April 16, 2012

Pre-Registration Begins TOMORROW!
Pre-registration for the fall 2012 term will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17.  Initial access to the registration system will be staggered for undergraduates as follows:
Undergraduates whose semester level in Fall '12 will be:
            07 and above               Tuesday, April 17        8 a.m.
            05 and 06                    Wednesday, April 18   8 a.m.
            Everyone else              Thursday, April 19      8 a.m.

Pre-registration is mandatory for everyone, and will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24. Make sure to pick your classes before that deadline!

IR DUG Advising during Pre-Registration
Still deciding what classes to take next semester? Unsure of what classes are even offered? Want to double check if something counts towards concentration credit? Upperclassmen members of the IR DUG will be holding office hours to answer these questions and more, as well as give you their personal opinions on classes and professors. Stop by JWW Lobby TODAY April 16th @ 3 pm to get some help before registering! Please e-mail brownirdug@gmail.com with questions if you can't make it. Everyone is welcome, not only concentrators!

Information Sessions! Get a head-start on your Fellowship Applications!
Fellowships at Brown support university-sponsored programs and nationally competitive fellowships that fund faculty-student research collaborations, unpaid internships, independent research and travel, and post-baccalaureate work or study both in the United States and abroad.
More Information: http://www.brown.edu/academics/college/fellowships/

What: Fulbright Getting Started Workshop #1 of 2
Where: Hunter Auditorium (89 Waterman Street)
When: April 18 @ 6:00-8:00p.m.

What: Mitchell Scholarship Information Session
Where: Smith Buonanno, 106 (95 Cushing Street)
When: April 19 @ 4:00-5:30p.m.

What: Fulbright Getting Started Workshop # 2
Where: Wilson, Room 101 (Main Green)
When: May 2 @ 6:00-8:00p.m.

APPLY NOW! 2012-2013 IR Program Student Assistant Needed!
The International Relations Program is seeking a student assistant to work 10-15 hours/week in the Watson Institute's Academic Programs Office! The student assistant will work closely with the Associate Director and Program Developer, completing office and administrative work for the International Relations Program as needed. Must be an IR concentrator. Junior-standing preferred, but all are welcome to apply.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the current assistant Vasundhara Prasad (aka the person writing this) at irprogram@brown.edu or vasundhara_prasad@brown.edu! This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to have a closer connection with the IR Program – so send in your application today! You can access the application on the Students Employment website.

Attention Seniors! Important Commencement Information!
For everything you need to know -- and tell your families -- to make commencement a most enjoyable day, please see the IR website for information! Details about the Cap and Gown, Rehearsal, Place & Time, Seating, Tickets, Double Concentrators, and Food & Drink can be found here

Reminder - Island Photography will be taking professional pictures at the IR diploma ceremony. For accurate sequencing all graduates must complete this form. All information will be kept confidential. There is absolutely *NO obligation* to purchase photos.

Conference: “Cybersecurity and International Relations” SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday, May 3 @ 8:45am - 5:00pm
Where: Metcalf Auditorium
More Information: http://watsoninstitute.org/events_detail.cfm?id=1875
In less than two decades the Internet has become a valuable communications medium for more than two billion individuals, an engine for economic growth, and a vehicle for social and political change. At the same time the Internet has also created opportunities for fraud, theft, and espionage.  Addressing these cybersecurity issues requires international cooperation. It also requires that we prepare the next generation to cope with both the technology and policies issues in this area. This conference brings together experts from academia, industry, and public policy organizations to examine the cybersecurity threat, technologies that can be used to address it, legal impediments in domestic and international law to coping with the threat, the economic and political science dimensions of the problem, and steps that can be taken to mitigate the risk. The conference goal is to educate the larger community about the fascinating challenges that exist in this area and to highlight opportunities for creative and constructive contributions. This conference is co-sponsored by the Watson Institute and the Department of Computer Science.

In This Issue


Join the IR DUG
The DUG meets every week to plan events, discuss ideas to strengthen the IR community, and help concentrators take full advantage of the excellent resources the concentration has to offer. Past activities include peer advising sessions, brown-bags with IR-affiliated faculty, and information sessions on internship/career opportunities.

For more information and to get involved, please email brownirdug@gmail.com.

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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: " China and Latin America " TODAY!
When: TODAY, April 16 @ 4:00 pm
Where: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute
More Information: http://brown.edu/about/administration/international-affairs/year-of-china/romano-prodi-china-and-europe-globalized-world-april-9
As a Brown University professor at large, Ricardo Lagos Escobar spends several weeks in residence during the course of each academic year, delivering public lectures, working with students both in class and outside of the classroom, and participating in events and research discussions at the Institute. Widely regarded as one of Latin America's most important political leaders, Lagos served as president of Chile from 2000-2006. During his term, Lagos was known for aggressively pursuing free-trade agreements, improving healthcare and education legislation, and addressing the crimes of Augusto Pinochet's military regime. Since leaving office, Lagos founded the Fundación Democracia y Desarrollo (Foundation for Democracy and Development ) in 2006 and currently serves as its president. He is also vice-chair of the Inter-American Dialogue and was UN special envoy for climate change from 2007-2010.

Discussion: "What to do with Gitmo Detainees?" TODAY!
When: TODAY, April 16 @ 5:30 pm
Where: Wilson 302
More Information: http://www.facebook.com/events/309924289077533/
The Alexander Hamilton Society and the Brown Republicans bring to campus Northwestern Law Professor Eugene Kontorovich and Brown University Professor Arnulf Becker Lorca at the Watson Institute for an evening of discussion and debate as they discuss the future of Guantanamo Bay and its detainees, namely whether those detainees should be tried before Article III of the Constitution. Free Pizza will be provided!

Conference: "The Failure of the Euro?" 04/17!
: April 17 @8:30 am – 6:00 pm
: Martinos Auditorium @ The Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
More information: http://watsoninstitute.org/euro/?page_id=185
Host, Professor Mark Blyth: "think of it as an all day talk show with some of the most interesting people I know who have provocative things to say on this subject. And they are not just academics. Folks from the world of finance, regulation, media, and policy will all take part." It's organized around five panels, each of which will be run as conversation between three presenters, two discussants, and a moderator. Each panel is an hour and fifteen minutes; attend those that are of interest to you. The keynote speaker is Martin Wolf, chief economics correspondent for the Financial Times, who will be giving a special talk from 2-3pm on the 17th. See next entry for more details.

Lecture: Will the Euro Survive the Crisis?" 04/17!
When: Tuesday, April 17 @ 2:00 pm
Where: Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center
More Information: http://watsoninstitute.org/euro/
This lecture is presented by Martin Wolf. He is the Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 for services to financial journalism. He was made a Doctor of Science (Econ), honoris causa, by the London School of Economics in December 2006. Mr Wolf’s most recent publications are Why Globalization Works (Yale University Press, 2004) and Fixing Global Finance (Washington D.C: Johns Hopkins University Press, and London: Yale University Press, 2008). 

Janus Lecture: “Crisis in Syria: The Way Forward” 04/17!

When: Tuesday April 17 @ 8pm
Where: MacMilan 115
Join Amnesty International and the Janus Fellows for a conversation on the ongoing conflict in Syria, with featured speakers Professor Nina Tannenwald and Professor Huss Banai. This violent uprising has left over 10,000 people dead, and has sparked a vocal international response. Is there hope for peaceful resolution in Syria? How can it be achieved? Professor Banai will speak about the internal dynamics of this conflict, and Tannenwald will then explore the international aspects, including the possibility of ICC intervention. The event will consist of two 15-minute presentations, followed by a Q&A period with the audience for the remainder of the hour. Free East Side Pockets will be provided!

Conference: “New Approaches to Poverty and Inequality Reduction in the Global South” 04/18-04/19!
: Wednesday, April 18 - Thursday, April 19
Where: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute
More Information: http://angle.watsoninstitute.org/index/poverty/
This Conference will feature Cristovam Buarque, Senator of Brazil and former Governor of the Federal District and Minister of Education, Brazil; Askin Asan, Deputy Minister of Family and Social Policy Affairs of Turkey; and Miguel Szekely, former Undersecretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Ministry of Social Development in Mexico; T.R. Raghunandan, Member, State Planning Board, Karnataka State, India. This event is cosponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, the Graduate Program in Development, the India Project, the Middle East Studies Program, the Watson Institute for International Studies, and the William R. Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance.

Lecture: "Is India Shining? Reflections on India After Globalization” 04/18!

When: Wednesday, April 18 @ 5pm
Where: McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute
More Information: http://watson.brown.edu/events_detail.cfm?id=1841
This lecture is presented by Akhil Gupta, Professor, Department of Anthropology, and Director, Center for India and South Asia (CISA), University of California, Los Angeles. This lecture offers some anthropological reflections on India after liberalization. Despite high growth rates, social tensions seem to be rising in India. Uneven growth has led to increasing disparities between urban and rural areas, and between different regions of the country. I tentatively forward a theory that connects a series of phenomena that have largely been analyzed in isolation: conflicts over land in the urban periphery; an armed uprising in areas of the country inhabited primarily by indigenous groups; a middle-class movement over political corruption; the rise of the service-sector economy; the entrenchment of mass popular democracy and decentralized governance; the increased influence of industrial capitalists on the state; and the renewed investments in welfare programs. I will argue that all these components of India's political economy are tightly interconnected, and that understanding these interconnections helps explain why terms such as "neoliberalism" and "market-friendly reforms" are inadequate descriptors of what is happening in India today. This event part of the Colloquium on Comparative Research, a cross-disciplinary program based at the Watson Institute for International Studies and tied to the Graduate Program in Development at Brown University. 

Lecture and Book Signing: "Thinking the Twentieth Century” 04/20!
When: Friday, April 20 @ 1pm
Where: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute
MoreInformation: http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9781594203237,00.html?Thinking_the_Twentieth_Century_Tony_Judt
This event is with Timothy Snyder, Bird White Housum Professor of History, Yale University. Thinking the Twentieth Century is the final book of unparalleled historian and indomitable public critic Tony Judt. Where Judt's masterpiece Postwar redefined the history of modern Europe by uniting the stories of its eastern and western halves, Thinking the Twentieth Century unites the century's conflicted intellectual history into a single soaring narrative. The twentieth century comes to life as the age of ideas-a time when, for good or for ill, the thoughts of the few reigned over the lives of the many. Judt presents the triumphs and the failures of public intellectuals, adeptly extracting the essence of their ideas and explaining the risks of their involvement in politics. Spanning the entire era and all currents of thought in a manner never previously attempted, Thinking the Twentieth Century is a triumphant tour de force that restores clarity to the classics of modern thought with the assurance and grace of a master craftsman. This event is sponsored by the Watson Institute.

Lecture: "Explaining the Presence and Absence of Regional Parties across Indian States" at Harvard University! 04/20!
: Friday, April 20 @ 2pm
Where: Weatherhead Center, Harvard University, Room K354
More Information: http://southasianpolitics.net/
This lecture is presented by Adam Ziegfeld, a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. He received a Ph.D. in political science in 2009 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and, before that, an A.B. from Dartmouth College. His research examines various aspects of electoral politics, especially in democracies where clientelism is pervasive. Adam’s current book project explores party system formation in India, with a particular focus on regional political parties. Other on-going research looks at corruption perceptions, dominant party systems, electoral rules, and party nomination strategies. Adam’s research has appeared in Comparative Politics and been supported by the British Academy, the National Security Education Program, Oxford’s John Fell OUP Research Fund, and MIT’s Center for International Studies. 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.


WRITE for the Brown Human Rights Report!
More Information: http://brownhumanrightsreport.org/
The mission of the Brown Human Rights Report is to promote, inform, and expand the dialogue surrounding human rights.  Our publication--which features the work of students, scholars, and activists--provides a forum for discussion on issues ranging from specific policy recommendations to broad theoretical examinations of the field.  With a fast-growing readership both on and off campus, the BHRR presents Brown students with the unique opportunity to feature their work alongside that of world-class academics and investigative journalists.
We are looking for student contributions (already written essays to be adapted into posts) and students interested in working with the BHRR team as a writer or editor.  We have worked with many students to produce quality articles that now sit beside those of respected academics to be read throughout the country.  If you are interested in becoming one of those students, please contact us.  

APPLY NOW 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.


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.

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. 

APPLY NOW 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! 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 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. 

APPLY! 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. 

APPLY! 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!

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! Learn a SE Asian Language Opportunity for Academic Credit this Summer! TODAY!
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.

Bologna, Italy Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, & Reconciliation! 04/23!
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.

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.

APPLY! The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice! 05/14!
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.

APPLY! Study Abroad at Charles University in Prague!
When: July 7 to July 19, 2012
Where: Prague
More Information: www.europeum.org/ess2012
This summer school is organized by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy in co-operation with Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in European Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University. It is the 10th year of this European Summer School organized in Prague and the title of the Program is “Europe at the Crossroads”. Summer school is open to all university students from all over the world - diversity is a crucial aspect for us, last year we had students from 26 countries!

APPLY! 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.


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! 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.

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