The Coming Week in LSSA – 3 March 2013 – 9 March 2013

Hello all,

First, congratulations to the La Follette Team, which presented at the Policy Solutions Challenge USA Midwest Regional Conference today and was awarded FIRST PRIZE in the Midwest Regional Competition at Ohio State University! They are now eligible to travel to Washington, DC on 22-23 March to compete in the national competition. The team members are Selina Eadie, Jiaqi Lu, Miriam Palmer, Norma-Jean Simon, and Andrew Walsh. Congratulations! Read more about the competition here.

Second, this week we have a good battery of events for you to attend, including a particularly busy Thursday.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. Networking – Professional Development Series (Tuesday)
2. Panel on Languages and Social Justice (Tuesday)
3. Deadline for Jobs Club Email Response (Thursday)
4. Export Controls and Research Activities Talk (Thursday)
5. IRP Seminar on Statistical Measures of Deprivation (Thursday)
6. External Funding Sources for Graduate Education (Thursday)
7. Employment and Internship Opportunities with the United Nations (Thursday)
8. Lecture on Identity Politics and U.S. Democracy (Thursday)
9. Millennium Development Goals Progress and Local Innovations Presentation (Thursday)
10. Talk on the Appeal of Conservative Islam to Women (Friday)
11. Local Jobs, Women and Youth, and Green Job Creation (Friday)

1. NETWORKING – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES
Tuesday, March 5, 2013, noon
La Follette School Conference Room
The next installment of Kate Battiato’s Professional Development class will be on Tuesday. Her first installment was very helpful, and networking is a particularly important skill to craft in the job search! Kate’s been really kind to put these together for us (especially the second years), so be sure to mark this down on your calendar!
For more information, see the calendar page here.

2. DOING GOOD AT HOME AND ABROAD: LANGUAGES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Tuesday, 5 March, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
126 Memorial Library
This career panel focuses on international government and non-profit work and the use of language skills. All of the panelists have Master’s degrees, and one even has an MPA. The panelists include people working to prevent human trafficking in Asia, promote sustainable tourism projects in Latin America, and aid work in Madagascar (as well as Washington State). For more information, please see the event website here.

3. DEADLINE FOR ENROLLMENT IN JOBS CLUB
Thursday, 7 March, noon
Please sign up for Kate Battiato’s Jobs Club via email by this time! This is a really cool new initiative that will keep those of us soon to be entering the workforce on our toes and applying for jobs as well as swapping ideas about best practices for applications! For those of you that received it, see Kate Battiato’s 1 March email for details.

4. EXPORT CONTROLS AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
Thursday, 7 March, 10 – 11:30 am
UWBC Auditorium, Room 1111, Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building
This seminar is titled “Export Controls and Government Control of Sensitive Information” and highlights the roles that U.S. export controls play regarding the international exchange of equipment and even information for research activities. This talk may be especially pertinent if you plan to continue in academia. For more information, please visit the calendar entry here or the OHRD posting here.

5. IRP SEMINAR: STATISTICAL MEASURES OF DEPRIVATION
Thursday, 7 March, 12:15 – 1:30 pm
La Follette School and Population Health Sciences Professor John Mullahy will present “Understanding the Determinants of Multidimensional Deprivation, with an Application Using the EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC)” as part of Institute for Research on Poverty’s Meet the New Affiliate Seminar Series. For more information, see the calendar entry here and the IRP Seminar schedule here.

6. EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION
Thursday, 7 March, 1 – 2:30 pm
105 Steenbock Memorial Library
This free, hands-on PC-session focuses on the benefits of using licensed search engines and databases to customize your graduate education funding. For more information, please see the calendar entry or the graduate school professional development workshop schedule.

7. EMPLOYMENT AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE UNITED NATIONS
Thursday, 7 March , 4 – 5:30 pm
Tripp Commons, Memorial Union
Shams Banihani, a policy analyst with the United Nations Development Programme and a UW-Madison business school alumna, will present on her work at the UNDP and talk about her path from UW-Madison to the United Nations. This event, which is part of a three-event visit for Banihani, will also include a poster session on the Wisconsin Idea and the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. For more information, see the calendar entry here, the Facebook event here, or the PDF of the event announcement here.

8. IDENTITY POLITICS AND U.S. DEMOCRACY
Thursday, 7 March, 4:30 pm
L140 Elvehjem Building
Princeton University Religion Professor Eddie Glaude, Jr., who is also the chair of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton, will present “Democracy in Black: Identity Politics in a Post-Soul Era.” He will discuss the ways in which racial influences distort our politics. For more information on the event, see the calendar entry here or the Humanities department summary of the event here.

9. MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS PROGRESS AND LOCAL INNOVATIONS PRESENTATION
Thursday, 7 March, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Tripp Commons, Memorial Union
Shams Banihani, a policy analyst with the United Nations Development Programme and a UW-Madison business school alumna, will present on the relationship between economic growth and poverty reduction in the context of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. For more information, please see the event’s Facebook page here, or the PDF of the event announcement here.

10. THE APPEAL OF CONSERVATIVE ISLAM TO WOMEN
Friday, 8 March, Noon – 1:30 pm
206 Ingraham Hall
Boston University Anthropology Professor Nancy Smith-Hefner will present “The Gender Paradox: KAMMI Women and the Appeal of Conservative Islam” as part of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies Friday Forum Lecture Series. For more information on the event, see the calendar entry here.

11. LOCAL JOBS, WOMEN AND YOUTH, AND GREEN JOB CREATION
Friday, 8 March, 1 – 2 pm
Auditorium, Pyle Center
In the last event of her three event visit, Shams Banihani, a policy analyst with the United Nations Development Programme and a UW-Madison business school alumna, will discuss the value of providing jobs to women and youth that focus on sustainable development. She will provide examples of green jobs programs that have successfully been implemented by local governments in developing countries. For more information, please visit the calendar entry here, the Facebook event here, or the PDF of the event announcement here. To register for this event, follow this link.

That’s all from us, folks. Thanks for reading, and enjoy your week!

Sincerely,

~LSSA Board

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