Thursday, July 10, 2014

Call for applications - MA Peace and Development, Leeds UK.

Would you like to study the links between Peace and Development on an innovative and energetic MA?

We are still accepting applications to the MA Peace and Development at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK starting September 2014.

Study an integrated MA in which you will critically evaluate how states, the UN, NGOs and civil society work through an international system to address global challenges of poverty, violence, inequality and environmental destruction.

Over the course you will focus on the weaving together of theory and practice which help us understand the causes of poverty and violence, how national and international systems deal with violence and poverty, and what methods are brought together to build peace and improve livelihoods. 

The international group of students on the MA are typically involved in NGO's, Government, military, research and policy work. The course involves a practical element by including case studies and guest lectures throughout the modules, but includes a core module on project and programme management with tools used by international agencies and funders.

The MA taught curriculum are supported by guest lectures, expert panels, trips and student forums which bring new research, issues and debates with all the students and PhD researchers.

In November 2014 you will be able to join in the activities and events during the PAGe Festival.

For more information about the MA Peace and Development please contact me

Dr Rachel Julian, Course Leader, MA Peace and Development r.julian(at)

Course prospectus

We also offer MA International Relations and MA International Political Economy.

Call for Papers—Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change

Call for Papers—Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change

"Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change," an annual peer-reviewed volume of research, invites submissions for Volume 38 of the series. This volume will be non-thematic, i.e. submissions appropriate to any of the three broad foci reflected in the Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change (RSMCC) series title will be considered.

RSMCC is a fully peer-reviewed series of original research that has been published annually for over 35 years. We continue to publish the work of many of the leading scholars in social movements, social change, nonviolent action, and peace and conflict studies.

Although RSMCC enjoys a wide library subscription base for the book versions, all volumes are published not only in book form but are also available online through Emerald Social Science eBook Series Collection via subscribing libraries. This ensures wider distribution and easier access to your scholarship while maintaining the book series at the same time.

To be considered for inclusion in Volume 38, papers must arrive by September 7, 2014.  Earlier submissions are especially welcomed. Decisions are generally made within 8-12 weeks.

Send submission as a WORD document attached to an email to Patrick Coy, RSMCC editor, at pcoy(at) For initial submissions, any standard social science in-text citation and bibliographic system is acceptable. Remove all self-references in the text and in the bibliography. Word counts should generally not exceed 12,000 words, inclusive of supplemental materials (abstract, tables, bibliography, etc.). Include the paper's title and an unstructured abstract on the first page of the text itself. Send a second file that contains the article title, the unstructured abstract, and full contact information for all authors.
RSMCC Website:

Call for Application - Training on Leadership and Society

"Call for Applications"

Training Course on Leadership and Society

19th - 29th August 2014

{The Nicol Hotel, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa}

Deadline to apply: 1700 Friday 25th July, 2014

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) invites applications from scholars and practitioners working in Civil Society Organizations (CSO's) including but not restricted to Non-Governmental Organization's (NGO's) to attend a 10-day course on Leadership and Society. This course is convened by the African Leadership Centre in partnership with King's College London,and the   Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA)

Leadership   and   Society   Course
It is evident that different leadership contexts pose a myriad of challenges in Africa. In these contexts, leadership issues such as culture, governance and human (personal) security affect society in general. In addition, issues of personal empowerment and effective communication shape leaders and impact on   their effectiveness. These common challenges call for developing the ability to apply key leadership   themes to particular leadership contexts and the ability to connect formal knowledge about leadership to lived experiences of people. By identifying the essential tools for practicing evidence-based leadership, the training aims to facilitate the development and demonstration of the above abilities among emerging African leaders across the continent.
Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible to attend this course, candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • Hold a Master's Degree in the Social Sciences with an Africa focus, or have a minimum of 5 years working substantively on issues of development, as they relate to the African continent. Candidates without a Bachelor's Degree will not be considered eligible. 
  • Applications from candidates based in civil society including but not restricted to non-governmental organizations in Southern Africa will receive priority consideration.
  • Women candidates are encouraged to apply
Admission Criteria
Prospective participants are expected to meet the following criteria:
  1. Possess an undergraduate degree
  2. At least 5 years work experience in a civil society, or public sectors
  3. English proficiency (as the course will be delivered in English)
  4. Be from the SADC region.

Application Instructions

To read the full announcement which includes additional information and application instructions CLICK HERE.
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Friday, July 4, 2014

PhD scholarships 2015, National Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies University of Otago, New Zealand

Global Future Charitable Trust/NCPACS

PhD Scholarships 2015-2017


National Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies

University of Otago



Applications are invited for two 3-year PhD scholarships in the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago. These have been funded by the Global Future Charitable Trust.

The NCPACS is New Zealand's first Centre to combine global cross-disciplinary expertise on the issues of non-violence, development, peacebuilding and conflict transformation. It offers postgraduate programmes at the Masters and PhD level; conducts high-level research on the causes of violent conflict and the conditions for sustainable peace, and provides training, evaluation expertise, and expert advice to government and non-governmental organizations engaged in humanitarian intervention, conflict resolution and peacebuilding. It is a postgraduate theory, research and practice centre, located within the Division of Humanities. Our aim is to provide PhD graduates with the most advanced theoretical insight into the origins and management of violent conflict as well as skills for dealing with that in their future academic or practical work. Our regional foci are Aotearoa –New Zealand, Oceania, East, South East and South Asia.

Applicants pursuing projects which build on the following existing strengths of the Centre are particularly encouraged to apply:

  • Development and Peace Building
  • Nonviolent movements and Pacifism
  • Post Conflict Reconstruction: Transitional Justice, Reconciliation and Social Healing
  • Peace Education
  • Critical Peace Studies
  • Arms Control and Disarmament

The scholarships will be funded through the University of Otago and provide an annual stipend of NZ$25,000 for up to 36 months (3 years)*

  • Please note the scholarships will also cover tuition fees.

The scholarships are available to both International and Domestic students. If you are interested in applying please send an email with 'GFCT/NCPACS PhD Scholarships 2015-2017' in the subject line to the email address given below. Please attach to your email all of the following items: an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic transcripts, a Research Proposal 5-10 pages in length and two Letters of Reference. Send to:                                                

The Administrator, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

Tel +64 3 479 4546




                                          Applications close: Friday 15 August 2014


We are looking for applications from all over the world in order to ensure that our Centre reflects our global community.  I urge anyone who meets the academic requirements for admission to the PhD programme to apply and look forward to welcoming the successful candidates into the programme in 2015.


Professor Kevin P Clements

Director, NCPACS