Letter from the Center
Upcoming CGS Events
Scholarship, Research & Travel
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Letter from the
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
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 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
Center for Global Studies
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July 15, 16, and 17, 2010
2010 Community College Master Teacher Summer Institute: Global Human Security
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Please register in advance at OSPI Events Manager:
Sponsored by: Washington State Coalition for International Education in partnership
with OSPI, Bridges to Understanding, World Affairs Council Global Classroom,
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
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
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:
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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
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 email@example.com. Download the application form
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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