Monday, February 25, 2013

Urgent: Looking for Roommate, San Francisco

Dear GSCIS -Colleagues,

I hope this email finds you well and in the midst of your preparations for the ISA Convention. Is anyone still looking for a room to share in San Francisco?
I’m urgently looking for someone to share my twin room at the Parc 55 Hotel with between the 2nd and 7th April 2013. Unfortunately, my original roommate has fallen seriously ill and she thus had to cancel her attendance.
Should you be interested, please send me an email by Friday evening (1st)– as this is critical for my further travel plans from Europe. My email-ID is:

Thanks and (hopefully) looking forward to a barrage of emails,

Rirhandu Mageza

Monday, February 11, 2013

Your Attention Needed: Luncheon for Distinguished Scholar Honoree Jomo Sundaram

The Global South Caucus will hold its second Distinguished Scholar luncheon in honor of Dr. Jomo Sundaram in the (very nice) Urban Tavern Private Dining Room of the San Francisco Hilton on Friday April 5,  11.15am-12.30pm. Like last year when we honored Prof. Ali Mazrui, Prof. Sundaram will give a short talk.
Space is at a premium because of hotel limitations. Members wishing to attend will be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis and are asked to give a token donation of $10 ($5 for students) to help subsidize the event. Every effort will be made, as a priority, to accommodate persons who are presenting papers on GSCIS panels. Please let me know ASAP if you wish to attend.

Here is Dr. Sundaram's c.v. posted on the blog last year: Update: he is currently  Assistant Director-General, Economic and Social Development Department (FAO)

Dr. Jomo Sundaram, CV online :

Please let either the Chair ( or the Treasurer ( know by the end of February if you plan to attend. It looks like fun!

Attention: Newsletter

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Second Global South International Studies Conference Bids

Dear Friends:
In the wake of the success of the First Global South International Studies Conference, we are inviting  bids from institutions and persons willing to  hold the Second GSIS Conference. At Menton, indications of interest came from institutions in India, Brazil, and the New Orleans. We would like to encourage those institutions and any others who wish to, to formulate proposals and send then to the Caucus Chair ( The Chair will establish a committee which will include the Menton Chair Imad Mansour, to consider proposals. You should of course, include a timetable for holding the conference.


Fellowship, Geneva

Global South Workshop 2013
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva is pleased to announce
this fellowship opportunity for PhD students from Southern Universities.
The Global South Workshop is a week-long workshop for talented Ph.D. students from Southern
universities researching topics at the intersection of international studies and development studies. The workshop will give selected participants the opportunity to present and discuss their research in a seminar format. The 2013 workshop is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute, Geneva and El Colegio de México, Mexico City; it will take place from 30 November to 7 December 2013 in Mexico City.
This programme is intended to facilitate a network of young scholars from southern countries by
providing them opportunities to interact and share experiences with fellow scholars from the south, and develop collaborative frameworks and projects that may help advance the salience of southern perspectives in their fields and disciplines.
The scholarship is funded by the Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs; it will cover expenses for travel, accommodation and meals, and offer a small stipend to cover other costs.
Candidates must fulfil the following conditions:
- Eligible candidates should be nearing completion of their Ph.Ds at a Southern university;
- The research topic must be relevant to International and Development studies;
- Knowledge of English is essential.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 30 April 2013.
Candidates must complete the online application form which includes:
- A statement of motivation;
- A curriculum vitae
- Contact details of two academic referees;
- A 2,000-word summary of the Ph.D. project along with the chapters outline.
Tel +41 22 908 43 84