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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 43, December 2006



1. Introduction
2. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Democracy and Diversity
3. Upcoming Conferences
4. Recent Publications
5. Call for Papers
6. Internet Resources
7. Awards, Fellowships, and Courses


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 forty-third issue. We hope that it will be of interest to anyone working in the field, whether in academia, public service, or 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: http://www.queensu.ca/cded/news.html


We are now inviting applications for the third year of the postdoctoral fellowship program in "Democracy and Diversity" at Queen's University, funded in part by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Each year, one non-renewable 12-month fellowship will be awarded. The fellow will work under the supervision of Prof. Will Kymlicka, and may be invited to teach up to two half-courses. The 2007-8 fellowship will commence on July 1, 2007, with a minimum salary of $40,000 Cdn. before remuneration for teaching. Applicants must have submitted their doctoral dissertation by that date, and must be within five years of having received their doctorate. The fellowship is part of a larger nexus of activities at Queen's relating to the normative and empirical study of democracy and diversity, including the Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy; the Ethnicity and Democratic Governance project (http://www.queensu.ca/edg/) the Fulbright Visiting Professorship in Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multicultural Citizenship; the Centre for the Study of Democracy; and the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations - all of which have active programs of workshops, conferences and visiting scholars and speakers. The Fellow would be expected to participate in these various activities as appropriate, including presentation of his or her research findings, and to assist Prof. Kymlicka in the Forum's activities. While "Democracy and Diversity" is to be understood expansively, and there are no pre-determined limits on the topics it may cover, Queen's has a special expertise in issues of ethnocultural diversity. Recent and ongoing activities have covered such topics as immigration and citizenship, multiculturalism and multicultural education, indigenous rights, affirmative action, historic injustice, nationalism and secession, language rights, and transnational democracy. Applicants who combine normative analysis with empirical case studies are particularly welcome. Applications are due by March 1, 2007, and should include a curriculum vitae, together with a statement of research interests, a teaching dossier, and a writing sample. Applications should be sent to the Department of Philosophy, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6. It is the responsibility of the applicants to have at least three letters of reference sent directly to the above address by the deadline. For further information please contact lavoiemm@post.queensu.ca, or check the Philosophy Department website at: http://www.queensu.ca/philosophy/


A conference on "Indigenous Law and Legal Systems: Recognition and Revitalization" is being organized by the University of Toronto's Indigenous Law Journal for January 26-27, 2007 at the University of Toronto. James Anaya will give a keynote address, and Paul Chartrand, Darlene Johnston, and Frank Iacobucci will be among the presenters. For more information, visit: http://www.indigenouslawjournal.org/conference.htm

A conference entitled "Mobilization and Engagement - Social Movements in Canada" will be hosted by the Centre for Canadian Studies, Mount Allison University, from March 8-10, 2007. The goal is to assess the state of social movements in Canada from theoretical, historical, and practical perspectives. How effective are social movements as agents of change? What effects can social movements have on Canadian public life? Submissions on political organization, state responses to activism, and/or comparative perspectives are especially welcome. For details, contact Matthew Hayday (email: mchayday@mta.ca) or Andrew Nurse (email: anurse@mta.ca). A webpage containing directions, accommodations, and funding info for grad students will soon be posted http://www.mta.ca/faculty/arts-letters/canadian_studies/index.html

The UCL Mellon Programme will host a one-day conference on 'Political Theory and the Significance of Culture' on March 16, 2007, at University College London. Confirmed speakers are Anne Phillips, Matthew Festenstein, Cécile Laborde and James Hampshire. For further information contact Andrew Shorten by email: mailto:a.shorten@ucl.ac.uk, or go to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mellon-program/events/politics/index.htm

The topic for Salzburg Seminar Session 440 will be "Immigration and Inclusion: Rethinking National Identity", under the direction of Edward Mortimer. The Seminar will take place at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria from March 27-April 1, 2007. Details and on-line registration are available at the Salzburg Seminar website: http://www.salzburgseminar.org

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures at the University of Manchester will host a conference on "Identity Formation" on April 4, 2007. Identity formation will be approached via three panels: a) The Role of Philosophy and Ideology, b) Diasporic and Transcultural Identities, and c) Narrative Identity. Charles Forsdick and Adrian Armstrong will be among the guest speakers. Paper abstracts of 150w or less (in English), indicating the proposed panel, should be sent to: langsconference@yahoo.com. The submission deadline is January 15. Further information can be found on the conference website: http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/Research/Conferences/Identityformation/ or by contacting Louise Crowther (email: langsconference@yahoo.com).

The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) will hold its 17th Annual Conference on "The Dark Face of Nationalism: Violence, Extremism and the Nation" from April 17-19, 2007 at the London School of Economics. The aim is to examine the common impression that nationalism is an overwhelmingly negative force, and explore the alleged links between nationalism and ideologies such as fascism, racism and fundamentalism. Speakers will include: Mark Juergensmeyer, Peter Van Der Veer, Carolyn Marvin, Montserrat Guibernau, and Paul Bew. For details, visit the conference website: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/ASEN/conference2007.htm or contact conference organizers by email: asen@lse.ac.uk

The Center for North American Studies at Frankfurt University, Germany, is organizing a conference called "Negotiating Diversity: Transatlantic Exchanges between Canada and Europe", April 19-21, 2007 at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. The event will include sessions on: i) Diversity, Pluralism and Cultural Difference, and ii) Citizenship, Identity and Nation. Christian Lammert and Katja Sarowsky are the organizers. For more information, contact the Center for North American Studies, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University of Frankfurt; tel: +49 (0) 69 798 28538 ex. 28521; fax: +49 (0) 69 798 28527 or visit the conference website: http://web.uni-frankfurt.de/zenaf/zenaf/conference_diversity.htm

The theme for the U.K. Association for Legal and Social Philosophy (ALSP)'s 2007 annual conference is "Aliens and Nations: Citizenship, Sovereignty and Global Politics in the 21st Century". It take place at the University of Keele, from April 19-21, 2007, with Seyla Benhabib and Stephen Macedo as keynote speakers. Conference themes will include the justice of war and international intervention; immigration and border controls; multicultural citizenship; citizenship, loyalty and identity; environmental citizenship; nationhood and self-determination; refugees and asylum; gender and citizenship; outlaws states and international law; sovereignty and human rights; and freedom, security and counter-terrorism. Panel proposals of up to three papers are welcome. A registration form will be posted on-line at the conference website: http://www.keele.ac.uk/research/lpj/ALSP/ Send inquiries to conference organizers Glen Newey or Monica Mookherjee at the following email address: ALSP07@ilpj.keele.ac.uk

The Center for Indigenous Law, Governance & Citizenship at Syracuse University's College of Law will host a conference on "International Indigenous Citizenship" on April 26-28, 2007. The conference will look at several methods of defining community and self-determination through the institution of citizenship. For more information, contact Robert Odawi Porter, Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse NY, 13244; tel: (315) 443-1712; fax: (315) 443-4141; email: odawi@law.syr.edu A conference website will be linked to the following website: http://www.law.syr.edu/academics/centers/ilgc/

The UCL Mellon Programme will host a one-day conference on 'Pluralism, Public Justification and the State' on May 4, 2007, at University College London. Scheduled speakers include Richard Bellamy, John Horton, Jonathan Quong, Clare Chambers and Phil Parvin. For further information contact Andrew Shorten by email: mailto:a.shorten@ucl.ac.uk, or go to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/mellon-program/index.shtml

A conference entitled "Citizenship, Identity, and Social Justice" will be hosted by the Centre for Studies in Social Justice, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, from May 17-19, 2007. Keynote speakers will include Janine Brodie and Eleonore Kofman. Additional information can be obtained on the conference website: http://infoservices.uwindsor.ca/ocs/index.php?cf=1 or by contacting conference organizers: nnoel@uwindsor.ca

A workshop entitled "Towards a Sociology of Human Rights: Theoretical and Empirical Contributions" will be held by the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Onati, Spain, from May 24-25, 2007. The workshop will explore new sociological approaches to human rights in the context of globalization. For more information, contact conference organizers: Mikael Madsen (Mikael.Madsen@jur.ku.dk) or Gert Verschraegen (Gert.Verschraegen@sockuleuven.be)

A major international conference entitled "Muslim Diasporas: Religious and National Identity, Gender, Cultural Resistance", will be held June 1-3, 2007, at York University in Toronto. The event, sponsored by York University and the Ford Foundation, is part of a larger research project that brings scholars of Islam together with experts on immigration, multiculturalism, citizenship, ethnicity, and gender. Those interested in presenting papers should send a 200w abstract prior to April 30 to Haideh Moghissi, MCRI Diaspora, Islam and Gender Project, York University, (Moghissi@yorku.ca)

The Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM) of the University of Surrey will hold its Annual Conference on the theme "Nationalism and National Identities Today: Multidisciplinary Perspectives". The event will take place June 12-13, 2007 at the University of Surrey, UK, and will involve experts from political science, political geography, history, psychology, sociology and sociolinguistics. Speakers will include James Anderson, Susan Condor, Nira Yuval-Davis, John Hutchinson, George Kolankiewicz, Umut Özkirimli and Patrick Stevenson. Proposals for panels and/or individual papers are invited on any aspect of contemporary nationalism, particularly concepts of nationhood and national identity, comparisons of new and old forms of nationalism, nationalistic reactions to globalization and transnational flows, reassertions of national identities, national acculturation processes, secessionist and irredentist movements, diasporic nationalisms, failed states and nationhood and civic nationalism. The submission deadline for proposals is February 15. Send abstracts to Mirela Dumic (email: M.Dumic@surrey.ac.uk), Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM), School of Arts, Communication and Humanities, 21 AC 05, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH. To register for this conference or for more information, visit the following webpage (and follow the "Nationalism and National Identities" link): http://www.surrey.ac.uk/Arts/CRONEM/index.htm

A conference entitled "Nations without States in the Global World", co-organized by the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) and the LSE will take place June 28-29, 2007 at Queen Mary College, University of London. For more information, contact: Montserrat Guibernau, Queen Mary University of London; fax: +44 (0) 207882 7855; email: M.Guibernau@qmul.ac.uk

The Seventh International Conference on "Diversity in Organizations, Community and Nations" will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on July 3-6, 2007. The conference will provide a forum for scholars and governmental experts to discuss diversity and community in both real-world situations and against the background of globalization. Contributors should submit a title and short abstract prior to January 31. For details, go to: http://www.Diversity-Conference.com

The School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queen's University, Belfast, will host a major interdisciplinary event called "Beyond the Nation? Critical Reflections on Nations and Nationalism in Uncertain Times" on September 12-14, 2007. The goal is to bring international researchers and scholars of nationalism studies, ethnic conflict studies, comparative politics, European studies, international relations/theory, political history, political theory/philosophy, social history/theory, and law together to explore the role and viability of today's nationalism. The event will take place at Queen's University, Belfast's central campus, and will be comprised of workshops, plenaries, keynote addresses and other gatherings. Speakers will include: Adrian Guelke, Michael Keating, John McGarry, David Miller, Margaret Moore, Ephraim Nimni and Brendan O'Leary. A pre-conference workshop will take place September 10-12, organized by the International Political Studies Association (IPSA)'s Research Committee on Politics and Ethnicity (RC14), devoted to the theme "The Challenge of Ethno-Nationalism". The conference is open to presenters as well as the general public. For more details and paper submission info, consult the conference website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofPoliticsInternationalStudiesandPhilosophy/NewsandEvents/BeyondTheNationConference2007/#d.en.51488

The "Ethnicity and Democratic Governance" (EDG) project at Queen's University, Kingston is organizing a major conference on "Immigration, Minorities, and Multiculturalism in Democracies" from October 25-27, 2007 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. The event will explore the evolution of ethnocultural identities and movements, and examine how they are impacted by political and economic institutions. Abstracts for panels and individual papers should be submitted prior to March 31. Details and a CFP can be found on the EDG website: http://www.edg-gde.ca

A colloquium on "The Constitution and Citizenship" will take place at Amherst College, Amherst MA, from October 26-27, 2007. The event will be hosted by The Colloquium on the Constitution and the Imagining of America, which is a biannual meeting on the social impact of the U.S. constitution, domestically and globally. For more, contact Austin Sarat of Amherst College, email: adsarat@amherst.edu

"Multiculturalism, Modernity and Citizenship in Canada" is the title of a conference hosted at Marc Bloch University in Strasbourg on November 9-10, 2007. Presentations will be organized around three workshops: 1) citizenship, multiculturalism and identities: the modernity of Canadian society; 2) nation or nations? What citizenship for the Aboriginal peoples of Canada?; and 3) linguistic pluralism and citizenship: theory, policy and practice. Paper proposals should be sent by April 15, 2007 to Gwendolyne Cressman (gwencressman@free.fr). Additional conference info can be found at the following website: http://etudescanadiennes.free.fr/E_call_for_papers_Nov2007.htm

The Fourth International Conference of the Faculty of Al-Alsun, Minia University, Egypt will be on the theme of "Preserving Linguistic and Cultural Identity in the Age of Globalization". The conference will take place from April 23-25, 2007, and will involve academic, governmental and NGO representatives. Complete details can be found at: http://www.minia.edu.eg/con-alusn.htm, or by contacting conference organizers by email: alsunminia@gmail.com

"Secession as an International Phenomenon" is a conference being organized by the Association for Research on Ethnicity and Nationalism in the Americas (ARENA), a new international organization meant to broaden
debates about nationalism. The event will take place December 6-8, 2007, and its venue is where modern secession began, in Charleston, South Carolina. The conference is open to all disciplines, and papers dealing with both historic and contemporary separatist movements and their opponents are welcome. Featured speakers will include William Freehling, Allen Buchanan, Robert E. Bonner, Susan-Mary Grant, Bruno Coppieters, Margaret Moore, and Andrés Reséndez. The submission deadline is January 1. Send proposals to: ARENA@sc.edu For more information, contact Don H. Doyle, University of South Carolina, 245 Gambrell Hall, Columbia, SC 29208; email: don.doyle@sc.edu; or visiting the following CFP: http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2006/12/call-for-papers-secession-as.html

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


Alfred, Taiaiake (2005) Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom (Broadview) $24.95

Banting, Keith and Will Kymlicka (2006) Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies (Oxford UP) $35.00

Beck, Ulrich (2006) Cosmopolitan Vision (Polity) $24.95

Bell, Daniel A. & Jean-Marc Coicaud (eds) (2006) Ethics in Action: The Ethical Challenges of International Human Rights NGOs (Cambridge UP) $68.80

Bickerton, James, Stephen Brooks & Alain-G Gagnon (2006) Freedom, Equality and Community: The Political Philosophy of Six Influential Canadians (McGill-Queen's University Press) $75.00

Browning, Don (2006) Universalism vs. Relativism: Making Moral Judgments in a Changing, Pluralistic, Threatening World (Rowman & Littlefield). $22.95

Byram, Michael and Mike Fleming (eds) (2006) Education for Intercultural Citizenship: Concepts And Comparisons (Multilingual Matters) $42.95

Castellino, Joshua and Elvira Dominguez Redondo (2006) Minority Rights in Asia: A Comparative Legal Analysis (Oxford University Press) $105.00

Council of Europe (2006) The Challenge of Transcultural Diversities: Cultural Policy and Cultural Diversity (Council of Europe) $29.00

Council of Europe (2006) Achieving Social Cohesion in a Multicultural Europe - Concepts, Situation and Developments (Council of Europe) $56.00

Edge, Peter W. (2006) Religion and Law (Ashgate) $99.95

Fought, Carmen (2006) Language and Ethnicity (Cambridge UP) $32.54

Frost, Catherine (2006) Morality and Nationalism (Routledge) $105.00

Ghebrewebet, Helen (2006) Identifying Units of Statehood and Determining International Boundaries: A Revised Look at the Doctrine of Uti Possidetis and the Principle of Self-Determination (Peter Lang) $43.95

Govier, Trudy (2006) Taking Wrongs Seriously (Humanity Books) $42.00

Heater, Derek (2006) Citizenship in Britain: A History (Columbia UP) $98.29

Hoerder, Dirk, Yvonne Hébert & Irina Schmitt (eds) (2006) Negotiating Transcultural Lives: Belongings and Social Capital among Youth in Comparative Perspectives (University of Toronto Press) $27.95

Hollinger, David (2006) Cosmopolitanism and Solidarity: Studies in Ethnoracial, Religious and Professional Affiliation in the United States (University of Wisconsin Press) $29.95

Kennedy-Dubourdieu, Elaine (ed) (2006) Race and Inequality: World Perspectives on Affirmative Action (Ashgate) $99.95

Kahler, Miles & Barbara Walter (eds) (2006) Territoriality and Conflict in an Era of Globalization (Cambridge UP) $34.99

Laurence, Jonathan & Justin Vaísse (2006) Integrating Islam: Political and Religious Challenges in Contemporary France (Brookings Institution Press) $16.29

Mitnick, Eric J. (2006) Rights, Groups, and Self-Invention: Group-Differentiated Rights in Liberal Theory (Ashgate) $99.95

Moucheboeuf, Alcidia (2006) Minority Rights Jurisprudence - Digest (Council of Europe) $120.00

Majtényi, Balázs and Balázs Vizi (2006) A Minority in Europe - Selected International Documents Regarding the Roma (Gondolat-RIENM).

Oakes, Leigh and Jane Warren (2007) Language, Citizenship and Identity in Quebec (Palgrave) $80.00

Rodriguez-Pinero, Luis (2005) Indigenous Peoples, Postcolonialism, and International Law (Oxford University Press) $110.00

Stuart, Robert (2006) Marxism and National Identity (SUNY Press) $29.95

Vermeersch, Peter (2006) The Romani Movement: Minority Politics and Ethnic Mobilization in Contemporary Central Europe, (Berghahn) $80.00

Wilson, John & Karyn Stapleton (eds) (2006) Devolution and Identity (Ashgate) $99.95

Yiftachel, Oren (2006) Ethnocracy: Land and Identity Politics in Israel/Palestine (University of Pennsylvania Press) $69.95

Journal Special Issues

The journal International Migration recently published a debate about the Danish cartoon controversy, entitled; "The Danish Cartoon Affair: Free Speech, Racism, Islamism, and Integration" (Vol. 44, Issue 5, December 2006). Tariq Modood, Randall Hansen, Erik Bleich, Brendan O'Leary and Joseph H. Carens participate in the discussion, which is available on-line: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sociology/ethnicitycitizenship/urcpublications.html

The October edition of Social Theory and Practice is a special issue on "Cosmopolitanism and the State" (Vol. 32, No. 4, October 2006). Guest edited by Victoria Costa and Joshua Gert, this issue contains essays by Eamonn Callan, Harry Brighouse, Pauline Kleingeld, Darrel Moellendorf, Margaret Moore and Simon Caney.

A recent Ethnicities issue is dedicated to the theme "Rethinking Race and Class in a Time of Ethnic Nationalism and 'The New Imperialism'" (Vol. 6, No. 3, September 2006). Guest edited by Peter McLaren and Nathalia E. Jaramillo, this issue includes articles by Patricia Hill Collins, Shahrzad Mojab, and Martha E. Gimenez.

A special issue of Social Science Quarterly is dedicated to "Ethnicity and Social Change" (Vol. 87, No. 5, 2006). Articles discuss the historical, political, and sociological dimensions of the theme, and several authors explore the links between ethnic identity and 'social capital', concentrating primarily on the experiences of Latino/Latina communities in the U.S.

A recent issue of Philosophy and Social Criticism (Vol. 32, No. 7, 2006) contains a special section on Hauke Brunkhorst's 2005 book "Solidarity: From Civic Friendship to a Global Legal Community" (MIT Press). A section introduction by Jeffery Flynn is followed by essays from J. Bohman, M. Pensky and others.

A special issue of the journal Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power investigates the theme "Global Spaces/Local Places: Transnationalism, Diaspora and the Meaning of Home" (Vol. 13, No. 3, 2006). The issue contains an introduction by Caroline B. Brettell, and articles by Edna A. Viruell-Fuentes, Vivian Louie, Julie Y. Chu, and others, all looking at transnational and diasporic identities.

A recent issue of African Anthropologist, the journal of the Pan African Anthropological Association, looks at citizenship, ethnicity and political exclusion in several post-colonial African countries, including Cameroon and Nigeria (Vol. 12, No. 1, 2005).

A recent issue of the Journal of Southern African Studies includes several articles on the relationship between ethnicity and socioeconomic class in various Southern African societies (Vol. 32, No. 3, 2006).


The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is accepting essay submissions for its 2007 Human Rights Award on the topic of "Reparations in International Human Rights Law". This annual competition aims to stimulate research in international human rights law among lawyers and others with interests in international human rights. Interested authors should send previously unpublished articles (in English or Spanish) written solely by the applicant. Separate awards will be given for best articles in English and Spanish. Awards consist of a scholarship for the 2007 Summer Program of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University, Washington College of Law, plus travel expenses and accommodations during the three-week Academy. Submissions should be 25-35 pages, sent (by email attachment) prior to February 1. Awards will be announced March 30 on the Academy's website. Send submissions and inquiries to: hracademy@wcl.american.edu, or consult the regulations posted on the following website: http://www.wcl.american.edu/humright/hracademy/2007/hraward.cfm

The editors invite submissions for the spring 2008 issue of Ethnoscapes: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Race and Ethnicity in the Global Context, a new publication of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Office of Minority Affairs at Ohio State University. The issue will be dedicated to the theme "Transnational Migration, Race and Citizenship". The submission deadline is March 2. For full information, contact: Melanie Maltry (email: mmaltry@kirwaninstitute.org) or visit the following website: http://www.kirwaninstitute.org/ethnoscapes/callforpapers.html

The editors of the UCFV Research Review invite submissions for a special issue dedicated to "Ethical Citizenship and Post-Secondary Education " (Vol. 2, No. 3, October 2007). The issue will examine the role of post-secondary education in active citizenship. Submissions from all relevant disciplines are welcome, as are papers by graduate and undergraduate students. Guest editors will be Scott Fast and Sylvie Murray. The submission deadline is April 15. For details, contact Scott.Fast@ucfv.ca or Sylvie.Murray@ucfv.ca or visit the UCFV Research Review website: http://journals.ucfv.ca/ojs/rr/RR-info/cfp-4.html


The third annual workshop of the Consortium on Democratic Constitutionalism was held at the University of Victoria, Victoria BC, from December 1-3, 2006. The theme this year was "Storied Communities: Narratives of Contact and Arrival in Constituting Political Community". The aim was to explore narratives that shape political communities, especially narratives of Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal contact. The workshop's discussion paper is available on-line, along with a post-conference discussion: http://www.law.uvic.ca/demcon/DiscussionForum.htm

A new issue of the IPT Beacon (Issue 2; October 2006) was recently added to the International Political Theory (IPT) website. The Beacon collects and provides web-links to articles determined by IPT editors to be of major importance to international political theory. This issue includes essays by Terry Nardin, Kok-Chor Tan and Tim Hayward. http://international-political-theory.net/

A new report by Minority Rights Group International (MRG) entitled, "Minority Rights Advocacy in the European Union: A Guide for NGOs in South-East Europe" is now available free of charge at the MRG website: http://www.minorityrights.org/TrainingManuals/TrainingManual.asp?ID=39


The entry deadline for the American Political Science Association (APSA) Religion and Politics Section's Wildavsky Dissertation Award is March 1, 2007. The award, given for the best dissertation defended in 2006 on religion and politics, is meant to help identify, recognize and publicize research by new scholars working at the crossroads of religion and politics. Details about this award can be found on the APSA Religion and Politics Section website: http://www.apsa-religionandpolitics.org/

A summer research institute for junior scholars working on citizenship and migration is being convened by David Miller and Eamonn Callan. The institute will be sponsored by the National Humanities Center and the Wissenshaftskolleg zu Berlin, and will meet over two week-long sessions in two successive summers, beginning in Berlin in 2007, and concluding in 2008 at Stanford University. Successful applicants will attend both sessions. The institute is open to recent Post-docs (Ph.D. no earlier than 2002) and Ph.D. candidates now studying or teaching at European or American institutions. Further details on the institute and the application process can be obtained by visiting: http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us/sias/citizenship.htm

The University of Toronto's Centre for Ethics welcomes applications for its Visiting Faculty Fellowships for the 2007-08 academic year. Two fellowships will be awarded to scholars and teachers seeking to write and conduct research during a year in residence at the University of Toronto. Fellows will participate in bi-weekly seminars at the Centre, and work with the Centre's graduate and post-doctoral fellows. Teaching obligations are not attached, but fellows are expected to be involved with the undergraduate Ethics, Society and Law Program, participate in seminars, colloquia, and public lectures, and be in residence from September 1, 2007-May 15, 2008. Applicants should submit hard copies of a C.V., a scholarly paper written in English and published in the past three years (10000w or less), a statement (1500w or less) describing the proposed research project, and three letters of reference not from the applicant's dissertation supervisor. Send applications directly to the Director of the Centre, at the address below, by January 15, 2007. Melissa Williams, Director, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 1H8.

The Program in Ethics in Society at Stanford University seeks to appoint two post-doctoral fellows for 2007-2008. Applicants should have research interests in moral or political philosophy and a degree from a philosophy, political science, or law program. One of the follows will be jointly sponsored by Standford's new program on Global Justice: candidates for that position should have research interests in global ethics and politics (especially issues of human rights, global governance, or distributive justice). Fellows will develop and teach one class (typically a seminar), and participate in the Political Theory and Global Justice Workshops. Salary is competitive. Appointment is for one year, but may be renewed for an additional year. Applications should be received by February 1. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation and a short writing sample (approx. 25 pages) to: Debra Satz, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2155. For more information, contact the program's coordinator, Joan Berry (joanberry@stanford.edu)



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