Engage Russia // Apply to the Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum Today!

The Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum (SURF) is now accepting applications for its 2018-19 program.
SURF is a platform for Russian and American university students to address the most pressing issues our nations face today. In the fall, participants attend a week-long conference in Russia, conduct collaborative research in working groups over the academic year, and ultimately present their work at a capstone conference at Stanford University and Washington D.C. in the spring. The working group format fosters consensus-building and leverages a cooperation-based approach to produce innovative solutions. Some examples of research topics include nuclear affairs, entrepreneurship, space exploration, climate and environment, business and economics, healthcare, the arctic, energy geopolitics, security, and many more,
SURF welcomes applications from graduate and undergraduate students in all academic disciplines and majors, regardless of prior exposure to Russia. Recent graduates and young professionals will also be considered. Our program will cover most expenses, including housing and local transportation. Participants are responsible for other expenses including flight and visa costs. There is no registration or participation fee for our program.

There are two deadlines: early decision ends May 31st at 23:59 PT and the application will fully close at June 28th at 23:59 PT. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis.

Additional information can be found on our website and read the latest journal here.
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Master of Science in Economics at the University of Rome Tor Regata

The MSc in Economics (LM-56) is a two-year graduate program entirely taught in English, with a strong emphasis on quantitative economics, and carried out in an international academic environment supported by intense tutoring.

The program is of interest to those who want to pursue a career in national and international institutions that require advanced analytical skills, or who want to strengthen their background in order to continue into a Ph.D. program in Economics worldwide.

During the second year, selected students also have the opportunity to attend a Dual Degree Program in partnership with the University of Gothenburg or the University of Konstanz. Moreover, every year they award the best performing students with financial prizes reserved to first year students and to graduates.

Further information is available at http://economia.uniroma2.it/master-science/economics where interested students can find the application form

You can also view this Pamphlet: MSc in Economics_Tor Vergata University

 

Leading Women of Tomorrow Position Openings

Leading Women of Tomorrow is a student run, non-profit, bipartisan organization that seeks to encourage more young women to consider careers in public service, with the aim of bridging the gender gap among public representatives. Gender equality is a sustainable development goal, and for their efforts they were recently recognized at the UN.

They are looking for passionate students to lead their new campus chapter at University of Michigan! Chapter presidents, vice-presidents, treasurers, and secretaries will have the opportunity to work with local community leaders as well as national political and policy professionals, coordinating events for campus and program implementation with support from our Washington, D.C. headquarters.

This is a unique opportunity to make a direct impact on your community. Hours are very flexible, and no travel is required. Both graduate and undergraduate students from all majors are welcome to join! To apply, please email a copy of your resume to leadingwomenoftomorrow@gmail.com, and indicate your preferred position and whether or not you would be willing to accept a different position. 

Winter Break 2019 in Peru and Iceland with the Green Program

Green Program winter break.PNG

Save $600 USD

Plan ahead with Early Registration! Apply to The GREEN Program and secure your spot by April 23 to save up to $600 USD on your upcoming adventure this winter.

*Summer 2018 still enrolling, limited spots available*

For more information & program fee specifics for each program session and month, please visit the Terms & Conditions

To apply visit: https://thegreenprogram.com/apply

Charles University – Master Programmes in English

The Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague offers four interdisciplinary Master’s Degree Programmes taught in English for the academic year 2018/2019. These programmes are coordinated under the label “Prague Area Studies” (PRAREAS) and focus on distinctive areas: the countries of Eurasia and Central, East and Southeastern Europe, the German-speaking countries, European Union and North America.

Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES)

BECES offers the English-speaking audience a deep and versatile exploration of “the East”, understood as the territory composed of Central Europe, the Balkan peninsula, and the countries of the former Soviet Union, including the those in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Primary attention is paid to modern history, politics and diplomacy, as well as to fundamental social, cultural and economic problems. The programme also offers students the chance to learn or improve their knowledge of the Czech language and some other languages of the area. After a completion of BECES, the students will acquire an advanced level of graduate education including a good command of one or two languages of the area as well as a broad and, at the same time, deep knowledge of the region studied. They will be capable of open but critical understanding and conceptual thinking, and of appreciating cultural diversity. This intellectual equipment will provide them with an opportunity to continue their self-education and find work related to the problems of the studied area in both the public and private spheres. The deadline for academic year 2018/19 is 30th April 2018.

For more information please visit: beces.fsv.cuni.cz Contact: vykoukal@fsv.cuni.cz

Central European Comparative Studies (CECS)

CECS focuses on the areas of Germany, Austria and the Visegrad Countries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary) with an overlap onto neighbouring regions. It offers a thorough comparative and multidisciplinary understanding of the historical, political, economic and cultural developments of those countries. The programme focuses on comparative analysis in the following areas: political systems in the 20th century, political developments since 1990, the economy, European integration, culture, and the history of society in the 19th and 20th centuries. It also offers students a chance to learn or improve their knowledge of some of the Slavic languages spoken in the area.
A graduate of CECS will gain a wide range of analytical skills focused primarily, though not exclusively, on understanding the Central European region from a political, historical, economic, cultural and social point of view. Subsequently, such graduates will most likely emerge as regional analysts, diplomats, higher civil servants, employees of European institutions or territorial experts. In addition to having a mastery of English, the graduate will possess an advanced knowledge of German (still the most important language of the Central European region) and a basic knowledge of at least one Slavic language of the region. The programme is offered either in the form of a full-time programme of study or as parttime study (optimised for working people and with classes on Friday afternoons).
The deadline for academic year 2018/19 is 30th April 2018.

For more information please visit: cecs.fsv.cuni.cz Contact: tomas.nigrin@fsv.cuni.cz

Master in Area Studies (MAS)

The MAS interdisciplinary programme offers expert knowledge and analytical-synthetic skills focused on modern history and current developments of Europe, Eurasia, and North America. The programme provides the students with tools for social science analysis and allows them to build their own thematic and territorial profile according to their individual needs and future career plans. Graduates of MAS will be endowed with internationally recognizable multi-disciplinary training in the study of international affairs. They will be able to analyze individual topics arising within the region of their interest from a multidisciplinary point of view in terms of social sciences (sociology, economics, political science, and international relations) and modern history. Programme graduates will be able to understand current issues in their historical, societal, political, and economic context. Mastering several foreign languages, they will be capable of reflecting local debate and local perspectives on transnational issues.Thanks to a systematic focus on academic writing, graduates will be capable of producing texts of a high professional and formal quality. They will be able to deliver qualified comments on the developments of states and societies of the studied regions. The deadline for academic year 2018/19 is 30th April 2018.

For more information please visit: mas.fsv.cuni.cz Contact: weiss@fsv.cuni.cz

 

European Politics and Society (EPS)

EPS is a multidisciplinary two-year Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme linking the fields of European politics, contemporary history and culture, economy, international relations and policymaking. EPS offers four different study tracks reflecting the diverse expertise of the four leading European universities (Prague, Leiden, Krakow, and Barcelona). EPS gives its students the possibility to acquire high-profile multidisciplinary knowledge and skills. The key role of the programme is to identify and analyse challenges Europe faces today. The programme will prepare a new generation of managers, policymakers and research leaders who will understand the societal, political, economic and cultural processes. The deadline for academic year 2018/19 is 30th April 2018.

For more information please visit: eps.fsv.cuni.cz Contact: martin.mejstrik@fsv.cuni.cz

 

 

 

Framing the Global: Call for Papers

FRAMING THE GLOBAL: Indiana University-Bloomington, September 27-29, 2018

Sponsored by: Center for the Study of Global Change, Indiana University and Indiana University Press

Global studies emerged in the 1980s as scholars, policymakers, and the general public began to take note of the increasingly transnational flows of people, ideas, and goods that have come to be identified under the rubric of globalization. Interest in global phenomena has since spread to every discipline in the social sciences and humanities, as well as the professional fields. Since 2011, Indiana University’s Framing the Global project has been carving out a vital intellectual space for critical and grounded global studies.

Despite increasing popular and scholarly attention to global issues, no clear consensus has emerged regarding fundamental definitions or empirical methods for studying the global. Scholars in the Framing the Global project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, have been collaboratively developing global research frameworks that are characterized by interdisciplinarity, empirical grounding, and a concern with tracing the links between the transnational and the local in a variety of lived, political, discursive, cultural, and social domains. The conference will extend this conversation and explore evolving analytical frameworks for global studies research as well as innovative pedagogies for global learning.

We invite proposals for panels or individual papers that are empirically grounded while addressing important theoretical and methodological issues in studying the global. Scholars in all academic and professional fields are encouraged to submit proposals. Work that considers both practical and scholarly approaches to global studies, global issues, and globalization is welcome, as are proposals from scholars and educators who are working to create meaningful spaces for global learning.

Papers that show promise for being developed into books may be considered for publication in the project’s Framing the Global book series.

Proposal submission deadline: May 1, 2018

Notification of acceptance: Early June, 2018

PANEL SUBMISSIONS: Proposals for 90-minute panels of 3-4 presentations should include a panel abstract of up to 300 words describing the panel’s focus and rationale and 250-word abstracts of each individual presentation. The online submission form will also require the panel’s title, a list of the names, and a list of keywords.

INDIVIDUAL SUBMISSIONS: Proposals individual presentations are also invited. Individual proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words. Title and keywords will also be requested on the submission form.  Individual presentations will be organized into sessions around common themes.

**Final determination of the length of the presentations (whether 15 or 20 minutes) will be confirmed by conference organizers when session configurations are finalized.

Prospective participants should submit their proposals through our online submission page: https://sgis.indiana.edu/about/global-center.html

Please be sure to include all information requested on the abstract submission page, though please omit identifying information from your abstract.

Email: framing@indiana.edu

Website: http://framing.indiana.edu/conference-2/conference-2018/

The 2nd Framing the Global Conference is hosted by the Indiana University Center for the Study of Global Change and Indiana University Press, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

We are pleased to announce Peggy Levitt, chair of the sociology department and the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies at Wellesley College and co-Director of Harvard University’s Politics and Social Change Workshop, as our keynote speaker.

 

U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program in D.C.

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP).

Visit USAJOBS to start the online application process and view the following vacancy announcement numbers.

Please note the cutoff point for these positions: These vacancy announcements will be open from April 2 to April 6, 2018 or when the application cutoff limit has been reached for each position. Each vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions is met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages. Veterans’ preference regulations apply.

Vacancy USAJOBS Links Cutoff
Government Information
(Student Trainee) in DC
GS-01:HRSC/PATH-2018-0050
GS-02:HRSC/PATH-2018-0051
GS-03:HRSC/PATH-2018-0052
GS-04:HRSC/PATH-2018-0053
100

Student Trainees work closely with the U.S. diplomats and Civil Service professionals who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. To witness and participate in U.S. foreign policy formulation and implementation, consider a Pathways internship with the U.S. Department of State.

The Internship Experience Program (IEP) allows for non-temporary appointments that are expected to last the length of the academic program for which the intern is enrolled. IEP participants, while in the program, are eligible for noncompetitive promotions. This program allows for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service following successful completion of all program requirements. Conversion to the competitive service is not guaranteed.

If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please contact Pathways@state.gov or visit the forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.