Kennedy Center Advisement

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NEW International Cinema: Heima (Icelandic, English)

Tuesday, 24 January, lecture at 5:00 p.m., screening at 5:30 p.m., 250 SWKT
Wednesday, 25 January, 7:30 p.m., 250 SWKT
Friday, 27 January, 7:00 p.m., 250 SWKT
Saturday, 28 January, 3:00 p.m., 250 SWKT

Following their world tour, Icelandic band Sigur Rós returns to their homeland to play a series of free, unannounced concerts featuring reflections from the band members and breathtaking photography of Iceland.

NEW International Cinema: The Killing (English)

Tuesday, 24 January, 7:30 p.m., 250 SWKT
Friday, 27 January, 9:00 p.m., 250 SWKT
Saturday, 28 January, 11:00 a.m., 7:00 p.m., 250 SWKT

Johnny Clay, recently out of prison, puts together a  group of crooks for a risky racetrack heist, but tensions build when a bank teller’s wife gets involved and complicates the scheme in this classic first feature by legendary Stanley Kubrick.

Painting and Not Painting

Wednesday, 25 January, noon, 238 HRCB

Her work, whether it is painting or not painting, is concerned with the organization of space and it’s intrinsic connection to time. She have an abiding fascination with cartography, the sea, and the collection of discarded objects. Close attention to minute occurrences and acknowledgement of loss are deeply embedded in her practice. Download the PDF.

NEW International Cinema: Theeb (Arabic)

Wednesday, 25 January, 5:30 p.m., 250 SWKT
Friday, 27 January, 5:00 p.m., 250 SWKT
Saturday, 28 January, 1:00 and 5:00 p.m., 250 SWKT

In this thrilling coming-of-age story during WWI, a young Bedouin boy must embark on a brutal desert journey to help a British officer towards a secret destination.

NEW Ballard Center: Refugee Solutions Competition

Wednesday, 25 January, 6:00 p.m., 3380 WSC

This is an opportunity to apply your academic studies to a real world challenge. The social entrepreneur and founder of a refugee-focused organization and one of Forbes 30 Under 30 is interested in your ideas to further influence and impact refugees worldwide. You will have the opportunity to create a team and develop a solution to real-world challenges in a social innovation competition, hosted in conjunction with the Hunger Banquet. Register for the info session at

Peru’s Economic Outlook: Prospect and Opportunities

Thursday, 26 January, 11:00 a.m., 238 HRCB

Join us for this look at what is happening with the economy following robust growth last year, placing Peru as one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America. His Excellency Carlos Pareja Rios, son of a career diplomat, was appointed as Peruvian ambassador to the U.S. in September 2016. Download the PDF.

A Christian Approach to Environmental Concern

Friday, 27 January, 3:00 p.m., 238 HRCB

Norman Wirzba, a professor at Duke Divinity School, pursues research and teaching interests at the intersections of theology, philosophy, ecology, and agrarian and environmental studies. Download the PDF.

NEW Job Openings: CenCore, LLC

Wednesday, 25 January, 6:00 p.m., 3380 WSC

The U.S. Department of State Student Internship is an unpaid, intensive internship offering U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students a chance to participate in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with representatives of the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign and Civil Services. The program is both professionally and academically beneficial, providing participants with hands-on experience and insight into the substance and daily operations of U.S. foreign policy. Applicants are allowed to select two bureaus or overseas posts where they would like to work. U.S. Department of State Student Internships generally last ten weeks. Participants must work a full-time schedule (minimum of 32 hours per week). See web site for more information or to apply.

Social Media and Volunteer Specialist Internship

The South Franklin Community Center provides access to educational programs that promote individual growth and encourage relationship building. Our programs and activities provide community involvement opportunities that advocate education, income and health in order to empower and unite residents of the South Franklin neighborhood. The Winter 2017 internship will focus on supporting community center programs through social media and marketing and recruiting volunteers. Download the PDF for more information.

BC Finance Internship

Battaglia Capital, an investment management and holding company in the south of Portugal, is offering a winter 2017 finance internship. Successful candidates will develop experience with diversified private equity investments, international capital markets, business plan analysis and development, governmental incentive programs, and capital budgets. Finance interns will have direct exposure to and mentorship from experienced international managers, the group’s principals, and outsource professionals, including Big-4 consultants and accountants. The internship will take place in Lagos, Portugal, renowned for its rich history, pristine beaches, and temperate weather. Apply via BYU’s Bridge (e-recruiting) system and include a resume and cover letter. For additional information, please contact Jennifer Fairbanks,, or download the PDF.

Ballard Center: Social Innovation Projects

Build your resume. Expand your skills. Change the world with award-winning organizations. Fall internships are just around the corner! Time to take a fresh approach to internships. Let us expand your skill set and talents, build your resume, and change the world all while gaining real work experience on campus. The Ballard Center needs students like you to help organizations, such as Google, Ashoka, EngageNow Africa, and Teach for America, award-winning organizations that do good around the world. For more information and to apply for this incredible experience, visit the web site.

CenCore National Security Internship

Have you dreamed of working for the U.S. government but are not sure where to start? Do want to work for the Department of State, Department of Defense, the CIA, FBI, NSA, or even for Congress? Do you currently have a Top Secret security clearance? If not, you may be out of luck as all of these departments require at least a Top Secret clearance for much of their work. Fortunately, CenCore LLC has an opportunity for current and recently graduated BYU students to obtain Top Secret clearance with one of the highest level accesses available for government work, and you can get paid to do it! If this applies to you, please reach out to Taylor Bond at

Job Openings: CenCore, LLC

CenCore, LLC is a U.S. Government contractor specializing in intelligence operations and analysis, IT, and security with connections and work for multiple three-letter agencies. They are seeking to fill open positions for an Access Control Specialist (ACS) position at top-secret government facilities in several locations including: D.C./Maryland; Augusta, Georgia; San Antonio, Texas; and Oahu, Hawaii. This opportunity should be of greatest interest to students interested in working for the CIA, FBI, NSA, the Defense Department, or the State Department at any point in time in their post-graduate future, as it offers one of the highest-level clearances available at no cost to them and allows them to claim experience with a government contractor on their resume. The position requires an eight-month commitment. Send resumes/questions to Taylor Bond at

Summer Enrichment Program: Rangel International Affairs

Application deadline: Thursday, 2 February 2017

A six-week summer enrichment program is being offered for students interested in international affairs and internationally focused careers. This program includes two for-credit academic courses, a professional writing seminar, visits, meetings with foreign affairs professionals in a wide range of government and non-governmental organizations, and professional development activities. It pays for tuition, room, board, and transportation, as well as a stipend. The program will run 19–29 June 2017. See web site for more information.

NEW Washington, D.C. Summer Program: Community Leadership and Service

Priority application deadline: Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Application deadline: Thursday, 16 March 2017

The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service (IPVS) is an eight-week summer academic internship program sponsored by the Fund for American Studies in partnership with George Mason University. The program offers undergraduate students a firsthand look at national nonprofits and service. Our goal is to help students learn more about community organizations and develop the leadership skills to solve today’s most pressing issues. We are committed to providing an educational experience that will prepare students for meaningful careers in the public, business, or nonprofit sector. Visit for more information or to apply for the program.

NEW Religious Liberty: The Promise of American Religious Pluralism

Thursday, 26 January, 11:00 a.m., 250 SWKT

Hannah C. Smith, senior counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C., will speak in honor of G. Homer Durham. Sponsored by the Management Consulting Club.

NEW 27th Annual SID Hunger Banquet: Stronger Together—Creating a Community with Refugees

Friday, 24 February
NGO Fair, 6:00 p.m., Hunger Banquet, 7:00–9:00 p.m., WSC ballroom

Keynote: SINGA, an NGO developing collaboration between refugees and their host societies, focusing on refugees’ personal, professional, cultural, and entrepreneurial plans and goals. Learn more . . .

FSSO Model Diplomacy Simulation

Hey FSSO! We are considering incorporating a regular simulation activity into our club's activity schedule. We would be using an exciting program designed by the Council on Foreign Relations (with the help of our own Cory Leonard) called Model Diplomacy. You can find information about it on this web site.  It is based on the U.S. National Security Council (NSC), which includes the president, vice president, secretary of state, secretary of the treasury, secretary of defense, assistant to the president for national security affairs, and others. The MD program has a variety of interesting cases like Dispute in the East China Sea, Unrest in Bahrain, Drones in Pakistan, and Humanitarian Intervention in South Sudan, which come with videos, timelines, suggested readings, and more. We think this would be a great way to a) prepare for the FSOT's oral assessment, b) improve negotiation and diplomacy skills, c) learn about U.S. foreign policy in an interactive setting, and d) get to know your fellow club members. If you are interested in being a part of the simulation, fill out and submit the google doc. Frequency and timing of meetings is yet to be determined, but we will keep you updated as we move forward.

BYU European Horizons Chapter

European Horizons is a growing think-tank coming from Yale University. With chapters all over the U.S. and in Europe, this think-tank provides professional opportunities and networking options for students passionate about Europe and the EU. We have recently established a chapter of this thriving think-tank here at BYU In the future, BYU European Horizons will host roundtable discussions with European political and cultural figures, where students can ask questions and discuss issues on a more personal level. We will also send chapter members to conferences where they can publish their research and network with government officials, professors, and fellow undergraduates. If you are interested in joining the BYU Chapter of European Horizons, please contact Chapter President JJ Bebel at or Membership Coordinator Gabe Davis at

Peace and Conflict Resolution Society

The BYU Peace and Conflict Resolution Society (PCRS) is an organization for students interested in peace building and conflict resolution. PCRS strives to provide an environment where students can gain a foundation in peace-building strategies. In addition, events will display to students the importance of conflict resolution on an international and personal level. Through these events, students will network with fellow students and faculty who also have a passion for these topics. PCRS will also connect students to professional opportunities in this field, where students can apply these skills in real-work situations. If you are interested, please visit our Facebook page or e-mail us at

CFR Conference Call: The 45th President’s Inbox

Wednesday, 1 February, 10:00 a.m., 257 HRCB

Elizabeth N. Saunders is an associate professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. Saunder’s research and teaching interests focus on international security and foreign policy. Her book Leaders at War: How Presidents Shape Military Interventions was published in 2011. Irina A. Faskianos, vice president for National Program and Outreach at the Council on Foreign Relations, will also participate. Download the PDF.

NEW A Jewish Perspective on the New Testament

Friday, 3 February, 11:00 a.m., 238 HRCB

Marc Brettler is the Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor in Judaic Studies at Duke University, after having retired from his alma mater Brandeis University.

Interfaith Panel: Global Citizenship and Religious Responsibility

Friday, 3 February, 3:00 p.m., 238 HRCB

Maeera Schreiber, University of Utah; Muhammed Shoayb Mehtar, Khadeejah Mosque (SLC); Jerry Hirano, Salt Lake Buddhist Temple.

NEW Experiments in Governance: A Stocktaking and an Extended Example

Wednesday, 8 February, noon, 238 HRCB

Experiments have become an ever more common tool for learning about what works in development, but they generally do not provide much insight into why particular interventions have the impact they do. A study of governance in Uganda’s health sector will highlight the ways in which experimental work can be used to shed light on the conditions under which an intervention is likely to work and the mechanisms underlying its effectiveness. Dan Posner is the James S. Coleman Professor of International Development at UCLA. Download the PDF.

The Three Environments: Maternal Feminism, Environmental Stewardship, and Global Citizenship

Friday, 10 February, 3:00 p.m., 238 HRCB

As an international and interfaith network, Erika Edwards Decaster and Carolina S. Allen of Big Ocean Women, work to safeguard the natural family, protect children, and preserve human life. Download the PDF.

NEW Sounds, Flavors, and Scents: A Journey into the Arts of Siena and Italy

Wednesday, 15 February, noon, 238 HRCB

Is visual analysis the only way to understand artistic human genius? Might we instead undertake an important multi-sensory approach to better understand the visual arts and culture of a country? Join us as we travel through the works of art in Siena and in Italy, while exercising our senses. You will be amazed at this dual journey! Luca Bonomi is president of the Società Dante Alighieri of Siena, Italy.

NEW CFR Conference Call: Germany and the Future of Europe

Thursday, 16 February, 1:00 p.m., 237b HRCB

Mary Elise Sarotte is a faculty associate for the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. Sarotte is working on two books: an edited volume, on the on-going impact of German reunification on European and transatlantic politics, and a monograph on NATO expansion and U.S. foreign policy. Irina A. Faskianos, vice president for National Program and Outreach at the Council on Foreign Relations, will also participate. Download the PDF.

NEW “Health in the Navel, Marrow in the Bones”: Communicating to an LDS Audience about Environmental Risk

Friday, 17 February, 3:00 p.m., 238 HRCB

Rebekah Crawford, a graduate student at Ohio University, interrogates the ways people and organizations communicate about mental well-being. Download the PDF.

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