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May 28, 2009

Israel/Palestine Conference - Toronto

“Israel/Palestine: Mapping Models of Statehood and Paths to Peace”

June 22-24, 2009 Toronto, Canada

The purpose of this conference is to explore which state model would be the best to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, respecting the rights to self-determination of both Israelis/Jews and Palestinians. Despite the current diplomatic focus on the two-state model, the continued failure to bring peace to the region highlights the necessity of rigorously examining all options for a resolution of the conflict. The conference seeks to systematically measure the two state model against the promise of alternatives; very specifically the
potential in the model of a single bi-national state.

The central goal of the conference is to focus a scholarly lens on a wide range of issues pertaining to one and two state models. These would include, among other relevant topics, possible federal and parallel state models, democracy and constitutional design, immigration and refugee return policies, resource allocation, gender and nationalism, and the role of religion. Mindful of the fraught context in which debates relating to Israel/Palestine unfold, this conference aims to open up a measured and thoughtful conversation on the range of possible paths out of the current impasse.

Conference program is now available on the website http://www.yorku.ca/ipconf/Program.html

The conference is co-sponsored by Queen's University and York University. An official U50 initiative, part of York University's 50th Anniversary celebrations.

Rates will increase after May 25th, for details about registration please visit the conference website:

http://www.yorku.ca/ipconf/registration.html

As conference space is limited, priority will be given to full-time faculty and graduate students with demonstrated scholarly interests in the subject-matter of the conference.

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May 13, 2009

Summer Institute for Teaching a Second Language for Business Communication

On-line registration for Penn Lauder CIBER’s Summer Institute is open!!

Come and collaborate with colleagues at our Seventh Annual Summer Institute for Teaching a Second Language for Business Communication!

Register at: www.regonline.com/63376_731317A

Registration deadline is June 1, 2009

Accommodations:
Sheraton University City here on Penn’s campus.
Summer Institute participants have a special room rate of $149.00 per night (plus tax).
Each guest room has a Free personal desktop computer, FREE internet, and FREE printing available for our guests.
Leave your laptop at home!

Hotel Reservations: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=0904245540&key=8EED5
Room block deadline: May 21, 2009

Join us in June!!!!

Summer Institute for Teaching a Second Language for Business Communication Information

In today’s global economy, there is a need for second-language educators who specialize in teaching language for business purposes. This program teaches the educators how to design curricula for teaching business communication, integrating second-language pedagogy and business fundamentals.

About Us
Penn Lauder CIBER is one of 31 centers administered by the U.S. Department of Education, under Title VI, to increase and promote the nation’s capacity for international understanding and economic enterprise.

Audience
Second-language and ESL/EFL teachers and administrators with little business knowledge.

Faculty
Cheri Micheau, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania
Carlos J. Menendez, MBA/MA International Studies, Regional Cards Director
Citigroup Europe, Middle East & Africa

Program Focus
Business Fundamentals
Teaching Business Language Methodology
Curriculum Design Exercises
Coordinator

Participation Costs:
$450 (non-credit course)
Come with a colleague and receive 20% off!
$360 (given to multiple participants from the same school registering together)

PA Act 48 Credit and NJ Professional Development Hours available!

Co-sponsored by: Temple University CIBER, UNC CIBER, and University of Pittsburgh CIBER

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May 04, 2009

Startalk Scholarships for Summer Language Study at Beloit College

STARTALK SCHOLARSHIPS
Summer Intensive Arabic or Chinese Language Study at Beloit http://www.summerlanguages.com/startalk

The STARTALK scholarships are competitive scholarships for undergraduates from diverse backgrounds and talented high school students interested in studying Arabic or Chinese in summer 2009 through Beloit College's Center for Language Studies (CLS), a nationally recognized intensive language program.

By allowing you to accelerate your study of these critical languages, the full-tuition scholarships (a $6,366 value) will help you achieve higher levels of proficiency more quickly and, as a result, provide you with the chance to pursue more meaningful study, in the areas of Asian or Middle Eastern Studies.

Our residential program features superb instructors, 26 hours per week of classroom study, an integrated approach to language and culture, and a variety of cultural activities.

We are very excited about this program and are looking for high-achieving students interested in taking advantage of this great opportunity to study these critical languages.

The summer 2009 eight-week session runs from June 13 to August 7. Students completing the program will receive three units of
Beloit College credit. The cost for room and board ($1,795) is not covered by these scholarships. Award recipients will be required to live on campus.

Students must be at least 17 years old to qualify for a STARTALK scholarship. Qualified students may apply by submitting the CLS online application (www.summerlanguages.com), an official transcript, and two letters of recommendation. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required. Acceptance announcements are made on a rolling basis.

Please contact Patricia L. Zody, Director, at 608.363.2777 or cls@beloit.edu for more information.

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Toronto, Canada - International Conference on Israel/Palestine

International Conference
“Israel/Palestine: Mapping Models of Statehood and Paths to Peace”

June 22-24, 2009 Toronto, Canada

Co-sponsored by Queen's University and York University. An official U50 initiative, part of York University's 50th Anniversary celebrations.

Early Bird Registration is now open.

Rates increase after May 25th, for details please visit the conference
website: http://www.yorku.ca/ipconf/registration.html

As conference space is limited, priority will be given to full-time faculty and graduate students with demonstrated scholarly interests in the subject-matter of the conference.

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University of Arizona - Summer Arabic Language School

Summer Arabic Language School

Comprehensive application information may be found at: http://nes.web.arizona.edu/arabic/SummerArabic.html

*Rolling Admission Until Courses Fill

SECOND YEAR ARABIC– ARB 401 (first semester) and ARB 402 (second semester)

The University of Arizona Department of Near Eastern Studies will offer a full year of Intermediate Arabic during the summer 2009.

On-campus housing is available on a limited basis between May 27 through July 15. See housing reservation form: http://nes.web.arizona.edu/IndividualReservationForm2009.doc

Financial aid is available as well, see financial aid and application information page at: http://nes.web.arizona.edu/arabic/SummerArabicFinancialAid.html

Cost: Tuition for each course (5 units each) is $1,548.56 inclusive; $3,097.12 for both courses (10 units). See web page on admission, registration and cost of attendance for more information: http://nes.web.arizona.edu/arabic/SummerArabicFinancialAid.html

Course information follows.

ARB 401 - INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I
Instructor: Mohammad Naser- email mnaser@email.arizona.edu
Full Course Title: Intermediate Arabic I
Units: 5.
Catalog Description: Intermediate conversation and readings in modern standard Arabic.
Prerequisite(s): ARB 102 (second semester first year Arabic).
LEC 1 0900AM-1200PM M-F Marshall Bldg Rm 490
Total Seats: 20
Start & End Dates: 05/20/09 - 06/18/09

ARB 402 - INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II
Instructor: Mohammad Naser- email mnaser@email.arizona.edu
Full Course Title: Intermediate Arabic II
Units: 5.
Catalog Description: Intermediate conversation and readings in modern standard Arabic.
Prerequisite(s): ARB 401.
Department Info - Course Description
LEC 1 0830AM-1230PM M-F Marshall Rm 490
Total Seats: 20
Start & End Dates: 06/22/09 - 07/14/09

Additional questions may be directed to:
Beth Marlatt – email: marlatt@email.arizona.edu
Department of Near Eastern Studies
University of Arizona
Marshall Rm 443 | 845 N Park Av
Tucson AZ 85721-0158
(520) 621-8012 | Fax: (520) 621-2333

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Islamic Center of Greater Toledo - Leadership Conference

VISITING SCHOLARS PROGRAM
ISLAMIC CENTER OF GREATER TOLEDO
PRESENTS

Leadership: An Islamic Perspective
1-Day Interactive Workshop on The Development of Leaders of Contemporary Muslim Organizations

A comprehensive Islamic approach to the currents issues and their contemporary solutions in the light of the guidance in leadership matters from the life of the Prophet Mohammed (saw) and his Companions (rau)

Presented by
Dr. Rafik Issa Beekun, Professor of Management and Strategy, College of Business Administration, Managerial Sciences Department, University of Nevada.

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/1/69a/a20

At the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo
Saturday May 16th, 2009.
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Workshop Highlights
· Islamic Perspective of Leadership
· Strategic Planning and Implementation
· Stress Management
· Conflict Resolution
· Time Management
· Business Ethic
· Improving Effectiveness of Boards of Islamic Organizations
· Team Building
· Effective Communication
· Delegation of Responsibilities

For details please contact:
Islamic Center of Greater Toledo (419) 874-3509 (info@icgt.org)
• M.Y. Ahmed (419) 350-0115 • Munier Nazzal (419) 704-6338 • S. Zaheer Hasan (419) 290-0216 • M. Razi Rafeeq (419) 349-0457 • Haitham Elsamaloty (419) 509-9649

Accommodations near the Islamic Center: http://www.ci.perrysburg.oh.us/Visitors/WheretoStay/tabid/208/Default.aspx

Driving Direction: http://www.icgt.org/Direction.htm

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Name & address:

Organization: City/State:

Phone#: Emergency contact:

Please remit registration fee ($25) in the form of a check drawn in the name of the Islamic Center to cover the expenses of workshop materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshment.

Please mail the check to: The Islamic Center, 25877 Scheider Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551.

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African Trade & Development Conference - Call for Papers

The future for hundreds of millions of Africans lies in promoting the rule of law and the development of trade, business, and enhancing investment opportunities in an era of globalization. In light of this, the Kansas African Studies Center in collaboration with the Eisenhower International Law Society and the Department of Economics at the University of Kansas (KU) cordially invites you to an interdisciplinary conference focusing on issues of trade and development affecting Africa in the 21st century.

This interdisciplinary conference will bring together Africanist scholars and business experts who specialize in trade, investment and finance issues in Africa. African diplomats and representatives from businesses that engage in trade and investment in Africa will also be invited to participate. Plenary sessions will feature keynote speakers who are experts and scholars in this field. Visit http://www.kasc.ku.edu/programs/conferences/2009/Speakers.shtml.

This conference will feature topics targeting the following areas:
-Globalization and how this has affected trade in or with Africa
-Governance and its effects on working with African businesses
-The role of new technologies in business and trade in and with Africa
-Trade imbalance between Africa and the West and the implications on African businesses
-Legal and financial impediments to business growth in Africa
-African Free Trade Agreements and Customs Unions
-Africa’s debt crisis, IMF and World Bank policies
-Best practices in African entrepreneurship
-The role of education in economic development
-The role of women in African economic development (formal and informal sectors)
-Role played by Agriculture in the African Economy

Abstracts
Proposals focusing on the above or other related areas are welcome. They should include a title and not exceed 250 words.

Collaborative panels, poster sessions, and graduate research papers are also encouraged.

Submission Deadline
The deadline for abstract submissions is June 30th, 2009

Cost, Travel and Accommodation
There is NO COST for attendance, but participants will be expected to pay for their travel meals and hotel accommodations. Rooms have been reserved in convenient locations-Spring Hill Suites Marriot (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lwcks-springhill-suites-lawrence/) and The Holiday Inn Express (http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hotel/lwrks). Please contact us for more information if you need help with shuttle or hotel reservations.

Letters of Invitation for those living outside the U.S
If you would like to participate and live outside the country, contact us for an invitation letter to present to the Consular Office in your country of residence.

Publications
Papers from the proceedings will be published in an edited book. Other selected papers will be published in the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy of the KU Law School.

Conference Sponsors
This conference is made possible by The Department of Education Title VI Grant and The Chancellors Office, KU

Send abstracts to: Jane Irungu| University of KS |KASC |1440 Jayhawk Blvd. Bailey 10,| Lawrence KS 66045 |Phone (785)864-1064 | Fax: (785)864-5330

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