Job: Assistant Director of REEE Program (UNC Chapel Hill)

Deadline: June 16, 2020

The Language Flagship is a federally-funded, national initiative to change the way Americans learn languages through a groundbreaking approach to language education for students from kindergarten through college. Through a network of Flagship programs at institutions of higher education across the U.S., the Language Flagship graduates students who will take their place among the next generation of global professionals, commanding a superior level of proficiency in languages critical to U.S. national security and economic competitiveness. Flagship students participate in intensive language courses which are supplemented by tutoring sessions and various co-curricular activities. The program culminates in an Overseas Capstone Year featuring rigorous language study, extensive cultural immersion, and a professional internship.

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Internships with US Department of State

Deadline: June 12, 2020

U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (Unpaid)
Now Accepting Applications

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Spring 2021 Student Internship Program (Unpaid).

Please visit the Intern section of our careers website for more information about the U.S. Department of State Spring 2021 Student Internship Program (Unpaid), and to learn about the selection process and which office may be right for you.

Visit USAJOBS.gov to view and apply to the announcement. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is June 12, 2020.

We suggest that you submit your application as early as possible to ensure that all documents have been uploaded properly and to account for any technical glitches that may occur.

U.S. citizenship is required. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

CFP: Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference

Deadline: June 15, 2020


The organizing committee of SCLC-2020 still hopes to have the conference as scheduled in December 4-6, 2020, as planned. The confirmed invited speaker of the conference is Martin Haspelmath.

In case it will not be possible to hold SCLC-2020 in December, the event will be moved to June. We have now the exact dates for this plan B: June 4-6, 2021. The confirmed invited speakers of the conference in June 2021 are Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) and Sergey Say (Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Laboratory of Typology).

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Summer Study Abroad Webinar (American Councils)

Event Date: June 1, 2020


Please join American Councils Study Abroad on Monday, June 1st at 1pm Eastern (10am Pacific) for an overview and Q&A about our upcoming Summer Online Programs.

AC staff will provide an overview of the Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) and Politics and Public Diplomacy program (PPD), including course content, instruction methods, application procedures, and more. There will be plenty of time to ask questions of the panelists. For those who cannot attend live, a recording will be sent out to registrants afterwards.

This webinar is open to students, faculty, advisors, and anyone interested in learning more about American Councils Study Abroad Online Programs.

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CFP: American Society for Theater Research

Deadline: June 1, 2020

American Society for Theatre Research, November 5-8, 2020 (*note this is the same weekend as ASEEES)

Working Session – Disrupted Nationhoods and the Repetition of Change: Theatre and Performance in Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia

Continuing from last year, we invite proposals to our Central and Eastern European focused group that advance our conversation toward dismantling artificial binaries (east/west, national/state, tradition/progress, minority/majority, etc.) based on static notions of repetition and reperformance. We want to further explore performance and theatre as means to disrupt core conceptions of seemingly clear-cut “new nationalisms” and cultural boundaries and identities. With our shared focus on countries reshaped and reconstituted numerous times, we ask: what does reperformance mean in a context where identities have been reformed amidst repeated geographic upheaval and political turbulence? What meanings does repetition create where the most frequent form of repetition is change? What can reperformance mobilize for audiences who have often witnessed it merely perform rearranged, narrativized pasts to serve agenda-laden purposes? How does performance conceptualize “national” and ethnic identities of the region–themselves often transnational–as borders are redrawn around/through them? How does performance offer useful disruptions of localized identities that embrace, integrate, or reject the global and transnational beyond recycling the familiar? Within such a context, does repetition or reperformance inevitably fail? If so, what modes allow us to analyze theatre and performance from this part of the world?

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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