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November 25, 2008

Study Abroad: International Security, 04/14-18/2009, University of New York/Tirana

Course on International Security, University of New York/Tirana,
Albania, Apr 14-18, 2009

http://www.peaceopstraining.org/classroom_course_detail.php?cid=827

The Course on International Security aims to provide to the students a
wide and updated overview of the field of International Security. While the first module is dealing with the theoretical framework provided by an approach based on Critical Security Studies, Strategic Studies, and Intelligence, the second, third, and fourth modules are the real case studies. History of the Armed Conflict aims to help the students to grasp the main differences between the conflicts erupted before and after the end of the Cold War, and more precisely the wars in Bosnia, Uganda, the First and the Second Golf War, the importance of natural and energy resources for conflicts, and a wide understanding of the cause of Ethnic Conflicts. Global Terrorism analyses all the aspect related to the phenomenon of Terrorism. Particular attention is paid to the War on Terror as a social laboratory. Peacekeeping and International Conflict Resolution will provide the strong theoretical framework to understand all the above confrontations and opens the debate to Human Security, Security and Development, and Civil Military Collaboration approaches as
alternative and possible valid solutions for lasting peace in conflict
areas. The Course on "International Security" provides 2
American Credit Hours.

First Module: International Security Concepts; Strategic Studies
Concepts; Intelligence;

Second Module: History of Armed Conflicts: "Old Wars", "New
Wars"; Ethnic Conflicts;

Third Module: Global Terrorism (GT)#

Fourth Module: Peacekeeping and International Conflict Resolution
(PICR)#

# GT and PICR are official Peace Operations Training Institute (POTI)
courses

Contact:

Dr. Giovanni ERCOLANI: drercolani@yahoo.co.uk

University of New York/Tirana
Rr. "Komuna e Parisit" prane Kopshtit Botanik
P.O.Box 2301
Tirana - Albania
Phone: 355 42 273056
Fax: 355 42 273059

www.unyt.edu.al

http://www.peaceopstraining.org/classroom_course_detail.php?cid=827

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Jobs: Social Justice

Social Justice Jobs Available to UM graduating students and alums!

Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be on the UM campus on Monday, Dec. 8 @ 7PM in Mason Hall 1460 to discuss careers in the field of community organizing, and to schedule interviews with students interested in empowering their communities and working for social change.

Please RSVP if you are interested by contacting Sunil Joy at
sunil@thedartcenter.org or calling 785.841.2680 with your name, phone # and email address.

DART is now accepting applications for the 2009 DART Organizers
Institute, the paid, four-month field school for people interested in
launching a career in community organizing. Participants will undergo acombined classroom and field training covering such topics as:

* Entering a community
* Identifying and training local leaders * Strategic planning and issuecutting
* Relationship and community building * Direct Action on
community issues * Fundraising

The DART Center, has built coalitions throughout the country that have
won important victories on a broad set of justice issues including:

* Education reform in low-performing public schools * Job Training *
Drugs and Violence * Criminal Recidivism * Living Wage * Neighborhood
Revitalization * Predatory Lending * Affordable Housing, etc.

The DART Organizers Institute combines a 7-day classroom orientation
with 15 weeks of infield training at a DART host organization. This is a paid training program that includes: a $7,000 living stipend,
transportation to the classroom orientation and host city, and mileage
reimbursement during the infield training.
Room, board, and tuition will also be paid by DART during the 7-day
classroom training. After successful completion of the program, DART
will work to place graduates into permanent full time salaried positions ranging from ($27-30,000/year for Associate Organizers and $30-34,000 for Lead Organizers).

Graduates from the four month DART Organizers Institute have gone onto
accept Executive Director and Associate Community Organizing positions
throughout the country.

The 7-day classroom orientation and 15 week infield training starts July 12, 2009 and runs through November 7, 2009. Training locations will include placements in several states around the country.

Although it may be helpful, no direct experience is necessary. Organizer Trainees (OTs) hired to participate in the DART Organizers Institute must demonstrate a desire to pursue community organizing as a long-term mprofessional career. A master's degree or similar life experience is preferred though unnecessary. Candidates must have a college degree or be graduating prior to June 1, 2009. Also, candidates must display a workmanlike diligence, be driven to produce sustained results, have proven capacity to build relationships of trust, create and execute a plan, act professionally, feel comfortable working with religious institutions, be accountable and willing to hold others accountable,
demonstrate disciplined thought and action, and work in a team setting. OTs must also have access to a car during their training and be flexible regarding relocation. Fluency in Spanish/English is a plus and people of color are encouraged to apply.

To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to send your
resume to: Sunil Joy, DART Network, 820 New York Street Lawrence, KS 66044 or by email: sunil@thedartcenter.org. If you have any questions, please call: (785) 841-2680.
Also, you can download applications or view profiles from previous OTs
at the DART website: www.thedartcenter.org.

Sunil Joy
DART Network
ph: (785) 841-2680
email: sunil@thedartcenter.org
www.thedartcenter.org

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Fellowships and Seminars: The Intersection of Diaspora, Immigration, and Gender in World History, OSU

Fellowships and Seminars at The Center for Historical Research, The Ohio State University


The Center for Historical Research brings together faculty, students, and the general public to examine the historical foundation and development of critical issues of global importance. The Center offers resident fellowships for senior and junior faculty, as well as those completing dissertations. We also invite members of the academic community and independent scholars to make presentations at our seminars.


In the academic years 2009-2011, we will be studying, “The Intersection of Diaspora, Immigration, and Gender in World History.� We believe that a gendered analysis of group migrations may reveal new patterns in diaspora and immigration history, shed light on specific migrations, and bridge the historiographical gap between diaspora and immigration histories. A gendered analysis of group migrations may help us better differentiate the meaning of forced and voluntary migrations, and the processes by which people maintained, discarded, and transformed their cultures, and their host cultures.


For the 2009-2010 academic year we are conducting a fellowship competition and seeking presenters whose research falls in the broad period extending from the Ancient World through the 18th century. (The 2010-2011 academic year will cover from the 19th century to the present.) We invite scholars from all disciplines, studying any peoples and geographic area(s) relevant to our program. Application information for fellowships can be found on our website, http://chr.osu.edu/, and are due by February 1, 2009. Those interested in making presentations at the seminars should contact the CHR director, Alan Gallay, at osuchr@osu.edu

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Please address inquiries and submit applications to: The Center for Historical Research, Dulles Hall 239, 230 W. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210

Alan Gallay
The Center for Historical Research
Dulles Hall 239
230 W. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Email: osuchr@osu.edu
Visit the website at http://chr.osu.edu/

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Job: Summer Resident Director American Councils, Moscow

Summer Resident Director American Councils
Moscow/St. Petersburg/Vladimir, Russia

American Councils is currently seeking qualified Resident Directors to
work on summer programs ranging from five-to-eight-weeks in length. In
Moscow, programs are based at Moscow International University, Moscow
State University (Summer Teachers Program), and the Moscow Higher School of Economics (Contemporary Russia). In St. Petersburg, programs are hosted by the Russian State Pedagogical University (Herzen); and in Vladimir, by the KORA Russian Language Center.

Resident Directors represent American Councils in their actions and
words during the tenure of their appointment. They must be available to program participants on a daily basis; observe participant classes at Russian host universities; meet regularly with teachers, administrators, and participants; and arrange group travel and cultural programs. Resident Directors must be available to participants during any emergencies that arise and must communicate regularly with the Russian/Eurasian Outbound program staff in Washington, DC.

Prior to departure for Russia, all Resident Directors must attend
American Councils orientation programs for both staff and participants. Resident Directors are required to travel to Russia with their respective participant groups at the beginning of their programs and return to Washington, DC with the group at the end of the program. The Summer Resident Directors report to the Russian/Eurasian Outbound Office Program Manager.

Anticipated Employment Dates: early June - to mid August 2009 (exact
appointment dates will vary according to program specifics).

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree or higher in Russian language or area studies or
equivalent; Advanced Russian language skills -- written and oral (minimum 2/2+ on ACTFL scale) Study, work, or extensive travel experience in Russia; Experience overseeing and guiding groups;
Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling; and
Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability.

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


Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2008. However, we
will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled.

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is an
international non-profit organization working to advance education,
research, and mutual understanding across the
United States and the nations of Southeastern Europe, Eurasia, and South Asia. With a staff of over 370 professionals, American Councils designs, implements, and supports innovative programs in education, professional development, and scholarly research.

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Russian Studies, Carleton College Ottawa

The Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies in the Faculty of Public Affairs at Carleton University invites applications for a five-year term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2009. The position requires a
completed Ph.D. (or expected in 2009), evidence of high-quality
research, and good teaching potential.

Applicants' fields of expertise may include economics, political
economy, economic sociology, or a related field (which may be as an
economically-oriented subfield within disciplines other than economics). In addition, a regional specialization in Central and Eastern Europe, particularly in the area of the expanded EU, is preferred. The successful candidate would be expected to teach courses on European economic integration and on the post-communist economic transition, and will have demonstrated ability to relate his or her research and teaching to approaches in other disciplines.

The successful candidate will offer primary support to the EU/European
Studies stream of the Institute's programs, including participation in
the Institute's core interdisciplinary
seminar for MA students. Applicants are requested, by January 9, 2009, to forward a letter of
application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio or evidence of
teaching performance, or a statement of teaching philosophy to
Dr. Andrea Chandler, Director, Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies,
Dunton Tower 1308,
Carleton University,
1125 Colonel By Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6,
email: andrea_chandler@carleton.ca

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent
to the same address by the same date. For more information on the
Institute, see http://www.carleton.ca/eurus

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Young People Today in Eurasia and Eastern Europe, IREX

2009 Regional Symposium Grants IREX

Prospects and Challenges for the First Post-Communist Generation:
Young People Today in Eurasia and Eastern Europe

In Spring 2009, IREX, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson
International Center for Scholars' Kennan Institute and East European
Studies Program (WWC), will be administering its ninth annual research
Symposium that will examine issues concerning youth in Eastern Europe
and Eurasia from political, historical, economic, and demographic
perspectives. The symposium will bring junior and senior scholars and
members of the policy community together to study and discuss timely
topics, including economic trends, political parties, education reform, public health, reproductive trends, and trafficking and other
cross-border criminal activity.

Junior scholars will be chosen based on a national competition to
present their current research on the topic of the Symposium. Grants
will be awarded to approximately ten junior scholars. The Regional
Symposium is scheduled to take place in April 2009 in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and will involve two full days of reviews of current research projects, roundtable discussions, and the development of policy recommendations.
http://www.irex.org/programs/symp/index.asp

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Research Associate, Mount Holyoke

Research Associateship
Five College Women's Studies Research Center

FIVE COLLEGE WOMEN'S STUDIES RESEARCH CENTER
A collaborative project of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke,
and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts,
Amherst. The Center invites applications for its RESEARCH
ASSOCIATESHIPS for 2009-2010 from scholars and
teachers at all levels of the educational system, as well as
from artists, community organizers and political activists,
both local and international.

Associates are provided with offices in our spacious facility,
faculty library privileges, and the collegiality of a diverse
community of feminists. Research Associate applications
are accepted for either a semester or the academic year.
The Center supports projects in all disciplines so long as
they focus centrally on women or gender. Research
Associateships are non-stipendiary. We accept about 15-
18 Research Associates per year.

Applicants should submit a project proposal (up to 4 pages),
curriculum vitae, two letters of reference, and application
cover sheet. Submit all applications to: Five College Women's
Studies Research Center, Mount Holyoke College, 50
College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075-6406. Deadline
is February 9, 2009.

For further information, contact the Center at TEL 413.538.
2275, FAX 413.538.3121, email fcwsrc@fivecolleges.edu,
website: http://www.fivecolleges.edu/sites/fcwsrc

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Post-doc: Slavic, Chicago

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

The University of Chicago invites applications from candidates
in Slavic languages and media studies for a two year, post-
doctoral fellowship-instructorship, running from Fall 2009 to
Spring 2011.

Candidates should work in one or more of the major Slavic
languages and cultures (including Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian,
Czech, Polish, and Russian) with a research emphasis on the
theory and practice of contemporary media, which could
include contemporary cinema and print in addition to television,
popular music and digital media. The committee welcomes
applications from candidates with degrees in various disciplines,
including Anthropology, History, Linguistics, Music, Sociology,
or Slavic Languages and Literatures, as long as their work
displays theoretical sophistication and focuses on contemporary
media culture. Appointed as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the
Rank of Instructor, the successful candidate will be expected
to teach two quarter-length courses of his/her own devising,
one for undergraduates and one for graduate students, in each
year of the two award years. It is anticipated that the Fellow
will work closely with other relevant programs within the
University to help establish the University of Chicago as a
leader in this emerging field. The Fellows will be matched
with one or more faculty mentors to ensure that the two years
in residence at the University are of maximum benefit to the
Fellows' research agenda and career path. This is a
residential fellowship; persons holding tenure-track
appointments are ineligible to apply, and candidates must
have received their Ph.D. within the five academic years
previous to the year of award.

Applicants should submit a CV, transcripts, samples of
scholarly writing, three letters of recommendation, and a
cover letter in hard copy to:

Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow Search
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Chicago
1130 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637-1539

E-mails and faxes will not be considered. Review of
applications will begin on 2 February 2008.

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CfP: Religion and Democratisations, 04/17-18/2009, London

Deadline: December 19, 2008

'Religion and Democratisations', London Metropolitan University, London, UK, April 2009

The aim of the conference is to examine and assess the relevance of
religion for democratization in both the developing and developed world.

The question of how religious traditions and actors might affect the
possibility of successful democratization has long been a controversial issue. Soon after World War II, writers stressed the importance of political culture in explaining success or failure of democratization in West Germany, Italy and Japan. Religious traditions - for example, Roman

Catholicism in Italy and Christian Democracy in West Germany - were said to be important in the (re)making of a country's political culture after an experience of totalitarian regimes.

Later, in the 1960s and 1970s, a 'new orthodoxy' emerged. It focused
upon institutional or economic factors, as key components affecting
democratization. 'Cultural' issues such as religion were seen as
marginal, even irrelevant, to democratization. During the 'third wave of democracy' (mid-1970s-mid-1990s), very little attention was paid to
religion. Poland was however an exception - the Roman Catholic Church
played a key role in undermining the communist regime and helping to
establish democracy.

Focusing upon the East European democratizing experience more generally, political scientists, such as Juan Linz and Alfred Stepan, argued in the mid-1990s that religion was not a key explanatory factor explaining democratization. Focusing on the Muslim world at the same time, Fred Halliday argued that barriers to democracy in Muslim countries were primarily linked to certain social and political features that such societies shared - such as long histories of authoritarian rule and weak civil societies - and, although some of those features tended to be legitimized in terms of 'Islamic doctrine', there was in fact nothing specifically 'Islamic' about them. For Samuel Huntington, religion was a crucial factor in two regards: (1) 'clashing civilizations', an idea that has seen much prominence since 9/11, and (2) democratization. For Huntington, religions have a crucial impact on democratization.

The conference will examine key debates on religion and democratization from three main perspectives:
* religious traditions have core elements which are more or less
conducive to democratization and democracy;
* religious traditions may be multi-vocal - yet at any moment there may
be dominant voices more or less receptive to democratization;
* religious actors rarely if ever determine democratization outcomes,
yet in various ways and with various outcomes they can be of
significance for democratization.

My intention is to hold the conference on 17-18 April, 2009. As soon as I can, I will confirm these dates. The conference is to be sponsored by the journal, Democratization. The journal, which I co-edit, intends to publish a special issue in late 2009, including selected papers from the conference. There will some level of subsidy for paper givers for both transport to London and hotel accommodation.

WHAT I REQUIRE AT THIS STAGE IS EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST IN ATTENDING,
PLUS TENTATIVE PAPER TITLES, AND A BRIEF ABSTRACT, C. 200 WORDS. Please respond by December 19, 2008.

Jeff Haynes jeff.haynes@londonmet.ac.uk

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CfP: Univerum Journal, Prishtina

Call for papers - Universum Journal

The Institute for Research and Consultations of the Universum
University in Prishtina, Kosovo, invites, professors, scholars,
professionals, policymakers, decision makers, researchers and
students to submit papers, essays and book reviews for the second
Volume of the Universum Journal to be published in January 2009.

The Universum Journal is a periodical scientific publication with an
interdisciplinary nature and a bilingual structure - Albanian and
English, focused mainly, but not only, in public policy. The
Universum Journal will be published under the supervision of the
Institute for Research and Consultations of the Universum University
and its Publishing Board.

All contributions are required to comply with our publication rules
as in following:

Contribution size: from 2500 – 10.000 words including
footnotes (N/A for book reviews)
Line space: 1.5
Font type: Times New Roman
Text size: 12 pt
Abstract: about 200 – 250 words
Brief CV of the author: up to 100 words.
Language: Albanian and English (contributions may be submitted in both languages)

All contributions are expected to be written in accordance with
Chicago Manual of Style, fifteenth edition, the humanities style
rules. For more information please visit the Chicago Manual Style
website at:
http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html.

The submission deadline is 15 December, 2008.

The publication of contributions will be decided by the Publishing
Board of the Universum Journal. All the authors of contributions
accepted for publication, depending by the size of their
contributions will be entitled to receive a symbolic honorarium from
50 – 100 Euros and three free copies of the journal.

The focus for the second Volume will be mainly on the following
topics:

1. The Economic Transition of South East European Countries
2. The Challenges of European Integration for Western Balkans
3. The European Perspective of Kosovo
4. The Foreign Direct Investments in Western Balkans
5. Building Democracy in Multi-ethnic Societies
6. The Regional Integration in Western Balkans
7. International Law vs. Domestic Law
8. Global Financial Crisis and its impact in Western Balkans
9. Lisbon Treaty and its impact in the EU Enlargement

Other related topics may also be considered.

For any further information please contact:

Mr. Vilhard Shala
Assistant Editor
Universum Journal

Institute for Research and Consultations
Universum University
Veterniku p.n. Prishtina, Kosova
Tel. +381 38 544 210
journal@universum-ks.org
www.universum-ks.org

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Internship - AER Brussels Office

The Assembly of European Regions (AER) is the largest independent network of regions in wider Europe. Bringing together more than 270 regions from 33 countries and 13 interregional organisations, AER is the political voice of its members and a forum for interregional co-operation.


AER is looking for an intern to work for up to 6 months in its Brussels Office, from 1st December 2008.

Profile:
Candidates should have a strong interest - and preferably some experience - in European affairs and a general understanding of European policies. Preference will be given to students in European affairs or related studies and candidates who speak at least TWO European languages. The internship will be based in AER's Brussels office.

Duties:
The successful candidate will be involved in information and communication activities of the office, including:
- Daily monitoring of EU news for AER members
- Supporting the organisation of monthly events in Brussels
- Liaising with Brussels-based member regions and fostering AER's contacts with key stakeholders
- Represent the AER in conferences and events
- Dissemination of key information to colleagues in Strasbourg

In addition, the intern will support the work of the AER Press and Communications department, i.e. Assisting AER's spokesman with media relations and communications work

Conditions:
For all internships within the AER, a contract must be signed by the AER and the student's home University/School/Institute. Please note that this is compulsory. Students receive 150 euros per month for their training period. Please note that travel and living costs must be met by the students.

More about AER: www.aer.eu

Application: Send a cv to Anja Ruhland: a.ruhland@aer.eu

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CfP Journal: Sextures. A New Central and East European Spaces for Sexualities in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Please reply to: editor@sextures.net

SEXTURES - VIRTUAL FORUM AND E-JOURNAL

A NEW CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN SPACE FOR SEXUALITIES IN THE HUMANITIES, ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

http://www.sextures.net/home
SEXTURES provides a forum for open intellectual debate across the arts, humanities and social sciences about all aspects affecting the intricate connections between politics, culture and sexuality primarily, but not exclusively, in the Balkans, Eastern and Central Europe. It aims to offer new and challenging debates on sexualities to academic and non-academic audiences in these regions and globally.

All articles submitted to the e-journal will be refereed by members of the editorial board and external referees when required. All contributions submitted for publication in a thematic strand will be reviewed by the editor of that thematic strand and/or a member of the editorial board when required. Sextures plans to become a fully (double-blind) refereed international e-journal of the arts, humanities and social sciences in the near future. Articles in thematic strands can be published at any time of the year, while the e-journal will initially publish bi-annually, with the intention to publishing 3 issues a year in the near future.

We are seeking articles, essays, reviews, visual and audio material, or artwork in a wide range of disciplines across the arts, humanities and social sciences. Reading our concept will help you get a sense of the kinds of work and approaches we intend to publish. If in doubt read other articles already published on the website or email us.

We are particularly interested in the following topics:
* Sexual citizenship
* Human rights and sexual identities
* Reproductive rights of women
* Geographies of sexualities
* The interface between ethnicity, class, religion, age, gender and
sexuality
* Sexual identities/sexual communities
* Sex tourism
* Representations of sexualities in the Balkans, Eastern and Central
Europe, including pornography and mass media communications of sexualities
* All aspects of sex work (health, criminal, social, etc.)
* Globalization of sexualities
* Postsocialist transition and the diversification of sexualities
* Social aspects of health and sexuality (including the links between
drug/alcohol use and sex work, drugs and sex, HIV, HEP C)
* Cultural representations of HIV/AIDS in the Balkans, Eastern and
Central Europe
* Commercialization of sex and sexualities
* Internet and sex/sexualities
* Methodologies for sex research
* Sexual politics
* Nationalism and sex/sexuality
* Love and intimacy
* Key thinkers and theories of sexuality
* Queer ethics
* Queer theory
* Gendering of sexualities
* Transgressive sexualities
* Sex at work
* Sexual harassment and sexual violence
* Feminism and sexualities
* Traditional/unconventional masculinities and sexualities
* Narrative of sexualities
* Youth pregnancy and adolescent sexualities
* Gender blending/transitioning
* Constructions of deviant sexualities as national threats in discourses
of national security
* Sex in schools and sex education
* Bodies and sexualities
* Moral panics and the regulations of sex and sexual identities
* Politicization of sex and sexualization of politics
* Stigma, shame, sex and love

SEXTURES also welcomes book reviews; interviews; reviews of films and film festivals; reviews of video clips; panel discussions and debates; photographs and accompanying material; audio and video clips; information about undergraduate and postgraduate courses in sexualities in the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe; relevant calls for grant or research proposals, information about donors supporting research in the area of sexualities in the above mentioned regions; information about activist projects in the area of lesbian, gay, transgender and women's rights; anti-gay violence projects,
anti-trafficking projects; HIV/HEP C prevention projects; bibliographies of sex research in the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe; conference announcements and reports; etc.

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post-docs: 50 Newton Fellowships for post-doctorial researchers, UK

50 Newton Fellowships for post-doctoral researchers who do not hold
UK citizenship and work in the fields of humanities, natural and
social sciences

A new round of Newton Fellowships - an initiative to fund research
collaborations and improve links between UK and overseas researchers
- has opened.

The Newton International Fellowships are funded by the British
Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society and
aim to attract the most promising post-doctoral researchers working
overseas in the fields of humanities, engineering, natural and social
sciences. The Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years
with a UK research institution, thus establishing long-term
international collaborations.

The funding will be distributed in the form of 50 research
fellowships, awarded annually, each providing support of up to
£100,000 for a two year placement. The scheme is open to post-
doctoral (and equivalent) early-career researchers working outside
the UK who do not hold UK citizenship.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 12 January 2009.

Further details are available from the Newton International
Fellowships website: www.newtonfellowships.org
or call 00 44 (0)20
7451 2559.

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Funding: Truman Scholarship Foundation


Program Number: 01998
Title: Harry S. Truman Scholarships


Sponsor: Truman (Harry S.) Scholarship Foundation

SYNOPSIS:
The sponsor awards merit-based scholarships to college students who
wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in
government or elsewhere in public service.

Deadline(s): 02/03/2009
Established Date: 06/07/1983
Follow-Up Date: 11/01/2009
Review Date: 11/19/2008

Contact:


Address: 712 Jackson Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
U.S.A.
E-mail: office@truman.gov
Web Site: http://www.truman.gov/
Program URL:
http://www.truman.gov/candidates/candidates_show.htm?cat_id=777&doc_id=2
92206

Tel: 202-395-4831
Fax: 202-395-6995
Deadline Ind: Receipt

Deadline Open: No
*See Restrictions for further information.

DEADLINE NOTE
Schools may have an earlier deadline.

Award Type(s): Student Scholarship

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)
U.S. Non-Citizen National

Locations Tenable: Any/No Restrictions

Appl Type(s): Undergraduate Student
College, 2-year
College, 4-year
Colleges/Universities

Target Group(s): NONE
Funding Limit: $30,000
Duration: 4 YEAR(s)
Indirect Costs: Unspecified
Cost Sharing: No
Sponsor Type: Federal

Geo. Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS


CFDA#:

OBJECTIVES:
Sixty to sixty-five students will be awarded Truman Scholarships in
2009. They will receive leadership training, graduate school
counseling, preferential admission and merit-based aid to some premier
graduate institutions, and internship opportunities with federal
agencies. They will establish friendships with persons sharing similar
values and interests.

ELIGIBILITY
Each nominee must be: a full-time junior-level student at a
four-year institution pursuing a bachelor's degree during the
2008-2009 academic year. "Junior" here means a student who plans to
continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a
baccalaureate degree between December 2009 and August 2010, a student
in his or her second or third year of collegiate study who expects to
graduate during the 2008-2009 academic year, or a senior-level student
who is a resident of Puerto Rico or the Islands; committed to a career
in public service as defined above; in the upper quarter of his or her
class, and; a United States citizen or a United States national from
American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Resident aliens (green card holders) are not eligible. In 2009, one or
more scholarships will be available to a qualified resident nominee in
each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and,
considered as a single entity, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American
Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (the
Islands).

FUNDING
Scholars are eligible to receive up to $15,000 for the first year
of graduate study. They are eligible to receive up to $15,000 for the
final year of graduate study. Scholars are required to work in public
service for three of the seven years following completion of a
Foundation funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving
funding. The award may be used only for tuition, fees,books, and room
and board or other specifically approved expenses. Payments from the
sponsor may be received to supplement, but not to duplicate, benefits
from the educational institution or from other foundations,
institutions, or organizations. The combined benefits from all sources
may not exceed the costs of tuition, fees, books, and room and board
as prescribed by the institution's cost-of-attendance budget.
(cas)

KEYWORDS: Agriculture
History
BEHAVIORAL/SOCIAL SCIENCES
Economics
Public Planning/Policy
Environmental Planning/Policy
Political Science
Government Studies
International Relations/Diplomacy
Social Services
Public Affairs
EDUCATION
ENGINEERING
Public Health
LAW
Public Administration
Management/Not-for-Profit Organizations
Human Resources
Biological Sciences
Environmental Conservation
Physical Sciences
Technology Planning/Policy
Environmental Management

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CfP: International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, 12/02-02/2009, Malaysia

3rd International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities
The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, National University of Malaysia (UKM), is pleased to announce our 3rd International Conference on the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Abstracts due: May 7, 2009


The theme of the conference is The Progressive Impact of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities: Towards the Regeneration of Knowledge.


The conference will be held on 2-3 December, 2009 at UKM, Bangi, Malaysia.


We welcome papers in these areas: • Epistemology and Methodology • Nation-building and Cultural Identity • Political Violence and Terrorism • Social Movements and Democratization • Politics and Economy • Globalization and the New Security Agenda • Human and Social Developments • Media and Communication • Environment and Sustainability • Religion, Civilization and Philosophy • Area Studies • Peace and Conflict • Multiculturalism and Multi-literacies


Please visit our website at www.ukm.my/icosh09 for further information, including submission guidelines and conference registration.


The Secretariat International Conference On Social Sciences And Humanities (ICOSH09) UKM, Bangi, Malaysia

ICOSH 2009
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA
43600 BANGI, MALAYSIA
TEL: +603-8921-5210
Fax: +603-8921-3541
E-mail: icosh09@ukm.my
Email: rozaineekhai@yahoo.com

Visit the website at http://www.ukm.my/icosh09

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November 19, 2008

CfP: Southeast European Studies Association, 05/29-31/ 2009, Chicago

Deadline January 19, 2009

Call For Papers: Fourth Biennial Conference of the Southeast European
Studies Association (SEESA)

Continuing upon the success of previous SEESA conferences, the fourth
biennial SEESA conference will be hosted by the Center for East
European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at the University of Chicago
(Chicago, Illinois) on 29-31 May 2009.

The Organizing Committee is now accepting proposals for papers that
treat some aspect of the Southeast European region, including the
successor states of the former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania,
Albania, Greece, Moldova, and Turkey. All disciplines are welcome,
including but not restricted to, anthropology, cultural studies,
education, film studies, art history, folklore, history, language,
literature, linguistics, political science, and sociology. Papers
will be 20 minutes in length, with an additional 10 minutes for
questions and discussion.

Potential presenters should submit paper proposals by sending a title
and a one-page abstract of the proposed paper, together with the
author's name, address, and contact information (phone and e-mail).
The deadline for submitting all proposals is 19 January 2009. The
program will be announced in late February 2009.

Please address all questions to Elisabeth Elliott
(eelliott@northwestern.edu).
Titles, abstracts, and contact information may be sent by e-mail to
eelliott@northwestern.edu
by fax to 847-467-2596 in care of Elisabeth Elliott or to the address
below. Submissions by e-mail are preferred.

___________________________________________
Elisabeth Elliott, Ph.D.
President of Southeast European Studies Association (SEESA)
Director of Slavic Languages
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
1860 Campus Drive
Crowe Hall, #4-125 (4th floor, new wing of Kresge Hall)
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208-2163
Off: 847-491-8082
Dept.:847-491-5636
Fax:847-467-2596
E-mail: eelliott@northwestern.edu
http://www.slavic.northwestern.edu/

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PROG. INFO.- China's Northern Frontier: Onsite Seminar, July14-Aug. 5, 2009

Registration deadline 1/1/2009

PROG. INFO.- China's Northern Frontier: Onsite Seminar, July 14-Aug. 5, 2009

With support from Yale University Council on East Asian Studies,
Beijing University and Silkroad Foundation have organized for summer
2009 a special field study program of China's northern frontier.
Border or Frontier Studies have attracted the attention of scholars
who focus both on China and on Inner Asia. The border region not only
marks the limits of the political and military power of ancient China, but was also the area within which cultural contact took place between Inner Asia and China proper. It was here in the border region that nomadic peoples accumulated the power which enabled them to move into China proper and establish their new dynasties. Therefore, along the borders in northern and northwestern China there are numerous ancient sites, including architecture, tombs, fortresses,petroglyphs, and Buddhist caves, many of them strikingly well preserved.

This field program will travel and cover four provinces - Gansu,
Ninxia, Inner Mongolia, and Liaoning. With the help of local
archaeologists, this program will start from Lanzhou and travel along
the border to Shenyang, visiting more than thirty sites in three
weeks. In addition to the program director, Professor Luo Xin from
Beijing University, the invited speakers include Albert Dien, Mimi
Yiengpruksawan, Nancy Steinhardt, François Louis from the United
States, and Zheng Binglin, Zhang Defang, Luo Feng, Wei Zhong, Tian
Likun, and Tala from China.

The goal of the program is to examine the importance of this border
area in China, and promote the development of border studies through
an understanding of the new links between archaeological data and
Chinese written sources.

The official language of the program is English.

Registration

The online registration should be submitted to the Silkroad Foundation
by 1/1/2009. The full nonrefundable payment is due by 3/31/2009.Maximum of thirty participants will be accepted.

To register, please visit Silkroad Foundation website:
http://www.silkroad foundation. Org

Contacts

Program Director
Professor Luo Xin, Beijing University
Email: luoxin@pku.edu.cn

Silkroad Foundation
Email: frontierseminar@silkroadfoundation.org

List of Lectures

Zheng Binglin (Lanzhou University): The Historical Landmarks of the
Gansu Corridor

Zhang Defang (the Archaeological Institute of Gansu Province): An
introduction to the Han woodslips in Gansu Province

Luo Xin (Peking University): The Changing Frontier: Between the Great
Wall and the Mongolian Gobi

Luo Feng (The Archaeological Institute of Ningxia Province): Guyuan:
The Stories Told by the Non-Chinese Tombs

Wei Zhong (Guyuan Museum): The Historical Sites in Guyuan and the New
Archaeological Discoveries

Albert Dien (Stanford University): The Life and Career of a Sabao, The Case of Shijun

Tala (The Archaeological Institute of Inner Mongolia): Recent
Archaeological Discoveries Relating to Frontier Studies in Inner Mongolia

Albert Dien (Stanford University): Chinese Trade Goods among the Xiongnu

Nancy Steinhardt (University of Pennsylvania): Ten Liao Tombs and Why
They Are Important

François Louis (The Bard Graduate Center): Khitan Burials:
Perpetuating Dynastic Power

Tian Likun (The Archaeological Institute of Liaoning Province):
Chaoyang, the Key Frontier City for Peoples of Northeast China

Albert Dien (Stanford University): Ethnicity and Self-Identity: The
Murong Dynasties of the Northeast

Nancy Steinhardt (University of Pennsylvania): Liao Pagodas: Sources and Legacy

François Louis (The Bard Graduate Center): The Liao Dynasty's Crafts Industry

Schedule

7/14 Check in in Lanzhou. Overnight in Lanzhou
7/15 Lecture. Overnight in Lanzhou
7/16 Gansu Museum. Bus to Tianshui, Nanguosi, Overnight in Tianshui
7/17 Maijishan Caves. Fuximiao. Overnight in Tianshui
7/18 Bus to Guyuan in Ningxia. Xumishan Caves, Overnight in Guyuan
7/19 Lecture day. Overnight in Guyuan
7/20 Bus to Yinchuan. Ningxia Museum. Overnight in Yinchuan
7/21 Xixia Imperial Tombs and Helanshan petroglyphs. Overning in Yinchuan
7/22 Bus to Baotou in Inner Mogolia. Wudangzhao. Overnight in Baotou
7/23 Bus to Huhhot. Dazhaosi and Huayanjingta.Overnight in Huhhot
7/24 Lecture day. Overnight in Huhhot
7/25 Museum. TBD. Overnight in Huhhot
7/26 Bus to Zhangjiakou in Hebei. Xuanhua Liao Tomb. Overnight in Zhangjiakou
7/27 Bus to Chengde. Overnight in Chengde. Puningsi. Overnight in Chengde
7/28 After visiting the Putuo Tample. Bus to Chifen. Damingta.
Overnight in Chifeng
7/29 Shangjing Ruin, Liao Caves and Liao Taizu Tomb. Overnight in Chifeng
7/30 Chifeng Museum, Bus to Chaoyang, Overnight in Chaoyang
7/31 Lecture day. Overnight in Chaoyang
8/1 North & south Pogodas. Fenghuangshan Ruin. Overnight in Chaoyang
8/2 Bus to Jinzho. Chongxingsi and Fengguosi. Overnight in Jinzhou.
8/3 Bus to Shenyang. Shenyang Palace. Overnight in Shenyang
8/4 Bus to Tonghua in Jilin Province. Koguryo Tombs. Overnight in Tonghua
8/5 Bus to Shenyang. Jingguangshelita. Overnight in Shenyang

Seminar Fee

The comprehensive seminar fee is $2740 for single and $2000 for double.

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JOB- Head of Country - Component Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia

JOB- Head of Country - Component Transboundary Water Management in Central Asia

Country of assignment and location

Central Asia (supra-regional), Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan,
Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

Project / Field of activity

Water resources in Central Asia are scarce, and are intensively used
for hydropower and irrigation, which often results in conflicting
demands. One of the many challenges faced by the region lies in the
relationship between water, energy and climate. The countries of
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are
cooperating on issues related to water distribution within the
framework of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea and the
Interstate Commission for Water Coordination. As part of the EU's
strategy for Central Asia, Germany has announced a water initiative
for this region via the German Federal Foreign Office. This initiative includes a component to support transboundary water management in Central Asia. A Head of Component is being sought in each of the five countries listed above.

Responsibilities

You promote the network within ministries, national institutions, and
organisations in the areas of water, hydropower and energy, and
climate change and water, and steer the project's efforts at national
level. Excellent coordination at regional level plays a key role. Your tasks include incorporating external know-how into the component, including awarding service contracts to subcontractors. External contributions could include consultancy services as well as
improvements to water infrastructure, such as microdams, sewerage
systems, pumps, and pipes.

Qualifications

You have a university degree in economics, politics or engineering,
your focus being on the water, energy or environment sector. In
addition to long-standing experience in the area of development
cooperation, preferably in Central Asia or Eastern Europe, you have
good communication skills that manifest themselves in a charming,
perceptive, and level-headed manner. You are highly creative and can
master difficult situations, while valuing the contribution made by
your partners. You have good business English and are able to
communicate in Russian.

Duration

From January 2009 to December 2011

Benefits offered

You will work in an international atmosphere, receive an appropriate
salary and enjoy a superior package of employee benefits.

Job-ID 468 - www.gtz.de


Anne Ramp
Competence centre 6012
Environment and infrastructure
Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH
Postfach 5180
D-65726 Eschborn

Tel.: + 49-6196/79-33 35
Fax: + 49-6196/79-80 33 35
E-Mail: anne.ramp@gtz.de
Internet: www.gtz.de

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH; Sitz
der Gesellschaft/Registered Office Eschborn/Taunus, Germany;
Registergericht/Registered at Amtsgericht Frankfurt am Main, Germany;
Eintragungs-Nr./Registration no. HRB 12394; Vorsitzender des
Aufsichtsrates/Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Erich Stather, State Secretary; Geschaeftsfuehrer/Managing Directors: Dr. Bernd
Eisenblaetter, Wolfgang Schmitt

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L/CFP- Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Winter Issue 2009

Deadline: December 31, 2008

JOURNAL/CFP- Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Winter Issue
2009

Call for Papers for the Winter 2009 issue of the Caucasian Review of
International Affairs

Caucasian Review of International Affairs (CRIA) announces call for
papers for its Winter 2009 issue to be published at the end of January 2009. Deadlines for submissions is December 31, 2008. Submission guidelines can be found at http://cria-online.org/Submit_a_Paper.html
CRIA is particularly interested in research papers and comments on the following topics:

- Prospects of the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after
the recent developments in the region
- Refugee issues due to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
- Recent attempts of rapprochement in Turkish-Armenian relations and
their prospects
- Did Kosovo establish a precedent for the conflicts in the Caucasus?
- GUAM and its role in the security of the member-states
- The recent initiatives for the stability in the Caucasus - their
prospects
- European Union and the conflict resolution in the South Caucasus
- What should the West do in Georgia? What roles for the EU?
- Western energy interests in the South Caucasus and Central Asia
- Islam in the Caucasus
- Iranian nuclear program and its implications for the South Caucasus
- Germany and Caucasus
- Russian policy towards the South Caucasus
- Georgia and its NATO-membership aspirations
- Integration of the South Caucasus to the Euro-Atlantic structures
- Prospects of the South Caucasian Regional Security
- Global financial crisis and the South Caucasus
- Israel in the Caucasus
- Azerbaijan's relations with the Moslem world
- Foreign Policy of the new Armenian Government
- Iran-Armenia relations
- Azerbaijani community of Iran
- Legal status of the Caspian Sea
- China in Central Asia
- Foreign Policy of Turkmenistan under the new government
- Turkey and PKK
- Realist view on Turkey 's accession to the EU
- Iran-Turkey relations
- Ukraine 's foreign policy - NATO and EU versus Russia
- Armenian Diaspora and lobby in the US - its influence over US foreign
policy
- The American Elections and it's possible impact on Eurasia
- Obama's foreign policy towards Turkey - he issues of Cyprus and
"Armenian Genocide"
- New administration in Washington and its possible Caucasus policy
- Interests of the US policy in the South Caucasus

This is a preliminary list. Please feel free to offer alternative
topics, including book reviews to the Editor.

The CRIA is a Germany-registered quarterly peer-reviewed free,
non-profit and online academic journal. The Review is committed to
promote a better understanding of the regional affairs by providing
relevant background information and analysis, as far as the Caucasus
in general, and the South Caucasus in particular are concerned. The
CRIA also welcomes lucid, well-documented papers on all aspects of
international affairs, from all political viewpoints. The last issue
of the Review can be viewed at www.cria-online.org.

Nasimi Aghayev

Editor-in-Chief
Caucasian Review of International Affairs
www.cria-online.org
ISSN: 18656773

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JOB: Head of School of Professional and Continuing Education, Bishkek

JOB- Head of School of Professional and Continuing Education, U of
Central Asia

The University of Central Asia (UCA) is recruiting the Head of its
School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) based in
Tekeli, Almaty Oblast, Kazakhstan. SPCE offers professional and
vocational education and training programmes that improve employment
and income generating opportunities for adults and youths.

The Head provides overall management and leadership for the campus;
oversees programmes and administrative systems; manages the campus
budget and human resources; promotes and markets the School to
potential students and employers; initiates and implements
activities that improve effectiveness, quality, and cost recovery;
and builds support with local communities, regional and national
governments, and international organizations.

The Head must be highly motivated, creative and capable of forging a
strong team, and used to working to the highest professional and
ethical standards. The Head should have knowledge of international
educational standards and some experience in educational management.
Fluency in English, Russian, and Kazakh is required. Candidates with
a post-graduate degree and experience in the delivery or management
of professional education and training are preferred.

Candidates should submit in English a curriculum vitae, list of three
professional references, and a covering letter to
hr.recruitment@ucentralasia.org
Applications will be reviewed as soon they are received, and only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For additional information about this position or UCA, please visit
www.ucentralasia.org

Dilrabo Jonbekova
Coordinator
Central Asian Faculty Development Programme
University of Central Asia
207 Panfilova Street
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic
Phone: 996-312-691-822, ext. 412
Fax: 996-312-696-029
Mobile: 996-555-773-726
Website: http://www.ucentralasia.org

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JOBS- 3 PhD positions, Legacy of Soviet Oriental Studies, Univ. of Amsterdam

Deadline: January 1, 2009JOBS- 3 PhD positions, Legacy of Soviet Oriental Studies, Univ. of Amsterdam Call open for both internal and external candidates.

The Research Institute for Culture and History at the University of
Amsterdam has three vacant PhD positions per 1 April 2009 as part of
the NWO project The Legacy of Soviet Oriental Studies: Networks,
Institutions, Discourses.

The project analyses the history of Soviet Oriental and Islamic
Studies in Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia and its repercussions for the discipline today. Our first goal is to study the research agendas and ideological approaches of the Oriental Studies institutions that emerged in the course of 20th century in various republics of the USSR, the changing Soviet discourses on Islam and Muslim societies, the involvement of scholars in party and state agencies, and their role in anti-religious propaganda. Our second goal is to assess the legacy of the heavily politicised history of Soviet Oriental Studies in today's Russia and the newly-independent Muslim-majority states of the Former Soviet Union.

3 PhD Positions (m/f)
0.8 fte (i.e., part time 80%, 4 years)
Call open for both internal and external candidates.

PhD Project 1: From Ghafurov to Primakov: The Politicisation of
Academic Oriental Studies in Moscow and Leningrad/St. Petersburg since 1950

PhD Project 2: The Legacy of Soviet Oriental Studies in Kazakhstan

PhD Project 3: Soviet Oriental Studies and Azerbaijani Nationalism

Tasks

The candidates are expected to research and complete a Ph.D.
dissertation within a period of four years (part-time position), and
to participate in the group work (incl. conferences, workshops, and
publications).

Requirements

The candidates are expected to have a (research) master degree,
preferably with a specialization in History, Islamic Studies,
Anthropology, Political Studies, Central Asian Studies, or Russian
Studies. For the necessary language skills, please see the extended
project descriptions below.

More information

For further information candidates are welcome to contact Prof. Dr.
Michael Kemper (m.kemper@uva.nl) and Dr. Stéphane A. Dudoignon
(dudoignon@aol.com).

Appointment

The intention is for the appointment to start on April 1, 2009, in
temporary employment for a period of 16 months. After completing this
first period successfully, the candidate will be employed for a
further period of 32 months. The gross monthly salary for the position will be in accordance with the University regulations for academic personnel, and will range from 2.042 to a maximum of 2.612 for a full time position.

Job application

Those wishing to apply should send their letter of application in
English, together with a CV, a statement about the research proposal,
a specimen of their written work and the names of two referees, to the director of the Institute for Culture and History, c/o drs P.J.
Koopman, Spuistraat 134, NL-1012 VB, Amsterdam. Applications have to
be submitted before January 1, 2009.

University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is a university with an
internationally acclaimed profile, located at the heart of the Dutch
capital. A world centre for business and research, Amsterdam is also a hub of cultural and media activities. The University of Amsterdam is a member of the League of European Research Universities. The Faculty of Humanities provides education and international research in a large number of disciplines in the fields of languages and culture. The Faculty is located in the centre of Amsterdam and maintains intensive contacts with many cultural institutions in the capital. Just under 1,000 people are employed by the Faculty and approximately 6,500 students follow our courses. The Research Institute for Culture and History (ICG) has programs in Archaeology, History, Literature, Art & Cultural Heritage, the Golden Age, and European Studies. The emphasis lies on studying European culture from a historical perspective.

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CFP: History and Subjectivity in Russia, 06/2010, St. Petersburg

Deadline: June 1, 2009

CONF./CFP- History and Subjectivity in Russia, St. Petersburg, June 2010

Call for Papers:

Chelovek i lichnost kak predmet istoricheskikh issledovanii: Rossiia
(pozdnii 19 vek-20 vek)

History and Subjectivity in Russia (late 19th 20th centuries)

The International St. Petersburg colloquium in Russian history,
organized by historians from Russia, the United States, and Western
Europe, is held every two to three years. The goal of the upcoming
conference in June 2010 is to explore how concepts of selfhood shaped
politics, society, and identities in Russia over the last hundred
years. The conference draws attention to dialogical practices through
which individuals in Russia appropriated or modified the blueprints of identities prescribed by political, intellectual, religious, or
cultural authorities, such as activists, professionals, academic
experts, artists, or priests.

The conference seeks to engage with historical processes through the
analytical lens of the self. It will examine the presuppositions about human behavior and the ideals of personality and humanity on the part of state and cultural authorities from the late Imperial period to the breakup of the Soviet Union; it will follow how these notions were set into motion over the course of a long century of war and revolution; and it will study their effects on the lives, personal horizons, and self-understandings of individuals.

Suggested themes include, but are not limited to:

* The intelligentsia, the church, and the intellectual history of the personality (lichnost'), from the late 19th through the 20th centuries. Notions of lichnost and humanity in the human and social sciences

* Wars and revolutions as catalysts of individual self-definition.
Relationships between political violence, repression, and
self-definition

* Russian/Soviet formulations of self in dialogue and conflict with
foreign models (e.g. Soviet vs. fascist conceptions during the 1930s and 1940s; Soviet vs. capitalist models during the Cold War)

* Trajectories of the new man, the Soviet person (sovetskii chelovek), russkii chelovek, and the dissident

* Gender and sexuality. Evolving representations of the human body
from the late 19th to the late 20th centuries

* Subjectivity and the erosion of political legitimacy (from the late Imperial to the late Soviet period)

* Everyday life, byt, consumption. Popular cultures and alternative
forms of identity

* Writers, filmmakers, and journalists as human engineers, from
Symbolism to post-Soviet times

* Documenting and classifying selfhood in the archives and in the
realm of istochnikovedenie. The role of oral history.

* An institutional history of biography: From The History of
Remarkable People (Istoriia zamechatelnykh liudei), the History of
the Factories, and A Day in the World (Den mira), to internet diary blogs

We invite paper proposals, based on original archival or ethnographic
research, from specialists in different disciplines and across
disciplineshistory, literary studies, cultural anthropology and
sociology, history of science and religion, film and media studies,
art historyworking on questions of identity and subjectivity.


Abstracts in Russian or English (maximum length: 500 words) of the
paper you intend to give should be sent to chelovekvrossii@mail.ru
Your abstract should include your email address and institutional
affiliation, the title of your intended paper, and the abstract text.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: June 1, 2009.

Notification of applicants: no later than September 2009.

Chosen participants will then be asked to submit article-length (at a
maximum of 10,000 words) original papers in Russian or English by
March 1, 2010. The papers will be pre-circulated among all
participants so that there is ample time to read them before the
conference.

The papers will be grouped in thematic panels. Paper presentations at
the conference will be limited to 10 minutes. At each panel one
conference participant will moderate and comment briefly on the
papers, before opening the discussion. The working language of the
conference is Russian.

After the conference authors will rework their papers for publication
in a volume to appear in 2011.

Conference organizers:

Jochen Hellbeck
Department of History
Rutgers University
hellbeck@rutgers.edu


Nikolai Mikhailov
Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences
St. Petersburg
mihnv@inbox.ru

Organizational Information

The conference, jointly organized by the St. Petersburg Institute of
History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the European University of St. Petersburg, and Rutgers University, will take place at the
European University in St. Petersburg in June 2010. The sponsoring
institutions will cover the costs for travel and accommodation of all
participants.

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CfP: Russia in Britain, 1880-1940: Reception, Translation and the Modernist Cultural Agenda, 06/25-26/2009, London

Deadline: 15 December 2008CALL FOR PAPERS

Russia in Britain, 1880-1940: Reception, Translation and the Modernist
Cultural Agenda

25-26 June 2009

A two-day conference hosted by the Institute of English Studies,
University of London

Keynote Speakers: Olga Kaznina (Gorky Institute of World Literature and Art, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow), Laura Marcus (University of Edinburgh), Laurence Senelick (Tufts University)

Organisers: Rebecca Beasley (School of English and Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London), Philip Ross Bullock (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford)

This major international conference will examine the profound impact of Russian and Soviet culture on British modernism. In 1915, Rebecca West declared that 'Russia is to the young intellectuals of to-day what Italy was to the Victorians', and the diverse influences of the Ballet Russes, Constance Garnett's translations, and Soviet cinema are routinely cited in studies of modernist writers as different as H.D., Wyndham Lewis, Katherine Mansfield And Virginia Woolf. British modernists played a central role in the dissemination of Russian literature and culture: reviewing, editing, publishing and
translating. However, there has been surprisingly little sustained
attention to the structural details of this engagement. This conference aims to map an intricate and wide-ranging set of interdisciplinary relations, and will trace the transformative effect of Russian and Soviet culture from the first translations of Russian realist novels in the 1880s, to 1940, the eve of the Soviet Union 's involvement in the Second World War. This 'long modernist' perspective is intended to encourage contributions on a broad spectrum of topics, from the simple life and socialist communities of the late nineteenth century, through the cosmopolitanism of high modernism, to the early reception of Soviet literature, cinema and theatre, the impact of socialist realism, and the rise of professional Russian studies in Britain.

Please submit a title, 300 word abstract, and brief CV by 15 December
2008
to r.beasley@bbk.ac.uk or philip.bullock@wadh.ox.ac.uk


Further information is available at
http://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/2009/Russia/index.htm

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CfP Journal: Khamasin Social and Political Journal

Deadline – Jan. 20th, 2009

Khamasin, the online journal of the American University in Cairo’s Political Science Department, invites students, faculty and members of the AUC community and beyond to submit papers for consideration to the Spring 2009 edition of the journal. All topics are welcome from the Social Sciences and the Humanities. Submission Guidelines Please submit in MSWORD format (.doc) to khamasin@aucegypt.edu with the words “Khamasin Submission� in the subject line. Inquiries may be directed to +20.2.2615.1906.

-Maximum word length: 8000 words.

-Formatting standard: Chicago Manual of Style 15th ed.

For complete guidelines, please consult:

http://www1.aucegypt.edu/publications/khamasin/index.html


The Khamasin journal, started in 2006 by the American University in Cairo’s Department of Political Science, is intended to serve as a forum for learning and dialogue within the AUC community and beyond. This quarterly seeks to publish theoretical, field and research driven studies which address a variety of issues within the scope of political science in particular, and the social sciences in general. Khamasin invites a variety of submission formats: articles and essays, monographs, book chapters, working papers, reviews, talks and conference papers, responses/rebuttals and commentaries. As well, interdisciplinary ventures which address, directly or indirectly, issues of political concern are welcome from all sectors of the social sciences and humanities.

Khamasin
American University in Cairo
Email: khamasin@aucegypt.edu

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CfP: Causes, Connections, & Consequences: Globalization Past & Present, 02/21-22/2009, Austin

Deadline: December 15, 2008

Updated Deadline: Causes, Connections, & Consequences:

Globalization Past & Present

Austin, Texas

February 21-22, 2009

The 2009 Conference of the World History Association of Texas will focus on historical and interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the causes, connections, and consequences of globalization. The Conference Organizing Committee welcomes proposals on any subject, period or area of globalization from faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars. Proposals may include individual papers, collaborative projects or roundtable discussions of a topic or theme connected to world history.

Include your name, organization or institution, address, home and work, phone and fax numbers, email address, working title of paper or presentation, and a brief description of the content.

PLEASE SUBMIT PROPOSALS NO LATER THAN 15 DECEMBER 2008. Send proposals to Dr. Christie Sample Wilson, WHAT 2009 Conference, St. Edward’s University, 3001 South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704; email: christiw@stedwards.edu. Where possible, please submit proposals via e-mail.

Visit the website at: http://faculty.stedwards.edu/kathyb/WHAT/ConferenceAnnouncement.htm

Christie Sample Wilson
WHAT 2009 Conference
St. Edward’s University
3001 South Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
email: christiw@stedwards.edu

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Job: non-print media - Slavic Department, Princeton

Deadline December 1, 2008

http://slavic.princeton.edu/events/news/detail.php?ID=1856

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University invites applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) position.

We are seeking a dynamic and imaginative scholar whose research and teaching interests include “non-print media� (visual arts, film, or theater). Native or near-native fluency in Russian is expected; knowledge of another Slavic language (and culture) is welcome.

The initial three-year appointment will begin September 1, 2009 and will include teaching on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants should send in hard copy (not electronic submission) cv, transcript, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample by Dec. 1 to

Professor Caryl Emerson, Chair, Slavic Department, 249 East Pyne, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 08544.

Interviews will be held at the December AATSEEL meeting in San Francisco.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EOE and affirmative action regulations.

For general application information and how to self-identify:
http://www.princeton.edu/dof/about_us/dof_job_openings/

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CfP Journal: Caucasian Review of International Affairs

Deadlines for submissions is December 31, 2008.

Call for Papers for the Winter 2009 issue of the

Caucasian Review of International Affairs

Caucasian Review of International Affairs (CRIA) announces call for papers for its Winter 2009 issue to be published at the end of January 2009. Submission guidelines can be found at http://cria-online.org/Submit_a_Paper.html .

CRIA is particularly interested in papers on the following topics:

- Prospects of the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after the recent developments in the region;
- Refugee issues due to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict;
- Recent attempts of rapprochement in Turkish-Armenian relations and their prospects;
- Did Kosovo establish precedent for the conflicts in the Caucasus?
- GUUAM and its role in the security of the member-states;
- The recent initiatives for the stability in the Caucasus – their prospects;
- European Union and the conflict resolution in the South Caucasus;
- What should the West do in Georgia? What roles for the EU?
- Western energy interests in the South Caucasus and Central Asia;
- Islam in the Caucasus;
- Iranian nuclear program and its implications for the South Caucasus ;
- Germany and Caucasus;
- Russian policy towards the South Caucasus;
- Georgia and its NATO-membership aspirations;
- Integration of the South Caucasus to the Euro-Atlantic structures;
- Prospects of the South Caucasian Regional Security;
- Global financial crisis and the South Caucasus;
- Israel in the Caucasus;
- Azerbaijan 's relations with the Moslem world;
- Foreign Policy of the new Armenian Government;
- Iran-Armenia relations;
- Azerbaijani community of Iran;
- Legal status of the Caspian Sea;
- China in Central Asia ;
- Foreign Policy of Turkmenistan under the new government;
- Turkey and PKK;
- Realist view on Turkey 's accession to the EU;
- Iran-Turkey relations;
- Ukraine 's foreign policy - NATO and EU versus Russia;
- Armenian Diaspora and lobby in the US – its influence over US foreign policy;
- The American Elections and it's possible impact on Eurasia
- Obama's foreign policy towards Turkey - he issues of Cyprus and “Armenian Genocide�;
- New administration in Washington and its possible Caucasus policy;
- Interests of the US policy in the South Caucasus.

This is a preliminary list. Please feel free to offer alternative topics, including book reviews to the Editor.

The CRIA is a Germany-registered quarterly peer-reviewed free, non-profit and online academic journal. The Review is committed to promote a better understanding of the regional affairs by providing relevant background information and analysis, as far as the Caucasus in general, and the South Caucasus in particular are concerned. The CRIA also welcomes lucid, well-documented papers on all aspects of international affairs, from all political viewpoints. The last issue of the Review can be viewed at www.cria-online.org.


Nasimi Aghayev
Editor-in-Chief
Caucasian Review of International Affairs
www.cria-online.org

ISSN: 18656773

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November 18, 2008

CfP: AAASS 2009 Round Table: Trauma in Oral History -- Oral History as Trauma?

Deadline December 30, 2008

Call for participants
AAASS 2009 Round Table: Trauma in Oral History -- Oral History as
Trauma?

Oral histories provide invaluable material for scholars, especially in research concerning topics where records were not kept, were altered or ere lost. The interviewees give unique perspectives based on their experiences. They can provide factual knowledge as well as impressions, interpretations and anecdotes.

Yet, when we as scholars ask people about their past lives, what effect do we and our questions have on these individuals? Is the impact greater when we inquire about traumatic events? Is recounting the past to a stranger, and often a foreigner, cathartic, detrimental, helpful to the individual, or is it in itself traumatic?

If you have done oral histories with people about experiences which were probably traumatic -- wartime experiences, experiences in the terror or the gulag, in the siege of Leningrad or other civilian tragedies of war, deportation, or other traumatic events or environments -- and you have thoughts, stories or theories concerning the interview process and the effect of your interviews on these people and their families, please consider joining this round table discussion.

Please send your name, a brief description of the project in which you
have done such interviews, and a short cv to:

Dr. Suzanne Ament
At Seament@radford.edu


Please send your statements by December 30, 2008. I will try to compile the most diverse panel possible and submit it to AAASS. Please forward to anyone who would qualify to participate.
I will also be at the AAASS 2008 meeting in Philadelphia, if you would
like to discuss this with me.

Contact:
Dr. Suzanne Ament
Associate Professor of History
Radford University
Radford, VA 24142
(540) 831-5247
seament@radford.edu

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Apply by 12/1: Intercultural Leadership Seminar 2/23 - 2/28/09


* INTERCULTURAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
February 23-28, 2009 (Spring Break 2009)
Michigania Retreat & Conference Center, Boyne City, Michigan

Application Deadline: December 1, 2008

http://www.lso.umich.edu/lprograms/ils-app.html to apply
http://www.lso.umich.edu/lprograms/ils.html for complete details.

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International Students:

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership and the International
Center would like to invite you to apply for the Intercultural
Leadership Seminar, which will be held from February 23 - 28, 2009 (during Spring Break 2009). This program is free of charge if you are a U-M student.Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply.Transportation, housing, and meals are all included. The seminar will be heldoff-campus at the Michigania Retreat and Conference Center
http://alumni.umich.edu/michigania/index.php located on Walloon Lake in
northern Michigan. The application deadline is Monday, December 1, 2008.The Intercultural Leadership Seminar is an interactive 5-day program intended to provide participants with a deeper understanding of how to work more effectively in intercultural settings. The seminar is designed
to deliberately address the attitudes, awareness, knowledge and skills which are central aspects to developing intercultural competence.

Both international and U.S. students attend. International students who attended the program in the past have found it interesting and useful. Because ILS attracts those who are concerned with cross-cultural issues,this program allows participants to have the unique opportunity to engage in intensive dialogue with others from diverse backgrounds who share in the commitment to increase their own intercultural competence. Students will have the opportunity for both informal and substantive conversations with other participants and with the excellent seminar facilitators.

The Intercultural Leadership Seminar is co-sponsored by the Office of
Student Activities and Leadership and the International Center.

Please email Jimmy Brown at jimbrown@umich.edu if you have more
questions. If you cannot attend this workshop but are interested in other opportunities for leadership education, please see
http://www.lso.umich.edu/ for information about other leadership
programs.


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Louise M. Baldwin, Associate Director Direct
phone:734-647-2184
Univ. of Michigan International Center Center
phone:734-764-9310
603 East Madison Street e-mail:
lbaldwin@umich.edu
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1370 FAX: 734-647-2181
URL: http://www.internationalcenter.umich.edu/
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Internship, Analytica, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Deadline for submitting of applications: 01 December 2008

INTERNSHIP CALL at Analytica, a think-tank from Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Period of the Internship: 10 January - 30 March 2009

Criteria:
Applicants are expected to be university students, undergraduates or
graduates interested in European studies, South East Europe, regional
cooperation, public administration, security, energy and environment
issues. They should also have interest in policy research and at least basic research skills. An interest in one or more of Analytica’s programmes of research would be an advantage. Proficiency in English is essential.
There are no citizenship requirements.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send their CVs (résumés) along with an
application letter explaining the reasons behind their application to: info@analyticamk.org , within the specified deadline. Same application procedure applies both for residential and non-residential internship

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Job: Russian literature and culture, Notre Dame

Special Professional Faculty, University of Notre Dame South Bend, IN

The Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures invites applications for a Special Professional Faculty (non-tenure-track) position in Russian literature and culture (specialty open) to begin July 1, 2009. Applicants should be trained in the latest methods of foreign language pedagogy and be prepared to teach at all levels of our curriculum, including Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Russian as well as literature courses in Russian and in translation. Applicants should demonstrate evidence of excellent teaching, scholarly promise, and the dedication to contribute to a growing program. Near-native fluency in Russian and English is required. Ph.D. in hand, ideally, by time of appointment.

Responsibilities include teaching six courses per academic year, maintaining a research profile, and fulfilling various administrative duties, including advising undergraduates in areas such as major and minor requirements, course selection, study abroad, and fellowships; developing pedagogical materials; and organizing Russian-related events and activities.

Nine-month faculty appointment, 1-3 year term, depending on qualifications, indefinitely renewable pending favorable reviews. Send application (cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation) postmarked by January 15, 2009, to
Robert Norton, Chair,
Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures,
University of Notre Dame,
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5639.

Applications will be acknowledged by a letter from the department.

The University of Notre Dame is an affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff, and students. Women, minorities, and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity are encouraged to apply. Information about Notre Dame, including our mission statement, is available at
http://www.nd.edu.

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CfP: History and Subjectivity in Russia, 06/ (St. Petersburg, June 2010)

Deadline: June 1, 2009

Call for Papers:


Chelovek i lichnost’ kak predmet istoricheskikh issledovanii: Rossiia (pozdnii 19 vek - 20 vek)

History and Subjectivity in Russia (late 19th – 20th centuries)


The International St. Petersburg colloquium in Russian history, organized by historians from Russia, the United States, and Western Europe, is held every two to three years. The goal of the upcoming conference in June 2010 is to explore how concepts of selfhood shaped politics, society, and identities in Russia over the last hundred years. The conference draws attention to dialogical practices through which individuals in Russia appropriated or modified the “blueprints� of identities prescribed by political, intellectual, religious, or cultural authorities, such as activists, professionals, academic experts, artists, or priests.

The conference seeks to engage with historical processes through the analytical lens of the self. It will examine the presuppositions about human behavior and the ideals of “personality� and humanity on the part of state and cultural authorities from the late Imperial period to the breakup of the Soviet Union; it will follow how these notions were set into motion over the course of a long century of war and revolution; and it will study their effects on the lives, personal horizons, and self-understandings of individuals.


Suggested themes include, but are not limited to:


* The intelligentsia, the church, and the intellectual history of the “personality� (lichnost'), from the late 19th through the 20th centuries. Notions of lichnost’ and humanity in the human and social sciences

* Wars and revolutions as catalysts of individual self-definition. Relationships between political violence, repression, and self-definition

* Russian/Soviet formulations of self in dialogue and conflict with foreign models (e.g. Soviet vs. fascist conceptions during the 1930s and 1940s; Soviet vs. capitalist models during the Cold War)

* Trajectories of the “new man,� the “Soviet person� (sovetskii chelovek), “russkii chelovek,� and the “dissident�

* Gender and sexuality. Evolving representations of the human body from the late 19th to the late 20th centuries

* Subjectivity and the erosion of political legitimacy (from the late Imperial to the late Soviet period)

* Everyday life, byt, consumption. Popular cultures and alternative forms of identity

* Writers, filmmakers, and journalists as human engineers, from Symbolism to post-Soviet times

* Documenting and classifying selfhood in the archives and in the realm of istochnikovedenie. The role of oral history.

* An institutional history of biography: From “The History of Remarkable People� (“Istoriia zamechatel’nykh liudei�), the “History of the Factories,� and “A Day in the World� (Den’ mira), to internet diary blogs

We invite paper proposals, based on original archival or ethnographic research, from specialists in different disciplines and across disciplines—history, literary studies, cultural anthropology and sociology, history of science and religion, film and media studies, art history—working on questions of identity and subjectivity.


Organizational Information


The conference, jointly organized by the St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the European University of St. Petersburg, and Rutgers University, will take place at the European University in St. Petersburg in June 2010. The sponsoring institutions will cover the costs for travel and accommodation of all participants.


Abstracts in Russian or English (maximum length: 500 words) of the paper you intend to give should be sent to chelovekvrossii@mail.ru Your abstract should include your email address and institutional affiliation, the title of your intended paper, and the abstract text. Deadline for submission of abstracts: June 1, 2009.

Notification of applicants: no later than September 2009.

Chosen participants will then be asked to submit article-length (at a maximum of 10,000 words) original papers in Russian or English by March 1, 2010. The papers will be pre-circulated among all participants so that there is ample time to read them before the conference.

The papers will be grouped in thematic panels. Paper presentations at the conference will be limited to 10 minutes. At each panel one conference participant will moderate and comment briefly on the papers, before opening the discussion. The working language of the conference is Russian.

After the conference authors will rework their papers for publication in a volume to appear in 2011.

Conference organizers:

Jochen Hellbeck Nikolai Mikhailov

Department of History Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences

Rutgers University St. Petersburg

hellbeck@rutgers.edu mihnv@inbox.ru

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CfP Journal: Southeastern Europe

The Europe and the Balkans International Network is pleased to announce a Call for Articles for Journal Southeastern Europe.
Southeastern Europe is a peer-reviewed journal. The journal aims to be a pioneer in the contextualization and conceptualization of South East European developments. From a theoretical point of view, Southeastern Europe is intended to be pluridisciplinary and interdisciplinary in character and to use a comparative approach to the analysis.


Articles for Southeastern Europe can be submitted online through the
Editorial Assistant at unibo.editoriacecob@unibo.it

More information available at http://www.brill.nl/seeu

Bests,
Sara

Sara Barbieri
Editorial Assistant Journal SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE, Brill
Istituto per l'Europa Centro-Orientale e Balcanica
Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna
Corso della Repubblica 88/A, 47100 Forlì, Italy
Tel.: +39 0543 36304

Editor-in Chief: Anna Krasteva, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria; Executive Editor Stefano Bianchini, University of Bologna, Italy; Associate Editors: Florian Bieber, University of Kent, UK; Gvozdan Flego, University of Zagreb, Croatia; Henry Huttenbach, the City College of New York, USA;Â Editorial Board: George Contogeorgis, Pantheion University, Greece; Zdravko Grebo, University of Sarajevo, BiH; Damir Grubiša, University of Zagreb, Croatia; Dušan Janjic, Forum for Ethnic Relations, Belgrade, Serbia; Joseph Marko, University of Graz, Austria; Julie Mostov, Drexel
University, Philadelphia, USA; Günay Göksu Ozdogan, Marmara University, Turkey; Francesco Privitera, University of Bologna, Italy; Violette Rey, Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon, France; Mikola Riabchuk, University of Kiev, Ukraine; Rudolf Rizman, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Mitja Žagar, Institute for Ethnic Studies, Slovenia

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EU Graduate Workshop

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Graduate Workshop on European Studies


The European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Michigan (EUCE-MI) announces an interdisciplinary not-for-credit workshop for advanced graduate students working on issues of contemporary Europe and the European Union—especially religion, multiculturalism, and diversity; security and global transformations; and governance and democracy. The workshop will convene monthly during the Winter 2009 semester for two�hour sessions, which will be organized around the discussion of presentations by participating students. Jean Monnet Fellowship applicants are particularly encouraged to apply for participation in the workshop.

Please see attached flyer for details and information on applying.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 1, 2008 by 5:00pm (for admission to the workshop in January 2009)


CONTACT AND DELIVERY INFORMATION: Contact Rachel Facey at 734.936.1842 or rfacey@umich.edu. Send applications by email to rfacey@umich.edu.

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Fellowship: Jean Monnet Graduate Fellowships


DEADLINE: December 1, 2008

Jean Monnet Graduate Fellowships for Research on Issues of European Integration

CALL FOR PROPOSALS


Thanks to a grant from the European Commission, the European Union Center and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies are offering students summer grants of $5,000 to work on issues of European integration, broadly defined. Student grantees will conduct research leading to the writing of a paper on a relevant topic of their choosing.

It is expected that during the spring and/or summer of 2009 the grantees, in consultation with faculty advisors of their choosing, will devote twelve weeks of full time work to their projects. This is not a travel grant.


Students will participate in a not�for�credit Graduate Seminar on EU Affairs held in Winter semester 2009 and may be invited to contribute to selected outreach activities organized by the European Union Center at local high schools, colleges, and universities. They will also present the preliminary results of their research at a public event held in the fall of 2009.


Students in professional schools and graduate programs are eligible to apply. Applicants should submit 2�3 page proposals describing the project they intend to carry out, including its topic, aims, method, and anticipated scholarly contribution. They should also indicate the period in which they will be conducting full time work on their project. A letter of recommendation from a University of Michigan faculty member (preferably the student’s advisor), most recent transcript, and current CV should accompany the proposal.

Application materials are to be submitted by December 1, 2008 to Dario Gaggio, Director, CES�EUC,

International Institute, SSWB 3668, 1080 S. University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109�1106. For further

information please contact Rachel Facey at rfacey@umich.edu.

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Job: World History, Gainesville GA

Deadline: 12/15/08

Gainesville State College - Assistant/Associate Professor, World History

History Faculty Position (Tenure-Track)

(Pending Funding)

Gainesville State College invites applications for a tenure-track position in World History beginning August, 2009 on the College’s Gainesville Campus.

Responsibilities:

•Teach courses in history
•Teach a class schedule that meets the needs of the institution
•Practice developmental advising, taking a personal interest in student success
•Assist with development and assessment of programs and curricula congruent with the mission of the College
•Scholarship and creative activities
•Serve on College, University System, and/or community committees
•Interact with the College's community through professional service and involvement of students
•Support campus diversity and global initiatives

Qualifications:


•Ph.D. preferred; ABD or master's degree with a minimum of 18 semester (27 quarter) hours of graduate course work in History with a commitment to completing a terminal degree considered. Preference for Asia, Africa or Latin America as a subfield.

•Candidate should possess an interest in research, application of knowledge and involvement of students in such; and to helping plan and implement viable new programs of study.

•Commitment to excellence in teaching

•Understanding of and commitment to the implementation of diverse pedagogical techniques including the integration of instructional technology, research and service learning into the teaching/learning environment. Interest in developing and offering full or partial on-line classes a plus.

•Interest in interdisciplinary endeavors

Salary/Rank:

Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Process:

Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing the above responsibilities and qualifications; a curriculum vitae; a separate statement of teaching philosophy; unofficial copies of undergraduate/graduate transcripts (official copies will be required of those chosen for an interview); the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references; and a Gainesville State College Faculty Application form at http://www.gsc.edu/admin/hr/forms/facapp.pdf to:


History Search Committee, c/o Human Resources, Gainesville State College, P.O. Box 1358, Gainesville, Georgia 30503. Only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States may be employed.

Application Deadline:

To be assured of review, fully completed application packages should be received by December 15, 2008.


Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Gainesville State College, as determined by GSC in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable a satisfactory credit check.

Gainesville State College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution


Contact Info:

Gainesville State College
Human Resources
PO Box 1358
Gainesville, GA 30503

The College:

Gainesville State College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is comprised of two campuses with a total enrollment of over 8,200 students. The Gainesville Campus, the original campus, is adjacent to the interstate, forty-five miles northeast of downtown Atlanta in Oakwood. The Oconee Campus, located in Oconee County close by Athens and the University of Georgia, enrolls over 2,250 of the College’s students. The College is committed to teaching, service, professional development and campus diversity. For additional information, see the college homepage at www.gsc.edu

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Job: Great Books, Pepperdine

Pepperdine University

Humanities and Teacher Education Division

Great Books Program

Pepperdine University's Seaver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, situated in Malibu, California, invites application for a visiting faculty position in the Great Books Program for the 2009-2010 academic year. Additional information about the program is available at http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/humanities/programs/greatbooks.htm. Expertise in Medieval literature or philosophy is preferred. A completed doctoral degree in an appropriate field is preferred.

Applicants for the position should send

. letter indicating the position for which the applicant is applying
• a curriculum vitae
• three letters of reference
• a statement indicating how the candidate will support the Christian mission of the University (the mission statement is available on line at http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/about/mission/mission.htm)

Materials should be sent to:

Dr. Maire Mullins (maire.mullins@pepperdine.edu)
Chair, Humanities Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4225


Application reviews will begin December 1, 2008, and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Pepperdine University is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. Pepperdine is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ. It is the purpose of Pepperdine to pursue the very highest employment and academic standards within a context that celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith. While students, faculty, staff and members of the Board of Regents represent many religious backgrounds, Pepperdine reserves the right to seek, hire, and promote persons who support the goals and mission of the institution, including the right to prefer co-religionists who are active members in a Church of Christ congregation.


Contact Info:

Dr. Maire Mullins
Chair, Humanities Division
Seaver College, Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4225

Email: maire.mullins@pepperdine.edu

Website: http://seaver.pepperdine.edu

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Job: ethnomusicology, Charlottesville VA

Deadline: 12/01/2009

The McIntire Department of Music at the University of Virginia invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) position in ethnomusicology or closely related field. We seek an accomplished and adventurous scholar and teacher to join a department committed to studying music from a range of perspectives, and to crossing boundaries among scholarly disciplines. Specialty is open but should complement or enhance existing departmental strengths. Responsibilities include both undergraduate and graduate teaching, and a commitment to departmental administration is required. Ph.D. must be in hand by appointment date of August 25, 2009.

To apply, candidates must complete a Candidate Profile and attach a cover letter outlining research, teaching, and administrative experience, CV, contact information for three (3) references and two writing samples (max. 20 pages each) through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu), which will also request an on-line candidate profile; the Posting Number is 0602893. Also, under separate cover by mail, please arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Michelle Kisliuk
Chair, Ethnomusicology Search Committee
McIntire Department of Music
P.O. Box 400176
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176.

For more information, please see URL: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2008; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile application process or Jobs@UVa should be directed to:

Tricia Crawford
434-982-2071
pmc2b@virginia.edu

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


Contact Info:

Under separate cover by mail, please arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Michelle Kisliuk
Chair, Ethnomusicology Search Committee
McIntire Department of Music
P.O. Box 400176
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176.

Website: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/


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Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship - Humanities, Sweet Briar, VA

Deadline: December 5, 2008

Sweet Briar College - Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship


Humanities

Secondary Categories:

Social and Cultural History
Literature
Linguistics
Intellectual History
Imperial or Colonial Studies
Global Studies
Francophone Studies
Film
European Studies
Art and Architectural History
Area Studies/Ethnic Studies

The Sweet Briar College Honors Program invites applications for its two-year, non-renewable Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship beginning August 2009. Applications are invited from candidates who have received a doctorate in the Humanities since 2005 or will have the PhD in hand by August 2009. The candidate should demonstrate strong scholarly activities of an interdisciplinary nature and interest in teaching at a small liberal arts college for women. The ideal candidate will contribute to the diversity and quality of the college community through teaching and scholarship. The Honors Fellow will be in residence during the academic year, with a two/one teaching load, teaching at least one Honors seminar related to his or her field of specialty each semester. In addition, the fellow will mentor Honors students, and organize and participate in Honors activities.


The Fellowship includes a stipend, housing on the Sweet Briar campus, office and institutional support, a research/travel allowance, and some moving expenses.


Please submit a letter of application, a current c.v., three references including contact information, a writing sample (no more than 25 pages), and a syllabus/course proposal for an Honors seminar. A list of current and past seminar offerings is available at http://www.sbc.edu/honors/

Application materials should be mailed to Honors Program, Honors Fellow Search, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Virginia, 24595. Applications received by December 5, 2008, will receive full consideration. Application materials must be hard copy. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Questions may be directed to Dr. Deborah Durham, Honors Committee Chair, durham@sbc.edu. EOE

Contact Info:

Honors Program
Honors Fellow Search
Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar, VA 24595

Website: http://www.sbc.edu

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Job: Sociology, Globalization, Roosevelt U, IL

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2008


Roosevelt University - Assistant Professor, Sociology, Globalization

Roosevelt University invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociology at the rank of assistant professor, beginning August 2009. The department seeks qualified candidates with expertise in the broad areas of globalization and social movements, as well as a demonstrated ability to place social justice issues in a larger, global and comparative context.


Candidates should submit letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of scholarly/professional goals, CV and List of three references.


Review of applications will begin November 15, 2008 and will continue until an offer is made.


Roosevelt University is teeming with energy, enthusiasm and vibrancy this fall as the new class of freshmen is up 70 percent compared to 2007 and enrollment of 7,654 is the second largest in the University's history. There's a buzz out there that is singling out Roosevelt University as the right place to be for both a high quality education and a meaningful life experience.

Contact Info:

Please apply online and mail professional letters of recommendation only to:

Toyia K. Stewart
Director of Employment
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

Website: https://jobs.roosevelt.edu

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Job: Political Science/International Relations, MO

Deadline: 12/01/2008

Missouri Western State University - Associate/Assistant Professor of Political Science/Government

Full time, tenure track (beginning August 2009) to teach two sections of Government 101 and two upper level classes every semester; recruiting, admitting , advising and evaluating students; engaging in research and in University and community service.

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in Political Science/Government, with at least two years’ teaching experience. Applicants must be qualified to teach courses in the areas of American National Government; American Foreign Policy; Comparative Political Systems; and International Politics in a sub-area of the Applicant’s interest/expertise.


PREFERRED: Experience or demonstrated interest in coordinating student public service internships. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the United States. This proof must be provided prior to consideration/employment at the University. An appointment is not final until proof is provided.

Applicants must submit letter of interest; curriculum vita; unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended; three recent letters of reference to:

Human Resources, Popplewell Hall, Room 117, Missouri Western State University, 4525 Downs Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64507

or electronically to recruitment@missouriwestern.edu

For full consideration, please submit your materials by December 1, 2008. AA/EOE.

Contact Info:

Human Resources
4525 Downs Dr.
St. Joseph, MO 64507
Website: http://www.missouriwestern.edu


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Job: Political Science, Gainesville

Deadline: December 15, 2008

Political Science Faculty Position (Tenure-Track)

(Pending Funding)

Gainesville State College invites applications for two tenure-track positions in Political Science. One is located on the College’s Gainesville Campus; one on its Oconee Campus, both beginning August, 2009.


Responsibilities:

•Teach courses in Political Science
•Teach a class schedule that meets the needs of the institution
•Practice developmental advising, taking a personal interest in student success
•Assist with development and assessment of programs and curricula congruent with the mission of the College
•Scholarship and creative activities
•Serve on College, University System, and/or community committees
•Interact with the College's community through professional service and involvement of students
•Support diversity and global initiatives

Qualifications:

•Ph.D. preferred; ABD or Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 semester (27 quarter) hours of graduate course work in Political Science with a commitment to completing a terminal degree considered. Area of expertise is open.

•Candidate should possess an interest in research, application of knowledge and involvement of students in such; and to helping plan and implement viable new programs of study. Ability to teach in a second discipline a plus.

•Commitment to excellence in teaching

•Understanding of and commitment to the implementation of diverse pedagogical techniques including the integration of instructional technology, research and service learning into the teaching/learning environment. Interest in developing and offering full or partial on-line classes a plus.

•Interest in interdisciplinary endeavors

Salary/Rank:

Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline:


To be assured of review, fully completed application packages must be received by December 15, 2008.


Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Gainesville State College, as determined by GSC in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable a satisfactory credit check.

Gainesville State College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

Contact Info:

Human Resources
PO Box 1358
Gainesville, GA 30503

The College:


Gainesville State College, one of the fastest growing colleges in the University System of Georgia, is comprised of two campuses with a total enrollment of over 8,200 students. Both campuses have easy access to downtown Atlanta, major research institutions, Georgia mountains, Atlantic coast and cultural and recreational activities. The College is committed to teaching, service, professional development, and campus diversity. For additional information, see the College homepage at www.gsc.edu.

Application Process:

Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing the above responsibilities and qualifications; a curriculum vitae; a separate statement of teaching philosophy; unofficial copies of undergraduate/graduate transcripts (official copies will be required of those chosen for an interview); the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references; and a Gainesville State College Faculty Application form (found at www.gsc.edu/admin/hr/Employ.htm) to: Political Science Search Committee, c/o Human Resources, Gainesville State College, P.O. Box 1358, Gainesville, Georgia 30503. Only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States may be employed.


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November 13, 2008

Fellowship: Józef Tischner Fellowship for younger Poles or Polish Americans

The Institut fuer die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Institute for
Human Sciences, IWM) has recently published the new call for
application for its Józef Tischner Fellowship for younger Polish or
Polish-American scholars. Please find below the basic information a
pdf file for your further use is in the attachment.

Józef Tischner Fellowship 2009

Deadline for application is December 23, 2008

1) CONDITIONS

The Józef Tischner Fellow will be invited to spend a 6-month term
from July to December 2009 at the IWM to pursue her/his research
project while working in residence.

The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 9 000.00 to cover
accommodation, living expenses, travel, health insurance and
incidentials.

The IWM will provide an office, access to the Internet, in-house
research facilities and other relevant sources in Vienna.

2) ELIGIBILITY

Candidates for this fellowship
- must be Polish citizens or permanently reside in Poland;
the fellowship is also open to Polish-American scholars
- must currently pursue their doctoral degree or have recently
obtained a Ph.D.
- must not be older than 35 years

3) APPLICATION

The application consists of the following materials:
- the application form (pls download from
http://info.iwm.at/ti09.zip)
- a concise research proposal in English (max. 4 pages, A 4 double-
spaced)
- a curriculum vitae
- 2 letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the
applicant's academic work

Please send the application to:
Institut fuer die Wissenschaften vom Menschen
Fellowship Coordinator
Spittelauer Laende 3
1090 Wien
Austria

Or by e-mail to: fellowships at iwm dot at, subject: Józef Tischner
Fellowship

For further information please refer to:
http:/www.iwm.at/tischner.htm

____________________________________
Fellows program coordinator
Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen
Institute for Human Sciences
Spittelauer Lände 3
1090 Wien
Tel. +43/1/31358-108
Fax +43/1/31358-30
nicklas@iwm.at | www.iwm.at


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November 12, 2008

CfP Journal: Southeast European Law, Politics and Economics

Call for Papers: Journal for Southeast European Law, Politics and Economics (SEELPE)

The Journal for Southeast European Law, Politics and Economics (SEELPE) is accepting submissions for the first issue. SEELPE an electronic journal published by the Competence Centre for Southeast Europe at Graz University wishing to facilitate research on Southeast Europe.

SEELPE is expecting original high quality papers investigating legal, political, economic, sociological, historical and anthropological issues in Southeast Europe. Scholars, researchers, students, as well as professionals and policymakers are encouraged to submit their papers to the Journal.

Contributions are required to comply with the journal's publication rules published at https://www.unigraz.at/seelpe/guidlines/index.html. The decision on whether a paper is accepted for publication or not, is taken by the Editorial Board. Submissions of the articles and contacting of the managing editors should be made via email to seelpe@uni-graz.at.

Journal for Southeast European Law, Politics and Economics at https://www.uni-graz.at/seelpe/

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Announcement: Slavic and Eurasian Studies - Call for Manuscripts

Brill Academic Publishers is proud to announce its Slavic and Eurasian
Studies publishing program.

www.brill.nl/slavic

The program will be multi-disciplinary: history, social & political
sciences, the arts, ethnic & minority studies, law, literature,
linguistics, and gender studies, and will use the full media range,
including books, journals, databases, reference works, in print and
online.

Call for manuscripts

Brill seeks and welcomes proposals and ideas from every branch of the
Slavic and Eurasian field that appeal to a specialist audience.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. Feel free to contact Tatyana
Moisseenko (moisseenko@brill.nl) or Ivo Romein (romein@brill.nl).

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Job: American Councils for International Education, D.C.

Program Officer
National Security Language Initiative - Youth Program
Washington, DC
Position Description
FLSA Classification: Exempt

SUMMARY:
Based in Washington, DC, the Program Officer will assist in the administration and daily operation of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth. The NSLI-Y Program is a critical component of a multi-agency Presidential Initiative to increase U.S. citizens' capacity to engage foreign governments and peoples through the critical language of Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Korean, Russian, and Turkish. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and American Councils leads a consortium that includes AFS-USA, Concordia Language Villages (CLV), and iEARN-USA. The NSLI-Y program focuses on high school students and includes summer, semester, and academic year programs overseas focusing on these languages.

The NSLI-Y Program Officer will report to the NSLI-Y Program Manager.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

§ Assists American Councils management in design, development, and implementation of the NSLI-Y program;
§ Assists in daily operation of the NSLI-Y program;
§ Provides information about the NSLI-Y programs to program applicants;
§ Assists in participant selection and working with selection volunteers;
§ Assists in administration of a grants programs, including organizing a selection process, communicating with grantees, and monitoring;
§ Assists in operation of program databases;
§ Updates and edits program applications;
§ Helps to design and coordinate pre-departure orientations;
§ Coordinates participant testing and measures for tracking progress of participants;
§ Communicates with partners and government funders;
§ Writes reports, proposals, and promotional materials;
§ Maintains and updates websites;
§ Promotes program through electronic and print media; and
§ Assists in development of program budgets and tracking of expenses.

QUALIFICATIONS:
· Bachelor's degree in one of the targeted languages, or related field;
· Excellent written and oral communication skills;
· Experience in international education, study abroad, or federally funded programs for cultural exchange;
· Strong ability to work on multiple tasks and as part of a team; and
· Outstanding organizational and time-management skills.
· Familiarity with teaching, developing course materials is desirable.

TO APPLY:
Send letter/resume and salary requirements to HR Department, American Councils, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. Fax: 202-572-9095 or 202-833-7523; email: resumes@americancouncils.org . Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

American Councils improves education at home and abroad through the support of international research, the design of innovative programs, and the exchange of students, scholars, and professionals around the world. American Councils employs a full-time professional staff of over 370, located the U.S. and in 40 cities in 24 countries of Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Asia and the Middle East.


Dawn Blackwell
Human Resource Generalist
American Councils for International Education:ACTR/ACCELS
Phone: 202/833-7522
Fax: 202/572-9095

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Job: American Councils for International Education, Belgrade

Program Associate

Secondary School Programs

Belgrade, Serbia

Position Description


SUMMARY:

The Belgrade-based Program Associate is responsible for overseas functions related to the A-SMYLE and YES programs in Southeast Europe including: recruiting qualified candidates for the programs; arranging and participating in the interviewing and testing of semi-finalists; coordinating pre-departure orientations for finalists; assisting with logistics for departure and return of finalists. This position reports to the Southeast Europe Regional Director.


Primary Responsibilities Include:

Alumni Events

· Assist in organizing and implementing events throughout Southeast Europe
· Supervise Alumni Coordinators;
· Oversee alumni competitions;
· Prepare report on alumni events;
· Liaise with program partners;

Orientation:

· Coordinate the organization and conduct of pre-departure orientations for all finalists and alternates;
· Respond to requests and relay information to finalists and alternates;
· Assist in all travel and lodging logistics: meeting flights; transporting to hotels; coordinating travel staff;
· Assist with participant orientation registration;
· Organize parent meetings for program participants: meetings include participation by alumni, local assistants, and Americans;
· Serve as liaison with ministry officials to attend;


Visa Interviews
· Assist in data entry for visa processing;
· Arrange interview times with consulate;
· Arrange participant travel to and from Belgrade;
· Accompany student to consulate for interviews;

Travel
· Assist in all travel and lodging logistics: meeting flights; transporting to hotels; coordinating participant travel between home and international gateway.

Recruitment/Testing:
· Assist in recruitment of recruiting assistants;
· Carry out recruitment activities to assure that the competition is conducted in a timely and proper fashion;
· Secure advertising and testing location;
· Conduct testing;
· Organize and participate in meetings with semifinalists;
· Conduct interviews with semifinalist;
· Prepare materials for finalists packets;
· Prepare correspondence with applicants;

On Program Support
§ Maintain contact with parents of students on program;
§ Respond to requests from the Washington, DC office to relay information to and from parents;
§ Organize and conduct meeting for parents of returning students;

Administration and Finance Duties:
· Organize and maintain participant document files;
· Respond to inquiries and correspondence;
· Monitor outgoing and incoming funds;
· Provide information for budget requests and monitor expenses;

QUALIFICATIONS:
· Program administration experience;
· Excellent communication skills;
· Supervisory experience;
· Fluent in one or more local languages;
· Experience traveling under difficult conditions;
· Experience in budget management;
· BA in relevant field (e.g. Russian language, Russian area studies, education, etc.) required;
· Familiarity with the American Councils administered secondary school program preferred.

TO APPLY:
Send letter/resume and salary requirements to HR Department, American Councils, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. Fax: 202-572-9095 or 202-833-7523; email: resumes@americancouncils.org . Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

American Councils improves education at home and abroad through the support of international research, the design of innovative programs, and the exchange of students, scholars, and professionals around the world. American Councils employs a full-time professional staff of over 370, located the U.S. and in 40 cities in 24 countries of Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Asia and the Middle East.

Dawn Blackwell
Human Resource Generalist
American Councils for International Education:ACTR/ACCELS
Phone: 202/833-7522
Fax: 202/572-9095

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Job: 20th Century Continental Europe and Russian/Soviet History, Missouri

University of Central Missouri - Assistant Professor, 20th Century Continental Europe and Russian/Soviet History

The Department of History and Anthropology at the University of Central Missouri invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level for Twentieth-Century Continental European (excluding Germany) and Russian/Soviet history beginning August 2009.

The successful candidate must be committed to undergraduate teaching and scholarship with a record of success in the classroom and evidence of scholarly promise. The candidate will teach courses in his/her area of specialization, as well as world history surveys. A teaching field in military history or the history of science and technology is desirable. A Ph.D. is required or one in hand by August 1, 2009.

See https://jobs.ucmo.edu for complete instructions on applying for position #998490.
Review of applications will begin January 15, 2009 and continues until the position is filled.

Contact Info:

Application letter and supplemental materials will be submitted to https://jobs.ucmo.edu


Queries about the position may be directed to:

Dr. Eric G. Tenbus
Chair, European Search Committee
Dept. of History and Anthropology
136H Wood Hall
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
(660) 543-8707
tenbus@ucmo.edu

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JOB- Representative Office of Internews Network, Bishkek

Deadline November 15, 2008

JOB- Representative Office of Internews Network in the Kyrgyz Republic

Representative Office of Internews Network in the Kyrgyz Republic
Position: Resident Advisor, Kyrgyz Republic
Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Supervisor: Country Director, Kyrgyz Republic
Reports to: Country Director, Kyrgyz Republic
Works closely with: All Kyrgyzstan-based staff including program,
finance and admin staff; staff across Central Asia; and US-based
program support unit staff
Supervises: TBD

!!!Candidates from the Newly Independent States (NIS) are welcome to
apply!!!

General function:

The Resident Advisor oversees and manages a multi-faceted two-year
media training project in Kyrgyzstan, providing oversight, training,
mentoring and continued support to build the capacity of local media
outlets, individual journalists and media trainers. The Resident
Advisor oversees the entire training program that combines elements of long-term seminars, residencies, extensive follow-up and mentorship, guest lectures, student television production, targeted management training and industry events. The Resident Advisor is responsible for identifying and forging partnerships with the most progressive university journalism departments and linking their most capable students with media outlets and professionals through internships and other opportunities. The Resident Advisor must be engaged in all aspects of program management, representation, donor liaising, communications and finance and administrative functions of Internews' work in Kyrgyzstan. The Resident Advisor is expected to track the development in media in Kyrgyzstan, provide the Internews management team with a strong understanding of the local media context and players, as well as an awareness of broader political and development trends in Kyrgyzstan.

Please email your resume by November 15 to job@internews.kg.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following; other
duties may be assigned:

* Provides strategic, operational and representational leadership to
ensure that the multi-faceted media training program in the Kyrgyz
Republic is meeting its goals and targets
* Conducts trainings of trainers, provides on-going mentorship and
manages a group of local media professionals and university
instructors
* Conducts trainings for local television, radio and print media
outlets
* Liaises with journalism faculties across Kyrgyzstan and engages
students and instructors in the program
* Oversees production of a student television program
* Brings international best practices and experience to local media,
students and trainers
* Travels outside of Bishkek to identify, provide training to and
mentor local media and university partners
* Oversees program monitoring and evaluation to ensure data gathered
and lessons learned are fed back into program development
* Prepares and assembles materials for monthly and quarterly
reports, in compliance with donor guidelines
* Assists the Country Director in representing the program to donors
and partners as necessary
* Maintains a thorough knowledge of the media landscape in
Kyrgyzstan, the general development of political institutions, and a broad understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing media across Central Asia

Qualifications

* Advanced studies in journalism, and/or minimum of 5 years
experience in media
* Experience with issues of journalism education on the professional
level and at universities
* Experience with professional capacity-building programs/trainings
for journalists and media outlets
* Experience conducting trainings of trainers and professional
seminars for media
* Experience with television production (preferred)
* Experience in Central Asia (strongly preferred)
* Demonstrated interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and
the ability to negotiate
* Proven ability to mentor and build skills of local staff/journalists
* Strong leadership, staff management, team-building, and
organizational skills
* Strong critical thinking and writing skills; excellent communication skills
* Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member
* Excellent Russian language skills, English preferred

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Funding: IREX Grant Young People Today in Eurasia and Eastern Europe

Grant for US Graduate Students, Pre-Tenure Faculty and Professionals

2009 IREX/WWC Regional Policy Symposium:

Prospects and Challenges for the First Post-Communist Generation: Young People Today in Eurasia and Eastern Europe

Application Deadline: December 1, 2008

IREX (The International Research & Exchanges Board)—in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan Institute (WWC)—will be administering a research symposium this spring that will examine issues concerning youth in Eurasia and Eastern Europe from multi-disciplinary perspectives.

The research symposium, supported by the United States Department of State (Title VIII Program), will bring American junior and senior scholars and members of the policy community together to study and discuss timely topics as they relate to youth in these regions. Possible topics may include: economic trends; political parties; education reform; public health; reproductive trends; trafficking and other cross-border criminal activity; and other related topics.

Junior scholars will be chosen based on a national competition to present their current research on the topic of the Symposium. Grants will be awarded to approximately ten junior scholars.

The Symposium is scheduled to take place in early April 2009 in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and will involve two full days of reviews of current research projects, roundtable discussions, and the development of policy recommendations.

Technical Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the United States who are currently residing in the US.
Applicants must either be currently enrolled in an MA, MS, MBA, JD, or PhD program or have held a graduate degree for 10 years or less. Applicants who hold an academic post must be pre-tenure.
Grant Provisions:

Round-trip airfare (provided by IREX through its travel office) and/or surface transportation from anywhere in the United States to the symposium site.
Meals and accommodations for the duration of the symposium.
To receive more information on the 2009 Regional Policy Symposium, please send e-mail inquiries to Symposium@irex.org.

Application materials are available on the IREX website at: http://www.irex.org/programs/symp/index.asp

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Internship: European Council on Refugees and Exiles

Deadline November 15, 2008

European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) is currently recruiting two new interns for its research department in Brussels, one Research Intern (Legal) and one Research Intern (Policy). The post holders will work closely with the two Research Officers in contributing to the achievement of activities within ECRE's 2009 Activities Plan. The internships are offered for a period of 6 months, are full-time and unpaid. The deadline for applications is 15 November 2008.

The post holders will be expected to be able to work independently, using their initiative and able to manage their own workload. They will need to do their own administrative work and assist the Research Officers as well as the Head of Advocacy & Development with general office tasks if necessary. The interns will each report to a research officer.

- The Research Intern (Legal) should hold a degree from an institute of higher education in law;

- The Research Intern (Policy) should hold a degree from an institute of higher education in relevant field i.e. political or social sciences, human rights,international relations, development studies, etc.

Both Research Interns should have good knowledge of the EU institutions and proven knowledge of and interest in international and European asylum, refugee and human rights issues.

The post holders will be expected to be fluent in oral and written English. Typing ability and knowledge of Microsoft Office packages are essential. A working knowledge of another European language is useful.

Read more on http://www.ecre.org/get_involved/internship_vacancies

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November 11, 2008

Job: International Broadcaster (Russian)

International Broadcaster (Russian)(Online)

Salary Range: 58,206.00 - 75,669.00 USD per year
Open Period: Friday, October 31, 2008 to Friday, November 28, 2008
Series & Grade: GS-1001-11/11
Position Information: Full-Time Permanent

Promotion Potential: 12 Duty Locations: many vacancies - WASHINGTON DC

Who May Be Considered:

Applications will be accepted from US Citizens and Non-Citizens as allowed by appropriations and statute.

NON-U.S. CITIZENS MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION IN THE ABSENCE OF EQUALLY OR BETTER QUALIFIED U.S. CITIZENS.

Job Summary:

The incumbent serves as an International Broadcaster (Online) in the Russian Service of the Voice of America, with responsibility for writing, producing, adapting and editing content for the Service's web and mobile phoned-based news and information outlets.

THIS IS A BARGAINING UNIT POSITION

INTRODUCTION TO THE AGENCY:

The Voice of America is a component of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The VOA broadcasts news and information to millions throughout the world in more than 40 languages, via radio, television and the Internet. Our diverse, multicultural and dedicated professionals staff correspondent bureaus, transmission stations and marketing offices around the world in addition to our main offices in Washington, D.C.

Candidates who wish to be considered under merit promotion procedures (current or former Federal government employees) must apply directly to vacancy announcement M/P-08-161. Your application will only be considered for the vacancy announcement to which you apply.

The Full Performance Level: GS-12

Key Requirements:

• Relocation expenses WILL BE paid

• Must be able to read, write and translate English and Russian

Major Duties:

The incumbent is responsible for increasing the comprehensiveness of the VOA Russian web site. Produces original news and information and adapts VOA Central news for online publishing. Reviews, selects, obtains and edits still photos and audio and video clips to accompany news text published on the multimedia news site and ensures that copyright restrictions are respected.

Operates as a team member, sharing responsibility in all aspects of Internet broadcasting including writing, editing, voicing and producing. Maintains and establishes effective working relationships with team members and VOA/IBB colleagues but also with groups of individuals providing information or interviews for programs.

Qualifications:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job. Experience in writing or editing news stories/news analyses, and/or feature stories in English and/or Russian for a recognized news publication such as a daily newspaper or a weekly news magazine; or for a wire service such as AP, UPI, or Reuters; or for broadcast by a radio or television station. Such experience must have clearly demonstrated the ability to (1) understand and write about domestic and international affairs, (2) write for audiences of varying backgrounds and interests, (3) write under deadline pressure, and (4) exercise sound and independent judgment. Experience that demonstrated the ability to write broadcast quality news is also required for news writer positions. In addition to experience in broadcasting journalism; Internet programming is required.

SCREEN OUT FACTOR: Fluency in the Russian language with demonstrated skill in using the languages sufficiently to perform the duties of the position.

Candidates must possess native fluency in Russian including idioms and contemporary nuances as well as knowledge of written and spoken English in order to translate, adapt and originate Internet programming under deadline pressure with accuracy; knowledge of government, politics, culture and world affairs and new judgment in order to produce material which is understandable and acceptable to the audience. To satisfy these requirements, the candidate’s overall background must clearly demonstrate possession of the required knowledge and language ability. The language ability required typically is that of a native speaker, but may be obtained through extensive study or exposure to the written and spoken language, which has provided the candidate with equivalent ability.

To qualify based on education, submit copy of transcript or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Application materials will not be returned. Submit proof of your education with a transcript or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking. We will be unable to return these to you. You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited educational institution in the United States when you apply.

Graduate Education: Education at the graduate level in an accredited college or university where you may have earned one of the following: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related

How You Will Be Evaluated:

Examinations required: Candidates who meet all education and or experience requirements must demonstrate their knowledge and ability in language writing and translation/adaptation through successful performance in a written examination and their ability to voice material for radio broadcast in a voice audition. Once qualification determinations have been made you will be contacted to schedule testing, if applicable. Tests are administered in Washington, DC, New York, NY and Miami, FL on an on-going basis. Test are administered on Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, Kansas City, MO, Los Angeles, CA, Raleigh, NC, San Antonio, TX, San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA on a quarterly basis.

DIRECTIONS FOR COMPLETING KSA STATEMENTS: Consider what in your education and experience background best reflects your possession of each knowledge, skill, and ability (KSA). For each KSA, provide a clear, concise statement demonstrating your possession of the KSA as it relates to the position for which you are applying. Your statements should illustrate the degree to which your background has equipped you with each KSA, reflecting the scope and depth of your knowledge, skill, or ability and your level of responsibility. You may refer to paid or volunteer work, education or training, or any other applicable experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY FACTORS:

1. Knowledge of journalism in general and web-based journalism in particular with specific understanding of web storytelling and developments such as social networking, blogging, community based web sites as well as knowledge of copyright law and privacy protection.

2. Demonstrated skill in the use of complex multimedia software systems related to digital audio, video, and graphic editing as well as Internet development to produce state-of-the-art web site content. This includes news web site technologies, an understanding of HTML, Content Management publishing tools, and Photoshop editing.

3. Knowledge of targeted area, it's history, economics, culture and socio-political development to select materials, tone and style that will be most appealing to the audience.

The submission of statements addressing the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) listed above is highly encouraged so as to assure that your relevant experience for the position for which you are applying is clearly articulated and geared towards each KSA element. KSA statements should be clear, concise examples of your experience that show the depth of your knowledge, level of skill or the degree of your ability related to the individual KSA elements.

If you do not submit KSA statements, your relevant experience will be gleaned from the information affected in your application or resume only in order to evaluate your credentials against the KSAs. Please note however, that failure to submit KSA statements may result in lower scores being assigned during the evaluation process, in comparison with other candidates who submit targeted KSA statements.

Benefits:

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ei61.asp

Other Information:

1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a 'Notice of Personnel Action' (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

2. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, 'Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference' plus the proof required by that form. If you are veteran applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), you must clearly annotate 'VEOA' on your resume. If you are filing under the VEOA (Veterans Employment Opportunity Act) or the VRA (Veterans Recruitment Authority), you must include a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility with your application. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received. For more information on the VEOA and VRA, consult the Vets Guide at: http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.htm

3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

4. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you
meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible
for special appointment such as those authorized for the
severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans;
returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please
indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any,
on your application and follow all other instructions for applying
shown in this announcement.

5. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing
date of this announcement. Additional information on the
qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications
Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available
for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel
offices, and on OPM's web site at

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

6. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS are provided to
applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodations
for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify
the Agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations
will be on a case-by-case basis.

7. A NON-CITIZEN, IF SELECTED, WILL BE PLACED ON AN
EXCEPTED APPOINTMENT NOT-TO-EXCEED (13 MONTHS,
1 YEAR, ETC). THIS APPOINTMENT DOES NOT CONFER
CONVERSION TO A PERMANENT APPOINTMENT UPON
EXPIRATION OF THE EXCEPTED APPOINTMENT.

How To Apply:

Here’s what your resume or application must contain (in addition to specific information requested in the job vacancy announcement)

JOB INFORMATION

Announcement number, and title and grade(s) of the job you are applying for.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Full name, mailing address (with ZIP Code) and day and evening phone numbers (with area code)

Social Security Number

Country of Citizenship (Most Federal jobs require United States citizenship.)

Veterans’ preference

Reinstatement eligibility (If requested, attach SF 50 proof of your career or career-conditional status.)

Highest Federal civilian grade held (Also give job series and dates held.)

EDUCATION

High School

Name, city, and State (ZIP Code if known)

Date of diploma or GED

Colleges or universities

Name, city, and State (ZIP Code if known)

Majors

Type and year of any degrees received (If no degree, show total credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours.)

Send a copy of your college transcript only if the job vacancy

announcement requests it.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Give the following information for your paid and nonpaid work experience related to the job you are applying for. (Do not send job descriptions.)

Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)

Duties and accomplishments

Employer’s name and address

Supervisor’s name and phone number

Starting and ending dates (month and year)

Hours per week

Salary

Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Job-related training courses (title and year)

Job-related skills, for example, other languages, computer

software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed

Job-related certificates and licenses (current only)

Job-related honors, awards and special accomplishments, for example, publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, and performance awards (Give dates but do not send documents unless requested.)

DO NOT ATTACH ANY ADDITIONAL FORMS WHICH ARE NOT REQUESTED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

To submit the documents requested, follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted by fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

Instructions on submitting resume and supporting documents in hard copy via fax or by mail:

If you fax your documentation you must use a cover page. The information contained on the cover page should match the information you provided to the occupational questionnaire. The Vacancy ID number DEU-08-161 your Name, and SSN should be written accurately and neatly. If the information is inaccurate or incomplete it will delay the processing of your application or you may not receive consideration for this position.

You can mail or hand deliver your application materials to the address below:

International Broadcasting Bureau

330 Independence Avenue SW

ATTN Office of Personnel

Room 1543 Cohen Building

Washington, DC 20237

Attention: DEU-08-161

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Failure to submit all required documents will result in your application not being considered. Resume and, if applicable, any supporting documentation must be received in the Office of Human Resources by 5:00 p.m., on the closing date of the announcement.

• Resume

• Veterans Preference documentation (DD214 (member copy 4), VA letter and SF-15)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Barbara Jones

Phone: (202)382-7500

Fax: (202) 382-7542 or (202) 385-7544

bajones@bbg.gov

Or write to:

International Broadcasting Bureau

Office of Human Resources, Room 1543

ATTN: Barbara Jones

330 Independence Avenue SW

Washington, DC 20237

Contact Information:

Barbara Jones

Phone: 2023827500

Email: bajones@bbg.gov

Or write:

Broadcasting Board of Governors

330 Independence SW

Washington, DC 20237

What To Expect Next:

After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Send Mail to:

Broadcasting Board of Governors

330 Independence SW

Washington, DC 20237

US

For questions about this job:

Barbara Jones

Phone: 2023827500

Email: bajones@bbg.gov

USAJOBS Control Number: 1381814

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Job: Supervisory International Broadcaster (Russian)

Supervisory International Broadcaster (Russian)

Salary Range: 98,033.00 - 127,442.00 USD per year
Open Period: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 to Monday, November 24, 2008

Series & Grade: GS-1001-14/14
Position Information: Full-Time

Temporary position not to exceed 13 months

This is a temporary position.

Promotion Potential: 14 Duty Locations: 1 vacancy - WASHINGTON DC

Who May Be Considered:

Applications will be accepted from US Citizens and Non-Citizens as allowed by appropriations and statute.


Job Summary:

This position is located in the Russian Service of the Eurasia Division of the Voice of America (VOA) in Washington, DC with overall managerial, administrative and program responsibilities for all aspects of the Internet publishing targeted to Russia and other Russian speaking countries.


THIS IS A NON BARGAINING UNIT POSITION

INTRODUCTION TO THE AGENCY:

The Voice of America is a component of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The VOA broadcasts news and information to millions throughout the world in more than 40 languages, via radio, television and the Internet. Our diverse, multicultural and dedicated professionals staff correspondent bureaus, transmission stations and marketing offices around the world in addition to our main offices in Washington, D.C.

The Full Performance Level: GS-14

Key Requirements:

• Relocation expenses WILL BE paid

• Must be able to read, write and translate English and Russian

Major Duties:

The incumbent of this position will ensure that the Russian Service staff produces high quality Internet programs including news reports, correspondent reports, analysis, discussion and interpretation of topical or timely news events and trends and entertainment. Oversees reporting assignments for staff and stringers to ensure appropriate coverage of events and issues of relevance to the audience. Oversees and coordinates the evaluation and selection of source material by Senior Editors and/or subordinate supervisors to be used in Russian Internet programming.

As Service Chief, the incumbent has full responsibility for the supervision of all Service staff members. Monitors Internet programming for appropriateness of content, style, and balance. Establishes and maintains procedures for periodic review of all programs. Plans and formulates short-term and long-term Internet programming with Senior Editors and/or subordinate supervisors to assure that Internet programming, formats and individual segments exemplify the highest professional broadcast and Internet standards, are designed to attract the maximum interest of web visitors in the internationally competitive Internet environment and conform to the provisions of the VOA Charter and journalistic code.

Qualifications:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform successfully. Typically we would find this experience in work within this field or a field that is closely related.

SCREEN OUT FACTOR: Fluency in the Russian language with demonstrated skill in using the languages sufficiently to perform the duties of the position.

Candidates must possess native fluency in Russian including idioms and contemporary nuances as well as knowledge of written and spoken English in order to translate, adapt and originate Internet programming under deadline pressure with accuracy; knowledge of government, politics, culture and world affairs and new judgment in order to produce material which is understandable and acceptable to the audience. To satisfy these requirements, the candidate’s overall background must clearly demonstrate possession of the required knowledge and language ability. The language ability required typically is that of a native speaker, but may be obtained through extensive study or exposure to the written and spoken language, which has provided the candidate with equivalent ability. In addition, experience in broadcast journalism and Internet programming is required.

How You Will Be Evaluated:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed and compared to your responses on the occupational questionnaire or KSAs (as applicable) to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, your qualifications will be further reviewed by a Human Resources Specialist and a subject matter expert, OR a panel of subject-matter experts to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the critical experience requirements listed in this vacancy announcement. You will then be placed in one of three rating categories:

Qualified Category –Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement.

Well-Qualified Category – Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the critical competencies for this position.

Best Qualified Category – Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated “outstanding� proficiency in applying knowledge, skill, and ability in the critical competencies for this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.

You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Providing false information may be grounds for not selecting you or termination after appointment.

Veterans’ Preference:

“Application of Veterans’ Preference: the Category Rating Method does not add veterans’ preference points or apply the rule of three, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who do not have a service-connected disability of 10 percent or more will be assigned to the appropriate quality category based upon the job-related assessment and will be listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within the appropriate quality category.

DIRECTIONS FOR COMPLETING KSA STATEMENTS: Consider what in your education and experience background best reflects your possession of each knowledge, skill, and ability (KSA). For each KSA, provide a clear, concise statement demonstrating your possession of the KSA as it relates to the position for which you are applying. Your statements should illustrate the degree to which your background has equipped you with each KSA, reflecting the scope and depth of your knowledge, skill, or ability and your level of responsibility. You may refer to paid or volunteer work, education or training, or any other applicable experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY FACTORS: Relative numerical values equate to a total of 30 points.

1. Demonstrated ability to apply the principles of management to formulate new policies and programs, to evaluate existing programs and procedures, to identify problems and develop solutions and to make sound recommendations and to manage financial and technological resources. (7)

2. Demonstrated experience in broadcast journalism and Internet publishing with a thorough knowledge of international broadcast programming practices, procedures and audiences. (7)

3. Demonstrated thorough knowledge of the target area, its various political, cultural and social institutions and its peoples. (6)

4. Demonstrated ability to develop, motivate and lead a staff of subordinate supervisors in a cross-cultural environment, including the ability to apply EEO principles and the ability to communicate effectively and collaborate with other managers. (6)

5. Demonstrated thorough knowledge of international and domestic affairs and of U.S. foreign policy objectives. (4)

The submission of statements addressing the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) listed above is highly encouraged so as to assure that your relevant experience for the position for which you are applying is clearly articulated and geared towards each KSA element. KSA statements should be clear, concise examples of your experience that show the depth of your knowledge, level of skill or the degree of your ability related to the individual KSA elements.

If you do not submit KSA statements, your relevant experience will be gleaned from the information affected in your application or resume only in order to evaluate your credentials against the KSAs. Please note however, that failure to submit KSA statements may result in lower scores being assigned during the evaluation process, in comparison with other candidates who submit targeted KSA statements.

Benefits:

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/
Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ei61.asp

Other Information:

1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a 'Notice of Personnel Action' (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

2. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, 'Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference' plus the proof required by that form. If you are veteran applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), you must clearly annotate 'VEOA' on your resume. If you are filing under the VEOA (Veterans Employment Opportunity Act) or the VRA (Veterans Recruitment Authority), you must include a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility with your application. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received. For more information on the VEOA and VRA, consult the Vets Guide at: http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.htm

3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

4. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you
meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible
for special appointment such as those authorized for the
severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans;
returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please
indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any,
on your application and follow all other instructions for applying
shown in this announcement.

5. All qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing
date of this announcement. Additional information on the
qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications
Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available
for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel
offices, and on OPM's web site at

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

6. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS are provided to
applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodations
for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify
the Agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations
will be on a case-by-case basis.

7. A NON-CITIZEN, IF SELECTED, WILL BE PLACED ON AN
EXCEPTED APPOINTMENT NOT-TO-EXCEED (13 MONTHS,
1 YEAR, ETC). THIS APPOINTMENT DOES NOT CONFER
CONVERSION TO A PERMANENT APPOINTMENT UPON
EXPIRATION OF THE EXCEPTED APPOINTMENT.

How To Apply:

Here’s what your resume or application must contain (in addition to specific information requested in the job vacancy announcement)

JOB INFORMATION

Announcement number, and title and grade(s) of the job you are applying for.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Full name, mailing address (with ZIP Code) and day and evening phone
numbers (with area code)

Social Security Number

Country of Citizenship (Most Federal jobs require United States citizenship.)

Veterans’ preference

Reinstatement eligibility (If requested, attach SF 50 proof of your career or career-conditional status.)

Highest Federal civilian grade held (Also give job series and dates held.)

EDUCATION

High School

Name, city, and State (ZIP Code if known)

Date of diploma or GED

Colleges or universities

Name, city, and State (ZIP Code if known)

Majors

Type and year of any degrees received (If no degree, show total credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours.)

Send a copy of your college transcript only if the job vacancy
announcement requests it.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Give the following information for your paid and nonpaid work experience related to the job you are applying for. (Do not send job descriptions.)

Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)

Duties and accomplishments

Employer’s name and address

Supervisor’s name and phone number

Starting and ending dates (month and year)

Hours per week

Salary

Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Job-related training courses (title and year)

Job-related skills, for example, other languages, computer

software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed

Job-related certificates and licenses (current only)

Job-related honors, awards and special accomplishments, for example, publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, and performance awards (Give dates but do not send documents unless requested.)

DO NOT ATTACH ANY ADDITIONAL FORMS WHICH ARE NOT REQUESTED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

To submit the documents requested, follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted by fax, mail or by hand-deliver. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

Instructions on submitting resume and supporting documents in hard copy via fax or by mail:

If you fax your documentation you must use a cover page. The information contained on the cover page should match the information you provided to the occupational questionnaire. The Vacancy ID number DEU-08-155 your Name, and SSN should be written accurately and neatly. If the information is inaccurate or incomplete it will delay the processing of your application or you may not receive consideration for this position.

You can mail or hand deliver your application materials to the address below:

International Broadcasting Bureau

330 Independence Avenue SW

ATTN Office of Personnel

Room 1543 Cohen Building

Washington, DC 20237

Attention: DEU-08-155

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Failure to submit all required documents will result in your application not being considered. Resume and, if applicable, any supporting documentation must be received in the Office of Human Resources by 5:00 p.m., on the closing date of the announcement .

• Resume

• Veterans Preference documentation (DD214, VA letter and SF-15)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Barbara Jones

Phone: (202)382-7500

Fax: (202) 382-7542 or (202) 385-7544

bajones@bbg.gov

Or write to:

International Broadcasting Bureau

Office of Human Resources, Room 1543

ATTN: Barbara Jones

330 Independence Avenue SW

Washington, DC 20237

Contact Information:

Barbara Jones

Phone: 2023827500

Email: bajones@bbg.gov

Or write:

Broadcasting Board of Governors

330 Independence SW

Washington, DC 20237

US

What To Expect Next:

After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Send Mail to:

Broadcasting Board of Governors

330 Independence SW

Washington, DC 20237

For questions about this job:

Barbara Jones

Phone: 2023827500

Email: bajones@bbg.gov

USA

Posted by agripley at 10:12 AM | Comments (0)

Job: Freilich Foundation Chair (Australia)

Freilich Foundation Chair (A209-08AV)

The Australian National University wishes to appoint an outstanding
leader to hold the newly established Freilich Foundation Chair. The
Herbert and Valmae Freilich Foundation is an endowment to The Australian National University established in 1999 to promote the study of, and research into, the causes, the histories and the effects of ethnic,cultural, religious and sexual bigotry and animosity, and the exploration of how such intolerance can be combated and co-existence promoted by educational and social programs.

The Foundation sits within the interdisciplinary and dynamic Research
School of Humanities. The Foundation runs a program of public lectures, seminars and graduate workshops. It runs a summer school for teachers, is involved in teaching, and funds visiting fellowships, bursaries and scholarships. Further information about the foundation can be found at
http://www.anu.edu.au/hrc/freilich/
The Foundation wishes to appoint a senior academic to substantially
develop the research component of the Foundation's work whilst being
involved in the current operation and activities of the Foundation.
Applications are invited from women and men with a recognised record of achievement in any disciplinary field which addresses the research
interests of the Foundation. You will provide leadership for the
Foundation, participate and build upon the existing program of
activities, participate in graduate teaching and supervision, and
develop relationships with relevant units within the ANU and external
organisations. The level of appointment will depend on qualifications
and experience.

Further information on this position can be obtained at
http://jobs.anu.edu.au/PositionDetail.aspx?p=312

Enquiries: Renata Grossi, Freilich Foundation Fellow, T: 02 6125 5527,
E: Renata.Grossi@anu.edu.au
Debjani Ganguly, Head HRC, Research School of Humanities, T: 02 6125
9877, E: Debjani.Ganguly@anu.edu.au

Posted by agripley at 10:09 AM | Comments (0)

Announcement: Sociology of Religion Postgraduate Essay Competition

Deadline: 27th February 2009

Announcing the 2009 Taylor & Francis Sociology of Religion Postgraduate Essay Competition

The British Sociological Association Sociology of Religion Study Group is now inviting entries for the 2009 Taylor & Francis Sociology of Religion Postgraduate Essay competition.

We welcome essays from postgraduates at all stages of their studies on any aspect of contemporary religion grounded in a sociological
perspective. The prize for the winning essay is £100 and, subject to
undergoing the usual refereeing process, it is hoped that the winning
essay will be published in the Journal of Contemporary Religion.

Essays should be between 5000 and 7000 words, and should be submitted
electronically as a single MS Word document to Kristin Aune(K.Aune@derby.ac.uk), including bibliography and cover sheet (which can be downloaded from the Study Group website). The deadline for
submission is the 27th February 2009, and entries can be submitted at
any time between now and then.

The winner of the competition will be announced at the Study Group's
Annual Conference Dinner in Durham (30th March to 1st April 2009). If
you are not already a member of the Study Group, you will need to join prior to submitting an essay.

If you are a member of staff, please download a poster to display on
your departmental notice board and encourage your postgraduate students to submit essays. If you are a postgraduate this is great opportunity to work towards an early publication on your thesis topic, or a chance to explore another area of interest.

For further information about the competition or to download a poster
please go to: http://www.socrel.org.uk/essaycomp/2009/index.html

Posted by agripley at 10:06 AM | Comments (0)

Fellowships- Central Asian Language Study

Deadline: January 16, 2009

FELLOWSHIPS- Flagship Program for Central Asian Language Study

Applications for the 2009 - 2010 Central Asian Turkic, Persian, and
Russian Overseas Flagship Programs are now available online at
http://flagship.americancouncils.org. Administered by American
Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS in collaboration
with The Language Flagship and local partner universities, the Central Asian Turkic Languages, Persian, and Russian Overseas Flagship Programs address the critical need for U.S. professionals to be able to speak, read, write, and understand these languages at the highest levels of functional proficiency. These programs are designed to raise the language proficiency of students to the "Superior" or "Professional" level (ILR 3, 3+, 4) through an intensive program tailored to students' professional interests and academic specializations. The Persian program is located in Dushanbe,
Tajikistan; the Russian in St. Petersburg, Russia; and the Central
Asian Turkic Languages at several locations throughout Central Asia,
including Kyrgyz and Uzbek in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. Full fellowships are
available from The Language Flagship through the Institute of
International Education, and partial funding is available from the
U.S. Department of State (Title VIII), the US Department of Education
(Fulbright-Hays), and The Language Flagship through American Councils.

Applications are due January 16, 2009.

For more information please visit our website, send an e-mail to
flagship@americancouncils.org, or call at 202-833-7522.

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Announcement: 2009-2010 FLAS fellowships for graduate students

Application Deadline: FEBRUARY 2, 2009

FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND AREA STUDIES (FLAS) FELLOWSHIPS

Academic Year and Summer Awards include full tuition, mandatory fees, and a stipend.

Arabic, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Filipino, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Quechua, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Yiddish

Applications are available online at:

http://www.ii.umich.edu/funding/gradstud/flas

For further information, contact Rachel Facey (rfacey@umich.edu)

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JOBS- Ukraine - Socio-economic Programme Development

JOBS- Ukraine - Socio-economic Programme Development, SME Interventions

Posted by: Gerd K. Schuessler

Our company SME Interventions S.A., a consultancy firm based in London is looking for key experts for the above mentioned project. Interested consultants should send their applications ASAP to
info@killefitconsult.com

All experts who have a crucial role in implementing the contract are
referred to as key experts.

Key experts shall spend at least 80% (key expert 1 and key expert 3)
or 70% (key expert 2) of their working days under this Contract in
Ukraine.

The profiles of the key experts for this contract are as follows:

Key Expert 1: Team Leader - Project Coordinator
Duration of the assignment: at least 300 working days
Base of operations: Ivankiv rayon

This position is key to the achievement of the necessary coordination
with the project partner, national authorities and stakeholders. The
position requires an individual of outstanding management capability
and possessing a thorough understanding of the political, legal and
human resource dynamics of public administration and of place and role of government in open market economy.

The Team Leader must be an energetic and proactive expert with a track record that demonstrates successful business activities development, preferably in FSU countries, familiarity with environmental issues and problem solving skills. This includes human resources management, strategic and organisational planning, career development, staff training etc.

Qualifications and skills

- Advanced University degree or equivalent in public policy, business administration, business and human resources management,
socio-economy
- Full command of English language (written and oral)
- Good knowledge of (at least spoken) Ukrainian and / or Russian is an asset
- Good representational and public relations skills to ensure good
communication with clients and partners

General professional experience

- At least 10 years of overall professional experience in domains
relevant to this assignment - of which 3 at least in management
positions
- Experience in human resources management, entrepreneurship - legal
and economical matters
- General experience with training, capacity building, and
institution building activities / policies

Specific professional experience

- At least 3 years of experience in supervising and coordinating a
team of international and local experts (proven by track record of
management experience in multicultural environments)
- At least 3 years of experience in organising and planning
administrative, logistical support and financial matters related to implementation of projects; and in coordinating a variety of activities in different fields (of economical, legal and technical
character)
- Proven track record in managing donor funded development assistance projects preferably in transition countries
- Experience as Team Leader in at least one EC funded project in CIS
countries or in developing countries is an asset
- Knowledge of EC procedures for external action and development
assistance is an asset


Key Expert 2: Economist - senior expert on economic
analysis/forecasting and economic strategy development
Duration of the assignment: at least 150 working days
Base of operations: Ivankiv rayon

Qualifications and skills

- Advanced University degree or equivalent in economics, finance, or
other relevant field
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- (Good) knowledge of (at least spoken) Ukrainian and / or Russian is
an asset
- Strong communication and inter-personal skills
- Training skills

General professional experience

- At least 10 years of overall professional experience in domains
relevant to this assignment, of which at least 3 to 5 years in the
assessment and/or design of economic policy strategies and in the
provision of advice and/or preparation of plans on economic measures
- Knowledge of economic modelling/forecasting techniques and economic policy instruments, cost/benefit analysis, impact assessments, economic data processing
- Experience in Regional Development
- Experience in: drafting economic policy papers, drafting marketing
analyses, preparing relevant strategies, identifying economic policy implementation priorities

Specific professional experience

- At least 3 to 5 years of experience in preparing business
strategies for the mid-to-longer term economic development of
selected regions
- Proven track record of working closely with governmental and
regional bodies responsible for national/regional economic and/or
financial policies
- Thorough knowledge of decentralized cooperation, regional economic
policy making, and municipal/regional administration policy
- Experience in analysing economic performance of small scale
regional economic activities (SMEs, farms, small commerce etc.) and assessing prospects for growth
- Proven track record of work in conducting economic analyses and
training foreign partners representatives
- Having at least one or two experiences as economic advisor or
similar in donor-funded projects and/or in Tacis countries is an
asset
- Having at least one long-term experience in CIS countries is an asset


Key Expert 3: Process engineer / Engineer - economist
Duration of the assignment: at least 150 working days
Base of operations: Ivankiv rayon

Qualifications and skills

- Advanced University degree or equivalent in technology or engineer
economy
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- (Good) knowledge in (at least spoken) Ukrainian and / or Russian is
a strong asset
- Training skills

General professional experience

- At least 5 years experience as senior Consultant in long-term
assignments in CIS or in developing countries, particularly guiding
local bodies in the field of business development
- Experience with analysis, impact assessments of business
development measurements and related issues
- Experience in providing advice and planning and designing
technologies on the basis of business development strategies
- Experience in training and/or capacity building programmes

Specific professional experience

- At least 2 years of experience in analysing national/regional
business policies, economic indicators and in implementing related
strategies as well as technologies and techniques
- Experience in economic data processing and technology development;
and in introduction of technologies, business management and
marketing
- Experience in relation to nuclear safety technologies and / or
radiation protection issues
- Experience in / with radioactively affected areas is an asset
- At least one or two experiences as economic/engineer advisor or
similar in donor-funded projects and / or in Tacis countries is an
asset

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CfP Journal: ECCCS First Call for Submissions

Deadline January 5, 2009

The Electronic Center for Contemporary Cultural Studies (ECCCS) is happy to announce a call for papers for their first issue of 2009. Founded in August, 2008, The ECCCS is an electronic forum for young scholars exploring contemporary culture. The ECCCS encourages submissions that explore, integrate and challenge issues in contemporary culture in the following areas: Education, New/Social Media, Music, Television/Film and Society/Culture. With the intention of providing space for a range of voices and styles, the ECCCS seeks submissions from young scholars, young professionals with academic or practical experience in the topic they hope to explore, and academics at the beginning of their careers. The ECCCS welcomes submissions in the following formats:

- Critical (Academic) Papers
- Essays (Commentary)
- Bloggers


We strongly encourage, indeed expect, some or all submissions to fall outside of or overlap our general categories. All submissions must, however, directly address relevant questions in the larger field of contemporary culture. Additionally, we ask that:


- Critical papers not exceed 9000 words and follow MLA style guidelines.

- Essays are between 1,000 and 3,000 words long.

- Bloggers provide sample material from an ongoing or recently active blog.


For more detailed information on submission guidelines, please see http://www.the-ecccs.org/submissions/


Deadline for the January 2009 issue is January 5, 2009. Please see the ECCCS’s website, www.the-ecccs.org for mission statement, updates and general information. Please direct all submissions or questions to the editors at the.ecccs@gmail.com.

Justin Philpot
American Culture Studies
Bowling Green State University
101 East Hall

Email: jmphilpot@gmail.com

Visit the website at http://the-ecccs.org

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November 06, 2008

CfP Journal: Religion and Popular Culture

Deadline 15 May 2009

Religion and Popular Culture

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture


At a time when many in the U.S. and around the world encounter religion as a polarizing subject, one especially revered by some and utterly contested by others, this issue of Reconstruction seeks to explore questions arising at the intersection of religious experience and popular culture. To engage the relationship of religion and popular culture requires discipline-based, trans-disciplinary, and inter-disciplinary approaches in order to interpret these broad ranges of human experience.


Over the past three decades, scholarship in the Humanities evaluating the relationships between religion and popular culture has increased dramatically. This particular issue seeks a broad array of perspectives that explore, analyze, and/or interpret the myriad interrelations and interactions that exist between religion and popular culture. Despite some recent attention, the role popular culture plays in religious experience is often undervalued. Popular culture not only presents and portrays religious ideas and norms, it also operates as both a vehicle and medium through which religious meaning is communicated and understood. Submissions need not be directed toward any particular religious tradition or geared for any single definition of religion. Instead, religion might be imagined in any (or none) of the following ways: as an expression of doctrinal beliefs and/or core values, as an on-going movement between an individual or community and a larger socio-cultural matrix, or as essentially a cultural construction. Theological investigations that engage cultural studies from a faith perspective are certainly encouraged. We also welcome perspectives that interrogate the stability of meaning(s) assigned to such terms ("culture," "religion," "popular," etc.) and their complex inter-relations.

Specifically, submissions should be framed with at least one of the following four rubrics in mind: religion within popular culture, popular culture within religion, religion as popular culture (and vice versa), or religion in tension with popular culture.

We welcome manuscripts that produce conversations engaging historical, ethnographic, normative, literary, anthropological, philosophical, artistic, political or other terms that elaborate a relationship between religion and popular culture. For example, submissions might investigate religious expression(s) in relation to any of the following realms of contemporary popular culture:

* Music
* Literature
* Film
* Broadcast media (particularly religious broadcasting)
* Journalism
* Athletics
* Comic books
* Novels / poetry / short story
* Television
* Radio
* Print media
* Internet / technology
* Popular art / architecture
* Sacred vs. profane space
* Advertising
* Consumerism
* New rligious movements/religious subcultures
* Socio-political religious movements (liberation theologies, Zionism, right-wing Evangelicalism, etc.)

Note: This list is representative, but certainly not exhaustive.

Please send proposals, abstracts, completed essays, multimedial performances, etc. to Nate Hinerman and Michael Benton at religionculture_at_gmail.com by 15 May 2009. We are happy to consider abstracts and proposals prior to this date. Publication is expected in the first quarter of 2010. All submissions are refereed. Papers must follow the Reconstruction guidelines for submission .


Nate Hinerman and Michael Benton

religionculture@gmail.com

Email: religionculture@gmail.com

Visit the website at http://reconstruction.eserver.org

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

(ISSN: 1547-4348) is an innovative online cultural studies journal dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of scholars and their audience, granting them all the ability to share thoughts and opinions on the most important and influential work in contemporary interdisciplinary studies. Reconstruction publishes three themed issues and one open issue quarterly. Reconstruction is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.


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CfP Journal: INFINITY JOURNAL

"New Online Global Affairs "Journalzine": $5,000.00 Award"


INFINITY JOURNAL (IJ), a “global affairs journalzine�, is seeking creative and innovative papers (research and/or opinion pieces) from graduates and young professionals. Please note that we are looking for articles for the 3rd edition, which will launch in March 2009. Awards of up to 5,000 dollars will be given at the end of the year (November 2009) for best pieces. Please note: those with a degree of PhD or higher are not eligible to submit work (only graduates, e.g. those with or currently obtaining maters level education and young professionals. For more information, rules, and submission guidelines, contact Adam at adam@infinityjournal.com

Adam Stahl
Infinity Journal
+44 795 778 5990
Email: adam@infinityjournal.com


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CfP Journal: Culture and Language Change

Call for Papers

~BOCA~ The South Florida Journal of Linguistics accepts papers on a rotating basis for their bi-annual publication.

The 2009 Spring publication will have a thematic focus of Culture and Language Change. While papers addressing any facet of this field will be considered, the editors are especially interested in papers addressing the following:

• Language change as a function of global and/or local contact

• Dialectical differences related to, or resulting from, socio-cultural factors

• Theories, especially socio-cultural ones, which aim to explain how and why languages change

• Developments or modifications of cultural identities as a function of linguistic change or contact

• Arenas of human interaction that are fertile grounds for language change

• Socio-cultural factors that drive similarities and differences within languages, and within patterns of linguistic change


Submissions should be no more than 20 pages, or approximately 6,000 words, and should follow the guidelines of the Linguistic Society of America’s Language and the Unified Linguist Style Sheet—available through the Linguist List.


Reviews of books which address these issues are also welcome. These submissions should be between 1,000-2,000 words.

A separate title page should include the author’s name, e-mail address and mailing address. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript pages to allow for blind review. Please also include a short (100-200 word) abstract, to be used upon publication.


Submissions must be received by January 15, 2009 and should be sent as attachments using Microsoft Word to: bocajournal@gmail.com

Robert Trammell or Kristyl Kepley
Florida Atlantic University
Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991.
561-297-3860

Email: bocajournal@gmail.com

Visit the website at http://www.fau.edu/linguistics/Boca.php

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Internship in the European Parliament

Announcement of internship in the European Parliament


Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and Viktória Mohácsi, Member of European Parliament (ALDE) herewith invite applications for a 3 months internship in the European Parliament, at the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), in Brussels, from January 2009 till April 2009.


Deadline for applications: 5 November 2008

Our requirements:

- To be eligible, the applicant must hold a university degree or be in the final year of his or her studies.

- He or she must also have a good knowledge of one of the two working languages of the Group (FR/EN), preferably both.

- Knowledge of Romanes constitutes an advantage,

- The applicant shall be knowledgeable in issues related to Human Rights (desegregation, migration, etc.) and the situation of Roma in Europe,

- Be well informed about European issues,

- Be well informed about European Romani organisations/activists and Romani politics in the EU27

- Have computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, PP, Outlook),

We provide:

- Direct work contact with ALDE staff and MEPs

- Direct work contact with 27 countries' MEPs and other EU Institutions

- Professional training: EU decision making processes and Institutions, European politics

- Professional training: European Roma and Human Rights,

- Possibility to fulfil personal ideas concerning European Roma,

- EUR 1200 monthly remuneration

- Travel to Brussels and back home

How to apply

Please send

- your Curriculum Vitae in the English language,

- A Letter of Motivation (not more than 2 pages, in English) in which you give detailed information at least on:

Why you apply,

What you except from this internship,

How you could contribute to the work of the ALDE Group,

How this internship could contribute to your carrier,

Explanation of the situation of Roma/Romani politics/Roma and mainstream parties relations/etc. in your country


to viktoria.mohacsi-assistant@europarl.europa.eu email address.

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November 04, 2008

Job: New Country Facilitator for the Roma Education Fund in the Balkans

The Roma Education Fund seeks Country Facilitator for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia

The Roma Education Fund (REF), which supports quality education for Roma children, seeks a country facilitator to provide support to requesting and implementing organizations for REF financed projects and to help in the coordination of REF country program for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. The successful candidate is expected, for an initial period of up to 4 months to be assigned and provide support to REF's portfolio in Serbia and Montenegro too.

The candidate should possess the following:

Speak fluent Serbo-Croatian, and have a very good command of English language (written and spoken). Being a Romani speaker is a strong advantage; A university degree; Experience in issues of education;
Excellent organization, administration and communication skills;
Experience in implementing and evaluating projects; Good knowledge of issues related to Roma education and of the NGO sector in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Similar knowledge of Montenegro and Serbia will be a strong advantage. Be reliable, accurate with a proven ability to work in team but also ready to work on its own initiative.

What will the job provide:

Challenging and diverse tasks;
Work with a dynamic team of NGO and Government officials;
Competitive salary;
Work and learn at the international level;
The staff will benefit from training in country and in REF head office in Budapest;

The candidates from all the former Yugoslav Republics are encouraged to apply for this position. The successful candidate will be expected to live in one of the countries in which he/she works and to travel frequently within the countries for which he/she is responsible.

A copy of the full terms of reference for this position can be obtained from www.romaeducationfund.org:

CV and motivation letter in English (including a proposal for wage level), should be forwarded to:

sainov@romaeducationfund.org

The deadline for applications is: November 20, 2008.


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CfP: Europe & the World Before and After 1989, 05/10-12/2009, Padua

Call for papers

EUROPE & THE WORLD BEFORE AND AFTER 1989

Trans-national and comparative perspectives on Eastern & Western Europe Research Network 1989 with The University of Padua, Polish Academy of Science (PAN GSSR), Sciences Po (CERI) and GESIS (Service Agency Eastern Europe)

Anniversary Conference http://www.cee-socialscience.net/1989/
10-12 June 2009, University of Padua, Italy

The Europe-wide impact of 1989 deserves thorough examination. The year
was a watershed for events, which came in its aftermath: European Union enlargement, trans-national economics and changing values on both sides of the Berlin Wall. We seek to stimulate dialogue and new research projects that the examine changes for actors and organizations not just in the region formerly known as Eastern Europe, but equally in Western Europe. Indeed, we encourage the examination of the reconfigurations that occurred across the world, linking the ‘before’ and ‘after’ of 1989.


Panel organisers (or a nominated substitute) will be able to participate in ‘Early Independence,’ the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for Postdocs. The CPD programme is designed to prepare post-docs for applying to and holding principal investigator awards.

The RN 1989 offers the opportunity to extend and expanded collaborative projects by means of a Working Group (also open to advanced PhD students). Seed money may be available.

Terms and conditions for RN 1989 membership, Working Group formation and the CPD programme are available on the website:
http://www.cee-socialscience.net/1989/

Professor Antonio Pavan (Padua), Professor Andrzej Rychard (PAN),
Professor Jacques Rupnik (Sciences Po), Ulrike Becker (GESIS), Dr Chris
Armbruster (RN 1989)

We have two aims in mind:

To showcase the best new work on the before and after of 1989,
especially insofar as it enlarges our horizon by offering a comparative perspective, analysing regional interdependencies and tracing trans-national impact. Postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty are particularly encouraged to apply.

To garner continued public and academic attention beyond 2009 by
selecting and promoting new research programmes that principally would
be worthy of post-doc mobility stipends or principal investigator
awards. In doing so, we suggest to feature panels on the trajectory and careers of actors as the preferred means of tracing change and
continuity across the rupture of 1989.

Open call for panel proposals: Before and after 1989

Panel proposals are solicited on any topic of interest, preferably of
trans-national and comparative focus. Proposal that demonstrate the
significance of 1989 not just for CEE, but also for other European
regions or for Europe in relation to the world, are welcome.

Panel organisers should be aware that panels will last 100 minutes (3-5 speakers). Participants must hold a PhD (by 31.12.2008). Panel
organisers may choose to contribute. Co-authored papers are welcome.
Panel proposals must have a general abstract and provide an abstract for each contribution. Panel organisers may submit a draft proposal to the programme committee by 01 December 2008 for feedback in December 2008. The final deadline is 10 January 2009 for selection within two weeks. Invited participants will be required to submit a full and proofread paper by 30 April 2009. All papers will be distributed with the RN 1989
Working Paper Series (ISSN 1867-2833). Please submit your panel proposal as a single file to apply1989@iz-soz.de

Call for featured panels: Trajectories of development and adaptation of political, economic, and social actors and organizations
Proposals for featured panels are invited on how a) 1989 and subsequent developments impacted the position and trajectories of the actors in question b) the strategies aforementioned actors used in order to adapt to the new political and economic reality.

To stimulate the development of panel proposals, we pose the following
questions:

1. Political actors: How can we assess the role(s) that communist
successor parties have played in transition politics? How has the agenda of leftist western parties changed in the post-1989 environment? Conversely, what were the determinants of the political fortunes of the former anticommunist movements and how have they evolved throughout transition? What were the determinants and patterns of their collaboration with ideological allies at the supranational level? How does this play out at the European level, both in the European Union and beyond?

2. Economic actors: What were determinants of success or failure for
former socialist enterprises in the post-1989 environment? What were the respective roles of the old social networks, the state, and the foreign investors in the adaptation of these actors? How did the business strategy, management and production process of firms located in Western Europe change? How have labour markets changed and what is the impact of mobility and migration? How do we judge the future sustainability of integrated European capital, labour and service markets?

3. Social actors: How have the communist-era labour unions, which were
the ‘transmission belts’ of the communist party, transformed themselves into fully-fledged labour unions? What are patterns of trans-national labour collaboration throughout the EU? How has civil society across Europe changed in the aftermath of the collapse of communism? What has the collapse of communism meant for gender relations across Europe? How have rising inequality and economic challenges throughout Europe altered the European political scene?

Anybody interested in these featured panels is strongly encouraged to
contact the programme committee and to submit a draft proposal by 01
December 2008. N.B. With a focus on political, economic and social
actors, panels examining other domains such as the state, the military, cultural sphere, the legal system and the European Union and other European institutions are also very welcome. Terms and conditions as above. Please send your single file to apply1989@iz-soz.de


Open call for posters: The best of doctoral research

The programme committee solicits poster proposals from doctoral students engaged in research that is related to the conference theme in the widest sense. The public conference will feature a dedicated poster sessions of two hours – to leave ample time for personal introductions and discussions. The purpose of the poster session is to bring together post-docs and doctoral researchers in the spirit of mutual exchange and in the spirit of fostering mentoring and research collaboration in future.

Doctoral students wishing to present a poster should submit an abstract and their full details to the programme committee by 10 January 2009.
Please send your single file to apply1989@iz-soz.de

Publication, career advice and further research opportunities

Participants will be invited to consider book and journal publication
opportunities with the Research Network 1989, including a ‘digital
collaboratory’ under development in conjunction with a network of
European university presses. Further details will be available in spring
2009.

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Fellowship - post-doc: The Newton International Fellowship

The Newton International Fellowship

Are you at the beginning of your research career - with the potential to be world-class?
Is your research in the natural or social sciences, engineering or
humanities?
Do you want to build and maintain links with leading researchers in the UK?

Then apply now for a Newton International Fellowship.

The Newton International Fellowship scheme will select the very best
early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world, and offer support for two years at UK research institutions.

The long-term aim of the scheme is to build a global pool of research
leaders and encourage long-term international collaboration with the UK.

The Fellowships cover the broad range of natural and social sciences,
engineering and the humanities.

They provide grants of £24,000 per annum to cover subsistence and £8,000 to cover research expenses, plus a one-off relocation allowance of £2,000.

As part of the scheme, all Newton Fellows who remain in research will be granted a 10 year follow-up funding package worth £6,000 per annum.

For more detailed information on the Newton International Fellowships
please visit the fellowship website:
http://www.newtonfellowships.org/index.html

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Fellowship: opportunity for doctoral students

The Institut fuer die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Institute for
Human Sciences, IWM) has recently published the new call for
application for its Józef Tischner Fellowship for younger Polish or
Polish-American scholars. Please find below the basic information a
pdf file for your further use is in the attachment.

Józef Tischner Fellowship 2009

Deadline for application is December 23, 2008


Please send the application to:
Institut fuer die Wissenschaften vom Menschen
Fellowship Coordinator
Spittelauer Laende 3
1090 Wien
Austria

Or by e-mail to: fellowships at iwm dot at, subject: Józef Tischner
Fellowship

For further information please refer to:
http:/www.iwm.at/tischner.htm

We would be very pleased, if you could disseminate this information
to potential candidates.
Thanking you very much for your kindness, I remain,
Yours sincerely,
Mary Nicklas

____________________________________
Fellows program coordinator
Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen
Institute for Human Sciences
Spittelauer Lände 3
1090 Wien
Tel. +43/1/31358-108
Fax +43/1/31358-30
nicklas@iwm.at | www.iwm.at

1) CONDITIONS

The Józef Tischner Fellow will be invited to spend a 6-month term
from July to December 2009 at the IWM to pursue her/his research
project while working in residence.

The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 9 000.00 to cover
accommodation, living expenses, travel, health insurance and
incidentials.

The IWM will provide an office, access to the Internet, in-house
research facilities and other relevant sources in Vienna.

2) ELIGIBILITY

Candidates for this fellowship
- must be Polish citizens or permanently reside in Poland;
the fellowship is also open to Polish-American scholars
- must currently pursue their doctoral degree or have recently
obtained a Ph.D.
- must not be older than 35 years

3) APPLICATION

The application consists of the following materials:
- the application form (pls download from
http://info.iwm.at/ti09.zip)
- a concise research proposal in English (max. 4 pages, A 4 double-
spaced)
- a curriculum vitae
- 2 letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the
applicant's academic work

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Internship: Internship opportunity at MRGE Budapest office

Call for Internship Applications

Minority Rights Group Europe, the regional office of MRG International,an international NGO working to secure the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples, is now looking for an intern to work in its office in Budapest for a period of 3-6 months with a work pattern of 3-5 days/week.

The intern will assist the office in:

· implementing its two ongoing programmes: 'Advancing Inclusion of
Vulnerable Groups in Southeast Europe: Minority Rights Advocacy in the
EU Accession Process' and 'Promoting Development in Europe: Towards a
Critical Mass and Beyond,' a development education project in the new EU member states.

· liaising with partners in connection with activities as requested

· monitoring and evaluating programme activities

· fundraising activities

Profile:

· understanding of human rights and minority rights
· excellent English
· strong computer skills

Remuneration:

· MRG Europe will cover the cost of travel to the office and meals on
working days

Please note that MRG Europe is not able to secure visas for the
internship. Only applicants who have the right to stay in Hungary will
be considered.

Deadline for applying: 15th November 2008

Starting date: as soon as possible

If you would like to apply, please send your CV and a letter of
motivation explaining why you would like to work at MRG and indicating
when you will be available for the internship in English by e-mail to
ildiko.magyar@mrgmail.org with a subject line "Application for
internship".

Ildiko Magyar
Programmes Assistant
MRG Europe
H-1016 Budapest, Berc u. 13-15.
Hungary
T: +361 2795769, F: +361 2795772
E: ildiko.magyar@mrgmail.org
W: www.minorityrights.org

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Announcement: Call for Participants: Avant Garde Interest Group (a Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop)

I write to invite you to attend the first coordination meeting of the
Avant Garde Interest Group, a new Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop
formed by graduate students in German Studies at The University of
Michigan.

The group has been organized by Sara Jackson, Seth Howes, and Michael
André, with faculty sponsorship by Kerstin Barndt (German, Museum
Studies) and Johannes von Moltke (German, Screen Arts and Cultures).
Our interest is to maintain the discussion initiated by our recent
graduate conference, "Examining the Avant Garde", and thereby to
broaden our focus into a transdisciplinary dialogue. We would like to
hold a work-in-progress workshop for those across the university
engaged with the avant garde, and host a guest lecture or
performance. Additional possibilities include a regular reading group
and perhaps a film series.

The first coordination meeting will take place on Friday, November 14
at 3 pm in the Modern Languages Building, room 3308. If you are
unable to come, but would like to receive announcements, please let us
know so that we can include you on our email list.

For further information, you may also visit our website (under
reconstruction but still accessible): sitemaker.umich.edu/avantgarde.
And of course we welcome all inquiries.

Many thanks for your consideration, and apologies for cross-posting.
We look forward to seeing you.

Michael André

PhD Candidate
German Studies/Museum Studies
graduate coordinator, Avant Garde Interest Group
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Conference: Does it really matter? Visa facilitation in the Western Balkans, 12/10/2008, Brussels

European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) and King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) have great pleasure to invite you to take part in the conference "Does it really matter? Visa facilitation in the Western Balkans: Monitoring of the new agreements". The event will be held on 10 December 2008 in the Crown Plaza Hotel Europe, in Brussels, Belgium.

The Visa Facilitation Agreements (VFA) signed by the EU with five countries of the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) came into force on the 1 January 2008. They were intended to facilitate "people to people" contacts between the citizens of the EU and WB and allow certain categories of citizens to travel and conduct business in the Schengen zone without over-burdensome administrative procedures.

However, a monitoring conducted in the region by local organizations has showed that the implementation of these agreements by member states is defective and that the VFAs are simply not achieving results for which they were designed. Moreover, striking differences in implementation of the VFAs between different EU member states have been recorded.

If you would like to attend this event we kindly ask you to confirm your presence by replying to this e-mail before Friday 21 November 2008.

We sincerely hope that this project will appeal to you and that you will join us for this conference.

Here is the draft programme of the conference:

Does it Really Matter? Visa Facilitation in the Western Balkans:
Monitoring of the new Agreements
International Conference
10 December 2008,
Venue: Crown Plaza Brussels Europa Hotel
Address: 107 rue de la Loi
Brussels, Belgium

With our best regards,
Kenan Hadzimusic
Project Manager
ECAS - European Citizen Action Service
83, Rue du Prince Royal
1050 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 548 04 93
Fax: +32 2 548 04 99

E-mail: kenan.hadzimusic@ecas.org

Website: www.ecas-citizens.eu


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08:30 - 09:00 Registration

09:00 - 09:30 Keynote address: Jacques Barrot, Vice President
of the European Commission, Responsible for Justice, Freedom and Security
(TBC)

Discussion Q&A

09:30 - 10:45 Panel 1: Presentations of the findings of the
hotline and survey reports on visa facilitation in Western Balkans

Issues for debate:

* What are the convergences in the survey and hotline results in the five countries?

* Have the visa facilitation agreements done their homework ? triggered people to people contacts among citizens of the EU and Western Balkans?

* What are the main findings of the analysis of surveys accomplished with visa applicants? Do both reports draw the same conclusions?

* Have the advantages come through: multiple entry visas, easier access to the special categories of population, lower issuing costs, etc?

* Are the visa facilitation agreements worth amending? What mechanism could be put in place to evaluate and control the implementation of the agreements?

Chair: Amra
Seleskovic, Director, Vesta Association, Bosnia - Herzegovina

Panel: Leszek
Chajewski, Battory Foundation - Survey Report

Kenan Hadzimusic, Project Manager, European Citizen Action Service - Hotline Report

Ditmir Bushati, Executive Director, European Movement Albania, Albania

Discussion Q&A

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 Panel 2: From visa facilitation to
visa liberalization

Issues for debate:

* What are the next steps for advocating visa liberalization?

* Could a common visa code between member states constitute a good tool to insure more uniform visa implementation?

* What are the convergences with other studies accomplished in Eastern Europe?

* What is the role of the National governments in Western Balkans in the visa liberalization process?

* Is the decision to liberalize the visa system with Western Balkans
intrinsically of a political nature?

Chair:
Daliborka Uljarevic, Executive Director, Centre for Civic Education,
Montenegro (TBC)

Panel: Jelko
Kacin, Member of the European Parliament, Slovenia (TBC)

H.E. Pierre Sellal, French Ambassador to the EU, Brussels (TBC)

Alexandra Stiglmayer, Senior Analyst, European Stability Initiative,
Brussels

Tanja Hafner-Ademi, Coordinator of Balkan Civil Scoiety Development Network, Macedonia

Discussion, Q & A

Concluding Remarks

12:30 - 13:15 Lunch Break

END OF THE CONFERENCE

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CfP Journal:"The relations of the Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet army with non Russians, from the Imperial Age to the present".

The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies, # 10, June 2009 An electronic journal of social sciences

www.pipss.org

Call for contributors: “The relations of the Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet army with non Russians, from the Imperial Age to the present�.



Pipss.org
is an electronic journal of social sciences devoted to the armed forces and power institutions of post-Soviet societies. Pipss.org is a multi-disciplinary journal, which addresses issues across a broad field of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, political science, psychology, economics, history, legal science. Its main objective is to study changes and their underlying mechanisms in post-Soviet republics, through the analysis of the institutions that remain most hidden from the public eye: armies and power institutions. As an electronic journal, pipss.org also aims to promote scholarly debate across as broad an audience as possible, and make CIS research available to Western scholars. Thanks to its international scientific board drawn from a large pool of leading academics and experts in their respective fields, it is in a position to become a leading source of analysis on post-Soviet societies. Pipss.org is a principal partner of the International Security Network (www.isn.ethz.ch ) and a member of the CNRS/EHESS scientific journals network Revues.org.

Tenth issue: “The relations of the Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet army with non Russians, from the Imperial Age to the present�.

Guidelines for article submission

The journal will be published in three languages (French, English and Russian with a 100-word abstract in English) thanks to which most authors will be able to write in their mother tongue. This will ensure greater precision in the articles and avoid a decrease in scientific quality. But we draw your attention to the fact that most pipss.org readers are essentially English speakers, therefore we do encourage articles in English in order to reach an audience as broad as possible.

The articles submitted to pipss.org for publication should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Manuscripts should be attached as Microsoft Word format. References should be given in footnotes. (For more details about the guidelines for article submission please check www.pipss.org or contact the Editorial Board). There should be a cover page stating the author's background and affiliation, full address.

If you wish to submit an article, please first contact the editorial board and send a 100-word abstract in English. The deadline for article submission is April 10, 2009, with publication in June 2009. Final decisions on publication will be made by the Editorial Board.

Please send your contributions or inquiries to:

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, Chief Editor, contact@pipss.org

Juliette Cadiot, Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski (10th Issue Editor)

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Papers dealing with other issues related to armies and power institutions in the CIS, as well as book review proposals are also welcome.

The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies

www.pipss.org

contact@pipss.org

Editorial Board: Eden Cole, Anna Colin Lebedev, Françoise Dauce, Gilles Favarel-Garrigues, Anne Le Huerou, Erica Marat, Laurent Rucker, Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, Joris Van Bladel


In 2009, our electronic review, The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies (www.pipss.org) will devote an issue to “the relations of the Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet army with non Russians, from the Imperial Age to the present�. The issue will present a multidisciplinary view – historical, sociological, anthropological, demographic, political science, etc.

Owing to its situation as melting pot of the Nation, the army has always had to deal with the problem of ethnic diversity, its recognition and importance varying according to the period.

The Imperial Age was marked by the introduction of universal conscription. Yet despite the declared “universality� of military service, different recruitment policies were applied depending on geographic and social origin, as well as religion.

After the revolution, the Red Army, which became the Soviet army, played and essential role in the making of “the Soviet man�: military service became the nation’s school – it was the Army’s job to teach populations to read and write and to Russianise them. Managing the ethnic mix in the Army was a complex problem. The Army’s physical needs and its needs for skills, combined with the authorities’ distrust of certain minorities led to numerous twists and turns: ethnic battalions were organised, while minorities considered unreliable were first barred from conscription, then gradually reintegrated.

After the Great Patriotic War, the continuing distrust of certain nationalities on the part of the high command led to the exclusion of these populations from the officers corps, while less prestigious battalions (stroibat) were made up essentially of Central Asian recruits. Military hierarchy was predominantly Slav. It was during this period that the zemliachestvo phenomenon appeared.

On the eve of the fall of the Soviet Union, some of the federated states (notably the Baltic republics) considered the Soviet army as an occupying army. Many minorities refused to speak Russian. When the USSR collapsed, it was the Slavs’ turn to be a minority in the armies originating in the Soviet army (in states) outside Russia.

Having chosen to maintain a policy of conscription, the post-Soviet Russian army remains confronted with ethnic and religious problems: in particular, it is faced with a sharp increase in its Muslim population (this increase was already problematical under Brezhnev, but became less so with the fall of the USSR and the loss of Central Asia, especially Azerbaidjan. The two Chechen conflicts, as in the previous war in Afghanistan, forced military authorities to adopt specific policies towards Muslim recruits. Finally, the post-Soviet Russian army seems at present to have officially chosen to support local and ethnic grouping as a new method for eradicating dedovchtchina, and continues to direct Muslim recruits towards non combat and less prestigious battalions.

The organisation of ethnic and religious diversity specific to each of these different epochs up to now is therefore the crux of our investigation. The study of military policies in regard to minorities from the tsarist epoch up to the present time seems essential to an understanding of the foundations of post-Soviet ethnic relations.

The questions we would like to deal with in this issue are the following:

Minorities and conscription policy

- minority conscription policies during the various periods mentioned (Jews, Muslims, Caucasian ethnic minorities, etc.); problems encountered by the authorities for the integration of these minorities; passive and active resistance of these minorities to integration into the army; political, social, demographic, linguistic and physical barriers to integration into military service;

- dissensions between ethnic minorities and the state

Ethnic units

- the training of ethnic units; the role of ethnic minorities during the first and second world wars (their contribution to the victory of the Red army over Nazi Germany);

- the use of ethnic units during local wars (Tadjikistan, Afghanistan, Chechnya, etc.).

Zemliatchestvo

- the principle of extra-territoriality and nationalities policy in the army;

- ethnic grouping in the army (zemliatchestvo): yesterday and today; ethnic (and religious) grouping as a factor in the eradication of dedovchtchina in the post-Soviet army?

The Slavic minority, from the tsarist empire to the CIS

- The Ukrainising of the Ukrainian Soviet State in the 20s and 30s;

- Russian/Slavic officers in CIS armies;

Language policy in the army

- the Russian army and language policy (Russianising, literacy, the language of command, etc.)

- the Russian occupation army (from the imperial army to the Soviet army before the collapse of the USSR)

- CIS armies and language policy after the fall of the USSR

The army, military exploits and the xenophobic component in Russian nationalist discourse

- the appropriation by the Russians of the army’s glories, from Stalin (under whom, already, only the great Russian generals were celebrated) to Putin.

Religious minorities in the army

- managing religious minorities (Jewish, Muslim, etc.) in the army; freedom of worship; dealing with Muslim conscripts during the Afghan and Chechen crises;

- changeover to a professional army. What is the scenario, in the context of an increasing Muslim population? Towards a mono-national and mono-religious volunteer army or an army representative of national diversity? (towards the constitution of multinational or mono-national units, as is the case in Chechnya today?)

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Scientific Board: Adrian Beck (UK), Alexander Belkin (Russia), Frederic Charillon (France), Stephen Cimbala (USA), Julian Cooper (UK), Roger Mc Dermott (UK), Isabelle Facon (France), Mark Galeotti (UK), Aleksandr Gol'ts (Russia), Dale Herspring (USA), Philippe Manigart (Belgium), Kimberly Zisk Marten (USA), Michael Orr (UK), Michael Parrish (USA), Nikolay Petrov (Russia), Eduard Ponarin (Russia), Jean-Christophe Romer (France), Jacques Sapir (France), Manfred Sapper (Germany), Louise Shelley (USA), Richard Staar (USA), Brian Taylor (USA), Mikhail Tsypkin (USA), Stephen Webber (UK), Elena Zdravomyslova (Russia).


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Announcement: Russian Language Tool

English-speaking audiences have often turned to the Russia Today HQ with a proposal that a programme was created to help those who learn Russian. At the moment Russia Today executives are preparing a new teaching programme called A Little Bit of Russian, for broadcasting. Every news bulletin will have Russia Today reporters unobtrusively telling the audience about the main notions in the Russian language, which could help one quickly get adapted in the Russian-language environment.

Our channel will be happy to provide you with a set of DVDs with 28 programmes of our A Little Bit of Russian course, which could make a nice supplement to the package of services to your customers (which could make a perfect supplement to the teaching aids set normally used for teaching). We would like to point out that A Little Bit of Russian carries only news and no commercial advertising.

We are ready to answer your questions, should you have any, consider co-operation terms, and discuss technicalities at any time convenient for you.

In the past three years of its broadcasting, Russia Today has established good reputation in the world of television. Since it has been so far the only English-language channel in Russia, it remains the only reliable source of information about all the events in Russia and post-Soviet countries for many people. A public survey carried out in 2008 by Nielsen Media Research among the subscribers of the major US cable TV channel, Time Warner Cable, showed that the monthly audience of Russia Today among the subscribers and those who know about Russia Today’s broadcasts exceeded the audience of BBC America by 11 %.
With our deep respect,

Zara Karapetyan
Media and External
Communications Department Manager
Russia Today
Tel: +7 495 645 28 08
Fax: +7 495 926 25 50
Mob: +7 916 197 60 88
www.russiatoday.com

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announcement: for archeologists interested in working in Macedonia

This note is for archeologists and cultural heritage protection practitioners from universities and research institutes. If you are interested in working in this capacity here in the Republic of Macedonia, or would just like to know further information about the exciting possibilities of coming here to do research work, I would like to hear from you. Please contact me at: cdeliso@balkanalysis.com .

The website http://www.balkanalysis.com/, one of the most popular independent websites covering the region, is now looking for new writers on various topics of interest, including political politics, current events, security and reform issues, as well as tourism and culture.

Contact cdeliso@balkanalysis.com if you have a specific proposal.


Christopher Deliso, Director
Skopje, Macedonia

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Jobs: International Job Opportunities in the Balkans

If you are looking for job opportunities in the Balkans in the International Environment and Development Sector, you will find the following job opportunities posted at http://www.DevNetJobs.org to be of interest.


To stay informed of such job opportunities in future, you may also
sign up for free updates at http://www.DevNetJobs.org or by sending a
blank email to: developmentjobs-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Jessica Matthews
Outreach Coordinator
DevNetJobs.org
http://www.DevNetJobs.org

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Please apply directly to the emails provided within the job description and ensure you do so before the closing date.

Consultant
Kosovo Enterprise Program (KEP-MFI)
Location: Kosovo
Last Date: November 3, 2008
http://216.197.119.113/jobman/publish/article_50783.shtml
Local Lending Expert
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
Location: Bulgaria
Last Date: October 31, 2008http://216.197.119.113/jobman/publish/article_50895.shtml
National Expert / Team of Experts on Study - Moldova
United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
Location: Home Based
Last Date: October 30, 2008http://216.197.119.113/jobman/publish/article_50767.shtml

Team Leader / Strategic Programming Expert
ABU Consult Berlin GmbH
Location: Serbia
Last Date: November 11, 2008
http://216.197.119.113/jobman/publish/article_50582.shtml

National Expert / Team of Experts on Study "The State of Volunteerism in Macedonia"
UNV - United Nations Volunteers
Location: Home Based
Last Date: October 30, 2008
http://216.197.119.113/jobman/publish/article_50766.shtml

Team Leader
Soges S.p.A
Location: Pristina, Kosovo
Last Date: November 17, 2008
http://216.197.119.113/jobman/publish/article_50671.shtml

Team Leader / Senior Agri-Environments Expert
Vakakis International SA
Location: Turkey
Last Date: October 31, 2008
http://216.197.119.113/jobman/publish/article_50591.shtml

Procurement Expert with a specialisation in Infrastructures
ABU Consult Berlin GmbH
Location: Serbia
Last Date: November 11, 2008
http://216.197.119.113/jobman/publish/article_50585.shtml

Project Preparation Expert
ABU Consult Berlin GmbH
Location: Serbia
Last Date: November 11, 2008
http://216.197.119.113/jobman/publish/article_50584.shtml

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CfP Journal: Influence of Transnational Terrorist and Criminal Organizations

Deadline for the submission of papers is 17 January 2009.

The HUMSEC Journal aims to widen the discussion on the issue of human
security in general and in particular on the impact of transnational
terrorist and criminal organizations on the peace-building process of
the Western Balkan region, the influence of transnational and
criminal organisations on the state and on the society, and the
connection between transnational terrorist and criminal organisations
in the Western Balkan region.

The Editorial Board welcomes original scientific papers addressing
the issues of human security, terrorism and organised crime. The main
topic of the third edition of the HUMSEC Journal is:

"THE INFLUENCE OF TRANSNATIONAL TERRORIST AND CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS
ON THE PEACEBUILDING PROCESS IN THE WESTERN BALKANS."

If you wish to publish an article please contact us under the following email address: journal@humsec.eu

Detailed background information on the submission of papers and reviews can be found at the HUMSEC website www.humsec.eu


Alline Pedra Jorge Birol and Maddalena Vivona

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HUMSEC Project
Schubertstrasse 29/1
8010 Graz
Austria

Tel: +43 316 322888 23
Fax: +43 316 322888 4
Website: www.humsec.eu

The HUMSEC Project is supported by the European Commission under the
Sixth Framework Programme "Integrating and Strengthening the European
Research Area".

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Internships: US State Dept summer

You may have come to the Oct. 1 presentation on “Careers & Internships in US Government Foreign Affairs�. Or you might have stopped by the State Department’s table at the International Opportunities Fair last week. Even if missed these events but are interested in US diplomacy & international relations, consider applying for a summer internship with the US State Department. Students who are US citizens (except 1st year undergrads) are eligible as long as they continue their degree studies after the internship. Applications may be submitted online at:

http://careers.state.gov/students/programs.html#SIP

The deadline for submitting the online application is Monday, Nov. 3. Letters of reference are not required. You will need to fax your transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable). And if you wish to apply for a paid internship, you’ll need to fax your Student Aid Report (SAR) and have your Expected Family Contribution number (EFC) ready to enter into the online application. Most internships are unpaid, but you may apply for funding through various U-M offices—see: http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/work/internfunding.html

It’s your choice as to whether the internship would be at the State Dept headquarters in Washington, DC, or abroad at a US Embassy. To apply, you’ll need to choose a bureau to apply to. The positions overseas are generally with bureaus that have a regional focus, e.g. African Affairs, East Asian & Pacific Affairs, European & Eurasian Affairs, Near East Asian Affairs, South Central Asian Affairs and Western Hemisphere Affairs.

If you have questions, call us at 647-2259 or e-mail me at bnolting@umich.edu. We have detailed hard-copy brochures about the State Dept internship program that you may pick up at the International Center.

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Bill Nolting, U-M International Center, tel. 647-2259

http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt---


U-M’s Diplomat-in-Residence, Adrienne O’Neal, encourages U-M students to e-mail her with questions at onealas@umich.edu. You may also contact student interns from the Oct. 1 panel (available on DVD at the International Center):

Bret Chaness , senior in Public Policy, intern in Washington, DC in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. He worked on political and economic reform programs for the Middle East in the Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (a part of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs). He currently serve as the State Department’s Foreign Affairs Campus Coordinator at U-M.

Monica Sendor , senior in Russian & East European Studies, interned in Russia and Bulgaria

Erik Fonseca , interned in Jamaica while a Master’s candidate in the Ford School of Public Policy.

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Fellowship: E. Europe and Eurasia

Fellowship Opportunity for Humanities Research

Applications are now available for the 2009-2010 National Endowment for Humanities Collaborative Research Fellowship.

Application deadline: February 15, 2009.

The Collaborative Research Fellowship, administered by American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, provides up to $40,000 for four to twelve months of collaborative research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

The Collaborative Research Fellowship supports a wide range of
humanities topics including, but not limited to, linguistics, literature, history, philosophy, archaeology, comparative religion, ethics and the history criticism, and theory of the arts. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree and have a working knowledge of one or more of the languages of East-Central Europe or Eurasia, or be able to demonstrate that such language proficiency is not critical for the successful completion of their particular projects. Additionally, all projects must involve at least one
collaborator from the region.

Program organizers will make every effort to support the work of U.S.
humanists from fields under-represented in scholarship on East-Central
Europe and Eurasia. In the past, for example, American studies, art
history, comparative literature, cultural anthropology, musicology, and philosophy have been supported through the Collaborative Research Fellowship. All awards place a premium on the potential for further valuable humanistic collaboration beyond the specific award period of the NEH fellowship. American Councils and NCEEER encourage applications from scholars proposing innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to their subjects.

Applicants must propose to conduct at least four months of full-time
research, of which two months must be spent overseas. Scholars who are
able to begin their projects between May 2009 and May 2010 are welcome to apply to this year's competition. U.S. citizenship, permanent resident status, or residency in the U.S. for three years before date of application is required.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2009.

For more information and an application, please contact:
For projects in Eurasia:
Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 833-7522
Website: www.americancouncils.org
Email: outbound@americancouncils.org

For projects in Central and Eastern Europe:
Program Officer
NEH Collaborative Humanities Fellowship
NCEEER
2601 Fourth Ave, Suite 310
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone (206) 441-6433
Website: www.nceeer.org

Email: dc@nceeer.org


All applications will receive consideration without regard to any
non-merit factor such as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, political affiliation, or disability.

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Funding: Grants for Research and Advanced Language Training Programs

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is now
accepting applications for its 2009-2010 Title VIII Grants for Research and Advanced Language Training programs in Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Russia, Southeastern Europe, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine.

Application deadline for Fall 2009 and Academic Year 2009-2010 programs:
January 15th, 2009.

Please be aware that this will be the last January 15th deadline, as the Title VIII programs will move to a once-a-year deadline in Fall of 2009.

For more information on this, please contact Outbound Programs (contact information listed below).

Fellowships will be offered in five categories:

*Title VIII Research Scholar Program: Provides full support for three-
to nine-month research trips to Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. Fellowships include roundtrip
international travel, housing and living stipends, visa support, medical insurance, archive access, and logistical support in the field. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty. Application deadlines:
January 15 (Fall and Academic Year Programs).

*Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program: Provides
full support for research and up to ten academic hours per week of advanced language instruction for three-to-nine months in Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. Fellowships include roundtrip international travel, housing and living stipends, tuition, visa support, medical insurance, archive access, and logistical support in the field. Open
to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.
Application deadlines: January 15 (Fall and Academic Year Programs).

*Title VIII Special Initiatives Fellowship: Provides grants of up to
$35,000 for field research on policy-relevant topics in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a policy-relevant field. Scholars must
conduct research for at least four months in the field. Application
deadline: January 15 (Fall and Academic Year Programs).

*Title VIII Southeastern Europe Research Program: Provides full support for U.S. graduate students, faculty, and post-doctoral scholars seeking to conduct research for three to nine months in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia. Scholars may apply for support for research in more than one country during a single trip, provided they intend to work in the field for a total of three to nine months. Application deadline: January 15 (Fall and Academic
Year Programs).

*Title VIII Southeastern Europe Language Program: Provides fellowships
for graduate students, faculty, and scholars to study language for a
semester, academic year or summer in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia. Open to students at the MA and Ph.D. level, as well as post-doctoral scholars and faculty, who have at least elementary language skills. Application deadline: January 15 (Fall and Academic Year Programs).


Applications are available for download at
www.americancouncils.org/research
or by contacting the American Councils Outbound Office. Applications
must be postmarked by the application deadline date.

For more information, please contact:
Russian and Eurasian Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 833-7522
Email: outbound@americancouncils.org
Website: www.americancouncils.org

Funding for these programs is available through American Councils from
U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) grant support. All competitions for funding are open and merit based. All applications will receive consideration without regard to any non-merit factors such as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age (with authorized exceptions), political affiliation, or disability.

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Job: On campus Guest House: Employees Needed

We are currently seeking a live-in innkeeping assistant (room & board + stipend) here, as well as wait staff for breakfasts; we are located in residential campus area (1917 Washtenaw Ave at Fair Oaks Pkwy), about a 10 minute walk to classrooms. My former husband was Bulgarian, and I have Polish roots.

Please call if you need further explanation.


Kei J. Constantinov
(734)741-4969

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