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PROGRAM INFORMATION Civic Education Project (CEP)

Posted by: Robert Szalma - CEP <szalma(a)cep.org.hu>
Posted: 10 Dec 2000


PROGRAM INFORMATION Civic Education Project (CEP)

The Civic Education Project (CEP) is an international educational
organization, founded in 1991, dedicated to assisting democratic reform by
cooperating with universities and institutions of higher education in
Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.  CEP collaborates
with social science departments and faculties through the selection and
placement of Visiting Lecturers and the support of Eastern Scholars, who
serve as lecturers at universities throughout the region.  With the support
of CEP, Visiting Lecturers commit to teach and perform outreach activities
for a minimum of one academic year.  Eastern Scholars are local academics
who have been to a Western institution for substantial graduate training in
their social science field.  CEP supports their efforts to work as academics
in their home country by providing them with a monthly stipend, teaching
materials and academic programs allowance, participation in various CEP
events and activities, and access to CEP's network of Fellows teaching
throughout the region.

CEP currently works in twenty countries and supports approximately 200
Fellows in a variety of social and policy science disciplines, including
fields such as international relations, sociology, political science, law,
history, economics, public administration, environmental policy, and
journalism/media studies.


Visit Civic Education Project at: http://www.cep.org.hu/


Civic Education Project
Nador u.9
Budapest 1051
HUNGARY
Office Phone: (36-1) 327-3219
Office Fax: (36-1) 327-3221

Civic Education Project
1140 Chapel Street, Suite 2A
New Haven, CT 06511
USA
Office Phone: (1-203) 781-0263
Office Fax: (1-203) 781-0265

PROGRAM INFORMATION MA Program "Central Asia/Caucasia," Humboldt Univ. Berlin

Posted by: Oliver Reisner <oliver.reisner(a)rz.hu-berlin.de>
Posted: 4 Dec 2000


PROGRAM INFORMATION MA Program "Central Asia/Caucasia," Humboldt Univ. Berlin

Humboldt University, Berlin, with the financial support of the Volkswagen
Stiftung, announces a 2 year postgraduate MA program "Central Asia /
Caucasia" for which up to 20 applicants will be accepted. Scholarships
available.

Three main topics (Human Action in Natural Space;
Identities-History-Politics; Myth and Reality of the Silk Road) will be
studied in a multidisciplinary approach that includes geography, history and
culture, economics, law, and politics. Students will qualify for jobs in
international organizations, consulting, and information as well as for
academic careers.

The program of studies starts in April 2001 and includes 3 semesters of
academic training and a 3 months internship in the region. The degree will
be completed by a 3 months-long period spent preparing a master's thesis.

Teaching staff includes specialists from six renowned German universities
and research institutions. Intensive training in selected local languages is
included.

Successful applicants will have a B.A. or higher academic degree and a good
basic knowledge of German (Please ask about additional facilities).
Applications by students from the region itself are particularly welcome.

Please submit a CV, degree certificates, and a detailed statement of purpose
to explain your personal interests and expectations to

Zentralasien-Seminar
Humboldt University
Unter den Linden 6
D-10099 Berlin / Germany

by 10 January 2001 (date of postmark, fax or e-mail).

For more information contact:

Oliver Reisner (oliver.reisner(a)rz.hu-berlin.de) / fax +49-(0)30-2093-6666 or
visit our homepage at:

http://www2.hu-berlin.de/zentralasien/

PROGRAM INFORMATION Summer Language School for Kazakh & Uyghur in Almaty

Posted by: Arman Akhmetov <armanat(a)ibs.kz>
Posted: 4 Dec 2000


PROGRAM INFORMATION Summer Language School for Kazakh & Uyghur in Almaty

We are pleased to announce that International Business School conducts the
first in Central Asia in-country intensive language training in the summer
of 2001.

International Summer Language School is for US, European, Japanese students
and scholars, wanting to study or master Kazakh, Uyghur and Russian languages.

IBS hires the best-qualified specialists-linguists, offering effective and
intensive teaching methods according to the level of students' language
proficiency. IBS has small classes, technical facilities, and excellent
conditions for learning. Students will be offered interesting cultural and
traveling programs, Asian cuisine & hospitality, opportunities for field
research, as well as consultations with the leading specialists in the area
of Central Asian studies.

As IBS is located in the center of Almaty in a newly renovated building near
hotel "Kazakhstan", participants of International Summer Language School
will be accommodated in the hotel or in the family.

IBS anticipates offering this School during the summer of 2001 to graduate
students, scholars, who specialize in the area of Central Asian Studies.

Please contact us for more information, including a course summary.


Dr. Balzhan Suzhikova
Director for International Development
Fulbright & RSEP scholar

&

Mr. Arman Akhmetov
Program Coordinator

International Business School
480100, Kazakhstan, Almaty
Abai Ave. 8-a, off. 135
Tel. +7(3272) 531-659; 531-660
Fax. +7(3272) 531-958
e-mail: bsuzhiko(a)ibs.kz, armanat(a)ibs.kz

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Project Turk (from Yeni Turkiye)

Posted by: Yeni Turkiye Dernegi <turktarihi(a)ttnet.net.tr>
Posted: 22 Nov 2000


PROGRAM INFORMATION Project Turk (from Yeni Turkiye)

Yeni Turkiye is announcing the start of another stimulating project after
the "Great Ottoman Research Project". The main objective of the new project,
"Project Turk", which is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the
Republic of Turkey, is to analyse the Turkish history since its inception.
All the scholars of the related fields are welcome by their original,
academic studies.

Below, you will find an introduction of our institution and project, the
conditions for the manuscripts is also attached.

Yeni Türkiye

Since its establishment, YENI TÜRKIYE has become one of the most serious and
prestigious research and publication institutes of Turkey. There have been
conducted many social and historical researches and outcomes have been
published as the special editions of its academic journal Yeni Türkiye Dergisi.

In December 1999, we have accomplished "Ottoman Research Project" and
published "OSMANLI", 12 volumes (Turkish, 9244 pages), and The "GREAT
OTTOMAN-TURKISH CIVILIZATION", 4 volumes (English, 3650 pages), of which
Prof. Halil Inalcik was the head of editorial board. Eminent professors all
over the world have contributed to this project with their precious
articles. Prof. Halil Inalcik admitted that OSMANLI has been the most
comprehensive and serious study in the field of Ottoman History, and
confirming this, the Turkish Association of the Writers granted the Research
of the year award to "OSMANLI" in 2000.

Our latest project "PROJECT TURK" that is planned to be published towards
the summer of 2001 (20 volumes in Turkish and 5 volumes in English), is
going to comprise the whole history of Turks. The primary objective will be
the analyses of the Turkic history and civilisation throughout the 4000
year-existence of the Turkic peoples. After the publication of the
collection, we plan to organize an international conference evaluating the
"OSMANLI" and "TURK" projects in Istanbul.

Our project is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of
Turkey, Turkish Historical Society, and various private firms. Hence, we
will appreciate very much to see your name in our authors" list after taking
the enclosed points into consideration. We will be glad, if you may notify
the subject of your prospective study till January, 15, and also we kindly
request from you to provide us the names and contacts of other scholars of
the field.

Yours faithfully,

Hasan Celal Güzel
Editor-in-chief

Address:
Yeni Türkiye
Abdullah Cevdet Sk. No:33/7
06680 Çankaya ANKARA
TURKEY

Tel: +90 (312) 442 62 42
Fax: +90 (312) 442 62 52
e-mail: turktarihi(a)ttnet.net.tr

PROGRAM INFO.- Training, Uzbek, Kyrgyz & Tajik Journalists, Almaty, Dec. 2000

Posted by: Alisher Khamidov <alisher(a)infotel.kg>
Posted: 8 Nov 2000


CAMsP Plans Training in Almaty in December

The fourth activity of the Central Asia Media support Project (CAMsP) will
take place in Almaty, on 12-16 December. The training program will be
addressed to 12 journalists from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, and
working for printed media.

The program is prepared in collaboration with the Kazakhstan Press Club.
The participants will be introduced to the political, economic and social
conditions in Kazakhstan, and to conditions of censorship and the resistance
of journalists in the CIS. The participants will have the opportunity to
carry field research and report on topics of their choice. As part of the
training, their reports will be discussed with media specialists, and later
published on the CAMsP web site, as well as in their respective media outlets.

For further information: contact(a)cimera.org
For more information on CAMsP's activities: http://www.camsp.osh.kg

PROGRAM INFO.- Internet Community Development in the Caucasus

Posted by: ICD Caucasus <icd_caucasus(a)azeurotel.com>
Posted: 6 Nov 2000


Project Harmony's Program for Internet Community Development in the Caucasus
Project Harmony would like to introduce the Program for Internet Community
Development in the South Caucasus. As Internet communication makes
cooperation possible with almost any region of the world, we invite online
communities from any country to contact us with ideas and suggestions for
how to further promote the Internet as an effective communication and
community-organizing tool.

With support from the US State Department's Bureau of Educational and
Cultural Affairs, the Program for Internet Community Development in the
Caucasus (ICD) promotes the use of the Internet as a democracy-building and
community-organizing tool for professionals in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
The first year of the program aims to develop two distinct online
communities one serving the development of small businesses and one serving
organizations that aid refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). The
training, educational and outreach activities of the program aim to build
the local capacity of professionals in these fields to use and create
multi-language online resources such as:
 - Online newsletters
 - Discussion lists
 - E-mail conferences
 - Interactive websites
 - Online events such as web chats and teleconferences

The program seeks to make the latest communication technologies more
effective in facilitating information sharing and professional networking in
the target communities in and among the South Caucasus countries.

Project Harmony Mission and History

Project Harmony is a not-for-profit organization founded on the belief that
active citizenship and community involvement strengthen the international
community. Project Harmony empowers individuals to create healthier
communities through international exchange and training programs. Its work
grew out of the profound changes between the United States and the former
Soviet Union (FSU) and has expanded to include constituents from other
countries engaged in building civil society and establishing new patterns of
citizenship.

Project Harmony was founded in March 1985. Since its creation, it has
successfully completed more than 315 programs, including 200 school
exchanges between the US and FSU. In total, more than 10,000 individuals
from the US and FSU have participated in Project Harmony programs. Project
Harmony has 17 representative offices in the US, Russia, Ukraine, Armenia,
Azerbaijan and Georgia and currently works in four main areas:
 - Professional Development
 - Educational Programs
 - Internet Technology
 - Community Development

For more information about all of Project Harmony s programs, visit
<http://www.projectharmony.org> or write to <ph(a)projectharmony.org>:

Contact Information for the ICD program:

Paul Lawrence, Program Director
E-mail: icd_caucasus(a)azeurotel.com
E-mail: icd_caucasus(a)hotmail.com
Ph/Fax: (994 12) 98-99-50

Gurbanali Alekperov, Azerbaijani Coordinator
E-mail: galekperov(a)harmony.co-az.net
Ph/Fax: (994 12) 98-99-50

Sophie Tchithcinadze, Georgian Coordinator
E-mail: sophie(a)ti.net.ge
Ph: (995 32) 29-02-65; Fax: (995 32) 25-23-29

Siranush Vardanyan, Armenian Coordinator
E-mail: sirik(a)projectharmony.am
Ph: (374-1) 58-00-59; (374-1) 56-16-76

[Forwarded from: civilsoc]

PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Academy 2001 in Istanbul on Islamic Knowledge

Posted by: Georges Khalil <khalil(a)wiko-berlin.de>
Posted: 3 Nov 2000


INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ACADEMY
ISTANBUL, 3-14 SEPTEMBER 2001

The INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF ISLAM IN THE MODERN WORLD in Leiden
and the Berlin-based WORKING GROUP MODERNITY AND ISLAM invite applications
to an international Summer Academy FOR DOCTORAL AND POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS
The Summer Academy will be directed by Professor Martin van Bruinessen
(ISIM) and Professor Altan Gokalp (Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin) and will be
held in co-operation with the "Orient- Institut der Deutschen
Morgenländischen Gesellschaft," the "Institut Français d'Etudes
Anatoliennes," the "Swedish Research Institute," and the "Netherlands
Historical-Archeological Institute" in Istanbul from 3-14 September 2001, at
the

YILDIZ TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, ISTANBUL
In a multidisciplinary exchange between the humanities and the social
sciences, supervised by a group of internationally renowned scholars from
various disciplines, 24 young scholars will be given the opportunity to
present their projects and to discuss new research as well as issues of
theory and methodology relevant to their field of study. Participants
receive a stipend covering travel and accommodation expenses. The theme of
the Summer Academy will be:

THE LOCAL PRODUCTION OF ISLAMIC KNOWLEDGE
Islam has undergone a dual process of universalization and localization with
its spread through conversion and migration to a large variety of societies
and cultures. Its universal message was -  and continues to be - adapted to
the local needs of new environments and contexts. Divergent historical
trajectories have meant that each region may have distinctive practices,
discourses, and infrastructures. Accelerated rates of urbanization, expanded
educational opportunities, and increased use of new media contribute
significantly to altering the production of Islamic knowledge. Diasporic
communities in the West as well as in predominantly Muslim countries, add to
the complexity of the interplay between local and transnational contexts in
which Islamic knowledge is produced.

CONDITIONS OF APPLICATION
The programme addresses doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in Islamic as
well as relevant area studies, history, anthropology, law and social
sciences. The researchers' work should be clearly relevant to the theme as
described above. A broader outline, including subthemes, can be found on the
websites of the ISIM (www.isim.nl) and the Working Group Modernity and Islam
(http://www.wiko-berlin.de/Information/eakmi_i.htm). The working language of
the Summer Academy is English. A completed application form (either to be
requested from the secretariat of the Working Group Modernity and Islam or
downloaded from the ISIM web site), accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a
five-page outline of one's current research project with a brief summary
thereof, and two letters of recommendation from university faculty members
should be submitted, in English, by 15 January 2001 to:

Working Group Modernity and Islam
Geschäftsstelle: Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin /Institute for Advanced Study
Georges Khalil
Wallotstraße 19
14193 Berlin
Germany
Fax: +49 - 30 - 89 00 12 00
E-Mail: khalil(a)wiko-berlin.de

Georges Khalil
Arbeitskreis Moderne und Islam
Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin/Institute for Advanced Study
Wallotstr. 19
D-14193 Berlin
Tel.: 030/89001-258
Fax: 030/89001-200
E-mail: khalil(a)wiko-berlin.de
http://www.wiko-berlin.de

PROGRAM INFO.- Presentations on the Uyghurs of Xinjiang, China

Posted by: Kathy Polias <freeuyghurs(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 9 Oct 2000


Below is information about two presentations in Washington, DC about the
Uyghurs from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, sponsored by the Uyghur
Human Rights Coalition.

THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT'S GROSS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AGAINST THE UYGHURS
OF THE XINJIANG REGION

The Uyghurs are the indigenous Turkic people of the Xinjiang region of
China.  For decades, they have protested the Chinese government's policies
of political oppression, religious persecution, colonization, and cultural
genocide.

Come hear several Uyghurs' accounts of the Chinese government's horrific
human rights violations against the Uyghur people. Speakers will include a
former political prisoner.  Find out what you can do to help end the
Uyghurs' suffering.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 8:15-10:00 PM
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (Washington, DC)
McKinley Bulding, Room 108
(Note:  There is a shuttle that runs between the AU campus and the
AU-Tenleytown Metro Station.)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 7-9 PM
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY (Washington, DC) (main entrance at intersection of
37th St., NW and O St., NW)
Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC), Rm. 241
SPONSORED BY:  Uyghur Human Rights Coalition

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Toni Braun, Education Committee Chair,
Uyghur Human Rights Coalition, at acbraun(a)early.com OR Kathy Polias,
Executive Director, Uyghur Human Rights Coalition, at freeuyghurs(a)hotmail.com


Kathy Polias
Executive Director
Uyghur Human Rights Coalition
P.O. Box 75785
Washington, DC 20013
(202)548-6084
FreeUyghurs(a)hotmail.com
http://www.uyghurs.org

PROGRAM INFO.- Central Asia Project, International Crisis Group (ICG)

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <JSchoeberlein(a)crisisweb.org>
Posted: 7 Aug 2000


In recognition that Central Asia faces difficult conditions which could
potentially lead to crises with major humanitarian consequences, the
International Crisis Group (ICG) is initiating a project on this region.
The potentiality of crisis manifests itself at present in very difficult
economic conditions and substantial tensions between the states of the
region, as well as the rise of violent insurgency, which was formerly
confined mainly to Afghanistan and Tajikistan, but which last year
manifested itself in bombings in Tashkent and a major incursion into the
territory of Southern Kyrgyzstan.

The Central Asia Project of the International Crisis Group, like all
projects of the ICG, is aimed at bringing in-depth field-based research to
bear on clarifying the causes of potential crisis, identifying measures
which can be taken by governments and international organizations to help
avoid such crises, and bringing these problems and strategies to the
attention of those who can work to bring about solutions.  The Central Asia
Project will involve a team of researchers and ICG staff in Brussels,
producing a series of reports on critical issues facing the region.  The
project will focus on three countries: Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

The first report released today, entitled "Central Asia: Crisis Conditions
in Three States," identifies a number of risk factors capable of
transforming domestic crisis into inter-state or region-wide conflict.  This
report is the result of a fact-finding mission to the three countries by a
team of five policy analysts.  The report is available beginning today at
ICG's website: http://www.crisisweb.org/.  Anyone interested in receiving
e-mail notification upon release of future ICG Central Asia publications may
contact Sascha Pichler at <spichler(a)crisisweb.org>.  Hard copies of the
reports can be sent to persons who have difficulty accessing or downloading
materials from the Internet -- in this case please provide a mailing
address.  For further information, contact Greg Austin or Sascha Pichler at
ICG Brussels, tel.: +32 (2) 502-90-38.

The ICG Central Asia Project will work closely with government and NGO
efforts to address the issues facing the region.  The research team, which
is led by John Schoeberlein (Harvard University), is anxious to maintain
contact with those who share the goals which motivate this project.  We will
be grateful if organizations and individuals having activities and producing
publications and other information resources relevant to these issues would
bring them to our attention.  To establish contact with the project team,
write to John Schoeberlein at <JSchoeberlein(a)crisisweb.org>.

The International Crisis Group (ICG) is a private, multinational
organization working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to
prevent and contain conflict.  The ICG Board is chaired by former Finnish
President Martti Ahtisaari, and its President is former Australian Foreign
Minister Gareth Evans.

PROGRAM INFO.- Agency of Political Research, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Agency of Political Research <apr(a)lorton.com>
Posted: 3 Aug 2000


Dear colleagues,

The Central Asian Agency of Political Research (APR), being one of the
authoritative non-governmental scientific institutions in the Republic of
Kazakhstan, is offering cooperation in a field of applied fundamental sciences.

The main directions of our activity are the following:

  * Analysis of the current political and social-economical situation in
    Kazakhstan, Central Asia, countries of CIS, and in the world;
  * Studying the problem of regional and international security;
  * Studying the specific and general features of international and regional
    extremism;
  * Holding of the social research on various actual political and economical
    subjects.

If you are interested in our offer, or wish to get more information about
us, please visit our website: http://www.caapr.kz


Sincerely Yours,

Erlan Karin
Director, Agency of Political Research

PROGRAM INFO.- Uyghur Human Rights Coalition

Posted by: Kathy Polias <freeuyghurs(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 1 Aug 2000

[Editor's note: Distribution via CentralAsia-L does not constitute an
endorsement of the content of any message.  We distribute postings that
offer some interest to the Central Asian studies community.]


Hello everyone,

My name is Kathy Polias and I am the Executive Director of the newly-formed
Uyghur Human Rights Coalition.  Our organization is dedicated to building a
grassroots movement in the United States to protest the Chinese government's
gross human rights violations against the indigenous Uyghurs of the Xinjiang
region of China.  We are particularly focused on mobilizing university
students to take action to help the Uyghurs.  During the coming fall
semester, we will be doing presentations at many universities around the
country and trying to get student chapters of the Uyghur Human Rights
Coalition established on college campuses.

I would like to let you know about a demonstration coming up on Friday,
August 11, 4-6 PM in front of the Chinese embassy, to demand that the
Chinese government immediately and unconditionally release famous Uyghur
businesswoman/political prisoner Rebiya Kadeer.  August 11 is the one-year
anniversary of her arrest.  The announcement for the demo is below.  Please
forward it to your friends and colleagues.  For more information on UHRC's
campaign to free Rebiya Kadeer, check out the following page on our website:

  http://www.uyghurs.org/campaign-rebiya_kadeer.htm


Kathy Polias
Executive Director
Uyghur Human Rights Coalition
P.O. Box 75785
Washington, DC 20013
(202)546-3336
FreeUyghurs(a)hotmail.com
http://www.uyghurs.org


DEMONSTRATION FOR REBIYA KADEER'S RELEASE TO TAKE PLACE ON AUGUST 11, THE
ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HER ARREST

Join a protest of the Chinese government's unjust imprisonment of famous
Uyghur businesswoman Rebiya Kadeer.  Demonstrate with other activists on the
one-year anniversary of her arrest to demand her immediate and unconditional
release.

WHEN?  Friday, August 11, 4-6 PM

WHERE?  In front of the Chinese Embassy, 2300 Connecticut Ave., NW,
Washington, DC (walking distance from the Woodley Park Metro Station)

SPONSORED BY: Uyghur Human Rights Coalition and the Uyghur American
Association

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Kathy Polias, Executive Director, Uyghur
Human Rights Coalition, (202)546-3336, FreeUyghurs(a)hotmail.com

PROGRAM INFO.- "Turkiye'den" Turkish TV Broadcasts on Culture & History of Turks

Posted by: Hadi Senol <hadi.senol(a)trt.net.tr>
Posted: 28 Jul 2000


Turkish home page: www.turkiyeden.metu.edu.tr
English home page: www.turkiyeden.metu.edu.tr/enghome.html
Russian home page: www.turkiyeden.metu.edu.tr/rhome.html

This website includes the documentation in Turkish, English and Russian of
the weekly TV program "Turkiye'den" broadcast in TRT-Avrasya channel.  The
contents of the program are composed of the scholarly discussions on Turkish
language, Turkish history and Turkish culture.  Each program hosts different
scholars from various countries, especially from Turkey and the other Turkic
countries that were inside the former Soviet Union.

The purpose of designing this website was to make the discussions in the
program available to the wider public who may happen to have any interest in
the matters of the Turkic world or of Eurasia and Central Asia. By this way
we hope to make know the general public the major topics of discussion in
Turkey related with Central Asian Turkic societies as well as inciting
response from those who may be interested in the discussions. So, we welcome
all the contributions from the worldwide scholarly public to the discussions
in the program. The contributions may not only be limited to criticisms, but
also can expand to the suggestions concerned with the content, form or
general direction of the program. You can also contribute to the program by
establishing or proposing a link to the homepage of the website on the
webpages to which you may have any connections.

We are also ready to exchange links with the sites that are related with the
issues of Turkish society, Turkish history, Turkish language, Central Asia,
Eurasia, nomadism, tribalism, and so on.

For such issues or any others please feel free to contact us via e-mail at:
hadi.senol(a)trt.net.tr

PROGRAM INFO.- Language Courses of Modern Uzbek and Russian, Tashkent

Posted by: Raisa Danilchenko <rdanilchenko(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 7 Jul 2000


PROGRAM INFO.- Language Courses of Modern Uzbek and Russian, Tashkent

Association of Translators, Interpreters and Teachers of Foreign Languages
of Uzbekistan is offering language courses of modern Uzbek and Russian.
We have worked out our own original program and invite you to test it.

Our courses are divided into three sections.
1. Beginner.
2. Intermediate
3. Advanced

We offer intensive (24-96 hours each section) and individual (depending on
your requirements) programs.

If you are interested in learning one of the above-mentioned languages
please feel free to contact the Chairman of the Association Raisa
Danilchenko, e-mail: rdanilchenk(a)hotmail.com

Besides, we offer fast, expert translations between most European languages
and Uzbek and/or Russian. We can also provide experienced guides and
interpreters to assist/accompany business people or scholars visiting our
nation. Local travel arrangements are also possible. Very reasonable rates.

For full details, please contact:

Ms. Raisa Danilchenko
Association of Translators, Interpreters, and Teachers of Foreign Languages
of Uzbekistan
Tel: +998 712 54 58 58
Fax: +998 71 144 26 03 (Attn. Raisa Danilchenko)
E-mail: rdanilchenko(a)hotmail.com

PROGRAM INFO.- KIMA Agency: Information and Support Services in Central Asia

Posted by: Sergei Morozov <sergei(a)kafe.iatp.kz>
Posted: 23 Jun 2000


PROGRAM INFO.- KIMA Agency: Information and Support Services in Central Asia

[NOTE: This posting was substantially abbreviated due to its limited
relevance to Central Asian studies per se, though it may be of interest to
those who contract research in the region.  For more complete information on
their market research activities, contact them directly.  --CA-L]


KIMA Agency
Information Solutions, Market Analysis, Support Services

The mission of KIMA Agency is to provide local and foreign companies and
projects of donor organizations with specific services and information that
would allow companies to work more effectively in the current Central Asian
environment.

Services

KIMA provides clients with the following services:

1. Information collection (survey creation, implementation and analysis);
2. Translation and interpretation services;
3. Consulting services (taxation issues, company registration and
    re-registration, etc.);
4. Logistical services (visa support, hotel reservations, transportation,
    computer assistance, meeting arrangement, etc.);
6. PR and promotional services for all activities (mass media advertising,
    projects' transparency services).

Contact information:

Mr. Eugene Petukhov
Mr. Evgeny Alekseev
480013, 46 Ablay Khan ave., 17
Almaty, Kazakstan
Tel.: +7 (3272) 272342, 329957
Tel/fax: +7 (3272) 272342, 651136
Pager service: +7 (3272) 504161 pager 6344
Mobile: +7 (32790) 213-44, in Almaty: 8-290-213-44
E-mail: kimaia(a)iname.com

PROGRAM INFO.- Moaserpajoohan Iranian Research and Documentary Institute

Posted by: Nasim <nasim(a)sina.sharif.ac.ir>
Posted: 22 Jun 2000


PROGRAM INFO.- Moaserpajoohan Iranian Research and Documentary Institute

The Iranian Research and Documentary Institute of Moaserpajoohan

Dear Colleagues:

With the most pleasure and honour, I announce that the Iranian research of
Moaserpajoohan which is a non-governmental and private Institute, intend
that by expanding its activities field to give and present its special
services on all Iranology fields to the Middle east researchers,
Iranologist, center of research, libraries and universities that concerned
with Iranology in all over the world.

These fields consist of:
  - The history of Iran (pre-Islamic, Islamic and contemporary periods)
  - The art of Iran
  - The literature of Iran
  - The political, cultural and social affairs of Iran
  - The religious affairs of Iran and etc.

Our Institute has expanded communications and cooperation directly with the
researchers, the universities, the private and governmental archives, the
centers research in Iran and all over the world.  For additional
information, address your request to the responsible manager of each
section, and then you can receive more information.

This institute intends to send its electronic publications on internet
network by the title of: Kaqaz-e-Axbar (the name of the first publication in
Iran).  This publication consists of: articles in Iranology, cultural news,
a list of new publications in Iran, books, news on seminars, poems and
pictures, etc.

If you are interested in becoming a member of this institute or you want to
send your questions you can contact:
    yazdani(a)moaserpajoohan.com

And you can profit by the special services of members.  The membership
conditions will be declared by the relevant responsible person, during the
correspondence. We intend to constitute the "Iranology Research Foundation"
and "Iran History Society" in Iran.

If you are inclined, in order to acquire more information and to notify us
of your readiness to become a member, you can contact with us at:
   info(a)moaserpajoohan.com

The services which we give on the field of Iranology are in a specific frame
as follows:

1. Information Services:
  - Providing and sending the list of published books in Iran, consist of old
    and new books.
  - Providing and sending the list of manuscripts and texts about your
    research or any kind of your favourite subject.
  - Providing and sending the descriptive and subjective index of
    bibliography or any kind of your favourite subject.
  - Providing and sending the list of the new and old publications about
    different subjects (historical, artistic, literary, political, religious,
    social and etc.)
  - Sending all the published books and new or old publications in Iran.
  - Providing and sending all of your required sources and informations,
    such as:
    1. Books (new and ancient)
    2. The copy of the manuscripts and lithographies
    3. The copy of the documents
    4. Publications (new and ancient)
    5. Pictures (new and ancient)
    6. Arts and crafts and art works
  - Providing and sending the detailed report of Iranology seminars and
    conferences in Iran.
  - Providing and sending the descriptive and subjective index of extant
    documents, about research or any kind of your favourite subject, in
    archives centers in Iran. (governmental and private)
  - Providing and sending all of the art works related to the traditional and
    pop music of Iran, or any other artistic subjects.
  - Providing and sending the descriptive and subjective index of the
    published articles in the publications of Iran.(new and old publications
    from 1906 up to now)

2. Research:
  - The fulfillment of the co-projects between this institute and researchers
    and Iranology centers.
  - Providing and sending the descriptive and subjective index and the resume
    of super Master's and doctoral theses in Iranology subjects in Iran.
  - Introducing the Iranian researchers and their research, to the
    researchers who are out of Iran, and vice versa.
  - Providing and sending the summary of Iranology research of Iranian
    researchers.

3. Publications:
  - Performing typesetting affairs in Iran, consist of:
  - Translating your books and articles from French, English and German
    languages into Persian
  - Edition of your books and translated works
  - Consulting about publishing your books and your articles in Iran

4. Propaganda:
  - Performing all of your propaganda affairs in Iran, which are on the field
    of Iranology, these affairs are consisting of follow cases:
  - Propagandizing your works, books, articles and projects in Iran.
  - Introducing the site and research centers and Iranologists in Iran.
  - Setting up the seminars and lectures in Iran for the researchers who are
    in abroad, and taking the relevant authorities.
  - Translation and publishing the researchers biographies and their works
    description.
  - Translation and publishing the works of the Iranology and the foreign
    research centers in Iran.

The "Moaserpajoohan" Institute puts its activities at the service of
Iranologists, by cooperation of the "Harim-e-Ghalam" Institute.  The
"Harim-e-Ghalam" Institute is one of the effective cultural and research
institutes in Iran, which its management is under the charge of Mr.
Mohammad-Ali Haghshenas.  If you want to get in touch with him, use this
address:
    haghshenas(a)moaserpajoohan.com

Mahmoud Delfani
Responsible Manager and Chairman of the Board of Directors


For more information refer to the follow address:
    info(a)moaserpajoohan.com

If you wish, you can contact the management of institute directly at:
    delfani(a)moaserpajoohan.com

PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Univ. on Qualitative Methods in Sociology, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Medet Tulegenov <medet(a)soros.kg>
Posted: 22 Jun 2000


PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Univ. on Qualitative Methods in Sociology, Kyrgyzstan

The following announcement about the summer school could be of interest for
those of list member who are citizens of CIS (and especially Central Asia)
and who teach social sciences

Best wishes

Medet Tulegenov
Deputy Executive Director
Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan


Civic Education Project -- Central Asia
Higher Education Support Program of the Open Society Institute - Budapest
Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan
invite applications for a two-week intensive

Summer University
Qualitative Methods in Sociology:
Pedagogical Theory and Practice
04-17 August 2000
Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan

Instructors:
Norma Jo Baker (Civic Education Project - Central Asia)
Chad D. Thompson  (York University, Canada)
Susan M. Dodd (University of King's College, Canada)

Areas of focus will include:
  - Qualitative sociology as social science
  - Diversity and strengths of qualitative sociology
  - Implementing qualitative methods in the classroom

Within sociology in the former Soviet Union, qualitative methods are often
overlooked in favour of quantitative techniques.  There is a serious need
for rigorous qualitative research in sociology in these regions.  The Summer
University will introduce participants to different qualitative research
techniques, concentrating on participant observation and
comparative-historical approaches.  The goal is to assist social scientists
who are both conducting research and teaching, and to look at ways to
implement qualitative research methods within the classroom.

Applicants must be:
  - teaching in the social sciences in a post-secondary university or
institute;
  - under 40 years on the day of application;
  - citizens of CIS.

Priority will be given to those who are teaching in sociology, and have been
teaching for less than five years.

To apply please provide the following:
  - cover letter;
  - CV;
  - outline of a course the applicant has designed.

The language of instruction is Russian (translated from English). All
expenses related to travel, accommodation and meals are covered by summer
university organisers.

All applications should be received by July 7, 2000 at:

Kyrgyzstan
205 Abdumomunov Street
American University of Kyrgyzstan
Contact: Svetlana Hamatova,
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 720000
Tel/Fax +996 (312) 66-34-18, 66-40-46
E-mail: <cep(a)freenet.kg>


Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan
Osh Resource Center
Osh Oblast Library
271 Kurmanjan-Datka St.
tel. +996 (3222) 2-57-07

Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan
Karakol Resource Center
T.Satylganov school-lyceum
1 Esenina St.
tel. +996 (3922) 5-43-06

Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan
Jalal-Abad Resource Center
Barpy Theater, Erkindik St.
tel. +996 (3722) 5-53-67

Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan
Talas Resource Center
28 Dzerzhinsky St.
tel. +996 (3422) 5-34-19

Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan
Naryn Resource Center
School #7, Moscow microrayon
Tel: +996 (3522) 5-04-27

PROGRAM INFO.- Uzbek & Other Languages at Uzbek State World Languages University

Posted by: Dilnora Azimova <nora(a)umit.maine.edu>
Posted: 7 Jun 2000


PROGRAM INFO.- Uzbek & Other Languages at Uzbek State World Languages University

Language and translation courses at the Uzbek State World Language
University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The Uzbek State World Languages University, a leading language institution
in Uzbekistan and the only translation school in Central Asia, invites
foreign citizens to study Uzbek, Russian and languages of the West and East.
Linguists and translators from foreign institutions and universities are
also welcomed to work on joint projects and exchange information, faculty
and students.

For more information, contact the university at:

Uzbek State World Languages University
21-A Lutfy St.
Akmal-Ikramov region
Tashkent City
Uzbekistan
Tel.: +998 (712) 75-55-73

For more information, email Dilnora Azimova at azimovad(a)hotmail.com

PROGRAM INFO.- International Scientific and Research Centre for Kypchak Studies

Posted by: Anvar Galiev <galiev(a)heritagenet.freenet.kz>
Posted: 1 Jun 2000


PROGRAM INFO.- International Scientific and Research Centre for Kypchak Studies

The International Scientific and Research Centre for Kypchak Studies is an
independent division of Kazakh State Law Academy.

Goals and Spheres of Activity

The main objectives of the Centre are:

1.  Study of the State History of Kazakhstan;

2.  Research of the Custom Law problems of the Kazakh people and the Nomads;

3.  Study of the peculiarities and mechanisms of the Euro-Asian Nomadic
     Civilisation function on the base of Kykpchak Studies;

4.  Determination of the role and the place of the Kypchaks in Central Asia
     and Eastern Europe peoples' genesis as well interaction and
     inter-influence of the migratory and settled civilisations;

5.  Research of the ethnic, glotto- and cultural genesis of Kazakh people on
     the base of the recent complex and inter-discipline elaboration on
Kypchak
     Studies;

6.  Creation of the Generalising Work about the Ancient and medieval History
     of the Kypchaks that lived in Euro Asia and Mediterranean lands;

7.  Formation the Kypchaks' Manuscript Database of the more known Muslim
     written sources in Arabian, Persian and Turkish languages, owned by
     foreign libraries and private manuscript holders;

8.  Co-ordination of the attempts undertook by the specialists
     kypchakologist for the purposes of improvement and intensification of the
     Centre's activity;

9.  Conclusion of the Collaboration Contracts in the sphere of Science with
     other Research Institutions of this kind both Kazakh and foreign;
     Organisation of the Conferences and Symposiums;

10. Providing exchange of the experience trough organisation meetings of the
     scientists, taking scientific expeditions, exhibitions, and seminars;

11. Publications of the scientific and historical issues; joint publication
     activity with other institutions in Kazakhstan and overseas;

The Centre of Kypchak Studies is headed by Bulat Kumekov - Member of National
Academy of Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Doctor of History, Professor.

PROGRAM INFO.- Eurasia Foundation Central Asia Website

Posted by: Chris Runyan <eurasia(a)ef.almaty.kz>
Posted: 29 May 2000


PROGRAM INFO.- Eurasia Foundation Central Asia Website

The Eurasia Foundation Offices serving Central Asia are happy to announce
the opening of our new English-Russian website
(http://www.ef.centralasia.net). You can find application materials for
grants (including downloadable versions of our Grant Program Guidelines),
information on previous grants we have given, contact information/office
maps, newsletters, success stories, and much more.

The Eurasia Foundation is a privately managed, nonprofit grant-making
organization established in 1993 with financing from the United States
Agency for International Development (USAID) and private donors. The
Foundation makes grants and manages projects to promote the advancement of
democratic institutions and private enterprise in twelve host countries:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic,
Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. The
Eurasia Foundation's offices in Central Asia have been awarding grants in
all five Central Asian republics: Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic,
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, since April 1995. Foundation
grant-making is carried out in two locations: Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Tashkent
Regional Office) and Almaty, Kazakhstan (Almaty Regional Office) with branch
offices supplying Foundation support in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic; Dushanbe,
Tajikistan; and Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. We believe that societies function
best when citizens take responsibility for their own civic and economic
future. Foundation programs seek to promote the skills and vision necessary
to bring the greatest social and economic benefits to individuals and their
societies. Please visit the site to learn more about our activities.

Let us know if you have any questions or if there is anything else we can do
to improve the site. The webmasters can be reached at eurasia(a)ef.almaty.kz
(Almaty Regional Office) or ef(a)ef.silk.org (Tashkent Regional Office). Thank
you!

(The Eurasia Foundation has no relation to the following groups:
EurasiaBank, the Eurasia Institute, the Eurasia Research Group, The
Information Analytical Center "Eurasia", or the Eurasia University.)

PROGRAM INFO.- KIMEP: English Language Business Institute, Almaty

Posted by: Brian Block <block.brian(a)kimep.kz>
Posted: 28 May 2000


PROGRAM INFO.- KIMEP: English Language Business Institute, Almaty

Now accepting applications to the only 100% English Language Business
Institute in Central Asia.

Please feel free to contact John Clark, Ph.D. (jclark(a)kimep.kz) or the KIMEP
admissions office Director Dinara Seitova (admis(a)kimep.kz) Tel: 7-3272
651527 for more information.

Brian Block
Development
KIMEP


This is an introduction KIMEP, the Kazakstan Institute of Management,
Economics and Strategic Research. KIMEP offers both Master's and Bachelor's
degrees in Business, Economics, Public Administration and Political
Science/International Relations.

All instruction is done in English and most lectures are given by professors
from outside the CIS. Many have Ph.D.s from leading European and North
American universities, including UCLA, University of Michigan, University of
Paris 8, University of Bradford, Carleton University and Johns Hopkins.

KIMEP does provide a limited number of scholarships for candidates,
especially from Central Asia and the NIS, who are admitted to our program.
Scholarships are intended to cover part of the annual tuition and are
awarded on the basis of both individual need and academic merit.

Website: www.kimep.kz


Below is a brief overview of KIMEP:

The Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research
(KIMEP)

The Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research
(KIMEP) is an institute offering five major educational programs as well as
a number of professional training programs designed to enhance business and
government in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

KIMEP is the brainchild of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Dr.
Nursultan Nazarbaev. Acutely aware of the Republic's urgent need for
personnel educated for a market economy, Dr. Nazarbaev established KIMEP in
1992. The founding father of KIMEP is Chan Young Bang, Ph.D., who was asked
by the president to create a new educational institution in Almaty, staffed
by foreign and local lecturers with international training and operating in
English according to the high academic standards of the European Community
and North America. Dr. Bang, who has recently become President of KIMEP, is
intent on providing KIMEP students with the skills and knowledge to allow
the pursuit of prosperity and stability for the Republic through leadership
in business and government.

KIMEP provides education and professional training to specialists and
leaders in business, economics, and public administration to function at
local, national and international levels. KIMEP fosters the open exchange of
ideas, the search for different perspectives on economic issues, and the
exploration of creative solutions to economic and development problems.

Currently, 520 full-time students are enrolled in KIMEP's three primary
programs of Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Art in
Economics (MA), and Master of Public Administration (MPA). An additional 280
professionals study in the institute's Evening MBA Program. More than 400
students are currently studying in the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in
Accounting and Business Administration and the Bachelor in Social Science
(BSS). A Bachelor of Arts in Economics program will be beginning in the Fall
2000 semester.

Other professional training programs provide short term and seminar training
to executives in areas of management, accounting, finance, banking, computer
skills and the English language. Hundreds of Kazakhstan's corporate
executives have participated through an established and ever expanding
corporate clientele that cooperate with KIMEP to enhance business operations.

Because of its continuous improvement in the goals of quality education,
KIMEP is established as a leader among higher education institutions in
Kazakhstan as well as in Central Asia. KIMEP is very much a western oriented
market economy business institute and the language of instruction is ENGLISH.

Brian Block
Development Director
Kazakhstan Institute of Management,
Economics, and Strategic Research (KIMEP)
4 Abai
480100 Almaty
Republic of Kazakhstan
Tel: (7-3272) 543080, 641269, 644635
Fax: (7-3272) 642701
E-mail: development(a)kimep.kz
http://www.kimep.kz

PROGRAM INFO.- Funding for US-Azerbaijan NGO Partnerships

Posted by: Alex M. Klaits <alex(a)isar.org>

Posted: 23 May 2000


PROGRAM INFO.- Funding for US-Azerbaijan NGO Partnerships

Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia (ISAR) announces a new
program to provide cooperative funding for Azerbaijani and US grassroots
non-profit organizations/ non-governmental organizations (NGOs) . Funded by
the United States Agency for International Development, ISAR's US-Azerbaijan
NGO Partnership Program will target advanced NGOs working in the fields of
women's issues and/or the environment, including environmental health and
environmental education.

Azerbaijani women's and environmental NGOs have become increasingly active
in recent years. Women's NGOs in Azerbaijan have participated in a range of
civic causes including, but not limited to: family planning; monitoring and
publicizing violations of women's rights; AIDS education; domestic violence
prevention; assisting disabled women; and increasing women's involvement in
politics. Azerbaijani environmental NGOs have likewise been active in a
range of topics including, but not limited to: monitoring sources of
pollution; protecting natural habitats for birds; ecological education for
children; informing the public about pollution data; measuring health
effects of pollution and raising issues of consumer rights. However, many of
these organizations have not had sufficient opportunities to partner with
counterpart organizations in the United States.

The US-Azerbaijan NGO Partnership Program will occur in two phases. First,
during a two-week exchange program in Winter 2000-01, four Azerbaijani NGO
representatives will travel to the US to meet with counterpart US
organizations. During this time, each Azerbaijani exchange participant will
spend several days working with a selected US non-profit/NGO to become
familiar with their host organizations' activities and to develop ideas for
a cooperative project.
To be eligible to host an Azerbaijani NGO leader, the US organization must
be active in women's issues and/or the environment on both a community and
international level. US organizations need to demonstrate a clear commitment
to international partnership activities by indicating successful previous
projects. American and Azerbaijani NGOs need not have worked together prior
to the application for the first phase of the program, however preference
will be given to organizations which have initiated some contact with one
another prior to the submission of the application. In other instances, ISAR
will be able to match selected applicants from the US and Azerbaijan
according to the focus of their work.

Following the exchange in Winter 2000-01, ISAR will hold a second phase of
the project: a cooperative grants competition to support joint projects
between NGOs from the US and Azerbaijan which will begin in Spring 2001.
ISAR plans to support between three and five projects with an average grant
of approximately $10,000.

The application deadline for the first phase of the project will be November
1, 2000. Application materials and further information about this program
will be available on ISAR's website on June 15, 2000 at
http://www.isar.org/. The application deadline for the cooperative grants
phase will be March 15, 2001.
If you would like additional information about the US-Azerbaijan NGO
Partnership Program, ISAR's work in Azerbaijan or about NGOs in Azerbaijan,
please contact Telman Yolchiyev at telman(a)isar.org or Alex Klaits at
alex(a)isar.org.

PROGRAM INFO.- Int'l Documentation & Information Centre for Abkhazia (IDICA)

Posted by: Chirikba <chirikba(a)worldonline.nl>
Posted: 29 Apr 2000

PROGRAM INFO.- Int'l Documentation & Information Centre for Abkhazia (IDICA)

The Foundation "International Documentation and Information Centre for
Abkhazia" (IDICA) is a non-governmental non-profit humanitarian organisation
which aims at the restoration, as much as it is possible, of the destroyed
by the war of 1992-1993 cultural heritage of the Abkhazian people and at
providing assistance to scientific and cultural establishments, academics
and intellectuals in Abkhazia.

The Foundation is independent and is not formally connected with any other
organisation. At the same time it shall establish partnership and
cooperation ties with other organisations, institutions or individuals
working in similar directions. Specifically, relations of partnership will
be established with scientific institutions in Abkhazia, first of all with
the Dmitry Gulia Abkhazian Institute of Humanitarian Studies, the Abkhazian
State University, the National Archive of Abkhazia and with the Centre for
Humanitarian Programmes. Special relations will also be established with the
Kebzeh Foundation (Canada, USA) and with the Society for Abkhazian Culture
(Moscow).

THE REASONS FOR THE CREATION OF IDICA

During the Georgian-Abkhazian war of 1992-1993, the shrines of the Abkhazian
culture - Abkhazian National Archive and The Dmitry Gulia Abkhazian
Institute of Language, Literature and History - were burned to the ground by
the Georgian army.

The Abkhazian National Archive contained thousands of unique documents
concerning the history of the Abkhazian people, as well as the history of
the Georgian, Megrelian, Laz, Armenian and Greek communities in Abkhazia.
The Dmitry Gulia Abkhazian Institute of Language, Literature and History had
a most rich scientific library containing thousands of rare editions, as
well as unique folklore, linguistic, ethnographic, musicological,
anthropological and other collections.

All these priceless records and relics of the Abkhazian cultural heritage,
which had been collected by generations of scientists and enthusiasts, were
turned into ashes.

The deliberate destruction of both institutions took place on one and the
same day, 22 October 1992.

The other scientific and cultural establishments of Abkhazia, among which
the Abkhazian State University, The State Scientific Library, The Samson
Chanba Drama Theatre, The Abkhazian History Museum, The Gagra Historical
Museum, The House-Museums of Nestor Lakoba and Dmitry Gulia, the Writers'
and Composers' Unions, the Archaeological Depository of Abkhazia, were
plundered or destroyed. The public monuments to the outstanding figures of
the Abkhazian culture (Dmitry Gulia, Efrem Eshba, Samson Chanba and others)
were completely or partially destroyed.

These actions were regarded by the Abkhazian public as an attempt to deprive
the Abkhazian people of their historical memory.

Since 1995 Abkhazia has been in the conditions of economic, educational,
cultural and informational blockade, imposed jointly by Georgia and Russia.
The Abkhazian economy, damaged by the war, is able to cater only for most
basic needs of the population. There is very little international assistance
to Abkhazia at the moment, and its culture, science and educational system
are in extremely dire conditions. This means that Abkhazia cannot
independently restore its destroyed cultural heritage.

AIMS OF THE FOUNDATION IDICA

The Foundation "International Documentation and Information Centre for
Abkhazia" (IDICA) aims at:
  - assisting Abkhazia in restoration, as far as it is possible, of its
    destroyed or lost cultural heritage;
  - dissemination of information over Abkhazia;
  - raising funds for various scientific or cultural programmes and projects;
  - providing various kinds of assistance to Abkhazian academics and
    intellectuals and to scientific and cultural institutions of Abkhazia;
  - channelling of humanitarian assistance for the institutions, academics
    and intellectuals of Abkhazia provided by other institutions or
    individuals;
  - providing consulting and other services over matters Abkhazian or
    Caucasian;
  - organisation of a depository of Abkhazian archival materials or their
    copies, in case they are destroyed or lost in Abkhazia.
  - organisation of seminars, round tables and conferences;
  - organisation of exhibitions and concerts;
  - publication of archival or other materials relevant for Abkhazia.

In future, on achieving a sufficient financial standing, IDICA will support
certain scientific and cultural programmes concerning Abkhazia in the form
of grants and scholarships.

THE STRUCTURE OF THE FOUNDATION IDICA

The Foundation IDICA consists of the Foundation's Board (including its
Chairman, the Secretary, the Treasurer and members of the Board), The
International Advisory Board and Friends of IDICA. The current Headquarters
of IDICA is situated in The Hague, The Netherlands.

The IDICA International Advisory Board consists of academics, intellectuals
and other individuals from different countries. Friends of the Foundation
IDICA are institutions or individuals who share IDICA's aims and who want to
contribute, materially and/or by their activities, to the restoration of
Abkhazian cultural heritage and providing assistance to its cultural
institutions or academic community. The membership for the Friends of the
IDICA is open to all those willing to assist.

IDICA'S PROJECTS

The Foundation IDICA will concentrate on the following projects:

Project 1. The Restoration of the Scientific Humanitarian Library for Abkhazia.

This will include:

  - acquiring of books, other publications or printed materials, as well as
    manuscripts and maps, concerning Abkhazia and the Caucasus and sending
    them to Abkhazia;
  - acquiring of general and special literature on different branches of
    humanitarian knowledge which could be used by specialists in Abkhazia;
  - receiving books donations or archival materials from institutions and
    individuals and channeling them to Abkhazia;
  - making copies of publications or manuscripts relevant for Abkhazia and
    sending them to Abkhazia.

Three small but valuable donations (from the USA, France and Norway) of
scientific books collections have already been received and sent to Abkhazia
by the IDICA.  The project will also aim at providing the Dmitry Gulia
Abkhazian Institute of Humanitarian Studies with computers and other modern
equipment necessary for scientific work.

Project 2. The Restoration of the Abkhazian National Archive.

This will include:

  - the search and acquiring of archival materials and other documents
    concerning Abkhazia and the Caucasus and sending them to Abkhazia;
  - making copies of archival materials and other documents found in
    libraries, museums and archives of the world concerning Abkhazia and the
    Caucasus and sending them to Abkhazia;
  - organization of a depository where copies or originals of archival
    materials or other documents important for Abkhazia are kept, in case they
    are destroyed or lost in Abkhazia. This is dictated by the precarious
    security situation in Abkhazia where the resumption of the military
    conflict with Georgia is not entirely excluded. The copies can be kept on
    CD-ROMs, microfilms and xerox-copies, as well as on video bands and
    audiotapes. A part of these documents can be put on the Internet.

Besides, a work will be done in making copies (mostly on CD-ROM) of all
important documents, all published literature in the Abkhazian language, all
museum and arts exhibits which are preserved in Abkhazia. For any
eventuality, the copies will be kept both in Abkhazia and in a depository in
the West.

The project will also aim at providing the Abkhazian National Archive with
computers, scanners and other modern equipment necessary for archival and
scientific work.

Project 3. Dissemination of information over Abkhazia.

This will include:

  - the publication of the news bulletin "Abkhazian Newsletter" (via e-mail
    and Internet).
  - the organization of IDICA's Internet website. The website will include:
     - The Virtual Abkhazian Library. This will contain full bibliography on
       Abkhazia and Abkhazians, including all Abkhazian publications (books,
       press, etc.), photos of books' covers with short annotations, and full
       texts or sections of some of the publications.
     - The Virtual Abkhazian Archive. This will include publication of
       important or interesting for the general public archival documents on
       Abkhazia.
     - The Virtual Abkhazian Museum. This will contain photos of items from
       most important museum collections of Abkhazia.
     - The Virtual Abkhazian Arts Gallery. The photos of items from most
       important arts collections in Abkhazia and photos of the works of the
       contemporary Abkhazian artists and sculptors.
     - The full catalogue of Abkhazian stamps.
     - The Musical Library. Traditional and modern Abkhazian music, which can
       be listened to and copied from the Internet.
     - It is supposed that a parallel Turkish-language version of the IDICA's
       website will be organised, in order to cater for ever growing cultural
       needs of the numerous Turkish Abkhazian and Circassian diaspora
       communities in Turkey and elsewhere.
  - publications over Abkhazia;
  - production and distribution of CDs with Abkhazian music.
  - promotion of the teaching of Ahmusta Kebzeh as transmitted by the Kebzeh
    Teacher, Murat Yagan.

Project 4. IDICA's Grants.

This will include raising money for organization of a special fund which
would support academics, artists, students and other individuals both in
Abkhazia and elsewhere who conduct work important for Abkhazian culture, by
providing them with grants.

We would welcome all suggestions and advice, both as to the organizational
aspects of the work and on the fund-raising. Those who would like to
contribute in one or another way to the aforementioned projects, by activity
or/and by financial donations, can contact us at the following address:
Foundation IDICA
Postbus 127
Kerkplein
2501 CC The Hague
The Netherlands
E-mail: chirikba(a)worldonline.nl

PROGRAM INFO.- Educational Advising for Central Asian Students to Study in US

Posted by: Sharen Sheehan <ssheehan(a)pd.state.gov>
Posted: 27 Apr 2000

PROGRAM INFO.- Educational Advising for Central Asian Students to Study in US

The US Department of State maintains a worldwide network of overseas
educational information and advising centers which provide information on
study in the US to all interested students, scholars, and other individuals.

These centers provide comprehensive, unbiased, and up-to-date information
on all aspects of study in the US, including academic programs at the
undergraduate and graduate level, the admissions process, testing
requirements, and scholarship, fellowship, and other financial aid
opportunities.

As US and Central Asian scholars, individuals throughout Central Asia may
ask you for advice about studying at a US higher education institution.  We
hope that you will refer these individuals to the education information
center located near them.  All centers are staffed by professional
educational advisers.

Sincerely,

Sharen Sheehan
Educational Information and Resources Branch
US Department of State
ECA/A/S/A, room 349
301 4th Street, SW
Washington, DC  20547
phone:  (202) 619-4731
fax:  (202) 401-1433
ssheehan(a)pd.state.gov

ARMENIA

EREVAN - IREX
Union of Armenian Architects
Marshal Bagramian 17
Erevan, Armenia 375019
ph:  (3742) 56-37-81
fax: (3742) 15-11-16
e-mail: irex(a)irex.arminco.com
advisers: Ms. Zara Oganessian
        Ms. Hasmik Sargsian

AZERBAIJAN

BAKU - Soros/OSI
Baku Education Information Center
Shamsi Badalbeyli Kucesi 98
Baku, Azerbaijan 370014
ph/fax: 10 (99412) 93-77-46  93-49-05
e-mail: hadji-zadehbr(a)osi.beic-az.org
adviser: Ms. Bahar Hadji-zadeh

GANJA - Soros/OSI
prosp. Ataturk 273
Ganja, Azerbaijan 374700
ph: 10 (994222) 6-30-25
fax: 10 (994222) 6-30-26
e-mail: HHuseynov(a)geic.osi-az.org
        hasan(a)osi.ganja.az
adviser: Mr. Hasan Huseinov

GEORGIA

TBILISI - IREX
Tbilisi State University
ul. Chavchavadze 1, room 231
Tbilisi, Georgia 380028
ph./fax: 10 (99532) 23-26-88  25-06-78
e-mail:  irex(a)access.sanet.ge
        mkandel(a)access.sanet.ge
        nino(a)access.sanet.ge
adviser: Ms. Manana Kandelaki

TBILISI - Soros/OSI
Open Society Georgia Foundation
ul. Chavchavadze 74a
Tbilisi, Georgia 380062
ph: 10 (99532)  25-26-15  99-06-78
fax: 10 (99532) 29-10-52  25-26-15
e-mail:  natia(a)isac.osgf.ge
adviser: Ms. Natia Nanava

KAZAKSTAN

ALMATY - Soros/OSI
ul. Tulebaeva 171
Almaty, Kazakhstan 480100
ph: (3272)  69-69-95
fax: (3272) 69-67-25
e-mail: resource(a)resource.samal.kz
        eac(a)resource.samal.kz
advisers: Ms. Aizhan Mukhambetkalieva
        Ms. Leila Edygenova

ASTANA - American Councils
Republican Public Library
ul. Seifullin 67
Astana, Kazakhstan 473000
ph/fax:  (3172) 26-27-26
e-mail: kulyash(a)accels_ast.almaty.kz
adviser. Ms. Kulyash Jumakhayeva

URALSK- American Councils
Eurasian Institute
pr. Lenina 194
Uralsk, Kasakhstan 417000
ph: (31122) 2-09-22
fax: (31122) 2-04-72
e-mail: zinevr(a)kaznet.kz
adviser: Ms. Natalia Urasheva

UST-KAMENOGORSK - American Councils
East Kazakhstan State University
nab. Krasnykh Orlov 69, korp.1,
room 104
Ust - Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan 492000
ph: (3232) 26-44-02
e-mail: saulem(a)eric.east.kz
adviser: Ms. Saule Bakibaeva

AKTIUBINSK - Soros/OSI
pr. A. Moldagulovoi 43, room 100
Aktobe City, Kazakhstan 463019
ph: (3132) 55-44-44
e-mail: eac-aktobe(a)nursat.kz
adviser: Ms. Maira Mukambayeva

SHYMKENT - Soros/OSI
ul. Tauke-Khan 5, P.O. Box 157
Shymkent, Kazakhstan 486050
ph: (3252) 53-21-69
fax: (3252) 53-20-13
e-mail: rc-shimk(a)kaznet.kz
advisers:  Ms. Saule Omirbekova

KARAGANDA - Soros/OSI
Kazakhstan Resource Center
Gogol St. 38, KarGU building
Karaganda, Kazakhstan 470061
ph/fax: (3212) 55 36 21/48 36 50
e-mail: rc_karaganda(a)soros.krg.kz
advisers: Ms. Korlan Bashirova
        Mr. Askar Bekishev

KYRGYZSTAN
BISHKEK - IREX
National Academy of Science
265A Chui Prospekt, 1st floor
Room 104
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 720071
ph: 10 (996312) 61-08-02
fax: 10 (996312) 61-08-36
e-mail: anara(a)eac.freenet.kg
adviser: Ms. Anara Jamasheva

OSH - Soros/OSI
Osh Oblast Library
ul. Kurmanjan-Datka 271
Osh, Kyrgyzstan 714000
ph/fax: 10 (9963222) 5-66-62/2-57-07
e-mail: oshrc(a)kyrnet.kg
adviser: Ms. Bumairam Ismailova

TAJIKISTAN

DUSHANBE - American Councils
ACCELS/American Center
ul. Rudaki 105, room 13-14
Tajikistan, Dushanbe 734001
ph/fax: (3772) 21-17-95/21-21-03
e-mail: oseas(a)amc.td.silk.org
adviser: Ms. Matluba Mamadjanova

TURKMENISTAN

ASHGABAD - American Councils
pr. Magtymguly 78, 1st floor
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 744014
ph/fax: (3632) 39-90-66 / 65
e-mail: eacashgabat(a)usa.net
adviser: Ms. Oguljan Khalliyeva

UZBEKISTAN

BUKHARA EIC - American Councils
Bukhara Cultural and Information Center
Art Museum Building
ul. Nakshandi 13
Bukhara, Uzbekistan 705001
ph/fax: 10 (9986522) 4-22-46
e-mail: accels(a)bukhara.silk.org
adviser: Ms. Ayam Taimazova

NAMANGAN - American Councils
ul. Asadulla Hodjaev  54
Namangan, Uzbekistan 716000
ph: 10 (998692) 26-27-50
fax: 10 (998692) 26-19-19
e-mail: accels(a)actrnam.bcc.com.uz
adviser: Mr. Sharif Kayumov

NUKUS - American Councils
3 Karakalpakistan St., 1st floor, room 4
Nukus, Uzbekistan 742000
ph: 10 (99861)  27-09-68
fax: 10 (99861) 22-89-57
e-mail: accels(a)actrnuk.bcc.com.uz
adviser: Mr. Habibnazar Dauzhanov

SAMARKAND - American Councils
Faculty of Russian and Uzbek Philology
15 Universitetsky blvd.
Samarkand, Uzbekistan 703000
ph/fax:10 (998662) 35-02-74 or 35-69-52
ph: 10 (998662) 35-02-74
e-mail: accels(a)actrsam.bcc.com.uz
advisers: Ms. Firuza Salikhbaeva
        Ms. Firuza Rakhmankulova

PROGRAM INFO.- PR Center for Human Rights and Religious Freedom, Moscow

Posted by: Konstantin Krylov <prcenter(a)online.ru>
Posted: 27 Apr 2000

PROGRAM INFO.- PR Center for Human Rights and Religious Freedom, Moscow

Dear Colleagues,

PR Center http://prcenter.nm.ru is collecting and distributing information
about the issues of the freedom of conscience in the former Soviet Union.
PR Center's Religious Freedom News page is located at
http://prcenter.nm.ru/news_2000, covering most important events relating to
freedom of faith in the former communist bloc.  Our site has a Links page at
http://prcenter.nm.ru/links, through which you can access other similar
sites in the former Soviet Union and other countries.  PR Center's site is a
fully searchable resource helpful for researchers in the area of religion,
human rights and religious freedom in Russia and the FSU.

Yours sincerely,

Konstantin Krylov
Public Relations Center
Tel/fax: +7 (095) 234-3292
e-mail: prcenter(a)newmail.ru
http://prcenter.newmail.ru

PROGRAM INFO.- Novosibirsk Summer School: Communicative Strategies of Culture

Posted by: Igor Silantev <silantev(a)sscadm.nsu.ru>
Posted: 26 Apr 2000

PROGRAM INFO.- Novosibirsk Summer School: Communicative Strategies of Culture

NOVOSIBIRSK SUMMER SCHOOL
COMMUNICATIVE STRATEGIES OF CULTURE
August 3-20, 2000

Novosibirsk academic community is pleased to announce the 3d international
Novosibirsk International Summer School 2000 and to invite you to attend its
program "Communicative Strategies of Culture". The aim of this Summer School
is - in a three week intensive training program, to be held in Novosibirsk -
to encourage interested young faculty members and researchers from states of
CIS and new Baltic countries to get acquainted with studies in communicative
strategies of modern culture.

The last decades of the 20th century were marked by the fundamental
transformation of the structure and the content of humanitarian science
itself and of the methodology of humanitarian research. Phenomenon of
communication is clearly assigned an ontological meaning, and culture in
general is viewed as a hyper-communicative historical process. The questions
of communicative strategies of functioning of the human mind and spheres of
spiritual culture of humankind are given the leading roles. Russian thinker
Michail Bakhtin, whose heritage had a visible impact on the modern world way
of thinking, originated that trend in humanitarian thinking along with the
Western philosophers-dialogists M.Buber, F.Rosenzweig, O.Rosenshtok-Hussi
and others. Bakhtin's meta-linguistic theory of expression as a
communicative act (discourse) was developed in the theory and practice of
discourse analysis, widely spread in humanities of the European countries,
as well as in the new tendencies of regeneration and transformation of
rhetoric (general rhetoric, new rhetoric, live rhetoric). Theory of
discourse and general communicative strategies, the differences of which are
making up the diversity of the human culture, becomes a common denominator
of the above events.  In general, the theory of communicative events
(communicative culturology) is acquiring a methodological importance to the
modern researchers in humanities. The Summer School is addressing the range
of problems related to communicative strategies of modern culture.

The distinct interdisciplinary nature of the Summer school is becoming its
major feature. The problems of communicative culturology is important for
the wide spectrum of humanitarian disciplines - history, philosophy,
psychology, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, literature, etc. By that,
the Summer School is addressing one of the most important trends in the
development of modern humanities, making an effort for methodological and
objective synthesis of the earlier separate humanitarian disciplines.

Within the framework of the Summer School, lectures on proposed topics given
by leading Russian and foreign researchers, conducting seminars and
workshops, organisation of the round table discussions, preparation of
individual research projects by the School participants, informal research
communication are planned.

More than 70 young university teachers from 20 Russian cities and 6
countries of the former USSR were participants of the two previous
Novosibirsk summers schools in 1998-99.

A special issues of the journals 'Discourse' and 'Critique and Semiotics'
will publish the proceedings of the Summer School 2000 and primarily
research papers of the participants.

The Summer School 2000 Program

Theory of Communicative Events by Professor Valery Tyupa (Russian State
   University of Humanities, Moscow)
Plurality of Discourses: Problems, Approaches, Status Causae by Professor
   Rastko Mocnik (University of Liubliana, Slovenia)
Rhetoric as an Area of Discourse Studies by Professor Yury Shatin
   (Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University)
Practical Logic and Communicative Strategies by Professor Deyan Deyanov
   (University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
Historism and Communicativity by Professor Yury Troitsky (Russian State
   University of Humanities, Moscow)
Discourse of Imposture in Russian Culture by Professor Igor Smirnov
   (University of Constanze, Germany)

Working Languages of the Summer School

The languages of the Summer School are Russian and English. Lectures given
in English will be simultaneously translated into Russian.

Location and Time of the Summer School

The Summer School 'Communicative Strategies of Culture' will be held from
August 3 to 20, 2000 in the suburb of Novosibirsk on the Berdsky Bay.
Participants of the Summer School

Citizens of the states of CIS and new Baltic countries, and no more than 35
years of age - young university teachers, as well as postgraduates and
researchers involved in teaching at the university level - can compete in
the selection process to participate in the Summer School. A general
selection criterion for all applicants is to be actively involved in
research on a Ph.D. thesis (kandidatskaya). The deadline for submission of
applications is June 5, 2000.

Selection process will take place in June 6-7, 2000. Selected participants
will be sent personal invitations. To facilitate the invitation procedure,
the applicants, where possible, are requested to provide, along with a
mailing address, their telephone, fax numbers, and e-mail.

During the Summer School the participants are preparing their individual
research projects, where the topics of the Summer School are linking
individual research interests. Qualifying reports of the participants will
win them relevant certificates.

The School will cover the cost of accommodation and meals in the resort for
the participants, as well as their round-trip transportation by train from
places of their residence.

Contact Information

Preliminary questions should be sent preferably by e-mail. Final application
documents should be typed and submitted via regular mail and duplicate by
e-mail.

Vladimir V. Petrov
Administrator
Novosibirsk Summer School 2000
'Communicative Strategies of Culture'
Mailing address: Tsvetnoi Proezd, 29-28,
Novosibirsk 630090 Russia
E-mail: sum(a)sscadm.nsu.ru
Web: http://www.nsu.ru/psych/comstrat/

Contact the organizers to obtain the forms that must be completed to apply.

PROGRAM INFO.- International Association "Epics of the World's Peoples"

Posted by: Karl Reichl <k.reichl(a)uni-bonn.de>
Posted: 15 Apr 2000

PROGRAM INFO.- International Association "Epics of the World's Peoples"

A New International Association for the Preservation of the World's Heritage
of Epics

On November 24 and 25, 1999, a new international association for the
preservation of the world's heritage of epics was founded in Bishkek,
Kyrgyzstan. The founding conference was organized by the head of the Kyrgyz
State Institute for the Preservation and Propagation of the epic "Manas",
Mr. Beksultan Jakiev, and supported by UNESCO. The conference was attended
by members of the Kyrgyz government, by the UNESCO representative for
Central Asia and by scholars from Kyrgyzstan, Russia and various parts of
the Russian Federation (Yakutia, Tatarstan, Khakassia), Uzbekistan,
Kazakhstan, Armenia, Mongolia, China (including Inner Mongolia and
Xinjiang), Iran, Turkey and Germany. The basic aim of the association is the
collection, preservation and study of epic poetry, in particular oral and
traditional epic poetry. The majority of the participants came from areas
where epic poetry is still orally performed and where epics play an
important role as cultural symbols in their respective societies. With the
dramatic political and social changes in Central Asia and with the
intensifying of globalization, traditional culture is more than ever in
danger of extinction. It was felt by all participants of the founding
conference that there is a pressing need to collect and preserve the world's
heritage of traditional epics while this is still possible. For this effort
international cooperation is absolutely necessary, in particular as the
areas where oral epic poetry still flourishes belong to the economically
less privileged parts of the world.

The association is called Mezhdunarodnaya Assotsiatsia "Eposy Narodov Mira"
(MAEN)/ International Association "Epics of the World's Peoples" (IAEWP).
Mr. Beksultan Jakiev (Bishkek) has been elected president of the
association; Prof. Karl Reichl (Bonn, Germany) and Mr. Alexander Zhirkov
(Yakutsk) have been elected vice presidents.

The first goal is to establish a network of scholars working on epic poetry;
to initiate an exchange of information on activities and projects; and to
organize conferences and symposia, as well as festivals with epic singers
and field trips.

For more information contact:

Mr. Beksultan Jakiev
Gos. Direktsiia po propagande eposa Manas
bul. Erkindik, 54
720040 g. Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan
E-mail: manasprj(a)elcat.kg

Prof. Karl Reichl
Englisches Seminar
Univ. Bonn
Regina-Pacis-Weg 5
53604 Bonn
Germany
E-mail: k.reichl(a)uni-bonn.de

PROGRAM INFO.- Uzbek and Russian Language Courses and Translation Services

Posted by: Raisa Danilchenko <rdanilchenko(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 10 Apr 2000

PROGRAM INFO.- Uzbek and Russian Language Courses and Translation Services

Association of Translators, Interpreters and Teachers of Uzbekistan
organizes Uzbek and Russian language courses for foreigners. We offer 1-10
months courses from elementary to advanced level. The intensive teaching
program is supplemented by trips to various parts of Uzbekistan.

We also translate from English, German, French and other European
languages into Russian and Uzbek, and vice versa.

Our quality and prices are the best in Uzbekistan.

For additional information, please contact:

Raisa Danilchenko
Chilanzar, 14-7A-3,
Tashkent 700173
Uzbekistan
Tel: +998 712 74 60 64
Fax: +998 71 144 26 03
E-mail: rdanilchenko(a)hotmail.com

PROGRAM INFO.- Seminar for Social Studies Teachers on Central Asia in Uzbekistan

Posted by: Marwan ElNasser <elnasser(a)oak.ait.fredonia.edu>
Posted: 6 Apr 2000


Seminar in Uzbekistan on Central Asia offered for social studies teachers
through Fulbright-Hayes Group Projects Abroad

The bulk of travel, room, and board expenses will be covered by a grant to
State University of New York at Fredonia from the U.S. Department of Education.

Social Studies teachers from the Eastern United States are eligible to apply
for enrollment in a short-term seminar on Central Asia under the
Fulbright-Hayes, Group Projects Abroad program this summer. The seminar,
being offered through SUNY Fredonia, gives teachers first-hand experience in
Uzbekistan, a Central Asian country that became independent in 1991 after
the collapse of the Soviet Union. The four-week program in Uzbekistan
includes lectures and seminars at the University of World Economy and
Diplomacy, in-country field study and travel to world-renowned historical
sites, and basic language instruction in Russian and Uzbek.

In addition to the four weeks abroad, participants will attend pre-departure
and follow-up workshops at the Fredonia campus that provide an overview of
Central Asia, training in curriculum development, and discussions on how to
integrate what was learned into social studies classes. Dr. Barbara
Mallette of the School of Education, Dr. Marwan ElNasser of the Department
of Economics, both of SUNY Fredonia and Dr. A. Malikov of the University of
World Economy and Diplomacy of Tashkent, Uzbekistan developed the seminar to
enable school districts to provide better instruction in the history,
culture, politics, and economy of Central Asian countries. Many are
evolving into democratic societies and market-based economies after their
independence from the now defunct Soviet Union. Dr. El Nasser is a former
Fulbright Scholar in economics at the University of World Economy and
Diplomacy in Uzbekistan, and Dr. Mallette is an expert in curriculum and
staff development.

The "Short Term Seminar on Central Asia" may also be taken as a three-credit
graduate course from late June through July. The bulk of travel, room, and
board expenses will be covered by a grant to SUNY Fredonia from the U.S.
Department of Education Fulbright-Hayes program. The grant is covering the
cost of round trip airfare for all participants to Tashkent, Uzbekistan from
Buffalo, N.Y. or New York City; housing and most meals in Uzbekistan;
transportation inside Uzbekistan, some required readings, and computer and
e-mail links from Uzbekistan to the U.S. Participants are responsible for
either graduate tuition or a workshop fee to SUNY Fredonia, passport, visa,
and necessary medical insurance, as well as entrance fees to museums,
cultural events, historical sites, and some meals.

SUNY Fredonia is accepting applications from social studies teachers.
Applicants will be chosen from among teachers with at least two years of
teaching experience, who have already taken a minimum of six credit hours of
graduate study. Each applicant's school district superintendent and social
studies department head must endorse their candidacy. A campus screening
committee will review applications and make the selections. Each selected
teacher will be required to integrate the Central Asian topics into the
existing social studies curricula at their schools. Heads of social studies
departments and all social and global studies teachers are eligible to apply
or obtain more information by contacting the SUNY Fredonia Office of
International Education at: 716-673-3451 or contact Marwan ElNasser at:
<elnasser(a)ait.fredonia.edu>
or Barbara Mallette at:
<mallette(a)fredonia.edu>

Dr. Marwan M. El Nasser
Professor of Economics
State University of New York
Fredonia, New York 14063

Telephone Office:(716) 673-3827
Home: (716)672-2516
Fax: (716)673-3332

Home address:
134 Central avenue
Fredonia, New York 14063

PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Program in Buryatia, REAP International

Posted by: Serguei Alex Oushakine <oushakin(a)ssc.upenn.edu>
Posted: 4 Apr 2000

PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Program in Buryatia, REAP International

REAP INTERNATIONAL HAS AMBITIOUS SUMMER PROGRAM IN SIBERIA

REAP International, is preparing for a busy and productive summer in
Siberia. The effort will involve up to 60 Americans in several
activities. The projects assist Irkutsk and Buryatia to improve rural
conditions; promote environmental and civic activism for young
people; and strengthen village schools to be effective service
providers for their communities.

Deadlines for signing up range from May 26 to June 9. Programs are:

2nd International Green Walk in Buryatia, which includes camping,
working on environmental or civic projects, discussing with residents
local empowerment and yes, walking from the Mongolian border to Lake
Baikal. Dates of the Walk are July 22 to August 19.

One to three month internships for college students or adults. June
and July departures.

Help with Youth Activity Centers-- either by working in Buryatia or
through donations of needed equipment, supplies or funds to sponsor
them. July 1 departures.

Short programs (3-4 weeks) living and working with Russian families.
July 1 departures.

Please contact Bill Mueller
REAP International
1427 4th Street SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
(319) 366-4230
E-Mail: REAP(a)reapintl.com
website: www.reapintl.com

PROGRAM INFO.- Postgraduate Studies, Centre for Euro-Asian Studies, Reading

Posted by: Yelena Kalyuzhnova <y.kaluyzhnova(a)reading.ac.uk>
Posted: 21 Mar 2000

PROGRAM INFO.- Postgraduate Studies, Centre for Euro-Asian Studies, Reading

Dear Colleagues,

The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies at the University of Reading (UK) invites
applications for admission, for the academic year 2000-2001, for the MA and
MSc programs in the respective research areas:

MSc in Banking in Transition Economies

MA in Central and Eastern European Studies

MSc in Development Beyond Central Planning

MSc in Financial Services in Emerging Economies

MA in Euro-Asian Diplomacy

MA in Euro-Asian Studies

The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies is also offering MPhil and PhD degrees
in the above mentioned areas. The CEAS-PhD scholarship for the first
year PhD degree is available. Closing date for competition - June 15,
2000.

All enquires should be addressed to:

Mrs Sylvia Smelt
Admission Officer
The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies
The University of Reading
Whiteknights, PO Box 218,
Reading, RG6 6AA
UK
e-mail: s.smelt(a)reading.ac.uk
tel: 44 (0) 118 931 6205
fax:44(0) 118 931 6274
http://www.rdg.ac.uk/IEAS


Dr Yelena Kalyuzhnova
Director
The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies
http://www.rdg.ac.uk/IEAS
The University of Reading
Whiteknights, PO Box 218,
Reading, RG6 6AA
UK
tel: 44 118 9316637
fax: 44 118 9316274

PROGRAM INFO.- Yale Central Asia Summer Seminar on Economics & Business, KIMEP

Posted by: Almaz Tolymbek <almazt(a)kimep.kz>
Posted: 20 Mar 2000

PROGRAM INFO.- Yale Central Asia Summer Seminar on Economics & Business, KIMEP

There will be a Yale-sponsored Central Asia Summer seminar, which will be
held in Kazak Institute of Management and Economics (KIMEP), Almaty on June
5-16, 2000. Its title is:
'Seizing the Opportunity for Sustained Growth and Improved Equity'.

You are welcome to apply in case your profile deals generally with economics
and business. Specifically, topics to cover during seminar are the following:
- Economic Growth and Human Development
- Macro-economic Policies
- Rural Development
- Agriculture and Agro-business
- Financial Policy and the Banking Sector
- Trade Regimes and Foreign Capital
- Market Institutions, Property Rights and Regulatory Regimes
- Privatization and Corruption
- Managing Natural Resources and Long-term Economic Growth
- Environment and Public Health

The DEADLINE for applying is March 31. For applications or if you have
questions please contact me at <almazt(a)kimep.kz> or Yale Center for
International and Area Studies directly at <cenasia(a)yale.edu>.

Almaz Tolymbek, KIMEP


Seminar:
Seizing the Opportunity for Sustained Growth and Improved Equity

Date: June 5 through 16, 2000
Place: Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economic, and Strategic Research
(KIMEP), Almaty, Kazakhstan
Faculty Directors:
Robert Evenson, Professor of Economics; Director, Economic Growth Center
Gustav Ranis, Frank Altschul Professor of International Economics;
Director, Yale Center for International and Area Studies
Pauline Jones-Luong, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Language: English

Participants:

25 practitioners, scholars and public sector officials with direct interest
and experience with seminar issues. Must be under the age of 45.

Presentations:

Yale faculty and experts from the World Bank, European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development, International Monetary Fund, and other
institutions.

Selection will be based on:
- Academic qualifications
- Publications, experience
- Proof of English skills

It is expected that most participants will be younger academics and
researchers in universities or in policy or economic research organizations.

Contents and Goals of the Seminar:

This seminar is designed to review the areas of reform and their sequencing
required for countries in the region to be able to approach their potential
for enhanced growth with distributional equity.


During the seminar the academic directors and invited specialists will
present a series of morning lectures. Those will cover:

- Economic Growth and Human Development
- Macro-economic Policies
- Rural Development
- Agriculture and Agro-business
- Financial Policy and the Banking Sector
- Trade Regimes and Foreign Capital
- Market Institutions, Property Rights and Regulatory Regimes
- Privatization and Corruption
- Managing Natural Resources and Long-term Economic Growth
- Environment and Public Health

The seminar will involve a combination of lectures and working groups, and a
final product, such as a paper or case study, will be required of each
participant. Participants will be organized into work groups and will use
afternoon sessions to work on development of reports. The objective of the
afternoon sessions will be to develop policy-relevant final reports.
Participants will be assigned to working groups according to their
background and stated preference with respect to the topics above (please
rank your top five topics in order of preference under #6 on application
form).

Payments:

Yale University, with a grant from Whitney MacMillan, Chairman Emeritus of
Cargill, Inc., will assume the costs for travel and room and board for
participants. Costs of application, visa, passports and other costs of
preparing to attend will be the responsibility of the individual applicant.

PROGRAM INFO.- International Summer University, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Alexander Leghai <alexander31(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 15 Mar 2000


PROGRAM INFO.- International Summer University, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Civic Education Project (CEP), Osh State University, and Youth Golf Stream
are pleased to announce the first Central Asian Summer University on

Osh 3000: International Summer University of Central Asia

Location: Osh State University, Osh, Kyrgyzstan
Date of Summer University: June 15 to July 10, 2000
Deadline for application: Rolling (please contact program coordinators)

General Information: Over the last century some important changes have taken
place in the cultural, political, and scientific heritage of the people of
Central Asia. The prospective summer university is intended to bring
together both university students and young specialists from various places
to the multicultural city of Osh and facilitate their educational journey in
the Central Asian tradition. This summer program will also give an
opportunity to all participants to experience a warm summer holiday, to
interact with other people, and to learn about the art of debating and
discussing social and educational issues.

The city of Osh, one of the most famous cultural and historical centers of
Central Asia, is situated in the southern part of Kyrgyzstan, 300 kilometers
from Tashkent. Osh the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan is an attractive
town with impressive mountains, rivers, hills, and other natural beauties.
The city itself is nestled around Solomon's Mountain, which is considered to
be holy among Muslims and non-Muslims and often visited by tourists as well
as local people. Osh is an exotic, fascinating, and surprising place, with a
population of 350,000. Continually growing, Osh exemplifies a multicultural
city in Central Asia. Osh is also the home of different ethnic groups such
as Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Russians, Tatars, Tajiks, and Jews, who give the visitor
a real taste of Central Asian life. The region enjoys a favorable climate
and provides fresh fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. Osh State
University (OSU), one of the largest universities in Central Asia, is
situated in the center of Osh on the ancient Great Silk Road.

Who can apply?: University students as well as interested individuals can
apply to the summer school. A working knowledge of English is required. In
order to have a broader impact upon the region, students as well as
interested individuals from various countries will be invited to
participate. All applicants need to contact program coordinators for the
application form and other information.

Courses and extra curricular activities: The following courses will be
arranged throughout the summer session at the Osh State University:

* The History of Silk Road
* Central Asian Culture and Language
* The Psychology of Post-Communist Societies
* Academic Writing Skills
* Islam and Central Asia
* Ethnicity and Border Conflicts

All participants have to take at least three courses during the summer. Each
class will meet 2 times per week. Extra curricular activities include a trip
to the Solomon Mountain, the Water Fall, and the Walnut Forest, the Horse
riding field, and the Nookat Green Valley. One trip per week will be
scheduled. There will be some other sightseeing and entertainments thought
the summer program.

Fees: There will a fee for each participant depending upon individual
citizenship. The fee for participants from Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan,
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, and Tajikistan) will be 2500
som, from other CIS countries $100, and others (e.g., North America and
Europe) $500. The fees will cover lodging, transportation in Osh, and one
meal per day. Participants have to pay their own transportation or airfare
to/from Osh.

Transportation: Kyrgyz Airlines has at least 2 flights per day from Bishkek
(capital city) to Osh, and it takes only 40 minutes. Over the past few
months a single airfare to Osh has cost $25. In addition, Uzbek Airlines
flies to Andijan, which is only 50 kilometer from Osh. It is possible to
find flights at very good price from Moscow to Andijan. A taxi would change
some $10 from Andijan to Osh.

Lodging and Meals: Each participant will be placed with a host family in
central Osh or at the university dormitory. Your fees include lodging, one
meal per day, courses, and transportation within the city.

Visa support: We will provide an invitation letter and fax to individuals
who are from Europe and North America, and other non-CIS countries.
Participants from non-CIS countries need to contact program coordinators for
visa support.

Contact People: For information and application form please contact program
coordinators: Alexander Laghai <alexander31(a)hotmail.com> or Aliya
Niyazalieva <oshnmcp(a)mail.ru>

PROGRAM INFO.- Update: NATO ASI on Language Engineering

Posted by: Kemal Oflazer <ko(a)cs.bilkent.edu.tr>
Posted: 12 Mar 2000


PROGRAM INFO.- Update: NATO ASI on Language Engineering

NATO
Advanced Study Institute
on
Language Engineering for Lesser-Studied Languages

July 3 - 14, 2000
BILKENT UNIVERSITY
ANKARA, TURKEY

Co-directors: Kemal Oflazer (Bilkent University), Sergei Nirenburg (New
Mexico State University), Oleg Kapanadze (Tbilisi State University).

We are pleased to announce that the NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on
Language Engineering for Lesser-studied Languages will be held on the campus
of Bilkent University in Turkey, July 3rd through July 14th, 2000. The ASI
program will comprise the following courses on the state-of-the-art in
various aspects of language engineering. Currently, the following courses
are planned:

* Introduction to languages and language engineering
Nicholas Ostler (Linguacubun, UK)
Sergei Nirenburg (Computing Research Lab, NMSU, USA)

* Text processing ecology
Jim Cowie (Computing Research Lab, NMSU, USA)

* Computational tools and resources
Remi Zajac (Computing Research Lab, NMSU, USA)

* Computational morphology and finite state methods
Ken Beesley (Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble, France)

* Statistical methods and corpus linguistics
Christer Samuelsson (Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble, France)

* Lexical acquisition
Victor Raskin (Purdue University, USA)
Sergei Nirenburg (Computing Research Lab,, NMSU, USA)

* Grammar and grammar writing
Svetlana Sheremetyeva (Computing Research Lab, NMSU, USA)

* Machine translation
Harold Somers (CCL, UMIST, UK)

* Information extraction
Jim Cowie (Computing Research Lab, NMSU, USA)

* Information retrieval
Jim Cowie (Computing Research Lab, NMSU, USA)

The ASI will feature a number of participant workshops. These workshops will
provide a forum for participants to present their work on language
engineering and receive feedback from colleagues. Applicants are strongly
suggested to submit an abstract of their presentation in their application.
Abstracts will be selected for presentation in the workshops after a review
process. Full versions of these presentations will be expected to be
submitted before the ASI starts.

The ASI will also feature discussion panel which will enable participants to
discuss specific issues in language engineering with experts in the field.

The ASI will admit a limited number of qualified participants from NATO
countries (1) Partner countries (2), and Mediterranean dialogue countries
(3). Depending on the specific circumstances, funding for living and lodging
expenses of such participants will be available. Participants from
commercial/industrial institutions may attend provided they cover their
travel and living expenses. Please inquire with natoasi(a)cs.bilkent.edu.tr
for the details of such participation.

Since there are a limited number of participant slots, admission to the ASI
will be strictly on a competitive basis taking into account the
participants' background, their potential contribution and the benefit they
may draw from the meeting.

All courses and presentations will be conducted in English.

We acknowledge the additional support provided by Bilkent University,
Computing Research Lab, NMSU, and EACL- European Chapter of the Association
for Computational Linguistics.

This information and the application form can be found at
http://www.nlp.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/ASI
and on mirror sites listed there

Contact the program for full application information. Applications should
be sent by electronic mail to natoasi(a)cs.bilkent.edu.tr. Application by fax
or mail will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. The deadline
for applications is March 15, 2000. Applicants will be notified of the
results of their application by April 17, 2000.

Applicants are expected to secure financial support for travel to/from
Ankara, Turkey, from outside sources. Support for living and lodging
expenses during the ASI will be available to qualified applicants on a case
by case basis.

Contact the program for special travel support information for Greek,
Portuguese, Turkish and US participants.


Kemal Oflazer
Bilkent University
Dept. of Computer Engineering
Bilkent, ANKARA, 06533 TURKEY

e-mail: ko(a)cs.bilkent.edu.tr
http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~ko/ko.html
tel: (90-312) 266-4133 (Sec), 290-1258 (Office), (90-532) 447-8978 (Mobile)
fax: (90-312) 266-4126

PROGRAM INFO.- Volunteer Summer Placements in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan

Posted by: Richard Dion <richard.dion(a)undp.org>
Posted: 9 Mar 2000


PROGRAM INFO.- Volunteer Summer Placements in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan

The Government of Kazakhstan's Semipalatinsk Relief and Rehabilitation
Programme invites all interested persons to spend the summer up in the
Semipalatinsk region of Kazakhstan and surrounding villages working with
local NGOs and state institutions in assisting the populations affected
by the nuclear testing.

The region has seen an increase in institutions involved in civil
society. As the nuclear testing was stopped in the late 1980s largely
because of NGOs, there are several particularly strong NGOs which
attempt to help different population groups (orphans, elderly people,
those in the villages surrounding the test site). In addition, there are
budding community-based organisations (CBOs) which have been formed in
the surrounding villages.

The region has suffered significantly over the last fifty years. The
health situation in the area shows twice and three times the national
average for cancers and other diseases. In addition, it is thought that
some aspects of the testing have been passed on through the gene pool.
The region's economy, once the geographical center of a 250 million
people market, now finds itself on the outskirts of a dwindling market.
The military industrial complex, which had sustained the region's
economy, has completely disappeared.

Each participant in the programme will be matched up with an NGO or
state institution (hospital, orphanage, elderly home) according to their
preference. The participants will largely be on their own to think in
which way they can assist based on their own previous experience.
However, suggestions include:

- Assisting NGOs and CBOs with grant and small business proposals;
- Assisting with medical treatment;
- Assisting in improving the services of a state institution;
- Carrying out needs assessment (mostly regarding health) for villages;
- Teaching English;
- Teaching of basic computer skills;
- Playing games with orphans (infants and children).

The Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) will also help place participants
based on their experience and their requests. The PCU is already in
contact with some of these institutions regarding their needs.

Participants in the Summer programme should have the following
qualifications:

- Some background in the social spheres and knowledge of transition
  issues;
- Russian language skills (the region is Russian-speaking; Kazakh is
  spoken rarely in the villages);
- Tolerance for difficult living conditions (depending on where you are
  based);
- Be available for at least one month (up to 10 weeks)

Unfortunately, the programme is not able to fund individuals to come to
Semipalatinsk. However, the PCU is able to assist the participants with
logistics, apartment search, invitation letter and visa for Kazakhstan.
Participants should preferably arrive at the beginning of June or the
beginning of July for orientation given by the local government.

The time up in Semipalatinsk will include a tour of the former nuclear
testing site, Kurchatov (the secret city where the weapons were
created), Lake Balapan (created from an underground blast) and several
museums related to the nuclear legacy.

The summer placements are for those who are interested in learning
firsthand about the effects of the transition to the market economy
under special circumstances. It is hoped that when people come to the
region for a summer that they will give something to the region and
obtain something out of their experience. The intention is that in the
future, these contacts may lead to other potential programmes, such as
twinning with other cities or the sending of more volunteers to the
region.

Those interested should send their CV to the PCU at
registry(a)helpsemei.almaty.kz
For information on the programme itself, check out its website:
www.semipalatinsk.org .

PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Central Asian Language Program, Indiana University

Posted by: Ryan M. Gliha <rgliha(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 21 Feb 2000


PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Central Asian Language Program, Indiana University

Indiana University's 2000 Summer Workshop on Slavic, East European, and
Central Asian Languages (SWSEEL) will offer Azeri (first year), Kazak
(first year), Turkmen (first year) and Uzbek (first and second year) as
part of its program in Central Asian Languages.

All courses listed above are offered in the Workshop with the cooperation
of the Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University. 8 hours of credit
are granted for first-year courses to undergraduates and 6 hours to
graduates. Second-year courses grant 6 hours credit to both graduates and
undergraduates.

Tuition for graduate students is approximately $963.30. Films and
lectures are included as part of this program. Information on fellowships
for the courses listed above will be available in mid-April and will be
posted as soon as it is received.

For application and fellowship application as well as more information on
SWSEEL please visit http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel.shtml.

PROGRAM INFO.- Ancient Armenian Summer Course, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Posted by: Michael E. Stone <stone(a)vms.huji.ac.il>
Posted: 11 Feb 2000


PROGRAM INFO.- Ancient Armenian Summer Course, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Armenian Studies Program

NEW!!!! A JERUSALEM EXPERIENCE FOR 2000 WHILE LEARNING ARMENIAN!!!!

Intensive Course in Ancient Armenian

The course is designed to teach the participant elementary Ancient Armenian
(grabar). At its end, the participant should be able to read prose texts in
the Ancient Armenian language. The course is intended for those who speak
and read Modern Armenian or who have done some previous study of Ancient
Armenian.

The course will take place between July 4 and July 16, 2000. Classes will be
held from 8.15am-1pm daily from Sunday to Thursday. On the first day, a
Tuesday, registration will be from 9-11am and classes will start at 11am.
An additional tutorial hour will be offered daily in the late afternoon
except on the last day. Total 50 hours class instruction and 9 hours
tutorial instruction. Two visits to Armenian sites in Jerusalem are planned.

The cost of the course will be:

Tuition $750;
Registration: $55
Dorms: For a two week program (arriving Sunday 7/4 and leaving
Thursday 7/15 afternoon) $250
Health insurance: $45

The course is contingent on there being 12 enrollees.

For information please contact:
stone(a)vms.huji.ac.il
fax +972-2-641-2906
see http://unixware.mscc.huji.ac.il/~armenia

PROGRAM INFO.- Intensive Elementary Uzbek, Univ. of Washington, Summer 2000

Posted by: Talgat Imangaliev <atyrau(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 10 Feb 2000


PROGRAM INFO.- Intensive Elementary Uzbek, Univ. of Washington, Summer 2000

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization

Uzbek Language and Culture Program
Summer 2000
June 19-August 18

The Department will offer Intensive Intermediate Uzbek. The language
program will be augmented by an extensive cultural program of lectures on
Uzbek history and culture. It will also include Uzbek films and documentaries.

PENDING FUNDING A LIMITED NUMBER OF FELLOWSHIPS WILL BE AVAILABLE

For information contact:

Ilse D. Cirtautas
Director of the Central Asian Turkic Program
Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization
229 Denny Hall, DH-20
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
tel.: (206) 543-9963
email: icirt(a)u.washington.edu

PROGRAM INFO.- 5th Annual Central Asian Dance Camp, June 28-July 2, 2000

Posted by: Laurel Victoria Gray <graykhanum(a)aol.com>
Posted: 9 Feb 2000


PROGRAM INFO.- 5th Annual Central Asian Dance Camp, June 28-July 2, 2000

Presented by the Uzbek Dance and Culture Society, the 5th Annual Central
Asian Dance Camp will take place in the Greater Washington, D.C. area.
People's Artist of Uzbekistan, Kizlarkhon Dustmukhamedova, will be the
special guest instructor. Other teachers are Travis Fontaine Jarrell,
Artemis Mourat, and Laurel Victoria Gray. A public concert on Saturday, July
1st will take at the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Washington,
D.C. Performers include instructors and the Silk Road Dance Company.

For more information about the event, as well as reviews of past camps and
concerts, visit the Uzbek Dance and Culture Society website at:
http://www.uzbekdance.org/

Details about the camp are also available at:
http://sites.theplunge.com/uzbekdance

Laurel Victoria Gray
Uzbek Dance and Culture Society
P.O. Box 65195
Washington, DC 20035-5195

PROGRAM INFO.- New Summer Caucasus Program, Yerevan

Posted by: KingARARAT(a)aol.com
Posted: 7 Feb 2000


PROGRAM INFO.- New Summer Caucasus Program, Yerevan

STUDY REGIONAL SECURITY, NATIONS, AND STATES IN THE
POST-SOVIET WORLD ON A NEW PROGRAM IN THE CAUCASUS

In summer, 2000, students may attend a new six-week pilot program based in
Yerevan, Armenia. The program will provide studies in the general history
and current issues pertaining to the Transcaucasus region (Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Georgia) and will include guest lecturers representing the
perspective of each Caucasus republic. It is jointly sponsored by the
University of California Education Abroad Program and the American
University of Armenia.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

The program includes classroom instruction, independent research and
writing, and the opportunity for students to travel in at least two of the
Caucasus republics with occasion to meet and interview leading academic,
political, and cultural figures. Students will spend approximately five
weeks in Armenia and one week in Azerbaijan and/or Georgia. The language of
instruction is English.

The program consists of the following courses:

1) Introduction to the Caucasus: History, Culture, Politics
2) Colloquium: Nations and States in the International Arena
3) Independent Guided Research and Writing Seminar: Caucasia and the
Post-Soviet States Since 1991

Courses will be taught by UC and other U.S.-based faculty, with local guest
lecturers. Course work is geared toward upper-level undergraduates and
beginning graduate students with a background in the social sciences or the
humanities.

UC students will receive 7 UC quarter units for successfully completing the
program. Non-UC students will be awarded credit through their home
universities.

The Summer Program in the Caucasus begins in late June and ends in early
August. Dates are still to be finalized. Students will reside in apartments
located throughout central Yerevan, or with local families. The Program is
expected to cost $4,900. Final costs are to be determined.

DEADLINE:

March 6, 2000 for UC students.
March 31, 2000 for non-UC students.

For more information, please contact Dr. Condos at:
tcondos(a)uoeap.ucsb.edu or call (805) 893-8346.

Summer Program in the Caucasus
Universitywide Office of EAP
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-1140
Fax: (805) 893-2583
http://www.uoeap.ucsb.edu/

PROGRAM INFO.- Archaeological Fieldwork in Egiin Gol, Mongolia

Posted by: Jeannine Davis-Kimball <jkimball(a)csen.org>
Posted: 1 Feb 2000


PROGRAM INFO.- Archaeological Fieldwork in Egiin Gol, Mongolia

The Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads (CSEN) announces the 2000
Fieldwork Opportunities at Egiin Gol, Mongolia. Information is available on
the CSEN Website at http://www.csen.org

From the CSEN Home page, click on CSEN Table of Contents which will take you
to the Archaeology Table of Contents. There you will find Fieldwork
Opportunities which will take you pages with photographs, description,
requirements, and application for applying.


Dr. Jeannine Davis-Kimball
Executive Director
Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads
1607 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709 U.S.A.
Tele: +510-549-3708 FAX: +510-849-3137
WEBSITE: http://csen.org

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Armenian Language Institute in Yerevan Summer 2000

Posted by: Kristy Demas <kdemas(a)umich.edu>
Posted: 28 Jan 2000


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Armenian Language Institute in Yerevan Summer 2000

Offering Introductory Courses in Classical, Eastern and Western Armenian

The University of Michigan Armenian Studies Program is delighted to announce
the continuation of its successful Summer Language Institute to be held in
Yerevan, Armenia from June 23 through August 21, 2000. The program offers a
unique opportunity to study the Armenian Language in an intensive format
while surrounded by Armenian culture and history. The SLI is open to all
undergraduate, graduate and professional school students who wish to learn
Classical Armenian, as well as Modern Eastern and Western Armenian. A
series of lectures on Armenian culture and history and an extensive program
of excursions and cultural events will supplement the courses. North
American undergraduate students are required to take the course for credit
(8 credit hours); exceptions may be made for valid reasons. U.S. graduate
students enroll for a non-credit certificate for Eastern or Western
Armenian, and may take Classical Armenian for credit (6 hours.) European
students may take any of the courses for a non-credit certificate only. The
same academic and program criteria will apply to credit and non-credit
students. A few partial scholarships, based on need, are available to
undergraduates taking the course for credit.

In addition to high quality intensive language instruction the program
offers the opportunity to live and learn in Armenia. The program is
directed by Dr. Kevork Bardakjian, Marie Manoogian Professor of Armenian
Studies Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

For more information or for an application packet, please contact:

Kristy M. Demas, Coordinator
Armenian Language Summer Institute
1080 South University, Suite 2626
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

E-mail: kdemas(a)umich.edu
Tel.: 734-764-7087
Fax: 734-763-9154

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Language Engineering, NATO Adv. Study Inst., Ankara, July 2000

Posted by: Kemal Oflazer <ko(a)cs.bilkent.edu.tr>
Posted: 19 Jan 2000


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Language Engineering, NATO Adv. Study Institute, Ankara, July 2000

PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT

NATO ADVANCED STUDY INSTITUTE ON
LANGUAGE ENGINEERING FOR LESSER-STUDIED LANGUAGES

July 3-July 14, 2000

BILKENT UNIVERSITY,
ANKARA, TURKEY

Co-directors: Kemal Oflazer (Bilkent University), Sergei Nirenburg (New
Mexico State University), Oleg Kapanadze (Tbilisi State University)

We are pleased to announce that the NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on
"Language Engineering for Lesser-studied Languages" will be held on the
campus of Bilkent University in Turkey, July 3rd through July 14th, 2000.
The ASI program will comprise courses on all aspects of language
engineering, participant workshops and discussion panels. Currently, the
following courses are planned:

- Introduction to languages and language engineering
- Text processing ecology
- Computational tools and resources
- Computational morphology and finite state methods
- Statistical methods and corpus linguistics
- Lexical acquisition
- Grammar and grammar writing
- Machine translation
- Information extraction
- Information retrieval

Participant workshops will provide a forum for participants to present their
work on language engineering and receive feedback from colleagues.
Discussion panels will enable participants to discuss specific issues with
experts in the field.

The ASI will admit a limited number of qualified participants from NATO
countries (1) Partner countries (2), and Mediterranean dialogue countries
(3). Depending on the specific circumstances, funding for room and board
expenses of such participants will be available. Participants from
commercial/industrial institutions and from other countries may attend
provided they cover their registration, travel and living expenses.

Since there are a limited number of participant slots, admission to the ASI
will be strictly on a competitive basis taking into account the
participant's background, their potential contribution and the benefit they
may draw from the meeting.

Detailed information about the course schedule, lecturers and the
application procedure will be announced shortly. This information will
also be available on the World Wide Web at
http://www.nlp.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/ASI/index.html and on mirror sites to be
announced.

We acknowledge the additional support provided by Bilkent University,
Computing Research Lab, NMSU, and EACL- European Chapter of the Association
for Computational Linguistics.

(1) NATO countries: Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France,
Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway,
Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, and USA.

(2) Partner Countries eligible for support: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia,
Lithuania, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Tajikistan,
the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (*), Turkmenistan, Ukraine,
Uzbekistan. ((*) Turkey recognizes the Republic of Macedonia with its
constitutional name.)

(3) Mediterranean Dialogue Countries eligible for support: Egypt, Israel.

Kemal Oflazer
Bilkent University
Dept. of Computer Engineering
Bilkent, ANKARA, 06533 TURKEY
tel: (90-312) 266-4133 (Sec)
290-1258 (Office)
(90-532) 447-8978 (Mobile)
fax: (90-312) 266-4126
e-mail: ko(a)cs.bilkent.edu.tr
http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~ko/ko.html

PROGRAM INFORMATION/APPEAL- Video Link between Dushanbe and Boulder - Input Requested

Posted by: BoulderRocks.com <boulderrocks(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 18 Jan 2000


PROGRAM INFORMATION/APPEAL- Video Link between Dushanbe and Boulder - Input Requested

The website http://www.BoulderRocks.com is located in Boulder, Colorado.
This is Dushanbe Tajikistan's sister city. BoulderRocks.com is very
concerned about promoting cultural diversity and addressing human rights
issues in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

BoulderRocks.com is planning on going to Dushanbe, Tajikistan to install
FREE computers and live cameras so that the people of Dushanbe, Tajikistan
can see Boulder, Colorado in real time. Cameras will also be placed in
Boulder along with computers so that each city can see each other and talk
to each other in real time. This is being done to promote good will,
cultural diversity, better human rights coverage, and also to bring these
two sister cities together using the Internet. This story has aired on
Boulder-based AM radio station KWAB 1490 AM and is presently being covered
by Ms. Sheeba Wheeler of the Denver Post. We at BoulderRocks.com also have
a press within our Web site about this event.

Please provide us with any and all suggestions or information you may have
about this venture we are committed to accomplishing. Please pass this
along to anyone you know who may have friends, family, business or
educational interests in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. We need as much input as
possible.

Very respectfully,

Jordan Sage, Co-founder, Co-owner.
BoulderRocks.com LLC
P.O. Box 1973
Boulder, CO 80306-1973
(303)-559-5450
boulderrocks(a)netscape.net
boulderrocks(a)excite.com
http://www.BoulderRocks.com

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Uzbekistan Web Community Established

Posted by: Consulate General <uzbekconsulate(a)mindspring.com>
Posted: 7 Dec 1999

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Uzbekistan Web Community Established

I would like to invite the members of this list to visit the Uzbekistan Web
Community at:

http://communities.msn.com/uzbekistan/

The Uzbekistan Web Community is intended to be a place for you to voice your
opinion and participate in the discussions related to Uzbekistan.


Please note that this has no relationship with the Consulate of Uzbekistan 
(as an earlier version of the posting may have seemed to imply.  The 
Uzbekistan Web Community is organized by Aziz Atakuziev, M.P.A. candidate, 
New York University, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

For those interested, the website for the Consulate of Uzbekistan is:
http://www.uzbekconsul.org/

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Center for Economic Research (Uzbekistan) [New Web Mirror]

Posted by: Bakhodur Eshonuv <bakhodur(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 22 Nov 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Center for Economic Research (Uzbekistan) [New Web Mirror]

Center for Economic Research

The Center for Economic Research (CER) was established in January 1998 as a
joint project of the government of Uzbekistan and United Nations Development
Program.  The project was launched on the initiative of the President's
Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan under the technical assistance of UNDP.
The objectives of the Center are to research social and economic processes,
prepare proposals to deepen the economic reforms conducted in the republic
as well as efficiently use international experience and programs of
technical assistance provided by international organizations.  In April 7
1999 Resolution N P-982 signed by the President of RU legalised
institutional framework of the Center.
Main tasks of the Center:
 - involve leading national and international experts, employees of state
   and private institutions in the republic and abroad with aim of
   researching economic and social policy.
 - to provide advice and expertise on key issues of economic and social
   development to policy-makers in the Office of the President, the Cabinet
   of Ministers and other national agencies in charge of development policies.
 - to support the process of national capacity building in macroeconomic and
   social research by involving national experts from various economic
   institutions in the process of research and training programs
 - to develop, adapt and implement into practice up to date models of
   macroeconomic analysis and forecasting.
 - to promote a wider dialogue on current problems of economic and social
   development by arranging international conferences and symposia, via the
   publications of the Center ("National Human Development Report", "Annual
   Report on Economic Development", "The Uzbekistan Economic Review") as well
   as the countries website on the Internet.

Due to existing problems with the access to the server which maintains the
home page of the Center for Economic Research in Uzbekistan a new
mirror-site has been opened with freeservers and with UNDP (Uzbekistan):
    http://www.cer.freeservers.com/
    http://www.undp.uz/cer/

The site contains both the reports of the CER and the publication of the
CER, including its journal.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- The International Institute for Caspian Studies (IICS)

Posted by: A. Parandeh <ibi(a)zetnet.co.uk>
Posted: 20 Nov 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION- The International Institute for Caspian Studies (IICS)

The International Institute for Caspian Studies (IICS) is a non governmental
research and consultancy institute based in Tehran and aimed at promoting
and undertaking scholarly studies regarding political, economic, social,
cultural, environmental, and legal issues of the Caspian region.  Founded in
1998 the institute seeks to build a comprehensive research and information
centre capable of encouraging researchers and other interested parties to
follow the multifaceted issues of the regional countries and bring new
perspectives to the regional problems.  The main areas of research are the
countries bordering the Caspian Sea, with special focus on topics of common
interest in the region.

* The Institute would also take on studies on the utilization of the
  resources and encourages regional integration among the countries
  surrounding the Caspian Sea.
* The IICS endeavors to establish cooperation with similar international
  institutions all over the world especially in Russia, Kazakhstan,
  Azerbaijan and Turkemistan to enhance studies on all aspects of the Caspian Sea.
  There are growing number of studies conducted by research and consultancy
  institutions outside the Caspian region that are eager to utilize local
  contributions and assessment in their work.
* In the long run the Institute plans to organise a wide range of cultural
  and social seminars, including: publishing books, software, Information
  Technology Services, films and documentaries....
* The Institute organizes periodical seminars and conferences in cooperation
  with other international parties in order to promote dialogue and
  understanding among officials, academics and businessmen regarding existing
  issues in the region. These activities are aimed at presenting political
  and economical points of view, as well as prospects for energy and
  environmental projects in the region.

The IICS has enlisted experts in various fields capable of contributing to
any significant study concerning the region.  The institute is prepared to
undertake research and consultancy work on various current and strategic
issues, especially on oil and gas resources and transportation.

Membership of the Institute is open and free to all institutions and
individuals of all nationalities interested in the Caspian region. The
Institute is financially independent and all income from studies,
consultancies and conferences are allocated for enhancement of its aims and
promotion of further studies regarding the Caspian region.

IICS welcomes worldwide contributions from governments, academic institutes,
businesses, diplomats and journalists interested in this important region.
The IICS website hosts the text of all seminars presented up to now, plus a
free newsletter "Eurasia" (Gozaresh Avar Asia). The site has links to all
major Caspian resources on the net.  If interested you can join the
Institute's mailing list.
http://www.caspianstudies.com

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Semipalatinsk Relief and Rehabilitation Programme

Posted by: Richard Dion <rd(a)helpsemei.almaty.kz>
Posted: 3 Nov 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Semipalatinsk Relief and Rehabilitation Programme

The Government of Kazakhstan, with the assistance of the United Nations
Development Programme, has created a website which focuses on the
Government's Semipalatinsk Relief and Rehabilitation Programme. As some of
you may know, Semipalatinsk received the brunt of the nuclear testing
throughout the Soviet period. Over a 40 year period, 470 atmospheric,
surface and underground explosions were conducted, leaving an array of
problems, largely on the population's health. It is estimated that 1.6
million people were affected in some way.

The Programme is a result of a grant from UNDP Kazakhstan to conduct an
urgent needs assessment of the situation in the region. In mid-1998, twenty
international experts joined nearly 50 national experts to look at
forward-looking solutions. The experts examined four priority areas: health,
humanitarian aid, ecology, economy. After the assessment, they decided to
add a fifth sector, information dissemination, to address a lack of public
information about the effects of the testing.

The 38 project, $43 million programme was presented at an international
conference in Tokyo, Japan in September and well received by donors. Over
60% of the priority programme was pledged by the World Bank, the General
Board of Global Ministries, NATO, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and others.

If you would like to know more about the programme, please consult its
website: http://www.semipalatinsk.org/. The programme has a bi-monthly
newsletter. Back issues will be placed on the website. Should you want to
receive a copy, please let the Programme Coordination Unit (based in Almaty)
know.

Richard Dion

PROGRAM INFORMATION- CEU Summer University Program, Budapest

Posted by: Serguei Alex Oushakine <oushakin(a)ssc.upenn.edu>
Posted: 2 Nov 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION- CEU Summer University Program, Budapest

Central European University
Summer University Program, Hungary, 2000
A Program for University Professors and Professionals in the Social Sciences
and Humanities
July 10 - August 4, 2000
Application deadline: Januray 17, 2000

The Summer University (SUN) is an academic program for university
professors, administrators and professionals. It offers a series of
intensive two, three or four-week courses in the social sciences and
humanities to encourage and promote regional academic co-operation and
curriculum development by drawing together young faculty in lectures,
seminars and workshops.


Eligibility and Funding

Applications are invited from all countries. For participants from Central
and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union the grant will cover tuition
cost, accommodation, travel, health insurance, and a book allowance. The
grant will also include a stipend to cover meals and incidentals. However,
participants from Budapest will only receive free tuition, a book allowance
and a reduced stipend.

Applicants from countries other than the former Soviet Union and Central
Eastern Europe must pay for tuition ($200/week of instruction equaling
1,200 classroom minutes), accommodation, health insurance, travel and
meals. There are, however, a limited number of tuition waivers available
for which applications are accepted on a competitive basis.

Applicants must meet the following criteria

Applicants must have a university degree and hold a teaching job at a
university or college in their home country, or work as an administrator or
a professional. Graduate students with teaching experience may also apply.
Undergraduates without a university degree will not be considered.

The language of instruction is English, thus all applicants have to
demonstrate a strong command of English to be able to follow lectures and
participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops.


Admission policy

Applicants are not eligible to apply to a SUN course if they attended either
a CRC session or Popper Workshop in the same calendar or academic year (i.e.,
they must wait one year after their participation in one of the above
programs before applying to SUN). Additionally, applicants are not eligible
to apply to SUN if they have participated in two CEU faculty initiative
activities (i.e., CRC, SUN, Popper Workshop) within a four-year period.

Former CEU students may only apply if they currently hold a teaching
position n their home country. Preference will be given to new applicants
over former participants in Summer University courses.

Applications must be received by the Summer University Office no later than
January 17, 2000.

A detailed course description with names of lecturers and topics to be
covered will be available in due course. Changes in faculty and/or topics
may occur. For additional information please contact:

Summer University Office
1051 Budapest, Nádor u. 9.
Hungary
Tel: (36-1) 327-3811
Fax: (36-1) 327-3124

E-mail: summeru(a)ceu.hu (for information and general correspondence)
sunreq(a)ceu.hu (for requesting application forms)
WWW site: http://www.ceu.hu/sun/sunindx.html

Central European University does not discriminate on the basis of--including,
but not limited to--race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion,
gender or sexual orientation in administering its educational policies,
admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other

school - administered programs.


The program will offer the following courses in 2000

Anthropology 17 July - 28 July
Cultures of Capitalism in Late Modernity
Course Directors: Peter Niedermuller
Violetta Zentai

Archives 10 July - 21 July
Access to Information, Access to Archives
Course Director: Ivan Szekely

Cultural Studies 10 July - 28 July
Innovative Cultural Policies and Cultural Management in
Societies in Transition (in co-operation with the Council of Europe)
Course Director: Milena Dragicevic-Sesic

Economics and Environment 10 July - 21 July
Business and Ecology
Course Director: Laszlo Zsolnai

Economics and Legal Sciences 17 July - 4 Aug
Law and Economics
(Economic Analysis of Law and Regulation)
Course Director: Zeljko Sevic

Economics and European Studies 10 July - 21 July
The Political Economy of an Eastern Enlargement of the EU
Course Director: Alf Vanags

Education 10 July - 21 July
Educational Policy Analysis
Course Director: Thomas B. Timar

Gender Studies 24 July - 4 August
Gender, Nation and Identity: Cross-Cultural and
Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives
Course Director: Laszlo Kurti

Human Rights 24 July - 4 Aug
Human Rights and Forced Displacement:
An Interdisciplinary Approach
Course Directors: Arthur C. Helton
Boldizsar Nagy

International Relations 10 July - 4 Aug
The UN, Civil Society, and the Private Sector in Global Governance
Course Director: Roger Coate

Jewish Studies 10 July - 28 July
Ritual and Commandment in Jewish Thought and Philosophy in the Modern
Period
Course Director: Michael K. Silber

Legal Studies 10 July - 28 July
The Law of International Business Transactions
(in co-operation with Cardozo Law School, New York)
Course Director: Francis Gabor

Workers' Representation Rights in Theory, Teaching and Practice
10 July - 21 July
(in co-operation with Cardozo Law School, New York)
Course Director: Csilla Kollonay Lehoczky

Health Care Law from a Comparative and European Perspective
10 July - 21 July
Course Directors: Judit Sandor
Andre den Exter

Library 24 July - 4 August
Digital Literacy for Open Societies;
Networked Information and Libraries
Course Director: Peter Burnett

Medieval Studies 17 July - 11 Aug*
Resources and Issues for the Study of Medieval Central Europe
Course Director: Janos M.Bak

Please note that this course will have a field trip and will end a week
later than all the other summer courses.

Political Science 24 July - 4 Aug
Emerging from Communism: Russia and China and the New International Order
Course Director: Jonathan Adelman

Intercultural Citizenship: the South - East European Context 24 July - 4 Aug
Course Director: Cesar Birzea

Public Policy
Designing and Delivering Public Policies - from Values to Implementation
10 July - 4 Aug
Course Director: Laszlo Varadi

Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and Local Financial Management
10 July - 28 July
(in co-operation with the World Bank, EDI and the Open Society Institute, LGI)
Course Directors: Robert D. Ebel, Adrian Ionescu, Jozsef Hegedus

Religion
Oriental Religions in Central-Eastern Europe
Religious Multiculturalism and Renaissance
24 July - 4 Aug
Course Director: Agnes Birtalan

CEU reserves the right to change course offerings at its discretion.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Centre for Social Research, Kyrgyz Academy of Science

Posted by: Rafis Abasov <r.abasov(a)latrobe.edu.au>
Posted: 31 Oct 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Centre for Social Research, Kyrgyz Academy of Science

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to bring your attention to the website maintained by the
Centre for Social Research of Kyrgyz Academy of Science. The web address:
http://www.angelfire.com/ar/researchkyrgyzstan/

The site provides recent bibliography on political and social issues related
to Kyrgyzstan. It also provides useful links to other sites on Central Asia.
The Centre plans to put some results of our survey studies, statistics and
other research materials to the section 'Archive'.

About the Centre:

Centre for Social Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyzstan
is the semi-independent research institution of the National Academy of
Science of Kyrgyzstan, (Bishkek). Since 1989 the Centre has been conducting
the series of the survey studies and researches on ethnic, political and
social issues in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia.

Rafis Abasov

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Shamanic Dimensions Network

Posted by: Shamanic Dimensions Staff <staff(a)shamanicdimensions.net>
Posted: 25 Oct 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Shamanic Dimensions Network

Announcements:

1) Center for Shamanism and Consciousness Studies (CSACS)
2) Shamanic Dimensions Network
3) Online Courses
4) Workshops and Seminars Schedule 2000


1) CENTER FOR SHAMANISM AND CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES (CSACS) WEBSITE:
We are pleased to announce the new website of the Center for Shamanism and
Consciousness Studies (CSACS), which has been founded on the belief that
traditional knowledge is the key to indigenous life and well-being, and that
such knowledge can also provide solutions to numerous problems confronting
the global community. For additional information, including the Center's
objectives and purpose, please, visit:
http://www.csacs.org

2) Kindly, note that Shamanic Dimensions (formerly,
http://www.shamanicdimensions.com) has become Shamanic Dimensions Network
(http://www.shamanicdimensions.net). One of our multi-faceted functions is
to act as a clearinghouse, and we welcome submissions of relevant
announcements and articles for posting.

3) Our online courses are coming soon. Course descriptions and more
information can be obtained on the following webpage:
http://www.csacs.org/edu/online.html

4) Workshops and Seminars scheduled for the Year 2000 can be viewed on the
following page:
http://www.shamanicdimensions.net/workshop/details.html

Sincerely,
The Staff

Shamanic Dimensions Network
PMB 504
44489 Town Center Way, Suite D
Palm Desert, CA 92260-2723
U.S.A.
E-mail: staff(a)shamanicdimensions.net
Website: http://www.shamanicdimensions.net

PROGRAM INFO.- Early Childhood Care & Development in Central Asia

Posted by: ACEV/MOCEF <acevist(a)turk.net>
Posted: 16 Oct 1999


PROGRAM INFO.- Early Childhood Care & Development in Central Asia

Dear Colleagues:

Please allow me to first introduce myself and the organization I represent.
The Mother Child Education Foundation (MOCEF) is a national Turkish NGO
involved in early childhood care & development (ECCD), parent education and
female literacy. We are also the Central Asian regional representative of
the Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Education which is an
international and multi-agency advocacy group. At the same time we have
signed an agreement with UNESCO designating MOCEF as a Co-operating Center
on Early Childhood for Central Asia, which we hope will strengthen our work
in the region. Our aim is to first facilitate a network on early childhood
development in the region by bringing together people in the field from
different sectors who are involved in early childhood development. Secondly
as a network we hope that we will be able to influence policy in favor of
ECCD and facilitate projects related to young children in the region.

I am writing to you to ask firstly whether you can provide names of
organizations in your country/region that you know who are in the field of
ECCD. As you can tell, we are very much in the initial stages of gathering
information and any information you can provide would be extremely valuable.

As part of our networking efforts we aim to create a regional directory of
organizations that works in the field of ECCD. Therefore we are trying to
collect information.

The second activity that I would like to inform you of is the network
newsletter we are planning to publish. Our aim is to reach as many
audiences as we can in the region. We are aiming to put a web-site (English
is under construction and we are hoping to create one in Russian too) but
we believe there are many NGOs and organizations in the field that has no
or limited access to the internet. Therefore we are going to publish the
newsletter which is planned to be issued twice a year. For this we need
contributions from the field. The newsletter will include the innovative
program approaches, field experiences, reviews and reports on ECCD as well
as announcements of conferences, meeting, etc.

So please share the information that you think it would be suitable for the
newsletter. You can send your articles and papers to the address below. If
you can send the articles by Nov 15th we can have the first issue right
before the New Year!

Attn.: Ms. Nilgun AYDOGAN
Mother Child Education Foundation
Cumhuriyet Cad. Dortler Apt. No:18 Kat: 5
Elmadag, Istanbul, TURKEY
Fax: +90-212-234 0106

Also please feel free to forward this message to other organizations that
you think that there may be an interest in joining the network.

Thank you very much in advance for your help and attention. And I look
forward to hearing from you soon.

Best regards,

Nilgun AYDOGAN, MPH
Central Asia Director

PROGRAM INFO.- Caucasus Studies Program, Summer 2000, Univ. of California

Posted by: Theony Condos <tcondos(a)uoeap.ucsb.edu>
Posted: 24 Sep 1999


PROGRAM INFO.- Caucasus Studies Program, Summer 2000, Univ. of California

The University of California Education Abroad Program and the American
University of Armenia, with support from the Hewlett Foundation, are pleased
to offer an innovative six-week program in Caucasus Studies in Summer 2000.
The program is designed for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate
students who have a background in the social sciences or humanities and
interest in the Transcaucasus region. The focus of the program is on
prevailing issues in the region from the perspective of each of the Caucasus
republics.

Program details are available at the following website:
http://www.uoeap.ucsb.edu/eap/country/armenia/am-flyr.htm

PROGRAM INFO.- Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum for Manichaean Studies

Posted by: Samuel Lieu <slieu(a)laurel.ocs.mq.edu.au>
Posted: 17 Sep 1999


PROGRAM INFO.- Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum for Manichaean Studies

The Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum Project
Directed by:
(CNRS Res.) Prof. A. van Tongerloo (KU Leuven)
Prof. Sam Lieu (Macquarie)
Prof. J. Van Oort (Utrecht)

The Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum Project is a major international research
project funded by the British Academy (1990-95) and the Royal Swedish
Academy of History and Letters (1990-91) as well as the Leverhulme Trust
(1990-93), Society of Antiquaries (1990-94) and the Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Trust (1990-). In 1998 it was given the patronage of the Union Academique
Internationale at Brussels. It aims to publish in 10 series a total of 60
volumes of Manichaean texts found in Central Asia and Egypt as well as
research tools such as concordances and dictionaries. A contract for the
entire Corpus to be published over a period of 25 years has been signed with
the publishers Brepols of Turnhout.

The religion of Mani (c. 216-c.276 CE) was a missionary religion par
excellence. Manichaean texts have been found in Egypt in Coptic, Greek and
Syriac, and in N. Africa in Latin and in sites along the Ancient Silk Road
in Middle Persian, Parthian, Sogdian, Bactrian, Tocharian B, Chinese and
Uighur (Old Turkish) as well as in substantial citations in a wide range of
Arabic writings. Australian archaeologists working under the direction of
Dr. Colin Hope (Monash) have added substantially to the corpus of
rediscovered Manichaean texts through the current excavations at the Dakhleh
Oasis.

The project began originally as the Database of Manichaean Texts and
Dictionary of Manichaean Terms and Concepts. It was recipient three
consecutive Major Research Grants from the British Academy and an
unprecedented fourth renewal under the aegis of the Corpus Fontium
Manichaeorum. The project is now jointly administered from Leuven and
Sydney. The administrative HQ for the project is at KU Leuven but the
Research Archive of the project is kept and maintained at Macquarie. The
reason for the division is necessary because the project is being published
by Brepols in Belgium and the Archive is necessary for servicing the
research at the highest level at Macquarie as there is no comparable
collection in Australesia.

The Project Committee:
Executive Officers:
Prof. Alois van Tongerloo (Leuven), Director
Prof. Samuel N.C. Lieu (Macquarie), Co-Director
Dr. Johannes van Oort (Utrecht), Co-Director
Director of the Series Syriaca: Dr. E. Hunter (Macquarie: Sydney and
Cambridge)
Director of the Series Arabica: Prof. A. van Tongerloo (KU Leuven)
Director of the Series Coptica: Prof. M. Krause (Münster)
Director of the Series Iranica: Prof. Werner Sundermann (Berlin Akad.)
Directors of the Series Sinica: Prof. S. N. C. Lieu (Macquarie: Sydney) and
Dr. Peter Bryder (Lund)
Directors of the Series Turcica: Prof. A. van Tongerloo (KU Leuven), Dr.
P. Zieme (Berlin Akad.) and Prof. L. Clark (Bloomington, Indiana, USA)
Director of the Series Latina: Prof. J. Van Oort (Utrecht)
Directors of the Series Graeca: Prof. S. N. C. Lieu (Macquarie), Dr. C.
Römer (Cologne) & Prof. L. Cirillo (Naples).
Director of the Series Dachlaica: Dr. Iain Gardner (Sydney, Australia)
[Each volume of the text-series contains introduction, critical text,
translation (in English, French or German), commentary and extensive word
indices.]
Directors of the Series Subsidia: Prof. S. N. C. Lieu and Prof. A. van
Tongerloo

The Database of Manichaean texts is available for consultation by bona fide
research scholars who will need to apply to Professor Lieu by post or e-mail:
slieu(a)laurel.ocs.mq.edu.au

Many of the texts from Central Asia on the Database are also available
through the TITUS project which is served from Frankfurt.

Volumes of the Corpus so far published:

Series Coptica

G. Wurst (ed.) The Manichaean Coptic Papyri in the Chester Beatty Library,
Psalm Book Part II/1, (= Series Coptica I) 140 pp. ISBN 2-503-50526-0
69 EUR

S. Richter (ed.) The Manichaean Coptic Papyri in the Chester Beatty Library,
Psalm Book Part II/2, (= Series Coptica II) 120 pp. ISBN 2-503-50806-5 c. 75
EUR

Series Subsidia

G. Mikkelsen, Bibliographia Manichaica, A Comprehensive Bibliography of
Manichaeism through 1996 (= Series Subsidia I), 250 pp. ISBN 2-503-50653-4
74 EUR

S. Clackson, E. D. C. Hunter, S. N. C. Lieu and M. Vermes, Dictionary of
Manichaean Texts I: Texts from the Roman Empire (Texts in Syriac, Greek,
Coptic and Latin), (= Series Subsidia II) 282pp., ISBN 2-503-50819 c. 100 EUR


Sam Lieu
Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum

PROGRAM INFO.- Khazar University, Baku, Azerbaijan

Posted by: Khazar University <contact(a)khazar.org>
Posted: 9 Sep 1999


PROGRAM INFO.- Khazar University, Baku, Azerbaijan

[Source: CIVILSOC]

Khazar University is a leading academic institution of Azerbaijan.
Established in 1991 in the capital city Baku, it became the first ever
private university of the CIS countries. Khazar is a research-oriented
university with strong, innovative academic programs geared towards
upbringing a generation of leaders for a new democratic, open model of
society and the emerging market economy. As Azerbaijan's broadening
integration into the world economy places an increasing demand for
English-speaking professionals, Khazar University provides education
predominantly in English in order to satisfy this demand. The degree to
which English is used at Khazar creates a comfortable communication
environment for international professors and students.

With its outstanding faculty and dedicated students, Khazar University
envisions its mission as creating a better future for Azerbaijan by
contributing into advances in science and increasing the nation's
intellectual capital.

Organization Type: Education

Founded: 1991

Staff: 200 faculty; 150 staff (50 full -100 part)

International Partner(s): University of California, Los Angeles, USA;
Purdue University, USA, Georgia State University, USA; Nottingham Trent
University, UK; Haarlem Business School, Netherlands; other

Khazar University
E-mail: contact(a)khazar.org
11 Mehseti St.
Baku, 370096
Azerbaijan
Tel: + 994 12 217927
Fax: + 994 12 989379
URL: http://www.khazar.org
Contact: Mr. Ramin Aliyev, Head of the University Development Center

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Armenian Society for Cultural Relations

Posted by: AOKS <aoks(a)acc.am>
Posted: 28 Jul 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Armenian Society for Cultural Relations

Armenian Society for Cultural Relations and Co-operation with Foreign
Countries (AOKS) is a self-controlled, self-financed public organization.
It uses channels of national diplomacy for representing the culture and
history of Armenian people abroad, today's life of the Republic, reforms and
processes of the democratic transformations, and at the same time
acquainting the Armenian public with the culture, history and everyday life
of the people of the world. The Society promotes establishment and
development of cultural, scientific, economic and business links between
individuals and organizations.

The basic structure of the Society includes the branches for cultural
relations with various countries (for example, "Armenia-USA",
"Armenia-Germany", "Armenia-Russia" and others).

For more information, visit the website at:
http://www.acc.am/~aoks

AOKS
3 Abovyan St.
Yerevan 375001
Armenia
tel.: (3742) 56-45-14

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Information Analytic Center "Eurasia" (IATs "Evraziia")

Posted by: IAC Eurasia <mail(a)eurasia.org.ru>
Posted: 6 Aug 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Information Analytic Center "Eurasia" (IATs "Evraziia")

Our website (http://www.eurasia.org.ru/) has been operating for about a
year. We have always tried our best to post on it the latest news and the
most interesting materials about the new independent states of Central Asia.

ARCHIVES

Search through our archives for previous months' materials arranged by
topic: Kazakhstan mass media reviews, Kazakhstan in the mirror of Russian
press, press clippings, unconstrained opinion.

UNCONSTRAINED OPINION

Only on our pages! Read materials by our readers - experts, journalists,
public figures received via e-mail.

ANALYTIC DATA

Read articles and reviews written by experts and reporters covering economic
and political aspects of life in five republics of Central Asia: inside the
corridors of power, commentaries on acts and decrees, official and
independent forecasts, in-depth analyses of the budget process, banking
system development, fledgling stock market, big oil, foreign trade, and more.


IAC Evraziia
Nashchokinskii pereulok, 12, ofis 211, 212
121019 Moskva
Russian Federation

tel.: +7 (095) 280-12-77
tel./fax: +7 (095) 737-33-98
e-mail: mail(a)eurasia.org.ru
website: http://www.eurasia.org.ru/english.shtml

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Int'l Eurasian Institute for Economic & Political Research

Posted by: IICAS <web_master(a)iicas.org>
Posted: 4 Aug 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Int'l Eurasian Institute for Economic & Political Research

The field of studies carried out by the International Eurasian Institute for
Economic and Political Research covers the states in transition located at
the crossroads of East and West.

The priority is given to the states of the Central Asian region which were
established after the collapse of the USSR.

The objectives of the Institute are as follows:

- Gathering and dissemination of reliable information on economic,
political as well as socio-cultural processes in the region; express
analysis of the most important events and trends;

- Realization of large-scale research projects by Institute's own means as
well as in collaboration with sister research institutions;

- Organization of various academic and praxis oriented activities.

The Institute is based on the idea of promoting the formation of civilized,
genuinely democratic regimes, open society and free economy in the Central
Asian sector of post-Soviet space.

The Institute will support the processes under which the "Eurasian" concept
would lead to progressive linkage of Western civilization and Oriental
traditions instead of justifying the limitation concerning democracy and
human rights. Our task is to help to overcome the vestige of political
culture inherited from the Soviet past.
Among the Institute's priorities is study and search for the most effective
ways in which the world community could impact on the political processes in
developing democracies of the region.

The Institute will also investigate the opportunities for democratic forces
integration on all the post-Soviet territory.

Please, visit our website: http://www.iicas.org

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Mongolian language classes in Ulaanbaatar

Posted by: Ellen McGill <emcgill(a)magicnet.mn>
Posted: 29 Jul 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Mongolian language classes in Ulaanbaatar

[Prof. Sanjaa, the chair of the Mongolian Language Department of the State
Pedagogical University in Ulaanbaatar, has asked me to post the following
announcement concerning language classes for foreign students -- Ellen
McGill, Columbia University]

The Department of Mongolian Language of the State Pedagogical University of
Mongolia (founded in 1951) has a staff of 14 teachers, sixty percent of
whom hold the titles of Doctor and/or Professor. They have taught
Mongolian language in universities and professional schools throughout Asia
and Europe. They have extensive experience teaching Mongolian to
foreigners, as well as expertise in their respective fields of research.

Our department can provide instruction to anyone who wishes to study
Mongolian language, culture or history, and we invite applications from
people interested in these subjects. Students may choose from among short-
and long-term courses of study and take from 10 to 16 hours of class per
week. The tuition is US$180 per month or US$1800 per year; both individual
and group (2-4 person) classes are available. Classes begin on October
1st. Contracts and other materials will be provided immediately upon
request. Please direct inquiries by fax to 976-1-68-43-33, attention Prof.
Sanjaa, or before August 18th by e-mail to <emcgill(a)magicnet.mn>.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Language Courses at Bukhara State University

Posted by: Bobomurod Haitov <corr(a)bukhsu.bukhara.silk.org>
Posted: 21 Jul 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Language Courses at Bukhara State University

The Educational-Consultative Center "Ustoz Bukhara" has its aim of
retraining pedagogical specialists of the region of Bukhara. It carries out
the educating of specialists of foreign languages for study in the
educational centers of developed democratic countries for the subject to
confirmation, exchanging experiences, training for a new profession. The
Center invites all interested educational institutions and organizations to
the mutual profitable collaboration.

The Center also trains foreign citizens in the Uzbek, Russian, English,
French and German languages. The classes are conducted by the Professors,
Doctors of Science, Bachelors of Science and Docents of Bukhara State
University and by the specialists of foreign universities and educational
centers.

The graduates of short-term and yearlong courses will be given certificates
of state model.

Those enrolled in courses will be provided with housing with all
conveniences available and with the opportunity to stay with Uzbek- and
Russian-speaking families.

Individual and group trips to the city and region are arranged within the
program of language study, including to the ancient cities of Varakhsha and
Paykent, the historical building of Nakshband, Chor-Bakr, the country-side
residence of the Emir "Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa", the birthplace of Avicenna
"Afshana", and state reservation in Kizil-Kum.

Our address:

Uzbekistan, Bukhara
M. Ikbol Street, 11
Bukhara State University
Tel/fax: +998 (6522) 3-52-19
E-mail: corr(a)bukhsu.bukhara.silk.org

PROGRAM INFORMATION- M.A. Program on Central Asia/Caucasus, Humboldt Univ., Berlin

Posted by: Lutz Rzehak <lutz.rzehak(a)rz.hu-berlin.de>
Posted: 23 Jul 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION- M.A. Program on Central Asia/Caucasus, Humboldt Univ., Berlin

The Central Asian Institute of Humboldt University, Berlin, is planning to
offer a post-graduate M.A. studies program "Central Asia/Caucasus".

Start: April 2000 (or later, depending on financing)

The four-semester program includes:

- Crash courses in languages of the region (Georgian, Russian, Tajik,
  Uzbek)
- Geography and developmental studies, history, religion, law,
  economics, environmental and political studies (12 months)
- Research and/or practical work in the region (6 months)
- Project work in two scientific fields (to be selected from: law,
  economics, environmental and political studies)

The program will be open for graduates (B.A. and higher) with a decent
command of German. Scholarships available for specially qualified candidates.

For further information, please visit:

http://www2.hu-berlin.de/zentralasien/AUFBAUST.htm

or contact:

Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
Zentralasien-Seminar
Unter den Linden 6
D 10099 Berlin
Fon: (+49-30) 20936654
Fax: (+49-30) 20936667
lutz.rzehak(a)rz.hu-berlin.de
http://www2.hu-berlin.de/zentralasien

PROGRAM INFORMATION- The Mongolia Society Essay Competition

Posted by: Susie Drost <monsoc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 19 May 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION- The Mongolia Society Essay Competition

PURPOSE:
To stimulate and encourage excellence in writing and research in the field
of Mongolian Studies. Our goal is for students to reach a deeper
understanding and appreciation of matters relating to the Mongols and
Mongolian civilization.

ELIGIBILITY:
- Level 1, any student currently in an undergraduate or master's program.
- Level 2, any non-student, professional, academic, or student study
ing in a Ph.D. program in Mongolian Studies or a relevant discipline.

AWARD:
- Level 1, One $100 award per year.
- Level 2, One $100 award per year, plus winning paper will be considered
  for publication in Mongolian Studies: Journal of The Mongolia Society.

RULES:
1) The paper must be written in English on any topic relevant to
   Mongolian Studies.
2) It may have been previously submitted in a course, however, a clean
   copy must be submitted for this competition.
3) The paper must be typed, double-spaced, with footnotes wherever
   applicable, and should not exceed 50 pages.
4) Author's name must not appear anywhere on the paper in order to keep
   the author's identity anonymous; papers will be numbered for judging
   purposes.
5) The author must prepare a coversheet with his/her name, social security
   number, address, and telephone number. This information is to appear
   only on the cover sheet.
6) Scholarly essays will be analytical and not merely descriptive and be
   properly documented with footnotes and endnotes, in accordance with
   general academic standards.
7) Among the criteria considered significant will be clarity, focus and
   development of the subject or problem, quality of evidence, use of
   primary sources, and originality.
8) The same person cannot win the award again within a five-year time period.

DEADLINE:

The papers are to be submitted to The Mongolia Society office by June 30th.
The authors of the winning papers will be acknowledged at The Mongolia
Society Annual Membership Meeting.

The Mongolia Society
322 Goodbody Hall
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005
Tel.: (812) 855-4078
Fax: (812) 855-7500
E-mail: monsoc(a)indiana.edu

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Fellowship for Uzbek Study at Univ. of Iowa Summer Prog.

Posted by: Elizabeth Constantine <elizabeth-constantine(a)uiowa.edu>
Posted: 17 May 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Fellowship for Uzbek Study at Univ. of Iowa Summer Prog.

The University of Iowa still has partial fellowships available for Uzbek
this summer. The course will be taught by Marat Ruzmetov, a native-speaker
of Uzbek. This course will run from June 8 - July 30, 1999. Any
interested people should contact Elizabeth Constantine at 319/335-1442 or
email at: uicreees(a)uiowa.edu.

Elizabeth Constantine
Outreach Coordinator
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
International Center 262
Iowa City, IA 52242-1802
tel: 319/335-1442
fax: 319/335-0280
http://www.uiowa.edu/~creees/

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Soros social sciences summer school, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Medet Tulegenov <medet(a)soros.kg>
Posted: 13 May 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Soros social sciences summer school, Kyrgyzstan

Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan and the Higher Education Support Program of Open
Society Institute - Budapest announce a Summer School on New Research Methods
in Social Sciences. A two-week Summer School will be taught by lectors from
Great Britain.

University faculty teaching social sciences and humanities, aged under 40,
citizens of one of the Central Asian countries (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan,
Tajikistan, Uzbekistan) are eligible to apply.

In order to apply one should submit:
1. an application form
2. a letter from the place of work of an applicant
3. a copy of university diploma
4. a letter of recommendation
5. an excerpt from a written work by an applicant (an article, dissertation,
   conference thesis etc.) no longer than 12 pages

Selection is made on a competitive basis. The deadline for applications is
June 25 of 1999.

The Summer School will be held in Bishkek on August 16-28 of 1999.
All expenses (travel, accommodation, meals) are covered by the Soros
Foundation Kyrgyzstan.

Applications are not reviewed and not returned.
Application forms can be obtained from the offices of the Soros Foundation
Kyrgyzstan as well as from the Soros Foundations in other Central Asian
countries.

For further information contact:

Medet Tulegenov
Soros Foundation Kyrgyzstan
205 Abdumomunova St.
Tel: (996 312) 66 17 20, 22 29 92
Fax: (996 312) 66 15 65
e-mail:omedet(a)soros.kg
www.soros.kg

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Uzbek and Kazakh Summer Language, Iowa

Posted by: <uicreees(a)uiowa.edu>
Posted: 30 Mar 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Uzbek and Kazakh Summer Language, Iowa

The University of Iowa Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
(CREEES) Summer Language Program 1999 will offer Czech, Kazakh, Russian, and
Uzbek. The program runs June 8 - July 30. Scholarships are available to
students interested in studying Kazakh or Uzbek. Travel money is also
available. Applications are now being accepted.

Please contact CREEES at 319/335-1442 for more information or e-mail
uicreees(a)uiowa.edu.
Applications available online at www.uiowa.edu/~creees

Elizabeth Constantine
Outreach Coordinator
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
International Center 262
Iowa City, IA 52242-1802
tel: 319/335-1442 fax: 319/335-0280
http://www.uiowa.edu/~creees/

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Democracy & Diversity Institute, Cracow, Summer 1999

Posted by: Irene J. Breuer <breueri(a)newschool.edu>
Posted: 28 Mar 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Democracy & Diversity Institute, Cracow, Summer 1999

The Eighth Annual
Summer Graduate Institute
Cracow, Poland
July 11 - July 31, 1999

We at TCDS are looking forward to welcoming another fifty junior scholars
from Eastern Europe, the U.S., and other parts of the world to our eighth
Democracy & Diversity Graduate Summer Institute in Cracow. At our castle
site, overlooking the Vistula, we offer an intensive three-week equivalent
of a full semester's graduate study in the U.S., bringing an
interdisciplinary, comparative, and highly interactive approach to the
social, political, and cultural challenges of democracy and
democratization. The Institute is widely known as an intimate international
forum for lively but rigorous debate on the critical issues of democratic
life.

Our core faculty from the from New School University's Graduate Faculty
will be joined this year by distinguished scholars and guest speakers from
Poland, Yugoslavia, Israel, and South Africa. In addition to our
ever-evolving seminars on citizenship, nationalism, and gender, we will
offer a new course this year on the role of media in a democratic society.
The Institute's public policy workshop will also emphasize the use of media
and communications in policy development.

Upon completion of the Institute, U.S. graduate students receive full
course credits and non-U.S. participants receive certificates. But their
unique three-week experience does not end there. Because we encourage and
facilitate further participation in the ongoing activities of the
Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, alumni soon find that they
have become active members of a much broader transregional community of
open-minded scholars committed to strengthening civil society and bridging
the gap between academia and the "real world." I hope you will consider
joining us.

Elzbieta Matynia
Director, Transregional Center for Democratic Studies


Curriculum

Sustaining Democracy
Professor David Plotke, Department of Political Science, Graduate Faculty

How can democratic practices and institutions be sustained? What do
political institutions contribute to democratic continuity? What views and
activities do citizens need to share for democratic politics to continue?
These questions need attention in both newer and more established
democracies. We will look at settings where democracy has been maintained
and at settings where democratic practices have been destroyed or have
never emerged.

Media and Democracy
Professor Jeffrey Goldfarb, Department of Sociology, Graduate Faculty

In this course, the problems of sustaining a democratic public sphere in
the media age will be investigated. We will consider the relationships
among face to face deliberation, the printed word, and electronic media. We
will explore how different concepts of the public reveal the strengths and
weaknesses of the present state of democratic media-formed discourse. The
relationships between free associations, free speech, and free electoral
politics will be studied comparatively, as they are shaped through
commercial, state, or publicly supported and controlled media. Readings
will include the works of de Tocqueville, Arendt, Habermas, Chomsky, Said,
Baudrillard, Appadurai, Schudson and Postman.

Ethnos and Demos: Nation, Nationalism and Politics of Ethnic Conflict
Professor Shlomo Avineri, Dept. of Political Science, Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, Israel; and Ivan Vejvoda, Soros Foundation Yugoslavia

Whether defined as philosophical concept, ideology, attitude, or group's
state of mind, nationalism continues to be a major idee force of the last
two centuries, leading to successive reconfigurations of the world map. The
course will explore the multifaceted character of this key phenomenon of
modernity, especially the relationship between ethnos and demos, nationhood
and identity, and the ethnification of politics. Special attention will be
given to Central Europe, Israel, and the recent conflicts in the former
Yugoslavia.

Theories of Gender in Culture
Professor Ann Snitow, Committee on Gender Studies and Feminist Theory, New
School University

Now in its eighth year, this course surveys central debates about the role
gender plays in the shaping of both public and private lives. The readings
reflect the current process of redefinition going on in the field "gender
studies" and include a wide range of material from scholars and emerging
women's movements in East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. This
summer we will also do some comparative analysis of the entry points that
are available for introducing a gender perspective into swiftly changing
regional configurations of thought and action.

Extra-Curricular Activities

- Workshop: Policy, Democracy & Public Interest

- Forum: Negotiated Transitions - Ten Years Later

- Guest speakers: Czeslaw Milosz (Poet, 1980 Nobel Laureate in
Literature); Mary Simons (Professor of Political Science, University of
Cape Town); Adam Michnik (Political writer, editor-in-chief of Gazeta
Wyborcza); Jan Urban (editor-in-chief of Transitions).

- Field Trips: Jagiellonian University, Auschwitz-Birkenau.


Participants from American Universities:

The cost of the Graduate Summer Institute is based on the summer 1999
Graduate Faculty tuition rate and includes full room and board. Travel
costs are not included. To receive an application form contact:

Cynthia Mueller
Director of Admissions, Graduate Faculty
65 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (212) 229-5710, (800) 523-5411 (from outside NYC)
Fax: (212) 989-7102

Participants from Universities in East and Central Europe and other parts
of the world:

Interested junior faculty and doctoral students should send a letter which
includes the following information: full name, address, telephone and fax
numbers, e-mail address, educational background, degrees received,
institutional affiliation, and evidence of English language skills. Also
include one letter of recommendation and 1-2 page statement of your
educational goals and reasons for applying to the Institute. Mail, fax, or
e-mail these to:

Ina Breuer
Transregional Center for Democratic Studies
New School for Social Research
65 Fifth Avenue, Room 422
New York, NY 10003
Fax: (212) 229-5894
E-mail: BreuerI(a)newschool.edu

Detailed information and highlights from previous Institutes is also
available on our website at http://www.newschool.edu/centers/tcds. VHS
video cassettes of a documentary film of the 1996 Institute are available
in our New York office and at regional Soros Foundation offices.

For more information, please contact:
Ina Breuer, Transregional Center for Democratic Studies.
Tel: (212) 229-5580 Fax: (212) 229-5894
E-mail: BreuerI(a)newschool.edu

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Central Asian Dance Camp

Posted by: Central Asia Forum <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 3 Mar 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Central Asian Dance Camp

CENTRAL ASIAN DANCE CAMP
As reported in the August, 1998 issue of "Dance Magazine"

Central Asian Dance Camp
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Learn the regional styles of Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Iran during the
month of July. Faculty have included the renowned dancers: Kizlarkhon
Dustmukhamedova, Laurel Victoria Gray and Travis Fontaine Jarrell. For more
information contact:

Travis Jarrell
Synergia Ranch
22 Synergia Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Summer Program in Azeri Studies, Baku

Posted by: Larisa M. Lemberanskaya <llemb(a)amcenter.baku.az>
Posted: 24 Feb 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION- Summer Program in Azeri Studies, Baku

American University in Baku (AUB), Azerbaijan, announces its First annual
Intensive Summer Program for Azeri Studies to be held in June-July 1999 at
the AUB campus. The following courses will be offered: Azeri language
(elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels); Azeri Culture; History of
Azerbaijan; Azerbaijan and International Relations; Economy of Azerbaijan;
Social-Political Development of Modern Azerbaijan. All courses will be
taught in English. Participants may opt to enroll in all courses or only
those in which they are interested.

For additional information regarding fees, accommodation, schedule, and
visa, please, contact:

Larisa Lemberanskaya
American University in Baku
Z.Khalilov Street, block 540
Baku 370073, Azerbaijan
e-mail: llemb(a)amcenter.baku.az
tel.: (99412)971080

Courses and Fees:
The start of courses is to happen on June 7, 1999.
Azeri: 8 weeks/64 hours; 4 classes per week, class length - 2 hours. Cost:
$800 ($25/class) (A number of classes can be increased by request of the
student along with corresponding cost of each additional class.) Classes
will be scheduled at convenience of the students. For each of the
following courses: Azeri Culture, History of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan and
International Relations, Economy of Azerbaijan, Social-Political
Development of Modern Azerbaijan: 8 weeks/32 hours; 2 classes per week,
class length - 2 hours. Cost: $500.

Accommodation:
Hotel reservation ($60-400/night),or apartment rent ($500/month or less)
will be done in accordance with your request not later than May 10, 1999.

Payment:
Payment must be made in US dollars a) by bank transfer to the Bank of New
York, N.Y.(SWIFT Code IRVT US3N) in favor of National Bank of Azerbaijan
(Index 170012324), account nr.890-0256-842 (American University in Baku,
Azerbaijan); b) by bank transfer to the Chase Manhattan Bank (SWIFT code
CHAS US33) in favor of National Bank of Azerbaijan (Index 170012324),
account nr.001-1-230802 (American University in Baku, Azerbaijan); c) by
bank transfer to the City Bank, N.Y. (SWIFT code CITY US33) in favor of
National Bank of Azerbaijan (Index 170012324), account nr.36113787
(American University in Baku, Azerbaijan); d) by Credit Card (Visa/Master
Card only) to the one of above banks; c) by payment on-site.

Visa:
Individuals needing a visa should e-mail to AUB not later than two months
prior to the start of Courses. Applicants must provide their full name,
date and place of birth, passport number and date of issue, flight number
and the time of arrival.

Application Procedure:
To apply for the courses, please, send through e-mail, or fax
(99412+971393) the following information: name (first, last, middle), title
or degree; affiliation and position; return address (home and institution);
telephones, fax, and e-mail; the name of course(s) intended to take. The
amount of additional classes (if needed); preferable type of accommodation;
a need of visa; other information or requirements you want to be aware of.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- OSI/ Univ. of Essex Scholarships in Human Rights

Posted by: Fiona Dunne <FDunne(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 27 Jan 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION-OSI/ Univ. of Essex Scholarships in Human Rights

The Open Society Institute/ FCO Chevening/University of Essex are pleased
to announce the 1999/2000 Scholarships in Human Rights. Scholarships in
Human Rights is a new scholarship programme which will enable suitably
qualified students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to pursue taught postgraduate programmes
within the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Essex. The two
programmes offered are the MA in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights and
the LLM in International Human Rights Law.

Information on the scholarships is available at the Central Eurasia Project
web site
specifically at the following locations:

Course information http://www.soros.org/cen_eurasia/essex1.html

Guidelines for applicants http://www.soros.org/cen_eurasia/essex2.html

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF COMPLETED APPLCIATIONS IS FEBRUARY 26TH 1999

Fiona Dunne
Central Eurasia Project-Open Society Institute
http://www.soros.org/central_eurasia.html
email:fdunne(a)sorosny.org
voice:212-548-0392

PROGRAM INFORMATION- IREX Russian-US Young Leadership Fellows Program

Posted by: Anne Marie Hvid <amhvid(a)irex.org>
Posted: 6 Jan 1999


PROGRAM INFORMATION- IREX Russian-US Young Leadership Fellows Program

IREX Announces Russian-US Young Leadership Fellows Program

IREX and the United States Information Agency are pleased to announce the
1999 Russian-US Young Leadership Fellows Program. The program provides one
year of intensive academic and professional training to young US and
Russian leaders in the fields of American and Russian area studies,
conflict resolution, economics, government studies, history, international
relations, and political science.

The program includes one year of non-degree academic study at qualified
universities and colleges, a community service component, and a four to
twelve week internship. The goal of the Russian-US Young Leadership Fellows
Program is to promote and support democracy, economic prosperity, and civil
society in Russia by fostering the educational and social development of
the next generation of US and Russian leaders. Approximately 20 US and 54
Russian fellowships will be awarded for the period of August 1999 through
August 2000.

All applicants must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential,
interest in public service or evidence of involvement in community service,
and proficiency in written and spoken English and Russian. All
participants are required to submit a final summary report discussing their
program activities, the results of their study, and future plans upon
returning to their home countries, including plans to continue community or
public service activities.

The program provides round-trip travel from fellows' homes to their host
institutions, medical insurance, monthly stipends for housing and living
expenses, and limited allowances for books and tuition.

Post-fellowship opportunities will also be available to alumni of the
Russian-US Young Leadership Fellows Program for continued professional
growth. Opportunities for alumni of US government-sponsored exchange
programs in the United States generally include: participation in regional
conferences, seminars, and lecture series. Alumni will also have access to
the Young Leaders listserv, a new on-line and print journal, and other
publications.

The application deadline for both Russian and American applicants is
February 26, 1999.

Application forms and complete eligibility requirements may be obtained by
contacting the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) at (202)
628-8188, or via e-mail at irex(a)irex.org. You can also download the
application form from IREX's web site at http://www.irex.org/programs/ylp/.
In Russia applications can be obtained at Russian Representational Offices
& Advising Centers. [NOTE: For a list of these offices, contact IREX
directly.]


Anne Marie Hvid
Editor, Electronic Publishing
IREX, International Research & Exchanges Board
1616 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202) 628-8188
Fax: (202) 628-8189
E-mail: amhvid(a)irex.org
Web: http://www.irex.org

PROGRAM INFO.- Anthropology & Linguistics, European University, St. Petersburg

Posted by: Victor Dubrovskiy <dubr(a)neva.spb.ru>
Posted: 16 Jul 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- Anthropology & Linguistics, European University, St. Petersburg

European University in St. Petersburg offers 2-week intensive courses
for post-graduated students and lecturers specialized in cultural
anthropology, ethnography, linguistics, folklore. The program includes
the following courses:

"Current problems of ancient history of Central Asia" (S.G. Klyashtorny)

"Myth and folk-lore" (G.A. Levinton)

"Cultural anthropology: problems, theories, concepts" (Yu.Ye.Beryozkin)

"Theoretical archaeology" (Prof. L.S. Kleyn)

"The main idea of modern semiotics" (I.V. Utekhin)

"Social linguistics and sociology of language" (Prof. N.B. Vakhtin)

"Ethnic stereotypes of behavior" (A.K. Baiburin).

According to the wishes of the participants additional courses and
consultations with specialists in the field of Central Asian history
and culture can be organized.

On completion of the courses a special EUSPb certificate is given.

Additional information about the European University in St. Petersburg can
be found at

http://www.eu.spb.osi.ru

The courses will take place in St. Petersburg in January-February 1999.

In concordance with HESP 50% costs of studying can be paid by a regional
branch of the Soros Foundation. Those interested in participation can apply
to HESP for a Mobility Grant. Simultaneously they should send to EUSPb the
following information:

name, nationality, background, sphere of scientific interest, the topic
of research (dissertation), wishes to the organizers of the courses
(additional courses, attending museums, archives, etc.), method of
payment.

The applications should be sent not later than Nov., 1, 1998.

The applications can be sent to the EUSPb by

fax (812)2755139
regular mail: 191187, St. Petersburg, ul. Furmanova, 3.
e-mail: ethnolog(a)eu.spb.su (for Dmitrij Dubrovskij)

PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Central Asian Languages Program, Univ. of Washington

Posted by: Talgat Imangaliev <atyrau(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 3 Jun 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Central Asian Languages Program, Univ. of Washington

Tenth Central Asian Languages & Culture Summer Program
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
University of Washington

June 22- August 21, 1998

Intensive language instruction will be offered in elementary and advanced
Uzbek and in elementary Tajik. All languages will be taught with the
assistance of native speakers from Central Asia. An extensive cultural
program of lectures, discussions and films will also be offered. Students
of Advanced Uzbek will participate in a Project of translating important
Uzbek sources for the recent history of Central Asia.


Pending Funding fellowships will be available.

For fellowship information contact:

Ilse D. Cirtautas, Director
Central Asian Languages and Culture Summer Program
Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
229 Denny Hall, Box 353120
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3120
(206) 543-6033 or (206) 685-3800
e-mail: icirt(a)u.washington.edu


For admission information contact:

Summer Quarter
5001 25th Avenue NE, GH-24
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 543-2300 or 1-800-543-2300

PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Schools in Law and Social Science, Soros Kyrgyzstan

Posted by: Medet Tulegenov <medet(a)soros.kg>
Posted: 25 May 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Schools in Law and Social Science, Soros Kyrgyzstan

Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan together with Higher Education Support Program
of an Open Society Institute - Budapest is organizing summer schools for
faculty members from the universities of Central Asia.


** Summer School on Human Rights and Law **

It will be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on August 14-30, 1998.  It is
designed for law schools faculty members and will be devoted to the study
of human rights aspects of law.  Lecturers from Eastern Europe and Russia
are invited to teach at the summer school.  Besides studying various topics
on human rights perspectives of the law (as well as legal aspects of human
rights) participants would develop a paper the best of which will be
published.  Summer school will be held in Russian (translation into Russian
will be provided when lecturers from Eastern Europe will teach).

To be eligible, one must:
 - be citizen of one of Central Asian countries (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan,
   Uzbekistan, Tajikistan)
 - have a higher education in law
 - be under 40 years old
 - teach law subject at the university

The deadline for applications is June 10.
Application forms may be obtained at the local Soros Foundations.


** Summer School on Research Methods in Social Sciences **

This interdisciplinary school is organized by the International University
of Kyrgyzstan with financial support of the Soros Foundation-Kyrgystan and
Higher Education Support Program of an Open Society Institute - Budapest it
is intended for faculty members of social sciences and humanities and will
be held in Bishkek and Issik-Kul on July 19 - August 1, 1998.  Lecturers
are invited from the US and Britain.  Language of instruction is Russian
(translation from English)

For eligibility, one must:
 - be citizen of one of the Central Asian countries
 - teach subjects that are close to the theme of summer school
 - be under 40


All interested should contact about application form and other information
either:
International University of Kyrgyzstan
tel.: (3312) 21 82 33
fax:  (3312) 21 96 15
e-mail <root(a)iuk.bishkek.su>
 - contact person is Nurgul Janaeva

Or local Soros Foundation:
Medet Tulegenov
Education for an Open Society program director
Soros Foundation-Kyrgyzstan
tel.: (3312) 22 18 94
fax:  (3312) 22 38 29, 62 15 65
e-mail <medet(a)soros.kg>

PROGRAM INFO.- 1-Year Masters at Princeton for Experienced NGO Leaders

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)irex.org>
Posted: 24 May 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- 1-Year Masters at Princeton for Experienced NGO Leaders

Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International
Affairs has recently created a Master's in Public Policy program designed
for mid-career professionals in a wide range of public service
organizations, whether government agencies or non-profits, domestic or
international.

Applicants to the program may be citizens of any nation but are required to
have had at least seven years of relevant professional work experience.
Admitted candidates will be required to spend a year on the Princeton
campus, participating in a task force project and taking courses from the
range offered at the Woodrow Wilson School (economics, quantitative
analysis, policy analysis, development studies, demography, urban and
regional planning, etc.).

The School offers financial aid to applicants who demonstrate the need for
it. Up to eight admitted applicants from nonprofit and non-governmental
organizations will be named "Christian Johnson Endeavor Fellows" for the
1999-2000 school year, making them eligible to receive full tuition
fellowships plus stipends for living expenses.

To be considered for enrollment in the 1999-2000 class, completed
applications are due in Princeton by early January 1999.  Among the
requirements for international students who do not have a degree from the
U.S. college or university is a score of 600 or better on the TOEFL
examination.

To request a brochure on the Master's in Public Policy program, or to
obtain other information, send an e-mail to: mpp(a)wws.princeton.edu

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Master's in Public Policy
Robertson Hall
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ  08544-1013
Tel. (609) 258-3350

PROGRAM INFO.- Humanitarian Aid Program in Azerbaijan

Posted by: Caroline Kennedy <rmhkjar(a)ucl.ac.uk>
Posted: 21 May 1998


PROGRAM INFO.- Humanitarian Aid Program in Azerbaijan

The Leonard Cheshire Department of Conflict Recovery at University College
London, part of Leonard Cheshire International, is currently undertaking a
3 year humanitarian program in Azerbaijan.  Please look at our web site to
give you more details.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~rmhkjar/

Caroline Kennedy
Overseas Programmes
rmhkjar(a)ucl.ac.uk

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