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There is nothing casual about civilian casualties

Are you a Daily Mail reader? I won’t lie, I usually read the Daily Mail for a laugh. Some of these stories they come up with… they’re just interesting and chuckle-worthy to say the least. I do, however, know that I should never read an article concerning a serious matter on the Daily Mail website. But alas, I torture myself every time and even worse, I always scroll down to the comments section to read the vile things people feel so confidently typing, but rarely say in person.

Some of the worst things I’ve read include:

Comments about how “Real” refugees shouldn’t have phones- Many refugees are fleeing war. That doesn’t mean they didn’t have possessions. Cell phones are no longer a first world standard. Get over it because I’m willing to bet that the vast majority of refugees don’t have these fancy contracts and money to spend speaking hours on the phone.

Comments about how “real” refugees shouldn’t be allowed to wear makeup- First of all, I saw the video this ignoramus was commenting on and the woman did not have makeup up. She was and is naturally gorgeous. Perfect contours, skin and thick eyebrows. She’s prettier than all of us put together. That comment was pure jealousy. Plus, considering everything these refugees have been through, so what if she gets to put on a tiny bit of makeup. She deserves to feel beautiful and like her normal self after the torment of fleeing her country and home.

Comments about how refugees are only in it for the benefits- You know what benefit they really want. The benefit of life!!! I can’t entertain that nonsense.

Comments about how Syrians should fight for their country- This is the silliest comment of all. Syrians have been fighting for their country for years. They’re not only fighting against ISIS, you know. They’re fighting against the Assad regime and the US and Russia and the whole list of countries that have been striking Syria. What weapons do these innocent civilians have that they can use against a whole world? The numbers don’t add up. The worst part is so many refugees are children. Do we really expect children to fight? Because if we allowed that the Daily Mail commenters would comment about how child soldiers are wrong.

Comments about how refugees desire to continue their education makes them economic migrants and not refugees- You realize that these people have had their entire lives come to a complete halt. They’ve literally been sitting around starving and waiting to die. A whole generation of young Syrians is growing up illiterate and unable to do basic math or know much about anything other than war. These refugees aren’t coming over just so they can take advantage of university education. No, if they could have stayed in Syria and continued their education they would have. But there are no teachers left in schools in Syria because there are no schools left. The schools that are left get used as shelters and makeshift community centers.

Comments about how “we” should bomb “them all”- That is an incitement of terror and makes you complicit in murder. Just putting that out there, you horrible human being. I have no problem with seeing ISIS and Assad terrorist thugs get blasted off this earth, however the legal thing to do would be to capture them and try them in a court of international law, in which they would be found guilty and live a long and tortuous life in maximum security prisons. But there is nothing casual about bombing an entire city, killing innocent civilians and calling them casualties.

Comments about how everyone in Raqaa is an ISIS terrorist and that if they weren’t they would have left- Yes, Raqaa is an ISIS headquarter. Yes, ISIS controls the city, but is everyone there a supporter of ISIS, no? But to openly oppose it would leave you dead or tortured. Why don’t people leave? They don’t have the money. Sure smugglers could get you out, but where would you go? The smugglers will take all your money, risk your life and leave you penniless on a raft in the Mediterranean or in the desert on the way to a desolate refugee camp or in some other destroyed part of Syria.

Comments judging refugees for being separated from their families- Seriously? Is this the Olympic category for most vile comment made? Because if it is, you win. People get separated from their families in all sorts of ways that most people would find inconceivable. But it happens all the time. Talk to anyone whose family has been through a war or some sort of catastrophe: I can guarantee you that a majority of people will tell you they have at least one family member that ended up alone or separated from the rest.

Comments about how refugees have “such nice tents”- This dude commented on how her tent was so nice that she couldn’t possibly be a “real” refugee and that she probably has all this money stashed away. How deep in the dirt is your head exactly? Much of this type of supplies has been provided by aid workers, charity organizations and normal human people with hearts that donated much needed goods, such as tents. Do you want to live on a tent on a street corner when it’s raining and cold? No, especially since winter is nearing. You’re just a horrible person for thinking this

Comments stating the run of the mill stereotypes- The long list of racial slurs, insults, and stereotypes that I won’t humor by listing. You know the type orientalist rubbish that is slanderous, libel, disgusting and horrible filth, but Facebook won’t take it down because they’re too worked up taking pictures down of women’s bodies.

 

My conclusions: Firstly, humans are awful. I don’t know how people can be awful. I doubt most of these hateful commenters could handle  day in the life of a refugee. If you really think “we don’t owe them anything,” then you clearly have no idea how complicit our governments are in making Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and the rest of the world, the situation that they are in today.

Secondly, we haven’t learned from history one bit. These comments– ugh just look at some of the things people said during WWII about refugees. Please and compare those comments to now.

And lastly, I can’t be the only one who sees comparison in 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq with the Paris Attacks and the subsequent bombing of Raqaa.

Civilians, particularly children are innocent and pay the highest toll in wartime situations. I’m not going to sit here and pretend like I know what the answers to terrorism, racism, discrimination and bigotry are. Offhand I would say education, but we all know the world isn’t that simple.

All I want is for people to think for 30 seconds before they type these horrible comments. I pray your ignorant minds become enlightened with knowledge, wisdom and empathy.

 

Protection Manager Job posted by: International Rescue Committee Posted on: September 9, 2015

Job description

The Protection Manager will be responsible for leading the start-up and implementation of protection programming in northeast Syria, including technical support, project and budget management, program quality monitoring, and building the capacity of national staff in protection technical concepts and management skills. Key activities will include protection monitoring, establishment of protection referral pathways, protection case management, emergency response, and the development and delivery of trainings for both protection and non-protection staff.

Responsibilities:

Staff Development and Supervision:

  • Recruit, train, supervise and build the ongoing capacity of a national protection team, including protection officers and case workers
  • Provide intensive training to staff in protection technical concepts and project management skills
  • Assess the training and capacity building needs of all protection staff, and design and implement professional development plans
  • Develop individual work plans, ensuring adherence to technical standards, with a focus on building the management capacity of staff and empowering them to work autonomously
  • Build capacity in the management of written and verbal information dissemination and strategies for communication with communities and other key stakeholders
  • Work with staff to regularly review and make improvements to data collection methodologies and reporting systems

Program Quality and Implementation:

  • Lead the development and delivery of trainings on key IHL and protection principles to internal and external stakeholders, with a view to ensuring improved coordination of the delivery of humanitarian aid in areas of coverage
  • Lead the roll out of a protection case management system, including the development of referral pathways for persons with specific needs and ensuring effective capacity for tracking and identifying trends in the outcomes of IRC’s internal and external referrals
  • Provide an IHL “lens” on all protection monitoring, protection services, and IRC programming in other sectors to ensure activities are grounded in relevant international standards and norms
  • Lead production of protection reports, highlighting key protection issues and analyzing trends from protection monitoring and other recorded objective sources, to provide direct strategic advice to IRC programs and other internal/external stakeholders as required

Coordination and Representation:

  • Work in close coordination with other IRC units, including Women’s Protection and Empowerment, Economic Recovery and Development, and Health to ensure the strong integration of Protection with other sectors
  • Lead on the development and implementation of evidence-based advocacy and support the Coordinator in the development of advocacy positions
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with relevant external stakeholders to ensure appropriate coordination, collaboration, and public messaging

Key Working Relationships:

Position reports to: Protection Coordinator

Position directly supervises: Data Management Officer, Case Workers, and Community Training Officer

Requirements:

  • Advanced university degree in law with specialization in IHL/IHRL or public international law preferred. Advanced university degrees in social science or similar fields may also be considered
  • Minimum three years of experience with an NGO and/or international organization managing protection programs; experience in emergencies strongly preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to determine priorities
  • Familiarity with program design, including log frames, budgeting, grants/report writing, and M&E
  • Experience writing protection reports for donors, governments, and the general public
  • Excellent drafting and oral communication skills in English; ability to communicate in Arabic is an asset
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proactive, flexible, and team spirited; ability to live and productively work under stress while maintaining a sense of humor
  • Experience with protection of civilians in situations of armed conflict, including working with non-state actors
  • Experience in project startup and management, training/capacity building in a cross-cultural context, and integrating protection standards into other sectors
  • Demonstrated experience building and leading diverse teams, including preparing staff for eventual management responsibilities
  • Ability to interpret, analyze and synthesize information in a fast-paced environment

Working Environment: Based in Dohuk, Iraq with frequent travel to program sites in northeast Syria. Shared housing will be provided.

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How to apply

Please follow this link to apply: Click Here

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/jTG7gMbCfnxd

Location

Iraq, Muḩāfaz̧at al Anbār, Iraq

Details

Start date
September 9, 2015
Application deadline
November 8, 2015
Education requirements
Languages needed
Employment type
Full time
Professional level
Professional
Salary details
Negotiable
Job function
Owner’s areas of focus

Camp Coordination and Management (CCCM) Expert Job posted by: Danish Refugee Council, Ethiopia/Djibouti Posted on: August 21, 2015

Job description

Background

DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997 and initially focused assisting those who are displaced by conflict, but now works with all those in the region impacted by displacement. DRC has offices across the region, and has been working in Ethiopia in 2009 and Djibouti since earlier in 2015 to address the needs of refugees, IDPs, and migrants in or transiting those countries. DRC has or will have offices in Djibouti-Ville, Ali-Sabieh, and Obock, and implements projects in three refugee camps across Djibouti.

Much of DRC’s work in Djibouti is focused on responding to the refugee influx into that country from Yemen. In order to be able to host the new arrivals, the government has asked UNHCR to establish a new refugee camp in Obock, a region in northern Djibouti. Obock is a hard-to-reach region that has been severely affected by drought since 2008 and has the worst malnutrition rates in the country. The refugee camp site, Markazi, is located on the coast, four kilometers away from Obock town, the capital of the region. Markazi camp currently lacks many of the facilities and services associated with refugee camps.

Job profile

The Camp Coordination and Management (CCCM) Expert in Obock, Djibouti will assist and mentor relevant governmental officials in and around Markazi refugee camp to ensure an appropriate and efficient delivery of services to the Yemeni refugee population in the camp. The CCCM Expert will be directly supervised by the Area Manager in Djibouti and will also work closely with DRC’s staff in Obock and countrywide.

Key responsibilities

Technical Support in CCCM

  • Support governmental officials charged with camp coordination and camp management through advice, mentoring, and consultation on a daily basis.
  • Help responsible officials ensure a multi-sectoral response to assist and protect refugees in communal settings in Djibouti, specifically in the Obock region, specifically using a transparent system of management, ensuring maintenance of camp infrastructure, and mobilizing the participation of the affected populations in CCCM.
  • Ensure the participation of women, persons with special needs (PSN), and other traditional marginalized groups in CCCM.
  • Provide assistance to relevant authorities to make all appropriate efforts to find durable solutions for Yemeni refugees in Djibouti.
  • Promote collaboration between duty-bearers and stakeholders working with refugees and others fleeing Yemen in and around Markazi camp.
  • Encourage the inclusion of key humanitarian partners working in Markazi camp and Djibouti more generally in CCCM planning and implementation, respecting their mandates and program priorities.
  • Work to adapt relevant policies and guidelines and technical standards to context of crisis.
  • Conduct capacity building and develop capacities of governmental authorities responsible for camp coordination and camp management, as well as other stakeholders active in the sector.
  • Support any other relevant CCCM training for NGOs, UN agencies, government officials, and members of displaced and host communities.

Aid Strategic Planning in CCCM

  • Conduct rapid needs and assessments to inform camp management and strategic direction as well as identify risks and vulnerabilities, including those related to gender, age and diversity.
  • In close consultation with relevant officials, develop concrete initiatives and specific strategies to improve camp coordination and camp management, as well as reduce identified risks.
  • Assess CCCM needs and identify problems/gaps and propose/prioritize timely practical actions to respond to particular problems.
  • Support the development of site designs that support the protection of and assistance to men, women, boys and girls.
  • Help to conduct contingency planning based on worst-case and most likely scenarios in terms of population movements.

Monitoring, Reporting, and Development

  • Develop and utilize CCCM monitoring tools and mechanisms to ensure proper camp coordination and management.
  • Undertake quality control and site monitoring to ensure that services provided are according to international best practice standards and to measure progress against implementation plans.
  • Work to ensure adequate reporting and effective information sharing amongst all partners working in Markazi camp, disaggregating data by age and gender
  • Conduct program monitoring as per expected outputs and outcomes.
  • Monitor financial spending and budgets for all DRC support projects in CCCM in Obock.
  • Contribute to donor and management reports on CCCM support projects.

Coordination and Representation

  • Share relevant project information with stakeholders.
  • Participate in general camp coordination meetings as well as CCCM specific coordination fora.
  • Coordinate with ONARS, UNHCR, UNICEF, NGOs, and other key stakeholders on CCCM issues and relevant contingency planning.
  • Ensure internal coordination and harmonization of DRC CCCM-related activities with DRC’s Ethiopia/Djibouti and regional protection programs.

Reporting

The CCCM Expert will report to the Area Manager for Djibouti.

Qualifications

  • University or graduate degree in international relations, development, law, gender, or other relevant field.
  • Minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, with experience in camp coordination and/or camp management a requirement.
  • Proven commitment to accountability and quality assurance.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Experience with capacity building, and in convening and facilitating trainings and workshops.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with national staff members and other stakeholders.
  • Experience living and working in cross-cultural, multi-sector, insecure, and/or remote environments.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in adverse conditions.
  • Substantial project management skills and experience.
  • Fluency in written and oral French.
  • Strong professional written and oral English language skills.
  • Knowledge of Arabic, Somali, Afar, or Amharic languages would be a plus.
  • Proficiency in common computer packages and financial software i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.

Duty Station

Obock, Djibouti with some travel across Djibouti and to Addis Ababa. Note that this is an unaccompanied position.

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Direct link to apply for this position is:

https://delta.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=1036&departmentId=19006&ProjectId=145508&uiculture=eng&MediaId=5

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on www.drc.dk under vacancies no later than 4 September 2015.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult http://www.drc.dk.

Location

Obock, Obock, Djibouti

Details

Start date
October 1, 2015
Application deadline
September 4, 2015
Education requirements
Languages needed
Level of language proficiency
Fluency in written and oral French. Strong professional written and oral English language skills. Knowledge of Arabic, Somali, Afar, or Amharic languages would be a plus.
Employment type
Full time
Professional level
Professional
Salary details
This position is rated as A11 on the DRC salary scale available at http://www.drc.dk.
Benefits
Other employment conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates recruited by the Horn of Africa and Yemen Regional Office.
Job function
Owner’s areas of focus

Conflict Analyst Job posted by: International Rescue Committee Posted on: August 18, 2015

Job description

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.

CONTEXTUAL BACKGROUND

The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 4 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.

IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. With an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 1,250 staff in the region, IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women’s protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.

POSITION SUMMARY

Based in Amman as a member of the Public Affairs team, the Conflict Analyst will provide comprehensive analytical support and advice to IRC in the Syria Response Region (SRR). Reporting to the Director of Public Affairs, the role will examine the impact of political, security and military developments on Syria’s displaced and conflict-affected populations and on programmatic, operational and strategic decision-making by IRC. By producing analysis, briefing notes, policy options and presentations to decision-makers within IRC, this position will enhance the effectiveness of IRC’s programs, advocacy and operations undertaken to assist Syrians affected by the conflict in their country.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitor and assess prevailing trends in the political, security and socio-economic situation in Syria and surrounding region, identify and evaluate implications for IRC’s programs, operational posture and risk management strategies, and produce actionable policy briefs for IRC leadership.
  • Integrate qualitative and quantitative methodologies to produce comprehensive analyses to guide IRC decision-making.
  • Coordinate with the Regional Director, Syria Response Director, SRR Country Directors and Whole of Syria Health Co-Lead to ensure analysis is guided by programmatic demands and therefore value-added and impactful.
  • Prepare briefing notes and customized presentations to inform and advise IRC decision-makers in navigating the complex environments within which they work.
  • Assist country programs to map and understand shifting operating contexts for the purpose of adapting programs to keep them optimally responsive.
  • Contribute to new initiatives, including expanding regional programs and exploring regional fundraising avenues, devised to enhance IRC’s strategy, position and effectiveness in the region.
  • Identify, consolidate and maintain a network of contacts from other INGOs, INSO, ICRC and Red Cross/Crescent movement, UN agencies (including WoS coordination mechanisms, OCHA’s Information Management unit, Needs, Response and Gaps (NRG) and other coordination infrastructure), think-tanks, analytical networks inside and outside the Middle East, as well as Syrian analysts and community-based organizations.
  • Gather and collate existing “4Ws” data on the broad range of humanitarian actors in Syria, including those listed above.
  • Cross-check, update and expand IRC’s context knowledge base through key informant interviews and participant observation (e.g. in coordination meetings). Track and analyze instances of program contraction, relocation, withdrawal, or expansion, depending on security changes or other external access factors, and identify trends and anticipate triggers of follow-on events.
  • Gather information and perspectives on humanitarian presence, coverage and effectiveness from recently-arrived refugees, representatives of diaspora organizations, and remote interviews with people inside Syria.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduate degree in Government, Political Science, International Relations, Strategic Studies, or related discipline.
  • At least 5 years of directly relevant professional experience, at least two of which overseas.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of colleagues in IRC and externally to build trust that sensitive information will be handled with discretion.
  • Superb English-language oral and written reporting skills. Demonstrated ability to write and edit documents on deadline and of highest quality.
  • A demonstrated keen understanding of political complexities in the Middle East.
  • Excellent networking, interpersonal, communication, relationship-building and negotiation skills.
  • Proven ability to persuade and influence colleagues not under supervisory authority.
  • Ability to respond to multiple priorities in a timely manner, delivering high-quality products.
  • Culturally sensitive – able and interested in working with a multi-ethnic team.
  • Strong commitment to the IRC’s mission, purpose and values.
  • Fluency in English is essential; Arabic language preferred.
  • Must be willing and able to travel frequently within the region.

Other Information: Amman is currently not assessed as a high-risk environment and remains generally a safe city as long as IRC security protocols are observed. The post is fully accompanied and housing will be provided according to IRC housing policy. Travel at approximately 30% is anticipated.

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How to apply

Please follow this link to apply: Click Here

Location

Amman, Muḩāfaz̧at `Ammān, Jordan

Details

Start date
August 18, 2015
Application deadline
October 17, 2015
Education requirements
Languages needed
Employment type
Full time
Professional level
Professional
Salary details
Negotiable
Job function
Owner’s areas of focus

Education Program Manager Job posted by: Save the Children International Posted on: August 11, 2015

Job description

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Contract length: 06 months

The role

The role holder is responsible for establishing, managing and implementing the Education Programme as part of Save the Children’s humanitarian response in Syria.

Qualifications and experience

Essential

  • Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Significant management experience (5-6 years) working in an emergency response contexts or fragile states
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience
  • Demonstrated experience in managing education in emergencies for international NGOs.
  • Experience of applying relevant interagency humanitarian frameworks and standards in education in emergencies (for example INEE Minimum Standards)
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Previous experience of project management
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Experience of representation, including Cluster coordination, and ability to represent effectively in external forums.
  • Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

Desirable

  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
  • Fluency in written and oral Arabic or Kurdish desirable

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

To see a full a job description, please visit our website at http://www.savethechildren.net/jobs

Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

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Location

Syria, Al-Hasakah Governorate, Syria

Details

Start date
September 15, 2015
Application deadline
August 28, 2015
Education requirements
Languages needed
Employment type
Contract
Professional level
None specified
Salary details
Negotiable
Job function
Owner’s areas of focus

International Film Studies and Cinematic Arts Conference on Cinema and Identity

CINE CRI ’15: II. International Film Studies and Cinematic Arts Conference on Cinema and Identity

http://www.cinecriconference.org/

CINE CRI ’15: II. International Film Studies and Cinematic Arts Conference will be held in Istanbul on JUNE 10 – 11, 2015 and organized by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and hosted by Nazim Hikmet Cultural Center as a part of the Istanbul Art Studies Days Spring 2015.

CINE CRI ’15 on CINEMA and IDENTITY

The CINE CRI ’15 Conference aims to explore the representation of identities in cinema. Artistic and documentary works that make problematic the concept of identity within its political, ideological and historical correlations are in the scope of this year’s conference. Besides, the lived experiences related to cinema and the industry, not necessarily represented in films, may be addressed.

Identity has been one of the most scrutinized concepts in academic circles in recent years. It has been the topic of debates in a variety of fields and disciplines of social sciences, humanities and arts. Cinema has not been opted out of identity matters as film-makers have produced considerable number of works that are relevant to different dimensions of identity. Regarding the concept is constructed within discourse, difference and representation processes, film is a convenient space to be explored as a medium that both reflects and contributes to the construction and reconstruction of multiple identities that constitute an individual, i.e. the spectator.

IASD ’15: Istanbul Art Studies Days:

Istanbul Art Studies Days (IASD ’15) will also include CONTEMPART ’15 / IV. Contemporary Arts Conference (June 8-9) and CONTEMPHOTO ’15 / II. Contemporary Photography Conference (June 9-10) at the same place. Several keynote lectures, artist’s talks and additional events will be organized during Istanbul Art Studies Days and a registration ticket for only one of the conferences will offer free entry to all of the sessions of the three conferences. Each conference focusing on different topics, identity issues has been decided as the common theme of the IASD ’15.

The full papers are going to be available online in DAKAM’s digital library and to be published in the proceedings book with an ISBN number before the conference. The book will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the “Thomson and Reuters Web of Science’s Conference”

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Professor David Martin-Jones from University of Glasgow and internationally recognised film director Yesim Ustaoglu (Identity and sense of belonging: Reflections on the cinema of Yesim Ustaoglu (from Journey to the Sun to Araf)) are going to be keynote speakers of the event.

AGENDA:

Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 27, 2015

Deadline for registration: May 1, 2015

Deadline for full papers submission: May 8, 2015

MAIN TRACK:

CINEMA and IDENTITY

– Nation, nation-state and diverse ethnicities

– Migration, transnational and/or accented cinema

– Religion and religious groups

– Gender, women, LGBT identities

– Family, familial bonds

– Class and struggle

– Isolated or neglected identities

– Identity, culture and politics

– Local and global Identity

– Multiculturalism

CINEMA and IDEOLOGY

– Ideology of a Film

– Public Life, society and cinema

– Film, Public Memory and Daily Life

– Art Movements

– Technology and Materials

– Communication Tools, Urban Space and Cinema

– Cinema from Psychological, Sociological and Psychiatrical Perspective

– Literature, screenplay and cinema

– Film Musics

ARTS and SOCIETY

– Director, Actor, screenwriter, art director, costume designer, sound designer: Artist as a Subject

– Characters, People and Identity

– Politics of Body in Space

– Social Stratification in Cinema as Gender, Sexuality, Class, Race, Ethnicity and Age

– Race and Affects of Racism

– Women, Art and Society

OTHER TRACKS:

CINEMA and CITY

CINEMA and POLITICS

NATIONAL CINEMAS, HOLLYWOOD and ART-HOUSE CINEMA

REPETITION, PROGRESS and REFERENCE IN THE HISTORY OF FILM

TECHNIQUE and PRODUCTION

DOCUMENTARIES

VENUE

The conference will be held at Nazim Hikmet Cultural Center (NHKM – www.nazimhikmetkulturmerkezi.org) one of the most popular cultural centers in Istanbul.

Nazim Hikmet Cultural Center hosts several art and academic events in different disciplines every month. NHKM, named after one of the legendary modern Turkish poets – Nazim Hikmet, has been established in 1996 and located in Kadikoy. Kadikoy is a large and cosmopolitan district of Istanbul, facing the historic city centre on the other side of the Bosporus. With its numerous bars, cinemas and bookshops, Kadikoy can be regarded as the cultural centre of the Anatolian side of Istanbul.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

The scientific committee consists of significant scholars, Asst. Prof. Dr. Levent Yilmazok – Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Prof. Julian Reid – University of Lapland, Asst. Prof. Ahmet Gurata – Bilkent University, Asst.Prof. Gal Kirn – Berlin Humboldt University, Asst. Prof. Tumay Arslan – Ankara University, Senior Lect. Andreas Treske – Izmir University of Economics, Asst. Prof. Andrea Meuzelaar – University of Utrecht

http://www.contemphotoconference.org/p/committees.html

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

You can submit your abstract by entering the online registration system EASYCHAIR at

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cinecri15

You will receive a reply to your proposal within three weeks following a double-blind review process.

Kayan Internship Opportunity Internship: Kayan – Feminist Organization

Internship description

Kayan Internship Opportunity

Kayan interns have the opportunity to contribute to all fields of Kayan’s work based on their skills and interests. They have the opportunity to work side by side with Kayan’s team of activists, while learning about critical issues facing Palestinian women in Israel and directly participating in non-violent social activism through a grassroots NGO that aims to address these very issues. Kayan also offers interns opportunities to attend seminars and workshops in the field, giving interns a unique grassroots learning experience.

Responsibilities of the intern include research, program and resource development, reporting, public outreach and social networking, correspondence with potential partners and supporters, events planning, editing of English-language outreach materials, updating Kayan’s website, and administrative tasks. Interns also have the opportunity to create their own project at Kayan that can be pursued in addition to their other tasks.

We ask that interns from abroad remain with us from 5 months to a year. Successful applicants must be fluent in English; additional fluency in Arabic and/or Hebrew is an advantage but not required. Candidates with education in a related field or relevant professional experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Interns should be able to work independently, have strong motivation and learning potential.

To apply for an internship or to volunteer, please send a cover letter and CV to:

Khulud Khamis, Development and Public Outreach Coordinator –

khulud@kayan.org.il

How to apply

To apply for an internship or to volunteer, please send a cover letter and CV to:

Khulud Khamis, Development and Public Outreach Coordinator –

khulud@kayan.org.il

Details

Locations

118 Arlozorov Street, Haifa, Haifa District, 33727, Israel

Other Details

Compensation
Unpaid
Keywords
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