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.

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.

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

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


"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 ( A detailed schedule of team presentations will be released in late February.


Fred Rose
Co-Director - Acara

International Alert Advocacy & Communications Advisor (DR Congo)

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits based on International Alert’s salary scales.
Based: Kinshasa, DRC
Duration: From April 1st to September 15th, 2016

Alert is recruiting for an Advocacy and Communications Advisor for DRC (maternity cover). The post is based in Kinshasa, with frequent travel within the country and occasionally within the region.

The Advocacy and Communications Advisor leads Alert’s liaison office in Kinshasa. Working closely with the DRC Country Manager, she/he takes the lead on setting Alert DRC’s advocacy and communications strategy, producing advocacy outputs, supporting colleagues to develop and implement advocacy outputs and activities, networking on a regular basis with key policy-makers and donors in Kinshasa, collecting and analysing information relevant to political developments in the country, and identifying opportunities for collaboration with peer organisations and partners in order to shape and influence institutional policies and practices.

Educated to a higher degree or equivalent, with experience in a relevant subject, you will have substantial experience of networking, communications and advocacy on peacebuilding, gender and/or development issues in Africa. You will be able to demonstrate proven experience of producing high-quality advocacy outputs. Excellent working knowledge (spoken, written and reading) of French and working knowledge of English is essential.

This post is a maternity cover and is open to Congolese and expatriate candidates who are already based in DR Congo. Please note that Alert will not cover relocation for a candidate moving to the DRC for this post.

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 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 , both of which can be found under ‘Downloads’.

Please note they do not accept CVs. Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date: Wednesday February 24th at 5pm (UK time).

crossposted from PCDN

Regional Development Manager

Regional Development Manager, Africa
based in Kampala OR Nairobi

Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others.

We receive funding from a range of donors including numerous governments, the European Commission, charitable trusts and individuals. The Funding Team is responsible for managing fundraising activities across the organisation and currently manages grants to the overall value in excess of £12 million.

The Regional Development Manager will work closely with the Head of Funding to support the implementation of Saferworld’s funding strategy over the coming period for the two African regions. S/he will be required to manage relations with existing donors as well as bringing other fundraising skills to the team. The post holder will oversee the strategic development of funding sources in the region, in close coordination with the relevant Country Directors/Managers and will oversee work being conducted by two regional funding positions based in Nairobi and Kampala respectively.

The successful candidate will need at least 5 years' relevant fundraising experience with a proven track record of success with institutiona donors and income portfolios in excess of £5m. A good understanding of international development issues in relation to peacebuilding and conflict prevention would be a distinct advantage.

Please go to for a full job description and details of how to apply. The deadline for applications is 28 February 2016

Crossposted from PCDN

Feb 19 "Third Worldism & North American Settler-Colonialism"

2.19.16 ~ 3:30-5p ~ 1314 Social Sciences (Lippincott Room)

"Fanonian Antinomies: Third Worldism and North American Settler-Colonialism"
a lecture by: Professor Glen Coulthard, University of British Colombia

Coffee will be served

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