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December 21, 2007

CFP- Eurasian Political Studies Network Conference, 02/1-2/2008, Moscow

Eurasian Political Studies Network 6th General International Conference and joint session

Political Science and Political Processes in Russian Federation and New Independent States of Post-Soviet Eurasia

Moscow 1-2 February 2008

Conference topics:
* Regime Change and Quality of Democracy
* New Electoral Circle: the First Results Social Networks and
Anti-Networks of the Post-Soviet Eurasia in the Context of Globalization
* Legal Aspects of the Political Processes
* Human Rights and Civil Society
* Ethnic Factors and External Challenges Migration Processes and Politics
* Image of a State in the Post-Soviet Countries
* Energy Policies and Energy Security

Conference Coordinator:
Vitaly Merkushev, Director of the EPSN

Selection process:
Each participant must register for the conference. Registration form should contain the following information:

Name:
Title and Position:
Institution:
Country:
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail address:
Language skills (Russian / English):
Title of presentation:

Abstracts of your conference presentation should be prepared in Russian or English, in Times New Roman, 12 font, 1.5 space and should not exceed three pages.

The selected presenters upon arrival to the conference can to submit on CD the paper for the publication (10-12 pages, Times New Roman, 12 font, 1.5 space). The selected papers will be published. The language of the publication is Russian.

Conference languages are Russian and English.

Application deadline is 26 December 2007. Earlier applications are welcomed.

The applications (the abstracts and the registration form) should be send by e-mail to the following address: vitaly.merkushev@espi.ru

Selected presenters will be informed not later than 30 December 2007

The conference will be held on 1-2 February 2008 in the building of the Russian State University of Humanities, Chayanova street 14 , metro "Novoslobodskaya", Moscow. CONF./CFP- 6th Eurasian Political Studies Network Conference, Moscow, Feb. 1-2


Organizing Committee of the Conference:
Richard Sakwa, Chair of the EPSN Advisory Board; Head, Department of
Politics and International Relations, Kent University, of the EPSN
Advisory Board, UK
Kimitaka Matsuzato, Professor, Director, Slavic Research Center,
Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Natalia Amelchenko, Chair, Department of Political Science, National
University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine Sergey Reshetnikov, Chair, Political Science Department, Belarus State
University; Minsk, Belarus
Alexander Markarov, Associate Professor, Head of International
Relations Office, Yerevan State University, Armenia Jan Sir, Research Fellow, Institute of International Studies, Charles
University, Prague, Czech Republic
Alexey Vlasov, General Director, Center of Post-Soviet Studies, Moscow
State University, Russia
Konstantin Simonov, General Director, National Foundation for Energy
Security, Moscow, Russia
Vladimir Malakhov, Head, Political Science Program, Moscow School of
Social and Economic Sciences, Moscow, Russia Liudmila Adilova, Professor, Russian State University of Humanities,
Moscow Russia
Vladimir Gelman, Professor, European University at St.-Petersburg, Russia Andrey Kazantsev, Senior Research Fellow, Moscow State Institute
(University) of International Relations, Russia Olga Popova, Professor, St.-Petersburg University, Chief Editor of Politex (Political Expertise) Journal, Russia

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Religion &Politics: The Presence of Sacred & Secular Traditions in Europe & the Middle East, 07/14-25/2008, Budapest

“RELIGION AND POLITICS: THE PRESENCE OF SACRED AND SECULAR TRADITIONS IN EUROPE AND THE MIDDLE EAST”
Course Dates: July 14-25, 2008
Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary,
Detailed course description: http://www.sun.ceu.hu/religion

Faculty: Matthias Riedl, Central European University, Budapest; Jürgen Gebhardt, University of Erlangen Nürnberg, Bavarian-American Academy, Munich; Emilio Gentile, Universit* di Roma "La Sapienza"; György Geréby, Central European University, Budapest; Jürgen Miethke, Historisches Seminar, University of Heidelberg; Yossef Schwartz, The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel; Georges Tamer, Ohio State University, Columbus
Target group: advanced graduate students, junior or post-doctoral researchers, and teachers
The language of instruction: English
Tuition fee: EUR 500, Financial aid is available.
The application deadline: February 14, 2008 (for scholarship places), May 30, 2008 (for fee-paying applications)
Online application: http://www.sun.ceu.hu/apply (attachments to be sent via regular mail).

For further information queries can be directed to the SUN office by email (summeru@ceu.hu), via skype (ceu-sun) or telephone (00-36-1-327-3811).

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December 20, 2007

CfP: Framing Struggles, 06/13-14/2008, Budapest

Framing Struggles: Critical Approaches to Anthropology and Sociology
Postgraduate Conference

Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
Central European University
Budapest, Hungary
13-14 June 2008

Until recently, most social research has focused on political and economic struggles to the detriment of understanding cultural struggles. But an undue focus on culture tends to ignore the contested nature of economic and political interactions that provide the structural underpinnings to cultural form and content. Anthropology can contribute equally to understanding frames of struggles, and framing the relevant problematic that needs to be exposed to public scrutiny, while sociology is able to situate and analyse these struggles in a broader perspective through its focus on macro-micro interactions.

The main purpose of this trans-disciplinary conference is to investigate how cultural, political, and economic struggles are framed, both by actors and scholars. By framing struggles we mean the ways in which participants themselves construe and delimit the meanings of their actions in an era of accelerating global changes, as well as the manner in which scholars and researchers select their own frames of reference to make sense of these social upheavals. Regarding social phenomena in an integrated and multifaceted persepective, the conference will reflect on and mediate between broad, distant, and sometimes seemingly incompatible research fields and approaches e.g., religious studies, studies of popular culture, as well as social movement studies and the scholarship on migration and informal economy.

Concentrating on a variety of issues concerning struggles, we seek to encourage critical ethnographic/sociological research enriched by theoretical grounding. The conference will tackle the issue of framing struggles from four main perspectives in the following panels (also see the more detailed descriptions further down):

Panel I: Borders, Economy, Conflict

Panel II: Approaching Religious Modernities: Constructions, Contestations, Mobilizations

Panel III: Performing and Representing Culture, Ethnicity and Gender

Panel IV: Activism in (Post-)Socialist Contexts

The conference will take place 13-14 June 2008, at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Each applicant should submit an abstract (max. 250 words) and introduction of their academic affiliation/research topic/general research interests (max. 100 words). The deadline for submissions of the abstracts is the 1 February 2008. Please send to: framing.struggles@gmail.com. (contact person Mariya Ivancheva)

As each panel will have a discussant - an invited scholars from the relevant field, the approved - candidates will have to submit a full-length paper by the 01 st of May 2008. This is a strict deadline. Conference papers will be made available to all participants in advance.

The organizers will be able to provide partial reimbursement of travel expenses and accommodation at a hostel in central Budapest to a number of panel participants. A possibility exists that some participants be hosted by students from the department – please indicate if you are interested in such option.

Participants are also requested to state whether they would need a visa for Hungary so that organizers can assist in the visa process.


Description of Panels
Panel I: Borders, Economy, Conflict

This panel seeks to scrutinize from a critical and trans-disciplinary perspective the features of borders: physical and symbolic, fixed and transgressed. How they separate different categories of actors, while framing and enforcing their social roles and identities. However economic, political, and cultural borders need not necessarily imply "bounded-ness". What we aim to do is to pinpoint the fluidity, volatility, and mutability of the concept of 'borders'. Furthermore, we seek to discuss how different sorts of conflict reinforce, but also displace borders in various everyday contexts and the manner in which the micro-macro actors involved negtate and define them through their practices, interactions, and collisions.

The panel invites papers and visual materials that actively engage with issues of borders, border-crossing economies, and conflict. Contributions should include, but are not necessarily restricted to questions such as:

* Border sovereignty: empire(s) and nation-state(s)
* Border trouble: conflict and trade
* Micro actors vs. macro actors: border economies in a regional and global context
* Trafficking in humans, arms, and drugs
* Transnational (under)classes, informal economies, and host states
* International refugees and no-man's land(s)
* Economy without borders: transnational corporations, international organizations, and global capital

Panel II: Approaching Religious Modernities: Constructions, Contestations, Mobilizations

The persistence of religion within processes of social change all around the globe has called into question the secularization paradigm. Social scientists have been forced to reassess the theoretical and methodological categories for understanding the shifting location of religion in various societies and to be more open to the notion of multiple religious modernities. We are thus in a fruitful reflexive moment which could open new perspectives on religious phenomena entangled in social processes.
Our panel revolves around a number of issues which are still waiting for adequate theoretical and methodological approaches:

* The shifting location of religion within the public sphere in various social contexts
* Constructing and contesting boundaries between the 'religious' and the 'secular'
* Agents active in the processes of construction/contestation (state, church, civil or religious associations, academia, new religious movements etc.)
* The framing of contemporary religious mobilization, both within world religions (Islam, Christianity, Hinduism etc.) and indigenous religions
* The emergence of new religious movements (e.g., global religions such as Pentecostalism)
* The impact of these movements on nation-states and traditional (historical) religions
* Socio-cultural and political strategies employed by religious actors in new contexts dominated by global media technologies and global horizons of consumption

Panel III: Performing and Representing Culture, Ethnicity and Gender

Performance has become a catch-all term to refer to the practices of agents as opposed to a prior focus on structure. In the new era of all kinds of promotion initiatives on behalf of agency, the belief that agents can resist or contest forces of domination has become widely celebrated. But this capacity can be called into question and is itself problematic. Indeed, such performances cannot be properly understood without taking into consideration their often mediated or represented character. Therefore, it is worth looking at the interplay between performances and representation, especially when these performances become embedded in global networks of production and circulation.

The main themes of this panel would include the following issues:

* Markets and media as a facilitators of cultural exchanges
* Struggles over cultural recognition through the staging of performances (arts, sports, tourist practices, etc.)
* Performing gender/race/ethnicity
* The transformation of performances through processes of interaction and mediation
* Political institutions and the representation of cultural practices
* Ethnographic writing as representation and the framing paradigm: the responsibility of ethnographers

Panel IV: Activism in (Post-)Socialist Contexts

In societies where leftist themes of class, economic redistribution, and social justice have formed or still form the regime's dominant discourse, social movements trying to make demands related to such themes face complex problems, for example of avoiding cooptation or negative associations. This phenomenon can be seen in artern social democracies, but it is equally present under social democratic regimes in the global south that have taken a "Third Way". And these complexities are all the more present among activist groups in societies with a history of repressive "really exiting" socialism, such as in Eastern Europe.
Our panel calls for papers that explore the complexity of political contention in such historically determined political contexts. These could address topics such as:

* Framing struggles of oppositional groups under repressive socialist regimes
* Activists strategies in a context dominated by social-democratic rhetoric
* (Dis)Continuities in performances and narratives of present and past dissent
* Strategies for alignment with trans-national activist campaigns
* Relevance of class-based claim making: past and presence
* Framing of collective and individual memory in processes of political transition
* Left- or right-wing protest: (un)civil society in post-socialist contexts

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Framing Struggles
Graduate Conference, 13-14.06.2008
Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
Central European University, Nador utca 9
Budapest H-1051, Hungary
framing.struggles@gmail.com

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CfP: Second Language Research Forum, 10/17-19/2008, Hawaii

The Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is pleased to announce the 31st Annual Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) October 17-19, 2008 University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, Hawaii.

Call deadline: April 15, 2008
Notification of selection: Mid-May 2008

Please see our website for submission instructions and additional updates:
http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/slrf08/.

Deadline for submissions is April 15, 2008.

For any proposal submission questions, please contact the SLRF 2008 Program Chairs at slrf2008program@gmail.com.


Theme: EXPLORING SLA: PERSPECTIVES, POSITIONS, AND PRACTICES

Plenary speakers:
- Dr. Harald Clahsen (University of Essex)
- Dr. Alan Firth (Newcastle University)
- Dr. Eva Lam (Northwestern University)
- Dr. Richard Schmidt (University of Hawai'i at Manoa)

We welcome all areas of second language research, including, but not limited to:
- Instructed SLA
- Acquisition of grammar and phonology
- Child SLA
- L2 Processing
- Language and learner characteristics
- Language and cognition
- Discourse and interaction
- Language and socialization
- Bilingualism and multilingualism
- Language and ideology
- Literacy development
- Learner corpora
- Language learning and technology
- Second language measurement

1) PAPERS:
Individual papers will be allotted 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes for discussion).

2) POSTERS:
Posters will be displayed for a full day. Posters are intended for one-on-one discussion or reports of work in progress.

3) COLLOQIUA:
The colloquia/panels consist of individual paper presentations that relate to a specific or related topics of interest. They are offered in 2-hour sessions.

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CfP: Reconsidering Europe, graduate conference, 03/115/2008, Ann Arbor

Reconsidering Europe: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference in European Studies

This conference seeks to bring together graduate students from across disciplines in the western Great Lakes region, working on topics related to the history of Europe. Organized by the University of Michigan's interdisciplinary European History Workshop, the goals of the conference, like those of the EHW, include:

1) considering the varying methodological and theoretical approaches employed by different disciplines in their efforts to better understand Europe's past;

2) facilitating greater discussion between scholars working in distinct geographic and temporal areas, such as Eastern and Western Europe, and the medieval/early modern and modern periods;

3) locating ways in which the study of Europe's past can still be relevant in a period of increasing scholarly interest in globalization and transnationalism.

Please submit a paper abstract of no more than 250 words as an email attachment to EHWconference08@umich.edu no later than January 18, 2008.

We are also requesting a brief biographical statement, outlining your discipline, departmental/university affiliation, stage in degree program, etc. Acceptance notifications will be emailed in late January.

The EHW Conference Committee

We also strongly encourage paper proposals from graduate students in disciplines beyond History proper, such as History of Art, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, or any discipline concerned with historical topics related to Europe.

Possible paper topics might include, but are not limited to:

Nations and boundaries
Popular culture and everyday life
Material, visual, and sound cultures
Empire
Sexuality and the body
Religion, secularism, and the law
Science, medicine, and technology
Migration
Space, architecture, and the environment Theory, memory, and historiography


The conference will be held at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, on March 15, 2008.

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Armenian Summer Institute, 07/07-008/15/2008, Yerevan

The University of Michigan Armenian Studies Program is pleased to announce this year’s Summer Institute which is to be held from June 28 through August 25, 2008 in Yerevan, Armenia. The program offers a unique opportunity to study the Armenian Language in an intensive, eight-week long format. This year, our Summer Institute is being expanded by the addition of a new, six-week long course on Armenian history and contemporary Armenia in the form of lectures and discussions to be held concurrently, from July 7 to August 15, 2008.

For more information please contact:
Gloria Caudill, Coordinator
1080 S. University, Suite 2603, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
E-mail: gcaudill@umich.edu
Telephone : (734) 763-0622

The SI is open to all undergraduate, graduate and professional school students, attending any North American or European colleges or universities, who wish to enroll in one of the following four sections: Classical, Eastern, or Western Armenian, or Armenian history. A series of lectures on Armenian culture and an extensive program of excursions and cultural events will supplement the courses. North American undergraduate students may take any of the courses for credit (8 credit hours) or non-credit. North American graduate students enroll for a non-credit certificate for Eastern or Western Armenian, and may take Classical Armenian for credit (6 hours.) European students may take any of the courses for a non-credit certificate only. The same academic and program criteria will apply to credit and non-credit students. A few partial scholarships, based on need, may be available.

In addition to high quality intensive language and history instruction the program offers the opportunity to live and learn in Armenia. The program is directed by Dr. Kevork Bardakjian, Marie Manoogian Professor of Armenian Language and Literature. Experienced and qualified instructors, including from Yerevan State University and the University of Michigan, will teach the courses.

The deadline for the submission of completed applications is March 8, 2008.

Applications can be found on line at http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/asp/

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Institute on Conducting Archival Research, 06/16-20/2008

Call for Applications
Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research
George Washington University
June 16-20, 2008

Ph.D. students working on dissertations involving archival research (particularly in newly accessible archives) on topics related to modern history and international relations are invited to apply to the 6th annual Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR) at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. SICAR trains graduate students from multiple disciplines to maximize their research in archives and includes the following sessions:

• preparing to go to an archive and structuring time once there
• understanding how archival documents come to be written and deposited in archives
• tackling the challenges of interpreting archival documents, including issues of culture and foreign language

GWU will cover the costs of housing and meals and may in some cases help with transportation. For more information: (202)994-6342 or sicar@gwu.edu. SICAR is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Gregory Zalasky
Executive Assistant
Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St. NW, Suite 412
Washington, DC 20052
tel: 202.994.6342
Email: sicar@gwu.edu
Visit the website at http://www.gwu.edu/~ieresgwu/students/sicar.cfm

Applicants must submit the application form (found at www.ieres.org), a two-page proposal indicating how they would benefit from SICAR, a CV, and one letter of recommendation from a faculty member in their department. The deadline for applications is February 22, 2008 and decisions will be announced by March 7, 2008. Please send applications via e-mail to sicar@gwu.edu (letters of recommendation can be sent via e-mail or by regular mail to:
The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
ATTN: SICAR
1957 E St. N.W., Suite 412
Washington, DC 20052

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Reading Yiddish for Holocaust Research, 06/13-07/25/2008, IN

The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (CAHS) of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in partnership with the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program and the 2008 Indiana University Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Asian Languages are pleased to announce an intensive reading-comprehension course, Reading Yiddish for Holocaust Research, to take place at Indiana University from June 13 through July 25, 2008. This course is one of several ongoing Center programs to support excellence in Holocaust research and teaching (please see www.ushmm.org/research/center).


This course is made possible through the generosity of Judith and Tony Gelbart.

Dr. Robert M. Ehrenreich
University Programs
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Fax: 202-479-9726
Email: university_programs@ushmm.org
Visit the website at http://www.ushmm.org/research/center/

The six-week course is open to students and scholars with strong German-language reading skills from accredited institutions of higher education. The course is designed to provide participants with a reading knowledge of Yiddish in order to access Jewish source documentation and perspectives on the Holocaust and thus better understand the Yiddish-speaking Jewish communities of Europe and their responses to assault by the Nazis and their allies. The course will focus on reading skills for use in research and offers participants the equivalent of a full year (6 credits) of college language instruction for reading Yiddish.

The program utilizes the resources of Indiana University, home of one of the nation's premier summer language programs. The course instructor will be Jan Schwarz, Senior Lecturer, Department of Germanic Studies and Committee on Jewish Studies, University of Chicago. Dr. Schwarz has taught Yiddish at the University of Vilnius, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Pennsylvania. He is co-editor of a recent issue of POLIN: Studies in Polish Jewry (vol. 20, 2007), which focuses on Memorializing the Holocaust and includes his own article "A Library of Hope and Destruction: The Yiddish Book Series Dos Poylishe Yidntum, 1946-1966." Dr. Schwarz's book, Imagining Lives: Autobiographical Fiction of Yiddish Writers (2005), included an extensive analysis of postwar Yiddish writers. His current book project is The Survivor Generation: Yiddish Writing after the Holocaust.

In addition to intensive daily language classes, the course will include a weekly seminar on the Holocaust and Yiddish history and culture, presented by Indiana University faculty and CAHS staff and visiting scholars.

The cost of the course, books, and accommodation will be covered by the program's sponsors. A stipend for food will also be provided. Participants will have full access to Indiana University's library, athletic, and other facilities, as well as internet access through the University's computer and email system. All travel costs to and from Indiana University-Bloomington, incidentals, and costs that may exceed allowances from the sponsors are the responsibility of the participants and/or their respective institutions. Participants are required to attend all six weeks of the course.

Applications must include: (1) a resume; (2) a statement of the candidate's specific interest in acquiring a Yiddish reading knowledge for Holocaust-related research and objectives for attending the course; and (3) a supporting letter from an academic advisor, department chair, or dean that addresses the candidate's qualifications, including German proficiency at or above the intermediate level, and any institutional support being provided. While most applicants will be at the graduate and post-doctoral level, senior undergraduates are eligible.

Applications must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than February 15, 2008. Applications should be sent to University Programs, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC 20024 (Fax: 202-479-9726; Email: university_programs@ushmm.org. Candidates will be notified of the results of the application process by March 7. For questions, please contact Dr. Robert M. Ehrenreich at university_programs@ushmm.org.

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December 19, 2007

Graduate Seminar on Global Transformations (GSGT) 2008-09

The Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS) announces a not-for-credit seminar for master's students and doctoral students at the pre-candidacy level intending to pursue field-based research outside the United States.

ELIGIBILITY
This seminar is open to students in the early stages of graduate training with interests in international and area studies who can demonstrate goals of completing training and research through the doctorate. Graduate students from across disciplines are invited to apply.

PURPOSE
The Graduate Seminar on Global Transformations offers students the opportunity to develop theses projects, pre-dissertation proposals, and dissertation prospectuses with their peers, in an interdisciplinary setting. The goals of the seminar include:
- Increasing students' capacity for understanding research designs and systems of evidence developed in other professions and disciplines
- Examining issues of ethics and values in the development and conduct of cross-cultural and cross-national research
- Encouraging high-level critical discussion of methodology and epistemology
- Discussing different qualities and characteristics of data in international research.

ORGANIZATION
The seminar will explore epistemological connections and dissonance among disciplines and professions involved in global transformations. It will meet approximately seven times a term for two-hour sessions, which will be organized around the discussion of presentations by participating students. Several sessions will also be devoted to the discussion of papers, research proposals, and faculty and visitor presentations.

Each student admitted to GSGT will have access to a restricted research fund of up to $4,500, to be used for a preliminary visit to the prospective foreign research site and for specialized language training necessary for dissertation research.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
Students must commit to participating in the seminar for three terms, and will be expected to make a presentation to the group following their research trip, and to discuss methodology, challenges, and results with seminar participants.

APPLICATION
Applications must include—4 hard copies of the following:
- Completed CICS funding request cover sheet
- Two- to three-page letter that addresses the purpose of the seminar
- Two letters of support from a faculty advisor and/or departmental director of graduate studies
- Official transcript of grades
Members of the CICS advisory board will determine admission to the GSGT program.

DEADLINE
Deadline: March 21, 2008 by 5:00pm (for admission to the seminar in September 2008)

CONTACT AND DELIVERY INFORMATION
Contact Folake Graves at Tel: 734.764.3149 Email: fograves@umich.edu
Deliver applications to: Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS)
International Institute, 1080 S. University, Suite 2620

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Summer Fellowship at Middlebury College: Study of Critical Languages

Middlebury College is pleased to announce The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages. Now in the second year of this program, these fellowships are made possible as part of a $1 million gift from Kathryn Davis to address today's critical need for more effective
language proficiency.

Fellowships will cover the full cost of a summer of language study from beginner to graduate in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian at the Middlebury College Language Schools during the summer of 2008. Each individual grant covers the full comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board) for one summer at the Middlebury Language Schools, plus a stipend to assist in defraying program-related expenses.

One summer of intensive immersion language at Middlebury is the equivalent of a full year of language study taken during the regular academic year. (Applicants who are interested in transferring academic credit should check with their home institution regarding transferability.)

The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies, international politics and economics, peace and security studies, and/or conflict resolution. Individuals in other fields, including working professionals, are also encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the critical languages listed above.

To qualify for consideration for one of the Davis Fellowships, please submit, POSTMARKED by January 14, 2008, three copies of the application form cover sheet and application essay. Please note that application for the Davis Fellowship is separate from the application for study at a Middlebury Language School. Interested applicants must meet all School-specific deadlines in order to be considered for a Davis Fellowship.

Applications for the Middlebury College summer language programs can be found at http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/ls/applications

Applications and further information on the Davis Fellowships can be found at http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/ls/fellowships_scholarships/kwd.htm

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CFP: Human and Material Resources in Foreign Language Learning, Spain, 07/17/2007

With the language learner at the very centre, human and material resources are two key elements that make up the language learning process.

Regarding material resources, nowadays new technologies can be said to play a leading role in most language learning environments. However, we cannot forget that these relatively new tools still coexist with more traditional ones which are still widely used in the foreign language classroom. On the other hand, the progressive emergence of new ‘human roles’ in language learning means that human resources have also become a key medium through which the learner accesses knowledge and practice towards language acquisition.

Within this context, there is an obvious need to carry out research on these resources in order to assess their potential for an optimum learning experience.

INVITED SPEAKERS
Dr. Phil Benson (The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China): Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning: Where Has It Come from and Where Is It Going?
Dr. Inmaculada Fortanet Gómez (Universitat Jaume I, Spain): From ESP to CLIL: Is Teacher Training a Problem?

Paper proposals should be sent by 11 April 2008 via e-mail to jsaura@pdi.ucam.edu

José Saura
Universidad Católica San Antonio
Campus de Los Jerónimos 30107, Murcia (Spain)
Phone: (+34) 968278819
Fax: (+34) 968278645
Email: jsaura@pdi.ucam.edu
Visit the website at: http://www.ucam.edu/languages/events/006/index.htm

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JOB: Lektorenprogramm der Robert Bosch Stiftung (in German)

Sorry, only for speakers of German:
Robert Bosch Stiftung schreibt Stipendien aus

Die Robert Bosch Stiftung vergibt im Studienjahr 2008/09 Lektoratsstipendien für Aufenthalte an Hochschulen in Mittel-, Ost- und Südosteuropa sowie erstmalig auch in China. Die Lektoren unterrichten in deutscher Sprache, initiieren Projekte und werden in Kooperation mit Bildungseinrichtungen in Deutschland weitergebildet. Zur Auswahl stehen die drei Weiterbildungsprofile Bildungsmanagement, Erwachsenenbildung und Organisationsentwicklung.

Das Programm richtet sich bevorzugt an junge Absolventen der Geistes-, Sozial-, Rechts- oder Wirtschaftswissenschaften. Interesse an der Region Mittel-, Ost- und Südosteuropa sowie an einem der drei Profile wird vorausgesetzt. Bewerber sollten die deutsche Sprache auf muttersprachlichem Niveau beherrschen. Die Altersgrenze liegt bei 35 Jahren.

Bewerbungsschluss für das Studienjahr 2008/09 ist der 28. Februar 2008 (Poststempel). Weitere Informationen sowie das Bewerbungsformular sind unter www.bosch-stiftung.de/lektorenprogramm erhältlich.

Kontakt:
Universität Hohenheim
Osteuropazentrum (770)
Lektorenprogramm
D-70593 Stuttgart
Telefon: +49 (0) 711/4592-3970
Telefax: +49 (0) 711/4592-2771
oez@boschlektoren.de

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JOB: Arizona State University (AZ) seeks Senior Lecturer in Russian

The School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) of Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time Senior Lecturer in Russian to begin August 16, 2008. This is a non-tenured position in the SILC Faculty of German, Romanian, and Slavic Letters and Cultures. Initial one-year contract, with three-year renewable contracts to follow, contingent on merit and funding. Duties include teaching Russian language classes at the elementary and intermediate level as well as coordinating and supervising lower and upper division language courses.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Native or near-native fluency in Russian. Ph.D. in Russian language teaching, linguistics, or second-language acquisition, or related field, multiple years of successful teaching experience in a U.S. university. Experience and evidence of leadership in incorporating technology into language instruction and in curricular and materials development.

DESIRED:
Experience in study-abroad leadership and in large public university academic requirements and advisement.

ASU is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a competitive package of salary and benefits to the successful candidate.

TO APPLY:
Application deadline is January 15, 2008; if not filled, then weekly thereafter until search is closed. Applications must include a cover letter elaborating the candidate's qualifications and teaching experience, an updated comprehensive vita, three letters of professional recommendation written within the last year, and specific evidence of positive student evaluations of previous Russian-language teaching. Inquiries and application materials are to be sent to: Robert Joe Cutter, Director, School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-0202.

Electronic and fax applications will not be considered. Background check is required for employment. Revised 12/11.2007

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CFP: “Globalization, Energy and Environment,” Poland, 05-29-2008

The primary theme of the forthcoming conference focuses on the relationship between energy and the environment in the global context. Energy use and supply is of fundamental importance to society and, with the possible exception of agriculture and forestry, has made the greatest impact on the environment of any human activity – a result of the large scale and pervasive nature of energy related activities. Such problems have now become major political issues and the subject of international debate and regulation.

Conference goals and concerns
A major aim of the Conference is to facilitate constructive and professional debate between scientists and technologists, social scientists and economists from academia, government and the energy industries on energy and environment issues in both a national and international context. It is also the aim to include the informed and environmentally concerned public and their organizations in the debate. Particular attention is given to ways of resolving conflict in the energy and environment field.

The following packaged topics are proposed to be discussed:
• Geography of energy resources. Important questions, like where the energy resources are available now and in the future, their current status, use, availability, and future potential need to be answered. While extraction of energy resources is growing an environmental impact becomes a key problem for the global environment.
• Renewable and non-conventional sources of energy. While they are already concerned in environmental and energy policies over the world, their use and management, their global distribution, modern technologies and potential are still the focus of the debate. Special interest in the impact of these resources on economic development and energy security as well as on costs and benefits generated for countries and local economies is also expected over a debate.
• Energy transportation and distribution. Global transportation capabilities of energy, including maritime and land transportation, seem to be a serious environmental and economic concern since the countries have to spread their supply sources over the world.
• Energy markets. The conference debate is going to focus on the global forecasts of major energy consuming markets, energy use trends in major developed and developing countries. What are the implications of those processes? What is the impact of increased global consumption of energy on environment in developing countries?
• Energy policy. Current strategies, their structures and instruments, including energy security, costs of supply disruption, national petroleum reserves, efforts of importing countries to assure direct access to the energy resources and diversity of supply sources. How we are doing now? How we are going to do in the future? The relations between energy exporting and energy importing countries, using energy resources as a factor of development and political pressures, and certainly energy security as a driving force in international bilateral and/or multilateral agreements.
• Environmental policy. While energy and environmental policy are going to be more integrated, there are still some inconsistency between key interests and policy instruments in these two areas. The problem is more serious when considered from the global perspective. , including objectives and expectations developed countries from the one hand and those developing from the other. While environmental policy created by the developed countries goes quite far, the question how international environmental agreements and expected regulation in developing countries affect their development possibilities.

The final deadlines are:
Paper submission February 10, 2008
Acceptance notification March 21, 2008
Registration & payment April 18, 2008

For more information, please contact:
Maciej Cygler
Warsaw School of Economics
Al. Niepodleglosci 162
02-554 Warsaw, Poland
Email: maciej.cygler@sgh.waw.pl
Visit the website at http://www.sgh.waw.pl/gee2008

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December 18, 2007

CFP: The Pain Of Words: Narratives Of Suffering In Slavic Cultures, Princeton University, May 9-11, 2008

The Pain Of Words: Narratives Of Suffering In Slavic Cultures
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Princeton University
May 9-11, 2008

Recent studies of emotions have pointed to a particular role of pain in shaping identities and narratives. Regardless of their disciplinary affiliations, scholars seem to agree that verbal expressions of pain first of all draw attention to the suffering individual instead of describing the actual experience of pain. Narratives of suffering provide the individual with a powerful symbolic presence. They create emotionally charged communities. Such narratives also lay the foundation for larger social, political or moral claims.

This link between pain, representation, and subjectivity is well documented in Slavic cultures, where vivid depictions of suffering saturate popular and elite cultures alike. As the young Mayakovski put it, "I am with pain, everywhere." However, this conference wants to move beyond the documenting of omnipresence of pain in Slavic cultures. Instead, we want to explore how social, linguistic, aesthetic, moral, gender, etc. conventions determine specific contents of pain in different historical periods and different geographical locations. What are the symbolic contexts in which experiences of pain are recognized? To what extent do available cultural practices constrain or encourage certain narrative versions of pain? What gets lost in the process of translating traumatic experience into narratives of suffering? How is the phenomenon of pain used to galvanize individual and group identities, to justify social values, to motivate artistic projects or, in some cases, to undermine(or generate)political movements? In short, what are those discourses through which Slavic cultures acquire and express their concepts of pain?

We seek to address these problems by bringing together an interdisciplinary group of people interested in exploring the value of pain in such diverse fields as history, literature, film, music, performing arts, everyday life, religion, ideology, politics, law, psychology, and history of medicine, among others. We invite papers to reflect upon the diverse vocabulary of expressions of pain that have been constructed across Slavic space and time. We are also interested in comparative studies that could place Slavic narratives of suffering in larger cultural, historical, or geographical contexts.

We especially encourage submissions that approach concrete textual or ethnographic materials in a theoretically informed way, without reiterating the alleged masochistic fascination of Slavic cultures with pain and suffering.

Please send your abstract (300 words) and CV to:
Serguei Oushakine,
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
249 East Pyne, Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
Fax number: 609-258-2204
Email: oushakin@princeton.edu
by February 1, 2008.

We might be able to offer a limited number of travel subsidies for several foreign presenters. Finalists will be contacted in the middle of February, 2008.

Program committee:

Serguei Oushakine (Princeton), Devin Fore (Princeton), Petre Petrov (Princeton), Alexander Etkind (Cambridge/Princeton), Nancy Ries (Institute for Advanced Study).
http://slavic.princeton.edu/events/calendar/detail.php?ID=1628

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CFP: “Squaring the Circle: The Relationship between Civil Society and Social Capital in Central and Eastern Europe," VDU, Kaunas, Lithuania. June 13-16, 2008

13-16 June 2008
Vytautas Magnus University
Kaunas, Lithuania

Now that much of post-Communist Europe is part of the EU, should we expect to see some changes in terms of how civil society works? Should we expect civil society to be transformed from one supporting its members to one assisting institutional change? Should we also expect the emergence of new forms of social capital that are less determined by the structural constraints of the political regime than by individual choice? Do these circumstances in the EU-15 differ from those of the "new outsiders" with respect to potential developments in social capital and civil society? This conference will address the new relationship between civil society and social capital in post-enlargement Central and Eastern Europe.

The conference discussion will run along three analytical axes:
1. Path Dependency / Rational Choice approaches
2. Utilitarian / Idealistic explanations
3. Domestic / International factors

The conference organizers invite papers concerning civil society and social capital in Central and Eastern Europe that discuss at least one thematic axis.

Selected paper presenters will have their travel, accommodation and subsistence supported by the CINEFOGO Network of Excellence. Please send name, contact information, title and 150 word abstract to the conference organizers by Monday, March 10, 2008.

Contact:
Timofei Agarin t.agarin@abdn.ac.uk
David Galbreath d.galbreath@abdn.ac.uk

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4 Senior Research Fellowships/ 2 Junior Research Fellowships at Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany

The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) is a new research centre, funded by the German federal government and the state governments of Germany within the framework of the 2006/07 Excellence Initiative for the promotion of academic research. The FRIAS School of History is open to international and German researchers who are working on a major project in a historical discipline. For the first five years the main thematic focus of the FRIAS School of History will be 18th to 20th century comparative European history. Applications with a focus on other periods or different regions are also accepted.

For 2008/9 applications are invited for:
4 Senior Research Fellowships for Professors in the field of History and/or allied disciplines and
2 Junior Research Fellowships for post-doctoral researchers in the field of History and/or allied disciplines.

Candidates for Senior Fellowships should have an outstanding record in international academia with a high-ranking publication profile. Applicants for Junior Fellowships should be exceptional young researchers with a highly promising Ph.D. in addition to further publications.

Fellowships do not entail any teaching obligations. However, Junior Fellows wishing to do so may teach within the University and can also further qualify at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Albert Ludwigs University.

All fellowships start either from 1st April or 1st October 2008. They will be remunerated as a research grant or according to the German professorial system, depending on the candidate’s profile and qualification. Senior Fellowships are for one year. Junior Fellowships are for one year but can be extended to up to three years after positive evaluation. All FRIAS Fellows are expected to reside in Freiburg.

Applications including CV, list of publications, two letters of reference (only for Junior Re-search Fellowships) and a research proposal (5-8 pages) should be sent to the Directors of the FRIAS School of History by 15th January 2008: FRIAS School of History, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Herbert and Prof. Dr. Jörn Leonhard, Historisches Seminar, Universität Freiburg, D-79085 Freiburg i.Br., Germany.

For further information see: http://www.geschichte.uni-freiburg.de/aktuelles/FRIAS.pdf

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JOB: Michigan State University (MI) seeks Communications Manager in International Studies and Programs/University Relations

MSU is seeking an experienced communications professional to manage marketing and communications activities for the Office of International Studies and Programs (ISP). ISP is responsible for initiating, coordinating, and supporting internationally related activities throughout MSU. MSU is among the top 100 research universities in the world and is distinguished by the strength of its international engagement. The position reports to the dean of ISP and the AVP for University Relations.

The communications manager is responsible for developing and implementing an integrated marketing and communications program for MSU’s international positioning and for the Office of International Studies and Programs; aligning the program with the university’s vision, mission, and strategic objectives, as well as with overarching university messaging and strategic foci; and increasing the visibility and reputation of MSU’s international engagement and impact.

To view position description and qualifications and to apply, go to www.jobs.msu.edu and refer to posting #1865. Candidates should submit an application, cover letter, and resume with references to MSU Human Resources. Applications will be accepted through January 24, 2008. For additional information, contact Heather Swain, Assistant VP for University Relations, (517) 353-7958.

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

MSU is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP: Race and Ethnicity, University of Chicago, 2008-2009

Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago invites applications for the 2008-2009 postdoctoral fellowship to begin September 29, 2008 and end June 30, 2009. Qualified candidates from all disciplines and all ranks who have their Ph.D. in hand are encouraged to apply.

Fellowship Description: The goal of the fellowship is to support the work of an outstanding scholar whose research focuses on the study of race and ethnicity by allowing the fellow to devote his or her energies to the further development of their research agenda. The fellowship carries a stipend of $45,000, a travel and research budget of $2,500, and up to $2,500 for moving expenses. The fellow will be provided with office space and a computer at the Center, and full access to University libraries and other facilities. Awardees will be expected to be in full-time residence during the academic year beginning September 29, 2008; teach one 10-week undergraduate course related to race and ethnicity (one quarter); present his or her work at one of the Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies Workshop meetings; and actively participate in the workshop and other activities sponsored by the Race Center.

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC) at the University of Chicago is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to promoting engaged scholarship and debate around the concepts of race and ethnicity. We are especially interested in how these ideas and their structural and cultural manifestations impact and shape people’s daily lives. Faculty affiliated with the Center recognize the significance of the black/white paradigm in the United States, however, we are committed to expanding the study of race and ethnicity beyond this framework. Broadly, our research program encourages the study of race and processes of racialization in comparative and transnational frameworks as well as work that highlights the intersection of race and ethnicity with other categories such as gender, class, sexuality and nationality, and interrogates social and identity cleavages within racialized communities.

Eligibility: Applicants for the 2008-2009 academic year are required to have a Ph.D. in hand and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of application.

Application Process:
All applications should include the following:
1) Formal letter of application describing your work and the project(s) that will be undertaken over the course of the fellowship year (2-4 pages)
2) Writing sample, which may be a published or un-published work (not to exceed 30 pages double-spaced)
3) Curriculum vitae
4) Syllabus and one-page description of proposed course
5) Two letters of recommendation under separate cover

Deadline: Complete applications must be received at the address below by February 29, 2008. The recipient will be announced in late April-early May 2008. For additional information call (773) 702-8063 or e-mail csrpc@uchicago.edu. Submitted material will not be returned to the applicant. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Email applications not accepted.

Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture
The University of Chicago
Attention: Postdoctoral Committee
5733 S. University, Chicago, Illinois 60637
Website: http://csrpc.uchicago.edu

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CFP: “Ethnicity and Immigration in the Baltic Region,” Indiana University, 05/29-06/01/2008

WORKSHOP: ETHNICITY AND IMMIGRATION IN THE BALTIC REGION
May 29 to June 1, 2008
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) invites paper and panel proposals for a workshop to examine the history, politics, and culture of ethnicity in the Baltic Sea region. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 21st Conference on Baltic Studies, “Baltic Crossroads: Examining Cultural, Social, and Historical Diversity.” The goal of the workshop and the conference is to examine the interactions of diverse ethnic and religious groups in the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea.

Questions the workshop would like to address include:
1. the historical and recent transformation of minority relations in the Baltic States and the impact on their business, political, and expressive cultures
2. the effect of the enlargement of the European Union to the Baltic countries on emigration and immigration
3. the Baltic demographic challenges in negotiating their participation in a globalizing political, economic, and cultural world.

To apply, please submit:
1. 250 to 300 word abstract
2. 2-page curriculum vitae

Deadline: January 30, 2008

Please submit by email to: Mara Lazda (College of Staten Island, CUNY, Dept. of History) mlazda@alumni.iu.edu
Association website: http://depts.washington.edu/aabs

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CFP: “Historical Research and Political Ideology: from Instrumentalisation to Dialog,” Interstitio, East European Review of Historical Anthropology

The Editorial Board of "Interstitio. East European Review of Historical Anthropology" - a scholarly periodical published by Rethinking History Center from Faculty of History and International Relations, Free International University from Moldova and Section History of Culture from Institute of History, State and Law, Academy of Sciences from Moldova in cooperation with Institute of History from Faculty of Social Science, University of Silesia from Poland - welcomes substantive articles on Eastern Europe from the perspective of Historical Anthropology.

An essential aim of the Review is promotion of new methods, directions, themes of research in historical scholarship in the post-totalitarian space from Eastern Europe. The generic of the 2nd issue is “Historical Research and Political Ideology: from Instrumentalisation to Dialog”.

Resuscitation of historical researches in post-soviet space is a process as slow and difficult as the rehabilitation of the whole society. Currently, historiography in the region suffers from the over-abundance of ideology present within the discipline and the willingness of many historians to distort history in the service of politics. Thus, the process of recovery implies not only the “filling in” of so called white spots (i.e. areas/ processes previously neglected, repressed and silenced), but important methodological “adjustments” amplified through reorientation of the human dimension of historical scholarship.

Instructions to Authors:
- The texts must be sent by January 7, 2008 to the electronic address of Rethinking History Center: rethinkinghistorycenter@yahoo.com.
- Materials for publication can be written in one of three languages: English, Polish, and Romanian.
- All articles must be followed by a summary in English.
- Authors should include, on a separate sheet, brief curriculum vitae (inclusively: name and second name, scientific degree and institutional affiliation, field of research).
- References must contain sufficient information concerning the quoted sources. The recommended system of references is: http://www.library.uq.edu.au/training/citation/harvard.html.
- Special care should be taken in quoting non-English sources: all requisite special characters in those languages must be provided. Languages which utilize non-Latin alphabets, such as Cyrillic, should be cited in the original format whenever possible.
- During the process of editing an accepted manuscript, the editors under no circumstances will make changes that violate the integrity of the work or the purpose of the author in any way. To avoid problems, authors are urged to submit amendments or corrections to the editors as soon as possible after notification of acceptance and return proofs promptly.
- The orthographic system specific to each author / article will be maintained.

Deadline: January 7, 2008

Contact persons:
Virgiliu Birladeanu, e-mail: anthropology@mcc.md
Tomasz Pawelec, e-mail: pawelec@saba.wns.us.edu.pl

Address:
Rethinking History Center
Free International University from Moldova
str. Vlaicu Pircalab 52, of. 705a
Chisinau, MD-2012
Republica Moldova
E-mail: rethinkinghistorycenter@yahoo.com
Phone: (+37322) 22 73 65
Fax: (+37322) 59 40 61

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CICS Funding for Student Internships 2008-2009

The Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS) announces a call for applications from undergraduate students at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor who are planning to work as interns during the summer of 2008.

ELIGIBILITY
Students are eligible to apply if they have secured an internship with an organization, preferably working in the areas of one of these three themes:
- Human rights
- International development
- International security and cooperation

Grants of up to $4000 to will be awarded to a limited number of students. Students must have an internship assignment secured from a reputable organization. Funding can be used by the student to pay travel and living expenses. These funds are primarily intended for students working unpaid for the organization. If students are being paid, however, it is possible to receive funding to offset high expenses not covered by the organization.

CRITERIA
Applications to support internships with organizations working specifically in areas related to the three themes above will be given priority in the selection process.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Awardees must submit a final report to CICS within six weeks after completion of the internship. The report (3 pages in length) should include a summary of the activities completed and work accomplished.
Awardees may be asked to make a presentation on the internship experience to students and faculty in the fall of 2008.

APPLICATIONS

Applications should include 4 hard copies of the following items:
- Completed CICS funding request cover sheet
- Resume
- Letter of recommendation
- Detailed budget
- Brief statement of purpose, including a description of the work being done (1 page maximum)
- Evidence that the internship is secured (e.g., offer letter with description of job tasks)
- Any additional materials that describe the organization, such as brochures, website addresses, mission statements.

Members of the CICS advisory board will review the applications andselect grant recipients based on the quality of the materials submitted.

DEADLINE
The deadline is February 1, 2008, by 5:00pm (for 2008 summer internships).

CONTACT AND DELIVERY INFORMATION
Contact: Folake Graves at Tel: 734.764.3149 Email: fograves@umich.edu
Deliver Applications to: Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS)
International Institute, 1080 S. University, Suite 2620

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Moscow Study Tour: May, 2008

We are pleased to announce that CREES is organizing a study tour to Moscow for spring term 2008. This two-credit study abroad program will introduce students to the history and culture of Russia. All lectures and guided tours to museums and cultural sites will be in English, and no pre-requisite courses are needed. Alaina Lemon, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan, will direct the course and lead the study tour. Lectures will be given by leading professors at the Russian State University for the Humanities, and will include culture, fine arts, history, political science, and sociology. Guided tours to some of Moscow’s most famous sites will complement this interdisciplinary set of lectures. Study tour participants will also have a chance to meet and interact with students from RSUH.

Applications may be submitted anytime up until the deadline: February 8, 2008. For more information, please go to the CREES web site (www.ii.umich.edu/crees) and click on the link to the study tour information. There you will find a more complete description, cost estimate worksheets, and the application forms.

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CFP: Framing struggles: Critical Approaches to Anthropology and Sociology, Budapest, 13-14.6.2008

Framing Struggles: Critical Approaches to Anthropology and Sociology
Postgraduate Conference

Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
Central European University
Budapest, Hungary
13-14 June 2008

Until recently, most social research has focused on political and economic struggles to the detriment of understanding cultural struggles. But an undue focus on culture tends to ignore the contested nature of economic and political interactions that provide the structural underpinnings to cultural form and content. Anthropology can contribute equally to understanding frames of struggles, and framing the relevant problematic that needs to be exposed to public scrutiny, while sociology is able to situate and analyze these struggles in a broader perspective through its focus on macro-micro interactions.

The main purpose of this trans-disciplinary conference is to investigate how cultural, political, and economic struggles are framed, both by actors and scholars. By framing struggles we mean the ways in which participants themselves construe and delimit the meanings of their actions in an era of accelerating global changes, as well as the manner in which scholars and researchers select their own frames of reference to make sense of these social upheavals. Regarding social phenomena in an integrated and multifaceted perspective, the conference will reflect on and mediate between broad, distant, and sometimes seemingly incompatible research fields and approaches e.g., religious studies, studies of popular culture, as well as social movement studies and the scholarship on migration and informal economy.

Concentrating on a variety of issues concerning struggles, we seek to encourage critical ethnographic/sociological research enriched by theoretical grounding. The conference will tackle the issue of framing struggles from four main perspectives in the following panels (also see the more detailed descriptions further down):

Panel I: Borders, Economy, Conflict
Panel II: Approaching Religious Modernities: Constructions, Contestations, Mobilizations
Panel III: Performing and Representing Culture, Ethnicity and Gender
Panel IV: Activism in (Post-)Socialist Contexts

The conference will take place 13-14 June 2008, at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Each applicant should submit an abstract (max. 250 words) and introduction of their academic affiliation/research topic/general research interests (max. 100 words). The deadline for submissions of the abstracts is the 1 February 2008. Please send to: framing.struggles@gmail.com. (contact person Mariya Ivancheva)

As each panel will have a discussant - an invited scholars from the relevant field, the approved - candidates will have to submit a full-length paper by the 01 st of May 2008. This is a strict deadline. Conference papers will be made available to all participants in advance.

The organizers will be able to provide partial reimbursement of travel expenses and accommodation at a hostel in central Budapest to a number of panel participants. A possibility exists that some participants be hosted by students from the department – please indicate if you are interested in such option.

Participants are also requested to state whether they would need a visa for Hungary so that organizers can assist in the visa process.

Description of Panels
Panel I: Borders, Economy, Conflict

This panel seeks to scrutinize from a critical and trans-disciplinary perspective the features of borders: physical and symbolic, fixed and transgressed. How they separate different categories of actors, while framing and enforcing their social roles and identities. However economic, political, and cultural borders need not necessarily imply "bounded-ness". What we aim to do is to pinpoint the fluidity, volatility, and mutability of the concept of 'borders'. Furthermore, we seek to discuss how different sorts of conflict reinforce, but also displace borders in various everyday contexts and the manner in which the micro-macro actors involved negtate and define them through their practices, interactions, and collisions.

The panel invites papers and visual materials that actively engage with issues of borders, border-crossing economies, and conflict. Contributions should include, but are not necessarily restricted to questions such as:
* Border sovereignty: empire(s) and nation-state(s)
* Border trouble: conflict and trade
* Micro actors vs. macro actors: border economies in a regional and global context
* Trafficking in humans, arms, and drugs
* Transnational (under)classes, informal economies, and host states
* International refugees and no-man's land(s)
* Economy without borders: transnational corporations, international organizations, and global capital

Panel II: Approaching Religious Modernities: Constructions, Contestations, Mobilizations
The persistence of religion within processes of social change all around the globe has called into question the secularization paradigm. Social scientists have been forced to reassess the theoretical and methodological categories for understanding the shifting location of religion in various societies and to be more open to the notion of multiple religious modernities. We are thus in a fruitful reflexive moment which could open new perspectives on religious phenomena entangled in social processes.

Our panel revolves around a number of issues which are still waiting for adequate theoretical and methodological approaches:
* The shifting location of religion within the public sphere in various social contexts
* Constructing and contesting boundaries between the 'religious' and the 'secular'
* Agents active in the processes of construction/contestation (state, church, civil or religious associations, academia, new religious movements etc.)
* The framing of contemporary religious mobilization, both within world religions (Islam, Christianity, Hinduism etc.) and indigenous religions
* The emergence of new religious movements (e.g., global religions such as Pentecostalism)
* The impact of these movements on nation-states and traditional (historical) religions
* Socio-cultural and political strategies employed by religious actors in new contexts dominated by global media technologies and global horizons of consumption

Panel III: Performing and Representing Culture, Ethnicity and Gender
Performance has become a catch-all term to refer to the practices of agents as opposed to a prior focus on structure. In the new era of all kinds of promotion initiatives on behalf of agency, the belief that agents can resist or contest forces of domination has become widely celebrated. But this capacity can be called into question and is itself problematic. Indeed, such performances cannot be properly understood without taking into consideration their often mediated or represented character. Therefore, it is worth looking at the interplay between performances and representation, especially when these performances become embedded in global networks of production and circulation.

The main themes of this panel would include the following issues:
* Markets and media as a facilitators of cultural exchanges
* Struggles over cultural recognition through the staging of performances (arts, sports, tourist practices, etc.)
* Performing gender/race/ethnicity
* The transformation of performances through processes of interaction and mediation
* Political institutions and the representation of cultural practices
* Ethnographic writing as representation and the framing paradigm: the responsibility of ethnographers

Panel IV: Activism in (Post-)Socialist Contexts
In societies where leftist themes of class, economic redistribution, and social justice have formed or still form the regime's dominant discourse, social movements trying to make demands related to such themes face complex problems, for example of avoiding cooptation or negative associations. This phenomenon can be seen in artern social democracies, but it is equally present under social democratic regimes in the global south that have taken a "Third Way". And these complexities are all the more present among activist groups in societies with a history of repressive "really exiting" socialism, such as in Eastern Europe.

Our panel calls for papers that explore the complexity of political contention in such historically determined political contexts. These could address topics such as:
* Framing struggles of oppositional groups under repressive socialist regimes
* Activists strategies in a context dominated by social-democratic rhetoric
* (Dis)Continuities in performances and narratives of present and past dissent
* Strategies for alignment with trans-national activist campaigns
* Relevance of class-based claim making: past and presence
* Framing of collective and individual memory in processes of political transition
* Left- or right-wing protest: (un)civil society in post-socialist contexts

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Framing Struggles
Graduate Conference, 13-14.06.2008
Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
Central European University, Nador utca 9
Budapest H-1051, Hungary
framing.struggles@gmail.com

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CFP: IPRA: Global Conference 2008, Leuven, 15-19.7. July 2008

The Institute for Development and Peace (Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden – INEF http://inef.uni-due.de/page/?lang=en), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, will organize four panels at the 2008 Global Conference of the International Peace Research Organization (IPRA), to be held 15-19 July 2008, in Leuven, Belgium (http://www.ipra2008.org/).

Concurrent with the Conference’s theme “Building Sustainable Development: Enacting Peace and Development”, the panels will focus on issues connecting the fields of peace and development. Four specific themes are presented in more detail below.

Panel 1: The Internal Dynamics of Hybrid Political Orders
In most developing societies, the boundaries between the polity, the economy and societal institutions are blurred. This interpenetration of social spheres leads to the emergence of hybrid political orders which en-compass the formal state apparatus, informal institutions, ‚civil society’ groups as well as economic actors. These hybrid orders are characterized by a plurality of overlapping rule systems which has a profound effect on politics and policies in these societies. However, at present very little is known about these orders’ internal dynamics. This lacuna includes such basic questions as: How do these orders form and how do they evolve? How do hybrid orders relate to external actors as well as broader processes of social change such as globalization, urbanization and modernization? And how do hybrid political orders influence processes of state-building and state failure?

Panel 2: Donors’ Responses to Hybrid Political Orders
Hybrid political orders (see panel #1) are not only governed by a particular internal logic, their relationship to development and peace is ambiguous. While such orders can sometimes act as stabilizing institutions, development policy has a hard time coming to grips with these political formations. The questions that this panel will address are mostly empirical in nature: How have donors reacted to hybrid political orders? Have they adapted, broken off contact or are they turning a blind eye to these institutions? The panel particularly welcomes contributions that analyze the micro-level interaction between donor and recipient actors.

Panel 3: The Role of Youth in Development and Peace-Building
The category of youth is closely related to cultural definitions and to processes of social change. In the discussions of international donors and NGOs children and youth have traditionally been perceived as victims (of maldevelopment as well as of violence), while the current debate focuses on youth as a security problem (e.g. youth bulges, former child soldiers). But for most developing societies youth represents an important potential for development. The challenge for national governments as well as international donors is how youth can be integrated into development and peace-building projects in spite of social stratification and limited economic prospects. What role does youth play in different social spheres and what are instruments for youth empowerment? Single case studies, comparative research and policy-oriented contributions are equally welcome.

Panel 4: The Role of Regional Organizations in Conflict Resolution
In spite of great hopes being placed in them, regional organizations have yet to fully actualize their potential when it comes to the prevention and resolution of conflicts. Although there has been some recent progress (notably within the African Union), regional organizations have usually found themselves unable to deci-sively impact both inter-state and intra-state conflicts. And despite the widespread introduction of early warning mechanisms, preventive action still eludes regional organizations. The aim of this panel is to critically examine the role of regional organizations in different crises with the intention of addressing the broader question whether these organizations do have the potential to prevent and resolve conflicts, or whether such aspirations will remain a pipe dream.

Please send an abstract of 200-250 words no later than 15 February 2008 to Tome Sandevski (tome.sandevski@inef.uni-due.de). Please indicate for which panel you would like to have your abstract considered and include your institutional affiliation and full contact information (postal and email address, phone, fax) in your submission. We aim to inform you about our decision by 29 February 2008. Academics from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

Thanks to the support of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, partial or full funding for travel and accommodation expenses can be provided.

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CFP: “Aftermaths of War: Women's Movements and Female Activists,” 1918-1923, Leeds, 10-12.9.2008

'Aftermaths of War: Women's Movements and Female Activists, 1918-1923'
Conference dates: Wednesday 10 to Friday 12
September 2008 at Hinsley Hall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

Organizers: Ms Ingrid Sharp, Department of German, University of Leeds i.e.sharp@leeds.ac.uk and Dr Matthew Stibbe, Department of History, Sheffield Hallam University, m.stibbe@shu.ac.uk

Following on from the publication in April 2007 of the volume A. S. Fell and I. E. Sharp (eds.) The Women's Movement in Wartime: International Perspectives, 1914-19, Palgrave Macmillan, which deals with the responses of the international women's movement to the First World War, the focus of this conference will be on the response, experience and representation of the organized women's movement and individual activists to the aftermath of the war in the years 1918 and 1923.

We invite contributions from scholars working on all European nations caught up in the war, either as combatants or as neutrals, and are especially keen to include chapters on nations and individual activists less widely represented in the current literature in this area. We hope that the study of the Eastern European experience and the experience within non-combatant nations will impact on our understanding of the experience of Western countries such as France, Germany and the UK. We would therefore particularly welcome proposals dealing with organized women in Russia, the Baltic States and the successor states to the Habsburg Empire, as well as in the Netherlands, Belgium, the Scandinavian countries, Italy, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey.

Please send us proposals, including working title and brief description of your paper (max. 500 words), by 15 January 2008.
Ingrid Sharp,
Senior Lecturer in German,
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
UNITED KINGDOM
Email:i.e.sharp@leeds.ac.uk
Visit the website at: http://www.german.leeds.ac.uk/Call%20for%20Papers%20Aftermaths%20of%20War%201918-1923.htm

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JOB: Consultant for a Feasibility study in Kosovo, Forum Syd

Forum Syd has 200 member organizations in Sweden and cooperates with organizations and networks worldwide. Our common aim is global justice. Together with member organizations we strive to strengthen civil society via development cooperation, advocacy and forming of opinion, as well as skills and methods development.

Forum Syd is looking for a: Consultant for a Feasibility Study in Kosovo

Background
Forum Syd's current program in the Balkans (Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnian Herzegovina and Serbia) has been active since 1996. Forum Syd has been fully responsible for the program since 1 June 2005.

The Balkans Program works in three integrated areas: education of community youth workers, community youth work practice and development of policy frameworks. The integrated approach is intended to contribute to the long-term peaceful and prosperous development of states in transition. It recognizes the need to include actors at all levels in society, so that they understands and support the value of investing in young people and promoting and upholding the rights of young women and men.

Feasibility study in Kosovo
The main objective is to explore the possibilities and potential of developing a coordinated program on Youth and Conflict in Kosovo, with the Forum Syd Balkan Program `model´ serving as a starting point, in order to strengthen youth participation and youth rights in society and integration between young people from different ethnic groups.

The study aims among all to:
- Identify, map, categorize and analyze transparent and democratic potential organizations/ network, local and regional universities and other educational institutions and other actors in the field.
- Identify the needs, methods, capacity and map the interest among CSO (Civil Society Organizations) working with Youth and/or Conflict at regional and Kosovo level in developing a program as described above. Likewise the needs and interest of the local and regional universities and other educational institutions.
- Assess the present demand among the local organizations concerning their need of support in methodology development, capacity building, knowledge exchange etc, in order to strengthen their work.
- Analyze if and how lessons learned from the FSBP ''model'' are adoptablein a Kosovo context.

The Consultancy shall be carried out within two months, preferably April and May 2008 (depending on the political situation) with a total of maximum 20 working days. The work includes collection of data, meetings with organizations, networks and other actors in Kosovo. The consultant shall also provide a report with recommendations (based on the conclusions from the assessment and Forum Syd basic documents) on the development of a potential program on Youth and Conflict in a long-term perspective.

The Consultant will cooperate with the Forum Syd Balkan Programme Officer (Belgrade) and with the Referens group (consisting of Swedish NGOs) that Forum Syd Head Quarter (Stockholm) is putting up

Consultant requirements
Essential

- Background in Social Science, Political Science and/or Programme design.
- Knowledge in participatory methodologies, Rights Based Approach, researching, compiling, analysing, writing, and producing reports.
- Experience of working on conflict transformation and/or youth issues.
- Knowledge of the Balkan region in general and Kosovo in particular.

Preferred
- Experience in working with the civil society in the region and knowledge of Swedish civil society and development cooperation.
- Knowledge of one or more languages of the region.

For more detailed information on this post contact: Tamara Maskovic; tamara.maskovic@forumsyd.org

Please send a letter detailing your interest and applicable experience, along with a CV and budget no later than 14 of January 2008. To: tamara.maskovic@forumsyd.org

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CFA: Training on EUropean SEEtizenship, Ohrid, 28.2.-5.3.2008

Enhancing competences for youth workers and multipliers on European citizenship

The Austrian National Agency “Youth in Action” in cooperation with the Balkan Children Youth Foundation (BCYF) is organizing a training course on “European Citizenship” in the framework of YIA –TCP.

Dates: 28 February 2008 – 5 March 2008
Place: Ohrid, FYROMacedonia

Who can apply: The training course is open for youth workers from YiA program countries and from the SEE region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYROMacedonia, Montenegro and Serbia including UNMIK Kosovo). A maximum of 30 participants can take part in the course!

Objectives of the training course:
- Understanding civic competence in the framework of the Key Competencies (footnote: as suggested by European commission in the context of LLL)
- Exploring the meaning of the terms Identity, values and citizenship on personal level and understanding of these terms in European context.
- To illustrate the connection between European Citizenship, Human Rights, Democracy and the rule of law.
- Defining and carve the European dimension in a youth project

ATTENTION:
For applicants from SEE:

Travel and Accommodation costs for selected participants from SEE are covered 100% by the Austrian National Agency “YiA” Youth workers, who are interested to participate in this training course should send back the filled in application form at the latest 1 February 2008 to following e-mail address: tc.citizenship@gmail.com

For applicants from program countries:
Applicants from YiA–program countries should contact their National Agency if they would support their participation and would cover their travel costs. (A list of all NAs in Europe can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/youth/contact_en.html) Accommodation costs will be covered for selected participants by the Austrian NA.

Contact Person NA Austria: Marco Frimberger marco.frimberger@iz.or.at Tel: +43 1 5867544-38

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CFA: Theatre at the universities in SEE: founding a Regional Centre of IUTA, Zagreb, 24-26.1.2008

Regional Conference: “Theatre at the universities in SEE: founding a Regional Centre of IUTA”
Zagreb, Croatia – 24rd to 26th of January, 2008.
Host and organizer: Students organization “Test! – Theatre to Students”

Conference is focused on exchanging of experiences in activities between students, theatrical and artistic creators - amateurs and professionals – but at the same time we will try to establish foundation for Regional Centre IUTA (International University Theatre Association) intended for delivering information and giving support. Application and detailed information about Conference; which will take place within 8th Student Theatre and Multimedia Art Festival (Test!8) you can find on web site www.test.hr.

There will be two working themes on the conference:
- Artists in Residence
- IUTA SEE Regional Centre

The Conference is open to all theatre practitioners who work with university students and theoreticians of theatre/art/media at the universities: theatre theoreticians, art historians, sociologists, film and media schools, university students and anyone interested in the development of contemporary art and culture among students on our universities.

If you want to participate at the Conference just send us an e-mail and will get the immediate reply. Please submit your application and CV to: testzg@gmail.com.

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CFA: 3rd International Youth Media Summit, Belgrade, 20-27.8.2008

Invites organizations, schools and other institutions working with media to nominate two young media enthusiasts 15-22 years old to participate during August 20th to 27th in Belgrade, Serbia. The young participants must be candidates as Student Filmmaker and Student Diplomat.

This Summit will continue the work started in 2006, and will incorporate changes based on last year's feedback from the first (Los Angeles) and second (Sydney) Summit. One of these changes will be a greater emphasis on developing media production skills. Also, the student delegates will be broadcasting on a daily basis via Serbian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio, internet Radio, podcasting and vodcasting...

We are asking those countries with the ability to raise the necessary funds to provide their own airfare to Belgrade, Serbia. Any funds raised by 3rd IYMS organizers will be used to pay part of airfares for delegates from economically disadvantaged regions, or countries facing humanitarian challenges.

* All delegates must be 15- 22 years old being represented by a recognized media program at a school, arts and/or cultural non for profit Non Government Organization. (We are looking for delegates who will continue to advocate, addressing Summit issues locally, regionally, nationally and internationally at all times.

* Student delegates will need to complete their initial assignments and submit them to 3rd IYMS organizers.

* You will also need to fill out an application. On the application, you will find directions for those requesting financial help for plane fare.

* Adults wishing to take part in Summit 2008 should fill out an application and address the professional capacities in which they can mentor/supervise students.

* Please start to research what you will need to do for a visa to Serbia, and the timeline.

* To insure that the Summit can cover some expenses: a registration fee of $300US (€220) is required per participants upon their acceptance.

Please note that 3rd IYMS will provide local transport within the Belgrade Airport and Youth Hostel situated at the centre of Belgrade, Training and Facilitation by industry professionals as well as accommodation including Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for the duration of the summit.

At the moment we have applications from: Armenia (2); Australia; Austria; Bangladesh; Croatia; Germany; Greece; Israel; India ; Japan; Kenya; Italy (2); Liberia; Mexico; Montenegro; South Africa; South Korea; Serbia (2); Slovenia; The Netherlands; UK; UK Scotland; USA (4)…..


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any more information. We are looking forward to have your representation in the year 2008.

Yours truly,
Miomir Rajcevic
3rd Summit Coordinator
More information you can find at our BLOG: www.roamingreporters.net/RRWP
and our WEB site:
www.IYMS.eu
rajcevic@sbb.co.yu
media educaTION centre

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“EDUCATION FOR THE WORLD OF DIPLOMACY!” BIMUN 2008, Belgrade, 27-30.3.2008

We are glad to inform you that the United Nations Association of Serbia is organizing for the fifth time in a row the ”BELGRADE INTERNATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS - BIMUN” in Belgrade from 27 to 30 March 2008. Participants at the BIMUN are social science students from all over the world.

BIMUN gives students a possibility to learn more about current international issues and ways to resolve them within the UN system, to apply basic diplomatic courtesy and also contributes to development of their personal skills (public speaking, negotiations, debating and compromise).

In this educational exercise, students take over roles of UN diplomats, represent different countries and discuss certain topics, which are on the agenda. Participants, as delegates, elaborate strategy, prepare resolutions, negotiate and resolve conflicts, following the UN procedure. ''BIMUN 2008'' will be an opportunity for new experiences, diplomatic debates and young leaders networking. The working language of the conference will be English.

“Belgrade International Model UN – BIMUN 2008” will feature comprehensive simulations of the following UN bodies, with focus on real-life agenda items:

• THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL – "The Risk of Nuclear Proliferation: Situation in Iran"
• GENERAL ASSEMBLY / VI Committee – "Strengthening the Role of the UN– Revitalization of General Assembly"
• HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – "The Rights of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in the Western Balkans"
• UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE – "Protection of the World Heritage and Sustainable Development "
• BIMUN Plenary Forum: "Global Action regarding Climate Changes”

Eligible to take part in this event are social science students and postgraduates up to 29 years of age, fluent in English. Also, one has to send filled in application form and a motivation letter, up to 250 words.

Application: from December 15, 2007 – January 31, 2008.

Best participants will get a financial award and a chance to participate in BIMUN Plus Project. For further information about the conference itself and the application procedure, please visit our website: www.unaserbia.org.yu (BIMUN).

We would kindly like to ask you to send this notification to everybody you think might be interested in participating.

Sincerely yours,
Milorad Kondic, President, United Nations Association of Serbia
Biljana Vukosavljevic, Director, Centre for International Cooperation
Dragana Simovic, BIMUN Project Manager

Contact and application:
United Nations Association of Serbia
unaserbia@gmail.com, www.unaserbia.org.yu

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CFP: “Organized Crime- Legal Aspects,” SSEU, Tetovo [Deadline: 31.1.2008]

The Centre for Scientific Research of Faculty of Law- South East European University in Tetovo- Republic of Macedonia: Invites the professors and researchers to send their articles or collaborations to Centre for Scientific Research of Faculty of Law for publishing the Anthology: “Organized Crime- Legal Aspects.”

The topics are:
General: Organized Crime
Money Laundering
Smuggling of People
National & International Perspectives of Organized Crime.

Please, find below the Publication Norms:
- The articles have to be on a high level and have a high scientific content with a clear introduction, discussion and conclusion.
- Each article must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 150 words.
- The quotations have to be according to this method: the footnotes on the bottom of the page, the bibliography at the end of the text, or with endnotes only.
- The literature has to be quoted according to this order: The name of the author, initials of the second name (if there is one) and the last name followed by a comma. Title of the book underlined and written in Times New Roman font (articles in Italic font). Place and date of the publishing separated by a coma and closed with brackets and followed by a comma. The number of the volume with capital roman numerals and followed by a comma. Numbers of the pages followed by a full stop.
- Each article should be 10-15 pages maximum (A4 paper format).
- The articles should not be published earlier in any written media meaning they have to be published for the first time as the anthology “Organized Crime-Legal Aspects”.
- For Anthology the articles has to be written in Times New Roman font 12, A4 format.
- The title has to be written in Times New Roman font 16 and with capital letters. Sub titles font: Times New Roman font 14 bold -Italic.
- Images illustrating the text must be sent as .jpg or .tiff files; the author assumes responsibility for the right to publish the images.

The paper must contain the authors' full names, Institution they belong to and their e-mails.
The articles can be sent by e-mail to: bistra_nl@yahoo.com (Director of CSRLF) or arta.selmani@seeu.edu.mk (Director’s Assistant)
The deadline for application is 31st January 2008.
The articles must be submitted in the English Language.
All articles will be evaluated by the Reviewers before publishing.
The articles that do not meet the criteria in: scientific level the thematic value character, scientific methodology etc. will not be published.
The research article must be written from experts from the area ( Masters and PhD)

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Sincerely,
Arta Selmani
Director's Assistant
Centre for Scientific Research
Law Faculty- SEE University,
Ilindenska b.b, 1200 Tetovo
Office: 303.10
Tel: +389 44 356 143
Fax: +389 44 356 001
e-mail:arta.selmani@seeu.edu.mk
web: www.see-university.edu.mk

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CFP: Migration from the Eastern Mediterranean and Eurasia, Ankara, Feb. 29-Mar. 1, 2008

The Centre for Black Sea and Central Asia (KORA) of Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara will hold an international conference entitled "Global Migration from the Eastern Mediterranean and Eurasia: Security and Human Rights Challenges to Europe." It is the concluding event of the Sixth Framework Project GLOMIG that KORA has been coordinating since 2005. This dissemination conference will take place on 29 February-1 March 2008 in Ankara, Turkey with the participation of 40 scholars working on global migration issues. In addition to scholars from the EU and INCO countries, the conference will also host representatives of international organizations, NGOs, policy makers, journalists and other stakeholders. Scholars who are working on global migration issues in Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, and/or Eurasia, particularly in reference to human rights and security challenges migration presents to the European Union are invited to apply.

GLOMIG project of KORA has been promoting and facilitating comparative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary approaches to global migration and its opportunities and challenges in terms for the EU and the INCO countries for the last two years. By the time of the final dissemination conference, GLOMIG project partners will have held five international workshops in Nijmegen, Oxford, Berlin, and Ankara on a diverse range of issues including Continuity and Change: Aspects of Global Migration; Migration as Challenges and Opportunities for the EU: Security and Human Rights Concerns for the EU; Perspectives of the INCO Countries on Migration: Economic and Cultural Dilemmas; Prospects for Institutional Co-operation and Dialogue; New dynamics, Future Strategies, Constructive Visions. While the first five workshops brought two expert paper presenters with fifteen discussants and encouraged a lively roundtable interaction, the dissemination conference aims to provide a venue for the sharing of cutting edge approaches, latest empirical findings, and innovative policy interventions.

By partaking in the last round of a series of six conferences, you too can take advantage of this unique opportunity to share and discuss your research with a diverse international audience. All papers presented in the conference will be published on the KORA-GLOMIG website as an e-book. Moreover, selected papers will be made available as an edited volume. To ensure prompt dissemination of conference material, participants will be required to submit their full papers by mid-March 2008.

30 of the participants will receive full funding from KORA to cover travel and accommodation costs. Guesthouses on METU campus offer a comfortable stay while Ankara provides visitors with an opportunity to observe Turkish history and heritage firsthand.

If you are interested in presenting your research at the GLOMIG conference, please e-mail the following info sheet to glomig@metu.edu.tr or fax it to +90(312)2103051 by December 31, 2007. All applicants will be notified about conference funding decision by January 15, 2008. You can check the GLOMIG website for further information on the project and the conference: http://www.kora.metu.edu.tr/glomig/

As the GLOMIG team, we are looking forward to seeing you in Ankara.

Dr. Hayriye Kahveci
Center for Black Sea and Central Asia,
Middle East Technical University
Tel: + 90 312 210 30 51
Fax: + 90 312 210 30 51
hkahveci@metu.edu.tr

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December 14, 2007

CICS Student Research Fellowships 2008-2009

The Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS) announces a call for applications from graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor to conduct innovative research outside of the United States related to the following three themes:
- Human Rights
- International Development
- International Security and Cooperation

ELIGIBILITY
Grants will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students on the Ann Arbor campus. The fellowships will provide up to $3,000 each for research expenses, and may be used for travel and/or living expenses (including summer living expenses), and materials.

CRITERIA
- Contribution to the three themes of CICS: human rights, international development, and international security and cooperation
- Quality, significance, and feasibility of the proposed research activity
- Creation of links with international organizations or practitioners working in the areas of human rights, international development, and international security and cooperation

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
Awardees must submit a final report to CICS within six weeks after completion of the research. The report (3 pages in length) should include a summary of the research conducted and activities accomplished. Awardees may be asked to present their research or findings to students and faculty in the fall of 2008.

APPLICATION
Applications should include 4 hard copies of the following items:
- Completed CICS funding request cover sheet (includes 100-word abstract of the project)
- 2 to 3-page description of the objectives of the project and/or research
- Detailed budget
- Resume
- Letter of recommendation from U-M faculty member

Applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the CICS Advisory Committee. Applications should be delivered to the Center for International & Comparative Studies (CICS) by the deadline.

DEADLINE
Applications are due on Friday, February 1, 2008 by 5:00pm (for travel in summer of 2008).

CONTACT AND DELIVERY INFORMATION
Contact Folake Graves at Tel: 734.764.3149 Email: fograves@umich.edu
Deliver Applications to: Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS)
International Institute, 1080 S. University, Suite 2620

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December 13, 2007

2008 Title VIII Ed A. Hewett Policy Fellowship

The Title VIII Ed A. Hewett Policy Fellowship supports research on the countries of the Former Soviet Union or Southeastern Europe conducted by an individual scholar or researcher under the auspices of a U.S. government agency, embassy, or field office of a U.S. nongovernmental organization in these regions. The maximum award is $60,000. Applicants must be U.S.-based scholars or researchers holding a Ph.D. in any discipline of the humanities and social sciences, with a concentration and considerable background in some aspect of the history, culture, politics, and economics of the countries of the FSU and CEE. Individuals with comparable research skills who do not hold a Ph.D. will also be considered.

Deadline: March 15, 2008

Please note that research on the following countries will not be supported: Bulgaria , Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Placements may begin as early as October 1st, 2008, and may last up to one year. Fellows will be required to submit to NCEEER mid-term and final progress reports and a short working paper based on the results of their research. Please note that research reports submitted to NCEEER for scholars’ projects may be considered for publication in the journal Problems of Post-Communism.

Applications should include the following items:
* A proposal of no more than ten pages (double-spaced, 12-point font) describing the nature of the research to be conducted, including its relevance to contemporary concerns of U.S. policy-makers responsible for the formation of implementation of U.S. foreign policy toward one or more countries of the region
* Two letters of recommendation
* Curriculum Vitae. Include a CV, organized in chronological order. Please highlight any previous NCEEER awards and papers. The CV should be no more than four pages.

Additionally, NCEEER generally requires applications that include a written agreement with a U.S. government agency, embassy, or field office of a U.S. nongovernmental organization in a country within the former Soviet Union or Southeastern Europe stating that the agency, embassy, or field office is willing to provide placement and office space and equipment for the project. In the case of an applicant seeking placement in a U.S. government agency only, NCEEER will consider applications from candidates who have not yet concluded such an agreement. The Department of State and NCEEER have received tentative indications of interest for hosting Hewett fellows in U.S. embassies. Please contact NCEEER for further information.

About NCEEER and the Ed A. Hewett Fellowship
NCEEER was created in 1978 to develop and sustain long-term, high-quality programs for post-doctoral research on the social, political, economic, environmental, and historical development of Eurasia and Southeastern Europe. From broad, cross-cultural analyses to more focused studies of particular problems, NCEEER supports research that facilitates a mutually beneficial exchange of information between scholars and policy-makers. No one personified the vitally important nexus between scholarly research and effective policy-making better than the late Ed A. Hewett, an eminent economist, past Chair of the NCEEER Board, Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Special Assistant to the President for the Soviet Union on the National Security Council.

NCEEER emphasizes projects that produce readable analysis, reliable information, and lively debate about current economic, political, and international issues. Applicants must demonstrate, directly or indirectly, how their research impacts upon policy debates and research on such issues.

Funding under the Ed A. Hewett Fellowship Program is provided under the Program of Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), which is administered by the Department of State. Accordingly, fellowships are subject to Federal laws, and regulations, including the Intergovernmental Personnel Act, and OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, A-122, A-128, and A-133.

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2008 Title VIII National Research Competition

The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) invites proposals for its National Research Competition. This competition provides funds for both collaborative and individual research projects. Research Contracts support collaborative projects involving multiple post-doctoral scholars, or individuals with comparable research skills who do not hold PhDs, including at least one U.S.-based scholar or researcher with a maximum award of $70,000. Research Grants support research projects conducted by individual U.S.-based scholars or researchers, with a maximum award of $40,000. Contracts will provide funding to scholars or researchers via institutional awards, while Grants will be awarded directly to the scholar or researcher. Accordingly, Contracts and Grants involve different application forms and guidelines. Stipend levels for individual grants are the same ($40,000) for both the Policy Research Fellowship and National Research Competition.

Please note that research on the following countries will not be supported: Bulgaria , Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

The deadline for the submission of applications is February 15, 2008. NCEEER’s Board of Directors will judge the competition, and applicants will be notified of the outcome by June 15, 2008.

Research activity supported by a Contract or Grant may begin as early as October 1, 2008. Scholars and researchers should schedule their research activities so as to complete and submit all project requirements to NCEEER by September 30, 2010. Please note that research reports submitted to NCEEER for scholars’ projects may be considered for publication in the journal Problems of Post-Communism.

Funding for summer salary support is ordinarily not fundable by NCEEER. Research support funding is primarily to be devoted to necessary travel and research expenses. While regular salary support will be considered, summer salary support will be considered as the lowest priority for funding. Any exception concerning summer salary support will need to have clear and detailed specification of its necessity for completion of the proposed project.

About NCEEER’s National Research Competition
NCEEER was created in 1978 to develop and sustain long-term, high-quality programs for post-doctoral research on the social, political, economic, environmental, and historical development of Eurasia and Southeast Europe. From broad, cross-cultural analyses to more focused studies of particular problems, NCEEER supports research projects that facilitate a mutually beneficial exchange of information between scholars and policy-makers.

NCEEER’s programs provide insight and a clearer understanding of current trends in this region for U.S. government representatives, while promoting academic growth and opportunity. With these ends in mind, NCEEER encourages projects that: involve participation by graduate students; facilitate interaction between the public and private sectors; develop data banks and research aids that can be of use to other scholars or researchers; and advance the exchange of ideas in academic, governmental and public fora. NCEEER emphasizes projects that produce readable analysis, reliable information, and lively debate about current economic, political, and international issues. Applicants must demonstrate, directly or indirectly, how their research impacts upon current policy debates and research on such issues.

NCEEER’s National Research Competition is made possible by federal funds under the Program of Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), which is administered by the Department of State. Accordingly, Grants and Contracts are subject to Federal laws and regulations, including OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, A-122, A-128, and A-133. Grants are also subject to the availability of funds.

You may download application guidelines and forms from NCEEER’s website, http://www.nceeer.org/Programs/national_research_competition.html, or you may request a copy by telephone, mail or email. When you request a form, please specify whether you plan to apply for a Research Contract or a Research Grant.

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PRIZE: James R. Millar Graduate Student Prize

The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) announces the creation of the James R. Millar Graduate Student Prize. This prize provides up to $500 annually for the best graduate student research paper in the humanities and social sciences regarding current or former communist regimes. Winners will receive support from the editorial staff of Problems of Post-Communist to prepare the paper for publication. Problems of Post-Communism has an all-scholar editorial board overseen by the Board of directors of NCEEER.

Requirements
The deadline for submission of papers is February 15, 2008.
The Problems of Post-Communism, Editorial board will judge the competition and applicants will be notified of the outcome by May 15, 2008.

In seeking the Millar prize, applicants should submit via email (danochka@nceeer.org) papers of no more than 15-25 double-spaced pages in 12-point font. All submissions must be in English. Papers should be original research projects using primary sources, rather than reviews of existing literature.

The paper topic should be of direct relevance to research issues and trends or contemporary concerns of scholars and policy makers regarding current or former communist regimes. To qualify, applicants must hold or be within one year of receiving an MA or Ph.D in any discipline of the humanities and social sciences, with a concentration and considerable background on some aspect of the history, culture, politics, and economics of communist and postcommunist countries. Postdoctoral scholars are not eligible to participate.

About NCEEER
NCEEER was created in 1978 to develop and sustain long-term, high-quality programs for postdoctoral research on the social, political, economic, environmental, and historical development of the countries of the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe. From broad, cross-cultural analyses to more focused studies of particular economic problems that warrant attention, NCEEER supports research projects that facilitate an exchange of information between the scholarly and governmental communities that is mutually beneficial.

Professor James R. Millar undertook cutting-edge research in the vitally important nexus between scholarly research and effective policy making, holding prominent positions in several major research universities and as a key advisor to the U.S. government on numerous occasions. Professor Millar has mentored many leading scholars of the Eurasian and East European studies field, and played a key role in building up the field in a variety of academic and administrative settings. He also served as a past Editor of Problems of Post-Communism, playing a key role in sustaining the high research quality of the journal as ownership transferred from the U.S. government to the private sector.

Funding
The James R. Millar Graduate Student Prize is supported by NCEEER discretionary funds.

For further information, please contact:
Dana Ponte, Program Officer
NCEEER
2601 Fourth Avenue, Suite 310
Seattle, WA 98121
Telephone: 206-441-6433
Fax: 206-753-0066
E-mail: danochka@nceeer.org

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2008 NEH Collaborative Humanities Research Fellowship

The National Endowment for the Humanities is pleased to announce the open, merit-based competition for Collaborative Humanities Research Fellowships for the academic year 2008-2009. Post-doctoral scholars from the United States in the humanities may apply for collaborative research opportunities at universities and institutes in any country of East-Central Europe and New Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union.

Topics are not restricted to regional or area studies; however, the project must involve at least one collaborator from the region and research in the region itself. Candidates must have a working knowledge of one or more of the languages of East-Central Europe or the NIS, unless they can demonstrate that their research does not require it. Especially encouraged are applications with a strong regional focus and the potential to broaden and strengthen international academic linkages beyond the traditional centers such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, and Prague.

The National Endowment for the Humanities manages this program with funding allocated by the Congress of the United States. The NEH Collaborative Humanities Fellowship Program is administered by the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS (American Councils) in collaboration with the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER). For more information and application, please visit http://www.nceeer.org/Programs/NEH_fellowship.html.

All applications will be reviewed and evaluated in the United States by at least two regional specialists and considered by a selection committee likewise composed of regional specialists.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS: February 15, 2008

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The European Roma Information Office (ERIO) Voluntary work

The European Roma Information Office (ERIO) is an advocacy organisation which aims at defending and promoting the rights of Roma communities and contributing to eradicate the discrimination and social exclusion faced by Roma. ERIO lobbies with European institutions and national governments for the improvement of policies aiming at the social inclusion of Roma in the EU member states, candidate and potential candidate countries. ERIO coordinates a network of Roma organisations supporting them to improve their advocacy activities and to establish their demands before European and national decision makers.

The European Roma Information Office (ERIO) is looking for volunteers.

Responsibilities
• Carrying out research on EU and national politics with regard to Roma issues and in the fields of anti-discrimination and social inclusion
• Supporting the information programme
• Proof reading and editing texts
• Supporting the maintenance of the organisations database of ERIO
• Supporting the up-dating of ERIO´s website

Profile
• University degree
• Strong organisational and communication skills
• English native speaker or mother tongue level
• Computer skills

Unfortunately, ERIO can not pay volunteers, but we offer:
The possibility to gain knowledge on lobbying with European institutions on anti-discrimination and social inclusion issues; to work in an international environment; to participate in international events; to become familiar with the landscape of NGOs working in Brussels; to become familiar with EU politics and Roma issues; to gain knowledge on fundraising issues

Applications should be sent either by post or email to the following address:
ERIO
Avenue Edouard Lacomblé 17
1040 Brussels
Belgium
office@erionet.org

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JOB: Institute for Democracy and Mediations, Albania

The Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM), a think tank policy institute based in Tirana (Albania) has been recently granted an institutional support grant by the Open Society Institute (OSI, Hungary), under its Think Tank Fund - Core and Institutional Support to Policy Centers. The OSI's support aims at enhancing policy making processes and reform progress through developing, promoting and advocating for sound and visionary policy options in key areas such as: local governance and citizens' participation, security sector governance, EU integration and local ownership of reforms.

In the frames of this program, IDM is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for two senior researchers with a minimum of two years experience in the following fields:
European integration affairs, with special focus on EU's Justice,
Freedom and Security Area
Security sector governance issues
Governance and policy design

IDM will offer a renewable three-year contract that includes a competitive wage and benefits to the successful candidates.

Responsibilities:
Carry out research and write policy and academic papers on the target issues (see above);
Write project proposals, conduct fieldwork and write final reports on projects dealing with the above-mentioned issues;
Ad-hoc administrative and other duties as requested.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate must meet the following requirements:
A diploma from a Western university, preferably in one of the target fields covered by the institutional support grant. However, we encourage candidates that have completed their studies in other social sciences to apply as well; A Master's degree is preferred, but it is not a must. However, the quality of work that is expected from the candidate will be quite high and a Master's degree would be quite helpful in this regard; Experience with project proposals' writing and management is preferred but it is not a must. Successful candidates will be provided with adequate training on project management;
Excellent research and writing skills and excellent knowledge of English and Albanian. A good knowledge of another language is preferred.

N.B: IDM strongly encourages female candidates to apply.

Deadline for Applications is January 11, 2008 (Friday).

Please forward a resume, cover letter, and a small writing sample by e-mail to: Mr. Gjergji Vurmo Email: gevurmo@idmalbania.org; info@idmalbania.org

Gjergji Vurmo
Programme Director
Institute for Democracy and Mediation
Tel. +355 4 340484; Fax. +355 4 347700
Email: gevurmo@idmalbania.org
Website: www.idmalbania.org

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December 12, 2007

CFP: SEEU Review (Environment and Health)

Issue with emphasis on the environment
The call for papers for the SEEU review is now open until 15 January 2008. We encourage all those who are researching in the environment and health sphere from all aspects (law, administration, science, education etc). Authors are expected to read the attached guidelines before submitting an article. Authors who have submitted papers that have not been accepted for publication in previous issues are encouraged to submit their papers again using the new guidelines. In addition to submitting the article in English language, all authors must provide translation of the abstract in both Albanian and Macedonian languages.

Manuscript Submissions for SEEU Review
SEEU Review aims to provide an international forum for research, analysis, and debate from a broad range of fields, such as economics, law, public administration, education, language and linguistics, sociology and environmental health sciences. SEEU Review will accept the following types of articles for consideration: research, position papers, white papers, and reviews.

SEEU Review seeks to publish original work that demonstrates currency and relevance to the field of study. Submitted manuscripts must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere, and authors must assign copyright to South East European University if the manuscript is selected for publication.

All submissions will be requested via an open Call for Papers. The Call may be completely open or based on a specific theme, based on the decision of the Editor-In-Chief of the SEEU Review. To assure the highest standards for the publication, all manuscript submissions will be refereed through a peer review process. Additionally, all submissions will be subject to review for plagiarism. The preferred language for manuscripts is English, but submissions in Albanian and Macedonian may be considered under specific requests. Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor via review@seeu.edu.mk

Authors should submit their articles electronically to SEEU Review in Microsoft Word format, and all manuscripts must be spell-checked and proofread prior to submission. All submissions must follow APA (American Psychological Association) style for format and references (footnotes and end notes are not permitted). Manuscripts should not exceed 8,000 words, including the abstract (which should be 200 to 300 words), references, and other elements.

The entire manuscript, including the abstract, the reference list, and any tables, should be presented as A4 size paper with single-spaced typescript in 12-point Times New Roman. It should begin with a cover page, giving the title of the paper, the name(s) of the author(s), institutional affiliation(s) and correspondence address(es), e-mail address(es), a suggested shorter title for running heads, and three to five keywords. On the next page, put the article title and the abstract, then continue with the body of the article. All pages must be numbered.

Authors are discouraged from using figures. If there is sufficient cause to include figures, authors must submit original electronic copies in EPS, TIF, or high-resolution JPG format. If tables are included, they must be created in Word, not Excel.

Regards,
SEEU Review
Editorial Staff
Tel: +389 (0)44 356 119
Tel: +389 (0)44 356 130
e-mail: review@seeu.edu.mk

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CFP: Language Symposium: Reconciling Language Learning and Assessment, Chicago, IL, 04/25-26/2008

The Sandi Port Errant Language and Culture Learning Center at the University of Illinois-Chicago
together with
The Center for the Study of Languages at the University of Chicago
and
The Council on Language Instruction
The Multimedia Learning Center
The Searle Center for Teaching Excellence
at Northwestern University

invite you to participate in:

Language Symposium 2008
Reconciling Language Learning and Assessment
April 25-26, 2008
University of Illinois-Chicago

Join us on Friday evening for our opening keynote speaker:
Carol Chapelle, Iowa State University

On Saturday the Symposium will continue with presentations.
Topics may include:
- Assessing learners and programs, including curricula
- Classroom testing across skills and levels
- Types of assessment, including alternative assessments and self-assessment
- Assessment of language skills and cultural knowledge
- Heritage speakers - challenges and successes
- Scales, descriptors, and guidelines
- Testing instruments, including AP placement tests
- Online and multimedia resources
- Testing research and its application

Language instructors at all levels are invited to submit proposals; all languages are welcome.

Forms available at:
http://tigger.uic.edu/depts/lclc/Research/symposium08.shtml

Submission deadline: Friday, February 22, 2008

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CFP: Violence and the Contexts of Hostility, Budapest, 5-7.5.2008

7th Global Conference: Violence and the Contexts of Hostility
Monday 5th May - Wednesday 7th May 2008
Budapest, Hungary
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/ptb/hhv/vcce/vch7/cfp.html

This multi- and inter-disciplinary research and publications conference aims to identify and understand violence in contemporary life. The project will pay particular attention to the different contexts and places where violence develops, occurs and where its effects are felt; from the interpersonal to the international, from the empirical to the symbolic. Attention will also focus on uncovering the motives, dynamics and functions that violence has for individuals, groups, populations and societies, as well as for bonds and social relations in the private, institutional and public spheres of life. Exploring and understanding representations of violence in media, art and literature is a key part of the conference.

Violence has been part of societies and used as a political tool in multiple ways: to unite or divide, to produce fear and compliance, to incite or neutralize mobilization, to resist domination or to impose subordination. It has been touted as the only path for liberation or the inevitable road to annihilation and destruction, as a necessary means for transformation or as the ultimate form to avoid change and defend the status quo. And despite global, national and local efforts to minimize, reduce or eliminate it violence remains a horrifying feature of today's world and life.

Papers will also be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 18th January 2008. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 18th April 2008.

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Scholarships for Peacekeeping and International Conflict Resolution Course, Ankara, Turkey, 4/2008

EAST WEST STUDIES INSTITUTE-EWS, Ankara, Turkey (www.eastweststudies.org),
Together with the ITALIAN CENTER FOR TURKISH STUDIES-ICTS, Milan, Italy,
In collaboration with UNITARPOCI, The United Nations Institute for Training and Research Programme of Correspondence in Peacekeeping Operations, (www.unitarpoci.org)

Are proud to offer two scholarships (the scholarships will cover only the tuition fee of the course) to attend the Short Course on PEACEKEEPING and INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION, In English, April 26 - 27, 2008, Ankara, Turkey, http://www.unitarpoci.org/classroom_course_detail.php?cid=687

This short course is organized in three meetings and designed to offer to the students a basic understanding of the field of Conflict Resolution and its application to peacekeeping intervention in contemporary international conflicts. The lectures will cover the following topics: The nature of conflict; Key concepts of conflict resolutions; Contemporary conflict dynamics; Conflict mapping; Early warnings and conflict prevention; Peacekeeping and conflict resolution in war zones; Peace settlements and post-conflict peace building; The role of culture in conflict resolution; Gender issue.

Earning a Certificate of Completion from United Nations Institute for Training and Research: By the end of the course, and upon the payment of the fee, students, who have achieved a passing grade of 75% or higher in the “UN Peacekeeping and International Conflict Resolution Final Exam” are awarded the Certificate-of-Completion from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, Programme of Correspondence, Instruction in Peacekeeping Operations, www.unitarpoci.org. College and ACCP Credits: The U.S. Army Institute for Professional Development (AIPD) has reviewed UNITAR POCI Courses and determined they merit Army Correspondence Course Program (ACCP) credits. US personnel who complete UNITAR POCI courses may have these ACCP credits recorded in their US Army personnel records. UNITAR POCI Peacekeeping and International Conflict Resolution Course provide 22 ACCP credits. Transfer Credit: The “American Military University-Transfer Credit Evaluation Center” recognises the UNITARPOCI Certificates for their undergraduate degree programs:http://www.apus.edu/TransferCredit/accepted/Undergraduate/mou/unitar-poci
Lecturer: Dr. Giovanni Ercolani, UNITARPOCI Research Associate, ICTS Security Adviser, Lecturer at Durham University and Nottingham Trent University.

THE SCHOLARSHIPS WILL COVER ONLY THE TUITION FEE OF THE COURSE

Eligibility:
• Turkish nationality
• IR undergraduate student
• Knowledge of Italian language
• Age max 24 years old
• Excellent CV

DEADLINE: Apr 6, 2008
Contact: account@eastweststudies.org

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PRIZE: Biennial Kulczycki Prize in Polish Studies

The Polish Studies Association seeks nominations for its Biennial Kulczycki Prize in Polish Studies. The prize is intended to recognize outstanding scholarship in a book on Poland or the Poles, in the humanities or the social sciences. Additionally, the author must be in the early stages of her or his career and this must be his or her first authored book. The closing date for nominations is June 15, 2008. Nominations are limited to works in English published in the two years prior to the closing date (June 15, 2006 to June 15, 2008). The prize, in the amount of $500, will be awarded at the PSA's Business Meeting during the Annual Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies in Philadelphia in November, 2008.

A letter of nomination (from the author or from the press), the curriculum vitae of the author, and three copies of the work nominated should be sent to the Chair of the Prize Committee.

Chair: John Connelly
Department of History
Universty of California, Berkeley
3228 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2550
jfconnel@berkeley.edu

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CFP: Nationalism and Communism, 04/25/2008, Amsterdam

Workshop 'Nationalism and Communism'
Eastern European History and Eastern European Studies,
University of Amsterdam, 25 April 2008

After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 nationalism suddenly resurfaced in Eastern Europe, or so the common wisdom goes. This implies communism and nationalism have little to do with each other. In reality, the communist regimes of Europe all flew the national flag in order to gain popular legitimacy. After 1948, the People’s Republics of Central and Eastern Europe constructed the state ideology of ‘Socialist Patriotism’, a conscious blend of national and socialist imagery. Parties presented themselves as heirs to national traditions, and as guardians of national interests. They appropriated national symbols and heroes, and pursued ‘national’ policies whenever possible. This was not just the case in Europe. From Cuba to Korea, communist parties and states presented themselves as patriots. A national communist self-image was not the exception, but the rule. It is surprising that the communist “invention of tradition” and the socialist “imagined community” have been studied relatively little. Though there is an extensive body of literature on the relationship between communism and nationalism, the national element in communist ideology has on the whole remained from view. This has changed in recent years. Independent of one another, several excellent studies have been published on attempts by communists in individual countries to gain national legitimacy. This informal workshop aims to be a first step towards a more comprehensive view. Students of nationalism, historians of communism, specialists on Cold War history, as well as country or regional experts, are invited to give their opinion.

Presenters of papers are welcome to concentrate on an individual state, party, national symbol or policy, but are asked to place these in a broader context. To what extent does ‘Socialist Patriotism’ fit into existing theories of nationalism? Could communists actually be called ‘nationalistic’ or even ‘nationalists’? Was the communist use of national propaganda instrumental and exploitative, or was it founded on progressive traditions of nationalism? How were national credentials of local parties squared with proletarian internationalism and the alliance with other communist countries? To what extent did communist parties construct ethnic “ enemies of the people”? In what way did anti-Semitism influence the national credentials of communist parties? Was communist national propaganda ultimately successful? These and other questions will be central to the discussions at the meeting. A practical goal is take first steps towards the organization of a larger workshop on this topic in 2009. This is to culminate in an edited volume on nationalism and communism.

Please send proposals for papers (max 400 words) to dr. Martin Mevius before 15 February 2008 (m.mevius@uva.nl , Eastern European History and Eastern European Studies, Postbus 134, 1012 VB Amsterdam, tel +31205252269, Fax: +31 20 5252086).

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JOB: Executive Director, Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia

The Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA) mobilizes public and private resources to help citizens participate in building their future by strengthening their communities and improving their civic and economic wellbeing. More information can be found at www.efcentralasia.org

The Executive Director will be the foundation's senior representative in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, overseeing a dynamic development program. He or she reports to EFCA's President.

He or she will:
- Develop programs based on the two countries' needs and funding opportunities and consistent with EFCA's mission
- Exercise financial and human resources management over three offices in the two respective countries, one of which administers programs in Ferghana valley.
- Serve as the foundation's spokesperson in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

The successful candidate will have
- Substantial management experience of international projects
- A strong understanding of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan's development needs, and the ability to design and identify projects to address them
- Fluency in Russian and English; Tajik and Kyrgyz desired

Citizens of Central Asian countries and abroad will be considered.

Candidates should send a resume and a cover letter which demonstrate that they have the proper background for this position to resume@efcentralasia.org, by December 14, 2007. Refer to "Executive Director."

Posted by:
Jeff Erlich
President
Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia
7-727-250-1810, ext. 111
cell: 7-701-760-9267
skype: jeff_erlich
www.efcentralasia.org

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CFP: “Memory as Medium: Experience, Exchange, Representation,” 03/13-14/2008, Carleton University

Memory as Medium: Experience, Exchange, Representation
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
March 13 & 14, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marita Sturken (NYU Steinhardt)
Call for Papers Deadline: 2008-01-15

We invite both graduate students and faculty members to submit papers which explore the relationship between memory and culture. The goal of this conference is to question the paradigms and practices associated with the study of memory. Our exploration is guided by, but not limited to the following questions: What does it mean to remember and/or to forget? What is the relationship between personal and collective memory? How do we remember as a culture? In what way(s) is memory a political concept? How does memory allow us to examine issues of exclusion and inclusion? Why it is important to study memory?

We invite papers from a broad range of interdisciplinary perspectives to explore and contest the following themes:
Collective remembrance
Memory and media: preservation and recirculation
Citizenship, nationality, globalization
Questions of identity and resistance
The role of the senses in collecting and constructing memories
Artistic and/or technological practices of making, capturing and preserving memories
Facing the ghosts of the past: the memory of traumatic events
Inventions of colonialism and decolonization
Representations of history through nostalgia and kitsch

Please also inform us of any audio-visual requirements you will have. Please attach a short bio (approx. 100 words) including the following: name, title of your presentation, name of your department and institution, research interests and contact information. Abstracts will be reviewed by a committee comprised of faculty and graduate students.

CGC Conference Co-Chairs:
Irina Mihalache & Emily Truman
School of Journalism and Communication
Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON Canada K1S 5B6

CFP Posted by:
Emily Truman
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
Canada
Email: ejtruman@connect.carleton.ca
Visit the website at http://www.cgcannualconference.ca

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CFP: “Information Technologies in Russian Culture,” 08/27-29/2008, Cambridge

University of Cambridge Department of Slavonic Studies
The Fourth Fitzwilliam Colloquium on Russian History and Culture 27-29 August 2008

"Media in Flux: Information Technologies in Russian Culture"


Building on the success of the last Fitzwilliam Conference (“Crossing Borders: Translations and Transpositions in Russian Culture”), which was devoted to the interrelationships and interpenetrations of cultural genres and forms, the 2008 conference will consider the interplay of cultural technologies, especially in periods of innovation and change. What have been the cultural implications of technological change? How has the broader ‘ecology’ of culture been affected by the introduction and development of e.g. writing, printing and other modes of duplication, electronic storage and transmission, technologies for the storage and projection of images, etc. etc.? To what extent are existing cultural technologies supplanted, restricted, or modified, but the appearance of new technologies? How have notionally competing technologies adapted to one another (e.g. film-television-video-digital recording; live performance-sound recording; letter-writing-email-texting; painting-printed illustration; hand-copying-typewriting-printing and other forms of duplication; telephones-internet chatrooms, etc. etc.). We are interested in assembling panels relating to a broad range cultural media, and touching on all periods of Russian cultural history.

Please send suggested titles of papers, together with a brief description (not more than 100 words) to: Professor Simon Franklin at slavon@hermes.cam.ac.uk, by 15 January 2008.

CFP Posted by:
Simon Franklin, University of Cambridge,
Department of Slavonic Studies,
Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA, United Kingdom
+44 [0]1223 335007
Email: slavon@hermes.cam.ac.uk
Visit the website at http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/slavonic/news/

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CFP: “Beyond camps and forced labor: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution,” 01/07-09/2009, London

Beyond camps and forced labor: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution
Third international multidisciplinary conference
Imperial War Museum, London,
7-9 January 2009
Call for Papers Date: 2008-02-28


This conference is planned as a follow-up to the two successful conferences, which took place at the Imperial War Museum in London in 2003 and 2006. It will continue to build on areas previously investigated, and also open up new fields of academic enquiry.

The aim is to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines who are engaged in research on all groups of survivors of Nazi persecution. These will include - but are not limited to - Jews, Gypsies and Slavonic people, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, Soviet prisoners of war, political dissidents, members of underground movements, the disabled, the so-called ‘racially impure’, and forced labourers. For the purpose of the conference, a ‘survivor’ is defined as anyone who suffered any form of persecution by the Nazis or their allies as a result of the Nazis’ racial, political, ideological or ethnic policies from 1933 to 1945, and who survived the Second World War.

The organisers welcome proposals, which focus on topics and themes of the ‘life after’, ranging from the experience of liberation to the trans-generational impact of persecution, individual and collective memory and consciousness, and questions of theory and methodology. We are also interested in comparative papers that discuss the experience of victims of forced population transfers during the war and in the immediate post-war years, including the historiographical development from polemical and memoirist approaches to empirical, analytical, and critical studies.

Specific conference themes anticipated are:
• DPs in post-war Europe
• Reception and resettlement
• Survivors in Eastern Europe
• Exiles, émigrés and refugees in the reconstruction process
• Rescuers and liberators
• Child survivors
• Women survivors and gender issues
• Trials and justice
• Testimony and memory
• Film and photography
• Psychological approaches: trauma, amnesia, intergenerational transmission
• Educational issues
• Remembrance and memorials
• Museums and archives

The Advisory Board consists of: Dan Bar-On (Ben Gurion University of the Negev), Wolfgang Benz (Technical University Berlin), Gerhard Botz (University of Vienna), Helga Embacher (University of Salzburg), Evelyn Friedlander (Hidden Legacy Foundation, London), Atina Grossmann (Cooper Union, New York), Wolfgang Jacobmeyer (University of Münster), Yosefa Loshitzky (University of East London), Hanna Ulatowska (University of Texas at Dallas), Inge Weber-Newth (London Metropolitan University).

Please send an abstract of 200-250 words together with biographical background of about 50 words by 28 February 2008 to: Johannes-Dieter Steinert, email: J.D.Steinert@wlv.ac.uk

All proposals are subject to a review process.

Fees: No more than GBP135 for speakers. The fee includes admission to all panels and evening events, lunches, coffees and teas. Further information and registration details will be made available in 2008.

It is intended to publish the conference proceedings. The proceedings of the first conference have been published by Secolo Verlag, Osnabrück (ISBN 3-929979-73-x). The proceedings of the second conference are in press by Secolo Verlag as well. For further information please contact www.secolo-verlag.de or u.kuhlmann@agentur-sec.de.

The conference is being organised by:
Suzanne Bardgett, Imperial War Museum, London
David Cesarani, Royal Holloway, University of London
Jessica Reinisch, Birkbeck College London
Johannes-Dieter Steinert, University of Wolverhampton

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CFP: “Beyond Imagined Uniqueness: Nationalisms in Comparative Perspective,” 05/19-21/2008, Warsaw

Beyond Imagined Uniqueness: Nationalisms in Comparative Perspective
An International Conference Organized by American Studies Center,
University of Warsaw
May 19-21, 2008
Call for Papers Date: 2008-02-29


The aim of the conference is to provide a space for an interdisciplinary and international conversation about nationalism. Theoretical perspectives, as well as case studies from various locations and fields – including sociology, politics, media studies, literature, and the arts – are welcome. We invite original papers concerning both the history of nationalism(s) and its various present manifestations. Comparative perspectives are encouraged.

Examples of themes include:
Theories of nationalism and ethnicity
Religious contexts of nationalism
Hybrid identities
Colonialism and postcolonialism
Gender, sexuality and the nation
Collective memory and the politics of history
The idea of the chosen nation
Nationalism and civil religion
Nationalisms after 1989
Nationalisms and the European Union
Anti-Americanism and European identity
Minority rights in multi-cultural contexts
The visual culture of nationalism
Nationalism in an age of globalization
Transnationalism and nationalism

Presentations should be limited to 15 – 20 minutes to allow time for discussion.

Deadline for submission of abstracts (up to 500 words): February 29, 2008. Proposals will be considered as they arrive with final notification of acceptance by 15 March. Proposals should be sent to William R. Glass, conference coordinator, at nationalisms.conference@gmail.com

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CFP: The Baltic States under Stalinist Rule, 10/18-19/2008, Estonia

The Baltic States under Stalinist Rule
International Workshop
Tartu, Estonia
18 - 19 October 2008
Call for Papers Date: 2008-05-01


The independent Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were occupied and annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940. The scope of the seminar will encompass both the Sovietization begun in 1940, following the occupation and annexation of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, and the post-Second World War period to the mid-1950’s. The aim of the workshop is to bring together scholars from the Baltic States and elsewhere to discuss different aspects of Stalinist rule in the three countries.

Fields to be covered might be:
• Politics
• Repression
• Forms of Resistance
• Deportation and Population Resettlement
• Stalinist Nationalities’ Policy
• Culture
• Education
• Everyday-Life
• Social Change
• Economics
• Remembering the Stalinist Era

A preliminary version of the paper should be distributed to all participants in advance. During the workshop the major themes of the paper should be presented in 20 minutes. Time will be left for extensive discussion. It is the intent of the organizers of the workshop to publish the final versions of the papers afterwards. The working languages of the workshop will be English and Russian. The workshop will be held at the University of Tartu in Tartu, Estonia. The organizers offer board and accommodation and cover part of the travel expenses.

The workshop is organized by the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS), the Nordost-Institut in Lüneburg, Germany, and the University of Tartu, Estonia. Please send your proposal for a paper (250-300 words) and a short CV no later than 1 May 2008, by e-mail, to Dr. Olaf Mertelsmann (omertelsmann@yahoo.co.uk).

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CFP: “From Samizdat to Blogging Workshop,” 02/20-21/2008, Budapest

From Samizdat to Blogging: Globalization and New Forms of Political Expression

International Workshop organized by the International Samizdat [Research] Association in cooperation with OSA Archivum, CEU Department of Political Science, CEU Curriculum Research Center and the Alternative Culture Beyond Borders Project, to be held in Budapest, Hungary 20-21 February 2008 (venue TBA).

Deadline for submissions: 7 January 2008

This workshop aims to explore the changes in oppositional or alternative political expression that have followed in the wake of the end of the Cold War.

The particular focus will be on the changes that have come about as a result of the revolution in communications technologies, which has brought about new forms and modes of alternative expression, but also new challenges to alternative politics. We will be considering the role played by the alternative press, gay and ethnic minority media, community radio, citizens' political mobilization in e-mail and SMS, blogging, and Indymedia.

Possible questions to be addressed:

- There are still authoritarian regimes which try to suppress freedom of information and expression. What are the means used today to bypass various forms of control? We might examine the use of both broadcast media and news-based websites in Belarus, Ukraine, and the former Yugoslavia, or the use of blogs as a means of personal expression in Iran or Russia.
- Media in many parts of the world are also under growing restriction not so much from the state, but rather from political parties (populism) and pressure groups, and from market forces (concentration). Where can we see instances of alternative political expression that work around these extra-governmental concerns? Are these the same or different techniques used by those directly opposing government authority?
- The study of samizdat often ignored those forms of samizdat that did not contribute to the cause of developing civil society along the democratic model endorsed by leading dissidents. Instances of ultra-conservative, nationalist, and anti-semitic samizdat in Russia, for example, remain underrepresented and under-explored in the critical literature about samizdat. How can we avoid making this same mistake when transferring the discussion to today's media environment?
- The new media offer a powerful instrument against the pressures listed above. At the same time they are themselves subject to control, regulation and commercialization. How, for example, can we better understand the combination of governmental, commercial, and cultural restrictions that regulate political expression on the internet in China?

Organizers: Jessie Labov (US), Barbara Falk (Canada), Olga Zaslavskaya (Hungary)

Participants are encouraged as well to bring their own case studies and questions to the workshop, as it will ideally be shaped as much by their specific interests as the issues outlined above.

The workshop is recommended to junior faculty with research and teaching interests in communications studies, cultural studies, media and multimedia studies, art theory and history, sociology, political science and other areas of study dealing with contemporary forms of political expression.

The workshop will be organized in the framework of the CEU CRC session. Participants from the CRC target region can apply for fellowships at www.ceu.hu/crc by 7 January 2008.

Contact:
Please submit a one-page statement describing your research interests in this area and a C.V. to:
samizdatworkshop2008@alternativeculture.org

for questions:
Jessie Labov jlabov@stanford.edu
Olga Zaslavskaya zaslavsk@ceu.hu

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JOB: Research Associate Position at GPPI (Berlin)

The Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) is looking to further strengthen its Berlin office team, offering a Research Associate position. Starting date: January 2008.

The Research Associate will contribute to the institute's research programs on humanitarian action and international development. Specifically, the candidate will play a key role in implementing GPPi's new research and dialogue program, entitled "Raising the bar" (funded by the European Commission). The project pursues an interdisciplinary research approach combined with a significant international dialogue component designed to enhance cooperation and coherence in humanitarian assistance across key players in the US, the EU and the multilateral arena. GPPi is implementing this 18-month project in collaboration with a group of international partner institutions.

Required skills:
- Outstanding academic background in the social sciences and strong analytical skills (minimum: M.A. or equivalent)
- Strong background knowledge on and/or practical experience with the international humanitarian action arena, i.e. in-depth familiarity with key topics and institutions
- At least 2 years of work experience, preferably some project management experience. Experience in managing EU projects not a must but considered a plus
- excellent English-language speaking and writing skills (English native speakers are strongly encouraged to apply)

The candidate must be self-driven and able to work independently. Command of German is an asset but not a must. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential and willingness to "grow with the job" and contribute to GPPi's evolving research and consulting work on effective and accountable governance.

GPPi offers: A dynamic work environment in the center of Germany's capital. A young and international team working in a strong global network. The opportunity to gain first-hand experience and develop skills in policy research and consulting.

The research associate will be based in GPPi's Berlin office. Remuneration based on the qualification of the applicant.

To apply, please send your CV and a brief letter of interest to Jan Martin Witte at jmwitte@gppi.net. No paper applications please. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted with a request for writing samples. For further information on the institute, please consult our website at www.gppi.net. No phone inquiries please. Closing date: 15 December 2007. Early applications are encouraged.

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CFP: Global Religion, SSSR 2008, 10/17-19/2008, KY

Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting
October 17-19, 2008
Seelbach Hilton Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky

Global Religion: Boon, Nightmare, or Passing Phenomenon?

More than ever religion is in the headlines, not only in the United States but across the world. The impact of religion is beyond dispute, for some it is a sign of a coming millennium, for others a nightmare of the highest order, and for some a phenomenon that will pass quickly. No matter the point of view, religion is a global phenomenon with multiple strands that weave their way across the globe. The question is: What is the state of religion in global affairs? To what extent is a cause for unity and peace, for conflict and war, or simply a wispy abstraction that will soon pass?

Proposals for session and papers on any topic related to the social scientific study of religion are welcome, but please give consideration to these topics:
Globalization and its impact on religion
Religion as a threat to human security
Religion as a boon to human rights and conflict resolution
Religion as a cultural virus that is socially mal-adaptive
Religion and its place in civilization clashes
Religion and the rise of militant atheism
The impact of evangelical mission on world politics
Islam and its relation to politics
Religion and politics in Europe, Asia, and Latin America
The impact of war on American religion
Religious violence and religious peacemaking

Proposals for papers should be in the form of concise abstracts of 150 words or less, clearly stating research question(s), chosen methodology, and preliminary findings (where applicable). Immediately before the abstract include the title of your presentation, your name, your institutional affiliation, and your e-mail address.

Please send your proposal via e-mail to:
James K. Wellman, Jr. jwellman@washington.edu

Deadlines:
Session Proposals January 15, 2008
Paper Proposals March 15, 2008
Completed Papers September 30, 2008

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Announcement: History of the Vistula

For a current research project on the history of the Vistula, I am seeking scholars who are specialized in the environmental history of Poland.

PD Dr. Eva-Maria Stolberg
Historical Institute
University of Duisburg-Essen
45117 Essen - Germany
email: EvaMaria.Stolberg@t-online.de

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CFP: “Cold War as the Periphery: New Perspectives on Global Change in the 1960s and 1970s,” April 18-19, 2008, Columbus, Ohio

Cold War as the Periphery: New Perspectives on Global Change in the 1960s and 1970s
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
The Mershon Center for International Security Studies.
April 18-19, 2008
Deadline: January 7, 2008.

In his 1972 essay, The Diffusion of Power, Walt Rostow noted the shift in power in the world community away from Washington and Moscow. Particularly concerned with the developing world, he asked a question that has yet to be fully answered: “Are men capable of organizing this fragile global community of diffusing power in reasonably stable and peaceful ways, or will the diffusion of power lead to more violence and disorder than we already know?”

This conference will explore how this “diffusion of power” transformed global politics in the 1960s and beyond. Bringing together graduate students and junior faculty, it will examine the connections between three broad conceptual questions. First, how did the political and material terrain of the pan-European world change during this period? Second, how did actors inside and outside government bureaucracies interpret and value these changes? Third, how did geopolitical “flashpoints” in the global South rally, reflect, and reconstitute understandings of global power after 1960? Taken together, these points aim to explore the assumptions underlying Rostow’s query, as well as investigate the paradoxes of change in the postcolonial era. Space no doubt emerged for the articulation of alternative visions of world order – visions often rooted in themes of racial justice, national sovereignty, and human rights – but questions remain over the depth, nature, and permanence of these transformations.

Precedence will be placed on papers that offer fresh insight into one or more of these issues, accommodate multiple perspectives, and utilize multi-archival sources. It is hoped that participants will engage some of the scholarly debates now reshaping foreign relations or “international” historiography. In particular, value will be given to papers that consider the ties between new work on empire, postcolonial thought, and Cold War history. The organizers welcome contributions from multiple disciplines, and hope to facilitate fruitful conversations between practitioners of political, social, economic, intellectual, and cultural history.

Proposals should include a 250-word abstract of the paper and submitted to Ursula Gurney at gurney.13@osu.edu. Electronic submissions are preferred, and attachments should be in MS Word format. Those who prefer a hard-copy submission should send abstract to Ursula Gurney at 106 Dulles Hall, 230 West 17th Ave, Columbus, Ohio, 43212. Proposals must be received by 7 January 2008.

Participants will receive reimbursement for their transportation on the basis of economy fare, meals, as well as accommodation during their stay in Columbus for two nights.

Organizing Committee:
Paul Chamberlin, PhD. Candidate, chamberlin.33@osu.edu
Ursula Gurney, PhD. Candidate, gurney.13@osu.edu
Ryan Irwin, PhD. Candidate, Irwin.126@osu.edu
Robert McMahon, Ralph D. Mershon Professor of History, mcmahon.121@osu.edu

The Ohio State University
106 Dulles Hall
230 West 17th Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43212
614-292-1882
http://mershoncenter.osu.edu/

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December 10, 2007

PhD Program of the European University Institute in Florence

Note: Successful candidates are offered funding for up to four years

The Department of Social and Political Sciences of the European University Institute invites applications for its PhD Program. The Department specializes in comparative politics, comparative sociology, international relations, political behavior and social and political theory, and was recently listed as the top-ranking political science department in Europe. The department has good working relations in teaching and research with the departments of Law, History and Economics and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, and is at the centre of extensive international networks. It hosts a number of large, collaborative projects financed by the European Commission Framework programs or other external sources. The main working language is English, although theses can be written in the other principal languages of the European Union. The European University Institute is one of the world´s leading academic institutions for postgraduate study in the political and social sciences. Located in the hills overlooking Florence, it is distinguished by its unique international nature and strong European focus.

It was founded in 1972 by the European Community Member States to provide advanced academic training to PhD students and to promote research at the highest level. The department currently has fifteen full-time professors, from all parts of Europe, whose interests range across a number of themes.

PhD Research and Training
The department´s four-year doctoral program puts a strong emphasis on the theoretical and methodological tools required for PhD research. In the first year there is a common core course on approaches and methods in the social sciences. Additional courses in both quantitative and qualitative methods are also available. A wide range of seminars and workshops is offered in substantial fields, many of them linked to the current research interests in the department, while others are interdisciplinary and offered jointly with other departments in the Institute. Further intensive courses and workshops are offered as needed and funding is available for the summer schools run by the ECPR and other organizations. Colloquia organized by professors with their supervisees provide spaces for discussion of research design and problems. Funding is available from the department for PhD researchers to undertake trips for field work or archival research.

The department hosts some twenty or more visiting and postdoctoral scholars each year, whose work is linked to that of the professors. They are available for consultation by doctoral researchers, and normally present guest seminars based on their current research. The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies is a research centre within the EUI, and professors and students in the SPS department are fully involved in its program of seminars and workshops

Scholarships
Each year up to 40 citizens of EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland, as well as a small number from elsewhere, are admitted to the PhD program and funded for four years (subject to satisfactory progress). The basic monthly stipend is around EUR1100, depending on the country. Some scholarships are available to citizens of non-EU states, under the Central and Eastern Europe, South-East Europe, Mediterranean and Latin American programs. The basic entry requirements are a Masters´ degree in a relevant subject and language skills appropriate to the proposed program of study. The closing date for applications for the coming academic year is 31 January 2008.

Faculty
Rainer Bauböck (Vienna University);
László Bruszt (Central European University, Budapest);
Christine Chwaszcza (Universität Kiel);
Donatella Della Porta (Università degli Studi di Firenze);
Jaap Dronkers (Universiteit van Amsterdam);
Mark Franklin (Trinity College, Connecticut);
Adrienne Héritier (Max Plance Institute, Bonn);
Michael Keating (University of Aberdeen);
Martin Kohli (Freie Universität Berlin);
Friedrich Kratochwil (Universität München);
Peter Mair (Universiteit Leiden);
Rikard Stankiewicz (Lunds Universitet – until 2008);
Sven Steinmo (University of Colorado);
Alexander Trechsel (Université de Genève);
Pascal Vennesson (Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II)

For more detailed information about the European University Institute and about the Department of Political and Social Sciences, go www.eui.eu

Inquiries about administrative and procedural matters may be addressed to Ms. Marie-Ange Catotti, the Department´s Administrative Assistant (marie.catotti@eui.eu). Questions about the teaching programme may be addressed to any member of the faculty, and in particular to Professor Peter Mair, head of department (Peter.Mair@eui.eu), Professor Martin Kohli, admissions co-ordinator (Martin.Kohli@eui.eu), or Professor Laszlo Bruszt, director of studies (Laszlo.Bruszt@eui.eu).

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International course, Inter University Centre Dubrovnik, Croatia. April 14-18 2008

Challenges of a new Europe: In between local freeze and global dynamics

Inclusion and Exclusion in Contemporary European Societies Edition 2008

Brief description of the course
Europe is facing a number of challenges. How can the rights of minorities be safeguarded through political institutions?; in what ways do social and economic differences within Europe pose a threat to the enlarged EU and to the relations between the EU and its neighbours?; is cultural diversity within Europe an asset or does it block further cooperation?; can Europe afford its ambitious ideals for economic and social development?; what kind of global player should Europe become?; and what national or supranational policies are needed to deal with the forms of inclusion and exclusion which are connected with these challenges?

This course deals with the challenges of a new Europe and focuses on the emerging choices which will have to be made to cope with both the social problems we face and the ambitions we cherish. The world outside Europe is looking at European unification with great interest, enthusiasm, admiration, curiosity and even jealousy, whereas the European countries and peoples themselves seem to have a much more skeptical and sometimes even negative view on this process.

In his latest book 'the European Dream' the American futurist Jeremy Rifkin even states that nowadays Europe - more than the United States of America - offers a hopeful perspective for the future of humankind. The time of the American Dream as an inspiring vision for so many people in the world is over and has been replaced by the newly emerging European Dream, he argues.

This course deals with this emerging European experiment, which in many ways is unique and incomparable with anything in history before. It is an open-ended process the outcome of which cannot be foreseen in advance or, in other words, it is a process we are working on together. In this course we shall stress that we are not only observers of this Europeanization process, but also, and perhaps even more so, active participants in it.

This course is the sixth edition of a bi annual series of courses of which Inclusion and Exclusion in Contemporary European Societies is the central theme. In 1998 the emphasis was on the exploration of the concept In- and Exclusion. In 2000 there was an accent on empirical data. The edition of 2002 paid extra attention to Inclusion and Exclusion in terms of (policy and governmental and non-governmental) intervention. In 2004 the course focussed on the EU-enlargement and the future of 'civil society' and 'governance' and in 2006 we were looking at the dilemmas in dealing with diversity and the directions that are open for action.

This year our main focus is on some of the dichotomies which come to mind when looking at the strategies available to deal with concrete problems in the wider European space and in relation to the position of Europe in the world, namely:
- Parochial Europe versus Cosmopolitan Europe
- Provincial Europe versus Europe as a Global Player
- Frozen Europe versus Dynamic Europe
- Stagnating Europe versus Innovative Europe

During the course, in plenary presentations and in interactive workshops, we will discuss Europe as an idea and will look at the challenges contemporary Europe is facing. We will explore the conditions for innovation and the conditions under which Europe and the EU can develop, as well as new forms of European Governance and strategies to support European citizens to cope with Europe.

Working methods
In this course we try to bring together students that are likely to have a future career within or connected with the public domain (and lecturers and researchers) from the so called 'old EU'; new and candidate member states of the EU; and from the so called new neighbours. The aim is to share and to discuss our knowledge and perspectives on the challenges of Europe. The intensive international part of the course in Dubrovnik includes different longer and shorter plenary presentations by resource persons from different countries, workshop sessions with presentations by participants, forum debates, simulation games, future creating workshops, and so on. As lecturers and participants stay in the same hotel, discussions will be extended during evening hours within an informal setting.

Participants
The course is open to Masters and Ph D students and, in some circumstances, final year undergraduates. In general the course is aiming at students of disciplines that are dealing with issues related to the public domain (social sciences including e.g. sociology, political science, public administration and policy sciences, anthropology, European Studies, law, economics, organizational sciences). The course is selective. The selection will be made by the course directors and/or the participating institutes.

Assignments
Participants are expected to give a workshop presentation and to prepare a paper on research related to the central theme of the course. During the months preceding the course there will be assistance through information on the website and by e-mail. The final papers will be published on the website after the course. Furthermore the participants are expected to write a short summary of their own presentation and a short report on one of the other presentations. The summaries will be part of the hard copy and the e-version of the final report of the course. Requirements can be found on the website www.inclusionexclusion.nl. (The updated version will be available January 2008).

Information
For information on the programme, costs, grants and the application procedure Dubrovnik 2008, contact Dr. Wieger Bakker (course co-director). Reports from earlier editions (1998, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006) are available.

Dr. Wieger Bakker
Utrecht School of Governance
Bijlhouwerstraat 6
3511 ZC Utrecht (the Netherlands)
tel: 030-25381010
e-mail: W.E.Bakker@uu.nl.

Students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and the province of Kosovo should contact:
Dr Paul Stubbs
The Institute of Economics
Trg JF Kennedya 7
Pp 147
HR-10000 Zagreb
Croatia
Tel: +385 1 23 62 239
Email: pstubbs@eizg.hr

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MASTERCLASS: Corpus Methods in Linguistics and Language Pedagogy at University of Chicago

Using corpus data in linguistic research and preparation of language pedagogical materials at the University of Chicago

Wednesday-Sunday, March 26-30, 2008

The Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning (CLTL)
And The Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (SCLA)
In association with:
The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS),
The Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES),
The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS),
The Center for the Study of Languages (CSL),
The Computation Institute (CI),
The Division of the Humanities (Humanities Computing),
and The South Asian Language Resource Center (SALRC) at the University of Chicago

present a conference and masterclass in

CORPUS METHODS IN LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY (CMLLP-2008)

Wednesday-Sunday, March 26-30, 2008, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois USA

Website: http://languages.uchicago.edu/corpuslinguistics

Application/Registration Deadline: January 21, 2008

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CFP: Glocal2.0; Blogging: Evolution Treated as Revolution, Skopje, 8-10.5.2008

Glocal 2.0
Blogging: Evolution Treated as Revolution
May 8-10, 2008
New York University Skopje
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
http://glocalconference.wordpress.com/

The majority of the content daily published on the world wide web is user generated, most of it posted on blogs or other social media platforms. The exact number of blogs is impossible to state at any given point due to the highly decentralised and dynamic character of the blogosphere. The evolution of the Internet is driven by that dynamic and decentralised nature of this new rhetorical opportunity that is becoming more available and easier to use. There is a growing need for sophisticated discussion of social media including blogs, blogging, blogosphere and social software in general.

The International Conference Glocal 2.0: Blogging: Evolution treated as Revolution invites researchers and practitioners (bloggers) for a discussion and analysis, as well as for sharing thoughts and experiences on the emerging networked society we live in.

We invite you to submit a paper proposal in the proposed areas of interest:
1. Blogging and Journalism
2. The information flow within the blogosphere
3. Topical clusters in the blogosphere
a. Topical blogs – sports, culinary, politics, etc.
b. PR blogs and blogs in education
4. Citizen journalism in the (g)local framework
5. Forms and consequences of emerging social software practices
6. The political impact of social software
7. Blogosphere vs. Mediasphere
8. Semantic Web (knowledge management, crowdsourcing)
9. Blogs and public opinion
10. Workshop(s) – Step by step blogging

Important dates
• Abstract submission: December 23, 2007
• Abstract acceptance: January 20, 2008
• Paper submission: April 15, 2008
• Conference: May 8-10, 2008

Submission
Please submit your paper proposals (abstracts, 200-300 words) and a short CV through e-mail on glocal2.0@nyus.edu.mk

Working language(s): Conference – English, Workshop(s)- English and Macedonian

All inquires to: Jana Ivanovska, MA
glocal2.0@nyus.edu.mk
Tel.: ++389 2 20 34 600 Fax: ++389 2 20 34 630
New York University Skopje, Faculty of Communication and Media
Studies, Saraj bb., 1066 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

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JOB: CEE Bankwatch Network Executive Director

CEE Bankwatch Network, an international environmental organisation with member groups across Central and Eastern Europe that monitors international development finance and is a member of the "Green 10", is seeking a new Executive Director.

If you have strong environmental commitment, are a proven manager, a team player with excellent oral and written communication skills, capable of successfully representing the network in a variety of arenas, and have good fundraising experience, CEE Bankwatch Network offers the opportunity to develop your abilities and knowledge in a dynamic, challenging role in one of the most successful international environmental NGOs in Central and Eastern Europe.

We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities and/or from racial minorities. Preference will be given to candidates that are citizens of one of the central and eastern European countries where the network operates, and where the Executive Director will be based.

Should you require further information about the position, please email: jobs at bankwatch.org.

Please send your full CV, including two references and your current salary, with a motivation letter in English, to jobs at bankwatch.org by December 31 2007. Interviews will be held in January. No agencies.

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Kule Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Peter and Doris Kule Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore invites applications for the Kule Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Ukrainian Folklore Program is in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta.

The University of Alberta is the most active centre for Ukrainian studies in North America. The Ukrainian Folklore program at the University is the largest of its kind outside Ukraine. The program is also growing to become a centre for Canadian folklore in Western Canada and is now actively expanding into the folklore of other ethnic communities and Canadian folklore in general.

The Kule Centre is a leader in digital archiving and computerization, with numerous projects allowing researchers access to cultural resources over the internet. Its mandate is to study the folklore (local culture, traditions, informal expressive culture, ethnic identity) of Ukrainians and of Canadians.

It is strengthened greatly by a very fundamental connection with the local and national community. Fieldwork projects put our researchers in direct and immediate contact with ordinary (and extraordinary) Canadian citizens, increasing their awareness of the University of Alberta, and increasing our awareness of Canadian cultural life. The Centre has a small but outstanding, talented, and supportive faculty with 9 graduate students currently enrolled. Over the past 25 years 31 graduate students from 5 countries have completed graduate degrees in Ukrainian Folklore. They have found meaningful careers as academics, museum workers, teachers, community activists, performing artists, researchers, in international relations, and others.

The value of the Kule Postdoctoral Fellowship award is $40,000.00 per year plus $3000.00 research expenses, pro-rated. Scholars who are eligible to apply for the Kule Postdoctoral Fellowship must have research related to Ukrainian or Canadian folklore and have received their PhD or equivalent within 5 years of their appointment to the Fellowship. This award is open to both Canadians and citizens of other countries.

Applicants must submit a Curriculum Vitae, a specific research proposal, a recent sample of academic writing, a minimum of one letter of reference, and a letter of support from the proposed supervisor(s) to the Postdoctoral Award Committee of the Peter and Doris Kule Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore before April 1, 2008.

Kule Postdoctoral Fellows will be appointed for a minimum of three months to a maximum of three years. Appointments will begin September 1, 2008, with some flexibility.

Recipients of the Kule Postdoctoral Fellowship award will:
-train under the general supervision of a faculty member active in the Peter and Doris Kule Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore. The supervisor, the applicant and the Centre will together determine the nature and scope of the research. The Kule Folklore Centre will provide the environment and resources to support the research activities.

-may undertake teaching responsibilities up to a maximum of one full course per term with prior agreement of the supervising faculty member and the department offering the course.

-may assist with the supervision of graduate students as appropriate to their specialization and with agreement of their supervising faculty member and the department offering the program.

-will be encouraged to acquire diverse applicable skills: archival research skills, database planning and construction, teaching experience, team/collaborative research, publication in diverse vehicles, writing grant applications, critiquing papers and proposals, managing a laboratory, mentoring students, communication with non-specialists, and multidisciplinary research.

-will be registered through the Postdoctoral Fellows Office at the University of Alberta, and their programs will comply with the Postdoctoral Fellows Policy, where additional opportunities, responsibilities, and procedures are detailed.

For more information about the Kule Postdoctoral Fellowship award contact Dr. Andriy Nahachewsky, Director, Kule Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore and Huculak Chair in Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography at andriy.nahachewsky@ualberta.ca or Natalie Kononenko, Kule Chair of Ukrainian Ethnography at natilie.kononkenko@ualberta.ca

Natalie Kononenko
Kule Chair of Ukrainian Ethnography
University of Alberta
Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
200 Arts Building
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E6
Phone: 780-492-6810
Web: http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/uvp/

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Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society, 2008-2009

The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at the University of Toronto is accepting applications for the Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Politics, Culture, and Society for the year 2008-2009. The objective of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to support on an annual basis one of the most promising junior scholars studying contemporary Ukraine and thereby to advance academic understanding of Ukrainian politics, culture, and society. The Fellowship is made possible by generous support of the Petro Jacyk Education Foundation.

Description:
The Fellowship has both research and teaching components. The successful candidate will spend most of the Fellowship period in residence at the University of Toronto, based at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERES). While at CERES, the Fellow will be expected to devote his/her time to preparation of his/her dissertation for publication and/or to start a new research project. The Fellow will work closely with an appointed research supervisor and participate in activities of the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine. These include guest lectures, workshops and conferences, and other events. In addition to research, he/she is expected to teach a one semester course (seminar or lecture) that deals with contemporary Ukraine (possibly from an interdisciplinary and/or comparative perspective). The Fellow will also be expected to spend a period of time in Ukraine (normally 6-8 weeks and preferably, but not necessarily, in May-June of the fellowship period) based at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, where she/he may conduct research and participate in the academic life of the institution. By the end of fellowship year, the Fellow is expected to have a publication (a book manuscript based on a dissertation or an occasional paper from a new research project) ready for submission and provide a report of his/her activities to the Director of CERES. The Fellow should acknowledge Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship in all publications, lectures, and any other activities supported by the program.

Eligibility:
The Fellowship is open to junior scholars in the social sciences and humanities with a teaching and research focus on contemporary Ukraine. The successful candidate must have completed his/her PhD not more than three years prior to the start of the fellowship period and before taking up the Fellowship. There are no restrictions with respect to citizenship.

Fellowship tenure:
The Centre will make one appointment for the calendar year of twelve months beginning July 2008.

Funding:
The Fellowship holder will receive $40,000 Canadian funds plus an allowance for research and travel expenses;

Application Procedure:
Applicants should submit to Ms. Larysa Iarovenko by February 1, 2008 the following materials:
a CV that includes information requested on the application form;
a description of the planned research and writing projects (three pages single spaced or six pages double spaced);
one (or possibly more) course proposals (a one page singled-spaced description along with a selected bibliography or reading list);
and a writing sample (e.g .article or chapter from dissertation or book).
In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be mailed separately to the address below.

Short-listed candidates may be contacted for an interview. Inquiries may be sent by e-mail to at larysa.iarovenko@utoronto.ca. or by regular mail to
Larysa Iarovenko
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Ukrainian Programs Manager
Munk Centre for International Studies
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
Canada
Tel: (416) 946-8113
Fax: (416) 946-8939
www.utoronto.ca/ceres/

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Post-Doctorate Research Fellowship, Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA)

Applicants are invited for a Research Fellowship at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, tenable for one year, renewable for one further academic year, commencing in September 2008.

Applications are welcome from candidates from various academic disciplines, with a strong background in the study of antisemitism and related fields. YIISA is dedicated to the scholarly research of the origins and manifestations associated with antisemitism globally, as well as other forms of prejudice, as it relates to policy. Subsequently, applicants with an emphasis on contemporary forms of antisemitism will be viewed favorably.

Please send a resume, three letters of reference, and a brief research statement of no more than 500 words. Details and questions may be directed to:
Coordinator
YIISA
Yale University
77 Prospect St.
P.O. Box 208209
New Haven, CT 06520
USA

E-mail yiisa.program@yale.edu; phone (203) 432-5239; or see our website http://www.yale.edu/yiisa. The closing date for application is February 25, 2008.

Yale University is an equal opportunity employer.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2008-2010 European College of Liberal Arts, Berlin, Germany

The ECLA Postdoctoral Fellowships are teaching fellowships that allow outstanding academics in the early stages of their careers to develop as teachers in an academic environment where teaching matters. During their two years at ECLA, 2-3 Fellows will teach both within their area of expertise and beyond. ECLA's core courses provide an opportunity to engage with topics and texts that have a claim on us regardless of our specialty, and an opportunity to co-teach with academics from other backgrounds or disciplines. Postdoctoral Fellows are encouraged to continue their research while at ECLA and for that reason one term (out of 3) each year is kept free of teaching. Fellows are expected, however, to participate in faculty seminars, teaching development and in a busy college life even during terms where they do not teach. For this reason the Fellowship is residential; accommodation on campus and meals in the cafeteria are provided as a part of the stipend.

Eligibility:
Applicants must have received or expect to receive a PhD between January 2006 and December 2009. Excellent English is necessary, and ideally applicants will have done their graduate work in English. Teaching experience is an advantage. All applicants from a humanities background will be considered as long as they have a documented interest in bringing their expertise to bear on issues of general relevance. In our current search special attention will be given to applicants with a PhD in theology, history or philosophy, esp. philosophy of law.

Terms of the Fellowship:
The Fellowship is awarded for a two year period to begin August 1, 2008. The stipend includes 28.000 Euros per year, accommodation and meals. The Fellow is expected to teach in four out of the six terms available, and attend classes in one. However, the Fellow is expected to be in residence during every term.

Application Procedure:
Applicants are asked to submit a completed application form, a cover letter, a CV and 2 letters of recommendation by January 5, 2008. Applications received after the deadline, and incomplete applications, will not be considered. Please send application materials to:
Postdoc Search Committee
ECLA
Platanenstrasse 24
13156 Berlin

Questions concerning the position can be addressed to Fiona Schnüttgen at fs2@ecla.de.
Campus interviews will take place in January and February 2008, and applicants will be notified of the decisions of the search committee soon thereafter.

Contact Info:
Fiona Schnüttgen
ECLA
Platanenstr. 24
13156 Berlin
Website: http://www.ecla.de

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Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Humanities Center at Harvard University announces a new postdoctoral fellowship program to begin in 2008-09. In the programs inaugural year, the Center will host two fellows. Applicants must have received the Ph.D. after May 2005. Applicants without the Ph.D. must demonstrate that they will receive the Ph.D. in or before June 2008.

Fellowships will be awarded to support projects that share the Centers commitment to interdisciplinary and internationalism. The Center welcomes applications from all fields within the humanities and the allied social sciences. In addition to participating in seminars and other Humanities Center programs, fellows will teach one course per semester in a Harvard department.

Applications are due by January 15, 2008. Please visit our website for further information and instructions, www.fas.harvard.edu/~humcentr.

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JOB: Iowa State University (IA) seeks Assistant Professor of World Languages and Cultures

Proposed Start Date: AUGUST 16, 2008
Appointment Conditions: Tenure Track, 09 Months, Full Time

The Department of World Languages and Cultures invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of world languages and cultures. The successful applicant will have the ability to teach Intercultural Communication in the interdisciplinary Program in Communication Studies.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures currently offers undergraduate majors and minors in French, German, Russian Studies, and Spanish, and minors in Chinese and Latin. A growing secondary major program in Languages and Cultures for Professions is available for undergraduates in business and engineering. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year including one intercultural communication course each semester and relevant courses in world languages and cultures. Reduced teaching load for the first two years of appointment.

Iowa State University, one of the nation's leading land grant institutions, is located in Ames, Iowa, a community of 50,000 ranked nationally for its exceptional quality of life (www.visitames.com). The university is ranked as one of the top 50 public universities by U.S.News and World Report and is one of 34 public institat www.iastate.edu.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. required in a world language or culture, communication studies, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, anthropology, or other appropriate field. Minimum of a Master's degree in one of the world languages offered by the department (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish) or in ESL. Must have active research program in one of the following fields: global intercultural communication, language and social interaction; global project management; business communication across cultures; language for specific purposes; translation and/or interpretation. Near-native proficiency in one of the languages offered by the department. Post-secondary teaching experience in a world language or ESL.

Preferred Qualifications: Expertise and experience in teaching intercultural communication and conducting international or cross-cultural training. Stand-alone teaching experience.

Salary/Wage: Commensurate with qualifications.

Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin January 1, 2008. To guarantee full consideration, application must be postmarked by 01-15-2008.

Application Instructions: Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, representative narrative and statistical teaching evaluations, and a writing sample to: Prof. Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Chair, Intercultural Communication Search, Department of World Languages and Cultures, 3102 Pearson Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (email: deprince@iastate.edu). Members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Iowa State is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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JOB: Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary (NY) seeks Instructor in Russian

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY invites applications for a full-time renewable instructorship in Russian, effective Fall 2008. Experience coordinating a Russian language program involving both heritage and non-heritage speakers is highly desirable. Appointee will be expected to teach Russian language and literature at the undergraduate level.

A Ph.D. in hand and native or near-native fluency in both Russian and English are required. The preferred candidate will be sympathetic to and supportive of the mission of Holy Trinity Seminary, which seeks scholarly excellence grounded in the distinctive traditions of Russian Orthodoxy.

Applicants should submit a letter of application describing their research and teaching interests, an up-to-date CV, and three letters of reference to Rev. Luke Murianka, Dean, Holy Trinity Seminary, PO Box 36, Jordanville, NY 13361. Selected candidates will be contacted by phone.

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FELLOWSHIP: New York University's Center for the United States and the Cold War

New York University’s Center for the United States and the Cold War is pleased to announce that it will be offering a dissertation and post-doctoral fellowship as well as several travel grants for the 2008-2009 academic year. Our mission is to support research on the Cold War at home and the ways in which this ideological and geopolitical conflict with the Soviet Union affected American politics, culture, and society. We are particularly interested in proposals that deal with the impact that the Cold War had on the U.S. political economy, the national security state, civil rights, civil liberties, labor relations, and gender relations. The Center also looks forward to supporting projects that relate foreign policy to domestic politics and those that see the central issue as U.S. response to revolutionary nationalism and decolonization in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

The Center is a joint project of Faculty of Arts and Science and the Tamiment Library, a special collection at NYU documenting the history of Labor and the Left. We encourage applications from scholars whose work draws on the collections of the Tamiment Library http://www.nyu.edu/library/research/tam.

The application deadline is February 1, 2008. In order to apply, please send the information listed below to Professor Marilyn Young and Dr. Michael Nash (co-directors), Center for the United States and the Cold War, Tamiment Library, New York University, 70 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y. 10012.

1. Copy of curriculum vitae.
2. Short project description (five pages maximum).
3. Statement describing the relevance of the collections of the Tamiment Library to the project.
4. Two letters of recommendation.
5. Writing samples are also welcome.

Applicants for dissertation fellowships must have passed their comprehensive examinations and expect to complete their dissertations within two years. The post-doctoral fellowship is designed for junior scholars who have received the Ph.D. within the past five years. Travel grants are open to all.

Dissertation fellows will receive stipends of $20,000 for a nine-month academic year; stipends for post-doctoral fellows will be $40,000; and travel grants are $2,000 per month. One-semester fellowships may be offered at half of the above stipends. Health insurance is also available. Office space will be provided and all fellows will have a formal affiliation with New York University.

For more information applicants are encouraged to contact either Marilyn Young (Marilyn.Young@nyu.edu; 212-998-8610) or Michael Nash (Michael.Nash@nyu.edu; 212-998-2428).

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Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) invites applications for a ten-week paid summer research internship for undergraduate students (rising juniors or seniors). The program will be held from May 25 -July 31, 2008 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The MURAP program seeks to prepare students from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds, or those with a proven commitment to diversity, for graduate study and academic careers in fields in the humanities, social sciences and fine arts. The program provides students with a rigorous research experience under the guidance of UNC faculty mentor.

Each student participant will receive:
• Stipend
• Campus Housing
• Meal Allowance
• Weekly writing workshops
• GRE prep course
• Paid domestic travel expenses (up to $500)

The application deadline is February 1, 2008.
For more details about the program and to access an online application please visit http://www.unc.edu/depts/murap/.

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JOB: Resident Director, ACTR, St. Petersburg, Russia

Available August 2008
Resident Director
Russian Flagship Program
St. Petersburg, Russia

Position Description
The Flagship Resident Director serves as the American Councils representative and in-country Program Director for participants on the Russian Flagship Program, an intensive language training program at St. Petersburg State University for learners already at the advanced level of proficiency in Russian. The Flagship Resident Director represents American Councils in his/her actions and words during the tenure of appointment. S/he must be available to program participants on a daily basis; observe student classes and meet regularly with teachers, administrators, and students; and arrange group travel and cultural programs. The Flagship Resident Director must be available to participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate regularly with the Flagship program staff in Washington, DC. Prior to departure for Russia, the Flagship Resident Director must attend both American Councils’ orientation programs: for resident directors and for participants. He/she must travel to Russia with the student group at the beginning of the program and return to Washington, DC with the group at the end of the program. The Flagship Resident Director reports to the Flagship Program Manager and Program Officers.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Serve as academic and personal counselor for American Councils program participants;
Serve as a liaison between American Councils and the host institute administration to ensure that the academic and cultural program proceeds as agreed;
Secure medical treatment for students as necessary;
Enforce American Councils rules as well as those of the Russian host institute;
Communicate regularly with the American Councils Washington office, reporting any problems regarding participants' health, academic performance, or behavior, and general group/program updates; and within two weeks of program conclusion submit a final report, program grades and test scores;
Ensure that in-country travel and excursion program is arranged as agreed and outlined in American Councils materials;
Manage program finances and submit monthly expense reports accounting for all American Councils program expenditures;
Coordinate program logistics, including visits from outside inspectors, and communicate logistical details to DC-based staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:
M.A. degree or higher in Russian language or area studies or equivalent;
Advanced Russian language skills --written and oral (minimum ?Level 3? as defined by OPI http://www.dlielc.org/testing/opi_examinees.htm );
U.S. Citizenship Required;
Study, work, or extensive travel experience in Russia;
Experience overseeing and guiding groups;
Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling; interest in advanced level language acquisition is an advantage in this position. Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability

TO APPLY:
Send letter/resume and salary requirements to HR Department, American Councils, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. Fax: 202-872-9178 or 202-833-7523; email: resumes@americancouncils.org. Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is an international not-for-profit organization working to advance education, research, and mutual understanding across the nations of Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Southeast Europe. Its mission is to foster democratic development and civil societies by advancing education and research, cultivating leadership, and empowering individuals and institutions through learning. With a staff of 400 professionals in 17 countries, American Councils designs, implements, and supports innovative programs in education, community outreach, and scholarly research.

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JOB: Central Intelligence Agency seeks foreign language instructors, Washington, DC

The Central Intelligence Agency is hiring qualified and experienced Language Instructors of Arabic, Chinese/Mandarin, Dari, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Pashtu, Persian(Farsi), Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Thai,and Turkish to work in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

The CIA provides first-class training for energetic, creative and committed intelligence professionals. CIA Language Instructors deliver programs that provide students with the foreign language communications skills and cross-cultural awareness they need to live and work abroad effectively, or to perform other language-related duties. Foreign Language Instructors apply the latest instructional methodologies to meet highly customized student needs and conduct language proficiency testing in reading, speaking and understanding for skills evaluation. In addition, they may be asked to provide a variety of language support services worldwide.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor's in foreign language, linguistics or a related field; native fluency in the language; 2-5 years of teaching experience; demonstrated knowledge of the respective area's history, culture, politics and economy; and the ability to use the latest technology and teaching techniques. Also desired are experience in teaching language skills to a wide range of adult students, from beginners to those at a more advanced proficiency level, and experience in program and/or education management. As part of the screening and interview process, applicants will be required to take language proficiency tests in their native language. Advanced English proficiency is also required.

Salaries are based on the individual applicant's qualifications. In addition to base salary of $50,703 - $72,421, Language Instructors earn annual "bonus" pay ranging from $4,875 to $9,750, with the amount based on the language and their language proficiency. Language Instructors who speak multiple foreign languages may also qualify for additional bonuses in varying amounts. Furthermore, new employees can qualify for a lump-sum hiring bonus for languages, up to a maximum amount of $35,000.

To Apply:
Submit Resume Online
https://www.cia.gov/careers/jobs/view-all-jobs/foreign-language-instructors.html

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JOB: International Program Officer, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, Washington, DC

International Program Officer
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), a trade association, seeks a Program Officer for its international energy regulatory programs. Salary $40-45K, based on experience, with excellent benefits. This position is for 12 months, with the possibility of extension dependent on grant funding.

Responsibilities: organize international exchanges, meetings, study tours, conferences (including logistics: travel, hotel, meals, visas, insurance, interpretation, etc.); draft correspondence, press releases; conduct research; maintain files & databases; prepare financial/expenditure documents, expense reports, and project budgets.

Requirements: 2 years professional experience in a related field; experience coordinating international and domestic study tours and meetings; strong communication, organizational, analytical and writing skills.
Knowledge of the nonprofit field and/or USAID grant requirements desired, especially familiarity with J-1 visa processing.
Russian language fluency required.
Knowledge of public energy utility sector very useful.

International and domestic travel required (approx 25% of time).

Must be extremely proficient in Microsoft Office. Must be US citizen or have US work permit. Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to Ms. Erin Skootsky, Director, International Programs, NARUC, www.naruc.org, email: jobs@naruc.org. No telephone calls.

EOE

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JOB: Spring Semester Resident Director, ACTR, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Position: Spring Semester Resident Director
Supervisor: Flagship and Outbound Program Managers
Hours: Full-time
Term: January 28, 2008 to May 30, 2008
Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Position Available: January 2008
Posting Closes: December 21, 2007

Position Description
The Dushanbe Spring Semester Resident Director serves as the American Councils representative and in-country Program Director for participants on the Persian Overseas Flagship and Eurasian Regional Language Programs. The Flagship programs are for learners already at the advanced level of proficiency in Persian and the Eurasian Regional Language Program offers course work for learners of Persian, Tajik, Uzbek or Dari at the intermediate or advanced level. The Dushanbe Spring Semester Resident Director represents American Councils in his/her actions and words during the tenure of appointment. S/he must be available to program participants on a daily basis; observe student classes and meet regularly with teachers, administrators, and students; and help arrange group travel and cultural programs. The Dushanbe Spring Semester Resident Director must be available to participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate regularly with the American Councils Tajikistan Country Director and the Flagship and Eurasian Outbound program staff in Washington, DC. Prior to departure for Tajikistan, the Dushanbe Spring Semester Resident Director must travel to Washington, DC for a one-day pre-departure orientation session.

The Dushanbe Resident Director reports to the Flagship and Outbound Program Managers.

ANTICIPATED EMPLOYMENT DATES: January 28th to May 30th with a possible extension into the summer.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Serve as a liaison between American Councils and the host institute administration to ensure that the academic program proceeds as agreed;
Coordinate closely with American Councils Dushanbe-based staff to arrange travel and internships for students;
Observe classes;
Secure medical treatment for students as necessary;
Enforce American Councils rules and policies;
Communicate regularly with the American Councils Washington office, reporting any problems regarding participants' health, academic performance, or behavior, and providing general group/program updates;
Within two weeks of program conclusion submit a final report, program grades and test scores;
Ensure that in-country travel and excursion program is arranged as agreed and outlined in American Councils materials;
Manage program finances and submit monthly expense reports accounting for all American Councils program expenditures;
Coordinate program logistics, including visits from outside inspectors, and communicate logistical details to DC-based staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree or higher in relevant field;
Knowledge of Russian is preferred;
Study, work, or extensive travel experience in Central Asia;
Experience overseeing and guiding groups;
Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling;
Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability. MORE

INFORMATION:
Please visit our employment section at http://www.americancouncils.org
and read more about Flagship at http://flagship.americancouncils.org.

TO APPLY:
Send letter/resume and salary requirements to Dushanbe Resident Director Search, American Councils, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. Fax: 202-872-9178 or 202-833-7523; www.americancouncils.net email: resumes@americancouncils.org.

Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

The American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is a private, non-profit educational association and exchange organization devoted to improving education, professional training and research within and regarding the former Soviet Union (FSU). The American Councils fields; provides educational advising and academic testing services throughout the FSU; and organizes conferences and seminars in the US and abroad for its membership, exchange participants, alumni, and professional groups. Dawn Blackwell Human Resource Generalist American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, #700 Washington, DC 20036 Phone: 202-833-7522 Fax: 202-572-9095 e-mail: blackwell@americancouncils.org Website: www.americancouncils.org

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FELLOWSHIP: New Institute for Historical Studies at UT-Austin

The Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin announces the establishment of a new Institute for Historical Studies at UT-Austin: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/historicalstudies/

The first two year theme is "Global Borders," defined very broadly, conceptually as well as geographically. We are seeking four residential fellows for the 2008-09 year, and we also invite proposals for papers related to the theme to be given at Institute workshops.

For more information:
Julie Hardwick
Associate Professor & Director of the Institute for Historical Studies
Department of History
1 Univ Sta B7000
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712
(512) 475-7221
http://www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/historicalstudies/

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Fellowship: Wolfsonian–Florida International University

The Wolfsonian–Florida International University is a museum and research center that promotes the examination of modern visual and material culture. The focus of the Wolfsonian collection is on North American and European decorative arts, propaganda, architecture, and industrial and graphic design from the period 1885-1945. The United States, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands are the countries most extensively represented. There are also smaller but significant collections of materials from a number of other countries, including Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, Japan, the former Soviet Union and Hungary. The Wolfsonian library has approximately 50,000 rare books, periodicals, and ephemeral items, as well as standard reference materials.

Fellowships are intended to support full-time research, generally for a period of three to five weeks. The program is open to holders of master’s or doctoral degrees, Ph.D. candidates, and to others who have a significant record of professional achievement in relevant fields. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their project with the Fellowship Coordinator prior to submission to ensure the relevance of their proposals to the Wolfsonian’s collection. For more information about The Wolfsonian and its collection, visit the website, http://www.wolfsonian.fiu.edu/education/research, call 305-535-2613, or email to research@thewolf.fiu.edu.

The application deadline is December 31, for residency during the 2008-2010 academic years.

Jonathan Mogul
The Wolfsonian-FIU
1001 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
phone: 305-535-2613
fax: 305-531-2133

Email: jon@thewolf.fiu.edu
Visit the website at http://www.wolfsonian.fiu.edu/education/research

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CFP: Russia on Screen, 05/10/2008

Inter-disciplinary Perspectives on Russia and Cinema

Queen Mary, University of London

Saturday 10th May 2008

Abstracts (maximum 250 words) should be emailed to
russiaonscreen@hotmail.co.uk to arrive by January 1st 2008.

As Andrei Tarkovsky’s Ivan’s Childhood won the 1962 Golden Lion in Venice, From Russia with Love was filling the cinemas of the Western world. While Russian films have won a total of four Oscars in the history of the award, David Lean’s 1965 Doctor Zhivago alone won five, and Warren Beatty’s Reds three.

Although in the hundred years of its existence, from the silent days onwards Russia has had a distinct and innovative cinema, foreign audiences have received their most influential images of Russia and ‘Russianness’ from Hollywood through non-Russian actors.

The purpose of this conference is to explore the tensions between Russian cinema’s own explorations of identity and more popularly consumed representations of Russians and ‘Russianness’ in Western cinema.

Abstracts for papers are requested on the theme of images of Russianness in any area of Film Studies, including those working across disciplines, for example in comparative literature, music, history, and gender studies.

The conference will be introduced by Dr Jeremy Hicks, QMUL, author of Dziga Vertov: Defining Documentary Film.

The keynote speakers will be Professor James Chapman of the University of Leicester (author of Licence to Thrill: A Cultural History of the James Bond Films) and Professor Julian Graffy of SEES-UCL, prominent historian of Russian cinema.

For further details, please contact: Lucy Bolton and Miranda Shaw (Queen Mary, University of London), at russiaonscreen@hotmail.co.uk

Possible subjects for papers include:
Russian History on Screen
Russian Literature on Screen
Reception of Russian Film Abroad
Images of Russian masculinity and femininity
Russian filmmakers and filmmaking
Representation of Crime, violence and the Mafia
Russian Music and Dance in Film
Depictions of Religion and religiosity

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Sociology 457, 557 Sociology of Nationalism

Sociology 457

What do the Olympics, the pledge of allegiance to the flag, the fall of communism, movies like "Braveheart" and a recent television ad for a pickup truck have in common?

This is what you'll find out in Soc 457 (Sociology of Nationalism). Through empirical cases from various parts of the world we'll study the origins of nations, how national identity is constituted and reproduced in everyday life, and when nationalism may become a problem. In addition to reading key texts in the field, we will watch documentaries, motion pictures, advertising spots, as well as extracts of important political debates and sporting events. The course will be based on a mix of lectures, multimedia and class discussions. It is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

You can contact the instructor, Professor Genevieve Zubrzycki at
genez@umich.edu or visit her website http://www-personal.umich.edu/~genez/


Soc 557: Sociology of Nationalism
This seminar examines the most significant theories of nationalism and approaches to national identity. We will discuss the historical forces and the social processes behind the emergence of nationalism in the 19th century, as well as the causes of nationalist movements and conflicts in the 20th and 21st centuries. We will also investigate the various ways in which national identity and nationalism intersect with other key categories, such as gender, class, race, and religion, through the reading of empirical case-studies from different regions of the world. A significant portion of the seminar's readings are on Eastern Europe.

The seminar is open to all graduate students, regardless of disciplinary focus.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, Freiburg

University of Freiburg, Germany - 2 , Interdisciplinary Research on Friendship and Patronage
including:
Russian/Soviet History
Political Science/International Relations
Area Studies/Ethnic Studies

2 Postdoc Research Fellowships
The PhD research group (DFG-Graduiertenkolleg)“Friends, Patrons, Clients. The practice and semantics of friendship and patronage in comparative historical and anthropological perspective” of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg, financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft offers two Postdoc Research Fellowships, to run from 1 June 2008 for two years. The Postdocs will be paid a TV-L E 13 salary (approximately 1.700 Euro net per month after all deductions which include health insurance and social security payments).

Candidates should send their applications (C. V., two academic references, copies of all relevant examination certificates and academic testimonials as well as an outline – c. 7-8 pages – of the research they want to pursue while in Freiburg) directly to the chair of the group:

Prof. Dr. Ronald G. Asch
Historisches Seminar
Universität Freiburg
Werthmannplatz KG IV
79085 Freiburg i. Br.
Germany

Applications close 12 January 2008.
Further information is available at http://www.grk-freundschaft.uni-freiburg.de or e-mail to ronald.g.asch@geschichte.uni-freiburg.de

Contact Info:
Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg
Michael Strauss
Koordinator Graduiertenkolleg 1288
Historisches Seminar

The PhD research group comprises the following disciplines:
Ancient History, History (Medieval, Early Modern and Modern including the History of Eastern Europe and Imperial China), philosophy, sociology, political science and social and cultural anthropology. Candidates from related disciplines such as historical anthropology, gender studies and modern literature are also encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to have completed their PhD thesis, and should be working in fields related to the problems the research group concentrates on. There are expected to participate in organising the seminars of the research group and should also support the Ph. D. students in their work.

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Internship, Minority Rights Group International

Minority Rights Group International (MRG) is looking for an intern for its Roma and South East Europe (SEE) programmes.

Deadline for applications: 16 December 2007

Start date: mid-January or early February
Main tasks would include:

Essential skills/qualifications:
• Understanding of human rights and minority rights
• Understanding of how the EU works
• Understanding of the EU enlargement processes in SEE
• Very good English language skills

Desirable skills/qualifications:
• Good knowledge of an SEE language and/or Romanes
• Experience of organising events, using databases

The intern would work at MRG's offices preferably part-time (with an option to work some days at home), for an initial period of 3 months, with an option to renew upon mutual agreement.

More information about the terms and conditions at:
http://www.minorityrights.org/?lid=1596

If you would like to apply, please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you would like to work on this programme at MRG, and indicating when you are available to start, how many days a week you could work, whether you have financial support to do the internship, and any other information that you think is relevant, to galina.kostadinova@mrgmail.org and snjezana.bokulic@mrgmail.org

Galina Kostadinova
Human Rights Law Officer (Europe)
Minority Rights Group International
54 Commercial Street
London E1 6LT
United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0)20 7422 4217
Fax. +44 (0)20 7422 4201
www.minorityrights.org

- Research on issues relating to the EU enlargement policies in SEE
It would involve compilation and analytical work on the main documents structuring the EU relationship with the SEE countries, such as the EC Progress Reports, European Partnerships, Stabilisation and Association Agreements, etc.

- Research on laws and policies relating to Roma in SEE
It would involve compilation of various legal and policy documents relevant for the fulfillment of Roma rights in SEE, such as Roma-specific strategies and action plans; general national policies on housing, education, health care, employment; reports and decisions of human rights bodies; laws on minorities and anti-discrimination provisions dispersed throughout national legislations, etc. Focus countries would be Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia. MRG is in a process of launching a Roma web portal. So far we have prepared references on Bulgaria and Macedonia. Following this model, the portal needs to be expanded to cover other countries in the region.

- Administrative and logistics tasks
It would involve helping to organise meetings, advocacy trips, putting together mailing lists etc.

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December 05, 2007

Future of Minority Studies (FMS) Postdoctoral Mentoring Fellowships 2008/2009

FMS announces four postdoctoral mentoring fellowships for 2008 and 2009. Funding for these fellowships has been provided by the University of Michigan, Syracuse University, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (through a grant to the FMS Summer Institute).

The Future of Minority Studies National Research Project (www.fmsproject.cornell.edu) is a mobile think tank designed to facilitate focused and productive discussion across disciplines on a defined set of questions concerning the role of identity in the production of knowledge and in the formation of social justice movements.

Three of the postdoctoral fellowships are open call. The fourth postdoctoral fellowship is open only to faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Applicants must declare their interest in one of the two postdoctoral sites, either Michigan or Syracuse, and in the faculty with whom they wish to arrange the mentoring relationship. Applicants must be untenured and no more than three years beyond the Ph.D.

FMS at Michigan offers one year-long postdoctoral fellowship. It can be located in the Global Ethnic Literatures Seminar (www.lsa.umich.edu/complit/gels/), the Identities Workshop (www.lsa.umich.edu/complit/idenwork/), and the University of Michigan Initiative on Disability Studies (www.umich.edu/~uminds/) ?three programs housed in Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. The focus of the postdoctoral fellowship is on disability studies and/or international diversity. We invite applications from scholars working in the humanities, social sciences, and professional fields on intellectual projects in these areas.

A mentoring fellowship entails working for the academic year with a FMS senior faculty towards a scholarly publication (journal essay, book chapter, book manuscript, etc.). Other expectations include involvement in the activities of GELS, UMInDS, and the Identities Workshop, presenting one public lecture and one internal workshop (such as a brown bag informal talk) on the candidate's area(s) of expertise.

Candidates may apply to work with the following Michigan faculty:
Alan Wald, American Culture, English (2008-2009)

The fellowship includes a stipend of $40,000, health benefits, an office, and library privileges.

FMS at Syracuse offers two postdoctoral fellowships for one semester each. They are housed primarily in the Women's Studies Program (http://womens-studies.syr.edu) at Syracuse University and focus specifically on questions related to minoritized feminist identities and epistemologies in the context of national and transnational justice and politics. We invite applications from scholars working on intellectual projects in these areas.

A mentoring fellowship at Syracuse entails working in the Fall 2008 or Spring 2009 semester with an FMS senior faculty towards a scholarly publication (journal essay, book chapter, book manuscript, etc.). Other expectations include involvement in the activities of the Syracuse Women's Studies Program, African American Studies Program, and Latino-Latin American Studies Program, presenting one public lecture and one internal workshop (such as a brown bag informal talk) on the candidate?s area(s) of expertise.

Candidates may apply to work with one of the following Syracuse faculty:
Linda Carty, African American Studies, Caribbean Studies, Sociology (Fall 2008/Spring 2009)
Minnie Bruce Pratt, Women's Studies, LGBT Program, Writing (Fall 2008)
Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Women?s Studies (Fall 2008)
Silvio Torres-Sailliant. Latino-Latin American Studies, English (Fall 2008/Spring)

Stipend: $20,000

FMS at Spelman offers one postdoctoral fellowships open to untenured faculty at HBCU institutions for one semester. The fellow will be housed at either Michigan or Syracuse for one term, either Fall 2008 or Winter 2009. Please apply to work with the faculty listed for each institution.

Stipend: $20,000

Please send in electronic format as an attachment a letter of application, a 4-5 page description of the publication project identifying the faculty mentor you wish to work with, a CV, and two letters of reference to:
Ms. Carrie Baker
mscarrie@umich.edu
FMS Postdoctoral Fellowship
Program in Comparative Literature
2015 Tisch Hall
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Application deadline: February 15, 2008

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CFP: Empires & Nations, 3-5 July 2008

Joint Conference of the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN)

Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris
3-5 July 2008

**Proposal Deadline: 13 February 2008**

Proposals must be submitted to dominique.colas@sciences-po.fr AND dcolasasn@gmail.com

The École Doctorale of the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) are organizing the Joint International Conference "Empires and Nations", to be held on July 3-5 (2008) at Sciences Po in Paris. The Conference is made possible through the contribution of a number of other research centers, including the Centre d'Études des Mondes Russe, Caucasien et Centre-Européen (CERCEC, France), the Institut Français d'Études sur l'Asie Centrale (IFEAC, Uzbekistan) and the European University of Saint Petersburg (Russia).

The Sciences Po-ASN Conference invites proposals from scholars and doctoral students. Applicants currently residing in Central Europe, the Balkans, Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia/Eurasia, the Caucasus, China and India are eligible to apply for a number of travel and accommodation grants. Applicants currently residing in Western countries must cover their own expenses. The working language of the Conference is English.

"Empires and Nations" is the fifth European summer conference co-sponsored by ASN since 2001, and the second organized by Sciences Po, which launched the successful series of ASN summer academic events in July 2001 with a conference on "Citizenship and Nationality." Summer conferences were also held in Forli, Italy (2002), Warsaw (2004) and Belgrade (2006).

The Sciences Po-ASN Conference is organized separately from the ASN Annual World Convention that will take place at Columbia University, NY, on April 10-12 (2008), and whose program will be announced in February 2008. For information on the ASN 2008 NY Convention, please go to www.nationalities.org. The Sciences Po-ASN Conference will feature approximately 30 panels. The program will be available in April 2008.

The Sciences Po-ASN Conference welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to the comparative study of nations and empires, with an emphasis on the former continental empires, i.e. Russian (Soviet), Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian, and their legacies. ASN stands at the juncture of nationalities studies (the study of national identity and nation-building in the former Communist Bloc and Eurasia) and nationalism studies (the comparative and theoretical study of the politics of the nation). In this spirit, the Conference invites proposals empirically grounded in Eastern Europe/Eurasia broadly defined and theoretically-oriented proposals devoted to various aspects of the notion of "empire."

Possible themes include the breakdown of empires, religion and empire, nationality and empire, identity and colonialism, post-colonialism, imperialism since the Cold War, the European Union as a new kind of empire, and many more. The Conference seeks to feature presentations from a broad variety of disciplines, including:
Political Theory - elucidating concepts of empire, imperialism, and world domination
Ethnography - analyzing the transformation of local cultures in the context of globalization
History - focusing on the different types of nation-states and empires and the role of cultural cleavages in the formation of political units
International Relations - revealing the logic of coalitions between political units, the foundations of "imperialism" and the erosion of the capacity of states to exercise sovereignty
Comparative Politics - studying the legacy of empires and the impact of neo-imperial states on domestic political arrangements
Post-Colonial Studies - examining the effects of 19th c. imperial states and questioning the hegemonic temptations of contemporary democracies as well as questions raised within the disciplines of sociology, economics, geography, geopolitics, linguistics, and many more.

The theme of the Conference, "Empires and Nations," symbolizes the strong tradition of research on Russia at Sciences Po, home to distinguished specialists, among them Anatole Leroy-Beaulieu, author of L'Empire des Tsars et les Russes (The Empire of the Tsars and the Russians) and Hélène Carrère d'Encausse, author of L'Empire Eclaté (Decline of an Empire: the Soviet Socialist Republics in Revolt).

To send an individual paper proposal, an applicant must include the following information in the body of an email AND in a single Word attachment:
- The title of the paper
- His/her name, email and institutional affiliation
- A preferred postal address
- A 500-word abstract and
- A 100-word biographical statement in narrative form (one paragraph) that includes bibliographical information of the applicant's last or forthcoming publication, if applicable (full CVs are not acceptable)
- Doctoral students must also indicate the title of their dissertation and year of projected defense. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

A panel proposal is comprised of three to four paper-givers and a discussant. (The organizers will subsequently select a Chair of the panel). To send a panel proposal, an applicant must include the following information in the body of an email AND in a single Word attachment:
- The title of the panel and of each paper
- A 500-word abstract of each paper
- The name, email, institutional affiliation
- A preferred postal address
- A 100-word biographical statement for each panelist in a narrative form (one paragraph) that includes bibliographical information of the applicant's last or forthcoming publication, if applicable (full CVs are not acceptable)
- Doctoral students must also indicate the title of their dissertation and year of projected defense

The Conference also invites proposals featuring recent films/documentaries or recent books. A film/documentary proposal must include following information in the body of an email AND in a single Word attachment:
- The name, email and institutional affiliation of the author
- A preferred postal address
- The title and a 500-word abstract of the film/video
- A 100-word biographical statement in narrative form.


A book panel proposal, seeking to generate discussion on an important recent book, features the book's author and three or four discussants. The proposal must include following information in the body of an email AND in a single Word attachment:
- The names, emails, and institutional affiliations of all panelists
- Their preferred postal address
- A 500-word abstract of the book and
- A 100-word biographical statement in narrative form for each panelist

All proposals must be included in the body of a single email AND in a single Word attachment sent to two addresses: dominique.colas@sciences-po.fr and dcolasasn@gmail.com. Applicants who wish to apply for a grant covering travel and accommodation must indicate so in their proposals. In order to be eligible for these grants, an applicant must be residing at the time of the conference in Central Europe, the Balkans, Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia/Eurasia, the Caucasus, China or India. The reception of all proposals will be acknowledged electronically.

The Conference is organized by Dominique Colas, Director of the Doctoral Program "Russia and CIS" at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris. The International Program Committee of the Conference is comprised of Dominique Colas, Dominique Arel (University of Ottawa, Canada, ASN President), Florian Bieber (University of Kent at Canterbury, UK), Zsuzsa Csergo (Queen's University, Canada), Sherrill Stroschein (University College London, UK), Juliette Cadiot (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France), Alexandra Goujon (Université de Dijon, France), and Olivier Ferrando (Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris).

Applicants will be notified in March-April 2008. Information regarding registration costs and other logistical questions will be communicated at a later date. Updated information on the conference will be posted periodically on the conference web site http://ecoledoctorale.sciences-po.fr/actu_scientif/empires_nations.htm
and the ASN web site www.nationalities.org.

We look forward to receiving your proposal!

Dominique Colas, on behalf of the Program Committee

Deadline for proposals: 13 February 2008

(to be sent to both dominique.colas@sciences-po.fr AND dcolasasn@gmail.com)

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CFP: "Perspectives on Slavistics", Hamburg, Germany, 28.-31.8.2008

The Department of Slavic Studies at the University of Hamburg and the Department of Slavic Studies at the University of Tuebingen are pleased to announce the Third International "Perspectives on Slavistics" Conference. The conference will take place in Hamburg, Germany, on August 28-31, 2008. The goals of the conference are to encourage the study of Slavic languages and literatures and to establish connections among scholars working in these areas.

So far the following keynote speakers have accepted the invitation to present at the conference:
- Gerd Hentschel, University of Oldenburg (Germany)
- Mikhail Iampolski, New York University (USA)
- Marek Lazinski, University of Warsaw (Poland)
- Danko Sipka, Arizona State University (USA)
- Galin Tihanov, University of Manchester (UK)

Other keynote speakers are to be confirmed.

Submissions from any scholar working on Slavic languages or literatures are welcomed, including those in Slavic departments, as well as in specialized linguistics or literature departments. We particularly want to encourage young scholars to participate in this conference. Papers will be considered on topics relating to the diachronic or synchronic study of Slavic languages and literatures from any theoretical perspective. Each paper will be allowed thirty minutes (including 10 minutes for discussion). Presentations should be in English in order to open the conference up to researchers working on non-Slavic languages and literatures. Data projectors and overhead projectors will be provided upon request. The deadline for submissions is March, 31, 2008 (submission information and abstract specifications see below).

The participation fee will be 80 euros (40 euros for graduate students and passive participants), to be paid in advance. Detailed information on payment options and local arrangements will be provided by May 2008. The participation fee covers the abstract booklet, other conference materials, refreshments and snacks.

Submission information and abstract specifications:
Abstracts for 20 minute talks (plus 10 minute discussion) should:
- be anonymous;
- not exceed 500 words (plus an additional page for tables, figures and references, if necessary);
- use one-column format, Times New Roman, 12pt, single-spacing;
- use the international transcription of Cyrillic characters into Latin characters;
- be in Adobe PDF format (please do include all fonts in PDF documents).

Your abstract should present a hypothesis and outline your plan for defending that hypothesis, i.e., it should specify research question(s), an approach / method to the data, and obtained results. Each abstract will be anonymously reviewed by independent reviewers.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair Conference Manager at: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pos3

You will be requested to enter a user name and password to enter the site. If you do not have an EasyChair account, enter the following URL: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/account_apply.cgi to obtain one. Your account access information will be emailed to you.

After having logged in to the system, you will be able to submit your abstract by (1) providing an address for correspondence, (2) specifying the author(s), (3) providing the title and a short abstract in plain text (the short abstract should summarize the essentials of the proposal in maximally two short sentences), (4) specifying at least two keywords, (5) selecting the topic relevant to your paper (literature or linguistics), and, finally, (6) uploading the PDF file with the full anonymous abstract, including the title and the abstract body.

The contact author of the paper will receive an auto-generated notification of receipt via email.

The abstracts must be submitted no later than March 31, 2008. Notifications of the Organizing Committee's decisions will be sent out by May 5, 2008.

Organizing Committee:
Bernhard Brehmer, University of Hamburg
Schamma Schahadat, University of Tuebingen
Beata Trawinski, University of Tuebingen
Annette Werberger, University of Tuebingen

Conference webpage: http://www.sfb441.uni-tuebingen.de/pos3
Contact: pos3@barlach.sfb.uni-tuebingen.de

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December 04, 2007

The Harry S. Truman Scholarships

Up to 80 current juniors who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government or elsewhere in public service (broadly defined) will be selected for merit-based scholarships of up to $30,000 by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Applicants must be nominated by their institutions. The deadline for application to the University of Michigan Truman Scholarship Committee will be January 3, 2008. Details are available on the Honors web page (https://www.lsa.umich.edu/honors/current/awards.htm) where there is a link to the Truman web site.

Applicants are evaluated on:
- Demonstrated potential for and commitmen to a career in public service
- Outstanding academic performance (applicants must be in the upper 25% of their class) and
- Strength of recommendations

The strongest applicants will be interviewed by the UM committee in January.

The Truman Scholarship application should be completed online. If you woul dlike to be registered in order to have access to the current application, contact Elleanor Crown (ecrown@umich.edu). You can fill out your application online and submit it to the faculty representative when it is complete (no later than Jan 3, 2008). Letters of recommendation from faculty or others who can address your leadership abilities and potential, your commitment to a career in public service, and your intellect and prospects for continuing academic success can be emailed, mailed, or faxed. You need not supply a transcript for the UM screening.

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Amnesty International Seeks Specialists to Promote Human Rights in Central Asia

Amnesty International USA is seeking country experts who are willing to donate their time and knowledge to the Human Rights Movement. AIUSA's network of country specialists aid Amnesty International local and student groups in their casework efforts. Additionally, they monitor the political situation in a country, liaise with research teams AI's International Secretariat in London, work closely with the members of AIUSA in developing and planning strategies to promote human rights actions in relevant countries, and serve as spokespersons on the relevant country for the organization.

AIUSA's network of Country Specialists, working out of their homes or offices in the US, monitor the human rights situation, campaign for positive change, and coordinate action strategies to halt and prevent human rights abuses in the countries they represent. Ideal candidates have a combination of country expertise, relevant academic background, language abilities and AI or other human rights activist experience. The time required for the Cogroup positions averages 10 hours per week, and members are asked to commit themselves for a minimum of two years. The position is based in the United States and is unpaid. AI related expenses are compensated.

Currently, we are looking for volunteers with expertise on Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan who can help us raise concerns about violations of the rights to freedom of religion, experssion, association, and assembly. While we have particular need to find experts for these regions/countries, feel free to contact us if your expertise lies in some other area. If you are interested in joining Country Specialist Program please send a cover letter and resume to the address listed below. If you would like more information, please contact the Country Specialist Program at the phone number or e-mail listed below.

Amnesty International
600 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Attn: Cogroup Program
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 544-0200, ext. 261, fax: (202) 546-7142
e-mail: cgintern@aiusa.org

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Amnesty International Seeks Specialists on Russia

Amnesty International USA is seeking country experts who are willing to donate their time and knowledge to the Human Rights Movement. AIUSA's network of country specialists aid Amnesty International local and student groups in their casework efforts. Additionally, they monitor the political situation in a country, liaise with research teams AI's International Secretariat in London, work closely with the members of AIUSA in developing and planning strategies to promote human rights actions in relevant countries, and serve as spokespersons on the relevant country for the organization.

AIUSA's network of Country Specialists, working out of their homes or offices in the US, monitor the human rights situation, campaign for positive change, and coordinate action strategies to halt and prevent human rights abuses in the countries they represent. Ideal candidates have a combination of country expertise, relevant academic background, language abilities and AI or other human rights activist experience. The time required for the Cogroup positions averages 10 hours per week, and members are asked to commit themselves for a minimum of two years. Although the position is unpaid, AI related expenses are compensated.

Currently, we are looking for volunteers with expertise on Russia. While we have particular need to find experts for this country, feel free to contact us if your expertise lies in some other area of the globe. If you are interested in joining AIUSA's Country Specialist Program please send a cover letter and resume to the address listed below. If you would like more information, please contact us at the phone number or e-mail listed below.

Amnesty International
600 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Attn: Cogroup Program
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 544-0200, ext. 261, fax: (202) 546-7142
e-mail: cgintern@aiusa.org

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CFP: 28th Annual Slavic Forum at the University of Chicago

The graduate students in the Slavic Department at the University of Chicago issue a call for papers for the 27th annual Slavic Forum. The conference will be held on the University of Chicago campus on April
11-12. Graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts of 250 words dealing with any subject in Slavic studies, including linguistics, literature, and interdisciplinary. Examples and references are not
included in the word count. All talks will be for 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Please submit your abstracts to slavicforum@humanities.uchicago.edu by February 1st, 2008. All abstracts should be sent as attachments in Word or PDF. Please put your name and affiliation at the top of the abstract but not in the body, so that we may make them anonymous for refereeing and easily identify them afterwards. All abstracts will be refereed and participants will be notified by mid February.

Any questions should be submitted to the address above. Information will also be posted on the website http://humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/slavicforum. We look forward to hearing from you.

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JOB: Monitoring and Procurement Officer, IUNV, UNDP Bosnia

Monitoring and Procurement Officer IUNV
Organization: UNDP
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina (Foca)
Website: www.undp.ba
Compensation: International UNV rate for Bosnia-Herzegovina
Contact Information: Dinah Zeltser
Email: dzeltser@undp.ba

I. Position Information Job Code Title:
Monitoring and Procurement International UNV Position Number: Department: ABD/ UDRDP Reports to: Programme Manager Approved Grade: IUNV

II. Organizational Context
The UNDP Upper Drina Regional Development Programme (UDRDP) represents an integrated, holistic approach aiming at laying the basis for local recovery and therefore sustainable return to upper Drina basin, with improvements in local governance and the general socio-economic environment. However, the key focus of all the programme's activities remains on facilitating the return process and maximizing support for the vulnerable groups, of which female headed households are the most important.

The overall goal of the UDRDP is to promote the socio-economic recovery of multiethnic communities with strengthened local government structures. This multi-donor initiative is an integrated and comprehensive framework, which seeks to revitalize the human and physical capital of the region and comprises three interrelated pillars: economic development, local governance, and infrastructure.

The responsibility of the International UN Volunteer Monitoring and Procurement Officer will be to provide assistance to the Program Team and its stakeholders to successfully document all planned activities while supporting program development and management. The position is in Foca, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and qualifies as a non-family duty station.

III. Functions / Key Results Expected Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Program Manager for the Upper Drina Regional Development Program, the Procurement, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer assumes responsibility for procurement and the monitoring and evaluation of various project components.

The IUNV Procurement, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer's efforts shall result in delivery of services to meet the following expected results: 1. Analyzed data in accordance with the UDRDP Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy. 2. Within team work, reviewed project resource requirements in order to document advice on the need for budget adjustments and revision. 3. Insured project implementation in line with the program document and UNDP rules, regulation and procedures as they are critical to ensure achievement of UNDP Country Program outcomes. A client-oriented and efficient approach has impact on the image of UNDP Country Office.

1. Analyzed data in accordance with the UDRDP Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy.
• Monitor program progress against annual and semi-annual plans while performing cost-efficiency measurements.
• Facilitate the implementation of base-line and follow up sub-sector studies as outlined in the program document: metal, wood-processing, sheep.
• Support local non governmental organizations and program staff in data analysis regarding the annual poverty assessment, the semi-annual opinion poll, the financial capability survey, the public servant survey, the power distribution survey and the local community survey.
• Conduct client-based satisfaction surveys to measure cost-benefits.
• Document specific sub-activity profiles.

2. Within team work, reviewed project resource requirements in order to document advice on the need for budget adjustments and revision.
• Develop quarterly work plans using Ms Project.
• Familiarize him/herself to UNDP procurement practices.
• Review terms of reference for requests for proposals or calls for applications.
• Submit all procurement documents to the portfolio assistant and adjust documentation according to feedback.
• Follow all procurement initiatives: requests for proposals, requests for quotations, interests to bid, requests for applications, and monitor contracting.

3. Insured project implementation in line with the program document and UNDP rules, regulation and procedures as they are critical to ensure achievement of UNDP Country Program outcomes. A client-oriented and efficient approach has impact on the image of UNDP Country Office.
• Undertake mandatory UNDP management practice assessments thorough e-learning: Security in the field, PRINCE2, user guide, Results-based Management, UN prevention of Harassment, Gender journey and Advance Procurement.
• In collaboration with the UNDP BiH Gender Analyst, ensure gender mainstreaming is integrated into the program
• Ensure that relevant project outputs, best practices and lessons learned are disseminated, complying with the quality requirements of the implementing agency, UNDP and other donors.
• Prepare progress reports (semi-annual and annual / financial and substantive) against set targets and indicators, with an analysis of evidence of progress towards planned outputs according to schedules, budgets, and inputs provided by the program.
• Prepare inputs into final donor reports, with an analysis of progress towards expected results as defined in the project document and subsequent work plans and budgets.
• Prepare ad hoc program materials as needed.
• Prepare the terms of reference for external evaluations.
• Contribute to the preparation of the UDRDP Semi-annual Newsletter.

IV. Impact of Results

Outcome: UDRDP Program Staff and Municipal Stakeholders shall be left with practical tools to plan and monitor their activities that will enable effective delivery. Outputs: 1. Quality written documents. 2. Data collected, analyzed, processed and disseminated. 3. Cost-effectiveness and cost-benefits measured. 4. Quality procurement undertaken. 5. Provision of key management feedback focusing at results reporting and iterative performance measurements and adjustments. Demonstrates commitment to UNDP's mission,

V. Competencies Displays cultural, gender, religion, race,vision and values. Has experience innationality and age sensitivity and adaptability. Has extensivedeveloping monitoring and evaluation strategy. Hasexperience in monitoring and evaluation of development projects. experience in qualitative and quantitative research techniques using Ms Has excellent oral communication skills andExcel, SPSS or Eviews. conflict resolution competency to manage inter-group dynamics and Has excellent writtenmediate conflicting interests of varied actors. communication skills, with analytic capacity and ability to synthesize project outputs and relevant findings for the preparation of quality Maturity and confidence in dealing with senior andproject reports. high ranking members of national and international institutions,  Shares knowledge and experience government and non-government. Focuses on result for the client andLeadership and Self-Management Consistently approaches work withresponds positively to feedback. energy and a positive, constructive attitude. Remains calm, in control Competent in creating teamand good humored even under pressure. spirit, stimulating team members to produce quality outputs in a timely Able to live in a post-conflict environmentand transparent fashion. with limited resources.

VI. Recruitment Qualifications
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Law, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field. Master's degree is a distinct advantage. Experience: At least, three (3) years of relevant experience at the international level in development areas. Prior monitoring and evaluation (design and implementation) experience, with at least one year in a transitional country. Familiarity of UNDP system, rules and procedures is an advantage. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages and in handling of web-based management system.

Language Requirements:
Fluency in written and spoken English. Local language skills are a distinct advantage. UNDP is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply. Submission Procedure: Please submit a CV and cover letter marked “IUNV UDRDP” to registry@undp.ba by January 10, 2008. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be requested to complete a written assignment as part of the interview process.

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UM Course: Russian for Heritage Speakers (Russian 325)

This course focuses on professional usage of Russian and is aimed towards an advanced level of language proficiency. Students will work on improving their skills in creative writing, reading, and grammar. Topics include brad swaths of the humanities and social sciences (history, education in Russia, relationships in Russian society, business, Russian media, etc.).

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00-11:30 AM
Questions? Contact Svitlana Rogovyk at srogovyk@umich.edu

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CFP: Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL)

The Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) is soliciting articles for publication. As the official journal of the Council, the journal serves the professional interests of teachers, researchers, and administrators of less commonly taught languages in all settings and all levels of instruction. The Journal is refereed and published once a year.

The submission deadline is December 17, 2007.

Our general editorial focus is on policy, education, programs, advocacy, and research in the field of less commonly taught languages (all foreign languages except English, French, German, and Spanish). The envisaged segmentation of the Journal is as follows:
a. Methodology and Technology,
b. Academia,
c. Beyond Academia,
d. Social Embeddedness

The first section shall include papers focusing on broader theoretical and technological issues in all fields of less commonly taught languages. The second section will encompass reports about research and teaching in academia, at both K-12 and collegiate levels. The third section shall comprise papers addressing research and teaching in government and industry. Finally, the fourth section will address the issues of a broader social environment, ranging from heritage communities to advancing LCTLs in federal initiatives and legislation.

In preparing the manuscript, please use the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), see http://www.apa.org/journals/authors/guide.pdf. Manuscripts should be a maximum of 25 pages (excluding references, charts, notes, etc.) and preferably submitted electronically via email attachment. Double-space the manuscript throughout, including notes, references, and tables, using 12-point font with a 1.5 inch left margin. The manuscript should be accompanied by a 150 word (or less) abstract and a cover sheet containing the manuscript title, name, address, office and home telephone numbers, fax number, email address, and full names and institutions of each author. Because the manuscript will be blind reviewed, identifying information should be on the title page only, and not appear in the manuscript.

ncolctl@mailplus.wisc.edu
NCOLCTL
4231 Humanities Building
455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
Tel: 608-265-7903;
FAX 608 265 7904.

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CFP: History Graduate Student Conference, Loyola University Chicago, April 2008

Fourth Annual
Loyola University Chicago
History Graduate Student Conference
April 26, 2008


Masters and doctoral graduate students in any field of historical study are invited to submit proposals to present individual papers at Loyola’s Fourth Annual History Graduate Student Conference. The goal of this conference is to provide an opportunity for students to gain experience presenting papers and receiving feedback from their peers on their work.

Sessions will include: Cultural History, Social History, History of Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality, Public History, European History, Medieval History, and other topics TBA.

Proposals should include: submitter’s name, contact information, institutional affiliation(s), a one page abstract of the paper (with a title), and a brief biographical statement indicating your academic status along with a return address and current e-mail address. Please note that submissions will be accepted as time and space permit.

Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2008. E-mail proposals as an attachment to HGSA Vice President Stella Ress at: sress@luc.edu or mail to:

History Graduate Student Association
c/o Stella Ress
Loyola University Chicago
History Department
6525 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60626

For more information about the conference, please contact HGSA President Jason Myers at: jmyers3@luc.edu or refer to the Loyola University HGSA website at: http://www.luc.edu/orgs/hgsa/

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JOB: Journalist, Tirana Times

Tirana Times, a weekly English language newspaper based in the Albanian capital, is looking to hire a Journalist.

Some of the basic requirements for the jobs are:
- Native-level English proficiency, of the sort acquired by being a native speaker or having lived, studied and worked in an English-speaking environment for more than four years.
- Journalism experience, acquired either through a journalism degree or through work in a newspaper or print publication.
- Experience in managing sections of print publications is a plus
- Communication skills in Albanian are a plus
- Knowledge of the Associated Press style is a plus
- Candidates must live or intend to move to Albania.
- Position includes writing for the newspaper, especially in the news section. Please send a short resume and clips to editor@tiranatimes.com.

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U.S. Department of State: 2008 Summer Clerical Student Program

We are pleased to inform you that we are now accepting applications for the 2008 Summer Clerical Program. Please click here (http://careers.state.gov/students/programs.html#SIP) for more information, and to start the online application process. The deadline to submit completed applications is January 4, 2008.

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December 03, 2007

ACPC Scholarship Awards

The ACPC Scholarship Committee is accepting applications for the 2008 Scholarship Awards. This SUMMER STUDY program allows American students of Polish descent to study at one of the many fine Polish Universities, thereby enriching their knowledge of Polish history, heritage, and culture. This year's Winner will receive $2000 towards tuition and transportation expenses.

Applications are available on the ACPC website: www.polishcultureacpc.org. For consideration by the scholarship committee, completed applications must be received by the chair on or before February 1, 2008.

The ACPC Scholarships WINNERS will be announced in March of 2008.

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2008 Frank Filipek and FPA Fine Arts Scholarships

The Friends of Polish Art announce that applications will be accepted for the 2008 Frank Filipek and the FPA Fine Arts Scholarship beginning January 1 through March 1.

Through the largess of the late Frank Filipek of Battle Creek, five fifteen hundred dollar scholarships will be awarded for academic studies in such areas including but not limited to: law, medicine, architecture, engineering, sciences, and the liberal arts.

This year, at least one FPA Fine Arts Scholarship will be given in the amount of one thousand dollars. This scholarship is for students pursuing studies in painting, sculpture, music, drama, theatre, dance and other forms of creative expression as well as history, literature, religion, philosophy, and Polish Studies.

All applications must be received no later than March 1, 2008. Previous recipients as well as non-Michigan residents are not eligible. Notification of awards will occur on or before May 1, 2008. Awards will be made payable to the individual and the institution where the recipient is enrolled. All scholarships will be presented at the Friends of Polish Art General Meeting scheduled for May 16, 2008. For further information, an application, or membership in the Friends of Polish Art, please see: www.friendsofpolishart.info/dotnetnuke

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Friends of Polish Arts, Short Story Competition

Are you a closet writer? Always wanted to see your name and creation in print? Here's your chance. Friends of Polish Arts (FPA) is proud to announce the 2007-2008 Short Story Competition.

The competition is open to all Michigan residents of Polish descent who are at least 18 years old. Entrants may submit up to two short stories on any subject they wish. Entries limited to 1500 words and must be the original work of the author that has never been published or won an award in any other competition. The entry fee is $10.00 per person. Deadline for entries is February 1, 2008.

Besides cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention, winner will have their stories published in the Friends of Polish Arts Newsletter, The American Council for Polish Culture Heritage, and in Tygodnik Swiat Polski, The Polish World.

Entry forms and rules are available at the Friends of Polish Arts website, http://friendsofpolishart.info/dotnetnuke or by contacting Janet Ann Hedin at janetannfpa@hotmail.com, 248-546-8004 or Susan Nash at Susannash4@aol.com, 734-428-9809.

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CFP: 2008 Midwest Slavic Conference

The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University Center for Slavic and East European Studies is proud to announce the 2008 Midwest Slavic Conference, to be held at the Blackwell Hotel and Conference Center 17-19 April 2008 on the campus of The Ohio State University. Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all disciplines related to Russian, East European, Central Asian, and Caucasian anthropology, business, contemporary culture, economics, history, linguistics, literature, political science, security studies, sociology, and other fields. The conference will open with a keynote address and reception on the evening of Thursday 17 April, followed by two days of academic and business-related panels.

Please send a one-paragraph abstract, along with a brief c.v. to csees@osu.edu by 1 February 2008. Persons proposing papers must be willing to be scheduled either Friday or Saturday. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit presentations. Limited funding will be available to subsidize graduate hotel lodging. Foreign travel cannot be supported. For more information, contact the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at 614.292.8770 or at csees@osu.edu.

For more information, please see http://slaviccenter.osu.edu/mwsc.html.

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CFP: Cognitive Capitalism Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 23-25.5.2008

Innovation and Social Development
Cognitive Capitalism: What Are the Conditions for Social Development?

IUC - INTER-UNIVERSITY CENTRE DUBROVNIK
Don Frana Bulica 4, HR-20000 Dubrovnik, CROATIA, Phone (+ 385 20) 413-626,
http://www.iuc.hr/k_detail.php?konfID=113

Date of Event: 23-25 May 2008

The conference works as an inter- and trans-disciplinary workshop. Its focus is generally on the key role of innovation in the knowledge society and its consequences for development at global, regional and local levels. Creation and dissemination of new knowledge, its commercialization and human capital development have become crucial factors for economic development. Taking into account different models of socioeconomic development through history, a variety of patterns of production, application and commercialization of knowledge emerge. Our fourth conference will continue to discuss all relevant aspects of this relationship with special emphasis on the concept of cognitive capitalism. Contributions dealing with other issues related to innovation and development are welcome as well.

The pervasive changes global capitalism has gone through have made some researchers argue it has outgrown a phase of industrial capitalism and entered a new one - cognitive capitalism. Unlike industrial capitalism, where the production of knowledge has been subordinated to the production of goods, the two spheres have now swapped places and become more interdependent. Cognitive capitalism coincides with the emergence of a 'knowledge-based economy', but is not its synonym. The changing relationship between capital and (the division of) labor, financialisation of the global economy, demonopolization and socialization of inventions and innovations as well as its influence on technical progress are only some of the spheres where we should seek reflections of this metamorphosis. Some of the questions considered at the conference will include the following:
- Is there a (European) alternative to the US model of capitalism or perhaps a convergence? Emerging or submerging economies of "New Europe" -quo vadis?
- Innovations for whom? From private benefits and social costs to social benefits and costs? From social productivity to private profits?
- How does financial capital articulate and captivate knowledge?
- What are the various scenarios of capital-labor relationship and social protection in new capitalism?

Selected papers will be published in a book edited by Andrea Fumagalli, Carlo Vercellone and Vladimir Cvijanović within series Socio-Economic Perspectives in South-Eastern Europe by Peter Lang Publishing Group. The book is planned for autumn 2008.

Paper Submission
January 31, 2008 - deadline for abstract
March 1, 2008 – notification of abstract acceptance

Conference fee is 40€ and is payable upon arrival.

Guidelines for Abstracts

The abstracts should be sent in word (preferred) or PDF format and should be up to 500 words long.
Please make sure they include your name, affiliation(s), as well as postal and e-mail addresses and your phone number. Send your abstract to one of the contact persons listed below.

Contact Persons:
Vladimir Cvijanović
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics & Business
Trg J.F. Kennedy 6, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: (+385 1) 888 9072; Fax: (+385 1) 233 5633
E-mail: vcvijanovic@efzg.hr
http://www.efzg.hr/vcvijanovic

Jasminka Lanjak
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
I. Lučića 3, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: (+385 1) 6120 184; Fax : (+385 1) 6120 007
E-mail: jlaznjak@ffzg.hr

Jadranka varc
Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar
Marulićev trg 19, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel. (+385 1) 4886-824
E-mail: jadranka.svarc@pilar.hr

Conference Directors:
 Richard Blandy, University of South Australia, Australia
Jasminka Lažnjak, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Željka Šporer, University of South Australia, Australia
Jadranka Švarc, Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Zagreb

Other information on the conference (accommodation, program, etc.) will be available soon at http://www.iuc.hr/k_detail.php?konfID=113

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JOB: American University (DC) seeks Instructor of Russian

We are looking for someone who would be interested in teaching one course of Elementary Russian in the Spring Semester 2008 at American University in Washington DC.

For more information, please contact:
Alina Israeli
Associate Professor of Russian
LFS, American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave.
Washington DC 20016
(202) 885-2387
fax (202) 885-1076
aisrael@american.edu

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STUDY ABROAD: Armenian Summer Institute in Yerevan

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Armenian Summer Institute in Yerevan
Summer 2008

Offering Introductory Courses in: Classical, Eastern and Western Armenian And a New Course in Armenian History


The University of Michigan Armenian Studies Program is pleased to announce this year’s Summer Institute which is to be held from June 28 through August 25, 2008 in Yerevan, Armenia. The program offers a unique opportunity to study the Armenian Language in an intensive, eight-week long format. This year, our Summer Institute is being expanded by the addition of a new, six-week long course on Armenian history and contemporary Armenia in the form of lectures and discussions to be held concurrently, from July 7 to August 15, 2008.

The SI is open to all undergraduate, graduate and professional school students, attending any North American or European colleges or universities, who wish to enroll in one of the following four sections: Classical, Eastern, or Western Armenian, or Armenian history. A series of lectures on Armenian culture and an extensive program of excursions and cultural events will supplement the courses. North American undergraduate students may take any of the courses for credit (8 credit hours) or non-credit. North American graduate students enroll for a non-credit certificate for Eastern or Western Armenian, and may take Classical Armenian for credit (6 hours.) European students may take any of the courses for a non-credit certificate only. The same academic and program criteria will apply to credit and non-credit students. A few partial scholarships, based on need, may be available.

In addition to high quality intensive language and history instruction the program offers the opportunity to live and learn in Armenia. The program is directed by Dr. Kevork Bardakjian, Marie Manoogian Professor of Armenian Language and Literature. Experienced and qualified instructors, including from Yerevan State University and the University of Michigan, will teach the courses.

The deadline for the submission of completed applications is March 3, 2007.

Applications can be found on line at http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/asp/

For more information please contact:
Gloria Caudill, Coordinator
1080 S. University, Suite 2603, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
E-mail: gcaudill@umich.edu
Telephone: (734) 763-0622

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Rotary World Peace Fellowships

Applications available for 2009-11 Rotary World Peace Fellowships

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2009-11 Rotary World Peace Fellowship. Pursue a master's degree in international studies, sustainable development, peace, and conflict resolution at one of the six Rotary Center at: University of California, Berkeley; Duke University; University of North Carolina; University of Bradford; International Christian University; University of Queensland; Universidad Del Salvador. Applicants must be committed to peace and have a minimum of three years professional experience, be proficient in a second language and have demonstrated a commitment to world peace and conflict resolution. For more information and to apply, visit www.rotary.org or email Laura Tell, laura.tell@rotary.org.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Journal of Identity and Migration Studies (JIMS)

The first issue of the Journal of Identity and Migration Studies - JIMS is now online and it can be accessed at: www.jims.e-migration.ro

The Journal of Identity and Migration Studies (JIMS) is an online review published semi-annually under the auspices of the Research Centre on Identity and Migration Issues - RCIMI, from the Faculty of Political Science and Communication Sciences, University of Oradea, Romania. For more details on the activity and projects of RCIMI please see the website of the research centre at: www.e-migration.ro

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CFP: “Traveling in War Zones,” Columbia University, New York, 7-8.3.2008

Traveling in War Zones
Columbia University
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Graduate Student Conference
March 7 & 8, 2008

Call for Papers Deadline: January 6, 2008

From Ground Zero to the Green Zone, war zones are rapidly losing what we might think of as their traditional forms. Since the birth of modern technological warfare, the museum diorama, with its grassy meadows and brightly colored columns of opposing troops, has ceased to bear any resemblance to the landscape of contemporary war. If we attempt a look from different perspectives, perhaps we will find that war and its territories have never been so simple to describe.

We are, therefore, soliciting papers that will respond to the conjunction of the phenomenon of travel with war zones. Who travels the war zone, by what means, and what kind of perspective on war emerges from this? (The perspective of the soldier as opposed to that of the civilian, the refugee, the journalist, the partisan, the mercenary, the tourist, etc.)

In the interests of interdisciplinarity, we are placing no restrictions on paper submissions - we welcome papers in fields from the history of technology to military history, literary studies, media studies, anthropology, and on.

Possible areas of interest might include, but are by no means limited to:
- How the experience of war manifests itself in the literary travelogue, and, conversely, how the experience of travel manifests itself in the war report.
- The development of transport technologies for the purpose of war, and their secondary repurposing for the purpose of travel (the horse, jeep, airplane, etc.).
- Descriptions of travel in crusade chronicles, documents of colonial conquests, war diaries, letters and postcards from the war front; how the experience of traveling war zones is captured in war sketches, photojournalism, private photo/video albums, etc.
- The wartime origins of psychological phenomena, such as nostalia and shock, and their historical transformations with respect to ongoing changes in the nature of displacement and rupture.
- Affinities and interferences between war and tourism.
- Traveling the Cold War (in reality and imagination).

Deadline for submission of abstracts (300-400 words): January 6, 2008.
Please submit abstracts to: germangradconference@columbia.edu

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CFP: Analytical Journal, “The Western Balkans-Part of the EU?”

Analytical is an electronic journal published by Analytica, which is focused on studying and analyzing the recent and ongoing socio-political and economic developments in the Western Balkans and the wider region. The journal includes contributions - articles, opinions, comments - that approach the subject area - countries of the Western Balkans - from various perspectives: political, IR, economic, historical, sociological, educational, etc.

Analytical now accepts submissions for the first issue. The topic of the first issue is: “The Western Balkans - part of the EU?”

The contributions to the first issue are expected to address the subject of prospective EU membership of the Western Balkan states, as well as the EU experiences of Romania and Bulgaria that joined the EU in the last round of EU enlargement. Contributions could address the various aspects of EU accession efforts of the Western Balkan countries including but not limited to: political efforts to fulfill Copenhagen criteria and SAP requirements, public perceptions, public discourse and popular culture, efforts for economic integration and regional cooperation, foreign investments in the area, migration issues and migration policies, historical perspectives of European integration, etc.

Important Note: The papers should be original and not previously published.

Format:
MS Word Document
Papers should be written in APA style (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APA_style).
Times New Roman
Font size: 12
Line spacing: 1,5
No indentation
Standard MS Word margins
Limited to 2000 - 5000 words

Submission deadline is January 31, 2008.
Submit to: journal@analyticamk.org

For more information about Analytica see: http://www.analyticamk.org/
For more information about Analytical and the Call for Papers see: http://www.analyticalmk.com/

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JOB: Roger Williams University (RI) seeks Assistant Professor of Eastern European History w/Historical Geography

Roger Williams University
Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences
Middle Eastern or Eastern European History with Historical Geography Emphasis
Tenure-Track

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled.

Description and Responsibilities:
The Department of History and American Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in Middle Eastern or Eastern European history with an emphasis in Historical Geography. Primary responsibilities include teaching introductory and upper level courses in history, geography, and historiography/research methods, as well as sections of the University interdisciplinary core history course.

In general, all tenure-track RWU faculty must demonstrate effectiveness in the following four categories: 1) teaching; 2) academic advising and program development; 3) scholarly, professional and/or creative activities; and 4) institutional and/or community service.

Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in Middle Eastern or Eastern European history with specialization in Historical Geography is required. Ability to offer survey courses in western civilization and/or world history is highly desirable. Demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence and experience with curricular development is also highly desirable.

Candidates must also present evidence of an on-going program of scholarly/creative activity.

Contact Person:
Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jeffrey Meriwether (jmeriwether@rwu.edu) for further information.

To Apply:
Qualified applicants should send:
1) letter of intent including statements of teaching philosophy and research interests;
2) a current vita;
3) names and contact information of at least three references.

Applications should be submitted to:
Historical Geography Search Committee (ref. #FAC08-005)
C/O Dean of Arts & Sciences
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, Rhode Island 02809-2921

About Roger Williams University: Roger Williams University offers an outstanding benefits package and salary commensurate with qualifications, as well as a superb quality of life in a scenic setting. Please visit http://www.rwu.edu for more information.

Roger Williams University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.

Email: jmeriwether@rwu.edu
Website: http://rwu.edu

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Medieval Slavic Summer Institute

MEDIEVAL SLAVIC SUMMER INSTITUTE
The Ohio State University
June 23-July 18, 2008

The Hilandar Research Library (HRL)/Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS) and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures (DSEELL) at The Ohio State University will host a four-week intensive Summer Institute for qualified graduate students in Columbus, Ohio, June 23-July 18, 2008. The Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI) will offer: Practical Slavic Palaeography (Slavic 814) and Readings in Church Slavonic (Slavic 812). All lectures will be in English.

Manuscript material on microform from the Hilandar Research Library's extensive holdings forms a large part of the lectures and exercises. Participants will also have the opportunity to work with original manuscripts and to conduct their own individualized research on manuscript collections materials found in the HRL. Also planned is a program of lectures on related topics and other activities.

Applicants must be graduate students with a B.A. degree and with a reading knowledge of Cyrillic and of at least one Slavic language. Preference will be given to applicants with reading knowledge of Old Church Slavonic or some other pre-modern Slavic language.

The Hilandar Research Library, the largest repository of medieval Slavic Cyrillic texts on microform in the world, includes the holdings from over 100 monastic, private, museum, and library collections of twenty-one countries. There are over 5,000 Cyrillic manuscripts on microform in the HRL, as well as over 700 Cyrillic early printed books from prior to 1800 on microform. The holdings range from the eleventh to twentieth centuries, with a particularly strong collection of manuscripts from the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries. About half of the manuscripts are East Slavic, with much of the remainder South Slavic in provenience.

For further information about the HRL/RCMSS, visit its website at http://cmrs.osu.edu/rcmss/ - see issues of the HRL/RCMSS newsletter, Cyrillic Manuscript Heritage, on the HRL/RCMSS website for an account of MSSI 1999 (issue #6), MSSI 2001 (issue #10), MSSI 2003 (issue #14) and MSSI 2006 (issue #20). The OSU Slavic Department website address is http://slavic.osu.edu/.

For further information on eligibility, credit, housing, financial aid, and to obtain an application to the MSSI, please contact the HRL/RCMSS at hilandar@osu.edu or Hilandar Research Library and Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies, 610 Ackerman Road, Columbus, Ohio 43202-4500.

Deadline for receipt of application: 21 March 2008.

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