Women and Conflict Essay Award

I wanted to tell you about a great opportunity to win a $10,000 award sponsored by the Naval War College Foundation. The Naval War College Award for Research is inviting submissions on a topic related to women and conflict outcomes. The Award is designed to encourage outstanding new research that advances understanding of the roles of women during conflict and in conflict prevention and conflict resolution.

The National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, issued by the President in December 2011, states that “deadly conflicts can be more effectively avoided, and peace can be best forged and sustained, when women become equal partners in all aspects of peace-building and conflict prevention, when their lives are protected, their experiences considered, and their voices heard.” In today’s conflicts women are disproportionately victimized. Women are also emerging as agents for conflict resolution, bringing perspectives that may contribute to viable and lasting peace settlements.

The competition is open to scholars from all disciplines. Papers should be approximately 6,000 words long and suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Preference will be given to research-based papers with policy relevance. The contest is open to citizens of all countries but essays must be written in English. The essays will be judged by a distinguished panel of scholars and practitioners: General James Mattis, USMC (ret.); Ambassador (ret.) Swanee Hunt; Dr. Kiron Skinner; and Ambassador (ret.) Christopher Hill.

Submissions should be sent online no later than April 15, 2014, to Mr. Richard Menard, and questions may also be directed to him, at richard.menard@usnwc.edu.

Andrea Scarpino Readings

Andrea Scarpino has three readings in the area this week.



Join her:

Monday, March 31, 7:00pm, University of Dayton, ArtStreet Studio B

Wednesday, April 2, 12:20pm, UC Clermont, Snyder 142

Saturday, April 5, 2:00pm, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati


The Mountaintop

A great opportunity for Cincinnatians in the MLK Program (or any local theatre lovers) as Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents:

The Mountaintop

by Katori Hall
Directed by D. Lynn Meyers

March 19-April 6, 2014

REGIONAL PREMIERE. On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. cools down in a lonely Memphis hotel room after delivering the speech of a lifetime. When a feisty, young hotel maid makes an unexpected visit, an unlikely relationship is forged that ventures into the political and personal, compelling King to confront his destiny and the fate of the nation on the eve of one of the most critical moments in American History. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play, this powerful new play is a gripping re-imagining of events the night before the iconic civil rights leader’s assassination..


Get a group together and make a night of it by combining the show, fabulous company, and any of the great restaurants/nightspots in OTR.

Internship Opportunities for Doctoral Students

Below is a list of multi-faceted internships available to doctoral students (and in some cases, graduates.) The first set is sponsored by two non-profit organizations collectively called American Progress and may be accessed at www.americanprogress.org/about/internships/.  Their recommended deadline for summer internships is February 16. The second set of internships is sponsored by the Berkman Center at Harvard University, and requires residence in Boston. These are paid internships. Their deadline is also February 16.

Internship Opportunities for Doctoral Students

Kenyon College Dissertation Fellowship

For students enrolled in a research-based Ph.D. program, aspire to a teaching and research career, and pursuing doctorates in one of the following fields: African and African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Classics, Dance, Drama, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, History, Humanities, International Studies, Legal Studies, Modern Languages and Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Policy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies.



Congratulations to Cohort Ph.D. Student in Interdisciplinary Studies Cohort 4 student Eric Bates

Congratulations to Cohort Ph.D. Student in Interdisciplinary Studies Cohort 4 student Eric Bates, whose book, Native American Identity, Christianity, and Critical Contextualization, has just been published by Cherohala Press. Eric earned his BA, BS, and MA degrees from Northern Kentucky University (NKU)  and is finishing his dissertation on the Blackfoot of Montana in the Cohort Ph.D. Program in Interdisciplinary Studies at Union Institute and University (UI&U). Eric’s book is based on his master’s thesis in liberal studies (now integrative studies) at Northern Kentucky University, where Dr. Sharlotte Neely of anthropology chaired Eric’s Master’s committee and is serving as the external chair of his dissertation committee at UI&U with Dr. Diane Allerdyce as co-chair. Dr.Peter Clecak,  Professor Emeritus of Social Ecology at University of California, Irvine, is also on the committee.         

 There is more information on Eric at:http://artscience.nku.edu/departments/sapdept/anthropology/faculty/eric-bates.html

 Eric’s book is available on amazon.com at: http://www.amazon.com/American-Identity-Christianity-Critical-Contextualization/dp/1935931377/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1379892281&sr=1-2&keywords=Native+American+Identity%2C+Christianity