Category — Calls for Submissions

How Far is Too Far: Are Edwards Snowden’s Activities Justified? Nov 28, 2013

The Liu Debates: Hosted by the Global Health Network

Place: The Liu Institute for Global Issues

Date: November 28th, 2013, 6PM-8PM

In Spring 2013, Edward Snowden, an American, leaked details of several top-secret US and British Government mass surveillance programs to the press. Snowden was a technical contractor for the United States National Security Agency (NSA) and an employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) before his decision to leak the information.

Snowden leaked the information primarily to The Guardian, UK, which in turn published a series of exposes in the summer of 2013. The exposes revealed programs such as the interception of US and European telephone metadata and the PRISM and Tempora Internet surveillance programs. On June 14th, 2013, US federal prosecutors charged Snowden with espionage and theft of government property.

The leaks have been a subject of great controversy. Some call Snowden a hero and a whistle blower, while others a traitor to his country. Either way, the media disclosures have fueled debates in the United States and elsewhere over mass surveillance, government secrecy, and the balance between national security and information privacy.

We are currently gathering input on topics of discussion to be covered during the debate.

Please email us at with your thoughts at: bwarren@mail.ubc.ca

August 2, 2013   No Comments

Call for Papers — Integrated Perspectives of Global Health

The International Conference on Global Public Health 2012 is seeking papers that are working towards fostering an integrated global health perspective so as to assist in developing sustainable health for our future.

Themes

1. Social determinants of health

2. Climate change and its impact on human health and health systems

3. Oral health as part of primary health care in global health contexts

4. Gender, Women and health

5. Health and social policy

6. Double burden of diseases

The Conference involves Umea University’s International Center for Research and Development, the online journal Global Health Action, and others.

More details can be found here.


March 5, 2012   No Comments

The AHED is seeking a Specialist in Assistive Technology

The Academic for Higher Education and Development (AHED) is seeking a volunteer for a project at the Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga (UIN Suka), Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

The job is to: work on a team with staff from the Centre for Disability Studies and Services (PSLD) and library and IT staff in the university to provide accessible library services to students with disabilities as a step in the creation of the first inclusive university. The assignment will include training, consulting, research and technical assistance in assistive technology. 

The complete description of the position can be found here.

AHED has already done a project at UIN Suka’s at PSLD, information about which can be found at http://www.ahed-upesed.org/projects/past-projects/#indonesia

February 16, 2012   No Comments

African and African Diaspora Studies Dissertation Fellowship

Boston College’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) invites scholars working in any discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies, to apply for our dissertation fellowship.  We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.

This fellowship includes a $30,060 stipend, health insurance, a $1,500 research budget, and a shared office.  The fellow must remain in residence for the academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course.

The successful applicant will have full access to all libraries as well as several rare books and manuscripts collections; of particular interest is the Nicholas M. Williams/Caribbeana Collection.  The fellow can also benefit from programs sponsored by the Institute for the Liberal Arts; International Studies, American Studies, and Middle East Studies Programs; as well as the internationally renowned McMullen Museum.

Applications must include:

  1. a 3000 word project proposal that includes a plan for completion and description of how this fellowship will assist applicant in achieving future professional goals;
  2. a 25 page MAXIMUM writing sample;
  3. a CV; and,
  4. three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the dissertation advisor.  Eligible applicants must be ABD by the start of the fellowship year.

Submit applications by Friday, 3 February 2012, either electronically to aads@bc.edu or postmarked by regular mail to

Chair, AADS Fellowship Committee,

AADS, Boston College,

301 Lyons Hall,

140 Commonwealth Avenue,

Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467-3806.

Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.

November 1, 2011   No Comments

Call for EIESL Kit Contributions

The EIESL project is seeking contributions from students, staff and faculty to be published in an interdisciplinary “toolkit”.  The toolkit will offer learning activities that guide users to explore ethical themes related to international service and engagement. Contributions may take many forms and will include, but are not limited to: experiential learning activities, artworks, musical compositions, short films, poetry, case studies, reflective essays, and scholarly essays. If you are interested in contributing to this toolkit, please see the below instructions for more details.

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Contributors Instructions for EIESL Toolkit

The Ethics of International Engagement and Service Learning (EIESL) project is seeking contributions from students, staff and faculty to be published in an interdisciplinary “toolkit”. The toolkit will offer learning activities that guide users to explore ethical themes related to international service and engagement.

The EIESL project is developing this toolkit to serve as a resource for faculty, staff and students who are involved in international service or engagement. Faculty may integrate learning activities into their courses, staff may use this resource in workshops with students or their colleagues, and students will find it useful in their clubs, or to personally reflect on their research or service activities. Contributions may take many forms and will include, but are not limited to: experiential learning activities, artworks, musical compositions, short films, poetry, case studies, reflective essays, and scholarly essays.

The popularity of International Service Learning (ISL) projects is rapidly growing. Through ISL, students have the opportunity to work and learn in an international setting (often in “developing” countries) for periods of a few weeks, months, or perhaps a year. Those participating in these programs may have a genuine desire to help, learn and improve quality of life in their host communities. There is, however, a growing concern around the conflicting motivations for engaging internationally. Motivations may include: a positive desire to promote equity and to work with and for communities; fulfilling a graduation requirement; enhancing a résumé; or securing research funds. The Ethics of International Engagement and Service Learning (EIESL) project aims to establish a platform and a community of practice for sustainable, supportive and ethical approaches to international engagement and service learning at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Contributors will adhere to the following guidelines for submitting learning activities, artworks, musical compositions, poetry, short films and essays:

All successful submissions will:

  • Guide toolkit users to bring reflective attention to the ways that they think, act, speak, and engage with international communities.
  • Address at least one of the six “ethical themes” outlined in more detail on the EIESL Web-Based Guidebook (www.ethicsofisl.ubc.ca): Intercultural Understanding, Training and Education, Sustainability, Balance and Reciprocity, Motivations, and Witnessing and Observing.
  • Use APA standards for citations
  • Include a title page with the contributors’ name, phone number and email address

Learning activity contributions will identify which ethical theme(s) the activity explores, and will include:

  • Specific learning objectives
  • Step-by-step facilitation instructions
  • Relevant discussion/debriefing questions
  • An essay of no more that 500 words describing what you hope participants will gain from the learning activity, and/or a reflection on your experience leading the activity.

Artworks, musical compositions, poetry, and short films contributions will identify which ethical theme(s) the piece explores, and will include an essay of no more that 500 words describing how you see this piece being utilized by toolkit users, and what you hope toolkit users will gain from your contribution. Please submit photographs of artworks (paintings, sculptures, etc), rather than the artworks themselves.

Scholarly or reflective essays will address the social, political, economic, cultural or historical dimensions of international service, and will include at least two discussion questions following from the essay’s theme. Essays will be no longer than 750 words.

Submissions are adjudicated by the EIESL editorial team and are judged based on how well they satisfy each of the submission criteria listed above. Successful contributors will be notified by email by February 1, 2011. Contributors will be given full recognition in the toolkit and will be invited to showcase their contribution at a publication gala event in late March/early April.

Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis until January 10, 2011.
Email submissions or questions to: ethicsofisl@gmail.com

Additional information on the EIESL project be found on the EIESL Web-based Guidebook: www.ethicsofisl.ubc.ca, or on the EIESL blog: http://blogs.ubc.ca/ethicsofisl

 

November 23, 2010   No Comments