MAY 21, 2009

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

Letter from the Center

On May 11, 2009, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies celebrated its Centennial at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, WA. UW President Mark Emmert welcomed our keynote speaker, Governor Christine Gregoire and celebrants.  Over 400 friends, well wishers, alumni, community partners, businesses, UW administrators, faculty, and staff celebrated 100 years of history and education while looking forward to the next 100 years! The evening was particularly special for the International Studies Program and the Center for Global Studies because we honored Professor Donald Hellman with an anonymous gift in his name to support excellence in international studies scholarship.  This extraordinary gift is a fitting tribute to Professor Hellman's distinguished career and one that will be greatly appreciated by students and scholars for years to come!

Continuing in this vein of celebration....the Center for Global Studies is happy to announce this year's recipients of its Course Development Awards: Professor Sareeta Amrute for "Pirates and Piracy in the Contemporary World"; Professor Mary Callahan for "Borderlands"; Professor Kathie Friedman for "Global Diasporas"; Professor Maria Elena Garcia for "Globalized Guinea Pigs: Animals in Global Perspective"; Professor Yong-Chool Ha for "Community in East & Northeast Asia: Theoretical and Empirical Challenges"; Professor Evan Kanter for "War and Public Health"; Professor Wolfram Latsch for "The Role of Institutions in Economic Change and Development"; Professor Jose Antonio Lucero for "The Borderlands of Violence: Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States"; Professor Kazimierz Poznanski for "The Myth of War"; Professor Cabeiri Robinson for "Political Islam and Contemporary Islamist Movements"; and, Professor James Wellman for "American Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy".

Please join us for a brown bag lunch on June 5th featuring Ana Mari Cauce, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, who will share impressions from her recent trip to Cuba. (For more details see our Events section below). THIS WEEKEND...check out Get Global 2009 which encourages youth to engage in global affairs, take advantage of study abroad opportunities and learn foreign languages. For more details visit:

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
Tamara Leonard
Associate Director
Center for Global Studies

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Upcoming CGS Events

May 26, 2009
Global Washington: The Environment & the Developing World

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM . Climate change, sustainable agriculture, clean water - these are issues that impact the citizens of Washington state, and all the citizens of the world. Join Global Washington and hear about lessons learned and success stories from Washington nonprofits and businesses working on environmental issues in the developing world.
Hear from our panel, and then engage with one another at conversation cafes organized around the environmental issues you care about.
Cost: $10 for Global Washington Members, $15 for Non-Members.
Co-sponsored by Center for Global Studies
For more information and to register the event, please email to

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:

May 29, 2009
Book Launch: Building Ships, Building a Nation Korea's Democratic Unionism under Park Chung Hee by Hwasook Nam

Smith 105, UW Seattle Campus, 3:30 PM . Speaker: Hwasook Nam. Building Ships, Building a Nation examines the rise and fall, during the rule of Park Chung Hee (1961-79), of the combative labor union at the Korea Shipbuilding and Engineering Corporation (KSCE), which was Korea’s largest and most advanced shipyard until Hyundai appeared on the scene in the early 1970s.
Hwasook Nam received her B.A. and M.A. in Korean history at Seoul National University and completed her Ph.D. in history at the UW in 2003. She taught for four years at the U of Utah before returning to the UW in the Fall of 2007. She is currently James B. Palais Assistant Professor in Korea Studies, dividing her time between the History Department and the Jackson School of International Studies. She teaches courses on Korean and East Asian history with an emphasis on comparative labor and gender issues.
Cosponsored by Center for Global Stuides, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, and Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
For more information, call 206-543-7946, or e-mail

June 5, 2009
A Visit to Cuba

Thomson 317, UW Seattle Campus, 12:00 - 1:30 PM . Speaker: Ana Mari Cauce, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences. Earlier this Spring, Ana Mari Cauce returned to Cuba, her country of birth, after being away for fifty years. In this informal gathering she will discuss the memories of her childhood, her impressions of the places she visited, people she met, and the changes that are likely to come to Cuba in the near future.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

GH 415 / GH 515: Challenges in Global Health Fall Quarter 2009 Teacher Assistantship
Deadline: May 28, 2009
Professor Christopher Murray is seeking two Teaching Assistants for the Undergraduate and Graduate portions of this course. Based on academic qualifications and experience, selected individuals will be assigned and responsible for either the Undergraduate or Graduate section of this course. Teaching Assistants will be supervised by Professor Christopher Murray and responsible for the following items:
- Lead and facilitate quiz/discussion sections.
- Support students with course assignments and papers.
- Help students achieve to learning objectives.
- Grade problem sets, projects and exams.
- Write problem sets and draft exams.
- Contribute to maintenance of course website.
To apply, please email:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- Unofficial Transcript
For more information, please contact Sean Lassiter at

Reader/Grader for INFO 344 & INFO 343 – Summer Quarter 2009
Deadline: Noon, June 1, 2009
We are seeking applicants for one hourly Reader/Grader position supporting two undergraduate web development courses that will be taught back-to-back in summer 2009. INFO 343: Web Technologies, will be taught in A-term. Informatics 344: Web tools and development in B-term. INFO 343 focuses on client side web development and scripting while INFO 344 focuses on server side web development.
Responsibilities include coordinating lectures and activities with the instructor, grading student assignments, and helping students in the lab and in office hours.
This position is open to all University of Washington students. Students will be compensated at a competitive hourly rate DOE. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Crystal Yost, Human Resources Coordinator

To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your skills and experiences relevant to the position and a current resume that includes your work history and academic accomplishments to or to Mary Gates Hall, Suite 370.

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:

The 2009 Routledge–GCP&S Essay Prize
Deadline: November 6, 2009
GCP&S invites entries for the annual Routledge–GCP&S Essay Prize competition. This competition is designed to encourage outstanding new contributions to research on practical and theoretical questions posed by a rapidly globalising world. It seeks to attract new research into the international dimensions of political, economic and cultural life, and into the contradictions of an increasingly integrated yet fragmented world. Of specific interest are entries that look at events and developments that reverberate beyond the confines of a particular country, and those that are concerned with the sources and consequences of conflict, violence and insecurity, as well as the conditions and prospects for conflict transformation and peace-building.
The winning essay will be refereed with a view to publication in Global Change, Peace & Security. The author will receive the Routledge–GCP&S Essay Prize winner’s certificate, as well as $US500 prize money.
The competition is open to those enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or who have graduated within the previous four years. Previously published research articles, or those that are being considered for publication, will not be acceptable. Essays currently being assessed as part of a degree will also not be accepted.
Essays must be between 6000-8000 words in length. The style must conform strictly to the guidelines set out on the journal’s website and be accompanied by the author’s name, their contact details, and details of their institutional affiliation if applicable. For guidelines, please refer to
Please send entries (printed in English and as email attachments only) to

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Other Items of Interest

May 26-28, 2009
6th Annual Youth Assembly at United Nation
Be a part of Obama’s economic stimulus plan by applying for ARRA grant-funded positions that are becoming available at the UW.
The ARRA Employment Team is hosting a special virtual career fair for UW’s graduating seniors, graduate students, and recent grads with an interest in research-related positions in a broad range of fields from the liberal arts to the hard sciences.
Learn more about these terrific job opportunities during online chats. Mark your calendar and return to this page for:
- Graduating Seniors: Tuesday, May 26; 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Grad Students: Wednesday, May 27; 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Young Alumni: Thursday, May 28; 6:00 p.m. _ 7:00 p.m.
Please visit for more details.

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 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

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    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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