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NEWSLETTER

March 20, 2017



NEED $$? NEW IR RESEARCH AND TRAVEL AWARD!

The IR Program is pleased to announce the new IR Research and Travel Grant! The grant supports academic-related activities for IR students—for example, senior thesis research, research related to independent work, conference participation, internships, and special projects. Apply now!

Eligibility: Undergraduate students concentrating in International Relations in good academic standing who are returning to study at Brown the following fall.

Deadline: Rolling

Requirements:
  • Completed online application, including resume, transcript, and personal statement.
  • Internships: Students must have secured an internship that is unpaid or pays $1,000 or less (includes salary, housing, and transportation).
  • Completion of post-award requirements.
Award amount: Up to $2,000

Apply: Via UFunds

Questions: Email Anita Nester
Hi IR concentrators!

Happy first day of spring! Blossom on Apple iOS 9.3Hibiscus on Apple iOS 9.3  Spring Break is right around the corner!!! Before you put yourself in ~vacation mode~ make sure you are aware of some important deadlines during the first week of April when we all come back. Take a careful look at the Student Opportunities section of the newsletter as well as the Announcements.

Eat, sleep, soak up the sun (or the snow, depending on what your Spring Break destination is), spend time with friends and/or family and/or pets, and come back well-rested and ready to finish off the semester strong!
-Naz
IR Program Student Assistant

 
Announcements this week:
  • IR Advising Office Hours: March office hours and new filing hours!
  • Senior Graduation Requirements: Don't miss the deadlines!
  • Riccio Prize: Nominate Yourself by 4/15!
  • Honors Thesis Application: Deadline 4/7
  • Important Dates: 3/25 - 4/2, 4/7, 4/13

Do internships in the US or abroad count for IR concentration credit?

While internships can be educational and intellectually rewarding, the IR Program at Brown does not confer IR concentration credit for such work. However, the IR Program does encourage students, as a follow-up, to consider an independent study that would allow them to place the internship within an academic context or to explore some aspects of the experience in more depth. Get more information about summer internships.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS



MODEL UN AT BROWN

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



JOIN THE IR DUG

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

Email | Web



OIP EVENTS

March 20- GLISP Workshop (5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at J. Walter Wilson Room 440)



LIBRARY WORKSHOPS
Register here.

March 21- Managing Your Citations and Research Library with Zotero (4 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Digital Studio Seminar Room, Rock 160)

March 22- Introduction to Statistics with R (3 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. at the Digital Studio Seminar Room, Rock 160)



QUESTIONS?
irprogram@brown.edu

 


 

Office Hours
Week of 3/20

Concentration Advisor
Tues....1.30-3 // 3-4 (concentration filing only) NEW!
Wed....10-11.30 //  2-3 (concentration filing only) NEW!
Fri.......10-12 (concentration filing only) NEW! // 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

  • 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.

Anthony Riccio Prize in International Relations: Nominate yourself now!

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

See Opportunities for more info!

JUNIORS: Thesis Apps due April 7! 

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

 



 

Mark your Calendars!

3/25 - 4/2: Spring Break Blossom on Apple iOS 9.3Hibiscus on Apple iOS 9.3
4/7- Deadline for GISP proposal submissions for Semester I
4/13- Deadline for sophomores to declare a concentration on ASK

EVENTS

Watson Events

THIS WEEK AT WATSON
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Featured Events

TUESDAY
 

Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Displacement: The Displaced Living and the Displaced Dead
When: Tuesday, March 21 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute (111 Thayer St.)
Who: Rebecca Nedostup, associate professor of history at Brown University; Heonik Kwon, senior research fellow in social science at Trinity College at Cambridge University and distinguished research professor of anthropology at Cambridge University; Sarah Wagner, associate professor of Anthropology at George Washington University
Sponsors: Middle East Studies
No major field of scholarly inquiry, scientific endeavor, or literary and artistic expression is untouched by the ways that displacement has shaped the modern world. Indeed, it is fair to say that the modern disciplines in the liberal arts and their enduring concerns developed through a centuries-long productive tension between enabling this world and producing critical knowledge about it. Yet, precisely because of its pervasiveness as a central element of the modern human experience, studies of or relating to displacement are fragmented and largely confined to silos of disciplinary and topical expertise. The central mission of this proposed seminar is to create an interdisciplinary commons, informed by the approaches and concerns of the humanities and interpretive social sciences, for the exploration of displacement not simply as a product of “other” forces, but as an engine for the formation of the modern world since the fifteenth century.


THURSDAY

Lecture: Re-imagining China and Asia
When: Thursday, March 23 from 5.30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Kim Koo Library, Watson Institute (111 Thayer St.)
Who: Ambassador Chas Freeman, senior fellow at the Watson Institute
Sponsors: Watson Institute, Brazil Initiative

Join Ambassador Chas Freeman for the second event in a 3-part discussion series called "Reimagining the International Environment." On March 9 he led a discussion on "Reimagining Great Power Relations" and on April 6 the talk will focus on "Reimagining the Middle East."

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

CONFERENCES, CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Presentation Opportunity at Brown: Theories in Action
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: May 10 for regular admission
To apply: Apply online
Students will: Train intensively with the field's premier political leaders, academic experts, practitioners, and advocates in the practical skills necessary to foster peace and security in their communities and the world; Learn the intricacies of negotiation, mediation, facilitation, social entrepreneurship, transformational leadership, reconciliation, and more; May apply to earn graduate-level course credit from SAIS, one of the world's top graduate schools for international affairs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

INTERNSHIPS 

Summer Internship: Foundation for Sustainable Development Winter Programs in Africa, Latin America, and India
Deadline: See different deadlines for summer and fall session here.
To apply: Apply online
Winter programs are intense, immersive programs for students and young professionals looking to gain international development experience and training. The internship involves home-stays with host-families, an on-site orientation, development training, grant-writing, and ultimately project implementation to ensure that the work makes a lasting impact on you and the community you serve.

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.

Summer Program: Taiwan United States Alliance Ambassador Scholarship Program
To apply: Apply online
Dates: June 28 - August 23
Deadline: March 31
The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program that launched in 2005. This unique program is designed for students to represent their state, as well as the United States, while acting as ambassadors to Taiwan.  Please share the information below with any of your students who would be interested in applying for a scholarship studying Mandarin and culture in Taiwan. 
 
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

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

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.

Prize: Anthony Riccio Prize in International Relations
Eligibility: IR Seniors
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: April 15
Awarded in memory of Anthony Brian Riccio, Brown Class of 1996, who lost his life in Moscow on September 20, 1994, to that graduating senior who has demonstrated an unquenchable curiosity about another part of the world, a commitment to the rigorous learning of a foreign language, an intrepid pursuit of study abroad, and a pride in his university and in his country. Applications must include a statement from the student justifying the nomination, a written faculty recommendation from Brown, and any pertinent supporting materials.
 
Grant: IR Research and Travel Grant New!
To apply: Apply via UFunds
Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility: Undergraduate student concentrating in International Relations in good academic standing, and returning to study at Brown the following fall
The IR Program is offering awards of up to $2,000 that support academic activities for IR students—for example, senior thesis research, research related to independent work, conference participation, internships, and special projects. In order to receive and award, students must complete an online application, including resume, transcript, and personal statement, secure an internship that is unpaid or pays $1,000 or less (includes salary, housing, and transportation) if the application is for an internship, and complete post-award requirements. Questions about the application process should be directed to Anita_Nester@brown.edu.

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

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

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

JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POST GRADUATE OR SUMMER STUDY

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.

Graduate Program: Emerging Scholars Program at Princeton University New!
To apply: Apply online
Deadline: March 31
The goal of the Emerging Scholars in Political Science program is to increase the participation of students from underrepresented groups in Ph.D. programs in political science.  The ESPS program provides students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree the opportunity to explore their research interests and prepare for graduate school through intensive research, coursework, and mentoring.

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.

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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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