Application Deadline: February 15, 2017.
Launched in 2001, the Milton Wolf Seminar Series deals with developing issues in diplomacy and journalism – both broadly defined. This year, on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the launching of the Marshall Plan, the focal point will be on the creation, critique and execution of “visions” as an instrument of multilateral statecraft.
The University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication, The American Austrian Foundation (AAF) , and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (DA) jointly organize this 2017 seminar. Participants will include communications scholars, political scientists, and historians who have studied the Marshall Plan and other organizing visions, those working for state and multi-lateral organizations, journalists, media development practitioners, academics, and a select group of highly engaged graduate students whose studies relate to the seminar themes. The Milton Wolf Seminar Series particularly emphasizes the contribution of young and mid-career scholars, including a select group of outstanding graduate students selected each year to attend the seminar in Vienna as Emerging Scholar fellows.
Each year the seminar organizers select approximately 5-10 outstanding advanced MA candidates, PhD students, postdoctoral students, law students, or equivalents studying areas related to the seminar theme to serve as Emerging Scholar Fellows.
Emerging Scholar Fellows receive economy class airfare, accommodation, and a food and local travel stipend, which covers all costs of attending the Seminar. In exchange for full funding, Emerging Scholars attend all seminar discussions and events, serve as rapporteurs for the event, and author a 2000-word essay documenting and analyzing the seminar discussions.
To apply for the 2017 Emerging Scholars Program, please send your CV, a completed application form, and a cover letter outlining how your areas of research, your methodologies, your regional interests, can be reimagined or enriched through reflections on the history, framing, legacy, or study of the Marshall Plan to Amelia Arsenault (link sends e-mail) by February 15, 2017.
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