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CIES Announces Peace Studies Fellowships

The Council for the International Exchange of Scholars has announced several Fulbright program funding opportunities to lecture and/or conduct research in Asia and Central Asia through the Fulbright Scholar program in the 2008-09 academic year. They include the following: ** Korea has a dedicated award in peace studies at Kyung Hee University to teach graduate-level courses. For more information, see www.cies.org/award_book/award2008/award/Pea8151.htm ** Malaysia offers the unique chance to train junior diplomats from Malaysia and other Southeast Asian countries while conducting independent research on international relations. […] (continue)

Info Call on Wednesday for Fielding's D&D Certificate Program

Fielding Graduate University announces the fourth offering of its graduate-level certificate program in Dialogue, Deliberation, and Public Engagement. The program will be conducted from August 17, 2007 to January 15, 2008. You’re invited to join a conference call on May 16 (Wednesday) to learn more about the program and have a conversation with core faculty. (continue)

AAC&U Announces Civic Learning Conference

The American Association of Colleges and Universities has just posted its Fall 2007 conference lineup online. One in particular sounds like it will be of interest to the D & D community: “Civic Learning at the Intersections: U.S. Diversity, Global Education, and Democracy’s Unfinished Work” will be held in in Denver, Colorado from October 18-20, 2007. This conference will highlight current research and promising practices pertaining to the creative integration of civic, diversity, and global work on campus and how this integration can strengthen student […] (continue)

Job Opening at U. of Denver Center for Community Engagement

I just got an email from Eric Fretz, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at the University of Denver. They have a job opening for Associate Director of the Center, and they’re looking for someone with dialogue and deliberation skills and thought the NCDD network might provide some good applicants… (continue)

Entries Invited for Youth Prize for Excellence in International Education

Here’s an award for youth that involves some fun, collaboration and cross-cultural learning: The Asia Society (www.asiasociety.org) and the Goldman Sachs Foundation (www2.goldmansachs.com/foundation) have announced the 2007 Goldman Sachs Foundation Youth Prize for Excellence in International Education. The 2007 competition asks students to select a problem or challenge that affects their local community as well as a community outside the United States; to create an in-depth written, audio, video, or animated feature that compares and contrasts how these two communities have addressed the issue; and […] (continue)

April 15 Deadline to Apply for Peace and Conflict Resolution Program in Austria

The European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU) in Stadtschlaining, Austria teaches an intensive course for 44 students from around the world. All the courses are taught in English by leading specialists in their field from around the world, including Johan Galtung, one of the founders of the academic discipline of peace research and frequent mediator in international conflicts. The EPU program is designed to provide students with the intellectual skills to analyze conflicts and their underlying causes, with practical skills in conflict transformation and […] (continue)

New Resource on Intergroup Dialogue

Ximena Zuniga, Professor of Education at U Mass-Amherst just wrote to us about a new resource: Intergroup Dialogue in Higher Education: Meaningful Learning About Social Justice. This volume outlines the theory, practice, and research on intergroup dialogue. It also offers educational resources to support the practice of intergroup dialogue. Addressing faculty, administrators, student affairs personnel, students, and practitioners, this volume is a useful resource for anyone implementing intergroup dialogues in higher education. For more on the contributors and on intergroup dialogue, see the book’s entry […] (continue)

Reminder: Applications Due for Greater Expectations Institute

The application deadline for the Greater Expectations campus leadership Institute is coming up March 16, 2007. The Greater Expectations Institute is a five-day, intensive program designed for campus leadership teams working on ways to increase student engagement, inclusion, and high achievement. The Institute will help teams align institutional purposes, structures, and practices as well as advance and assess the kinds of practical liberal education outcomes outlined in American Association of Colleges & Universities’ signature report, Greater Expectations: A New Vision for Learning as a Nation […] (continue)

Harvard Humanism Gala Embraces Dialogue Theme

I heard from Rabbi Greg M. Epstein this morning about the Harvard Humanism 30th Anniversary Gala, “The New Humanism.” Rabbi Epstein, who attended NCDD’s San Francisco conference last August, is the current Humanist Chaplain of Harvard University. Humanism, in case you’re not familiar with it, is a rational philosophy, informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion. Affirming the dignity of each human being, it supports liberty and opportunity consonant with social and planetary responsibility. Free of supernaturalism, humanism thus derives the goals of […] (continue)

Climate Change Teach-In with Architecture 2030

AmericaSpeaks is working with Architecture 2030 to create a global interactive teach-in addressing climate change and the role of the architecture, planning and design communities in addressing it. The teach-in will be webcast live from the New York Academy of Sciences from Noon to 3:30pm EST on February 20th, 2007. Visit the 2010 Imperative Teach-In website for downloadable materials and event registration. Participants viewing the webcast will be able to submit questions online, which AmericaSpeaks will theme in NYC. Architecture 2030’s goal is to reach […] (continue)