June 1, 2011

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

Letter from the Center

Professor Scott Radnitz testified before the U.S. Congress on May 11, 2011 during the U.S. Helsinki hearing on "Central Asia and the Arab Spring: Growing Pressure for Human Rights?" You can watch Professor Radnitz testify before the US Congress directly here. His comments start around 51:00. The full video can be found at the Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe website.

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.

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Outreach Centers and the Northwest International Education Association will host the Summer 2011 Community College Master Teacher Institute: Social Media and Social Change on July 14-16. For more information and to register for these events, please see below.

Deadlines for scholarship opportunities are quickly approaching. Please check out the funding opportunities and make sure you still have time to apply.

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

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.

July 14-16, 2011
Social Media and Social Change
2011 Community College Master Teachers Institute

Please join your colleagues at this curriculum development summer institute sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Outreach Centers and the Northwest International Education Association.

Faculty from the University of Washington, local practitioners, graduate students, and social media experts will facilitate this three-day workshop on a variety of international topics related to social media and social change. The use of social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to disseminate information has transformed the way people communicate with each other. This type of technology has allowed people to transcend geography and space in order to communicate and share information and ideas with each other in unfathomable ways previous to today. From marketers and businesses, to job seekers and social organizers, social media is used to change the platform on which people interact with others and their surroundings, altering the landscape of current events.

We expect lively discussions and informative lectures. Applications are due on or before June 8, 2011. Applicants will be notified by June 17, 2011 if they have been accepted into the program. This year the application is available online only through a web-based survey. Please use the following link to apply: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/nms7/134371.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

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 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 karen.frost@courtauld.ac.uk 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: http://catalysttools.washington.edu/survey/scholarq/36305.
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: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/fulbright/index.shtml.

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.

NSF solicits doctoral dissertation grant applications
Rolling Deadlines
NSF is soliciting applications for the Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE) Directorate's Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG) program. An estimated 200-300 grants will be awarded from a pool of approximately $2.5 million available annually across all programs. Grants are awarded to "doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research. These grants provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university. Additionally, these grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible." According to the notice, "the proposal must be submitted by the dissertation advisor(s) on behalf of the graduate student who is at the point of initiating or already conducting dissertation research." Among the programs that support dissertation research are: archaeology, cultural anthropology, documenting endangered languages, economics, political science, and sociology. For a full list of eligible fields, as well as detailed information on application deadlines, please see the solicitation at: nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11547.

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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.

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

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
e-mail: kvoss@u.washington.edu
phone: 206.543.0176
website: jsis.washington.edu/career/

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