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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

Applications for the Critical Interdisciplinary Course on Children’s Rights (CICCR) are open at www.hr4dev.be.

HR4DEV-logoThe course will take place in Ghent from August 28th until September 9th 2016. CICCR maps the potential and limits of a children’s rights approach towards global and local issues concerning the human rights of children. Key themes include a multidisciplinary introduction to children’s rights, contextualizing children’s rights in (local) governance, global challenges to children’s rights in a local context (including diversity, poverty, migration and health), and critical approaches to children’s rights in research, policy and practice. The preliminary programme can now be found here.

The course organizers offer a limited amount of scholarships from VLIR-UOS and UNESCO to candidates who fulfill the application criteria. Scholarship applicants are welcome to submit their application form until April 15th. The deadline for self-funded participants is May 15th. Only complete applications submitted through the website will be considered.

For more information, please refer to www.hr4dev.be.

The Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), together with our international partners, has launched the call for applications for the fourth round of the Global Governance Futures – Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues, GGF 2027.

GGFGGF is a fellowship program that brings together young professionals from Germany, China, Japan, India and the US to look ahead 10 years and recommend ways to address global challenges.

N.B. You must be a national from one of these five, mentioned countries to be eligible.

GGF are looking for 25 individuals from the five participating countries to join GGF 2027. The selected GGF fellows will form three working groups that will each focus on the issues of data governance, global health and transnational terrorism, respectively. Please help us forward this opportunity to the young professionals in your organization. You will find the application as well as the requirements on the GGF program website.

The principal objective of the course is to critically review the international climate change mitigation initiative Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) from different perspectives, enabling doctoral students to better understand key concepts, debates and perspectives in climate change policy making and forest governance, across scales, forms of knowledge and social, political, economic and ecological dimensions. In addition to lectures, the course will allow researchers conducting PhD research related to REDD+ to present their own work and comment on that of others, guided by senior experienced academics who are themselves working in this field. More


International Institute of Social Studies

The Governance, Globalization and Social Justice research programme aims to produce internationally leading, socially committed and societally relevant research outcomes on issues of governance from an explicitly social justice perspective. This blog is a forum on which to share and discuss themes and issues which fall within the broad framework of the programme.