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UN Ethics Office Internships

The stars have aligned and I have finally been able to launch the UN Ethics Office internship programme. Details below. Just on the outside chance that your universities may have interested candidates ....

Please publicise this opportunity and encourage qualified candidates to complete the on-line application process. Candidates must be enrolled in a Master's, PhD or JD programme from a degree granting institution of higher learning. Internships at the UN are not paid; we cannot help with housing subsidies or transportation costs. The general UN website (job opportunities) does include further information about the benefits of a UN internship and provides further programme details.
The work is cool, the hours not too long, and the pay is non existent. But - it is New York. Generally, we can keep interns no more than 3-5 months, and then they return to their home university. So, we'll need to generate a feeder pool. But, that's a good problem to have.

Joan Elise Dubinsky, Director
United Nations Ethics Office
917-367-9859

Daily News Bldg., 220 42nd Street, 25th Floor, DN-2521B, New York, NY 10017
http://www.un.org/en/ethics/
dubinsky(at)un.org

Attached below, pls find Ethics Office intern posting in Inspira:

and the link:
https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=32244

Global Spotlight Student Grants Competition: Deadline Extended

Global Spotlight 2014 Grants Competition
Deadline Extended:

Research Grants for Graduate/Professional Students Related to South Asia, Global Food Security

Global Spotlight is the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance's biennial focus on a region of the world and a pressing global issue. The Global Spotlight is pleased to offer an all-University grant program for graduate/professional students to support innovative research and the continued development of a global network of engagement and scholarship across the University related to the Global Spotlight themes for 2012-14: the region of South Asia and the issue of Global Food Security.

Doctoral Dissertation International Research Grants
(oral preliminary examinations passed)
Master's, Professional, or Doctoral International Research Grants
(pre-oral preliminary exam)

Deadline to submit proposals: Feb. 7, 2014

(Due to concerns that the previous deadline did not allow students to finalize summer research plans, the deadline has been extended to Feb. 7, 2014.)

For More Information

Visit the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance website for the application guidelines and eligibility criteria.
For questions, please email GlobalS(at)umn.edu.

This email was sent by the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance at the University of Minnesota, 331 17th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55414, USA.

©2013 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Job: Programs and Operations Coordinator, Salam Institute for Peace and Justice, Washington, D.C.

Full Time Job Opportunity
Position: Programs and Operations Coordinator
Location: Washington, D.C.

The Salam Institute for Peace and Justice is seeking a Programs and Operations Coordinator to be responsible for operations and financial management, as well as program and development support. The Salam Institute focuses on education, research, and training programs in the fields of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, particularly in an Islamic context. We have several priority projects that this position would be involved with, including clergy training and community development initiatives in the Sahel and several other projects in the Middle East and North Africa.

Primary responsibilities include:

Administration of all programs in partnership with the Program Manager, including preparation, administration during programs, and post-program work;
Financial reconciliation and reporting for projects and managing the organization's finances, including supervising a part time Bookkeeper;
Maintaining and further developing systems and ensuring compliance with funding regulations and efficiency of efforts;
Ensuring that proper document and financial control processes are followed;
Preparing and overseeing reports and other documents for publication
Participating in the design of training modules and intervention processes for government and non-governmental organizations as well as various community and grassroots groups;
Coordinating and following up with grant proposal writing;
Act as a primary point-of-contact for the Salam Institute;
Recruiting and supervising interns and volunteers;
Managing the Salam Institute office; and
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:

Required

Master's degree in Non-Profit Management, International Public Administration,
International Development, Peace and Conflict Resolution, or similar field

5+ years of relevant professional experience
Familiarity and experience working with USAID sub/grant mechanisms and requirements
Attention to detail and problem solving abilities
Ability to work independently and as a team player
Excellent presentation and writing skills
Professional attitude and demeanor
Fluency in English
Legal right to work in the United States
Strongly Preferred

New business development experience
Experience designing and implementing peacebuilding programs
Ability to conduct business in Arabic and/or French
If you are interested in joining the Salam Institute team, please send a tailored cover letter, your C.V./Resume and salary history & expectations to jobs@salaminstitute.org . Any application that does not include salary history and expectations will not be considered.

THE ODI FELLOWSHIP SCHEME 14 ODI Fellows South Sudan (postgraduate economists and statisticians)

We are now inviting applications for the 2014-2016 Fellowship Scheme. The deadline for applications is December 17th, 2013

The ODI Fellowship Scheme has two objectives:

to provide governments of developing countries with high calibre junior professional economists and statisticians where gaps in local expertise exist; and
to provide postgraduate economists and statisticians with practical work experience in a developing country.
The ODI Fellowship Scheme:

has existed since 1963
is demand-led by developing country governments who share the costs of employing Fellows with ODI
has worked in over 40 mostly low-income countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific;
has sent over 1,000 economists to work in developing countries on two-year postings;
is open to postgraduate economists and statisticians of any nationality;
is currently partnered with 24 developing country governments and regional bodies; and
awarded 57 Fellowships in 2013 and currently has 105 Fellows in post.

From: Peace and Collaborative Development Network

CHANGE OF VENUE: Mandela Memorial Dec 11, 3pm

International Center for the Study of Global Change
Nelson Mandela Memorial In Honor of his Life and Struggles
Wednesday, December 11, 3pm, 1210 Heller Hall

Chaired by:
Regents Professor Allen Isaacman, Department of History- UMN
Professor August Nimtz, Department of Political Science - UMN

Speakers:
Professor Helena Pohlandt-McCormick, Department of History - UMN
Professor Peter Lekgoathi, University of the Witwatersrand
Virgil Slade, PhD Student, Department of History - UMN
Janeke Thumbran, PhD Student, Department of History- UMN
Kurt Campbell, Visiting Scholar, University of the Western Cape
Therona Moodley, Visiting Scholar, University of Fort Hare

Co-Sponsored by the Institute for Global Studies

For the complete Fall 2013 ICGC event schedule, go to ICGC.umn.edu.
To request disability accommodations contact Shereen Sabet, sabe0014(at)umn.edu

ICGC Distinguished Public Lecture Wednesday, December 11, 12-1pm, 1210 Heller Hall

ICGC Distinguished Public Lecture
Wednesday, December 11, 12-1pm, 1210 Heller Hall



The ANC's Radio Freedom and the Liberation Struggle in South Africa, 1963-1991

Presented by: Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History,
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
University of Michigan African Presidential Scholar (UMAPS), 2013-14

ABSTRACT: Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi's talk is about the social history of Radio Freedom, the ANC's clandestine radio station from 1963 to 1991. He looks at the audiences of Radio Freedom, the messages they appropriated from it, and their use of those messages in the struggle against apartheid particularly during the turbulent years in the 1970s and 1980s. Despite the illegality of tuning into the station, Radio Freedom remained one of the major sources of information on the ANC, shaping political education and understanding of the developments and influencing political activities inside the country.

For the complete Fall 2013 ICGC event schedule, go to ICGC.umn.edu

Call for Papers: Notre Dame Student Peace Conference 2014, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Call for Papers: Notre Dame Student Peace Conference 2014, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Posted by Maha Hilal on December 3, 2013 at 2:29am in Training Opportunities, Conferences and EventsView Discussions
Cross-posted from University of Notre Dame: http://kroc.nd.edu/news-events/news/call-papers-notre-dame-student-...


November 4, 2013
Contact:

peacecon(at)nd.edu
The 2014 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference Committee announces"Building Peace: Integrating Two Decades of Progress," scheduled for March 28-29, 2014, at the University of Notre Dame. This event is sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

What have we learned about building peace since the end of the Cold War, and how should we develop this knowledge into future strategies? These are the fundamental questions that this conference will explore. It will investigate the advancements and shortcomings of peacebuilding efforts during the post-Cold War period, foster a better understanding of peace work over the last two decades, and explore how to transform these reflections into more insightful and integrated approaches. Because history unexamined often becomes history forgotten, we believe that focusing on the contexts and patterns of recent history allows us to extract crucial lessons that we can refine into the ideas and principles of the future.

The conference committee seeks submissions from undergraduate and graduate students for paper or poster presentations, workshops, panel or roundtable discussions, media displays or artwork, and other innovative presentations of research that explore this theme.

We welcome proposals that explore, but are not limited to, topics such as: peace negotiations, international policy, nuclear disarmament, the Internet, social media, revolution, terrorism, Islamophobia, racial equality, cultural understanding, women's human rights, crisis and disaster response, the rise of social enterprise, and other highlights of the recent period. Exploring these topics in specific historical context will allow us to facilitate discussion on themes and connections that can inform our work as the world's future peacebuilders.

Interested students should submit an abstract or description of their project(no more than 500 words) and a short biography summarizing their academic interests and background (no more than 250 words).

Please submit proposals on this page or via the conference website. The deadline for submission is Monday, January 27, 2014.

The Notre Dame Student Peace Conference is an annual student conference organized by students for students to provide space for dialogue on important issues related to peacebuilding, global issues, and social justice.

Questions may be directed to the organizers at peacecon@nd.edu.

Project Assistant/Intern: Women's Political Participation Programs

Job Title: Project Assistant/Intern: Women's Political Participation Programs
Job Function: Internship
Department: Women's Political Participation
Location: Washington, DC


The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) encourages enthusiastic individuals with strong interest in women's political participation to submit a cover letter and resume for an internship with NDI's Women's Political Participation team. Responsibilities of this internship include organizing and collecting resources on women's issues in the field of democratic development. The full-time internship is based in NDI's Washington DC office and requires a 40 hour commitment per week. We are looking for an individual available from mid-January through mid-May.

Primary Responsibilities
Assist in the general daily functioning of the women's political participation programs, including consolidating, supplementing, reorganizing and indexing NDI's materials on Women's Participation;
Conduct a country-by-country inventory of NDI programs emphasizing women's participation and cataloging relevant training materials;
Conduct periodic research assignments to support NDI's women's political participation programs;
Assist with administrative duties such as filing, faxing, copying, mailings and travel arrangements.
Required Skills
Generally pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in gender studies, international relations, political science, public policy studies or related fields;
Demonstrated course work and/or work experience in women's issues, gender equity, or related areas, particularly as they apply to international issues and/or politics;
Demonstrated course work and/or work experience in international relations, politics and/or political science, such as campaign or advocacy work;
Excellent organizational and administrative abilities with a strong attention to detail and the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks;
Strong research and analytical skills;
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a fast-paced environment;
Varied computer skills and languages a plus.
Comments

This is a paid internship. Interns are encouraged to attend workshops, lectures and other staff development events at NDI.

Please include both a cover letter and resume (attached as .pdf or .doc file) with your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Non-U.S. citizens applying for internships and entry level positions based in the U.S. must possess work authorization that does not require employer sponsorship.

NDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law

From: Peace and Collaborative Development Network

See http://ndi.force.com/careers/ts2__JobDetails?jobId=a0xE0000002SKc9IAG&tSourc. for more details

Brazil Scientific Mobility Program Professional Master's scholarship

The Brazil Scientific Mobility Program Professional Master's scholarship was launched yesterday, Dec. 2nd, 2013 and it will be open for student application until the 31st of Jan. 2014.

For information on how to host BSMP Master's students, please see IIE's links below:

http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Brazil-Scientific-Mobility/Host-Institution/Graduate-Program

http://www.iie.org/Programs/Brazil-Scientific-Mobility/Apply-Now/Graduate-Program

Cordialmente/Cordially,

David Saide
Setor Educacional
Education Sector
Consulado-Geral do Brasil em Chicago

401 North Michigan Avenue, suite 1850
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 1 312 464 0244 x 5018
Fax: 1 312 464 0299
http://chicago.itamaraty.gov.br

MDP alum Colleen Waterston blog on American perspectives of international engagement

From MDP 2013 graduate Colleen Waterston:

"I wanted to pass along the link to a blog I co-wrote with my colleague Zach Silberman here at USGLC. It's on the topic of American perspectives of international engagement, with a focus on private companies partnering with public sector to have maximum impact abroad.
Link: http://www.usglc.org/2013/12/06/global-engagement-promotes-economic-prosperity/"

Former HHH Fellow Magteld Smith receives Ph.D.

Congratulations to 2012-2013 Humphrey Fellow Magteld Smith on receiving her Ph.D. degree from the University of the Free State.

From Dr. Smith: "I have received my Ph.D on the day Nelson Mandela passed away.
Please find attached photographs with the Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Jonathan Jansen and my internal reader, Prof. Riaz Seedat; Unfortunately, Alex Lubet, the external reader from UMN could not attend my graduation."

HHH Prof. Assaad & alum Krafft co-author paper on Egypt's labor market

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/88594/Business/Economy/Underemployment,-weak-private-sector-growth-Warnin.aspx

Underemployment, weak private sector growth: Warning signs for Egypt economy
Shrinking female workforce participation and job growth also revealed in 14-year study, prominent Egyptian labour economist tells Cairo Economic Research Forum
Deya Abaza, Sunday 8 Dec 2013

Related
Egypt jobless rate reaches 13.4% in Q3/2013
Egypt's jobless rate rises to 13.3% in Q2/2013: CAPMAS

Underemployment, or the phenomenon of working less than 40 hours a week due to a lack of employment opportunities, has more than tripled in Egypt in the six years leading to 2012, revealed a study of Egypt's labour market presented at an Economic Research Forum conference Saturday.

The paper, co-authored by labour economist Ragui Assaad and Caroline Krafft of the University of Minnesota, in collaboration with the state-owned statistical body CAPMAS (the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics), makes several important observations on Egypt's labour market from 1998 to 2012 through a series of surveys over the period.

One important development is the visible underemployment rate, which climbed from 2.8 percent in 2006 to 9.6 percent in 2012.

"This is a sign of serious distress in the labour market," said Assaad, "because underemployment in Egypt is affected by cyclical changes, unlike unemployment, which is mainly structural."

According to the researchers, one of the main causes for unemployment in Egypt, which "tends to primarily affect first time job seekers," according to Assaad, is a demographic "youth bulge" caused by a dramatic drop in infant mortality rates in the late 1970s and 1980s.

This caused pressure upon this generation's entry into the labour market around 1998, causing unemployment to spike to 11.7 percent, according to Assaad.

"The good news is that this bulge has now largely been integrated into the labour market," he said, but warned that the "echo'' of that earlier youth bulge, in the form of a new generation, would be making its way into the labour force within the next decade, causing renewed pressure on the market.

Annual net job growth declined to 1.1 percent in 2011, down from 4.6 percent in 1998, however.

The data also showed that small firms are failing to make the transition into large firms. "Employment continues to be dominated by firms with 1-4 employees, and this has only decreased slightly, from 47 percent of employment in 1998 to 45 percent of employment in 2012," the study reports.

Mid-sized firms of 10 to 99 accounted for 18 percent of employment by comparison in 2012, a phenomenon common to developing countries known as the "missing middle," where employment is concentrated in micro enterprises and large firms, and which indicates, according to Assaad and Krafft, the existence of barriers to the growth and formalisation of small firms characteristic of a dynamic economy.

The percentage of first-time male job seekers ending up in informal private wage employment increased dramatically from 1980 to 2011, surpassing 60 percent, while the percentage in public work has declined steeply.

"Almost half of first-time jobs in recent years were informal private wage positions," whereas in the early 1980s, "individuals were nearly equally likely to have a public first job as an informal private wage job (30-35 percent)," the study shows.

The 2011 revolution exacerbated disparities between the public and private sectors, with 56 percent of those currently employed in government who experienced a revolution-related change in work conditions three months prior to the 2012 survey reporting an improvement, and 43 percent in the public enterprise sector, while workers in other sectors predominantly felt a change for the worse.

Egypt's women constituted 63 percent of the unemployed in 2012, up from 54 percent in 1998, although they constitute 23 percent of the labour force.

Women's participation in the workforce itself has declined. "Despite an increase in the adult female population from 22.7 million to 24.5 million, the female labour force has in fact contracted, "from 6.2 million in 2006 to 5.6 million in 2012 of the market labour force" the study reveals.

"This is a notable reversal of past trends, namely the expansion of the female labour force over 1988-2006," Assaad and Krafft confirm.

An inhospitable labour market, especially for educated women, and a lower opportunity cost for not working combine to create this trend, according to Assaad and Krafft.

"As opportunities for government employment have diminished, especially for new entrants and young women, women have withdrawn from the labour force," Assaad and Krafft assert.

Among unemployed women, almost all are educated at the secondary level or above. Female university graduates represent a growing proportion of unemployed women, especially in urban areas where they represent 46 percent in 2012, compared to 18 percent in 1998.

Dec 10 HHH to rebroadcast Nelson Mandela's Memorial Service

Hello Humphrey,

To commemorate the passing of Nelson Mandela, we will be hosting a rebroadcast of the official memorial service set to take place tomorrow in South Africa's Johannesburg Stadium. The memorial will include interfaith prayers, tributes by family members and foreign officials, and a keynote address by South African president, Jacob
Zuma.

Wilkins Room, 215, will be open from 11am-3pm tomorrow, December 10th with a rebroadcast of the memorial. Please join us when you can to watch and discuss the legacy of this world leader.

Refreshments will be provided

Dec 12 Info session on Oslo summer session & the Smaby Fellowship (for HHH students only)

HUMPHREY STUDENTS INTERESTED IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS, PEACE STUDIES
OSLO INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION SESSION
Thursday, December 12 HHH 55 IFP
Noon to 1:00 pm
Bring your lunch - cookies and cider provided.

Apply by Feb. 1, 2014 for the Philip C. Smaby Peace Fellowship. Apply separately to enroll in Oslo International Summer School. - materials due to ISS Feb. 28.

The Smaby family and the University of Minnesota Foundation have established a generous fellowship of $5000.00 for a student at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs to participate in a graduate course in ISSSV 4854 Peace Research, ISSJF 4711 Human Rights, ISSUV 4310 Special Needs Education , ISSHF 4060 Gender Equality, ISSSUM 4180 Energy, Environment & Sustainable Development, or ISSSV 4756 International Development Studies at the University of Oslo International Summer School, from June 21 to August 1, 2014.

You can complete graduate credits towards your Humphrey degree while studying and living on the beautiful campus of the University of Oslo and participating in trips around the country. The International Summer School was started after World War II to promote international peace and development. For full information on the summer school and courses, go to http://www.uio.no/english/studies/summerschool/

The Smaby Fellowship covers a generous portion of the summer school costs, though not all. Students should be prepared to pay approximately $1000 additional costs for personal expenses and course fees (note that course fees vary). The fellowship covers all program fees (including room and board) and up to $1110.00 of airfare or other related costs.

You must apply separately for the Smaby Peace Scholarship and to the International Summer School. Please see the attached instructions and scholarship application form. The deadline for the scholarship application to HHH is February 1, 2014. The deadline for the Smaby Scholarship recipient to get his or her hardcopy materials separately to the International Summer School is February 28, 2014. (You will need to mail your materials a couple of days in advance or use overnight mail delivery.) [Note: If you are not selected as the Smaby Scholarship recipient, you are still welcome to apply for the ISS with other sources of financing.]

Because this process is outside the normal International Summer School application process, you will have to indicate that you are applying as a self-paying student in the pre-application process, even if you are under consideration for a Smaby Fellowship. You must complete an on-line pre-application to ISS before applying for the Smaby Fellowship. The pre-application form will be available at

https://nettskjema.uio.no/answer/51840.html After the pre-application form is reviewed, ISS will send you a PDF of the required application form. You should start this process before Feb 1.

Questions? Please contact Lynne Schuman at schum001(at)umn.edu or Sherry Gray grayx260@umn.edu More info: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/gpa/globalnotes/2013/12/hhh-students-smaby-peace-fello.php

Past HHH students participating in the International Summer School are:

2013 Tenzin Khando (MPP) and Brendan Crosby (MPA)
2012 Harshada Karnik (MPP) and Erik Sande (MPP)
2011 Brandon Baumbach (MPP) and Duane Johnson (MPP). They each added an internship component in Norway to their summer studies.

Brazil Scientific Mobility Program Expanding to Include Master's Degrees in Applied Sciences

IIE is pleased to announce the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) is expanding to include Master's Degrees in Applied Sciences. The Mestrado Profissional nos EUA (Master's Degree in Applied Sciences) Program is part of the Brazilian government's larger initiative to grant 100,000 scholarships for the best students to study at the world's best universities.

The graduate component, designed and sponsored by CAPES and CNPq, will be administered by IIE and offer students from Brazil the opportunity to pursue terminal master's degrees in applied technology and science fields, especially those advancing innovation and creativity. Students will enroll in applied technology and science programs to gain knowledge in and experience with cutting-edge and innovative technologies and approaches as well to build pathways into technical and science-based careers. The grant allows for up to two years of study in colleges and universities in the United States. Students are required to complete an internship, preferably during the summer months of their degree programs, and to produce a thesis or engage in a capstone experience.

Students will be selected in February 2014; IIE will submit applications on their behalf to U.S. master's degree programs for fall 2014 admission. They are expected to complete by June 2016. If your institution is interested in receiving applications, please contact placement(at)iie.org. BSMP aims to identify institutions, centers, organizations, and leaders with whom sustainable linkages and cooperative exchanges can be established.

Learn more about the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program http://www.iie.org/Programs/Brazil-Scientific-Mobility

Dec 9 Applied Research for Improved Global Health

Applied Research for Improved Global Health Linking Engineering to Water Policy and Practice
December 9 1:00-2:00pm
Humphrey School of Public Affairs - Wilkins Room 215

Register Here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/applied-research-for-improved-global-health-linking-engineering-to-water-policy-and-practice-tickets-9460567813

Presenter: Sarah Marks, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins Global Water Program

Abstract: Safe water and adequate sanitation are cornerstones of global health and well-being. Much progress has been made in recent decades extending access to basic services to populations worldwide. Yet coverage remains low in many countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Drawing on findings from field studies in five countries, I will show how empirical investigations of access, sustainability, and efficacy can inform ongoing policy discussions in the water sector. In Zimbabwe, a distance-based measure of access is developed using low-cost tools for geospatial data collection. In 50 rural communities in Kenya, the determinants of operational sustainability of piped water systems are identified using in-person interviews and standardized engineering assessments. The findings from these studies demonstrate that monitoring efforts must be integrated within existing institutions. Furthermore, operational sustainability of water supplies depends on meaningful engagement with water users during the planning phase. Finally, we examine the efficacy of sanitation interventions in Tanzania, Bangladesh, and Peru using innovative environmental sampling techniques. These studies reveal that access to improved sanitation facilities (as currently defined by the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program) is insufficient for interrupting the fecal-oral pathway of disease transmission at the household level. Future monitoring efforts should adopt a more holistic agenda that maximizes the potential health benefits of water and sanitation services.

Sara J. Marks is a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Dr. Kellogg J. Schwab in the Johns Hopkins Global Water Program. She was trained as an environmental engineer and conducts field-based research on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in international settings. She has completed field work in Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. Her research interests include understanding the social and behavioral determinants of WASH project sustainability, as well as developing novel tools and methods for monitoring the efficacy of WASH interventions. Currently she is involved in a randomized controlled trial investigating the relative impacts of WASH, nutrition, and combined interventions on environmental enteropathy and child stunting in rural Zimbabwe. Sara received her PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University in 2012. Her dissertation focused on identifying the factors that determine water system sustainability in rural Kenya, including community members' participation in planning and sense of ownership for the infrastructure.

--
Peter Lindstrom
Executive Director, SciMathMN & Assistant Director, Center for Science, Technology & Public Policy. University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs
612-624-4659.


The Minnesota STEM Network, an initiative of SciMathMN, seeks to
work across sectors of business, education, non-profit organizations
and communities across Minnesota to address critical issues in
STEM education and workforce development.

Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) Intern

http://sundancefamilyfoundation.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/do-you-have-what-it-takes-to-make-a-difference/

The Sundance Family Foundation is partnering with Youthprise to focus on Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) in the Twin Cities! We are looking to hire a passionate changemaker to work with us on this shared project.

The Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) Intern is a part-time, 30 hour/week position shared by the Sundance Family Foundation (SFF) and Youthprise. This internship will provide an opportunity for youth to engage in transferable, professional experience, while making meaningful contributions to build the Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) field in Minnesota.

Sent by Fred Rose, Acara Challenge, UMN

Dec 11 Mandela Memorial, 3pm, Heller Hall

Nelson Mandela Memorial In honor of his Life and Struggles
Wednesday, December 11, 3pm, 537 Heller Hall

*Chaired by:*
Regents Professor Allen Isaacman, History Department, UMN

Professor August Nimtz, Department of Political Science, UMN

*Speakers: *
Professor Helena Pohlandt-McCormick, History Department, UMN

Professor Peter Lekgoathi, University of the Witwatersrand

Virgil Slade, PhD Student, History Department - UMN

Kurt Campbell, Visiting Scholar, University of the Western Cape

Therona Moodley, Visiting Scholar, University of Fort Hare


(c)2013 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. The
University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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