Milton Wolf Seminar on Media & Diplomacy (Austria)

Call for Applications: 2017 Milton Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy
“The Marshall Plan and the Yearning for Transformative Visions”
April 25 – 27, 2017
Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria

Initiated in 2001, the annual Milton Wolf Seminar in Vienna, Austria explores cutting edge issues related to media and diplomacy. It is designed to bring together a diverse group of individuals representing multiple perspectives and nationalities. Attendees include: diplomats, journalists, academics, NGO professionals, and graduate students.

Each year the seminar organizers select approximately 5-10 outstanding advanced MA candidates, PhD students, postdoctoral students, law students, or equivalents studying areas related to the seminar theme to serve as Emerging Scholar Fellows. Selected Fellows receive economy class airfare, accommodation, and a food and local travel stipend, which covers all costs of attending the Seminar. In exchange for full funding, Emerging Scholars attend all seminar discussions and events and serve as a part of the rapporteur team for the event, authoring a 2000-word blog piece documenting and analyzing the seminar discussions.

To apply for the 2017 Emerging Scholars Program, please send your CV, a completed application form, and a cover letter outlining how your areas of research, your methodologies, your regional interests, can be reimagined or enriched through reflections on the history, framing, legacy, or study of the Marshall Plan to Amelia Arsenault by February 15, 2017.

Milton Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy (Vienna)

Graduate Students Invited to Apply
2016 Milton Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy Emerging Scholars Program

Initiated in 2001, the annual Milton Wolf Seminar in Vienna, Austria explores cutting edge issues related to media and diplomacy. It is designed to bring together a diverse group of individuals representing multiple perspectives and nationalities. Attendees include: diplomats, journalists, academics, NGO professionals, and graduate students. The 2016 Seminar will take place from April 4-6 and explore the theme: “The Paris Effect: Journalism, Diplomacy, and Information Controls.”

Each year the seminar organizers select approximately 5-10 outstanding advanced MA candidates, PhD students, post doctoral students, law students, or equivalents studying areas related to the seminar theme to serve as Emerging Scholar Fellows. Selected Fellows receive economy class airfare, accommodation, and a food and local travel stipend, which covers all costs of attending the Seminar. In exchange for full funding,
Emerging Scholars attend all seminar discussions and events and serve as a member of our blogging team and author a 2000-word blog post documenting and analyzing the seminar discussions.

To apply for the 2016 Emerging Scholars Program, please send your CV, a cover letter outlining your interest in the 2016 seminar topic, and a completed application form to Amelia Arsenault by January 25, 2016.

CFP ALA 2016: Languages for Life: Educational, Professional & Social Contexts (Vienna)

Call for papers
Association for Language Awareness
13th International Language Awareness Conference (ALA 2016)
Languages for Life: Educational, Professional and Social Contexts

WU Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
July 19-22, 2016
Submission deadline: 15 November 2015

Conference Themes
• LALT: Language Awareness in Language Learning and Language Teaching
• LAWB: Language Awareness in the Workplace and Business
• LAMA: Language Awareness and Awareness of (New/Social) Media
• LICA: Language Awareness, Culture/Intercultural Awareness, Communication Awareness
• CLA: Critical Language Awareness
• LAAV: Awareness and Attitudes concerning languages and their different varieties

For further inquiries you can contact us by email.

Confirmed plenary speakers
Veronika Koller (Lancaster University)
Almut Köster (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Aneta Pavlenko (Temple University)
Dennis Preston (Oklahoma State University) (Eric Hawkins Lecture)

Submission guidelines
Abstracts must be submitted online and may not exceed 300 words (excluding references). Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts if at least one of these is co-authored. The abstracts will be reviewed anonymously and notification of acceptance will be sent at the beginning of 2016. General registration will open in December 2015.

The language of the conference is predominantly English, but contributions in other languages will also be considered. In such case, PowerPoint or other visual materials should be in English or bilingual. Please choose the language which best suits your needs as well as those of your audience. (The abstracts, however, are supposed to be in English. But indicate the title also in the language planned for your presentation.)

Academic programme
The conference will consist of
–      full paper presentations (20 minutes, 10 minutes Q&A)
–      special symposia and panel discussions in cooperation with AILA/Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée (Research Networks “Research Cultures in Applied Linguistics” and “Folk Linguistics”; VERBAL/Austrian Association of Applied Linguistics)
–      a poster slam/poster presentations (A0, portrait format)
–      a workshop for PhD students / young scholars

PhD students and early career researchers are encouraged to send in abstracts as they may qualify for an ALA conference scholarship. More information will be made available on the website.

Conference venue
ALA 2016 will be held at the WU, one of the major business universities of Europe. The new campus of the WU, completed in 2013, sets new standards with regard to the construction of universities. It lies at the heart of Vienna and is easily accessible by public transport. The campus’ modern architecture and numerous convenient facilities make this an attractive area to explore, while the ‘Prater’-Park adjacent to the campus affords the opportunity to relax and unwind. Further information about the venue, travel arrangements and accommodation is available on the conference website.

ALA membership
If you are not yet a member of the Association for Language Awareness (ALA), we strongly recommend that you join now. ALA members will be charged a lower conference fee and will receive the official journal Language Awareness (four issues per year).

CFP Sociology of Communication, Knowledge & Culture (Austria)

Call for Papers
Research Committee on Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture (Rc14)
3rd ISA Forum of Sociology
July 10-14, 2016 (Vienna, Austria)

The abstract (300 words) must be submitted in English, French or Spanish.

Program Coordinators
Christiana CONSTANTOPOULOU, Panteion University, Greece,
Luc BONNEVILLE, Ottawa University, Canada,

Call for Abstracts 
14 April 2015 – 30 September 2015 24:00 GMT

Anyone interested in presenting a paper should submit an abstract on-line to a chosen session of RC/WG/TG.

Webster University – Vienna job ad

Director at Webster University – Vienna

Webster University, a private, nonprofit university with its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., seeks an experienced, dynamic, and collaborative leader to serve as director of its Vienna, Austria campus.  Nominations and applications are invited.

Founded in 1915, Webster University is the only Tier 1, private, nonprofit university with campus locations around the world.  Webster University – Vienna was established in 1981, the second international campus in Webster’s network of campuses.  Today, Webster has U.S.-style campuses in Geneva, Switzerland; Leiden, the Netherlands; Vienna, Austria; London, United Kingdom; Bangkok and Cha-am/Hua Hin, Thailand; and Accra, Ghana.  Graduate programs are also offered in Shanghai, Chengdu, and Beijing, China.  The newest international location, in Athens, Greece, has launched with study abroad programs.

Webster University – Vienna, in addition to its U.S. accreditation, is also accredited as an Austrian private university.  The campus is home to approximately 600 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 90 countries and host to several study abroad students each term. Undergraduate students choose from five majors from Webster University’s colleges/schools of arts and sciences, business, and communications. Undergraduate certificates are also offered, in subjects such as Digital Media – Design & Production, Entrepreneurship, and Web Site Design.  The Webster Scholars Program provides challenging curriculum for gifted students.  Graduate offerings include programs in business, finance, international relations, marketing, and psychology.

In September 2014, Webster University – Vienna relocated to its new home, the Palais Wenkheim, near the Danube Channel.  Constructed in 1826, the five-story building houses 17 classrooms, as well as library facilities, computer labs, student services and administrative and faculty offices.

The director of Webster University – Vienna serves as the senior executive officer of the Vienna campus, providing overall leadership and strategic direction aligned with the university’s mission and vision and the directives of the Office of the Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of International Programs, the director of Webster University – Vienna is responsible for external outreach, enrollment enhancement, fiscal management, administration, personnel, facilities, planning, services, and activities for the Vienna campus.

Webster University – Vienna is poised for growth and excellence, and the director will play a vital role in leading the campus to grow enrollment and reach the next level of academic and operational excellence.  He/she will develop and foster relationships with the business, government, and not-for-profit communities to enhance recognition of Webster University, its students and programs.  He/she will work with internal and external constituencies, interacting with faculty, staff, students, and alumni, to champion the institution’s mission to transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.  The director will collaborate and work closely with Webster University’s other international campus directors, the deans of Webster University’s five colleges and schools, senior staff of the Office of the Provost, and the leadership of the offices of Global Marketing & Communications, Information Technology, and Alumni & Development.

The director will possess the following professional and personal attributes:
– Terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., J.D., other doctorate); master’s degree with significant experience and proven organizational leadership will be considered
– Ability to provide strategic vision and inspiration for Webster University – Vienna and to engage constituents in the development and achievement of shared goals
– Ability to cultivate and maintain supportive external relationships with alumni and donors; the business, government, and nonprofit communities; industry partners; and the various constituents of Webster University – Vienna
– Ability to work collaboratively on common strategic goals with academic and administrative leaders from around the Webster network, including directors of the other international campuses, the deans of the schools and colleges, the Office of the Provost, and other primary offices at the main campus in St. Louis
– Knowledge of and experience in European, U.S. and Austrian academic leadership; familiarity with or willingness to become familiar with shared governance, accreditation processes, and higher education law and policy
– Commitment to high quality, innovative, U.S.-style student-centered  learning and to providing students with transformative education for individual excellence and global citizenship
– Commitment to diversity and inclusion and demonstrated ability to work successfully in a diverse, multi-cultural, complex international  organization
– Excellent communication skills, including public speaking, persuasive speaking and presentation skills; ability to advocate for Webster University, its students, and programs
– Fluency in English and German

Applicants must possess or be able to obtain employment credentials required to work in Austria.

Applications and Nominations:  Applicants should send 1) a letter of interest which addresses the required qualifications; 2) an expanded résumé or curriculum vitae; and 3) names of three professional references to Vienna Director Search, or Vienna Director Search, Office of Human Resources, Webster University, 470 East Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, Missouri, 63119-3194, U.S.A.  Nominations may be sent to the same addresses.

Review of applications will begin February 9, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Starting Date:  June 2015 or as mutually agreed.

Webster University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer.  We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff of the highest caliber.  We strongly encourage applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, and/or veteran status.

Milton Wolf Seminar: Triumphs and Tragedies: Media and Global Events in 2014 (Austria)

The 2015 Milton Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy Emerging Scholar Fellowship Program for Graduate Students
Triumphs and Tragedies: Media and Global Events in 2014
Vienna, Austria,
April 19-April 21, 2015

We are currently accepting applications from doctoral students, post doctoral students, advanced MA and JD candidates, and other emerging scholar equivalents interested in attending the 2015 Milton Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy. Selected applicants will receive full funding to attend the 2015 Seminar in Vienna. The application process is simple.  To apply for consideration, please submit your CV and a short letter of interest outlining how the 2015 Seminar themes fit your professional and research interests by February 21, 2015.

About the 2015 Milton Wolf Seminar:
This is the sixth year in a row that the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication is co-organizing the Milton Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy with the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna and the American Austrian Foundation. The 2015 Seminar will examine the historical continuities and potential paradigm shifts in strategic communication and the role of the media surrounding recent foreign policy events. Panels will feature academics and stakeholders including diplomats, journalists, activists, and non-traditional media actors invested in shaping these event narratives and outcomes.

Questions that will guide the 2015 seminar discussion include:
– To what extent is the proliferation of new communication technologies and corresponding changes in media flows challenging the role of diplomats, journalists, and activists in shaping international understanding of world events?
– How are new techniques upending or reinforcing images of authority surrounding diplomacy?
– How do informational strategies challenge geopolitical power asymmetries?
– What has been the roll of non-traditional media and communications actors in shaping these global events?

In order to encourage an open exchange of ideas, seminar attendance is limited only to invited participants and students.

How to Apply for the 2015 Emerging Scholars Fellowship Program:
In order to maximize opportunities for students and enrich the discussions, each year the seminar organizers select 5-8 outstanding PhD students, post doctoral students, advanced MA Candidates, law students, or emerging scholar equivalents who are working in areas related to the seminar theme to serve as Milton Wolf Emerging Scholar Fellows. Fellows receive full funding to attend the Seminar in Vienna, Austria.  In exchange for full funding, Emerging Scholars are expected to attend the full seminar and all events and to author a 2000-word blog post relating to the 2015 seminar discussions. These pieces are then collected in a Seminar Compendium and published on the CGCS website. To be considered, please send your cv and a brief cover letter outlining your interests in the seminar topic to Amelia Arsenault by February 21, 2014.

2014 EURIAS fellowships

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Brussels, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar, Zürich. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars.

EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences. The diversity of the 16 participating IAS offers a wide range of possible research contexts in Europe for worldwide scholars. Applicants may select up to three IAS outside their country of nationality or residence as possible host institutions.

The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars as well as from leading senior researchers. The EURIAS selection process has proven to be highly competitive. To match the Programme standards, applicants have to submit a solid and innovative research proposal, to demonstrate the ability to forge beyond disciplinary specialisation, to show an international commitment as well as quality publications in high-impact venues.

For the 2014-2015 academic year, EURIAS offers 39 fellowships (20 junior and 19 senior positions).

All IAS have agreed on common standards, including the provision of a living allowance (in the range of € 26,000 for a junior fellow and € 38,000 for a senior fellow), accommodation (or a mobility allowance), a research budget, plus coverage of travel expenses.

– Applications are submitted online (, where you will find detailed information regarding the content of the application, eligibility criteria, selection procedure.
The deadline for applications is July 5th, 2013. Late applications will not be considered.


– Scientific assessment by two international referees
– Pre-selection by the EURIAS international Scientific Committee
– Final selection by the IAS Academic Boards
– Publication of results: January 2014

For further information on the Programme, please consult our website.
For further information on the IAS and their specific working conditions, see here.



KAICIID Fellows Programme

In 2013, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, in Vienna, Austria, will launch an international fellowship project. The “KAICIID Fellows” will be people who are planning to become religious functionaries and educators. The programme will run 2-4 times a year, where a Jury, chosen from the Centre’s Advisory Forum, will select five “Fellows” among applicants from the five major world religions. Coming from different regions and different faiths, these students will spend one to four months working and studying together in Vienna to deepen their knowledge about each others’ religions and to strengthen their commitment to interreligious dialogue. As potential future leaders within their respective religious communities, it is hoped that they will become multipliers of KAICIID’s mission for interreligious dialogue once they are back home.

During their stay in Vienna, they will have the possibility to work on their own research project, but they will also be given the opportunity to learn about other religions, both within their own group and by visiting university classes.

The “Fellows” will also contribute to and actively participate in KAICIID‘s activities, thus enhancing their interreligious insight, organisational competence and future leadership presence and impact. Instead of a final report, each participant will be asked to write a book chapter about her or his personal interreligious learning at KAICIID.

*Engage students from different faiths, cultures and regions in interreligious dialogue on neutral ground;
*Facilitate a deep, long-lasting dialogue encounter;
*Give future religious leaders the tools, experience, networks and knowledge to pursue interreligious dialogue in their profession;
*Provide KAICIID with young people from different religious backgrounds who will actively participate and contribute to the Centre’s activities and programmes.

KAICIID will also provide a platform for alumni activities for its former “Fellows” to enable them to stay in contact and to reach out to further potential candidates for the programme.

Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue Academy

International Summer Academy on Peacebuilding & Intercultural Dialogue
1-11 September 2013, Vienna, Austria

Project Introduction

Institute for Peace and Dialogue is very glad to call interested participants for its first International Summer Academy in Peacebulding & Intercultural Dialogue, which is going to be held in the middle of Europe, Vienna. Its image as one of the most favourable places for travelling, has made it more interesting to offer an exited and comprehensive programme for our participants. We offer you a 11 day training, with a professional education from our excellent experts, who are professionals with many years of experience in peace and conflict studies.

Nowadays unfortunately several frozen or ongoing conflicts between or within states still exist. Conflicts are different and if we can look to the world mankind facing with many new challenges, but on the same time with new dangerous situations: terrorist acts, non-legal arming of conflict sides, redetermination of borders, establishing new countries in the world map, non-providing territorial integrity, trafficking of arm, drug and human; disputes on implementation of transnational energy projects, democratization and false elections, revolution and internal political conflicts, armed guerilla movements, violation and discrimination by nationalists, world economical crisis, climate change and unsafely biodiversity etc. Conflicts are related and integral part of human beings, as conflicts cause unrespect to human rights, violation and clash of rights.

Existing conflicts weaken every kind of cooperation between nations and states. Without mutual cooperation and understanding, the future prosperity of the region would remain only as a good dream. Taking into consideration of all the mentioned useful thoughts above, we can make a decision on the strict belief, that opportunities for solving conflicts are feasible. Because in every conflict situation and tension forms we consequently face with the below mentioned common situations:

1. Desperate situation and non-solving problems are not eternal;
2. It’s possible to make common decision which both sides;
3. We can find common values, traditions and similar situations among conflict parties;
4. Protracted conflicts on the same time endanger regional development and prosperity;
5. Any mediation and negotiation actions are better than nothing.

The main goal of the summer academy is to support institutional academic peace education and strengthen peacebuilding skills and intercultural dialogue of international society.


Center Interreligious/Intercultural Dialogue job ad

The King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue is a new international organization being established in Vienna to promote dialogue between religions and cultures, thus fostering understanding and cooperation, promoting justice, peace and reconciliation, and counteracting the abuse of religion as a means to justify oppression, violence and conflict.

The Center is seeking to appoint the following key members of its Senior Management Team, to be based in Vienna:
*Director of Programs
*Director of Research
*Director of Communications & PR
*Director of Human Resources

Candidates will combine functional competence with relevant experience, preferably in the area of interreligious and intercultural dialogue. The right candidates will be strategic, collaborative, culturally sensitive, convincing communicators, hands-on and display a passion for the organization’s mission. Candidates will need to be fluent in English and preferably at least one other official UN language. Compensation for all positions will be equivalent to United Nations D-1 salary level.

Applications must be submitted no later than 15 September 2012 to:
C/o Dr. Markus Schwarz at
Egon Zehnder
International Bauernmarkt 2
A-1010 Vienna, Austria

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