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NEWSLETTER

January 30, 2017


Letter from the director


Dear IR students,

Welcome back to campus. I hope you are making good use of shopping period. Please make sure to un-register from courses (especially seminars) as soon as you know you will not be taking them so others can enroll.
 
Much is going on at the Watson Institute this semester and I hope you'll take the opportunity to get involved. Of particular interest to IR students is the upcoming talk by Reese Erlich on the Syrian war, ISIS, Russia and US diplomacy.  Erlich is a journalist who has covered the Syrian war and who will discuss the future of diplomacy under a Trump administration. Wednesday at 5:30 pm in the Joukowsky Room.  Hope you can make it.

On a larger note:  These are turbulent political times, and all of us are struggling to make sense of what is happening.  Faculty in your courses are in a position to provide scholarly context for, and analysis of, current developments.  Do put in a request with your professors if you'd like them to address a particular issue that would be appropriate in the context of the course.  Do also feel free to come see me if there is something you feel the IR Program could do or address. Needless to say, the political turbulence and the rapid news cycle may also lead one to spend way more time following the news (and Facebook, twitter, etc.) than is healthy! We all need to find a balance between following political developments and getting our work done.

My office hours this semester are Mondays 1:00-2:30 and Thursdays, 2:00-3:30 pm (it's best if you sign up electronically but you can also take your chances and drop by). Please feel free to come by. I look forward to seeing many of you this semester.

Happy shopping.

Nina Tannenwald
Director
International Relations Program

Announcements this week:
  • Office Hours: Shopping period office hours
  • Capstone Catalog: Requirement for seniors!
  • Registration: IR Seminars
  • Important Dates: 2/7, 2/18-2/21, 2/22, 2/28
NOTE - The program newsletter is long because we have so many awesome opportunities and important announcements on here, so if the content is 'clipped' at the bottom, please click the link to view!

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS




MODEL UN AT BROWN
Meetings every Monday at 9 p.m. in Macmillan 115
First meeting today!
 



JOIN THE IR DUG
Spring meetings TBD 
Email | Web

 


OIP EVENTS
Feb. 9- Warm Up to Study Abroad (JWW Lobby)

 


QUESTIONS?
irprogram@brown.edu

 
Office Hours
Week of 1/30

Concentration Advisor
Tue.... 10-11:30
Wed....10-12
Thur... 10-12
Fri.......10-12 (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
Tues....12-2
Thur....12-2
Email me anytime with questions at irprogram@brown.edu.





 


 

Capstone Catalog and Other 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.

Multiple Concentrations Ceremony Attendance
Students with more than one concentration must notify the Registrar as to which ceremony you wish to attend no later than February 28, 2017.

Application to Graduate Diploma Information
Students must fill out the Application to Graduate in Banner no later than April 3, 2017 in order to receive a diploma at Commencement.






Registration: IR Seminars

As registration is open once again, here is a list of all INTL seminars being offered this semester. Although many of them have reached their enrollment limit, keep in mind that enrollment prioritizes IR juniors and seniors!
 
  Arnulf Becker Lorca
Visiting Lecturer in International Relations
INTL 1700: International Law
This introduction to public international law covers the nature of legal reasoning in international relations, the interplay of international law and international politics, and the international legal process. Examines selected substantive fields such as state responsibility, the use of force, international human rights, and the U.S. and international law.

 
  Tim Edgar
Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs

INTL 1804B: Computers, Freedom and Privacy: Current Topics in Law and Policy
Who is the Big Brother that we most fear? Is it the NSA -- or is it Google and Facebook? Rapidly changing social mores and the growing problem of cybersecurity have all contributed to a sense that privacy is dead. While the laws that protect privacy and civil liberties are stuck in the analog age, the capabilities for mass digital surveillance continue to advance rapidly. This course puts current controversies in historical context and explores possible reforms.
 
  Stephen Kinzer
Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs
INTL 1802W: International Journalism: Foreign Reporting in Practice
Objective: give juniors and seniors direct experience with the job of being a foreign correspondent. Classes focus on two themes—the practice of international journalism and the history and contemporary reality of Cuba. Seminar includes reporting trip to Cuba during spring break. The seminar is valuable to two types of students—those interested in a career in international journalism and students who are not pursuing a career in journalism but who want to learn journalistic skills. Many fields need people who know how to research, conduct interviews, distill information, and write clearly. This is especially important to careers that involve international work.

 
  Michelle Jurkovich
Postdoctoral Fellow in International and Public Affairs
INTL 1803N: The Politics of Food Security
There is enough food on the planet to feed everyone, and yet currently approximately 875 million people go hungry. Why is this the case? This course explores the politics of international food security, dividing the semester into four sections to examine food through the lens of development, human rights, governance, and security concerns.

 
  Ali Kadivar
Postdoctoral Fellow in International and Public Affairs
INTL 1803M: Reassessing Contentious Politics, and Social Movements
This course introduces the major theories of social movements that explain the origins, dynamics, and consequences of contentious politics. We concentrate on the Middle East, the First and Second Palestinian Intifadas, and Arab Spring uprisings; examining how social movement theory helps us to understand these major episodes of mass mobilization and how these episodes prompt us to change our way of thinking about social movements and contentious politics more generally. We investigate social movement attributes such as movement emergence, member recruitment, leadership, organization, tactics, targets, and goals.

 
  Pamela Reeves
Visiting Fellow in International and Public Affairs
INTL 1803G: Global Women’s Issues: Investing in women as strategy for sustainable growth and global development
What are women’s issues around the world? What policies and programs are designed to engage the issues and improve outcomes? What role does and can the private sector play in harnessing the untapped potential of 50% of the globe’s population? Is there evidence to support the need for investment—of resources, focus, and political capital—and to quantify the results of its impact?

Mark your Calendars!
 

2/7: Last day to add a course without a fee
2/18-2/21: Long weekend
2/22: Last day to add a course (with a fee), change from audit to credit, or change a grade option
2/28: Last day for students with multiple concentrations to select which departmental ceremony to receive their diploma in

EVENTS

Watson Events

THIS WEEK AT WATSON
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See the full listing.

 



Featured Events

WEDNESDAY

Security Seminar Series: A Reporter's Perspective: Islamic State, Assad, Russia, Trump and the Failure of US Policy 
When: Wednesday, February 1 at 5.30 p.m.
Where: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute (111 Thayer St.)
Who: Reese Erlic
h, Peabody winning journalist and author
Sponsor: Watson Institute

Based on numerous reporting trips to the region, freelance foreign correspondent Reese Erlich discusses the growth of Syrian extremist rebel groups, the status of the Assad regime, foreign intervention and the failure of US policy. He provides up to date analysis on what President Trump will face in one of the world's major crises. Erlich reported from the frontlines along the northern Iraq-Syria border and has visited all the countries surrounding Syria to interview rebel leaders, refugees and civil society activists.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

CONFERENCES, CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Student Research Conference:
The Walsh Exchange
Dates: March 31 - April 1
To Apply: Email submissions
Deadline: Janurary 31
The Walsh Exchange is an undergraduate research conference dedicated to international relations held in Washington D.C. Hosted by Georgetown University’s esteemed Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, this conference aspires to give undergraduate students an opportunity to showcase their work and to bring together IR enthusiasts for an exciting exchange of ideas. Students can submit papers to be considered to present at the conference.

Mentoring Fair: Women's Foreign Policy Group Annual Mentoring Fairs
Dates: February 1 in Washington D.C. and February 23 in New York
To Apply: Register online
The Women's Foreign Policy Group Annual Mentoring Fairs in Washington, D.C. and New York provide an opportunity for students and young professionals to meet with international affairs professionals and learn from their career experiences. Unlike a career fair, the focus is on entering and succeeding in your field, not just opportunities at your company. This year the events are co-sponsored with The George Washington University and New York University.

Conference: The International Studies Students Association Conference
Dates: March 8 - March 9
To Apply: Email submissions
Deadline: February 15
The conference aims to provide a collaborative platform for students to engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue essential to the understanding of global issues. This year the focus is Concepts and Practices of Citizenship. The conference is going to take place on the campus of American University of Sharjah.

Summer School: Vilnius Summer School on Military and Energy Security
Location: Lithuania
Dates: July 1 - July 8
To Apply: Apply online
Deadline: February 28

Military Security course gives you a chance to get in-depth understanding about current threats the Eastern flank of Europe faces and the counter-measures it applies to deter aggressors and defend both - regional and national - security interests.
Energy Security course provides you with an opportunity to gain knowledge about national and regional energy policy attempts to secure sustainable, competitive and affordable energy for EU energy consumers - households and businesses.

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.

Summer Course: Nuclear Nonproliferation, Safeguards, and Security in the 21st Century
Eligibility:
Graduate students
Dates: June 19 - June 30
To Apply: Apply online
Deadline: February 15

This summer course is designed to give students a sound understanding of the framework created by the international community to address the threats of nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism. The focus is on the central element of this regime, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and its verification mechanism, the IAEA safeguards system.

Spring University: Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty
Dates: April 2-April 13
To Apply: Apply online
Deadline: February 22
The objective of the Spring University Prague 2017, “Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty”, is to provide students with a broad understanding of the most significant political and social issues in contemporary Europe. The course provides an interdisciplinary approach and combines multiple learning methods, such as lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, field work, group-work and student presentations. Students will not only have the opportunity to explore a range of interesting topics and gain valuable insights into the current challenges and risks to the development of Europe, but will also have occasion to improve their research and presentation skills. Moreover, there will be numerous free-time activities that will provide participants with a chance to enjoy the wide range of attractions that Prague has to offer.

Summer Program:
Conflict and the Struggle for Peace: Explorations in Ireland and the Middle East
Location: Dublin and Amman
Dates: June 11 - July 15 or Arabic option July 17 - August 13
To Apply: Apply online
Deadline: March 15
The program begins in Dublin and then moves to Northern Ireland to fully explore the Irish peace process. The students then travel to Amman, Jordan and use the Irish peace process as a case study to examine intractable conflicts in the Middle East.  Looking beyond the Israel-Palestine conflict, the program examines larger inter-regional as well as inter-tribal conflicts. Students also have the option to add a four-week intensive Arabic language class to further enhance their experiences.

Summer School: Security and Society Summer School
Dates: May 27 - July 7
To Apply: Apply online
Deadline: March 15
This six-week summer school takes a broad but intensive look at traditional and contemporary security issues. Using Poland and Central Europe as case studies, students will gain a new perspective on global issues. Summer 2017 courses will address security, cyber-security, history, criminal justice, urban planning, elites, identity/diversity/tolerance, and Jewish studies.


Conference: University Scholars Leadership Symposium
Conference Dates: August 1-7, 2017
Conference Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Deadline: Rolling deadline
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.

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.

INTERNSHIPS 

Spring and Summer Internship: Foundation for Sustainable Development Winter Programs in Africa, Latin America, and India
Deadline: See different deadlines for spring, 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.


Summer Program: United Nations Summer Study
To apply: See application details
Deadline: March 31
The United Nations Summer Study (UNSS) program, offered by The New School’s Graduate Program in International Affairs, puts graduate and undergraduate students on the ground in the United Nations and in New York City. Unlike other UN study programs, UNSS takes you beyond a narrow focus on security and diplomacy to investigate development, human rights, humanitarian action, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, environmental, and reform issues. UNSS course work prepares you to understand and engage with contemporary issues, policies, and debates in international affairs. UNSS practicums, not found in any other UN summer program, enable you to gain hands-on experience in the UN system.
 
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.

Internship: Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) Summer Internships at Temple University Japan Campus
When: May 25 - July 24
Where: Tokyo
To apply: See application details
Deadline: Applications are considered on a rolling basis until April 1
Interns at the Temple University Japan Campus work as research associates with faculty members, help organize conferences, or work on special projects with TUJ administrators. In the past, interns have worked on organizing major academic symposia, assisted faculty in their research (in the fields of history, anthropology, sociology, international relations, communications, and literature) and co-written articles. Interns also participate in seminars and discussion groups at TUJ, and regularly visit museums, businesses, embassies, and interesting sights in Tokyo and Yokohama
 
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

Fellowship: Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
Eligibility: U.S. citizens; 3.2 - 4.0 GPA; rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: February 2
The International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program offers the following three courses at Howard University over the six-week period:
  • History of U.S. Foreign Relations – This course explores the major events and themes in U.S. foreign relations since the 19th century and identifies the widest possible causes, actors and effects of foreign relations.
  • Political Economy – This course reviews the U.S. economy, introduces terms and tools used in public policy analysis and discusses current international economic topics including trade, globalization and the role of international financial institutions.
  • Writing – This course aids in developing a student's ability to draft, in a clear, concise and persuasive manner, a variety of different types of documents needed to pursue professional and academic interests in international affairs.
Scholars have the chance to meet with a wide range of professionals from government and non-governmental organizations who can talk about diverse international policy issues and career options. In recent years, the Scholars have met with former Secretary of State Rice, the Director General of the Foreign Service, Congressman Rangel and dozens of other foreign affairs professionals.

Scholarship: Boren Scholarship
Eligibility: U.S. Citizens
To apply: See application details
Deadline:  February 2
Interested in studying abroad? Want money to do it? Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholars study less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. Applicants must identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.  NSEP recognizes that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.

 
Fellowship: Royce Fellowship
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: February 7
Every spring, up to twenty students at Brown are inducted into the Society of Royce Fellows, each receiving an award of up to $4,000 to pursue a research, curricular development, or public service project of his or her own design. The program seeks to enable undergraduates to explore their developing interests and passions and to extend the ideals of Brown’s open curriculum beyond the walls of the university. All rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who will be on campus for at least one full academic year are eligible for the Royce Fellowship Program.
 
Fellowship: Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRAs)
To apply: See application details
Deadline: February 10
Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRAs) support Brown students collaborating with Brown faculty on research and teaching projects during the summer or the academic year. Named for the dean who launched the program in the 1980s, UTRAs provide students with valuable academic experience that prepares them for graduate study and that contributes directly to course development at Brown.

Fellowships: Breakthrough Generation
To apply: See application details
Deadline: February 15
Breakthrough Generation is the young leaders initiative of the Breakthrough Institute, a paradigm-shifting think tank committed to rejuvenating progressive thought for the 21st century. Breakthrough is best known for its climate and energy policy work, but fellows next summer have the opportunity to work on either Energy and Climate, Conservation and Development, or Economic Growth and Innovation. Each summer, Breakthrough offers highly competitive fellowships to top young analysts, writers, and thought leaders from around the world. Founded in 2007, Breakthrough Generation seeks to foster the development of a new generation of leaders capable of fully grappling with the scale and complexity of today's greatest challenges.

 
Fellowship: South Asian Studies Student Fellowship
To apply:
 Apply via UFunds
Deadline: February 22
The South Asian Studies Student Fellowship supports a graduate or undergraduate summer project related to any region of South Asia outside of India. The South Asian Studies Fellowships offers $4,000 and supports student research interests in Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka. Projects may include research, an internship, a language learning program or a combination thereof.
 
Fellowship: Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
Eligibility: US citizens
To apply: See application details
Deadline: February 28
The fellowship helps fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad. During his/her travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy. Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.

Fellowship: The Cogut Center for the Humanities Undergraduate Fellowships
To apply: See application details
Deadline: March 1
The Cogut Center for the Humanities inaugurated academic-year-long Undergraduate Fellowships each year for Brown undergraduate students in the humanities. Rising junior and senior honors students are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate Fellows are expected to participate actively in the Cogut Center’s regularly scheduled Fellows' Seminars and other center events. Undergraduate Fellowships provide an enhanced context for advanced honors students, including the opportunity for presentation of work and the benefits of critique from an exciting group of Cogut Center Faculty Fellows, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows, Graduate Fellows and Distinguished Visiting Fellows.

 
Fellowship: Baker Fellowship
Eligibility: Graduating seniors
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: March 3
The Harvey A. Baker Fellowships are awarded annually to outstanding members of the graduating class to aid them in undertaking graduate or professional study at a university of their choice either in the U.S. or abroad. The income for these fellowships derives from a trust estate established by the late Marion North Brown Baker in memory of her husband, Harvey Baker, 1881-1951 (A.B. Brown, 1903; L.L.B., Harvard, 1906), a prominent Providence attorney. The deed of trust for the Baker provides that each student selected must have high scholastic standing; have participated in college activities; and have shown qualities of leadership. The fellowship awards $10,000 to support graduate and professional school study for Brown graduating seniors for one year.

Fellowship: Emery Fellowship
Eligibility: Graduating seniors
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: March 3
The Anne Crosby Emery Alumnae Fellowships are awarded each year to honor women in the graduating class and to aid them in undertaking graduate or professional study at a university of their choice either in the U.S. or abroad. The Fellowships were founded by the Alumnae Association of Brown University in 1914. The purpose of the Fellowships, maintained in honor of the second dean of the Women’s College in Brown University, is to stimulate the intellectual life of undergraduate students. The Emery Fellowship is awarded on the basis of scholarly ability and excellence of character. The fellowship awards $10,000 to support graduate and professional school study for Brown graduating seniors for one year.

Fellowship: Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship
Eligibility: US citizens; sophomores who identify as African American, Latina/o, or Native American
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: March 6
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority students, and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue PhDs in core fields in the arts and sciences. The Program works to increase the number of individuals from certain minority groups on university faculties. MMUF aims to achieve its mission by identifying and supporting students of great promise and helping them to become scholars of the highest distinction.

Fellowship: Center for Contemporary South Asia Student Fellowships
Eligibility: Juniors or Sophomores with advanced standing
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: March 7 (at noon)
The purpose of undergraduate summer funding is to facilitate research for a senior thesis or to provide internship experience with an academic or civil society organization. Students are invited to propose work with any organization or indicate their interest in one of the Center’s partners by contacting our Center Manger. Students who are unsure of where they would like to intern or are interested in one of the initiative's partners are encouraged to discuss their interests with a faculty member as early as possible. Students who already have made contact with an organization are required to attach a letter of interest from the organization.

Funding: Brown LINK/SEW
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: First Round: March 10; 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.

Fellowship: The Marla Ruzicka International Public Service Fellowship
To apply: See application details
Deadline: March 31
The Marla Ruzicka International Public Service Fellowship provides $4,000 to support the summer plans of one Brown undergraduate who displays the characteristics of compassion, determination, and selflessness in the pursuit of international human rights, post-conflict rehabilitation, or international public service in its most noble spirit, and whose summer plans reflect those traits.
 
Fellowship: Jack Ringer Summer in Southeast Asia Fellowship
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: March 31
The Jack Ringer Summer in Southeast Asia Fellowship is made possible through the generosity of Jack Ringer '52, who served in Burma after graduating from Brown. The award provides Brown students with up to $4,000 to support summer travel to Southeast Asia to conduct research or work in an internship.

 
Grant: Watson Summer Thesis Travel Grants
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: April 25
Eligible applicants for summer 2017 research travel are concentrators in International Relations (IR) and Development Studies (DS) who need to travel to conduct fieldwork for an approved senior thesis.
 
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

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

 

Study: Middlebury Summer Language Schools
Program dates: See program details
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: February 1, March 15
Every summer, students and teachers, scholars and artists, entrepreneurs and political leaders from around the world gather at the Middlebury Language Schools. They apply their considerable efforts to one goal—creating the richest, most effective language-learning environment on earth. Those who arrive with basic language skills expand them dramatically, allowing them to engage with native speakers in an informed discussion of cultural, political, or social issues. The catalyst for this progress is the Language Pledge, a promise made by students, faculty, and staff to communicate solely in their language of choice for the duration of their time in the program. Summer programs are offered in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Spring University: Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty
Dates: April 2-April 13
To Apply: Apply online
Deadline: February 22
The objective of the Spring University Prague 2017, “Understanding Europe in an Age of Uncertainty”, is to provide students with a broad understanding of the most significant political and social issues in contemporary Europe. The course provides an interdisciplinary approach and combines multiple learning methods, such as lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, field work, group-work and student presentations. Students will not only have the opportunity to explore a range of interesting topics and gain valuable insights into the current challenges and risks to the development of Europe, but will also have occasion to improve their research and presentation skills. Moreover, there will be numerous free-time activities that will provide participants with a chance to enjoy the wide range of attractions that Prague has to offer.

Masters Program: Charles Univeristy in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Masters Programs in English
Where: Prague
To Apply: Apply online 
Deadline: February 28 (for early action)

The Institute of International Studies, Charles University in Prague, offers four Master’s Degree Programmes taught in English:

  • Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES): The BECES program offers English-speaking students  a deep and versatile exploration of “the East”, understood as the territory composed of Central Europe, the Balkan peninsula, and the countries of the former Soviet Union, including those in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Primary attention is paid to modern history, politics and diplomacy, as well as to fundamental social, cultural and economic problems. The program also offers students the chance to learn or improve their knowledge of the Czech language and some other languages of the area.
  • Central European Comparative Studies (CECS): The CECS program focuses on the region composed of Germany, Austria and the Visegrad countries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary) with overlapping interest in neighboring countries. The program is offered either in the form of a full-time program of study or as part-time study (optimized for working people with classes held on Friday afternoons).
  • European Politics and Society (EPS): The EPS is a multidisciplinary two-year Joint Master Degree Program linking the fields of European politics, contemporary history and culture, economy, international relations and policy-making. The first semester of the EPS Program is based on Master level introductory courses (in Prague), the second semester focuses on EU related courses (Krakow, Leiden). In the third and fourth semesters, the program offers four different study tracks reflecting the diverse expertise of the Consortium members (Prague, Krakow, Barcelona, and Leiden). Each track combines various elective courses, research methods training, an internship and language tuition with an advanced research dissertation supervised by key staff from each Partner University.
  • Master in Area Studies (MAS): The MAS interdisciplinary program offers expert knowledge and analytical-synthetic skills focused on modern history and current developments of Europe, Eurasia, and North America.
  • Institute of International Studies, Charles University in Prague offers one double-degree program taught in English in cooperation with the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS): IMESS is a leading international double-degree program in comparative area studies. Divided into three tracks (Economy & Business, Politics & Security, Nation, History & Society), IMESS focuses on the culture, economy, history, politics and society of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Summer School: Security and Society Summer School
Dates: May 27 - July 7
To Apply: Apply online
Deadline: March 15
This six-week summer school takes a broad but intensive look at traditional and contemporary security issues. Using Poland and Central Europe as case studies, students will gain a new perspective on global issues. Summer 2017 courses will address security, cyber-security, history, criminal justice, urban planning, elites, identity/diversity/tolerance, and Jewish studies.


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

Write: The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography
To submit: See submission details
Deadline: January 31
The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography (JUE) seeks to distribute original student-produced work from a variety of disciplinary areas. Our goal is to bring readers, especially other undergraduates, insights into subcultures, rituals, and social institutions. We expect crossovers with anthropology, sociology, American studies, urban studies as well as programs in education and marketing. The JUE encourages current undergraduates or those who have graduated within the past twelve months to submit original ethnographic manuscripts for consideration. Manuscripts may include research on any subject.



Write: Journal of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: February 3

PULJ is looking for papers ranging from 15 to 100+ double-spaced pages in length. The journal is especially receptive to research papers, senior theses, and independent studies or final papers written for classes. Papers need not be on American law -- they can be on the laws or legal system of any country. Submissions are considered on a rolling basis, so if your piece is not finished by the deadline, please still submit it upon completion (to be considered for a later issue). Students in any field of study are encouraged to submit their work, so long as their piece relates to the law or the legal system. Possible disciplinary perspectives include, but are not limited to: History, Criminology, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, English, Biology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Linguistics, Psychology, and Political Science.

Write: The Brown Political Review
To submit: See submission guidelines
Deadline: February 5
Like politics? Like writing? Want to write about politics in a nonpartisan student publication? Submit a pitch to Brown Political Review! BPR’s magazine publishes all its content from the Brown community, choosing student work based on pitch submissions. A “pitch” is a 100-300 word idea for an article, editorial, Op-Art, or any other great idea students have. Students can send BPR as many pitches as they would like. Two common types of articles are exposé or argument. In the first couple sentences, the student should describe what he/she wants to write about and why, then use the rest of the space to flesh out those ideas. If the student is writing an argument, he/she should provide references. BPR strives to publish unique perspectives on today’s (and tomorrow’s) most important political issues. Examples of possible article topics: national debate topics (equal rights, education reform, gun violence, etc.); international affairs (revolutions, human rights, austerity programs, etc.); local politics (Rhode Island electoral politics, University policies, etc.).

Write: Penn Undergraduate Law Journal
To submit: Email submissions
Deadline: February 12

The Journal of Undergraduate International Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is currently accepting submissions for its Spring 2017 issue. The Journal seeks to publish the world's premier undergraduate work related to international themes and topics including, but not limited to: international conflict and conflict resolution, human rights, environmental issues, history, culture, comparative politics, economics, development and trade, global security, and international health. Submissions generally range in length from 5 to 20 pages, but may be longer. Submissions must not have been published in any other publication. Current undergraduates and recent graduates (one semester out or less) are eligible to submit their work.


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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