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Summer 2016 Student Fellowship Program of the Princeton-Sciences Po Strategic Partnership

Europeanization vs. Globalization: The Euro Crisis and the Changing Politics of Economic Interdependence in Europe (EUROGLOB)

 

The acceleration of globalization since the end of the 20th century has revealed the benefits but also the dangers of economic interdependence. In Europe, globalization has come in two flavors, which have been combined or distinguished on purpose, depending on the political point to be made: “globalization”, which refers to external, often American, macro forces; and “Europeanization”, which refers to the gradual process of integrating regions, removing barriers, harmonizing regulations, and creating a common identity between the 28 members of the European Union (EU). In both cases, goods, services, capital, ideas, and people have started to massively circulate across borders, but the intensity of such exchanges is much deeper in the European case.

For almost two decades, European publics were reassured that the continuing process of European integration would protect them against the negative impact of globalization. The euro crisis, however, shook to the core the foundations of this tacit equilibrium. What if, instead of protecting European citizens from the vagaries of globalization, Europeanization had instead imported them further into the heart of Europe, like a Trojan Horse? What if economic recovery remained elusive precisely because Europeanization, which was supposed to be protective, was on the contrary preventing the economic adjustment necessary? This project asks how the linkages between globalization and Europeanization have changed, both in reality and in perception, in the wake of the euro crisis and what this change means for politics and policies in Europe.

The Princeton-Sciences Po Collaborative Partnership “Europeanization vs. Globalization: The Euro Crisis and the Changing Politics of Economic Interdependence in Europe” (EUROGLOB) is a three-year transatlantic research program bringing together Princeton and Sciences Po faculty as well as BA, MA and PhD students to carry out collaborative research on globalization and European integration.   The EUROGLOB research projects are organized in three related clusters, which are recruiting student researchers for Summer 2016 fellowships.

 

Cluster 1: Changing patterns of economic and political interdependence

The first research cluster aims to provide a comparative picture of Europeanization vs. globalization trends.   For Summer 2016, we invite research proposals that will gather and analyse empirical evidence of changing patterns of economic interdependence (trade, financial flows, foreign direct investment interdependence) in the period before, during and after the crisis in Europe.   We particularly welcome proposals that consider the extent to which the trend to greater regionalisation in the decades before the crisis has been reversed and the factors which might account for this.

 

Cluster 2: Analysis of public discourse on globalization and Europeanization

The second research cluster focuses on gathering empirical evidence of public positions (policy-makers, academics, media) on globalization and European integration before and after the outbreak of the euro crisis. For Summer 2016, we invite research proposals that will construct and administer a survey of elite attitudes to globalization and European integration in France and/or other European states with a specific focus on Foreign Direct Investment, originating both from inside and outside the EU.  

 

Cluster 3: The emergence of a globalization/Europeanization cleavage in domestic politics

In the third research cluster we invite proposals that seek to analyze the emergence of what some authors are referring to as a “globalization cleavage” in domestic politics. The forces of economic interdependence, both global and regional, have changed the character and substance of interest representation. Some of the political consequences have been an increase in electoral volatility and the emergence of new parties, usually at both extremes of the traditional left-right spectrum, who give a voice to the losers of global economic interdependence.For Summer 2016, we invite research proposals that will code party manifestoes in France and/or other European states since the 1990s to see how they locate themselves relatively to the globalization and Europeanization cleavage.

 

 

Summer Grants Program

 

This program will provide up to 2 summer fellowships for Princeton student researchers ($2,500 stipend plus $1,350 travel expenses) and 2 summer fellowships for Sciences Po student researchers (€2000 for Stipend plus up to €1000 for travel). It is open to A.B. (ideally Juniors) and Ph.D students on the Princeton side, as well as Master level and Ecole Doctorale students on the Sciences Po side.

Both Princeton and Sciences Po grantees will attend the Princeton Annual Workshop on European Integration on May 13, 2016. Research will be conducted for four weeks of the student’s choosing and completed by the end of August. Princeton students are expected to spend some of their research time at Sciences Po.

The student researcher will turn over to EUROGLOB all the data collected (e.g. survey conducted, scans of archival materials, interviews, etc.,) to be deposited in a common repository, as well as write a report that summarizes the main findings and organizes the collected material. All EUROGLOB participants are allowed and encouraged to use the research collected for their own independent research (e.g. Senior Thesis at Princeton, Masters and PhD thesis at Sciences Po).

We are looking for students with a good understanding of European integration, an ability to work independently, and good planning and writing skills. For Cluster 2, successful applicants need prior survey research experience.

 

Your application needs to contain the following materials

·          Curriculum Vitae

·          Current transcript

·          Letter of recommendation from one of your faculty advisers

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

 

Deadline for application: February 19, 2016

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: EUROGLOB

For Sciences Po students: submit application as a single PDF File (except letter of recommendation, to be emailed directly) to: colin.hay@sciencespo.fr with Subject line: EUROGLOB

 

 

Sophie Meunier, Research Scholar in Public and International Affairs and Co-Director EU Program at Princeton

Colin Hay, Professeur des Universités en science politique, Centre d'études européennes de Sciences Po, Paris

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Call for Applications

 

Summer 2016 Fellowship Program of the Princeton-Humboldt Strategic Partnership

 

Fortress Europe? How the Rest of the World Shapes European Integration (EUROFORT)

 

Research Focus

 

The European Union (EU) is the unique exemplar of a collective of states which enjoys both supra-national powers and binding procedures for democratic decision-making. It is central to theories of cooperative international relations and theories of global democracy. Yet in spite of its remarkable accomplishments over more than fifty years, the EU is now in crisis. It is challenged, as perhaps never before, to develop internal cohesion and solidarity while simultaneously opening up its borders in a globalizing world. Now in its third year, the EUROFORT project examines the process of European integration in a new light, focusing on how it has and will develop in response to external pressures. The research is organized in three clusters focusing on the politics of Foreign Direct Investment in Europe, European Identities and Integration, and the European Social Model.

 

This year EUROFORT is addressing the following three topics:

 

Cluster 1: Foreign Direct Investment

·         The Investor-State-Dispute Settlement (ISDS) controversy in Europe in the context of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), in order to analyze when and why the debate arose (will include mostly media analysis but may also involve interviews).

·         Perceptions and rhetoric about Chinese direct investment in Europe, in order to analyze how, when and why shifts have occurred in European public opinion (will include mostly media analysis but may involve interviews as well).

 

Cluster 2: European Identities and Integration

·         The rise of right-wing populist parties in Europe and the content of their appeal, using party programmatic statements, media statements, public opinion polls and electoral data. Students will cooperate in collecting this data in libraries and in the field.  We will distribute the countries amongst the students after we have selected the grant recipients.

 

Cluster 3: The Transformation of European Health Systems

·         The role of political institutions and electoral competition in European health systems. We need data on Eastern and Central European elections, parties and constitutional structures from 1989 to the present, in order to combine it with the data we have already collected on health reforms in Central and Eastern Europe.  Students will cooperate in collecting this data in libraries and in the field.  We will distribute the countries amongst the students after we have selected the grant recipients.

·         The role of the liberal party in explaining Swedish constitutional change. This project will entail work in governmental and party archives in Stockholm.

 

 

Summer Grants Program

 

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

Both Princeton and Humboldt grantees will attend the Princeton Annual Workshop on European Integration on May 13, 2016 and portions of the Berlin Summer School in July 2016. Research will be conducted in Europe for four weeks of the student’s choosing and completed by the end of August. 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, BA, Ma and PhD thesis at Humboldt). Students working in cluster one and cluster two should be familiar with media content analysis. Students working in cluster two and cluster three need the appropriate language skills as well as knowledge of Excel and Stata.

 

Your application needs to contain the following materials

·         Curriculum Vitae

·         Current transcript

·         Letter of recommendation from one of your faculty advisers

·         Short essay explaining why you are qualified to undertake this research (e.g. media analysis), 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 31, 2016

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

For Humboldt students: submit application as a single PDF File (except letter of recommendation, to be emailed directly) to: immergue@hu-berlin.de with Subject line: EUROFORT

 

 

Sophie Meunier, Research Scholar in Public and International Affairs and Co-Director EU Program at Princeton

Ellen M. Immergut, Professor of Comparative Politics and Director of the Berlin Graduate School, Humboldt University

 

 

European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize

European Studies First Article Prize call for nominations

The European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize is designed to encourage interest in the field of European Studies by rewarding talented undergraduates who have conducted original research in the field. Thus, the European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize is given for the best advanced research paper written in English on any subject in European Studies as part of an undergraduate university degree program.
 
Two prizes will be awarded in 2016, one for a paper in the Humanities and one for a paper in the Social Sciences. A multi-disciplinary selection committee appointed by the Council’s Executive Committee will choose the winners. Each prize winner will receive a check for $500, along with public recognition in the European Studies Newsletter and on the Council’s social media sites. In addition, those prize winners who are interested in attending the CES conference may request one conference registration waiver for any conference in the three years following their award.
 

Eligibility

Each nominated article must meet the following criteria:

  • be a paper written by an undergraduate student in the field of European Studies;
  • be written in English;
  • be the work of one author only;
  • be authored by a student of an institution that is a member of the CES Academic Consortium.

Nominations may be submitted by the author, an admiring faculty member or fellow student, and must be accompanied by a nomination form and digital copy of the nominated paper.  (Papers should be directly attached to the nomination form.)  Paper submissions will not be accepted. The nomination form will open on November 2, 2015.


Deadlines

Nominations will be accepted from November 2, 2015 until May 30, 2016. The winners will be announced in early November 2016.
 

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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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The Princeton-Humboldt EUROFORT summer grants have been announced! The recipients are Daniel Johnson '15, Ryan Azarrafyi '16, and Amanda Kennard (PhD candidate). Congratulations!

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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.