JUNE 4, 2009

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

Letter from the Center

This time of year is made particularly special with the opportunity to recognize student, staff, and faculty accomplishments.  In this issue of e-news, the Center for Global Studies recognizes just some of the International Studies Program's undergraduates and their faculty mentors for their research accomplishments showcased during the 12th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium held on May 15th, 2009.  
Several of these research projects were supported from funds from Title VI grants administered by several of the Jackson School's international and area studies centers. Others resulted from the International Studies Program's Winter Task Force classes.  In all, they represent an impressive array of research accomplishments!  For the overall symposium program, specific projects and associated investigators, please click here http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/

Congratulations!  International Studies Majors Participating in the 12th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • Alyssa Goldberg, Jacquelyn Allen, Tiffany Martin, and Laurel Severt (Nancy Rivenburgh) 
  • Jung Hwang and colleagues (Margaret Levi)
  • Ruben Shimonov (Martin Jaffee)
  • Sara Mamman (Steve Hauschka and Richard Frock)
  • Phaik Goh (Arzoo Osanloo)
  • Kristen Olson, Naama Sheffer, Gustaf Andreason, Stephen Printz, Andrew Schwartz, Alison McKay, Marta Schwendeman, Julia Troutt, and April Nishimura (Vincent Gallucci & Nadine Fabbi)
  • Nathan Snyder (Dongsheng Zang)
  • Stephen Uy (Kathie Friedman)
  • Garrett Strain, Elizabeth Lyons (Sabine Lang)
  • Alvin Chen (Kazimierz Poznanski)
  • Kristiana Brix (Christine Ingebritsen and Deborah Porter)
  • April Nishimura, Sarah Stork, and colleagues (Steve Woodard)
  • Naama Sheffer (Anne Goodchild)

In other news, please be sure to join us on Friday, June 5th for Dean Ana Mari Cauce's talk on "A Visit to Cuba" (details below under CGS events).  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

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.

June 24-25, 2009
Liquid Planet: Exploring Global Water Issues 2009 Summer Seminar

UW Seattle Campus, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM . The Outreach Centers at The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies invite you to attend the annual Summer Seminar for Educators, June 24-25, 2009. This year's seminar, "Liquid Planet: Exploring Global Water Issues" will focus on the major water-related issues affecting communities around the world. With presentations featuring geographers, political scientists, environmentalists and more, this seminar will give teacher-participants the skills, knowledge and strategies to incorporate global water issues into the classroom. This two-day seminar is designed for middle school, high school and community college educators.

Registration Fee: $95* (non-refundable) includes parking/bus passes, coffee/tea, morning pastries, lunch, and 16 WA state clock hours (you must attend the entire seminar to receive clock hours). Travel stipends are available for teachers traveling more than 75 miles. In order to receive clock hours, you must register by June 10, 2009.
Sponsored by the Outreach Centers at the Jackson School of International Studies
For more information, or to register, visit http://jsis.washington.edu/outreach/summer/ or contact the Ellison Center at 206-543-4852 or by email: reecas@u.washington.edu

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

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.

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: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/zhs/emgs/.

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 http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/cparauth.asp
Please send entries (printed in English and as email attachments only) to gcps@latrobe.edu.au

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Other Items of Interest

June 5, 2009
UWSIC Talk: Battle Dynamics and the Risk of Civilian Attack in Uganda
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Gowen Hall 1A, UW Seattle Campus. Speaker: Steve Zech.

The University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC) is pleased to announce that University of Washington PhD student in the Department of Political Science, Ashley D. Thirkill-Mackelprang, will give a talk on Friday June 5th from 12-1:30pm in Gowen 1A. The talk is titled, “Battle Dynamics and the Risk of Civilian Attack in Uganda.” UW PhD student Steve Zech will serve as discussant.

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

    July 9-10, 2009
    Community College Master Teacher Institute: Global Religions 

    UW Seattle Campus, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Please join community college faculty for our annual summer institute.  Faculty from UW, faith-based organizations, and local scholars/practitioners will facilitate this two day workshop on a variety of international topics related to global religions.  For an application or more information, please contact tleonard@u.washington.edu or phone 206 685-2354.  Deadline to apply  is June 15th.  

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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!  This month's Pub Crawl is June 17th. 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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