Monday, August 29, 2016

MINN awards Humanitarian Crisis Simulation Scholarship

MINN would like to congratulate Shane Dill for being selected to receive MINN's Humanitarian Crisis Simulation Scholarship! Shane will attend the University of Minnesota three day event in September.

Sept 14 Persian Regs: U.S. Trade Sanctions Against Iran

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs Global Programs and the University's Research Compliance Office invite you to a discussion on the history and current contours of U.S. sanctions against Iran.

Iran has been the subject of a U.S. trade embargo since 1980. We'll explore the embargo's origins, its evolution over the decades, and recent and future developments under the multilateral Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action--a long-term undertaking that ties phased sanctions relief to the implementation of certain controls on Iran's nuclear program. In addition, we'll discuss how U.S. sanctions apply specifically to Iran-related research and educational activities, such as peer review and attending conferences in Iran.

Where? Freeman Commons, Humphrey School 205.

When? 2:00-4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 14.

Who? Our speaker will be Patrick Briscoe, the University's Export Controls and International Projects Officer. He holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, and has been working in the field of export controls and economic sanctions since 1998.

Seating is limited to forty (40). Please RSVP to Patrick Briscoe (, 612-625-3860).

UMN Arabic Reading Group

The Arabic Reading Group is an interdisciplinary reading circle of graduate students and faculty who are interested in reading classical and modern Arabic texts. In years past, the Arabic Reading Group has read a variety of documents to accommodate the diverse specialties of its members: selections from the Qur'an, Abbasid short stories, letters from the Crusader states, medieval discourses on political theory, Arabic translations of Shakespeare, and speeches from Saddam Hussein.

Elementary knowledge of Arabic is preferred for this group but anyone with an interest in reading the language is welcome to join!

Fluency is absolutely NOT required--the idea is for all of us to improve by reading together.

Anyone interested in attending Arabic Reading Group should email Kate Tuley at

Master Storyteller, CARE (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. CARE is at an exciting moment celebrating our 70th anniversary and heading into a new period of innovation, operational excellence, and multiplying our impact on behalf of women and girls around the world. If you are someone who brings a commitment to excellence, a spirit of creativity, a drive to problem solve and continuously improve AND you want to be part of a world class team committed to changing the world- we want to talk with you!

We are looking for someone who can bring to life stories about CARE’s unique brand and mission on a global scale. We have a passion for ending global poverty and creating a world of hope, tolerance and social justice. We focus on women and girls because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We are looking for someone who can translate our passion and great work into stories that inspire and mobilize millions. We have great stories, we need to be great story tellers. As we build on our 70-year history of inspiring the best of the American spirit (beginning with over 100 million CARE Packages shipped following WWII), CARE needs to harness new voices to tell our story to new audiences in new ways, broadening our reach and enhancing our brand. This position will lead a cohesive, cross-functional storytelling strategy.

Create a variety of specific storytelling “products” (podcasts, video shorts, Facebook posts, blogs, etc…) that create a pipeline of content for fundraising, advocacy, and social media.
Develop new distribution channels and syndication partners to broaden reach of CARE stories to new external audiences.
Create structure, guidelines, incentives, and development programs to create and support an internal culture of storytelling, open source, storytellers within and outside of CARE.
Transform our strategy and programs into powerful stories that drive particular desired outcomes and actions.

Qualifications and Experience
5-7+ years of experience in marketing, PR, or advertising
Proven, extensive digital and traditional press network
Deep understating of story structure, history of storytelling and use of storytelling across cultures
Ability to deal with ambiguity, manage multiple priorities, challenge conventional wisdom
Ability to work and influence cross group (with stories)
Proven ability to convert value proposition into narratives
Outstanding track record of telling stories that draw attention and activate the audience using your journalistic/editorial/corporate communications experience.
Creative writing and interviewing skills, understanding of news writing techniques and how to ask effective questions and develop rapport/trust with story subjects.
Video and website production experience.
Public Speaking

Please be aware that there may be job advertisements and offers that falsely state that they are from CARE. CARE does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training, or any other such fees).

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEOrights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

WIIS membership org for networking, careers search, intern'l peace & sec

Women In International Security (WIIS) is the premier organization in the world dedicated to advancing the leadership and professional development of women in the field of international peace and security. WIIS (pronounced “wise”) sponsors leadership training, mentoring, and networking programs as well as substantive events focused on current policy problems. WIIS also supports research projects and policy engagement initiatives on critical international security issues, including the nexus between gender and security.

Core Values and Characteristics
WIIS defines international security broadly, inclusive of a range of disciplines such as conflict resolution and human rights, but focuses on the intersection or nexus of these issues with security.
WIIS bridges the divides among: issues (traditional security and human security); generations of women; and sectors (academic, practitioner, and policymaker).
WIIS educates and inspires women at all stages of their careers – the multigenerational aspect of its network is one of WIIS’ greatest strengths.
WIIS builds local, national and global communities that empower women in many different countries.
WIIS encourages the active civic engagement of women and men who understand the importance of inclusive and diverse participation in peace and security.
WIIS is non-profit and non-partisan. WIIS advocates for women’s inclusion and leadership in the peace and security fields but does not lobby on specific pieces of legislation.
WIIS provides valuable services and resources to build a global network of women in these fields, and increases the number and visibility of women across sectors and around the world.

The Importance of WIIS
Since the founding of WIIS in 1987, women have advanced to increasingly important roles in the field of international security. There are new and expanding opportunities for women’s participation globally, as women are present in greater numbers in foreign and defense affairs and now occupy important positions in governments around the world. In recent years, the international community has recognized the important contributions of women to peace and security, and has made commitments to include women in peace and security decision-making at all levels. But equal representation of women is not yet a reality, especially at senior levels of policymaking.

Women comprise less than 30 percent of senior leadership positions. Entry into the profession is not necessarily translating into advancement into leadership positions in key peace and security institutions.

The lack of female representation in decision-making positions means that the international community is missing the diversity of expertise and perspectives that are desperately needed in this field. WIIS recognizes that all women do not share the same opinions about how to address the world’s security problems. But women often share common experiences and challenges as women, and they often share common, valuable approaches to leadership roles. WIIS’ research demonstrates that women in these positions of authority often share consultative, inclusive, and collaborative leadership styles. The contributions that women have made and could potentially make to international peace and security are just beginning to be recognized. WIIS is working to ensure that recognition translates into leadership opportunities for women around the world.

In 1987 a small group of women in senior positions of the U.S. Government and academia formed WIIS as a response to the lack of support for women in the male-dominated foreign policy and defense environment. WIIS began its operations at the University of Maryland, College Park.

WIIS has grown into a network of 7,000 associated experts worldwide, reflecting a broad and diverse range of expertise. WIIS now has members in more than 47 countries and throughout the U.S. who are policymakers, military personnel, diplomats, legislative aides, scholars, students, journalists, and business executives at all stages of their careers. They work on issues ranging from nonproliferation and terrorism, to human rights, development, environmental security, and conflict resolution.
Contact Us

Women in International Security
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036

PCDN membership network useful for networking, career searches

Resource Guides to Careers, Networking, Funding (and more) in Social Change, Social Entrepreneurship, Peacebuilding and Development

Please note that this site is designed to provide networking and sharing of promising practices. Individuals are not allowed to post their individual requests to find jobs as the site would deluged and there are other websites that do provide this service. However, we have developed several short guides to careers, academic programs, funding, research, teaching resources, practice in social change, peacebuilding, international development, human rights and related fields.

The links to the guides (grouped by theme) are provided below:


How to Manage Your Account and Terms of Use
How to Post Material PCDN

How Organizations Can Use PCDN
Guide to Responding to Opportunities PCDN

Guide to MA Level Programs in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields
Guide to Ph.D. Programs in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields
Guide to Training in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields
Guide to Emerging Trends in Online Education: Massive Open Online C…
Top Resources for Finding Scholarships/Fellowships in Social Change…
14 Social Innovation Fellowships You need to Know
Materials for Writing a Successful Scholarship Application
Guide to Short Term Travel Learning Opportunities in Conflict Regions
Beyond Volunteering: A Guide to Service Learning

Resources for Job Seekers (including Job Postings)

Resources for Employers

See our Tips for Developing Effective Resumes

Read the ACT Report (based on interviews with 60 employers) Guide to Careers In International Peace and Conflict Resolution Webreport

See Dr. Zelizer’s Talk Can you make a living and change the world or change the world and …

See Dr. Zelizer’s webinar, Strategies and Tools for Advancing a Career in Peacebuilding and So…
Guide: World’s Top Meta List of Job Sites/Resources in Social Chang…
There are no silos in working for better lives, wisdom for advancin…

Guide to Internships

Guide to Academic Jobs

Job/Consulting Opportunities Forum Opportunities can be viewed in forum (a reminder please no individual requests by individuals seeking jobs are permitted). Please note the PCDN network posts opportunities as a service to the community, we are not hiring for positions and individuals always need to follow the links and instructions on how to apply.
Top 10 Tips for for a Successful Career in Washington, D.C. Policym…
Key Tips for Entering the Education in Emergencies Field

UN Job List Guides (by Sebastian Rottmair):
How to get a Job in the UN
UN System job hunting – Contract Types
Finding that job you need to apply for!
UN Job List: FAQ on Job Hunting Strategies

Linking Peacebuilders: Key Network Organizations in the Field
Guide to Peace and Tourism
Guide to Peace, Development, Human Rights and Related Networking Sites
Guide to Organizations Without/Beyond Borders
Guide to Shared Spaces, Co-Working and Local/International Developm…

Key Suggestions for Obtaining Project Funding
Key Resources for Funding Work in Peacebuilding, International Deve…

Guide to IT/Software Resources for Peace and Development Professionals
Guide to Social Networking (How to Create One and Key Resources)
Guide to Tweeting for Peace and Social Change
Guide to Blogging for Peace and Social Change
Guide to Outreach and Social Media Support for Peace and Developmen…
Guide to Apps for Social Change
Guide to Technology for Human Rights Monitoring, Documentation, Awa…

Guide to Conflict Mainstreaming
Guide to Nonviolence in Practice
Guide to Social Entrepreneurship and Peacebuilding
Guide to Gender and Peacebuilding
Guide to Sport and Development/Sport and Peacebuilding
Guide to the Role of Military in Development
Guide to Working and Living Abroad: Staying Sane
Guide to Civic Education

Guide to Conducting and Disseminating Research
Guide to Key Publishers in Peace and Conflict Studies
Guide to Key Media Sites for News About Conflict and Peace
Guide to Key Policy Institutions and Think Tanks in Peacebuilding
Guide to 10 Technologies that Programs that Empower Research

Guide to Essential Books in the Field
Guide to Training Programs in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields

Guide to CR and Peace Related Events in the Washington, DC Area
Guide to CR, Peace Studies, and Related Annual Conferences

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

HHH Zhao speaks at ADB workshop in Manila

Humphrey School Prof. Jerry Zhao participated in the Technical Workshop on Infrastructure Finance, held at the headquarter of Asia Development Bank, August 18-19. As a resource expert, he presented his analysis of China’s infrastructure finance and its future needs.

Prof. Zhao also visited De La Salle University, a private university in Philippines. His visit was hosted by Prof. Anthony Shun Fung Chiu, who is an internationally renown scholar in urban sustainability and who has also played a leading role at United Nations Environment Program. Prof. Zhao met with Prof. Chiu’s research team, and held discussions with Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Prof. Raymond Girard R. Tan, about opportunities of future collaboration with the Humphrey School.

Pictured here: Prof. Chiu to the left, Prof. Zhao in the middle, and Prof. Tan to the right, at Prof. Tan’s office.
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