Monday, January 23, 2017

Student Office Assistant with Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development

The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development is accepting applications for a student office assistant for the spring 2017 semester. This is a paid position. We are looking for an assistant with excellent writing and oral communication skills, research experience, and a background assisting with on-campus events. Applicants with knowledge of SPSS, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Acrobat will be given preference. If you are interested, please email your resume, a cover letter that includes your hours of availability, a one-page writing sample, and the names and phone numbers of two references to sadat@umd.edu. Please write “Sadat Chair Student Office Assistant Application” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants who are considered will be contacted for an in-person interview.

Ohio State Journal of Politics and International Affairs Call for Papers

The Journal of Politics & International Affairs (JPIA) is seeking qualified student submissions to be published in the Spring 2017 issue. JPIA is a student-run journal that publishes papers written by undergraduate students in the areas of Political Science, International Studies, Economics, Public Affairs, Sociology, and related fields. Publication in the Journal is an opportunity to reach a wider audience outside of the class, as well as a learning experience through the editing and feedback process. We seek to publish high quality papers that address current events and relevant subjects in the area of politics and international affairs. Ideal submissions are both informative and argumentative, with well-developed theses and strong mechanics.
The Journal typically publishes original research, theses, and essays written for upper-level courses although all majors and class ranks are invited.

If this opportunity is of interest to you, we highly encourage you to submit a paper for publication on our website at http://u.osu.edu/jpia/submit-manuscript. The deadline is March 1st, 2017, and submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. We have recently updated our submission guidelines, which can be found here: http://u.osu.edu/jpia/submission-guidelines, and ask you to carefully review them before submitting.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Seats Open in GVPT355


GVPT355: Capstone in International Conflict Management has a new section that is open to GVPT majors. You are receiving this email because you are eligible to request a seat in the course. Please note that there are TEN seats available for GVPT majors who are not also part of the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management program. Permission to register for seats will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

GVPT355 will examine international conflict management by addressing key themes, including how conflicts are analyzed and understood, security and development assistance, conflict termination through political transition, conflict termination through negotiation, the role of the press, the role of intergovernmental organizations, and the interagency process in the U.S. For each theme, one or more case studies will be reviewed through readings and lectures.

Assignments will be hands-on and policy focused, with students having opportunities to be “experts” and “policy makers” at different times, providing or challenging advice related to one or more of the key themes and case studies.

This course has a unique focus on international diplomacy, negotiations, and operations related to conflict processes and post-conflict transitions. The instructor, Jarret Blanc, served at the State Department from 2009-2017 and has first-hand experience as a high-placed official in the US Government and at the UN.

If you would like to request a seat in this course, please contact Jillian Santos at jsantos5@umd.edu. Once again, there are ten available seats that will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. GVPT students pursuing the International Relations concentration are particularly encouraged to consider this course. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Minor in Global Terrorism

Interested in applying to a minor that will give you real-world experience and a comprehensive
understanding of international terrorism and homeland security?
The Global Terrorism minor is designed to train the next generation of terrorism analysts.
All majors are welcome to apply!
Visit start.umd.edu for more information, and contact education@start.umd.edu with any questions.

 Applications for admission into the Spring 2017 cohort of the minor are now being accepted. The deadline for completed applications is Friday, February 24th by 5 PM.

START will be holding two information sessions at the beginning of the semester for students to come learn more about the logistics of the minor.

Information sessions will be held on:

Tuesday, January 31st at 5PM in TYD 2102
Wednesday, February 1st at 5PM in TYD 2102

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CAPC Research Assistantship

Spring 17 Position Opening with Academic Achievement Programs

Student Positions with Education Abroad

EA Peer Mentor - Help other students take advantage of the #TerpsAbroad experience by sharing your study abroad story (and getting paid to do it!). Peer mentors conduct general advising, guide students towards resources for study abroad and participate in EA outreach events such as class visits, panels and presentations. Apply by January 19th. More info here

Online Communications Intern - Get involved with EA's communication strategy team. Our online communications intern will get experience managing professional social media accounts, developing new outreach campaigns and learning how to creatively market and promote student experiences. We are looking for motivated students with an interest in writing and communications. More info here.