A reader of this blog asked me to advertise the following vacancy:
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is looking to recruit Lebanese lawyers and jurists for its National Visiting Professionals program. The positions are relatively well paid at over 1000 euros per month and include travel costs to The Hague. This would be a great opportunity to gain exposure and training in an international court and to contribute knowledge and experience in Lebanese law at the same time.
Make sure to read the vacancy announcement on their website, and have a look at the other jobs advertised as well while you’re there.
While we’re on the subject of announcements, Nick Noe asked me to let you all know about a new program that Mideastwire is sponsoring:
Mideastwire.com, in partnership with The Syria Report, is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the first Damascus Exchange. The two-week program August 1-15 will engage students from around the world in a multifaceted discussion of some of the key issues facing Syria and the region.
The Damascus Exchange program rests on three tracks:
Academic – Participants will attend a series of seminars led by leading academics and public intellectuals in Syria. Topics will include: Economic reform challenges; The evolving relationship between Syria and Turkey; Syria’s role in the Middle East peace process; Arab nationalism; Hydro-politics in the Levant; and, Doing business in Syria: Barriers, opportunities and practices.
Language – Participants will have the option of attending 20 hours of Arabic language instruction. Modules will be available at different levels.
Dialogue with Leaders – Participants will have the opportunity to meet, listen and engage political, economic and religious leaders in Syria.
For more information, check out the website.
If any other readers out there want to place a Lebanon-related classified ad on this blog (goats for sale, olive oil soap, etc.), well, you can’t. Not even if you send me the text for the ad and $350 to Qifa Nabki Worldwide Headquarters, Carrel #566, Widener Library 5th Floor, Cambridge MA 02138.