July 18, 2013

Steps to becoming a Foreign Service Officer

Follow the link below to learn more about the steps to take if you are interested in the foreign service:

http://careers.state.gov/officer/selection-process#nogo

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June 12, 2013

Call for Papers: Workshop on “Citizens, Parties, and Electoral Contexts”

Making Electoral Democracy Work, the Electoral Integrity Project, and IPSA’s Research Section on Elections, Citizens, and Parties are organizing a one-day, pre-IPSA workshop on Friday, July 18, 2014, in Montreal, Canada to examine the theme “Citizens, Parties, and Electoral Contexts.” The workshop welcomes paper proposals using multiple methods and approaches that seek to tackle several related questions: what impact do electoral rules and electoral integrity have on citizen’s participation, especially voting turnout and campaign activism; what impact do electoral rules and electoral integrity have on political representation, especially the accountability of elected officials to citizens; what impact do electoral rules and electoral integrity have on party choice and voting behavior; and what impact do electoral rules and electoral integrity have on the behavior of political parties? Paper proposals should include the name(s) and institutional affiliations of authors, the title, and a short (100 words) synopsis and can be submitted online at www.electoralintegrity.com. Email electoralintegrity@gmail.com with questions. Proposal deadline: September 1, 2013

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Research Opportunity at the Open Government Partnership Action Plans

The deadline for applications is June 21, 2013. Direct questions to the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) Program Manager at joseph.foti@opengovpartnership.org.

The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is seeking individuals to carry out research at the national level in 39 countries to assess government progress on implementation of OGP Action Plans. The OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. The IRM is a key means by which all stakeholders can track progress within participating countries. By tracking and publicizing progress, it promotes strong accountability between member governments and citizens. The IRM works primarily by disseminating annual independent assessment reports for each OGP participating government. Each national progress report will assess the implementation of action plans and progress in fulfilling open government principles, and will develop technical recommendations.

The 39 countries to be evaluated in late 2013 include: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Slovak Republic, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uruguay.

http://www.internationalbudget.org/wp-content/uploads/OGP-IRM-Local-Researchers-Call-2nd-Cohort.pdf?utm_content=art%40ned.org&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=here&utm_campaign=Open%20Government%20Partnership%3A%20Call%20for%20Researcherscontent

The 39 countries to be evaluated in late 2013 include: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Slovak Republic, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uruguay.

http://www.internationalbudget.org/wp-content/uploads/OGP-IRM-Local-Researchers-Call-2nd-Cohort.pdf?utm_content=art%40ned.org&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=here&utm_campaign=Open%20Government%20Partnership%3A%20Call%20for%20Researcherscontent

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