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September 29, 2010

Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Cultures

The San Bernardino California State University College of Arts and Letters Department of World Languages and Literatures is lookig for energetic and enterprising candidates who will contribute to the growth of the Arabic program. Experience in writing curriculum and in seeking grant funding highly desirable. Knowledge of ACTFL Standards, OPI Training and assessment also desirable. Native or near native proficiency in Arabic required. PhD in Arabic language or related field required. Experience in student-centered teaching and the ability to relate well to a diverse, multi-ethnic student body are essential.

Deadline: October 15, 2010.

The Department wishes to recruit a faculty member who will contribute to the goals and objectives of the University's strategic plan. Accordingly, preferred candidates will be expected to meet the traditional requirements of excellence in teaching, active scholarly and professional work, and service to the University and community, as well as to demonstrate interest or experience in at least one of the following strategic plan areas: a) alternative modes of instructional delivery to include off-campus and distance learning; b) the learning process, i.e., innovative teaching strategies and/or research on how students learn and apply knowledge over an extended period of time; and c0 partnership with the community to enhance social, economic and cultural conditions.

Salary and Benefits: Starting salaries are nationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous medical, dental and vision benefits and support for moving expenses available.


Deadline and Application Process: October 15, 2010, or until filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at Middle East Studies Association meeting in November 2010. Submit vita with letter of application that includes statement on teaching philosophy and startegies, research/professional accomplishments and goals, as well as a description of interest or experience in one of the three strategic plan areas. Also submit three recent letters of recommendation and the names, telephone, fax numbers and email address of three references, along with a copy of transcripts.

Send To:
Dr. Terri Nelson, Chair
CSUSB Dept. of World Languages and Literature
5500 University Pkwy, UH 314
San Bernardino, CA 92407

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ARCE 2011 Annual Meeting & Call for Papers


SAVE THESE IMPORTANT DATES for the ARCE 2011 Annual Meeting & Call for Papers

Planning is already underway for the April 2011 ARCE Annual Meeting in Chicago! Since the meeting will be held a few weeks earlier than usual, we want to get two dates on your calendar.

December 3, 2010 will be the deadline for the Call for Papers submission on the All Academic website. (You will receive another notification in the coming weeks once the All Academic site is available for submissions.)

The Annual Meeting will be held April 1 - 3rd, 2011 at the Chicago Downtown Marriott Hotel.

We hope you'll make plans to come. It promises to be a great event!

Annual Meeting Committee

American Research Center in Egypt

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2011 IREX/WWC Regional Policy Symposium


Application Deadline: December 10, 2010

IREX, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan Institute (WWC), is pleased to announce its 2011 Regional Policy Symposium, “Gender in the 21st Century Eastern Europe and Eurasia.”

The research symposium, supported by the United States Department of State (Title VIII Program), will bring American junior and senior scholars and members of the policy community together to examine and discuss gender and women’s issues in Eastern Europe and Eurasia from multi-disciplinary perspectives. Topics may include: education, migration, trafficking, women in politics, domestic violence, and economic opportunities, among others.

Junior scholars will be chosen based on a national competition to present their current research on the topic of the Symposium. Grants will be awarded to approximately ten junior scholars.

The Symposium is scheduled to take place April 5-8, 2011 in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and will involve two full days of reviews of current research projects, roundtable discussions, and the development of policy recommendations.

Technical Eligibility Requirements:

·Applicants must be US citizens

·Applicants must either be currently enrolled in an MA, MS, MBA, JD, or PhD program or have held a graduate degree for 10 years or less. Applicants who hold an academic post must be pre-tenure.

Grant Provisions:

·Round-trip airfare (provided by IREX through its travel office) and/or surface transportation from anywhere in the United States to the symposium site.

·Meals and accommodations for the duration of the symposium.

To receive more information on the 2011 Regional Policy Symposium, please send e-mail inquiries to Symposium@irex.org

Application materials are available on the IREX website at: http://www.irex.org/application/regional-policy-symposium-application

Symposium Program Evaluation Survey: http://www.irex.org/programs/us_scholars/SymposiumProgEval.pdf

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September 24, 2010

Records of Iranian Studies

We are delighted to introduce Iranistics.com website which has been many months in the planning. At Iranistics.com we aim to make comprehensive databases of international organisations, scholars and resources devoted to Iranian studies. In deed, beside numerous private and affiliated organisations involved in various aspects of Iranian studies, we felt we wanted to bring their records into one place so to help all interested in Iranology affairs find available records and news more easily, find out who has done what, interact with other organisations and scholars and provide common feedbacks.

Records of Iranian Studies:
Organisations, Scholars, Projects/Researches, Publications, Events, Vendors

In order to add your organisational or personal data to this website, you can submit your records directly and freely using submission forms accessible through the website, or email us your information and documents regularly so that our editors enter them in the website's databases. If you wish to be able to post and update your records more easily, you can register in iranistics.com that is easy and free of charge, and ask us to upgrade your account as an "Editor".

Submit your records

We have received a lot of optimistic feedback since launching iranistics.com website, and interests in creating reference links by other websites. We hope that you enjoy discovering this new website, too, and that you find it easy to navigate and pleasant to use. Needless to say, the website is under constant development, and can use the feedback form on the web site to comment on both what you like about the site and how we can improve it to make it as useful as possible to you.

Visit www.iranistics.com

Appreciating your attention and support, we ask you kindly not to hesitate to contact us for any further enquiries and discussions, and let us know your first impression by submitting a quick feedback now using our online form or just by making a reply to this message.

Contact Information:
Managing Board
27 Old Gloucester Street,
London, United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 (0)2030 51 52 53
Fax: +44 (0)2030 51 52 51

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JNCOLCTL Call for Papers (September 30 Deadline)

Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages
Call for Papers--Call for 2011 Journal Papers


The Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (JNCOLCTL) is soliciting articles for publication.
The Journal, published annually by NCOLCTL, is dedicated to the issues and concerns related to the teaching and learning of Less Commonly Taught Languages. The Journal primarily seeks to address the interests of language teachers, administrators, and researchers. Arti­cles that describe in­novative and successful teaching methods that are relevant to the con­cerns or problems of the profession, or that report educational research or experimentation in Less Common­ly Taught Lan­guages are welcome. Papers presented at NCOLCTL's annual conference will be considered for publication, but additional manuscripts from members of the pro­fes­sion are also welcome.
Our general editorial focus is on policy, education, programs, advocacy, and research in the field of Less commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs). The envisioned coverage of the journal is as follows:

Methodology and Technology
Beyond Academia
Social embeddedness

The Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages shall include papers focusing on broader theoretical and technological issues in all fields of LCTL's along with reports about research and teaching in academia, at both the K-12 and collegiate levels. Also to be included are papers addressing research and teaching in government and industry and issues of a broader social environment, ranging from heritage communities to advancing LCTLs in federal initiatives and legislation in the USA.

Submitted Manuscripts:

In preparing the manuscript, please use the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), see http://www.apastyle.org/manual/index.aspx

Manuscripts should be:

* A maximum of 20 pages (excluding references, charts, notes, etc.) and submitted electronically via word (1997-2003)-document e-mail attachment.
* Double-line spaced throughout, including notes, references, and tables, using 12-point Times New Roman font with a 1.5 inch left margin. (Please ensure that this specified formatting is followed).
* 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).

All Manuscripts should be electronically submitted to The Editor at: Danko.Sipka@asu.edu and copied to the Secretariat at: ncolctl@mailplus.wisc.edu.

Deadline: While submissions are welcome at any point, only manuscripts received by September 30, 2010 will be considered for the 2011 issue of the journal.

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September 22, 2010

Fellowship opportunites for U.S. Scholars to conduct research on Iraq

The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII) announces fellowship opportunites for U.S. Scholars to conduct research on Irag
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TAARII is a consortium of American universities, museums, and other scholarly institutions dedicated to the furtherance of research in and on Iraq and to fostering mutual understanding and respect between American and Iraqi peoples. With support of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), TAARII intends to establish a research center and hostel in Baghdad. However, under current circumstances, it operates mainly outside Iraq. For now, the programs in Iraq itself are limited to a fellowship competition for Iraqi scholars. A major part of our operations will always be a fellowship program for American scholars to conduct research focused on subjects in any legitimate academic field from ancient Mesopotamia to modern Iraq, giving priority to collaborative projects undertaken jointly by U.S. and Iraqi scholars.

At this time, the Institute invites proposals from U.S. scholars for feasible research on Iraq-related topics outside the country. Such topics could include remote sensing studies of ancient Iraqi landscapes, environmental studies, research in Ottoman records related to Iraq, historical research, social science projects that involve interviews with Iraqis living abroad, joint projects involving a U.S. scholar and an Iraqi living in the country, and public health studies.

Applications must be received electronically by December 15, 2010. Proposals are invited from individual American post-doctoral and advanced pre-doctoral researchers for awards of up to $10,000 to conduct research related to Iraq in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Proposals from researchers working on Iraq-related topics in the biological and physical sciences may also be considered.

A complete application consists of the following:

* A completed application form (available from the TAARII office http://www.taarii.org/fellowships/us-scholars)
* A curriculum vitae
* A project narrative of no more than 10 double-spaced pages
* A project budget
* Two letters of recommendation (emailed directly to Stephanie Platz at director@taarii.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
* Evidence of any official permissions required to carry out the project, if applicable.

Awards will be announced in February, for projects that should not begin before March 15.

Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens who are post-graduate researchers or full-time graduate students in recognized degree programs. Awards will be made on the basis of merit as determined by a review panel consisting of scholars from member universities.

Support for this program comes from a grant from the State Department's Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs (State/ECA) through the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

For further information on how to apply, contact:

The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq
1507 E. 53rd Street, Suite 920
Chicago , IL 60615
Tel: (773) 844-9658
By email: info@taarii.org

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Engaging the Middle East

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OCTOBER 14 –15, 2010

On June 4, 2009, President Obama delivered remarks at Cairo University entitled “A New Beginning.” The President stated that he went “to Cairo to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world, one based on mutual interest and mutual respect, and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition.” Since that speech, a number of developments have taken place for example in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Israel, Pakistan, and Yemen that affect American interests. Participants in the conference are asked to expound on the challenges facing the United States in the Middle East today and to evaluate how the Obama Administration’s policy of engagement has progressed a little more than a year after his major address.

“Is There a Workable U.S. Strategy for the Middle East? No! Then What?”




WEBCAST KEYNOTE ADDRESS--General (Ret.) John P. Abizaid
“Strategic Directions in the Middle East”




Please find program details at http://farescenter.tufts.edu/events/conferences/2010OctEngagingBrochure.pdf

TO ATTEND, PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE at farescenter.tufts.edu. There is no registration fee.
E-MAIL: conferences@tufts.edu
PHONE: 617.627.3568
FAX: 617.627.3856

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27th Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies

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Brandies University's 27th Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies: June 13-15 2011

Deadline for submission of all proposals: December 30, 2010.

The Program Committee of the 27th Annual Conference of the Association for Israel Studies invites scholars conducting research on any aspect of Israel Studies and in particular on the declared theme of this conference, “Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State.”

The Zionist ideal of a Jewish and democratic society has been a central issue since early settlements through the present. It continues to elicit celebration, criticism and debate in the arts, academic disciplines and the public sphere. The challenge of defining Israel also involves diplomatic relations, interactions between Jews and Arabs inside Israel and the region, among Jews in Israel and with the Diaspora, gender issues, the legal culture, the political system, and perceptions of a collective past and future.

Conference Information: www.aisisraelstudies.org and http://www.aisisraelstudies.org/brandeis2011.ehtml
ais2011@brandeis.edu • 781-736-2166

Submission Specifications and Additional Details:

·Individual paper and panel submissions should be submitted using the online submission form.

·Paper proposals should not exceed 250 words.

·Panel proposals should include information on the panel theme and on each individual paper. Proposals should not exceed 750 words.

·All presenters will be required to register for the conference and be current AIS members.

·Registration can be done directly on the AIS website.

·PhD students who have completed their course work are encouraged to apply and should provide the email of their advisor for approval.

·Students who wish to apply for travel grants should send a request along with a copy of their proposal and a letter from their advisor to Ilan Ben-Ami: Ilanbe@openu.ac.il

*Junior faculty without university travel support wishing to apply for travel grants should send their name, email address, institution and department affiliation, abstract of the proposed paper and a current CV (all in one attached document in Word format) to Ilan Ben-Ami: Ilanbe@openu.ac.il

·Deadline for all travel grants applications – December 30, 2010.

·Late proposals will not be accepted.

Program Committee
Ilan Troen, Chair
Gannit Ankori, Visual Arts
Maoz Azaryahu, Historical Geography/Commemoration
Eliezer Don-Yehiya, Political Sociology/Jewish Thought
As’ad Ghanem, Political Science
Nili Gold, Hebrew Literature
Pnina Lahav, Law
Joel Migdal, International Relations
Benyamin Neuberger, Comparative Politics
Shulamit Reinharz, Gender Studies
Orit Rozin, Social History
Leonard Saxe, Demography/Social Research
Naama Sheffi, Communication Studies
Colin Shindler, Political History
Sammy Smooha, Ethnicity
Russell Stone, Sociology

Conference Coordinator
Rachel Litcofsky, ais2011@brandeis.edu

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Attn. Faculty: Summer Institute for Israel Studies

Brandeis University's Schusterman Center for Israel Studies:

The summer institute for Israel Studies (SIIS) prepares faculty to design courses in Israel studies. SIIS has hosted 142 faculty members from institutions across the world. The three week program consists of two weeks at Brandeis and one week in Israel. Fellows come from a variety of disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences. The results reach thousands of college and university students both nationally and internationally. We provide for fellows' travel, accommodations and a stipend of up to $2,500 for the whole course, or $1,500 for the Brandeis seminar alone.

Program Details 2011

Applications are due by January 21. Notifications will be made by mid-March.

Brandeis University, June 21 – July 4, 2011
Israel Study Tour, July 6- July 14, 2011

At Brandeis
During the first two weeks, SIIS fellows spend two weeks in residence at Brandeis and participate in seminars taught by distinguished Israel Studies scholars. These seminars focus on Israel’s society, history, politics, economics, culture, foreign affairs, and diplomacy. Fellows will be required to present syllabi for the courses they plan to teach on their home campuses.

In Israel
In Israel, fellows meet with scholars, government officials, writers, artists, public intellectuals, and Jewish and Arab community leaders. Fellows also visit select historical and cultural sites. Participation in this portion of the Summer Institute is highly recommended but optional.

Please visit www.brandeis.edu/israelcenter/siis for more info
(such as:"Summer Institute for Israel Studies," "About SIIS," "FAQs," "Applications," "Faculty," "Fellow Testimonials," and "Related Seminars.").

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September 20, 2010

Schusterman Graduate Fellowships in Israel Studies

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Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University sponsors full and partial fellowships - up to $24,000 per year, as well as tuition and health care, renewable for up to five years - for doctoral candidates focusing on Israel Studies. Eligible disciplines include Anthropology, Politics, Sociology, Economics, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Hebrew literature. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to candidates accepted into the Brandeis University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Fellows must be accepted by the academic department to which they apply, and indicate their interest in Israel Studies on their application for admission.

To learn more, visit http://www.brandeis.edu/israelcenter/support/gradStudent.html.

To apply:

1. Complete the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences application at www.brandeis.edu/gsas/apply

2. Fill out the brief Schusterman Graduate Fellowship application at https://sys2.unet.brandeis.edu/bwebforms/view/grad_appl/

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