November 8, 2010
HENRY M. JACKSON SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

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

Letter from the Center

Global Human Security, writ large, is on the CGS events calendar! From climate change and famine to international relations and innovations in global development! Please join us for the following engaging events (more details found under Upcoming CGS Events):
  • On November 9, Cary Fowler presents "Feeling the Heat: Food and Famine in a Finite World," as part of the ongoing Food: Eating Your Environment lecture series. Cary Fowler, the Jesse and John Danz Endowed Lecturer, is Executive Director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust.
  • On November 12, The UW International Security Colloquium welcomes Keren Yarhi-Milo who will speak on "Assessing Intentions in International Politics." Keren Yarhi-Milo is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Princeton University whose research focuses on international security, foreign policy decision-making, intelligence, and signaling.
  • On November 15 & 16, please join us for the Global Washington 2010 Conference: Bridges to Breakthroughs: How Partnerships and Innovation are Changing the World. Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large Global Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State, will give the keynote address on the first day. She has worked to coordinate foreign policy issues and activities relating to the political, economic and social advancement of women around the world. UW students, staff, and faculty may register for this event as a member, since the UW's CGS and Office of Global Affairs have both contributed towards a UW-wide membership.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships enable undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to study world languages and their respective regions either at UW or abroad. To learn more about FLAS Fellowships, please consider attending one of our FLAS information sessions; details may be found under Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities. The FLAS application deadline is January 15, 2011.

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
http://csde.washington.edu/~scurran

Tamara Leonard

Tamara Leonard
Associate Director
Center for Global Studies
http://jsis.washington.edu/isp/

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Upcoming CGS Events

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. This is part of the "Food: Eating Your Environment" Lecture Series. 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--1:30 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.

November 15-16, 2010
Bridges to Breakthroughs: How partnerships and innovation are changing the world--Global WA 2010 Conference
Microsoft Campus, Redmond
Speaker Spotlight: Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large Global Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State. This session will provide leading examples of both non-profits leveraging for-profit principles and systems to affect greater impact for their development programs, and for-profit organizations developing models to address opportunities in global development. Panelists will highlight challenges of integrating for-profit and non-profit sectors, highlight specific methodologies and tools they have developed to achieve impact and scale, consider the required management skills to lead such ventures, and discuss the future of non-profit/for-profit integration for development. UW students, staff, and faculty may register for this event as a member, since the UW's CGS and Office of Global Affairs have both contributed towards a UW-wide membership. For more information and to register please go to http://globalwa.org/events/conference-2010/.

November 16, 2010
Collaborative Conservation to Restore America's Wild Food Diversity
6:30-8:00 PM, Kane Hall
Speaker: Gary Paul Nabhan, Founder, Renewing America's Food Traditions (RAFT). Join the University of Washington in a conversation about food--ranging from its security, to politics, to consumption. This is part of the "Food: Eating Your Environment" Lecture Series. 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 30, 2010
The Ecosystem as the Measure: 50 Years to Perennial Sustainability
6:30-8:00 PM, Kane Hall
Speaker: Wes Jackson, Founder, The Land Institute. Join the University of Washington in a conversation about food--ranging from its security, to politics, to consumption. This is part of the "Food: Eating Your Environment" Lecture Series. 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

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Information Sessions
November 8- December 1, 2010
The FLAS mission is to meet the national need for expertise and competence in foreign language and area studies. Language study must be in one of these target languages: Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Filipino/Tagalog, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian/Malay, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Kirgiz, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Uighur, Urdu, Uzbek, and Vietnamese. FLAS fellowships are avvailable for undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. Interested students should attend one of the following information sessions:

-Monday, November 8, 3:30-4:20pm, Denny 216
-Tuesday, November 9, 2:30-3:20pm, Thomson 317
-Wednesday, November 10, 3:30-4:20pm, Mary Gates Hall 258

-Monday, November 15, 3:30-4:20pm, Denny 216
-Tuesday, November 16, 1:30-2:20pm, Mary Gates Hall 258
-Wednesday, November 17, 3:30-4:20pm, Thomson 317

-Tuesday, November 30, 2:30-3:20pm, Mary Gates Hall 258
-Wednesday, December 1, 3:30-4:20pm, Thomson 317

The online application will be available by Nov. 15, 2010 and will be due Jan. 15, 2011. Please RSVP to attend by e-mailing macurtis@u.washington.edu.

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").

Global Youth Connect's Summer 2011 International Human Rights Delegations in Rwanda and Bosnia
Deadline: December 3rd & 10th, 2010
Global Youth Connect is seeking young leaders (ages 18-35) to apply to their summer program. Until December 3rd (Bosnia) and December 10th (Rwanda), there are Rolling Early Admissions policies in effect for up to half of the available positions. We know that many people want to plan their summers well in advance and we hope to award qualified candidates with the ability to plan and fundraise early. The final deadline to receive applications is January 7, 2010 (Bosnia) and January 19, 2011 (Rwanda). Global Youth Connect (GYC) is an international human rights organization which is building and supporting a community of youth who are actively promoting and protecting human rights, and educating and inspiring the next generation to work for peaceful change. GYC has been organizing international human rights delegations since 2001. Please visit their website to learn more about their work: www.globalyouthconnect.org.

Killam Scholarship
Deadline: January 7, 2011
The 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.

8th Annual Youth Assembly at the UN--January 20 & 21, 2011
Application Deadline: December 15, 2010
The Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations (YA) has been a resounding success. Each year it registers the maximum number of youth delegates that the United Nations will permit. The Youth Assembly demonstrates what committed, global youth leaders can and have accomplished in support of the 8 UN Millennium Development Goals. The Executive Sessions will foster an intimate and intensive version of the Youth Assembly, providing a rare opportunity to network among young working professionals, UN representatives, and corporate leaders - within the backdrop of UN Headquarters in New York City. Space is very Limited. Registration by application only (Thru (12/15)10). Sliding scale rates for individuals from LDC and groups. Apply online today: http://www.faf.org/unyouthassembly/applytoday.htm.

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

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

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 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/.

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.

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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