[MGSA-L] Fwd: harriman-news Reminder: Corruption and Patronage & INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowships Applications Due January 31

Neni Panourgia np255 at columbia.edu
Thu Jan 12 10:42:46 PST 2012





*Application details may be found on our website: 

*Applications due January 31, 2012.*




*Harriman Institute of Columbia University
2012-2013 Core Project /Corruption and Patronage/ Postdoctoral Fellowship*

The Harriman Institute of Columbia University invites applications for 
two postdoctoral fellowships through its 2012-2013 core project, 
/Corruption and Patronage/. This fellowship is for the academic year 
2012-2013 and is open to scholars conducting research related to the 
theme. The fellowship will cover a 9-month period, beginning September 
1, 2012, and comes with a stipend of $40,000.

*About the Core Project*

The 2012-2013 Core Project, directed by Kimberly Marten, will 
investigate from a variety of academic and policy perspectives the 
definitions, significance, costs, benefits, and trajectories of 
corruption and patronage (also called clientelism), both within Eurasian 
societies and comparatively. Are corruption and patron/client favoritism 
ills that impede a society's progress, or instead a good way to get 
things done in societies without well institutionalized legal systems? 
Are patronage-based clans a viable alternative to the modern state as a 
governance mechanism? How did the West get good governance, and is there 
anything that the outside world can realistically do to encourage its 
development in Eurasia---or are efforts in that direction naive, bound 
to be resented, and doomed to have their resources diverted within the 
very system they hoped to eradicate? The project director has a special 
interest in how these questions apply to security institutions and armed 
non-state actors in the post-Soviet space and Afghanistan, but the scope 
of the project is broad, interdisciplinary, and open. Activities include 
dedicated workshops and small conferences throughout the year, and 
preparation of general interest outreach materials.

*Harriman Institute and Global Centers of Columbia University*
*2012-2013 INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowship for the Study of Central Asia*

The Harriman Institute and the Global Centers of Columbia University 
invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship through the 
International Network to Expand Regional and Collaborative Teaching 
(INTERACT) program at Columbia University, which was launched in 2010. 
This fellowship is for the academic year 2012-13 and is open to scholars 
conducting research on Central Asia. The fellowship will cover a 
10-month period beginning August 1, 2011, and comes with a stipend of 
$45,000 plus benefits.


INTERACT is a pioneering program at Columbia University that focuses on 
developing global studies in the undergraduate curriculum through a 
network of postdoctoral scholars focused on cross-regional, 
trans-regional, and interdisciplinary study. Several Columbia University 
INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowships will be offered in the 2012-2013 
academic year, with candidates selected by centers and institutes across 
the University. Candidates will function as liaisons between their home 
office and the INTERACT network of scholars with other regional and 
disciplinary specializations.

INTERACT's primary goal is to improve global literacy among Columbia 
students and equip them to be leaders in a globalizing world. These 
objectives will be met through innovative courses, participating in 
institute programs and events and an annual educator workshop organized 
collaboratively by INTERACT Fellows.

The Harriman Institute and Global Centers are pleased to offer one 
INTERACT Fellowship to an outstanding scholar of Central Asia with a 
demonstrated emphasis on global context and connections.

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