APRIL 23, 2009

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

Letter from the Center

We are pleased to announce that the ISI ranked journal, Coastal Management, recently named Patrick Christie as Editor-in-Chief.  Patrick Christie is an Associate Professor at The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the School of Marine Affairs at UW.  In addition to teaching and mentoring UW students, he also provides technical advice on marine conservation to USAID, World Bank, and other environmental organizations. Professor Christie is a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation and a former Peace Corps volunteer to the Philippines.  Associate Professor James Wellman, Chair of the Comparative Religion Program, was also recently published  in The Immanent Frame.  Please visit http://www.ssrc.org/blogs/immanent_frame for more details!  Congratulations, Patrick and Jim! 

On another front,  some Guatemalan workers at textile companies will receive severance pay, thanks to UW student efforts.   A discovery by a UW student task force about the treatment of workers being laid off from a Guatemalan apparel factory in February 2008 has finally led to legally due severance payments for most of these workers!

The JSIS Open House and Centennial Gala on May 11, 2009, is fast approaching!  The Open House will feature poster sessions, live music, and a day of career related presentations by JSIS alumni.  For more details, please visit http://jsis.washington.edu/centennial/

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 Leonard
Associate Director, Center for Global Studies

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Upcoming CGS Events

April 27, 2009
Redesigning Foreign Assistance from the Ground Up
Global Washington Policy Series

HUB, UW Seattle campus. Building on the conversation begun in February around the challenges and opportunities presented by the new administration, this event will bring together practitioners from the developing world together with U.S. practitioners to discuss and uncover the values underlying U.S. foreign aid policy. Co-sponsored by Center for Global Studies and Puget Sound Millenium Develoment Goals project. For more information, or to register, please visit www.globalwa.org.

April 29, 2009
Off-Ramps on the Superhighway: Labor and Longing in the Indian Tech World
Walker Ames Room, Kane hall, UW Seattle Campus, 7:00 PM . Speaker: Sareeta Amrute, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology. This lecture is part of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Hot Spots in Your World.
Sponsored by the South Asia Center, the Center for Global Studies and UW Jackson School of International Studies Outreach Centers
For more information, please call 206-543-4800 or email sascuw@u.washington.edu

May 12, 2009
Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Communications 120, UW Seattle Campus, 4:00-7:30 PM . The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s longest-standing conflicts and it is regarded as one of the most crucial foreign policy issues of our time. Resolving this issue has often been considered the key to ending various struggles throughout the Mideast region.
Join us as we grapple with old and new issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the Middle East at our last Global Classroom workshop this year. It will be an evening full of despair, hope, and insight.
Cost: $30 includes a light buffet, presentations, classroom resources, and clock hours.
Please register by May 10th online at www.world-affairs.org
For more information, please contact Tese Wintz Neighbor (206) 441-5910 or tneighbor@world-affairs.org.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

2nd Annual Brasil Program
Office of Minority and Diversity
April 24, 2009
Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity is proud to announce the 2nd annual Brasil Program in partnership with Seattle-Brasil based non-governmental organization, Bahia Street.

The "Powerful Narratives: Exploring Gender, Race and 'Development' in Brazil" program will be 12-15 credits. 2 courses will be cross-listed with the ANTRHO, CHID & SISLA departments and with 2-5 credits in Portuguese language.

The study abroad program will be in the fall quarter, 2009 and offered to UW undergraduate students, with priority given to students from OMAD-EOP programs and Anthropology, CHID & SISLA departments.

For more information and registration, please visit:
https://depts.washington.edu/brasil or contact Amy Pak at amypak@u.washington.edu
Applications are currently being accepted from March 30 - April 24, 2009.

International Travel Grant for US Teachers
April 27, 2009
Under the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) the U.S. Department of State and IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) announce a competition for middle and high school teachers from the United States to participate in a two-week professional exchange program in Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nicaragua, Senegal, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine.

Eligible applicants must be:

  • Secondary-level (middle or high school), teaching professionals with five or more years of classroom experience in disciplines including English as a Foreign Language, English Language or Literature, and social sciences (including social studies, civics, and history),
  • U.S. citizens, and
  • Able to travel in spring 2010.

The program is fully funded and provides: visa support; round-trip domestic airfare, lodging and meals to attend the TEA U.S. Conference; round-trip airfare from the U.S. to the assigned country; emergency medical insurance; as well as lodging and a daily stipend in host country. The TEA U.S. teacher application is available for download at our website: www.irex.org. For more information, contact Anne MiIazzo at (202) 628-8188 ext 197 or tea@irex.org.

GO & Fritz Scholarships
April 30, 2009
GO & Fritz Scholarships is now accpecting applications for students planning to study abroad any time during the 09-10 academic year (from Summer A 09-Spring 10). Apply online at www.goglobal.washington.edu (Sorry, no paper applications accepted).

Spring Dates and Deadlines for JSIS Undergraduates

- Graduating Seniors: Sign up for Commencement Ceremony (June 13) online at www.uwgraduation.com
- Early May Graduating Seniors: watch for invitation (US mail or email, to be determined) to JSIS Convocation, evening of June 10. (Make sure through MyUW that your local address is current!)

May 6
- Seniors graduating December 2009 or March 2010, who want to have Sr. Registration Priority for Autumn/Winter Quarters - apply for graduation by this date

General Personal Statement Writing Workshops
For students getting started writing personal statements for any scholarship, fellowship or graduate school application.
- May 7, 2009, 4:30-6:00pm, MGH 120
- May 8, 2009, 3:30-5:00pm, MGH 120
- May 14, 2009, 4:30-6:00pm, MGH 136
Please register for any of these sessions at https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/71650.
Only current UW undergraduate students are eligible.

Deadline: May 10, 2009
Scholarship Intent
The Zesbaugh Scholars hip Fund is intended to support selected undergraduate students ($1,500 per quarter for one and possibly two years) who:

  1. are interested in pursuing public school teaching as a career, and
  2. are in need of financial assistance.
  3. contribute to the wide range of diverse perspectives, skills, and experiences that our public schools need in their teaching staffs. We are especially but not exclusively interested in applicati ons from first-generation college students (neither parent or legal guardian has a Bachelor’s degree) and applications from members of groups that are under-represented in the College of Education (African American, American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian, Hispanic/Latino).
Minimum Criteria
In order to be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:
  1. Sincere interest in becoming a teacher
  2. UW Junior or senior status by fall quarter 2009
  3. Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the University of Washington or accepted as a transfer student to the University of Washington
  4. Cumulative GPA of 2.75
  5. Demonstrabl e financial need as shown by qualifying for Federal Student Aid or as explain ed in a one-page statement of need
Preferred Criteria
  1. Enrolled in College of Education ELS (Education, Learning, and Society) minor or ECFS (Early Childhood and Family Studies) major.
  2. Applicant or acceptance in University of Washing ton, College of Education, Teacher Education Program (TEP).
For more information please contact Dr. Doris McEwen, Distinguished P-12 Educator, College of Education, at mcewend@u.washington.edu or (206) 685-6189.

Partnerships in Collaborative Research (PCR) Travel Grant
Deadline: June 1, 2009
The Partnerships in Collaborative Research (PCR) travel grant gives American scholars the opportunity to obtain funding assistance for the travel of a collaborator from Eastern Europe or Eurasia for an approved academic purpose. The grant will cover the cost of international airfare, administrative costs for acquiring a visa and fees for conferences in which the scholars are presenting collaboratively.
For detailed information about grant administration and eligibility, please consult the PCR Applications and Instructions, which can be found at: http://www.irex.org/programs/us_scholars/programs/uss_pcr.asp
For questions regarding PCR, please email: pcr@irex.org

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(c) 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.

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Other Items of Interest  

April 2009 Hubert Humphrey Fellow Talks at the Evans School
April 29, 2009
How Public is Our Republic (of Poland)?
12:00 - 1:00 pm, Parrington Hall Forum.
Speaker: Mr. Lech Marcinkowski, (Poland); Deputy Director, Audit and Supervision Department, Office of the Prime Minister

Upcoming Career-Related Presentation in Thompson Hall
May 5, 2009
Central Intelligence Agency
National Clandestine Service / Informational Session
3:30 pm, Thomson Hall 119.

Looking for a challenging and rewarding career? The Central Intelligence Agency is searching for intelligent and dedicated men and women from a variety of diverse backgrounds to contribute to our National Security mission. Recruiting representatives from the National Clandestine Service will be conducting an Information Session to discuss the CIA mission, NCS employment & internship opportunities and the employment/security clearance process. All students are welcome and encouraged to bring a resume.
Keep in mind that most all positions require U.S. Citizenship, relocation to the Northern Virginia area and a lengthy employment process that can take from six to twelve months.

May 11, 2009
JSIS Open House
9:30 am - 3 pm, Thomson Hall 317.

As part of the Centennial Open House, we will be hosting career-related presentations by JSIS alumni.

May 11 - June 1, 2009
Teaching in Changing Times - Working Groups
The Center for Instructional Development and Research (CIDR) will convene a series of working groups on topics related to course planning for next year.  Faculty and graduate students are invited to particpate if you are looking for ideas as you re/design your classes.  Topics include: assessment and evaluation, student engagement and interaction, and writing and projects.    For more details, please contact CIDR at 206 543-6588 or visit http://depts.washington.edu/cidrweb/

May 15, 2009
NIEA 2009 Workshop
“Human Rights in a Time of Global Crisis”
8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Cascadia Community College.
The Northwest International Education Association, an incorporated non-profit consortium was established in 1979 to bring higher education institutions in the Pacific Northwest together to collaborate in increasing student and faculty opportunities for international exchange, education and training.
For more information, please call 425-352-8415 or send email to international@cascadia.edu

May 22, 2009
State Department Foreign Service Officers Networking Breakfast
9:00 - 11:00 am, Parrington Hall Commons.
Ruth Kurzbauer, Board of Examiners, U.S. Department of State, as well as several former and current Foreign Service Officers, will informally meet with students and discuss careers at the State Department. Representatives will be available to discuss:

  • Generalist and Specialist Foreign Service careers (full time employment)
  • Student Internships with the Department of State
  • Student-to-Career special fellowships

    August 5-7, 2009
    6th Annual Youth Assembly at United Nation
    This year the Youth Assembly at the United Nations is being prepared in full partnership with the UN Department of Public Information. The UN Programme on Youth has a presence on this year's Planning Committee, too.
    More than a dozen UN Permanent Missions Endorse and Support the YA. In 2009, the Youth Assembly will be among the largest international youth gatherings on the U.N.s calendar.
    Come to learn more about Youth Led Development and the success of the Millennium Development Goals, but also enjoy:

  • Campaign Night, With Global NGOs
  • U.C. Peace Arts Festival
  • Incredible Networking
  • Educational and Employment Opportunities
  • Leadership Seminar Prior to the YA
  • After Registration: Accommodation:
  • Lodging, meals, special events - All included at 'Housing and Special Events,' on the YA site. The 6th annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations: Meet youth delegates, NGO leaders, U.N. specialists, well- known, respected global diplomats. Three days of intensive discussion and exchange about Youth Led Development and the Success of the Millennium Development Goals. Be there ... and be the change you want to see in your world.

    For more information, please visit http://www.faf.org/hl_youthassembly.htm
    or send email to yaapplications@faf.org

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    For Faculty

    May 15, 2009
    NIEA 2009 Workshop
    “Human Rights in a Time of Global Crisis”
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Cascadia Community College.
    The Northwest International Education Association, an incorporated non-profit consortium was established in 1979 to bring higher education institutions in the Pacific Northwest together to collaborate in increasing student and faculty opportunities for international exchange, education and training.
    For more information, please call 425-352-8415 or send email to international@cascadia.edu

    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!  We'd like to encourage JSIS alumni to connect with career services.  You can do this by posting your organization's job and internship possibilities directly with us, by joining the JSIS LinkedIn group, and by volunteering to speak with current students about your career path.  For more information, email jsisjobs@u.washington.edu.

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