Grad Bulletin – Oct. 21

October 21, 2014

Hey MPACS Students! I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving long weekend last week. There’s some great opportunities that you’re going to want to check out!

HIGHLIGHTS

Events

  • CIC Talk “In Search of the Group of Seven” – Oct. 22
  • Author of my own story: Recognizing the words and choices of people without voices lecture – Oct. 23
  • 100 Years Since World War 1: Dictatorship and Democracy in an Age of Extremes – Oct. 28
  • Cinema Politica “Israel vs. Israel” – Oct. 29
  • Care, Compassion, and Mindfulness Conference – Nov. 7-9
  • Teaching Peace in the Face of Danger with Ziauddin Yousafzai – Nov. 12

Opportunities

  • Summer Peacebuilding Institute
  • Caux Scholars Program – Asia Plateau
  • World Renew Job Openings: Disaster Response Team Leader and Program Consultant

Awards

  • Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation 

Calls for Papers

  • Livelihoods, Sustainability, and Conflict Conference – deadline is Nov. 14

Resources


Events

Digital Howard: In Search of the Group of Seven

@ 7-9pm Oct. 22 in the Community Education Room, Conrad Grebel
cic logoThe Waterloo Regional Branch of CIC is hosting an evening discussion on interactivity and The Group of Seven, featuring Jarrett Sherman of Digital Howard, a digital entertainment company. Jarrett Sherman is the producer of a documentary on the Group of Seven, to be released Fall 2015. Seating is on a first come basis. For more information, contact: sylviaranson@gmail.com

Author of my own story: Recognizing the words and choices of people without voices

@ 4pm Oct. 23 in HH 1102 

elizabeth bloomfield_09Dr. Elizabeth Bloomfield will be presenting on the historical perceptions of persons with disabilities and the present challenges regarding the communication and decision-making rights of persons with severe disabilities. This is a free public lecture hosted by the Faculty of Arts. A reception will follow the presentation. For more information, visit the event page.

100 Years Since World War 1: Dictatorship and Democracy in an Age of Extremes

@ 5pm Oct. 28 in AL (Arts Lecture Hall) Rm. 113

100 years eventThree high-ranking European diplomats will be coming to the University for a panel discussion on recent European history and current developments in the region from their countries’ own perspectives:

  • Grzegorz Morawski, Consul General of the Republic of Poland
  • Jean François Casabonne Masonnave, Consul General of France
  • Walter Stechel, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany

Free parking is available in Lot HV (to the left of the University Ave. entrance). Mention “European diplomats” at the gate.  For more details, visit: https://uwaterloo.ca/arts/events/100-years-wwi-dictatorship-and-democracy-age-extremes.

Cinema Politica: Israel vs. Israel

israel vs israel documentary image@ 7pm Oct 29 at Princess Cinema
The documentary is a film about Jewish peace activists who stood up against 40 years of occupation and illegal settlements through their words and actions. The film screening will also be followed by a guest presentation from Dr. Sheryl Nestel of Independent Jewish Voices Canada. The ticket costs $5 and can be purchased online or at the door. 

Care, Compassion, and Mindfulness Conference

@ Nov. 7-9 in Cal Poly Pomona, Los Angeles
The Ahimsa Center is hosting the 6th biannual conference on nonviolence. This year’s theme is Care, Compassion  and Mindfulness. For more information or to register, visit their website. Advance registration for students is $90 and includes 3 lunches, 2 dinners, refreshment breaks, and access to all sessions. Single day tickets can also be purchased.

Teaching Peace in the Face of Danger with Ziauddin Yousafzai

@ 7:30 pm Nov. 12 in the Great Hall, Grebel
Note: Advance registration is required. Spaces are limited. 

Ziauddin Yousafzai will share his experiences as a teacher in the Swat Valley of Pakistan. As the father of Malala, the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, he knows the impact of violence and oppression. Hear about how her story has inspired girls to seek education and learn about the needs of peace curriculum in the context of unrest and injustice. PACS Director, Lowell Ewert will facilitate a panel discussion featuring Ahmad Shah, President of the Global Peace Council Pakistan.

The event is Sponsored by Global Peace Council of Canada, a participant in the Mennonite Savings and Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement And Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College.

Admission is free. Register here as soon as possible. Spaces are filling quickly!


Opportunities

Summer Peacebuilding Institute 

Applications for the 2015 Summer Peacebuilding Institute sessions are now open. The SPI 2015 takes place May 4 – June 12 at the Eastern Mennonite University. They are offering several new courses this year, from Developing Restorative Organizations, to Safe Communities, Safe Homes: Linking Public and Private Worlds.  For more information on the courses and the online application, visit their website: www.emu.edu/spiIf you’re interested in taking these courses for your MPACS degree, speak with Lowell Ewert or Kelly Brown. 

Caux Scholars Program – Asia Plateau

Deadline to apply: Oct. 30, 2014

caux scholars programThe Caux Scholars Program – Asia Plateau is a three week course for scholars to learn about conflict analysis and conflict resolution. The course also includes visits to local communities to watch peace-builders in the field. Check out the program here. The deadline to apply is Oct. 30!

 World Renew Job Openings

  1. The Disaster Response Team Leader, based in Burlington, ON, will be world renew logoresponsible for World Renew’s disaster response strategies. To be eligible, applicants must have a master’s degree. See the attached Job Description – Disaster Response Team Leader (PDF)  for complete details. The deadline to apply is Nov. 6, 2014. Submit your resume and cover letter to lchiarot@worldrenew.net.
  2. The Program Consultant, Mozambique is based in their regional office in Malawi, with travel to Mozambique. See the attached Program Consultant Mozambique – Job Description (PDF) for complete details. The deadline has been extended past Oct. 20, 2014. To apply, email your resume and cover letter to lchiarot@worldrenew.net.

For more details about the organization and these positions, visit their website: www.worldrenew.net/careers.


Awards

Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Just a heads up! This deadline has been extended until Monday, October 27, 2014. Successful candidates will receive $3,000 in financial awards and be given the opportunity to participate in the GRA debates at the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada office in Ottawa. More information is available here.


Call for Papers

Livelihoods, Sustainability, and Conflict

Deadline to submit: Nov. 14, 2014
Kennesaw State University’s Conflict Management Program is seeking proposals for its international conflict management conference “Livelihoods, Sustainability, and Conflict” to be held on April 17-18, 2015.  For more information on the conference and submission details visit: http://www.kennesaw.edu/conflict/2015conference/livelihoods.html.


Disclaimer: Events and opportunities above are not all endorsed by the PACS department; this bulletin includes opportunities that we think PACS students may be interested in but are not sponsored by PACS. Please use your own discretion to determine if an opportunity is right for you.

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