New Opportunity: United Nations October 2016

The Honors College, in conjunction with the Hobby Center for Public Policy’s Civitas Initiative and The Oxford Consortium for Human Rights, will be appointing 4 new fellowships for a trip to the United Nations in New York City, and to Yale University, to study Development and Human Rights in the Fall Semester of 2016 (Oct.23-30) . The fellows will:

  • Meet regularly from Sept. to Oct. 2016 to study and discuss works by internationally recognized scholars of human rights, development, and global justice.
  • Travel for one week (Oct. 23-30, 2016) to the United Nations in New York, and Yale University in New Haven CT, for an intensive seminar in conjunction with the University of Oxford’s Center for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict. The fellows will meet and workshop with the scholars, UN officials, and international activists whose work they have studied in the preceding months.

The fellowship will cover each fellow’s costs of the seminar, lodging during the week, and some dinners. Fellows are responsible to cover the cost of airfare to NYC and some meals.

Please submit a letter of interest that includes any work in global and/or cross cultural scholarship and experience, work or interest in issues of international development, human rights, moral theory, or global justice, as well as a CV and/or resume, to Dr. Johanna Luttrell, at jluttre2@central.uh.edu.

The Honors College will choose students on the basis of their interest level in the subject matter of global justice, development, and human rights, and the degree to which such an opportunity can benefit each student. This is world-class professional development opportunity, and we are looking for students who can benefit from international networking in these areas, i.e., students who aim to work in fields related to international human rights and/or development.

The deadline for application is September 11, 2016. Please direct questions to Dr. Luttrell.

 

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Qualifications: 

  • Must be a student in good standing in the Honors College
  • Coursework or other experience in international affairs and/or cross cultural matters, issues of development, human rights, or global justice
  • Ability to travel abroad for 1 week in late October 2016. This means ability to miss regular fall classes for one week.
  • Ability to conduct oneself with flexibility, independence, and professionalism in an elite setting
  • Ability to handle extra reading and meetings in one’s current course load for Fall, 2016
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Evidence of interest in social/ global justice, and/ or ethics in international affairs

Expectations:

  • Fellows will attend all seminar sessions in advance of trip to Oxford (approximately 4, one-hour meetings in Sept-Oct. of 2015)
  • Fellows will attend intensive seminar at the UN, and be involved with other auxiliary activities (example: formal dinners, outings) as well.

 

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