Thursday, February 4, 2016

Friday noon ICGC Brown Bag "'No basta rezar!' (Praying is not enough)"

Friday February 5th, 2016   Noon-1pm   537 Heller Hall

'No basta rezar!' (Praying is not enough) The historical development of human rights from the bottom up in Latin America: The Salvadoran Civil War (1980-1991) and The Committee of Mothers, Co-Madres   Presented by: Heider Tun, Department of History

Abstract: The Salvadoran civil war was an armed conflict that started in 1980 and finished in 1992. During the years of the civil war El Salvador held one of the worst human rights records; it is estimated that over 75,000 people were assassinated during the war and 7,000 disappeared; around 50,000 of the victims were unarmed civilians including women and children. One consequence of this violence, however, was the emergence of a human rights movement in El Salvador. In 1977 an organization of woman called the Committee of Mother of Political Prisoners and the Disappeared: Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero (Co-Madres) was founded in the city of San Salvador, El Salvador. This group became one of the most effective human rights organizations in this war-torn country. The historical analysis of Co-Madres as a human rights organization will show how the human rights movement in El Salvador has different branches in which civil society in general but women in particular used the human rights rhetoric to continue their goal: denounce impunity and claim justice.

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Short term opportunity at Land O'Lakes International Development

We have an unique employment opportunity. It is both short term in nature and requires some prior experience. Although the link below indicates the position is part time, it is actually full time. Of paramount importance is work planning (organization, time management & communications skills).

Sent by HHH alum:
Kelly M. Thompson / Grants Specialist
Contracts and Compliance Department
Land O'Lakes International Development : Main: 202 370-1700 / Fax: 202 370-1666
1725 DeSales Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC, 20036 USA

Summer Internship, European Parliament (Wash DC)

The European Parliament Liaison Office (EPLO) is pleased to announce the launch of its Summer round of internships designed for US citizens who have completed their bachelor degree which will take place Monday May 2nd – Friday July 29th, 2016 in its Washington D.C. Office with an extension in Brussels and Strasbourg.

We are also pleased to inform you that our internship program is expanding: from January on we are hosting 6 interns as opposed to 4 in the past.

Please note that the deadline to submit applications is March 1st, 2016 at midnight (Eastern time). Two letters of recommendation directly sent by a faculty member are also required.

The candidate should also indicate which of the portfolio assignments they seek:
research,  international relations and trade/TTIP, economics and finance, migration, counter-terrorism/data privacy, energy/environment/health.

For more information, see;jsessionid=54239E7A5273CD81B116454C0011AC13

This material is sent by Carmen Iezzi Mezzera, APSIA, and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

HHH Welcomes Carnegie Scholar Selwaness

Irene Selwaness is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. Her main interest is in labor economics in developing countries. Her current research focuses on the link between informality and social security coverage gap in Egypt, youth employment and school-to-work transition, marriage and employment issues in the Middle East. She worked closely with the Population Council, Cairo office, as a Fred H. Bixby post-doctoral fellow on several projects including the “2014 Survey of Young People” (SYPE), “Mapping Gender Pathways to Exclusion in Upper Egypt,”  “Social Protection and the Working Poor,” and the implementation and the impact evaluation of Neqdar Nesharek (which means “We Can Participate” in Arabic)—a vocational training and entrepreneurship program to help young women to make a successful transition to work in Upper Egypt.    

She holds a Ph.D. in labor economics from University of Paris 1РPanth̩on Sorbonne (France), and a master degree in quantitative economics with specialization in labor and demographic economics from University of Paris 1РPanth̩on Sorbonne (France).

Humphrey School to honor International Women's Day

More information forthcoming--Please save the date for March 8, afternoon.

Contact Sherry Gray, Stephanie Haddad, Debra Fitzpatrick, Mary Maronde, Kate Conners, Mary Curtin, or Merrie Benasutti for more information.

Zika virus travel precautions

Growing concern about the Zika virus has prompted the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a level 2 travel alert-Practice Enhanced Precautions. Faculty, staff, and students planning travel outside of the U.S. will find current Zika virus information, prevention recommendations, and resource links at CIDRAP. Global Programs and Strategy Alliance has posted a Zika travel update for those traveling for University activities.

Feb. 11 - Infectious Diseases in the 21st Century

The Need for a New Brand of Public Health Leadership

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa highlighted the deficiencies in the international public health response capability for rapidly emerging infectious diseases. Such diseases, including those of pandemic potential, will become more frequent, as demonstrated by the current outbreak of the Zika virus. The School of Public Health's Art & Science of Prevention public health series will feature Michael Osterholm discussing public health infrastructure needs of the 21st century. No charge, but registration is encouraged. 3:30-5:30 p.m., Mayo Auditorium and live online the day of the event. Registration and more >
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