Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Humphrey Fellow alum Molina Bolívar speaks at intern'l development cooperation conf in Nairobi

2015-16 Humphrey Fellow alum Juan Camilo Molina Bolívar spoke at the Role of Parliamentarians and Public in Strengthening Accountability in Development Cooperation: Key Steps to Move Forward” a DCF Side Event on the margin of the Second High-level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) organized by UNDESA, IPU and AWEPA in Nairobi, Kenya last month.  The Second High Level Meeting aims to amplify the positive impact of development co-operation over the next 15 years. Juan Camilo participated in the CSO and Official meetings and presented the Latin American review about development cooperation. 

He has also written “A Debate on the Ecuadorian Civil Society Organization’s Role to Support Development Effectiveness and Democracy in an Emergency Context,” a chapter of Delivering CSO Evidence: Global Launch of 2016 CPDE Report (Molina, C., López, P., Celi, C., Pazmiño, M).

Mr. Juan Camilo Molina is Coordinator of CSO Observatory of Development Cooperation,  Professor at UTE-Ecuador, and was a Humphrey International Fellow at the Humphrey School in 2015-16.

HHH Prof. Ewig in Chile for launch of Network of Comparative Policy Research in Latin America

Professor Christina Ewig was invited to Chile in October to participate in a special workshop convened to launch the Network of Comparative Policy Research in Latin America []. This network involves scholars working from different disciplines, approaches, historical periods, policy sectors, and countries. Invited speakers at the workshop analyzed the recent evolution of social policy in Latin America, new disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, conceptual and empirical voids, and agenda for future research. Professor Ewig’s presentation focused on recent advances and future challenges for gender equity in health and pension sectors in Latin America.

FLAS Fellowships 2017-18

Application deadline: February 6, 2017

The Institute for Global Studies and its partner centers, the African Studies Initiative and the Consortium for the Study of the Asias, offer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. The fellowships promote language study -- particularly less commonly taught languages -- paired with international or area studies. Graduate students can receive a stipend of $15,000 and up to $18,000 towards tuition and fees for an academic year fellowship, and a stipend of $2,500 and up to $5,000 towards tuition and fees for summer fellowships. More information: FLAS Fellowships

Spanish Conversation Group meets at UMN Law School

reprinted from Humphrey Herald:
Join students, faculty, and staff from around the University for a biweekly Spanish conversation group. Through these conversations, participants develop valuable language skills that can be applied to their work to advance the common good in a diverse world. They also meet peers with diverse backgrounds and make valuable connections. The group meets every other Wednesday from 12:15 to 1 p.m., in the Law School’s Human Rights Center: Mondale Hall (N120 Law). Learn more.

Dec 14 Bubble Tea & China Scholarship & Exchange program info session

The China Center and Confucius Institute will host a China scholarship and exchange program info session on Wednesday, December 14 from 2:00 - 3:30pm at the University International Center (located on the east bank of campus).

Our agenda allows for students to stop by when it is most convenient or during sessions that they are most curious about. We have also set aside time for one-to-one consultation with staff at the end of our event.
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.  China Center scholarships for study abroad

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.  Exchange ProgramsChina Center:

Chinese Government Scholarship, extended deadline: December 30, 2016

CUEP at Peking University, application deadline: March 1, 2017

Confucius Institute:  Confucius Institute Scholarship (information about last year's scholarship offerings): information about 2017-2018 to be announce in spring 2017.

HSK opportunities 3:00 - 3:30 Questions and one-to-one consultations

We hope that students can take a study break next week and join us for bubble tea. Students interested in attending should RSVP here:

Pashoua Vang
Program and Project Specialist
Confucius Institute and China Center, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance
160 University International Center
331-17th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-625-5210
Fax: 612-625-0045 

International Human Rights Week, Dec 5-10

December 5-10, 2016
This series of events for International Human Rights Week will be centered around refugee human rights, transitional justice, and the role of media in activism. 
  • Thursday December 8, 2016 6:30pm
    Refugee Welcome Event
    President's Room, Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 
    Listen on talks given by experts in the field of human rights and write letters to your senators and representatives. Food will be provided!. More info...
    Hosted by the Human Rights Program Student Advisory Board
  • Friday December 9, 2016 1:30pm
    MasterclassHuman Rights Filmmaking with Paco de Onis and Pamela Yates
    25 Mondale Hall, 229 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis, two documentary filmmakers specializing in human rights initiatives such as criminal prosecutions for international crimes committed in Guatemala, will be hosting a teach-in to to explore how human rights achievements require inputs from several sectors, with a special emphasis on the role of media. More info...
    Co-hosted by the Human Rights Center, the Human Rights Program, and Moving Image Studies
  • Saturday December 10, 2016 4:30pm
    Screening of Granito, followed by Q&A with filmmakers
    St Anthony Main Theater, 115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
    Filmmakers Paco de Onis and Pamela Yates present Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, a story of destinies joined by Guatemala's past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation's turbulent history. More info... 
    Co-hosted by the Human Rights Center, Human Rights Program, UMN Film Studies, MSP Film Society and The Advocates for Human Rights

Italy Justice & Human Rights Study Abroad Program

May 12-29, 2017 | Application Deadline: February 10, 2017 | Learn More and Apply | Contact

The University of South Mississippi is sponsoring a study abroad program in Italy, with applications currently open for undergraduate and graduate students. The focus of the program is on human rights of African migrants in Italy and the Italian criminal justice system. Italy is a priority destination for migrants due to Italy’s island of Lampedusa being one of the closest European locations to North Africa. The intersection between migration, human rights, and criminal justice is also prominent throughout the peninsula. Students will have a chance to meet migrants and hear from Italians who focus on their human rights, as well as individuals involved in the justice system. The program will take place in Perugia and in Florence at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and a few days in Rome.

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