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Events This Week

Upcoming Events

Opportunities for Students and Faculty

K-12 Teacher Opportunities and Resources

Events This Week
February 8
Post-Holocaust Antisemitism and the Invention-Discovery of PTSD
Alice Campbell Hall, East Ballroom
601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, IL
Sponsor: Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
February 9
ACDIS Speaker Series: Escalating Issues in Global Biosecurity
Speaker: Dr Brenda Wilson , Professor, Microbiology, UIUC
1090 Lincoln Hall
Sponsor:Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security (ACDIS)
February 9
AsiaLens ‘Tales of the Waria’
Knight Auditorium at Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory St., Urbana
Sponsor: Asian Educational Media Service
February 10
Alash-Tuvan Throat Singing Ensemble
Smith Memorial Hall
805 S. Matthews Ave., Urbana, IL
Sponsor: Center for World Music: University of Illinois School of Music; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center ( REEEC)
February 11
Fall in Love with Global Studies: Information Session onUundergraduate Major in Global Studies

Huff Hall Room 209
1206 South Fourth Street, Champaign, Illinois
Sponsor: Global Studies Leaders
 Upcoming Events
Room 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge), Foreign Languages Building (FLB),
707 South Matthews Avenue, Urbana, IL
Sponsor: Modern Greek Studies 
February 25

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL

Sponsor: The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC)


April 28
Miller/Comm Lecture: "ISIS and the Global Rise of Religious Rebellions"

4:00 pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL

Sponsor: The Center for Global Studies


 Opportunities for Students and Faculty

Call for Submissions - Illinois Journal of International Security

The Illinois Journal of International Security (IJOIS) is now accepting submissions for the May issue!  IJOIS was founded in September 2015 and plans to publish its first issue on May 1, 2016.  They are currently accepting 150-200 word abstracts until February 15, 2016.  Please see the Style GUide for specifics.


IJOIS accepts a wide variety of paper submissions from students in different fields: social sciences, STEM disciplines, business, and humanities to analyze topics within international security or foreign affairs.  We encourage the author to utilize their area of study to provide a unique perspective on a particular security issue.  Our first publication will include papers on at least 4 different security realms: human security; weapons security; energy security; and biosecurity.  Each edition will include 5-7 papres of 2,000-3,000 words.


If you have questions or would like more information about IJOIS, contact our Editor-inCheif, Jonas Murphy, at exec.ijois@gmail.com or visit http://publish.illinois.edu/illinijournalofinternationalsecurity

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2016

East Asian Languages and Area Studies Fellowship

The Center For East Asian and Pacific Studies is sponsoring one fellowship that will include a tuition and fee waiver plus a stipend of up to $10,000 for an eligible graduate student at the University of Illinois.

Fellowship Selection Criteria

  • Academic achievement.

  • Current enrollment in the intermediate level in the language you propose to study during the fellowship term.

  • Demonstrated commitment and intent to use the language and area studies knowledge in future studies and/or professional career.

  • Three letters of reference

Application Deadline: February 15, 2016

Kennan Institute Title VIII Short-Term Grant

The Kennan Institute offers Title VIII Short-Term Grants to scholars whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on Russia, Ukraine, and the countries of Eurasia, and who demonstrate a particular need to utilize the library, archival, and other specialized resources of the Washington, D.C. area.  Policy-relevant research is preferred.  Academic participants must either possess a doctoral degree or be doctoral candidates who have nearly completed their dissertations. For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2016

National Council Summer Internship Program: Washington, DC Summer Internship Program

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations'Washington, DC Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship in the Nation's Capital. The program features an energizing and demanding mix of professional involvement, intellectual challenge, career exploration, and cultural encounter designed to provide interns with a rich and varied experience during their time in Washington.

  • Professional workplace experience: Interns are placed with one of over a dozen Near East and Arab world related organizations in Washington, D.C., where they are expected to work 35-40 hours/week under the direct supervision of their host organizations.
  • Academic seminars: Interns take part in twice weekly seminar sessions designed to provide them with greater depth of knowledge about the Arab world, to underscore the cultural, economic, and political diversity of Arab states, and to explore the intricacies of Arab-U.S. relations.
  • Site visits: Interns are offered a behind-the-scenes look at many of the central institutions of federal government, national security policymaking, international diplomacy, and international business.

Sponsorship: The program is administered by National Council professionals and staff, together with more than two dozen of America's foremost scholars and leading foreign affairs practitioners. The programs, activities, and functions represented by the organizations and corporations that provide the professional work experience component of the program are varied. Included among placements in recent years have been educational development and exchange organizations, bimonthly and quarterly publications, humanitarian relief groups, broadcasting networks, area studies centers, international transportation companies, foreign trade associations, peace and justice advocacy groups, and a variety of non-governmental organizations.

Program Dates: May 23 – July 29, 2016.

Cost & Fellowship Stipend: A $125 non-refundable program fee must be submitted with the application. Internships are unpaid. Internship program participants, upon successful fulfillment of the program’s academic and internship requirements, receive a $1,000 fellowship stipend.

Application Deadline: Friday Feburary 26

Summer Institute for Langauges of the Muslim World (SILMW)

The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World is an intensive language institute that takes place over the summer (June 13 - August 6, 2016) on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. This summer, we will be offering UzbekArabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish,  and Wolof. We invite students to join the 9% of Americans who choose the unique and meaningful experience of learning a Less Commonly Taught Language. We believe that learning these languages will allow students to gain new global perspectives, and set them apart as highly qualified individuals for international work and engagement. Many of these languages have been designated by the US government as critical to U.S. National Security, and can assist students in securing international positions in governmental, development and academic sectors.

Join us, and over the short span of 8 weeks, you can earn up to 10 credits and go from never having heard of a language to holding a conversation in it.

Program Registration Deadline: April 30, 2016

For more information, please go to http://silmw.linguistics.illinois.edu

Archeology Field School in Belize, Central America

Students interested in learning about Archeology are invited to the summer course Anthropology 454/455!  

The six-week UIUC field school provides students with hands on experience in the techniques of archaeological survey and excavation in the context of a large research project in central Belize. The course will consist of field and lab work and weekly lectures while in Belize. The project will focus on excavating Maya houses near Yalbac. Non-Anthropology students are welcome.  

Application deadline: March 1, 2016

Questions? Contact Dr. Lucero: jlucero@illinois.edu

Rotary Peace Fellowship

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the fully-funded Rotary Peace Fellowship. The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving today’s global challenges.

Up to 100 fellows are selected globally every year to earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United States, Sweden and Thailand.

To learn more about the program, applicants are encouraged to visit the Rotary Peace Center's website.

Application deadline: May 31 2016

Tinker Pre-Dissertation Fellowships For Graduate Students In Latin America

Are you interested in exploring a research project in Latin America during the summer  of 2016?

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies offers summer fellowships for graduate students (from any nationality) in any discipline who haven’t pass their prelims or qualifying exams yet.

Information Meeting: Friday January 29 at 12pm in Room 200 International Studies Building

Information and requirements about the fellowship: http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/academics/fellowships/tinker.aspx

Deadline: Monday, February 29, 2015

Critical Language Scholarship - Intensive Summer Language Study

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), from the U.S. Department of State, is a fully-funded, intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students.  The CLS institutes cover one academic year of university-level language coursework in 8 to 10 weeks over the summer, and include cultural programming, local language partners, and excursions.  Participants receive academic credit at their U.S. institutions.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years of age and enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level. 

Languages Offered

No previous study required: Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu

1 year of study required: Arabic, Persian

2 years of study required: Chinese, Japanese, Russian

For more information, please visit: http://www.clscholarship.org

Beinecke Scholarship

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 Beinecke Foundation is looking for students who have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise during their undergraduate years. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated U.S. citizen juniors to pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. Preference is given to candidates for whom the awarding of significant financial aid would increase the likelihood of the student's being able to attend graduate school.

Benjamin A. Gilman Undergraduate International Scholarship Program - The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

Further information can be found on thier website.

Fieldschool for Ethnographic Sensibility in Belgrade, Serbia

May 30 – July 9, 2016

University of Alberta Anthropology Department offers a 6-week, 6-credit Fieldschool for Ethnographic Sensibility in Belgrade, Serbia in the Summer of 2016. Hone your ethnographic sensibility through sensorium training methods developed in visual arts, performance, music and mindfulness. Break your perceptual habits and develop acute receptivity to the nuances of the ways people move and interact, use things and spaces, organize their time, mix smells and tastes, sit in a bus, or hail a taxi. Become a sensitive instrument for registering surprises and noting patterns in order to ultimately transpose them into ethnographic writing, film, photography, sound, or performance. In its second year, the Field School is aimed at anthropologists and other social scientists who want to develop their ethnographic sensibility with the particular focus on non-verbal, embodied patterns of everyday life, artists who want to explore the convergences between ethnographic and artistic training, and designers, architects, urban-planners and others interested in engaging with their practice in a culturally sensitive way. This is a highly innovative and unique intensive field training in cross-cultural communication not offered anywhere else. Accommodation in hostel and local families. Two field trips outside Belgrade. No knowledge of Serbian required. Undergraduates should register for ANTHR 396. An alternative course number (ANTHR 573) may be available for graduate students. 

Please contact Marko Zivkovic,
zivkovic@ualberta.ca for more information.
Website: ethnosense.com


The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation announces The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Fellowship for Human Rights, a summer fellowship in Prague for undergraduate students studying in the United States. Founded as part of Havel@80, the annual fellowship program will offer students a two week, fully-funded opportunity to learn from and engage with organizations in the Czech Republic working to carry forward Havel’s legacy in the field of human rights. 


Fellowship Details:
Following his Presidency, Havel emerged as a champion of human rights and freedom around the world, leaving a legacy that continues to inspire individuals in the fight for justice and democracy. In its first year, the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Fellowship for Human Rights will be awarded to an undergraduate student who embodies the qualities associated with Havel: leadership, creative dissent, and a commitment to the global advancement of human rights. The recipient will have the opportunity to spend two weeks in Prague, where she or he will work with Czech organizations engaged in pressing human rights issues both domestically and worldwide, including the developing Syrian refuge crisis. Over the course of the two weeks, the fellowship recipient will also collaborate with local nonprofits to create a project that she or he will introduce to her/his home university in conjunction with the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation. 
The main partner in Prague is the Vaclav Havel Library that collects, researches, disseminates, promotes and advocates the spiritual, literary, and political legacy of Vaclav Havel through archival work, historical research, publications, and public events. One of its main aims is to educate about and present to the public the historical significance of the fight for human rights and freedoms in the totalitarian period and the formation of civil society during the establishment of democracy. Participating organizations include People in Need, organizers of the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, a Czech nonprofit, non-governmental organization that implements humanitarian relief and long term projects and educational and human rights programs all over the world. 
A round trip air ticket to Prague, accommodation, and a stipend will be provided. The fellow will be hosted between June 1 and June 15. The itinerary in Prague will be prepared individually according to the fellow’s interests.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2016 

Project GO - Language Training Scholarships for ROTC Students

Applications are due soon for Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) students interested in participating in the Project Global Officer (GO) program.  Project GO is a Department of Defense initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities through language study for ROTC students.  The U.S. military needs future military officers who possess the necessary critical language and cross-cultural communication skills required for effective leadership in the 21st century operational environment.  Project GO provides scholarships in the following languages and locations via a network of 25 participating universities nationwide.
Arabic: Jordan, Morocco, Oman, USA
Chinese: China, Taiwan, USA
Hindi: India, USA
Indonesian: Indonesia, USA
Japanese: Japan, USA
Korean: South Korea, USA
Persian: USA
Portuguese: USA
Russian: Estonia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, USA
Swahili: Kenya, Tanzania
Turkish: Turkey, USA
Urdu: USA
Project GO is an initiative funded by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office and administered by the Institute of International Education.
More information on programs, ROTC student eligibility, and application requirements can be found on the national Project GO website, www.ROTCprojectGO.org.  Project GO staff can be contacted at ROTC@iie.org or 1-800-618-6737.
 K-12 Teacher Opportunities and Resources

Free Choices workshops provided by the Center For Global Studies 

The Center for Global Studies is excited to announce our new partnership with the Choices Program, a non-profit organization based at Brown University. The Choices Program develops curricula on current and historical issues and offers professional development for educators.

Choices materials incorporate the latest scholarship from Brown University and beyond to draw connections between historical events and contemporary international issues. In each unit, a central activity challenges students to consider multiple viewpoints on a contested issue. Students examine the historical, cultural, and political background of the issue to prepare a coherent presentation. Follow-up discussion demands analysis, and evaluation of conflicting values, interests, and priorities. Ultimately, students are expected to formulate persuasive arguments and express their own views

If you are interested in scheduling a Choices Program Professional Development for your department or district, please contact the CGS Outreach Coordinator, Jeremie Smith (smith193@illinois.edu).  We will provide these workshops for free and will even come out to your school at a time convenient for you.

CGS is sponsoring three Pre-College programs that will take place during the Summer of 2016.

Sustainable Futures – June 5-10
Global Health – June 12-17
Intensive Arabic Language Program – June 12-June 25

Each of these programs provides students an opportunity to have an immersive learning experience on the University of Illinois campus prior to graduating from high school.  These courses are taught by University of Illinois Faculty and all students will receive transferable UIUC credit upon successful completion of their program.

These programs are designed to give students a short sampling of the experience of being a University student.  In addition to rigorous academic content, students will participate in field trips that will reveal real-world connections to concepts explored in the classroom. Students will also spend their time on campus living in a University of Illinois Residence Hall, making use of campus facilities, and meeting with advisors from the academic departments that interest them.

Application Deadline: April 29, 2016

Dar al Islam Teachers Institute

The Dar Al Islam program, held in rural Abiquiu, New Mexico, July 10-23, is a reputable and fully-funded program for secondary school teachers from public, private and parochial institutions of North America. The workshop provides and discusses available resources and tools to help the participants in teaching about Islam more effectively.  Instructors consist of scholars with strong academic and traditional credentials, as well as experience in interacting with diverse groups of educators in North America.

Preference is given to those who apply before Mar. 1.

For more information and an application, go to: http://daralislam.org/programs/education/teachers-institutes.aspx 

Keizai Koho Center (KKC), in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS), will offer "KKC Study Tour to Japan 2016" for U.S. and Canadian social studies teachers.

KKC provides round trip air transportation from participants' home city to Japan, as well as accommodations, ground transportation and meals associated with the ten day program.                           

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must:               

  • Have skills and experience in developing curriculum and a strong interest in Japan,
  • Have never lived in Japan nor visited Japan on a similar study tour,
  • Be middle or high school classroom teachers of Economics, Social Studies, Geography or History (grades 6-12) OR supervisors, specialists, and school administrators at the district and state levels who also teach lessons in classrooms.
Application Deadline: February 15, 2016

Global Competence Certificate for K-12 Teachers

The Global Competence Certificate is accepting applications for the January 2016 cohort through December 13, 2015. The 15-month, online, graduate-level certificate program in global competence education was created by Teachers College, Columbia University, World Savvy, and Asia Society to increase the number of K-12 teachers who are highly effective in teaching global competencies. Interested teachers can learn more about the Online Academic Coursework, Global Fieldwork  and Capstone Project/Collaborative Practice Groups by visiting the GCC website or registering for an upcoming Information Session.

2016 NCTA Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School Workshop

This is an annual week-long, intensive summer workshop for high school English and world literature teachers who are interested in incorporating Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literature into their curriculum.

Following the workshop, each participant develops a complete lesson plan for at least one of the pieces covered in the workshop. Those who turn in their lesson plan by the deadline are eligible to receive a $300 book-buying grant.

The workshop is generously funded by the Freeman Foundation. It is part of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) program, a national provider for professional development on East Asia to K-12 teachers.

Application Deadline: March 7, 2016

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s “Museum Teacher Fellowship"

The Museum Teacher Fellowship Program seeks to train leaders in the field of Holocaust education. The fellows are a national corps of skilled educators who assist the Museum’s efforts to promote quality Holocaust education that is rooted in accurate history and responsible pedagogy.

The Museum’s teacher training programs ensure that learning how and why the Holocaust happened is an important component of education in America and strengthens students' critical thinking about their roles in society.

Application Due: February 1, 2016

GlobalEd.Tv Presents "How Do We Define Competence in Global Education?"

Preparing students for participation in a global society is essential in the 21st century. What knowledge, attitudes and skills are necessary for navigating our cultural similarities and differences and how can educators promote competence? In Part I of this series, participants will explore Global and Cultural Competence, along with models for implementation.

This is a free webinar on Feburary 1st at 7pm EST. You must register to attend and will be sent the event link. Sign up HERE.

Discover Campfire: A Virtual Exchange Program by Global Nomads Group

Campfire, a program of Global Nomads Group, is a global citizenship program that pairs classrooms with international partners to meet on a weekly basis through an online collaboration platform. In this program, students will engage in intercultural dialogue, explore media bias, and build essential leadership skills to take positive action in their local and global communities.

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program

This is a full year program for high school students born between Mar. 2, 1998 and Sept. 9, 2001. It’s sponsored by the U.S. State Department, so it will open the doors to future opportunities (scholarships, job possibilities, etc.). YES offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand, and Turkey. This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations. Students live with host families, attend local high schools, do community service, and complete a capstone project.

Teachers for Global Classroom Program

The Teacher Exchange Branch is excited to announce a new application cycle for the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program! 
The Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (TGC) is a year-long professional development opportunity designed to help U.S. teachers (K-12) who aspire to become leaders in global education. Global education is integral to building 21st century skills, and teachers are critical in empowering students to become global citizens.
The Teachers for Global Classrooms Program has four main components:
  • Global Education Course: TGC Fellows complete an online eight-week graduate level course on globalizing classrooms and curriculum.
  • Global Education Symposium: TGC Fellows travel to Washington D.C. to build networks, collaborate, and develop strategies to enhance world learning.
  • International Field Experience: TGC Fellows travel globally for two to three weeks to experience another country's culture and education system.
  • Capstone: TGC Fellows create a Global Education Guide that is a resource for their local community to enhance learning about the world. 

Application Due: March 17, 2016 (11:59pm EST)

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The Center for Global Studies (CGS) is a
National Resource Center, funded through a U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grant