Bali Democracy Students Conference, 6-7 December 2018 (Deadline Oct 31, 2018)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia is organizing the Bali Democracy Students Conference (BDSC) as part of the 11th Bali Democracy Forum (BDF). The BDSC is a conference among students to transfer and share knowledge on the issues of democracy. It will be held in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, on 6-7 December 2018, parallel to the 11th BDF.

Eligibility

  1. Students majoring in various fields of study, preferably undergraduate students in Social Sciences, Political Science, Law, Communications, Cultural Studies, Linguistics, and Economics;
  2. Good oral and written communication skills;
  3. Interested in socio-political issues, especially democracy;
  4. Active in student organizations and/or the social community;
  5. Active on social media.

The application package should include:

  1. Cover letter;
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  3. Letter of recommendation from the University;
  4. Photocopy of passport;
  5. A recent photograph (4x6cm, in colour); and
  6. A Statement letter stating willingness to participate in the whole program of BDSC in Bali from 5 to 8 December 2018.

The BDSC committee will cover the costs associated with the participation in the conference such as local transportation, hotel accommodation, and meal expenses for the duration of the event from 5 to 8 December 2018.

Registration can be done by sending all of the required documents by email to the BDSC committee at publicaffairs@indonesia-ottawa.org (Attn. Social Cultural Affairs) before 31st October 2018.

ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute | Visiting Fellow, Archaeologists (Deadline: Oct 15, 2018)

The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute’s (ISEAS) Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre (NSC) invites archaeologists to apply for the post of Visiting Fellow.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and conduct the annual NSC Field School for undergraduate-level students in a Southeast Asian country.
  • In-charge of editing and soliciting papers for the Archaeological Report Series.
  • Conduct and publish original archaeological research on Southeast Asia while at NSC.
  • Assist NSC in the organisation and management of conferences, workshops and seminars.
  • Contribute to ISEAS collective research and public outreach efforts.

Requirements:

  • A PhD. in Archaeology
  • Expertise in Southeast Asian archaeology and/or premodern history.
  • Experience in conducting archaeological excavations or field work in Southeast Asia.
  • Good organisational and student-management skills.
  • High level of editorial and writing skills in English.
  • Ability to speak a Southeast Asian language preferred.
  • Positive work attitude, great communication skills, and ability to work under tight schedule.

The closing date is 15 October 2018. For more information on the position and application process, please click here.

AAS Emerging Fields Workshop: Law, Society, and Justice (Deadline: Oct 1, 2018)

The Association for Asian Studies calls for proposals from early career scholars, early career practitioners, and advanced graduate students (near candidacy or PhD candidates) to participate in a workshop on Law, Society, and Justice, from Friday May 17 to Sunday May 19, 2019 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

For full details on the workshop, visit the AAS website: http://www.asian-studies.org/AAS-Emerging-Fields-Workshop-Law-Society-and-Justice

Applicants are required to submit a one-page proposal along with their CV to https://asianstudies.wufoo.com/forms/qoj7n9602kyg77/ by 1 October 2018.

Anyone with questions about the workshop or application process is asked to contact the co-organizers, Jennifer Gaynor (jlgaynor@buffalo.edu) and Tyrell Haberkorn (tyrellcaroline@gmail.com).

Southeast Asia Seminar, Kyoto University (Deadline: Aug 31, 2018)

The 42nd Southeast Asia Seminar, “Health and Rural Development based on the concept of Gross National Happiness,” 6-12 December 2018, Thimphu, Bhutan

The Southeast Asia Seminar has been held annually by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University since 1977. This year, the seminar will offer a seven-day study tour with group discussions and presentations by the participants, and will be held in Bhutan. Applications are open to young and up-and-coming scholars, mainly in Southeast and East Asia.

Application Deadline is August 31, 2018.

Click here to get more information about the seminar and to apply online.

Co-op: Global Affairs Canada, Greater China Division and Northeast Asia and Oceania Division (Deadline July 27)

1. The Greater China Division

The Greater China Division is looking for a co-op or FSWEP student for September.

Junior Bilateral/Commercial Relations Officer will support the efforts of the Greater China Division and of the Canadian diplomatic and commercial network in China. These efforts include research and analysis of Canadian interests related to China, drafting and compiling briefing material, preparing Canadian officials for high-level meetings and managing logistics for major events.

Experience at GAC and knowledge of the region is an asset, and the candidate must be a Canadian citizen.

Please send Cover letters and Resumes to: Roxanne.Hamel@internatinal.gc.ca, Shaida.David@international.gc.ca

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La division de la Chine élargie est à la recherche d’un étudiant co-op ou PFETE pour septembre!

L’agent subalterne des relations (politiques et commerciales) bilatérales contribuera aux efforts de la Direction de la Chine élargie et du réseau diplomatique et commercial du Canada en Chine. Ces efforts comprennent des recherches et des analyses sur la Chine et les intérêts du Canada par rapport à la Chine, la rédaction et la compilation de documents d’information, la préparation de représentants canadiens à des rencontres de haut niveau et la logistique pour des événements d’envergure.

De l’expérience à AMC et des connaissances spécifiques sur la région constituent des atouts. Le (la) candidat(e) doit être citoyen(ne) canadien(ne).

Prière de faire parvenir vos lettres de motivation et CVs aux adresses suivante : Roxanne.Hamel@international.gc.ca, Shaida.David@international.gc.ca

2. Northeast Asia and Oceania Division

POSITION: Junior Bilateral/Commercial Relations Officer (CO-OP STUDENT INTERN POSITION)
LOCATION: 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
START DATE/DURATION: Four months starting in September 2018. Start and end dates may vary based on academic institution’s policies.
Hours of Work: 37.5 hrs/week

RATE OF PAY: Dependent upon number of academic and work terms completed as per Treasury Board of Canada guidelines (http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=12583)

FACULTIES: Students from Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Affairs and other related fields.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Commerce, Economics, Political Sciences, International relations, Public Administration, Asian studies and other related fields.

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director (political) and the mentorship of an officer, the student hired as Junior Bilateral/Commercial Relations Officer will support the efforts of trade, political and development officers both in Ottawa and at posts in Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, and Oceania. Co-op students are involved in most of the division’s activities, and tasks may include assisting with and/or taking responsibility for:
– research and analysis on Northeast Asia/Oceania and Canadian interests related to these countries
– drafting/updating communication products for Mongolia and Oceania development programs
– drafting and compiling briefing material
– drafting ministerial correspondence
– preparing Canadian officials for high-level meetings
– managing logistics for visits/events/meetings
– providing general administrative support

MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS
– Undergraduate degree underway or completed
– Strong communication skills (oral and written) in English or French, with a good working knowledge of the second language
– Highly developed analytical skills
– Good organizational skills

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES
– Ability to work in a team environment
– Ability to work independently, take initiative and show good judgment
– Ability to recognize and adjust to changing priorities

INTERESTS
– Political and/or economic developments in Northeast Asia/Oceania
– Canada-Asia Pacific bilateral relationships

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS
– Graduate degree underway
– Experience working within the Federal Public Service
– Knowledge of the mandate of Global Affairs Canada
– Previously completed one or more co-op placements
– Academic, work-related or first-hand knowledge of the Division’s countries of responsibility (Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Island countries)
– Skills in Asian languages (particularly Japanese or Korean)

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
– Eligible for Co-op placement with your post-secondary institution
– Secure the necessary Secret Security Clearance (instructions will be provided)
– Canadian citizenship

Interested candidates who meet the qualifications should submit a cover letter, résumé, transcripts and 2-3 page writing sample (in French or English) to Ritika.nandkeolyar@international.gc.ca by Friday, July 27, 2018.