MOOCs on Cultural Pluralism (Italy)

“MOOCs”The Cultural Pluralism Area of the Global Governance Programme (part of the  Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University institute based in Florence, Italy) runs several MOOCs in partnership with Future Learn, the Social Learning Platform launched by the Open University UK in 2012.

MOOC is an acronym that stands for ‘Massive Open Online Course.’ A MOOC is a university course offered online and available for free to everyone who has access to the Internet. Currently on offer: Cultures and Identities in Europe, Cultural Heritage and the City, Cultural Diversity and the City, Why Do People Migrate? – Part 1- Facts and Part 2 –  Theories, Cultural Diplomacy, and Migration and Cities.

European U Institute Job Ad: Religious Diversity (Italy)

Job adsResearch Assistant, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Deadline: 10 September 2018.

GREASE – Radicalisation, Secularism and the Governance of Religion: Bringing together European and Asian Perspectives – is an international and interdisciplinary project on the governance of religious diversity in Europe and other world regions including East Eastern Europe, the MENA region, South and Southeast Asia, and the Asia Pacific. The successful candidate will work under the close supervision of Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou in the starting phase of the project. His/her tasks will be both academic and organizational…The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: issues of governance of cultural and religious diversity (the EUI team is responsible for southern Europe so a southern Europe focus is desirable but wider comparative expertise will be appreciated), multiculturalism theory and practice, secularism theory and practice, religious radicalization and issues of resilience and combatting radicalization. Essential: PhD in the social sciences, preferably sociology or political science.

 

European University Institute Postdoc: Asylum, Migration, Mobility (Italy)

Job adsResearch Associate (post-doc) at the European University Institute – Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Migration Policy Centre (Florence, Italy). Deadline: 4 April 2018.

The Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM) conducts new research on some of the most pressing public policy issues related to asylum, migration and mobility in the European Union. To support MPC’s work on the MEDAM project, we are seeking to recruit a post-doctoral researcher with strong quantitative skills and experience in cross-country analysis of issues related to asylum, migration and/or associated public policies. The selected candidate will become a “Research Associate” at the Migration Policy Centre (MPC). The Research Associate will work with Professor Martin Ruhs (Deputy Director of the MPC) to analyse the nature and determinants of political conflicts between EU member states about how to respond to the increased inflows of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in recent years. The project will specifically investigate the role of cross-country variations in national institutions (especially welfare states, labour markets, and related normative attitudes) in contributing to disagreements across EU countries about how to create more effective common policies in this area. The project will include quantitative analysis of large-scale datasets covering different EU member states as well as qualitative analysis including indepth interviews with policy-makers in selected EU countries. Project outputs will include academic publications, blog posts and policy briefs.

European U Institute Job: Director, Middle East Directions

Job adsDirector, Middle East Directions Programme, European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Closes 15 November 2017.

The Middle East Directions (MED) programme, the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) and the School of Transnational Governance (STG) at the European University Institute (EUI), are seeking applicants for a joint appointment as the Director of the MED Programme at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the School of Transnational Governance.

The MED progamme is one of the newest research programmes at the Centre and is a priority for the EUI. The Programme is a continuation of the Mediterranean Programme, which positioned the EUI at the forefront of the Euro-Mediterranean research and dialogue between 1999 and 2013. The MED programme has the ambition to become an international reference point for research on the Middle East and North Africa Region. The programme focusses its research on the following axes: socio-political, economic, religious and security trends and transformations. The successful candidate will lead and coordinate a team that engages in research and active dialogue with the world of practice.

The post will be a joint appointment with the School of Transnational Governance at the EUI. Within the STG, the successful candidate will contribute to develop and, if applicable, lead the School’s relevant thematic cluster. The successful candidate is expected to run a summer school and additional offering in the field of executive training and modules suitable for inclusion in a Masters programme.