October 25, 2010

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

Letter from the Center

On October 19, 2010 we welcomed Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics, to give a talk as part of the Food: Eating Your Environment lecture series. Her lecture, "Food Politics: Advocacy for Social Change" brought over 700 people to Kane 130. She argues that when it comes to safe food, more than hand washing and cooking foods to certain temperatures are required; politics and agribusiness play key roles in what is brought to the table. Join us for the next Food: Eating Your Environment lecture with UW Professor Ray Hilborn, recipient of the 2006 Volvo Environmental Prize, on October 26, 2010.

On October 21, 2010, the Jewish Studies Program, the Center for Global Studies and the Comparative Religion Program hosted Jackson School Professor Noam Pianko's book launch for Zionism and the Roads Not Taken: Rethinking Jewish Nationalism Past, Present and Future. Noam Pianko gave a compelling talk about his new book while Professor Gad Barzilai, Chair of the Stroum Jewish Studies Program, and Professor Michael Rosenthal provided insightful commentary.

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 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 .

October 28, 2010
Human Rights in the LGBT Community in El Salvador
6:00 PM, Thomson Hall, Room 317
The Center for Human Rights welcomes LGBT Rights Activist William Hernandez, Director and President of the Asociación Entre Amigos, an organization that works to promote and defend the human rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population and people living with HIV/AIDS in El Salvador. He also serves as Secretary for Human Rights of the Coalition of Gay Organizations of Central America. In 2000, William was honored with the Felipa de Souza Award from the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission in New York. A courageous grassroots activist and leader, over the years William has faced death threats, office raids, and other acts of intimidation aimed at silencing his advocacy for LGBT rights; Amnesty International and other human rights groups have issued Urgent Actions expressing fear for his safety. Although the situation has improved in recent years, members of the Salvadoran LGBT community continue to experience violence and intimidation as part of their daily lives, and Entre Amigos is one of the few organizations that publicly advocates on their behalf. For more information plese go to http://jsis.washington.edu/events/index.shtml#_2630 This event is sponsored by the Center for Global Studies and the Latin American Studies Program.

November 2, 2010
Social Sciences, Nutrition and the Meal
6:30-8:00 PM, Kane Hall
Speaker: Claude Fischler, Research Director, National Center for Scientific Research; Director, Edgar Morin Centre, Paris; Walker-Ames Endowed Lecturer. 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 .

November 9, 2010
Feeling the Heat: Food and Famine in a Finite World
6:30-8:00 PM, Kane Hall
Speaker: Cary Fowler, Executive Director, Global Crop Diversity Trust, Rome; Jessie and Jon Danz Endowed Lecturer. 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 .

November 12, 2010
Assessing Intentions in International Politics--Part of the UWISC Lecture Series
12:00--1:00 PM, Gowen 1A
Speaker: Keren Yarhi-Milo, is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Princeton University. UWISC is sponsored by UW Institute for National Security Education and Research (INSER), the Center for Global Studies, and the Department of Political Science. For more information please go to http://www.polisci.washington.edu/Conferences/UWISC.html.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

Carnegie Endowment Jr. Fellows Program
Deadline: October 26, 2010, 5:00 pm
UW is able to nominate 2 graduating seniors and/or recent Bachelor's graduates (within one year of graduation) for the Carnegie Endowment's Junior Fellows Program. Our UW application for those interested in being nominated is now open and available at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/85397. Each year the Carnegie Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 300 colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows provide research assistance to Associates working on the Carnegie Endowment's projects and have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials. Complete program details and application information is available on our website at http://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/scholarships/s/carnegie.

Study Abroad Fair
October 27, 2010, 10:00am-2:00pm
Explore study abroad options from Cape Town to Cairo from Copenhagen to Canberra at the Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall Commons. More than 100 exhibitors and program alums will be present to speak with you about options for taking your UW education across borders. Staff from International Programs and Exchanges will also be available to answer any questions you may have about scholarships, travel resources, and finding the program that is the right match for you.

We are excited to welcome visitors from our exchange partner universities in Asia, Europe and Africa and hope that you will visit the fair to learn more about these unique and affordable study abroad opportunities. More than 20 UW academic departments will also be present to showcase their UW faculty-led programs.

Concurrent workshops will be held in Mary Gates Hall 258:
11 a.m.: Study Abroad 101
Noon: Study, Work and Scholarship Opportunities in Japan
1 p.m.: Funding your Study Abroad
More information can be found at www.ipe.washington.edu.

Scholarship to Study Abroad in Canada
Deadline: October 31, 2010, 5:00PM
The scholarship will be awarded to an American undergraduate student enrolled at a university that is a member of the PNWCSC www.pnwcsc.org in Washington, Idaho, Alaska or Oregon. Students must be pursuing their Bachelor of Arts or Science degree and wish to spend a minimum of one semester/term/quarter studying in Canada. The student must attend a Canadian university. Any four-year Canadian university may be attended, but preference will be given to applicants accepted to attend a university in Alberta or British Columbia. One scholarship of $4,000.00 USD will be awarded for the 2010-2011 academic year (August 2010 - June 2011). More information about the application process can be found online at http://jsis.washington.edu/canada/.

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.

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) for Intensive Summer Institutes
Deadline: November 15, 2010
CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks. A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the CLS Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen languages for summer 2011: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu. Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. For more information please go to http://www.clscholarship.org/.

Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center Residency Program
Deadline: December 1, 2010, 5:00 pm
The Residency Program allows for one-month of disciplined work, uninterrupted by the professional and personal demands of daily life, in a diverse and stimulating community of fellow residents. Residents include scholars, scientists, journalists, writers, artists, non-governmental organization practitioners and policymakers from around the world. The competition is now open, and applications are due by December 1st, 2010. Webinars are offered on a weekly basis to answer questions about the application process. To sign up for a webinar and learn more about the program, please visit http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagio-center and make sure to browse through the Application Resource Center (in “Before You Apply”).

Killam Scholarship
Deadline: January 7, 2011
TThe Killam Fellowships Program, in conjunction with the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, is offering up to two full academic year fellowships for U.W. undergraduates to study at a Canadian institution in 2011-12. Majors from all schools and departments on campus are eligible to apply for study in any field represented by the host institution. More information about the application process can be found online at http://jsis.washington.edu/canada/undergraduate/killam.shtml.

Betty and David Jones Language Scholarships
Deadline: February 1, 2011
The Betty and David Jones Scholarships offer up to 50 full-tuition scholarships for study during the summer 2011 at the Middlebury Language Schools, the Monterey Institute's Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) or the Monterey Institute Intensive English Program. These scholarships are available to students intending to enroll at the Monterey Institute in fall 2011. To be eligible for fellowships, candidates must be admitted to a degree program in international policy, public administration, nonproliferation and terrorism studies, international environmental policy, international business or teaching foreign language for fall 2011. A limited number of top students will receive full scholarships including tuition, room, and board to attend the Middlebury Language Schools. Additional highly qualified students will receive tuition-only scholarships to attend SILP or the Intensive English Program at the Monterey Institute. For more information please visit http://www.miis.edu/admissions/financialaid/scholarships.

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Russian
Deadline: February 1, 2011
The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace offer up to 30 full-fellowships, including tuition, room, board, and books to attend Middlebury Language Schools during summer 2011. These scholarships are available to students intending to enroll at the Monterey Institute in fall 2011. To be eligible for fellowships, candidates must be admitted to a degree program in international policy, public administration, nonproliferation and terrorism studies, international environmental policy, international business or teaching foreign language for fall 2011. http://www.miis.edu/.

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Other Items of Interest

October 26, 2010
Grad Admissions Forum--International Affairs
6:00-8:00 PM, The Student Center, Room 160, Seattle University Campus
On Tuesday, October 26, the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) will conduct a campus forum on graduate education in international affairs at Seattle University.

Admissions officers from participating schools will be at the Seattle University Student Center from 6:00 to 8:00 pm to distribute literature on their schools and answer questions from prospective applicants. Many of the top graduate programs in international affairs will be represented; as of today, 19 APSIA schools plan to attend.

A short pre-fair admissions panel will begin at 5:30 in the Boeing Room of the Lemieux Library, which is located next to the Student Center. A panel of admissions directors from APSIA member schools will present general information about the admissions process, tips for producing strong applications, and how determine the best program for your needs. The panel will also answer questions from attendees.

There is no admission fee, and reservations are not required. Attendees are encouraged to register, however, by visiting the APSIA website (www.apsia.org) and clicking on the "Seattle" Forum name.

November 9, 2010
Research Commons Grand Opening
3:00-5:00 PM, Research Commons, Allen Library South ground floor, University of Washington
The University of Washington Libraries cordially invites you to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Research Commons. Remarks from Interim President Phyllis Wise, Dean of University Libraries Betsy Wilson, Research Commons Librarian Lauren Ray, and Professor Albert Folch, Department of Bioengineering, will be given. The UW Libraries Research Commons is intended to meet a new set of student and faculty needs that are emerging with the growth of data-driven research, digital scholarship and interdisciplinary studies. Learn more about the development of the space here: http://uwresearchcommons.wordpress.com.

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.

Pacific Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium
Since 1986 the Pacific Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium www.pnwcsc.org has promoted and helped sustain Canadian studies across our region. One of our member universities, the University of Washington, via its Canadian Studies Center, is offering this valuable and needed opportunity to include North America in international studies education. The nearby may seem familiar, but on closer look is known as richer, more complex, and in need of study. I encourage you and your colleagues to take in this "Portal for North America: Adding North American Content in Mainstream Course" program. And I encourage your institution's interests in the Pacific Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium, now some 47 colleges, universities, and associated organizations across Alaska, British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana. More and more the colleges and universities of our region should be working collaboratively to enrich the education and training we provide to our region. I think this "Portal for North America" and the PNWCSC are among the instruments for such mutual help to one another. For more information please contact Michael Treleaven, executive director of PNWCSC, Gonzaga University, treleaven@gem.gonzaga.edu or call 509.313.6698.

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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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