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PROGRAM INFORMATION- 2005 Russian, East European, and Eurasian Ctr. Summer Research Lab

Posted by: Lynda Park <lypark(a)uiuc.edu>
Posted: 21 Jan 2005


The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the Slavic and East 
European Library at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, are 
pleased to announce its 2005 Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern 
Europe, and Eurasia, June 13 - August 5.  Please check the website for the 
full list of programs, eligibility, and application information: 
http://www.reec.uiuc.edu/srl/srl.html

The SRL enables scholars to conduct advanced research in Russian, East 
European and Eurasian Studies.  Lab associates are given full access to the 
collection and resources of the University of Illinois Library, the largest 
Slavic collection west of Washington, DC, and are able to seek assistance 
from the Slavic Reference Service staff.  The SRL provides an opportunity 
for specialists to keep current on knowledge and research in the field, to 
access newly available and archival materials, and disseminate knowledge to 
other scholars, professionals, government officials, and the public.  The 
Summer Lab is an ideal program for doctoral students conducting 
pre-dissertation/dissertation research.

The following persons are eligible to apply to the Summer Lab:

 - Faculty or doctoral students at a university or college who are teaching 
   and/or doing research on the region.
 - Individuals who have a PhD and are doing research on the region, even if 
   this expertise is not being used in current employment.
 - Individuals working in an area of government or business related to the 
   region, regardless of academic training.
 - Librarians specializing in the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian field.

To be eligible for housing grants and the new graduate student travel 
grants, the above criteria apply along with the following:

Research Area:

Scholars conducting policy relevant research on the countries of Eurasia and 
Southeastern Europe. Under US Department of State regulations, housing 
grants MAY NOT be provided to scholars conducting research (policy relevant 
or otherwise) on any of the new EU nations - Poland, Hungary, the Czech 
Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Policy Relevance:

All applicants requesting housing grants must state the policy relevance of 
their research. For junior scholars policy relevance can be envisioned in 
fairly broad terms; however, State Department regulations stipulate that 
senior scholars cannot be funded unless their research is clearly policy 
relevant. For more information on policy relevance, please check the SRL 
website under "proposal information". 
For graduate student travel grant, applicants must be a U.S. 
citizen/permanent resident.

Application Deadlines:
Housing Grants:
for Non-citizens: 1 April
for U.S. citizens and permanent residents: 15 April

Graduate Student Travel Grants:
for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only 15 April

Lab Only (no housing grant):
for guaranteed housing availability 15 April, or at least 2 weeks prior to 
arrival (housing not guaranteed)

For those of you who have applied to the Summer Lab in the past, please make 
note that some of the application procedures has changed.  Please use the 
new 2005 application to apply. 

2005 Summer Research Lab Programs:

Balkan Studies Training Workshop for Junior Scholars
Thinking and Writing Balkan Studies: Policy and Paradigms for the 21st Century
June 21-23
Moderator: Robert Hayden (Director of CREES & Professor of Anthropology, 
University of Pittsburgh)

Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum(organized with AWSS)
International Conference on Commodity, Consumer, Entrepreneur?: Women and 
the Marketplace
June 24-25, 407 Levis Faculty Center

Summer Symposium
Slavery in the Twenty-First Century: Trafficking of Women and Children
June 25, 2:00-5:30 PM, 407 Levis Faculty Center

Research Workshop
June 15-24

Summer Lab Noontime Scholars Lectures
June 14-July 5
Held each Tuesday (unless otherwise indicated) from 12:00-1:00p.m.

Summer Lab Film Series
June 13-July 13
Shown Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Slavic Digital Text Workshop
July 5 - 8 (tentative)
Coordinator: Miranda Remnek, Slavic and East European Library, University of 
Illinois, mremnek(a)uiuc.edu

Voluntary Discussion Groups, Workshops, and Conferences
Questions about specific groups should be addressed directly to the group 
coordinator.

Early Russian History, June 13-17
Coordinator:  Ann Kleimola, Department of History, University of Nebraska, 
kleimola(a)unlinfo.unl.edu

Nineteenth Century Russian Reading Culture, June 27-29
Coordinator: Miranda Remnek, Slavic and East European Library, University of 
Illinois, mremnek(a)uiuc.edu

Ukrainian Conference on "Contemporary Ukraine," June 29-July 2
Coordinator: Dmytro Shtohryn, Slavic and East European Library, University 
of Illinois, shtohryn(a)uiuc.edu

For more information contact the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center 
at the University of Illinois at reec(a)uiuc.edu, 217.333.1244.

The Summer Research Lab is funded in part by the U.S. State Department Title 
VIII grant, the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant, and generous 
contributions from private donors.

Lynda Y. Park, Assistant Director
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Illinois
104 International Studies Building, MC-487
910 South Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
USA
Tel: (217) 333-6022, 333-1244
Fax: (217) 333-1582
E-mail: lypark(a)uiuc.edu
Web: http://www.reec.uiuc.edu

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Summer Workshop in Central Asian Languages, Indiana University

Posted by: Heidi Bludau <iaau(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 20 Jan 2005


Indiana University's Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and Central 
Asian Languages (SWSEEL) announces:

Introductory and Intermediate
Azeri, Uzbek, Tajik, Turkmen, Uyghur, and Kazakh

Introductory
Pashto

Course Dates:
June 17 - August 12, 2005

Fellowships available to US citizens and permanent residents.  Fellowship 
applications are due April 1, 2005

For an on-line application and more information, visit the SWSEEL website at 
http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel/.

US Mail:

SWSEEL
Ballantine Hall 502
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
USA
E-mail: swseel(a)indiana.edu

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Azerbaijani Language Classes, Registration Deadline Jan. 21

Posted by: Mahir Iskender, USACC <miskender(a)usacc.org>
Posted: 18 Jan 2005


Dear All,

Only five days left to register for Azerbaijani language classes organized 
by Azerbaijan Trade and Cultural Center in Washington DC!  Registration 
deadline is January 21, 2005. Winter Term of Azerbaijani Language Classes 
will begin on February 2nd, 2005.  Please visit our website at 
http://www.usacc.org/contents.php?cid=130 to view course description and 
registration form.

Advantages of learning Azerbaijani with us are:

 - Learning the language from native speakers;
 - Separate study groups for children, adults, businesses and professionals;
 - Small classes;
 - Private tutoring;
 - Practicing listening comprehension by listening to CDs and watching 
   videos in Azerbaijani;
 - Free audio/video materials to practice your language during after-class 
   hours;
 - Making friends with the Azerbaijani-speaking community in Washington D.C.;
 - Saving time and money by not hiring a translator during your research and 
   travels to Azerbaijan;

The Fall '04 classes started in September, and will end at the end of January.

We look forward to seeing you in our classes!

Regards,

Azerbaijan Trade and Culture Center (ATCC)
Phone: (202) 333 8702
Fax: (202) 333 8703
1212 Potomac ST, N.W. 
Washington DC 20007
USA
Web: www.usacc.org

Azerbaijan Trade and Cultural Center is owned and operated by the US - 
Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce.  It was established in 2000, to promote 
understanding, culture, and cooperation between Azerbaijan and the United 
States of America. Visit out website at www.usacc.org for more information.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Summer 2005 Eastern Consortium in Persian and Turkish, Ohio State University

Posted by: Stafford Noble <noble.3(a)osu.edu>
Posted: 14 Jan 2005


Program Duration: June 20 to August 12, 2005

Application deadline: April 4, 2005.

Program Description:

Ohio State University will be serving again in Summer 2005 as the host of 
the Eastern Consortium program of intensive Persian and Turkish language 
instruction.
Intensive instruction in both introductory and intermediate Persian and 
Turkish. The emphasis in all courses will be on listening, speaking, 
reading, and writing. The target proficiency level for the introductory 
courses will be Novice High, and for the intermediate courses Intermediate 
High. Each course will provide up to 15 quarter hours of graded 
undergraduate credit.

Some financial aid will be available from the Consortium to qualified 
graduate and professional applicants. In addition, Title VI Foreign Language 
and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships and other sources of financial support 
may also be applied. Consortium applicants who are graduate or professional 
students, and who attend universities which do not offer Summer FLAS 
Fellowships, may apply for a Summer 2005 FLAS Fellowship from The Ohio State 
University (application deadline: February 4, 2005).  On-campus housing at 
nominal rates will be available.

For further information, contact:

Stafford Noble, Consortium Coordinator
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
The Ohio State University
300 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1340
USA

Phone: 614-292-7758
Fax: 614-292-1262
E-mail: noble.3(a)osu.edu
Web: http://nelc.osu.edu/programs/ptcn0406/announce.htm

The Eastern Consortium in Persian and Turkish is a cooperative arrangement 
of the Title VI National Resource Centers of Columbia, Georgetown, Harvard, 
New York, Ohio State, and Princeton Universities and the Universities of 
Michigan and Pennsylvania, with special support from the College of 
Humanities at The Ohio State University

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Resource Ctr. for Samarkand Region, Uzbekistan

Posted by: Djamilya Vafaeva <vdjama(a)rambler.ru>
Posted: 12 Jan 2005


The RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE SAMARKAND REGION was founded as a result of 
collaboration between Samarkand State University, and the "Ustoz" Republican 
Foundation. The center is a non-governmental organization and a non-profit 
foundation.

The resource center works to develop the professional skills and scientific 
knowledge of teachers by providing them easy access to up-to-date 
pedagogical literature and information technologies, thereby successfully 
implementing the "National Program for the Preparation of Specialists" in 
the Republic of Uzbekistan.

We offer a variety of programs and courses aimed at increasing the 
effectiveness of higher education on anthropology, sociology, economy, 
philosophy, religion study, cultural study, political study and providing 
scientific research. For example, we sponsor seminars and conferences, which 
focus on current philosophical social and economic problems. These seminars 
are led by visiting foreign specialists and by local experts who have been 
educated abroad. In addition, we train teachers and representatives of 
non-governmental and media organizations.

Resource Center has experience on research in the field of the anthropology 
of the family relationship, influence of religion on the "mahalya" 
(community) life, modernity and traditional society, family economy of 
gender. The Center has been run on the several collaborative projects of 
following International Funds: OSI, UNIFEM, CEP, ACSELS, CARC, HESP 
MOBILITY, CDC - Budapest, and others.

We offer computer science courses, and also help teach students and teachers 
how to use the Internet and electronic mail. Much of our work with computers 
is designed to increase computer literacy, in order that our students and 
teachers might have more access to foreign academic institutions. In 
addition, we help with the preparation and distribution of academic articles 
over the Internet and work to publicize conference opportunities for the 
faculty of Samarkand State University. The Resource Center maintains 
facilities for publication, a 2,000-book library, on-line databases, and 
computers with Internet access.

We have a twofold mission. On the one hand, we work to develop links and 
contacts between our university and other academic institutions around the 
world. In addition, we also work within Uzbekistan to develop programs to 
address the issues, which our country faces today. Thus we are a center, 
which reaches out to the world while remaining focussed on our 
responsibilities to the people and country of Uzbekistan.

Contacts:

Djamilya Vafaeva
Director of the Resource Center
E-mail: djamilya(a)samdu.uz

Sarvar Iskhakova
Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Program
E-mail: sarvar(a)samdu.uz

Ravshan Mardanov
Coordinator of the Social-Political Program
E-mail: ravshan(a)samdu.uz

Nozim Muminov
Technical Manager
E-mail: nozim(a)samdu.uz

COURSE OFFERING- Music and Society in Central Asia, Jan-April 2005, Univ. of London

Posted by: Razia Sultanova <razia.sultanova(a)soas.ac.uk>
Posted: 11 Jan 2005


Please find below the description of a course on:

Music and Society in Central Asia
offered during the Term 2 Timetable 2004-2005
in the School of Oriental and African Studies, Department of Music, 
University of London.

A new course for ethnomusicologists students "Music and Society in Central 
Asia" is being launched by Dr Razia Sultanova, commencing on the 12 January 
and taking place every Wednesday (9.00-11.00). The course will introduce the 
social meaning of music of one of the oldest cradles of human civilisation 
-the Central Asia focusing on seven areas starting from former Soviet 
republics ( Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan) 
turning to the  Caucasian Muslim republic of Azerbaijan, and them to the 
northern part of Afghanistan.

Topics are varied from  the time of  Ghengis Khan (12 century), Tamberlaine 
the Great (15 century), Bobur (16 century) and later times when each royal 
court (Bukhara, Samarkand, Kokand, Khiva, Baku) displayed its own 
traditional culture, contrasting to the rural culture of nomads 
(contemporary Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan). The 20th century 
Central Asian music with Soviet time influences when mass culture was on 
display and all traditional arts suffered under the restrictive regime is 
also covered.  It was not until the end of the 20th century when these 
countries, having gained independence,  brought new changes in the arts 
field, facing challenges in recreating their authentic cultures.

Using large bibliography, historical sources, her personal video, audio 
recordings and articles Dr Razia Sultanova  will provide students with broad 
base of knowledge and historical overview of the Central Asian music ranging 
from different topics such as "Islam and music ", "Gender and music", 
"Instrument making on Central Asia: an Insight into cultural study" etc.

For more information please e-mail:

Razia.Sultanova(a)soas.ac.uk

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Azerbaijani Language Classes, Washington DC, Winter 2005

Posted by: Mahir Iskender <miskender(a)usacc.org>
Posted: 16 Dec 2004


Azerbaijan Trade and Cultural Center in Washington DC is pleased to announce 
that the Winter Term of Azerbaijani Language Classes will begin on February 
2nd, 2005. Registration is from December 7, 2004 until January 21, 2005. 
Please visit our website to view course description and registration form. 
Sign up by January 10 to get a $25 discount!

Advantages of learning Azerbaijani with us are:

 - Learning the language from native speakers;
 - Separate study groups for children, adults, businesses and professionals;
 - Small classes;
 - Private tutoring;
 - Practicing listening comprehension by listening to CDs and watching 
   videos in Azerbaijani;
 - Free audio/video materials to practice your language during after-class 
   hours;
 - Making friends with the Azerbaijani-speaking community in Washington D.C.;
 - Saving time and money by not hiring a translator during your research and 
   travels to Azerbaijan;

The Azerbaijani language classes started in September 2004, first time ever 
in Washington, DC.  The Fall '04 classes started in September, and will end 
at the end of January.

We would appreciate if you forward this announcement to your friends and 
colleagues who would be interested in learning Azerbaijani.

We look forward to seeing you in our classes!

Regards,

Azerbaijan Trade and Culture Center
Phone: (202) 333 8702
Fax: (202) 333 8703
1212 Potomac ST, N.W.
Washington DC 20007

Azerbaijan Trade and Cultural Center is owned and operated by the US - 
Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce.  It was established in 2000, to promote 
understanding, culture, and cooperation between Azerbaijan and the United 
States of America. Visit out website at www.usacc.org for more information.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Central Asia/Caucasia Master's Program, Humboldt-University Berlin

Posted by: Annette Kabanov <mittelaskaukas(a)staff.hu-berlin.de>
Posted: 14 Dec 2004


Program Information
New Master Studies Program Central Asia/Caucasia at Humboldt-University 
Berlin Applications will be accepted until 3rd of January 2005

For technical reasons we prolong the deadline for applications for the 
Master Studies Program Central Asia/Caucasia which is to begin in October 
2005. For further details see below!

In der Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin werden voraussichtlich zum 1. Oktober 
2005 vorbehaltlich einer Foerderung durch die Volkswagen-Stiftung maximal 30 
Studienplaetze vergeben im postgradualen Master-Studiengang 
"Mittelasien/Kaukasien"

Studienbeginn: Oktober 2005 - Studiendauer: 2 Jahre

Im Mittelpunkt des multidisziplinaeren, regionalwissenschaftlichen Studiums 
stehen die Neuen Unabhaengigen Staaten der Grossregion (Armenien, 
Aserbaidschan, Georgien, Kasachstan, Kyrgyztan, Tadschikistan, Turkmenistan, 
Usbekistan). Anhand ausgewaehlter Rahmenthemen aus den Bereichen Geographie, 
Politik, Recht, Wirtschaft, Geschichte und Kultur werden Kenntnisse, 
Fertigkeiten und Erfahrungen erworben, die fuer eine berufliche Taetigkeit 
in der internationalen Zusammenarbeit, in Management- und Politikberatung, 
Umwelt- und Kulturarbeit und Vertrags- und Informationswesen ebenso 
qualifizieren wie zu Promotion und Aufnahme einer akademischen Laufbahn.

Der zweijaehrige Studiengang gliedert sich in drei Rahmenthemen und ein 
Berufs- oder Studienpraktikum in der Region und wird im letzten Vierteljahr 
mit der Master Thesis abgeschlossen. Unterrichtssprache ist Deutsch und in 
Teilen auch Englisch.

Es lehren MitarbeiterInnen des Zentralasien-Seminars und des 
Sprachenzentrums der Humboldt-Universitaet in Zusammenarbeit mit 
RegionalspezialistInnen der Freien Universitaet Berlin sowie den 
Universitaeten Bamberg, Freiburg, Hamburg und der Stiftung Wissenschaft und 
Politik/Berlin.

Bewerberinnen und Bewerber mit erstem akademischem Abschluss (B.A./M.A., 
Diplom, Magister, Staatspruefung) sollten gute Sprachenkenntnisse (Englisch, 
Russisch, evt. Regionalsprache) und eine hohe Motivation mitbringen. Ueber 
die Aufnahme entscheidet eine Auswahlkommission. Bewerbungen von weiblichen 
und auslaendischen Studierenden sind besonders willkommen. Von 
auslaendischen Studierenden wird der Nachweis von Kenntnissen der "Deutschen 
Sprache fuer Hochschulen" (DSH) erwartet.

Bewerbungsunterlagen:

Lebenslauf, Zeugnisse, persoenliche Begruendung bzw. Zielvorstellungen fuer 
die Bewerbung zur Teilnahme am Studiengang und ein 2-seitiges Essay zum 
Thema "Warum studiert man die Region Mittelasien/Kaukasien in Deutschland 
und nicht vor Ort?"

Bewerbungsschluss:

3. Januar. 2005 (Fristwahrung per Fax (+49)-(0)30-2093-6684 oder Mail 
moeglich: mittelaskaukas(a)staff.hu-berlin.de). Das Auswahlverfahren wird im 
Januar erfolgen. Da mit der Aufnahme in den Studiengang KEIN Stipendium 
verbunden ist, muessen sich die aufgenommenen BewerberInnen separat um ihre 
Finanzierung bemuehen. Die MitarbeiterInnen des Studiengangs  werden aber 
bestmoegliche Hilfestellung fuer das Auffinden eines Stipendiums geben.

Bewerbungen sind zu richten an:

Zentralasien-Seminar der Humboldt-Universitaet
Aufbaustudiengang "Mittelasien/Kaukasien"
Unter den Linden 6
D-10099 Berlin
Germany
Web: http://www2.hu-berlin.de/mak

PROGRAM INFORMATION- 2005 CAYN Programme Call for Student Applications, OSCE Centres in Central Asia

Posted by: Komila Rakhimova <Komila.Rakhimova(a)osce.org>
Posted: 9 Dec 2004


OSCE Centres in Central Asia Announces a Call For Student Applications

For Central Asian Youth Network (CAYN), Central Asia, 2005

1. Information on CAYN

The overall goal of Central Asian Youth Network (CAYN) is to contribute to 
conflict prevention, liberalisation and democratisation in Central Asia 
through building a network for youth across Central Asia that will increase 
education, discussion and cross-border contacts as well as acquaint students 
with OSCE principles and commitments thus promoting increased tolerance 
between people from and within different countries. The thematic focus of 
the Network will be cross-dimensional along the OSCE dimensions covering a 
wide variety of issues such as early warning and conflict prevention, 
regional security issues, problems of democratization, regional and 
international cooperation, challenges of economic and environmental security 
as well as good governance among others (see below).

Up to 20 students from each of the five Central Asian countries (a total of 
100) as well as 20 supervisors will be invited in this project on the 
regional level. The participants will be organised along the three thematic 
groups of the OSCE dimensions. Within the thematic groups, they will be 
organised in working groups including one student from each country. Every 
group will produce a research paper under the supervision of faculty member, 
attend a seminar and a conference organised by the Network, and also 
participate in online discussion groups moderated by faculty members.

Possible research topics include:

 - Politico-military dimension - regional security, border management, arms 
   control, preventive diplomacy, terrorism, military cooperation, stabilizing 
   conflict situations, police reform, and trafficking in small arms and light 
   weapons.
 - Economic and environmental dimension - environmental education, job 
   creation, self-employment, poverty, income generation, small and medium 
   enterprises, environmental education, sound environmental management 
   practices, irrigation, clean drinking water, youth entrepreneurship, 
   environmental legal advocacy, economic-ecological standards, and ecotourism.
 - Human dimension - human rights, rule of law, democratization and 
   transparency, democratic institutions, tolerance, civil society, gender 
   equality, national minorities, prison reform, trafficking in human beings, 
   freedom of movement, death penalty, freedom of religion or belief, 
   parliamentary reform, democratic elections and media freedom.

2. Timeline of Events:

The activities of the Network will consist of the following parts:

 - The activities of the CAYN will start at a one week research seminar in 
   Kyrgyzstan in February 2005. During this seminar, the CAYN will be
presented 
   in detail to the participants and they will also have time to discuss the 
   topic for their research. The Network will provide a list of topics along 
   the OSCE dimensions. Thematic introducers to each dimension will give 
   presentations during the seminar. (21-25 February 2005)
 - Once back home after the research seminar, the working groups within each 
   theme will, on-line, prepare a research paper between 5.000 and 7.000 words 
   long in which they will analyse a current topic within their thematic
field. 
   During this process, a supervisor will be involved in the discussions. The 
   time for this phase is estimated to 6 months (March - October 2005).
 - In November, a conference will be organised to discuss the papers and 
   other topics of interest within the thematic group. During the conference, 
   keynote speakers within each dimension will be invited to address the 
   participants. The participants will also be given the opportunity to
present 
   the findings of their work. This will be followed by educational activities 
   related to the presented papers. Special attention will be given to 
   advocacy, training, presentation and organisational skills to improve the 
   students' possibility to influence their situation. (1-3 November 2005).
 - After the conference, the best papers will be published 
   (November-December 2005).
 - Parallel to the above mentioned activities, discussion groups will be 
   organised on-line. A moderator will supervise a discussion on current 
   affairs within the three dimensions. (March-December, 2005).

The participants will be replaced at the end of 2005 to provide access for 
more students to participate.

3. Participant Requirements:

Up to 20 participants from each participating country (Kazakhstan, 
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) will be selected based 
on the following criteria:

 - Analytical skills and critical thinking is a must!
 - Strong awareness of and interest in Central Asian and international affairs.
 - Willingness and ability to conduct academic research on the topic related 
   to one of the three OSCE dimensions.
 - Availability to participate in all CAYN activities (refer to the above 
   Timeline of Events).
 - University students in their 3rd year or later.
 - Excellent written and spoken knowledge of English.
 - Good knowledge of computers and of internet.
 - The participant must have access to, or be able to obtain internet access 
   for the full period of the project.

4. Application Procedure:

 - All interested students should fill in and submit in English the 
   application form which includes personal details, essay and research 
   proposal (see attached application form).
 - The deadline for submission is 10 January 2005.
 - Selected participants will be invited to interview that will take place 
   17-21 January 2005.

ALL applications must be submitted by email to Komila Rakhimova at 
Komila.Rakhimova(a)osce.org by 09.00 am Tashkent time (GMT +05:00)10 January 
2005. Selected applicants will be invited for interviews that take place 
17-21 January 2005.

Please note that due to the volume of applications only successful 
candidates will be informed.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Central European University 2005 Summer Program, Feb. 14 Deadline

Posted by: Kornelia Vargha <Varghak(a)ceu.hu>
Posted: 18 Nov 2004


Central European University

Summer University
Hungary 2005
A Program for University Teachers, Advanced Ph.D. Students, Researchers and 
Professionals in the Social Sciences and Humanities
July 4-29, 2005

The Summer University was established in 1996 primarily as a vehicle for 
helping young faculty, researchers and professionals in the countries of 
Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union by promoting academic 
cooperation and curriculum development in the social sciences and humanities.

In 2003 the program changed its original mission in an effort to become an 
internationally known and respected venue for cutting-edge research in a 
broad array of disciplines. It is aiming to involve a high-level 
international faculty (including CEU faculty), and excellent advanced 
doctoral students, junior or post-doctoral researchers, teachers and 
professionals as participants. While application from all over the world is 
encouraged, continued priority is given to applicants from Central and 
Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and countries experiencing emerging 
democracies worldwide. Applicants from these countries, when admitted on 
merit, will be eligible for scholarship, while those from developed 
countries will usually be expected to pay fees.

Course offerings cater for the various needs of academic and professional 
development across a wide spectrum of disciplines. These include 
anthropology, art history, environmental sciences, comparative religion, 
political science, public policy, international relations, legal studies, 
etc. The program encourages topics in newly emerging fields and 
transdisciplinary approaches. SUN courses are designed to assist in the 
developing and refining of participants' research and policy agenda, as well 
as in integrating the teaching of this agenda with innovative research.

The program is unique in its diversity of faculty and student body as well 
as its academic offerings. It brings together groups of interested 
individuals to study together intensively for two or three weeks in Budapest 
coming from an enormously varied geographical, cultural and academic 
background. Participants have been accepted into the program from 87 
different countries ranging from East and Central Europe and the former 
Soviet Union to countries of Asia, Africa, North America and South America. 
The courses are taught by a team of teachers who also represent a wide range 
of countries in an effort to match the diversity of the student body. 
Professors have come from approximately 48 different countries from the 
region as well as mostly from Western Europe and America. This exciting 
multi-cultural composition of the courses provides a stimulating environment 
for engaging participants and faculty in an inspiring and enriching dialogue 
during the summer school.

Eligibility and Funding

Applications are invited from all countries worldwide on a scholarship or a 
fee-paying basis.

General Eligibility Criteria

?Minimum requirement for application is a university degree. Undergraduates 
without a university degree will not be considered. The program encourages 
applications from advanced Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, junior 
faculty, researchers and professionals. Before submitting your application 
please check at http://www.ceu.hu/sun/index.html whether the course of your 
choice has any additional course-specific application requirements or 
deadlines.

The language of instruction is English; thus all applicants have to 
demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English to be able to 
participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops. (In some 
instances you may be contacted for a telephone interview.)

?Individuals are not eligible to apply to a SUN course if they attended a 
CRC (Curriculum Resource Center) session 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 already participated in two CEU 
faculty initiative activities (i.e., CRC, SUN) within a four-year period. 
Preference will be given to new applicants over former participants in 
Summer University courses.

Currently enrolled CEU MA students are not eligible. Ph.D. students may 
audit the course with the course director's permission.

Program Costs

The program costs are the following:

One-week course
Two-week course
Tuition fee
EUR 250
EUR 500
Accommodation
EUR 17 per night for a double room, including breakfast (Scholarships cover 
only the cost of rooms with double occupancy.)
EUR 102
EUR 221

EUR 28 per night for a single room, including breakfast
EUR 168
EUR 364
Room prices are subject to change

Applicants from developed countries

Participants from developed countries can be admitted on a fee-paying basis, 
i.e. they are expected to cover their participation costs, which include 
tuition, travel, accommodation, insurance and living expenses. However, 
there are a limited number of tuition waivers available, which may be 
applied for on a competitive basis. If you wish to apply for a tuition 
waiver, please attach a cover letter to your application specifying your 
reasons.

Financial Aid

Participants from Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and 
Mongolia, as well as those coming from emerging democracies worldwide can 
apply for financial aid. See the various financial aid packages below.

Tuition waiver: The tuition fee is provided. Recipients have to cover their 
own insurance, travel, accommodation, and living expenses. Hungarian 
participants with residence in Budapest should choose this category.

Partial SUN Scholarship: Includes tuition fee and accommodation. The 
recipients of the scholarship have to cover their travel and living expenses.

Full SUN Scholarship: Includes tuition fee, accommodation and a full or 
partial travel grant. The recipients of the scholarship have to cover their 
living expenses.

The Full SUN Scholarships may include a full or partial travel grant which 
can be applied for on a competitive basis and will be available in a limited 
number. The maximum travel grant awarded is EUR 1,160; visa costs and short 
domestic trips are not reimbursed. The citizens of the following countries 
are not eligible to apply for a travel grant: Bosnia and Herzegovina, 
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, 
Slovakia, Slovenia and the western part of Ukraine, i.e. they should choose the

Partial SUN Scholarship.

The scholarships do not include insurance or living expenses, participants 
have to cover these on their own. Living expenses including local 
transportation and meals are estimated to be EUR 170 for two weeks.

As the number of fully funded scholarships available is limited, funding 
offered by institutions or individuals is welcome so that we can invite more 
well qualified applicants. When preparing your application, please consider 
if you or your institution can contribute to the program expenses. Faculty 
and Ph.D. students are advised to approach their home departments for travel 
grants; researchers may have research grants available which can cover their 
participation; professionals may turn to their employers to fund their 
training in SUN. While selection of applicants will be based on the academic 
merit of the applications, those willing to bear the participation costs 
fully or partially will be preferred in case of equally strong applications. 
See more information on the various forms of financial aid at:
http://www.ceu.hu/sun .

Non-discrimination policy statement

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.

CEU Summer University Courses 2005
Tentative Course List

Cognitive Neuroscience
Cultural Learning, Imitation, and Articraft Understanding: A Comparative 
Perspective, July 4-15, 2005
Course director: Gyorgy Gergely, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 
Developmental Research Institute for Psychological Research, Budapest

Comparative Religion
Bookish Traditions: Authority and the Book in Scripturalist Religions, July 
4-15, 2005
This course is generously supported by a grant from INTAS for participants 
from NIS countries.
Course directors: Aziz Al-Azmeh, Central European University, Budapest, 
Nadia al-Bagdadi, Central European University, Budapest

History, Medieval Studies
Conflict and the Law in Medieval Europe July 18-29, 2005
Course directors: Warren C. Brown, California Institute of Technology, Piotr 
Gorecki, University of California, Riverside

International Relations
Ethnopolitics in Eurasia and the Middle East, July 4-15, 2005
This course is generously supported by a grant from INTAS for participants 
from NIS countries.
Course director: Erin Jenne, Central European University, Budapest

Globalization, Governance and International Relations Theory, July 11-22, 2005
with distance learning module before and after
Course director: Roger A. Coate, University of South Carolina/United Nations 
University, USA

Nationalism Studies
History and Nationalism in Central Asia, July 4-15, 2005
This course is generously supported by a grant from INTAS for participants 
from NIS countries.
Course director: Ablet Kamalov, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 
Institute of Oriental Studies under the Kazakh Academy of Sciences, Almaty

Political Science, Public Policy and Administration
X. European Summer School in Local Government Studies
Leadership and Local Democracy: Does Leadership Make a Difference? July 
4-15, 2005
In co-operation with the EUROLOC Network and co-funded by the European 
Consortium for Political Research and the Local Government and Public 
Service Reform Initiative of the Open Society Institute, Budapest
Course director: Pawel Swianiewicz, Warsaw University
Please note that the application deadline for this course is April 8, 2005. 
Further course-specific application requirements are available at 
http://www.ceu.hu/sun/index.html

Sociology and Anthropology
Transnational Flows, Structures, Agents and the Idea of Development, July 
4-15, 2005
Course directors: Judit Bodnar, Central European University, Budapest, 
Department of History/Sociology, Ayse Caglar, Central European University, 
Budapest, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Shalini Randeria, 
University of Zurich, Department of Anthropology

Training Courses
Legal Studies, July 4-15, 2005
Mediation and Other Methods to Foster Democratic Dialogue - Introductory Track
A Chance to Reform, a Chance to Heal: Exploring the Potential of Restorative 
Justice - Advanced Track
In co-operation with Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York and Hamline 
University School of Law, Minnesota
This course is generously supported by a grant from INTAS for participants 
from NIS countries. 
Course directors: Lela P. Love, Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution at 
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law/Yeshiva University, James R. Coben, 
Hamline University School of Law

Public Policy and Development
Civil Society Organizations: Promoting Pro-Poor Policy and Social Inclusion, 
July 11-15, 2005
In co-operation with the Overseas Development Institute (UK) and the Center 
for Policy Studies at CEU, Budapest with sponsorship of the European 
Commission FP6 "Structuring the European Research Area"
Course directors: Diane Stone, Center for Policy Studies, Central European 
University, Budapest, John Young, Overseas Development Institute, London

Public Policy
Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and Local Financial Management, July 
4-15, 2005
Co-sponsored by the Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative of 
the Open Society Institute, Budapest and the Word Bank Institute, Washington
This course is generously supported by a grant from INTAS for participants 
from NIS countries. 
With distance learning module
Course directors: Adrian Ionescu, Local Government and Public Service Reform 
Initiative of the Open Society Institute, Budapest, Serdar Yilmaz, World 
Bank Institute, Washington, Jozsef Hegedüs, Metropolitan Research Institute, 
Budapest

Urban Studies
Strategic Approach to Urban Challenges, July 4-15, 2005
Co-sponsored by the Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative 
(LGI) of the Open Society Institute, Budapest
Course directors: Liviu Ianasi, "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and 
Planning, Bucharest, Katalin Pallai, Urban Specialist, Budapest

Public Administration
Strategic Corruption Control and Organizational Integrity
A course in strategic implementation
In co-operation with The Tiri Network, London and the Center for Policy 
Studies, Central European University, Budapest
July 4-15, 2005
Course director: Fredrik Galtung, The Tiri Network, London

Applications must be received by the CEU Summer University Office no later 
than February 14, 2005.

Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered on a 
case-by-case basis.

For additional information please contact:
Central European University Summer University Office
Postal address: H-1051 Budapest, Nador u.9. Hungary
Visitors' address: 1051 Budapest, Zrinyi u. 14. 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
On-line application:  https://online.ceu.hu/osun

PROGRAM INFORMATION- 2005 Summer Institute of Caucasus Languages & Cultures, Tbilisi

Posted by: Manana Sanadze <msanadze(a)gtu.ge>
Posted: 26 Oct 2004


2005 Summer Institute of Caucasus Languages and Cultures

The School of Social Sciences at the Georgian Technical University is proud 
to host its 2005 Summer Institute of Caucasus Languages and Cultures 
program, which will be held from June 15 - August 12, 2005. The summer 
program includes an intensive eight-week language program combined with 
additional culture and regional lectures along with excursions and other 
cultural events in Georgia. Lectures outside of the language programs will 
include various topics ranging from Caucasus literature, history, security, 
and other geopolitical themes.

For researchers and participants interested in various research resources 
and events outside of the language program our staff can help with contacts 
and coordination of various research themes with other academic and 
governmental institutions in the Caucasus.

Languages courses offered:

North Caucasus:

Vaynakh languages:

Chechen, Ingush
Ossetian

South Caucasus:

Abkhaz
Azeri
Armenian
Georgian

Other Regional Languages:

Russian
Turkish

It is recommended to enroll in only one of our intensive language course, 
but for those who wish to maximize their time in the Caucasus and study 
another language we can coordinate other lessons that will not conflict with 
the participant's primary language group time. Apart from our standard 
program we can also arrange additional language training for interested 
participants for other regional languages not in our program for the summer 
of 2005, such as: Avar, Circassian (Adyghe and Kabardian), Megrelian, Svan, 
Laz, Greek, Arabic, and Persian.

The standard program will cost $2900 which will cover tuition, housing, and 
our culture and excursion program outside of the intensive language course. 
For those unable to attend the full eight-week program we can also custom 
design a short program that would fit your language needs, while still 
participating in the cultural program, which would also mean an adjustment 
of program fees.

Deadline for registration and deposit is April 15.

Registration after April 15 is allowed, however, a $150 late registration 
fee will be added to the tuition. For some of the less taught language 
courses, we encourage all those planning on enrolling to register early to 
ensure that language group sections will not be cancelled because of lack of 
interests.

Some of the language courses may require the prerequisite of a working 
knowledge of Russian.

For further registration information please contact:

Summer Institute of Caucasus Languages and Cultures
The School of Social Sciences at the Georgian Technical University
77 Kostava Str., Building VI, Floor IV. B
Tbilisi, 0173
Georgia

E-mail: galasania(a)gtu.ge
Tel: +995 32 331465

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Training Program on Human Rts., Raoul Wallenberg Institute

Posted by: Mikael Ohlsson <mikael.ohlsson(a)rwi.lu.se>
Posted: 29 Sep 2004


Raoul Wallenberg Institute Training Program on Human Rights

Web: http://www.rwi.lu.se/news/tempact/osshumr05.shtml

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law will 
organize a two-part training program on human rights

-- in Lund, Sweden (February 21 - March 18, 2005) and
-- in Belgrade (September 19 - 23, 2005).

The program is financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation 
Agency and is open to individuals from:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, 
Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, 
Russia, Serbia and Montenegro (including Kosovo), Tajikistan, Ukraine, and 
Uzbekistan.

Application deadline: November 1, 2004

Location: Select CEE/NIS Countries Training in Sweden and Belgrade

Deadline: Nov 1, 2004

Website: http://www.rwi.lu.se/news/tempact/osshumr05.shtml

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Dept.of Political Science, Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Almaty

Posted by: Alex Danilovich <alexd(a)kimep.kz>
Posted: 25 Jun 2004


Study Central Asian Politics in Central Asia!

The Department of Political Science at the Kazakhstan Institute of
Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP) invites graduate and
undergraduate students in Political Science or International Relations with
interest in Central Asia to enroll for region-specific courses whose credits
will be readily accepted by your home universities:

1) PS 4539: Government and Politics in Central Asia (Offered in Fall 2004)

2) IR 2522: Foreign Policy of Kazakhstan (Offered in Fall 2004)

3) PS/IR 4528: U.S.-Kazakhstan Relations

4) PS3526: Political Parties and Electoral Politics in Kazakhstan

5) IR/PS4421.1: Selected Topics in IR/PS: Caspian Petro-politics (Offered in
   Fall 2004)

6) PS3545: Oil Politics and Policies

7) PS 4542: The Politics of Ethnicity and Religion in Central Asia and the
   Caucasus (Offered in Fall 2004)

These courses along with a more general program in Political Science
constitute a new major, Central Asian Politics, that the Department will
offer starting this coming fall (2004).

KIMEP will provide you with a familiar academic environment in terms of
course design, high standards of academic ethics and the language of
instruction. These courses have been developed by US, Canadian, European and
Central Asian faculty members who hold doctorates from North American
universities and have an unrivaled knowledge of the region. We are confident
that the credit earned at KIMEP will be gladly accepted by your home
universities.

The cost of a three-credit-hour course at KIMEP is $403 per semester, while
room and board are $270 per month. The KIMEP Campus is situated in the
center of Almaty in a large park with a majestic view of the Tian Shan
Mountains.

For more complete information, please visit our website www.kimep.kz/ps or
contact Suliko, Executive Assistant to the Dean, College of Social Science,
at: suliko(a)kimep.kz or Saule, Executive Assistant to the Chair of the
Political Science Department, at sunshine(a)kimep.kz

PROGRAM INFORMATION- KIMEP Center for Research and Development, Almaty

Posted by: Marzhan Berniyazova <marzhan(a)kimep.kz>
Posted: 1 Jun 2004


KIMEP
The Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research

The Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research
(KIMEP) was established in 1992 year by the resolution of the President of
the Republic of Kazakhstan. KIMEP is a non-profit institution of higher
education. Its mission is to develop well-educated citizens and to improve
the quality of life in the country and the region through the provision of a
teaching, learning, research and community service, which foster excellence
in scholarship, innovation and social responsibility.

The KIMEP is the first Western-style University in the Commonwealth of
Independent States (former Soviet Republics) with an enrolment of
approximately 2,500 equivalent full time students. Based on North American
credit system, graduate and undergraduate degrees of KIMEP are comparable
with international norms and standards in a wide variety of disciplines in
Arts, Social Sciences and Business Administration. The faculty of KIMEP
contains the highest concentration of foreign and Kazakhstani professors
with academic degrees from Western countries.

KIMEP strongly believes that any leading educational institute or university
must engage in significant and credible research activities. These
activities must go hand in hand with teaching and learning process of the
institution. The University's goal in research is to stimulate faculty
research and consultancy with an emphasis on application of knowledge in
collaboration with government, industry, commerce, the professionals and
other community groups.

In order to reach this goal KIMEP has established in 1998 the Center for
Research and Development (KCRD) as a think tank with the aim of stimulating
research within the faculty and student body. The Center is an
interdisciplinary unit and concerns itself with promotion of the basic and
applied research in the social sciences, economics, business, public policy,
strategic, and political issues. The focus is on post-soviet developments in
Central Asia and Kazakhstan in particular.

The mission of the Center is to promote research as a way to enrich teaching
and service at the Institute and to enhance the social and economic
environment of the region. The Center carries out its mission by pursuing
the following goals:

 - assisting KIMEP faculty in securing sponsorships for research and
scholarly activities
 - conducting survey studies on economic, social, and development issues
 - publishing a scholarly periodical, the Central Asian Journal, monographs,
research papers and reports
 - organizing and conducting conferences, seminars and workshops
 - conducting collaborative research projects with local and international
research centers, and
 - sharing information appropriately with the general public and with
targeted internal and external interest groups about KIMEP's research
accomplishments and needs.

In 2003 KIMEP has developed a research policy, which provides a
comprehensive framework of sustained research development and quality
assurance that retains centralized oversight of the Center while encouraging
research development at academic department level. Academic research is
defined by this university as experimental, theoretical or otherwise
original work, which leads to the advancement of knowledge or to the
creation/ development of new improved artifacts, devices, materials,
products, processes or services.

The research and academic structure of the University consists of academic
departments under three different colleges such as Bang College of Business,
College of Social Sciences and College of Continuing Education. Each College
is headed by a Dean. Research activities are coordinated, controlled and
managed primarily at departmental level under the centralized oversight of
the Dean of Research. The Center for Research and Development acts as the
nerve center for coordinating these activities and disseminating information
for entire KIMEP. Furthermore the Center assists in creating and managing a
vibrant research atmosphere among the faculty.

Currently there are more than 60 research groups at KIMEP undertaking
different research projects. The area of research covers a wide range of
fields, from economic transition, civil service reorganization, finance and
banking sector reform to interethnic relations. The high standard of KIMEP
research performance is manifested through numerous projects conducted for
national and foreign governments, non-governmental agencies, and research
organizations. In its six-year life span the KIMEP Center for Research and
Development has successfully conducted a number of research projects such as:

 - USAID funded research on Social and Economic Situations in Tajikistan
 - LGI (Open Society Institute, Budapest, Hungary) funded research on Local
   Government and Fiscal Decentralization in Kazakhstan
 - OECD (Paris) funded research on Corporate Governance in Kazakhstan
 - INTRAC (UK) funded research on Civil Society in Kazakhstan
 - Canadian Embassy funded research on Construction Market Studies in
   Kazakhstan and Business Guide for Tajikistan
 - National Bureau of Research (NBR, Washington) funded research on Oil and
   Gas Production in Kazakhstan
 - Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOA, Stockholm) funded research on Islam
   in Central Asia
 - Procter & Gamble funded research on Foreign Direct Investments in
   Uzbekistan, Gas and Oil Production in Kazakhstan
 - Local Content Study in the Oil and Gas Sector of the Republic of
   Kazakhstan funded by Chevron Munai Gas.

The Center has conducted many symposia, conferences, workshops devoted to
various aspects of today's political and economic situation in Kazakhstan
and the region. High-ranking representatives of the central and local
government, different international organizations, other Kazakh
universities, foreign and local companies have taken part in the Center's
events.

The Center regularly issues publications, including:

 - The Central Asian Journal of Management, Economics and Social Research
   (CENMES), an annual professionally refereed academic journal. Authors from
   around the world regularly contribute to the journal. The editorial Board
   consists of members from KIMEP, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania
   and University of London
 - The Central Asian Journal, Special Student issue as an output of the
   Regional Student Conferences
 - The Center's regular "LINK" Bulletin (published twice a year), which
   disseminates the information on KIMEP research achievements and current
   research and funding opportunities
 - The regular KIMEP Research Bulletin that highlights faculty research
   activities at KIMEP. The first issue of the Bulletin was published in
   November 2003 and it has listed more than 60 research projects currently
   undertaken by KIMEP Faculty members
 - Publications of research projects conducted by the Center
 - Proceedings of Conferences, Seminars, Round Tables and other prominent
   events held by the Center

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Dari Classes, New York City, June 14-August 9, 2004

Posted by: Rameen Moshref <RameenM(a)aol.com>
Posted: 26 May 2004


Afghan Communicator is delighted to offer its fifth semester of Dari class
in Manhattan, New York City starting Monday June 14, 2004 and ending on
Monday August 9, 2004. This is an evening class. Time will be set closer to
the start of the class.

The classes will be taught by a fifteen-year veteran teacher of the Habibia
College in Kabul.  The beginner and intermediate classes are for 8 weeks
long, 2 hour per session. At the end of the semester, successful students
will receive a certificate of completion. Classes are open to Afghans and
non-Afghans. The minimum age limit is 18.

The cost of the book and course materials are $150, to be paid in full by
check, money order or cash in the first session. There is no other fee aside
from the $150. The maximum capacity is 10 students per class. Classes are
held on Mondays at Hunter College, 68 St & Lex Ave.

Beginner Class

Prerequisite: No knowledge of Dari is required. In order to acquire a
certificate from this class, a student must meet the following criteria:

 - Learn the alphabet.
 - Construct simple words out of the alphabet.
 - Construct simple phrases or sentences.
 - Attend 80% of the classes (10 classes total)
 - Pass a final exam with a score of at least 65 out of 100.

Intermediate Class

Prerequisite: Must already know the alphabet, and be able to construct
simple sentences, speak & read.

In order to acquire a certificate from this class, a student must meet the
following criteria:

 - Should be able to properly spell simple words.

 - Should be able to compose short essays.
 - Must attend 80% of the classes (10 classes total).
 - Must pass a final exam with a score of 65 out of 100.

Class Policy

 - Present in class on time.
 - Fully participating in class activities.
 - Having proper conduct in class.
 - Coming to the class prepared, with proper materials.

Tutoring

Next to the classes, we offer tutoring for those who need more help with
their studies, or wish to learn spoken Dari. This is a faster and more
personal way of learning the language.

 - 1 session $50  (50 minutes / session)
 - 5 sessions $225
 - 10 sessions $400

Anyone wishing to hire a tutor, please contact Afghan Communicator at
718-445-6438 or contact(a)afghancommunicator.com

All fees must be paid in advance, by check, money order or cash.

Mission:  Afghan Communicator is a community based, grass-root organization
dedicated to education, advocacy and youth leadership. AC's main focus is
the Afghan community and the Muslim communities in New York. We also serve
the larger community in New York and the broader Afghan community.

Afghan Communicator
Serving the Afghan Community

41-36 College Point Blvd, Suite 2A
Flushing, NY 11355

Tel: 718-445-6438
Fax: 718-762-5575 Fax

E-mail: contact(a)afghancommunicator.com
Web: www.AfghanCommunicator.com

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Master Programme in Political Science, OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Posted by: OSCE Academy in Bishkek <master04(a)elcat.kg>
Posted: 17 May 2004


Call for Applications for the Master in Political Science (Central Asia)
(2004/2005) at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek invites applications for its Master of Political
Science (Central Asia), subject to availability of funding. The course is
an 44-weeks course that will start on 6 September 2004.

The OSCE, a number of OSCE participating States as well as academic partner
institutions in Central Asia and abroad encourage the activities of the OSCE
Academy in Bishkek, particularly the conduction of the hereby-announced
Master Programme.

Objective:

The Summer Course is designed for junior experts who have already
successfully obtained an academic degree or higher educational degree. The
objective of the course is to provide students with special introductions
into OSCE concepts of building comprehensive security throughout Europe,
particularly in Central Asia. It aims to prepare junior experts on the
Central Asian region, who will become familiar with contemporary approaches
and instruments of comprehensive security-building. The course gives
introduction into security-relevant regulations of international law applied
to Central Asian specifics. It gives an overview of international, regional
and national organisations that are active in the field of security-building
in Central Asia. During the course, students will get acquainted with
schemes of and particular efforts in peace-building and development
co-operation on national grounds and in a cross-border context throughout
Central Asia. Their regional representatives introduce relevant national and
international organisations. The course is also meant to serve as meeting
point for junior professionals who wish to make personal contacts with
international colleagues who deal with Central Asian affairs. It is the

particular interest of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and its lecturers from
the five Central Asian countries, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia
and Switzerland to qualify the Summer Course s participants for professional
and civic engagements in national and international organisations.

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following admission criteria:

 - Successful completion of an academic degree after at least 5 years of
   higher education (MA, MSc, Diploma) with an above-average grade point
   from a Central Asian or foreign institution of higher education or with an
   above-average reference of professional work in security-related
   professional areas;
 - Adequate command of Russian and English;
 - Citizenship of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,
   Uzbekistan or other OSCE participating States or Partners for Co-operation.

The course of study is open to individuals who are nationals from outside
the OSCE area who meet the admission criteria a) and b).

Content and Duration of the Programme

The duration of the programme is two semesters starting at the beginning of
September.

It has a modular curriculum consisting of an introductory module and eight
modules. The modules are sub-divided into clusters of lectures, courses and
workshops.

The first semester consists of a two-week orientation course and eight
modules (each of two weeks). The second semester is subdivided into (a) a
one-month traineeship, (b) the Midterm Colloquium, (c) the research phase
comprising preparation and completion of a Masters Thesis and (d) the Final
Colloquium/State Examination.


Application process

Applicants should submit the following documents:

 - A cover page (attached, also downloadable);
 - A cover letter (not to exceed 700 words) explaining the applicant s
   motivation for participating in the course and explaining further
   professional intentions;
 - A curriculum vitae in tabular form including brief descriptions of (a)
   main subjects of university and other relevant study courses as well as
   subject of masters or diploma thesis, (b) professional engagements and
   involvements in civic, non-governmental and other relevant activities, (c)
   relevant academic work including publications, (c) relevant internships as
   well as duration and purpose of stays abroad;
 - A certified copy of the diploma indicating the highest level of secondary
   education entitling the applicant to enter higher education;
 - A certified copy university diplomas up to the highest level of
   university education and, where applicable, reference to relevant
   professional work;
 - Certified copies of university end-of-year exams for applicants who will
   receive their final degree only in Summer 2004;
 - A proper substantiation of language skills required for the course;
 - Letters of recommendation from two individuals who can assess the
   applicant s preparation for the course. (Please be sure to note the
complete
   name, title and contact information for each referee.)
 - Generally, documents are to be submitted either in English or Russian,

   while the cover letter and the curriculum vitae must be presented in both
   English and Russian.

Application documents have to be sent by registered post (recorded delivery)
to:

OSCE Academy in Bishkek
1 A, Botanicheskiy pereulok
720044, Bishkek
KYRGYZSTAN

Notes:

Please, always indicate your e-mail address. Application documents might be

submitted also by e-mail to: master04(a)elcat.kg

Please always indicate Master Programme 2004 Application in the subject line.
Documents attached to e-mails must be of a total size of not more than 700
Kbytes.

Deadline for applications is: 13.06.2004

Applicants who submitted complete applications before the deadline can
expect to receive notification from the OSCE Academy in Bishkek within four
weeks. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

The review of applications and corresponding selections will be made by an
international admission committee headed by the Director of the OSCE Academy
in Bishkek for Central Asia. On 10 July, application finalists will be
notified in writing. Successful applicants will be expected to arrive in
Bishkek two, three days before 6 September 2004.

Financing

Participation in the Master Programme requires no admission fees or other
financing. The OSCE Academy in Bishkek covers travel expenses to and from
Bishkek, health insurance and has a limited number of grants to support
living expenses and housing for students who can prove their need for it.
The OSCE Academy in Bishkek provides access to library facilities and
reading materials required for the seminar. In this context, the OSCE
Academy in Bishkek would like to encourage applicants to seek financial
support from their home institutions, from students exchange offices or
other sources. Meanwhile, the selection of participants is not influenced by
financial considerations and strictly based on admission criteria and the
submitted documents.

Further Information

Further details such as content and outline of the course are reflected in
the Information on the Regulations for the Master Programme Political
Science (Central Asia) of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek at www.osce-academy.net.

For further information and application materials, please also contact the
OSCE Academy in Bishkek by phone: +996 (312) 54-23-15, fax: +996 (312)
54-23-13 or email under master04(a)elcat.kg.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Turkish Language & Culture Summer Program, Fatih University, Istanbul

Posted by: Turkish Program <turkishprogram(a)fatih.edu.tr>
Posted: 13 Apr 2004


[EDITOR'S NOTE: Central-Eurasia-L does not support the claim that Turkish is
spoken by large numbers of people in Central Asia.  A knowledge of Turkish
language is, meanwhile, useful background for those wishing to learn related
Central Asia languages.]

Turkish Language & Culture Summer Program
14 June 2004 - 30 July 2004

 - Learn a language spoken by 200 Million people in Central Asia, the Middle
   East and Europe at one of the best universities in Turkey!

 - Explore one of the greatest cities in the world and a unique culture!

 - Enjoy cultural trips to various sites in and around Istanbul!

 - Visit the historic sites of the country.

Tuition, Accommodation and Three Meals/Day Only $1,500!

For more information visit www.turkishinistanbul.com or send an email to
turkishprogram(a)fatih.edu.tr

Organized by the Center of Turkish Studies at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison & Fatih University, Istanbul

Thank you. Tesekkur ederiz.

Fatih University and Center of Turkish Studies (a)UW-Madison

Fatih Turkish Program
Turkce Programi
Turk Dili ve Edebiyati Bölümü
Fatih Üniversitesi
Büyükçekmece/ISTANBUL TURKIYE
Web: http://www.turkishinistanbul.com
Email: turkishprogram(a)fatih.edu.tr

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Intensive First Level Persian, Georgetown University, Summer 2004

Posted by: Maryam Iman <maryami55(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 16 Mar 2004


Georgetown is offering one undergraduate Persian language course during the
first session in the summer.

For more information contact: "Terrence M. Potter <tmp28(a)georgetown.edu>
or visit: http://summerschool.georgetown.edu/courses.html#MAAS

Intensive First Level Persian
PERS-011-10

M-F 8:30-10:00 a.m., 10:15-11:45 a.m.

June 7 - July 9

Intensive First Level Persian
June 7-July 9 (6 credits)

Instructor: Mohammad Tabaar

This course is designed to build communicative skills as well as proficiency
in reading, writing and listening. First level Persian is intensive and will
include the language material normally covered in two consecutive semesters
of undergraduate study at the entry level. It is open to undergraduate and
graduate students, and to persons who are not academically affiliated but
need knowledge of Persian for professional or other valid reasons. This
course is offered for undergraduate credit only. This course is not open to
native speakers of Persian or its varieties.

Prerequisite: None.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Mongolian Summer School, Ulaanbaatar, July 1 - Aug. 1, 2004

Posted by: Henry G. Schwarz <schwarz(a)cc.wwu.edu>
Posted: 15 Mar 2004


The next Summer School for Young Mongolists will be held in Ulaanbaatar from
July 1 to August 1, 2004.

Application deadline: June 15, 2004

For additional information and application forms which are due June 15,
contact the Embassy of Mongolia at:

2833 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Tel: 202-333-7117
Fax: 202-298-9227
E-mail: esyam(a)mongolianembassy.us

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Intensive Elementary Western Armenian, U.C. Berkeley, Summer 2004

Posted by: Stephan H. Astourian <astour(a)socrates.berkeley.edu>
Posted: 13 Mar 2004


Intensive Elementary Western Armenian at U.C. Berkeley

An eight-week intensive summer course in Western Armenian will be offered at
U.C. Berkeley from June 21 to August 13, 2004.

A number of full and partial fellowships is available for qualified
applicants.  They are made possible by a grant from the Social Science
Research Council.

Deadline for financial aid: April 12, 2004.

Deadline for registration: June 18, 2004.

For detailed information regarding this course, please visit:

http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~iseees/courses.html#summer

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Univ. of Michigan Armenian Summer Language Institute, Yerevan

Posted by: Julie G. Septrion <septrion(a)umich.edu>
Posted: 8 Mar 2004


Armenian Language Institute in Yerevan, Armenia

Summer 2004

The University of Michigan Armenian Studies Program is pleased to announce
this year s Summer Language Institute to be held in Yerevan, Armenia, from
June 24 through August 23, 2004.  The program, founded in 1987, is open to
all undergraduate, graduate and professional school students attending any
North American or European universities or colleges, who wish to learn
Classical Armenian or Modern Eastern, or Modern Western Armenian.  Lectures
on Armenian culture and history, as well as various excursions and cultural
events supplement the courses.  North American undergraduate students may
take the course for credit (8 credit hours).  U. S. graduate students may
enroll for a non-credit certificate for Eastern or Western Armenian, or may
take Classical Armenian for credit (6 credit 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
who are 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, Director of the Armenian Studies Program
at the University of Michigan.

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

Julie G. Septrion, Program Coordinator
Armenian Language Summer Institute
International Institute
1080 South University, Suite 2660
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

E-mail: septrion(a)umich.edu
Telephone : 734-651-4304
Fax: 734-763-9154

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Intensive Armenian Summer Program, Arizona State University

Posted by: A. Gevorgyan <armenianasu(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 5 Mar 2004


The Russian and East European Studies Center at Arizona State University
through the Critical Languages Institute is offering intensive summer
language instruction in ARMENIAN at ELEMENTARY and INTERMEDIATE levels (8
credit hours). The tuition for the course is waived and scholarships are
offered to enable more students to study this less commonly taught language.
The only charge for enrolling in the course is the one-time registration fee.

The course is open to all undergraduate, graduate and non-degree students.
Advanced high school students are also eligible to apply. The instruction is
very intensive - the equivalent of a full year's academic work will be
completed in nine weeks. Classroom instruction is complemented by cultural
activities.

TIME AND PLACE: June 1 to July 30, 2004 at Arizona State University, Main
Campus, Tempe, Arizona. Applications are due by April 30, 2004.

Practicum: Students may register for an optional two-credit, three-week
practicum (August 2-20) in Yerevan, Armenia.

For more information, please contact:
E-mail: cli(a)asu.edu
Telephone: 480 965 7706
Web-site: http://www.asu.edu/cli

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Intensive Armenian Language Program, University of Venice

Posted by: Padus-Araxes Summer Program <daniela(a)padus-araxes.com>
Posted: 21 Feb 2004


University of Venice (Italy)
Padus-Araxes Summer Program for Intensive Instruction in Armenian Language
and Culture
August 2004

Our annual intensive summer course in Armenian Language and Culture will
take place from August 2nd to the 20th this year.  In existence for almost
twenty years now, our course attracts students from the four corners of the
globe, of all different levels and with a variety of interests.

We offer several course levels, and accommodate all types of students, from
the absolute novice to the advanced student of literature. Classes last four
to five hours each day, and are held five days a week.  Classroom
instruction is complemented by cultural activities, including musical
instruction by the renowned Kotchnak ensemble based out of Paris.

In the past, we have arranged for our groups to attend concerts in the
Byzantine Church located on the island of Torcello; organized tours to the
island of the Armenian monastery of San Lazzaro (Surb Ghazar) just off of
Venice; encouraged students to see operas at the outdoor amphiteatre at

Verona (a relatively short train ride away); held group dinners in the
garden complemented by plays and talent shows; and encouraged students to
attend the traditional Mass of the Assumption of Mary (the 'Blessing of the
Grapes') at the monastery of San Lazzaro -- really, something to be
experienced!

Our program offers excellent instruction in Armenian language by scholars
from Armenia, Syria, Turkey, Greece and France.  We also offer courses on
Armenian History, conducted by historians from Italy, Armenia and the United
States.

Our multi-faceted program will surely provide you with a wonderfully rich
cultural and intellectual experience.  We pride ourselves on the fact that
so many of our students return again and again, such that they might meet up

with old friends, make new ones, and drink more from the infinite wells of

knowledge offered by the city of Venice, herself.

Accommodations are very comfortable and we house our students (of all ages)
in dormitories of the University of Venice.  We have been using l'Abazia
dormitory for over four years now and students have marveled at its
loveliness.  The garden offers a wonderful space for communicating, eating
and drinking and, of course, dancing and singing!

The kitchen of l'Abazia is clean and provides enough space for us all to
cook and enjoy cooking together!  The dormitory also has several washing
machines and space to dry clothes, as well.  l'Abazia is located centrally,
with a market just around the corner, loads of restaurants and bars within
three minutes walking distance and only a short vaporetto ride away from the
building in which our classes are held at the university.

Meals are not included in the prices we quote.  Markets are available all
over Venice and provide a cheap and enjoyable option.  Students tend to have
their coffee and croissant at home or in a cafe en route to school, and then
usually will eat lunch in the university cafeteria which offers a simple but
balanced meal for under 6 Euros.  Dinner can be cooked at the dorm or, of
course, eaten either in the same cafeteria or in one of Venice's wonderful
restaurants.

The tuition for 2004 is 630 Euros or its equivalent in other currency. Of
this amount Euros should be sent as a REGISTRATION FEE upon acceptance by
March 31st. After this date the amount of the registration fee increases to
500 Euros.  The total amount is to be settled upon arrival, in one of the
main Western currencies.  This is a BASIC CONDITION FOR ACCESS TO THE
LODGEMENT.  Money, once paid, WILL NOT BE REFUNDED for any reason.  A 10%
DISCOUNT is offered to those who have already attended the course twice as
well as to one of their close relatives (parents, brothers, husband/wife).

Residenza Abazia.  The costs for living in the dormitory from July 31st to
August 22nd is: 800 Euros for a single room, 600 Euros for a double room.
Any per diem calculation is not permitted within this time period.

Our application is available online at www.padus-araxes.com.

For INFORMATION, fax +39.041.2414448 or send an email to
<daniela(a)padus-araxes.com. For urgent information you can CALL at
+39.041.2414448 on Monday and Thursday morning from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm., or
at +39.347.4562981 at 8-10 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (ITALIAN
TIME).

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Intensive Advanced Uzbek/Translation, U. of Washington, Summer 2004

Posted by: Jonathan T. Capes <capes(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 19 Feb 2004


University of Washington
Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization

Uzbek Language and Culture Program
Intensive Advanced Uzbek

Summer 2004 June 21-August 20

In addition to the language instruction in Intensive Advanced Uzbek, the
program will also offer a Translation Workshop. Under the guidance of Dr.
Muhammad-Ali Akhmedov, distinguished Writer of Uzbekistan, and Professor
Ilse D. Cirtautas, University of Washington, students will work on
translations of Uzbek literature and historical texts. Selected translations
will be read to an invited audience of faculty, students and members of the
Seattle-Tashkent Sister City Association. The most outstanding translation
will be awarded with the Nicholas Poppe Prize for the Best Translation of
Oral or Written Central Asian Turkic Literature.  A wide selection of Uzbek
films and documentaries will be available for viewing. The Program will also
include lectures (in Uzbek) by visiting scholars from Uzbekistan.

Fellowships Are 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 98115
tel.: (206) 543-9963
e-mail: icirt(a)u.washington.edu

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center Summer Research Lab

Posted by: Lynda Park <lypark(a)uiuc.edu>
Posted: 3 Feb 2004


The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the Slavic and East
European Library at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, are
pleased to announce its 2004 Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern
Europe, and Eurasia, June 14 - August 6.  The Summer Lab provides free
housing grants to qualified graduate students/faculty, government officials,
university librarians, and independent scholars. The Summer Lab is an ideal
program for doctoral students conducting pre-dissertation/dissertation
research. Below is a select list of programs.  Please check the website for
the full list of programs, eligibility, and the new application information
(which differs from previous years):
http://www.reec.uiuc.edu/srl/srl.html

For more information contact the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center
at the University of Illinois at reec(a)uiuc.edu, 217.333.1244.

Lynda Y. Park
Assistant Director
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
104 International Studies Building, MC-487
910 South Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-6022, 333-1244
Fax (217) 333-1582
lypark(a)uiuc.edu
http://www.reec.uiuc.edu

COURSE OFFERING- Music & Society in Central Asia, Univ. of London, Spring 2004

Posted by: Razia Sultanova <razia(a)sultanovar.freeserve.co.uk>
Posted: 2 Feb 2004


Please find below the description of a course on music and society in
Central Asia offered during the Spring semester in the Dept. of Music,
Goldsmiths College, University of London.


For the first time, a new ethnomusicological course "Music and Society in
Central Asia" is being launched  by Dr Razia Sultanova, commencing on the
24th February and taking place every Tuesday. The course will introduce the
past and present social meaning of music of one of the oldest cradles of
human civilisation -the Central Asia.  Focusing on six former Soviet
republics: Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Turkmenistan,
and the Caucasian Muslim republic of Azerbaijan, the course  will cover
historical developments beginning from the 19th century, when each royal
court (Bukhara, Samarkand, Khiva, Ferghana, Baku) displayed its own
traditional culture, contrasting to the rural culture of nomads.  The course
then proceeds to the 20th century with the description of the Soviet time
influences when mass culture was on display and all traditional arts
suffered under the restrictive regime. It was not until the end of the 20th
century when these countries, having gained independence, have brought new
changes in the arts field, facing challenges in recreating their authentic
cultures.

Using her personal collection of video (more than 100 hours) and audio (more
than 200 hours) recordings Dr Razia Sultanova  will provide students with
broad base of knowledge and historical overview of the Central Asian music
ranging from different topics such as "Islam and music in Central Asia",
"Gender and music" and "Children and music" to "Instrument making: an
Insight into cultural study on Central Asia" etc.

For more information please e-mail:

J.Baily(a)gold.ac.uk
R.Sultanova(a)gold.ac.uk
Razia(a)Sultanovar.freeserve.co.uk

PROGRAM INFORMATION- School of Technology & Management Invites Central Asian Applicants

Posted by: Nigyar Moussabekova <nigyar.moussabekova(a)stmlondon.co.uk>
Posted: 26 Jan 2004


Applications from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan
are invited for the following British degree programmes conducted at the
School of Technology and Management (London). STM (London) campus is
centrally located in London Bridge surrounded by all the major attractions
in London.

Bachelor degree programmes are conducted in collaboration with the
University of Sunderland (UK) and the Masters degree programmes are
conducted in collaboration with the University of East London (UK).

Programmes commence three times a year (November/ April/ August). Next
course commencement date is 3rd April 2004.

MBA - Accounting & Finance, Marketing, E-Commerce, International Management,
HR, IT, Project Management & Consultancy

MSc in Internet Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Information
Technology

Course Fee: £3.950

2 years accelerated BA (Hons) in Business Studies (or) BSc (Hons) in
Business Information Technology programmes available for a total cost of £6.950

Fees Mentioned Above Are Payable In Installments

NE Year Intensive English Programme Available For Students Studying The
Above Programmes For An Additional Total Fee Of £1000
Degree Foundation Programmes For Students Without A-Levels Available

For more information and to apply please contact:

Nigyar Moussabekova
STM Admissions Coordinator for Caucasus and Central Asia
12 Bul-Bul ave., (STI office)
Baku AZ1000
Azerbaijan
Phone: +994 12 98 99 08
Mob.: +994 55 33 37 33
Fax: +994 12 98 99 06
E-mail: nigyar.moussabekova(a)stmlondon.co.uk or nm(a)sti.az; www.stmlondon.co.uk

Attention For Students From Kazakhstan:

STM Admissions Coordinator  will be in Almaty first week of February.
Interested persons may arrange meeting with STM Admissions Coordinator by
previous appointment:

E-mail: nigyar.moussabekova(a)stmlondon.co.uk (or) nm(a)sti.az
Phone: +994 55 333 37 33
Fax: +994 12 98 99 06

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Deadline for CEU Summer University Program Extended

Posted by: Kornelia Vargha <Varghak(a)ceu.hu>
Posted: 23 Jan 2004


This is to inform you that the application deadline for CEU summer courses 
has been extended until February 9, 2004.

Fee-paying applications can be submitted continuously until May 17, 2004. 
Early application is encouraged as course places may fill up prior to that 
date.

Announcement of the 2004 Summer University courses at Central European 
University, Budapest, Hungary

Summer University
Hungary 2004

A Program for University Teachers, Advanced Ph.D. Students, Researchers and 
Professionals in the Social Sciences and Humanities
July 5-30, 2004

The Summer University was established in 1996 primarily as a vehicle for 
helping young faculty, researchers and professionals in the countries of 
Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union by promoting academic 
cooperation and curriculum development in the social sciences and humanities.

In 2003 the program has changed its original mission in an effort to become 
an internationally known and respected venue for cutting-edge research in a 
broad array of disciplines. It is aiming to involve a high-level 
international faculty (including CEU faculty), and excellent advanced 
doctoral students, junior or post-doctoral researchers, teachers and 
professionals as participants. While application from all over the world is 
encouraged, continued priority is given to applicants from Central and 
Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and countries experiencing emerging 
democracies worldwide. Applicants from these countries, when admitted on 
merit, will be eligible for scholarship, while those from developed 
countries will usually be expected to pay fees. 
Eligibility

Applications are invited from all countries on a scholarship or a fee paying 
basis.

Minimum requirement for application is a university degree. Undergraduates 
without a university degree will not be considered. The program encourages 
applications from advanced Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, junior 
faculty, researchers and professionals.

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

Cognitive Neuroscience
Understanding Actions and Minds: Integrating recent advances from Philosophy 
of Mind, Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology of Language and Communication, 
Developmental and Comparative Psychology, and Artificial Intelligence
July 5-16, 2004
Course Director: György Gergely, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Developmental 
Research Institute for Psychological Research, Budapest

History and Cultural Studies
Cosmologies of History: The Symbolic Organization of Time
In cooperation with the University of California at Santa Cruz, 
Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Essen, and Pasts, Inc. Center for 
Historical Studies at CEU
July 5-16, 2004
Course Directors: Sorin Antohi, Central European University, Budapest
Tyrus Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz

History, Philosophy and Religion

Changing Intellectual Landscapes in Late Antiquity
July 19-30, 2004
Course directors: Peter Brown, Princeton University
István Perczel, Central European University, Budapest

Legal Studies
Global Perspectives on Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) In co-operation 
with Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York and Hamline University 
School of Law, Minnesota
July 5-23, 2004
Course Directors: Lela Love, Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution at 
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law/Yeshiva University
Csilla Lehoczky Kollonay, Central European University, Budapest

Legal Studies
Global Public Service Lawyering: Theory and Practice
In cooperation with the Global Public Service Law Project at New York 
University School of Law
July 12-30, 2004

Course Directors: Frank Upham, New York University School of Law
Holly Maguigan, New York University School of Law

Nationalism Studies
Rewriting History: Emerging Identities and Nationalism in Central Asia
July 19-30, 2004
Course Director: Ablet Kamalov, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 
Institute of Oriental Studies

Philosophy
Philosophy and Science in the Greco-Roman World
July 5-16, 2004
Course Directors: István Bárány, ELTE, Budapest
Gábor Betegh, Central European University, Budapest
István Bodnár, Central European University, Budapest

Political Economy and Public Policy
Globalisation and Public Policy * GAPP
July 19-30, 2004
Course Director: Diane Stone, Center for Policy Studies, Central European 
University, Budapest

Religious Studies and History
Jews and Muslims in the Middle Ages
July 12-23, 2004
Course Director: Mark R. Cohen, Department of Near Eastern Studies, 
Princeton University

Religious Studies, Social Sciences, History, Middle Eastern Studies and 
Asian Studies
Reconsidering Islamic Reformism * Comparative and Historical Perspectives
July 5-16, 2004
Course Directors: Aziz Al-Azmeh, Central European University, Budapest
Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Central European University, Budapest

Romany Studies
A Critical Basis for 21st Century Romany Studies
Co-sponsored by the PHARE Project, Hungary
July 5-23, 2004
Course Directors: Michael Stewart, University College London, Department of 
Anthropology
János Ladányi, Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public 
Administration, Department of Sociology

Sociology and Anthropology
Transnational Flows, Structures, Agents and the Idea of Development
July 5-16, 2004
Course Directors: Judit Bodnár, Central European University, Dept. of 
History/Sociology, Budapest
Ayse Çaglar, Central European University, Dept. of Sociology and 
Anthropology, Budapest
Shalini Randeria, University of Zurich, Dept. of Anthropology

Training Courses On Policy Issues

Energy Policy
Energy Regulatory Practices
Co-sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development
July 26-30, 2004
Course Director: Péter Kaderják, Hungarian Energy Office

Public Policy
Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and Local Financial Management
Co-sponsored by the Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative of 
the Open Society Institute, Budapest and the Word Bank Institute, Washington
July 12-23, 2004
Distance learning segment: May 10-July 11
Course Directors: Adrian Ionescu, Local Government and Public Service Reform 
Initiative of the Open Society Institute, Budapest
József Hegedüs, Metropolitan Research Institute, Budapest
Serdar Yilmaz, World Bank Institute, Washington

Urban Studies
Urban and City Development Strategies in a Globalized World
Co-sponsored by the Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative of 
the Open Society Institute, Budapest
July 5-16, 2004
Course Directors: Liviu Ianasi, "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and 
Planning, Bucharest
Katalin Pallai, Urban Specialist, Budapest
Irakli Rekhviashvili, Open Society Institute, Budapest

See more information on the courses (detailed descriptions, reading lists, 
application form etc.) and on the various forms of financial aid at 
http://www.ceu.hu/sun/index.html.

Applications can be submitted online at:  https://online.ceu.hu/osun

Applications must be received by the CEU Summer University Office no later
than February 9, 2004. Fee-paying applications can be submitted continuously
until May 17, 2004.

Summer University Office
1051 Budapest, Zrinyi u.14, Hungary
http://www.ceu.hu/sun/index.html
e-mail: summeru(a)ceu.hu
tel: 36 1 327 3811
fax: 36 1 327 3124

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Tatar Course, Summer 2004, Arizona State University

Posted by: Critical Languages Institute <cli(a)asu.edu>
Posted: 22 Jan 2004


Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute 
(<http://www.asu.edu/clihttp://www.asu.edu/cli) offers annual summer 
language courses for less-commonly taught languages, follow-up three-week 
immersion practicums at our affiliated institutions in the target countries, 
and a semester or annual study abroad program at our partner universities.

This summer we will offer introductory and intermediate Bosnia 
{c/n}/Croatian/Serbian and Armenian as well as introductory Albanian, 
Macedonian, Polish, and Tatar at the Arizona State University main campus 
(Tempe, AZ), from June 1 to July 31, 2004, with summer practicums in August 
and study abroad opportunities in the academic year 2004/5.

In the summer of 2005, we plan to add Uzbek to the CLI language offerings 
CLI eight-credit-hour intensive courses come with a generous tuition waiver 
which generates more than a thousand dollars in savings for each enrolling 
CLI student. CLI students pay only a modest $300 application fee.  Both the 
length and content of our courses enable FLAS, Fulbright, and other 
fellowships support funds to be used by graduate students pursuing summer 
language training in the CLI. A limited number of fellowships are available 
for Armenian and Tatar. We have simplified the CLI application procedures. 
Just go to 
<http://www.asu.edu/clas/reesc/cli/onreg.htmhttp://www.asu.edu/clas
/reesc/cli/onreg.htm and register.

As a regular feature of its summer session, the CLI also features topical 
workshops and one-on-one tutorials for those preparing grant proposals for 
study and research abroad.  For dozens of CLI graduates, these tutorials 
have yielded remarkable success in NSEP, Fulbright, Marshall, and other 
fellowship competitions. Other CLI graduates have now joined the U.S. 
Foreign Service or have taken international positions with major corporations.

The following features make CLI summer programming competitive with the finest
national centers offering intensive summer language institutes:

a. Sound methodological background
b. Utilization of the state-of-the art instructional technology
c. Highly qualified language personnel
d. Rich cultural content
e. Rigorous and comprehensive oversight and quality control
f. Strong ties with institutions in target countries

We have been using the Interagency Linguistic Roundtable scale with our 
introductory courses bringing CLI participants to level 1+ in reading with 
other skills remaining between 1 and 1+ and our intermediate courses 
reaching level 2 in reading with other skills remaining between 1+ and 2.

CLI faculty are drawn from highly qualified linguists with years of teaching 
experience and a strong record of publications in the field (see 
<http://www.public.asu.edu/~dsipkahttp://www.public.asu.edu/~dsipk a as an 
example). Short information about our instructors and their syllabi are 
available at:
<http://www.asu.edu/clas/reesc/cli/ltrain.htmhttp://www.asu.edu/clas
/reesc/cli/ltrain.htm.

In addition to the cultural content (complementing traditional grammar, 
vocabulary, communicative skills, and linguistic norms) of CLI courses, CLI 
summer sessions include the annual lecture series, movie showings, and 
social events rich in cultural content. Take a look at some pictures of our 
classes and social events (visiting ethnic restaurants) at: 
<http://www.public.asu.edu/~dsipka/sylpct.htmhttp://www.public.asu.edu

/~dsipka/sylpct.htm.

Finally, we have established partnerships with key institutions in target 
countries securing the most favorable summer practicum and study abroad 
arrangements for our students.

If you have any further questions about our courses, please do not hesitate 
to contact us at cli(a)asu.edu or by phone at 480-965-7706.

Sincerely,

Danko Sipka
Research Associate Professor and Acting Director
Critical Languages Institute
(<http://www.asu.edu/clihttp://www.asu.edu/cli)
Arizona State University
E-mail: Danko.Sipka(a)asu.edu
Web: <http://www.public.asu.edu/~dsipkahttp://www.public.asu.edu/~dsipka>
Phone: 480-965-7706
Fax: 480-965-0310

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Beginner and Intermediate Dari Classes, Jan 26-April 26, NY City

Posted by: Rameen Moshref <rameenm(a)aol.com>
Posted: 22 Jan 2004


Afghan Communicator is delighted to offer its fourth semester of beginner 
Dari class in Manhattan, New York City starting January 26, 2004 and ending 
on April 26, 2004.

Beginner Dari class will be taught by a fifteen-year veteran teacher of the 
Habibia College in Kabul. The beginner class is for 12 weeks (2 hour 
sessions). Intermediate is intensive and for 5 sessions of 3 hours each. At 
the end of the semester, successful students will receive a certificate of 
completion. Classes are open to Afghans and non-Afghans. The minimum age 
limit is 18.

The cost of the book and course materials are $150, to be paid in full by 
check, money order or cash in the first session. There is no other fee aside 
from the $150. The maximum capacity is 10 students per class. Classes are 
held on Mondays at Hunter College.

Beginner Class

Prerequisite: No knowledge of Dari is required. In order to acquire a 
certificate from this class, a student must meet the following criteria:
 - Learn the alphabet. 
 - Construct simple words out of the alphabet. 
 - Construct simple phrases or sentences. 
 - Attend 80% of the classes (10 classes total) 
 - Pass a final exam with a score of at least 65 out of 100.

Intermediate Class

Prerequisite: Must already know the alphabet, and be able to construct 
simple sentences, speak & read.

In order to acquire a certificate from this class, a student must meet the 
following criteria:
 - Should be able to properly spell simple words. 
 - Should be able to compose short essays. 
 - Must attend 80% of the classes (10 classes total). 
 - Must pass a final exam with a score of 65 out of 100. 

Class Policy
 - Present in class on time. 
 - Fully participating in class activities. 
 - Having proper conduct in class. 
 - Coming to the class prepared, with proper materials. 

Tutoring

Next to the classes, we offer tutoring for those who need more help with 
their studies, or wish to learn spoken Dari. This is a faster and more 
personal way of learning the language.
 - 1 session $40  (50 minutes / session) - 5 sessions $175 - 10 sessions $300

Anyone wishing to hire a tutor, please contact Afghan Communicator at 
718-445-6438 or Madiha(a)afghancommunicator.com.

All fees must be paid in advance, by check, money order or cash.

Mission:  Afghan Communicator is a community based, grass-root organization 
dedicated to education, advocacy and youth leadership. AC's main focus is 
the Afghan community and the Muslim communities in New York. We also serve 
the larger community in New York and the broader Afghan community.

Afghan Communicator
Serving the Afghan Community

41-36 College Point Blvd, Suite 2A
Flushing, NY 11355

718-445-6438 Tel
718-762-5575 Fax
www.AfghanCommunicator.com

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Indiana U. Advanced Language Courses in Central Asia, Summer 2004

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic NRC <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 15 Jan 2004


Advanced Intensive Summer Language Programs in Central Asia

8 week intensive advanced language courses and cultural activities in 
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

Location: Samarkand, Uzbekistan and Almaty, Kazakhstan

Course dates: June 19 - August 13, 2004

Estimated program cost: $1500 for Almaty and $1250 for Samarkand covers 
tuition and materials, accommodation with an Uzbek/Kazakh family, trips and 
cultural activities (does not include travel to course site)

Participants receive six Indiana University academic credits

Limited fellowship aid is available through Indiana University

Students are encouraged to apply for FLAS fellowship at home institutions or 
seek funding through Boren Graduate Fellowships (www.aed.org/nsep).

For more information, please contact:
Ed Lazzerini at elazzeri(a)indiana.edu

Applications can be obtained from the Indiana University's Office of Overseas
Study: http://www.indiana.edu/~overseas/

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Central Asian Summer Language Courses, Indiana University

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic NRC <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 15 Jan 2004


Indiana University's Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and Central 
Asian Languages (SWSEEL) announces:

Introductory and Intermediate Azeri, Uzbek, Turkmen, Uyghur, and Kazakh

Introductory Tajik and Pashto
Introductory Mongolian (pending funding)

Course Dates:
June 18 - August 13, 2004

Fellowships available to US citizens and permanent residents.  Fellowship 
applications are due April 1, 2004

For applications and more information, contact:

Chantel Larson-Kowalski

Telephone: (812) 855-2608
Fax: (812) 855-2107

US Mail:
SWSEEL
Ballantine Hall
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405

E-mail: swseel(a)indiana.edu
Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel.shtml

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Turkish Language Program, Fatih Univ., Istanbul, June/July 2004

Posted by: Gokhan Bacik <gbacik(a)fatih.edu.tr>
Posted: 11 Dec 2003


Fatih University
2004 Turkish Language & Culture
Summer Program
14 June - 30 July 2004

Program

Fatih University Turkish program offers courses at 3 levels: beginning,
intermediate and advanced Turkish. In addition to these three, a course in
Ottoman Turkish will be offered for those with this interest. Classes will
be limited to 15 students at most. Each of the courses will be based on
appropriate written and audio/visual materials. Classes will be held: from
14 June 2004 - 30 July 2004 on weekdays. In some afternoons, cultural trips
to well-known sites in Istanbul will be scheduled.

Credits

The students who successfully complete the particular courses will be given
a certificate showing that they have taken a 9-credit course.

Campus Facilities

Summer course students will be able to use the available campus facilities. 
For example, there is an field, volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts,
pool tables, and the Fitness Center offering exercise equipment, Martial
arts, body building, step exercises, and gymnastic sports. Detailed
information about all campus facilities can be found at the Fatih University
website.

Accommodations

University dormitories will be available for summer students. Rooms in the
dormitories are for two and three people: http://yurtlar.fatih.edu.tr/

Food

Various campus restaurants will be open during the summer and ready to serve
the program students. Summer students will be able to obtain three meals a
day throughout the program from these restaurants.

Extracurricular Activities

Since summer students will be free in the afternoons, from time to time
guest speakers will be invited to campus. There will be seminars about
Turkish culture. Students will have a chance to view Turkish films and take
trips to downtown Istanbul. In case of enough demand, weekend trips to sites
near Istanbul will be arranged. Cultural trips to the the following sites
will be organized: Bosphorus tour and visits to the Ayasofya Mosque, the
Topkapi Museum, the Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque, the Süleymaniye Mosque, the
Fatih Mosque, the Yerebatan Cistern, the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Süleymaniye
Library, and the Çamlica and Pier Loti Hills.

One week of the summer courses has been set aside for a longer trip outside
of Istanbul to such places as Ankara or Edirne. Please note that students
will be charged extra to cover the costs of trips outside of Istanbul.

Conversation Partner Program

Students will have an opportunity to practice with the native speakers of
Turkish, who are college students attending Fatih University.

Transportation To Campus

City Bus the no. HTY18 (IETT Yenibosna--Fatih Univ. route)
Dolmus the Çakmakli dolmus (Yenibosna--Fatih Univ. route)
NOTE: Both provide all day service to and from campus

The address of Fatih University:
Fatih Üniversitesi Turkce Programi
Turk Dili ve Edebiyati Bölümü

Büyükçekmece/Istanbul
Türkiye

Contact Us:

E-mail: turkishprogram(a)fatih.edu.tr

Coordinator of the Program
Assistant Prof. Dr. Hüseyin ÖZCAN
E-mail: hozcan(a)fatih.edu.tr

Assistant to the Coordinator
Sezayi COSKUN
E-mail: scoskun(a)fatih.edu.tr
Tel. No: +90 212 889 0810, Ext. 2050
Registration & Social Activities
Coordinator Mehmet Polat
E-mail: mpolat(a)fatih.edu.tr
Tel. No +90 212 889 0810, Ext: 3063

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Dari Classes in New York City (Manhattan), January 2004

Posted by: Rameen Moshref <RameenM(a)aol.com>
Posted: 3 Dec 2003


Afghan Communicator is delighted to offer its fourth semester of Dari 
classes in Manhattan, New York City starting early January 2004.

The classes will be taught by a fifteen-year veteran teacher of the Habibia 
College in Kabul.  The beginner and intermediate classes are for 10 weeks (2 
hour sessions). At the end of the semester, successful students will receive 
a certificate of completion. Classes are open to Afghans and non-Afghans. 
The minimum age limit is 18.

The cost of the book and course materials are $150, to be paid in full by 
check, money order or cash in the first session. There is no other fee aside 
from the $150. The maximum capacity is 10 students per class. Classes are 
held on Mondays at Hunter College.

Beginner Class

Prerequisite: No knowledge of Dari is required. In order to acquire a 
certificate from this class, a student must meet the following criteria:
 - Learn the alphabet. 
 - Construct simple words out of the alphabet. 
 - Construct simple phrases or sentences. 
 - Attend 80% of the classes (10 classes total) 
 - Pass a final exam with a score of at least 65 out of 100.

Intermediate Class

Prerequisite: Must already know the alphabet, and be able to construct 
simple sentences, speak & read.

In order to acquire a certificate from this class, a student must meet the 
following criteria: 
- Should be able to properly spell simple words. 
- Should be able to compose short essays. 
- Must attend 80% of the classes (10 classes total). 
- Must pass a final exam with a score of 65 out of 100.

Class Policy
 - Present in class on time. 
 - Fully participating in class activities. 
 - Having proper conduct in class. 
 - Coming to the class prepared, with proper materials.

Tutoring

Next to the classes, we offer tutoring for those who need more help with 
their studies, or wish to learn spoken Dari. This is a faster and more 
personal way of learning the language.
 - 1 session    $40  (50 minutes / session) - 5 sessions  $175 - 10 sessions $300

Anyone wishing to hire a tutor, please contact Afghan Communicator at 
718-445-6438 or Rameen(a)afghancommunicator.com

All fees must be paid in advance, by check, money order or cash.

Mission:  Afghan Communicator is a community based, grass-root organization 
dedicated to education, advocacy and youth leadership. AC's main focus is 
the Afghan community and the Muslim communities in New York. We also serve 
the larger community in New York and the broader Afghan community.

Afghan Communicator
Serving the Afghan Community
41-36 College Point Blvd, Suite 2A
Flushing, NY 11355

Tel: 718-445-6438
Fax: 718-762-5575

E-mail: rameen(a)afghancommunicator.com
Web: www.AfghanCommunicator.com

COURSE INFORMATION- Course on Islamic Reformism, CEU Summer University, Budapest

Posted by: Kornelia Vargha <varghak(a)ceu.hu>
Posted: 25 Nov 2003


Reconsidering Islamic Reformism - Comparative Perspectives

July 5-16, 2004

Course Directors:

Aziz Al-Azmeh, Central European University, Budapest
Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Central European University, Budapest

Resource Persons:

Amir Said Arjomand, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Mushirul Hasan, Jamia Millia Islamiya and Jawaharlal University, New Delhi
Jacques Waardenburg, Emeritus, University of Lausanne
Nasir Hamid Abu Zayd, Utrecht University and Cairo University

Abstract

Islamic Reformism is the name normally given to modernist trends in Islamic 
thought and practice. The purpose of the course is methodologically to 
invigorate and historically to enrich the study of Islamic Reformism. Not 
least in light of more recent developments in Muslim and non-Muslim 
countries, including the development of scholarship, it is felt necessary 
both to reconsider the origins of Islamic reformism proper, including its 
intra-regional and intra-national dimensions, and to rethink its general 
conceptual configuration. This will facilitate the suggestion of theoretical 
approaches that would open up the phenomenon for broader understanding in 
its religious dimensions, especially when compared with other religious 
reformist currents, and in regard to its historical and ideological 
relationship with secularisation and secular movements. Muslim reformism is 
not generically specific: it has important areas of comparison with 
reformist currents in other religions, and finds its bearings, like them, in 
a variety of social, political, cultural and historical settings out of 
which it arises. This comparative and analytical aspect is very important, 
and will form an integral part of the summer schools's orientation

The phenomenon Islamic Reformism appeared in the late nineteenth century, in 
India, Turkey, Iran, Indonesia and the Arab World (mainly Egypt, Greater 
Syria and Tunisia). It aimed, in the first place, at the reinterpretation of 
Muslim canonical texts and practices along lines that were seen to conform 
with the imperatives of modernity, most saliently the reinterpretation of 
the Koran and Hadith in historical and allegorical terms, and of legal and 
social practices associated with Islam in light of irresistible social, 
political and legal transformations. Though the reformist current was 
paramount, in Muslim societies, at least in Turkey and in the Arab World 
until recently, and was supported by modern states as the official form of 
the Muslim religion, it has in recent years become marginalised, not least 
in the representations of the mass media local as well as international, 
outflanked by radical forms of political Islamism. Under the influence of 
such movements, and out of wariness towards them, it has tended in many 
instances to deny its indebtedness to modernity, or at the very least adopt 
a highly apologetic stance. Present circumstances make it imperative that 
scholarly and public attention be once again turned to this current in 
modern Islam. This is the main rationale of the course.

Target audience and course design

The target audience envisaged is some 15-20 doctoral students specialising 
in this subject, future doctoral students intending to pursue research in 
this domain, and persons who have recently completed doctoral work in this 
particular field. It is intended that this group of persons pool together 
their methodological skills, their historical investigations, and their 
knowledge of the primary sources, with the help of the faculty. 
It is also envisaged that the course will be organised around workshops that 
discuss the work of the participants, work in progress or recently 
accomplished, discussion groups that deal with some fundamental primary 
texts and modern commentaries, and lectures by members of the faculty that 
take up the historical, analytical and comparative dimensions of the topic, 
to be followed by discussion. As the comparative dimension is at once 
social, historical, cultural and conceptual that encompasses not only Muslim 
societies but also other phenomena of religious reform (Protestantism, Hindu 
modernism, and Buddhist modernism), it is envisaged that material on these 
dimensions will be available for study and discussion, and will form part of 
the lectures delivered by faculty.

Course syllabus
Thematic Sessions/Working groups

Plenary sessions

1) Session: Defining Reformism
2) Session: Defining Modernity, Modernization, and Secularism
3) Session: Defining Tradition

Working groups, followed by plenary discussion:

4) Session: Decadence and Progress in Reformist Discourse
5) Session: Canon and History
6) Session: Religion, Social Reform and Political Power
7) Session: Traditionalization & The Formation of the Individual Subject
8) Session: Hierarchy and Obedience

Lectures:

A) Reception and consequences of the theme - opening lecture (Arjoman)
B) On the Distinction between Fundamentalism and Reformism (Al-Azmeh)
C) Secularism and Religious Responses in Europe and the Middle East 
(Waardenbourgh)
D) The Book and the Text (Abu Zaid)
E) Canon and Censorship (Al-Bagdadi)
F) Guest lecture: Max Weber and reformism from a sociological perspective 
(to be nominated)
G) Indian Islam: Reform and response to the secular state (Hasan)
H) (to be determined)

Course specific application requirement:

If available, applicants may like to send a copy of an article published in 
one of the major European languages or in Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Farsi or 
Turkish, if available.

For more detailed biographies, updated course description, syllabus, reading 
lists please check:
http://www.ceu.hu/sun/index.html

The CEU Summer University (SUN) offers a series of high-level, research 
based, intensive, two and three-week courses in the social sciences and 
humanities. It is aiming to involve a high-level international faculty 
(including CEU faculty), and excellent advanced doctoral students, junior or 
post-doctoral researchers, teachers and professionals as participants. The 
summer courses are designed to provide help to develop and refine 
participants' research and policy agenda as well as integrate their teaching 
with innovative research.

Applications should be received no later than January 15, 2004. Fee-paying 
applications can be submitted continuously until May 17.

For further information applicants can contact our SUN office 
(summeru(a)ceu.hu), write to our automatic e-mail account to receive an 
application form (sunreq(a)ceu.hu), or visit our WEB site 
(http://www.ceu.hu/sun/sunindx.html) where they can find the application 
form and the description of each course. Applicants are encouraged to apply 
online at https://online.ceu.hu/osun/osun/form.jsp and send the attachments 
via regular mail by the application deadline.

Eva Gedeon
Executive Director
SUN
Summer University Office
1051 Budapest, Zrínyi u. 14.
Hungary
Tel: (36-1) 327-3811
Fax: (36-1) 327-3124

Kornelia Vargha
CEU Summer University
Program Officer
Budapest, 1051
Zrinyi Street 14.
Hungary
Tel: (36-1) 327-3000/2902
Fax:  (36-1) 327-3124
Email: varghak(a)ceu.hu

Non-discrimination policy statement

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.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Newly Established Caspian Environmental Advocacy NGO

Posted by: Mo Lahsaiezadeh <MLahsaie(a)ci.oceanside.ca.us>
Posted: 25 Nov 2003


Caspian Environmental Advocacy
Supporting Public & Environmental Health initiatives to benefit the Caspian 
Sea Basin

It is our pleasure to announce the new international non-profit organization 
"Caspian Environment Advocacy (CEA)," based in Oceanside, California.

Since 1997, we have been reviewing the status of Caspian Sea environmental 
pollution and its impacts on public health.  We concluded there is an urgent 
need for an international NGO focusing on the protection of public and 
environment health of the Caspian Sea Basin.

Several founding members of CEA are expatriates of the Caspian Sea Basin who 
have resided in the USA over the past 25 years.   We are a group of trained 
scientists and executives who have worked in pollution control, ecology, and 
environmental improvements for the past 25 years.

With our expertise and familiarity of the Caspian Sea region, we can assist 
the citizens of the region concerning their health.  It is our concern, too, 
that the public and environment health of the region be protected for the 
benefit of future generations.  Our vision, mission and goals are as follows:

Vision:
Advocating protection of public and environment health of the Caspian Sea 
basin.

Mission:
Supporting public and environmental health initiatives to benefit the 
Caspian Sea basin.

Goals:
1) Identify and prioritize public and environmental health initiatives of 
concern to stakeholders of the Caspian Sea basin.

2) Create a forum to promote dialogue among Caspian Sea stakeholders and CEA 
at local and international levels.

3)Present a voice for the Caspian Sea basin concerns about public and 
environment health for the key stakeholders at local and international levels.

4)Provide technical, legal and management assistance to stakeholders of the 
Caspian Sea basin to minimize pollution and its impacts.

Our expertise consists of technical, legal and management (including 
preparing grant proposals) of various environmental issues.  We are not 
affiliated with any government or governmental organizations.

We are committed to assisting you in resolving environmental issues of 
concern to you.  Please let us know how we can help you.

Dr. M.A. Lahsaizadeh, Director - Technical Coordinator
Mr. John Reaves, Director - Legal Counsel
Dr. K. Khodayari, Executive Director

P.O. Box 5265
Oceanside, CA 92052-5265
USA
Fax: (760) 631-7476
Email: information(a)caspianea.org

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Central European University, Summer University 2004

Posted by: CEU Summer University <summeru(a)ceu.hu>
Posted: 13 Nov 2003


Announcement of the 2004 Summer University courses at Central European 
University, Budapest, Hungary

Summer University
Hungary 2004

A Program for University Teachers, Advanced Ph.D. Students, Researchers and 
Professionals in the Social Sciences and Humanities
July 5-30, 2004

The Summer University was established in 1996 primarily as a vehicle for 
helping young faculty, researchers and professionals in the countries of 
Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union by promoting academic 
cooperation and curriculum development in the social sciences and humanities.

In 2003 the program has changed its original mission in an effort to become 
an internationally known and respected venue for cutting-edge research in a 
broad array of disciplines. It is aiming to involve a high-level 
international faculty (including CEU faculty), and excellent advanced 
doctoral students, junior or post-doctoral researchers, teachers and 
professionals as participants. While application from all over the world is 
encouraged, continued priority is given to applicants from Central and 
Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and countries experiencing emerging 
democracies worldwide. Applicants from these countries, when admitted on 
merit, will be eligible for scholarship, while those from developed 
countries will usually be expected to pay fees. 
Eligibility

Applications are invited from all countries on a scholarship or a fee paying 
basis.

Minimum requirement for application is a university degree. Undergraduates 
without a university degree will not be considered. The program encourages 
applications from advanced Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, junior 
faculty, researchers and professionals.

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

Cognitive Neuroscience
Understanding Actions and Minds: Integrating recent advances from Philosophy 
of Mind, Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology of Language and Communication, 
Developmental and Comparative Psychology, and Artificial Intelligence
July 5-16, 2004
Course Director: György Gergely, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Developmental 
Research Institute for Psychological Research, Budapest

History and Cultural Studies
Cosmologies of History: The Symbolic Organization of Time
In cooperation with the University of California at Santa Cruz, 
Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Essen, and Pasts, Inc. Center for 
Historical Studies at CEU
July 5-16, 2004
Course Directors: Sorin Antohi, Central European University, Budapest
Tyrus Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz

History, Philosophy and Religion
Changing Intellectual Landscapes in Late Antiquity
July 19-30, 2004
Course directors: Peter Brown, Princeton University
István Perczel, Central European University, Budapest

Legal Studies
Global Perspectives on Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) In co-operation 
with Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York and Hamline University 
School of Law, Minnesota
July 5-23, 2004
Course Directors: Lela Love, Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution at 
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law/Yeshiva University
Csilla Lehoczky Kollonay, Central European University, Budapest

Legal Studies
Global Public Service Lawyering: Theory and Practice
In cooperation with the Global Public Service Law Project at New York 
University School of Law
July 12-30, 2004
Course Directors: Frank Upham, New York University School of Law
Holly Maguigan, New York University School of Law

Nationalism Studies
Rewriting History: Emerging Identities and Nationalism in Central Asia
July 19-30, 2004
Course Director: Ablet Kamalov, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 
Institute of Oriental Studies

Philosophy
Philosophy and Science in the Greco-Roman World
July 5-16, 2004
Course Directors: István Bárány, ELTE, Budapest
Gábor Betegh, Central European University, Budapest
István Bodnár, Central European University, Budapest

Political Economy and Public Policy
Globalisation and Public Policy * GAPP
July 19-30, 2004
Course Director: Diane Stone, Center for Policy Studies, Central European 
University, Budapest

Religious Studies and History
Jews and Muslims in the Middle Ages
July 12-23, 2004
Course Director: Mark R. Cohen, Department of Near Eastern Studies, 
Princeton University

Religious Studies, Social Sciences, History, Middle Eastern Studies and 
Asian Studies
Reconsidering Islamic Reformism * Comparative and Historical Perspectives
July 5-16, 2004
Course Directors: Aziz Al-Azmeh, Central European University, Budapest
Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Central European University, Budapest

Romany Studies
A Critical Basis for 21st Century Romany Studies
Co-sponsored by the PHARE Project, Hungary
July 5-23, 2004
Course Directors: Michael Stewart, University College London, Department of 
Anthropology
János Ladányi, Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public 
Administration, Department of Sociology

Sociology and Anthropology
Transnational Flows, Structures, Agents and the Idea of Development
July 5-16, 2004
Course Directors: Judit Bodnár, Central European University, Dept. of 
History/Sociology, Budapest
Ayse Çaglar, Central European University, Dept. of Sociology and 
Anthropology, Budapest
Shalini Randeria, University of Zurich, Dept. of Anthropology

Training Courses On Policy Issues

Energy Policy
Energy Regulatory Practices
Co-sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development
July 26-30, 2004
Course Director: Péter Kaderják, Hungarian Energy Office

Public Policy
Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and Local Financial Management
Co-sponsored by the Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative of 
the Open Society Institute, Budapest and the Word Bank Institute, Washington
July 12-23, 2004
Distance learning segment: May 10-July 11
Course Directors: Adrian Ionescu, Local Government and Public Service Reform 
Initiative of the Open Society Institute, Budapest
József Hegedüs, Metropolitan Research Institute, Budapest
Serdar Yilmaz, World Bank Institute, Washington

Urban Studies
Urban and City Development Strategies in a Globalized World
Co-sponsored by the Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative of 
the Open Society Institute, Budapest
July 5-16, 2004
Course Directors: Liviu Ianasi, "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and 
Planning, Bucharest
Katalin Pallai, Urban Specialist, Budapest
Irakli Rekhviashvili, Open Society Institute, Budapest

See more information on the courses (detailed descriptions, reading lists, 
application form etc.) and on the various forms of financial aid at 
http://www.ceu.hu/sun/index.html.

Applications can be submitted online at:  https://online.ceu.hu/osun

Applications must be received by the CEU Summer University Office no later 
than January 15, 2004. Fee-paying applications can be submitted continuously 
until May 17, 2004.

Summer University Office
1051 Budapest, Zrinyi u.14, Hungary
http://www.ceu.hu/sun/index.html
e-mail: summeru(a)ceu.hu
tel: 36 1 327 3811
fax: 36 1 327 3124

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Central European Summer University, July 2004, Budapest

Posted by: Ablet Kamalov <abletk(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 7 Nov 2003


Course "Rewriting History: Emerging Identities and Nationalism in Central 
Asia", Central European University Summer University, Hungary, July 19-30, 2004

The course will use interdisciplinary perspective to examine the phenomenon 
of Revising and Rewriting of the History in Central Asia. It will examine 
the roots of this phenomenon going back to the colonial time of 
print-capitalism, which fostered the emergence of "imagined communities" in 
Central Asia and look at the problem from a theoretical point of view 
placing it rightly within the theoretical concepts existing in Historical 
Anthropology, Post-Colonial Studies and Area Studies.

The course will focus among others on such problems as the complex interplay 
between Invention and Mythologization of the History and Ethno-Nationalism 
as well as emerging new State based Identities. It will introduce the 
multifaceted debate on the nature of invention of the History and reveal its 
correlation with state building, politics, and political regimes and show 
the role of History Writing in social and cultural life of societies during 
the transition period. The comparative analysis of the History Writing 
process in Central Asian states with those in other post-Communist societies 
(Caucasus, Mongolia) as well as Chinese Central Asia (Xinjiang) will enable 
to reveal general tendencies in the process of Rewriting of the History and 
describe it as a natural phenomenon for the contemporary post-colonial 
societies. The course will give participants the skills necessary to apply 
academic theories, concepts and methodology to their own researches and 
curricula.

(Detailed information on the course can be obtained on the CEU web site: 
http://www.ceu.hu/sun)

Course director: Ablet Kamalov, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Resource persons: Profs. Dru C. Gladney (USA), T. Atabaki (the 
Netherlands), H. B. Paksoy (USA), C. Mackerras (Australia), Anvar Galiev 
(Kazakhstan), Agnes Birtalan (Hungary)

The language of instruction is English.

Participants from Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and 
emerging democracies world-wide are eligible for scholarships. For detailed 
course descriptions, financial information, etc. please visit the CEU web site.

The application deadline is January 15 for scholarship participants. 
Fee-paying applications can be submitted continuously until May 17.

For further information, please contact the Soros Foundation offices or the 
SUN office in Budapest:

Mailing Address:

CEU Summer University Office,
Zrínyi u. 14.
1051 Budapest
Hungary

Tel: (36-1) 327-3811
Fax: (36-1) 327-3124

E-mail for inquiry and correspondence: summeru(a)ceu.hu

Automatic e-mail to request application forms: sunreq(a)ceu.hu

WWW address: http://www.ceu.hu/sun/sunindx.html

On-line registration: https://online.ceu.hu/osun/osun/form.jsp

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Post-Grad Summer Course, OSCE Academy, Bishkek

Posted by: Gerhard Schaumberger <schaumberger(a)navreme.net>
Posted: 7 Nov 2003


Call for Applications

For the Post-Graduate Summer Course 2004 on "Political Science (Central 
Asia)" at the "OSCE Academy in Bishkek"

The "OSCE Academy in Bishkek" invites applications for its Summer Course on 
a "Master of Political Science (Central Asia)". The course is an 18-weeks 
course that will start on 1 February 2004.

The OSCE, a number of OSCE participating States as well as academic partner 
institutions in Central Asia and Europe encourage the activities of the OSCE 
Academy in Bishkek, particularly the conduction of the hereby-announced 
Summer Course.  Objective

The Summer Course is designed for junior experts who have already 
successfully obtained an academic degree or higher educational degree. The 
objective of the course is to provide students with special introductions 
into OSCE concepts of building comprehensive security throughout Europe, 
particularly in Central Asia. It aims to prepare junior experts on the 
Central Asian region, who will become familiar with contemporary approaches 
and instruments of comprehensive security-building. The course gives 
introduction into security-relevant regulations of international law applied 
to Central Asian specifics. It gives an overview of international, regional 
and national organisations that are active in the field of security-building 

in Central Asia. During the course, students will get acquainted with 
schemes of and particular efforts in peace-building and development 
co-operation on national grounds and in a cross-border context throughout 
Central Asia. Their regional representatives introduce relevant national and 
international organisations. The course is also meant to serve as meeting 
point for junior professionals who wish to make personal contacts with 
international colleagues who deal with Central Asian affairs. It is the 
particular interest of the "OSCE Academy in Bishkek" and its lecturers from 
the five Central Asian countries, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia 
and Switzerland to qualify the Summer Course's participants for professional 
and civic engagements in national and international organisations.  
Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following admission criteria:
 * Successful completion of an academic degree (MA, MSc) with an above-average grade point from a Central Asian or foreign institution of  higher education or with an above-average reference of professional work in  security-related professional areas; * Adequate command of Russian and English; * Citizenship of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan or other  OSCE participating States.

The course of study is open to individuals who are nationals from outside 
the OSCE area who meet the admission criteria a) through c).

Certification

A "Certificate of Post-Graduate Qualification in Political Science (Central 
Asia)" issued by the "OSCE Academy in Bishkek" will attest the successful 
completion of the course. The certificate will be issued in Russian and 
English. The holder of the certificate may join the Master Program of the 
"OSCE Academy in Bishkek" in accordance with the established procedure. In 
this case, he/she will receive credit for the first semester.

Application process

Applicants should submit the following documents:
 * An application form (download on webpage or request);
 * A cover letter (not to exceed 700 words) explaining the applicant's  motivation for participating in the course and explaining further  professional intentions;
 * A curriculum vitae in tabular form including brief descriptions of:
(a) main subjects of university and other relevant study courses as well as  subject of masters or diploma thesis,
(b) professional engagements and involvements in civic, non-governmental and other relevant activities,
(c) relevant academic work including publications,
(c) relevant internships as well as duration and purpose of stays abroad;
 * A copy of the diploma indicating the highest level of secondary education  entitling the applicant to enter higher education; * A copy of the diploma indicating the highest level of university  education and, where applicable, reference to relevant professional work.
 * A proper substantiation of language skills required for the course;
 * Letters of recommendation from two individuals who can assess the  applicant's preparation for the course. (Please be sure to note the complete name, title and contact information for each referee.)

Generally, documents are to be submitted either in English or Russian, while 
the cover letter and the curriculum vitae must be presented in both English 
and Russian.

Application documents have to be sent by registered post (recorded delivery) 
to:

OSCE Academy in Bishkek
Prospekt Erkindik 36
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan

Notes:

Please, always indicate your e-mail address.
Application documents might be submitted also by e-mail to: ac_osce(a)elcat.kg

Please always indicate "Summer Course 2004 Application" in the subject line.

Documents attached to e-mails must be of a total size of not more than 700 
Kbytes.

Deadline for applications is 30 November 2003.

Applicants who submitted complete applications before the deadline can 
expect to receive notification from the "OSCE Academy in Bishkek" within 
four weeks. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

The review of applications and corresponding selections will be made by an 
international admission committee headed by the Co-ordinator of the "OSCE 
Academy in Bishkek" for Central Asia. On 15 December 2003, application 
finalists will be notified in writing.

Successful applicants will be expected to arrive in Bishkek two, three days 
before 1 February 2004.

Financing

Participation in the Summer Course requires no admission fees or other 
financing. The "OSCE Academy in Bishkek" covers travel expenses to and from 
Bishkek, health insurance and provides grants in the amount of 200,- Euro a 
month, additional reimbursement and support with housing, and access to 
library facilities and reading materials required for the seminar. Budget 
limitations do not allow for reimbursement of further expenses. In this 
context, the "OSCE Academy in Bishkek" would like to encourage applicants 
from outside Central Asia and the CIS to seek financial support from their 
home institutions, from students exchange offices or other sources.  
Meanwhile, the selection of participants is not influenced by financial 
considerations and strictly based on admission criteria and the submitted 
documents.

Further Information

Further details such as content and outline of the course are reflected in 
the Information on the Regulations for the Summer Course "Political Science 
(Central Asia) of the "OSCE Academy in Bishkek" at: 
http://www.osce-academy.net.kg/en/master_program/call_for_application

For further information and application materials, please also contact the 
"OSCE Academy in Bishkek" by phone or fax + 996 (312) 66-23-90.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Multilingual Education in Kyrgyzstan, CIMERA

Posted by: Beatrice Schulter <beatrice.schulter(a)cimera.org>
Posted: 30 Oct 2003


CIMERA is a private, non-profit organisation founded in 2000 that conducts 
research, provides advice and implements projects in the fields of media, 
governance and education. CIMERA works in Central Asia, the Caucasus and the 
Balkans where civil wars and ethnic conflicts have aggravated the 
difficulties inherent in social and economic change. In these regions CIMERA 
is engaged in long-term projects in the fields of media development, 
education, and research cooperation. However, our activities are not limited 
to the transfer of technical skills through training and education alone. We 
also work with opinion-makers and advocates of social change to develop 
alternative solutions to the current regional tensions. We organise debates 
and initiate collaborative research on the rapid and complex socio-political 
changes that societies in transition face. We promote participatory 
governance and political dialogue to prevent conflict and heighten awareness 
about the importance of active citizenship.

In Kyrgyzstan CIMERA has conducted a pilot project called "Multilingual 
Education in Kyrgyzstan", which introduces a new model of education in 
kindergartens and primary schools with two (Kyrgyz and Russian) or three 
(including Uzbek) languages of instruction. This model is designed to break 
up the traditional division of educational tracks along ethnic and 
linguistic lines. By co-educating children of all ethnic groups in the 
relevant languages of these groups, the Multilingual Education Project 
proposes a solution to the currently existing injustice in access to quality 
education and to the language problems in Kyrgyzstan. The Multilingual 
Education Model tackles the ethnic division of society at its roots, raises 
a multilingual generation with high interethnic skills and is thus an 
effective peace-building tool.

The project has been working since January 2000 and has tried and adapted 
multilingual education models, as they are know in countries such as 
Switzerland or Canada, to the needs and possibilities of Kyrgyzstan. We are 
currently working in ten kindergartens and nine primary schools throughout 
the country.  The project has conducted training for teachers and educators, 
which have raised their linguistic and intercultural awareness as well as 
improved their teaching methodology. The teachers in turn have conducted 
awareness-raising work with the parents of the children, who are attending 
multilingual classes. We are also working in close contact with the 
education administrative institutions, the Ministry of Education and the 
Kyrgyz Academy of Education under the Ministry of Education, with whom we 
are currently preparing a State program for Multilingual Education.  The 
improved linguistic and interethnic competencies of the children, as well as 
the fact, that children can both preserve and develop their first language 
and acquire a second or third one on a high level of competency, has lead to 
such a demand for multilingual classes in the regions, where our project 
schools are situated, that the classes and groups are currently overcrowded.

The main part of the project has been funded by the Swiss Agency for 
Development and Cooperation (SDC), with contributions also by the Friedrich 
Ebert Foundation, Yadigar and the OSCE High Commissioner on National 
Minorities.

For the new phase, starting in 2004, we would like to continue and scale up 
the project. For this purpose we are currently seeking project partners and 
funding.

We would appreciate any recommendations and ideas concerning this project.

Please contact us by e-mail beatrice.schulter(a)cimera.org or address:

CIMERA Bishkek
Erkindik 35/9
Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan
Tel: (00996 312) 66 98 76
Fax: (00996 312) 66 48 26

For further information also visit our web-site: www.cimera.org

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Dari Classes in New York City (Manhattan), October 2003

Posted by: Rameen Moshref <RameenM(a)aol.com>
Posted: 8 Oct 2003
 

Afghan Communicator is delighted to offer its fourth semester of Dari 
classes in Manhattan, New York City starting early October 2003.

The classes will be taught by a fifteen-year veteran teacher of the Habibia 
College in Kabul.  The beginner and intermediate classes are for 10 weeks (2 
hour sessions). At the end of the semester, successful students will receive 
a certificate of completion. Classes are open to Afghans and non-Afghans. 
The minimum age limit is 18.

The cost of the book and course materials are $150, to be paid in full by 
check, money order or cash in the first session. There is no other fee aside 
from the $150. The maximum capacity is 10 students per class. Classes are 
held on Mondays at Hunter College.

BEGINNER CLASS

Prerequisite: No knowledge of Dari is required. In order to acquire a 
certificate from this class, a student must meet the following criteria:
 * Learn the alphabet. 
 * Construct simple words out of the alphabet. 
 * Construct simple phrases or sentences. 
 * Attend 80% of the classes (10 classes total) 
 * Pass a final exam with a score of at least 65 out of 100.

INTERMEDIATE CLASS

Prerequisite: Must already know the alphabet, and be able to construct 
simple sentences, speak & read.

In order to acquire a certificate from this class, a student must meet the 
following criteria:
 * Should be able to properly spell simple words. 
 * Should be able to compose short essays. 
 * Must attend 80% of the classes (10 classes total). 
 * Must pass a final exam with a score of 65 out of 100.


CLASS POLICY
 * Present in class on time. 
 * Fully participating in class activities. 
 * Having proper conduct in class. 
 * Coming to the class prepared, with proper materials.


TUTORING

Next to the classes, we offer tutoring for those who need more help with 
their studies, or wish to learn spoken Dari. This is a faster and more 
personal way of learning the language.
 * 1 session  $40 (50 minutes / session) * 5 sessions  $175 * 10 sessions  $300

Anyone wishing to hire a tutor, please contact Afghan Communicator at 
718-445-6438 or Rameen(a)afghancommunicator.com

All fees must be paid in advance, by check, money order or cash.

Mission:  Afghan Communicator is a community based, grass-root organization 
dedicated to education, advocacy and youth leadership. AC's main focus is 
the Afghan community and the Muslim communities in New York. We also serve 
the larger community in New York and the broader Afghan community.

Afghan Communicator
Serving the Afghan Community

41-36 College Point Blvd, Suite 2A
Flushing, NY 11355

718-445-6438 Tel
718-762-5575 Fax

YoungAfghans(a)hotmail.com
www.AfghanCommunicator.com

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP), Central Asia

Posted by: Anastasiya Reshetova <reshetova.akhp(a)tajnet.com>
Posted: 30 Jul 2003


Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP)

Central Asia is going through profound cultural change. New foundations for 
identity are emerging as the region faces broader political and economic 
horizons. Central Asians are reaching into their past for inspiration, and 
seek assistance in drawing upon the rich traditions of their societies to 
foster tolerance, ethics, and civic virtues. Central Asian governments have 
also called for support in advancing teacher education and curriculum. In 
response, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture established the Aga Khan Humanities 
Project (AKHP) in 1997 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

AKHP initiates and supports:
 * Teacher training in primary and secondary schools 
 * Curriculum and pedagogical development in universities 
 * Community outreach projects 
 * Institutional development through long-term partnerships

AKHP in Schools: Promoting Pluralism in the Classroom

AKHP s work in schools aims to strengthen the quality of teaching and 
learning in the humanities at primary and secondary level in Tajikistan. 
AKHP trains teachers in student-centred teaching methods that foster 
creative thinking, problem solving, and cooperative learning in students. 
AKHP works closely with the school and district officials in the 
implementation of the project, and leads training for them to build their 
understanding of child-centred teaching and learning. Educational resource 
materials for teaching the humanities will be published.

AKHP in Universities: Pioneering Educational Innovation

AKHP has developed a broad and interdisciplinary humanities curriculum for 
Central Asian undergraduate students. Students explore the themes and 
questions of the three-year curriculum through rational debate, mediation, 
role-play, teamwork, and individual inquiry.

Students studying the AKHP course in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan 
are involved in a variety of outside activities such as student-led 
projects, internships and conferences. Such activities are a way to extend 
what students have learned in the classroom and apply AKHP principles to the 
development of their communities and societies.

AKHP is seeking to develop partnerships and to cooperate further with others 
working in the fields of education, liberal arts and culture, and who either 
have or wish to develop links in Central Asia. AKHP's future plans include 
the development of an alumni programme, strengthening Central Asia's 
cultural heritage, developing partnerships between AKHP students and 
teachers and their communities.

**Please note that AKHP is not a grant-giving organization**

To find out more about AKHP, please contact:

Emma Wolfson, Communications Officer, wolfson.akhp(a)tajnet.com
Anastasiya Reshetova, Communications Coordinator, reshetova.akhp(a)tajnet.com

Anastasiya Reshetova
Communications Coordinator
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Humanities Project for Central Asia
75 Tolstoy Street
Dushanbe 734000, Tajikistan
E-mail:  reshetova.akhp(a)tajnet.com
Office Tel:  (992-372) 24-58-23, 24-07-02
Fax:  (992-372) 51-01-28

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Central Asia Research at Centre for OSCE Research (CORE)

Posted by: Andrea Berg <andrea_berg(a)yahoo.de>
Posted: 1 Jul 2003


The Centre for OSCE Research (CORE)

The Centre for OSCE Research (CORE) at the Institute for Peace Research and 
Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) is the first institution 
specifically dedicated to research on the Organization for Security and 
Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). CORE was founded on 6 January 2000. Prof. Dr. 
Dr. Dieter S. Lutz headed the Centre until January 2003, Dr. Wolfgang 
Zellner is the Acting Head.

CORE works as a politically independent think tank combining basic research 
on central aspects of OSCE evolution with demand-oriented analysis of 
current problems and practical contributions to relevant issues. Addressing 
political actors as well as the academic and political public in Germany and 
abroad, CORE strives to enhance OSCE development with analysis and critique, 
thus permitting a deeper insight into the problems and perspectives of the 
Organization. In an effort to support OSCE goals to achieve effective 
conflict prevention and settlement and the construction of a European 
security order, CORE seeks to contribute to a realistic assessment of the 
capacities and limitations of the Organization. 

Central Asia Research at CORE

Reflecting the main focus of the OSCE on democratization and conflict 
regulation in (South-) Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, the 
transition processes in these three regions figure high on the CORE agenda. 
Since the end of 2002 CORE has intensified both its research and scientific 
co-operation activities in Central Asia and is currently active with three 
research projects (see www.core-hamburg.de) in all of the Central Asian 
states except Turkmenistan.

While the Tajikistan projects has a strong conflict preventive aspect, the 
main focus of our work is research oriented. The common denominator consists 
in analyzing the role of the OSCE as an external actor in a predominant 
state and nation building context with the current security and stability 
risks of ongoing transformation crisis, stagnation of political regimes in 
grey zones between autocracy and democratic defects, renaissance and 
politization of Islam, regional disintegration, lack of water resources, 
border problems, corruption, drug and human trafficking etc). 
The six CORE researchers dealing with Central Asia often undertake research 
trips to the region: together with around twenty local co-operation partners 
they try to coordinate their work and can thus well make use of synergy 
effects. Beyond that CORE is also participating in various conflict 
preventive activities concerning Central Asia (catalogue of crisis 
indicators and expert data base on Central Asia of the German Ministry of 
Economic Co-operation, Bertelsmann risk assessments) and cooperating with 
leading experts and research institutes in the field of Central Asia Research. 

Research on Central Asia 

(1) Creating a Peace-Building Dialogue to Promote Co-operation and 
Co-existence between Cultures and Civilizations in the OSCE Area (Tajikistan 
2001-2003)
Contact: Dr. Arne C. Seifert, Delia Rahmonova-Schwarz M.A.

(2) Security through Democratization? A Theoretically Based Analysis of 
Security-Related Democratization Efforts Made by the OSCE. Three Comparative 
Case Studies (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan 2003-2004)
Contact: Dr. Andrea Berg, Dr. Anna Kreikemeyer

(3) Performance Records of UN and OSCE Field Missions of Varying Size. The 
Cases of Georgia, Kosovo, the FYR of Macedonia and Tajikistan
Contact: Dr. Claus Neukirch, Dr. Wolfgang Sporrer

Scientific co-operation with Central Asia

(1) Contributions to the OSCE-Academy Kyrgyzstan;
Contact: Dr. Frank Evers

(2) The Hamburg Experts Group on Central Asia;
Contact: Dr. Anna Kreikemeyer, Dr. Arne C. Seifert

(3) OSCE Yearbook; Contact: Ursel Schlichting M.A.

Abstracts of projects and activities of CORE as well as information about 
members of the institute and cooperation partners in Central Asia are 
available at: www.core-hamburg.de


Andrea Berg
Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik
an der Universität Hamburg
Falkenstein 1
22 587 Hamburg

PROGRAM INFORMATION- HESP Excellence in Teaching Regional Seminar, 2003-2006

Posted by: Elvira Mamytova <elvira(a)netkey.bishkek.su>
Posted: 27 Jun 2003


HESP REGIONAL SEMINAR FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
REGIONAL SEMINAR
Central Asia in International Relations: Interdisciplinary Approach
July 2003 - July 2006

The Seminar <Central Asia in International Relations: Interdisciplinary
Approach in Developing Teaching and Academic Excellence> aims to study
historical, political, economic, social and international aspects of the
problem. The main goal of the Seminar is to improve higher education by
raising awareness and developing links between the content and methods of
teaching and research; to improve teaching through research on the basis of
long-term partnership of young teachers and leading scholars of the world,
living in different countries and working in various scientific areas
devoted to the Central Asian region. The seminar seeks to explore the
following issues: Is Central Asia one homogenous geopolitical region? How do
the interests of Russia and other CIS countries play into their policies?
Where is the Central Asia's position in relation to the orbit of the Muslim
world? Will the policy of the West contribute to the transformation of the
region into the raw material base or to its industrial development and
internalizing the democratic values? What are the consequences of active
involvement of Central Asia in combating international drug trafficking and
terrorism? How will the processes of globalization affect the economic
development and social and political transformation of Central Asian
societies?

Core Resource Faculty:
 * Shirin Akiner, Professor, School of Oriental and African Studies, 
   University of London, Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International 
   Affairs, United Kingdom. 
 * Gregory Gleason, Professor of Political Science at the University of New 
   Mexico, President of the Central Asian Studies Society, USA. 
 * Sergey Panarin, Head of CIS Department, Institute of Oriental Studies, 
   Russian Academy of Science, Editor- in-chief, Journal  "Vestnik Yevraziyi / 
   Acta Eurasica". 
 * Sergey Golunov, Director-in-Chief of the Center for Eurasian Studies, Volgograd 
   State University, Associate Professor, Volgograd State University, Chair of Area 
   Studies and International, Russia.

Working Language(s):

The language of instruction is Russian.
Reading knowledge of English is required

In the academic year 2003-2004, Sessions of the seminar will be held in
Volgograd, Russia (11 December -16 December, 2003) and Cholpon-Ata,
Kyrgyzstan (June 2004)

Participants Eligibility:

Disciplines:

International Relations, Political Science, History, Sociology

Academic prerequisites:

Junior and mid-level university faculty from NIS, specializing in areas
related to Central Asian Studies

Other criteria:

The eligible applicants must be under 40 years and have teaching status at
higher education institution as assistants, lecturers, senior lecturers, or
associate professors. Postgraduate students are welcome to participate in
the seminar if they work part-time as teachers and have an intention to
pursue an academic career in the future. The participants must be fluent in
Russian and have good reading knowledge of English.

Application requirements:
 * Application Form 
 * Brief CV (no more than 2 pages, including the list of basic publications 
   and courses taught by the applicant), 
 * Two Letters of Recommendation, 
 * One of the course curricula taught or currently teaching 
 * Short essay stating the motivation for applying to the seminar, expected 
   gains in development of teaching, and contribution to the work of the seminar 
   the applicant is prepared to offer.

Deadline for applications:  15 July 2003

Travel expenses and visas will be reimbursed and accommodation and food
provided for the participants from the NIS (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia,
Belarus, Estonia Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian
Federation, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan).

The outstanding university level teachers and postgraduate students from
other world regions fluent in Russian and interested in the topics of the
seminar can also apply for the participation. However they will have to
cover travel, accommodation and other living expenses.

Application form:

1. PERSONAL DATA

Last name:
First name:
Date of birth:
Academic degree:
Citizenship:

2. EMPLOYMENT DATA

University/Institution:
Faculty:
Department:
Areas of Specialization:

3. ADDRESSES

a) Home address: Home Phone: Home Fax: Home Email:

b) Business address: Work Phone: Work Fax: Work Email:

4. Research (Topics)

5. On which topic(s) could you contribute to seminar discussions?

6. Estimate your own proficiency in English

All the applications must be in English and must be send (preferably in one
file) by e-mail to the following address: <elvira(a)netkey.bishkek.su>

Selected applicants will be informed not later than 1 September 2003.

Contact information for applicants and general inquiries:

Program Director: Elvira Mamytova, Eurasia research centre

Postal address: 720001, POB 624, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Telephone/fax: +996 (312) 65 24 08 / 66 63 34

E-mail: <elvira(a)netkey.bishkek.su>

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Summer Dari Classes, Afghan Communicator, New York City

Posted by: Rameen Javid Moshref <RameenM(a)aol.com>
Posted: 24 Jun 2003


Dari Class by Afghan Communicator

In order to re-introduce Afghans to one of their languages and introduce
non-Afghans to Afghan language of Dari, Afghan Communicator is delighted to
offer its third semester of Dari classes in Manhattan or Queens, starting
early July 2003.

The classes will be taught by a fifteen-year veteran teacher of the Habibia
College in Kabul.  The beginner and intermediate classes are for 8 weeks (3
hour sessions). At the end of the semester, successful students will receive
a certificate of completion. Classes are open to Afghans and non-Afghans.
The minimum age limit is 18.

The cost of the book and course materials are $150, to be paid in full by
check, money order or cash in the first session. There is no other fee aside
from the $150. There will be about 10 students per class.

We are also considering offering classes in Flushing, Queens, only if there
are enough people interested. When replying, please mention which location
you would like to attend and at what level.

BEGINNER CLASS

No knowledge of Dari is required. In order to acquire a certificate from
this class, a student must meet the following criteria:
 * Learn the alphabet. 
 * Construct simple words out of the alphabet. 
 * Construct simple phrases or sentences. 
 * Attend 60% of the classes. 
 * Pass one exam with a score of at least 65 out of 100.

ADVANCED BEGINNER

Prerequisite:   prior knowledge of the alphabet, and able to construct
simple words. Able to read and write simple words and phrases. In order to
acquire a certificate from this class, a student must meet the following
criteria:
 * Thorough knowledge of the alphabet. 
 * Able to Construct moderate words out of the alphabet. 
 * Able to construct moderate phrases or sentences. 
 * Attend 60% of the classes. 
 * Pass one exam with a score of at least 65 out of 100.

CLASS POLICY
 * Present in class on time. 
 * Fully participating in class activities. 
 * Having proper conduct in class. 
 * Coming to the class prepared, with proper materials.

TUTORING

Next to the classes, we offer tutoring for those who need more help with
their studies, or wish to learn spoken Dari. This is a faster and more
personal way of learning the language.
 * 1 session $40  (50 minutes / session) * 5 sessions    $175 * 10 sessions   $300

Anyone wishing to hire a tutor, please contact Afghan Communicator at
718-445-6438 or <Rameen(a)afghancommunicator.com>

All fees must be paid in advance, by check, money order or cash.

Contact: <Rameen(a)afghancommunicator.com>

Rameen Javid Moshref
Executive Director

AFGHAN COMMUNICATOR
Serving The Afghan Community

41-36 College Point Blvd. Suite 2A
Flushing, NY  11355
718-445-6438 Tel
718-762-5575 Fax
<YoungAfghans(a)hotmail.com>
<www.AfghanCommunicator.com>

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Tajik-Canada Intercultural Association

Posted by: David Clark <davidhamiltonclark(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 5 Jun 2003


The Tajik-Canada Intercultural Association is devoted to promoting and
facilitating cultural exchanges between Canada and Tajikistan.

We believe:
 * that links between developed and emerging countries are an integral part 
   of the global culture's ability to confront global challenges.
 * that there is profound value in maintaining an open dialogue with respect 
   to distinct national perspectives, as well as cultural similarities.
 * that the development of Tajikistan's cultural identity within the emerging 
   Central Asian region has many parallels with the development of Canada's cultural 
   identity within North America, including bilingual and multicultural perspectives,
   as well as strong historical links to Europe.
 * that the mutual exploration of Tajik and Canadian arts and humanities will inform 
   both societies, and that cultural exchanges will be enriching to them.

Through a variety of initiatives, including contemporary music and dance
festivals, film festivals, art exhibitions, and academic and cultural
exchanges, we hope to develop and sustain stronger cultural links between
the two countries.

Comprised of Tajik and Canadian members, we are currently organizing a
contemporary music and dance festival scheduled for May 2004 in Dushanbe. We
have also assisted in producing the CD 'Rethinking Maqam and Symphony: music
by Ziyodullo Shahidi', in collaboration with the Ziyodullo Shahidi
International Cultural Foundation at <www.shahidifoundation.org>.

We are interested in communicating with any association or individuals
anywhere in the world who have developed (or are developing) cultural
exchanges and links with Tajikistan. Please contact David Clark at
<davidhamiltonclark(a)yahoo.com>.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Political Philosophy Summer School, CARC, Almaty, July 21-Aug. 9

Posted by: Galina Bityukova <gbityukova(a)carc.soros.kz>
Posted: 20 May 2003


Central Asian Resource Center
Kazakhstan, Almaty

Political Philosophy
June 2003 - June 2006

The major aim of three years program in Political Philosophy is providing
the opportunity to study political philosophy of twentieth century and
innovate teaching methods and curriculum. An examination of significant
themes in political philosophy will be focused on major concepts of
political thought evolving from Greece to contemporary western philosophy.
By critically examining the works of classical and modern political theories
participants will explore such tropics as the nature of ate, the
justification of political authority, distributive justice, liberty and
democracy.  Discussions and workshops will be focused on philosophy of some
famous figures (Karl Popper, Friedrich von Hayek, Isaiah Berlin, Jurgen
Habermas, Hannah Arendt, John Rawls) that had great influence on modern
political thought. Program will be accompanied with Excellence in Teaching
course, as well as with Interdisciplinary courses, which will cover problems
in the world politics, social science and culture. Each year of the project
comprises a summer school, winter follow up session and intersession
activities (writing the articles, developing the curriculum, reviewing the
books). Participants will receive diploma certifying their participation and
the progress achieved.

Summer school 2003 Political philosophy will take place in Almaty,
Kazakhstan, July 21 - August 9. In particular, the program of summer 2003
comprises the following courses/workshops:

 * Modern Political Philosophy
 * In Defense of Moral Realism - Prof. Russell Shafer- Landau
 * Critical Rationalism and Science - Prof. Joseph Agassi
 * Cultural Memory as a Source of Understanding -Prof. Judith Buber
   Agassi
 * Excellence in Teaching - Prof. Leah Savion
 * Institutions and Cultural Presuppositions - Prof. Piotr Balcerowicz

Working Languages:

English, Russian

The enrollment will be limited to 27 participants.

Selection and funding:

Central Asian and NIS participants can apply for a three-year program and
can have all their costs covered by the organizers. Participants from other
countries may apply either for three years or for any preferred
summer/winter session and should seek other funding for covering travel,
accommodation and meal ($35 per day). Tuition waiver is available.

Application procedure:

Applicants from Central Asia and NIS please contact us at the address below
for application form. Applicants from other countries please, send a cover
letter explaining your interest in Political Philosophy summer school and a
CV at the address below.

Deadline for applications: June 20, 2003
Contact information for applicants and general inquiries:

Galina Bityukova
Tel.: +7 3272 58 46 95; 58 46 96
Fax: 7 3272 58 46 97
E-mail: <gbityukova(a)carc.soros.kz>; <carc(a)carc.soros.kz>
Mailing address: Zhambul str.25, room 610, Almaty, 480100, Kazakhstan

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Univ. of World Economy and Diplomacy Summer Program, Tashkent

Posted by: International Office UWED <sonya(a)uwed.FreeNet.uz>
Posted: 24 Feb 2003


The International Office
International Summer School for Language, Culture and History of Central Asia

The University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan is
offering short-term intensive program of language training, and courses on
the economics, politics, and culture of Central Asia that will be held
during June of the year 2002.

The International Summer School will offer courses in Russian and Uzbek
languages as well as courses on the Economics, Politics, and culture of
Central Asia. The program is directed at teaching these courses for foreign
participants.

The program offers opportunities for field study, and consultations with
leading scholars in Central Asian studies.

Besides the Programme includes some meeting at the Government Institutions
of Uzbekistan such as the Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Oliy Majlis (Parliament), National Bank and etc.

The program is designed for a limited number of participants so individual 
attention will be given to each participant. An individualized special 
program may be appropriate for some participants in order to obtain the 
maximum benefits out of the study program.

The closing date for applications is 17 May 2003.

For more INFORMATIONrmation, please contact:

Mr. Aybek Shakhavdinov
International Office
University of World Economy and Diplomacy
54 Buyuk Ipak Yuli Street
Tashkent, 700077
The Republic of Uzbekistan
Telephone +998 (712) 690913, +998 (712) 676769
Fax: +998 (712) 670900

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Univ. of Michigan's Armenian Summer Language Program, Yerevan

Posted by: Julie Septrion <septrion(a)umich.edu>
Posted: 14 Feb 2003


Armenian Language Institute in Yerevan
Summer 2003

Offering Introductory Courses in:
Classical, Eastern and Western Armenian

The University of Michigan Armenian Studies Program, International
Institute, is pleased to announce this year's Summer Language Institute, to
be held from June 20 through August 18, 2003 in Yerevan, Armenia.  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,
attending any North American or European colleges or universities, who wish
to learn Classical, Modern Eastern or Modern 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
Language and Literature and Director of the Armenian Studies Program at the
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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

Julie G. Septrion, Coordinator
Armenian Language Summer Institute
International Institute
1080 South University, Suite 3663
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

E-mail: <septrion(a)umich.edu>
Telephone: (734) 764-1285
Fax: (734) 763-9154

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Open Society Institute's New Turkmenistan Project

Posted by: Erin Finnerty <EFinnerty(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 12 Feb 2003


OSI LAUNCHES TURKMENISTAN PROJECT

In December of 2003 The Open Society Institute announced the launch of a new
initiative, the Turkmenistan Project. The project will build on the work OSI
has done since the 1990s to promote civil society in Turkmenistan, a closed
and repressive country in Central Asia that was part of the former Soviet
Union. That work has included grant-making and programmatic activities in
areas as far-ranging as arts and culture, access to INFORMATIONrmation, and public
health.

The Turkmenistan Project plans to add resources and implement its goals for
civil society in a more strategic and comprehensive way. To that end, it
will focus on three principal areas of activity:

1) It will increase current grant-making and broaden opportunities for
Turkmen citizens to study and integrate more fully into international
development and civil society initiatives.

2) It will seek to provide fuller INFORMATIONrmation about the situation inside the
country through independent research and media outreach, including on
EurasiaNet <http://www.eurasianet.org>, the website of OSI's Central Eurasia
Project.

3) It will also seek to galvanize demands for government accountability
internationally through aggressive policy work, media outreach, and targeted
advocacy.

We invite you to subscribe to our Turkmenistan project list-serv, which
appears in both Russian and English, and is open to anyone.  List-serv
recipients will receive between 3 and 10 messages a week, posting news
updates, announcements of reports about Turkmenistan, diplomatic statements,
and other relevant INFORMATIONrmation. To add names or unsubscribe, please send a
message to turkmenistan(a)sorosny.org

For further INFORMATIONrmation about OSI's Turkmenistan Project, visit our website
at <http://www.eurasianet.org/turkmenistan.project> or <http://www.soros.org>.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Indiana U. Advanced Lang. Courses in Central Asia, Summer 2003

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic NRC <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 12 Feb 2003


Summer 2003 Advanced Language Study in Central Asia

The Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) at Indiana
University will offer summer intensive language instruction in Kazakh and
Uzbek languages at the newly established Central Asian Advanced Summer
Language Institute (CAASLI), located in Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Samarkand
(Uzbekistan).  Each 8-week course (for 6 credit hours) will be open to
graduate and undergraduate students (of at least a junior standing) who have
completed a minimum of four semesters of training in one of the two languages.


Advanced Intensive Uzbek in Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Uzbek instruction will be organized through the Samarkand State Institute of
Foreign Languages (SSIFL).
Tentative Dates: June 18 to August 13, 2003
Program Costs: $1,200 *

Application: Apply Online at
www.indiana.edu/~overseas/applications/applications.shtml

Deadlines: Applications for financial assistance must be received by March
1, and for admission by April 1, 2003.


Advanced Intensive Kazakh in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Kazakh instruction will be organized through the Adilet School of Law
(Almaty).
Tentative Dates: June 23 to August 18, 2003
Program Costs: $1,500 *

Application: Apply Online at
www.indiana.edu/~overseas/applications/applications.shtml

Deadlines: Applications for financial assistance must be received by March
1, and for admission by April 1, 2003.

* This sum will cover course tuition, books and materials, excursions,
housing with local families, most meals, health insurance, and 6 credit
hours from Indiana University.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Dari Classes in New York City, Feb.-May 2003

Posted by: Rameen Moshref <RameenM(a)aol.com>
Posted: 10 Feb 2003


We are finally able to offer our classes once again at Hunter College on
Mondays from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, starting Feb. 17, 2003 - May 5, 2003.

The classes will be taught by a fifteen-year veteran teacher of the Habibia
College in Kabul.  The advanced beginner class is for 3 months or 12
sessions of 120 minutes.  The cost of the book and course materials are
$150, to be paid in full by check, money order or cash at the first session.
There is no other fee aside from the $150. At the end of the semester,
successful students will receive a certificate of completion.

Interested individuals should send an e-mail to <youngafghans(a)hotmail.com>
or <ACMojala(a)aol.com> for more INFORMATIONrmation and registration. Classes are
open to everyone. The minimum age limit is 18.

ADVANCED BEGINNER

Prerequisite: prior knowledge of the alphabet, and able to construct simple
words. In order to acquire a certificate from this class, a student must
meet the following criteria:

 * Thorough knowledge of the alphabet.
 * Able to make words out of the alphabet.
 * Able to construct simple phrases or sentences.
 * Attend 60% of the classes.
 * Pass two exams with a mean score of 65.

CLASS POLICY

 * Present in class on time.
 * Fully participating in class activities.
 * Having proper conduct in class.
 * Coming to the class prepared, with proper materials.

TUTORING

Next to the classes, we offer tutoring for those who need more help with
their studies, or wish to learn spoken Dari. This is a faster and more
personal way of learning the language.

 * 1 session - $40 (50 minutes / session)
 * 5 sessions - $175
 * 10 sessions - $300

Anyone wishing to hire a tutor, please contact Afghan Communicator at
718-445-6438 or <ACMojala(a)aol.com>.

All fees must be paid in advance, by check, money order or cash. All checks
should be made payable to Afghan Communicator.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Fieldwork Opportunities 2003, Ctr. for Study of Eurasian Nomads

Posted by: Jeannine Davis-Kimball <jkimball(a)csen.org>
Posted: 24 Jan 2003


FIELDWORK 2003 ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads will co-sponsor the following
Fieldwork Opportunities in 2003.

1) An archeological survey with small excavations at Baga Gazaryn Chuluu,
   located in south central Mongolia, Middle Gobi province.

2) Continuing excavations at Chastiye Kurgany Burial Mounds in southern
   Russia, 150 km northeast of Rostov-on-Don in the North Black Sea region.

3) Continuing excavations at the Golden Hills Khazar fortress, located in
   the lower Don River region, about 70 km east of Rostov-na-Don.

Complete INFORMATIONrmation on these excavations, including applications, are
available on the CSEN Website at <http://csen.org>.

Additional questions, please contact Dr. Jeannine Davis-Kimball at
<jkimball(a)csen.org>.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Indiana U. Advanced Lang. Courses in Central Asia, Summer 2003

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic NRC <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 21 Jan 2003

 
The Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) at Indiana
University will offer summer intensive language instruction in Kazakh and
Uzbek languages at the newly established Central Asian Advanced Summer
Language Institute (CAASLI), located in Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Samarkand
(Uzbekistan).  Each 8-week course (for 6 credit hours) will be open to
graduate and undergraduate students (of at least a junior standing) who have
completed a minimum of four semesters of training in one of the two languages.

Tentative dates for the Uzbek program are June 18 to August 13, 2003; for
the Kazakh program, June 23 to August 18, 2003.  Kazakh instruction will be
organized through the Adilet School of Law (Almaty) and Uzbek instruction
through the Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages (SSIFL).

The cost of the Almaty program will be $1,500, and for the Samarkand
program, $1,250.  This sum covers course tuition, books and materials,
excursions, housing with local families, most meals, health insurance, and 6
credit hours from Indiana University.

Limited grant money is available to cover program costs and some
transportation.

Applications for financial assistance must be received by March 1, and for
admission by April 1, 2003.

For more information or to apply, please contact <celcar(a)indiana.edu>.
(NOTE: Approval from Indiana University Office of Overseas Study for this
program is still pending.)

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Central Asian Summer Language Courses, Indiana University

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic NRC <iaunrc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 17 Jan 2003

 
First and Second Year Summer Central Asian Language Classes at Indiana
University

Indiana University's Summer 2003 Workshop in Slavic, East European and
Central Asian Languages (SWSEEL) will again offer introductory and
intermediate levels in Azeri, Kazakh, Turkmen and Uzbek. Indiana University
has one of the top Central Asian programs in the nation, and SWSEEL,
supported by National Resource Centers from throughout the country, is the
only summer program in America to offer intermediate levels of all these
Turkic languages.  For the first time, the 2003 SWSEEL will offer
introductory levels of Pashto, Tajik, and Uyghur.

All language courses will meet four hours a day, five days a week for eight
weeks.  There will be equal emphasis on studying the four skills of
language: reading, writing, listening and speaking.  All Central Asian
language instructors are native speakers of the languages they teach and use
interactive methods of teaching.  In addition to studying language, students
will also learn about the culture, literature and other important aspects of
life in Central Asia and in their specific countries.  The Summer Workshop
also offers numerous extracurricular activities, including lectures, films,
outdoor activities, concerts and cooking demonstrations pertaining to the
cultures of the region.

The 2003 Summer Workshop will be held from June 20 to August 15.  Each
Central Asian class carries 6 graduate and 8 undergraduate credits for
introductory level students and 6 credits for both graduates and
undergraduates for intermediate level students.

All SWSEEL students are charged Indiana in-state tuition.  Tuition is
$196.65 per credit hour for graduate students, and $142.75 per credit hour
for undergraduates, plus fees.  Fellowships are available for US citizens
and permanent residents.

For further information about the scholarships and the program, please see
<http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel.shtml>

PROGRAM INFORMATION- University of Sydney Central Asian Programme

Posted by: Alison Betts <alison.betts(a)archaeology.usyd.edu.au>
Posted: 17 Jan 2003


The University of Sydney Central Asian Programme is again inviting
volunteers to join their September 2003 season of excavations in Uzbekistan.
Participants will spend 13 days working with archaeologists on the major
fortified site of Kazakl'i-yatkan in the Oxus delta before going on to a
tour of the Silk Road cities of Khiva, Samarkand and Bukhara.

Details can be found at:
<www.arts.usyd.edu.au/departs/archaeology/CentralAsia/homepage.htm>

Any questions about the project may be directed to the Director at:
<alison.betts(a)archaeology.usyd.edu.au>

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Armenian, Tatar etc. at Arizona Critical Languages Institute

Posted by: Danko Sipka <danko.sipka(a)asu.edu>
Posted: 16 Jan 2003


We wish to inform you about the special language learning opportunities for 
you and your students offered in the summer of 2003 by the Arizona State 
University Critical Languages Institute (CLI). The CLI 
(http://www.asu.edu/cli) offers annual summer language courses for 
less-commonly taught languages, follow-up three-week immersion practicums at 
our affiliated institutions in the target countries, and a semester or 
annual study abroad program at our partner universities.

This summer we will offer introductory Albanian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, 
Macedonian, Armenian, and Tatar at the Arizona State University main campus 
(Tempe, AZ), from June 2 to August 1, 2003, with summer practicums in August 
and study abroad opportunities in the academic year 2003/4.

CLI eight-credit-hour intensive courses come with a generous tuition waiver 
which generates more than a thousand dollars in savings for each enrolling 
CLI student. CLI students pay only a modest $300 application fee. Both the 
length and content of our courses enable FLAS, Fulbright, and other 
fellowships support funds to be used by graduate students pursuing summer 
language training in the CLI. A limited number of fellowships are available 
for Armenian and Tatar. We have simplified the CLI application procedures. 
Just go to http://www.asu.edu/clas/reesc/cli/onreg.htm and register.

As a regular feature of its summer session, the CLI also features topical 
workshops and one-on-one tutorials for those preparing grant proposals for 
study and research abroad.  For dozens of CLI graduates, these tutorials 
have yielded remarkable success in NSEP, Fulbright, Marshall, and other 
fellowship competitions. Other CLI graduates have now joined the U.S. 
Foreign Service or have taken international positions with major corporations.

The following features make CLI summer programming competitive with the 
finest national centers offering intensive summer language institutes: 
1. Sound methodological background
2. Utilization of the state-of-the art instructional technology
3. Highly qualified language personnel
4. Rich cultural content
5. Rigorous and comprehensive oversight and quality control
6. Strong ties with institutions in target countries

We have been using the Interagency Linguistic Roundtable scale with our 
introductory courses bringing CLI participants to level 1+ in reading with 
other skills remaining between 1 and 1+ and our intermediate courses 
reaching level 2 in reading with other skills remaining between 1+ and 2.

Our Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian course features a strong on-line component 
(http://www.public.asu.edu/~dsipka/syl1.htm), and its entirely on-line 
version will be made available to our students as a refresher intended to 
alleviate the problem of retention in the period between the introductory 
and the intermediate course. A sample lesson one can be perused at: 
http://www.asu.edu/clas/reesc/scr101, using the password 'scr1'. The full 
course is available at http://cli.la.asu.edu/scr101 - student's social 
security number is required to log in. All CLI courses will follow suit 
shortly and we will keep adding new hybrid components for our courses 
through our server services page: http://cli.la.asu.edu.

CLI faculty are drawn from highly qualified linguists with years of teaching 
experience and a strong record of publications in the field (see 
http://www.public.asu.edu/~dsipka as an example). Short information about 
our instructors and their syllabi are available at: 
http://www.asu.edu/clas/reesc/cli/ltrain.htm.

In addition to the cultural content (complementing traditional grammar, 
vocabulary, communicative skills, and linguistic norms) of CLI courses, CLI 
summer sessions include the annual lecture series, movie showings, and 
social events rich in cultural content. Take a look at some pictures of our 
classes and social events (visiting ethnic restaurants) at: 
http://www.public.asu.edu/~dsipka/sylpct.htm.

Finally, we have established partnerships with key institutions in target 
countries securing the most favorable summer practicum and study abroad 
arrangements for our students.

If you have any further questions about our courses, please do not hesitate 
to contact us at cli(a)asu.edu or by phone at 480-965-7706.

Sincerely,

Danko Sipka, Associate Director

Critical Languages Institute
http://www.public.asu.edu/~dsipka

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Intensive Intermediate Uzbek, U. of Wash., Seattle, Summer 2003

Posted by: Ilse Cirtautas <icirt(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 20 Dec 2002


UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization

UZBEK LANGUAGE AND CULTURE PROGRAM
Intensive Intermediate Uzbek
Summer 2003

June 23-August 22

The Department will offer Intensive Intermediate Uzbek during nine weeks
of Summer Session, taught by the Muhammad-Ali Akhmedov, Distinguished
Writer of Uzbekistan. Four hours of language instruction will be given
daily. The program will also include Uzbek films and documentaries and a
special lecture course on the Culture of the Turkic Peoples of Central
Asia (NE496/596) taught by Professor Ilse D. Cirtautas.

A LIMITED NUMBER OF FELLOWSHIPS ARE 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
E-mail: <icirt(a)u.washington.edu>

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Intensive Elementary Uighur, U. of Wash., Seattle, Summer 2003

Posted by: Ilse Cirtautas <icirt(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 20 Dec 2002


UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization

UIGHUR LANGUAGE AND CULTURE PROGRAM
Intensive Elementary Uighur
Summer 2003

June 23-August 22

In cooperation with the China Studies Program and the East Asia Center,
Jackson School of International Studies, the Department will offer
Intensive Elementary Uighur during nine weeks of Summer Session. The
intensive language course will be taught by Dr. Hamit Zakir, Xinjiang
University. Four hours of language instruction will be given daily. A
special lecture course on the Culture of the Turkic Peoples of Central
Asia (NE 496/596) will be offered by Professor Ilse D. Cirtautas during A
term of the summer session. The program will also include Uighur films and
documentaries.

PENDING FUNDING A LIMITED NUMBER OF FELLOWSHIPS WILL BE AVAILABLE

For fellowship 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 INFORMATION/WEB RESOURCE- Center for Economic Research, Tashkent

Posted by: Center for Economic Research <pr-assistant(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 10 Dec 2002


Center for Economic Research is proudly announcing the launch of new version
of CER website. Please visit our newly updated and redesigned website at
<www.cer.uz>. This is a unique web resource providing comprehensive and
objective information on current economic situation in Uzbekistan. This
website is one of the most important means for securing involvement of a
wider audience into a national policy dialogue and early warnings. It is
designed to enlarge the audience who could get access to the most updated
information on Uzbekistan and enable a wider audience to participate in the
dialogue on current problems of economic and social transformation and human
development in Uzbekistan.

Center for Economic Research (CER) is the leading think-tank institution in
Uzbekistan. The mission of the Center is to create an environment where new
constructive ideas and concepts could be transferred into sound development
policies and which provides an open and meaningful dialogue and contributes
to reaching nationwide consensus on development perspectives. CER supports
economic reforms in Uzbekistan through policy advice to the Government on
key issues of economic and social policy. CER tackles not only economy
related problems, but also the whole range of development issues including
education, public health care, gender issues, IT, etc.

The ultimate objective of the website is to raise public awareness by
providing comprehensive and objective information related to economic
reforms in Uzbekistan. The website contains up-to-date information on
social-economic reforms in Uzbekistan, statistical data, research papers
prepared by CER and other publications.

For more information please contact:

Mr. Nodirbek Ibragimov, Public Relations Coordinator
Center for Economic Research
71, Buyuk Ipak Yuli Str.
Tashkent 700096
Uzbekistan
Tel: +998 712 670605, 670526, 670641, 677105
Fax: +998 712 670564
E-mail: <nodirbek.ibragimov(a)cer.uz>
Internet: <http://www.cer.uz>

PROGRAM INFORMATION- MA Program, Central Asia/Caucasia, Humboldt University, Berlin

Posted by: Oliver Reisner <oliver.reisner(a)rz.hu-berlin.de>
Posted: 3 Dec 2002


Humboldt University Berlin will accept (depending on funding from the
VolkswagenStiftung) up to 30 students for enrolment in its Multidisciplinary
Postgraduate Masters Program "Central Asia/Caucasia".

The 2 year program includes 3 semesters of studies in the geography,
politics, economy, law, history, languages and cultures of the area that
includes today's Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. During the fourth semester,
students will have an internship in the region and complete their masters
thesis. Successful participants will qualify for work in international
cooperation and advisory jobs in management and politics as well as for a
PhD track and an academic career.

The successful applicants will already have a B.A. or higher academic degree
and have evidence of proficiency in German, which is the main language of
instruction (certificate of "German for academic purposes", DSH). English as
a second working language is required. Applications by women and by
international students are particularly encouraged.

There is no tuition fee. A very limited number of scholarships, foremostly
for students from Central Asia and Caucasia, is available (only following
admission).

Deadline for application (fax or mail is acceptable): 6 January 2003.

Applications should contain C.V., notarised copies of degree certificates
and a formal statement of interest and personal motivation of no less than 2
pages and should be sent to:

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

For detailed information please visit our homepage at:
<www2.hu-berlin.de/zentralasien/>

or contact Oliver Reisner, M.A.
Fax (+49)-(0)30-2093-6666

Oliver Reisner
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Zentralasien-Seminar
Ergänzungsstudiengang "Mittelasien/Kaukasien"
Post: Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
Besuch: Marienstr. 32
Tel.: +49 (0)30 - 28098767, 2093-6659
FAX: +49 (0)30 - 2093-6666
Sekr.: +49 (0)30 - 2093-6667
E-Mail: <oliver.reisner(a)rz.hu-berlin.de>
WWW: <http://www2.hu-berlin.de/zentralasien/>

SEMINAR PROGRAM- Islam in Russian Altai, Barnaul, Nov. 13, 2002

Posted by: Vladimir Boyko <boyko(a)uni-altai.ru>
Posted: 19 Nov 2002


Seminar "Islam in Russian Altai" was held by the Center for Regional Studies
(CRS) at Barnaul State Pedagogical University (Barnaul, Russia) on 13
November 2002.

Seminar's convenor - CRS Director Dr Vladimir Boyko

Islam came to Siberia about 6 hundred years ago and much later it had spread 
in Russian Altai. Up to the 20th c. there were two mosques in Barnaul, both 
were closed by Bolshevik authorities in 1923.  The rebirth of Muslim 
community in this area of Asiatic Russia was dated by early 1990s - in March 
1992 Muslims of Barnaul - the metropolis of Altai Province - held their 
first meeting and one month later their organization "Mahdi" was officially 
registered as non-profit unit with national-cultural goals. By how new 
mosque was constructed in Barnaul, it runs by Hazrat Fahim, the person with 
Medina religious training. He initiated recently the classes on Islam and 
Arab language under mosque. An approximate number of Islam adherents in 
Altai is about 50 thousand -- primarily the persons of Tartar and Kazakh 
nationalities, although there are several hundreds of "overseas" Asians -- 
Afghans, Arabs, etc.

Center for Regional Studies monitors the religious situation in Altai and
its next seminar focuses on the issues of Islam in regional/local dimension.

Program of seminar:

1) Islam: global, national and local dimension Opening remarks by Dr V. S. 
   Boyko

2) The issues of Islam in curricula of Altai universities
   The talk by Prof V. A. Moiseev, Chair, Oriental Studies, Altai State 
   University

3) The talk by Imam of Barnaul Mosque Hazrat Fahim

4) Islam in Altai: past and present
   Paper by Dr M. M. Volobueva, Chair, Religious studies, Altai State 
   University and research associate, CRS

5) Russian law on religious rights and legal state of Muslim community in Altai
   Talk by V. I. Makoveev, Head, Department of registration of religious and
   public organizations, Russian Federation Ministry of Justice (Altai branch)

6) Islam and inter-confessional dialogue in Altai in the focus of public,
   media and government
   Talk by V. M. Sukhoveev, Commissioner on religion under Governor of Altai
   Province

7) The talks by "Afghan Fraternity" (Afghan-e beradari) Chairman Khairullah
   Pirgul and in charge for PR Muhammad Tahir

8) The talk by P. Mikushin, student of Orthodox church college under Barnaul
   and Altai Eparchy

The event was actively attended by students, the members of many confessions
and general public, interested in Islam and culture of Russia and the East.

All queries should be directed to:

Dr Vladimir Boyko
Center for Regional Studies
Barnaul State Pedagogical University
Molodezhnaya Street 55
Barnaul 656031
Russia
Tel:7(3852)266687
Fax:7(3852)260836
E-mail: <boyko(a)uni-altai.ru>

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