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Prague Summer Schools

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Prague Summer Schools

Prague Summer Schools, 1–8 July 2017, are seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in a unique academic and cultural environment.  Schola Empirica is pleased to announce the forthcoming Prague Summer Schools on the following topics:

Summer School on European Politics: Interests versus Culture
Summer School on China: A World Superpower—Myth or Reality?
Summer School on Development, Sustainability, and Globalization
Summer School on Behavioral Economics and Psychology

We invite you to visit our web site www.praguesummerschools.org to discover the details about the upcoming programs. The main page will direct you to the individual page of each summer program containing information on academics, logistics, photos, alumni feedback, guidelines to application process, and the online application.

Bar-Ilan University Summer Study

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Bar-Ilan University Summer Study

The Bar-Ilan University interdisciplinary, four-week summer program in conflict resolution offers students the opportunity to earn 8 academic credits (4 courses) in a period of four weeks (6 July–3 August 2017) and receive a certificate in conflict resolution. Individual courses (5 days each), all taught in English, are also possible. All this, learning in an experiential way, on-site, in a country involved in an intractable conflict. Applications are open to current advanced undergraduate students and current graduate students, as well as holders of undergraduate/graduate degrees, worldwide, from all disciplines in the social sciences, the liberal arts, and the humanities. Professionals are also welcome.

The summer program is operated by the Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution, Management, and Negotiation at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

For information, e-mail Rafi Nets at summer.CRidentity@biu.ac.il.

Summer Language Workshop

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Summer Language Workshop

Priority application deadline: Monday, 1 February 2016

The 2016 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop is accepting applications for intensive study of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Chinese, Estonian, Hungarian, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

The program features twenty contact hours weekly; twice-weekly language tables; films; food tastings; student-run graduate research groups and other culturally rich extracurricular programming.

  • All students pay in-state tuition
  • Competitive funding available to qualified students:
    • Project GO scholarships for undergraduate students in ROTC in Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, or Turkish
    • Title VIII fellowships for graduate students and area studies scholars in Azerbaijani, BCS, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Russian, or Ukrainian
    • FLAS funding available for Arabic, Azerbaijani, BCS, Estonian, Hungarian, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Persian, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian
  • Classes held 6 June–29 July 2016
    • All levels of Arabic begin 31 May 2016
    • 4-week option available for Russian (ending on July 1)
  • Students earn 4–8 credits

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Mediation Techniques and Practice

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Mediation Techniques and Practice

Enroll for Fall 2015!

STDEV 364 (3 credits) T/Th 1:00-2:15

Learn more about conflict resolution through mediation. Whether you are interested in international or domestic conflict, training in mediation can provide important skills that will help you in your personal, academic, and professional life. The class is highly interactive and includes numerous simulations that provide students the opportunity to not only learn but to apply mediation skills. Students who successfully complete the course will:

  • Know and apply the phases of the basic mediation process
  • Know how to prepare for a mediation session and be able to present the essential elements of a mediator’s opening statement
  • Be able to identify issues and interests of the parties and set an agenda for the mediation session
  • Be able to skillfully conduct a mediation conference with joint and private meetings, allowing the disputing parties uninterrupted time for expressing viewpoints and interactive time to effectively exchange information, arguments, and offers of settlement
  • Be able to assist the parties in building and writing an agreement and to properly close the mediation session
  • Understand the basic rules of behavior for the parties in a mediation session and the common ethical practices of mediators
Fulbright Opportunities in NATO Security Studies

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Fulbright Opportunities in NATO Security Studies

Belgium Award #6154: NATO Security Studies
Spend the spring beginning in January 2017 teaching and conducting research in transatlantic security studies at the College of Europe in Brugge. This award is open to all levels of scholars including early career. You will also have the opportunity to visit NATO headquarters as part of the EU/NATO annual seminar organized by the Belgian Fulbright Commission.

We offer a variety of other opportunities in political science throughout the world and encourage you to review our offerings here.

Our Application Guidelines provide helpful tips to reference during the process, and we are happy to answer any questions you or your colleagues may have. We also encourage you to explore and register for one or more of our webinars, which provide more detailed insight into various parts of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar program. A complete schedule of upcoming and archived presentations can be found here.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the deadline for complete applications is ​3 August 2015.