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August 03, 2011

HERITAGE 2012 3rd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development

HERITAGE 2012 3rd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development

June 19-22, 2012 * Porto * Portugal

Organised by: Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development Porto, Portugal

Conference Overview

Heritage 2012, 3rd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development follows the path of the previous editions: it aims at establishing a state of the art event regarding the relationships between forms and kinds of heritage and the framework of sustainable development concepts.

Environment, economics, society and culture, the four dimensions of sustainable development, are brought here to define a singular approach on how to deal and go beyond the traditional aspects of heritage preservation and safeguarding. On our today’s world, heritage is no longer just a memory or a cultural reference, or even a place or an object. Heritage is moving towards broader and wider scenarios, where it becomes often the driven forces for commerce, business, leisure and politics.

HERITAGE 2012 is a peer reviewed conference.

Visit the conference website for full details about the conference scope, topics and submission procedures at:

Abstract Submission

Submit an abstract via the conference website: http://www.heritage2012.greenlines-institute.org or contact the Conference Secretariat below.


-Heritage and governance for sustainability
-Heritage and society
-Heritage and environment
-Heritage and Economics
-Heritage and culture
-Heritage and education for the future
-Special Chapter: Preservation of historic buildings

Conference Secretariat:

Secretariat HERITAGE 2012
Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development
Av. Alcaides de Faria, 377 S12
4750-106 Barcelos, PORTUGAL

Telephone: + 351 253 815 037
Email: heritage2012@greenlines-institute.org

Please circulate this announcement to colleagues who may be interested in this conference.

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AIA Site Preservation Grant

AIA Site Preservation Grant

In its efforts to help protect our archaeological heritage, the Archaeological Institute of America is pleased to offer grants that can help make site preservation practices possible for projects around the globe. One such grant is the AIA’s Site Preservation Grant.

The Site Preservation Grant is intended to fund projects that uphold the AIA's mission to preserve and promote the world's archaeological heritage for future generations. The goal of the grant, which carries a maximum value of $25,000 to be awarded over the course of one to three years, is to maximize global preservation efforts and awareness through AIA support. The AIA is targeting projects that not only seek to directly preserve archaeological sites, but those that also emphasize outreach, education, and/or best practices intended to create a positive impact on the local community, students, and the discipline of archaeology as a whole.

Deadline: October 15, 2011

Please note, applicants must first submit an inquiry form. If approved, applicants will have until October 15 to complete a full application.

For more information please contact me or visit our website: http://archaeological.org/sitepreservation/grants

To learn about past winners, visit: http://archaeological.org/sitepreservation/projects

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August 01, 2011

Regional Coordinator


Application deadline: 19 August 2011

The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) includes 2,500 civil society organizations in 150 different countries working in partnership to strengthen international cooperation with the ICC; ensure that the Court is fair, effective and independent; make justice both visible and universal; and advance stronger national
laws that deliver justice to victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. The ICC is the first permanent Court with the mandate to bring to justice individuals who commit the most serious violations of international humanitarian law, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. For further information about the Court and the work of the Coalition, visit our website at www.coalitionfortheicc.org. With major developments that have occurred and continue to evolve throughout
MENA—particularly in Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Bahrain, Syria and Morocco, and the UN Security Council’s referral of the Libya situation to the ICC—the world’s attention is focused closely on the region. In addition, there has been a shift whereby there is now
strong interest from several government and interim government leaders to integrate justice into their respective efforts to address these developments.


The Coalition for the International Criminal Court seeks a Regional Coordinator for the MENA region for its International Secretariat, who will be based in the Middle East-North Africa region; country to be determined based in part on qualified applicant's preferred location. The Regional Coordinator (RC) will have overall responsibility to implement the Coalition's campaign in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Under the general supervision of the CICC Program Director and the direct supervision of the Director of Regional Programs, the RC will work in collaboration with the CICC
Outreach Liaison for the region (who is based in New York) and the MENA Program Officer (based in Jordan) to advance the Coalition's campaign goals of ensuring universal ratification, effective domestic legislation, international support for the International Criminal Court (ICC), stronger ICC networks, and support for the integrity
of the Rome Statute.


The responsibilities of the MENA Regional Coordinator will include but are not limited to:
• Creating and maintaining a good working relationship with CICC members throughout the region;
• Providing support and guidance to CICC members throughout the region to reinforce their capacities to advance justice at the ICC and nationally;
• Identifying new CICC members and allies in the region to diversity the web of CICC partners and ICC interested parties in the region;
• Assessing developments in key countries such as Libya and others to be determined; developing advocacy strategies in each target country, together with key national and international partners to lead to progress on long term CICC objectives, including ratification, implementation, complementarity, and cooperation;
• Facilitating exchanges of view and expertise between national NGOs and the government organs;
• Meeting with government officials, academics, parliamentarians and other key stakeholders to promote the CICC’s goals at the national level;
• Helping develop and review proposals from NGOs for ICC-related local activities;
• Attending relevant regional and national meetings in MENA;
• Identifying and developing relationships with key media contacts;
• Drafting regular reports on the ICC process in MENA;
• Maintaining internal communications by liaising regularly with the CICC Secretariat by email and phone;
• Supervising other MENA-based office staff and interns, as required.


• Advanced degree in law, international relations or other relevant field, with specialization in international human rights or humanitarian law;
• In-depth knowledge on Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia;
• At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience;
• Significant advocacy experience;
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision when required;
• Ability to be a strong team player committed to overall objectives of the CICC;
• Experience working closely with NGOs around the world, in particular in the region;
• Fluent English and Arabic language skills including excellent writing, advocacy and public speaking skills in Arabic and English;
• Ability to interact with NGOs, government officials and intergovernmental organizations with tact, diplomacy and cultural sensitivity;
• Familiarity with regional politics and cultures;
• Skilled at prioritizing and completing multiple tasks;
• Demonstrated experience in personnel and project (programmatic and financial)management;
• Willingness to travel extensively;
• Dynamism, independence, strong commitment to the International Criminal Court and international justice.


• Salary commensurate with experience;
• Opportunity to play a significant role in the establishment of a fair, effective and independent International Criminal Court;
• Opportunity to influence the development of our campaign priorities in the MENA region.


Interested candidates should send, in English:
- A curriculum vitae;
- A cover letter stating your interest in work with the CICC and summarizing your suitability for the position;
- Three references (name, title, affiliation, email and phone number).

Please email or fax applications to:

Meriam Manell Sassi, Program Associate
Coalition for the International Criminal Court
Fax: +1 (212) 599-1332
E-Mail: jobs@coalitionfortheicc.org

Include your first and last name, the job title (MENA Regional Coordinator) and the date of submission in the subject line of your email or fax. Applications must be received by August 19 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Note that only those candidates selected for interview will be notified. No phone calls, please. The CICC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly committed to
hiring and retaining a diverse and internationally representative staff.

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Visiting Fellowships

Visiting Fellowships

Applications for the academic year 2012-2013 are invited for Visiting Fellowships.

These are offered to support research in any area of the arts, humanities, or the social sciences that has relevance to the study of Islam or the Muslim world (particularly anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, law, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, and sociology).

Applications would normally be scholars or writers at the postdoctoral or equivalent level, but senior researchers are also eligible. An academic affiliation is not a necessary requirement.

Each Fellowship carries a stipend of £4000 and membership of the Common Room. The stipend is intended as a supplementary award and may be held in conjunction with other research grants, stipends, or sabbatical salaries. Fellowships are tenable from 1 October 2012 for nine months, though shorter periods will be considered. Click here for the webpage.

Visiting Research Fellowships

Applications for the academic year 2012-2013 are invited for the Imam Bukhari and Imam Tirmizi Visiting Research Fellowships. Applicants should be citizens of countries in Asia or Africa. Preference will be given to those studying classical Islamic sciences, although other areas in the humanities and social sciences will be considered. These Fellowships each carry a stipend of £3000 and membership of the Common Room. The stipend is intended as a supplementary award and may be held in conjunction with other research grants, stipends, or sabbatical salaries.

The Fellowships will be tenable from 1 October 2012 for a minimum period of three months. These Fellowships are intended to encourage interaction among academics from various traditions of learning. The Imam Bukhari and Imam Tirmizi Research Fellows will be expected to devote their time to research and writing and to participate in the Centre’s academic activities. Click here for the webpage.

Application Procedure

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a brief statement of proposed research. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Centre.

Application forms may be obtained from the OCIS website (click here) or from:
The Academic Office,
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies,
George Street, Oxford,
OX1 2AR, UK.
Tel: 00 44 1865 278730; Fax: 00 44 1865 248942;
email: fellowships@oxcis.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is 9th December 2011.

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