Migration Policy Institute 2 Job Ads: Senior Policy Analyst & Research Assistant

  1. Senior Policy Analyst – MPI Europe

The Migration Policy Institute Europe (MPI Europe) is a nonprofit, independent research institute based in Brussels, Belgium that aims to provide a better understanding of migration in Europe and thus promote evidence-based policymaking. MPI Europe provides authoritative research and practical policy design to governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders who seek more effective management of immigration, immigrant integration, and asylum systems as well as successful outcomes for newcomers, families of immigrant background, and receiving communities in Europe. MPI Europe works collaboratively with the International Programme of its sister organisation, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), based in Washington, DC.

MPI Europe seeks a highly motivated Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst to join its dynamic Brussels team. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional writing, editing, and analytical skills and a thorough understanding of European policy frameworks and systems to manage immigration and asylum. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 14 April 2017

2. Research Assistant, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank dedicated to the study of national and international migration policies, seeks an exceptional individual to work in its National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP) in Washington, DC. The Research Assistant’s primary responsibilities will be to assist with qualitative and quantitative research and provide programmatic support in several areas of NCIIP’s work. These include, but are not limited to, the ability of adult English/basic education, workforce training, and postsecondary education systems to support the successful integration of first- and second-generation immigrants and refugees.

This position is available immediately. Applications are due by close of business on April 21, 2017.

[For details, follow the links provided]

CFP Middle East Dialogue 2017 (Washington, DC)

Call for Proposals Now Open:
Middle East Dialogue 2017: A New Collective Vision
Friday, March 10, 2017
Held at the historic Whittemore House, Washington DC
RSVP
Call for Proposals – 2017
Middle East Dialogue 2017 Preliminary program 

The Middle East Dialogue is for policy makers, scholars, business and social leaders, to discuss current issues. Its purpose is to promote multidisciplinary conversation about topics that include, but are not limited to education initiatives, social, economic and political reforms, nuclear proliferation, interfaith dialogue, women’s gains and challenges, peace initiatives, and potential areas of conflict. We welcome a spectrum of political and religious persuasions to discuss issues in a spirit of tolerance and free discourse.

The early conference registration fee for speakers is $200 and $250 for conference attendees, due by February 28th, unless previous arrangements have been made*. Late registration fee will be $300 payable and mailed to:
Policy Studies Organization
1527 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
* Arrangements can be made to waive the registration fee on a case by case basis. For more information, please contact Development and Programs Associate, Roza Kessaci. Continuous refreshments, breakfast, and lunch, will be available for all those in attendance. There is no fee for students and guests of the PSO and its sponsors.

The Forum is co-chaired by Prof. Mohammed M. Aman of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Editor-in-Chief of Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES),and Prof. Paul Rich, President of the Policy Studies Organization. It is sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization, The University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeAmerican Public UniversityDOMES, the Next Century Foundation, and the Capital Communications Group. Other sponsors are invited and will be added.

LINKS:
Call for Proposals – MED2017
Final Program – MED2016

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (Washington, DC)

The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships is seeking doctoral level social scientists for a one year public service and professional development opportunity at the intersection of science and policy in Washington, DC. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in all three branches of the federal government to gain a stronger understanding of science and policy and are prepared to develop and execute solutions to address today’s most challenging societal issues.

Click here to read how alumnus fellow Kevin Foster, PhD Anthropology, Executive Branch Fellow at the National Science Foundation, and now Associate Professor at University of Texas, Austin, applied his fellowship experience to his career in academia.

Application deadline for the 2016-17 fellowship year is November 1, 2015.

Join us for a video chat on Thursday, August 20 with current fellows to hear how they’ve incorporated their background in the social sciences to policy.

To learn more about the chat and RSVP click here.

CFP New Media, Old Money: Digital Technology, Social Media & the New Challenges to Campaigning and Democracy

New Media, Old Money: Digital Technology, Social Media and the New Challenges to Campaigning and Democracy
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 17, 2015.

A by-invitation experts’ workshop to be held at The Embassy of Switzerland in the United States of America Washington, DC, September 27-29, 2015.

Electronic media have played a central role in politics almost since their introduction. The role of media in election campaigns is often seen as the origin of media and communication studies. The variety of political systems worldwide, the wide range of media systems that operate within them, and the extensive array of regulatory schemes that govern this association raise thought provoking questions about the role of media in democracy. The media-politics-capital triad has raised concerns about the effect of money on the health and fairness of political and media structures. The use of digital technologies and collaborative media has now become a critical part of these complex relationships.

Increasingly, political campaigns are built around digital strategies rather than on traditional broadcast ad buys. The internet offers many additional groups cheap access to the public sphere and new possibilities for information and discussion. Accordingly, much of the most “impactful” money is spent “online,” calling on expertise in building networks, conversations and communities using social networking platforms, combined with applications designed to amplify messaging as well as volunteers and users generating their own content. In addition, the ability to find, analyze and apply personal information from “big data” is becoming more important than market research and the focus has shifted to the development of comprehensive social media strategies for young, ethnic, gendered and special interest groups. Finally, legacy media and their traditional business models are affected by change as well, raising questions about implications of the internet for journalism and democracy.

As a result, any current understanding of campaign spending and political communication must incorporate not just traditional advertising, but equally spending on internet and social networking platforms and the use of information technologies to identify and reach voters through multiple platforms. The same “Old Money” is being used to try to gain influence, but new media offer new approaches both to enhance and conceal its effects. Moreover, the same media brands with the same powerful owners prevail online as well.

The Institute for Information Policy at Penn State, the Department of Communication and Media Research DCM at the University of Fribourg and the Journal of Information Policy, are pleased to announce this call for paper proposals. Authors of selected papers will be invited to present them during a two day (September 28th and 29th, 2015) by-invitation workshop designed to bring together up to a dozen American and international experts and to be held at the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, DC. The workshop will open with a reception on September 27th. Presenters at the workshop will be invited to submit their
completed papers for review by the Journal of Information Policy. By focusing on the media-politics-capital triad, and taking place a year before the presidential elections in the US and only weeks before the national elections in Switzerland, the workshop is ideally suited to provide important insights not only for scholarly research but also for policy-makers in both countries.

Invited topics include, but are not limited to:
–       The role of media in election and referendum campaigns
–       The (democratic) need for regulation of media and campaigns
–       The role of money in campaigning and political communication
–       The role of money in media policy and regulation
–       Commercialization of the media and its effect on political coverage
–       Ownership structures of new and old media and their implications for democracy, political communication and media policy
–       Changes of political communication and journalism due to digitization
–       The strategic use of social media by political actors
–       Comparative studies of media regulation, political communication and campaigns
–       New metrics for campaign expenditures in the digital age
–       Political campaign money spending in online campaigns
–       Limitations on campaign spending
–       Limitations on contributions; on sources of contributions; requirements for disclosure; regulation of spending by advocacy groups; by political parties; and by individuals
–       The challenge of diversity of views and voices in the digital age
–       Applying broadcast political speech rules be applied on the Internet
–       Should social media, blogs, listserves and websites be subject to political speech rules?
–       How have the larger changes in the economics of media affected political news and commentary?

Abstracts of up to 500 words and a short bio of the author(s) should be submitted via email by July 17, 2015. Please write “IIPFUWS: Your Last Name” in the subject line.

Accepted presenters will be notified by July 31, 2015.

AICGS Visiting Fellowship Program (German Studies in DC)

AICGS applications for in-residence Visiting Fellows

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) Visiting Fellows Program is designed to provide scholars and specialists with a base while conducting their research in Washington, DC. Visiting Fellows should be working on issues related to the AICGS mission, which is to strengthen the German-American relationship in an evolving Europe and changing world. Visiting Fellows must be self-financed and can be in-residence at AICGS for anywhere between one month to one year. Applications are accepted year round.

Visiting Fellows’ research projects should fit under one or more of the Institute’s three research and programming areas:
*Business and Economics
*Foreign and Domestic Policy
*Society, Culture & Politics

Within these three program areas, AICGS focuses on specific projects that address emerging issues relevant to a changing transatlantic relationship. Visiting Fellows who are working on similar issues may benefit particularly from a research stay at AICGS. The Program, however, accepts fellows working on a variety of issues.

With its location in Washington, DC, providing access to policymakers, universities, think tanks, and the Library of Congress as well as other resources, AICGS offers the ideal location for researchers. AICGS has a wide network of academics and policymakers and its professional staff and fellows provide in-house expertise. AICGS Visiting Fellows are an integral part of the AICGS community and are encouraged to participate in AICGS projects and events and contribute to the Institute’s targeted analysis newsletter, The AICGS Advisor. Depending on the quality of the Visiting Fellows’ research results and the nature of the project, AICGS will provide opportunities for public presentations to the broader Washington policy and academic communities.

The Visiting Fellows Program is open to all nationalities. Fellows are responsible for their own travel and living costs while in Washington, DC. In addition, Visiting Fellows must cover the use of office space at AICGS and incidentals, such as phone/supplies/postage. Foreign nationals must be eligible to travel to the U.S.

Qualifications
Applicants must have at least a Master’s Degree and be working on issues related to the German-American relationship.

Application Procedure
There is no formal application form. To apply for the AICGS Visiting Fellowship Program, please submit the following materials:
*A brief cover letter
*A curriculum vitae, with a list of publications (if relevant)
*A project proposal (5-7 pages, double-spaced) outlining in clear, concise terms the substantive thrust of the research and its relevance to the AICGS mission, and the reasons for carrying it out at AICGS
*One letter of reference (for graduate students and recent PhDs (received in the last five years) only).

Application Deadlines: None

Visa Requirements
Visiting Fellows who are conducting their own research and are self-financed can travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program (country-specific restrictions apply) for up to 90 days, provided they possess an e-passport and an approved authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Visiting Fellows who are staying longer than 90 days or cannot travel under the Visa Waiver Program need a non-immigrant visa to travel to the U.S.: B-1 (Business Visitor Visa) or J-1 visa (Exchange Visitor Visa). AICGS will provide information about and assistance with obtaining a visa.

Please send all application materials to the following address:
AICGS Visiting Fellowship Program
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
1755 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

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Cross-Cultural Communication in Fragile States

USIP logoCross-Cultural Communication in Fragile States

Event Location
U.S. Institute of Peace

2301 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC
Start Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 – 9:00am
End Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013 – 5:00pm

How often have we heard the refrain, “We failed to understand the culture”? Most professionals are not prepared to operate in an environment of sudden stress, to remember key cultural lessons while under pressure. Participants will practice “reframing solutions” as they respond to differences in high and low context communication styles, individual versus collective organization, power distance, and temporal orientation.

Instructor: Peter Weinberger

Time and time again, we have heard the refrain about work in fragile states, “We failed to understand the culture.”  Most pre-deployment briefings do not prepare professionals to operate in an environment of sudden stress, to remember key cultural lessons while under pressure.

This course shows how to reframe solutions, to deal with local peoples respectfully while addressing functional problems on the ground. Learn and practice differences in high‐ and low‐context communication styles, individual versus collective organization, power distance, and temporal orientation.

CFP I remember NCA…

Request for Proposals
I REMEMBER…. NCA Centennial Video Project

The National Communication Association (NCA), with 8,000 members is the largest communication association worldwide representing communication professors, students and professionals.  NCA is 100 years old in 2014 and Communication students, classes, or student organizations are invited to submit a proposal to record memories of past NCA conventions at the 2013 NCA Convention in Washington DC and produce a video for display at the 2104 Centennial NCA in Chicago, IL.  Applications are due by September 2, 2013.

Project specifications:  Individual interviews are to be conducted by “roving” videographers at the 2013 NCA Convention in Washington, DC, screened for appropriate content, representation of diversity and edited into a looping video that may be displayed at the 2014 Centennial NCA Convention in Chicago, IL pending approval by the NCA Centennial Planning Committee.  Videographers will also be responsible for collecting informed consent signatures at the time of the interview.  The video should capture a diversity of voices and memories including but not limited to: “What was your most memorable experience at an NCA convention? What experience at an NCA convention/conference had the most impact on your career development? What would you tell a junior colleague about your experiences in NCA?”  The planners will work with the students and NCA National Office to find a prime location from which to record interviews.

Eligibility:  Applicants must 1) be current communication undergraduate or graduate students who have a knowledge of video production, 2) have access to appropriate recording and editing equipment that you can bring with you, 3) have at least two members of the team in attendance at the 2013, November 21-24 National Communication Association Conference in Washington DC, 4) complete an approximately 30 minute edited, video by March 30, 2014, and 5) have a faculty sponsor to oversee the project at the convention and in post-production.

Compensation:  Reimbursement for editing and production costs, travel, hotel accommodations, and student registration for up to four students for the 2013 NCA Convention not to exceed a total of $5,000.

Applications should be submitted to Paaige K. Turner at turnerp AT slu.edu by September 2, 2013.  Award to be made by September 16, 2013.

1)     Applicant Information
a.      Name of Institution
b.     Name of student organization or course (if relevant)
c.      Names of individual students including contact information and relevant education/experience;  identify primary contact
2)     Statement of Interest
a.      Rationale for completing the project and attending the NCA convention.
b.     Project management plan (how would work be accomplished)
c.      Description of available video, audio and editing technology or resources
d.     Interview protocol including key questions and demographics
3)     Statement of support and commitment by Faculty Sponsor (including name, title, contact information)
4)     Budget for student travel and expenses (travel costs, hotel accommodations, and student registration for up to four students)
5)     Other information as desired

Paaige K. Turner, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Communication
Saint Louis University
3733 W. Pine Mall Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63109

IICD NCA CFP

International and Intercultural Communication Division
National Communication Association
Call for Papers

The International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association is ready to receive submissions relevant to communication in cultural, intercultural, or international contexts. Three kinds of submissions will be considered: (1) individual papers, (2) paper sessions, and (3) panel discussions on international and intercultural communication topics. The theme for the 2013 Annual Convention in Washington, DC is “Connections,” which invites us to explore communication and connections/disconnections of people, ideas, disciplines, units, and institutions that empower and constrain us. Papers, sessions, and panels that address and develop the convention theme as it relates to cultural issues are strongly encouraged. The deadline for submission of all materials is Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST). All submissions must be made via NCA Submission Central, which opens on January 14. Emailed or mailed submissions will not be accepted. For a definition of submission types, please refer to the step-by-step “How to Submit” Instructions provided in the Convention Resource Library.

The following are the specific requirements for each submission category:

1. Individual Papers: Individual paper submissions should include a 100-word abstract and are limited to 25 pages of text. (Appendix, references, and tables are not counted within the 25-page limit.) Longer papers must be edited to meet the 25-page requirement. Only complete papers will be considered for this category. Individual paper submissions should NOT contain identifying information (author name, university affiliation). We follow a blind review process. Please indicate on the electronic submission forms whether you want your individual paper submission to be considered as a student paper selection or for the Scholar-to-Scholar sessions. Student papers should be clearly marked as such to be eligible for top student honors in the division as well as the Donald P. Cushman Award for top student paper in NCA. To be eligible for either award, ALL authors must be students. Only one paper per author will be accepted, with one additional co-authored paper permitted for the division; if two sole-authored papers are submitted, the highest ranking will be accepted. The same paper may not be submitted to more than one division. Submissions should be original work, by the authors named, not previously presented at this or other conferences, and not previously published.

2. Paper Sessions: Submissions must include (a) a session title, (b) presenters, a session chair, and a respondent, (c) a general description of the session theme, (d) a statement of the rationale, and (e) titles and abstracts of the individual papers.

3. Panel Discussions: Submissions must include (a) a panel title, (b) the name and affiliation of each presenter, (c) a session chair, (d) a panel description, (e) a rationale outlining the importance of the submission.

All submitters are encouraged to review the NCA Professional Standards for Convention Participants prior to submission. Again, all materials must be submitted online through NCA Submission Central. Proposals for special programming (Connections within Communication, Connections to the Community, and DC Connections), GIFTS (Great Ideas for Teaching Students), preconferences, Roundtable on Research in Progress, seminars, and short courses should be submitted directly to program planners for those areas. All submissions MUST list any A/V requirements at the time of submission. No program should consist of members from only one institution. Check your email address listed in NCA Submission Central before or after submission as all correspondence goes there. Deadline: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Contact: Yoshitaka Miike, Vice Chair of the NCA IIC Division and division organizer for Washington, DC, Department of Communication, Humanities Division, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, 200 West Kawili Street, Hilo, HI 96720-4091, Phone: (808) 974-7780, Email: ymiike AT hawaii.edu.

Building bridges through intergroup dialogue

The Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding is offering a practical one-week course for peacebuilding practitioners and educators. Building Bridges through Intergroup Dialogue will be held Feb 25-March 1, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Many peacebuilders will find themselves engaging with groups who have strained relationships. Intergroup Dialogue is a creative tool practitioners can use to engage alienated groups in safe conversation about their identities with the goal of improving understanding, dismantling perceptions of the “other,” and creating alliances that can help pave the way to greater intergroup cooperation, peaceful coexistence, and equality.

In this course, participants will learn the principles and practice of Intergroup Dialogue through participation in a multiple-session, identity-based dialogue facilitated by the instructors. In addition, participants will learn the fundamentals of facilitating Intergroup Dialogue through presentations by expert dialogue practitioners, course readings, and exercises designed to build facilitation skills.

Course Requirements: Participants are expected to attend the full five days of the course and should be prepared to actively participate in six to seven two-hour dialogue sessions over the length of the course. The topic of the dialogue will depend on the make-up of the participants but will center on experiences of identity (race, ethnicity, nationality, profession, gender, political affiliation, etc.).  Participants will be expected to share and reflect on their own experiences of identity in personal and/or professional life.

The Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding is the education and training arm of the United States Institute of Peace.

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CFP Middle East Dialogue

Call for Proposals:
Middle East Dialogue 2013- New Directions in the Middle East

The Policy Studies Organization (PSO) invites proposals for the Middle East Dialogue 2013 focused on new directions in the Middle East. The Dialogue will be held at the Whittemore House in Washington, DC on Thursday, February 21, 2013. The purpose of the conference is to promote dialogue about current policy concerns and to provide a civil space for discussion across the religious and political spectrum.

We encourage proposals to be sent in before our early deadline of September 15, 2012 for priority consideration to PSO executive director Daniel Gutierrez-Sandoval at dgutierrezs@ipsonet.org. For more information, visit our website.

The Policy Studies Organization publishes 11 journals and 3 book series. We promote discussion of policy concerns and further research and dissemination of policy scholarship.

Dana Kauffman
Policy Studies Organization
Communications Director
1527 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-349-9284
Fax: 202-483-2657
http://www.ipsonet.org