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CFA- Dissertation Workshop: Resources in Eurasia, SSRC Eurasia Program

Posted by: Alisha Kirchoff <kirchoff(a)ssrc.org>
Posted: 3 Dec 2008


CFA- Dissertation Workshop: Resources in Eurasia, SSRC Eurasia Program

Dissertation Development Workshop

Resources in Eurasia:
Wealth, Scarcity, or Curse?
April 16-18, 2009
Georgetown University's Center for Eurasian,
Russian and East European Studies (CERES)

THE EURASIA PROGRAM of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) 
invites proposals for a dissertation development workshop focusing on 
resources-ranging from oil and natural gas, to water and land, to 
science and industry, to human health and education and beyond-in 
Eurasia. Graduate students at any stage of the dissertation process 
(from proposal to write-up) and from any disciplinary or 
interdisciplinary program in the humanities or social sciences are 
eligible to apply. We particularly encourage applicants who propose 
fresh theoretical perspectives and methodologies, and whose work 
speaks to a wide scholarly audience.

Eurasia is widely considered to be rich in a variety of resources: 
natural, technological, and human. Scholars across disciplines are 
asking theoretically-grounded, potentially policy relevant questions 
about the existence, histories, politics, impact, and future 
trajectories of resource exploration, development, and exploitation 
across the region. Sociologists and public health specialists, for 
example, lament the degradation of human capital and the impact of 
"brain drain" during the transition years. Anthropologists and 
geographers study the meanings and impacts of various kinds of natural 
resources for local communities who may or may not benefit from their 
presence. Political scientists and scholars of international relations 
examine the impact of cross-border disputes over the harvesting and 
transportation of resources. Historians consider the impact of 
resource consumption in the context of economic, political and social 
movements. Economists debate whether Russia is afflicted with a 
resource "curse." 

What are the historical, cultural, political, social, geographic, 
technological, and economic factors that determine how and when 
various kinds of resources are extracted, developed, traded, and used? 
How are resources implicated in the cultural practices and social 
relations that shape institutions? How are relations within and 
between states and sub-national groups affected by conflicts over 
control of resources? How is the future of the region as a whole, and 
of various groups in the region, likely to be affected by the ways in 
which resources are developed and allocated? How have scholars 
constructed the meanings and impacts of resource scarcity and 
availability throughout the region?

Instructions & Eligibility

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are 
currently enrolled in an accredited PhD program and working at some 
stage on their dissertation projects. Regions and countries currently 
supported by the program include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, 
Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, 
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, and the applicant's 
work must relate as a whole or in part to one or more of these regions 
in their current or historical context. All applicants are required to 
submit the following:

 * A five page, double spaced summary of the dissertation project, 
   highlighting the dissertation's relationship to the themes and 
   objectives of the workshop
 * A 500-word abstract of the project
 * One letter of academic recommendation from the applicant's primary 
   advisor or other relevant individual
 * Curriculum Vitae

All materials should be submitted electronically to eurasia(a)ssrc.org 
with the exception of the letter of recommendation, where the original 
should be mailed to the SSRC, attn: Eurasia Program and received by 
the January 8, 2009 deadline.


Alisha Kirchoff
Eurasia Program Coordinator
The Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
phone: +1(212)377-2700 ext: 437
fax: +1 (212)377-2727
email: kirchoff(a)ssrc.org
 

CFA/FELLOWSHIP- ACMS Intensive Mongolian Language Program

Posted by: Brian White - ACMS <bwhite(a)mongoliacenter.org>
Posted: 3 Dec 2008


CFA/FELLOWSHIP- ACMS Intensive Mongolian Language Program

Program/Fellowship - ACMS Intensive Mongolian Language Program

The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) invites applications
from students and scholars wishing to participate in an eight week
Intensive Mongolian Language Program from June 15 to August 14 2009 in
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The ACMS Intensive Mongolian Language Program
in summer 2009 will provide the equivalent of nine semester credit
hours of language training (144 contact hours), and will be led by
experienced Mongolian language teachers. The program is designed to
support the development of intermediate to advanced language skills,
and all applicants must have the equivalent of at least one year of
Mongolian language study experience by the time the program begins.
The program is open to students from all countries.

Coursework

The ACMS language program comprises 80 lessons. Students are
introduced to intermediate to advanced grammar, vocabulary, and
conversational usages during the lessons through use of topical
categories such greetings, sports, and history. The program emphasizes
skills sets that allow students to converse in Mongolian in a natural
way, providing students with both the written and spoken forms of
Modern Mongolian. The program draws upon materials developed from the
knowledge of local experts and the experiences of non-native speakers
of Mongolian.

Tuition and fees: $2,000

The program costs cover the tuition and course materials, including
the course book. Students are responsible for their own living and
travel expenses, and should take these costs into account when
estimating the total cost of the participating in the program. The
following are estimated costs associated with living in Mongolia for
8-10 weeks.

Housing: $1,200
Food and incidentals: $1,500
Estimated Round trip travel from United States: $1,800
Health and Evacuation Insurance: $300
Total Estimated Living Expenses: $4,800
Total Expenses + Tuition: $6,800

Fellowship Opportunities

The ACMS offers two types of fellowships for the Intensive Mongolian
Language Program.

 * Permanent residents and citizens of the United States are eligible
   for the Language Program Fellowship of up to $3000 to cover travel and
   living expenses.
 * All applicants (including US and non-US citizens) are eligible for
   Tuition Waiver Fellowships that cover tuition expenses of up to
   $2,000.

Both fellowships are awarded to applicants based on merit and need.
All applicants who submit their applications by March 1, 2009 will be
considered for Language Program Fellowships and Tuition Waiver
Fellowships as appropriate. Applications received after this date will
not be considered for fellowship awards. All other applications must
be received by May 1, 2009.

Note: The ACMS is unable to offer formal academic credit for the
program. Students seeking formal academic credit are encouraged to
contact the ACMS and explore options for course credit with their home
institution.

For more information visit: www.mongoliacenter.org/language
 

PROG. INFO.- MA in REECAS at University of Wisconsin

Posted by: Jennifer Tishler <jtishler(a)creeca.wisc.edu>
Posted: 16 Nov 2008


PROG. INFO.- MA in REECAS at University of Wisconsin


Dear Colleagues:

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) invites
applications for its Master of Arts program in Russian, East European,
and Central Asian Studies for fall 2009. Our two-year program provides
interdisciplinary area studies training for students interested in the
cultural, economic, social, and historical factors that have shaped the
development of societies in Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia.
Combining language study, broad interdisciplinary training, and
knowledge of the methodological approaches in a given academic social
science or humanities discipline, our program is ideal for students
interested in pursuing professional careers in business, journalism, and
law and for students planning further graduate study. Our students
benefit from a varied program of lectures, conferences, and seminars
with national and international experts. The members of our faculty are
outstanding teachers and scholars. Every year applicants to our program
are competitive for U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and
Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships; more information about the application
may be found here:
http://www.intl-institute.wisc.edu/fellow/

While US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for the
FLAS, we regret that funding opportunities for international students
are extremely limited in our program. Non-US citizens are encouraged to
consult the Graduate School Web site for information on costs and
funding information for international students:
http://info.gradsch.wisc.edu/admin/admissions/financialinfo.html

Please share this information with students who might be interested in
our Master of Arts program. Prospective students should visit our Web
site to learn more about the program and to see the application
requirements. The application is available as a fillable form, in
Portable Document Format (PDF). The deadline to apply is January 2, 2009
(postmarked):
http://www.creeca.wisc.edu/students/grad/ma.html

I will be happy to answer any questions you or your students might have
about our program. Please address questions to jtishler(a)creeca.wisc.edu.


Jennifer Ryan Tishler, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA)
210 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 262-3379
Fax: (608) 890-0267
http://www.creeca.wisc.edu
 

PROG. INFO.- China's Northern Frontier: Onsite Seminar, July 14-Aug. 5, 2009

Posted by: Adela Lee <aprecipice001(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 16 Nov 2008


PROG. INFO.- China's Northern Frontier: Onsite Seminar, July 14-Aug. 5, 2009


With support from Yale University Council on East Asian Studies, 
Beijing University and Silkroad Foundation have organized for summer 
2009 a special field study program of China's northern frontier. 
Border or Frontier Studies have attracted the attention of scholars 
who focus both on China and on Inner Asia. The border region not only 
marks the limits of the political and military power of ancient China, 
but was also the area within which cultural contact took place between 
Inner Asia and China proper. It was here in the border region that 
nomadic peoples accumulated the power which enabled them to move into 
China proper and establish their new dynasties. Therefore, along the 
borders in northern and northwestern China there are numerous ancient 
sites, including architecture, tombs, fortresses, petroglyphs, and 
Buddhist caves, many of them strikingly well preserved.

This field program will travel and cover four provinces - Gansu, 
Ninxia, Inner Mongolia, and Liaoning. With the help of local 
archaeologists, this program will start from Lanzhou and travel along 
the border to Shenyang, visiting more than thirty sites in three 
weeks. In addition to the program director, Professor Luo Xin from 
Beijing University, the invited speakers include Albert Dien, Mimi 
Yiengpruksawan, Nancy Steinhardt, François Louis from the United 
States, and Zheng Binglin, Zhang Defang, Luo Feng, Wei Zhong, Tian 
Likun, and Tala from China.

The goal of the program is to examine the importance of this border 
area in China, and promote the development of border studies through 
an understanding of the new links between archaeological data and 
Chinese written sources.

The official language of the program is English.

List of Lectures

Zheng Binglin (Lanzhou University): The Historical Landmarks of the 
Gansu Corridor

Zhang Defang (the Archaeological Institute of Gansu Province): An 
introduction to the Han woodslips in Gansu Province

Luo Xin (Peking University): The Changing Frontier: Between the Great 
Wall and the Mongolian Gobi

Luo Feng (The Archaeological Institute of Ningxia Province): Guyuan: 
The Stories Told by the Non-Chinese Tombs

Wei Zhong (Guyuan Museum): The Historical Sites in Guyuan and the New 
Archaeological Discoveries

Albert Dien (Stanford University): The Life and Career of a Sabao, The 
Case of Shijun

Tala (The Archaeological Institute of Inner Mongolia): Recent 
Archaeological Discoveries Relating to Frontier Studies in Inner Mongolia

Albert Dien (Stanford University): Chinese Trade Goods among the Xiongnu

Nancy Steinhardt (University of Pennsylvania): Ten Liao Tombs and Why 
They Are Important

François Louis (The Bard Graduate Center): Khitan Burials: 
Perpetuating Dynastic Power

Tian Likun (The Archaeological Institute of Liaoning Province): 
Chaoyang, the Key Frontier City for Peoples of Northeast China

Albert Dien (Stanford University): Ethnicity and Self-Identity: The 
Murong Dynasties of the Northeast

Nancy Steinhardt (University of Pennsylvania): Liao Pagodas: Sources and Legacy

François Louis (The Bard Graduate Center): The Liao Dynasty's Crafts Industry

Schedule

7/14 Check in in Lanzhou. Overnight in Lanzhou
7/15 Lecture. Overnight in Lanzhou
7/16 Gansu Museum. Bus to Tianshui, Nanguosi, Overnight in Tianshui
7/17 Maijishan Caves. Fuximiao. Overnight in Tianshui
7/18 Bus to Guyuan in Ningxia. Xumishan Caves, Overnight in Guyuan
7/19 Lecture day. Overnight in Guyuan
7/20 Bus to Yinchuan. Ningxia Museum. Overnight in Yinchuan
7/21 Xixia Imperial Tombs and Helanshan petroglyphs. Overning in Yinchuan
7/22 Bus to Baotou in Inner Mogolia. Wudangzhao. Overnight in Baotou
7/23 Bus to Huhhot. Dazhaosi and Huayanjingta.Overnight in Huhhot
7/24 Lecture day. Overnight in Huhhot
7/25 Museum. TBD. Overnight in Huhhot
7/26 Bus to Zhangjiakou in Hebei. Xuanhua Liao Tomb. Overnight in Zhangjiakou
7/27 Bus to Chengde. Overnight in Chengde. Puningsi. Overnight in Chengde
7/28 After visiting the Putuo Tample. Bus to Chifen. Damingta. 
   Overnight in Chifeng
7/29 Shangjing Ruin, Liao Caves and Liao Taizu Tomb. Overnight in Chifeng
7/30 Chifeng Museum, Bus to Chaoyang, Overnight in Chaoyang
7/31 Lecture day. Overnight in Chaoyang
8/1 North & south Pogodas. Fenghuangshan Ruin. Overnight in Chaoyang
8/2 Bus to Jinzho. Chongxingsi and Fengguosi. Overnight in Jinzhou.
8/3 Bus to Shenyang. Shenyang Palace. Overnight in Shenyang
8/4 Bus to Tonghua in Jilin Province. Koguryo Tombs. Overnight in Tonghua
8/5 Bus to Shenyang. Jingguangshelita. Overnight in Shenyang

Seminar Fee

The comprehensive seminar fee is $2740 for single and $2000 for double.

Registration

The online registration should be submitted to the Silkroad Foundation
by 1/1/2009. The full nonrefundable payment is due by 3/31/2009.
Maximum of thirty participants will be accepted.

To register, please visit Silkroad Foundation website:
http://www.silkroad foundation. org

Contacts

Program Director
Professor Luo Xin, Beijing University
Email: luoxin(a)pku.edu.cn

Silkroad Foundation
Email: frontierseminar(a)silkroadfoundation.org
 

CFA- Special MA Program in Japanese Studies for Central Asian Countries (MPIS/SPJCA)

Posted by: Selection Committee MPAS/SPJSCA <mpas-spjsca(a)chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp>
Posted: 11 Nov 2008


CFA- Special MA Program in Japanese Studies for Central Asian Countries


Call for Applications

The Master's Program in International Area Studies, Special Program in 
Japanese studies for Central Asian countries (MPIS/SPJCA) - Two Year Program

DEADLINE is on January 5, 2009

Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of 
Tsukuba is pleased to announce an open competition for its Master 
Special Program in Japanese studies for Central Asian countries (MPIS/SPJCA).

The program welcomes international applicants from Central Asian 
countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan) who are interested 
in studying and making research on international relations and other 
related fields with special emphasis on the Japanese studies.

This program aims to strengthen the capacity in teaching of various 
subjects broadly related to the Japanese culture, role of Japan in 
Asian and international affairs at various universities and 
institutions in CA. This program is open for graduating 
undergraduates, graduate students, faculty members and interested 
professionals in three countries of Central Asia - namely, Kazakhstan, 
Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

Taking into account that the majority of the faculty members and 
students in CA possess limited knowledge of Japanese language, the 
educational curriculum in the Master Program for International Area 
Studies, University of Tsukuba offers a unique opportunity to obtain 
the first-hand information and knowledge through English language 
based educational curriculum in addition to a number of Japanese 
language courses available to enrolling students. Therefore, previous 
knowledge of Japanese language is not required for enrolling into this 
program. The primary target countries for this program are 
(Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan). Each year, six students from 
five regional countries will have an opportunity to enroll into 
educational and professional development programs on a Japanese 
Government scholarship-based scheme with additional 6 students on a 
self- or alternatively financed schemes. In addition to the 
eligibility requirement outlined in the detailed package of this 
program, the age requirement for those applying for the scholarship is 
for applicants to be born after April 2, 1974.

Note that those candidates applying for the 1 year MA Program in 
Educational and Cultural Policy for Central Asian Countries in the 
University of Tsukuba are ineligible to apply for this program. If 
candidates are eligible to apply for both programs, they will have to 
choose only one per time.

For details of this program, please refer to the

http://www.chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp or to
http://www.chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp/english-program/index03.html

MPAS/SPJSCA Selection Committee,

Master's Program in International Area Studies,
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences,
University of Tsukuba,
1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba Ibaraki 305-8571  Japan
Fax: +81-29-853-6862
e-mail: mpas-spjsca(a)chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp
 

CFA- MA Program in Educational and Cultural Policy for Central Asian Countries

Posted by: Selection Committee MPAS/SPJSCA <mpas-spjsca(a)chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp>
Posted: 11 Nov 2008


CFA- MA Program in Educational and Cultural Policy for Central Asian Countries


Call for Applications
 
1 Year Program

DEADLINE is on January 5, 2009

Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of 
Tsukuba is pleased to announce an open competition for its MA Program 
in Educational and Cultural Policy for Central Asian Countries.

This program aims to strengthen the capacity in educational and 
cultural policy formulation in this CA region by training the staff 
members capable to contribute both to the formulation and 
implementation of effective educational and cultural policies and to 
the task of analyzing implications of such policies within the 
universities and institutions in CA.

This program targets primarily junior staff members of Education and 
Cultural Ministries, Agencies and Funds related to the field of policy 
formulation in the areas of education and culture and graduate 
students of the CA universities involved in policy studies in the 
areas mentioned above. Those selected for this program will have an 
opportunity to enroll into one year MA program in the University of 
Tsukuba and enhance their knowledge in educational and cultural policy 
fields.

This program is open for graduating undergraduates, graduate students, 
faculty members and interested professionals in five countries of 
Central Asia - namely, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, 
Turkmenistan and Tajikistan.

Taking into account that the majority of the faculty members and 
students in CA possess limited knowledge of Japanese language, the 
educational curriculum in the Master Program for International Area

Studies, University of Tsukuba offers a unique opportunity to obtain 
the first-hand information and knowledge through English language 
based educational curriculum in addition to a number of Japanese 
language courses available to enrolling students. Therefore, previous 
knowledge of Japanese language is not required for enrolling into this 
program. The primary target countries for this program are Kazakhstan, 
Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan.

Each year, four students from five regional countries will have an 
opportunity to enroll into educational and professional development 
programs on a Japanese Government scholarship-based scheme with 
additional 6 students on a self- or alternatively financed schemes. In 
addition to the eligibility requirement outlined in the detailed 
package of this program, the age requirement for those applying for 
the scholarship is for applicants to be born after April 2, 1974.

Note that those candidates applying for the 2 year MA Program in 
International Area Studies, Special Program in Japanese Studies for 
Central Asian countries (MPIS/SPJCA) in the University of Tsukuba are 
ineligible to apply for this program. If candidates are eligible to 
apply for both programs, they will have to choose only one per time.

For details of this program, please refer to the

http://www.chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp or to

http://www.chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp/english-program/index02.html

MPAS/SPJSCA Selection Committee, Master's Program in International 
Area Studies,
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences,
University of Tsukuba,
1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba-Ibaraki 305-8571, Japan
Fax: +81-29-853-6862
e-mail: mpas-spjsca(a)chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp
 

CFA- Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) PhD Workshop - 2008

Posted by: Fuad Aliyev <faliyev(a)ada.edu.az>
Posted: 5 Nov 2008


CFA- Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) PhD Workshop - 2008


Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA)
PhD Workshop - 2008

19-20 December, 2008
Baku, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy is pleased to announce the First PhD 
Workshop, which will take place on December 19-20, 2008, in Baku, 
Azerbaijan. The aim of the PhD workshop is to:

 * enhance the knowledge about Azerbaijan in the scholarly world and 
   establish a permanent venue for academic debate at the Azerbaijan 
   Diplomatic Academy (ADA);
 * stimulate interaction among Azerbaijani and international scholars;
 * build cooperation and share experiences and insights on research 
   and teaching methods as part of the educational reforms being 
   conducted in Azerbaijan.

The workshop will be held at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) 
and bring together PhDs and PhD candidates in the social science 
discipline, with special emphasis on international relations, 
economics and international law.  The workshop agenda includes a 
plenary session, thematic panels with presentations by PhD students, 
and comments and moderation by established scholars from around the globe.

Who May Apply

Applicants should be Azerbaijani or other citizens who recently earned 
a PhD degree or are advanced PhD candidates in the field of political 
science, economics or international law at institutions outside of 
Azerbaijan. All candidates should be fluent in English.

Deadline for Submission of Abstract
Interested applicants should submit an abstract of their research 
paper in a Word file attachment no later than the 15th of November, 
2008. The abstract must be in English and should not exceed 500 words. 
It should be emailed to PhDworkshop(a)ada.edu.az along with a short CV 
(up to one page) that includes the applicant's institutional affiliation.

Paper Requirements
Selected applicants will be required to submit a full paper prior to 
the workshop. Non-Azerbaijani citizens' papers must focus on a 
research topic related to Azerbaijan.

Travel and Accommodation

Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) will offer limited grants to cover 
accepted applicants' travel expenses to and from Azerbaijan and 
accommodation for non-Azerbaijani citizens.

Additional Information

For questions and additional information, please contact Mr. Fuad 
Aliyev at faliyev(a)ada.edu.az

About the Academy

Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) is a school of international 
affairs dedicated to preparing innovative global leaders and to 
promoting useful collaborative research on diplomacy and international 
affairs. The Academy sponsors the Advanced Foreign Service Program 
(AFSP) and offers a two-year Master's Degree in Diplomacy and 
International Affairs (MADIA), which will be launched in September 
2009. For more information about ADA, please visit www.ada.edu.az

CFA- Course Development Competition 2008, CRC, Central European University

Posted by: Aniko Kellner <kellnera(a)ceu.hu>
Posted: 10 Oct 2008


CFA- Course Development Competition 2008, CRC, Central European University


Dear Colleagues,

Please see below the Course Development Competition call for 
proposals, organized by the Curriculum Resource Center Central 
European University. The program offers 10 months grants to design and 
implement innovative courses at the home institution of the 
applicants. This year we are offering the following topic areas: 
Constitutional Law, Political Science, IRES, Sociology, Religious 
Studies, Medieval/Byzantine Studies and Roma. The deadline for 
applications is 17 November 2008.

I would like to kindly ask you to share the Call with your peers at 
the institution where you teach or anyone else who you think might be 
interested.

You can read the detailed call for proposals and program description 
below or on our website http://web.ceu.hu/crc/cdc_propl.html , where 
you can also find the application forms.

Thank you very much in advance,

Aniko Kellner
CDC Program Manager
Central European University
kellnera(a)ceu.hu

Call for Proposals 2008

The Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) of Central European University, 
sponsored by the Higher Education Support Program of Open Society 
Institute, announces a call for proposals to develop new, innovative 
and relevant university courses.

Deadline

Applications must arrive to CRC by 17 November 2008 (to the address:
CRC - Central European University, 1051 Budapest, Nador u. 9, Hungary 
or to the cdc(a)ceu.hu e-mail address.

Program Description

1. Applicants are invited to develop and teach a one or two semester 
long course in the discipline areas listed below. The course should be 
clearly directed towards one of the following levels: introductory, 
intermediate, advanced, post-graduate.

2. The competition is open to individuals and groups for 10 month 
grants. During this period, successful applicants should first develop 
and then implement their proposed course. Grantees are not required to 
stay in Budapest for their grant period.

3. Course Portfolio (see more on this on our website 
http://web.ceu.hu/crc/cdc_propl.html)

Aims of the Program

1. to encourage the introduction of new courses, which are innovative 
in content, methodology and teaching approach.

2. to have a measurable impact on the host department's curricula and 
its mode of delivery. In this way, the program seeks to further the 
development and dissemination of new curricula across the target regions

3. to provide incentives and means for interdisciplinary and 
international co-operation amongst academics.

4. to promote innovative, collaborative projects with priority given 
to groups of academics from at least two different countries or cities 
of the region who aim to design a course from an international perspective.

5. to fund courses that are at least partially based on applicants' 
original research in their field.

Eligibility

Application is restricted to resident citizens of the non EU member 
states in Eastern- and Southeastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union 
and Mongolia who are teaching at a university in any country of this region.

Citizens of new EU member states are eligible only if
 * they propose courses on Roma related issues.
 * they participate in group projects with colleagues from non-EU 
   countries (in fact such collaborative proposals are strongly 
   encouraged). In such group projects the group leader must come from 
   the non-EU country.

Previous CRC participants may apply for a CDC grant; Academic 
Fellowship Program fellows may only receive a CDC grant one academic 
year after finishing their AFP fellowship. Those who benefit presently 
from an alternative Soros grant should contact the CRC office to 
discuss their eligibility.

Requirements for applicants

All applicants should show how they intend to apply new teaching 
methodology to delivering the course.

Project proposals should demonstrate the following:
 * potential to contribute to curriculum reform at host departments
 * innovative character and approach
 * potential of being incorporated into the university curriculum for 
   longer term
 * relevance to regional or global issues
 * scientific quality in the selected field
 * feasibility

Requirements for grantees

1. At the end of their grant period, all grantees (groups) are 
expected to submit a final syllabus for the new course they have 
developed and taught, together with a final activity and financial 
report. In addition, at the end of the course development period, 
interim reports will be required on the progress of the grant.

2. All accepted applicants are required to attend two modular 
workshops: one workshop at the beginning of their grant period, 
(focusing on issues regarding course design and curriculum 
development), and another before their teaching period covering 
matters regarding course implementation and evaluation). The exact 
dates will be confirmed and announced later for selected applicants.
3. Production of Course Portfolio (see details in the program 
description on our website http://web.ceu.hu/crc/cdc_propl.html )

Course Development Competition Grants

1. Each CDC grantee will receive a monthly stipend for a period of ten 
months. The amount of the stipend is not negotiable. Group stipends 
for the teaching period will be calculated from the amount of a full 
stipend in proportion to the degree of involvement of each participant 
(involvement should be expressed clearly as a percentage in the course 
plan). Group leaders will, in addition, receive a small group leader's 
fee for their extra responsibilities.

2. An allowance for legitimate course development expenses (book 
purchases, reader production, teaching materials, photocopying, 
slides, etc.). Grantees are strongly encouraged to produce readers for 
their courses (collection of articles, papers, chapters, documents, 
etc. that represent readings and other materials for the course). The 
grant will not fund the production of printed textbooks or 
publications. Please note that the CDC grant cannot fund the purchase 
of any equipment (computers, scanners, printers, etc.)

3. An allowance for additional, justified travel costs and 
administrative expenses in the case of group grants.

4. By negotiation, an allowance for justified travel to a library 
outside the home city, within the region, for the development of 
course materials etc. Costs of study or conference participation 
cannot be covered.

5. Consultation time with CEU professors with knowledge in the 
relevant topic areas will be offered.

Selection and Evaluation of Grants

Applications will be evaluated and judged by CEU academics with 
sufficient knowledge of the higher educational needs of the region. 
Following the selection acceptance becomes valid after an agreement on 
terms and conditions is signed by the future grantee.

Finished course syllabi will be evaluated by CEU professors, and those 
meeting the standards of the CRC office will be placed on the CDC website.

CDC office will also conduct course/project evaluation trips, visiting 
a selected number of grantees during the course implementation period.

How to Apply

1. Applications must be presented in English on CRC Course Development 
Competition forms (photocopied forms are acceptable).

2. For individual proposals, the application form must be accompanied 
with a description of the proposed course (in the form of a draft 
syllabus), preliminary bibliography of materials to be used in 
preparation and teaching, a curriculum vitae (also highlighting 
research activity), a signed statement that the course will be 
introduced by the applicant and he/she is going to teach it, a letter 
of recommendation and a letter of endorsement from the host 
university. The letter of endorsement should include the host 
university's commitment to allow the proposed course to be taught, and 
should clearly indicate the period when the course will be taught.

3. For group proposals, the application should be submitted by the 
project leader. In addition to the above it should contain a list of 
the individuals involved in the project, their CVs, institutional 
affiliations, contact information and a letter from each individual 
stating their willingness to be involved in the project. For group 
projects letters of endorsement must be submitted from all the 
institutions that will host the course (Please feel free to duplicate 
the letter of endorsement form if necessary). Please always indicate 
the name of the group leader in e-mails sent from a different e-mail address.

4. Application forms can be obtained from local CEU representatives, 
the Curriculum Resource Center at Central European University or from 
our website,

5. Applications must arrive by 17 November 2008 (address: CRC - 
Central European University, 1051 Budapest, Nador u. 9, Hungary or 
cdc(a)ceu.hu) - please note that letters of endorsement and 
recommendation will be accepted by regular mail, fax or directly from 
the e-mail address of the writer of the letter). In case of group 
projects all materials should preferably be sent in one pack/e-mail. 
In order to avoid materials sent separately getting lost, the name of 
the group leader should clearly appear on them. Applicants will be 
informed about the results in mid-December. Courses should be taught 
during the first and/or second semester of the 2009/2010 academic year.


Discipline Areas for the Course Development Competition:

IRES

Borders, States, and the Post-cold War International System With the 
recognition of Kosovo's independence in February 2008 and the 
Russian-Georgian war which led to Moscow's formal  acknowledgement of 
Abkhazia and South Ossetia's independent status, one of the pillars of 
the post World War II's order, namely the inviolability of state 
borders (and thus the territorial integrity of modern states), was 
left in shatters. How different is the political order in the early 
21st century going to be? What role is left for Westphalian 
sovereignty and modern statehood? What are the rules of engagement of 
contemporary global politics?

We invite proposals to develop courses which aim to critically rethink 
the following issues, which could be developed individually or as part 
of the same course:
 * Formation of the post-World War II international system;
 * The International System in the 21st century;
 * State building and state collapse;
 * Theories of borders;
 * Theories of nationalism;
 * Comparative perspectives on state formation in Europe;
 * Conflicts in post-Communist Eurasia;
 * 'Virtual' states.

Applications are welcome from within all the disciplines of social 
sciences, and particularly welcome from international relations, 
security studies, history, and political science.


Medieval Studies/History/Byzantine Studies

Processes of cultural translation (along the northern/eastern fringes 
of the "Byzantine Commonwealth")

Not least in the wake of postcolonial studies the reciprocity of 
processes of cultural translation (literally and metaphorically) are 
being re-understood, while increased attention to spatial issues 
allows an ever more refined mapping - geographically as well as 
mentally - of such instances of cultural imposition, exchange and 
borrowing. Throughout the Byzantine Empire's existence - in changing 
spatial and geopolitical constellations - the rich web of Byzantine 
culture (ideology, theology, learning) interacted with numerous 
cultures along the northern and eastern rims of the empire's sphere of 
influence, through various means (diplomacy, warfare, trade, 
travelling, etc.). These processes of cultural translation should be 
at the core of the proposed syllabus topics, both between Byzantine 
and neighbouring cultures as well as among those neighbouring cultures 
themselves. A focus on continuity and 'tradition' beyond the Byzantine 
period into the (early) modern age to the present day (Byzance après 
Byzance) is strongly encouraged. Proposals are welcome for BA, MA and 
PhD level.


Sociology

Social, Cultural and Political Economies of Inequality: Comparative 
and Historical Perspective

We invite proposals on theories and structural conditions of 
inequality in terms of gender, class, race region and so forth, as 
well as the social and political responses to it in historical and 
global perspectives, with a focus on inequality in the post-Socialist 
space. The course should have a comparative approach either in 
examining inequalities in various post-Socialist countries or compare 
them with cases elsewhere.


Constitutional Law

Fair Trial Rights

In the field of comparative constitutional law proposals are expected 
to address issues concerning civil and political rights (human rights) 
in established and emerging democracies; enforcement of socio-economic 
rights, freedom of religion and free speech in a global world; 
protection of bodily privacy; governance in transition to democracy; 
comparative constitutional adjudication; constitutional transplants 
and European Union law with emphasis on constitutional law. It is not 
possible to protect substantive rights without also ensuring the 
possibility to enforce those rights. Therefore, proposals on general 
fair trial rights, due process and legislative procedures would also 
be welcome.


Political Science

Political Attitudes

The research on political attitudes lies at the cross-road of 
political psychology and mainstream political behavior studies. It 
deals with the 'software' of politics: values, personalities, 
attitudes, emotions, perceptions and cognitions. We invite proposals 
that address a combination of individual psychological mechanisms, 
social identity, ideological orientations, prejudices, political 
culture, authoritarianism, voting intentions, partisan sympathies and 
values. Courses that also discuss the role of institutions in the 
formation of attitudes are particularly welcome.


Religious Studies/Political Science

Religion and Politics

After decades of neglect, religion has emerged as a factor that is 
increasingly relevant to the study of politics.  We invite proposals 
to develop courses focusing on the following issues:

 * Theoretical approaches to the study of religion and politics in the 
   domestic arena
 * Theoretical approaches to the study of religion and international relations
 * Empirical analysis of the relationship between religion and politics
 * The secularization thesis and its critics (within any discipline)

In addition, participants are welcome to suggest possible lenses 
through which the intersection between religion and politics can be 
discussed (for example, but not limited to: security, political 
economy, culture, environmental concerns, foreign policy analysis).


Roma related courses

With the goal to further encourage the integration of issues related 
to Roma into mainstream academic disciplines we welcome proposals for 
academic courses in all areas of humanities and social sciences 
dealing entirely or in a significant part with this topic.


Aniko Kellner
CDC program manager
CEU
 

CFA- Seminar on Oral History in Central Asia, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, CARC, Almaty

Posted by: Ablet Kamalov <akamalov(a)bilim.kz>
Posted: 10 Oct 2008


CFA- Seminar on Oral History in Central Asia, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, CARC, Almaty


CALL FOR PARTICIPATION- Central Asian Regional Seminar

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 teaching History and Anthropology at universities as 
well as all interested persons and researchers to take part in 

Central Asian Regional Seminar Oral History in Central Asia

Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Time: November 29-December 1, 2008

Participants: 30 university level teaching scholars from Central Asian states

This workshop will discuss theories on Oral history looking at it as a 
valuable source of information for understanding the past. Oral 
history is understood as an interdisciplinary field of social sciences 
based on materials recorded or obtained through oral interaction that 
are or can be subsequently used to construct or 'reconstruct' history. 
Oral history enables to make a turn from representation of a history 
as a past of elite groups to the life of ordinary people and thus 
represent a multifaceted nature of historical process. Theory of 
Post-Colonialism and Subaltern Studies will be discussed in connection 
with Oral history, as well as development of research of everyday life 
in contemporary Central Asian historiographies. 

Special attention will be given to the use of materials based on oral 
history in various fields of social sciences with a special focus on 
History and Anthropology. The workshop will discuss the nature of Oral 
history, rationale and structures of various oral history genres, 
including 'folk' narratives, life histories and testimonies to 
political events, histories of the 'voiceless'. Other problems to be 
discussed include memory, commemoration and monuments, documentary and 
film rendering of 'oral history'. 

This seminar is organized to provide the opportunity for the exchange 
and discussion theoretical and methodological approaches to the 'new' 
fields of Historical Studies on the example of Oral history. 

Special attention will be paid to teaching Oral history at university 
level as well as the students' work and projects on Oral history.

University teachers, researchers and scholars interested in Oral 
History are welcome to attend the workshop. Especially those doing 
Oral History research are encouraged to apply. 

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, 2008.

For inquiries, or application forms, please contact:

Ablet Kamalov
Academic Leader in History
Central Asian Resource Centre
Tulebaeva 31,  050004
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Tel/fax: +7-727 259 76 18
E-mail: akamalov(a)bilim.kz 
 

CFA- International Summer School on Cultural Ecology and Nomadic Life, 2009, Bishkek

Posted by: Aigoul Abdoubaetova <aigoula(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 6 Oct 2008


CFA- Int'l Summer School on Cultural Ecology and Nomadic Life, 2009, Bishkek


INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL - Cultural Ecology and Nomadic Life in
Central Asia, July 15 - August 4, 2009

COURSE TITLE: Cultural Ecology and Nomadic Life in Central Asia

LOCATION: Issyk Kol & Naryn Oblasts, Kyrgyzstan

DURATION: July 15- August 4, 2009

The Anthropology Department of American University in Central Asia,
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and the Anthropology Research Center (ARC) "Jorgo"
are pleased to announce the launch of a pilot International Summer
School program "Cultural Ecology and Nomadic Life in Central Asia".
This is a three week intensive course, which will take place from July
15 to August 4, 2009 in Kyrgyzstan. The Summer School is designed to
be mobile and will take place in locations nearby famous Issyk Kol and
Song Kol lakes, and mountainous region of Naryn.

The Program Description

The goal of the Summer School is to acquaint international and local
students with the cultural landscape of Central Asia, and provide
in-depth insight to the history and continuing relevance of nomadism
in Kyrgyzstan. It provides a unique opportunity for participants to
learn about and experience nomadic lifestyles.

The program consists of three interrelated parts: lectures, field work
and master class activities. Lectures will be accompanied with various
activities, such as screening Kyrgyz films, performance of folk
singers, visiting archaeological and other sites of cultural
significance. Students are expected to conduct field work activities
and present their results to the other students. The culminating
experience of the Summer School will be our master class activities,
in which students and participants will live in Kyrgyz pasturelands,
helping to make felt, construct yurts, milk cows, prepare traditional
meals, and herd sheep, in addition to observing traditional games,
etc. By living in the pasturelands and participating in diverse
activities, the course will stimulate intimate familiarity with the
social and cultural life of nomads and enhance their knowledge of this
part of the world.

Eligibility

All university students (undergraduate as well as graduate), as well
as other interested parties, can apply for the program. The working
language of the Summer School will be English, so it is important that
prospective participants have sufficient knowledge of English.

The organizing committee strives to balance the number of
international and national students to facilitate communication with
the local population and enhance intercultural learning. The course is
limited to 20 international and 10 national students.

Program Costs

The program fee is US$ 1135 per student, which covers fees for classes
and seminars, study materials, excursions, accommodation, meals and
local transportation. Air travel expenses from the participant's
country to Kyrgyzstan and medical insurance need to be arranged by
students or his/her university.

To apply, please send a CV and a letter of interest to the Program
Coordinator, Aigoul Abdoubaetova via aigoula(a)gmail.com. All interested
applicants should contact her no later than January 15, 2009.

For more detailed program description and other inquiries, please contact:

Aigoul Abdoubaetova
Program Coordinator
Anthropology Department
American University of Central Asia
Anthropology Research Center "Jorgo"
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Phone: +996 312 663 309 (extension 299)
       +996 312 661 113 (extension 299)
Cell phone: +0 555 24 28 32
Fax: + 996 312 663 201
E-mail: aigoula(a)gmail.com
 

EVENT SERIES- OASIES Open Meeting and Fall 2008 Events, Columbia University

Posted by: Gulnar Kendirbai <gk2020(a)columbia.edu>
Posted: 30 Sep 2008


EVENT SERIES- OASIES Open Meeting and Fall 2008 Events, Columbia University


Since its founding last year, the Organization for the Advancement of 
Studies of Inner Eurasian Societies has hosted a broad range of events 
to promote a better understanding of the complexities and problems 
involving the flows of power and knowledge in the Inner Eurasian space.

Next week the Organization will celebrate its inauguration with an 
open meeting for members and interested students and scholars to 
discuss their interests in Inner Eurasia and how these interests mesh 
with the future of OASIES. This meeting is the first in a series of 
irregular meetings in which we will discuss working papers, view 
films, and discuss issues relevant to Inner Eurasia.  Wine and cheese 
will be served.


Open Meeting for OASIES

Thursday, October 2, 8:15pm, School of International and Public 
Affairs, Room 1219 -- Harriman Institute


Additional Public Events

Fall 2008

Pax Mongolica: Area Studies and the Mongol Legacy
A conversation with Morris Rossabi and scholars of the Mongols

Panelists Include:
Nicola Di Cosmo (Institute for Advanced Study)
Ladan Akbarnia (Brooklyn Museum of Art)
Peter Golden (Rutgers University)

Thursday, October 16, 2008, 6-8 pm, Columbia University in the City of 
New York, 420 East 118th Street International Affairs Building, 
Harriman Institute, Room 1219.  Reception to Follow Discussion.

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information about this or other events visit www.oasies.org 
or e-mail contact[at]oasies.org


OASIES Presents Forgotten Communities of Inner Eurasia
China, Central Asia, and the Uyghurs: Exploring the Challenges of 
Cultural Hybridity
A conversation moderated by Robert Barnett with leading scholars of the Uyghurs

Panelists Include:
Sean Roberts (George Washington University)
Nabijan Tursun (Radio Free Asia)
Gardner Bovingdon (Indiana University)
James Millward (Georgetown University)

Friday, November 7, 2008, 6-8 pm, Columbia University in the City of 
New York, 420 East 118th Street International Affairs Building, 
Harriman Institute, Room 1219.  Reception to Follow Discussion.

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information about this or other events visit www.oasies.org 
or e-mail contact[at]oasies.org
 

WORKSHOP- Extended Deadline: Diversity and Public Administration Education, CEU, Nov. 3-7

Posted by: Meghan Simpson <licorice79(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 15 Sep 2008


WORKSHOP- Extended Deadline: Diversity and Public Admin. Educ., CEU, Nov. 3-7


Workshop: Incorporating Diversity in Public Administration Higher Education
A joint initiative of the Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) and Center 
for Policy Studies (CPS) of Central European University, and 
international experts and partners of the Managing Multiethnic 
Communities Program of Local Government Initiative - Open Society 
Institute, Budapest
Budapest, Hungary, 3-7 November 2008.
Extended Deadline for Applications: 25 September 2008
http://lgi.osi.hu/documents.php?id=2068 

Overview
Ethnic, linguistic, religious, gender and other forms of diversity are 
central issues for public administration. However, contemporary public 
administration education rarely relates diversity to public 
administration, and often, public administrators lack the awareness 
and skills to integrate diversity into their work effectively. By 
incorporating diversity into the curriculum of university departments, 
schools and institutes of public administration can build public 
administrators' awareness and skills in managing diverse communities.

This curriculum development workshop will bring together educators 
from a range of social, political, and economic contexts and 
institutions. Participants will: get to a better understanding of the 
principles that link diversity and public administration; enhance 
their knowledge and skills so as to incorporate diversity into their 
curriculum effectively; and clarify how public administration 
education/institutions can be a model of good diversity management. 
The workshop offers an opportunity for teachers in higher education to 
discuss and develop their courses and generate ideas for future cooperation.

The workshop is designed for teachers of public policy and public 
administration. This is the second workshop on this theme organized 
jointly by the Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) and Center for Policy 
Studies (CPS) of Central European University, and international 
experts and partners of the Managing Multiethnic Communities Program 
of Local Government Initiative - Open Society Institute, Budapest. For 
information on the previous session, visit: 
http://lgi.osi.hu/documents.php?id=1991 

About Topical Issues in Curriculum Development Workshops
These sessions are expected to cover topical issues of particular 
importance to the development of higher education in the region, in 
all areas related to curriculum development. Organized by the 
Curriculum Resource Center office in Budapest cooperation with a wide 
range of strategic partners and departments of Central European 
Unviersity, Budapest, these sessions address current trends in 
curriculum development, degree structures and particular or special 
interest issues. These sessions could be directed at a particular 
group of academics or focus on a target region or institution(s).

Application Procedures

All CRC Applicants must:
 * Be university teachers and/ or professionals (who teach part-time) 
   in the Social Sciences and Humanities from the region (non EU 
   countries) who are preparing to revise or develop their courses;
 * Have sufficient English language ability, both written and spoken, 
   to participate in discussions and use resource materials;
 * Submit an application with all accompanying required documents as 
   stated on the CRC application form

Note: There are many approaches to the public management of diversity. 
This workshop will include a session during which experienced 
lecturers and participants will present and discuss the theoretical 
frameworks and approaches that underpin their courses. As a 
preparation for this session, we ask applicants to submit a one-page 
description of their approach to diversity, as it relates to their 
course design. Applicants may refer to specific authors, works, 
theories, or broad approaches with which they are familiar. This short 
description should be attached to the application package when 
submitted to the CRC.

Application Forms
http://web.ceu.hu/crc/crc_visit_appl.html or 
http://lgi.osi.hu/documents.php?id=2068 

Costs
All costs related to transportation and accommodation during the 
sessions will be covered by the CRC.

Contact Information

Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) - Central European University
Nador utca 9, H -1051 Budapest, Hungary;
Tel: ++ (36 - 1) 327 3189 or 327 3000;
Fax: ++ (36 -1) 327 3190
E-mail: crc(a)ceu.hu 
WWW address: http://www.ceu.hu/crc 

Meghan Simpson, Research Associate
Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative
E-mail: lgiresearch(a)osi.hu  
 

CFA- INTRAC Training: Participatory Research and Programme Development, INTRAC, Bishkek

Posted by: Kazbek Abraliev <kazbek.abraliev(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 15 Sep 2008


CFA- INTRAC Training: Participatory Res. and Prog. Development, INTRAC, Bishkek


Open Training Course: Participatory Research and Programme Development

The Problem:  A recent report into donor-NGO relations in Central Asia 
highlighted a gap between what funders / creators of development 
programmes consider to be priorities, and what local organisations 
perceive.  All too often, the perception is that programs are designed 
in a far-off place, according to criteria that do not apply well on 
the ground.  In another variation of this problem, an international 
agency commissions a piece of research which is carried out by 
short-term consultants and the results of the study are not discussed 
outside their team.  The respondents, beneficiaries, local 
intermediaries are all excluded from the discussion.  And then it is 
hoped that the results of the study, transformed into the next 
development or funding programme, will finally solve the problems faced

What can we do? How can we try to get better participation in research 
and programme development, so as to work more effectively for 
development?  This is the theme of the INTRAC Open Training course 
Participatory Research and Programme Development to be held on 9-11 
October 2008 in Bishkek.  The course begins with a discussion of 
participatory methods in research.  It shows how to make clearer the 
connection between research and programme development raising 
questions about the participation of various stakeholders in your 
organisation at key stages of the planning and implementation process.

Lead trainer for the workshop will be Janice Giffen 
(http://www.intrac.org/pages/Janice_Giffen.html), Principal Capacity 
Building Specialist at INTRAC's headquarters in UK, with support from 
a local trainer and staff from INTRAC Bishkek.  Janice is a research 
and evaluation specialist who has conducted several studies in Central 
Asia, including a major participatory research project in 2007.  She 
is also the lead expert for INTRAC's innovatory analytical skills 
training programme, currently running in the region.  This course 
trains local NGO staff in research techniques.

Please sign up for the course as soon as you can.  We will give 5% 
discount for application forms received by Monday 15 September.  
Please note that the workshop runs from Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th 
October.  This is three days later than originally advertised.


Effective Leadership and Management 24-26 November 2008

This course is designed for managers at various levels.  It encourages 
managers to think more widely about their work and its effect on 
society, about their role in leading staff teams and representing the 
organisation to external stakeholders.   The trainers are Charles 
Buxton (INTRAC) and Zaure Sydykova (SBDC).  The course will be held in Bishkek.

Fees
Three-day courses (non-residential in Bishkek): US$ 580.  Include 
course fees and materials, plus meals and refreshments during working hours.

Registration and payment
To apply for a course, you need to complete an application form.  You 
can request it using our contact information below.  Early booking is 
recommended.

Contact details:
INTRAC Central Asia Address: 107 Kievskaya St., Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Programme Officer (Administration): Burma Baitokoeva
Tel.:(+996 312) 611402
Fax: (996 312) 611277, e-mail: icap(a)intrac.kg


INTRAC is a non-profit organisation working in the international 
development and relief sector. We support non-governmental 
organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) around the 
world by helping to explore policy issues, and by strengthening 
management and organisational effectiveness.
www.intrac.org
 

CFA- Opportunity to Host International Scholars, Junior Faculty Development Program

Posted by: Junior Faculty Development Program - JFDP 
Posted: 12 Sep 2008


CFA- Opportunity to Host International Scholars, Junior Faculty Devel. Program

<jfdp(a)americancouncils.org>

To: U.S. Universities
From: Junior Faculty Development Program
Re: Opportunity to Host International Scholars

American Councils is pleased to announce opportunities for U.S. 
institutions to host participants of the Junior Faculty Development 
Program (JFDP) for the 2009 spring semester. The JFDP is a non-degree, 
professional development program intended to provide opportunities for 
university faculty from Eurasia and Southeastern Europe to expand 
their knowledge in their field of study and develop new ideas and 
educational programs through exposure to U.S. academic life.

JFDP Fellows help internationalize their U.S. host institutions by 
bringing cultural diversity and new perspectives in their academic 
disciplines. During the program, JFDP Fellows may make presentations, 
give special lectures, co-teach courses or participate in departmental 
projects, if such opportunities exist. U.S. hosts are asked to provide 
a faculty advisor who is willing to guide a fellow with academic 
pursuits related to their field of study, professional networking, and 
research.

JFDP fully funds participants' travel, living, insurance, and 
professional development expenses.

To apply to host JFDP fellows, please complete the online application 
form found here: http://www.jfdp.org/h_apply.php The application 
deadline is October 1, 2008.  American Councils will send notification 
concerning application status by mid October.

The JFDP is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural 
Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and administered by the 
American Councils for International Education.

For more information on the program, please visit our website or 
contact the JFDP office at American Councils.


Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP)
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Voice: (202) 833-7522
Fax : (202) 293-0037
Email: JFDP(a)americancouncils.org
Web: www.jfdp.org
 

COURSE OFFERINGS- Arabaev University Dept. of International Education, Bishkek

Posted by: Askar Mambetaliev <askarbek(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 12 Sep 2008


COURSE OFFERINGS- Arabaev University Dept. of International Education, Bishkek


The Department of International Education (http://cie.netfirms.com) under 
Arabaev University offers the following courses in this semester:
 
1. Business Letters and Resumes in English
   Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 1500-1600, September 17-October 8
2. Job Interview Skills in English
   Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 1500-1600, October 10-13; 15-1700, October 15-22.
3. Understanding Fiction in English
   Monday, Wednesday, Friday; September 17-October 18.

For registration fees please contact 660812, 661346, 
Email: kyrgyzeducation(a)gmail.com
 
 

PROG. INFO.- Network on Migration in Central Asia (NMCA), SRC, AUCA, Bishkek

Posted by: Migration Research Track - SRC <src.mrt(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 9 Sep 2008


PROG. INFO.- Network on Migration in Central Asia (NMCA), SRC, AUCA, Bishkek


Network on Migration in Central Asia (NMCA)

Social Research Center, American University in Central Asia

The Electronic Weekly Migration News Reports in Central Asia

The Social Research Center (SRC) at the American University of Central 
Asia under its Migration Research Track runs an electronic Network on 
Migration in Central Asia (NMCA) that was launched last November. The 
aim of the NMCA is to be an information hub for scholars specialized 
in migration issues in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia. Currently, the 
NMCA has more than 150 subscribers from around the world who represent 
international development organizations, government agencies, 
universities, think tanks, regional and international non-government 
organizations, individual scholars as well as mass media agencies.

As one of the NMCA's projects, the SRC issues an Electronic Weekly 
Migration News Report in Central Asia (Weekly Reports). Since December 
2007, the SRC has produced 29 Weekly Reports. The Weekly Reports 
reflect current migration trends in Central Asia and are sourced from 
more than 20 (twenty) electronic news outlets. The reports are 
electronically distributed by the SRC every week. All the previous 
issues of the Weekly Reports are available at the SRC 's website 
(www.src.auca.kg). Each issue of the Weekly Report is also available 
in hard copies at the SRC and upon request, they can be scanned by the 
SRC staff and sent to our subscribers.

The SRC would like to thank the NMCA members for their valuable 
contribution to the Weekly Reports. Most of our subscribers contribute 
to the Weekly Reports by sending various news articles, research 
reports and announcements related to migration in Central Asia.

The SRC team will continue making its Weekly Report better and 
strengthening the NMCA with view to serve better the needs of our 
subscribers.

If you are interested in joining our Network and receiving the Weekly 
Reports, please send your contact info (full name, affiliation 
institution, email address and full office address) to Ms. Ainura 
Asamidinova, the NMCA Moderator, through e-mail at src.mrt(a)mail.auca.kg.

The SRC will be grateful if you could spread a word about our network 
to all interested parties.

Thank you very much and the SRC is looking forward to future 
cooperation with our current and new subscribers!
 

PROG. INFO.- Online Course on Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Caucasus, Malmoe University

Posted by: Karina Vamling <karina.vamling(a)mah.se>
Posted: 9 Sep 2008


PROG. INFO.- Online Course on Conflict Resolution in the Caucasus, Malmoe Univ.


The Dept. of International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), Malmoe
University (Sweden) offers the free online course "Conflict and conflict
resolution in the Caucasus" in the autumn 2008 (it is also scheduled for
the spring semester 2009). In the course a selection of conflict cases
in the region are analyzed on the basis of existing conflict theories
and models for conflict resolution.

More information & syllabus
http://www.mah.se/imer/conflicts_caucasus

The course is offered as an IT-based part-time course with instruction
in English. As the course is offered exclusively online, students
resident in Sweden as well as in other countries worldwide may enroll.
Course administrator: Asa Ulemark (asa.ulemark(a)mah.se). Fees: The is no
tuition fee at Swedish universities (only a small fee to the Student
Union).

Application details:
Admission requirements: General eligibility + the equivalent of English
course B in Swedish secondary school + 60 hp (60 ECTS = one year of
academic studies).

General information on admission requirements:
http://www.mah.se/templates/Page____14492.aspx
English proficiency:
http://www.mah.se/templates/Page____45670.aspx

Late applications for Autumn Semester 2008: Print out the form below and
send it together with all necessary documents required for eligibility
directly to Malmoe University.

Application form:
http://www.mah.se/upload/Utbildning/blanketter/anmalan/SenHT2008english.pdf

Office of Admission
Malmoe University
BOX 505 14
202 50 Malmoe
Sweden 

Application code Conflicts and conflict resolution in the Caucasus, fall
2008: mah-05453

Important: If you send in an application, please inform us about this at
Caucasus(a)imer.mah.se. You may fax your application as well to the
following number +46 40 6657051 and to indicate that you have sent the
application by ordinary mail.

Malmö University Admissions Office
http://www.mah.se/templates/Page____13668.aspx

Contact the Office of Admission at:
http://www.mah.se/templates/form____25278.aspx
Telephone service is open Monday to Friday 10.00-12.00 at +46 40 665
7500

Kind regards,
Karina Vamling and Marta-Lisa Magnusson

Marta-Lisa Magnusson, Assoc. Prof.
Dept. of IMER, Malmoe University, Sweden
Dept. of Political Science, Copenhagen University, Denmark

Karina Vamling, Assoc. Prof.
Dept. of International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER)
Malmoe University, Sweden
 

PROG. INFO.- Georgian Language Free On-line Course at Malmoe University

Posted by: Manana Kobaidze <georgia(a)imer.mah.se>
Posted: 21 Aug 2008


PROG. INFO.- Georgian Language Free On-line Course at Malmoe University


If you are interested to learn Georgian, you can apply to take a course offered
at Malmoe University. There is no tuition fee. The course is conducted on
Internet. No meetings are included. Lessons, exercises, sound files, texts,
etc. are available on the course home page. The course starts in September.

Read here how to apply:

http://webzone.imer.mah.se/projects/georgianV04/INTRO/apply_late.html

Demo version is found here:

http://webzone.imer.mah.se/projects/georgianV04/DEMO/INDEX4.html
 

PROG. INFO.- Georgian Language Free On-line Course at Malmo University

Posted by: Manana Kobaidze <georgia(a)imer.mah.se>
Posted: 21 Aug 2008


PROG. INFO.- Georgian Language Free On-line Course at Malmo University


If you are interested to learn Georgian, you can apply to take a
course offered at Malmo University. There is no tuition fee. The
course is conducted on Internet. No meetings are included. Lessons,
exercises, sound files, texts, etc. are available on the course home
page. The course starts in September.

Read here how to apply: 

http://webzone.imer.mah.se/projects/georgianV04/INTRO/apply_late.html

Demo version is found here:

http://webzone.imer.mah.se/projects/georgianV04/DEMO/INDEX4.html
 

PROG. INFO.- Odessa National University Model United Nation 2008, Oct. 24-26

Posted by: Anna Shelest <njusha(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 20 Jun 2008


PROG. INFO.- Odessa National University Model United Nation 2008, Oct. 24-26


You are welcome to participate in international student conference 
Odessa National University Model United Nations 2008 (ONUMUN) on 
October 24-26, 2008. The conference will take place on the Black Sea 
coast, at Odessa city, Ukraine. This year we organize our conference 
in seventh time. 

ONUMUN gives a unique and interactive opportunity for university 
students from all over the world to become familiar with international 
issues and to enhance students' understanding of the institutional and 
political in-workings of the UN organization. At this role-playing 
game participants assume roles of diplomats representing various 
member-states of the UN and simulate the debate happening in several 
bodies of the UN and one regional organization, following the 
corresponding rules of procedure.

We have a great traditional support from the General Consulates 
accredited in Odessa and Representation of the Ministry of Foreign 
Affairs of Ukraine in Odessa.

During the conference the work will be in the following committees:

Security Council  - (Topic to be discussed: Kosovo)
Human Rights Council - (Topic to be discussed: The Problem of Women 
Rights in Muslim States)
Black Sea Economic Cooperation - (Topic to be discussed: The 
Diversification of the Energy Transport Routes)
World Bank - (Topic to be discussed: The Investment Climate in the 
Post-soviet States)

The deadline for application is &#8211; 5th of October, 2008. 

The registration is online at www.onumun.org.ua

Participation fee:

Citizens of Ukraine &#8211; 10 euro (70 hrivnas) 
Citizens of the CIS states &#8211; 15 euro
Citizens of the EU, the USA, Canada and Switzerland &#8211; 30 euro
Citizens of other states &#8211; 20 euro

You will have free breakfasts, lunches and dinners within 3 days of 
the conference. 

We don't have travel grants.

Please, take into account that you should pay for your accommodation, 
but our team do our best to arrange the cheap hostel for al participants.

For any additional information, please, visit our web-site 
www.onumun.org.ua . Or feel free to ask ONUMUN team via e-mail onumun(a)ukr.net .

PROG. INFO.- Partnership between University of Central Asia and Asian Institute of Technology

Posted by: Dilrabo Jonbekova <dilrabo.jonbekova(a)ucentralasia.org>
Posted: 16 Jun 2008


University of Central Asia

Partnership with Asian Institute of Technology

From: The University of Central Asia (UCA)

The University of Central Asia (UCA) and the Asian Institute of
Technology (AIT) announced  a partnership to develop a cadre of
Central Asian scholars and specialists in the fields of information,
communication and technology, public and private sector
administration, entrepreneurship, small and medium business, and
technical and vocational education training.

This programme will  provide scholarships for Central Asian students
to conduct Master's and Doctoral studies at AIT as part of UCA's
Central Asian Faculty Development Programme (CAFDP), which is
designed to ensure that scholars from Central Asia with top
international academic credentials are strongly represented in the
UCA's faculty.

Graduates sponsored under this programme will be considered for
academic appointments in UCA's Graduate School of Development,
undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Professional
and Continuing Education (SPCE), or for positions in the Construction
and Facilities Management division.

The partnership also envisages AIT's assistance in the development of
UCA's curriculum and learning resources in its graduate and
undergraduate programmes and collaborative research.

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is an international post
graduate institute founded in 1959, and it is Asia's pioneer
institution established to help meet the region's growing needs for
advanced learning in engineering, science, technology and management,
research, and capacity building. AIT's mission is to develop highly
qualified and committed professionals who will pay a leading role in
the sustainable development of the region and its integration into
the global economy. AIT is based in Thailand and has affiliated
centers in other parts of the world.

Application details will be announced and can be obtained by writing
to: facultydev(a)ucentralasia.org

For further information about UCA or AIT, please visit
www.ucentralasia.org or http://www.ait.ac.th/ UCA's Central
Administration is located at 207 Panfilova Street, 720040 Bishkek,
Kyrgyz Republic; Tel. 996-312-691-822, ext. 412; Fax: 996-312-696-029.


Dilrabo Jonbekova
Executive Assistant to Director
University of Central Asia
207 Panfilova Street
720040 Bishkek
Kyrgyz Republic
Tel.996-312-691-822, ext 412 (office)
Fax: 996-312-696-029
Mobile: 996-555-773-726
E-mail: dilrabo.jonbekova(a)ucentralasia.org
www.ucentralasia.org

CFA- Summer School: Religion vs. Politics: The Case of Armenian Christianity and Shi'ism, Aug. 9-13, Yerevan

Posted by: Khachik Gevorgyan <iranist(a)yahoo.co.uk>
Posted: 9 Jun 2008


Armenian Association for Academic Partnership and Support (ARMACAD)

Summer School

Religion vs. Politics: The Case of Armenian Christianity and Shi'ism

Yerevan, August 9-13, 2008

Venue: Common Ground, 9 Tpagrichneri Street

Course Director: Khachik Gevorgyan, Yerevan State University, Armenia

Course Faculty: Mushegh Asatryan, Yale University, Fairfield University, USA
   Hovhannes Hovhannisyan, Yerevan State University, Armenia

How do religion and politics relate to each other? What is the role of
religion in politics, and how does politics influence religious
thought? What are the main principles of the interaction of religion
with state politics? How have these two concepts cooperated in the
course of history? Living in the region of religious plurality how
much do we know about the role of religion in the state?

The course will try to find answers and solutions to these, and other
similar questions, using as case studies Christianity, with special
emphasis on the Armenian Apostolic church, and the Shi'ite branch of Islam.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The interrelation between religion and state politics have been
subject to much controversy in the study of history and social
sciences. The Marxist view that historical processes can be explained
in terms of economy have been able to some extent to explain many
developments in the fields of politics and even religion. However,
recent works in the study of history, and history of religion in
particular, have demonstrated that the relationship is not that
simple. It is not always that religious-theological developments can
be explained by looking at politics, which in their turn are explained
by looking at economy, but very often it is hard to tell, whether the
determining factor in the interaction between the two phenomena is the
one or the other. In many cases it has even been argued that religious
ideas may trigger political action by themselves.

The course will examine the complex relationship between these two
phenomena by going over specific topics from the history of Shi?ism
and Christianity, with special emphasis on the Armenian Apostolic
Church. It will help to understand, through the close scrutiny of
secondary literature and primary texts, the exact nature of the
interaction of religion and politics in each case, and to develop a
framework of looking at the issue in other religious traditions.

Topics and course structure

Day I

1. The emergence of Shi'ism

a. The movement during the lifetime of the Imams
b. Theological and political developments: martyrdom vs taqiyya, the
Imams and the state
c. Moderation vs extremism: debates around the nature of the Imams

1. Christianity as a new political phenomenon

a. Its origins and struggle against State authority
b. Philosophical and theological developments
c. The adaptation process within the Christian theology

Day II

2. Shi'ism and the Occultation of the 12th Imam: political and
theological consequences

a. The crisis of succession and the 12ers
b. Ja'far's death and the Isma'iliyya: political and theological consequences

2. State &#8211; Church relationship: controversy or cooperation?

a. The ecumenical councils and State influence
b. Theological aspects of Church-State relationship

Day III


3. From martyrdom to taqiyya

a. Shi'ites and the 'Abbasid state
b. Rationalistic theology and the relationship between religious
leadership and state

3. False politics or reestablishment of justice?

a. Church divisions as a result of political controversies
b. The political background of the Protestant movement
c. The Catholic Church as a political player

Day IV

4. Shi'ism and political action

a. Millenarian movements in the 14th-15th cc. AD, and the emergence of
the Safavid state
b. From taqiyya back to martyrdom

4. Fundamentalism as a Christian phenomenon

a. Origin and development of the Christian fundamentalism
b. The identity problem in fundamentalism
c. Conservatism or fundamentalism?

Day V

5. Shi'ism and politics in the 20th century

a. Shi'ite clergy and the state in the 19th-20th century Iran
b. Shi'ism and the Islamic Revolution in Iran

5. The reformation movement in the Armenian Apostolic Church

a. M. Ormanian as a new era in the Armenian theology
b. The types and approaches of the reformation movement
c. Is reformation still necessary?

Format of the Course

The course will combine the format of lectures and discussion
seminars. Each day the instructors will present a 50-60 minute lecture
on the topic of the day, followed by a brief break. Afterwards a 50-60
minute discussion seminar will follow where the students will present
their views on the readings of primary and secondary sources assigned
for the day. On the fifth day the students will present an 800-1000
word research proposal relating to the field of the interaction of
religion and politics. The lectures will be held in Armenian and English.

Requirements for Participation

The course is organized for participants who reside in Armenia during
the days of the event.
You should not be older than 35, have an excellent knowledge of
English to read the assigned literature (the knowledge of Arabic or
Persian or Turkish or Latin or Greek will be an advantage while
evaluating the applications). You should be a graduate student or a
researcher in the following fields: Religious Studies, Middle Eastern
and Islamic Studies, Political studies, Anthropology, Sociology,
History and any other related disciplines.

Application Procedure

Full academic CV with degrees, academic background, research interests
and work experience mentioned
Research Proposal relating to the field of the interaction between
religion and politics (not less than 1000 and not more than 1500
words. Proposals which will not fit to the mentioned standards will be
removed without evaluation)
Statement of Purpose (Not less than 300 and not more than 500 words).
One letter of Recommendation
Full list of publications (if available)

Deadline

All materials and documents are to be submitted in Armenian or English
by June 25. Please send your applications to armacad(a)armacad.org.
The successful candidates will be informed till July 10. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The successful candidates will receive readings of the course which
they are to read before the course starts.

CFA- Curriculum Development Center Workshops, Fall 2008

Posted by: Aniko Kellner <kellnera(a)ceu.hu>
Posted: 31 May 2008


Workshop

Organized by the Curriculum Resource Center
Central European University

In the Fall 2008 semester CRC is offering the following sessions:

1. Open House Sessions in broad discipline areas

The Open House sessions are organized in broad discipline areas
covered by one or more CEU departments. These sessions are intended to
introduce participants to CEU's approach to a relevant discipline and
new techniques for designing courses in that field. To this end the
sessions will provide participants access to the facilities and
resources of the CEU and the appropriate department, as well as
general training workshops on course design and teaching methodology.
Participants are invited to use the CEU library, visit relevant
classes and meet faculty. The primary target groups of the Open House
sessions are junior academics who are at the beginning of their
teaching career, or mid-career and senior academics who would benefit
from the above offerings.

History:  November 17 - 21, 2008 - (deadline for applications: 7th
   October, 2008)
Medieval Studies:  November 17 - 21, 2008 - (deadline for
   applications: 7th October, 2008)
Anthropology:  November 24 - 28, 2008 - (deadline for applications:
   15th October, 2008)
Philosophy:  November 24 - 28, 2008 - (deadline for applications: 15th
   October, 2008)
IRES:  December 1 - 5, 2008 - (deadline for applications: 20th October, 2008)


2. Course Innovation Sessions

These sessions intend to explore the cutting edge developments in a
particular discipline. The sessions are meant primarily for senior
faculty with significant teaching and research experience or for
outstanding, research-oriented junior faculty. By discussing recent
developments and exploring contemporary debates with CEU's host
departments and faculty, participants are expected to revise or update
their courses or offer new courses in their particular area of
interest. Additional training on course development is also offered by
the CRC. These sessions are organized with a strong involvement of CEU
departments and often will be combined with a workshop or a conference
on the topic of the session.

In Fall 2008 we offer the following Course Innovation Sessions:

Department of Public Policy, Political Sciences and the Center for
Media and Communications Studies (CMCS) Audiovisual Mass Media:
Between Politics and Regulation

October, 13 - 17, 2008, deadline for applications: 1st September, 2008

This CRC workshop is co-hosted with the Center for Media and
Communications Studies (CMCS) and incorporates courses offered by the
Department of Political Science and the Department of Public Policy.
The selected topic is located at the delicate interface of politics
and public policy of the media sector comparing the policy objectives,
instruments and outcomes with a focus on Central and Eastern European
countries. The interdisciplinary approach allows participants to
reflect on the likely interactions of political aims and regulatory
means. The workshop will then discuss the role of stakeholders in
shaping media policy, look at the agendas of a variety of social,
political and economic forces, and put a particular spotlight on
debates around media pluralism.

The workshop is recommended to faculty with a teaching interest in the
audiovisual sector in the context of political communications and
media policy looking at audiovisual mass media from a comparative and
interdisciplinary perspective


History
Urban History in a Global World - New Trends of Historical Scholarship

October 27 - 31, 2008, deadline for applications: 15th September, 2008

Parallel to the present-day internationalization, the paradigmatic
sense both of the process of urbanization and modernity (or post
modernity) associated with urbanity, urban history gained much
significance in historical scholarship. In addition, spatiality as a
crucial variable of societal processes also shapes the image held by
such places as metropolises and the most diverse urban forms past and
present alike. We intend to reveal some more recent tendencies of the
practice of urban history with special regard to social and cultural
history.  The workshop is recommended to historians, geographers,
anthropologists or sociologists having an interest in urban past.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As a preparation for this session, we ask applicants
to submit a one-page description of their approach to Urban Studies,
as it relates to their course design. Applicants may refer to specific
authors, works, theories, or broad approaches with which they are
familiar. This short description should be attached to the application
package when submitted to the CRC.


Legal Studies - International Business Law
European Contract Law

November 10 - 14, 2008, deadline for applications: 25th September, 2008

At Central European University in Budapest, teaching European Contract
Law is a real novelty, though the contract laws of most of the EU
countries are influenced in one way or another by German, French or
common law. The question therefore is: What - and how - to teach in
the frame of a contract law course? Common law in addition to the
Principles of European Contract Law of the Lando-Commission? Or should
parts of the national civil code be included in addition to the Principles?

This session tries to answer these questions relevant not only for
doing business among enterprises coming from EU Member States but also
for those coming from a country outside the EU but intending to do
business with a company having its business registration in one of the
EU Member States. It is recommended to faculty who intend to address
these questions in their courses.


3. Topical Issues in Curriculum Development

These sessions are expected to cover topical issues of particular
importance to the development of higher education in the region, in
all areas related to curriculum development. Organized by the CRC
office in co-operation with a wide range of strategic partners, these
sessions address current trends in curriculum development, degree
structures and particular or special interest issues. These sessions
could be directed at a particular group of academics or focus on a
target region or institution(s).

In Fall 2008 we offer the following Topical Issues in Curriculum Development:


Center for Policy Studies - Open Society Institute
Incorporating Diversity in Public Administration Higher Education

November 3 - 7, 2008, deadline for applications: 15th September, 2008

Ethnic, linguistic, religious, gender and other forms of diversity are
central issues for public administration. However, contemporary public
administration education rarely relates diversity to public
administration, and often, public administrators lack the awareness
and skills to integrate diversity into their work effectively. By
incorporating diversity into the curriculum of university departments,
schools and institutes of public administration can build public
administrators' awareness and skills in managing diverse communities.
This CRC workshop will bring together educators from a range of
social, political, and economic contexts and institutions.
Participants will: get to a better understanding of the principles
that link diversity and public administration; enhance their knowledge
and skills so as to incorporate diversity into their curriculum
effectively; and clarify how public administration
education/institutions can be a model of good diversity management.
The workshop offers an opportunity for teachers in higher education to
discuss and develop their courses and generate ideas for future cooperation.

The workshop is organized jointly by the CRC, the Central European
University's Center for Policy Studies, and international experts and
partners of the Managing Multiethnic Communities Program of Local
Government Initiative/Open Society Institute and is designed for
teachers of public policy and public administration.

IMPORTANT NOTE: There are many approaches to the public management of
diversity. This workshop will include a session during which
experienced lecturers and participants will present and discuss the
theoretical frameworks and approaches that underpin their courses. As
a preparation for this session, we ask applicants to submit a one-page
description of their approach to diversity, as it relates to their
course design. Applicants may refer to specific authors, works,
theories, or broad approaches with which they are familiar. This short
description should be attached to the application package when
submitted to the CRC.


Summary of CRC sessions:

Department of Public Policy, Political Sciences and the Center for
Media and Communications Studies (CMCS): Audiovisual Mass Media:
Between Politics and Regulation
October, 13 - 17, 2008 - (deadline for applications: 1st September, 2008)

History : Urban History in a Global World - New Trends of Historical
Scholarship
October 27 - 31, 2008 - (deadline for applications: 15th September, 2008)

Legal Studies- International Business Law : European Contract Law
November 10 - 14, 2008 - (deadline for applications: 25th September, 2008)

Center for Policy Studies - Open Society Institute:
Incorporating Diversity in Public Administration Higher Education
November 3 - 7, 2008 - (deadline for applications: 15th September, 2008)

Open House Sessions in:
History:  November 17 - 21, 2008 - (deadline for applications: 7th
   October, 2008)
Medieval Studies:  November 17 - 21, 2008 - (deadline for
   applications: 7th October, 2008)
Anthropology:  November 24 - 28, 2008 - (deadline for applications:
   15th October, 2008)
Philosophy:  November 24 - 28, 2008 - (deadline for applications: 15th
   October, 2008)
IRES:  December 1 - 5, 2008 - (deadline for applications: 20th October, 2008)

Note: CRC Spring 2009 sessions are planned to be announced by October, 2008.

All CRC Applicants must:
 * Be university teachers and/ or professionals (who teach part-time) in
   the Social Sciences and Humanities from the region (non EU countries)
   who are preparing to revise or develop their courses;
 * Have sufficient English language ability, both written and spoken, to
   participate in discussions and use resource materials;
 * Submit an application with all accompanying required documents as
   stated on the CRC application form.

All costs related to transportation and accommodation during the
sessions will be covered by the CRC for participants from the former
Soviet Union, Mongolia and the Balkans.

Curriculum Resource Session application forms, application deadlines,
the session schedule and further information on the center's outreach
activities and resources may be obtained from the CRC office at the
Central European University or through national Soros Foundations.

CRC Contact Address:
Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) / Central European University
Nador utca 9, H -1051 Budapest, Hungary;
Tel: ++ (36 - 1) 327 3189 or 327 3000;
Fax: ++ (36 -1) 327 3190
E-mail: crc(a)ceu.hu;
WWW address: http://www.ceu.hu/crc/


Non-Discrimination Policy 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.

CFA- English-Language Regional Master's Degree in Social Sciences, Tbilisi

Posted by: Khatuna Salukvadze <khatunia(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 16 May 2008


CFA- English-Language Regional Master's Degree in Social Sciences, Tbilisi

Master's Degree in Social Sciences 2008-2009 

Scholarships are available for students from

Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

The Center for Social Sciences (CSS) in Tbilisi, Georgia, announces 
admission to the Master's program in Social Sciences for 2008-2009. 
The Program will offer two modules: Transformation in the South 
Caucasus and Gender. 

This is an interdisciplinary, English-language international Master 
program at the Faculty of Social and Political Studies, Ivane 
Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia. 

Foreign and exchange students are also eligible to apply to the 
program. 

Gain more information from: http://www.ucss.ge

or during Open Door days &#8211; May 13 and May 20, at 12:00.
10 Chovelidze St, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Student's Dean Nani Bendeliani, at (+995 32) 252 781
Email: nbendeliani(a)ucss.ge

CFA- ADA Summer School: Islam in Contemporary International Affairs, Baku, July 11-20

Posted by: Murad Ismayilov <mismayilov(a)ada.edu.az>
Posted: 16 May 2008


CFA- ADA Summer School: Islam in Contemporary Int'l Affairs, Baku, July 11-20

Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA)
announces enrollment in its

Summer School 
on
Islam in the Contemporary International Affairs
11-20 July, 2008
Baku and Guba, Azerbaijan

The Summer School is organized in a multicultural environment, in 
which participants learn and experience the foundational concepts of 
Islam, its relations with other religions and role in the contemporary 
international affairs.  It features presentations by prominent 
scholars in the field of religion, as well as trips to mosques, 
churches and synagogues. A special emphasis of the course will be on 
cross-cultural dialogue and understanding of Islam as a religion of 
peace and social justice. The Summer School program will be 
interactive in its format. Networking, small-group interaction, 
sightseeing and relaxing will be the essential elements of the summer 
school.

Tours to Baku's Medieval City, Karavansaray, Fire Temple Ateshgah and 
stone-age petroglyphs at Gobustan will be arranged.  During the 
week-ends, tours to the regions of Azerbaijan are planned, where the 
participants will enjoy tourist attractions and get to know historic 
and cultural heritage sites. They will have a unique chance to witness 
the centuries-old tradition of religious tolerance in Azerbaijan, 
visit holy places and build relations which will last for good.

The class is limited to 35 participants. Selected participants must be 
willing to attend program events held in places of worship of various 
congregations.

The tuition cost for the summer school is 750 USD. Travel and lodging 
expenses must be covered by the participants. ADA will arrange 
domestic transportation.

To apply, please visit www.ada.edu.az/summerschool


Murad Ismayilov
Projects Coordinator & Research Fellow
Research Council
Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan
Tel +99412 437 3234
Fax +99412 437 3236
Mob +99450 327 3393
Em  MIsmayilov(a)ada.edu.az
    imurad_az(a)yahoo.com

PROGRAM INFO.- INTRAC Central Asia Open Training Course in Advanced Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

Posted by: Kazbek Abraliev <kazbek.abraliev(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 15 May 2008


PROG. INFO.- INTRAC Training on Advanced Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation

Open Training course in Advanced Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

On 9-13 June, INTRAC will be running this year's Open Training course 
in Advanced Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), like last 
year located on Issyk-Kul.  If you are thinking of attending or 
sending someone from your organisation, please write to us quickly 
since this course is usually fully booked.

This year we are slightly raising the level of the course, as usual 
focusing on qualitative data collection and analysis, and including 
some aspects of longer term impact assessment.  The workshop will be 
led by an experienced trainers team led by INTRAC counsultant Lola 
Abdusalyamova (Uzbekistan). The course will run bilingually in Russian 
and English according to ther needs of the participants. INTRAC is 
actively involved in debates around M&E as any of you who read our 
bulletin ONTRAC will know.  Thus ONTRAC No.37 entitled "Rethinking 
M&E" raised the issue of how to combine the increasing "managerialism" 
of development institutions, on the one hand, and the need to 
"prioritise users' interests and needs" on the other.  Our workshop 
looks at both sides of this dilemma - the efficient collection and 
analysis of data, and also the aspect of participation.

Contact details:

INTRAC Central Asia Address: 107 Kievskaya Str., Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Tel.:(+996 312) 611402,  Fax: (996 312) 611277, 
e-mail: icap(a)intrac.kg

INTRAC Central Asia Programme is carrying out a strategy review of its 
work this summer and autumn.  If you would like to contribute to this 
in any way, please contact on charlesb(a)intrac.kg (Charles Buxton).  In 
the week of 22 September we hope to be running a Round Table on 
capacity building for civil society in Central Asia.  We hope that 
representatives of international and local NGOs alike will attend this 
event.  More details later.


INTRAC is a non-profit organisation working in the international 
development and relief sector. We support non-governmental 
organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) around the 
world by helping to explore policy issues, and by strengthening 
management and organisational effectiveness. 
http:// www.intrac.org 

CFA- Summer School on Cultural Translation, Halle, Germany

Posted by: Ildiko Beller-Hann <ildiko.beller-hann(a)owz.uni-halle.de>
Posted: 28 Apr 2008


CFA- Summer School on Cultural Translation, Halle, Germany

The Graduate School Asia and Africa in World Reference Systems at the 
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany invites 
applications for a Summer School on Cultural Translation to be held 
in Halle/Saale, Germany 13.07.08 - 20.07.08

The Summer School is intended as a forum to introduce students to the 
notion of cultural translation with reference to both theoretical and 
empirical perspectives. Understood as a key concept for the 
description of social change, "translation" is used here as both the 
discourse about and practice of socially and politically embedded 
processes produced and informed by cultural encounters. 
The Summer School aims to introduce participating postgraduate 
students to situate their research in the context of international 
scholarship and help them identify directions for further independent 
work through introducing them to ongoing academic research and 
debates in the field of cultural translation. It also aims to open up 
new perspectives in understanding cultural encounters not as a 
disruptive activity but as an ultimately creative and constructive 
process, which conceives mediation between different registers of 
cultural exchange as a continuum.

It aims at making students ask (if not necessarily answer) questions 
such as: How do we recognize, identify, account for and explain 
cultural encounters? What does it mean to translate texts or other 
cultural products? What sort of relationships can be revealed between 
author and text, original and copy, and how can such complex webs of 
relationships be (dis)entangled and rendered comprehensible? What role 
does translation play in the transmission of knowledge and in the 
dissemination of information? How does translation construct 
representations of marginalized groups or cultures? What sorts of 
intended (and unintended) strategies are involved in the process of 
cultural translation and how do these relate to the respective 
ideological and political contexts? What factors account for the 
success and failure of translation in specific historical contexts? 
It is envisaged that students will be able to benefit from informal 
discussions with all participants, and that the exposure to 
disciplines other than their own will give them new impulses which in 
turn can serve as a source of inspiration for their own research.  
Students will also have an opportunity to present and discuss their 
ongoing projects, to receive feedback from their peers, and from the 
participating faculty.

The invited lecturers represent a wide range of subjects, underlining 
the interdisciplinary nature of the study of cultural translation. 
Historians and anthropologists, literary scholars and translation 
studies experts have been invited alongside scholars representing 
Arabic, Persian and Tibetan Studies whose work intersects with the 
perspective of cultural translation.

The working language of the Summer School is English; teaching is 
planned for six working days.

Participants are expected to pay a registration fee of 100 EUR. There 
is no tuition fee. Accommodation and travel expenses will be paid by 
us. 

Applicants should be registered PhD students whose proposed research 
focuses on, or would greatly benefit from, the academic discourses on 
cultural translation, and whose work is regionally directly related 
to African or Asian societies and cultures.

Applicants are asked to send 
 - a cover letter
 - a CV
 - the title of their research project and details of their academic 
   affiliation 
 - a reference letter from the supervisor

to: Dr. Ildikó Bellér-Hann  
Graduate School Asia and Africa in World Reference Systems
Mühlweg 15
Halle/Saale
D - 06114
Germany 
Application deadline: 10 May 2008
Contact e-mail: ildiko.beller-hann(a)owz.uni-halle.de

CFA- Summer Seminar on Ethnobiological Research Methods, Kyrgyzstan, 21-26 July

Posted by: Taalim-Forum Public Foundation (former HECAP) <hecap(a)jet.kg>
Posted: 18 Apr 2008


CFA- Summer Seminar on Ethnobiological Research Methods, Kyrgyzstan, 21-26 July

"Taalim-Forum" Public Foundation in the framework of "Place-based 
education: communities outreach" Project supported by the Christensen 
Fund (USA) is organizing a seminar "Ethnobiological Research Methods". 
The project is aimed at strengthening the capacity of local 
communities in comprehensive studying of their places of living. 

Instructor: Gary Martin (Global Diversity Foundation, UK)

Language: English, Russian. Translation will be provided. 

Seminar is aimed at helping young scientists, specialists and 
researchers, interested in the issues of ethno-ecology/bio-culture, 
studying traditional knowledge, and preservation of natural and 
cultural diversity.

In this seminar participants will:
 * Acquire skills to organize and conduct ethnobiological research;
 * Master methods of biocultural diversity research;
 * Find new perspectives for implementation of the knowledge and 
   skills acquired in their own professional and research activities.

The selection of participants will be conducted on a competitive 
basis. Faculties, researchers and senior students from Kyrgyzstan, 
Kazakhstan and Tajikistan are welcome to apply. Application and essay 
forms as well as additional information about the project can be found 
at: www.hecap.jet.kg

The application and essay should be sent to:  dalimova(a)gmail.com

Deadline for application: May 15, 2008

Participation expenses will be covered by the host organization. 

Taalim-Forum Public Foundation (former HECAP) is working for 
supporting and improving of humanities education in Central Asia.  The 
Christensen Fund' mission is backing the stewards of cultural and 
biological diversity.  Global Diversity Foundation promotes 
agricultural, biological and cultural diversity around the world 
through research, training and social action.


Taalim-Forum Public Foundation
122/2 Orozbekova St. 
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 720040
Tel. (+996-312) 900 835
Fax. (+996-312) 627 618
E-mail: hecap(a)jet.kg

DEADLINE EXTENDED- Summer Research Lab, Univ. of Illinois: 27 April

Posted by: Merrily Shaw <mshaw2(a)uiuc.edu>
Posted: 14 Apr 2008


DEADLINE EXTENDED- Summer Research Lab, Univ. of Illinois: 27 April

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 27 April for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

2008 Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia
June 9 - August 1
University of Illinois

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 2008 Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on 
Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, June 9 - August 1.  Please check 
the website for the full list of programs, eligibility, and 
application information: http://www.reec.uiuc.edu/srl/srl.html

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

The following persons are eligible to apply to the Summer Lab:
 - Faculty or 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, the above criteria apply along with 
the following: Scholars conducting policy relevant research (broadly 
defined) on the countries of Eurasia and Southeastern Europe. Under 
U.S. Department of State regulations, scholars whose research focuses 
on any EU member state-Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovak 
Republic, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, or 
Lithuania-must be doing comparative research that includes a non EU 
member state of Eurasia or Southeastern Europe in order to be eligible 
for funding.

Application Deadlines:

Housing Grants: for U.S. citizens and permanent residents  27 April
Graduate Student Travel Grants: for U.S. citizens and permanent 
   residents only  27 April
Lab Attendance Only without housing grant: for guaranteed housing 
   availability 27 April
 - applications will be accepted for up to two weeks prior to desired 
   attendance; 
 - room availability at Illini Tower cannot be guaranteed after the 27 
   April deadline.

2008 SUMMER RESEARCH LAB PROGRAMS
http://www.reec.uiuc.edu/srl/SRL2008/programs.html

Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum
"Interpreting Emotion in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia"
June 19-21 
Faculty Organizers: Mark Steinberg (Professor of History, University 
of Illinois; Editor of the Slavic Review) and Valeria Sobol (Assistant 
Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois) 


Eurasia Studies Training Workshop for Junior Scholars
"Gendering Democracy: Self, State, and Political Reform in Eurasia and Beyond"
June 11-13
Moderator: Cynthia Buckley (Associate Professor of Sociology, 
University of Texas, Austin)

Balkan Studies Training Workshop for Junior Scholar
"Building Balkan Studies: Integrating Multidisciplinary Perspectives"
June 30-July 2
Moderator: Julie Mostov (Associate Vice Provost for International 
Programs and Associate Professor of Political Science, Drexel University)

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.

Voluntary Discussion Group: Russian History and Culture, June 9-13
Coordinator:  Ann Kleimola (Professor of History, University of Nebraska)

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

CFA- Field Workshop in Tuva, Russian Central Asia, July 30-Aug. 4

Posted by: Heinrich Harke <h.g.h.harke(a)reading.ac.uk>
Posted: 11 Apr 2008


CFA- Field Workshop in Tuva, Russian Central Asia, July 30-Aug. 4

Dear Colleagues,

This is an invitation to a field workshop (30 July - 4 August) in Tuva
(Russian Central Asia) which may be of interest to early medieval
archaeologists and historians, geoarchaeologists, and those specialising in
prospecting, conservation, and presentation of archaeological monuments.
Funds are available to support travel to Moscow; transport from Moscow,
accommodation and food are free.

The "Por-Bajin Fortress" Cultural Foundation, the Russian Academy of 
Sciences, the State Oriental Museum, Moscow State University and 
Russian Association of Geomorphologists invite to the field workshop 
"Fortress Por-Bajin: Geoarchaeology and Protection of Cultural 
Heritage" which will be held at the Por-Bajin (or Por-Bazhyn) 
expedition camp in the Tuva Republic of Russia, July 30 - August 4, 
2008. Information on the archaeological project is available at 
www.por-bajin.ru. A high-resolution satellite image taken on August 
7th, 2007 is available on Google Earth (type Por-Bajin in the "Flight' 
window or use the geo-graphical coordinates of the site: 50°36'53.87" 
N, 97°23'6.57"E).

Participants are advised that the solar eclipse of 1 August will 
happen during the field seminar, with more than 90% of the sun 
eclipsed as seen from Por-Bajin.

Main topics
 - field archaeology;
 - conservation and restoration;
 - museum management;
 - dating methods;
 - archaeoseismology;
 - palaeoenvironmental reconstruction and palaeolimnology;
 - coastal and permafrost processes.

Organizing Committee

Chairman: Marina Ignatova, President of the "Por-Bajin Fortress" 
Cultural Foundation
Members:
Lilia Konareva, Deputy Director of the "Por-Bajin Fortress" Cultural
   Foundation
Irina Arzhantseva, PhD, Head of Centre of Eurasian Archaeology, 
   Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences
Tigran Mkrtychev, DSc, Deputy Director, State Oriental Museum, Moscow
Andrey Panin, PhD, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Geography, Moscow State 
   University; Secretary of the Russian Association of Geomorphologists

Contacts

All enquiries should be sent to the following email addresses:
iaa(a)gol.ru (Irina Arzhantseva)
andrey-panin(a)rambler.ru (Andrey Panin)

Registration

For further information and registration forms, please contact the 
following addresses: iaa(a)gol.ru or andrey-panin(a)rambler.ru. Please 
state "Por-Bajin Field Workshop, August 2008" in the subject line of 
the message.
Capacity of the field camp and means of transport mean that we have to 
restrict the number of participants to 20.

Registration Fee

The registration fee is 800 euros. It covers a helicopter or 
cross-country vehicle return journey from Kyzyl to Por Bajin, 
accommodation in the field camp, all meals and refreshments, and 
workshop materials. Terms of payment will be specified in the second circular.

Important dates

May 15, 2008 - deadline for registration;
May 20, 2008 - second circular and official invitations;
July 30, 2008 - meeting and registration of participants at Kyzyl airport.


Please address all queries to the addresses listed above.

Heinrich Härke M.A., B.Litt., Dr.phil., FSA
Visiting Research Fellow
Department of Archaeology
University of Reading
Reading  RG6 6AB
Great Britain
Tel. +44-118-378 7362
Fax +44-118-378 8132
e-mail h.g.h.harke(a)reading.ac.uk
http://www.rdg.ac.uk/archaeology/about/staff/h-g-h-harke.asp

CFA- Summer Training "Basics of Participatory Video", Kyrgyzstan, 2-8 June 2008

Posted by: Olga Yarova <o.yarova(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 10 Apr 2008


CFA- Summer Training "Basics of Participatory Video", Kyrgyzstan, 2-8 June 2008

Taalim-Forum Public Foundation is organizing Training for Trainers 
(ToT) "Basics of Participatory Video" within the framework of 
"Place-based education: communities outreach" project supported by the 
Christensen Fund (USA). The project is aimed at the strengthening of 
capacity of the local communities in comprehensive studying of their 
own place of living. 

Instructor: Sara Asadullah (Insight, France/UK) 

Language: English, Russian.  Translation will be provided. 

The interactive training is aimed at introducing PV techniques to 
future facilitators of local communities' projects. In the result of 
the training, participants would be able:   
 - to obtain basic knowledge and skills to work with video equipment;
 - to conduct editing and montage of video footage on a basic level;
 - to teach local communities how to use the video equipment (e.g. to 
   identify and analyze important issues within their communities);
 - to find new opportunities for using PV in their professional and 
   research activities. 

Participatory Video (PV) skills can be used as an effective tool in 
conducting field research, collection and preservation of traditional 
knowledge, for educational purposes and also in drawing attention to 
topical issues of the environment and culture.

Faculties, researchers and specialists from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and 
Tajikistan are welcome to apply. Experience in the mass media and TV 
journalism will be considered as a preference.  

Deadline for application: April 25, 2008
Terms of competition: Only selected applicants will be invited to an 
interview. Participation expenses will be covered by the project. 

The application form can be downloaded from www.hecap.jet.kg
Filled application form and CV should be sent to:  dalimova(a)gmail.com 

Mission of Taalim-Forum Public Foundation (former HECAP): Support and 
improvement of humanities education in Central Asia.
Mission of the Christensen Fund: Backing the stewards of cultural and 
biological diversity.
Insight is UK-France based company working on developing and applying 
PV methodology and conducting PV-based projects around the world.

Taalim-Forum Foundation
122/2 Orozbekova St. 
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 720040
Tel. (+996-312) 900 835
Fax. (+996-312) 627 618
E-mail: hecap(a)jet.kg

CFA- 8th Summer University, Kazakh-German University, Almaty, Aug. 11-23, 2008

Posted by: Claudia Winkler <claudia.winkler(a)cimonline.de>
Posted: 4 Apr 2008


CFA- 8th Summer University, Kazakh-German University, Almaty, Aug. 11-23, 2008

Kazakh-German University in Almaty / Kazakhstan announces its
8th Summer University Aug. 11 - 23, 2008
Topic: "The EU Central Asia Strategy: Prospects and Challenges" 

Lecturers from Freie Universitaet Berlin, Europaeische Akademie Berlin 
and other well-known German institutions are going to perform in 3 seminars: 
Politics, Economy and Culture. 

Participants from all over Central Asia and Germany are invited to 
apply for the Summer University at www.dku.kz
The application deadline is May 30, 2008.

Participants from Central Asia will be only paying a course fee of 
5000 KZT. Further costs will be compensated.  Students from Germany 
may apply for grants of "GoEast programme" at German Academic Exchange 
Service (DAAD). For further information on those grants contact 
http://goeast.daad.de/content/aktuelles/sonderausschreibungen_index 
Summer University's language is German.


Claudia Winkler

Hochschulmarketing und -entwicklung
Tel./Fax 007 - 727 2939521
Mob. 007- 705 5558557

CIM - Integrierte Fachkraft
Deutsch-Kasachische Universitaet
Puschkinstr. 111/113
050010 Almaty
Kasachstan
www.dku.kz

Centrum für internationale Migration und Entwicklung (CIM); 
Mendelssohnstraße 75-77; 60325 Frankfurt am Main; Germany 

PROG. INFO.- 2008 Summer Research Lab, Univ. of Illinois, Deadlines: April 1 and 15

Posted by: Lynda Park <lypark(a)uiuc.edu>
Posted: 31 Mar 2008


PROG. INFO.- 2008 Summer Research Lab, Univ of Illinois, Deadlines: Apr. 1 & 15

2008 Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia
June 9 - August 1
University of Illinois

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 2008 Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on 
Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, June 9 - August 1.  Please check 
the website for the full list of programs, eligibility, and 
application information: http://www.reec.uiuc.edu/srl/srl.html

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

The following persons are eligible to apply to the Summer Lab:
 - Faculty or 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, the above criteria apply along with 
the following: Scholars conducting policy relevant research (broadly 
defined) on the countries of Eurasia and Southeastern Europe. Under 
U.S. Department of State regulations, scholars whose research focuses 
on any EU member state--Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovak 
Republic, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, or 
Lithuania--must be doing comparative research that includes a non EU 
member state of Eurasia or Southeastern Europe in order to be eligible 
for funding.

Application Deadlines:

Housing Grants: for non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents  1 April
 - for U.S. citizens and permanent residents  15 April
Graduate Student Travel Grants: for U.S. citizens and permanent 
residents only  15 April
Lab Only (no housing grant): for guaranteed housing availability 15 
April, or at least 2 weeks prior to arrival (housing not guaranteed)

2008 SUMMER RESEARCH LAB PROGRAMS
http://www.reec.uiuc.edu/srl/SRL2008/programs.html

Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum
"Interpreting Emotion in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia"
June 19-21 
Faculty Organizers: Mark Steinberg (Professor of History, University 
of Illinois; Editor of the Slavic Review) and Valeria Sobol (Assistant 
Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois) 

Eurasia Studies Training Workshop for Junior Scholars
"Gendering Democracy: Self, State, and Political Reform in Eurasia and Beyond"
June 11-13
Moderator: Cynthia Buckley (Associate Professor of Sociology, 
University of Texas, Austin)

Balkan Studies Training Workshop for Junior Scholar
"Building Balkan Studies: Integrating Multidisciplinary Perspectives"
June 30-July 2
Moderator: Julie Mostov (Associate Vice Provost for International 
Programs and Associate Professor of Political Science, Drexel University)

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.

Voluntary Discussion Group: Russian History and Culture, June 9-13
Coordinator:  Ann Kleimola (Professor of History, University of Nebraska)

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

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

PROG. INFO.- INTRAC Central Asia Open Training Programme, 2008

Posted by: Kazbek Abraliev <kazbek.abraliev(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 31 Mar 2008


PROG. INFO.- INTRAC Central Asia Open Training Programme, 2008

Welcome to INTRAC's Open Training Programme in Central Asia 2008

We are pleased to announce details of our Open Training workshops in 
2008 for colleagues and friends in Civil Society Development. The 
programme is one of our main strategies towards supporting civil 
society performance in the Central Asia region.  The courses reflect 
INTRAC's values of social justice, empowerment, and the participation 
of poor people in their own development, and fit the four INTRAC 
themes: strengthening civil society, capacity building, participatory 
development, and aid architecture.

Full information is given below:

Central Asia Course Calendar 2008 
1. Advocacy and the Rights-Based Approach, April 14-16, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
2. Advanced Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation, June 9-13, 
   Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan
3. Participatory Research and Programme Development, October 6-8, 
   Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
4. Effective Management and Leadership, November 24-26, Kyrgyzstan

General Course Information

Fees

Three-day courses (non-residential in Bishkek): US$ 580.  Include 
course fees and materials, plus meals and refreshments during working hours.  

 * Five-day course(residential in Issyk-Kul): US$ 860.  Cover four 
   nights accommodation, 
 * course fees and materials, plus all meals and refreshments.
 * Both types of course exclude the cost of travel.

Registration and payment

To apply for a course, you need to complete an application form.  You 
can request it using our contact information below.  Early booking is 
recommended.

Training is delivered in both English and Russian and will be led by 
an experienced international trainer.  Our training is participatory.  
We use a variety of methods based on action learning principles such 
as case studies, group work, role play and peer support.  This is 
complemented by presentations on relevant frameworks and emergent 
thinking and trends.

Contact details:

INTRAC Central Asia Address: 107 Kievskaya Str., Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Programme Officer (Administration): Burma Baitokoeva
Tel.:(+996 312) 611402
Fax: (996 312) 611277, e-mail: icap(a)intrac.kg

Please feel free to contact us for more information, and note that our 
first workshop, Advocacy and the Rights Based Approach, is in mid-April.


INTRAC is a non-profit organisation working in the international 
development and relief sector. We support non-governmental 
organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) around the 
world by helping to explore policy issues, and by strengthening 
management and organisational effectiveness. 
www.intrac.org

PROG. INFO.- Opportunities for Summer Central Asian Language Study, Indiana Univ.

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center <iaau(a)indiana.edu>


Posted: 27 Mar 2008

PROG. INFO.- Opportunities for Summer Central Asian Language Study, Indiana U.

Indiana University's 2008 Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and 
Central Asian Languages (June 13-August 8) is still accepting 
applications for Beginning and Intermediate levels in all languages.  
Funding is still available for Azerbaijani, Kazakh, and Turkmen.  
Visit the SWSEEL website for details:

http://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel/

PROG. INFO.- Call for Policy Briefs, Social Research Center, AUCA

Posted by: Social Research Center - AUCA <src(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 15 Mar 2008


PROG. INFO.- Call for Policy Briefs, Social Research Center, AUCA

Social Research Center at American University of Central Asia is pleased to
announce "Call for Policy-Briefs"

Topic: The Civil Society in Modern Kyrgyzstan: What Are the Limitations To
Growth?

The Social Research Center at American University of Central Asia (SRC) in
Bishkek is pleased to announce a Call for Policy Briefs on topic "The Civil
Society in Modern Kyrgyzstan: What Are the Limitations To Growth?". This
call provides an opportunity for scholars and practitioners to share their
expertise with the government officials on the most pressing issues related
to the development of civil society in the country. Papers exploring the
civil society development from various angles such as legislative, political
or socio-economic are sought for this call.

This project intends:
1) To encourage local and foreign scholars to conduct policy oriented
   research
2) To offer the participants of this program the opportunity to present their
   policy papers to government officials and wider public community
3) To publish the policy briefs in the SRC's Annual Bulletin (English and
   Russian versions)
4) To offer small compensation for policy - briefs

To apply:
1) Send us your CV clearly showing your previous research experience
2) Submit a two-page proposal explaining the problem area you intend to
   explore and describing your research methodology

Please note that criteria for selection will be judged based on the
proposals' clarity and usefulness as well as applicants' work experience.
Local scholars are strongly encouraged to apply. Proposals can be submitted
in Russian or English languages, and should be typed using New Times Roman
12, Single Spacing.

Procedure of submission:

Applications should be submitted electronically to Mr. Alexander Pugachev,
SRC's Research Projects Officer, at pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg. Hardcopy can be
posted to Social Research Center, American University of Central Asia, 205
Abdumomunov Street, Room 234, 720040 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Please note that
only successful candidates will be contacted.

Timetable:

Deadline for applications is 5 p.m., March 31st, 2008

Announcement of the selected candidates is April 3rd, 2008

Submission of final policy - briefs is June 9th, 2008

Any other questions should be addressed to:

Mr. Alexander Pugachev
Research Projects Officer
Social Research Center, AUCA
E-mail: pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg
Tel: +996 312 66 33 09 (ext.276)

Kindly note this project will cover two more focus areas, Islam and
Corruption. A call for proposals for these areas will be made at the later
stage. Therefore, please watch out for our forthcoming announcements.

This project is supported by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

PROG. INFO./CFA- Visiting Research Fellow, Social Research Center, AUCA, Bishkek

Posted by: Social Research Center - AUCA <src(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 13 Mar 2008


PROG. INFO/CFA- Visiting Research Fellow, Social Research Center, AUCA, Bishkek

Visiting Research Fellow, Social Research Center, American University 
of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Position: Visiting Research Fellow

Place: Social Research Center at American University-Central Asia

Period: From 2 months to 1 year

The Social Research Center (SRC) at American University - Central Asia
(AUCA) is pleased to offer interested foreign scholars (PhD students and
post-doctoral fellows) the opportunity to conduct research within the
framework of its Visiting Research Fellowship Program at our Bishkek-based
research center in Kyrgyzstan. The SRC is an integral part of AUCA, with the
mission to promote long-term development of the principles and practice of
democracy, rule of law, and social equality in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia
through carrying out research and policy analysis.

Advantages and opportunities of the Foreign Research Fellowship Program at
the SRC:

 * Ideal surroundings: work and conduct research at one of the leading
   universities in Central Asia, recognized internationally as a university
   based on the American liberal arts tradition of free and critical inquiry.
 * Beneficial support: benefit from interaction with the AUCA faculty
   members, local/foreign scholars and students.
 * Valuable networking: use our networking capacities to establish contacts
   with local research institutions, universities, local scholars,
   non-governmental organizations and many governmental agencies in Kyrgyzstan.
 * Perfect working conditions: The SRC will provide a study/work space,
   access to Internet, computers, printing, copying, faxing, and the university
   library resources.

Research Areas:

The SRC is broadly interested in the political and social development of
Kyrgyzstan, with a particular focus on the following areas:

1) Migration: The impacts of external and internal migration on 
   economic and social development (Kyrgyzstan and other Central
Asian countries)
2) Corruption (Kyrgyzstan)
3) Islam: political and social aspects (Kyrgyzstan and other Central 
   Asian countries)
4) Development of non-governmental organizations in Kyrgyzstan
5) Security cooperation in Central Asia

Interested scholars should
 * Preferably be PhD students or post-doctoral fellows.
 * Offer a research project related to the research interests of SRC.
 * Be willing to submit two research papers per semester (four months)

Period: From one month to one year.
Number of Fellowships: SRC can host five Research Fellows at a time.

How to apply
 - Fill out the application form posted on the "Research Fellowship" section
   at www.src.auca.kg
 - Send the filled out application form, your CV, and any other information
   related to your application to:

Alexander Pugachev
Research Projects Officer
Social Research Center
American University - Central Asia
205 Abdumomunov Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 720040
or apply by e-mail: pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg

Please note that your application will be considered by the SRC 
within 3-4 weeks.

For further information:
 * If you are interested in finding out more information about current and
   previous activities of the SRC, please refer to our website: www.src.auca.kg
 * If you would like to find out more about American University - Central
   Asia, please refer to: http://www.auca.kg/

For further inquires or information on your application status, please
contact Alexander Pugachev at: pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg

Logistical support The SRC will provide
 * assistance in arranging visas
 * support in finding accommodation in Bishkek.

Unfortunately, the SRC does not have the ability to cover travel, 
accommodation, health insurance or any other related expenses.

CFA- Samarkand Summer School, August 18-September 12, 2008

Posted by: Tommaso Trevisani <tommasotrevisani(a)googlemail.com>
Posted: 13 Mar 2008


CFA- Samarkand Summer School, August 18-September 12, 2008

Summer School in Samarkand, Uzbekistan

(3rd edition)

August 18- September 12, 2008

Deadline for registration: April 21, 2008

The 2008 Samarkand Summer School is jointly organised by the Italian 
Association for the Study of Central Asia and the Caucasus (ASIAC, 
http://www.asiac.net) and the Samarkand State Institute of Foreign 
Languages (SamSIFL, http://sifl.50megs.com/Indexen.html) in the 
context of a collaboration project between the University of Turin 
(http://www.unito.it) and the Samarkand State Institute of Foreign 
Languages. As in the previous editions, the Samarkand Summer School 
offers language courses of the languages spoken in the region, a 
seminar program on Central Asia's societies and cultures, and a 
complementary program of excursions and visits to cultural sites and 
events, as well as the possibility of a homestay in a guest family. 
The Samarkand Summer School can rely on consolidated links with local 
and international scholars and research institutes. All participants 
to the Summer School's activities will be given a certificate of attendance.

The classes will take place in the central compound building of the 
Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages. The duration of the 
school is four weeks.

The 2008 edition comprises:

1. Language training in Uzbek, Russian, Tajik. Daily classes are 
structured in group sessions for up to five students according to 
language level. Lessons are held by qualified teaching staff of the 
Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages. Each language course 
has the duration of 80 hours and includes grammar lessons, exercises 
and conversation.

2. Seminar program on "Central Asian Society in Historical 
Perspective" will be held three afternoons per week. All the seminars 
will be held in English. Topics covered by the seminar series will include:

 - State- and nation-building in Central Asia
 - Ethnicity and identity issues
 - Russian culture in urban context
 - Cultural traditions and religion
 - Sociolinguistic situation in Uzbekistan
 - Archival research work in Uzbekistan
 - Anthropological and historical research in urban centres
 - The Samarkand countryside and rural studies
 - Community development projects

Participants to the Summer School will have the opportunity to present 
and discuss their own researches or projects during additional seminar 
sessions (facultative).

Participants:

The School is open to up to 15 Ph.D. and Master students.

Accommodation options in Samarkand:
 - Homestay in families where the language of communication will be the 
   one chosen by the student
 - Bed and Breakfast

Registration fees:

1,200 Euro with family accommodation
1,400 Euro with single room accommodation in Bed and Breakfast

This includes registration fees, travel costs from Tashkent to 
Samarkand (depending on students' arrival schedule, we will organize 
the transfer from Tashkent to Samarkand), accommodation and breakfast. 
Travel fares to and from Uzbekistan are not included.

Advisory Board:

Prof. Marco Buttino, University of Turin, Italy, President of ASIAC
Prof. Shahriyor Safarov, Rector of the Samarkand State Institute of 
   Foreign Languages (SamSIFL)

Summer School Director:

Tommaso Trevisani, Gerda Henkel Fellow at Stiftung Wissenschaft und 
   Politik (SWP), Berlin

Local Coordinator:

Piera Viale, Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages (SamSIFL)

Teaching Staff:

Bayram Balci, French Institute for Central Asian Studies (IFEAC), Tashkent
Marco Buttino, Universit  di Torino
Matteo Fumagalli, Central European University, Budapest
Azim Malikov, Samarkand State University
Christilla Marteau d'Auty, Paris X  Nanterre University
Niccolò Pianciola, Universit  di Trento
Bernardo Rondelli, Universit  di Milano-Bicocca
Paolo Sartori, Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg
Daniel Stevens, Westminster International University, Tashkent
Arnaud Ruffier, French Institute for Central Asian Studies (IFEAC), Tashkent
Tommaso Trevisani, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Berlin
Piera Viale, Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages (SamSIFL)

More local and international experts will be included according to the 
specific requirements of the individual projects presented by the applicants.

To obtain further details and to apply please write to:

samarkandsummerschool(a)gmail.com

Please include the following information to your application:

 - your CV (max. 2 pages)
 - the topic you are researching or are interested in (50-250 words)
 - the language you would like to study (Uzbek, Russian or Tajik) and 
   your current level of proficiency -preferred type of accommodation 
   (family or Bed and Breakfast)

Applications sent after 21st of April 2008 will not be considered.

PROG. INFO.- 2008 Summer Research Lab, Univ of Illinois, Deadlines: Apr. 1 and 15

Posted by: Lynda Park <lypark(a)uiuc.edu>
Posted: 21 Feb 2008


PROG. INFO.- 2008 Summer Research Lab, Univ of Illinois, Deadlines: Apr. 1 & 15

2008 Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia
June 9 - August 1
University of Illinois

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 2008 Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on 
Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, June 9 - August 1.  Please check 
the website for the full list of programs, eligibility, and 
application information: http://www.reec.uiuc.edu/srl/srl.html

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

The following persons are eligible to apply to the Summer Lab:
 - Faculty or 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, the above criteria apply along with 
the following: Scholars conducting policy relevant research (broadly 
defined) on the countries of Eurasia and Southeastern Europe. Under 
U.S. Department of State regulations, scholars whose research focuses 
on any EU member state-Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovak 
Republic, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, or 
Lithuania-must be doing comparative research that includes a non EU 
member state of Eurasia or Southeastern Europe in order to be eligible 
for funding.

Application Deadlines:

Housing Grants:
 - for non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents: 1 April
 - for U.S. citizens and permanent residents: 15 April
Graduate Student Travel Grants: for U.S. citizens and permanent 
residents only  15 April
Lab Only (no housing grant): for guaranteed housing availability 15 
April, or at least 2 weeks prior to arrival (housing not guaranteed)


2008 Summer Research Lab Programs
http://www.reec.uiuc.edu/srl/SRL2008/programs.html

Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum
"Interpreting Emotion in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia"
June 19-21 
Faculty Organizers: Mark Steinberg (Professor of History, University 
of Illinois; Editor of the Slavic Review) and Valeria Sobol (Assistant 
Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois) 

Eurasia Studies Training Workshop for Junior Scholars
"Gendering Democracy: Self, State, and Political Reform in Eurasia and Beyond"
June 11-13
Moderator: Cynthia Buckley (Associate Professor of Sociology, 
University of Texas, Austin)

Balkan Studies Training Workshop for Junior Scholar
"Building Balkan Studies: Integrating Multidisciplinary Perspectives"
June 30-July 2
Moderator: Julie Mostov (Associate Vice Provost for International 
Programs and Associate Professor of Political Science, Drexel University)

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.

Voluntary Discussion Group: Russian History and Culture, June 9-13
Coordinator:  Ann Kleimola (Professor of History, University of Nebraska)

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, Associate Director
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Illinois
104 International Studies Building, MC-487
910 South Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-6022, 333-1244; fax (217) 333-1582
lypark(a)uiuc.edu
http://www.reec.uiuc.edu

PROG. INFO.- Azeri and Tajik - SWSEEL 2008 at Indiana University

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center <iaau(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 14 Feb 2008


PROG. INFO.- Azeri and Tajik - SWSEEL 2008 at Indiana University

Know Turkish? Learn Azeri 2!
Know Persian? Learn Tajik 2!

June 2-June 11

Indiana University, Bloomington

In summer 2008 the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center is 
offering two bridge courses: from Turkish to Azeri and from Persian to Tajik.

The 9-day course prior to the eight-week intensive language institute 
(SWSEEL) will allow students who have at least introductory knowledge 
of Turkish or Persian to enroll in intermediate-level of, 
respectively, Azeri and Tajik for the following eight weeks (June 13-August 8).

To apply to either bridge course, please send an e-mail to iaunrc(a)indiana.edu

The bridge courses are taught in conjunction with SWSEEL.  In order to 
be admitted to the bridge course you must be admitted to the summer 
intermediate Azeri or Tajik programs.  Apply to these programs at: 
https://www.indiana.edu/~iuslavic/swseel/login/1100.html

The Turkish and Persian bridge courses are free of charge no-credit 
supplements to the second level Azeri and Tajik courses, respectively.

PROG. INFO.- Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR)

Posted by: Paul M. Foster <pamfoste(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 14 Feb 2008


PROG. INFO.- Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR)

CeLCAR is the nation's leading materials development center for 
Central Asian and Afghan languages.  Since its founding in 2002, 
CeLCAR has received major grants from the Department of Education, the 
Department of Defense as well as smaller projects with other 
universities and government agencies. The primary source of funding is 
the Title VI program of the Department of Education which has awarded 
CeLCAR two four-year grants (2002, 2006), thereby making CeLCAR one of 
only 15 Title VI National Language Resource Centers in the US and the 
only one concerned with the languages of this world region. The 
College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University has offered 
continuous and generous support to all of CeLCAR's activities.

What follows is a brief description of our major activities that 
should give you a better idea of our capabilities, interests and 
experiences. I would be very interested to learn from you if there are 
other areas or activities that CeLCAR should be concerned with. 
Similarly, if we can be of service to you, your colleagues and your 
students, please do not hesitate to suggests areas and means of 
collaboration.  


Materials Development

1. Textbooks. CeLCAR has produced elementary-level textbooks for 
Pashto, Uzbek and Tajiki languages. A draft of the Uyghur textbook 
will be completed for use at SWSEEL 2008. The textbooks includes 
abundant authentic materials, taken from CeLCAR's own  database of 
material, most of which was recorded in Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and 
Tajikistan.  The textbooks are accompanied by two multimedia CDs 
containing additional audio and video material as well as multimedia 
exercises.  The textbooks have been adopted by several US universities 
and USG agencies for classroom use. We are presently distributing the 
textbooks ourselves but are currently negotiating with textbook 
publishers to get these published and distributed professionally.

2. Intermediate and Advanced Reading and Listening Modules.  CeLCAR 
has developed a series of online multimedia modules for students of 
Central Asian languages.  The Central Asian Languages Intermediate 
Level Reading/Listening Project began in 2006 with an initial set of 
ten modules for students of Uzbek, Uyghur, Tajiki, Mongolian and 
Pashto languages.  A second follow-on set of ten modules is available 
in Uzbek and Tajiki.  Work on Turkmen modules commenced in summer 
2007. The intent is to produce exercises for students of Central Asian 
languages to help build their listening and reading skills, broaden 
their vocabulary, enrich their appreciation of grammar, and deepen 
their understanding of the cultures of the region.  In 2008-2010, the 
same interface will be used to support the development of similar 
modules at the Advanced level. Over 1,500 individuals have registered 
online to use these materials.

3. The Archive of Authentic Materials. CeLCAR has created a digital 
archive of authentic materials.  Our language developers have traveled 
extensively in Central Asia and Afghanistan to collect video/audio 
files and print materials for use in CeLCAR projects.  CeLCAR also has 
professional collaborative relationships with language developers and 
instructors in Central Asia and Europe who enrich our Archive of 
Authentic Materials as needed.

4. Other materials.  CeLCAR continues to develop printed and 
multi-media materials to support the study of Central Asian languages. 
Current projects include elementary-level Uyghur speaking modules; 
Advanced  - level Uyghur Reader, and Student Grammars for Tajiki and Pashto.

Assessment

1. Proficiency Testing Project (PTP)   CeLCAR leads a consortium of 20 
Title VI NRCs to develop, standards, guidelines, tests and materials 
for Central Asian languages. The key component of the project is the 
on-going analysis of the actual performance from learners of these 
languages, all of which are either taught during the academic year at 
Indiana University's CEUS department or at SWSEEL. 


Professional Development

1. CeLCAR offers continuous professional development opportunities for 
language developers, who in most cases are also experienced language 
instructors. We have hosted FLTAs and visiting scholars over the past 
several years and always include them in our training efforts. We have 
organized numerous workshops and seminars for our staff on topics as 
diverse as the use of IT in language education, computer programming, 
pragmatics and related issues.


Curriculum and Program Development

1. Distant Education -- we have developed curricula and pilot tested 
the teaching of Kazakh, Pashto, Uzbek by distant education using 
materials developed by CeLCAR.  With funding from a variety of 
sources, we have offered instruction in these languages to over 35 
students in 7 remote locations (Columbia, Ohio State, Michigan State, 
University of Michigan Iowa, St. Louis University, Northern Michigan 
University) from 2004 &#8211; 2008. Currently we are teaching Pashto at two 
levels as part of our NSEP supported ROTC SLCP project.

2. CeLCAR has developed materials for Specific Purposes Courses in 
Central Asian languages.  Our target audience is both traditional and 
non-traditional (life-long learners) students.  CeLCAR has also worked 
on intermediate and advanced level curricula for less commonly taught 
languages as well as &#8220;bridge&#8221; courses which will allow intermediate 
and advanced-level students of Persian (2008) and Uzbek (2009) to 
enroll in directly in intermediate level courses of Tajiki and Uyghur 
respectively.

CeLCAR has developed a small, but effective group of language 
developers, both here in the US and abroad. Obviously we collaborate 
closely with Indiana University's Department of Central Eurasian 
Studies and the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center but we 
also work closely with all US universities with interest in Central 
Asian languages.  Given Indiana University's resources in this area, 
we are able to respond quickly and effectively to both student, 
instructor and instructional needs for materials in CeLCAR-supported 
languages.  In the remaining 2 years of our Title VI grant, we will 
focus on the developed of materials, curricula and programs for 
advanced-level learners.


Paul M. Foster Jr., Ph.D.
Director
Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR)
Indiana University
716 Eigenmann Hall
1900 East Tenth Street
Bloomington, Indiana
47406

(812) 856-1159
fax (812) 856-1206
pamfoste(a)indiana.edu
www.indiana.edu/~celcar

CFA- Master of Peace and Security Studies, University of Hamburg

Posted by: Anna Kreikemeyer <AnnaKreikemeyer(a)gmx.de>
Posted: 7 Feb 2008


CFA- Master of Peace and Security Studies, University of Hamburg

Call for Applications

for the Postgraduate Masters Program "Peace and Security Studies" 
2008/2009 at the University of Hamburg, Academic Network "Peace 
Research and Security Policy".

Applications for the academic year 2008/09 must be received between 
December 15th, 2007 and March 15th, 2008.

More information: http://www.ifsh.de/IFSH_english/studium/mps_bewerb.htm


Invitation for Tender for the Postgraduate Master's Course "Peace and 
Security Studies"

We offer you

 * The possibility to obtain a "Master of Peace and Security Studies" 
   in just one year. 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 für Friedensforschung und 
   Sicherheitspolitik (IFSH) and other scientific institutions and 
   partners of the network "Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik" 
   (KoFrieS).
 * A trans- and interdisciplinary orientated course. The M. P. 
   S.-course 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.
 * A profound preparation in order to work in peace-studies research 
   and teaching or in practical work for national and international 
   organisations, administrations, associations, and businesses (e.g. in 
   the fields of peace-keeping, monitoring, verification, development 
   aid, mediation, arbitration, conversion, administration).


We expect from you

 * Interest in the fields of peace studies or peace- and security-policy.
 * 240 points ECTS (usually a four-year course in no matter what 
   discipline) and you must have achieved an honours degree at a German 
   or foreign university.
 * Preferred professional interest and scientific or practical 
   experience in fields related to problems of peace and international 
   security.
 * Sufficient knowledge of English and German. Students may choose 
   whether to complete coursework and examinations, including their 
   master's thesis, in English or German. Concerning German language 
   skills, the German Language Examination for Foreign Students' 
   Admission to University (Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang 
   ausländischer 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. Only applicants who are German or English 
   native speakers are not required to prove their skills in their native 
   language.

More information about the studies

 * Detailed information about the course are found at:  
   http://www.ifsh.de/IFSH_english/studium/mps.htm or on our website 
   under FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).
 * Applicant who have already procured a scholarship (e.g. a GAES 
   scholarship, see 
   http://www.daad.de/deutschland/foerderung/02055.en.html or from a 
   (political) foundation, see FAQ) may also apply.

Required documents

1. application form (available online for download) with photo
2. curriculum vitae
3. school-leaver's certificate qualifying for university (German 
   "Abitur" or equivalent)
4. certifications of academic degrees and, if at hand, references from 
   previous employers
5. certificates of language skills
6. written acknowledgement of willingness to pay, assuming one's 
   application is successful, 500,- per semester as a contribution to expenses

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. The covering letter 
should be handed in with the complete post address, e-mail address, 
home number and cell phone number.

The distribution of financial assistance to students, where such is 
available, will be determined by the joint committee of the programme 
of study in agreement with the sponsor.

Applications for the academic year 2008/09 must be received between 
December 15th, 2007 and March 15th, 2008.

Written applications to:

Kooperationsverband Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik
Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der 
   Universität Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans J. Giessmann
z. Hd. Frau Annelisa Cotone
Beim Schlump 83
D-20144 Hamburg

Please direct any inquiries to:

Dr. Patricia Schneider from the Institute for Peace Research and 
   Security Policy (IFSH)
Beim Schlump 83, D-20144 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0)40-866077-20, Telefax: +49 (0)40-866 36 15, E-mail: 
schneider(a)ifsh.de

TRAININGS- Social Science Survey Related Skills, Tbilisi, Spring/Summer 2008

Posted by: Gohar Khachatryan <gohar(a)crrc.am>
Posted: 31 Jan 2008


TRAININGS- Social Science Survey Related Skills, Tbilisi, Spring/Summer 2008

Call for Regional Training: Social Science Survey Related Skills

Do you have experience in social research? Have you always wanted to 
improve your survey and quantitative research skills? Do you like 
traveling, meeting new people and gaining international contacts? Are 
you interested in pursuing further social research, either here or at 
an international university? Do you want to gain qualifications that 
increase your chances for working on exciting, well-paid research projects? 

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then CRRC has the 
opportunity for you! We are launching a series of four or five 
regional trainings to be hosted in Tbilisi, Georgia, for researchers 
in the South Caucasus interested in improving their social science 
survey related skills. All of the exercises will be based on CRRC Data 
Initiative data (see our website), making all the exercises relevant 
to the South Caucasus. 

The schedule of trainings is
 - How to design a questionnaire &#8211; February 22-25 
 - Ensuring representativeness: sampling and weighting in the Caucasus 
   &#8211; March 14-18 
 - How can we make data useful and accessible: best practice in 
   archiving data &#8211; June 6-10 
 - Doing a powerful analysis of results by applying inferential 
   statistics &#8211; September 8-12

Trainings will involve prizes for the best participants, online 
interaction with other participants and teachers and the chance to 
learn from a variety of international scholars. Trainers are 
international experts, and the training is free. 

Priority will be given to those participants who can commit to the 
whole cycle of trainings, though places will be reserved for those who 
can demonstrate a need to attend particular trainings. Excellent 
participants may be offered part-time work in various CRRC research 
projects (in 2007, we have done research for UNDP, Danish Refugee 
Council, the British Embassy, Transparency International, USAID, and 
others). Participants are also eligible to apply for CRRC Fellowships, 
to use their skills on their own projects. 

If you are interested in participating, please send an email with your 
CV to Nana at crrc.applications(a)gmail.com immediately, and certainly 
no later than by February 5th. Candidates must be proficient in 
English (ability to read and write fluently, including technical 
texts) and have demonstrated research experience.


The Caucasus Research Resource Centers program (CRRC) is a network of 
resource and training centers, established in the capital cities of 
Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia with the goal of strengthening social 
science research and public policy analysis in the South Caucasus. A 
partnership between the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Eurasia 
Partnership Foundation, and local universities, the CRRC network 
offers scholars and practitioners stable opportunities for integrated 
research, training and collaboration in the region. More information 
at www.crrccenters.org. 

CFA- Eurasian Studies Training Workshop for Junior Scholars, U. of Illinois, June 11-13

Posted by: Lynda Park <lypark(a)uiuc.edu>
Posted: 31 Jan 2008


CFA- Eurasian Studies Training Workshop for Jr. Scholars, U of Ill., June 11-13

Call for Applications

Eurasian Studies Training Workshop for Junior Scholars
"Gendering Democracy: Self, State, and Political Reform in Eurasia and Beyond"

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
June 11-13, 2008
www.reec.uiuc.edu/srl/srl.html

This workshop is part of the Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, 
Eastern Europe, and Eurasia; organized by the Russian, East European, 
and Eurasian Center and the Slavic and East European Library at the 
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; and funded in part by the 
U.S. Department of State Title VIII program.

Workshop Moderator:
Cynthia Buckley, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Texas, Austin

Workshop Goals:
The central aim of this three-day workshop is to bring together 
advanced graduate students, junior faculty and other professionals who 
focus on gender and democracy in Russia, Eurasia and beyond in various 
disciplines to discuss their work and issues in the field. The 
workshop&#8217;s objectives are to foster a supportive network of colleagues 
involved in this field and to explore recent research paradigms and 
resources. Cross-regional research of the former Soviet space 
(especially Central Asia and the Caucasus) and such countries as Iraq, 
Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Korea, China and Turkey is particularly 
welcome. The workshop will provide a superb forum in which to 
investigate a variety of pressing issues, including, but not limited 
to, the following:

 * State formation, democratization, and the role of gender
 * Post-Soviet economic conditions and the impact on gender issues
 * Female politicians in post-Soviet governments
 * Civil society, NGOs and gender 
 * Human security (terrorism, trafficking of women and children, 
   organized crime syndicates)
 * Health policies and issues
 * Demographic problems and movement (fertility change, population 
   aging, displaced peoples, diasporic formations, populations on the move)
 * Changing roles and images of gender in society
 * Education (rewriting of curricula; establishment of new 
   institutions for higher learning)
 * Law reform and its impact on gender issues
 * Religion and gender
 * The arts, social change, and postsocialist identity (literature, 
   fine arts, architecture)
 * Rethinking the historiography of gender and democracy in Eurasia

Workshop Format:
Workshop sessions will be devoted to a discussion of the participants&#8217; 
research; investigation of current literature and paradigms; and a 
presentation of scholarly resources, including relevant databases by 
staff specialists from the Slavic and East European Library. Time will 
also be available for research in the UI Library-one of the largest 
Slavic and East European collections in the U.S. Participants may stay 
beyond the workshop dates to conduct individual research.

Workshop Eligibility:
The workshop is open to advanced graduate students and junior faculty 
in any discipline and professionals who specialize in former Soviet 
nations. To be eligible for the workshop housing and travel grants, 
which are funded by a U.S. State Department Title VIII grant, 
applicants must be U.S. citizens/permanent residents and must state 
the policy relevance (broadly defined) of their research in the 
application. Limited space and housing grant available for 
international scholars.  Depending on space availability, those who do 
not qualify for financial support may participate in the workshop at 
their own expense. Please see the Summer Lab website (url below) for 
more information. 

Housing and Travel Grants:
Participants who are eligible for workshop housing and travel grants 
(see eligibility) may also apply for additional research housing 
grants-a total of up to 14 days for graduate students; 8 for all 
others. Graduate students, who are US citizens/permanent residents, 
may also apply for travel grants of up to $200. 

Deadline:
1 April 2008 for international applications (limited housing grant only)
15 April 2008 for US citizen/permanent resident applications

Application:
All participants are considered Summer Lab associates and must submit 
a Summer Research Lab application and application fee. To apply for 
financial assistance, applicants must also submit a one- to two-page 
research proposal that includes a statement clearly indicating the 
policy relevance of the proposed research.  Workshop space is limited.

To apply online go to www.reec.uiuc.edu/srl/srl.html and click on "how 
to apply" in the navigation bar.  To request a paper application form contact:

Summer Research Lab
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
104 International Studies Building
910 S. Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-1244; fax (217) 333-1582
reec(a)uiuc.edu
www.reec.uiuc.edu


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

WEBSITE- Ethnographic Database Project, Seeking Central Eurasian Contributions

Posted by: Laura Fortunato <l.fortunato(a)ucl.ac.uk>
Posted: 1 Feb 2008


WEBSITE- Ethnographic Database Project, Seeking Central Eurasian Contributions

We are currently looking for researchers with fieldwork experience in 
societies speaking Indo-European languages to take part in the 
Ethnographic Database Project (EDP), as detailed below.


Ethnographic Database Project

The Ethnographic Database Project (EDP) is a web-based interface for 
the standardisation of comparative ethnographic data. The EDP enables 
anthropologists to enter information about their field research using 
a set of standard codes developed for cross-cultural application; the 
codes relate to a society's organization, kinship and marriage 
practices, subsistence economy, and pattern of sexual division of 
labor. The EDP is in the form of a web-based questionnaire, which can 
be accessed from any computer connected to the internet.

The EDP aims to complement widely-used comparative ethnographic 
datasets such as the Ethnographic Atlas and the Standard 
Cross-Cultural Sample by: (i) obtaining data directly from 
anthropologists who conducted field research in the societies of 
interest, (ii) using standard codes developed for cross-cultural 
application for all societies, (iii) expanding the range of societies 
for which coded ethnographic data are available.

The first stage of the EDP includes societies speaking Indo-European 
languages, which are underrepresented in the existing ethnographic 
databases. We welcome contributions from researchers who have 
conducted fieldwork in societies speaking these languages.

Visit the EDP website at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucsalfo/EDP to read 
more about this project, to view a sample version of the EDP, and to 
find out how to contribute. Please forward this link to anyone who may 
be interested in this project!


Laura Fortunato
Department of Anthropology
University College London
14 Taviton Street
London WC1H 0BW, UK

tel: +44 (0) 20 7679 5463
email: l.fortunato(a)ucl.ac.uk

The Ethnographic Database Project
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucsalfo/EDP/

WORKSHOP- Morphological Variation and Change in Languages of the Caucasus (MVCLC), Feb. 5-6, Vienna

Posted by: Nino Amiridze <nino.amiridze(a)let.uu.nl>
Posted: 1 Feb 2008


WORKSHOP- Variation and Change in Languages of the Caucasus, Feb. 5-6, Vienna

Morphological Variation and Change in Languages of the Caucasus (MVCLC)

A Related Workshop of the 13th International Morphology Meeting (IMM13),
February 3-6, 2008, Vienna, Austria

Website of IMM13: http://www.wu-wien.ac.at/inst/roman/imm13

Reference website for the workshop:
http://www.let.uu.nl/~Nino.Amiridze/personal/organization/mvclc.html

Invited Speakers:

Alice C. Harris (SUNY Stony Brook)
Johanna Nichols (University of California, Berkeley)

Venue: Centre of Translation Studies, University of Vienna,
Gymnasiumstrasse
50, A- 1190 Vienna, Austria


Program

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

10:00-11:00 Invited Talk: Proving that Change is Induced by Contact: 
   Examples from the Caucasus
Alice C. Harris (SUNY Stony Brook)

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:00 Typology of Morphosyntactic Variations of Ergative 
   Constructions in the Batsbi and the Georgian Languages
Rusudan Asatiani and Marina Ivanishvili (Institute of Oriental 
   Studies, Georgian Academy of Sciences)

12:00-12:30 Person Agreement and Cliticization of Personal Pronouns in Batsbi
Yasuhiro Kojima (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

12:30-13:00 On Possible West-Caucasian Influence on Possession Marking 
   in Ossetic
David Erschler (The Independent University of Moscow, Russia) and 
   Arseny Vydrin (The Institute of Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of 
   Sciences)

13:00-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-15:00 Variation of Oblique Noun Stem Markers in Daghestanian Languages
Aleksandr Kibrik (Moscow State University)

15:00-15:30 Diachronic and Dialectological Variation of Verb 
   Morphology in Armenian: Internal and/or Contact-induced Changes?
Anaid Donabedian-Demopoulos (INALCO) and Agnes Ouzounian (INALCO; 
   Institut Catholique de Paris)

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-16:30 The Factors of Variation in Definiteness Marking in the 
   History of Georgian
Albert Ortmann and Tinatin Kiguradze (University of Duesseldorf)

16:30-17:00 Loss of Morphological Complexity under Language Contact: 
   The Case of Georgian
Nino Amiridze (Utrecht University)

17:00-17:30 The Loss of Case System in Ardesheni Laz and Its 
   Morpho-syntactic Consequences
Balkiz Ozturk (Bogazici University)

17:30-17:50 Khinalug 2007: Creating a Digital Portrait of an 
Endangered Language: A Film

17:50-18:10 Eastern Armenian National Corpus: A Tool for Linguists/Typologists


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

10:00-11:00 Invited Talk: Variation in the Distribution of Source 
   Gender in Nakh-Daghestanian
Johanna Nichols (University of California, Berkeley)

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:00 Contact-induced Morphological Change in the Agul Dialects
Dmitry Ganenkov and Timur Maisak (Institute of Linguistics, Russian 
Academy of Sciences)

12:00-12:30 Contact-Induced Uses of Volitive Moods in Daghestanian
Nina Dobrushina (State University Higher School of Economics, Moscow)

12:30-13:00 On the way to Evidentiality: Some observations on Georgian Perfect
Manana Topadze (University of Pavia)

13:00-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-15:00 Short-term Morphological Changes in Archi
Marina Chumakina (University of Surrey)

15:00-15:30 Inclusive in Archi
Michael Daniel (Moscow State University)

15:30-16:00 Mehweb: Archaic or Innovative?
Nina Sumbatova (Russian State University for the Humanities)

TRAININGS- Social Science Survey Related Skills, Tbilisi, Spring/Summer 2008

Posted by: Gohar Khachatryan <gohar(a)crrc.am>
Posted: 31 Jan 2008


TRAININGS- Social Science Survey Related Skills, Tbilisi, Spring/Summer 2008

Call for Regional Training: Social Science Survey Related Skills

Do you have experience in social research? Have you always wanted to 
improve your survey and quantitative research skills? Do you like 
traveling, meeting new people and gaining international contacts? Are 
you interested in pursuing further social research, either here or at 
an international university? Do you want to gain qualifications that 
increase your chances for working on exciting, well-paid research projects? 

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then CRRC has the 
opportunity for you! We are launching a series of four or five 
regional trainings to be hosted in Tbilisi, Georgia, for researchers 
in the South Caucasus interested in improving their social science 
survey related skills. All of the exercises will be based on CRRC Data 
Initiative data (see our website), making all the exercises relevant 
to the South Caucasus. 

The schedule of trainings is
 - How to design a questionnaire &#8211; February 22-25 
 - Ensuring representativeness: sampling and weighting in the Caucasus 
   &#8211; March 14-18 
 - How can we make data useful and accessible: best practice in 
   archiving data &#8211; June 6-10 
 - Doing a powerful analysis of results by applying inferential 
   statistics &#8211; September 8-12

Trainings will involve prizes for the best participants, online 
interaction with other participants and teachers and the chance to 
learn from a variety of international scholars. Trainers are 
international experts, and the training is free. 

Priority will be given to those participants who can commit to the 
whole cycle of trainings, though places will be reserved for those who 
can demonstrate a need to attend particular trainings. Excellent 
participants may be offered part-time work in various CRRC research 
projects (in 2007, we have done research for UNDP, Danish Refugee 
Council, the British Embassy, Transparency International, USAID, and 
others). Participants are also eligible to apply for CRRC Fellowships, 
to use their skills on their own projects. 

If you are interested in participating, please send an email with your 
CV to Nana at crrc.applications(a)gmail.com immediately, and certainly 
no later than by February 5th. Candidates must be proficient in 
English (ability to read and write fluently, including technical 
texts) and have demonstrated research experience.


The Caucasus Research Resource Centers program (CRRC) is a network of 
resource and training centers, established in the capital cities of 
Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia with the goal of strengthening social 
science research and public policy analysis in the South Caucasus. A 
partnership between the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Eurasia 
Partnership Foundation, and local universities, the CRRC network 
offers scholars and practitioners stable opportunities for integrated 
research, training and collaboration in the region. More information 
at www.crrccenters.org. 

CFA- Eurasian Studies Training Workshop for Junior Scholars, U. of Illinois, June 11-13

Posted by: Lynda Park <lypark(a)uiuc.edu>
Posted: 31 Jan 2008


CFA- Eurasian Studies Training Workshop for Jr. Scholars, U of Ill., June 11-13

Call for Applications

Eurasian Studies Training Workshop for Junior Scholars
"Gendering Democracy: Self, State, and Political Reform in Eurasia and Beyond"

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
June 11-13, 2008
www.reec.uiuc.edu/srl/srl.html

This workshop is part of the Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, 
Eastern Europe, and Eurasia; organized by the Russian, East European, 
and Eurasian Center and the Slavic and East European Library at the 
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; and funded in part by the 
U.S. Department of State Title VIII program.

Workshop Moderator:
Cynthia Buckley, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Texas, Austin

Workshop Goals:
The central aim of this three-day workshop is to bring together 
advanced graduate students, junior faculty and other professionals who 
focus on gender and democracy in Russia, Eurasia and beyond in various 
disciplines to discuss their work and issues in the field. The 
workshop&#8217;s objectives are to foster a supportive network of colleagues 
involved in this field and to explore recent research paradigms and 
resources. Cross-regional research of the former Soviet space 
(especially Central Asia and the Caucasus) and such countries as Iraq, 
Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Korea, China and Turkey is particularly 
welcome. The workshop will provide a superb forum in which to 
investigate a variety of pressing issues, including, but not limited 
to, the following:

 * State formation, democratization, and the role of gender
 * Post-Soviet economic conditions and the impact on gender issues
 * Female politicians in post-Soviet governments
 * Civil society, NGOs and gender 
 * Human security (terrorism, trafficking of women and children, 
   organized crime syndicates)
 * Health policies and issues
 * Demographic problems and movement (fertility change, population 
   aging, displaced peoples, diasporic formations, populations on the move)
 * Changing roles and images of gender in society
 * Education (rewriting of curricula; establishment of new 
   institutions for higher learning)
 * Law reform and its impact on gender issues
 * Religion and gender
 * The arts, social change, and postsocialist identity (literature, 
   fine arts, architecture)
 * Rethinking the historiography of gender and democracy in Eurasia

Workshop Format:
Workshop sessions will be devoted to a discussion of the participants&#8217; 
research; investigation of current literature and paradigms; and a 
presentation of scholarly resources, including relevant databases by 
staff specialists from the Slavic and East European Library. Time will 
also be available for research in the UI Library-one of the largest 
Slavic and East European collections in the U.S. Participants may stay 
beyond the workshop dates to conduct individual research.

Workshop Eligibility:
The workshop is open to advanced graduate students and junior faculty 
in any discipline and professionals who specialize in former Soviet 
nations. To be eligible for the workshop housing and travel grants, 
which are funded by a U.S. State Department Title VIII grant, 
applicants must be U.S. citizens/permanent residents and must state 
the policy relevance (broadly defined) of their research in the 
application. Limited space and housing grant available for 
international scholars.  Depending on space availability, those who do 
not qualify for financial support may participate in the workshop at 
their own expense. Please see the Summer Lab website (url below) for 
more information. 

Housing and Travel Grants:
Participants who are eligible for workshop housing and travel grants 
(see eligibility) may also apply for additional research housing 
grants-a total of up to 14 days for graduate students; 8 for all 
others. Graduate students, who are US citizens/permanent residents, 
may also apply for travel grants of up to $200. 

Deadline:
1 April 2008 for international applications (limited housing grant only)
15 April 2008 for US citizen/permanent resident applications

Application:
All participants are considered Summer Lab associates and must submit 
a Summer Research Lab application and application fee. To apply for 
financial assistance, applicants must also submit a one- to two-page 
research proposal that includes a statement clearly indicating the 
policy relevance of the proposed research.  Workshop space is limited.

To apply online go to www.reec.uiuc.edu/srl/srl.html and click on "how 
to apply" in the navigation bar.  To request a paper application form contact:

Summer Research Lab
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
104 International Studies Building
910 S. Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-1244; fax (217) 333-1582
reec(a)uiuc.edu
www.reec.uiuc.edu


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

CFA- Central Eurasia Leadership Academy, Leadership Workshop, Istanbul, July 2008

Posted by: Aynabat Yaylymova <aynabat.yaylymova(a)sibf.org>
Posted: 28 Jan 2008


CFA- Central Eurasia Leadership Academy, Leadership Workshop, Istanbul, Jul '08

Central Eurasia Leadership Academy (CELA)
Summer Workshop, Istanbul, 16-25 July 2008

The Central Eurasia Leadership Academy is pleased to invite
applications for its 2008 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, CELA 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 Wednesday 16 Friday 25 July 2008.
The opening dinner is on 16 July Wednesday evening. The venue is Koç
University, Istanbul.

Applicants must be between the ages of 28 and 42. They must be
citizens of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,
and Uzbekistan. The professional sectors targeted in 2008 are
government, business, NGOs/ civil society and media. Candidates
working in the spheres of business and government are particularly
encouraged to apply. Women also are strongly encouraged to apply.

All costs associated with the CELA 2008 Leadership Workshop for those
invited to attend (including tuition, food and accommodation in
Istanbul, and economy-class transport from the participants home
country) are borne by CELA.

English is the language of instruction during the CELA workshop. For
more information, a course description, and an application form, see
the CELA website:

http://www.celaprogram.org

The deadline for applications is Monday 10 March 2008.

PROG. INFO.- KIMEP Executive MBA, Almaty

Posted by: Alma Raissova <raissova(a)kimep.kz>
Posted: 23 Jan 2008


PROG. INFO.- KIMEP Executive MBA, Almaty

Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP)
Executive Master of Business Administration

KIMEP's Executive MBA Program (ExMBA) prepares leaders for the
challenges of today's business environment. The program follows North
American academic standards and course materials.  KIMEP's most
senior and distinguished faculty as well as guest speakers from
leading organizations, both in government and industry add to the
learning experience.  ExMBA was created to help executives understand
business, think strategically and take better decisions.  The program
gives you the opportunity to pursue your MBA while continuing to work
in your current job.  Program duration: 21 months with meetings every
other week on Fri and Sat.

Next start date: February 2008.

For more information, please contact:

College of Continuing Education
Almaty, 2 Abai Ave
tel: +7-727 237-47-84, +7-727 237-47-89
e-mail: raissova(a)kimep.kz
web: www.kimep.kz/academics/cce/exmba 


Alma Raissova
Associate Dean, College of Continuing Education
Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research

Executive Education Center
2 Abai Av. Almaty 050100
Tel.: +7 327 270 44 35   
Email: raissova(a)kimep.kz
www.kimep.kz/cce

PROG. INFO.- MA Program in International Studies, Japanese Studies for Central Asian Countries, Deadline: Jan. 31

Posted by: MPAS/SPJSCA <mpas-spjsca(a)chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp>
Posted: 21 Jan 2008


PROG. INFO.- MA Prog., Int'l Studies, Japanese Studies for C. Asian Countries

PROG: MA Program in International Studies, Special Program in Japanese
studies for Central Asian countries (MPIS/SPJCA)

DEADLINE is extended to January 31, 2008

Graduate School of International Area Studies at the University of
Tsukuba is pleased to announce an open competition for its Master
Special Program in Japanese studies for Central Asian countries
(MPIS/SPJCA).

The program welcomes international applicants from Central Asian
countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan) who are interested
in studying and making research on international relations and other
related fields with special emphasis on the Japanese studies.

This program aims to strengthen the capacity in teaching of various
subjects broadly related to the Japanese culture, role of Japan in
Asian and international affairs at various universities and
institutions in CA. This program attempts to do so by accepting the
junior staff members and graduate students of the CA universities
concerned into the educational programs at the University of Tsukuba
and enhancing their knowledge of Japanese studies in the fields of
social and human sciences.

Taking into account that the majority of the faculty members and
students in CA possess limited knowledge of Japanese language, the
educational curriculum in the Master Program for International Area
Studies, University of Tsukuba offers a unique opportunity to obtain
the first-hand information and knowledge through English language-
based educational curriculum in addition to a number of Japanese
language courses available to enrolling students. Therefore, previous
knowledge of Japanese language is not required for enrolling into this
program. The primary target countries for this program are
(Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan). Each year, six students from
five regional countries will have an opportunity to enroll into
educational and professional development programs on a Japanese
Government scholarship-based scheme with additional 6 students on a
self- or alternatively financed schemes. In addition to the
eligibility requirement outlined in the detailed package of this
program, the age requirement for those applying for the scholarship is
for applicants to be born after April 2, 1973.

Note that those candidates applying for the 1 year MA Program in
Educational and Cultural Policy for Central Asian Countries in the
University of Tsukuba are ineligible to apply for this program. If
candidates are eligible to apply for both programs, they will have to
choose only one per time.

For details of this program, please refer to the
http://www.chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp or to
http://www.chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp/admission/centralasianprogram


Selection Committee MPAS/SPJSCA <mpas-spjsca(a)chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp>

PROG. INFO.- MA Program in Educational and Cultural Policy, Central Asia, University of Tsukuba, Deadline Extended: Jan. 31

Posted by: Educ. and Cultural Policy, U of Tsukuba <mpecp(a)chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp>
Posted: 21 Jan 2008


PROG. INFO.- MA Prog, Educ. & Cultural Policy, Central Asia, Univ. of Tsukuba

Program: One-Year MA Program in Educational and Cultural Policy for
Central Asian Countries in the University of Tsukuba, Japan

DEADLINE is extended to January 31, 2008.

Graduate School of International Area Studies at the University of
Tsukuba is pleased to announce an open competition for its 1 year MA
Program in Educational and Cultural Policy for Central Asian Countries.

This program aims to strengthen the capacity in educational and
cultural policy formulation in this CA region by training the staff
members to contribute both to the formulation and implementation of
effective educational and cultural policies and to the task of
analyzing implications of such policies within the universities,
governmental institutions and agencies in CA. This program targets
primarily junior staff members of Education and Cultural Ministries,
Agencies and Funds related to the field of policy formulation in the
areas of education and culture and graduate students of the CA
universities involved in policy studies in the areas mentioned above.
Those selected for this program will have an opportunity to enroll
into one year MA program in the University of Tsukuba and enhance
their knowledge in educational and cultural policy fields.

Taking into account that the majority of the faculty members and
students in CA possess limited knowledge of Japanese language, the
educational curriculum in the University of Tsukuba offers them a
unique chance of obtaining the first-hand information and knowledge
through offering them three trimester based comprehensive
English-language graduate education in addition to a number of
Japanese language courses available. The primary target countries for
this program are Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and
Turkmenistan. Each year, four students from five regional countries
will have an opportunity to enroll into educational and professional
development programs on a Japanese scholarship-based scheme with
additional 6 students on a self- or alternatively financed schemes. In
addition to the eligibility requirement outlined in the detailed
package of this program, the age requirement for those applying for
the scholarship is for applicants to be born after April 2, 1973.

Note that those candidates applying for the Special Program for
Central Asian Countries are ineligible to apply for this program. If
candidates are eligible to apply for both programs, they will have to
choose only one per time.

For details of this program, please refer to
http://www.chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp or to
http://www.chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp/admission/centrralasianprogram


Selection Committee Educational and Cultural Policy MPECP University
of Tsukuba <mpecp(a)chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp>

PROG. INFO.- Advanced Azerbaijani for Students of Azerbaijani and Turkish, Baku

Posted by: Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center <iaau(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 21 Jan 2008


PROG. INFO.- Advanced Azerbaijani for Students of Azerbaijani and Turkish, Baku

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center and the Department of
Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University, along with our on-site partner,
the Azerbaijan University of Languages, are pleased to announce an intensive
summer program for the Azerbaijani language in Baku, Azerbaijan, from June
20&#8211;August 15, 2008. Pending approval by the IU Office of Overseas Study, the
program will provide 160 hours of advanced language training-4 hours each
morning, five days a week for the 8 weeks-as well as supplemental cultural
events in the afternoons and evenings, and several week-end trips to near-by
historical sites.

Applicants are required to show their ability to handle advanced Azerbaijani in
one of several ways: (1) by having taken the equivalent of two full years of
study of the language; (2) by being a native speaker of modern Turkish; or (3)
by having taken the equivalent of two full years of modern Turkish. Applicants
with the second or third background must agree to enroll in a special "bridge"
course at the AUL for two weeks prior to the commencement of the advanced
Azerbaijani program. This short course will provide a transition from Turkish
to Azerbaijani based on the closeness of the two languages.

For additional information, please visit our website at

http://www.indiana.edu/~iaunrc/baku

PROG. INFO.- ACMS Intensive Mongolian Language Program Summer 2008, Ulaanbaatar

Posted by: Brian White <bwhite(a)mongoliacenter.org>
Posted: 21 Jan 2008


PROG. INFO.- ACMS Intensive Mongolian Language Program Summer 2008, Ulaanbaatar

The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) invites applications
from students, scholars, and faculty members wishing to participate in
an eight week Intensive Mongolian Language Program from late-June to
mid-August 2008 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The ACMS Intensive Mongolian
Language Program in summer 2008 will provide the equivalent of three
semester credit hours of language training, and will be led by
experienced Mongolian language teachers. The program is designed to
support the development of intermediate to advanced language skills,
and all applicants must have the equivalent of at least one year of
Mongolian language study experience by the time the program begins.
The program is open to US citizens or permanent residents, and up to
four applicants will be selected for the program and will receive
fellowship awards of $2,000 to $3,000 to offset travel and living
expenses.

For more information visit: http://www.mongoliacenter.org/language

PROG. INFO.- MA Program, Univ. of Toronto, European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Posted by: Ed Schatz <ed.schatz(a)utoronto.ca>
Posted: 13 Jan 2008


PROG. INFO.- MA Program, Univ. of Toronto, European, Russian & Eurasian Studies

MA Program in European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
University of Toronto

The MA Program at the University of Toronto's Centre for European, 
Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) offers students the opportunity 
to engage in a comprehensive, rigorous and hands-on study program. 
CERES has some of the top faculty in their fields and provides 
generous funding to MA candidates through fellowships or financial 
support for internships, language training and study abroad 
opportunities. Our students typically are engaged in research or 
training internationally, with advisory and logistical support from 
CERES. This field component sets us apart from other MA programs.

In addition to a diverse array of courses, the MA program has an 
important practical dimension; we host two or more workshops per year 
with key practitioners from the region. This is over and above our 
busy agenda of seminars and conferences. Every week, top specialists 
from around the world take part in an engaging series of debates at 
the Munk Centre. Students are encouraged as well to develop their own 
projects and initiatives, and every year CERES students host their own 
graduate student conference.

CERES is an excellent place to deepen one's understanding of Central 
Asian states and societies, as well as their vibrant external links to 
the broader region, however defined. Toronto is a truly multicultural 
city of over 2.5 million residents, and it is a major transportation 
hub, with myriad nonstop flights to major cities across the US, 
Europe, and beyond.

Applications received by February 15, 2008, will be considered for 
funding. For more information on the CERES MA program and for 
application materials, please consult: 
http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/prospective.html

PROG. INFO.- Visiting Research Fellow, Social Research Center, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek

Posted by: Social Research Center <src(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 22 Dec 2007


PROG. INFO.- Visiting Research Fellow, Social Research Center, AUCA, Bishkek

Visiting Research Fellow, Social Research Center, American University of
Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Position: Visiting Research Fellow

Place: Social Research Center at American University-Central Asia

Period: From 2 months to 1 year

The Social Research Center (SRC) at American University - Central Asia 
(AUCA) is pleased to offer interested foreign scholars (PhD students 
and post-doctoral fellows) the opportunity to conduct research within 
the framework of its Visiting Research Fellowship Program at our 
Bishkek-based research center in Kyrgyzstan. The SRC is an integral 
part of AUCA, with the mission to promote long-term development of the 
principles and practice of democracy, rule of law, and social equality 
in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia through carrying out research and 
policy analysis.

Advantages and opportunities of the Foreign Research Fellowship 
Program at the SRC:

 * Ideal surroundings : work and conduct research at one of the 
   leading universities in Central Asia, recognized internationally as a 
   university based on the American liberal arts tradition of free and 
   critical inquiry.
 * Beneficial support: benefit from interaction with the AUCA faculty 
   members, local/foreign scholars and students.
 * Valuable networking: use our networking capacities to establish 
   contacts with local research institutions, universities, local 
   scholars, non-governmental organizations and many governmental 
   agencies in Kyrgyzstan.
 * Perfect working conditions: The SRC will provide a study/work 
   space, access to Internet, computers, printing, copying, faxing, and 
   the university library resources.

Research Areas:

The SRC is broadly interested in the political and social development 
of Kyrgyzstan, with a particular focus on the following areas:
1) Migration: The impacts of external and internal migration on 
   economic and social development (Kyrgyzstan and other Central
Asian countries)
2) Corruption (Kyrgyzstan)
3) Islam: political and social aspects (Kyrgyzstan and other Central 
   Asian countries)
4) Development of non-governmental organizations in Kyrgyzstan
5) Security cooperation in Central Asia

Interested scholars should
 * Preferably be PhD students or post-doctoral fellows.
 * Offer a research project related to the research interests of SRC.
 * Be willing to submit two research papers per semester (four months)

Period:From one month to one year
Number of Fellowships: SRC can host five Research Fellows at a time.

How to apply
 * Fill out the application form posted on the "Vacancies" section at
   www.src.auca.kg
 * Send the filled out application form, your CV, and any other information
   related to your application to:

Alexander Pugachev
Research Projects Officer
Social Research Center
American University - Central Asia
205 Abdumomunov Street
Bishkek 720040, Kyrgyzstan
or apply by e-mail: pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg

 * Please note that your application will be considered by the SRC within 3-4
   weeks

For further information
 * If you are interested in finding out more information about current and
   previous activities of the SRC, please refer to our website: www.src.auca.kg
 * If you would like to find out more about American University - Central
   Asia, please refer to: http://www.auca.kg/

 * For further inquires or information on your application status, please
contact Alexander Pugachev at: pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg

Logistical support The SRC will provide
 * assistance in arranging visas
 * support in finding accommodation in Bishkek.

Unfortunately, the SRC does not have the ability to cover
 * travel, accommodation, health insurance or any other related expenses.

PROG. INFO.- Univ. of Michigan Armenian Summer Institute in Yerevan

Posted by: Gloria Caudill <gcaudill(a)umich.edu>
Posted: 22 Dec 2007


PROG. INFO.- Univ. of Michigan Armenian Summer Institute in Yerevan

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Armenian Summer Institute in Yerevan 
Summer 2008

Offering Introductory Courses in:
Classical, Eastern and Western Armenian
And a New Course in Armenian History

The University of Michigan Armenian Studies Program is pleased to
announce this year's Summer Institute which is to be held from June
28 through August 25, 2008 in Yerevan, Armenia.  The program offers a
unique opportunity to study the Armenian Language in an intensive,
eight-week long format.  This year, our Summer Institute is being
expanded by the addition of a new, six-week long course on Armenian
history and contemporary Armenia in the form of lectures and
discussions to be held concurrently, from July 7 to August 15, 2008.

The SI is open to all undergraduate, graduate and professional school
students, attending any North American or European colleges or
universities, who wish to enroll in one of the following four
sections: Classical, Eastern, or Western Armenian, or Armenian
history.  A series of lectures on Armenian culture and an extensive
program of excursions and cultural events will supplement the
courses.  North American undergraduate students may take any of the
courses for credit (8 credit hours) or non-credit.  North American
graduate students enroll for a non-credit certificate for Eastern or
Western Armenian, and may take Classical Armenian for credit (6
hours.)  European students may take any of the courses for a
non-credit certificate only.  The same academic and program criteria
will apply to credit and non-credit students.  A few partial
scholarships, based on need, may be available.

In addition to high quality intensive language and history
instruction the program offers the opportunity to live and learn in
Armenia.  The program is directed by Dr. Kevork Bardakjian, Marie
Manoogian Professor of Armenian Language and Literature.  Experienced
and qualified instructors, including from Yerevan State University
and the University of Michigan, will teach the courses.

The deadline for the submission of completed applications is March 8, 2008.

Applications can be found on line at http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/asp/

For more information please contact:
Gloria Caudill, Coordinator
1080 S. University, Suite 2603, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
E-mail: gcaudill(a)umich.edu
Telephone: (734) 763-0622

PROG. INFO.- MA Program in Educational and Cultural Policy, University of Tsukuba

Posted by: Timur Dadabaev <dadabaev(a)chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp>
Posted: 11 Dec 2007


PROG. INFO.- MA Program in Educational and Cultural Policy, Univ. of Tsukuba

Program: One-Year MA Program in Educational and Cultural Policy for 
Central Asian Countries in the University of Tsukuba, Japan

DEADLINE is on January 15, 2008.

Graduate School of International Area Studies at the University of 
Tsukuba is pleased to announce an open competition for its 1 year MA 
Program in Educational and Cultural Policy for Central Asian Countries. 

This program aims to strengthen the capacity in educational and 
cultural policy formulation in this CA region by training the staff 
members to contribute both to the formulation and implementation of 
effective educational and cultural policies and to the task of 
analyzing implications of such policies within the universities, 
governmental institutions and agencies in CA. This program targets 
primarily junior staff members of Education and Cultural Ministries, 
Agencies and Funds related to the field of policy formulation in the 
areas of education and culture and graduate students of the CA 
universities involved in policy studies in the areas mentioned above. 
Those selected for this program will have an opportunity to enroll 
into one year MA program in the University of Tsukuba and enhance 
their knowledge in educational and cultural policy fields. 

Taking into account that the majority of the faculty members and 
students in CA possess limited knowledge of Japanese language, the 
educational curriculum in the University of Tsukuba offers them a 
unique chance of obtaining the first-hand information and knowledge 
through offering them three trimester based comprehensive 
English-language graduate education in addition to a number of 
Japanese language courses available. The primary target countries for 
this program are Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and 
Turkmenistan. Each year, four students from five regional countries 
will have an opportunity to enroll into educational and professional 
development programs on a Japanese scholarship-based scheme with 
additional 6 students on a self- or alternatively financed schemes. In 
addition to the eligibility requirement outlined in the detailed 
package of this program, the age requirement for those applying for 
the scholarship is for applicants to be born after April 2, 1973. 

Note that those candidates applying for the Special Program for 
Central Asian Countries are ineligible to apply for this program. If 
candidates are eligible to apply for both programs, they will have to 
choose only one per time. 

For details of this program, please refer to
http://www.chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp or to
http://www.chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp/admission/centrralasianprogram

PROG. INFO.- MA Program in International Studies, Japanese Studies for Central Asian Countries

Posted by: MPAS/SPJSCA Selection Committee <mpas-spjsca(a)chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp>
Posted: 11 Dec 2007


PROG. INFO.- MA Program in Int'l/Japanese Studies for Central Asian Countries

Program: Two-Year MA Program in International Studies, Special Program in 
Japanese Studies for Central Asian countries (MPIS/SPJCA)

DEADLINE is on January 15, 2008.

Graduate School of International Area Studies at the University of 
Tsukuba is pleased to announce an open competition for its Master 
Special Program in Japanese studies for Central Asian countries (MPIS/SPJCA).

The program welcomes international applicants from Central Asian 
countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan) who are interested 
in studying and making research on international relations and other 
related fields with special emphasis on the Japanese studies.

This program aims to strengthen the capacity in teaching of various 
subjects broadly related to the Japanese culture, role of Japan in 
Asian and international affairs at various universities and 
institutions in CA. This program attempts to do so by accepting the 
junior staff members and graduate students of the CA universities 
concerned into the educational programs at the University of Tsukuba 
and enhancing their knowledge of Japanese studies in the fields of 
social and human sciences.

Taking into account that the majority of the faculty members and 
students in CA possess limited knowledge of Japanese language, the 
educational curriculum in the Master Program for International Area 
Studies, University of Tsukuba offers a unique opportunity to obtain 
the first-hand information and knowledge through English language 
based educational curriculum in addition to a number of Japanese 
language courses available to enrolling students. Therefore, previous 
knowledge of Japanese language is not required for enrolling into this 
program. The primary target countries for this program are 
(Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan). Each year, six students from 
five regional countries will have an opportunity to enroll into 
educational and professional development programs on a Japanese 
Government scholarship-based scheme with additional 6 students on a 
self- or alternatively financed schemes. In addition to the 
eligibility requirement outlined in the detailed package of this 
program, the age requirement for those applying for the scholarship is 
for applicants to be born after April 2, 1973.

Note that those candidates applying for the 1 year MA Program in 
Educational and Cultural Policy for Central Asian Countries in the 
University of Tsukuba are ineligible to apply for this program. If 
candidates are eligible to apply for both programs, they will have to 
choose only one per time.

For details of this program, please refer to
http://www.chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp or to
http://www.chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp/admission/centralasianprogram

PROG. INFO.- Armenian Summer Institute in Yerevan, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Posted by: Gloria Caudill <gcaudill(a)umich.edu>
Posted: 10 Dec 2007


PROG. INFO.- Armenian Summer Institute in Yerevan, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Armenian Summer Institute in Yerevan 
Summer 2008

Offering Introductory Courses in:
Classical, Eastern and Western Armenian
And a New Course in Armenian History

The University of Michigan Armenian Studies Program is pleased to 
announce this year's Summer Institute which is to be held from June 28 
through August 25, 2008 in Yerevan, Armenia.  The program offers a 
unique opportunity to study the Armenian Language in an intensive, 
eight-week long format.  This year, our Summer Institute is being 
expanded by the addition of a new, six-week long course on Armenian 
history and contemporary Armenia in the form of lectures and 
discussions to be held concurrently, from July 7 to August 15, 2008.

The SI is open to all undergraduate, graduate and professional school 
students, attending any North American or European colleges or 
universities, who wish to enroll in one of the following four 
sections: Classical, Eastern, or Western Armenian, or Armenian 
history.  A series of lectures on Armenian culture and an extensive 
program of excursions and cultural events will supplement the courses. 
North American undergraduate students may take any of the courses for 
credit (8 credit hours) or non-credit.  North American graduate 
students enroll for a non-credit certificate for Eastern or Western 
Armenian, and may take Classical Armenian for credit (6 hours.)  
European students may take any of the courses for a non-credit 
certificate only.  The same academic and program criteria will apply 
to credit and non-credit students.  A few partial scholarships, based 
on need, may be available.

In addition to high quality intensive language and history instruction 
the program offers the opportunity to live and learn in Armenia.  The 
program is directed by Dr. Kevork Bardakjian, Marie Manoogian 
Professor of Armenian Language and Literature.  Experienced and 
qualified instructors, including from Yerevan State University and the 
University of Michigan, will teach the courses.

The deadline for the submission of completed applications is March 3, 2007.

Applications can be found on line at http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/asp/

For more information please contact:

Gloria Caudill, Coordinator
1080 S. University, Suite 2603, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
E-mail: gcaudill(a)umich.edu
Telephone: (734) 763-0622

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