CfP: Humanitarian Technologies and Genocide Prevention GSP

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal (GSP) is preparing a special issue on Humanitarian Technologies and Genocide Prevention. We would like to invite you to contribute to this issue either through submitting manuscripts or serving as peer reviewers.

This special issue will focus on the latest developments in mapping, citizen-based monitoring, crisis mapping, crowdsourcing, conflict analysis, e-humanities, network analysis, simulation modeling, social media and news analysis, and related fields and their potential use in preventing genocide. We are interested in articles that critically examine both the potential benefits and draw backs of these new technologies.

Specific details can be found in the call for papers and call for reviewers.

CfP: Inaugural CGHR Conference on Genocide “Genocide: Pathways and Passages”

Friday, April 4, 2014

9-6pm

Rutgers University, Newark, USA

“Genocide: Pathways and Passages”

Genocide is crossed by pathways and passages. There are the pathways of the genocidal process, such as the historical and sociopolitical paths from which genocide emerges, the routes genocide takes once it has begun, and the post-conflict trajectories undertaken as individuals and societies seek a way forward in the aftermath. Such paths are mixed with passages, or processes of transformation, ranging from transformations of identities (e.g., perpetrators, victims, survivors, bystanders, witnesses, humanitarians, the “other,” and so forth) to those of sociopolitical states of being (e.g., authoritarianism, democratization, transitional justice, diaspora, and so forth). Continue reading

CfP: Genocide and its Aftermaths: Lessons from Rwanda (Undergraduate Conference)

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA
April 17, 2014

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Human Rights Program and the
Institute for Global Studies are hosting three days of events to commemorate the 20th
anniversary of the genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994. The events will include a
public conference (April 16th), a student conference (April 17th) and a K-12 teacher
workshop (April 19th). The objectives of the commemorative events are to promote public
understanding of what happened in Rwanda, analyze the immediate responses by the
international community, and discuss the long-term implications for international policy and
actions to prevent and respond to genocide. Continue reading

Call for applicants: Specialization Course in International Criminal Law for Young Penalists

We are glad to announce ISISC’s 14th Specialization Course in International Criminal Law for Young Penalists on “Assessing the Effectiveness of International Criminal Law in the Prevention and Control of Transnational and International Crimes”. The course will take place from May 18th to May 28th and is open to all international graduate law students.

The deadline for application submissions is March 20th, 2014. ISISC will select 60 participants who should have at a minimum a first degree in law, having graduated in the last eight years (between 2006 – 2014), and be 35 years of age or under. Furthermore, the Institute will offer 10 scholarships to applicants from Developing and Less Developed Countries.

All relevant information and the application form are available on our website (www.isisc.org). Please do not hesitate to contact ISISC for any questions or concerns you may have at icl-2014@isisc.org.

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CfP: The Fifth International Four Societies Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

1-2 July 2014

The international law societies of Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Japan and the United States of America (the “Four Societies”) have held four conferences bringing together early career scholars around a theme, generally leading to an edited conference volume. The underlying goal of this initiative is to foster a scholarly network between individuals associated with the four sponsoring societies. The first cycle of the Four Societies Project saw events hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) at University of Wellington in 2006, the Canadian Council on International Law held at Edmonton in 2008, the Japanese Society of International Law held on Awajishima Island in 2010, and the American Society of International Law held at Berkeley Law School in 2012 ANZSIL will host the Fifth International Four Societies Conference at the Australian National University on 1-2 July 2014, on the theme of Experts, Networks and International Law. The Steering Committee for the Fifth Conference now invites paper proposals from members of the Four Societies. Continue reading

Assistant Lecturer in Leadership, Governance and Human Rights, University of the South Pacific, Fiji

FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
School of Government, Development and International Affairs – FDS022

Build a legacy with us!
The USP is one of two regional universities in the world and is the leading tertiary education provider and research facility in the South Pacific. The USP recognises the importance of research activity to our academic staff and therefore provides incentives to encourage research and publications output. With over 26,000 students around the Pacific region, we are supported by 12 Pacific Island Countries; Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

The School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA), Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) offers interesting and regionally relevant courses and programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Leadership, Human Rights, Politics and International Affairs, Governance, Development Studies, and Diplomacy as well as Gender Studies. The school also offers the university wide second year undergraduate degree course, UU 200 Ethics and Governance. The school’s team of academic staff is very well qualified and experienced teachers committed to providing high quality and relevant courses and programmes. They are in fact amongst the best in the South Pacific region. Continue reading

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CEPS, Griffith University, Australia

Reference: 498389
Element: Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
Work type: Fixed term (4.5 years)

Overview:
The Centre: The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) was established in 2007 under the ARC Centre of Excellence special initiative to boost policing and security research capability in Australia. CEPS extensive network of industry and international partners provide a critical framework for researchers and students to undertake highly innovative, inter-disciplinary and collaborative research internationally and nationally, enriching the research and policy impact and outcomes of research. CEPS research leadership shapes policy and practice reform to strength the security and wellbeing of Australia.

The position is funded by an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship grant (2013-18). The ‘Prosecution Project’ provides an unparalleled opportunity to investigate the successes, failures and limits of the criminal trial in Australia from the colonial era to the post-war decades. Using the rich resources of Australian archives, it will provide enduring foundational knowledge of Australian criminal justice in its historical and international context. The research team conducting the project includes the Laureate Fellow, two Research Fellows, two PhD scholars, and other research support staff. The project team will also work closely with research partners in criminal justice and legal history within the Centre and with research collaborators in other universities in Australia and elsewhere. Continue reading

Letters from Samoa: Samoa Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

With disability students and other Australian volunteers in front of the painting done by the students.

With disability students and other Australian volunteers in front of the painting done by the students.


This week is a very busy week in Samoa in the disability community. We are celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD), with a whole week of events. An Opening Ceremony was held yesterday on the island of Savai’i. Generally, official ceremonies and events are held in the capital Apia, on the island of ‘Upolu. However, the organising committee wanted to ensure inclusion of persons with disabilities in Savai’i for this year’s ceremony, and so it was held in the village of Salealoga. It was well attended, by disability NGOs and service providers, as well as students and staff of special schools from around Samoa. The President of NOLA (Nuanua O le Alofa), a disability advocacy organisation based in Apia, gave an excellent speech about the need of inclusion of persons with disabilities in all fields of life in Samoa. This was in keeping with this year’s IDPwD theme, ‘Break barriers, open doors: to realise an inclusive society for all’. There was a speech competition for young school students, in which they had to speak on breaking barriers for inclusion of PwD. That was followed by a debate between students of Amoa College and the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC), who debated on whether PwD should be treated the same as other people. The debate demonstrated a need for education about PwD, including an understanding of correct terminology (e.g. to not refer to persons without disabilities as ‘normal’ compared to PwD). Maiava Toma, the Ombudsman, and I attended, and were seated in the Officials’ fale overseeing the proceedings. Maiava was appointed to present the prizes for the speech and debating competitions, and had generously donated the first prize for the speech competition. Continue reading

PhD Scholarships, ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, Griffith Uni, Australia

Research Project:

Griffith University is offering two PhD Scholarships (for commencement before end of 2014), to train a new generation of historical researchers in inter-disciplinary approaches to criminal justice.
The two PhD Scholarships will be part of the ARC Laureate Fellowship project team to be led by Professor Mark Finnane. The ‘Prosecution Project’ will investigate the successes, failures and limits of the criminal trial in Australia from the colonial era to the post-war decades. Using the rich resources of Australian archives, it will provide an enduring foundational knowledge of Australian criminal justice in its historical and international context.

The Centre:
The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) was established in 2007 under the ARC Centre of Excellence special initiative to boost policing and security research capability in Australia. The CEPS extensive network of industry and international partners provides a critical framework for researchers and students to undertake highly innovative, inter-disciplinary and collaborative research internationally and nationally, enriching the research and policy impact and outcomes of research. CEPS research leadership shapes policy and practice reform to strength the security and wellbeing of Australia.

Eligibility:
Successful applicants will have an appropriate Honours 1 or high 2A (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in a relevant social sciences or humanities discipline (especially history, law and criminology). The candidate will be enrolled full-time.

Remuneration:
The stipend is valued at AUD $29,844 per year (tax free), and an additional $5,000 top-up scholarship – a total of AUD 34,844 per year. The scholarship will be awarded for four years. Research allowance will be made available by the enrolling school. Students can also apply on a competitive basis for additional funds up to AUD $3,000 for conference presentations and approved research activities. Successful international students will be awarded a tuition scholarship and have their international student tuition fee waived.

How to apply:
To apply, begin by consulting the CEPS website www.ceps.edu.au and contact Professor Mark Finnane. Applications must be submitted online at griffith.edu.au/hdr/apply-now

Closing date: Midnight (AEST) 30 April 2014.

Enquiries:
For further research project-related enquiries, please contact Professor Mark Finnane on (07) 37351032 or email m.finnane@griffith.edu.au