Wednesday, September 22, 2010

From West European Studies: Upcoming Events!

The blog is fighting with me on this post, so it's not pretty! But there are some good events here. For more information on the following announcements, please visit the WEST blog at

1. Lecture: The Semiotics of Military Deception
Thursday, September 23, 2010
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Ballantine Hall 003

"The Semiotics of Military Deception:  A Moral Evaluation"
Colonel J. Mark Mattox, Dean, Defense Threat Reduction University and Commandant, Defense Nuclear Weapons School

2. German Reunification Brownbag
Thursday, September 30, 2010
12:30 – 2 p.m.
Maple Room, IMU

“20th Anniversary of German Reunification”
Discussion and Brown Bag Lunch with Stefanie Sigrid Rehm, Liaison for the Brussels Office of the State Chancellery of Saxony

3. FRIT Lecture: Civility, Honor, Familiarity
5:30 pm, Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Walnut Room
Indiana Memorial Union

“Civility, Honor, Familiarity: The Case of the French Seventeenth Century and Beyond”
 Hélène Merlin-Kajman, Université de Paris 3 – Sorbonne nouvelle

4. Minority Languages in Europe Conference
October 7- 9, 2010
“Minority Languages in Europe: Successes and Challenges”

5. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
October 14-17, 2010
Indiana University Bloomington
“Variation and Linguistic Theory”

For more information, please visit the symposium website at

6. Lecture: Europeanism
Thursday, October 28, 2010
12 – 1:30 pm
Woodburn 218

Europeanism - What Europeans Have in Common and Why It Matters”
Professor John McCormick, IUPUI Political Science Professor and Jean Monnet Chair of EU Politics

7. ACTFL 2010 Annual Convention and World Languages ExpoNovember 19-21, 2010
Pre-convention Workshops – November 18, 2010
Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

Advance Registration by: Wednesday, October 13, 2010

OPI Assessment Workshop: Nov 15-18, 2010, Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel
To register, go to

1. Faculty Exchange Program
Application deadline: November 18, 2010

For more information see our website at:
2. Smith Richardson Junior Faculty Research Grant Program
The Smith Richardson Foundation’s International Security and Foreign Policy Program is pleased to announce its annual grant competition to support junior faculty research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, military policy, and diplomatic and military history.  The Foundation will award at least three research grants of $60,000 each to support tenure-track junior faculty engaged in the research and writing of a scholarly book on an issue or topic of interest to the policy community.
West European Studies
Indiana University Bloomington
Tel: (812) 855-3280  |

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