Jan 28, 2006

Alexander Onassis Foundation Scholarship

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We would like to inform you that the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, announces the twelfth (12th) annual Programme of research grants and educational scholarships.

We thought that it might be of interest to you or your colleagues.

The application form and additional information on the Program can be found
at the Onassis Foundation web site: www.onassis.gr

Should you decide to apply please let us know.

We remain at your disposal for any further information

Best regards,

Elizabeth Phocas
Deputy Director, ELIAMEP

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NEW Deadline - Call for Papers, POLITIKON - The IAPSS Journal of Political Science Issue 11

Dear colleagues,

The International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) is proud to announce that POLITIKON - The IAPSS Journal of Political Science has reached its 11th Issue. POLITIKON is an academic journal meant to offer a proper framework for students -under and postgraduate- who have a special interest in Political Science. It is a unique opportunity for you to contribute to the political science community by having your paper reviewed and published in our journal!

The topic of this number is The Future of the transatlantic relationship: What’s next? Its aim is to explore the nature of the transatlantic relationship in its broadest sense looking at its political, economic, and cultural dimensions.
Contribution may address (but shall not be limited to) one of the following questions:

§ What is the role, status and contribution of the ‘new’ member states in the transatlantic alliance?
§ What is the future of European security in the broadest sense and what role do the United States and Canada play in it?
§ What is the nature of the international system? Is it becoming more multipolar or rather unipolar?
§ How can theories of international relations explain the paradigm shift that took place in the transatlantic relationship?
§ Is it adequate, using Robert Kagan’s analogy, to describe Europeans as being from Venus and American being from Mars? What other frameworks of analysis can be used to explain this complex relationship?

The requirements for the papers are:
• English language
• A half page abstract (not more than 125 words)
• A minimum of 15 pages and a maximum of 25 pages written in Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5 lines
• Bibliography - minimum 5 references, see the rules for references: www.iapss.org/downloads/politikon_references.pdf

The deadline for submitting the papers is the 15th February 2006. The articles should be sent at the following address: politikonjournal@iapss.org

For questions and suggestions, please feel free to write us at this e-mail address: politikonjournal@iapss.org

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TOC: Ethnos--theme issue on "Postsocialist Governmentalities and Subjectivities"

The December 2005 (70:4) issue of Ethnos is a theme issue on Postsocialist
Governmentalities and Subjectivities


Table of Contents

Sarah D. Phillips, "Postsocialism, Governmentality, and Subjectivity: An Introduction" (pp. 437-442)

Amy Ninetto, "'An Island of Socialism in a Capitalist Country': Postsocialist
Russian Science and the Culture of the State" (443-464)

Elizabeth F. Vann, "Domesticating Consumer Goods in the Global Economy: Examples from Vietnam and Russia" (465-488)

Sarah D. Phillips, "Civil Society and Healing: Theorizing Women's Social Activism in Post-Soviet Ukraine" (489-514)

Catherine Wanner, "Money, Morality and New Forms of Exchange in Postsocialist
Ukraine" (515-537)

Also in this issue:

Sally Falk Moore, (Key Informants on the History of Anthropology): "Part of the Story: A Memoir" (538-566)

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Course Virtual Project Management

Dear Ladies, dear Gentlemen,

The Centre for General Scientific Continuing Education (ZAWiW) at Ulm University, Germany, organizes the course “Manager for European Virtual Projects in Seniors’ Education” in the summer of 2006. It consists of e-learning-parts and a short presence course in Ulm. Main target group are facilitators in adult education and especially seniors' education.

The whole course is planned from June 15th until July 31st, 2006. The presence part of it in Ulm is scheduled for July 16th to 21st, 2006. You will find further information about the course in the Grundtvig database:
http://comcdb.programkontoret.se/CourseManagement/ASP/CourseInfo.asp?CourseId=9741

You may apply at your National Agency for a grant from the Socrates Grundtvig Program. Here you will find the address: http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/programmes/socrates/nat-est_en.html

If you are interested, please respond quickly, as the deadlines for application in some of the National Agencies are coming up in the near future.

We hope that we have sparked your interest in the course and look forward to your registration. Please forward this announcement to interested persons in seniors’ work as well.

Kind regards,
Ralph Schneider and Gabriela Koerting
(Please reply to ralph.schneider@uni-ulm.de.)

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

das Zentrum für Allgemeine Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung (ZAWiW), Universität Ulm, Deutschland, führt im Sommer 2006 den Kurs „Manager für virtuelle Lernprojekte in Europa im Bereich der Seniorenarbeit“ durch. Er besteht aus einem E-Learning-Anteil und einer Präsenzphase in Ulm. Er richtet sich vor allem an Lehrende in der Seniorenbildung.

Der gesamte Kurs ist vom 15.06.06 bis 31.07.06 geplant. Die Präsenzphase in Ulm ist für den Zeitraum 16.-21.07.06 vorgesehen. Informationen darüber finden Sie in der Grundtvig-Datenbank:
http://comcdb.programkontoret.se/CourseManagement/ASP/CourseInfo.asp?CourseId=9741

Es ist möglich, für sich über die jeweilige Nationale Agentur eine Förderung des Sokrates-Grundtvig-Programms zu beantragen. Hier finden Sie die Adresse Ihrer Agentur:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/education/programmes/socrates/nat-est_en.html

Bitte erkundigen Sie sich aber rasch, wenn dies für Sie in Frage kommt, da die Antragsfristen bald ablaufen.

Es würde uns freuen, wenn wir Ihr Interesse geweckt haben. Bitte geben Sie die Ausschreibung auch gerne an interessierte Multiplikator/-innen der Seniorenarbeit weiter.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Ralph Schneider und Gabriela Koerting
(Bitte antworten Sie an ralph.schneider@uni-ulm.de.)

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LL.M./J.S.D. in Intercultural Human Rights, Miami 2006

Dear Colleagues:

I am an alumnae of the attached LL.M Program and I highly recomand it to everybody interested. I have been very suprised to meet all these international well known human rights experts in the same place. To convince yourself, please, see the faculty's web page: http://www.stu.edu/faculty-section-498.html. It's just amaizing.

Best,

Silvia Martis

Master of Laws Program in Intercultural Human Rights J.S.D. (Doctor of the Science of Laws) in Intercultural Human Rights Programs are acquiesced in by the American Bar Association. Accepting Applications for Academic Year 2006-2007 One-year Master's program offered by St. Thomas University School of Law Miami, Florida, U.S.A. & J.S.D. (Doctor of the Science of Laws) in Intercultural Human Rights available to LL.M. graduates. Partial scholarships are available based on merit and need. For more information please check our website www.stu.edu/humanrights or
contact us at:

Graduate Program in Intercultural Human Rights
St. Thomas University School of Law
16400 NW 32 Ave.
Miami, FL 33054 U.S.A.
Phone:(1)305 474 2447 Fax:(1)305 474 2413

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Undergraduate Scholarships at Morehead State University

Morehead State University offers international undergraduate scholarships to qualified international undergraduate students in the amount of $5,000 annually. To be eligible students must meet all the international undergraduate admission requirements and must have a score of at least 20 on the ACT or 950 on the SAT.

MSU also offers Tuition Scholarship for Non-Residents to international undergraduate applicants. The value per year is: Waiver of non-resident tuition differential except for $250 per semester. To be eligible students must meet all the international undergraduate admission requirements and must have a score of at least 23 on the ACT or 1070 on the SAT.

Mandatory fees are added to the tuition and include activities fee, health fee, and computer fee. International students are not eligible for Tuition Assistance Grants or Alumni Awards.

No additional application is needed for the above-mentioned scholarship once the international undergraduate application is submitted.

For more info, please visit:
http://www.moreheadstate.edu/oie/index.aspx?id=6179

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Master in Social Policy Analysis, Luxembourg, Leuven and Associate Institutes

CALL FOR APPLICANTS
International Master in Social Policy Analysis
by Luxembourg, Leuven and Associate Institutes (IMPALLA)
Academic year 2006-2007

Thanks to the political and financial support of the Prime Minister and of the Minister for Education of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, CEPS/INSTEAD (the Centre d’Etudes de Populations, de Pauvreté et de Politiques Socio-Economiques - International Networks for Studies in Technology, Environment, Alternatives, Development) launched in 2002 IMPALLA - an advanced and innovative one-year master programme in social policy analysis.

In order to guarantee the academic standards of the IMPALLA programme, CEPS/INSTEAD has made a joint venture agreement with the University of Leuven (K.U. Leuven, Belgium) as a key partner. The IMPALLA programme leads to an advanced Master Degree issued by the K.U. Leuven where the IMPALLA students are registered as regular
students.
Meanwhile also the Universities of Nancy 2 (France), Tilburg (The Netherlands) and Luxembourg have become a part of the organizing network.

The IMPALLA academic programme has three major objectives:
- to offer a solid theoretical foundation in comparative socio-economic policies, at the European level and beyond
- to provide a thorough training in advanced research methodology
- to give a well-founded expertise in policy evaluation

Complementary information concerning our IMPALLA programme, including the application form, can be found on our web site: http://www.impalla.ceps.lu
Application deadline is the 31st May 2006

With best regards,

Prof. Jos Berghman
Director of the IMPALLA programme


Nicole HEGERLE
IMPALLA Secretariat
CEPS/INSTEAD
BP 48, L-4501 DIFFERDANGE
Web | http://www.impalla.ceps.lu |
email | nicole.hegerle@ceps.lu |
phone | (+352) 58 58 55 610 |

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EVS - Looking for Volunteers - PORTUGAL

Dear Friends

I would like to inform that ProAtlântico - Associação Juvenil has two new projects of EVS approved by our National Agency, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal.

We are looking for 2 volunteers to be involved each project:

1) 2006- PT-05 - Meeting Point

Long-term project (12 months)

http://europa.eu.int/comm/youth/program/sos/hei/hei_form_en.cfm?HEID=60000066714

2) 2006-PT-07 - Portugal for All

Long-term project (12 months)

http://europa.eu.int/comm/youth/program/sos/hei/hei_form_en.cfm?HEID=60000066957

The selection day will be between donne until 29th of January 2006 and the application will be realized at 1st of February 2006 deadline.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask by E-mail: geral@proatlantico.com , Tel: 00351 964083158, or Fax: 00 351 214218417.

If you are interested, send us an e-mail to: evs@proatlantico.com until 20th of January 2006, with:

- CV (with photo and telephone number)
- Motivation letter
- Brief information on the sending organization (with contacts)

Greetings
Nuno Chaves
Executive President
ProAtlântico - Associação Juvenil
Apartado 016 E.C.Porto Salvo
2741-901 PORTO SALVO
PORTUGAL
Tel: 00 351 964083158
Fax: 00 351 214218417
E-mail: geral@proatlantico.com

2006- PT-05 - Meeting Point

Project description

Project environment: profile of the organization, regular activities and local community

The host organization ProAtlântico - Associação Juvenil founded in 2001 is based in Porto Salvo, Oeiras, and carries out activities with children, young people, elderly people, and handicapped people, mainly in Oeiras Municipality.

Most of the activities with children and young people take place during the school breaks, such as sport tournaments, National and International exchanges, and entertaining and cultural activities; and after school, as educational support. We try to help these young people to develop life skills, to be more independent.

Along the year we have several projects with elder people, as summer camps, Cultural Trips, New Year party, and balls.

We work together with an Education and Rehabilitation Institution for handicapped people and a Children's Home, in a voluntary project that tries to keep the people that live there busy during the time that Institutions are not able to develop activities (during the week days at night, and weekends).

In 2003, we started to work with Youth Program, and we took part in youth exchanges in (Estonia, Romania, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Austria and France) and in several training courses and seminars around Europe. This is the first time we work with the European Voluntary Service.

Today ProAtlântico - Associação Juvenil with his 300 members, gives special attention to needy people, and those with less opportunity. And aims to give people the chance to establish contact with other cultures, in order to help them to find ways to deal with their own problems and to break the existing prejudices.

Oeiras is an important Village (45,8/km2) that offers the dynamism of large number of habitants (162.124) mainly young, near Lisbon the capital of Portugal (15 minutes), and 20 minutes from Sintra - World Patrimony, and 10 minutes from Cascais bay.

Oeiras has got many infrastructures of economic development such as TagusPark, LagoasPark and Quinta da Fonte (business and biotechnological centers). The Cultural opportunities are guaranteed not just because of the village environment and heritage (such as the Palace of Marquês, the gunpowder factory, the Poets Park and the recreation harbour) as for the preservation and good use of the space by the local authorities. The Shopping Center Oeiras Parque is a good example of an infrastructure that provides entertaining activities (shopping, cinemas) and rapid access to basic primary products to the inhabitants of the municipality.

Porto Salvo is a small village, part of Oeiras municipality, between the sea and the mountains. As far as public transportation is concerned, bus is the only service available, offering several regular connections to several train stations of the two lines (Cascais and Sintra) and that allow us to reach easily to the Lisbon (15 min), Sintra (30 min) and Cascais (20 min).

According to the last statistics information from 2001, the village of Porto Salvo (7,35/km2) has 13724 inhabitants.

In terms of social-economic context, the economics activity of Porto Salvo reflects a typical urban structure. The creation, in the last decade, of large business and commercial structures, has strongly contributed to the development and urbanism of he village, which has grown from a rural border area to a more dynamic place.

It is an area where most population can be considered average economic class, but has also some population with low financial incomes. In the surrounding Porto Salvo's village there are 3 social neighborhoods.

Nowadays, Porto Salvo has several restaurants, mini-markets, one market, 3 banks, 2 football clubs, a cultural society, several private clinics, 2 pharmacies, 5 primary schools, kinder garden, 1 university.

It has a Mediterranean continental climate with very hot summers, long and rigorous winters with low precipitation levels.

Concerning the stay of the EVS volunteer, ProAtlântico will provide the lodging in a rented studio or room, and meals according to their preferences. He/She may find a variety of eating choices in Oeiras (self-services, small local restaurants, supermarkets, local food markets, etc.). ProAtlântico members will help him/her become familiar with these.

Proposed activities for international volunteers

Through its work, ProAtlântico noticed that most Portuguese teenagers are unaware or misinformed of the European Issues as the European Identity, the organization of European Union. In order to help to change this reality, and contribute to the awareness of such issues, we have been encouraging young people to take part in the Youth Program, through basic courses, lectures and many other educational activities based in non-formal education. We believe that the EVS volunteers will bring an intercultural dimension to the project, and will offer young people, a small taste of what could lie outside their hometown.

The chance to work with EVS volunteers from other countries, with different backgrounds is a challenge and the opportunity to exchange experiences and good practices between all people involved in the project and the local community.

The EVS volunteers will work along side our current team of staff and local volunteers to enable the young people to access all the opportunities open to them and to ensure they reach their full potential. This will give them new abilities and knowledge that can be used in future projects even within their own communities.

Every EVS Volunteer will have a Mentor that will be directly responsible for his/her training, personal support and language training and to whom he/she can turn in case of problems. They will be able to talk with their mentor about what their weekly activities will be. The first few weeks after the volunteer's arrival will be considered as a period of preliminary induction, during which the volunteer will be introduced to the project team and will gain familiarity with the new living and working environment. After this initial adjustment period, a more comprehensive induction program will be formulated together with the volunteer.

After this, they will have training period within the area by qualified people, to obtain the necessary knowledge to perform well in their functions. During this process all the training will be structured according to the necessities of the candidates

During their stay the EVS volunteers will have the opportunity to integrate into the local community, to meet other young people, to socialize, to participate in leisure activities, etc.

The EVS Volunteer activities will generally be to give support the project staff in their daily activities. Half of their working time (3 hours) will be spent in Activities with Youngsters.

Activities with Youngsters take place in ProAtlântico Office, a place open to the public, where youngsters can go after school to spend their leisure time.

The EVS Volunteer will be able to take part in the school support and in the organization of Cultural, Sport and Leisure activities.

So, the young volunteers will have the chance to run these following activities:

- To help create dynamics of occupation of free times, trough the realization of games and group dynamics, cooking workshops, fashion shows, photos exhibitions, and thematic conversations;

- Go out with them like study visits;

- Establish contacts with other organizations, from European countries, in order to promote exchanges,

- Monitoring and helping the children and youngsters in their homework's, helping more intensively in areas where he/she feels more comfortable (for instance: English language tutoring, Math's, Geography, etc ), but also motivating them to study and to complete their objectives;

- Support in organizing the space for the youth: the adequate organization of the space is important for the specificities of the activities implemented.

The other half of the day (3 hours) will be spent working in the field Youth Information for Citizenship.

The Youth Information for Citizenship consists in the creation and development of strategies that contribute to the awareness of the young people, their role in the society, which they live in, and the opportunities available for them to become more active.

One of the strategies used is giving the youngsters the chance to have contact with other people through the participation in courses, seminars and youth exchanges. This is possible through the maintenance of information's boards of activities for young people, (in schools, and other public places), helping young people deciding which activities take part in the Information Desk, or creating specific activities to reach a certain result.

The EVS Volunteer will work with the team that is already running this project and will help them in their task, by taking part in the meeting of all activities in which they will participate. The EVS Volunteer will be encouraged to participate with their own ideas and experiences and during their EVS experience they will have the chance to introduce new activities according to their skills and interests, according with the team's objectives and possibilities, which will be implemented within the projects of ProAtlântico.

Considering the EVS Volunteer support, they will be accompanied by their mentor that belongs to their working team, which will help them to accomplish their tasks and will guide them through the process of preparing their project and activities.

Concerning the schedule thought for the volunteer's project, the volunteer could develop its activities from Monday to Friday from 10h-13h and 15h-18h. Saturday and Sunday are free days.

One extra hour will be used for personal development as language course, in order to help the EVS Volunteer in the process of integration into the Portuguese Culture. The duration and frequency of the trainings will depend on personal needs and abilities of the Volunteer.

During their stay the EVS volunteers will have the opportunity to integrate into the local community, to meet other young people, to socialize, to participate in leisure activities, etc.

Target group

At the Meeting Point project, there will be specific requirements; we are looking for volunteers self-motivated, willing to take on new challenges, and open to working with people of all backgrounds and cultures.

We will look for volunteers who are interested in working with, young people with a commitment to volunteering and more specifically youth work, and, had chosen our project because of the experience and development they will gain not only because it's in Portugal.

We would also be looking for a volunteer, who over time could bring something of their own experiences and culture, to enrich the hosting projects and local community.

2006-PT-07 - Portugal for All

Project description

Project environment: profile of the organization, regular activities and local community

The coordinating organization ProAtlântico - Associação Juvenil founded in 2001 is based in Porto Salvo, Oeiras, and carries out activities with children, young people, elderly people, and handicapped people, mainly in Oeiras Municipality.

Most of the activities with children and young people take place during the school breaks, such as sport tournaments, National and International exchanges, and entertaining and cultural activities; and after school, as educational support. We try to help these young people to develop life skills, to be more independent.

Along the year we have several projects with elder people, as summer camps, Cultural Trips, New Year party, and balls.

In 2003, we started to work with Youth Program, and we took part in youth exchanges in (Estonia, Romania, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Austria and France) and in several training courses and seminars around Europe. This is the first time we work with the European Voluntary Service.

Today ProAtlântico - Associação Juvenil with his 300 members, gives special attention to needy people, and those with less opportunities. And aims to give people the chance to establish contact with other cultures, in order to help them to find ways to deal with their own problems and to break the existing prejudices.

Cooperativa de S. Pedro - Education and Rehabilitation of the Citizens with Mental Handicaps is an institution of public utility, created in 1975, based in Barcarena in Oeiras municipality and directed to the education, rehabilitation and integration of the people mentally handicapped.

Cooperativa de S. Pedro has several valences: Service of House Support, Early Intervention, School of Special Education, Center of Resources and Assistive Technology, Occupational Activities Center and Residential Home.

Service of House Support's valence emerges from the necessity felt by the clients' families, with deficiency and/or dependency and it's main goal is offer a service of basic needs, physiotherapy and occupational therapy in the client's house, providing the well-being and life's quality to client's with deficiency and/or with dependency, resident in the Oeiras municipality.

Early Intervention is an integrated service that, in alliance with the Health Center of Oeiras, the team of Coordination of Educational Support of Oeiras and C.R.S.S., Local Service of Oeiras, Cooperativa de S. Pedro implemented in the area of the Health Center of Oeiras.

The main goal of this valence is the early prevention and intervention with families and/or children with serious alterations in their development (children at risk, between 0 and 6 years old).

The system of regular education adopts more each time the policies of inclusion of children with special education needs. However this is a reality that doesn't apply to every child, yet. Being aware of this situation, Cooperativa of S.Pedro maintains their School of Special Education and gives support to integration projects by promoting the educational success and stimulating the critical periods of learning, according with the potential of every student, in an environment the less restrictive possible. This is valence was created for students between 6 and 18 years old, resident in Oeiras council, for which the regular school doesn't have the adequate conditions to their inclusion.

With the goal of giving support to people with deficiency and/or with dependency, through the attribution of assistive technology, in a way to minimize the difficulties of mobility and autonomy to people with deficiency and/or dependency, from the Oeiras council, a center of resources and assistive technology was created in partnership with Barcarena's Social Center and the Oeiras municipality.

Occupational Activities Center is based in people's with mental deficiency quality of life, in a way that allow a personal and social valorization of their capacities, promoting significant activities and occupations.

This valence main goal is to promote activities and occupations, according with their interests, age and capacities, promoting social integration of people with age above 18 years old, residents in Oeiras council.

Residential home's valence was created to give a residential response, where the well-being and life quality comes first, through activities centered in the client. Its goal is to give response to people with low levels of autonomy that aren't compatible with residential projects and in the absence of a natural solution (to children, youth and adults, that frequent other valences of the institution and that need residential support, temporary or permanent)

To fulfill the objectives of all the valences, we have a multidisciplinary team that involves the several areas: occupational, physical and speech therapy, psychology, hipotherapy, hydrotherapy, swimming, physical education and snoezelen

Both organizations, ProAtlântico - Associação Juvenil and Cooperativa de São Pedro are based in Oeiras Municipality, in two close localities (Porto Salvo, Barcarena), 2 minutes by car from each other.

Oeiras is an important Village (45,8/km2) that offers the dynamism of large number of habitants (162.124) mainly young, near Lisbon the capital of Portugal (15 minutes), and 20 minutes from Sintra - World Patrimony, and 10 minutes from Cascais bay.

Oeiras has got many infrastructures of economic development such as TagusPark, LagoasPark and Quinta da Fonte (business centres). The Cultural opportunities are guaranteed not just because of the village environment and heritage (such as the Palace of Marquês, the gunpowder factory, the Poets Park and the recreation harbour) as for the preservation and good use of the space by the local authorities. The Shopping Center Oeiras Parque is a good example of an infrastructure that provides entertaining activities (shopping, cinemas) and rapid access to basic primary products to the inhabitants of the municipality.

Barcarena is is a small village, part of Oeiras municipality, between the sea and the montains. As far as public transportation is concerned, bus is the only service available, offering several regular connections to several train stations of the two lines (Cascais and Sintra) and that allow us to reach easily to the Lisbon (20 min), Sintra (35 min) and Cascais (40 min).

According to the last statistics information from 2001, the village of Barcarena (9,2/km2) has 11847 inhabitants.

In terms of social-economic context, the economics activity of Barcarena reflects a typical urban structure. The creation, in the last decade, of large business and commercial structures, has strongly contributed to the development and urbanism of he village, which has grown from a rural border area to a more dynamic place.

It is an area where most population can be considered average economic class, but has also some population with low financial incomes.

Nowadays, Barcarena has several restaurants, mini-markets, 1 market, 3 banks, 5 sports groups, 8 cultural associations, 2 police departments, 1 fire department, doctors, 3 pharmacies, 3 privative clinics, an university, 6 primary schools, 2 public and 2 private kinder gardens, 6 occupational youth centres, an extension of the Health Center, a municipal swimming pool.

It has a Mediterranean continental climate with very hot Summers, long and rigorous Winters with low precipitation levels.

Concerning the stay of the EVS volunteer, ProAtlântico will provide the lodging in a rented studio or room, and meals according to their preferences. He/She may find a variety of eating choices in Oeiras (self-services, small local restaurants, supermarkets, local food markets, etc.). ProAtlântico members will help him/her become familiar with these.

Proposed activities for international volunteers

For Cooperativa de S. Pedro the motivation to host EVS volunteers is strongly related with the opportunity it offers the mental disable people, the staff and other volunteers to meet and socialize with a person from other part of Europe, becoming aware of the realities, values and culture of the volunteers while they interacts with the Portuguese reality in the Institution and in the local community.

The integration of the EVS volunteers in the projects of the Cooperativa de S. Pedro is a good way to develop the skills of everyone involved, to acquire knowledge, implement different methodologies and establish friendly relationships. The mental disable people that use the services of the Cooperativa de S. Pedro, are generally very open and happy to meet new people, this will be for most of them the first experience with people from other countries.

For EVS volunteers taking part in this project will be a lifetime opportunity, because they will have the chance to see and participate in the daily activity in one of the most successful Institution working with Mental Disable People. The will also have the chance to learn specific techniques to work with this population, and within different fields, that can be used by the participants in their life's after this experience.

By other side the Volunteers will benefits from a great environment lived in the organization that will help them to fell part of local community. This will able them to understand and experience Portuguese culture, language and traditions.

The EVS volunteer can be a healthy influence for the development of the mental disable people. Beside the benefits that the volunteer will bring to the mental disable people and also to all the staff and volunteers involved, the motivation to host also comes with the chance to contribute to EVS volunteers personal development.

Every EVS Volunteer will have a Mentor that will be directly responsible for his/her training, personal support and language training and to whom he/she can turn in case of problems. They will be able to talk with their mentor about what their weekly activities will be. The first few weeks after the volunteer's arrival will be considered as a period of preliminary induction, during which the volunteer will be introduced to the project team and will gain familiarity with the new living and working environment. After this initial adjustment period, a more comprehensive induction programme will be formulated together with the volunteer.

As for the calendar of the activities, the project is defined in two periods:

This first period will be under the responsibility of the coordinating organization, ProAtlântico - Associação Juvenil, which will guarantee that the right reception is given to the EVS volunteers. During the first period, which include the first month after arrival, the main objective is to create the right conditions for the development of the project, giving the volunteer the opportunity to learn the Portuguese language, in a basic language course, the opportunity to have the first contacts with the local community, with Cooperativa de S. Pedro and with the different projects that will be developed during their stay. The volunteer will also participate in activities organised by ProAtlântico - Associação Juvenil for the cultural training, the integration in the Portuguese culture and dealing with cultural chocks. In this period, the EVS volunteers will have the opportunity to settle down, observe and plan the tasks in which they will be involved.

The second period, will begin in the second month until the end of the project, during this time, the volunteer will work directly in the tasks defined in Cooperativa de S. Pedro, with all the support of his/her Mentor and all the staff of Cooperativa de S. Pedro. Before the beginning of each task, the EVS volunteers will have the necessary briefing and/or training by qualified people to obtain the necessary knowledge to perform well in their functions. During this process all the training will be structured according to the necessities of the EVS volunteers.

The EVS Volunteer activities will generally be to give support the project staff in their daily activities. Their working time (6 hours) will be in Cooperativa de S. Pedro, a shelter home, where they will be involve in Activities with Mental Disable People (and have all the necessary conditions for this work).

The EVS Volunteers will have the chance to work in one or more valences of Cooperativa de S. Pedro: occupational (being with them and helping them to fulfill their leisure time), physical therapy (corporal activities, sportive activities, games, exercises) and speech therapy (take part of the sections with the therapist, and helping the youngster with his/her prescription homework), psychology (establish friendly relations with youngsters), hipotherapy and hydrotherapy (helping the participants with their exercises, playing games), swimming (games, helping with exercises), and snoezelen (helping the youngsters to explore the material and stimulations available) in the Occupational Activities Center, or taking part of the organization of Cultural activities such as visits (museums, cinema, tours, and exhibitions), theatres, folklore, according to the EVS Volunteer motivation, and capacity.

The presence of the EVS volunteers in this activities will give the chance of maximise the potentialities of the institution, because working with this target group need most of the time one person for each participant.

Considering the EVS Volunteer support, they will be accompanied by their mentor that belongs to their working team, which will help them to accomplish their tasks and will guide them through the process of preparing their project and activities.

The EVS Volunteer will work with the team that is already running this project and will help them in their task, by taking part in the planning of all activities in which they will participate. The EVS Volunteer will be encouraged to participate with their own ideas and experiences and during their EVS experience they will have the chance to introduce new activities according to their skills and interests, according with the team's objectives and possibilities, which will be implemented within the projects of Cooperativa de S. Pedro.

Concerning the schedule thought for the volunteer's project, the volunteer could develop its activities from Monday to Friday from 10h-13h and 16h-19h. Saturday and Sunday free days.

One extra hour will be used for personal development as language course, in order to help the EVS Volunteer in the process of integration into the Portuguese Culture. The duration and frequency of the trainings will depend on personal needs and abilities of the Volunteer.

During their stay the EVS volunteers will have the opportunity to integrate into the local community, to meet other young people, to socialise, to participate in leisure activities, etc.

Target group

At the Portugal for All project, there will be specific requirements; we are looking for volunteers self-motivated, willing to take on new challenges, and open to working with people of all backgrounds and cultures.

We will look for volunteers who are interested in working with, young people with a commitment to volunteering and more specifically youth work, and, had chosen our project because of the experience and development they will gain not only because it's in Portugal.

We would also be looking for a volunteer, who over time could bring something of their own experiences and culture, to enrich the hosting projects and local community.

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CfP: PUBLIC ISTANBUL - The City and it´s Public Spaces/Public Spheres?

Bauhaus Universität Weimar/Europäische Urbanistik Deutsches
Orient-Institut, Hamburg

Call for Papers

PUBLIC ISTANBUL The City and it´s Public Spaces/Public Spheres?

(20. – 21. January 2007, Weimar)

In the discussion about the ideal „European City” besides the historic development from middle ages to modernity, the built form and the specific social, political and economic institutions, public space is mentioned as one of the main attributes.
The controversies are about the emergence and experience of a “civic public”, the relevant sites of this public as well as around a possible loss of public spaces. Under parameters of the polarisation between the public and the private, the ideal public space is defined as something collaborative, it is communal and publicly available. The dynamics of public spaces though are determined by mechanism of exclusion, appropriation and accessibility. It is a space of difference, visibility and representation. Public space temporarily undergoes different utilizations,
it is not characterized by stability and continuity, but is instead ephemeral and situational. It is thus a space which is materially and discursively disputed. Continuous encounter and negotiation of interests, values and attributions of meaning are what distinguishes public spaces.
Public space is an arena of social, cultural and political transformation processes, which become manifest at concrete urban places. These places can be for example streets, markets, shopping malls, gathering places or media.
In this sense we define public space in it´s complexity as a morphologic structure, as a cultural and social space and as a political sphere.

Research field Istanbul
Since ancient times Istanbul is one of the most important cities on the European continent, a centre of civilization, which combines attributes of the “European” and the “Ottoman” City. In the 20th century the metropolis is marked by a coexistence of globalization and localization, of modernity and tradition.
As a result of intense internal migration the city increased to 13 million inhabitants on 5500 qm on both sides of the Bosporus. In spite of master plans to control the city development, the growths is spontaneous and informal. As an industrial and service city in global competition at the same time there is modernization, globalization and informalization. The simultaneous coexistence of extreme disparity affect as well the access to global activities as well as the change of the physical space, which is therefore a source for cultural conflicts about the definition of locality and identity. These developments become manifest
in the public space for example in the restoration of the historic city
centre or in current projects to restructure former port areas and waterfronts.

Different to western European cities, in which with Enlightenment a civic public assigned specific spaces, in Ottoman and Turkish cities there was a complex sequence of neighbourly, religious and economic spaces, which addressed different public spheres. In context with the city development and modernization in Istanbul there is a vivid discussion about the role and the meaning of public spaces, as social and political space or under aspects of accessibility and shape of concrete places.

Questions of the conference
- Is it possible to transfer terms and concepts of the ideal “European City” on a metropolis as Istanbul?
- How is it possible to acquire “the public” as a theoretical and analytical category to the investigation of urban Istanbul?
- What are the specific spaces of the public in Istanbul? Which conformations have public spaces?
- How does the public sphere as a space of political and cultural transformation processes become manifest?

The conference „Public Istanbul“

Aim of the conference is to discuss theoretical approaches and research experiences of the subject „Public Istanbul“ from the perspective of different disciplines. We will invite scientists of urban and cultural studies as sociology, geography, ethnology, political science, history, architecture and arts to encourage the dialog and exchange between the disciplines and the countries.

The conference will be an interdisciplinary forum where different perspectives on the current development of Istanbul and its public spaces are gathered and new research questions will be mapped out. Selected contributions will be published as a book after the conference.

Formalities
It is planed to collect the papers of the participants of the conference by forehand and distribute them in form of a reader to all participants, so that on the two days of the conference after a short statement the main thesis can be discussed.

Prospective participants of the conference are invited to send an abstract of their paper (max 300 words) in English. Abstracts should be submitted before 1.6.2006.

Contact
Prof. Dr. Frank Eckhardt
Dr. Kathrin Wildner

Bauhaus Universität Weimar
Bauhaus-Str. 7b
99421 Weimar
Tel. 03643-582646

publicistanbul@archit.uni-weimar.de

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Seminar in Greece, July 13-August 7, 2006

July 13-August 7, 2006


Experience Greece in a unique environment with more than 80 university students from 20 countries. The International Institute for Political and Economic Studies (IIPES) is an academic program that explores major political, economic and cultural issues important to the Eastern Mediterranean region. Students from a wide range of
nationalities, religions and ethnicities have a chance to interact, learn and share their experiences in ways that can benefit their educational and professional
development.
Students attend courses in political economy, history, philosophy, and conflict management. In addition to classes, students participate in dialogue designed to promote international exchange. This combination of events leads to life-long friendships and an exchange of ideas that cannot be gained elsewhere.
For three weeks, students will attend classes, listen to prominent speakers, and attend special events designed to engage them in an educational, cultural and social exchange. This combination of activities leads to life-long friendships and ideas that cannot be gained elsewhere.

Come “Live and Learn” in Greece this summer!

History
The International Institute for Political and Economic Studies (IIPES) was launched by The Fund for American Studies in 1996 to provide a much-needed academic and leadership experience for the young leaders of the Middle East and the Balkans.

IIPES finds a common ground between the forces that divide people. Despite being the cradle of civilization, the Eastern Mediterranean is the site of enormous historic and current tension. It is a region marked by conflict, but it is also rich with opportunity and cultural beauty by serving as the crossroads between Europe, Asia, and Africa. The region offers unique windows of opportunity for international and multicultural learning experiences. It is in this spirit that IIPES is offered to
outstanding students who demonstrate a potential for leadership.

Students from select nations in the Middle East and the Balkans join American students to study important principles of political and economic organization and how those ideas relate to international conflict and conflict resolution. The Institute is intended for the serious student who enjoys exploring ideas about politics, culture, and economics, and who is willing to be challenged by stimulating ideas and cultural exchange. The Institute teaches participants to understand individual liberty, the rule of law, and the price system within the contexts of
cooperation, tolerance, and a civil society. In addition to these lessons, students participate in a conflict resolution workshop designed to teach students ways to break down the barriers between historical conflicts. Students who attend the Institute represent the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Palestinian Authority, Romania, Serbia and
Montenegro, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United States of America.

visit :
http://www.tfasinternational.org/iipes/about/index.asp

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INVITATION FOR APPLICATIONS : Summer programme to be held in Tanzania(July 9-31), Apply now!!

Dear all

Kukaye Worldwide (www.kukayeworldwide.org ) under the project LET'S GO TO AFRICA, which will be held during the summer ( July 9-31, 2006) welcomes applications from all people who are interested to have fun travel and exposure while helping africans. The spaces are few, book now!!

The event will bring participants from all over the world to help Africa in fighting against three biggest problems: Poverty, HIV/AIDS and Malaria. The event will draw people from all backgrounds and nations, from all professionals and non professionals. And during this time each and every participants will use his skills, talents, professional to do something for the community where the event will be held. In additional the participants will have opportunities for travel and exposure to see nature, tourist, minitours in Tanzania. This is the time for your family, friend, yourself, your organization, etc. to participate.

Hurry up ! apply now and lets go to Africa. Find the attached application form and details.

Find attached forms , fill and return to kukayehq@yahoo.com

Sincerely

Titus Tossy
President
Kukayeworldwide
www.kukayeworldwide.org

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UNIDEE in Residence - International Program 2006 - VII Edition

3 July - 31 October 2006
Deadline: 10 April 2006
www.cittadellarte.it/unidee

UNIDEE in Residence is an international program open to artists, professionals, students and graduates of various university faculties from any country in the world.

UNIDEE offers an experience unlike anything offered in any other university or academic program: a research-oriented practice that operates within each discipline and is directed towards the responsible transformation of society and the creative activation.

The UNIDEE programs are directed by Michelangelo Pistoletto. The course in residency include an active participation in meetings and seminars hold by experts and professors of various humanistic, scientific, economic, political, artistic and social disciplines.

The residents work individually or in groups to develop ideas and projects, working along creative lines pertinent to the following fields: Art, Communication, Ecology, Economics, Education, Work, Nutrition, Politics, Production, Science, Spirituality.

The work of the UNIDEE residents involves constant interaction with the offices of Cittadellarte, which put the program of responsible social transformation into effect through projects developed in conjunction with public and private institutions, companies, cultural bodies and economic and production structures.

All the events in the Cittadellarte program - exhibitions, conferences, performances and workshops - offer further opportunities for the residents to explore issues and develop ideas.

At the end of the residency, the ideas that have been generated are presented publicly at the UNIDEE in progress exhibition-event.

:: How to apply

A maximum of twenty residencies are available each year.

The residency lasts four months, from 3 July to 31 October.

The official language is English.
The Cittadellarte selection panel chooses candidates on the basis of their aptitude for developing projects relating to the aims of the University of Ideas.

Applicants are invited to send any material they consider pertinent to such an assessment: curriculum, documentation of previous work, one or more examples ( well-developed or developing during the residence) of projects that illustrate their approach to the theme of responsible social transformation.

A filled-in and signed application form must also be included with the material.

The overall estimated cost for each resident is 10,000 euros. Scholarship grants are available, total and partial cover. Anyone interested is invited to consult the website or to contact the organizing secretary for further information.

The sum includes:
- seminars during the residency
- attendance of the workshops
- technical and teaching assistance, visits and inspections
- participation in Cittadellarte activities
- board and lodging on the premises

UNIDEE 2006 is supported by:

Ermenegildo Zegna; Love Difference; A. M. Qattan Foundation;
Universidad de Antioquia; Inlaks Foundation; Snait ; Hangar;
Provincia di Biella; Illy Caffe.

Apply now for a new grant awarded by UNESCO, Aschberg program for an artist coming from: Africa, Sud America, Medioriente, Est Europa, Asia, to participate a UNIDEE in residence 2007.
www.unesco.org/culture/aschberg

Applications must be submitted by 10 April 2006 (postal stamp) to the following address:

UNIDEE in Residence
Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto
Via Serralunga, 27
13900 Biella - Italia

tel. +39 015 0991462/471
fax +39 015 2522540
email: unidee@cittadellarte.it
www.cittadellarte.it/unidee

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URGENT Youth Exchange in Lithuania deadline 29 of January

Hello friends,

We are looking partners for

Action 1 - Youth Exchange Project

Title: "School 4 u!"

Time: 18-28 July 2006

Place: Klaipeda (Lithuania), for more information about this area check website

Organizer: Klaipeda region youth organisations union "Round table"

Participants: 30 active, creative, open minded 16-18 years old pupils from 5 different countries

Main goal: with help of self _expression and creativity to make a big performance which could help to young people to show their problems at school and together with friends from different country try to solve them, to make life at school easier and more pleasant.

Group preparation: every group have to make a short movie about their life at school in their country, to show their problems and every day life.

Deadline for sending your scanned part 3 is 29th of January

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Call for project partners - TC on Swapping Cultures Initiative

Minorities of Europe are now working on an application to the YOUTH Programme (UK National Agency, Action 5 - Training Course, 1 Feb deadline).

The basic idea of the course is to introduce the Swapping Cultures Initiative (one of MoE's flagship projects in the UK, see www.moe-online.com for more details) in international youthwork, especially in conflict areas.

The course will last 5 working days and will include training sessions on the use of SCI as well as other training modules on conflict-resolution and training skills as such. It will most probably take place in the Caucasus in August 2006.

The course will involve 5 partners from Programme Countries (EU 24, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey. Norway, Liechtenstein and Norway) and 5 from Eastern Europe
(Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia).

If you are interested in our project (and your organisation is located in one of
the countries mentioned above), please complete the Part III form attached together with a short form related to the topic of the project.

After completing the documents, please:

1) e-mail them to max@moe-online.com
2) FAX the Part III as soon as possible to +44 2476225764
3) POST the SIGNED documents to:

Maksymilian Fras
European Development Co-ordinator
Minorities of Europe
29 Walsgrave Road
Coventry CV2 4HE
United Kingdom

The forms should REACH US by January 30, 2006.

We will inform the succesful project partners by February the 1st.

If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free contact me via e-mail or phone (contact details below).

Thank you all in advance.

Best regards,

Maksymilian Fras
European Development Co-ordinator
Minorities of Europe
29 Walsgrave Road
Coventry CV2 4HE
United Kingdom
http://www.moe-online.com
max@moe-online.com
office +44 2476225764
mobile +44 7861315326

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Free place for EVS project "On the Road for Safe Sex" in Belgium-flanders

For this message, please reply to evs@mja.be MJA (Social Youth Action) from BELGIUM-Flanders is looking for a period of 6 months for a volunteer, in the framework of Action2 of the Youth Programme. This EVS-project is open to young people from a programme-country, aged between 18 and 25 years. This means that
volunteers have to be between 18 and 25 years old at the beginning of their voluntary activity (1th of May).

ON THE ROAD FOR SAFE SEX

The project "ON THE ROAD FOR SAFE SEX" starts from 1th of May 2006 and ends 30th of October 2006.
This project focuses mainly on health prevention for young people, but also offers the possibility for the volunteer to participate in (or help develop) other domestic and international activities and projects from MJA.
The first focus in this project is the health prevention on safe sex and prevention of diseases related to sexual intercourse, targeting on young people. This project is about health information, promotion and prevention. The volunteer gets the chance to tour around to several festivals in Belgium with the "condovan" during the summer period. Besides the safe sex-prevention, the volunteer hosted in a vacation center ('De Barkentijn') in which children vacations are being organized, mainly during school vacations. Helping at 'De Barkentijn' means being a part of the local team, helping with the practical arrangements and doing educational work (animation) for the children who spend their holiday there.
We still want to apply for the deadline of the 1th of February, so if you are interested, please read further information and react as soon as possible.
If you are interested, please read carefully all the information on
www.action2.be
Candidates from all youth programme countries can candidate for this EVS-project by filling out the form that is available in this website. To know more about the hosting organization, you can visit www.mja-english.be or call +32 2 515 04 67

Sincerely,
Jan Van Hove,
EVS Coordinator in MJA

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Study Visit in Macedonia - partner from Croatia needed!

RUBIKON from Macedonia is organizing a Study Visit (Action 5) to take place in Skopje, Macedonia during September 2006.

We are only missing a partner organization from CROATIA...

The Study Visit will aim at exchanging views about the current needs for YOUTH projects in Macedonia and South-East Europe; and is expected to result with setting up of a partnership and a plan for further projects in the framework of the Programme.

Anyone interested please contact Dragan Atanasov (responsible for this project) at dragan_atanasov@yahoo.com as soon as possible.

Sincerely

Dragan Markoski
Youth Worker
RUBIKON Skopje

MARKOSKI, Dragan
RUBIKON Skopje, Macedonia
tel: + 389 2 20 33 250
fax: + 389 2 3095 109
mob: +389 71 790 860

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International Symposium: "New Perspectives for Human Rights"

26-28 May 2006 Istanbul, Turkey

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE SYMPOSIUM

In today's world, the issue of human rights has become increasingly important both in national and the international political agenda. Human rights violations by the states and governments are considered as a daily routine On the other hand, human rights are now subject to international intervention and also a medium for evaluating other societies. In such a context, human rights should thoroughly be discussed in the theoretical arena. Thus, it is necesseray that the concept of human rights, which emerged in Western world, be discussed and reflected upon.

The concept of "human rights" in a society emerges through the society's distinctive historical, social, economic and intellectual understanding of human. Copying that specific concept of human right for another society creates traumatic effects and eventually prepares a background for the formation of a schizophrenic society. The societies that are not shaped by their own values and do not live by their own distinctive concepts, loose their productivity and bring about poor bureaucratic
governments. This is the essential problem for Non-Western world.

It is necessary to understand the definition of human rights is constructed on the epistemological and ontological hierarchy belonging to the Enlightenment. Non-Western societies have to understand the context and its problems and also solve these problems by returning and using their own resources/legacies. For this aim, some practical and theoretical efforts should be gathered and supported mutually.

Consequently, we need a new conception and a base to develop this understanding. In this context, "New Perspectives for Human Rights" Symposium can be the base for this new conception.

MAIN TOPICS OF SYMPOSIUM

a.. Theory, history and philosophy of human rights
b.. Universal and relativistic approaches to human rights
c.. Modernization, secularization and human rights in Muslim societies
d.. Social values and human rights
e.. Human rights and religion
f.. Human honor, character and human rights
g.. Movements, work ethics and human rights
h.. International politics, new world order and human rights
i.. Chancing definitions of group and group rights
j.. Methods in human rights struggle and human rights practices


GENERAL INFORMATION

Ø The symposium will be multi-language. The presentations will be translated into other languages simultaneously.

Ø Abstracts and papers, should be written in MS-Word format and submitted via e-mail.

Ø The equipment for presentation such as computer and projection will be provided.

Ø Papers will be published in Turkish along with their original languages.

Ø All papers will be distributed to participants in written format.

Ø All possible changes will be announced on the web site.

Ø The expenses of travel, accommodation and meals will be provided by the organizers.

KEY DATES

Deadline for submission of abstract 28 February 2006

Preliminary acceptance notice to author(s) 15 Marc 2006

Deadline for full paper submission 30 April 2006

Symposium 26, 27, 28 May 2006


ORGANIZERS

MAZLUMDER (Organization for Human Rights and Solidarity for Oppressed People)

EDAM (Education Consultancy and Research, Communication Services Ltd.)

Human Rights Review Journal



Organization Committee

Adem Baspinar (Human Rights Reviews, Editor-In-Chief)

Alpaslan Durmus (EDAM, Chairman)

Ayhan Bilgen (Mazlumder, Vice-President)

Bedri Gencer (Assoc. Prof., Kocaeli University)

Cevat Özkaya (Mazlumder, Chairman)

Lütfi Sunar (Editor, Human Rights Review)

Murtaza Bedir (Assoc. Prof., Sakarya University)

Mustafa Ercan (Mazlumder, Chair Officer in Istanbul Department)

Recep Sentürk (Assoc. Prof., Islamic Research Center (ISAM))



CONTACT

For further information please contact the symposium secretariat:

Lütfi Sunar (lsunar@edam.com.tr)

Adem Baspinar (symposium@edam.com.tr)



Address: Kisikli Mh. Alemdag Cd. Yan Yol Sk. SBK Is Merkezi No: 5 Kat:
1 Üsküdar 34692 Istanbul

Phone: +90 216 481 30 23 (pbx) / Fax: +90 216 481 31 36

GSM: +90 5334298522 / GSM: +90 5333740614

Web: www.dergi.mazlumder.org/sempozyum

E-mail: lsunar@edam.com.tr

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Symposium: ILLICIT RELICS: ICONS OF STALINISM (USC)

http://www.usc.edu/dept/las/sll/stalinism.html

USC 125th Anniversary Project; USC College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences; Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; Institute of Modern Russian Culture;
Literary, Visual, and Material Culture Initiative; and Division of Critical Studies (Cinema-Television) present

ILLICIT RELICS: ICONS OF STALINISM

A symposium celebrating USC’s 125th anniversary and the acquisition of the Ferris Collection of Russian and Soviet Culture

Friday, Feburary 17, 2006
Taper Hall 202

4 – 6:30 pm: Screening and Discussion of a Major Stalinist Film The Oath (‘Kliatva’ / ‘Pitsi,’ 1946, dir. Mikheil Chiaureli)
Film introduced and discussion led by Olga Matich (Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley)
Dialogue translated and read by Oleg Minin and Elena Vassileva (graduate students,
Slavic Languages and Literatures, USC)

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Doheny Memorial Library - Intellectual Commons (second floor)

10 am – noon: Interdisciplinary Forum

Scholars from the fields of literary and cultural studies, history, and the social sciences will examine the problems of studying Stalinist culture and contemporary reverberations of Stalinism. Taken together, the papers will allow symposium participants to take stock of the state, direction, and variety of current scholarly approaches to Stalinist society and culture. The goal of the forum is to consider many different elements of Stalinism's controversial legacy, and to offer a broader cultural context for the exploration of Stalinism's "illicit relics" and "icons" that will take place in the afternoon workshop. How does contemporary scholarship
interpret the variety of artifacts and documents that have survived from the
Stalinist period? What kinds of “relics” have guided people’s understanding of
Stalinism, both before the leader’s death and after, by those who lived through it and those who inherited them? How did these relics allow crucial aspects of the Stalinist worldview to come to be internalized, appropriated and re-imagined – and why did they become “illicit”? In what ways does “the unquiet ghost” of the Stalinist way of life, with its particular vision of the relationship among the state, the self, and the community, continue to inform the social, political and even international aspects of Russia’s recent past and present?

Speakers:
Irina Paperno (Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley) “Dreams of Terror”
Jochen Hellbeck (History, Rutgers)“Love, Actually: Stalinism’s Intimate Record”
Robert English (International Relations, USC)“Stalin’s Ghost in Putin’s Russia”
Lunch Break

1:30 – 3:30 pm: Workshop on Visual and Material Culture

Each of the workshop’s participants – all scholars of different aspects of Russian art and Soviet visual culture – will examine, in a roundtable format, the workings of specific “icons” and “relics” of the Stalinist period through brief close readings. These will posters, photographs, sculpture, a short scene from a film, and objects of everyday life. Each of these objects will be analyzed for what it can tell us about the culture from which it comes and aboutthe various ways in which the visual and material culture of Stalinism can be “read” today. At the same time,
the relics chosen for analysis are emblematic of broader cultural tendencies of
the Stalinist period, so that when these “close readings” are put together a
larger, complex picture can emerge.

Roundtable participants:

Ekaterina Degot’ (Art History, European University, St. Petersburg, Russia)
Vladimir Paperny (Independent Scholar, Los Angeles)
Syrago Tsiara (Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece)
John E. Bowlt (Slavic, USC / IMRC)

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CfA: Asst Professor Position, METU, Department of

CfA: Asst Professor Position, METU, Department of International
Relations

MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (ANKARA, TURKEY), Department of International Relations seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level beginning in Fall Semester 2006. Applications should be received by 28 February 2006. Required: Ph.D. degree by date of hire and the ability to teach introductory courses in International Relations as well as advanced courses in one
of the following areas: International Law with particular emphasis on EU law; US politics and foreign policy; Far East and Southeast Asia; Middle East Politics.

Send letter of application, CV, transcript, and 3 references to: Professor Meliha Altunisik, Chair, Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University, 06531 Ankara, Turkey.

Applications will be evaluated by the Search Committee. Finalists will be asked to provide representative publications and/or written work and to successfully complete an interview and presentation judged by the department faculty.

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POLISH FORUM OF YOUNG DIPLOMATS IS LOOKING FOR PARTNERS

Dear Friends,

The Polish Forum of Young Diplomats is looking for partners.
Projest title: MULTICULTURALISM AND THE THREATS OF THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD
Time of reslisation; autumn 2006
Deadline for preliminary declarations: Monday, 31 January 2006 - to be sent by fax: +48 22 408-64-84.

Agata Szkiela
Chaiwoman of Asia and Pacific Group
The Polish Forum of Young Diplomats

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MADARSKO: Artists Residencies/Seminar, Csopak

13th International Artists Residencies/Seminar, Csopak, Hungary 2006 EXTENDED DEADLINE

Dates: May 22 - June 15, 2006; June 19 - July 13; July 17 - August 10, 2006

The HMC International Artists' Residencies offers visual artists four-week residencies in the month of May-June-July-August. The residency session concludes with Symposium/Seminar and a major exhibit at Balatonfured.

February 20/06: Last day to receive entry, slides, $35 application fee, and S.A.S.E.
February 25/06: Accepted/Rejected notification cards mailed.

Eligibility: Open to all professional artists (writers, painters, photographers....)

For more info and application form please contact us or visit our web site:
http://www.hungarian-multicultural-center.com

Email: bszechy@yahoo.com

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EACES Doctoral Award - best doctoral dissertation in economics

EACES Doctoral Award - best doctoral dissertation in economics of transition / comparative economic systems

EACES Doctoral Award -- EACES invites proposals for 'EACES award 2006' for the best doctoral dissertation in the fields of comparative economic systems and economics of transition. Further information is available at the EACES web (http://www.eaces.org). Enquiries may also be addressed to Professor Klaus Meyer, k.meyer@reading.ac.uk.

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2006.

Source: http://www.brighton.ac.uk/bbs/eaces/doctoral.shtml
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NEMECKO: Stipendium COPERNICUS

COPERNICUS Stipendium für ein Semester in Berlin/Hamburg/München

Du kannst dich bewerben, wenn Du
- ein Fach der Rechts-, Wirtschafts-, Sozial- oder Geisteswissenschaften
studierst,
- mindestens vier Semester in Deinem Heimatland absolviert hast, dabei
- gute bis sehr gute Leistungen erbracht hast sowie
- gute bis sehr gute Deutschkenntnisse nachweisen kannst und
- gesellschaftlich engagiert bist.

Das Stipendium umfasst
- ein viermonatiges Studium an einer Universität,
- ein zweimonatiges Praktikum in einer Firma oder Behörde,
- Unterbringung in einer Gastfamilie,
- Kosten für Hin- und Rückreise, Visum, öffentlichen Nahverkehr, Versicherung und
- ein monatliches Taschengeld

Programmbeginn:
01. April (Bewerbungsende 01.09. des Vorjahres) oder 01. Oktober (Bewerbungsende 01.03. des Jahres)

Bewerbungsunterlagen und weitere Informationen bekommst Du im Internet
unter: http://www.copernicus-stipendium.de per Post von:
COPERNICUS e.V.
Postfach 130261 (Mittelweg 11-12), 20102 Hamburg
Tel.: ++49/40/39 50 55 Fax: ++49/40/39 73 49
info@copernicus-stipendium.de
an Deiner Universität von: Vereine zur Förderung ost-, mittel- und
südosteuropäischer Studierender

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H-Net Academic Funding and Fellowships Announcements

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ITALIE: UNIDEE in Residence - International Program 2006 VII Edition

3 July - 31 October 2006
Deadline: 10 April 2006
www.cittadellarte.it/unidee

UNIDEE in Residence is an international program open to artists, professionals, students and graduates of various university faculties from any country in the world.

UNIDEE offers an experience unlike anything offered in any other university or academic program: a research-oriented practice that operates within each discipline and is directed towards the responsible transformation of society and the creative activation.

The UNIDEE programs are directed by Michelangelo Pistoletto. The course in residency include an active participation in meetings and seminars hold by experts and professors of various humanistic, scientific, economic, political, artistic and social disciplines.

The residents work individually or in groups to develop ideas and projects, working along creative lines pertinent to the following fields: Art, Communication, Ecology, Economics, Education, Work, Nutrition, Politics, Production, Science, Spirituality.

The work of the UNIDEE residents involves constant interaction with the offices of Cittadellarte, which put the program of responsible social transformation into effect through projects developed in conjunction with public and private institutions, companies, cultural bodies and economic and production structures.

All the events in the Cittadellarte program - exhibitions, conferences, performances and workshops - offer further opportunities for the residents to explore issues and develop ideas.

At the end of the residency, the ideas that have been generated are presented publicly at the UNIDEE in progress exhibition-event.

:: How to apply

A maximum of twenty residencies are available each year.

The residency lasts four months, from 3 July to 31 October.

The official language is English.
The Cittadellarte selection panel chooses candidates on the basis of their aptitude for developing projects relating to the aims of the University of Ideas.

Applicants are invited to send any material they consider pertinent to such an assessment: curriculum, documentation of previous work, one or more examples ( well-developed or developing during the residence) of projects that illustrate their approach to the theme of responsible social transformation.

A filled-in and signed application form must also be included with the material.

The overall estimated cost for each resident is 10,000 euros. Scholarship grants are available, total and partial cover . Anyone interested is invited to consult the website or to contact the organizing secretary for further information.

The sum includes:
- seminars during the residency
- attendance of the workshops
- technical and teaching assistance, visits and inspections
- participation in Cittadellarte activities
- board and lodging on the premises

UNIDEE 2006 is supported by:

Ermenegildo Zegna; Love Difference; A. M. Qattan Foundation; Universidad de
Antioquia; Inlaks Foundation; Snait ; Hangar; Provincia di Biella; Illy Caffe.

Apply now for a new grant awarded by UNESCO, Aschberg program for an artist coming from: Africa, Sud America, Medioriente, Est Europa, Asia, to participate a UNIDEE in residence 2007.
www.unesco.org/culture/aschberg

Applications must be submitted by 10 April 2006 (postal stamp) to the following address:

UNIDEE in Residence
Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto
Via Serralunga, 27
13900 Biella - Italia

tel. +39 015 0991462/471
fax +39 015 2522540
email: unidee@cittadellarte.it
www.cittadellarte.it/unidee

http: http://nno.ecn.cz/index.stm?apc=nF2xx2--&x=1340484

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Prix Ars Electronica 2006

International Competition for Cyberarts
The Prix Ars Electronica - International Competition for Cyberarts is being conducted for the 19th time in 2006. In addition to the classic categories-Interactive Art, Net Vision, Computer Animation / Visual Effects and Digital Musics-Digital Communities and [the next idea] Art and Technology Grant competition that debuted last year will be reprised.

Prix Ars Electronica 2006
Start of Online Submissions: January 10, 2006
Online Submission Deadline: March 17, 2006
Details about entering are available online only at
http://prixars.aec.at

Total Prize Money: 117,500 Euro
6 Golden Nicas
12 Awards of Distinction
Up to 12 Honorary Mentions in each category

For further information please contact Iris Mayr: info@prixars.aec.at

COMPUTERANIMATION / VISUAL EFFECTS
The "Computer Animation / Visual Effects" category has been part of the Prix Ars Electronica since its very inception. It recognizes excellence in independent work in the arts and sciences as well as in high-end commercial productions in the film, advertising and entertainment industries. In this category, artistic originality counts just as much as masterful technical achievement.

DIGITAL MUSICS
Contemporary digital sound productions from the broad spectrum of "electronica" come in for consideration in the "Digital Musics" category, as do works combining sound and media, computer compositions ranging from electro-acoustic to experimental music, or sound installations. This category's programmatic agenda is to expand horizons beyond the confines of individual genres and artistic currents.

INTERACTIVE ART
The "Interactive Art" category is dedicated to interactive works in all forms and formats, from installations to performances. Here, particular consideration is given to the realization of a powerful artistic concept through the especially appropriate use of technologies, the innovativeness of the interaction design, and the work's inherent potential to expand the human radius of action.

NET VISION
The "Net Vision" category singles out for recognition artistic projects in the Internet that display brilliance in how they have been engineered, designed and-especially-conceived, works that are outstanding with respect to innovation, interface design and the originality of their content. The way in which a work of net-based art deals with the online medium is essential in this category.

DIGITAL COMMUNITIES
This category focuses attention on the wide-ranging social impact of the Internet as well as on the latest developments in the fields of social software, mobile communications and wireless networks. "Digital Communities" spotlights bold and inspired innovations impacting human coexistence, bridging the geographical as well as gender-based digital divide, or creating outstanding social software and enhancing accessibility of technological-social infrastructure. This category showcases the political potential of digital and networked systems and is thus designed as a forum for the consideration of a broad spectrum of projects, programs, initiatives and phenomena in which social innovation is taking place, as it were, in real time. A Golden Nica, two Awards of Distinction and up to 12 Honorary Mentions will be awarded in the Digital Communities category in 2006.

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Art and Technology Grant
The aim of this grant focusing on the mutually enriching interplay of art and technology is to nurture concepts for the future that young thinkers are coming up with today. This category’Äôs target group includes interested persons throughout the world between the ages of 19 and 27, who have developed a not-yet-realized concept in the fields of media art, media design or media technology. The winner will receive a 7,500-euro grant and an invitation to spend a semester as scientific assistant and artist-in-residence at the Ars Electronica Futurelab.

Iris Mayr
Prix Ars Electronica | Project Manager

Ars Electronica Center Linz
Hauptstrasse 2
A-4040 Linz
Code: Prix

Tel. ++43.732.7272-74
Fax ++43.732.7272-676
info@prixars.aec.at
http://prixars.aec.at

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USA: International Undergraduate Scholarships at Morehead

International Undergraduate Scholarships at Morehead State University

Morehead State University offers international undergraduate scholarships to
qualified international undergraduate students in the amount of $5,000 annually. To be eligible students must meet all the international undergraduate admission requirements and must have a score of at least 20 on the ACT or 950 on the SAT.

MSU also offers Tuition Scholarship for Non-Residents to international undergraduate applicants. The value per year is: Waiver of non-resident tuition differential except for $250 per semester. To be eligible students must meet all the international undergraduate admission requirements and must have a score of at least 23 on the ACT or 1070 on the SAT.

Mandatory fees are added to the tuition and include activities fee, health fee, and computer fee. International students are not eligible for Tuition Assistance Grants or Alumni Awards.

No additional application is needed for the above-mentioned scholarship once the international undergraduate application is submitted.

For more info, please visit:
http://www.moreheadstate.edu/oie/index.aspx?id=6179

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USA: International Undergraduate Scholarship, Kent State

International Undergraduate Scholarship, Kent State University

The International Undergraduate Scholarship program is available to any nonimmigrant to the United States who is an incoming undergraduate student to Kent State University.

This merit-based scholarship may vary in amount awarded to the student. The
remaining portions of tuition, fees, room, board and other expenses are the
student's responsibility. Once an international student has received a financial award from this program it is renewable based upon renewal for 3 consecutive years or graduation, which ever comes first.

To apply complete the international undergraduate scholarship application provided below.

Any questions regarding this scholarship program should be directed to Ted McKown at tmckown@kent.edu.

DEADLINE: Priority will be given to scholarship applications received by February 15, 2006

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Summer 2006 Opportunities for All: Have fun travel while Helping

Dear Students, young people and Adults;

Kukaye Worldwide through its "Let's go to Africa(LGA)" project has great summer 2006 opportunities for all. These opportunities are open for all who would like to have fun travel while helping. Applications are open for all! to apply click

www.kukayeworldwide.org/lga/ or www.kukayeworldwide.org

Download the application form, fill it and return to kukayehq@yahoo.com

Sincerely

Titus Tossy
Founder and President
Kukaye Worldwide "ignite community spirit of participation"
www.kukayeworldwide.org

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Call for Evaluators - Learning Center Project Evaluation

Topic: Learning Center Project Evaluation

Position: Evaluator (contract position)

Duration: Approximately 2 months (February - March 2006)

Location: Dambovita County

Background:

Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership (the Partnership) is a non-profit charitable organization spearheaded by Discovery Communications, Inc. in 1997 as an effort to bring together partners from the private and public sectors in support of a unique, grassroots education and technology project serving populations left out of the information age. Through its Learning Center project, the Partnership provides a television and VCR (or DVD player) to each school, three years of training and monitoring in the use of television as an educational tool, and educational video programming customized for the needs of communities we work in. More information could be found at http://www.discoveryglobaled.org

The Partnership is seeking qualified individuals with expertise in program evaluation, specifically educational projects involving media and technology. Candidates must have expertise in participatory research methods (please see below for a detailed list of criteria). Working closely with the Partnership and its implementing partner in Romania, Center Education 2000+, the evaluator will use and if necessary adapt to the local context a set of evaluation instruments (developed by the Partnership) to assess the Learning Center project's impact on 6 schools in Dambovita County. The study will focus on the project's impact on three main areas: student learning and motivation, teachers' professional development, and school-community relationships.

Application procedure: Please submit an up-to-date curriculum vitae in English, a writing sample from recent research or program evaluation (3-4 pages max), a one page statement of interest outlining how you meet the position requirements and your interest/ background on issues of education, project and program evaluation.

Applications must e-mail their curriculum vitae (in standard European format), the writing sample, the statement of interest and the name of 2 referees to: Miruna Popa, mpopa@cedu.ro, Country Representative, indicating in the subject line "CALL FOR EVALUATORS"

Deadline for application: February 3, 2006, 18.00

Qualifications
Applicants must have:
Minimum 2 years experience in social research, involving participatory research methodology,
Minimum 2 years experience in project and program evaluations, preferably in educational projects with a media and technology focus,
Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills, especially in qualitative research,
Strong writing skills,
Written and oral fluency in English,
Knowledge of the Romanian educational system and policy
Academic degree in a relevant field (social sciences, education) - PhD strongly preferred,
The ability to work independently and in conjunction with a group of advisors at the Partnership and the Center, in a rural area
Available to start in February and finish the research no later than the end of March, beginning of April

Eligibility criteria:
Applications from Romanian nationals will be accepted.

Selection procedure:
Each application will be examined on the basis of the above selection criteria. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

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Jan 24, 2006

International Health Conference at Yale - Early Registration

Hi,

This conference may be of interest to many of you. Please also feel free to forward this message to anyone who may be interested in attending.

*International Health Conference at Yale University in April 2006 -
More Than 75 Speakers - Early Bird Registration Rate Through January! Unite For Sight Conference
*
*
When*: April 1-2, 2006
*Where*: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
*Theme*: "Empowering Communities to Bridge Health Divides"
*Who should attend?* Anyone interested in children's health, women's health, medicine, health education, health promotion, public health, international health, international service, eye care, nonprofits, or microenterprise
*Conference Goal:* To empower conference attendees to identify health needs and to develop solutions to improve access to care for the medically underserved
*How to Register - Early Bird Registration!*
http://www.uniteforsight.org/2006_annual_conference.php
*Early Bird Registration Rate:* $35 student rate; $50 for all others
**Rate increases after January*
*_
A Few of the Scheduled Presentations
*_Keynote Address_*
Environment, Behavior, and Health: Societies Matter," Al Sommer, MD, MHS
*
_Global Health in Discussion_*
"Global Health Governance in a Time of Rapid Change: Opportunities and Concerns, Derek Yach, MBChB, MPH
"Millenium Development Goals," Josh Ruxin, MPH, PhD "Community Approaches to Achieve Global Health Goals," Jacob Kumaresan, MD, MPH, DrPH
"Workforce Development - The Foundation For Global Health Gains," Bjorg Palsdottir, MPA
"Health as a Bridge to Peace," Paula Gutlove, DMD
"Medical Diplomacy: Lessons Learned From The U.S.N.S. Mercy/HOPE Partnership, Banda Aceh and Nias Island, Indonesia," John P. Howe, MD
"War Hospital: A True Story of Surgery and Survival," Sheri Fink, MD, PhD
"Teaching the Teachers: Empowering Refugee Communities Through School-Based Education," Valda Ford, MPH, MS, RN
"Overcoming Inequalities in Healthcare Infrastructure: Models for the Future," Sanjay Basu, MD Candidate
"Germs of Progress: Schistosomiasis in Senegal and the Ethics, Politics and Economics of International Health, Research, and Development," Kohar Jones, MD
"Philosophies of Care - Empowering Communities," Cliff O'Callahan, MD, PhD
"The Corporation/Community Health Interface in Africa," Rebecca Hardin, PhD
"Diagnosing Severe Malaria - Translating Scientific Advances to Rural Communities," Richard Bucala, MD, PhD
"Workshop: Applying For International Development Jobs," Patrick Shields, Global Recruitment Specialists

*_Women's and Children's Health_*
"Women's Health: A Global Overview," Allan Rosenfield, MD
"Love, Labor, Loss - Film on Obstetric Fistula," Lisa Russell, MPH, Filmaker
"Strenghtening Community Capacity for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health," Charles MacCormack
"The Challenges of Pediatric AIDS in Africa - A Lesson in Hope and Humanity," Shaffiq Essajee, BMBCh
"Is Women's Health a Human Right?" Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS "Child Health and the Orphan Crisis in Rwanda," Dai Ellis, JD Candidate, Co-Director of Orphans of Rwanda
"Descriptive Analaysis of Women's Status at Buduburam Refugee Settlement, Ghana," Rena Patel, MPhil, BA, MD Candidate
"Preventing and Managing Obstetric Fistula in East Africa: Lessons From Ethiopia and Tanzania," Toyin Ajayi, MD Candidate

*_Global Eye Care_*
"Update on Vision2020: The Right To Sight," Louis Pizzarello, MD
"Once I Was Blind...The Challenges of Eye Care in Ghana," James Clarke, MD
"Barriers to Vision2020 in Tamale, Ghana," Seth Wanye, MD
"Eye Care in Chennai, India," T. Senthil, MBBS
"An Eye Opener in Chennai, India - A Unite For Sight Film"
"What is Glaucoma?" Robert Ritch, MD
"Glaucoma Care in West Africa: The Ghana Experience," Leon W. Herndon, MD
"Glaucoma Screening in a High Risk Population of New Haven," Bruce Shields, MD
"The EyeCare America Glaucoma EyeCare Program: Improving Health for the Medically Underserved in the US," Martin Wand, MD
"Volunteerism and Glaucoma Screenings," Roger W. Martin, Allergan/Lumigan Glaucoma Screening Activist
"Gender Disparities in Blindness and Visual Impairment," Ilene Gipson, PhD
"Barriers to Eye Care: Results of Qualitative Research," Robert L. Alexander Jr, MPH, PhD
"Community Strategies To Improve Eye Care," Satya B. Verma, OD, FAAO
"Health Care in Zambia Through the Eyes of an American Ophthalmologist," Thomas Beggins, MD
"Strengths and Challenges of Mobile Eye Surgery Delivery in Rural Kenya," Sam Powdrill, PA, SPA
"Eyes, AIDS, and Africa," Thomas J. Beggins, MD
"Strategic Planning for Trachoma Control in Nine Endemic Countries," A. Sam-Abbenyi, MD, MSc
"Challenges and Successes of Surgical Eye Care in Africa," Cathy Schanzer, MD
"Building the Future of International Ophthalmology: SEE
International/George Washington University International Residency Program Model," Harry S. Brown, MD
"Global Health at the Community Level - Eye Health As Part of Improved Public Health Outreach," Nora Groce, PhD
"Social Entrepreneurship and Presbyopia," Jordan Kassalow, OD, MPH
"Epidemiological Trends of Ophthalmological Diseases in Rural India, Ujjwal P. Ramtekkar, MBBS
"Infinite Vision - The Story of Dr. V(enkatswamy) and the Aravind Eye Care System," Pavithra Krishnan
"High Volume Cataract Surgery at Aravind Eye Hospital - Film"
"Kalinga Eye Hospital in India - A Film"
"Christian Blind Mission International (CBMI) and Oncho Control in Nigeria," Jeffrey Watson, MS
"Sustainable Surgical Eye Care Delivery," Victoria Sheffield and John Barrows, MPH
"The Technology of Partnership for Program Impact," Suzanne S. Gilbert, PhD, MPH
"Mobile Eye Services in the Indian Himalaya," Keith Tauro
"Public-Private Partnership as a Strategy for Addressing Global Health Issues: Lessons Learned From The Mectizan Donation Program," Brenda Colatrella
"WCO Fellowship With The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in the Karenni Refugee Camp - The Karenni R.A.R.E. Study," Derek Mladenovich, OD,
"Blindness Prevention in Africa: A Development Perspective," Kovin Naidoo, BSc, BOptomOD, MPH
"Lok Swasthya Sewa, a Model Health Cooperative in Ahmedabad, India," Chirag Shah, MD, MPH
"Determinants of Compliance with Spectacle Wear in School-Aged Mexical Children," Nathan Congdon, MD, MPH
"How Can We Correct Vision For Very Large and Under-Served Populations - A Possible Approach Using A New Technology," Joshua Silver, PhD
"Community-Based, Self-Sustaining, Easy-to-Replicate InFOCUS Vision Stations: Helping To Meet an Increasing Need for Primary Vision Care, Head-On," Ian Berger, MD, MPH, DrPH
"Community Ophthalmology Needs in Bihar, India," Anna Cooper, MPH Candidate
"From Eye Charts to Eye Clinics: Building Community Health Infrastructure," Sachin Jain, MD, MPH Candidate
"A Vision of Possibilities: Merging Clinical and Public Health Perspectives in Ocular Health," Rohit Ramchandani, MPH
"Glaucoma at Buduburam Refugee Camp in Ghana," Sally Ong
"The Life of a Refugee - Education, Health Care, and Other Things That Are Missing," Julie Harris, PhD
"Eye Health Among Internally Displaced Persons in Northern Uganda: Restoring the Lost Hopes, Kenneth Daniel, MD Candidate
"Peace Pals Education Network in Sierra Leone," Alex P. Columbis and Sarah Davies, Peace Pals Education Network, Sierra Leone
"River Blindness in Taiama, Sierra Leone," Beth Dickinson
"Biomedical Photojournalism: Documenting International Eye Care with your Digital Camera," Patrick J. Saine, M.Ed., CRA

*_Vision and Clinical Research_*
"Advances in Corneal Transplantation," Shachar Tauber, MD
"Nutritional Factors in the Development of Cataracts," Heskel M. Haddad, MD
"The Ethics Behind Clinical Research in Developing Nations," Matthew D. Paul, MD

*_Community-Based Healthcare_*
"Small Initiatives With Big Vision: Working With Communities to Change How They Address Healthcare," Viviana Renella
"Fonkoze: Providing Financial and Educational Services to Haiti's Poor," Sharmi Sobhan and Anne Hastings, PhD
"A Study of the Incidence of Caries in Rural Guatemala," Phillip Plunk, DDS, FADI
*
_Cultural Competency_*
"Lessons from the Camps: Why You Should Not Hug The Monk And Other Faux Pas," Valda Ford, MPH, MS, RN
_Complete schedule can be seen at
http://www.uniteforsight.org/2006_annual_conference.php_***

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Jan 22, 2006

Call for Partners Training Course on Gender Discrimination

Dear friends,

Please find the open call for partners for a Training Course (Action 5) on Gender Discrimination by AEGEE-Ankara. We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic youth NGO's as our partner for Training Course to take place in Ankara, Turkey in June 2006.

For those of you who are interested to join us please send the Part III Partnership form until 23rd January 2006 to the fax number +90-312-2103625

Warm regards,

Ethemcan Turhan
Director of External Relations
AEGEE-Ankara
eturhan@aegee-ankara.org

Ugur Gocen
European Institutions' Responsible
AEGEE-Ankara
ugocen@aegee-ankara.org

AEGEE-Ankara
Tel/fax: +90-312-2103625
Web: http://www.aegee-ankara.org

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Call for Partners-Cameroon-Europe Youth Exchange Programme

The Cameroon -Europe youth exchange programme provides mobility to young Europeans who would like to visit Cameroon where they will share ideas and best practices, build their capacities through skill building and leadership, and engage in the development of youth partnerships. They will discuss and develop effective youth-friendly strategies for some of the important issues youth face throughout the world- issues such as HIV/AIDS, environment, peace building and economic development. They also have the opportunity to learn and speak English and French as second language and explore the rich culture of Cameroon through visits to three major cities.

The ten day program will take place from 24 April-3 May 2006 and the cost is 700 Euro.

The Cameroon-Europe youth programme is sponsored by the Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child (CAPEC). Since its inception in 2002, the organization has been working with children/youths, parents, Government bodies and intergovernmental bodies in the promotion of youth affairs. It works to identify the need of youths especially the rural youths, the underprivileged through participatory approach.

Partnerships for the programme are welcomed.

Further information and the application form are attached.

Please contact us at capecam2001@yahoo.com with further questions.

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