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SGIR Steering Committee 2007-2010

At the recent Pan-European Conference in Turin, the outgoing Steering Committee selected new members from a provisional slate of Nominees to serve as members of the Steering Committee 2007-2010.

The Steering Committee members are:

Eiki Berg
Morten Boas
Anna Caffarena
Noe Cornago
James Davies
Thomas Diez
Petr Drulak
Volodymir Dubovik
Johan Eriksson
Elise Feron
Laura Cristina Ferreira-Pereira
Stefano Guzzini
Heinz Gartner
Knud Erik Jorgensen
Sule Kut
Andreas Noelke
Henk Overbeek
Sergei Prozorov
Helena Rytovuori-Apunen
Zlatko Sabic
Brigitte Vassort-Rousset
Antje Wiener
Justyna Zajac
Bernhard Zangl

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Palgrave Studies in International Relations

In association with the ECPR Standing Group on International Relations, Palgrave Macmillan is delighted to announce a new series dedicated to producing cutting-edge titles in International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan has been a publisher of outstanding scholarly work on international affairs since the inception of academic discipline of IR in the 1930s, with a list that includes many of the seminal thinkers. Palgrave Studies in International Relations will build on that tradition.

Edited by Knud Erik Jørgensen and Audie Klotz, Palgrave Studies in International Relations will provide students and scholars with the best theoretically-informed scholarship on the global issues of our time, in keeping with the ECPR Standing Group’s commitment to fostering dialogue in the discipline of IR. The series will comprise innovative and intellectually rigorous monographs and edited collections which bridge schools of thought and cross the boundaries of conventional fields of study.

The aim of the series is to present the best research in an accessible form, suitable both for researchers and graduate course-takers and tutors working in this broad and rapidly changing field. Prospective authors should submit their proposals to Amy Lankester-Owen at Palgrave:

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Call for applications: European Foreign and Security Policy Studies

Though the question of how the European Union can ensure the security of its citizens and contribute to worldwide peace has be-come increasingly relevant, foreign and security policies in Europe are still widely considered as national responsibilities. The research and training programme “European Foreign and Security Policy Studies” aims at overcoming this gap by analysing and debating the preconditions and prospects of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the EU and the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP). The programme has been jointly developed by the foundations Compagnia di San Paolo, Turin/Italy, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Stockholm/Sweden, and VolkswagenStiftung, Hanover/Germany. The previous three rounds of applications in 2004 to 2006 resulted in a total of 70 grants. We envision that 20 to 25 new project proposals will be selected at the end of this fourth and final round.

With their joint initiative the three foundations want to strengthen the European dimension in the next generation of intellectual leaders and security experts. The dominance of national approaches to international security in large parts of the academic debate and day-to-day politics should recede in favour of a transnational perspective. Therefore international mobility of participants is an important objective of the initiative. The research and training programme will give European researchers and young professionals opportunities to con-duct research at two or more European institutions, and to build networks, thereby making an impact on the wider debate in the field of foreign and security policies. Within this thematic framework applicants can freely choose their research topics.

Funding possibilities
Eligible for funding are post doctoral researchers and Ph. D. candidates. Young professionals (e. g. civil servants, diplomats, journalists, lawyers, and employees of non-governmental organisations) with equivalent background are also invited to apply. Applicants should be based in Europe and not be older than 32 years. Specific disciplines, nationality or EU citizenship do not form criteria for exclusion in the selection process. Please note that the three foundations accept only individual applications.

Submission and processing of applications
All applications will be dealt with jointly by the three foundations.
In order to be included in the final round, applications together with the information listed in the attached “check-list” must be submitted (by e-mail only) by 30 September 2007 (date of arrival).

For full details, click here.

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Doctoral fellowship in risk studies

The International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) and the Institute for Risk Management and Societal Safety, University of Stavanger are strengthening risk research and will soon start a large project on the social determination of risk with an application to critical infrastructure and mass transportation protection in the Norwegian civil aviation sector.

The research will include two PhD projects, one with focus on developing a social theory of risk assessment (PRIO), the other with focus on societal security and risk management in the Norwegian setting (University of Stavanger).

The second PhD fellowship, based at the University of Stavanger, will be announced later in the Autumn.

Minimum requirements are Masters Degree in the social sciences or humanities with specialization in social or political theory, or a related field. The PhD candidate will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of other researchers working on related aspects of risk determination in Norway. The positions give the opportunity to work in a leading international research environments and to contribute to an important new area of research.

The full announcement text and project description is available
from project leader J. Peter Burgess ( +47 22 54 77 00.

Deadline: 3 September 2007

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JIRD - Call for new Editor

Journal of International Relations and Development
Call for a new Editor/Editorial Team (2008-2012)

The Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA) is looking for a new editorial team to take over the running of JIRD from the present Editor-in-Chief Stefano Guzzini, at the beginning of 2008.

As a CEEISA journal, published by Palgrave/Macmillan in association with the Centre of International Relations at the University of Ljubljana, JIRD strives to reflect the wide range of interests in International Relations and International Political Economy. It addresses a range of global issues and leading theory debates. An important part of its mission is to stimulate and disseminate theory-aware research and scholarship in Central and Eastern Europe and throughout the international academic community.

The CEEISA wishes to maintain the high international standing that the journal has achieved in the past decade, and is therefore looking for a new editor with the strength and institutional support to sustain the tradition and position established by the previous editors. The post may be filled by either an editor or an editorial team headed by one person. The successful applicant/applying team must be based permanently at a European university or research institute, be fluent in English and have an internationally recognised track record of scholarship. The length of the tenure is expected to be four years.

Applicants should send the following information:

1. A statement of expressing interest in editing the journal, and a vision for the journal in the next four years;
2. A full resume and, if applicable, a full resume of all the suggested members of the Editorial Team - preference may be given to applicants who have included a scholar from the Central and Eastern European region as a member of their Editorial Team;
3. A letter from the Home Institution stating its commitment to support the potential editor. A statement about the provided financial and administrative support by the Home Institution could be an advantage in the selection process.

The successful applicant will have at their disposal an Editorial Assistant based at the Centre of International Relations, and/or some financial support to organise the editorial work at his or her Home Institution.

Please send your submissions via e-mail to Zlatko Sabic at Applications will close on 1 October 2007. It is envisaged that the handover process starts on 1 January 2008, and under any circumstances is to be completed by 30 June 2008.

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