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August 26, 2009

Greenville Technical College - Program Coordinator Position

POSITION: 6511 Program Coordinator II- PT

For ALL Faculty Positions - An unofficial/student copy of your transcript must be submitted along with your on-line application if the position you are applying for requires a degree and/or certificate. Official transcripts are required when you begin employment.

For Staff Positions - If you are applying for a position that requires a degree and/or certificate, an official transcript will be required when you begin employment.

***International transcripts must be evaluated through World Education Services***

If you are applying for a position that requires current Licensures/Certificates- a copy must be submitted along with your on-line application. Official current licensures/certificates will be required when you begin employment.

Please feel free to submit any electronic documents with your on-line application as an attachment.

ANTICIPATED SALARY RANGE: Minimum: $17.71/hr Midpoint: $25.24/hr
HOURS: 15 Hours/week
CAMPUS: All GTC campuses, mainly at Barton. Occasional conference travel and recruiting trips required

In this challenging role, you will support a grant Middle East Area Studies Program through the International Education Center at Greenville Technical College. Duties may include any or all of the following:
• Writes reports and maintains budget records
• Coordination of professional development opportunities for GTC faculty
• Assists with selection of faculty members and keeps records of curriculum revisions
• Organize Middle Eastern Festivals
• Assist with development of study abroad program
• Marketing of programs in local high schools and community organizations
• Coordinates outreach activities and media coverage
• Provides support to Project Director
• Other duties as assigned

Greenville Technical College is the largest technical college in South Carolina and the third largest institution of higher learning in the state. Our faculty and staff members enjoy a supportive work environment that supports diversity and inclusion in a dynamic learning environment. We invite you to consider becoming a part of our International Education team!

A Bachelors degree and three (3) years relevant program experience

• Master's degree with graduate course work related to the Middle East and/or experience living in the Middle East.
• Knowledge of Middle Eastern cultures
• Experience with development of academic programs and marketing of community events.
• Experienced administrator and to be able to work independently

Greenville Technical College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply (EOE/AA/M/F/D/V)

It is the policy of Greenville Technical College, in accordance with applicable laws, to recruit, hire, train, and promote people throughout all college levels, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principle of equal employment opportunity.

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August 19, 2009

University of Michigan Welcome Week Event - Taste of Culture

University of Michigan Welcome Week Event
Taste of Culture

Sunday, September 13, 2009

- Sample various cultural foods FOR FREE
- DJ & Entertainment
- Games & Giveaways

Open to everyone!


Trotter Multicultural Center
1443 Washtenaw Ave.

Parking available at Angell Elementary School, 1608 S. University, or S. Forest visitor parking structure located off S. Forest Ave.

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International Conference in Morocco - Call for Papers

John Jay College's 9th International Criminal Justice Conference
Societies in Transition: Balancing Security, Social Justice and Tradition

Marrakesh, Morocco
June 2-5, 2010

Call for Papers (in English, French or Arabic)

Abstracts are due December 15, 2009. For information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu/ic

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TAARII - Fellowship Opportunities

The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII) announces fellowship opportunities for U.S. Scholars to conduct research in Iraq.

Applications must be received by November 15, 2009.

For information on how to apply, visit www.taarii.org

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University of Michigan - Fellowship Opportunities

University of Michigan's Institute for the Humanities
Fellowship Opportunities 2010-2011

All Fellows are resident in the Institute for the Humanities and attend a weekly Fellows Seminar. This year, the application process is now electronic.

Michigan Faculty Fellowship (fall and winter terms) for tenured and tenure-track faculty at the University of Michigan campuses in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint
Deadline: December 4, 2009

Michigan Graduate Student Fellowship (10 months) for University of Michigan doctoral students who have attained candidacy
Deadline: January 8, 2010

Review the application for full information about the fellowships, including policies, selection criteria, and the application process.

Full details: www.lsa.umich.edu/humin/fellowshipgrants/

Questions: 734-936-3518, humin@umich.edu

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United Nations Volunteer Opportunities

United Nations has three opportunities currently available for which they are accepting volunteer applications:

Support the development of an Arab World University Directory - http://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/vol/opportunity/opportunity_form.html?id=11702

Development of an Arab World Regional SME Resource Directory – http://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/vol/opportunity/opportunity_form.html?id=11703

Source Content for a New Regional Knowledge Community on the Arab World – http://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/vol/opportunity/opportunity_form.html?id=11701

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Second Circular: 5th Annual Graduate Student Pre-Conference


The American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT) is pleased to announce the fifth annual “Graduate Student Pre-Conference in Turkish and Turkic Studies”. This Pre-Conference was established to mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of AATT. The fifth Pre-Conference is co-sponsored by the Institute for Turkish Studies, the Turkish Cultural Foundation, and the Boston University Humanities Foundation.

The fifth annual Pre-Conference will take place on Friday evening, November 20 and Saturday, November 21 at Boston University. This year it will again be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, taking place in Boston November 21-24, 2009. Pre-Conference participants are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to attend the MESA conference. (Some meetings of the Pre-Conference are coordinated with the annual meeting of the Central Eurasian Studies Society.)

The Pre-Conference is designed to encourage research making significant use of sources in Turkish and Turkic languages by graduate students in Turkish and Turkic Studies enrolled at institutions in North America. It will promote contact between students at various institutions and allow for feedback from faculty discussants participating in the pre-conference. Another goal is to help students progress towards more formal presentations at national conferences such as those of MESA, CESS, and organizations devoted to specific disciplines.

AATT will award a limited number of travel awards to help subvent the cost of student participation. Students are also encouraged to seek funding from their home institutions.

Students should submit a 250-word proposal for a paper together with the following information:
1. Name
2. Current institutional affiliation (department/university)
3. Adviser's name
4. Educational background (undergraduate and graduate degree programs)
5. Current status (taking courses, preparing for exams, researching dissertation, writing dissertation, defended/deposited dissertation)
6. Title of dissertation (if applicable)
7. Contact information (email, telephone number, preferred mailing

The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, September 18, 2009.

Graduate students already presenting a paper at the larger meeting (MESA or CESS) are not eligible to participate concurrently in the Graduate Student Pre-Conference in Turkish and Turkic Studies. Unfortunately AATT cannot consider requests for travel support for graduate students enrolled at institutions outside North America.

Proposals should be submitted by email to:

Professor Uli Schamiloglu
Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Professor Erika H. Gilson
Department of Near Eastern Studies
Princeton University

Applicants will be informed of the selection committee's decision by Friday, September 25, 2009.

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Energy Security - Conference

Energy Security: A Global Challenge
Organized by The Institute for National Strategic Studies

29-30 September 2009

Energy and environmental security are at the forefront of the U.S. national agenda. From new policies on climate change, to evolving energy markets, to the United States’ approach to regional conflicts- energy and the environment are at the heart of U.S. economic and national security policies. This symposium features an international panel of government officials, military personnel and national security experts to discuss America’s new approaches to some of the world’s most pressing problems.

The list of major issues to be addressed includes:
· Global energy and environmental security tradeoffs;
· The U.S. Department of Defense’s emerging energy agenda;
· Regional energy and environmental flashpoints;
· U.S. climate change policy;
· U.S. and international nuclear energy;
· Renewable energy, and
· Trends in emerging petroleum and natural gas markets.

The symposium will be held at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington and is open to the public. Participants are expected from government, business, universities, and research institutes from the United States and abroad. This symposium is being developed in cooperation and conjunction with the NDU International Students Management Office and their bi-annual International Fellows Reunion.

There is a registration fee for this symposium, which includes refreshments and lunch on both days. Registration and payments must be made using our online registration form. The registration fee through September 1, 2009 is $85 and $115 thereafter.

Register and view our agenda at: http://www.ndu.edu/inss/symposia/energy2009/

Call 202-685-3857 if you have questions or need assistance.

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Call for articles: Nationalism and the Arab-Israeli relationship

Call for Articles on Nationalism and the Arab-Israeli Relationship
A special op-ed series on Nationalism and the Arab-Israeli relationship

Overview: Nationalism, devotion to one's own nation in a particular land, is a central and complicated theme in Israeli-Arab relations. Throughout history, nationalism has empowered nations to reach great heights, but also to commit violent atrocities in pursuit or defense of national identity. The historical narratives underlying Palestinian nationalism are very different from those that have shaped Israeli nationalism. But both sides equate national self-determination with political sovereignty and statehood. Each nation seeks to realize political sovereignty in a land to which they both have strong historical ties. For many people on either side, realizing their own national aspirations in this land can only be achieved at the expense of the other side.

CGNews-ME is compiling a series of opinion pieces to critically and constructively examine nationalism in the Arab-Israeli relationship.

Author Guidelines: Please see the Writer's Guide. The series is open to all writers. We encourage individual and Palestinian-Israeli co-written pieces by journalists, historians, social and political scientists, religious figures, educators and other professionals in related fields. Writers are invited to reflect on the way nationalism is expressed within their own communities and propose constructive ways to use these understandings to transform the conflict.

Possible Questions for Consideration(optional/other issues welcomed):
* What is Palestinian nationalism? What is Israeli nationalism? How are they different? What do they share?
* From a historical/comparative point of view, what role does nationalism play in the collective identity of a people? How do Jewish understandings of Zionism and Muslim understandings of the Ummah play into these collective identities?
* How does religion impact Israeli and Palestinian nationalism? What role does the relationship between religion and nationalism play in shaping the historical narratives of the two peoples and how does it play out in the conflict?
* Can national aspirations only be achieved through political sovereignty?
* How does our own nationalism shape our understanding of the other and our relationship with the other?
* Do nationalities need to be mutually exclusive e.g. Palestinians holding Israeli citizenship? What are some solution-oriented approaches to conflicted nationalities, particularly in the Israeli-Palestinian context?
* Is it possible to imagine a multinational society in Israel and the Palestinian territories? What would that mean in terms of a two-state solution?


Language: Articles may be submitted in Arabic, English or Hebrew.

Length of Article: 750 words (English) 600-650 words (Arabic and Hebrew)

Publication: Series begins 27 August 2009. Articles accepted will be published in CGNews-ME and will be actively promoted for publication in other regional and international media outlets.

Submission: Please submit articles to Keren Hendin (khendin@sfcg.org)

Honorarium: $100.00. CGNews reserves the right of unlimited republications.

CGNews-Middle East is an independent source of opinion that disseminates fresh, solution-oriented thinking on the Arab-Israeli relationship to media outlets and individual subscribers worldwide, free of charge.

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MultiLingual Solutions - Available Teaching Position

MultiLingual Solutions Inc., in Rockville, MD, is currently looking for an Arabic instructor who is native Yemen and can teach the Yemeni dialect, full time in Augusta, GA. The candidate must have at least 5 years language teaching experience to adult students, be a U.S citizen or a permanent U.S resident and hold a green card. He or she must also have a bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field.

For further information, contact Ever Moreno.

Ever Moreno
Project Manager
MultiLingual Solutions, Inc.
Professional Education and Training Division (P.E.T)
Tel: (301) 424-7444 ext. 30
Fax: (301) 424-7331

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