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ACDIS Newsletter October 28, 2019
 
 
 
Welcome!
 

Welcome to the ACDIS newsletter!  In this newsletter you will learn about upcoming Security Events, Internship - Scholarship - Fellowship Opportunities, an Essay Contest, and how to Give to ACDIS. 

 
 
 
Security Events
 
 
 
 

CLACS Lecture Series. "Following The Water that Evaporates from the Amazon Forest"

Precipitation recycling in the Amazon Forest has been the focus of research studies for more than four decades. It is now well established that a very large fraction of the precipitation within the Amazon originates from local evapotranspiration. However, only until recently have we been able to numerically “tag” Amazonian evapotranspiration at the high spatial and temporal scales necessary to better understand the variability of terrestrial moisture on the atmosphere and its interactions with the Andes Mountain Range. As deforestation continues to change the Amazon, it is critical to better understand the role of Amazonian evapotranspiration and how it might change as humans continue to modify land cover:

 
 
 
 

What Factors Drive the Changes in Water Withdrawals in the U.S. Agriculture and Food Manufacturing Industries?

This paper uses a structural decomposition method to understand the factors at the origin of the decrease in irrigated water use in agriculture in the U.S.

Incorporating research conducted in collaboration with Andre F. T. Avelino (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO), Professor Dall’erba will use a structural decomposition method to understand the factors at the origin of the decrease in irrigated water use in U.S. agriculture.

 

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • Sandy Dall,erba
  • 12:00 PM Music Room 
  • Levis Faculty Center, Suite 200
  • 919 West Illinois Street, Urbana
  • Free and open to the public.
  • Hosted by: Center for Advanced Study
 
 
 
 

Trump, Ukraine, Impeachment: How Does the World Talk About It?

Come hear scholars from the European Union Center and the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center discuss how the “Ukrainian Affair” is being covered across Eurasia.
• Five minute lighting rounds covering media from Russia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, and more!
• Have thoughts about the media you follow? Open mic after the presentations for audience
participation. All are welcome!

 

 

 

  • Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
  • John Lie, University of California, Berkeley
  • 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  • David Kinley Hall Room 114
  • 1407 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana
  • Hosted by: European Union Center 
 
 
 
 

CAS Brown Bag series talk--Re-viewing an Ethnographic Account from the Central Highlands of Ethiopia with Deleuzian Concepts

What can French philosophy ad psychiatry bring to an ethnographic study of Ethiopian farmers? 

 

  • Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
  • Tesfaye Wolde-Medhin
  • 12:00 PM
  • International Studies Bldg, Room 101
  • 910 S. Fifth St., Chapaign
  • Hosted by: Center for African Studies
 
 
 
 

Making Sense of Hybrid Cultural Production in the Russian Empire: The Case of Nikolai Gogol

During the post-Soviet transition, both Russia and Ukraine have been preoccupied with defining their national codes, while showing little interest in regional identification and hybrid cultures and languages. I hope that my research on hybrid cultural production in the empire during the time of Nikolai Gogol will rectify the situation and further the postcolonial and decolonial studies within the Slavic literary field. In my talk, I will demonstrate how Nikolai Gogol and the Ukrainian intellectuals of his time (Orest Somov, Vasyl Narizhnyi, Panteleimon Kulish, and Mykola Kostomarov) contributed to the creation of a heterogeneous imperial culture in their efforts to translate Ukrainian “otherness” for the metropolitan audience, in their hybrid language practices, and in various strategies of ethnic disguise and camouflage. The broader theoretical questions are considered as well: whether hybridity, considered in the Russian-Ukrainian context, can provide an alternative to the essentialist categories of “pure” and “authentic” national identities, and how writing simultaneously to the imperial and national audiences can help us rethink the ethnic communitarian and civil liberal traditions not as opposed but as inseparable phenomena in nation-building.  

  • Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
  • Yuliya IIchuk, Standford University
  • 5:00 PM
  • ISB Room 101
  • 910 S Fifth Street, champaign
  • Hosted by: Ukrainian Studies Program
 
 
 
 

Learn About the Careers at the United Nations

Are you interested in careers at the United Nations? Attend this event and learn about career opportunities available at the United Nations Secretariat and UN agencies. All students are welcome to attend!

 
 

Learn About Careers at the United Nations - Drop-In Coffee Chat

 
 
 
 

Research on Migration and Education in Sweden

In this talk, professors Nihad Bunar and Anna Lund (Stockholm University) will discuss challenges and opportunities associated with the arrival of over 100,000 migrant and asylum-seeking school-aged children and youth to Sweden since 2015.

 
 
 
 

Let’s Stop Using Band-Aids for Bullet Wounds

Talk Description: In both public and private settings there is an ever-increasing focus on trauma and adverse childhood experiences. This awareness has energized cities, groups, organizations and schools to move to be more trauma aware/trauma sensitive. Unfortunately, however, all too often conversations about trauma are downstream focused – they focus merely on providing treatment for survivors or prevention. However, those who advocate for trauma informed policies, procedures and practices see this as an upstream strategy that requires more than treatment. Instead to be trauma informed involves a commitment to addressing adverse community environments; and focusing on equity and justice.

  • Friday, November1st, 2019
  • Karen Crawford Simms, C-U Trauma and Resiliency Initiative
  • 12:00 PM
  • University YMCA
  • 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign
  • Hosted by: University YMCA - UIUC
 
 
 
Internship Information
 
 

It's never too late to begin thinking about obtaining some internship experiences.  Here are a few internship opportunities to take into consideration. 

 
 
 
Scholarship Information
 
 

The following are some scholarship opportunities to take into consideration: 

Beinecke Scholarship Information Session

If you are a high-achieving junior and are planning to attend graduate school after graduation, but have concerns about being able to afford it, consider applying for the Beinecke Scholarship. The National and International Scholarships Program has planned two sessions to assist students towards earning this $34,000 award.

  • Thursday, October 31st, 2019
  • 3:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Illini Union Bookstore, Floor 5, Room 514
  • 807 S. Wright St., Champaign
  • For more information contact: David Schug, topscholars@illinois.edu

Beinecke Scholarship Workshop

If you are a high-achieving junior and are planning to attend graduate school after graduation, but have concerns about being able to afford it, consider applying for the Beinecke Scholarship.

  • Friday, November1st, 2019
  • 3:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Illini Union Bookstore, Floor 5, Room 514
  • 807 S. Wright St., Champaign
  • For more information contact: David Schug, topscholars@illinois.edu
 
 
 
Fellowship Information
 
 

The following are some fellowship opportunities to take into consideration. If you miss this year's deadline, and then keep an eye out for the next opportunity.   

 
 
 
Essay Contest
 
 
 

ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO GET PUBLISHED IN FOREIGN POLICY & WIN $1,000

Essays are due no later than Friday, November 1st

 
 
 
Give to ACDIS
 
 

The ACDIS Program has had an impact on untold numbers of faculty and students during its history.  

Your generous gift to the Directors Fund will ensure future generations of University of Illinois students engage in the study of peace and security.  Gifts to the Directors Fund honor the programs founders and former directors of ACDIS and supports student researchers.

Your gift to the Friends of ACDIS will support subscriptions and purchases for security-related publications for students access in our ACDIS library.  Your gift will also support lectures, symposia, and conferences that concentrate on the ACDIS mission.

Gift transactions are confidential and secure.  Please select the fund you would like to make a gift to, along with the amount, and you will be redirected to the University of Illinois Foundation's secure Online Giving Form.

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