Jan 30, 2008

First Step, Synergy training, April Romania

“Discovering unlimited possibilities in You(th)”
Vatra Dornei, 6-13 April 2008, Synergy Romania
Vatra Dornei, Romania

In this intercultural exchange and personal development training, the participants will work mainly on their personal development and skills as youth leaders. The programme will take place in one of the most beautiful tourist resorts of Romanian mountains-Vatra Dornei.

The training will give you the possibility to have memorable learning experiences based on progressive education methods (adventure, experiential, peer and intercultural learning). Through exciting and challenging tasks (outdoor adventure, workshops, consensus building assignments, sports exercises) we will learn to be more tolerant, and to create success, while enjoying life being also disseminators of the core European values.

Activity days: 6th April 2008- 13th April 2008
Title: First Step, Synergy Group Training
Who can apply: any young person, aged between 18 and 28, from the participating countries

Goals: Develop leadership skills while experiencing tolerance and European values
Participant countries: Italy, Netherlands, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Romania
Deadline: Application before 1st of March, 2008

Selection: as selection criteria are fulfilled like written in application form we use a chronological system of selection. (in order of receiving applications)
Date: Arrival date: 5nd of April, 2008 during the whole day
Start of the program: 6rd of April, 2008 at 10.00
Departure day: 14th of April 2008, before 10.00
In total there are 8 working days.

If you want to arrive earlier or leave later and you need accommodation contact us before the training, so that we can help you to find a place to stay.
Organizer details for this training: Ovidiu Cocieru synergy_romania@ yahoo.com
Phone: 0040 741 459227

To get the Application Form, please send a mail to synergy_romania@ yahoo.com

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Concursul „Hunger Bytes”

Programul mondial ONU pentru alimentatie (WFP) face apel la studenti si alti actori interesati sa-si utilizeze creativitatea pentru cresterea gradului de constientizare cu privire la foamete prin intermediul unui concurs international unic numit "Hunger Bytes". Concursul implica realizarea unui scurt film video despre lupta impotriva foametei la nivel mondial. Pentru a intra in concurs, clipurile video se trimit la WFP. Cele mai reusite cinci clipuri, cu o lungime intre 30 si 60 de secunde, vor fi
apoi lansate pe web prin intermediul YouTube. Participantii isi pot mari sansele de castig trimitand link-ul la prieteni si pe alte comunitati online.

Clipul video cel mai vizionat pana la Ziua Mondiala a Alimentatiei, pe 16 octombrie 2008, va fi declarat castigator.

Pentru mai multe informatii, viziteaza:
http://www.wfp. org/english/ ?ModuleID= 137&Key=2698

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CURS: British Council - Leadership Educational / Managementul Evenimentelor

In perioada 2-3 februarie, intre orele 9.00 si 17.00, British Council organizeaza la sediul sau din Bucuresti un nou curs de Leadership Educational in limba romana, adresat cadrelor didactice de toate specialitatile. Cursantii vor avea ocazia sa invete intr-o maniera interactiva despre modele de leadership, inteligenta emotionala si relatia lider-organizatie. Taxa de curs este 250 lei si include cartea cursului.

In perioada 4-5 februarie, intre orele 9.00 si 14.00, British Council organizeaza cursul de Managementul Evenimentelor, care va avea loc la Colegiul National Bilingv George Cosbuc din Capitala (strada Olari, sector 2). Cursul este adresat cadrelor didactice de toate specialitatile si se va desfasura in limba romana. In cadrul acestui curs interactiv, cursantii vor invata cum se planifica si gestioneaza un eveniment de succes in sfera educationala. Taxa de curs este 250 lei si include brosura cursului.

Pentru inscrieri, persoane de contact:
Monica Ralea, Projects Manager - English Language
e-mail: monica.ralea@ britishcouncil. ro
tel: 0724-320692

sau
Cristiana Faur, profesor de limba engleza
e-mail: faurc@yahoo. com
tel: 0721-140127

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Conference: Kansas City Arthropod Genomics, Apr 11-13

SYMPOSIUM: NEW INSIGHTS FROM ARTHROPOD GENOMES April 11-13, 2008, in Kansas City Registration is now open to attend the 2nd Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium, April 11 - 13, 2008, in Kansas City. A brochure and complete information with links for registration and hotel reservations can be downloaded at www.ksu.edu/ agc/symposium. shtml.

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM: The main symposium sessions will take place on Friday-Saturday, April 11-12. Speakers will present new insights from genomic approaches in arthropods and describe the development of tools for genomic analysis. Optional
workshops are scheduled for Thursday and Friday evenings. An evening of jazz and KC barbeque is planned for Saturday night. On Sunday morning, participate in a roundtable discussion with the ArthropodBase Consortium. Activities will conclude by noon on Sunday.

FEATURED SPEAKERS: John Kenneth Colbourne, Indiana University, Preservation, expansion and invention of crustacean genes with reference to insect genomes. Christine G. Elsik, Georgetown University, Unusual base composition of the honey bee
genome. Sarjeet S. Gill, University of California, Riverside, Mosquito midgut interactions with bacterial toxins. Catherine A. Hill, Purdue University, Tick genome organization and evolution. Thomas Kaufman, Indiana University, The latest news from CNN: What the 12 sequenced Drosophila genomes have told us about rapidly evolving genes and positive selection. J. Robert Manak, University of Iowa, Empirical annotation of arthropod genomes using tiled genomic microarrays. Subbaratnam Muthukrishnan, Kansas State University, Functional genomics of insect
chitin metabolism. Hugh M. Robertson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,

What we've learned about the insect chemoreceptors from arthropod genome projects. Bruce R. Schatz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BeeSpace: Interactive functional analysis of arthropod genomic data. Jeff Stuart, Purdue University, Avirulence, sex determination, and a physical map of the Hessian fly genome. Judy Willis, University of Georgia, Insect cuticular proteins: Annotation, proteomics,
expression, evolution. Evgeny Zdobnov, University of Geneva, Medical School, Switzerland, A comparative perspective on insect genomes.

POSTER SESSIONS: There will be two poster sessions, limited to first 150 abstracts received before Friday, February 29. A few platform presentations will be chosen from submitted poster abstracts.

WORKSHOPS AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: On Thursday evening, a workshop on "Community
Contributions to Genome Annotation" will feature a presentation on use of the Apollo Genome Annotation Curation Tool by Dr. Chris Elsik (BeeBase). On Friday evening, Dave Clements (NESCent) and Scott Cain (CSHL) will lead a workshop, "Chado Databases and Integration with GMOD Tools." Throughout the meeting, arthropod genome database and bioinformatics tool developers will be available for individual training. On Sunday morning, participate in a roundtable discussion led by members of the ArthropodBase Consortium regarding the generation of integrated arthropod genome
databases and tools for genome analysis, and community curation. Symposium attendees are invited to participate in these additional events.

VENUE: The symposium will take place at the historic Muehlebach Hotel (operated by Marriott) in downtown Kansas City. KANSAS CITY JAZZ AND BARBEQUE: Participants are encouraged to stay Saturday night for an optional evening of jazz and KC barbeque in the historic 18th and Vine district.

REGISTRATION: The registration fee will be $275 ($150 for graduate and
undergraduate students), and will include a welcome reception Thursday evening, breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday, and light refreshments at the Friday poster session. Additional fees apply for the Apollo Workshop Thursday evening and Saturday night dinner.

INFORMATION: Contact Doris Merrill at dmerrill@k-state. edu or 785-532-3482. To receive future Symposium announcements, send your contact information to
dmerrill@k-state. edu.

SYMPOSIUM WEBSITE: www.k-state. edu/agc/symposium.shtml DEADLINES: February 29, 2008 - Poster abstracts (limited to first 150 received) February 29, 2008 - Early registration March 20, 2008 - Hotel reservations Please share this announcement with colleagues and students!

SYMPOSIUM FUNDING: Symposium funding provided by the Center for Genomic Studies on Arthropods Affecting Human, Animal and Plant Health with support from Targeted Excellence at Kansas State University. Susan J. Brown, Professor Director, Center for Genomic Studies on Arthropods Affecting Human, Animal and Plant Health by Doris Merrill, Program Coordinator K-State Arthropod Genomics Center Division of Biology, Kansas State University 116 Ackert Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-4901 (785) 532-
3482, dmerrill@k-state. edu www.k-state. edu/agc dmerrill@ksu. edu

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Postdoc: EAWAG Switzerland Plankton Community Evolution

Eawag is the Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology, a Swiss-based and internationally operating aquatic research institute within the ETH domain. The Department Aquatic Ecology (group of Bas Ibelings) seeks for a Postdoc in plankton community evolution

The Postdoc will work on a 3 year project in which long term continuous data on
phytoplankton abundance and diversity are collected in lake ecosystems (using in situ scanning flowcytometry) and studied for patterns in community assembly. The role of ecological assortment and trait evolution on phylogenetic clustering / overdispersion will be studied.

The study forms a basis for better understanding the impact of climate change on
lakes in (pre)Alpine regions. For this, directly from Eawag financed project, we are looking for a highly motivated candidate. The ideal candidate has modeling and good statistical skills and a demonstrable interest in plankton ecology and evolution. We offer a stimulating research environment in a lively and social institute in Kastanienbaum (near Luzern), where several other evolutionary and ecologically oriented aquatic research groups are based.

The position will be for a period of three years, and may start from May 2008 onwards. A PhD degree in biology or related subject is necessary for admission. The working language in the group is English. The project is a collaborative effort between different departments in Eawag. Amongst others a close collaboration with the group of Prof. Reichert (Department of System Analysis, Integrated Assessment
and Modeling) on further development of biogeochemical lake models is foreseen. Part of the work will be done in the Netherlands (Group of Prof. Jef Huisman) where the phytoplankton field dataset will be analyzed for chaotic patterns.

Transfer of the knowledge (e.g. on innovative monitoring techniques) to stakeholders like the Swiss Cantons is a relevant part of the final stages of the project. Applications should include a letter of interest with a description of pertinent experience, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, the names (with e-mail address) of two potential reviewers, and copies of the certificates of academic qualifications.

Please submit your application by 1 March 2008 as one PDF file to Sandra Isenring, Eawag, Human Resources Department: recruiting@eawag. ch, indicating reference number 084402 For further information, consult http://www.eawag.ch or contact Bas Ibelings (Tel + 41 41 349 2174), bas.ibelings@ eawag.ch Bas.Ibelings@ eawag.ch

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Postdoc: Russia Salmon Parasite Evolutionary Genetics

Title- Russian speaking post-doctoral/ PhD student position in salmon parasite evolutionary genetics A position is available for up to 2.5 years to work as part of a collaborative project aimed at understanding the molecular and ecological mechanisms that have contributed to evolution of Gyrodactylus parasite resistance in Atlantic salmon populations of the Karelian republic in Russia.

Our earlier research has demonstrated that a remarkable feature of this host-parasite system is that there is a gradient of parasite tolerance which mirrors the phylogeography of Atlantic salmon:

The freshwater salmon of Karelia (in Lakes Onega and Ladoga) have the longest common history with the parasite and have evolved almost complete immunological resistance.

The project consortium includes research groups in Finland (Prof. Craig Primmer at the University of Turku: http://users.utu.fi/ primmer ; Prof. Jaakko Lumme at the University of Oulu: http://cc.oulu. fi/~jlumme/ ) and Russia (Dr. Alexei Veselov at the Karelian Research Center: http://ib.krc. karelia.ru/ ). The successful applicant should be able to communicate fluently in both English and Russian and have a strong background in evolutionary genetics and/or fish parasitology plus an interest in multi-disciplinary research on these topics.

The successful applicant would be expected to spend extended periods of time in each of the research groups as well as in the field in northwest Russia. Informal inquires and applications. Applications in BOTH English and Russian should be emailed as pdf attachments to Craig Primmer (craig.primmer@ utu.fi) and should include a full CV and publication list, a free-form letter indicating current research interests and motivation for applying for the position and names and contact details of at least two referees.

Prospective post docs should also include a statement of previous research and supervision experience and prospective PhD students should send a formal university document outlining courses taken during their degree. Review of applications will commence on 15.2 with the preferred starting date being April 2008. The salary range is approximately 2350-2600 EUR per month for post-docs and 1730-2050 for PhD students, depending on the level of previous experience of the candidate.

Relevant project publications: Kuusela, J. Zie;tara, M. S. and Lumme J (2007) Hybrid origin of Baltic salmon-specific parasite Gyrodactylus salaris: a model for speciation by host switch for hemiclonal organisms Molecular Ecology 16: 5234-5245 Tonteri, A., Veselov, A.Je. Titov, S., I., Lumme, J. and Primmer, G.R. (2007) The effect of migratory behaviour on genetic diversity and population divergence: a comparison of anadromous and freshwater Atlantic salmon Salmo salar. Journal of Fish Biology 70: 381-398 Vasemägi A, Nilsson J and Primmer CR (2005) Expressed sequence tag (EST) linked microsatellites as a source of gene associated polymorphisms for detecting signatures of divergent selection in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.). Molecular Biology and Evolution 22: 1067-1076 Zie;tara, M. S., Kuusela, J., Veselov, A. and J. Lumme (2008).

Molecular faunistics of accidental infections of Gyrodactylus Nordmann, 1832 (Monogenea) parasitic on salmon Salmo salar L. and brown trout Salmo trutta L. in NW Russia . Systematic Parasitology 69: 123-135. -- Craig Primmer Professor of Genetics Division of Genetics and Physiology Department of Biology (Vesilinnantie 5) 20014 University of Turku FINLAND tel. +358 2 333 5571 fax. +358 2 333 6680 craig.primmer@ utu.fi http://users. utu.fi/primmer Craig Primmer

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WORKSHOP: "Migration Policy and Narratives of Societal Steering"

The Universities of Edinburgh and Sheffield are convening a series of workshops on "Migration Policy and Narratives of Societal Steering", funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council.

The seminar series seeks to map 'narratives of societal steering' in migration policy: the norms and beliefs espoused by policy-makers about the societal impacts of their policy interventions. The seminars bring together policy-makers, practitioners and researchers to analyse and interpret different narratives of societal steering in three areas: migration control, immigrant integration, and relations with countries of origin/transit. Of particular interest is how policy makers absorb and apply knowledge produced at different sites (in the administration,
research, voluntary sector or media) to develop narratives about the impacts of their policies on processes of migration control and socio-cultural integration.

The second workshop will be held on Friday 14th March 2008 at Sheffield University. The theme will be 'Narratives of societal steering to promote integration and inclusion'. It will explore beliefs about how state interventions influence acculturation and the internalisation of host society norms on the part of immigrants and ethnic minority groups.

It will focus on recent UK and European policies to make naturalization conditional on language or citizenship tests; as well as policies to prevent radicalization within the Muslim community. The seminar will explore discourse on socio-cultural integration within the media and policy communities in the UK, comparing these to discourses in Germany, France, Sweden, and at EU level. Of especial interest is how far states have adopted populist narratives about societal interventions, in order
to respond to public anxieties about identity and security.

We invite proposals for papers on the following themes:
* Policy paradigms, conceptualisations, or discourse in the UK and Europe regarding the impact of legislation and programmes on integration and inclusion
* Patterns of knowledge utilisation within the Home Office/other departments dealing with integration and inclusion
* Media, think tank, academic or NGO constructions of the impact of policy on integration and inclusion
* Comparisons between narratives in the UK and in other countries (especially in the EU and North America)

Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words to Andrew Geddes (A.Geddes@sheffield. ac.uk). The deadline for proposals is Friday 8th February.

Travel and accommodation costs for paper givers will be covered by the organisers. Some funding is also available to support the participation of PhD students.

For more information on the Seminar Series, see:
http://www.pol. ed.ac.uk/ migration/ events/esrc_ seminars

With best regards,

Andrew Geddes
University of Sheffield
http://www.shef. ac.uk/politics/ staff/andrewgedd es.html

and

Christina Boswell
University of Edinburgh
http://www.sps. ed.ac.uk/ staff/politics/ boswell_christin a

Murad Ismayilov
Instructor
School of International Relations
Department of International Relations
& International Law
Baku State University
Tel: (+99412) 4484825
Mob: (+99450) 3273393
E-mail: imurad_az@yahoo. com
imuradaz@gmail. com

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CfA: URGENT CALL FOR WESTERN BALKAN IMRD CONDIDATES

Dear friends

Our chairgroup is participating in an international Master for rural development (see www.imrd.UGent. be ) . The students who register for the master programme have european scholarships. Some of these scholarships are specified for specific countries. One of them is specific for the Western Balkan countries, but so far nobody applies (see message below). In case you know of anybody who might be interested, adn are at the level of starting MSc -students, please let them know this
opportunity and ask them to contact Jan Schakel of our university. If you have anymore questions, please contact him as well.

Dear All,

As a result of the Call for Erasmus Mundus Scholarship applications for Third Country students for Academic Year 2008, we have now received more than 380 applications

Unfortunately *none* of the applicants is from a Western Balkan Country i.e. Croatia (HR), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA), Serbia and Montenegro (CS), the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MK) and Albania (AL).

Yet we still have a vacant scholarship in the framework of our IMRD Western Balkan Window and it would of course be a pity not to use it.

Should you know of any suitable candidates please do let us know.

In such a case we will gladly *extend the application deadline until the 15**th** of February.*

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Call for Works: Design-en-Scene

DESIGN CINEMA 2008
‘Design-en-scè ne’

3rd International Design and Cinema Conference
19-22 November, 2008
Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture
http://www.designci nema2008. org

CALL FOR WORKS
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2008

THEME
Third International Design and Cinema Conference (Design Cinema 2008) will be held on November 19-22, 2008 in Istanbul, Turkey. The meeting, themed as design-en-scè ne, is organized with the intention that scholars and practitioners will come together for interrogating the role and kinds of designed environments and their production that expand our experiences. We seek to bring to the front through this conference one of the ongoing discussions, in terms of potentials originating from design-cinema relations: representation and realization of the designed setting with
reference to theory, tools, and practices. The topics fall under three categories:

Real
Designing of objects and environments
Experience of designed objects and environments
Hyper-real
Manipulation of the real
Blurring of the real
Virtual
Creation of a parallel universe
Implementation
Hybrid existences

CALL FOR WORKS
Since both design and cinema disciplines have physical outcomes, Design Cinema 2008 would like to bring practices, researches and creative outputs together under the ‘works exhibition’ and create a rich and provoking platform during the conference.

We are open to all artists, designers, scientists, professionals, amateurs and students around the world working in various categories to share their works with us.

WORKS CATEGORIES
Design Cinema 2008 offers to participants various categories for submitting their works. This enables the jury to make comparisons when evaluating the wide range of proposals submitted to the conference. Categories are as follows (but not limited to):

Share your Creativity
Artworks, creative and artistic projects, applications, performances, practices, etc.

Share your Production
Documentation of any kind that belong to categories of artistic productions, sets, props, costumes, behind the scenes, etc..

Share your Know-how
Unique, ingenious, inspiring, informative solutions, methods, motivations, etc.

Share your Research and/or Concept
Work that is ongoing or finalized; impressive concepts, implementations, tools, and applications, workflows, etc.

Share your Cross-border Journey
Works that exceed more than one field or domain of research.

Please note that each work should relate to the theme and may fall under more than one category.

PRESENTATION FORMATS
Design Cinema 2008 welcomes submissions of work that can be presented at the conference in the formats below.

Film & Video; Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Animation as Short/Medium/ Feature Film Digital Media Presentations; Interactive media, Video games, WWW, CGI, etc. 2-D; Frameable Image, Artwork. Poster; Frameable imges of results and findings following a scheduled poster session. Installation; Stand-alone setup / object for an audience that can include various media. Performance; Live attractions featuring music and/or dance within an ambience. Demo; Non-commerical presentations in various media that exhibit latest research ouputs, protoypes, interfaces. Panel; Discussion followed by a Q&A on an established topic.

IMPORTANT DATES

30 June 2008 Deadline for works
30 July 2008 Notification of accepted works
30 September 2008 Submission of final works
30 October 2008 Deadline for Registration (check our website for more information)
19-22 November 2008 Conference

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS & GUIDELINES
Design Cinema 2008 Works will be held as a juried exhibition and open to all artists, designers, scientists, professionals, amateurs, students, designers around the world working in various categories to share their works that are related to the conference theme. Works must be original in concept and design. Only works selected by the Jurors will be exhibited.

Submissions should include;
• Completed entry form (available on the conference website:
http://www.designci nema2008. org )
• Additional descriptive materials are compulsory. Images should be in jpeg format. All the digital video/presentation formats are accepted (avi, mpeg, mov, powerpoint, etc.) but VHS cassettes are not acceptable. DVDs or CDs should be compatible with both MAC and PC. All the images and movies should have an acceptable resolution level otherwise they won’t be taken into consideration. Please include all the detailed and technical information and descriptive visual material of the works (duration, materials, equipment, dimensions, installation method and etc...) If it is
a work that is exhibited before, please include all the information and visual documentation of past exhibitions. If you are applying with a performance proposal, a detailed description of the performance that is supported by images and videos is compulsory.

• Application fee: 25 Euros. (See conference website for transaction details.)

Note that these materials will not be returned to you unless a self-addressed stamped envelope or packaging is provided. Please remember that limited installation space is available.

The production and installation costs of the selected works belong to the owners of the works. Design Cinema 2008 Works team may provide additional support depending on the available resources and facilities.

Please visit the conference website for more information. http://www.designci nema2008. org

Send your proposals electronically to work@designcinema20 08.org or physically to

Ayhan ENSICI
I.T.U. Mimarlik Fakultesi
Taskisla Kampusu
Taskisla Cad. Taksim / Istanbul
34437 TURKEY

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Quaker United Nations Summer School

Quaker United Nations Summer School

6th July - 18th July 2008, Geneva

For people with an active interest in international affairs.

Would you like to study the UN at first hand?

Do you want to meet people from all over the world?

The Summer School aims to provide an introduction to the work of the United Nations. In previous years it has been especially attractive to people who have recently completed higher education studies.

Application packs available from www.quaker.org. uk or from Helen Bradford (QUNSS), QPSW, Friends House, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ. Email: helenb@quaker. org.uk

Deadline for applications - 17th March 2008

Mariana Nicuta
Center for Interdisciplinary
Postgraduate Studies
Zmaja od Bosne 8
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
web: www.cps.edu. ba
e-mail: mariana@cps. edu.ba
phone/fax: +387 33 668 683

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Call-for-Papers: Human Rights, Individualism & Globalization

CALL FOR PAPERS
International & Interdisciplinary Conference
HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUALISM & GLOBALIZATION
April 10-12, 2008, Sponsored by the Center for Spirituality, Ethics & Global Awarenes
And the Bethany College School of Arts & Sciences, Bethany College, West Virginia

Suggested Topics

* Cultural Narcissism
* Alienable vs. Inalienable Human Rights
* Documenting Human Rights Abuse
* The Law & Practice of Human Rights
* Abolition of Slave Trade
* Refugees & Forced Migration
* Nationalism & Ethnicity
* Diplomacy & Human Rights
* Human Rights & Religious Expression
* Communications of Terror
* Human Rights & Globalization
* Democracy
* Political Rights & Human Rights
* Democracy & Political Activism
* NGOS & Political Rights
* Rights of Women
* Rights of Children

Please send a 150 word abstract to HumanRightsProposal @ideologiesofwar .com

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACT: FEBRUARY 29, 2008.

For additional information about the conference go to:
http://www.bethanyw v.edu/internatio nalconferences

Conference Organizer: Dr. Chandana Chakrabarti, Professor of Philosophy
Director, Center for Spirituality, Ethics & Global Awareness: 304-829-7525

* Human Rights & Diversity in the Workplace
* Human Rights & Labor Exploitation
* Human Rights & the Environment
* War Crimes & Terror
* Transnational Politics & Globalization
* Gandhi's' view on Globalization
* Poverty & Globalization
* Globalization as a Sophisticated Form of Colonization
* Outsourcing
* Capitalism & Worker's Union
* Anti-terrorists Measures & International Human Rights
* Gangs
* Violence Crime & Security
* Racism & the Multicultural Self
* Social Responsibility & Labor Rights
* Objectivist Framework of Individualism
* Privacy Rights & Communication Technology

Selected papers from the conference will be published.

There will also be an undergraduate research paper competition. Please encourage your students to join the competition. There will be an aware for the best undergraduate paper.

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Scholarships for International Students at Seattle Central

Seattle Central offers scholarships to both NEW & CURRENT international students. We encourage all students to apply for scholarships. If you currently have students enrolled or in the process of enrolling at Seattle Central, please remind them to apply. More than $100,000 is available this year and applying has never been so easy, so don’t miss these great opportunities:

New students: Achievement scholarships - $250 to $1500 awards
Campus Work Experience scholarships - up to $5700 over 3 quarters
Current students: Merit scholarships - $1000 to $2500 awards
Campus Work Experience scholarships - up to $5700 over 3 quarters
Leaders among leaders scholarships - $500 awards

For more information about requirements & eligibility and to download our application forms, please visit: http://seattlecentr al.edu/internati onal/adminschola rships.shtml

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us:
a.. For questions related to admission, study programs, immigration, I-20s, please email our advisors at iepsccc@sccd. ctc.edu
b.. For questions related to Marketing, please email Leslie Aest at Laest@sccd.ctc. edu
c.. For questions related to Scholarships, please email Johan Francois at jafrancois@sccd. ctc.edu
d.. If your students have general questions related to academics, life on campus and in Seattle, please contact one of our current students at askastudent@ sccd.ctc. edu (questions in English only). More infomation about the Seattle Central Community College can be found at http://www.seattlec entral.edu/ international/

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USA: Starr Doctoral Fellows Program

The C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellows Program, made possible by a generous endowment grant from the Starr Foundation, enables all candidates accepted into the D.M.A. degree to pursue their resident studies on a full-tuition scholarship basis.

The Doctor of Musical Arts degree program is the most advanced course of study offered at The Juilliard School. Admission to this program is limited to the most gifted and accomplished musicians who also possess a broad range of knowledge about music, a keen intellect, a natural curiosity for a wide variety of disciplines, and the potential for pursuing high-level performance, scholarly, and teaching careers.

The Doctor of Musical Arts degree program requires a minimum full-time residency at Juilliard of two years. All degree requirements must be completed within five years of admission. Following the required two years of full-time residency, doctoral candidates who have not completed the document and/or recital requirements need not pay tuition but are required to pay an annual matriculation fee. Any requests for extension of the five-year limit on enrollment in the program must be made in writing to the Doctoral Governance Committee prior to that limit (the exact date for
extension requests is specified in the D.M.A. Program calendar). Doctoral students' eligibility for awards from Juilliard scholarship funds is limited to two years. Continued instruction in the major field is available upon request at an additional charge for the first year of non-residency.

The D.M.A. degree is available in the following areas of specialization:

- Collaborative Piano
- Composition
- Keyboard Instruments
- Harpsichord
- Organ
- Piano
- Orchestral Instruments
- Voice

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Training: "Fondurile Europene pe intelesul tuturor" 23-24 februarie

Fondurile Europene pe intelesul tuturor

23 – 24
Februarie 2008, Bucuresti

Eurofinantari, companie ce ofera consultanta partenerilor publici si privati in managementul proiectelor cu finantare europeana, va invita sa participati la sesiunea de pregatire „Fondurile Europene pe intelesul tuturor”, organizata in Bucuresti, in perioada 23-24 Februarie 2008.

Trainingul va consta in 3 module*, ce vor aborda din ce in ce mai detaliat problematica asociata accesarii fondurilor structurale de catre partenerii din mediul public sau privat.

Sesiunea va va oferi oportunitatea de a afla intr-un timp scurt toate informatiile relevante despre fondurile europene pe care le puteti accesa in perioada imediat urmatoare (fondurile structurale si de coeziune).

Sesiunea va fi interactiva, bazata pe discutii libere, lucru in grupe pe studii de caz si prezentarea unor exemple concrete.

Scopul sesiunii este de a oferi functionarilor publici sau reprezentantilor firmelor private bagajul de informatii absolut necesare in vederea depunerii si implementarii propriilor proiecte finantabile din fonduri europene nerambursabile.

Participarea la aceasta sesiune va asigura,

- cunoasterea principiilor, legislatiei si procedurilor prin care pot fi accesate Fondurile Structurale ale Uniunii Europene in Romania;

- intelegerea conceptului de fonduri structurale precum si a conditiilor ce trebuie indeplinite pentru accesarea lor;

- dobandirea abilitatii de a incadra corect o idee de proiect intr-o axa prioritara si intr-un domeniu major de interventie;

- cunoasterea etapelor si tehnicilor Ciclului Managementului de Proiect;

- dobandirea cunostintelor si abilitatilor de scriere si implementare de proiecte cu finantare din fonduri structurale;

- completarea corecta a unei fise de proiect, pe care o veti putea transforma intr-o aplicatie de succes.

Sesiunea este sustinuta de traineri certificati de Ministerul Muncii, Familiei si Egalitatii de Sanse si de Ministerul Educatiei, Cercetarii si Tineretului, participanti la numeroase programe nationale si internationale in domeniu, avand o experienta indelungata in scrierea si implementarea de proiecte finantate de Uniunea Europeana.

Pentru tematica completa si pentru programul sesiunii va rugam sa accesati www.fondurilestruct urale.ro

In urma inscrierii, participantii vor primi agenda sesiunii si toate informatiile
legate de organizarea si desfasurarea acesteia.

EuroFinantari ofera participantilor consultanta gratuita prin e-mail, timp de 2 luni (de la incheierea cursului).

Persoane de contact:

Ana-Maria Nitescu

Project Manager (Training Division)

Mobil: 0730 452 310

E-mail: ana.nitescu@ fondurilestructu rale.ro

Oana Sleghel

Project Executive (Financial
& Contracting Division)

Mobil: 0729 053 860

E-mail: oana.sleghel@ fondurilestructu rale.ro

* modulele 2 si 3 ale trainingului vor fi organizate in Bucuresti, pe 8-9 martie, respectiv pe 22-23 martie 2008. Sustinerea celor doua sesiuni de training va fi anuntata din timp de organizatori. Participantii la primul modul vor avea prioritate pentru inscriere la urmatoarele doua module.

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Call for Papers SNATI 2008

CALL FOR PAPERS
http://snati. informatika. web.id/ atau
http://www.klasiber .net/

SNATI 2008
Jurusan Teknik Informatika
Universitas Islam Indonesia
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
21 Juni 2008


Yth.:
Bapak/Ibu Akademisi dan Praktisi.

Dalam kesempatan ini, ijinkan kami Panitia SNATI 2008 Jurusan Teknik Informatika Universitas Islam Indonesia Yogyakarta, mengundang bapak/ibu/rekan- rekan semua
untuk berpartisipasi dalam acara Call for Paper yang kami selenggarakan.

Call for Papers :
Seminar Nasional Aplikasi Teknologi Informasi dimaksudkan sebagai forum diseminasi pengetahuan dan informasi tentang aplikasi teknologi informasi (TI). Seminar ini diharapkan akan melibatkan banyak pihak mulai dari akademisi sampai praktisi, mulai developer sampai end-user, mulai dari hal yang bersifat teknis sampai yang berkaitan dengan manajerial dan sosial. Interaksi antar perspektif yang berbeda ini (akademisi-praktisi , developer-end- user, dan teknis-manajerial- sosial) diharapkan dapat menjamin relevansi penelitian di bidang teknologi informasi dalam rangka aplikasi teknologi informasi untuk memajukan kesejahteraan manusia. Dengan maksud tersebut, Panitia SNATI 2008 mengundang pada akademisi dan praktisi untuk menulis makalah.

Topik :
Topik yang akan dibahas dalam SNATI 2008 meliputi semua hal yang terkait dengan aplikasi teknologi informasi dalam berbagai bidang yang ditinjau dari beragam perspektif seperti disebut di atas. Contoh bidang aplikasi teknologi informasi, tanpa bermaksud membatasi, adalah:
- Bisnis dan ekonomi
- Industri
- Pendidikan
- Pemerintahan
- Teknik
- Kesehatan dan medis
- Geografi
- Dan lain-lain

Makalah :
Penulis harus menyerahkan makalah lengkap (full paper) untuk direview. Makalah ditulis dalam bahasa Indonesia atau bahasa Inggris, maksimal 6 halaman, dua kolom,
kertas A4 dengan margin 1 inci untuk semua sisi, menggunakan font Times New Roman 10 point. Halaman pertama berisi judul, nama penulis, afiliasi penulis dan alamat, abstrak (maksimum 250 kata dan 5 kata kunci), alamat pos, telepon/faksimil, dan alamat email. Makalah ditulis menggunakan aplikasi MsWord. Format camera ready makalah (untuk makalah yang sudah diterima) dapat diakses pada website:
http://snati. informatika. web.id/ atau
http://www.klasiber .net/

Tanggal Penting :
5 April 2008 Batas akhir penyerahan full paper
5 Mei 2008 Pengumuman penerimaan
21 Mei 2008 Penyerahan makalah camera ready paper
21 Juni 2008 Pelaksanaan seminar

Komite Program :
Prof. Adhi Susanto (UGM)

Prof. Mauridhi Hery Purnomo (ITS)

Prof. Soekartawi (Unibraw)

Bobby Nazief (UI)

Rila Mandala (ITB)

Kridanto Surendro (ITB)

Sri Hartati (UGM)

Agus Harjoko (UGM)

Agung Alfiansyah (UII)

Izzati Muhimmah (UII)

R. Teduh Dirgahayu (UII)

Sekretariat :
Panitia Seminar Nasional
Aplikasi Teknologi Informasi 2008
Jurusan Teknik Informatika
Fakultas Teknologi Industri,
Universitas Islam Indonesia
Jl. Kaliurang Km. 14
Yogyakarta 55501
Telp.: (0274) 895287
Faks.: (0274) 895007
E-mail snati@informatika. web.id atau
informatika@ fti.uii.ac. id
URL: http://snati. informatika. web.id/ atau
http://www.klasiber .net/

Pendaftaran dan Biaya

Peserta dengan makalah:

- Biaya makalah pertama: Rp 400.000

- Biaya setiap makalah berikutnya: Rp 250.000

(jika lebih dari satu makalah yang diterima)


Peserta tanpa makalah:

- Dosen/mahasiswa pascasarjana: Rp 300.000

- Mahasiswa: Rp 100.000

- Umum/praktisi: Rp 300.000

Biaya prosiding tambahan: Rp. 150.000

CD tambahan: Rp. 20.000

Biaya pendaftaran dapat dibayarkan langsung di Sekretariat SNATI 2008 atau melalui transfer ke Bank Syariah Mandiri, nomor rekening 307006618 a.n. Lizda Iswari. Bukti pembayaran dapat dikirimkan melalui fax atau email ke Sekretariat SNATI 2008. Biaya meliputi snack, makan siang, prosiding dan perlengkapan seminar.

Pendaftaran dapat dilakukan dengan:

Telepon: 0274 895287 (Sdri. Esti), 08157906906, 0274 6643565 (Sdri. Azifatul)

Faksimil: 0274 895007 ext 148

E-mail: snati@informatika. web.id atau
informatika@ fti.uii.ac. id

Terima kasih atas perhatiannya, dan kami tunggu partisipasinya.

Program Representative,
Ami Fauzijah

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Graduate Research Position in Wetland & Climate Change Research

A graduate research position in biogeochemistry is available for a highly motivated and talented Ph.D. student to investigate peatland responses to climate change by field studies and modeling as part of the Research group “Soil processes under extreme meteorological conditions” funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG, FOR562; see http://www.bayceer. uni-bayreuth. de/fg_bp/ index.php? lang=en).

The study relies on centrally maintained and well supported experimental ecosystem manipulations of soil moisture and water table levels by roofs and drainage systems and is located in the Fichtelgebirge mountains east of Bayreuth, Germany. The study aims at elucidating the coupled biogeochemical dynamics of carbon, sulfur and iron in the soils and their impact on methane production and fluxes.

The modeling part will address carbon and methane dynamics and use the model ECOSYS in collaboration with Dr. Robert Grant from the University of Alberta, Canada. The position encompasses a net salary of about €1000/month (EG 13TV-L 50%) and additional benefits such as health and unemployment insurance. It should begin as early as 01/04/2008 but a later begin can be accommodated if necessary.
Students with background and interest in biogeochemistry, environmental modeling, hydrology, or soil science are strongly encouraged to apply. For additional information contact:
Dr. Christian Blodau
Limnological Research Station
University of Bayreuth, 95445 Bayreuth
E-mail : christian.blodau@ uni-bayreuth. de
Telphone : + 0049 921 552223.

Women are encouraged to apply. Severely disabled persons will be preferred, provided equal qualifications and scientific performance.
Applications including curriculum vitae, publication list and statement of research interests, and the names of two potential referees should be sent to Dr. Christian Blodau no later than March 30th.

Von:
Christian Blodau
christian.blodau@ uni-bayreuth. de
Limnologische Station, Universität Bayreuth
Bayreuth

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Jan 29, 2008

Five College Women's Studies Research Center

Five College Women's Studies Research Center
Research Associateships
Application deadline: February 12 2008
Open to feminist scholars, teachers, artists, writers, and activists from the United

States and abroad,

Associates are provided with offices in our spacious facility, library privileges, and the collegiality of a diverse community of feminists. The Center supports projects in all disciplines so long as they focus centrally on women or gender. Applications are accepted for either a semester or an academic year. During the period of appointment, Associates are expected to be in residence in the Five College area, and to attend weekly seminars and other FCWSRC events.

Each Research Associate gives a public presentation on her work and is expected to participate actively in the daily life of the Center.

Research Associateships are non-stipendiary.

Applicants should submit a project proposal (up to 4 pages), curriculum vitae, two letters of reference, and on-line application cover form.

Submit all applications to:
Contact information
Five College Women's Studies Research Center,
Mount Holyoke College,
50 College Street, South Hadley,
MA 01075-6406.
Tel 413.538.2275,
Fax 413.538.3121,
Email fcwsrc@fivecolleges .edu,
Website: http://www.fivecoll eges.edu/ sites/fcwsrc/

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Fulbright Scholar in Social Sciences

Dear Fulbright Program alumni:

I am pleased to inform you of the availability of a Fulbright program grant for a senior scholar in the Social Sciences like Sociology or Anthropology to help develop an Islamic Studies program at the University of Redlands, California. Specifically, the university is looking for a scholar from Indonesia or Malaysia, countries that are predominately Muslim but are not in the Middle East and have significant non-Islamic populations.

The scholar would teach four upper-division courses and guest lecture in two introductory Social Science courses, focusing on the social, ethnic, political and ideological diversity of Islam. The scholar would also be the primary host of a year-long thematic series for the campus community on the Islamic World. Finally, the scholar would give presentations hosted by the diversity-related centers on campus and at Faculty Forums, as well as have the opportunity to interact in a variety of ways with the community around the University of Redlands.

Outstanding scholars and professionals, preferably in the Social Sciences like Sociology or Anthropology, who will be able to link religion to other areas of life, such as law, sexuality, science, kinship, technology, and the environment, are invited to apply. The actual discipline of the scholar is of less concern; the school is more interested in reinforcing and deepening the interdisciplinary focus of their programs. The scholar must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in their discipline. As the scholar will be expected to consult with faculty and administration on the programmatic needs and design of an Islamic Area Studies and to teach upper division courses, the school would prefer the scholar has a minimum of three years teaching experience at the university level. The scholar must be a citizen or permanent resident of and residing in Indonesia. The selected candidate will begin the program in August 2008 for a full academic year (10 months)
assignment.

Please let us know if you have potential candidates to recommend so we could send her/him the application and letter of reference forms as well as more detailed information on the assignment. Please note that the application deadline to AMINEF is February 30, 2008.

We would appreciate your assisting us in identifying potential candidates for this program and direct them to contact us to apply. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or senior program officer Piet Hendrardjo (piet@aminef. or.id) at your earliest convenience. Thank you and best wishes.

Sincerely,
Michael E. McCoy
Executive Director

Master of Environmental Science Student, Room U215
The Centre for Geoinformatics Research & Environmental Assessment Technology (GREAT)
School of Environmental Science and Management
Southern Cross University, NSW 2480 Australia

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The POSCO Asia Fellowship at Seoul National University

The POSCO Asia Fellowship is a scholarship program designed to invite promising Asian graduate students to the Master's Program at the Graduate School of International Studies(GSIS), Seoul National University(SNU), supporting their studies at one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in Korea. The fellowship, offered by the POSCO TJ Park Foundation, covers full tuitions for up to 4 semesters at GSIS-SNU and monthly living stipends for two years in Korea.

A total of 9 fellowships for this year have been awarded to students from Asia. The POSCO Asia Fellowship Foundation has continued to expand the scope of its social contributions and hopes to provide additional Asian countries with more scholarships in the future. For the Master’s program at GSIS SNU AY 2008, Asian universities are invited to recommend students to the Fellowship.

Fellowships are provided to promote mutual understanding between Asian countries and Korea, and to strengthen professional abilities of Asian elite students. Knowledge sharing projects such as the POSCO Asia Fellowship hope to benefit the different societies, economies, and cultures of the world.
Eligibility and Requirements for Admission

Submitted documents become the property of SNU and will not be returned to the applicants.

Documents that are not in English or Korean must be accompanied by an English or korean notarized translation. Please submit the original documents as well.

International applicants with unusual cases and individual circumstances may be given special consideration.

Eligibility for Application

Applicants must meet all of the following requirements

Common Requirements

He or she holds a Bachelor’s degree;

He or she is not a citizen of Korea;

His or her parents are not citizens of Korea

How to apply:
Download Application Form
Contact:

Nakyoung Lee, International Program Coordinator, Office of International Cooperation & Career Development, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National UniversitySan 56-1, Sillim-Dong, Gwanak-Gu, Seoul 151-742, KOREA, E-mail: gsis@snu.ac. kr / Tel: 822-880-8506 / Fax: 822-879-7368
More info: http://gsis. snu.ac.kr/ Admission/ sc_gs_ad_ i/index.html

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PhD students and Research Assistant Position - University Freiburg

We are looking for two PhD students and one Research Assistant for a newly founded research group funded by the Emmy-Noether- Program of the DFG at the Institute for Biology III / Albert-Ludwigs- University Freiburg.

Salaries are funded according to TV-L with the PhD positions as part-time position (50%).

Our research group analyses the regulatory network surrounding the Ras/ERK signal transduction pathway and its importance for various physiological and pathological processes, in particular those of oncological relevance. To this end, we apply a broad spectrum of methods ranging from molecular biology over protein biochemistry and proteomics to cellular and in vivo approaches. All successful applicants will have experience in one or several of these methodologies, should show initiative and a certain level of independence, but also enjoy working in a team. Basic English communication skills are desirable. Experience in laboratory organisation is a plus for the Research Assistant position.

For the PhD student positions, preference will be given to candidates that have demonstrated a high level of undergraduate achievement, are keen to acquire and develop novel techniques and have a strong interest in science.
Interdisciplinary studies in the area of signal transduction are conducted in Freiburg with great success since several decades. This is reflected by several Collaborative Research Centres (SFB) with topics on signal transduction, the Centre for Systems Biology (ZBSA) and in particular by the recent success of the University with the projects Centre for Biological Signalling Studies (BIOSS) and the Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine in the German Excellence Initiative. Consequently, our laboratory is embedded in an outstanding research environment with excellent expertise and infrastructure.
Freiburg is the “capital” of the Black Forest and a lively university town located in the Rhine valley shared by Switzerland, France and Germany. The University of Freiburg is an equal opportunity employer.

For further information or to forward your electronic application (incl. cover letter, CV, description of laboratory experience/scientif ic interests and reference addresses, please contact:
Dr. Tilman Brummer,
currently at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney
(e-mail: t.brummer@garvan. org.au)
Deadline: The position will open until filled

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Comenius Programme

Dear Friends,
I have been teaching English at Çayhan Hatice ve Rasim Özer Primary School for four months. We have been working on a Comenius 1.1 School Project in our school for the last one month. Our project is ready and you can find the draft of the project in the attachment.

If you are interested in our project and want to participate in it, we kindly request you to fill in the necessay parts of the draft and send it back to us.

Besides all, we can participate in your own project if you have a ready one for the application.



Warm Regards,

Filiz GÖKBUDAK



Çayhan Hatice ve Rasim Özer İlköğretim Okulu

Ereğli

Konya/ Turkey



Tel: ++90332 7132179

Fax: -

Email:filizgokbudak@gmail.com

Mobile: ++90 505 9128393


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CFP: Food culture and cognition

GIRNE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
COGNITIVE APPROACHES TO THE CONCEPT OF FOOD IN THE MEDITERRANEAN CULTURES
7th – 8th MAY 2008

Venue:
Cognitive Sciences
Linguistics
Anthropology
Education
Translation Studies
History
Literature
Jewish Studies
Sephardic Culture
British Culture
American Culture
Cypriot Culture
Turkish Culture
Communication Studies

Various cultures live in the Mediterranean. Various civilizations have lived in Turkey and Cyprus. Also, the immigrants brought their own food to Turkey and Cyprus. Sephardim came to the Ottoman Empire after their expulsion from Spain in 1492. Additionally, Ashkenazim settled in Turkey. Cyprus have had Turkish, Greek, Jewish, Armenian, Italian, and British inhabitants for centuries.

In this symposium, we wish to focus on the food culture of various cultural groups that live in Turkey, Cyprus, and in other Mediterranean countries, and investigate the relationship between the food culture and cognition in different fields, such as Linguistics, Anthropology, Education, Translation Studies, History, Literature, and Jewish Studies. We expect to receive the 150 – 250 word abstracts of your presentations and 5 (five) keywords for your presentations until March/01/2008. 20 (twenty) minutes will be given for each presentation, and 10 (ten) minutes will be left for questions. Papers of the accepted abstracts should be written in the APA style. Papers should be submitted at the end of the symposium.

Abstract Submission: Derya Agiþ
E-mail: deryaagis@gau. edu.tr / deryaagis@gmail. com
Department of Translation and Interpreting Phone: +90 392 650 20 00 / 1101
Girne American University,
Karmi Campus, Karaoglanoglu, Girne, K.K.T.C. Mersin 10, Turkey
Important Dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 01, 2008
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: March 15, 2008
Paper Submission: May 8, 2008
Registration Fee: 150 $
Accomodation and Registration
ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

Method of Payment:
Turkey Is Bank
Girne Branch
USD Account number: TR29000640000026810 0077163
Euro Account number: TR32000640000026810 8497000

Scientific Committee
Prof. Dr. A. Sumru Özsoy (Boðaziçi University)
Dr. Michael Halevy (Institute for the Study of the Jews in Germany, Hamburg)
Prof. Dr. Neil Bratton (Girne American University)
Associate Prof. Dr. Mukadder Yaycýoðlu (Ankara University)
Assistant Prof. Dr. Ferma Lekesizalýn (Girne American University)
Senior Lecturer Derya Agiþ (Girne American University)
Senior Lecturer Ýzlem Ali (Girne American University)
Senior Lecturer Nalan Linda Fraim (Girne American University)

Organizing Committee
Senior Lecturer Derya Agiþ (Girne American University)
Assistant Prof. Dr. Süleyman Davut Göker (Girne American University)
Prof. Dr. Rebecca Luttrell Briley (Girne American University)

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CfP: OpenForum Berlin, Promoting Citizenship by Education? Vilnius, 14 - 16 March 2008

Is it actually possible to teach citizenship, or at least its foundations? Or is it the example of persons of full moral integrity jointly defending their personal freedom representatively for all others that makes the difference?

On 14 - 16 March 2008, we are hosted by the European Humanities University (EHU), a
"University in Exile" founded in Minsk/Belarus in 1992 to build a productive dialogue with Europe and the world in order to overcome the intellectual enclosure of Belarus. It was closed down by the authorities in Minsk in 2004 because of its links to European colleagues and the active participation in the Bologna Process, and is currently harboured on EU grounds in Vilnius/Lithuania.

Our OpenFora are opportunities for interested citizens to exchange views and experience on topics that go beyond mere European-integratio nist matters. They are designed as weekend debates, in order to be open for people of all generations.

For more information, please visit:
http://projects. citizens- of-europe. eu/08_of_ vilnius/index. html

The complete call for participation as a download:
http://wiki. citizens- of-europe. eu/images/ 7/7e/CfP_ Vilnius.pdf

The application form:
http://wiki. citizens- of-europe. eu/images/ 5/5b/Vilnius_ Name_Surname. doc

Deadline for applications: 31 January 2008.

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"Peacekeeping and International Conflict Resolution", course in English, 22-23 Feb, 2008

Center for Social Studies
University of Coimbra
Coimbra – Portugal

In collaboration with

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research Programme of Correspondence Instruction in Peacekeeping Operation
New York – USA
www.unitarpoci. org

Is proud to offer:
"Peacekeeping and International Conflict Resolution"
course
In English, 22-23 Feb, 2008

http://www.ces. uc.pt/misc/ peacekeeping_ and_internationa l_conflict_ resolution. php

Presentation:
The PhD Program in International Politics and Conflict Resolution, offered by the School of Economics and the Center for Social Studies (CES) of the University of
Coimbra, in collaboration with the UNITAR POCI is organizing a short course on "Peacekeeping and International Conflict Resolution". This course is a part of the PhD Program. Consequently, all PhD candidates will participate in the course, leaving the remaining placements to the general public, on a first-come-first- served basis.

This short course is offered by a UNITAR POCI certified lecturer and the course attendance will allow participants to take an online exam with the UNITAR POCI in order to obtain a Certification of Completion. CES will obviously also provide the usual Attendance Certificates to all participants. This short course is organized in three meetings and designed to offer to the students a basic understanding of the field of Conflict Resolution and its application to peacekeeping intervention in
contemporary international conflicts. The lectures will cover the following topics: Thenature of conflict; Key concepts of conflict resolutions; Contemporary conflict dynamics; Conflict mapping; Early warnings and conflict prevention; Peacekeeping and conflict resolution in war zones; Peace settlements and post-conflict peace building;
The role of culture in conflict resolution; Gender issue.

Lecturer: Dr. Giovanni Ercolani, UNITARPOCI Research
Associate

Deadline for applications (online only): February 10, 2008

FOR REGISTRATION contact:
http://www.ces. uc.pt/misc/ peacekeeping_ and_internationa l_conflict_ resolution. php

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Summer school in Dublin

Dear all,

We would be very grateful if you could circulate this notice to your colleagues who may be in contact with potential undergraduate students (3rd years), as well as to any relevent listservs. Note the closing date for applications is March 30th 2008.

Summer Research in Dublin

Collections- Based Biology in Dublin (CoBiD) Undergraduate Research Experience & Knowledge Award

This summer programme offers research projects and activities for students in organismal biology using biological collections

Research Projects

extreme environments | fire ecology | DNA barcoding | freshwater ecology | biocontrol | environmental epigenomics | terrestrial ecology | invasive species | plant evolution and extinction | life history | genomic imprinting

Requirements

completion of the third (junior) year of an undergraduate biosciences degree | ability to work independently | strong interest in the

project of choice | career goals in organismal biology Full funding for the 10-week programme will be provided for 10 successful candidates, including assistance with air transportation to and from Dublin, accommodation in Dublin, and a small weekly allowance, as well as project expenses. Prior experience with museum collections is not required - one of the goals of the programme is to expose students to new research skills. The programme is open to all international as well as Irish and EU students.

Term dates: June 16th to August 22nd 2008

For application instructions and more information: http://www.ucd. ie/ureka/

Applications must be received by 30 March 2008

Kind regards,

The UREKA Team

Collections- based Biology in Dublin

Undergraduate Research Experience & Knowledge Award www.ucd.ie/ureka

Alexandr Goncearenco
CBU, BCCS, University of Bergen

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USA: Wenner Gren Foundation Fellowships for Anthropological Research

Wenner Gren Foundation Fellowships

The Foundation has a variety of grant programs for anthropological research and scholarship that are open to applicants irrespective of nationality or country of residence. Guidelines, eligibility and application information are listed below.

Grants for Doctoral Students
A variety of the Foundation's grants support students enrolled in doctoral programs leading to a Ph.D. (or equivalent), including grants for dissertation research. There are also fellowship programs for doctoral students from countries where anthropology is underrepresented and where there are limited resources for educational training.

Grants for Post-Ph.D. Scholars
Grants are available to scholars with a doctorate include individual research grants, a limited number of writing fellowships, training for scholars from countries where academic training in anthropology is limited and awards to encourage collaborative research between international scholars.

Grants for Non-U.S. Scholars
All of the Foundation research grants are available to students and scholars regardless of nationality and place of residence. Alongside this, the Foundation has some specific programs to support students and scholars in countries where there are limited institutional and financial resources for anthropology.

Conferences and Workshops
Grants are available to bring international scholars together to develop anthropological knowledge and debate. Grants are made for amounts up to $15,000.

Historical Archives Program
This program helps preserve the history of anthropology by assisting senior scholars with archiving their personal research collections.

Website: http://www.wennergr en.org/programs/

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USA: Google 2008 Anita Borg Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 2008

Dr. Anita Borg (1949 - 2003) devoted her adult life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields. Her combination of technical expertise and fearless vision continues to inspire and motivate countless women to become active participants and leaders in creating technology.

As part of Google's ongoing commitment to furthering Anita's vision, we are pleased to announce the 2008 Google Anita Borg Scholarship, through which we hope to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders.

Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates' academic background and demonstrated leadership. A group of female undergraduate and graduate student finalists will be chosen from the applicant pool. The scholarship recipients will each receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2008-2009 academic year. Remaining finalists will receive $1,000 each.

All scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to visit Google headquarters in Mountain View, California on April 3-5, 2008 for a networking retreat which will include workshops with a series of speakers, panelists, breakout sessions and social activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must:
- be entering their senior year of undergraduate study or be enrolled in a graduate program in 2008-2009 at a university in the United States.
- be Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical field majors.
- be enrolled in full-time study in 2008-2009.
- maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or 4.5 on a 5.0 scale or equivalent in their current program.

How to Apply

Complete the online application form and submit the requested documentation via mail. All applications must be postmarked by Friday, February 1, 2008.

Finalists will be notified in March 2008. As the final step in the scholarship selection process, all finalists will have phone interviews with representatives from the Google Selection Committee. Scholarship recipients will be selected from the finalists.

Interviews for internships or full time opportunities are separate from scholarship phone interviews.

Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program
Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043-8303

For specific questions not answered on http://www.google. com/anitaborg/ or in the FAQ section, please e-mail anitaborgscholars@ google.com.

Program Homepage
http://www.google. com/anitaborg/

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USA: Postdoctoral Position in Neuronal Cell Signaling, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, US

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City starting from March, 2008. The laboratory is interested in studying Neuronal Cell Signaling. In particular, projects are aimed at studying the dynamic regulation of expression, trafficking, localization and functions of voltage-gated potassium channels by diverse GPCR signaling pathways in mammalian neurons.

Check Mohapatra & Trimmer, J Neurosci 2006; and Park & Mohapatra et al., Science 2006 to get a broad idea on the future projects. These projects will employ tissue (neuronal) culture, biochemical, proteomic, cell biological, molecular biological, and electrophysiologica l techniques to answer critical questions.

Ph.D. with good knowledge of basic neuroscience is a required qualification. Although experience in at least 2 or more above-mentioned expertise is expected, candidates with thorough expertise in cell biology, confocal microscopy and imaging will be given preference. You will be allowed and encouraged to learn all the techniques and rational approach used in the laboratory. Excellent support and motivation will be provided for future career advancement.

The laboratory will be a well-equipped one with own tissue culture, biochemical, molecular biological and some imaging and good electrophysiologica l facilities. The University of Iowa, College of Medicine has excellent central core research facilities (Genomic, Proteomic, Imaging, and Gene-targeting cores) at the disposal for rapid advancement of research projects. Iowa City is a very nice and collegial town with high living standards, but inexpensive cost of living in comparison to bit cities.

To apply please send a CV, statement of research interests, and name & contact details of three referees to: Dr. D.P. Mohapatra at dpmohapatra@ ucdavis.edu.

Application Deadline: NA
Contact Information
Dr. D.P. Mohapatra
E-mail: dpmiowacity@ yahoo.com

Start Date: March 1, 2008

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USA: Residential Fellows, Institute for Historical Studies, UT-Austin

Residential Fellows at the Institute for Historical Studies at UT-Austin

The Institute for Historical Studies at UT-Austin invites applications for residential fellows for 2008-09. We will host four external fellows and will aim to replace their full salaries at their home institutions. The fellows will include junior, mid-career, and senior faculty. The closing date for applications for the fellowships is February 15, 2008.

Our first two year theme is Global Borders. Please note that we conceive of borders very broadly in conceptual (for instance, legal, cultural, aesthetic, gender and so on) as well as political or geographic terms.

For full details of the fellowships and the theme as well as other matters, see:

http://www.utexas. edu/cola/ insts/historical studies/

Or contact:

Julie Hardwick
Associate Professor & Director of the Institute for Historical Studies
Department of History
1 Univ Sta B7000
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712
(512) 475-7221
http://www.utexas. edu/cola/ insts/historical studies/
historyinstitute@ austin.utexas. edu

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USA: Stegner Fellowship, University of Utah

Stegner Fellowship, University of Utah

Wallace Stegner Research and Creative Fellowship Announced for 2008-2009 academic year | Research and Creative Fellowship in honor of the Life and Work of Wallace Stegner at the Tanner Humanities Center and the Wallace Stegner Center at the University of Utah.

In celebration of the Wallace Stegner Centennial, the Tanner Humanities Center and the Wallace Stegner Center at the University of Utah invite fellowship proposals for the academic year of 2008-2009.The fellow may propose research and writing in any of the humanities, as defined by the NEH. The proposal may deal with Stegner as an author (biography), his work (criticism), or may concern his legacy with regard to literature, environmental ethics and philosophy, environmental history, environmental
law, or the environmental humanities generally.

Applicants may be tenured or untenured faculty at a university or other institution of higher education, or indepedent scholars.

The fellowship proposal must be clearly written and free of jargon, and must describe precisely what the applicant will do while in residence, including a contribution to the campus and the citizens of the state of Utah. The fellow will be expected to participate in and contribute to the Stegner Centennial celebration events. (Feb. 15 deadline)

Please send a letter of intent, C.V., and three letters of recommendation to:
Robert Goldberg, Director
Tanner Humanities Center
201 Carlson Hall
380 S. 1400 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

All applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2008. Date: Friday, Feb 15th, 2008 @ 10:00am

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CfA: Building Balkan Studies: Integrating Multidisciplinary Perspect

Call for Applications

Balkan Studies Training Workshop for Junior Scholars “Building Balkan Studies: Integrating Multidisciplinary Perspectives”

University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign
June 30–July 2, 2008
www.reec.uiuc. edu/srl/srl. html

This workshop is part of the Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia; organized by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the Slavic and East European Library at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; and funded in part by the U.S. Department of State Title VIII program.

Workshop Moderator
Julie Mostov, Associate Vice Provost for International Programs and Associate Professor of Political Science, Drexel University

Workshop Goals
The central aim of this three-day workshop is to bring together advanced graduate students, junior faculty and other professionals who focus on the modern Balkans in various disciplines to discuss their work and issues in the field. Although massive political change and the Yugoslav wars regularly put the region on the front page of major newspapers throughout the 1990s, Balkan studies is still a relatively underrepresented field. The workshop’s objectives are to foster a supportive network of colleagues involved in this field and to explore recent research paradigms and
resources. Comparative work is strongly encouraged. The workshop will provide a superb forum in which to investigate a variety of issues, including, but not limited to, the following:

§ State formation and democratization
§ Status of Kosovo
§ Privatization and the creation of new market economies
§ Ethnopolitics and the civil rights of minorities
§ The role of language (identity and citizenship; maintenance, shift, and endangerment)
§ Law reform, the writing of new legal codes, and rethinking intellectual property rights
§ Human security (terrorism, trafficking of women and children, organized crime syndicates)
§ Demographic movement (displaced peoples, diasporic formations, refugees, guest workers)
§ The culture of socialism and postsocialism
§ Education (rewriting of curricula; establishment of new institutions for higher learning)
§ Popular culture and contemporary society
§ The arts, social change, and postsocialist identity (literature, fine arts, architecture)
§ The changing position of Balkan states vis-à-vis the EU, the U.S., Russia, and the Middle East
§ Religion in the Balkans
§ Gender, especially changing roles and images of women in society

Workshop Format
Workshop sessions will be devoted to a discussion of the participants’ research; investigation of current literature and paradigms; and a presentation of scholarly resources, including relevant databases by staff specialists from the Slavic and East European Library. Time will also be available for research in the UI Library­one of the largest Slavic and East European collections in the U.S. Participants may stay beyond the workshop dates to conduct individual research.

Workshop Eligibility
The workshop is open to advanced graduate students and junior faculty in any discipline and professionals who specialize in the modern Balkans. To be eligible for workshop housing and travel grants, which are funded by a U.S. State Department Title VIII grant, applicants must be U.S. citizens/permanent residents and must state the policy relevance (broadly defined) of their research in the application. Limited space and housing grant available for international scholars. Depending on space availability, those who do not qualify for financial support may participate in the workshop at their own expense. Please see the Summer Lab website (url below) for more information.

Housing and Travel Grants
Participants who are eligible for workshop housing and travel grants (see eligibility) may also apply for additional research housing grants­a total of up to 14 days for graduate students; 8 for all others. Graduate students (US citizens/permanent residents only) may also apply for travel grants of up to $200. Please see the website for more detailed information.

Deadline
1 April 2008 for international applications (limited housing grant only) 15 April 2008 for US citizen/permanent resident applications

Application
All participants are considered Summer Lab associates and must submit a Summer Research Lab application and application fee. To apply for financial assistance, applicants must also submit a one- to two-page research proposal that includes a statement clearly indicating the policy relevance of the proposed research. Workshop space is limited.

To apply online go to www.reec.uiuc. edu/srl/srl. html and click on “how to apply” in the navigation bar. To request a paper application form contact:

Summer Research Lab
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
104 International Studies Building
910 S. Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-1244; fax (217) 333-1582
reec@uiuc.edu
www.reec.uiuc. edu

Lynda Y. Park, Associate Director
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Illinois
104 International Studies Building, MC-487
910 South Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-6022, 333-1244; fax (217) 333-1582
lypark@uiuc. edu
http://www.reec. uiuc.edu

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CfA: Master of Public Policy Hertie School of Governance

Call for Applications: Master of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance
Application Deadline for the Fall term 2008: March 2, 2008

The Hertie School of Governance, (HSoG) located in Berlin, Germany, offers a two-year programme taught exclusively in English and leading to the academic degree Master of Public Policy (MPP). At a time when nation states and the international system are undergoing profound changes, the objective of the Hertie School of Governance is to enable gifted and intellectually curious graduates to deal with these challenges. Our goal is to prepare students for decision-making positions
within the public, private and civil society sectors.

Reasons to join the MPP Programme at Hertie School of Governance:

The programme combines a multidisciplinary approach of economics, legal studies and social sciences with a practical, problem-solving orientation. An international faculty committed to matching academic excellence with practical experience. A promising career path: high quality internships at the national and international level and, for selected students, the opportunity to spend a professional year at a prestigious institution as part of their studies

An international network of high-level academic partnerships: global exchange programmes with high profile public policy schools, including SIPA at Columbia University (New York), GPPI at Georgetown University (Washington) and a dual degree programme with the London School of Economics and Political Science (London) and Sciences Po (Paris). Need-blind admission. Numerous scholarships are available on the basis of need and merit.

Competitive student-faculty ratio and innovative teaching methods. Central Berlin location in the vibrant heart of Europe.

Detailed information about the programme and the admission process, as well as the application form is available here.

You may also contact Katharina Hauser, Head of Student Services at +49(0)30-21 23 12 111 or hauser@hertie- school.org.

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New book: Military Culture and Patriotism in Russia

Dear Sir, dear Madam,

I am pleased to inform you that a book in French - Culture militaire et patriotisme dans la Russie dÂ’aujourdÂ’hui [Military Culture and Patriotism in Today's Russia] - based on pipss.org issue 3 has just been released in Paris by Karthala publishing house.

The book contains three articles from pipss.org and five new and exclusive articles, an introduction by Anne Le huerou and Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski and a foreword by Frederic Charillon, director of the French Defense social science Center.

The book is available at www.karthala. fr and will soon be available at www.amazon.fr . Is is also available in Belgium, Switzerland and Canada (through Somabec).

You will find below a description of the book as well as the table of contents.

Sincerely,

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

Chief Editor

Culture militaire et patriotisme dans la Russie dÂ’aujourdÂ’hui

[Military Culture and Patriotism in TodayÂ’s Russia]

Anne Le Huérou and Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski (Eds)

Paris: Karthala, 2008

With its commemorations celebrating bravery and heroism in combat, its exaltation of patriotism in political discourse and in the public space, its putting forward of foreign policy and the armed forces with a view to regaining the status of a great power, Russia today seems engulfed in an unprecedented wave of patriotism, whose most radical forms – the discourse on Russian « national preference », racist attacks, say nothing of the extreme violence of the Chechen conflict – are worrying. This book, a collection of articles by specialists on subjects dealing with military education, relations between the Church and the Army, the reform of the
army, the production of patriotic TV serials, strategies for the control of information, focuses on the role of the military in contemporary Russian institutions and society with particular emphasis, apart from their spectacular side, on the production, diffusion and implementation of patriotic and military discourse and initiatives.

Table of contents

Foreword

Frederic Charillon, Professor of Political Science, Director, Centre dÂ’Etudes en sciences sociales de la defense

Introduction

Anne Le Huerou and Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

PART I: The MilitaryÂ’s Hold on Society: a long-lasting legacy

1. RussiaÂ’s belligerent spirit: a legacy of the Soviet militarised culture?

Manfred Sapper

PART II: Institutions at the Service of State patriotism

2. Frustrated love: The Orthodox Church and the Russian army

Nikolaï Mitrokhine

3. From controlling military information to controlling society: what are the political interests involved in the transformations of the military media?

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

4. The Chechen conflict: new relations between political power, army and society

Isabelle Facon

PART III: A Society Under the Spell?

5. The inextricable ties between society and the army in post-Soviet Russia or the resurgence of patronage (shefstvo) from Boris Eltsin to Vladimir Putin

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

6. Young people and the military sphere in Russia: A (de-)militarized zone?

Stephen Webber

7. Defence of the realm: The “new” Russian patriotism on screen

David Gillespie

8. Militating against the military: the dilemmas of engagement and disengagement

Françoise Dauce

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Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

Chief Editor

The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies

www.pipss.org

contact@pipss. org

Editorial Board : Eden Cole, Anna Colin Lebedev, Françoise Dauce, Gilles Favarel-Garrigues, Anne Le Huerou, Erica Marat, Laurent Rucker, Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, Joris Van Bladel

Scientific Board : Adrian Beck (UK), Alexander Belkin (Russia), Frederic Charillon (France), Stephen Cimbala (USA), Julian Cooper (UK), Roger Mc Dermott (UK), Isabelle Facon (France), Mark Galeotti (UK), Aleksandr Gol'ts (Russia), Dale Herspring (USA), Philippe Manigart (Belgium), Kimberly Zisk Marten (USA), Michael Orr (UK), Michael Parrish (USA), Nikolay Petrov (Russia), Eduard Ponarin (Russia), Jean-Christophe Romer (France), Jacques Sapir (France), Manfred Sapper (Germany), Louise Shelley (USA), Richard Staar (USA), Brian Taylor (USA), Mikhail Tsypkin (USA), Stephen Webber (UK), Elena Zdravomyslova (Russia).

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CfP: Institutional Reforms and state Capacity [dl: 1.2.]

CEU Political Science Journal
www.ceu.hu/polscijo urnal

Call for Papers
Vol. 3, No. 2, April 2008
Institutional Reforms and State Capacity

CEU Political Science Journal is a peer review publication established at the beginning of 2006 within the academic community of Central European University, Budapest. It is primarily targeted to promote the work of graduate students and young scholars with a special interest in the CEE space, welcoming also valuable contributions outside this focus.

This issue aims to gather contributions that focus on understanding the profound changes occurred at the level of role and function of the state and the institutional changes undertaken after the fall of the Communist regimes. The contributions are expected to focus on the structural transformation of state institution followed in the attempt to create new political, economic and social systems in the post-Communist societies. Some of the questions that could be answered are: What is the impact of institutional and cultural legacies of the Communist era on the institutional setting and development of post-communist societies? What factors shaped the evolution State agencies’ financial capacity, enforcement power, and organizational resources? What was the role of institutional transformation in creating democracy and capitalism simultaneously? How did the distribution of institutional reforms affect the distribution of resources and power alongside the vertical structures
of the State (decentralization) ? What are the reforms meant to promote accountability, transparency and good governance? What was the role of the EU accession process in guiding these changes? What are the effects of institutional imports, given the fitness with the existing institutional environment?

The Journal contains a special Work in Progress section designed to present research still under finalization and PhD research proposals. Moreover, the section of book reviews approaches the relevant books in Political Science and related fields. For further information, please check the website of the Journal (www.ceu.hu/ polscijournal) or contact the editorial board at ceu_polsci@yahoo. com.

Deadline for submissions: February 01, 2008 (the address for submissions is ceu_polsci@yahoo. com)

The Editorial Board
CEU Political Science Journal
www.ceu.hu/polscijo urnal

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CfP: Contemporary Critical Inquiry Through the Lens of Postsocialism

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

2008 SOYUZ ANNUAL MEETING
University of California, Berkeley
April 24-27, 2008

To apply for the conference please send: a paper abstract (no longer than 500 words) and a brief CV by February 15, 2008

(decisions concerning acceptance will be announced by March 1, 2008)

send applications to: Alexei Yurchak: yurchak@berkeley. edu

THE CONFERENCE THEME:

“Contemporary Critical Inquiry Through the Lens of Postsocialism”

The disintegration of Soviet and Eastern European socialisms not only ushered in rapid and overwhelming transformations in the former socialist lifeworlds, but also engendered the emergence of the problem-space of “postsocialism” that spans well beyond the boundaries of the former socialist states. In this year’s Soyuz conference, we would like to consider: how can theoretical insights gained in our critical engagements with postsocialism shed new light on questions central to contemporary anthropology and critical social inquiry more broadly.

For example, how might our inquiry of postsocialism illuminate:
• current global configurations of liberalism and neoliberalism, democracy and neo-conservatism, sovereignty and citizenship, biopower and international law, religion and secularism, risk and security, global capitalism and labor outsourcing?

• complex parallels between late socialist and late capitalist social formations at the level of institutions, practices, sentiments, knowledge, subjectivity, aesthetics?

• current postcolonial engagements (considering that the ideological opposition capitalism/socialis m, in relation to which postcolonial criticism emerged, is now in the past)?

We are now inviting submissions for the conference. The selected papers will interrogate the relevance of the theoretical insights gained in engagements with postsocialism for other contexts, areas and problems of contemporary world. They will consider the implications of postsocialism, both as a historical formation and as a problem-space, for the problems interrogated in contemporary anthropology and social inquiry.

The conference organizing committee:
Alexei Yurchak (UC Berkeley)
Dominic Boyer (Cornell)
Dace Dzenovska (UC Berkeley)
Larisa Kurtovic (UC Berkeley)
Alex Beliaev (UC Berkeley)
Nina Aron (UC Berkeley)

To apply for the conference please send an abstract (no longer than 500 words) and a brief CV by February 15, 2008

to: Alexei Yurchak: yurchak@berkeley. edu

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CfA: Artists and organizations, BuildaBridge

BuildaBridge International seeks collaborations with organizations and artists involved in relief and community development around the world. Our goal is to provide needed holistic development through direct service and training in arts-based intervention. Our philosophy is to meet the needs of the most vulnerable populations and to assist local organizations in sustainable development through local arts resources.

ORGANIZATIONS
Requirements for participating organizations:
1. Legally registered non-profit (NGO) organization or congregation
2. Working at the community level in education, social service, life skills training,
relief, or development
3. Interested in the arts as life changing tools
4. Maintains a local office with staff working on a full-time basis
5. Willing to provide local support (e.g. room and board and/or transportation etc.)
and supervision for interns and visiting teams
6. Interested in arts-based training for local staff

Benefits to the local organization:
Interns
Training
Visiting relief teams
Exchanges
If your organization is interested in developing a partnership with BuildaBridge please contact Dr. Nathan J. Corbitt, President of BuildaBridge, at president@buildabri dge.org

ARTISTS
Join the advanced volunteer program of BuildaBridge International comprised of creative arts therapy professionals, teaching artists, and community service workers trained in emergency relief and development through artistic intervention. Our mission is to bring–through the arts–emotional healing, a sense of normalcy, aesthetic nourishment, and holistic development to children, families, and communities around the world who have experienced traumatic circumstances as a result of poverty, war, and catastrophic events around the world.

Requirements for participating artists:
1. Strong motivation
2. Ability to deal with difficult environments
3. Creativity in working with a scarcity of artistic resources
4. Training in therapeutic art modalities, community development, and crisis
management
5. Ability to raise funds in order to cover partially or entirely the travel expenses

Register online to become an Artist on Call with BuildaBridge at http://www.buildabr idge.org/ component/ option,com_ comprofiler/ task,registers/ lang,us/

Registered artists will receive periodical updates about international service opportunities.

BuildaBridge is a non-profit 501(c)3 arts education and intervention organization that engages the transformative power of the arts to bring hope and healing to children, families, and communities in the tough places of the world. BuildaBridge motivates, enlists, trains, and connects those with artistic gifts with those in greatest need

For more information about BuildaBridge, please visit our website at www.buildabridge. org

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