Call for applications, Associate Director of Studies (DEA) Program, for 2022, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, France. Deadline: December 20, 2021.
Created in 1975 through the initiative of Fernand Braudel, in agreement with the Secretary of State for Universities, Directorate of Higher Education and Research, the Associate Directors of Studies (DEA) program is the oldest international mobility program of the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme. It enables foreign scientific professionals from all continents to be invited for a period of four to six weeks to support their work in the SHS in France, as well as to promote creation of international research networks and contact with researchers on site.
The program is intended exclusively for holders of university professorships or equivalent positions in higher education and research institutions. Candidates must be under 65 years of age at the time of their stay. Priority is given to projects requiring fieldwork (surveys, work in libraries or archives, etc.) in France. Any application for the exclusive purpose of writing an article or a book will not be considered. Financial support (transportation and living expenses) is provided for 4-6 week stays, as well as support for visa applications and logistics (accommodation and access to libraries).
Call for proposals: Theme call for papers: One World, One Network‽, International Communication Association, Paris, France, 26-30 May 2022. Deadline: 5 November 2021.
The ICA 2022 conference theme One World, One Network‽ invites reimagining communication scholarship on globalization and networks. The use of the interrobang glyph – a superposition of the exclamation and question punctuation marks – seeks to simultaneously celebrate and problematize the “one-ness” in the theme. The theme invites research, reflection, and critique of the “One World, One Network‽” discourse in communication studies on questions including (but not limited to) the following:
How do we theorize and model interdependent networks nested at many levels (from brain cells to societies) to better understand and enable how communicative processes and structures shape our world?
How do global networks organize and mobilize socio-political contestations online and offline?
How can networks of resistance, solidarity, and counter-power through regional formations both beyond and beneath the nation-state shape “Another World”?
How are advances in artificial intelligence, robotization, the Internet of Things, genetic engineering, and neuroscience, among others, contributing to the future trajectories of algorithmically infused societies and networks, at work and play, around the world?
How are media systems – old and new – nurturing networks of “intimate publics” and “counter publics” among communities around the globe?
How and why do some networks infiltrate mainstream media systems with disinformation, propaganda, and hate while other networks find themselves ignored, censored, or targeted?
How are networks contributing to images of the Global South produced and consumed in the Global North – and vice versa?
How do these asymmetries shape inequities in our responses to global challenges such as pandemics and sustainable development?
How can networks change the lived experiences – training, mentoring, publishing, co-authoring, and recruiting – of under-represented scholars around the world in the field of communication?
How do we square the circle of “oneness” while promoting visibility of minoritized positions?
What must we do to decolonize communication scholarship and address methodological imperialism? How do we expand the notion of “One World” to also signal, inclusively, “All Our World(s)”?
Update, Oct 7, 2021: Podcasts relating to the conference and its theme now available.
Communications Consultant (Gender and Education), UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 15 September, 2021.
Under the overall supervision of the Director of the Division for Education 2030 and the Chief of the Section of Education for Inclusion and Gender Equality, and the direct supervision of the Communication Officer on one part and the Liaison Officer for the Joint Program on the other part, the Contractor will support the digital and audio-visual communication efforts of the Section and the visibility efforts of the Joint Program (from 1 September to 30 December 2021). Among other duties, the successful candidate will help to implement the digital communication plan and update/improve it as needed based on upcoming landmarks and events, including a working list of outputs and timeline. Required qualifications include, but are not limited to, advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in communications, media/journalism, political science, social science or a related field. No less than two years of experience developing, producing, disseminating and monitoring creative communication and digital content, of which preferably one year at international level. Excellent knowledge of both English and French.
Claiming the Power of Dialogue: Toolkit for Antirumours Dialogue, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France. Published April, 2021.
Imagine you are having a conversation with your neighbours when they drop a negative comment about migration. We all face similar situations from time to time – how have you handled them?
Did you let it pass or did you speak up? Did you explain why the comment was discriminatory or hurtful? In the policy brief “Claiming the power of dialogue: Toolkit for antirumours dialogue,” strategies for face to face dialogue are presented with the aim of providing the readers with a simple toolkit to engage in active antirumours dialogue. The policy brief complements the Antirumours handbook and other antirumours materials, and is part of a series of papers and training materials developed for the Academy on Alternative Narratives and Intercultural Communication.
Grant Douglas is co-director, ICIE (IÉSEG Center for Intercultural Engagement), Lille, France.
Grant has been involved in international education and training in different capacities since 1991. Originally from Newcastle- Upon-Tyne in the North-East of England, Grant is a long-term expatriate who has lived and worked in France for over 30 years. He was in charge of the International Relations Service of different higher education institutes for 17 years. Since 2000, Grant has focused on the conception, organization and implementation of undergraduate, post-graduate and professional development study and training programmes with an international and intercultural dimension.
Grant is currently in charge of developing the intercultural communication/diversity management track at IÉSEG School of Management. He is vice-president of SIETAR France (Society for Intercultural Training, Education and Research), and a council member of IACCM (International Association of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management). Grant is also a long-standing member of the Global Community Dialogue on Leadership, Diversity and Change (GCD).
In recent years Grant’s focus has moved more from a purely international/intercultural perspective to a more broadly diversity and inclusion perspective which is reflected in his participation in projects aimed at fostering more diversity and inclusion in higher education institutes and in making them zero tolerant of physical and verbal harassment. He is currently involved in an international research project examining the International Student Experience (ISE) as well as two internal IÉSEG projects designed to increase student engagement and inclusion and eradicate verbal and physical harassment. When he is not at work, Grant likes to spend time cultivating his vegetable patch, listening to music, and following his local soccer team, LOSC.
Work for CID:
Grant Douglas serves as a reviewer for French.
Dr. Suzie Suriam Wordorfa was born in mainland France. Her roots are in Martinique, in the Caribbean. She studied French Literature, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics in Paris before getting her Ph.D. in French and Francophone Studies at the University of Montreal.
She has taught French/Francophone Language and Culture mostly at the college level for over 20 years. She lives in California with her family and chairs the French Department of a premium language institute.
Work for CID:
Suzie Suriam Wordofa translated KC33: Moral Conflict into French. She also serves as a reviewer for French.
Chief of Inclusion, Rights and Dialogue Section, Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 25 July 2021.
The Inclusion, Rights and Dialogue Section supports Member States to promote inclusive policies and actions, by countering racism and discrimination, advancing intercultural dialogue and pursuing gender equality. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences Sector (ADG/SHS), the incumbent will be responsible for the following flagship programmes and projects:
- UNESCO’s Roadmap on Anti-racism and non-discrimination, including its toolkit
- Intercultural dialogue and competencies, promoting a culture of peace
- Arts for human rights and social justice
- The promotion of gender equality and the fight against gender stereotypes
- The international coalition of inclusive and sustainable cities
- The Slave Route Project
- The right to science and scientific freedom
- Long Description
Under the overall authority and close supervision of the ADG/SHS and reporting to the Director for Policies and Programmes (DIR/PPD) on programme management issues, the incumbent will lead the design, coordination, execution and evaluation of the programme and projects for the Inclusion, Rights and Dialogue Section.
Claire Philippe, MA, is a senior lecturer in French as a Foreign Language and works at IÉSEG School of Management, Paris, France.
She teaches French at all levels and works daily in an organization that counts over 100 nationalities drawn from every continent. Before joining IESEG, Claire worked in Marketing in England and later joined a digital company operating in a multicultural context on 15 markets. Claire then decided to change professional orientation and spent time in Savannakhet, Laos, teaching French. Since then she has taught French in several companies, in Paris, working with students from different professional and cultural backgrounds.
She holds a diploma in Management from the school of Management Leonard de Vinci and a Master 2 in Language didactic from La Sorbonne. At IESEG, in addition of her lecturer position she is part of one of IÉSEG’s centers of excellence, IÉSEG Center for Intercultural Engagement (ICIE).
Work for CID:
Claire Philippe serves as a reviewer for French.
Assistant/Associate Professor in Organizational Behavior & Intercultural Management, ICN Business School, Paris, France. Deadline: 19 July 2021.
The ideal candidate for this position in ICN’s Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour Department will have teaching experience and strong research interests in such fields as organisational behaviour, intercultural management and team management. Networking experience with the corporate world would be an asset. The candidate is expected to pursue research excellence, preferably connecting to the school’s main research themes (Unesco Chair – ICN Business School)(icn-artem.com) and to teach to multiple audiences (Bachelor, Master, Executive Education) in English, on the different campuses and teaching sites of the school. The ability to teach in French will be an asset. Candidates are expected to demonstrate their willingness to innovate in the design of courses, teaching material and teaching methods.
Fellowships in 2022-2023, French Institutes for Advanced Study, Paris / Lyon / Montpellier / Marseille / Nantes, France. Deadline: 6 July 2021.
The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme offers 10-month fellowships in the five Institutes of Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier and Nantes. It welcomes applications from high-level international scholars and scientists primarily in the fields of the social sciences and the humanities (SSH). For the 2022-23 academic year, FIAS offers 28 fellowship positions: 17 in Paris, 4 in Marseille, 3 in Montpellier, and 4 in Nantes. The call is open to all disciplines in the SSH and all research fields. Research projects from other sciences that propose a transversal dialogue with SSH are also eligible. Some of the four IAS have scientific priorities they will focus on more specifically.
The Fellows will benefit from the support and conducive scientific environment offered by the IAS, in an interdisciplinary cohort of fellows and in close relation to the local research potential. The fellows will be free to organize their work and conduct research as they wish.