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Fellowship: Atlas Corps

Apply for a Paid, Overseas Fellowship with Atlas Corps

Priority Deadline: March 22, but applications accepted year-round

Atlas Corps seeks nonprofit leaders from around the world to apply for Fellowships in the U.S. and Latin America. Profiled as a "best practice" in international exchange by the Brookings Institution and featured in the Washington Post as a model social entrepreneurship program, Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 12-18 month, professional fellowships at organizations to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global leaders. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations such as Ashoka, CARE, the Grameen Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, UNICEF, and the UN Foundation. In addition, Fellows will supplement daily knowledge with theoretical topics presented in the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab and networking with leaders from around the world. This prestigious fellowship includes a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing) and health insurance. Applications are accepted year-round, but to be considered for the September class, we encourage applications by March 22.

For more details about eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit http://bit.ly/ApplyToAtlasCorps.

Job: Executive Director, International Response & Programs with the American Red Cross (Wash DC)


The American Red Cross (ARC) International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. The American Red Cross continues to deepen and expand its international programming while also working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent Network, in order to deliver critical assistance to some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.

SUMMARY:
The American Red Cross International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. In the coming years ISD will deepen and expand its programming while also working to strengthen the global Red Cross network, in order to deliver vital help and hope to some of the most vulnerable communities around the world.
Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks affecting the work; clearly communicates links between the organization's strategy and the work unit's goals; Generates and communicates compelling organizational direction inspiring others to pursue that same direction; Conveys enthusiasm and energy for challenges and rapid decision-making; Optimizes and facilitates collaboration across ISD and ARC.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the leadership of the SVP, International Operations, may act independently for the performance of IRP, design and develops appropriate strategies and proposals for the American Red Cross' implementation of international disaster response and programs worldwide, and provides direct management oversight to the Technical Unit, Regional Directors and teams, International Response Operations Center and the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC). As such, the incumbent frequently makes decisions on a broad range of administrative and operational issues affecting the international operations of the American Red Cross; and determines organizational structures.
• Participate on the ISD Senior Management Team in setting objectives and establishing strategies for the organization's immediate and future international plans and programs. Identify key issues of concern as well as opportunity, and ensure strategic direction is consistent with the ARC mission and values.
• Develop and implement programs to deliver core services globally through effective operational partnerships and global alliances.
• Ensure efficiencies, coherence and growth opportunities across and between units.
• Ensure that budgetary and fiscal standards for the programs are maintained and that the
organization and the department operate smoothly through effective teamwork.
• Supervise, guide, motivate and evaluate staff at Headquarters and abroad.

• May serve as the principal spokesperson for ISD on highly significant matters with leaders of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, the IFRC, ICRC, other humanitarian actors, government, and media.
• Provide leadership, direction, and coordination for building and maintaining an integrated set of international programs and knowledge management that supports and enhances the overall success of the International Services Department and its priorities.
• Work collaboratively with the Senior Vice President, key stakeholders and other senior leaders in the strategic development and delivery of high quality programs in advancing ARC as a world class innovator and leader in capacity building, disaster management and in preventing infectious disease on a mass scale.
• Manage the work of the Global Disaster Preparedness Center and ensure complementarities with ISD, NHQ and the Red Cross Movement.
• Manage, utilize, monitor and evaluate public and government funds granted, contracted or donated to the American Red Cross for international operations abroad in line with donor intentions and best industry practices.
• Deploy professional staff and volunteers on short and long-term relief as well as program assignments around the world.
• Represent the organization in discussions with senior staff at USG donor agencies and humanitarian organizations.
• Facilitate a cooperative relationship with ARC chapters, departments and other lines of service to provide opportunities for their involvement in international activities.
• May serve as Officer in Charge in the absence of the Senior Vice President for International Operations.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor's degree in Business or related discipline. Masters degree in relevant social science discipline required or a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) or Masters in Public Administration (MPA) desired.
• Minimum fifteen years work experience in international humanitarian organizations of which at least ten years of significant supervisory experience is required, as is experience working in multi-cultural and foreign environments.
• High visibility in the not-for-profit sector and previous interaction with government officials, aid agencies, and extensive knowledge of the Red Cross Movement is also required.
• A demonstrated record of success in analyzing and identifying problems and offering creative solutions and excellent organizational and management skills required.

• Ability to oversee and coordinate multiple staff, priorities and projects under a variety of deadlines necessary. Demonstrated skills in planning and creation of a strong infrastructure in order to build and maintain an efficient fundraising program.
• Ability to deal effectively with senior management, and display tact and diplomacy in difficult or sensitive situations.
• Excellent analytical, planning and organizational skills are required.
• Ability to communicate effectively in languages beyond English strongly preferred.
• Frequent travel (>20% required).
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Apply online at: https://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com
Number: NHQ30779

Internship: People's LIberation Army Studies with the National Bureau of Asian Research (Wash DC)

People's Liberation Army (PLA) Studies Internship

Are you interested in international affairs and China studies? Would you like to use your Chinese language skills to support a conference that assembles the world's leading specialists from academe, government, the military, and policy think tanks to examine critical trends in the study of China's military? If so, apply for NBR's PLA Internship!

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking a part- or full-time intern to be a member of the Political and Security Affairs (PSA) group, and to assist in NBR's annual PLA Conference. This position reports to Political and Security Affairs Senior Project Director, Travis Tanner.

Responsibilities:
Project Assistance: Drafting, reviewing, fact-checking, proof-reading, and formatting documents related to the PLA Conference; assisting with publications distribution; planning meetings and launch events; working with scholar and speaker invitees; researching key thematic issues
Research Support: Providing substantive research support for the PLA Conference and/or other PSA initiatives, including gathering and interpreting information and summarizing research papers
Administration: Managing information related to the PLA Conference, including tracking invitations, contract agreements, and publication drafts; updating contact lists; managing filing systems
Event Planning: providing administrative and logistical support for briefings, workshops, presentations, and the conference (e.g., drafting agendas; assisting with travel, accommodation, and venue arrangements; note-taking, etc.)
Phone Support: Answering incoming calls to the organization
Other: participating in and supporting other NBR activities as needed
Qualifications:

Current MA student or recent graduate preferred, working towards or holding a relevant degree
Excellent written, oral, and research skills are required, as well as substantive expertise and interest in
Chinese politics and contemporary U.S. foreign policy towards China
Successful candidates will have a high level of proficiency in Chinese language skills
The intern should be a motivated self-starter who can work independently or as part of a team, pays acute attention to detail, is organized, and works well under pressure
Application Process:

Applications for this position are due March 15, 2013. This internship would begin in the summer and run through fall 2013. To apply, submit the following to NBR:

Application Form: PDF or MS Word
cover letter that details your qualifications and availability
resume
a brief writing sample on a topic related to your field of study
contact information of three references, including name, title, affiliation, relationship to you, phone number, and email address
Please send applications by email to: Ms. Kailani Cordell, Director for Human Resources, email: employment(at)nbr.org, phone (206) 632-7370. This position will be open until filled and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Publications Internship - Spring/Summer 2013
Seattle, WA
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking a volunteer, part-time Publications Intern (8-12 hours per week) to assist with the distribution of NBR publications as well as other NBR publications team activities.

This entry-level position would be ideal for a candidate seeking to develop office skills and professional experience in publishing while also working at a nonprofit research institution. The internship, though volunteer, pays a nominal stipend. Students are also encouraged to apply for credit or funding through their home institution.

Responsibilities

Assisting with distributing NBR publications, including processing and shipping orders, tracking customers, and filing invoices
Assisting with formatting, proofreading, and copyediting manuscripts
Providing general office support for other NBR activities, including answering incoming calls to the organization
Qualifications

Current BA student or recent graduate
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
Attention to detail, positive work ethic, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a group
Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Interest in publishing; interest in Asia studies and international relations are a plus
Familiarity with QuickBooks is a plus
Application Process

Applications for this position are due March 11, 2013. However, we are seeking to fill this position as soon as possible and the review of applications will start immediately. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To apply, submit the following to Kailani Cordell:

Application Form: PDF or MS Word
cover letter that details your interests and availability
resume
a brief writing sample on a topic related to your field of study
contact information of three references, including name, title, affiliation, relationship to you, phone number, and email address
Ms. Kailani Cordell
Director, Human Resources
Email: employment(at)nbr.org

For more info, visit: http://www.nbr.org/About/openings.aspx

Job: Peace and Resilience Advisor, UNDP, Manila, Philippines


On the 15th October 2012, the Government of Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front signed the Framework Agreement which puts both parties on the path to end nearly four decades of intermittent violent civil conflict. In anticipation of this political shift, a UN Convergence Strategy was put in place that stipulates a new way of doing business in Mindanao through providing a basis for joint and coherent interventions by the UN system as whole, focusing on facilitating a transition of the region from fragility to stability. It provides a single and system-wide strategic framework to enable the UN system to move beyond internal coordination and ad-hoc instances of inter-agency coordination to delivering against a comment set of objectives and anticipated outcomes. The strategy advocates for the UN to adopt a political economy approach to shaping its engagement with good analysis of both the conflict and political dynamics. Further to this, the strategy calls for a division of labor based on local demand and comparative advantage to respond of the respective agencies.

In this context, the Peace and Resilience Advisor will work under the Resident Coordinator and with the UNCT to support the operationalization of the UN Convergence Strategy and other relevant engagement on the peace building and transition process in Mindanao. S/he will report directly to the Resident Coordinator.

Due to the complex and politically sensitive nature of the post, the work of the Peace and Resilience Advisor will have a direct impact on the standing and reputation of the UNCT as a credible counterpart in the implementation of the peace process. Further to this, there will also be a direct impact on the UNCT and its partners and counterparts to promote a coordinated and well-planned engagement and interventions in Mindanao, strategically targeting issues of peace and development.

For more information, please visit: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=35318


This material cross posted from Peace & Collaborative Development Network.

Job: UN OCHA: Humanitarian Affairs Officer - Political, Peace and Security, Humanitarian Affairs (NYC)

Apply by March 22

For more information, please visit: https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATI...;


This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) at Headquarters. The Humanitarian Affairs Officer reports to the Chief of the Strategic Planning Unit (SPU), which is under the Office of the Assistant-Secretary-General.


Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Supporting the coordination and implementation of the strategic planning process of OCHA; monitoring the implementation of the strategic plans and work plans throughout OCHA; conducting relevant trends analyses related to organizational performance; and ensuring the drafting of results-based performance reports.

• Serves as a strategy officer; advises on overall strategic direction on specific issues; and, more generally, reviews and provides advice on a diverse range of strategic issues related to safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance and the linkages with other related areas.
• Prepares strategy position papers for review.
• Monitors, analyzes and reports on OCHA performance as it relates to humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management programmes and emergency situations around the world.
• Assists in the production of OCHA global appeals (Annual Plan); ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions in relation to OCHA commitments.Helps formulate global project proposals (donor agreements) and relevant performance frameworks; provides technical support to field work.
• Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues; organizes follows-up work; and ensures the implementation of recommendations emanating from relevant studies.
• Assists or leads, as appropriate, in the preparation of OCHA reports, studies, background papers, policy guidelines, correspondence, presentations, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, etc.; provides support and information to relevant staff or external entities on specific issues.
• Partners with all OCHA branches and offices to plan and monitor OCHA performance in complex humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes; helps ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender-related considerations.
• Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside the UN system, including on early warning and contingency planning, etc.
• Serves as focal point on specific topics or strategy-related issues; keeps abreast of latest developments, liaises with other humanitarian organizations, donors, etc., ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues.
• Organizes and participates in work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with all HQ branches and field offices for planning and reporting on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
• May participate in planning and preparation of unit budget and work program.
• May provide leadership and work direction to assigned work team, and/or mentors and supervises the work of new/junior officers.
• Performs other duties as required.

Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge of wide range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related human rights issues. Conceptual and strategic analytical capacity, to include ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of complex issues that require a coordinated UN response. Demonstrated problem-solving skills and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of complex issues/problems. Experience and knowledge of result-based planning, performance monitoring and/or risk management, Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian affairs and knowledge of the institutions of the UN system. Demonstrated ability to complete in-depth studies and to formulate conclusions/recommendations. Ability to relate humanitarian affairs issues and perspectives, including gender issues, to political, economic, social and human rights programmes in affected country/region. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, social science, public administration, international studies, economics, engineering, earth sciences or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required. Experience in results-based planning, performance monitoring and/or risk management desirable. Experience writing strategic analysis and/or conceptual framework documents desirable.

Qualifying years of experience are calculated following the receipt of the first level university degree recognised by the United Nations.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Assessment Method
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice
Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds. Funding for this position is available for at least one year.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

No Fee

Cross-posted from: http://unjoblist.org/vacancy/?275407 and http://twitter.com/UNJobList/status/300759568676442112

This material is cross posted from Peace & Collaborative Development Network.

Job: Policy Program Officer (Nuclear Security), The Stanley Foundation, Iowa

http://www.stanleyfoundation.org/progoffannounce2013.cfm

Policy Program Officer (Nuclear Security)

The Stanley Foundation seeks a program officer for its Policy Programming Department. The chosen candidate will conceptualize, design, and implement the foundation's nuclear security programming, Foundation programming in this area relies heavily on expert dialogues (dialogues include US and foreign officials, influential scholars, journalists, and NGO leaders). It also includes analysis and a wide variety of communication and advocacy activities to develop and build support for specific policy initiatives. All foundation programming focuses on strengthening multilateral approaches to peace and security and building support for multilateralism, especially in the United States.

The Stanley Foundation brings fresh voices, original ideas, and lasting solutions to debates on global and regional problems. It is a nonpartisan, private operating foundation that focuses primarily on peace and security issues and advocates principled multilateralism. For us, principled multilateralism means working respectfully across differences to create balanced and just solutions.

The Stanley Foundation's work recognizes the essential roles of the policy community, media professionals, and the involved public in building sustainable peace. Much of our work aims at connecting people from different backgrounds, and that often produces clarifying insights and innovative solutions.

The program officer reports to the Director of Policy Programming and works closely with other foundation program officers and outside experts. This is an excellent opportunity to shape and focus programming and analysis that fits within the foundation's highly regarded work on nuclear security.

The ideal candidate will be broadly trained in the field of international relations with an advanced degree or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline. In addition, a strong candidate should possess:

• Project team leadership experience.
• Strong organizational and communication skills.
• Advanced analytical and writing skills.
• Demonstrated collaborative skills on behalf of shared goals in a team setting.
• Proven capacity to set realistic goals and meet program schedules.
• Clear ability to connect larger ideas with the practical realities of their accomplishment.
• Initiative and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Desirable traits include:

• Experience working with the US government and/or with international organizations.
• Experience with policy or foundation programming.
• Foreign language skills.
• International experience.

The position requires frequent travel. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

LOCATION: This position is located at the foundation headquarters in Muscatine, Iowa, a community of 23,000 people on the Mississippi River. The area offers affordable housing, good schools, and a variety of recreational opportunities.

The Stanley Foundation offers competitive salaries and a full benefits package. For more information on the Stanley Foundation, visit our Web site at www.stanleyfoundation.org.

Please send letter of interest, résumé, references, and writing sample that explains an international issue in a clear, direct way to:

Mr. Dana Pittman
Human Resources Administrator
The Stanley Foundation
209 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone: 563-264-1500
Fax: 563-264-0864
E-mail: jobs(at)stanleyfoundation.org

Deadline for application: March 18, 2013

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/

This material cross posted from Peace & Collaborative Development Network.

Job: Policy Program Officer (Nuclear Security), The Stanley Foundation, Iowa

http://www.stanleyfoundation.org/progoffannounce2013.cfm

Policy Program Officer (Nuclear Security)

The Stanley Foundation seeks a program officer for its Policy Programming Department. The chosen candidate will conceptualize, design, and implement the foundation's nuclear security programming, Foundation programming in this area relies heavily on expert dialogues (dialogues include US and foreign officials, influential scholars, journalists, and NGO leaders). It also includes analysis and a wide variety of communication and advocacy activities to develop and build support for specific policy initiatives. All foundation programming focuses on strengthening multilateral approaches to peace and security and building support for multilateralism, especially in the United States.

The Stanley Foundation brings fresh voices, original ideas, and lasting solutions to debates on global and regional problems. It is a nonpartisan, private operating foundation that focuses primarily on peace and security issues and advocates principled multilateralism. For us, principled multilateralism means working respectfully across differences to create balanced and just solutions.

The Stanley Foundation's work recognizes the essential roles of the policy community, media professionals, and the involved public in building sustainable peace. Much of our work aims at connecting people from different backgrounds, and that often produces clarifying insights and innovative solutions.

The program officer reports to the Director of Policy Programming and works closely with other foundation program officers and outside experts. This is an excellent opportunity to shape and focus programming and analysis that fits within the foundation's highly regarded work on nuclear security.

The ideal candidate will be broadly trained in the field of international relations with an advanced degree or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline. In addition, a strong candidate should possess:

• Project team leadership experience.
• Strong organizational and communication skills.
• Advanced analytical and writing skills.
• Demonstrated collaborative skills on behalf of shared goals in a team setting.
• Proven capacity to set realistic goals and meet program schedules.
• Clear ability to connect larger ideas with the practical realities of their accomplishment.
• Initiative and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Desirable traits include:

• Experience working with the US government and/or with international organizations.
• Experience with policy or foundation programming.
• Foreign language skills.
• International experience.

The position requires frequent travel. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

LOCATION: This position is located at the foundation headquarters in Muscatine, Iowa, a community of 23,000 people on the Mississippi River. The area offers affordable housing, good schools, and a variety of recreational opportunities.

The Stanley Foundation offers competitive salaries and a full benefits package. For more information on the Stanley Foundation, visit our Web site at www.stanleyfoundation.org.

Please send letter of interest, résumé, references, and writing sample that explains an international issue in a clear, direct way to:

Mr. Dana Pittman
Human Resources Administrator
The Stanley Foundation
209 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone: 563-264-1500
Fax: 563-264-0864
E-mail: jobs(at)stanleyfoundation.org

Deadline for application: March 18, 2013

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/

HHH students: 2013 Stassen International Grants (due March 26)

Stassen International Grants
2013 - Guidelines

Objectives
To encourage students to do internships, field experiences, professional paper or capstone research in the fields of international affairs, international development, or any of the specializations listed under the Humphrey School's global public policy concentration (ask for list from Sherry Gray) in the United States or abroad. Students in all HHH degree programs are encouraged to apply.

Requirements
The sponsoring organization and the project work relates to international affairs, broadly defined, or project is based overseas. Please read all guidelines listed in this document carefully.

Awards
The global policy area faculty will award grants for the summer of 2013. Awards typically range between $1000 and $2000 based upon need and the quality of the proposal, although some projects have received as much as $4,000, or as little as $500. Students are encouraged to approach the sponsoring organization for matching funds, even gifts in kind (some organizations have assisted with housing, lunches, transportation, or even loaned interns bicycles). The Humphrey School Career Services Office may assist as requested and possible. Please contact Martha Krohn (krohn036(at)umn.edu), Internship Coordinator, if you need assistance.

Eligibility
Any student currently enrolled in good standing in the masters program (MPP, MSTEP, MPA, MURP or MDP) at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs is eligible to apply.

Application Procedures
Applications are due by midnight, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Awards will be announced on or before Friday, April 5, 2013. Please provide the following information:

1. A one paragraph summary of proposed internship, field experience, capstone or professional paper research project (include a summary of your anticipated project expenses). Please list the name of your project faculty advisor.

2. A two page description of your internship, field experience, or capstone or professional paper research project. Please describe what you want to do, the expected outcome or product of this work, what background and expertise you bring to this work, why you have chosen this particular organization or area of research, and what this experience will add to your professional development. Please note any particular UMN resources (faculty advisors, university contacts or projects, university offices or facilities abroad) you are using to assist in preparation for your project. For research projects, please attach a comprehensive literature review.

3. A project expense statement and budget. Please attach a budget for your project that provides the following financial information: any compensation you will receive from a host organization, any other income, awards, or grants that you have for the summer relevant to this project, and the major summer costs you will incur (for example, travel expenses, housing, food or research-related expenses). Please see attached budget worksheet to assist you in creating a project budget.

4. Information about host organization or capstone client. Students applying for internship, MDP field experience, or capstone projects must provide relevant documentation relating to their host organization or capstone client. For internship applications: A signed internship agreement form (available: www.hhh.umn.edu/career ) is required. For capstone students, a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or equivalent is required. MDP students should submit field experience planning document (discuss with the MDP Coordinator). Professional paper students will need a signed paper topic approval form. The document submitted should describe any resources that the organization will commit to the project as well as the person who will be your primary contact and a brief explanation of the ways in which the organization intends to make use of your work. Students doing research projects should indicate any IRB requirements (see below).

5. A copy of your graduate academic transcript. A copy "released to student" is fine.

6. Your resume.

Please submit your application by email to Sherry Gray (grayx260(at)umn.edu) by midnight, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Late applications will not be accepted, but students are encouraged to submit applications even if signed forms with host organizations are not ready (late forms will be accepted).

Reporting Requirements

At some point during the funding period, please send a photo and brief description of your project to Sherry Gray for posting on Global Notes (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/gpa/globalnotes/).

Within a month of returning to campus on completion of the funded part of your project, please submit a two page report to the global policy area coordinator, Sherry Gray. The report will:
1) describe the activities undertaken,
2) give an assessment of the value of the experience for the student's HHH program and future plans as well as for the organization and/or people served, and
3) make a brief accounting of how the grant funds were spent.

Please also send to Sherry Gray a copy of any final reports, capstone final products, professional papers, or publications related to this funded project for which you were an author or co-author.


Please Note

• If your project involves travel to a country on the U.S. State Department's Travel Warning List or other warning lists, such as the Centers for Disease Control (see http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html), University policy requires you to seek special permission. You must apply to the Education Abroad Suspension Committee (EASC), which reviews requests to travel to these countries. You should apply as soon as possible, as the committee review process commonly takes 6 to 8 weeks. The Humphrey School cannot release your funds until you have received approval from the EASC. Information on the review process can be found on the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance website: http://www.international.umn.edu/travel/travelwarning/students.php

• In addition, if your project includes research involving human subjects, you must apply to the University's Institutional Review Board for approval before commencing your work. This process can also take several weeks to complete, so you if your project needs approval you should start your application now. The Humphrey School will need notification of your IRB approval status in order to release your funds. Information on the IRB application process is found at: http://cflegacy.research.umn.edu/irb/applying/

• UMN requires CISI International Health Insurance for travel outside the United States. All students traveling abroad in connection with their University of Minnesota studies are required to receive international health insurance approved by the University's Risk Management Office: http://global.umn.edu/travel/insurance/outgoing.html.


HHH students: 2013 Stassen International Grants (due March 26)

Stassen International Grants
2013 - Guidelines

Objectives
To encourage students to do internships, field experiences, professional paper or capstone research in the fields of international affairs, international development, or any of the specializations listed under the Humphrey School's global public policy concentration (ask for list from Sherry Gray) in the United States or abroad. Students in all HHH degree programs are encouraged to apply.

Requirements
The sponsoring organization and the project work relates to international affairs, broadly defined, or project is based overseas. Please read all guidelines listed in this document carefully.

Awards
The global policy area faculty will award grants for the summer of 2013. Awards typically range between $1000 and $2000 based upon need and the quality of the proposal, although some projects have received as much as $4,000, or as little as $500. Students are encouraged to approach the sponsoring organization for matching funds, even gifts in kind (some organizations have assisted with housing, lunches, transportation, or even loaned interns bicycles). The Humphrey School Career Services Office may assist as requested and possible. Please contact Martha Krohn (krohn036(at)umn.edu), Internship Coordinator, if you need assistance.

Eligibility
Any student currently enrolled in good standing in the masters program (MPP, MSTEP, MPA, MURP or MDP) at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs is eligible to apply.

Application Procedures
Applications are due by midnight, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Awards will be announced on or before Friday, April 5, 2013. Please provide the following information:

1. A one paragraph summary of proposed internship, field experience, capstone or professional paper research project (include a summary of your anticipated project expenses). Please list the name of your project faculty advisor.

2. A two page description of your internship, field experience, or capstone or professional paper research project. Please describe what you want to do, the expected outcome or product of this work, what background and expertise you bring to this work, why you have chosen this particular organization or area of research, and what this experience will add to your professional development. Please note any particular UMN resources (faculty advisors, university contacts or projects, university offices or facilities abroad) you are using to assist in preparation for your project. For research projects, please attach a comprehensive literature review.

3. A project expense statement and budget. Please attach a budget for your project that provides the following financial information: any compensation you will receive from a host organization, any other income, awards, or grants that you have for the summer relevant to this project, and the major summer costs you will incur (for example, travel expenses, housing, food or research-related expenses). Please see attached budget worksheet to assist you in creating a project budget.

4. Information about host organization or capstone client. Students applying for internship, MDP field experience, or capstone projects must provide relevant documentation relating to their host organization or capstone client. For internship applications: A signed internship agreement form (available: www.hhh.umn.edu/career ) is required. For capstone students, a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or equivalent is required. MDP students should submit field experience planning document (discuss with the MDP Coordinator). Professional paper students will need a signed paper topic approval form. The document submitted should describe any resources that the organization will commit to the project as well as the person who will be your primary contact and a brief explanation of the ways in which the organization intends to make use of your work. Students doing research projects should indicate any IRB requirements (see below).

5. A copy of your graduate academic transcript. A copy "released to student" is fine.

6. Your resume.

Please submit your application by email to Sherry Gray (grayx260(at)umn.edu) by midnight, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Late applications will not be accepted, but students are encouraged to submit applications even if signed forms with host organizations are not ready (late forms will be accepted).

Reporting Requirements

At some point during the funding period, please send a photo and brief description of your project to Sherry Gray for posting on Global Notes (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/gpa/globalnotes/).

Within a month of returning to campus on completion of the funded part of your project, please submit a two page report to the global policy area coordinator, Sherry Gray. The report will:
1) describe the activities undertaken,
2) give an assessment of the value of the experience for the student's HHH program and future plans as well as for the organization and/or people served, and
3) make a brief accounting of how the grant funds were spent.

Please also send to Sherry Gray a copy of any final reports, capstone final products, professional papers, or publications related to this funded project for which you were an author or co-author.


Please Note

• If your project involves travel to a country on the U.S. State Department's Travel Warning List or other warning lists, such as the Centers for Disease Control (see http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html), University policy requires you to seek special permission. You must apply to the Education Abroad Suspension Committee (EASC), which reviews requests to travel to these countries. You should apply as soon as possible, as the committee review process commonly takes 6 to 8 weeks. The Humphrey School cannot release your funds until you have received approval from the EASC. Information on the review process can be found on the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance website: http://www.international.umn.edu/travel/travelwarning/students.php

• In addition, if your project includes research involving human subjects, you must apply to the University's Institutional Review Board for approval before commencing your work. This process can also take several weeks to complete, so you if your project needs approval you should start your application now. The Humphrey School will need notification of your IRB approval status in order to release your funds. Information on the IRB application process is found at: http://cflegacy.research.umn.edu/irb/applying/

• UMN requires CISI International Health Insurance for travel outside the United States. All students traveling abroad in connection with their University of Minnesota studies are required to receive international health insurance approved by the University's Risk Management Office: http://global.umn.edu/travel/insurance/outgoing.html.


HHH students: 2013 Stassen International Grants (due March 26)

Stassen International Grants
2013 - Guidelines

Objectives
To encourage students to do internships, field experiences, professional paper or capstone research in the fields of international affairs, international development, or any of the specializations listed under the Humphrey School's global public policy concentration (ask for list from Sherry Gray) in the United States or abroad. Students in all HHH degree programs are encouraged to apply.

Requirements
The sponsoring organization and the project work relates to international affairs, broadly defined, or project is based overseas. Please read all guidelines listed in this document carefully.

Awards
The global policy area faculty will award grants for the summer of 2013. Awards typically range between $1000 and $2000 based upon need and the quality of the proposal, although some projects have received as much as $4,000, or as little as $500. Students are encouraged to approach the sponsoring organization for matching funds, even gifts in kind (some organizations have assisted with housing, lunches, transportation, or even loaned interns bicycles). The Humphrey School Career Services Office may assist as requested and possible. Please contact Martha Krohn (krohn036(at)umn.edu), Internship Coordinator, if you need assistance.

Eligibility
Any student currently enrolled in good standing in the masters program (MPP, MSTEP, MPA, MURP or MDP) at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs is eligible to apply.

Application Procedures
Applications are due by midnight, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Awards will be announced on or before Friday, April 5, 2013. Please provide the following information:

1. A one paragraph summary of proposed internship, field experience, capstone or professional paper research project (include a summary of your anticipated project expenses). Please list the name of your project faculty advisor.

2. A two page description of your internship, field experience, or capstone or professional paper research project. Please describe what you want to do, the expected outcome or product of this work, what background and expertise you bring to this work, why you have chosen this particular organization or area of research, and what this experience will add to your professional development. Please note any particular UMN resources (faculty advisors, university contacts or projects, university offices or facilities abroad) you are using to assist in preparation for your project. For research projects, please attach a comprehensive literature review.

3. A project expense statement and budget. Please attach a budget for your project that provides the following financial information: any compensation you will receive from a host organization, any other income, awards, or grants that you have for the summer relevant to this project, and the major summer costs you will incur (for example, travel expenses, housing, food or research-related expenses). Please see attached budget worksheet to assist you in creating a project budget.

4. Information about host organization or capstone client. Students applying for internship, MDP field experience, or capstone projects must provide relevant documentation relating to their host organization or capstone client. For internship applications: A signed internship agreement form (available: www.hhh.umn.edu/career ) is required. For capstone students, a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or equivalent is required. MDP students should submit field experience planning document (discuss with the MDP Coordinator). Professional paper students will need a signed paper topic approval form. The document submitted should describe any resources that the organization will commit to the project as well as the person who will be your primary contact and a brief explanation of the ways in which the organization intends to make use of your work. Students doing research projects should indicate any IRB requirements (see below).

5. A copy of your graduate academic transcript. A copy "released to student" is fine.

6. Your resume.

Please submit your application by email to Sherry Gray (grayx260(at)umn.edu) by midnight, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Late applications will not be accepted, but students are encouraged to submit applications even if signed forms with host organizations are not ready (late forms will be accepted).

Reporting Requirements

At some point during the funding period, please send a photo and brief description of your project to Sherry Gray for posting on Global Notes (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/gpa/globalnotes/).

Within a month of returning to campus on completion of the funded part of your project, please submit a two page report to the global policy area coordinator, Sherry Gray. The report will:
1) describe the activities undertaken,
2) give an assessment of the value of the experience for the student's HHH program and future plans as well as for the organization and/or people served, and
3) make a brief accounting of how the grant funds were spent.

Please also send to Sherry Gray a copy of any final reports, capstone final products, professional papers, or publications related to this funded project for which you were an author or co-author.


Please Note

• If your project involves travel to a country on the U.S. State Department's Travel Warning List or other warning lists, such as the Centers for Disease Control (see http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html), University policy requires you to seek special permission. You must apply to the Education Abroad Suspension Committee (EASC), which reviews requests to travel to these countries. You should apply as soon as possible, as the committee review process commonly takes 6 to 8 weeks. The Humphrey School cannot release your funds until you have received approval from the EASC. Information on the review process can be found on the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance website: http://www.international.umn.edu/travel/travelwarning/students.php

• In addition, if your project includes research involving human subjects, you must apply to the University's Institutional Review Board for approval before commencing your work. This process can also take several weeks to complete, so you if your project needs approval you should start your application now. The Humphrey School will need notification of your IRB approval status in order to release your funds. Information on the IRB application process is found at: http://cflegacy.research.umn.edu/irb/applying/

• UMN requires CISI International Health Insurance for travel outside the United States. All students traveling abroad in connection with their University of Minnesota studies are required to receive international health insurance approved by the University's Risk Management Office: http://global.umn.edu/travel/insurance/outgoing.html.


Training: International Training Programme on Women's Participation in Peace Processes, SIDA


Deadline- April 30, 2013

Candidates are invited by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to apply for Advanced International Training Programmes on UN Resolution 1325: Women, Peace and Security. This program will be held in Stockholm, Sweden (Part I ) and Part II will be decided later.

The principle aim of the training is to contribute to-

Increasing women's influence and participation in the political process during conflict and post-conflict reconstruction
Increasing the recognition of the special needs of girls and women in conflict and post-conflict contexts
Further, the aim is to enable organizational change where participants will be given an opportunity to use the knowledge and tools provided by the programme to contribute to the implementation of UNSCR 1325
The training programme is focused on post-conflict and transitional countries. The joint venture between Indevelop and the Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation together with academics and practitioners from the field of women, peace and security will ensure that the programme will be both useful and inspiring, combining different international and national perspectives.

Eligibility & Criteria-

The programme admits 25 participants. It is primarily designed for senior and midlevel officials in organizationsworking with human rights and in the security sector. Participants should represent one of the following-
Government, e.g. relevant ministries, judiciary, military, police authority, human rights commissions
NGOs, e.g. human rights or women's rights organisations
Academic institutions
Media and the private sectorThe training programme will be organized and conducted in English and consequently a high proficiency in the English language is required.

For more information, visit: https://itp.sida.se/itp/Programcatalog.nsf/0/173CE6F78879B884C1257A95003B6A3B?opendocument

This material cross posted from Peace & Collaborative Development Network.

Do No Harm Training Course for Practitioners, May 13-17 in Barcelona

The Do No Harm Program has been a leader in conflict sensitive tools and techniques since the mid-1990s. The aim of the program is to develop practical methods for addressing the impacts of assistance on a conflict of context, and to help practitioners consider the unintended negative impacts of their well-intended work. The Program's keystone tool, the Do No Harm Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Aid on Conflict, is a leading methodology for conflict sensitivity. It has been widely incorporated by aid organizations working in the fields of development, humanitarian response, and peacebuilding.

Objectives: The primary objective of "Do No Harm Training Course for Practitioners" is to move beyond learning the concepts of Do No Harm to applying the tool. One of the key elements in overcoming the learning-doing gap is confidence. The Do No Harm Training Course for Practitioners will give participants experience applying the tools to real world scenarios in order to build that confidence.

Other goals of the "Do No Harm Training for Practitioners" are:

1. To give practitioners an understanding of the concepts of the Do No Harm Frameworks:

The Context of Conflict
Dividers and Connectors
Understanding the Aid Program and its Elements
Actions, Behaviors, and their Consequences
Impact Analysis
Generating Options

2. To introduce and orient practitioners to the dynamics of a context of conflict and the interplay of those dynamics as presented in the Do No Harm Relationship Framework.

3. To prepare practitioners in the implementation of conflict sensitivity via the Do No Harm Action Framework.

4. To give practitioners practice applying these frameworks and techniques to their own contexts.

Cost and Location Information: The training will be held in Barcelona, Spain, May 13-17, 2013. The price for the 5-day training is 1400 Euros. This fee includes accommodation at a hotel in an individual room, all meals and all course materials. It does not include the cost of traveling to Barcelona. Payment arrangement information will be included in acceptance letters after receiving your application. The training will be held in English.

How to apply: Please submit your Curriculum Vitae and the completed application form to the training team at ngoddard(at)cdainc.com with cc. to bcncentrepau(at)bcn.cat. Application deadline is April 1.

Organised by: The Barcelona International Peace Resource Center (BIPRC) jointly with CDA Collaborative Learning Projects (CDA).

This material cross posted from the Peace & Collaborative Development Network.

Job: Communications & Outreach Officer with STRIDE Program (Philippines)

Communications and Outreach Officer, STRIDE Program
Location: Philippines
Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party
Division: Education Programs Division

IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change globally. We enable local individuals and institutions to build key elements of a vibrant society: quality education, independent media, and strong communities. To strengthen these sectors, our program activities also include conflict resolution, technology for development, women and youth.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $70 million and a staff of over 400 professionals worldwide. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

Summary of Position
IREX seeks a Communications and Outreach Officer to work on a USAID Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (STRIDE) Program in the Philippines. The overall objective of this 5 year program is to strengthen the science, technology, research, and innovation capacity in Philippine higher education with a focus on disciplines that contribute to high-growth economic sectors as a means of stimulating and accelerating broad-based economic growth.
STRIDE will improve the research capacity and output, as well as the qualification of faculty and staff in select programs and universities in the Philippines. It will also strengthen linkages between industry and academia in high-growth economic sectors such as manufacturing and information technology, and strengthen or establish partnerships between U.S. and Philippine universities.

The position is contingent on funding.

Summary of Responsibilities:
· Support the Chief of Party in providing overall strategic vision and guidance for the program communications and outreach activities, focused on providing effective strategies for communications, content development, and effective distribution with the overall objective to increase the visibility and awareness of the STRIDE program among various target constituencies

· Develop, in coordination with IREX headquarters' team, messages, strategies, and annual work plans for program communications, prioritizing activities based on strategy and goals

· Design and oversee the implementation of the program's communications strategy in close coordination with other program officers, partners, IREX HQ and USAID/Philippines

· Contribute to program's progress reports, annual reports and other required reports

· Oversee the development and updating of all communications products, including newsletters, feature stories, social media, posters/banners, and other products as needed

· Inform IREX HQ of all upcoming program events, branding and marking, and other communications activities


Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Communications, Marketing or a related field is required
At least 5 years of experience in a similar position on related high profile program in the region.
Experience working on Public Private Partnerships preferred
Experience working in the communications field in the Philippines
Experience working in advocacy and/or public relations and successfully dealing with the public sector, the private sector, and/or civil society, community-based organizations, local communities, local government, and donors
Experience successfully working with Media
Solid planning skills and sound judgment dealing with implementation challenges
Experience with programs that support education and development preferred
Must be a self-starter who takes initiative and comfortable working with multiple actors in the public/private sector
Experience with communications on USAID-funded programs in the Philippines preferred
Excellent leadership, management and coordination skills particularly with multiple stakeholders
Outstanding interpersonal, communication, presentation, and analytical skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Computer literate in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
· Ability to communicate professionally and provide written reporting in English required


To Apply
Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

EOE

Job: National Field Director with the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (Wash DC)

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an experienced
National Field Director to strengthen our state networks across the county,
comprised of influential business, national security, humanitarian and
foreign policy leaders, who support a smart power approach of elevating
diplomacy and development alongside defense.

The Field Director will lead a team of up to 6 people, plus outside
consultants, responsible for implementing a nationwide program to engage
grasstop leaders around the country in support of our agenda. In addition,
this senior-level position will be responsible for strengthening our work
with partner organizations and overseeing digital advocacy efforts for our
grassroots activists. The position will report to the Executive Director and
reside in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities will include:

Serve as an Active Member of USGLC's Senior Staff - Participate in overall
strategy development and implementation for the organization.
Lead National Advocacy Strategy - Working with the Government Relations
team, fine-tune and lead the USGLC's strategy for growing, sustaining and
mobilizing the nationwide network of advocates on the smart power agenda.
Expand Statewide Advocacy Networks - Guide and implement national field
operation organized around expanding statewide networks of political,
business, faith-based, military, academic and community leaders in at least
20 key states.
Oversee National Mobilization Campaigns - Lead USGLC's national mobilization
efforts to organize in-district meetings with members of Congress, partner
with national grassroots organizations, energize state-based grasstop
activists, and integrate digital advocacy strategies.
Manage Staff - Supervise 4-6 direct reports: 1-2 Deputy Field Directors and
3-4 Field Associates. Manage consultants as needed.

Position Requirements:

The position requires solid political campaign and organizing experience,
superior knowledge of the U.S. political process, demonstrated supervisory
experience and knowledge of U.S. development and diplomatic programs and
policy. The ideal candidate will demonstrate superior strategic leadership,
communications, organizing and training skills, and the ability to
proactively engage prominent leaders in the political, business,
faith-based, military, academic, and civic communities. The candidate must
be comfortable with public speaking before high-profile audiences, and
working in a fast-paced, flexible team environment. Presidential and
Congressional campaign experience is highly desirable. Expertise in digital
and mobile advocacy is a plus. Frequent domestic travel is expected.
Competitive salary offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

About the USGLC:

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition is a broad-based influential network of
400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and
business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who
support a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development
alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

To Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to Beth Fellman at jobs(at)usglc.org.
Please reference "Field Director" in the email subject. Short listed
candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

http://www.usglc.org/job-listings/

What's Going on in Egypt? Feb 20 Discussion with Prof. Ragui Assaad & MPP Candidate Connor Molloy

WEDNESDAY (2/20) in Freeman Commons from 4:30-6:00
Free, plus tasty Iranian treats

Join Professor Ragui Assaad and MPP candidate Connor Molloy for a discussion of Egyptian events from their presidential campaign to their new constitution

Come for a safe, comfortable, and free place to ask questions and learn!! (about one of the most fascinating and important series of current events that directly pertain to local governance, participatory democracy, and the modern Middle East.

• Have you wondered what ever happened to that whole Arab Revolution hubbub?
• Do you want to respond to your uncle who says, "Why can't they just figure it out over there?"
• Why do Egyptian kids keep lighting police trucks on fire?

Feb 21 IPID Spring General Assembly Meeting

Thursday, February 21st, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Blegen Hall (West Bank), Room 240

Food and Refreshments will be provided!

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID) is a student group linking graduate students, faculty, and practitioners with interests in development from across all disciplines and schools at the University. The General Assembly is open to IPID members and anyone interested who is learning more about IPID.

The discussion topic for the meeting will be:
Aid and Development Effectiveness in Post-Conflict Areas

We will also be discussing the upcoming IPID elections. Please consider running for one of the following positions:
President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
At-Large Member
Finance Committee Chair
IT/Communications Committee Chair

For more information please check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ipid.umn, website: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/ipid/ipid/ or email us: ipid(at)umn.edu

March 8 MINN Coffee Hour at Peace Coffee

Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN) Coffee Hour at Peace Coffee
Date: Friday, March 8, 2013 - 7:00am to 9:00am

Back by popular demand a MINN Networking activity from our social committee with a lot of buzz around it. Join us at Peace Coffee for the MINN Networking Coffee Hour. Meet with members of the MINN Social Committee and others who are interested, employed or simply supportive of international humanitarian work in Minnesota. Come anytime between 7 and 9 am. We will be meeting in "the lab" which is a smaller room located inside Peace Coffee. Peace Coffee is located at 2801 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Comparative Politics Colloquium Feb 21: Pablo Beramendi on redistribution and progressive taxation

There will be a meeting of the Comparative Politics Colloquium on THURSDAY
(Feb 21) @ noon in Lippincott (1314 Social Sciences Bld).

Our guest speaker will be Pablo Beramendi of Duke University and our department's discussant will be Robert Gambrel. Pablo's talk will be on redistributive preferences
and the effects of progressive taxation.

There will be pizza and refreshments!

Feb 21 Brown Bag Lunch: Material/Economic Progress for Women & Changing Social Norms

Noon to 1:30 p.m. in the International Fellows Lounge Humphrey Center 55, Basement, Humphrey Center

International Perspectives on Gender: A Brown Bag Lunch Series
sponsored by the Center on Women and Public Policy and the International Fellows Program

Please bring your lunch and join us for a community conversation lead by women international fellows and international students, who will share their perspectives with the HHH community on the topic and selected article. We'll provide dessert!

This week's talk: Material/economic progress for women and changing social norms
How are these two forces coming together or interacting to impact the well being of women and men in various contexts? At the individual level, the household level, the community level and the state/government level.
We'll be reflecting on the topic in the context of the Overview of the World Bank's 2012 Report on Gender Equity and Development

Read here: http://wdronline.worldbank.org/worldbank/a/c.html/world_development_report_2012/overview

Feb 26 Workshop on Global Policy: Professor Samuel L. Meyers, Jr. on "A Primer on Race & Ethnicity in China"

12:45 - 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 26, 2013
170 HHH - Stassen Room
Humphrey Institute, West Bank Campus


Freeman Center for International Economic Policy, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, presents a workshop on Global Policy

Professor Samuel L. Myers, Jr. of the Humphrey School will speak on:
A Primer on Race and Ethnicity in China


Professor Myers is the special editor of an upcoming edition of the Review of Black Political Economy on the political economy of race and ethnicity in China. He will introduce seminar participants to some of the key demographic issues driving the new push by the Xi government and the new National Income Redistribution Plan that aims to reduce disparities between Han and ethnic minority group members. Some technical issues related to measuring ethnic economic disparities will be briefly discussed.

All are welcome! Refreshments will be served!

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