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ICRD Development Assistant

The International Center for Religion & Diplomacy (ICRD) is a highly dynamic non-governmental, not-for-profit organization that works to prevent and resolve ethnic, tribal and other identity-based conflicts that exceed the grasp of traditional diplomacy by incorporating religious considerations as part of the solution. ICRD is not a religious organization, but an organization that works in religious spaces, bridging the spiritual identities of over 85% of the global community with political and institutional efforts to end violent conflict.

ICRD has a small, dedicated and dynamic team in Washington, DC that manages programs in various countries overseas, often working closely with local partners to transform intractable identity conflicts.

Summary:

The Development Assistant is responsible for providing broad support to ICRD's fundraising efforts, including: researching and pursuing new funding opportunities, maintaining accurate databases, conducting grant management and reporting, and helping to develop effective fundraising strategies. This includes assisting with the creation and careful monitoring of internal systems for tracking application and reporting deadlines, ongoing financial management requirements, and the giving profiles for individuals, corporations, foundations, and other sources.

The Assistant will work in close collaboration with ICRD's senior leadership, as well as other staff and volunteers, to build a seamless and integrated system for funding, implementing, and reporting on ICRD's programs and general operations.

The salary range for this position is $30,000-$40,000 per year, commensurate with experience. This is a full-time position that will include standard benefits, including medical insurance. The contract will be for two years, pending a successful three-month period of review.

General Responsibilities:

Report directly to ICRD's senior leadership in the performance of all fundraising responsibilities and in the execution of such other tasks as may be assigned;

Implement the fundraising strategy of the Center, including planning, tracking, and supporting all aspects of fundraising, including, but not limited to: maintaining a donor database, conducting donor searches, representing the Center at fundraising events, and drafting outreach and General Operating funding proposals;

Work with ICRD's Executive Vice President and Program Staff to integrate the fundraising strategy with program outreach, including identifying opportunities, drafting proposals, and conducting grant management and reporting for successful applications;

Together with the leadership, develop and recommend policies and procedures to increase the effectiveness of the fundraising program;

Identify and help prioritize fundraising opportunities and provide regular reporting to the President.

Specific Fundraising Efforts:

Research new sources of foundation, corporate and individual funding;

Develop and cultivate contacts among foundation and corporate funders:
Assist ICRD Program Staff in the timely preparation and submission of grant proposals;
Work with funders to ensure that ICRD submissions meet all stated requirements and guidelines;
Provide oversight of (and ensure the timely submission of) all grant-related reporting;
Together with the ICRD Treasurer, provide grant management oversight on disbursements and financial reporting.

Develop and cultivate the Center's individual donor base with input from senior leadership:
Oversee maintenance of the donor database and the management of donor relations;
Identify high-end donors with interests in common with the mission of ICRD and develop strategies to engage them in the Center's work.

Maintain a portfolio of donors with market segmentation as to interest areas and giving abilities, including gifts in kind:

Conduct outreach activities to recruit and educate potential donors:
Work with senior leadership to develop events and cultivate the connections of Board members and others;

Assist with the management of the Center's electronic and non-electronic donor-focused content (website, social media, mailings, electronic updates, annual report, etc.):

Create and update fund-raising materials, working with senior leadership to keep materials fresh and compelling.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum - Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field, plus minimum 2 years experience in fundraising;

Demonstrated attention to detail - reference checks will focus on this;

A strongly proactive work attitude - ICRD hires staff who are willing to work creatively and independently, and develop ideas to advance the goals and capabilities of the organization, particularly without being instructed to do so;

A commitment to religious pluralism - ICRD employs people of all (and no) faith traditions. However, many of ICRD's partners are religiously motivated, and the Center works with a wide range of religious doctrines. The ability to appreciate and engage with a spectrum of religious convictions is an irrevocable requirement;

Exceptional writing skills - ICRD works hard to produce documents of high quality, whether a short letter of thanks to a donor or a blog piece, or a long and detailed proposal draft. Writing samples will be requested at such time as an interview is being considered;

Flexibility - ICRD pursues a number of difficult programs in fluid environments. This means that funding opportunities, drafts, reporting and the like are often in flux and require adaptation, redrafting or a change in focus;

Care with the products and processes of the Center - ICRD works in some contexts and on some programs where both participants and content are subject to some degree of discretion. The successful candidate should recognize that donors and beneficiaries, as well as reports and program content, cannot always be widely shared.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree plus two years experience or Bachelor's plus five years experience;

Relevant thematic knowledge (conflict transformation, conflict analysis, comparative religion, etc.) and regional experience (particularly Central & South Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Horn of Africa & Sahel regions);

Relevant language skills (particularly Arabic, Spanish, or Urdu).

To be considered, send the following items as one document (with your name on each segment) to postmaster@icrd.org:

Cover letter - Please include your date of availability to begin in this position.
Resume - Please include work and extracurricular experience, language skills (specify level of oral and written skills), academic major(s).
References - Please include at least 2 references.
Writing sample (1-3 pages on any subject)
Most recent unofficial transcript. (This can be attached separately).
We encourage you to get applications in as soon as possible as positions fill up quickly.

cross posted from PCDN

Humphrey Special Event April 24, Robert Zoellick & Frances Fukuyama keynote speakers

GLOBAL PROSPERITY AND DEMOCRACY: Challenges for Corporations, Governments, NGOs, and Civil Society

Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management
321 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

You're invited to join us in exploring expert perspectives on the interdependence of democracy, economics, and prosperity across the world. Presented by the National Endowment for Democracy, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and the Carlson School of Management, the forum features discussions with Robert Zoellick and Francis Fukuyama.

9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Keynote address
Robert Zoellick, former President, World Bank Group
"Economic Growth and Democratic Reform: A Critical Connection?"
Panel discussion moderated by Dean Sri Zaheer

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Keynote address
Frances Fukuyama, Senior Fellow, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University
"Sustaining Prosperity: Good Government and the Rule of Law"
Panel discussion moderated by Dean Eric Schwartz

Hosted By:
National Endowment for Democracy Board of Directors
Carl Gershman, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Vin Weber, The Honorable Norm Coleman
Sri Zaheer, Dean and Elmer L. Anderson Chair in Global Corporate Social Responsibility, Carlson School of Management
Eric Schwartz, Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Mar 27 Prof. August Nimtz speaking to Comparative Politics Colloquium

The Comparative Politics Colloquium is is excited to present our own Prof. August Nimtz on Thursday, March 27 at 12:30 in Lippincott.

Professor Nimtz will present on his recently-released two-volume book, Lenin's Electoral Strategy from Marx and Engels through the Revolution of 1905: 'The Ballot' or 'the Streets'--or Both; and, Lenin's Electoral Strategy from 1907 to the October Revolution of 1917: 'The Ballot' or 'the Streets'--or Both. Prof. Nimtz's work serves a critical response to two influential arguments in the literature--Skocpol's claim that strategy, tactics and leadership are inconsequential in explaining social revolutions, and Przeworski's claim that working class involvement in the electoral/parliamentary process is inevitably compromising, leading to reformist outcomes.

March 27th - Film Screening & Panel: Doctors of the Dark Side

Please join us on March 27th for a discussion of the movement to ensure accountability for doctors who engage in torture. Doctors of the Dark Side Flyer.pdf

Law School Room 35
Food will be served

11:00am - 12:10pm - Film: Doctors of the Dark Side
**NOTE: Film contains graphic depictions of torture, including reenactments of torture techniques and water boarding

12:10pm - 1:15pm - Panel and Film Discussion: Todd Pierce and Dr. Steven Miles ** Lunch will be served**

Feel free to join us for the film, the panel, or both!

April 21 event on language learning & cultural entrepreneurship

From World Class Learners to World Class Entrepreneurs: The Centrality of Language Learning in (Cultural) Entrepreneurship Education

Monday, April 21, 2014 12:20-1:10 p.m. Nolte 140

This presentation focuses on the centrality of foreign and/or indigenous language instruction in today's education of entrepreneurship students that seek to enter an increasingly creative economy. We make the argument that the learning and practice of a second language must be at the beginning of any business and entrepreneurship program, be it in a K-12 context or post-secondary education. Why? Because language learning and immersion, as research has shown, significantly increases cognitive ability, economic competitiveness and most importantly, creativity. Strong creative skills are the foundation of entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial thinking in turn boosts innovation on a global scale, if communicated in multiple languages. Students who seek to be entrepreneurs need the transferable global skills that the knowledge of a foreign language provides, not only to communicate globally, but to think globally and creatively. Thus, knowledge of more than one language can have a multiplier effect that increases both creativity and entrepreneurial skills.

Presenters: Dr. Olaf Kuhlke is Associate Professor of Geography and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He introduced cultural entrepreneurship to UMD and with Michael Mullins, currently serves as the founding director of the Cultural Entrepreneurship BA Program at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Michael Mullins is an Instructor in the Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures in the German Studies Program. He serves as the Program Director of the Cultural Entrepreneurship BA Program. Michael graduated from UM Twin Cities in 1990 with an M.Ed. dual degree in Second Languages and Cultures and English as a Second Language.

This presentation is cosponsored by CIBER--Center for International Business Education and Research--in the Carlson School of Management.

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Abby W. Pinto
Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), Carlson Global Institute
Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Phone: +1-612-626-4423+1-612-626-4423
Fax: +1-612-624-8248
Email: apinto@umn.edu
http://www.carlsonschool.umn.edu/ciber/

April 21 event on language learning & cultural entrepreneurship

From World Class Learners to World Class Entrepreneurs: The Centrality of Language Learning in (Cultural) Entrepreneurship Education

Monday, April 21, 2014 12:20-1:10 p.m. Nolte 140

This presentation focuses on the centrality of foreign and/or indigenous language instruction in today's education of entrepreneurship students that seek to enter an increasingly creative economy. We make the argument that the learning and practice of a second language must be at the beginning of any business and entrepreneurship program, be it in a K-12 context or post-secondary education. Why? Because language learning and immersion, as research has shown, significantly increases cognitive ability, economic competitiveness and most importantly, creativity. Strong creative skills are the foundation of entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial thinking in turn boosts innovation on a global scale, if communicated in multiple languages. Students who seek to be entrepreneurs need the transferable global skills that the knowledge of a foreign language provides, not only to communicate globally, but to think globally and creatively. Thus, knowledge of more than one language can have a multiplier effect that increases both creativity and entrepreneurial skills.

Presenters: Dr. Olaf Kuhlke is Associate Professor of Geography and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He introduced cultural entrepreneurship to UMD and with Michael Mullins, currently serves as the founding director of the Cultural Entrepreneurship BA Program at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Michael Mullins is an Instructor in the Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures in the German Studies Program. He serves as the Program Director of the Cultural Entrepreneurship BA Program. Michael graduated from UM Twin Cities in 1990 with an M.Ed. dual degree in Second Languages and Cultures and English as a Second Language.

This presentation is cosponsored by CIBER--Center for International Business Education and Research--in the Carlson School of Management.

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Abby W. Pinto
Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), Carlson Global Institute
Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Phone: +1-612-626-4423+1-612-626-4423
Fax: +1-612-624-8248
Email: apinto@umn.edu
http://www.carlsonschool.umn.edu/ciber/

April 21 event on language learning & cultural entrepreneurship

From World Class Learners to World Class Entrepreneurs: The Centrality of Language Learning in (Cultural) Entrepreneurship Education

Monday, April 21, 2014 12:20-1:10 p.m. Nolte 140

This presentation focuses on the centrality of foreign and/or indigenous language instruction in today's education of entrepreneurship students that seek to enter an increasingly creative economy. We make the argument that the learning and practice of a second language must be at the beginning of any business and entrepreneurship program, be it in a K-12 context or post-secondary education. Why? Because language learning and immersion, as research has shown, significantly increases cognitive ability, economic competitiveness and most importantly, creativity. Strong creative skills are the foundation of entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial thinking in turn boosts innovation on a global scale, if communicated in multiple languages. Students who seek to be entrepreneurs need the transferable global skills that the knowledge of a foreign language provides, not only to communicate globally, but to think globally and creatively. Thus, knowledge of more than one language can have a multiplier effect that increases both creativity and entrepreneurial skills.

Presenters: Dr. Olaf Kuhlke is Associate Professor of Geography and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He introduced cultural entrepreneurship to UMD and with Michael Mullins, currently serves as the founding director of the Cultural Entrepreneurship BA Program at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Michael Mullins is an Instructor in the Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures in the German Studies Program. He serves as the Program Director of the Cultural Entrepreneurship BA Program. Michael graduated from UM Twin Cities in 1990 with an M.Ed. dual degree in Second Languages and Cultures and English as a Second Language.

This presentation is cosponsored by CIBER--Center for International Business Education and Research--in the Carlson School of Management.

--
Abby W. Pinto
Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), Carlson Global Institute
Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Phone: +1-612-626-4423+1-612-626-4423
Fax: +1-612-624-8248
Email: apinto@umn.edu
http://www.carlsonschool.umn.edu/ciber/

Mar 26 US-Cuba relations discussion at Univ of St. Thomas

"US-CubanRelations: A discussion"
WHERE: OWS 150 at the University of St. Thomas
WHEN: March 26th, 7-8:30 PM

This event will include a group of panelists who will be discussing a variety of topics connected with Today's Cuban reality and US relations.

Among our panelists, we will have the attendance of Jesus Perz Calderon, counselor on Political Issues and First Secretary of Cuban Interests Section, who will be giving a lecture on US-Cuban relations as well as discussing other interesting topics connected to his specialty. Jesus Perz is in charge of the relations with all religious institutions in US, relations with federal congressional delegations and other issues. He has been an official of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Cuba since 1995.

Additionally, the panel will include the Cuban scholar Ofunshi Oba Koso, whose area of expertise is the Yoruba religious tradition. Ofunshi is a traditional healer and spiritual diviner known as a Babalawo. Ofunshi's most recent activities include serving as a member of the Interantional Coordintaing committee and panelist for the First World Summit of Afro-descendants held in Honduras (August 2011). Ofunshi holds a degree in Cultural Analysis and Promotion from the University of Havana, where he also earned undergraduate certificates in Public Relations and Marketing, and a graduate level certificate in Social Anthropology and Religious Studies.

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Sonia Rey-Montejo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish
University of St. Thomas
Department of Modern and Classical Languages
Mail # 5027 2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105

March 27 "Constructing America's Global Responsibility to Give: The Politics of Foreign & Humanitarian Aid to Child Refugees, 1945-1960"

Childhood and Youth Studies Across the Disciplines event this Thursday (3/27), 1:30-3:30 in 135 Nicholson

[1] Please join us this Thursday in 135 Nicholson from 1:30-3:30 for two engaging, intriguingly related talks by Sharon Park (History), "Constructing America's Global Responsibility to Give: The Politics of Foreign & Humanitarian Aid to Child Refugees, 1945-1960" and Beth Lefebvre (Comparative & International Development Education, Organizational Leadership & Policy Development): "Objects to be protected, not subjects with rights: Examining the appropriation of the CRC and ACRWC in Ugandan policy".

Please share the attached flyer with interested colleagues and see below for detailed abstracts.

Sharon Park, "Constructing America's Global Responsibility to Give: The Politics of Foreign & Humanitarian Aid to Child Refugees, 1945-1960"
This paper explores how the representations of child refugees as the recipients of U.S. foreign and humanitarian aid after World War II - and adults' perceptions of children's lack of agency - helped construct the postwar national identity of the U.S. as a global power and a generous donor nation. With emphasis on the case of Jewish child refugees as U.S. aid recipients immediately after the war, this presentation will discuss the images of children's dependency circulated in American news media, congressional debates, and NGO reports, as ways of portraying displaced persons as deserving of aid and in need of American intervention, whether the proposed solution was through private, voluntary contributions or federal aid. Using social workers' papers and oral histories with former child refugees, this paper will then compare these "official" representations of child refugees and visions of postwar reconstruction with the politics behind distributing aid and reuniting families in the developing "humanitarian industry" of the postwar period. It will also consider the (now adult) refugees' own presentations of "child agency" that shaped their interpretations and memories of the past, whether they understood relief efforts and aid packages as symbols of American generosity, or as evidence of bureaucratic inefficiencies and institutional politics within nonprofit organizations and relief programs.

Elisabeth Lefebvre, "Objects to be protected, not subjects with rights: Examining the appropriation of the CRC and ACRWC in Ugandan policy"

In the past two decades significant attention has focused on children's rights and welfare. The adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1990 by all but three UN member states spawned other international, regional, and national legal codes with the expressed purpose of addressing children's rights. Attention to children's rights has not resulted in a concomitant recognition of those rights, however. This presentation investigates the discourses surrounding children's rights in Uganda. The paper uses critical discourse analysis to examine the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC), and other Ugandan national policy documents. In doing so, the paper explores the influence of international and regional (African) understandings of children's rights on Ugandan children's policies, as well as how they might manifest themselves in practice. The findings suggest that discourses used by international, regional, and national organizations largely construct children as objects to be protected, rather than subjects with rights. Moreover, children are not afforded the right to participate in the production of ideas about them, rendering them voiceless. This research critically challenges the likelihood that policies pertaining to their welfare, such as education laws, will be able to meet their needs. Attention to children's experiences and the enactment of their rights is essential if policy makers are to effect positive change.

3.27.14 Lefebvre and Park.pdf

Current/Recent Grad Students-Apply to Present at the Assn for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference

Cross-posted from PCDN and from Association for Conflict Resolution: http://www.acrannual2014.com/newvoices.html
Calling all Conflict Specialists newly entering the field
Juried selection for featured presentation at the 2014 ACR Annual Conference

Exciting new feature of the Conference

The 2014 conference to be held October 8 - 11 in Cincinnati will feature seven "New Voices" to present in "prime time" on the conference schedule. This year's conference organizers are reaching out across the globe to hear from students and new practitioners & researchers in the field.
• An area of research done by the presenter and which will engage our diverse membership in thinking in new ways or which would potentially inform the practice of our members. The presentation will feature highlights and illustration of what was learned.
• A unique project or area of practice in which the presenter was engaged. The presentation may either give the rationale and highlights of the project or it may demonstrate some aspect of the work that can make it "come to life" for the audience.
The jury panel is looking for exciting practice or research that will enhance the knowledge and practice of our diverse membership. The panel will select the 12 - 15 minute presentations (depending on the schedule slot) based on both substance and presentation.

What we want to feature

An area of research done by the presenter and which will engage our diverse membership in thinking in new ways or which would potentially inform the practice of our members. The presentation will feature highlights and illustration of what was learned.
A unique project or area of practice in which the presenter was engaged. The presentation may either give the rationale and highlights of the project or it may demonstrate some aspect of the work that can make it "come to life" for the audience.
The jury panel is looking for exciting practice or research that will enhance the knowledge and practice of our diverse membership. The panel will select the 12 - 15 minute presentations (depending on the schedule slot) based on both substance and presentation.

Additional opportunity

The conference presentation will also be videoed and featured on the ACR website. Additionally, a select number of submissions that were not selected for presentation at the conference will be invited to submit a 15 minute video for the website.

Who is eligible to apply

All current or recent students in programs specializing in conflict resolution or interdisciplinary programs in which conflict studies are an integral part may apply. Practitioners who may not have been students in certificate or degree programs but have done other forms of training and have entered the field in the last five years are also invited to apply.

Young Diplomats Forum 2014- Applcations open - (Mexico & London)

Young Diplomats Forum was set up recognise, enhance and develop the next generation of young leaders. The Young Diplomats Forum is comprised of young leaders from every region of the world and every stakeholder group in society. Nominated under 35, these young leaders undergo a rigorous selection process that pools together a truly rich and diverse international mix.

The forum holds weeklong events that comprise of exciting field trips, interactive workshops, simulations, case studies, presentations and speeches from leaders from the diplomatic world. The event will excel in facilitating exchange of ideas and fostering international relationships.

Following the success of the Young Diplomats Forum 2013 in Ankara -Turkey, we are delighted to host the next events this year events in Mexico (Querétaro and Mexico City) and in the UK (London). Applications are now open for the Young Diplomats Forum 2014.

We highly encourage applications from postgraduate students with leadership aspirations. We would appreciate it if you would share the Forum's information with your colleagues and students.

1- Young Diplomats Forum in Mexico will take place from the 9th to the 13th of June 2014.

2- Young Diplomats Forum in London will take place from the 1st to the 5th of September 2014

For any information about the forum, please contact us by E-mail ydf(at)gdforum.org or call us on (44)208 853 3296

Thank you for your help.

Yours Sincerely,

Gemma Smith
Communications Executive
Global Diplomatic Forum
5, Metcalfe Court
Renaissance Walk
London SE10 0BU
Tel : +44 (0) 208 853 3293
M : +44 (0) 75 6587 1706
Fax : +44 (0) 208 0969375
E : g.smith@gdforum.org
w : www.gdforum.org

Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium Intern (Wash DC)

Deadline to apply: Friday, April 4, 2014.

The Alliance for Peacebuilding is a membership-based network of more than eighty organizations and hundreds of professionals devoted to building sustainable peace and security worldwide. For more information, visit www.allianceforpeacebuilding.org.

The Alliance for Peacebuilding is seeking a part-time, unpaid intern who is seeking direct experience in peacebuilding and evaluation. The intern will help coordinate the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium (PEC), a ground-breaking program that is strengthening bridges between application and research, learning, knowledge management, and transparency in the field of peacebuilding evaluation. The intern will work closely with AfP partners, including: the Center for Peacebuilding and Development at American University, Mercy Corps, Search for Common Ground and the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Internship Summary

The intern's primary responsibility is to assist in the coordination of the PEC activities Specific duties include supporting program administration, donor communications, meeting logistics support monitoring and evaluation activities, project publications, and drafting external communications.

The intern will commit 15-20 hrs/wk from May to late August. Please note that this internship will take place in Washington, DC and require working remotely with AfP's Director for Learning and Evaluation, who is based in Los Angeles, California. Preference will be given to candidates who are located in Washington, DC and can commit to continuing the internship into the fall.

Required Qualifications

Educational background and/or professional experience in peacebuilding or related fields (democracy and governance, human rights, international development, etc.)
Excellent writing and communication skills and attention to detail
At least three years completed college coursework, preferably four years (Graduate students are encouraged to apply)
Strong computer skills, high proficiency in Word and Excel
Enthusiasm and commitment to the peacebuilding field
Proactive, independent and team-oriented work ethic
Ability manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines
Previous professional workplace experience, preferably in a non-profit

Preferred Qualifications

Experience and/or knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation (M&E) concepts
Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative data analysis in peacebuilding or related fields
Awareness of how to implement a multi-organizational program
The Alliance for Peacebuilding is willing to work with your higher education institution for course credit, if applicable.

Application Process

Please send a cover letter, resume and list of three references to humanresources(at)allianceforpeacebuilding.org, ATTN: Roxanne Knapp, Program Associate.

Each attachment should be labeled "Last name, First name - [Document type]."

Deadline to apply: Friday, April 4, 2014. Note that applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as a well-qualified person is identified. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply earlier than the stated deadline.

Only applicants meeting required qualifications for the position will be considered. The Alliance for Peacebuilding is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities. The Alliance for Peacebuilding does not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, race, or persons with disabilities.

cross listed from PCDN

Ford Foundation is hiring several positions

including Program Officer for Global Internet Rights and Director of Democratic Participation

To see all the positions or to apply, please follow this link: http://www.fordfoundation.org/careers/current-openings/

"Our staff shares a commitment to social justice, working together to build a culture of impact."
-Lisa Cribari
Chief Human Resources Officer
We are an independent, nonprofit, grant making organization. Headquartered in New York, we have 10 regional offices in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at the Ford Foundation, where employment and promotional opportunities are based on individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

cross posted from Peace and Collaborative Development Network
Building Bridges, Networks and Expertise Across Sectors

Ap 2 The Somali Diaspora's Role in Somalia: Implications of Return

HHH Presentation Flyer.pdfI am writing to invite you to a seminar hosted by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the University of Minnesota that focuses on how return migrants from the Somali diaspora practice civic engagement in Somalia. Our research team, with scholars from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (HIPS), will present preliminary findings based on interview data collected in the Twin Cities of Minnesota; Oslo, Norway; and Somalia (Mogadishu, Puntland and Somaliland). We will also discuss the implications of these preliminary findings for theory, policy and practice.

Please see the attached document for details. We hope to see you on April 2nd from 10:30 - noon at the Humphrey School (Room 180).

Ryan Allen

April 24 Global Prosperity & Democracy with Robert Zoellick & Francis Fukuyama.

GLOBAL PROSPERITY AND DEMOCRACY
Challenges for Corporations, Governments, NGOs, and Civil Society
Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Cost to attend: $75. Space is limited, register today at http://z.umn.edu/globalprosperity
3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management
321 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

You're invited to join us in exploring expert perspectives on the interdependence of democracy, economics, and prosperity across the world. Presented by the National Endowment for Democracy, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and the Carlson School of Management, the forum features discussions with Robert Zoellick and Francis Fukuyama.

9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Keynote address
Robert Zoellick, former President, World Bank Group
"Economic Growth and Democratic Reform: A Critical Connection?"
Panel discussion moderated by Dean Sri Zaheer

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Keynote address
Frances Fukuyama, Senior Fellow, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University
"Sustaining Prosperity: Good Government and the Rule of Law"
Panel discussion moderated by Dean Eric Schwartz

Hosted By:
National Endowment for Democracy Board of Directors
Carl Gershman, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Vin Weber, The Honorable Norm Coleman
Sri Zaheer, Dean and Elmer L. Anderson Chair in Global Corporate Social Responsibility, Carlson School of Management
Eric Schwartz, Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Mar 26 Bhutan's Emerging Child Protection

HR Series Flyer (WANGDI).pdfCHILDREN & THE LAW: BHUTAN'S
EMERGING CHILD PROTECTION UNIT MARCH 26, 2014 @ 12:15 P.M. - 1:15 P.M. MONDALE HALL ROOM 15

THIS SERIES IS CO-SPONSORED BY: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL-LEGAL SUPPORT NETWORK UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA LAW SCHOOL | 229 19TH AVENUE SOUTH | MINNEAPOLIS | MINNESOTA | 55455

HHH Prof. Deborah Levison part of team awarded Global Spotlight International Research Seed Grant for project "The New Green Revolution and the Politics of Agricultural Policymaking in Tanzania"

These grants support innovative project-based scholarly research and creative production of an international nature with a focus on the region of South Asia and/or the issue of Global Food Security. Grants are up to $20,000.

The New Green Revolution and the Politics of Agricultural Policymaking in Tanzania

Principal Investigator:
Rachel Shurman, Professor, Sociology, CLA

Co-Principal Investigator:

Ron Aminzade, Professor, Sociology, CLA
Deborah Levison, Professor, Humphrey School
Paul Manda, Professor, Library Dept. University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Transnational actors have achieved a broad consensus around an approach to food security based on a market-driven and high external input approach, popularly known as the Green Revolution in Africa, or GR-A. The reception and impact of this global model at the national level, in particular African countries with distinctive political cultures and histories, has not been adequately explored. The first phase of the proposed research explores the connection between global and local policy discourses and networks by contrasting what is contended as a high degree of consensus in transnational policy networks (TPNs) regarding the new market paradigm for reducing food insecurity with contentious national discussions of food policy that have recently been taking place in Tanzania. The project will examine how transnational policy actors have dealt with this conflict and how it has shaped processes of policy formation and implementation. The goal is to understand how the GR-A's effort to change agrifood systems through the market model been accepted, rejected, and reformulated at the national level. The second phase will examine how policies are implemented and their effects on smallholder income, household food security and social in/equality at the household and village levels. It is here that crucial questions about global and national political processes, the market-based approach to food security, and social impact - and justice--come together. This phase will involve identifying and working with Tanzanian collaborators on designing several empirical case studies of policy impacts. Their analysis plan to highlight the contending interests and values of different stakeholders in public policy debates, the alternative agricultural policies being proposed and debated, and how these support, intersect with, or challenge global policiy proposals based on GR-A.

HHH Prof. Anu Ramaswami part of grant team awarded Global Spotlight Major Intern'l Research Grant for project "Assessing and Prioritizing Needs for the Occupational Health Infrastructure in India"

The purpose of these grants is to promote the establishment of major international research and creative activity initiatives with global visibility. Grants are funded at a level that will provide substantial opportunity for initiation of a major, long-term research program. Awards ranged from $50,000 to $100,000.

Assessing and Prioritizing Needs for the Occupational Health Infrastructure in India

Principal Investigator:

Gurumurthy Ramachandran, Professor, Environmental Health, School of Public Health

Co-Investigators:

Anu Ramaswami, Professor, Humphrey School
Matteo Convertino, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health
Sigamani Panneer, Assistant Professor, Dept of Social Work, Jamia Millia Islamia University
Sunita Reddy, Assistant Professor, Centre of Social Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Rapid industrialization and urbanization in India has severely strained existing occupational health and urban infrastructures, which have resulted in significant public health impacts and economic costs. This research will analyze current attributes and outcomes of the occupational health infrastructure in India and their dynamic and complex interactions within themselves and the urban infrastructure. The analysis will identify the needs for occupational health infrastructure in India and the priority areas for investment of government and industry resources that will have a significant public health impact. The proposed research is a novel combination of mathematical systems modeling based on extensive, spatially-resolved governmental data, engagement of a broad cross-section of stakeholders and policymakers in the project, elicitation of expert opinions in a probabilistic framework, and empirical field work. The proposed multi-pathway work with a trans-disciplinary research team and a working group composed of scholars and policy makers will impact public policy and inform scholarly studies in public health. The results of this work will be shared with the key stakeholders, but especially with policy makers in government.

HHH Profs Ramaswami, Cao & Friedemann-Sánchez awarded Global Spotlight International Research Seed Grant for project "Rapid Urbanization, Public Infrastructure and Stranger Violence Against Women in India"

These grants support innovative project-based scholarly research and creative production of an international nature with a focus on the region of South Asia and/or the issue of Global Food Security. Grants are up to $20,000.

Rapid Urbanization, Public Infrastructure and Stranger Violence Against Women in India

Principal Investigator:

Anu Ramaswami; Charles M. Denny Chair, Professor of Science, Technology, and Public Policy; Humphrey School

Co-Principal Investigator:

Jason Cao, Associate Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, Humphrey School
Greta Friedemann-Sanchez, Associate Professor, Global Policy, Humphrey School
Bruce Alexander, Professor Division of Environmental Health Sciences, SPH
Stranger Violence Against Women (SVAW) as a research field is in its infancy. This topic has received much attention due to media reports on horrific attacks on indiscriminate women. This violence has ranged from verbal harassment to acid attacks, rape, and murder. Dr. Ramaswami and her colleagues will address this new research on SVAW in Indian cities, with a focus on Delhi and Mumbai, to understand SVAW issues across different city types. Within these cities they will investigate the social, institutional, and civil infrastructures such as the demographics of rapid urbanization, rural-urban gender and cultural norms, and socio-economic factors that could influence SVAW. This research will establish international and inter-disciplinary scholarly activities in the emerging topic area of SVAW in large cities and assist in developing data on the public health impacts on an issue that is virtually unknown.

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