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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- HESP Regional Seminar Nationhood and Narrative in Central Asia

Posted by: Nina Bagdasarova <nineczka(a)mail.ru>
Posted: 11 May 2006


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- HESP Regional Seminar Nationhood & Narrative in C. Asia

HESP Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching
Nationhood and Narrative in Central Asia: History, Context, Critique

Call for Applications

The Department of Cultural Studies at Arabaev Kyrgyz State University and 
the Foundation 'Education Initiatives Support' invite applications for 
participation in the three-year academic program, Nationhood and Narrative 
in Central Asia: History, Context, Critique, beginning in the summer of 2006.

Application deadline: June 5, 2006

Project Description

In recent years, the study of national identity, the regulation of 
inter-ethnic relations, and the re-examination of national and regional 
histories have taken on greater significance in University curricula and 
teaching throughout Central Asia. However, opportunities for University 
teachers critically to examine concepts of nationhood, ethnicity and 
identity in their comparative and historical contexts are often limited.

The aim of the three year academic project, Nationhood and Narrative in 
Central Asia: History, Context, Critique, is to support young teachers from 
Central Asia in developing and implementing university courses pertaining, 
broadly, to the study of nations and national histories, narrative and 
identity, and ethnicity and ethnic relations. It will examine the ways in 
which these concepts have been theorised in different academic and 
institutional traditions, and the ways that these shape the diversity of 
approaches to the study of nationhood that are found today.  By drawing on 
the historiography of modern Central Asia and theoretical studies of 
narrative and discourse, it will ask how we come to know about nations and 
their pasts, and will promote innovative approaches to teaching about them 
in university curricula.

The project is structured so as to facilitate this exploration in increasing 
depth through a series of summer schools and inter-session activities over 
the course of three years.  In the first year of the project, topics to be 
explored include an examination of concepts of nation in Soviet, Western and 
Jadid thought; the relationship between local and national identities; ideas 
of narrative and identity, and the teaching of national and regional 
histories in Central Asia.   Faculty members are researchers and university 
teachers from Central Asia, Russia, Europe and North America who, from a 
variety of disciplinary perspectives, have engaged these questions in their 
own teaching and research.

Project activities:

The project involves three annual summer schools, a seminar series during 
the academic year, an annual inter-session workshop in Bishkek, on-line 
discussion and mentoring.

The first summer school will take place at Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, July 
17th - August 6th 2006.

All the costs related to the ReSET project, including travel expenses, 
accommodation, meals and educational materials for selected applicants will 
be covered by the Program.

Participating faculty and project direction:

 - Sergei Abashin, Candidate of Science, Institute of Ethnology and 
   Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences
 - Evgenii Abdullaev, Candidate of Science, National University of 
   Uzbekistan, Tashkent
 - Gulnara Aitpaeva, Doctor of Science, Aigine Cultural Research Centre,
   Bishkek
 - Nina Bagdasarova, Candidate of Science, Invisible College, Bishkek 
   (Project Manager)
 - Adrienne Edgar, PhD, Department of History, University of California, 
   Santa Barbara
 - Adeeb Khalid, PhD, Department of History, Carleton College
 - Serguei Oushakine, PhD, Department of Slavic Literature and Languages, 
   Princeton University
 - Madeleine Reeves, MPhil, Department of Social Anthropology, University of 
   Cambridge (Co-director)
 - Cholpon Turdalieva, Candidate of Science, Department of Cultural Studies, 
   Arabaev Kyrgyz State University (Co-director)
 - Tatiana Zhurzhenko, Candidate of Science, Department of Philosophy, 
   Kharkiv National University

Eligibility:

 - Applicants must be academics, preferably under the age of 40, currently 
   teaching at institutions of higher education in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, 
   Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan
 - Applicants should be currently teaching, or planning to teach, university 
   course(s) in the social sciences or humanities addressing issues of 
   nationality, ethnicity, identity, narrative or national history.
 - The working language of the project is Russian.  Applicants should have 
   sufficient command of Russian to read academic texts and participate in 
   seminar discussions.  Reading ability in English is highly advantageous.
 - Only those applicants able to commit to involvement in the project for 
   the three-year duration will be considered.
 - Individuals are not permitted to participate in more than one ReSET 
   program in any one year.
 - Since one of the goals of the project is to establish a network of 
   academics able to develop the project ideas after completion, we 
   particularly welcome the participation of more than one academic from any 
   given department or faculty.

Application procedure:

Applications for the ReSET project, 'Nationhood and Narrative in Central 
Asia: History, Context, Critique' must be completed in either Russian or 
English and sent electronically to arrive no later than Monday, 5th June 
2006 to nationhood.narrative(a)googlemail.com.  Applications received after 
the deadline will not be considered.

Decisions on selected participants will be made by June 19th 2006

The application package should contain the following material:

1 - Completed application form (attached)
2 - CV, including current position, educational record, list of courses 
    taught, publications, research interests and language abilities
3 - Statement of purpose (max. 1000 words) indicating the relevance of the 
    project to your own teaching and research and what you hope to achieve from 
    participation in the project
4 - Brief syllabus for one of the courses you are currently teaching
5 - Letter of endorsement from the head of your department or institution 
    (with full contact details), assessing your status within the faculty and 
    indicating their willingness for you to participate in the program.  If 
    several people are applying from one department, it is advantageous to 
    include a copy of the departmental curriculum, with an indication of the 
    ways in which participation in the project would benefit the department's 
    development.

Contact details:

Please direct all correspondence concerning the project to the following 
address:

Nina Bagdasarova
Nationhood and Narrative Project
11, Suvanberdieva Street
720005
Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic

Tel: (+ 996 312) 511-666 or 510-047

For further information and correspondence regarding the project, please 
contact Nina Bagdasarova or Madeleine Reeves in Russian or English.  
Administrative questions should be addressed to the project assistant, 
Zarina Derbisheva.

nineczka(a)mail.ru (Nina Bagdasarova)
madeleinereeves(a)gmail.com (Madeleine Reeves)
office(a)sfe.kyrnet.kg (Zarina Derbisheva)

HESP Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching
Nationhood and Narrative in Central Asia:
History, Context, Critique

Application Form:

Name and Surname
Date of Birth
Gender
Citizenship
University/institute
Faculty and Department
Academic position
Work address

Work telephone (including country and area codes)
Home address
Home telephone (including country and area codes)
Email address

Do you need a visa to enter Kyrgyzstan?  If YES, please enter full passport 
details for visa invitation purposes

Are you able to participate in the first project summer school, from July 
17th - August 6th 2006?

Are you able to participate in the project until its completion in 2009?

PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Lab on REEE, U. of Illinois, Deadline Extended to May 12

Posted by: Lynda Park <lypark(a)uiuc.edu>
Posted: 3 May 2006


PROGRAM INFO.- Summer Lab on REEE, U. of Illinois, Deadline Extended to May 12

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 2006 Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern 
Europe, and Eurasia, June 12 - August 4.  Please check the website for the 
full list of programs, eligibility, and application information: 
http://www.reec.uiuc.edu/srl/srl.html

DEADLINE Extended for Housing Grants (US citizens/permanent residents only): 
May 12

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 graduate 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, NGOs 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 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 U.S. citizens and permanent residents extended to May 12

Graduate Student Travel Grants: for U.S. citizens and permanent residents 
only - extended to May 12

Lab Only (no housing grant): for guaranteed housing availability - May 12, 
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 since 2005.  Please 
use the new 2006 application to apply.

2006 Summer Research Lab Programs
Web: http://www.reec.uiuc.edu/srl/SRL2006/programs.html

Russian-Jewish Studies Training Workshop for Junior Scholars: 'From the Pale 
to Moscow: Russian-Jewish and Soviet-Yiddish Studies'
June 12-16, 101 International Studies Building
Moderators: Gennady Estraikh (Rauch Visiting Professor of Yiddish Studies, 
NYU); Harriet Murav (Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UIUC); 
David Shneer (Professor of History, University of Denver)

Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum: International Conference on 'Book Arts, Culture 
and Media in Eastern Europe and Eurasia: From Print to Digital'
June 17-18, Illini Union
Related Pre-conference Seminar: 'Prostranstvo knigi': the Space of the Book 
in the Imperial Russian Social Imagination'
June 16, 9:00-5:00 PM, 406 Illini Union
Faculty Organizer: Miranda Remnek (Head, Slavic and East European Library)

Balkan Studies Training Workshop for Junior Scholar: 'Building Balkan 
Studies: Integrating Multidisciplinary Perspectives' [Application closed]
June 20-22, 101 International Studies Building
Moderator: Gerald Creed (Professor of Anthropology, CUNY)

Summer Symposium: 'Chernobyl, 20 Years Later: Health, Environment, & the 
Sociology of a Disaster Zone'
June 24, 2:00-5:30 PM, Illini Union General Lounge

SRS Individualized Research Practicum
Duration of the Lab
The Slavic Reference Service offers Individualized Research Practicum to 
select Summer Lab associates. Associates can apply using the SRL application.

Summer Lab Noontime Scholars Lectures
June 13-July 5
Held each Tuesday (unless otherwise indicated) from 12:00-1:00p.m., 101 
International Studies Building.

Summer Lab Film Series
June 12-July 12
Shown Monday and Wednesday evenings, beginning at 7:30 p.m., Illini Tower 
cafeteria.

Summer Lab Social Hours
June 13-July 6
Breakfast: Tuesday morning, 8:00-9:30 a.m., 101 International Studies 
Building. 
Reception: Select Thursday afternoons, 5:00-6:00 p.m., 101 International 
Studies Building.

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

Early Russian History, June 12-16
3-5 PM, Room 225 Library (Slavic Library Conference Room)
Coordinator:  Ann Kleimola, Department of History, University of Nebraska, 
kleimola(a)unlinfo.unl.edu

Slavic Digital Text Workshop, June 15
8:45-7:30 PM, ACES, Rm 509
Coordinator: Miranda Remnek, Slavic and East European Library, University of 
Illinois, mremnek(a)uiuc.edu

Slavic Librarians' Workshop, June 15
12:30-7:30 PM, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Rm 126
Coordinator: Miranda Remnek, Slavic and East European Library, University of 
Illinois, mremnek(a)uiuc.edu

25th Annual Ukrainian Studies Conference on 'Contemporary Ukraine,' June 19-24
Illini Union General Lounge
Coordinator: Dmytro Shtohryn, Ukrainian Research Program, 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

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Community Connections Program in Tajikistan, Deadline May 23

Posted by: Nisso Rahmonova <rahmonova(a)americancouncils.tj>
Posted: 19 Apr 2006


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Community Connections Program in Tajikistan

Community Connections Program - Tajikistan and USA

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and American 
Councils for International Education (ACCELS) have the honor to announce the 
launch of the third Community Connections Program in Tajikistan - 'Religion 
in a Secular Society.'

The USAID-funded Community Connections Program provides an important 
opportunity for citizens of the United States and Tajikistan to work 
together to address common professional challenges while expanding their 
social and cultural understanding.  As business and professional communities 
of both countries rapidly become integrated, opportunities for positive 
relations between American people and the people of Tajikistan are 
increasingly important. The Community Connections Program offers 
community-based, three-to-five week practical trainings in the United States 
for business and professional organization leaders from Tajikistan.

Religion in a Secular Society program participants will travel to the U.S.  
in late August 2006.  The aim of this program is to introduce religious 
leaders and government officials who have a supervisory role over religious 
affairs to secularism in the American context. Participants will learn how 
religious organizations and the state interact, and observe mechanisms that 
serve to protect religious rights in the U.S.  Particular emphasis will be 
placed on the role that religious philanthropic organizations and other 
faith-based organizations play in the mainstream of American civil society.

Participants will learn how the free practice of religion can serve as a 
positive social force in the life of a modern nation and does not generally 
constitute a security concern for the state.

Knowledge of English is not required for this program.  Awardees will be 
selected through an open competition in four cities: Dushanbe, Khujand, 
Isfara, and Garm.

All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

 - A citizen of Tajikistan
 - Residing in Dushanbe, Khujand, Isfara, or Garm at the time of application 
   and during the selection process
 - Able to demonstrate professional aptitude and leadership potential in the 
   particular field
 - Eligible to receive and maintain a U.S. J-1 visa
 - Committed to returning to your home country immediately after completion 
   of the program
 - Willing to live with a host family in the United States
 - Not to be accompanied by spouse and/or children

Applications may be requested from American Councils or downloaded from 
<http://www.cc-car.org>.  Applications must be returned to one of the 
following addresses no later than May 23, 2006:

In Dushanbe:
American Councils for International Education
105 Rudaki Ave., Offices 13-14

In Khujand: 
Educational Advising Center
120 Firdawsi Street, Office 123
(Oblast Pension Fund building)

In Garm:
IATP Center, 9 Burhon Street

For more information please call American Councils at (992 37) 
2212103/2211795 or go to <http://www.cc-car.org>

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Int'l Summer School in Kazakhstan, July/August 2006, Almaty

Posted by: Asad Mahrad <mahrad(a)gp.tu-berlin.de>
Posted: 19 Apr 2006


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Int'l Summer School in Kazakhstan, July/Aug 2006, Almaty

'Sky-Scraper Master Plan in the Central Business District - New High-Rise 
Developments for Almaty/Kazakhstan'

Architecture, urban planning, real estate, geography, social science, economics

Program dates:

July 20 - August 01, 2006

Venue:

The Center Urban Planning and Architecture (CUP),
Kazakh National Technical University (KazNTU), Almaty, Kazakhstan

In co-operation with:

Technical University of Berlin, Institut fuer Stadt- & Regionalplanung, Unit 
'Planning in the International context'

Application deadline: June 15, 2006

Online application: http://www.kazntu.info/index.html

Application deadline for DAAD scholarships (please read specifications 
first, German citizenship needed): April 30, 2006

Online application: 
http://goeast.daad.de/content/aktuelles/sommerschule2006_almaty

Description of the Summer School:

The former Capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty, is the cultural, scientifically 
and economic centre of the Country due to its size and variety. To many 
people in Europe and North America, Almaty still remains an unknown City, 
because only little information about the City is present in the media and 
literature. Thanks to the strategic location between Asia and Europe and the 
healthy and thriving economy, Almaty is already developing its role as the 
major financial center in Central Asia. The excellent economic performance 
attracts Investors from abroad, thus creating the urgency for new 
developments in the business sector. The new developments must be in 
accordance with forward looking urban planning concept. Ideas and Advices 
for the practical Implementation of such a concept shall be the main focus 
of the Summer School in Almaty. Practitioners from different Disciplines 
(e.g. Urban Planning, Economy, Architecture, Geography and Sociology) are to 
create a detailed study of the development node in the Salman-District.

Short Description of Almaty (formerly Alma-Ata):

The modern History of Almaty reaches back until 1854, where the Russian 
Empire built a Fort (Verny) at the Foothills of the Tien-Shan Mountains. The 
fort provided safety to a rapidly growing settlement in its surroundings. 
After the Russian Revolution the communists renamed the already established 
City to Alma-Ata and moved the Capital of the Soviet-Kazakh-Republic to 
Alma-Ata. During the Years of the 2nd World War, a considerable amount of 
industrial and governmental Facilities were moved to Alma Ata and with them 
a great number of workers and families. Resettlement policies resulted in a 
growing influx of people in the aftermath of the War. 1982 Alma Ata already 
counted the one million inhabitants. Kazakh Independence 1991 gave the City 
its old name Almaty but moved the Capital to Astana. Almatys charm and 
leading position in economy, science and culture thus never disappeared. 
Today Almaty is an international business center in Central Asia with over 
1.2 million Inhabitants from over 120 Nations.

2 Topics of the Summer School:

After a short Country Report and a sightseeing tour during the first two 
days, there will be five different thematic Workshops. These wil include the 
following: Analysis of the Demand for Real Estate Developments in Almaty, 
technical and methodical Steps of project planning in Kazakhstan and Almaty, 
District analysis, Suitability study of developments in the Microrayon of 
Salman, Design Projects. At the end of the five-dayworkshop phase, there 
will be a detailed analysis of the results and an integrated concept. This 
concept will be presented to the Akimat (city government). The Summer School 
is organized by Prof. B. Shakerbay and Madina Dhunussova from the Center for 
Urban Planning at the Kazakh National Technical University in Almaty. Ideas 
and Concepts where elaborated in coordination with Asad Mahrad from the 
Technical University of Berlin. KazNTU is one of the most respected national 
technical Universities in Kazakhstan and the leading Center for Urban 
Planning in Almaty.

3. Official Language: English and Russian

Application deadline: June 15th, 2006

4. Participation fees (including accommodation): 540 Euros

Send applications to:

Madina Junussova
The Center Urban Planning and Architecture (CUP)
Kazakh National Technical University (KazNTU)
Office 501
Satpaev St. 22a
050013 Almaty
Kazakhstan
E-mail: mcny(a)yandex.ru

For questions, contact:

Asad Mahrad
Scientific Assistant
TU BERLIN, Faculty VI
Institute for Urban Planning
FG Planning in the international Context
Sekr. B5,
Hardenbergstr. 40a,
D-10623 Berlin/Germany

E-Mail: Mahrad(a)GP.Tu-Berlin.DE
Tel: +49-(0)30-314-28065,
Web: http://www.tu-berlin.de/~isr/fachgebiete/interkontext/

To see this announcement in German, please go to:

<http://www.kazntu.info/sub/index_de.html>

DEADLINE EXTENSION- Int'l Summer School in Central Asia, July 2006, Bishkek

Posted by: International Summer School <summerschool(a)manas.kg>
Posted: 17 Apr 2006


DEADLINE EXTENSION- Int'l Summer School in Central Asia, July 2006, Bishkek

Second Annual International Summer School
Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University

Application deadline extended to June 31, 2006

History, culture, language, literature, anthropology, sociology, geography, 
economics, current affairs, art, drama, folk music

Program dates: July 13-31, 2006
Venue: Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Online application: http://www.summerschool.manas.kg/form/index.php

Find out more at:

www.summerschool.manas.kg

International Summer School Office
Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University
56, Mira Avenue, Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan
Tel: +996 (312) 55 27 52 ext. 11 09
Fax: +996 (312) 54 39 65
Email: summerschool(a)manas.kg
Webpage: www.summerschool.manas.kg

COURSE OFFERING- Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Caucasus, Malmoe University

Posted by: Karina Vamling <karina.vamling(a)imer.mah.se>
Posted: 6 Apr 2006


COURSE OFFERING- Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Caucasus, Malmoe Univ.

This is to inform you that this autumn semester, at the School of 
International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Malmoe University (Sweden), we 
will offer a new webbased course on conflicts and conflict resolution in the 
Caucasus:

Conflict And Conflict Resolution in the Caucasus

10 credits (15 ECTS credits)

Caucasus is characterized by territorial complexity and high ethnic 
diversity. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the region has witnessed 
a number of violent ethnopolitic conflicts with large refugee flows, 
increasing Islamic fundamentalism, escalating terrorism and other 
destabilizing effects. In the course a selection of conflict cases in the 
region are analysed on the basis of existing conflict theories and models 
for conflict resolution.

The course is in English, is open for applicants from any country with the 
required qualifications and there is no tuition fee.

For more information click here:
http://www.edu.mah.se/IM6002/

Karina Vamling, Associate Professor, Ph.D.
Marta-Lisa Magnusson, Associate Professor, Ph.D.

School of International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER)
Malmoe University
205 06 Malmoe
Sweden

PROGRAM INFO.- Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute, May-July 2006

Posted by: Nathan Belois <Nathan.Belois(a)asu.edu>
Posted: 3 Apr 2006


PROGRAM INFO.- Arizona State University Critical Languages Inst., May-July 2006

The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute (CLI) offers 
nine-week, eight-credit intensive language courses in Albanian 
(introductory), Eastern Armenian (introductory and intermediate), 
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (introductory and intermediate), Macedonian 
(introductory and intermediate), Polish (introductory), and Tatar 
(introductory). ASU tuition is waived for the eight credits -- a savings of 
thousands of dollars per student. The only fee for the course is a $400 
non-refundable registration processing fee.  This year the course will be 

held May 30-July 28, 2006 on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University. 
Classes are Monday through Friday from 8:40 am to noon.

Following the nine-week courses held at Arizona State University, the CLI 
offers two-credit, three-week intensive practicum programs to Tirana 
(Albania), Yerevan (Armenia), Novi Sad (Serbia and Montenegro), Ohrid 
(Macedonia), and Poznan (Poland).  The practicum programs expand language 
skills and introduce students to the culture of the regions where the 
languages are spoken.  Tuition is also waived for the practicum program.  
The programs range in price from $750 to $1,400 (excluding airfare and 
personal expenses).

For class & program information contact:

Critical Languages Institute, Arizona State University
Box 874202
Tempe, AZ 85287-4202
USA
Tel: 480-965-7706
Fax: 480-965-1700
E-Mail: cli(a)asu.edu
Web: www.asu.edu/cli

CLI course offerings subject to sufficient funding and enrollments

For more information and to apply to the CLI, please visit our website 
http://www.asu.edu/clas/reesc/cli/ or contact Ariann Stern at cli(a)asu.edu. 

PROGRAM INFO.- ISES M.A. Program in International and European Studies, Corvinus University, Hungary

Posted by: Inst. for Social and European Studies <postmaster(a)ises-koszeg.t-online.hu>
Posted: 22 Mar 2006


PROGRAM INFO.- ISES M.A. Program in International and European Studies, Hungary

The M.A. Program in International and European Studies Organized by the 
Institute for Social and European Studies (ISES) in collaboration with 
Corvinus University, Budapest provides students with the opportunity to 
obtain theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of international 
relations, economics, political science, history and sociology. ISES 
provides a variety of programs and services during the academic year which 
we hope will make your stay in Hungary a rewarding and enriching experience. 
You will be part of an international student body of approximately 30 
students and have opportunity to meet outstanding professors from around the 
world.

For more information on the MA program, its requirements and application 
form, please see:
http://www.ises.hu/ma200607.html

Duration of the Programme:

3 semesters: This program requires 2 semesters of course work in Koszeg and 
one semester elsewhere for the writing of the thesis.

Fees:

1. Application Fees

When applying for admission every applicant must pay a non-refundable 
application fee. The application fee is valid for only one application for 
admission.

Application Fee: 60 Euros.

2. Tuition Fees

Students pay a tuition fee for the courses and supplementary services 
provided by the university. Proof of payment has to be shown at the ISES 
office before the deadline for payment expires.

Tuition Fee: 2700 Euros/semester.

Deadline for payment of tuition fees:

1st semester: September 15, 2006
2nd semester: February 8, 2007

Application and Tuition fees may be paid in either Euros or Hungarian Forints.

All Payments should be wired to:

Institute for Social and European Studies Foundation
CIB Central European International Bank Rt.
Foter 33

9700 Szombathely
Hungary

Account Number: 10700127-04-76604-51100005
IBAN: HU39107001270457660451100005

Tuition fees do not include housing. We can arrange dormitory housing in a 
double room for 100 Euros/25,000 HUF per month if requested.  Apartments can 
also be found at reasonable rates in the town of Koszeg.

Graduate Internships

Internships will be accepted for a maximum of 15 credits (30 ECTS credits) 
only after certification of successful completion and the successful 
preparation and approval by ISES of an Internship Report.

Visa and Residence Permit

All students who are non-EU nationals and who wish to study in Hungary at a 
higher education institution must obtain a D5 student visa which contains a 
valid residence permit for a given period of time. EU nationals must obtain 
- upon arrival in Hungary - a residence permit allowing them to study in 
Hungary.

If you are a non-EU national and have a residence permit already, but not 
one specified for 'study, or further study' [tanulas, tovabbkepzes], then 
you will need to obtain a D5 (student) visa before being allowed to register 
at the ISES.

For more information on the D5 visa requirements check the following website:
http://www.kulugyminiszterium.hu/Kulugyminiszterium/en

Health Care and Social Security

Students studying at the ISES must have valid medical and health insurance 
for accidents and illness covering the period of their stay in Hungary. 
While some countries have a bilateral agreement with Hungary 
(Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Norway, 
Northern Ireland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan) this 
agreement only covers the cost of emergency medical assistance and is not 
accepted as medical insurance by the immigration authorities when students 
obtain or renew their residence permit. EU nationals can prove health 
insurance with the E-111 form; with a valid E-111 they are entitled to the 
same health care services as Hungarian nationals.

Proof of medical insurance must be shown at the ISES office during the 
orientation week.

For further information please contact the following address:
postmaster(a)ises-koszeg.t-online.hu

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Baltic and East European Graduate School, Sodertorn University College, Sweden

Posted by: Ewa Rogstrom <ewa.rogstrom(a)sh.se>
Posted: 21 Mar 2006


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Baltic and East European Graduate School, Sweden

Ten Ph.D. candidate positions in the humanities and social sciences at the 
Baltic and East European Graduate School, Sodertorn University College, 
Sweden (dnr 146/42/2006).

These positions are open to applicants from Central Asia, the Caucasus, and 
Russia (among other parts of Eastern Europe and Central Eurasia).

Closing date: 21 April 2006

The Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS) is located at the 
Flemingsberg campus of Sodertorns hogskola (University College), Stockholm, 
Sweden.

The focus of the research activities of BEEGS is on the Baltic and East 
European area. Since the Ph.D. students come from about 20 different 
countries, the language of communication is English. Thus, a thorough 
knowledge in written as well as spoken English is required.

BEEGS is part of the Center for Baltic and East European Studies, CBEES, 
which coordinates Baltic and East European research at Sodertorns hogskola, 
organizes conferences and seminars and hosts guest researchers. It is 
financed by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies.

All doctoral students will have a four-year full-time employed doctoral 

position.

The employment will be effective February 1, 2007.

The Graduate School is a cooperative venture between Sodertorns hogskola, 
the University of Stockholm, and other Swedish universities.

The University College places special emphasis on studies concerning such 
themes as Democracy and Welfare; Culture, Ethnicity and National identity; 
Internationalization and the Organization of Society; Society and 
Ecosystems, Educational science and Civic education.

This year we welcome applications in Ethnology, History, Literature, 
Political Science, Rhetoric, Studies of Religions.

Please find more information at: http://www.sh.se/beegs.

How to apply:

Application forms can be downloaded from our web site or requested from 
beegs(a)sh.se.

The application must include three copies of:

1. A completed and signed application form.
2. A statement of your intended Ph.D. research plan, about five-six pages 
   (max. 14.000 characters with spaces/2000 words) in English.
3. Certified transcripts in English or Swedish of previous undergraduate and 
   graduate studies, with grade-point averages.
4. Your Curriculum Vitae.
5. Your academic theses/essays and other relevant scientific publications.

Applications which do not contain all information requested or which are not 
submitted in three complete copies will be disregarded. Applications 
received after the closing date will be disregarded.

Please note that one complete copy of the application will be filed at 
Sodertorns hogskola for two years, in line with the instructions from the 
Swedish National Archives.

For further information contact:

BEEGS secretary Ewa Rogstrom
Tel: +46 8 608 45 40
E-mail: beegs(a)sh.se

Trade-union representatives:

Catarina Ludwig (SACO), Tel: +46 8 608 47 59
Hannele Lilja (ST), Tel: +46 8 608 42 83
Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO), Tel: +46 70 316 43 41

Please send your application to:


Registrator (dnr 146/42/2006)
Sodertorns hogskola,
SE-141 89 Huddinge
Sweden

Your application must have reached Sodertorns hogskola (University college) 
no later than 21 April, 2006.

Ewa Rogstrom
Secretary CBEES
E-mail: ewa.rogstrom(a)sh.se
Tel: +46 (0)8 608 45 40

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- SSRC Eurasia Program/PIIRS Dissertation Development Workshop

Posted by: Holly Danzeisen <danzeisen(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 9 Mar 2006


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- SSRC Eurasia/PIIRS Dissertation Development Workshop

Social Science Research Council and Princeton University Dissertation 
Development Workshop

Russia/Eurasia in World Context: A Dialogue with East Asian Studies

Princeton University, October 6-8, 2006

Application Submission Deadline: April 24, 2006

The Eurasia Program of the Social Science Research Council, in partnership 
with Princeton University's Institute for International and Regional Studies 
(PIIRS), East Asian Studies Program, and Russian and Eurasian Studies 
Program, invites applications for a three-day dissertation development 
workshop that opens up area studies boundaries, encourages interdisciplinary 
conversations and explores the continuities, connections and contrasts that 
can be investigated across the Eurasian/East Asian regions.

Following the workshop on Russia/Eurasia in World Context: A Dialogue with 
Middle East Studies held in 2004, this workshop focuses on a different, but 
analogous, set of cross-regional interactions and comparisons.  It aims to 
investigate commonalities in research agendas and frameworks, as well as 
differences and pitfalls, and to develop new questions through 
juxtapositions.  Discussions should range from interpretive categories 
(empire, nation, the state, gender, modernism, modernity, authoritarianism, 
democracy) to transnational issues (development, trade, governance, private 
corporations, corruption, water, oil, environment, health, disease, 
terrorism, IT, diasporas, cultural exchange, war), to see what does, or does 
not, link Russia/Eurasia with East Asia, as well as to investigate the ways 
in which all regions are constructed in scholarly and public discussions.

Up to twelve graduate students and six faculty discussants will attend the 
2006 workshop.  Participants will convene for three days of intensive and 
critical discussion of the students' dissertation projects, alongside larger 
theoretical and methodological issues.  Graduate students from social 
science disciplines and the related humanities who are at any stage of the 
dissertation process (from proposal to write-up) are eligible to apply.  
Applicants need not possess expertise in both area-studies contexts but 
should work within one or the other area-studies field and possess a 
curiosity to explore potential similarities or differences in subject 
matter, approach, and or methodology across the regional divide.

The SSRC and Princeton University will cover all transportation, 
accommodation, and related expenses for participants.  SSRC and Princeton 
envision continuing with additional workshops to promote dialogues among 
world regions and the disciplines.  Participation in multiple workshops 
would be possible.

Applicants should submit the following material:

 - A five page, double spaced summary of the dissertation project, 
   addressing how their topic speaks to, or can benefit from this particular 
   inter-regional perspective.
 - One letter of academic recommendation from the applicant's primary advisor
 - Curriculum Vitae

If selected, participants will be required to submit a 15-25 page 
dissertation chapter or writing sample.  Selected participants will receive 
detailed information as to the requirements for the writing sample, which 
will be due by September 8, 2006.  The five page application statements, 
writing samples and CVs will be circulated among all conference 
participants.  To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in an 
accredited PhD program, and working at some stage on their dissertation 
projects. A limited number of places will be available for students in 
universities outside the United States and such students are encouraged to 
apply.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, April 24 2006.  
Decisions regarding final participants will be announced by May 22, 2006.

Please address all inquiries and correspondence to the address listed below.

All narrative statements and CVs should be submitted by email, and all 
letters of reference should be sent by post to the address listed above.

Funding is provided by the United States Department of State, Program for 
Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the 
Former Soviet Union (Title VIII) and by Princeton University Institute for 
International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and its East Asian Studies and 
Russian and Eurasian Studies Programs.

Eurasia Program
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
USA
Phone: (212) 377-2700 x 459
Fax: (212) 377-2727
Email: eurasia(a)ssrc.org
Website: http://www.ssrc.org/programs/eurasia

PROGRAM INFO.- Dari Class, March-June 2006, Flushing, New York

Posted by: Rameen Moshref <rameenm(a)aol.com>
Posted: 6 Mar 2006


PROGRAM INFO.- Dari Class, March-June 2006, Flushing, New York

Afghan Communicator is finally able to offer Dari class again. Usually the 
classes took place at Hunter College in Manhattan. However, we are not able 
to use those facilities this year. Therefore we are offering classes at our 
own office conference room, in Flushing - Queens.

Capacity & Location:

In an attempt to keep the classes small, we are limiting the class size to 
10 people. We are conveniently located 5 minutes on foot from #7 train's 
last stop of Main St. It is also easily accessible by car from LIE 495, 
Grand Central Parkway, and Van Wyck Expressway. Flushing has a rich Asian 
neighborhood which you can take advantage of. Furthermore, most of the 
Afghan grocery stores and restaurants are located here.

Eligibility:

The classes are for adults only. Those interested in teaching their children 
please contact our office for the contact of the right person.

Curriculum:

We are offering two different classes.

1. Reading & Writing Session. You will start with the basic alphabet and 
   advance further, placing emphasis on grammar and reading and writing.
2. Conversation Session. You will start with small phrases in formal Dari 
   and advance to basic speech. You will also practice informal Dari of 
   everyday Afghan speech.

We will provide you with basic materials and as you advance we will 
recommend proper books and dictionaries.

Time and Price:

Each session will be for two hours a day, one day a week. It is not required 
to take both sessions. If you are interested in reading and writing and 
don't need the conversation session, then you should only apply for that 
class. You are welcomed to take both classes, as they compliment each other 
and are held in two different days. Each session costs $175 per person. Both 
sessions will cost $300. The handbook is included. The courses will start at 
the middle of March and end toward the middle of June. The courses will be 
during late early evening from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm during weekdays. If there 
is enough demand, we are open to starting another class during the weekend.

Qualification:

The course will be taught by a former Habibia High School teacher with 13 
years of teaching experience. You will get a certificate from AC if you 
successful passed the exam.

Interested individuals please contact Afghan Communicator for more 
information. Please indicate your level of competency in Dari, as well as 
your availability during weekdays and weekends for the class.

Rameen Moshref Javid
Executive Director

Afghan Communicator
Serving the Afghan Community
41-36 College Point Blvd, Suite 2A
Flushing, NY 11355
USA
Tel: 718-445-6438
Fax: 718-762-5575
E-mail: Rameen(a)afghancommunicator.com
Web: www.AfghanCommunicator.com

Afghan Art & Films: http://aff.afghancommunicator.com

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Second International Summer School in Central Asia, July 2006, Bishkek

Posted by: International Summer School <summerschool(a)manas.kg>
Posted: 1 Mar 2006


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Int'l Summer School in Central Asia, July 2006, Bishkek

Second International Summer School in Central Asia

History, culture, language, literature, anthropology, sociology, geography, 
economics, current affairs, art, drama, folk music

Program dates: July 13-31, 2006

Venue: Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Application deadline: May 1, 2006

The Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University cordially invites participants to 
take part in an unforgettable Central Asian cultural and educational Second 
International Summer School during the summer of 2006. The purpose of 
bringing people together for the 19 day event is to offer participants an 
insightful and educational perspective of Kyrgyzstan's people, culture, 
history, and political and economic institutions.

The International Summer School remains the only facility of its kind in 
Central Asia for those who are interested in Central Asian Studies and the 
Turkic World in a historical transition period. Its primary role is to 
promote the exchange of information and to communicate the knowledge and 
experiences of the Kyrgyz nation in various fields through seminars, 
conferences, workshops, and daily Kyrgyz language courses during nineteen 
days of sessions. Lectures and seminars will be complemented by visits, 
field tours, and musical events.

The initiative of creating the intensive summer school program and why it 
will differ from any other "vacation" you have experienced in your lifetime 
is simple: the program is designed to enrich the lives of participants by 
offering an intimate peek at one of Central Asia's most diverse nations. The 
summer school program will include lectures and seminars facilitated by 
internationally acclaimed scholars representing various social institutions 
of the Kyrgyz Republic. In studying the Kyrgyz nation, participants will be 
invited to learn and experience rich and informative presentations devoted 
towards history, culture, music, politics, anthropology, film and theater, 
language and literature, and social life.

Eligibility:  The International Summer School welcomes applicants from a 
wide range of educational backgrounds. Participants for the International 
Summer School are encouraged to be students, scholars, academics, 
professionals, and retirees from 18 to 75 years of age from all parts of the 
world.

The application deadline is May 1, 2006.
(Online application: http://www.summerschool.manas.kg/form/index.php)

Find out more at:

www.summerschool.manas.kg

International Summer School Office
Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University
56, Mira Avenue, Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan
Phone: +996 (312) 55 27 52 ext. 11 09
Fax: +996 (312) 54 39 65
Email: summerschool(a)manas.kg
Webpage: www.summerschool.manas.kg

PROGRAM INFO.- Indiana University's Summer 2006 Workshop in Central Asian Languages

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic Nat'l Resource Ctr. <iaau(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 1 Mar 2006


PROGRAM INFO.- Indiana U.'s Summer 2006 Workshop in Central Asian Languages

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

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

Introductory
Pashto

Course Dates:

June 16 - August 11, 2006

Fellowships available to US citizens and permanent residents.  Fellowship 
applications are due April 1, 2006

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

Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
Indiana University-Bloomington

PROGRAM INFO.- Intensive Tatar, Eastern Armenian, ASU Critical Languages Institute, Summer 2006

Posted by: Ariann Stern <arianns(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 24 Feb 2006


PROGRAM INFO.- Intensive Tatar, Eastern Armenian, ASU Critical Languages Inst.

The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute (CLI) offers 
nine-week, eight-credit intensive language courses in Crimean Tatar and 
Eastern Armenian.  We also offer Albanian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, 
Macedonian, and Polish.  This year the course will be held May 30-July 28, 
2006. Classes are Monday through Friday from 8:40 am to noon.

ASU tuition is waived for the eight credits -- a savings of thousands of 
dollars per student. The only fee for the course is a $400 registration 
processing fee.

Following the nine-week courses held at the Tempe campus of Arizona State 
University, the CLI offers two-credit, three-week intensive practicum 
programs to Tirana (Albania), Yerevan (Armenia), Novi Sad (Serbia and 
Montenegro), Ohrid (Macedonia), and Poznan (Poland).  The practicum programs 
expand language skills and introduce students to the culture of the regions 
where the languages are spoken.  Tuition is also waived for the practicum 
program.

The programs range in price from $750 to $1,400 (excluding airfare and 
personal expenses).

For more information and to apply to the CLI, please visit our website 
http://www.asu.edu/clas/reesc/cli/ or contact Ariann Stern at cli(a)asu.edu.

SCHOLARSHIP- Summer 2006 Intensive Overseas Language Study, CAORC/US Dept. of State

Posted by: Erika Gilson <ehgilson(a)princeton.edu>
Posted: 23 Feb 2006


SCHOLARSHIP- Summer 2006 Intensive Overseas Language Study, CAORC/US State Dept

The United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas 
Research Centers (CAORC) are pleased to announce the availability of 
scholarships for intensive overseas study for Summer 2006 in critical need 
languages such as Arabic, Hindi, Turkish and Urdu.

Application deadline: March 17, 2006

As part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. 
government interagency effort to dramatically expand the number of Americans 
studying and mastering critical need foreign languages, the Department of 
State Critical Language Scholarships will provide funding for U.S. citizen 
undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students to participate in beginning and 
intermediate level summer language programs at American Overseas Research 
Centers.

Scholarship recipients are required to attend a one-day orientation in 
Washington, DC on Friday, June 16.

Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational 
and Cultural Affairs through a grant to the Council of American Overseas 
Research Centers. All program costs are covered for scholarship recipients; 
these include travel between the student's home city, Washington, DC, and 
the place of instruction, room and board.

Applicants will be notified of their award status no later than Friday, 
April 21. We will be in touch with those students selected to participate in 
the program shortly thereafter to arrange for their transportation to 
Istanbul and their initial orientation in Washington, D.C. Students will 
travel as a group to Istanbul, leaving Washington Saturday, June 17, and 
arriving in Istanbul on Sunday, June 18.

Application Deadline: Monday, March 17, 2006

All application forms can be found at:
http://www.caorc.org/language/index.html

PROGRAM INFO.- Masters Degree in International Relations and Russian Studies, Bilkent University, Turkey

Posted by: Hasan Ali Karasar <karasar(a)bilkent.edu.tr>
Posted: 20 Feb 2006


PROGRAM INFO.- Masters Degree in Int'l Relations & Russian Studies, Bilkent U.

Call for Applications

Master's Degree in International Relations and Russian Studies

Center for Russian Studies of the International Relations Department of 
Bilkent University presents Call for Applications for 2006/2007 Master's 
Degree Program in International Relations-Russian Studies track.

Master of International Relations and Russian Studies at Bilkent is an 
intensive two-year program focusing not only on Russia proper but the 
greater "Eurasian" landmass where the Russian Empire, at the beginning of 
the 20th century, ruled over. The program starts with a 12-hours-a-week 
intensive Russian language training and the fundamentals of Russian history, 
politics, economics, demography, and international relations. Students at 
the programme are also encouraged to focus their research on the Caucasus, 
Central Asia, and Black Sea regions.

The teaching activities involve renowned scholars coming from Russia, the 
US, and Europe. The students are able to take elective courses from a very 
wide range of Bilkent offerings.

Bilkent is also the center of attraction for many heads of states, leaders 
and politicians visiting Ankara for delivering lectures, seminars and 
conferences.

The Russian Studies Programme is able to offer a limited number of full and 
half tuition waivers and research assistantships based on the merit of each 
candidate.

The application form and additional information are available at the webpage 
of the Department of International Relations at: http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/~ir/

The deadline for submitting the full application package is June 5, 2006.

For further information please contact:

Dr. Hasan Ali Karasar,
Center for Russian Studies, Bilkent University
Bilkent, Ankara
Turkey
Tel: +90 312 290 1249
Fax: +90 312 266 4326
E-mail: karasar(a)bilkent.edu.tr

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Training Seminar for Policy Research, SSRC Eurasia Program

Posted by: Holly Danzeisen <danzeisen(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 17 Feb 2006


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Training Seminar for Policy Research, SSRC Eurasia Prog.

Social Science Research Council
Eurasia Program

Training Seminar for Policy Research:
'Public Health, Social Welfare Systems, and HIV/AIDS in Eurasia'

June 6-9, 2006
New York City and Washington, D.C.

The Eurasia Program of the Social Science Research Council invites 
applications for the first annual Training Seminar for Policy Research, 
"Public Health, Social Welfare Systems, and HIV/AIDS in Eurasia." The 
seminar will be held June 6-9, 2006 at the SSRC offices in New York City and 
the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 
in Washington D.C. Advanced graduate students and junior faculty in the 
social sciences, humanities and other relevant disciplines who are working 
on health-related and/or other relevant topics with respect to Eurasia are 
encouraged to apply. Candidates need not be working exclusively on topics of 
HIV/AIDS in Eurasia; their work may address issues of public health, welfare 
systems, governance, population change, family networks and community 
dynamics, risk behaviors, and other topics related to the broad rubric of 
the seminar.

Each participant will be tasked with re-examining his/her own research from 
the perspectives of both interdisciplinarity and policy relevance. During 
the four-day seminar, participants will discuss their individual paper 
submissions and research approaches with three senior resource persons.  
Broader issues will be addressed by guest speakers from a cross-section of 
academia, non-profit, government, business and international organizations. 
Participants will benefit from discussions of their own research, expand 
their networks within both academic and non-academic circles, and gain the 
skills and vocabularies to better tailor their work to a broader audience of 
academics, practitioners, and policymakers.

For detailed information on application procedures and eligibility 
requirements, please visit the Eurasia Program online at 
www.ssrc.org/programs/eurasia or contact program staff at eurasia(a)ssrc.org.

Application Deadline: March 22, 2006

Funding for this activity is provided by the United States Department of 
State under the Program for Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the 
Independent States of the Former Soviet Union, Title VIII.

Eurasia Program
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
USA
Phone: (212) 377-2700
Fax: (212) 377-2727

SCHOLARSHIP- Human and Minority Summer Program 2006, Deadline March 23

Posted by: Rainer Ohliger <rohliger(a)sowi.hu-berlin.de>
Posted: 17 Feb 2006


SCHOLARSHIP- Human and Minority Summer Program 2006, Deadline March 23

Call for Applications

Application deadline: March 23, 2006

Humanity in Action (HiA) is an European-American organization that brings 
together European, Georgian and American students with an active interest in 
human and minority rights and the exchange of experiences in defending and 
enhancing them. The organization is devoted to the study and betterment of 
human rights and specifically the relationship between majority and minority 
populations. We invite applications from students with not only an eager 
interest in analysis and discussion but also in grass roots project work. 
The summer program is designed to provide a starting point with regard to 
issues of human and minority rights.

The five summer programs are run simultaneously in Amsterdam, Berlin, 
Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw with a joint opening and closing session. 
Eleven students from Central and Eastern Europe are distributed among the 
five summer programs, with an additional ten Dutch students in Amsterdam, 
ten German students in Berlin, ten Danish students in Copenhagen, ten French 
students in Paris, seven Poles and three Germans in Warsaw and nine American 
students in each of the programs. The summer programs will be followed by a 
10-day seminar in the United States at the end of September 2006, bringing 
together the Fellows from all European participating countries and Georgia 
(see schedule below).

During the Summer Programs in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and 
Warsaw the participants will be offered two weeks of lectures and site 
visits on the topic of how societies deal with their various minorities, 
e.g. religious, ethnic, etc. The focus will be historic as well as 
contemporary. For another two weeks, the Fellows are expected to work in 
teams on specific issues within the framework of the summer school (oral and 
written reports) and make substantial contributions to the success of the 
program. To get a detailed insight into the programs of recent years, see 
personal testimonials by Senior Fellows and read the papers of the Fellows, 
please check our website: www.humanityinaction.org.

HIA does NOT provide "how-to" training for human rights activists. It does 
provide input so that people's volunteer work and professional careers can 
be directed by a well-informed awareness of minority issues. Previous 
Fellows have used the knowledge and experiences gained on the HIA program in 
their community work, their further education and their career paths in 
government, the non-profit sector, media and the private sector.

For our program in summer 2006 (June 3rd to July 4th 2006) we invite 
university students from Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, 
Romania and Ukraine to submit their applications. You need to be permanently 
based in one of these countries as a student and hold the country's 
citizenship. Very good active and passive command of English is mandatory. 
Humanity in Action looks for students who are flexible, mature and 
self-reliant. At the same time students need to be at ease with intense, 
constant group activities and interaction. Students in their first two 
semesters as well as post-graduates (post MA) or Ph.D. candidates cannot be 
considered.

Costs and expenses for accommodation, food and travel will be covered.

Schedule:

 - 3 June to 6 June: Travel to Copenhagen. International opening session in 
   Denmark: Meeting of American, Danish, Dutch, German, French, Polish and 
   Central and Eastern European/Georgian Fellows.
 - 7 June: Fellows go to the five national programs
 - 8 June-3 July: For the remainder of the program, the Fellows in Denmark, 
   Germany, France, The Netherlands and Poland follow approximately the same 
   program: 10 days of seminars focused on the host country's culture,
economy, 
   religions, current tensions between its majority and minority populations, 
   history during the Second World War and subsequent human rights
policies; 10 
   days of research, writing and presenting reports by international teams of 
   Fellows on subjects relating to contemporary minority issues, human rights, 
   and the war period. HIA publishes and distributes these reports.
 - 1-4 July: The Fellows meet in two groups in The Netherlands and Germany 
   and share their experiences and discuss their reports.
 - 4 July: Fellows return to their native countries or place of residence.
 - 24 September-2 October: European Fellows attend weeklong seminars in 
   Washington, DC and New York.

Application Requirements - HiA Summer Program 2006

Application Package:

Return all required information via email to:

Rainer Ohliger
Humanity in Action
Email: r.ohliger(a)humanityinaction.org
Web: www.humanityinaction.org

Applications must be submitted by 23 March 2006

The following information is required from each applicant for the Humanity 
in Action fellowship. It must be submitted IN ONE SINGLE FILE by 23 March, 
2006. An incomplete application will not be considered.

 - application form (see below)
 - curriculum vitae (no more than two pages)
 - one essay of no more than 500 words in which you state your motivation 
   and qualification to participate in the program
 - one essay of no more than 700 words in which you discuss a relevant human 
   rights or minority issue in your native country.

Application forms can be found at:

www.humanityinaction.org

Short-listed applicants will be interviewed by phone or in person 
beginning/midst of April 2006.

The participation of students from Georgia is made possible by The Greenoak 
Group (www.greenoakholdings.com)

PROGRAM INFO.- Azerbaijani Language Classes, March-May 2006, ATCC, Washington DC

Posted by: Mahir Iskender <miskender(a)usacc.org>
Posted: 16 Feb 2006


PROGRAM INFO.- Azerbaijani Language Classes, March-May 2006, ATCC, Wash DC

Learn Azerbaijani!
Spring Classes at the Azerbaijan Trade and Cultural Center in Washington D.C.

March 6, 2006 to May 25, 2006

Azerbaijan Trade and Cultural Center announces that the Spring Term of 
Azerbaijani Language Classes will begin on March 6, 2006. Registration 
deadline is February 28, 2006. Please visit our website at www.usacc.org to 
view the course description and registration form.

Sign up by February 24, 2006 to get an "Ali and Nino" book as a gift from us!

 - Learn the language from native speakers;
 - Practice listening comprehension by listening to CDs and watching videos 
   in Azerbaijani;
 - Separate study groups for children, businesses and professionals;
 - Receive free audio/video materials to practice your language during 
   after-class hours;
 - Private tutoring;
 - Make friends with the Azerbaijani-speaking community in Washington D.C.;
 - Save time and money by not hiring a translator during your research and 
   visits to Azerbaijan.

We look forward to seeing you in our classes!

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

The Azerbaijan Trade and Cultural Center (ATCC) was founded by U.S. 
Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce in September 2000 to promote mutual 
understanding and cooperation between the United States of America and 
Republic of Azerbaijan. ATCC hosts Azerbaijan Gallery, USACC offices and an 
apartment for USACC interns. Located on two floors, the Azerbaijan Gallery 
displays an exhibition of rugs, paintings and ethnic crafts from Azerbaijan. 
The Gallery is open to public from 10.00 p.m. through 6.00 p.m. Monday 
through Friday.

The US - Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) seeks to promote trade and 
investments between the United States and Azerbaijan by rendering various 
business services. USACC actively seeks U.S. and international investments 
and companies whose products and strategic interests can be advanced in the 
Azerbaijani market. It also serve as a liaison between foreign companies and 
Azerbaijani businesses and government officials. To learn more about USACC, 
please visit www.usacc.org

PROGRAM INFO.- Master in Political Science Central Asia Program, OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Posted by: Dinara Asanbaeva <D.Asanbaeva(a)osce-academy.net>
Posted: 15 Feb 2006


PROGRAM INFO.- Master in Political Science Central Asia Program, OSCE Academy

OSCE Academy

Master of Political Science Central Asia Program

Application Deadline: April 15, 2006

The OSCE Academy invites applications for its Master of Political Science 
Central Asia Program. The program starts in September 2006. It 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 to OSCE concepts for the building of 
comprehensive security throughout Europe and particularly in Central Asia.

Applicant Eligibility:

 - Successful completion of an academic degree of higher education (BA, MA, 
   MSc, Diploma) in a related field from a Central Asian or foreign
institution 
   of higher education;
 - Adequate command of Russian and English;
 - The applicants should not be older than 32 years on 1 September 2006;
 - Citizenship preferably of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, 
   Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. Students from other OSCE participating and
partner 
   States can be accepted for the Program on a limited basis.

Financing:

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek covers travel expenses inside Central Asia to 
and from Bishkek and health insurance, and provides monthly grants of 150 
Euros a month plus additional housing allowance. Child allowance and single 
parent support upon request.

Complete applications must be received by April 15, 2006. Applications can 
be downloaded from the Academy website: www.osce-academy.net.

Contact:

Dinara Asanbaeva, Academic Supervisor
Tel: +996 (312) 54-12-00
E-mail: master(a)osce-academy.net

PROGRAM INFO.- Regional Course on Human Rights in the Administration of Justice, OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Posted by: Janyl Bokonbaeva <j.bokonbaeva(a)osce-academy.net>
Posted: 14 Feb 2006


PROGRAM INFO.- Course on Human Rts. in the Administration of Justice

Regional Course on Human Rights in the Administration of Justice

Period: 27 March - 7 April  2006

Organized by: the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and Raoul Wallenberg Institute of 
Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Supported by the Swedish International Development Agency

Working languages: Russian, English

Number of Participants: 25

Application deadline: February 20, 2006

Objective: to introduce international standards in human rights to the 
target group

Classes are a full-day commitment.  Participants are to attend all lectures 
and practical sessions, and have to participate full in the course's 
proceedings.  Certificates will be awarded upon completion of the course.

Eligibility criteria:

 - Citizenship of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and 
Uzbekistan
 - Holding positions in state institutions of justice and law enforcement 
(Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior, courts, penitentiary system, 
etc) or university teachers of law, as well as representatives of profile 
NGOs (human rights, free legal advice)
 - Readiness to attend the courses full working day during the entire period
 - Organizers will reimburse travel and hotel expenses of out-of-city 
participants

How to apply:

Submit properly filled application form (to be downloaded from: 
www.osce-academy.net  or obtained by writing to training(a)osce-academy.net in 
a SINGLE electronic package to the same electronic address OR in a sealed 
envelope, ref: "CAHUMR 2006"to the address below.

No faxed documents are accepted. Deadline for submitting an application is 
20 February 2006, 17:00.  Documents submitted after the deadline will not be 
accepted.  Only short listed and waiting list candidates will be notified.  
Notifications shall be done by email and/or telephone.

For more information regarding this and other training activities of the 
OSCE Academy, such as conference facilities, financial aid and award of 
certificates, please consult www.osce-academy.net/en/trainings/faq

OSCE Academy-Bishkek
1A, Botanichesky pereulok
Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan
Tel.: +996 (312) 54-12-00
Fax: +996 (312) 54-23-13

E-mail: training(a)osce-academy.net
Website: www.osce-academy.net

PROGRAM INFO.- OSCE Academy Mission Preparation Training for Central Asian Nationals

Posted by: Janyl Bokonbaeva <j.bokonbaeva(a)osce-academy.net>
Posted: 14 Feb 2006


PROGRAM INFO.- OSCE Academy Mission Prep. Training for Central Asian Nationals

Regional Training for Central Asia on Mission Preparation

Organized by the OSCE Academy in Bishkek in co-operation with the OSCE 
Office of Human Resources

Funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada

Place: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Time period: 13 - 22 March 2006

Working languages: English

Number of participants: max.20

Application deadline: February 21, 2006

Objectives: to prepare the participants for fieldwork by providing them with 
skills and knowledge necessary to:

 - Be trained in issues of human rights, democratic processes, gender issues 
   in crisis situations;
 - Be sensitive culturally in various environments;
 - Be familiar with the safety and security issues in the missions;
 - Acquire fieldwork techniques and rules, such as monitoring techniques, 
   communication and conflict management techniques, coordination of 
   information and report writing techniques.

Classes are a full-day commitment.  Participants are to attend all lectures 
and practical sessions, and are to participate fully in the course's 
proceedings.  Certificates will be awarded upon completion of the course.

Persons who meet following criteria are welcome to apply:

 - Citizenship of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and 
   Uzbekistan;
 - Holders of positions as upper- and/or mid-level officials in public 
   service as well as representatives (e.g. lecturers and researchers) from 
   academic institutions and non-governmental organizations. Public service 
   officials must be nominated by their respective ministries;
 - Readiness to attend the courses full working day during the entire period;
 - Excellent command of English;
 - Clean driving license

Organizers will reimburse travel and hotel expenses of out-of-city participants

How to apply:

Submit properly filled application form (attached to this letter; can also 
be obtained by writing to training(a)osce-academy.net) in a SINGLE electronic 
package to the same electronic address OR in a sealed envelope, ref: "MPT 
2006"to the address below.

No faxed documents are accepted. Deadline for submitting an application is 
21 February 2006, 17:00.  Documents submitted after the deadline will not be 
accepted.  Only short listed and waiting list candidates will be notified.  
Notifications shall be done by email and/or telephone.

For more information regarding this and other training activities of the 
OSCE Academy, such as conference facilities, financial aid and award of 
certificates, please consult www.osce-academy.net/en/trainings/faq

1A, Botanichesky pereulok
Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan
Tel.: +996 (312) 54-12-00
Fax: +996 (312) 54-23-13

E-mail: training(a)osce-academy.net
Website: www.osce-academy.net

SEEKING PARTNERSHIP- Georgian University Seeking Exchange Partners in US and Europe

Posted by: Ken Goff <kgoff(a)guss.ge>
Posted: 9 Feb 2006


SEEKING PARTNERSHIP- Georgian Univ. Seeking Exchange Partners in US and Europe

My name is Ken Goff and I am an American who is working in Tbilisi as the 
dean of the School of Languages of the Georgian University of Social Sciences.

Our university is seeking to create student-exchange partnerships with 
universities in the United States and Europe.  We can provide Georgian 
language lessons using the latest methodology and produce original materials 
to suit the specific needs of your students.

The materials will be designed by specialists in the teaching of languages 
from our school's methodology center.  These materials will reflect the 
latest developments in communicative methodology and be aimed at adult 
learners.

The lessons will be conducted by Georgians who have served as Language and 
Cross Cultural facilitators for the US Peace Corps.  They have years of 
experience working with adult students of varying backgrounds and abilities. 
 They are familiar with the needs and expectations of Americans, and can 
teach Georgian culture as well as language.

In addition, the School of Languages can offer instruction in other regional 
languages, such as Russian, Armenian, and Azeri if desired.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Ken Goff
E-Mail: kgoff(a)guss.ge

PROGRAM INFO.- Intensive Tatar, Eastern Armenian, ASU Critical Languages Institute, Summer 2006

Posted by: Ariann Stern <arianns(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 24 Feb 2006


PROGRAM INFO.- Intensive Tatar, Eastern Armenian, ASU Critical Languages Inst.

The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute (CLI) offers 
nine-week, eight-credit intensive language courses in Crimean Tatar and 
Eastern Armenian.  We also offer Albanian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, 
Macedonian, and Polish.  This year the course will be held May 30-July 28, 
2006. Classes are Monday through Friday from 8:40 am to noon.

ASU tuition is waived for the eight credits -- a savings of thousands of 
dollars per student. The only fee for the course is a $400 registration 
processing fee.

Following the nine-week courses held at the Tempe campus of Arizona State 
University, the CLI offers two-credit, three-week intensive practicum 
programs to Tirana (Albania), Yerevan (Armenia), Novi Sad (Serbia and 
Montenegro), Ohrid (Macedonia), and Poznan (Poland).  The practicum programs 
expand language skills and introduce students to the culture of the regions 
where the languages are spoken.  Tuition is also waived for the practicum 
program.

The programs range in price from $750 to $1,400 (excluding airfare and 
personal expenses).

For more information and to apply to the CLI, please visit our website 
http://www.asu.edu/clas/reesc/cli/ or contact Ariann Stern at cli(a)asu.edu.

SCHOLARSHIP- Summer 2006 Intensive Overseas Language Study, CAORC/US Dept. of State

Posted by: Erika Gilson <ehgilson(a)princeton.edu>
Posted: 23 Feb 2006


SCHOLARSHIP- Summer 2006 Intensive Overseas Language Study, CAORC/US State Dept

The United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas 
Research Centers (CAORC) are pleased to announce the availability of 
scholarships for intensive overseas study for Summer 2006 in critical need 
languages such as Arabic, Hindi, Turkish and Urdu.

Application deadline: March 17, 2006

As part of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), a U.S. 
government interagency effort to dramatically expand the number of Americans 
studying and mastering critical need foreign languages, the Department of 
State Critical Language Scholarships will provide funding for U.S. citizen 
undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students to participate in beginning and 
intermediate level summer language programs at American Overseas Research 
Centers.

Scholarship recipients are required to attend a one-day orientation in 
Washington, DC on Friday, June 16.

Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational 
and Cultural Affairs through a grant to the Council of American Overseas 
Research Centers. All program costs are covered for scholarship recipients; 
these include travel between the student's home city, Washington, DC, and 
the place of instruction, room and board.

Applicants will be notified of their award status no later than Friday, 
April 21. We will be in touch with those students selected to participate in 
the program shortly thereafter to arrange for their transportation to 
Istanbul and their initial orientation in Washington, D.C. Students will 
travel as a group to Istanbul, leaving Washington Saturday, June 17, and 
arriving in Istanbul on Sunday, June 18.

Application Deadline: Monday, March 17, 2006

All application forms can be found at:
http://www.caorc.org/language/index.html

PROGRAM INFO.- Masters Degree in International Relations and Russian Studies, Bilkent University, Turkey

Posted by: Hasan Ali Karasar <karasar(a)bilkent.edu.tr>
Posted: 20 Feb 2006


PROGRAM INFO.- Masters Degree in Int'l Relations & Russian Studies, Bilkent U.

Call for Applications

Master's Degree in International Relations and Russian Studies

Center for Russian Studies of the International Relations Department of 
Bilkent University presents Call for Applications for 2006/2007 Master's 
Degree Program in International Relations-Russian Studies track.

Master of International Relations and Russian Studies at Bilkent is an 
intensive two-year program focusing not only on Russia proper but the 
greater "Eurasian" landmass where the Russian Empire, at the beginning of 
the 20th century, ruled over. The program starts with a 12-hours-a-week 
intensive Russian language training and the fundamentals of Russian history, 
politics, economics, demography, and international relations. Students at 
the programme are also encouraged to focus their research on the Caucasus, 
Central Asia, and Black Sea regions.

The teaching activities involve renowned scholars coming from Russia, the 
US, and Europe. The students are able to take elective courses from a very 
wide range of Bilkent offerings.

Bilkent is also the center of attraction for many heads of states, leaders 
and politicians visiting Ankara for delivering lectures, seminars and 
conferences.

The Russian Studies Programme is able to offer a limited number of full and 
half tuition waivers and research assistantships based on the merit of each 
candidate.

The application form and additional information are available at the webpage 
of the Department of International Relations at: http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/~ir/

The deadline for submitting the full application package is June 5, 2006.

For further information please contact:

Dr. Hasan Ali Karasar,
Center for Russian Studies, Bilkent University
Bilkent, Ankara
Turkey
Tel: +90 312 290 1249
Fax: +90 312 266 4326
E-mail: karasar(a)bilkent.edu.tr

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Training Seminar for Policy Research, SSRC Eurasia Program

Posted by: Holly Danzeisen <danzeisen(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 17 Feb 2006


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Training Seminar for Policy Research, SSRC Eurasia Prog.

Social Science Research Council
Eurasia Program

Training Seminar for Policy Research:
'Public Health, Social Welfare Systems, and HIV/AIDS in Eurasia'

June 6-9, 2006
New York City and Washington, D.C.

The Eurasia Program of the Social Science Research Council invites 
applications for the first annual Training Seminar for Policy Research, 
"Public Health, Social Welfare Systems, and HIV/AIDS in Eurasia." The 
seminar will be held June 6-9, 2006 at the SSRC offices in New York City and 
the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 
in Washington D.C. Advanced graduate students and junior faculty in the 
social sciences, humanities and other relevant disciplines who are working 
on health-related and/or other relevant topics with respect to Eurasia are 
encouraged to apply. Candidates need not be working exclusively on topics of 
HIV/AIDS in Eurasia; their work may address issues of public health, welfare 
systems, governance, population change, family networks and community 
dynamics, risk behaviors, and other topics related to the broad rubric of 
the seminar.

Each participant will be tasked with re-examining his/her own research from 
the perspectives of both interdisciplinarity and policy relevance. During 
the four-day seminar, participants will discuss their individual paper 
submissions and research approaches with three senior resource persons.  
Broader issues will be addressed by guest speakers from a cross-section of 
academia, non-profit, government, business and international organizations. 
Participants will benefit from discussions of their own research, expand 
their networks within both academic and non-academic circles, and gain the 
skills and vocabularies to better tailor their work to a broader audience of 
academics, practitioners, and policymakers.

For detailed information on application procedures and eligibility 
requirements, please visit the Eurasia Program online at 
www.ssrc.org/programs/eurasia or contact program staff at eurasia(a)ssrc.org.

Application Deadline: March 22, 2006

Funding for this activity is provided by the United States Department of 
State under the Program for Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the 
Independent States of the Former Soviet Union, Title VIII.

Eurasia Program
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
USA
Phone: (212) 377-2700
Fax: (212) 377-2727

SCHOLARSHIP- Human and Minority Summer Program 2006, Deadline March 23

Posted by: Rainer Ohliger <rohliger(a)sowi.hu-berlin.de>
Posted: 17 Feb 2006


SCHOLARSHIP- Human and Minority Summer Program 2006, Deadline March 23

Call for Applications

Application deadline: March 23, 2006

Humanity in Action (HiA) is an European-American organization that brings 
together European, Georgian and American students with an active interest in 
human and minority rights and the exchange of experiences in defending and 
enhancing them. The organization is devoted to the study and betterment of 

human rights and specifically the relationship between majority and minority 
populations. We invite applications from students with not only an eager 
interest in analysis and discussion but also in grass roots project work. 
The summer program is designed to provide a starting point with regard to 
issues of human and minority rights.

The five summer programs are run simultaneously in Amsterdam, Berlin, 
Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw with a joint opening and closing session. 
Eleven students from Central and Eastern Europe are distributed among the 
five summer programs, with an additional ten Dutch students in Amsterdam, 
ten German students in Berlin, ten Danish students in Copenhagen, ten French 
students in Paris, seven Poles and three Germans in Warsaw and nine American 
students in each of the programs. The summer programs will be followed by a 
10-day seminar in the United States at the end of September 2006, bringing 
together the Fellows from all European participating countries and Georgia 
(see schedule below).

During the Summer Programs in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and 
Warsaw the participants will be offered two weeks of lectures and site 
visits on the topic of how societies deal with their various minorities, 
e.g. religious, ethnic, etc. The focus will be historic as well as 
contemporary. For another two weeks, the Fellows are expected to work in 
teams on specific issues within the framework of the summer school (oral and 
written reports) and make substantial contributions to the success of the 
program. To get a detailed insight into the programs of recent years, see 
personal testimonials by Senior Fellows and read the papers of the Fellows, 
please check our website: www.humanityinaction.org.

HIA does NOT provide "how-to" training for human rights activists. It does 
provide input so that people's volunteer work and professional careers can 
be directed by a well-informed awareness of minority issues. Previous 
Fellows have used the knowledge and experiences gained on the HIA program in 
their community work, their further education and their career paths in 
government, the non-profit sector, media and the private sector.

For our program in summer 2006 (June 3rd to July 4th 2006) we invite 
university students from Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, 
Romania and Ukraine to submit their applications. You need to be permanently 
based in one of these countries as a student and hold the country's 
citizenship. Very good active and passive command of English is mandatory. 
Humanity in Action looks for students who are flexible, mature and 
self-reliant. At the same time students need to be at ease with intense, 
constant group activities and interaction. Students in their first two 
semesters as well as post-graduates (post MA) or Ph.D. candidates cannot be 
considered.

Costs and expenses for accommodation, food and travel will be covered.

Schedule:

 - 3 June to 6 June: Travel to Copenhagen. International opening session in 
   Denmark: Meeting of American, Danish, Dutch, German, French, Polish and 
   Central and Eastern European/Georgian Fellows.
 - 7 June: Fellows go to the five national programs
 - 8 June-3 July: For the remainder of the program, the Fellows in Denmark, 
   Germany, France, The Netherlands and Poland follow approximately the same 
   program: 10 days of seminars focused on the host country's culture,
economy, 
   religions, current tensions between its majority and minority populations, 
   history during the Second World War and subsequent human rights
policies; 10 
   days of research, writing and presenting reports by international teams of 
   Fellows on subjects relating to contemporary minority issues, human rights, 
   and the war period. HIA publishes and distributes these reports.
 - 1-4 July: The Fellows meet in two groups in The Netherlands and Germany 
   and share their experiences and discuss their reports.
 - 4 July: Fellows return to their native countries or place of residence.
 - 24 September-2 October: European Fellows attend weeklong seminars in 
   Washington, DC and New York.

Application Requirements - HiA Summer Program 2006

Application Package:

Return all required information via email to:

Rainer Ohliger
Humanity in Action
Email: r.ohliger(a)humanityinaction.org
Web: www.humanityinaction.org

Applications must be submitted by 23 March 2006

The following information is required from each applicant for the Humanity 
in Action fellowship. It must be submitted IN ONE SINGLE FILE by 23 March, 
2006. An incomplete application will not be considered.

 - application form (see below)
 - curriculum vitae (no more than two pages)
 - one essay of no more than 500 words in which you state your motivation 
   and qualification to participate in the program
 - one essay of no more than 700 words in which you discuss a relevant human 
   rights or minority issue in your native country.

Application forms can be found at:

www.humanityinaction.org

Short-listed applicants will be interviewed by phone or in person 
beginning/midst of April 2006.

The participation of students from Georgia is made possible by The Greenoak 
Group (www.greenoakholdings.com)

PROGRAM INFO.- Azerbaijani Language Classes, March-May 2006, ATCC, Washington DC

Posted by: Mahir Iskender <miskender(a)usacc.org>
Posted: 16 Feb 2006


PROGRAM INFO.- Azerbaijani Language Classes, March-May 2006, ATCC, Wash DC

Learn Azerbaijani!
Spring Classes at the Azerbaijan Trade and Cultural Center in Washington D.C.

March 6, 2006 to May 25, 2006

Azerbaijan Trade and Cultural Center announces that the Spring Term of 
Azerbaijani Language Classes will begin on March 6, 2006. Registration 
deadline is February 28, 2006. Please visit our website at www.usacc.org to 
view the course description and registration form.

Sign up by February 24, 2006 to get an "Ali and Nino" book as a gift from us!

 - Learn the language from native speakers;
 - Practice listening comprehension by listening to CDs and watching videos 
   in Azerbaijani;
 - Separate study groups for children, businesses and professionals;
 - Receive free audio/video materials to practice your language during 
   after-class hours;
 - Private tutoring;
 - Make friends with the Azerbaijani-speaking community in Washington D.C.;
 - Save time and money by not hiring a translator during your research and 
   visits to Azerbaijan.

We look forward to seeing you in our classes!

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

The Azerbaijan Trade and Cultural Center (ATCC) was founded by U.S. 
Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce in September 2000 to promote mutual 
understanding and cooperation between the United States of America and 
Republic of Azerbaijan. ATCC hosts Azerbaijan Gallery, USACC offices and an 
apartment for USACC interns. Located on two floors, the Azerbaijan Gallery 
displays an exhibition of rugs, paintings and ethnic crafts from Azerbaijan. 
The Gallery is open to public from 10.00 p.m. through 6.00 p.m. Monday 
through Friday.

The US - Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) seeks to promote trade and 
investments between the United States and Azerbaijan by rendering various 
business services. USACC actively seeks U.S. and international investments 
and companies whose products and strategic interests can be advanced in the 
Azerbaijani market. It also serve as a liaison between foreign companies and 
Azerbaijani businesses and government officials. To learn more about USACC, 
please visit www.usacc.org

PROGRAM INFO.- Master in Political Science Central Asia Program, OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Posted by: Dinara Asanbaeva <D.Asanbaeva(a)osce-academy.net>
Posted: 15 Feb 2006


PROGRAM INFO.- Master in Political Science Central Asia Program, OSCE Academy

OSCE Academy

Master of Political Science Central Asia Program

Application Deadline: April 15, 2006

The OSCE Academy invites applications for its Master of Political Science 
Central Asia Program. The program starts in September 2006. It 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 to OSCE concepts for the building of 
comprehensive security throughout Europe and particularly in Central Asia.

Applicant Eligibility:

 - Successful completion of an academic degree of higher education (BA, MA, 
   MSc, Diploma) in a related field from a Central Asian or foreign
institution 
   of higher education;
 - Adequate command of Russian and English;
 - The applicants should not be older than 32 years on 1 September 2006;
 - Citizenship preferably of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, 
   Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. Students from other OSCE participating and
partner 
   States can be accepted for the Program on a limited basis.

Financing:

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek covers travel expenses inside Central Asia to 
and from Bishkek and health insurance, and provides monthly grants of 150 
Euros a month plus additional housing allowance. Child allowance and single 
parent support upon request.

Complete applications must be received by April 15, 2006. Applications can 
be downloaded from the Academy website: www.osce-academy.net.

Contact:

Dinara Asanbaeva, Academic Supervisor
Tel: +996 (312) 54-12-00
E-mail: master(a)osce-academy.net

PROGRAM INFO.- Regional Course on Human Rights in the Administration of Justice, OSCE Academy in Bishkek

Posted by: Janyl Bokonbaeva <j.bokonbaeva(a)osce-academy.net>
Posted: 14 Feb 2006


PROGRAM INFO.- Course on Human Rts. in the Administration of Justice

Regional Course on Human Rights in the Administration of Justice

Period: 27 March - 7 April  2006

Organized by: the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and Raoul Wallenberg Institute of 
Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Supported by the Swedish International Development Agency

Working languages: Russian, English

Number of Participants: 25

Application deadline: February 20, 2006

Objective: to introduce international standards in human rights to the 
target group

Classes are a full-day commitment.  Participants are to attend all lectures 
and practical sessions, and have to participate full in the course's 
proceedings.  Certificates will be awarded upon completion of the course.

Eligibility criteria:

 - Citizenship of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and 
Uzbekistan
 - Holding positions in state institutions of justice and law enforcement 
(Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior, courts, penitentiary system, 
etc) or university teachers of law, as well as representatives of profile 
NGOs (human rights, free legal advice)
 - Readiness to attend the courses full working day during the entire period
 - Organizers will reimburse travel and hotel expenses of out-of-city 
participants

How to apply:

Submit properly filled application form (to be downloaded from: 
www.osce-academy.net  or obtained by writing to training(a)osce-academy.net in 
a SINGLE electronic package to the same electronic address OR in a sealed 
envelope, ref: "CAHUMR 2006"to the address below.

No faxed documents are accepted. Deadline for submitting an application is 
20 February 2006, 17:00.  Documents submitted after the deadline will not be 
accepted.  Only short listed and waiting list candidates will be notified.  
Notifications shall be done by email and/or telephone.

For more information regarding this and other training activities of the 
OSCE Academy, such as conference facilities, financial aid and award of 
certificates, please consult www.osce-academy.net/en/trainings/faq

OSCE Academy-Bishkek
1A, Botanichesky pereulok
Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan
Tel.: +996 (312) 54-12-00
Fax: +996 (312) 54-23-13

E-mail: training(a)osce-academy.net
Website: www.osce-academy.net

PROGRAM INFO.- OSCE Academy Mission Preparation Training for Central Asian Nationals

Posted by: Janyl Bokonbaeva <j.bokonbaeva(a)osce-academy.net>
Posted: 14 Feb 2006


PROGRAM INFO.- OSCE Academy Mission Prep. Training for Central Asian Nationals

Regional Training for Central Asia on Mission Preparation

Organized by the OSCE Academy in Bishkek in co-operation with the OSCE 
Office of Human Resources

Funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada

Place: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Time period: 13 - 22 March 2006

Working languages: English

Number of participants: max.20

Application deadline: February 21, 2006

Objectives: to prepare the participants for fieldwork by providing them with 
skills and knowledge necessary to:

 - Be trained in issues of human rights, democratic processes, gender issues 
   in crisis situations;
 - Be sensitive culturally in various environments;
 - Be familiar with the safety and security issues in the missions;
 - Acquire fieldwork techniques and rules, such as monitoring techniques, 
   communication and conflict management techniques, coordination of 
   information and report writing techniques.

Classes are a full-day commitment.  Participants are to attend all lectures 
and practical sessions, and are to participate fully in the course's 
proceedings.  Certificates will be awarded upon completion of the course.

Persons who meet following criteria are welcome to apply:

 - Citizenship of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and 
   Uzbekistan;
 - Holders of positions as upper- and/or mid-level officials in public 
   service as well as representatives (e.g. lecturers and researchers) from 
   academic institutions and non-governmental organizations. Public service 
   officials must be nominated by their respective ministries;
 - Readiness to attend the courses full working day during the entire period;
 - Excellent command of English;
 - Clean driving license

Organizers will reimburse travel and hotel expenses of out-of-city participants

How to apply:

Submit properly filled application form (attached to this letter; can also 
be obtained by writing to training(a)osce-academy.net) in a SINGLE electronic 
package to the same electronic address OR in a sealed envelope, ref: "MPT 
2006"to the address below.

No faxed documents are accepted. Deadline for submitting an application is 
21 February 2006, 17:00.  Documents submitted after the deadline will not be 
accepted.  Only short listed and waiting list candidates will be notified.  
Notifications shall be done by email and/or telephone.

For more information regarding this and other training activities of the 
OSCE Academy, such as conference facilities, financial aid and award of 
certificates, please consult www.osce-academy.net/en/trainings/faq

1A, Botanichesky pereulok
Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan
Tel.: +996 (312) 54-12-00
Fax: +996 (312) 54-23-13

E-mail: training(a)osce-academy.net
Website: www.osce-academy.net

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Spring Human Rights School for Young Lawyers, OSCE Academy-Bishkek

Posted by: Janyl Bokonbaeva <j.bokonbaeva(a)osce-academy.net>
Posted: 27 Jan 2006


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Spring Human Rts. School for Young Lawyers, Bishkek

OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Spring Human Rights School for Young Lawyers
13 - 17 March 2006
Number of participants: 25
Working language: Russian
Application deadline: 17 February 2005, 17:00 hrs.

Call for Applications

The Spring School aims at providing graduates from law schools and young 
lawyers with an in-depth insight into the principles and current discussions 
on Human Rights with a special emphasis on the situation in Central Asia.

Lectures and practical sessions are to be conducted by renowned 
international and local experts.

Topics to be covered include:  Theoretical and Historical aspects of Human 
Rights, Institutions and Instruments of Universal Human Rights System, etc.

Practical sessions include: Report Writing, Case Studies and Human Rights 
Fieldwork.

This School is a full day commitment and requires full attendance of all 
sessions and active participation.

Selected participants are to prepare 1) a presentation on national human 
rights protection system, 2) short review on a selected topic in human 
rights.  All reading materials will be sent to selected participants in 
advance and are mandatory for reading. 
Eligibility Criteria:

 - Citizenship of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan;
 - Minimum 4th year in university or university degree in law or 
   international relations;
 - Completion of a study course on international law;
 - No previous completion of an in-depth course on human rights;
 - Excellent knowledge of Russian;

To apply:

Submit properly filled application form (to be downloaded from: 
www.osce-academy.net or obtained by writing to training(a)osce-academy.net), 
plus copy of university transcript ("zachetka") in a SINGLE electronic 
package to the same electronic address OR sealed envelope, ref: "Spring 
School 2006"to the address below.

No faxed documents are accepted. Deadline for submitting an application is 
17 February 2006, 17:00.  Documents submitted after the deadline will not be 
accepted.  Only short listed and waiting list candidates will be notified 
(last date for notifications is 23 February 2006).  Notifications shall be 
done by email and/or telephone.

For more information regarding this and other training activities of the 
OSCE Academy, such as conference facilities, financial aid and award of 
certificates, please consult www.osce-academy.net/en/trainings/faq

1A, Botanichesky pereulok
Bishkek 720044
Kyrgyzstan
Tel.: +996 (312) 54-12-00
Fax: +996 (312) 54-23-13

LECTURE- Bakyt Beshimov, AUCA Speaker Series, Jan. 25, Bishkek

Posted by: Aida Alymbaeva <alymbaeva_ai(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 20 Jan 2006


LECTURE- Bakyt Beshimov, AUCA Speaker Series, Jan. 25, Bishkek

The Speaker Series of American University-Central Asia (AUCA) presents:

The Great Game in Central Asia: What are the challenges and 
prospects for Kyrgyzstan?

Bakyt Beshimov

Jan. 25, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

A series of lectures by prominent people will discuss issues that are 
critical to political, economic, and social development of Central Asian 
countries. This series aims to encourage open debate on key challenges, and 
increase public awareness of important processes taking place in the region. 
The AUCA Public Speaker Series is held on Wednesdays from 16:00 to 17:20 
and open to the public.

Forthcoming presenter:

Bakyt Beshimov
Ph.D. in History, AUCA Vice-President, Ambassador of KR
"Great Game in Central Asia: What are the challenges and prospects for 
Kyrgyzstan?"

Date and time:

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, 16:00-17:20

Venue:

Conference Hall#1
Main Building, AUCA
205 Abdumomunova
Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan
E-mail: pss(a)mail.auca.kg

How to register:

Please RSVP to pss(a)mail.auca.kg giving your name and institution.

This series is arranged by the AUCA Social Research Center.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Workshop on Education Issues, March 2006, Prague

Posted by: Barbara Frye <fryeb(a)tol.org>
Posted: 18 Jan 2006


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Workshop on Education Issues, March 2006, Prague

Applications now being accepted

Journalists in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus 
are encouraged to apply for a workshop on education issues in Prague, Czech 
Republic.

Successful applicants will spend two and a half days learning about 
education issues in the region and getting practical advice on covering the 
topic. Workshop leaders will include experts in the field and experienced 
journalism trainers.

The workshop will take place March 23-25.

Twenty-four journalists will be accepted. Twelve will come from Central 
Asia, the Russian Federation, and the Caucasus, with the remaining 12 coming 
from Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics, and Southeastern Europe.

Travel and lodging expenses will be paid by Transitions Online, the media 
development NGO and Internet magazine.

Applicants should be working journalists, either covering education or with 
a strong interest in the topic. Basic English skills are necessary.

To apply, please send an email to education(a)tol.org, with your CV, a brief 
letter in English explaining why you want to participate in this program, 
and at least one published article, preferably on an education-related 
topic. Applications from journalists from non-EU countries, Central Asia, 
the Russian Federation and the Caucasus, for whom the Czech Republic 
requires tourist visas, will be accepted until Feb. 10. All other 
applications will be accepted until Feb. 17.

Visit our website at www.tol.org for more information about Transitions Online.

This project is funded by the Open Society Institute's Education Support 
Program, which aims to facilitate change in education and national policy 
development in line with the Soros foundation network's mission of promoting 
open society.

SEMINAR SERIES- Winter/Spring 2006, Ctr. for Euro-Asian Studies, Univ. of Reading, UK

Posted by: Yelena Kalyuzhnova <y.kaluyzhnova(a)reading.ac.uk>
Posted: 13 Jan 2006


SEMINAR SERIES- Winter/Spring 2006, Ctr. for Euro-Asian Studies, U. of Reading

The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies Weekly Seminars:

Every Wednesday from 5.00 to 6.00 pm in Room 125, HUMSS
University of Reading
United Kingdom

January 18th, 2006
Dr. Maria Vagliasindi, Senior Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction 
and Development "Does competition matter in transition?"

January 25th, 2006
Professor Alex Kemp, Schlumberger Professor of Petroleum Economics, Aberdeen 
University "Modelling of the Future of Oil and Gas Production in the North 
Sea".

February 1st, 2006
Dr. Christopher Waters, Deputy Director, The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies. 
"Do human rights have a place in oil contracts?"

February 8th, 2006
Mr Sean Walker, Strategy Consultant, GSM Association "GSMA Emerging Markets 
Programs: Telecommunications and the Digital Divide."

February 15th, 2006
Mr Tom Quigley, Vice President, West Siberia Gas, TNK-BP "Succeeding In 
Russia: TNK-BP and the Experience of an Independent Oil Company"

February 22nd, 2006
H.E. Rafael Ibrahimov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the UK 
"Evolution of Diplomacy in Euro-Asia During Transition"

March 1st, 2006
Dr Steven Fries, Deputy Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction 
and Development "Transition report 2005: Business in Transition"

March 8th, 2006
Dr. Jan Suchacek, The Faculty of Economics, VSB-Technical University of 
Ostrava, Czech Republic 'Institutional Dimension of Regional Decline and 
Restructuring in Transitional Economies'

For more information, contact:

Dr Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Director
The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies
The University of Reading
Whiteknights, PO Box 218,
Reading, RG6 6AA
United Kingdom

Tel: 44 118 3786637
Fax: 44 118 3786274
Web: http://www.rdg.ac.uk/IEAS

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Spring Human Rights School for Young Lawyers, OSCE Academy-Bishkek

Posted by: Janyl Bokonbaeva <j.bokonbaeva(a)osce-academy.net>
Posted: 27 Jan 2006


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Spring Human Rts. School for Young Lawyers, Bishkek

OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Spring Human Rights School for Young Lawyers
13 - 17 March 2006
Number of participants: 25
Working language: Russian
Application deadline: 17 February 2005, 17:00 hrs.

Call for Applications

The Spring School aims at providing graduates from law schools and young 
lawyers with an in-depth insight into the principles and current discussions 
on Human Rights with a special emphasis on the situation in Central Asia.

Lectures and practical sessions are to be conducted by renowned 
international and local experts.

Topics to be covered include:  Theoretical and Historical aspects of Human 
Rights, Institutions and Instruments of Universal Human Rights System, etc.

Practical sessions include: Report Writing, Case Studies and Human Rights 
Fieldwork.

This School is a full day commitment and requires full attendance of all 
sessions and active participation.

Selected participants are to prepare 1) a presentation on national human 
rights protection system, 2) short review on a selected topic in human 
rights.  All reading materials will be sent to selected participants in 
advance and are mandatory for reading. 
Eligibility Criteria:

 - Citizenship of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan;
 - Minimum 4th year in university or university degree in law or 
   international relations;
 - Completion of a study course on international law;
 - No previous completion of an in-depth course on human rights;
 - Excellent knowledge of Russian;

To apply:

Submit properly filled application form (to be downloaded from: 
www.osce-academy.net or obtained by writing to training(a)osce-academy.net), 
plus copy of university transcript ("zachetka") in a SINGLE electronic 
package to the same electronic address OR sealed envelope, ref: "Spring 
School 2006"to the address below.

No faxed documents are accepted. Deadline for submitting an application is 
17 February 2006, 17:00.  Documents submitted after the deadline will not be 
accepted.  Only short listed and waiting list candidates will be notified 
(last date for notifications is 23 February 2006).  Notifications shall be 
done by email and/or telephone.

For more information regarding this and other training activities of the 
OSCE Academy, such as conference facilities, financial aid and award of 
certificates, please consult www.osce-academy.net/en/trainings/faq

1A, Botanichesky pereulok
Bishkek 720044
Kyrgyzstan
Tel.: +996 (312) 54-12-00
Fax: +996 (312) 54-23-13

LECTURE- Bakyt Beshimov, AUCA Speaker Series, Jan. 25, Bishkek

Posted by: Aida Alymbaeva <alymbaeva_ai(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 20 Jan 2006


LECTURE- Bakyt Beshimov, AUCA Speaker Series, Jan. 25, Bishkek

The Speaker Series of American University-Central Asia (AUCA) presents:

The Great Game in Central Asia: What are the challenges and 
prospects for Kyrgyzstan?

Bakyt Beshimov

Jan. 25, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

A series of lectures by prominent people will discuss issues that are 
critical to political, economic, and social development of Central Asian 
countries. This series aims to encourage open debate on key challenges, and 
increase public awareness of important processes taking place in the region. 
The AUCA Public Speaker Series is held on Wednesdays from 16:00 to 17:20 
and open to the public.

Forthcoming presenter:

Bakyt Beshimov
Ph.D. in History, AUCA Vice-President, Ambassador of KR
"Great Game in Central Asia: What are the challenges and prospects for 
Kyrgyzstan?"

Date and time:

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, 16:00-17:20

Venue:

Conference Hall#1
Main Building, AUCA
205 Abdumomunova
Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan
E-mail: pss(a)mail.auca.kg

How to register:

Please RSVP to pss(a)mail.auca.kg giving your name and institution.

This series is arranged by the AUCA Social Research Center.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Workshop on Education Issues, March 2006, Prague

Posted by: Barbara Frye <fryeb(a)tol.org>
Posted: 18 Jan 2006


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Workshop on Education Issues, March 2006, Prague

Applications now being accepted

Journalists in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus 
are encouraged to apply for a workshop on education issues in Prague, Czech 
Republic.

Successful applicants will spend two and a half days learning about 
education issues in the region and getting practical advice on covering the 
topic. Workshop leaders will include experts in the field and experienced 
journalism trainers.

The workshop will take place March 23-25.

Twenty-four journalists will be accepted. Twelve will come from Central 
Asia, the Russian Federation, and the Caucasus, with the remaining 12 coming 
from Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics, and Southeastern Europe.

Travel and lodging expenses will be paid by Transitions Online, the media 
development NGO and Internet magazine.

Applicants should be working journalists, either covering education or with 
a strong interest in the topic. Basic English skills are necessary.

To apply, please send an email to education(a)tol.org, with your CV, a brief 
letter in English explaining why you want to participate in this program, 
and at least one published article, preferably on an education-related 
topic. Applications from journalists from non-EU countries, Central Asia, 
the Russian Federation and the Caucasus, for whom the Czech Republic 
requires tourist visas, will be accepted until Feb. 10. All other 
applications will be accepted until Feb. 17.

Visit our website at www.tol.org for more information about Transitions Online.

This project is funded by the Open Society Institute's Education Support 
Program, which aims to facilitate change in education and national policy 
development in line with the Soros foundation network's mission of promoting 
open society.

SEMINAR SERIES- Winter/Spring 2006, Ctr. for Euro-Asian Studies, Univ. of Reading, UK

Posted by: Yelena Kalyuzhnova <y.kaluyzhnova(a)reading.ac.uk>
Posted: 13 Jan 2006


SEMINAR SERIES- Winter/Spring 2006, Ctr. for Euro-Asian Studies, U. of Reading

The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies Weekly Seminars:

Every Wednesday from 5.00 to 6.00 pm in Room 125, HUMSS
University of Reading
United Kingdom

January 18th, 2006
Dr. Maria Vagliasindi, Senior Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction 
and Development "Does competition matter in transition?"

January 25th, 2006
Professor Alex Kemp, Schlumberger Professor of Petroleum Economics, Aberdeen 
University "Modelling of the Future of Oil and Gas Production in the North 
Sea".

February 1st, 2006
Dr. Christopher Waters, Deputy Director, The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies. 
"Do human rights have a place in oil contracts?"

February 8th, 2006
Mr Sean Walker, Strategy Consultant, GSM Association "GSMA Emerging Markets 
Programs: Telecommunications and the Digital Divide."

February 15th, 2006
Mr Tom Quigley, Vice President, West Siberia Gas, TNK-BP "Succeeding In 
Russia: TNK-BP and the Experience of an Independent Oil Company"

February 22nd, 2006
H.E. Rafael Ibrahimov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the UK 
"Evolution of Diplomacy in Euro-Asia During Transition"

March 1st, 2006
Dr Steven Fries, Deputy Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction 
and Development "Transition report 2005: Business in Transition"

March 8th, 2006
Dr. Jan Suchacek, The Faculty of Economics, VSB-Technical University of 
Ostrava, Czech Republic 'Institutional Dimension of Regional Decline and 
Restructuring in Transitional Economies'

For more information, contact:

Dr Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Director
The Centre for Euro-Asian Studies
The University of Reading
Whiteknights, PO Box 218,
Reading, RG6 6AA
United Kingdom

Tel: 44 118 3786637
Fax: 44 118 3786274
Web: http://www.rdg.ac.uk/IEAS

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Peace and Security Studies Master's Course, U. of Hamburg, Germany

Posted by: Anna Kreikemeyer <AnnaKreikemeyer(a)gmx.de>
Posted: 6 Jan 2006


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Peace & Security Studies Master's Course, U. of Hamburg

Invitation for Tender for the Postgraduate Master's Course "Peace and 
Security Studies" 2006/07 at the University of Hamburg Academic Network 
"Peace Research and Security Policy"

1. Principles and Goals of the Course

The postgraduate course "Master of Peace and Security Policy Studies" 
(M.P.S.) is conducted by the University of Hamburg in cooperation with the 
Institut fuer Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik (IFSH) and other 
scientific institutions and partners of the network "Friedensforschung und 
Sicherheitspolitik" (KoFrieS). The Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung (DSF) 
offers 15 scholarships for this course.  The M. P. S.-course is trans- and 
interdisciplinarily orientated. It is meant as a combination of "hands on" 
and classroom-based learning. The course aims at introducing highly 
qualified humanities and sciences graduates from German or foreign 
universities as well as academically qualified, experienced practitioners to 
problems of peace- and security-policy and to fundamental issues relating 
their practical application. Furthermore, the course aims at imparting 
methods and insights of peace research and thus at preparing the students 
for work in peace-studies research and teaching or for practical work for 
national and international organisations, administrations, associations, and 
businesses (e. g. peace-keeping, monitoring, verification, development aid, 
mediation, arbitration, conversion, administration).

2. Admission Requirements

The course is designed for students who wish to work in the fields of peace 
studies or peace- and security-policy. Applicants must have 240 points ECTS 
(usually a four-year course in no matter what discipline) and must have 
achieved an honours degree at a German or foreign university. Applications 
showing professional interest and scientific or practical experience in 
fields related to problems of peace and international security will be 
preferred. As both teaching and research are done in German and English, 
sufficient knowledge of both languages is required. Students may choose 
whether to complete coursework and examinations, including their master's 
thesis, in the English or German language.

3. Language Skills

A good working knowledge of both German and English is required for 
admission. Appropriate evidence must be provided by the applicants.  
Concerning German language skills, the German Language Examination for 
Foreign Students' Admission to University (Sprachpruefung fuer den 
Hochschulzugang auslaendischer Studierender) (DSH), the examination German 
as a Foreign Language, or any examination of equal value are accepted. 
Concerning English language skills, the TOEFL (230 points/ 570 paper-based) 
(www.toefl.org), the IELTS (5.5), the Advanced C, or any examination of 
equal value are accepted. Applicants who are German or English native 
speakers are not required to prove their skills in their native language.

4. Financial Support

The DSF grants a total of 15 scholarships of 1000 Euros each. The Admissions 
Committee decides about who will receive a scholarship. There will be no 
distinctions between German and foreign applicants. Interest in a 
scholarship should be mentioned in the letter of application.  Additionally, 
applicants already holding a scholarship (e.g. a GAES scholarship, see 
www.daad.de) may apply.

5. Detailed information about the course are found at: 
http://www.ifsh.de/IFSH_english/studium/mps.htm

6. Documents in Support of an Application:

 - application form (available online for download) with photo
 - curriculum vitae
 - school-leaver's certificate qualifying for university
   (German "Abitur" or equivalent)
 - certifications of academic degrees and, if at hand, references from 
   previous employers
 - certificates of language skills
 - written acknowledgement of willingness to pay on time, assuming one's 
   application is successful, the one-time fee of 500 Euros,- in accordance 
   with paragraph 27 of the Postgraduate Course Statutes
 - if wanted, statement of interest in applying for a scholarship 
   (informally in covering letter)

Certificates and other documentary evidence must be provided in German or 
English. Translations must be officially certified. Only complete documents 
received on time will be accepted.

7. Applications for the academic year 2006/7 must be received between 
December 15th, 2005  and March 15th, 2006.

Written applications to:

Kooperationsverband Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik Institut fuer 
Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universitaet Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans J. Giessmann
z. Hd. Frau Heinke Peters
Falkenstein 1
D-22587 Hamburg
Germany

Please direct any inquiries to:

Dr. Patricia Schneider
Institut fuer Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universitaet
Hamburg Falkenstein 1 D-22587 Hamburg tel. +49-40-866077-20
Fax: +49-40-8663615
Web: www.ifsh.de
E-mail: schneider(a)ifsh.de

Please read our answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and the 
contents of our homepage beforehand!

Dr. Anna Kreikemeyer
Research Fellow
CORE/IFSH
Falkenstein 1
22587 Hamburg
Germany
Tel: 040-86607767, 39908635
Fax: 040-8663615
Web: www.core-hamburg.de

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- 2006 Fulbright FLTA Program for Tajikistan

Posted by: Maya Vakhobova <VakhobovaMK(a)state.gov>
Posted: 16 Dec 2005


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- 2006 Fulbright FLTA Program for Tajikistan

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural affairs (ECA) is pleased to announce 
the FY 2006 competition for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching 
Assistant (FLTA) Program.

The FLTA program is a nine-month, non-degree program funded by the Bureau of 
Educational and Cultural Affairs aimed at strengthening language instruction 
at U.S. colleges and universities, and some high schools.  This is the first 
time this program has been offered in Tajikistan.

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2006.

Applicants must be English teachers or training to become English teachers 
and at minimum must possess the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor's degree by 
August 2006.  Fluency in English is mandatory, demonstrated by a score of no 
less than 213 (CBT) or 550 (PBT) on the TOEFL.  Applicants must demonstrate 
maturity, dependability, integrity and professionalism.  Applicants must 
return to their home countries upon completion of the nine-month program.  
ECA will not support any extension requests for applicants.  Applicants must 
be between 21 and 29 years old at the time of application.

Candidates will access the on-line application at: 
<https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/flta/>

To receive additional information and applications please contact:

U.S. Embassy
Attn: Maya Vakhobova, Cultural/Education Assistant
10 Pavlova Street
Dushanbe
Tajikistan
E-mail: VakhobovaMK(a)state.gov
Tel: 21-03-48/50/52/54
Fax: 21-03-62

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- July 2006 Summer School, Central European Univ., Budapest

Posted by: Summer University Program <Summeru(a)ceu.hu>
Posted: 14 Dec 2005


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- July 2006 Summer School, Central European U., Budapest

Dear Colleagues,

The Central European University offers 15 courses in the social sciences and 
humanities for graduate students, junior researchers, professors and 
professionals.

The Summer University (SUN) program hosts high-level, research-oriented, 
interdisciplinary and innovative academic courses as well as workshops on 
policy issues for professional development in the social sciences and the 
humanities.

The one- or two-week long courses involve distinguished international 
faculty (including CEU professors), and graduate students, junior or 
post-doctoral researchers, teachers and professionals as participants. CEU, 
located in Budapest, Hungary, offers an exciting interface between East and 
West by having an extremely diverse faculty and student body participating 
in the summer school every year.

The application deadline is February 14, 2006. (Online application: 
https://online.ceu.hu/osun)

Find out more at www.ceu.hu/sun

Summer University Office
Nador utca 9
1051 Budapest
Hungary
Web: http://www.ceu.hu/sun
E-mail: summeru(a)ceu.hu
Tel: 36 1 327 3811
Fax: 36 1 327 3124

PROGRAM INFO.- 2nd International Summer School in Central Asia, July 2006, Bishkek

Posted by: Samara Turdalieva <summerschool(a)manas.kg>
Posted: 6 Dec 2005


PROGRAM INFO.- 2nd Int'l Summer School in Central Asia, July 2006, Bishkek

Second International Summer School in Central Asia

History, culture, literature, anthropology, sociology, geography, economics, 
current affairs, art, drama, folk music

Program dates: July 13-31, 2006

Venue: Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Application deadline: May 1, 2006

Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University International Summer School was 
established to encourage interest and to promote and coordinate information 
about the Turkic Nations of Central Asia in general and about Kyrgyzstan in 
particular.

The International Summer School remains the only facility of its kind in 
Central Asia for those who are interested in Central Asian Studies and the 
Turkic World in a historical transition period. Its primary role is to 
promote the exchange of information and to communicate the knowledge and 
experiences of the Kyrgyz nation in various fields through seminars, 
conferences and workshops during nineteen days of sessions. Lectures and 
seminars will be complemented by visits, field tours, and musical events.

The Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University cordially invites participants to 
take part in an unforgettable Central Asian cultural and educational Second 
International Summer School during the summer of 2006. The purpose of 
bringing people together for the 19 day event is to offer participants an 
insightful and educational perspective of Kyrgyzstan's peoples, culture, 
history, and political and economic institutions.

The initiative of creating the intensive summer school program and why it 
will differ from any other "vacation" you have experienced in your lifetime 
is simple: the program is designed to enrich the lives of participants by 
offering an intimate peek at one of Central Asia's most diverse nations. The 
summer school program will include lectures and seminars facilitated by 
internationally acclaimed scholars representing various social institutions 
of the Kyrgyz Republic. In studying the Kyrgyz nation, participants will be 
invited to learn and experience rich and informative presentations devoted 
towards history, culture, music, politics, anthropology, film and theater, 
language and literature, and social life.

Eligibility: The International Summer School welcomes applicants from a wide 
range of educational backgrounds. Participants for the International Summer 
School are encouraged to be students, scholars, academics, professionals, 
and retirees from 18 to 75 years of age from all parts of the world.

For more information, please visit the International Summer School web site at:

http://www.summerschool.manas.kg

Email: summerschool(a)manas.kg

Telephone: +996 (312) 55 27 52

Fax: +996 (312) 54 39 65

Should you have any questions concerning the program details, please feel 
free to contact with us.

Samara Turdalieva
Executive Secretary
International Summer School
Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University
Tel: +996 (312) 55 27 52 ext. 11 09
Fax: +996 (312) 54 39 65
Email: summerschool(a)manas.kg
Webpage: www.summerschool.manas.kg

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Open Society Institute East East Program

Posted by: Geszti Judit <geszti(a)soros.hu>
Posted: 23 Nov 2005


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Open Society Institute East East Program

More information:

Website: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/east/about
E-mail: geszti(a)soros.hu (Geszti Judit, Program coordinator)

Open Society Institute, London - East East Programme: Partnership Beyond 
Borders

Application deadline: at least three months before a project is planned to 
begin

The East East Program: Partnership Beyond Borders is one of the initiatives 
implemented by the Open Society Foundation in London (a registered UK 
charity).  The program supports international exchanges that bring together 
civil society actors to share ideas, information, knowledge, experiences, 
and expertise and to support practical actions that result from that 
networking.

The East East Program: Partnership Beyond Borders provides financial and 
human resources that enable civil society actors to:

 - Build and/or strengthen resources and expertise
 - Share best practices/lessons learned in social transformation
 - Collaborate on innovative solutions to common challenges
 - Create and/or strengthen international advocacy coalitions.

The program gives priority to long-term initiatives with clear goals and 
realistic potential for effecting positive change, for example, by:

1) Empowering marginalized and/or vulnerable sectors of society;
2) Promoting cultural, ethnic, and social diversity;
3) Managing the impact of social, economic, and political change;
4) Making information accessible and available to the public;
5) Encouraging public engagement and empowerment in civic dialogue.

The program responds to the needs of people in many diverse societies and 
empowers them to work beyond borders to achieve shared goals and leverage 
international experiences and perspectives to promote an innovative social 
agenda.

The East East Program: Partnership Beyond Borders is implemented by the 
Soros foundations. Applications are received and reviewed by these foundations.

In 2005 the East East Program: Partnership Beyond Borders launched a 
Subprogram for European Integration. This subprogram will prioritize 
cooperation among new EU member states, candidate and potential candidate 
countries, and the EU eastern neighbours. Specifically, the subprogram seeks 
to leverage and maximize EU accession experiences in Central Europe to 
future EU member countries and EU eastern neighbours. The subprogram will 
seek to discover and inspire the new vision and energy required to address 
civil society collaboration among new EU member states, future member 
states, and the EU eastern neighbourhood. The subprogram is open to Albania, 
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech 
Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, 
Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, 
Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Application Information:

The East East Program does not accept applications centrally. For more 
information, please contact the appropriate East East Program coordinator.  
Applicants are requested to provide complete project information according 
to the Project Application Form.

Deadlines and decision process

The East East Program coordinator in the Soros foundation in the country in 
which a project is to take place evaluates project proposals. After this, 
proposals are sent for further review to the East East Program network and 
finally, submitted to the management in the Open Society Institute-London 
for final decision. Proposals must be received by the program management at 
least three months before a project is planned to begin.

Financial Support:

The East East Program should not be the only source of financial support for 
a project. Sources of financial support and/or in-kind contributions must be 
stated in the project application.

For seminars, roundtables and exchange visits, financial support may be 
requested for accommodation; meals; in-country travel; translation; 
printing/publication of project results; and, reasonable administrative 
expenses to prepare the project. If other expenses are requested, the 
organizer must provide complete budget detail and explanation.  For other 
types of cooperative projects, the organizer must provide complete budget 
details and explanation of requested expenses.

nb. Reasonable administrative expenses may include communication (telephone, 
fax, postage) and preparation of project materials. The program does not 
support purchase or rental of equipment or office supplies to maintain 
equipment; fees for services provided by the organizer; organizer's staff 
salaries; general overhead costs.

Participation:

If this project is accepted for East East Program support, travel expenses 
of participants will be requested through the East East Program in the 
foundations of the Soros foundation network.

Decisions about supporting participants to projects are made by the 
foundations. Fundamental to the East East Program is that network of 
national foundations have opportunities to identify and select participants 
to projects supported in the East East Program.

A project organizer may suggest participants to a project. A participant 
suggested by an organizer may apply to the East East Program coordinator in 
the foundation in his/her country. The organizer is responsible to inform 
suggested participants to apply to the foundations for consideration of East 
East Program support. East East Program support is not guaranteed for 
participants suggested by an organizer; there is no guarantee that a 
foundation will support participants suggested by an organizer. Organizers 
are asked to provide complete and detailed information about suggested 
participants, including name and title, professional responsibilities and 
reasons suggested to attend a project.

More information:

Website: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/east/about
E-mail: geszti(a)soros.hu (Geszti Judit, Program coordinator)

COURSE INFO.- Urban Renewal in Pir-e-Bazar, Iran, Winter 2005/2006, Tech. Univ. of Berlin

Posted by: Asad Mahrad <Mahrad(a)gp.tu-berlin.de>
Posted: 14 Nov 2005


COURSE INFO.- Urban Renewal in Pir-e-Bazar, Iran, Winter 2005/2006, TU-Berlin

Winter Semester 2005/2006

Urban renewal studies project & studio in the Iranian part of the Caspian 
Sea Region / Urban renewal in Pir-e-Bazar, City of Rasht; Gilan Province, Iran

In the academic year 2005/06, the new established Institute for Urban & 
Regional Planning of Gilan University and the Unit of "Planning in the 
International context" at the "Institut fuer Stadt- & Regionalplanung-ISR" 
of the Technical University of Berlin will undertake a joint study 
project/studio:

Urban renewal in Pir-e-Bazar, City of Rasht; Gilan Province, Iran

Course description in English and German below:

Winter semester 2005/06
Tuesdays 10:00 - 14:00 h
Lecture room B 224
Building B (TU Berlin main campus

Lecturer: Asad Mahrad
Tutor: Ariane Sept

Student Project: Urban Renewal in Pir-e-Bazar

One of the most important challenges for the new Iranian government is 
surely the supply of housing with minimum standards (connection to public 
infrastructure) also for the poor population. In the past the housing 
problem was one of the reasons for the Islamic Revolution in 1978 and the 
fall of the Shah.

Our student project considers these conditions as its basic framework and 
deals with the city of Rasht.

Starting Point:

The city of Rasht is the capital of the Iranian province Guilan in the 
northwest of the country, close to the Caspian Sea. The settlement area 
Pir-e-Bazar (English: Old Market) is situated on the edge of the city along 
the street running between Rasht and the Caspian port Bandar Anzali. From an 
administrative point of view the southern part belongs to the city of Rasht 
while the northern area is part of Shahrestan (county) Khoman.

During the 19th century Pir-e-Bazar got its name as a little market place 
where fishers passed from the Caspian Sea to provide Rasht with fresh fish. 
It became a little famous for a short period in 1882 when the last station 
of a 9 kilometre long railway line from Rasht was built here. The Belgian 
entrepreneur Boitel built this railway line as reference object for a 
planned railway connection between Rasht and Tehran which was then 
constructed many years later under Shah Reza.

In the beginning of the 20th century Pir-e-Bazar's situation changed because 
of a new overland street in the western part. Transport by trucks became 
more and more important; and the old fashioned boat and railway 
transportation in Pir-e-Bazar were not competitive anymore. Traders left the 
place; and only rice farmers remained.

High population growth between the mid 1970s and the beginning of the 1980s, 
and again from 2000 led to new settlement activities in the whole area. 
Today the majority of the population in Pir-e-Bazar is considered to be 
poor. Insufficient infrastructure supply, complicated administrative 
responsibilities and the informal character of Pir-e-Bazar are just a few 
examples which cause dissatisfaction among the inhabitants. One of the most 
exclusive places of Rasht with the highest land prices is the quarter 
Golshar. These both areas - Golshar and Pir-e-Bazar - are separated only by 
the river in the east of Pir-e-Bazar. Due to this extreme neighbourhood 
situation many further problems arose during the last years. Solutions are 
absolutely needed.

The project:

The project takes place during the academic year 2005-2006 at Technical 
University Berlin. After a short introduction to the country and its 
specific situation there will be a first meeting with a student group from 
Iran in November 2005. During 10 days participants from both countries will 
get to know each other, their different cultures and get a first 
introduction to the project's area Pir-e-Bazar. Students from Berlin will 
then go to Rasht in the end of November. They have the chance to analyse the 
area under different topics such as economy, housing, waste and water issues.

Our Iranian partner is the Faculty of Architecture of Gilan University.

Working languages are English and German.

Stadterneuerung in Pir-e-Bazar

Die Bereitstellung von ausreichendem Wohnraum mit Mindeststandards 
(Anschluss an oeffentliche Infrastrukturleistungen) auch fuer die unteren 
Bevoelkerungsschichten stellt eine grosse Herausforderung fuer die neue 
iranische Regierung dar. In der Vergangenheit war das ungeloeste 
Wohnraumproblem fuer die aermere Bevoelkerung unter anderem eine der 
Ursachen fuer die Islamische Revolution von 1978 und letztendlich fuer den 
Sturz des Schahs. Vor dem Hintergrund dieser Problematik wurde das hier zu 
bearbeitende deutsch-iranische Stadtplanungskonzept entwickelt.

Ausgangslage:

Die im Projekt zu betrachtende Stadt Rascht ist die Hauptstadt der 
iranischen Provinz Gilan im Nordwesten des Landes am Kaspischen Meer. Das 
Siedlungsgebiet Pir-e-Bazar (dt. Alter Markt)befindet sich am Stadtrand 
entlang der alten Ausfallroute zwischen Rascht und der kaspischen Hafenstadt 
Bandar Anzali. Geteilt durch die Stadtgrenze gehoert der suedliche Bereich 
administrativ zur Stadt Rascht, der noerdliche Teil jedoch bereits zum 
angrenzenden Shahrestan (Landkreis) Khoman. Seinen Namen erhielt die 
Siedlung durch einen kleinen Marktflecken am Fluß Sepidroud, zu dem im 19. 
Jahrhundert Fischer vom Kaspischen Meer mit ihren kleinen Booten gelangten, 
um die Stadtbevoelkerung mit Seefisch zu versorgen. Eine gewisse 
Beruehmtheit erlangte der Ort fuer kurze Zeit als Endpunkt einer ueber 9 
Kilometer langen Eisenbahnlinie aus Rascht, die von dem belgischen 
Unternehmer Boitel im Jahre 1882 als Referenzstrecke aufgrund einer 
Konzessionsvergabe fuer einen geplanten Eisenbahnbau seitens des damaligen 
Schahs erworben worden war. Geplant war damals die Errichtung einer 
Eisenbahnlinie zwischen dem Kaspischen Meer und Teheran. Dieses Projekt 
wurde allerdings erst waehrend der Herrschaftsperiode Reza Schahs in der 
Zeit von 1928-1931 verwirklicht.

Ein weiter westlich realisiertes Strassenprojekt fuehrte in den 1920er 
Jahren zu einem verstaerkten Einsatz von LKW im iranischen Transportwesen 
mit der Folge, dass der Warenumschlag vom Boot auf Fuhrwerke nicht mehr 
konkurrenzfaehig war. Pir-e Bazar wurde von den Haendlern wieder verlassen 
und wurde wie zuvor eine Ansammlung von Gehoeften der oertlichen Reisbauern.

Einen neuen Anlauf zur Besiedlung erhielt das Gebiet waehrend des starken 
Bevoelkerungswachstums ab Mitte der 1970er Jahre bis Anfang 1980 und 
letztlich seit dem Jahr 2000. Das nahezu ausschliesslich von unteren 
Einkommensschichten bewohnte Pir-e Bazar grenzt im Osten - lediglich durch 
den Flusslauf des Sepidroud getrennt - an den Stadtteil Golshar, das 
exklusivste Stadtviertel von Rascht, in dem die hoechsten Bodenpreise im 
Wohnsegment erzielt werden. Diese Lage fuehrt zu sozialen Problemen, die 
neben anderen Defiziten wie ungenuegende Infrastrukturausstattung, eine 
unterschiedliche administrative Zuordnung der Siedlungsteile und der 
informelle Charakter des Wohngebietes Zuendstoff fuer Unzufriedenheit in der 
Bevoelkerung sind. Loesungen fuer die draengenden Probleme des Quartiers 
sind somit dringend erforderlich.

Arbeitsfelder des Projektes:

Neben einer kurzen aber obligatorischen Landeseinfuehrung am Anfang des 
Semesters wird Ende Oktober in einem Workshop am ISR gemeinsam mit 
iranischen Studierenden der Universitaet Gilan das Projektgebiet 
vorgestellt, und es wird mit ersten Gruppenarbeiten begonnen. Der 
Gegenbesuch der Berliner Teilnehmer/innen und die Exkursion in das 
Projektgebiet in Rascht sind fuer Nov./Dez.  2005 geplant. Unser Partner vor 
Ort in Rascht ist die Fakultaet fuer Architektur der Universitaet Gilan.

Further information:

TU Berlin/Institut fuer Stadt- und Regionalplanung
FG Raumplanung im internationalen Kontext
Asad Mahrad
Sekr. B5/ Hardenbergstr. 40a
D-10623 Berlin
Germany
E-mail: interkontext(a)isr.tu-berlin.de
Web: http://www.tu-berlin.de/fb7/isr/fachgebiete/interkontext/en/en_index.html

PROGRAM INFO.- Chechnya After Maskhadov Conf., SOAS, Univ. of London, Nov. 25, UK

Posted by: Jane Savory <js64(a)SOAS.AC.UK>
Posted: 4 Nov 2005


PROGRAM INFO.- Chechnya After Maskhadov Conf., SOAS, Univ. of London, Nov. 25

The Centre of Contemporary Central Asia & the Caucasus and MARCCH (Medical 
Aid and Relief for Children of Chechnya) wish to announce the jointly 
organised conference: Chechnya After Maskhadov, to be held on Friday 25th 
November in the Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre at SOAS.

An important one day conference:

A panel of experts and distinguished speakers will be setting the present 
conflict in context.

Conference Programme

8.45 Registration
9.30 Lord Rea - Opening Remarks

Political Section

9.45 Lord Judd Ex-Rapporteur for Chechnya and Ex-Member of the Parliamentary 
Assembly of the Council of Europe
10.00 Akhmad Zakaev, Ex-European Envoy of the late President Maskhadov
10.15 Jeremy Corbyn, Labour MP for Islington North
10.30 Paul Goble, Commentator on Russian affairs, ex-Chief (Radio Liberty)
10.45 Q & A
11.05 Tea & Coffee Break

Humanitarian Section

11.30 Madina Megamadova, Chair, Mothers of Chechnya
11.45 Dr. Khassan Baiev, Surgeon and Author
12.00 Dr. Natalia Estemirova,  Memorial, Grozny
12.15 Q & A
12.40 Lunch Break

Socio-Economic/Military Section

14.40 Andrew Jack, Journalist, FT and Author
14.55 Chris Langton, Military Specialist
15.10 Oksana Antonenko, Institute of International Strategic Studies
15.30 John Russell, Bradford University
15.45 Q & A
16.10 Tea & Coffee Break

Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

16.35 Bill Bowring, Professor of International Law
16.50 Daniel Schriber, Deputy Head of operations for Eastern Europe, ICRC
17.05 Muhammad Shishani, Vice-Chair of Chechen World Congress
17.20 Steve Crawshaw, Director, Human Rights Watch, UK

Free Teas and Coffees will be available during the 11am and 4pm breaks

In addition to the enclosed list of speakers a 48 minute film called, 
'Russia/Chechnya: Voices of Dissent' will be shown. This was directed by 
Carlo Nero and produced by Vanessa Redgrave and will be introduced either by 
Carlo or Vanessa Redgrave on the day!

Please note that places are filling up quickly and that tickets will be sold 
on a first come, first served basis.

Please book in advance.  Only a few tickets will be available on the day.  
Tickets £15 (£5 concessions).

If you wish to book in advance for the conference please call MARCCH on 020 
8883 8999 or email info(a)marcch.org.

For further information please contact Sara Hamza on 020 7898 4893 or email 
sh87(a)soas.ac.uk (please DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL)

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell 
Square, London WC1H 0XG

Kind regards,

Sara Hamza
E-mail: sh87(a)soas.ac.uk

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Mission Preparation and Election Observation Training for Central Asia

Posted by: Janyl Bokonbaeva <j.bokonbaeva(a)osce-academy.net>
Posted: 28 Oct 2005


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Mission Prep. & Election Observation Training for C Asia

Regional Training for Central Asia on Mission Preparation and Election 
Observation

Training will be conducted by the OSCE Office of Human Resources and funded 
by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The program will take place at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, 
21-25 November 2005.

Application Deadline: November 4, 2005

20 participants from 5 Central Asian countries will be accepted into the 
program, which is primarily designed for upper- and/or mid-level officials 
in public service as well as representatives (e.g. lecturers and 
researchers) from academic institutions and non-governmental organizations. 
Public service officials must be nominated by their respective ministries. 
The selection of participants will be done by the OSCE Academy in Bishkek.

All participants completing the program with full attendance will receive a 
certificate.

All participants MUST speak English on a very good level. English is 
important due to the fact that field missions and election observations 
require work in a multi-lingual environment where English is absolutely 
necessary. Candidates that do not master English will not be selected or 
will be dropped from the training.

Applications should be filled out in English on the attached application 
form and include a recent photograph and required information and documents. 
The form can also be downloaded from the website of the OSCE Academy in 
Bishkek at www.osce-academy.net. No other application forms or procedures 
are accepted.

Only candidates from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and 
Uzbekistan are eligible for the program.

Selected candidates will receive a scholarship from the OSCE Academy in 
Bishkek covering all costs for participation in the program, including visa, 
travel (economy class), participation fee, accommodation and meals 
(excluding dinners). Personal expenses are not included.

The application form should be submitted to the OSCE Academy in Bishkek.

OSCE Academy in Bishkek
1 A Botanichesky Pereulok
Bishkek 720044
Kyrgyzstan
Tel.: +996 312 541200, 543200
Fax: +996 312 542313
E-mail: j.bokonbaeva(a)osce-academy.net

Subject: MPT 2005

Closing date for applications is 4 November 2005, till 16:00 Bishkek time.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- SSRC Eurasia Program Dissertation Development Workshop

Posted by: Holly Danzeisen <danzeisen(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 12 Oct 2005


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- SSRC Eurasia Program Dissertation Development Workshop

Governance and Mobility in Eurasia: Continuity and Discontinuity

University of Wisconsin, Madison
March 31- April 2, 2006

Application Deadline: November 30, 2005

The Eurasia Program of the Social Science Research Council invites 
applications for a three-day dissertation development workshop, focusing on 
issues of governance and mobility in Eurasia. The proposed research may 
examine any aspect of governance and mobility, both broadly conceived, in 
historical, contemporary, or comparative perspective.

For purposes of the workshop, governance is understood as processes of 
interaction through which power is exercised in the distribution of 
economic, political and cultural resources among and between individuals, 
groups, and socio-political institutions. Mobility is conceptualized as both 
spatial and socio-economic relocation, reorganization and change. These 
processes and dynamics can be examined at global, regional, national and 
local levels.

Graduate students from relevant social science and humanities disciplines, 
who are at any stage of the dissertation process (from proposal to 
write-up), and whose projects examine Eurasia (including the Russian Empire, 
Soviet Union, and New States of Eurasia) are eligible to apply.

If selected, participant costs will be fully covered by the SSRC.  Funding 
for this workshop is provided by the United States Department of State, 
Program for Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the Independent 
States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII).

Additional information, including application details, can be found on our 
website, www.ssrc.org/programs/eurasia/Title8_Dissertation_Workshops/.

Eurasia Program
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
USA
Phone: 212-377-2700
Fax: 212-377-2727

PROGRAM INFO. Second Int'l Summer School in Central Asia, July 2006, Bishkek

Posted by: Samara <summerschool(a)manas.kg>
Posted: 12 Oct 2005


PROGRAM INFO. Second Int'l Summer School in Central Asia, July 2006, Bishkek

Second International Summer School in Central Asia

Program dates: July 13-31, 2006

Venue: Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Application deadline: May 1, 2006

Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University International Summer School was 
established to encourage interest and to promote and coordinate information 
about the Turkic Nations of Central Asia in general and about Kyrgyzstan in 
particular.

The International Summer School remains the only facility of its kind in 
Central Asia for those who are interested in Central Asian Studies and the 
Turkic World in a historical transition period. Its primary role is to 
promote the exchange of information and to communicate the knowledge and 
experiences of the Kyrgyz nation in various fields through seminars, 
conferences and workshops during nineteen days of sessions. Lectures and 
seminars will be complemented by visits, field tours, and musical events.

The Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University cordially invites participants to 
take part in an unforgettable Central Asian cultural and educational Second 
International Summer School during the summer of 2006. The purpose of 
bringing people together for the 19 day event is to offer participants an 
insightful and educational perspective of Kyrgyzstan's peoples, culture, 
history, and political and economic institutions.

The initiative of creating the intensive summer school program and why it 
will differ from any other "vacation" you have experienced in your lifetime 
is simple: the program is designed to enrich the lives of participants by 
offering an intimate peek at one of Central Asia's most diverse nations. The 
summer school program will include lectures and seminars facilitated by 
internationally acclaimed scholars representing various social institutions 
of the Kyrgyz Republic. In studying the Kyrgyz nation, participants will be 
invited to learn and experience rich and informative presentations devoted 
towards history, culture, music, politics, anthropology, film and theater, 
language and literature, and social life.

Eligibility:

The International Summer School welcomes applicants from a wide range of 
educational backgrounds. Participants for the International Summer School 
are encouraged to be students, scholars, academics, professionals, and 
retirees from 18 to 75 years of age from all parts of the world.

Estimated program cost:

The cost of the International Summer School Program will be between $1,100 
to $1,500 per participant according to the preference of the accommodation. 
The ISS fee will cover all tuition, accommodation, meals, excursions and 
transportation within Kyrgyzstan.

An official letter of invitation to attend the Summer School Program will be 
forwarded to any individual upon request to assist in obtaining a visa to 
enter Kyrgyzstan or for any other reason.

Should you have any questions concerning the program details, please feel 
free to contact with us:

Web: www.summerschool.manas.kg
Email: summerschool(a)manas.kg
Telephone: +996 (312) 55 27 52
Fax: +996 (312) 54 39 65

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION- Seminar in Qualitative Research, Nov. 25-29, Almaty

Posted by: Tatyana Yarkova <tyarkova(a)bilim.kz>
Posted: 11 Oct 2005


CALL FOR PARTICIPATION- Seminar in Qualitative Research, Nov. 25-29, Almaty

Corporate Educational Foundation "Bilim-Central Asia"

Central Asian Resource Center

With the Support of Higher Education Support Program and Special and 
Extension Projects Office of the Central European University

Invites Scholars with a Research Interest in Post-Communist Central Asia to 
Take Part in Its Regional Seminar

Beyond Survey Sociology: Qualitative Methods of Research
November 25-29, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Application deadline: Nov. 1, 2005

The primary target group of the seminar is young researchers and teachers 
currently engaged in social research on Central Asia and/or teaching a 
course in research methods at one of Central Asian Universities. The seminar 
aims to engage the participants into a critical and reflexive discussion of 
research as a complex and logically integrated process beginning with 
research philosophy, researchers' moral standing and their vision of their 
position in relation to the social processes they observe, to building a 
coherent and sound research design and justification of choice of specific 
research techniques.

Besides, the seminar is aimed at promoting a more diversified and engaging 
teaching of research methods courses, with the involvement of students into 
research process and encouraging them to critically re/think research as not 
just a process meant to describe and analyze the surrounding reality, but as 
a potential instrument of constructing frameworks of perception and 
re/producing of the existing social and political order.

Participants of the seminar will not only be able to examine in great detail 
the specific qualitative research techniques and methods of developing 
students' research skills, but will have an opportunity to discuss with 
their colleagues from the Central Asian region and other countries the 
problems social researchers face in this region, at technical as well as 
cultural and political levels. What conditions the choice of the most 
popular research themes on Central Asia? Why do local researchers opt 
primarily for quantitative research? Why issues of research ethics and 
researcher's moral standing are not on the local agenda? What are the 
paradigmatic differences between the kind of research done by western and 
local scholars on this region? What are the problems on Central Asian 
research field generally - among many others, those are the questions that 
the seminar plans to address.

Travel costs, board and lodging are covered for Central Asian participants. 
To apply, please send a CV and a letter of interest to the e-mail or postal 
address below.  All applications should arrive no later than November 1, 2005.

For inquiries, or application forms, please contact:

Tatiana Yarkova
Academic Leader in Sociology
Central Asian Resource Centre
Abylai-khan 65, kv. 12, 050004
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Tel/fax: +7-3272-597618
E-mail: tyarkova(a)bilim.kz

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Conflict Prevention Training for Central Asia, Oct. 2005

Posted by: Janyl Bokonbaeva <j.bokonbaeva(a)osce-academy.net>
Posted: 26 Sep 2005


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Conflict Prevention Training for Central Asia, Oct. 2005

Call for Applications

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek (AiB) together with the Institute for 
Integrative Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (IICP) and the 
Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) are 
announcing a call for applications for the Regional Training for Central 
Asia on Conflict Prevention to be held at the premises of the AiB during the 
period of 24-28 October 2005.

Aim: the objective of the training is to enhance the participants' capacity 
in conflict management and resolution.

Target group: the program is primarily designed for representatives of 
NGO's, government officials and academics with an interest in the issues of 
conflict prevention. The organizers aim for an even distribution from the 
countries of the region and for a gender balance among the participants.  
Only nationals of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and 
Uzbekistan are eligible to apply.

The application deadline is Sunday October 2, 2005, 15:00 GMT.  Applications 
received after this date and time will not be considered.

Please feel free to forward this call for applications to the largest 
possible circle of qualified individuals.

For further details, please contact the OSCE Academy in Bishkek by phone: 
+996 (312) 54 32 00, fax: +996 (312) 54 23 13 or by e-mail: 
j.bokonbaeva(a)osce-academy.net (Ms. Janyl Bokonbaeva, Research and Training 
Assistant).

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Regional Training Program for Central Asia on Human Rights

Posted by: Janyl Bokonbaeva <j.bokonbaeva(a)osce-academy.net>
Posted: 17 Sep 2005


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Regional Training Program for Central Asia on Human Rts.

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) 
and the OSCE Academy in Bishkek (AiB) with support from SIDA are announcing 
a call for applications for the Regional Training Programme for Central Asia 
on Human Rights in the Administration of Justice to be held at the premises 
of the AiB during the period of 7-18 November 2005.

The application deadline is Sunday September 25, 2005, 15:00 GMT.

Applications received after this date and time will not be considered.

Please feel free to forward this call for applications to the largest 
possible circle of qualified individuals.

For further details and downloadable application forms, please consult our 
web-site: http://www.osce-academy.net/en

In case of problems with downloading or for further clarifications, you can 
also contact the OSCE Academy in Bishkek by phone: +996 (312) 54 32 00, fax: 
+996 (312) 54 23 13 or by e-mail: j.bokonbaeva(a)osce-academy.net (Janyl 
Bokonbaeva, Research and Training Assistant).

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- OSI Central Asia Research and Training Initiative

Posted by: Oleksandr Shtokvych <OShtokvych(a)osi.hu>
Posted: 2 Sep 2005


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- OSI Central Asia Research & Training Initiative

International Higher Education Support Program (HESP) of the Open Society 
Institute (OSI) is pleased to invite applications for fellowships to the:

Central Asia Research and Training Initiative

Deadline: September 30, 2005

The International Higher Education Support Program is committed to the 
advancement of higher education in the humanities and social sciences 
throughout the region of Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union 
and Mongolia. Central Asia Research and Training Initiative (CARTI) is a 
regional HESP program that promotes the development of indigenous capacities 
for original scholarly and academic work and internationalization of 
scholarship in the region of Central Asia, including, but not limited to, 
the post-Soviet states of Central Asia and Mongolia. In working to enhance 
independent research of university-based academics, CARTI is committed to 
innovation in, and enrichment of, university teaching in the humanities and 
social sciences and emphasizes the role of research in the development of 
academics as scholars in the classroom.

CARTI provides advanced training and networking opportunities and supports 
innovative scholarly work of motivated young academics in crucial early 
stages of their careers in the home academic environment. The program aids 
these individuals in becoming conversant with the state-of-the-art 
scholarship and within international scholarly discourse in their subject 
areas, active scholars applying contemporary research methods and resources, 
innovators in teaching making active use of their own scholarly experience 
and motivated and prepared to pursue advanced learning opportunities. With 
CARTI's support, the Fellows engage state of the art resources, theories, 
methodologies and approaches to their research and teaching in the subjects 
and areas of importance to the scholarly and social development in the 
region and develop positions of academic leadership in the region.

CARTI is implemented through two Fellowship programs - Junior and Senior 
Fellowships and a training and networking component.

Junior Fellowships support young individuals in early stages of their formal 
Doctoral studies (such as aspirantura) and focus on development of ideas and 
skills for high-quality research work. Junior Fellowships serve as medium 
for testing and challenging the theories, methods and assumptions in the 
core of the individual research projects, while at the same time guiding and 
assisting the Fellows in their first independent large-scale research 
efforts.

Senior Fellowships are offered to young scholars who have recently 
received their Doctoral (e.g. Candidate of Science) degrees. The Fellowships 
support the advancement or revision of their research agenda and development 
of international research and teaching partnerships with special emphasis on 
presentation of scholarly work and translating/incorporating the outcomes 
and experience of research into teaching.

The program provides the Fellows with the opportunities for:

 - enhancing familiarity with the state of the art in their disciplines and 
   the current debates in their fields within the international scholarly 
   community, advanced learning of the relevant fundamental theories and 
   research methodologies;
 - improving access to seminal scholarship, up-to-date resources and 
   relevant international expertise, peer collaboration and mobility on 
   regional and international level;
 - advanced training in and practice of contemporary methodologies and tools 
   for scholarly research and approaches to teaching and curriculum
development;
 - conducting individual and collaborative original, innovative and high 
   quality research projects with active discussion and peer feedback on the 
   research process and outcomes;
 - applying research experience and outcomes to development of teaching and 
   curriculum at the region's universities and promoting research work as 
   integral part of students' learning;
 - development of skills and venues for publicizing scholarly work.

Each CARTI Fellow from the region works in collaborative partnership with an 
International CARTI Scholar. International Scholars can be proposed by the 
Fellows or appointed by CARTI and are advanced academics, prominent in the 
fields of scholarship of concern to the Fellows' projects, representing 
universities outside the program's target region. They provide guidance and 
collaborate in conceiving of the Fellows' research agenda and program and 
collaborate with the Fellows in the implementation of the projects, 
primarily by offering feedback and critique, but also through joint research 
activities, discussion of sources, methods, progress and findings of the 
research, and securing access to the relevant resources and facilities at 
their home institutions.

CARTI is open to support projects in a wide range of subjects and topics in 
the humanities and social sciences. The proposed projects need not be 
region-specific and will typically be concerned with the study, revision and 
application of the foundation scholarly thinking rather than have an 
explicit policy orientation. Although the projects that have the bearing on 
the issues of the day and relevance to the region are encouraged, the 
program has equal interest in exploring original approaches, interpretations 
and critique of the traditional and foundation scholarship in the 
disciplines. The Senior Fellows are especially encouraged to engage in 
interdisciplinary exploration of a given topic/subject. While CARTI supports 
research and teaching in the regional/local languages, operational knowledge 
of English is desired.

CARTI Fellowships are typically awarded for up to 24 months, with on-going 
review and evaluation procedures in place. A Fellowship typically offers:

 - A stipend;
 - Funding for research activities, communication, access to necessary 
   equipment and resources;
 - Funds for exchange visits between the Fellows and the International 
   scholars (all CARTI fellows will be encouraged and funded to spend up to
one 
   academic semester at the home institution of the International Scholar 
   during the term of the Fellowship);
 - Senior Fellowships also provide funding for teaching and curriculum 
   development activities.

Eligibility

All Applicants for CARTI Fellowships must be citizens and residents of the 
following countries: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, 
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan;

Candidates for the Junior Fellowships must hold a diploma of higher 
education (of at least a Specialist or Masters level or the equivalent) and 
be formally registered at a Doctoral studies program (a Ph.D. or equivalent 
program, such as aspirantura, leading towards a first Doctoral, such as a 
Candidate of Science, degree) in social sciences and humanities in the 
region, or anticipate to obtain such formal registration within the first 
six months of the fellowship.

Candidates for the Senior Fellowships must possess a first Doctoral or 
equivalent (such as a Candidate of Science) degree in social sciences and 
humanities, conferred within not more than five years before the time of the 
application to CARTI and hold full-time teaching positions at departments of 
social sciences or humanities at university level institutions in the target 
region.

Preference in selection will be given to younger candidates.

Fellowships are awarded through an open competition based on an academic 
review of the Applications, consisting of an Application Form, Project 
Proposal, academic references and supporting documents. Application 
information and materials are distributed free of charge by the OSI-Budapest 
office and regional and local partners of the Soros Foundations Network.

The Deadline for Receipt of Applications by OSI-Budapest is 30 September 2005

Further information about the program and the application process is 
available at www.soros.org/initiatives/hesp or:

Open Society Institute / International Higher Education Support Program
Central Asia Research and Training Initiative
Oktober 6. u.12., Budapest 1051
Hungary
Telephone: +36 1 327 3854
Fax: +36 1 411 4401
Email: carti(a)osi.hu

Mr. Oleksandr Shtokvych, Program Manager
E-mail: oshtokvych(a)osi.hu

Ms. Edit Koblos, Program Assistant
E-mail: ekoblos(a)osi.hu

PROGRAM INFO.- Azerbaijani Language Classes, Azerbaijan Trade and Cultural Ctr., Wash DC

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


PROGRAM INFO.- Azerbaijani Language Classes, Azerbaijan Trade & Cultural Ctr.

Learn Azerbaijani!

Fall Classes at the Azerbaijan Trade and Cultural Center in Washington D.C.

The Azerbaijan Trade and Cultural Center in Washington D.C. has announced 
Fall Term of Azerbaijani language courses. The deadline for accepting 
applications is September 16, 2005.

Knowledge of Azerbaijani makes it easier to gain access to rich Azeri 
culture and diverse society

Command of Azerbaijani will help you to understand the region not with a 
Russian, Iranian, or any other perspective, but from within.  It will expose 
you to a unique culture shaped by thousands of years of civilization.

Advantages of learning Azerbaijani with us:

Access to Azerbaijan Trade and Cultural Center will extend your experience 
beyond the language classes and offer you a favorable environment to 
experience history, culture, and the people of Azerbaijan.

Other advantages:

 - Learn the language from native speakers;
 - Practice listening comprehension by listening to CDs and watching videos 
   in Azerbaijani;
 - Receive free audio/video materials to practice your language during 
   after-class hours;
 - Make friends with the Azerbaijani-speaking community in Washington D.C.;
 - Save time and money by not hiring a translator during your research and 
   visits to Azerbaijan

The courses consist of two levels: Introductory Azerbaijani I and 
Introductory Azerbaijani II. The first class of Introductory I will start on 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005. Introductory Azerbaijani II will start on 
Thursday, September 22, 2005.

Tuition: $250

Note: in addition students will be charged $100 for course materials and 
administrative costs.

Complete and send course registration form to ATCC no later than September 
16, 2005. Sign up by September 10, 2005 to get $25 discount!

Visit http://www.usacc.org/contents.php?cid=130 for more information.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- 2006 Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP)

Posted by: Junior Faculty Development Program <JFDP(a)americancouncils.org>
Posted: 1 Aug 2005


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- 2006 Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP)

The Junior Faculty Development Program provides university instructors with 
a semester-long opportunity to expand their knowledge and expertise in their 
academic field by attending classes and working with faculty members at 
universities in the United States. Individuals may apply for fields in the 
humanities and social sciences.

The competition is open to citizens from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, 
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, 
Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and residents of 
Kosovo.

For more information and an application, visit the JFDP website at 
www.JFDP.org.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Central Asian Politics Study Abroad Program, KIMEP, Almaty

Posted by: Scott Patterson <scottp(a)kimep.kz>
Posted: 10 May 2005


Central Asian Politics Study Abroad Program in Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2005

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

Website: www.kimep.kz/ps
Email: psdep(a)kimep.kz

Study Central Asian Politics in Central Asia!

The KIMEP Political Science Department's Central Asian Politics program is 
designed to provide undergraduate /graduate students interested in the 
volatile Central Asian region the unique opportunity to take advanced 
region-specific courses not found in many Western universities. The courses 
offered are part of the university's newly-formed Central Asian Politics 
major. Thus, program participants will enroll in and attend classes with 
other KIMEP students. Examples of courses offered include: Government and 
Politics in Central Asia; Foreign Policy of Kazakhstan; U.S.-Kazakhstan 
Relations; Caspian Petro-politics, the Politics of Ethnicity and Religion in 
Central Asia and the Caucasus and others. Participants may select semester 
or academic year programs and enroll in up to 18 credit hours (6 courses) 
per semester, unless prior approval is obtained. All courses are taught in 
English. Average class size is around 30 students.

While the courses offered are undergraduate level courses, graduate students 
are encouraged to apply, as our instructors customize their courses to fit 
the needs of the participant's home graduate school institution.

Fall semester begins in late August. Spring semester begins in early 
January. Prospective students are asked to contact our department for 
concrete dates. Students may live in dorms or apartments. Dorm rates range 
from $50-$100 a month whereas apartments range anywhere from $200-$300 a 
month. Tuition costs are around $400 per course (3 credits).

Application deadline for the fall semester is July 1st.

Application deadline for the spring semester is November 1st.

For further information, please visit our website at www.kimep.kz/ps or 
contact our political science department at psdep(a)kimep.kz.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- Kyrgyz-Turkish MANAS Univ. Summer Program, New Deadline

Posted by: Samara Turdalieva <summerschool(a)manas.kg>
Posted: 6 May 2005


New Application deadline: July 1, 2005

International Summer School in Central Asia
July 13-31, 2005 Kyrgyz-Turkish MANAS University
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Website: http://www.summerschool.manas.kg
Email: summerschool(a)manas.kg

The Kyrgyz-Turkish MANAS University cordially invites interested 
participants to take part in an unforgettable Central Asian cultural and 
educational experience during the summer of 2005.

The purpose of bringing people together for the 19 day event from different 
parts of the world is to offer participants an insightful and educational 
perspective of Kyrgyzstan s people, culture, tradition, history, art, 
literature, geography, and political and economic institutions. Besides, its 
primary role is to promote the exchange of information and to communicate 
the knowledge and experiences of the Kyrgyz nation in various fields through 
seminars, conferences, and workshops during the whole period of the program.

The summer school allows everyone the opportunity to pursue the themes that 
appeal most to them. For those who wish to learn more about the language, 
there would be Kyrgyz language lessons and historical introduction to the 
Turkic languages. For those whose passion is history and art, there are 
abundant examples to contemplate and explore. For the adventurer who adores 
natural beauty, there are many sights that will make you catch your breath. 
For the gastronome, a true banquet awaits you every meal time. For those who 
crave for discovery, there is a glorious country awaiting you right at your 
fingertips. For those interested in literature and the crafts, first-hand 
demonstrations and activities have been arranged. For those who love to 
travel, visits to the countryside will leave an indelible mark on your 
memory. Kyrgyzstan with its high culture is truly an amazing land and the 
Kyrgyz-Turkish MANAS University prides itself in extending you an invitation 
to drink from the fountain of civilization.

Eligibility: participants for the International Summer School will be 
encouraged to be senior students, scholars, academics, professionals, and 
pensioners from 20 years to 75 years of their age from all parts of the world.

Estimated program cost: the cost of the ISS will be in between $1,100 to 
$1,800 per participant according to the preference of the accommodation. The 
fee will cover all costs of tuition and materials, accommodation for full 
period of the program (19 nights), all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), 
excursions, and transportation inside Kyrgyzstan. Participants are 
encouraged to transfer the advance payment of 10% of the total fee upon the 
confirmation of their participation to the university bank account. The full 
payment has to reach the respective destination till June 30, 2005 or after 
the arrival time to Kyrgyzstan.

Travel and visa costs will not be provided by the International Summer School.

An official letter of invitation to attend the Summer School Program will be 
forwarded to any individual upon request to assist in obtaining a visa or 
for any other reason.

For more information, please visit the International Summer School at:

Website: http://www.summerschool.manas.kg
Email: summerschool(a)manas.kg

Visiting & Postal address:

Mira Avenue 56
720042 Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan

DEADLINE EXTENSION- 2005 Summer Research Lab on Eurasia, Univ. of Illinois

Posted by: Lynda Park <lypark(a)uiuc.edu>
Posted: 28 Apr 2005


2005 Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
June 13 - August 5
http://www.reec.uiuc.edu/srl/srl.html

Housing Grant Deadline Extended - May 13, 2005 (for US citizens/permanent 
residents only)

Please check the above website for eligibility and application requirements.

The Summer Research Lab (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.  See below for 
the list of SRL programs or visit the SRL website.

Application Deadlines:

Housing and Graduate Travel Grants: for U.S. citizens and permanent 
residents 13 May

Lab Only (no housing grant): at least 2 weeks prior to arrival

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)
(This is a closed workshop and the application deadline was April 15.)

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

Summer Symposium
Slavery in the Twenty-First Century: Trafficking of Women and Children
June 25

Research Workshop
June 15-24

Summer Lab Noontime Scholars Lecture Series
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
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

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS- CELA Workshop, July 2005, Istanbul, Deadline Reminder

Posted by: Elena Parf <elena_parf(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 6 Apr 2005


The EastWest Institute (EWI) is pleased to invite applications for the CELA 
2005 Leadership Workshop. The development of future leaders with character, 
initiative, and strategic vision is one of the keys to enhancing 
cooperation, security, and prosperity in the Central Eurasia region. To this 
end, EWI will invite 45 high-potential, mid-career professionals from 
Central Eurasia to a ten-day leadership workshop in Istanbul that will be 
intensive, challenging, and fun.  The dates are 17-26 July 2005. The venue 
is Koc University, Istanbul.  The language of instruction is English.

Applicants should be between the ages of 27 and 43. They must be citizens of 
one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, 
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The 
professional sectors targeted by CELA are: government, business, media, NGOs 
and civil society. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

All costs associated with the CELA 2005 Leadership Workshop -- including 
tuition, food and accommodation in Istanbul, and economy-class transport to 
and from Turkey -- are borne by EWI.

For more information, a course description, and an application form, please 
see the top right part of the page. The deadline for applications in 15 
April 2005.

The EastWest Institute is an international nonprofit organization with 
offices in Brussels, Moscow, New York, and Prague, dedicated to defusing 
tensions, strengthening democracy, and developing free enterprise while 
fostering forms of cooperation across borders in Eastern Europe, Russia and 
Central Eurasia.

PROGRAM INFORMATION- 2005 Summer Persian Institute, Georgetown Univ., April Deadline

Posted by: Nader Rastegar <bameq(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 29 Mar 2005


Deadline Reminder:

Summer Persian Institute 2005, Georgetown University, June 6-12, 2005

Deadline: End of April 2005

The Summer Persian Institute at Georgetown University will be offering 
intensive language study in Persian.

For more information, please contact:

Jenna Beveridge
Assistant Director
E-mail: jlb69(a)georgetown.edu
Tel: 202-687-5743

Lasithiotaki Efsevia
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
University of Exeter, Stocker Road
Exeter, EX4 4ND
United Kingdom
Tel: (0044)(0)139226 4033
Fax: (0044) (0)1392264035
E-mail: E.Lasithiotaki(a)exeter.ac.uk
Web: www.ex.ac.uk/iais

Professor Evangelos Venetis
E-mail: E.Venetis(a)sms.ed.ac.uk

PROGRAM INFORMATION- CEU Summer Univ. Course on Central Asia and Nationalism, New Deadline

Posted by: Kornelia Vargha <Varghak(a)ceu.hu>
Posted: 23 Feb 2005


Reminder about CEU Summer University course

We are still accepting applications for the summer course "History and 
Nationalism" organized by CEU from July 4 to July 15, 2005 in Budapest, 
Hungary.  (See information about the course below).

We will accept applications until March 7, 2005.

For the application requirements and procedure please visit our website at 
http://www.ceu.hu/sun/.

This course is supported by an INTAS Grant, which enables us to offer full 
scholarship including travel, accommodation and stipend for participants 
from NIS countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, 
Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan).

"History and Nationalism in Central Asia"
July 4 - 15, 2005
Central European Summer University
Budapest, Hungary

Course Director:

Ablet Kamalov, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Institute of Oriental 
Studies, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Faculty:

Touraj Atabaki, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
Ágnes Birtalan, ELTE University, Budapest
Mihály Dobrovits, Central Asian Studies, Miskolc University
Vincent Fourniau, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris
Anuar Galiev, Academy of Labor and Social Relations, Almaty
Colin Mackerras, Griffith University, Australia
Catherine Poujol, National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations 
(INALCO), Paris

Brief Course Description:

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 national Identities. It will 
introduce the multifaceted debate on the nature of invention of the History 
and reveal its correlation with state building process, 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 teaching curricula.

The Summer University was established in 1996 and 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.

CEU Summer University
Nádor u. 9.
Budapest 1051
Hungary
Tel: (36 1) 327 3069, 327 3811
Fax: (36-1) 327 3124
E-mail: summeru(a)ceu.hu

Further information on the course (detailed course description, faculty CVs, 
etc.), on eligibility criteria and funding options available 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.

COURSE OFFERING- History and Nationalism in Central Asia, 2005 CEU Summer Univ.

Posted by: Ablet Kamalov <abletk(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 9 Feb 2005


History and Nationalism in Central Asia
July 4-15, 2005

[This course is being taught as part of the 2005 Central European University 
Summer Program in Budapest, Hungary.  For more information about the 
program, go to www.ceu.hu/sun]

As this course is supported by a grant from INTAS, which covers the 
participation costs of selected applicants from NIS countries (New 
Independent States of the former Soviet Union) applications from these 
countries are encouraged.

NIS countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, 
Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and 
Uzbekistan.  Grant recipients are expected to be of 35 years of age or less 
at the starting date of the course and must be permanently living in one of 
the NIS and be NIS citizens. (NIS scientists with a permanent residence 
outside the NIS or with a temporary research position lasting longer than 6 
months outside the NIS at the time of the summer school are not eligible to 
receive INTAS support.)

The INTAS grant includes tuition fee, accommodation, subsistence and travel 
costs at the cheapest possible price (APEX, PEX or "excursion" must be 
used). Visa and travel insurance expenses may be included in the travel costs.

Course Director: Ablet Kamalov, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 
Institute of Oriental Studies, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Faculty:

Touraj Atabaki, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam

Agnes Birtalan, ELTE University, Budapest

Mihaly Dobrovits, Central Asian Studies, Miskolc University

Vincent Fourniau, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris

Anuar Galiev, Academy of Labor and Social Relations, Almaty

Colin Mackerras, Griffith University, Australia

Catherine Poujol, National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations 
(INALCO), Paris

Brief course description

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 national Identities. It will 
introduce the multifaceted debate on the nature of invention of the History 
and reveal its correlation with state building process, 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 teaching curricula.

For more details visit www.ceu.hu/sun

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Center for Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus

Posted by: Mehdi Sanaie <mail(a)icrcac.com>
Posted: 9 Feb 2005

We would like to inform you hereby of inauguration of the Center for 
Research on Russia, Central Asia and Caucasus. This Center aims to: increase 
the level of knowledge concerning Russia, Central Asia and Caucasus in Iran; 
enhance cultural and scientific relations with scientific and academic organizations 
of the region, provide a better insight into various 
socio-cultural, political and economic aspects of Iran. Moreover, Center's 
activities include the following matters: research on Iranian studies, 
cultural, social, economic and political fields; publication of books and 
articles, translation of scientific works into Russian and other related 
languages being used within the region from Persian and visa versa; holding 
of scientific conferences on various cultural, political and economic 
subjects; provision of specialized library and web site as well as 
organizing cultural and exhibitions exchange with regional countries.

Center for Research on Russia, Central Asia and Caucasus expresses its 
readiness to cooperate and publish your articles and reports.

Mehdi Sanaie
Director

Our page in internet: www.icrcac.com

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Kyrgyzstan-Turkey MANAS University Int'l Summer School, Bishkek

Posted by: MANAS University Summer School <summerschool(a)manas.kg>
Posted: 31 Jan 2005


July 13-31, 2005 Kyrgyzstan-Turkey MANAS University
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Application deadline: May 1, 2005

The Kyrgyzstan-Turkey MANAS University www.manas.kg cordially invites 
interested participants to take part in an unforgettable Central Asian 
cultural and educational experience during the summer of 2005.

The purpose of bringing people together for the 19 day event from different 
parts of the world is to offer participants an insightful and educational 
perspective of Kyrgyzstan's people, culture, tradition, history, art, 
literature, geography, and political and economic institutions. Besides, its 
primary role is to promote the exchange of information and to communicate 
the knowledge and experiences of the Kyrgyz nation in various fields through 
seminars, conferences, and workshops during the whole period of the program.

The summer school allows everyone the opportunity to pursue the themes that 
appeal most to them. For those who wish to learn more about the language, 
there would be Kyrgyz language lessons and historical introduction to the 
Turkic languages. For those whose passion is history and art, there are 
abundant examples to contemplate and explore. For the adventurer who adores 
natural beauty, there are many sights that will make you catch your breath. 
For the gastronome, a true banquet awaits you every meal time. For those who 
crave for discovery, there is a glorious country awaiting you right at your 
fingertips.  For those interested in literature and the crafts, first-hand 
demonstrations and activities have been arranged. For those who love to 
travel, visits to the countryside will leave an indelible mark on your 
memory. Kyrgyzstan with its high culture is truly an amazing land and the 
Kyrgyzstan-Turkey MANAS University prides itself in extending you an 
invitation to drink from the fountain of civilization.

Eligibility:

Participants for the International Summer School will be encouraged to be 
senior students, scholars, academics, professionals, and pensioners from 20 
years to 75 years of their age from all parts of the world.

Estimated program cost:

The cost of the ISS will be in between $1,100 to $1,800 per participant 
according to the preference of the accommodation. The fee will cover all 
costs of tuition and materials, accommodation, meals, excisions, and 
transportation inside Kyrgyzstan. Participants will be asked for the advance 
payment of 10% of the total fee upon the confirmation of their participation.

Travel and visa costs will not be provided by the International Summer School.

For more information, please visit the International Summer School at:

Website: www.summerschool.manas.kg
Email: summerschool(a)manas.kg

Visiting & Postal address:

Mira Avenue 56
720042 Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan

Samara Turdalieva
Executive Secretary of the International Summer School
Kyrgyzstan-Turkey MANAS University
Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan
Email: summerschool(a)manas.kg

PROGRAM INFORMATION- Indiana U. Advanced Lang. Courses in Central Asia, Summer 2005

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic Nat'l Resource Ctr. <iaau(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 26 Jan 2005


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 17 - August 12, 2005

Estimated program cost: $1500 for Almaty and $1250 for Samarkand covers 
tuition and materials, accommodation with a Kazakh/Uzbek 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 a FLAS fellowship at home institutions 
or seek funding through Boren Graduate Fellowships (www.aed.org/nsep).

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

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

IU's ability to offer these summer programs will depend upon funding from 
the Fulbright Group Study Abroad Program.

Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
Indiana University-Bloomington

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