Applications sought for Salzburg Seminars (Austria)

HHH has Fellowships available for 2018                Please contact Sherry Gray to apply: grayx260@umn.edu

Fellowships to two Salzburg Seminars (Austria) open--applications welcome, please distribute widely https://www.hhh.umn.edu/international-fellows-scholars/international-fellows

Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS) McKnight Foundation Fellowship Program

The International Fellows and Scholars Program office is proud to administer a university-wide program that awards fellowships to outstanding residential mid-career professionals to attend a session at the Salzburg Global Seminar through a grant from the McKnight Foundation.

The Salzburg Global Seminar convenes imaginative thinkers from different cultures and institutions, organizes problem-focused initiatives, supports leadership development and engages opinion-makers through active communication networks, all in partnership with leading institutions from around the world and across different sectors of society. Sessions average about five-days supporting the mission of the Seminar to challenge present and future leaders to solve issues of global concerns. Beginning in 1947, the Salzburg Global Seminar has convened more than 25,000 fellows representing more than 160 countries.

The Seminar welcomes applications to its annual programs which bring together approximately sixty distinguished international participants including emerging leaders, known as "Fellows" from government, business, academia, and nongovernmental organizations. The sessions are cross-sectoral and cross-cultural in approach, with the objective of broadening and deepening perspectives to promote informed action and far-sighted decision making among key professionals worldwide. Particular emphasis is placed on generating cutting-edge ideas and on developing proposals for action.

The International Fellows and Scholars Program office is accepting applications for a limited number of full or partial scholarships to attend sessions that are available based on certain eligibility criteria. Please visit the Seminar’s website at www.SalzburgGlobal.org for additional information about the sessions.

Eligibility Criteria:
1.Current Minnesota resident.
2. Mid-career professionals from government, business, academia, and nongovernmental organizations.



Application:
To be considered for the scholarship, all applicants must send:

1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
2. Biographical sketch of 150 words or less.
3. A brief write-up (500 words maximum) on how the specific conference(s) you are applying to attend fits into the framework of your expertise and areas of interest. Please include how you intend to use your experience to benefit your community, the type of scholarship that you are seeking (full or partial) and why a scholarship is necessary.

FINANCE IN A CHANGING WORLD
The Promise and Perils of Technology: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cybercrime and FinTech
June 24 to 26, 2018
www.SalzburgGlobal.org/go/599

SALZBURG SEMINAR AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION (SSASA)
Understanding America in the 21st Century: Culture and Politics
September 21 to 25, 2018
www.SalzburgGlobal.org/go/ssasa16

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
topic to be announced
October 4 to 6, 2018
www.SalzburgGlobal.org/go/607

EDUCATION FOR TOMORROW’S WORLD
Social and Emotional Learning: A Global Synthesis
December 3 to 8, 2018
www.SalzburgGlobal.org/go/603

HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE INNOVATION
Healthy Children, Healthy Weight
December 2018 TBD
www.SalzburgGlobal.org/go/604
 
Deadline:
You must turn in all application materials at least 2 months prior to the start of a session.

To Apply:
Please send completed applications to grayx260@umn.edu.

Contact :
If you have questions, please e-mail or call Sherry Gray.

Alumni: For a list of our McKnight Fellows see http://ifsalumni.hhh.umn.edu/mcknight-salzburg-fellowship-alumni




Sherry Gray
Lecturer, Global Policy Area
Director, Global Programs and International Fellows and Scholars Programs Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota

MPA alum Evers joins Salzburg Seminar on "Child in the City," awarded McKnight Fellowship

Tom Evers, MPA alumnus of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and Executive Director of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation was awarded a 2017 McKnight Fellowship and participated in the 2017 Salzburg Global Seminar "The Child in the City: Health, Parks and Play," held in Austria.

The McKnight Fellowship is administered by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs International Fellows and Scholars Program (contact Sherry Gray, grayx260@umn.edu, for more information) enabling Fellows to attend Seminar sessions free of charge.              


Tom Evers is the executive director of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation, a nonprofit committed to transforming human life through parks and public space. He has focused his career on strategically guiding organizations dedicated to parks, land conservation, and youth development. Prior to joining the Minneapolis Parks Foundation, he served as the founding executive director of Playworks Minnesota, part of a national non-profit dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of children by creating opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. Mr. Evers served for more than a decade with the Trust for Public Land, where he supported efforts to fund and create new parks and natural areas throughout the Upper Midwest. Before this, Mr. Evers worked in Vermont as a park ranger and with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. He has a Master’s of Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and is a graduate of St. John’s University.


The Child in the City was the third session of the Parks for the Planet Forum, a platform for transformative leadership and action launched by Salzburg Global Seminar with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It took forward outcomes from the Forum’s inaugural 2015 session on Nature, Health and a New Urban Generation. Participants have taken an imaginative approach, looking through the eyes of young children, to develop new collaborations that can benefit individuals, families and long-term social, economic and environmental resilience.  https://www.salzburgglobal.org/justice/2010-2019/2017/session-574.html

The mission of Salzburg Global Seminar is to challenge current and future leaders to shape a better world.

Salzburg Global Seminar is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1947. Our multi-year programs aim to bridge divides, transform systems and expand collaborations.

Salzburg Global convenes outstanding talent across generations, cultures and sectors to inspire new thinking and action, and to connect local innovators with global resources. We foster lasting networks and partnerships for creative, just and sustainable change.

Over 36,000 Fellows from more than 170 countries have come together through our work, with many rising to senior leadership positions. Our historic home at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria – now also an award-winning hotel – allows us to welcome all participants in conditions of trust and openness.

Minneapolis educator Virden participant in Salzburg Global Seminar project Parks for the Planet"


Participating in 2017 through the Humphrey School's International Fellows and Scholars Program, Jacob Virden of Minneapolis was awarded a fellowship to attend a session at the Salzburg Global Seminar through a grant from the McKnight Foundation.

Jacob Virden is a writer, performance artist and popular educator focused on the intersections of race, class, culture and ecology. He is an organizer with Hope Community’s Parks and Power Campaign. Mr. Virden has worked as a facilitator with Sustainable Progress Engaging Active Citizens
(S.P.E.A.C.), and facilitates trainings on racial justice and European American resistance to white supremacy.

https://www.salzburgglobal.org/justice/2010-2019/2017/session-574.html

The Child in the City was the third session of the Parks for the Planet Forum, a platform for transformative leadership and action launched by Salzburg Global Seminar with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It took forward outcomes from the Forum’s inaugural 2015 session on Nature, Health and a New Urban Generation. Participants have taken an imaginative approach, looking through the eyes of young children, to develop new collaborations that can benefit individuals, families and long-term social, economic and environmental resilience.

The mission of Salzburg Global Seminar is to challenge current and future leaders to shape a better world.

Salzburg Global Seminar is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1947. Our multi-year programs aim to bridge divides, transform systems and expand collaborations.

Salzburg Global convenes outstanding talent across generations, cultures and sectors to inspire new thinking and action, and to connect local innovators with global resources. We foster lasting networks and partnerships for creative, just and sustainable change.

Over 36,000 Fellows from more than 170 countries have come together through our work, with many rising to senior leadership positions. Our historic home at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria – now also an award-winning hotel – allows us to welcome all participants in conditions of trust and openness.

Call for Papers--new Journal of Decolonising Disciplines

Type: Call for Papers
Date: May 30, 2018
Location: South Africa
Subject Fields: African History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Literature, Philosophy, Political History / Studies

The Journal of Decolonising Disciplines (JDD) is pleased to invite contributions to its inaugural issue which will appear in August 2018. As an intellectual space, the JDD aims to provide a platform for considering decolonising strategies in all disciplines across the various faculties of the university. While the debate on decolonisation has been largely limited to the faculties of Arts/Humanities and Social Sciences, we recognize the need for a journal that will encourage a transdisciplinary conversation on decolonising all disciplinary knowledges at the contemporary university. With that aim in mind we invite contributions from scholars in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce, Health sciences, Law, Education, Engineering, Built Environment, Natural and Agricultural Sciences as well as Theology and Religious Studies to this inaugural and all future editions of the JDD.

We especially welcome contributions that reflect, not only on decolonizing disciplines, but also on the manner in which such engagements with decoloniality will contribute to transformed curricula and pedagogies. Given this focus on both the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ of decoloniality, we welcome both theoretical as well as applied and study-based approaches to decoloniality.

Interested authors are invited to submit their articles with a maximum length of 10 000 words to jdd@up.ac.za on or before 31 May 2018.

For Author Guidelines on submissions, please consult the Journal webpage.

The editorial board of the JDD looks forward to receiving your submission.

Contact Info:

Siseko H. Kumalo
Philosophy Department,
Faculty of Humanities,
University of Pretoria,
Pretoria
South Africa
Contact Email: jdd@up.ac.za
URL: http://www.up.ac.za/en/unsettlingparadigms/article/2579686/journal-


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HHH Prof. Kudrle on trade negotiations with China

 Crossposted from Humphrey Herald:               

Minnesota Med Tech Industry Seeks China Tariff Relief
Professor Robert Kudrle comments in this Star Tribune story about the impact of the Trump administration's China tariffs on Minnesota's medical technology industry.



Excerpts from StarTribune http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-med-tech-industry-seeks-china-tariff-relief/482605221/

Recent talks in China

U.S. representatives recently returned from China after a round of talks to see how to resolve issues of Chinese intellectual property theft, government subsidies that keep many U.S. companies out, and forced partnering of U.S. companies with Chinese companies in order to gain market access. These are among many issues that must be settled to avoid tariffs.

But an accompanying U.S. demand for China to reduce its annual trade surplus with the U.S. by $200 billion by 2020 is not seen by many trade experts as something the Chinese would or even could do.

“How can you tell a country it can’t improve itself?” asked Robert Kudrle, an international trade specialist at the University of Minnesota. Negotiations are still in the posturing and bluffing stage, Kudrle said.

Humphrey Fellow Natalia Ariza-Ramirez at UC Berkeley CLAS

Natalia Ariza-Ramírez, 2017-18 Humphrey International Fellow (Colombia) at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs, has started a profesional affiliation with the Center For Latin American Studies –CLAS- of University of California, Berkeley

The main objective of Ms Ariza-Ramirez in CLAS is to achieve greater knowledge of the functioning of the Community Colleges System of the US and contribute, during the period of affiliation, in the achievement of its strategic objectives, studying the case of State of California, in order to identify the principal elements that can be used in the transformation process of the technical and technological education institutions of Colombia within the framework of the implementation of the National System of Tertiary Education -SNET- (Law of the Republic of Colombia No.1753 of June 2015) which will be developed in the National Development Plan of Colombia 2018-2022, document that will have the participation of the Fellow during the spring semester of 2018 as a consultant of the Inter-American Development Bank -IDB-

The mission of the CLAS of UC Berkeley is to inspire new ideas and research by bringing together academics, artists, decision-makers and entrepreneurs from Latin America, the United States, and the world at the University of California, Berkeley, by:
  • hosting public events with leading scholars, policymakers, artists, entrepreneurs, and social leaders from across the Americas;
  • supporting Berkeley faculty and student research; bringing information about Latin America to a wider audience through our website and publications;
  • building a community among Latin American scholars, researchers, students and practitioners.
Natalia is an economist at the National University of Colombia (NUC). She holds a master's degree in Economics Science from NUC with an emphasis on theory and economic policy. Ms. Ariza Ramírez is an expert in the design, execution, monitoring and evaluation of public policies, especially in the education sector, training for work, and employment. She has led the construction of the regulatory and public policy framework of the sectors of work and education over the past 12 years. Ms. Ariza Ramírez served as an independent consultant and Deputy Minister of Higher Education from 2014 to 2016. She has also held management positions in public institutions in Colombia, including the National Apprenticeship Service, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Social Protection and the National Planning Department.
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