Friday, August 3, 2012

William & Mary Policy Review: Call for Papers

The William & Mary Policy Review, the flagship publication at William & Mary's Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy, is currently soliciting scholarly articles for its Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 issues.

Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The William & Mary Policy Review accepts articles on a wide range of policy topics, including social, legal, global development, health, and environmental policy.  Further, we accept articles from all disciplines, including economics, political science, environmental science, management, the social sciences, and law.

Articles may be submitted Submissions via the William & Marry Policy Review website  ( or via email ( Submissions requirements can also be found on the journal's website.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Summer Jobs & Career Opportunities with Fair Share Alliance Fighting for a Fair Economy

Fair Share Alliance is a citizen-based non-profit advocacy organization that works to provide every American with a fair shot at a good job and a strong voice in our democracy. We are NOW HIRING for positions around the country. Click here to learn more.
While millions of Americans are struggling to find work and make ends meet, big corporations and special interests are getting billions in government subsidies and exerting far too much influence in our political system. Fair Share Alliance is fighting back! Through grassroots organizing and advocacy, we're working to create more jobs rebuilding America and expanding clean energy.

We're hiring Campaign Directors to lead our grassroots campaign for a fair economy.
We're looking for graduating seniors and students going into their Junior and Senior year who are passionate and ready to take action to create positive social change in our economy and democracy. If you'd like to receive more information, please fill out our online interest form here.

Interviews are being held right now and over the next few weeks. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis.
If you're ready to apply, please email your resume and a paragraph or two about why you're interested to Ali Blumenstock, Lead Campaign Director, at

Fair Share Alliance Campaign Director Job Description:


As a Campaign Director, you’ll be a part of building a Fair Share Alliance organization in your community and raising the profile of our issues to make a real impact in the lives of your friends, family and neighbors. Campaign Directors are responsible for building the grassroots movement to help everyday people have access to the American Dream. Specifically, you’ll run a local campaign office to conduct grassroots fundraising, build membership for Fair Share Alliance and support for our issues, turnout voters for the elections and keep the heat on the 1% in the media.


You’ll work on a team with other directors to run a successful campaign office. Each Director will be responsible for:

Staff Management

• Recruit and manage a 10-25 staff members to sign on thousands of members in your area to support our work and our issue campaigns.
• Train staff on effective canvassing and grassroots campaign skills.
• Develop new leaders and the next generation of political activists.

Grassroots fundraising and membership building

• Lead the effort to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars and recruit thousands of members for the organization locally. Specifically, meet or exceed your office’s goals for fundraising and membership.
• Canvass three or more days a week to raise money, identify supporters, sign up members and train staff.
• Manage all day-to-day administrative tasks related to fundraising, building membership, campaign and election work and general office management.

Issue Campaigns and Election Field Work

• Work with local coalitions of like-minded organizations, elected leaders and businesses.
• Run media events to raise the profile of our issues.
• Organize grassroots lobbying events and in-district meetings with elected officials.
• Work with the Fair Share Alliance political team to devise a local strategy for reaching out to base and swing voters.
• Recruit volunteers and staff to talk face-to-face with thousands of voters.
• Target and turn out our supporters to vote.


Training is designed to give the skills and confidence needed to tackle the challenges of building a movement. In classrooms and in the field, you’ll work with experienced staff to learn all the skills of campaign directing, including recruitment, leadership development, staff management, public speaking, media, fundraising, canvassing, and administrative management.


We’re looking for smart leaders ready to launch a project in their state.  Passion for the issues, strong work ethic, ability to work on a team and follow direction are a must.


We’re hiring for 30 locations across the country.


Email your cover letter and resume to Ali Blumenstock, Campaign Director, at

Thursday, March 29, 2012

2012 IPSA-NUS Summer School for Research Methods in Social and Political Science

The International Political Science Association and the Department of
Political Science at the National University of Singapore are proud to
announce the IPSA-NUS Summer School for Research Methods in Social and
Political Science.

The Summer School will take place from June 25 to July 6, 2012, at the
National University of Singapore. It offers intensive training in advanced
social science research methods. All courses are directed by outstanding
international faculty from the U.S. and Europe with experience of teaching
at similar events.

The Summer School is intended primarily for graduate students, post-doctoral
fellows, and junior faculty working in the social sciences, but is suitable
for anyone who wishes to improve their quantitative or qualitative research

For more information on Summer School courses, registration, scholarships,
and more, please visit If you have any
questions, please contact Eugene Tan anytime at

Please feel free to share this announcement with any colleagues, students,
or friends who might be interested in attending the Summer School.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

UNC-Wilmington Lecture in International Studies Position

The International Studies program and the University of North Carolina Wilmington are committed to fostering diversity in both our students and faculty. As we begin our search for a full-time non-tenure-track eligible position in International Studies, we request that you forward to us the names and contact information of any qualified minority candidates in your program.

Should you send us any names, the search committee will send a letter encouraging them to apply.

For your information, here is the official description of the position:

The International Studies Program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-eligible appointment in International Studies at the rank of lecturer starting August 2012.

Primary responsibility will be teaching the Introduction to International Studies course, although opportunities exist for teaching a topics-oriented course and for organizing and conducting study abroad sessions. The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester.

A master’s degree is required, but the area of international specialization is open. Applicants are expected to have significant international experience, facility with a language other than English, interdisciplinary teaching experience, and display evidence of excellence in teaching. Salary will depend on qualifications.

To apply, please complete the online application process available on the web at A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references should be attached to the online application. MS Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 14, 2012. For more information on the program, please Additional information should be directed to Herbert Berg, Director of International Studies, by e-mail at .

UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

2012 Service Fellowship Program

Announcing the 2012 Service Fellowship Program!

The 2012 Service Fellowship Program is designed to support UM students interested in participating in service-oriented, summer internships that would otherwise be unpaid.  Supported by a grant from the Atlantic Coast Conference International Academic Collaborative the program provides stipends of up to $3000 to students who will participate in full-time, unpaid internships in government, education, the nonprofit sector, or the public interest/advocacy sector.

The deadline to apply for this fellowship is Friday, April 13 at 5:00pm.

Applications may be obtained at under the "Grants for UM students" link or by emailing

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

GFFD Announces Lauch of Fellows Program Website

GFDD Announces Launch of Fellows Program Website
New York, March 5, 2012

Launched in 2009, the program responds to the GFDD/ FUNGLODE's desire to develop a community of scholars that contributes to the growing body of research on matters of international concern that directly impact the Dominican Republic.

Fellows Program seeks to develop scholarship on issues at the forefront of the United Nations' agenda in order to give voice to national and regional concern and to offer viable solutions to domestic and international challenges.

Visit the webpage at:

GFDD Anuncia el Lanzamiento de la Página Web del Fellows Program
New York, 5 de marzo, 2012

Lanzado en 2009, este programa responde al deseo de GFDD/FUNGLODE para desarrollar una comunidad de estudiosos que contribuye al creciente cuerpo de investigación sobre asuntos de interés internacional que impactan directamente en la República Dominicana.

Fellows Program tiene como objetivo desarrollar la beca a la vanguardia de la agenda de las Naciones Unidas con el fin de dar voz a la preocupación nacional y regional, para ofrecer soluciones viables a los retos nacionales e internacionales.

Por favor visite la página web:

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"It Gets Better - UM" Campaign - Seeking Volunteers Willing to Share their Stories

Presently, Robert Hupf is putting together an interesting program at UM.  Specifically, Mr. Hupf is reaching out to seek assistance for a little project he is trying to implement: an "It Gets Better" video for the University of Miami. 

If you haven't seen the youtube videos or heard about the It Gets Better campaign, I strongly recommend taking a few minutes and watching the attached links at the bottom of this email. In short, the campaign aims at spreading positive messaging to overcome sexuality and gender based bullying, discrimination, and ostracization (particularly for those of the LGBTQ spectrum). It does this by spreading testimonials, advice, and personal narratives of individuals who went through that same adversity but kept strong; they eventually came to realize what the campaign is named after - things got better. They found acceptance from friends and family, were able to meet their partners and start families, and in general come to appreciate themselves and their identities as normal and essential, not something to fear over, fret about, or reject completely. Particularly for the college editions of the It Gets Better campaign, many of these students found such acceptance once they joined the larger undergraduate community.

Currently, the video is being proposed as part of Social Justice Week. SJW is going to be the week of April 16-20, and at the end of week there is going to be TEDx conference here at UM. Unfortunately (in terms of scheduling), Friday April 20 is also Day of Silence; our intention is thus to actually show this "It Gets Better" video as the presentation on the LGBTQ issue rather than giving a formalized presentation.

Why we need you - the most essential part of any It Gets Better video is the real-life testimonies of LGBTQ individuals coming forward and telling their stories. What I am also hoping is that our own video can include the voice of allies who also step forward with words of support/love, with their own tales of speaking out (or being a bystander) and how that made them feel; we want the video to show that UM, despite its conservative reputation, is united on this issue. But we need folks who are willing to share.

If you personally would like to share your story, words of wisdom, advice, or any other testimony, please let us know as soon as possible so we can try and arrange filming day (faculty, students, and general University of Miami affiliated representatives are all welcome). Also, if you know of anyone else who would be interested, or would like to send this message along to others, please go ahead and do so. My email is and I'll be happy to take any inquiries, suggestions, or general criticisms =).

Mr. Hupf's full contact info is listed below:
Robert Hupf
Social Justice Week Member     
P.S. - Here are a few It Gets Better videos

Monday, February 27, 2012


The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University have the following funding opportunities for postgraduate courses being offered in 2012-13: Over $80,000 in Studentship and Bursary funding for incoming MA or PhD students available to UK, EU or International students. Please see the following link for further details:
We have eight MA programmes in Politics, including programmes in ‘International Studies’, ‘Global Justice and Ethics’ and ‘Globalization, Poverty and Development’, ‘Critical Geopolitics’, 'World Politics and Popular Culture', ‘European Union Studies’, ‘International Political Economy’ and ‘Politics (Research)’ – for details see:
We would particularly welcome applications from students wishing to study for a PhD in any area of Politics.  You can find details of staff interests and student blogs by following the link above.
If you have any queries, please contact Amanda Baxter ( or Karyn McCloud (

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

W&M Policy Review Call for Papers

The William & Mary Policy Review is now accepting submissions and subscription requests for the Spring 2012 issue. 

Submissions from professors and students from all disciplines will be accepted and should discuss timely topics in public policy.  These submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Papers should be submitted via email to: 

For more information please visit the following Web page: WWW.WMPOLICYREVIEW.ORG

Thursday, February 16, 2012

So You Want to Be a Diplomat: A "How To" and Stories from the Field

Lara O’Neill (UM Law Grad ’05) is a U.S. Diplomat current serving at the U.S. Embassy in Nassau, The Bahamas.  Just prior to joining the State Department she was the Miami Law Director of International Public Interest Programs and took students to Namibia for human rights coursework.  
Ms. O’Neill will meet with students to discuss the process of becoming a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. State Department as well as share stories from her experience in the Bahamas.
So, come and learn more about the Foreign Service and how you can use your educational skills to help forge U.S. foreign policy.
Date: February 20, 2012
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am
Location: Law School Faculty Lounge – 4th Floor Law Library
Pastries & Coffee will be served.
The first 50 students to RSVP by Sunday, February 19 at midnight will be able to attend.  RSVP for this event at

Sunday, February 5, 2012

United Nations Tokyo University Post-Doc Fellowships

The United Nations University in Tokyo is currently accepting applications for its post-doctoral fellowship program.

Applications for the next round of post-docs (starting 1 September 2012) are due end of this month: 29 February 2012. The post-docs are 2 years, research only, and based in Tokyo. One of the streams for the program at UNU-ISP is ‘Peace and Security’ (there are also ‘International Cooperation and Development’ and ‘Global Change and Sustainability’).

The Peace and Security section develops research on threats to the peace, such as violent conflicts, human rights abuses, proliferation of weapons, terrorism, but is gradually expanding its analysis, within the globally changing geopolitical context, to integrate other aspects of human security - challenges of climate change, poverty and under-development, economic globalization and interdependence. The section places particular emphasis on how to address such new challenges in vulnerable post-conflict situations, looking at sustainable, long-term approaches to peacebuilding and human rights, aiming to prevent state's failure and communities falling back into violence. The JSPS Fellow will conduct research that fits broadly within the themes above.

Required qualifications:
• PhD degree in social sciences generally, or international law/international relations in particular
• Fluency in English is essential, working knowledge of another language is desirable
• Applications from women and candidates originating from developing countries are encouraged

Full details of the application process can be found here:

Further questions may be addressed to Dr. Christopher Hobson whose contact information is listed below.

Dr. Christopher Hobson
Research Associate
Institute for Sustainability and Peace
United Nations University
5-53-70 Jingumae
Tokyo 150-8925

Friday, January 27, 2012

Florida Gubernatorial Fellows

Florida’s Most Prestigious Leadership and Public Service Program
Application Deadline: March 2, 2012
Governor Rick Scott invites Florida college and university students to apply for the 2012-2013 Gubernatorial Fellows Program. Participation in the program provides college and university students with firsthand, high-level experience and insight into how government operates. Established in 2004 and endowed by Al and Dawn Hoffman in 2005, the program gives Florida college and university students the unique opportunity to work alongside state government’s top staff for two semesters.
The Gubernatorial Fellows Program provides students from all academic disciplines who are interested in public service with the opportunity to gain experience and exposure by working in key areas of government. Gubernatorial Fellows are assigned to the Executive Office of the Governor and the Governor’s agencies, based on their major or area of concentration. Fellows work a minimum of 20 hours per week and are paid for their time on the job. In most cases, tuition is waived for program participants. 
Fellows also participate in a weekly lecture series, where they meet face-to-face with prominent leaders, including Governor Scott, Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll, Cabinet officers, agency heads and other top government officials. Fellows also travel throughout Florida and to Washington, D.C. to meet with local and federal government officials. These additional commitments are designed to broaden the Fellows’ exposure to government and enhance the experience of all participants.
To be eligible for a Gubernatorial Fellowship, candidates should be enrolled at a Florida college or university as an upperclassman (junior or senior) or a graduate student. Applicants should exhibit strong leadership, written and oral communication skills, community activism and a desire to serve the people of Florida. Approximately 12 students from around the state will be selected based on a competitive application process. Preference is given to graduate students.
Applications are due by March 2, 2012. The Fellowship will follow the university calendar starting in August 2012 and ending in May 2013. Selected Fellows will be notified in June of 2012.
For more information and to apply for the Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program, please visit