JANUARY 8, 2009

Letter from the Center
Upcoming CGS Events
Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities
Other Items of Interest

Letter from the Center
Welcome to 2009! We have an exciting line up of activities and events coming your way!

Please join us for the Top 10 Things the New President Must Know About the World on January 14, 2009, at 6:30 PM. Kane Hall, Rm 110. This panel discussion features professors David Bachman, Sara Curran, Joel Migdal, and Anand Yang, of the Jackson School of International Studies. This month's Pub Club will follow the Kane Hall discussion and we will meet instead in the Walker-Ames Room (Kane 225) so that alumni may attend the talk and then join us for Pub Club afterward.

We also hope that you will join us for the Career Discovery Week Centennial Jackson School Networking Night on Wednesday, January 28th from 5pm-8pm in the Parrington Commons. This is a great opportunity for alumni to network with each other as well as sharing their experiences and paths with current JSIS undergrads and grad students. Please RSVP for this event to jsisalum@u.washington.edu.

Besides upcoming events, every e-news issue includes conference, scholarship, fellowship and employment announcements. This issue has a long list of them. Please scroll down to see what my be there for you.

As always, please send us your news, announcements and ideas for e-news. Thanks!

Sara R. Curran
Associate Professor of International Studies & Public Affairs
Director, Center for Global Studies &
Chair, International Studies Program - Henry M. Jackson School
Associate Director, Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology

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Upcoming CGS Events

January 14, 2009
Contemporary Threats to Religious Liberty in the U.S.
7:30 PM. Kane Hall, Rm 200. Speaker: Professor Anthony Gill, UW. The First Amendment of the US Constitution declares that "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…" While much of the debate over religious freedom has focused on whether prayer in school or Christmas trees on city hall lawns constitute "establishment," governments have increasingly used property rights regulation and zoning laws to inhibit the construction and expansion of houses of worship. Professor Gill examines why this trend has increased in recent years. His talk will situate the issue in historical and cross-national perspective. Co-sponsored by the Comparative Religion Program and the Center for Global Studies. For more information please contact tleonard@u.washington.edu.

January 14, 2009
Top 10 Things the New President Must Know About the World
6:30 PM. Kane Hall, Rm 110. Panel Discussion Participants: David Bachman, Sara Curran, Joel Migdal, and Anand Yang, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. What are the Top 10 things President-elect Barack Obama should know? Global poverty, environment, China, religion, governance, Middle East, food & energy, security, international finance, India, education, U.S. debt, Pakistan, cultural tensions... Please join us for a timely and fascinating discussion.

January 16, 2009
The International Legal Framework regarding the Continental Shelf in the Arctic Ocean Lecture
4:00 PM, Burke Room, Burke Museum of Natural History. Speaker: Ted L. McDorman, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, British Columbia. Unlike the media hype, there is not a desperate scramble by States for the seafloor resources in the Arctic Ocean. There is an international legal framework anchored in the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention which applies to the Arctic Ocean seafloor and which is being followed by the five States with coasts on the central Arctic Ocean (Canada, Denmark/Greenland, Norway (Spitsbergen), the Russian Federation and the United States). McDorman, Editor-in-Chief of Ocean Development and International Law Journal, will provide an in-depth look at how the seafloor is being dealt with regarding jurisdiction. This lecture is part of the Arctic Sovereignty: The International Dispute Over Who Owns the North Lecture Series. Sponsored by Canadian Studies Center; Center for Global Studies; Center for Global Studies, the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies; European Union Center. For more information please visit http://jsis.washington.edu/canada/events.shtml.

February 17, 2009
Beyond Anne Frank: Hidden Children and Postwar Families in Holland
12:00–1:30 PM, 309 Parrington Hall Forum. Speaker: Professor Diane Wolf, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Jewish Studies Program at UC Davis. Prof. Wolf has written Beyond Anne Frank (UC Press, 2007), Factory Daughters (UC Press, 1992), edited Feminist Dilemmas in Fieldwork (Westeview, 1996) and co-edited Sociology Confronts the Holocaust. (Duke Univ. Press, 2007). Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies, Jackson School of International Studies. For more Info contact: (206) 543 0138 or visit the Jewish Studies website: http://jsis.washington.edu/jewish/events.shtml

February 27, 20099
Contemporary Dilemmas and Cold War Lessons
Speaker: Melvyn Leffler, University of Virginia. The U.S. now faces stark problems: a world economic crisis; a resurgent Russia; an ambitious China; terrorism; WMD proliferation; global warming; Islamic fundamentalism; energy shortfalls; and global inequality. Can we learn anything from our experiences in the Cold War? The answer is yes, and the legacies are reassuring as well as surprising. For more information please visit http://jsis.washington.edu/centennial/events.shtml.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities
The Center for Global Studies has recently put together a two page scholarship document for undergraduate students focused on funding for school. If you are curious and would like more information, please contact cgsuw@u.washington.edu.

The following grants are available from NIBEN:

    Applications due to the Global Business Center January 31, 2009. To apply, visit: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/uwciber/66444.
    Applications due to the Global Business Center January 31, 2009.

Awards will be announced via email on February 9, 2009.

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards has several scholarship deadlines and scholarship-related events coming up during the month of January.

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Fellowship Information Session
4:00-5:00 PM, MGH 120, Thursday, January 8, 2009
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Program (http://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/scholarships/s/cookegraduate) will award approximately 30 scholarships to college seniors or recent graduates (within the past 5 years) with excellent academic achievement and critical thinking ability, financial need, will to succeed, and a breadth of interests and activities. This scholarship provides up to $50,000 per year for up to 6 years of graduate study in any field. Each UW campus can nominate two students per year for this program. The Seattle campus application deadline is Jan. 22, 2009. Seattle campus applications can be submitted online at https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/65161.

Beinecke Scholarship
Deadline: Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Juniors interested in pursuing graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences may be eligible to apply for the Beinecke Scholarship (https://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/scholarships/s/beinecke). This scholarship provides $34,000 for graduate study to juniors of exceptional ability and achievement and who have financial need. The UW is allowed to nominate one student per year to compete for this national award. Applications can be submitted online at https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/65170.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Scholarship 201 Workshop, Continuing Students - The Search for Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships, 1:30-2:20pm, MGH 120 This workshop provides assistance to continuing students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. This will include information on discipline-specific scholarships, campus funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications.

NSEP David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship
Deadline: Thursday, January 15, 2009
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. A federal service commitment is required.

UK & Ireland Scholarships Information Session
3:00-3:50 PM, MGH 120 Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The UK + Ireland Scholarship application process provides students with the opportunity to present their qualifications for the campus nomination for scholarships that support graduate studies at colleges and universities in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. These scholarships are the Churchill, Marshall, Mitchell and the Rhodes. The Gates Cambridge does not require a campus endorsement or nomination; however, notifying OMSFA of your intentions to apply allows us to connect you with resources and to support the development of a competitive application.

Students interested in any of these events or scholarships are welcome to contact the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards anytime at scholarq@u.washington.edu or exp.washington.edu/scholarships.

GO and Fritz Scholarships
Deadlines: February 5, 2009 & April 30, 2009
The Global Opportunities Scholarship, which enables hundreds of Husky Promise & Pell Grant eligible students to study abroad in 2008-2009. The Fritz Undergraduate Scholarship supports Social Sciences & Humanities majors to globalize their education. Fall quarter, an epic 75 scholarships ranging from $2,000 – $5,000 for UW students. Global Opportunities Advisers are available for support and questions with the application process. The application for scholarships is available on-line: www.goglobal.washington.edu. Currently the Global Opportunities Scholarship is only available through Summer Term A. Deadlines: Spring & Summer Term A: February 5, 2009. Summer Term A programs: April 30, 2009.

New Ideas Fund Request for Proposals: Grants for Foreign Policy Writing
The New Ideas Fund is a progressive grant-making organization that funds individual scholarship in the areas of Foreign Policy and National Security. It seeks to identify and support the ideas, approaches, and frames that will herald a shift to a new policy paradigm. Each month applications will be reviewed, and recipients can earn from $5,000 - $25,000.

The Global Engagement Summer Institute

  • Partner with real communities, learn by doing, have the experience of a lifetime
  • Leadership training in international community development
  • Earn Northwestern University Credit this summer for designing projects with NGOs
  • Microfinance, community development, youth and education, hygiene education, environment, social enterprise

For more information contact Ryan Pederson at Northwestern Center for Global Engagement at ryan-pederson@northwester.edu. Application may be found at www.mycge.org.

SSRC: Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships
Deadline: January 30, 2009, 9:00 PM EST
To enable humanities and social science graduate students to conduct preliminary research and prepare dissertation research and funding proposals, the Social Science Research Council offers Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships. Fellows participate in two proposal preparation workshops and receive up to $5,000 in support of research during the summer of 2009. The fellowship competition is open to all second and third-year graduate students in any discipline of the social sciences and humanities who are currently enrolled full time in a PhD program at an accredited U.S. university and whose research projects and dissertation proposals fit within one of the five research fields listed below. For full descriptions of the research fields, eligibility and application requirements, and the DPDF program, visit http://programs.ssrc.org/dpdf/.

The Daisy Alliance 2009 Student Scholarship / Essay Contest
Deadline: January 30, 2009
This year's theme surrounds the growing debate that the US and Russia should make deep cuts in their nuclear forces, with the ultimate global goal of zero nuclear weapons. The Daisy Alliance is a nonpartisan grassroots peace organization seeking global security through nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament, and the elimination of all Weapons of Mass Destruction-nuclear, chemical, and biological. More information can be found at www.daisyalliance.org/student-scholarship/

Dissertation Fellowship
IIE, Population, Reproductive Health and Economic Development
Deadline: February 27, 2009
The IIE is now accepting applications for the Dissertation Fellowship in population, reproductive health and economic development. The two-year fellowships of $20,000 will be awarded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the IIE. The fellowships are open to students enrolled in a PhD program in the US and Canada. For more information please visit http://www.iie.org/Template.cfm?Section=Programs_Portal&Template=/Activity/ActivityDisplay.cfm&activityid=526.

The African Studies Program Study Abroad Opportunity for Summer 2009: Health, Human Rights, and Social Transformation in the Greater Horn of Africa
The African Studies Program at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington is pleased to announce the offering of a new and innovative three-quarter course of study on Health, Human Rights, and Social Transformation in the Greater Horn of Africa. Innovative and pioneering in design, the three-quarter sequence will consist of three components: preparatory foundational course in health and human rights in a classroom setting in the winter; introductory Swahili language instruction in the spring; and a ten-week study abroad (field practicum) consisting of an internship placement at a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Nairobi, Kenya, an integrative seminar, and further Swahili language instruction in the summer, from June 22nd to August 21st, 2009. For more information please contact either Prof. Joel M. Ngugi, Associate Professor of Law and Chair, African Studies Program at jngugi@u.washington.edu or Cheryl Rudd, African Studies Program Assistant at africa1@u.washington.edu

Internship with the UN-INSTRAW Gender, Peace and Security 2009
The UN-International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW) begins in January 2009 and lasts for about 4-6 months. There is not a deadline application because internships are filled on an ongoing, first-come, first-served basis. The program promotes gender equality and women's full and equal participation in the realms of institutions. In line with UN-INSTRAW's institutional objectives, the program promotes applied research, facilitates knowledge management, and supports capacity-building in order to promote an inclusive peace and human security for women and men, girls and boys around the world. For more information, please visit the GPS Program website at http://www.un-instraw.org/en.gps/general/gender-peace-and-security.htmm

The Boren Fellowships
Deadline: January 29, 2009
The Boren Scholarships
Deadline: February 11, 2009

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Fellowships provide excellent opportunities for American graduate students interested in adding an important international component to their education. The Boren Fellowship is an especially valuable resource for those pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and the regions in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and who are interested in study and research overseas.

You can find a flyer detailing the program at http://www.borenawards.org/document/download/2009_10_information_sheet_43.pdf. Please note that the NSEP also includes the Boren Scholarship for undergraduate students and the Language Flagship for advanced language study. Complete information for all the awards can be found at http://www.borenawards.org.

Contact Helene Obradovich, UW campus representative for the Boren Fellowships at 206.543.7152 or helene@u.washington.edu. Or contact Susan Sharp at 1.800.618.NSEP or ssharp@iie.org

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Other Items of Interest  

World Civic Program 2009
Deadline: January 31, 2009

A call for proposals and papers. The main theme is Building our Humanitarian Planet. The World Civic Forum will have its inaugural forum on May 5-8, 2009 in Seoul, Korea. This will be a venue for global reflection and dialogue to enhance future civilizations, it will discuss the internationally agreed development goals. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2009. For more information please visit http://www.wcf2009.org/callpaper_guide.html.

Global Youth Connect
Deadline: January 30, 2009

Global Youth Connect is an international human rights organization which is building and supporting a community of youth who are actively promoting and protecting human rights, and educating and inspiring the next generation to work for a peaceful change. They have been organizing human rights delegations since 2001. Please visit the website to learn more www.globalyouthconnect.org. The next program is to Rwanda or Bosnia. For an application, go to www.globalyouthconnect.org/participate.

The U.S. Produces the Lion's Share of Top Producing Students--Gerald Bracey
To access the full article, go to http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gerald-bracey/the-u-s-produces-the-lion_b_143740.html.

According to statistics, the U.S. produces more than double the amount of high scoring students for the science assessment of the Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA). However, the statistics don't include that the U.S. produces more students than other countries. In a blog study by Lindsay Lowell and Hal Salzman comparisons are made that point out the inaccuracies of the statistical analysis PISA tests. They also view the assessment as an inaccurate measure of students' scholastic abilities.

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For Faculty

Sustainable International Development Position Available at the University of Aberdeen
If you have an interest in development, the University of Aberdeen (UK) has advertised the post of chair / director for Sustainable International Development. For more information and details please visit http://www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs/display.php?recordid=YPU067A.

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