Call for Papers – Special Issue of the Harvard Educational Review (HER)

The Harvard Educational Review (HER) is seeking papers from researchers, practitioners, families, and youth for an upcoming Special Issue on Undocumented Students and Education. While undocumented students make up 1–3 percent of students in the U.S. public school system, they are also one of the most vulnerable populations—shedding light on their experiences reveals that there are structural factors that either inhibit or support the educational and personal trajectories of these students. As such, while undocumented immigrant students have a legal right to K–12 education in the United States, their academic and social experiences vary greatly.
Research in this growing field has drawn attention to the untenable nature of undocumented students’ lives and the disjuncture created by contradictory educational and immigration policies. However, little is known about these students’ educational contexts—primarily school settings—and how teachers, administrators, and community members interact with undocumented students. The theme of this Special Issue, “Dissolving Boundaries: Understanding Undocumented Students’ Educational Experiences,” highlights our interest in papers that delve into the “black box” of formal educational experiences to explore the important roles that schools, universities, educators, and communities play in shaping students’ childhood, adolescent, and young-adult trajectories.
We welcome submissions pertaining to the complex contexts of undocumented childhood and adolescence, the challenges undocumented students face as a result of their unique circumstances, and how this diverse group of students may use support systems to thrive in the current education system.
We invite authors to consider addressing one or more of the following contextual themes:

  •     School: “Safe Spaces” and/or Sites for the Policing of “Illegality.”
  •     After School: Undocumented Children and Youth Participation and Experiences in Out-of-School Time Programs, Community-Based Settings, and Higher Education.
  •     First-Person Perspectives: Opportunities and Challenges in K–12 and Higher Education, as told by students and practitioners.
  •     Intersectionality: Undocumented youth experiencing compounded societal challenges due to intersecting social statuses (e.g., low-income, racially minoritized).
  •     Beyond the United States: Research and reflection on undocumented students’ experiences internationally.

These themes are in no way meant to be exhaustive. HER has historically defined education broadly, as education takes place in many locations beyond schools. We encourage works and perspectives that articulate cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, and comparative perspectives.

We are seeking the following:
Research articles or essays, including (but not limited to) original research based on empirical studies, and theoretical essays grounded in literature. Research article or essay submissions should be no longer than 9,000 words.
Voices: Reflective Accounts of Education, written by students, teachers, parents, community members, and/or others involved in education, whose perspectives can inform policy, practice, and/or research. Submissions of this type generally contain a detailed narrative that weaves ideas, situations, and experiences together, and highlights key learnings. Please note that for this Special Issue, Voices submissions should be no longer than 3,000 words.
We highly advise that interested authors review our Guidelines for Authors, which can be found at, prior to submission.

How to Submit
Please submit your manuscript at under the “Dissolving Boundaries: Understanding Undocumented Students’ Educational Experiences” section. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis from now through January 12, 2015. Late submissions will not be accepted.
If you have questions about your submission, such as its topic, relevance, or format, please contact
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PCT Distance Learning Course: Introduction to the Patent Cooperation Treaty


This PCT distance learning course provides an introduction and general overview of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), an international system for seeking patents on a global scale. The course is developed by WIPO specialists on the PCT using the pedagogical and distance learning methodology of the WIPO Academy. The course is entirely self-study and includes test questions to measure your understanding and progress in learning the content. In addition to the course material, you will find links to specific reference documents, such as legal texts and other official WIPO documents.


WHO CAN ENROLL: Anyone who needs a basic understanding of the PCT system.



This is an open course with no expiration date. It is available online without any time restrictions. You can follow the course at your own pace on your PC, or alternatively, download the entire course content for study on paper. It is estimated that 4 hours of total study time is required to complete the course.

COURSE CERTIFICATE: No course certificate is issued for completion of this self-learning course.

REGISTRATION: You need to register for this course in order to access the interactive and PDF versions of the study modules.

HOW TO ENROLL: You can create an account here and then enroll for the course.

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World Law Dialogue is a global platform for young people from around the world to come together and debate on issues of prime concern facing the world. The dialogue will have 100 Delegates from around the world who will be divided into 5 Working Groups to engage in 3 Days of Intense Discussions and Legislation Drafting. Focus Areas of the Working Groups are Education, Healthcare, Information Technology, International Relations and Women Empowerment.

The dialogue will have both formal and informal events. Formal events include Keynote Presentations, Participant Presentations, Panel Discussions, Focus Group Sessions and Action Group Meetings. Informal events include Global Village, Cultural Night, Fashion Show, Dance and Musical Performances.

WHEN & WHERE: The first edition of dialogue will take place from 29th – 31st August, 2013 at Dharwad, India

ORGANISER: Alexis Centre for Study and Research in Law at Karnataka University’s Sir Siddappa Kambali Law College, Dharwad


  • His Highness Sheikh Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Ali Al Nuaimi
  • Shri Harish Salve
  • Shri Shailesh Gandhi
  • Dr. Ashwin Mahesh


See Eligibility and Registration Process here

See Delegate Fee and Payment Details here


Alexis Centre for Study and Research in Law

C/o Bharat R. Itagi
105, 4th Cross, 1st Main, Narayanpur,
Dharwad – 580008 (INDIA)

Contact Persons:

  • Mr. Bharat R. Itagi  +919901399009
  • Ms. Apoorva Bhat    +917259705400   
  • Mr. Harsha Patil       +919844436034

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Internship Opportunity at Biodiversity International


Bioversity International is a research-for-development organization working with partners worldwide to use and conserve agricultural and forest biodiversity for improved livelihoods, nutrition, sustainability and productive and resilient ecosystems. Bioversity International is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future.

Bioversity International’s headquarters are near Rome, Italy, along with Rome-based UN food agencies Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and World Food Programme (WFP).  They have regional offices in Colombia, Kenya and Malaysia.

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Bioversity’s internship programme has three major objectives:

  • to offer young graduate or undergraduate students an opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in their field of specialization
  • to promote a better understanding of Bioversity and the CGIAR system
  • to provide groups at headquarters and in the regions with the assistance of outstanding young students specializing in fields relevant to Bioversity’s activities.


Eligibility: Applicants for internships must be currently enrolled in a university or graduate school and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies, or alternatively, have completed their university studies within the past six months.

Interns will not be eligible for employment as regular staff members during the internship or for a period of six months following the expiration of their internship.

Duration: Normally, interns will be employed for a maximum period of up to one year, with a possible extension for a further period of up to six months. T

Stipend: Interns may be paid a modest stipend, to assist them to cover their essential maintenance during the time of their internship.

NOTE: Interns will be granted two days of vacation leave per completed month of service, and medical insurance during the period of the internship will be covered by Bioversity unless they are otherwise adequately insured.


If you are interested in being included in the general Internship Roster, please apply online. Please be advised that Bioversity International will only contact those applicants to whom it may be able to offer an internship. The applications will be retained by the organization for a maximum of 12 months.


Email:  Human Resources
Fax: (39) 06-6118341

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Workshop on Transformational Role of Women in Preserving Ecology through Sustainable Practices

WHEN: 8-9 April, 2013

WHERE: Madras Christian College, Tambaram, Chennai


  • Green Consumerism
  • Model Home
  • Waste Management
  • Healthy Diet
  • SHG EcologyInitiative

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Academicians, Research Scholars, NGOs, Self Help Groups, Corporates


Registration Fee can be paid by way of cheque/DD drawn in favour of ‘The Bursar, Madras Christian College‘ payable at ‘Chennai‘.

NOTE: Accommodation and local hospitality will be provided to outstation participants.


  • Last Date of Registration: March 3o, 2013
  • Last Date of Payment of Registration Fee: April 4, 2013

REGISTRATION FORM (below) Registration Form

NUJS Summer School Certificate Programme, 2013


The W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata in association with the Faculty of National University of Singapore, announces its 2nd Summer Law School Programme to be conducted in June 2013 at the Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Campus, Shillong.


This Summer Law School Programme offers the unique opportunity to receive intensive legal training on diverse subjects of global and comparative concerns from academics of international repute and eminence.


The Programme shall include courses on-

  1. Constitutional Rights in India: Historical, Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives
  2. Legal Argument and Narrative 
  3. Mergers and Acquisitions 
  4. Negotiating Syndicated Loan Agreements 

Teaching Hours: Each two-credit course shall have a total of 24 teaching-hours and the one-credit course would have 12 teaching hours in total.

Course Completion: Students have to complete at least 3 credits for completion of the programme. However, no student shall be permitted to take more than 4 credits.

Duration: This Programme shall be held over two weeks from Monday, June 3, 2013 to Saturday, June 15, 2013.

Accommodation: Accommodation for the selected students shall be organised at the Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Campus, Shillong.


  • Tuition Fees: INR 22, 000
  • Accommodation and Food: INR 10, 000

See Course Structure, Admission, Eligibility and other relevant details here