May 16, 2011

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

Letter from the Center

On May 23, the Critical Development Forum, a UW student created group, will host "Can You Save the World?" This forum features a unique interdisciplinary panel community debate on Seattle's role in global development. Featured panel members include Professor Matt Sparke (Geography and Global Health) and EvaTagoe-Darko, visiting Fulbright scholar and Professor from Kwame Nkrumah University in Ghana. Participants will discuss the realities of global involvement.

Attention middle school, high school and community college educators! On June 27th and 28th, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Outreach Centers will host the 2011 Summer Seminar for Educators Grades 6 and up. This year's theme is Living History: Global Storytelling through Digital Media. During the course of the workshop, participants will create and edit a digital story based on oral histories presented by workshop speakers. For more information and to register for these events, please see below.

We want to remind all graduating JSIS students to register for the JSIS convocation. You are eligible if you graduated in December 2010 and March 2011, or will finish your studies by June or August 2011. If you haven't done so already and plan to attend, act now--you can begin by going to and selecting the grad or undergrad registration link. Register soon and you'll be able to pick up your tickets early in the coming week. You must register by *MAY 19th* and at least one day before coming in to pick up tickets in Student Services Tho 111! (JSIS Convocation is not UW Commencement.)

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

May 19, 2011
Conduct Unbecoming: Sexual Assault in the Military
6:00 PM, Kane 120
Speaker: Susan Avila-Smith, Director of VetWow and Pack Parachute, Advocate for Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma. For more information please visit Susan Avila-Smith is a United States Army veteran and the Director of Women Organizing Women, a support and advocacy organization for survivors of Military Sexual Trauma (MST). She will explain how her own experience with MST led her to a campaign to hold military sex offenders accountable, and to provide relief and veteran’s benefits for other survivors. Sponsors: The Comparative History of Ideas Program, The Law, Societies, and Justice Program, The Program on Values in Society, The Department of Political Science, and the Center for Global Studies.

May 20, 2011
The Rhetoric of Power Politics: Hitler's Legitimation Strategies, British Policies, & WWII
12:00--1:30 PM, Gowen 1A
Speaker: Stacie Goddard is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wellesly College. For more information please visit the 2011 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 23, 2011
5:00--6:30 PM, CMU 120
Please join UW's Critical Development Forum for a decisive Professor & Student panel which will discuss the realities of global involvement and community debate on on our role in Global development. Faculty panelists will include: Stephen Bezruchka, MD, MPH, Global Health, Population Health Forum; Susan Bolton, PhD, Forest Resources, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Global Health, Engineers Without Borders; Rachel Chapman, PhD, Anthropology; Dave Citrin, Anthropology, Global Health, SeaSol; Christopher Dodd, MD, School of Medicine, Primary Health Care Americas; Matt Sparke, PhD, Geography, Global Health; EvaTagoe-Darko, Visiting Fulbright scholar and Professor from Kwame Nkrumah University, Ghana. For more information please visit the CDF website. This event is sponsored by the Global Health Resource Center, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, the Jackson School of International Studies, the Center for Global Studies, and UW branch of Engineers Without Borders.

June 27-28, 2011
Living History: Global Storytelling through Digital Media
2011 Summer Seminar for Educators Grades 6 and up

The Outreach Centers at The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies invite you to attend our annual Summer Seminar for Educators, June 27-28, 2011. This year’s seminar will focus on Living History: Global Storytelling Through Digital Media. The objective for this workshop is to provide educators the confidence, knowledge, and strategies to implement curriculum on the methods and ethics for utilizing oral histories as primary sources to increase interest in global studies. The workshop will also provide participants with skills in creating and editing digital stories for implementation in the classroom. During the course of the workshop, participants will create and edit a digital story based on oral histories presented by workshop speakers. This two-day seminar is designed for middle school, high school and community college educators. For more information and to register, please visit the 2011 Summer Seminar website.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

May Scholarship workshop and information sessions
Complete workshop and information session details and registrations are at
Personal Statement Writing Workshop: May 2, 2011, 3:30-5:00pm, MGH 120
CV Writing Workshop: May 9, 2011, 2:30-4:00pm, MGH 120
Fulbright U.S. Student Program:
(open to both undergraduate and graduate students, and recent alums)
June 24, 2011, 12:00-1:30pm, Paccar 291
Carnegie Endowment Jr. Fellows Program:
May 18, 2011, 3:30-4:20pm, Thomson 317
May 26, 2011, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 258
Luce Scholars Program:
(open to both undergraduate and graduate students, and recent alums)
May 23, 2011, 2:30-4:20pm, Seig 224
An additional session will be scheduled during summer quarter.

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:

The Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color
Deadline: May 27, 2011
The Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color seeks to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as public school teachers in the United States. Funded through a $5 million grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Fellowship offers support for Fellows to complete master?s degree programs in education and become excellent educators who ensure student success in high-need schools. Access the application and additional information:

JSIS Misubishi Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2011
The JSIS Japan Studies Program has received funds from the Mitsubishi Corporation to award an undergraduate student with an International Scholarship for 2011-2012. Our program is one of only three in the United States to receive this scholarship opportunity. The award amount is $3,500; funds will be available to the selected recipient in Autumn Quarter 2011. Eligible students: undergraduate majors in Asian Studies (Japan Concentration) and International Studies (Japan Track).

Selection will be based on academic merit, especially in course work focused on the study of Japan, and on financial need. Statement must address applicant's interest in Japan studies. Applicants must have sophomore, junior, or senior standing during the 2011-2012 academic year and must be enrolled at the University of Washington in that year. For more information and the application form, please email James Donnen at

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:

The Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust PhD Scholarship
Deadline: June 5, 2011
The Courtauld Institute of Art and the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust are pleased to announce a new PhD scholarship for full-time study.
Eligibility: The scholarship will be open to a student studying for a PhD on the subject of women artists (or a single woman artist) of any period in art history. Candidates from any country are eligible.
Scholarship amount: The scholarship will be the sum of 28,890 per annum to cover the living costs and tuition fees for an overseas student, or the sum of 19,400 per annum to cover the living costs and tuition fees for a UK/EU student.
Scholarship period: Three academic years for a student starting a research degree in the academic year 2011/12 (Students whose PhDs are in progress at The Courtauld are also eligible to apply for this award for one or two years dependent on the year in which they commenced their PhD).
Award: The Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust Scholarship(s) will be awarded by The Courtauld Scholarship Committee on academic merit, with consideration given to the financial circumstances of the student.
To apply please contact Karen Frost at If you are aware of an appropriate potential new PhD candidate we would appreciate it if you could recommend them to apply.

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

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:
Information session will be held on:
Friday, June 24, 2011, 12 noon-1:30 pm, Paccar Hall room 291
Information about the Fulbright Program can be found at:

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 International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA 2011--Call for Applications
May 18th-21st, 2011, Washington, D.C.
The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy is currently accepting applications to attend the following programs:
--"The Roles and Responsibilities of the US and Europe in the New World Order and Digital Revolution: Exploring the Political, Economic, and Cultural Dimensions": May 18th-21st, 2011, Washington, D.C. Information at
--The USA Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders: May 16th-21st, 2011, Washington, D.C. Information at

The 2011 conference will focus on the theme "The Roles and Responsibilities of the US and Europe in the New Global Community". The theme was selected in recognition of two significant developments in the field of international relations. Firstly: The development of a new global community with new players, both at the sub-state and inter-state level, and new forms of influence and power. Secondly, the emergence of new, global challenges: The developments in the Arab World, Climate change disasters, financial instability, terrorism, and the prevention of health pandemics, are all areas of activity that require the community to build sustainable, multilateral approaches. The Symposium is open to applications from diplomatic and political representatives, civil society practitioners, private sector figures, journalists, young professionals, students and scholars, and other interested stakeholders in international relations from across the world.

May 17, 2011
Campus Kiva Benefit Concert on Tuesday
8:00 pm, Cafe Allegro
Join Campus Kiva as we listen to fantastic music while raising awareness and funds for microfinance! Fallacy Lens, the Zach Lombardo Band, and the Doldrums will be playing in the upstairs of Cafe Allegro (across the alley from Mod Pizza on 42nd betwent the Ave and 15th). $5 suggested donation, all proceeds will go towards microloans that we will make after the show!

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.

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 New 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:

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For Faculty

Canadian Studies Grant Program
Rolling Deadlines
The Canadian Government, through the Embassy in Washington, DC and its Consulates throughout the United States, supports research, conferences, teaching, and program activity related to Canada and/or Canada-U.S. relations. The Canadian Studies Grant Program encourages comparative research and teaching, faculty exchanges, student mobility, and collaboration between American and Canadian researchers. We also seek to build stronger ties between American and Canadian universities and colleges. Please click on the link above for more information about the various grants available.

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. For further information on eligibility and how to apply, please visit the website of the International Security and Foreign Policy Program.

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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
phone: 206.543.0176

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