Monthly Archives: May 2011

Moscow Summer School in Human Rights, Application Deadline May 20


The Russian Consortium on joint master’s programme in human rights is proud to present its first common Moscow Summer School in Human Rights which will take place in Moscow from 20 to 25 June 2011.

The Moscow Summer School is organized in partnership with the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia.

Being a key element of the implementation of the joint master’s programme in human rights the Moscow School aims to provide participants with a framework of understanding what are human rights and what is the human rights development in different regions around the world.

The Moscow Summer school’s aims include:

–          Raising Awareness on human rights issues;

–          Networking: brining graduate students, doctorates, practitioners, professors from all over the world;

–          Pitching: participants learn how to develop their ideas into projects and how to pitch them.

It is expected that Moscow summer school will bring together around 50 participants from all over the world. In addition to providing participants with new skills and knowledge this pilot project is a direct follow-up to the model of the EIUC Summer School in human rights. To achieve this goal such professors as Prof. Shane Darcy from the Irish Centre for Human Rights of the National University of Ireland, Prof. Mozetic, Vinícius Almada, President of the Latin America International University Center (Brazil), Prof. Felipe Gomez from the Institute of Human Rights of the University of Deusto, Prof. Brice Dickson, Director of the Human Rights Centre, School of Law, Queen’s University in Belfast and others have been invited to lecture during the Summer School. The opening lecture will be given by the Senior Human Rights Adviser UN Country Team – Russian Federation Dirk Hebecker and many other famous practitioners in human rights.

Within the framework of the Moscow summer school the Roundtable “Protection of reporters’ rights” will be organized. The event will be hold in the A.D. Sakharov’s Museum in Moscow. It is expected to involve the  practitioners into the disputes.

We invite everyone to attend the Moscow Summer School in Human Rights (participation is free of charge).

More detailed information you can find on the webs site of the first Russian joint master’s programme in human rights:

If you wish to participate in the School please fill out the registration form and send it back to the organizers at with your CV by 20 May, 2011, after that the availability is not guaranteed.


Moscow Summer School

20-25 June 2011

19 June (Sunday) – arrival

20 June (Monday)

10:00-10:30     Opening ceremony

10:30-11:00     coffee-break

11:00 –12:30   lecture of Dirk Hebecker (Senior Human Rights Adviser UN Country Team in the Russian Federation)

12:30-13:00     coffee-break

13:00-14:00     lecture of Dirk Hebecker (Senior Human Rights Adviser UN Country Team in the Russian Federation)

14:00 – 15:00 lunch

15:00 – 17:00 Extraterritorial Obligations in the Field of Economics, Social and Cultural Rights (1 lecture) and Business and Human Rights (1 lecture) (Prof. Felipe Gomez, Spain)

17:00 – 18:30 Reception at PFUR

21 June (Tuesday)

09:30-11:30     the Inter-American system for protecting rights, and the work of National Human Rights Institution (Prof. B. Dickson, UK) – 2 lectures

11:30-12:00     coffee-break

12:00-13:30     the role of human rights treaty bodies in encouragement of States to promote human rights (Prof. Aslan Abashidze)

13:30 – 14:30 lunch

14:30 – 15:45 Russian professor (Protection of children’s human rights)

15:45 – !6:00 break

16:00 – 17:00 seminar/workshop (Prof. Felipe Gomez)

17:00 – 17:30 coffee-break

22 June (Wednesday)

09:30-11:30     Prof. John J. Cleary (USA) – 2 lectures (short break included)

11:30-12:00     coffee-break

12:00-14:00     “International Criminal Justice” (Prof. Shane Darcy, Ireland)

14:00 – 15:00 lunch

15:00 – 16:00 seminar/workshop (Prof. B. Dickson)

16:45 – 16:30 coffee-break

Reception at OHCHR office in Russia

23 June (Thursday)

09:30-11:30     Introduction to HR in Latin America (Prof. Vinicius Almada, Brazil) – 2 lectures

11:30-12:00     coffee-break

12:00-14:00     Russian lecturer (Protection of women’s human rights)

13:30 – 14:30 lunch

14:30 – 15:30 seminar/workshop (Prof. Shane Darcy)

15:30 – 16:00 break

16:00 – 17:00 seminar/workshop (Prof. John J. Cleary)

17:00 – 17:30 coffee-break

24 June (Friday)

09:30-11:30     Russian lecturer

11:30-12:00     coffee-break

12:00-13:30     Russian lecturer

13:30 – 14:30 lunch

14:30 – 15:30 seminar/workshop (Prof. Vinicius Almada)

17:00-19:00  Roundtable in the D.A. Sakharov’s museum on the Protection of journalists’ human rights”

25 June (Saturday)

10:00 -11:00 Certificate ceremony award

11:00 – 13:00 Protocol event at PFUR



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D.9. Discover Georgia Tour, Georgia Chant

Join Georgian Chant this year on the Discover Georgia tour through an exploration of the strikingly beautiful countryside featured as the cradle of wine cultivation. See the ways in which locals still make pure delicious wine in ancient buried amphoras, take guided trips to 6-12th century Christian monasteries, medieval fortresses, and Persian bathhouses, and of course, who can resist the wonderful singing, dining, and hospitality of modern Georgia! Don’t delay, be in touch.

Dates: June 23rd – July 2nd

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Russian Lecturer, Iowa State University

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Iowa State University is seeking a part-time lecturer to instruct Russian language and culture courses at the first- and second-year levels. Possibility of teaching one or more courses in English on Russian culture. Required qualifications: Master’s degree in Russian, Russian Studies with an emphasis on Russian language and/or culture, or closely related field. Demonstrated native or near-native fluency in Russian and English. Evidence of successful experience teaching undergraduate students in Russian language. Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in Russian or Russian Studies with experience teaching both lower- and upper-division courses in language and culture; experience teaching Russian Studies courses in English. Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Proposed start date: 08/16/2011. To ensure consideration, submit application by 05-23-2011.

Complete job description, along with application instructions, is available

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Claudia Mueller at or call 515-294-9396.

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23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS): The Global Baltics: The Next Twenty Years, Proposals Deadline October 1

First Call for Papers
23rd Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS):
The Global Baltics: The Next Twenty Years

April 26–28, 2012, Chicago, Illinois
The bi-annual Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies conference welcomes papers, panels, and roundtable presentations in fields related to the Baltic region, its countries, and populations within those countries, including minorities. Contributions are encouraged from disciplines including, but not limited to, the following: anthropology, architecture, business, communication and media, cultural studies, demography, economics, education, environment, ethnic relations, film studies, fine arts, gender studies, geography, history, international relations, law, linguistics, literature, memory, political science, psychology, public health, religion, sociology, and advancing Baltic studies. Interdisciplinary and comparative work is welcome.

Graduate students, both Master and Ph.D., are encouraged to submit proposal.

Paper and panel proposals must include an abstract of no more than 250 words and a one- to
two-page curriculum vitae. These materials should be sent to the appropriate divisional chair. Interdisciplinary papers can be
sent to one divisional chair according to the author’s judgment:

Divisions and Chairs
Advancing Baltic Studies
Olavi Arens

Aesthetics, Creativity and Culture
Vilius Rudra Dundzila

Neringa Klumbytė

Business and Economics
Kenneth Smith

Business ethics and corporate social responsibility
Randy Richards

Communication and Media
Andris Straumanis

Kara Brown

Environment and Public Health
Robert Smurr

Ethnic Minorities in the Baltic
Mara Lazda

Tiina Ann Kirss

History and Memory
Bradley Woodworth

Dzintra Bond

Kevin Karnes

Daiva Markelis

Political Science, International Relations, Law
Daunis Auers

Dace Veinberga

Sociology, Psychology, Demography
Daina S. Eglitis

Deadline for proposals: October 1, 2011.
Date and place of the conference: April 26-28, 2012, Chicago, Illinois.
Registration information will be available on the website (coming soon). All presenters must be AABS members in good standing.
More information will be coming soon on AABS website:
Questions regarding the conference might be addressed to the Conference Chair Giedrius Subačius (University of Illinois at Chicago) at

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