November 28, 2011
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Brown IR DUG: Get Information! Get Involved!

The IR DUG meets every Sunday at 5 PM in JWW 201 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 IR DUG activities include peer advising sessions, brown-bags with IR-affiliated faculty, information sessions on internship/career opportunities, and surveys.

For more information and to get involved, please email


SENIORS - Graduation Deadline THIS WEEK! 12/02!

Seniors, unless you really want to stay here for some extra semesters, you MUST revise your concentration and get on the graduation list ASAP! Just fill out a fresh concentration form (no essays!) and come see Dr. Elliott – the process takes only ten minutes.

Dr. Elliott will be holding walk-in open hours for Seniors ONLY on Tuesday 2:30-4:00pm. Please email if you have any questions.


Lecture - "Secrecy, Bureaucracy, and Occult Economics of Aid in Haiti" TODAY!
When: Monday, November 28 @ 4:00pm
Where: McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute
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This lecture is presented by Erica James, Associate Professor of Anthropology, MIT. Her research interests focus on violence and trauma; humanitarianism, human rights, democratization, and postconflict transition processes; race, gender, and culture; and religion and healing. This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.


Lecture - "Beyond Radicals and 'Sellouts': The Institutionalization of Black Movements into the State in Colombia and Brazil" 11/30!
: Wednesday, November 30 @ 5:00pm
Where: McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute
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This lecture is presented by Tianna S. Paschel, University of Chicago, Department of Political Science. This presentation will examine the divergent trajectories of black social movements in Colombia and Brazil. She will draw on Baiocchi, Heller and Silva (2008) in order to propose a theoretical framework for understanding the complex process of social movement-state engagement over time. She will argue that the different trajectories of black movements in Colombia and Brazil has as much to do with the structural context in which these movements are embedded, as the decisions movement actors make about what kind of relationship they want to have with the state in this new political and institutional context. This lecture is sponsored by the Colloquium on Comparative Research which is a cross-disciplinary program based at the Watson Institute for International Studies (WIIS) and tied to the Graduate Program in Development at Brown University. 


Film Screening - "The Reporter" 12/01!
When: Thursday, December 1 @ 8:00pm
Where: List 120
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"The Reporter" is a documentary about Nicholas Kristof and how he used journalism to bring attention to the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There will be free Nice Slice at the event! This event is sponsored by STAND - A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition.


China Through the Lens Film Series! 12/01 & 12/02!
When: Thursday
, December 1 @ 6:00pm and Friday, December 2 @ 3:00pm
Where: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute and Englander Studio, Granoff Center
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There are two upcoming events in this series: Chen Kaige's "Forever Enthralled" in the Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute at 6pm on December 1 followed by a lecture on the film, "Performance and the Politics of Gender: Transgender Performance in Contemporary Chinese Film" by Prof. Chengzhou He, Nanjing University in the Englander Studio, Granoff Center at 3pm on December 2.

The China Through the Lens Series explores the history and art of Chinese cinema in different periods and geopolitical locations. All film screenings are complimented by lectures featuring prominent film scholars who will offer criticism and analysis. This series features early Chinese cinema, Chinese film music across mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and contemporary Chinese independent cinema. The Year of China is sponsored by the Office of International Affairs.


Student Opportunities

Information Session - "How to Find an Internship Workshop!" 11/29!
When: Tuesday, November 29 @ 4:00pm
Where: CareerLAB Library
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Thinking about an internship next summer? Be sure to attend this workshop where Career Advisors will review the resources and strategies necessary to find a summer internship. If you know what you are looking for or have no idea what you want to do, this workshop will undoubtedly help.


DEADLINE APPROACHING! Human Rights Programs in Rwanda, Bosnia and New York City! 11/30!
Application deadline:
November 30
More information:

Applications are now available for Global Youth Connect’s Summer 2012 Human Rights Programs in Rwanda, Bosnia, and New York City. There are also three positions remaining on the Dec/Jan Delegation to Rwanda! Please check out the website for more information and to apply!

Global Youth Connect advances human rights and creates a more just world by empowering young activists from around the globe through a combination of cross cultural human rights learning workshops, volunteer service, and sustained human rights activism aligned with grassroots NGOs, policy makers, and other stakeholders. Students will learn about, and act upon, human rights at both the local and global levels, working alongside young leaders from NYC, the greater USA/Canada, Rwanda, Bosnia, and other parts of the world, with local NYC organizations and international human rights actors.


APPLY NOW! Volunteer Opportunity To Teach Civics! 11/30!
Application Deadline:
November 30 (Early bird deadline)
More Information and to Apply:

Generation Citizen is a rapidly growing non-profit that aims to empower underrepresented youth to become active participants in the democratic process. GC places trained college volunteers (Mentors) in the classroom to help teachers facilitate an “action civics” curriculum in which students learn about democracy by planning and implementing a project to solve one of their community’s most pressing problems. We are currently accepting applications for volunteer Mentors who are eager to gain leadership experience teaching and leading students in advocacy projects, earn valuable insight into the politics and grassroots initiatives of their local communities, and build strong relationships with other Mentors and staff as part of a citywide community of young people working for change. 


LAST CHANCE TO APPLY! Travel to Tunisia on a State Department Funded Trip! 12/01!
Application Deadline:
December 1
More Information and to Apply

The USA-TUNISIA Debates is open to students in the ages of 17-23. Major goals of the program include language acquisition in a practical setting with Arabic, French and English featured during the debates in Tunis with partners from the Mediterranean Business School, the Tunis Business School, Lycée Pierre Mendès-France, and the Tunisian Ministry of Education. Perhaps the most important goal of the trip is to learn about the Tunisian Revolution through the context of the debate process. Debate topics will center on the events of the past year while discussing the future alongside Tunisian students. Teams of four will feature one American student working with three Tunisian students in each debate. Additionally, students will stay with host families adding to the "people-to-people" goal of the program. Cultural trips to Carthage and Sousse will feature the rich history of Tunisia. Please feel free to contact John Tredway, Director with questions via e-mail at


APPLY NOW! Clinton Global Initiative 2012 at George Washington University! 12/05!
When: Friday, March 30th to Sunday, April 1st, 2012
Where: GWU Campus
Application Deadline: December 5, 2011
More information and to apply:

President Clinton will host CGI U 2012 at the George Washington University. CGI U is President Clinton’s initiative designed to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each CGI U student member makes a Commitment to Action: a specific plan of action that addresses a pressing challenge on their campus, in their community, or in a different part of the world. If you wish to be considered for Trip Assistance funding to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2012 meeting, you must APPLY by December 5, 2011.


Submit to Hemispheres: The Tufts Journal of International Affairs! 12/23!
Submission Deadline: December 23, 2011
More Information:

The Tufts Undergraduate Journal of International Affairs, one of the oldest undergraduate journals in the field, is now accepting submissions relating to this year’s theme of Transitions and Regime Change. Submissions should be research articles, approx. 5000-8000 words, written by undergraduates in a broad range of fields relevant to international affairs. To view paper requirements and guidelines, please visit . To submit a paper, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact


APPLY NOW! Summer 2012 White House Internship Program! 01/22!
Application Deadline:
January 22, 2012
More Information and to apply:

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today´s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and engage them in public service opportunities. The application for the Summer 2012 program is now open!


Internship Opportunity in Gambia!
For more information and to apply:

Gambian Internships, Inc. offers professional internships for students from a variety of academic majors. Internships are normally a semester in length and can be done for academic credit. Gambian Internships will work closely with you in finding the right internship and making sure that your experience is productive and enjoyable. So, whether you are into public policy, journalism, non-profit organizations, government, business or the arts, you will get an internship that matches your interests.

Most programs operating in Africa place students in the largest, most well known, countries such as South Africa, Kenya, or Nigeria. We like to think that The Gambia is a great alternative to those countries because it is poor and challenged in so many ways and therefore provides the perfect model for those students wanting to understand the developing world. As Gambia is a small country, students are able to see most of the country during their stay. For more informations, please contact


Study in Tunisia in Summer 2012!
When: May 27-June 16
More information and to apply: 

Loyola Professor Peter J. Schraeder will be leading a 22-day interdisciplinary and experiential learning summer travel course to Tunisia, “Arab Spring, Democratic Transition, Islam, and U.S. Foreign Policy.” This is an exciting time to participate in such a course: Tunisia’s Jasmine revolution of January 14, 2011, ushered in the Arab world’s first democracy, with more than 80% of Tunisians voting in their country’s first free and democratic elections in October 2011.  Tunisia’s Jasmine revolution also sparked the imagination of the Arab world, creating a domino effect as pro-democracy demonstrators continue to confront dictatorships across the Middle East and North Africa, including toppling the thirty year Egyptian dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak and the forty-two year Libyan dictatorship of Muammar el-Qaddafi. Please do not hesitate to contact Professor Schraeder ( if you have any questions.