FEBRUARY 5, 2009
HENRY M. JACKSON SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

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

Letter from the Center

We wanted to let you know that the Center for Global Studies (CGS) at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies is offering course development grants to UW 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 each of these themes. The Center will offer grants 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, please contact Tamara at 206 685-2354 or email tleonard@u.washington.edu.

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. 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

February 6, 2009
Long-Distance Conflicts: Diaspora Mobilization and International Security
Speaker: Fiona Adamson, Senior Lecturer in International Studies, Department of Politics and International Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Discussant: Ashley Thirkill-Mackelprang, Ph.D. student, UW. UWISC is sponsored by UW Institute for National Security Education and Research (INSER), the Center for Global Studies at the Jackson School of International Studies, and the Department of Political Science. For more information visit http://www.polisci.washington.edu/Conferences/UWISC.html.

February 9, 2009
Linking Global Policies, Constituencies and the New Administration
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM, HUB Room 310. Speakers: Congressman Adam Smith and Jenni Rothenberg, US Global Leadership Campaign. 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, business with social entrepreneurial programs, micro lenders, trade promoters, and sister city groups or their organizational representative charged with connecting constituencies with influencers. This event is $10 for Global Washington members; $15 for non-members which includes continental breakfast and refreshments. Please RSVP to events@globalwa.org or 206-547-9331. For more information please go to http://www.globalwa.org/news. Sponsored by Global Washington, The Puget Sound Millennium Goals Project and the Center for Global Studies.

February 11, 2009
Newspapers in Education Teacher Workshop
Global Health: Asia in the 21st Century" Exploring Asia Series

4:30 - 7:30 PM, Communications Building, Room 120. Are you subscribing to the Newspapers In Education series "Global Health: Asia in the 21st Century" or interested in using the performing arts in your classroom to teach about the world? If so, get an edge on teaching these issues by attending the Educator Workshop! This event is a collaborative project between the Newspapers In Education program of The Seattle Times; the Asia outreach centers and Center for Global Studies at the University of Washington's Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; and the US Department of Education. Before attending the workshop, don't forget to register for the free Newspapers in Education series for the 2008 - 2009 school year by contacting NIE at (206) 652-6290 or email nie@seattletimes.com. The program, which includes dinner, three clock hours, materials and parking is $30.00. To register, please mail the completed form http://jsis.washington.edu/ellison/Global Health_workshop_web.pdf and a check for $30.00 payable to the University of Washington to: Ellison Center, University of Washington, Box 353650, Seattle, WA 98195. Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies. For more information about the content of the program, please contact the Ellison Center at (206) 543 4852 or reecas@u.washington.edu.

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 US 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.

February 27, 2009
Organizational Theory and Homeland Security
Speaker: Lynn Eden, Acting Co-Director, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Freeman Spogli, Institute for International Studies, Stanford University. Discussant: Kristan Seibel, PhD student, UW. UWISC is sponsored by UW Institute for National Security Education and Research (INSER), the Center for Global Studies at the Jackson School of International Studies, and the Department of Political Science. For more information visit: http://www.polisci.washington.edu/Conferences/UWISC.html.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

UK & Ireland Scholarships Information Session
3:00-3:50 PM, MGH 120 Wednesday
February 16, 2009
March 5, 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.

New Ideas Fund Request for Proposals: Grants for Foreign Policy Writing
The New Ideas Fund was begun by Guy Saperstein, Dan Berger, and David DesJardins Democracy Alliance contributors - and it seeks to identify and support the ideas, approaches, and frames that will herald a shift to a new policy paradigm. The last eight years have demonstrated that new visions for dealing with both traditional and emerging international challenges are needed. To ensure that these visions to reach a wider audience and to work outside traditional venues for thought generation, we provide small grants (between roughly $5,000 and $25,000, depending on the proposal) so that policy makers, theorists, and\or writers can develop and promote their ideas independently. Our expectation is that, with our assistance, these projects will come to inform future foreign policy and national debates. If interested please contact Pat Barry at Pbarry@newideasfund.org.

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 in an especially valuable resource for those pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and regions in world regions critical to US 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 NSEP also includes the Boren Scholarship for undergraduate students and The Language Flagship for advanced language study. Complete information, including applications for all of the programs, can be found at www.borenawards.org.

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

Graduate Opportunity Program Research Assistantships 2009-2010
Deadline: February 12, 2009, 5 PM
Departments are invited to apply for the Graduate Opportunity Program Award (GOP), a merit-based research assistantship designed to increase the quality of education and research at the UW by assisting departments in recruiting and developing a diverse community of scholars. Please review instructions as they have been modified significantly. For specific GOP application procedures and guidelines and to submit an application, please go to http://grad.washington.edu/gomap/gop.htm.

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@northwestern.edu. Application can be found at www.mycge.org.

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Other Items of Interest  

Academic Fellows Anti-Terrorism Program
Deadline: March 27, 2009
The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies is accepting applications for its annual Academic Fellows anti-terrorism program. This unique program which provides university professors with a detailed understanding of the terror threat that faces our nation and sister democracies is centered on a 10-day course taught in conjunction with Tel Aviv University. The program takes place entirely in Israel and runs May 30th to June 10th, 2009. Participants interact with academics, diplomats, military and intelligence officials, and politicians from Israel, Jordan, India, Turkey and the United States. They also visit military bases, border zones and other security installations to learn the practical side of deterring terrorist attacks. All expenses are paid by FDD. For more information please contact the assistant program coordinator at dana@defenddemocracy.org.

Globalization and the Struggle for Peace and Human Rights Call for Papers
Deadline: March 18, 2009

Global Studies Association's Eighth Annual Conference, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, May 8th - 10th.

Call for papers on all topics dealing with globalization, due March 18, 2009.

Abstracts should be 50-100 words and sent to gharris234@comcast.net or Llang944@aol.com.

For more information go to http://www.net4dem.org/mayglobal.

"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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