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2011 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TRANSATLANTIC FELLOWS (BFTF) SUMMER INSTITUTE
July 2-July 29, 2011 – Ages 16-18
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
www.BFTF.org

Do you know a teenager (16-18) who is interested in meeting young people from Europe, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia? Do they have an interest in learning more about transatlantic relationships, public advocacy and civic engagement?

The Department of Communication at Wake Forest University is offering 10 Scholarships for American students to attend the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows (BFTF) Summer Institute. These Scholarships include the following:

• $2,500 scholarship; Designation as Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellow (covers tuition, activities, meals and lodging in WFU dorm, and partial travel funds to and from WFU)
• Participation in all Institute events, including classes on: Citizenship, Comparative Constitutionalism, Documentary Production and Theory, New Media, Public Advocacy, taught by Wake Forest and visiting faculty.
• Seven day educational trip to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, PA, including a visit to the State Department, The Washington Center and several sites including the Newseum in DC; Constitution Center in Philadelphia, etc.
• Civic engagement activities, local community service projects and workshops on public advocacy.
• Cultural activities including an International Dinner, visits to places of worship and other local sites.

The U.S. Fellows would join about 50 Fellows on the Wake Forest campus for a month-long Institute. The international Fellows are from over 30 countries ranging from Armenia to Iceland, Denmark to Kosovo, Malta to Lithuania. Participants will arrive at WFU on July 2 and depart on July 29, 2011.

Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and 16-18 years old. For more information and the application form, visit our website.

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Rights and Responsibilities:
A Symposium on Citizenship
Wake Forest University
Thursday, April 7, 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS, PANELS, AND OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS
DEADLINE: March 10, 2011
Participants will be notified by March 21

The Department of Communication, the Institute for Public Engagement and
the Office of the Provost at Wake Forest University invite students,
scholars, community members, interest groups, and businesses to a
Symposium to discuss the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

We welcome all contributions addressing themes related to citizenship
(papers, proposals for panels, and other creative ideas). Issues may
include, but are not limited to:
• Voter participation and involvement
• Role of non-profit organizations
• Conceptions of state security and privacy rights
• Investing in local communities
• Rights of others
• Religion and citizenship
• Influence of social media, new media
• Policies on citizenship, rights and responsibilities

Papers must not exceed 25 pages and include a separate cover page with
complete contact information. No information identifying the author
should appear on the paper.

Panel Discussion/Debate/Roundtable Proposals must include a 250-word
abstract, a 250-word rationale, and a list of participants, their
affiliation and contact information.

Two $300 prizes will be awarded for Best Student Paper and for Best
Panel. A small scholarship for travel and lodging expenses is available.
If you wish to be considered for the scholarship, please include a short
letter with your application.

Send or e-mail all materials to:
Alessandra Beasley Von Burg
Department of Communication
Wake Forest University
Box 7347, Reynolda Station
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
beaslea@wfu.edu

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