Vacancy Announcement: Wayne State College

Instructor/Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and/or Asian History

Department of History, Politics, and Geography of Wayne State College (Nebraska)

Review of applications will begin in March and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, advising, scholarship, and service to the department, school, and college. Doctorate preferred and required for tenure.

Wayne State College is rapidly emerging into one of the most dynamic,
small, regional public colleges in the Midwest, located in Northeast Nebraska,
close to Sioux City, Iowa and within two hours drive to Sioux Falls,
Omaha and Lincoln. With a student population around 3,500, the college is
a focal point and catalyst in Northeast Nebraska, not only for education but
also for community and economic development, the arts, and cultural activity. Strong leadership, steady enrollment, a renewed focus on student development and teaching, and several recently completed building projects are indicators of the College’s vitality.

Call for Applications: German-Turkish Masters Program in Social Sciences

Middle East Technical University of Ankara, Turkey & Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany.

Application Deadline: May 28, 2010

The German-Turkish Masters Program in Social Sciences (GeT MA) is now accepting applications for admission in the fall of 2010. Interested students may send their application packages to the program office at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences until May 28, 2010. Application materials are available online at www.bgss.hu-berlin.de/masters/getma/admission_general.

The GeT MA Program is a unique, interdisciplinary, and integrated Masters Program in Social Sciences. It is taught at the Middle East Technical University of Ankara, Turkey and the Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany. All students of GeT MA attend their first year of studies in Ankara and their second year in Berlin. Upon completion of the program, a Dual-Master of Arts in Social Sciences in awarded from both universities.

Information about the program, its structure, contents and the participating universities is available online at www.bgss.hu-berlin.de/masters/getma . The program’’s Berlin office will answer any questions by phone at +49-30-2093-5323, or email infogetm@cms.hu-berlin.de. Personal appointments are available upon request.

Upcoming Information Sessions: Fulbright Grant Programs

Erin Crawley, Fellowships Advisor in the International Institute, will hold undergraduate information sessions for Fulbright grant programs during the spring semester. Graduating seniors apply in the fall of their final year, but it’s not too early to begin preparing for application deadlines.

Ms. Crawley will discuss Fulbright research, course of study, and English Teaching Assistantships. (Fulbright awards are federally funded grants, and applicants must therefore be U.S. citizens.)

If you would like more information but cannot attend one of the sessions, please contact Ms. Crawley to make an appointment. Both sessions are identical.

Thursday, April 8 : 12 – 1 in 336 Ingraham

Monday, April 26 : 3 – 4 in 336 Ingraham

Summer Seminar in Israel: Exploring the “Two State Solution”

“Political Sciences & Middle East Studies”

Galillee College, Israel: July 7 – August 10, 2010

The “Two State Solution” – What does it mean? Are all Israelis against it? Are all Palestinians in favor?

What led to both the extreme right and extreme left wing Israeli political parties uniting against this idea?

Why are the Israeli Arabs not happy with this solution?

These questions and more will be discussed from different perspectives and points of view at The Galillee College upcoming seminar. This program is designed to impart the full diversity of historical and political interpretation of the conflict that lies at the heart of most contemporary accounts of Israel and Palestine. To achieve this, the program is taught by a broad spectrum of scholars and experts drawn from a range of backgrounds and political opinions, and is reinforced by the lively and rewarding interchange of ideas amongst fellow course participants.

Integral to the program are study tours which bring course participants into direct contact with the historical sites and people involved in the conflict.

Study Arabic Abroad: Ifrane, Morocco

Summer 2010 Arabic Language and North African Studies Program

Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane

Application Deadline: April 21, 2010

Over the last 10 years, more than 500 students from 25 nationalities, most of them affiliated with North American universities, have come to the Middle Atlas Mountains in Ifrane, Morocco, to develop their Arabic language skills, learn about North Africa, and experience various aspects of Moroccan culture through club activities and field trips to such places as the sand dunes of southern Morocco, the historical medina of Fez, and the dazzling city of Marrakech.

Morocco is a good jumping-off point for those who need a gentle introduction to the region and it continues to be the safe environment it has always been. Ifrane is a pleasant summer refuge to return to from the varied excursions around the country, and intensive language study can easily be punctuated with quick trips to the medina in Fez, Meknes, or local villages.

4-Week Program: May 31 – June 25, or June 28 – July 23

8-Week Program: May 31 – July 23

Summer Internship Opportunity: The Nixon Center

Regional Strategic Programs Intern (Middle East and Caspian Basin)

The Nixon Center: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: May 15, 2010

The Nixon Center is seeking energetic undergraduate and graduate students (though non-students may also apply) interested in international affairs for volunteer (unpaid) internship positions in its Washington, DC office. An internship at the Center is an excellent way for students to learn about international affairs and meet influential people in government, think tank, academic, and media circles.

This position supports Geoffrey Kemp, Director of Regional Strategic Programs and a former senior White House official. His current projects focus on U.S. policy toward Israel, Iran, and Iraq, as well as the impact of the the growing Asian presence in the Middle East on U.S. Policy. Successful candidates will have a demonstrable interest in the Middle East, Caspian Basin, or South Asia and, ideally, some background in economics, energy, or regional policy politics.