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The Europa Institute-Wilson Center Scholar Exchange Program

The Wilson Center, in partnership with the Europa Institute at the University of Zurich (EIZ), is pleased to announce the launch of a Short-Term Research Fellowship Program geared towards academics in the humanities and social science, who currently reside in Switzerland. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to spend four months at the Wilson Center conducting independent, advanced research.

Eligibility:

Summer Research Grant Competition

Deadline: Applications for the Summer Research Scholarships must be received by March 1, 2014. Applicants will be notified approximately one month later.

East European Studies Short-term Research Scholarships

The Wilson Center's Global Europe Program is now accepting applications for the EES Short-term Grant competition, which is open to academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one month and include residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity. The deadline for this grant cycle is: March 1, 2014.

Pakistan's Urbanization: Housing for the Low-Income

Pakistan is South Asia’s most rapidly urbanizing country. In barely 10 years, nearly 50 percent of its 180 million people will live in cities (a third do today). Tasneem Siddiqui, former chief secretary of the government of Sindh Province, looks at how Pakistan can provide affordable housing to its rapidly growing urban population.

This publication marks the first of four policy briefs on Pakistan’s urbanization. The series seeks to share with a wider audience the proceedings of a recent Wilson Center conference that explored Pakistan’s urbanization challenges. 

Ion Ratiu Democracy Awardee, Angela Kocze, Speaks for VOA's Press Conference USA

Roma rights activist Angela Kocze, 2013 recipient of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Ion Ratiu Democracy award, talks with VOA host Carol Castiel about ongoing discrimination and prejudice against the Roma population in Europe on VOA’s Press Conference USA.

You may hear the full interview by clicking here.

Ahsan Iqbal Discusses Urbanization in Pakistan

In November 2013, Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan's minister for planning, development, and reforms, and a top official in the country's ruling political party, gave a luncheon address as part of the Asia Program's all-day conference on Pakistan's urbanization challenges. Attached are these remarks, which have been edited by Minister Iqbal.  The video of the speech can be viewed above, and other information about the November conference can be seen via the link in the "Related Content" box at the right.

Building the Future of Global Development (OFF-SITE)

The original version of this article appeared at the Atlantic Council.

Political Dispossession of Roma in Contemporary Europe

The Global Europe Program is pleased to host the 9th Annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Workshop on Political Dispossession of Roma in Contemporary Europe featuring Dr. Angela Kocze, leading Hungarian Roma rights activist and a visiting assistant professor at Wake Forest University, NC.

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