The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR) at King’s College London is offering young leaders from Israel and the Arab world the opportunity to come to London for a period of four months in order to develop their ideas on how to further peace and mutual understanding in the Middle East through research, debate and constructive dialogue in a neutral political environment.
The Atkin Fellowship is aimed at promoting new thinking among young leaders — typically from government, business, academia, and the media — who occupy, or will occupy, positions from which they can shape politics and public opinion in Israel and the Arab world. Applicants must be graduates; based in the Middle East at the time of their application; and fluent English speakers. Applications from women are encouraged.
Fellows will be based at the ICSR offices at King’s College London and receive a stipend to cover their accommodation, living costs and travel. They are expected to complete a paper dealing with one aspect of the current conflict. In addition, whilst in London they will promote information and education about issues in the region by making themselves available for debate and consultation, as well as jointly organise a series of seminars dealing with aspects of the current upheavals in the Middle East. Fellows will be joining a network a like-minded young leaders from the region.
We are currently recruiting two Atkin Fellows for the period from 1 October 2013 to 31 January 2014, as well as two Atkin Fellows for the period from 1 February 2014 to 31 May 2014.
For the forthcoming intake, we are looking for applicants from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria only. Deadline for applications is 13 June 2013.
For more information on the Atkin fellowship and how to apply, please visit http://icsr.info/projects/
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