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Part-Time Administrative Assistant, Russian and East European Institute

Part-Time Administrative Assistant, Russian and East European Institute

Department Information: Russian and East European Institute which is under the umbrella of School of Global and International Studies.

Job Summary: Provides comprehensive administrative support to the Russian Studies Workshop, a grant-funded project that promotes the study of contemporary Russia at Indiana University and elsewhere in the United States and abroad. Compiles databases, assists with preparation and administration of external grant proposals, and manages inquiries and communications with participants in the project. Organizes travel for domestic and foreign travelers, organizes venues for conferences, workshops, and other collaborations, and assists with the administration of fellowship competitions and distribution of fellowships. Prepares informational materials and advertisements, schedules meetings, and processes of financial transactions such as honoraria, travel reimbursements, and purchases. Serves as a liason with Human Resources to process faculty and student appointments. Processes appointments of visiting scholars and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: High school diploma or GED and three years of office experience. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal, including exceptional public relations skills and ability to interact and communicate with a wide variety of individuals. Strong organizational and multitasking skills including ability to manage multiple tasks in a timely and accurate manner and maintain confidentiality. Operating knowledge of standard office equipment; and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Outlook, Access, and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications: Two years of experience in a college or university setting; knowledge of layout programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Publisher; knowledge of university computer systems such as Travel, SIS, Kuali Financial Systems (KFS), Purchasing, UHRS, and SharePoint.

Knowledge of Russian.

Salary Range: Salary: $20/hour - 16 hours/week

Date Posted: Fri, 11 Aug 2017

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, REEES Program - Wesleyan University Position

Wesleyan University's Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2018.  Specialization is open, but we welcome the ability to teach courses on twentieth-century and contemporary Russian literature, culture, and society.  Native or near-native fluency in Russian required.  The appointment is in an interdisciplinary program and will require working with colleagues in political science, history, religion, and language and literature, so preference will be given to applicants with a proven commitment to interdisciplinarity.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures or a related field in hand by the time of appointment.  The teaching load is 2/2.  Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.  Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that deeply values both scholarship and teaching, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.
 
To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5859. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including teaching statement, course syllabi, and student evaluations.  As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.  You will also be asked to provide the e-mail addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.  Applications should be submitted online athttp://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5859.
 
Applications completed by September 15, 2017, will receive full consideration.  Please contact Susanne Fusso at sfusso@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3123 if you have questions about the application process.

Date Posted: Tue, 08 Aug 2017

Director, Flagship Overseas Programs - American Councils

SUMMARY:

Based in Washington, DC, the Director of Flagship Overseas Programs and NSEP Language Initiatives oversees a total of eight highly innovative, dynamic study abroad programs designed to develop global professionals possessing superior foreign language skills through intensive overseas study and cultural immersion.  Serving more than 150 students annually, current programs are located in Almaty, Kazakhstan (Russian); Arusha, Tanzanian (Kiswahili); Baku, Azerbaijan (Turkish); Beijing and Nanjing, China (Mandarin); Dakar, Senegal (Wolof/French); Jaipour and Lucknow, India (Hindi Urdu); Maputo, Mozambique (Portuguese); and Meknes, Morocco (Arabic).  Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP) as part of three groundbreaking initiatives – The Flagship Language Program, the African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI), and the South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI) – these programs primarily serve U.S. students who have completed intensive language study in specially designated, domestic Flagship programs at key universities throughout the U.S.  Often representing a fifth, capstone year of study, the overseas programs closely articulate with domestic U.S. programs in order to develop students with superior proficiencies in challenging, critically important foreign languages.

The Director develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure the quality of all eight overseas programs, to provide outstanding student support abroad, and to facilitate successful learning outcomes.  He/she modifies existing programs and implements new Flagship programs and NSEP-funded initiatives in collaboration with American Councils senior staff, overseas university partners, directors of domestic Flagship programs, program funders, and expert consultants.  The director leads a dedicated staff of managers, program officers, program associates, and resident directors to provide program oversight, implement policies and procedures to safeguard student health and safety, support and guide participants as they adjust to life and study overseas, coordinate highly competitive selection processes for nationally competed programs, develop and deliver comprehensive pre-departure orientation programs and materials, and collect data to accurately measure student language gains.  He/she ensure effective communication and productive collaboration among a wide range of program stake-holders, including overseas host institutions, program funders, and domestic Flagship directors.  The director develops program budgets and provides financial oversight for all Flagship programs and NSEP-funded initiatives.  The position reports to the Managing Director of Higher Education Programs. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure program quality, provide outstanding student support abroad, and maximize learning outcomes.
  • Supervises four direct reports in Washington, D.C. who in turn oversee domestic and international staff working on a total of eight AFLI, SAFLI, and Flagship Overseas Programs to provide academic oversight and comprehensive student support abroad; create and deliver up-to-date orientation programs and materials; maximize participant engagement with the host country cultures; identify and develop substantive overseas internship opportunities; provide quality housing and home-stay options; and proactively respond to emergencies and participant concerns.
  • Develops materials and delivers trainings to ensure staff and academic partners remain abreast of relevant issues and trends in U.S. higher education and study abroad in order to more effectively respond to participant concerns and cross-cultural adjustment issues.
  • Reviews and updates emergency protocols and regularly reviews on-site resources and procedures for emergency response.
  • Communicates regularly and coordinates closely with U.S. partner institutions, overseas partners, program contractors, and U.S. granting agencies, including the Institute of International Education, NSEP, and Bryn Mawr College.
  • Collaborates with Flagship Academic Councils and individual council members to ensure consistent oversight of overseas academic programs, brief council members and chairs on significant program developments, and respond to student-life issues.
  • Plays a lead role in the development and implementation of future Flagship programs and other NSEP-funded initiatives in consultation with the American Councils senior staff, program funders, expert consultants, and Flagship Academic Councils.
  • Recruits and trains additional staff as program developments require.
  • Oversees institutional relations with overseas and U.S. university partners.
  • Conducts monthly teleconferences with overseas staff and program managers to review program developments and student progress.
  • Directs staff conducting recruitment, managing application data, and coordinating selection for Flagship Overseas Programs.
  • Provides financial oversight of AFLI, SAFLI, Flagship Overseas Programs, and language-assessment projects.
  • Works closely with other American Councils study abroad staff to coordinate activities, share resources, and develop joint activities and trainings.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in relevant field and at least 5 years of progressively responsible managerial experience in study abroad, higher education administration, or a related area;
  • Proven ability to supervise and develop professional staff and to lead a team to set goals and prioritize activities;
  • Proven ability to collaborate with and build consensus among multiple stakeholders working together to administer complex programs;
  • Comprehensive understanding of best practices and current issues in study abroad;
  • Proven ability to oversee program finances and detailed budgets;
  • Strong understanding of risk management and crisis communication in overseas programming;
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills;
  • Outstanding organizational skills;
  • Experience living and studying abroad highly preferred;
  • Experience with programs or courses designed to teach U.S. students about languages and cultures preferred;
  • Knowledge of testing methods to assess foreign-language gain preferred;
  • Knowledge of language and culture of at least one target region preferred.

Position contingent upon funding.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – American Councils is committed to taking affirmative steps to enhance employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities, and strives to ensure that meaningful employment and promotional opportunities are maintained for everyone. American Councils’ commitment to equal employment opportunity is based not only on federal requirements, but also on a longstanding commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce reflective of the communities in which we operate.

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION – The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Candidates may apply by selecting the links below and following the prompts:

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If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact HR@americancouncils.org

Date Posted: Mon, 07 Aug 2017

European and Polish Public Affairs Senior Consultant - Rohde Public Policy (RPP)

Position description

RPP Public Affairs is currently looking to augment our team. We seek a public affairs specialist to work on Polish and EU affairs at a Senior Consultant or Consultant level. This position is also open to independent consultants.

RPP Group is a public affairs consultancy focused on policy creation and development. Established in 2002 as Rohde Public Policy, the RPP Group aims to deliver new conceptual services in public policy, and has grown to be one of the most respected and well-established independent policy service providers. Deeply rooted in the European healthcare environment, we have gradually expanded our range of services and practice areas.

The topical focus and expertise of RPP Public Affairs lies in technology, healthcare services, environment and social policy. Our Brussels work principally encompasses EU policy and we have a growing Polish portfolio of clients and projects.

The position will require an active and leading contribution to team-working in the EU and Polish public affairs, with opportunities to translate strong analytical work into meaningful contributions to shaping strategies and impacting EU and targeted national policies.

Activities and tasks would include:

  • Lead and coordinate a team of colleagues working at European and Polish level from Brussels or Poland (depending on the candidate’s profile);

  • Actively seize new business opportunities and participate in the growth of the Public Affairs Practice;

  • In-depth analysis of political developments and policy dossiers in the EU and from countries of interest to provide advice for clients and to shape future advocacy work;

  • Coordination of meetings and events, mainly in Brussels and Warsaw;

  • Client management and strategy development;

  • Active support of the public affairs team to deliver high quality deliverables on large and exciting projects with a range of stakeholders;

  • Close interaction with the firm’s senior leadership to build additional skills in advocacy to enhance the successful applicants’ ability to take on further responsibility.

Qualifications

The candidates should fulfil the following criteria:

  • 3-6 years of relevant experience in public affairs and policy; preferably having worked in a consultancy, EU institution, company or NGO;

  • An academic degree in preferably political sciences, law, public health, European studies or communications; a secondary degree in any of the above would be considered an advantage;

  • Excellent client and interpersonal skills; ability to manage independent client relationships and communicate effectively by phone, email, and in-person;

  • An in-depth knowledge of the EU decision making process and a strong understanding of Polish public affairs environment.

Furthermore, the candidate is expected to bring the following capabilities:

  • An excellent command of written and spoken English (working language), native Polish speaker; good command of any other EU language is a plus;

  • Ability to manage and train a team of more junior colleagues from diverse backgrounds;

  • Entrepreneurial spirit working towards continually developing and expanding new business;

  • Good social and communication skills, most importantly in drafting comprehensive but concise analysis of political developments and trends to inform project work;

  • The ability to work on a wide range of policy issues and quickly learn new topics;

  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to handle several tasks and requests at once;

  • A strong team player is a must and the candidate is expected to contribute to a friendly office atmosphere;

  • Experience in digital and social media and their application in progressive government relations programmes would be a considerable advantage;

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

The successful candidate would start as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be offered a full-time employment or an independent consultant contract depending on the candidate’s profile.

You can expect to be part of a dynamic, motivated and growing team. We offer a full-time position in a collaborative environment and friendly office atmosphere, with mentorship and training as well as competitive salary and benefits. Regular performance reviews could also allow for progression through the firm and increased responsibility.

Application instructions

Please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter addressed to Andrew Johnson at jobs(at)rpp-group.com with the title ‘European and Polish Public Affairs Application’.

The application should arrive as soon as possible but in any event no later than 31 August 2017.

Only successful candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Generic applications will not be processed.

https://globaljobs.org/jobs/12627-warsaw-and-brussels-belgium-rohde-public-policy-rpp-european-polish-affairs-senior-consultant 

Date Posted: Mon, 07 Aug 2017

National University of Singapore Department of Political Science - Assistant Professor of Global Studies

The Global Studies Program and Political Science Department at the National University of Singapore is looking to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in Global Studies. The candidate should be able to develop and teach applied, workshop-style classes for upper level undergraduates in cooperation with NGOs, business, or government agencies. The candidate should also be able to teach research design and basic social science methodology classes in a multidisciplinary setting. Scholars from all social science and humanities disciplines are welcome to apply. However, the applicant’s research profile should be legible to scholars of politics, broadly defined, given that the future tenure home will be the Department of Political Science.

The Department (http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/pol/) has a strong faculty of about twenty-five scholars working in all areas of political science. Faculty and students can take advantage of resources in the Asia Research Institute, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, the Yale-NUS Liberal Arts College, and various research institutes including the Asia-Europe Foundation and the Institutes of Asian and South-East Asian Studies as well as other parts of the University. NUS (http://www.nus.edu.sg/) is a leader in research and higher education in Asia and is located in a thriving and liveable global city.

The Department of Political Science and the National University of Singapore are highly research-oriented. The teaching load is three modules year academic year. Compensation is competitive and includes eligibility for annual performance bonuses and salary increments, subsidized housing, medical benefits, and substantial research support.
 
Applicants should send a CV, a letter detailing their teaching and research interests, and letters from three referees to the Chair of the Search Committee at polbox11@nus.edu.sg.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by 15 September 2017.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Contact: The Search Committee
Department of Political Science
polbox11@nus.edu.sg

Date Posted: Mon, 07 Aug 2017

Program Manager, Chinese Overseas Flagship Programs - American Councils

SUMMARY:

Funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), the Chinese Overseas Flagship Program is designed to train superior speakers of Chinese through intensive overseas study and practical, professional experience. The Program Manager oversees two American Councils Chinese Overseas Flagship Programs: one, located at Beijing Union University, provides intensive, yearlong Chinese language instruction, internships, cultural activities, and structured opportunities for students to maximize their immersion in the host country culture. The second, based in Nanjing, prepares and supports students as they participate in full-time, professional internships in their fields of interest; it is administered in collaboration with Brigham Young University.

The Program Manager is responsible for the program’s daily administration, overall quality, direction, and financial oversight. He/she supervises staff abroad and in the U.S. to recruit, select, and support approximately 50-75 program participants each academic year.

The Program Manager ensures the provision of outstanding student support abroad, oversees the academic program, responds to student concerns, and collaborates with American Councils senior staff, institutional partners, and funders to maximize learning outcomes. The Program Manager reports to the American Councils Director of Flagship Overseas Programs.

This position is available immediately.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversees daily operation of Chinese Overseas Flagship Programs in Nanjing and Beijing, China;
  • Develops program policies and protocols in consultation with Flagship Director to ensure outstanding overseas student support and overall program quality;
  • Works with Resident Director and other overseas staff to ensure academic oversight of the Chinese Flagship Program, to address student concerns regarding academics, and to facilitate adjustments to curricula in consultation with the Chinese Academic Director, the Flagship Director, and domestic partners;
  • Works with Resident Director and overseas staff to ensure quality internship placements for program participants in Nanjing and Beijing;
  • Plans and conducts Resident Director trainings to ensure onsite staff are fully prepared to provide comprehensive student support, administer American Councils policies, provide appropriate emergency response, and meet the standards of best practice in study abroad;
  • Reviews weekly student reports and assists Resident Director in responding effectively to student concerns;
  • In consultation with Flagship Director, communicates regularly and coordinates closely with institutional partners and granting agencies, including the Institute of International Education (IIE), NSEP, The Language Flagship, and others;
  • Maintains close collaboration and advising with American Councils consultants and the leadership of 12 domestic partners;
  • Supervises one employee in the U.S. and three overseas staff; recruits and trains additional staff as needed;
  • Oversees and expands institutional relations with Chinese and U.S. university partners;
  • Oversees application and selection process for nationally competed programs;
  • Coordinates regular external review of selected summer programs in China or Taiwan;
  • Oversees content development, scheduling, and coordination of pre-departure orientations to ensure students are prepared for the academic, cultural, and emotional challenges of yearlong, intensive overseas study;
  • Ensures comprehensive and effective logistical support for staff and participants overseas;
  • Writes and edits reports, proposals, and promotional materials;
  • Oversees content and design of program websites;
  • Works with Flagship Director to develop program budgets; oversees program finances;
  • Coordinates bi-annual meetings of the Chinese Overseas Flagship Academic Councils;
  • Oversees recruitment efforts and develops creative approaches to promote Flagship programs to ensure robust enrollments in both the Nanjing and Beijing;
  • Carries out other tasks as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least three years’ professional experience in administration of overseas programs based in Asia, preferably China;
  • Excellent speaking, reading and writing skills in Chinese;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chinese language or related field; MA preferred;
  • Comprehensive, demonstrated understanding of best practices in study abroad;
  • Demonstrated understanding of cultural nuances necessary to work effectively with overseas partners in China;
  • Ability to lead staff in setting goals, prioritizing tasks, and developing efficient administrative practices;
  • Ability to develop program policies to ensure academic integrity and student safety;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively and develop consensus among diverse groups of stakeholders;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Outstanding organizational and management skills;
  • Knowledge of budgetary procedures, preferably with regard to government grants.

TO APPLY: Select this link and follow the prompts:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?clientkey=58AA089E0E2C786B7FE4217373F3BCBD&jpt=&job=4605

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – American Councils is committed to taking affirmative steps to enhance employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities, and strives to ensure that meaningful employment and promotional opportunities are maintained for everyone. American Councils’ commitment to equal employment opportunity is based not only on federal requirements, but also on a longstanding commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce reflective of the communities in which we operate.

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact: HR@americancouncils.org

Date Posted: Mon, 07 Aug 2017

Program Officer, Eurasia -- Center for International Private Enterprise

Position description

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy and an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and civil society to build the institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include enterprise ecosystems, democratic governance, business advocacy, anti-corruption & ethics, and trade.

Position: Program Officer, Eurasia
Reports To: Regional Director, Europe, Eurasia and South Asia
Summary: The Program Officer is responsible for developing and implementing CIPE’s country strategies, programs, communications strategies and grants to indigenous organizations in the Eurasia region, with a particular focus on CIPE’s programs in the Caucasus, Belarus and Moldova.
Position Available: Immediately

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director, to develop and implement a strategy for accomplishing CIPE’s objectives in Eurasia, with a particular focus on the Caucasus, Belarus and Moldova.

  • Provide day-to-day management of CIPE’s NED-funded and other programs in the region, including communications with and oversight of partners, ensuring that projects meet established objectives and workplans.

  • Manage projects and grants, including: identifying potential grantees and counseling them on how to develop CIPE project proposals; analyzing project proposals against the overall strategy, grant guidelines and criteria; conducting comprehensive background checks on applicant organizations and key individuals; monitoring and evaluating grantee performance to ensure full compliance; and evaluating completed projects.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with other donor and international organizations to create linkages with CIPE strategies and to monitor regional trends.

  • Work with other assistance programs to develop joint projects, grants and/or contracts to further private sector and democratic development.

  • Identify and develop new business opportunities to advance CIPE’s strategies in assigned countries and subregion(s).

  • Work with Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director to develop and manage the communications programs in Eurasia to inform business organizations, public policy research centers, and opinion leaders regarding CIPE’s programs.

  • Monitor current events in the region and assess the impact on ongoing and planned CIPE projects.

  • Adhere to appropriate office procedures, CIPE and donor organization policies and procedures.

  • Supervise, develop, and manage junior program staff.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred; Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.

  • Education and professional background in international affairs and/or Eurasia area studies, with a focus on politics or economics. Deep familiarity with current political and business issues in the Eurasia region. Familiarity with Caucasus, Moldova and Belarus preferred.

  • A minimum of five years’ experience developing and managing complex international development assistance programs, with an emphasis on economic growth, governance, democracy.

  • Substantive knowledge of key CIPE program areas preferred, such as anticorruption, policy reform, corporate governance, or civil society development.

  • Fluent (native-level) speaking, writing and reading Russian language skills are required, including extensive experience living and working in the Eurasia region.

  • Excellent English-language writing skills, as evidenced by writing samples (see below).

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; team orientation.

  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and analytical skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, establish and maintain good relationships with international partners and donors

  • Strong project management skills preferred

  • Good financial acumen and ability to develop, manage and monitor project budgets

  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage and supervise junior staff

  • Strong IT Skills in MS Office, specifically MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Internet research skills are highly desired.

  • Must be willing to travel for extended and multiple periods

Application instructions

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send a resume or CV, cover letter, two writing samples, and salary history to jobs@cipe.org, with the subject EURPO17 – [Your last name]. No phone calls please.

There is a two-page limit on writing samples. Submissions demonstrating writer’s ability to synthesize information are preferred. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered.

Date Posted: Mon, 07 Aug 2017

Senior Analyst, Russia - International Crisis Group - Brussels, Belgium

Position description

Based in the Europe and Central Asia region, the Senior Analyst will research and produce reports on security, political, legal, governance, human rights and social issues related to Russia and the region.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Conducts extensive field research into prevailing issues in Russia, with a particular focus on conflict-related issues;
  • Provides written analyses on the relevant issues;
  • Prepares detailed reports, briefing papers and other written products (op eds, blogs, short notes) setting out relevant research findings and policy recommendations in concise and clear fashion;
  • Proposes policy initiatives for governmental, intergovernmental, political, and non-governmental stakeholders to address the underlying issues;
  • Advocates, both locally, nationally and internationally, when appropriate, and represents Crisis Group at events, meetings and in media interviews;
  • Provide general support to the Program Director with respect to current and future Crisis Groups activities and projects in the region;
  • If required, supervises a small research team and/or field office.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, journalism, sociology or equivalent through experience.  Master’s degree an asset;
  • A minimum of five years professional experience in government, academia, international organisations, NGOs or journalism;
  • Proven excellent writing skills and the ability to formulate well-targeted policy recommendations;
  • Strong research and analytical skills and ability to propose policy interventions;
  • Extensive knowledge of key issues in the region;
  • Expertise of work on or covering governance issues, security sector reforms and institution building
  • A proven strong network of governmental and non-governmental officials, media and civil society in Russia and the broader region;
  • Experience in political analysis and conflict prevention;
  • Fluency in Russian and English;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including good public presentation skills, and a very strong capacity for effective teamwork.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment.

Date Posted: Fri, 04 Aug 2017

Assistant Professor of Global Studies - National University of Singapore, Political Science

National University of Singapore
Department of Political Science
Assistant Professor of Global Studies

The Global Studies Program and Political Science Department at the National University of Singapore is looking to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in Global Studies. The candidate should be able to develop and teach applied, workshop-style classes for upper level undergraduates in cooperation with NGOs, business, or government agencies. The candidate should also be able to teach research design and basic social science methodology classes in a multidisciplinary setting. Scholars from all social science and humanities disciplines are welcome to apply. However, the applicant’s research profile should be legible to scholars of politics, broadly defined, given that the future tenure home will be the Department of Political Science.

The Department (http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/pol/) has a strong faculty of about twenty-five scholars working in all areas of political science. Faculty and students can take advantage of resources in the Asia Research Institute, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, the Yale-NUS Liberal Arts College, and various research institutes including the Asia-Europe Foundation and the Institutes of Asian and South-East Asian Studies as well as other parts of the University. NUS (http://www.nus.edu.sg/) is a leader in research and higher education in Asia and is located in a thriving and liveable global city.

The Department of Political Science and the National University of Singapore are highly research-oriented. The teaching load is three modules year academic year. Compensation is competitive and includes eligibility for annual performance bonuses and salary increments, subsidized housing, medical benefits, and substantial research support.
 
Applicants should send a CV, a letter detailing their teaching and research interests, and letters from three referees to the Chair of the Search Committee at polbox11@nus.edu.sg.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by 15 September 2017.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified. 

Date Posted: Wed, 02 Aug 2017

Leibniz Institute of European History - Research fellowships for international postdocs

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards Research fellowships for international postdocs for a research stay in Mainz beginning in April 2018 or later.

Applicant profile

The IEG awards fellowships for international young researchers in history, theology and other historical subjects. The IEG promotes research on the historical foundations of Europe from the early modern period to 1989/90, particularly regarding their religious, political and social dimensions. Projects dealing with European communication and transfer processes as well as projects focusing on questions related to theology, church history and intellectual history are particularly welcome.

What we offer

Funding is € 1,800/month. Research fellows live and work for between 6 and 12 months at the Institute in Mainz and can pursue their individual research project (extension possible).

Aims

This fellowship is intended to help you develop your own research project in close collaboration with scholars working at the IEG. Your contribution consist in bringing your own interests to bear on the work of the IEG and its research programme »negotiating difference in Europe«. This includes the possibility of developing a perspective for further cooperation with the IEG. If for this purpose a promising application for third-party funding is submitted, an extension of the fellowship is possible.

Requirements

  • Applicants must have completed their doctorate no more than three years before taking up the fellowship.
  • Fellows are required to register officially as residents in Mainz and to take part in events at the Institute.
  • Fellows are not permitted to undertake paid work while receiving the IEG fellowship.
  • The linguae academicae at the IEG are German and English; fellows must have a passive command of both and an active command of at least one of the two languages so as to participate in the discussions at the Institute.


Please send your application via e-mail to
fellowship@ieg-mainz.de 

Subject: Stipendienbewerbung

Deadline: October 1, 2017.

Date Posted: Wed, 02 Aug 2017

Internships

Vital Voices Global Partnership – Human Rights Program Internship – Fall 2017

About Vital Voices: 
Our mission is to identify, invest in and bring visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities. Through leadership development and training programs around the world, Vital Voices works to expand women’s role in generating economic opportunities, increasing political participation, and protecting human rights.

Internship Description: 
Working closely with the human rights team, the human rights program intern will contribute to multiple aspects of Vital Voices’ programs and initiatives to end violence against women through administrative, logistical, research, and programmatic support.

This internship is a great opportunity to learn about human rights program planning and implementation as well as current, pressing global women’s issues and international women’s advocacy. Interns are encouraged to attend local conferences and events relevant to the human rights team’s work and may have the opportunity to meet leaders and advocates of women’s rights through Vital Voices events and programs.

The human rights team is looking for talented, motivated individuals to serve as interns, with preference given for those who have completed an undergraduate degree. The internship takes place in Washington D.C. and is unpaid. A commitment of at least 24 hours per week (the equivalent of three full days) is required, with preference given to those who can commit to regular hours and possibly work up to full time. Fall internships generally run from the end of August through mid-December, but internship start and end dates are flexible.  We are also interested in candidates willing to commit to interning with us in both Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.

Responsibilities: 
While responsibilities vary based on the skill-level and experience of each intern, as well as the current needs of the human rights team, typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Programmatic support leading up to and following program implementation, including:
    • Making logistical arrangements for staff and participant international travel
    • Preparing briefing books and logistics & security binders
    • Drafting, reviewing, and/or editing program materials
    • Supporting monitoring and evaluation processes for programs, including creating surveys on
    • SurveyGizmo and managing survey data entry
    • Updating human rights-related resources such as program one-pagers and fact sheets
    • Developing and managing organizational tools and processes
  • Research support, including:
    • Researching and reporting on current events and developments in laws related to violence against women in key network countries
    • Drafting literature reviews on topics related to gender-based violence
    • Researching travel requirements and recommendations for program host countries
    • Identifying and vetting service provision organizations in regions of interest for inclusion in a global service provider directory
    • Compiling “Country Context” documents based on research surrounding the laws, social and cultural norms, and historical context that impact or contribute to violence against women in program host countries
    • Provide general administrative and organization support to the human rights team as needed


Qualifications:

  • Advanced proficiency or fluency in English required
  • Strong preference for working proficiency or fluency in French, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, and/or Russian
  • Demonstrated interest in women’s rights
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Computer literacy, especially with Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel
  • Strong organizational skills and administrative capabilities
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work creatively, independently, and as part of a team


Application Instructions:
Please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, a writing sample (preferably of no more than 3 pages), and two reference names with contact information to humanrights@vitalvoices.org. Please use "Human Rights Internship – [Your Full Name]" as the subject of your e-mail. If you are applying for more than one internship with Vital Voices, please indicate this in your email. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and internship positions are open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed, and only those selected for an interview will be notified. No phone calls please.

Date Posted: Wed, 02 Aug 2017

Funding

George F. Kennan Fellowship and Title VIII Short Term Grant

The Kennan Institute is holding the next round of competitions for its George F. Kennan Fellowships and Title VIII Short Term Grants. Descriptions of these grants are listed below, and information about all grants can be found at: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/kennan-institute-fellowships-and-internships.

George F. Kennan Fellows - Deadline: September 1, 2017

Fellows will be based at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for three-month residencies focused on diverse, policy-oriented sectors such as media, business, local government, law, civil society, and academia to examine important political, social, economic, cultural, and historical issues in Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Among the aims of the new fellowships are to build bridges between traditional academia and the policy world, as well as to maintain and increase collaboration among researchers from Russia, Ukraine, the U.S., and around the globe. The fellowships are funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. There are no citizenship requirements for this grant.

Applications may apply individually or as a team. If applying as a team of two (or three) applicants, the applicants must be citizens of at least two different countries. https://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/george-f-kennan-fellowship.

Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Grants - Deadline: September 15, 2017

The Kennan Institute offers Title VIII Short-Term Grants to scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on Russia Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area. Policy-relevant research is preferred. Academic participants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for Title VIII Short-Term Grants. https://www.wilsoncenter.org/opportunity/kennan-institute-short-term-grant.

Please send all questions and application materials to kennan@wilsoncenter.org

Date Posted: Fri, 11 Aug 2017

Call for Applications: American Councils for International Education Programs

Title VIII Research Scholar Program
Provides full support for research in policy-relevant fields in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; and logistical support. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.
 
Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Program
Provides full support for research and individualized language instruction in Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Fellowships include round-trip international travel; housing and living stipends; visa support; overseas health, accident, and evacuation insurance; archive access; logistical support; and up to 10 academic hours per week of language instruction. Open to U.S. graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.
 
APPLICATION & QUESTIONS
Please note that all American Councils Title VIII Fellowship Programs must take place between June 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019.
 
Individuals interested in applying should check the program website for more information and access to the online application. The application deadline for the Title VIII fellowships is October 2, 2017. All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline.
 
Please direct any questions regarding the application process to the Title VIII Research Program Officer at American Councils for International Education (phone: 202-833-7522; email:outbound@americancouncils.org).
 
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Funding for these programs is available through American Councils from the U.S. Department of State’s Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII). All competitions for funding are open and merit based. In order to receive Title VIII funding, applicants must be U.S. citizens. All applications will receive consideration without regard to any factor such as race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, family responsibilities, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability.
 
For more information: http://www.acstudyabroad.org/
Date Posted: Thu, 10 Aug 2017

Leibniz Institute of European History - Research fellowships for international postdocs

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards Research fellowships for international postdocs for a research stay in Mainz beginning in April 2018 or later.

Applicant profile

The IEG awards fellowships for international young researchers in history, theology and other historical subjects. The IEG promotes research on the historical foundations of Europe from the early modern period to 1989/90, particularly regarding their religious, political and social dimensions. Projects dealing with European communication and transfer processes as well as projects focusing on questions related to theology, church history and intellectual history are particularly welcome.

What we offer

Funding is € 1,800/month. Research fellows live and work for between 6 and 12 months at the Institute in Mainz and can pursue their individual research project (extension possible).

Aims

This fellowship is intended to help you develop your own research project in close collaboration with scholars working at the IEG. Your contribution consist in bringing your own interests to bear on the work of the IEG and its research programme »negotiating difference in Europe«. This includes the possibility of developing a perspective for further cooperation with the IEG. If for this purpose a promising application for third-party funding is submitted, an extension of the fellowship is possible.

Requirements

  • Applicants must have completed their doctorate no more than three years before taking up the fellowship.
  • Fellows are required to register officially as residents in Mainz and to take part in events at the Institute.
  • Fellows are not permitted to undertake paid work while receiving the IEG fellowship.
  • The linguae academicae at the IEG are German and English; fellows must have a passive command of both and an active command of at least one of the two languages so as to participate in the discussions at the Institute.


Please send your application via e-mail to
fellowship@ieg-mainz.de 

Subject: Stipendienbewerbung

Deadline: October 1, 2017.

Date Posted: Wed, 02 Aug 2017

Two-year Post Doctoral Fellowship in the Social Sciences - Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

Academy Scholars Program, 2018-2019

The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions.  Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

The Academy Scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in non-Western cultures or regions shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions.  Harvard Academy Scholarships are open only to recent PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates.  Scholars applying by the October 1, 2017 deadline for the August 2018 postdoctoral fellowships must have completed the  PhD or equivalent after September 30, 2014.

Academy Scholars are appointed for 2 years at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard University facilities.  They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas.  Some teaching is permitted but not required.  The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard University faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.

Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $67,000, and predoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $31,000 until they are awarded the PhD or equivalent degree.  The online application for the postdoctoral fellowships beginning in August 2018 is due by October 1, 2017.  Finalist interviews will take place in Cambridge on December 6, 2017.  Notification of Scholarships will be made in late December, 2017.  For complete information on how to apply and for access to the online application, please visit: http://www.academy.wcfia.harvard.edu.

Contact: Applicationinquiries@wcfia.harvard.edu 

Date Posted: Wed, 02 Aug 2017

Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2018–2021

https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=55147

  • The Mandel Fellowships are intended for scholars, from Israel and abroad, who have shown exceptional excellence, depth, and originality, and whose research may enrich academic and cultural discourse.
  • Applications will be accepted from candidates who completed their doctoral degrees no earlier than October 1, 2013. Candidates who have not yet completed their degrees may apply if they have submitted their dissertations by September 25, 2017. If awarded the fellowship, their acceptance will be conditional upon approval of their doctoral degrees by April 1, 2018.
  • Mandel Scholars engage in research in optimal conditions and teach one annual course (2 hours per week). Teaching in English is possible.
  • Mandel Scholars receive approximately 150,000 NIS per year in addition to a research budget.
  • The fellowship is for three years, beginning October 1, 2018. There is an option for a two- or one-year tenure.
  • Scholars are selected on a competitive basis with no preference for a specific field of study in the humanities or Jewish studies.
Date Posted: Mon, 31 Jul 2017

PhD Studentship - The Political Economy of Power Sharing in Post-Conflict Situations

University of Birmingham - School of Government and Society
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BCY367/phd-
studentship-the-political-economy-of-power-
sharing-in-post-conflict-situations/
August 31, 2017

A fully-funded 3-year PhD studentship is available within the International Development Department at the University of Birmingham. The studentship is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is part of the research project “The Political Economy of Power-Sharing in Post-Conflict Situations”.

Date Posted: Mon, 31 Jul 2017

The TA First Translation Prize

The TA First Translation Prize is an annual £2,000 prize for a debut literary translation into English published in the UK. The Prize was established in 2017 and generously endowed by Daniel Hahn, with support from the British Council.

Entry to the 2018 Competition is now open.

Deadline to apply is 15 September. 

Apply Now

Daniel Hahn will be judging the inaugural year of the prize, alongside translator Rosalind Harvey and publishing editor and literary consultant Bill Swainson. 

​The Prize will be awarded at our Translation Prizes ceremony in February 2018. 

Important Information

  • The work submitted must be the first published solo book-length literary translation by the translator. (The translator can have previously published shorter pieces, non-literary texts, poetry, co-translations, or any other translated shorter works that would themselves be ineligible for the prize.) 

  • The translation must have been first published in the UK between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017. For the purposes of this prize, "published in the UK" means that the publisher or imprint has the UK formally established as its principal place of business and the book has been assigned a UK ISBN.

  • The prize is shared between the translator and their editor. 

For any queries relating to the prize please contact prizes@societyofauthors.org

Date Posted: Mon, 31 Jul 2017

Dartmouth College, Society of Fellows - Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Society of Fellows

These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees, by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed. We seek candidates who are prepared to initiate their next post-doctoral project.  The program also benefits Dartmouth by complementing existing curricula with underrepresented fields.  Applications will be accepted in the various fields of humanities, social sciences, interdisciplinary programs, sciences, engineering, business and medicine.

Society Postdoctoral Fellows

  • participate in the activities of the Society, including presenting their own work
  • hold appointments as a Lecturers in a department and/or program as well as Postdoctoral Fellows in the Society; this appointment is not tenure-track
  • teach two courses over the course of the three-year fellowship
  • are in residence for the fall, winter and spring terms
  • receive training in teaching via the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL)
  • off-campus research leave during academic terms is permitted only in rare cases, only for brief periods of time, and only upon written application to the Faculty Director of the Society well in advance of the proposed leave
  • are not asked to teach basic language courses
  • have access to college resources such as the library and computing center
  • do not control dedicated laboratory or studio space

Stipend and resources

Society Fellowships normally run for up to 34 months, beginning on September 1 and ending on June 30th of the final year. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $4,600 plus benefits, and $5,000 annually to support computing, travel and research needs.

The departments and/or programs where fellows are appointed Lecturers have the primary responsibility for providing office and working space for Fellows, as well as access to other research needs or equipment. The Society helps to assure the cooperation of departments in providing the requisite setting for the scholarly and creative work of each Fellow.

Eligibility

Applicants for the 2018 – 2021 Society Fellowships must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2016, and must have their degree in hand by June 30, 2018. 

Application and process

Applications are accepted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/42708 must be received on or before September 18, 2017.  Applicants are expected to identify at least one Dartmouth faculty member whose scholarship is relevant to their own.  A complete application packet consists of the following:

  • Interfolio Society of Fellows application cover sheet
  • a personal statement (of no longer than 1,500 words) outlining your completed research (including dissertation), work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and any other information relevant to your candidacy
  • a statement answering the question “After reviewing your opportunities at Dartmouth, what can Dartmouth do for you and what do you think will be the most productive aspect of your interactions with Dartmouth faculty and students?” (500 word limit)
  • a statement outlining your scholarly agenda for the three-year fellowship (500 word limit)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • three confidential letters of recommendation
  • relevant academic transcripts

Incomplete or late dossiers will not be reviewed.

Fellowship applications are evaluated by the Society of Fellow’s Senior Fellows, who make recommendations for appointments to the Provost.

Contact: For further information on the Dartmouth Society of Fellows, please visit www.dartmouth.edu/sof 

Date Posted: Tue, 25 Jul 2017

Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2018–2021

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mandel Scholion Research Center

Mandel Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and Jewish Studies for 2018–2021

  • The Mandel Fellowships are intended for scholars, from Israel and abroad, who have shown exceptional excellence, depth, and originality, and whose research may enrich academic and cultural discourse.
  • Applications will be accepted from candidates who completed their doctoral degrees no earlier than October 1, 2013. Candidates who have not yet completed their degrees may apply if they have submitted their dissertations by September 25, 2017. If awarded the fellowship, their acceptance will be conditional upon approval of their doctoral degrees by April 1, 2018.
  • Mandel Scholars engage in research in optimal conditions and teach one annual course (2 hours per week). Teaching in English is possible.
  • Mandel Scholars receive approximately 150,000 NIS per year in addition to a research budget.
  • The fellowship is for three years, beginning October 1, 2018. There is an option for a two- or one-year tenure.
  • Scholars are selected on a competitive basis with no preference for a specific field of study in the humanities or Jewish studies.

Contact: Applications are to be submitted via the Humanities section of Hebrew University’s Scholarship System according to the instructions provided there.

Website: http://www.en.scholion.huji.ac.il/ 

Date Posted: Tue, 25 Jul 2017

Princeton University, Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences

Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences 2018-2021

Application deadline: September 15, 2017

Princeton Society of Fellows invites applications for three-year postdoctoral fellowships 2018-2021 for recent PhDs (from Jan.1, 2016) in humanities and affiliated social sciences. FOUR appointments to pursue research and teach half-time in the following areas: Open discipline (three fellowships); Humanistic Studies (one fellowship). Annual salary: approx. $86,600.  For eligibility, fellowship details and online application. see www.princeton.edu/sf

Contact: fellows@princeton.edu

Date Posted: Tue, 25 Jul 2017

Submissions

Seeking Nominations for AWSS's Mary Zirin Prize

The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the Mary Zirin Prize in recognition of an independent scholar in the field of Slavic Studies. The award of $500 is named for Mary Zirin, the founder of Women East-West. Working as an independent scholar, Zirin produced and encouraged fundamental works in Slavic/East European Women's Studies and has been instrumental in the development of the AWSS. The Prize aims to recognize the achievements of independent scholars and to encourage their continued scholarship and service in the fields of Slavic or Central and Eastern European Women's Studies. The Committee encourages the nomination of candidates at all career stages. For the purpose of this award, an independent scholar is defined as a scholar who is not employed at an institution of higher learning, or an employee of a university or college who is not eligible to compete for institutional support for research (for example, those teaching under short-term contracts or working in administrative posts). We welcome nominations from CIS and Central and Eastern Europe. The Zirin Prize Committee will accept nominations (including self-nominations) until September 1, 2017. Nominations must include: (1) a nomination letter of be no more than two-pages double-spaced; (2) the nominee's current curriculum vitae; and (3) a sample publication (e.g., article or book chapter). The nomination letter must describe the scholar's contribution to the field, as well as work in progress. Nominations should be sent to Marilyn Smith at msmith@fivecolleges.edu, or by postal mail to:

Marilyn Schwinn Smith, 14 Allen Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Date Posted: Thu, 17 Aug 2017

Call for Articles: Russian anti-extremism legislation and its impact in the Putin era

The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review is soliciting proposals for articles to be considered for a special issue of the journal, which will centre around Russian anti-extremism legislation and its impact in the Putin era. The federal law on extremist activity, passed in the wake of terror attacks in the early 2000s, has been used to target religious minority communities, most notably the Jehovah’s Witnesses, which were officially declared to be an extremist organisation in spring 2017. We are interested in articles that would add context to this law, its impact on minority communities, the use of “extremism” as a political discourse, and related questions of freedom of conscience and freedom of speech in contemporary Russia. We are also open to scholars who can draw conclusions that place developments in a broader framework, including comparisons to other former Soviet countries. Scholars from all disciplines are welcome. The editors of the special issue are Emily Baran (Middle Tennessee State University, USA) and Zoe Knox (University of Leicester, UK).
 
Abstracts should be no more than one page in length (single-spaced) and should be sent to emily.baran@mtsu.edu and zk15@le.ac.uk by October 1, 2017. Please also include a brief CV or resume.
Date Posted: Fri, 11 Aug 2017

Call for Papers: Independence 1918

The Forum for Czech and Slovak Studies (U.K.) invites scholars, including postgraduate students and independent scholars, to present a short (15-20 minute) paper to an interdisciplinary panel on the theme of Independence 1918 at the BASEES (British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies) conference being held at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 13-15 April 2018.

The panel is intended to explore the meaning and ramifications of independence as (re)gained in 1918 by countries such as, for example, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Yugoslavia. Proposals are invited from scholars working in any of the following fields: History, Politics, Sociology and Geography; Languages and Linguistics; Film and Media Studies; Literatures and Cultures, and Economics.

Presentations can be on any aspect of the theme, although the Forum is particularly interested in receiving proposals that address the topic of independence alongside that of the creation of multi-national or multi-ethnic states. Papers might include discussions of different representations of independence; the form independence took; what the concept of independence means and how it was experienced by different groups or people both within the countries involved and in their diaspora; how independence has been interpreted at different points in time in those contexts; the challenges of nationalism in multi-national entities; and many other topics.

Applications, giving a proposed title for your talk, together with a brief abstract (MAXIMUM 250 words), your email and postal address and your institutional or other affiliation, should be sent as soon as possible, and in any case before 15 September 2017 to:

Julia Sutton-Mattocks, Department of Russian and Czech, University of Bristol, 17 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1UP, U.K.
Email: julia.sutton-mattocks@bristol.ac.uk
 
Forum for Czech and Slovak Studies in the U.K.: www.bristol.ac.uk/cssforum
Date Posted: Fri, 11 Aug 2017

CfP: American International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

Submission open August – 2017
 
American International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (AIJHSS) is a Bi-monthly online, peer-reviewed and open-access journal which is published by Center for Global Research Development (CGRD). Center for Global Research Development is an independent virtual Research Center has been working for creating and nurturing talents in USA and Bangladesh since its inception. CGRD delivering supports and services to education and research in all over the world. 
 
American International Journal of Humanities and Social Science publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews. 
 
The Journal Publishes in both print and online version. American International Journal of Humanities and Social Science publishes research paper in the field of: 
 
Anthropology, Business Studies, Communication Studies, Corporate Governance, Criminology, Cross-cultural Studies, Demography, Development Studies, Economics, Education, English Literature, Ethics, Geography, General Studies, History, Human Studies, Industrial Relations, Information Science, International Relations, Law, Linguistics, Library Science, Media Studies, Methodology, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Social Welfare, Linguistics, Literature, Paralegal, Performing Arts (Music, Theatre & Dance), Religious Studies, Visual Arts, Women Studies and so on. 
 
Date of Publishing: AIJHSS is inviting papers for Vol. 3 No. 4 which is scheduled to be published on August 30, 2017
 
Acceptance Notification: Within 7-10 days from the date of manuscript submission 
 
Submission deadline: August 17, 2017.
 
For more information, visit the official website of the journal: aijhss.cgrd.org 
 
Send your manuscript to the editor at: editor.aijhss@cgrd.org or editor.aijhss@hotmail.com
Date Posted: Wed, 09 Aug 2017

Call for Book Chapters on Authoritarian Regimes and the Environmental History of Asia

Call for Book Chapters on Authoritarian Regimes and the Environmental History of Asia

On 27-28 April 2017 the Aleksanteri Institute (the Finnish Centre of Russian and East European Studies) at the University of Helsinki held a workshop on the interdisciplinary study of authoritarian systems and the environment. The focus of this event was to identify, whether there is a certain, distinguished way how authoritarian regimes relate to the natural environment? How they respond to environmental challenges, why they tackle certain environmental problems and how they tend to lean toward certain solutions to those environmental problems.

Currently there are edited volumes under preparation to be published with a major international academic publisher in 2018/19. Two edited volumes based on the papers presented in this workshop are edited by Viktor Pál (University of Helsinki) and Stephen Brain (Mississippi State University). The thematic scopes of these two volumes are:

1. relationship between economic policy, technology, innovation and the natural environment under authoritarian and totalitarian systems, and
2. the relationship between environmental ideology, state environmental propaganda, environmental policy, environmental movements, environmental discourses and authoritarian/totalitarian systems.  

Confirmed contributors include several accomplished international scholars and tentative chapters cover the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

We are now inviting submissions for both edited volumes about the Asian continent, geographically interpreted, to have complete global coverage.

Authors should send their abstracts by September 1, 2017 to: viktor(dot)paal(at)gmail(dot)com

With queries please contact editors via the same e-mail address. 

Selected authors should be able to submit draft papers by October 1, 2017 and finalized papers by January 15, 2018.
Date Posted: Mon, 31 Jul 2017

CFP: Russian Anti-Extremism Legislation and Its Impact in the Putin Era

CALL FOR ARTICLES: Russian Anti-Extremism Legislation and Its Impact in the Putin Era
 
The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review is soliciting proposals for articles to be considered for a special issue of the journal, which will center around Russian anti-extremism legislation and its impact in the Putin era. The federal law on extremist activity, passed in the wake of terror attacks in the early 2000s, has been used to target religious minority communities, most notably the Jehovah’s Witnesses, which were officially declared to be an extremist organization in spring 2017. The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review is interested in articles that would add context to this law, its impact on minority communities, the use of “extremism” as a political discourse, and related questions of freedom of conscience and freedom of speech in contemporary Russia. The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review is also open to scholars who can draw conclusions that place developments in a broader framework, including comparisons to other former Soviet countries. Scholars from all disciplines are welcome. The editors of the special issue are Emily Baran (Middle Tennessee State University) and Zoe Knox (University of Leicester).
 
Abstracts should be no more than one page in length (single-spaced) and should be sent to emily.baran@mtsu.edu by October 1. Please also include a brief CV or resume.
Date Posted: Mon, 31 Jul 2017

CfP: Perception of Russia in Contemporary World: Memory, Identity, Conflicts (Finland, November 27-28th 2017)

Call for Papers:

Conference

Perception of Russia in Contemporary WorldMemoryIdentityConflicts

Joensuu, University of Eastern Finland

Finland, November 27-28th 2017

This event is viewed as a capstone of the international research project "Perception of Russia Across Eurasia: Memory, Identity, Conflicts" which is being implemented by the international team of scholars within the framework of EU-Russia scientific cooperation program – ERA.NetRUSPlus 2016-2017 (see http://www.eranetrus.eu/index.phpwww.tlu.ee/premic).

The two-days' final conference will focus on the discursive construction of images of Russia by various ethno-cultural groups in different post-Soviet, post-socialist and Western countries. We welcome comparative papers not only drawing parallels between groups and states, but also between the public/political discourse related to Russia and the perceptions of ordinary people based on their historical memory, identity shifts and personal experiences.

Our aim is to bring together international scholars who could present results of their latest research on the topic and who could also be marked by a variety of conceptual approaches, regional foci, and disciplines (Sociology, History, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies, Social Linguistics, International Relations, etc.). We also propose to discuss different methodologies and theoretical approaches to the topic under study.

In more concrete terms, we seek contributions addressing (though not limited to) the following themes:

- Country-specific contexts of the formation of the image of Russia; historical events as main determinants of how various ethno-cultural groups perceive Russia in the countries of East and West;

- Impact of social status, political views, ethno-cultural identity, age and gender on individual attitudes towards Russia;

- Image of Russia as a mirror of cultural/social societal cleavages and ongoing social transformations in the post-Soviet, post-socialist and Western European countries;

- Russian linguistic and cultural space in the post-Soviet countries; Russian language beyond Russia between commodification and emotional attachment;

- Mass media and public discourse versus personal experience of visiting Russia/living in Russia (past and present), migration experience, personal links and contacts as determinants of attitudes towards Russia;

- Role of Russian minorities and diasporic groups;

- Attitudes towards Russia through the lens of historical (Soviet) memory: top-down and bottom-up approach.

We are very pleased to confirm the following keynote speakers:

  • Vladimir Kolossov (Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences)
  • Ilkka Liikanen (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu)
  • Lara Ryazanova-Clarke (Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, University of Edinburgh)
  • Maria Yelenevskaya (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa)

Conference venue: Joensuu, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Time: November 27-28th, 2017

Working languages of the conference will be English and Russian.The deadline for Abstracts (in English), not exceeding 300 words, is September the20th, 2017.

Please, send your abstracts as E-mail attachments, together with a short Bio (with a list of latest publications, not more than one page) to Natalya Kosmarskaya and Anastassia Zabrodskaja to the E-mail address: russiaperception@gmail.com

The selection of papers will occur in September and early October 2017 and notifications will be sent to the prospective participants by October the 10th, 2017.

Funding: Regrettably, the organizers of the conference are unable to cover any travel or accommodation expenses of participants, so we request you to apply to your institution/university funds.

For more detailed information on the conference, see our webpage at www.tlu.ee/premic (coming soon)

Date Posted: Wed, 26 Jul 2017

CFP: Europe and the World: Mobilities, Values & Citizenship

Europe and the World: Mobilities, Values and Citizenship
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
March 29-31, 2018
Organized by the Council for European Studies

Call for Proposals

The intensification of migrant flows and capital mobility in Europe in an era marked by economic instability and security crises has generated widespread political backlash that poses fundamental threats to Europe's core institutions. Understanding these developments necessitates the careful study of the wide-ranging and powerful processes of mobility, both from within and outside of Europe, that are reconfiguring identities and citizenship regimes across European nation-states. Because mobility processes are shaped by economic, cultural, and geopolitical factors and the challenges they raise span the domains of political governance, party politics, economic policy, security, and collective self-understanding, this topic requires interdisciplinary engagement across the social sciences and humanities. Many of the challenges facing Europe raise questions about the position of Europe in the world. What is specific about the European political crisis and what features does it share with comparable developments in the United States and Asia? To what degree are these changes fueled by transnational cooperation and the diffusion of strategies among political actors? What are the possible consequences of the ongoing migration patterns and the associated rise of populist politics for democratic institutions and the welfare state? How are mainstream parties on the left and the right responding to the challenges from the radical right, both in terms of electoral strategy and policy? How can tensions between essentialist views of ‘European values’ and the reality of mass migration be addressed through creative policies aimed at social and cultural inclusion?
 
In light of these concerns, the aim of the conference is to discuss the dimensions and dynamics of the nexus between existing and emergent (im)mobilities, values, and citizenship. While proposals on all topics related to Europe will be considered, special attention will be given to research that emphasizes the cultural, social, and political challenges related to Europe’s experience with internal and external migration. Projects that place the predictors, consequences, and lived realities of these developments in a comparative and international perspective are especially welcome. Specific topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
 
• Subnational, national, and European collective identities
• Practices of citizenship
• Social, cultural, and intellectual exchange
• Civic engagement and global responsibility
• Values, citizenship, and immigrant incorporation
• Governance
• Mobility and social exclusion
• Politics of heritage and memory
• Education and global citizenship
• International migration
• Pilgrimage, exploration, and migration
• Borders and security
• Anti-immigration politics
 
We welcome proposals in all these areas, including cross-thematic and interdisciplinary papers. Proposals may be submitted from August 8 to October 2, 2017. Priority will be given to panel submissions. Participants will be notified of the Program Committee’s decision by December 15, 2017.
 
Information on how to submit proposals will be posted on the CES website and disseminated through its newsletter. Click here to subscribe to the CES Newsletter. For information on how to submit a proposal, please consult the Submission Help page.

Date Posted: Mon, 24 Jul 2017

Conferences & Workshops

CfP: Wisconsin Slavic Conference 2017

Call for Papers
Wisconsin Slavic Conference
October 6-7, 2017
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Abstracts for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Slavic literatures, cultures (including film,
music, and the visual arts), linguistics, and history are invited for the annual Wisconsin Slavic
Conference (formerly titled AATSEEL-Wisconsin). Comparative topics and interdisciplinary
approaches are welcome and encouraged. The conference will be held at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison on Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, 2017.

The most recent conference program is available at http://gns.wisc.edu/event/848/
This year's keynote lecture will be delivered by Professor Pavle Levi (Stanford University).

To present a paper at the Wisconsin Slavic Conference, please submit a proposal by August 31,
2017.
A complete proposal consists of:
1. Author's contact information (name, affiliation, postal address, telephone, and email).
2. Paper title
3. 300-500 word abstract
4. Equipment request (if necessary)

Please send proposals by email to: Ilona Sotnikova, sotnikova@wisc.edu
Please include “Wisconsin Slavic Conference” in the subject line of your email. All submissions
will be acknowledged and considered, and all applicants will be informed of the status of their
proposals no later than September 15.

Date Posted: Thu, 17 Aug 2017

Call for Papers: Independence 1918

The Forum for Czech and Slovak Studies (U.K.) invites scholars, including postgraduate students and independent scholars, to present a short (15-20 minute) paper to an interdisciplinary panel on the theme of Independence 1918 at the BASEES (British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies) conference being held at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 13-15 April 2018.

The panel is intended to explore the meaning and ramifications of independence as (re)gained in 1918 by countries such as, for example, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Yugoslavia. Proposals are invited from scholars working in any of the following fields: History, Politics, Sociology and Geography; Languages and Linguistics; Film and Media Studies; Literatures and Cultures, and Economics.

Presentations can be on any aspect of the theme, although the Forum is particularly interested in receiving proposals that address the topic of independence alongside that of the creation of multi-national or multi-ethnic states. Papers might include discussions of different representations of independence; the form independence took; what the concept of independence means and how it was experienced by different groups or people both within the countries involved and in their diaspora; how independence has been interpreted at different points in time in those contexts; the challenges of nationalism in multi-national entities; and many other topics.

Applications, giving a proposed title for your talk, together with a brief abstract (MAXIMUM 250 words), your email and postal address and your institutional or other affiliation, should be sent as soon as possible, and in any case before 15 September 2017 to:

Julia Sutton-Mattocks, Department of Russian and Czech, University of Bristol, 17 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1UP, U.K.
Email: julia.sutton-mattocks@bristol.ac.uk
 
Forum for Czech and Slovak Studies in the U.K.: www.bristol.ac.uk/cssforum
Date Posted: Fri, 11 Aug 2017

Call for Proposals: 2017 Central Slavic Conference

Central Slavic Conference

founded 1962

Call for Papers

October 20-22, 2017
St. Louis, Missouri

The Central Slavic Conference is pleased to invite scholars of all disciplines working in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European studies to submit proposals for panels, individual papers, and roundtables at its annual meeting to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, October 20-22, 2017.

Founded in 1962 as the Bi-State Slavic Conference, the Central Slavic Conference now encompasses seven states and is the oldest of the regional affiliates of ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies).  Scholars from outside the region and from around the world are welcome.

Proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables should be submitted by email to CSC President Dr. David Borgmeyer (CentralSlavic@outlook.com) no later than September 1, 2017.  Early proposals are encouraged.  All proposals should include:

  • Participant name, affiliation, and email contact information;
  • For individual paper presentation: title and brief description (limit 50 words);
  • For panels: panel title + above information for each participant and discussant (if applicable);
  • For roundtables: roundtable title and participant information.

The CSC will also dedicate a separate portion of the conference to undergraduate research presentations. Faculty are encouraged to support conference proposals from undergraduate students for this new section of the conference. Limited funding is available to provide graduate and undergraduate students with travel stipends.

Charles Timberlake Memorial Symposium
Now a regular part of the CSC program, the symposium is dedicated to the scholarly concerns of longtime CSC member Charles Timberlake. Those interested in participating should contact symposium coordinator Dr. Nicole Monnier at CentralSlavic@outlook.com.

Timberlake Memorial Graduate Paper Prize
Students who present at the CSC Annual Meeting are invited to participate in the Charles Timberlake Graduate Paper Prize competition.  Dedicated to the memory of Professor Timberlake as teacher and mentor, the prize carries a cash award.

CSC registration and hotel reservation information can be found on the CSC website: http://www.slu.edu/international-studies-program/central-slavic-conference.

Date Posted: Fri, 04 Aug 2017

EIUC - International Electoral Observers (IEO) - Training

International Electoral Observers (IEO) - Training

Open and legitimate elections are at the basis of both sustainable development and effective democracy. Actions supporting the right to participate in genuine elections can play a major role in sustaining peace, security and conflict prevention. This support takes the form of electoral assistance projects and election observation missions, all activities that requires skilled and trained observers. 

THE PROGRAMME

The course will introduce the students to election observation starting with introductory remarks followed by lectures in plenum on the history of electoral observation, international legal standards, observation methods and missions functioning.

Work groups, case studies and simulations will actively engage the participants who will look closely into all different steps of an electoral observation mission.

The course is divided in two modules. Starting with a thorough introduction on the international observation theory and its legal standards the first module will analyse the practical life of a short-term observer from the selection of the procedures to the end of the mission including the observation of the polls, the filling of the forms, the reporting system and the code of conduct. The method will combine frontal lecturers in plenary, working groups as well as role plays, discussions and simulation exercises. The second module will introduce the participants to the long-term election observation by deeply analysing some of the aspects related to an international observation mission such as working relations, interviewing techniques, media and security.

The second module is considered a complementary step for those participants who have already attended the first module or the 2012 edition of EIUC training for international observers. Nevertheless, EIUC will also accept first time applicants.

PATRONAGES

The training is organised with the patronage of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Czech Republic and Spain.

Registration deadline: 4 October 2017

Course dates:  6-8 November 2017 / 9-11 November 2017

Venue: EIUC premises in Venice Lido at the Monastery of San Nicolò

Admission requirements: The two modules are devoted to those applicants with no experience in election observation or to those observers who have participated to a maximum of two missions as short-term observers. 

Lectures are conceived for an audience of graduates mainly in Law, Political Sciences, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology or similar who want to discuss international election observation from a multi-disciplinary approach that will be useful in further engagements on the field.

All courses will be held in English. It is, therefore, essential that all participants understand and speak English fluently.

For more information, contacts us at training.ieo@eiuc.org or visit www.eiuc.org/ieo

Date Posted: Thu, 03 Aug 2017

CfP: Perception of Russia in Contemporary World: Memory, Identity, Conflicts (Finland, November 27-28th 2017)

Call for Papers:

Conference

Perception of Russia in Contemporary WorldMemoryIdentityConflicts

Joensuu, University of Eastern Finland

Finland, November 27-28th 2017

This event is viewed as a capstone of the international research project "Perception of Russia Across Eurasia: Memory, Identity, Conflicts" which is being implemented by the international team of scholars within the framework of EU-Russia scientific cooperation program – ERA.NetRUSPlus 2016-2017 (see http://www.eranetrus.eu/index.phpwww.tlu.ee/premic).

The two-days' final conference will focus on the discursive construction of images of Russia by various ethno-cultural groups in different post-Soviet, post-socialist and Western countries. We welcome comparative papers not only drawing parallels between groups and states, but also between the public/political discourse related to Russia and the perceptions of ordinary people based on their historical memory, identity shifts and personal experiences.

Our aim is to bring together international scholars who could present results of their latest research on the topic and who could also be marked by a variety of conceptual approaches, regional foci, and disciplines (Sociology, History, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies, Social Linguistics, International Relations, etc.). We also propose to discuss different methodologies and theoretical approaches to the topic under study.

In more concrete terms, we seek contributions addressing (though not limited to) the following themes:

- Country-specific contexts of the formation of the image of Russia; historical events as main determinants of how various ethno-cultural groups perceive Russia in the countries of East and West;

- Impact of social status, political views, ethno-cultural identity, age and gender on individual attitudes towards Russia;

- Image of Russia as a mirror of cultural/social societal cleavages and ongoing social transformations in the post-Soviet, post-socialist and Western European countries;

- Russian linguistic and cultural space in the post-Soviet countries; Russian language beyond Russia between commodification and emotional attachment;

- Mass media and public discourse versus personal experience of visiting Russia/living in Russia (past and present), migration experience, personal links and contacts as determinants of attitudes towards Russia;

- Role of Russian minorities and diasporic groups;

- Attitudes towards Russia through the lens of historical (Soviet) memory: top-down and bottom-up approach.

We are very pleased to confirm the following keynote speakers:

  • Vladimir Kolossov (Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences)
  • Ilkka Liikanen (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu)
  • Lara Ryazanova-Clarke (Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, University of Edinburgh)
  • Maria Yelenevskaya (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa)

Conference venue: Joensuu, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Time: November 27-28th, 2017

Working languages of the conference will be English and Russian.The deadline for Abstracts (in English), not exceeding 300 words, is September the20th, 2017.

Please, send your abstracts as E-mail attachments, together with a short Bio (with a list of latest publications, not more than one page) to Natalya Kosmarskaya and Anastassia Zabrodskaja to the E-mail address: russiaperception@gmail.com

The selection of papers will occur in September and early October 2017 and notifications will be sent to the prospective participants by October the 10th, 2017.

Funding: Regrettably, the organizers of the conference are unable to cover any travel or accommodation expenses of participants, so we request you to apply to your institution/university funds.

For more detailed information on the conference, see our webpage at www.tlu.ee/premic (coming soon)

Date Posted: Wed, 26 Jul 2017

The 5th From Past to Future with Human and Social Sciences (HASSACC 2017)

Submission deadline: August 11, 2017
Conference dates: September 25 - 29, 2017

HASSACC 2017 is international scientific conference aimed at human and social sciences, based on online presentation. This conference invites researchers to submit scientific papers, research project reports and theory overviews, which contribute to general development of public and social life. This year highlight is: From Past to Future with Human and Social Sciences.
Conference basic info
English is the official conference language, all papers must be written in English.
We are expecting high standards of scholarship within the papers in terms of establishing the theoretical context, explaining the methods of inquiry, and reporting results that may aid other researchers.
Please do not exceed the 6 pages limit for paper and use conference template available at conference home page.
All papers will be referred in double tier approval process: single-blind, peer-review and formal check.
All accepted and published papers will be included into open access online archive.
Conference invites authors to discuss the following disciplines:
  • Philosophy, Psychology and Religion
  • Sociology
  • Economy and Business
  • Management and Marketing
  • Education
  • Humanities 
Guidelines
To efficiently submit your paper, please follow these instructions:
  • All papers must be submitted through conference web page (you need to be signed in).
  • Before submitting your paper, please read guide for preparing a paper.
  • You can follow registration instruction.
  • You will be noticed about all processes (registration, acceptance, etc.) in email. To enhance the delivery you can add address: info@hassacc.cominto your contacts.
Date Posted: Tue, 25 Jul 2017

CFP: Europe and the World: Mobilities, Values & Citizenship

Europe and the World: Mobilities, Values and Citizenship
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
March 29-31, 2018
Organized by the Council for European Studies

Call for Proposals

The intensification of migrant flows and capital mobility in Europe in an era marked by economic instability and security crises has generated widespread political backlash that poses fundamental threats to Europe's core institutions. Understanding these developments necessitates the careful study of the wide-ranging and powerful processes of mobility, both from within and outside of Europe, that are reconfiguring identities and citizenship regimes across European nation-states. Because mobility processes are shaped by economic, cultural, and geopolitical factors and the challenges they raise span the domains of political governance, party politics, economic policy, security, and collective self-understanding, this topic requires interdisciplinary engagement across the social sciences and humanities. Many of the challenges facing Europe raise questions about the position of Europe in the world. What is specific about the European political crisis and what features does it share with comparable developments in the United States and Asia? To what degree are these changes fueled by transnational cooperation and the diffusion of strategies among political actors? What are the possible consequences of the ongoing migration patterns and the associated rise of populist politics for democratic institutions and the welfare state? How are mainstream parties on the left and the right responding to the challenges from the radical right, both in terms of electoral strategy and policy? How can tensions between essentialist views of ‘European values’ and the reality of mass migration be addressed through creative policies aimed at social and cultural inclusion?
 
In light of these concerns, the aim of the conference is to discuss the dimensions and dynamics of the nexus between existing and emergent (im)mobilities, values, and citizenship. While proposals on all topics related to Europe will be considered, special attention will be given to research that emphasizes the cultural, social, and political challenges related to Europe’s experience with internal and external migration. Projects that place the predictors, consequences, and lived realities of these developments in a comparative and international perspective are especially welcome. Specific topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
 
• Subnational, national, and European collective identities
• Practices of citizenship
• Social, cultural, and intellectual exchange
• Civic engagement and global responsibility
• Values, citizenship, and immigrant incorporation
• Governance
• Mobility and social exclusion
• Politics of heritage and memory
• Education and global citizenship
• International migration
• Pilgrimage, exploration, and migration
• Borders and security
• Anti-immigration politics
 
We welcome proposals in all these areas, including cross-thematic and interdisciplinary papers. Proposals may be submitted from August 8 to October 2, 2017. Priority will be given to panel submissions. Participants will be notified of the Program Committee’s decision by December 15, 2017.
 
Information on how to submit proposals will be posted on the CES website and disseminated through its newsletter. Click here to subscribe to the CES Newsletter. For information on how to submit a proposal, please consult the Submission Help page.

Date Posted: Mon, 24 Jul 2017

Summer/ language Opportunities