German Campus Week, November 5-9

Please join us for the following think transatlantic events this November!

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CES Speaker Series: Skills Challenges in Europe

CES Fall Speaker Series: Risto Raivio lectures on skills challenges in Europe
Event date: Friday, September 28, 2012 | 12 – 1:30 pm
Location: FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill, 4th Floor Seminar Room

Returning visiting EU Fellow Risto Raivio gives lecture on “Skills challenges in Europe – food for thought from NC community colleges.” He is currently the Head of the Vocational Education and Training Policy Sector of the European Commission’s DG for Education and Culture. In the past, Raivio has lectured on European civil society organizations and the EU’s initiatives in fostering vocational training and life-long learning.

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Lecture: The Past under Erasure? History, Memory, and the Contemporary

Lecture  :  The Past under Erasure? History, Memory, and the Contemporary
September 21st  |  4:00 PM to 6:30 PM  |   Wilson Library, Pleasant Room

This lecture, given by Geoff Eley will explore some particularities of history writing in the present. Thematics include the meanings of the contemporary interest in memory, the different ways in which ideas about and images of the past circulate through the mass-mediated public sphere of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the complexities of publicness and the public sphere, and the shifting boundaries between popular ideas of the past and changes in the discipline of history.

Geoff Eley is the Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History and Chair the Department of History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

In conjunction with the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for European Studies, the UNC Department of History, the UNC Institutefor the Arts and Humanities, Davidson College and the Triangle Intellectual History Seminar.

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CES Speaker Series: “Why is Governance Multilevel?”

Lecture  :  Why Is Governance Multilevel?
September 14th  |  12:00 PM to 1:30 PM  |   FedEx Global Education Center, Conference Room 4003

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Center for European Studies, we are pleased to announce this year’s theme for the annual Friday Lecture Series: Beyond the Eurocrisis. Please feel free to bring your lunch. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Gary Marks, Chair in Multilevel Governance, Free University of Amsterdam and UNC-CH Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Political Science. Marks is best known for developing the concept of multilevel governance in relation to the European Union. He was the founding Director of the Center for European Studies and the European Union Center for Excellence at UNC-CH, which he led from 1994 to 2006. Over the past few years he has worked on a variety of projects dealing with European political parties, regional authority, and Europe and its empires.

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Conversations on Europe: Scholars discuss Ireland’s role in European economy

“Conversations on Europe” Speaker Series
Scholars discuss Ireland’s role in European economy

Event date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 | 12 – 1:30 pm

Location: UNC-Chapel Hill, Graham Memorial Hall, Room 039

The “Conversations on Europe” speaker series features some of the country’s top experts on the European Union. The series links presenters and participants via videoconferencing across several sites. This month, Stephen Kinsella (University of Limerick), James Donnelly (University of Wisconsin-Madison), journalist Vincent Brown (Irish Times), Klaus Larres (UNC-Chapel Hill), Niamh Hardiman (University College Dublin), and James Lamb (President of the Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh) comment on Ireland’s financial crisis in a forum titled “Tiger in a Cage: Ireland and the New European Economy.” Audiences at all sites will be able to ask questions of the experts. This event is open to the public.

Please see flyer for more details.

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Lecture Series: The U.S. in World Affairs – The Cold War & Beyond

For those of you in the Triangle area, Prof. Klaus Larres in the History Dept. (UNC-CH) has organized a lecture series on the U.S. in World Affairs. Please see the following links for details. Additionally, this Friday at 3:30 pm Michael Collins, the Ambassador of Ireland to the U.S., will be discussing Ireland and the Euro Crisis at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the Global FedEx Building on Pittsboro St. in Chapel Hill.

Larres lecture series Fall 2012 – US in World Affairs copy

AmbassadorCollins-2012-1 copy

R Immerman on the CIA at UNC – Sept 11 2012 copy

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Transnational German Film Conference, November 8th-9th

                                                  Click here for the full program.

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2nd Annual Conference for the Black German Cultural Society

For those of you in NYC, check out the 2nd Annual Conference for the Black German Cultural Society August 10th-11th hosted by Columbia University and Barnard College.

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R&B Meets German Expressionism

Better late than never…Although I’ve long been a fan of her music, I had no idea about Janelle Monae’s inspiration behind her hit album the Archandroid. Thank you to Professor William A. “Sandy” Darity at Duke for pointing this out to me!

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Wild West Germany

Wild West Germany: An article on why Germans continue to be capitivated by the “Wild West.”

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