Michigan Model Arab League at GVSU

Each academic year thousands of students participate in Model Arab Leagues across the United States and the world. Through participation in the Model Arab League program students develop essential skills from leadership and public speaking to critical thinking and writing, all while also gaining practical, immediate knowledge about a critical region – the Middle East and the Arab world. 

The conference will be held at Grand Valley State University on February 15-17, 2018


Forming a team for a Model Arab League conference does not have to be difficult! Whether led by a faculty adviser or student leaders, any size group of students may form a team and register online to receive a country assignment. Your team will then research its country’s policies on the most important issues facing the Arab World and Middle East today, found in theMAL Agenda. Finally, you will practice the rules of debate found in the MAL Handbook before attending the conference. The National Council’s staffstands ready to assist your team at every step.

You can find conference details, country assignments, and more at:
https://ncusar.org/modelarableague/conferences/mmal/ 

Contact Emily Bless, Student Programs Coordinator at the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, at 202-293-6466 or via email at emily@ncusar.org, to find out how to take part in the program. 

Links for More Information: 

How to Join Model Arab League: 
https://ncusar.org/modelarableague/prospective-participants/how-to-join-mal/

Model Arab League Online Registration: 
https://ncusar.org/modelarableague/current-participants/register/

2018 Model Arab League Agenda: 
https://ncusar.org/modelarableague/current-participants/agenda/

Model Arab League Research Resources: 
https://ncusar.org/modelarableague/current-participants/research-resources/

Model Arab League Parliamentary Procedure Resources: 
https://ncusar.org/modelarableague/current-participants/parli-pro/

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Combining Two Cultures Conference at the University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo is looking to invite undergraduate students to the Combining Two Cultures conference. The conference comes from the idea of combining the two cultures that are the arts and sciences, but since our first conference eight years ago, this conference has grown into much more. C2C is the only conference of its type, aimed at an international community of undergraduate students whose programs transcend traditional subjects. It focuses on bridging the gaps between disciplines and using that to solve real-world problems. It aims to help its delegates transcend disciplines and go beyond the confines of the classroom into the real world. This year’s theme is
Knowledge Sharing, and will focus on how knowledge is shared between fields within academia, as well as between academia and the business world, government, and the public.

This conference will be held at the University of Waterloo, a hub of ideas, where people are encouraged to go beyond those ideas however they choose. This year, we are also proud to announce the launch of Spectrum, a new undergraduate interdisciplinary journal, which delegates will be invited to publish in after the conference.

C2C 2018: Knowledge Sharing will be held from January 27-28, 2018 at the University
of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. It will consist of speakers, panels, working groups that are places to learn, talk, and develop solutions to problems related to knowledge sharing and include other activities like networking sessions, skill sessions, evening activities and more.

This year, the conference is launching a new undergraduate journal, which students are invited to publish in after the conference. There will be working groups on interdisciplinary topics and problems, which attendees are also encouraged to contribute to foster a productive relationship between interdisciplinary programs in Canada and the United States.

Prospective attendees can also check out our Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/612693008901303/. Registration is live at http://c2c2018.ticketfi.com. If anyone would like to get in contact with us, they can do so through the contact information on our website, combiningtwocultures.org, or by emailing combiningtwocultures@gmail.com.

Call for research in international relations – Georgetown Walsh Exchange

The Walsh Exchange is an undergraduate international relations research conference hosted by the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service. The Walsh Exchange is now accepting paper submissions from undergraduate students who are studying international relations.

The Walsh Exchange is an annual international relations research conference hosted by the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Mortara Center for International Studies. It is designed to give undergraduate students the platform to present their original research to scholars, professors, and panelists in the field. Applications are being accepted for student presenters to present their international relations research at the conference. Applications are due by January 29th, 2018, and include a 20-50 page research paper and 1-2 minute video summary of your research. Additional submission guidelines can be found here.

Accepted presenters will be invited to attend the conference in Washington, DC from April 12th-13th, 2018, where they will present their papers, attend a keynote address in their honor, visit think tanks, and network with experts in the international relations arena. Travel and hotel expenses for those outside the DC area will be covered in full by the Walsh Exchange.

If you have any questions, please email walshex@gmail.com or visit the website at walshex.weebly.com

11th Korea-America Student Conference

KASC is a student-led, month-long academic and cultural exchange that includes delegates from the United States and Korea. As it is student led, delegates take an active role and contribute to the success of the program.

Students will travel both to the United States and Korea while participating in spirited discussions throughout the conference as they work towards strengthening US-Korea relations.

The 11th Korea-America Student Conference will be held in the United States and South Korea from July 20 – August 10, 2018.

A delegation of 36 students will be competitively selected to represent the United States of America and the Republic of Korea in the 11th KASC (18 American students and 18 Korean students). Delegates will travel to two locations in the United States (Missoula, Montana and Seattle, Washington) and two locations in South Korea (Busan and Seoul). Over three weeks, they will have the unique opportunity to engage in academic, cultural, and professional exchange in both countries. They will participate in lectures, seminars, round-table discussions, networking events, and cultural activities alongside their peers.

Delegates will discuss, explore, and collaborate on four pressing bilateral and global topics. They will present their joint solutions to a panel of experts and the general public at the conclusion of the conference. KASC seeks a diverse delegation, and all majors and academic levels are welcome to apply. No prior experience with Korean Studies or Korean language is necessary.

Applications to join the 11th KASC are open! Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

http://iscdc.org/kasc/2018/

 

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

 

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.