Conferences and Trainings
Human Rights Accompanier, NISGUA, Guatemala City
The role of human rights accompaniers: Accompaniers work as human rights observers, providing an international presence to Guatemalans organizing in defense of their rights in a variety of contexts, including precedent-setting genocide cases and local opposition to mega-projects. Accompaniers work in pairs, travel between the capital and an assigned region, share in rural life, observe and report on conditions, monitor the human rights situation and provide a crucial link to the international community. NISGUA trains volunteers and matches them with groups in the U.S. that support the accompanier’s stay both financially and personally.
Candidates should have:
- The ability to document and analyze events and conditions in order to produce quality written reports and educational materials
- Cultural sensitivity; excellent judgment skills; physical stamina; ability to work flexibly in dynamic, changing situations; resourceful in self-care and relational dynamics
- A high level of verbal and written Spanish or the ability to develop it with six weeks of intensive study
- A familiarity with the history of Central America/U.S. relations, the current situation in Guatemala, and a basic understanding of human rights/accompaniment
- Previous experience in Latin America (especially rural areas) strongly preferred
- Awareness of security issues, a willingness to work in a situation which might involve risk, and an interest in individual and team analysis
Benefits: Accommodation and food covered by a small monthly stipend; health insurance, a re-entry stipend, and a contribution toward international airfare also provided.
Please visit their website for more information.
Women and Education, Oxford Round Table
March 16 - 20, 2014; Paper Submissions due November 30th, Oxford, England
The Oxford Round Table will hold our 16th Annual Conference on Women and Education during the dates of March 16 – March 20, 2014 at Brasenose College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Brasenose College is one of the thirty-eight colleges that form the University of Oxford and was founded in 1509.
You are invited and encouraged to make a presentation and to provide a paper on a relevant aspect of the topic, however, your participation as a member of the Round Table is not contingent thereon. Those not presenting papers will be placed on a discussion panel. Papers presented at the Round Table may be subsequently submitted for publication in the Forum, a journal of the Oxford Round Table. Papers considered for publication in the Forum are evaluated by peer reviewers as to technical and substantive quality and for potential to make a significant contribution to new knowledge in the field. Papers and presentations regarding the following areas are of particular interest to the conference. However, these suggested areas of research and writing are not meant to be limitations and the conference programme is open to all substantive areas of formal and informal research in education.
For more information please visit their webpage.
Eleventh Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars
July 16-19, 2014, Winnipeg, Canada
Call For Papers:
The IAGS and the University of Manitoba welcome papers and sessions related to our conference theme of "Time, Movement, and Space: Genocide Studies and Indigenous Peoples." Innovative panels, workshops, and papers that consider the spatial and temporal issues as applied to Indigenous genocide and its commemoration are particularly encouraged, as are comparative studies. Besides panels and papers, the organizers invite other modes of dialogue, including workshops, roundtable discussions, cultural media, artistic works/readings, and forums that relate to policy initiatives, pedagogy, and education. Scholars, practitioners, and students interested in genocide studies from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. While our theme is centered on Indigenous issues, we also encourage innovative and original papers about other genocides. As 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we are eager to accept papers on this genocide.
Papers will be accepted in English and should be sent as an attachment to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once the proposals are accepted by the selection committee, participants are required to register on-line at: www.genocidescholars.org where IAGS and conference material will be found. All participants must be IAGS members.
Please prepare your abstract for a 15 minute paper.
Canadian School of Peacebuilding
June 16 - 20 & 23 - 27, 2014, Winnipeg, Canada
Come this summer to learn with peacebuilders – local and international, young and old, students, practitioners, and those new to peacebuilding – at the sixth annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding. We invite you to participate in your choice of five-day courses for personal inspiration, professional development, or academic credit.
The sixth annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP), a program of Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), will be held in Winnipeg, MB, June 16 -20 and 23-27, 2014. Two 5-day sessions, each with three or four courses running concurrently, will be offered for training or for academic credit. The CSOP is designed to be an environment characterized by (a) education for peace and justice, (b) learning through thinking and doing, (c) generous hospitality and radical dialogue, and (d) the modeling of invitational community. The Canadian School of Peacebuilding is for people from all faiths, countries and identity groups.
You can get more information and apply here.
Hasen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation
June 30th - July 21, 2014, University of San Diego
The Hansen Summer Institute, based at the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences is currently accepting applications for its June 30 - July 21, 2014 program.
Fully funded by a generous grant from the Fred J. Hansen Foundation, the Hansen Summer Institute will take place in San Diego and involve assembling University students from the United States (5 students) and abroad (15 students) from a variety of developing countries and regions of social strife. All travel, room and board, and program expenses are covered by the Hansen Foundation. The 2014 summer institute represents our fifth year of operation; 105 fellows have thus far gone through our training and life-changing experience. This year students will live, work, and become friends together at the University of San Diego, a beautiful campus that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
A primary goal of the program focuses on creating an international community of college-age scholars (ages 18-25) who will use their summer experience to foster lasting friendships and acquire a common practical understanding of a more peaceful future. Program elements involve training in the latest leadership skills of conflict resolution, mediation, public speaking and cross cultural education. Classroom training complements local excursions to San Diego historical attractions and cultural events, such as the Mayor’s office, the U.S.- Mexico border, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo and a harbor cruise. Hansen Summer Institute training provides participants with hands-on tools for resolving conflict for application and re-direction to their own situations at home.
Applications from international students will be accepted until January 12, 2014. Applications from U.S. students will be accepted until February 16, 2014.
Please visit their website for more information.