Opportunities and Announcements for the Week of April 9, 2018

The Newsletter is brief today.  I write from CLE, on my way to the Midwest Political Science Association meetings in Chicago, where Professors Buchler and Parris are also presenting papers.  Professors Lavelle and Posner will be in San Francisco at the International Studies Association meetings, and all of us will be presenting our work, chairing panels and serving as discussants, and meeting with colleagues and editors.  All our faculty will be back on campus in the coming week, for advising, teaching, and administrative work.  As always, we’ll be working on our research and continuing the scholarship we’ve presented at these professional meetings (and elsewhere).  I’ll look forward to seeing everyone next week.

With all best wishes,
Karen Beckwith
Flora Stone Mather Professor
Chair, Department of Political Science
“[T]he vocabulary of those who live apart from books is everywhere restricted…”

– Michael Millgate, “The Genesis of Wessex,” pp. 334-5.

General Announcements

  • Congratulations to POSC senior major Natalie Snyder, who has accepted a Dunn Fellowship in the Office of the Governor of Illinois, working in Constituent Affairs.  Dunn Fellowship are nationally competitive, funded, year-long internships; Dunn Fellows work in a variety of offices at the state level in Illinois, including Legislative Affairs, Management and Budget, and Policy, among others.
    More information about the Dunn Fellowship can be found at here.
  • Congratulations to Daniel Williams (POSC ’17), who accepted a summer position with MORTAR, a business incubator that helps black and low-income urban entrepreneurs with their small-businesses. Daniel will be offering pro-bono legal services to entrepreneurs affiliated with MORTAR.
  • Undergraduate students are invited to submit foreign policy essays to be published in The National Interest. The winner will be awarded $1000. Submissions are due April 8.
  • Stay up to date with the department by following our Twitter feed! Check it for day to day opportunities and information!
  • Like us on Facebook! Our department will be regularly posting events, opportunities, and general information to our page!


Friday Lunch: Income Inequality for Seniors: At Home and Abroad
April 6, 12:30-2:00p.m., KSL Room LL06 (lower level, opposite elevators)
Terry Hokenstad Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor Emeritus and Emily Campbell M.A., Associate Director of the Center for Community Solutions will discuss the growing inequality among retirees and how Social Security has had an impact. They the how the international economy has influenced the lives of seniors in all advanced industrial democracies, as well as the peculiarities of American political, social and economic institutions. 

Friday Lunch: The Eurozone Crisis is Over – Now What?
April 13, 12:30-1:45p.m., Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 202
Nicolas Véron, Senior Fellow at the Bruegel and Peterson Institute for International Economics, will discuss lessons learned from the Eurozone crisis and outlook for future reforms.

Cleveland International Film Festival: The Judge
April 6, 11:15a.m., Tower City Cinemas
April 7, 4:45p.m., Tower City Cinemas
In Palestinian territory, Islamic Shari’a courts hear all family cases. Although women are mainly at the center of these issues, no woman has ever become a judge in the history of Shari’a law; that is, until Kholoud Al-Faqih and Asmahan Wuheidi became the first two women appointed to Shari’a court in 2009. The Judge is an unflinching documentary that follows the personal and professional life of Kholoud Al-Faqih as she challenges the status quo and the roles women play in the Islamic world. Use the $2 discount code “NOCMES” for any film at the Cleveland International Film Festival.

Women’s Liberation at CWRU: Educating, Empowering, and Creating Institutional Change from 1965 to 1972
April 6, 12:30-2:00p.m., TVUC Center for Women
POSC major Gillian Prater-Lee will present research on the women’s liberation movement at CWRU, including activism surrounding sexual liberation, reproductive rights, the Vietnam War, and women in athletics. Panelists will discuss changes in women’s activism and representation at Case from 1965 to today. RSVP to socialjustice@case.edu.

Cleveland International Film Festival: Burkinabè Rising
April 7, 5:40p.m., Tower City Cinemas
April 8, 1:20p.m., Tower City Cinemas
Burkina Faso is a small landlocked country in West Africa whose literal name translates to “the land of upright men.” Despite the country’s history of political, social, and economic crisis, Burkina Faso is on the rise. Burkinabè Rising is an uplifting documentary that explores the multitudes of artists who make up the incredible nonviolent resistance movement in Burkina Faso. Tickets are $16.

Improving Presentation Skills
April 9, 3:15p.m., Sears Building 356
Jennifer DeSantis, assistant director for academic resources with Educational Services for Students, will present “Improving Presentation Skills.”

Who’s Afraid of Edward Said? The Palestinians, Antisemitism, and the Culture of Silence
April 10, 7:00-9:00p.m., Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 115
History Professor Ted Steinberg will discuss his life as a Brooklyn-born Jew, while elaborating on Edward Said’s thoughts about the Palestinian question and its place in university life. Steinberg’s talk will challenge individuals to think about diversity, equality and our common humanity in light of what he sees as one of the greatest oppressions in modern history. RSVP to socialjustice@case.edu.

For Freedoms Town Hall: Freedom of Worship
April 12, 7:00p.m., MOCA
Join people of different beliefs at this important For Freedoms Town Hall led by For Freedoms co-founders and artists, Eric Gottesman and Hank Willis Thomas who, with a panel of local and national experts, will explore religious expression, restrictions, and agency in America.

Building Bridges in our Community and in our World
April 13, 12:00-1:30p.m., The City Club
Join the City Club for a conversation with Bishop Perez as he shares his first impressions of the diocese and what he’s learned about some of the issues facing our local Church and community as a whole such as the opioid epidemic and the need for immigration reform. Nonmember tickets are $35.

Film Screening and Discussion: They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief
April 13, 6:30-8:30p.m., TVUC Ballroom A
This documentary details the unprecedented humanitarian efforts of thousands of Americans who saved a generation of orphans and refugees during the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and in the aftermath of the crisis that came to be known as the Armenian Genocide. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion led by History Professor Kenneth Ledford and will include the film’s Executive Producer, Shant Mardirossian.

CCMV Views & Brews: Fighting for the Future: School Safety, Gun Control, and the March for our Lives
April 16, 7:00-8:00p.m., Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts, Youngstown
Join the City Club of Cleveland for a conversation with community leaders on school safety, preventing future gun violence, and the #NeverAgain movement.

International Conference on Conflict Resolution
May 22-25, CWRU Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
The International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE) is an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and research. Presentations will focus on innovations in the field that are making broad impacts in local, state, national, and international communities. 

Internship and Fellowship Opportunities

Defense Intelligence Agency 2019 Summer Internship
Gain experience in research, report writing, briefing, policy writing, and intelligence analysis with this 10-12-week internship program. Applications are due April 13.

Peace Corps On-Campus Internship
Campus ambassadors develop student outreach on campus to promote the Peace Corps. Students should plan to dedicate 3-5 hours per week from August 2018 to April 2019. Applications are due April 6.

Summer on the Cuyahoga
Summer on the Cuyahoga (SOTC) offers students both a wide range of internships that reflect the diversity of Northeast Ohio’s economy, and a unique social and immersion experience into our community. Land a great internship with a great company and enjoy free, centrally located housing

The Washington Center’s Academic Internship Program
This program provides the opportunity to complete an internship, attend evening courses, participate in the LEAD Colloquium, and build a professional portfolio.

Previously posted opportunities can be found on the department webpage. Please make sure to check regularly as to not miss approaching deadlines! 

Scholarship Opportunities

OCCDF Public Service Fellowship
The Ohio Conference of Community Development is now taking applications for three scholarships of $2,000 for students preparing to work in public service. Applications are due April 13.

Career Opportunities

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
A number of career opportunities are currently available with Cleveland Neighborhood Progress.

Summer Opportunities

Civil Conflict Management and Peace Science
June 6-July 27, University of North Texas
The Department of Political Science at the University of North Texas has initiated a unique program to provide undergraduate students recruited from across the country the opportunity to engage in graduate-level research in conflict management and peace science in a senior faculty-mentored, in-residence, eight-week, Summer Research Experience (SRE) that integrates training in civil conflict management with training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and training in research ethics. 

Public Service Weekend
June 7-10, University of Colorado Denver
Apply to attend this exciting weekend conference hosted by the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs. Attendees will learn and network with prominent local, state and federal officials on how to prepare for and what to expect from a career in public service.

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