MAY 7, 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 invite you to join us on Monday, May 11, 2009, for the Centennial Open House at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.  The day begins at 8:30 am with an informal coffee hour with JSIS Director Anand Yang.  The Open House continues with JSIS program and center poster sessions throughout Thomson Hall, musical performances, and alumni-led career conversations.  The Open House is free and all are invited.  For more details and a schedule of performances, please log on to:

We also encourage you to attend the NIEA 2009 Workshop, Human Rights in a Time of Global Crisis on May 15, 2009, at Cascadia Community College.  Several participants from the Center for Global Studies 2008 Community College Master Teacher Institute on Migration, Immigration, and Refugees will be presenting their work and continuing the conversation on migration issues. For more information or to register please call 425-352-8415 or email

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

May 7, 2009
After Fukuyama and Huntington: Prospects for American Power
Kane Hall 220, UW Seattle Campus, 7:30 PM . Speaker: Walter Russell Mead, Yale University.  Walter Mead will discuss the intersection of religion and American power – how it colors the way America engages with the world and the role it will play in the future of American grand strategy.  Co-sponsored by Comparative Religion Program and the Center for Global Studies

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
For more information, please contact Tese Wintz Neighbor (206) 441-5910 or

May 27, 2009
The Challenge of Piracy near the Horn of Africa

Communications 120, UW Seattle Campus, 7:00 PM . Please join a panel of UW speakers  including professors Walter Walsh, Frederick Lorenz, Wolf Latsch, and Joel Ngugi as they discuss modern day piracy from multiple perspectives.  Professor Scott Radnitz will serve as moderator.  Sponsored by The Center for Global Studies and African Studies Program.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information contact:

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

General Personal Statement Writing Workshops
For students getting started writing personal statements for any scholarship, fellowship or graduate school application.
- 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
Only current UW undergraduate students are eligible.

Zesbaugh Scholarship
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 or (206) 685-6189.

African Studies Graduate Research Assistant
Deadline: May 11, 2009
The African Studies Program (ASP) at the University of Washington invites applications for a program graduate research assistant. The research assistant position is a 50% appointment effective September 16th, 2009 until June 15th, 2010 (20 hours per week during the academic year). In addition the position requires training at the end of spring quarter 2009 and a total of 40 work hours over the summer months between June 16th and September 15th, 2009. Pay includes graduate appointee stipend and health benefits.
Required: Ability to train with current RA for approximately 15 hours prior to the end of Spring Quarter 2009 and to work a total of 40 hours during the summer of 2009. Applicants must be graduate students.  To apply, send a cover letter and CV with contact information of two references to:

Cheryl Rudd, Program Assistant
African Studies Program, Jackson School of International Studies
Campus Box 353650
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

For questions or concerns, please contact Cheryl Rudd at or via phone at (206) 616-0998.

The Comparative Law and Society Study Center
Graduate Fellows Certificate Program
Deadline: May 18, 2009
CLASS now offers an interdisciplinary certificate program that enables qualified students to earn a certificate in socio-legal studies as they pursue their doctorate. PhD students from the social sciences, Evans School , and Law School are eligible to apply to the certificate program. PhD students who are accepted into the certificate program will be designated CLASS Fellows, and will be eligible to receive upon graduation a certificate designating completion of an independent interdisciplinary law and society program.
For more information about the program, such as program requirements, and program courses,etc. Please visit
Applications must be submitted electronically by May 18, 2009.

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:
For questions regarding PCR, please email:

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

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.

Masters course in 'Global Studies - A European Perspective'
Deadline: June 15, 2009
The Masters course is an is an interdisciplinary, research-based programme offered by a Consortium of four European universities:
- University of Leipzig (Germany),
- London School of Economics and Political Science (UK),
- University of Vienna (Austria),
- and University of Wroclaw (Poland)
and is maintaining a partnership with four further leading non-European universities in the field of Global Studies:
- Dalhousie University (Canada),
- Macquarie University (Australia),
- University of California at Santa Barbara (USA),
- University of Stellenbosch (South Africa).
The Masters course combines approaches from Global History and International Studies. Cultural Studies, Area Studies, Social Sciences and other disciplines contribute to a wide ranging academic programme.
Further information on the Masters course in Global Studies is also to be found under:

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Other Items of Interest

 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

May 12, 2009
Career Panel on Microfinance
YPIN and SeaMo are pleased to join forces to bring you an evening of insights into the growing field of microfinance. This event will feature panelists from several local organizations that are defining Seattle as a leader in local and international micro-lending. Representatives from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Partnerships, Grameen Foundation, Unitus, and Washington CASH will all share their insights on how they entered the field of microfinance, challenges they encountered, successes they’ve enjoyed, and recommendations that they have for those interested in the field. The panel will include Program Officers, HR Representatives, Grants Managers, and Development Officers, proving that there are many entry points, for those with a diversity of backgrounds. There will also be time for direct questions from the audience. A pre-event reception with wine and light appetizers is offered for those who wish to mingle with the speakers beforehand. We hope to see you there!
Cost: Pre-reception and event: $25 members and students. $35 non-members. Event only: $5 for members and students. $10 for non-members
Registration: Pre-register online at: or by calling the Council at (206) 441-5910. Registrations will also be accepted at the door.

May 20, 2009
Panel Discussion on Trade Issues
4:30 pm - 6:20 pm, Balmer Hall 307

Panel: Bill Stafford (Washington State Trade Alliance), Kathleen Connors (Washington Council on International Trade), Stan Sorcher (Legislative Director, SPEEA Union), Joe Borich (Washington State China Relations Council). This panel discussion sponsored by GTTL will explore the following topics:
- What are the key elements of trade? How is trade in the interest of business, government, workers?
- How dependent is the Northwest on international trade?
- Is there an equal playing field across countries (fair vs. free trade)? If not, what role should governments play in ensuring fairness? What are the key issues related to offshoring, underdeveloped countries?
- What are the key issues and controversies associated with US/China trade (e.g., deficits, Chinese investment in US assets, intellectual property, US job loss, incentives to attract future business, environmental standards, trade standards)?

May 20, 2009
Global Socials Series:
Saludos Centroamerica!
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Centro de La Raza, 2524 16th Ave S., Seattle WA 98144

Washington State has an amazing diversity of groups and people working in Central America: over 120 programs and projects are run in the region by dozens of organizations based right here. Join us to network with members from small and large non-profits, educational institutions, philanthropy and businesses who all share something in common: our passion for Central America.
This informal gathering at the Centro de la Raza will give you and your colleagues an opportunity to share your experiences and ideas, and to connect with others who are actively working in Central America.
- WHAT TO BRING: Brochures, newsletters and business cards to share.
- COST: $10 Global Washington Members, $15 for non-members.
RSVP to: or call 206.547.9330.
Light refreshments will be provided.

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
    or send email to

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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

    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

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