Internship Opportunity at Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
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Internship Opportunity at ASEF
Department Public Affairs
Type of PositionInternship (6 months)
Date of CommencementEarly September 2008
Deadline of Application 15 August 2008
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)seeks to promote better mutual understanding and closer co-operation between the people of Asia and Europe through greater intellectual, cultural, and people-to-people exchanges. These exchanges include conferences, lecture tours, workshops, seminars and the use of web-based platforms. The major achievement of ASEF is the establishment of permanent bi-regional networks focussed on areas and issues that help to strengthen Asia-Europe relations.
Established in February 1997 by the partners of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)1, ASEF is the only permanent physical institution of the ASEM process, and works in partnership with other public institutions and civil society actors to ensure its work is broad-based and balanced among the partner countries. The Asia-Europe Foundation celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.
The Public Affairs Department of ASEF seeks to engage a motivated intern for a period of six months starting September 2008.The department promotes public awareness and understanding about ASEF and the ASEM process, and facilitates greater mutual understanding between Europe and Asia through the conduct of active public, media and institutional relations. Its function is to communicate timely and accurate information to a diverse range of constituencies in coordination with all of ASEF’s portfolios.
About the Position
The successful candidate will be assigned the following general duties and
1. Projects, Special Events and Visits
a. Assist in the preparation of upcoming projects
b. Co-ordinate logistics with project partners
c. Provide administrative support for project’s participants and other invited
d. Prepare display materials for information booths and visits to ASEF
e. Respond to external queries
1 .ASEM (the Asia-Europe Meeting) is an informal process of dialogue and cooperation. It brings together Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mongol ia, Myanmar, The Netherlands, Pakistan, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam, the European Commission and the ASEAN Secretariat.
Note: the Public Affairs department will be organising the following events in
6th Asia-Europe Journalists’ Seminar
7th Asia-Europe Journalists’ Colloquium
2. Corporate Communications & Publications
a. Assist in the co-ordination of the production of the ASEF newsletter (every
trimester), and other printed materials as needed (e.g. Annual report, brochuresetc)
b. Assist in the corporate video revamp exercise
c. Assist in the corporate guidelines update exercise
3. Press Relations
a. Compile news clippings on ASEF – hardcopy and website archives
b. Draft press releases as needed
c. Assist in the update and expansion of the existing media database
a. Draft publicity or information materials on ASEF
b. Assist in preparing mail-out of publications
c. Various co-ordination and writing tasks as assigned by the Director
The successful candidate will have the following profile:
Nationality of an ASEM partner country
Excellent command of written and spoken English
Knowledge of at least one other ASEM language is a plus,
Good command of basic Microsoft Office applications,
Graduate or Postgraduate studies preferably in journalism, public relations,
marketing, communications, international relations, or Asian/ European regional
Relevant working experience is a plus,
Demonstrated knowledge and interest in multilateralism, international organisations and current world affairs.
How to Apply
Applicants should send the followings:
a.Cover letter detailing the qualities/contributions that he/she can bring to the
Public Affairs Department.
b.CV with candidate’s contact details highlighting past studies/work experiences
related to the above job requirements.
To: Soh Lai Yee (Ms)
Assistant Director, Public Affairs Department
Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
31 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Email application is preferred. For further information, visitwww.asef.org.
A nominal monthly financial remunerationof S$1,200 for Singapore-based intern or
S$1,800 (including housing allowance) for overseas interns is offered. In addition, ASEF also offers a modest medical insurance scheme to all interns.
==========================Sincerely yours,RETNO WIDYASTUTI (Chiku)Pondok Gede, Bekasi, Jawa Barat
Dr milis yang lain.Semoga berguna.
daily_crcs] Minta Bantuan
Sunday, August 3, 2008 10:01 PM
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Mohon bantuannya, bagi temen-temen CRCS yang mempunyai kenalan
jaringan pemuda di Yogyakarta untuk memberikan informasi kegiatan
Video Conference "be a young Indonesian Moslem" yang diadakan
kerjasama antara Peace Tech. inc (Filipina), AMAN Indonesia, Cemara
institute dan CFSS Yogyakarta. Kegiatan tersebut merupakan rangkain
terakhir dari beberapa kegiatan workshop yang dilaksanakan selama
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28 Agustus 2008 di Gedung Multi Purpose UIN Yogyakarta yang
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daily_crcs] CRCS & ICRS Forum with Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd: Friday, 8 August 08
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 4:11 PM
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Hope you won’t miss this a must-visit forum: we will have two following distuingished Muslim scholars speak at CRCS & ICRS Forum:
Date : Friday, 8 August 2008
Time : 1 – 3 pm (started with a lunch together)
Venue : Room 306, Third Floor, UGM Graduate School
Jln. Teknika Utara Pogung Yogyakarta
Topic : “Hermeneutics as a Method in Religious Studies”
Speakers : - Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd
- Ali Mabrook
It is free and on a first-come-first basis. Look forward to seeing you there!!
A Glance at Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd
Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd was born in Qufaha near Tanta, Egypt on July 10, 1943. At the age of 12, he was imprisoned for allegedly sympathising with Muslim Brotherhood. After receiving a technical formation he worked for the National Communications Organization in Cairo. At the same time, he started studying at Cairo University, where he obtained his BA in Arabic Studies (1972), and later his MA (1977) and PhD (1981) in Islamic Studies, with works concerning the interpretation of the Qur'an. In 1982, he joined the faculty of the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at Cairo University as an assistant professor. He became an associate professor in 1987.
Zayd suffered major religious persecution for his views on the Qur'an as a religious, mythical, literary work. In 1995, he was promoted to the rank of full professor, but Islamic controversies about his academic work led to a court decision of apostasy and the denial of the appointment. A hisbah trial started against him by fundamentalist Islamic scholars, he was declared a heretic (Murtadd) by an Egyptian court, was consequently declared divorced from his wife, Cairo University French Literature professor Dr. Ibthal Younis (since, according to Sharia law, it is not permissible for her to be married to a non-Muslim) and, in effect, forced out of his homeland.
The Nasr Abu Zayd case began when he was refused a promotion for the post of full professor. In May 1992, Dr. Abu Zayd presented his academic publications to the Standing Committee of Academic Tenure and Promotion for advancement. Among the thirteen works in Arabic and other languages were Imam Shafei and the Founding of Medieval Ideology and The Critique of Religious Discourse. The committee presented three reports, two were in favor of the promotion of Dr. Abu Zayd. But the third one, written by Abdel-Sabour Shahin, a professor of Arabic linguistics and a committee member, accused Abu Zayd of "clear affronts to the Islamic faith" and rejected the promotion.
Despite the two positive reports, the Tenure and Promotion Committee voted against the promotion (seven votes to six), arguing that his works did not justify a promotion. The Council of the Arabic Department stated against the committee's decision, and The Council of the Faculty of Arts criticized the committee report. Despite all that, the Council of Cairo University confirmed the decision of the committee report in 18 March 1993.Peace Generation is da BestVokoke Perkapers will alwyyzz be blessed lahJoy oh joyOf the life adventure I'll find in the next bend of beingSince knowledge omnivora have I decided to be"Aerodynamically a bee can't fly .But since a bee don't know the law of aerodynamics , a bee fly."Mary Kay AshDon't know who she is but worthy word she does has.