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ACDIS Newsletter November 04, 2019

Welcome to the ACDIS newsletter!  In this newsletter you will learn about ACDIS Student Opportunities, upcoming Security Events, Internship - Scholarship - Fellowship Opportunities, Student Research and Project Grants, an International Business Program, and how to Give to ACDIS. 

ACDIS Student Opportunities

ACDIS is hiring students for the Spring 2020 Semester 

Office and Research Support 

IT Operations and Maintenance

Security Events

Mauna Kea, Colonialism, and Science: Presentation and Discussion on the Ethical Questions Surrounding the Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawai’i

"How are we to understand the controversy over Mauna a Wākea and the TMT if we fail to identify or accept the context in which this battle is being waged; if we fail to critically analyze settler-colonization under U.S. occupation?" Iokepa Casumbal-Salazar. 


Lemann Graduate Forum

8:45 AM, Breakfast
9:30-10:30 AM, Keynote – Luís Cláudio Pereira Symanski, Lemann Distinguished Visiting Professor

10:30-12, Lemann Fellows Panel I

  • Brunna Bozzi, “Gendering Development: Brazilian Women’s Organizations in the Context of the International Women’s Year (1975).”
  • Filipe Correia et al, “Credit Risk and Financial Constraints Transmission to Employees: Evidence from Brazil.”
  • Gustavo Diaz, “The Electoral Consequences of Exposure to Nearby Corruption in Brazilian Municipalities.”

12-1 PM, Lunch and Keynote – Carlos Roberto Azzoni, Recipient of the Werner Baer Distinguished Service Award

1:00-3:30 PM, Lemann Fellows Panel II

  • Marcelo Boccato Kuyumjian, “Samba is Black:(Un)Making Race in a ‘Raceless’ Genre.”
  • Juan Suárez Ontaneda, “Thespian Activism: Abdias do Nascimento and the Political Aesthetics of his Performances.”
  • Amanda K. Rector, “Citizenship in the Transatlantic World.”

3:45-5:30 PM, Lemann Fellows Panel III

  • Luke Alan Plutowski, “Electoral Handouts and Voting Behavior in Brazil.”
  • Thaís Rezende da Silva de Sant’ana, “Inside Brazil’s Eden: A Migrant History of the Urban Amazon.”

Napoleonic Visual Culture and the Cult of Napoleon, 1815-1848

Images of Napoleon and the Napoleonic wars dominated French visual culture in the thirty or so years following his fall from power in 1815. This presentation examines a number of the most common themes found in these images: Napoleon as a defender of the Revolution; Napoleon as fallible and human, appearing haggard, portly, dispirited, or in any number of other deficient emotional and physical states; and Napoleon as the object of a pseudo-religious veneration. It will also examine the emergence, in the same period, of images exploring the physical and psychological trauma resulting from the unprecedented violence of the Napoleonic wars.

  • Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
  • David O'Brien
  • 12:00 PM
  • Center for Advanced Study
    Levis Faculty Center-Music Room (208)
  • 919 W. Illinois, Urbana
  • Hosted by: Center for Advanced Study

Is the European Union driving increasing demands for secession in Scotland and Catalonia?

This talk contextualizes the mobilization of secessionism in Scotland and Catalonia. It explores the role that European integration as well as domestic dynamics of electoral competition have had in the independence movements in these regions. While EU membership may provide appeal and viability to secessionism, electoral competition generates the motivation for nationalist...


"Smoot-Hawley Redux? Who's Hurting Now?" ACES Distinguished International Lecture: The Honorable Ambassador Allan P. Mustard

Are trade wars good for American agriculture and agribusiness? Ambassador (retired) Mustard, who served over three decades in USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) promoting exports, including 19 years abroad as an agricultural attache, counselor, and minister-counselor, will comment on current U.S. agricultural trade policy from his perspective as the FAS historian.





Peace Corps Informational

If you’re interested in grassroots-driven international development, have foreign language skills, and want to travel, consider joining the Peace Corps after graduation. The Peace Corps is looking for U.S. citizens with four-year degrees to fill positions in agriculture, community development, education, environment, health, and youth development in 60+ countries. You could be working with internally displaced persons in Ukraine, improving food security in Senegal, promoting Spanish literacy in the Dominican Republic, or teaching English in Cambodia. Come by to learn more about the types of projects that Peace Corps Volunteers work on, benefits during and after service, and the application process.


Technology and Transitional Justice: Making Visible the Information Infrastructure for War Victims

 - Part of the CGS Global Migration Series - 

Belén Albornoz is a research professor at Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales Sede Ecuador (FLACSO). Her research focuses on the relationships between science, technology and society and in the analysis of public policies on science and technology. She has studied inclusion/exclusion in educational digital programs, privacy, and policies for closing the digital divide. She has also been an advisor on Science Policy in Latin America with the UN, currently is a Council Member for the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S), and board member of The Society for the Studies of New and Emerging Technologies (SNET).

  • Thursday, November 7th, 2019
  • Belén Albornoz
  • 4:00 PM
  • Levis Faculty Center Room 210
  • 919 West Illinois Street, Urbana 
  • Hosted by: Center for Global Studies

Editing Nature: Governance Hurdles and Ethical Holes in Genetic Engineering

Professor Kofler will argue how scientific and value-based knowledge can inform technology decision-making in ways that are both context-dependent and global in scope. The inadequacy of dominant theories in environmental ethics to support such decision-making will also be presented and an alternative ethos proposed: one that respects the interconnectedness of human and environmental health and invites technology into that relationship to augment the flourishing of both.


YMCA Friday Forum: Voter Engagement as Justice: The Potential, Limitations, and How to Engage Folks in the Process

This fall, the University YMCA’s Friday Forum explores how inspiring women leaders are addressing not just issues that disproportionately affect womxn but also a myriad of the most pressing social and environmental issues in our communities. Join us as we celebrate the creativity, passion and impact of womxn working for progressive change.

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: 

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.   

Student Research and Project Grants
International Business Immersion Program (IBIP)
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