November 22, 2010

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

Letter from the Center

This week's highlights include two opportunities for students. We encourage students to apply for the UNFPA's award for the Health and Dignity of Women and the FLAS Fellowships (see details under "Scholarships, Research and Travel Opportunities").

The last lecture of the Food: Eating Your Environment lecture series is on November 30, 2010. Wes Jackson, Founder of the Land Institute will be speaking on "The Ecosystem as the Measure: 50 Years to Perennial Sustainability." His areas of focus are on the sustainable agriculture movement and agrarian philosophy. Jackson believes, "When people and land and community are as one, we all prosper." For more information on this talk and other lectures please look at our Upcoming CGS Events section below.

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

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 or call 206-543-0540 .

December 2, 2010
Technology at the Margins: How IT Meets the Needs of Emerging Markets
3:30 PM, Burke Museum, UW Campus
Speaker: Akhtar Badshah co-edited this volume which discusses information and communication technologies (ICTs) which have revolutionized our lives by changing the way we live, play, work, communicate, learn, manage our finances, and stay healthy—just think of life without Facebook, cell phones, or email! But the majority of the world's people—the four billion at the bottom of the global economic pyramid living on less than $2 a day—remain largely unable to benefit from the ICT revolution, mainly due to its irrelevance to their needs and the high cost of technology in relation to their purchasing power. What if we could change all this? What impact would it have on reducing poverty and improving lives? What barriers need to be overcome before this can happen? For more information contact Keith Snodgrass at or call 206-543-4800. This event is sponsored by the South Asia Center, the Global Business Center of the Foster School of Business, UW, and the Center for Global Studies.

December 3, 2010
Peacekeeping and the Security Dilemma--Part of the UWISC Lecture Series
12:00--1:30 PM, Gowen 1A
Speaker: Andrew Cockrell is a Political Science PhD at the University of Washington. 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 contact Joshua Eastin,

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Information Sessions
The FLAS mission is to meet the national need for expertise and competence in foreign language and area/international 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 available for undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. Information is available at Interested students should attend one of the following information sessions:

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

Please RSVP to attend by e-mailing

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 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:

UNFPA 2011 Student Award for the Health and Dignity of Women
Deadline: December 10th, 2010
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. Each year, Americans for UNFPA recognizes one student who demonstrates potential for a long-term commitment to women’s health and the promotion of women’s rights through its Student Award for the Health and Dignity of Women. The 2011 Student Award winner will be selected based on her essay submission addressing the impact of UNFPA on the health and dignity of women worldwide.

In an effort to increase global understanding of the health and rights of women, the contest winner will receive an all expense paid trip overseas during the summer of 2011 to travel with Americans for UNFPA staff to a low-income country where the winner will visit an ongoing UNFPA program. The 2011 Student Award winner will be interviewed about the experience by Americans for UNFPA staff and media, and will participate in a live blog, featured in a national online publication. Additionally, the winner will receive a $1,000 stipend for use during the following academic year, and will serve as a Student Ambassador for Americans for UNFPA where the winner will be invited to participate in lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill to lobby Members of Congress in the spring of 2011. In the fall of 2011, the Student Award winner will host a campus event in the fall to share his/her experience with his/her fellow classmates.

Applications are due by 12 noon on December 10, 2010. The 2011 Student Award winner will be announced January 14th, 2011. For more information, please visit

8th Annual Youth Assembly at the UN--January 20 & 21, 2011
Application Deadline: December 15, 2010
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:

Global Engagement Summit-- Deadline Extended
Application Deadline: December 15, 2010
The Global Engagement Summit (GES) is a five-day training conference for students committed to global change. Delegates come together to understand the challenges of and opportunities for their engagement; to hone the skills and mindsets that will enable them to better plan, execute, and participate in change-based projects; and to connect with like-minded peers from around the world. In the past, the Summit has involved undergraduates and recent graduates from over 40 countries, 80 colleges and universities, and invited more than 50 global nonprofits for five days of exchange and capacity building at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, USA. For more information and to apply go to

The Boren Scholarship
Deadline: January 11, 2011
For undergraduate students in any field considering studying abroad, the Boren Scholarships could be a good scholarship to consider for funding support. Boren Scholarships provide scholarship support to students seeking to study languages abroad during the 2011-2012 academic year. Language study does not need to be the sole focus of studies, but must be a significant component. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Students in any academic field are eligible. Students in STEM fields can also apply for summer 2011 study abroad programs, for which the funding is up to $8,000. These awards support study abroad in several world regions including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. For more information please attend an information session on Dec. 1, 2010, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 120. More information can be found at

2011 Charles B. Rangel International Graduate Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 21, 2011
The program is designed for young people interested in international affairs and particularly in diplomatic careers in the U.S. Foreign Service. The program aims to promote excellence and diversity in U.S. representation overseas and encourages the application of members of minority groups and those with financial need. The Fellowships provide students wishing to pursue a Foreign Service career up to $90,000 in support for two-year graduate programs and internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have at least a 3.2 GPA and be ready to begin a two-year graduate program in fall 2011. For more information and to apply, please go to

American Institute of Indian Studies: 2011 Summer Language Study in India
Deadline: January 31, 2011
This is an intensive immersion-type language program for graduate and highly motivated undergraduate students at U.S. colleges and universities. Students applying for regular Hindi and for Sanskrit should have the equivalent of at least two years of prior classroom instruction; one year is required for applicants in Bengali, second-year Hindi and Tamil. Applicants for Urdu should have one year of Hindi or Urdu. Applicants for Punjabi, Telugu, Marathi and Malayalam may apply at all levels, including beginning. Applications for other languages will be considered. For more information on the program and to apply please go to The American Institute of Indian Studies website or view the flyer.

2011 Bonderman Travel Fellowship
Deadline: January 31, 2011
Graduate students (including those in the Law and Business Schools and other graduate and professional programs), undergraduate students (of junior and senior credit standing) in the University Honors Program, and undergraduate students (of junior and senior credit standing) in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program in good standing are eligible for this opportunity. David Bonderman - the donor - wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight or more months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it. Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2011. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.

MPIFG Post doctoral Fellowships
Deadline: January 31, 2011
The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies invites suitable candidates to apply for up to four postdoctoral fellowships and one Central and East European postdoctoral fellowship in economic sociology and political economy. Applicants must hold a PhD degree in political science, sociology, organization studies or related fields. Degrees must be received by June 2011 at the latest. Fellowships will usually start on October 1, 2011, and will be awarded for one year. The deadline for application is January 31, 2011. To RSVP for an information session please go to More information about this event can be found at

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Other Items of Interest

November 23, 2010
Human Rights and Democracy in Burma
12:30pm - 1:20pm, Room 133, UW Law School
Please join the Center for Human Rights and Justice for a Social Justice Tuesday presentation and discussion of the recent Burmese elections, the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, and the current humanitarian situation in Burma. The CHRJ will host a panel of experts on Burma to discuss a range of issues facing the country.Larry Dohrs is on the board of directors of the US Campaign for Burma, and hosts the Seattle Burma Roundtable. Laurie Dawson is a long-time member U.S. liaison of the Free Burma Rangers, a humanitarian relief and service organization working to assist internally displaced people in the warzones of Burma. Additionally, representatives from the local resettled refugee community will be here to talk about the situation of refugees and resettled communities in the Northwest and throughout the U.S. To RSVP to this event please email If you have any questions about this event please email Nathan Collins at

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF)
Deadline: January 28, 2011
To enable humanities and social science graduate students to conduct preliminary research and prepare dissertation research and funding proposals, the Social Science Research Council offers Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships. Fellows participate in two proposal preparation workshops and receive up to $5,000 in support of research during the summer of 2011.

The fellowship competition is open to all second and third-year graduate students in any discipline of the social sciences and humanities who are currently enrolled full time in a PhD program at an accredited university in the United States, and whose research projects and dissertation proposals fit within one of the five research fields listed below.

Students awarded fellowships must participate in two four-day workshops led by leading scholars of different disciplinary perspectives in each of the fields. The spring workshop will be held in Monterey, California, from June 2-5, 2011, and the fall workshop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from September 15-18, 2011. The fellowship covers all necessary costs of travel, meals, and lodging for the workshops. More details about the fellowship can be found at

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 Interested persons should send a cover letter and an updated curriculum in English and Spanish to For more information call 011 506- 8837 6478 in Costa Rica, Central America.

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For Faculty

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 information please visit the website at

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For Alumni

Alumni are encouraged to remain in contact with professors and friends from JSIS and to contact our Career Services Office regarding socials, job leads, and other opportunities.

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