June 20, 2011

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

Letter from the Center

Congratulations to all JSIS graduates! Convocation on June 9 was wonderful celebration of all of your achievements. During the UW Commencement Ceremony on June 11, Kelsey Barrett, the Jackson School's Gonfaloniere, led the school's degree candidates into Husky Stadium. To read more about Kelsey and this prestigious honor please view the  Commencement 2011 page.

Todd Williams' (JD University of Washington School of Law; Master in International Studies) article "Islamic legal authority in a non-Muslim society: designing the Islamic credit union of Bellevue, Washington" was published in the June 2011 edition of the Journal of Islamic Law and Culture. To view the abstract and/or download the article, please view  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1528817X.2010.574394.

Attention middle school, high school and community college educators! We have several summer events to keep you engaged and involved. 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.

On Thursday, August 11, the Center for European Studies and the Center for Global Studies will host the 2011 Summer Policy forum for Middle School, High School, Community College, and In-service educators. This year's theme is "Reforming the Welfare State: A Transatlantic Perspective". During the course of this workshop educators will learn about the shared challenges European and US social welfare systems face. For more information about both of these workshops, please see below.

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.

August 11, 2011
Reforming the Welfare State: A Transatlantic Perspective
2011 Summer Policy forum for Middle School, High School, Community College, and In-service educators

Please join your colleagues at this curriculum development summer institute sponsored by the Center for West European Studies and the Center for Global Studies.

The recent economic crisis in Europe and the US has sharpened debates on the affordability of the welfare state. Politicians and publics on both sides of the Atlantic are weighing options for reforming popular, yet costly, social programs. In August, the Center of West European Studies and European Union Center of Excellence will partner on an educator workshop designed to introduce teachers to ongoing debates centered on the reform of European and US social welfare and entitlement programs. Teachers will learn about the shared challenges European and US social welfare systems face in an era of aging populations and rising health care costs, along with the different mix of government and market solutions being considered to tackle these problems. The Policy Forum format seeks to demonstrate ways in which educators can then frame these debates for students in the classroom.

The workshop includes 8 clock hours, parking, teaching materials and dinner at a local European restaurant. For more information and to apply to this workshop please click here.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

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.

Fulbright Canada
Scholars: August 1, 2011
Students: October 17, 2011

Are you interested in doing research in Canada? Do you know a colleague or a student who might be interested in spending time exploring world-class research facilities and meeting expert scholars in a unique Canadian cultural milieu? Whether you are an undergraduate student, graduate student, post-doctoral researcher or eminent scholar, there is an opportunity for everyone in Canada! Fulbright Canada has a wide range of programs that provide talented students and scholars with the opportunity to study, teach, and/or do research in Canada. The 2012-2013 competition is well underway, and deadlines are coming up soon. For more information about specific programs, please go to www.fulbrightcanada.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Chief Program Officer, Jennifer Regan, at jregan@fulbright.ca or 613-688-5517 for more information about Fulbright Canada opportunities.

Please note: The internal deadline for most academic institutions is mid-September; check with your international student advisor for more details: http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/american-students.html.

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

Stay connected with the Jackson School Student Association (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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