CFP: Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference (Arctic University of Norway)

Deadline: June 15, 2020

The Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (SCLA) will hold its 17th conference on December 4-6, 2020 at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, Norway. The conference will be locally organized and hosted by the CLEAR research group led by Tore Nesset and Laura A. Janda at UiT.

They invite abstracts for 20+10 min presentations on any topic of relevance to Slavic Cognitive Linguistics. Abstracts should be based on work that has not yet been published. They especially encourage submissions from young researchers. Abstracts can be written in English or in any Slavic language. For more details see the abstract submission section.

Invited speakers

  • The confirmed invited speaker is Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History)

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Balkan, Eurasian, Russian Study Abroad Programs (American Councils)

Deadline: June 10, 2020

American Councils Study Abroad has extended the deadline for its Summer 2020 Online programs to June 10. We will be offering the following programs online this summer:

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Prof. Dev. : Russian Military Executive Education Course

Deadline: June 1, 2020

The Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (https://www.csis.org/) in Washington D.C. has an executive education program CSIS designed for scholars with a background in Russian studies to develop new skills and expertise in analyzing Russian military affairs.

This executive education program is taking place on July 20 – 24, 2020 and is free to participants accepted into the program. CSIS is accepting applications through June 1, 2020 but the earlier applications come in, the better. Full details are on the course website: https://www.csis.org/programs/executive-education/current-programs/understanding-russian-military-today

Please Note: although the program is designed to be held in Washington, it will be conducted remotely if pandemic conditions do not allow on-site operations.

Summer Intensive Intermediate Russian Language Course (Harvard University)

Deadline: June 18, 2020

Harvard University is offering an intensive Intermediate Russian course this summer. The course will be taught interactively via zoom, from June 22 to August 8, 2020 and satisfies the FLAS contact hours requirement. The summer school will provide Harvard credit and easy continuation for students from other universities. The summer program is now open for registration at the Harvard Summer School website: https://www.summer.harvard.edu/course-catalog/courses?keyword=russian 

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CFP: Bobby R Inman Award for Student Scholarship on Intelligence (UT Austin)

Deadline: June 30, 2020


The Clements-Strauss Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the sixth annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security. The winner of the “Inman Award” will receive a cash prize of $5,000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash prize of $2,500. This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2019-20 academic year. The deadline for submitting papers is June 30, 2020.
 
The Intelligence Studies Project was established at The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 as a joint venture of the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Clements Center for National Security with the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The Project’s mission is to improve understanding of intelligence activities and institutions through research, courses, and public events bringing intelligence practitioners together with scholars, students, and the public.
 
The Bobby R. Inman Awardrecognizes more than six decades of distinguished public service by Bobby R. Inman, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.). Admiral Inman served in multiple leadership positions in the U.S. military, intelligence community, private industry, and at The University of Texas. His previous intelligence posts include Director of Naval Intelligence, Vice-Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Director of the National Security Agency, and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence. He continues to serve as a teacher, advisor, and mentor to students, faculty members, and current government officials while occupying the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. His areas of teaching and research are focused on political, economic, and military activities, policy processes and institutions, international affairs and diplomacy, and intelligence and national security. 
 
Additional information about the Inman Award, including submission requirements and previous winners, is available at www.intelligencestudies.utexas.edu/inman-award

Introductory Czech Online Course (Harvard University)

Deadline: June 18, 2020

Harvard University offers an intensive Introductory Czech course during this summer. The course will be taught interactively via zoom, from June 20 to August 8, 2020, and is open to both Harvard and other students. The course satisfies the FLAS contact hours requirement.

This 7-weeks (5 days per week) intensive course (8 credits) provides a comprehensive introduction to modern Czech language and culture for those who would like to speak Czech or use the language for reading and research. Designed for students without any previous knowledge of Czech, the course stresses all four major communicative skills (speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing). Students are introduced to Czech culture through readings, screenings, and class discussions. This course prepares students to continue in Czech at the intermediate level or for study or travel abroad in the Czech Republic.

Registration at: https://www.summer.harvard.edu/course-catalog/courses?gclid=CjwKCAjwqJ_1BRBZEiwAv73uwLui-Usb7S9-V8G-4iOFmcMg-0syN30sKqSBxQAeu-TcyK56XfTJXhoCz24QAvD_BwE&subjects=Czech

For further details, please contact the instructor for the course, Dr. Veronika Tuckerova: vtuckerova@fas.harvard.edu, or Dr. Steven Clancy: sclancy@fas.harvard.edu

Czech and Russian Summer Online Language Courses (University of Texas)

Deadline: May, June 2020

UT is pleased to offer both Russian and Czech Language Online this summer for both UT and non-UT students. *note: All courses, except for RUS 406/407 are FLAS-eligible.


RUSSIAN ONLINE

The online Russian classes offered through the University of Texas were developed specifically for online instruction. They are highly interactive and offer students a lot of flexibility. The first and second semester, Russian 406/Russian 407, will be offered through our extension campus this summer. 

Online Russian at UT is a fully developed online sequence with both synchronous and asynchronous components and is designed to bring absolute novice learners to an intermediate level proficiency. The content was designed and developed in house at UT in conjunction with our liberal arts development studio. The three-semester sequence is semi-intensive and equates to a traditional 2-year college course. Each of the classes is offered in both the fall and spring semesters. The first and second class, RUS 406/407, is additionally offered during the first summer session. 

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Job: Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy

Deadline: June 3, 2020

The Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy program is now accepting applications until the deadline on June 3rd. The program places fellows in the Washington, D.C. offices of Members of Congress and congressional committees. Additionally, fellows meet once a week at issue seminars with women’s advocates, congressional staff, researchers, and lobbyists. This program is unique—the only graduate-level fellowship program on Capitol Hill focused on women. 

Please share this opportunity widely in your networks as an amazing chance for students and recent alumni to begin their careers in policymaking. We encourage you to share this opportunity through newsletters, email blasts, or with staff members/professors who would like to share the application with interested students. 

Only students who are currently enrolled in a master’s, doctoral, or professional degree program at an accredited institution, or who have completed such a program within two years of January 2021, are eligible to apply. To start your application visit: https://wcpi.embark.com/apply/login.

You can also find us on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn. Please feel free to follow us for updates and share our fellowship posts with your network! 

CFP: Poljarnyj Vestnik – An International Journal of Slavic Studies

Deadline: June 19, 2020

It is a great pleasure for us to invite all of you to submit papers to Poljarnyj Vestnik – An International Journal of Slavic StudiesPoljarnyj Vestnik was  earlier the working papers of the University of Tromsö, but has been upgraded to an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research about Slavic languages, literatures and cultures. We now welcome submissions for our seventh volume after the reorganization. Contributions from Slavists from any country and institution are welcome. Articles are published in English or Russian. The homepage of the journal is: http://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/vestnik/index

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CFP: Journal for Distinguished Language Studies

Deadline: June 30, 2020

The Journal for Distinguished Language Studies (JDLS), founded by the Coalition of Distinguished Language Centers under the direction of Dr. Betty Lou Leaver and Boris Shekhtman in 2002, has transitioned to a new publisher, MSI Press LLC.

Our plan is to publish a bridge issue covering the years 2011-2020, when the journal was in hiatus as a result of the previous publisher experiencing difficulty in funding publication of the journal. Following the bridge issue, the JDLS will move to regular annual publication.

JDLS is a refereed volume and the only journal to focus exclusively on the highest levels of language achievement: that is, native-like or near-native. This level is labeled “distinguished” by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and “Level 4/advanced professional proficiency” by the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR). Descriptions can be found at the ACTFL and ILR websites.

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