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SHAPE SEA: Call for Academic Research Exchange

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The newly launched Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research and Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia (SHAPE-SEA) project funded by SIDA, Sweden, aims to develop the capacity of Universities in the SEA region to contribute to the improvement of the human rights and peace situation in Southeast Asia through applied research.Under this project, academics throughout Southeast Asia (SEA) are invited to submit proposals for an Academic Research Exchange on human rights and peace, to be supported by SHAPE SEA.

IHRP Professor presents at Asian Perspectives on Film, Literature, and Society conference

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Professor Coeli Barry presented on “The Changing Character of Christian Conversion in Buddhist Thailand” at the Cultural Encounters: Asian Perspectives on Film, Literature, and Society conference. The conference was jointly organized by The English Department Research Cluster, Yonsei University, South Korea and the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. It was held at the University of Nottingham Malaysia (city campus), 15-16 May, 2015.

Link to event:

http://www.nottingham.edu.my/Modern-Languages/Eventsrecords/Cultural-Encounters-Asian-Perspectives-on-Film,-Literature-and-Society.aspx


 Link to Yonsei University:

http://www.yonsei.ac.kr/eng/

Contributing to the Global Classroom: IHRP Professor presents at the European Inter-University Centre in Venice, Italy

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Recently, IHRP’s Professor Matthew Mullin took part in the Global Classroom 3rd Session hosted at the European Inter-University Centre (EIUC) for Human Rights and Democratization in Venice, Italy. The Global Classroom is an activity designed to strengthen the integration of the Master’s Programs and Diplomas in Human Rights and Democratization of the Global Campus. The focus for the 3rd Session dealt with the impact on human rights of foreign debt and economic crises. The goal for the session was meant to provide an in-depth analysis of the same topic through the lenses of the different macro-regional perspectives.


Professor Mullin contributed to the Global Classroom 3rd Session with his presentation on: “Contesting market-based human rights advocacy: the rising importance of collective action in the World's Factory.”


Learn more about Global Classroom:

http://www.eiuc.org/education/global-campus-regional-masters/news-detail/items/the-global-classrooms-third-session-a-great-success.html

Update 15-05-2015:Mahidol University and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarship

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Mahidol University and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarship

***EXTENDED DEADLINE: 15 June 2015***

***Scholarships to be filled are currently open for MA candidates

and Nationals from the following countries ONLY:

Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, and Indonesia***


General Information


The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with Mahidol University, is proud to provide full scholarships for citizens from Myanmar and least developed countries in Asia to study in the MA in Human Rights (international program) and Ph.D in Human Rights and Peace Studies (international program) at the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University.


Criteria for Qualified Applicants

MA (Human Rights)

  1. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in any field with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 or equivalent.
  2. Candidates must have English language proficiency, with an IELTS score of 6.5 or above is required with no band below 6.0.
  3. Candidates must be a Myanmar national or nationals of countries in the least developed countries  in Southeast Asia listed by the World Bank.
  4. Preference will be given to candidates who are attached to a research center or academic institution, or have experience with NGOs, human rights institutions or private human rights/peace entities.
  5. Exceptions to the above qualifications may be made by the Program Committee and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  6. Special consideration will be given to candidates from minority and marginalized groups.



Application Requirements

Application Forms

Applicants must submit TWO application forms: one form to study in the IHRP graduate program, MA or PhD, and one form for the scholarship.  Scholarship application forms can be submitted either online through the Faculty of Graduate Studies website (see link below) or by post directly to IHRP at:


ATTN: Academic Program Coordinator

Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies  (IHRP)
Panyaphiphat Building, Mahidol University (Salaya Campus)
Salaya, Phuttamonthon, Nakhon Pathom 73170 THAILAND


Application Documents

Separate from the application materials required for the IHRP graduate programs, scholarship applicants must also submit hardcopies of the following documents by post to:


ATTN: Academic Program Coordinator

Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies  (IHRP)
Panyaphiphat Building, Mahidol University (Salaya Campus)
Salaya, Phuttamonthon, Nakhon Pathom 73170 THAILAND

MA applicants must submit the following:
- Personal statement
- Academic transcript(s)
- English language test certificate(s)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Concept note of prospective research topic

- Reference Forms sent to IHRP directly from referees


Application Deadline: 15 June 2015


For the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application and other information related to the application process for the past round of scholarships, please visit the following link:

http://www.grad.mahidol.ac.th/grad/evaluation/sch/home.php?main_index=general.php

For more information about the scholarship please visit the following links:

http://www.mahidol.ac.th/mugo/news-events/Norway.html

http://www.emb-norway.or.th/News_and_events/Norway-and-Thailand/News/A-successful-first-year-of-the-Mahidol-scholarship-program-/#.VLN4NYqUdlY

For more information about the scholarship please contact: ihrp, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Innovative Partnership: IHRP and UN-ACT establish new opportunities for research and university

curriculum on migration and trafficking in persons

On March 19, 2015 Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP) Chair of the Master of Arts Human Rights (International Program) Dr. Coeli Barry met with United Nations Action for Cooperation against Trafficking in Persons (UN-ACT) Regional Research Analyst Sebastian Boll to discuss a new partnership aimed at research and curriculum development in the fields of migration and trafficking in persons within the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) and Southeast Asia more broadly.

UN-ACT was established in 2014 to ensure a coordinated approach to more strategically and effectively combat trafficking in persons in the GMS and beyond. The project builds upon the work previously undertaken by the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP). In realizing their mission UN-ACT works with universities and human rights institutions within the region to support research by PhD students while also providing opportunities to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels to conduct research, attend seminars, and undertake internships in the fields of migration and trafficking in persons.

Opportunities discussed in expanding these UN-ACT programs and establishing new projects by partnering with IHRP included:

  • Undergraduate level migration and trafficking in persons curriculum development
  • Original research opportunities for IHRP PhD students supported by UN-ACT through the provision of work space within their offices and access to data sets and trainings in proven research methods in the fields of migration and trafficking in persons
  • Internship opportunities at UN-ACT for IHRP MA and PhD students

The partnership between IHRP and UN-ACT will be further developed and established over the coming months through the assistance of the IHRP Outreach and Recruitment team. Future updates will be provided through the IHRP and UN-ACT websites.