May 2, 2011

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

Letter from the Center

Tonight we are pleased to invite you to the 2011 Human Rights Symposium celebrating human rights work in our communities. Larry Cox, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA will deliver this year's keynote address.

The next two Global Focus lectures will be held on May 3rd and May 10th. On May 3rd Judy Twigg will speak on Health Sector Reform in Russia: Panacea or Placebo? On May 10th, Andrei S. Markovits will talk on Gaming the World: How Sports are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture. More information on all three events can be found below.

Students planning to apply for upcoming scholarships should register for the upcoming writing workshops and scholarship information sessions. The writing workshops will focus on how to best prepare your application, CV, cover letter, or personal statement. The information sessions will provide details and answer questions pertaining to each upcoming scholarship.

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 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! For more information regarding this event, please visit 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
Speaker: Judy Twigg, Professor School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University. 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.

May 4, 2011
Exploring Asia: Human Rights
A Workshop for Teachers

5:00-8:00 pm, Seattle Times Building, 1120 John Street, Seattle, WA 98109
Please join us for an educator workshop focusing on contemporary human rights issues in Asia. Topics include: freedom of expression in China, minority rights in Kyrgyzstan, free speech in Thailand, and guaranteed access to food as a human right in India. There will also be a discussion of the concept of human rights and the struggle between civil and political rights versus social and e conomic rights. All participants will receive an Exploring Asia: Human Rights printed curriculum guide.
Speakers: Dr. Scott Radnitz, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington; Dr. Sara Van Fleet, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington; Tese Neighbor and Jacob Bolotin, World Affairs Council, Seattle. The cost of registration for the workshop is $30.00 and includes three Washington State clock hours, dinner from Monsoon Restaurant, and a printed curriculum guide. To register for the workshop, please complete our online registration form at the following link: More information can be found online at This event is Sponsored by the Newspapers In Education program of the Seattle Times, the University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Asia and Global Studies Outreach Centers, and the East Asia Resource Center.

May 6, 2011
"Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad/A Little Bit of So Much Truth" Film Screening
2:30 pm, Turner Auditorium, D-209, Health Sciences Bldg
The documentary's writer, director, producer and editor, Jill Irene Freidberg, will be present to introduce the film and to answer questions following the screening.
When the people of Oaxaca decided they’d had enough of bad government they didn’t take their story to the media. They took the media. In the summer of 2006, a broad-based, non-violent, popular uprising exploded in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad/A Little Bit of So Much Truth (93 minutes) captures the unprecedented media phenomenon that emerged when tens of thousands of school teachers, housewives, indigenous communities, health workers, farmers, and students took 14 radio stations and one TV station into their own hands, using them to organize, mobilize, and ultimately defend their grassroots struggle for social, cultural, and economic justice. For more information about the film, including trailer and awards, see the web site of Corrugated Films: Email with any questions about this screening.

May 10, 2011
Gaming the World: How Sports are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture
7:00 pm, Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall
Speaker: Andrei S. Markovits, Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan. For more information please visit the Global Focus Lecture Series website. This event is sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies National Resource Centers.

May 13, 2011
Types of Security Threats and National Strategies: An Exploratory Case of China under Mao
12:00--1:30 PM, Gowen 1A
Speaker: David Bachman, Professor in the Jackson School of International Studies. 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 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.

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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
Scholarship Information Sessions:
Public Policy Scholarships:
May 2, 2011, 12:30-1:20pm, MGH 120
May 11, 2011, 3:00-4:00pm, MGH 120
Fulbright U.S. Student Program:
(open to both undergraduate and graduate students, and recent alums)
May 3, 2011, 12:30-1:20pm, UW Tacoma, Dougan 160
May 5, 2011, 4:00-5:00pm, UW Bothell, UW1-103
May 11, 2011, 3:30-5:00pm, Miller 301
June 24, 2011, 12:00-1:30pm, Paccar 291
Merage Fellows Program:
May 4, 2011, 2:30-3:30pm
May 11, 2011, 12:30-1:20pm
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program:
May 9, 2011, 12:30-1:20pm, MGH 120
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:

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:
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:

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

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:

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:

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.

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 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 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

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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