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Nominations to SGIR Steering Committee 2007-2010

The term of office of the present Steering Committee of the Standing Group on International Relations expires in September. At its recent Braga Meeting in May 2007, the Steering Committee decided upon a provisional slate of Nominees to serve as members of the Steering Committee 2007-2010, to take effect from the Pan-European Conference in Turin 2007.

The Nominations list is presented below. For details of the Procedures regulating the process, and the Requirements of being a member of the Steering Committee, click here.

You are invited to participate in the selection process by offering comment on the existing candidates and/or nominating additional candidates. Your comments will be forwarded to the Nominations Committee.

The Steering Committee welcomes your participation in this process of nomination.

Current members nominated for another 3 year term
Professor Eiki Berg, Estonia
Dr. Morten Bøås, Norway
Dr. Anna Caffarena, Italy
Professor Thomas Diez, United Kingdom/Germany
Dr. Laura Cristina Ferreira-Pereira, Portugal
Professor Stefano Guzzini, Sweden/Denmark
Dr. Heinz Gärtner, Austria
Dr. Knud Erik Jørgensen, Denmark
Professor Şule Kut, Turkey
Professor Helena Rytövuori-Apunen, Finland
Dr. Brigitte Vassort-Rousset, France
Professor Antje Wiener, United Kingdom/Germany
Dr. Justyna Zajac, Poland
Dr. Bernhard Zangl, Germany

Nominations for new members 2007-2010
Oleg Barabanov, Russia
Noé Cornago, Spain
James Davies, Switzerland
Petr Drulak, Czech Republic
Volodymir Dubovik, Ukraine
Johan Eriksson, Sweden
Elise Féron, France
Karin Fierke, United Kingdom
Lene Hansen, Denmark
Dimitri Lanko, Russia
Andreas Noelke, Netherlands/Germany
Henk Overbeek, Netherlands
Sergei Prozorov, Russia
Zlatko Sabic, Slovenia

Nomination for Chair of the Standing Group
Dr. Brigitte Vassort-Rousset is nominated to stand for a second term as the Chair of the Steering Committee of the SGIR.

If you wish to nominate an additional candidate, please consider the Requirements for membership. Offer your argument in support of your nominee, and include their institutional affiliation and contact details.

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Call for Book Editor

Dear Colleague,

Richard Koenigsberg has contracted with a major scholarly publisher to create and develop a Book Series entitled:

IDEOLOGIES OF WAR, GENOCIDE AND TERROR: Sources and Meanings of Political Violence in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

We seek an Editor for the first volume of this series entitled:

DYING AND KILLING FOR NATIONS: The Meaning of Warfare in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

This interdisciplinary volume will consist of papers from creative scholars presenting research, insights and theories from the fields of history, anthropology, psychology, political science, sociology and military studies-with the goal of illuminating the causes and meanings of an institution or activity whose persistence threatens the survival of the human species.

Key elements of this position involve receiving and evaluating submissions, working with authors to refine their contributions, and helping authors deliver articles according to guidelines provided by the publisher.

PLEASE RESPOND VIA EMAIL TO and/or call 718-393-1081 telling us why you are qualified for this project and how you can contribute significantly to its success.

A description of the volume appears directly below:

With best regards,
Orion Anderson

Description of the First Volume of the book series:

Dying and Killing for Nations: The Meaning of Warfare in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

Nearly one-hundred million people died in the Twentieth Century as a result of wars initiated by states. In the years before September 11, 2001, the power of the institution of warfare seemed to be diminishing. Boundaries between nations weakened as the global village predicted by Marshall McLuhan began to emerge. Recently, however, we have returned to a world dominated by ideologies of conflict and political violence.

Journalists and historians produce accounts of the massive violence generated by warfare. But do we really understand why wars have occurred and continue to occur? This volume will present research and theoretical perspectives interrogating the causes and meanings of warfare.

Because wars have recurred throughout history, people often conceive of this activity as an immutable element of society, even as human nature. Viewing war as a socially constructed institution, this volume seeks to understand why human beings have created and become attached to a form of behavior whose primary product is destruction and self-destruction.

Some scholars suggest that political violence today differs from previous forms of violence in that groups no longer seek to achieve concrete goals, but rather die and kill in the name of sacred ideals. This volume builds on the assumption that warfare in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries always has represented a clash or competition between sacred symbols. Collective acts of violence have occurred-are considered legitimate and righteous-when undertaken in the name of idealized objects given names like "France," "Germany," and "America."

This interdisciplinary volume will consist of articles presenting the insights of scholars from the fields of history, anthropology, political science, psychology and sociology-with the objective of illuminating the causes and meanings of an institution or activity whose persistence threatens the survival of the human species.

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Lecturer in International Relations

University College London (UCL) wishes to appoint a Lecturer to join its International Relations team and contribute to research and teaching in International Relations within the Department of Political Science.

UCL is a multi-faculty college of the University of London with a population of over 17,000 students, from more than 130 different countries. It is ranked in most league tables as one of the top five universities not only in the UK but also in Europe and among the top 25 world wide. The UCL Department of Political Science has quickly established itself as a leading international centre for political research. Britain's only department to specialise in graduate teaching and research, it offers a uniquely stimulating environment for the study of all fields of politics, including international relations, political theory, comparative politics and public policy-making and administration.

The new lecturer will be expected to undertake research of the highest international standards within his or her own specialist field which will contribute to the research standing and culture of the School. Candidates must have a proven track record of publications in leading journals and a demonstrated ability to win grant-funding. They will be expected to contribute to courses for the popular MSc in International Public Policy and to offer complementary optional courses to the programme. Applications are welcomed from any area of IR.

This appointment is available from 1 September 2007 on the UCL salary scale Grade 7/8 at Lecturer A/B in the range £30,012 per annum to £40,335 per annum plus £2,572 London Allowance per annum.

Further details of the post including the application procedure may be requested from

UCL is Taking Action For Equality.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 2nd July 2007.

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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowships 2008-2009

Location: District of Columbia, United States
Fellowship Date: 2007-10-01

The Woodrow Wilson Center awards approximately 20-25 residential fellowships annually in an international competition. Successful fellowship applicants submit outstanding proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues. Topics and scholarship should relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance. Fellows should be prepared to interact with policymakers in Washington and with Wilson Center staff who are working on similar topics.

Eligibility: Applications from any country are welcome. Men and women with outstanding capabilities and experience from a wide variety of backgrounds are eligible for appointment. For academic participants, eligibility is limited to the post-doctoral level. Academic candidates must demonstrate their scholarly development by publications beyond their Ph.D. dissertation. For other applicants, an equivalent level of professional achievement is expected. Applicants should have a very good command of spoken English, since the Center is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas among its Fellows.

Stipend: In general, the Center tries to ensure that the stipend provided under the fellowship, together with the Fellow's other sources of funding (e.g., grants secured by the applicant and sabbatical allowances), approximate a Fellow's regular salary.

Fellows are provided private offices, Windows-based computers, and research assistants. Professional librarians provide access to the Library of Congress, universities and special libraries in the area, and other research facilities. The Center holds one round of competitive selection per year.

Woodrow Wilson Center
Scholar Selection and Services Office
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027

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