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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 Upcoming DAAD-Sponsored Conference in European Studies

Dear Graduate and PhD Students at Centers for German and European Studies. We are happy to announce the 2015 DAAD-funded“Doktorandenkonferenz” for Junior Scholars at the Centers for German and European Studies.  This year’s summer school willbe planned and hosted by DIA Amsterdam and will take place in Amsterdam from 8th-13th December 2015.  The application is open to all PhD-students as well as advanced MA-students at currently or formerly DAAD-funded Centers for German and European Studies. Successful applicants will be awarded a travel reimbursement in accordance with the terms set out in attached call as well as accommodation and board for the duration of the school as outlined in the call. Proposals are being accepted in German or English. Please note, though, that the school will be conducted predominantly in German. A good understanding of German is therefore essential. Applicants should send their proposal along with a CV and a short outline of their current research project (i.e. their Master’s or Ph.D. thesis) to Dr. Krijn Thijs ( 31st August at the latest. Successful applicants will be contacted shortly thereafter.

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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