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The competition is on for the 2014 EU Program Best Senior Thesis Award 

In order to be considered for the prize, a thesis must deal with European integration and be nominated by its department and/or adviser (and have a final grade in the A range). The deadline for submitting the nominations and a hard and electronic copy of the nominated thesis is May 2. Please send the nomination to smeunier@princeton.edu and the hard copy to Sophie Meunier, 437 Robertson Hall.

SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANCE GRANT IN EUROPE

The object of the research is to:

• collect information about the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) screening procedures (and their history) in all Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries;
• collect information about the FDI promotion incentives available in CEE countries, and those geared especially toward Chinese investors;
• collect information about national and local leaders visits to China and reciprocally.


The research needs to be completed by the end of July 2014. RA applicants can come either from Humboldt or from Princeton under the EUROFORT grant. For Princeton students, the deadline is January 1, 2014 and the grant will include the cost of travel to Europe plus one to two months of research in Europe, with a visit to Humboldt University. For more information on the project please contact Sophie Meunier at smeunier@princeton.edu.

EUROPEAN POLITICS AND HISTORY: POLITICS/WWS PROFESSOR seeks UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS to conduct research on French policy toward European integration in the 1960s. Strong reading knowledge of French is strongly preferable. 8-10 hours a week steady work. Classification A to G, depending on skills. E-mail CV to Prof. Andrew Moravcsik at amoravcs@princeton.edu> and mention POSITION TWO in header.

GLOBAL BALANCE OF POWER: POLITICS/WWS PROFESSOR seeks UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS to help conduct research on the relative power of US, Europe and China in world politics. Good organizational and web skills required, some quantitative skills or Chinese language useful but not required. 8-10 hours a week steady work. Classification A to G, depending on skills. E-mail CV to Prof. Andrew Moravcsik at amoravcs@princeton.edu> and mention POSITION THREE in header.

EUROPEAN POLITICS: PROFESSOR seeks UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT to locate, analyze and summarize books on current European politics to support reviews in FOREIGN AFFAIRS magazine. Good organizational and web skills required, knowledge of Europe strongly preferred. Classification A to G, depending on skills. 8-10 hours a week steady work. E-mail CV to Prof. Andrew Moravcsik at amoravcs@princeton.edu> and mention POSITION FOUR in header.

POLICY ANALYSIS: PROFESSOR seeks UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT to locate, analyze and summarize the historical and case study research methods of think tanks and government agencies. Good organizational and web skills required, some knowledge of politics preferred. Classification A to G, depending on skills. 8-10 hours a week steady work. E-mail CV to Prof. Andrew Moravcsik at amoravcs@princeton.edu> and mention POSITION FIVE in header.

Congratulations to Melissa Ding '13, whose thesis "Exploring National Differences in the Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Unions across the European Union" won the 2013 EU Program Best Thesis Award!
 
Sophie Meunier's article "Europe and the Management of Globalization" won the 2013 JEPP Prize for most downloaded article in 2011-2012 in the Journal of European Public Policy.
 
The first issue of the Princeton Journal of EU Studies is available! This is an annual, web-based, entirely student-run publication featuring some of the best student work on European integration at Princeton. Contact Editor-in-chief Max Siegel '14 if you are interested in participating.
The competition is on for the 2013 EU Program Best Thesis Award. In order to be considered for the prize, a thesis must deal with European integration and be nominated by its department and/or adviser (and have a final grade in the A range). The deadline for submitting the nominations and a hard and electronic copy of the nominated thesis is May 3. Please send the nomination to smeunier@princeton.edu and the hard copy to Sophie Meunier, 437 Robertson Hall.
 
It is with great sadness that the EU Program announces the death of Peter Kenen, the Walker Professor of Economics and International Finance Emeritus, who wrote extensively on European monetary integration, among others.

The Princeton European Youth Parliament is holding its first Transatlantic Youth Conference on December 6-9.

Congratulations to the co-winners of the 2012 EU Program Senior Thesis Award Jeffrey Cole (Politics) for his thesis "Pressure to Privatize: An Empirical Analysis into the Political and Economic Drivers of Privatization in Europe" and Angela Wu (WWS) for her thesis "Ireland and Iceland: Financial Crisis Management In and Out of the European Union".

Sophie Meunier was named by the French Prime Minister as a "Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques" for services rendered for her action towards the "promotion of French language and culture in the United States".

Attention Undergraduate and Graduate Students: The renowned German journal “Aus Politik and zeitgeschichte” is having a Call for Papers for an essay about European identity: www.bpb.de/publikationen/AMVVNN. They are happy to accept English contributions. The winning essays will be published in the journal on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Treaty of Maastricht. The guiding questions are: What is European identity? Is there the need for a European Identity? Why is a European identity unneessary or even bad? The way it works: Submit an abstract of about 4,000 characters to the address in the CfP. The authors of the selected abstract will then have time until the end of December to complete this essay.

Andrew Moravcsik's article, In Defense of Europe: Now More than Ever, It's Not Smart to Bet on the EU's Demise, was the cover story of the 30 May 2010 edition of Newsweek.

The competition is on for the 2011 EU Program Exploratory Research Fellowship. This fellowship is designed for Juniors and Sophomores who are planning to do preliminary research on the European Union for their senior thesis this summer. To apply, send a description of your project, a preliminary budget, and a CV to Sophie Meunier by May 18.

The competition is on for the 2011 EU Program Best Thesis Award. In order to be considered for the prize, a thesis must be nominated by its adviser and a printed copy sent to Sophie Meunier, Robertson 437, by May 5 at the latest.

Sophie Meunier published an oped on the French presidency of the G20 in the January 10, 2011 edition of The Huffington Post.

The competition is on for the 2011 EU Program Exploratory Research Fellowship. This fellowship is designed for Juniors and Sophomores who are planning to do preliminary research on the European Union for their senior thesis this summer.  To apply, send a description of your project, a preliminary budget, and a CV to Sophie Meunier by May 18.

The competition is on for the 2011 EU Program Best Thesis Award. In order to be considered for the prize, a thesis must be nominated by its adviser and a printed copy sent to Sophie Meunier, Robertson 437, by May 5 at the latest.

Sophie Meunier published an oped on the French presidency of the G20 in the January 10, 2011 edition of The Huffington Post.

Congratulations to Andreas von Staden, former PhD student, who won the 2010 award for Best Dissertation on a Human Rights Topic delivered by the American Political Science Association's Human Rights section.

Congratulations to Mareike Kleine, former EU Program affiliate, who won the 2010 Ernst Haas Best Dissertation Award from the American Political Science Association's European Politics and Society section.

Congratulations to Andrei Stetsenko, winner of the 2010 EU Program Best Senior Thesis Award  for his thesis "Gazprom, the Kremlin, and the EU: Whither the "Energy Weapon"?"

Congratulations to Amanda Tuninetti and Ben Weisman, winners for the 2010 EU Program Exploratory Research fellowships.

The competition is on for the EU Program Exploratory Research Fellowship. This fellowship is designed for Juniors and Sophomores who are planning to do preliminary research on the European Union for their senior thesis this summer.  To apply, send a description of your project, a preliminary budget, and a CV to Sophie Meunier by May 21.

THE 8TH ANNUAL CLAREMONT-UC UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON THE EUROPEAN UNION

Conference theme: "European Union after the Lisbon Treaty"  Thursday and Friday, April 8-9, 2010   Scripps College in Claremont, California

  The primary purpose of the conference is to enhance undergraduate training in and knowledge of the European Union and US/European relations. Undergraduate students from across the United States are encouraged to apply. Students may pursue a wide range of topics that reflect their interest, expertise, and past research. Topics may deal with, but are not limited to: defining sovereignty and the role of the state in the EU; role of the EU in the globalized world; immigration and social policy; minority issues; future of NATO; enlargement; institutional reform; nationalism and politics of the right; terrorism; environmental policy; reality of emerging new powers such as China and India.

Registration with abstracts must be submitted by February 12, 2010. Individual papers are due March 24, 2010. Registration for the conference is available on the European Union Center of California's website: http://eucenter.scrippscollege.edu/conference_registration_2010.html. For additional information about the Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union, please visit the Center's website at: http://eucenter.scrippscollege.edu/conference.html. Please contact Zaynah Rahman, conference coordinator, at (909) 607-8103 or zrahman@scrippscollege.edu, tecenter@scrippscollege.edu with any questions regarding the conference.

 

The inaugural EU Program prize for Best Senior Thesis on the European Union went to Ashley Alexander for her thesis "Bargaining Strength and Ratification Choice in the European Union Constitutional Treaty Process: An Intergovernmentalist Approach"  and to Alison Laporte-Oshiro for her thesis "Promoting Democracy in the Muslim World: The European Union in Turkey and Morocco."

The inaugural EU Program  EU Exploratory Research Fellowship in the amount of $1,000 went to Amanda Tuninetti and to Joseph Vellone. This fellowship is designed for Juniors and Sophomores who are planning to do preliminary research on the European Union for their senior thesis this summer.

Congratulations to Ledina Gocaj, winner of the 2011 EU Program Senior Thesis Award for her thesis "Bailing Out Europe: Creating the European Financial Stability Facility"

Congratulations to Patricia Bandeira Vieira, winner of the 2011 EU Program Exploratory Research fellowship.