U Antwerp: Heritage Studies (Belgium)

“JobTenured academic staff, Heritage studies focused on participatory methods of heritage management and heritage education, Faculty of Design Sciences, University of Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium. Deadline: 16 August 2020.

You will teach and contribute to course units at Bachelor’s and Master’s level within the learning trajectories towards Heritage educator and Heritage designer, such as Heritage Education and Access, Research techniques for heritage labs, Project management movable and intangible heritage, Intangible heritage and participatory methods, Innovative policy and management techniques, Safeguarding repertoires, internship and follow-up of the educational master in Heritage. You will supervise bachelor, master and doctoral students. You will expand the scientific research in the area of participatory methods of heritage management and heritage education.

National U Singapore: Jobs & Postdocs (Singapore)

“JobThe Department of Communications and New Media at the  National University of Singapore is currently advertising multiple positions. Deadline for most: August 15, 2020.

Among them are the following:

CFP Refugee Integration in a Sharing Economy

“PublicationCall for proposals: Special issue on Refugee Integration in a Sharing Economy: Collective action, Organizational Communication and Digital Technologies for the International Journal of Communication (IJoC). Deadline for abstracts: July 30, 2020.

Issue editors Amanda Alencar and Yijing Wang (Erasmus University Rotterdam) are seeking papers that contribute knowledge to how collective action is enabled in a sharing economy in support of refugee integration in a diversity of contexts and situations. This includes but is not limited to voluntary contribution to refugee management and care at all different levels, from the public sector organizations to private firms, to civil society and refugee-led initiatives and networks.

Potential interdisciplinary questions which can be answered are:

1. How does enabling collective action in a sharing economy contribute to resolving the challenge of refugee integration?
2. In areas of limited statehood, which mechanisms help ensure effective governance of displaced populations in a refugee crisis?
3. What forms of organizational communication and action in terms of refugee integration stimulate the emergence of an ad hoc governance structure in the sharing economy?
4. How does media representation of collective action affect the planning and preparation at the state- and organizational-level in refugees’ receiving countries?
5. To what extent are digital technologies being developed and mobilized by different actors involved in an ad hoc governance of refugee populations?
6. How can the public, private and NGO sector work together to effectively boost economic opportunities to both refugees and host communities as well as social cohesion?

Daniel Mateo Ordóñez Profile

Profiles

Daniel Mateo Ordóñez is a Sociologist from the National University of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.

The research areas in which he is interested are: Interculturality, Intercultural Dialogue, Hermeneutics, Hermeneutical Cultural Analysis, Phenomenology, Discrimination, Social Exclusion, Human Rights, and Culture.

He is an independent translator, investigator and author, as well as a volunteer collaborator with the UNESCO Chair in Intercultural Dialogue / Cátedra UNESCO – Diálogo Intercultural at the National University of Colombia, and a member of the “Observatorio de la Exclusión” project associated with the UNESCO Chair.

He is also the creator of the Autarkeia Project, an independent project of dissemination and promotion of knowledge, especially in the area of Human and Social Sciences.

See his profile on academia.edu.

Malmo U: PHD Studentship: International Migration & Ethnic Relations (Sweden)

“Studentships“Doctoral position in International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Department of Global Political Studies, Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden. Deadline: 7 September 2020.

Doctoral programme in International Migration and Ethnic relations (IMER)

Scholars within IMER study, among other subjects, the national, regional, international and global causes and effects of migration in both the society of origin and destination on a structural, institutional, collective, and individual level. IMER is an inherently multi- and interdisciplinary subject, in which for instance sociology, political science, cultural geography, anthropology, economic history, economics, social work, history, ethnology, religious studies, gender studies, and cultural studies are represented. The goal of the programme is to develop the knowledge and skills required for the doctoral student to conduct research independently and contribute to the development of knowledge within the chosen subject area. The doctoral programme comprises 240 higher education credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies), of which 60 credits are from courses. It is completed when the doctoral student publicly defends his/her printed doctoral dissertation (180 credits).

Quarantined Across Borders

Intercultural PedagogyQuarantined Across Borders, a collection of stories from people around the world who are writing about their experiences and observations while in quarantine, presented by Media Rise.

Quarantined Across Borders

Media Rise has curated a broad collection of uplifting and thought-provoking stories on quarantine experiences across the globe, which should be useful to those teaching about intercultural dialogue and related topics. The collection includes personal stories, essays, and poems on borderlands, immigrant life, coping, purpose, and connectedness during the COVID-19 pandemic, and would serve well as a prompt or model for a course exercise or assignment. In addition to the website, these stories are being posted by @mediarisenow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, with 3 new stories every day in June, for a total of 80+ stories from 30+ countries.

CID Poster #13: The Blind Men and the Elephant

CID PostersThis is a bonus poster, designed by Linda J. de Wit who was the CID intern in 2017, and who has now returned as graphic design consultant. It illustrates the common expression “the blind men and the elephant” used to describe what can happen when only parts of something are examined, rather than the whole.

CID Poster 13: The blind men and the elephant:

The image was prepared to illustrate the first of the the newest CID series: In Dialogue: CID Occasional Papers, to be published shortly, by Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz. The quote integrated into the poster comes from that paper. It says:

The different approaches to intercultural dialogue might be described as a set of blind men studying individual aspects of the elephant, never realizing there is an entire beast. Those who have stepped back to see the entire animal deserve special attention.

Just in case anyone wants to cite this poster, the following would be the recommended format:

Center for Intercultural Dialogue. (2020). The blind men and the elephant. CID Posters, 13. Available from:
https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/the-blind-men-and-the-elephant.png

As with other series, CID Posters are available for free on the site; just click on the thumbnail to download a printable PDF. They may be downloaded, printed, and shared as is, without changes, without cost, so long as there is acknowledgment of the source.

As with other series, if you wish to contribute an original contribution, please send an email before starting any work to receive approval, to minimize inadvertent duplication, and to learn about technical requirements. As is the case with other CID Publications, posters should be created initially in English. If you want to volunteer to translate a poster into a language in which you are fluent, send in a note before starting, to receive approval.

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Director, Center for Intercultural Dialogue
intercult.dialogue AT gmail.com


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U Sydney: Media/Communications/Journalism (Australia)

“JobProfessor/Associate Professor in Media and Communications, Journalism Specialisation, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Literature, Art and Media, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Deadline: 2 August 2020.

The University of Sydney is seeking to appoint an outstanding senior academic at the level of Professor or Associate Professor in Media and Communications (Journalism Specialisation) to join a rapidly growing and highly successful department. The successful candidate will possess a strong track record of critical, reflexive research and be able to articulate strong intellectual and pedagogical visions for the interdisciplinary fields of international journalism, public relations, and/or strategic communication. The successful candidate will be an eminent scholar capable of providing a high level of disciplinary and organisational leadership, evidenced in strong track records of mentoring and developing research teams and facilitating impactful collaborations with national and international partners.

MIT: Manager, France/Belgium Programs (USA)

“JobProgram Manager, MIT-France and Belgium Programs, Center for International Studies-MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA. Deadline: August 10, 2020.

The Program Manager will be responsible for the management and overall development of the MIT France and Belgium programs. The programs create experiential learning and research opportunities in France and Belgium for MIT students and faculty and develops partnerships connecting MIT and France/Belgium. Will implement and oversee all aspects of student internships and other experiential learning opportunities in France and Belgium, including advertising, recruiting and matching students with opportunities, and preparing students through training on culture and workplace norms; cultivate relationships with potential host organizations in France and Belgium, identify new and develop relationships with prospective funding sources (corporate, individual, government, foundation), and organize activities to steward current donors; administer faculty seed fund grant programs to promote research collaborations; and collaborate with and serve as a resource on France and Belgium for the MIT community, and promote the program as a hub of France/Belgium-related activity on campus through outreach/events.

Must be willing to work evenings periodically and travel to France and Belgium several times per year.

MOOC: Promoting and Protecting Human Rights: A Global Overview (Italy)

“MOOCs”MOOC: Promoting and Protecting Human Rights: A Global Overview, offered by Global Campus on Human Rights, Venice, Italy, . Free enrollment starting June 15, 2020.

In times of violence and crisis, human rights are important safeguards. In times of peace, security and development, they are important pillars sustaining our common humanity. They are more than moral or legal concepts: they are the lymph of our lives. For them to run effectively, we need to relentlessly promote and protect them.

Human rights are an inherent part of every individual. They are the outcome of long struggles and achievements. Responding to the necessity to counter – and in the future prevent – the tragic effects of genocide, war, economic depression, nationalism and colonialism, they were engraved in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as “a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations”. Then, they carried the hope for freedom, justice and peace in the world. Today, they are often questioned, attacked, dismissed and violated. But they still stand to remind us that “we are all born equal and free in dignity and rights”.

Promoting and protecting human rights is yet a work in progress. Much still needs to be done, but we can build on the concrete improvements and achievements that human rights have already allowed over the years. We can defend cases, advocate for change and bring about progress on the basis of legal instruments and mechanisms: laws, institutions, courts. We can face challenges with the strength of the benefits that have been demonstrated around the world: greater freedom and democracy; better health, education, and standards of living. To continue our efforts, we need information, education, awareness and action. This course provides you with a solid basis to understand, know and stand up for human rights.

Enroll and earn a certificate for free upon completion of all 7 classes.