AHEI Summer School "Diasporas in Flux: Concepts and Approaches", 10-21 July 2017, American University of Armenia

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2017 AHEI SUMMER PROGRAM 

The Armenian Higher Education Initiative (AHEI), in partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the American University of Armenia, is pleased to announce its 2017 Summer Program. This year’s topic will be “Diasporas in Flux: Concepts and Approaches” and it will involve an intensive look into different methodologies used to examine the dynamics of diasporas through the lenses of a variety of disciplines. The program will take place from July 10 to 21, 2017 at the American University of Armenia, and is open to graduate and post-graduate students, as well as young scholars in any field as long as the applicant has a track record or continued interest in the topic of diasporas.

Already in its sixth year, the AHEI has proven to be a leading forum for the country’s brightest young scholars to explore timely and critical subjects in a lively, interactive environment alongside scholarly experts in their fields. Program participants create links with AHEI staff members, lecturers, and program alumni.  Following completion of the program, they have the opportunity to join the organization’s active online network, which allows for the continued sharing of opportunities and experiences.

The program will run from 10:00-15:00 (with an hour break for lunch), Monday to Friday, during the course of the two weeks. Lectures and seminars will include the following broad topics: 

  • Concepts and theories of diasporan studies
  • The issue of identity in the context of diasporas
  • Diasporan institutions and their operations
  • Comparisons between different ethnic diasporas and across Armenian communities worldwide
  • Policy toolkit of engaging with diasporas 

Attendance in all classes is mandatory. 

Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with distinguished program faculty members on research projects during the program and possibly for a period following the completion of the program. They have access to a wealth of academic resources shared by the AHEI organizational network, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and the American University of Armenia.

The program will be conducted in Armenian.  Participation is covered by the sponsoring institutions (travel, and lodging are not included). There will be a maximum of 20 participants in the course. Interested candidates should send a resume and application form (downloadable here) to info@armhei.org. Incomplete applications will not be processed. 

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2017 and selected applicants will be notified by June 15, 2017.

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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