Grad Bulletin – Feb. 24

February 24, 2015

Events

  • MEDA Mingle – Feb. 26
  • Rising Powers: Power Shifts in Global Goverance – Mar. 5
  • Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention – Mar. 6
  • 2015 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference – Mar. 27 – 28

Opportunities

  • Internship Opportunities with Witness for Peace Southeast
  • Canadian School of Peacebuilding
  • BIU International Summer Program: Identity-Based Conflict Resolution
  • India for Transformation’s School Turnaround Project
  • Job Position at Centre for Social Innovation

events

Mennonite Economic Development Associates Mingle
@ 7 – 10pm, Feb. 26, Heuther Hotel Billiards Room 
medaMEDA and Grebel students are hosting a MEDA Mingle at the Heuther. It will be an opportunity to get to know others than are interested in international development, social justice, business, finance, and those that want to make a positive difference in the world. Free food will be provided! For more information or to register, visit the event page.

Rising Powers: Power Shifts in Global Governance
@ 12 – 7:30 pm, Mar. 5, DC 1304
PSCI Graduate Student Conference 2015The 2015 Graduate Political Science Committee presents a conference exploring power shifts in global governance, such as the fate of the BRICS nations and shifts in agriculture and food industries. Free food will be provided!

Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention
@ 12 – 1 pm, Mar. 6, Balsillie School 1-43
Professor Autesserre will be presenting on her book, Peaceland, where she explores an explanation for why international peace interventions often fail to reach their full potential. A light lunch will be served. for more details, visit the event page.

2015 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference
@ Mar. 27- 28, University of Notre Dame

This year’s conference will focus on the theme “Persisting Challenges, New Frontiers”. This is a free conference but pre-registration is required. The Deadline to register is Mar. 20. For more information, visit their website.


Opportunities

Internship Opportunities with Witness for Peace Southeast

witness for peaceWitness for Peace Southeast has internships available in the areas of:
– Speakers tour intern
– Pilgrimage for Peace & Justice intern
– Fundraising intern
– Data management intern
If you’re interested in more information, visit their website or e-mail rreist@uwaterloo.ca.  

Job Position at the Centre for Social Innovation
Deadlines to apply: Mar. 15 
The Centre for Social Innovation is seeking a Director of Impact & Partnership to manage programs that further help CSI members to accelerate their growth and to create a more efficient and effective social innovation sector in Ontario. For more information, visit their website.

Canadian School of Peacebuilding
Join local, national and international practitioners and students of peace, justice and development and take your choice of five-day courses for academic credit or professional development at the seventh, annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding. 2015 course offerings are:cmu

Session I: June 15 -19, 2015
Women and Peacebuilding
Youth Voices and Peace Activism
Human Rights and Peace

Session II: June 22-26, 2015
Train the Trainer: Working for Conflict Transformation
Friendship and Peace: The Blackfoot Way
The Justice of God: Questions of Justice in the Bible and the World
Peace Psychology

Register online or using the PDF form at http://csop.cmu.ca/index.php/registration/.  For more information, check out our website at csop.cmu.ca, e-mail at csop@cmu.ca.

BIU International Summer Program: Identity-Based Conflict Resolution
@ July 5 – 30, 2015, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. 
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis interdisciplinary summer program provides students the opportunity to earn 11 graduate academic credit and a certificate in 4 weeks. It also  includes internships with peace NGOs and leading think tanks. Applications are open to holders of undergraduate / graduate degrees, current advanced undergraduate students, and current graduate students. This flyer provides further information, including tuition, course details and contact information.

India for Transformation’s School Turnaround Project
IPTIFT is an India-based social enterprise, seeking interns for their School Turnaround Project. Participants will assume a Directorial role of a distressed school in India, and with extensive mentoring support, re-build the school’s ecosystem with a team of other volunteers.  For more information, visit their website.


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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