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,, 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

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 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:
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 or the website of the Austrian-American Educational Commission at

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

Civil Liberties & Public Policy's Summer 2015 Paid Undergrad Internship Program

Internship stipend is $3300

Application deadline: January 15, 2015

From: Johanna Fernández []
To: David J Sousa
Subject: Civil Liberties and Public Policy's Summer 2015 Paid Undergraduate Internship Program

Dear Professor Sousa,

We'd love for you to share this opportunity with undergraduate students you work with in the Politics & Government department.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you!

The Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) is a 10-week paid summer internship program sponsored by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program<> at Hampshire College. Undergraduate students intern at reproductive rights and social justice organizations around the country. Organizations work on a wide array of issues from reproductive health, economic justice, immigrant rights, rights of indigenous peoples, LGBTQ rights, human rights, intimate partner abuse, and mass incarceration.

Some of the participating organizations include: Advocates for Youth, Justice Now, the Audre Lorde Project, Stonewall Youth, SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, HealthRight International, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Sadie Nash Leadership Project, Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center, Tewa Women United, Aid to Inmate Mothers, Prison Birth Project, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.

Locations include: New York, NY, Boston, MA, San Francisco/Oakland, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA, New Orleans, LA, Montgomery, AL, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, Santa Fe, NM, Denver, CO, Lake Andes, SD, Amherst, MA, Burlington, VT

Internship stipend is $3300.

Eligibility requirements

 *   Must currently be an undergraduate student at a US college/university
 *   Must not be graduating in Spring/Summer 2015
 *   Must be able to attend the CLPP Conference<> in Amherst, MA, April 10-12, 2015 (CLPP will cover all travel costs for students who live outside of Western Massachusetts)

More information and an application is available at: