Tag Archives: February 2018

CFP: CIEE Annual Conference (Barcelona, Spain)

Deadline for Submissions: February 12, 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2018

Across the country and around the world, exciting new educational models are emerging in an effort to prepare students for learning and working in the digital age. Flipped classrooms, artificial intelligence, online learning, competency-based education, adaptive learning, collaborative education, phenomenon-based learning, and design thinking are a few of the innovative approaches being used in higher education.

How can we broaden and accelerate this trend, especially in international education? What new education models successfully empower students to become innovators – skilled at not just adapting to change, but leading it? True, technology continues to make the world more interconnected and intercultural relationships more accessible – but that alone doesn’t prepare students to thrive in a constantly-changing world. Today’s students must be skillful at collaborating within diverse teams, understanding and appreciating global challenges, and looking at issues from multiple angles; all qualities which study abroad supports in meaningful ways – and which may rival the importance of obtaining proficiency in one discipline.

Questions before us include:

  • How can we take experiential learning abroad to the next level – to not only inform students but to form them?
  • How can we empower our students to be leaders of innovation so they can solve complex world problems?
  • How can we ensure new student-centered models emphasize global competencies like creativity, collaboration, and adaptability?
  • How does new educational technology encourage students to focus on global challenges?
  • How can we train students to break the single-discipline approach when addressing complex problems and instead use intercultural, interdisciplinary collaboration?

As a community of international educators, let us innovate and create the experiential learning models that empower students to change the world. Continue reading

Prof. Devel.: Careers Representing America Networking Event (Austin, TX)

Date & Time of Event: February 6, 2018 • 6:00PM – 8:00PM

U.S. Department of State
Careers Representing America Networking Event

University of Texas – Austin • LBJ School of Public Affairs
Sid Richardson Hall 3.122 (on the first floor of the LBJ School)
2315 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78712

This event is open to the public.

The U.S. Department of State is dedicated to protecting and strengthening America’s interests abroad and right here at home. So whether providing healthcare services to U.S. diplomats and their families abroad, explaining U.S. foreign policy to citizens of other countries, or helping U.S. farmers open up markets in emerging countries, you can make a difference with the U.S. Department of State.

The event is designed to raise awareness about the Department and its careers, and offers the opportunity for those interested (or who just want to learn more) to meet directly with Foreign Service Officers and Specialists and Civil Service professionals who work on the business of diplomacy each and every day, in the U.S. and abroad. Attendees will learn more about our careers, the selection and hiring processes, and the issues on which our employees work that impact the American public, and specifically the citizens of Texas.

U.S. Department of State is a diverse organization and welcomes interest from all. Regardless of your ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or social-economic background, we encourage you to consider attending this event.

RSVPs are required. Seating is limited. Please sign up today!

If you cannot attend, please visit careers.state.gov for more information
on careers with the U.S. Department of State.

CFP: Love & Monstrosity: What Have We Done/What Are We Going to Do (U. of Arizona)

Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2018

Call for Papers
New Directions in Critical Theory Graduate Conference, 2018
Love & Monstrosity: What Have We Done/What Are We Going to Do
The University of Arizona, Department of English
April 20-21
Tucson, Arizona

“It is true, we shall be monsters, cut off from all the world; but on that account we shall be more attached to one another.”
—from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818)

The graduate students of the University of Arizona’s Department of English invite proposals for the annual New Directions in Critical Theory Graduate Conference. Held every spring, New Directions is an interdisciplinary conference organized for and by graduate students as a way of drawing together scholars, artists, and activists across diverse disciplines.

This year’s conference, entitled “Love & Monstrosity: What Have We Done/What Are We Going to Do,” invites papers and performances that explore the limitless potential and fraught relations between love and monstrosity. We hope that presenters will consider the ways in which their interests dovetail with this theme and use it as a means for exposing and interrogating the current, often monstrous, state of the world as well as a means for finding and spreading hope through a praxis of radical love. As bell hooks suggests, “an ethic of love” emerges from the periphery as scholars, artists, and activists use it to shape the direction of their “political vision” as well as their “radical aspirations.” We hope that our conference will provide an inclusive model that welcomes not only traditional academic scholars from the humanities, but also scholars in other fields and nontraditional scholars, artists, and activists who would like to engage in a dialogue about the potential for love to inspire hope in an increasingly precarious world.

Possible topics for critical and creative presentations include but are not

limited to:

Women Firsts, Queer firsts, POC firsts, monstrosity, radical love, queer theologies the entangled bank, ecology, environmental criticism, climate change, the Trump presidency, trauma and recovery terror, horror, revulsion, hope, sadness, exhaustion, community resilience, collective resistance, activism, running for office, the politics of aesthetics, aesthetic politics, ethno-nationalism, cosmopolitans, beginnings of histories, biopolitics, births, hybrids, binaries, polarization, healing, the mythic, archetypes, stereotypes, tyrants Continue reading

Funding: Language Teaching and Learning Research Grants (U. of Pittsburgh)

Deadline for Applications: February 01, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies will award up to two Language Teaching and Learning Research (LTLR) Grants for scholars to conduct research projects on-site at the Summer Language Institute in June – July 2018. Funded projects must focus on the teaching and learning of one or more of the following priority languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Other languages that are taught at the SLI may be included in a project proposal in addition to these priority languages; see www.sli.pitt.edu for the complete list of language courses offered. Applicants may propose to be in residence in Pittsburgh for either all or a portion of the two-month duration of the SLI, according to the needs of their projects.

Guidelines: Applicants should propose projects that will take advantage of the unique environment and resources available at an intensive campus-based summer language institute, while not placing excessive demands on the time of SLI instructors or students. Projects involving the development of online language instructional materials are of particular interest, but other types of projects that make significant contributions to language teaching and learning will also be considered. Successful applicants will be responsible for obtaining IRB approval or exemption for research projects involving human subjects and for obtaining the informed consent of research subjects, if applicable, before starting to work on their projects.

Applicants may request a total of $2,000 to $4,000 for housing, food and other living expenses; round-trip travel to Pittsburgh, if applicable; and research-related costs such as materials or software purchases, statistical or technology consulting services, etc. (please note that hardware purchases are not eligible for LTLR funding). All expenses should be justified in a brief budget narrative. Applicants are encouraged to seek supplemental funding from their home institutions. Continue reading

Academic Job: Visiting Fellowships 2018-2019 (U. of Helsinki)

Deadline for Applications: February 13, 2018

The Aleksanteri Institute is pleased to invite applications for its Visiting Fellowships for the academic year 2018 –2019 from scholars holding a PhD degree and pursuing research that relates to the Institute’s research profile. The Fellowship carries a monthly grant of 3300 euros to cover all of the expenses related to the research visit, which can range from one to three months. The Visiting Fellowship scheme is intended for scholars who reside outside Finland.

The deadline for applications is 13 February 2018.

For more information on the fellowships, please visit www.helsinki.fi/aleksanteri/english/fellowship/

The Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki) is the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European studies, with a multidisciplinary research profile based on social sciences and humanities.

CFP: 50th Annual ASEEES Convention (Boston, MA)

Deadline for Submissions: February 28, 2018

The 50th Annual ASEEES Convention will be held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place from Thursday, December 6, to Sunday, December 9, 2018. The Convention theme is “Performance”.

February 28, 2018 for ALL submissions
The online submission closes at 11:59pm PT (UTC -8) on Feb. 28, 2018.

TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS

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CFP: 5th Annual Conference on Eurasian Politics & Society (Istanbul, Turkey)

Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2018

The 5th International Conference on Eurasian Politics & Society
IEPAS2018

“Conference Theme: Diplomatic Representation of Cities

Bahariye Mevlevihanesi, Istanbul – Turkey
Monday,  April 23, 2018 – Tuesday,  April 24, 2018 (All Day)

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2018
Registration Deadline for Presenters: March 20, 2018

 

This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery on Eurasian Studies. IEPAS2018 will afford the opportunity for networking new relationships, hearing the latest research, presenting and publishing before a global audience and experiencing Turkey.

 

IEPAS2018 Conference Topics and Streams

 

Diplomatic Representation of Cities
  • Turkey in Eurasia
  • Turkic Countries
  • Geopolitics of Eurasia
  • Energy Politics and Energy Security of Eurasia
  • Globalisation in Eurasia
  • Regions and Regionalism in Eurasia
  • Islamic Movements in Eurasia
  • Democracy in Eurasia
  • Civilisation & Diplomacy in Eurasia
  • Modernization in Eurasia
  • Migration in Eurasia
  • Terrorism and Eurasia
  • Cultural Diplomacy in Eurasia
  • Eurasia in World Politics
  • Historical Perspectives to Eurasia
  • Major and Regional Powers in Eurasia
  • The Socio-Economic Structure and Future of Eurasia
  • Conflicts and Conflict Resolution in Eurasia
And relevant subjects…
For more information click here.

Funding Opportunity: Faculty Fellows (The Auschwitz Jewish Center)

Deadline for Applications: February 11, 2018

Faculty Fellows

Through travel in Poland for three weeks, during which time Fellows visit Krakow, Warsaw, Lódź, Treblinka, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz), Fellows gain not only knowledge of the Holocaust sites they visit, but also an understanding of the legacy of the Holocaust in Poland, its effects on collective memory, and complexities surrounding such categories as victim, bystander, and perpetrator.

The Fellowship will offer Faculty Fellowships in 2018. These Fellowships will be for faculty who teach the Holocaust in any discipline but have not made its history their primary area of study. The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program – Faculty Fellowship is open to professors of all faiths.  Continue reading

Study Abroad: Trans-Siberian Program (U of New Hampshire)

Deadline for application: February 28, 2018

Unique Trans-Siberian Study Abroad Program, University of New Hampshire
 

What is the program?

The UNH Russia Program is a unique summer study abroad opportunity for all interested students to experience first-hand the vastness of Russia. Students travel with UNH faculty and study Russian language, culture, and history with stays in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and a trip across the country on the Trans-Siberian Railroad! Visits include cultural, historical, and political venues (including the Duma, Kremlin, Hermitage, WWII bunker, Gulag Museum, Tatar hat workshop, hiking around Lake Baikal, participate in traditional Russian folk wedding, Lenin’s house in Gorki, banya, Russo-Japanese war fortresses and bunkers in Vladivostok) with readings and discussion at each site.
 
4 Week and 8 Week Programs
 
4 Week program: Earn 8 UNH credits studying culture and history while traveling to St. Petersburg, Moscow and on to Siberia, with stops in Kazan, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Arshan (a village in Buryatiya) and ending in Vladivostok. No prior study of Russian language is required. Survival Russian included in pre-departure and in-country work. All students with an interest in Russian history, politics and culture should apply. Tentative program dates: May 23-June 25.
 
8 Week program: After the above 4 weeks of travel, students stay in Moscow and have language classes taught by faculty from Language Link. Earn an addition 8 credits studying Russian language (grammar, conversation and phonetics at the appropriate level with 4 additional hours a week of conversational work.) These credits are issued by Language Link.Tentative program dates: May 23-July 23.
 
Pre-departure orientation sessions (via Skype) and pre-departure assignments (reading, lectures and work done on-line with a UNH faculty member.) 
Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the full expanse of Russia!

How do I apply or learn more?

Internship: Overseas Professional & Intercultural Training Program (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2018

Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training Program (OPIT)

OPIT gives students the substantive overseas professional experience and intercultural skills demanded by today’s global market. English-language internships are available in a wide range of fields, including business, humanities, social sciences, innovation, and STEM disciplines throughout the Balkans, the Baltics, and Eurasia.

Program Description

Through OPIT’s six-week, English-language internships, students gain the substantive overseas professional experience and intercultural communication skills demanded by today’s global market. Participants can choose a placement in a variety of fields, including business, democracy building, human rights, education, science, technology, gender issues, journalism, public health, environmental protection, and social services in 17 countries in Southeast Europe, Eurasia, and the Baltics.

A full-time in-country American Councils staff person oversees the professional and intercultural program, assists participants in administrative and personal matters, and works closely with the host organization to ensure that participants are engaged in meaningful projects. The OPIT program draws on an extensive network of community partners, expert regional staff, and overseas resources developed by American Councils over the years.

Knowledge of a foreign-language is not required; however, the program does provide foreign language internships to interested and qualified students, and all students have the opportunity to combine their internships with intensive language study.

For more information, and to apply, click here.