Friday, February 12, 2016

UMN Grand Challenges conference March 31

March 31 - Meeting Society's Grand Challenges conference

The Meeting Society's Grand Challenges Through Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning conference will showcase the University's most innovative engagement practices and offer a chance for faculty, staff, students, and community partners to learn about community-engaged research, teaching, and outreach initiatives through more than 100 presentations delivered in a variety of formats. The daylong conference at The Commons Hotel concludes with a call to action in a special public engagement edition of Thursdays at Four, the Institute for Advanced Study's weekly discussion series.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Senior Programme Design

Senior Programme Design and Assessment Officer – Eurasia Programme

Salary: £37,526 per annum, plus excellent benefits
Based: London

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic person to join our Eurasia Programme which works across the Caucasus, Central Asia and, since 2015, Ukraine. The programme works with people affected by conflict to challenge attitudes and foster peace across the conflict divides.

You will be responsible for providing leadership within the Eurasia Programme to design high quality strategies, innovative programmes and projects, secure funding, and improve existing programmes through monitoring and evaluation, allowing impacts to be easily communicated. You will support renewal and growth of our existing programmes and help to initiate and design new business.

You will be adaptable, creative and innovative, tailoring your approach to the specific characteristics of each opportunity. You are knowledgeable about peacebuilding and international development; possess excellent writing skills, pay attention to detail and have a flair for grasping key ideas and actions through a combination of desk research and consultation with colleagues and partners. You will also have worked in the field, thus drawing on personal implementation and monitoring and evaluation experiences in designing new projects.

In turn Alert will offer you the exciting opportunity to be involved with developing and expanding our programming in the region and be part of a team of peers working to strengthen the quality and impact of our peacebuilding.

Note: The above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements and an application pack (the person specification section of which will form the basis of short-listing), please visit http://www.international-alert.org/jobs. In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for. To apply, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to jobs@international-alert.org , both of which can be found under ‘Downloads’.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

As it is unlikely that we will be able to obtain a Work Permit for this role, all job applicants must already have the right to work in the UK.

Closing date: Monday 7th March 2016.

www.international-alert.org

Crossposted from PCDN

Feb 26 Forum on Ethical Issues in African Health Care

2.26.16 ~ Noon-2p ~ 2-101 Nils Hasselmo Hall

Forum on Ethical Issues in African Health Care

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Hosted by the Center for Bioethics and co-sponsored by African Studies Initiative, the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility, ICGC, IGS, the Working Group on Heath Disparities, the School of Public Health, and the Departments of African American and African Studies and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Humphrey School welcomes Carnegie Scholar Souag

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is pleased to welcome Ali Souag as a visiting scholar for the 2016 Spring term. Mr. Souag has been awarded the Andrew Carnegie Centennial Fellowship in Support of Visiting Scholars in the Social Sciences from Arab Universities at Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. He will work together with Humphrey School Prof. Ragui Assaad on his project.

Ali Souag is Lecturer at the University of Mascara and researcher at the Research Centre in Applied Economic for Development (CREAD), Division of Human Development and Social Sciences in Algiers, Algeria. He took his secondary diploma in 2000 and has done graduate studies in Superior National School of Statistics and Applied Economics (SNSSAE), Algiers, Algeria. His first position was as an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Mostaganem, Algeria and from there he moved to University of Mascara, Algeria. In his early research he evaluated the impact of flexibility of the
labor market on the competitively of the enterprises in the Maghreb region (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia). Then he worked on salary discrimination and the segmentation in the labor market. Currently is his working on the issue of informal employment in Algeria.

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota was granted funds for a limited number of fellowships for social scientists from Arab universities to spend a semester in residence at the Humphrey School. In two years a total of nine scholars from around the Middle East and North Africa participated in the program, coming from universities and research centers in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.  The fellowships were funded by the Andrew Carnegie Centennial Fellowship, a program of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.


Atlas Corps Paid Fellowships

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Apply now for a Paid, Overseas Fellowship with Atlas Corps!

Atlas Corps seeks nonprofit leaders from around the world to apply for a paid 6-18 month, overseas fellowship program.

Description:
Atlas Corps seeks nonprofit/NGO professionals from around the world to apply for Fellowships in the U.S. Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 6-18 month, professional fellowships at organizations to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global leaders. Fellows serve at Host Organizations working on issues that complement their expertise. This prestigious fellowship includes a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing) and health insurance.

Qualifications:
All applicants must be aged 22-35 and must have 2-10 years of relevant experience in the nonprofit/social sector, a bachelor's degree or equivalent, English proficiency, commitment to return to your home country after the fellowship.

How to Apply:

Applications are accepted year-round, but to be considered for our U.S. Fellowship beginning in September 2016, we encourage applications by March 10. For more details about eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit bit.ly/AtlasCorps22.

Feb 15: Environmental Economics and the Green Paradox

The Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce 
the next lecture of the Spring 2016 season:

Monday, February 15th

12:00 PM

MARTIN BARESCH


"Fighting Climate Change? Environmental Economics and the Green Paradox"





What is environmental economics? How do economists use their models to deal with global warming? Do policies that are intended to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels actually contribute to this growing problem? This situation is known as the Green Paradox. In his presentation, Martin Baresch will focus on these questions. Bring your lunch and join us for the discussion.










Martin Baresch is the 2015-2016 Austrian BMWFW Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota. He studied statistics and economics at the University of Linz, Austria. Baresch has worked at the Department of Energy Economics at the Energy Institute at the University of Linz and is now a doctoral candidate studying economics there. His doctoral thesis is about environmental economics with a strong focus on the Green Paradox.


March 3: Acara Reception & Award Ceremony

You and a guest are cordially invited to join us for the Acara Challenge 2016 Reception and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 3rd. The Acara Challenge is an annual competition to identify and reward the best ideas for social and environmental change fostered by these University of Minnesota students.

The event will be held at the McNamara Alumni Center, located on the University of Minnesota's East Bank Campus. Please RSVP here by Thursday, February 25th.

Following a day of judging, the culminating evening event will include a poster session, welcome from Acara’s Directors, 2-minute pitches from the student teams, and the Acara Challenge 2016 awards ceremony.

Acara Challenge 2016 Reception and Awards Ceremony Schedule

5:30 - 6:30PM - Poster Session - An opportunity to meet one-on-one with the Acara Challenge 2016 participants, accompanied by appetizers, beer, wine and soda, catered by D’Amico & Sons.

6:30 - 7:30PM - Welcome and Acara Challenge 2016 Short Pitches - Following a brief introduction, you’ll hear 2-minute pitches from participating teams on their innovative venture solutions to local and global grand challenges. Following the pitches, the audience will vote on the recipients of crowd-favorite awards.

7:30 - 8:00PM - Award Ceremony & Wrap Up - Announcement of the winners of the 2016 Acara Challenge and closing remarks.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Acara Challenge! Questions concerning the event logistics can be directed to Kimberly Long (longx296@umn.edu). A detailed schedule of team presentations will be released in late February.

Regards,



Fred Rose
Co-Director - Acara
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