Inaugural Annual Fellowship in “Palestine & Law”, 2014-2015, Columbia University, New York (Etats-Unis) — LIMITE : 03/02/2014

About the Palestine & Law Fellowship

The Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University seeks applicants for a residential Fellowship in “Palestine & Law” for the 2014-2015 academic year. Interested applicants should propose a course of research and scholarship relating to a range of domestic, regional or international legal issues concerning Palestinians and/or Palestine. Topics may include the legal implications of the Nakba; the Israeli occupation of Palestine; the legal status of the Palestinian state; property issues, from possession to dispossession; the legal status of the refugee; employment of legal means to suppress Palestinian activism, in Israel and elsewhere; and regimes of imprisonment, to name only a few illustrative examples. The Fellowship is designed to both deepen the scholarly understanding of the complex ways in which law and legality are implicated in Palestine, and to provide a supportive environment for scholars of Palestine to conduct research. The Fellow will participate in the rich interdisciplinary environment of the Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia Law School, and Columbia University more generally. Applications are welcome from individuals with a diverse range of backgrounds, traditions, and scholarly interests. Applicants should hold a law degree, Ph.D., or similar qualification.

The level of funding is individually determined based on candidates’ needs and the Program’s ability to meet them. The Fellow will receive a modest living stipend plus benefits, library access, and office space.

About CPS

Launched in 2010, the Center for Palestine Studies is the first such center to be established in an academic institution in the United States. The mission of the Center is to promote the academic study of Palestine in all its forms and to offer a dedicated site for sustained interchanges among scholars and students. Center activities are intended to advance the production and circulation of knowledge on Palestinian history, culture, society, and politics in diverse fields, including history, literary studies, the social sciences, religion, philosophy, law, archaeology, the arts and architecture.

In its diverse activities, the Center for Palestine Studies aims to have a national and global reach. The Center is active in developing contacts with scholars and other institutions for the purposes of academic cooperation. Enhancements to the curriculum, library and faculty at Columbia will translate into new resources to advance the academic study of Palestine and Palestinians throughout the United States and the world.

Application Process

The following list of materials is required for all applicants:

Please send by e-mail to palestine@columbia.edu by February 3, 2014 the following:

1. Application Cover Sheet;
2. A cover letter briefly describing the research project proposed;
3. Curriculum vitae. Should include Education (names and location of colleges, graduate and professional schools, with dates attended and degrees earned); Employment; Academic honors; Publications (Please do not send the publications); Languages read, spoken and written;
4. A recent publication;
5. A written statement, preferably not to exceed 1500 words, of a specific research project that can be accomplished during the visitor’s residence at the Center for Palestine Studies. This statement should include a declaration of purpose and objectives to be attained, including a research plan and the proposed form (e.g., book, article) of the completed project;
6. A project budget, with an explicit statement on the source and amount of funds available for the period of stay;
7. Two letters of recommendation. Recommendations should come from scholars familiar with the proposed project and the applicant’s qualifications. Letters should be e-mailed directly by the recommender to palestine@columbia.edu with the subject line: “PLF Recommend-[Applicant Last Name, Applicant First Name].” If they prefer to send their letters via mail, please ensure all letters are signed on university letterhead to the CPS address below. Applications will not be considered without two letters in the file, postmarked or emailed by February 3, 2014.

Application materials should be emailed or postmarked on or before February 3, 2014 with the subject line: “PLF Application-[Applicant Last Name, Applicant First Name].” All evaluations made in connection with applications received are confidential. Please return completed applications to: palestine@columbia.edu or mail to:

Palestine & Law Fellowship
Center for Palestine Studies, Middle East Institute
Columbia University
Knox Hall, Room 301A
606 West 122nd Street
New York, NY 10027
USA

Download all applications materials:
PLF Cover Sheet
PLF Call for Applications

Voir sur le site : http://www.columbia.edu/cu/palestine/about/fellowships.html


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