Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar initiative is an IDRC and Global Affairs Canada partnership that seeks to support democratic transition in Myanmar through policy research. You can now read the September 2018 Newsletter, Inclusive Myanmar, featuring Myanmar students’ academic exchange in Canada and an article on youth desires and motivations.
The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute’s (ISEAS) Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre (NSC) invites archaeologists to apply for the post of Visiting Fellow.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
ASEAS (Association of Southeast Asian Studies in the UK) conference this year will be held at the University of Leeds. For more information about the conference including the registration and program, please check out the conference webpage.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
– 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
– 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
– Political and/or economic developments in Northeast Asia/Oceania
– Canada-Asia Pacific bilateral relationships
– 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.firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 27, 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 French, German, Chinese, 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.