Winter 2014 Opportunities:
Chile Practicum: Transitional Injustice, Human Rights, and Chile’s Vulnerable Populations
Professors: Dr. Jan Black with Global Majority and guest Dr. Fusun Akarsu
When: 4-unit January course (IPSG 8672) and trip to Chile January 5-22
Register: Register in Bannerweb and email email@example.com by December 13
Spring Break 2014:
China Practicum: Shanghai Free Trade Zone
Professors: Drs. Liang Zhang and Robert Rogowsky
Cuba Practicum: Changing Course for Changing Times
Professors: Dr. Jan Black with Global Exchange
When: 4-unit spring course (IPSG 8530) and spring break Cuba trip March 15-23
Are you still undecided on what course to take during J-term? For the first time, MIIS students can now register for International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) workshops. The workshops offered this J-term are the following:
- Networked International Organizations: Using Networks, Measurement, and Social Media for Learning That Leads To Impact: The instructor, Beth Kanter, is an internationally recognized trainer and award-winning book author. Beth was named “one of the most influential women in technology” by Forbes and one of Business Week’s “voices of social innovation.” This workshop introduces the essential tools and skills required to implement an effective social media strategy. Participants will learn to streamline communications, lead outreach campaigns, improve fundraising techniques, and mobilize stakeholders. CRN 20788 (1 Credit)
- High-Value Organizational Consulting: This workshop will be taught by Dr. Beryl Levinger , organizational expert and successful government, nonprofit, and private-sector consultant, with help from our alumnus Vladimir Cernavskis (Moscow, McKinsey Associates). Participants will learn tools for analyzing an organization, its culture, its approach to meeting mission, and ecosystem analysis. They will also master key skills for effective organizational consulting including client reconnaissance; client relationship management; and the creation of value-added consultant deliverables. CRN 20784 (1 Credit)
- Designing/Evaluating Interventions: The instructor of this course is MIIIS alumnus Vladimir Cernavskis, Principal at McKinsey & Company, Moscow. The workshop will cover basic tools and steps involved in designing successful interventions (i.e. projects and programs) and effectively evaluating these interventions. Students will be prepared to assist the growing number of organizations across various specializations that are trying to establish more systematic design and evaluation systems. CRN 20785 (1 Credit)
- Quantitative Data Analysis: In this workshop, MIIS alumnus Kevin Morenzi will teach students that as a massive amount of quantitative data becomes readily available, organizations and decisions are becoming increasingly data-driven. As is common in the workplace, students will learn how this data can be analyzed in Excel without the need for more sophisticated software. CRN 20786 (1 Credit)
- Applied Qualitative Data: Collection/Analysis: Erika Takada, the Senior Research Associate at Harder+Company Community Research will teach students tools essential for systematically analyzing qualitative data as a professional in the government, nonprofit, or private sectors. CRN 20787 (1 Credit)
Peace Corps Veteran and MPA student Molly McMills new program director at YMCA Monterey County: Monterey Herald
IPS Alumna Sabina Khan published on Iran in The Tribune
Start with yourself: the tools from Net Impact in this link are designed to help you focus your priorities and personal values, to lead you to the next step in your professional planning. Explore Net Impact for more inspirations, guidelines, and motivation.
Less than a week after the installation and testing of the equipment was completed, the studio worked to support the appearance of Dr. Jeffrey Lewis on PBS Newshour, where he offered commentary on the Iran nuclear agreement. The video segment was recorded live during the East Coast broadcast, with anchor Judy Woodruff interviewing Dr. Lewis while he sat in our on-campus studio on the third floor of the McGowan Building.
The 2014 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference Committee announces “Building Peace: Integrating Two Decades of Progress,” scheduled for March 28–29, 2014, at the University of Notre Dame. This event is sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
The conference committee seeks submissions from undergraduate and graduate students for paper or poster presentations, workshops, panel or roundtable discussions, media displays or artwork, and other innovative presentations of research that explore this theme.
We welcome proposals that explore, but are not limited to, topics such as: peace negotiations, international policy, nuclear disarmament, the Internet, social media, revolution, terrorism, Islamophobia, racial equality, cultural understanding, women’s human rights, crisis and disaster response, the rise of social enterprise, and other highlights of the recent period. Exploring these topics in specific historical context will allow us to facilitate discussion on themes and connections that can inform our work as the world’s future peacebuilders.
Interested students should submit an abstract or description of their project (no more than 500 words) and a short biography summarizing their academic interests and background (no more than 250 words). Please submit proposals on this page or via the conference website. The deadline for submission is Monday, January 27, 2014.
The Notre Dame Student Peace Conference is an annual student conference organized by students for students to provide space for dialogue on important issues related to peacebuilding, global issues, and social justice. Questions may be directed to the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for other information.
In this four-week certificate course, participants will explore how mapping, social media, and mobile telephones can effectively support the work of conflict prevention and management. The course will feature case studies from Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria, and Libya among others, and draw on relevant conflict prevention and resolution theory to arrive at best practices for using technology in conflict-affected settings. Participants can expect a dynamic and interactive learning environment with a number practical and hands-on activities and simulations aimed at developing tangible skills and strategies in use of technology for conflict prevention and peacekeeping. You can explore the course syllabus here. The course will take place from January 13, 2014 – February 7, 2014
The course is designed for conflict management professionals to assist them in understanding the roles of technology in conflict prevention and peacekeeping. No specific technological skills are required for the course. If you apply and submit your application by December 8th, you will pay the smaller early-bird fee. More information on course requirements and courses offerings can be found here.
The SE Outreach Accelerator is an exciting 8 week program that takes place in Stockholm, Sweden and aims to build your business capacity. We will help you take your idea to the next level by providing you with seminars, workshops, mentorship as well as individual coaching and group coaching sessions. Peer-to-peer discussions and feedback sessions will also be an important part of the Accelerator. We believe that social entrepreneurship is a vital element of society, and would therefore like to assist you as much as possible as you and your enterprise embark on the journey of making the world a little bit better!
The topics covered during the seminars and workshops include business planning, business modelling, communication strategies, funding strategies, financial management, team building and leadership skills as well as social impact metrics.
The training is based upon the action learning-approach, which is an educational process whereby the participants learn by applying the new skills directly on their own enterprise. We will adopt a ‘learning-by-doing’ approach, allowing you to develop your enterprise as your move along the program.
Be inspired by other participants, find motivation in our mentors and speaker, discover the fun in being a social entrepreneur!
When: April 21-June 13, 2014
Where: Stockholm, Sweden
Language: Language of instruction will be in English.
Cost: Free to attend, with most costs covered. Click here for more information. Deadline is fast approaching: December 9th, 2013.
- Gaining new skills or knowledge?
- Enhancing already existing skills?
- Meeting people from more than 30 countries and sharing stories and experiences?
- Media for Societal Transformation, where you can learn to use video and social media to get your message out.
- Trauma-Sensitive Practice and Programming, to explore how to include trauma-sensitivity in all stages of emergency response and post-conflict recovery work.
- The Impact of Social Issues on Restorative Justice will look at the effects of race, class, gender, and culture on individual and community conflict and resilience.
- Peace by Design, where participants will discuss how the design of working spaces conveys a message that helps or hinders the work.
- Applied Playback Theatre for Conflict Transformation, to teach you how to be part of a team of actors that weaves together stories from the audience into a single narrative, while respecting and validating each individual story.
- Mindfulness teaches you to give full and non-judgmental attention in all situations and how to reflect on the similarities and differences between people in conflict that help or hurt situations.
The Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) provides broad-based and specialized trainings that empower participants to contextualize the knowledge to their own situations. Learn more about yourself, others, and the world around you. Courses are open to people interested in integrating conflict transformation, peacebuilding, restorative justice, trauma awareness, and related fields into their own work and life.
The Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) offers four 7-day sessions, each with several courses running simultaneously. An interactive approach is used in all courses. Participants will learn from the course instructor as well as other participants and are encouraged to reflect and to share from their own experiences in the “safe space” created by SPI. Courses can be taken for professional training or graduate credit. Applications will be considered in order of arrival. For course curriculum, online application and costs, please click here.
The INEE Minimum Standards Internship in NY (or Virtual) presents a unique learning opportunity to work closely with the INEE Secretariat, liaise directly with INEE members around the world, and be part of projects that contribute to education quality in crisis settings. Deadline is fast approaching on December 9, 2013.
The INEE Minimum Standards intern will assist the INEE Coordinator for Minimum Standards with various projects that will further the promotion, utilization and institutionalization of the INEE Minimum Standards. For a full list of responsibilities, click here. Students have to be enrolled in a graduate program. A full list can be found under the same link above.
The intern must be available to work 2 or 3 days/week starting in November 2014 through the Spring Semester (Jan-May 2014). Strong preference will be given to candidates who can intern through the Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 semesters. Summer interns must be available to work 3 or 4 days/week. Interns will be based at the IRC HQ office in New York City but may be asked to work from home on assigned days. Interns based outside of the NYC-area will be considered for home-based internships. Interns may take school credit for the internship with prior agreement from the supervisor. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled. This is an unpaid opportunity. Students residing abroad, who need visa sponsorship, will not be considered.
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