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US Embassy Policy Specialist Program in Ukraine with IREX

2011-2012 FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY

US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program in Ukraine

 

IREX is pleased to announce the competition for the 2011-12 US Embassy Policy Specialist (EPS) Program in Ukraine.

Deadline: July 15, 2011

EPS provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals for up to eight weeks to serve US Embassies in Eurasia as policy specialists on a chosen topic and pursue their own research project independently. The EPS fellowship covers the cost of travel and in-country housing and provides a stipend for living expenses.

The EPS program is currently accepting applications for the following field only:

Ukraine (US Embassy, Kyiv)

 

Environmental Studies/Public Health: The US Embassy in Kyiv seeks a specialist to research highly contaminated sites across Ukraine and their potential impact on environment and human health. The candidate will work to catalogue the contaminated sites and assess the level of threat to environment and human health. He/she will select a sample of sites for on-site analysis, will analyze the Government of Ukraine’s overall strategy and emergency response plan related to the sites, and will develop a list of recommendations on how to address these issues in Ukraine. The researcher will work with counterparts within the government, academia and non-governmental organizations to accomplish these tasks.

 

Requested Fellowship Length: Two months

Qualifications unique to this placement: Russian or Ukrainian language highly desirable.

The EPS application and instructions are available on the IREX website:

http://www.irex.org/application/us-embassy-policy-specialist-program-eps-application

Completed applications are due no later than July 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm.

 

Scholars and professionals with advanced degrees (PhD, MA, MS, MFA, MBA, MPA, MLIS, MPH, JD, MD) and US citizenship are eligible to apply for the EPS program.

 

Questions may be addressed to the EPS program staff at eps@irex.org or by telephone at 202-942-9111.

The EPS program is funded by the United States Department of State Title VIII Program

 

 

 

Posted in: Job Postings, Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.)

Russian Language Courses at Baikal National University of Economics and Law (BNUEL) in Irkutsk, Russia

Baikal National University of Economics and Law (BNUEL), Irkutsk, Russia, is planning to organize courses of Russian language for foreign students held on the premises of the university and given by professors of our university. These courses are intended for a wide audience ranging from complete beginners to advanced speakers. The length of the courses varies from 2 weeks to 10 months, corresponding to different levels of the desired language proficiency. BNUEL may also offer theme-based courses devoted to the country study, regional economy, the basics of national law, and other subjects lying in the scope of the university profile.

Classes for beginning level students as well as the Exchange Education program will begin on September 1st 2011 and finish on June 30th 2012.

Visit http://russian.isea.ru/ for more information about BNEUL and details regarding its exchange programs.

Posted in: Resources (Funding, Study Abroad, Internships, etc.)

The 6th Annual Silk Road Conference and Exhibition

SAVE THE DATE
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20TH 2011

THE CENTRAL ASIAN PRODUCTIVITY RESEARCH CENTER

IN COOPERATION WITH

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

WORLD TRADE CENTER ILLINOIS

TURKISH AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY – MIDWEST

CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO

THE 6th ANNUAL SILK ROAD CONFERENCE
AND EXHIBITION

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20TH 2011
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Kent College of Law Conference Center
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

565 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60611

For sponsorship, registration, and detailed conference information
please email info@silkroadconference.org

Posted in: Calls for Papers and Upcoming Conferences

PBS Premiere of My Perestroika

My Perestroika is an intimate look at the last generation of Soviet children. Five classmates go from living sheltered childhoods to experiencing the hopes of Gorbachev’s reforms and the confusion of the USSR’s dissolution, to searching for their places in today’s Moscow. With candor and humor, the punk rocker, single mother, entrepreneur and married teachers paint a picture of the challenges, dreams and disappointments of those raised behind the Iron Curtain. Through first-person testimony, verité footage and vintage home movies, this beautifully crafted documentary reveals a Russia rarely seen on film.

The film is part of POV, a social issues documentary film series on PBS. Its television premiere will take place on June 28th. To find times and local channels for the premiere visit http://www.pbs.org/pov/myperestroika/. My Perestroika will also be screened in theaters around the country this summer. For a list of screening locations and times visit http://myperestroika.com/screenings/. The film will be shown in the Chicago area at the Music Box Theater and at the Wilmette Theater through June 30th.

Posted in: Chicago Events, Uncategorized

Chicago YIVO’s Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture

Chicago Yivo is holding events related to Yiddish Culture in multiple Chicago-area locations through August as part of its Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture. Events include film screenings, lectures, and musical performances. Visit http://www.chicagoyivo.org/index.php to download a complete schedule of events.

Posted in: Chicago Events