BUILD, Urban Innovation Leadership Dialogues Volunteer Opportunity

 

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BUILD: Volunteer Positions
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is seeking volunteers to support operations at its annual convening of city leaders from the U.S. and Europe, BUILD. BUILD will take place from November 15th to 17th, 2017 in Detroit Michigan.Volunteers will get first-hand experience providing operational support for a major international conference, engage with cutting-edge urban policy content, and expand their professional network.

Description of Tasks
GMF offers the opportunity for highly motivated students and young professionals to take part in the logistical coordination of BUILD. Volunteers will be offered the opportunity to work with a variety of teams including communications, guest relations, transportation, production, and more.The BUILD 2017 Volunteer program will offer motivated students and young professionals in the fields of Urban and Regional Policy and Public Policy an exclusive opportunity to participate in parts of the official program, network with leading industry voices, and gain a working behind the scenes knowledge of large scale event production. Applicants must inform GMF of their availability during the days of the conference to better facilitate scheduling. We may also ask volunteers to work on conference preparations during the week before Build (November 12 – 15) depending on availability.

For further information please email Zachary Tarrant at ztarrant@gmfus.org

Qualifications
• Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to work within a team
• Ability to work in an intercultural and fast-paced environment
• Interest in Urban & Regional Policy, and inclusive, sustainable, and globally engaged cities
• Flexibility to work long and demanding hours
• Experience in event management is a plus, but not necessary
• Full availability during the course of the conference
• Proficiency in another European language is a plus but not necessary
* If you have any preference and/or experience in one of the following fields (guest relations, production, transportation assistance, and/or media), please indicate it in your cover letter.

How to Apply: Fill out the application via the link below.

The deadline to apply is at midnight on October 25th. Please note that this is a non-paid volunteer position for a period of approximately one week. GMF will provide all meals, however we ask that you arrange your own accommodation and transportation in Detroit.

APPLICATION LINK: https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/build_volunteers

 

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Registration for Wheatley Institution’s Religion in the Public Sphere conference at BYU extended until October 24th

Registration deadlines are approaching for the Wheatley Institution’s conference, Religion in the Public Sphere, which will be held from Tuesday, November 7th to Saturday, November 11th at Aspen Grove, near the Sundance Ski Resort in Provo Canyon, Utah.

The attached flyer describes the conference and announces that priority registration ($150) has been extended to October 6th and regular registration ($250) will end October 24th.  Once they arrive, airport transportation, housing, and meals will be provided.  

Conference registration is available on our website (wheatley.byu.edu) under Conferences.

If you have questions, please contact The Wheatley Institution at 801-422-8230 or at wheatley_insitution@byu.edu.

Conference Information

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5th annual Midwest Model European Union Hosted by Indiana University

Created in 1993, MMEU is the second oldest intercollegiate simulation of the EU in North America. Every April, more than 160 college and university students meet in Bloomington, Indiana, to decide the future of the European Union. Playing the roles of prime ministers and presidents, ambassadors and commissioners, ministers and diplomats, they spend three days discussing contemporary policy issues, resolving disputes, building compromises, and charting the course of European unity.  From Thursday afternoon through midday Saturday, students introduce, discuss, and reach decisions on EU policy. National leaders provide overall direction and ministers work out the details of policy. Commissioners and their director-generals give direction to foreign and security policies, the single market, eastward enlargement, the development of the euro, and further EU integration.

Though role-playing, students don’t just absorb information about the EU, they live it.  By traveling to a single location and meeting teams from around the country, they interact with others who are as passionate about politics, international affairs, and European studies as they are.  Over the course of our program student feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. “This was a superb learning experience which brought together everything we’d been studying in our class on European integration,” commented one recent Indiana University participant. “It was a real eye-opener. I’m looking forward to participating next year.”  Furthermore, faculty advisors have found this event incredibly beneficial, “The Model EU is really the high point of my various classes dealing with European politics, both for my students and for me” said Jonathan Olsen, a faculty advisor for the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

The next MMEU will be held in Bloomington on April 5-7, 2018.  Registration forms are due by January 26, 2018.  Visit the website to learn more: https://euro.indiana.edu/news-events/mmeu/index.html and please contact Liese Hilgeman, Institute for European Studies Assistant Director at lhilgema@indiana.edu or 812-856-3832.  Please note that the registration fee for each team is $150.  Registering early will ensure that there is space available for your team.  If you are unable to join in 2018, consider arranging your schedule to participate in April 2019.

Invitation to Brown University Strait Talk Symposium 2017

Do you want to learn more about the Taiwan Strait Issue? Are you interested in meeting people from China, Taiwan and the United States? Are you an open-minded individual who is prepared to engage in an intellectually stimulating dialogue with people from all sides of the issue? If you answered “yes” to all three questions, then you are ready to apply to 2017 Brown University Strait Talk Symposium, held at Brown University from Thursday, October 19, 2017 to Thursday, October 26, 2017!

Strait Talk is a nonpartisan, youth-run organization that exists to foster peaceful progress on the Taiwan Strait issue through educating, connecting, and empowering young leaders from both sides of the Taiwan Strait and the United States. Currently in its twelfth year, Brown University Strait Talk has brought together more than 250 Chinese, Taiwanese, and Americans to learn about and take action on the cross-Strait issue. The symposium has inspired many delegates to go on to initiate programs and activities that promote a peaceful cross-Strait future in their hometowns and around the world.

The week-long symposium will bring together 15 delegates from Taiwan, the US and China to engage in over 35 hours of constructive dialogue sessions as well as conflict resolution workshops to come up with feasible proposals for a sustainable cross-Strait future. Prominent speakers and professors from different US universities and think tanks will also meet and speak with the delegates and discuss cross-Strait issues in various panels throughout the week. At the end of the week, delegates will have the chance to discuss and present their proposals.

We hope to recruit interested students or young professionals (ages 18-32) to apply as part of the American, Chinese and Taiwanese delegations to the symposium. Application forms and additional information can be found on our website: straittalkbrown.com. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email us at stboard.brown@gmail.com. The application deadline is August 20, 2017 at 11:59 EST.

2017 Global Health Symposium in Detroit

The 2017 Global Health Symposium will be held on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The Symposium will be welcoming speakers from Bangladesh, Colombia, Cuba, Lao PDR, Mexico, and more presenting on topics such as policy change, global to local learning, and improved access to care. Please see the attached brochure for more details.

Only 11 days remain to submit your abstracts for consideration for this year’s Symposium. In line with 2017’s theme: “Implementation to Impact – Improving Health at Home and Abroad,” abstracts from any discipline are welcomed. Submission instructions can be found in the attached brochure. The abstract deadline is Monday, July 17th, 2017.

Early-bird registration is now open – register online at: https://hfhs.eventsair.com/CEPortal/hfhs/cmeand search “Global Health.”

If you have any questions, please contact ghi@hfhs.org.

Invitation to Brown University Strait Talk Symposium 2017

Do you want to learn more about the Taiwan Strait Issue? Are you interested in meeting people from China, Taiwan and the United States? Are you an open-minded individual who is prepared to engage in an intellectually stimulating dialogue with people from all sides of the issue? If you answered “yes” to all three questions, then you are ready to apply to 2017 Brown University Strait Talk Symposium, held at Brown University from Thursday, October 19, 2017 to Thursday, October 26, 2017!

Strait Talk is a nonpartisan, youth-run organization that exists to foster peaceful progress on the Taiwan Strait issue through educating, connecting, and empowering young leaders from both sides of the Taiwan Strait and the United States. Currently in its twelfth year, Brown University Strait Talk has brought together more than 250 Chinese, Taiwanese, and Americans to learn about and take action on the cross-Strait issue. The symposium has inspired many delegates to go on to initiate programs and activities that promote a peaceful cross-Strait future in their hometowns and around the world.

The week-long symposium will bring together 15 delegates from Taiwan, the US and China to engage in over 35 hours of constructive dialogue sessions as well as conflict resolution workshops to come up with feasible proposals for a sustainable cross-Strait future. Prominent speakers and professors from different US universities and think tanks will also meet and speak with the delegates and discuss cross-Strait issues in various panels throughout the week. At the end of the week, delegates will have the chance to discuss and present their proposals.

We hope to recruit interested students or young professionals (ages 18-32) to apply as part of the American, Chinese and Taiwanese delegations to the symposium. Application forms and additional information can be found on the website: straittalkbrown.com. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email stboard.brown@gmail.com. The application deadline is August 1, 2017 at 11:59 EST.

WorldTeach May Program Updates!

New WorldTeach Summer Professional Development Program in India

WorldTeach summer programs offer a unique combination of local cultural immersion and skills development. All programs feature the specialized and accredited Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) professional development program. This is a globally recognized certification program enabling a host of international job opportunities post-graduation.

WorldTeach India – Learn how to advocate for climate justice for the migratory communities at the foothills of the Himalayas. You will live in stunning Ladakh with a local monastery or family, studying the impacts of climate change, while ensuring that communities have access to technology skills and English. Apply by May 15th with departure in early July.

WorldTeach Summer Program Resources

Coastal Ecuador Teaching Program – Apply by May 12th

Improve your Spanish skills while exploring the beautiful coastline of Ecuador. WorldTeach is excited to announce an immediate opportunity to volunteer as an English teacher in K-12 schools along the coastal region of this magnificent country. Operated by the Edificar Foundation, a partner of WorldTeach, and the Ministry of Education in Ecuador, the program recruits quality applicants to begin in June 2017. Interested? Email coastalecuador@worldteach.org to begin your application or click here to learn more! Apply by May 12th!

WorldTeach Climate and Ocean Education Symposium

WorldTeach is concerned about how we are harming the future with our collective, negative impact on the world’s ocean. WorldTeach wants to do its part to promote awareness and protect the coastal and marine ecosystems.

We all depend on the same ocean. It is the very “foundation of human life” according to the United Nations’ Convention on the Law of the Sea.

This is why WorldTeach has teamed up with Stevenson School and the Monterey Bay Research Aquarium Institute (MBARI) to offer the first Symposium on Ocean and Climate Education. Please consider joining from June 19th-23, 2017 in Pebble Beach, CA as we learn about the latest in marine and climate science, and are guided in using data to educate our own communities about the fate of our ocean. Invited guests include field researchers from Stanford Hopkins Marine Station and representatives from environmental and education agencies in the Marshall Islands, American Samoa and Micronesia.

The Symposium partners are generously contributing their time and resources to this effort, enabling us to price this conference at cost for $350, including meals, accommodations, outdoor excursion, and all symposium fees. Here is a brochure with more information. To register, email to indicate your interest to symposium@worldteach.org before May 20th.