January 6, 2016
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Scholarships Available: New VI Online Course on Structural Transformation and Industrial Policy

Dear VI friends,

The Virtual Institute, with support from the Government of Finland, is offering scholarships to participants of the first edition of its  online course on structural transformation and industrial policy, to be held March 6 to April 23.

Based on the  VI teaching material on structural transformation and industrial policy, the objective of the course is to enhance knowledge about the links between structural transformation, industrial policy and development.

Academics, policymakers and representatives of civil society from developing countries and countries with economies in transition are eligible to participate. Applicants must hold a Master's degree in economics, international relations or political science, with coursework in development economics. Excellent knowledge of English, including technical terminology, is also required. 

The deadline for  applications is  February 10.

I hope to see many of you in the course, and that you will distribute this call for applications widely among your own networks.

Best regards,

Susana Olivares
Virtual Institute
UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Division on Globalization and Development Strategies
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10 - Switzerland
Phone:  +41 22 917 5823 Fax:  +41-22 917 0050
Web:  http://vi.unctad.org
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2017 African Diaspora Intermediate/Advanced Dance Workshop Series Feb 11-12

We would like to take this moment to introduce you to our Diaspora Dance Intensive Workshop Series.

We are kicking of the series this year with an in depth study of Haitian Dance. As January 1st is Haitian Independence Day and February is Black History Month we felt it was an amazing time to honor Haiti the first Black Republic post Trans Atlantic Slave Trade and Western European Colonialism.

Evolve Dance / An Intimate Moment With The Masters workshop series is an opportunity for one to immerse him/herself in the dances of the Afro-Diaspora. This two day workshop provides a space for 15 intermediate - advanced participants to learn the intent and nuances of the movement with integrated lecture and Q & A sessions with a Master Teacher.

The Evolve workshop has been carefully planned to cater to the dancers, professionals, scholars and educators who desire to deepen their understanding of these dance forms. The weekend will be spent with a Master Teacher (accompanied by live drummers) where technique, music, history and theory will be explored in a concentrated manner. Participants will be in a small cohort of 15 to create an intimate setting where one can receive the information and attention needed for his/her individual growth. At the end of the workshop every person will walk away with materials that will support the information learned in class.

February Program Focus: Haiti

Master Teacher: Nadia Dieudonné

This weekend workshop is comprised of:
  • 4 1/2 hours of focused dance instruction
  • 2 1/2 hours of music instruction specific to the dances that were taught
  • 2 hours of cultural lecture and Q & A
Workshop Dates:
  • February 11, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • February 12, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Workshop Fee: $160

To get additional details and to register please visit us at Evolve.

Peace & blessings,

Kelly & Winston

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