Call for candidates Summer School on Women, Peace and Security 2012

[Attachment(s) from Faisal Akbaruddin Taqwa included below]

Tapping the water market? The US Water Partnership

A few days ago Secretary Clinton announced the formation of US Water Partnership. Details are sketchy at the moment but we all know that state’s involvement in water networking is nothing new. Netherlands are quite active through their alliance with the world bank (BNWP), French through Coalition D' Eau/World Water Council and Stockholm through their World Water Week.

It seems that the US are now joining those list of states which mobilizes their resources on the water sector. From any angle, politics, economics and technology, the potential is huge. Read more here.



Call for Applicants: Ewha Global Empowerment Program 2012 Summer

Ewha Global Empowerment Program (2012 summer)
"Asian Feminisms and Transnational Activism"
July 5 - 18, 2012
Asian Center for Women's Studies, Ewha Womans University
Seoul, South Korea
The Asian Center for Women's Studies at Ewha Womans University is calling for applicants for the Ewha Global Empowerment Program (EGEP) 2012 summer. EGEP is a two-week program that will take place twice a year (January and July). It aims to empower women working in non-governmental public sectors and to nourish the next generation of women leaders in Asia and Africa. EGEP 2012 summer (July 5-18, 2012) is designed for women activists in non-governmental public sectors in Asia, with the theme of "Asian Feminisms and Transnational Activism."

Program Goals
On completing this program, participants of this program will have:
           - improved their theoretical knowledge and practical capacities from a gender perspective;
           - broadened their understanding of women's lives, women's issues, and women's rights in              
             Asian context; and
           -strengthened their leadership capacities to build women's solidarity and cooperation in local,
             national, and transnational contexts.
With minimum three years of experience, women activists working in international and national non-governmental public sectors in Asia, such as NGOs, NPOs, civil society organizations, including individuals working independently are encouraged to apply for this program.

Number of Participants: 20~25

While a more specific EGEP curriculum will be provided separately, the following is the major activity that participants may expect from the program:
            -EGEP open forum
            -EGEP workshop
            -Action plans
            -Study tours to Korean NGOs
            -Cultural and social events

English is the official language of the EGEP.

Application Requirements
            -Application Form
            -Statement of Purpose
            -Letter of Recommendation
            -Curriculum Vitae
            -A Scanned Copy of Passport
※Application requirements should submitted via online ( ).
Submission Date: April 2 ~ 15, 2012 (Korean local time). Late applications will not be considered.
※All forms are downloadable at the Asian Center for Women's Studies ( ).
Selection Criteria
The selection committee will evaluate the applicants based on the following criteria:
 field experience                                                                         25%
 expertise in women's issues                                                       25%
 potential as next generation of women leaders                            25%
 contribution to the community                                                    25%
※Successful candidates will be informed individually via e-mail on May 14, 2012.
Ewha Womans University provides the funding to cover fees for the tuition, dormitory including a two-week allowance for all the participants. Funds for airfare will be awarded only to the participants from Korean ODA beneficiary countries.
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Cara mengutip status facebook dan twitter dengan style MLA dan APA

Twitter dan facebook memang bukan otoritas ilmiah. Namun demikian sebagai pernyataan fakta status facebook dan twitter tentunya bisa dikutip dalam tulisan ilmiah.
Contoh yang diberikan oleh MLA adalah sebagai berikut:

Athar, Sohaib (ReallyVirtual). “Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).” 1 May 2011, 3:58 p.m. Tweet.

Sementara contoh yang diusulkan APA adalah sebagai berikut:
BarackObama. (2009a, July 15). Launched American Graduation Initiative 
 to help additional 5 mill. Americans graduate college by 2020: [Twitter post]. Retrieved from

Tentunya, mengutip twitter dan facebook dalam karya ilmiah memiliki beberapa masalah, diantaranya soal (1) retreivability dan (2) sudut pandang waktu pengutipan.

  1. How do I Cite a Tweet? (Modern Language Association)
  2. How to Cite Twitter and Facebook, Part II: Reference List Entries and In-Text Citations (American Psychological Association)