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Arctic Climate Change Emerging Leaders Fellowship

The Atlantic Council and Ecologic Institute are currently accepting applications for the Arctic Climate Change Emerging Leaders (ACCEL) Fellowship. ACCEL aims to train the next generation of Arctic Ambassadors and is a unique summer opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, interested in building careers focused on international security, environmental issues, shipping and trade, energy and natural resources, or public relations and diplomacy.  Two paid positions are available in Washington, DC and Berlin for ACCEL fellows dedicated to helping launch this program.  Fellows will receive a living stipend, expenses-paid participation in the Arctic Circle Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, September 5-7, 2014, access to Ecologic’s Arctic Summer College summer seminars, and unparalleled networking in the global Arctic community.

ACCEL Fellows will be chosen through an online essay contest with public voting to select winners.  More information about the fellowship and the application process can be found at http://www.smalltimegermany.de/Eleep/Arcticpage.html.

The application has two deadlines: March 30 and April 13.  Applications can be submitted at http://www.smalltimegermany.de/Eleep/Submitessay.html

We would greatly appreciate any assistance you could provide helping us identify candidates for the fellowship and spreading the word about this exciting and unique opportunity. If you know of any exceptional individuals who might be interested in this fellowship, please feel free to share this announcement with them as well as your networks. If you have any questions, please contact Atlantic Council Young Atlanticist Assistant Director Daniel Bennett at dbennett@AtlanticCouncil.org.

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Bard college meeting on Ukraine crisis

On 3/7, Olena Tregub, Global Education Leadership Founder and CEO, and Political Analyst, spoke at an informal, off-the-record roundtable to a small group of BGIA students, alumni, faculty, and members of the diplomatic community about events unfolding in Ukraine. Tregub’s informative presentation allowed the audience to gain a deeper understanding of the situation on the ground and to cut through some of the misinformation that has emerged. http://www.bard.edu/bgia/

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Olena to speak at the European conference at Harvard, March 1, 3 p.m.

Dear GEL alumni and friends,

If you are in Boston are, let us know! Olena will be at the European conference at Harvard Kennedy School of Government John F.Kennedy Jr.Forum.

This year’s theme is “Europe 2014: Re-Generation” with which we aim to bring forward discussions from politics, business, and diplomacy that are imminent to our generation, such as youth unemployment, online economy, and protest movements.

Olena’s panel is “Demanding Democracy: The Role of Protests and Media”

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The past few years have seen a sharp increase in the number of popular protests in Europe. In Spain, Greece, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Turkey or Ukraine, youth-led movements have challenged governments in the streets, whether against deeply unpopular austerity measures, rampant corruption and inefficient governance, or increasingly authoritarian behavior by their leaders.
Despite methods and strategies that differ from country to country, with much innovation and creativity, protestors all face the same challenges: how to make their voices heard. Access to the media, in particular, is seen by both protestors and governments as key to advance their interests. Has the increasing importance of social media and the ease to produce persuasive content, empowered populations or conversely increased governments’ ability to control dissent?

To learn more about the European conference at Harvard visit the official website. 

 

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Olena to speak at the US-Ukrainian Summit in DC, 20 June, 2013

GEL’s CEO Olena Tregub to speak at the US-Ukrainian Summit. The event is open to public. All GEL alumni and students interested in Ukraine are invited to attend!

When: June 20, 2013, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 

Where: The University Club of Washington DC/1135 16th Street [Embassy Row]

See the program of the Summit below:

US-UA Working Group Yearly Summit I: Providing Ukraine with an Annual Report Card

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM        Registration 

9:00 AM – 10:10 AM     Plenary Session I 

Theme: Robust Democratic Politics – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress

Moderator:

  • Bohdan Futey (US Court of Federal Claims)

Panelists:

  • Iryna Bekeshkina (Democratic Initiatives Foundation)
  • Steven Nix (International Republican Institute)
  • Laura Jewett (National Democratic Institute)
  • Orest Deychakiwsky (US Helsinki Commmission)

10:10 AM – 11:20 AM     Plenary Session II

Theme: Developed Market Economics – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress

Moderator:

  • John O’Keefe (Open World Program)

Panelists:

  • Keith Crane (RAND Corporation)
  • Ihor Burakowsky  (Institute for Policy Consulting and Economic Research)
  • Edilberto Segura (Blezyer Foundation)
  • Lev Holubec (PriceWaterhouseCooper)

11:20 AM – 12:30 PM      Roundtable Plenary Session III

Theme: Ever Greater General Security – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress

Moderator:

  • William Courtney (Computer Sciences Corporation)

Panelists:

  • John Herbst (National Defense University)
  • Steven Blank (US Army War College)
  • Steven Larabbee (RAND Cooperation)
  • James Greene (Effective Engagement Strategies)

 

12:30 PM – 1:10 PM   Working Lunch 

Theme: Why a Free, Stable and Prosperous Ukraine Still Matters—US Government Perspective

Chair:

  • Wayne Merry (American Foreign Policy Council)

Featured Speaker:

  •  Thomas Melia (Deputy Assistant Secretary of State/DRL)

 

1:10 PM – 2:20 PM       Roundtable Plenary Session IV

Theme: Ever Greater Energy Security – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress

Moderator:

  • Ilan Berman (American Foreign Policy Council)

Panelists:

  • Ariel Cohen (Heritage Foundation)
  • Keith Smith (Center for Strategic and International Studies)
  • Frank Mermoud (Cub Energy Corp.)
  • Roman Nitsovych (DiXi Group/UA-Energy.org) 

 

2:20 PM – 3:30 PM    Roundtable Plenary Session V

Theme: Viable Social Cohesion – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress

Moderator:

  • Lewis Madanick (Open World Program)

Panelists:

  • Volodymyr Dubovyk  (Odessa National University)
  • Steven Pifer (Brookings Institution)
  • Idil Izmirli (George Mason University)
  • Valerii Kuchynskyj (Columbia University)

 

3:30 PM – 4:40 PM    Roundtable Plenary Session VI

Theme: Established National Identity – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress

Moderator:

  • William Miller (Kennan Institute/Woodrow Wilson International Center)

Panelists:

  • Alexander Bohomolov (UA Association of Middle East Studies)
  • Nadia Diuk (National Endowment for Democracy)
  • Olena Tregub (Global Education Leadership)
  • Gennadi Poberezny (Harvard University)

4:40 PM – 5:00 PM    Closing Remarks Ceremony

Theme: Why a Free, Stable and Prosperous Ukraine Still Matters—US NGO Perspective

Chair:

  • Tamara Olexy (Ukrainian Congress Committee of America)

Featured Speaker:

  •  Susan Corke (Executive Director for Eurasia/Freedom House)

 

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Patrons’ Reception  

[Venue: American Foreign Policy Council/Center for US Ukrainian Relations DC Bureau]

For more information visit organizers’ website – Center for US-Ukrainian Relations.

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The competition for U.S. Fulbright Scholar awards is open

The competition for U.S. Fulbright Scholar awards to Central Europe, the Baltics, Southeastern Europe, the Balkans, and Eurasia is now open. Applications for the 2014-15 academic year are currently being accepted from all levels of faculty and professionals, including early career.

We are soliciting applications for a broad range of awards; the list below is only a sample of the approx. 125 different types of awards offered in 24 countries in the region.

CZECH REPUBLIC: Fulbright-Masaryk University Distinguished Chair in Social Studies

EUROPEAN UNION: Fulbright-Schuman European Union Affairs Program

HUNGARY: Austrian-Hungarian Joint Research Award

RUSSIA: Distinguished Chair in Agricultural Technology and Education, Science and Innovation

ALBANIA: Social Sciences/Social Work/Law

BELARUS: Economics and/or Business Administration

BULGARIA: Public Policy, Public Administration

ESTONIA: Arts, Film and Crafts

HUNGARY: History

LATVIA: Music, Dance

LITHUANIA: Gender StudiesAnthropologyLaw 

MACEDONIA: Rule of Law, Judiciary Reform, and Civil Society

ROMANIA: Social Sciences

SERBIA: American Politics, Government or American History

UKRAINE: Journalism, Communications

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and hold a Ph.D. or appropriate professional/terminal degree at the time of application. The application deadline is August 1, 2013. 

In addition, All Disciplines awards are available in all countries in Europe and Eurasia and can be a good option if no discipline-focused award matches your expertise.  Please visit the 2014-15 Catalog of Awards athttp://catalog.cies.org/ to learn more about the opportunities available in this year’s competition. For most awards, English is sufficient for teaching and foreign language proficiency is only needed to the extent required by a proposed research project. 

For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines and review criteria, please follow the linkhttp://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/. You may also wish to register for one of our webinars athttp://www.cies.org/Webinar/ or to join our online communityMy Fulbright, a resource center for applicants interested in the program. Please also note that for the current competition significant enhancements will be implemented to programs in the Baltics, the Balkans and Eurasia. You may take a glance at the improvements at: http://www.cies.org/news/award-highlights.htm.

 

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