February 4, 2016

Career Services Office Notes:
Career Mentor in Residence: International Student Panel Featuring Three Recent Alumni | Join the Career Services Office for a panel discussion with three recent alumni from MAPSS and CIR about what their experiences as international students at the University of Chicago and beyond. | More Info +RSVP
Thursday, February 11th from 5:30-7pm | Pick 319

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DART Community Organizing Information Session | The Direct Action and Research Training Center is a national network of 20 justice ministry organizations that unite congregations across racial, religious, and socioeconomic lines to pursue justice. DART-related organizations seek long-term, sustainable improvements at a systemic level. DART organizations engage in direct action assemblies in which thousands of people from a cross-section of faith traditions publicly hold decision-makers accountable on solutions to serious local community problems. Join DART for an online information session to learn more about becoming a faith-based community organizer. | More Info +RSVP
Information Session: Tuesday, February 15th from 7-8pm CST
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FCB Employer Info Session: Summer Internships | FCB, a fully integrated global advertising agency, will be on campus to speak about career and summer 2016 internship opportunities. Come learn about FCB’s theory on changing behavior and how they do this for clients every day. Presenters will talk about the Strategic Planning and Strategic Analytics internship opportunities and how UChicago students can make an impact at FCB this summer. | Dinner provided | More Info +RSVP
Information Session: Thursday, February 18th from 5-7pm | Stuart 101
Application due: Thursday, February 25th

Thought Provoking

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Women’s Leadership and International Relations 
| CIS + CIR | It is often said that if more women were at the helm of foreign policy, there would be more peace in the world. While women’s leadership in international relations is increasing, women involved in foreign policy still face greater challenges to climbing the seniority ladder when compared to other areas of government. Tellingly, despite the high-profile success of figures such as Jeane Kirkpatrick, Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, and Samantha Power, only 29% of the chiefs of mission at the State Department and of senior foreign positions at USAID are held by women. This trend is matched in the European Union, where only 29% of the staff at the European External Action Service headquarters are women and only 19% of the heads of EU delegations are women. In this talk, Professor Federiga Bindi discusses the factors that have impeded women’s ascent to foreign policy leadership positions and suggests some possible solutions to gender-based inequality in this important sector. | More Info + Register
Wednesday, February 17th @ 3pm | International House, Coulter Lounge
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Muslim Identity Today with Eboo Patel and Rami Nashashibi | IOP | Join the IOP, Spiritual Life, and the Center for Identity and Inclusion for a discussion on Muslim identity, religious pluralism in America today and issues facing Muslim-Americans in America with Eboo Patel, Founder and President of the Interfaith Youth Core, and Rami Nashashibi, Founder and Executive Director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network Chicago and Visiting Professor of Sociology of Religion & Muslim Studies at the Chicago Theological Seminary. Drawing on both their personal and professional experience, they will address these issues on a spiritual, cultural, and political level. | More Info + Register
February 5th from 4:45-6pm | Bond Chapel, 1025 E 58th St

Life Inside the Largest Refugee Camp | IOP | Join the IOP to hear a lecture from Ben Rawlence, author of City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp. To the charity workers, Dadaab refugee camp is a humanitarian crisis; to the Kenyan government, it is a ‘nursery for terrorists’; to the western media, it is a dangerous no-go area; but to its half a million residents, it is their last resort. Situated hundreds of miles from any other settlement, deep within the inhospitable desert of northern Kenya where only thorn bushes grow, Dadaab is a city like no other. Its buildings are made from mud, sticks or plastic, its entire economy is grey, and its citizens survive on rations and luck. Over the course of four years, Ben Rawlence became a first-hand witness to a strange and desperate limbo-land, getting to know many of those who have come there seeking sanctuary. Among them are Guled, a former child soldier who lives for football; Nisho, who scraped an existence by pushing a wheelbarrow and dreaming of riches; Tawane, the indomitable youth leader; and schoolgirl Kheyro, whose future hangs upon her education. In City of Thorns, Rawlence interweaves the stories of nine individuals to show what life is like in the camp and to sketch the wider political forces that keep the refugees trapped there. Rawlence combines intimate storytelling with broad socio-political investigative journalism, doing for Dadaab what Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers did for the Mumbai slums. | More Info + Register
Wednesday, February 10th from 12-1pm | IOP, 5707 S Woodlawn

David Bromwich: Lincoln as Realist and Revolutionist  | Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society | Lincoln is often portrayed as a constitutional moderate and often as a radical. Both pictures are based on convincing evidence. In this Neubauer Collegium Director’s Lecture, David Bromwich considers the prudence of Lincoln’s rejection of abolitionism in the 1850s and his adherence to the Republican platform that disclaimed interference when slavery in the states where it already existed. By contrast, proof of his radicalism lies in the “House Divided” speech of June 16, 1858 and the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863. The speech indicated Lincoln’s readiness to fight a civil war on the issue of slavery; and the legal measure pointed the way to an end of slavery as a probable consequence of the war. The speech and the measure were both qualified, in moderate and prudential-sounding ways; but they indicate choices within a larger emergency when a president ceased to follow and definitively led. | More Info + Register
Thursday, February 11th from 5:30-7pm | Neubauer Collegium, 5701 S Woodlawn Ave

 

 

Workshops

FEATURED
Religion and the Human Sciences | Presentation of a chapter from his dissertation, by Francis McKay | MAPSS Preceptor
Tuesday, February 9th @ 5pm | Swift 208
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Medicine and Its Objects | “Viscerality, Spirituality, and Mechanics in the Childbearing Body,” by Andrea Ford
TODAY!: Thursday, February 4th from 4:30-6pm | Haskell 102

Modern France | “Facilitating Freedom: Women, Family, and Migration in the Early Nineteenth Century French Atlantic,” by Rebecca Hartkopf Schloss (Texas A&M University)
Friday, February 5th @ 4pm | SS224

Art and Politics of East Asia | “Whither Ng Kim Chew’s Nanyang People’s Republic?: History, Ethics, and Literary Writing,” by Nicholas YH Wong
Friday, February 5th from 3-5pm | CEAS 319

American Politics | “Revisiting Colonial Labor Systems: Citizenship and the US Military,” by Alfredo Gonzalez
Monday, February 8th from 12-1:20pm | Pick 319

Social Theory and Evidence | “…Get it Written: Starting the Writing Process,” panel with Andreas Glaeser, Andrew Abbott, and James Evans
Monday, February 8th from 12-1:20pm | SSR401

Committee on Social Thought Colloquium | “Love Bordering on Violence: Thinking the Limits of the Nation-State With and Against Levinas,” by Anne Gamboa
Monday, February 8th @ 4:30pm | Foster 305

Early Christian Studies | “Philo of Alexandria and the Subversion of Eschatological Language,” by Thomas Tobin (Loyola University)
Monday, February 8th from 4:30-6pm | S200

Early Modern | “The Problem with Pokrovskoe: Policing and Competing Conceptions of Urban Order in Eighteenth-Century Moscow,” by Lindsey Martin (Stanford)
Monday, February 8th from 5-6:30pm | Pick 319

Political Theory | “Jeremy Bentham’s Queer Theory: Space and Action,” by Michael Dango
Monday, February 8th from 12-1:20pm | Pick 506

Urban | “Constructing the Vulnerable Body: Authenticating and Documenting Eligibility in an Era of Housing First Homelessness,” by Melissa Osborne
Tuesday, February 9th from 12-1:20pm | SSR105

Social History | “One State, Miscalled the United States,” by Adam Rowe
Tuesday, February 9th from 4:30-6pm | SSR224

Ancient Societies | “More than Meets the Eye: The Multisensory Experience of the Neo-Assyrian Temple,” by Kiersten Neumann
Tuesday, February 9th @ 3:30pm | Classics 21

East Asia | “A Tale of Two Chinas: The Power-Capital China and the Rights-Deprived China,” by George Hong (Purdue University Calumet)
Tuesday, February 9th from 4:30-6pm | Pick Lounge

Gender and Sexuality Studies | “Fitting In?: Gender and the Role of Preference for ‘Cultural Fit’ in Hiring,” by Amanda Sharkey (Indiana University)
Tuesday, February 9th from 4:30-6pm | 5733 S University Ave

Money, Markets, and Governance | “Post-Soviet Modernization: Resource Curse and Regional Development in Modern Russia,” by Christy Brandly
Tuesday, February 9th from 4:30-6pm | SSR401

Animal Studies | “Skinning for Proof and Power in the Periplus of Hanno and its Imperial Tradition,” by Clara Bosak-Schroeder (University of Illinois)
Wednesday, February 10th from 4:30-6pm | Rosenwald 405

Human Rights | “Exploring Phenomenological Diversity in Post Conflict Contexts: How Adolescents Understand Human Rights in Tacna, Peru,” by Gabriel Velez
Wednesday, February 10th from 4:30-6pm | SSR224

Latin American History | “Territory, Indianidad, and the State in the Papaloapan, Mexico,” by Diana Schwartz
Wednesday, February 11th from 4:30-6pm | Kelly 114

 

Fellowships

FEATURED
IOP Internships (funded) | Multiple opportunities | More than forty exciting internships have been opened to MAPSS and CIR students. These internships are exciting opportunities to work in government, policy, politics, advocacy, and related fields. Stipends are provided to offset living expenses. Currently posted opportunities include at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, US Department of the Interior, Vera Institute of Justice, Illinois Republican Party, and Reboot Illinois, with many more being added over the next few weeks. To apply, log into GRAD Gargoyle and click on Jobs. Search for Institute of Politics to see the current listings, and check back regularly for updates. | Any questions can be directed to Alyssa Weel (alyssa2@uchicago.edu)
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Health for America | Health for America is a nonprofit organization which empowers young professionals to create solutions to improve the lives of people living with chronic disease. It funds the Health for American Fellowship, a yearlong venture where young professionals immerse themselves in the healthcare system, find opportunities for impact, and build innovative solutions to America’s most pressing health challenges. Fellows receive a comprehensive education in healthcare, design thinking, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Fellows travel across the country to attend medical conferences, study human-centered design, and meet with startup founders. They work each day to build a solution that is effective, sustainable, and commercially viable, recording their experiences along the way. | More Info and Apply
*Application due Monday, February 29th @ 12 noon EST

Democracy Studies Fellowship Program | The Charles and Kathleen Manatt Democracy Studies Fellowship Program at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems brings outstanding graduate students to the Washington, DC area each year to conduct research in democracy development, election administration, and civic participation in the political process. Previous fellows have found the Manatt Fellowship to be an excellent boost to their careers in international development or research. Manatt Fellows have direct access to IFES experts in democracy-building and research and benefit from Washington DC’s wide network of democracy professionals, institutions, and resources. |More Info and Apply
*Application due Tuesday, March 15th

Jobs

Student Internship: Management and Program Analysis (Beckley, WV) | Department of Labor | As part of the DOL Pathways Internship, this position will mentor the student in a way to broaden their perspective in the field of management and program analysis in the Mine Safety and Health Administration Agency. The student, in a development capacity, will receive classroom and on-the-job training. The student is expected to learn the procedures, methods, and techniques in preparation for advancement. | More Info + Apply

Student Ambassador | City Internships | City Internships gives students the opportunity to amplify the value of their time at university. Internships have become increasingly important in bridging the gap between college and professional life. Our programs offer meaningful work experience and career-focused seminars and social events that spark ambition and flair in participants that will stay with them throughout their working lives. Student ambassadors help raise City Internships brand awareness and serve as the brand voice at their university. As a student ambassador, you will develop strong entrepreneurial skills, like: self-starting qualities, hard-working approach, and ability to manage responsibilities alongside a busy study schedule.| More Info + Apply

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