Upcoming Opportunities: February 2018

There are several exciting calls for proposals/applications/nominations with upcoming deadlines that we’d like to bring to your attention. For more details and the full listing of many more interesting opportunities, please check out the Opportunities section here. If you have a relevant opportunity that you would like added, please email us at cihablog[at]gmail[dot]com.


The upcoming Symposium Issue of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly is seeking abstracts on the topic of “Civil Society and Philanthropy in Africa: Parallels, Paradoxes, and Promise.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ) is an international, interdisciplinary journal for nonprofit sector research dedicated to enhancing our knowledge of nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and voluntarism by providing cutting-edge research, discussion, and analysis of the field. The deadline for abstracts is 16 February 2018. Details can be found here.

The Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) will be running a certificate course on National Healing and Reconciliation in Nairobi, Kenya. The five days intensive (30 hours) accredited certificate course in National Healing and Reconciliation will be held from 12 to 16 February 2018 and concentrates on transitional justice mechanisms (formal and informal); reconciliation, understanding the role of identity in reconciliation; and the impact of trauma on reconciliation processes. More details can be found here.

The recent rise of nationalist politics demands that we, as a global society, reexamine our collective values, priorities, and aspirations for the future we hope to build and what we believe to be fundamental human rights. As norms and ideologies shift, what is the process for expanding our view of human rights? Are nationalism and a more expansive understanding of human rights mutually exclusive? How should we respond to violations in other countries? Abstracts for the UCLA International Institute Graduate Student Conference on the topic of “Going Global: Exploring Human Rights in the Shadow of Nationalism” are due by February 12, 2018. Details can be found here.

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