2013 Spring Seminar: Europe in Crisis? Dispelling Myths About the European Union

March 20-21, 2013

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Schedule at a Glance
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2013 Balkans Study Visit

 

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*Registration is $175 for one seminar and $325 for both.

*A team of 4+ attending the SAME seminar is $150 per person.  (see flyer)

Featured Speakers

Erica Edwards. Erica Edwards is the Executive Director of the Center for European Studies, the European Union Center, and the Trans-Atlantic Masters Program. Prior to joining the Center for European Studies at UNC, Edwards was an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, Austria and a Postdoctoral Fellow in Multilevel Governance in the Political Science Department at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Edwards’  research and teaching interested are in the fields of comparative politics, political parties and party systems, European integration, public opinion, and comparative welfare states.  Edwards received her Ph.D. in Political Science from UNC at Chapel Hill and her M.A. from Collège d’Europe in Bruges, where she was a Fulbright Scholar. She also has a B.A. from University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Liesbet Hooghe. Liesbet Hooghe is the W.R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Political Science at UNC at Chapel Hill. She was educated in Belgium, and held postdoctoral fellowships at Cornell University, the KU Leuven, and Nuffield (Oxford University). Before joining the UNC faculty in 2000 she taught at the University of Toronto. She is the past Chair of the European Politics and Society Section of APSA (2004-5), and of the European Union Studies Association (2007-9). Her interests lie in the European Union, multilevel governance, decentralization, international organization, political parties, elite studies, public opinion.

 

Robert Jenkins. Robert Jenkins is Director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies. His scholarly interests are in the areas of social and political change, political conflict, state building, civil society and the nonprofit sector, and education.He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1987. Prior to joining the Center he was an independent consultant and researcher as well as a professor at Yale University. Dr. Jenkins has traveled widely through Eastern Europe and has lived in Budapest and Vienna.

 

Gary Marks. Gary Marks is Burton Craige Professor of Political Science at UNC at Chapel Hill. He was educated in England and received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. In 2010 he was awarded a Humboldt Research Prize for his contributions to political science. He co-founded the UNC Center for European Studies and EU Center of Excellence in 1994 and 1998, respectively, and served as Director until 2006. Marks has had fellowships and visiting professorships at the Free University of Amsterdam, the Free University of Berlin, the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg, Pompeu Fabra, the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna, Sciences Po, Konstanz University, and McMaster University among others. Currently Professor Marks has a five-year grant from the European Research Council for €2.5 million. His teaching and research are chiefly in comparative politics and multilevel governance. He has published over 50 articles and books with 50 or more scholarly citations.

 Layna Mosley. Layna Mosley is a Professor of Political Science at UNC at Chapel Hill. She has a Ph.D. from Duke University and a B.A. from Rollins College. Her research explores the impact of international investors on national policy choices in both developed and developing countries. She is the author of Global Capital and National Governments (Cambridge University Press,2003) and Labor Rights and Multinational Production (Cambridge University Press 2011). Her articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, International Organization, and Review of International Political Economy.Mosley’s current research investigates the impact of foreign direct investors on workers’ rights in  developing nations, the politics of sovereign debt, and the role of the private sector in the global governance of financial markets.

 

Schedule At-A-Glance*

Wednesday, March 20 Thursday, March 21
1:00 Check In and Registration  8:00 Coffee, Juice, and Pastries
1:30 Welcome
John Stephens
Center for European Studies,
European Union Center of Excellence
UNC at Chapel Hill 
8:30 Immigration and Radical Right Wing Parties in Europe
Erica Edwards
Center for European Studies
UNC at Chapel Hill
1:45 What Is the European Union and Why Is It Important?
Gary Marks
Department of Political Science
UNC at Chapel Hill
9:30 BREAK 
2:45 BREAK 9:45  Concurrent Sessions I: Understanding Europe and the EU
3:00 Ethnic Conflict and Minority Rights in Eastern Europe
Robert Jenkins
Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and
East European Studies
UNC at Chapel Hill
1. Understanding the Environmental Movement on Europe: The Case of Germany
Lada Kochtcheeva
School of Public Policy and International Affairs
North Carolina State University
4:00 The European Union and the Euro Crisis
Layna Mosley
Department of Political Science
UNC at Chapel Hill
2. Feeling European Today: The Aims and Challenges of Creating a European Identity amongst EU Citizens 
Anna Brigevich
Center for European Studies
UNC at Chapel Hill
5:15 RECEPTION 3. Shredding Europe’s Safety Net: The Welfare State and the Politics of Austerity
Erica Edwards
Center for European Studies
UNC at Chapel Hill 
4. The History and the Politics of the Balkans
Besir Ceka
Department of Slavic and Germanic Languages
UNC at Chapel Hill
10:45 BREAK
11:00 Concurrent Session II
Understanding Europe and the EU
1. An Overview of Education in Bosnia, Croatia, and Slovenia: Challenges and Opportunities
Jacqueline Olich
Center for Slavic, Eurasian, & East European Studies
UNC at Chapel Hill
2. Transatlantic Relations in Crisis?
Holger Moroff
Department of Political Science
UNC at Chapel Hill
Teaching Europe and the EU
GRADES K-12
3. Teaching the EU with LEARN NC
Kimberly Hirsh and Regina Higgins
LEARN NC
UNC at Chapel Hill
GRADES 6-12
4. Encouraging Global Citizenship & Critical Thinking in the 6-12 Classroom
Paul Bonnici
NC Civic Education Consortium
UNC at Chapel Hill
12:00 LUNCH
1:00 Concurrent Sessions III: Teaching Europe and the EU
GRADES K-12
1. A Hands on Guide to the European Union: Lesson Plans, Classroom Activities, and Media Resources for Teachers
Anna Brigevich
Center for European Studies
UNC at Chapel Hill
2. Teaching the Veil
Angela Ritter
Department of Romance Languages and Literature
UNC at Chapel Hill
GRADES 6-12
3. Globalizing Your Classroom and School
Robin McMahon and Erin White
Smith Middle School
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools 
GRADES 9-12 and COMMUNITY COLLEGE
4. Using Film to Teach about Europe
Elise Harris
Department of English and Comparative Literature
UNC at Chapel Hill
2:00 BREAK
  2:15 The European Union as a Global Actor
Liesbet Hooghe
Department of Political Science
UNC at Chapel Hill
3:15 Closing Remarks
Charlé LaMonica
World View
UNC at Chapel Hill
3:30 Adjournment

*Program subject to change.