Seminar: Linguistic Repression and Cultural Genocide against the Uyghurs (Univ. of Texas)

Event Date: October 18, 2021

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Organized by Avi Ackermann (Junior, Plan II Honors Program); Hosted by Anthony C. Woodbury (Faculty, UT Linguistics Department)

Although the language rights of officially recognized minorities are protected by Chinese law, these languages and their speakers have been increasingly targeted by government repression in recent years. Since 2016, plans to phase out local languages have been combined with a larger campaign of mass imprisonment, forced assimilation, eugenics, and cultural destruction against the Uyghurs and other Turkic groups indigenous to the modern-day Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

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Internship: Cyber Careers that Protect the Nation-Join the NSA Team

Event Date: October 21, 2021

Cyber Careers that Protect the Nation: Join the NSA Team

  • Event Date: October 21, 2021 4:00pm – 5:00pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Event Description: Are you looking for a meaningful career that will make a global impact? At NSA’s Cybersecurity Directorate, you will solve unique and challenging problems that affect the safety and security of our Nation. Hear from five experts from across NSA’s cyber mission – who they are, what they do, and above all, why it matters. 
  • Register: 
    https://icag1.recsolu.com/external/events/zjQRcQOUTLlwiBA2_e7KMg
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Submissions Wanted: The Texas Strategist Undergraduate Student Journal

Information Session: October 18 at 2pm

The Texas Strategist is soliciting submissions for the Winter Edition 2021

Are you interested in the field of national security, international security, or international relations? Do you have something to say about foreign policy, diplomacy, or intelligence? The Texas Strategist is looking for submissions from UT undergraduate students who would like to publish their thoughts in a competitive, public-facing journal. Publishing with the Texas Strategist is a unique opportunity to demonstrate your writing and critical thinking abilities, express your viewpoint, and add to your resume.

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Acad. Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate (UConn)

Deadline: October 15, 2021

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is pleased to invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Department of Educational Psychology in the Neag School of Education.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work with the Co-Director of the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (Center on PBIS) and the UConn PBIS team to support measurement, evaluation, and research activities (e.g., instrument development and validation, evaluation of technical assistance and PBIS implementation). In this role, the postdoctoral research associate will also have access to large datasets and may be able to propose and lead their own research aligned with grant priorities. 

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Internship: USDIA 2022 Louis Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

Deadline: October 14, 2021

DIA’s 2022 Louis Stokes Educational Scholarship Program is open for applications until October 14, 2021! This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in the Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Career field. Upon successful completion of the Stokes Fellowships program, graduates are guaranteed placement with the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).Posting: https://DIAjobs.dia.mil (search for Stokes)

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Conference: Legal Di­versity and Regional En­coun­ters-Plural Un­der­stand­ings of Law in Loc­al­ised Con­texts

Deadline: October 15, 2021

The Faculty of Law in cooperation with Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki is pleased to announce the annual conference under the Development of Russian Law research project, which will take place in Helsinki on October 19-20, 2021. This conference continues the series of workshops, seminars, and conferences originating in legal scholarship on Russian law in wider contexts, organized by the Faculty of Law since 2008. This year we are going beyond regional boundaries to focus on legal diversity and plural understandings of law in various contexts.

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Acad. Job: Post-Doctoral Fellow in Russian Politics and International Affairs (Georgetown Univ.)

Deadline: October 31, 2021

Georgetown University invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Russian Politics and International Affairs. The position will be based at the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies (CERES) of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and supported by a Carnegie Corporation grant, “For Enhancing Academic and Public Policy Understanding of Russia.” 

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CFP: Queer-Life Writing in Russia and Beyond

Deadline: October 31, 2021

A special issue of the journal AvtobiografiЯ, devoted to ‘Queer Life Writing in Russia and Beyond’, will be published in December 2022. The issue will include ten articles on the poetics of queer life-writing in Russian and Russophone literature, and includes new critical approaches to familiar figures such as Durova, Eisenstein, Mogutin, as well as work on lesser-known contemporary writers such as Olga Zhuk and Andrei Dittsel’.

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CFP: Imagining the 90s – The First Post-Soviet Decade and its Narratives in Literature and Culture

Deadline: October 31, 2021

Imagining the 90s – Call for Papers | Slavistik (unibas.ch)

International conference, January 20-22th 2022, ONLINE

30 years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the time has come to historicize the 1990s and their conceptualizations. Rarely has there been a period marked by such contradictory and multi-coded framings as the first post-Soviet decade: Viewed both as a time of troubles (”лихие 90-е”) as well as a time of absolute freedom, as a period of global disorientation and crisis as well as one of new hopes and opportunities, the post-Soviet 1990s form a perfect example of what Jury Lotman called a “взрыв” (“explosion”). While many studies have examined the political, social and economic transformations in the post-Soviet realm, little attention has been paid to the images that this crucial decade generated in the arts. This is all the more surprising given that literature, film, theatre, music and other artistic manifestations are likely to provide the most complex and multi- layered insights into this time and its diverse representations. In this conference, we want to investigate the 90s, on the one hand, as a time of wide-ranging artistic transformations and, on the other hand, as a topos created in (later) narratives and artistic imaginations.

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