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June 24, 2009

Arab Media and Society Journal - Book Reviewers Needed

This is an open call for book reviewers for the journal Arab Media and Society (AMS). Arab Media & Society serves as the primary reference for developments in the Arab media and their impact on individual Arab countries, Arab society as a whole and the broader Muslim world.

The journal is jointly published by the Adham Center for Electronic Journalism at The American University in Cairo and the Middle East Studies Centre at Oxford. Its co-editors are Adham Center director Lawrence Pintak, Walter Armbrust of St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford, and Hani Shukrallah of the al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies. Our website is: http://www.arabmediasociety.org.

The journal covers all forms of media, including national and pan-Arab television, new media and traditional newspapers. The style of the journal is serious and well-researched but readable. Contributors include academics, journalists, public opinion specialists and other researchers. Built on a solid foundation of theory, the content focuses on all aspects of the intersection between media, politics, society and culture. The emphasis is on the practical over the highly theoretical – e.g. media and democracy, television's role in shaping political attitudes, media structural and legal reform, religion and media, etc. The journal combines peer-reviewed articles with more journalistic accounts of developments related to the region's media.

AMS publishes three to four reviews in each issue. We are looking for reviews of 800-1000 words that both describe and evaluate books and, where possible, situate the books within the policy and/or scholarly debates occurring in their fields. Reviews are expected 6-8 weeks after reviewers receive the book.

If you are interested in reviewing a book for AMS, please send a brief message indicating your general areas of interest and expertise to Book Reviews Editor Samer Abboud at abboud@susqu.edu.

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June 23, 2009

Mango Languages - Available Position as a Turkish Editor

Mango Languages is currently rolling out a second version of language learning software and is in need of an editor for a Turkish course.

Position Title:
Turkish Linguistics Course Editor

Company Description:
Mango Languages is a state-of-the-art software developer that currently offers more than a dozen language-learning programs. We are looking to double the number of our course offerings in the next few months, and we are seeking to fill several positions immediately with highly qualified, self-motivated teachers and experts in foreign languages to write and develop our language courses.

Mango teaches people foreign languages by taking into account the way people actually learn and acquire fluency in foreign languages. Our talented team of linguists, programmers, designers, and voice talents incorporate linguistic theories that actually work, and we also bring humor and levity into the language learning process to keep students (as well as ourselves) motivated. Our results prove that we teach people languages in a fun and exciting way!

Mango is currently seeking talented individuals to act as editors for our language-learning programs. The right candidate is passionate about languages and has solid academic backgrounds and experience
in editing curriculum for students. We are looking for people to start immediately, but who want to thrive in a long-term partnership with opportunities for advancement. Our immediate needs are for Editors in the following language: Turkish.

Job Description:
· The editor will work remotely to edit an entire foreign language course. Each course consists of 100 lessons, and each lesson teaches a “real-life” conversation to the student.

· Editing lessons based on relevant and real conversations. The conversations serve as the “textbook” for instruction. Each of conversation is taught part by part in order to maximize the students’ retention of the foreign language.
· Editing grammatical and cultural footnotes to accompany lessons. During the analysis of the conversation, the linguist will include grammatical and cultural notes providing the student with a comprehensive approach to learning.
· Edit translations to ensure excellence: Apart from the grammar and cultural notes, the editor must be an excellent translator who provides literal translations, understood meanings, phonetic transcriptions, and idiomatic expressions where necessary.

· Native Speaker. The courses are created for beginner- and intermediate-level language learners. Editors must have a mastery of both the source and the target languages, which involves having a high understanding of grammar and culture.
· Graduate Degree preferred. Bachelor’s degrees will be considered.
· Teaching Experience: Minimum of 2 years editing experience
· Flexible scheduling: Most of the work will be done online; a minimum commitment of 5-10hours per week is required to stay on deadline.
· Internet Connection and Basic Computer Skills
· Excellent time management and communication skills
· Estimated Overall Project Completion Time: 200 Hours (approximately)

Mango will provide a thorough orientation and training package describing the process of lesson development using our intuitive proprietary software. Before the hiring process is completed, the successful candidate will have demonstrated mastery of the concepts by passing three short tests over the training material.

US $20.00/hour

Please send resumes and inquiries to Alan Robertson at the following email address: alan.robertson@mangolanguage.com

foreign language, teacher, ESL, translator, professor, content writer, developer, software, linguist, linguistics, freelance; curriculum;

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Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages - Call for Papers


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

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

The first section shall include papers focusing on broader theoretical and technological issues in all fields of less commonly taught languages. The second section will encompass reports about research and teaching in academia, at both K-12 and collegiate levels. The third section shall comprise papers addressing research and teaching in government and industry.

Finally, the fourth section will address the issues of a broader social environment, ranging from heritage communities to advancing LCTLs in federal initiatives and legislation.

In preparing the manuscript, please use the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), see http://www.apa.org/journals/authors/guide.pdf. Manuscripts should be a maximum of 25 pages (excluding references, charts, notes, etc.) and preferably submitted electronically via email attachment. Double-space the manuscript throughout, including notes, references, and tables, using 12-point font with a 1.5 inch left margin. The manuscript should be accompanied by a 150 word (or less) abstract and a cover sheet containing the manuscript title, name, address, office and home telephone numbers, fax number, email address, and full names and institutions of each author.

Because the manuscript will be blind reviewed, identifying information should be on the cover sheet only, and not appear in the manuscript.

While submissions are welcome at any point, only papers received by October 31, 2009 will be guaranteed consideration for the 2010 issue of the Journal.

4231 Humanities Building
455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
Tel: 608-265-7903; FAX 608 265 7904.

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Conference of National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages - Call for Papers

National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages
Thirteenth International Conference, Sheraton Madison Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin
April 22-25, 2010

Theme: Moving LCTLs to a New Professional Level

The Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) is scheduled for April 22-25, 2010, in Madison, WI (with a pre-conference workshop scheduled for Thursday, April 22th). Proposals are solicited for individual papers, colloquia, and poster sessions. Proposals should fall broadly within the conference theme, “Moving LCTLs to a New Professional Level." Although proposed presentations may focus on individual languages, they should address issues that clearly relate to more than just that one language. Presentations may address the linkage between language study and professionalization, curriculum and material development, methodology, bilingual education, heritage language learners, autonomous and self-instructional settings, outreach and advocacy, and the use of technology in teaching languages. Other topics such as teacher training, professional development, research, and assessment are also welcome.

Individual papers are to be 20 minutes long. A paper should focus clearly on issues related to the main conference theme. Papers may be based on research or practical experience. Colloquia are to be 90 minutes long. A colloquium proposal should specify three or more presenters who will address the conference theme. Preference will be given to colloquia that cut across different languages or language groups. Poster and presentation sessions may focus on completed work or work in progress related to the teaching and/or learning of less commonly taught languages. They may be in either the traditional poster format, such as presentation of materials or of research completed or in progress, or demonstrations of instructional or information technology.

Proposals may ONLY be submitted in electronic format using the attached NCOLCTL Session Proposal Submission Form found at http://www.councilnet.org/conf/conf2010/prpsl.htm. The Proposal Submission form is a "fillable" PDF file that can be completed with Adobe® Acrobat® or Reader® and then submitted to NCOLCTL via e-mail. This is the only format in which Proposals may be submitted. The form contains detailed instructions for its use. Please contact the NCOLCTL Secretariat (ncolctl@mailplus.wisc.edu) with any questions. For a proposal to be considered, all fields of the form, including, title, abstract, proposal, type of session, technology needs and contact information must be completed in full. Incomplete proposals may be disqualified.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday, November 30, 2009. Applicants will be notified by the Program Committee by Monday, January 21st, 2010 whether or not their proposal has been accepted. At least one presenter from an accepted presentation will be required to pre-register. Details about pre-registration will be provided in the acceptance notification.

If you have any questions regarding Proposal submission, please contact the NCOLCTL Secretariat at:

4231 Humanities Building
455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706

Tel: 608-265-7902
Fax: 608-265-7904

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June 18, 2009

Conference - "Achievements & Problems of Modern Egyptology"

“Achievements and Problems of Modern Egyptology”
Organized by the Centre for Egyptological Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Takes place in Moscow on September 29-October 4, 2009

- Due to the fact that many Egyptologists have been busy with
excavations in Egypt the Organizing Committee of the Conference has decided to prolong abstract submission till the 30th of June.
- The program of the Conference will be available on its site
www.conference.cesras.ru in the first half of July.
- Among those invited guests who has already confirmed their
participation are:
- Dr. Zahi Hawass - Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of the A.R. Egypt
- Dr. Guenter Dreyer – former director of the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo
- Dr. Laure Pantalacci – Director of the Institut Francais d’Arch'eologie Orientale
- Dr. Cornelius Von Pilgrim - Director of the Swiss Institute of Architectural and Archaeological Research on Ancient Egypt
- Dr. Irene Forstner-Mueller – Deputy Director of the Austrian
Archaeological Institute in Cairo
- Dr. Nigel Strudwick - Assistant keeper in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum
- Dr. Erhart Graefe – Institute of Egyptology and Coptology of the Muenster University
- Dr. Ian Shaw - Senior lecturer in Egyptian archaeology at the University of Liverpool
- Dr. Wlodzimierz Godlewski - The Polish Centre of Mediterranean
- Dr. Marvin Meyer - Griset Professor of Bible and Christian Studies and Co-Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, Chapman University

More details about the conference can be found at its web-site
E-mail: conference@cesras.ru
Tel.: +7(495)958-58-56 (office), +7(926)321-08-30 (mob.)
Contact person: Alla Davydova

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Curriculum Research Fellowships - Call for Proposals

Curriculum Research Fellowships
2009-2010 Call for Proposals

Application deadline: 20 June 2009

The Central European University’s (CEU) Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) funded by the Open Society Institute’s (OSI) Higher Education Support Program (HESP), is launching a new call for applications for its Curriculum Research Fellowship. CRC invites applications from scholars (higher education researchers and teaching faculty) from the region to investigate specific questions related to social science curricula and curriculum design practices in former communist countries.

The aim of the research fellowship is to produce a body of scholarly literature on curriculum design and development which would provide CRC and its strategic partners with an insight into the development of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in various disciplines and their implementation across the region.

Project description

The fellowships to be offered would consist of a negotiated research grant and consultancy provided to successful individuals or groups. The duration of the grant can range from 9 to 12 months, depending on the depth of the research to be carried out. Since all curriculum research will be directed towards disciplinary developments in one or more countries of our target region, future grantees will not be required to reside in Budapest.

However, all grantees will be required to attend two workshops in Budapest. The first one is a preparatory workshop/discussions at the beginning of the research grants. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss and comment each research proposal, prepare and peer-review the intended research plans for all projects, and give participants reading packages that would help them conceptualize their research in this new area. We are also hoping that an international group mentor would be able to attend the preparatory meeting. The second workshop is a writing seminar organized at the end of the research period, during which draft research papers would be discussed and reviewed.


Application is restricted to resident citizens of Eastern- and Southeastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union and Mongolia. Citizens of new EU member countries (including Bulgaria and Romania) are eligible only if they participate in comparative group projects with colleagues from non-EU countries.

Due to the disciplinary depth and understanding of curriculum building policies required by such research, the target group of the Curriculum Research Fellowship will be innovative academics with a broad comparative perspective in their disciplines and excellent command of English. Fellowships can be offered to individuals or groups of researchers.

Selected applicants will be required to negotiate with host institutions in the region (departments, universities, accreditation agencies, etc) the terms of their future research activities carried out in those units - letters of agreement and cooperation will be requested from all institutions where curriculum research is to be carried out, particularly in cases where access to data is of paramount importance for the success of the research. (Higher-level university officials and experts can also be included in faculty-led group initiatives.)

Research outcomes

Selected researchers will be expected to critically assess the dynamics of curriculum development in existing social science disciplines, focusing on and addressing questions of particular importance for the countries and subject areas they cover. In case of all proposals it will be expected that the outcomes of research projects will directly or indirectly help formulate recommendations for processes of curriculum design and implementation. The scholarly purpose of the research needs to be clear in all cases, and the CRC will provide grantees with background materials, consultancy and professional development opportunities in this new area of research.

All accepted grantees are required to submit their final research articles by the end of May 2010. All projects need to result in research articles of high academic quality (in English) which will be peer-reviewed and published electronically on the CRC website. Successful fellowship grantees might be asked to offer a public lecture/roundtable presentation at Central European University on their research projects and findings.

Research areas

All research proposals need to focus on specific questions and well-defined research hypotheses.
Applicants for the fellowship could propose research projects that address specific questions within the following broader areas (including but not limited to):

* Comparative curriculum research in social sciences; regional, national and international differences in social science curricula, their causes and effects
* Undergraduate and graduate curricula: the problem of harmonization and possible discrepancies, overlaps, inconsistencies
* Building new curricula – analysis of various possible strategies; importing externally developed curricula versus developing curricula internally at university or departmental level
* The breadth of scholarship: inter-disciplinarity in curriculum planning, policies of cross-listing courses
* Joint degree programs in our region; the results of international cooperation in building undergraduate and graduate curricula
* The impact of individual and institutional external funds on host department’s curricula
* Departmental curriculum changes reflecting new trends in disciplines: emergence of new subjects, sub-fields, curriculum practices causing the fragmentation of certain disciplines
* Curriculum design and stakeholders: marketization of higher education.
* Curriculum and educational objectives: preparing for academic or non-academic careers; knowledge and skills in social science curricula
* Curriculum changes in the Bologna process. Processes and their effects in shifting to a three-cycle system of higher education

Priority will be given to research proposals that have an internationally or regionally comparative perspective, and/or to proposals that focus on disciplines that would benefit from the results of our fellowships. Detailed research proposals will be considered in both practical, immediate curriculum questions or more remote, background issues of theoretical significance that researchers believe to have a long-run effect on the development of curricula in their disciplines.

Selection process:

Research proposals will be selected by an international committee of higher education experts. The research proposal will be examined in relation to the time requested for the fellowship. Short-listed applicants might be asked to provide additional materials to their applications, and will be interviewed.

Application procedures:

All applicants need to:

1. Fill out a Curriculum Research Fellowship application form.
2. Attach a signed reference letter from a colleague in the applicant’s discipline who is of established standing.
3. Attach a curriculum vitae (CV), which should include a list of publications, conference papers relevant to the topic of the proposed research.
4. Enclose a detailed research proposal of minimum two pages which identifies the main research questions to be addressed during the fellowship.

Visit http://web.ceu.hu/crc/crc_resfel_ca06.html for more information.

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Turkish Language Instructor - George Washington University

The George Washington University seeks a part-time instructor to teach a beginner-level Turkish language class starting in the fall 2009 semester.

The teaching load is one course in the fall, and upon
satisfactory performance and sufficient enrollment renewal for the Spring 2010 semester is expected.

To qualify for this position, candidates must have a B.A., but M.A. is preferred, in Turkish language, literature, or related field, and experience in teaching the Turkish language to non-native speakers, preferably at college level. Candidates must also show evidence of excellence in teaching and good command of the English language.

To apply for this position, please send your resume, sample course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and two letters of recommendation to:

Mohssen Esseesy
Department of Classical and Semitic Languages & Literatures
341 Phillips Hall
The George Washington University
801 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair Position - University of Manitoba

Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in the Modern History of the Middle East and North Africa
Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba
Position Number 08799

The University of Manitoba invites applications or nominations for the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in the Modern History of the Middle East and North Africa. The position represents an exciting opportunity for an academic of outstanding potential who is becoming internationally recognized as a scholar in the field. The rank of the appointment for the Chair is advanced assistant professor or above. The Chairholder will have a strong research program and a substantial publication and research record relative to stage in career, teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and international standing that enables scholarly connections and collaborative work between the Chairholder, the University of Manitoba and other researchers on the Middle East and North Africa. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2010 or soon thereafter.

The mission of the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in the History of the Modern Middle East and North Africa will be to build knowledge and enhance understanding of the peoples, cultures, and societies in this vitally important region of the world.

The successful applicant will be a specialist in any area of the history of the modern Middle East or North Africa. The Chairholder will be expected to carry out a strong and highly visible research agenda, to contribute to our undergraduate and graduate teaching program, and to initiate and participate in relevant outreach activities. A completed PhD, publications, and a demonstrated record of successful teaching are required. Experience in mentoring graduate students is a strong asset. We have a special interest in candidates who have demonstrated an ability to promote discussion and debate, and to build research collaborations across traditional disciplinary boundaries.

With over 26,000 students, The University of Manitoba is the province’s premier post-secondary educational institution and its only research-intensive university. The Department of History is one of its most outstanding academic units, with award-winning students, teachers, and researchers who form an active and collegial community. Capital of the province of Manitoba, Winnipeg is a vibrant multicultural city with a greater metropolitan population of over 700,000. The city supports outstanding arts and entertainment and a variety of professional sports, and has access to nearby lakes and beaches and spectacular wilderness recreation.

Further information is available concerning:
• The Department of History http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/departments/history/
• The Faculty of Arts http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/
• The University of Manitoba http://umanitoba.ca/
• The City of Winnipeg http://www.winnipeg.ca/interhom/
• The Province of Manitoba http://www.gov.mb.ca/

The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

First consideration of applications will commence on October 1, 2009. If necessary, the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae with a brief (2-page) five-year research plan and a statement of teaching philosophy (1-page). Please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

Dr. Richard Sigurdson, Dean,
Faculty of Arts
c/o Ms Sandra Ferguson
Administrative Assistant
Department of History
402 Fletcher Argue Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T5V5
Phone (204) 474-9271, FAX (204) 474-7579
E-mail: Richard_Sigurdson@umanitoba.ca

Nominations or applications, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).

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Lector in modern Turkish Language/Culture - Yale University

YALE UNIVERSITY, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) announces an opening for a three-year renewable full-time position as Lector in modern Turkish Language and Culture beginning July 1, 2010.

Primary duties will be to teach five courses per academic year including elementary (2 courses) and intermediate (2 courses) in four learning-skill areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The fifth course will focus advanced language skills drawing on modern literary, social, political, cultural and/or sociolinguistic topics related to the Turkish language appropriate to the appointee's qualifications and expertise. The Lector will participate in and help build the Turkish component of the NELC Department and the modern Middle East Studies program of the MacMillan Center.

Applicants must have: 1) native or near-native fluency in modern Turkish; 2) strong English skills; 3) experience in teaching Turkish as a second language in a college or university environment; 4) a college degree in a relevant discipline.

Send letter of application, curriculum vita and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Dimitri Gutas, Dept. of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Yale University, PO Box 208236, New Haven CT 06520-8236 U.S.A. Letters of reference will be accepted via e-mail to maureen.draicchio@yale.edu. Referees should include full title, current employer/institution and contact information.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

Applications deadline: August 31, 2009.

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Summer Programme to Learn Arabic in Jerusalem

Learn Arabic in Jerusalem!

Summer Programme

July 15 - August 19, 2009

Morning & Evening in Jerusalem & Ramallah

Centre for Jerusalem Studies

Tel. 02-6287517


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Lecturer Position - California State University, Chico

Lecturer Position
(History and Religious Studies Departments)

The Position: Full-time temporary position in the area of Middle Eastern History and Islam for the academic year 2009-2010. Position is contingent on funding. Start date for this position is 19 August 2009.

The Department of History and the Department of Religious Studies at California State University, Chico, seek to hire a full time temporary faculty member with expertise in Middle Eastern History and Islam for the academic year 2010-2011. The successful applicant should be prepared to teach a 100 student survey course in Middle Eastern History and a 100 student introduction to Islam each semester, together with a smaller course in either History or Religious Studies. Period or area of specialization is open. A demonstrated commitment to excellent teaching and evidence of active scholarship are required. Ph.D. in hand is preferred but ABDs will also be considered. Deadline for the receipt of applications is 1 July. Applications received after the deadline may be considered. California State University, Chico, is strongly committed to the principle of diversity. As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Middle Eastern History, Religious Studies, Near Eastern Studies, or a related field. ABDs will receive consideration.

Responsibilities The successful candidate will be expected to teach HIST 261/RELS 202 Islam and HIST 362 Middle East: Society and Culture, as well as other courses in either History or Religious Studies.

Salary: Salary is in the range of $43,000-50,000, dependent upon qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package.

The Departments: The History department grants the B.A. and M.A. degrees in History, and offers a certificate in public history. Currently there are 304 majors, and 24 graduate students. It has 27 teaching faculty who represent nearly all major historical areas including Asian, Classical, European, Islamic, Latin American, Native American, and United States histories. Many courses support programs in General Education, American Studies, Multicultural and Gender Studies, International Studies, Education, and other programs and disciplines. Faculty also provide administrative oversight of Latin American studies and Native American studies programs. The department is actively involved in outreach programs with K-12 schools and teachers throughout northern California. It is committed to advancing learning by excellence in teaching, research, and participation in academic life. Members of the faculty regularly publish books and scholarly articles, participate in professional meetings, and have received university, national, international, and institutional awards and grants. A detailed description of the department, including its mission statement and learning objectives, can be viewed at http://www.csuchico.edu/hist/.

The Department of Religious Studies currently consists of ten tenure/tenure-track faculty and lecturers. It enrolls approximately 70 majors and minors. The program is a major contributor to the general education program of the University. In addition, Religious Studies faculty teach in various other campus programs, including Humanities, Asian Studies, Multicultural and Gender Studies, Women's Studies, Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, American Studies, American Indian Studies, and Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies. Faculty publications are significant and frequent, with eleven books and two dozen journal publications over the past eight years. Further information can be obtained at http://www.csuchico.edu/rs.

Closing Date: Review of applications begins 1 July. Applications after the deadline may be considered. The Hiring Committee will conduct initial interviews via video conference or telephone.

How to Apply: Send letter of application discussing teaching interests and summarizing previous research, along with a curriculum vitae, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work, teaching evaluations or observations, and three letters of recommendation, together with the completed Faculty Employment Application (located at http://www.csuchico.edu/vpaa/FA/Forms/FacultyEmplApp.doc) to: Middle Eastern and Islam Hiring Committee, Department of History, California State University, Chico, 95929-0735.

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June 03, 2009

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin - Call for Papers

Call for Applications
The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy

Berlin, 27th – 31st July, 2009

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy will bring together young leaders from across the world for a program of lectures, panel discussions, and seminars lead by leading figures from international relations. The following are a selection of the speakers during the Symposium:

- Jorge Sampaio, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, Former President of Portugal
- Joaqim Chissano, Former President of Mozambique, Former Chairperson of the African Union
- Dr. Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Former President of Latvia
- Cassam Uteem, Former, President of the Republic of Mauritius
- Dr. Erkki Tuomioja, Former Foreign Minister of Finland
- Borys Tarasyuk, Former Foreign Minister of the Ukraine
- Samuel Jones, Head of Culture, Demos

Further information about the Symposium, including the full list of speakers, can be found under www.culturaldiplomacy.org/academy/index.php?en_calendar_symposium-2009.

Enquiries concerning the Symposium should be made to symposium@culturaldiplomacy.org

Who can apply?
The International Symposium is open to applications from students and young professionals with an active interest in international relations.

What will the Symposium involve?
The program for the International Symposium will consist of five days of lectures, seminars and panel discussions with leading figures from the political, diplomatic, academic and civil society spheres.

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State Department Fulbright Information Sessions - University of Michigan

U.S. State Department
Fulbright Information Sessions at the University of Michigan

Wednesday, June 3
Monday, June 8
Tuesday, June 16
Thursday, June 25

all sessions will be held from 12:00-1:00pm in room 2609 School of Social Work Building.

The purpose of the Fulbright Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. The State Department makes Fulbright fellowships available to over 1,500 U.S. students annually to study, conduct research, teach English, or train in the creative arts in more than 140 countries worldwide. The competition is administered at the University of Michigan through the International Institute. At the information session, a University of Michigan Fulbright Program Advisor will describe the application and selection process and provide suggestions for making your application more competitive.

Eligibility: To apply for this program through the University of Michigan, applicants must (a) be U-M students, alumni or staff; (b) be U.S. citizens; (c) have completed an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the award; and (d) demonstrate the language skills necessary to complete the proposed project.

Deadline: The University of Michigan deadline is September 10, 2009.

Website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

Fulbright Program Advisors:
Undergraduates & Alumni: Kelly Peckens kpeckens@umich.edu
Graduate, Professional School & Arts Applicants: Amy Kehoe akehoe@umich.edu

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