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Venice Academy of Human Rights - call for applications

Monday 11 April 2011
Human Rights Consortium
Target: intensive one week programme for academics, practitioners and Ph.D./J.S.D. students; Theme: “Human Rights and the Cosmopolitan Idea(L)”; Lectures by Professors: David Held; Boaventura de Sousa Santos; Yasuaki Onuma; Abdullahi A. An‑Na'im and Mary Robinson (former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights); Deadline for applications: 25 April 2011; Information: www.eiuc.org/veniceacademy

Reminder - tomorrow last day of CAWN's speaker tour 2011

Monday 11 April 2011
Human Rights Consortium
Evelyn Cuellar and Mercedes Lainez are women's rights activists from our partner organisation in Honduras, CEM-H; they will be touring the U.K. and meeting CAWN supporters, NGOs, the media, students, academics and other women's organisations to raise awareness and discuss the situation of women's rights in Honduras and the Central America region, the struggle to promote and defend women's rights, the role of Feminists in Resistance and the successes and challenges of CEM-H's work. These public events are free and open to the general public!   

Dr Wim Van Mierlo discusses the "remarkable" connection between Kate Bush and James Joyce

Friday 8 April 2011
School of Advanced Study
Wim Van Mierlo of the Institute of English Studies was interviewed on BBC Radio Three Counties on Friday 8 April about permission having been granted to Kate Bush to use the text of James Joyce's Ulysses for one of the songs on her forthcoming come-back album, more than 20 years after asking. Wim discusses the event which is described as "remarkable" by Joycean scholars as the writer's estate is notoriously protective of the work. Listen to the interview  (located between about 0:39:10 to 0:43:00)

New publication: Evo Morales and the Movimiento Al Socialismo in Bolivia. The first term in context, 2006–2010

Wednesday 30 March 2011
School of Advanced Study
edited by Adrian J. Pearce Institute for the Study of the Americas In December 2009, Evo Morales was re-elected to the Presidency of Bolivia with more than 64% of the vote. A month earlier, in a symposium held at the Institute for the Study of the Americas in London, a group of scholars met to reflect upon the first term in government of Morales and his party, the Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS), since 2006.

Graduate Fellowship Scheme - Call for applications

Thursday 24 March 2011
Human Rights Consortium
The Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, is inviting applications for Graduate Fellowship Awards of up to £2,000 each for a maximum of two Doctoral students undertaking research in the human rights subject field. The Award is for a 4-month period.

Internship Programme - Call for applications

Thursday 24 March 2011
Human Rights Consortium
The Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, provides opportunities for students enrolled in a graduate programme to undertake an internship at the School. The recipients of the internship will receive an honorarium of £1,000 each. The Award is for a 4-month period. Eligible candidates interested in participating in an internship at the Human Rights Consortium can apply by sending a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and a cover letter outlining their interest in, and qualifications for, an HRC internship to HRC@sas.ac.uk .

London Debates 2009 participants secure ESF research conference grant

Tuesday 22 March 2011
School of Advanced Study
Participants from the School's inaugural London Debates workshop held in May 2009, on the topic of 'What role do museums play in the globalisation of culture?' , have secured a European Science Foundation grant to hold a conference in collaboration with Linköping University, Sweden.

Exploring the History of Cyprus' conference featured on Cyprus evening news on CYBC

Friday 18 March 2011
School of Advanced Study
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies conference, ' Exploring the History of Cyprus, 1878-2010', was held on 11 March 2011 in Senate House and included presentations from both research students and academics on a broad range of themes covering every aspect of the history of Cyprus, including social and political history, education, economy and culture. Participants included Emeritus Professor Robert Holland (Institute of Commonwealth Studies), Dr. Diana Markides, Dr. Klearchos Kyriakides (University of Hertfordshire), Dr.

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