Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Council Assistant Position in the City of Tacoma, City Manager's Office

The City of Tacoma is recruiting for a Council Assistant to support the Mayor and Council with a variety of analytical, policy research, reporting and administrative functions. Closing date for applications is January 2, 2015. Salary range is $58,593.60 - $75,129.60 annually. Please see link for more information:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/tacoma/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1026946

Friday, December 12, 2014

Lizzie Kressler: Summer Internship at the State Department!

Congrats to Lizzie Kressler who was just accepted for a summer internship with the State Department!   Want to know more?  Give me (Professor O'Neil) a shout--

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Internship with Forterra (formerly Cascade Land Conservancy) in Seattle

From: Katrina Bloemsma <bloemsma.k@gmail.com>
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 11:19 AM
To: akessel; poneil
Subject: Internship Opportunity

Hi Patrick and Alisa,

Just wanted to help get the word out about a marketing internship with Forterra in Seattle. 

It's a great opportunity with a local non-profit. Forterra (formerly Cascade Land Conservancy) is involved in communities across the Puget Sound, including Tacoma and Seattle. They traditionally have focused on land conservation but increasingly are involved in policy work, specifically around land use and development. While I never worked for Forterra, I've been involved with them in the past as a volunteer and trustee and cannot speak highly enough of their work and the people they employ! For the right student, this internship could be a huge first professional opportunity. 

Hope you're both well!


Tuesday, December 09, 2014

NEW IR Course for Spring 2015

Hello P&G Majors and Minors,

I wanted to make you are aware that we just added a new course for Spring term.  US Foreign Policy in the Middle East will meet at 10-10:50 am on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays. Since it is being added late, it is likely to be a smaller class and smaller classes are rare in IR, so I urge you to consider the class. Prerequisite: PG 103 recommended.

After briefly exploring the history of the US in the region we will grapple with the US role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the multiple challenges in US-Iran relations, the escalating war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and much more. So if you have a desire to grapple with the challenges the US faces in this important but tumultuous region, sign up.

The course is open for registration on People Soft.  If you have any problems adding, please contact Lori Blake in the Registrar’s office and she will be happy to assist you.

Best regards,
Kelly Erickson

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Conference Call - Thursday 12/4 at 9 am in Wyatt 326

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you to participate in the final call of the Fall 2014 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Thursday, December 4, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in WY 326. Micah Zenko, CFR's Douglas Dillon fellow in the Center for Preventive Action, and Sarah E. Kreps, associate professor of government at Cornell University, will discuss the increased tactical use of unmanned aerial systems and the ramifications for U.S. foreign policy.

Prior to coming to CFR, Dr. Zenko worked for five years at the Harvard Kennedy School, and in Washington, DC, at the Brookings Institution, Congressional Research Service, and State Department's Office of Policy Planning. He has published on a range of national security issues, including articles in "Foreign Affairs," the "Journal of Strategic Studies," "Defense and Security Analysis," and "Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science," and op-eds in the "Washington Post," "Los Angeles Times," "Chicago Tribune," and "New York Times." Dr. Zenko writes the blog "Politics, Power, and Preventive Action," which covers U.S. national security policy, international security, and conflict prevention.

Dr. Kreps is codirector of the Cornell Law School International Law-International Relations Colloquium, and an affiliate of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies' Foreign Policy initiative. Her research focuses on issues of international security, particularly questions of conflict and cooperation, alliance politics, political economy, and nuclear proliferation. Her work has been featured in a series of media outlets including the "Washington Post," "International Herald Tribune," "New York Times," "Christian Science Monitor," "USA Today," CNBC, and Reuters TV. Dr. Kreps teaches courses on international law, weapons proliferation, peace and conflict studies, and international relations theory.

As background for the discussion, you may wish to review the following materials:

1) Sarah E. Kreps and Micah Zenko, "Limiting Armed Drone Proliferation," Council Special Report No. 69, Council on Foreign Relations Press, June 2014.
2) Sarah E. Kreps, "Drone Proliferation: What We Have to Fear," The Hill, June 25, 2014.
3) Sarah E. Kreps and Micah Zenko, "The Next Drone Wars: Preparing for Proliferation," Foreign Affairs, March/April 2014.
4) Jonathan Masters, "Targeted Killings," Backgrounder, CFR.org, May 23, 2013.
5) Micah Zenko, "Politics, Power, and Preventive Action," Blog, Council on Foreign Relations.

If you're interested in attending, please RSVP to Professor Seth Weinberger at sweinberger@pugetsound.edu.

Hope to see you there!

Seth Weinberger

Monday, November 24, 2014

US Teaching Assistantship Austria 2015-16 - application deadline January 15, 2015

Since 1962, the US Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria has provided US college and university graduates with opportunities to work at secondary schools throughout Austria as teaching assistants.

We would ask you to please inform your students about this great opportunity! You can find more information about the program, including how to apply, on our new website http://www.usta-austria.at/ Only online applications will be accepted. Please note that the application deadline for the program year 2015-16 is January 15, 2015.

The following link directs you to our website, where you can find the program description and download an informative flyer about the program for 2015-16: https://www.usta-austria.at/site/programdescription/program
The flyer can then which can be posted or distributed to interested students, either electronically or in paper copy.

US teaching assistants not only enhance the instruction of English as native speakers; they are also important resources for first-hand information about the United States and the "American way of life." The Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women’s affairs (BMBF) finances this program, which is administered by the Austrian-American Educational Commission (Fulbright Commission). While the participants in this program contribute to the Fulbright goal of promoting mutual understanding, this is not a Fulbright grant program. For information on the Fulbright student program in Austria, please consult the Institute for International Education at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/ or the website of the Austrian-American Educational Commission at http://www.fulbright.at/

If you have any questions about the program and the online application process, please do not hesitate to contact Jürgen Hörmann at jhoermann@fulbright.at