Alfred Fried Photography Award (Austria)

Awards
Call for entries: Alfred Fried Photography Award for images of “what does peace look like?”. Deadline: June 2, 2019.

The Alfred Fried Photography Award recognizes and promotes photographers from all over the world whose pictures capture human efforts towards a peaceful world and the quest for beauty and goodness in our lives. The award goes to those photographs that best express the idea that our future lies in peaceful coexistence.

Those 14 years or younger can enter photos for the Children’s Peace Image of the Year.

The top five listed photographers will be awarded the Alfred Fried Photography Award Medal. The Peace Image of the Year will receive €10,000. The winning picture will be on display for one year at the Austrian Parliament and will be included in the permanent art collection of the Austrian Parliament. There is an award ceremony in Vienna and worldwide exhibitions as well.

NAMLE 2019 (USA)

Conferences
National Association for Media Literacy Education convention, June 26-28, 2019, Washington, DC. Registration now open.

Join media literacy educators and practitioners from around the world in D.C. this June for NAMLE’s 2019 Conference! This year’s theme is “A Path Forward: Elevating Conversation, Unifying Voices.” This three-day conference will be packed with tools and resources for educators, including:

* Curriculum + lesson plans
* Teaching demonstrations
* Digital tools
* Expert presentations
* Student voices
… and much more!

CID Video Competition: 1 1/2 Weeks Left to Submit!

CID Video CompetitionThe CID video competition is open. The first few dozen entries have already been submitted and the first judges have agreed to serve. Just 1 1/2 weeks remain to the final deadline of May 31, 2019

CID Video Competition 2019

To enter, students must submit a video no longer than 2 minutes demonstrating their understanding of intercultural dialogue. Specifically, videos must answer the question: “How do social media influence intercultural dialogue?”

As you prepare your entry, remember to think about the 2 major topics and their relationship. Winning videos must take both of these into account, not merely describe one or the other.

1) Intercultural dialogue is the term for what happens when people from different cultural backgrounds attempt to understand one other’s assumptions. Culture is a general term that includes all sorts of learned behavioral patterns. Intercultural communication can be international, interracial, interethnic, or interfaith. Intercultural dialogue is deliberate, active rather than passive. It is NOT the same as cultural analysis (understanding one culture), or cross-cultural analysis (comparing two different cultures).

2) Social media refers to any tool using the internet to help people communicate, nearly always when they are not in the same place at the same time. It includes such applications as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WeChat, WhatsApp, and Tumblr, among others. You can limit your consideration to any one of these, or consider several. But don’t just describe social media and how they work! The question you must answer is how the social media you choose to address influence intercultural dialogue. That means, what changes when people of different cultural backgrounds try to understand one another when they are not even face-to-face? What gets harder? What becomes easier?

If you have questions, see previously published competition rules, FAQ, and resources. See last year’s winning videos. See the reflection by one winning team on creating their video. Or send an email with a question. When you’re ready to submit an entry, click here.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Queen’s U Belfast: International Relations (Northern Ireland)

“JobLecturer in International Relations, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP), Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. Deadline: 27 May 2019.

The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy & Politics at Queen’s University Belfast is seeking Lecturer in International Relations (Equivalent of Assistant Professor Fixed term for 10 Months) available from 1st September 2019. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of undergraduate and Masters programmes in International Relations and play a full role in the research culture of the School. Applications welcomed from candidates with research interests in any area of International Relations, which will broaden coverage in new areas, or strengthen existing research specialisms. Candidates will contribute to teaching and research in areas which map on to expanding graduate programmes, including the MA in International Relations, MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, MA in Violence, Terrorism and Security and MA in Global Security and Borders. The successful candidate will also contribute to undergraduate teaching, support our student learning environment, and contribute to the research culture in the School.

UC Irvine: Director of Study Abroad (USA)

“Job

Director of Study Abroad, Study Abroad Center, University of California Irvine, CA, USA. Deadline: Open until filled; posted May 1, 2019.

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Global Affairs Officer in the Office of Global Engagement (OGE), the Director of Study Abroad will provide leadership in the strategy, management, planning, and administration of the Study Abroad Center.  Leading a team of Education Abroad professionals, the Director is responsible for administrative and programmatic oversight of all education abroad programs sponsored by the university and directs the implementation of international academic experiences that foster student engagement, learning, and development. Many UCI study abroad programs are offered through the University of California Education Abroad Program.  The Director will oversee a significant expansion of services to include direct student exchange and faculty-led programs originating at the UCI campus.

Greenwich U: International Business (UK)

“JobLecturer and Associate Professor in International Business, Department of International Business & Economics, University of Greenwich, UK. Deadline: 27 May 2019.

The University of Greenwich, Faculty of Business is seeking a Lecturer in International Business.  The University of Greenwich has a strong commitment to diversity and internationalism, and this is reflected in our staff and student profiles.

The University of Greenwich, Faculty of Business is seeking an Associate Professor in International Business. We are seeking a colleague who will implement teaching and learning improvement strategies and plans to ensure academic excellence in the Department, the Faculty and the wider University community. Candidates with outstanding achievements in teaching and scholarship are encouraged to apply who have an interest in working with our diverse student body.

 

U Kent: Lecturer in International Security or Conflict Analysis (UK)

“JobLecturer in International Security and/or Conflict Analysis, School of Politics & International Relations, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. Deadline: 9 June 2019.

The School of Politics and International Relations is seeking to appoint a Lecturer committed to excellence in teaching and research with an ability to teach in the field of international security and/or conflict analysis. The successful candidate will be required to teach at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The post holder will also contribute to the delivery and development of specialist modules on their research areas at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.

The successful candidate will be expected to make a significant contribution to the School’s existing strong research culture, research impact and high level of student engagement. Additionally the candidate will be expected to apply for external research and/or enterprise funding and to play an active role in building the research capacity of the School’s Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC) and/or Global Europe Centre (GEC). The ability to convene a post-graduate level module in qualitative research methods that meets ESRC training requirements would be an advantage.

Durham U Institute of Advanced Study Fellowship (UK)

Fellowships
Fellowships, Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, Durham, UK. Deadline: 7 June 2019.

The Institute of Advanced Study is one of Durham University’s flagship interdisciplinary research institutes providing a forum for debate and collaboration across the entire disciplinary spectrum. Durham offers Fellows time and freedom to think, away from the demands of their everyday professional lives. By recruiting Fellows from all around the world, the IAS fosters an exciting intellectual environment in which thinkers from diverse cultural and disciplinary backgrounds can exchange ideas. Applicants may be from any academic discipline or professional background.

KC12 Third Culture Kids Translated into German

Key Concepts in ICDContinuing translations of Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, today I am posting KC#12: Third Culture Kids, which Anastasia Lijadi published in English in 2014, and which Alina Timofte has now translated into German. As always, all Key Concepts are available as free PDFs; just click on the thumbnail to download the PDF. Lists organized chronologically by publication date and numberalphabetically by concept in English, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.

KC12 Third Culture Kids_GermanLijadi, A. A. (2019). Drittkulturkinder (DKK). (A. Timofte, trans.) Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 12. Available from:
https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/kc12-third-culture-kids_german-1.pdf

The Center for Intercultural Dialogue publishes a series of short briefs describing Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue. Different people, working in different countries and disciplines, use different vocabulary to describe their interests, yet these terms overlap. Our goal is to provide some of the assumptions and history attached to each concept for those unfamiliar with it. As there are other concepts you would like to see included, send an email to the series editor, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz. If there are concepts you would like to prepare, provide a brief explanation of why you think the concept is central to the study of intercultural dialogue, and why you are the obvious person to write up that concept.


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KU Leuven PHD Fellowship: Interactional Linguistics/CA (Belgium)

“Fellowships“
PhD Fellowship, Interactional Linguistics/Conversation Analysis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Deadline: 31 May 2019.

A new research project funded by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) is looking for applicants for a fully funded four-year PhD fellowship in interactional linguistics/conversation analysis. The PhD fellowship is part of a larger collaborative project entitled “The first five words: Multilingual cities in Switzerland and Belgium and the grammar of language choice in public space”. The team heading the project is composed of Elwys De Stefani (KU Leuven) and Lorenza Mondada (University of Basel), as well as 4 PhD students. For the Flemish part of the project, the PhD fellows will be based at KU Leuven (Department of Linguistics).

This project studies how unacquainted persons spontaneously engage in interaction in multilingual cities in Belgium and Switzerland. The research will be based on video-recordings collected in various locations and address the following questions:

  • How can people engage in pro-social encounters without knowing in advance which language the other speaks? How do speakers decide, in the very first moments of the encounter, which language(s) they are going to use?

  • How do speakers orient to the multilingual setting in encounter openings? How do speakers align or disalign with a “basic code” proposed in the greeting?

  • Do urban public spaces represent “territories of multilingualism” in the speakers’ actual talk?

  • In public space, the beginning of an encounter emerges first of all through visible embodied behaviour; what is the relation between the organisation of visible embodied conduct and the politics of multilingualism?

The above questions are crucial for research on multilingualism, but also for contemporary societies in general. The project thus highlights the foundations of co-sociality, and the conditions for pro-social encounters between strangers (possibly speaking different languages).