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February 16, 2011

Summer 2011 Faculty-led Travel Course

TUNISIA, NORTH AFRICA
Summer 2011 Faculty-led Travel Course

APPLICATION DEADLINE Monday, March 21, 2011
Space is limited— apply today!

Travel throughout Tunisia as part of a course, The Arab World, Islam, and U.S. Foreign Policy, May 22-June 11, 2011, with Professor Peter J. Schraeder. Learn about the politics and culture of the Arab World. Experience a camel trek in Southern Tunisia. Visit sites of political, religious, and historical significance throughout Tunisia. Attend presentations at the U.S. Embassy and meet the U.S. Ambassador. Take part in joint sessions with English-speaking Tunisian students your own age. Camp overnight in the Sahara Desert.

FACULTY:

Professor Peter J. Schraeder is a specialist in Afri-can politics (including North Africa) and U.S. foreign policy and is also fluent in English and French. This will be the fifth time Dr. Schraeder has led this program in Tunisia. The trip will also include guest lectures from internationally acclaimed Tunisian scholars.

TENTATIVE CALENDAR:

3/21 Application Deadline
5/21 Depart U.S. for Tunisia
5/22 Arrive in Tunisia
6/11 Depart Tunisia for U.S.

PROGRAM FEE OF $2,296 INCLUDES:

Shared occupancy in 4-5 star hotels 3 meals per day All in-country travel expenses (including travel by a new Mercedes bus and 4x4 Land Rovers) English-speaking Tunisian tour guide and local lecturers Entrance fees to all sites, such as Roman and Carthaginian ruins, religious sites (Islamic mosques, Catholic churches, and Jewish tem-ples), and museums On-site program support $100 Loyola Office for International Programs study abroad fee

PROGRAM FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Round-trip airfare (Chicago-Tunis) approxi-mately $1,200 Personal spending money Optional baggage insurance/excess baggage fees Optional travel insurance International health insurance (required to be purchased separately)

TUITION FEE OF $1,890 INCLUDES:

3 credit hours of Loyola summer session tuition (Note: graduate students pay graduate tuition rate)

COURSE OFFERINGS:

PLSC 300: The Arab World, Islam, and
U.S. Foreign Policy

This course is cross-listed with Black World Studies (BWS), International Studies (INTS), Islamic World Studies (IWS), and Peace Studies (PAX). This pro-gram is an outstanding opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in Middle East Studies, African Studies, International Studies, United States Foreign Policy, History and Politics of the Arab World and Islam, and Classical Studies (Roman and Carthaginian Empires).

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Visit LUC.edu/studyabroad/summer
Contact Amye Day, Office for International Programs, aday1@luc.edu or 773-508-2551 OR contact Dr. Peter J. Schraeder, Department of Political Science, pschrae@luc.edu

TO APPLY:

Visit LUC.edu/studyabroad and click on “Apply Now!”

All applications must be accompanied by a $100 non-refundable deposit (that counts towards your program fee) and a copy of a valid passport or re-ceipt from passport application.

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Global Supplementary Grant Program

****Call for Applications****
Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP 2011 -2012)

The Open Society Foundations Scholarship Programs is pleased to announce the Global Supplementary Grant Program (GSGP)for the 2011 – 2012 academic year. GSGP offers supplementary grants of up to $10,000 USD to students from select countries in Southeastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Mongolia, the Middle/ Near East, and South Asia. The purpose of the program is to enable qualified students to pursue doctoral studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at accredited universities throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle/Near East, and North America.

Eligibility

The Global Supplementary Grant Program is available to citizens of the following countries: Albania, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Palestine, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Students pursuing doctorates in the medical, physical, chemical, technical or natural sciences as well as fine or performing arts are not eligible for this grant. Ineligible fields of study include:

- Business Administration/Management Training
- Computer Science
- Finance/Banking/Marketing
- Engineering
- Hard & Natural Sciences (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
- Mathematics
- Medical Sciences

GSGP grants are for students pursuing doctorate degrees only. Students admitted to master’s programs with the intent to continue, but who are not clearly admitted into a Ph.D. program, are ineligible. Students must be pursuing their studies at a university outside of their home country.

Please note that this is a supplementary program not intended for full funding. Applicants must be able to demonstrate additional support from other sources.

Applying

Further details regarding the program, and guidelines for applying, and the paper application may be found on the OSF Website at: www.soros.org/initiatives/scholarship/focus_areas/global_supplementary/guidelines.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online using the Online Application System (OAS) at: http://www.soros.org/grants/oas. Applicants must complete the appropriate application (GSGP-NA or GSGP-Europe) based on the continent of study. Applicants applying to universities in North American and Europe will need to submit 2 applications.

Deadlines

The deadline for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Asia, Australia, North America, or the Middle East is April 1, 2011.

The deadline for students pursuing a Ph.D. in Europe is May 31, 2011.

Late applications will be automatically disqualified. Applications for GSGP North America sent by mail must be postmarked by April 1st and may be sent to the New York address below. Applications for GSGP Europe must be postmarked by May 31st and sent to the London address below. Alternately, applications may be submitted online or sent to your local Soros Foundation or Educational Advising Center.

Global Supplementary Grant Program –North America
Open Society Foundations
Scholarship Programs
1700 Broadway, 17th FL
New York, NY 10019
U.S.A.

Global Supplementary Grant Program - Europe
Open Society Foundation
Scholarship Programs
Cambridge House
100 Cambridge Grove
London W6 0LE
United Kingdom

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Call for Papers: Spirituality, Political Engagement, and Public Life

Call for Papers: Spirituality, Political Engagement, and Public Life

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites the submission of proposals for papers that address the core themes of its project on Spirituality, Political Engagement, and Public Life (described below). Accepted papers will be presented at a public conference at Columbia University, to be held June 3-4, 2011. Please email an abstract (of 300-500 words) and a CV to religion@ssrc.org (subject line: “SPEPL Conference Paper”) by March 1, 2011. Submissions will be reviewed by members of the SSRC Working Group on Spirituality, Political Engagement, and Public Life, and selected papers will be announced by April 15, 2011. Completed papers (of 6,000 to 8,000 words) must be submitted by May 15, 2011, as they will be circulated in advance and discussed in detail at the conference. Limited funding will be available to conference participants for travel and lodging.

Project on Spirituality, Political Engagement, and Public Life

Building on recent scholarship, and with support from the Ford Foundation, the SSRC project on Spirituality, Political Engagement, and Public Life explores the institutions and traditions that construct, condition, and demarcate spiritual activities and identities, and it considers the relations of these institutions and traditions to systems and patterns of political participation in the contemporary United States. In so doing, the project engages with multiple streams of scholarship and responds to recent public controversies over competing visions of the role of religion in U.S. public life.

Opinion polls show that the percentage of Americans claiming no religious affiliation is rising, although belief in a divine order and some form of deity has declined only slightly. Furthermore, belief in various non-orthodox, or non-Western, religious ideas—from reincarnation to the “mind-body connection”—is becoming increasingly popular. In sum, it seems that many Americans have begun to identify, at least nominally, as spiritual, while having become less likely to affiliate with recognized religious traditions. Meanwhile, academic work on civic associations continues to highlight the various religious and spiritual underpinnings of American political life. In light of these recent trends and developments, the project asks:

What are the consequences of the increasing salience of “spirituality” for American civic and political life? Do actors and groups publicly identified as spiritual challenge commonly held understandings of social and political involvement? How strongly are they committed to any particular set of political goals or ideals of citizenship? How do they engage in public life, and do their patterns of involvement differ in a systematic way from the patterns of others? What kinds of alternatives to, or cautionary tales about, dominant understandings of political engagement might political expressions of “spirituality” present?

Submissions for the conference should address issues related to these broad questions. In so doing, authors are encouraged to pay careful attention to the following considerations. First, the project has addressed spirituality in America as an historical phenomenon with various traditions, legacies, and institutional frameworks that shape its participants’ conceptions of religion, politics, and culture. Second, while the project recognizes that spirituality is often linked to politically “liberal” or “progressive” registers of civic expression (in contrast, for example, to “conservative” religion), there are many instances that counter this association; likewise, there are many examples of spiritual projects serving the reproduction of dominant norms and institutions. Third, the project is acutely aware that the boundaries between religious and spiritual forms are continually contested, and that this contestation itself is often an enactment of strategies that make room for various incipient public projects.

Working Group on Spirituality, Political Engagement, and Public Life

Courtney Bender (Co-chair), Associate Professor of Religion, Columbia University
Carolyn E. Chen, Associate Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University
William E. Connolly, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Political Theory and International Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Kathryn Lofton, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Religious Studies, Yale University
Elizabeth McAlister, Associate Professor of Religion, Wesleyan University
Omar M. McRoberts (Co-chair), Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago
John Lardas Modern, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Franklin and Marshall College

Social Science Research Council

The Social Science Research Council is an independent nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of social science research and scholarship. Founded in New York City in 1923 as the world’s first national coordinating body of the social sciences, today the SSRC is an international resource for innovative, interdisciplinary public social science. Through its Program on Religion and the Public Sphere, the SSRC seeks to deepen engagement and cooperation among social scientists working on religion, secularism, and related topics; to support critical scholarship in this crucial area of study; and to increase public awareness of the social and political dimensions and ramifications of religion in the contemporary world.

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Eastern Consortium for Persian and Turkish Lecturer Position at Boston University

Eastern Consortium for Persian and Turkish Lecturer Position at Boston University

Summer teaching positions are available in Persian and Turkish at Boston University in the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature. Lecturers for summer elementary and intermediate Persian and Turkish courses will be sought from June 13, 2011 until August 19, 2011.

Requirements include native or near-native command of Persian or
Turkish; demonstrated excellence in college-level language teaching. Please send letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, sample syllabi and recent teaching evaluations to Ms. Jessica Hill at the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature (718 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, 617-358-5206, ecpt@bu.edu)

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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February 10, 2011

The Leadership Development Internship Program

The Leadership Development Internship Program

Internships at the Middle East Institute (MEI) are designed to provide undergraduates who have completed at least one year of school, recent graduates, and graduate students considering a career in a Middle East related field with hands-on experience in a Washington non-profit organization that focuses exclusively on the Middle East. Interns obtain guidance, experience, and exposure to the Washington policy and scholarly community while helping out with the everyday operations of the Middle East Institute.

Positions are available on a full or part-time basis with a minimum of 20 hours a week. Although there is no financial compensation for interns, MEI does offer each intern one free language class, a one-year membership to MEI, and reimbursement for local travel expenses.

Application Deadline (Summer 2011 term): March 7

Available internships:
Center for Turkish Studies, Communications, Development, Languages, Programs, Publications, Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, and Research Assistantships.

Application materials:
cover letter, résumé, college transcript, five-page writing sample, and a letter of recommendation in pdf format.

Send applications and questions to:
rwilson@mei.edu

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2011-2012 FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY

2011-2012 FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY
US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program

IREX is pleased to announce 2011-2012 competition for the US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program.

EPS provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals for up to eight weeks to serve US Embassies in Eurasia as policy specialists on a chosen topic and pursue their own research project independently. EPS Grant covers the cost of travel and in-country housing and provides a stipend for living expenses.

Eligible Embassies and Fields (for more detailed descriptions of research fields please see application instructions posted on the link below):

Azerbaijan (US Embassy, Baku)
·Caspian Geography/Environment
·Labor
·Education

Georgia (US Embassy, Tbilisi)
·Media

Kazakhstan (US Embassy, Astana)
·Civil Society
·Foreign Relations

Kyrgyzstan (US Embassy, Bishkek)
·Anti-Corruption
·Policy Coordination
·Cross-border trade

Russia
·History of US-Russia Relations (US Consulate, St. Petersburg)
·Environment (US Embassy, Moscow)
·Science Policy (US Embassy, Moscow)
·Energy/Public Policy (US Embassy, Moscow)

Tajikistan (US Embassy, Dushanbe)
·International Relations
·Economics/Corruption

Turkmenistan (US Embassy, Ashgabat)
·Religion
·Education
·Alternative/Solar Energy

Ukraine (US Embassy, Kyiv)
·Environmental Studies/Public Health

The EPS application and instructions are available on the IREX website: http://www.irex.org/application/us-embassy-policy-specialist-program-eps-application

Completed applications are due no later than March 15, 2011

Scholars and Professionals with advanced degrees (PhD, MA, MS, MFA, MBA, MPA, MLIS, MPH, JD, MD) and US citizenship are eligible to apply for the EPS Program.

Questions may be addressed to the EPS Program Staff at eps@irex.org or by telephone at 202-942-9111.

EPS is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program.

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February 07, 2011

PARC U.S. Faculty Development Seminar

PARC U.S. Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine
May 19-30, 2011 in Jerusalem and the West Bank
Original application deadline: January 31, 2011
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 17, 2011
Award notification: March 18, 2011

PARC announces its second faculty development seminar on Palestine. This 12-day seminar is for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine. PARC will select 10 to 15 U.S. faculty members to participate in Jerusalem-based activities that will include lectures, workshops and visits to local universities and other related institutions in the West Bank. Through these activities, participants will learn about the region, deepen their knowledge of their particular fields of interest as they relate to Palestine, and build relationships with Palestinian academic colleagues.

Applicants must:
-Be U.S. citizens.
-Be full-time faculty members at recognized U.S. colleges or universities. Applicants may come from any academic discipline, including the humanities, social sciences, economics, law, health, and science.
-Have a demonstrated interest in Palestine.
-Have little travel experience to Palestine.
-Be willing to integrate their experiences from the seminar into their own teaching and/or pursue a joint research project or publication with a Palestinian colleague.
-Be a member of PARC.

PARC will make all arrangements for seminars, workshops, tours and meetings with Palestinian academic colleagues. PARC will also make arrangements and cover all expenses for in-country group ground travel, accommodations, and group meals. Personal expenses will be the responsibility of each faculty member. Faculty members will need to provide their own international airfare. In cases of need, PARC will consider partial funding for international travel. For more information about this program, please visit PARC on the Web at http://parc-us-pal.org or send an email to us.parc@gmail.com. (Program contingent upon funding.)

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February 02, 2011

Summer Institute for Kazakh, Uyghur, and Uzbek

Summer Institute for Kazakh, Uyghur, and Uzbek

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) is an eight-week
intensive language training program for undergraduates, graduate students, and members of the community. In its inaugural year, 2011, CESSI will offer intensive first- and second-year Kazakh, intensive first- and second-year Uyghur, intensive first-year Uzbek, and intensive second-year Tajik. Scheduling of classes is contingent upon sufficient enrollment, particularly at the upper levels. CESSI will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2011 through 2013.

The priority deadline for admission and the fee remission grant is March 15, 2011. The application deadline for Foreign Language and Area Studies. (FLAS) fellowships at UW-Madison is February 15, 2011.

CESSI is a joint initiative of 22 U.S. Department of Education-funded National Resource Centers at 12 U.S. universities, along with Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan).

For more information, please visit: www.creeca.wisc.edu/cessi With questions, please write to cessi@creeca.wisc.edu or call: 608-262-3379.

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The American Institute for Maghrib Studies Annual Dissertation Workshop

The American Institute for Maghrib Studies Annual Dissertation Workshop

The American Institute for Maghrib Studies invites doctoral candidates to its 13th annual Dissertation Workshop on April 1-2, 2011 at the University of Arizona in Tucson. The workshop provides the opportunity for current doctoral or master candidates to present, discuss, and receive valuable feedback on work related to North Africa.

Accepted applicants will submit a piece of writing from their dissertations or theses at any stage (prospectus, dissertation chapter, or article draft). Participants will read and prepare discussion of one or more other submissions in addition to presenting their own. Scholars who have worked on North Africa in a variety of disciplines will offer feedback, as well as perspectives on publishing, job market conditions, and other topics germane toprofessional academic development.

The workshop further affords the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with colleagues in the field. All disciplines are welcome. In the past they have included: history, political science, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, comparative literature, psychology, and public health.

Space and funding are limited. There will be some money for travel expenses and per diem allowances. The workshop is open to AIMS members.

To become a student member (only $40) or renew your membership, please contact the AIMS Executive Office at aimscmes@email.arizona.edu.

Applicants should send a current C.V. and short (300-word) topic proposal by February 10, 2011 to Nicole Zaleski at nzales1@email.arizona.edu

For more information, please visit: http://nes.arizona.edu/mena/conference

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International Journal of Middle East Studies: "Maghribi Histories in the Modern Era"

International Journal of Middle East Studies: “Maghribi Histories in the Modern Era”

Until roughly a decade ago, modern North African history occupied a rather marginal position relative to the histories of adjacent regions. Edmund Burke III's observation that North Africa was "not quite African, not quite Arab, not quite European, the Maghrib inhabits a space between the essentialisms evoked by each" still held more or less true. Since then, however, the Maghrib's alleged liminality has proven instead to be a rich source of intellectual inquiry, scholarly debate, and theorizing. Just as importantly, research in the past ten years has connected what used to be somewhat distinct historical sub-fields in novel ways. And scholarly associations that once embodied those different fields have experienced considerable "in-migrations" and trans-associational traffic as younger scholars especially formulate and tackle new questions regarding North Africa from circa 1800 until the contemporary era. Now the Maghrib is seen as sitting at the confluence of multiple worlds and historical processes: Arab-Berber northern Africa, Europe, the Mediterranean, and, until the post-World War I period, the Ottoman Empire.

Nevertheless, IJMES has not benefited to the extent it might have from article submissions devoted to modern North African history. This special issue invites submissions from scholars in the historical sciences working on various periods from the late eighteenth century on , whose primary focus are the peoples, societies, and states in what we now know as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. We seek research that questions older periodizations, chronologies, binaries, and moments of rupture, or that iscomparative and/or transnational in nature, as well as scholarships that rethink historical narratives that were earlier conceptualized as bounded, e.g., for the colonial eras, the histories of the peoples assigned to the monolithic category of "settlers" or resident "Europeans."

Authors should follow the regular guidelines for submitting an article toIJMES through http://web.gc.cuny.edu/ijmes/pages/submissions.html

All articles in special issues must be accepted individually through the IJMES peer review process. Any accepted article that was submitted before March 15, 2011 and that fits the above description may be considered for publication in the special issue.

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11th Annual Southwest Graduate Conference in Middle Eastern Studies

11th Annual Southwest Graduate Conference in Middle Eastern Studies

The Middle East and North Africa Graduate Student Association at The University of Arizona present: Current Trends in the Study of the Middle East, North Africa & their Diasporas. Conference will be held from Tuesday, March 29, 2011 to Thursday, March 31, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. The UA MENA conference typically draws students from more than a dozen countries and is one of the largest, most respected graduate student conferences in the United States.

Objectives

The aims of the conference are to strengthen ties between academic disciplines, provide a platform for graduate students to present their research projects, exchange ideas, and create a network of emerging scholars spanning a variety of fields.

Paper Themes

Paper themes should relate to Current Trends in the Study of the Middle East, North Africa & their Diasporas. This may include, but is not limited to: religion, history, literature, gender, law, human rights, culture, identity, politics, society, movements, economy, education, environment, architecture, linguistics, and conflict. Additionally, students are invited to submit abstracts on other topics.

Submission Guidelines

Paper abstract submissions are due no later than Monday, February 21, 2011. Abstracts must be 250 words or less and submitted as a Microsoft Word document. Abstracts must be emailed to uamena@gmail.com and must include paper title, description, author name and affiliation (school and department), and contact information (phone number and email address).

Deadline Extended to Monday, Feb. 21st

For further information, please visit www.nes.arizona.edu/mena/home or submit your inquiries to uamena@gmail.com

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Ninth Annual Oman Cultural Immersion Program

Ninth Annual Oman Cultural Immersion Program

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is pleased to offer, through the Joseph J. Malone Fellowship in Arab and Islamic Studies, the Ninth Annual Oman Cultural Immersion study visit to the Sultanate of Oman March 4-15, 2011, including required pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. to be held on March 2-3, 2011. This unique opportunity will provide a privileged first hand exposure to one of the Arab world's most demographically, geographically, and socially diverse countries.

For an application, visit: ncusar.org/programs/NCUSAR_Malone_Fellowship_Application.pdf

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Teachers Educating Across Cultures in Harmony (TEACH)

Teachers Educating Across Cultures in Harmony (TEACH)

TEACH is a program aimed at cross cultural exchanges and increased knowledge between educators in the United States and the Arab World. In March 2011, the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce will lead a delegation of selected instructors to the Kingdom of Bahrain for the purpose of raising awareness, understanding, and cooperation between educators in the United States and the Middle East. This exchange will provide participating instructors with practical experience that can be brought to the classroom and allow the transfer of cultural understanding into educational work.

Through the TEACH Fellowship program, educators will explore the education system of Bahrain, the challenges that Bahraini educators face, and women’s role in education. They will receive commercial, political, and cultural briefings by the decision makers and thought leaders of Bahrain. Educators will visit with the U.S. Embassy, the Economic Development Board, and members of Parliament. Educators will also participate in excursions to Bahrain’s culturally and historically significant sites, such as the Bahrain Ancient Fort, Al-Areen Wildlife Sanctuary, containing endangered species such as Arabian Onyx, Barbar Temple, and A'ali Burial Mounds - largest prehistoric cemetery in the world. Participation fee for the trip is $500 which includes:

* International Roundtrip Airfare
* Site Visits
* Airfare between the countries
* Most Meals
* Hotel Accommodations
* Networking Receptions
* Ground Transportation
* Visas Program

For information, contact: Hala Al-Abdulwahed at Hala@bilateralchamber.org or call 713.880.8168.

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Study Abroad: Global Exploration for Educators Organization

Study Abroad: Global Exploration for Educators Organization

Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that runs professional development travel programs designed for teachers.

GEEO is offering 13 different travel programs for the summer of 2011: India, China, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey/Syria/Jordan/Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa/Mozambique/Zimbabwe/Botswana, Morocco, Argentina/Uruguay/Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Costa Rica and Guatemala/Belize/Mexico.

Educators have the option to earn graduate school credit (3 credits through Indiana University) and professional development credit while seeing the world. The trips are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. GEEO also advises teachers on how to find funding to subsidize the cost of the trips. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and University educators and administrators, as well as retired educators. Educators are also permitted to bring along a non-educator guest.

Detailed information about each trip, including itineraries, costs, travel dates, and more can be found at www.geeo.org. GEEO can also be reached 7 days a week, toll free at 1-877-600-0105 between 9AM-9PM EST. To sign-up for GEEO's listserv, please send an email to listserv@geeo.org with the subject line "subscribe."

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Fellowship: 2011-2012 Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award in Palestine Studies

Fellowship: 2011-2012 Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award in Palestine Studies

The Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University’s Middle East Institute is pleased to announce the 2011-2012 Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Award in Palestine Studies. This fellowship seeks to recognize and foster innovative scholarship on issues related to Palestine and Palestinians. The award will support a scholar working on a book project in any field of the humanities or social sciences.

The international competition is open to all post-doctoral scholars who share the mission of the Center for Palestine Studies to advance the production and circulation of knowledge on Palestinian history, culture, society, and politics through outstanding scholarship. The one-semester fellowship at Columbia carries a stipend of $25,000 and the status of post-doctoral research fellow or visiting scholar, as appropriate.

Application deadline is February 15, 2011.

More information and application material is available on the Center for Palestine Studies website: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/palestine/about/fellowships.html

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Job: Summer Language Instructor at University of Wisconsin

Job: Summer Language Instructor at University of Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII) invites applications for summer 2011 language instructors in all 3 languages.

APTLII is an 8-week residential language immersion program. Students and staff will live on campus in a language community and are expected to use the appropriate language (Arabic, Persian, or Turkish) at all times. Information about the program can be found on the APTLII website, http://aptlii.global.wisc.edu

A detailed job description, along with application instructions, can be found at the following pages:

Arabic Instructor - http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_066382.html
Persian Instructor - http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_066265.html
Turkish Instructor - http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_066280.html

Complete applications must be received by February 28, 2011 to ensure consideration.

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