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The competition is on for the 2015 EU Program Best Senior Thesis Award 

In order to be considered for the prize, a senior thesis must deal with European integration, have a final grade in the A range, and be nominated by its department and/or adviser. Departments can nominate several theses that qualify. The deadline for submitting the nominations and a hard and electronic copy of the nominated thesis is May 8. Please send the nomination to smeunier@princeton.edu and the hard copy to Sophie Meunier, 437 Robertson Hall.

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EUROFORT Summer Research Grants

Call for Applications

Summer 2015 Fellowship Program of the Princeton-Humboldt Strategic Partnership

This year EUROFORT is looking to collect data on:

·          Cluster 1: Foreign Direct Investment

o    Why foreign investment was not included in the Treaty of Rome (will involve archival work in Florence and the Founding Member States)

o    Interest group lobbying for and against the supranationalization of FDI policy in Europe (will involve interview and archival work mostly in Brussels and in some EU Member State capitals)

o    The Investor-State-Dispute Settlement (ISDS) controversy in Europe (will involve media research and interview work, mostly in Germany)

 

·          Cluster 2: Legal and illegal immigration

o    Using quantitative data sets to study migration (will involve collating and supplementing quantitative data sets for research cooperation amongst Princeton and Humboldt migration researchers, quantitative and qualitative skills needed)

o    Party politicization of the migration issue (will involve quantitative coding of party programs and other materials)

 

·          Cluster 3: the Transformation of European Health Systems

o    What have been the main changes in the European Regulatory Framework for health systems and how have these been influenced by interest group politics? (will involve primary source research in Brussels and collections at other sites, including Florence)

o    Member state responses to recent European Court of Justice Rulings concerning patient mobility and cross-border health care, including from 3rd Country Nationals.

 

Summer Grants Program

This program will provide a total of 3 summer fellowships for Princeton student researchers ($2,500 stipend plus $1,350 travel expenses) and 3 summer fellowships for Humboldt student researchers (trip to Princeton covered, plus €2000 Stipend, plus intra-European travel expenses to be determined depending on the topic). It is open to A.B. (ideally Juniors) and Ph.D students on the Princeton side, and SOWI Mono BA, SOWI MA, MAIB, BGSS PhD’s on the Humboldt side.

Both Princeton and Humboldt grantees will attend the Princeton Annual Workshop on European Integration on May 1, 2014 and portions of the Berlin Summer School in July 2014. Research will be conducted in Europe for four weeks of the student’s choosing and completed by the end of July. The student researcher will then turn over to EUROFORT all the data collected (e.g. scans of archival materials, interviews, etc., to be deposited in a common repository) and a report that summarizes the main findings and organizes the collected material.

We are looking for students with a good understanding of European integration, an ability to work independently, and good planning and writing skills. EUROFORT students are allowed and encouraged to use the research collected for their own independent research (e.g. Senior Thesis at Princeton).

 

Application

·          CV

·          Current transcript

·          Letter of recommendation from one of your faculty advisers

·          Short essay explaining why you are qualified to undertake this research, which specific topic you are applying for (e.g. ISDS controversy) and, if applicable, how this research will help make a critical contribution to your AB, BA, MA or PhD thesis.

·          For Humboldt: copy of Immatriculation Certificate

Deadline for application: January 10, 2015.

For Princeton students: submit application as a single PDF File (except letter of recommendation, to be emailed directly) to smeunier@princeton.edu with Subject line: EUROFORT

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Congratulations to EUROFORT research fellow William Beacom '15 who became the 2015 Sachs Global Scholar!

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The Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES), the European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center (EUCE/ESC), and the International Business Center (IBC) at the University of Pittsburgh are once again sponsoring the Europe: East and West Undergraduate Research Symposium. The event will be held this year on Friday, March 27, 2015. Modeled after traditional academic conferences, students will present their research papers on Western and Eastern Europe, including Russia, at the symposium to discussants and an audience.

 

If you wrote a Europe or Russia related paper this fall, or plan on writing one for a class next spring, we encourage you to submit your paper for consideration.

 

The deadline to submit an application, with a 250-300 word abstract, is Tuesday, January 20th. More information and the application can be found at http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/ursymposium/.  If you have questions about the symposium, please contact Gina Peirce at gbpeirce@pitt.edu or (412) 648-2290.

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The Princeton-Humboldt EUROFORT summer grants have been announced!

The recipients are William Beacom '15, Domagoj Babic '16, Zach Ogle '15, and Carolyn Yang '15 for the project on FDI policy in Europe and Yossi Harpaz for the project on EU identity. Congratulations!

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Congratulations to Mianna Chen whose thesis "Protection in the Face of a Trade War: Influences and Decision-Making in the EU-China Solar Panel Anti-Dumping Case" won the 2014 EU Program Best Thesis Award!

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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.