Call for Applications: Global Health Corps Fellowships

Our program works to build the movement for global health equity by:

Increasing the impact of great organizations today. Fellows work with high-impact organizations in year-long paid positions. During their fellowship year, fellows make a significant and measurable contribution to the partner organization and the target population.

Training and supporting the leaders of tomorrow. Over the course of the fellowship year, fellows participate in a wide range of activities aimed at increasing their effectiveness as practitioners and their development as leaders.

Building a global community of changemakers. Fellows build a set of shared values, commitment and skills that they carry well beyond the fellowship year. The GHC community and alumni program serve as a source of opportunity and strength throughout fellows’ lives and careers.

Global Health Corps Fellows must: Be under age 30 at the time of application, Have an undergraduate university degree by July 2012, and
Be proficient in English.

No specific background or technical experience is necessary, as each individual fellowship placement will require different specific skills.

DEADLINE: February 17, 2012


Call for Applications: Humanity in Action Fellowships

Intensive and demanding, the HIA Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.

Each program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.

The objective of the HIA Fellowship is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to provide a forum where potential solutions to some of today’s most challenging issues can be considered and discussed. The programs are also intended to instill a responsibility among HIA Fellows to recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights—in their own communities and around the world.

The diversity of our Fellows deeply enriches HIA programs by bringing together participants who represent many different nationalities, perspectives and personal experiences with human and minority rights issues.

Our curriculum offers an opportunity for Fellows to interact with with leading thinkers and activists on the cutting edge of human rights, historical inquiry and social innovation in their societies.

Fellows share the knowledge they gain in their HIA program by creating in-depth, published articles and teaching tools that draw attention to issues and action that are explored during the Fellowship.

The HIA Fellowship is just the starting point for lifelong opportunities to learn, collaborate and take action through the HIA Senior Fellows network.

DATES: June 1 to July 1, 2012

LOCATION: Amsterdam

ELIGIBILITY: Students and recent graduates from universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine and the United States

DEADLINE: January 9, 2012



Call for Applications: Global Trade and Development Program, Monterey Institute of International Studies

The Global Trade and Development Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies is a four-week summer program that prepares advanced university students and recent graduates for careers on the international stage.

This program will expose participants to an integrated curriculum covering trade and trade policy, development strategies and practice, and their overlap and interactions with other crucial global issues, such as the environment.

Program content is delivered by policy and business faculty at the Monterey Institute and covers the economic underpinnings of global trade, laws and institutions related to this field, and the relationship between trade and international development issues ranging from the environment to labor standards. Instructional modules include both lectures and “hands-on” learning from case studies, simulations, and group discussions.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2012


The Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR), Maxwell School of Syracuse University, June 18-29, 2012

The 2012 Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research will be held at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Participants at the 2012 institute will arrive on Sunday June 17, and classes will commence on June 18. The institute will run until the evening of Friday June 29, with a two day break on June 23 and 24.

The institute seeks to enable students to create and critique methodologically sophisticated qualitative research designs, including case studies, tests of necessity or sufficiency, and narrative or interpretive work. It explores the techniques, uses, strengths, and limitations of these methods, while emphasizing their relationships with alternative approaches. Topics include research design, methods of structured and focused comparisons of cases, typological theory, case selection, process tracing, comparative historical analysis, congruence testing, path dependency, interpretivism, counterfactual analysis, interview and field research (including archival) techniques, necessary and sufficient conditions, fuzzy set methods, natural experiments, and philosophy of science issues relevant to qualitative research.

Attendees will receive constructive feedback on their own research designs.

There are two ways to attend the institute - by nomination from a member department or research center, or by successfully competing in the open pool competition.

CQRM members will use their own meritocratic criteria to select students, fellows or junior faculty to attend the 2012 institute, and must notify CQRM of their choices by February 17, 2012. CQRM has approximately 70 members that make nominations each year. If you do not know if your institution is a member, you can email to request that information.

Students, fellows and junior faculty who are not sure if they will be selected, or who attend non-member organizations, should apply directly to CQRM.

FUNDS: CQRM will cover the costs of tuition, lodging, and meals for successful applicants. Attendees will be responsible for their own transportation costs to and from Syracuse University.

DEADLINE: Open pool applications to the institute must be received by November 18, 2011. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by December 16, 2011.


INEF Policy Brief - "Ten Years of Women, Peace and Security. Gaps and Challenges in Implementing Resolution 1325" 

On October 31, 2000 the UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. For the first time in the history of the UN the Council recognized the disproportionate impact of armed conflicts on women and girls and further emphasized the decisive role of women in preventing conflicts and consolidating peace. At the time of its adoption, resolution 1325 was recognized as a major breakthrough for greater gender equality in the area of peace and security and the acceptance of women as active agents in conflict management.

Ten years after the adoption of resolution 1325, the authors Swen Dornig and Nils Goede assess the impact and implementation of the women, peace and security agenda in their INEF Policy Brief "Ten Years of Women, Peace and Security". Gaps and Challenges in Implementing Resolution 1325". In the face of considerable deficits in implementing resolution 1325, the authors provide recommendations for bringing the agenda from rhetoric to practice.


Are You Studying Russia, Peace, and/or Democracy? - Interview Transcripts Available

Between 1982-2010 Metta Spencer, Emeritus professor of sociology, University of Toronto, interviewed hundreds of leading Soviet/Russian intellectuals, statesmen, scientists, and dissidents, along with some of their counterparts in Eastern Europe and the West.

Spencer has archived the transcripts of about 200 interviews on a web site, along with the photos, digitized voice recordings, and other papers.

These documents will be publicly and permanently available. Please feel free to use them or direct your students to them. You can find them on the web site for the book, The Russian Quest for Peace and Democracy.


Language School: Guatemala

For students that are interested in learning Spanish through inexpensive private lessons and immersion as well as contributing to a local impoverished community - they may be very interested  in our organization. El Nahual Community Center was founded in 2004 in order to address shortcomings in the Guatemalan national education system, particularly in Quetzaltenango and  its surrounding communities. El Nahual is located on the outskirts of Quetzaltenango in a sector called Pacajá. This location, which straddles urban and rural areas, was chosen to allow El Nahual to serve as a hub of support for the often marginalized communities outside the city center.


Study Abroad Opportunity: International Human Rights Exchange (IHRE) in Johannesburg, South Africa  

The International Human Rights Exchange (IHRE) is the world's only full-semester, multidisciplinary program in human rights.  The program is housed at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a joint venture with Bard College.


Guide to Ph.D. programs in conflict resolution



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