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ACDIS Newsletter December 02, 2019
 
 
 
Welcome!
 

Welcome to the ACDIS newsletter!  In this newsletter  you will learn about the ACDIS Chat Session with David Chichester, Spring 2020 Certificate in Global Security Courses, USA Job Opportunities, Internship - Scholarship - Fellowship Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Travel Grants, the DOE Scholars Program, Security Events, and how to Give to ACDIS. 

 
 
 
ACDIS Student Chat Session
 
 
 
 

David Chichester, directorate fellow at Idaho National Laboratory

David Chichester is a directorate fellow at Idaho National Laboratory, where he works to develop nondestructive radiation measurement systems and methods for advanced nuclear energy technology projects and nuclear nonproliferation and security programs. His research broadly covers many aspects of radiation instrumentation including system design, deployment and simulation and modeling of radiation measurement systems. He currently oversees research projects dealing with: high-rate, fastneutron detection and imaging for transient nuclear fuel research; fast-neutron spectrometry; active neutron interrogation for special nuclear material detection and characterization; high-activity actinide characterization via alpha spectrometry; and the use of infrasound for monitoring nuclear facilities.

ACDIS Student Chat Session - Opportunity for students to ask questions in a casual setting. 

  • Monday, December 2nd, 2019
  • David Chichester, directorate fellow at Idaho National Laboratory.
  • 3:30 - 4:30 PM 
  • Armory Building, Room 345
  • 505 E. Armory Ave., Champaign
  • Hosted by: NPRE and ACDIS
 
 
ACDIS Certificate in Global Security 2020 Spring Course List
 
 
 
 
 
 
USA Jobs: Student & Recent Graduate Opportunites
 
 
 

Working in Government

  • USA Jobs:  If you’re a current student or recent graduate, you may be eligible for federal internships and job opportunities through the Pathways and other student programs.
 
 
 
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.   

 
 
 
Employment Opportunities
 
 
 
 
 
Travel Grants
 
 
  • Franklin Research Center Travel Grants. Thanks to generous funding from GlaxoSmithKline, the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture offers annual travel grants of up to $1,500.  Deadline for applications is January 31, 2020 by 5:00 PM EST. 
 
 
 
DOE Scholars Program
 
 
 
 
 
 
Security Events
 
 
 
 
Monday
 
 
 
 

Lecture Series. El programa “Yo Cambio” en el sistema penitenciario en El Salvador/ The Yo Cambio (I Change) Program in El Salvador’s Penitentiary System

El Salvador is notorious for overcrowded prisons. It has the third highest prison population rate worldwideOccupancy levels – based on official capacity – have reached 350%. The situation has deteriorated dramatically over the past 15 years: the number of of prisoners has grown from under 8,000 prisoners in 2000 to over 38,000 in 2016.

In the face of such complex challenges, five years ago El Salvador implemented  innovative approaches to manage its prisons and design effective re-integration programs.Yo Cambio supported the rehabilitation of prisoners and their re-integration into society through vocational training and activities. The program has since closed down with the arrival of a new administration. Ricardo Antonio Rios Canales will talk about his experiences as a director of the program.

 
 
Tuesday
 
 
 
 

#Balkanization: A Critical Study of Otherness through Twitter

Ms. Veliu examines "balkanization" as a long-standing discourse of identity construction, otherness and stereotyping through Twitter. Although deriving from the Balkans and attached to the Balkan Peninsula, the "balkanization" discourse has gained a life of its own. The speaker challenges its current manifestations shaped by the era of social media and identifies and connects its meanings with deeper processes of historical events. This lecture denaturalizes ‘balkanization’ as a constructed source of knowledge, approaching the topic embedded in genealogy and deconstructivism, and applies critical discourse analysis as a method of research.

Liridona Veliu is a fourth-year PhD student at the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University and a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois. Her research focuses on the links between ‘balkanization’ and the Euro-Atlantic integration processes of Western Balkans. Her monograph, #Balkanization: A Critical Study of Otherness through Twitter, was published by Springer in 2018.

  • Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019    
  • Liridona Veliu, Dublin City University
  • 12:00 PM
  • 101 International Studies Bldg.
  • 910 S. Fifth St., Champaign
  • Hosted by: REEEC
 
 
 
 
 

Fuel Motion Monitoring During Transient Testing at TREAT

In 2018 Idaho National Laboratory restarted the Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT) after 23 years of inactivity. This marked a significant milestone in restoring the U.S. nuclear energy transient testing infrastructure and our ability to test nuclear fuels and materials under extreme nuclear conditions. The reactor is capable of producing transient bursts of up to 19 GW and can be used to simulate nuclear environments of different accident scenarios in light water reactors, liquid-metal cooled reactors, and molten salt reactors. An important diagnostic instrument associated with TREAT is the fast-neutron hodoscope, a system of collimators and detectors that generates real-time images of the location and movement of experimental nuclear fuels during tests. This presentation will review recent work associated with the TREAT program and testing that is now underway with fuel at TREAT.

Bio: David Chichester is a directorate fellow at Idaho National Laboratory, where he works to develop nondestructive radiation measurement systems and methods for advanced nuclear energy technology projects and nuclear nonproliferation and security programs. His research broadly covers many aspects of radiation instrumentation including system design, deployment and simulation and modeling of radiation measurement systems. He currently oversees research projects dealing with: high-rate, fastneutron detection and imaging for transient nuclear fuel research; fast-neutron spectrometry; active neutron interrogation for special nuclear material detection and characterization; high-activity actinide characterization via alpha spectrometry; and the use of infrasound for monitoring nuclear facilities.

  • Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
  • David Chichester, directorate fellow at Idaho National Laboratory.
  • 4:00 - 4:50 PM 
  • Transportation Building, Room 103
  • 104 S Mathews Ave, Urbana
  • Hosted by: NPRE
 
 
Wednesday
 
 
 
 

Global Attitudes of Rural Technical Inferiority as a Cause for Migration to Cities in the Non-Industrialized World

A global predisposition toward disengagement with rural societies not only has created a trend toward urban migration but has produced a snowballing loss of techno-diversity. In the same way, we recognize the value of biodiversity and seek to preserve plant and animal species that have evolved specifically to adapt to location and time, we need to recognize a need to preserve place-based technical thought – which we call innovative self-sufficiency. By collaboratively designing place-focused technical applications for rural societies, technical designers can better equip societies to preserve rural livelihoods, stabilize urban migration, and ensure sufficient food production capabilities to meet local population needs.

  • Wednesday, December 4th, 2019    
  • Ann-Perry Witmer
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM
  • Main Library, Room 106
  • 1408 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana
  • Hosted by: Center for Global Studies
 
 
 
 
 

Migration & Game Design Working Group

Over the next two academic years, the Migration & Game Design Working Group will explore the potentials of games and gamelike simulations to increase public understanding of and empathy for the experiences of migrants from Latin America who leave their home countries to seek asylum.

Our Fall 2019 meetings will working lunches held from 12-12:50pm at Informatics (Room 210A, Tech Plaza, 616 E. Green St. Suite 210) on the following Wednesdays: 11 September, 2 October, 23 October, 13 November and 4 December.

 
 
 
Friday
 
 
 
 

Interdisciplinary conference on Refugees, Migrants, Citizens: Political Socialization across Borders

The world currently counts with over 70 million displaced persons worldwide, the largest figures since World War II. In many places, immigration has once more become the subject of not only acerbic debates, but also of a new upsurge in racist propaganda, systematic violation of rights, and even terror attacks. As migrants and refugees are either regarded as a threat or as helpless victims, their political subjectivities tend to be ignored in public discourse. The academic scholarship also has important gaps in this respect: political socialization research has paid little attention to migration and the effect of mobility between geopolitical spaces; research on migration, on the other hand, has only rarely applied a political socialization perspective. Moreover, political socialization processes in the Global South remain largely under-researched...

 
 
 
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