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NEWSLETTER

March 6, 2017



Professor Lunch with Prof. Sreemati Mitter TODAY at 1:00!

This week is the first of the IR DUG sponsored professor lunches! These lunches are a wonderful opportunity for students to spend time with faculty from the Watson Institute, ask questions, have conversations, and enjoy some food together! The first lunch is with Professor Sreemati Mitter today from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the South Common Room on the second floor of the Watson Institute --don't miss it!

Professor Mitter is the Kutayba Alghanim Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History and International and Public Affairs and is currently teaching the seminar "Debates in Middle Eastern History".

Hey IR concentrators,

I hope you are all surviving midterms. Don't forget that daylight savings is almost upon us, which means more daylight --yay! Set your clocks and watches an hour forward at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12.

A few announcements this week:


Juniors --thinking about writing an IR Honors Thesis next year? Take a look at the application and start thinking about a research question and thesis advisors. The deadline for applying is April 7th.

Seniors --at this point, if you haven't submitted your senior revisions on ASK, we will assume you are dropping IR. The absolute final deadline for letting us know that you are not dropping and to submit senior revisions on ASK is March 9. You still have some more time for these senior requirements, so get those done soon!

Happy Spring!
 
-Naz
IR Program Student Assistant

 
Announcements this week:
  • IR Advising Office Hours: March office hours!
  • Senior Requirements: Action required NOW!
  • IR DUG: meeting this week and professor lunch!
  • Apply now: Undergraduate Prize for Excellence in Library Research
  • Important Dates: 3/10, 3/25 - 4/2

What’s the difference between an Independent Study Project (ISP) and an Honors Thesis?

Independent study is a one-semester self-initiated research investigation. Students work closely with a faculty member for one semester, are responsible for designing the course syllabus, and are typically required to submit a major piece of scholarly writing (e.g., 25-35 page research paper).

An honors thesis in International Relations requires admission to the Honors Program in IR and successful completion of a thesis of original research on a pressing global problem. Written under the guidance of a two-member faculty committee and a dedicated thesis preparation seminar, the thesis is undertaken both semesters of senior year. The thesis, like the capstone seminar and the independent study project, must demonstrate research in a second language. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS



MODEL UN AT BROWN

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



JOIN THE IR DUG

Meetings every other week on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Watson Room 116
Meeting this week!
Email | Web



OIP EVENTS

March 7- Study Abroad 101 General Info Session (12 p.m. - 1 p.m. J. Walter Wilson Room 440)

March 7- GLISP Info Session (12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Barus and Holley Room 751)


March 8- GLISP Info Session (1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Walter Wilson Room 440)

March 8- OIP: CASA Info Session (3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Barus and Holley Room 751)



LIBRARY WORKSHOPS
Register here.

March 6- Introduction to EndNote (12 p.m. - 12.50 p.m. at the Hecker Center, First Floor of the Rock)

March 8- NVivo: An Introduction to the Software (3 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. at the Digital Studio Seminar Room, Rock 160)



QUESTIONS?
irprogram@brown.eduj

 


 

Office Hours
Week of 3/6

Concentration Advisor
Tues....1.30-3
Wed....12-2
Fri.......1-3 (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....10-12
Thur....1-3
Email me anytime with questions at irprogram@brown.edu.



 

Senior Requirements

  • FINAL deadline to update in ASK is March 9!

 

  • Capstone Catalog: Required for graduation

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

  • April 3: Application to Graduate Diploma Deadline

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

 

IR DUG: Weekly Meetings Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Professor Lunches

The IR DUG will be meeting every other week on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. this semester. There is a meeting this Wednesday, March 8! Make sure you attend these meetings to become more involved in the IR department, meet fellow concentrators, learn about opportunities related to IR, and know about cool events in advance! This semester, the DUG is also organizing professor lunches, a wonderful opportunity for students to spend time with faculty from the Watson Institute, ask questions, have conversations, and enjoy some food together! The first of these is with Professor Sreemati Mitter today from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Common Room in the Watson Institute --don't miss it!


Apply for the Undergraduate Prize for Excellence in Library Research by March 10
 

Up to two prizes of $750 each may be given. Prize recipients will be honored at a Library reception and will be asked to give a short presentation on their research projects. Prize winning projects will be honored on the Brown University Library website and added to the Brown Archives. For more details on the application and eligibility requirements, check out the Student Opportunities section.




 


Mark your Calendars!

3/10: Last day to change a course from credit to audit
3/10: Last day for seniors to update their concentration information
3/25 - 4/2: Spring Break

EVENTS

Watson Events

THIS WEEK AT WATSON
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Featured Events
MONDAY


Watson Distinguished Speaker Series: A World in Revolution: The Inevitable Backlash Against Global Elites
When: Monday, March 6 at 12 p.m.
Where: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute (111 Thayer St.)
Who: Jack Goldstone, Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr. Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University, a Senior Fellow of the Mercatus Center, and a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. 
Sponsor: Co-sponsored by the Watson Institute and Population Studies & Training Center
The Trump election and populist movements in Europe and Asia can be considered akin to true revolutionary movements--ideologically driven; brought about by a slow-down in social mobility, elite factionalization and decline in public goods; and pursuing a revolutionary agenda including propagandist reshaping of reality and a radical reconfiguration of international relations. This talk will show the common demographic factors behind these developments, and examine whether historical lessons can be drawn regarding the durability of such revolutionary movements in modern democratic states.


Professor Lunch: IR DUG Professor Lunch with Professor Sreemati Mitter
When: Monday, March 6 at 1 p.m.
Where: South Common Room, Watson Institute (111 Thayer St.)
Who: Sreemati Mitter, Kutayba Alghanim Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History and International and Public Affairs
Sponsor: IR DUG
The IR DUG sponsored professor lunches are a wonderful opportunity for students to spend time with faculty from the Watson Institute, ask questions, have conversations, and enjoy some food together. Don't miss this first lunch!
 

WEDNESDAY
 

Watson Distinguished Speaker Series: A Conversation with Todd Stern, Former U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change
When: Wednesday, March 8 at 5 p.m. 
Where: 85 Waterman St. Room 130
Who: 
Todd Stern, Former U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change
Sponsor: Co-sponsored by the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society and Watson Institute
Edward Steinfeld, director of the Watson Institute, will lead a conversation with Todd Stern, the former United States Special Envoy for Climate Change. Stern served as the special envoy from 2009 to 2016. In this capacity, he led the U.S. negotiating team for the Paris Agreement, and was a leading voice of the Obama administration’s climate change strategy. He previously served in the Clinton administration as White House Staff Secretary.
 

THURSDAY
 

Discussion Series: Re-imagining Great Power Relations
When:
Thursday, March 9 at 5 p.m.
Where: Kim Koo Library, Watson Institute (111 Thayer St.)
Who: Ambassador Chas Freeman, Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute
Sponsor: Watson Institute 

Join Ambassador Chas Freeman for the first in a 3-part discussion series called "Reimagining the International Environment."  On March 23 the discussion will focus on "Reimagining China and Asia" and on April 6 on "Reimagining the Middle East."




FRIDAY

Conference: Education in Africa
When: Friday, March 10 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute (111 Thayer St.)
Who: 
Henryatta Ballah, Connecticut College; Meghan Healy-Clancy, Bridgewater State University; Isaie Dougnon, University of Bamako, Mali; Patricia Agupusi, Brown University; Kelly Duke Bryant, Rowan UniversityRachel Kantrowitz, Brown UniversityLacy Ferrell, Central Washington UniversityJennifer Johnson, Brown University
Sponsor: Co-Sponsored by the Africa Initiative, Education Department, Africana Studies Department, the Cogut Center for the Humanities, History Department, and the Dean of the College Education has been central to the historical development of African countries and educated youth are a significant political and demographic component of contemporary Africa. Drawing on a broad array of national and regional contexts, participants will discuss university student activism and the politics of higher education, as well as how students and parents use education as a particular means of social mobility. The conference will include breakout sessions on the intersection of pedagogy and research, with integrated, informal conversations between scholars, undergraduates, and graduate students on topics ranging from the use of oral history and archival sources in the classroom to the political involvement of professors in higher education.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

CONFERENCES, CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Presentation Opportunity at Brown: Theories in Action New!
Dates: May 1 - May 5
Location: Brown University
Deadline: April 2
To apply: Apply online
The TiA Exchange is Brown's kick-off event for graduation -- it's an opportunity for graduating seniors to showcase their culminating work or projects. This can include: student leadership roles, ongoing community service, fellowship activities, research, thesis work, final performances, artwork, community organizing, creative work, ventures etc.

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: March 10 for early action, 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 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.

Seminar: 
Public Leadership Education Network -Women in Global Policy Seminar New!
Dates: May 15 - 19
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.

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 

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

Summer Internship/Fellowship: Temple University Institute for  Contemporary Asian Studies in Japan
Dates: May 25 - July 24
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: April 1
Interns/fellows will work as unpaid research associates with faculty members in collaborative research projects, help with the production of ICAS related events, or work on special projects with TUJ administrators. For students who have their own research project (such as writing a senior undergraduate or MA thesis), programs may be devised that suit their interests while contributing to the research activities of TUJ faculty. Interns/fellows will participate in seminars and discussion groups (inside and outside TUJ), visits to embassies, media, businesses, museums and other interesting sights in and around Tokyo. They will also be provided with networking opportunities in the professional communities of Japanese academia and government, and can participate in tours and other activities within Tokyo and across Japan, which TUJ organizes for its own students.

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

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: Today!
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: Tomorrow! (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.

Scholarship: Gilman Scholarship
Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident (see more eligibility requirements)
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: Tomorrow!
The Gilman Scholarship Program is an undergraduate grant program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad, thereby internationalizing their outlook and better preparing them to thrive in the global economy.

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.

Prize: Undergraduate Prize for Excellence in Library Research
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: March 10
Eligibility: Applicants must be a current full-time student working towards a Brown University undergraduate degree. Eligible projects must have been completed for a semester-long, credit-bearing course, either for a class or an independent study, but cannot be a senior honors thesis.

In partnership with the Office of the Dean of the College, the Brown University Library sponsors the annual Undergraduate Research Prize. The purpose of the prize is to recognize excellence in undergraduate research projects that make creative and extensive use of the Brown University Library's collections, including, but not limited to, print resources, databases, primary resources, and materials in all media. The project may take the form of a traditional paper, a database, a website or other digital project. Up to two prizes of $750 each may be given. Prize recipients will be honored at a Library reception and will be asked to give a short presentation on their research projects. Prize winning projects will be honored on the Brown University Library website and added to the Brown Archives.

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: 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.

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: April 3, 2017
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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