WIIS This Week

Back issues September 25, 2007  

Upcoming WIIS Events

The following events are sponsored by WIIS.

Does Soft Power Apply to All? The Role of Small States in Multilateral Organizations

Co-sponsored by the SAIS Center on Politics & Foreign Relations, The John Hopkins University Center for the Study of American Government, Center for Transatlantic Relations, and Women in International Security (WIIS).

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Time: 8:30 am- 9: 30 am

Location: The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Room 500, Washington, D.C. 20036.

Speakers: Rita Kieber-Beck (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Principality of Liechtenstein), and Robert Guttman (Director, CPFR).

To RSVP: Please RSVP by telephone at 202-587-3237 or by email at cpfr@jhu.edu . If you e-mail please put RSVP September 27, 2007 in the subject line.

Networking & Cultivation Reception for SheSource.org Experts & New WIIS New England Members

Sponsored by SheSource.org and the WIIS New England Chapter

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm (Short remarks at 8:00 pm; cocktails and light hors doeuvres will be served).

Location: Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building, 5th floor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Speakers: Sarah Sewall (Program Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University), Susan Hackley (Managing Director. Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School).

Description: SheSource.org and the New England Chapter of Women In International Security invite you to meet and mingle with New Englands preeminent female experts from all fields, including peacebuilding, conflict resolution, security, the environment, advertising, development, public health and more.

To RSVP:  Please visit  http://www12.georgetown.edu/sfs/rsvp/wiis

Other Events in DC

Please Note: These events are not sponsored by WIIS.

The Role of Kurds in the New Iraq

Sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location: U.S. Institute of Peace, 1st Floor Conference Room, 1200 17th St, NW, Washington, DC 20036.
Speakers: Omar Fatah (Deputy Prime Minster of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Republic of Iraq), Daniel Serwer (Moderator,U.S. Institute of Peace).

Description: The future of the new Iraq will rely heavily on the successful creation of a state that both incorporates and respects the rights and liberties of its citizens. Currently, the only recognized federal region is that of Kurdistan. Semi-autonomous since 1994, it has a vested interest in the creation of Iraq's new order and laws governing the relationship between Baghdad and federal regions. Deputy Prime Minister Omar Fatah will share his thoughts with the public at this event.

To RSVP: please send your name, affiliation, daytime phone number, and name of the event to Duke Lindsey at jlindsey@usip.org.

The Deteriorating Situation in the Southern Philippines

Sponsored by the U.S. Institute for Peace
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
3:00pm- 5:00pm
Location: U.S. Institute of Peace, 2nd Floor Conference Room,1200 17th St, NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Description: Please join Father Eliseo "Jun" Mercado, a recognized expert on the role of Islam in Southeast Asia and the Philippines, as he discusses the continued stalemate between the Philippine government and the two main Moro revolutionary organizations, recent developments, and prospects for the future

Speakers: Father Eliseo "Jun" Mercado (expert on the role of Islam in Southeast Asia and the Philippines), G. Eugene Martin( U.S. Institute of Peace), David Smock (U.S. Institute of Peace).

To RSVP: Please send your name, affiliation, daytime phone number, and name of the event to Peter Rockwood at prockwood@usip.org.

Climate Turning Point? Strategies for Moving Forward

Sponsored by the Worldwatch Institute and the Heinrich Böll Foundation

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Time: 4:30pm  6:00pm

Location: Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Equality Forum, 1640 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036

Description: This high-profile event will bring together top climate negotiators and climate analysts to assess the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Session on climate change and to preview President Bush's White House International Conference on climate change.

Speakers: Helga Flores Trejo (Heinrich Böll Foundation), Christopher Flavin (Worldwatch Institute), Dr. Harlan L. Watson (Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State), Dr. Karsten Sach (German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety), Nuno Lacasta (Portuguese Ministry for Urban Affairs, Spatial Planning and the Environment), Dr. Kristalina Georgieva (The World Bank), Yu Jie (Heinrich Böll Foundation).

To RSVP: Please contact Kimberly Rogovin at 202.452.1992 ext. 530 or krogovin@worldwatch.org

Bomb Scare: The Future of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation

Sponsored by the Institute for International Law & Politics, The Center for Social Justice Research Teaching and Service Program on Justice and Peace, The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, and Physicians for Social Responsibility

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Time: 6:30pm -8:00 pm

Where:  ICC Auditorium; Georgetown University, 37th & O Streets, NW

Description: The Institute for International Law and Politics of the Georgetown University Government Department and Physicians for Social Responsibility invite you to a presentation and discussion of Iran, North Korea, US nuclear weapons policy and other nuclear threats by a leading proliferation expert.

Speakers: Joseph Cirincione (Senior Fellow and Director for Nuclear Policy at the Center for American Progress). 

To RSVP: No RSVP necessary.

Course on International Mediation: Maximizing Prospects for Success

Sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace

Thursday-Friday, September 27-28, 2007

Location: Washington DC

Description: The course will focus on the key aspects of preparing for mediation, including mediator readiness and the ripeness of a situation for mediation, both factors crucial to a successful outcome. The course is free; however, participants from outside the area will need to arrange for their own lodging and transportation.  
Please note that the deadline for applications is September 4.

For more Information: please contact Anil Varghese at 202/429-7176 or avarghese@usip.org.

A New Direction in Brazilian Foreign Relations

Sponsored by the Brookings Institution

Friday, September 28, 2007
8:30 am-12:30 pm
Location: Falk Auditorium, The Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Description: On September 28, the Brookings Institution and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will host a conference with prominent Brazilian and American policymakers to debate approaches to modernization, socio-economic issues, agricultural production and trade as related to Brazil.  After each panel discussion, participants will take audience questions.

Speakers: Carlos Pascual (Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution), Michael Van Dusen (Vice President, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars), Antonio Patriota (Brazilian Ambassador to the United States), Eduardo Campos (Governor, State of Pernambuco), Sergio Amaral (Former Brazilian Minister of Industry, Commerce & Development), Mônica Herz (Instituto de Relações Internacionais), Riordan Roett (Director, Western Hemisphere Studies, SAIS), Antonio Barros de Castro (Chief-Economist, National Bank for Economic and Social Development), Amaury de Souz (Senior Partner, MCM Associated Consultants, Rio de Janeiro), Peter Hakim (President, Inter-American Dialogue), Paulo Sotero (Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars).

To Register: Please visit http://onlinepressroom.net/brookings/

Workshop: State Building after Afghanistan and Iraq

Sponsored by the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

Friday, September 28, 2007

Time: 9:30 AM:  Coffee; 10 AM to 2:00 PM:  Lunch and Workshop

Location:  UC Washington Center, 1608 Rhode Island Ave. NW Washington DC.

Speakers:  Miles Kahler, UC San Diego (UCSD); David A. Lake, UCSD; Barbara F. Walter, UCSD; Bill Durch, Stimson;  Ibrahim Elbadawi, World Bank; Bruce Jentleson, Duke; Stewart Patrick, Center for Global Development; Timothy D. Sisk, University of Denver

Please RSVP: to Joseph R. McGhee at the IGCC Washington office:  joseph.mcghee@ucdc.edu

Pakistan and Its Army: A Changing Relationship?

Sponsored by South Asia Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University

Friday, September 28, 2007

Time: 12:30-2:00pm

Location: Rome 806, Johns Hopkins University, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington D.C. 20036

Speaker: Shuja Nawaz (Author of "Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its army, and the wars within,"), Colonel (ret) David O. Smith (Country Director for Pakistan in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense Policy).

Description: Shuja Nawaz will trace the historical development of the army and its role in Pakistan's polity, including relations with the United States. He will identify changes in the country and the army, and what these portend for the future in a Pakistan that seems to be undergoing a political transformation. His talk will be followed by commentary by Colonel (ret) David O.Smith, and then by a question-and-answer period.

RSVP to: Jenika Kaul at southasia@jhu.edu, with your contact details and affiliation.

Bridging Modernity and Tradition: Rule of Law and the Search for Justice in Afghanistan

Sponsored by the U.S. Institute for Peace, and UNDP

Friday, September 28, 2007
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: U.S. Institute of Peace, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1200 17th St, NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Description: In war-ravaged Afghanistan, rebuilding the justice system to bridge modern and traditional justice institutions, protecting citizens rights and strengthening the rule of law are pivotal steps in the countrys march toward successful political transition and development.  Join the discussion of these critical issues on the occasion of the publication of a new report, "Bridging Modernity and Tradition: Rule of Law and the Search for Justice," the UNDPs 2007 Afghanistan Human Development Report.
Speakers: Ali Wardak (Center for Policy and Human Development, Kabul University and lead author of the report), Dr. Barnett Rubin (Director of Studies and Senior Fellow, Center on International Cooperation, New York University). J Alexander Their (Senior Rule of Law Advisor, U.S. Institute of Peace).

 To RSVP: Please send your name, affiliation, daytime phone number, and name of the event to Sonia Eqbal at meqbal@usip.org.

Women at The Table of Power

Sponsored by the Women Legislators' Lobby and the Women's Action for New Direction
September 30 - October 2, 2007

Location: Washington, DC

Speakers: Ellen Bravo (founder, National 9 to 5; author, Taking on the Big Boys), Marian Wright Edelman  (founder and president, Children's Defense Fund), Jane Fonda (co-founder, GreenStone Media), Carol Jenkins (president, Women's Media Center), Celinda Lake (political strategist and international pollster; president, Lake Research Partners), Barbara Lee (founder, Barbara Lee Family Foundation), Hon. Jean Shaheen (former governor of New Hampshire; director, Harvard Institute of Politics), Katrina vanden Heuvel (editor, The Nation).

Description: Come join us for an exciting and informative three days in Washington, DC! The biennial conference presents a unique opportunity to exchange strategies and ideas with fellow women state legislators and community leaders from across the country. Attend seminars, panel discussions and briefings with leading policy experts and Congresswomen on cutting edge issues. Become a local authority on how the federal budget uniquely affects your state. Engage with media and message trainers. Enjoy a reception on Capitol Hill. Dine in local Capitol Hill homes. Educate your Members of Congress. Don't miss out on this chance to build your legislative skills, professionally network, and share in the WiLL expertise and energy!

For more Information: Please contact 202-544-5055 x192 or conference@wand.org or visit http://www.willconference.org/

Conflict and Public Diplomacy in Afghanistan Today

Sponsored by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Goethe-Institut Washington

Monday, October 1, 2007

Time: 6:30 pm  8:30 pm
Location: Goethe-Institute, 812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington DC.

Description: This event features the opening of a photo exhibition by young Afghan photographers entitled Life and Nothing Else.  The opening of the exhibition will start at 6:30pm with a reception serving Afghan food.  Remarks on conflict in Afghanistan will begin at 7:15pm, and the event will conclude with an Afghan poetry reading at 7:45pm.
Speakers: Hon. Said T. Jawad (Afghan Ambassador to the United States), Hon. Detlef Dzembritzki (Member of the German Bundestag and Chairman of the Task Force Afghanistan).

To RSVP: call 202-289-1200 ext. 165 or e-mail info@washington.goethe.org

Sri Lanka Looking Beyond Terrorism: A Road Map to Peace

Sponsored by the South Asia Studies Program at SAIS

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Time: Lunch will be served from 12:00-12:30pm and the talk will be held from 12:30-2:00pm.

Location: the Rome Reception Room and Auditorium, SAIS.

Description: Sri Lanka has been wracked by separatist conflicts and terrorist violence for almost three decades.  The results are tens of thousands killed and massive economic dislocations.  There has been a recent resurgence in violence.  Foreign minister Bogollagama will address efforts of the Government of Sri Lanka to move beyond terrorist violence to a sustainable peace that addresses the interests of the countrys major ethnic groups.

Speaker: Hon. Rohitha Bogollagama (the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs).

To RSVP: Please email southasia@jhu.edu

Overcoming Extremism: Protecting Civilians from Terrorist Violence

Sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Monday, October 22, 2007

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC

Description: The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is hosting a two-day conference featuring high-profile leaders, experts, and opinion-makers to develop a shared international agenda for protecting civilians from terrorist violence. In addition to examining government responses and legal structures, the conference will consider how local communities and international partners can transform the enabling environment that can intimidate local actors into silence or acquiescence. Topics will include the impact of new media tools, changes in international humanitarian law, the evolution of terrorist tactics, the proliferation of suicide bombings, and innovative approaches to protecting civilians.

To RSVP: Please visit www.overcomingextremism.org

Ideas to Support Women's Leadership Roles in the Democratic Process in Africa Top Level Grassroots

Sponsored by The British Embassy & National Geographic

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Location: National Geographic Society, 1145 17th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

Participants: Baroness Amos (UK candidate for EU special representative to the African Union), Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro (deputy secretary general of the United Nations), Chris Johns (editor-in-chief of National Geographic magazine), Roshini Thinakaran (National Geographic emerging explorer and filmmaker of the critically acclaimed Women at the Forefront), Isha Sesay (news anchor, CNN), Dr. Gwendolynn Mikell (professor of anthropology and foreign service at Georgetown University), and Dr. Jeanne Toungara (associate professor of history at Howard University).

Description: The British Embassy in partnership with National Geographic will host a one-day conference at the National Geographic Society. The conference will examine the role and progress that NGOs, media, government and academia have made in their efforts to promote gender equality and empowerment of women as issues central to development policy in Africa

To RSVP: If you are interested in attending the conference, contact Eddie Burke at The British Embassy with your name, organization and contact information.

AcademyWomen Career Workshop and Fourth Annual Symposium

Sponsored by AcademyWomen

Friday-Sunday, October 26-28, 2007

Location: Women's Memorial in Arlington, Virginia

Description:  CAREER WORKSHOP: Trained coaches and experts will facilitate workshops and offer insights on topics ranging from interviewing skills to strategic networking.  Representatives from a wide range of companies will be also be present. . SYMPOSIUM: The weekend will include inspirational and informative panels, keynote speakers and workshops on a wide range of topics including Women at War, Charting Your Upward Trajectory, and Leading on All Fronts.  For more details, see the agenda at For more details, see the agenda at: http://www.academywomen.org/files/2007/AW%202007%20Career%20Expo%20Agenda%20_FINAL.PDF   and


Other Events in NYC

Please note: These events are not sponsored by WIIS.

Twenty First Century Slavery: A Human Rights Approach to Human Trafficking

Sponsored by the UN-Association of New York

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Time: 6:30 - 7:00 pm (Registration and reception)

          7:00 p.m. Presentation

Location: UN Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza, 2nd Floor (44th Street entrance near First Avenue) NYC.

Description: It is estimated that each year nearly 1 million people, mostly women and children, are trafficked around the world living in slavery like conditions of forced labor and sexual exploitation. Traffickers use deception, force and coercion to move people into situations in which they are vulnerable. Gender discrimination, poverty, war and abuse drive millions of men, women and children to migrate for work, marriage or to escape untenable situations. Professor Motoc will address the way in which human trafficking is defined, focusing on the clarification of the problems raised by the violation of human rights and tackling the legal responsibility of those who violate human rights.

Speaker: Professor Iulia Motoc (Member of the UN Human Rights Committee).

To RSVP: Please  call (212) 907-1353 or e-mail info@unanyc.org . UNA Members Free; Non-members $10.

International Careers in the Private Sector

Sponsored by the NYU Center for Global Affairs

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Time: 6:30- 7:45 pm

Location: NYU, New York City

Speakers: E. Duke Dickerson (Moderator; directorhealth and science systems, clinical and scientific affairs), Boehringer Ingelheim (Michelle Billig, director of global political risk service, PIRA Energy Group), Sean Cohan (senior vice president of international, A&E Television Networks), Mike Moen (managing director, Warisan Capital, LLC), Helen Shaw (bank examiner, Bank Supervision Group, Federal Reserve Bank of New York).

Description: Intrigued by an international career? Ready for life with at least one foot across sovereign borders? Are you a new job seeker or going through a career transition? This popular series provides an opportunity to meet international insiders who can offer practical advice by sharing their real-life experiences.

To RSVP: Send email to scps.global.affairs@nyu.edu.

Fighting for Public Health: Rebuilding a Healthcare System in Afghanistan

Sponsored by the Center for Global Affairs, the Office for International Programs at NYU Wagner, and the NYU Master's Program in Global Public Health

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Time: 12:30-1:30 pm

Location: NYU Wagner at the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, Second Floor Conference Room, (southeast corner of Lafayette and Houston), NYC.

Speaker: Jim Holliman M.D (FACEP, program manager, Afghanistan Healthcare Sector Medical Reachback Program, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences' Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM); with Chrysanthe Courniotes, M.S., project manager, Afghanistan, CDHAM).

Description: Due to many years of war and repression, Afghanistan lost its ability to meet its public health needs. Dr. Jim Holliman discusses the particular challenges facing health care system reconstruction through the lens of the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine's plan for reconstruction in Afghanistan and outlines future plans for health development there.

To RSVP: Please visit www.wagner.nyu.edu/events/conflictseries.php

Challenges for Change: The Role of the OIC in the Islamic World

Sponsored by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Tuesday, October 2, 2007
8:00am - 9:15am

Location: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, Merrill House 170 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065-7478.

Speaker: Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu (Secretary-General of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference).

Description: As the leading multi-lateral Islamic organization, what can the OIC (Organisation of the Islamic Conference) do to address the schism between Islam and the West, and the extremism within Islam itself?

To RSVP: Please visit http://www.cceia.org/calendar/data/6069.html

What Makes a Terrorist: Economics and the Roots of Terrorism

Sponsored by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Wednesday, October 3, 2007
: 5:30pm-7:00pm

Location: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, Merrill House 170 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065-7478.

Speaker: Alan B. Krueger (Economist, Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research).

Description: What factors motivate individuals to participate in terrorism? What can we infer from terrorists' own backgrounds and the economic, social, and political conditions in the societies from which they come?

To RSVP: Please visit http://www.cceia.org/calendar/data/6070.html

The situation in Iraq: Being in the Red Zone as a Special Envoy for Peace

Sponsored by the Middle East Institute and the Centre for International Conflict Resolution (CICR)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Time: 12:00-2:00pm

Place: IAB 1501, Columbia University, NYC.

Description: Mokhtar Lamanis talk will focus on the situation in Iraq and the perspectives of being for one year in the red zone as a special envoy for peace.

Speaker: Mokhtar Lamani (Former Ambassador in Baghdad and Arab League Envoy for Peace)

To RSVP: No RSVP required.

International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) Advocacy in Practice at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Children Review

December 6-13, 2007

Location: New York City, USA

Description: IWHC believes that young women need to be heard and have a place at the policy table. From December 6-8, IWHC will facilitate a discussion and advocacy training with fifteen young women in the lead up to The United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Children Review.  The commemorative high-level plenary meeting devoted to the follow-up to the outcome of the twenty-seventh special session on children (The UN General Assembly Special Session on Children Review) offers the opportunity to bring together a group of young women (ages 18-24) from diverse backgrounds and a desire to discuss and advocate on sexual and reproductive rights and health (SRRH). IWHC will cover costs for travel, lodging, meals, visas and travel insurance for all participants.

Participants will: explore what today's most pressing SRRH issues mean to them, learn how international agencies and agreements have an impact on countries, communities, and young people's lives, gain skills needed to voice their needs effectively to stimulate attention, agreement, and action, develop plans and learn tactics to successfully negotiate with social and political leaders, put lessons learned into practice during the UN General Assembly Special Session on Children Review.

To Apply: Participants must be a woman between the ages of 18-24, hold a valid passport, have experience working in social movements (i.e. HIV/AIDS, women's, health, youth, human rights, indigenous peoples, LGBT), be able to read, write, and work in English. Applications are due to aip@iwhc.org by 27 September 2007.

Other Events on the West Coast

Please Note: these events are not sponsored by WIIS.

Mecca's Forgotten Uprising

Sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Northern California

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Time: 6:00pm -7:00pm

Location: World Affairs Council Auditorium, 312 Sutter Street, Second Floor, San Francisco, California 94108.
Speaker: Yaroslav Trofimov (Correspondent for the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia Bureau, Wall Street Journal).

Description: In his new book The Siege of Mecca, Yaroslav Trofimov reveals the roots of today's Islamic extremism and how the Saudi reaction to the uprising set free the forces that later produced the attacks of 9/11.

To RSVP: Please visit http://www.itsyourworld.org/assnfe/ev.asp?SnID=370510667&ID=2015

Young Professionals International Forum -- On Sacred Grounds: Religion and

Sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Northern California

Counterinsurgency in Iraq Today

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00 pm

Location: The World Affairs Council Auditorium, 312 Sutter Street, Second Floor
San Francisco, California 94108.

Speaker: Ron Hassner, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley.

To RSVP: Please visit http://www.itsyourworld.org/assnfe/ev.asp?SnID=370510667&ID=2023

The John Howard Yoder Dialogues on Nonviolence, Religion & Peace: When Religion Makes Peace, Not War

Sponsored by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Friday, September 28, 2007

Time: 11:00am (followed by lunch in the Great Hall)

Location:  Hesburgh Center for International Studies Auditorium, Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace, San Diego, CA.
Speaker: David Smock (Vice President, Director of the Religion and Peacemaking Program, and Director of the Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution, United States Institute of Peace).

Description: Religion is often seen as a divisive force and a serious source of conflict worldwide. But the negative impact of religion is often exaggerated, and most people are unaware of the positive contributions that religion makes to international peacemaking. Drawing on extensive field experience in many parts of the world, David Smock will explore the strengths and shortcomings of religion in international peacemaking. 

For more information: Please visit http://kroc.nd.edu/events/07yoder.shtml

Reporting from International Hot Spots

Sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Northern California

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco, California 94108.

Description: Reporting international stories presents numerous challenges and how we get our news affects our views of these events. The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS has developed an innovative approach to producing in-depth on-site analyses from hot spots around the globe. Join these veteran reporters and producers for a presentation detailing how new shooting and editing technology offering time and cost efficiency brings viewers of The NewsHour greater insight into the events shaping today's world. The presentation will include video excerpts of recent international coverage (from such places as Pakistan, Turkey, the Sudan, Gaza and the West Bank, Mexico, etc.) as well as discussion of recent events in these hot spots.

Speakers: Simon Marks (President, Feature Story News), Mike Mosettig (Senior Producer, Foreign Affairs and Defense, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer), Margaret Warner (Senior Correspondent, The NewsHour with Jim Lehr).

To RSVP: Please visit http://www.itsyourworld.org/assnfe/ev.asp?SnID=370510667&ID=2031

2007 Global Security Career Fair

Sponsored by the University of Denver

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm . A reception will follow the event from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Location: the HRTM building, University of Denver, Colorado

Description: Last year, 20 organizations participated in the Security Fair and more than 200 students in Masters and PhD degree areas such as International Security, Homeland Security, Law, Business, Engineering and Computer Science attended.  We are looking for a balance of organizations offering full time, professional, salaried positions, short term consulting assignments, internships and information.  This is also a terrific opportunity to reach out to the DU and Denver community.

Cost: The display table fee is $250 for a six foot, skirted table.  Government and nonprofit organizations are offered a discounted display fee of $100. The fee will cover the room rental, a skirted table, assistance, if needed, for bringing in materials, and the reception following the event.   Please make the check out to the Graduate School of International Studies-we are also able to process credit cards.  Space is limited so we encourage you to complete and submit the attached registration form by Friday, September 14, 2007 

For more information: Please contact Mira Morton Luna at mira.luna@du.edu or at 303-871-2552.

Online Forums

New WIIS Blog: http://wiisnetwork.blogspot.com/

WIIS Blog Description: As Women In International Security (WIIS) celebrates its 20th Anniversary, we would like to increase the opportunities for networking and collaboration among the WIIS membership network. WIIS welcomes current and prospective members to share your thoughts on your most recent field activities & accomplishments, WIIS projects and reports, the activities of U.S. Chapters and International Affiliates, and current events. We want to hear from you!  

Learn More About: thoughts & stories from fellow WIIS members, upcoming WIIS projects such as the WIIS Report Card on Women In International Security and the Women in Peace Operations Follow-Up Report, as well as 20th Anniversary Events and Activities. 

To Contribute: If you would like to contribute, please send your posts to wiisoutreach@georgetown.edu

Website: http://wiisnetwork.blogspot.com/

Peace and Collaborative Development Networking

Website: http://internationalpeaceandconflict.ning.com/
Description: This is a free professional networking site to encourage interaction between individuals & organizations worldwide involved in development, peace, conflict resolution and related fields. Members are encouraged to dialogue and share resources.

Calls for Essay Submissions

Please Note: these calls for essay submissions are not sponsored by WIIS.

Doreen and Jim McElvany 2008 Nonproliferation Challenge Essay Contest

Sponsored by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and The Nonproliferation Review 

Submission deadline: March 31, 2008.

Description: We are looking for the best new ideas on how to address contemporary nonproliferation challenges from nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, including those involving both state and non-state actors. The author of the most outstanding essay will receive a $10,000 grand prize and a $1,000 prize for the most outstanding student essay (students are eligible to win the grand prize). Entries should not exceed 10,000 words (including endnotes) and must be the original, unpublished work of the author(s) and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. 

For more information: Please visit http://cns.miis.edu/pubs/npr/contest/index.htm

Calls for Award Nominations

Please Note: these calls for award nominations are not sponsored by WIIS.

Karl Deutsh Award

Sponsored by the International Studies Association (ISA)

Award Details: Established in 1981, the Karl Deutsch Award is presented annually to a scholar in IR under age 40, or within ten years of defending his or her dissertation, who is judged to have made, through a body of publications, the most significant contribution to the study of International Relations and Peace Research. A $500.00 (USD) cash prize to the recipient is awarded from the ISA General Account

Qualifications: For the 2007 award, nominees must be born in 1967 or later, or have defended their dissertation in 1997 or later.

Application Requirements: Each nomination must include a cover letter highlighting specific scientific merits (not merely generic praise) and an updated curriculum vitae of the nominee, including verifiable date of birth and date of the doctoral degree. Only candidates satisfying the merit and age requirements will be considered.

Application deadline: Nominations should be submitted electronically to all three members of the award committee by December 1, 2007. Self-nominations are welcome.

For more Information: please contact Beth Simmons, Chair of Karl Deutsch Award, at bsimmons@wcfia.harvard.edu