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October 29, 2010

Call for Papers: Jean Monnet International Conference, "Human Security and Security Strategy", Kiev, May 2011

The deadline for submission is 15 January 2011

Jean Monnet International Conference
Human Security and Security Strategy:
Institutions and Policies in a European Perspective
Kiev, Ukraine, 26-29 May 2011

Sponsored by:
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture

Implemented by:
International Association for Institutional Studies, Ukraine

Dr. Tatyana Malyarenko, Donetsk State University of management
Prof. Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham

Key Speakers
Sven Biscop, Royal Belgian Institute for International Affairs; Anton Oleinik, Memorial University, Newfoundland; Javier Garcia Marin, University of Granada; Sergey Markedonov, Russian Institute for Political and Military Affairs, Stefan Meister, German Council on Foreign Relations; Marian Zulean, University of Bucharest.

National security policy, and more specifically the nationalizing of security policy, has been competing with an increasing recognition that many security problems are transnational in nature and can only be tackled in cooperative efforts. Yet, while the EU has given institutional expression to such cooperative efforts, its member states, especially since 9/11 and similar attacks in the UK and Spain for example, have to some extent begun to emphasize more strongly the need for a national security policy/strategy/doctrine.

Against the background of these developments, we invite proposals for papers that will conduct a thorough analysis of EU security strategy and policy and/or of that of its member states. We specifically seek single or comparative case studies that examine the process of formulating security strategies and their implementation, the interaction between respective processes at national and EU levels, and the results of security policy implementation in discreet cases. Proposals for conceptual papers in any of these areas are also welcome.

Submission Process

Interested scholars should submit an abstract of no more than 500 words, as well as full contact information and details of their current institutional affiliation and status. This information should be submitted in the body of an email and sent to and The organizers particularly encourage early-career researchers and advanced PhD students to apply.

The deadline for submission is 15 January 2011. Decisions will be announced within four weeks of the submission deadline.


 There will be NO registration fee for the conference.

 Accommodation and meals for participants will be organized centrally and should be budgeted at approximately €50-100 per day, including breakfast and lunch.

 A limited number of scholarships are available to assist participants with accommodation and travel costs. Please indicate in your submission whether you want to be considered for a scholarship.

Further information:

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Summer Delegations to Bosnia & Rwanda (ages 18 -35)


Global Youth Connect, an international human rights organization that
facilitates cross-cultural human rights programming for youth, is
pleased to announce that we are accepting applications from young
leaders (ages 18-35) for our Summer 2011 international human rights
delegations to Bosnia and Rwanda.

Each GYC human rights delegation is a unique, first-hand opportunity to cross cultural boundaries, learn about the daily reality of human rights as experienced in a complex and increasingly globalized world, and to contribute to progressive action. Each delegation weaves together three core sets of activities:
• a training workshop with local youth activists
• site visits to important institutions & historical sites
• service projects with grassroots organizations

We invite interested young leaders to apply. We are looking for participants who are between the ages of 18-35 and who possess U.S. or Canadian citizenship or residency as well as international students studying full-time at a U.S. or Canadian college or university. Most importantly, applicants should wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of human rights and/or conflict resolution and social justice and to offer hard work, skills, connections to the work already underway in Rwanda, Bosnia, and globally. Participants will become part of a growing global movement of youth acting together for compassion, human rights and responsibility.


Location: Bosnia
Dates: June 22-July 13, 2011
Level: Student/Young Prof. (18-35yrs)
Program Tuition: $2,500

Application Deadline: January 7, 2011
(Rolling Early Admissions for maximum of 1/2 positions until December
3, 2010)

This human rights program will focus specifically on the roots of conflict and the dynamics of justice, reconciliation, and peace building as experienced in Bosnia more than a decade after the signing of the peace accord. In particular, participants will gain experience in conflict resolution and transformation as well as deepen their understanding of the post-conflict challenges faced by Bosnians today,especially young people from various ethnic and religious backgrounds.Short-term volunteer service projects, alongside Bosnian youth participants, will take place in Sanski Most, working in conjunction with the Center for Peace building and other grassroots organizations involved in the conflict resolution training session co-led by GYC’sprogram director, Miki Jacevic (Deputy Director, Hunt Alternatives,Washington D.C.).

For detailed information on program activities, costs, fundraising
guide, and application information, please visit:

Specific information about previous Bosnia delegations can be found at


Location: Rwanda
Level: Student/Young Professional
Delegation 1: June 18 – July 11, 2011
Delegation 2: July 23 – Aug. 15, 2011
Tuition: $2200 (per delegation)

Application Deadline: January 19, 2011
(with Rolling Early Admissions until December 10, 2010 for up to ½ of
the available positions)

Both delegations to Rwanda will explore the roots of the 1994 Rwandan
genocide, how this legacy of violence has impacted the country and its people, particularly Rwandan youth, and also how the country is rebuilding today. We will examine issues of truth, justice and reconciliation in the context of post-conflict Rwanda and what is needed to strengthen local institutions and programs dedicated to advancing human rights in Rwanda and around the world. Both delegations will work in a Learning and Action Community (LAC) with Rwandan peers and organizations to explore the human rights situation in Rwanda and the world today and to take concrete action steps together to support current and future efforts for human rights protection and promotion, both in Rwanda and abroad. We will focus on the relationship between human rights and international development, the relationship between the arts and human rights, and the role of grassroots organizations in the realization of human rights. In volunteer service activities we will focus on several key issues: children’s rights, LGBTI rights, public health, juvenile justice, and the rights of historically marginalized groups.

For detailed information on program activities, costs, fundraising
guide, and application information, please visit:

Specific information about previous Rwanda delegations can be found at
and by visiting our Rwanda program blog

For additional info, contact GYC at

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October 26, 2010

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program

Each year, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a rigorous national competition to select approximately 8-10 graduating seniors to serve as research assistants. They are matched with senior associates – academics, former government officials, lawyers and journalists from around the world – to work on a variety of international affairs issues. Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, participate in meetings with high level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials.

Junior Fellows spend one year (beginning August 1st) at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC. Positions are full-time and include a salary and benefits package.

2011 – 2012 Projects

• Democracy/Rule of Law – Political Science background preferred.

• Middle East Studies – Native or near-native Arabic language skills essential.

• Nonproliferation

• South Asian Studies – Strong math skills required in additional to background in international affairs or political science.

• Energy and Climate

• Chinese Studies – Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.

• Russian/Eurasian Studies – Excellent Russian language skills required.

For more information:

Detailed information about the program is available on the Career Center Connector ( Application packets are also available at The Career Center

Information Session: October 29th 2pm-3pm at The Career Center

Visit or contact Amy Hoag at The Career Center ( for more information

Applications must be received at The Career Center by: December 3, 2010

Amy Hoag

Assistant Director, Counseling and Advising Services

The Career Center

University of Michigan

3200 SAB

515 E. Jefferson

Ann Arbor, MI 48109


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