Wednesday, March 22, 2017

HHH Prof. Assaad and Carnegie Fellows meet in Amman Jordan

Ragui Assaad met with Humphrey School’s former Carnegie Centennial Fellows Moundir Lassassi (pictured), Ali Souag (pictured), Irene Selwaness and Hanan Nazier in Amman, Jordan in the context of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Economic Research Forum, March 18-21, 2017.

All four Fellows presented papers at the conference.

ERF 23rd Annual Conference

ERF’s Annual Conference has become the premiere regional event for economists of the Middle East, where new ideas are born, nourished and promoted, where the community of researchers meet, and where excellence is celebrated. The upcoming conference will be held in Amman, Jordan, March 18-20, 2017.

Internship Opportunity in Sierra Leone-West Africa

Are you looking for summer internship opportunities in Sierra Leone? Do you want to work at a permaculture community and volunteer at our early childhood development centers ? Your answer is here. Apply for the SLFND summer internship program. Our application deadline is March 30th. Don't miss an opportunity to live in an eco-friendly and solar-panel powered community, with research centers, excellent accommodations, stat-elite phones, and beautiful people. You'll get to enjoy the richness of the Mende culture in a verdant scenery sandwiched by bodies of fresh water in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. 

For more info, please reach out to Kim Kokett:

April 11: Africa's First Democrats: President Osman and Premier Hussen of Somalia

University of Minnesota Driven to Discover

Africa's First Democrats
President Osman and
Premier Hussen of Somalia
A Book Talk by Author Abdi Ismail Samatar
TUESDAY, april 115:30 p.m. Lecture
6:30 p.m. Book signing & reception

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis
Abdi Ismail Samatar provides a clear and foundational history of Somalia at the dawn of the country's independence when Africa's first democrats appeared. While authoritarian rulers dominated many African countries when they entered the postcolonial era, Somalia had an authentic democratic leadership.

Samatar's political biography and history of Aden A. Osman and Abdirazak H. Hussen contradict the stereotype of African dictatorship. These leaders left behind a strong democratic legacy that provides an understanding for the ways we study and understand leadership and democracy in Africa and beyond.

Hubert H. Humphrey, former Vice President and our school's namesake, is cited in the text, as he was the first and only American leader to visit the country during those years.
This event is co-sponsored by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs' Office of the Dean and the Freeman Center for International Economic Policy.
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April 2: Japan Minnesota Association 2017 Ohanami Party


11 a.m., Sunday, April 2, 2017
(2 min walk from Kichijoji Station - JR Chuo Line, Keio Inogashira Line )

The Japan Minnesota Association announces their 2017 cherry blossom party. We welcome all those with a Minnesota connection as well as their families and friends. This will be a fun, pot-luck style gathering. More details will be sent after RSVP.

If you wish to participate in the party, please make sure to send the following attendance notice to Akira Nakamura ( by 24 March.

• Your Name
• # of participants
• e-mail address
• cell phone number

Cost is 1,000 Yen for adults and free for children.

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Malaysia Alumni Network!

Announcing the University of Minnesota Alumni Association's Newest Network: The Malaysia Alumni Network is based in Kuala Lumpur, but has plans to include Malaysians living in other locations through the reach of the network's Facebook page.  Malaysian alumni and alumni living in Malaysia are invited to join the network's events by clicking 'follow this network" on the network page and/or by joining the group's Facebook page

The Italian Cultural Center presents a Special Offer! Lucca Italian School!

The ICC is pleased to announce our new collaboration with the Lucca Italian School, located in Lucca, Italy! In the fall of 2016, a group of ICC members ventured to Lucca, Italy, for a two week program of study at the Lucca Italian School. It was an amazing experience, and we are now able to offer a special arrangement for those of you who wish to travel on your own and study at the school.

For the cost of $75, remitted to the ICC via our website, you will receive one of these opportunities at the ICC:

* a $40 credit to be used towards an ICC event of your choice, good for one year
* a complimentary, one year individual ICC membership (value $40), or
* a $50 credit towards one ICC adult group language class, good for one year

In addition, the ICC will pass your contact information on to the administration at the Lucca school. When you have confirmed a course of study with them, they will offer you a 10% discount towards the cost of your program.

For additional information in regards to the Lucca Italian School, please follow this link. Be sure to read the Lucca Adventure 2016 Blog entries, under Educational Travel, on the ICC website, and contact Peggy at with your questions. To take advantage of this offer, remit your payment on the ICC website today!

Graduate School of Social Sciences Security Governance Migration & Integration

This summer, we are offering two unique programmes: Migration and Integration: Refugeees, Rights, and Realities, and Security Governance and Conflict Resolution. Both courses give an in-depth overview into the world of international security, international relations, and human rights. The courses will cover a variety of topics to help students make sense of some of the world's most pressing issues from a European perspective.

As your university is a member of LERU/U21 Network, I am pleased to inform you that students from your institution are eligible for a 500 euro scholarship!

We also offer housing for interested students. You will find the housing costs for the programme on our website. Further, students who take our courses receive a credit transfer to their home institution upon the successful completion of their course.

If you should have any further questions, or if you have any students who are interested, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me at this address.

Want to see more? Check out our full Summer Programme.

Ian Kenny Summer Programmes Office | Graduate School of Social Sciences | University of Amsterdam

Our address: REC-B 8.10 | Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 1018 WV Amsterdam
+31 20 525 3776 | | Office open: mon tue wed thu

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