April 14, 2016

Career Services

MAPSS/CIR Student-Alumni Career Conference | The annual MAPSS and CIR student-alumni career conference is not to be missed. This conference brings alumni from both MA programs who are eager to share their unique career paths and trajectories with current students. This is an excellent opportunity to network with alumni from both MAPSS and CIR. | RSVP Here for a limited number of tickets and to learn more about the schedule!
Saturday, April 16th, all day | Saieh Hall, Room 146

Women in Global Policy | PLEN: The Public Leadership Education Network | PLEN is a national organization that prepares women for leadership in the public policy arena through seminars in Washington, DC. We have an upcoming seminar in which you will have the opportunity to dive into international policy issues, expand you network, and develop your professional skills. Students will hear from leaders advocating for humanitarian issues, citizens’ rights, international security, and international development in an increasingly interconnected world. | Need-based scholarships are available for students. | More Info + Register
Seminar Dates: May 16-20
LAST CHANCE: Application Due: April 22nd (scholarship due Friday, April 18th)

Patricia Lynn Baker Prize | The Patricia Lynn Baker Prize is intended to encourage the use of social science knowledge in improving human welfare, in identifying and analyzing institutionalized forms of inequality, and in promoting social reform. Graduate students in the Departments of Political Science, Sociology, and in the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences are eligible for this award. To apply for the Prize, each applicant must submit a written essay (not to exceed 50 pages). The essay may be a term paper, thesis, or a thesis chapter that embodies one or more of the above concerns. A selection committee of three faculty members, one each from Political Science, Sociology, and the Master of the Arts Program in the Social Sciences, shall determine the recipient. | Award will be $600
*Please submit an electronic copy that includes your name, address, email address, phone number, and department or program name on the title page to Kathy Anderson (kanders@uchicago.edu) no later than Monday, April 25th.

Fulbright Week | UChicagoGRAD | UChicagoGRAD and the Center for Scholarly Achievement are pairing up to offer a week of programing to draw awareness to the Fulbright US Student Program and help students get an early start on the 2017-2018 application cycle. The internal deadline for graduate students to apply through the University is September 19, 2016. The Fulbright program offers Research/Study Grants and English Teaching Assistantships. The grants are available for many countries and offer funding for 8-12 months of research, study, or teaching. The program aims to increase mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange while serving as a catalyst for long-term leadership and academic development. Each year, between 12-20 graduate students from across the academic divisions win Fulbright awards. The Fulbright US Student Program Fellowships are open to all US citizens holding a bachelor’s degree by the start of the grant. | For information on all workshops, check HERE
Monday, April 11th-Friday, April 14th


Found in Translation: Russia and the West in Dialogue | Center for East European Studies | An international group of scholars will discuss problems of cross-cultural communication in the context of Russia’s long dialogue with the West, with a keynote address by Richard Taruskin (UC-Berkeley). | More Info
Friday, April 15th @ 1:45pm-Saturday, April 16th
Franke Institute for the Humanities

The Inquisition and Information Control Before and After Galileo | Morris Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine | Join us for an afternoon exploring how the Inquisition responded to the printing press and other innovations in the dissemination of information, and how its methods of information control reshaped, restricted, or sometimes paradoxically enabled the dissemination and practice of radical thought, science, medicine, and religion in the Renaissance and Enlightenment. | More Info
Tuesday, April 19th from 12-5pm
Franke Institute for the Humanities

Thought Provoking

The Abolitionist International: Anatomy of a Radical Movement | Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture | In this talk, Manisha Sinha draws from her new book The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition to reimagine the movement to abolish slavery as a radical, interracial movement in which men and women, blacks and whites, the free and enslaved found common ground with international progressive movements such as utopian socialism, pacifism, and domestic struggles for workingmen’s, immigrant, and Native American rights. They developed incipient critiques of early capitalism and European imperialism and sought to connect abolition with revolutionary movements across the globe. Please note: copies of The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition may be purchased at the event courtesy of the Seminary Co-op. Manisha Sinha is a Professor of Afro-American Studies and History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She was born in India and received her Ph.D from Columbia University where her dissertation was nominated for the Bancroft prize. She is the author of The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina (University of North Carolina Press, 2000) which was named one of the ten best books on slavery recently, and The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition (Yale University Press, 2016). | More Info + Register
        Tonight! Thursday, April 14th @ 4:30pm | SSR 224

President Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications & Speechwriting Ben Rhodes | IOP | Ben Rhodes is the Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, overseeing President Obama’s national security communications, speechwriting, and global engagement. Previously, he served as Deputy Director of White House Speechwriting, and as a Senior Speechwriter for the Obama campaign. Prior to joining Obama for America, he worked for several years as Special Assistant to Lee Hamilton at the Wilson Center, where he helped draft the Iraq Study Group Report and the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. He is the co-author, with Lee Hamilton and Tom Kean, of Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission. | More Info + Register
Friday, April 15th from 12:30-1:45pm | Rockefeller Chapel

The Water Next Time: Changing Wavescapes in the Anthropocene, South and North | CIS | Join MIT Anthropologist Stefan Helmreich for his upcoming lecture on Wavescapes. Do ocean waves have a history? This presentation looks toward a future in which waves are not only known differently (though new kinds of computer modeling, for example) but also become differently composed material phenomena than once they were. Today’s wave scientists and modelers are predicting that climate change may not only transform the global distribution of significant wave heights, but also may also (though the claim is controversial) amplify the frequency of rogue or freak waves, changing the world’s wavescape in novel ways. This presentation will deliver a history of ocean wave modeling in order to anchor an ethnographic report on how scientists think about whether waves (canonically imagined as not evolving, not decaying, but repeating, periodic–cyclical avatars of the ceaseless sea) may be transforming in synchrony with the political, economic, and social scene of the Anthropocene, and may be doing so differently in the southern and northern hemispheres. | More Info + Register
Friday, April 15th @ 4:30pm
International House, Coulter Lounge

Crossing the Vertical Border Exhibition | CIR + CSPRC | Please join the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, the Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Spanish Graduate Students Committee, in a series of conversations with Salvadoran journalist Óscar Martínez about his books on Central America and with Catalan photojournalist Edu Ponces about his photographic work, on display at the CSRPC throughout the Spring Quarter, in an exhibition entitled Crossing the Vertical Border: On the Central American Migrant Trail.
Opening reception on Monday, April 18th @ 4:30pm
CSRPC, 5733 S University Ave

The Conservative Heart with AEI President Arthur Brooks | IOP | Join the IOP for a discussion with Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute and the author of The Conservative Heart, on how values of free enterprise can unite the country and lift up struggling Americans. Brooks prescribes a solution for what he considers a messaging problem: speak less from the head and more from the heart. However, given the rhetoric and vitriol of the current nomination process, how can the candidates change their tune to broaden their appeal to poor voters by highlighting the benefits to them of free market values? And crucially, is this message viable in the currently divided Republican Party? | More Info + Register
Monday, April 18th from 6-7:15pm | Quadrangle Club

Take a Break

UChicago Accessibility Mapping Project | Bring your friends! We’ll have a quick presentation and then send teams out to campus buildings to perform accessibility evaluations. This information will be super valuable– it’ll catalogue the state of accessibility on campus, and help people better plan inclusive events. | (More Info on planning meeting: Thursday, April 14th @ 7:30pm in Bartlett Lounge)
Friday, April 15th from 1:30-4pm
McCormick Tribune Lounge, 1st Floor Reynolds Club

Arts Festival in Washington Park | UChicago Student Government | >It will showcase performances and talents from UChicago students and local youth, and FREE food! Served from local restaurants and providing a taste of the South Side! The hope is to provide students and community residents the opportunity to enjoy distinct art forms and diverse performances, to meet people with like-minded interests, and to engage in a forum for continued exploration. All of which will come along with complimentary food prepared by local vendors as well as interactive outdoor art projects. | More Info
Saturday, April 23rd starting at 12pm | Washington Park




Urban Workshop | Panel workshop with MAPSS students Lisa Doi, Yasemin Arikan, and Clare Wan
Tuesday, April 19th from 12-1:20pm | SSR105

PIPES | “Restraining Great Powers: Soft Balancing from Empires to the Global Era,” by TV Paul (McGill University)
        TONIGHT!: Thursday, April 14th from 4:30-6:30pm | Pick 506

Middle East History and Theory | “Same-Sex Acts and the Islamic Tradition,” by Sara Omar (Georgetown)
       TONIGHT!: Thursday, April 14th @ 4:30pm | Stuart 101

Modern France | “A Freedom in Chains: Protestant Negotiation and the Fight Over Liberté de Conscience in Sixteenth-Century France,” by Elisa Jones
Friday, April 15th @ 4pm | SSR224

Mass Culture | “The Structure of Romantic Affect: Soundtracks and the Intimate Event,” by Dan Wang
Friday, April 15th from 10:30am-12pm | Cobb 310

American Politics | “Black, ‘Violent,’ and Newsworthy: Implicit and Explicit Episodic Framing in the 21st Century,” by Jenn M Jackson
Monday, April 18th from 12-1:20pm | Pick 222

Early Modern | “Censored Objects: Expurgating Medical Books in Counter-Reformation Italy,” by Hannah Marcus (Stanford University)
Monday, April 18th from 5-6:30pm | Pick 222

Theology and Ethics | “Will and Nil: Christ’s Agony in the Garden and Other Ethical Dilemmas in Early Christian and Medieval Thought,” by Alain de Libera (College de France)
Tuesday, April 19th @ 4:30pm | Swift Lecture Hall

African Studies | “Thoughts on Silicon Valley’s Response to ‘Conflict Minerals’ and Congolese Artisanal Mining,” by James Smith (University of California Davis)
Tuesday, April 19th from 5:30-7pm | SSR122

PISP | “Restrained by Design: The Political Economy of Cyber Conflict,” by Jon Lindsay (University of Toronto)
Tuesday, April 19th from 4:30-6:30pm | Pick 506

Money, Markets, and Governance | “Settling Accounts: The ÉmigréIndemnity and Financializing Citizenship in Restoration France,” by Tyson Leuchter
Tuesday, April 19th from 4:30-6pm | SSR401

Animal Studies | “Carnivorous Cinema,” by James Leo Cahill (University of Toronto)
Wednesday, April 20th @ 4:30pm | Rosenwald 405

Comparative Behavioral Biology | “Dolphin Behavior and Communication: Tools, Technology, and Time,” by Denise Herzing (Wild Dolphin Project)
Wednesday, April 20th @ 12pm | BPSB 122

Comparative Politics | “Metaphor, Tragedy, and Error in Authoritarian Politics,” by Sofia Fenner
Wednesday, April 20th @ 5pm | Wilder House

Semiotics | “Andino-futurism, Tupak Katari in Space, and Decolonizing Time During Bolivia’s Pacha Kuti,” by Karl Swinehart (University of Louisville)
Thursday, April 21st from 4:30-6pm | Haskell 101


New Product Development Associate | NowPow | NowPow is a knowledge utility company that powers up underserved communities by providing people with the vital information they need to stay well and live long. Our information technology connects health care to self care. By providing better access to the right resources, NowPow makes self care simple for those that need it most. The New Product Development Associate plays an essential role in the development and continuous improvement of NowPow products. The Associate works with the NPD Department to develop and iterate on elegant product features that address pressing consumer needs. The Associate also helps track and resolve bugs in the product, SLS database, and Five9 tool as they relate to SLS. | More Info
*To apply, send your resume and cover letter HR@nowpow.com

Development Policy Officer/Senior Development Policy Officer | Millennium Challenge Corporation | Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, visit ourWebsite to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking. If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the Millennium Challenge Corporation! Our model is defined by principles of selectivity, country ownership, transparency, and a focus on results. Our values identify who we are and what is important to us. MCC’s values are CLEAR – Collaboration, Learning, Excellence, Accountability and Respect. We recruit staff that will embody and uphold these values. As the Development Policy Officer/Senior Development Policy Officer you will perform a variety of assignments that relate to the creation of MCC’s annual scorecards of country policy performance. This includes analyzing and manipulating a wide range of third-party governance and other policy data using a range of analytical tools, and examining the policy performance of candidate countries. | More Info + Apply
*MAPSS alum hiring; apply by Wednesday, April 27th

Legal Assistant | Department of Labor (San Francisco, CA) | Independently supports one or more Administrative Law Judges and provides legal and administrative assistance. Receives all case files assigned to the Judge and enters the information into the computerized system. Determines which statutes and regulations apply to each case. Prepares pre-hearing orders and correspondence. Reviews all incoming briefs, pleadings, motions, correspondence, and other documents. Receives visitors and telephone calls. Arranges Judge’s travel, prepares records of itineraries, prepares travel authorizations and travel vouchers. Keeps track of the Judge’s calendar, reminding the Judge of meetings and hearing dates. Reviews all outgoing correspondence and legal documents for grammatical accuracy and ensures correctness of legal format, legal terminology and mathematical computations. Uses word processing software and printing equipment to create, copy, edit, store, retrieve and print products in a variety of formats. | More Info + Apply
*Apply by 4/21/16

Director, Office of Regulatory and Programmatic Policy (Washington, DC) | US Department of Policy | The Director, Office of Regulatory and Programmatic Policy (ORPP), reports directly to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy. The incumbent takes the lead in assuring that the Department’s regulatory programs comply with the Regulatory Flexibility Act; Executive Orders 12866, 13084 and 13132; the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995; the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996; the OMB Calendar of Federal Regulations; and other relevant laws, Executive Orders, presidential memoranda and congressional study directives. The Director directs the development of complex quantitative economic analyses for the creation, modification and evaluation of DOL agency policies, regulations and program activities. The Director is responsible for ensuring that appropriate economic and policy research is undertaken to provide the basis necessary for the Secretary and other senior leadership to make essential policy decisions. The Director exercises program direction over ORPP. The Director supervises economists, policy analysts, and develops strategies, policies and procedures to meet agency goals and objectives. The Director evaluates the work of ORPP, and the contributions of individual staff members and carries out normal personnel management responsibilities such as EEO, selection, discipline, employee development, and performance management. | More Info + Apply
*Apply by May 11th