Study Abroad News

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
The next study abroad scholarship cycle is coming! Prepare for scholarship applications for January 2018 (winter-intersession) and Spring 2018!
Study Abroad Scholarship Deadlines for Winter/Spring 2018:
–       The Furman Fellows Scholarship for Study Abroad – October 15th
–       Study Abroad Scholarship Association (SASA) Scholarship – October 15th
–       Chancellor’s Global Scholarship for Study Abroad – October 2017
–       The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship – October 3rd
–       Freeman Asia Scholarship – opens early September 2017
–       The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study – December 30th
–       Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) – January 10th 2018
–       Fulbright Grants – October 6th
Find additional information on study abroad scholarships:
http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/international/scholarships.php

*NEW* Excelsior Scholarship:  Earn credits during study abroad to qualify for the NEW New York State Excelsior Scholarship: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants-scholarships-awards/the-excelsior-scholarship.html

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Call for Summer and Fall Interns for the Human Rights in Iran Unit: Due May 8

The Human Rights Iran Unit at Brooklyn College is calling for applications to be interns for the Summer and Fall semesters.  More details on the project and the application are here: https://bcpolscima.wordpress.com/human-rights-in-iran-unit/.  It is a chance to be a part of the real work of international affairs and global justice.  Applications are due by May 8, and we ask all interested students to attend an event being held by the Unit on May 10 at 2:15PM on campus (more info to follow soon).

 

No Ban, No Wall: April 27

No Ban, No Wall: The Struggle for Immigrant Rights Under Trump
 
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April 27, 12:30-2pm
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Yasmine Kamel- Activist-Bay Ridge for Social Justice “Building a Movement to End Islamophobia.”
 
Luiza Tanuri- Youth Organizer- Make the Road “Immigrant Organizing in the Times of Trump.”
 
Sami Disu- Independent Journalist- “True Inclusion Still Elusive In New York’s Pro-Immigrant Mobilization.”

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: http://www.womenpeacesecurity.org/policy-research-fellowship/
 
Term
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: fellowship@womenpeacesecurity.org.
Qualifications
  • 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 fellowship@womenpeacesecurity.org. 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

Questions? Email Us At international_affairs@aol.com

Or visit Us At: https://bcpolscima.wordpress.com

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.