German Campus Week
Nov 05, 2012 12:00 AM
Nov 09, 2012 12:00 AM
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This fall, the German Embassy is sponsoring a "German Campus Week" here at UNC Chapel Hill. Each year, the embassy collaborates with select campuses across the US to coordinate a week of events around a given theme. This year's theme is "Think Transatlantic." During the week of November 5th – 9th there are a series of events planned in order to engage the campus in transatlantic issues related to Germany.
The following contests and events are affiliated with German Campus Week. If you have questions about any of these events, please email Dr. Priscilla Layne (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also visit our website at http://thinktransatlanticunc.wordpress.com.
Film Series "Germans Abroad"
All films will be shown at 5pm in Dey 404:
Oct 1st Friendship (dir. Markus Goller, 2010) in German with German subtitles
Oct 22nd Auf der anderen Seite (dir. Fatih Akin, 2007) with English subtitles
Oct 29th Nirgendwo in Afrika (dir. Caroline Link, 2001) with English subtitles
Nov 26th Schultze Gets the Blues (dir. Michael Schorr, 2003) with English subtitles
We are soliciting creative work from students in order to help promote the theme across campus. Students are encouraged to submit submit a poster, drawing, painting, photo, poem or any other creative project related to the theme. Please submit your creative pieces to Valerie Bernhardt in Dey 426 by Friday October 26th at 5pm. The artists of the top three projects will receive a free "Think Transatlantic" shirt and baseball cap. We will try to display as many pieces of art as possible.
Essay and Debate Contest
Students can participate in a debate (in teams of 2 or 3) or write individual essays (2500 words maximum in English) addressing one of the following topics:
- New Roles for NATO and the Changing Nature of Transatlantic Relations
- Future of Transatlantic Cooperation in an Era of a Global Power Shift: How can Germany and the US stay competitive in the 21st century?
- From the Financial Crisis over Climate Change to Coping with Crises from Afghanistan to the Middle East: How to Meet Challenges as Transatlantic Powers?
- Germany and Europe's Role in the Transatlantic Security Architecture: what can the US expect from their Friends Across the Atlantic?
- Trade, Investment and Knowledge: How to Preserve, How to Boost the Transatlantic Economic Partnership?
The date for the debates is to be determined. But interested teams should contact Dr. Priscilla Layne (email@example.com). The winners of the debates will be invited to participate in the national competition in Washington D.C. in March 2013 where they can compete to win a trip to Berlin. Runners-up will receive a free "Think Transatlantic" shirt and baseball cap.
Essays should be submitted by Friday, Oct. 26th at 5pm. The essay of the winning author will be submitted to the national competition where he or she could win a trip to Berlin and have his or her essay published in a renowned political magazine. Runners-up will receive a free "Think Transatlantic" shirt and baseball cap.
Nov. 5th, Panel: "Transatlantic Relations: From the Fall of the Wall to the Euro Crisis and Beyond"
Speakers: Klaus Larres (History), Holger Moroff (Political Science), Liesbet Hooghe (Political Science)
Moderator: Lloyd Kramer (History)
Hyde Hall, University Room, 4-6pm
Nov. 7th, German Trivia night, with prizes, organized by the UNC German Club.
Nov. 8th-9th, Transnational German Film Workshop
Hyde Hall, further details can be found on our website.
Additional events including a German trivia night are still being planned by the German Club.
Watch for further information!