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Welcome to Global Notes' Student Forum! This space is for Humphrey students to share their research and experience in global affairs and to stay connected with other students in the Global Policy Area concentration.

Call for Applications, the Fund for American Studies Summer Programs in Czech Republic and Hong Kong (some scholarships available)

gpa on December 4, 13

Call for Applications, the Fund for American Studies Summer Programs in Czech Republic and Hong Kong (some scholarships available) Posted by Craig...

Sign up for Spring 2014 Chinese Language Classes

gpa on November 26, 13

Spring 2014 Chinese Language Classes The Year of the Horse is almost upons us! According to the "flying stars" 玄空飞星 of Feng...

EcoHealthNet Deadline Extended to November 30, 2013!

gpa on November 21, 13

ECOHEALTHNET EcoHealthNet Deadline Extended to November 30, 2013! EcoHealthNet is a mentored training program for U.S. and international graduate students (Masters, Doctoral,...

Bridging Fund Program Expanded

Sam Bedker on May 22, 13

Bridging Fund Expanded to Include All Externally Funded Fellowships The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the Bridging Fund program has...

Room Left in Spring Semester International Relations Graduate Course-- Civil Society: Transnational & Local

Sam Bedker on January 16, 13

Civil Society: Transnational and Local Fridays, 1:25-3:20 Social Science 1383 Spring 2013 Instructor: James Ron Email: Jamesr(at)umn.edu (or lnoble(at)umn.edu for appointments) Skype:...

New Global Spotlight to focus on South Asia and Global Food Security

Sam Bedker on November 29, 12

The Global Programs and Strategy Alliance is pleased to announce the themes for its next Global Spotlight, a biennial focus on a...

Language Practice Opportunities, Reminder: Tandem Plus Registration Closes Oct. 5

Sam Bedker on October 2, 12

The TandemPlus program organizes opportunities for language students to practice and improve their abilities in the foreign language they are studying. To...

Students studying intern'l development, IPID needs you to stand for elections

Sherry Gray on September 20, 11

Elections for IPID Committee Chairs and 2 Officers (Treasurer and Officer-At-Large) begin this week. If you would like to run for any...

Global Policy on Facebook

carth012 on June 23, 11

There is now a Facebook group designed to allow current students to connect with alumni, post and learn about events and causes,...

PA 5802 Policy Challenges of the Global Economy (required course for global policy concentrations)

Sherry Gray on April 25, 11

Prof. Robert Kudrle will be offering PA 5802 fall term 2011. HHH students who are GPP concentrators are required to take this...

seeking nominations for Freeman-Stassen Award for International Activities (HHH students)

Sherry Gray on April 21, 11

The Freeman-Stassen Award is given to the Humphrey student who has demonstrated the greatest achievement in the field of global affairs. The...

Editorial Board openings for grad students on IPID journal

Sherry Gray on March 24, 11

*Reconsidering Development Openings: Apply by March 28* More information: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/ipid/ipid/2011/03/reconsidering-development-editorial-board-openings.html Reconsidering Development, the student-led journal of IPID, just announced three job openings...

MPP student Ross Monten Op-Ed on US-Russia nuclear issues

Sherry Gray on March 23, 11

http://northfieldnews.com/content/good-morning-russia-now-it%E2%80%99s-your-turn...

American Refugee Committee Humanitarian Assistance (Libya)

Sherry Gray on March 21, 11

http://www.arcrelief.org/site/PageServer Team Humphrey, If you don't already know me, I am Matt Pensyl, a first year MPA student in the new Cohort...

UMN Engineers Without Borders recruiting officers--meeting March 22

Sherry Gray on March 21, 11

It's time to start thinking about officer positions for next year! This year we are strongly encouraging everyone to apply for a...

IPID Spring Student Speaker Conference, inviting UMN grad student submissions

Sherry Gray on March 9, 11

IPID is putting out Call For Submissions, including visual art submissions for our Spring Student Speaker Conference. - Deadline is noon Sunday...

School & Teaching Supplies Needed for Zambia

Sherry Gray on March 1, 11

Dr. Amy Hewitt (Institute on Community Integration, SSW PhD '98) and colleagues will travel to Zambia on March 30, 2011 to work...

Student Leadership Opportunity with Oxfam America

Sherry Gray on March 1, 11

Upcoming opportunities in Minnesota * Oxfam staff will be in the Twin Cities area March 3-5. Email me at emercier@oxfamamerica.org to set...

Adepeju Solarin introduces her fellowship with The Advocacy Project

Sherry Gray on February 28, 11

Fellow: Adepeju Solarin http://advocacynet.org/wordpress-mu/asolarin/ Association for the Defense of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners in Iran, Canada * 'Peju is a 2010 University of...

HHH students invited to have lunch with Stassen candidates--let Aara Johnson know by Monday

Sherry Gray on February 24, 11

The Harold Stassen Chair of International Relations was established in 1982 to honor Minnesota Governor and statesman Harold Stassen and his commitment...

HHH students: Please return books, DVD borrowed from Sherry Gray

Sherry Gray on February 22, 11

Need a few things back, including Eric James' big red book: Managing Humanitarian Relief: An Operational Guide For NGOs (I loaned to...

HHH students presenting capstone project: Sierra Leone

Sherry Gray on February 9, 11

ICGC Brown Bag Series Wednesday February 9, 2011 · 12:00 noon · 537 Heller Hall Toward Sustainable Development in Sierra Leone: Monitoring...

MPP student Andy Lei commentary on Egypt

Sherry Gray on February 8, 11

http://newamericamedia.org/2011/01/from-bread-to-freedom-egypt-will-have-its-people-revolution.php New America Media, Commentary, Andy Lei, Posted: Jan 29, 2011 The last time Egyptians took to the streets was spring 2008,...

Dara Cohen & 4 HHH RAs research Policy Brief: Sexual Violence in African Conflicts

Sherry Gray on February 8, 11

SVAC_policy_brief_Sexual Violence in African Conflicts1.pdf Research contributions by HHH students Logan Dumaine, Katie Heaney, Brooke Krause, and Bridget Marchesi. This policy brief...

Rachel Carr and Linda Nguy 2010 HHH participants in Japan Travel Program

Sherry Gray on February 3, 11

Talk to HHH students Rachel or Linda for information about the Japan Travel Progra. Rachel and Linda last two on right in...

Join Universities Fight World Hunger at the U of M!

Sherry Gray on January 12, 11

Universities Fighting World Hunger-U of MN (UFWH-UM) is a student group that explores issues of local and global hunger. We join universities...

Prof. Craig Zelizer's guide to key ICT/software resources for peace & development professionals

Sherry Gray on December 16, 10

Posted by Craig Zelizer on Peace and Collaborative Development Network: As I am often working in different contexts (and countries) and across...

Twin Cities (MN) anthology: MDP student Martin edits book of stories by local authors

Sherry Gray on December 16, 10

I recently arranged and published an anthology of Twin Cities authors. Stories are by some great Twin City authors. Themes cover sustainable...

Reconsidering Development (IPID Journal) is online

Sherry Gray on December 14, 10

http://journal.ipid-umn.org/node/81 The first issue of the first University of Minnesota student-led journal on interdisciplinary approaches to international development is now available online....

MDP student's Hawai'i experience sparked interest in international development

Sherry Gray on December 6, 10

http://mdp.ei.columbia.edu/sitefiles/file/Devin%20Hogan%20-%20UMN.pdf cross posted from The Earth Institute MDP Newsletter....

US-Japan Leadership Program applications due Jan 14 for summer conference in Japan

Sherry Gray on December 4, 10

http://www.usjlp.org/ Sent from Kathleen Houlihan: I am on the board of the US Japan Leadership Program. We are recruiting for candidates for...

Reconsidering Development (IPID journal) launch Dec 8, 4pm

Sherry Gray on December 4, 10

On December 8, 2010 at 4:00 pm, please join the Editorial Board of Reconsidering Development, the journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International...

Shared apartment available Dec 8, 2010

Sherry Gray on November 22, 10

The price is from 310$ to 360$ and is near Humphrey Center. Contact Quanshe Yang in State and Local Policy Program....

Clinton Global Initiative University April 2011 Conference (grad & undergrad)

Sherry Gray on November 22, 10

Deadlines: November 30 (early decision/financial aid) and February 7, 2011 CGI U is currently seeking enthusiastic university students (graduate and undergraduate levels)...

Apply to be delegate at US-China relations conference (grad & undergrad) at Stanford

Sherry Gray on November 19, 10

Apply today at https://www.stanford.edu/group/faces/cgi-bin/application/login.php Deadline Jan 1, 2011 Participate in the world's premier US-China relations conference, join a global network of over...

NGO assisting US military & local people in conflict areas, including Afghanistan

Sherry Gray on November 10, 10

http://www.spiritofamerica.net/site/mission Spirit of America meets needs identified by American military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa for goods that will help local...

Study in Europe Spring 2011 through the HHH Good Governance Consortium

Sherry Gray on November 9, 10

The Humphrey Institute is cooperating with several U.S. and European universities to offer a transatlantic learning experience though the Good Governance Consortium....

Whole Village Project: Faculty & student opportunities for collaboration

Sherry Gray on November 5, 10

I am writing to give you a brief update on the Whole Village Project (http://wholevillage.umn.edu). I hope you find it informative and...

Interested in UMN Engineers w/o Borders?

Sherry Gray on November 5, 10

Join: http://www.ewb-umn.org/ All backgrounds, grad and undergrad welcome. Some group meetings: Haiti: Plastics Wednesdays 7:00 PM, Location: Lind Hall 5 Contact: Andrew...

Human Rights Program colloquia of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Group on Human Rights & Transitional Justice

Sherry Gray on November 2, 10

A colloquia series on Human Rights, Writing, and Testimony November 4, 4:30PM Kristen Rau and Jordan Shephard, Upper Midwest Fellows and Law...

Alternative Investments student conference in London, January 2011

Sherry Gray on November 2, 10

AIC 2011 Flyer.pdf For a full agenda please visit www.lseaic.com Registration is open until midnight on December 5th 2010. Please note that...

MPP student Matthew Stenberg selected for US Dept of State Bureau for Eur/Eurasian Aff Young Leaders Conf in Prague

Sherry Gray on October 21, 10

Congratulations to Matthew Stenberg, who was selected through a competition to attend the U.S. Department of State's Bureau for European and Eurasian...

Event for 20 women peace buiders from around the world (Wash. DC and Cambrige, Mass)

Sherry Gray on October 18, 10

Women interested in participating can apply by submitting a CV, which highlights their mediation experience, and a bio to kalpana_simhan@huntalternatives.org. Further details...

2nd Yr HHH students: One more Spring 2011 global policy area capstone projects opening

Sherry Gray on October 14, 10

HHH students doing capstone projects in spring 2011: There is one more space open on a global policy area capstone (no need...

IPID Talk: "U.S. LAW, INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS, AND DEVELOPMENT: HOW THEY FIT TOGETHER"

Josh Smuda on October 11, 10

You're invited to attend an IPID talk at the Minnesota Population Center (West Bank) on Wednesday, October 13 at 11.00. Jordan Shepherd...

2nd Yr HHH students: Spring 2011 global policy area capstone projects openings

Sherry Gray on October 6, 10

Limited openings on 2 global policy capstone projects for spring 2011 (you don't need to be a global policy student to participate)....

Volunteer with CommonBond Communities in Twin Cities

Sherry Gray on October 5, 10

For students who would like to get additional information or fill out the volunteer application, they should check out the organization's volunteer...

HHH students interested in peace, development, conflict resolution

Sherry Gray on October 2, 10

http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/ Great resource--go to this link to sign up....

2010 Women In Defense National Fall Conference & Annual Dinner

Sherry Gray on September 29, 10

Sponsored By: Women in Defense Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - Annual Dinner Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - National Fall Conference Time:...

Reconsidering Development - Call for Submissions

Josh Smuda on September 28, 10

Reconsidering Development Issue I Call For Submissions.pdf Reconsidering Development is an innovative, open-access journal that aims to create an equitable space for...

"Iraq Looks Forward" - Requesting questions for Iraqi Leaders

Josh Smuda on September 24, 10

The YouTube News and Politics team, in partnership with the leading Arabic language television network, is releasing a series of interviews in...

GPA Capstone meeting moved to September 27 11:30am, HHH 188

Sherry Gray on September 18, 10

MPA/MPP students contact Sherry Gray with questions....

HHH Visiting scholar seeks housing near UMN

Sherry Gray on September 17, 10

A professor from China will arrive here Oct 4 and spend the academic year as a visiting scholar at the Humphrey Institute,...

MPA/MPP students: Global Policy Capstone Meeting Monday, Sept 27, 11:30 to 1

Sherry Gray on September 14, 10

HHH 188 Meeting with Robbin Johnson and Sherry Gray, capstone instructors, and members of Global Policy Capstone Team #1 If you are...

Interested in Latin American politics? Want to find others speaking Spanish?

Sherry Gray on September 14, 10

Contact Sherry Gray for contact emails for Carlos Echeverria-Estrada, Britta Hanson, Kaying Vang, Gabriel Pina. From Britta Hanson, MDP student: "Feel free...

IPID Elections

Sherry Gray on September 13, 10

If you are a student who is interested in international development AND want to get involved in a meaningful group on campus,...

HHH Arabic speaking group?

Sherry Gray on September 8, 10

Some students interested in an Arabic language group. Interested? See what you can get started. Talk to HHH students Jay Bowman, Karlygash...

PA 5821: Humanitarianism taught by Dr. Eric James, American Refugee Committee

Sherry Gray on August 22, 10

Dear students: Let me call your attention to a faculty change for Michael Barnett's Humanitarianism class. Good news! Our Fall 2010 Humanitarianism...

Websites for Foreign Affairs Jobs (updated regularly)

Sherry Gray on August 4, 10

crossposted from WIIS http://wiis.georgetown.edu/ - http://unjobs.org/ - http://www.fpa.org/jobs_contact2423/jobs_contact.htm - http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/doc212?OpenForm - http://www.developmentex.com/index.jsp - http://www.awid.org/jobs/ - http://us.oneworld.net/section/us/latestpositions - http://recruitment.iaea.org/phf/p_vacancies.asp - http://ec.europa.eu/eracareers/index_en.cfm - http://www.state.gov/p/io/empl/...

Updates on HHH students overseas

Sherry Gray on July 30, 10

Check out HHH student blogs from this year's summer internships in Ghana, Italy, Kenya, and Liberia: http://www.hhh.umn.edu/policy_areas/global_policy/index.html See what your classmates are...

MDP student seeks housing around UMN

Sherry Gray on July 16, 10

FYI incoming MDP student from China seeking housing ideas. Email Sherry to get connected....

Incoming Students: free FUTON mattress, queen-size, very clean

Sherry Gray on July 9, 10

We are giving away a queen-sized FUTON mattress. It has been on our guest bed, which then became our child's bed, for...

MDP students & HHH students focused on international development in Minnesota now?

Sherry Gray on July 7, 10

Hi, HHH development nerds, IPIDers & incoming MDPers, if you're in Minnesota in July, let me know. Incoming MDP student Kaying Vang...

HHH students blogging from Ghana, Italy, & Liberia

Sherry Gray on July 1, 10

http://www.hhh.umn.edu/policy_areas/global_policy/index.html Right sidebar. See 2009 blogs from students in Kenya & Peru further down the page, also right sidebar. Please send me...

HHH students: Send me your internship photos for posting

Sherry Gray on July 1, 10

http://www.hhh.umn.edu/policy_areas/global_policy/GlobalInternships2009Blogs.html...

Blanks, Mowchan & Omari International Travel Blogs

Sherry Gray on June 29, 10

Student summer project blogs posted on global policy web page: http://www.hhh.umn.edu/policy_areas/global_policy/index.html...

Video on Human Trafficking in Egypt

Rachel Garaghty on June 20, 10

Music to support refugee project

Sherry Gray on June 18, 10

I'm raising funds for a Sudanese CBO in the Kakuma Refugee camp of Northern Kenya. We put together an album of Music,...

MPP Student Interning with GAO in Wash DC this Summer

Sherry Gray on May 14, 10

First year MPP student Elisabeth Crichton will be interning in DC this summer with the GAO....

MPP student Interning with Population Council in Cairo

Sherry Gray on May 14, 10

Below is description of Carolyn Krafft's project: "I will be working with the Population Council in Cairo, Egypt, researching gender and labor...

Great Conversations: J. Brian Atwood and Hernando de Soto

Rachel Garaghty on May 10, 10

http://www.cce.umn.edu/Great-Conversations/index.html When: May 18, 7:30 p.m. Where: Ted Mann Concert Hall Tickets: $28.50 (some discounts available; see Northrop Box Office for more...

Traveling to Kenya, Uganda &/or Rwanda this Summer?

Sherry Gray on May 9, 10

I have travel sections from this year's Lonely Planet Guide to East Africa to give away. See Sherry Gray in HHH 232...

Top 10 Things that Annoy People Using Wheelchairs

Sherry Gray on May 9, 10

Do you know what really irks people who use wheelchairs? Following up on a lively discussion in our community here, we ran...

Featured Video: How one student is making a difference in world hunger

Sherry Gray on May 6, 10

http://www.cfans.umn.edu/About/NewsEvents/Multimedia/world_hunger/index.htm For those of you who don't know Hannah, she works with Margaret in our conference center. It looks like Hannah has...

Student Survey on HHH Global Perspectives

Sherry Gray on May 3, 10

https://umsurvey.umn.edu/index.php?sid=65728&lang=um...

USIP Announces Peacemaker's Toolkit

Sherry Gray on April 27, 10

http://www.usip.org/resources/peacemaker-s-toolkit...

Craig Zelizer's Guide to Social Networking

Sherry Gray on April 14, 10

From Prof. Craig Zelizer, Georgetown University: Greetings. I receive many inquiries from people about how this site was created, what is the...

Key Network Orgs in Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution

Sherry Gray on April 1, 10

From Prof. Craig Zelizer at Georgetown University: As the conflict resolution and peacebuilding field has grown an increasing number of organizations and...

Housing needed for visiting scholar from Egypt Mar 30-Apr 13

Sherry Gray on March 27, 10

Dr. Asmaa Elbadawy, a young scholar visiting from Egypt needs temporary housing for the period from March 30th to April 13th. If...

Grad Student JL: Publish Your Articles on International Affairs

Sherry Gray on March 10, 10

http://www.iar-gwu.org/ INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS REVIEW Call for Papers! To be considered for publication, papers must be: • Related to International Affairs, with preference...

The Development Practitioners Forum

Sherry Gray on March 10, 10

http://www.devprac.org/ PROBLEM STATEMENT The Development Practitioners Forum's innovative, bottom‐up approach is attacking a fundamental problem: the inability of development practitioners to share...

Foreign & security policy capstone for 2010-2011?

Sherry Gray on March 4, 10

HHH students interested in discussing ideas for this please contact Sherry Gray grayx260@umn.edu...

Grad Student Journal Seeking Submissions

Sherry Gray on February 25, 10

I am writing to you from Papers, Essays and Reviews, the Yonsei Graduate Journal of International Studies, located at Yonsei University in...

Global Youth Connect: Iraqi Refugee Solidarity Initiative (18-30 yrs)

Sherry Gray on February 16, 10

http://www.globalyouthconnect.org Since 2003, more than 4 million Iraqis have been uprooted as a result of the violent unraveling of their country. Of...

Student-run conflict resolution web journal seeks writers

Sherry Gray on February 16, 10

Unrest Magazine seeks submissions. To address a crucial gap in conflict studies ICAR students created Unrest Magazine. Unrest is a web-based magazine...

MPP student Ross Holtan on MPR: War Veterans and Returning Home

Sherry Gray on February 10, 10

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/02/09/midday1/...

Freeman Commons Lectures Live!

Rachel Garaghty on December 31, 09

http://www.hhh.umn.edu/centers/freeman/index.html Go to above link to see excellent presentations held this semester as part of the Freeman Global Policy Workshop series. If...

Give Afghan farmers an option to opium

Rachel Garaghty on December 3, 09

Cotton would be a perfect fit, but our own domestic politics would stand in the way.

NPR: New Wave of Violence Against Women in Guinea

Rachel Garaghty on December 3, 09

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113966999 During a recent, peaceful, pro-democracy rally in Guinea, soldiers turned against women with unprecedented waves of sexual violence. Although soldiers have...

Analysis of Income Inequality and Disability in China

Rachel Garaghty on November 29, 09

There are wide differences in per capita household income between Han (majority group members) and ethnic minority group members in China. Conventional wisdom suggests that much if not all of the disparity can be explained by rural vs urban residence. The vast majority of ethnic minority group members in China, who account for less than 11 percent of the overall population, can be found in rural, less developed areas of the country. A significant impediment to full participation in income earning activities particularly in the rural sector is poor health and specific forms of disability.

The People Development Overlooks

Rachel Garaghty on November 11, 09

I think it's safe to say that when most people think about international development, they don't consider people with disabilities to be a very important factor. But, given that approximately 10% of the world's population experiences some type of disability, and that people with disabilities are most often among the poorest of poor, it becomes clear that international development agendas simply cannot afford to leave out people with disabilities.

Yoshi Ludwig: Yet another anchor dragging us down: Pirates

Sherry Gray on December 15, 08

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