MINELRES: Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter No 34, September 2004

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             Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
    Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
                         No. 34, September 2004


1. Introduction 
2. Workshop on Multiculturalism and the Welfare State
3. Upcoming Conferences 
4. Recent Publications
5. Call for Papers
6. Internet Resources 
7. Recent International Initiatives 
8. Courses and Fellowships


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, of which this is the 
thirty-fourth 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 philform@qsilver.queensu.ca. Back-issues of the 
newsletter are posted on the Web on Will Kymlicka's home-page: 


The Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy, in cooperation with the 
newly-established Research Group on Nationalism, Ethnicity and 
Multicultural Citizenship (RGONEMC), is pleased to be co-sponsoring a 
workshop on "Is Multiculturalism Bad for the Welfare State?", at Queen's 
University, on 29-30 October 2004. It will bring together experts on 
multiculturalism and the welfare state in Europe and the Americas, to 
discuss drafts of papers for a forthcoming volume on the topic. The 
volume will be edited by Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka, and published 
by Oxford University Press. Contributors include: Willem Assies (Colegio 
de Michoac?n), Geoffrey Evans (Oxford) H.B. Entzinger (Erasmus),
Hero (Notre Dame) and Rob Preuhs (University of Denver), Matt James 
(Victoria), Peter Kraus (Humbolt) and Karen Schoenwaelder (WZB), Nicola 
McEwen (Edinburgh), David Miller (Oxford), John Myles (Toronto), Anne 
Phillips (LSE), Stuart Soroka (McGill) and Richard Johnston (UBC), and 
Donna Lee Van Cott (Tulane). For further information about the workshop, 
contact the co-organizers, Keith Banting (bantingk@post.queensu.ca) or 
Will Kymlicka (kymlicka@post.queensu.ca). Their working paper on this 
topic, outlining the relevant issues, is posted on the RGONEMC website 
at: http://www.queensu.ca/politics/rgonemc/workingpapers.html


The Fifth Pan-European International Relations Conference, organized in 
cooperation with the Standing Group on International Relations (SGIR)
the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), will be held at 
the Netherlands Congress Centre, The Hague, from September 9-11, 2004. 
The theme of this year's conference is "Constructing World Orders". The 
section of this event entitled "States, Regions and Regional World 
Orders" will be of particular interest to newsletter readers. For more 
details, contact the Conference Organisers by email at: 
conference2004@sgir.org or visit the detailed conference website at this 
address: http://www.sgir.org/conference2004/

The Human Rights Initiative of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and 
International Affairs will hold a two-day workshop on the theme "The
for Cultural Rights" from September 23-24, 2004, in New York City. The 
workshop will bring together scholars and practitioners to consider why 
cultural rights have received so little attention for much of the last 
three decades. The workshop will lay the groundwork for the next issue
the Carnegie Council's semi-annual magazine, Human Rights Dialogue,
is devoted to the issue of cultural rights. For more information, 
contact: Rebecca Kraley, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International 
Affairs, 170 East 64th Street, New York NY, 10021; tel: 212-838-4120 
X223; fax: 212-752-2432; email: rkraley@cceia.org

The Federal Agency for Civic Education, an agency of the government of 
Germany, will host a conference called "Networking European Citizenship 
Education" in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, from September 23-26, 2004. 
This event will explore concepts and agendas concerning civic education 
in light of the geographic, political, cultural and economic changes 
taking place in Europe. For more information, contact: Conference 
Management and Registration, Anja Ostermann, Reiderweg 18, D-58285 
Gevelsberg; tel: +49 (0) 2332 4199; fax: +49 (0) 2332 757056; email: 

The Forum of Federations is organizing a "Global Dialogue on Democracy 
and Diversity" that will be held on 25 September 2004 in Barcelona, 
Spain. This conference is a part of the Universal Forum of Cultures
The overall goal of the workshop is to contribute to the debate on 
governance methods, and to explore ways to strengthen and consolidate 
democratic systems from the point of view of federalism and other forms 
of political organization. For more information on this workshop,
Diana Chebenova, Program Manager at the Forum of Federations 
(chebenova@forumfed.org). For more general information on all Forum of 
Culture events, visit: http://www.barcelona2004.org/eng/

The Centre for Research on Immigration, Ethnicity and Citizenship
at the Universit? de Quebec ? Montreal is organizing an
conference entitled "Mending the Past: Memory and the Politics of 
Forgiveness" at UQAM in Montreal from October 13-15, 2004. The
will study the philosophical, social and ethical issues relating to 
historic memory, reconciliation and dialogue, with speakers from Latin 
America, the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. For more 
information, contact Hugues-O. Blouin 
(blouin.hugues-olivier@courrier.uqam.ca), or visit the conference
at: http://www.criec.uqam.ca/colloquememoire/en/index.htm

A workshop on "The Challenge of Multiculturalism in Eastern and Central 
Europe" will be held at Iasi, Romania, from October 28-30, 2004, 
sponsored by the Open Society Foundation of Romania, the AXIS Foundation 
Publishing House, Al.I.Cuza University, and the Society for the Research 
of Religions and Ideologies (SACRI). This event will bring together 
distinct groups of researchers from political science, sociology, 
philosophy, history and other disciplines, as well as practitioners,
politicians to representatives of NGOs. The conference aims to
dialogue among these different communities. The workshop will be divided 
into three sections: multicultural and intercultural politics,
and realities of multiculturalism in the ECE region, and multicultural 
education. For details, contact: Sandu Frunza, (Babes-Bolyai University) 
(email: sfrunza@yahoo.com; tel: + 40-741-676936) or Nicu Gavriluta, 
(Al.I. Cuza University) (email: Nicolas@uaic.ro; tel: +40-740-545234),
visit the conference website at: http://www.sacri.ro/files/multicult.htm

The 3rd Mercator International Symposium will take place in 
Ljouwert/Leeuwarden (Frysl?n, The Netherlands) from November 25-27,
The theme of this year's symposium is: "Linguistic Diversity and 
Education: Challenges and Opportunities". Key issues to be discussed 
include: comparison of educational systems in EU member states, minority 
languages and policy, and linguistic diversity. For further details, 
contact Cor van der Meer; tel: (+31) (0)58 2343063; fax: (+31) (0)58 
2131409; email: cvdmeer@fa.knaw.nl; or click on "III Mercator Symposium" 
at the Mercator website: http://www.mercator-education.org/

The Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History and the International Center 
for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University will hold a 
conference on the subject "Justice: Communal, National and 
International", on December 20-21, 2004, in Jerusalem. This event will 
address the possible repercussions of the different perceptions of 
justice in light of the tension(s) between the communal, national, and 
global interests. For more information, contact: Zvi Yekutiel, Zalman 
Shazar Center for Jewish History, PO Box 4179, Jerusalem, 91041; email: 

The topic for this year's annual meeting of the American Society for 
Political and Legal Philosophy is "Moral Universalism and
The meeting will be held at the Marriot Hotel in Boston on 29-30
2004, in conjunction with the meetings of the American Philosophical 
Association. Speakers include William Galston, Benedict Kingsbury, 
Barbara Herman, Frank Michelman, Seyla Benhabib, Gopal Sreenivasan, 
William Scheuerman, Daniel Weinstock and Robin West. For more 
information,visit the ASPLP website at: 

A conference honouring Susan Moller Okin's contributions to political 
theory will be held at Stanford University from February 3-5, 2005. The 
conference will cover the four major areas of Okin's contributions to 
contemporary debates: justice and the family, multiculturalism and 
liberalism, gender and international development and women in the
of political thought. Participants will include: Joshua Cohen, Jane 
Mansbridge, Iris Young, David Miller, Nancy Rosenblum, Chandran Kukathas 
and Molly Shanley. For more information, contact Debra Satz at: 

The Human Rights Initiative at the Georgia Institute of Technology is 
organizing a conference on "Human Rights in Crisis" on February 18-19 
2005. The conference will explore the theory and practice of human
from historical and contemporary perspectives, including in the area of 
women's rights, social and economic rights, culture, technology, 
medicine, globalization and the "War on Terror". Please submit abstracts 
for proposed papers, not longer than one page, as well as a short CV, to 
Human Rights Initiative, School of History, Technology and Society, 
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0345. For inquiries, 
contact humanrights@inta.gatech.edu. Proposals are due by Sept. 25,

A conference called "Debating Language Policies in Canada and Europe" 
will be held at the University of Ottawa from March 31-April 2, 2005. 
This event will address issues related to the development and 
implementation of language policies in Canada and Europe, focussing on 
the foundations and aims of language policies, and the criteria used to 
evaluate them. Papers will be presented in English and French. For 
details about the conference, or to submit an abstract for
contact: Linda Cardinal, Caire de recherch? sur les politiques
et la francophonie, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, K1N 6N5;

The annual international meeting for the Conference for the Study of 
Political Thought will take place from April 8-10, 2005, at Columbia 
University, in New York City. The themes for this year's event are "the 
state" and "state centrism". The event aims to bring together
political theorists, sociologists, philosophers, and legal theorists to 
explore the issue of whether the state has been too central within 
inquiries in the human and social sciences, and if it has, what effects 
the state-centred approach has had. Confirmed participants include: 
Quentin Skinner, Gianfranco Poggi, Knud Haakonssen, Rainer Baubock and 
Fred Cooper. For more information, contact: David Johnston by email at: 

The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) will 
host its 15th Annual Conference at the London School of Economics (LSE) 
from April 20-21, 2005, on the topic "Nation and Empire". Suggested 
themes for this year's event include: myths and memories of empire, the 
collapse of empire and the rise of nations, the American empire and 
post-imperialism, and empire's art and image. Papers submitted to the 
conference will also be considered for a special issue of the journal 
Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism. Paper proposals should be
on-line at the conference website (URL below). For further information, 
contact the ASEN 2005 Conference Committee, London School of Economics, 
Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE, UK; email: asen@lse.ac.uk; conference 
website: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/ASEN/conference2005.htm

The Centre of Canadian Studies at the University of Edinburgh will host 
an interdisciplinary conference exploring the theme "First Nations,
Thoughts" May 5-6, 2005, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The conference will 
examine the significance of Aboriginal Peoples in the development of 
cultural and intellectual thought in Canada. Presenters will address 
themes such as: indigenous knowledge and intergenerational transmission, 
Indigenous perspectives on kinship, Aboriginal approaches to sustainable 
development, Indigenous ethics, and debates about Aboriginal
nationalism and self-determination. For more information, or to submit a 
paper proposal (prior to November 30, 2004), contact: Grace Owens,
of Canadian Studies, 21 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD, Scotland; 
email: grace.owens@ed.ac.uk For more information visit: 

The First Global International Studies Conference will be hosted by the 
World International Studies Committee (WISC) at Bilgi University, in 
Istanbul, Turkey, from August 24-27, 2005. The conference theme is: 
"Bringing International Studies Together: Contrasting Approaches and 
Agendas". Key themes will be: migration, human rights and needs, ethics 
and international relations, identity issues, global civil society and 
the imposition of democratic norms internationally. Proposals for panels 
and individual paper presentations should be submitted via the
website. Inquiries should be forwarded to the conference chairpersons 
committee at: rkwisc@hhh.umn.edu Details about registration, local 
arrangements and submitting proposals are available on the conference 
website: http://www.essex.ac.uk/ecpr/events/wisc/proposals.aspx

(all prices in U.S. dollars).

Ackerman, Bruce & James Fishkin (2004) Deliberation Day (Yale UP) $30.00

Ahier, John et. al. (2003) Graduate Citizens: Issues of Citizenship and 
Higher Education (Routledge) $43.95

Bell, Christine (2003) Peace Agreements and Human Rights (Oxford UP) 

Bell, Derrick (2004) Silent Covenants: Brown vs Board of Education and 
the Elusive Quest for Racial Justice (Oxford UP) $25.00

Bellamy, Richard et. al. (eds) (2004) Lineages of European Citizenship: 
Rights, Belonging and Participation in Eleven Nation-States (Palgrave) 

Berdichevsky, Norman (2004) Nations, Language and Citizenship

Berman, Bruce, Dickson Eyoh and Will Kymlicka (eds) (2004) Ethnicity and 
Democracy in Africa (James Currey Ltd) $28.95

Boyer, Pierre, et al. (2004) From Subjects to Citizens: A Hundred Years 
of Citizenship in Australia and Canada (University of Ottawa Press) 

Council of Europe (2004) Minority Rights in Europe.  $88.00

Coward, Harold & Gordon S. Smith (2004) Religion and Peacebuilding (SUNY 
Press) $24.95

Croucher, Sheila (2004) Globalization and Belonging: The Politics of 
Identity in a Changing World (Rowman and Littlefield) $22.95

Darder, Antonia & Rodolfo Torres (2004) After Race: Racism after 
Multiculturalism (NYU Press) $19.95

Duncan, Christopher (ed) (2004) Civilizing the Margins: Southeast Asian 
Government Policies for the Development of Minorities (Cornell UP)

Essed, Philomena, Georg Frerks & Joke Schrijvers (2004) Refugees and the 
Transformation of Societies: Agency, Policies, Ethics and Politics 
(Berghahn) $50.00

Farrow, Douglas (ed) (2004) Recognizing Religion in a Secular Society: 
Essays in Pluralism, Religion and Public Policy (McGill-Queen's UP) 

Heater, Derek (2004) A History of Education for Citizenship (Routledge) 

Hoffman, John (2004) Citizenship beyond the State (Sage) $34.95

Ignatieff, Michael (2004) The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of 
Terror (Princeton UP) $16.07

Jackson, Robert (2004) Rethinking Religious Education and Plurality: 
Issues in Diversity and Pedagogy (Falmer) $120.00

Joly, Daniele (ed) (2004) International Migration in the New Millennium: 
Global Movement and Settlement (Ashgate) $79.95

Lahav, Gallya et. al. (eds) (2004) Immigration and Politics in the New 
Europe: Reinventing Borders (Cambridge UP) $26.99

Larson, Brooke (2004) Trials of Nation Making: Liberalism, Race and 
Ethnicity in the Andes (Cambridge UP) $24.99

Park, John S.W. (2004) Elusive Citizenship: Immigration, Asian Americans 
and the Paradox of Civil Rights (NYU Press) $45.00

Rossabi, Morris (2004) Governing China's Multiethnic Frontiers 
(University of Washington Press) $50.00

Scheinin, Martin and Reetta Toivanen (eds) (2004) Rethinking 
Non-Discrimination and Minority Rights (Institute for Human Rights, Abo 
Akademi University) www.abo.fi/instut/imr

Scherrer, Christian (2003) Ethnicity, Nationalism and Violence: Conflict 
Management, Human Rights and Multilateral Regimes (Ashgate) $89.95

Schiffauer, Werner et al (2004) Civil Enculturation: Nation-State, 
Schools and Ethnic Difference in the Netherlands, Britain, Germany and 
France (Berghahn) $75.00 Walzer, Michael (2004) Arguing about War (Yale 
UP) $16.50

Weitz, Eric (2003) A Century of Genocide: Utopias of Race and Nation 
(Princeton UP) $29.95

Williams, Michael & Graham Humphreys (2003) Citizenship Education and 
Lifelong Learning (Nova Science Publishers) $69.00

Wood, Peter (2004) Diversity: The Invention of a Concept (Encounter 
Books) $12.57

Journal Special Issues and Symposia

A recent issue of Roma Rights (Vol. 2, 2004) is dedicated to the theme 
"Ethnic Statistics". Articles in this issue consider topics such as 
research methodology, ethnic monitoring, and EU data collection, in 
addition to editorials and "snapshots" related to the special theme.

A recent issue of the journal Ethical Theory and Moral Practice is 
dedicated to the issue of "Contextualized Morality and Ethno-Religious 
Diversity" (Vol. 7, No. 2, 2004). Guest editors for this issue are Veit 
Bader and Sawitri Saharso. Authors include Joseph Carens, Paul Van Den 
Berg and Chandran Kukathas.

An issue of the journal Latino Studies contains several articles on the 
language and politics of citizenship (Vol. 2, No. 2, July 2004).
consider the relationships between Latino and US citizenship, concepts
belonging, and language education in the US.

A recent issue of the journal Thesis Eleven: Critical Theory and 
Historical Sociology is devoted to the debate about multiculturalism 
(Vol. 78, No. 1, 2004). This issue contains an introductory article 
written by John Rundell, Vince Marotta and Alastair Davidson. In other 
articles the "ideology" of multiculturalism is explored through studies 
of the Australian "invasion complex", the ethics of the "multicultural 
dream", and multiculturalism and "otherness".

A recent issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies contains 
several articles on the relationship between ethnicity and nationalism 
(Vol. 30, No. 4, July 2004). Daniele Conversi, Michael Banton and John 
Edwards contribute to this issue.  Issue 46 of Philosophy Now magazine 
contains a series of articles on the nature of democracy. Selected 
articles are available free for viewing at: 

The first issue of the Essex Human Rights Review (Vol. 1, No. 1, 2004) 
contains two thematic sections on human rights and ethnic conflict. The 
sections are entitled "The rights of the Roma" and "Defending Human 
Rights in Africa". They are posted at: http://projects.essex.ac.uk/ehrr


The editors of the journal "Global Review of Ethnopolitics" invite 
original papers for a special issue on the dynamics underlying electoral 
politics in ethnically divided societies. Free and fair elections are
of the most fundamental characteristics of democratic systems; in 
ethnically divided societies, elections and the rules and regulations on 
which they are based are especially important, because they provide 
important levers to guarantee (or in certain cases prevent) adequate 
representation of different ethnocultural groups in state institutions. 
The aim of this special issue is to provide empirical evidence and 
analysis of recent elections in ethnically divided societies, on a 
comparative or single-case basis, that can improve our understanding of 
these dynamics in concrete contexts. The deadline for submissions is: 
December 31, 2004. Please email your contributions as attachments to: 
Florian Bieber (bieberf@gmx.net) and Stefan Wolff (S.Wolff@bath.ac.uk).

A call for papers has been issued for a forthcoming volume of essays on 
Hannah Arendt. The volume will be entitled "Imperialism, Slavery, Race 
and Genocide: The Legacy of Hannah Arendt". It will seek to use Arendt's 
insights as a source for further investigation into the ways in which 
race, imperialism, slavery, and genocide are linked, and the ways in 
which these terms have affected the United States, Europe, and the 
"colonised world" in different ways. The volume is meant not as another 
set of essays exploring Arent's thought, but rather as an experiment in 
intellectual history that uses Arendtian terms and concepts to explain 
the racialization of the "enlightened" west. Proposals (500-1000 words) 
should be sent by September 30, 2004, to Richard H. King (email: 
Richard.king@nottingham.ac.uk) and Dan Stone (email:


The United Nations Development Programme has recently released an 
extensive "Report on Democracy in Latin America", focusing in particular 
on issues of the nature of citizenship in the region. The Report
statistical data on democracy in 18 Latin American countries, the
of a survey carried out among 19,000 citizens and the experiences of the 
main political and social leaders in the Latin American democratization 
process. The Report is now posted on-line at the following URL. 

openDemocracy.net is an online magazine of global politics and culture 
that posts specialised articles and provides a forum for public 
discussion. Recently openDemocracy has run a debate on the theme 
"Multiculturalism: Translating Difference". Posted articles take up 
several overlapping themes. One theme is "the strange career of 
multiculturalism" which charts the evolution, use and abuse of 
multiculturalism in theory, culture and politics. Another theme is "at 
the border", which focuses on real-world experiences with difference. 

A new website posts the research activities of the new collaborative 
research initiative at the University of Ottawa called "Democratic 
Dialogue: Inquiry into Democracy, Education and Society". The website 
contains information about the democratic dialogue team, publications, 
speakers and conferences associated with the initiative. 

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) has launched a trilingual 
(English/Macedonian/International Romani) homepage documenting its
project "Toward the Regional Integration of Roms". The website currently 
contains several documents and relevant information about the project
its partners:  http://www.ecmirom.org


Three recent international and intergovernmental initiatives may be of 
interest to readers.

(a) HDR 2004: The annual Human Development Report of the United Nations 
Development Programme (UNDP) has taken as its theme in 2004, 'Cultural 
Liberty in Today's Diverse World'. The Report argues that accommodating 
ethnic, religious, linguistic and cultural diversity should be seen as a 
vital part of human development. This is the first time that the HDR has 
focused on the link between ethnocultural diversity and development. The 
Report defends a range of multiculturalism policies as a means towards 
eradicating poverty and building inclusive societies. The Report can be 
downloaded from the UNDP website: 

Readers may also be interested in the extensive background papers and 
statistical analyses used to support the Report's conclusions, which 
focus on a wide range of minority groups and regions of the world. 
These are posted at: http://hdr.undp.org/publications/papers.cfm The
between cultural liberty and human development, will be the focus of the 
next Global Forum on Human Development in Paris, France, January 17-19, 
2005. This will be third in a series of such events started by the Human 
Development Report Office in 1999. The Forum is sponsored by the
of Foreign Affairs of France and UNDP in cooperation with Sciences-Po
IDDRI. The Human Development Forums feature the latest thinking, 
research, and innovation on current issues and help shape the 
international agenda for human development.

(b) GCIM: The Secretary-General of the UN has established a "Global 
Commission on International Migration" (GCIM) to help formulate 
recommendations on the international management of migration. The 
Commission's mandate includes an extensive range of research and policy 
analysis, leading to a final report due in mid-2005. Details on the 
Commission and its work can be found at: www.gcim.org

(c) Bolzano Declaration: The European Academy, in cooperation with the 
European Commission and the Open Society Institute, has developed a 
series of policy recommendations for the protection of minorities in the 
enlarged European Union. This "Bolzano Declaration" is one aspect of the 
larger project to establish a "Platform for an enriching culturally and 
ethnically diverse Europe" (PECEDE), which will include a range of 
publications and website resources. For details, see the PECEDE website 
at:  http://www.eurac.edu/Pecede/


The Department of Political Studies at Queen's University has recently 
established the "Fulbright Chair in Nationalism, Ethnicity and 
Multicultural Citizenship", which will be awarded annually to a visiting 
scholar from the United States. This Chair is part of the Canada-U.S. 
Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs Program. Applicants are welcome from 
scholars working on such issues as immigrant integration, 
multiculturalism and multicultural education, indigenous peoples, 
policing and minorities, affirmative action, minority nationalism, or 
normative theories of accommodating ethnic diversity. For details on the 
chair, including how to apply, visit the Fulbright website at: 
http://www.cies.org/award_book/award2005/award/Que5511.htm. Or contact 
Prof. John McGarry, Canada Research Chair in Nationalism and Democracy, 
Dept. of Political Studies, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario,
K7L 3N6. Tel: 613-533-6237; email: mcgarryj@post.queensu.ca

The Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict will hold 
its fourth Summer Institute on Ethnopolitical Conflict at the University 
of Pennsylvania from June 6-July 29, 2005. The 8-week Institute bridges 
the gap between research and practice by bringing together social 
scientists and practitioners to study the origins and consequences of 
ethnopolitical conflict, including issues relevant to working with 
refugees and others suffering from these conflicts. Applicants should 
have the Ph.D. degree, or a Masters degree augmented with significant 
field experience; previous Summer Fellows have included academics, 
clinicians, and government, military, and NGO officers. The Center 
expects to support approximately 15 Fellows, including tuition, travel, 
and living expenses. Applicants should send a cv, two letters of 
recommendation (flap sealed and signed by recommender), and a detailed 
letter describing interests, experience, and career plans. The deadline 
for receipt of applications is December 15, 2004. Applications should be 
addressed to Roy Eidelson, Executive Director, Solomon Asch Center, 
University of Pennsylvania, St. Leonard's Court, Suite 305, 3819-33 
Chestnut Street. Philadelphia, PA 19104. Interested individuals are 
encouraged to review curricula for previous Summer Institutes at 

The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) and
journal Nations and Nationalism have established a prize to encourage 
young researchers to publish original scholarship in the area of 
ethnicity and nationalism. The prize will be awarded for the best
submitted, and the winning article will be announced at 15th Annual ASEN 
Conference (announced in this newsletter under "Conferences"), to be
in April 2005. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2004. The 
prize includes a sum of ?250, and 2 years' free membership in the
and potential publication of the winning article in Nations and 
Nationalism. Submissions may be made by currently enrolled post-graduate 
students and those with theses submitted not more than two years prior
the deadline. Submissions and enquiries should be forwarded to: Managing 
Editor, Nations and Nationalism, ASEN - 2nd Floor - Old Building, London 
School of Economics, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE, UK; email: 

Minority Rights Group's (MRG) annual Regional Advocacy and Rights 
Training Seminar (ARTS) will take place from September 28-October 6, 
2004. The topics covered will include: international instruments for the 
protection of minority rights, the UN system, Council of Europe, OSCE
European Union, issues in minority rights protection and promotion, 
skills for minority rights activists, advocacy, preparation of shadow 
reports, delivery of interventions at international fora, and
techniques. This seminar is part of MRG's Southeast Europe: Diversity
Democracy Programme. For more information about the seminar, please 
contact Snjezana Bokulic, Central and Eastern Europe Programme Officer, 
Minority Rights Group International; email: mrg3.bud@tla.hu

The European University Center for Peace Studies (EPU), based in 
Stadtschlaining, Austria, invites students to apply to study toward a 
Master of Arts degree in peace and conflict studies. The EPU program was 
designed to provide students with intellectual skills to analyse 
conflicts, and underlying causes of conflicts, and to give students 
practical skills in peace building and related fields. Faculty come from 
many different countries and a variety of disciplines and emphasize a 
transnational, transdisciplinary perspective. For more information, or
obtain an application, go to: http://www.aspr.ac.at or contact Anita 
Flasch, EPU Secretary, by email epu@epu.ac.at or phone: 

The Empirical Project on Migration is a public education initiative that 
makes Canadian scholarship and expertise on migration and settlement 
issues available in electronic format. Empirical Project course modules 
are funded in part by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), and the 
Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement 
(CERIS), and they are hosted by the University of Toronto. Modules were 
developed primarily for undergraduate students, but can be used flexibly 
at various levels depending on the relevant educational setting.
information on the course modules can be found on the Empirical Project 
website: http://www.empirical.ca

The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Programme at the National Endowment 
for Democracy (NED) is calling for fellowship applications for 2005-6. 
The Fellowship programme is based at the International Forum for 
Democratic Studies and was established to enable democracy activists, 
practitioners, scholars and journalists from around the world to deepen 
their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote 
democratic change. While the programme is primarily intended to support 
practitioners and scholars from new democracies, distinguished scholars 
from established democracies are also eligible to apply. For
contact: Program Assistant, Fellowships Programs, International Forum
Democratic Studies, National Endowment for Democracy, 110112th Street, 
N.W., Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20005, United States,; tel: +1 202 293 
03 00; fax: +1 202 293 02 58; email: fellowships@ned.org; 
http://www.ned.org/forum/reagan-fascell.html . The deadline for 
applications is November 1, 2004.


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K7L 3N6, Canada. Fax: 613-533-6545.

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