JANUARY 22, 2009
HENRY M. JACKSON SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

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

Letter from the Center

As we usher in the new administration of President Barack Obama, please join us and Global Washington on Monday, February 9th, 2009, as we:

  • DISCUSS emerging and evolving issues related to U.S. foreign aid development policy;
  • GAIN knowledge and insight into the changing political climate for humanitarian aid and development assistance under the new administration and Congress;
  • ENGAGE with policymakers around issues of importance to your organization as they relate to foreign aid policy;
  • DEVELOP foreign aid policy strategic priorities to bring forward to Washington's Congressional delegation

This workshop is appropriate for the policy staff of advocacy NGOs, aid delivery NGOs, faith-based organizations, foreign policy interest groups, academic centers, student clubs, businesses with social entrepreneurial programs, micro-lenders, trade promoters, and sister city groups or their organizational representative charged with connecting constituencies with influencers. Washington Congressman Adam Smith and Jenni Rothenberg of the US Global Leadership Campaign are our featured guests.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact events@globalwa.org. Please note, space is limited and ticket prices range from $10.00-$15.00, which includes continental breakfast and refreshments.

Besides upcoming events, every e-news issue includes conference, scholarship, fellowship and employment announcements. Please scroll down to see what may be there for you.  In particular, we encourage UW faculty to check out our announcement regarding Course Development grants under our "For Faculty" section of the newsletter.

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
http://csde.washington.edu/~scurran

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Upcoming CGS Events

January 24-25, 2009
Opening Weekend Celebration
Coffee: The World in Your Cup

10:00-4:00 PM, Burke Museum. Celebrate the opening of Coffee: The World in Your Cup at the Burke Museum and learn about the people, plants, and processes that collaborate to make that perfect cup of coffee!  Enjoy tours, tastings, cuppings, and presentations from coffee experts around the Puget Sound. A full schedule of events is available here. Coffee Opening Weekend events are included with museum admission.  Get 2-for-1 admission to see Coffee: The World in Your Cup!

January 27, 2009
Anti-Semitism - An Eternal Hatred?
12:30 PM, 309 Parrington Hall Forum. Speaker: Steven Beller, independent scholar, Washington, DC. Co-sponsored by the Comparative Religion Program, the Jewish Studies Program, the Center for Global Studies, and the Center for West European Studies.  For more information please visit http://jsis.washington.edu/religion/events/

February 6, 2009
Arctic Sovereignty and Climate Change: A Nordic Perspective
4:00 PM, Burke Room, Burke Museum of Natural History. Speaker: Professor Christine Ingebritsen, Scandinavian Studies. With the melting of the polar ice cap, significant undiscovered oil and gas reserves may soon be accessible. The Northwest Passage shipping route between Europe and Asia, 5,000 miles shorter than the Panama Canal route, will soon be possible. Who has rights to the resources laying under the seabed? Is the Northwest Passage an "international strait," or, as Canada claims, "internal waters?" What about the Inuit claim that sea ice constitutes traditional territory? Recently, a British think-tank warned that if the "race of the Arctic" is not resolved, the potential for a polar war is a real possibility. This lecture series will address the growing international dispute over who owns the Arctic from the perspective of the Arctic nations. Sponsored by the Canadian Studies Center, the Center for West European Studies, the Center for Russia, East European and Central Asian Studies, Foreign Affairs Canada, the Center for Global Studies, and Global Trade, Transportation and Logistics Studies. For more information go to http://jsis.washington.edu/Canada/outreach/arctic.shtml

February 13, 2009
Toward a Post-Arctic World
4:00 PM, Conference Room, University Club. Speaker:Barry Zellen, Center for Contemporary Conflict, Naval Postgraduate School. With the melting of the polar ice cap, significant undiscovered oil and gas reserves may soon be accessible. The Northwest Passage shipping route between Europe and Asia, 5,000 miles shorter than the Panama Canal route, will soon be possible. Who has rights to the resources laying under the seabed? Is the Northwest Passage an "international strait," or, as Canada claims, "internal waters?" What about the Inuit claim that sea ice constitutes traditional territory? Recently, a British think-tank warned that if the "race of the Arctic" is not resolved, the potential for a polar war is a real possibility. This lecture series will address the growing international dispute over who owns the Arctic from the perspective of the Arctic nations. Sponsored by the Canadian Studies Center, the Center for West European Studies, the Center for Russia, East European and Central Asian Studies, Foreign Affairs Canada, the Center for Global Studies, and Global Trade, Transportation and Logistics Studies. For more information go to http://jsis.washington.edu/Canada/outreach/arctic.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 20, 2009
Russia's Northward Perspective: The Arctic Promise vs. the Siberian Curse
4:00 PM, Burke Room, Burke Museum of Natural History. Speaker: Mikhail Alexseev, Political Science, San Diego State University. With the melting of the polar ice cap, significant undiscovered oil and gas reserves may soon be accessible. The Northwest Passage shipping route between Europe and Asia, 5,000 miles shorter than the Panama Canal route, will soon be possible. Who has rights to the resources laying under the seabed? Is the Northwest Passage an "international strait," or, as Canada claims, "internal waters?" What about the Inuit claim that sea ice constitutes traditional territory? Recently, a British think-tank warned that if the "race of the Arctic" is not resolved, the potential for a polar war is a real possibility. This lecture series will address the growing international dispute over who owns the Arctic from the perspective of the Arctic nations. Sponsored by the Canadian Studies Center, the Center for West European Studies, the Center for Russia, East European and Central Asian Studies, Foreign Affairs Canada, the Center for Global Studies, and Global Trade, Transportation and Logistics Studies. For more information go to http://jsis.washington.edu/Canada/outreach/arctic.shtml

February 26, 2009
Globalization and Climate Change: Challenges in the New Maritime Arctic
7
:00 PM, Room 210, Kane Hall. Speaker: Lawson Brigham, US Arctic Research Commission, Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment. With the melting of the polar ice cap, significant undiscovered oil and gas reserves may soon be accessible. The Northwest Passage shipping route between Europe and Asia, 5,000 miles shorter than the Panama Canal route, will soon be possible. Who has rights to the resources laying under the seabed? Is the Northwest Passage an "international strait," or, as Canada claims, "internal waters?" What about the Inuit claim that sea ice constitutes traditional territory? Recently, a British think-tank warned that if the "race of the Arctic" is not resolved, the potential for a polar war is a real possibility. This lecture series will address the growing international dispute over who owns the Arctic from the perspective of the Arctic nations. Sponsored by the Canadian Studies Center, the Center for West European Studies, the Center for Russia, East European and Central Asian Studies, Foreign Affairs Canada, the Center for Global Studies, and Global Trade, Transportation and Logistics Studies. For more information go to http://jsis.washington.edu/Canada/outreach/arctic.shtml

February 27, 2009
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 Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards has several scholarship deadlines and scholarship-related events coming up during the month of January.

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.

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/

Scoville Fellowship
Deadline: February 2, 2009
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with a public-interest organization focusing on international security issues. Scoville Fellos may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, and advocacy in support of the goals of their host organization and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings. Any interested in peace and security issues should visit www.scoville.org. Applications may be submitted via email and a flyer about the program can be printed from www.scoville.org/flyer.html.

Seattle International Foundation Announces Small Grants Program
Deadlines: February 15 and June 15, 2009
The Seattle International Foundation is now accepting applications for its Small Grants Program. The goal of the program is to support and foster organizations working internationally, with a focus on organizations working in Central America. Preference will be give to organizations based in the great Puget Sound region. The program is open to 501© 3 organizations with an annual organizational or project budget of less than $2 million. The program seeks to support organizations launching new projects, or working to establish or expand an international project or program. Organizations may request general operating support or project support, and grant awards will range from $5,000 - $15,000. Please use the Common Grant Application found at http://www.philanthropynw.org/s_pnw/sec.asp?CID=7290&DID=16471.  Applications should be sent to:
Seattle International Foundation
909 NE Boat Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105
For more information, contact Mauricio Vivero at mvivero@seaif.org or 206-547-9336.

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.

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Other Items of Interest  

Accompany Nicholas Kirstof Abroad!
Nicholas Kirstof, an op-ed columnist for the NY Times has just announced his third competition for a student to accompany him on trip abroad. The student that is selected will be responsible for blogging for nytimes.com and filing videos for The Times and for YouTube. Kristof's goal is to "help connect American students to truly desperate needs abroad." As he says in the article that announces the competition, "I'm doing this for two reasons. First, I want to engage young people about global issues that I'm passionate about. Second, it's good journalism, for you'll bring a tool to reporting from Africa that I no longer have: a fresh eye." For details on the competition, please see his column in the NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/18/opinion/18kristof.html?em. The column has links to the rules and details for applying.

GO-MAP Graduate Opportunity Program RA Nominations
GO-MAP is opening the invitation to apply for GO-MAP GOP Research Assistantships for the coming school year. The Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program, or GO-MAP, has been an integral part of the UW for more than 30 years and take very seriously our efforts to establish and maintain campus, local, national, and international networks for students in our program. Members of our staff work closely with faculty, staff, and graduate students currently on campus to enhance academic and funding opportunities and to encourage scholarship and research that explores and supports cultural diversity. For more information visit the website at http://www.grad.washington.edu/gomap/default.htm.

Career Discovery Week
January 26 - 30
150 panels and workshops during this week present a great opportunity for current undergraduate and graduate students to learn about a broad range of career-related topics. Hundreds of alumni and friends will be on hand to share their career experiences and tips on every career field imaginable. Panel presentations, career fairs and conferences, networking events, skill-building seminars and more. Whatever your interests, there's something for everybody at this year's Career Discover Week. Visit www.careerweek.washington.edu for a detailed event guide, and be sure and use the MyCDW feature to set your schedule. See you there!

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.

U.S. Department of Defence Summer 2009 Internship Program
Deadline: February 2, 2009

The Washington Center will offer an exciting program with the Department of Defense once again this summer. Examples or work completed by past interns include: analysis of major weapon systems, assisting with military-to-military bilateral relations, updating and maintatining departmental websites, providing support for departmental social programs, statistical analysis of budget submissions, and reviewing reports from Congress. This program gives students the opportunity to develop skills, make professional contacts, build their resumes, and explore future career opportunities within the Department of Defense. Graduate students of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information please visit www.twc.edu/students/federal_program.shtml  or for an application go to www.twc.edu/students/how_to_apply.shtml#online

"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.

Getting Help with Technology
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For Faculty

CGS Course Development Grants Available!
The Center for Global Studies (CGS) at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies is offering course development grants to faculty through our Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant. The Center's activities are organized around the twin themes of Global Security and Global Religions. As part of this effort we will support developing new courses and altering the contents of existing courses to incorporate one of these themesThe Center will offer grants of between $2,000-$4,000 each to support course development in these two areas in 2008-09.

Only full time UW faculty members can apply.  We are soliciting applications from all divisions of UW, including the various professional schools. Please contact Tamara Leonard, Associate Director, for more details. Applications are due on February 25, 2009, and should be submitted to Center for Global Studies/JSIS, Box 353650, Seattle, WA 98195. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Tamara at 206 685-2354 or email tleonard@u.washington.edu

Faculty Position: Policy and Advocacy Officer
Kimberly Hamilton would like assistance in helping to find a strong candidate for a new position on her team: a Policy and Advocacy officer to help develop the advocacy strategies for the Special Initiatives program. The position requires great advocacy instincts and experience (i.e. communications, external relations, policy development, partnership development and resource mobilization), a knowledge of development issues – with a special passion for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Global Libraries, and Urban Poverty – and a willingness to work on a diverse set of development issues in a really fast-paced environment. Anyone interested should be directed to the Gates Foundation website at www.gatesfoundation.org.

Position Available: Assistant Director for Programs, North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies
The Assistant Director for Programs will plan, implement, and coordinate a diverse range of programs, events, activities and special initiatives across the consortium campuses in consultation with the Director, Assistant Director for Finance/Outreach, and the Executive Board. Responsibilities include administering policies and procedures within the Center, handling and overseeing the day-to-day affairs of Center administration, and overseeing and coordinating Center grants and public relations activities in consultation with the Assistant Director for Finance/Outreach and the Director. This position will support the Director and the Executive Committee in all matters relating to the work of  NCCSAS, including any special initiatives that may be launched. He/She will also work with the Campus Representatives of the participating universities on curriculum development and coordination. Interested candidates should apply on-line at http://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/main.html_noting_requisition_number400269583

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