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Oct 22 Women and the Cuban Revolution with Nancy Stout & Consuelo Elba Alverez

Women and the Cuban Revolution - Macalester and U-4.pdfTuesday, October 22, 7:00 pm
Room 1-147, Carlson School of Management, 19th Avenue and 4th Street South
University of Minnesota West Bank

also being held: Monday, Oct. 21, 4:45pm, Room 250, Olin Rice Science Center
Macalester College, St. Paul

Oct 21 'Koran by Heart' Film & Discussion, with remarks from Rep. Keith Ellison

October 21, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Please join us for a film screening and discussion of the documentary film, "Koran by Heart," on Monday, October 21, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Cowles Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

The film follows the progress of three scholars, a girl and two boys, all 10 years old, as they compete in Cairo during the annual International Holy Koran Competition.

Congressman Keith Ellison will provide introductory remarks. The discussion will be facilitated by Professor Cawo Abdi, University of Minnesota Department of Sociology.

This event is part of the Muslim Journeys reading and discussion series that is intended to help public audiences in the United States become more familiar with the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the U.S.

Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association.

University Libraries

Local Partner
Hennepin County Library

Local Sponsors
From the University of Minnesota
Government and Community Relations
Department of History
Religious Studies Program
Cedar-Humphrey Action for Neighborhood Collaborative Engagement
Department of Art History
Department of English
Hennepin-University Partnership

Other Local Sponsors
Augsburg College

For disability accommodations, or to receive this information in alternative formats, contact Mark Engebretson at 612-625-9148 or enge(at)

Copyright 2013, University of Minnesota Board of Regents. All rights reserved. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Tues, Oct 22 Sarah Parkinson speaking on "The Old Guard & the Die Hards: Generational Effects, Money & Cohesion in Militant Organizations"

Freeman Center for International Economic Policy,Humphrey School of Public Affairs, presents a Workshop on Global Policy Professor Sarah Parkinson, Humphrey School, will speak on: The Old Guard and the Die Hards: Generational Effects, Money, and Cohesion in Militant Organizations

12:45 - 2:00 pm Tuesday, October 22
The Stassen Room (Room 170), Humphrey School, West Bank Campus

How does access to external funding affect militant organizations' structures and behaviors? Recent events in the Middle East have spurred extensive debate over the impact of providing financial support and non-lethal aid to insurgencies in countries such as Libya and Syria. These deliberations not only force scholars to examine the causes and geopolitical consequences of economic intervention in civil war, but also to study the relationship between rebel finance and militants' long-term adaptive trajectories. Drawing on over nine months of organizational ethnography among Fateh cadres in Lebanon, this paper argues that the ways militants talk about money provide key insights into their conceptualization of organizational membership and into their reflexivity as political and social actors. Professor Parkinson demonstrates that in Fateh, money-centered discourse--specifically, money talk transmitted through rumors, complaints, and jokes--flows across gender, age, family, and subunit divisions and produces different organizational "generations" depending on time of recruitment. This paper thus challenges extant research on the economics of rebellion by examining non-material aspects of finance and by connecting money talk to militant behavior.

All are welcome! Refreshments will be served

The Freeman Center for International Economic Policy sponsors the Global Policy Seminar/Workshop series every other Tuesday. The sessions are held from 12:45 to 2:00 pm in the Stassen Room (Room 170) of the Humphrey School. The next two presentations are:

November 5 - Sherry Gray on China Today
November 19 - Paul Vaaler on Diaspora Institutions

Global Policy Seminar Oct 22: Prof Sarah Parkinson on militant organizations, financing & structures

Fellowship, Human Rights Advocates Program, Columbia Univ (New York, NY)

2014 HRAP Overview Completed applications are due by 11:59pm GMT on Friday, November 1, 2013.

for more info see

The Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is a capacity building program designed to strengthen the skills, knowledge, and networks of proven human rights defenders at the grassroots level. Applicants from high-income countries will not be considered except for those representing marginalized communities.

Founded in 1989, HRAP leverages the resources of Columbia University and those offered by New York City as a center of NGOs and international organizations to provide proven grassroots leaders with critical skills-building and networking opportunities. Through workshops, seminars, participation in University classes and other activities as well as meetings with policy makers and potential funders, Advocates share their experiences, reflect critically on their strategies, and plan future campaigns. More than 260 advocates from over 80 countries have participated in this program since 1989. The cumulative reach of HRAP participants is extraordinary: alumni have worked with organizations whose memberships range from the thousands to the millions.

HRAP is fortunate to partner with numerous advocacy organizations to offer a full curriculum of training opportunities. That organizations such as Human Rights Watch and WITNESS commit resources to working with HRAP is indicative of both their respect for the Advocates and the Program and of the benefits they feel they themselves derive from such participation.

Program Focus

HRAP focuses both on strengthening the skills of the individual Advocates and providing the tools for them to build sustainable organizations that advocate for disadvantaged peoples.


To meet HRAP's goals, Advocates are expected to participate fully in the offerings provided by HRAP, including:

Skills workshops on advocacy planning and strategies, fundraising, press and media, and building sustainable organizations;
Columbia University courses on human rights, public health, the environment, development, and labor rights;
Meetings and networking opportunities with NGO staff, activists, policymakers, representatives of international institutions, and academics.

Timing and Commitment

The appyear HRAP will begin in the latter half of August and run until mid-December appyear. To be considered, participants must commit to full preparation for and complete engagement in the Program. Participants must be committed to returning home for at least two full years after the Program ends.

About the Institute for the Study of Human Rights

Since its establishment at Columbia University in 1978, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) has been committed to its core goals of providing human rights education to Columbia students, fostering innovative interdisciplinary academic research, and offering its expertise in international capacity building to human rights leaders and organizations.

ISHR actively works to ensure that local peoples and human rights advocates are included in the political and economic policy decisions that affect their lives.

By convening faculty, students, and human rights leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds, ISHR creates an environment in which research, education, and international outreach contribute to the establishment of a more just and equitable world.

Admissions Information

Selection of Participants

The Program is designed for lawyers, journalists, doctors, teachers, social workers, community organizers, and other human rights activists working with NGOs on issues including sexual and gender-based violence, domestic violence, minority rights, LGBT rights, labor rights, migration, health, social exclusion, environmental justice, and corporate social accountability.

Participants are selected on the basis of their previous work experience in human rights, commitment to the human rights field, and demonstrated ability to pursue graduate-level studies. Full-time students or government officials will not be considered. Applicants holding full or part-time jobs pursuing their advocacy efforts are preferred.

Advocates must work at the grassroots level. Applicants from high-income countries will not be considered except for those representing marginalized communities. See the FAQ for more information about this requirement. Fluency in English is required. Preference is given to those who have not previously had opportunities to travel and study internationally.

Advocates must provide proof of institutional endorsement from their organizations for their participation in the Program and must commit to returning to that organization upon completion of the Program. Only one application per organization should be submitted. More than one application means all applications from that organization will be disqualified. It is up to the applicant to make sure he/she is the sole applicant from his/her organization.

ISHR makes every effort to provide full fellowships to cover program costs as well as travel and housing. A reasonable stipend is also provided to cover basic costs. ISHR staff will work with interested candidates who have been wait listed for the Program to identify potential funding sources in cases where ISHR has not secured the resources to provide a full fellowship.

Application Deadline
Completed applications are due by 11:59pm GMT on Friday, November 1, 2013. The completed application must be submitted online by the deadline. Applicants should take into consideration technical issues and begin the process in advance of the deadline. The online application system will automatically close as of this deadline.

Technical Questions and Application Help

Due to the number of applications we receive, we are not able to answer application questions personally. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page is available with answers to commonly asked questions. Please email further questions to Answers to these questions will be added as updates to the FAQ page on August 16, September 13, October 11, and October 25. ISHR strongly recommends completing your application well in advance of this the application deadline. We will not be able to accept late applications, even in the event of technical problems.

Application Accessibility

Columbia University aims to make all websites fully accessible to users with disabilities. If you experience difficulty using this page, please contact

Application Instructions

Applicants are asked to complete the application in its entirety. Please complete all sections in English. Please follow all instructions, including those sent to your email address.

Upon submission of a completed application, a confirmation will be sent to the applicant. Applicants may also login to the online application to view their submitted applications. As stated in the application, the submission of applications is final. A submitted application cannot be altered or appended.

Supporting Documentation

Recommendation letters must be in English and must be signed. Unsigned letters will not be accepted and your entire application will be removed from consideration.

If you have cooperated with an international organization, you must obtain a reference letter from someone you worked with at that organization.

If you know someone at Columbia University, you must give their name and the nature of your relationship.

Application Status Notification

Applicants will be notified in June 2014 of their status. Please be patient as the selection and funding processes are lengthy.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network,

Visiting Research Fellowship, Central European University

For more information, please visit:

Visiting Research Fellowship, Central European University
Deadline for applications has been extended to 11 November, 2013!

Central European University (CEU) announces a call for its Visiting Research Fellowships program for the academic year 2014-15. The fellowship program is supported by the Higher Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations. Fellowships will be offered to academics employed in higher education institutions, who wish to spend one or two semesters at CEU conducting original research that will lead to a groundbreaking publication in an international peer-reviewed journal. The fellowship program is administered from the Office of the Provost and Academic Pro-Rector, and the fellows can be hosted by any CEU school, department or research center.

Fellows are supported for a period of three to six months (one or two consecutive terms at CEU). Fellowship covers travel costs to/from Budapest, accommodation and a monthly stipend of 1,800 USD per month.


please find the list of eligible countries at end of this posting.
Eligible applicants should be employed, full-time or part-time, in a teaching and/or research institution in their home country at the time of application;
Eligible applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent and have a research record in an area that falls under one or more CEU academic units (schools, departments and research centers).

Please note: those who are or who plan to be involved in projects, research, teaching, or other activities sponsored or co-sponsored by Open Society Foundations for the duration of the Research Fellowship are not eligible to participate in the program.
Applications not meeting eligibility requirements will not be considered.

Program requirements

Fellows are required to be in residence at CEU for the duration of their Fellowship and are accommodated in CEU's Residence and Conference Center;
Fellows can be hosted by any CEU School, department or research center;
Fellows will provide a mid-term narrative report, and a final narrative report;
Fellows will provide a draft article outline one month after the fellowship is concluded;
Fellows will submit an article published or accepted for publication in an international peer-reviewed journal within one year after the fellowship.Fellows will clearly acknowledge CEU and OSF contribution in this publication. The article will also be registered in CEU Online Publications Database.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network,

2014-2015 Visiting Research Fellowships
Cape Verde
Congo (Brazzaville)
Côte d'Ivoire
Democratic Republic
of Congo
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
North Korea
Sierra Leone
South Sudan

UNDP senior researcher on women's human rights & violence (Delhi, India--Indian nationals only)

Senior Researcher--Human Rights with Focus on Women's Human Rights and Violence Against Women, UNDP, India For more information, please visit:


Government of India has constituted a 'High Level Committee on Status of Women (HLCW) in India' to undertake a comprehensive study to understand the status of women and evolve appropriate policy interventions based on a contemporary assessment of women's needs and concerns.

The High Level Committee on the Status of Women (HLCW) will examine the overall status of women including, inter-alia, the socio-economic, health and nutritional, legal and political status, disaggregated by rural / urban, economic and social position and wherever possible by minority status. The high-level committee will conduct an intensive literature survey to take stock of published data, reports, articles and research from about 1989 onwards, on the status of women in India. The analysis would take into account the cross-regional differences and focus on inequalities both within and outside the household. It would also assess the impact made by existing policies and legislative changes on equality, security and holistic empowerment of women, and will identify inequalities in policy and legislation as well as gaps in implementation. The Committee would also look into women's access to and participation in formal and informal paid employment, geographical pattern of their economic activity, access to micro-finance, bank credit, training and skill up-gradation, among others. The areas of intervention and measures for affirmative action by the Government would be identified for the all-inclusive empowerment of women.

The HLCW will submit its report to the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India on the current socio-economic, political and legal status of women in India and make recommendations that lead to an improvement in the status of women in the country.

The High Level Committee on status of Women in India (HLCW) will be assisted in its functioning by a secretariat consisting of researchers, support personnel for administration and finance and people with an expertise in communication & publishing.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in line with its mandate of promoting gender equality and women's empowerment is supporting the HLCW to initiate processes to map, identify and prioritize issues and to establish the philosophical underpinnings as well as guide the course of report formulation process. Within the scope of the above, it is proposed to recruit a Senior Researcher - Human Rights with focus on Women's Human Rights and Violence Against Women.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Researcher - Human Rights with focus on Women's Human Rights and Violence Against Women will be responsible:

To facilitate and undertake if required, literature reviews and a mapping of the information currently available on the status of women in India in Women's rights , women's movements and women's agencies;
To examine and review laws, legislations, judgements , justice delivery systems and opinions on the subject from gender right perspectives and violence against women;
To examine policies, programs and schemes along with implementation and delivery mechanisms and outcomes from gender rights perspective;
To examine various social and traditional and customary institutions and their impact on gender rights and violence against women;
To keep track and prepare reports on the current and topical issues relating to the subject including media reports;
To write research briefs and if necessary undertake primary research to assist the HLCW in fulfilling its mandate;
To provide the HLCW members with information and data which is required in time and in a form that aids their efforts;
To assist in the documentation of workshops, conferences & consultations of the HLCW, the sharing of such efforts in the public domain and to ensure that the significant issues emerging from these are available for the HLCW to utilise;
To draft monographs and papers for discussions and the report including the background research necessary for these documents;
To support other members of the research team and actively participate in collaborative and inter-disciplinary studies.


Corporate Competencies:
Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards;
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
Functional Competencies:
In-depth knowledge on gender and related interconnected issues;
Knowledge and experience of work in women's rights and violence against women;
Ability to work as part of a research team and to participate in inter-disciplinary and collaborative research;
Ability to deal with large data-sets & primary data;
Good knowledge of gender studies conducted in the county;
Strong IT skills;
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors;
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.

Required Skills and Experience


Must have Masters in Human rights and Women's Studies or any of the Social Sciences with focus on Women's Rights, Women and Conflict, Peace etc;
Master of Philosophy(M.Phil.)/ Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in relevant subjects desirable.


At least 8 years of relevant experience with demonstrated track record of having undertaken and led research on human rights from gender perspectives and violence against women;
Experience in undertaking research on women's studies;
Must be able to demonstrate track record of independent Research/ Publications;
Expertise in research methodology;
Experience of working closely with government department and social sectors is desirable;
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based and data management systems;
Ability to deal with large data-sets & primary data;
Familiarity with research, assessment and survey methodology and tools;
Experience in field work and documentation.


Fluency in English and at least one other Indian language and excellent skills in writing clearly and succinctly in English.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Location : New Delhi, INDIA
Application Deadline : 28-Oct-13
Additional Category Women's Empowerment
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-4
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract : One Year (renewable)

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network,

Danish Refugee Council international protection manager (Dushanbe, Tajikistan)

Danish Refugee Council seeks an international protection manager to work for DRC with relevant duty-bearers and stakeholders in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Please submit your application, in English and marked "Protection Manager - Tajikistan" no later than 15. November, 2013.

Overall position objectives:

• DRC Tajikistan protection programming implemented efficiently and effectively.

• Protection activities comply with DRC's Humanitarian Accountability Framework.


As of August 2012, there were 2,160 refugees and 1,890 asylum seekers living in Tajikistan according to official government statistics, but these numbers likely undercount the actual total of refugees and asylum seekers significantly. Of these refugees, 95% are from Afghanistan. In the first half of 2013, Tajikistan has seen a tripling of newly-arriving asylum seekers compared to the year before in a month-on-month comparison. Further, the northern areas of Afghanistan, which are home to many ethnic Tajiks and were previously safer than other parts of the country, are facing a deteriorating security situation. This will likely be exacerbated by the draw-down of ISAF soldiers as part of the anticipated full withdrawal in 2014 and could potentially also increase the numbers of asylum seekers to Tajikistan.

As part of the response to this displacement, the recruited protection manager will oversee a project funded by the European Union, which will allow DRC to expand its refugee protection in Tajikistan as part of DRC's regional approach to Afghan displacement. The protection manager will also have responsibilities that seek to enhance the protection of survivors of trafficking in persons and of stateless persons. The two objectives of the protection component of the EU project are to (1) increase the capacity of relevant governmental actors duty-bearers, including judges, prosecutors, border guards and police, regarding asylum, trafficking, and statelessness issues; and (2) support the establishment of a fair refugee status determination and trafficking survivor referral system in Tajikistan. The protection manager will also play a role in making operational the temporary accommodation center for newly-arrived asylum seekers established by DRC in cooperation with the government.

At present, DRC operates from its office in Dushanbe with an expatriate country director and will soon employ approximately 25 national staff members. In addition to the activities to be overseen by the protection manager, DRC in Tajikistan will also be implementing additional programming to promote livelihoods for refugees, advocate for the human rights of displaced persons, and to combat sexual and gender-based violence in the refugee community.

This position is contingent on the finalization of the relevant grant contract and the confirmation of grant award.


• Manage the DRC Tajikistan protection unit members, temporary consultants, and related project resources.

• Coordinate, develop and implement DRC capacity building activities in Tajikistan relating to refugee, statelessness, human trafficking, general displacement, and human rights law and practice.

• Develop, plan, and conduct training sessions for relevant duty-bearers and other stakeholders regarding the topics above.

• Assist in the development of referral mechanisms for asylum seekers and survivors of trafficking.

• Supervise the provision of legal aid to asylum seekers and refugees.

• Work with DRC staff to make operational the temporary accommodation for newly-arrived asylum seekers in Tajikistan.

• Liaise with relevant government officials and other stakeholders to ensure effective implementation.

• Facilitate the close collaboration between DRC and its project partners, both national and international.

• Coordinate and communicate with regional DRC protection colleagues in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran.

• Ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation of protection activities to guarantee effective implementation according to the standards of the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP).



• Appropriate university degree, preferably in law.

• Experience of the application of refugee, trafficking and/or statelessness law.

• Experience in capacity building, including as a trainer and/or project manager.

• Experience working with members of the judiciary, law enforcement agencies, and/or border officials.

• Experience in project management, including but not limited to administrative, financial, and/or human resource management

• Fluency in written and spoken English.

• Negotiation, advocacy and communication skills.

• Results-oriented and intellectually flexible.

• Record of building trust and partnerships.

• Ability to live and work in a changeable environment.


• Experience in refugee status determination (RSD) case work, specifically with country of origin information (COI).

• Experience with providing legal assistance to refugees, asylum seekers, stateless persons and/or survivors of human trafficking.

• Experience implementing EuropeAid projects.

• Ability to read, write and/or converse in the Russian, Dari, and/or Tajik languages.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit. It is DRC policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals, as well as administer any and all personnel actions, without regard to gender, race, national, clan or tribal origin, religion, age, sex, origin or ancestry, marital status, social status, sexual orientation, or status as a qualified disabled individual.


Availability: 1 December 2013

Duty station: Dushanbe, with travel throughout Tajikistan and occasional travel in the wider region.

Contract: One year with a possibility of extension, subject to funding.

Salary and other conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council's Terms of Employment for Expatriates (available at under Vacancies). The position will be placed at salary level A11.

You are welcome to contact the Country Director, Josh Friedman at for more information about the position. Please note that applications are not to be sent to Mr. Friedman; we only accept applications sent online.

How to apply:

Application process

Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered. Please provide references, but do not attach any written recommendations.

We only accept applications online on > Vacancies > Current vacancies > Protection Manager - Tajikistan (click on the vacancy, then on "Apply" at the bottom of the window that opens).

Please submit your application, in English and marked "Protection Manager - Tajikistan" no later than 15. November, 2013.

DRC reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.

Please contact job(at) if you have questions to the application process or experience problems with your online application.

Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Protection Manager
Dushanbe, Tajikistan

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network,

Boren Fellowships applications due Jan 28

Graduate Students:
Boren Fellowships do not have an on-campus deadline. Please complete the online application for the Boren Fellowships by the national deadline date - January 28, 2014.

Send supplementary materials to:

Boren Fellowships
Institute Of International Education
1400 K St. NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005

Should you have any questions about the Boren Scholarship or Fellowship, contact us at 1-800-618-6737 or boren(at)

Foreign Policy Association International Career Bootcamps

The inside track on career opportunities beyond borders.

Foreign Policy Jobs: From K Street to The Hill - November 3
Land a Job in International Development - November 4

Network with others and hear from our international career experts.
All attendees receive:

Course-specific Tool Book
Automatic enrollment in the Foreign Policy Association's Global Jobs email alerts
Invitation to the private LinkedIn Boot Camp Alumni Network
Light food and drink during networking session
Space is limited | Register today at

Contact communications(at) for discount packages and further questions.

Global Career Boot Camps provide internationally minded professionals with the tools needed to launch successful careers in global affairs. Global Career Boot Camps are sponsored by American University School of International Service.

Online courses on managing peace & conflict

School for Cooperation, Conflictology Courses, Open University of Catalonia (Online)

for more info see

School for Cooperation (7)

Armed Conflicts and Crisis Management
Postgraduate diploma | Start: 16 October 2013

Credits 30 ECTS

Conflicts are everyday occurrences in people's lives, social groups and international relations. In all historic times, in all cultures, groups and countries, the quest for peace has been ongoing. Costs incurred because of conflicts are very high: human suffering, economic losses and moral degradation.
The efforts made by humankind to live in peace give us insight to accomplish real results, eliminate war, transform conflicts and manage them positively.

Conflictology Master | Start: 16 October 2013

Credits 60 ECTS Degree Master: Conflictology

Conflicts are everyday occurrences in people's lives, social groups and international relations. In all historic times, in all cultures, groups and countries, the quest for peace has been ongoing. Costs incurred because of conflicts are very high: human suffering, economic losses and moral degradation.

The efforts made by humankind to live in peace give us insight to accomplish real results, eliminate war, transform conflicts and manage them positively.
View the presentation

Crisis Management Specialization | Start: 16 October 2013

Credits 15 ECTS Degree Specialization: Crisis Management

Conflicts are everyday occurrences in people's lives, social groups and international relations. In all historic times, in all cultures, groups and countries, the quest for peace has been ongoing. Costs incurred because of conflicts are very high: human suffering, economic losses and moral degradation.
The efforts made by humankind to live in peace give us insight to accomplish real results, eliminate war, transform conflicts and manage them positively.
View the presentation

Social and Family Conflicts Specialization | Start: 16 October 2013

Societal and Business Conflicts Postgraduate diploma | Start: 16 October 2013

Credits 30 ECTS Degree Postgraduate diploma: Societal and Business Conflicts

Conflicts are everyday occurrences in people's lives, social groups and international relations. In all historic times, in all cultures, groups and countries, the quest for peace has been ongoing. Costs incurred because of conflicts are very high: human suffering, economic losses and moral degradation.

The efforts made by humankind to live in peace give us insight to accomplish real results, eliminate war, transform conflicts and manage them positively.

Armed Conflicts Specialization

Workplace and Commercial Conflicts Specialization
Credits 15 ECTS Degree Specialization: Workplace and Commercial Conflicts

Conflicts are everyday occurrences in people's lives, social groups and international relations. In all historic times, in all cultures, groups and countries, the quest for peace has been ongoing. Costs incurred because of conflicts are very high: human suffering, economic losses and moral degradation.

The efforts made by humankind to live in peace give us insight to accomplish real results, eliminate war, transform conflicts and manage them positively.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network,

Quaker United Nations Office Program Assistant (Geneva, Switzerland)

Quaker United Nations Office Geneva - Programme Assistant Peace and Disarmament (one-year post) Peace and Disarmament
Swiss Francs 1,430 per month plus housing benefits

One year appointment starting 16th January 2014 or as soon thereafter as possible.

Open to Quakers or those in close sympathy with the Religious Society of Friends and who are legally eligible for employment within Switzerland or member states of the European Union. Programme assistantships offer young professionals an opportunity to learn about and contribute to Quaker work at the UN in our unique, integrated, friendly small team. While much of the work will build on your professional skills, willingness to assist with general office, catering and domestic duties is essential.

Further information about QUNO, a full job description, and the specific QUNO application form, is available at Applications should be sent by email to qunojob2(at) BY 6th NOVEMBER 2013. Journal letters of past and current Programme Assistants are available at .

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network,

Public Affairs & Communications Internship (Wash, DC)

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is recruiting a Public Affairs and Communications Intern for its Washington, D.C., office, to support activities that interact with Congress, the media, the corporate sector, the diplomatic community, and the Obama administration. This unique experience provides exposure to a range of NBR research and programs, as well as introduces the intern to NBR's network of scholars and stakeholders. Interns will learn how to effectively communicate research on critical Asia issues to U.S. policymakers, the media, and the corporate community, as well as help contribute to the policy-relevance of NBR's work.

The deadline for applications is Friday, October 25, 2013

The Public Affairs and Communications Internship is an unpaid, volunteer, part-time (15 to 20 hours per week) position. The intern will be a key member of NBR's Outreach team for 3 to 9 months, beginning January 2014. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Outreach. The internship, though volunteer, pays a nominal stipend of $350 per quarter. Students are also encouraged to apply for credit or funding through their home institution.


Provide background research for staff meetings and briefings on Capitol Hill and with the corporate community
Assist with planning Outreach events, including briefings, discussions and conferences
Draft social media posts and implement social media strategies to increase NBR's reach
Assist with media outreach, including drafting press releases and other materials
Develop new content for NBR's website
Support NBR Washington, D.C. public events and other office needs as necessary
Answer incoming calls to the organization

Current BA/MA student or recent graduate, working toward or holding a relevant degree
A strong interest in learning about public affairs and communications
Excellent written, oral, research, and interpersonal skills are required, as well as substantive expertise and interest in U.S. foreign policy toward Asia
Motivated self-starter who can work independently or as part of a team, pay acute attention to detail, and demonstrated organizations skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required
Experience working with Congress, the corporate sector and/or academia preferred
Experience using social media tools in a professional setting preferred
Familiarity with SharePoint, and knowledge of web/graphic design are a plus
Application Process

The deadline for applications is Friday, October 25, 2013; however, qualified applications received first will be given priority. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To apply, submit the following to NBR:

Application form: PDF or MS Word
Cover letter that details your qualifications and availability
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), phone (206) 632-7370.

US Institute of Peace Training Courses for Individuals Working on Conflict Issues

United States Institute of Peace Training Courses for Individuals Working on Conflict Issues

Develop your Peacebuilding Skills through the United States Institute of Peace's Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding. The Academy offers onsite, online and customized courses on conflict prevention, management, and resolution. Join practitioners from diverse professional and international backgrounds to acquire the analytical skills and tools required for working in transitional environments. Taught by field practitioners, courses mix theory and practice with applied exercises, case studies, simulations, and group challenges.

Equips U.S. and international civilian, military, and nongovernmental practitioners with the SKILLS for effective peacebuilding
Provides decision-makers with the understanding and TOOLS for crafting sound policies for conflict management and peacebuilding
Strengthens the CAPACITY of educational institutions and civil society organizations to prepare future conflict managers and peacebuilders

Negotiation, Mediation, Conflict Analysis, and Advising and Mentoring
Rule of Law, Islamic Law, and Transforming Security Forces
Gender and Peacebuilding, Economics and Conflict, and Rebuilding Social Sectors
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"A terrific course led by a skilled and knowledgeable facilitator. There was more opportunity for meaningful interaction in her course than any other I've taken since joining the State Department. Course content is solid and right on target."--Col. Mike Sunshine (ret.), U.S. Department of State

"One of the best trainings I have ever attended. It has left me with a better understanding of my strengths and weaknesses and has helped me gain further insight into my professional choices, present and future."--Anna Zongollowicz, Geneva

To learn more about these courses and to apply, visit

To contact the USIP Academy, email academy(at)

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Save the Children Spring David Guyer Gender Fellowship (Wash DC)

Spring David Guyer Gender Fellowship
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Classification Fellow 35 hours/week Dates: January 27, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Paid: $1200 monthly stipend

Save the Children's GIRL Project is a three-year project funded by the Nike Foundation, and supplemented by annual income from the Xerox Foundation endowment. The GIRL project's strategic objective is sustained increase in volume and quality of Save the Children's programs serving girls. The project supports and builds Save the Children's commitment and capacity to ensure an intentional focus and response to the distinct gendered needs and barriers of our project beneficiaries, so that gender is an integrated lens for all our programs, both within SCUS and across Save the Children International.

Based partly on the GIRL project, the Save the Children Movement's gender Working Group has been drafting a gender policy, now under review. This calls for greater attention to gender issues across our programming, and provides a context for the gendered tools and analyses supported by the GIRL Project.

The Guyer Gender Fellow will play an important role in helping Save the Children to advance our gendered agenda, drawing on the Nike GIRL cost extension and supporting the work of the Gender Working Group. The Fellow will work within Save the Children's Program Quality and Impact Department.


Coordinate the Nike GIRL cost extension, including activity and budget tracking and reporting
Assist as needed with promoting and rolling out the Save the Children gender policy, including tracking use of the Gender and Girl Toolkit
Coordinate activities related to development and testing of a country gender assessment
Support the Gender Working Group's establishment of a Gender Community of Practice on OneNet (our intranet)
Work with Save the Children's Knowledge Management Senior Specialist to up-date and maintain a gender resources page on OneNet
Represent Save the Children at Girl and Gender forums as needed
Update the Girl and Gender capacity statement for Save the Children.


Masters Degree in International Development
Gender or related non-profit experience
Familiarity with gender issues
Experience developing guidelines for organizational learning
International experience
Desired: Experience with InDesign and online learning platforms
Possess strong written skills, solid interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
Please attach resume and cover letter to your application

Save the Children does NOT provide housing or transportation

Save the Children Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters.


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Editorial Internship with International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (Wash DC)

The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) is an independent, non-profit, educational foundation that develops and encourages the study and use of civilian-based, non-military strategies to establish and defend human rights, democracy and justice worldwide. For more information:

I. General Information

Location: International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, Washington, DC

Duration: Starting in November 2013; 5 months minimum; Part-time: 20-30 hours/week

Application instructions: Please send your resume and cover letter to info(at) in an email titled "Editorial Internship Application, Winter 2013".

II. Scope of Work

ICNC circulates a selective digest of world news related to past, present and potential nonviolent conflicts, including active civilian-based struggles against oppressive regimes, nonviolent resistance, political and social dissidence, and the use of nonviolent tactics in a variety of causes. The incumbent will participate in the twice-weekly publication of the News Digest. Primary responsibilities and duties will be include but not limited to:

Research and News Digest:
Assist in publishing the News Digest, particularly by drafting and formatting content for editorial review
Assist in developing and improving editorial and publishing process
Assist in streamlining and maintaining task calendar and task distribution within the editorial team
Assist in managing correspondence with subscribers and implementing strategy to develop readership
Manage subscribers list and assist in tracking and analyzing data on readership

The incumbent will also participate in the organization's daily activities and programs and provide assistance to ICNC staff by supporting the organization's administrative and logistics operations. Primary responsibilities and duties include:

Administration and Logistics:
Provide ad hoc assistance to ICNC staff on general administrative and tasks as needed and requested
Serve in the circulation of educational materials including preparing, sending, and tracking packages of ICNC materials and resources for activists and academics as requested nationally and internationally

III. Additional Qualifications

Undergraduate student or recent graduate with relevant experience preferred
Must have permission to work in the U.S. and must be located in the D.C. area
Candidate should have a strong interest in the following subjects and issues: International relations, human rights, democracy promotion, conflict analysis
Languages: Fluency in English, including excellent writing and editing skills
High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint required
Candidate must be detail-oriented and well-organized
Experience with email campaigns and online platforms like Constant Contact preferred

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Arab States Program Specialist, UN Women (New York, NY)

Programme Specialist (Arab States), UN Women, New York, USA

For more information, please visit:

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

The Programme Division (PD) sets the standards, assures the quality of program design, and provides guidance to country level program work of UN Women, as well as supports the coordination role of UN Women at regional and country level. It supports the effective use of results based management and reporting across the organization. It also manages global Trust funds, and Global Programs, and it provides technical capacity to countries on request, including a humanitarian response capacity.

The Programme Team makes possible the oversight function of the Programme Directorate for UN Women's programmes and activities in the field. It supports corporate planning and the oversight of planning processes. It leads UN Women's corporate analysis of developments and trends at the country and regional level, ensuring UN Women's senior management receives timely advice and recommendations. It supports UN Women's field based presences, specifically Regional Offices including on operational matters, and connects them appropriately to other parts of headquarters as required. The Programme Team's members represent UN Women in interagency fora, and provide support to UN Women normative work in intergovernmental processes, as well as contributing to resource mobilization and partnership building more broadly at headquarters level.

Under the supervision and guidance of the Programme Advisor, the Programme Specialist provides operational programme support to the Directorate of Programme Division, Regional Office (RO), Multi Country Office (MCO) and Country Office (CO) in the region. The Programme Specialist contributes to the development of program standards and tools to support results based management, quality of program design and adherence to UN Women Strategic Plans (SP) and commitments on gender equality and women's human rights in UN Women programs/ projects as well as standards of accountability framework.

Application Deadline : 04-Nov-13
Type of Contract : FTA International
Post Level : P-3
Languages Required :English
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 year

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Assistant Program Officer, NED (Wash DC)

National Endowment for Democracy- Assistant Program Officer

Full time position open at National Endowment for Democracy. Accepting applications as of October 16th. Applying early is recommended. Please note a Master's degree, experience in Latin America, previous democracy or related work, and Spanish fluency is required. NED offers a great working environment and competitive pay and benefits for the non-profit sector.

Assistant Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean - (#1332) The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support democracy around the world, seeks an Assistant Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean. This position is based in Washington, DC.

Position Summary: The Assistant Program Officer will work with program staff to provide programmatic and administrative support to NED's Latin America and Caribbean grants program, monitor programs and budgets, prepare reports, and assist in the development of projects in the region. NED is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.


Drafting summaries of proposals to present at quarterly Board of Directors' meetings;
Assisting in the evaluation of project proposals;
Maintaining regular correspondence with existing grantees;
Assisting in monitoring the work of grantees;
Tracking political developments in the region;
Providing administrative support to regional Program Officers;
Organizing events to highlight specific democracy-related issues.

Master's degree in International Affairs, Political Science, International Development or related discipline;
2-4 years of extensive experience in democracy-related work;
In-depth understanding of political issues and trends in Latin America and the Caribbean;
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish.
Time living, working or traveling in Latin America and the Caribbean;
MS Office skills;
High degree of organization and initiative;
Experience with financial management and reporting;
Excellent interpersonal skills.

How To Apply: Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, and contact information for three references. Please send to jobs(at), with your name and Assistant Program Officer, LAC - Job #1332 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at Please no phone calls.

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Rotary Peace Fellowship

Rotary Peace Fellowship, Full Funding for Peace Leaders to Pursue a MA or Professional Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies

The Rotary Peace Fellowship provides peace leaders with two options to pursue academic and practical training in peace and conflict resolution. Candidates can apply for either a master's-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers.

Option One: Master's Degree Option

"Building the leaders of tomorrow"
15-24 months of Rotary-funded graduate study toward a master's degree at one of our five Rotary Centers (University of Queensland, University of Bradford, Duke University/University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, International Christian University, and Uppsala University)
Funding includes tuition, travel expenses, and a stipend to cover room and board
Training in the root causes of conflict, theories of international relations, and effective models of cooperation, conflict resolution, and negotiation including course work and applied field experience
A growing network of committed alumni employed around the world in diplomacy, government, non-governmental organizations and private corporations.

Professional Certificate Option

"Strengthening the leaders of today"
Three month professional development certificate program fully funded at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand
Funding includes tuition, travel expenses, and room and board
Designed specifically for candidates already working in the field of peace and conflict studies to further their understanding of conflict resolution
Theoretical foundational knowledge during eight weeks in the classroom and practical experience during two through three week on site fieldwork
The master's-level program requires, at minimum, a bachelor's degree in a related field, and three years of relevant work experience. The certificate program requires five years of experience and proficiency in English. Up to 100 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements.

The 2015-16 academic term deadline is 1 July 2014. More information about the fellowship is available at Application information will be available in January 2014.

All Rotary Peace Fellowship applications need the endorsement of your local Rotary district. You can find your nearest local Rotary Club by using the Club Locator tool on the Rotary International web site at

Please email kathleen.obrien(at) with questions.

Quote from a master's degree Rotary Peace Fellow:

"As a Peace Fellow, I am also given the opportunity to connect with Rotary's global network of professionals who embody high ethical standards and the passion to help the other people. All these opportunities bolster my personal commitment to what Rotarians are known for: Service Beyond Self."

Quotes from a professional development certificate Rotary Peace Fellow:

"This course is a rare and valuable opportunity for all of us in the peace community, due to the sheer presence of distinguished experts and knowledgeable participants. The socialization activities among participants around the world automatically leads to the establishment of a peace-building network which will strengthen future cooperation, understanding, and mutual respect."

"Returning to Afghanistan after the program, I saw immediately how the Rotary Peace and Conflict curriculum enhanced my work there. Whether it was making better decisions about how to do aid work, mediating between NGO employees, or strategizing new projects, the impact from my three months of training had given me a professional perspective and wealth of knowledge."

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Applications from Women Leaders for "Reconstructing Societies in the Wake of Conflict: Transitional Justice & Economic Development," 2-week institute of the Women in Public Service Project

Call for Applications, Women Leaders, Two Week Institute on Reconstructing Societies in the Wake of Conflict: Transitional Justice and Economic Development, Women in Public Service Project

Please note: Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit applications online by November 15, 2013.

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Mount Holyoke College and Smith College are proud to cohost "Reconstructing Societies in the Wake of Conflict: Transitional Justice and Economic Development," a two-week institute of the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP). The institute will bring together emerging women leaders working to re-build their communities and promote sustainable economic livelihoods following political violence and human rights violations. This intensive program, cosponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is scheduled for May 25-June 6, 2014. The institute invites applications from societies recovering from recent (within the last decade) conflict, with a preference for delegates from Asia.

The institute aims to provide the emerging women leaders selected for participation with the concrete tools and training necessary to increase the scope, efficacy, and visibility of their work. Invited scholars, policymakers, and government and non-government representatives will aid delegates in expanding their leadership and communication skills, developing effective use of traditional and social media, and improving the ability to build national, regional, and international networks.

The institute invites applications from early and mid-career women from societies recovering from recent (within the last decade) conflict, with a preference for delegates from Asia.

Participants will also visit the nearby city of Holyoke, as well as Boston, to meet with officials and local partner organizations. A trip to New York City will provide an opportunity to network with women in the private sector.

The Program

Through panel discussions and working groups based on actual cases and projects, as well as workshops, debates and special events, the 2014 institute will promote leadership skills and explore the multiple legal, political, economic, social, and cultural approaches to recovering from violence and safeguarding human rights.

Delegates will engage the following questions:

How can women effectively mobilize their communities to respond to conflict and repair the damage done?
What strategies exist for reconciling divided societies and addressing the needs of victims?
Which institutions (e.g. government agencies, judiciary, and schools) need to be reformed in the wake of atrocity and what are the tactics for restructuring them?
What are the different ways to document, remember, and memorialize atrocity; deter future human rights violations; and amplify the role women play in the process?
What approaches can be used to improve economic development and inclusion to aid societies in recovering and prospering following violence?
How can women build financial and economic capacities, from the grassroots to the highest levels of policymaking?

The 2014 Women in Public Service Institute will take place at Mount Holyoke College and Smith College. Mount Holyoke College is located in South Hadley, Massachusetts; Smith College is in neighboring Northampton, Massachusetts. Both colleges are 90 minutes from Boston by car.


The funding for this program covers: tuition, accommodations, meals, field trips, and travel from arrival at the delegates' home airport to one of two airports - Boston, Massachusetts or Hartford, Connecticut. The delegates will work with a travel agency and the Institute to make the arrangements.

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Fellow Friday: Leandro Ivan Chulak

Hello Everyone!

Here is some information about our next International Fellow highlighted for the Fellow Fridays Series.

Mr. Chulak was the former CEO of the Urban Guard where he developed new policy on democratic security to strengthen democracy and the rule of law. He was a political advisor in the Congress of Argentina and also the director of public affairs for the Government of Buenos Aires. Mr. Chulak earned a law degree with a focus in labor law from the University of Buenos Aires, Law School. During his fellowship year at the University of Minnesota, Mr. Chulak will focus on public policy analysis and public administration, particularly new theoretical and practical tools that will help rethink strategies that are being currently applied in Argentina to improve public policy, with a focus on security and crime prevention.

What is the most interesting place you've visited?


What is the place you're most looking forward to visiting in Minnesota?

-Lake Superior

Have you visited the U.S. before? If so, what was your favorite place that you traveled to?

-New York

What is the place you'd most like to visit in the United States?

-San Francisco

What is one word you would use to describe the Twin Cities?


What was the first job you ever had?


What is an interesting fact about your home country that most people wouldn't know?

-The Pope is Argentinian!!!

What are the policy issues that are of most interest to you?

-Security, Economy, International affairs, social development

A big thank you goes out to Leandro for working with Global Notes on our initiative to highlight our international fellows! If you would like to know more about Leandro, or any of our other fellows, please visit the International Fellowship Program's page here.