Brigham Young University

Middle East Studies/Arabic

Language Training Supervisor Opportunity

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Language Training Supervisor Opportunity

Application deadline: Monday, 15 June

This is an opportunity in the Slavic, Pashto, and Persian Languages (SPP) Division within the School of Language Studies (SLS) in the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State. The successful candidate will manage several (non-Russian) Slavic language programs and must pass certifications to administer and score official proficiency tests. Using professional linguistic skills, the language training supervisor will manage and direct a long-term training program; recruit, train, and develop language and culture instructors; and monitor language training program(s) to bring students to high levels of language proficiency. To apply, visit the web site.

Program Assistant, MENA Region

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Program Assistant, MENA Region

The International Development Law Organization  (IDLO) is seeking a program assistant for the MENA Region based in Amman, Jordan. See the job posting for responsibilities and requirements for the job, as well as application instructions.

IDLO enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. We contribute to creating stable and inclusive societies where every person can live free from fear and want, in dignity and under the rule of law.

What’s All the Fighting About?: The Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

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What’s All the Fighting About?: The Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

Thomas Zeitzoff and Daphna Canetti will jointly present this look at current events on  Thursday, 12 March at 11:00 a.m. in 250 SWKT.

Zeitzoff is an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University.  His research examines why individuals participate in political violence, why groups fight, and the political and psychological effects of exposure to violence. As part of his research, he has conducted extensive fieldwork and survey research in Israel, Mexico, and Turkey. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and has appeared or is forthcoming in Electoral Studies, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the American Political Science Review. Zeitzoff received a PhD in politics from New York University.

Canetti is an associate professor of political science at the University of Haifa. Her research Read More…

After the Arab Spring

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After the Arab Spring

Marc Lynch will deliver this Distinguished Lecture in International Affairs on Tuesday, 24 February at 7:30 p.m. in the Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center.

Lynch is a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, where he is the director of the Institute for Middle East Studies and of the Project on Middle East Political Science.

He also is a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a contributing editor at the Monkey Cage blog for Read More…

Washington, D.C. Summer Internship Program

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Washington, D.C. Summer Internship Program

25 May–31 July 2015
Application deadline: Friday, 27 February 2015

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations’ Washington, D.C. Summer Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship in the nation’s capital. The program features a demanding mix of professional involvement, intellectual challenge, career exploration, and cultural encounters designed to provide interns with a rich and varied experience during their time in Washington.

•    Professional workplace experience: Interns are placed with one of over a dozen Near East and Arab world-related organizations in Washington, D.C., where they are expected to work 35–40 hours/week under the direct supervision of their host organizations.
•    Academic seminars: Interns take part in twice-weekly seminar sessions designed to provide them with greater depth of knowledge about the Arab world, to underscore the cultural, economic, and political diversity of Arab states, and to explore the intricacies of Arab-U.S. relations. There will be a particular emphasis, though not exclusively, on Arabia and the Gulf.
•    Site visits: Interns receive a behind-the-scenes look at many of the central institutions of federal government, national security policymaking, international diplomacy, and international business. Read More…