Brigham Young University

Middle East Studies/Arabic

DC Summer Internship Program

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DC Summer Internship Program

Program dates: 30 May–4 August
Application deadline: Friday, 24 February

The National Council on U.S.–Arab Relations’ 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.

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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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INSS Internship Opportunities Fall 2015

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INSS Internship Opportunities Fall 2015

Application deadline: Friday, 14 August

The Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, D.C., is now accepting applications for its fall semester 2015 Internship Program. They offer unpaid internships in a variety of areas pertaining to national security and international affairs. All INSS interns provide substantive research assistance to our Senior Fellows and Staff, as well as have the opportunity to participate in Defense Department and Interagency meetings and events. Currently they are offering internship opportunities in three areas. Download the PDFS to learn about the Middle East Energy Internship, the South Asia-Near East Internship, or the Western Hemisphere Internship.

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…