Summer School: UN Alliance for Civilizations-EF Summer School (open to youth across the globe), NY

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Summer School: UN Alliance for Civilizations-EF Summer School (open to youth across the globe), NY

Cross-posted from UNAOC:  http://www.unaocefsummerschool.org/summer-school/

The UNAOC – EF Summer School
The conviction that youth are a driving force for positive social change is the basis for the UNAOC – EF Summer School. This week-long summer school brings together 100 youth from across the globe to address pressing global challenges within the context of cultural and religious diversity.

Apply now

Skills for positive social change
The seminars, workshops and roundtable discussions at the Summer School will cover a range of themes and topics, including:

  • Negotiation for peace-building and cooperation
  • Using social media for positive social change
  • Fostering responsible global citizenship
  • Effective advocacy
  • Media and information literacy
  • Essentials of social entrepreneurship
A world-class international campus

The UNAOC – EF Summer School will be held on EF’s historic American campus in Tarrytown, New York. Participants will be hosted on the center’s 25-acre campus, which boasts on site residences, student lounges, a fitness center and swimming pool.

Summer School
A visit to UN headquarters in New York City
One highlight of this year’s Summer School will be a guided tour of the United Nations headquarters in New York City. Participants will tour the General Assembly Hall and explore a variety of exhibits detailing the history of the UN and learn about how the UN addresses issues such as disarmament, peace and security.

 

Job: Faculty Research Assistant — Global Terrorism Database, University of College Park, Maryland

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Job: Faculty Research Assistant — Global Terrorism Database, University of College Park, Maryland

Cross-posted from START UMD:  http://start.umd.edu/start/announcements/announcement.asp?id=512

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Faculty Research Assistant — Global Terrorism Database

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is now hiring 2-3 faculty research assistants to work at START’s headquarters at the University of Maryland, College Park. These are full-time positions, with an initial term of 12 months (starting in May/June), contingent on funding.

Responsibilities: 
The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) consists of unclassified data on over 100,000 terrorist attacks that have occurred worldwide since 1970. It supports a wide range of users, including government, academia, media, and the general public. GTD Research Assistants are responsible for performing a variety of tasks meant to assist in the ongoing collection and coding of terrorism event data. These tasks include:

  • Establishing expertise on data collection and coding practices for a specific domain of the GTD
  • Managing a team of interns tasked with data coding for a specific domain of the GTD
  • Training new team members and interns on coding practices for a specific domain of the GTD
  • Performing routine quality control assessments of coded data for a specific domain of the GTD
  • Identifying terrorism events in source documents and writing incident summaries

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in discipline related to terrorism and political violence
  • 1+ years systematic data collection and/or coding experience
  • Training in statistics and research methods
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, including the use of pivot tables, formulas, and data sorting/filtering
  • Ability to manage tasks and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to analyze a large number of source documents in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in discipline related to terrorism and political violence
  • 1+ years project/team management experience
  • Research experience related to terrorism and political violence
  • Experience with statistical software, such as SAS, Stata, SPSS, or R
  • Advanced knowledge of one or more GTD domain areas, such as the perpetrators of terrorism, the weapons and tactics of terrorism, or geography and geospatial analysis

The annual salary for this position will be in the range of $40,000-$45,000 (depending on education and experience), plus full University of Maryland benefits (as explained at http://ter.ps/2by). The person selected for this position will work on site at START’s headquarters on campus at the University of Maryland, College Park, and will report directly to the GTD Project Manager.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resumé, and one page writing sample via email (with subject line “GTD Faculty Research Assistant”) to gtd(at)start.umd.edu. Applicants should also provide contact information for three professional references.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply by May 8, 2013 for best consideration.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

 

Summer School: UN Alliance for Civilizations-EF Summer School (open to youth across the globe), NY

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Summer School: UN Alliance for Civilizations-EF Summer School (open to youth across the globe), NY

Cross-posted from UNAOC:  http://www.unaocefsummerschool.org/summer-school/

The UNAOC – EF Summer School
The conviction that youth are a driving force for positive social change is the basis for the UNAOC – EF Summer School. This week-long summer school brings together 100 youth from across the globe to address pressing global challenges within the context of cultural and religious diversity.

Apply now

Skills for positive social change
The seminars, workshops and roundtable discussions at the Summer School will cover a range of themes and topics, including:

  • Negotiation for peace-building and cooperation
  • Using social media for positive social change
  • Fostering responsible global citizenship
  • Effective advocacy
  • Media and information literacy
  • Essentials of social entrepreneurship
A world-class international campus

The UNAOC – EF Summer School will be held on EF’s historic American campus in Tarrytown, New York. Participants will be hosted on the center’s 25-acre campus, which boasts on site residences, student lounges, a fitness center and swimming pool.

A visit to USummer SchoolN headquarters in New York City
One highlight of this year’s Summer School will be a guided tour of the United Nations headquarters in New York City. Participants will tour the General Assembly Hall and explore a variety of exhibits detailing the history of the UN and learn about how the UN addresses issues such as disarmament, peace and security.

 

Rotary Peace Fellowship: Full Funding for Master’s Degree Program PLUS Internship and Conference Funding

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Rotary Peace Fellowship: Full Funding for Master’s Degree Program PLUS Internship and Conference Funding

Over the past ten years, The Rotary Foundation has provided over 700 future peace leaders with peace and conflict resolution education and field experience at Rotary Peace Centers around the world.  Each year up to 100 fellows are selected in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn a master’s-level degree in peace and conflict studies at one of five Rotary Peace Centers including:

The Rotary Foundation provides fellows with funding to cover the required tuition and fees, room and board, travel to and from the study city, books and supplies, and an applied field experience. This unique fellowship not only covers living expenses but also conference and internship funding. Our alumni work all over the world with organization ranging from grassroots peace initiatives in Africa to the United Nations.

Find more information including eligibility here: www.rotary.org/rotarycenters 

Attached is the application and a center comparison. 

Any questions? Email niki.fritz@rotary.org

Rotary Peace Fellowship: Full Funding for Master’s Degree Program PLUS Internship and Conference Funding

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Rotary Peace Fellowship: Full Funding for Master’s Degree Program PLUS Internship and Conference Funding

Over the past ten years, The Rotary Foundation has provided over 700 future peace leaders with peace and conflict resolution education and field experience at Rotary Peace Centers around the world.  Each year up to 100 fellows are selected in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn a master’s-level degree in peace and conflict studies at one of five Rotary Peace Centers including:

The Rotary Foundation provides fellows with funding to cover the required tuition and fees, room and board, travel to and from the study city, books and supplies, and an applied field experience. This unique fellowship not only covers living expenses but also conference and internship funding. Our alumni work all over the world with organization ranging from grassroots peace initiatives in Africa to the United Nations.

Find more information including eligibility here: www.rotary.org/rotarycenters 

Attached is the application and a center comparison. 

Any questions? Email niki.fritz@rotary.org

Advanced Training: Conflict Assessment and Peacebuilding Planning

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Advanced Training: Conflict Assessment and Peacebuilding Planning

Advanced Professional Training
Designing Peacebuilding Programs:
From Conflict Assessment to Theories of Change to Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation to Support Human Security
7-Day Training Course – May 27-June 4, 2013
Professor Dr. Lisa Schirch
Summer Peacebuilding Institute, Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia
 
This course is geared toward planners and policy teams at peacebuilding organizations, government agencies, regional and international organizations, NGOs and universities.

 

The course is based on the new handbook Conflict Assessment and Peacebuilding Planning: A Participatory Approach to Human Security written from 18 years of experience teaching and conducting conflict analysis and assessment exercises across Africa, Asia, Pacific and Latin and North America with thousands of NGOs, universities, government agencies and the UN.

 

  • Practice designing rigorous research for conflict assessment and self assessment
  • Learn how to map local capacity for peacebuilding
  • Understand a wide range of theories of change that support effective peacebuilding
  • Prioritize information and make complex decisions to design a comprehensive peacebuilding strategy
  • Design integrated programs that include goals for governance, development, rule of law, and/or psychosocial trauma healing as well as reconciliation
  • Learn research methods for monitoring and evaluation based on collecting and prioritizing data that is valid, accurate and triangulated
  • Work side by side with peacebuilding professionals from around the world on real world case studies
  • Develop skills in participatory methods for advancing human security

 

MPI 14th Annual Peacebuilding Training in the Philippines

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The call for applications to the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute Foundation, Inc. (MPI) 14th Annual Peacebuilding Training is now open.

The training will be held from May 20 to June 7, 2013 at Davao City, Philippines.

The training brings together a wide range of people with experience, knowledge and skills in peace-related work from across the Asia-Pacific Region and other parts of the world. It offers intensive courses in areas such as conflict transformation, peace education, interfaith dialogue, transformative justice, active non-violence, trauma healing and grassroots peacebuilding, that are taught by a distinguished roster of facilitators from Asia-Pacific and other countries.

For MPI 2013, MPI is offering three new courses – Bottom-Up Transformation: Experiences and Practices of Grassroots Peacebuilding in Mindanao (Field-Based course); Faith-Based Community Peacebuilding (Field-Based course); and Pursuing Development and Peacebuilding: Theories, Practice and Change.

For more training details and the list of all the available courses, log on to the MPI website: www.mpiasia.net

or download the MPI 2013 Annual Peacebuilding Training Brochure and Application Form.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is on March 31, 2013

NOTE: Please be informed that MPI does not have funding for scholarships for this year’s training.

MINDANAO PEACEBUILDING INSTITUTE FOUNDATION, INC.

Apt. 301 Casa Graciana Inn, 6 Juna Avenue, Juna Subdivision

Matina, Davao City 8000, Philippines

Telefax: (63-82) 295-3776

                          Email: mpi@mpiasia.net

                          Website: www.mpiasia.net