CPG Online Magazine 01/2020
The Heinrich-Böll Foundation, has published its 2019 Plastic Atlas. “The Plastic Atlas has the hard facts, data and figures to prove that the story of plastic that industry is telling us is a myth. [It suggests] urgent and drastic reductions in plastic production and consumption and regulation at the local, national and global level that tackle plastic pollution at the source.”
Upcoming Public Holidays:
01 January 2020: New Year’s Day
25 January 2020: Chinese New Year
10 February 2020: Magha Puja
Upcoming National Days:
January 01 Cuba Day of the Victory of the Revolution (1959)
January 01 Sudan Independence Day (1956)
January 04 Myanmar Independence Day (1948)
January 26 Australia Australia Day (1788)
January 26 India Republic Day (1950)
February 04 Sri Lanka Independence Day (1975)
February 06 New Zealand Waitangi Day (1840)
February 11 Iran Anniversary of Victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran (1979)
February 16 Lithuania Independence Day (1918)
February 18 Gambia Independence Day (1965)
February 23 Brunei Darussalam National Day (1984)
February 23 Japan Birthday of H.M. Emperor Naruhito
February 24 Estonia Independence Day (1918)
February 25 Kuwait National Day (1961)
February 27 Dominican Republic Independence Day (1844)
Articles & Interviews
Dr Strobe Driver, War, Conflict and Asia-Pacific security independent researcher and writer, Adjunct Researcher at Federation University, Australia.
Dr. Frederick Kliem is a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Multilateralism Studies (CMS) of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
The “ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship Program” supports incoming fellowships for postdoctoral researchers at the ETH Zurich. The program is intended to foster high-potential, young researchers who have already demonstrated excellence in terms of internationally competitive achievements in the early stages of their professional careers. Applications have to be made jointly by the candidate and their host who must be an ETH Zurich Professor and who will act as a mentor of the fellow. For more information visit https://www.ethz.ch/en/research/research-promotion/eth-internal-programmes/eth-fellowships.html Deadline is on 1 March 2020.
The DAAD Development-Related Postgraduate Courses offers foreign graduates from development and newly industrialized countries from all disciplines and with at least two years’ professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognized German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany. For further details go to https://www.daad.or.th/en/scholarship-database/. Deadline depends on the chosen study programme.
An overview of all DAAD scholarships with relevance for researchers and students from Thailand can be found here: https://www.daad.or.th/en/find-funding/
The Friedrich Ebert Foundation Scholarship is aimed at supporting students from Africa, Asia, Latin America or Eastern Europe that intend to study in Germany in any subject area. The students must demonstrate excellent school or academic merit and must be committed to the values of social democracy. More information can be found at https://www.fes.de/studienfoerderung/other-languages/. Deadline depends on the type of application.
The Singapore Management University offers Overseas Postgraduate Scholarships which provide financial support to recipients to pursue an overseas research programme. The scholarship includes academic guidance and mentorship. For more details go to https://www.smu.edu.sg/moe-start/overseas-pg-scholarship. Deadlines vary.
The World Academy of Sciences offers various fellowships and grants to PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers from developing countries. For more information visit https://twas.org/opportunities Deadlines vary.
Rotary Peace Fellowship allows up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships to pursue a Professional Development Certificate Program or Master’s Degree Program related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention at one of the participating peace centers around the world (USA, Japan, UK, Australia, Sweden, and Thailand). For more information: https://my.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowship-application. Applications will reopen in February 2020.
The Kennisontwikkelings programma Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (OKP NFP) provides fellowships for highly motivated professionals who are interested at participating in a Dutch University. The professionals must be in a position to introduce the newly acquired skills and knowledge into their employing organisation. The applicants must find a suitable university and submit your application via the Dutch institution offering the course. For more information: https://www.nuffic.nl/en/files/documents Deadline is on 14 January 2020.
The ASEAN Master Scholarship is aimed at supporting students from ASEAN countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) who intend to study at the University of Nottingham. You will be eligible to apply if you are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes and hold an offer to start a full-time master’s degree program (excluding MRes) at Nottingham in any subject area. More information can be found at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studywithus. Applications will reopen in January 2020.
Special Lecture “70 Years German Basic Law”
CPG Seminar “The Thai Personal Data Protection Act and its Draft Implementing Rules and Regulations”
International Workshop on “Advocating Advocacy Reform in ASEAN”
8th CPG Winter Academy on Human Rights & Development 2019
International Seminar: CPG’s Geopolitical Focus: Trends in Southeast Asia and ASEAN
International Workshop on “Digital Democracy in ASEAN in the Age of Digitalization”
Christmas Alumni Seminar “10 Years of CPG: Experiences & Achievements”
Movie Workshop on the Occasion of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Thailand YSEALI Network YSEALI YOUnified 2019 Project “TrashNager”