Grad student fellowship

Women, Peace and Security Policy & Research Fellowship for 2017-18

Applications are due by 11:59pm (Eastern) on Monday, 3 April 2017
Please note, we are unable to support work or student visas for this position, however, we welcome applicants who are in the United States under an existing student or research visa.
The Women, Peace and Security Policy & Research Fellowship, based in New York City, in the office of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security is an unpaid fellowship offered to current graduate students or professionals with expertise and background in gender, human rights, and international peace and security issues.
This fellowship is being offered beginning from June 2017 to May 2018. The goal of the fellowship is to engage students and young professionals in civil society efforts to advance the protection of women’s rights, and promotion of women’s participation in peace and security policy at the international level with a particular focus on the UN Security Council and UN Headquarters.
Fellows conduct research, write policy analysis, and contribute to policy advocacy initiatives on issues across the spectrum of peace and security. They interact with NGOWG members and have access to events and policy discussions on gender, peace and security issues within the NGO and UN community. Fellows receive a UN pass and are able to access events at UN Headquarters. Each fellow will work a minimum of three days in the NGOWG’s office.
Throughout their term, the staff and members of the NGOWG will engage fellows in ongoing policy research projects and offer a structured mentorship on mainstreaming policy developments in the women, peace and security field at the international level. The fellow’s work will be guided by the Program and Research Manager.
Fellows will have the opportunity to engage in an array of NGOWG projects and in the development of policy tools ranging from analytical briefs to focused policy recommendations. The environment is fast-paced with new projects and advocacy opportunities emerging without notice, so fellows should be able to work in a responsive, focused and high-performing manner.
For more information, including application instructions, please see:
The term of the fellowship is 9-12 months, beginning in either June or September 2017 and ending in May 2018. We are open to discussing different start dates / duration for highly qualified individuals. Should you have any questions regarding options for term length, please e-mail:
  • Currently be enrolled in a graduate program (MA, MS, PhD) or recently graduated with studies in international relations/affairs, international law, political science, public policy and administration, human rights, international development, international security, feminist theory, gender studies, or a related field;
  • Experience in feminist/gender analysis and specific expertise on issues related to gender and conflict is highly regarded; willingness to fill gaps in knowledge and/or experience through additional study is a positive;
  • Experience and/or demonstrated interest in policy analysis and research on international security is also highly regarded;
  • Background and/or demonstrated interest in the United Nations system, including experience gained as a result of academic study or experiential learning activities such as Model United Nations;
  • Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English with high level of writing proficiency;
  • Applicants must be able to commit to at least 3 full days per week for the duration of the fellowship (schedule can be negotiated and adapted as needed);
  • Computer proficiency in Windows environment (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and familiarity using Google Docs;
  • Experience working with websites, including WordPress is a plus;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, exceptional attention to detail, and ability to work quickly and efficiently;
  • Ability to speak additional languages, such as French, Spanish or Arabic an asset, but not required.
No phone calls please. If you have any questions please e-mail Thank you!

Journal of International Affairs

JIA Flyer 2017 Call

Brooklyn College Journal of International Affairs

Journal Submissions Wanted!

Let your voice be heard as part of an international community of scholars! Compromised of articles, editorials, essays, and various media, the Journal is actively seeking submission for the 2017 edition.

As the United States moves forward under the Trump administration there is a heightened level of concern and controversy over policies proposed and set into motion.  This edition of the Journal centers around the question: What is the impact of those policies? If you have answer, then you have a potential article.

In addition to being a part of the debate, here are a few reasons you should consider submitting:

  • Having your work published in the Journal can serve as an opportunity to showcase your talents to future employers
  • Your accepted submissions may serve as a writing sample, required by many employers, think-tanks, advocacy groups and NGO’s as part of the hiring process (furthermore useful for internship applications)
  • Submission to the journal provides a higher level of flexibility in your writing that is commonly limited by exterior constraints
  • Community: entries for the Journal are not limited to the college or even NYC; we have entries from all over the United States and the world to include a highly-motivated team in Germany who has co-authored this edition.

Topics of interest but not limited to: economy, foreign/domestic policy, legislation, identity, resistance, international community perspective, security, and paradigm shifts.

Deadline for Submission is: 15 April 2017  Word limit: 1800 words

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Know your Rights

on immigration

Can Customs and Border Patrol search my phone if I’m a US citizen? What if I get stopped by ICE at work and don’t have proof of citizenship?  These are some of the questions my students have asked me because they are justifiably apprehensive of stepped up enforcement.  Please come to the upcoming event (flier attached) where Shane Kadidal will do a Know Your Rights presentation and assess the constitutionality of Trump’s immigration proposal.  Historian Maria Cristina Garcia is a nationally renown expert in refugee policy; she will place Trump’s proposal in historical context.  Please see attached flyer for details.

Grad Scholarships

Good Afternoon Fellow Graduate Students,
The Graduate Student Organization would like to encourage students of the Brooklyn College graduate community to apply scholarship provided by CUNY’s University Student Senate.  The USS will be awarding the following scholarships to a student per scholarship category from each of the 24 campuses:
  • Ernesto Malave Merit Scholarship
  • Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarships for International Students
  • Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
  • Graduate Peer Mentoring Scholarship.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship please contact please thoroughly review and complete the scholarship application attached and submit the applications with supporting documents to the office of the VP of student Affairs in Boylan Hall room 2113.   If you have any questions or concerns please see the attached flyer and packet for the USS office contact information.

USS_Scholarship_2017flyer     2017 Scholarship Packet 2 


* Graduate student are eligible for all 4 scholarship categories.


Brooklyn College Graduate Student Organization Executive Board (GSO)
2900 Bedford Avenue
Student Center Building,Room 309

Brooklyn, NY, 11210

Internship Stipend

The Magner Career Center’s Pre-Law Career Team annually offers the Stanley Geen Internship Stipend Award.
To help us get the word out to students, we request that you briefly share the information and please tell your students if they need more information – go to the Career Center, 1303 James Hall.  
Potential recipients would include all students with academic excellence and financial need and will not be limited to students who self-identify as “pre-law.” So, this opportunity is open to “ALL” students not just pre-law.”
Please see the details below :
Award for 2017:  Stanley Geen Memorial Internship Award 
The recipient of the 2017 Stanley Geen Memorial Internship Award will receive $3,000 at the end of the academic semester to cover expenses related to participating in an internship placement.
Please see the flyer attached above.
Eligibility Requirements:
·         Establish financial need
·         3.2 minimum GPA overall (no exceptions)
·         Brooklyn College Junior and Senior students can apply
·         Student must be registered with the Magner Career Center.
·         Student must attend at least one Pre-Law seminar/ or career workshop
·         Demonstrate a strong interest in a legal, political, social impact careers, etc. (e.g., extracurricular activities and clubs related to career professions, participation in workshops and career/academic advisement sponsored by pre-Law Programs at Brooklyn College
 Deadline to apply:  March 17, 2017
 Students can fill-out an application at:
 All Letters of recommendation must be delivered via email as a pdf file to: with the department letterhead to Pamela Brown.

All are invited to Prof. Johnson’s monthly workshop at NYU

New York University

Center for New York University

Center for European and Mediterranean Studies and the Network of East-West Women

Gender and Transformation: Women in Europe Workshop *March 10th*


*Jennifer Ramme*

Ph.D. candidate, European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder,Germany ), Collegium Polonicum, Slubic, Research associate, Faculty of Cultural Studies, European University, Viadrina


*“Feminist Discourse, Nationalism, and

Women’s Popular Political Resistance in Poland Today”*


Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

285 Mercer St, 7th Floor

4:30 to 6:00pm

For more information, see