- Develop and deliver foundational-level and intermediate-level Area Studies seminars in English and/or a foreign language using Contractor-provided and/or Government-provided documentation, including assessment plans, instructor guides and student materials;
- Collaborate and coordinate with Area Studies Program Coordinators and Government personnel to ensure successful delivery of training;
- Conduct research to determine the best vehicle for providing the Area Studies training (academia, Government experts, private contractors, etc.);
- Research availability of online Area Studies foundational training and recommend to Government the inclusion into training roadmaps;
- Work as part of a teaching team, as required;
- Use classroom technology such as SmartBoard/Symposium, audio/video/DVD components, and computer applications, such as Microsoft Office;
- Collaborate and coordinate with stakeholders to ensure relevance and currency of curriculum;
- Analyze student feedback for courses in order to identify possible areas requiring change/improvement (content, speakers and/or other instructors, and delivery methodologies);
- Ensure learning assessments correlate with or directly support unit/topic/course objectives;
- Analyze feedback from Area Studies speakers and/or other instructors about the students and content in order to identify possible areas requiring change;
- Work with language and area studies experts across academic, federal and private sectors in order to keep abreast of best practices and make recommendations to Government; incorporate that information in curricula and in teaching practices;
- Collect, compile, and provide metrics regarding the curriculum to the Government;
- Tailor approaches in accordance with student learning styles and strategies;
a select number of opportunities in Europe and Eurasia, including the NATO Security Studies award in Belgium, remain open for new applications until Friday, 18 September 2015.
The NATO Security Studies award offers scholars the opportunity to spend one semester teaching and conducting research at the College of Europe in Brugge.
Candidates with background in international relations, international security studies, transatlantic studies, NATO security studies are particularly encouraged to consider this award. We also recommend that interested applicants visit the College of Europe’s web site.
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The Wagon Wheel: A Karmic Journey of Redemption
In March 1969, in the intersection of five canals in the Mekong Delta, I helped kill seven people in three sampans by directing artillery fire on them. Under the law of war, this was justifiable homicide. Years later, I realized that my actions had violated my own moral code, and I was overcome with guilt. Thus began my karmic journey of redemption.
James R. Holbrook is a clinical professor at the SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah and has taught courses on conflict resolution for many years, as well as training for judges and lawyers from a number of countries around the world. For more than three decades, Holbrook practiced law and has worked as a mediator and arbitrator. He fought in combat in Vietnam in 1969 and was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal for Valor.
Application link: https://blakemorefoundation.communityforce.com
Grants for college graduates, graduate students and working professionals for an academic year of advanced language study of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai, Burmese, and Khmer.
Tuition plus a stipend for travel, living and study expenses at eligible language programs
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
- Pursuing career that involves regular use of East/SE Asian language
- Received bachelor’s degree by start of grant
- Advanced level in the language
Eligible Language Programs
- Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama
- Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing
- International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei
- Similar programs in Korea and SE Asia
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The Council of the Americas Washington office seeks a student intern with office experience. This position provides the opportunity to work in the Washington policy community as well as unique exposure to influential government and business leaders from the Americas. Policy areas may include energy, trade, Asia–Latin America relations, technology, health, and others. Must have at least two years of college or university to qualify and be fluent in Spanish. To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume, and a 1–2 page English writing sample, preferably on a topic related to COA’s work, to Kezia McKeague at email@example.com. In your cover letter, please explain why you are a good fit for the position. Please include “Policy Internship” in the subject line and specify if you are applying for a spring, summer, or fall position.
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