For the week of April 15, 2019
Thank you to everyone who participated in International Week 2019! To check out photos from a few of the events, see the button below.
It's Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week!
For additional information , please refer to the GSS webpage.
GPSAW Events
Be sure to check out these GPSAW Events happening this week
Religion and Ideology in Diaspora Governance - Wednesday, April 17

The War and Peace Theme and the Center for International Studies will present a discussion of “Religion and Ideology in Diaspora Governance: Institutions, Political Parties and Civil Society” on April 17 at 6 p.m. in Porter 104.
This event is free and open to the public.

The speakers will include:

  • Dr. Bahar Baser, Associate Professor at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations. She is also an associate research fellow at the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA), Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
  • Ahmet Erdi Ozturk, a Fellow at Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO) at Linköping University, a Scholar in Residence at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and EUREL’s (Sociological and Legal Data on Religions in Europe and Beyond) Turkey correspondent.

Save the Date: OLAC 2020
Make Boundless Scholarship your reason: Race For a Reason
Support the Boundless Scholarship by registering it as your reason for the Ohio Health Race For A Reason. Race for a Reason allows you to choose from multiple charitable causes and then $10 of your race registration fee is donated to your cause! You can participate in a 5K, 3K walk, triathlon/duathlon, remote race, or a mud run, which is a 4.5-mile non-traditional race. Register or find more info here:

The Boundless Scholarship provides support for any Center for International Studies undergraduate or graduate students (majors, minors, certificates as well as Global Leadership Center students) pursuing a variety of study away experiences, including domestic and international study away programs, student exchanges, internships, volunteer opportunities and research. More information available at this link
Join the Ohio Global Studies Union - Meetings on Tuesdays
Please join the Ohio Global Studies Union (OGSU) on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM on the third floor of Yamada House. 
Meet your CIS Graduate Student Senate Representative
Dareen Tadros, an International Development and Public Health MA candidate, is the new Graduate Student Senate representative for the Center for International Studies. She is also the President of International Development Association and the Vice President of the Fulbright Association at Ohio University. If you have any questions or concerns, her office hours are on Wednesdays from 11AM-2PM at Alden Library or by appointment. If you have any questions, you can email Dareen .
Summer course on History of African Cinema to be offered
Summer course on Academic Writing in Graduate Studies to be offered
New Online Graduate Course on Culture & Health
Data Incubator Applications Open Now
The Data Incubator summer application deadline is only a few weeks away! The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. You can apply and learn more by going to the application website.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to  sign-up for a future session .

All sections of the Data Incubator will be from June 24, 2019 to August 16, 2019. The early deadline for applications is April 15, 2019 and the regular deadline is April 22, 2019.
Association for Conflict Resolution Conference: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarships Available
The Environment and Public Policy (EPP) Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) invites you to attend the 2019 ACR Conference: Heal the Divide – A Focus on the Peacemaking Role of ADR Practitioners in a Divided Society in Tucson, Arizona on September 18 – 21, 2019. The ACR conference is a wonderful opportunity for those interested in environment, public policy, and conflict resolution to learn more about the field, share their experiences, and network with practitioners. The conference will feature an environment and public policy track with a variety of panels and interactive sessions hosted by leaders in the field, as well as a training day on Wednesday, September 18.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarships Available
To open the door for more participants of diverse backgrounds, scholarships are available to cover the four-day conference registration and some travel costs (up to $1,000 of registration and travel expenses). The ACR definition of diversity includes, but is not limited to, race, age, ethnicity, national origin, language, sexual orientation, physical ability, and religion. We are inviting applications from students, early career practitioners, and those who may not have had a formal education in the field, but who do have an interest and are looking to explore opportunities in environment and public policy conflict resolution. If they wish, scholars will have the opportunity to present at the conference on a relevant paper, project, or experience.
The application deadline is midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Successful candidates will be notified by May 3, 2019. The brief application can be found on the webpage .

Purpose of the Scholarship
ACR EPP supports diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is committed to creating points of access where there have historically been few or none. We aim to create awareness of our field, remove potential barriers, and build an environment that better represents the communities we serve. Goals of the scholarship include 1) making the conference accessible to those who may not have direct access to or experience in conflict resolution and public policy and 2) expanding the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives that are represented in the environment and public policy conflict resolution field.

For questions or more information about the scholarship, please contact Azhin Abdulkarim  or Sara Omar
Grant opportunities through the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA)

The ASMEA Research Grant Program seeks to support research on topics in Middle Eastern and African studies that deserve greater attention. The grants are offered in conjunction with the upcoming Twelfth Annual ASMEA Conference, which will take place on October 31 - November 2, 2019 in Washington, D.C.