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Newsflash No. 13 - March 24th, 2016

A collection of events, seminars, information and opportunities for master’s students in English that are being held primarily at the Faculty of Social Sciences

Contents:

 

News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences

 

• Graduate School office will be closed Friday, March 24 and Monday, March 28 due to the Easter holiday. The student reception desk will re-open on Wednesday, March 30th.

• Seminar: Rediscovering Rosemary Hakim: performing Arab American womanhood as miss Lebanon America 1955/March 25th

•Development Practitioner Seminar: the role of statistics in development/ April 4th

 

External news/events

 

•Lunchtime talk: "Understanding your foodprint: The environmental impacts of what we eat"/ March 29th

•Seminar: Abdallah Azzam and the Rise of the Muslim Foreign Fighter Phenomenon/ March 31st

•Do You Want an International Career?/ March 31st

•Seminar: Getting a job - What recruiters look for?/ April 7th

•Seminar: Whither Isreal?/April 14th

•Branding Africa Conference/May 12th

 

Opportunities

 

•Call for applications for educational development funding 2016–2017

•Apply Today: The Martin Alexandersson Research Scholarship

•SASA announces travel grants to Lund University students for fall semester 2016

•Applications open for Greater Europe Meetings: Paris 2016

 

Other Events

 

•Concert: Utspel konsert 1, Chamber Music/ April 1st

•Concert: Utspel konsert 2, Chamber Music/ April 2nd

•Quantum Show in Vattenhallen/ April 2nd & 3rd

•Concert: Utspel konsert 3, Chamber Music/ April 2nd

•Concert: Utspel konsert 4, Chamber Music/ April 2nd

•Lunch concert at Pufendorf/ April 5th

 

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News from Graduate School & Faculty of Social Sciences

 

• Graduate School office will be closed Friday, March 24 and Monday, March 28 due to the Easter holiday. The student reception desk will re-open on Wednesday, March 30th.

 

• Seminar: Rediscovering Rosemary Hakim: performing Arab American womanhood as miss Lebanon America 1955

Part of the spring 2016 Gender Studies Seminar Series.

With Martina Koegeler-Abdi, PhD Student at Center for Transnational American Studies at the University of Copenhagen

Rosemary Hakim won the first Miss Lebanon American beauty pageant in 1955. She used her popularity among the Lebanese diaspora community to secure an invitation back to the homeland, which propelled her into the middle of US Cold War politics, cultural diplomacy and Lebanese nationalism. After an eventful summer in Beirut she returned to the US and wrote an unpublished memoir, entitled Arabian Antipodes, which chronicled her visit.

This 1955 account highlights an often overlooked moment in the history of Arab American women’s presence and public agency within the US. Martina Koegeler-Abdi's talk looks at Hakim’s ambivalent self-representation on this transnational stage and the way she draws on varying kinds of Arab American womanhood to negotiate both Lebanese and US nationalisms, Orientalisms and her own sense of self

 

Date:  25th March, 2016

Time: 15:15- 17:00

Location: Room 221, Department of Gender Studies, Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14M, Lund

 

• Development Practitioner Seminar: the role of statistics in development

Fernanda Drumund works as a survey and data investigator at Gapminder Foundation in Stockholm, and holds a Master's Degree in Development Studies from Lund University, and a Bachelor's Degree in International relations from Brazil. She is working as an assistant to Prof. Hans Rosling, taking care of arrangements, aside to the creation of educational material and visualisations based on statistics of global development issues. She has also worked in the corporate and academic sectors in USA, Brazil, India and Nepal. Apart from working for Gapminder, she dedicates her time to Yuwalaya, a Youth Resource Center implemented in Nepal through ABC Sweden (NGO).

Silja Emmel is Head of Section in International Consulting at Statistics Denmark, or as Deputy Project Leader in statistical capacity building projects as she clarifies it herself. She works in a team of three people with responsibility for bidding on projects. Once won, she designs a work plan, coordinates with project partners and experts, monitors the implementation and provide report to donors (mainly the EU and the World Bank). Her background is in Political Science and in Development Studies, also from Lund University. Prior to her current position, she has been active in NGO's in Denmark and in Germany, focusing Southern Africa and land rights. She also teaches intercultural communication for staff at Statistics Denmark, building on her experiences.

To attend this event, sign up here: https://docs.google.com/a/student.lu.se/forms/d/1-EwdOIBFjNLl_u_I2XfsZlN10JScYLPG-JUi9rsAMZQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

Date: 4th April, 2016

Time: 15:00- 17:00

Location: Room R240, Building "Gamla kirurgen", Sandgatan 3, Paradis area

Please check this website: http://graduateschool.sam.lu.se/about/regular-events/the-development-practitioner-seminars/development-practitioner-seminar-series-2016 or

Contact: shoshana.iten [at] sam.lu.se

 

 

• Seminar: The Queer Art of Seeking Asylum

Part of the Crip and Queer Seminar Series by the Department of Gender Studies

The Queer Art of Seeking Asylum: Tracing Im/Mobility through Experiences of Iranian Queer Refugee Claimants in Turkey

Eda Farsakoglu is a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology and an affiliate of Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University.

This paper is based on a multi-sited ethnographic research project that Eda Farsakoglu conducted with Iranian queers seeking refugee status in the transit migratory space of Turkey. It poses the following questions: How refugee claims of Iranian queers are processed by the decision makers in Turkey and how Iranian queer refugee applicants adopt to, negotiate with and resist against the constraints set by governmentalities of asylum and border regimes.

Focusing on intra-group social hierarchies among Iranian queer refugee claimants and mobility-related strategies of their support workers, Eda Farsakoglu argue that the international refugee regime closes the westbound doors to those Iranian

 

Date: 20th April, 2016

Time: 15:15- 17:00

Location: Room 226, Department of Gender Studies, Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14M, Lund

For more information conatct: jens.rydstrom [at] genus.lu.se

 

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External News & Events in Details

 

• Lunchtime talk: "Understanding your foodprint: The environmental impacts of what we eat"

  How does the food on your plate affect the planet? Our choice of what to eat is one of the biggest impacts we have on the environment- and our health. This lunchtime talk will present the latest research on the connections between diet and the environment. Discussion led by Dr. Kimberly Nicholas, Associate Professor, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies.

  Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/191303601249012/

 

Date: 29th March, 2016

Time: 12:00- 12:45

Location: Cafe & Restaurant Inspira (lower level), Medicon Village, Scheelevägen 2, 223 63 Lund

 

• Seminar: Abdallah Azzam and the Rise of the Muslim Foreign Fighter Phenomenon

Abdallah Azzam (1941-1989) is a pivotal figure in the history of militant Islamism. He played a crucial role in the Arab mobilisation to the 1980s war in Afghanistan and left a vast ideological production which continues to inspire militants today. But how did Azzam, a Palestinian, end up in Afghanistan and what made his writings so influential? This lecture will retrace Azzam’s biography and ideological evolution and argue that his influence stems from his articulation of a new foreign fighter doctrine at a time when pan-Islamism was on the rise in the Muslim world. The findings are based on extensive primary source research and fieldwork in Palestine, Jordan, and Pakistan. About the speaker: Thomas Hegghammer is senior research fellow at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) and adjunct professor of political science at the University of Oslo. He is the author of Jihad in Saudi Arabia (2010) and many other books and articles on jihadism. He is currently completing a biography of Abdallah Azzam for Cambridge University Press.

 

Date: 31st March, 2016           

Time: 17:00

Location: TBA

 

• Seminar: Do You Want an International Career?

Are you interested in finding out what to think about if you want to do an international career?

 

Date: 31st March, 2016

Time: 16:00- 18:00

Location: Room EC3:211 at the School of Economics and Management Tycho Brahes väg 1

Sign up here: http://mycareer.lu.se/event/1394

 

• Seminar: Getting a job - What recruiters look for?

Seminar with StudentConsulting.

 

Date: 7th April, 2016

Time: 14:15- 16:00

Location: LUX Hörsal övre (auditorum, first floor) Helgonavägen 3

Sign up here: http://mycareer.lu.se/event/1510

 

• Seminar: Whither Isreal?

Reflections by Professor Avi Shlaim, Oxford etc and Göran Rosenberg, writer and journalist.

Avi Shlaim is the author of The Iron Wall etc

Göran Rosenberg is the author of The Lost Land (Det förlorade landet). This is a cooperation between the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies and Utrikespolitiska föreningen.

 

Date: 14th April, 2016

Time: 19:00-prompt

Location: Café Athen, AF-borgen

 

• Branding Africa Conference, May 12th

Africa is rapid changing, hosting 10 of the world’s fastest growing economies.  Home to 1.1billion people, 54 different countries and over 2,000 languages, it is estimated that 1 in every 3 Africans is middle class. This scenario translates into a unique market with numerous investment opportunities. At present, companies and institutions worldwide are (re) strategizing and aligning themselves with these changes to create business linkages and synergies with the African continent. To venture into new markets, companies require comprehensive knowledge, contacts and good connections. At Branding Africa Conference, delegates and exhibition visitors will get insights into African markets and present opportunities. Our speakers have extensive knowledge and experience spanning academia, industry and government. They will inform, educate and hopefully inspire you to invest in Africa.

Branding Africa Conference is being organized for the first time by Nordic African Trade and Investment Expo (NATIE). Join us and get to know more about opportunities for businesses and academia. Here you will meet Nordic startups in Africa, government senior figures and the African diplomatic community.

To register, fill out the form on the event website: www.nordicafrican.net. Alternatively you can send your details to contact [at] nordicafrican.net or call +46 0703607623.

 

All are welcome!

 

Date: 12 MAY 2016

Venue: IDEON Agora - Lund

Free Registration

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Opportunities:

 

• Call for applications for educational development funding 2016–2017

In line with the efforts to develop teaching methods and professional qualifications, the Faculty wants to encourage the realisation of projects and ideas on educational development that promote students’ learning and their learning environment. Successful applicants will receive financial compensation for a maximum of one month full time, which is to be used to develop teaching methods, educational leadership, collaboration in teaching teams and teaching materials or the equivalent. Please note that applications for projects aimed at regular course development will not be considered.

For more information and application form visit http://www.sam.lu.se/anstalldsidan/for-fakultetens-personal/sok-anslag/sok-anslag-for-pedagogisk-utvecklingstid.

Applications are to be submitted electronically to Malin.Schatz [at] sam.lu.se  by 16 May 2016.

 

 

• Apply Today: The Martin Alexandersson Research Scholarship

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is accepting applications to the annual “Martin Alexandersson Research Scholarship for Human Rights Studies.”

The scholarship is awarded to a researcher who is planning to carry out, or who is carrying out, a study in the field of human rights, preferably in respect of Roma populations or of anti-Semitism, and who is well qualified for the task.

Applications are encouraged from around the world concerning the implementation of human rights of Roma and Jews, including strategies for rights implementation and special measures directed towards these Groups.

The project shall start and be finalized, or be expected to be finalized, before the end of the year 2016.

The 2015 Martin Alexandersson Research Scholarship for Human Rights Studies was awarded to Dr Ioana Bunescu, a researcher and project manager at the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM). Her project looks at municipality strategies for the implementation of the rights of Romanian EU migrants begging in Sweden.

Application deadline is 9 May 2016.

 

For more information click here:http://rwi.lu.se/2016/03/apply-today-the-martin-alexandersson-research-s...

 

• SASA announces travel grants to Lund University students for fall semester 2016.

The South Asian Students Association (SASA) at Lund University, in collaboration with SASNET, announces a maximum of three travel grants for students that are planning for fieldwork in South Asia during the fall semester of 2016. The grants will cover travel expenses for airline tickets for applicants to do fieldwork in a South Asian country for up to a maximum of 8000,- SEK. Students enrolled at Lund University who plan to do fieldwork in South Asia are eligible to apply.

In order to do so, fill in the application form, enclose your CV and an up-to-date copy of your LADOK results, and e-mail these to SASNET Deputy Director Lars Eklund at lars.eklund [at] sasnet.lu.se no later than April 10, 2016 at noon. Applications will be ranked based on the quality of the project proposal, relevance of the research, grades of the applicant and the experiences as listed in the CV. SASA and SASNET expect to announce a new round of fieldwork grants for those doing fieldwork during the spring for the spring semester 2017. Like the SASA Facebook page to stay updated on grant announcements and activities. For questions and more information contact Elina Vidarsson at elina-maria.vidarsson [at] sasnet.lu.se. We look forward to receiving your application!

Call for one month position to prepare research application at Lund University

For the second year, SASNET invites researchers at Lund University to apply for a one month position (”ansökningsmånad”) at SASNET in which to prepare a research application with a South Asian focus. The purpose is to promote more South Asia-related research at Lund University. Members of all faculties and disciplines at the University are invited. The salary will range to a maximum of SEK 35 000. Applications are especially encouraged from the faculties of Social Sciences, Humanities and Theology, Fine and Performing Arts, and Law. Applications, including CV, should be sent to andreas.johansson [at] sasnet.lu.se by the closing date of 31 March 2016.

The previous call for applications in 2015 received a very positive response. One of the granted applications, by Ebbe Nordlander at the Division of Chemical Physics, Department of Chemistry, later resulted in a Swedish Research Links (SRL) grant from the Swedish Research Council for a three-year project entitled “Development of Bio-inspired Catalysts for Oxidative Degradation of Organic Pollutants in Wastewater”.

 

 

• Applications open for greater Europe meeting: Paris 2016!

The Youth Association for a Greater Europe welcomes all youth aged 18-35 years old from Europe and CIS* to apply to join our fourth annual international youth forum this summer in Paris!

The forum will run from the 25th to 31st of July.

During the week the participants will get the opportunity to participate in plenary sessions at the UNESCO headquarters, attend lectures and masterclasses with the highly qualified speakers, engage in cultural events and become student of one of the forum’s schools: EU-EAEU Diplomatic School or Projects School.

This is a fabulous opportunity to get to know other youth with the same interests as you from across the entire continent!

There are only 40 places, so the first 40 who apply and we believe are suitable will be picked, so apply without delay!

Check our website for more details about the programme and for the application form:

http://www.greater-europe.com/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/GreaterEurope

(*This also includes affiliated countries, such as Ukraine, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Norway and Switzerland.)

 

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Other Events in Details

 

• Concert: Utspel konsert 1, Chamber Music

Concert with the Malmö Academy of Music: Ensembles in the woodwind, brass, percussion, guitar, piano and singing in front of works of Poulenc, Musgrave, Söfelde and Vinao, and others.

 

Date: 1st April, 2016

Time: 18:00

Location: Rosenberg Hall, Malmö Academy of Music

Contact: konsert [at] mhm.lu.se

 

• Concert: Utspel konsert 2, Chamber Music

Concert with the Malmö Academy of Music: Ensembles in the woodwind, brass, percussion, guitar, piano and singing in front of works of Poulenc, Musgrave, Söfelde and Vinao, and others.

 

Date:  2nd April, 2016

Time: 12:00

Location: Victoria Theatre

Contact: konsert [at] mhm.lu.se

 

• Quantum Show in Vattenhallen

Experience exciting and interactive experiments and shows in Vattenhallen.

The event is open to the public. Quantum show: a physics show that takes you on a journey through the waves, music, energy, light, color and laser light.

For more information, please check the links below:

 

http://www.vattenhallen.lth.se/upplevelser/show-och-forestallning/quantumshow/

 

http://www.vattenhallen.lth.se/planetariet/

 

Date: 2nd & 3rd April , 2016

Time: 12:00- 17:00

Location: Water Science Center Hall, John Ericssons väg 1, Lund

 

• Concert: Utspel konsert 3, Chamber Music

Concert with the Malmö Academy of Music: Ensembles in the woodwind, brass, percussion, guitar, piano and singing in front of works of Poulenc, Musgrave, Söfelde and Vinao, and others.

 

Date:2nd April, 2016

Time: 15:00

Location: S:t Andreas kyrka, Malmö

Contact: konsert [at] mhm.lu.se

 

• Concert: Utspel konsert 4, Chamber Music

Concert with the Malmö Academy of Music: Ensembles in the woodwind, brass, percussion, guitar, piano and singing in front of works of Poulenc, Musgrave, Söfelde and Vinao, and others.

 

Date: 2nd April, 2016

Time: 17:00

Location: Landstingssalen, Malmö rådhus

Contact: konsert [at] mhm.lu.se

 

• Lunch concert at Pufendorf

Once a month we invite you to the concert, bring your own lunch and come and listen!

Read more here: http://www.pi.lu.se/vad-hander/lunchkonserter

 

Date: 5th April, 2016

Time: 12:15- 13:00

Location: Pufendorf Institute 2nd Floor

Contact: gisela.ferre_aramburu [at] pi.lu.se

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