Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Center for Global Security Research Student Intern

The Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is now accepting applications for fall 2017 student internships.

Essential Duties At the Undergraduate Level (Non-Exempt):
- Gather and analyze the data or information in support of ongoing research.
- Communicate research project(s), document work, and have technical knowledge based on the level of education.

Qualifications At the Undergraduate Level (Non-Exempt):
- Must be currently enrolled in an accredited university and actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in nuclear engineering, computational sciences, materials science and engineering, cyber security, interactive data mining, political science, international relations and related fields.
- Ability to apply basic and scientific approaches to problem-solving (plan, analyze and execute).
- Demonstrated effective communication skills.
- Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas.
- Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Ability to work in a team environment.

Essential Duties at the Graduate or Recent Graduate Level (Exempt):
- Perform technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity and provide advanced technical support to scientists in research and development projects.

Qualifications at the Graduate or Recent Graduate Level (Exempt):
- Must be currently enrolled in an accredited university and actively pursuing a graduate degree or a recent Bachelors or Masters graduate within one year in nuclear engineering, computational sciences, materials science and engineering, cyber security, interactive data mining, political science, international relations and related fields.
- Demonstrated academic achievement in nuclear engineering, computational sciences, materials science and engineering, cyber security, interactive data mining, political science, international relations and related fields.
- Experience applying basic engineering or scientific principles to solve technical problems.
- Ability to work in a team environment.


CGSR’s research objectives include: Exploring the dynamics of potential 21st century strategic conflicts, (i.e., those with a potential nuclear aspect) and to formulate ideas about how to achieve U.S. deterrence and other objectives in such conflicts. Exploring the sources and characteristics of strategic competition in the emerging security environment and to formulate organizing concepts to enhance the competitive position of the United States and its allies and partners over the long term. Identify whether and how technically-based approaches can address new challenges to national and international security. Catalyze broader national and international thinking about the requirements of effective deterrence, assurance, and strategic stability in a changed and changing security environment. Assist in the development of new generations of experts motivated by a clear view of the changed and changing security environment.

Apply through this link: http://careers-ext.llnl.gov/jobs/6920312-center-for-global-security-research-student-intern

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Graduate Summer Course in Albania

War, Reconstruction, and Establishment of Peace from the Roots of War to the Establishment of a Lasting Peace

September, 18-22, 2017 
The European Center of Peace Science, Integration and Cooperation (CESPIC) and the Catholic University “Our Lady Of Good Counsel” jointly organize the Second Summer School “War, reconstruction and establishment of peace from the roots of war to the establishment of a lasting Peace”. The Summer school aims to provide a group of international graduate students with scientific pillars about roots of war, peace and issues in peacebuilding. In line with Peace Science tradition, the program is interdisciplinary involving disciplines such as economics, political science, international relations and history. The Summer school is designed for graduate students with a strong interest in the scientific study of Peace that are either willing to proceed to advanced graduate studies or to become future practitioners in the field of international relations and peacebuilding. In order to favor also a fruitful and open dialogue with the faculty a small group of students will be selected. The faculty (please see the list below) is composed of world-class scholars in the field. Classes will be held on 18-22 September at the Catholic University Our Lady of Good Counsel in Tirana. The Summer School is organized by CESPIC (European Centre of Peace Science, Integration and cooperation) in Tirana. Link: http://www.unizkm.al/index.php/en/research/cespic

Faculty and Topics
Raul Caruso, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and CESPIC - Director of the program
Arzu Kibris, University of Warwick - “Exposure to political violence in a civil conflict context”
Han Dorussen, University of Essex – “Institution and Peace Building”
Scott Gates, PRIO – “Inter-Ethnic and Inter-Religious Conflicts”
Christos Kollias, Thessaly University – “Military Expenditures and Economic Development” Subhasish Chowdury, University of East Anglia - “Identity and Behavioral aspects in group conflict” Vincenzo Bove, University of Warwick – “Peacekeeping”
Tobias B√∂hmelt, University of Essex –“International Mediation and Third-Party Intervention” Michele di Maio, University of Naples Parthenope - “Impact of conflict on education”

Please Contact: cespic@unizkm.al and send a detailed curriculum vitae and other relevant information about you. References are not required but they are welcome. Submit your application by August 11th, 2017. Since a first-come first-served criterion will be also considered for selection please apply early, as space in the program is limited.

Fee: 500 euros. A small number of grants can be provided
Accommodation: accommodation solutions can be provided within or near the campus which is located in downtown Tirana.
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AIPAC Summer Seminars

You are invited to join AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, for the AIPAC Summer Seminar Series. For more than 30 years, AIPAC has hosted its Summer Seminar Series for Washington-based interns and young professionals interested in Israel and American foreign policy. The first event of the summer is this Thursday, June 22nd. Doors open at 6:15pm, and the event will begin promptly at 7pm.

Register online here:
https://aipac.wufoo.com/forms/zz2y8j30ezf2gk/. 

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email. Next week you will receive another email confirming event location and logistics.

You can view the Facebook event for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1211345758974008/?ti=icl&__mref=mb. 

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Carly Hooker at chooker@aipac.org, Elana Blinder at eblinder@aipac.org, or Jacob Pellegrino at jpellegrino@aipac.org.