Job position in Camberra
The Crawford School is the Australian National University seek to appoint an outstanding early to mid career researcher to enhance the group's capabilities in research, education and policy impact through an appointment in the field of resources and environment management in a development context.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant social science discipline (e.g. Geography, Anthropology, Political Science or related fields) and have experience of undertaking applied and locally grounded research in countries of the Asia-Pacific region, strong teaching skills and a passion for learning and education.
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Applications close 29 June
Voices of future generation, calling child authors from Latin America and the Pacific
To celebrate the 25 th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, A new Series of Children's Books titled "Voices of Future Generations" has been launched by a consortium of leading educational charities and international agencies, in cooperation with the United Nations.
At this time, they invite primary school children ages 8-12 to prepare 1-3 short stories (5 pages) about imaginary child characters from your region of the world, along with a 100-wordbiography, and submit your entry to the International Contest.
They especially seek child authors from Latin America and the Pacific Islands, who are concerned about justice, the global environment, education and children's rights. Gold and two silver prize certificates will be awarded to children of each focus region, and the top chosen child authors will join a special global cohort of leading children whose stories will be shared worldwide.
Call for proposals International Conference Human and Environmental Security in the Era of Global Risks
Call for proposals of upcoming International Conference which will focus this year on the hot topic: "Human and Environmental Security in the Era of Global Risks" (HES2015). The meeting will be held on November 25-27, 2015 in Agadir (Morocco).
Twelve funded doctoral fellowships in environmental humanities in Europe: Leeds, Munich, Stockholm
The Environmental Humanities for a Concerned Europe research group (visit) is now seeking applicants for twelve PhD/doctoral researchers:
Four PhD fellows at the Environmental Humanities Research Group at the University of Leeds (deadline: May 1, 2015)
Four doctoral fellows at the Rachel Carson Center at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and Deutsches Museum (deadline: May 15, 2015)
Four PhD fellows at the Environmental Humanities Lab at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (deadline: April 20, 2015)
These are fully-funded positions beginning in October 2015 to participate in a jointly-organized European program with events and training hosted by each of the partners for all twelve researchers.
Summary of the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
The third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) took place from 14-18 March 2015 in Sendai, Japan. (See more) Participants discussed and adopted the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015, an internationally agreed plan to make the world safer from natural hazards. In addition to intergovernmental negotiations on the details of the successor agreement, the conference comprised ministerial roundtables, high-level multi-stakeholder partnership dialogues, working sessions and many other events organized in and around the conference venue at the Sendai International Centre.
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South Africa Summer Program
The Bridge Education Abroad Institute (BEAI), South Africa, plans short programs all across the world, to provide students with unique opportunities to experience different political cultures while strengthening their leadership and diplomacy skills. Their programs draw a diverse group of students together from all over the world to discuss pressing global issues while exchange cultural values. In a rapidly globalizing world, these experiences are invaluable to the success of students in the global job market.
For the summer of 2015, they have programs scheduled in Cape Town and Johannesburg for the months of June, July and August. This program will include lectures from experienced professors and guest speakers from all over the globe, including the United States of America.
IAMCR Climate Communication Research Award 2015
Applications are now being received for the 2015 International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) New Directions for Climate Communication Research Fellowship. Funded by IAMCR and awarded in collaboration with the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA), the US$1,000 award seeks to encourage a wide range of researchers to think creatively about new directions for research.
Media/communication researchers with interest in climate issues are encouraged to apply, from all fields of media/communication, and all career stages. Interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.
The deadline to apply is May 4, 2015.
For details about the award and how to apply, visit