April 2, 2012

Application Deadline: April 6, 2012
More Information and to Apply: http://watson.brown.edu/ir/honors/apply.html

"Writing my thesis truly was an invaluable experience for me, and it really changed the way I do research. My experience at work thus far is a testament to this."

The Honors Program in International Relations offers highly qualified students the opportunity to undertake in-depth research and to write a thesis on a pressing global problem as their capstone project. Students work under the guidance of two faculty advisors while completing two thesis courses senior year. The IR Honors Program is intellectually demanding and time-consuming; students should be willing to devote a substantial part of their senior year to the thesis. We expect honors applicants to have taken a thoughtful, challenging, sequence of IR courses and demonstrate sufficient background on the topic (through coursework or study abroad, for example).

However, the rewards of writing a thesis are broad and far-reaching. Students not only become experts on their subject, but they also get practice in designing research to understand complex problems. They develop skills in critical analysis, argumentation, inductive and deductive reasoning; learn how to contextualize their ideas within scholarly and public debates; become more conscientious writers; and practice collaboration through peer review and feedback — all of which are important to academic and non-academic careers. In addition, they must demonstrate innovative thinking and show they are able to work independently and meet deadlines.

Are you up for the biggest challenge of your academic career so far? Do you want to experience the Capstone of all Capstones? Do you want the shiny "Honors" label on your diploma? APPLY NOW, make sure you don't leave Brown without this exhilirating and rewarding experience!

Attention SENIORS
– Graduation Deadlines!
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WEAR YOUR IR PRIDE! Following the launch of our new website, and our new look for the newsletter (yes, we hope you noticed), the IR Program is excited to now present personalized pins! Come get them at our office, and flaunt your IR pride with élan!

Lecture: “In Dollar We Trust? Cold War and China in the (Un) Making of the Empire's Money” TODAY!
: Monday April 02 @ 5 pm
Where: McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute
This lecture is presented by Ho-fung Hung. He is the Associate Professor of Sociology at the Johns Hopkins University. Professor Hung researches and publishes on global political economy, contentious politics, nationalism, and social theory. His current projects include one that examines the changing dynamics of global capitalism in the context of the rise of China and other emerging powers from the developing world. He also scrutinizes the origins and limits of China’s export- and investment-driven growth. His another project traces China’s contradictory and unfinished transition from empire to nation-state through delineating Beijing’s contentious interaction with Tibet, Hong Kong and Taiwan since 1949. His award winning book, Protest with Chinese Characteristics, expounds how the Confucianist legacy shaped China’s trajectories of state formation and popular protests from the eighteenth century to the present, in contrast to the Western trajectories, and reflects on the universality of western modernity. Besides these major projects, he also published about the orientalist origins of classical social theories, globalization of epidemics, China’s environmental movements, among others. This lecture is presented by the Watson Institute and the Year Of China.

Lecture: "The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism" 04/04!
Wednesday, April 4 @ 5:00 pm
Where: S
alomon 001
More Information:
This lecture is presented by Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University. Skocpol will discuss her new book, The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism (Oxford University Press, January 2012). A book signing will follow the lecture. You can read a review of the book in the New York Times' Sunday Book Review. This event is cosponsored by the Watson Institute for International Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, The Taubman Center for Public Policy & American Institutions, and the Department of Sociology.

Panel: “The Tea Party Movement in Comparative Perspective”
When: Thursday, April 5 @ 12:00 pm
Where: Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center
More Information: http://watson.brown.edu/events_detail.cfm?id=1814
This panel will comprise of Theda Skocpol, Professor of Government, Harvard University; Peter B. Evans, Senior Fellow, Watson Institute; Patrick Heller, Watson Institute and Department of Sociology; Glenn Loury, Department of Economics; and Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Watson Institute. This event is cosponsored by the Watson Institute for International Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Department of Sociology, and the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions.

Book Discussion: “Guardians of Finance: Making Regulations Work for Us.” (Levine) 04/05!
Thursday, April 5 @ 5:00pm
Where: Salomon Center for Teaching, 001
Professor Ross Levine (Economics) will discuss his new book, Guardians of Finance: Making Regulations Work for Us. In Guardians of Finance, economists James Barth, Gerard Caprio, and Ross Levine argue that the financial meltdown of 2007 to 2009 was no accident; it was negligent homicide. They show that senior regulatory officials around the world knew or should have known that their policies were destabilizing the global financial system, had years to process the evidence that risks were rising, had the authority to change their policies--and yet chose not to act until the crisis had fully emerged. 

Lecture: "The Arab Spring and Its Surprises"
When: Thursday, April 5 @ 5:30 pm
Where: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute
More Information: Arab Revolutions and Scholarship
Asef Bayat will give the keynote lecture at Conference.
Asef Bayat is the Inaugural Aga Khan Visiting Professor in Islamic Humanities at Brown University, and Professor of Sociology and Middle Eastern Studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was Professor of Sociology and Middle Eastern studies and held the Chair of Society and Culture of the Modern Middle East at Leiden University, The Netherlands. He was the Academic Director of the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM) and ISIM Chair of Islam and the Modern World at Leiden University from 2003 until 2009. 
He has published widely on issues of political sociology, social movements, urban space and politics, the everyday of politics and religiosity, contemporary Islam, and the Muslim Middle East. He has conducted extensive studies on the Iranian Islamic Revolution, Islamist movements in comparative perspective since the 1970s, the non-movements of the urban poor, Muslim youth, and women, and on the politics of fun.
The lecture is cosponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs, the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, the Middle East Studies Program, and the Watson Institute for International Studies.

Lecture: "Argentina and the Legacies of Torture” 04/05!
: Thursday, April 5 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Smith-Buonanno 201
More Information: http://watson.brown.edu/events_detail.cfm?id=1857
This lecture is presented by Marguerite Feitlowitz, Professor of Literature at Bennington College. She is the author of A Lexicon of Terror: Argentina and the Legacies of Torture (1998; revised and updated edition, 2011), a New York Times Notable Book and Finalist for the PEN New England/L.L. Winship Prize. Her fiction, essays, and translations have appeared in BOMB, Tri-Quarterly, Salmagundi, Les Temps Modernes, Americas, and many other magazines, newspapers, and anthologies. This event is sponsored by the Office of International Affairs, the Watson Institute for International Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Departments of Comparative Literature and Theatre Arts and Performance Studies.

Lecture: "Markets, Politics and Social Institutions: India's Dalits in the Post-Economic Liberalization Era" at Harvard University! 04/06!
When: Friday, April 6 @ 2:00 pm
Where: Weatherhead Center, Harvard University, Room K354
More Information: http://southasianpolitics.net/
This lecture will be presented by Devesh Kapur, University of Pennsylvania, and Lant Pritchett, Harvard University. Devesh Kapur is Director CASI and Madan Lal Sobti Associate Professor for the Study of Contemporary India. His research examines local-global linkages in political and economic change in developing countries, particularly India, focusing on the role of domestic and international institutions and international migration. Lant Pritchett is Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In addition he works as a consultant to Google.org, is a non-resident fellow of the Center for Global Development, and is a senior fellow of BREAD. He is also co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics. This event is co-sponsored by the Wat­son Insti­tute for International Studies at Brown Uni­ver­sity, the Weath­er­head Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Affairs at Har­vard Uni­ver­sity and the MIT Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Studies.

Workshop: Beyond Competition? China, Climate Change, Security and the Developing World 04/06
When: April 6
Where: Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert Center 
More Information: http://angle.watsoninstitute.org/beyondcompetition/.
How will China manage rapid economic growth without ignoring climate change? Answers to questions like these and more will be given by Keynote Speaker, Sheldon Whitehouse and a number of other experts. Please refer to the link above for the schedule and a complete list of speakers. This event is sponsored by the Center for Environmental Studies, Environmental Change Initiative Watson Institute for International Studies and the Year of China at Brown University.

Conference: VI Transatlantic Conference at Brown University 04/10-04/14!
Transatlantic Poetics Toward a Cross-Cultural Syntax
: April 10-14, 2012
Where: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street
More Information: http://brown.edu/Departments/Hispanic_Studies/

Featuring former President of Chile, Ricardo Lagos. This event is sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Studies, Brown University, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, The Starr Lectureship, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Office of International Affairs
>> View the Conference Program


PAID MODERATOR Hamilton House is seeking a student who is knowledgeable in the global topic of "Indonesia" to moderate a discussion. 4/18!
When: Wednesday, April 18th from 10:00am - 11:30am
Compensation: It pays $30 for the 1 1/2 hour session
More Information: Contact Anna Mason at hamiltonhouse276@hotmail.com or call 401-831-1800.
Hamilton House is seeking a mature and reliable individual who is highly knowledgeable in the specific topic and enthusiastic about giving speaking about it and moderating a discussion. You should have good public speaking skills and be able to facilitate an active discussion group. You would need to meet with the Director of Hamilton House to receive a copy of the "Great Decisions, Foreign Policy Association" briefing book and to watch the 30 minute DVD. DVD and briefing book to be provided. Hamilton House is walking distance from Brown and on the bus line.

Indonesia by James Castle
Having emerged from authoritarianism in the last 15 years, Indonesia has made remarkable strides politically, economically and socially. Yet the new, democratic Indonesia is still a developing country facing considerable challenges. How can Indonesia continue its path of growth, reform and prosperity? What is Indonesia’s role in the global community?

to Volunteer with ‘Writing in Action’, an elementary school program!
Where: Swearer Center
More Information: http://infoworks.ride.ri.gov/school/william-d-abate-school
Join our team to learn with children of color after school in two Providence public elementary schools, William D'Abate in Olneyville and Asa Messer on the West Side. The students are Latino, African-American, and Southeast Asian-American. We are seeking Brown students who will build on the children's knowledge, strengths, and interests to support their reading and writing. Together we will learn the joys and complexities of urban public education. We plan, teach, reflect, and assess, a commitment of six hours a week. Please contact Tina Xia if you have any questions.

Great Decisions, Foreign Policy Association at Hamilton House!
When: March and April 2012
Where: Hamilton House, Providence
Hamilton House will be conducting multiple sessions of Great Decisions, Foreign Policy Association.  Great Decisions 2012 features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on eight issues of concern to U.S. policymakers today and that represent our foreign policy challenges of tomorrow. We are seeking students who are knowledgeable in one (or more) of the 8 different global topics (listed below) to moderate the discussions. The topics and dates are:

Wed. APRIL 11th – State of the oceans
Wed. APRIL 18th - Indonesia
Wed. APRIL 25th – Energy geopolitics

The sessions will take place on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 -2:30pm. We are seeking mature and reliable individuals who are highly knowledgeable in the specific topic and enthusiastic about giving a speech and moderating a discussion.  You should have good public speaking skills and be able to facilitate an active discussion group. For more information, please email hamiltonhouse276@hotmail.com.


APPLY NOW for Project IMUSE in Beijing! 04/13!
August 12-22
Application Deadline: April 13
More Information and to Apply:
Project IMUSE, Initiating Mutual Understanding Through Student Exchange is a Harvard University, Peking University, and Tsinghua University student initiative aiming to foster mutual curiosity, respect, and understanding between people in China, Europe, and the United States by providing top college and graduate students from these regions an intimate forum for discussion and deep personal reflection about the key issues affecting China and the world today. Every year, we accept about 20 students from China, Europe, and the USA to participate in a week long fellowship based in Beijing. We are currently accepting applications on our website!


APPLY NOW for the Department of Labor Internship Program! 04/06!
Application Deadline: April 6
The Department of Labor (DOL) is excited to invite interested applicants across the nation to apply to internships that will provide students with unique opportunities to interact with dynamic leaders and learn how Department of Labor agencies operate to protect America's workforce. Previous interns have had opportunities to work in a variety of areas including public affairs, speechwriting, research, legal work, human resources, legislative affairs, budget, contract compliance, and performance analysis. Students should have a general interest in the field of government, strong writing and research skills, and should expect to perform substantive work assignments, as well as general administrative duties. Students can seek internship placements at the DOL National Office in Washington, D.C. and at the Regional Offices (Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco).

APPLY NOW! Internship Opportunity with the Asia Society!

More Information and to Apply: washingtonjobs@asiasociety.org
The Asia Society's Washington, D.C. office is seeking an exceptional intern with a demonstrated interest in the social, political, and economic challenges facing the United States and countries in Asia. The selected intern will support the Asia Society's policy research, outreach and administrative work in Washington. We are currently seeking an intern with strong research/writing skills and interest in at least one of the following areas: Building bridges between the United States and countries in Asia with
which it has traditionally had the most difficult relations, including Iran, Burma, Pakistan and North Korea; The dynamics in the relationships among the United States, China and India, and the effects of the changes in those relationships on other Asia-Pacific countries; Domestic education policy efforts to increase American students' global competence. In order to apply, please email a cover letter, indicating your interest in the position and the days and hours you are available to work; a resume; and a writing sample (3–5 double-spaced pages; abstracts are accepted) in Word or PDF format with the subject line "Global Policy Programs Internship, DC, Summer 2012." Incomplete applications will not be considered. This internships is an unpaid position. Please note that we do not provide visa support.

APPLY NOW for the Summer 2012 China Internship with Brown Alum!
More Information
: http://www.pingpongarts.org
Summer 2012 Projects include London Cultural Olympiad project in China: "Big Dance Beijing" in July, TAO Dance Theater world tour, Suzanne Farrell Ballet teaching and performance residency at Beijing Dance Academy and more! Find out more & apply on the Brown Student Job and Internship Board. Please contact: Alison Friedman if you have any questions!

APPLY NOW for the Brown in Boston Summer Internship Program! 05/01!
Paid internship opportunities representing a range of industries from Boston area organizations that are owned by, managed by or currently employ Brown alumni. The list of employers includes: CSMG, Persistence Plus, LazyBones, Chartis Insurance, Liberty Mutual, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Bracebridge Captial and more! Please visit the Brown Student Job and Internship Board and search using keywords "Brown in Boston", for more information.

to the Brown West Coast program, Summer 2012!
More Information: http://brown.edu/campus

Brown City Specific Internship Programs foster a unique partnership between alumni and undergraduate students. The programs provide meaningful work experiences including alumni mentorship, informal networking events and a glimpse of life after Brown. Brown West Coast: A pilot program for summer, 2012, offering a range of internship opportunities in and around San Francisco, CA. The list of participating organizations include: Bitzermobile, Star Maker Interactive, Bay Area Tropical Network, San Fransisco City Hall and more! Search the JIB using keywords "Brown West Coast." Please contact Tiffany Burke if you have any questions.

APPLY NOW! Summer 2012 Research Internship Opportunity at University of Pennsylvania! 05/05!
Application Deadline: May 5
More Information and to Apply: Jmcgann@sas.upenn.edu
The Think Tanks and Civil Society Program (TTCSP) runs a small, highly selective internship program for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent college graduates, interested in gaining first-hand experience in public policy research in domestic and international affairs. Over 800 graduate and undergraduate students have participated in the research intern program. Candidates must be highly motivated to work independently in a demanding think tank environment that requires excellent research and analysis as well as project management skills. Candidates must be proficient in both oral and written English. Knowledge of Chinese, Russian, French, Spanish, and/or Arabic is a plus but not a prerequisite for most projects. Internships are unpaid and based in our Philadelphia office. This is an excellent opportunity for those students who are planning to attend graduate school in international relations, public policy, or law, and/or work in a think tank or international organization. The TTCSP is a collaborative effort between the International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania and the Foreign Policy Research Institute. 

for the Arab Studies Institute Summer Internship Program!
More Information and to Apply
: internships@jadaliyya.com
We are looking for interns to work within the four branches of our organization-- Jadaliyya, the Arab Studies Journal, Quilting Point and the Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs (FAMA). The internships are offered in the following areas: Research Associate, Editors (Text and/or Video), Graphic Design, and Media and Social Media Management. ASI is looking for candidates who are self-motivated, prone to collaborative efforts, and eager to develop their skills in a variety of respects. Our interns will not simply perform repetitive tasks in one redundant field. Despite specialization in particular areas, ASI interns will be trained to develop various sets of skills (including writing, type-setting, editing, networking, managing, and/or administrating). Internships involve a fifteen- to twenty-hour work-week, mostly via cyber-space. Location of applicants need not be in Washington DC in most cases. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample or portfolio to the email address specified above.  Please feel free to direct any inquiries for further information to: anna.calasanti@gmail.com. 

to be the Asia Summer Business Intern at Pacific Bridge, Inc.!
More Information: www.pacificbridge.com and www.pacificbridgemedical.com
Pacific Bridge, Inc. is an international consulting firm focused on Asia. PBI is currently seeking an individual who is interested in Asian business issues for a summer internship.  This is an outstanding opportunity to be a key player at the company and to learn in a fast-paced business environment.  All the work done at PBM involves Asia and business in Asia, so this is an excellent opportunity for those interested in the region to put their knowledge to practice.
The candidate requirements include: Must have strong interest in Asia (majored in Asian studies, took some courses on Asia, studied Asian languages, or speak an Asian language); Must be hardworking, dedicated, loyal, and able to multi-task; Must have at least a 3.4 GPA or higher; Extremely detail oriented. This internship will be in a fast paced environment with abundant room to grow and perform. Please send your resume and a detailed cover letter explaining what skills you can bring to our company and an explanation of your interest in this position, to Shawna Lepage slepage@pacificbridge.com. 

Intern at the Temple University Japan Campus!
More Information and to Apply:
This is an internship program offered by the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) at the Temple University Japan Campus (TUJ), Tokyo, Japan. ICAS internship program is unpaid summer internships for non-TUJ students (undergraduate and graduate) at its Japan campus in central Tokyo. It provides opportunities for the interns to work as research associates with faculty members, help organize conferences, or work on special projects with TUJ administrators. 

Volunteer Abroad in Kenya!
More Information and to Apply:
Did you know that 80% of Kenyans live on less than $2 a day? Volunteer with Azma International and make a difference! Azma International invites applications to participate in one of two volunteer programs in Kenya, offered during spring break and summer vacation 2012.  Volunteers in these programs would work in one of seven program areas: Teaching, Medical outreach, HIV/AIDS awareness, Child development in orphanages, Disabled care, Women’s empowerment, and Sports education. Come promote social justice in Africa, gain technical and intercultural skills, and get a glimpse of different career paths open to you. We invite you to help us fight the war against poverty!

for a Summer Internship with the Environmental Non-Profit, blueEnergy!
More Information and to Apply: http://www.blueenergy.fr/spip.php?article545&lang=en
Interested in becoming a leader for a more equitable, sustainable world? Interested in sustainable energy, clean water, and/or community development? blueEnergy is a non-profit organization that connects isolated communities to clean water, energy, and other basic services to give people the opportunity to improve their lives. The Internship Program is designed for individuals interested in gaining hands-on implementation experience in at least one of the following program areas: water, energy, and community development. Individual work plans are developed by blueEnergy's Nicaraguan project managers so that each intern has the opportunity to work on a project and develop skills within his/her area of interest. Interns are also encouraged and provided the necessary support to conduct research on areas of their interest and the interests of blueEnergy's beneficiaries.

Find jobs
and internships at startups!
More Information: entrestar.org
Entrestar.org is the new student-run website for Brown students to find internships and jobs with startups. Positions are offered exclusively to Brown students. The new Student Ventures section features startups founded by current Brown students; many of them are looking for new members, so get in touch with the founders and get involved!


LAST CHANCE TO APPLY! Northwestern University Global Engagement Summer Institute! TODAY!
Application Deadline:
April 2
More information: www.gesi.northwestern.edu/application-process
Northwestern University’s Global Engagement Summer Institute (GESI) combines study abroad and experiential education through academic coursework at Northwestern and international internships in Bolivia, India, Nicaragua, Uganda, and South Africa. The program admits 40-50 non-Northwestern students every summer. Students receive intensive pre-departure coursework and training, course credit, an internship at a vetted community-based organization, a local homestay, and a comprehensive post-trip reflection and Final Learning Summit. Through transformative opportunities in international service learning, students form partnerships with grassroots NGOs and communities in the developing world to advance sustainable, community-driven change.

for a Summer Exchange Program in Beirut! 04/10!
When: June 10-24, 2012
Application deadline: April 10, 2012
More Information: hhttp://thebeirutexchange.com/images/stories/products/

The Beirut Exchange program rests on three tracks: Academic - Participants will attend a series of lectures and colloquia led by leading professors and public intellectuals. Topics will include: The Arab Uprisings; The Special Tribunal for Lebanon; The United Nations as peacekeeper and mediator; Engaging political Islam; Asymmetrical conflict: the July 2006 Lebanon war; Human Rights in the Middle East and other topics. Language - Participants will have the option of attending approximately 20 hours of Arabic language instruction at the Saifi Arabic Institute for Arabic Language in Beirut. Modules for different levels of Arabic will be available. Dialogue with Leaders - Participants will have the opportunity to meet, listen and engage leading social, political and economic leaders from across the spectrum in Lebanon - with a particular (though not exclusive) emphasis on exposure to Islamist and opposition currents. Please request an application by sending an email to info@mideastwire.com.

Learn a SE Asian Language Opportunity for Academic Credit this Summer! 04/16!
When: June 18 - August 10
Where: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Application Deadline: April 16th
More Information and to Apply: http://seassi.wisc.edu
The Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) will be held on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Students complete a full academic year of language study over the eight-week session. Instruction tailored for heritage language students is offered for Filipino, Hmong, Khmer, Lao, and Vietnamese. Scholarship competitions are now open.

for a Summer Exchange Program in Tunis! 04/20!
When: June 25-July 5
Application deadline: April 20, 2012
More Information: http://www.cematmaghrib.org/
Mideastwire.com is pleased to announce the first Tunis Exchange in partnership with CEMAT, the overseas research center of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies based in Tunis. Like our other Exchanges in the region, the ten-day program will engage students from around the world in a multifaceted discussion of some of the key issues facing Tunisia and the wider region.
The Tunis Exchange will be held over seven days at El-Hana hotel in downtown Tunis. Students are expected to stay in the hotel, unless permission for offsite stay is requested and provided, as most meetings will take place in our conference room at the hotel. Off-site meetings will entail bus travel as a group in and around Tunis. At least three days of the program will entail travel to other cities and regions in Tunisia for meetings with local activists, intellectuals, academics and political/religious leaders, including in Sidi Bouzid, Sfax and Bizerte. Please request an application by sending an email to info@mideastwire.com.

to Study Abroad in Prague in Schools 2012! 04/30!
When: June 30 – July 7
More Information: www.praguesummerschools.org
Application Deadline: April 30, 2012
The Prague's Center for Public Policy (Centrum pro verejnou politiku - CPVP) is pleased to announce the forthcoming Prague Summer Schools 2012 on the following topics:

European Summer Institute on the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels
Summer School on Crime, Law and Psychology
Summer School on European Union: Interests versus Culture?
Summer School on China: A World Superpower - Myth or Reality?
Where? Summer Schools will take place in Prague, Czech Republic

The Prague Summer Schools are seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment. Our website contains detailed information on academic content, guidelines to application process including on-line application, practicalities, photos and alumni feedback.

Bologna, Italy Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, & Reconciliation
When: June 16 - July 14, 2012
Where: Johns Hopkins University SAIS Bologna Center, Bologna, Italy
Application deadline: Monday, 23 April 2012
More Information: http://ipsinstitute.org/bologna2012/
Training in international negotiation, mediation, facilitation, strategic nonviolent action, social entrepreneurship, project planning and design, trauma healing, and more; Training led by the globe's top academics and practitioners. 
Optional Academic Credit offered: M.A.
Total Reduced Tuition for participants from Brown: 4250 EUR (750 EUR of financial aid) - tuition includes all educational materials, shared room in 4-star hotel, meals (breakfast and lunch Mon-Fri), in-country transportation, and special events.

APPLY! The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice
When: July 21 - August 18, 2012
Where: Clingendael Institute for International Relations, The Hague, The Netherlands
Application deadline: Monday, 14 May 2012
More Information: http://ipsinstitute.org/the-hague-2012/
Training in the skills necessary to holistically restructure a society after the cessation of violent conflict and/or authoritarian rule, as well as bring those responsible for human rights violations to justice; formal lectures, site visits to International Tribunals and Courts, and interactive simulations and workshops led by the field's top academics and practitioners. 
Optional Academic Credit offered: LLM
Total Reduced Tuition for participants from Brown: 4000 EUR (1,000 EUR of financial aid)- tuition includes all educational materials, private single room with en-suite bathroom, meals (breakfast and lunch Mon-Fri), in-country transportation, and special events.

Human Rights Delegations to Bosnia, Rwanda, & New York City
More information: www.globalyouthconnect.org/participate.html
Each program brings 15 visiting youth from around the world together with 15 youth in the host location (Bosnia, Rwanda, or NYC) to engage together in: a human rights workshop, key visits with policy makers and to historic sites, and volunteer service with grassroots NGOs on a variety of human rights issues.

Human Rigths Delegation to Bosnia
Location: Bosnia
Dates: June 22 - July 13, 2012
Age Range: 18 - 35 (Student/Young Professional)
Program Tuition: $2500

Human Rights Delegation to Rwanda
Location: Rwanda
Dates: August 2 - 23, 2012
Age Range: 18 - 35 (Student/Young Professional)
Program Tuition: $2300

Human Rights in the US Program: New York City
Location: NYC
Dates: June 22, 2012 - July 14, 2012
Age Range: 16 - 30 (Student/Young Professional)
Program Tuition (Visiting Participants -- full room and Board): $3000
Program Tuition (Local NYC-based Participants): $2000

for Summer School in China and Malaysia!
More Information and to Apply

The University of Nottingham has campuses in both China and Malaysia and in 2012 we are proud to be running our International Summer School courses the second year. These two week programs, which can be optionally taken as credit bearing, will provide a fantastic opportunity for students to be introduced to either China or Malaysia and will include a full social and cultural program and accommodation.

When: 23 June – 7 July
More information:

Course themes will include Digital Media and Creative Industries in China, How to Do Business in China and China’s Encounter with the World

: 9 July – 23 July
More information:

Course themes will include Politics, Culture and the Media in South East Asia and Doing Business in Asia.
If you would like to talk about any of these options please contact Anne Davinson (Anne.Davinson@nottingham.ac.uk) or Helen Foster (Helen.Foster@nottingham.ac.uk)

Study Spoken Arabic & Media Arabic (MSA) at Bethlehem University!
The Palestinian Arabic Institute - Documentation, Research and Training, under the direction of Prof. Dr. M. B. Halloun is offering summer courses at Bethlehem University. We offer different levels (beginners up to advanced) – with specialized teachers and a clear & systematic methodology. The Spoken Arabic classes start on July 2nd, 2012 and the Media Arabic classes start on August 6th, 2012. For more information please contact the program coordinator at arabiccourses@bethlehem.edu.


PRESENT at Georgetown’s Undergraduate Conference on Middle Eastern Studies
Submission Deadline:
April 1st
Email: sfsqmessa@georgetown.edu
More Information: CfPBrochure.pdf
We are pleased to invite Brown University students to participate in Georgetown University’s First Annual Undergraduate Conference on Middle Eastern Studies, organized by the university’s Middle Eastern Studies Student Association (MESSA). The conference will provide undergraduate students from across the globe with an opportunity to present and discuss their work with peers and faculty, as well as networking opportunities with regional luminaries.

The conference aims to encourage original research amongst undergraduate students relating to the field of Middle Eastern studies. We are seeking outstanding students from different disciplines in their penultimate and final years of their undergraduate studies that that are interested in presented a paper. Possible submissions can include a senior thesis, a capstone project, or a research paper concerning the Middle East. The conference will be held from 25th to 27th of May, 2012 in Doha, Qatar.

All costs related to air-travel, accommodation, and meals will be covered.


APPLY NOW to Study Abroad in Russia!
More information and to Apply:
The following programs, which do not require any prior study of the Russian language, are great opportunities for students to gain experience in a country very relevant to international careers – be they in government, business, or NGOs.

Policy and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space (spring/fall, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, and Moscow) 05/15!
Program dates: Fall semester Sept 3 – Dec 14; Spring semester Feb 4 – May 17
Application deadline: Fall 2012 - May 15, 2012
More Information: http://www.sras.org/policy_conflict_post_soviet_space
This program critically analyzes the post-Soviet era. Students will visit Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, and Russia and will discuss the conflicts in these states, both past and present, with local students, teachers, and experts.

Additional opportunities:
Central Asian Studies (summer, spring, fall, academic year, Bishkek)
More Information: http://www.sras.org/central_asian_studies
The Russian Far East (spring, fall, academic year, Vladivostok)
More Information: http://www.sras.org/study_russian_far_east
Russian Studies Abroad (spring, fall, academic year, Moscow)
More Information: http://www.sras.org/russian_studies


APPLY NOW 2012 Graduate Recruit Program! 4/13!
Application Deadline
: Friday, 13 April
More Information and to apply: http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo, or contact Nancy Warrick at CRSGraduateRecruit@crs.loc.gov
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is recruiting for its 2012 Graduate Recruit Program.  The program is open to students enrolled in, or graduating with an appropriate advanced degree from, an accredited graduate institution between September 2011 and August 2012.  A variety of paid positions is available, including policy analyst positions in our Government and Finance and Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade divisions.

Initial appointments will be made for a period up to 120 days beginning in the spring/summer of 2012.  Some initial appointments may be eligible for subsequent conversion to permanent appointments, contingent upon participants’ performance and completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding.  

for Summer Internships in London! 04/13!
: 2nd July - 25th August
Application Deadline: Friday, 13 April
More Information and to Apply: www.city-internships.com
City Internships provides all-inclusive Summer Internship Programs in London for students and recent graduates seeking to experience and gain access to the Banking & Finance, Legal & Professional and Creative & Media Industries. The Summer Internship Program is a launch pad into the most prestigious, rewarding and intellectually stimulating careers in London - the world's center for commerce, enterprise and creativity. The program is open to students and recent graduates from across the globe and is designed to equip participants with the necessary skills, knowledge and contacts to launch thriving careers in today's ultra-competitive graduate market. If you are keen to convert your skills, ambition and academic accomplishment to real-world success, we would like to invite you to participate in our Summer Internship Program and become part of our global network of like-minded current and future business leaders.

The Fund For Public Interest is Hiring!
More Information: www.fundjobs.org
We’re looking for smart, hard-working students who work well in a team and are eager to work for change after graduation. The Fund for the Public Interest (aka “the Fund”) helps some of the top progressive organizations in the country work on issues such as clean water, equal rights for GLBT Americans, and ending subsidies to corporate farms. And we're hiring!

Specifically, we're hiring Citizen Outreach Directors to run our grassroots campaign offices across the country next fall -- working on behalf of groups like the Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign and US PIRG. We are looking for smart, motivated students who want to get their hands dirty and make a real impact on some of the most critical issues facing our society. If you are interested in applying, visit our website, or email etyran@fundstaff.org.

Exciting Post-Graduation Opportunity with U.S. PIRG!
More Information and to Apply:  www.uspirg.org/jobs
U.S. PIRG is a federation of state-based public interest advocacy groups. And working together we have a much greater opportunity to make a difference. We have a 40-year track record of organizing on these issues, and we’re hiring graduating seniors to jump right in and make a critical impact as a campus organizer or in our fellowship program. With U.S. PIRG, you can actually get paid to take on and solve the problems our country faces; from advocating for policies that will protect consumers from big bank and credit card rip-offs, to educating citizens and students about energy efficiency, and increasing participation in democracy. Please email Patrick@masspirgstudents.org for more information.

Advocacy Fellowship Opportunity After Graduation!
More Information and to Apply:
Environment America is a federation of 29 state-based environmental advocacy groups.  Each year, Environment America hires passionate, talented and committed college graduates to join our two-year Fellowship Program. As a fellow you'll: Plan and run your own campaigns; Research and identify effective solutions to critical environmental problems; Build and mobilize the political power it takes to make those solutions a reality; Lobby lawmakers; Publish opinion pieces in major newspapers and on key websites; Set up and speak at news conferences; Organize town hall meetings and rallies; and run citizen outreach campaigns to educate the public, build membership and raise money for our work. Please reach out to Megan Fitzpatrick at 609-392-5151 ext 307 or megan_fitzpatrick@brown.edu for more information.

Get a Masters at the American Graduate School of Paris!
For More Information and to Apply: www.ags.edu
AGS is an independent, private, non-profit American institution of higher education based in Paris, France. The School of International Relations at AGS offers a two-year M.A. program in international relations and diplomacy.The academic standard at AGS is high. The curriculum is both theoretical and practical, and students are required to research, write and defend a thesis of 25,000-35,000 words. French is not required for admission, but it is a graduation requirement and students study French with our partner institution, the Alliance Française, and some earn a recognized diploma in French language studies ring.

AGS draws students from around the world and the multicultural atmosphere in the classroom is a learning experience in itself. Paris is an ideal setting for the study of international relations as it is host to so many international organizations, NGOs and embassies, as well as being in proximity to other European capitals. AGS students take full advantage of this wealth of opportunity: guest speakers address them in class, visits are organized and internships are encouraged.