July 2, 2010

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

Letter from the Center

The Center for Global Studies is proud to announce this summer's Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship recipients: Marleyse Borchard (JSIS-MAIS, Russian); Charles Cange (Individual Ph.D., Arabic); Steven Effron (JSIS-REECAS, Serbian); Cindy Elder (JSIS-Middle East, Arabic); Heather Guyton (JSIS-Middle East, Arabic); Joakim Parslow (Near Middle East Studies, Arabic); Nicolle Thompson (BA in International Studies, Hindi); Stephen Thompson (Comparative Religion, Arabic); Kim Trinh (English, Vietnamese). The FLAS Fellowships fund students for intensive language study either at their home institution or abroad.

Congratulations are also due to the guest speakers and teachers who attended the 2010 Summer Seminar For Educators: A World of Food: Growing it, Shipping it, Selling it. This year's seminar focused on the international history and economics of food, ethics of food production, and included a visit to the UW Farm. Teachers left the seminar with increased knowledge and strategies to implement curriculum on this topic and methods to increase student interest in global studies. For those interested in continuing to explore this topic, please join us for the fall lecture series, Eating Your Environment, a public seminar series examining the social and environmental consequences of consumption.

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

July 15, 16, and 17, 2010
2010 Community College Master Teacher Summer Institute: Global Human Security
UW Campus
Faculty from the University of Washington, local practitioners, graduate students, and security experts will facilitate this three-day workshop on a variety of international topics related to global human security. Topics may include but are not limited to the seven dimensions of security: food, economic, health, environmental, personal, community, and political. We expect lively discussions and informative lectures. For more information please email Tamara Leonard at tleonard@uw.edu.

August 11, 2010
Global Competence Institute
Fort Vancouver High School, 9:00AM--3:00PM.
Teaching and assessing student work that addresses issues of global significance-- around the world or in students' own backyards--are essential to a world--class education system. The global marketplace is real, and today's schools must prepare students to participate, interact, and thrive in it. The more our students know about recognizing the challenges and opportunities of an interconnected world, the better they will be able to work in it and improve it. Join us for a one-day institute that will explore how to build global competence in students across the curriculum while contributing to the development of EdSteps, an innovative approach to assessment being developed by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). For more information please Michele Anciaux Aoki, OSPI World Languages Supervisor and member of CCSSO EdSteps Global Competence Workgroup at Michele.Aoki@k12.wa.us. Please register in advance at OSPI Events Manager: https://eds.ospi.k12.wa.us/EventsManager/Public/Calendar.aspx. Sponsored by: Washington State Coalition for International Education in partnership with OSPI, Bridges to Understanding, World Affairs Council Global Classroom, the Center for Global Studies, the Center for West European Studies, the East Asia Center, and the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

Woodrow Wilson Rockefeller Brothers Fund (WW-RBF) Fellowships
Deadline: July 21, 2010
The University of Washington has very recently been accepted as one of the participating universities for the Woodrow Wilson Rockefeller Brothers Fund (WW-RBF) Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color. The Fellowship prepares and supports outstanding prospective teachers of color into the teaching profession and into high-needs urban and rural school.

The WW-RBF Fellowships provides selected candidates with:
-A $30,000 stipend to apply towards the cost of the master's degree;
-Preparation in a high-needs public school;
-Guidance towards teacher certification;
-Support and mentorship throughout the three-year teaching commitment; and
-Lifelong membership in a network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows.
To participate, you must complete and submit the campus nomination application by Wednesday, July 21, 2010. (National applications have an October 15, 2010 deadline.) Interested candidates can obtain additional information on the attached flyer, by contacting the following individuals, and linking to the following website https://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/scholarships/s/wwrbf. Consider applying for this exciting and prestigious fellowship.

Fulbright Grants for the Western Hemisphere
Campus Deadline: September 15, 2010
Approximately 100 grants will be available under the Fulbright Program during the 2011-2012 academic year. Applications will be accepted from well-qualified students in most fields of study. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who will hold a bachelor's degree or the equivalent by the beginning date of the grant, but who do not hold the Ph.D. at the time of application. Depending upon the country of application, a good command of French, Spanish or Portuguese may be required at the time of application. Specific eligibility requirements, information on benefits, etc., may be accessed on IIE's website at www.us.fulbrightonline.org. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships are also available to Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

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.

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Other Items of Interest

August 12, 2010
Europe and the Environment: 2010 Summer Workshop for Middle School, High School, Community College, and In-Service Educators
9:00am - 5:00pm. Walker-Ames Room (Room 225), Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle
Environmental issues will rank among the most daunting facing both Europe and the world as a whole in the 21st century. Join the Center of West European Studies and the European Union Center of Excellence in discussing these challenges, potential solutions to these challenges, and Europe's role in shaping global environmental policy.

A limited number of travel grants are available to eligible teachers to help defray transportation and/or lodging costs for those who attend from outside the Seattle Metro area. Please check for more information about the availability of these travel grants. Participants of this workshop will be eligible to apply for curriculum development and EU Visit grants. For more information about these activities, see http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/educators/. These opportunities are made possible by generous grants from the US Department of Education and the European Union Delegation of the European Commission to the USA. For more information please contact euc@uw.edu. Download the application form here. Registration for this event is $30. Includes 8 clock hours, lunch, parking, teaching materials and dinner at a local European restaurant.

Autumn 2010: Eating Your Environment
From the field to the kitchen, from Seattle to the plains of Africa, we will follow food production from the dawn of the human species through to the present. This series will bring public intellectuals and practitioners to campus to share their thoughts and experiences with the UW and Seattle community. What they say will be new, interesting, and occasionally controversial, as we collectively explore the most personal and public of resources: food. Speakers range from the winner of the 2009 World Food Prize to the chair of the International Advisory Council of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault; from an urban agriculturist to a nutritional sociologist who explores attitudes toward food and health across cultures in relation to prevalence of obesity. For mor information about the Food Speaker Series and the joined course please go to http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/foodseries.html.

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For Faculty

Call for Extended Abstracts
Deadline July 26, 2010
The Fertility and Empowerment Network (F&E Network)* is soliciting papers exploring the impact of fertility declines on women’s empowerment and gender relations in countries that have experienced significant fertility declines within the past three decades. Selected authors will be asked to participate in two meetings in 2011, where they will have the opportunity to receive feedback from F&E Network members and members of its senior advisory committee. A subset of the completed papers will be included in an edited volume on the topic. Submissions should be sent to FandEnetwork@icrw.org by July 26, 2010.

Call for Proposals: Race, Radicalism, and Repression Conference, Seattle, May 12-14, 2011
Deadline September 30, 2010
From the Industrial Workers of the World and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to the Black Panthers and the Third World Liberation Front strikes, radical movements embracing and demanding racial justice have figured prominently in the history of the "left coast" of the United States. They have also generated violent responses, including state repression, that reverberated across the United States and around the world.

The Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest and the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington invite panel and paper proposals on any aspect of race, radicalism, and repression within or somehow related to the Pacific Coast of North America, including linkages to peoples, ideas, and movements across the oceans and continents. We are especially interested in proposals that seek to reorient the study of race and politics in U.S. and world history.

In addition to the conference, the University of Washington Press will publish a collection of essays selected and revised from the conference presentations. George Lipsitz of the University of California, Santa Barbara, will deliver the keynote address. All proposals must include a title and an abstract of each presentation (no more than 300 words) and a brief CV of each presenter (no more than two pages). Panel proposals must also include a title and a description of the session (no more than 250 words). Please submit all materials as email attachments (Microsoft Word or pdf) to cspn@uw.edu by September 30, 2010.

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.

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)--Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF)
Deadline: October 1, 2010
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) is designed to help early-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate more effective doctoral dissertation proposals. Senior tenured faculty serve as research directors who identify research fields for groups of 12 graduate students. The faculty research directors design two workshops: one to prepare students to undertake summer research that will inform the design of their dissertation proposal, held in spring; the other to help students apply their summer research experiences to writing dissertation and funding proposals, held in the fall. Working together, research directors and graduate students help shape emerging fields in the humanities and social sciences. For more information or to view the application please go to http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-faculty-fields-competition/.

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For Alumni

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