PJS Newsletter - 10/20/14



  • Bush and Obama The Age of Terror: Discussion with filmmaker Oliver Stone tonight at 7pm!
  • Faculty research presentation: Pearl Robinson of Political Science on feminist research
  • Interested in public health? Great Internship opportunity in Haiti over winter break!
  • Interested in social justice meetups? Check out the So Just Corner -->


Campus News & Events

Bush and Obama
The Age of Terror

Monday, October 20, 2014 | 7PM

Join us for a discussion and screening with Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick of their Showtime TV series and book: The Untold History of the United States. How much of our real history has been left out of our education and why? What Stone and Kuznick uncover challenges the United States’ self-conception as an “exceptional” nation.

Oliver Stone is a three-time Academy Award winning filmmaker, writer of Scarface and Evita, and director of such notable films as Platoon, JFK, W., Born on the Fourth of July and Natural Born Killers. American University Professor Peter Kuznick is the director of the Nuclear Studies Institute.

Ebola Outbreak -- Causes & Consequences at a Global Scale
Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 7 to 9 PM

Cohen Auditorium

Keynote Speaker:
Joia Mukherjee, MD
Partners in Health, Chief Medical Officer

Introduction by:
Provost David Harris

Margaret McMillan, PhD
Economics Department, Tufts University
Elena Naumova, PhD
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University
Rosalind Shaw, PhD
Department of Anthropology, Tufts University
Christopher Whittier, DVM, PhD
Center for Conservation Medicine, Tufts University

Watch live here Computer Phone

This event forms part of Tufts’ One Health series on Ebola. Co-sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Toupin-Bolwell Fund, Community Health, Environmental Studies, International Relations, Biology, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and Tufts Institute of the Environment

Leadership Is African, Is Female, Is Muslim Woman
Wenesday October 22 | 4:30-6 pm | Rabb Room, Lincoln-Filene

A discussion of feminist research methodology and barefoot documentary-making about the leader of a Sufi Muslim women's movement in West Africa.

Presented by Pearl Robinson, Department of Political Science.

For more information visit: http://ase.tufts.edu/wgss/

In Defense of Women:
Strategies for Righting the Wrongs of 2014
Featuring Carol Rose, Executive Director of ACLU-MA
Monday, October 27th Time: 4pm
Location: Fay House, Sheerr Room,10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

In light of the continual attacks on women's rights, from the decisions on Hobby Lobby and abortion clinic "buffer zones" to NFL policies in response to domestic violence, Carol Rose's presentation will focus on women's rights across the spectrum of race and class.

Following the presentation, stay for a discussion with Community Works members who are working on these issues in communities locally and around the world.


Funding & Other Opportunities

Clean water social enterprise in Haiti seeking winter break Fellow

Company: Kouzin Dlo - The Archimedes Project Position: Fellow Timeframe: beginning January 1st - February 1st 2015 Length: Flexible (minimum 10 days) ABOUT KOUZIN DLO: Kouzin Dlo is a new clean water social enterprise in Haiti. We are building a network of household water treatment businesses in Haiti in collaboration with partner organizations on the ground. Kouzin Dlo is focused on training micro-entrepreneurs to sell chlorine in their communities to stop the spread of diarrheal diseases and create economic opportunities. We launched in June 2014 and since have established three sites in Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince. We are looking for focused and dedicated students and young professionals to join our team this winter. INTERNSHIP: We are seeking interns to join us in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to assist with our business in-country. The position would be full-time (30-40hrs per week Monday - Friday). We are looking for a two-three week commitment between January 1st to February 1st. All fellows are required to pay a fellowship fee of $1,000 to cover in-country expenses and purchase their own flights by December 31st. JOB ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Fellow will work to push forward a project in one of the following areas, based on experience and interest: Monitoring and Evaluation: Collect program monitoring data; managing and improving a mobile data collection system expanding customer tracking Staff Curriculum Development and Implementation: Assist with training development and implementation Partnership Building: Assist in securing partnerships for future sites QUALITIES WE’RE LOOKING FOR: · Take initiative and don't give up! · Flexible and able to adapt to new surroundings · Have a great attitude · Would love to work in a start-up environment · Experience working internationally · Haitian Creole and/or French language capacity is a plus For more information on Kouzin Dlo visit - http://www.archimedesproject.com/community-chlorinators/. Please email Jessica Laporte at jessica@archimedesproject.com with your resume and a cover letter.

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Online Guide to Peace and Conflict Studies Programs (undergraduate and graduate)
This is a list of online links to undergraduate and graduate peace and conflict programmatic listings.
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Conferences, Workshops& Study Abroad

Rehearsing Change: Empowering Locally, Educating Globally a Study Abroad Experience

A study abroad program that is part of a greater plan for community development, Rehearsing Change carries out the central mission of Pachaysana by empowering local communities while simultaneously educating global leaders. It is designed, administered and evaluated in partnership with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), which not only emits accredited transcripts to international students, but issues valuable certificates of completion to local community counterparts. Local counterparts and international students learn together, studying Development, Sustainability, Cultural Identity and Globalization in the context of our local community. They apply learned knowledge and tools through the Applied Arts (or Arts for Social Change), Critical Service Learning and Participatory Action Research. The combining of international students with local counterparts and our use of arts-based and other participatory methodologies make Rehearsing Change a truly groundbreaking initiative. Find application deadlines and other info here.

Cambridge Forum Program Schedule
Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. **(unless otherwise noted)
First Parish in Cambridge
3 Church Street
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138

Fall 2014: The Health of American Democracy

The United States has long celebrated the notion of rugged individualism as one of its founding values. Brave colonists seeking religious liberty sailed the Atlantic to settle in a wilderness; determined pioneers seeking ³elbow room² overcame the challenges of the inhospitable west to find their stake in the nation; bold entrepreneurs built industrial and trade empires from nothing. All of this was possible, according to the national narrative, because of democracy. But does a democratic form of government only foster the centrifugal force of individualism? Does it not also imply a balancing centripetal force of community?



UIESC is looking to hire English Language Tutors

UIESC is an education consulting firm working with international students looking to come to the US for their secondary or post-secondary education. For an English Language Tutor, we are looking for a native English speaker to work on reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The tutor would speak english with our students and provide both feedback and coaching to help improve their spoken language skills, provide articles in english for the students to read and provide feedback on pronunciation and intonation, provide short essay topics for the student to write about and work with the student to edit them during a future discussion, as well as provide audio clips for the students to listen to and answer questions you’ve written or ask them about during the discussion. The pay for this position would be $13 - $15 an hour. The teaching would be online through Skype in the morning between 7:30 and 10:30 AM and the evening between 6 and 11 PM as the majority of our students are located in Asia or are going to school in the US and need to have tutoring before or after their classes. It would be preferable if you could work 1 - 2 hours a day minimum. We would also like to have a weekly discussion with you through a Skype video chat or in-person at our office. There are also opportunities to tutor students individually or in a small group at our office as well. UIESC’s office is located at 100 Trade Center Woburn, MA. It’s a 15 minute drive from campus and also is accessible via the #134 bus which has stops near Tufts in Medford Sq, along High St, and at Winthrop Square (the Winthrop St & High St rotary). I’m a Tufts alumni and thought this would be a great opportunity for Tufts students to gain both experience in teaching as well as working with international students. Please e-mail Greg at: employment@uiesc.com with your cover letter and resume.

Internship Opportunity with the Asian American Women's Political Initiative (AAWPI)
The Asian American Women’s Political Initiative (AAWPI) 2015 State House Fellowship Program is now accepting applicants and we are looking for Asian American women who are passionate about building and supporting the local Asian American community in Massachusetts! This program provides Asian American women with the unique opportunity to participate in state policymaking and experience firsthand how the legislature works through a part-time internship at the Massachusetts State House in Boston, MA. Leadership trainings, issue briefings and additional programming with statewide government and civic leaders are organised to strengthen the internship experience. In addition, all fellows will receive a $500 stipend. The application and specific details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/AAWPI

If you are interested in browsing through development jobs to get an idea of what kind of career options are available for PJS majors, visit DevEx's website, where they have the most comprehensive listing of international development, global health, and humanitarian aid jobs: http://www.devex.com/en/jobs



How the Hong Kong Protestors Can Win
(From Foreign Policy, MARIA J. STEPHAN OCTOBER 6, 2014)
"Don't think that this will be over soon. This is fundamentally a war of patience and a test of our endurance," 17-year-old Joshua Wong, student leader of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, tweeted on Thursday. For the past several weeks, the protesters have been putting on a clinic in organized, disciplined civil resistance: Tens of thousands of activists continue to throng the downtown streets and thoroughfares, demanding the resignation of Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying and threatening to occupy government buildings. Occupy Central, student coalitions, and other opposition groups have called for mass strikes while insisting that they will not back down until their ultimate goal of universal suffrage is achieved. Still, as momentum has slowed, the lingering question is, what next?
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Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live
( NY Times, Claire Miller | OCT. 20, 2014 )
As young people continue to spurn the suburbs for urban living, more of them are moving to the very heart of cities — even in economically troubled places like Buffalo and Cleveland. The number of college-educated people age 25 to 34 living within three miles of city centers has surged, up 37 percent since 2000, even as the total population of these neighborhoods has slightly shrunk.
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How our stories cross over
(From TED Talks TEDxBrighton · 17:25 · Filmed Oct 2012 )
Colin Grant has spent a lifetime navigating the emotional landscape between his father’s world and his own. Born in England to Jamaican parents, Grant draws on stories of shared experience within his immigrant community — and reflects on how he found forgiveness for a father who rejected him.
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Music Plays Crucial Role in Non-Violent Civic Movements
(From USIP Tuesday, October 14, 2014By: Viola Gienger)
In Libya’s 2011 uprising, protesters pumped loud music from radios or CD players in the streets in front of government buildings, then fled from the inevitable rush of security forces. The nonviolent early days of Egypt’s revolution that same year spawned a raft of new independent music groups. In Turkey, the “Song of Pots and Pans” exhorts political leaders to stop their lies and repressive tactics.
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