2ft Prosthetics, the 2010 winner of the Ballard Center’s Social Venture Competition, is seeking an international outreach project manager who is a passionate, motivated individual. The volunteer intern will organize logistics for international outreach projects in the South Pacific/Asia and collaborate with international partners for approximately five to ten hours per week.
His Excellency Ali’ioaiga Feturi Elisaia, Samoan ambassador to the U.S., will address “Samoa in a Globalized World: The Necessity to adapt in a Changing Environment to Remain Relevant” on Wednesday, 27 March at 2:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.
Elisaia has been the Samoan ambassador to the U.S. and to the UN since 2003 and has had diverse experience representing his government in a wide range of professional activities including previous service as assistant chief executive officer, Corporate and Support Services, in the Samoan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2001‒03), co-director of the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Samoa (1988‒2001), and deputy secretary for foreign affairs (1984‒88). Read More…
Application deadline: Wednesday, 23 January 2013
On 2 March 2012 the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the launch of a new fellowship program designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development. The Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship seeks to prepare young people for careers in international development as Foreign Service officers in the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities leading to employment in USAID. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master’s program Read More…
“Connecting Communities of Discourse: How the Judiciary, Academia, Government, and International Institutions Further the Work of Religious Freedom”
Sunday–Tuesday, 4–6 October
This year’s symposium will bring together scholars, judges, and government and religious leaders from more than forty countries to discuss challenges and successes in implementing principles of religious liberty worldwide. Read More…
East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
East-West Center students develop lifelong relationships and a powerful sense of community with others who share an interest in the Asia Pacific region. The East-West Center offers a wide variety of both short- and long-term programs for individuals. Read More…
"The Migration Myth: How Turkey and Hungary Have Anti-Immigration Policies Without Immigrants," Umut Korkut, lecturer, Glasgow Caledonian University, NOON, 238 HRCB, see flyer
"End-of-Semester Party and 'Write-for-Rights' Global Letter-Writing Campaign," 7:00 P.M., 3714 HBLL; hang with the awesome BYU Amnesty family (i.e., FAMnesty!), help write letters on several key issues, and eat.
"Crossing a Frontier by Exposing Yourself to New Ideas: Why the Search for Truth is the Hallmark of an Academic’s Life," Ralph B. Brown, professor of sociology, BYU, 3:00 P.M., 238 HRCB, see flyer
16th Annual Inquiry Conference, advanced call: Monday, 18 November; final call: Friday, 10 January 2014; the Inquiry Conference is an annual forum that allows students, faculty, and the public to come together to discuss academic questions regarding international topics, such as national identity, micro-financing, and post-colonialism, see flyer
"Religion, Terror, and Error: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagement," Douglas M. Johnston, president and founder, International Center for Religion & Diplomacy, 7:00 P.M., Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Westminster College, learn more
"Hamlet, Prince of Grief," a loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy, performed in Farsi with English supertitles, Thu–Sat, 23–25 Jan, Margetts Theatre
"The Politics and Culture of Relief and Reconstruction: Post-Earthquake Haiti," Amy Wilentz, contributing editor, Nation Magazine; professor of English, University of California, Irvine, 7:00 P.M., Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Westminster College, learn more