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Africa Crossroads – 12 noon, Wednesday, October 10
Africa Crossroads will feature a panel presentation moderated by Dr. Steve Howard, Director of African Studies and Professor, School of Media Arts and Studies. Titled ‘Teaching Africa’, the panel will explore old and new standards of teaching, new ideas, new directions, etc., and will comprise of Dr. Kingori, Assistant Professor, Department of Social and Public Health, Dr. Wangui, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, Dr. Frohne, Assistant Professor of African Art History and Dr. Akindes, Department of Sports Administration. The session will take place 12- 1PM, Wednesday, October 10 in the Multicultural Center.
An Evening with Tinariwen- 8pm, Thursday, October 25
African Studies and Stuart’s Opera House, together with the Ohio University Collective for Africa’s Arts, Ohio University Preforming Arts Series, and with partial funding from Arts for Ohio are pleased to present Grammy Award winning band, “Tinariwen” from northern Mali at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, 8pm, October 25, 2012.
Tickets: Tickets are on sale now at Stuarts Opera House. Ohio University students are able to get FREE tickets through Arts For Ohio sponsorship. Tickets must be reserved (1 per student) by calling the Stuart's office at (740) 753-1924, please mention that you are an Ohio University student. Then you must bring along a current OU Student ID with you to the show when you pick your tickets up that night.
Transport: Free transportation will also be provided to and from the concert (pick-up and drop off Baker 4th Floor). A sign-up sheet is available at Yamada International House for space reservations on the bus. Reservations can also be made by calling (740)-593-1840. The bus will depart at 7pm, and drop off at the end of the show.
OVIC: Cultural Consultants needed
Please help us to share knowledge and understanding about other countries in the world with the Southeastern Ohio community by becoming a cultural consultant with the Ohio Valley International Council (OVIC). OVIC promotes cultural and global sensitivity and helps to combat stereotypes in Southeastern Ohio by offering cultural presentations in K-12 classrooms.
A typical OVIC visit consists of a team of 2-3 students called “Cultural Consultants” (OHIO students from any world area or U.S. students who have lived abroad for at least one year) who visit a school for 1-2 class periods, depending upon their availability and classroom needs. Cultural Consultants’ presentations generally cover culture, geography, and language, are age appropriate, fun and interactive.
The program is free of charge to the schools. Transportation and a $30 payment are provided to each cultural consultant for every visit. For more information, please contact Kevin Corea at email@example.com. The cultural consultant application can be found via the following link: OVIC Cultural Consultant Application or: http://www.internationalstudies.ohio.edu/activities-outreach/cultural_consultant_form.html
Yale Journal of International Affairs, Call for submissions: Volume 8, Issue 1
The Yale Journal of International Affairs (YJIA) is a biannual print journal and online platform (yalejournal.org) that seeks to bridge the gap between the academic and policy worlds. YJIA publishes articles, interviews, and op-eds by scholars, think tanks, policy practitioners, and advanced graduate students on international affairs topics with implications for policy. We look for original argumentation and insightful criticism.
Recent contributors to the Yale Journal of International Affairs include: Francis Gavin, Robert Jervis, John M. Owen IV, Marc Trachtenberg, Stephen M. Walt, David Cohen, Alexander Evans, Janet Napolitano, Oona Hathaway, Stanley McChrystal, Tony Blair, Paul Collier, Joseph Stiglitz, John Negroponte, and Mary Kaldor, among others. To view YJIA’s archives, visit us online at yalejournal.org
The Yale Journal of International Affairs accepts three types of submissions for its print journal:
1) Articles (3,000 to 5,000 words) – Please include a 100-word abstract
2) Op-Eds (800 words or less)
3) Book Reviews (2,000 words or less)
FORMATTING YOUR SUBMISSION*
All citations should take the form of endnotes.
All submissions must conform to the conventions of the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition
All submissions must include a short bio, which should indicate current institutional affiliation and must not exceed three sentences in length. Submissions must be sent by email as Microsoft Word documents to YJIA Editor-in-Chief Mark Redmond at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 1, 2012.
* Failure to follow these guidelines may result in your piece not being considered. Authors will be notified of the status of their submissions no later than five weeks after the submissions period has closed. Release of Volume VIII, Issue I is expected in Winter 2013. The views expressed in this journal do not necessarily represent those of the Journal’s editorial board, board of advisors, or any other entity at Yale University.
Global Youth Connect: Call for Applications
January Human Rights Program in Rwanda
GYC, Human Rights Program in Rwanda, is looking for young leaders who are interested in the following (or related) fields: international relations, peace-building, conflict-resolution, development and human rights.
Young leaders (ages 18 - 30) are encouraged to apply. The application can be downloaded fromwww.globalyouthconnect.org/participate. Interested candidates can also view video and read testimonials, as well as review blog posts from our participants at gycvillage.org and the Open Society's YouthPolicy.org. Application deadline: October 17, 2012
International Graduate Historical Studies Conference - “History without Borders”
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, April 5-6, 2013.
What happens when scholars remove the lines that separate states, nations, generations, the sexes, and other divisions in society? The International Graduate Historical Studies Conference at Central Michigan University seeks to find out on April 5-6, 2013.
Increasingly, scholars in a variety of fields are ignoring the societal boundaries and geographical borders that have long separated those engaged in historical inquiry. The Central Michigan Graduate Student Historical Studies Conference will offer graduate students in the humanities and the social sciences the opportunity to explore the benefits, the challenges, and the limitations of crossing borders and moving beyond boundaries.
We invite proposals for papers or panels that adopt a transnational or interdisciplinary approach to historical topics. We will also welcome proposals that approach historical topics in ways that are more traditional. In keeping with the theme of the conference, we will organize papers into panels that highlight the transnational and interdisciplinary dimensions of historical inquiry. We are also very happy to announce that the IGHSC’s keynote speaker for the conference will be Harvard historian David Armitage.
Those interested in presenting should send an abstract of no more than 350 words and a short CV as an attachment to email@example.com. The chairs will give preference to those papers received during the early submission period, which ends November 4, 2012. The deadline for regular submission is January 13, 2013. IGHSC will present cash prizes for the best papers in several categories. For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at http://www.ighsc.info.
2013 APSA Africa Workshop: Call for Leadership Proposals!
The American Political Science Association (APSA) is now accepting proposals from political scientists interested in serving as co-leaders for the 6th annual APSA Africa Workshop. This two-week political science workshop will take place in the summer of 2013. Submissions must come from a team of two US-based and two Africa-based scholars. Those applying to be co-leaders must propose a workshop theme, location, and African institutional partner.
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the 2013 workshop is part of an ongoing multi-year effort to support political science research and teaching in Sub-Saharan Africa through a series of residential political science workshops. Previous workshops were held in Gaborone, Botswana (2012); Nairobi, Kenya (2011); Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (2010); Accra, Ghana (2009); and Dakar, Senegal (2008). Each year, the program is hosted by a university or research institute in Africa and brings together up to 22 Africa-based scholars, as well as four advanced PhD students from US-based universities.
Workshop leaders will serve as academic directors of the project who will be responsible for all substantive content. A modest honorarium will be provided and related expenses (meals, transportation, lodging, incidentals) will be covered. Workshop administration and logistics will be led by APSA staff in conjunction with the local partners in Africa.
The application deadline is November 1, 2012. Click here for more information or contact Andrew Stinson if you have questions about the program.
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