Study Abroad Scholarship Writing Workshop

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 12:30 – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

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, 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. We hope to see you there!

Spring 2015 Graduation: Filing Deadline is February 15

The deadline to file for students who will fulfill their degree requirements in Spring ’15 (June 1, 2015 graduates) is FEBRUARY 15, 2015.  If students miss the deadline, they will be unable to file for June 1ST graduation. Failure to file by the deadline may delay graduation and may also impact their ability to participate in the Commencement Exercises.  All graduate students currently in attendance are eligible to file online.  If students filed for graduation in a previous semester but did not meet all degree requirements at that point, they will need to re-file for graduation.

Filing deadlines for the rest of the academic year are as follows:
-Students who will fulfill their degree requirements in Summer ’15 (September 1, 2015 graduates) should file by May 15, 2015.

Information about the Commencement Exercises in May can be found at www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/commencement

Human Rights Clinic

Mini-Clinic with the Human Rights in Iran Unit:  Twenty-First Century Tricks of the Trade for Running a Human Rights Campaign

Please join us for an invaluable opportunity to learn about international human rights in practice.  Brooklyn College’s Human Rights in Iran Unit (HRIU), which provides support for the United Nations, will be providing invaluable insight for anyone interested in a career in international politics and human rights.  Tuesday, February 24, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  City University of New York – 25 Broadway, New York, 7th Floor Auditorium

Almost everyone these days seems to be behind the idea of human rights.  But how can advocates move human rights issues to the front and center of policy debates?  How can advocates get states and international organizations to promote and enforce rights?

This three-hour mini-clinic–by human rights professionals with years of experience working for the United Nations, governments, and top human rights NGOs–is a practicum on how advocates can set their goals, frame their messages, and spread the word, especially through online campaigning using diaspora communities.  At the practicum, you will help craft and translate policy ideas for different target audiences, from journalists to lawmakers to the general public. And then you will walk through the process of structuring a human rights campaign.

By the end of the clinic, you will be able to:  Formulate a policy objective for any human rights issue; Locate stakeholders and points of influence; Choose your advocacy strategy and activities to further your objectives; Use media and social media to amplify your message.  This practicum will provide you with the practical aspects of human rights work that major human rights and international organizations value.  If you are studying international affairs or are planning a career that promotes human rights, this clinic is for you.

The event will be conducted by the Human Rights in Iran unit, which provides research support for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran.  The unit is affiliated with the International Affairs Masters Program at the Department of Political Science at Brooklyn College.  The clinic is open to advanced undergraduates, MA, and PhD students or professionals at any NYC-metro areas institutions or organization.   Registration is required by February 23 by emailing your name to politicalscience@brooklyn.cuny.edu.