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Minnesota International Center Presents March 14: "The Future of Korea"

Thursday, March 14, 2013 Registration: 6:30 pm Program: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue South, Mpls
Parking available in at the 19th Avenue Ramp

The Future of Korea:
Another MIC program to keep you informed about world events as they happen!

During the past three months:
North Korea has resumed atomic testing;
South Korea has elected a new female president;
South Korea has vowed active support of a U.N. probe into North Korean rights abuses;
North Korea has declared the 1953 War Truce nullified;
South Korean and U.S. troops have launched a joint military exercise prompting North Korea to threaten both countries with nuclear attack and to sever a hotline with Seoul.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear from an "in the know" panel of speakers about what the future of the Korean Peninsula is going to look like with all the events mentioned above, plus opinions on the political, security, economic and financial issues pertaining to U.S.-Korea relations.

Featured Speakers:
Dayoun Choi, Second Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea
Heather Dresser, Korea Desk Officer, U.S. State Department
Troy Stangarone, Senior Director of Congressional Affairs and Trade, Korea Economic Institute

Cost:
MIC members $5
Students FREE
Non-members $10

Register online here or call 612.625.4644

Minnesota International Center Presents March 14: "The Future of Korea"

Thursday, March 14, 2013 Registration: 6:30 pm Program: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue South, Mpls
Parking available in at the 19th Avenue Ramp

The Future of Korea:
Another MIC program to keep you informed about world events as they happen!

During the past three months:
North Korea has resumed atomic testing;
South Korea has elected a new female president;
South Korea has vowed active support of a U.N. probe into North Korean rights abuses;
North Korea has declared the 1953 War Truce nullified;
South Korean and U.S. troops have launched a joint military exercise prompting North Korea to threaten both countries with nuclear attack and to sever a hotline with Seoul.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear from an "in the know" panel of speakers about what the future of the Korean Peninsula is going to look like with all the events mentioned above, plus opinions on the political, security, economic and financial issues pertaining to U.S.-Korea relations.

Featured Speakers:
Dayoun Choi, Second Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea
Heather Dresser, Korea Desk Officer, U.S. State Department
Troy Stangarone, Senior Director of Congressional Affairs and Trade, Korea Economic Institute

Cost:
MIC members $5
Students FREE
Non-members $10

Register online here or call 612.625.4644

March 14 Minnesota International Relations Colloquium: Michael J. Shapiro on "What does a Weapon See"

Minnesota International Relations Colloquium March 14th, Thursday, 3:30-5pm
Social Sciences 609


Michael J. Shapiro, Professor of Political Science, University of Hawai'i
Professor Shapiro is an eminent scholar of political theory, philosophy, critical social theory, critical IR, and the politics of aesthetics. Among his vast array of publications in these fields, he is well known for his books Violent Cartographies: Mapping Cultures of War (University of Minnesota Press, 1997), Methods and Nations: Cultural Governance and the Indigenous Subject (2004), Deforming American Political Though: Ethnicity, Facticity, and Genre (2006) and Cinematic Geopolitics (2009).

The title an homage to a line in the Philip Dick story (both book and film version) that deals with the surveillance of drug dealing: "What does a Scanner See?" In this paper I analyze what Paul Virilio famously calls "the logistics of perception," focusing on the way various weapons technol- ogies manage vision, beginning with how vision works from within a tank through to the remote vision involved in the use of weaponized drones. Conceptually, the paper is inspired by Jacques Lacan's distinction between the eye and the gaze, where the gaze creates the conditions of possibility for what is seen. In Lacan's terms, the gaze is something behind the eye, "something [that] slips, passes, is transmitted, from stage to stage, and is always to some degree eluded in it- that is what we call the gaze."

To download the paper Shapiro will be presenting on, click here: What does a Weapon ISA version.docx.


In addition, Professor Shapiro will be holding a graduate seminar on war crimes and the problem of life from 11:30am - 1pm on Thursday. The seminar has limited spaces, but if you would like to join, please RSVP to chua0061(at)umn.edu as soon as possible.

All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

HHH event Thursday afternoon, March 7: Unique China

Thursday, March 7, 2013
4.00pm - 6.00pm
Room 55, Humphrey School

Come and be part of this special event! Learn more about China from the perspectives of Humphrey students and faculty members.

Activities include:
Presentation of Humphrey students' trip by your fellow Humphrey friends!
Discuss Chinese policies, development and planning
with international Chinese students!
Have your name written in Chinese!
Learn useful Mandarin Chinese phrases!
Test your chopstick-wielding skills in a game!


Delicious Chinese food and oolong tea will be served.

Persian New Year (March 16) at the McNamara Alumni Center

Please join the Persian Student Organization of Minnesota (PSOM) in celebrating Norouz 1392 at the McNamara Alumni Center located on the University of Minnesota campus on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 6:00pm to 12:00am, along with DJ Moein from Radio Javan!

Tickets will be available on February 20th for $30 until Friday, March 1st and will be $35 after friday. Tickets can be purchased at Caspian Bistro (2418 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414) and through all PSOM board members and must be paid for in cash. Discounted tickets for graduate students must be purchased from PSOM board members and are not available at Caspian Bistro.

**TICKETS ARE PRE-SALE ONLY. TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR**

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO ENSURE PREFERENTIAL SEATING, PARKING AVAILABILITY, AND ADEQUATE TIME FOR PORTRAITS.

*Event Program*
6:00pm: Doors Open
6:00pm to 7:30: Portrait Session and Social Hour
7:30pm to 8:30pm: Event Introductions/ Performances (lights will go down during this time so please arrive early in consideration of our wonderful performers!)
8:30pm to 9:45pm: Food Service
9:45pm to 12:00am: DJ and Dance
12:00am: Event Conclusion

Dinner Menu:
Greek yogurt with minced shallots (Mast-O-Moosir)
Sangak and Barbari bread
Salad
Kabob Koobideh w/ grilled tomatoes and basil
White Rice
Fish
Sabzi Polo
Pomegranate sauce
Tahdig :)

Parking is available at the adjacent University Avenue Ramp. For more information about the McNamara Alumni Center, please visit: http://www.alumnicenter.umn.edu/

For more information about this event or tickets sales please contact PSOM at www.facebook.com/PSOM.UMN or email us at psom(at)umn.edu

April 13 Panel Discussion with Congressman Keith Ellison on US Drone Policy

You are invited to a panel discussion with Congressman Keith Ellison on U.S Drone Policy

Panel members include: Robert Naiman Policy Director, Just Foreign Policy
John Radsan Founder/Director, National Security Forum at William Mitchell School of Law

Wednesday, April 3
6:00-8:00PM

Location: U of M's Urban Research and Outreach- Engagement Center (UROC)
2001 Plymouth Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55411

Please join us for a discussion on the proliferation of drone usage in military conflicts
For questions please contact Bass Zanjani at bass.zanjani(at)mail.house.gov

LA CIUDAD DESDE LOS MÁRGENES: ACTORES, CONFLICTOS Y ACCESO A LA CIUDAD

Invitamos a la presentación de trabajos para la mesa LA CIUDAD DESDE LOS MÁRGENES: ACTORES, CONFLICTOS Y ACCESO A LA CIUDAD, que se desarrollará en el marco de las X Jornadas de Sociología, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de Buenos Aires entre el 1 al 6 de Julio de 2013.
La recepción de resúmenes estará abierta entre el 15 de febrero y el 31 de marzo de 2013 vía la página web de las jornadas: http://sociologia.sociales.uba.ar/
http://sociologia.studiobam.com.ar/

MESA Nº6: LA CIUDAD DESDE LOS MÁRGENES: ACTORES, CONFLICTOS Y ACCESO A LA CIUDAD
Coordinadores:
Dr. Martín Boy (CIHAM- FADU- UBA
martinboy.boy(at)gmail.com
Dra. Juliana Marcús (IIGG-FSOC-UBA)
julimarcus(at)gmail.com
Dr. Mariano Perelman (UBA-CONICET)
mdp1980(at)yahoo.com.ar
Comentaristas: María Florencia Girola (FFyL-UBA; CONICET); María Cecilia Ferraudi Curto (CONICET/IDAES-UNSAM) ; Griselda Palleres (UBA)
Resumen de la mesa
Distintos grupos sociales utilizan la ciudad de forma diferente. Ello produce contactos, resistencias, conflictos que van generando un orden urbano donde algunos usos se configuran como más legítimos que otros evidenciando la existencia de relaciones de poder ancladas en el territorio. La mesa propone pensar los procesos constitutivos de los accesos a la ciudad de los grupos subalternos que pugnan por la apropiación de los espacios desde los márgenes. Ello posibilita no sólo problematizar qué es lo que se construye como legítimo sino también que tanto lo formal como lo informal forman parte de una tensión constitutiva de una ciudad toda. La mesa busca, entonces, indagar sobre los modos en los que los márgenes sociales aparecen en el centro, los conflictos y las solidaridades que se generan y las formas en las que los grupos desarrollan estrategias para invisibilizar atributos estigmatizados y visibilizar rasgos que les permiten acceder a recursos materiales y/o económicos indispensables para la sobrevivencia. A la vez, la mesa procura dar cuenta de los procesos de desigualdad social que se (re)producen y sedimentan cotidianamente en las interacciones sociales.

Invitamos a presentar trabajos que den cuenta de los siguientes ejes temáticos desde abordajes cualitativos:

Ejes: estrategias de visibilización e invisibilización, interacciones, resistencias y apropiaciones en y de la ciudad, discriminación, procesos de segregación socio-residencial.

INFORMACIÓN IMPORTANTE:
CRONOGRAMA
Del 15 de febrero al 31 de marzo recepción resúmenes.
1 al 6 de julio desarrollo de las Jornadas.

PAUTAS PARA LOS RESÚMENES:
Los resúmenes de 250 palabras se cargarán en el formulario correspondiente en el Sitio de las Jornadas, que estará habilitado para tal fin a partir del 15 de febrero, se accede desde http://sociologia.sociales.uba.ar/
http://sociologia.studiobam.com.ar/
PAUTAS EDITORIALES PARA PONENCIAS
No se aceptarán ponencias con más de cuatro (4) autores.
Las ponencias deben llevar el siguiente Encabezado:
X Jornadas de Sociología de la UBA
20 años de pensar y repensar la sociología.
Nuevos desafíos académicos, científicos y políticos para el siglo XXI
1 al 6 de julio de 2013
Mesa: (número y título)
Título de la ponencia:
Autores: (Apellido, nombres, pertenencia institucional -hasta dos líneas por autor)
Extensión máxima: 25 páginas, formato A4. (Incluyendo bibliografía, cuadros y/o gráficos)
Fuente: Arial, tamaño 12.
Interlineado: sencillo.
Márgenes: Utilizar predeterminados.
Espaciado anterior y posterior: 0 puntos.
Sin sangrías o tabulaciones.
Sistema de referencias bibliográficas APA (ver aquí)
Las ponencias completas deberán cargarse en el sitio de las Jornadas en archivos con formato PDF. Los archivos deben nombrarse: Mesa(número)_(apellido autor). En el caso de más de un autor: Mesa(número)_(apellido autor)_(apellido autor). En el caso de autores que presenten más de una ponencia en la misma mesa numerarlas junto al apellido: Mesa(número)_(apellido autor1) y Mesa(número)_(apellido autor2)

Anna Lappé on "Building Real Food Communities" at March 14 Westminster Town Hall Forum

Anna Lappé
Building Real Food Communities
Thursday March 14, noon

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Nicollet Mall and 12th Street
Downtown Minneapolis

612-332-3421

Free and Open to All

Anna Lappé leads the Real Food Media Project, a collaborative movement
working for sustainable food and farming across the U. S. Together with her mother, Frances Moore Lappé, she co-founded the Small Planet Institute, which is committed to researching and providing education on the root causes of hunger and poverty around the globe.

She is the author or co-author of three books, including Diet for a Hot Planet:
The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork. A graduate of Brown University, she
holds an M.A. in Economic and Political Development from Columbia
University's School of International and Public Affairs.

Co-sponsored by Minnesota FoodShare.

Music at 11:30 AM with the Bill Evans New Orleans Jazz Band.

Following the presentation: A public reception will take place in the
Great Hall, and a small group discussion, facilitated by the Minnesota International Center, will be held in the Bates Room. Copies of Ms. Lappé's book, Diet for a Hot Planet, will be sold in the Cloister Hall.

Convenient parking is available at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Nicollet
Mall and 13th Street; Orchestra Hall ramp, Marquette Avenue and 11th Street; and the
Convention Center garage, corner of 2nd Avenue and Marquette Avenue.

For more about Westminster Town Hall Forums, visit: http://westminsterforum.org

Resources for the Enrichment of African Lives (REAL) Spring Fundraiser

Saturday March 16, 2013 from 12:00pm--2:00pm
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepard
4801 France Ave South, Minneapolis

REAL is dedicated to the education and leadership development of girls and young women in Ethiopia. Through education, these girls have the chance to break the cycle of poverty and become leaders in their communities.
Saturday March 16, 2013 from 12:00pm--2:00pm, you are invited to celebrate the progress that they are making and hear the amaz- ing stories of their success- es!
 a light lunch will be served and a short program given (we suggest a minimum donation of $25)
 raffle tickets and the fa- mous Heads/Tails game (gift cards, wine selection, and dinner with Tsehai)
 Ethiopian items and REAL T-shirts for sale

For questions, email twdf2a(at)gmmail.com

Dr. Grace Mose: Understanding Challenges of Domestic Violence Among Kenyan & Other East African Women in Kenya & the US

April 10, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
215 Ben Pomeroy Student & Alumni Center
On the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, 55108 across from Peters Hall and
next to the Gortner Avenue Parking Ramp

Dr. Grace Mose is currently a Professor in Women's Studies at Kenyatta University, in Kenya East African and will be visiting us to offer this lecture. Her work has focused on addressing domestic violence among Kenyan women as well as women from other African Countries. She has worked as the Director of the Diverse Communities Health Initiative (DCHI) of the Education Fund of Family Planning Advocates of New
York State where she has organizes conferences and provides trainings in culturally and linguistically appropriate services to health care and other human service providers. In addition she works with family planning centers to develop and implement best practices including action plans and organizational assessments related to culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

Dr. Mose also recently founded and directs the Foundation for African Women, a charitable organization dedicated to the elimination of gender disparities through economic empowerment projects, civic education, and various gender issues including gender-based violence in Africa. She is a renowned public speaker at local, national, and international forums.

Previously, as a research and program associate, Dr. Mose worked to develop DCHI initiatives. She has prior research in harmful health issues confronting women in Africa and has published a book on female genital mutilation. As a counselor and advocate for women and brings a rich history of work on women's
issues. Prior to joining DCHI, Dr. Mose worked as director of Domestic Violence Hotlines for New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV). She worked as a part-time instructor at the State University of New York at Albany (SUNYA) in the Department of Women's Studies and has worked as a Legislative Aid for Assemblywoman Barbara Clark. Dr. Mose holds a Doctorate in Women's Studies from University at Albany-State University of New York.

March 13 Human Rights Coffee Hour

March 13, 3-5pm, 1210 Heller Hall

The Human Rights Program is organizing a coffee hour and networking event
for faculty, graduate/law students, and undergraduate students next
Wednesday. Shannon Golden, a PhD candidate in Sociology, and Corbin Treacy,
a PhD candidate in French, will give presentations on their human rights
research and afterwards there will be time for networking/informal
conversations and coffee and donuts.


At the Guthrie March 18- Inuit Films: Sharing Our Stories

Inuit Films: Sharing Our Stories
VIP Reception and Free Screening at the Guthrie Theater
Monday, March 18, 2013

Please join the Will Steger Foundation, the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis, Guthrie Theater, and the Minnesota International Center for a reception and evening of free films:

VIP Reception
6:00-7:00 PM
Pohlad Lobby and Amber Box
Guthrie Theater
818 S 2nd St Minneapolis, MN 55401

Inuit Films: Sharing Our Stories
7:30-9:00 PM
Dowling Studio, Guthrie Theater

RSVP here or call (612) 278-7147 (Space is limited)

The evening will include a collection of short Inuit films from the Unikkausivut: Sharing Our Stories collection produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Arctic Explorer Will Steger will share stories from his travels in the Arctic with Inuit elders and a selection of videos from his expeditions.

Global Scholars Program with Brookings Institution

The Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution (Brookings) seeks to help build expertise on girls' education policies and programs in developing countries. CUE works to build expertise on girls' education policies and programs in developing countries. Through our Global Scholars Program, CUE hosts guest scholars from developing countries for a four-month period to pursue research on global education issues, with a specific focus on improving learning opportunities and outcomes for girls. Upon completion of their research, CUE will support the guest scholars in developing and implementing a plan to share their expertise with their home institutions to further build research capacity and expertise.

The Global Scholars Program fits within the broader Global Compact on Learning work-stream by aligning the research plans of the guest scholars with a shared research agenda that will be developed in partnership with academics and operational agencies.

We are now recruiting for the third cohort of the Global Scholars Program. You may find more information about the application process here.

Spring 2013 Class at the Humphrey: International Humanitarian Crisis Simulation

Humphrey School students:

A new class has been added to the Spring 2013 class offerings and now appears on the class schedule.

Spring 2013
PA 5890, section 3: International Humanitarian Crisis Simulation
1 credit
Grading basis: Student Option (A/F or S/N or Audit)
Class number (needed to register): 70158
May 31, 2013 through June 2, 2013 (This overnight event starts at 1:00 p.m. on Friday and ends at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday)

Students will learn and practice humanitarian skills through innovative crisis simulation activities. This course will include in-class meetings before and after the simulation (to be scheduled in consultation with students), a 48-hour crisis simulation, and a final reflection paper.

Simulation exercise objectives include:

Understand common good practice, minimum standards, and how to improve the effectiveness and accountability of humanitarian program implementation
Achieve humanitarian-based outcomes by using resources efficiently and effectively
Develop collaborative skills, coordinating people and organizations at times of heightened complexity and risk
Operate safely and securely in a pressured and changing environment
Develop personal management and leadership skills

This link discusses a previous simulation: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mmf/news/bulletin/2011/humanitarian-aid-101.html

If you register, one credit will be added to your Spring 2013 credit load and your tuition bill will be recalculated, if necessary.

Students who are interested in registering for this class should contact Stacey Grimes at grime004(at)umn.edu. If you have questions about the course offering itself, please contact Ms. Sherry Gray at grayx260(at)umn.edu.

(This simulation is run totally with volunteers. So if you don't want to TAKE the class but are interested in volunteering, they will need people to be cholera victims, militia, and so on. Contact Sherry Gray if you want to volunteer.)

Job: Director, Office of International Services with the University of Texas Health & Sciences Center


The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) invites applicants for the position of Director, Office of International Services. The Director is a vital member of the Vice President's leadership team and will directly report to the Vice President for Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs. The successful candidate will contribute to the comprehensive internationalization of UTHSCSA by providing strategic direction to the Vice President for Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs.
The position directs the development, promotion, implementation, and assessment of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio international programs including faculty travel abroad, faculty led study abroad programs, staff travel abroad, staff led study abroad programs, student travel abroad, and student led study abroad programs.
The position also assumes the responsibility to coordinate all federal and University of Texas System guidelines for all foreign faculty, staff, students and postdoctoral fellows intending to join the Health Science Center to pursue their educational or employment interest.

The position provides administrative leadership and support for relationships with foreign universities and educational companies, governments, and other institutions and will work with the Deans or their designate in developing international programs. Responsible for assurance that all international program agreements have been reviewed by the general council and all appropriate signatures have been secured. Responsible for monitoring the specific responsibilities associated with the international program agreements.

Plans, coordinates, and implements visa strategies to obtain proper statuses for foreign students and scholars to include faculty and postdoctoral fellows. Ensure institutional and individual compliance with the law, by learning and interpreting and applying laws and government policies pertaining to F-1 and J-1 Visas.

Requirements for this position are a Master's degree in an appropriate field and at least five-years of experience in international education preferably at a health science center or major university or a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field with seven years of experience in international education preferably as a health science center of major university.

This position is security sensitive and will require a background check. To learn about our growing university, apply online at www.uthscsajobs.com

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Job: Development Director (Media, Technology, & Society) with IREX (South Sudan)

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

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

Summary of Position

IREX seeks an expert on media, civil society and technology in South Sudan to assist in assessing the potential for future activities in these areas. The expert will work on a consultancy basis in collaboration with IREX staff counterparts.

Summary of Responsibilities:
· Provide detailed information on organizations, institutions and individuals from the media, civil society and technology sectors in South Sudan as well as on the broader political, economic and social context
· Identify contacts from wide range of organizations in South Sudan
· Prepare written and oral reports responding to IREX inquiries on specific points, drawing on current knowledge and in-person and on-line research

Skills and Qualifications:
· Must have well-developed understanding of South Sudan, including recent on-the-ground experience
· Must have current established contact network in South Sudan
· Physical presence in South Sudan or Kenya preferred
· Significant experience in conducting assessments and on donor-supported programs will be an asset
· Professional communication skills in verbal and written English required
· Ability to travel to South Sudan required

To Apply
Go to http://www.irex.org/careers and click on Current Openings. Then click on the corresponding position and apply through our website. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

Dean Schwartz and Brian Atwood - Development, Humanitarianism and the Power of Ideas - Video

On March 8th, 2013, Dean Schwartz and Brian Atwood spoke on Development, Humanitarianism and the Power of Ideas.

Citizens around the world look to the United Nations, to the developed countries of the United States, Europe and Asia, and to organizations like the World Bank and the regional development banks for innovative ideas and programs to combat poverty, promote food security and peace. Are these institutions doing their jobs? Are they sources of innovation? What have been their successes and failures? Brian Atwood and Eric Schwartz of the Humphrey School have some 75 years of experience working with governments, NGOs and international organizations. In this audience-directed session, they responded to questions on these critical issues.

Click here for the video link.

Nobel Peace Prize Forum - Join Us Online

Join us this weekend for the Nobel Peace Prize Forum - live streamed and discussed online (www.livestream.com/nobelpeaceprizeforum). This year's program is the biggest and most dynamic in the Forum's long history, with a list of visionary speakers that includes Nobel Peace Prize laureates Muhammad Yunus ("Father of Microcredit") and Tawakkol Karman (Yemeni journalist/activist); global health experts Paul Farmer and Malcolm Potts; and hip hop artists Brother Ali and Omar Offendum.

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