Workshop on gender and transformation, coordinated by Prof. Johnson

January 26

Eser Selen

artist and associate professor, Department of Visual Communication,

Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Namalie Jayasinghe

Ph.D., School of International Service at American University;

Women’s Rights Researcher, Oxfam, America

“Mapping Gender Equality and Violence Discourses in Turkey”


February 16

Catalina Florescu

Department of English and Modern Languages, Comparative Literature

Purdue University

“Back to Shame: A Talk About Reproduction and Violated Rights”


March 9

Natalie Cornett

Ph.D. candidate in Modern European History


“TV-PiS: The Right Wing Takeover of Polish Media from a Feminist Perspective”


March 26

***PLEASE NOTE: The following meeting is on MONDAY, at 5 P.M.***

Mieke Verloo

professor of Political Science, Comparative Politics, and Inequality Issues,

Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands

director, Multidisciplinary Research Hotspot, Gender and Power in Politics and Management; affiliated with Gender and Diversity Studies

“Understanding Varieties of Opposition to Gender Equality in Europe”


April 27

Olena Nikolayenko

associate professor of political science,

Fordham University

“Women on the Maidan: Gender and the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine”


Fridays, 4:30-6PM

NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

53 Washington Square South, 3rd floor




For more info, see



Announcing ICTJ’s 2018 Intensive Course on Transitional Justice and Peace Processes, Held in New York City

Given the positive feedback and enormous interest in the Intensive Course on Transitional Justice and Peace Processes held in Barcelona in October 2017, ICTJ is hosting a similar course in New York in March 2018. The course will continue to focus on practical examples of current, recent, or paradigmatic peace processes where the question of justice formed a significant part of the negotiating context. It will discuss and analyze country case studies, such as Colombia, South Sudan, Philippines, and Syria and raise a series of questions on substance, process, and participation.

Date and Location
March 5-9, 2018 at ICTJ Headquarters in New York City.

The program is targeted at mid-career and senior staff at multilateral agencies, governments, NGOs, foundations, and universities. Practitioners directly involved in countries dealing with peace processes are especially encouraged to apply.

Course Format
The course format includes a combination of lectures, small group discussions, and peer exchange of practical experiences.

Instructors include top level experts and practitioners, such as Fernando Travesi, Ruben Carranza, Howard Varney, Anna Myriam Roccatello, among other guest speakers. Participants will be sent selected reading materials in advance, and receive a comprehensive resource packet for future reference upon completion of the course.

This course will be taught in English and a high proficiency level is required to fully benefit from attendance.

Course Fee
The course fee is US $1,800. This fee includes course materials, refreshments, and lunch. It does not include the cost of traveling to/from New York, visa, accommodation, insurance, and other meals

Please note that this course requires a minimum number of participants. The course will be confirmed by February 5, once the minimum number of participants is met. Unfortunately, ICTJ cannot provide any scholarships or waivers for the course fees, but we can provide participants with letters of support in obtaining sponsorship, within the participant’s country of residence or work. We can provide logistical assistance and letters in support of participants’ visa applications upon request. Payment arrangement information will be included in acceptance letters.

If you have any questions about the application process, program, or logistics, please contact Kelen Meregali at

Full details available here.

Project Kesher Winter internship

Get involved with a non-profit before you graduate! Are you interested in women’s rights, international affairs, or Russian speaking countries? If so, apply for an intern position with Project Kesher in Manhattan, NY.

About Project Kesher:
Project Kesher – USA (PK) is the largest funder of Jewish women’s activism in Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine, as well as in the Russian-speaking community in Israel. Through PK’s support, Jewish women activists have organized 200 Jewish women’s groups and 90 interfaith coalitions reaching tens of thousands throughout the region.

About the Winter Development Intern Position:
The Development Intern position provides an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience in nonprofit fundraising, event planning, and other aspects of non-profit development. The intern will assist with updating CRM software and maintaining administrative tasks necessary for a non-profit. The intern will work one-on-one with PK’s Development Associate, Lily Katz.

Responsibilities Include:
-Assist in database management (i.e. updating contacts, generating reports)
-Research grant foundations and possible grants
-General administrative assistance
-Assist with other tasks or events as needed, including volunteer events.

Qualified Applicants Will:
-Knowledge of Salesforce a plus;
-Russian language a plus (but not necessary);
-Support women’s rights, and advocate for reproductive rights;
-Possess strong interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to make calls to a wide variety of people from donors to local businesses with comfort and confidence;
-Be a self-starter who is able to take initiative on individual projects;
-Possess strong organizational/multi-tasking skills, attention to detail and have an ability to meet deadlines on time;
-Possess ability to work well independently and in cooperative decision-making settings;
-Have a sense of humor!
Please note that this internship is unpaid, though we can discuss the possibility of receiving college credit.

If you are interested, please send resume and cover letter to Prof. Johnson ( ASAP who will review and forward to her contacts at the organizations.

Magner Center Event

The Magner Center is having an event on “CAREERS WITH A SOCIAL IMPACT,” Tuesday, November 28th at 12:30 pm in the Jefferson Williams Lounge of the Student Center.  The event will include recruiters from organizations like, Good Shepherd, New York State Labor Department, Council for Economic Education, ACLU, Department of Housing Preservation & Development, New York City Economic Development Corp, DCAS, Jumpstart, Brookdale Hospital Ambulatory Care Development, Uncommon Schools, and CORO NYC.