The Fund for American Studies
Alumni Newsletter | April 2010
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- Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies, Faculty of Media and Communications, Belgrade
The Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies provides a learning opportunity for students interested in study and analysis of societies in and post-conflict. Interdisciplinary in its nature, drawing from the fields of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, History, sociology and International Relations, the Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies will provide students with an interactive learning experience utilizing frontal lectures and class discussions focusing on comparative conflict analysis of difference case studies.
Undergraduate, graduate students and NGO leaders and activists are invited to apply.
The program is June 20-27, 2010 and the final deadline for applications April 9, 2010.
CLICK HERE for the online application. CLICK HERE for the full program.
- The Kernels of our Future, American Delegate
Exceptional high school students are encouraged to apply to The Kernels of our Future, a one-of-a-kind multi-national, civil society building program for high school students that will take place, under the auspices of the Greek Association of Atlantic and European Cooperation (GAAEC).
Chosen recipients will serve as the American Delegate and program conveners are looking for young people who will represent their countries as intelligent and inquisitive participants, appreciative of differences and invested in sustaining relationships over time. Delegates will need to demonstrate self reliance and flexibility, the ability to travel independently to and from the program site and engage in a rigorous daily schedule. Though cross cultural adaptation is common to all, US delegates will have the advantage of speaking English, the official language.
The program shares its’ Cretan campus with the Fund for American Studies/Georgetown University 20 nation college age International Institute on Political and Economic Systems, also administered by GAAEC. Applicants may visit www.kernels.org.gr and www.tfasinternational.org to view the programs.
Applicants to The Kernels of our Future must be between 15-18 years of age. The program cost is 2,500 Euros (approx. $3,200) before transportation to Greece. In country transportation is included. Early application might enhance the acquisition of scholarship money from those or other local service organizations. Go to www.kernels.org.gr click on the APPLY NOW link to complete the application.
The program is July 18 – August 4, 2010 in Athens, Greece and Chania, Crete and the deadline for applying is APRIL 15, 2010.
- The United States Meets Europe: A Forum For Young Leaders (USAME), "New Priorities, New Strategies: Soft Power, Cultural Diplomacy and American Foreign Policy"
Washington DC & New York City
Participate in the weeklong seminar that will be taking place as part of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy program, "The United States Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders."
This 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 April 18 – 24, 2010.
In addition to looking in greater detail at the history and development of cultural diplomacy, the next USAME 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.
Confirmed speakers for the Seminar include:
Prof. Dr. Cynthia Schneider
Dr. Karen Donfried
Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart
Prof. Dr. Volker Berghahn
For further information about the next seminar, including the online application form, please CLICK HERE. Any inquiries regarding the program can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 10th Annual Slovak Seminar on the Free Society
Join professors and Slovak and American students from July 1-10, 2010 in Bratislava and Spisska Kapitula (in eastern Slovakia). Along with Slovakia’s castles and mountains, we will explore the political, economic and moral-cultural dimensions of a free society in the thought of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II, The Federalist Papers, and Alexis de Tocqueville among others. In honor of the seminar’s 10th Anniversary, there will be special lectures by Michael Novak and John O’Sullivan.
To apply send a statement (two hundred words) on the nature of liberty, your curriculum vitae, an additional short writing sample, a letter of recommendation, and a short cover letter explaining your interest in attending the seminar to:
Faith & Reason Institute
1100 G Street N.W. Suite 450
Washington DC 20005
The deadline for applications is May 1, 2010. All admitted students receive fellowships, which include tuition, lodging, meals, and excursions. Students are responsible for their own travel costs and pocket money. For more information, email Lorraine Krall at email@example.com.
- The 2010 Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest
The Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest encourages college students and young college professors around the world to study the meaning and significance of economic and personal liberty. The submission deadline for this year is May 3, 2010. Winners will be announced in October, 2010.
The 2010 Templeton Fellowships will be awarded for the best essay on the topic:
“Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” —Frederic Bastiat (1801–1850)
-- Assuming Bastiat is correct, what ideas or reforms could be developed that would make people better aware that government wants to live at their expense?
Please visit the Guidelines page for more information about how to write your essay.
First Prize: $2,500
Second Prize: $1,500
Third prize: $1,000
Junior Faculty Members Awards:
First Prize: $10,000
Second Prize: $7,500
Third Prize: $4,000
Deadline: May 3, 2010
For further information, please visit: http://www.independent.org/students/essay/
Carl P. Close
Academic Affairs Director
The Independent Institute
100 Swan Way, Oakland, CA 94621-1428
- The Bologna, Italy Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, & Reconciliation
June 19 – July 17, 2010
In cooperation with Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the International Symposium in Bologna will bring together up to 100 of the globe’s brightest young minds from top graduate institutions, international organizations, grassroots peace movements, and the armed services. Over a four-week period, the participants will undergo intensive training by the field’s premier political leaders, academic experts, practitioners, and advocates in the skills necessary to bring peace and security to their communities and to the world. In addition, students may apply to earn graduate-level course credit from SAIS, one of the world’s top graduate schools for international affairs. LEARN MORE & APPLY NOW.
Regular Applications are due by Wednesday, May 12.
- STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST 2010
ENTRY DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2010
1st Prize: $1,000
2nd Prize: $500
High school category: $250
Topic: What should government do in times of economic crisis?
The recent global economic recession provoked a number of different policy responses from governments in North America, Europe and Asia. These interventions included, but were not limited to, financial regulation, social assistance program changes, corporate bailouts, infrastructure spending, job creation programs, and changes to trade policy. Your essay should use historical perspective, empirical evidence, and economic analysis to examine the effects of one or more of these possible interventions. You may choose to analyze the actions taken by a particular government, or compare the policy outcomes of two or more governments, and provide policy recommendations for governments in future economic crises.
ENTRY DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2010
CLICK HERE to submit your essay.
1. The contest is open to Canadian and foreign students. A student is defined as someone who attends school in the 2009/2010 school year or is enrolled to attend in 2010/2011.
2. Submissions will be considered from secondary and post-secondary (undergraduate and graduate) students in all disciplines. Secondary students will be considered in a separate category, with a cash prize of $250. Outstanding high school submissions will not be excluded from winning the $500 and $1,000 post-secondary prizes.
3. Entry must include a typed essay of 1,000-1,500 words, and a cover sheet including the student’s name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and date of birth. High school students include school and grade. Post-secondary students, include school, major, and year of graduation.
4. Entries will be accepted in English and French.
5. Entries must include references cited from academic sources. Any academically acceptable referencing style may be used.
6. Entries must be submitted online or by mail. Mail to:
4th floor, 1770 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 3G7
Or submit online
7. Entries may only be submitted once. Further submissions will not be accepted.
8. Failure to follow these rules may lead to disqualification from the contest.
9. Entries will be judged on originality, expression of ideas, presentation, and understanding of competitive markets.
10. All entries become of the property of The Fraser Institute. In addition to receiving cash prizes, winners may have their essays published in Fraser Institute periodicals.
11. The deadline is 5pm (Pacific Time) on June 1st, 2010.
For more information, CLICK HERE.
- The European Enterprise Institute, Stagiaire/Trainee/Internship Program
The European Enterprise Institute offers internships for a minimum of three months for students, young university graduates, governmental, regional and local public and private institutions, as well as from media and business sector off all European countries.
The EEI’s stagier program is based on voluntary work, (stagiaires are not paid). Students and young graduates are welcome to apply for scholarships at their respective university, funded via the Leonardo da Vinci mobility scheme, which supports approved training programs for students working in an EU member state other than their own. CLICK HERE for details.
Projects include tasks such as organizing conferences, seminars and working breakfasts, briefing the Executive Director about special topics and doing political research, writing reports, designing the layout of the EEI’s Policy Papers and EEI Journals, editing the electronic newsletter, updating the homepage and database, etc. Trainees will be able to experience the European institutions in Brussels and the way they cooperate with each other from behind the scenes. This internship offers an ideal opportunity to gain an overview of the EU policy, public and media market. It will provide the successful candidate(s) with practical knowledge of the EU public and private stakeholders.
Those who fulfill the following criteria are encouraged to apply for an internship at the EEI:
• Holds a university degree or is a student
• Holds thorough knowledge of English. An adequate knowledge of one or two further languages would be an advantage
• Computer literacy in Microsoft Office is a must
• Should not be older than 30. Since the EEI’s stagier program is aimed at students and young graduates at the beginning of their careers, this age limit should not be regarded to be discriminatory.
The majority of applications come from candidates with qualifications in law, political science, international relations and economics. However, the EEI is also very keen on working together with trainees having qualifications in computer sciences, journalism, energy management, business administration, financial management, multimedia, translation, sociology, philosophy, culture, etc.
How to apply:
Send your application in English including a European CV and a motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no application deadline! Traineeships are granted depending on demand throughout the whole year. However, applications should be sent three to six months in advance.
- Director of Major Gifts, Freedom Alliance – Dulles, VA
Freedom Alliance seeks a Director of Major Gifts to join development team and help honor American heroes, support our troops, and celebrate the values that make America great. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of three years of experience in a similar position and a demonstrated track record of success.
The Director is responsible for leading team of major gifts officers and raising funds for a dynamic and inspirational program agenda by cultivating and soliciting current supporters with the capacity for significant gifts.Candidates must be passionate about the organization’s mission; entrepreneurial with excellent communication and management skills; great attention to detail; and must be able to travel. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to: email@example.com. CLICK HERE for more information on the Freedom Alliance.
- The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty has an open paid internship position in the development department. Under Director of Development, the intern will encounter the world of DC fundraising by assisting with the organization of fundraising events and mailings from the early stages all the way through completion. The intern will learn about strategies and tactics of non profit fundraising by hands on work with donor research, database expansion, and assisting with the organization of our annual gala. The candidate should have an interest in event planning, excellent phone skills, be flexible and detail-oriented. Knowledge of Raiser's Edge database would be a plus. Fun office. Great atmosphere. Interested candidates should contact Kristina Arriaga at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Development Assistant
Seeking a team-oriented, entrepreneurial, enthusiastic individual to work within AEI’s development department to help build, cultivate, and maintain strong relationships with donors and prospects, particularly foundations and individuals.
Primary responsibilities include: constituent relationship management, donor correspondence, prospect and donor research, and the design and implementation of strategic goals for annual and endowment fundraising.
A strong candidate will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and have an interest in marketing the fundamentals of free enterprise. Organization, attention to detail, and the ability to balance multiple priorities are all essential skills for this position. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and a bachelor’s degree are required; database experience a plus.
Qualified applicants should include their resume, cover letter, and a 500 word-writing sample on any topic with their online application.
CLICK HERE to apply.
- The North American Securities Administrators Association, Executive Assistant/Office Manager
The North American Securities Administrators Association, a prestigious Washington D.C. association devoted to investor protection, is looking for a full-time Executive Assistant/Office Manager to support the Executive Director and manage the daily operations of the office. The successful candidate will be highly-motivated, with a positive attitude and a commitment to excellence. He or she must possess the ability to multi-task, coordinate work flow, and function well as a team player. A desire to help protect investors and a sense of humor are also a must! This position offers a competitive compensation package, including full medical, dental, and vision benefits; disability insurance; life insurance; and retirement fund options.
Responsibilities Will Include:
• Providing daily support to the Executive Director. This includes helping to draft speeches and correspondence, coordinating meetings, and preparing presentations and briefing materials.
• Serve as a liaison to the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs. Plan and execute Board meetings, develop meeting materials, and prepare meeting minutes.
• Direct office operations and implement office policies.
• Maintaining all personnel files and leave-tracking databases.
• Coordinating all employee benefits.
• Responding to inquiries from the association’s members and from the public
• Managing the Executive Director’s schedule.
• Performing other duties as may be assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree required; Hill experience preferred.
• Excellent organizational and writing skills.
• Attention to detail and adaptability to varied work assignments.
• Positive attitude and an ability to work as a team member.
• An interest in consumer protection and securities regulation.
Email your cover letter and resume to NASAAjob@gmail.com. No phone calls please.
- Google: Online Sales and Operations Associate (Multiple Languages Available) - Poland
The following position is located in Wroclaw, Poland. The position is currently available to speakers of French, German, and Russian.
The area: Online Sales and Operations
The Online Sales and Operations team keeps Google growing and profitable. We are dedicated to supporting the company's growing base of advertisers, publishers and users in more than 40 languages on a global basis, and providing them with the highest levels of service. We are responsible for generating revenue from a broad range of products such as AdWords, AdSense, Gmail and Google Earth. This means that OSO team members need to be proactive, motivated, organised, responsible – and able to work well in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
The role: Online Sales and Operations Associate
As an Online Sales and Operations Associate, you’ll help the OSO team better serve Google's worldwide advertiser base for Adwords. These fast-paced sales and support teams quickly identify and resolve customer concerns and contribute to the growth of our programs. You will have opportunity to work in the innovative and creative environment where change happens. Your objective is to provide our advertisers with the best possible service. Your specific responsibilities will depend on the product area and your skills and experience. They could include managing advertiser accounts, developing compelling advertising solutions for advertisers, developing scalable support solutions, or providing analytical and reporting support. You’ll work with advertisers by providing customer service via email or chat and educational solutions and community forums. You will also provide analytical support to increase account performance. Among your many attributes, you need to be a self-starter that is comfortable working in rapidly-changing environment, and you have a strong desire to learn.
• Provide outstanding customer service and sales support to Google's advertisers, publishers and/or users.
• Provide analytical support and collaborate with account managers to improve account performance.
• Manage customer inquiries by e-mail and/or live chat.
• Collaborate with Specialists, Engineers, and Product team members on new feature development.
• Implement creative ways to improve client relationships.
• BA/BSc degree preferred with a strong academic and analytical record
• Demonstrable experience in customer support, data analysis, or marketing
• Proven ability to manage multiple tasks at a time while paying strict attention to detail.
• Proven ability to analyze data and provide recommendation to increase customer account performance.
• Excellent written communication skills in French, German, or Russian and excellent knowledge of English.
Please note: Your CV must be submitted in English.
All interested candidates can contact Stanislav Szuder directly at email@example.com
CLICK HERE for the full job description.
- The Carnegie Middle East Center
The Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut is pleased to announce the continuation of its search for a Resident Scholar in Economics or Political Economy. Preferred candidates would have an in-depth knowledge of the region and a distinguished record of research and publication.
Responsibilities will include carrying out timely, innovative, policy relevant research on key economic policy challenges facing the MENA region; producing papers, reports, and other writings that have strong analytical content and direct policy recommendations; responding to relevant developments in the region through written commentaries, policy briefs, and media outreach; and leading workshops and seminars related to economic or political economy issues.
Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits. Carnegie welcomes candidates from the MENA region as well as from outside the region. Send resume and letter indicating research interest to: Search Committee, Carnegie Middle East Center. Email-to HR@ceip.org. The deadline has been extended to January 10, 2010. If you or anyone you know may be interested in this opportunity please encourage them to apply or to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
CLICK HERE for more information.