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August 21, 2009

The War Memoir in History and Literature, 11/22-24/2010, Australia

Deadline: June 1, 2010

CFP: War Stories: The War Memoir in History and Literature, 22-24 November 2010, University of Newcastle, Australia

From the early modern period through to the present day, both combatants and non-combatants who lived through war have written about their experiences in autobiographical works. Sometimes published, but often not, such memoirs entail not only authors recalling their wartime lives but recasting, re-imagining and reprocessing their experiences. The popularity of war memoirs in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries in particular raises questions about why, when and the manner in which conflicts are recalled and remembered, how these texts contribute to or conflict with collective memories, and how they can be read and interpreted by the reading public and scholars alike.

Papers are invited from scholars from across the disciplines working on any aspect of the memoir in relation to military conflicts in any locale, from the early modern period to the present day. In examining war memoirs and the manner in which both veterans and civilians recall past conflicts, this symposium will also contribute to a broader discussion on the experience of war across cultural boundaries.

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Jay Winter (Yale)

Paper proposals (as well a brief C.V.) should be submitted via e-mail to the conference organizers, Philip Dwyer Philip.Dwyer@newcastle.edu.au or Roger Markwick Roger.Markwick@newcastle.edu.au

Please send all queries to the same address. The deadline for receiving proposals is 1 June 2010. Papers will be circulated before the symposium. Accepted papers must be submitted for circulation to participants no later than 1 November 2010.

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Bilingual Russian English RA, Israel

Wanted: Bilingual Russian/English speaking research assistant to work as part of a quality assurance team on a Columbia University research study on health behaviors in Israel. Fluency in written and spoken Russian and English required, as well as at least one year of college education. Additional familiarity with Hebrew a major plus. Job starts as soon as possible. Must be able to receive pay legally in the United States.

Job description: Assist research team with quality assurance of interviews conducted in Russian by listening to recorded interviews, monitoring the accuracy of the data and providing structured written feedback on the interviewer's performance. Worksite is at Columbia University Medical Center in Washington Heights (near 168th Street subway stops). Minimum 20 hours/week. Duration of the job: several months. Pay: $15.64/hour, higher for someone with knowledge of Hebrew as well as Russian.

Please email resume and cover letter in English to Bijal Shah dratjobs@nypdrat.cpmc.columbia.edu

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Language Learning in Computer Mediated Communities, Manoa

LANGUAGE LEARNING IN COMPUTER MEDIATED COMMUNITIES (LLCMC) CONFERENCE
October 11-13, 2009
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/llcmc/

The LLCMC Conference will explore the use of computers as a medium of communication in a wide variety of online language learning communities. Highlights will include a plenary talk by Dr. Gilberte Furstenberg (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), a special panel showcasing online cultural exchanges based at UHM, and fifteen exciting paper presentations. For more details as well as the conference schedule, visit the conference website.

Immediately preceding LLCMC will be a special pre-conference event entitled CULTURA: WEB-BASED INTERCULTURAL EXCHANGES on October 10-11. It will use the original web-based Cultura project, pioneered by Dr. Furstenberg and her colleagues, as a basic model and consist of a series of panels dealing with a variety of topics related to online intercultural exchanges, as well as a Tech Fair (electronic poster sessions) where some participants will demonstrate their own projects. For more details, visit the pre-conference webpage: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/llcmc/cultura.html

PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE - SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/llcmc/registration.html

Preregister for the LLCMC Conference by September 15, 2009 to enjoy discount rates. There is no registration fee for the Cultural pre-conference event, but we encourage potential attendees to preregister in advance (whether or not they plan to come to LLCMC) to ensure they have a seat reserved for them.

National Foreign Language Resource Center
University of Hawai'i
1859 East-West Road, #106
Honolulu HI 96822
voice: (808) 956-9424, fax: (808) 956-5983
email: nflrc@hawaii.edu

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Grants for Research and Advanced Language Training Programs

Application deadline for Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Academic Year 2010-2011, and Spring 2011 programs: October 1st, 2009.

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is now accepting applications for its 2010-2011 Title VIII Grants for Research and Advanced Language Training programs in Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Russia, Southeast Europe, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine.

Programs must begin between Feb. 1st, 2010 and June 30, 2011; and must be completed by September 30, 2011. Please note that for the next deadline (October 1st, 2010) and for each deadline thereafter, programs must begin between June 2011 and June 2012; and must be completed by September 30, 2012. Therefore if you want to begin your fellowship during spring 2011, you must apply to the October 1st, 2009 deadline.

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 round-trip 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. Annual deadline: October 1st.

*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. Annual deadline: October 1st.

*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, and Turkmenistan. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a policy-relevant field and conduct research for at least four months in the field. Annual deadline: October 1st.

*Title VIII Southeast European Research Scholar 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, Kosovo, 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. Annual deadline: October 1st.

*Title VIII Southeast European Language Training 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, Kosovo, 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. Annual deadline:
October 1st.

Funding for these programs is available through American Councils from the U.S. Department of State's Title VIII Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Independent States of the Former Soviet Union). All competitions for funding are open and merit based. All applications will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, or disability.

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

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Project Director vacancy, Dushabe

Deadline: September 1, 2009.
Position available in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, starting January 1, 2010.

Project Director

Position Description
SUMMARY:
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is seeking candidates for the position of Project Director, stationed in Dushanbe, Tajikistan for an upcoming four-country USAID-funded project which seeks to develop, pilot and assess best practice in preventing primary and secondary school dropouts. Pilots will be carried out in India, Tajikistan, Cambodia and Timor Leste. American Councils will manage the Tajikistan portion of the project. The project will identify elements of successful student dropout prevention programming; conduct an assessment of student dropout issues and trends in each pilot country; design and implement pilot projects in each country, assess their effectiveness and develop and distribute a student dropout prevention programming guide for the Asia and Middle East Region. The project director will work in conjunction with partner organizations and will have responsibility for managing in-country aspects of the program, and contributing to the research studies, pilot project design, assessment and reporting. This 4-year position is dependent upon funding and candidates must be available to begin work January 1, 2010.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Manage in-country aspects of the program, including research studies, pilot projects, in Dushanbe and satellite offices;
- Oversee and actively manage relationships with funder, partner organizations, the Ministry of Education and other stakeholders;
- Make oral presentations at conferences and stakeholder meetings in Tajikistan and internationally;
- and Ensure compliance with all internal and external regulations and laws.

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Graduate level academic degree in education or related field;
- Excellent research and writing skills;
- Experience in implementing donor-funded education reform projects in Central Asia;
- Management experience, preferably with USAID funded projects;
- Demonstrated leadership and presentation skills;
- Native, or near-native English required; Tajik and/or Russian language skills highly desirable;
- Ability to travel extensively in difficult environments;
- and Proven cross-cultural skills and ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders.

TO APPLY:
Send letter/resume and salary requirements by September 1 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
No phone calls.
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.

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Romani mobilities in Europe, 01/14-15/2010, Oxford

Deadline: 25th September 25, 2009.

Romani mobilities in Europe: multidisciplinary perspectives

January 14-15, 2010

Convened by Nando Sigona and Roger Zetter, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) at the University of Oxford is organizing an international conference on the theme of Romani mobilities in Europe: multidisciplinary perspectives. The conference is part of ‘Mapping Romani mobilities in Europe’, a two-year research project funded by the John Fell Oxford University Press Research Fund. The main aim of the conference is to bring together scholars and students from across a variety of disciplines to discuss the multiple dimensions and impacts of Romani mobilities in Europe.

We invite proposals for papers which investigate the variety and directions of contemporary Romani mobilities into, out of and within the EU and locate them in the broader political, social, historical and cultural context. We welcome in particular proposals that focus on one or more of the following areas:
- Provide historical perspectives on policy and practice aimed at governing Romani mobilities;
- Interrogate, through the Roma case, the concept and practice of freedom of movement in the EU ;
- Investigate broader demographic trends or specific migratory movements of Roma in the EU;
- Explore the relationship between different legal statuses and patterns and directions of Romani mobility;
- Explore Romani politics in the enlarged EU and the process of Europeanisation of the Roma issue, looking in particular at international NGOs, Roma elite and grassroots activism;
- Investigate the relationship between indigenous and long-established Romani communities and newly arrived Roma migrants;
- Discuss continuities and discontinuities in public discourses and social policies for Roma, Gypsies and Travellers in the EU;
- Explore settlement and resettlement issues in the context of widespread anti-Gypsyism;
- Analyse the impacts of migration on identity and cultural production.

The conference will take place on 14-15 January 2010 and will feature a range of plenary and panel sessions and a keynote lecture by Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne MEP.

Those wishing to present a paper are invited to submit an abstract (max 300 words) and a brief CV (max 150 words) to the conference organisers by Friday 25th September 2009.

For full details see: Call for Papers Romani mobilities in Europe http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/PDFs/Call%20for%20Papers%20Romani%20mobilities%20in%20Europe.pdf (PDF).

An online registration system will be accessible shortly.

For paper proposals and further information regarding to the conference, please email : Nando Sigona or call on +44(0)1865 281703

Link: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/index.html?conf_conferences_140110

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August 20, 2009

Russian literature, Chicago

Deadline: October 15, 2009

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of the University of Chicago welcomes applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Russian literature. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in Russian poetry, prose and/or drama of the eighteenth or nineteenth century, but other specializations and periods will also be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Humanities Core and to our year-long survey of Russian literature in addition to teaching topical seminars at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand will be preferred. Candidates should have strong language skills and a demonstrated commitment to research.

To be considered, candidates must submit a cover letter and current curriculum vitae online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, for posting number 00070:
https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp

Candidates are also required to submit the cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample in hard copy to:
Russian Literature Search
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Chicago
1130 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637-1539

Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2009; all electronic uploads and hard copies must be received by 2 January 2010 in order for candidates to qualify. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAASS Convention in Boston. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity.

Direct posting link: http://tinyurl.com/n2mq7j

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Strategic Development Advisor in Higher Education, Kazakhstan

Strategic Development Advisor in Higher Education - Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia, Kazakhstan

EFCA announces tender on provision of Advisory services on Strategic development for one of the Higher education institutions in Kazakhstan for an international expert specializing in strategic management, organizational development, marketing, and/or higher education with demonstrated successful experience in similar projects. The experience of working with post- Soviet republic educational institutions is welcomed. A translator will be provided, however, knowledge of Russian would be an advantage. Groups of experts are also welcome to apply.

Applicants should submit a proposal in English including:
1.Applicant's CV;
2.Description of the applicants' previous experience in similar projects, with written products and letters of
recommendation if possible;
3.Summary budget;
4.Suggested list of questions for the baseline study with methods of gathering and analyzing data in brief;
5.Suggested periods of availability for travel to Kazakhstan.

For the complete information about the tender please download the complete scope of work from
http://www.efcentralasia.org/en/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=53&Itemid=35

or request by email from Yaila Kadyrbekova, senior program officer at EFCA,
atykadyrbekova@efcentralasia.org
or by phone number +7 727 2501810 (ext 122).

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August 19, 2009

Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World (x-post)

We are inviting academic editorial contributors to the Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, a new print and electronic reference that will look at women today around the world and delve into the contexts of being female in the 21st century. Thus the scope of the encyclopedia will focus on women’s status starting in approximately 2000 and look forward. The work will present state-of-the-art research, ready-to-use facts.

The 1,000 signed entries (with cross-references and recommended readings) will cover issues in contemporary women’s and gender studies and the articles will include information relevant to the following academic disciplinary contexts:
- women in different cultures/countries;
- arts and media;
- business and economics;
- criminal justice;
- education;
- family studies;
- health;
- media;
- military;
- politics;
- science and technology;
- sports;
- environmental studies;
- and religion.

We are making assignments with a submission due date of December 1, 2009.

This comprehensive project will be published in stages by SAGE Reference and will be marketed to academic and public libraries as a print and digital product available to students via the library’s electronic services. The General Editors, who will be reviewing each submission to the project, are Dr. Mary Zeiss Stange of Skidmore College, and Dr. Carol K. Oyster of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

If you are interested in contributing to this cutting-edge reference, it is a unique opportunity to contribute to the contemporary literature, redefining women’s issues in today’s terms. Moreover, it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits. SAGE Publications offers an honorarium ranging from SAGE book credits for smaller articles up to a free set of the printed product or access to the online product for contributions totaling 10,000 words or more.

The list of available articles is already prepared, and as a next step we will e-mail you the Article List (Excel file) from which you can select topics that best fit your expertise and interests. Additionally, Style and Submission Guidelines will be provided that detail article specifications.

If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference with the Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, please contact me by the e-mail information below. Please provide a brief summary of your academic/publishing credentials in women’s and gender issues.

Thanks very much.

Sue Moskowitz
Director of Author Recruitment
Golson Media
women@golsonmedia.com

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Women and Gender in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe

Deadline: October 15, 2009

ASPASIA is an international peer-reviewed yearbook that aims to bring out the best scholarship in the field of interdisciplinary women's and
gender history focused on - and produced in - Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. ASPASIA is published by Berghahn Books, see
http://journals.berghahnbooks.com/asp/


ASPASIA 5 Call for Papers:

ASPASIA 5 will be an open issue, without a special theme. We invite submissions on all topics and historical periods. For more information, please visit the website or contact one of the editors.

The Forum of ASPASIA 5 will focus on the discipline of Women's and Gender History in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The main aim of this Forum is to bring together specialists in women's and gender history from the region in order to explore and discuss their
experiences with creating and developing historical research on women and gender and the institutionalization of the field. Topics can include the establishment of new programs and intra-European collaborative projects, the foundation of new journals, the appearance of important publications and other professional achievements.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Krassimira Daskalova at krasi@sclg.uni-sofia.bg

Francisca de Haan
Central European University, Budapest
E-mail: dehaanf@ceu.hu

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Transparency International - Global Programmes, Berlin/Brussels

Deadline: August 21, 2009

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

The TI Secretariat in Berlin is seeking a highly motivated intern for its Global Programmes Department.

Main function: Support to the Global Programmes Department in its work on ‘Humanitarian Assistance’ and ‘The Water Sector’
Starting Date: Mid September 2009
Duration: Three months; full time Monday to Friday (40 hrs week)
Location: Berlin, Germany

Internship with TI Brussels Liaison Office to the EU
The Brussels Office is part of the international secretariat of TI and works in close cooperation with the entire global movement, in particular with the 22 National Chapters in the EU and the eight National Chapters and contact groups in the EU candidate and potential candidate countries. On behalf of the TI movement, the Brussels Office advocates for the prevention of and fight against corruption at the EU level.

Duration: 15 September 2009 - 15 March 2010

Internship in the External Resources Department
The External Resources Department (ERD) of Transparency International is seeking to fill an internship position as soon as possible from mid-October onwards. The Internship is planned for six months, with a review after the first two months.

Internship in the Americas Department
Main function: Assisting the Regional Director and Programme Coordinators
Starting Date: 1 September 2009
Duration: Three months; full time Monday to Friday
Location: Berlin, Germany

Internship in the ALAC DEPARTMENT
The TI Secretariat in Berlinis seeking a highly motivated intern for its Global Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre Programme to support its work in Europe and Central Asia. The primary focus of the internship will be on helping demonstrate impact through writing up Human Interest Stories.

Starting Date: September 1st 2009
Duration: six months, full time Monday to Friday (40 hrs week)
Location: Berlin, Germany

For further information, see: http://www.transparency.org/contact_us/work

ransparency International is an equal opportunity employer.
To learn more about Transparency International visit our website at http://www.transparency.org/

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Irina Tkeshelashvili

"Youth for Civil Development"
Head of the Board
Kutaisi, 4609, Georgia
youth4cd@gmail.com
+48 787 117 158
+995 99 77 32 78

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Oxford IR Journal on Secession

Deadline: September 1, 2009

Sovereignty and Secessionist Movements: Prospects and Challenges

Call for Papers
Abstracts due September 1, 2009
Papers due November 1, 2009

Recent events in Kosova, South Ossetia, and Abkhazia have drawn the attention of the international community to secessionist movements, refocusing interest on cases such as Tibet and Somaliland. The increased activity of secessionist movements has revitalized intellectual debate over the changing meaning of sovereignty, self-determination, statebuilding, recognition, and security concerns. As the international political community strives to come to terms with these issues, the academic community is faced with the challenge of identifying the possible implications of these developments.

St Antony’s International Review (stair) invites academics, policymakers, and practitioners to engage in an inter-disciplinary discussion of this theme. We seek to publish empirical, theoretical, and policy-oriented articles, and case studies that cover a variety of issue areas including secession, self-determination, and recognition. Articles could consider, but are not limited to, the following questions:
- What criteria have been used to justify secession?
- How do secession movements challenge our understanding of state sovereignty and selfdetermination?
- What role does the international community play in recognizing secession entities?
- What are the legal and political implications of recognizing secessionist movements?
- Can the international community defuse secessionist claims by ensuring the fair treatment of minorities and by encouraging participation in transnational organizations?
- What is the economic feasibility of secessionist entities?
- Are there common patterns involving secessionist movements in different geopolitical areas?
- What does the future hold for secessionist movements?

STAIR welcomes abstracts and idea proposals up to 500 words in length. Upon completion, main articles should not exceed 6000 words. In conjunction with this general call for papers, stair also seeks to publish book reviews of works that adhere to the advertised theme of the issue. Please submit proposals to stairsecession@gmail.com.

Notes for contributors are available at www.stair-journal.org
Contact: stairsecession@gmail.com

--
STAIR Editorial Team, Secession Edition
Grace Bolton - St. Antony's College
Sarah Steele - Christchurch
University of Oxford

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Evrodijalog, Journal for European Issues

Deadline: September 15, 2009

The Center for Regional Policy Research and Cooperation ‘Studiorum’ has an open call for papers for the Fall issue of EVRODIJALOG (Eurodialogue), Journal for European Issues, Volume 12. The CfP is opened until September 15, 2009, preferably submissions of FULL TEXTS or final drafts.

We encourage all those who are researching on various EU issues in the field of law, economy, public administration, international relations, political sciences, communication, new technologies and society, energy issue, environment, health, etc., to submit their papers.

Volume 12 shall give priority to research topics relevant from the perspective of the Copenhagen criteria and focused on analysis and case studies regarding the needs and requirements derived from the EU acquis.

The submitted article shall be published (hard-copy) in Macedonian language, with additional translation provided for manuscripts submitted on English. The electronic issue of Evrodijalog Volume 12 shall contain both the original manuscripts submitted by the authors and translated texts on Macedonian language.

Instructions for authors can be found at www.evrodijalog.eu The prepared manuscripts should be submitted to the Editors via evrodijalog@studiorum.org.mk no later than September 15, 2009

Editorial Board, EVRODIJALOG, Journal for European Issues

For further information please visit: www.studiorum.org.mk and www.evrodijalog.eu

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Program Coordinator (FSU), Berkeley

Program Coordinator - The Earth Island Institute, Berkeley, CA

The Berkeley-based Center for Safe Energy, a project of the Earth Island Institute, supports the growth of independent non-governmental organizations which are concerned with environmental issues in the former Soviet Union (FSU) and links them in joint efforts with their US counterparts. The Center has a small office with a paid staff of 3-4 people and many volunteers conducting US-FSU exchanges in the area of environment, energy and civil society.

The Center's principal objectives are:
* To foster energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy resources in order to phase out reliance upon nuclear energy and fossil fuels in the US, former Soviet Union and other countries;
* To support the growth of independent nongovernmental organizations that are concerned with energy issues in the former Soviet Union, and to link them for joint efforts with their counterparts in the US and other countries; and
* To build the strength and effectiveness of the nongovernmental sector in the former Soviet Union, to
aid democratization.

To learn more about the Center, please visit our website: www.centerforsafeenergy.org

Job Title: Program Coordinator
Location: Berkeley, CA
Reports to: Program Manager and Executive Director
MUST HAVE LEGAL STATUS FOR LIVING AND WORKING IN US

Position Description:
The Center is seeking a Program Coordinator who will work on a project-basis approximately nine months out of the year. The Coordinator would coordinate with the Program Manager organizing and facilitating programs for delegations of government and NGO leaders from the former Soviet Union sponsored by the U.S. Congress's Open World Leadership Center www.openworld.gov
Coordinator would monitor budget and financial reporting.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:
EVENT PLANNING:
1. Communicating with NGO and government leaders in the FSU and the US;
2. Facilitating week-long delegations of Russian-speaking community leaders from the former Soviet Union in the Bay Area;
3. Recruiting host families;
4. Scheduling professional meetings;
5. Organizing public presentations for delegates;
6. Arranging transportation, meals and cultural activities;
ADMINISTRATION:
1. Organizing and maintaining office files;
2. Providing administrative support to the Center's Director and Program Manager;
3. Assisting with grant reporting;
4. Preparing program materials;
5. Managing website content management;
6. Ordering office supplies;
7. Troubleshooting on PC;
ACCOUNTING AND DEVELOPMENT:
1. Preparing financial documents and reports for grants in excel;
2. Monitoring program budgets;
3. Reconciling local bank account and submit monthly reconciliation using QuickBooks;
4. Issuing check requests using QuickBooks;
5. Processing donations;
6. Maintaining database,

QUALIFICATIONS:
- BA degree plus 3 years experience in the environmental, non-profit, or political field that includes grants administration, budget responsibility and financial analysis;
- Excellent writing and verbal skills;
- Experience with office systems, equipment, budgets and spreadsheets;
- Computer literacy on PC programs: Excel, Filemaker, Outlook, Microsoft Word and preferably QuickBooks, although not required;
- Experience with event planning;
- Attention to details especially financial data;
- Must be flexible and possess excellent interpersonal skills;
- Experience with grant-writing and reporting;
- Interest in the countries of the former Soviet Union, environmental and energy issues;
- Inter-cultural sensitivity;
- Ability to work under ambiguity and in an environment of constant change;
- Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle or manage multiple project deadlines simultaneously in a fast-paced environment;
- Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

HOURS: 16-40 hours per week, depending on project
Flexible evening and weekend hours

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Melissa Prager via email: cseprograms@igc.org

Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation is dependent on experience
Working in one of the Bay Area's most advanced green buildings, the nonprofit David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley
BART accessible

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Researcher in Politics and International Affairs, Hamburg

Deadline: September 30, 2009

Researcher in Politics and International Affairs - Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg, Germany

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic researcher to work on the DFG (German Research Foundation) research project "Justification with the same arguments? - Analysing arguments in favour of restricting human and civil rights under the pretext of combating terrorism in the USA, EU and Russia."

The full-time post is available for two years and starts 1 November 2009.
Gross salary: ca. 38.000 €- 44.500 € per annum

Applicants should:
- have a doctorate in Politics or International Relations;
- be familiar with the methods of qualitative content analysis;
- have experience of coding texts with coding programmes i.e. Altas.ti, MaxQDA;
- be fluent in English and German (non-native speakers of English and German will be considered);
- be willing to live and work in Hamburg.

The successful applicant will
- work independently and supervise and provide support to student assistants;
- manage the project;
- present research results at international conferences.

The IFSH particularly welcomes applications from women and people with disabilities.

To apply, please mail to: koehler@ifsh.de
or send your letter of application with a detailed c.v.

Institut für Friedenforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der
Universität Hamburg (IFSH)
Beim Schlump 83
20144 Hamburg
Germany

Applications must arrive at the above address by Wednesday 30th September 2009 at the latest.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Dr Martin Kahl kahl@ifsh.de

Please note: Do not enclose any original documents. If you wish your documents to be returned, please enclose a self-addressed envelope. Otherwise all documents will be destroyed after the process of application.

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Linguistics & Russian/Slavic Studies, McGill

Deadline: 15 November 2009

The Department of Linguistics, McGill University, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, effective 1 August 2010. This is a joint appointment between Linguistics and one of the following departments: German Studies, Hispanic Studies, Italian Studies, or Russian and Slavic Studies. The successful candidate will be an experimentalist, working on the acquisition or processing of the syntax (or related specializations) of German, Italian, Spanish or Russian. Additional assets include a demonstrable ability to teach courses on topics such as the grammatical structure of the language in question, the history of the language, dialect variation, bilingualism, etc.

General qualifications: PhD in linguistics and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in the area(s) of specialization. Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, graduate research guidance and administrative responsibilities. Duties will be split equally between the two departments sharing the joint appointment.

Salary: McGill scale.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. English is the language of instruction at McGill, but knowledge of French is an asset.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification.

Applicants should send a letter of introduction, C.V., samples of research, teaching evaluations and any additional supporting documents to the address below. Three letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover.

Prof. Glyne Piggott
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Linguistics
McGill University
1085 ave Docteur-Penfield
Montreal (Que)
Canada H3A 1A7
Email : connie.digiuseppe@mcgill.ca
Web site : http://www.mcgill.ca/linguistics

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Second Language Learning, Australia

Deadline: 28 August 2009

Tenure-track professor of second language learning - University of Queensland, Australia

FACULTY OF ARTS - ST LUCIA CAMPUS
The School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies is one of the largest Schools of this type in Australia, with some 46 academic staff teaching and researching in eight languages -- Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish -- and in Asian Studies, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies. The School also offers undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Applied Linguistics, Linguistics and TESOL as well as translation and interpreting in both Chinese and Japanese.

The School is seeking an outstanding appointee to provide academic leadership in Second Language Learning (Languages other than English) and in related areas such as Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and language studies. The successful candidate is expected to have and to maintain an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching in at least one of these disciplines and to coordinate and teach widely in undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the School.

For the first three years after appointment, the appointee will be required to provide academic leadership in the context of the Brisbane Universities Language Alliance formed between The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, and Griffith University, to enable students at all three universities to study languages other than English by home or cross-institutional enrollment, both face-to-face and through blended learning. Expertise in innovative approaches to language teaching and learning is essential.

Remuneration: This is a continuing, full-time Professorial appointment. An attractive remuneration package including an employer sponsored superannuation contribution of 17% will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Contact: Obtain the position description and selection criteria online at http://www.seek.com.au/job/b-professor-b-of-second-language-learning-languages-other-than-english/brisbane/15756214/94/1/

To discuss the position, please contact Professor Alfredo Martinez-Exposito via email at a.martinez@uq.edu.au

Reference Number: 3020905

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Russian language and literature, MA

Visiting Position in Russian - Williams College, MA

A three-year visiting position in Russian language and literature. Specialization open; the ability to teach courses on Russian culture and in Comparative Literature is desirable. The ideal candidate should have a lively interest in teaching undergraduates, as well as working with them closely, and be willing to participate in and organize co-curricular and social events for the department.

Native or near-native fluency in Russian. Should have Ph.D. or dissertation completed by time of appointment. Appointment normally at the assistant professor level, although a more senior appointment is possible under special circumstances.

Send application letter, c.v., dossier, and three letters of recommendation postmarked by November 30, 2009 to
Julie Cassiday, Chair, Department of German and Russian, Williams College, 85 Mission Park Drive, Williamstown MA 01267.

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a
diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

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Russian Studies. CO

Assistant Professor of Russian Studies - University of Colorado, Boulder

Tenure-track assistant professor position starting August 2010.

Primary specialization in 19th c. Russian literature and culture; secondary emphasis on Russian Silver Age culture, Central and Eastern European or Eurasian Studies desirable. The successful candidate will contribute to the interdisciplinary major in Russian Studies and a Russian graduate track in Comparative Literature. Concurrent Russian BA/MA and MA programs are currently in the planning stages. Applicants must have a PhD in Russian or a related field, native or near-native command of Russian and English, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research. Salary competitive.

A letter of application, cv, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com posting 807544. Review of applications will begin on October 5, 2009. Interviews will be held at the November AAASS convention in Boston.

The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. See www.Colorado.edu/ArtsSciences/Jobs/ for full job description.

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Research Historian, MD

History Associates Incorporated - Historical research and archives

Due to an ever-increasing workload, History Associates Incorporated (HAI) is seeking qualified researchers to join our team. This is an entry-level position and is ideal for new college grads who want to start a career in history. Assignment is based in Rockville, Maryland, and offers individuals the opportunity to work on interesting and challenging contracts as well as conduct research at various government repositories.

HAI is a professional historical services firm providing customized historical, archival, and records management services to industry, the professions, government, and non-profit organizations for over twenty-five years.

Required Qualifications:
BA in history and a GPA 3.5 or above
Experience in conducting research in government repositories in the Washington, DC, area a plus
Excellent communication, research, and writing skills
Ability to work independently as necessary
Attention to detail
Ability to work well with others

History Associates offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including holidays; annual and sick leave; medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; and a 401(k) plan.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample (20 pages max.) demonstrating both research and analytical capabilities, transcript, and three references to:

Incomplete packages will not be considered.

History Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Info:
History Associates Incorporated
ATTN: Doris Miles, Personnel Administrator
300 N. Stonestreet Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Fax: 301-279-9224
E-mail: dmiles@historyassociates.com.

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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR EXHIBITIONS, METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR EXHIBITIONS
Director's Office
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art seeks an Associate Director for Exhibitions to serve as a liaison and intermediary between the Director, academic departments, and external parties regarding special exhibitions and related publications and programs. In conjunction with the Director, this position is ultimately responsible for the development and facilitation of the Museum's special exhibitions with direct oversight of the Registrar's Office.

In addition to assuming responsibility for building and maintaining strong relationships with the national/international art communities, the successful candidate will oversee the Museum's exhibition programs as a whole, including the administration of exhibitions and all loans, negotiations, safety, security, and scholarly activity; act as a liaison between the Director and national/international museums and ministries of culture and all related scholarly efforts; and advise and coordinate with Editorial, Education, Concerts and Lectures to ensure appropriate engagements related to the Museum's exhibition programs.

Travel is an important component of this position and will vary with the demands of projects as is direct involvement in budget management of related areas and other related duties as assigned and required.

The qualified candidate will possess a minimum of ten years art history experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities; knowledge of exhibition concepts, practices, policies, and procedures; strong communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills; and art history and museum experience. The preferred background would encompass a Ph.D. in Art History with strong knowledge of related international politics as well as knowledge of current and emerging trends of Museums and cultural institutions.

The Associate Director for Exhibitions position is full-time and includes full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Contact Info:
Send cover letter indicating position of interest, resume & salary history to: employoppty@metmuseum.org
as a Word attachment only with the position title in the subject line
or mail to:
ATTN: MW-ADE
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Humanities Administrator, NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES, DC

Deadline: September 1, 2009

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
HUMANITIES ADMINISTRATOR
GS-1701-11/12/13 ($60,989 ¡V $113,007 PA)

Division of Research Programs, Washington, DC

The Division of Research Programs provides national leadership in humanities research through support for research fellowships, collaborative research projects, scholarly editions, and fellowship programs at independent research institutions. The incumbent advises applicants on the division's grant competitions, on the peer review process, and on particular proposals; reviews and analyzes grant applications; selects panelists; attends and chairs peer review panel meetings; assists in formulating recommendations on applications and presents them to the National Council and the Chairman of the Endowment; advises on the provisions of grant awards; monitors active grants; stays abreast of work in the incumbent¡¦s field of humanities scholarship and scholarly activity in the humanities in general; initiates and maintains appropriate contact with individuals, and cultural, educational, and other institutions and organizations; performs site visits; provides agency-related presentations at meetings of scholarly societies; and presents workshops at colleges and universities.

To qualify for this position, the applicant must have:
A Master's Degree in the humanities; and
Experience and a broad understanding of one or more of the following fields: European History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Chinese History and Literature, or Japanese History and Literature, and
A writing sample not to exceed 30 pages; and
One year of specialized experience in the humanities.

For complete information on qualifications requirements, how to apply, and to view a full copy of the vacancy announcement, please visit our website at http://www.neh.gov/whoweare/jobs.html
If you do not have access to a computer or if you need assistance, please call the Office of Human Resources at 202/606-8415. TDD number (for the hearing impaired only) 202/606-8282 or 1-866-372-2930.

Applications must be received by the closing date, September 1, 2009, in order to receive consideration.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact Info:
Ms. Renee Lyles
National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 418
Washington, DC 20506
Website: http://www.neh.gov

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Jewish History, Princeton

Princeton University - Assistant Professor, Jewish History

Modern Jewish History. Assistant professor, tenure track. The History Department of Princeton University, in conjunction with the Program in Judaic Studies, invites applications for an assistant professorship in Jewish history since 1500. Field and regional focus open.

Please apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

Contact Info:
http://jobs.princeton.edu
Website: http://jobs.princeton.edu

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Humanities, Israel

Deadline: October 11th, 2009

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Tenure-track and tenured position for appointments beginning in the academic year of 2010/2011

The academic departments of the Faculty of Humanities
Invite applications from outstanding candidates (Ph.D required, postdoctoral training highly desirable)for tenure-track and tenured positions beginning in the academic year of 2010/2011

In the following fields:
- Folklore
- History of Europe in Antiquity
- History and Philosophy of Science
- Holocaust Studies
- Jewish History: The Biblical Period
- Romance Studies: Italian Studies/ French Language and literature;
- Theater Studies

Responsibilities include teaching required and elective courses in candidate's field(s) of specialization and related disciplines.

The language of instruction is Hebrew.

Applications are to be submitted in 12 unstapled copies and on CD. Complete applications to be submitted by Sunday, October 11st, 2009

Detailed instructions and additional information are to be found at: www.hum.huji.ac.il/new.php

Finalists may be requested to deliver a lecture on the subject of their research. Rank to be determined according to the candidate's qualifications. Appointments begin on October 1st, 2010.

Contact Info:
Prof. Israel Bartal
Dean
Faculty of Humanities
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mount Scopus 91905
Israel

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HUMANITIES AND HUMANISTIC SOCIAL SCIENCES, Dartmouth

Deadline: October 15, 2009

Dartmouth College - MELLON POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN THE HUMANITIES AND HUMANISTIC SOCIAL SCIENCES, 2010-2012

With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dartmouth is pleased to accept applications for two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences for the 2010-2012 academic years. These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees, by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed. The program also benefits Dartmouth by complementing existing curricula with underrepresented fields.

Applicants must focus on materials customarily associated with research in the humanities or employ methods common in humanistic research. This year, we shall not be accepting applications in the following areas/disciplines: Anthropology, Art History, Film & Media Studies, and Music.

The annual stipend for the 2010-2012 fellow will be $51,500 plus benefits, a research allowance of $2,000, and a first-year only computer allowance of $2,500.

Applicants for the 2010-2012 fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2008. Application materials, letters of recommendation, and transcripts must arrive at Dartmouth before must be received in the Administrator's office before October 15, 2009.

View a more detailed description and details about how to apply at
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~lhc/fellowships/mellonfellowships.html

Contact Info:
Administrator, Leslie Center for the Humanities
6240 Haldeman Center, Room 263
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755-3526
(603) 646-0896
Website: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~lhc/

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Postdoc, Rice

Rice University - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Humanities
World History
Women/Gender
Western Civilization
Social and Cultural History
Religious Studies
Political Science
International Relations Policy and Political History Medieval History Media Studies Literature Linguistics Languages Labor History or Studies Judaic Studies Jewish History Intellectual History Imperial or Colonial Studies Immigration Issues History of Science
Medicine
Technology Fine Arts Fellowships
Grants
Interns Environmental History Early Modern History Classical Studies Business and Economic History Art and Architectural History Area Studies
Ethnic Studies Architecture Anthropology
Archaeology Ancient History

Up to three two-year fellowships for promising scholars, starting July 1, 2010, providing up to two years transition between graduate school and faculty appointments. $40,000 per year. Fellows teach one course per semester.

Fellowship recipients participate in the intellectual life of the center and the university. Applicants should describe how their research projects contribute to Rice's intellectual community, including faculty research activity in the School of Humanities, participation in an HRC faculty workshop, or other interdisciplinary humanities initiatives. Rice University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Contact Info:
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship
Rice University
Humanities Research Center MS 620
Houston TX 77251-1892
Phone: (713) 348-2770
Fax: (713) 348-2729
Email: hrc@rice.edu
or http://apps.hrc.rice.edu/
Website: http://hrc.rice.edu/PDCall.aspx

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August 18, 2009

Fellowship, Rice

Rice University - External Faculty Fellowships

Humanities
World History
Women/Gender
Social and Cultural History
Religious Studies
Medieval History
Literature
Linguistics
Law/Legal History
Languages
Labor History or Studies
Judaic Studies
Jewish History
Intellectual History
Imperial or Colonial Studies
Immigration Issues
Fine Arts
Environmental History
Early Modern History
Classical Studies
Art and Architectural History
Area Studies/Ethnic Studies
Architecture
Anthropology/Archaeology
Ancient History/Antiquities

Up to four one-semester residential fellowships for external faculty during academic year 2010-11. $40,000 to $50,000 stipend, depending on rank, as well as an allowance for research and relocation to be used during the appointment period. Fellows are in residence at the center and teach one course.

Fellowship recipients participate in the intellectual life of the center and the university. Applicants should describe how their research projects contribute to Rice's intellectual community, including faculty research activity in the School of Humanities, participation in an HRC faculty workshop, or other interdisciplinary humanities initiatives. Rice University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Contact Info:
External Faculty Fellowships
Rice University
Humanities Research Center MS 620
P.O. Box 1892
Houston TX 77251-1892
or http://apps.hrc.rice.edu/
Website: http://hrc.rice.edu/EFFCall.aspx

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Peace Psychology in SEE

Deadline: September 24, 2009

As more scholars from diverse disciplines in South Eastern Europe (SEE) engage themselves with issues of peace and conflict in this part
of the world, the time is ripe for a volume that meets the needs of a growing number of scientists and practitioners in this region and
elsewhere who identify themselves as peace psychologists. No book is currently available that delineates the field of SEE peace psychology. Our intention in this volume is to identify and map broader psychological dimensions of research, interventions, and pedagogies that bear on the pursuit of peace and social justice in the context of SEE. We expect the volume to yield a coherent view of theory and practices from SEE perspectives that can guide future efforts in peace psychology scholarship and practice.

We, Olivera Simic and Zala Volcic, plan to edit a book on peace psychology in SEE, and we would like to invite you to submit an abstract for review. We are especially encouraging original studies written by SEE, or in collaboration with SEE scholars/practitioners.

To clarify the domain of peace psychology in SEE, we include in this invitation packet, two papers for your reference, which define the theoretical field of peace psychology.

Christie, D. J., Tint, B., Wagner, R. V., & Winter, D. D. (2008).
Peace psychology for a peaceful world. American Psychologist, 63, 540-552.

Christie, D. J. (2006). What is peace psychology the psychology of?
Journal of Social Issues, 62, 1-18.

We welcome scholarly manuscripts on a wide array of subjects concerning peace; nonviolent conflict resolution; reconciliation; and the causes, consequences, and prevention of war and other forms of destructive conflict. These other forms of conflict may be within nations, communities, or families. Possible topics may be: Children, Families, and War; Ethnicity and Peace; Media and Peace; Feminism and Peace; Peace and Education; Peace and Transitional Justice; Reconciliation, Public Policy and Action. We would like to encourage a mixture of empirical, theoretical, clinical, and historical work, as well as policy analysis, case studies, interpretive essays. Please keep in mind that while peace psychology encourages interdisciplinary perspectives, there should be an effort to relate your work to peace psychology, broadly “defined by theory and practice aimed at the development of patterns of behavior and cognition that prevent and mitigate both episodic and structural forms of violence (Christie, 2006, p. 6).”

By September 24, 2009, we would like to receive all abstracts. Please do not send us a full-text manuscript or a power point file. All abstracts and manuscripts will go through a review process. If your abstract is accepted, we would like to receive your full manuscript by June 15, 2010. Daniel Christie (Ohio State University) edits the Springer book series, and will be advising us along the way. There are twelve books in print or in progress for the series, covering topics such as global conflict resolution, nonviolence, forgiveness and reconciliation, peace psychology in Asia, cultures of peace, transitional justice systems, youth violence, and liberation psychology.

For the Author’s Guide giving specific instructions for preparing your abstract and chapter, contact organizers
Olivera Simic osimic73@gmail.com and Zala Volcic zvolcic@uq.edu.au.

Olivera Simic
LLM, MA, Doctoral Candidate in Law
University of Melbourne
and
Dr Zala Volcic
School of Journalism and Communication,
University of Queensland

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European remembrance

Deadline: October 26, 2009
GRANTS: International Projects on European Remembrance, Geschichtswerkstatt Europa

Call for applications: Grants for international projects on European remembrance
Period of grant: April to October 2010

Closing date for sending project outlines: October 26th 2009
Geschichtswerkstatt Europa is a programme set up by the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility, Future" (EVZ), which supports international projects addressing the issue of the culture of memory and remembrance in Europe. Its aim is to strengthen dialogue between young Europeans comparing the differences and similarities in historical perceptions of the collective experience of oppression in the 20th century at a national, regional and local level.

The Institute for Applied History is responsible for project support in cooperation with the European University Viadrina. The Institute provides advice and support on project ideas, from sketching the initial outline to completing the application and accounting procedures. It will also organize a meeting in Frankfurt (Oder) in spring 2010, where project content and method can be discussed and individual participants can network.

Call for applications 2010: Paths of Remembrance
Twentieth-century Europe has been marked by dictatorship, war, forced labour and genocide. This has resulted in not only millions of deaths but also enforced migration, which has become stored in the collective memory as deportation, flight, evacuation, displacement, emigration, repatriation, dispossession, etc.

The challenge facing survivors and their descendants is that memories of these acts of violence are often connected with places very far removed from their current lives. The geographical distance is intensified by the cultural distance which is created as those places are inhabited With the fall of the Iron Curtain it has become increasingly possible to return to these places, to visit and study them. The connection between the past and the present, indeed, between one place and another, has been established since then by way of journeys, narration, symbols and rituals.

The Paths of Remembrance thus taken help to recollect routes of forced migration and to reduce the distance that eventuated from it. In the programme year 2010, within the framework of Geschichtswerkstatt Europa, the Foundation EVZ will be funding international teams as they collaborate on analysis of one or more Paths of Remembrance of particular relevance today. This means that the subject of project work needs to have the potential to create understanding, reconciliation and/or conflict for the societies concerned.

The project work can involve field work related to tracing routes, memorial sites, museums and memorials, as well as analysis and compilation of oral and written statements. In addition to empirical study, the projects of Geschichtswerkstatt Europa should establish the wider public awareness needed to encourage dialogue over European cultures of remembrance.

Perceptions of history among Jewish migrants from Russia Jewish migrants who grew up in the Soviet Union and later lived in Germany or Israel are asked about their perception of the history of the Shoah and the Second World War. Subsequent comparisons will shed light on the influence of emigration and the confrontation of differing cultures of remembrance in their respective new "home countries".

The Porajmos within the Romani culture of remembrance A project team comprising Polish, Czech and Hungarian members sets out to find and study institutions whose main issue is the genocide of the Romani. Museums, local initiatives and festivals are visited with the aim of grasping the current remembrance of the Porajmos. Particular significance is given to the distance between the places where the crimes occurred and those of their remembrance.

Thessaloniki and the European Memory
A German-Turkish-Hungarian-Israeli team carries out an exemplary investigation of the connection between forced migration and its remembrance in the 20th century, based on the different national groups in the Greek-Macedonian harbour town. The comparative study focuses on the consequences which deportation and genocide of Turks and Jews had on the present-day town, and on the strategies of remembrance adopted by their descendants and the present-day Greek population. In the search for evidence of national debates on remembrance, memorial sites, institutions and archives in Thessaloniki, Istanbul and Israel are visited.

Traces of forced labour in post-Soviet towns
The joint German-Kazakh-Russian project examines on location how the subject of Soviet forced labour is dealt with in the present-day towns of Karaganda and Taishet, which themselves evolved out of labour camp sites of the Gulag. Is the subject of forced labour and the resettlement that accompanied it openly accepted, or did the town's history does begin only once it began to grow with the following generation? The local remembrance is analysed with regard to the visible culture of remembrance, through discussions with historical witnesses and interviews with young residents.

Hinterland 1 + 2 + 3
A German-Kazakh team makes a documentary film about three generations of Russian-Germans: a woman from the Volga who was deported during the Second World War, a Volga-German descendant who remained in Kazakhstan and a Rapper who lives in Germany and whose songs are about Kazakhstan. The project aims to highlight the significance of the routes covered and paths taken by means of documentary film.

Funding
Geschichtswerkstatt Europa funds international projects involving students, graduates, young academics, journalists, artists and other members of civilian society between 18 and 35 years of age, who collectively set out to retrace a Path of RememThe projects will be planned and carried out by the applicant together with a partner from another Central or East European country or Israel. Presentation and discussion of the project should aim to reach a wider audience. It is expected that the project will result in a joint contribution to the Geschichtswerkstatt Europa internet platform in the form of text, photos or video.

Projects can be financed in one of two ways : Institutions planning a project with more than 4 participants are eligible for grants for travel, accommodation, materials and communication up to a maximum of 15,000 Euros.
International teams of between 2 and 4 people without any attachment to an institution can claim a maximum of 2,500 Euros per person to carry out the entire project.

Outlines
Each project team is required to submit a plan which answers the following questions:
1. Which international team will be carrying out the project?
2. What is the key issue via which the Paths of Memory are to be retraced?
3. What steps have been planned for implementing this issue? What methods will be used?
4. What form will communication between the project partners take?
5. In what form will the project results be compiled and presented to a wider audience?
6. What costs will be involved in carrying out the project?
A project outline can be submitted between September 1st and October 26st, 2009, via the online form at Geschichtswerkstatt Europa. In November 2009, a jury of experts will decide on the projects that will be invited to apply for funding.

Contact
Institut für angewandte Geschichte e. V. Contact: Bernd Vogenbeck Geschichtswerkstatt Europa Tel.: +49 (0) 335 5534 5535 Große Scharrnstraße 59 Mail: europa@instytut.net 15230 Frankfurt (Oder) Skype:
geschichtswerkstatt Germany www.geschichtswerkstatt-europa.org

Geschichtswerkstatt Europa is a programme set up by the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" to address the issue of European remembrance. The Institute for Applied History is responsible for coordinating project funding in cooperation with the European University Viadrina. The International Forum is organised by the Global and European Studies Institute at the University of Leipzig.

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Baltic & East European Studies, Sweden

Deadline: August 31, 2009

Postdoctoral Fellowships – The Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, Sweden

Södertörn University in south Stockholm is a new, dynamic institute of higher education with a unique profile and high academic standard. A large proportion of the university staff holds doctorates and there is a strong link between undergraduate education and research. Södertörn University currently has 12 000 students and 750 employees. Undergraduate and postgraduate education and research are conducted in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Technology and Education. Our main site is in Flemingsberg. Södertörn University is an equal opportunities employer.

We are now inviting applications for:
4 postdoctoral positions at the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES)

The Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) is an international and multidisciplinary research centre that develops and coordinates research focusing on the Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Europe, one of Södertörn University's most important research areas. At CBEES, there are three prioritised research themes:
- Knowledge and Sustainability
- Cultural Theory
- Social Landscapes of the Political

More information about the activities of CBEES can be found on its web pages: www.sh.se/cbees

We are now inviting applications for four postdoctoral positions within three research themes.

One postdoctoral position: Knowledge and Sustainability, ref. no. 553/22/2009
The postdoctoral candidate will focus on the knowledge society's development and future, a research area that formulates the problem of knowledge production in the intersection between different social areas and knowledge forms and taking into account, for example, gender aspects.

Two postdoctoral positions: Cultural Theory, ref. no. 554/22/2009
At least one of the postdoctoral candidates will specialise in kosmopolis, a research area that includes issues such as human rights, citizenship, exile and migration in a contemporary and historical perspective.

One postdoctoral position: Social Landscapes of the Political, ref. no. 555/22/2009

Areas of responsibility:
The successful candidates will be expected to conduct autonomous research as well as develop research within the framework of the specific research theme applied for, by organising conferences and seminars, and presenting their own research nationally and internationally. The successful candidates will work in a research environment focusing on the Baltic Sea Region that includes professors, research leaders, staff involved in the research themes and doctoral students. The environment is multidisciplinary and multicultural. The posts comprise 80% autonomous research and 20% administrative duties in connection with the specific research theme, as well as of a general nature.

Qualifications:
To be qualified for the advertised posts, candidates will be expected to have taken a Swedish doctorate or an equivalent examination from another country, no more than three years prior to the closing application date for the postdoctoral positions. Candidates, who have taken their doctorate more than three years before the closing application date, may be considered if there are extenuating circumstances. Such circumstances may include time taken out for illness, military service, trade union assignments, assignments within student organisations, parental leave and suchlike.

Selection criteria:
In the selection process, a candidate's research skills will be considered to be of particular merit.

In addition, the following criteria, in the following order, have been determined as particularly relevant for the advertised posts:
- The quality of the research plan and its relevance to the research theme
- Proven experience of research in a subject/field of relevance to CBEES
- Proven experience of research into the Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Europe
- Ability to participate in third stream activities.

Terms of employment:
The appointment is fixed term and full-time for a period of two years. The appointment is expected to commence in the autumn of 2009. The place of work is the university's site in Flemingsberg.

Director of CBEES:
Anu-Mai Köll, tel: +46(0)8 608 4382
Research leaders:
Knowledge and Sustainability, Teresa Kulawik, tel: +46(0)8 608 4169 and Michael Gilek, tel: +46(0)8 608 4862;
Cultural Theory, Rebecka Lettevall, tel: +46(0)8 608 4641; Social Landscapes of the Political, Anne-Cathrine Jungar, tel: +46(0)8 608 4831 and Apostolis Papakostas, tel: +46(0)8 608 4263

Trade union representatives
Öjvind Diderichsen, SACO, tel: + 46 (0)8 608 46 55
Therese Kruse, ST, tel: +46 (0)8 608 44 17
Gunnar Stenberg, SEKO, tel: +46 (0)70 316 43 41

Application procedure
The following appendices should be submitted with the application:
- Research plan (5-8 pages)
- CV/academic merits
- Publications list
- Doctoral thesis.

The applicant should not submit information that has not been requested, e.g. references.
The research plan must include details of:
- Relevance to the specific research theme
- Details of the research that is to be conducted during the period of employment
- The theory, method and material relevant to the research theme
- Prior research
- Relevance to CBEES and the research field in general.

It should be recorded in the application if the intended research involves participation in, or links with, international research networks.

The application may be submitted in English or Swedish.

We require three copies of the application. Cited publications will be required to be submitted at a later stage. If you intend to complement your application at a later date, this must be stated in the application. If this arrives later than one week after the application deadline, your application will not be considered.

Please note that one copy of all documents will be kept by the university for a period of two years from the date a decision is made about the appointment, in accordance with a directive from the National Archives.
This does not apply to appendices that have been printed or published in another way.

The relevant reference number must be written on all copies of the application and sent to: Registrator, Södertörns högskola, 141 89 Huddinge, Sweden or via e-mail to: registrator@sh.se. The closing date for applications is by 31 August 2009, at the latest.

Unsigned applications will be accepted but must be complemented no later than one week after the application deadline with three signed copies of the application, including appendices.

http://webappl.web.sh.se/C1256C93007503ED/tmt.view/E26C56886A85F007C1256EDD00373448?open&ref=/C1256C8A0066623D/E6F53C7A175B1DC9C1256C95003D14EE

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August 17, 2009

AWSS Graduate Essay Prize, deadline Sept. 1

Deadline Sept. 1

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS -- Association for Women in Slavic Studies 2009
GRADUATE ESSAY PRIZE DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1

The 2009 AWSS Graduate Essay Prize will be awarded to the best dissertation chapter or article-length essay in any field or area of Slavic/East European/Central Asian Studies written by a woman or on a topic in Slavic/East European/Central Asian Women's/Gender Studies written by a woman or a man.

This competition is open only to current doctoral students or to those who defended a doctoral dissertation in 2008-2009. If the essay is a seminar paper, it must have been written in 2008-2009. If the essay is a dissertation chapter, it should be accompanied by the dissertation abstract and table of contents. Previous submissions and published materials are ineligible. Essays should be no longer than 50 pages, including reference matter, and in English (quoted text in any other language should be translated).

The award carries a cash prize of $250; the winner will be announced at the AAASS national convention in November.

Please send a copy of the essay and an updated CV to each of the three members of the Prize Committee:

Prof. Margaret Beissinger
Department of Slavic Languages
249 East Pyne
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544

Prof. Cathy Frierson
7 Charland Terrace
Waterville, ME 04901

Dr. Dunja Popovic'
86 Buckingham St. #4
Cambridge, MA 02138

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August 12, 2009

Research Assistant, East European History, Passau

Universität Passau, Passau, 15.11.2009
Bewerbungsschluss: 01.10.2009

Am Lehrstuhl für Neuere und Neueste Geschichte Osteuropas der
Universität Passau ist zum 15. November 2009 die Stelle einer/eines

Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/
Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters

mit der Hälfte der regelmäßigen Arbeitszeit

zu besetzen. Die Stelle ist zunächst auf drei Jahre befristet, mit der
Option auf Verlängerung. Die Tätigkeit wird nach Entgeltgruppe 13 des
Tarifvertrages für den öffentlichen Dienst der Länder vergütet.

Sie haben
- einen Universitätsabschluss (Magister, Master, Diplom), unter anderem
im Fach Geschichte Osteuropas
- Unterrichtserfahrung im universitären Rahmen;

Sie sind
- fachlich ausgerichtet auf die ostmitteleuropäische und russische
Geschichte
- bereit, an den Forschungsprojekten des Lehrstuhls aktiv mitzuwirken;

Sie wollen
- Ihre eigene Qualifikation voranbringen (Dissertation)
- Lehrveranstaltungen eigenständig durchführen (2,5
Semesterwochenstunden).

Das Arbeitsumfeld zeichnet sich durch eine gute Relation von Studierenden und Lehrenden aus. Über die neu eingerichteten Masterstudiengänge "Russian and East Central European Studies" sowie "Geschichte" wird das attraktive Potential in der Lehre gesteigert. In Gestalt der Initiative "Perspektive Osteuropa" (www.uni-passau.de/perspektive-osteuropa) besteht eine zwischen Universität und Wirtschaft vermittelnde Plattform, die zahlreiche Aktivitäten über den akademischen Rahmen hinaus anbietet. Durch die unterschiedlichen Forschungsschwerpunkte des Lehrstuhls und zahlreiche Auslandskontakte ins östliche Europa, die von Polen, Tschechien und die Ukraine über Russland und Zentralasien bis zum Kaukasus reichen, sind vielfältige Anknüpfungsmöglichkeiten gegeben.

Die Universität Passau hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, den Anteil von Frauen in der Wissenschaft zu erhöhen und fordert Frauen nachdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf. Die Stelle ist für die Besetzung mit schwerbehinderten Menschen geeignet. Schwerbehinderte Menschen werden bei im Wesentlichen gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.

Ihre Bewerbung richten Sie bitte mit aussagekräftigen Unterlagen bis zum 1. Oktober 2009 an
Herrn Prof. Dr. Thomas Wünsch, Lehrstuhl für Neuere und Neueste Geschichte Osteuropas und seiner Kulturen, Philosophische Fakultät, Universität Passau, D - 94030 Passau
Email: thomas.wuensch@uni-passau.de
http://www.phil.uni-passau.de/geschichte_osteuropa/

Thomas Wünsch, Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Neuere und Neueste Geschichte Osteuropas und seiner Kulturen
Innstr. 25
94032 Passau
0049 851 509 2870
0049 851 509 2872

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Conducting Decade Watch Activities in Hungary

The deadline for submission of proposals is August 27, 2009.

Call for Proposals
Conducting Decade Watch Activities in Hungary

The Roma Initiatives office of the Open Society Institute (www.soros.org/initiatives/roma) seeks an organization or institution to provide technical support for Decade Watch activities in Hungary. The purpose of the support is to conduct monitoring activities within the framework of the Decade Watch initiative (www.decadewatch.org).

In their applications, applicants should demonstrate:
The expertise and capacity to conduct field research and advocacy activities;
The willingness and ability to involve Roma civil society in Decade Watch activities;
Expertise on Roma-related policy and social policy in Hungary;
An understanding of the Decade of Roma Inclusion (www.romadecade.org ) and of Decade Watch, and their respective goals;
Independence from government and governmental bodies/authorities.

Applicants should be prepared to carry out the following activities:
Conducting questionnaire research ;
Conducting desk and library research;

Data entry;
Drafting a country report based on the results of the research;
Cooperating with Roma NGOs to formulate civil society responses to findings;
Publicizing research results;
Participating in consultation and meetings with Decade Watch teams from other countries.

Interested organizations should include the following materials in their application:
A cover letter containing the organization's essential data and the intent to apply for this project (one page);
Two references from current or past project funders and/or partners (one page each);
A plan on how to reach out to and involve Hungarian Roma civil society in Decade Watch activities (one page);
A description of the organization's past work in field research and/or advocacy (one page).

Applications should be sent by e-mail to decadewatch@romadecade.org.

Roma Initiatives will review applications and if necessary will schedule interviews with applicant organizations in the first half of September 2009. This project will run from September 2009 to March 2010, with the possibility of an extension.

Questions and inquiries may be addressed to decadewatch@romadecade.org.

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ROUNDTABLE- Education in Central Asia, 10/08/2009, Toronto

ROUNDTABLE- Education in Central Asia, Univ. of Toronto, Oct. 8

Invitation to Round Table Discussion on Education in Central Asia

TITLE: "Hard Talk" on State-Civil Society-INGO Relationships in Education Development in Central Asia: Challenges, Future Possibilities and Roles for Outside Actors (Focus on: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.)

DATE: Thursday, October 8, 2009, from 2 to 5:30 pm. (Free event, immediately before the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) annual conference at the University of Toronto)

LOCATION (and sponsor): Comparative International & Development Education Centre (CIDEC), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT), 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6. Room 2 211

PARTICIPANTS: Students, researchers, NGO personnel, donor personnel, policy makers, etc.

OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE: To provide a forum to explore important questions of major /central concerns, experiences, interests, pressing needs on the topic. Regarding several areas of education, these include:
To exchange critical perspectives on the current "state" of educational development in Central Asia;
To identify key challenges from the perspectives of a broad range of stakeholders (Especially needs that external donors, international NGOs (INGOs) can help provide);
To stimulate constructive dialogue on policies and roles of INGOs, donors and governments in CA;
To stimulate the development of a comparative, regional approach to educational development in CA;
To form networks for potential research and development projects focused on key issues identified (action plans, proposals, publications, etc.).

DRAFT AGENDA and SCHEDULE

2:00 - Registration; Meet and Greet
2:30-2:45 - Goals of the Round Table; Background, Context , Setting the Stage
2:45-3:30 - Brainstorm Session: Identify & Prioritize Key Issues and Challenges as Round Table Themes
3:30-3:45 - Coffee Break
3:45-4:30 - Working Groups Break-out discussions on key themes identified, including potential future actions: proposals, projects, collaboration, papers, etc.
4:30-5:20 - Working Groups report back to plenary
5:20-5:30 - Wrap-up, suggestions for next steps, future collaboration.

An annotated agenda and further information will be distributed by early September.

Queries can be addressed to:
Sarfaroz Niyozov, email: sniyozov@oise.utoronto.ca
Michael Sinclair, email: msinclairafg04@yahoo.ca

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Europe in Today's World Crises, 10/08-10/2009, Cluj

Europe in Today’s World Crises

Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
8 -10 October, 2009

The modern society has brought liberties, rights, science and technology development, a global horizon of knowledge and unprecedented values. This society still bears the marks of past crises in spite of the increasing possibilities of knowledge and action. Today’s world goes through multiple crises, including the latest financial crisis representing the cord for other critical points. An ecological crisis has been signaled for many years.

In the XXth century, Europe was the place of traumatic changes that led to the Second World War. That Europe was replaced in time by a more united society organised around freedom and human values, which keep playing a crucial role in the orientation and evolution of today’s world.

The world is continuously changing due to new technologies, the new emergent superpowers, the economic power and globalization. Establishing Europe’s role in the present and future, studying the existing crises and searching for solutions are on today’s agenda.

The international conference: Europe in today’s world crises, organised by the Faculty of European Studies of Babeş-Bolyai University, has the goal of finding answers to current questions and issues like:

1. Was Hegel right to consider the modern society a society exposed to crises?

2. Which are the present crises of Europe? Typology and global context.

3. Can we talk about a demographic crisis? How about a creativity crisis or a motivation crisis?

4. Is secularization a source of today’s present crises?

5. The relation between Europe and the United States.

6. The relation between Europe and China.

7. The crisis of the relations among European countries.

8. The Europeans’ duties.

Program Committee:

Andrei Marga, Rector of “Babeş-Bolyai” University, amarga@staff.ubbcluj.ro

Nicolae Păun, Vice-dean of Faculty of European Studies, npaun@euro.ubbcluj.ro

This announcement also represents a second call for papers that we invite you to submit [title and 50-80 words abstract] to the following addresses:

Dr. Monica Meruţiu,
m_merutiu@yahoo.com

Diana Reţe,
briela2001@yahoo.com

Babes-Bolyai University

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Phone #: 40-743-549260

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Language Study in Eurasia

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the Spring 2010 Eurasian Regional Language Program for language study in Central Asia, the Southern Caucasus, Ukraine, and Moldova.

Applications for the Spring 2010 program are due October 1st, 2009. Applications are now available for download from the American Councils website: http://www.americancouncils.org

Fellowships are available through American Councils from U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) and U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays) grant support. Recent program participants have also received substantial fellowship support from the Institute of International Education (IIE), the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, and the U.S. Department of Education Title VI (FLAS).

Recent Eurasian Regional Language Program participants have studied:
Azeri in Baku;
Georgian and Chechen in Tbilisi;
Kazakh in Almaty;
Kyrgyz in Bishkek;
Persian (Dari/Farsi/Tajiki) in Dushanbe;
Ukrainian in Kyiv;
Uzbek in Dushanbe

Programs also available for the study of Armenian, Buryat, Chechen, Romanian, Tatar, Turkmen, Tuvan, and Yakut. Please note that some languages are offered in more than one country.

The Eurasian Regional Language Program provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals intensive instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may enroll in semester, academic year, or summer programs. All courses are conducted by expert faculty from leading local universities and educational institutions. Students with at least two years of college-level instruction in the target language, Russian, or a language related to the target language are eligible to apply to the program.

Courses are designed to strengthen participants' oral, listening, reading and writing proficiency in the language of study. Participants receive approximately fifteen hours per week of in-class instruction in the target language. Courses in history, literature, and politics are also available for advanced speakers. Other program features include peer tutoring, housing with local host families, and graduate- or undergraduate-level academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.

Application deadlines:
Fall Semester/Academic Year Program: April 1
Summer Program: March 1
Spring Semester: October 1

For more information, please contact:
Russian and Eurasian Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 833-7522
Email: outbound@americancouncils.org
Website: www.americancouncils.org

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Internship call-Analytica, Macedonia

INTERNSHIP CALL

AUTUMN 2009

We welcome university students, both undergraduates and graduates, to apply for an internship at Analytica, a Think-Tank from Skopje, Macedonia. There are no citizenship requirements. Good research skills are required. Candidates should have strong interest in policy research in one or more of the following fields:

European studies,
South East Europe,
Regional cooperation,
Public administration,
Foreign and Security policy,
Energy and
Environmental studies.

Working language of Analytica is English and proficiency of the English language is essential.

There are four internship cycles per year:

Winter cycle: 10 January - 30 March
Spring cycle: 10 April - 30 June
Summer cycle: 10 July - 30 September
Autumn cycle: 5 October - 25 December

How to Apply
The deadlines for submitting an application for the Autumn Internship Cycle is: 01 September 2009.

Interested applicants should send their CVs (résumés) along with a motivation letter explaining the reasons for your application to:
internship@analyticamk.org

The application procedure is the same for both residential and
non-residential internship.

Analytica
Dame Gruev 7-8/3
1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Tel/Fax: + 389 2 312 1948
http://www.analyticamk.org/
info@analyticamk.org

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Caucasian Review of International Affairs

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE AUTUMN 2009 AND WINTER 2010 ISSUES
THE CAUCASIAN REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

The Caucasian Review of International Affairs (CRIA) is pleased to invite submissions for its Autumn 2009 issue (Vol. 3, No. 4) and Winter 2010 issue (Vol. 4, No. 1) to be published respectively in the beginning of November 2009 and February 2010. Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2009, for the Autumn 2009 issue, and November 30, 2009, for the Winter 2010 issue. Submission guidelines can be viewed at http://cria-online.org/Submit_a_Paper.html.

CRIA is a Germany-based quarterly peer-reviewed 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. CRIA also welcomes lucid, well-documented papers on other countries and regions including especially Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe as well as on all aspects of international affairs, from all political viewpoints. With an ever-growing readership, the Review is widely recognized and distributed internationally. The last issue of the Review can be viewed at http://www.cria-online.org.

CRIA is particularly interested in papers on the following topics:

Regional topics
Western energy interests in the South Caucasus and Central Asia
The Nabucco gas pipeline;
Role of the South Caucasus in the energy security of Europe;
Integration of the South Caucasus to the Euro-Atlantic structures;
European Union and the conflict resolution in the South Caucasus;
Prospects of the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict;
Prospects of the Turkish-Armenian rapprochement and its implications for the South Caucasus;
Relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey;
Russian policy towards the South Caucasus;
US policy towards the South Caucasus;
Georgia and its NATO-membership aspirations;
Prospects of the South Caucasian regional security;
Regional integration in the South Caucasus;
Iranian nuclear program and its implications for the South Caucasus;
Situation in the North Caucasus;
Ethno-Nationalism and Violence in the North-Western Caucasus;
Azerbaijan 's relations with the Moslem world;
Islam in Azerbaijan; Islam in the Caucasus;
Foreign policy of Armenia;
Iran-Armenia relations;
Azerbaijani community of Iran;
Legal status of the Caspian Sea;
Legal dispute between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan;
Turkish foreign policy in the new era;
Turkey 's accession to the EU;
Islam in Central Asia;
New Islamic Directions in Central Asia: Internal and External Dimension;
Global and regional powers in Central Asia;
Energy security in Central Asia;
Ukraine 's foreign policy - NATO and EU versus Russia;
Moldova’s political crisis and its implications for the country’s geopolitical orientation;
Armenian Diaspora and lobby in the US – its influence over US foreign policy.

International relations and general topics
Theory of International Relations;
Problems of the Modern International Law;
US foreign policy;
Russia’s foreign policy;
EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy and the foreign policies of the member-states;

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

All correspondence and submissions should be e-mailed to: contact@cria-online.org

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DAAD/AICGS Fellowship Program - Upcoming Deadline (August 31)

DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program
Upcoming Application Deadline - August 31, 2009

AICGS is now accepting applications for the next round of DAAD fellowships. Please note that the application deadline for spring 2010 (January 2010 - June 2010) is August 31, 2009.

The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program, funded by a generous grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to AICGS for research stays of two months each. Fellowships include a monthly stipend of up to $4,725, depending on the seniority of the applicant, transportation to and from Washington, and office space at the Institute.

Please note that the DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship supports fellows conducting research at AICGS in Washington, D.C. We are unable to support research in Germany/Europe.

DAAD/AICGS Research Fellows will be expected to produce a short analytical essay that will be published on the AICGS website and distributed via the Institute's bimonthly email newsletter, The AICGS Advisor. For fellows producing research output of exceptional quality and interest, AICGS will provide opportunities for public presentations to the broader Washington policy community.

Project proposals should address a topic closely related to one or more of the Institute's three research and programming areas:

1. Business and Economics
2. Foreign and Domestic Policy
3. Society, Culture, and Politics

Special consideration will be given to research projects addressing the Institute's current and future project emphases within these areas. Projects should also be compatible with and supportive of the AICGS Mission, which is to strengthen the German-American relationship in an evolving Europe and changing world. The Institute produces objective and original analyses of developments and trends in Germany, Europe, and the United States; creates new transatlantic networks; and facilitates dialogue among the business, political, and academic communities to manage differences and define and promote common interests.

For more information and specific application instructions, please contact Jennifer Windell at +1 202-745-1813.

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Ab Imperio 2009

The editors of Ab Imperio solicit contributions to the remaining two issues of the journal in 2009. The description of the annual program and of the two issues' thematic foci follow. Information on Ab Imperio can be found at the journal's website http://abimperio.net

CALL FOR PAPERS: Ab Imperio in 2009
Homo Imperii: The Imperial Situation of Multiple Temporalities and Heterogeneous Space

When Marc Bloch coined his famous definition of history as a science about humans in time,[1] he anticipated by several decades the "anthropological turn" in historical studies. The humanistic message of Bloch's formulation is ambivalent: does it suggest that human beings change together with the circumstances of "total history," or that they remain essentially the same throughout different epochs and situations? Is it really possible to "translate" adequately the life experience of a representative of a certain epoch in terms of a different time period? How do "grand narratives" look through the prism of an individual's life experience? How does one's life perception depend on the different aspects of the imperial situation that may combine uneven social and cultural spaces, and elements of different epochs, both archaic and modern? Can the methods of biographical writing and prosopography be regarded as an alternative to grand, depersonalized historical narratives? Writing biography is inconceivable without taking into consideration time and space as crucial factors, but how does the specificity of these features affect human life and its perception?

[1] In the 1950s, this formula ("Science des hommes. dans le temps") was translated into English in the both old-fashioned and misleading way: "The science of men. in time", even though in the next sentence Bloch clarified the meaning of the word: "L'historien ne pense pas seulement 'humain'"-"think [only] of the human." Cf.: Marc Bloch. Apologie pour l'histoire ou Metier d'historien. 2e edition. Paris, 1952. p. 4-5; Marc Bloch. The Historian's Craft. New York, 1953. P. 27.

No. 3/2009 "Maison des sciences de l'Homme: Human Sciences in the Empire"

The history of enlightenment in Russia as a project of normalization and Europeanization . scientific classifications of the population . borrowings and adaptations of the scientific discourses and practices of nineteenth-century colonial empires as a condition of admittance into the club of European colonial powers . psychology, its subjects and its objects of study . social sciences in imperial context . the sciences of imperial diversity: anthropology, ethnography, linguistics, etc. . museums and exhibitions as imperial "Panopticons" . political human sciences in empire . the humanistic paradigm and the problem of representation of the modern personality . medicine as a language of studying the individual and society . the imperial concept of norm and deviation . scientific foundations of uprising against empire . projects of rational cognition and re-description of empire and its inhabitants . "caring for souls:" theology on personality and empire.

No. 4/2009 "From Homo Imperii to Civitas: Projects of Imagined Imperial Communities"

Is civic society possible in empire? . Projects of state reform of imperial population: social engineering from above in empire . great ideologies on "small men" and their communities . "underground Russia" as an alternative social network . the corporate structure of imperial society: cooperative, professional, confessional, et al. self-organization . Utopian projects of imperial society . political parties and movements and programs of imperial social reform . the empire of "obshchestvennost'" in Russia and USSR.

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Linguistics, McGill

Department of Linguistics

McGill University

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

The Department of Linguistics, McGill University, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, effective 1 August 2010. This is a joint appointment between Linguistics and one of the following departments: German Studies, Hispanic Studies, Italian Studies, or Russian and Slavic Studies. The successful candidate will be an experimentalist, working on the acquisition or processing of the syntax (or related specializations) of German, Italian, Spanish or Russian. Additional assets include a demonstrable ability to teach courses on topics such as the grammatical structure of the language in question, the history of the language, dialect variation, bilingualism, etc.

General qualifications: PhD in linguistics and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in the area(s) of specialization. Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, graduate research guidance and administrative responsibilities. Duties will be split equally between the two departments sharing the joint appointment. Salary: McGill scale. Deadline for applications: 15 November 2009.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. English is the language of instruction at McGill, but knowledge of French is an asset.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification.

Applicants should send a letter of introduction, C.V., samples of research, teaching evaluations and any additional supporting documents to the address below. Three letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover.

Prof. Glyne Piggott
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Linguistics
McGill University
1085 ave Docteur-Penfield
Montreal (Que)
Canada H3A 1A7

Email : connie.digiuseppe@mcgill.ca
Web site : http://www.mcgill.ca/linguistics

Shawn Whelan
Administrative Secretary
McGill University
Languages and Literatures Administrative Services
688 Sherbrooke St. W., Suite 0425
Montreal QC H3A 3R1

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August 11, 2009

DAAD/AICGS, DC

Spring 2010 DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program

Deadline: August 31, 2009

AICGS is now accepting applications for the next round of DAAD fellowships. The application deadline for Spring 2010 (January 2010 - June 2010) is August 31, 2009.

The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program, funded by a generous grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to AICGS for research stays of two months each. Fellowships include a monthly stipend of up to $4,725, depending on the seniority of the applicant, transportation to and from Washington, and office space at the Institute. Please note that the DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship supports fellows conducting research at AICGS in Washington, D.C. We are unable to support research in Germany/Europe.

DAAD/AICGS Research Fellows will be expected to produce a short analytical essay that will be published on the AICGS website and distributed via the Institute's bimonthly email newsletter, The AICGS Advisor. For fellows producing research output of exceptional quality and interest, AICGS will provide opportunities for public presentations to the broader Washington policy community.

Project proposals should address a topic closely related to one or more of the Institute's three research and programming areas:
1. Business and Economics
2. Foreign and Domestic Policy
3. Society, Culture, and Politics

Special consideration will be given to research projects addressing the Institute's current and future project emphases within these areas. Projects should also be compatible with and supportive of the AICGS mission, which is to strengthen the German-American relationship in an evolving Europe and changing world. The Institute produces objective and original analyses of developments and trends in Germany, Europe, and the United States; creates new transatlantic networks; and facilitates dialogue among the business, political, and academic communities to manage differences and define and promote common interests.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Applicants must be German or American citizens.
2. All application materials MUST be received by AICGS by the deadline in order to be considered for fellowships in the specified period.
3. Applicants should have completed or currently be working on a Ph.D. Only in exceptional cases will fellowships be awarded to applicants with an M.A., who are not Ph.D. students.

For application procedures or more information, please visit our website at http://www.aicgs.org/fellows/opps/daad.aspx

Jennifer Windell
Database Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies - Johns Hopkins University
1755 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036-2121

Direct line: 202-745-1813
Fax: 202-265-9531
E-mail: jwindell@aicgs.org

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Russia Program Associate, Kamchatka Campaign, San Francisco

Deadline: August 24, 2009

Russia Program Associate, Kamchatka Campaign

Pacific Environment’s work on the Kamchatka Peninsula is focused on supporting local communities to protect salmon. Our partners include environmental and indigenous organizations working to create protected territories, prevent poaching, monitor destructive resource extraction projects, and educate the public.

Pacific Environment seeks an experienced and energetic Russia Program Associate for our Kamchatka Campaign with a demonstrated passion for the environment and social justice. The Program Associate will work closely with the Russia Program Director and the Kamchatka Field Associate and will be an integral member of the Russia Program team. The Program Associate will be specifically responsible for implementing Pacific Environment’s program work on the Kamchatka Peninsula together with the Field Associate. This position will report to the Russia Program Director and will be based in our main office in San Francisco, California.

Primary Responsibilities
- Coordinating Kamchatka projects and planned outcomes, including subgranting program, coalition campaign work, and building relationships with local partners;
- Collaborating with the Kamchatka Field Associate to ensure successful project activities and specific outcomes;
- Assisting the Kamchatka Field Associate with administrative requirements;
- Building capacity of local partners by providing access to strategic resources and information;
- Supporting local partner organizations in conservation advocacy efforts;
- Researching, monitoring, and analyzing environmental and social issues affecting Kamchatka, including resource extraction projects and project financing, sustainable fisheries, and indigenous land rights;
- Organizing domestic and international events such as conferences, exchanges, and regional workshops;
- Assisting partners with translation and interpretation;
- Facilitating information exchange between local project partners, Pacific Environment, and other regional and international coalition partners;
- Performing information management tasks, including managing email accounts, listservs, website postings, and information requests;
- Maintaining regular communications with all local partners, including regular site visits;
- Ensuring due diligence of subgrants with selected Russian partner organizations, recruiting new partners, and coordinating grantmaking decisions with the Russia Program Director and Grants Administrator;
- Participating in targeted outreach and media work, assisting with reports in Russian and English; and
- Other tasks as needed.

Skills and Experience Needed:
- MANDATORY Fluent speaking, reading, and writing skills in Russian and English;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Management experience focused on managing budgets, project outcomes, and personnel;
- Strong computer skills, including email and web technology and MS Office;
- Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills, excellent attention to detail;
- Both self-motivated and an energetic team player, able to work under pressure;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ease in working cooperatively with people of different cultures;
- Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally 5-10 weeks per year;
- Authorized to work in the United States;
- Personal commitment to environmental and social justice; and
- A sense of humor!

This position is ideally suited for someone with a Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Russian, environmental studies, or international affairs and who has 3-5 years of experience working with a not-for-profit organization. The position is full time and provides a competitive salary plus an excellent benefits package.

Pacific Environment is an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds.

How to Apply:
- After visiting our website, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by August 24, 2009 to:

Leah Zimmerman
Russia Program Director
Pacific Environment
San Francisco, CA

Email: info@pacificenvironment.org

Compensation: Competitive salary and excellent benefits package

This is at a non-profit organization.

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Posting ID: 1315995256

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August 10, 2009

Russian Studies

JOURNAL/CFP- International Journal of Russian Studies

The fourth issue of the International Journal of Russian Studies has been published.
You can find it at http://radtr.net/tr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=59&Itemid=138.

We are now calling for articles for our fifth issue. Articles are accepted on topics relating to the Central Eurasian region. The deadline for the fifth issue will be 31 December 2009.

Prof. Ayse Dietrich
Editor
e-mail: dietrichayse@yahoo.com
editor@radtr.net

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Resident Director position available immediately, Vladimir

Immediate Opening

Resident Director
Russian/Eurasian Outbound Programs
Vladimir, Russia

Position Description

SUMMARY:
The Vladimir Resident Director serves as the American Councils representative and in-country Program Director for participants on the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program, hosted by the KORA Centre for Russian Language in Vladimir. The Vladimir Resident Director represents American Councils in his/her actions and words during the tenure of appointment. S/he must be available to program participants on a daily basis; observe student classes and meet regularly with teachers, administrators, and students; and arrange group travel and cultural programs. The Vladimir Resident Director 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, the Resident Director must attend American Councils orientation programs: for both resident directors, and for participants. He/she must travel to Russia with the student group at the beginning of the program and return to Washington, DC with the group at the end of the program. The Vladimir Resident Director reports to the Russian/Eurasian Outbound Office Program Manager.

ANTICIPATED EMPLOYMENT DATES for the academic year 2009-2010 Russian Language Program are August 23, 2009 through May 21, 2010, with possible re-appointment.

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 (prefer experience with students and/or youth);
Demonstrated skills in academic and personal counseling; and
Demonstrated skills in general financial accountability.

TO APPLY:
Send letter/resume and salary requirements to HR Department, American
Councils, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036.
Fax: 202-572-9095 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.

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OSCE Human Rights Officer, Tajikistan

JOB- OSCE Human Rights Officer, Tajikistan

PAE Government Services, under contract for the US Department of
State, is seeking qualified US-citizen applicants for a position
within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):

Human Rights Officer, Tajikistan
Vacancy #: VNTAJS00072
Human Rights, Senior Professional
Deadline for applications: 08/21/2009
Link to the job description:
http://www.osce.org/employment/show_vacancy.php?id=3359

To apply, enter Vacancy# at: https://www.pae-react.com/LoginCandidate.asp

Applicants should pay close attention to the mandatory requirements of the position and be sure to tailor their applications to the vacancy notice to improve their chances of consideration. Internships are not counted by the OSCE as contributing to the total years of experience.

To apply, please fill out an application at www.pae-react.com using the Vacancy Number indicated in the vacancy notice. PAE will then reply to short-listed applicants to discuss the details of the position. Only finalists will be contacted.

To verify whether your application was received, close your application and then re-enter it. If the vacancy number still appears in the vacancy notice slot, your application will be reviewed.
Indications of interest should be received no later than two business days prior to the closing date.

Citizens of other OSCE participating states wishing to apply should do so directly with their Foreign Ministry. Green Card holders, asylum holders and other non-citizens are not eligible to be nominated by the United States.

Matthew Dowling
Deployment Logistics Coordinator
PAE Government Services
REACT Program
1601 N Kent Street, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: (703) 717-6056
Fax: (703) 717-6199

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Traditional and Non-traditional Threats to Central Asian Security, 10/22-23/2009, New Delhi

Deadline: August 31, 2009

CONF./CFP- Trad. & Non-trad. Threats to C. Asian Security, New Delhi, Oct 22-23

International Seminar on Traditional and Non-traditional Threats to Central Asian Security

Centre for Russian & Central Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Concept Note

Traditional conception of security emphasizes territorial integrity and national sovereignty as primary values to be protected. In this notion, traditional threats are essentially related to external military threats that seeks to undermine the security of the sovereign state and its territorial integrity. Throughout the Cold War period, security perspectives were based on state-centric approach of classical realism and neo-realism, which considered empowerment of military power as the cornerstone of national security.

The security concept that evolved in the 1980s broadened the concept of security to include non-military security threats or non-raditional threats such originating from economic, social, environmental and political issues. It focuses on human security and is centred on the empowerment of the people vis-a-vis various problems, conflicts and issues.

The threats to Central Asian security are both external and internal, for which military security is essential. But today, challenges from non-traditional threats are greater than traditional ones. Ethnic, religious and linguistic issues are part of the social sphere which can create instability. Similarly, poverty, hunger, unemployment and unequal distribution of wealth are related to economic insecurity. Environmental issues are going to pose the biggest challenge to the regional states in the near future. The drying up of the Aral Sea is affecting the health and lives of hundreds of thousands of people cutting across republics. Water-related confrontations are not unlikely given the problem of water in the region.

It would be interesting to know the kind of problems the Central Asian states face both from traditional and non-traditional security perspectives. The proposed international seminar to be organised by the Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies, JNU, is an attempt to bring together a number of scholars from the region and outside who can provide different perspectives on the above issues.

The themes to be covered are:

Traditional security issues
- geopolitics and power rivalry, cross-border terrorism, drugs and arms-trafficking, inter-state issues of border, water, land and other resource
Non-traditional security issues
- Environment and Ecology, with special reference to Aral Sea Crisis
- Human Development and Human Security
- Social issues, ethnicity, migration, Internal Displacement
- Economic Issues – Unemployment, poverty, rural-urban group, inequity

The seminar would be held for two days, from 22-23 October 2009.

Those willing to participate are requested to send their abstracts by 31 August 2009. The selected participants would be informed of their status by 15 September 2009. The final date of submission of complete draft of the paper is 7 October 2009. English would be the only language medium for the Seminar.

All the seminar participants would be provided accommodation, food and local transportation including travel from the Delhi airport/railway station by the Seminar Organisers. Indian participants would be paid travel allowances as per the university rules. It would not be possible for the organisers to bear the cost of air travel by foreign participants due to lack of funds. However, all other expenses during their stay in India would be paid by the organisers.

Prof. Ajay Patnaik
Director, Russian & Central Asian Area Studies Programme
School of International studies, Jawaharlal Nehru Unviersity
E-mail: patnaik.ajay@gmail.com
akpatnaik@mail.jnu.ac.in
Tel: 91+11+26704367/26704365 (off.)
91+11+26741322 (res.); 9811588100 (mob)

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Redefining Central Asia, Peace & Conflict Society, 10/09-11/2009, Toronto

CONF./CFP- Redefining Central Asia, Peace & Conflict Society, Toronto, Oct 9-11

Redefining Central Asia: Cooperation, Stabilization & Implications of Regional Security

(Call for Papers and Conference Backgrounder PDF is attached)

Date: Friday, 9 October - Sunday, 11 October
Location: University of Toronto's Faculty of Law, 84 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario

Event Details: http://webapp.mcis.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=7856

The 2009 Peace and Conflict Society’s 4th Annual International Conference, "Redefining Central Asia: Cooperation, Stabilization & Implications of Regional Security" will bring together over 150 academics, diplomats, practitioners and students to address subjects as diverse as human rights, identity politics, state building and transition, resource scarcity, environmental and energy politics, terrorism, insurgency, foreign policy, and transnational criminal activity such as drug and arms trafficking in Central Asia. Through keynote addresses, breakout sessions, regional plenary sessions, and a symposium of student research, the Conference seeks to maximize opportunities for interaction between speakers and delegates in order to further public policy and academic dialogue about this critically important region, the challenges it faces, and potential solutions.

Follow this link to download a detailed description of the conference and the call for papers:
http://webapp.mcis.utoronto.ca/resources/conferences/Conference%20description%20for%20Webpage-%20Redefining%20Central%20Asia.pdf

Sponsored by the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, the Munk Centre for International Studies and the International Human Rights Program at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Redefining Central Asia will feature over 30 leading academics, diplomats, policy makers and experienced practitioners who will address over 125 delegates over the three-day conference, held at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. In addition to a symposium of student research, one of the unique features of the conference is a Graduate and Internship Fair, which will allow IGOs, NGOs, international research institutions, think tanks and academic programs access to undergraduate, graduate and professional students from a variety of disciplines who are interested in Central Asia.

For more information, please see www.redefiningcentralasia.org
To submit a paper to the student symposium, e-mail
studentsymposium@trudeaucentre.ca

Sabrina A. Bandali
Student Symposium Coordinator
Redefining Central Asia: Cooperation, Stabilization and Implications
of Regional Security

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Central Eurasia Project, Open Society Institute, New York

Deadline: September 7, 2009

INTERN- Central Eurasia Project, Open Society Institute, New York

CEP Intern
Central Eurasia Project
Open Society Institute
July 2009

The Open Society Institute works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve its mission, OSI seeks to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, OSI implements a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and
independent media. At the same time, OSI builds alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. OSI places a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of marginalized people and communities.

Investor and philanthropist George Soros in 1993 created OSI as a private operating and grantmaking foundation to support his foundations in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Those foundations were established, starting in 1984, to help countries make the transition from communism. OSI has expanded the activities of the Soros foundations network to encompass the United States and more than 60 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Each Soros foundation relies on the expertise of boards composed of eminent citizens who determine individual agendas based on local priorities.

Responsibilities:
* Research assistance for the Program Officer in the area's of CEP's work (labor migration; electric power sector transparency and accountability; human, social and economic rights; child labor in the
cotton sector/agricultural reform);
* Assistance to programmatic staff in developing, contracting and editing CEP's policy paper series;
* Preparation of a literature review on the role of development cooperation and civil society involvement in promoting transparency and accountability;
* Occasional administrative support to the Program Officer and Program Coordinators;
* Additional institutional support as necessary.

Qualifications:
* Undergraduate or graduate student in political science, international affairs, policy studies, regional studies (former Soviet Union);
* Strong understanding of relevant political, social and economic issues of Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus;
* Proven excellent research and writing skills;
* Russian language skills preferred but not required;
* Standard MS office applications proficiency;
* Availability to work up to 19 hours/week.

Upon acceptance, interns will need to provide a letter from his/her university indicating that he/she is receiving credit and/or funding for the internship.

DURATION: Fall Semester; September - December 2009

COMPENSATION: Unpaid, Lunch provided

To Apply
Please email resume and cover letter before September 7, 2009, to: humanresources@sorosny.org Include job code in subject line: CEP/Intern
or
Open Society Institute
Human Resources - Code CEP/Intern
400 West 59th Street
New York, New York 10019
FAX: 212.548.4675
No phone calls, please. The Open Society Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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OSCE, Bishkek

Application Deadline: October 9, 2009

FELLOWSHIP- Two Research and Teaching Fellowships, OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Call for Applications

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

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a public foundation designed to promote and enhance the principles and aims of the OSCE in the Central Asian region, enshrined in its fundamental idea of comprehensive security. Located in Bishkek, the OSCE Academy is strongly embedded in the wider Central Asian academic and political context and follows a distinctive regional approach in its activities. The Academy is looking for two research and teaching fellows for Semester II of the MA Program Political Science 2009/2010.

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

The fellowship has the following terms and components:
1) A teaching assignment of a course on either Comparative Politics (Democratization Studies) or Cases in International Relations, Semester II, 2010. These are a 3 credit hour courses, meeting twice a week for 90 min sessions from January 11, 2010 through April 30, 2010. The period of contract is from January 11 to May 11, 2010. The idea behind the topics courses is to provide graduate level survey of these fields introducing the students to major approaches and theories, important topics, and the contemporary developments. As such, the courses are expected to be taught on graduate level involving lectures, seminars, research assignments, and individual student mentoring. The specific course topic as well as the course design should be discussed with the academic management of the OSCE Academy. Additionally, we expect the fellow to spend 6 hours per week for personal preparation to the courses with lecture/seminar notes, preparation of assignments, and grading/evaluation of students.

2) The fellowship also includes office hours for students of approximately 4 hours a week.

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

The OSCE Academy will provide/cover –
a) Economy class roundtrip airfare from the city of current residence to Bishkek;
b) Entry visa expenses to Kyrgyzstan, if any;
c) Housing allowance will be provided by the Academy;
d) Honorarium of 750 Euros per month for teaching the 3 credit hour course;
e) 100 Euro one-time settling-in fee;
f) office space and a computer, as well as access to all of our facilities, including library and JSTOR.

NOTE: The Academy will not be able to provide health insurance.

Interested applicants should submit their CV, a short summary of their research project, and two letters of reference from people familiar with the candidate's academic work to Ms. Aigoul Abdoubaetova by e-mail: a.abdoubaetova@osce-academy.net until October 9, 2010. With any questions on this call, please contact Ms. Aigoul Abdoubaetova by e-mail or by phone: +996 312 541200.

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

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Beyond Cold War Linearities: Entangled Histories and Interactive Ideas, 12/04-06/009, Budapest

Deadline: October 15, 2009

CFP: Beyond Cold War Linearities: Entangled Histories and Interactive Ideas

International Conference

Beyond Cold War Linearities: Entangled Histories and Interactive Ideas
4-6 December 2009
OSA Archivum, Arany Janos utca 32, 1051, Budapest

The anniversary of 1989 regime change brought about a wide range of discussions about Communist legacies and Cold War impact on the transitions in the Eastern European countries. In this respect, one can detect a tendency of approaching Communism by underlying the institutions which influenced its demise, or of analyzing transitions as a socio-political struggle for European (re)integration. In either way, the destinies of the ex-Communist countries are subjected to linear narratives, converging towards the vision of a teleological (self-)liberation. The interest in the past's influence paradoxically cohabitates with a series of epistemological local reticences regarding applied research on recent history. This can be correlated with a general scarcity concerning meta-reflections on Cold War studies paradigms and - implicitly - with an empirical inaccessibility of the archival documents related to Cold War propaganda. One intriguing case is in this sense that of Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty, the importance of which is still emotionally evoked and scientifically underexplored because of the persistence of traumatic views about the past and because of unavailability of the sources.

We invite therefore proposals related to social sciences and humanities to evaluate the current state of area studies, Cold War history and media theories in order to enhance not just a meta-critical view about Cold War and Communism, but also to spur national historiographies to analytically appropriate their past forged by international policies and still made obscure by a plethora of undigested documents. In order to enhance the formation of truly critical and inter-cultural frameworks on teaching and conducting research on recent history, we also invite contributions with courses aiming at providing systematic introduction to the study of totalitarian societies by combining post-totalitarian theoretical frameworks with local narratives pertaining to social and oral history. By bringing together the history of ideas, psychohistory, symbolic interactionism, social history and media anthropology, the conference seeks in this way to concretely aggregate an interdisciplinary framework for the study of a period characterized by complex intellectual mobility, the intricate interplay of fantasies about the "Other", different societal accommodations, generational changes and conceptual imbrications between East-European traditions and Western cultural and political models.

The conference is organized by OSA Archivum in cooperation with CEU History (Karl Hall and Ioana Toma) and IRES (Irina Papkov) Departments, CEU CRC and International Alternative Culture Center (Olga Zaslavskaya).

The conference will be held in 4-6 December 2009 in Budapest and is designed to prepare an edited volume. Paper givers will be asked to present first drafts of their book chapters for precirculation among
participants and for intensive discussion at the conference. Limited fellowship funds might be available for non-EU participants. Please contact Olga Zaslavskaya zaslavsk@ceu.hu
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Interested scholars should submit:
title and one-page abstract of their paper;
CV and list of publications;
institutional affiliation or place of residence.

Please submit materials by 15 October to
Olga Zaslavskaya
OSA Archivum, Budapest
zaslavsk@gmail.com
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August 07, 2009

Russian-language study in Russia

Deadline: October 1, 2009

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities for U.S. graduate and undergraduate students to participate in the Spring 2010 Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP) in Vladimir, Moscow, or St. Petersburg, Russia.

Applications for the Spring 2010 program are due October 1st, 2009. Applications are now available for download from the American Councils website: http://www.actr.org/programList.php

Fellowships are available through American Councils from U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) and the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays) grant support. Many colleges and universities also provide financial aid for participation in American Councils programs. Recent participants have received substantial fellowship support from the Institute of International Education (IIE), the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, and the U.S. Department of Education Title VI (FLAS).

Programs provide approximately twenty hours per week of in-class instruction in Russian grammar, phonetics, conversation, and cultural studies at Moscow International University and at the Russian State Pedagogical University (Gertsen Institute) in St. Petersburg. The KORA Center for Russian Language hosts the Vladimir program. Participants receive graduate- or undergraduate-level academic credit through Bryn Mawr College.

A full-time U.S. resident director oversees the academic and cultural programs and assists participants in academic, administrative, and personal matters in each city. Students may live with Russian host families or in university dormitories in Moscow and St. Petersburg; all students in Vladimir live with Russian families. During the semester, students may take advantage of volunteer opportunities or internship placements at sites including local public schools, charity organizations, international businesses, non-profit organizations, and international NGOs. Students are also offered the chance to meet for two hours per week with peer tutors recruited from their host universities.

The Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program is also offered for the Fall, Summer or Academic Year. Specialized programs are also available for Heritage Speakers of Russian and participants interested in studying Business Russian. Please contact the Outbound Office for more details.

Application Deadlines
Fall/Academic Year Program: April 1
Summer Program: March 1
Spring Semester: October 1

For more information and an application, please contact:
Russian & Eurasian Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 833-7522
Email: outbound@americancouncils.org
Website: www.acrussiaabroad.org

Brita Ericson
Information and Outreach Officer
American Councils for International Education: ACTR-ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
202-572-9102

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August 06, 2009

Slavonic & East European Studies, 03/27-29/2010, Cambridge

Deadline: September 15, 2009

Annual Conference of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies 2010

Call for papers in Languages and Linguistics

The annual conference of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) will take place at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge (UK), from 27 to 29 March 2010. Abstracts are invited for individual 20-minute papers or for entire panels (2-3 papers) in any area of Slavonic philology, linguistics, language teaching, and translation studies. The working languages of the conference are English and Russian. Proposals for complete themed panels are particularly welcome.

At this year's conference we had around thirty papers in formal linguistics, historical linguistics, applied linguistics, semiotics, language teaching, and translation studies presented by academics and graduate students from institutions in a wide range of countries. The annual convention as a whole brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines including literary studies, linguistics, cultural studies, history, economics, politics, sociology, film and media studies as they pertain to Central and Eastern Europe and to the former Soviet Union.

To submit an abstract or a panel proposal, you need to download the proposal form from the BASEES website at http://fp.paceprojects.f9.co.uk/BASEES2010.htm, and email it to the linguistics stream organiser, David Willis, at dwew2@cam.ac.uk
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 September 2009.

Further details are available on the website at www.basees.org.uk

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Post-Communism and the New European Identity, 11/05-07/2009, Romania

Deadline: August 31, 2009

International Conference: Post-Communism and the New European Identity

The Research Centre on Identity and Migration Issues within the Faculty of Political Science and Communication, University of Oradea is organizing the International Conference “Post-Communism and the New European Identity”, that will be held on November 5th -7th, 2009, in Oradea, Romania.

The main topics of the conference are:
- Identity and mobility in Europe
- The image of the New Europe in the mass-media
- Institutional changes and democratic reforms after the fall of communism

Proposals (including a paper title and a 200-250 words abstract of the proposed paper) should be submitted by email as MS Word attachment to contact@e-migration.ro, before September 1st, 2009. The papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference volume. Several selected papers could be published in the Journal of Identity and Migration Studies (see www.jims.e-migration.ro ).

There is no conference fee. The organizers will provide conference materials and the publication of the selected papers. The travel, accommodation and meals costs are to be paid by the participants. The organizers will assist you with information concerning different types of accommodation.

The registration form and the preliminary program of the conference are available on the RCIMI’s 2009 Conference webpage.
More information: www.e-migration.ro

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Center of Excellence Dialogue Europe, Sofia

Deadline: September 20, 2009

Research Fellowships

Grant competition for 6 fellowships for young researchers for up-to 16 weeks in Bulgaria (four months) in the field of the Humanities (History, Archeology, Ethnology, Political Science, Law, Philosophy, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Economy and Management, Public Administration, Journalism, International Relations, European, Balkan and other regional studies, Classical, West European and Slavic Language and Literary Studies, Documental and Archival Studies, etc.).

Hereby, the Center of Excellence Dialogue Europe (Institute for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Studies) at Sofia University announces a call for applications for 6 fellowships for young foreign researchers. In order to be eligible, the applicant should be younger than 35 years of age, possess at least an M.A. degree and be either working at a foreign university/research center or be studying for a Ph.D. degree.

The research proposals should be interdisciplinary in its thematic approach focusing on the broad framework of European studies:
the dialogue about and between the institutions of the EU, the harmonization of the social environment, the European dimensions of the global economic environment, the balance between national and supranational institutions, EU Law, the formulation of common European policies, cultural trends and European identities, the European educational space, intercultural communication media, transatlantic relations in the geopolitics of the 21st century etc.

The grant is for a period of up-to 16 weeks for research work in Sofia as fellows of the Institute. The grant will amount to no more than 9 thousand BGN (approx. 4400 Euros) i.e. 560 BGN per week. All grantees will be affiliated to one of the working groups of the Institute and can count on the expert advice of its permanent fellows. While in residence in Sofia, all fellows will be included in the current events of the Institute and thus get a chance for participation in its public presentations, lectures, talks, seminars and conferences. Further the Institute will provide help in finding accommodation at a reasonable price at a student hostel. At the end of the fellowship all grantees are expected to submit a research paper with the results of their work and any type of articles or papers that can be published in the Institute’s publications.

Applications should include the following documents:
a curriculum vitae;
a list of publications (if available);
a brief description of the proposed research topic with a detailed working plan and schedule for the intended stay at the Institute (5–6 pages, up to 1.500 words);
the name and contact details of an external academic expert;
contact person / institution in Sofia;

Applications are to be sent via email: office@dialogueeurope.org until September 20th 2009.

The successful applicants must start their fellowship in the period: November 1-30th 2009.

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Ukraine and Georgia, 10/23-24/2009, Odessa

Ukraine and Georgia in the Context of the Political, Economic and Security Transformation: Lessons Learned and Perspectives

On the 23rd-24th of October 2009 the International conference “Ukraine and Georgia in the Context of the Political, Economic and Security Transformation: Lessons Learned and Perspectives ” will take place in Odessa, Ukraine. The conference is organized by the National Institute for Strategic Studies – Odessa Branch under support of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Ukraine, Institute of Foreign Policy of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine and the General Consul of Georgia in Odessa.

During the conference the following topics will be discussed:

1. Political Transformation of Ukraine and Georgia: Comparative Analysis

Perspectives of the Bringing Ukraine and Georgia to the Implementation And Realization of the Eastern Partnership.

Colour Revolutions in Ukraine and Georgia and Their Impact to the States’ Democratization

Transformation of Political Systems of Ukraine and Georgia From 1991 to 2009

Role of the Political Elites in the Transformation of the Ukrainian and Georgian Societies

Cooperation with the EU

2. Economic Transformation and Cooperation of Georgia and Ukraine

Socio-Economic Development of Ukraine and Georgia on the Way to the European Integration

Trade and Economic Cooperation between Ukraine and Georgia: Achievements and Perspectives

Ukrainian and Georgian Membership in WTO: Advantages and Disadvantages.

Role of Kiev and Tbilisi in The Creation of the European Energy Space

3. Security Threats In The Black Sea Region

Threats to the National Security of Ukraine and Georgia in the Black Sea Region

Consequences of the Russian – Georgia War to the Internal and External Policy of Georgia and Ukraine

Security of the Energy Transit

Cooperation of Ukraine and Georgia as a Factor of Security in the Black Sea Region.

The Role of the Regional and International Organizations in the Security Sphere in the Black Sea Region

4. Lessons Learned and Perspectives.

If you would like to take part in this conference, please, send filled application form to geo-ukr@ukr.net by the 10th of September, 2009. You will be informed about the selection results by the end of September, 2009.

Application
http://d.yimg.com/kq/groups/12658675/529019727/name/Application form.doc

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August 05, 2009

Lessons from Transition, Europolis

Deadline: December 1, 2009.

Call for Papers
EUROPOLIS
Issue 7, July 2010
Political Science Journal
www.polito.ubbcluj.ro/cpa/rev/en/europolis.html

EUROPOLIS is a ”peer review” journal, abstracted and indexed in relevant international databases. Issue 7/2010 focuses on the transition process undertaken in the post-communist world and the lessons that can be learnt.

The editors encourage contributions in the form of comparative studies or single-case studies that catch and analyze specific political phenomena, contexts, and developments. Articles may tackle, but not restricted to, issues like the legacies of the previous regimes, successful paths of transition, political parties and their electorates, the road to European accession and integration, the role of civil society in transition, problems and opportunities of democratization and consolidation of democracy, the impact of conflicts, the rise of extremist forces, and the ethnic divisions in post-communist countries.

The journal has three sections: articles, work in progress, and book reviews. Details at www.polito.ubbcluj.ro/cpa/rev/en/europolis.html.

Dead-line: 1 December 2009.
Contact: revista.europolis@yahoo.com

The Editorial Board, Europolis Journal, Centre for Political Analysis, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
www.polito.ubbcluj.ro/cpa/rev/en/europolis.html

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Social Actors, Practices and Conceptions of Revisionist Politics in Europe, 1938-45, 09/11-12/2009, Bern

Social Actors, Practices and Conceptions of Revisionist Politics in Europe, 1938-45
11-12 September 2009
University of Bern, Chair for Modern and Contemporary History
UniS, Schanzeneckstrasse 1, room A 022

From the 10th to the 12th September a conference on the issue "Coalition of the Revisionists: The System of Alliance around Nazi-Germany during the Second World War. Aims, Motives and Ideas" will take place at the Department of History at the University of Bern (Switzerland).

This conference will be about social and political actors as well as conceptions and methods of revisionist politics in Europe during the Second World War. It aims to bring together outstanding experts to discuss the results of international research and forthcoming projects about "Europe and the Coalition of the Revisionists." It will reflect on the topic: How did the satellites of Germany fit into the vision of a "New Europe," which for many contemporaries seemed to be a realistic aim to be carried on in a coalition with the "Third Reich?"

Program: http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/termine/id=11985%3E

Homepage
http://www.hist.unibe.ch/content/tagungen/revisionist_politics_1938_45/index_ger.html

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August 03, 2009

Policy and Political History, Geneva

Deadline: October 1, 2009

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies - Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Global / International Migration Studies

Geneva, Switzerland

Main Category: Policy and Political History
Secondary Categories: Sociology

Political Science/International Relations
Immigration Issues
Geography
Anthropology/Archaeology

Inviting applications for a full-time position at the level of Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in GLOBAL / INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION STUDIES with substantial expertise in Migration Dynamics in Developing Countries starting on 1st September 2010 or a mutually agreed-upon date.

Candidates – men or women - must hold - or for candidates at the rank of assistant professor be expected to hold in the months ahead - a Ph.D. in one of the social sciences. They must have an established expertise in international migration, with a particular focus on developing countries. They should have a strong analytical background in the field of migration studies, a proven ability to work with colleagues from other disciplines and, for more experienced scholars, a strong research track-record.

The successful candidate is expected to teach general and specialised graduate-level courses on international migrations and, depending on the rank of the appointment, to supervise master and doctoral theses.

The language of instruction is either English or French, but candidates will be expected to soon acquire, if not already possess, a working knowledge of the other language.

Applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae and a list of publications, - but excluding letters of recommendation and samples of publications -, must reach the Director, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, P.O. Box 136, 1211 Geneva 21, Switzerland (email: director@graduateinstitute.ch) by 1st October 2009.

General terms of appointment for a teaching position at the Institute may be obtained at the same address.

The Institute reserves the right to fill this position by invitation at any time.

For more information about the Institute, candidates are encouraged to consult the Institute’s website: http://graduateinstitute.ch/open_positions

Contact Info:
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
The Director
PO Box 136
1211 Geneva 21
Switzerland

Phone: +41 22 908 5999
Fax: +41 22 731 27 77
e-mail: director@graduateinstitute.ch
Website: http://graduateinstitute.ch

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World History, PA

University of Pittsburgh - Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, World History

World History. The Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking applicants for a tenured or tenured-stream faculty position in world history (subject to budgetary approval) beginning fall 2010, with rank open. We seek candidates who can demonstrate strong training and publications in global historical studies, and whose research interests are cross-disciplinary, multiregional, and/or have varied time frames. The successful candidate will work with other Pitt faculty members in regional centers of the University Center for International Studies and, through the newly established World History Center, help shape world historical programs and curricula and teach courses in this field at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

We encourage applicants to demonstrate how their research and teaching will contribute to one or more of our graduate thematic fields: Atlantic History; Empires in World History; Gender, Ethnicity, Race, Religion; and Texts and Contexts.
(http://www.history.pitt.edu/gradaute/transnational-thematic-history.php#capitalism).

Send letter of application, full CV, a single well-selected journal article or book chapter, and three letters of recommendation to World History Search Committee, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2009.

Questions should be directed to Committee Chair Patrick Manning pmanning@pitt.edu

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

Contact Info:

World History Search Committee
Department of History
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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40 Years of philological studies in Sibiu, 11/19-21/2009, Romania

Deadline: September 20, 2009

Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania, School of Letters and Arts

We invite papers in English, French and German investigating issues that are of interest to Higher Education professionals and researchers in the philological fields.

CALL FOR PAPERS:
In today's globalised world, language, literary and cultural studies facilitate not merely a much-needed dialogue between different cultures but also a mediation between local and global culture. Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu is proud to celebrate a forty-year-long tradition in fostering disciplines that respond to the cultural, political and social effects of globalisation.

The topics to be approached by the participants may include (though they should not be limited to):
* Literacy and Multiliteracies
* Durability vs. change, essentialism vs. relativism
* Universal vs. culture-specific, enduring vs. perishable values
* Metropolitan vs. (post)colonial/communist discourses
* Cultural amnesia and cultural anamnesis
* Assessing time, duration and transience and their representation in literature
* Aesthetic temporality versus social, religious, moral, political, perspectives on time
* Historicity and genre
* Cultural institutions (literature, literary history, the canon, translation, higher education etc.)
* Cultural identities in temporal perspectives
* Temporal dimensions of trauma
* Digital identities and virtual lives
* Digital languages and multimedia in the classrooms
* Discipline and interdisciplinarity
* Inter- and trans-cultural exchanges (translation studies and practice)
* The changing profession (redefining the mission of HE post-Bologna)

Presentations will be 20-minutes long plus 10 minutes for discussion. Roundtable proposals are also welcome. Authors are invited to submit abstracts, which will be published in the Conference programme. Abstracts may not exceed 200 words and will be accompanied by a list of 7-10 keywords and a short biographical note detailing the author's field of expertise and main achievements. They should be submitted in word format. Proposals must include titles of papers/ roundtables, name and institutional affiliation; mailing address, phone, fax and e-mail address.

A selection of papers will be published in East/West Cultural Passage and American, British and Canadian Studies.

Deadline for the submission of proposals: 20 September 2009
Please send proposals to: Ana Blanca Ciocoi-Pop ana_blanca1006@yahoo.com
Anca Iancu ancaian@yahoo.com

Participation fee: 50 Euros (to be paid upon arrival)

We look forward to welcoming you in Sibiu! We mention that Sibiu city is situated in Central Romania ( Transylvania) and is well connected with other Romanian or European cities by air ( 15 air destinations from the International Airport of Sibiu http://www.sibiuairport.ro/ ) ,train or bus ( check www.atlassib.ro ).

40 YEARS OF PHILOLOGICAL STUDIES IN SIBIU

REGISTRATION FORM
http://www.caleidoscop.org/Members/Marius/news-caleidoscop-2009/40-years-of-philological-studies-in-sibiu-19-21-november-2009

OVIDIU PALCU
PhD Candidate
University of Athens
Faculty of Political Science
mobile phone: 0030-6978696257

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Center for Research and Policy Making, Macedonia

Deadline: August 5, 2009

"The Center for Research and Policy Making (CRPM)" is seeking an intern to perform a broad range of tasks. CRPM is one of the biggest and most prominent think tanks in Macedonia and is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse workplace. Internships at CRPM are designed to provide participants with opportunities to grow professionally and personally. They are a chance to use academic knowledge in a practical environment, while learning and working alongside others that are passionate about their work.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Your tasks may include conducting targeted background research, tracking media coverage, assisting in the organization of training events and contributing to general office support duties, including updating of databases. There will of course be some overlap of duties, combining research and administrative tasks.
Providing research assistance for forthcoming meetings, articles, reports and other CRPM public activities.
Assisting with planning and organizing of CRPM events; assisting in finding and booking venues, researching potential speakers, arranging catering, contacting speakers, assisting at events, liasing with sponsors.
Communicate on the behalf of CRPM with relevant stakeholders in the government, the media, business and civil society sector.
Online, blogging, website and media communication tasks
Various administrative tasks, such as post, photocopying, handling purchase of minor office supplies, etc.

CRITERIA
A relevant university degree (Master's degree in public policy, political science, development studies, economics, international relations is a plus)
Proficiency in the usage of computer, Microsoft office, (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SPSS, Access)
Well-developed interpersonal and team working skills, works well under pressure
Excellent communication and organization skills (HTML, Photoshop and journalism or website skills are a plus)

Candidates should be fluent in Macedonian with a good knowledge of English. Knowledge of regional languages such as Albanian, Serbian or Roma is a plus. Desirable qualifications also include a previous experience with event management.

Please send your applications to crpminternship@yahoo.com Applications must be received by August 5th, 2009! Only short- listed candidates will be contacted. The duration of the internship is envisioned at three months. For more information please visit our website: www.crpm.org.mk

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Polish & Russian Data analysis/validation, CA

Data analyst/Data validation (Polish & Russian) – San Jose, CA

Polish and Russian Language expertise
Experience in Data Mapping or Quality Analysis.
The knowledge of Polish and Russian (Read/Speak /Write/) is a must.

The candidates must have knowledge in Web Technologies. They must have expert knowledge in web browsing and MS office package.

JOB DESCRIPTION
-Datamapper/QA/ LeadGenerator/ Websurfer Read/Write/Speak.
-Polish & Russian
-Provide Client with customer data, by relating / mapping customer data from multiple internal and external source systems into a central, consolidated company-wide customer database.
-Map/relate incoming customer data in a timely manner, report company hierarchy issues,
-Provide input to improve customer data processing,
-Participate in weekly staff meetings,
-Conduct data accuracy analysis.

JOB REQUIREMENT
-The candidate should have Bachelor*s Degree or higher .
-Working experience of Internet Explore, Netscape, Outlook Express
-MS Office skills ( Excel , Word)
-Self-motivation,
-Detail oriented,
-Ability to analyze and process large quantities of data, Good analytical skills,
-Good verbal and written communication skills,
-Able to work as a team or by oneself,

If you think you are a good match to the above position email your resume in Ms word format to Sudha Parameswaran at sparam@us-buxton.com and call at 925 467 0725

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Russian

Deadline: November 5, 2009

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Russian - Franklin & Marshall College, PA

The Department of German and Russian at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2010. Ph.D., in hand at the time of appointment; teaching experience required. The ideal candidate should have native or near-native proficiency in both Russian and English, give evidence of training in current theories of language pedagogy, and have experience teaching Russian at all levels. The candidate must also be able to teach Russian literature of the late eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries and to offer another area of specialization, such as cultural studies, visual culture, theater, or music, in order to participate in interdisciplinary programs.

Teaching load is 3/2 and includes participation in the College's general education requirement, "Foundations," and in our first-year seminar program. Experience teaching interdisciplinary general education courses a plus.

Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, (undergraduate transcript optional), three letters of recommendation, teaching and research statements, sample syllabi for Russian and interdisciplinary courses, and teaching evaluation forms to
Lina Bernstein, Chair,
Department of German and Russian,
Franklin & Marshall College,
P.O. Box 3003,
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003.

We will not accept application materials electronically. We will interview at the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies and at the annual Convention of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages. Deadline for application is November 5, 2009.

Franklin & Marshall College is a highly selective liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to cultural pluralism. EOE

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Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training

Deadline: October 1st, 2009

Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Program for the Study of Eastern Europe and The Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII), the American Councils Combined Research and Language Training (CRLT) Program serves graduate students and scholars who, in addition to support for research in the independent states of the former Soviet Union, require supplemental language instruction.

Programs are available in Belarus, Central Asia, Russia, the South Caucasus, Ukraine, and Moldova. Scholars may apply for support in more than one country during a single trip but must plan to be in the field for a total of three to nine months. Those scholars seeking support for research and/or language study in the countries of Southeastern Europe should apply to the Title VIII Research and Language Training Programs for Southeastern Europe.

Eligibility: U.S. graduate students, faculty, and post-doctoral scholars.

Length: Three to nine months

Price: Full support, including international travel, housing, insurance, living stipend, academic affiliation(s), language instruction, and a single-entry visa, provided by American Councils through U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) grant support.

Deadline: October 1st, 2009. Programs must begin between Feb. 1st, 2010 and June 30, 2011; and must be completed by September 30, 2011.

For more information, please contact Outbound Programs outbound@americancouncils.org or visit http://www.americancouncils.org/program

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US Holocaust Memorial Museum/Center

Deadline: November 24, 2009

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum/Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

2010 – 2011 Fellowship Opportunities

Call for Applications

The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2010-2011 academic year. The Center awards fellowships to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. Awards are granted on a competitive basis. The Center welcomes proposals from scholars in all relevant academic disciplines, including history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, psychology, comparative genocide studies, law, and others.

Fellowships are awarded to candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars. Applicants must be affiliated with an academic and/or research institution. Immediate post-docs and faculty between appointments will also be considered.

The specific fellowship and the length of the award are at the Center’s discretion. Individual awards generally range up to nine months of residency; a minimum of three consecutive months is required. Fellowships of five months or longer have proven most effective. Stipends range up to $3,500 per month. Residents of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area receive a modified stipend and term of residency.

For complete fellowship competition guidelines and to download a fellowship application, visit the Museum’s web site at www.ushmm.org/research/center/fellowship

All applications and supporting materials must be received by November 24, 2009. Decisions will be announced in April 2010. Fellowships may start as early as June 2010 and must be completed no later than September 2011. All

applications must be in English and consist of:

- A completed application form;

- A project proposal not to exceed five single-spaced pages;

- A curriculum vitae; and

- Three letters of recommendation that speak to the significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s ability to carry it out, to be sent directly to the Center.

Visiting Scholar Programs
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, D.C. 20024-2126

Tel. +1-202-314-7829
Fax +1-202-479-9726
Email: visitingscholars@ushmm.org

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Rome Prize

Deadline: November 1, 2009

Rome Prize 2009-2010

The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the Rome Prize competition. One of the leading overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities, the Academy offers up to thirty fellowships in the arts and humanities for periods ranging from six months to two years.

Rome Prize winners reside at the Academy's eleven-acre center in Rome and receive room and board, a study or studio, and a stipend. Stipends for six-month fellowships are $12,500 and stipends for eleven-month fellowships are $25,000.

Fellowships are awarded in the following humanities fields:
-Ancient Studies (through the sixth century)
-Medieval Studies(sixth through 14th centuries)
-Renaissance and Early Modern Studies (14th through 18th centuries)
-Modern Italian Studies (18th century to the present)

Fellowships are also awarded in: Architecture; Design; Historic Preservation & Conservation; Landscape Architecture; Literature*; Musical Composition; and Visual Arts.
*Awarded by nomination through the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Application deadline: 1 November 2009

Extended deadline: 15 November 2009 (additional fee applies)

For further information and to apply, visit the Academy's website at
www.aarome.org or contact the American Academy in Rome, 7 East 60 Street,
New York, NY 10022-1001, Attn. Programs. T: (212) 751-7200, ext. 47; F:
(212) 751-7220; E: info@aarome.org

American Academy in Rome
7 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
Visit the website at http://www.aarome.org

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Travelling virtuoso in the long 19th century, 07/05-07/2010, Bristol

Deadline: October 15, 2009

CHOMBEC (Centre for the History of Music in Britain, the Empire and the Commonwealth), University of Bristol

Worlds to Conquer: the travelling virtuoso in the long 19th century
Victoria Rooms, Bristol, UK, 5-7 July 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS

An Italian troupe arrives in Macao from Chile in 1833 and mounts seven Rossini operas over the summer before moving on to Calcutta; a renowned French harpist, bigamist and forger, dies in Sydney in 1856 after a reunion with a musical fellow-criminal from his London days; a Canadian diva sings 'Home, sweet home' to British sailors in the middle of The Barber of Seville at her debut in Malta, while nearly a hundred years earlier another young singer loses her life, her daughter and her fabulous Indian fortune on the voyage home. Many other musicians, remembered or forgotten, move around the world, often unconcerned with national spheres of influence, amassing debts or fortunes and acquiring or abandoning spouses as careers and reputations are made, lost or reinvented.

Stories of such musical adventurers abound, especially from the 19th century in the era of steamships and gold rushes, and for every colourful rogue or genius such as Richard Wagner and Franz Liszt who conquered Europe there was another who travelled the world. The glamour and the tedium, journeys and repertoires, tribulations and triumphs, stamina and stardom pertaining to such characters can be savoured for their own sake or framed within the contexts of travel literature. Yet they can also be invoked to challenge the musical histories in which they have all too seldom appeared.

Why did they go? How did they or their agents manage their tours? Was their repertoire tailored to national communities; was it old or new? Were touring networks and remittances a crucial part of the international musical economy? How do we assess the standard of performance in peripheral contexts (and when were they peripheral)? What were the patronage networks and the national distinctions and tensions? What was the significance of the virtuoso group, the virtuoso family? How and why were institutional careers overseas sought, sustained, endured? Was the visiting examiner a new type of virtuoso?

The posing or--even better--the answering of these and related research questions in 30-minute slots is invited and encouraged. Emphasis is on the world beyond Europe, on translocality and transnationality, on musical provision and consumption, on case studies involving individuals, groups, genres, places, institutions and repertoires, and on the interrelationships between music and politics, geography, economics, technology and material culture in the 'long' 19th century, a portion of whose global musical history we may thereby begin writing. It is hoped that an edited book will be based on selected conference proceedings.

Proposals for a paper or a panel with an abstract of not more than 200 words should be sent to Stephen Banfield s.d.banfield@bristol.ac.uk by 15 October 2009.

Programme Committee: Benjamin Walton (University of Cambridge), Esmeralda Rocha (student member, University of Western Australia), Kerry Murphy (University of Melbourne), Stephen Banfield (University of Bristol).

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Project Researcher in Migration Management, Denmark

Deadline: August 21, 2009

Project Researcher in Migration Management at DIIS
A 3-year position as project researcher in the field of migration management is now available at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS). The vacancy is to be filled as soon as possible and preferably by 1 September 2009.

The candidate is expected to work in the Migration research unit at DIIS with a particular focus on strengthening and developing research on migration management. We are looking for a candidate with a strong profile in one or more of the following areas:
Migration as a foreign policy issue
Migration control
Asylum and refugee policy
Labour migration and legal migration policy
EU asylum and immigration policies

The ideal candidate is expected to have and maintain an updated understanding of major policy developments in the field of migration management both in Denmark and internationally. Candidates with a proven theoretical knowledge of the international regulatory frameworks and/or political economy surrounding migration will be preferred.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD or the equivalent within the social sciences or humanities. Language abilities in Danish or another Nordic language is an advantage, as much of the internal communication at DIIS is carried out in Danish. Applicants without such language abilities are expected to obtain a working knowledge of the Danish language within the first three years of working at DIIS.

The application must include a presentation of current and future research interests, a CV and documentation of academic qualifications, including a complete list of publications. Up to five central scholarly works must be enclosed (three copies of each), and you are also recommended to enclose documentation of scientific dissemination (media participation etc.).

Applications must be submitted in three copies marked ‘Migration Researcher’, and should be addressed to Director Nanna Hvidt, Danish Institute for International Studies, Strandgade 56, DK-1401 Copenhagen K, Denmark, and should reach DIIS no later than 21 August 2009 at 12.00 noon.

For more information: http://www.diis.dk/sw81898.asp

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Immigration, Switzerland

Deadline: August 21, 2009

Postdoc Position at the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies

Call for Application

Postdoc Position: 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week). Three year appointment

The Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies intends to appoint one postdoc researcher. Potential candidates must hold a PhD degree in Political Science or Sociology, and excel in both research and teaching.

The research components of this postdoc is a project called SOM, which is funded by the European Commission as part of their Seventh Framework Program. The project wants to explain why the issue of immigration has become strongly politicized in some countries and not in others. This will be measured on the basis of claims, and counter-claims made by different political actors in Switzerland. The teaching components involve lectures at Master level.

Tasks

- Research in the context of the FP7 project SOM.

- Teaching in the Master Program (Orientation Migration et Citoyenneté).

Requirements

- Completed PhD thesis in political sciences or political sociology

- Publications in well established journals

- Expertise in quantitative empirical research

- Ability to teach and motivate students at advanced levels

More information may be obtained from the Chair of the selection committee, prof. dr. Gianni D’Amato through gianni.damato@unine.ch

The salary is commensurate with the tariffs applied by the University of Neuchâtel (see http://www2.unine.ch/rh/page1579.html). The initial appointment is limited to three years and is intended to start October 1, 2009 (or in accordance with a mutual arrangement).

Candidates should have excellent oral and written English skills. Working language at the SFM is French and German; knowledge in both languages are an important asset.

Job application

Applications should comprise a motivation letter, a full CV and a list of publications. The deadline for applications is August 21, 2009 and should be sent to Ms Nadja Rinchetti (nadja.rinchetti@unine.ch +41 32 718 39 20) by email or regular mail.

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