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British Council Call for Applications

Tuesday 22 October 2013
British Researcher Links grants are available for early-career researchers who need to spend three months abroad. Travel to the following countries is eligible: Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Morocco, Egypt, Qatar, South Africa, Nigeria, Russia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, United States, Vietnam and Bangladesh. Researchers from these countries are also eligible to apply to fund travel to the UK. The call opened on 15 October and applications close on 24 November. http://www.britishcouncil.org/society/science/researcher-links

New report on Political Islam and the Elections in Bangladesh by ICwS Fellow Frances Harrison

Monday 7 October 2013
A new report by Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Frances Harrison, examines the ideological and political differences between the various Islamic parties, alliances and militant groups in Bangladesh, with special focus on Jamaat-e-Islami. In the run up to parliamentary elections in Bangladesh, the ideological clash between secular Bengalis and Islamists has already spilt onto the streets in what many now believe is a make-or-break struggle for the identity of the world's third largest Muslim country. Find out more here

Job Vacancy: Early Career Academic in Refugee Law

Friday 20 September 2013
Applications are sought for the position of Early Career Academic in the Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London. This post represents an opportunity for a rising star in the field of refugee law to join the dynamic team at the highly successful Refugee Law Initiative (RLI). Further details about the activities of the RLI can be found on its website: http://rli.sas.ac. Previous applicants need not reapply. For more information on the role click here.

Job Vacancy: Early Career Academic in Refugee Law

Monday 8 July 2013
Applications are sought for the position of Early Career Academic in the Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London. This post represents an opportunity for a rising star in the field of refugee law to join the dynamic team at the highly successful Refugee Law Initiative (RLI). Further details about the activities of the RLI can be found on its website: http://rli.sas.ac. For more information on the role click here.  

New Open Source Publication: Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth

Thursday 27 June 2013
Human rights in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity are at last reaching the heart of global debates. Yet 78 states worldwide continue to criminalise same-sex sexual behaviour, and due to the legal legacies of the British Empire, 42 of these – more than half – are in the Commonwealth of Nations. In recent years many states have seen the emergence of new sexual nationalisms, leading to increased enforcement of colonial sodomy laws against men, new criminalisations of sex between women and discrimination against transgender people.

New Human Rights Consortium (HRC) and ICWS joint publication on LGBT rights in the Commonwealth to be launched in Toronto and London

Wednesday 5 June 2013
Latest Human Rights Consortium publication (published in collaboration with the Institute of Commonwealth Studies), Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change , edited by Corinne Lennox and Matthew Waites, will be launched on 26 June in Toronto, Canada, and on 05 July in London (5.30pm, Chancellor's Hall, Senate House). Launch flyer  (Toronto)

ICwS fellow John Cowley presents at Bocas Lit Fest in Trinidad and Tobago

Friday 24 May 2013
The NGC Bocas Lit Fest, based in Trinidad and Tobago, is an annual celebration of books, writing, and writers. The third annual NGC Bocas Lit Fest was scheduled for 25 to 28 April, 2013. Express Publications Editor Deborah John went one-on-one with John Cowley, author of 'Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso - Traditions in the Making', to discuss Lovey's Original Trinidad String Band and its musical significance. To read the Trinidad Express article in full click here.

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