OSAE – FES Summer School in Rural and Agricultural Studies, July 3 - 9 2019, in Tunis, Tunisia

Call for Applications from activists, independent researchers, Masters, and doctoral students: In collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), the Observatory of Food Sovereignty and the Environment (OSAE) organizes its first summer school in Rural and Agricultural Studies, to be held July 3 - 9 2019, in Tunis, Tunisia.

July 3 - 9 2019, in Tunis, Tunisia

Call for Applications from activists, independent researchers, Masters, and doctoral students

In collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), the Observatory of Food Sovereignty and the Environment (OSAE) organizes its first summer school in Rural and Agricultural Studies, to be held July 3 - 9 2019, in Tunis, Tunisia.

Our aim is to provide rigorous social-scientific training in rural sociology, agricultural and ecological studies, and broader trade issues, related to international food trade. The Summer School will have three parts: (1) daily sessions with the instructors; (2) students discussing their research with the instructors; (3) a 3-day-long “fieldwork” trip with meetings with small farmers and local actors.

Lecturing will be in a combination of French, Arabic, and English, depending on the composition of the students. However, we ask that all attendees have at least a passive command of the Arabic language in order to be able to understand lectures and conversations. Students from the Arab world, Africa, Europe, and North America are welcome to apply. However, preference will be for students from the Arab world. All costs, including food, lodging, and transportation will be covered for students from the region. Students from Western countries are expected to cover their own travel expenses to Tunisia, however justified exceptions are possible.

Those interested in submitting applications for the workshop ought to submit the following, in a one-page letter in French, English, or Arabic (approximately 500-700 words):

  1. Title and short description of your current research project
  2. What you hope to gain from participation in the summer school
  3. Institutional affiliation, if you have one
  4. Short CV (one page)
  5. Copy of passport (PDF)

Please submit applications by March 30, 2019 to OSAE Marsad osae.marsad(at)gmail.com

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Department for Middle East and North Africa
FES Berlin
Hiroshimastraße 28
10785 Berlin

info.nahost(at)fes.de

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