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.

ICAS Book Prize 2019 & ICAS 11 Leiden (Deadline Oct 10, 2018)

ICAS Book Prize 2019

The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) Book Prize (IBP) 2019 is now accepting submissions. The biennial ICAS Book Prize is awarded for outstanding books and dissertations on Asia. English-language submissions are accepted online until 10 October 2018. For more information, please visit the IBP 2019 page, where you will also find information on IBP in FrenchGermanChinese, and Korean language editions. The IBP is administered by the ICAS Secretariat.

CFP: ICAS 11 Leiden, 16-19 July 2019

The 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) will be hosted by Leiden University. Read the Call for Proposals. The submission deadline for proposals of Individual Abstracts, Panels, Roundtables, Book presentations and PhD Dissertation presentations is also 10 October 2018.

CSEAS Kyoto University Fellowship (Deadline May 31, 2018)

Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) at Kyoto University hosts scholars and researchers who work on comparative and regional issues from a multi-area perspective, and are interested in spending time in Kyoto, Japan to conduct research, write, or pursue other scholarly interests in connection with their field of study.

Fellowships are normally between a period of three to six months, although in exceptional cases they can be extended for an additional six months.

Applicants must be productive scholars of high reputation under 65 years of age at the time of the fellowship appointment; those over 65 may be considered only if they are outstanding. This fellowship is not available to individuals currently pursuing graduate degrees or post-doctoral studies. Only experienced librarians are eligible to apply for the library position.

For more information, visit the website: https://en.kyoto.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/networks/international-network/visiting-research-and-guest-scholars/

Applications for the 2019 fellowships are due May 31, 2018.

Universitas Gadjah Mada Summer Course 2018: International Labour Migration in the Shifting World (Deadline 1 Jun 2018)

International Labour Migration in the Shifting World: New Insights and Policy Challenges summer course combines classroom learning and field observations. At the end of the course, students will be required to conduct fieldwork in the area and present their findings to the class.

Applications are welcome from post-graduates, PhD Students, and professionals. Scholarship will be provided to 20 selected participants from ASEAN Countries, and those from outside ASEAN will be covered accommodation and meals, but not air travel. The results will be announced on 28 June 2018.

For more details on the program including the list of lecturers, eligibility and registration, check out the website and flyer.

CFP | Sustainable Transboundary Governance of the Environmental Commons in Southeast Asia (Deadline 15 Jun 2018)

Organized by the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore; supported by SSRC grant on Sustainable Governance of Transboundary Environmental Commons in Southeast Asia (MOE2016-SSRTG-068), and in collaboration with the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre

This multi-disciplinary workshop will explore key issues in sustainable development with particular reference to the ecological commons in Southeast Asia from a transboundary governance perspective.

For more information, visit the National University of Singapore’s Asia Research Institute (ARI) website: https://ari.nus.edu.sg/Event/Detail/fcafab62-88d7-4fdf-8995-64c73d2d494a

Job Opportunities: Research & Advocacy Officer and Project Coordinator, Mekong Migration Network (Deadline: 10 March 2018)

The Mekong Migration Network (MMN) is looking for a Research & Advocacy Officer and a Project Coordinator to be based in the MMN Secretariat office in Chiang Mai, Thailand to work 5 days (40 hours) a week.

MMN is a sub-regional network of civil society organisations and research institutes working on migration issues in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). MMN’s joint areas of work include advocacy, information monitoring, research, capacity building and networking. Please see www.mekongmigration.org for more information about MMN.

For more details about each posting, visit the MMN website:

Research & Advocacy Officer: http://www.mekongmigration.org/?p=6173
Project Coordinator: http://www.mekongmigration.org/?p=6189

Interested applicants are to email their CV and cover letter along with two referees’ contact details and a writing sample in English to MMN Regional Coordinator Ms. Reiko Harima at application@mekongmigration.org by 10 March 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.