Congratulations to Steven Vickers, Jr., M.A. Program in History, on being awarded a Graduate Student Research Grant to support his project on "Emotional Responses to Terror Campaigns in Ireland and Italy." As part of the project, he will be conducting archival research in Rome on the impact of the history of emotions on realizing justice and reconciliation in the face of political violence.
Congratulations to Dane DeVetter, M.A. Program in International Affairs, on being awarded a Graduate Student Research Grant to support his project on "Refugee Access to Food Assistance in Milwaukee: Promoting Self-Sufficiency or Food Insecurity." As part of the project, he will be exploring the impact of Wisconsin's FoodShare Employment and Training Program (FSET) on patterns of food access and employment in the Milwaukee-area refugee community.
CTJ cosponsored a Marquette University conference on "What was Achieved? Migration, Impunity, and Social Justice after the Peace Accords in El Salvador and Guatemala," October 27-28.
CTJ cosponsored a Marquette University "Global Heath Symposium," September 30.
Congratulations to our 2016 CTJ course development grant winners:
-Dr. Mark Berlin, Department of Political Science, on being awarded a CTJ Course Development Grant for a new course on "Torture."
-Dr. Scott Dale, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, on being awarded a CTJ Course Development Grant to revise the course "Peoples and Cultures of Spain."
-Dr. Sameena Mulla, Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, on being awarded a CTJ Course Development Grant to revise the course "Culture, Health and Illness."
Congratulations to Erin Wissler, M.A. in Public Service Program, on being awarded a Graduate Student Research Grant to support her project on "Refugee Resettlement: Obstacles to Health Care Access." As part of the project she will be exploring the challenges facing refugees as the seek health care post-resettlement in Milwaukee.
MUCTJ announces the 2015-1016 competitions for the Graduate Student Research Grants and Faculty Workshop grants. For more information see the Grants page on the MUCTJ website
Dr. Eunah Lee has published a piece in Japan Focus based on the MUCTJ Faculty workshop "The Integrity of Memory: Comfort Women in Focus."
Congratulations to our CTJ course development grant winners:
-Dr. Pilar Bellver, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, on being awarded a CTJ Course Development Grant for a new course on "Writing Nature: Environmental Justice in Contemporary Latin American Literature."
-Dr. Noelle Brigden, Department of Political Science, on being awarded a CTJ Course Development Grant for a new course on "The Politics of Migration: International Borders, Transnational Lives."
-Dr. Michael McCarthy, Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, on being awarded a CTJ Course Development Grant to add new comparative and global dimensions to his course on "Capitalism and Society."
-Dr. Jessica Rich, Department of Political Science, on being awarded a CTJ Course Development Grant for a new course on "The Politics of Non-Governmental Organizations."
MUCTJ Faculty Workshop: "The Integrity of Memory: Comfort Women in Focus."
-For details see the conferences/workshop page
Congratulations to the CTJ Name and Shame Project on publication of The Politics of Leverage in International Relations: Name, Shame, and Sanction, ed., H. Richard Friman (London and New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015).
Congratulations to Dr. Eunah Lee, Department of Philosophy, on being awarded a MUCTJ Faculty Workshop grant for her program on "The Integrity of Memory: Comfort Women in Focus."
Congratulations to Catyln Origitano, Department of Philosophy, on being awarded a Graduate Student Research Grant for her project on "Art during Genocide." As part of the project she will be conducting research at Terezin and the Jewish Museum in Prague.
Congratulations to Alexandre Martins, Department of Theology on being awarded Graduate Student Research Grant for his project on "Global Health and Justice in Health Care: A Liberating Approach from Below." As part of the project he will be conducting field work with the Order of Saint Camillus in the slums of Bolivia.
MUCTJ 2014-2015 Graduate Student Research Grant Competition
The Marquette University Center for Transnational Justice is pleased to offer funding for research conducted by graduate students enrolled in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. The Center will be awarding two Graduate Student Research Grants of up to $2500 for work on an issue of economic, political, or social justice that crosses national borders. Issue areas include but are not limited to immigration, forced migration and human trafficking, human rights, economic development, global trade and finance, pandemic diseases, and climate change. Details about the grants including eligibility and application procedures are available at http://www.marquette.edu/ctj/grants-students.shtml
Congratulations to Dr. Louise Cainkar, Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, on being awarded a CTJ Course Development Grant for a new Honors course on "Issues in American Immigration."
Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Ogbonnaya, Department of Theology, on being awarded a CTJ Course Development Grant for a new course on "Theology and Globalization."
Congratulations to Brittnea Roozen, M.A. Candidate in International Affairs, Department of Political Science, for being awarded a CTJ Graduate Student Research Grant to explore prostitution and transient populations in Ethiopia.
CTJ hosted a visit to the Marquette campus by Japanese representatives of TAMA, an association that helps small and medium-sized enterprises in west Tokyo, Saitama and Kanagawa export their products overseas.
The CTJ 2013-2014 Graduate Student Research Grant Competition is now open. Information is available on the grants page.
Congratulations to Dr. Grant Silva, Department of Philosophy, on being awarded a CTJ Course Development Grant for a new interdisciplinary graduate course on "the Politics and Ethics of State Membership." The course will focus on issues of immigration, refugees, and citizenship.
Additional information is available on the grants page.
Congratulations to Kelli Nagel, Joint M.A.-J.D. Candidate in International Affairs and Law, for being awarded a CTJ Graduate Student Research Grant to explore human trafficking and the H-2A guest worker program in the United States.
June 22: Four members of the CTJ workshop team exploring the political processes and impact of naming and shaming, presented draft papers from the project at the joint BISA -ISA (British International Studies Association - International Studies Association) conference held in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Congratulations to Dr. John Su, Department of English, for being awarded a CTJ course development grant. Additional information is available on the grants page.
Congratulations to Molly Giese, M.A. student in the Department of Political Science. Molly has been awarded a CTJ Graduate Student Research Grant. She will be traveling to Brazil this summer to conduct research on how governments have addressed tensions between human rights protections and economic growth and development.
The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies:Call for Proposals for the 26th Annual Student Conference. Proposal Deadline: February 20, 2012
This conference hosted by the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking and co-sponsored by the Center for Transnational Justice invites college and university undergraduate and graduate students from Wisconsin and surrounding states to send submissions for its annual conference.
Announcements of the CTJ research grant competitions for graduate students and faculty. For additional information see the grants page.
September 26: CTJ hosted a MU lecture at the AMU by Prof. Dr. Heinz-Gerhard Justenhoven, on "The International Community and the Future of Afghanistan." Prof. Dr. Justenhoven is Director of the Institute for Theology and Peace, Hamburg and teaches political philosophy at the University of Freiburg.
May 13-14: CTJ hosted an international workshop of scholars and policy practitioners exploring the political processes and impact of 'name and shame' strategies. Panels addressed dynamics of naming and shaming across issue areas including human rights violations, money laundering, human trafficking, targeted economic sanctions, and corporate social responsibility.
March 24:CTJ hosted a MU lecture by Jeff Stillings on "The Challenge of Human Trafficking in Wisconsin," at the Alumni Memorial Union room 163, beginning at 3:30 p.m.. Jeff Stillings is Supervisory Special Agent, ICE-Homeland Security Investigations, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
February 8: CTJ hosted a public lecture by Verónica Leyva on "Cuidad Juarez: The Definitive Neoliberal City" at the Alumni Memorial Union room 227, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Verónica Leyva is a grassroots organizer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. She spent ten years working in the maquiladora industry, and has been organizing in her community for fifteen years conducting workshops on worker’s and women’s rights. In her presentation, Verónica Leyva will discuss the grassroots struggle at the border to confront militarization, violence against women, increased internal migration, and the ties between the narco-conflict and free trade.
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