CMES Graduate Digest

Aggregated opportunities for graduate students interested in the Middle East and North Africa

New & Upcoming Courses

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Cessi 2018

Interested in learning a Central Eurasian language this summer? The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) at UW-Madison is now accepting applications! We offer courses in elementary and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Additional levels and languages (such as Kyrgyz) may be added with sufficient student interest.Several funding opportunities exist for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and working professionals. Graduate students, researchers, and professionals who are U.S. citizens are especially encouraged to apply for the Title VIII fellowship, which covers full tuition plus a stipend of $2,500 for the summer. Graduating seniors may also be eligible for Title VIII fellowships.

CESSI in an intensive, eight-week language program held each summer in Madison, Wisconsin. Students receive the equivalent of one year of language study during this time, and will earn eight credits upon completion of the program.  In addition to language classes, CESSI students have the opportunity to attend weekly lectures on Central Eurasia; participate in cultural events, including traditional cooking demonstrations; engage with local Central Eurasian communities; and network with other scholars of Central Eurasia.

The priority application deadline is February 1, 2018. For more information and to apply, visit cessi.wisc.edu. Please contact cessi@creeca.wisc.edu with any questions.

SALAM 2018

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is delighted to announce its 2018 Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program, a fully-funded intensive Arabic language scholarship program in the Sultanate of Oman. SQCC supports Arabic language study for U.S. students through its annual SALAM program. This intensive Arabic language program will allow students to gain a deeper knowledge of Arabic, while becoming familiar with Omani history and culture.

Eligibility: All applicants must be U.S. citizens, enrolled in a degree seeking program (BA, MA or PhD) in spring 2018, and have completed four semesters (or the equivalent) of university-level Arabic coursework.

Program Dates: 24 June-9 August 2018

Location: Manah, Oman

Cost: SQCC will cover international travel to and from Washington, D.C. and Muscat, Oman, program language classes, room, board, SALAM-sponsored travel for weekend excursions, and all entrance fees for program activities. Students will be required to purchase international health and medical evacuation insurance, and arrange travel to and from Washington, D.C. and their home city.

Classes: Held 8:00 am- 1:30 pm. Sunday to Thursday.

Outside of class: Students will have access to Omani peer language partners, organized weekend trips around Oman, extracurricular activities, and weekly lectures.

Housing: Shared student housing, provided by the program.

Program also provides: Three meals a day, transportation to and from student housing and the university, internet access, and laundry and gym facilities onsite.

To submit an application, or for more information, please visit the SALAM page on the SQCC website.

Applications due 31 December 2017

Critical Language Scholarship Program 

We are pleased to welcome American students to apply for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program to learn critical foreign languages next summer on a fully-funded study abroad program.

 

The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

 

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

 

The application is now live and available online at:  http://www.clscholarship.org

Applications are due November 15, 2017 by 7:59pm EST.

Center for Race & Gender Research Grants

GRADUATE GRANTS: $200-$2000

(Most grants awarded are less than $1500.)

The Center for Race & Gender welcomes proposals from graduate students to support research or creative projects. Project topics should be consonant with CRG’s mandate to support critical student research on race, gender, and their intersections in a wide variety of social, cultural, and institutional contexts, especially on the Berkeley campus and its neighboring communities, but also in California, the nation, or the world.  Proposals that address both race and gender will be prioritized, and proposals that do not address race at all will be de-prioritized. Projects may be oriented toward academic research or may approach race and gender issues from the perspectives of the media, fine arts, and performing arts.

ELIGIBILITY: Applications can be submitted by any student enrolled in a graduate program at UC. Berkeley. Proposals that support dissertation or thesis research are strongly encouraged. For more information click here.

2018 Grants in Critical Refugee Studies

Grant period: January 2018 through December 2018

Application deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017, 5:00pm PDT

The UC Critical Refugee Studies Collective (CRSC) invites grant proposals from faculty, enrolled graduate and undergraduate students from any campus in the University of California system, as well as community organizations and artists working in the field of Critical Refugee Studies for projects to be undertaken from January-December 2018. In this second of our four annual grant cycles, priority will be given to projects that focus on the theme of Land and Water, though we welcome all proposals that shift the reference point in refugee studies from that of the state, humanitarian organizations, and policy makers to that of the refugees. Additional details about the CRSC grants, application process, and deadline can be found on our website at criticalrefugeestudies.com. Funded by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP), the UC CRSC is a four-year initiative aimed at making the University of California the premier institution for critical refugee teaching, research, and public initiatives. For more information about CRSC and our initiatives, including the CRSC grants, please visit our website or contact us at criticalrefugeestudies@gmail.com.

British Library's Endangered Archives Program

The Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library is now accepting grant applications for the next round of funding. Detailed information on the timetable, criteria, eligibility and application procedures is available on the Programme’s website. The deadline for receipt of preliminary grant applications is midnight GMT, 17th November 2017.

 

Since it was established in 2004, the Programme has so far funded some 325 projects in 88 countries worldwide, with grants totalling over £8 million. The Programme is funded by Arcadia, in pursuit of one of its charitable aims to preserve endangered cultural heritage. The aim of the Programme is to contribute to the preservation of archival material worldwide that is in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration. The endangered archival material will normally be located in countries where resources and opportunities to preserve such material are lacking or limited.

 

The Programme’s objectives are achieved principally by awarding grants to applicants to locate relevant endangered archival collections, where possible to arrange their transfer to a suitable local archival home, and to deposit digital copies with local institutions and the British Library. The digital collections received by the British Library are made available on the Programme’s website for all to access, with over 6 million images and more than 25,000 sound recordings available online. Pilot projects are particularly welcomed, to investigate the survival of archival collections on a particular subject, in a discrete region, or in a specific format, and the feasibility of their recovery.

 

To be considered for funding under the Programme, the archival material should relate to a ‘pre-modern' period of a society's history. There is no prescriptive definition of this, but it may typically mean, for instance, any period before industrialisation. The relevant time period will therefore vary according to the society.

 

For the purposes of the Programme, the term ‘archival material’ is interpreted widely to include rare printed books, newspapers and periodicals, audio and audio-visual materials, photographs and manuscripts.

 

The Programme is keen to enhance local capabilities to manage and preserve archival collections in the future and it is essential that all projects include local archival partners in the country where the project is based. Professional training for local staff is one of the criteria for grant application assessment, whether it is in the area of archival collection management or technical training in digitisation. At the end of the project, equipment funded through the Programme remains with the local archival partner for future use.

 

The Programme is administered by the British Library and applications are considered in an annual competition by an international panel of historians and archivists.

 

For further details of application procedures and documentation as well as EAP projects and collections, please visit the Programme’s website: http://eap.bl.uk/

Boren Awards: Language Study & Research in the Middle East North Africa

The application for the 2018 Boren Awards is now open at www.borenawards.org!

 

Boren Awards fund U.S. undergraduate and graduate language study and research abroad in world regions critical to U.S. national interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia,Latin America, and the Middle East). Boren Awards promote longer‐term linguistic and cultural immersion overseas, and are available to applicants in most fields of study.

 

Boren Awards will give preference to applicants planning to study in a number of countries in North Africa and the Middle East, including  Algeria, Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco,Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Preference is also given to students who are willing to study abroad for longer periods of time, and those who are highlymotivated to work in the federal government following graduation.

 

The Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students for language‐focused study abroad.

 

The Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for graduate students to fund language study, graduate‐level research, and academic internships abroad.

 

Webinars on aspects of the Boren Awards, including special regional initiatives and components of the application are scheduled throughout the 2017‐2018 academic year. Sign up today atwww.borenawards.org/webinars.html. Additional information on preferred countries, languages, and fields of study can be found at www.borenawards.org.

 

   Applicants are encouraged to contact their Boren Awards campus representatives, listed in a directory on the website, for institution‐specific guidance. They may also contact Boren Awards staff directly at1‐800‐618‐NSEP or boren@iie.org.

 

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide funding to students to encourage the study of critical and less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies or international aspects of professional studies. These fellowships are funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. The purpose of the FLAS program is to promote the training of students who intend to make their careers in college or university teaching, government service, or other employment where knowledge of foreign languages and cultures is essential.

Additional information about the FLAS Fellowship Program may be found here:
http://grad.berkeley.edu/flas/

The application deadline for the Academic Year FLAS Fellowship and the Summer FLAS Fellowship is Monday, January 29, 2018.

There will be an informational workshop for prospective applicants on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 11 am to noon in 309 Sproul Hall.

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Fellowship & Job Opportunities

Palestinian American Research Center’s (PARC) annual fellowships

1)     PARC announces its sixth National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) competition for scholars conducting field-based research in Palestine in the humanities or research with a humanistic approach. Applicants must be scholars who have earned their PhD or completed their professional training. The program is open to U.S. scholars and scholars who have lived in the United States for a minimum of three years immediately preceding the application deadline. (U.S. citizens living outside the U.S. are also eligible.) Applications are due January 15, 2018. For more information, please visit our website: http://parc-us-pal.org.

2)     PARC announces its 19th annual U.S. Research Fellowship competition for doctoral students and scholars who have earned their PhD. Field-based research may take place in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, or Lebanon. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applications are due January 8, 2018. For more information, please visit our website: http://parc-us-pal.org.

3)     PARC announces its ninth annual Faculty Development Seminar (FDS) on Palestine. This two-week travel seminar is for U.S. faculty members from any field of study who have a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine. The program will host 10 to 12 U.S. faculty members to participate in Jerusalem-based activities that will include roundtable discussions; visits to Palestinian universities, research institutes, and cultural and civil society organizations; tours of historic cities; as well as meetings with Palestinian colleagues. Applications are due January 17, 2018. For more information, please visit our website: http://parc-us-pal.org.

4)     PARC announces its third Media Development Seminar (MDS) on Palestine. This two-week travel seminar is for U.S. faculty members with a demonstrated interest in, but little travel experience to, Palestine. The program will host 10 to 12 U.S. journalism/film/ communications/media faculty members to participate in Jerusalem-based activities that will include roundtable discussions; visits to university media departments, local media outlets, and cultural and civil society organizations; tours of historic cities; as well as meetings with Palestinian scholars and members of the Palestinian media community and civil society. Applications are due January 12, 2018. For more information, please visit our website: http://parc-us-pal.org.

2017 Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation

2017 Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation is available for both U.S citizens and citizens of other countries. Freelance journalists, working journalists, including independent journalists and those journalists who work for a news organization are eligible to apply. The Nieman-Berkman Fellow will receive $60,000. Application deadline for International journalists is Dec. 1, 2017, and for U.S. journalists (U.S. citizens) is Jan. 31, 2018.

Applicants can get more information through the given link: Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation

NEH Senior Research Fellowship Program

The CAORC National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship Program supports advanced research in the humanities for US postdoctoral scholars, and foreign national postdoctoral scholars who have been residents in the US for three or more years. Fellowship stipends are $4,200 per month for a total of four months.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

Applications

Applications for the NEH Senior Research Fellowship Program are now available at orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2018 and announcements are expected to be made by the end of April 2018. More information can be found here.

Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

The CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or transregional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for US doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the US, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately eight awards of up to $10,500 each will be given each year.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

Applications

Applications for the Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program are now available at orcfellowships.fluidreview.com.

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2018 and announcements are expected to be made by the end of April 2018. More information can be found here.  

Senior Program Associate, Sudan, Conflict Resolution.

Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn in partnership with Emory University, The Carter Center was created to advance peace and health worldwide.  The Center, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights, and the alleviation of human suffering.  The Center seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.  The Center, a not-for-profit organization, has helped to improve life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases, and improving mental health care.

 

The Carter Center collaborates with other organizations, public and private, in carrying out its mission around the world. For additional information regarding accomplishments, leadership, governance, and current programs, please go tohttps://www.cartercenter.org/.

Reporting to the Associate Director, the Senior Program Associate holds significant responsibility for the day-to-day implementation of the Carter Center's efforts to advance peace in Sudan. The Senior Program Associate will assist in the strategic design of activities, prepare and participate in programming, dialogue with Sudanese and international stakeholders, coordinate with national staff and contractors, conduct field visits, develop grant proposals and budgets, manage grant and project budgets and expenditures, and conduct monitoring and evaluation of activities. The position is Atlanta-based, with frequent travel to Sudan and/or the region for extended periods. Domestic travel is also possible.

Eligibility: The Senior Program Associate must demonstrate a high level of autonomy, professional rigor, and diplomacy, including a willingness to work flexible and at times long hours. The ability to work across various fields (public health, conflict resolution, law, human rights, elections) and in a cross-cultural manner are key. Experience living/working in the Horn of Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, or the Middle East, and professional fluency in written and spoken Arabic, are highly preferred. Strong ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, computer skills, and teamwork are a must. Master's degree in history, political science, international relations, peace studies/conflict resolution, public health, sociology, anthropology, journalism, regional studies (Africa and Middle East), or other applicable field is preferred. Familiarity with Sudan is an asset but not required.

To be considered for this position, you must apply online:

http://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/careers/

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Visiting Fellowship

The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies promotes excellence in the study of Islam and Muslim societies. Applications are invited for the following Visiting Fellowships tenable for the 2018-19 academic year. Other non-stipendiary Visiting Fellowships are available for shorter periods and we accept applications on a rolling basis for these throughout the year.

Abdul Aziz Al-Mutawa and Muhammed Bin-Ladin Visiting Fellowships

Imam Bukhari and Imam Tirmizi Visiting Research Fellowships

Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow in Islamic art

 

The Walters Art Museum seeks a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Islamic art, to be fully integrated into the daily working environment of the Curatorial staff and work closely with the Curator of Islamic and South & Southeast Asian art. In addition, s/he will collaborate with conservators and educators in service of the museum and its mission. The fellow has access to the museum collections, research libraries both within the museum and in the region, and enjoys all the professional privileges afforded other museum staff members.

The fellow will divide her/his time between general curatorial work and specific research projects. General curatorial activities will include cataloguing the Islamic collections; research and plan for the reinstallation of Islamic art; and participate in exhibition projects. The fellow will also be expected to participate in the museum’s education and public programs, and deliver public lectures and gallery talks. The fellow will receive an annual stipend and a travel allowance.

 

Education: PhD or equivalent with demonstrated experience in the history of

Islamic art. Candidates with a PhD or equivalent in Middle Eastern Studies, and a strong interest in visual arts or visual culture are also encouraged to apply.

 

Requirements:

·         Experience working in museum, gallery, or academic institution during or following the completion of doctoral studies.

·         Demonstrated fluency in English, both in terms of writing and speaking, as well as fluency in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or other language(s) necessary for scholarship.

·         Excellent writing skills and record of scholarly publications

·         Facility with recent ideas and methods common to the practice of art history and/or other academic disciplines related to the study of the arts

·         An ability to negotiate, to think strategically, and to advocate for a particular course of action

·         Able to communicate comfortably and confidently with members of the public, with academic/museum peer groups, with museum funders, and with other museum staff.

·         Able to travel internationally

 

 

We offer an attractive benefits package. For consideration, send a completed application to jobs@thewalters.org.  Applications deadline date is are due January 5th, 2018

 

Applications must include the following material: 1) A cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the fellowship. It should include home address, phone number, fax number, and email address. 2) A statement, not to exceed four typed pages double-spaced, describing the applicant’s area of research, language study, and their potential relationship to the museum’s collections 3) A copy of a published paper or a writing sample. 4) Complete curriculum vitae. 5) Names and contact information for three referees (academic and professional). We will request that two letters of recommendation be sent directly from professionals in the field familiar with the applicant’s work for finalists for this fellowship.

 

Interviews for finalists may be held at the Annual Conference of College Art Association in February.

The Arab Studies Institute is offering new internship opportunities that involve training, research, and production at various levels in one of ASI’s five organizations: Arab Studies Journal (ASJ), Jadaliyya, Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs (FAMA), Quilting Point, and Tadween Publishing.
ASI is looking for candidates who are self-motivated, collaboratively-minded, and eager to develop their skills in a variety of respects. While specializing in particular areas, ASI interns will develop a broad set of skills (including writing, type-setting, editing, audio and video production, translation, networking, managing, and/or administrating), especially if they remain on board for more than one term.      
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Internships involve a ten- to fifteen-hour weekly commitment that can in most cases be fulfilled remotely—the location of applicants need not be in Washington, DC. Inquiries may be sent to:
info@ArabStudiesInstitute.org

More information about individual internships can be found when clicking the hyperlink included in the title.

SALAM 2018

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is delighted to announce its 2018 Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program, a fully-funded intensive Arabic language scholarship program in the Sultanate of Oman. SQCC supports Arabic language study for U.S. students through its annual SALAM program. This intensive Arabic language program will allow students to gain a deeper knowledge of Arabic, while becoming familiar with Omani history and culture.

Eligibility: All applicants must be U.S. citizens, enrolled in a degree seeking program (BA, MA or PhD) in spring 2018, and have completed four semesters (or the equivalent) of university-level Arabic coursework.

Program Dates: 24 June-9 August 2018

Location: Manah, Oman

Cost: SQCC will cover international travel to and from Washington, D.C. and Muscat, Oman, program language classes, room, board, SALAM-sponsored travel for weekend excursions, and all entrance fees for program activities. Students will be required to purchase international health and medical evacuation insurance, and arrange travel to and from Washington, D.C. and their home city.

Classes: Held 8:00 am- 1:30 pm. Sunday to Thursday.

Outside of class: Students will have access to Omani peer language partners, organized weekend trips around Oman, extracurricular activities, and weekly lectures.

Housing: Shared student housing, provided by the program.

Program also provides: Three meals a day, transportation to and from student housing and the university, internet access, and laundry and gym facilities onsite.

To submit an application, or for more information, please visit the SALAM page on the SQCC website.

Applications due 31 December 2017

AMIDEAST Education Abroad Spring 2018 Program

Greetings from AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs in the Arab World! We wanted to let you know that the application deadline is less than a month away (October 15, 2017) for AMIDEAST Education Abroad Spring 2018 programs in the Arab world. We encourage applications to be completed as soon as possible! If you have any questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Deadlines:

October 15, 2017 Spring 2018 Program and Scholarship Applications Due March 15, 2018 Summer 2018 Program Applications Due Please note that because applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, the program may be filled prior to the application deadline. Interested students are therefore encouraged to apply and submit all supporting documents as soon as possible.

Who can apply?

Eligible applicants:

  • Are enrolled at an accredited college or university and have completed one year of post-secondary study
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale); however, applications will be considered holistically
  • Are physically and emotionally prepared to spend one to eight months abroad
  • Are willing to adapt to a new, potentially challenging environment

Additional information on our programs can be found on our website. To talk with a representative from AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs, please email us at EdAbroad@amideast.org.

Amnesty International USA Organizing Internship

Interns work closely with Field Organizers to recruit and train new activists, build and support local and student groups, develop the capacity of members to be human rights leaders and educate the public.

Interns will learn about strategic planning, outreach and recruitment, event planning, organizing rallies and protests and promote human rights work through media and social media. Administrative duties include database maintenance, budget tracking, answering phones and replying to other member inquiries. We strive to provide a variety of opportunities, including intern trainings and seminars for professional development and growth as a human rights activist.

Criteria:

  • Commitment to and interest in human rights and social justice
  • Knowledge of AIUSA
  • Motivated and able to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Well organized and able to multitask efficiently
  • Great attitude and creativity
  • Experience with social media
  • Experience with activism, community organizing, and/or event planning preferred
  • Graphic design and video editing skills are a plus
  • Strong attention to detail

Commitment:

  • Part time/ full time (unpaid)
  • 15 hours a week for 14 weeks
  • Spring (Jan- May), Summer (May-Sept), Fall (Sept- Dec).

To Apply:

  • Email resume (2 pages maximum) and cover letter (1 page maximum) to William Butkus at Wbutkus@aiusa.org . In cover letter include: why you are interested in this position, what experience and skills you have that makes you a good fit for this position, available start date and anticipated hours per week.

For more information contact youth@aiusa.org 

Amnesty International USA Youth and Student Program Internship

Amnesty International Usa is seeking interns for the national youth and student program which works to engage grassroots activism and grow membership among youth in order to advance human rights campaigns. It develops core activism tools and resources.

Interns will learn about and support the youth program in key aspects of work, including:

  • Outreach and recruitment
  • Resource development and dissemination
  • Student group registration process
  • Qualitative research and analysis of youth leadership development and activism
  • Database management and process/ systems development
  • Project management
  • Strategic planning and goal setting

It includes some organizational service work, such as meetings, filing, and other necessary office work. We strive to provide a variety of opportunities for both professional development and growth as a human rights activist.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights and social justice
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, self-direct, and collaborate with a team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Strong research, writing, and presentation skills (oral and written)
  • Experience with activism, organizing, advocacy and/ or campaigning
  • Creative problem-solving ability
  • Fluent with Microsoft suite applications (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)

Commitment:

  • Part time or full time (unpaid)
  • 12 hours per week for minimum of 8 weeks

To apply:

Email current resume (2 pages maximum) and cover letter (1 page maximum) to Sara Schmidt at sschmidt@aiusa.org. In cover letter include: why you are interested in this position, what experience and skills you have that makes you a good fit for this position, available start date and anticipated hours per week.

For more information contact youth@aiusa.org

YES Scholarship in Saudi Arabia

On behalf of Madinah Institute of Leadership & Entrepreneurship (MILE), I would like to invite students, alumni & academic staff at University of California, Berkeley & your partner institutions to apply for Young Executive Scholarship (YES) & attend the upcoming flagship event, Program for Advanced Leadership & Management (PALM10) scheduled to be held in Madinah, Saudi Arabia from Saturday, 02nd Dec 2017 - Thursday, 14th Dec 2017.

THE YES SCHOLARSHIP: 5 Scholarship opportunities are available for Non-Saudi residents. The scholarship covers the tuition fee for 1 week (subsidized by MILE), excluding traveling cost & accommodation. The scholarship is for young high-potential leaders who fulfill specific requirements. The deadline to submit the completed application & reference form along with the certified true copies of the credentials is Thursday, 09th November 2017 @ 05:00 PM KSA time (GMT+03). For further details regarding scholarship opportunity, please visit YES.

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The Leadership Development Internship Program

There are three internship terms each year, available to undergraduates who have completed at least one year of school, recent graduates, and graduate students. Positions are available on a full- or part-time basis with a minimum of 20 hours per week and can be found here.

MEI offers an array of internship opportunities that engage a wide range of professional interests and talents. As a small organization, our interns are integral to and deeply involved in our work, which often allows them to see the tangible outcomes of their work over the internship term.

In the Publications Department, interns acquire a broad knowledge of current Middle East scholarship and current events, while also learning about in-house publishing and the daily management of The Middle East Journal. Interns in the Development Department share responsibility for identifying potential individual, foundation, and corporate donors, and cultivating MEI’s existing relationships. Programs Department interns conduct research and produce backgrounders on potential event topics, promote and run MEI’s policy events and conferences, liaise with the policy community, and monitor the press. There are also opportunities for advanced students — particularly those highly proficient in Arabic — to work as Research Assistants for our scholars.

Although our internships are unpaid, MEI works to ensure that its interns are compensated for their contributions. We offer a free language class, a SmarTrip card reloaded with $100 each month, a year-long online subscription to The Middle East Journal, and a series of talks, the Intern Development Series, exclusively dedicated to advancing our interns' professional lives and their knowledge of the region.

Application Deadlines:

Fall (September – December): July 15
Spring (January– May): November 15
Summer (June – August): March 15

To apply for an internship, please send the items below in PDF format to Lillian Judge at internships@mei.edu. Format the email's subject according to the following model: Last Name- Fall Internship Application. Please note that due to the large volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. One professional and two academic references (contact information only; no letters, please)
  4. Five-page (maximum), double-spaced writing sample on a topic relevant to current events in the Middle East
  5. College transcript (unofficial preferred).

Assistant/Associate Professor of Israel Studies: University of Florida

The Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Florida invites applicants for a tenure accruing faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in the field of Israel Studies to begin August 16, 2018. The position is open to Israel specialists in any discipline in the social sciences and the humanities. Ph.D. required by start date. A successful candidate must have an active research agenda, must be able to integrate the study of Israel into theoretical and comparative contexts that speak to the needs of the appropriate tenure home, and be committed to developing the Jewish Studies major. The successful candidate will also help promote Israel studies within the community and further develop the Center’s links with Israel.

The University of Florida is ranked among the top ten public universities in the US. The University has excellent research facilities and the Price Judaica Collection is considered one of the top ten Judaica research libraries in the US. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is currently undergoing a significant expansion of faculty. All new hires are expected to enhance the national visibility of the academic units in which they are housed.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted through Careers at UF at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/ and must include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement about ongoing research and teaching directions, a writing sample, and a list of three references. Finalists’ references will be sent a message requesting them to upload their letter.  The review of applicants begins on December 15, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries for additional information can be addressed to the search committee chair, Prof. Norman Goda (goda@ufl.edu).

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The Center is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida’s Government in the Sunshine and Public Records Laws. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Application to apply for GSI positions in Near Eastern Studies

The Department of Near Eastern Studies is now accepting applications for GSI appointments during the 2017-18 academic year for courses on the following topics: Arabic, Cuneiform, Hebrew, Persian, Egyptian Studies, Near Eastern Archaeology, Islamic Studies and the Middle East.  The deadline to submit the online application, with supporting documents, at the web address below is Monday, December 18, 2017.

Apply: https://goo.gl/forms/n340q7wIGAjc8sBd2

Near Eastern Studies Library Assistant - Job #2061

Student supervisor: Mohamed Hamed

Department: Research and Collections for International and Area Studies

Classification: STDT 3, ($14.50/hr) (Grad Students)

How many students will be hired for this job?: 1

Does this job require work study?: Work Study Preferred

Work Schedule

 

Minimum Hours/Week: 8.00

Maximum Hours/Week: 19.50

Minimum Hours/Shift: 2.00

Specific Work Hours: M-F 9am - 5pm

Job Information

 

Job Duties:

Assist in reviewing publications from Arab countries, Iran, and Turkey for potential inclusion in the Library’s collections. Perform pre-order bibliographic checking and verification using a variety of online catalogs and printed sources. Participate in projects to review the collections for missing volumes and journal issues, and to obtain replacements or fill gaps.

 

Required Qualifications:

Fluency in Arabic or Persian required.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Experience with library research skills including familiarity with Oskicat and Melvyl. Ability to work independently and reliably, to organize and prioritize work. Intellectual curiosity and good communication skills are valuable qualities for the job.

 

Working knowledge of French desired.

To apply:  https://las.lib.berkeley.edu/lhrd/jobs/student-jobs/2061

Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA)

CASA offers advanced level training in Arabic language and culture to qualified American students at The American University in Cairo and Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman (pending the security and funding for each location). Applicants to the CASA programs must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and should have a minimum of 3 years of formal instruction in Arabic prior to joining CASA. Please see the website for further details.

 

This advanced language and cultural immersion program is 9 months, from September 2018 through May 2019, and the application requires that all applicants take the ACTFL exam for Reading, Listening and Writing.  

 

Deadlines / Exam Dates:

 

Please see our website for further program details and application instructions.

Berkeley Language Center Professional Development Fellowship for Graduate Students

The Berkeley Language Center is pleased to announce the availability of up to six one-semester GSR (Step IV) positions in the upcoming academic year (pending authorization of funding).

These fellowships will enable graduate students to work on special projects both to improve the quality of language instruction in their current department and to enhance their professional development as teachers, which can potentially benefit their future chances of employment at other institutions. Research projects might include research on: theoretical aspects of second language acquisition; language learning media and instructional materials; handbooks on specific aspects of language teaching; innovative activities to teach literature or culture in the language class’ drama techniques to teach language; performance- based tests to assess linguistic, literary or cultural competence. The fellowship culminates in a presentation to the UC Berkeley language community. Past fellows have also presented their research at conferences, or publishes their work in established journals.

The projects will be undertaken in collaboration with the BLD Director, Rick Kern, and the BLC Associate Director, Mark Kaiser. Regular attendance at the weekly research fellows’ meetings is required. Graduate students teaching any foreign language at UC Berkeley are eligible to apply. Those teaching less commonly taught languages are particularly encouraged to apply. If you are interested we strongly encourage you to discuss your research project proposal with either Rick Kern or Mark Kaiser.

Please complete the fellowship application form, include a two-page description of your project (see specifications on application form), a current CV, and a letter of recommendation by the chair of your department, explaining how your project benefits the teaching and research mission of your department and/or your academic development. Submit application and documentation via email or mail to:

Professor Rick Kern

BLC Fellowship Program

Berkeley Language Center

B-40 Dwinelle Hall #2640

Deadline for application: First Monday in February of the year of application.

Applications can be picked up at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley

Berkeley Language Center Professional Development Fellowship for Language Lecturers

The Berkeley Language Center is pleased to announce the availability of up to six one-semester research fellowships for Unit 18 lecturers or language program coordinators for the following academic year (pending authorization of funding.

These fellowships will provide lecturers with the equivalent of one-course release time to work on individual projects designed to further their own professional development. Research projects might include: designing and developing instructional materials of various kinds; developing innovative uses of technology; developing new course syllabi or curricular innovations or assessment plans; engaging in independent study of an area of relevant literature, including enrolling in a course of relevant interest offered at UC Berkeley; doing an empirical study of some aspect of language learning; preparing a research paper for public presentation or publication in a professional journal. The fellowship culminates in a presentation to the UC Berkeley language community. Past fellows have also presented their research at conferences, or published their work in established journals.

The projects will be undertaken in collaboration with the BLC Director,  Rick Kern, and the BLC Associate Director and Director of the Language Media Center, Mark Kaiser. Regular attendance at the weekly research fellows’ meetings is required. Lecturers teaching any language at UC Berkeley are eligible to apply. Those teaching less commonly taught languages are particularly encouraged to apply. If you are interested, we strongly encourage you to discuss your research project proposal with either Rick Kern or Mark Kaiser.

Please complete the fellowship application form , (downloadable at the BLC website or obtained in B-40 Dwinelle Hall, or the Center for Middle Eastern Studies) a two page description of your project ( see specifications on application form), a current CV, and a letter of recommendation by the chair of your department, explaining how your project benefits the teaching and research mission of your department and/or your professional development. Submit application and documentation via email or mail:

BLC Fellowship PRogram

Berkeley Language Center

B-40 Dwinelle Hall #2640

Deadline for application: First Monday in February of the year of application.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for the position of a Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic, beginning in July 2018. The position is for a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal. A completed Ph.D. is preferred, but ABDs will be considered. The successful candidate will teach language--introductory through advanced courses--as well as possible courses in the candidate’s field of expertise, e.g. literature, film, etc. The teaching load consists of 3/2 course schedule. Additional duties of the position include contributing to the planning of the curriculum. The successful candidate will have native or near-native proficiency in Arabic and a demonstrable record of teaching excellence in Arabic as a second language. Field of specialization open. Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to the Arabic Search Committee Chair, Professor Qussay Al-Attabi (alattabi1@Kenyon.edu).

All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website: http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be comprised of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant's teaching experience as well as research and scholarship; 2) a statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy; 3) a curriculum vitae; 4) letters of reference from three (3) recommenders; 5) an unofficial graduate transcript; and 6) a writing sample (in English) of no more than 30 pages.

Review of applications will begin January 19, 2018, and will continue until the position has been filled. Completed applications received by the January 19th deadline will be guaranteed full consideration. Skype Interviews.

The bilingual Master’s Programme Kulturwissenschaften des Vorderen Orients/Cultural Studies of the Middle East

Offered by the Universities of Bamberg and Erlangen-Nuremberg welcomes
applications for the position of the: One-Year Visiting professor for Cultural Studies of the Middle East (01.10.2018-31.08.2019)
Cultural diversity and deep historic ties have shaped the societies of the Middle East to the present day. This Master’s programme adopts an interdisciplinary and transcultural approach that considers the Kulturraum of the Middle Eastern in its entirety, including both its Islamic
mainstream but also more peripheral groups.
This is the first MA programme in the realm of Middle Eastern studies that is supported by the
Elite Network of Bavaria, a funding body of the Bavarian Ministry for Science and Education; see www.culturalstudiesmideast.de
The appointee will be expected to actively contribute to the academic and intellectual life of the
Master’s programme. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research in the broad spectrum of Oriental Studies is desired. The relevant qualifications consist of a completed academic degree, pedagogical aptitude, a particular talent for academic work generally substantiated by the quality of a doctorate, and, in addition to this, further academic achievements.


Applicants are asked to submit:
(a) a brief (maximum 1000 words) statement describing your research and the reasons why our
Master’s Programme would be a fitting setting for you to conduct your research and teaching;
(b) a Curriculum Vitae including list of publications and teaching experience, and
(c) a proposal on a selected interdisciplinary topic for the English language module ‘Theory and
Methods’, to be conducted in the summer semester 2019.
The Faculty is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from female
candidates. Where candidates are otherwise equally qualified, preference will be given to
candidates with disabilities.
The University of Bamberg has been certified by the Hertie Foundation as a family-friendly
university and is committed to taking measures to help reconcile work and family life. The
university is committed to promoting gender equality in the workplace.
Applications from abroad are particularly welcome. Both the ability and willingness to teach in
English are required.


Applications should be addressed (email preferred) to the director of the study programme:
Prof. Dr. Lorenz Korn
An der Universität 11
96047 Bamberg
Germany
lorenz.korn@uni-bamberg.de
For further information on our master’s programme, please visit our
website www.culturalstudiesmideast.de
Closing date for applications: 15 January, 2018.

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Calls for Papers

APSA MENA Call for Proposals

APSA is currently accepting proposals from political scientists interested in serving as co-leaders of the 2018 Workshop. Could you forward the attached Call for Leadership Proposals to your contacts and those within the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

The MENA Workshops are a great way to engage with a diverse group of young scholars from the region and generate research on a specific theme of interest. Workshop leaders serve as academic directors of the program and will be responsible for designing a unique syllabus and schedule. A modest honorarium will be provided and related expenses (meals, transportation, and lodging) will be covered. Proposals must come from a team of two scholars based at universities in the MENA region and two in the US or Europe. The deadline for submission is Sunday, October 29, 2017.

 

Additional information can be found on the project website: http://web.apsanet.org/mena/2018-workshops/. Please don’t hesitate to direct any questions to menaworkshops@apsanet.org. I hope you will consider putting forth a proposal, and/or passing the message along to any colleagues who may be interested.

Beyond Marginality: Race, Ethnicity, and Memory

The Borderlands Research Focus Group at the University of California, Santa Barbara is pleased to announce the 6th Biennial Borderlands International Graduate Student Conference, to be held April 6-8 2018. We invite graduate students from any disciplines and any regions to submit abstracts for papers addressing the theme of Beyond Marginality: Race, Ethnicity, and Memory. 

Borderlands are spaces where people of different ethnicities, cultures, religions, political systems, or linguistic traditions come into contact, often without one authority exercising complete control. These contacts reveal imbalances of power and senses of belonging, developed and maintained through areas of contact that may be physical, conceptual, or metaphorical. Studying the borderlands reveals marginality as a decentralizing process, treating the marginalized subject as the center of the discourse rather than at its outskirts.

The 2018 Borderlands International Graduate Student Conference seeks papers that address how interactions in the borderlands may be framed through constructs of race, ethnicity, and memory. This topic encourages inquiries into the constructed production of race and ethnicity, recognizing these categories as contested narratives of inequalities and difference developed across time and space and inscribed or blurred through the collective experiences of memory. We are interested in how race and ethnicity are understood through these memories, and how these memories have the potential to blur borders and re-examine marginality as a process of boundary-transgressing and hybridity. Some topics of interest to the conference organizers include, but are not limited to: racialization processes, histories of race and ethnicity, conflicting memories of difference, and the imagination of race or ethnicity.

The study of borderlands encourages an interdisciplinary approach. As such, the conference seeks to include a wide range of perspectives and methodologies across disciplinary boundaries, in any geographic region or historical period. We welcome paper submissions from scholars in history, anthropology, art history, theology, classics, religious studies, literature, linguistics, and all related disciplines. We also encourage, but do not require, papers that engage with theorists whose work has relevance for borderlands studies such as:Gloria Anzaldua, Fredrick Bath, Daniel Boyarin, Bradley Parker, Pierre Bourdieu, Gayatri Charkravorty Spivak, Thomas Tweed, James Romm and Jeffrey Jerome Cohen.

Please send a 300 word abstract to UCSBborderlands2018@gmail.com by December 29, 2017 to be considered. Paper presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length, and may address the conference theme from any region or historical period.

If you have any questions or comments, please email UCSBborderlands2018@gmail.com.

Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies First Annual Conference 

Call for Panel and Paper Proposals
The Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London invites proposals for the 2018 Annual CIWAS Conference on the theme of ‘Islam, the West, and Radicalism’.

Recent years have seen new waves of political Islamic revival in West Asian and Islamic societies, the re-emergence of sectarian struggles, and a further development of radical ideologies in the region. The growing number of organised Islamic groups which, in West Asia, represent diverse political goals, are generating tensions beyond the borders of the region. These groups and religio-political dynamics are still not fully understood by academic and policy-making communities. This year’s conference theme engages the question of the role ‘the west’ has played in the on-going violence, and what influence these developments are having on western communities.

This first Annual Conference of the Centre of Islamic and West Asian Studies offers an opportunity to address these questions from different and original perspectives. We encourage panels and proposal which include new and under-researched approaches and facets relating to these dynamics including (but not limited to):

• Islam and the West (the Muslim diaspora, its coexistence with ‘others’ in the West), Islamic responses to radicalism,
• Islam and ethics (human rights, ethics, medical ethics and Islamic jurisprudence, women’s rights),
• Spirituality in Islam (Islamic arts, rituals),
• Islamic authority in an age of Western dominance.


How to submit panel/paper proposals
Panels: a 250-word discussion of the theme of the panel and, for each presenter, a paper title and abstract (maximum 250-words) and contact details, using this form: CIWAS2018 Panel Proposal

Individual papers: a paper title and abstract (maximum 250-words) and contact details, using this form: CIWAS2018 Paper Proposal

Completed forms should be sent by email attachment to submissions@ciwas.net
 by 5pm (UK time), Monday 4 December 2017. You will receive an email notification confirming receipt of your form.

Note that a number of travel grants will be available to cover part of the travel and accommodation expenses for the eligible speakers attending the conference.

CFP: THE 2018 RHONDA A. SAAD PRIZE FOR BEST PAPER IN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ARAB ART
Deadline: December 15, 2017
AMCA is currently accepting submissions for the 2018 Rhonda A. Saad Prize for Best Paper in Modern and Contemporary Arab Art. Established in 2010, the award aims to recognize and promote excellence in the field of modern and contemporary Arab art. The prize honors our respected colleague and dear friend, Rhonda (1979-2010), who was, at the time of her tragic passing, in the process of researching a doctoral dissertation on modern Palestinian art in the Department of Art History at Northwestern University. Over the last seven years, the prize has recognized excellence in graduate work completed on a variety of subjects in a number of disciplines at universities in the U.S. and abroad. This year’s competition is open to graduate students as well as to recent post-doctoral students who earned a PhD no earlier than 2015.

The prize is offered to a graduate student or recent PhDs working in any discipline whose paper is judged to provide the most significant contribution to the disciplines of Art History and Middle East Studies. Submissions must have been produced between June 2016 – December 2017, must not exceed 35 pages (excluding notes and bibliography), and must not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication.

Submissions are due to info@amcainternational.org by December 15, 2017.

The winner will be announced during the AMCA Members Meeting, held this year at the College Art Association Annual Meeting at the LA Convention Center, February 21-24 2018. The author of the winning paper will be awarded 500USD and the winning paper will be considered for publication in the Arab Studies Journal, pending the standard review process.

For a list of past recipients and their winning papers, please go to http://amcainternational.org/rhonda-a-saad-prize/

MIISSC Graduate Student Symposium 2018

April 9th and 10th, McGill Downtown Campus: Islamic Studies within a Global Context

Islamic Studies offers a particularly well-suited perspective on the emerging trends and approaches to human societies in a globalized context. This feature takes the field far beyond its original scope: interdisciplinary studies across Islamic Studies and a variety of other disciplines have created new conceptual models to rethink the field to the extent of revising the very meaning of “global” and “Islamic” in various moments of the past. These recent engagements have opened avenues to the study of “Islam” and the “Islamic World” in order to expand its perspectives, geographies, and audiences.

With the will of inscribing itself within these new dynamics, McGill University’s Institute of Islamic Studies Student Council (MIISSC) will be devoting its eighth annual graduate symposium to this emerging research both within our University and beyond. This year’s theme presents Islamic Studies as engaged in and reshaped by this multifaceted global context, including, but not limited to:

We welcome contributions developed in a variety of temporal and geographical settings, from a multitude of perspectives, including, but not limited to, anthropology, critical theory, fine arts and music, gender and sexuality studies, history, language and linguistics, literature, law, peaceful studies, philosophy, political science, Quranic studies, religious studies, sociology, translation studies, and theology.

Deadline: Please submit a formal abstract (250-300 words) and your CV no later than Monday, January 15th 2018, by email to miisscsymposium@gmail.com. Submissions should also include the following information in the body of the email: name, program (MA/PhD), year of study, research focus, university/department, email address, title of paper, and any anticipated audio-visual requirements. Presentations, which can be made in either English or French, should be around 15-20 minutes in length. Presenters will be informed of their acceptance by Friday, February 16th, 2018. Proposals for panels are also welcome.

MIISSC Symposium Website


Georgetown University Qatar: Center for International and Regional Studies

Soliciting Papers on the Persian Gulf & Middle East

The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown University in Qatar (GUQ) welcomes submissions to our Occasional Paper series, which focuses on the Persian Gulf, and the Middle East and North Africa. CIRS publishes original research on a broad range of issues, including international relations, political science, and economics, among many others. 

We accept manuscript submissions throughout the year.

WHY PUBLISH WITH CIRS/GUQ?

View published titles in the Occasional Papers series: https://cirs.georgetown.edu/publications/occasional-papers

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

For full CIRS Submission Guidelines, please visit:

https://cirs.georgetown.edu/publications/submission-guidelines

CONTACT

For inquiries, or to send electronic submissions, please contact Suzi Mirgani, Managing Editor for CIRS Publications (cirsresearch@georgetown.edu).  

GCES Symposium

Call for Papers

The Eighth Biannual Gulf Comparative Education Society Symposium

Public, Private, and Philanthropy: Exploring the Impact of New Actors on Education in the GCC

Hilton Garden Inn, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

April 7-9, 2018

The Gulf Comparative Education Society (GCES) is a not-for-profit society formed in 2008 to enable professional and academic educational discourse on the Gulf region from a comparative stance.

The Eighth Gulf Comparative Education Symposium is entitled “Public, Private, and Philanthropy: Exploring the Impact of New Actors on Education in the GCC”. This year’s theme draws upon the involvement of various actors in public, private, and philanthropic sectors in education that continues to grow steadily in the Gulf region. As the influence of these sectors becomes bolder and more visible, the need to explore their impact on education policy and practice within the region becomes more salient. This symposium will provide multifaceted perspectives on the role of philanthropic, public and private actors in the GCC education systems, the scope of these actors’ involvement within and across educational institutions, and the dynamics of interactions with key stakeholders (e.g. policymakers, teachers, students, parents, etc.).

The 2018 GCES Symposium calls for papers that explore the following areas in the GCC context:

·         New approaches, actors and impact in the public and private education sectors

·         Philanthropy and education

·         International Organizations (IOs) and education

·         Evolving or new regulatory frameworks in education

·         Education partnerships

We welcome papers and abstracts from policymakers, NGOs, academics, and educators who wish to participate in the debate and explore policies and practices across the Gulf. We especially encourage individuals working in ministries of education – or other education-related government entities – to submit papers that focus on the needs and challenges of the regulatory and policymaking bodies.

Both quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research is welcome. All abstracts should include the following:

1.    Background: Explains the purpose of the work and provides a brief description of the problem/research question addressed

2.    Methods: Indicates the theoretical-methodological approach used

3.    Results: Clearly presents primary findings of the study

4.    Conclusion: Briefly discusses the main outcome of the study in relation to the research question

5.    Relevance to the GCC

Please note that all abstract text should be restricted to 250 words. After the submission deadline, the GCES Committee will undergo a blind review process to recommend a list of abstracts to be presented at GCES 2018 Symposium.

 

Abstract Submission Details

Abstracts proposals should be submitted online at: http://gces.ae/abstract-submission/.

Deadline: December 14th, 2017

Notification Date: Late January/Early February 2018

 

Doctoral Student & Faculty Travel Grants

The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research will offer one (1) travel grant to a doctoral student and one (1) travel grant to a faculty presenting results from their research at the 2018 GCES Symposium. The grants will each be up to $1,000 and will be awarded on the basis of the quality of the submitted abstract. It can be used for travel, accommodation, or other related expenses.  

To apply, please visit here: http://gces.ae/travel-grant/. The deadline is December 14th, 2017.

Jid Jadid Conference in Middle Eastern Literature and Linguistics

The Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin are happy to announce the 8th Annual Jil Jadid Conference in Middle Eastern Literature and Linguistics, a graduate student conference to be held at the University of Texas at Austin, February 16-17, 2018.

Jil Jadid is a graduate student conference that aims to provide a forum for young scholars spread across a variety of disciplines to come together, share ideas and research, and discuss the future of their respective fields as they move forward in their careers and come to represent the eponymous new generation of scholars engaging with the Middle Eastern languages and its cultures. For the past seven Februaries, graduate students from a wide range of universities, both domestic and international, have assembled in Austin to set the tone for Middle Eastern studies in the twenty-first century. The ongoing positive feedback we have received from these past conferences prompts us to once again assemble with the same goal, uniting students from area studies, linguistics, comparative literature and other departments in order to facilitate a productive and interdisciplinary exchange of new ideas.

Call for Papers:

All papers treating topics in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish and any other Middle Eastern literatures and linguistics, including all its subfields such as applied linguistics, and from any time period, will gladly be considered. In addition to original research, we also welcome state-of-the-field papers that provide a focused overview of specific subfields and propose new avenues of research in the chosen area. This year, we also strongly encourage students from Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Islamic studies to submit their abstracts to Jil Jadid as there will be panels specifically for these fields.

Papers to be presented at other conferences are more than welcome, as we wish to provide a forum for students to further develop and refine their research.

Unfortunately, this year we will not be able to accommodate virtual presentations via video-chat. We will instead be providing a live online stream of the conference proceedings that will allow those who are not physically able to attend the conference to follow along and contribute by leaving comments and feedback.

Abstracts:

Applicants may submit abstracts of no more than a single-spaced page with 12-pt font and 1-inch margins in Times New Roman (not including references). Abstracts longer that one page will not be considered. Please visit http://www.jil-jadid.org/submit-an-abstract/ to submit your abstract.

The deadline for abstracts is December 22, 2017. Abstracts should not include identifying information; you must, however, indicate the highest degree you have obtained and your current position (e.g. ''M.A., Graduate Student,'' ''Ph.D., Assistant Professor,'' etc.). Only submissions from current or recent graduate students will be considered.

Conference Fees & Funding:

Jil Jadid requires no fees for presenters and/or attendees.

Graduate students whose abstracts are accepted will be eligible to apply for a limited number of partial travel grants to defray the costs of attending the Jil Jadid conference. Lodging with local graduate students will be made available when possible.

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Other

Arab Graduate Student Conference

On behalf of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, I would like to announce the opening of registration for the first Arab Graduate Student Conference. This conference will be held from March 24-26, 2018 in Doha, Qatar. If you could please forward this email to your students, I would greatly appreciate it.

The conference will provide Arab doctoral students in the social sciences and humanities based at Western universities an open space to present papers rooted in their graduate studies. This novel conference will give the participants  the chance to benefit from discussions with their peers and with established Arab academics. By holding the meeting in an Arab country, the conference will give the participants an opportunity to better acquaint themselves with the Arab research agenda as well as to create collegial, professional networks within the Arab region. Participants will also gain the opportunity to have their work published in Arabic, through one of the ACRPS’ publication channels.

Registration is free for PhD students.

The Center will cover room and board in Doha for all participants throughout the duration of the conference. Grants assisting in the cost of travel between a participant’s country of residence and Qatar will be awarded on a competitive basis, at a later date. Alumni of the American Political Science Association MENA workshop are especially welcome to apply, as they will be eligible for travel grants sponsored by APSA.  

For more information on the application process, please visit our website. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at delkurd@arabcenterdc.org.

Administrative Director for Disoriental

The duties would include:

Disoriental is generally looking for someone detail oriented, self-directed, and very reliable. Interest in MENA music is a plus... They wouldn't need to come to rehearsals – just one to meet everyone. But they'd need to be in touch with folks in the group on a regular basis. The position could be split up into Administrative Director and Marketing Director, if the tasks are too intense for a volunteer position. Please contact melissascott@berkeley.edu for details.

Research Asisstant

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are seeking a Research Assistant in their Costume and Textile Arts department. This is a part time position from September 2017 to December 2018. The Research Assistant will aid with administrative, logistical, and research tasks for an upcoming special exhibition and scholarly catalogue devoted to Muslim Fashion. Organized by the Museums’ Costume and Textile Arts Department, it will be the first major museum exhibition to examine Muslim style as a rising segment of the global fashion industry within its regional, global, sociological, and religious contexts. This position will give the incumbent research, publication, and administrative experience in a curatorial department within a major art museum.

Duties may include:

Position requirements

Please send cover letter and resume to Jill D’Alessandro, Curator of Costume and Textile Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco at jdalessandro@famsf.org 

Political Economy Summer Institute: Call for Letters of Interest

More than eight sessions and discussions on various topics (see more details on the website) culminated during the final day with presentations by each of the student fellows on their current research projects, followed by a conversation with the faculty and PEP members. The reading lists produced by the faculty session leaders represent an excellent compendium of basic texts and citations in the tradition of critical political economy. We are working on compiling a public PESI reading list in coordination with PEP’s annotated bibliography project. Stay tuned by visiting our PEP Blog here.

We are writing to solicit Letters of Interest (LOI) from doctoral students and other researchers for our third Political Economy Summer Institute workshop to be held in June 2018 at George Mason University on the political economy of the Middle East. The aim of the Political Economy Summer Institute (PESI) is both to provide graduate level engagement and instruction as well as to connect doctoral students and independent researchers with mid-career and senior scholars working in the field of critical political economy.

The Summer Institute will consist of three main parts:

(1) doctoral students presenting their research and receiving written and verbal feedback from the participants, (2) methodological and theoretical workshop sessions led by faculty scholars, and (3) small break-out group discussions that build on the faculty-led sessions.

Anyone interested in submitting an LOI to attend the workshop should provide the following: [If you are not a Ph.D. student, you may still apply.]

1. Title of your current research project.

2. Institutional affiliation along with name and contact information for your thesis/dissertation advisor (and any additional committee members if possible).

3. Short research narrative (500 words maximum). Please lay out your primary research question, scope of your research, methodology, and where you are in the research process.

4. Expected completion date of Ph.D., if applicable

5. List of any relevant publications. Please submit all LOI by the early deadline of 12 October 2017 to the Pedagogy Working Group at the Political Economy Project through the following online form: http://www.politicaleconomyproject.org/loi-form.html 

Late submissions will be reviewed through the end of October, pending available workshop spaces. The committee will review the LOI and invite selected students to submit more detailed proposals of their research to be presented at the workshop. Fellowships may be offered to support travel and lodging, subject to availability. If you have funding from your home institution to attend please indicate that on the electronic form. Most meals will be covered for the duration of the Institute.

AMIDEAST Education Abroad Spring 2018 Program

Greetings from AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs in the Arab World! We wanted to let you know that the application deadline is less than a month away (October 15, 2017) for AMIDEAST Education Abroad Spring 2018 programs in the Arab world. We encourage applications to be completed as soon as possible! If you have any questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Deadlines:

October 15, 2017 Spring 2018 Program and Scholarship Applications Due March 15, 2018 Summer 2018 Program Applications Due Please note that because applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, the program may be filled prior to the application deadline. Interested students are therefore encouraged to apply and submit all supporting documents as soon as possible.

Who can apply?

Eligible applicants:

Additional information on our programs can be found on our website. To talk with a representative from AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs, please email us at EdAbroad@amideast.org.

University of Cambridge MPHIL in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies

The MPhil provides advanced training in gender analysis across the disciplines with experts from over twenty different departments within the University of Cambridge teaching on topics such as conflict, globalisation, labour market inequality; public policy, history, philosophy, bio-medical advances, experimental psychology, human rights and justice, literature and the arts, culture and antiquity. Students on the MPhil also engage with different theoretical and methodological perspectives including the insights from various feminist theories, LGBT + studies, and queer theory.

The course is designed for those students who wish to prepare for PhD or further research and also, for those who want to enhance their understanding of ‘gender’ by undertaking a one-year MPhil only. The course is research oriented with a substantial taught component.

Graduates from this MPhil should emerge as highly desirable candidates for international policy, media, corporate, and academic careers.

Applications: We aim to attract high calibre applications from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds. For more information about admissions requirements, how to apply and funding sources, please see our website gender.cam.ac.uk .

The application deadline is 15 March 2018. Please note that some funding deadlines are as early as October 2017.

UCSF Wide Refugee Health Awareness Week

Monday, November 6 from 5-8 pm in the ZSFG cafeteria!

This event is limited to the UCSF community only and will feature a refugee documentary, lectures from prominent leaders in refugee health at UCSF, and a poster session.  The purpose is not just to raise awareness of refugee health, but also to provide resources for providers caring for refugee patients, and resources for the UCSF community to get involved.  More details and flyer to come.  If you would like to attend, RSVP is required here:https://ucsf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_56g66rIuKMjnGcd

Here's where you can participate!  If you would like to submit a poster to be showcased at the event, please respond to this email with your name, organization, and poster title.  We prioritize community organizations who work directly with refugees to present their work.  Posters can be from community agencies, NGOs, resettlement agencies, research projects, advocacy groups, or student groups.  Affiliation with UCSF is not required.  If you are not sure if you qualify, feel free to email with questions.  This is a great opportunity to publicize your organization and the fantastic work you are all doing!

This event is hosted by the departments of Hospital Medicine, Family Medicine, and Pediatrics at UCSF, and is dedicated to Dianne Walker, a pioneer in refugee activism at UC Berkeley and head of BRR (Berkeley Refugee Resources), who left us much too soon.

University of Maryland-College Park Research Study Participants

My name is Alexandra Kindahl and I am an undergraduate student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland-College Park. I am a part of a team of researchers conducting a study investigating the everyday experiences of Muslim lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ) people. We are currently in search of LGBQ Muslims to participate in a weeklong, cutting-edge study that investigates how daily experiences impact their well-being.

To participate in this study, you must be 1) 18 years of age or older; 2) currently living within the United States; 3) raised as Muslim or a Muslim convert, and; 4) lesbian, gay, bisexual, or queer; of any gender identity. If you do not live in the US, you can participate if you are currently enrolled as a full- or part-time student at a college or university located within the United States.

If you are eligible and agree to participate, you will be asked to complete a brief online survey once a day for a week of your choosing. The daily survey includes questions about your experience over the past 24 hours and takes most people less than 10 minutes to complete each evening. You can earn up to $15 for participation ($1 per survey for the first five surveys, and $5 per survey for the final two surveys).

To participate in the study, click the following link to our eligibility survey (or “cut and paste” the link into your preferred Internet browser): https://go.umd.edu/eligibility

LGBQ Muslims can be difficult to reach and recruit for research studies, so every participant goes a long way toward achieving our required sample size. If you choose to participate, you will be contributing to the body of accurate knowledge about the lives of people who identify as Muslim and LGBQ.

Thank you for considering participating in this study, which has been reviewed by the University of Maryland-College Park Institutional Review Board. If you have questions or concerns about participating, feel free to email IdentityResearchUMD@gmail.com.

Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarship (2018-19 entry)

 

Since 2013, the Woolf Institute and the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust have collaborated in a scheme of scholarships to support outstanding postgraduate students (PhD and MPhil) at the University of Cambridge.

 

The PhD scholarship covers the cost of studying for a PhD at the University of Cambridge and is tenable at any of the 31 Cambridge Colleges. The Woolf Institute and the Cambridge Trust co-fund PhD students who are selected from amongst applicants in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Their research must be relevant to the focus of the Woolf Institute – the multi-disciplinary study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Woolf Institute prior to submitting their application to discuss whether their research proposal is relevant to the Institute’s focus. For further details including FAQs: http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/research/graduate-study/phd

 

The MPhil scholarship covers the cost of studying for the MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Specialisation: Muslim-Jewish Relations) at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge and is tenable at any of the 31 Cambridge Colleges. For full details of the MPhil programme: https://www.ames.cam.ac.uk/postgraduate/applying/mphil-pathways/mphil-taught/meis-taught

 

 

Applicants for 2018-19 entry are required to apply to the University of Cambridge by the published scholarship application deadline. For further details, see https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/.

 

Visit the Woolf Institute website: http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/research/graduate-study

 

MENA Volunteer Opportunities

SYRIAN REFUGEES: Jordan & Lebanon

Many would say that this is The Crisis of our Time. We have had many requests from  people wanting to help.

The kind of volunteers needed In Lebanon & Jordan is so varied that we have broken it apart below by skills needed.

Jordan hosts Syrian, Iraqi and Palestinian refugees. Jordan's staff was the funnest and the funniest. The most joyful.

Beirut IS The Paris of the Middle East" & has an awesome coast. Lebanon is so small most corners are 1 hour from Beirut.

EDUCATION: Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugee small school system has an exciting Applied Science program and graphic arts and art program.

A mechanical engineer teaches about electricity and car engines. Kids are super engaged in robotics and wild inventions.

They welcome people to help in their Applied Science program or teach English, art, math or computers.

We also have fascinating mobile Education unit to reach Syrian kids. Come help! We need you!

EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN: Lebanon & Morocco

We also get many women, and men, that would like to help with the empowerment of women.

Early marriage  in Syria- at age 12, 13, 14 - locks women into the home and cuts off her options.

If you have read Ayaan Hirsi Ali's book "Infidel", you may realize how women's rights are more nuanced in Muslim culture.

Thus to work in Lebanon or Morocco requires cultural sensitivity and a less dogmatic approach.

Under the guise of English class, women are discussing their lives and ever so gradually making changes.

PEACE BUILDING: Israel/ Palestine & Jordan

The other major request that we get is to help make peace in the Middle East.

Founded by an Israeli and a Palestine journalists, the organization that we work with has been devoted for decades to informing regional and international audiences about events, key figures, attitudes and how peace can be forged.

Jordan, which sees itself as the region's peace broker, has an important grassroots peace building program in the schools.

ISRAEL? Why not more volunteer opportunities in Israel?

There is cutting edge work going on in Israel so why have we not offered more opportunities there?

We talked with micro-finance, environmental, desalination and services to Horn of Africa refugees organizations.

They all told us the same thing Argentina and Chile told us: "We don't need help."

Additionally, Israel is so, so expensive, we could never arrange frugal accommodation and meals  for our volunteers.

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Lebanon & Jordan

These multi-faceted organizations - health, human rights, Syrian refugees, livelihoods, education & psycho-social -

give excellent experience in international development. You can get experience in:

monitoring and evaluation; checking on programs in the field and in various corners of the country

(aka project management); and coordinating with the UN and international NGO's.

GRANT WRITING & FUND RAISING: many, many places

Almost every organization that I spoke with in the Middle East said they desperately need help with funding.

Syrian educational org said they want help with grant writing & developing a strategy to build enterprises that sustain schools.

Peace building org and Urban Planning/ housing rights org in Israel/ Palestine are both limping along financially.

If you are a strong writer, consider trying your hand at grant writing! This skill opens career doors.

AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT: Palestine

We get many requests from people that want to work in Palestine and practice their Arabic.

This organization was launched during the 2nd intifada to keep kids and youth out of harm's way.

It is an amazing after-school enrichment program & library: dance, music, art, drama, astronomy, sports, photography.

Bring your passion - capoeira, drumming, geology, zumba, whatever - to introduce to the kids!

MICRO-FINANCE & SMALL ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT: Lebanon, Jordan & Morocco

Lebanon MFI asks for help in operations, risk assessment & management, auditing;

or  help developing mobile app, eCommerce & micro-finance workshops.

Jordan has elaborate Livelihoods program for Syrian & Iraqi refugees: making furniture, olive oil, soap, sewing, mosaics.

Lebanon org would like to develop entrepreneurship more. If you have strong business instincts, this is a great niche.

JOURNALISM: Morocco

You need not be a journalism major, just a good writer, and fluent in English to work here.

They are becoming a more recognized voice to international audiences for what is going on in Morocco today.

Morocco is a monarchy which never got sucked into the Arab Spring vortex. It has colorful coast, mountains & souks.

PALESTINE:  Water/ Environmental Engineers

Water is a very precious commodity on the West Bank.

A team that is both scholarly and practical is committed to recycling water and finding every source possible.

PALESTINE: Solar Energy & Photovoltaic Electricians

Most Palestinians live without electricity. But this organization is committed to changing that.

Thus far they have done small residential jobs, but would like help scaling up.

In most of the positions listed above, you can squeak by with just English.

Realistically, though, it is helpful i if you can speak Arabic.  A do-able goal for the determined!

In the same way that you must speak Spanish in Central or South America,  in this region Arabic expands what you can do.

Interested?

Please read NGOabroad website

http://www.ngoabroad.com/

and send answered Questionnaire and resume to:

info@NGOabroad.com

Study Arabic Language & Culture at the Jordanian Language Academy

Duration: Dec. 17th to Jan. 15, 018

Timing: 9 AM to 1 PM (Sunday-Thursday)

Last Day for Registration: Dec 14, 2017

For more information please contact: courses@jordanla.com

Startup with Purpose - where problems become opportunities and opportunities become solutions.

Participants in this program will be immersed in an intensive and fast-paced environment where they will learn from industry speakers, including business and technology experts from the Middle East and Silicon Valley. Teams will be mentored by successful entrepreneurs and gain invaluable insight into starting their own company. Don’t miss this chance to travel to Jordan and learn about the startup environment in the Middle East!

Program Details:

- travel to Jordan and learn how to create a startup in one week

- work with students from the King’s Academy

- go on a guided tour to Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World

- UC Berkeley students earn 2 units of upper-division IEOR credit (INDENG 190C)

Program dates: January 6 - January 13, 2018

Location: Amman, Jordan

Program Price - $1,000.00 (flights to and from Jordan not included)

*$500.00 limited discount available for UC Berkeley financial aid recipients. (ask about it in the application)

Deadline to Apply is November 17th!

We are having a last info-session this Tuesday, November 14th. Please RSVP  here.

To apply visit http://startupwithpurpose.org/

Questiosn? Email: info@startupwithpurpose.net

The Beirut Exchange

January 14-January 21, 2018

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* Application Deadline 1 November 15/Deadline II December 15, 2017

* 20 slots only/Rolling acceptance

The Nineteenth Beirut Exchange program rests on two tracks:

Professional & Academic – Participants will attend a series of lectures led by prominent academics, analysts and activists from Lebanon and the wider region. Themes will include, among others: Recent protest movements in Lebanon; The Arab Uprisings; The Syrian conflict and its regional implications; The Islamic State; The Special Tribunal for Lebanon; The United Nations role in Lebanon and the region; Engaging political Islam; Asymmetrical conflict: The July 2006 Lebanon War; Human Rights in Lebanon and the wider Middle East; and the deployment of sectarianism.

Dialogue with Leaders – Participants will have the opportunity to meet, listen and engage leading social, political and economic actors from across the spectrum in Lebanon.

ARABIC, PERSIAN, AND TURKISH LANGUAGE IMMERSION INSTITUTE

Are you or one of your students interested in studying Arabic, Persian, or Turkish in an immersion environment? The Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute can provide two semesters of language credit in 8 short weeks, while living on the beautiful lakefront campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison!

Visit aptlii.wiscweb.wisc.edu for more information and application details. We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis. Apply before February 1st and avoid an application fee!

MESAAS Graduate Student Conference, 22-23rd February 2018

As scholars engaged in the study of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, we are frequently confronted with a shared set of theoretical challenges: What epistemologies do we employ? On what terms may we connect, compare and contrast conceptual vocabularies sourced from across these regions? How do colonial structures and rubrics intervene in our scholarship, and is it possible to think past them?

At this year’s MESAAS Graduate Student Conference 2018, we hope to probe these questions through the lens of a few discrete themes outlined below. In thinking through these questions, we hope to build a repertory of integrative modes of researching these regions that transcends the orthodox model of area studies. Is it possible to constitute the study of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia in a manner that would exceed the sum of its ‘area studies’ parts? Around what set of theoretical questions could such an integration be attempted?

We are pleased to invite abstract submissions for the MESAAS Graduate Student Conference 2018 that engage these questions. The conference will take place on 22-23rd February, at Columbia University in the City of New York. We invite graduate students, scholars and activists of all disciplines and stages of study related to Africa, the Middle East and South Asia to present their latest research on the following topics to a supportive, critical audience:

In addition, papers are also invited on the following topics:

Those interested in submitting a paper are requested to upload and submit  a 300 word abstract on our conference website: http://mesaasgradconference.cdrs.columbia.edu by January 2nd,2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by mid January.

For other inquiries, please contact us via: mesaasgradconference@gmail.com 

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Turkish Language and Culture Program

The intensive summer program is organized by the Language Center at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. This year the program will take place between June 20 and August 3, 2018. Please feel free to share this information with your students who may be interested.

In effect since 1982, the annual international summer program in Turkish Language and Culture is an accredited program which offers courses at three basic levels of language instruction taught by university staff specialized in teaching Turkish as a foreign language. The program provides intensive instruction in Turkish to adult learners while offering them an opportunity to have first-hand experience with the Turkish culture.

Courses are offered at lower and upper intermediate and advanced levels. Class size is limited to approximately 10 students. Classes are held on weekdays 9am - 1pm. Students meet with their teaching assistants at least for one hour in the afternoons for free conversation. Weekly Turkish / English lectures are given by scholars specialized in their fields on various aspects of the Turkish culture ranging from economics, history, literature, fine arts, architecture and others. Weekly Turkish film sessions are scheduled for Monday afternoons.

12 transferable credits are given upon successful completion of the course. A final grade will be issued only to those who fulfill the requirements of the course, which include full attendance and participation in all examinations.

Please visit our website at https://tlcp.boun.edu.tr/ for further information and for details on the application procedure. You can always contact us through this e-mail address (tlcp@boun.edu.tr) for questions.

MA/MSc in International and World History
Columbia University and the London School of Economics

Early Deadline: January 15, 2018

General Deadline: March 16, 2018

The world is more interconnected than ever. Join leading historians to study how we arrived here. An innovative curriculum includes a two-year sequence of reading and research seminars, interdisciplinary electives, and intensive foreign language training. The program provides students with new frameworks and tools to understand the transnational forces that have shaped our world: migration, trade, war, technology, epidemic disease, and environmental change. At the heart of the program is the two-year dissertation, an original scholarly work based on deep archival research and analysis.

Students spend the first year in New York and the second year in London, receiving Master’s degrees from both institutions. Immersed in the vibrant intellectual communities of two of the world’s greatest cities, graduates are prepared for careers in government, journalism, think tanks, NGOs, and academia.

The program offers fellowships and financial aid opportunities.

Visit worldhistory.columbia.edu to learn more, or find us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn 

Questions? Contact worldhistory@columbia.edu

Haas Koshland Memorial Award

Each year, the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund offers the Haas/ Koshland Memorial Award, which provides up to $20,000 for one young adult to spend a year focused on growth and exploration. Whether searching for self-discovery, connection, cultural understanding, friendship, or independence, the Haas/ Koshland Memorial Award will open doors to a new world, new friends, and incredible experiences that will create a lifetime of memories.

Applicants do not need to be Jewish, can be first-time or return travelers to Israel, and can use the Award to study, discover their passion, engage in advocacy work, intern, or just explore the land, its complex social and political issues, and its rich history.

Eligibility: The award is open to students entering their second year of college through the completion of a graduate degree who are from, or attend school in, the San Francisco Bay Area and wish to broaden their personal life, academic life, or both.

To apply: More information and links to the application and nomination pages can be found on our website at jewishfed.org/haaskoshland-memorial-award. The application deadline is February 5, 2018, and travel would begin in summer/fall 2018.

Please contact Helem Z. Baskin at haaskoshland@sfjcf.org or 415.512.6231 if you have any questions about the award.

Teachers of Critical Languages Program

The deadline for schools to apply to the Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) is approaching! TCLP is a fully-funded grant offered by the U.S. Department of State to help educators launch and expand Arabic and Mandarin language programs in their schools.

 

TCLP places teachers from Egypt, Morocco, and China in U.S. host schools where they teach Arabic and Mandarin language for an academic year. This grant provides living stipends, healthcare, and round-trip airfare for exchange teachers, as well as professional development training and ongoing program support for both teachers and host schools.

Apply by January 22, 2018

Please email cmes@berkeley.edu to suggest an opportunity for inclusion here.