MINELRES: CfA: Workshop: Incorporating Diversity into the Teaching of Public Administration, Budapest, 12-16 October 2009

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Call for Applications

Workshop: Incorporating Diversity into the Teaching of Public

a Course Innovation Session for teachers in higher education and
trainers in relevant fields, particularly from the former Soviet Union,
Mongolia, South-Eastern Europe

Dates: 12-16 October 2009
Venue: Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary
Deadline: 1 September 2009
* Center for Policy Studies (CEU)
* Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative (OSI)
* Curriculum Resource Center (CEU)


The accommodation of ethnocultural diversity and other forms of
difference is central to good, stable democratic governance. Yet, few
courses on and schools of public administration equip future
decision-makers with the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed for a
diversity-friendly public sector.

This workshop, conducted by instructors from CEU and other leading
institutions, provides university-level teachers of public
administration and related fields (e.g. policy studies, political
science, government) with a better understanding of the connections
among diversity, public administration education, and good, democratic

The workshop includes conceptual and practical sessions, during which
participants explore key concepts, challenges, and existing practices
related to the teaching of diversity issues, as well as teaching
methods, literature, and other resources needed in the classroom.

Participants also clarify how public administration education or
institutions can be a model of good diversity management. Participants
are encouraged to present and reflect on experiences from their own
teaching contexts.

This course aims to initiate new courses and develop those that already
exist. Thus, by the end of the workshop, participants will finalize
their own course syllabus and reading list. Participants will also
discuss ideas and plans for future cooperation and on-going learning. In
2008, the Council of Europe, Minority Rights Group-International, CPS,
LGI/OSI, the European Academy (EURAC) in Bolzano/Bozen, Italy, and other
institutions and scholars contributed reading materials for these

Additional Information:

This workshop is complemented by several opportunities for continued
learning and professional support, including small grants to translate
course materials, on-going mentoring and guest lectureships, and
participation in in-depth short courses.

In 2009, workshop participants had the opportunity to apply to attend,
free of cost, courses on Human Rights, Minorities, and Diversity
Management (Module V of the Join Masters ion European Integration and
Regionalism at EURAC) and Minority Rights, Indigenous Peoples and Human
Rights Law (Summer School at the Irish Center for Human Rights, Galway,
Ireland). Participants might also be interested in diversity trainings
of LGI’s Managing Multiethnic Communities Program. For more on these
opportunities, visit: http://lgi.osi.hu/documents.php?m_id=104.


Workshop organizers welcome applications from teachers working at the
university level and trainers in relevant fields from the former Soviet
Union, Mongolia, South-Eastern Europe. Applicants must have a good
command of English, both written and spoken, to participate actively in
workshops, training sessions and roundtables, as well as to use resource
materials available at CEU.

Financial information:

Only faculty from the former Soviet Union, Mongolia, South-Eastern
Europe are eligible for full financial support. Citizens of EU member
states are welcome to attend our sessions but, except for expectional
circumstances, need to cover their travel to and accommodation in
Budapest from external funding.

Funding for those applicants who have already participated in a fully
funded CEU faculty oriented program is available under the following

* Within a four year period one is entitled to receive full funding for
two of our programs. However, it is possible to apply for a third time
in four years for a fully funded program, in which case the applicant
needs to attach to the application form a short justification of his/her
* As a general rule, within one academic/calendar year one can not
receive funding from two CEU faculty-oriented programs. Participants of
SUN are exempted from this rule.
* Applicants who wish to re-apply for the same type of CRC session (Open
House, Course Innovation or Topical Issues in Curriculum Development)
should attach to the application form a short justification of their
intention. Priority in the selection of participants will be given to

The above restrictions only apply for those who receive full funding
from CEU. Applicants who are able to pay for their participation (to
cover travel and accommodation) or receive external funding are eligible
to apply to all our programs with no restriction.

To apply:

Curriculum Resource Session application forms, application deadlines,
the session schedule and further information on the center’s outreach
activities and resources may be obtained from the CRC office at the
Central European University or through national Soros Foundations.
Visit: http://web.ceu.hu/crc/crc_visit_appl.html.

Important Note: There are many approaches to the public management of
ethnocultural diversity and other forms of difference like gender,
disability, and age. These approaches include equality policies, human
and minority rights, liberal multiculturalism and diversity politics.
This workshop will include a session during which experienced lecturers
and participants will present and discuss the theoretical frameworks and
approaches they teach or that underpin their courses/teaching. To
prepare for this session, we ask applicants to submit a one-page
description of what diversity issues are dealt with and what approaches
to the public management of diversity they use (or intend to use) in
their teaching. Ideally, applicants should refer to specific authors,
works, theories, or broad approaches with which they are familiar. This
short description should be attached to the application package when
submitted to the CRC.

CRC Contact Address:

Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) / Central European University
Nador utca 9, H -1051 Budapest, Hungary;
Tel: ++ (36 - 1) 327 3189 or 327 3000;
Fax: ++ (36 -1) 327 3190
E-mail: crc@ceu.hu
www address: www.ceu.hu/crc

For more on other CRC sessions in Fall 2009, visit relevant CRC pages:

For more on this particular session, contact: 
Meghan Simpson, at lgiresearch@osi.hu 

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