March 5, 2009

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

Letter from the Center

Our very own Reşat Kasaba has been recognized in the Jan/Feb 2009 issue of Foreign Affairs!

Faculty Spotlight - Reşat Kasaba
Reşat Kasaba is the Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies at the University of Washington. Professor Kasaba recently published, A Moveable Empire: Ottoman Empire, Migrants, and Refugees. His teaching focuses on the interactions between states and markets, the impact of Islam in Italian cities, and the US' decision to go to war in Iraq.

A couple of other teaching resources have come across our desk recently and we wanted to alert you. On March 30, a special guest panel of faculty, including Professors Christine Ingebritsen and Joel Migdal, will present on how they integrate The New York Times into the classroom environment. Please RSVP to Paul Wilson if you are interested in attending.

We also frequently use curriculum materials from The CHOICES Program at Brown University when working with high school educators. These materials help teachers integrate substantive international content into their secondary classroom. For more information, visit CHOICES on the web at

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!

Tamara Leondard
Associate Director, Center for Global Studies

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Upcoming CGS Events

March 6, 2009
Indispensable Allies: Indigenous Forces and Counterinsurgency Operations
Speaker: Yoav Gortzak, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Arizona State University. Discussant: TBA, 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

March 7, 2009
K-8 Arts Mosaic
University of Washington, Seattle Campus. As part of National Arts Education Month in March, join the Jackson School Outreach Centers for the 2008 Mosaic workshop, to learn hands-on arts and crafts projects that can be combined with K-8 social studies and other curriculum to teach about the world’s cultures. This year’s theme emphasis movement and sound integration across the curriculum and will feature the La Calebasse Dance Troupe. Sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Outreach. For more information go to

March 10, 2009
Turkey: Searching for a Cultural Center
Communications 120, UW Seattle campus, 4:00-7:30 PM. Speaker: Walter G. Andrews, UW Professor of Ottoman and Turkish Literature. Learn about the history and diversity of Turkish culture and its unique blend of Western and Eastern traditions. Co-sponsored with the World Affairs Council. For more information, please call the WAC at 206-441-5910.

March 13-15, 2009
Annual Social Studies Conference
Lake Chelan, Washington
Sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Outreach. For more information go to

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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

The Grants and Funding Information Services
The GFIS blog will collect and post information about open assistantships, upcoming fellowship opportunities, information sessions for specific fellowships across campus and other important information for students looking for opportunities to fund their graduate career at the University of Washington.  Students, faculty and staff can subscribe to the blog to find out when new items are posted! View the new blog at at the right hand side of the blog there is an added option to subscribe via email.

Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowship
Deadline: March 11, 2009
The purpose of this fellowship is to promote global health by providing financial assistance to graduate or professional students who would like to gain practical global health field experience in international and/or underserved community settings. Dr. Thomas Francis, Jr. taught Dr. Jonas Salk the methodology of vaccine development, and designed and directed the Salk polio vaccine clinical trials. The Fellowship is administered by the Department of Global Health in conjunction with a faculty selection committee and the Dean’s Office of the School of Public Health. Eligible students may be enrolled in any graduate or professional school at the University of Washington, and must submit a project proposal that addresses a global health issue or problem. Projects should be one to three months in length. And must be completed by the end of Winter Quarter 2010. The Fellowship of up to $4000 USD can be used to support student travel costs, but cannot be used to cover tuition, school supplies, conferences or other non-project related expenses. For any other questions e-mail Daren Wade at

Seattle International Foundation Announces Small Grants Program
Deadline: 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 Applications should be sent to:
Seattle International Foundation
909 NE Boat Street, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105
For more information, contact Mauricio Vivero at or 206-547-9336.

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

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 Application can be found at

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Other Items of Interest  

2009 Graduate and Undergraduate Student Paper Award Competition
Deadline: May 20, 2009
The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) is a nonpolitical, professional international association dedicated to the study of the Cuban economy in its broader political, social, and cultural context. ASCE Student Award Committee is accepting nominations for the Jorge Perez-Lopez Student Award Competition.  Anyone can nominate original papers authored by undergraduate and graduate students in good standing.  The papers should address topics related to Cuba's domestic issues, its foreign relations, Cuban Americans or Cuba in comparative perspectives.  At a minimum, papers are expected to outline a thesis statement and present evidence or data supporting it. All nominations ranging from 15-20 must follow one of the standard academic writing and citations styles.  Self nominations are also welcomed.  All correspondences must be accompanied by a letter stating the name, school affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email of the nominee as well as a brief statement describing the merits of the nomination.  Papers will be judged by a panel of scholars on the basis of relevance, originality, quality, contribution, and clarity of presentation. A 15-20 double space page limit for the essay will be strictly enforced.

Please send a hard copy of the manuscript via regular mail and an electronic MS Word attachment of the paper to:
Dr. Enrique S. Pumar
Chair, 2009 Student Award Committee
The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy
P.O. Box 28267
Washington, DC 20038-8267

World Civic Youth Program 2009
May 5-8, 2009
Global Campus of Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Kyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea

The WCYF 2009, whose main theme is “Global Issues of the 21st Century and the Role of College Youth,” is held as part of, concurrently with, the World Civic Forum which is jointly initiated by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and Kyung Hee University.

The WCYF 2009 is an intellectual and cultural global event where college youth gathered from around the world will discuss and share their views and perspectives on the global issues such as peace, development, environment, human rights, gender equality, and culture. The primary goal of WCYF is for college youth to give a voice on global issues by gathering together, discussing on the global agendas, and searching for the solutions. Therefore, we strongly encourage college youth from around the world to partake in the WCYF 2009. We sincerely welcome inflow of young and creative perspectives from college youth on those global issues.

Students can register for the WCYF 2009 via its official website at For more information, contact

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

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 18th, 2009.

Abstracts should be 50-100 words and sent to or

For more information go to

"The US Produces the Lion's Share of Top Producing Students"
Gerald Bracey

To access the full article, go to

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

Foreign Affairs Academic Update
As you begin preparing for your fall courses, I invite you to check out our custom book program, Among Nations. Our top-tier editorial board, headed by our own managing editor Gideon Rose, chooses the most influential articles in the field from a variety of sources including Foreign Affairs, International Security, Political Science Quarterly, World Policy Journal, and more. In addition to suggested reading lists from our editors, Among Nations goes beyond the usual course pack, providing content consultation, optional annotations, and suggested discussion questions.

In a special offer to all professors who build a book before April 1, we are also excited to offer you a complimentary one-year subscription to Foreign Affairs. Simply register for an account and select your reading list. Within 6 weeks, you will receive your custom book with a personalized cover. This offer applies to teaching professionals only.

For Alumni

Please join us for our monthly Pub Crawl events and be sure to check in with Melissa Martin, Director of Career Services/Alumni Relations if you have news, questions, or ideas to share!

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