“Invisible Children” Event on Tuesday

Hello Professor Nelson,

I am a member of Wesleyan’s Amnesty International chapter, and I wanted to let you and your Africa in World Politics class know about an exciting event that we are holding next Tuesday, the 13th that we think you may be interested in.

We are welcoming back to campus representatives from the organization Invisible Children, a group committed to working with, for, and on behalf of child soldiers in Central Africa. We hosted a successful event with them last Spring, and hope to draw an even larger audience this time. They will be showing their new documentary, entitled “The Rescue” (you can see a trailer here: http://www.invisiblechildren.com/videos/3946581) and leading a discussion and question-and-answer session about their important work. WesAmnesty will be providing free food.

The event will take place at 6PM on September 13th in Exley 150. We would greatly appreciate it if you would mention this event to your students and consider coming yourself – based on their presentation last year we know that they deliver extremely a hard-hitting and thought-provoking message.

All the best and hope to see you there,
Sarah-Anne Tanner

Study Abroad Opportunity in South Africa

Dear Colleague:

May we ask for your help in sharing information on the International Human Rights Exchange (IHRE) program in Johannesburg, South Africa with students who may be interested?  Our application deadline for the Spring 2012 semester is October 15, 2011.  We thank you in advance for your assistance.  Please find a brief description below.

International Human Rights Exchange
Johannesburg, South Africa

The International Human Rights Exchange (IHRE) is the world’s only full-semester, multidisciplinary program in human rights for undergraduate students.  The program is based at the University of the Witwatersrand in Joahnnesburg, South Africa and is a joint venture with Bard College.  Each semester students and faculty from Africa and North America come together to participate in a deep and multifaceted intellectual engagement in human rights.  In addition to a required core course, students choose from 12 or more electives exploring human rights from the perspective of a variety of academic disciplines.

IHRE also opens up possibilities for substantive participation in human rights work.  Students enrolled in the Engagement with Human Rights course intern with an NGO working on contemporary rights in post-apartheid South Africa.  Students also explore human rights challenges in rural South Africa through a Community Human Rights Workshop, visit the Apartheid Museum and other relevant sites, and attend guest lectures from human rights experts from South Africa and around the world.

Application Deadlines

October 15th        Spring Semester
March 1st             Fall Semester

For more information on the International Human Rights Exchange:  http://www.ihre.org

Best wishes,

Jennifer Kloes
Director of Recruitment / International Program Manager
Institute for International Liberal Education
Bard College
Tel:  (845) 758-7081
E-mail:  kloes@bard.edu

DC Internships

I can’t vouch for this, but it might be worth checking out.



Applications are being accepted for Fall 2011 & Spring 2012
Courses accredited by Georgetown University

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, the Institute combines substantive internships, courses for academic credit from Georgetown University, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by policy experts. This fast-paced, fifteen-week residential program provides students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.


Aerospace Industries Association
American Legislative Exchange Council
Children’s Rights Council
Congressional Offices
Eastman Kodak
First Book
Foreign Embassies
Institute for World Politics
New Leaders for New Schools
Philanthropy Roundtable
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Internships – Competitive placements with government agencies, congressional offices, public policy groups, international affairs organizations and nonprofit organizations
Classes – 12 credit hours in political science and economics and from Georgetown University
Housing – Roommate matching and furnished Capitol Hill apartments in the heart of D.C.
Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top policy and economics experts
Exclusive Briefings – At the World Bank, State Department, U.S. Capitol and Federal Reserve
Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
Networking – Interaction with seasoned professionals and student leaders from around the world
Scholarships – Generous scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need
Detailed information on the program may be found at http://www.DCinternships.org/CS. Applications will be reviewed and accepted in a rolling basis until June 1, 2011 for the fall program and until November 1, 2011 for the spring program. Students are encouraged to apply early in order to receive priority scholarship consideration and internship placement.

For more information and an online application, please visit our website http://www.DCInternships.org or contact Mary Connell, Recruitment and Admissions Director at mconnell@tfas.org or 1-800-741-6964.

Please visit this website to request an informational brochure: https://www.DCinternships.org/tfas/brochure/index.asp

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Washington, DC 20009

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Student Fellowship @ Center for the Humanities

Student Fellowship
Center for the Humanities

Calling Class of 2012

Application Deadline:  March 25, 2011

Please visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/chum and follow the Student Fellowship link for application

All members of the junior class are invited to apply for a semester-long Student Fellowship at the Center for the Humanities during the 2011-12 academic year. Wesleyan’s is among the first such university humanities centers established and serves to bring together Wesleyan faculty, students and visiting scholars for extended exploration of selected subjects. Our 2011-12 themes are “Fact and Artifact” (Fall semester) and “Visceral States: Affect and Civic Life” (Spring semester).  Descriptions of these themes are appended below.

Four Student Fellowships are awarded by the Center’s Advisory Board for each semester.  Student Fellows share an office at the Center and take part in Center activities. Among these events are the Center’s Monday lecture series; colloquial discussions on Tuesdays, 10:30-1:00; and occasional Center conferences. One course credit is awarded for a Student Fellow’s participation in the Center’s activities.

Applicants for a Student Fellowship must be planning to do a senior project (an honors thesis) on a topic related to the Center theme for the year.  The project need not be underway at the time of the application.  The themes, “Fact and Artifact” and “Visceral States: Affect and Civic Life,” are broadly construed and connect with projects and problems across the disciplines. Faculty Fellows who will work at the Center during Fall semester are Professors Aksamija (Art History), Autry (Sociology), Fullilove (History), Stark (Sociology and Environmental Studies), and Tucker (History, SISP, FGSS). Faculty Fellows who will work at the Center during the spring semester are Professors Chakravarti (Government and Social Studies), Kauanui (American Studies and Anthropology), Rodriguez Mosquera (Psychology), Visvardi (Classical Studies), and Wright (African American Studies and History). There will also several Visiting Research Fellows and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Applications for student fellowships are due at the Center by
Wednesday, March 25th.

We will let you know of the Center Advisory Board’s decision by April 6.  If you have any questions, please call the Center at extension 3044.

Summer internships

Just received this email. It might interest some of you students who are still looking for something to do this summer:

How will you choose to spend your summer?

Join the millions of volunteers, public servants and nonprofit professionals who heard the call to serve in the nation’s capital.

The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service offers you a chance to put your talents towards affecting change. Spend your summer in service while getting a hands-on learning experience in Washington, DC.

This summer’s IPVS application deadline has been extended to March 25, 2011 with scholarship funding available. You still have the opportunity to be placed in an internship that puts you on the front-lines of our nation’s recovery and renewal.

Spend your summer taking action and making an impact in the community. With IPVS you can:

Provide families with educational programs that combat childhood obesity.
Help to advance public health by conducting intake interviews.
Facilitate enrichment opportunities for at-risk youth that encourage future successes.
Translate legal service documents and consultations for low-income immigrants.
Raise money and awareness for diseases that affect millions.
Provide direct emergency services to clients at a homeless shelter.
Research nonprofit policy and report on agency benefits.
Engage the local community in a park clean-up that revitalizes urban green spaces.
To take advantage of the extended deadline, please contact Mary Connell, Director of Recruitment and Admissions at mconnell@tfas.org or 800.741.6964. We will work with you to help you complete your application and ensure that it qualifies for the extended deadline.

For more information or to start an application, please visit our website at http://www.DCinternships.org/IPVS.

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Washington, DC 20009