Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Funding: Faculty Fellows Program to Diversity the Professoriate

Our institution is participating in the Faculty Fellows Program to Diversity the Professoriate, a collaborative effort of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities, and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), a consortium of small liberal arts colleges.

With generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program will award 30 Faculty Fellowships for qualified candidates hired into eligible humanities, humanistic social science, and arts tenure-track positions at ACM member colleges through academic year 2020-2021. Information regarding the positions open for 2016-2017 are listed below.

The fellowship provides:
·         Funding for two years of each fellow’s salary and benefits.
·         A $2,500 travel and research stipend for two years.
·         The opportunity to have a reduced teaching load for the first year and either a reduced second year or extended fourth-year leave, at the discretion of the college.
·         Fellows also receive campus-based mentoring and consortial workshops to provide a rich introduction to teaching, research and scholarship, and professional development at residential liberal arts colleges.

Eligibility for Faculty Fellowships
The Fellows Program is open to all qualified candidates and encourages applications from individuals
·         from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans; Hispanics; Native Americans; Alaska Natives; Native Hawaiians; other Pacific Islanders;
·         first-generation college students;
·         individuals who have followed non­traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages; and
·         individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service and leadership in the academy.

In the 2017-2018 hiring cycle, ACM Colleges are eligible to designate Faculty Fellows in the following areas:

Beloit College: Religious Studies
Carleton College: Women’s and Gender Studies & Cinema and Media Studies (Joint Appointment)
Coe College: Philosophy/Ethics; Spanish and Latina/o Studies
Grinnell College: History
Knox College: Africana Studies; Anthropology; Music; Political Science
Lake Forest College: Psychology
Monmouth College: Classics; Psychology
St. Olaf College: Asian Studies/History; Environmental Studies and Religion; Political Science; Psychology

 If you have questions about the Mellon Faculty Fellowships, please contact Lilly Lavner, Liaison for the Fellows Program to Diversify the Professoriate, at 312.561.5921.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Conference: Transatlantic Relations and EU-China-US Relations Conferences

Round Table “Transatlantic Relations in Challenging Times” launching the Master of Arts
in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA)

28 September 2017, 16:30-18:30


The College of Europe and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (Medford, MA), are launching their new joint Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA) programme. To celebrate the start of the programme a round table of European and US academics and policy-makers will discuss the present and future of transatlantic relations, followed by a reception.
Programme and registration

International Conference “A New Order or No Order? Continuity and Discontinuity in the
EU-China-US Relationship”

29 September 2017, 9:00-18:00


The following day, the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies and itsEU-China Research Centre organise a one-day conference analysing the ongoing changes in the strategic EU-China-US triangle. The conference will focus on the relationship of these three major powers in the fields of trade and investment, foreign and security policy, and climate and energy policy.
Programme and registration
For both events participation is free of charge but prior online registration is required.

2018 ICSI Summer Seminars: Richard J. Bernstein, Jean and John Comaroff, Nilüfer Göle

Deadline: December 15, 2017

The Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (ICSI) at the New School for Social Research is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2018 Summer Seminars (June 10 - 16, 2018). Advanced graduate students and faculty are eligible to apply. Applications are due December 15, 2017.
ICSI offers advanced graduate students and faculty from around the world the opportunity to spend a week at the New School’s campus in Greenwich Village, working closely with some of the most distinguished thinkers shaping the course of contemporary social inquiry. The Institute is founded on the premise that responding to current and emergent problems requires developing our collective capacities to formulate new and better questions, rather than relying on the application of all too familiar ready-made theories. Our themes are mobile and responsive, joining conceptual labor with pressing political concerns in our times, in an effort to understand and act upon better that which is emergent on our collective horizons. The Institute offers a unique and intensive opportunity for fellows to pursue this charge in one of the three week-long seminars designed to cultivate styles of thinking and conceptual vocabularies that address the disparate sites and unequal conditions in which we live.

2018 Seminars and FacultyJune 10 - 16, 2018

The Relevance of
Hannah Arendt

Richard J. Bernstein
(Professor of Philosophy, New School for Social Research)

Theory from the South: Interrogating the Global Dis/Order
Jean and John Comaroff
(Professors of African and African American Studies and Anthropology, Harvard)

EuroIslam: Secular Public Culture in Question
Nilüfer Göle
(Professor of Sociology, EHESS)

Apply Now

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

CFP: Foundation German-American Academic Relations (SDAW)

Deadline: October 6, 2017

The Stiftung Deutsch-Amerikanische Wissenschaftsbeziehungen (SDAW/Foundation on German-American Academic Relations) is soliciting proposals for a “brainstorming conference” on the future of transatlantic academic collaboration. For its preparation, scholars from North America and Germany are invited to propose small working groups with specific project ideas addressing key challenges for the transatlantic community in the field of political, security, economic, societal and cultural relations. The conference will provide an opportunity to further develop and refine these project ideas in small working groups. The working groups may have a disciplinary or an interdisciplinary character. The “brainstorming conference” is going to take place in the second half of 2018 in North America or Germany. A significant portion of the time available will be devoted to enable the working groups to develop their ideas. However, there will also be joint plenary events.

The overall goal of the “brainstorming conference” is to generate both a broader research agenda as well as specific ideas for full-scale collaborative research projects to be pursued in the near future.

Funding for such follow up activities may be provided by SDAW or other institutions. The proposed working groups will normally consist of three to five scholars from universities, think tanks and other research institutions in North America, Germany, and, where appropriate, other European countries. The inclusion of junior scholars is mandatory for each working group as is at least one member from both Germany and North America. For financial reasons we favor small working groups. Our call specifically aims at scholars from Political Science, International Relations and Political Communication. However, scholars from other disciplines are welcome to submit proposals or participate in working groups if a good case can be made that an interdisciplinary perspective will add value to a specific project idea. While working group proposals from three to five scholars are preferred, individual proposals will also be considered if they fit in well with other proposals.

Proposals should include a standardized title page (see following page), a detailed description of the project idea (up to two, single-spaced pages) as well as short CVs of each working group member (up to two pages per person). Proposals should be submitted by e-mail. Incomplete proposals cannot be considered. Decisions on proposals will be made in November 2017.

The closing date for the receipt of proposals is October 6th, 2017.

Friday, July 21, 2017

CFA: Unity Global Graduate Fellowship Program 2017

Deadline: September 9, 2017.

2017 Unity Global Graduate Fellowship Program is available for US students who are enrolled as graduating institution and colleges.
Unity will award two fellowships of $60,000 amount. Each fellow will receive a total stipend of $30,000.

Applicants can get more information through the given link: Unity Global Graduate Fellowship Program

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Announcement: 47th St. Gallen Symposium

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Would you like to present your disruptive ideas to world leaders such as Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund, Dominic Barton, McKinsey & Co., Professor Niall Ferguson, Harvard University, Jack Ma, Alibaba.com, and Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam, President Republic of Singapore?
Discuss your ideas with the global elite, create an impact, win CHF 20,000.– and enjoy an all-expenses-covered trip to Switzerland. Seize the opportunity and qualify as one of 200 “Leaders of Tomorrow” for the 47th St. Gallen Symposium (www.symposium.org) by competing for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award. Including the following highlights:

  • Participation as “Leader of Tomorrow” in a global forum
  • Meet 600 top managers, entrepreneurs, politicians and scientists from more than 50 nations
  • Share your ideas with the symposium’s global audience
  • Small and intimate gatherings with world leaders, exclusively for the Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds from around the world and become a member of a global community
  • All expenses paid (travel, board and lodging)
  • Broad media coverage

The 47th St. Gallen Symposium will be held from 3–5 May 2017 at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, under the topic “The dilemma of disruption”. The St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award is the world’s most prestigious essay competition of its kind giving you the extraordinary opportunity to share your voice and opinion with some of the world’s most influential leaders and decision makers.

Have a look at the competition question and requirements at www.symp.sg/competition, register now to receive the latest news and tips, and hand in your essay no later than 1 February 2017.

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Summer program: Vilnius Summer School 2017

Deadline: February 28, 2017 (early-bird)

The upcoming summer we are launching Vilnius Summer School and would like to invite students or any other persons who might be interested in the courses Vilnius Summer School provides. We would be grateful, if you could share the information below with those who might be interested.

Vilnius Summer School is a week-length academic program dedicated to facilitate dialogue and in-depth analysis in the field of energy and military security at national, regional and global level.

We invite the best experts and scientists of their field to share their knowledge and experience with students and any other persons from abroad who might be interested in energy and military security issues.

We propose two courses on military and energy security:
  • Military Security course gives you a chance to get in-depth understanding about current threats the Eastern flank of Europe faces and the counter-measures it applies to deter aggressors and defend both - regional and national - security interests.
  • Energy Security course provides you with an opportunity to gain knowledge about national and regional energy policy attempts to secure sustainable, competitive and affordable energy for EU energy consumers - households and businesses.

We also promise engaging studies, international environment and leisure activities!

Why should anyone be interested in Vilnius Summer School? The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, is located near the geographic center of Europe. Such geographic location of Lithuania often leads to situations when Vilnius becomes the spot of clashes between the West and the East, especially in terms of military and energy security interests. Namely, the two courses of Vilnius Summer School 2017 will be devoted to discuss relevant issues of military and energy security. Join us in Vilnius Summer School 1-8 July 2017 and be in the swim!

When? 1-8 July, 2017
Where? Vilnius, Lithuania

We invite you to visit our website: http://www.vilniusschool.org/ and learn more about the courses we provide.

We also encourage students to submit their applications to Vilnius Summer Schools 2017 by the Early Bird deadline of 28 February, 2017. Should you have any questions regarding Vilnius Summer Schools or application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.