Deadline: November 10 and December 1, 2017
Participants do not have to speak Russian to join the program.
CLICK HERE to download the full brochure on both trips!
Links to pictures, participant blogs, and television news reports are below. They give you a sense of some of the things that students can do, see, and experience while participating in the Alternative Spring Break program.
If you have questions about any aspect of the American Home’s work, please do not hesitate to contact me and please feel to look at event’s website – www.serendipity-russia.com/edex/html
I hope that we will have the privilege to work with you and your students in Vladimir!
Below is a short description of the two options for Alternative Spring Break:
VLADIMIR (March 3-11, 2018): Help several community organizations, including the Youth Health and Education Center, Karl Liebnicht Orphanage, Russian Orthodox Church, Handicapped Children’s Association “Light”, Vladimir Regional Veterans’ Home and others, while interacting with Russian university students and experiencing the delight and wonder of provincial Russia.
MUROM (March 10-18, 2018): Help university students at the Murom Institute (an affiliate of Vladimir State University) to improve their English language skills; prepare audio and video materials for their English language program. During the Soviet period Murom was a closed city. Today it remains isolated from traditional tourist routes. Foreign language faculty and students are eager for contact with native English speakers.
Deadline for application: December 20, 2017
Contested Bodies: Identities and Spaces in Post-Soviet Territories
March 15-16,2018 (University of Pennsylvania)
Submission Deadline: Dec. 20, 2017
What does it mean to be a ‘post-Soviet person’ today? The Soviet Union was created and held together on the premise that the power of class consciousness could create a community that transcends the limitations of ethnicity and language. The events of 1991 shattered this illusion. As the USSR dissolved, newly created states and people across the post-Soviet space were left with the task of figuring out who they were and to what country, body politic, language, and culture they belonged. In the early post-Soviet years, this process was manifested in social violence in the form of armed conflicts in Georgia and Moldova, the expulsion of Russian nationals from Central Asian states, and criminal infighting over the privatization of former Soviet industrial complexes. As time passed, however, it began to seem that the people and states of the region were embarking on an era of peaceful co-existence, built on shared recognition of their common history and present situation in the world.
Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2017
EMPLOYMENT CLASS: Faculty
WORKING TITLE: Professor of International Studies
OFFICIAL TITLE: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)
HIRING DEPARTMENT: A488300-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/SOCIOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY
ANTICIPATED BEGIN DATE: AUGUST 20, 2018
ADVERTISED SALARY: Negotiable; ACADEMIC (9 months)
DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION: Ph.D. degree in anthropology, sociology, geography, or related field prior to start of appointment.
MINIMUM NUMBER OF YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE: Teaching experience required. For tenure-track position, demonstrated potential for excellence in research required. For tenured position, record of excellence in research, teaching, and service.
UW-Madison is accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor with tenure in International Studies beginning August 20, 2018. Successful applicant will engage in the intellectual life of their home department through teaching, scholarly research and service. Successful applicant will be expected to teach two courses per semester with half in the International Studies Major and half in their tenure home. The appointee is expected to teach International Studies 101: Introduction to International Studies in rotation with other IS faculty as well as specialized courses in the area of the appointee’s expertise. Scholarly research and service also required.
The International Studies Major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
(http://www.ismajor.wisc.edu) seeks a tenure-track assistant or tenured associate professor and research experience in sociological, geographical, or anthropological approaches to the contemporary (post-Cold War) world. We seek a scholar with a place-based approach to the field, preferably with a regional focus on the Middle East; Central, East, or Southeast Asia; or Europe. The successful candidate will contribute to the International Studies Major’s research and teaching areas of global security, political economy, global culture, and/or human rights, broadly construed. Continue reading
Deadline for Applications: December 31, 2017
Foreign Affairs Information Technology (IT) Fellowship Program
What is the Foreign Affairs Information Technology (IT) Fellowship Program?
Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program provides outstanding students pursuing an IT-related degree with a challenging and rewarding opportunity to apply technology solutions to the business of diplomacy.
The program awards five Fellows (three graduates and two undergraduates) with tuition assistance, mentorship, and professional development to launch their careers in the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Fellows who successfully complete the program and the Foreign Affairs IT Specialist entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS).
What is a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS)?
Foreign Service Information Management Specialists support and maintain hundreds of applications and provide IT services domestically and abroad at over 275 overseas posts in nearly 200 countries. Information Management Specialists serve their country by maintaining secure, reliable IT tools and resources to ensure that Foreign Service Officers, federal agencies and non-government partners can promote diplomacy while serving overseas. Information Management Specialists gain experiences that few other IT professions offer, including the reward of living in a foreign country while experiencing different cultures and helping to protect U.S. interests abroad.
Deadline for application: December 31, 2017
The Center for Support and Development of Public Initiatives Creative Diplomacy (PICREADI), a Russian NGO working in the field of public diplomacy, has the pleasure to introduce you to their Meeting Russia program.
Meeting Russia is a unique public diplomacy program for young leaders from the United States, Canada, and Europe interested in Russia. Held in Moscow on March 21–25, 2018, the program focuses on Russia’s foreign policy and its relations with the West. Through meetings with senior Russian officials and top experts and exchange with their peers, 20 international participants will have a chance to address critical issues related to Russia’s role in world affairs and to connect with a diverse professional community.
Deadline for application: December 1, 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS: Western Association for Slavic Studies Conference in San Antonio, TX —April 4-7, 2018.
Plan to join the annual Western Association for Slavic Studies (WASS) conference. This year our host organization, the Western Social Science Association (WSSA), will be welcoming its 2,000+ members and participants to the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, always a great site for a conference!
Deadline for application: December 6, 2017
Join ACTR for the webinar “The Backwards Flip: Designing Russian Courses for Advanced Proficiency”
Led by Thomas Garza (University of Texas at Austin)
Wednesday, December 6, 4:00-5:30 PM EST
Deadline for applications: December 15, 2017
The Center for Social Sciences announces a call for international conference “Performing Europeanization: the Case of Georgia and Other EaP Countries”
Conference Dates: January 22-23, 2018
Conference Venue: Tbilisi, Georgia
Conference Language: English
Deadline for application: December 15, 2017
The conference will focus on the three interconnected topics, which consist of (though are not limited to) the following themes:
EU’s enlargement strategy – Opportunities and Challenges
- EU integration and enlargement: EU’s structural diplomacy
- EU-Russia contested space and securitization of EU’s foreign policy
- EU enlargement and Europeanization: conditionality vs. socialization
Eastern Partnership – Current Developments and Future Expectations
- Europeanization and a new way of doing politics in the EaP countries
- Impact of Europeanization on national public spheres
- National identities in the context of Europeanization: ambiguity and perceived threats
- EU-Georgia Association Agreement: Lessons learned and opportunities created
- Visa Liberalization and its impact on education, culture, and economy
- Performing Europeanization in Georgia at the political and popular levels
The conference is organized within the framework of “Raising Awareness on Georgia’s Europeanization in Academia” [RAGEA] with the co-funding of Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Activities.
For additional information, please visit the website.
Deadline for applications: December 15, 2017
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington invites applications to its M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Literature and Slavic Linguistics starting in Fall, 2018.
UW seeks students who have had at least four years of Russian language training and other related coursework (although those with less will still be considered). They also welcome applicants who have completed an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures (or related fields). Please note they require a Skype interview, conducted partly in the relevant language, as part of the application process.
Deadline for applications: December 1, 2017
Tomsk State University, a leading research university in Russia, invites foreign BA, MA, and PhD students to its winter schools. Tomsk State University, a fully comprehensive institution (est. 1878, 2 Nobel Prize winners), offers winter and summer schools in different subjects: from intensive language training in Russian to different skill level training in the field of biology and
Tomsk State University is planning a Winter IT School (January 22 – February 3, 2018).
The participation fee is 570 Euro (may slightly change due to ruble exchange rate). It includes tuition, learning materials, cultural program, living cost, airport transfers, and coffee breaks between classes.