October 11, 2010

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

Letter from the Center

Welcome back to the Autumn 2010 quarter at the UW! We are delighted to announce that the Center for Global Studies has secured a four year $1.76 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to provide language instruction and comprehensive international education. Our center is one of eight National Resource Centers located at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and one of 11 federally-designated National Resource Centers for International Studies located at leading universities throughout the U.S. To read more about these grants, please see the special story in the University Week http://uwnews.org/uweek/article.aspx?Search=jackson+school&id=60709. Over the next four years, the CGS will address global issues of particular importance to the Pacific Northwest region, focusing on our three themes of global health, global human security and global religions. Along with our program grant, CGS will also be supporting graduate and undergraduate foreign language and area studies fellows with $177,000 in annual fellowships. We look forward to working with all you as we implement this grant and fellowship program over the next four years!

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 Curran

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

Tamara Leonard
Associate Director
Center for Global Studies

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Upcoming CGS Events

October 12, 2010
The Battle Over Biofuel
6:30-8:00 PM, Kane Hall
Speaker: Roz Naylor, Director, Program on Food and Security and the Environment, Stanford University; Walker-Ames Endowed Lecturer. This is part of the Lecture Series Food: Eating your Environment. Join the University of Washington in a conversation about food--ranging from its security, to politics, to consumption. Co-Sponsored by The College of the Environment, The Graduate School, the UW Alumni Association and The Center for Global Studies. Lectures are free, but registration is required. For more information and to register online go to uwalum.com/food or call 206-543-0540 .

October 15, 2010
War and the Religious Calendar--Part of the UWISC Lecture Series
12:00-1:30pm in Gowen 1A
Speaker: Ron Hassner, is an assistant professor at the University of California, Berkely. His research revolves around symbolic and emotive aspects of international security with particular attention to religious violence, Middle Eastern politics and territorial disputes. His publications have focused on the role of perceptions in entrenching international disputes, the causes and characteristics of conflicts over sacred places, the characteristics of political-religious leadership and political-religious mobilization, and the role of national symbols in conflict. For more information please go to online go to http://www.polisci.washington.edu/Conferences/UWISC.html. 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.

October 19, 2010
Food Politics: Advocacy for Social Change
6:30-8:00 PM, Kane Hall
Speaker: Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor, New York University. This is part of the Lecture Series Food: Eating your Environment. Join the University of Washington in a conversation about food--ranging from its security, to politics, to consumption. Co-Sponsored by The College of the Environment, The Graduate School, the UW Alumni Association and The Center for Global Studies. Lectures are free, but registration is required. For more information and to register online go to uwalum.com/food or call 206-543-0540 .

October 21, 2010
Zionism and the Roads Not Taken: Rethinking Jewish Nationalism Past, Present and Future
7:00-9:00 PM, UW Tower Auditorium
Professor Noam Pianko presents a brief talk based on his new and first book Zionism and the Roads Not Taken: Rawidowicz, Kaplan, Kohn. Today, Zionism is understood as a national movement whose primary historical goal was the establishment of a Jewish state. However, Zionism's association with national sovereignty was not foreordained. Zionism and the Roads Not Taken uncovers the thought of three key interwar Jewish intellectuals who defined Zionism's central mission as challenging the model of a sovereign nation-state. Recovering these roads not taken helps us to re-imagine Jewish identity and collectivity, past, present, and future.
Commentators: Professor Gad Barzilai, Chair Stroum Jewish Studies Program, JSIS, LSJ; and Professor Michael Rosenthal, Philosophy, Jewish Studies
A kosher dessert reception and book signing will follow the lecture. This talk is part of the People & Their Books: A Stroum Jewish Studies Faculty Book Series. This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program, the Center for Global Studies and the Comparative Religion Program. For more information contact the Jewish Studies Program at 206-543-0138, jewishst@uw.edu or visit www.jsis.washington.edu/jewish.

October 26, 2010
Eating Fish to Save the Rainforest
6:30-8:00 PM, Kane Hall
Speaker: Ray Hilborn, Professor, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington. This is part of the Lecture Series Food: Eating your Environment. Join the University of Washington in a conversation about food--ranging from its security, to politics, to consumption. Co-Sponsored by The College of the Environment, The Graduate School, the UW Alumni Association and The Center for Global Studies. Lectures are free, but registration is required. For more information and to register online go to uwalum.com/food or call 206-543-0540 .

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

German Chancellor Fellowship 2011-2012
Deadline: October 15, 2010
The German Chancellor Fellowship provides for a stay of one year in Germany for profes­sional development, study, or research. Applicants design individual projects and decide at which institutions or organizations to pursue them. A bachelor's degree is required and candidates must have received their degree after September 1, 1998. Successful candidates have come from such fields as government, social and policy sciences, law, journalism, communications, management, finance, economics, architecture, public service, the humanities, the arts, and environmental affairs. The program begins September 1, 2011 and lasts twelve months. It is preceded by language classes in Germany. Monthly stipends range from 2,000 to 3,000 EUR, and allow­ances are available for accompanying family members, travel expenses, and introductory German lan­guage instruction in the United States. Applications and additional information are available on the Alexander von Humboldt webpage: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/4074.html.

Presidential Management Fellows Program
Deadline: October 15, 2010
We are currently seeking candidates for the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management! This highly selective, rigorous leadership program recruits outstanding graduate students for a two-year developmental fellowship at various Federal Agencies. Fellows will receive: Two-year paid fellowships, 80 hours of training each year, Competitive pay and benefits, and Potential accelerated promotions. Eligibility and application information is available at www.pmf.gov. Visit our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/PMFProgram.

Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship
Deadline: October 18, 2010, 5:00PM
Mary Gates Reserach Scholarship
Deadline: October 22, 2010, 5:00PM
Applicants in the midst of writing their Leadership essay may attend a writing workshop on Wednesday, October 13, from 3:30-5:00 p.m., in room 258 Mary Gates Hall. Those in the midst of writing their research essays may attend a writing workshop on Tuesday, October 12, from 4:30-6:00 p.m., in room 258 Mary Gates Hall. More information can be found at http://exp.washington.edu/mge/.

Northwestern Universtiy Conference on Human Rights
Deadline: November 1, 2010
NUCHR 2011 is seeking high-caliber undergraduate delegates with an active interest in human rights and forced migration for this year's conference Human Rights in Transit: Issues of Forced Migration! Chosen delegates will receive a travel stipend, hotel accommodations, and meals during their stay in Evanston. We expect delegates to actively engage in each activity throughout the conference. Certain events during the conference will be exclusively for delegates, including private question-and-answer sessions with keynote speakers and discussion sections with in-depth exploration of case studies. For more information and to apply please visit www.nuchr.net.

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Other Items of Interest

October 14, 2010
Stories from the Field: Redefining Emergency Response
5:00-7:00 PM, Seattle Times: Main Auditorium, 1120 John Street, Seattle, WA 98109
Moderator: Joy Portella, Mercy Corps’ Director of Communications. In our thirty-year history, Mercy Corps has helped people bounce back after hundreds of emergencies – large and small, natural and man made. Come and hear an inside perspective on Mercy Corps’ work around the world. The panel will consist of key staff working in Indonesia, Pakistan and Haiti. Please RSVP to Kristin at krjensen@sea.mercycorps.org or 206.547.5212 x200.

October 22, 2010
Film Screening of "The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo"
6:45-9:30 PM, Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle
Winner of the Sundance Special Jury Prize in Documentary and inspiration for a U.N. Resolution classifying rape as a weapon of war, "The Greatest Silence" opened the world's eyes to the epidemic of rape in eastern Congo. Featuring interviews with survivors, activists, peacekeepers, physicians, and--chillingly--soldiers who unabashedly admit to torturing women, this powerful film shattered the silence surrounding the use of rape as a weapon of war while inspiring viewers with examples of resistance, courage, and resilience. Mineral-rich eastern Congo is considered the most dangerous place in the world to be a woman or a girl. Competition for control over mineral resources--including coltan, which is used to manufacture electronics-- has attracted foreign militias and soldiers from the Congolese Army who use sexual violence to control villagers in mining areas. There will be a Panel Discussion after the movie with Dick Anderson, Executive Director, HEAL Africa; Wemba-koy Okonda, President, OkoNGO; and Erika Berg, Refugee and Immigrant Children's Program. This event is co-hosted by the Lutheran Community Services NW’s Refugee and Immigrant. For more information please visit http://www.meaningfulmovies.org/images/Flyers/GreatestSilence_v3_2page.pdf.

International Service Learning Opportunities for Bilingual (Spanish/English) Graduate Students and Faculty
TeenSmart International seeks volunteers and/or consultants to support its work promoting adolescent health in Central America. We are especially looking for professionals with expertise in the development of adolescent health education methods and materials, grant writing and publication, information technology, and statistics and evaluation. Professionals can work either locally (in Costa Rica or Nicaragua) or virtually from the USA. We encourage interested candidates to seek Fulbright scholarships or other sources of funding to work with us in Central America. For more information please visit www.teensmart.net. Interested persons should send a cover letter and an updated curriculum in English and Spanish to info@teensmart.net For more information call 011 506- 8837 6478 in Costa Rica, Central America.

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For Faculty

Worldwide University Networks 2010 Research Development Fund Grants—Call for Proposals
Application Deadline: October 29, 2010
The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is an international partnership of leading public research universities. WUN partners share a commitment to research quality and advancement, developing collab-orations in interdisciplinary areas of global concern. University of Washington’s partnership in WUN is managed by the Office of Global Affairs under Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Stephen E. Hanson, Chair of the WUN Academic Advisory Group. The WUN Research Development Fund will offer grants of up to $20,000 (average $15,000) from an overall fund in 2010 of up to $300,000 to support research collaborations in the following WUN Global Challenges:
Adapting to Climate Change
Understanding Cultures
Opportunities and Challenges of Globalization
Global Health – (Public Health – non-communicable disease)
New Frontiers in Information and Communications Technology
Each proposal should include a minimum of three collaborators from WUN partner universities and should span at least three countries. Research teams may involve additional participants from any non-WUN member university. For more information please visit http://www.wun.ac.uk/.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows
Application Deadline: November 11, 2010
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation's most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy and politics in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. Exceptional candidates from academic faculties and nonprofit health care organizations are encouraged to apply. Applicants may have backgrounds in the following disciplines: allied health professions; biomedical sciences; dentistry; economics or other social sciences; health services organization and administration; medicine; nursing; public health; or social and behavioral health. Applicants must be itizens or permanent residents of the United States or its territories. For more information please visit http://www.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=21143.

Simpson Center Collaboration Studio Grants
Collaboration Studio grants provide focused, quarter-long opportunities for crossdisciplinary and cross-departmental groups of two to four individuals to work together to catalyze, deepen, and/or reconfigure research projects with near- or long-term goals of publication/dissemination, in traditional or diverse formats. While this initiative is primarily intended to advance projects for ladder faculty, teams may, with justification, include graduate students, lecturers, and/or staff members. Studio grants take the form of one course release per collaborator or a summer stipend of $5,250 each, to be taken simultaneously by members in the quarter they designate for their work. (Note: release and compensation plans for full-time staff collaborators should be specified in the budget.) Studio grants may be used to lay the foundations for a long-term research project and collaboration (on the Large-Scale Collaboration model of Modern Girl Around the World, which included a visiting scholar lecture series, curriculum development, and individual and collective publications), or to move an existing collaboration (e.g., a research cluster, or interdisciplinary teaching partnership like the Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities) towards writing, publishing, or a major grant submission. While the studio provides time for intensive collaboration, work is expected to continue throughout (and perhaps beyond) the year-long granting period. For more informatio please visit the website at http://depts.washington.edu/uwch/apply/2010/collaboration_studio_grants.html.

Simpson Center Funding Opportunities
Application Deadline: November 15, 2010
The Simpson Center invites project proposals in the humanities from UW faculty and graduate students. Funding opportunities include faculty and graduate student research fellowships; associate professor crossdisciplinary research initiatives; full professor crossdisciplinary conversation awards; crossdisciplinary graduate seminars; symposia, colloquia, and conferences; crossdisciplinary research clusters; large-scale collaborations; projects in the public humanities; and the Solomon Katz Distinguished Lectureship in the Humanities. For more information please visit their website at http://depts.washington.edu/uwch/apply/.

Native Peoples of the World seeking contributors
Native Peoples of the World, to be published by the acclaimed academic reference publishing house, M.E. Sharpe, will be a first-of-its-kind global look at the Indigenous people groups of the world, the nations where they live, and the issues that impact their lives.

This three-volume work, edited by Steven L. Danver and associate editors Marc Becker, Patit Mishra, Barbara Bennett Peterson, Hakeem Tijani, and Harald Haarmann; will examine the complex relationships between the world's indigenous groups and the societies that surround them. Of particular interest will be borderlands issues that arise when indigenous groups are either migratory across international borders or have territories that span international borders. It will serve both as a primer for people wishing to learn about indigenous relations worldwide, and a ready-reference resource for people wishing to easily locate information on specific groups, nations, and topics. Because of its organization and different types of entries, it will provide both a depth and a breadth of information, making it an indispensable resource on the topic. They are currently looking for contributors to write many of the entries for this work, many of which have to do with Central and South America. Please send a copy of your c.v. to contributors@mesaverdepublishing.com if you are possibly interested in participating in this reference work, and we will be happy to forward you a copy of the entry list.

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