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					                                November 23-27
                                           e-Weekly Archive

                           Happy Thanksgiving
    I.       Upcoming EUC Events
    II.      FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowships Workshop for
             Undergraduate and Graduate Students – Dec. 4
    III.     International Photo Contest
    IV.      Volunteers needed for Centennial High School ‘Contemporary World’
             Interview Project
    V.       Announcements (Scholarships, Fellowships & Grants; Internships; Calls for
             Papers & Proposals; Study Abroad Open House; Job Announcements)


MONDAY, November 30
“Comparative Analysis of Member States’ Compliance Record with EU Law”
Public lecture with Prof. Thomas König, University of Manheim, Germany.
1080 Foreign Languages Building (Lucy Ellis Lounge), 707 S. Mathews Avenue, Urbana.
12 PM.
“How do we best explain correct and timely implementation of EU directives? We find that a country’s
(dis)agreement with, and the Commission’s preference for, an objective significantly explain (in)correct
implementation. The duration of the process is also determined by the degree of Council conflict, the
level of discretion (granted to a country) and the type of (amending) EC directive. Once the deadline for
transposition has expired, Council conflict shortens the time needed, while delay does not change the
Commission’s influence. This suggests that member states dislike defection by a country, and the
Commission pursues its role independent from own interests.”
Prof. König’s website:
Co-sponsored by the European Union Center and the Department of Political Science.

TUESDAY, December 1
Alumni Insights on International Careers and Foreign Languages and Area Studies
University of Illinois alums discuss their international careers using foreign language and
area studies backgrounds. They will highlight different international career trajectories,
how to get your foot in the door, FLAS fellowships, and other suggestions for rewarding
international careers.
Business Instructional Facility, room 3007, 515 E. Gregory Dr., 6:30 PM.
For further information please contact Jamie McGowan at Phone 217-244-3648. For
program details and to register for this event:

Welcome and Introduction: Jamie McGowan, Center for African Studies
Alumni Networks -- Paula Gray Havlik, Director, Advancement Initiatives, University of
Illinois Alumni Association
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships --Merrily Shaw, Assistant to the
Director, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
PANEL: Alumni Insights on International Careers and Foreign Languages and Area
Amy Brimah, founding member of Brimah & Eisenhuth LLC
Peter Rohloff, Executive Director, Wuqu' Kawoq: Strengthening Mayan Language and
Matt Rosenstein, Associate Director, Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and
International Security (ACDIS), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Liz Thorstensen, Senior Economic Development Associate, International Economic
Development Council
Merrily Shaw will also be present to discuss the FLAS fellowship application process and

Co-sponsored by: Center for African Studies; Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies;
Center for Global Studies; Center for International Business Education and Research;
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Center for South Asian and Middle
Eastern Studies; European Union Center; Russian, East European and Eurasian Center;
The United States Department of Education

FRIDAY, December 4
EU Center Brown Bag Series: The Politics of EU Heritage: Negotiating Tourism, Culture,
& Identity. Carla Santos, Assistant Professor, Recreation, Sport & Tourism, U of I.
The European Capital of Culture (ECoC) is one of the most successful European Union
cultural tourism events and offers a means to address how the planning of tourism,
culture and identity happens within Europe. How and why are particular interpretations
of cultural identity promoted? Whose interests are advanced and/or impeded?
1080 Foreign Languages Building (Lucy Ellis Lounge), 707 S. Mathews Avenue, Urbana.
12 PM.

FRIDAY, December 4
FLAS Fellowships Workshop for Undergraduate Students: New this year: Foreign
Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for undergraduate students. This
workshop will feature information on FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies)
Fellowships for undergraduate students. FLAS coordinators from the Area and
International Centers will explain what a FLAS fellowship entails, present tips on how to
write a successful
2-3 P.M. Room 101, International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign.

FLAS Fellowships Workshop for Graduate Students: The workshop will feature
information on FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowships with
presentations by the Area and International Centers FLAS coordinators: tips on how to
write a successful application; what supporting documents you need; who is an
appropriate reference.
3-4 P.M. Room 101, International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign.

FLAS Fellowships website:
For details on FLAS and above meetings please contact Prof. Laura Hastings at

International Programs and Studies & Study Abroad Office

Have you recently studied abroad? Are you studying abroad now? Submit your photos
to the International Photo Contest!
This year’s theme is: Illinois in the World

You can submit photos in these categories:
Engagement in the Community
Engagement in the Classroom
Engagement in the Culture

Rules & Requirements
Entrants must be current students or recent graduates who have studied abroad
through a University of Illinois program or gone abroad with a University of Illinois RSO.
Entrants may submit one photo in each category.
Preference will be given to photos submitted along with a 100-300 word explanation on
how your photo illustrates engagement in the community/classroom/culture.
Photos must be original work and have been taken during the entrant’s study abroad
Submitted photos must be of high quality (1MB+).
Photos must be appropriate for posting on university materials. Obscene, provocative,
or otherwise questionable content will not be considered.
Photos must be submitted by Monday, March 1, 2010 to Rachel Kamagne-Jones at or brought to 112 International Studies Building. Entries received
after the deadline will not be eligible.
Entries that fail to comply with the Entry Requirements will be disqualified.
The category of classroom can be widely interpreted to include any academic activity (in
class, studying, excursions, research, field work, etc.).

Judging & Awards
A panel of students and staff will vote to decide the winning photographs. Prizes will be
awarded to the winners in all 3 categories. Winning photos will be displayed during
International Education Week (April 5-11, 2010) and published in the Illinois
International Review. Winning photographs will also be featured on the website for the
Study Abroad Office ( and International Programs and Studies
( Winners will be announced on April 8, 2010.

Photographers retain the copyright of their photographs. But, by entering the contest,
photographers agree to have their submitted photograph(s) displayed at all
International Education Week events; on the Study Abroad Office (SAO), International
Education Week (IEW), and International Programs and Studies (IPS) websites; and any
other distribution materials without any fee or other form of compensation, and agree
that Study Abroad Office and International Programs and Studies may make and retain
copies of the photograph for archival purposes.

Entries (including non-winning entries) may be selected for display or use in other SAO,
IEW, or IPS materials without permission from the photographer. Entries will never be
used by any of these units in any manner for sales. In the event that ownership of any
photograph submitted to this competition is contested in any manner, SAO, IEW, and
IPS retain the discretion to disqualify that photograph and discontinue use of the
ALL photos (both winners and non-winners) will become the property of the Study
Abroad Office, International Education Week, and International Programs and Studies
and will not be returned. Please do not send your only copy of a photo.

Randy Strunk, Social Studies Teacher at Centennial High School in Champaign, is looking
for volunteers for the Contemporary World classes. He needs to find international
people for the students to interview. The students have each chosen a particular
country to become their “resident expert.” Each student needs to find someone from
that country, who can speak English.
Interested? Questions? Please contact Randy Strunk at


Scholarships, Fellowships &Grants
EUSA (European Union Studies Association) Haas Fund Fellowship -- Deadline for
applications to be received in the EUSA office: January 8, 2010
The 2009-2011 EUSA Executive Committee is pleased to announce the 2010 EUSA Haas
Fund Fellowship Competition, an annual fellowship for graduate student EU-related
dissertation research. We will offer at least one unrestricted fellowship of $1,500 to
support the dissertation research of any graduate student pursuing an EU-related
dissertation topic in the academic year 2010-2011.
Please note the following stipulations for applicants, who must:
be pursuing the doctoral degree (PhD) at an accredited institution in any country;
be writing a dissertation in English;
have an EU-related, doctoral dissertation topic approved by the professor who will
supervise it; and,
be able to demonstrate clearly the relevance to EU studies of the dissertation topic.
Applicants for this Fellowship should submit: A one-page letter of application that
specifies how the fellowship would be used; A CV; A two-page (500 words) précis of the
dissertation research project that also explains its relevance to EU studies; and,
Ask for two letters of support to be sent directly to EUSA. These letters should be from
professors serving on the student’s dissertation committee, and one should be the
Please send applications to and use the heading “2010 E.B. Haas Fund
Fellowship competition.” The successful applicant will be notified by March 1, 2010 at
the latest, and will receive the grant soon thereafter. The fellowship will be paid in one
lump sum by check and in US dollars only.

The American Council of Learned Societies Title VIII-sponsored East European
Language, Conference and Travel Grants
For parties interested in applying, deadlines for our programs are as follows:
Language Grants to Individuals for Summer Study—January 15, 2010
Language Grants to Institutions for Summer Courses—January 15, 2010
Heritage Speakers Research Grant—January 15, 2010
Conference Grants—January 29, 2010
Travel Grants—January 29, 2010
For further information and to view our revised guidelines and application
instructions, please visit
Support is available from Title VIII for language study and research related to all East
European Countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech
Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo/a, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro,
Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Mellon Council for European Studies Pre-Dissertation Scholarships in European
Studies—Deadline February 1
Each research award is worth $4,000; only those students whose home institution is a
member of the Council may participate in the competition. UIUC is a member of the
Council. Successful proposals from 2009 can be viewed at:
Application materials and FAQ's can be found at:

European Commission Delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic – Deadline December 1
The European Commission Delegation in the Kyrgyz Republic
( is looking for a dynamic and highly motivated intern to join
the EC Delegation for a period of four to six months, preferable starting from Mid-
January 2010.
S/he will work in the political section, assisting in political and economic reporting.
Special emphasis will be put on human rights and democratisation issues. In addition,
assistance in management of development cooperation projects might be a potential
task upon request.
Requirements and qualifications:
University studies in political/economic sciences
social skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
strong sense of responsibility, reliability
good drafting skills in English
fluent in Russian (ability to follow news, conferences and seminars held in Russian)
The internship is unpaid. CV and letter of motivation in English shall be sent by letter,
fax or e-mail to: European Commission Delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic, For the
attention of Mr. Olaf Heidelbach, Attaché, 236 Abdumomunova Str., 720033 Bishkek,
Kyrgyz Republic, Fax No: (996 312) 901266, e-mail:

Calls for Papers & Proposals:
5th Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union: The EU Past and
Present: Historical and Ongoing Discussions and Debates – Deadline December 1
March 20, University of Pittsburgh

Environment, Identities, and Space in Europe and Central Asia – Deadline December 15
February 26-28, University of Pittsburgh

The 8th Biennial Conference of the European Community Studies Association: Whither
Europe? – Deadline December 31
April 29 - May 1| Victoria, BC, Canada

Negotiating Europe, Defining Germany: Past, Present and Future: Third Biennial
Graduate Student Conference – Deadline January 15
March 25, 2010, Department of Germanic Studies, University of Texas at Austin,
Participants are also strongly encouraged to stay through Sunday to attend the German
Studies Workshop.
Please send one-page abstracts to the conference organizers at by January 15, 2010.
A limited amount of funds are available to help defer travel expenses for accepted
Since the end of World War II, Germany has continually occupied a central position in
debates over the emergence of modern-day Europe. From early attempts to forge a
transnational European community, to the Cold War and reunification, and debates over
guest labor and immigration, Germany has been the stage of numerous developments
that have bearing on the broader European context.
Conversely, projects to define and create Europe have necessarily inflected political,
social and cultural developments in Germany. In today’s Europe, decisions made in
Brussels reach across conventional borders and affect everyday life in Germany.
Individuals and communities, too, cross lines that were once drawn in concrete and iron,
and continually call into question what Germany, in fact, is.
In conjunction with the Third German Studies Workshop “Rethinking German- Turkish
Cinema,” the 2010 graduate conference will focus on the many tensions that have
emerged from the historical, cultural, social and political interactions of Germany and
Europe; and will examine how Germany and Europe have mutually conditioned each
other’s development since 1945.
Presenters are invited from all relevant disciplines to address topics including
conceptions and perceptions of Europe from German perspectives and vice-versa;
German culture as European and/or EU culture; borders and border transgression;
migrant and minority experiences; legacies of East and West; ideas of nation and
nationality; etc. We also invite artistic contributions in other media such as
photography or film.

Technology Enhanced Learning against Social Exclusion – Deadline January 26
This special issue of eLearning Papers will examine how Technology Enhanced Learning
(TEL) can help individuals and institutions to fight against poverty and social exclusion.
For details please visit:
The provisional date of publication is the end of April 2010. See the author guidelines at:

Social Justice in a Changing World: Second Annual Undergraduate and Graduate
Student Conference – Deadline March 26 (by 5:00 pm)
April 23, 2010, Roosevelt University, Chicago.
All papers must be submitted online at
Online proposal submission opens February 1, 2010. You will be notified if your paper
was accepted/rejected by April 2.:
Registration is free. Registration forms are located online at:
Submit forms to: Please register for the
conference by April 15. Lunch is on your own. There will be a catered reception
following the Keynote Panel.
For more information:

Children and War: Past and Present
International multidisciplinary conference to be held at the University of Salzburg,
Austria, 30 September - 2 October 2010. Organised by the University of Salzburg and the
University of Wolverhampton (UK).
For details, please visit:
Please send an abstract of 200-250 words, together with biographical background
information of 50-100 words to:

Study Abroad Open House
December 8, 2009
3:30-5 PM (remarks at 4 PM)
RSVP to, acceptances only, by Dec. 2.
We'll be introducing several additions to our staff and talking about Illinois and study
abroad in general. Feel free to pass this invitation to others.

Job Announcements:
Faculty Position
American University in Bulgaria, Department of Politics and European Studies
The American University in Bulgaria (AUBG: seeks faculty candidates
eager to join the premier American-style liberal arts university in Southeast Europe.
AUBG is fully accredited in both the USA and in Bulgaria. Position begins in August 2010
at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor to support a political
science/international relations program and a European studies program focusing on
the European Union. We are seeking an individual in either of the following fields:
European Union Law/International Law: The candidate should be able to offer
introductory courses in European Union law and international law and should be able to
offer advanced courses in either area. The candidate should also be able to offer
introductory courses in political theory or international relations.
International Relations/Political Science: The candidate should be able to offer advanced
level courses in South Eastern Europe. The candidate should be able to offer
introductory courses in political theory or international relations. The ideal candidate
will also be able to offer courses in some aspect of the European Union.
A Ph.D. degree in political science, European integration, or a closely related field is
preferred. Candidates with a reasonable expectation of completing all requirements for
the degree before the start of the fall 2010 semester will also be considered.
TO APPLY: Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and
names/contact information of three references. The initial selection process will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted
by email to or by mail to POS Faculty Search, American University in
Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria.
Associate Professor/Reader level and Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
The School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham
Please note that for both posts we welcome applications from any part of the discipline,
but particular weight will be given to candidates with research strengths in the areas
For one post, the School particularly encourages applications from those with a track
record, or demonstrable potential, of research excellence in West European, including
British, politics and/or the politics of the EU, as well as demonstrable experience in
teaching of and research in research methods, including quantitative methods.
 For the second post, the School will give particular weight to candidates with a track
record, or demonstrable potential, of research excellence in the politics and/or
international relations of the Asia-Pacific region, conceived in a broad sense.
Further information about the posts can be obtained via the following links:
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Lauren McLaren, tel. +44 (0) 115 846 7511 or

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