Impact Iran, a project of Brooklyn College’s Human Rights in Iran Unit, is looking for student interns for this
Impact Iran (impactiran.org) is composed of 14 organizations, based in seven countries, working to promote civil, political, social, cultural and economic rights in our country through engagement with United Nations member states, the UN mechanisms, and through participation in intergovernmental processes. Some of our member organizations include Centre for Supporters of Human Rights, founded by Noble Peace Laureate, Shirin Ebadi; Article 19; International Campaign for Human Rights; and Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort (ECPM), founders of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.
The student will intern closely with the UN Advocacy Officer in New York. The intern will monitor the work of the United Nations in New York, perform various short- and long-term research assignments, liaise with member-states, and assist with campaign strategy around the UNGA. Ideally, the candidate will be available for 15-20 hours per week from mid-September to mid-December.
Applicants should have a strong interest in some combination of international human rights, international relations, and engaging with civil society for social change. Applicants should demonstrate precise attention to detail, the ability to follow instructions, conscientiousness about checking one’s own work, a positive attitude, a proactive approach, and good judgment. French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, or Persian language skills a plus but not required.
Please send a resume and reference (name and contact) to Mani Mostofi (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Neda Shahidyazdani (email@example.com). The internship is unpaid but can be done for Brooklyn College credit.
UN Day celebration at Brooklyn Borough Hall.
The date this year is October 26, with a special focus on climate change. This free event should be lively and interesting, with an expert panel, discussion, networking, plus a buffet-reception and live music. With participation by NGOs, community groups and activists, the event can promote community collaborations along with awareness about the UN and action on Sustainable Development Goals such as addressing climate change.
New York University Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
and the Network of East-West Women
Gender and Transformation: Women in Europe Workshop
Fall 2016 Schedule
Fridays 4:30 to 6:00 pm, the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies 285 Mercer St., 7th Floor
September 16: Aušra Park, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Siena College
“Shattering the Glass Ceiling in Eastern Europe: The Rise of Female Presidents (Lithuania, Latvia, Kosovo, Croatia)”
October 7: Fabio Mattiolli, Faculty Fellow, Center for European & Mediterranean Studies, New York University
“Manhood and Authoritarian Financialization in Macedonia”
Nov 11: Victoria Apostol, Founder, the Group of Feminist Initiatives, Moldova
“The Rise of Religious Populism in Eastern Europe”
Dec 9 : Marina Kingsbury, Lecturer, Political Science, University of AL at Huntsville
“Let’s Have More Russian Babies: How Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Shapes Family Policy in Russia”
Preparing to study abroad? The Office of International Education & Global Engagement is pleased to announce that we are hosting a scholarship writing workshop! This event will be held in 1108 Boylan Hall from 12:30PM – 2:00PM on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
Learn about scholarships and stipends that are available for study and research abroad. Learn the key points of a winning scholarship application and increase the quality of your written proposals. Practice with professionals and receive insider tips from IEGE. For more information and/or to RSVP, please contact the Office of International Education & Global Engagement at 718-951-5189 or visit http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/internationaleducation.
This workshop is open to all students, but is in high-demand and limited to 20 participants. We hope to see you there!
Watch this space for all information about the 2017 graduation, which is for anyone receiving their degree in Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017. You will also be receiving a monthly e-newsletter from the Commencement Team, which is their primary way of communicating all details. So you should ensure that their e-mail addresses are updated in CUNYfirst. And if you do not receive the e-newsletter, please subscribe by contacting us.
How Do You Know If You Are Eligible to Graduate?
To participate in the 2017 Brooklyn College Commencement Exercises, students should have met all requirements for graduation or will meet all requirements for graduation by September 1, 2017
. Students can determine if they have met or will meet the requirements through the graduation auditing process by filing through CUNYfirst
Students who are completing their degree requirements in fall 2016 must file for graduation by September 15, 2016.
Students who anticipate completing their degree requirements in the spring 2017 semester (June 1, 2017 graduation date) must file for graduation by February 15, 2017.
Students who anticipate completing their degree requirements in the summer 2017 semesters (September 1, 2017 graduation date) must file for graduation by May 15, 2017.
Save the Dates
Master’s Ceremony I: Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
Master’s Ceremony II: Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
: Candidates who need special accommodations for themselves or their guests should contact the Commencement Team
. Brooklyn College does not provide wheelchairs. Individuals are responsible for bringing their own. Students should confer with their guests in advance about any accommodations to avoid accessibility difficulties.
Purchasing Commencement Cap, Gown, and Stole
To participate in the commencement ceremonies, you must purchase and wear a Brooklyn College cap and gown (and, as a master’s students, a stole). Commencement wear is available at the Brooklyn College Bookstore
When and Where Can You Pick up Your Diplomas?
After the commencement ceremonies, the Office of the Registrar
will notify students by e-mail when their diplomas are available and will provide them with the information they will need to claim it. To make sure you receive that message, please make sure that your correct e-mail address is on file in CUNYfirst
The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) of Brooklyn College will host a Fall 2016 graduate student mixer – watch this space for details. Give school work a break and come network with fellow BC colleagues while enjoying free food, entertainment, and a chance to get Brooklyn College giveaways! In the Student Center Penthouse from 6:30 to 10:00 pm. Details here:
The college is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 professional development fund for masters students. Please see Scholarships & Funding page on this blog for details and application form.