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Call for Papers

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Call for Papers

Conference dates: Wednesday, 6-Saturday–9 May 2015
Abstract deadline:  Saturday, 20 December 2014

The International Conference on the Nabataean Culture will be held at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

The conference aims to promote and encourage new dimensions on the aspects of the Nabataean Culture and to shed light on the results of the field activities carried out in the Nabataean sites in Jordan.

Learn more on the web site.

2015 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

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2015 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is pleased to announce the opening of its application period and an expansion to thirty fellowships for 2015.   The Fellowship welcomes applications from individuals who want to make a difference in the world through service as Foreign Service officers in the U.S. Department of State.

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. (more…)

Professional Etiquette Dinner

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Professional Etiquette Dinner

The BYU Student Alumni Association is seeking alumni table hosts for its annual Professional Etiquette Dinner.

The event will be Tuesday, 11 November, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., in the Assembly Hall of the Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center.

Participants will receive professional etiquette instruction while enjoying a four-course meal. Alumni table hosts are encouraged to do the following:

• Model proper etiquette
• Converse with students
• Share personal and professional insights

If you are interested in serving as a table host, please click here. You may bring a guest, but we request nonstudent adults only. The registration price is $15. A portion of your cost will help keep the event affordable for participating students.

If you have questions, please contact us at (801) 422-8659 or studentalumni@byu.edu.

New Europe vs. Old Europe: What Can the EU Do in the Ukraine Crisis?

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New Europe vs. Old Europe: What Can the EU Do in the Ukraine Crisis?

+ DAAD Opportunities for Study and Research in Germany

Stefan Biedermann, deputy consul at the German Consulate in Los Angeles, will share his perspective on the Ukraine Crisis.

Hanni Geist from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in San Francisco will present the portion on student opportunities for study and research in Germany.

Their joint presentation will take place on Thursday, 30 October at 2:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Stefan Biedermann was appointed deputy consul at the German Consulate in Los Angeles in 2012. Since joining the German Foreign Service in 1993, Biedermann has served in Berlin, Japan, and Cameroon in consulates and in embassies.

Previously, he worked as a journalist and covered the fall of the wall and German reunification for Japanese TV in Berlin.

Born in the Bavarian countryside, Biedermann received MAs in history and Japanese studies from universities in Berlin, Kyoto, and Tokyo.

He and his wife are the parents of two children. His hobbies include reading, guitars, music, and pursuing an interest in the history of art.

ISIS, Ebola, and Bodies that Fell from the Sky: A View of Global Crises from the UN

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ISIS, Ebola, and Bodies that Fell from the Sky: A View of Global Crises from the UN

Somini Sengupta is the New York Times bureau chief for the United Nations and will present a lecture on Thursday, 30 October at noon in 238 HRCB.

In her current position, she covers stories on diplomats, warlords, and assorted mayhem. Sengupta’s previous assignments for the NYT include technology correspondent and bureau chief in both New Delhi and West Africa.

Her most recent article, “Venezuela Gets U.N. Seat; Turkey Is Denied,” (more…)