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DGA Students Visit the United Nations

On Friday, April 8th, twenty-four DGA students visited the United Nations headquarters in New York City. The day consisted of a morning panel on "Sustainable Development Goals" (SDGs) and an afternoon panel on "Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding: The Role of the UN". DGA Director Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud moderated both panels. 

In the morning session, Kristinn Helgason, Deputy Chief, Development Cooperation Policy Branch, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, provided an overview of the SDGs. Vijaya Vadivelu, Evaluation Advisor, Independent Evaluation Office, UNDP, spoke on deconstructing the SDGs and the complexity of implementation as well as gender issues within the SDGs and Sulan Chen, Program Advisor for International Waters and Chemicals, GEF Small Grants Programme, UNDP, discussed linking the SDGs and communities.

During the afternoon session, Lt. Col. Dai Qiling, Planning Officer, DPKO, talked about the role of UN in peacekeeping. Frederik Trettin, Associate Evaluation Officer, Inspection and Evaluation Division, Office of Internal Oversight Services, considered peacekeeping challenges and evaluation while Alan Fox, Evaluation Advisor, Independent Evaluation Office, UNDP, spoke on peacebuilding and state-building in Security Council mandated countries.

Concern Worldwide Spring Run

Several students from DGA participated in Concern Worldwide's 18th annual spring run in Central Park on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The day had a high of 42 degrees and an 80% chance of rain and snow but that did not dampen the spirits of the participants. Some chose to run the four mile course to beat the cold and get a good workout, others preferred to walk and take in the sights of Central Park in the early morning. 

The DGA team raised $370 for Concern Worldwide, an international nonprofit organization that combats poverty. In total, Concern Worldwide raised $109,000.

Meet Our Students

In April, meet our student Nadeje Bauzil. Originally from Haiti, Nadeje moved to New York in 2005 to continue her service at the United Nations. She has been working with international organizations and NGOs for over 25 years, first in Haiti and now in the US. Her last job in Haiti was for UNDP before she joined the UN Headquarters at the Accounts Divisions looking at the contributions of UN member states to the regular budget and peacekeeping. With a background in finance and business administration, she decided to join Rutgers for a Masters program to specialize in international affairs. This will help her to further develop her career at the UN and to potentially pursue work in academia in Haiti. Her main interests lie in human rights with a particular focus on women and youth.  

In addition to her work and studies, Nadeje has been active in these fields both in Haiti and within the Haitian community here. She is involved in Haiti Edu-Action where she hosts and organizes annual events focusing on women during women's month and on youth. These have dealt with violence against women, women's health, female Haitian entrepreneurs and the link between gender parity and education. Plus, Nadeje regularly contributes through Haiti Edu-Action in the preparation of a Radio Show for the Haitian community called Haitian Perspectives and sometimes personally intervenes as a guest speaker. In her last intervention she talked about gender equality and could even draw on some of her classes at DGA and what she had learned on international law.

In Case You Missed It...

UNESCO Chair in Genocide Prevention, Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, and Professor of Anthropology and Global Affairs Dr. Alexander L. Hinton served as an expert witness on Khmer Rouge ideology and the Cambodian genocide at the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in Phnom Penh. Dr. Hinton gave testimony to the court for four consecutive days. Watch his Testimony at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal by following this link

The annual International Studies Association (ISA) conference took place March 16-19, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Several students and faculty took part in panels and meetings including Dr. Stephen Bronner, Dr. Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia, Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud, Dr. Yale Ferguson, Dr. Alison Howell, Dr. Simon Reich, Dr. Jun Xiang, Iuliia Kononenko and Meghan Sullivan.

Upcoming Events

Innovating Humanitarian Action: More Than Just Luck
Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 11AM-12:30PM
In South Sudan, a new water treatment system has been developed that provides a community with more clean water at a lower cost. In Sierra Leone, a poster explaining how to prevent the spread of Ebola in a local dialect was designed by a network of translators. How do people come up with these ideas? And how do they get put into practice? Is it simply a matter of luck? There is little well-grounded knowledge around how humanitarian innovation ‘happens’. While luck plays some role in innovation, there are actions aid organizations can take to increase their chances of good innovation.
Important information: This event is streamed online free by the Overseas Development Institute.

Rethinking Global Affairs Post-2015: Reshaping Nations, Restoring Lives
Friday, April 22, 2016 | 8:30AM-4PM

Interdisciplinary graduate student conference at Rutgers Newark to discuss the most pressing global issues post-2015. The conference will consist of several themed panels in which presenters will each give a 15-minute presentation of their work, followed by questions and dialogue.
Important information: The conference is free, but registration is required.
Location: Rutgers Newark Center for Law & Justice | 123 Washington Street, Rm  407 & 408 | Newark, New Jersey
Jobs

Junior Advisor Evaluation
Royal Tropical Institute (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Research & Policy Officer
Saferworld (Washington, DC)

Coordinator, Boots on the Ground
UNDP (NY, NY)

International Trade Specialist
US Federal Government (Arlington, VA)

Internships
 
Middle East Development Intern
Free Iraq Foundation (Washington, DC)

PeaceWomen Internships & Fellowships
The PeaceWomen Programme (NY, NY)

Tanzania Intern
Sustainable Vision Tanzania (Moshi-Kilimanjaro, Tanzania)

Fellowships
 
Indian Tribes Grants
AmeriCorps

Fullbright US Student Program

Calls for Papers

Truth, Lies & Manufacturing Memory
Call for Proposals: Humber College and International Festival of Authors

International Journal of Conflict Engagement and Resolution
Call for Papers

Human Rights in an Age of Ambiguity
Call for Papers: Fordham University

Peace, Security and Development Fellowship for African Scholars
Call for Applications: King's College, London

 
Publications by DGA Faculty & Students 
Research Tips

The Craft of Research
Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, The University of Chicago Press, Paperback $17


This handbook provides junior researchers with a step-by-step guide to choosing, designing and carrying out a research project. It deals with issues such as knowing your audience and finding appropriate research questions that can be used for the relevant research as well as selecting and using sources, collecting evidence and making claims and actually writing the research report. The book is divided in five sections with short sub-chapters that make it easy to navigate.
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