April 18, 2011

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 gearing up for an exciting visit to Washington D.C. on May 5th, and we hope all alumni and friends will join us at the Canadian Embassy for a celebration of the 2011 Canada Arctic Governance Task Force program! This event promises to be an unique opportunity for faculty, students, alumni, and others to gain new perspectives on a key Canada-U.S. foreign policy issue.

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

University of Washington
Center for Global Studies and Canadian Studies Center

Cordially invites alumni and friends to the
Canada Arctic Governance Task Force Program and Reception

Thursday, 5 May 2011
5:30 Program, The Theatre
6:30 Reception, Canada Room
501 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
~ hors d'oeuvres and beverages ~

Please join Reşat Kasaba, Director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; Sara R. Curran, Chair, International Studies Program; Nadine Fabbi and Vincent Gallucci, Task Force faculty; Julie Gourley, U.S. Senior Arctic Official, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Donat Savoie, Advisor, Inuit, Arctic and Circumpolar Affairs, Makivik Corporation; Kelsey Barrett and Scott Halliday, student editors, for a presentation on the program.

One of the Jackson School's most important programs for undergraduates is Task Force. Task Force is a remarkable class that allows International Studies students each year to grapple with "real world" policy questions on some of today's most important international issues. One of this year's most exciting Task Force courses allowed students to explore Arctic Governance.

The Canada Arctic Governance Task Force provides education and research on a key Canada-U.S. foreign policy issue today--the Arctic. Faculty and students from the 2011 course will share program highlights including the transnational research trip to Ottawa. We hope to provide students from the University of Washington and Nunavik, Canada, with the opportunity to work together annually in an international forum and trip to Ottawa.

"Embracing the Arctic," Perspectives Newsletter, College of Arts and Sciences
Arctic Governance Task Force Website

RSVP no later than 18 April 2011 to Kelly Voss
kvoss@u.washington.edu | telephone (206) 543-0176

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Upcoming CGS Events

April 18, 2011
Bounding Power: Republican Security Theory from the Polis to the Global Village
12:00pm, Gowen 1A
In his book Bounding Power, Professor Daniel Deudney of Johns Hopkins University develops an account of "republican security theory"--the view that human safety depends on a system of mutually reinforcing restraints at both the domestic and international levels. He calls this system "negarchy," to be understood not as a modification of either hierarchy on the one hand or anarchy on the other, but as a distinct alternative to both. As an argument for the mutual dependence of domestic and transnational constitutionalism, the book bears profound implications for international relations, democratic theory, and the law. He develops his theory through a virtuosic review of the history of Western thought and practice. This event is co-sponsored by the Law School, the Center for Global Studies, the College of the Environment, the Department of Political Science, the Program on Values and Society, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

April 20, 2011
Metis, Mixed-ness and music: Aboriginal-Ukrainian Encounters and Cultural Production on the Canadian Prairies
7:00 PM, Walker Ames Room
Speaker: Marcia Ostashewski, University of Washington Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies. Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal intermarriages, often described as "mixed-race," have been the focus of historians and anthropologists, and represent an important legacy of the colonial pasts and present of both the United States and Canada which require further investigation. As an ethnomusicologist, Ostashewski is investigating a legacy of Aboriginal/Eastern European settler encounters and relations in music, dance and related expressive culture on the Canadian prairies. In this presentation, she focuses on Alberta-based musician Arnie Strynadka, "The Uke-Cree Fiddler" -- looking at the ways in which his musical life and performance represent a particular encounter and fusion of ethnicities, examining experiences of hybridity and intercultural relations in the context of this unique, western Canadian musical life. For more information about this event, please visit the Global Focus Lecture Series website. This event is sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies National Resource Centers.

April 26, 2011
The Last Survivor--Film Screening
7:00 PM, Gowen 201
The Last Survivor is an award-winning documentary film, which follows the lives of survivors of four different genocides and mass atrocities as they struggle to make sense of tragedy by raising awareness and promoting social activism. Visit thelastsurvivor.com for more information. This event is co-sponsored by the University of Washington's Center for Human Rights and the Center for Global Studies.

April 29, 2011
Climate Wars? Security Implications of Climate Change
12:00--1:30 PM, Gowen 1A
Speaker: Halvard Buhaug is a senior Researcher at the Center for the Study of Civil War, Peace Research Institute in Oslo. For more information about this event, please visit the UWISC website. UWISC is sponsored by UW Institute for National Security Education and Research (INSER), the Center for Global Studies, and the Department of Political Science.

May 2, 2011
2011 Human Rights Symposium
Keynote and Symposium at 6:00 PM, Kane Hall 220; Reception at 7:30 PM, Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall.
Keynote Speaker: LARRY COX, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. Speakers: JAMES BIBLE, President of the NAACP of Seattle/King County; PRAMILA JAYAPAL, Founder and Executive Director of OneAmerica; and MAGDALENO ROSE-AVILA, Global Justice Leader/Activist. UW Students, UW faculty, and members of the Seattle community are warmly welcome to attend! If you represent a UW or Washington human rights organization and would like your group's work to be recognized during our reception, please fill out our very brief group participation survey: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/skdreier/127771. For more information regarding this event, please visit http://jsis.washington.edu/humanrights/. This event is co-sponsored by the University of Washington's Center for Human Rights, Amnesty International, the Center for Global Studies, the Department of American Ethnic Studies, the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Political Science, the Jackson School of International Studies, the Law, Societies & Justice Program, the Program on Values in Society, UW Bothell, UW School of Law, UW Tacoma Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, the Women's Center.

May 3, 2011
Health Sector Reform in Russia: Panacea or Placebo?
7:00 pm, Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall
The health news out of Moscow these days is loud and confusing. Government officials trumpet what sounds like a symphony of improving health and demographic trends covering the last several years, with the credit going to an extensive menu of recent health system reforms. Yet independent scholars continue to point to alarmingly high rates of male morbidity and mortality attributable to heart disease, alcohol and tobacco abuse, and infectious disease. Twigg's remarks will examine recent Russian health reform initiatives, discussing their relationship to health outcomes and their impact on issues of cost, efficiency, and access to care. For more information about this event, please visit the Global Focus Lecture Series website. This event is sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies National Resource Centers.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

The Minerva Initiative: Funding for Social Science Research
Deadline: Spring 2011
The Minerva Initiative is a Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored, university-based social science research initiative launched by the Secretary of Defense in 2008 focusing on areas of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy. The goal of the Minerva Initiative is to improve DoD's basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the U.S. Goals for basic research: (1) to define and develop foundational knowledge about sources of present and future conflict with an eye toward better understanding of the political trajectories of key regions of the world, and (2) to improve the ability of DoD to develop cutting-edge social science research, foreign area and interdisciplinary studies, that is developed and vetted by the best scholars in these fields. According to the website of the Minerva Initiative, they will start requesting new proposals in the spring of 2011, pending Congressional appropriations. An overview of the Minerva Initiative is found here: http://minerva.dtic.mil/overview.html.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Sessions:
Hosted by UW Undergraduate Academic Affairs and the Graduate School

May 11, and June 24, 2011
Application available May 1, 2011

This meeting for University of Washington undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and alumni will cover the basics of the program and applying for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. This program provides for study, independent research, or English Teaching Assistantship opportunities overseas. Anyone who is considering applying for a Fulbright Fellowship is encouraged to attend an information session. Please register at: http://catalysttools.washington.edu/survey/scholarq/36305.
Information sessions will be held on:
Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 3:30-5:00 pm, Miller Hall room 301
Friday, June 24, 2011, 12 noon-1:30 pm, Paccar Hall room 291
Information about the Fulbright Program can be found at: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/fulbright/index.shtml.

Christine Downing Dissertation Fellowship
Deadline: May 15, 2011
The Downing Fellowship will be awarded to one student a year from any accredited graduate level institution who is entering the second year of her or his dissertation in the fields of depth psychology and mythology. Once awarded, the winning student must use the collections at OPUS for a significant amount of her or his dissertation research. The archival collections available for research at OPUS include Joseph Campbell, Marija Gimbutas, James Hillman, Jane and Joseph Wheelwright, Christine Downing, Marion Woodman, Adolf Guggenbühl-Craig, and Katie Sanford. Visit the website for more information at www.opusarchives.org.

The 8th Annual Library Research Award for Undergraduates Program
Deadline: May 16, 2011
The Research Award recognizes undergraduate students for excellent research and scholarship that demonstrates creative use of scholarly materials. Students may submit any research project they've completed between Spring 2010 and Spring 2011. In addition, students are asked to submit a short reflective essay about the research process. Winners receive $1,000. Categories for submission: Senior Thesis/Honors Thesis, Senior Non-Thesis, and Non-Senior. Any media (project format) accepted. Application information, previous winners, FAQ, and selection criteria are available at: http://guides.lib.washington.edu/researchaward.

2012 Japanese Government Scholarships
Deadline: June 3, 2011
Research Student Scholarship: Covers a one-and-a-half-year to two-year period of graduate research at Japanese universities. The study area must be the same field as the applicant studied or is now studying. Term of scholarship: April 2012 to March 2014 or October 2012 to March 2014. Includes a half-year of Japanese language training for those who need Japanese language training. Applicants need to be less than 35 years of age as of April 1, 2012 and must be university graduates. Those who will be graduating from a university by March or September 2012 may apply.
Undergraduate Student Scholarship: Four to seven year scholarship is available to high school graduates who are between 17 to 21 years of age as of April 1, 2012. Includes a one-year Japanese language program at a Japanese language school prior to attending a Japanese university as an undergraduate student. Term of scholarship: April 2012-March 2017. For scholarship grantees majoring in a six-year course in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or pharmacy, the term of the scholarship will be seven years until March 2019.
Specialized Training College Student Scholarship: Covers a three-year period of vocational studies in the following areas: (1) Technology (Civil Engineering, Architecture, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Wireless Communication, Computer, Information Processing, Other Subjects), (2) Personal Care and Nutrition (Nourishment, Cooking, Other Subjects), (3) Education and Welfare (Nursery Teacher Training, Nursing Welfare, Social Welfare, Other Subjects), (4) Business (Management, Travel, Business, Other Subjects), (5) Fashion and Home Economics (Harmony Dressmaking, Other Subjects), (6) Culture and General Education (Music, Art, Design, Photograph, Other Subjects).
Applications are available at: http://www.seattle.us.emb-japan.go.jp.

The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation
Call for nominations
The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, a Federal government agency, is now accepting Nominations for eight Agriscience Awards, seven Life Sciences Awards and four Homeland Security Awards. A copy of each Award's Call for Nominations follows. The Agriscience Awards and Life Sciences Awards competitions each have components for scientists, with an additional $25,000 in funds for research; three high school educators; and three high school students. Nominations are accepted online only. Deadlines and websites are as follows:
Homeland Security Awards: June 14, 2011 at: www.ccolumbusfoundationawards.org

APSIA/Foreign Affairs 2011 Student Essay Contest
Deadline: July 1, 2011
Foreign Affairs publishes articles by today's leaders and thinkers that tackle the most pressing issues in international relations. We want to give tomorrow's leaders the opportunity to demonstrate innovative thinking on the issues that shape their world. In the second annual Foreign Affairs Essay Contest, a panel from the Foreign Affairs editorial staff will select one undergraduate's essay to be published on the Foreign Affairs Web site. The winner will also receive a prize of $1,000, and five honorable mentions will receive a free year-long subscription to Foreign Affairs. For more information and to view the essay topics please click here.

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Other Items of Interest

The Jackson School Student Association (JSSA) is hosting several upcoming events for the Jackson School through spring quarter. Scroll down to find one that interests you! Also, attend open meetings every Tuesday from 4:30-5:20 pm in Thomson 231.

April 14-21, 2011
(Dry) T-Shirt Contest
Can't afford a T-Shirt ? - Win One ! Here's how...
1. Make a design that would look amazing on a t-shirt
2. Save it as a pdf
3. Put it in the drop box. https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/jssa/15397 .
If you have any questions please contact HJ Brehmer at hbrehmer@uw.edu.

May 7, 2011
Dinner at Agua Verde
By request from our own Director Professor Kasaba, the Jackson School invites all Jackson students, faculty and staff to join us at Agua Verde. We're meeting at 7:00PM on the 7th to get to know our professors and classmates outside of the classroom. More details soon...

May 19, 2011
Middle Eastern Revolution--Lecture Panel
5:30 pm, Savery 264
The topic of discussion will be on the global perspectives on the revolutions' in the Middle East, and what they might mean for civil society in international and global issues. Speakers include: Professor Kasaba, Director of Jackson School; Professor Chirot, Ph.D., Sociology; Ph.D Candidate Samer al-Saber, Recent fieldwork in Israel; MA Marwa Maziad, Recent fieldwork in Egypt

May 20, 2011
Brian Till: Conversations with Power
4:30 pm, Thomson 101
Fresh out of college and just beginning his work as a syndicated newspaper columnist and a researcher at the Ndew America Foundation, Brian Till set out to interview the former world leaders he most admired. He hardly expected to get his foot in the door--much less to have revelatory, insightful conversation with so many of them. With a stunning list of interviewees including Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ehud Barak, Vaclav Havel, FW de Klerk, John Major, Gro Brundtland, Ricardo Lagos (twenty in total), these conversations provide an illuminating, entertaining and uplifting reminder of what is possible when great leaders inspire and the public is engaged.

Stay connected with JSSA:
Website: https://catalyst.uw.edu/workspace/jssa/21227/128641
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/home.php?sk=group_195284663840123&ap=1

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For Faculty

The Smith Richardson Foundation: Junior Faculty Research Grant Program & World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship
Sponsor deadlines are June 15, 2011 and October 17, 2011
The International Security and Foreign Policy Program of the Smith Richardson Foundation will award grants through its annual competitions for junior faculty and doctoral students at U.S. institutions.The Junior Faculty Research Grant Program is an annual competition that awards at least three research grants of $60,000 to support tenure-track junior faculty engaged in the research and writing of a scholarly book on an issue or topic of interest to the policy community. The deadline for submission is June 15, 2011, and the results will be announced by October 31, 2011.

The World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship is an annual competition to support Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history. The Foundation will award up to twenty grants of $7,500 each. The deadline for submission is October 17, 2011, and the results will be announced by February 1, 2012. For further information on eligibility and how to apply, please visit the website of the International Security and Foreign Policy Program at the following address: http://www.srf.org/grants/international.php.

The Transatlantic Academy Call for Fellowship Applications: The Future of the Western Liberal Order
Review Begins: May 1, 2011
The Transatlantic Academy is seeking candidates to serve as resident Fellows for nine months for the fellowship year beginning September 2012. A joint project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Transatlantic Academy is located at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington DC. The academy brings together scholars from Europe and North America to work on a single set of issues facing the transatlantic community. For more information on the Academy please visit our website at www.transatlanticacademy.org. The academy welcomes applications from scholars working on the theme of The Future of the Western Liberal Order. To be eligible applicants for senior fellowships must have a PhD and have professional experience equivalent to that of an Associate Professor.

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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. Please contact the Career Services office for more information:
Kelly Voss
Director, Career Services & Alumni Relations
Jackson School of International Studies
111 Thomson Hall, Box 353650, Seattle, WA 98195
e-mail: kvoss@u.washington.edu
phone: 206.543.0176
website: jsis.washington.edu/career/

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