Scholarships: MA in Human Rights and Democratisation, Mahidol University, Thailand

Scholarships: MA in Human Rights and Democratisation, Mahidol University, Thailand

The Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies at Mahidol University, Thailand is pleased to announce open the Academic Year 2019-2020 Intake Process for the Master of Arts in Human Rights and Democratisation (APMA) Program.

With partial funding from the European Commission, the APMA partnership of five universities has graduated over 150 students. The degree has contributed much to the capacity of emerging leaders in the Asia Pacific region who protect and promote human rights and democracy. The partner universities are Ateneo de Manila Law School (the Philippines), Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia), Kathmandu School of Law (Nepal), The University of Colombo, Centre for the Study of Human Rights (Sri Lanka), and University of Sydney (Australia, non-teaching status).

Many of those coming into the degree will already be working in the field of human rights, democratisation or related sectors such as development, peace, humanitarian, democracy, and environment. It is anticipated that the research and advocacy skills, as well as the expanded knowledge base that students will acquire through the degree, will significantly assist them when working in the internationalized context of rights and democracy. Graduates will be qualified to work in policy, advocacy and research positions in non-governmental, governmental and inter-governmental organisations.

For 2019, there will be 20 full scholarship opportunities available for nationals from the Asia Pacific region. Comprehensive information about the program, the IHRP, the partner universities, and the application and scholarship criteria-requirements can be found in the APMA Program Application-Information Kit at: http://bit.ly/APMAapplication.Please cite PCDN as the source of the posting in your application. 
The First Round of application is open to both Scholarship and Non-scholarship applicants, and its Closing Date is on 28 FEBRUARY 2019. First Round applicants will be notified of their results by 1 MARCH 2019.
The Second Round of application is open only to Non-scholarship applicants and its Closing Date is on 1 MAY 2019. Second Round applicants will be notified of their results by 15 MAY 2019.
For application submission and all enquiries, please contact the Program Secretary at ihrpmhrd@mahidol.ac.th.

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Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Founder of PCDN.global, which connects a global community of changemakers to the tools, community and opportunities to build careers of impact and scale change. He has strong experience in the development sector, academia and social entrepreneurship. From 2005 to 2016 he served as a professor in the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University (where he still teaches). He has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 countries organizations including with USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International and others. Craig is a recognized leader in the social sector field. He has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University. Dr. Zelizer spent two years in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia. He has published widely on peacebuilding, entrepreneurship, and innovation in higher education.
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