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Newsletter 11/09/17

Apply for the 2018 Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute
The Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute is an intensive, one-week immersion course in the international history of nuclear weapons in the Asia-Pacific region co-organized with Kyungnam University. It will be hosted in Seoul, Korea, from March 4-10, 2018. This course, led by world-class historians and leading experts, will provide in-depth instruction and discussion on the evolution of nuclear technology, the origins and development of deterrence and extended deterrence theory, regional nonproliferation issues, and nuclear strategy. Applications will be accepted from: Persons enrolled in or who have been accepted to a Ph.D. program in international relations, history, political science, or an allied field, who are working towards or considering a thesis on nuclear issues; Persons  who have completed an M.A. degree in international relations, history, political science, or an allied field, who are considering a Ph.D. in one of the above fields; and persons who have completed a Ph.D. program in international relations, history, political science, or an allied field within the past two years, who have specialized on a topic related to nuclear proliferation. Applications are due no later than October 15th at 23:59 EST.
Further information can be found on the website.

Call for papers – Populism: Left, Right and Center: Graduate Student Conference
3 November 2017, PhD Academy, London School of Economics and Political Science
In 1967, a group of eminent scholars met at the LSE to discuss what was perceived at the time as an emerging phenomenon in world politics: populism. Today, populism is an ever-growing area of research for academics and has become a buzzword in politics, with the term being applied indiscriminately to personalities as diverse as Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen and Martin Schulz. Populism, however, raises as many questions today as it did in 1967: To what extent is populism a useful concept? Is it better understood as a discourse, a style, as an ideology, or none of the above? Is it a necessary concept, or is ‘the people’ simply another word for ‘the nationals’, ‘the workers’, ‘my constituents’? What are populist policies, who are the populist politicians, what are populist attitudes? The aim of this conference is to provide PhD students with a forum to discuss their research on the theme of ‘populism’ with other graduate students working in the field. Senior researchers will be invited to act as discussants on accepted papers. The concluding keynote speech will be given by Professor Francisco Panizza. To propose a paper, please send a 250-350 word abstract, along with a CV and a short bio, to Marta Lorimer by 1 September 2017; invitations will be sent out by 15 September 2017. Abstracts should include contact details and institutional affiliation. We ask attendees to submit their papers by 15 October 2017 at latest. There is no conference fee for participants. Further information on this event is available on the website.

Call for Papers – The Many Faces of War, Changing Perspectives on Armed Conflict
17 – 18 November 2017, St John’s College, Cambridge
New Research in Military History: A Conference for Postgraduate and Early-career Historians, invites historians in many fields, from those interested in the study of military technique to those more concerned with depiction and art, to present their research on the different perspectives on war over the centuries. This is the 8th conference organised by the British Commission for Military History. Its purpose is to bring together current research by postgraduate and early career scholars in the field of military history and related disciplines. Its philosophy is to offer an open and supportive forum for people with a broad range of interests – from material culture to those interested in intelligence or military technique – to meet up and share their research. Proposals (c.300 words) for papers of 20 minutes should be submitted, along with a current CV, to the organisers at bcmhnrc@gmail.com by the deadline of 1 September 2017. Proposals for panels would be very welcome but please include a panel rationale of c.250 words. More details on the website.

Call for Papers – Harvard International Security Conference
14-15 October 2017, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Cambridge, MA
We invite doctoral students conducting research on international security to submit proposals for papers for the Harvard International Security Conference. The conference is designed to build cross-institutional relationships among the next generation of international security scholars, providing graduate students with the opportunity for feedback from peers and faculty from outside their home institutions. The conference will consist of both graduate student presentations with faculty discussants, along with additional presentations by faculty members. Conference participants will have multiple opportunities to engage and socialize with other students and faculty participants throughout the weekend, including catered meals on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a conference dinner on Saturday evening. We’ll provide accommodations and funding for travel.  For more information about the conference, and to submit applications, please visit the website. Applications are due 5 September 2017.

 

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Free Course -Alliances, Coalitions and the Use of Force

12-16 June 2017 | University of Oslo
The aim of the course is to scrutinize the advantages and disadvantages of using military force for political purposes through alliances and coalitions, and how to study alliance behaviour and coalition warfare scientifically. PhD candidates at the University of Oslo should apply for the course in StudentWeb. Other candidates can apply using the Application form. The application deadline is 5 May 2017. If you have questions regarding admission, please contact Guro Schmidt Øvregard

Newsletter 27/03/2017

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Career, Writing & Funding Opportunities

Call for Applications – Next Generation Women, Peace and Security & Gender Peace and Security Symposium
12-16 November | Washington DC
Women in International Security is pleased to announce the launch of the Next Generation WPS+GPS Symposium. The five-day symposium will examine international security challenges from a gender perspective and bring together an international cohort of 24 graduate students (MA and PhD students). The symposium is scheduled to take place November 12-16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. For more information please see: http://wiisglobal.org/programs/wps-gps-initiative/

Call for Applications – Arctic Change – CGlobal Challenge: Worskhop for Emerging Leaders
30-31 August 2017 | Rovaniemi, Finland
The aim of this workshop is to increase the capacity of individuals who may become the next generation global leaders to understand and act on the new security and governance challenges that are developing in the context of global environmental change. It will bring together a small group of young professionals with leadership aspirations with the specific task of using Arctic change as a starting point for defining what global security and governance might entail in the next 20-30 years and to explore their own roles in addressing them. The application should include:

  • Cover letter including:
    • Short presentation of yourself
    • Motivation:  How you and others would benefit from your participation
    • Some words about how you see global-local interactions in your area of interest
    • Some words about  where you see yourself as a leader in five to ten years from now
    • Optional: Request for travel support with budget
  • CV

APPLY HEREApplication deadline: 20 April 2017. For further information, please contact: annika.nilsson@sei-international.org
Free Course – Alliances, Coalitions and the Use of Force
12-16 June 2017 | University of Oslo
The aim of the course is to scrutinize the advantages and disadvantages of using military force for political purposes through alliances and coalitions, and how to study alliance behaviour and coalition warfare scientifically. PhD candidates at the University of Oslo should apply for the course in StudentWeb. Other candidates can apply using the Application form. The application deadline is 5 May 2017. If you have questions regarding admission, please contact Guro Schmidt Øvregard

Call for Proposals – UK Project on Nuclear Issues Annual Conference
UK PONI is currently inviting presentation proposals from students and emerging specialists who would like to present their ideas and research at the annual UK PONI conference on 1 June 2017. Further details can be found in the Call for Proposals. The 2017 Annual Conference will gather established and emerging experts from academia, industry, government and the military to share insights and debate a broad range of civil and military nuclear topics. The conference also prioritises affording younger presenters the opportunity to showcase their own research and exchange ideas with prominent experts. Proposals should be submitted to ukponi@rusi.org, with ‘Annual Conference Proposal’ as the subject. Submission should be received by 1700 GMT on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

Call for Papers – St Anthony’s International Review (STAIR)
Oxford University’s international relations journal, St Antony’s International Review (STAIR), is calling for papers for the February 2018 Issue, dedicated to an academic analysis of the implications of ‘post-truth’ political movements to international affairs.Abstracts of 500 words will be accepted on a rolling basis until 1 April 2017. Final articles of max. 8000 words to be submitted by 1 August 2017. Please submit your contributions to Leah Matchett cc’d to Katherine Tyson and to Ivo Bantel. For more details regarding submission procedures and the style guide, please click here.

Conference – VIMY 2017: Both Sides of the Ridge
20-22 April 2017, University of Calgary
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, this conference will be unique as five German speakers, some of the most influential scholars of German military history, are highlighted in the program. Their presence will give audience members including academics, students and others unprecedented access to German perspectives on Vimy, World War One and other issues. As well, this conference brings together some of the most well-known WWI historians in North America to share their research. To register, please click here or visit: Vimyconference.ca

European Forum Alpbach 2017 – Scholarship Applications Now Open
16 August – 1 September 2017 | Alpbach, Austria
We’re delighted to invite you to apply for a scholarship from Club Alpbach London to attend this year’s European Forum Alpbach held in the village of Alpbach in the Austrian Alps. Club Alpbach London awards scholarships to diverse, bright and forward-thinking young people to attend the 2.5 week long conference about Europe’s future in the Austrian alps. Join us and world leading politicians, entrepreneurs, journalists, scientists, artist and diplomats to discuss today’s realities and tomorrow’s possibilities – and perhaps even kick start your career. Apply by 31 March 2017. See the website for more details.

Call for Abstracts – 2nd Annual LINCS Conference ‘Technology, Society and the Political: Meeting the Interdisciplinary Challenges’ 
25 May 2017 | Queen’s University Belfast
The Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network for Cybersecurity and Society (LINCS) invites paper and/or panel proposals for its second annual conference to be held on the 25 May 2017 at Queen’s University Belfast. The conference aims to critically interrogate the impact of technology and its ever increasing role in the interplay between societal developments and political processes. In particular, we invite contributions from Ph.D. candidates and early career researchers whose work engages with, but is not limited to, the following broad themes:

  • What societal challenges, as well as opportunities, emerge from the coupling of modernity and technology?
  • How do technological developments affect social and political life, and how are they in turn similarly affected?
  • How does technology enable and/or constrain the emergence of new forms of control and governance?
  • How does the analytical focus on technology problematize traditional understandings of power, accountability, subjectivity and citizenship?
  • How can we identify, analyse and critically account for technology’s socio-political and legal implications?
  • How are current legal frameworks affected by technological developments, and what is the role of law in making technology accountable to democratic values?
  • What political processes and practices can bring technology into democracy?

If you are interested in participating, please send a tentative title, affiliation, and abstract of your contribution to Georgios Glouftsios or Adam Harkens by 17 April 2017. Participants will be contacted on the 21st of April. Please note that abstracts should not exceed 300 words.

Call for Papers – London Conference in Critical Thought 2017
30 June – 1 July 2017 | London South Bank University
The sixth annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), hosted by the School of Law and Social Sciences at London South Bank University, will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. The conference is divided into thematic streams, each coordinated by different researchers and with separate calls for papers. We welcome paper proposals that respond to the particular streams below:

  • Art in the Time of Capital
  • A/Political Feeling
  • Bridging Memory, Temporality and the Digital
  • Constructing Cultures of Collective Freedom
  • Desire and the Political: Exploring the Not-All of Language
  • Economies of Cultural Knowledge
  • Theorizing Ethics and Politics in Ethnographic Practice
  • The Good is Perfected by Care
  • Habit, Addiction, and Thought
  • NUDGE: Interdisciplinary perspectives on choice architecture
  • On the Question of Language
  • Politics and the Theological
  • Politics of Poverty
  • Radical Hospitality
  • Vernacular Aesthetics of the Global City

Please send proposals for 20 minute papers or presentations, with the relevant stream indicated in the subject line, to paper-subs@londoncritical.org. Submissions should be no more than 250 words and should be received by the deadline of 31 March 2017

E-International Relations Article Award
Starting in 2017 and continuing annually, E-IR will invite PhD / doctoral students and early career academics to prepare short papers outlining novel, or under appreciated, ideas that will contribute to the understanding of international relations. The award welcomes papers on empirical, political and diplomatic issues that impact upon global or regional politics, as well as papers that discuss theoretical and disciplinary issues central to International Relations. An expert panel will select a shortlist based on those articles that 1) successfully present a valid and interesting idea or interpretation and 2) do so in an engaging and understandable way. The shortlisted papers will then be published on E-International Relations and be considered for inclusion in an open access Edited Collection. From the shortlisted candidates, one winner will be awarded and given £500 in book tokens from our partners at Routledge and Oxford University Press. Papers must be received by 30 March 2017. We will inform all entrants of our decision by 15 June. To enter, please send your article in a Microsoft word format (.docx) together with a cover page containing a short biography (containing affiliation, summary of academic qualifications/status and past publications) to articles@e-ir.info. Clearly title your email ‘Article Award Entry’. For more information visit the website.

CALL FOR PAPERS Current Themes in the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence – 2nd Postgraduate Conference
9 June 2017 | Ulster University, Belfast campus
We invite submissions for papers from postgraduate students on all areas of terrorism and political violence research. Papers are invited for themes including but not exclusive to:
Conceptual Debates in Terrorism Research • Psychology of Terrorism • Terrorism and Organized Crime • Lone Actor Terrorism • Terrorist Learning • Cyber Terrorism • Terrorism and Prisons • Counter-Terrorism Legislation • Emerging Threats • State Responses to Terrorism • Terrorism and Warfare • Terrorism and Identity • Children and Terrorism • Gender and Terrorism • Dealing with Political Violence • The Legacy of Political Violence
If you wish to organise a conference panel please email the conference organisers regarding the theme and panellists’ names. All panellists should submit individual abstracts before the deadline.Submissions should include a paper title and abstract (max. 500 words), full name(s) and current position by 18 April 2017. Please submit proposals electronically and direct any enquiries to Dr Rachel Monaghan

Newsletter 02/03/2017

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Career, Writing & Funding Opportunities

Kenneth Waltz Dissertation Prize
The International Security and Arms Control (ISAC) section will consider doctoral dissertations on any aspect of security studies with a submission date in calendar year 2016. The committee welcomes nominations for theses on any aspect, and that deploy any approach (historical, quantitative, theoretical, policy analysis, etc.), in the field of security studies. Theses will be judged according to four criteria:

  • originality in substance and approach
  • significance for scholarly and/or policy debates
  • rigor in approach and analysis
  • power of expression

$500 will be awarded along with an award certificate. The recipient of the award will be encouraged to attend the 2017 annual convention in order to receive the award in person. Nominations comprise an electronic copy of the thesis, a summary statement of no more than 1,000 words from the student, and a brief supporting statement of no more than 500 words from the supervisor, all submitted by 1 April 2017. Please email the thesis along with the summary statement and supporting letter to jrishifrinson@tamu.edu

E-International Relations Article Award
Starting in 2017 and continuing annually, E-IR will invite PhD / doctoral students and early career academics to prepare short papers outlining novel, or under appreciated, ideas that will contribute to the understanding of international relations. The award welcomes papers on empirical, political and diplomatic issues that impact upon global or regional politics, as well as papers that discuss theoretical and disciplinary issues central to International Relations. An expert panel will select a shortlist based on those articles that 1) successfully present a valid and interesting idea or interpretation and 2) do so in an engaging and understandable way. The shortlisted papers will then be published on E-International Relations and be considered for inclusion in an open access Edited Collection. From the shortlisted candidates, one winner will be awarded and given £500 in book tokens from our partners at Routledge and Oxford University Press. Papers must be received by 30 March 2017. We will inform all entrants of our decision by 15 June. To enter, please send your article in a Microsoft word format (.docx) together with a cover page containing a short biography (containing affiliation, summary of academic qualifications/status and past publications) to articles@e-ir.info. Clearly title your email ‘Article Award Entry’. For more information visit the website.

Newsletter 17/01/2017

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Careers, Writing & Funding Opportunities

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

1) USAWC Research Assistant Opportunity

The U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute is soliciting  qualified individuals to conduct derivative research and analysis; provide draft written reports, briefings, and other research-related products as required; coordinate with research partners and sponsors from within the U.S. Army, other DoD and U.S. Government organizations, and think-tanks. The research will be derived from USAWC student-supported, faculty-led Integrated Research Project teams. Data and information used in the development of the research projects and/or publications will relate to international relations, US security policy, national policy formulation, civil-military relations, defense policy, national military strategy, force management and theater-level or higher military operations. The researcher will:

·         Coordinate the IRP team’s travel and meeting requirements with external organizations and individuals;

·         Conduct archival research and current literature searches; perform specialized searches to provide written or oral synopses of the information available and suggest further searches. Such searches involve use of basic research methods and techniques (e.g. bibliographic surveys, specialized library research, historical document research, contacting US government agencies and/or international agencies for information, etc.);

·         Conduct initial review and editing of all draft reports and briefings, and provide the IRP team leads with the review of written products produced by the IRP team members and the development of the IRP final reports and recommendations.

This is a quick turn opportunity. Please send resumes to Whitney@sloanmanor.com<mailto:Whitney@sloanmanor.com>  no later than 20 February.  Candidates must have DoD experience.

2) Research Associate: Policy, Responsible Innovation & the future of AI
The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) is currently recruiting for a postdoctoral Research Associate to join our project ‘Policy, Responsible Innovation and the Future of AI'<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flcfi.ac.uk%2Fprojects%2Fpolicy-and-responsible-innovation%2F&data=01%7C01%7Cwar.events%40kcl.ac.uk%7Ce483b7de74a04b149ae908d45444a78a%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=3de4qsIzrd8f4hfN1q65O%2FdrJxgVNQ14PlY7wqZOtCk%3D&reserved=0>. The appointment will be for 3 years, and is based in the University of Cambridge. We’re looking for someone with a PhD in a relevant field (or equivalent experience in a relevant setting), who can provide strong evidence of potential for research and publication at the highest level, as well as interest in engagement with policy and technology communities. Relevant fields include: Science and Technology Studies; Public Policy; Political Science; Computer Science; Economics; Law. This is a fantastic opportunity to join us as we build an exciting new interdisciplinary research centre addressing the challenges and opportunities posed by artificial intelligence (AI). Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, CFI is based at the University of Cambridge, with partners in the University of Oxford, Imperial College, and UC Berkeley, and close links with industry partners and policymakers.
For more information, or to apply please see here<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flcfi.ac.uk%2Fcareers%2Fpostdoc-study-policy-responsible-innovation-and-fu%2F&data=01%7C01%7Cwar.events%40kcl.ac.uk%7Ce483b7de74a04b149ae908d45444a78a%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=3K1A2NVNQeEsvtmL8OIFicvDOVeHFVE%2Fz2DVwDsCWyI%3D&reserved=0> for details

WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

1) Women & Politics Blog – Call for submissions

With the Women’s March to Trump’s calls for reviving the foreign aid rule banning groups that give abortion advice, the socio-political environment for women and gender rights are rocky to say the least. The Breaking the Glass blog (https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.women-politics.com&data=01%7C01%7Ceugenio.lilli%40kcl.ac.uk%7C3de854ceb7fa45a28ea908d4568e4ff5%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=i7Znr99aX6vU%2BgrZA5f5fuZewYJYR4KfHIBit0Ukt14%3D&reserved=0<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.women-politics.com&data=01%7C01%7Ceugenio.lilli%40kcl.ac.uk%7C3de854ceb7fa45a28ea908d4568e4ff5%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=HqK3vCgjGDbTa60AfYMt1O4bMRySpj3oq7mLYCMIccM%3D&reserved=0>) is looking for opinions, arguments and thoughts on these issues to shed some light and hopefully empower each other. We are always welcoming submissions on issues that interest you! If you’re looking to develop your writing or interested in exploring current affairs through a gendered lens, email us at wpsoc.blog@gmail.com<mailto:wpsoc.blog@gmail.com> or check out https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.facebook.com%2Fbreakingtheglassceiling&data=01%7C01%7Ceugenio.lilli%40kcl.ac.uk%7C3de854ceb7fa45a28ea908d4568e4ff5%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=5aSdoOsi1hh9%2BpTGaszk6my94DHBFSrOuF5E76%2FFS5s%3D&reserved=0<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fbreakingtheglassceiling&data=01%7C01%7Ceugenio.lilli%40kcl.ac.uk%7C3de854ceb7fa45a28ea908d4568e4ff5%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=i83j2Jx9whu4%2Bq3jwLM8obUnTKuVALGDYvnz5TveU9s%3D&reserved=0>

 

Newsletter 30/01/2017

Careers, Writing  & Funding Opportunities

Online Publication – Contributors needed

ICOSIUM<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ficosium.org%2F&data=01%7C01%7Ceugenio.lilli%40kcl.ac.uk%7Caa9e22c74f6149dd65be08d446a89133%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=gX4SxkracD54nmDJaLCz1eniIxN1KEVssDITZmWrydo%3D&reserved=0>, a new student-led online publication has recently been launched. ICOSIUM focuses on Development, Politics and Security in North Africa. ICOSIUM are looking for contributors! If you are interested please email: contact@icosium.org

Smith Richardson Foundation and  Henry A. Kissinger Pre-doctoral Fellowships

International Security Studies at Yale is accepting applications for three one-year Smith Richardson Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowships as well as for one Henry A. Kissinger Pre-doctoral Fellowship during the 2017-18 academic year.

The Smith Richardson Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowships are suitable for doctoral students who have completed all coursework, and are working on a doctoral dissertation in the area of history, political science, or related disciplines. We welcome candidates exploring questions of statecraft, grand strategy, or naval or maritime history. We seek to attract outstanding junior scholars from around the globe whose research addresses questions lasting importance and demonstrates excellence in one of a range of academic disciplines and methodologies. If a suitable candidate is found, one fellowship will be designated to support the maritime and naval studies initiative at International Security Studies. Likewise, pre-doctoral Kissinger Visiting Scholars must be enrolled in a PhD program, have completed all coursework, and be working on a PhD dissertation focused on the role of the United States in the conduct of statecraft, diplomacy, and grand strategy. Kissinger Visiting Scholars fellowships will be awarded to candidates with outstanding proposals that require access to the Henry A. Kissinger Papers<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fweb.library.yale.edu%2Fdigital-collections%2Fkissinger-collection&data=01%7C01%7Csusan.b.martin%40kcl.ac.uk%7C0dbd8aae701c416663e808d4422e32bf%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=%2FsKL2zZvFFw8q%2BJBrS7vn1kEyiAGze0qUjtRVgj3NF4%3D&reserved=0> or other archival holdings related to American diplomacy at Yale<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fguides.library.yale.edu%2Famerican-diplomacy-primary-sources&data=01%7C01%7Csusan.b.martin%40kcl.ac.uk%7C0dbd8aae701c416663e808d4422e32bf%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=vkTTG8%2BI8ronq6tpwWRY6YGnxo0BKjmTjt97Kfrql8Q%3D&reserved=0>. They will pursue original research for academic publication using these sources.

The application deadline for all positions is 15 March 2017. For more information, please see Smith Richardson Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fapply.interfolio.com%2F40235&data=01%7C01%7Csusan.b.martin%40kcl.ac.uk%7C0dbd8aae701c416663e808d4422e32bf%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=d%2BT40PojthfBWk1bMHOzaDKVXj0Obrh%2FRsWYAvMzbyg%3D&reserved=0> and Henry A. Kissinger Predoctoral Fellowship<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fapply.interfolio.com%2F40236&data=01%7C01%7Csusan.b.martin%40kcl.ac.uk%7C0dbd8aae701c416663e808d4422e32bf%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=KDxgZGIqz99Zj1RwobMU2NcSGv1w%2F4nVEasZ6D45SBc%3D&reserved=0>

Online Publication – Call for Contributions

Launched by Dr. Ramon Pacheco-Pardo, the London Asia Pacific Policy Centre (LAPC) Blog is for King’s students to post their thoughts, ideas and analysis on contemporary East Asian and Asia-Pacific affairs. Follow this link<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fblogs.kcl.ac.uk%2Flapc%2F&data=01%7C01%7Ceugenio.lilli%40kcl.ac.uk%7Caa9e22c74f6149dd65be08d446a89133%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=gerbQ%2FVg%2BaVIa389jadfoy4UNP810LaNa0UZQCkhkpo%3D&reserved=0> for the website. Posts should be 500-600 words and focus on contemporary economics, politics, society or a combination of these. Posts may focus on specific event or general trends. The deadline is by the end of January. Please submit your articles to : lapckcl@gmail.com

Post-Doctoral fellowship in “Innovative Approaches to Grand Strategy”

The Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC) and the Department of Political Science invite applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in “Innovative Approaches to Grand Strategy.” By grand strategy, we mean some aspect of where, when, and how states (as well as armed groups) consider using military force among other instruments of statecraft to achieve foreign policy goals, broadly defined. We seek candidates whose work applies the very best scholarship to the most pressing issues facing the United States in the 21st century and does so in a way that broadens the intellectual and practical discussion of the issues in innovative ways. In addition to having first-rate scholarly credentials, the ideal candidate will also have an interest in applying their scholarly work to some aspect of the formulation and implementation of grand strategy. The position offers a competitive salary, benefits, and modest professional support. The initial appointment is for one year by may be renewed for a second year.

All applicants should submit a CV, letter of interest, a brief (10,000 words) writing sample, and have three references letters of support here<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fapply.interfolio.com%2F39674&data=01%7C01%7Ceugenio.lilli%40kcl.ac.uk%7Caa9e22c74f6149dd65be08d446a89133%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=4SqT2drMvZxLq5Z0xwNT%2BzSU%2BK2xDmcUsHHDi7IQe%2Bw%3D&reserved=0>. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on 1 February 2017.

 

Newsletter 23/01/2017

Careers, Writing  & Funding Opportunities

Part-time research and administrative assistant to OSCE Special Representative. To support Peter Neumann in his new role as OSCE Special Representative on Countering Violent Radicalisation, ICSR is looking to recruit a part-time research and administrative assistant.  The person in question would be working over a period of eight months, and be London-based. Responsibilities would include   Coordination of administrative tasks related to my position;  Research, especially on issues related to countering violent extremism, Support in drafting talking points and, in particular, the Presidency’s final report which will be published in the second half of 2017. The successful candidate would be paid ~£1000/month from funds made available by the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (which currently holds the OSCE’s Chairmanship). Required qualifications are:    Great communication skills, especially English writing;  Proven research skills;  Keen interest in issues related to terrorism and (countering) violent extremism; A working knowledge of other languages, especially German, is an advantage, but no pre-condition. If you are interested, please send your CV to katie.rothman@icsr.info<mailto:Katie.rothman@icsr.info>.  This position should be filled by the end of January, with interviews taking place on Friday, 27 January and Monday, 30 January.

Secret Me annual bursary<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fs.ecret.me%2Fbursary%2F&data=01%7C01%7Ceugenio.lilli%40kcl.ac.uk%7Cf56235e9a38948ebac2c08d44148df72%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=ltcjqKN8HvfXuluuCo73GRAfoFtJS3mKMccXvuwxJwQ%3D&reserved=0> for female university students. A once in a lifetime experience, learning authentic key spy skills. Secret Me is dedicated to undaunted personal development and we want to demonstrate this is not restricted to already successful individuals. There is potential to be released at all stages and ages. We want to help the personal development of brave young women and show that training, mentoring, and a little money can be all it takes to do this.  To do this we are taking two high potential women and challenging them to propel themselves forward into the areas they hadn’t thought possible. We are giving them the tools to achieve this. The structure of the bursary award is intended to demonstrate that it doesn’t necessarily take deep pockets or lightning strikes to convert this potential into real results. Focus, discipline and bravery rightly applied can achieve great things – who dares wins. Female student studying at a UK university over the age of 18. Complete the form and submit a CV, a covering letter and a reference letter. Winners must be free on the weekend of 31st March and 31st April 2017.Applications are now open and close 28th February 2017. The winners will be informed by the 20th March 2017.

Canadian Centennial Scholarship
The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) provides awards ranging from £2,000 to £5,000 to Canadian men and women for academic and artistic postgraduate study in the UK. If you are considering applying for a CCSF award for the 2017-2018 academic year, please note that the deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 3 March 2017. Please read all the information provided on the Information for Students<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.canadianscholarshipfund.co.uk%2Finformation-for-students%2F&data=01%7C01%7Ceugenio.lilli%40kcl.ac.uk%7Cf56235e9a38948ebac2c08d44148df72%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=34Uj%2BX2C77tvk0QJ%2Ft4gytHwfhW7w2RFebrWyZVRGDE%3D&reserved=0> page and its sub-pages before proceeding with your application.

Deverell Associates<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.deverellassociates.com%2F&data=01%7C01%7Ceugenio.lilli%40kcl.ac.uk%7Cf56235e9a38948ebac2c08d44148df72%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=sMFYS82mkBholI3x%2BtCPThIGuzV9cCsI9m%2FRlKLOsYc%3D&reserved=0> a risk management company, is looking for articles for its online blog of approximately 500 words on international affairs, our understanding and interpretation of foreign policy, and particularly any relationship that this might have to leadership, risk management and governance. Past examples of articles can be found here.<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.deverellassociates.com%2Ftrump-president-elect-early-thoughts-tax-russia-syria%2F&data=01%7C01%7Ceugenio.lilli%40kcl.ac.uk%7Cf56235e9a38948ebac2c08d44148df72%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=ldRXYW48lqRBsSZYZw1J%2BhAaY3XILhTBNrW790JgwgI%3D&reserved=0> While there is no remuneration available, it is a fantastic opportunity to add publications to your CV, and provides a foot into the spheres of political risk advisory, think-tanks and journalism. If you are interested, please contact Jamie Thomson at Deverell Associates at jamie@deverellassociates.com<mailto:jamie@deverellassociates.com>