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NEWSLETTER

April 3, 2017

                    


APPLY BY THIS FRIDAY TO WRITE AN HONORS THESIS IN IR!

The IR Honors Thesis application for Juniors (class of 2018 and 2018.5) is due this Friday, April 7. You can find the application requirements and eligibility criteria here. In order to apply, students must email the following application materials to Anita Nester:

  • a completed online application form
  • a thesis prospectus
  • a graded writing sample
  • a copy of their Brown transcript
Hi IR concentrators,

Welcome back from Spring Break! Whether you stuck around in Providence or traveled away from campus, I hope you had time to relax, catch up on sleep, and spend time with loved ones. As we near the end of the semester, make sure end-of-year deadlines don't slip past you.

SENIORS --deadline to apply to graduate is TODAY!
JUNIORS --deadline to apply to the IR Honors Program is this week, Friday April 7!

Also, we have just released the application for IR Student Assistant for next year (my current job). If you are interested or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me! I've been the Student Assistant for two semesters and can definitely help you decide if it's the right opportunity for you.
 
-Naz
IR Program Student Assistant

 
Announcements this week:
  • IR Advising Office Hours: April office hours!
  • Senior Graduation Requirements: Today!
  • Riccio Prize: Nominate Yourself by 4/15!
  • Honors Thesis Application: Deadline 4/7
  • Important Dates: 4/7, 4/13, 4/18 - 4/25, 4/28 - 5/9

Does capstone have to be on a theme in my track or on the region I am using for IR?

No. However, for many students, this will happen naturally—students with particular regional interests will likely write a paper on that region in a theme-based seminar. Students taking a seminar on a particular country or region will likely want to work on an IR theme in their track. Alternatively, you may want to use your acquired knowledge in IR to explore a new theme or geographic region.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS



MODEL UN AT BROWN

Meetings every Monday at 9 p.m. in Macmillan 115



JOIN THE IR DUG

All concentrators --feel free to email the DUG with any IR-related questions, or if you want to meet up, get to know them more, and get more involved in event planning and other DUG activities!

Email | Web



OIP EVENTS

April 4 - CASA Info Session for Semester Programs (1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at J. Walter Wilson Room 440)

April 7 - Brown in Cuba Info Session for Semester Programs (12 p.m. - 1 p.m. at J. Walter Wilson Room 440)

 



LIBRARY WORKSHOPS
Register here.

April 4- Tableau for Data Viusalization (11 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. at the Digital Scholarship Lab, First Floor of the Rock)

April 6- Managing Your Citations and Research Library with Zotero (3 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. at the Digital Scholarship Lab, First Floor of the Rock)



QUESTIONS?
irprogram@brown.edu

 


 

Office Hours
Week of 4/3

Concentration Advisor
Tues.....1.30-3 // 3-4 (concentration filing only) NEW!
Wed.....10-11.30 //  2-3 (concentration filing only) NEW!
Thurs...2-3 (concentration filing only) NEW!
Fri........1.30-3.30 (concentration filing only) NEW! // 3.30-4.30 (Express walk-in)
Make an appointment.
Express Hours reserved for quickly answerable questions (pre- and post-study abroad approval, course selection, and senior revisions). 10 minutes max!

Student Assistant -Naz
Mon....9.30-11.30
Thur....1-3
Email me anytime with questions at irprogram@brown.edu.

 



 

Senior Requirements

  • Capstone Catalog: Required for graduation

Students who completed a capstone course last fall should submit a capstone catalog entry. This is required for graduation.

  • Today: Application to Graduate Diploma Deadline

Students must fill out the Application to Graduate in Banner in order to receive a diploma at Commencement.
 

JUNIORS: Thesis Apps due April 7! 

Eligibility: IR Juniors
Deadline: April 7, 2017
To apply: Download the application
See more information


Anthony Riccio Prize in International Relations: Nominate yourself now!

Eligibility: IR Seniors
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: Rolling until April 15

See Opportunities for more info!


Work for IR: Applications for Student Assistant Now Open!
 

The International Relations Program is seeking a student assistant to work 10-15 hours/week in the academic program office housed at the Watson Institute.  The primary responsibilities include the development, editing, and distribution of this weekly eNewsletter, the maintenance of a student database, and creating and filing hard-copy files for all new concentrators. The student assistant serves as the liaison to the IR DUG and represents the IR Program as a knowledgeable and engaged IR student.
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: Rolling until filled

 



 

Mark your Calendars!

4/7- Thesis app deadline for Juniors
4/7- Deadline for GISP proposal submissions for Semester I
4/13- Deadline for sophomores to declare a concentration on ASK
4/18 - 4/25- Pre-registration for Semester I 2017-2018
4/28 - 5/9- Reading Period

EVENTS

Watson Events

THIS WEEK AT WATSON
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See the full listing.

 


Featured Events
MONDAY


Lecture: Humanitarianism and Art: The Use of Comics and Animation in Human Rights Advocacy
When: Monday, April 3 at 12 p.m.
Where: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute (111 Thayer St.)
Who: Dr. Benjamin Dix, Senior Fellow at SOAS, University of London and founder of award-winning non-profit PositiveNegatives
Sponsor: Humanitarian Innovation Initiative
Since 2012, Dr. Benjamin Dix, founder of the award-winning non-profit PositiveNegatives and Senior Fellow at SOAS, University of London, has been producing comics and animation to shed light on humanitarian issues, including political conflict, forced migration and refugee asylum. In this talk, he will discuss how he combines his ethnographic research as an anthropologist and photographer, in collaboration with artists, to adapt personal testimonies into art, advocacy and educational materials.
 

TUESDAY
 

Lecture: Education, Opportunity, and Prosperity
When: Tuesday, April 4 at 12 p.m.
Where: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute (111 Thayer St.)

Who: Pamela Reeves, Watson Institute Senior Fellow, hosts a discussion with Kakenya Ntaiya, founder of the Kakenya Center for Excellence in Kenya.
Sponsor: Africa Initiative, Women Empowered
Engaged at the age of 5, Kakenya was to participate in a female circumcision ceremony as a young teenager and then be married. But she had a different plan. First, she negotiated with her father and willingly agree to be circumcised -- only if he would allow her to finish high school. She continued her education at Randolph-Macon Women's College in Virginia, and went on to get a PhD from Pittsburgh. She fulfilled her promise to bring her skills and her dreams back to her village, and has built a transformative school and holistic educational program for rural Kenyan girls, all of whom avoid female genital mutilation and child marriage as they get a world class education.


THURSDAY
 

Book Event: Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution
When: Thursday, April 6 at 4 p.m.
Where: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute (111 Thayer St.)
Who: Peter Andreas, Professor of International Studies and Political Science, presents his new book, Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution.
Sponsor: Watson Institute, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Carol Andreas was a traditional 1950s housewife from a small Mennonite town in central Kansas who became a radical feminist and Marxist revolutionary. From the late sixties to the early eighties, she went through multiple husbands and countless lovers while living in three states and five countries. She took her youngest son, Peter, with her wherever she went, even kidnapping him and running off to South America after his straitlaced father won a long and bitter custody fight. They were chasing the revolution together, though the more they chased it the more distant it became. They battled the bad “isms” (sexism, imperialism, capitalism, fascism, consumerism), and fought for the good “isms” (feminism, socialism, communism, egalitarianism). They were constantly running, moving, hiding. Between the ages of five and eleven, Peter attended more than a dozen schools and lived in more than a dozen homes, moving from the comfortably bland suburbs of Detroit to a hippie commune in Berkeley to a socialist collective farm in pre-military coup Chile to highland villages and coastal shantytowns in Peru. When they secretly returned to America they settled down clandestinely in Denver, where his mother changed her name to hide from his father. This is an extraordinary account of a deep mother-son bond and the joy and toll of growing up with a radical mother in a radical age. 

Lecture: Re-imagining the Middle East
When: Thursday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Kim Koo Library, Watson Institute (111 Thayer St.)
Who: Ambassador Chas Freeman, Watson Institute Senior Fellow
Sponsors: Watson Institute
Join Ambassador Chas Freeman for the third event in a 3-part discussion series called "Reimagining the International Environment." On March 9 he led a discussion on "Reimagining Great Power Relations" and on March 23 the talk focused on "Reimagining China and Asia." 



FRIDAY


Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Displacement: Imperial Origins of Racialized Lives: From Enslavement to Black Lives Matter
When: Friday, April 7 at 11.30 a.m.
Where: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute (111 Thayer St.)
Who: Panel 1 Chair: Ariella Azoulay; Sheila Pree Bright, Photographer; Michael Sawyer, Colorado College; Anne McClintock, Princeton University; Panel 2 Chair: Beshara Doumani; Anthony Bogues, Brown University; Danielle Jackson, Bronx Documentary Center; Saidiya Hartman, Columbia University
Sponsor: Sponsored by the Department of Modern Culture and Media, The Malcolm S. Forbes Center for Culture and Media Studies, Middle East Studies, and the Photographic Archives Research Group (PARG).
This Mellon Sawyer Seminar addresses three overarching themes: (1) Histories: Displacement as a global and historically enduring phenomenon; (2) Ecologies: Displacement as an environmental and technological phenomenon; and (3) Subjectivities: Displacement as an affective and discursive phenomenon. A common thread is a focus on displacement as formative of power relations of inclusion and exclusion. Displacement and the Making of the Modern World pushes at the seams of the humanities, social sciences, and the natural and physical sciences by exploring long-term drivers of displacement.  The wager here is that focused interdisciplinary conversation about displacement as an enduring and global phenomenon integral to the making of the modern world can lay the seeds for imagining alternatives futures.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

CONFERENCES, CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS


Meeting: Clinton Global Initiative University Annual Meeting
Dates: October 13 - 15
Location: Northeastern University, Boston
Deadline: May 1 for regular admission
To apply: Apply online
Hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, the 10th annual CGI U meeting will gather more than 1,000 innovative student leaders to make commitments to action that address some of the world's most pressing challenges. More than $750,000 in funding will be available to select CGI U 2017 students to help them turn their ideas into action.

Summer Symposium: International Peace and Security Institute
Dates: June 10 - July 1
Location: Johns Hopkins SAIS Bologna Center, Italy
Deadline: May 10 for regular admission
To apply: Apply online
Students will: Train intensively with the field's premier political leaders, academic experts, practitioners, and advocates in the practical skills necessary to foster peace and security in their communities and the world; Learn the intricacies of negotiation, mediation, facilitation, social entrepreneurship, transformational leadership, reconciliation, and more; May apply to earn graduate-level course credit from SAIS, one of the world's top graduate schools for international affairs.

Summer School: Security and Society Summer School
Dates: May 27 - July 7
To Apply: Apply online
Deadline: Scholarship Application Deadline: April 3; Registration Deadline: April 17
College women will learn about foreign policy during this week in Washington, DC. Students will hear from leaders advocating around humanitarian issues, international security, and international development in an increasingly interconnected world. Participants will discuss current issues in policy, visit institutions and organizations in DC, and launch their careers through intimate coaching sessions on networking, resume writing, and salary negotiation. They will network with distinguished women at the top of their fields while building connections with peers from across the country. 

Forum: Careers in International Affairs Forum
Dates: March 28
Conference Location: London, UK
Deadline: Rolling
To apply: Register online
Careers in International Affairs Fair - is an annual meeting in which prospect graduates, recruiters and experts will network, share their offerings and exchange insights in the field of international affairs. The second edition will take place on the 28th of March 2017. Young people interested in pursuing their careers in foreign relations and diplomacy will have a chance not only to meet representatives of the academic institutions but also prospective employers.

Conference: University Scholars Leadership Symposium
Conference Dates: August 1-7, 2017
Conference Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Deadline: Rolling
To apply: Apply online
The University Scholars Leadership Symposium is a week-long leadership development training program. The Symposium will bring together 1,000 of the world’s most promising leaders to one stimulating platform in the heart of Asia. The Program has been designed for young persons who are committed to making this world a much better place for the human race.

Summer School: Prague Summer School of Journalism
Dates: August 27 - September 10
Deadline: June 23
To apply: Apply online
The job of foreign correspondent is one of the most prestigious positions in journalism, and is being rapidly transformed by emerging technologies. During a two-week simulation, guided by professionals and academics, students will report back to their home countries and to other international outlets on the Czech Republic and Central Europe, in a number of formats and across multiple platforms.

Language School: Intensive German at the Heidelberger Pädagogium
For information on dates, application process, and more: Email 
The Heidelberger Pädagogium is a non-profit language institute, located conveniently near the city center, and is one of the outstanding educational institutions in Heidelberg, Germany. The German language courses at the institute offer effective learning and individual tutoring by experienced teachers in small groups of 7 to 15 participants, from beginners to preparation courses for the university entrance tests. Accommodation in single rooms in student apartments is available. International students who need a visa for the duration of their stay will be issued a certificate of attendance for the respective embassy.

Summer Program: Backpacking With A Purpose
Dates and Locations: Various
Deadline: Rolling deadline
To apply: Apply online
Participants take local transportation, eat local food, and sleep according to local standards. The volunteer programs are financially accessible and packed with adventure, community service, and education.

Forum: Young Diplomats Forum
Dates: July 2- July 7
To Apply: Email CV and personal statement
Deadline: Rolling
After seven editions in Turkey, Mexico, Greece, Croatia and United Kingdom, The Young Diplomats Forum is well established as the world's leading meeting for young diplomats in which participants will meet other Diplomats, Ambassadors, Ministers, Members of the parliament, Government's Officials, Journalists, Academics, and Diplomacy Experts and discuss different perspectives of global events. With a group of participants from different backgrounds from across the globe, delegates will not only engage in workshops to develop their knowledge and skills, but also take part in institutional visits.

INTERNSHIPS 

Summer Internship: Foundation for Sustainable Development Winter Programs in Africa, Latin America, and India
Deadline: See different deadlines for summer and fall session here.
To apply: Apply online
Winter programs are intense, immersive programs for students and young professionals looking to gain international development experience and training. The internship involves home-stays with host-families, an on-site orientation, development training, grant-writing, and ultimately project implementation to ensure that the work makes a lasting impact on you and the community you serve.
 
Internship: USAID Africa Bureau Summer Internship Programs 
To apply: See application details
Deadline: Not specified
In sub-Saharan Africa, USAID works to help build sustained and well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and conduct themselves responsibly in the international system. Our assistance to Africa aims to help African governments, institutions, and organizations advance good governance principles and innovative approaches to health, education, economic growth, agriculture, and the environment. Interns have the opportunity to contribute to USAID’s work in Africa while learning valuable lessons about international development and working closely with our staff members. The work assigned to an intern in most office divisions includes research, writing program memoranda, drafting documents, facilitating meetings and special events, attending program discussions in the Agency and at the Department of State, and communicating on program issues for USAID field Missions abroad.

Paid Year-Long Internship: The Carter Center
Duration: 9 - 12 months
Deadline: April 21
The Yoshida Scholarship Foundation (supported by YKK Corporation) is currently seeking Japanese nationals to participate in a 9-12 month paid internship at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter, The Carter Center is a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization committed to improving human rights, alleviating human suffering, preventing and resolving conflicts, enhancing freedom and democracy, and improving health.

 
Service Learning Programs: Operation Groundswell
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: Varies based on program
Unlike many large Western organizations that create and enforce development plans, Operation Goundswell forges partnerships with local NGOs and charities to work with them on community-requested projects. It uses volunteer time as a means to better connect to and understand a vibrant community.

Internship: NGOabroad Internship and Volunteer Programs
To apply: See application details
Deadline: Rolling
NGOabroad is a unique service that helps people enter or advance in international humanitarian work and provides frugal, customized international volunteer opportunities. They are offering opportunities in the following countries: Morocco (Human Rights, Democracy Building & Arab Spring) Kenya (Transitional justice & Democracy Building, New Constitution) Mongolia (Monitoring Corruption & Transparency), Kenya, Israel/ Palestine (Peace Building & Conflict Prevention) Rwanda (Reconciliation & Averting Conflict) Tanzania, Rwanda (Legal Aid), Tanzania (Educating citizens on their Rights, Suing foreign companies for violations), Cameroon, Uganda, Morocco (Legal rights for women). These are volunteer opportunities and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Young undergraduates, graduates, or professionals. French is required for some positions.

Delegation: Global Youth Connect
Where: Tanzania, Rwanda, Colombia, South Africa
When: Varies depending on the program
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: Rolling until full
GYC’s programs provide young leaders (ages 14-35) from a wide range of ethnic, national, economic and religious backgrounds with opportunities to learn more about human rights and enhance their ability to take action on pressing human rights issues. In 3-4 weeks, GYC programs weave together a three-tiered approach. First, delegates get experiential development training through an interactive cross-cultural human rights education workshop. Second, they engage in site visits with key stakeholders in local human rights efforts, including with members of government, international and local NGOs, and members of the community. Third,  delegates get on-the-ground experience volunteering with local human rights organizations and doing human rights work. Throughout all three components of the program, delegates develop skills critical to grassroots organizing, conflict transformation, human rights activism and leadership, and technical support for on-going organizing efforts. They also become more deeply integrated into an international community of youth activists who are actively promoting and protecting human rights, as well as educating and inspiring the next generation to work for peaceful change.


SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

Funding: Brown LINK/SEW
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: Second Round: April 12
Each year, Brown awards financial assistance to students pursuing unpaid or low-paying summer internships. These awards allow students to explore career options and engage in experiential learning activities outside the classroom. Students must apply for or secure an internship that is unpaid or that pays less than $1,000 before applying for funds. The Brown LINK Award Program is funded by Brown alums and parents, and the Office of Financial Aid and administered by the Center for Careers and Life After Brown.

Prize: Anthony Riccio Prize in International Relations
Eligibility: IR Seniors
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: April 15
Awarded in memory of Anthony Brian Riccio, Brown Class of 1996, who lost his life in Moscow on September 20, 1994, to that graduating senior who has demonstrated an unquenchable curiosity about another part of the world, a commitment to the rigorous learning of a foreign language, an intrepid pursuit of study abroad, and a pride in his university and in his country. Applications must include a statement from the student justifying the nomination, a written faculty recommendation from Brown, and any pertinent supporting materials.
 
Grant: IR Research and Travel Grant New!
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: Rolling
Eligibility: Undergraduate student concentrating in International Relations in good academic standing, and returning to study at Brown the following fall
The IR Program is offering awards of up to $2,000 that support academic activities for IR students—for example, senior thesis research, research related to independent work, conference participation, internships, and special projects. In order to receive and award, students must complete an online application, including resume, transcript, and personal statement, secure an internship that is unpaid or pays $1,000 or less (includes salary, housing, and transportation) if the application is for an internship, and complete post-award requirements. Questions about the application process should be directed to Anita_Nester@brown.edu.

Grant: Research at Brown Grant
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: Rolling
Research at Brown (RAB) grants support student-initiated research projects in the sciences, the humanities, and the fine arts. The Program supports student research and travel to present papers at conferences. Students may submit proposals for up to $500 of funding at any time. The RAB budget is divided into spring and fall allocations. When each semester’s allocations are spent, new applications cannot be considered until the next funding cycle. Students are therefore encouraged to submit proposals as early as possible.

Research funding: Michael Bhatia Fund for Peacekeeping and Conflict Studies
Deadline: Rolling
To apply: Log into UFunds and submit application
Eligibility: IR concentrator doing work for IR concentration credit
Established in memory of Michael Vinay Bhatia '99, who died in May 2008 in Afghanistan, where he was working as a social scientist in consultation with the U.S. military, the Fund underwrites field work, study abroad, or thesis research by IR concentrators working on peace-keeping and conflict studies. It is awarded to a student who, like Michael Bhatia '99, hopes to deepen his/her understanding of a region or culture by traveling and studying there, with the ultimate goal of helping to promote cross-cultural understanding that might end or avert violence or military conflict.

Grant: Student Research Grants in Judaic Studies
To apply: Send a 1-2 page description of the project to Susan Rottenberg
Deadline: Rolling
The Program in Judaic Studies aims to promote and support the study of Jews and Judaism across Brown. To that end, the Department offers research grants for Brown undergraduate and graduate students working in related fields. Funds may be used in a wide variety of ways, including acquisition of research materials, traveling to research sites, etc. Preference will be given to those who have taken courses in or who plan to work with an adviser in the Program in Judaic Studies. Grant proposals can be for as little as $250 but should not exceed $1000. Application materials should be sent to Susan Rottenberg and should include a 1-2 page description of the project that explains how the student will use the funds. The application should also include the name of a faculty reference.  The Program in Judaic Studies accepts applications at any point in the academic year for as long as funds are available.

JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Paid Year-Long Internship: Communications Assistant at Global Foundation for Democracy and Development
Deadline: Start date in March
Location: Washington, D.C.

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter
The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development is seeking a full-time, paid intern to fill the post of Communications Assistant. The qualified intern must be bilingual in Spanish and English, with the target language being English and the ability to translate from Spanish to English. The intern will assist in all tasks and initiatives undertaken by the Communications Department of the GFDD in the Washington D.C. office. Excellent writing and communications skills are a must. The candidate must also possess outstanding organizational skills.

Job: Latin America Goes Global
Deadline: Rolling
To Apply: Email cover letter and resume
The ideal candidate is a driven and curious person who is willing to work on social media, learn how to edit op-eds and conduct research on different topics. Must be located in NYC, available 10-20 hours per week and able to speak, write and edit in both English and Spanish.

Volunteer Opportunity: Global Youth Connect South Africa
Deadline: Check website for updates
To Apply: Apply online

This delegation is a collaboration between Global Youth Connect and Inkululeko - a nonprofit that works with young people in Grahamstown, South Africa helping them finish high school and move onto university or to gain a skill set so they can be gainfully employed upon graduation. GYC Delegates will be woven into projects within Inkululeko where they will learn about sustainable development, the strides being made by one organization to make education more equitable for Grahamstown residents and engage in conversation about promoting human rights through education. GYC delegates will work alongside young people who live in Grahamstown on volunteer projects and will see, firsthand, what efforts are being made to push the community forward. This delegation is open to college age students from around the world.

Job: Impact
Deadline: Rolling
To Apply: Apply online
If you are interested in joining a team of passionate people to make an impact on issues like global warming, clean water, big money’s influence over our democracy and other issues that matter to our future, consider a job with Impact. Impact is a nonprofit that runs action campaigns. We work in states where we can win positive change for our environment, our democracy and our future.

Volunteer Opportunity: Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island
Deadline: Rolling
To Apply: Email volunteers@diiri.org expressing interest in volunteering
Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island (DIIRI) welcomes immigrants and refugees who are working to overcome cultural, educational, economic and language barriers, empowering them to achieve self-sufficiency and to participate actively in their communities. Volunteers play a critical role at Dorcas, providing the individual attention the program participants require to succeed. Dorcas is always looking for new volunteers to work as  tutors, class room aides, immigration and citizenship support, and refugee mentors.

Volunteer Opportunity: Project Esperanza Volunteer Trips
Deadline: Rolling
To apply: E-mail Volunteer@EsperanzaMeansHope.org
Project Esperanza primarily serves the Haitian immigrant population of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic in the areas of education, social aid, and community development. If you are looking for an opportunity to serve, improve your language skills, and see another part of the world, this is the trip for you!

Volunteer: Armenian Volunteer Corps
Deadline: Rolling deadline
To Apply: Apply online
Volunteers 21 years of age and older volunteer in Armenia in a job placement of their own choosing. Placements available in a wide variety of sectors and organizations. AVC provides all logistical support from airport pick-up, to host-family living arrangements, Armenian language classes, and more.

POST GRADUATE OR SUMMER STUDY

Masters Program: LSE-Peking University Double MSc in International Affairs
Where: Beijing and London
To Apply: Apply online 
Deadline: May 5
The double Master’s degree offers an outstanding opportunity for graduate students and young professionals. The first year is spent at the School of International Studies at Peking University, studying the international relations of China and the Asia Pacific region. The second year is spent at LSE, studying the theory and history of global international relations.

Summer Language School: Higher School of Economics Russian Language School Intensive Summer Program
When: June 6 - August 12
Where: Moscow
To apply: Apply online
HSE’s Intensive Summer Language School is a 10-week-long program open to intermediate and advanced speakers of Russian. The program is made up of 200 academic hours. Students in the program live in HSE dormitories in central Moscow with Russian roommates. Language tutors also live at the dormitories and are available to help with homework. They are connected with their Russian peers, who will show them around HSE, help them get around during orientation week, give advice on life in Moscow, and help organize more informal social events and activities.

Winter Program: The Green Program Experiential Education
Deadline: Rolling
Program Dates: Varies, see schedule
To Apply: Apply online 
The Green Program’s career accelerating, hands-on, high adventure impact unique educational model proves why The Green Program is not just any study abroad program. The Green Program offer short-term, experiential education for the world’s most pressing issues in sustainable development in one of three different locations: Iceland, Peru, or Pennsylvania.

Summer Courses: Intensive Arabic Courses at Bethlehem University
To register: Register online
Deadline: Contact program
This summer, the Arabic School at Bethlehem University is offering three levels of spoken and media Arabic in July and August in cooperation with the Palestinian Arabic Institute. Students must make their own arrangements at a hotel, hostel, pension, or private home in Jerusalem or Bethlehem. Reservations should be made well in advance, or students have to arrive in Bethlehem several days before registration to find living accommodations. The university does not arrange student housing, but can help with advice and addresses. No prior knowledge of Arabic is required for the first level.

Study Abroad Program: Ecela Spanish & Political Science Program
Where: Argentina, Chile, and Peru
More Information: Check FAQ
Deadline: Rolling
ECELA is an acronym for Español y Cultura en LatinoAmerica.  The organization is 100% dedicated to teaching the Spanish language while immersing the participants in the cultures of Latin America.

Language School: Intensive German at the Heidelberger Pädagogium
For information on dates, application process, and more: Email 
The Heidelberger Pädagogium is a non-profit language institute, located conveniently near the city center, and is one of the outstanding educational institutions in Heidelberg, Germany. The German language courses at the institute offer effective learning and individual tutoring by experienced teachers in small groups of 7 to 15 participants, from beginners to preparation courses for the university entrance tests. Accommodation in single rooms in student apartments is available. International students who need a visa for the duration of their stay will be issued a certificate of attendance for the respective embassy.

GET PUBLISHED

Writing Competition: International Affairs Forum Student Writing Competition
To submit: All submissions should be between 2,500-3,000 words, excluding footnotes, and must be submitted to editor@ia-forum.org. See submission guidelines for more detials.
Deadline: Today!
The Center for International Relations announces its Spring 2017 Student Writing Competition where winners are eligible for publication in the upcoming issue of International Affairs Forum, a biannual publication on international affairs and economics. For the Spring 2017 issue, submissions will be accepted for the following two topics ONLY: "populism in the digital age and cybersecurity".

Write: The Dialectics - Journal of Leadership, Politics, and Society at Penn State Abingdon
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: Rolling
Journal of Leadership, Politics, and Society, a refereed, multidisciplinary online journal devoted to scholarship and discourse, is currently accepting high quality essays on issues of public importance. Papers should have a single thesis, be focused, identify significant societal and global issues, and offer creative solutions or specific recommendations for addressing the challenges. Students from institutions in the United States or abroad are cordially invited to submit their work for review.
 
Write: World Outlook: Journal of International Affairs at Dartmouth College
Eligibility: Recent graduates (seniors will be eligible after graduation)
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: Rolling
World Outlook welcomes submissions from all current and recently-graduated undergraduate students, regardless of institutional affiliation. Content from most academic disciplines is accepted, provided that papers are relevant to the field of international relations. Please familiarize yourself with work typically published in World Outlook before submitting.

Write: Al-Noor: The Boston College Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Journal
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: Rolling; authors will be notified of the status of their submission the following January or June
Al-Noor seeks to provide students a medium for publishing about the Middle East and Islam and promote a discourse about the diverse opinions, myriad cultures, histories, and perspectives that comprise the Middle East.

Write: Critique: A Worldwide Student Journal of Politics at Illinois State University
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: Rolling
Critique provides a forum for graduate and undergraduate students of politics to express and exchange diverse ideas and to imagine new possibilities for democracy and justice. The electronic format of Critique provides an alternative venue that expands political debate by creating space for the emergence of new ideas. Such a medium broadens the horizon for undergraduate and graduate publications and serves to lift typically unheard voices in academia. The editors firmly believe that budding scholars introduce valuable ideas that must be heard in order to understand the changing nature of our global community. Thus we encourage articles about politics that take seriously the growing opportunities for social change and new possibilities for enacting policy nationally and internationally.

Write: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: Rolling
The journal combines undergraduate and faculty involvement to create a cooperative approach to the peer review process and is registered with the Library of Congress. Since we accept submissions from all disciplines of undergraduate study and from any accredited institution of higher education, JUR is a truly unique journal.  Submissions may include original research, abstracts, editorials, reviews, or other creative works. Undergraduate associate editors, peer reviewers, and faculty reviewers will rigorously review each submission. Any research submission must include the Permission to Publish completed and signed by the student's faculty advisor(s) and other coauthors.
 
Write: Discussions: The Undergraduate Research Journal of Case Western Reserve University
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: Rolling
This journal's main objective is to present the best of undergraduate research from across the country. Discussions accepts research papers written by current undergraduate students from accredited colleges and universities around the globe. The research can be on any topic, not limited to science or engineering. A student may submit a paper from a class, as long as his/her work presents a new and innovative idea.






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