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EU Star Image EU Center of Excellence Newsletter
Summer 2014

EU Center Logo ImageUC Berkeley's Summer 2014 EU Center of Excellence Newsletter is now available online. Meet our visiting scholars, read synopses of our major events in 2013-14, and learn about our sponsored research on the European Union. Go to the Newsletter here.

EU Star Image Fellowships in European Studies.

Fellowships at the EU Institute (Florence, Italy):

EU Star Image Fellowships at the ARENA Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo:

The two positions will be part of the research project “Integration and division: Towards a segmented Europe?” (EuroDiv). EuroDiv’s assumption is that Europe is moving towards a permanent situation characterised by a more diversified EU. EuroDiv studies the crisis and analyses the sustainability and democratic legitimacy of ongoing transformations in Europe. EuroDiv has four sub-projects: (1) Law and democracy; (2) The European executive order in times of crisis; (3) Economic development as segmentation?; (4) The domain of foreign and security policy at times of crisis.

ARENA invites applications for a 2-year Post-doctoral fellowship (with no teaching obligations). The vacant position is part of EuroDiv sub-project three, led by prof. Christopher Lord at ARENA. The post-doctoral fellowship will be asked to develop a study of the institutional structures of European economic governance. More information:

ARENA invites applications for a 4-year Post-doctoral fellowship (with no teaching obligations). The post-doctoral fellow will be asked to develop a study which should clearly relate to one of the four sub-projects of EuroDiv. More information:

ARENA is a multidisciplinary research centre under the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Oslo. The working language at ARENA is English. More information about ARENA is available at

EU Star Image The Eu and the Ukraine Crisis: The End of the 'European Model'

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EU Star Image New Study Abroad Options in the EU

Crossroads of Empires: Central Europe and the Balance of Power (June 1 – 28; **Apply by April 25**)

This one-month summer program will look at Central Europe as a case study for better understanding Security Studies in general. With a focus on Germany, Russia, Poland, and the Baltic States, this innovative multi-disciplinary course will combine lectures, culinary and cultural excursions, and guest speakers including academics, diplomats, journalists, and government officials. Topics to be covered in depth include cybersecurity, energy security, the role of new media in building democracy, intelligence, and the issue surrounding NATO-EU-Russia. Classes will travel to Berlin, Gdansk, and Krakow to give the student a broad understanding of this unique region and its importance. The course will be directed by Alexandra Richie, author of Faust’s Metropolis – A History of Berlin and Warsaw, 1944. It is possible to extend this program with! an internship lasting the duration of the summer. Note scholarships ranging from $2500-$7000 will be awarded to students who combine study in Warsaw this summer with study in St. Petersburg or Kiev for the fall. See the URL below for more details on the scholarships.

Security and Society in the Information Age: Cybersecurity, New Media, and the Digitalization of Society (Oct 5 – Dec 22/Feb 29 – June 17; Apply by May 15/Oct 15, respectively)

Digitalization has led to innovation in nearly every aspect of society. It has also exposed numerous new risks to the individual and state. Security and Society in the Information Age is a study abroad program that explores both the possibilities and hazards of our new era. A fascinating range of courses in a location very pertinent to global security studies today. Semester program with internship option.

Jewish Heritage Summer (June 1 – 28; **Apply by April 25**)

This one-month course will examine the triumphs and tragedies of Poland’s Jews and acquaint students with the burgeoning revival of Jewish culture now taking place in democratic Poland. The course will be co-directed by Dr. Maciej Kozlowski, the former Polish ambassador to Israel and Dr. Jolanta Zyndul, Senior Historian at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. An optional 6 week internship at a related organization is available as an add-on. More info:

Jewish Studies in Poland (Oct 5 – Dec 22/Feb 29 – June 17; Apply by May 15/Oct 15, respectively)

Jewish Studies in Poland combines classroom lectures with workshops, guest speakers, and visits to historical sites. This program is open to anyone interested in studying the history of the European Jews and the current status of the Israeli state in the world. It should be of special interest to anyone seeking to understand the history of W! WII and Communism, how state policy can help or hinder social tolerance, or in learning more about the Yiddish or Polish languages. More info:

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