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Grad Student Announcements – 3/5

March 5, 2010
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1. WENDE Flicks Oscar Party

2. GPSO Announcements

3. “The Unbearable Judaism of Christian Aesthetics” Lecture

4. Slavic and East European Studies Career Night 

5. 2010 Charles F. Bonser Distinguished Lecturer in Public Policy

6. International Public Affairs Association Spring Conference

7. Call for Papers: Minority Languages in Europe: Successes and Challenges

8. The United States Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (USAME)

9. Norwegian Researchers and Teachers Association of North America YouTube Video Contest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. WENDE Flicks Oscar Party

Please join us at *6:00PM* this Sunday, March 7th, at the Buskirk-Chumley for the screening of “Burning Life”, to be followed by the live transmission of the Academy Awards and a not-to-be-missed Oscar party!

Since the Academy Awards begin at 8 PM, this week’s film will start at an hour earlier than usual – at *6:00* PM.

 

2. GPSO Announcements

–  Next Science Cafe: White poison or doing bodies go…

–  City Lights Underground Film Series, March 5th

–  NAGSA Events and Announcements

–  ARC 2010 Events This Week

–  17th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference

–  BGSA Events and Announcements

–  Lotus Blossoms Call for Volunteers

–  IUSA Elections-Message from IUnity Party

–  New Course: Graduate Professional Skills

–  Grad Students Needed for Study- Compensation

**These announcements and more can be found at the GPSO blog:  http://gpsonews.blogspot.com/

3. “The Unbearable Judaism of Christian Aesthetics” Lecture

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program Bill and Frances Julian Program for Inter– and Intra Faith Understanding

 “The Unbearable Judaism  of Christian Aesthetics”

David Nirenberg, Deborah R. And Edgar D. Jannotta Professor

 University of Chicago

Tuesday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Oak Room, Indiana Memorial Union

David Nirenberg is the Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor at the University of Chicago.  He received his Ph.D from Princeton University.  His publications include Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages (1996); Wie jüdisch war das Spanien des Mittelalters? Die Perspektive der Literatur (2005), and The Figure of the Jew: from Ancient Egypt to the Present (forthcoming).

 

4. Slavic and East European Studies Career Night

Tuesday, March 9, 6:30-8:30pm

IU Career Development Center

Join IU Alumni and career professionals who specialized in Slavic and East European studies and now work in careers that draw on their knowledge of Slavic and East European languages and culture! This year’s panelists come from a variety of backgrounds including:

Alice Clark: J.P. Morgan, finance

Todd Golding: Public Education

Emily Young: Peace Corps

Lauren Butt: Government

Emily Liverman: REEI/Career Services

Panelists will share their experiences abroad; provide tips on how to maximize your time here at IU, and offer strategies for Americans seeking international work.  There will be time set aside to network with the panelists and other students with similar goals and interests. This night should be especially useful for students in international studies, area studies, languages, journalism, and other majors focused on global careers. Please register on myIUcareers through IUCareers.com.

5. 2010 Charles F. Bonser Distinguished Lecturer in Public Policy

Sir Ivor Roberts

The Evolution of Modern Diplomacy

Thursday, March 25, 4-6pm 

Room 1034, Kelley School of Business, Bloomington

For more information, contact Professor Ken Richards at kenricha@indiana.edu.

           
6. International Public Affairs Association Spring Conference

The International Public Affairs Association would like to announce their 3rd annual spring conference, which will take place on Friday, March 26, 2010.  The conference is entitled “Challenges and Opportunities in the Global Context: Public Affairs in the 21st Century” and will feature five panels of graduate student research presentations on issues including climate change and energy policy, natural resources, education, human rights, governance in the European Union and the Former Soviet Union, and comparative and collaborative policymaking.  The conference keynote address will be delivered by the Hon. Dr. Jamil Mahuad, former president of Ecuador, who will discuss border conflict and border negotiation during his tenure.  The conference is free and open to the public, and breakfast and lunch are available to early registrants according to availability.  To register, please return the attached form to ipaa2010@gmail.com.

See attachments f IPAA Spring Conference poster and registration form.

7. Call for Papers: Minority Languages in Europe: Successes and Challenges

Indiana University, Bloomington

October 7-9, 2010

Invited speakers:  

José Ignacio Hualde, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bernat Joan i Mari, Secretari de Política Lingüística de la Generalitat de Catalunya

Claude Truchot, Université de Strasbourg

Jean-Luc Vigneux, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Ch’Lanchron, author, singer, composer, translator

Colin Williams, Cardiff University

Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2010

Notification of Acceptance: April 15, 2010

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion) on any aspect of European minority languages and related cultural issues, including but not limited to:

·         Sociolinguistics

·         Geopolitical issues

·         Cultural vitality

·         Language endangerment & revitalization

·         Linguistic issues: descriptive & theoretical

·         Orthography/literacy

·         Education

·         Fieldwork/research issues

·         Language & identity

·         Media & technology

Abstracts should be no more than one page in length (a second page may be included for examples and references), in 12-point type. All margins should be at least one inch wide (or 2.5 cm). Authors are asked to submit their abstracts online through our online submission page:

http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/eurlangs_2010

Click on the Abstract Submission link in the top right corner of the page and follow the instructions provided.  Please be sure to include all requested information on the abstract submissions page. To facilitate the review process, please indicate the general topic addressed in the proposal. Preference will be given to presentations not duplicated at other major conferences. Authors are asked to indicate prior or planned presentations of their papers.

Email: eurlangs@indiana.edu

Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~eurlangs

Organizing committee:  Julie Auger, Deborah Piston-Hatlen, Kevin Rottet, Rex Sprouse

Sponsored by the Indiana University West European Studies National Resource Center

                                              

 

8. The United States Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (USAME)

“New Priorities, New Strategies:
 Soft Power, Cultural Diplomacy and American Foreign Policy”

(New York City & Washington DC, April 18th – 24th, 2010)

The United States Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders is an active network of individuals interested in strengthening and supporting transatlantic relations. The next USAME Weeklong Seminar will take place in New York City & Washington DC from 18th – 24th April 2010. In addition to looking in greater detail at the history and development of cultural diplomacy, the next USAME Weeklong Seminar will look at how the priorities of U.S. foreign policy have changed since the end of the Cold War and are continuing to evolve. This will provide a framework for discussions on contemporary transatlantic relations, and for comparing and contrasting foreign policy priorities in the U.S. and Europe.

Further information about the next Weeklong Seminar, including the online application form, can be found here <http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/europeanamericanrelationship/index.php?en_usame_about>
 
 Further information about the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy can be found under:
 www.culturaldiplomacy.org <http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org>  
 
 Any enquiries regarding the program can be sent to usame@culturaldiplomacy.org <mailto:usame@culturaldiplomacy.org>
 
 Confirmed speakers for the Weeklong Seminar include:

Prof. Dr. Cynthia Schneider, Former Ambassador of the United States to the Netherlands, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University (Washington DC).

David Kramer, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Senior Transatlantic Fellow for the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Jim Kolbe, Former Member of the US House of Representatives, Senior Transatlantic Fellow for the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Prof. John Brown, Research Professor at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University (Washington DC).

Dr. Karen Donfried, Vice-President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Kingsley Smith, Program Director of the National Public Radio Worldwide channels.

Klaus Linsenmeier, Executive Director of the Heinrich Böll Foundation for North America.

Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Ballard, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Florida.

Mark Donfried, Director and Founder of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (Berlin).

Mark Palmer, Former US Ambassador to Hungary, Co-founder of the National Endowment for Democracy.

Matthias Strausberg, Regional Coordinator of the United Nations Global Compact Office.

Paula Dobriansky, Former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, Senior Fellow at the JFK School of Government, Harvard University.

Parag Khanna, Director of the Global Governance Initiative at the New America Foundation.

Prof. Dr. Salah Hassan, Chairman of the Department of Marketing at the School of Business, Georgetown University (Washington DC).

Prof. Dr. Volker Berghahn, Professor of European-American Relations at Colombia University (NYC).

9. Norwegian Researchers and Teachers Association of North America YouTube Video Contest

NORTANA YouTube video contest – Hvorfor norsk?

Make a video about why someone should study Norwegian. Use your creativity and think outside of the box! Submis­sions can be in Norwegian or English or a mixture of both.

Who can participate?

Students who are currently enrolled in a Norwegian

Language or Culture program in North America. You can do this by yourself or together with a friend or group of friends. In the case of a submission with multiple creators, the scholarship will be divided.

Video requirements

All genres, length: between 2-4 minutes in length

Deadline: April 12, 2010

How will the videos be judged?

On quality, creativity and originality.

The winner of the video contest will be announced by May 15, 2010.

Prize Categories

17 and under (as of March 31, 2010): $500 scholarship to the Norwegian language or culture program of your choice (summer Norwegian language camp, Sons of Norway youth activity or similar program, dance or choir groups, College, University, etc.)

18+ (as of March 31, 2010): $500 scholarship to the

Norwegian language or culture program of your choice (summer Norwegian language camp, Sons of Norway youth activity or similar program, dance or choir groups, College, University, etc.).

What happens with the films?

In addition to being linked from the http://www.nortana.org

website, the winner of both prize categories will be screened at the 2nd annual Nordic Lights Film Festival in both Minneapolis and Seattle. If the creator of the winning video is can attend, they will also receive two complemen­tary tickets and will be presented.

Videos that might help you generate ideas:

One semester of Spanish- Love song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngRq82c8Baw

German coast guard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwGiA6MbkAA

Stars try Norwegian: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtvbfU-Yipc&feature=related

It’s time to learn Norwegian: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faA_pqm07wU

How do I participate in the contest?

Submit your video by uploading it on YouTube.com. Forward the YouTube link, the name of the video, your name, phone number and e-mail address to Louis Janus at: president@nortana.net

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