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Events and Opportunities 10.16.2014



Dilma’s Year of Living Dangerously: The 2014 Elections in Brazil

DRCLAS Brazil Studies Program Seminar

Timothy J. Power University Lecturer in Brazilian Studies; University of Oxford


Frances Hagopian

Jorge Paulo Lemann Visiting Associate Professor for Brazil Studies Department of Government; Faculty Chair, DRCLAS Brazil Studies Program; Harvard University

Tuesday, October 21, 12:00 p.m.
CGIS South Building, Room S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

This event is free and open to the public, and registration is not required.
A Brazilian lunch will be served.


Prof. Mary Sarotte at Harvard Book Store Friday 3pm

Prof. Sarotte will be speaking about her new book The Collapse at the Harvard Book Store tomorrow at 3pm.  More information can be found here:




Job Posting - Research Fellow at Stanford Law School



Full-time, starting Spring/Summer 2015.  Fellowships last for one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow. 


Assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz at Stanford Law School.  Designed for graduating seniors or recent college graduates, fellowships provide a unique opportunity for those considering graduate school, law school, and/or business school in the future. 

Prior Research Fellows have matriculated to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and MIT, and law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Columbia.  They have been drawn from a variety of undergraduate disciplines, including economics, political science, applied math, public policy, statistics, and computer science. 

Successful applicants will be matched with a specific professor based on background and interests.  As full-time Stanford University employees, fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including full medical and dental insurance, access to campus athletic and academic facilities, paid vacation time, professional development funds, and the capacity to audit Stanford courses and attend on-campus lectures and seminars free of charge.

Job responsibilities will vary by position, but involve all aspects of the research process including:

·         Conceptualization of suitable empirical methodologies and models
·         Collecting, managing, and structuring quantitative datasets
·         Statistical analyses of complex datasets and interpretation of results
·         Communication with government officials, industry stakeholders, and research collaborators
·         Report writing and manuscript preparation


Job qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the social sciences, mathematics, or another relevant field
·         Outstanding academic credentials and intellectual creativity
·         Eagerness to take initiative and solve intricate problems
·         Excellent time-management skills and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
·         Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, political science, statistics, applied math or engineering
·         Exceptional research and analytical writing skills
·         Programming experience in Stata, SAS, R, Python or other languages is preferred, but not required
·         Prior research experience in the social sciences is preferred, but not required

How to apply:

There will be two rounds of application review. The deadline for the first round is 11:59PM PST on Sunday, December 7, 2014. The deadline for the second round is 11:59PM PST on Sunday, February 1, 2015. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and preference will be given to first-round applicants. Please note this position is not visa sponsorship eligible, but applicants with OPT are eligible for this position. To apply, please do both of the following:

(1) Apply online at http://forms.law.stanford.edu/fellows/application. Upload a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position, a resume, an unofficial transcript, a short academic writing sample, and at least two references with contact information. The writing sample should be an academic paper, preferably empirical or social science-related. Standardized test scores (e.g. GRE, LSAT, GMAT) will be considered, but are not required.

(2) Submit your resume online via the Stanford jobs website https://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search – enter the job number 64432 in the keyword search field to locate this job posting and apply.

If you have any additional comments or questions, please send them in an e-mail to fellows@law.stanford.edu.


2015 International Security and Intelligence summer programme at Pembroke College, Cambridge

International Security and Intelligence: Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Intelligence and the Modern Nation-State (29 June – 24 July 2015)

Chaired by Sir Richard Dearlove, former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service, and Professor Christopher Andrew, Emeritus Professor of Modern and Contemporary History and founder of the Intelligence Seminar at the University of Cambridge, this is an exciting collaboration between leading academics, practitioners and policy-makers designed to appeal to undergraduate and graduate students alike. 

More information on all our programmes can be found on our website at: http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/international-programmes/summer-programmes/


University of Chicago Undergraduate Law Review


Dear all,

The deadline for articles submissions to the University of Chicago Undergraduate Law Review’s Fall Print Issue is this Friday, October 17, at 11:59PM. To be considered for inclusion in this print edition, articles must be submitted to editors@uculr.com, along with an abstract of approximately 150 words.  A publication decision will be made by the end of 5th week of this quarter.  

Articles of any topical focus are welcomed, so long as the chosen topic facilitates a critical appraisal of a distinctly legal question. At minimum, articles must be five pages in length. There is no upper bound to an article's length. 

We are excited to review your work! If you have any questions, please e-mail us as soon as possible at editors@uculr.com.

Thank you,

The UCULR Editorial Board





Student Call for Papers—Human Development Conference


Envision, Enact, Evaluate:
Sustaining Momentum in Development


The 7th Annual Human Development Conference

February 27-28, 2015

University of Notre Dame




The Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity and the Center for Social Concerns at Notre Dame and SIT Study Abroad announce the 7th annual conference on human development.
The conference is an opportunity to explore past trends in development, evaluate current best practices, and discuss the future of development after the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. This year’s theme emphasizes the role of human dignity in development and how it may influence theory and practice in the future.
We are happy to announce our keynote speaker for this year, Jeffrey Sachs, director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute and senior UN advisor.
We invite undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines to apply to share their research experiences from a broad spectrum of topics, including:

For those interested in presenting a paper, please submit your abstract no later than Friday, November 14, 2014. 
For abstract submission please click here.
Invitations for participation will be extended by early December. Students who accept invitations to present at the conference will be responsible for securing funding for travel and other related expenses.
We hope you will join us!


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