May 24

Carter Leads Deal In Poll Following Release of Ethics Memo

first_img For Whom The Bell Rings Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility ??:?? | Play story Add to My ListIn My List A new poll has Senator Jason Carter leading Governor Nathan Deal 49 percent to 41 percent in the Georgia governor’s race. The Landmark Communications poll conducted for channel 2 comes just after the release of a memo by the head of Georgia’s ethics commission. In the memo, Holly LaBerge claims top Deal aids pressured her to quietly settle ethics complaints against the governor and threatened the commission’s authority.??:??University of Georgia political science professor Charles Bullock says the release of the memo and the state’s recent settling of several ethics lawsuits has likely had an effect on the race.“I think the continued news coverage in that area is probably beginning to show its impact.”Landmark Communications President Mark Rountree says there were no questions about ethics or the memo asked during the July 15 survey.Rountree also says the timing of the poll, which took place just after the release of the memo is purely coincidental.“It was just simply the date that had been agreed upon for the survey to go out. The two events had nothing to do with each other.”Rountree says the poll is a shift from previous polls conducted by his organization, which leans conservative. In March, Deal led Carter 43 to 39. Rountree says Republican support for Deal has remained relatively the same, but he says other voters have moved toward Carter.“The Democrats have consolidated around Jason Carter, their candidate, and independent voters have shifted toward the Democratic change. It may be a temporary change. Campaigns have their ups and downs.”Meanwhile, Carter campaign spokesman Bryan Thomas says the poll is further evidence the momentum is shifting in Carter’s direction.“We’re seeing that in fundraising, we’re seeing that in polling, but more importantly we’re seeing that on the ground as Jason is out talking to voters about education and the economy.”In a statement, Deal spokesperson Jen Talaber said, “I can’t comment on the accuracy of the poll without having been provided the crosstabs. It’s dubious to poll during a week when people have only heard one side of a story. At some point, Carter will have to talk about the issues and Deal’s record of success and that’s why we’re going to win this election.”  Share ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

May 18

Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program for Students at U.S. Universities

first_img LinkedIn 0 +1 Share 0 Tweet September 28, 2010 Published by Site Default Deadline: 05/01/2011Open to: students at U.S. universities (citizens of any country) who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to peace, conflict, and international securityFellowships: $20,000 for 10 months starting in SeptemberThe Jennings Randolph (JR) Program for International Peace awards nonresidential Peace Scholar Dissertation Scholarships to students at U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to peace, conflict, and international security.Each year the program awards approximately ten Peace Scholar Fellowships. Fellowships last for 10 months starting in September. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country.Dissertation projects in all disciplines are welcome.The 2011-2012 Peace Scholar competition deadline is January 5, 2011.Apply Now!Applicants MUST use the online application system.The JR Program for International Peace awards Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to students enrolled in U.S. universities who are researching and writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to peace, conflict and international security.Proposals from all disciplines are welcome.Proposals should be consistent with the Institute’s mandate and present a research agenda with clear relevance to policy issues. Historical topics are appropriate if they promise to shed light on contemporary issues. Area studies projects and single case studies will be competitive if they focus on conflict and its resolution, apply to other regions and cases, or both.Peace Scholar awards may not be made for projects that constitute policymaking for a government agency or private organization, focus to any substantial degree on conflicts within U.S. domestic society, or adopt a partisan, advocacy, or activist stance.Eligible CandidatesCitizens of any country may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in recognized doctoral programs (for example, Ph.D., S.J.D., Ed.D., Th.D.) in accredited universities in the United States. Successful candidates must have completed all course work and examinations towards their doctoral degrees by the time their fellowships begin.Selection ProcessPeace Scholar applications are vetted through a rigorous, multi-stage review that includes consideration by independent experts and professional staff at the Institute. The final authority for decisions about Peace Scholar awards rests with the Institute’s Board of Directors.Selection CriteriaSelection of fellowship candidates is based on the following factors:* Project Significance. Does the project address an important topic of relevance to the USIP mandate and the field of international peace, conflict, and security studies?* Project Design. Is the project soundly conceived? Does it identify a key problem to be analyzed, and does it have a clear methodology?* Potential as a Peace Scholar. What is the applicant’s record of achievement and/or leadership potential? What is the applicant’s capacity to benefit from and make professional use of the fellowship experience in subsequent years?Terms of AwardPeace Scholar Awards are currently set at $20,000 for 10 months and are paid directly to the individual. Peace Scholar awards may not be deferred. They generally may not be combined with any other major award or fellowship except in special circumstances and with the written approval of the Institute.Peace Scholars carry out their fellowship work at their universities or other sites appropriate to their research. They are expected to devote full attention to their work and provide periodic reports to the Institute. Peace Scholars may be invited to give a presentation at the Institute and to participate in Institute workshops, conferences, and other activities.Components of a Successful ProposalThere is no single formula for preparing a sound proposal. However, many successful applications for USIP Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowships have certain elements in common. These elements are outlined in the document attached below.*   Read “Components of a Successful Proposal” (.pdf)For further information: contact the JR Program at [email protected] website Similar Stories United Network of Young (UNOY) Peace Builders Forum Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program for Students at U.S. Universitiescenter_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. ← 4th World Biennal of Student Poster 2010, Serbia Weidenfeld Scholarships at the University of Oxford → Call for Long-term EVS Volunteer in Georgia International Social Science Summer School in Ukraine Pocket Redditlast_img read more