» Archive for: July, 2016


The Harvard University Academy Scholars Program is open to recent PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates. Those still pursuing a PhD should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writing of their theses before applying to become Academy Scholars.

harvard-logo-2xThe Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

More information: http://academy.wcfia.harvard.edu/programs/academy_scholar

ESDP_24The long-standing crisis in the #SouthChinaSea has received considerable media attention, not least in light of the historic judgement by the Hague Tribunal.

The judgement is likely to be strongly resisted, not least by the government of China.

This makes the critical analysis by Thanh Dam Truong and senior GGSJ researcher Karim Knio all the more important and valuable. Their 2016 book, published by Springer, discusses the many complex interactions at play.

On 8 July 2016, GGSJ Researcher Mohammed Omer Almoghayer successfully defended his doctoral thesis at the Paleiskerk in The Hague.

Omer_promotionteamWith the title Beyond factionalism: cultural and children’s programs on Palestinian satellite television Dr. Omer Almoghayer argued his thesis, which was supervised by Professor Karin Arts (ISS), Professor Dick Douwes (EUR) and Dr. Helen Hintjens, on the production of Palestinian satellite television in the contemporary era. As noted in the abstract to his thesis:

it interrogates the ways in which factors beyond simple factional politics come to impact the creation of cultural and children’s programming even in the highly charged political environment of the Palestinian territories. Combining close content analysis with qualitative, in depth producer interviews, the dissertation argues that overtly factional media outlets are subject to the technological, social, and economic motivations and limitations theorized by Julie D’Acci, Herbert Ganz, Todd Gitlin, and others. In particular, changes in audience reach and production techniques, the evolution of Israeli occupation, and the emergence of a new discourse of ‘Palestinianism’ have impacted programming in ways that temper the role of pure factional politics and propaganda.

The Management Team of GGSJ heartily congratulates Dr. Omer Almoghayer on his successful defence and wishes him all the very best in his future career!

 

 


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