Jindal Centre for the Global South (JCGS)

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly poverty eradication, requires national policies, an international and regional cooperation that supports development efforts. The research Centres that are focusing on the Global South studies are very few in the Southern globe in comparison to their number in the North countries. Jindal Centre for the Global South aims to fill this gap and conducts policy-oriented research, dialogue and training into the social, economic and political key issues across countries of the Global South with a special emphasis on South-South Cooperation and its underpinning development opportunities for the Global South countries. The Centre promotes the unity of the South in achieving the SDGs while recognizing the diversity of national interests and priorities.

Jindal Centre for the Global South is affiliated to the School of International Affairs at Jindal Global University (JGU). It draws researchers from across the faculties of social sciences and humanities from inside and outside JGU.

In regard of the aspiration of JGU to become a “Global” university, it was imperative to have a research Centre dedicated to study all issues related to challenges facing the “Global South”. Jindal Centre for the Global South brings research expertise together at Jindal Global University in relation to the Global South, promoting interdisciplinary cooperation among faculties, researchers and students in India and internationally.

The primary objective of the Jindal Centre for the Global South is to become a Centre of excellence that brings together well-established and internationally renowned area of studies focusing on Global South Studies and South-South Cooperation. By bringing together faculty from a variety of disciplines across the social sciences and humanities inside and outside JGU, Jindal Centre for the Global South aims to:

  1. Further and promote top-level international research on Global South studies, development finance and South-South Cooperation.
  2. Become a national, and international hub of intellectual that emphasizes creativity and innovation that provides innovative solutions to the Global South.

Jindal Centre for the Global South works on a wide range of issues relevant to the developing countries, such as development policies, sustainable development, development finance, climate change, global governance, economic and social development, South-South Cooperation, global economic conditions, technology transfer, access to knowledge, international trade, health and food security.

I. Courses: JCGS organizes the following courses for Bachelor’s, and Master’s students: (1). International Development Finance and South-South Cooperation, (2). Political economy of Africa, (3). Politics of Developing Nations, (4). International Political Economy: Topics on Development and Latin America, (5). Sustainable Development and Climate Change, and (6). The Politics of Development.

II. Research and Publications: Developing a strong research agenda focused around three key themes:

  • Addressing Global South development challenges.
  • Assessing the role of South-South Cooperation in addressing the 2030’s Global Agenda for sustainable development.
  • Mapping innovative finance for development mechanisms.

III. Conferences, seminars, workshops and other events: Organizing conferences, seminars, workshops, and other events like public lectures and reading sessions.

IV. Active Collaboration: Build a strong network with other national and international Global South studies and South-South Cooperation research institutions inside and outside India, in order to share ideas and to promote active exchange of research scholars and students (i.e. institutions from India -RIS, and international institutions-Institute for Global Dialogue in South Africa).

Jindal Centre for the Global South (JCGS) Call for Application for Internship

Jindal Centre for the Global South (JCGS) is affiliated to the School of International Affairs (JSIA). It draws researchers from across the faculties of social sciences and humanities from inside and outside JGU. JCGS conducts policy-oriented research, dialogue and training into the social, economic and political key issues across countries of the Global South with a special emphasis on South-South Cooperation and its underpinning development opportunities for the Global South countries. The Centre promotes the unity of the South in achieving the SDGs while recognizing the diversity of national interests and priorities.

Jindal Centre for the Global South works on a wide range of issues relevant to the developing countries, such as development policies, sustainable development, development finance, climate change, global governance, economic and social development, South-South Cooperation, global economic conditions, technology transfer, access to knowledge, international trade, health and food security. More details, you can visit:  http://www.jsia.edu.in/jindal-centre-for-the-global-south/

Jindal Centre for the Global South (JCGS) invites application for internship in the following positions:

Intern Positions

Functional Responsibilities

Administrative Intern

Assisting in the preparations of special events and commemorations.

Providing technical, logistical and administrative support as required.

Reporting to and performing other duties as required by the executive director of JCGS

Research Intern

Collect data, conduct literature search and literature review

Data analysis and Report writing

Content development- Preparing inception reports, project implementation plans

Writing regular opinion/ articles on the relevant topics

Writing research/project proposals and papers

Editorial and Content Intern

Proofreading

Transcribing interviews

Editing center’s publications

Curating content for slideshows, editing copies, and press releases

Social Media and Communication Intern

Ideating, discussing and conceptualizing new projects, campaigns, and initiatives

Work on content for the Centre’s website and all social media handles

Legal Intern

Analyzing legal issues pertaining to international trade and investment law that are affecting the Southern globe.

 Writing reports on issues related to international economic law such as the WTO law, investment law, and legal issues relating to economic integration.

Assisting in preparing JCGS’ funding proposals/research projects and cooperation agreements between JCGS and other research institutions/organizations

The applicant can be enrolled in any discipline of social sciences at any level (B.A., M.A., Ph.D. and PDF). Applicants from outside JGU are also welcome to apply. Those willing to apply may send their application to jcgs@jgu.edu.in indicating their preference of the intern positions, along with the following documents:

  1. A Statement of Purpose (Not More Than 300 Words) 
  2. Your Latest Resume 
  3. Relevant Writing Samples
  4. Recommendation letter (if it is available, as it shall give more credits to your application)

All these documents must be emailed before 12am, Saturday the 28th of March, 2020. Selected applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application before 11th of April.

The term of association for each selected applicant shall begin from 1st April, 2020 (for a minimum period of 10 months). Any selected JGU applicant will not be required to stay on campus during the off-semester months, and for applicants from outside JGU, they are not required to stay on campus during the internship period, they will be assigned task and doing reporting by emails and only during Centre’s organized events they will have to attend/participate.

In case of any query, you may write to the centre jcgs@jgu.edu.in or Dr. Hebatallah Adam, the Executive Director of JCGS, dhadam@jgu.edu.in

Looking forward to receiving your applications to join JCGS team.

Note: This internship is without any stipenship. After completing the internship successfully, interns shall get a certificate from the Centre for the same.

Dr. Hebatallah Adam

Assistant Professor of Economics – Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA), and Executive Director of Jindal Centre for the Global South.

Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA)

O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), Sonipat Narela Road, Near Jagdishpur Village.  Haryana – 131 001, India

Mobile: +91-7827580833

E-mail: dhadam@jgu.edu.in

Website: http://www.jsia.edu.in/hebatallah-adam/