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Fulbright info session

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Fellowships – Information Session
Tuesday, April 25 at 12:30pm, UChicagoGRAD Headquarters (3rd Floor of the Bookstore), Fellowships Suite


Online Summer Pashto Course

The Indiana University Summer Language Workshop and IU’s Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) are pleased to announce the addition of an online Pashto language course to the Workshop’s 2017 program. The intensive Introductory Pashto course will be held June 5 – July 28, 2017, and provide students the equivalent of one year of academic instruction in the program and 6-8 IU credits, which can be transferred to other institutions. All participants will pay in-state tuition rates.


Global Studies Pre-College Program

The Center for Global Studies at UIUC is sponsoring three course options in their Pre-College program that will take place July 24-28 2017:


Sustainable Futures
Global Health
Human Rights


Letters to a Young Muslim

Omar Saif Ghobash is the ambassador from the United Arab Emirates to Russia. His new book, Letters to a Young Muslim, is a collection of correspondence with his eldest son. The book is a message to young Muslims like his sons to reject extremism. Calling for more education and technological development in the Arab world, Ambassador Ghobash is a thought leader who explores what being Muslim means in the 21st century.


Join the IOP for a discussion with Ambassador Ghobash about the future of Islam Crisis:

SEVDAH: from ancient epics to the modern song

Lecture on Music and Popular Culture:
Building on Imamovic’s brilliant book Sevdah (2016), this lecture will provide an overview of this thriving genre from its origins in the South Slavic epic traditions to the contemporary, modern music. Often compared to fado, rebetiko, and the blues, sevdah was formed out of meetings of different worlds of music and languages from Balkan, Ottoman, and Eastern European cultures. This event is a rare chance for American audiences to hear about sevdah music from one its most prominent contemporary performers.


One-year Postdoc positions at the School of Advanced Studies of the University of Tyumen

SAS postdoctoral fellowships will last one academic year and will involve research and teaching at the SAS BA program. Salary will be individually determined based on the candidate’s qualifications. Fellows will also receive funds for research travel and medical insurance; relocation expenses will also be covered. All fellows will be eligible to apply for permanent faculty positions in the second round of the SAS faculty recruitment in Spring, 2018.


Golosá @ the Maypole Festival (Empty Bottle)

Golosa is delighted to bring the exuberant tradition of Russian folk song to this year's Maypole Folk Festival, as the lineup branches out to include traditional music from around the world. 


The kid-friendly performance time and convivial festival environment make this an event for your whole family. We have some new songs to share that you're going to love! And the Empty Bottle, as always, remains "dancing friendly."


CfP: Poljarnyj Vestnik - An International Journal of Slavic Studies

The editors invite all to submit papers to Poljarnyj Vestnik - An International Journal of Slavic Studies. Poljarnyj Vestnik was  earlier the working papers of the University of Tromsö, but has been upgraded to an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research about Slavic languages, literatures and cultures. We now welcome submissions for our fourth volume after the reorganization. Contributions from Slavists from any country and institution are welcome. Articles are published in English or Russian.

Russian Teaching Positions at Indiana University Summer Language Workshop



The Indiana University Summer Language Workshop invites applications from teachers of Russian as a foreign language to fill anticipated openings in its eight-week program of intensive Russian instruction that will run June 5-July 28, 2017. Positions for comprehensive classes (4 skills plus grammar/lexicon) at introductory through advanced levels, as well as for specialized classes in phonetics, listening comprehension, and speaking may be available. Minimal qualifications:

Live from Kabul: A Convo with Manizha Wafeq and IOP Fellow Najla Ayoubi

Please join the Institute of Politics for a special seminar session on Wednesday, April 19 from 9-10am with IOP Fellow Najla Ayoubi, human rights activist, lawyer, and former judge in Afghanistan.


Najla will be leading a conversation with Manizha Wafeq, who will be skyping in directly from Kabul, Afghanistan. Ms. Wafeq is the chairperson of Leading Entrepreneurs for Afghanistan Development, an organization dedicated to the empowerment of women through economic development. Coffee will be served.


More info & RSVP iop-ayoubi-5.eventbrite.com.


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