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ACDIS Newsletter March 02, 2020
 
 
 
 
Welcome to the ACDIS Newsletter!
 

In this newsletter you'll learn about: the new ACDIS Summer 2020 Fellowship, the ACDIS Event with Paul Diehl follow-up, the NEREC 2020 Summer Fellows Program, the Spring 2020 Certificate in Global Security Courses,  Security Related Events, Employment Opportunities, Internship - Scholarship - Fellowship Opportunities, Graduate Student Workshops, The George A. Miller Program Opportunites, and how to Give to ACDIS. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
ACDIS SECURITY EVENT SERIES 2020: PAUL F. DIEHL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEREC 2020 Summer Fellows Program
 
 
 
 

Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center, NEREC:  To train and nurture next generation international leaders in nuclear nonproliferation.  

Graduate and Undergraduate oportunities in KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea that covers lodging and meals for non-resident students, all all costs related to field trips, cultural events and conference participation.  

Application Deadline:  March 6th, 2020

 
 
 
 
 
 
ACDIS Certificate in Global Security 2020 Spring Course List
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Events
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reoccurring Event
 
 
 
 

KAM Exhibition | Hot Spots: Radioactivity and the Landscape

Hot Spots brings together international contemporary artists and art collectives who examine the environmental impact of the production, use, and disposal of radioactive materials by military and commercial industries. The exhibition scrutinizes the nuclear industry, including its everyday functions and long-term impact, with an emphasis on issues surrounding radioactive waste. Artists examine this expansive subject through themes that include rendering the invisible visible, art as a tool of information disclosure and disruption, and developing the complex language necessary to communicate thousands of years into the future...   

  • Exhibition on View to March 21, 2020
  • Co-curated at KAM by Lilah Leopold, graduate curatorial intern, and Amy L. Powell, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
  • All Day
  • Krannert Art Museum, West, Light Court, Contemporary Galleries
  • 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign
  • Sponsored by: Krannert Art Museum
 
 
 
Monday
 
 
 
 
 

What's up Iran

Let's watch the documentary, Instagrammer, and have a discussion to get to know more about daily lives of Iranian youth!

Snacks and drinks provided.

 
 
 
 
 

CLACS Lecture Series. "Acoustic Surveillance in Brazil"

In this talk, I discuss two case studies related to my second book project. First, I consider the adoption of ShotSpotter, a device that detects and locates impulsive sounds to alert the police whenever gunshots are fired. In the early 2010s, ShotSpotter was installed in two urban areas in Brazil with high rates of gun violence. Public officials and private companies involved with the project stated that the technology would revolutionize crime control in the country... 

 
 
 

Panel | Race, Place and the Politics of Census 2020

Census 2020 will be the most controversial decennial census in decades, as the current administration has politicized the Census with the proposal to add a highly contested question on citizenship during an already politically polarized time. This event includes scholars who are studying this particular political moment and how different racial groups understand the government generally and the census more specifically, with broad implications for how we comprehend government trust and political divides as they impact racial groups across urban and rural communities. 

  • Monday, March 2nd, 2020
  • Julie A. Dowling (Latino/a Studies); G. Cristina Mora (Sociology, University of California Berkeley); Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz (Sociology and Latino/a Studies, Northwestern University); Anita Banerji (Director, Democracy Initiative for Forefront); Griselda Vega Samuel (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund [MALDEF]).
  • 4:00 PM 
  • Levis Faculty Center Room 210.
  • 919 West Illinois Street, Urbana
  • Sponsored by: Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and Department of Latina/o Studies
 
 
 
 
 

At the Heart of Islamic Empire: The Jews of Abbasid Iraq

In the early tenth century, a small coterie of Jewish financiers rose to prominence at the Abbasid court in Baghdad and came to play a central role in the administration of the traditional rabbinic institutions of leadership (the Babylonian yeshivot) in Iraq. In this talk, I reconsider the evidence for these figures, long described as presiding over a central state bank, in light of new insights about court cultures and institutions in the medieval Islamicate world. Then, using documents preserved in the Cairo Geniza, I discuss the ways in which the proximity of these figures to the government transformed the exercise of Babylonian rabbinic authority, both in Iraq and throughout the Mediterranean...

 
 
 
Tuesday
 
 
 
 
 

Indigenous Resistance, Anti-Colonial Politics, and Global Environmental Justice

We live in a time defined by climate change with growing resistance to environmental degradation and extractive industries burgeoning across the globe. In the midst of this planet-wide crisis marked by debates about the Anthropocene, Indigenous peoples have been at the forefront ofenvironmental justice movements. Yet despite the tidal wave of interest in Indigenous knowledge(s) about the land, water, and sky, limited attempts have been made to theorize how conquest, occupation, and persistent colonial violence necessarily factor into debates over the environmental crisis.As such, this talk is framed by the following questions: How can contemporary environmental disaster be positioned as a form of colonial violence deeply interwoven with dispossession?What are the political modalities through which Indigenous peoples are resisting colonial violence as it is materialized through environmental devastation? What can be learned about the possibilities for a linked international environmental justice movement through a comparative analysis across different geographical locations? Arguing that an anti-colonial indictment of mainstream environmentalism compels us to (re)imagine decolonial research/ praxis around environmental politics, the talk coalesces around Indigenous led environmental struggle in North America while also gesturing toward an unfolding multi-sited ethnographic project that traces the architecture of environmental resistance for Indigenous peoples across the globe.

 
 
 
Wednesday
 
 
 
 
 

From the End of History to the Crisis of Liberal Democracy:  A Symposium on Europe

 "Illiberal Democracies and the Crisis of Constitutionalism in Europe"
Presented by Francesco Biagi
Senior Assistant Professor of Comparative Public Law at the Department of Legal Studies of the University of Bologna
Researcher at the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development
Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law

"The Growing Assault on Press Freedom"
Presented by Stephanie Craft
Professor and Head of the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"The Decline of Mainstream Parties: A Crisis for Liberal Democracy?”
Presented by Jae-Jae Spoon
Professor of Political Science and Director of the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh 

  • Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
  • Francesco Biagi, Stephanie Craft, Jae-Jae Spoon
  • 3:30 - 5:00 PM 
  • Max L. Rowe Auditorium, Law Building
  • 504 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Champaign
  • Sponsored by: European Union Center
 
 
 
 
 

CAS Brown Bag: Welfare Culture, Environmental Harm, and the Aesthetics of Failure in Postcolonial Nigeria

  • Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
  • Professor Rebecca Oh (Department of English)
  • 12:00 PM 
  • International Studies Building, Room 101
  • 910 S. Fifth St., Champaign
  • Sponsored by: Center for African Studies
 
 
 

[GEL] International Women's Day

Come and celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) featuring the IWD photographs, which highlight women’s achievements, experience and resilience around the world. Top awards to the winners will be announced with the kick-off of March 2020 Art Exhibit at the Asian American Cultural Center. Co-sponsored by Women's Resources Center and International Student and Scholar Services.

 
 
 
Thursday
 
 
 

Environmental Humanities Symposium | Experimental Environments

Environmental Humanities initiatives the world over have embraced the laboratory/observatory/experiment model as a way to foster cross-disciplinary, collaborative research, but often without much critical reflection on the politics and structures of power that have historically attended this mode of knowledge production. At the same time, there is a growing community of researchers in both the social sciences and humanities who are thinking critically, creatively, and expansively about the laboratory/experiment nexus and its possibilities for new forms of environmental knowledge...

 
 
 
Friday
 
 
 

Environmental Humanities Symposium | Experimental Environments

Environmental Humanities initiatives the world over have embraced the laboratory/observatory/experiment model as a way to foster cross-disciplinary, collaborative research, but often without much critical reflection on the politics and structures of power that have historically attended this mode of knowledge production. At the same time, there is a growing community of researchers in both the social sciences and humanities who are thinking critically, creatively, and expansively about the laboratory/experiment nexus and its possibilities for new forms of environmental knowledge...

 
 
 
Next Week
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Employment Opportunities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.   

 
 
 
 
Graduate Student Workshops
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
George A. Miller Visiting Professors & Scholars
 
 
 

The George A. Miller Programs Committee accepts applications for partial funding of visiting faculty appointments, offering a means for bringing to our campus men and women of outstanding achievement in academic or public life to participate in scholarly, professional, or creative programs.  Deadline: March 10, 2020.

 
 
 
 
Give to ACDIS
 
 
 

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