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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 31, December 2003


1. Introduction
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. Recent Publications
4. New Journal
5. Call for Papers
6. Internet Resources
7. Courses and Fellowships
8. Summer Schools


The Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy at Queen's University is
organizing a multi-year, research project on citizenship, democracy and
minority rights in multiethnic states, under the direction of Prof. Will
Kymlicka. As part of this project, the Forum distributes a quarterly
newsletter updating recent developments in the field, of which this is the
thirty-first issue. We hope that it will be of interest to anyone working
in the field, whether in academia, public service, or various
non-governmental organizations.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this newsletter,
please contact us at cded@post.queensu.ca . Back-issues of the
newsletter are posted on the Web on Will Kymlicka's home-page:


The 2nd European Cultural and Educational Forum on the cultural and
educational impacts of enlargement of the European Union will be held from
December 18-21, 2003, in Bruges, Belgium, hosted jointly by the College of
Europe, the Province of West Flanders and the City of Bruges. The Forum
consists of several panel workshops and plenary sessions on issues such as
competition in access to education, transnational education, religious and
ethical courses, the challenge of multiculturalism in public schools and
hiring practices for teachers in public educational institutions.

The European Academy Bolzano/Bozen will host a conference entitled
"Minority Protection and the EU: The Way Forward" on January 30-31, 2004.
The conference will take place four months before Eastern Enlargement of
the EU. The event will therefore provide a timely opportunity for the
exchange of ideas about how the enlarged Union should approach the
substantial number of minorities living in its territory. For further
information or registration instructions, contact: Robert Asanger, tel:
(39) 0471 055 201; fax: (39) 0471 055 099; email: Robert.Asanger@eurac.edu
A conference website has been posted at:

A graduate student conference called "Constructing Images of the Self"
organized by the Department of Romance Studies, Duke University, will take
place from February 20-22, 2004 in Durham, North Carolina. The aim of the
conference is to explore the notion of the self as a construct underlying
individual self-perception and communal history, as reflected in art,
philosophy, ethics, politics and other areas of human behaviour. Papers
from all intellectual and theoretical approaches will be considered, but
priority will be given to comparative and interdisciplinary studies.
Topics might include, but should not be limited to: creating national
identity, national vs. individual self-perception, violence and communal
suffering, the role of the mass culture, gender identities, queer studies,
competing claims to authority and subconscious in the image of the self.
Address all submissions via post or e-mail, prior to January 5, 2004, to:
Anna Navrotskaya (email: aen4@duke.edu);at Duke University, Department of
Romance Studies, 205 Languages, Box 90257, Durham, NC, 27708-0257;
conference website:

"Restorative Justice and Approaches: From Inspiration to Results" is the
theme of the 2nd Winchester International Restorative Justice Conference,
which will be held 24-26 March, 2004, at Winchester Guildhall in
Hampshire, U.K. The conference, organized by the Winchester Restorative
Justice Group, will provide an opportunity for participants to apply and
implement restorative principles to achieve changes in public attitudes
and behaviour. To request a conference brochure for this event, please
contact: Rachel Gardner, tel: 020 7324 4361; email:
rachel.gardner@neilstewartassociates.co.uk or visit the following website:

On April 15-16, 2004, the Centre for Social Philosophy at the Department
of Social and Political Studies at the University of Pavia (Italy) will
hold its 2nd Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy, a two-day
conference for postgraduate students. This event will provide an
opportunity for graduate students to gain experience presenting papers and
getting feedback in a friendly atmosphere. In addition to postgraduate
papers, there will be keynote talks by Peter Jones and Gianfrancesco
Zanetti. Graduate students interested in giving papers should send their
contributions (max. 2500/3000 words) by February 12, 2004. Contributions
are welcome on any area of political philosophy. The 12th of February is
also the deadline for registration for those who wish to attend the
conference without presenting. For information on paper submissions,
conference registration and funding for local accommodations, contact
Emanuela Ceva, email: cevaem@yahoo.it

The Campbell Institute, a research centre within the Maxwell School at
Syracuse University, will sponsor a conference called "Exploring the
Concept of Transnational Citizenship" on April 30, 2004. Speakers at the
conference will consider questions arising from the transnational
interpretations of the concept of citizenship that in recent years have
begun to replace conventional, nation-state based conceptions.
Institutional, cultural and organizational dimensions of transnational
citizenship will each be considered. For more information, contact:
Alasdair Roberts, Director, Campbell Public Affairs Institute, Maxwell
School, Syracuse University, 306 Eggers Hall, Syracuse, NY, USA, 13244;
tel: 315-433-4120; fax: 253-541-9867; email: asrobert@maxwell.syr.edu
Prior to the conference, the Campbell School's website will post
conference information: http://www.campbellinstitute.org

The Hurst Seminar on Reform and Democracy in Local Government of Countries
in Transformation will be held from May 23-24, 2004, at Ben Gurion
University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel. The conference will bring
together scholars working on issues of institutional reform and democratic
participation in local level government in both developed and new nations.
Discussion will take up the situation in Israel and The Palestinian
Authority as well as other countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern
Europe and the European Union. The venue for the conference will be Ben
Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel. Interested participants should
submit a paper title, an abstract of up to 300 words and a CV. The first
due date for proposals is January 15, 2004. All proposals should be sent
to: Prof. Fred Lazin, Department of Government and Politics, Ben Gurion
University, Beer Sheva, Israel, 84105; email: lazin@bgumail.bgu.ac.il tel:
972 8 646 9937; fax: 972 8 6477242.

The Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict Research Group (NECRG) at the
University of Western Ontario will host an event entitled "Why Neighbours
Kill: Explaining the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations" on June 4, 2004, at
the Spencer Conference Centre, London, Canada. For information on the
event, contact: Dr. Victoria Esses, Department of Psychology, University
of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, Suite 2, London, Ontario, Canada
N6A 5B8; email: vesses@uwo.ca; or Richard Vernon, Department of Political
Science (ravernon@uwo.ca). Further details will be posted prior to the
conference date on the NECRG website: http://www.ssc.uwo.ca/polysci/necrg/

The Centre for Transnational Studies in the School of Modern Languages at
the University of Southampton will host an international conference on
"Language and the Future of Europe: Ideologies, Policies and Practices".
The event will take place from July 8-10, 2004, at the University of
Southampton, in the UK. Keynote speakers will be Jan Blommaert, Susan Gal,
Thomas Ricento and Colin Williams. The conference will provide an
opportunity to consider the attitudes that lie behind policy and the
specific practices with which effective policy must be compatible. It will
also consider the impact of European policies and practices on the wider
world, including the consequences of colonial and neo-colonial legacies.
Papers are invited on all aspects of this European theme, but proposals
which analyse the relationships between language ideologies, policies and
practices will be particularly welcome. Proposals should be sent (prior to
January 31, 2004) by email to lipp@soton.ac.uk For more information about
the conference access the conference website at:
http://www.lang.soton.ac.uk/lipp or contact: Christopher Brumfit, email:
cjb1@soton.ac.uk or Clare Mar-Molinero, cmm@soton.ac.uk

The Communitarian Summit: An Agenda for the Next Four Years is a
conference planned for July 9-11, 2004, Washington, D.C., on the campus of
George Washington University. The event will discuss the following themes:
communitarian theory and philosophy, beyond relativism, from empire to
community, recapturing our holidays, and rights & responsibilities in the
age of terrorism. Francis Fukuyama will give the keynote address. Other
speakers include Benjamin Barber, Arthur Caplan, Ezekiel Emanuel, and Cass
Sunstein. For more information, contact Anne Hardenbergh, Communitarian
Network, 2130 H Street, N.W., Suite 703, Washington, D.C., 20052; email:
alharden@gwu.edu. Or visit the following website:

"Human Rights, Democracy, and Religion" is the theme of the 21st
International Social Philosophy Conference, to be held at Creighton
University in Omaha, Nebraska, July 29-31, 2004, organized by the North
American Society for Social Philosophy. Submissions on the conference
theme are encouraged, but proposals in all areas of social philosophy are
welcome. Potential contributors should submit 300-500 word proposals for
individual presentations, panels, workshops, or roundtable discussions to
Lisa Schwartzman, Dept. of Philosophy, 517 S. Kedzie Hall, Michigan State
University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1032; email: lhschwar@msu.edu by March
15, 2004 (North American contributors), or January 15, 2004 (international
contributors). Direct questions about local arrangements to Kevin Graham,
Dept. of Philosophy, Creighton University, 2500 California Plz., Omaha, NE
68178-0301; email: kgraham@creighton.edu

The Ninth International Metropolis Conference will be held at the
University of Geneva, Switzerland, from September 27-October 1, 2004. The
theme for this year's event is "Co-operative Migration Management:
International, National and Local Answers". The conference will bring
together policy makers, administrators, representatives of NGOs, and
researchers working on problems related to migration and urban processes.
The email contact address for the Ninth International Metropolis
Conference is: info@metropolis2004.ch The Metropolis International Website
contains detailed information about the event:

A conference called "Controlling Integration: Intentions and Effects" will
be held from October 29-30, 2004, at the Social Science Research Center in
Berlin. Hosted by the "Migration Politics" Working Group of the German
Association of Political Science, the event will discuss responses to the
question; "Can governments control processes of social integration of
migrants?". Submissions should be received by February 15, 2004, and
should be forwarded to: Uwe Hunger, Westphalian Wilhelms-University
Münster, Institute of Political Science, Scharnhorster. 100, 48151
Münster, Germany; email: hunger@uni-muenster.de

3. RECENT PUBLICATIONS (prices in U.S. dollars)

Alperson, P. (ed) (2002) Diversity & Community: An Introductory Reader
(Blackwell) $31.95

Archebugi, Daniele et al. (eds) (2003) Debating Cosmopolitics (Verso)

Banton, Michael (2002) The International Politics of Race (Polity) $26.95

Bird, John et al. (eds) (2002) Nation to Nation: Aboriginal Sovereignty &
the Future of Canada (Irwing) $19.95

Briggs, Vernon M. Jr. (2003) Mass Immigration and the National Interest:
Policy Directions for the New Century (M.E. Sharpe) $29.95

Brown, Michael and Sumit Ganguly (eds) (2003) Fighting Words: Language
Policy and Ethnic Relations in Asia (MIT Press) $24.95

Chandhoke, Neera (2003) The Conceits of Civil Society (Oxford UP) $43.64

Conteh-Morgan, Earl (2003) Collective Political Violence (Routledge)

Coppieters, Bruno and Richard Sakwa (eds) (2003) Contextualizing
Secession: Normative Studies in Comparative Perspective (Oxford UP) $65.00

Corlett, Angelo (2003) Race, Racism & Reparations (Cornell UP) $19.95

Daftary, Farimah, and Stefan Troebst (eds) (2003) Radical Ethnic Movements
in Contemporary Europe (Berghahn) $49.95.

Davis, Michael C., Wolfgang Dietrich and Bettina Scholdan (eds) (2002)
International Intervention in the Post-Cold War Period (M.E. Sharpe)

Gorman, Jonathan (2003) Rights and Reason: An Introduction to the
Philosophy of Rights (McGill-Queen's) $22.95

Harris, Roxy (2003) The Language, Ethnicity and Gender Reader (Routledge)

Jordan, Bill, Frank Duvell and Gordon Thomas (2003) Migration: The
Boundaries of Equality and Justice (Polity) $22.95

Keal, Paul (2003) European Conquest & the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
(Cambridge UP) $25.00

Keohane, Robert O. (2002) Power and Governance in a Partially Globalized
World (Routledge) $22.21

Kinnvall, Catarina and Kristina Jonsson (eds) (2002) Globalization and
Democracy in Asia: The Construction of Identity (Routledge) $28.95

Klopp, Brett (2002) German Multiculturalism: Immigrant Integration and the
Transformation of Citizenship (Praeger) $65.95

Knudson, Tommy Brems (2003) Humanitarian Intervention: Contemporary
Manifestations of an Explosive Doctrine (Routledge) $35.95

Koslowski, Rey (ed) (2003) International Migration and Globalization
(Routledge) $90.00

Lachs, J. (2002) A Community of Individuals (Routledge) $21.95

Monshipouri, Mahmood, Neil Englehart, Andre J. Nathan and Kavita Philip
(eds) (2003) Constructing Human Rights in the Age of Globalization (M.E.
Sharpe) $28.95

Morris, Lydia (2002) Managing Migration: Civic Stratification and Migrants
Rights (Routledge) $25.95

Newman, Edward and Joanne van Selm (eds) (2003) Refugees and Forced
Displacement: International Security, Human Vulnerability and the State
(U.N. Press) $38.00

Perry, James L. and Ann Marie Thompson (2003) Civic Service: What
Difference Does it Make? (M.E. Sharpe) $49.95

Richardson, George (2002) The Death of the Good Canadian: Teachers,
National Identities and the Social Studies Curriculum (Peter Lang) $25.95

Rowse, Tim and W.J.G Lubbe (2002) Indigenous Futures (University of New
South Wales Press) $39.95

Schott, Robin May (2003) Discovering Feminist Philosophy: Knowledge,
Ethics, Politics (Rowman & Littlefield) $21.95

Schouls, Tim (2003) Shifting Boundaries: Aboriginal Identity, Pluralist
Theory and the Politics of Self-Government (University of British Columbia
Press) $80.00

Toft, Monica Duffy (2003) Geography of Ethnic Violence: Identity,
Interests and the Inevitability of Territory (Princeton UP) $37.50

Twigg, Judyth and Kate Schecter (eds) (2003) Social Capital and Social
Cohesion in Post-Soviet Russia (M.E. Sharpe) $28.95

Widder, N. (2002) Genealogies of Difference (Illinois UP) $29.95

Wingo, Ajume et al. (eds) (2003) Veil Politics in Liberal Democratic
States (Cambridge UP) $22.00

Yannow, Dvora (2002) Constructing "Race" and "Ethnicity" in America (M.E.
Sharpe) $24.95

Journal Special Issues and Symposia

A recent issue of the Journal of European Integration contains several
articles on the legal protection of minorities in Europe (Vol. 25, No. 3).
In this issue, legal and jurisprudential perspectives on minority
protection, language rights, culture and identity, and political
representation are considered.

A new issue of The Philosopher's Magazine contains a forum on the theme
"the challenges of multiculturalism" (Issue 25). Contributors include
Bhikhu Parekh, Bernard Crick, Claire Fox, Slavoj Zizek, Barry Gardiner and
Piers Benn.

The Global Review of Ethnopolitics recently published a special issue
devoted to the topic of Northern Ireland (Vol. 3, Issue 1, Sept. 2003).
This issue features articles on the peace process and its future prospects
by Stephan Wolff, Chris Gilligan, Jonathan Tonge, James W McAuley and Neil
Jarman, plus several pages of reviews of books on Northern Ireland. Papers
in this issue can be accessed on the GRE website:

A symposium on the book "'I'm Not a Racist, But...': the Moral Quandary of
Race" (by Lawrence Blum) was recently published in an issue of Theory and
Research in Education (Vol. 1, No. 3, Nov. 2003). Articles on the language
of race, racialization and the epistemological basis of anti-racism are

A special issue of the journal Citizenship Studies (Vol. 7, No. 4, Dec.
2003) includes a series of articles about citizenship and indigenous
rights. Guest edited by Patrica K. Wood, the issue contains articles by
Alcida Rita Ramos, Gordon Christie, Richard Siddle, David Mercer, and Alan
Cairns addressing issues such as urban Aboriginality, international
indigenous citizenship, and indigenous mobilization in South Africa,
Brazil, Australia, Japan and Canada.

A number of articles in a recent edition of the journal Development (Vol.
46, No. 3, 2003) take up the issues of citizenship, racism and national
identity. Articles in this issue consider diverse aspects of citizenship
and its relation to development, including international migration,
"citizen children", racism and citizenship in impoverished environments.

A recent issue of the journal Urban Geography (Vol. 24, No. 2, 2003) is
devoted to the theme "Cities and Citizenship". Articles in this issue
focus on specific urban environments, such as those in Tehran, Istanbul
and select cities in Germany, and investigate citizenship-related problems
such as identity, national citizenship, opinion formation and household

A symposium on citizenship and national identity in the European Union is
included in a recent issue of the European Law Review (Vol. 27, No. 1/6,

Other Publications:

The GLOCALMIG Project (Migrants, Minorities, Belonging and Citizenship:
Globalization and Participation Dilemmas in the European Union and Small
States) is an international project funded by the European Union. Yngve
Lithman is international project leader, and Haken Gürcan is scientific
coordinator. The GLOCALMIG Project has resulted in eight publications now
freely available by contacting project representatives at the email
address below. The publications are A) case studies of "Migrants,
Minorities and Citizenship" in Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary
and Norway, B) analyses of standardized research tools for citizenship
data collection, and C) a comparative study of citizenship forms "on the
fringes" of European society. GLOCALMIG's contact email address is:
post@sfu.uib.no. See also the project's website at:


The Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Services is a new quarterly from
Haworth Press that recently published its inaugural issue. The journal
aims to provide insights into policy analysis, individual and collective
experiences, and acculturation behaviour, in addition to cross-cultural
dialogues on theory, research and practice. Prospective authors can
request an "Instruction for Authors" pamphlet from the journal editor:
Angela Shen Ryan, School of Social Work, Hunter College-CUNY, 129 E 79th
St, New York, NY, 10021; tel: 212-452-7110; fax: 212-452-7150; email:
aryan@hunter.cuny.edu Information on subscriptions can be found at the
Haworth Press website: http://www.haworthpress.com/web/JIRS/


The International Journal of Canadian Studies requests submissions for an
upcoming issue on the theme "Security/Insecurity". Articles that address
any of the numerous issues arising from recent geopolitical conflicts and
the relationship of these conflicts to domestic Canadian security policies
will be considered. Submissions from perspectives in the fields of
politics, social sciences, communication sciences, the arts, and
literature are welcome. Papers should be submitted before March 1, 2004,
to the IJCS Secretariat, 75 Albert St., Suite 908, Ottawa, Canada, K1P5E7;
tel: 613-789-7834; fax: 613-789-7830; email: gleclair@iccs-ciec.ca

Peace Review, A Journal of Social Science has issued a call for essays on
the topic "Justice for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans". Historical
and contemporary analyses of movements to achieve justice for Asian and
Pacific Islander Americans are welcome. The deadline for submissions is
January 12, 2004. Essay submissions and requests for writer's guidelines
can be sent to Robert Elias, Editor, (eliasr@usfca.edu) or Anne Hieber,
Managing Editor, (hieber@usfca.edu). The Peace Review website also
contains useful information:
Correspondence can be sent to Peace Review, University of Francisco, 2130
Fulton St., CA, 94117; tel: 415-422-2910; fax: 415-422-5671.

The Centre for Social Justice at the University of Windsor is accepting
proposals for an event called "Imagining Diasporas: Space, Identity and
Social Change", on May 14-16, 2004 in Windsor (Canada). Individual and
panel proposals can address issues of broad theoretical interest, as well
as case studies involving individual diasporic communities. Proposals
should be forwarded to: Linda Feldman, Programme Chair, Languages,
Literatures and Cultures, 6109 Lambton Tower, University of Windsor,
Windsor, Ontario, N9B3P4; email: feldman@uwindsor.ca. For a detailed event
description and a list of major themes visit the conference web site at:

The Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT), the Canadian Law and
Society Association (CLSA), the Canadian Council of Law Deans (CCLD), and
the Law Commission of Canada are organizing the 2004 Annual Legal
Dimensions Initiative. This year's theme is "Law and Citizenship".
Scholars from all disciplines are invited to apply. The event will provide
a venue to discuss new conceptions of citizenship, reflect on the
theoretical underpinnings of the concept, and consider implications for
different areas of law and public policy. As part of the Initiative, there
will be an award with an honorarium of $3,000 to produce a paper, and
expenses to present it at the annual meetings of CALT and CLSA. The
deadline for submitting applications is January 15, 2004. Researchers in
the legal and socio-legal fields in Canada are encouraged to apply. For
more details about the 2004 Legal Dimensions Competition, please consult
the program description at the following address:


Indigenous Peoples Funding and Resource Guide is a website initiated by
First Peoples Worldwide that provides information on grants, loans and
areas of interest of multilateral, bilateral and private funding sources
available for indigenous economic development projects. The IPFG is part
of the First Peoples Worldwide WWW Resource, which provides news, internet
resources and links to Aboriginal organizations around the world.

The website of the Migration, Asylum and Refugees Regional Information
(MARRI) Exchange Project is built on a merger between the former
"Migration and Asylum Initiative" (MAI) and the "Regional Return
Initiative" (RRI). MARRI makes available legal documents, news and other
information on asylum, legal migration, illegal migration, border
management, visa policy and entry policies and return/settlement of
refugees/displaced persons. http://www.stabilitypact.org/marri/

Forum 18 News Service is a web and e-mail information resource that
reports threats and other actions against religious freedoms of
individuals and communities around the world. Based in Oslo, Forum 18 is
committed to religious freedom for all people and all religious
denominations, on the basis of Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights. http://www.forum18.org/

The ECMI FCNM Database Online is a WWW resource focussed on the Council of
Europe's Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.
The database provides a comprehensive collection of materials on the
negotiation and implementation of the Convention, including a full review
of the Convention's negotiating history, consolidated overviews of state
reports, comprehensive lists of advisory committee opinions, extensive
presentations of comments by states, references to committee of ministers
resolutions and links to other related instruments. In addition, the
website includes a scholarly article-by-article commentary of the
Convention produced by eminent specialists in the field of minority
rights. The Database covers the evolution of monitoring up to July 2003
and will be regularly updated to incorporate recent events.

The Government of Canada's Policy Research Initiative, in cooperation with
the OECD, recently organized a project on "The Opportunity and Challenge
of Diversity: A Role for Social Capital". Background documents for the
project, which include summaries of the relevant literature on the links
between immigrant integration, economic participation, education, and
social capital, are available at:


The International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis
University is accepting applications for the 2004-5 academic year for a
new master's program in coexistence and conflict. The new program combines
intellectual work directed at the causes of conflict and a practical focus
on solving real-world problems. Students in the program can earn an M.A.
degree within sixteen months, including one year of coursework at Brandeis
and a fieldwork project supervised by a Brandeis faculty mentor. Students
already working or planning to work in the field of violence prevention
are particularly urged to apply, and those working in the fields of
diplomacy, human rights, education and the development of civil society
will also be well-suited for the program. For more information contact the
Center by phone: 781-736-5001, or visit the following website:

The Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs is now accepting
applications for its non-residential Fellows Program. The program supports
promising scholars, educators, and practitioners conducting research on
the ethical dimensions of international affairs. The program is open to
junior scholars and mid-career professionals worldwide. Scholars from
developing countries are encouraged to apply. All fellows must be fluent
in English. Candidates must link their applications to one of the
Council's five program areas: environmental values, ethics and the use of
force, history and the politics of reconciliation, human rights and
justice and the world economy. The deadline for applications is January
15, 2004. Please visit our website at:
http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/page.php/prmID/48 for more details.
Inquiries may be addressed to: Carnegie Council on Ethics and
International Affairs, 170 East 64th Street, New York, NY, 10021; e-mail:

The Nationalism Studies Program at the Central European University in
Budapest is accepting applications for MA, PhD and DSP studies for the
upcoming academic year. The program was established by the late Ernst
Gellner with the goal of promoting the study of nationalism in the
post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former
Soviet Union. The program's aim is to engage students in an empirical and
theoretical study of issues of nationalism, self-determination, problems
of state-formation, ethnic conflict, minority protection and the related
theme of globalization. The deadline for application is January 5, 2004.
For information on the program and financial aid offered, contact:
Szabolcs Pogonyi, Program Coordinator, email: pogonyi@ceu.hu or visit the
following webpage: http://www.ceu.hu/nation

Students interested in the critical study of culture and politics might be
interested in a new program in Theory, Culture and Politics at Trent
University, in Peterborough, Ontario. The Program offers an opportunity to
tackle theoretical approaches and contemporary issues in the humanities
and social sciences. Faculty are drawn mainly from philosophy, cultural
studies, literature, environmental studies, social and political thought,
communication and gender studies. Applications for admission in September
are accepted until February 1, 2004. For further information on the
Centre, visit: http://www.trentu.ca/theorycentre or contact: Centre for
the Study of Theory, Culture and Politics M.A. Program, Trent University,
1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, Ontario Canada K9J 7B8, tel:
705-748-1809; fax: 705-748 1829; email: theory@trentu.ca

The University of Montreal's Centre de recherche en éthique (CREUM) is
accepting applications for its 2004-5 fellowship program. Postdoctoral
researchers and visiting fellows are urged to apply for residential
fellowships, which can vary in length according to individual
circumstances. CREUM's mission is to contribute to interdisciplinary
research in the areas of fundamental and applied ethics. The University of
Montreal is a francophone institution, and applicants are expected to have
at least a working knowledge of French. The postmark deadline for
applications is April 15th, 2004. Applications should be forwarded to:
Daniel M. Weinstock, Director, Centre de recherche en éthique (CREUM),
University of Montreal, C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-Ville, Montreal
(Quebec), Canada, H3C 3J7. Email: david.robichaud@umontreal.ca

Applications for the Hoover Fellowship in Economic and Social Ethics at
the Université catholique de Louvain are being accepted for the academic
year 2004-5. The fellowship is intended for scholars from outside Belgium
who hold a doctorate and are active in the field of economic or social
ethics. Basic knowledge of French and an active knowledge of either
English or French are required. Applications from scholars with an active
interest in the main research themes of the members of the Hoover Chair
are particularly welcome. These themes include the relationship between
social justice and individual ethics, the tension between cultural
diversity and economic solidarity, linguistic justice, the future of
European welfare states, the legitimacy of tradable quotas, the respective
potentials of corporate social responsibility and representative democracy
as instruments for the achievement of ethical goals and deliberation and
publicity in collective decision making. For more information, see the
presentation of the members of the Chair and the list of recent working
papers at: http://www.etes.ucl.ac.be/. Applications should be received by
February 29, 2004, at the following address: Thérèse Davio, Université
catholique de Louvain, Chaire Hoover d'éthique économique et sociale, 3
Place Montesquieu, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; fax: +32 10 473952;
email: davio@etes.ucl.ac.be


The Erasmus Institute is sponsoring a summer course called "Ethics and
International Relations: The Role of Values and Beliefs in World Politics"
from June 5-23, 2004. The event will be a multi-disciplinary seminar for
graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, led by Sohail Hashmi
(International Relations, Mount Holyoke College). The Erasmus Institute
hosts this seminar for scholars seeking to enrich their research by
engaging with the intellectual traditions associated with Catholicism or
those of other Christian traditions and the Abrahamic religions. Taking
place on the campus of the University of Portland, Oregon, the seminar is
designed both for advanced graduate students writing their dissertations
and postdoctoral scholars revising a dissertation for publication.
Applications are posted at:
http://www.nd.edu/~erasmus/summer_programs/sumgrad.html The application
deadline is February 17, 2004. Other queries should be sent to Kathy
Sobieralski, Summer Program Coordinator, at: erasmus@nd.edu; tel:

The Summer Program on Human and Minority Rights organized by Humanity in
Action (HiA) will be held in June 2004. HiA is an international
organization that brings together Danish, Dutch, German, and American
students with an active interest in human and minority rights. Students
from American, Danish, Dutch and German universities are invited to submit
applications for the four week June 2004 Program, which will be followed
by a one week meeting in the United States in October 2004. As part of the
Summer Program, HiA-Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend
advanced lectures and seminars in Copenhagen, Berlin, New York, and
Washington D.C. Various historical and contemporary human rights and
minority issues will be considered. Papers will be published in the HiA
2005 Report. Costs and expenses for participants will largely be covered
by HiA. Deadlines for applications are December 15, 2003 (German program)
or Spring 2004 (Dutch and Danish program). For further details, or to
obtain an application, please check the webpage:


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