Fellowship opportunity: Nuclear issues in Japan

A U.S. DOE/NNSA fellowship opportunity has opened up for a U.S.-citizen PhD student (ABD preferred) interested in studying nonproliferation and nuclear waste issues in Japan.

The fellow would work with Allison Macfarlane, the former chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The project would be to assist in research on solutions to the problem of nuclear waste disposal in Japan, and the associated proliferation risks posed by Japan’s reprocessing-only strategy. He or she would share the CISTP office suite (a few blocks from the White House) with space policy luminaries like Scott Pace and John Logsdon. Also, Ambassador Holgate, an Obama appointee who just returned from her post at the IAEA, is a visiting scholar there. The fellow would share an office room with Vincent Ialenti (a Cornell PhD student who did ethnography among Finland’s nuclear waste experts) and Lindsay Krall (a geochemist postdoc who worked on Sweden’s nuclear waste program). 

Here’s more info about the fellowship at GWU’s Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, DC: https://www2.gwu.edu/~fellows/fellowships/applications/NNSAGRA.pdf

Health policy workshop in U.K.

Dear colleagues:

I would like to bring to your attention the Health in All Policies summer school we are running, by myself and colleagues at the WHO Collaborating Centre on Complex Health Systems Research, Knowledge and Action, at Durham University in England (https://www.dur.ac.uk/public.health/whocc).

It is running 5-7 September this year, in Durham, England: Health in All Policies: Making it Work in Practice. Please find the attached flier. We would be grateful if you could share this with your colleagues who may find this training of interest.

Kind regards
Dr Emily Henderson
Lecturer and Research Fellow, Centre for Public Policy and Health
School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, Durham University
Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing
Stockton on Tees, TS17 6BH, United Kingdom
email: [email protected]

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Fellowship opportunity

The Leadership Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for anthropologists early in their careers to learn about leadership opportunities within the association. Each year a group of three to five fellows is paired with a mentor chosen from among AAA leadership. Mentors are available to fellows throughout the year to answer questions related to AAA. Fellows shadow their mentors at the AAA Annual Meeting in meetings of the Executive Board, Association Committees, and Section Committees. In addition, fellows are invited to attend the AAA Donors Reception and a Leadership Fellows Social, bringing together past and present cohorts of fellows. Past Leadership Fellows have told us that their experience in the program “demystified the decision-making processes,” “fostered a strong network for me of young anthropologists,” and “gave me a better sense as to how to manage the AAA meetings.” Many go on to assume leadership roles in sections and committees after their term as a Fellow. According to Rebecca Galemba (U Denver), 2012 Leadership Fellow, had she not participated in the Leadership Fellows Program, she might not have had the courage to apply for undesignated seat on the AAA Committee on Gender Equity in Anthropology. Heide Castañeda (U South Florida), 2011 Leadership Fellow, credits the Leadership Fellows Program with helping her achieve tenure by bringing visibility to her interest in service and leadership within the larger discipline of anthropology.

Learn more about the benefits of the Leadership Fellows Program and submit your application online <http://www.aaanet.org/about/Prizes-Awards/AAA-Leadership-Fellows-Program.cfm>. Applications must be submitted by March 15. All questions should be directed to Courtney Dowdall

Announcement: April doctoral course in Copenhagen on public sector ethnography

A doctoral course will be offered from 7-9 April 2014 at the Copenhagen Business School: “New ways of doing Ethnography – using network strategies to understand the everyday life in the public sector.” This is a course for doctoral students about doing ethnographic research in the public sector — specifically with focus on front-line administration. The faculty include Professor Rod Rhodes (University of Southampton and Griffith University, Australia), Associate Professor Anne Reff Pedersen (Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School), Post-doc Karen Boll (Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School), and Guest lecturer Assistant Professor Nina Holm Vohnsen (Department of Anthropology, University of Aarhus).

Course and registration information are at: http://www.cbs.dk/en/node/258908. Questions to Karen Boll at [email protected].