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April 20, 2007

European Summer Institute in Prague

Prague's Centre for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku - CPVP) is pleased to announce the forthcoming European Summer Institute 2007 (ESI 2007) on the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels

Prague, Czech Republic
June 28- July 4, 2007

Prague's Centre for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku - CPVP) and INstrategy - Institute for European and National Strategies have teamed up to organize the seventh institute On the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels (ESI2007).

The European Summer Institute 2007 is a seven-day academic program designed to bring together 30 undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their spring holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment.

The program provides students with an exciting opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the current EU politics through exchange of ideas with academics, policy practitioners and fellow students from different cultural environments. The ESI2007 combines intensive academic courses with cultural, social and recreational opportunities.

We invite you to visit our new website http://esi.cpvp.cz to discover all the details about the ESI2007. The website contains updated information about the academic content, practicalities and application process.

We also suggest students to submit their applications by Early Bird Application Deadline of May 10, 2007. The Final Deadline is May 20, 2007. Program fee for early-bird applications: 580 EUR.

Tuition includes complete course reading materials, Student’s Handbook, Maps; Accommodation and two meals a day (breakfast and dinner); Fieldtrips; Cultural and Special Events.

Students will have to provide their own travel costs, lunches and other personal expenses.

Should you have any questions regarding the ESI2007 and/or application process, please do not hesitate to contact us at:
European Summer Institute 2007
Centrum pro verejnou politiku
Vyjezdova 510
190 11 Prague 9
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 737 679 605
Fax: +420 281 930 584
E-mail: esi@cpvp.cz

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April 17, 2007

Award: Eisenstein Article Prize

The Eisenstein Prize was established in 1993 and is named for Elizabeth Lewisohn Eisenstein, Professor of History at American University (1959-1979) and the University of Michigan (1975-1985), in recognition of her long-standing support of NCIS. Awarded biannually, the prize recognizes the best published article submitted by an NCIS member. The Committee welcomes especially articles written with an inter-disciplinary focus. The article must have been published within the last two years. The prize consists of an award certificate and a $200 honorarium.

Visit the website at http://www.ncis.org

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April 12, 2007

University of New York in Prague, Central European Studies Summer Program

University of New York in Prague, Czech Republic
Central European Studies Program

The University of New York in Prague (UNYP) is an accredited Czech higher education institution, offering unique dual-degree (Czech and American bachelor's) programs in English in cooperation with State University of New York Empire State College. Our students come from almost 70 different countries, the main ones being the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, and the USA. Instructors come from 16 different countries; the majority are native English speakers. Program majors at UNYP include Business Administration, Communication and Media Studies, International Relations, Psychology, and English Language and Literature.

Students can choose from a very broad range of three, two and one credit courses (see attachment for exact offerings). The program is especially suited to those with an interest in the history, economics, politics and of the Czech Republic and the greater Central European region. It is equally appropriate for people seeking an engaging academic program in a beautiful cultural environment, who would like to gain a solid background in the key issues affecting the CE region from expert instructors.

The program and classes take place in an intimate setting: In the past our average summer class size has been 12-15 students. This, in conjunction with students taking advantage of shared accommodation provided by the university, and exploring the country on our field trips with students from all over the world, can lead to an unforgettable intellectual and emotional experience for program participants.

Please go to http://www.unyp.cz/prospective/summer for more information.

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April 04, 2007

2 Research & Teaching Fellowships, OSCE Academy in Bishkek, KG

2 Research & Teaching Fellowships at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Application Deadline: May 31, 2007

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation designed to promote and enhance the principles and aims of the OSCE in the Central Asian region, enshrined in its fundamental idea of comprehensive security. Located in Bishkek, the OSCE Academy is strongly embedded in the wider Central Asian academic and political context and follows a distinctive regional approach in its activities. The Academy is looking for two research and teaching fellows in the MA Program Political Science 2007/2008.

The qualified candidate holds at least an MA/MSc but preferably a PhD degree in Political Science or a related field and has teaching experience.

The fellowship has the following terms and components:
1) A teaching assignment of a course on either Approaches & Issues in International Relations or Approaches & Issues in Political Theory. These are a 3 credit hour courses, meeting twice a week for 90 min sessions from September 3, 2007 through December 21, 2007. The period of contract is from August 25 to December 25, 2006. The idea behind the Approaches & Issues courses are to provide a survey of these fields introducing the students to major approaches and theories, important topics, and the contemporary developments. As such, these should be introductory courses at a graduate level involving lectures, seminars, research assignments, and individual student mentoring. Additionally, we expect the fellow to spend 6 hours per week for personal preparation to the courses with lecture/seminar notes, preparation of assignments, and grading/evaluation of students.

2) The fellowship also includes office hours for students, 4 hours a week; as well as participation in the reading colloquium of the Academy, 3-5 hours per week. Depending on other events at the Academy, such as workshops, conferences, meetings, research presentations, 2-4 hours of additional time will be needed.

4) Overall, the commitment at the Academy will not exceed the load of 20 hours per week. However, due to the nature of an academic environment, the load may vary from about 15 to 25 hours per week. During the rest of the time, the fellows are encouraged to conduct their research and will receive full support of the Academy and our partners. We expect the fellows to present their research to the students and the greater audience during the fellowship period with us.

The OSCE Academy will provide/cover - a) Economy class roundtrip airfare from the city of current residence to Bishkek; b) Entry visa expenses to Kyrgyzstan, if any; c) Housing will be provided by the Academy; d) Honorarium of 600 Euros per month for teaching the 3 credit hour course; e) 100 Euro one-time settling-in fee; f) office space and a computer, as well as access to all of our facilities. NOTE: The Academy will not be able to provide health insurance.

Interested applicants should submit their CV, letter confirming availability of funds for research, a short summary of their research project, and two letters of reference from people familiar with the candidate's academic work to fellowship2007@osce-academy.net until May 31, 2007. With any questions on this call, please contact
e.juraev@osce-academy.net or t.epkenhans@osce-academy.net

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is an equal-opportunity institution. It operates on the principle of non-discrimination. All recruitment decisions are taken on the basis of best qualification of the candidates, with consideration of regional and gender balance.

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April 02, 2007

ATA Summer Universities in Bitola, Mitrovica and Pristina

The application period opens today! Register NOW!

• No tuition fees
• International students and professors from all over the world
• ECTS credits
• Great social events and extracurricular activities

Annually, ATA organises three international Summer Universities in Bitola, Mitrovica and Pristina. As a student, you have the opportunity to participate in academic courses in the fields of Law, Economics, Social Sciences, EU Studies, Journalism and many more interesting subjects. For more information about our projects and organisation, please check out our website: www.academictraining.org.

During our Summer Universities, you will have the chance to enjoy interesting lectures in an international atmosphere. Each course will be taught by an international professor and a local professor and attended by around 25 students from all over the world. Participants who successfully finish their course receive a 'Summer University Certificate' with approximately 3 ECTS credits. Besides the lectures, there will be other activities such as public debates, weekend excursions, course dinners,city tour, course-related field trips, sport events and parties!

For more information about the Academic Summer Programmes, please go to our website and discover the possibilities: www.academictraining.org

The application deadline is 27 April 2007. This is your chance: APPLY NOW!

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Summer School in Social Anthropology, Konitsa/Greece, July 30th- August 10th, 2007

The University of Ioannina in collaboration with the "Border Crossings" network of academics and the Municipality of Konitsa the 2nd "Summer School in Anthropology, Ethnography and Comparative Folklore of the Balkans" in the town of Konitsa from July 30th to August 10th, 2007.

In the 1st 2006 Summer School, it was 98 students from 17 countries and 57 universities that attended it. Various courses were taught by 17 lectures from 7 countries. Professors Maurice Godelier, Jane Cowan, Dimitra Gefou-Madianou, Eftichia Voutira, Rajko Mursic, and Fotini Tsimbiridou were among the invited speakers.

This year there are 7 courses offered, workshops and key lectures to be delivered by the professors Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Kirsten Hastrup.

More information about the 2007 Konitsa Summer School you can find on the following web address: http://www.uoi.gr/conferences/extended.php?post_id=1162

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