May 19, 2006
The Title VIII Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Title VIII Program, is awarded annually by the AAASS for two distinguished policy papers by graduate students or recent MA/MS/PhD grads, one on Southeast European Affairs and one on Eurasian Affairs in any policy relevant discipline. Deadline: June 30, 2006
May 17, 2006
The Brazil Institute announces the launch of its 2006 Elections Website, dedicated to October's Presidential Elections.
May 15, 2006
The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, with the support of The Ford Foundation, announces the second competition for Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America, with the goal of stimulating innovative work among relatively junior members of the academic profession and to focus attention on democracy in Latin America.
May 12, 2006
Urban studies is the Middle East and North Africa are a recent phenomenon, dating only to the mid-1970's. Although the region received uneven attention in the past, its rapid urbanization has attracted increasing interest. Author Dominique Harre-Rogers explains that in Egypt, a rich range of studies provides new insight into the making of Cairo as one of the world's mega-cities over the last thirty years. This brief draws on selected recent research in the areas of urban and Middle East studies.