January 10, 2011

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

Letter from the Center

Welcome back from the holidays! As we begin a new quarter, mark your calendars with upcoming events co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies. Today, Allison Stanger, Richard Leng Professor of International Politics and Economics and Chair, Department of Political Science, Middlebury College, will be giving a talk about the relationship between foreign contractors and American foreign policy based on her book One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy. For more information about this talk, please scroll down to "Upcoming CGS Events".

Please keep in mind all of the scholarship and travel opportunities available this quarter. Several funding opportunities are offered for students who wish to study abroad, including: the Boren Scholarship, due January 11th; FLAS Fellowships, due January 18th; and the Global Opportunities Scholarship, due January 27th.

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

January 10, 2011
One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy
12:30 PM, Thomson 317
International relations scholar Allison Stanger, Richard Leng Professor of International Politics and Economics and Chair, Department of Political Science, Middlebury College, shows how contractors became an integral part of American foreign policy, often in scandalous ways--but also maintains that contractors aren't the problem; the absence of good government is. Outsourcing done right is, in fact, indispensable to America's interests in the information age. For more information about the topic of the lecture as well as her new book, please visit http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300152654.

January 27, 2011
"Breaking News Breaking Down" Film Screening
4:00 PM, Gowan 201
Documentarian Mike Walters will be screening his film "Breaking News Breaking Down". The screening will be followed by a question and answer session. His film has won numerous awards and film festival screenings--most recently best short documentary at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and was chosen as one of the top three documentary shorts by Moving Pictures Magazine at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Utah. More information can be found at http://www.breakingnewsbreakingdown.com/.

Mike Walters has four Emmy Awards, and previously anchored the morning news at WUSA in Washington, D.C. He was a senior correspondent at USA Today, and has been an anchor and reporter in Tampa, Kansas City, St. Louis and Columbus, Ohio. He now has his own production company and is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland. His international reporting includes covering relief missions in Somalia and Russia. This event is sponsored by the Department of Communications and the Center for Global Studies.

February 8, 2011
Holocaust, Armageddon, and the Clash of Civilizations
7:30 PM, Kane Hall Room 210
Speaker: Michael Sells, University of Chicago. This talk will focus on forms of religious militancy propelling belief in an inherent and inevitable clash between what is called the "Judeo-Christian" West and Islam. It also shows how debates over the Holocaust, and accusations that Israel, Islam, Arab leaders or peoples are Nazi-like in ideology or in practice has mixed in with religious scenarios regarding the return of the Messiah or Mahdi and a final, cataclysmic war with the Antichrist or Dajjal. The talk pays particular attention to how such themes drive American public opinion as well as anti- American rhetoric. "The Clash of Civilizations," Sells concludes, risks becoming a "self- fulfilling presumption." Its advocates presume to know the nature Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and the civilizations they help shape, to see into the affinity between Judaism and Christianity and reveal the incompatibility between Judeo-Christian and Islamic worlds. Religious themes, symbols, and rituals fuel such rhetoric--even in the case of those who present themselves as secular or as religious skeptics. This is an annual lecture in religion and contemporary life sponsored by Comparative Religion Program and the Center for Global Studies.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

The Boren Scholarship
Deadline: January 11, 2011
For undergraduate students in any field considering studying abroad, the Boren Scholarships could be a good scholarship to consider for funding support. Boren Scholarships provide scholarship support to students seeking to study languages abroad during the 2011-2012 academic year. Language study does not need to be the sole focus of studies, but must be a significant component. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Students in any academic field are eligible. Students in STEM fields can also apply for summer 2011 study abroad programs, for which the funding is up to $8,000. These awards support study abroad in several world regions including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. More information can be found at http://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
Deadline: January 18, 2011
The FLAS mission is to meet the national need for expertise and competence in foreign language and area/international studies. Language study must be in one of these target languages: Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Filipino/Tagalog, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian/Malay, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Kirgiz, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Uighur, Urdu, Uzbek, and Vietnamese. FLAS fellowships are available for undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. Information is available at http://jsis.washington.edu/advise/flas/. Applications are due on January 18, 2011.

2011 Charles B. Rangel International Graduate Fellowship Program
Deadline: January 21, 2011
The program is designed for young people interested in international affairs and particularly in diplomatic careers in the U.S. Foreign Service. The program aims to promote excellence and diversity in U.S. representation overseas and encourages the application of members of minority groups and those with financial need. The Fellowships provide students wishing to pursue a Foreign Service career up to $90,000 in support for two-year graduate programs and internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have at least a 3.2 GPA and be ready to begin a two-year graduate program in fall 2011. For more information and to apply, please go to http://www.howard.edu/rjb/rangelprogram.htm.

Call for Applications: 2011 Compton/PRB International Fellowship
Deadline: January 24, 2011
The Compton Foundation is making available fellowships through the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) for capstone/internship work and dissertation research on topics that examine the interactions linking population / family planning / reproductive health with environmental/ sustainability and/or human security issues. This Fellowship provides highly motivated individuals with a unique opportunity to explore these very important interactions.

They are accepting applications from citizens of developing countries who are from sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, currently enrolled full-time in Masters or PhD programs in academic institutions in the U.S. or Canada, and who plan to return to their home countries upon completion of their studies. Candidates accepted into the Fellowship will receive a generous one-year grant to help them carry out fieldwork.

Since 2001, the Compton Foundation and the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) have collaborated to increase the capacity of outstanding graduate students from sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America to affect policy and/or improve the effectiveness of population, family planning, and reproductive health programs in the developing world. For more information and application, please visit: The Compton Fellows International Website. It is preferable that all application materials be submitted electronically to Dr. Ashley Frost at cafrost@prb.org.

2011 UW Green Career Fair
January 26 & 27, 2011
Looking for an environmentally related job or paid internship? Save the date for the 2011 UW Green Career Fair, sponsored by the College of the Environment and the UW Career Center. To be held from 10am to 2pm in Mary Gates Commons, this 2-day event will offer two separate recruiting opportunities for students and alumni: January 26th will focus on government and non-profit positions and January 27th will focus on corporate and private sector positions. If you are an environmentally-focused non-profit, government agency, or company interested in recruiting UW students and alumni for jobs or paid internships, you can register now to participate in the fair. Questions? Feel free to contact careerevents@uw.edu.

Global Opportunities Scholarship
Deadline: January 27, 2011
The Global Opportunities Scholarship application process is open during Winter Quarter. Students planning to study abroad on programs beginning during Spring Quarter may apply. Another review process will be open in Spring Quarter for students going on Summer, Early Fall, and Fall programs. The Global Opportunities Scholarship provides funding for Husky Promise & Pell Grant eligible students to study abroad. Awards range from $2,000 - $5,000. Application instructions, eligibility requirements and other details are on the website at: http://www.goglobal.washington. Students can apply directly through the website listed above. The deadline is Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 5 pm. Please contact Catherine Rizos if you have any questions: crizos@u.washington.edu.

American Institute of Indian Studies: 2011 Summer Language Study in India
Deadline: January 31, 2011
This is an intensive immersion-type language program for graduate and highly motivated undergraduate students at U.S. colleges and universities. Students applying for regular Hindi and for Sanskrit should have the equivalent of at least two years of prior classroom instruction; one year is required for applicants in Bengali, second-year Hindi and Tamil. Applicants for Urdu should have one year of Hindi or Urdu. Applicants for Punjabi, Telugu, Marathi and Malayalam may apply at all levels, including beginning. Applications for other languages will be considered. For more information on the program and to apply please go to The American Institute of Indian Studies website or view the flyer.

2011 Bonderman Travel Fellowship
Deadline: January 31, 2011
Graduate students (including those in the Law and Business Schools and other graduate and professional programs), undergraduate students (of junior and senior credit standing) in the University Honors Program, and undergraduate students (of junior and senior credit standing) in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program in good standing are eligible for this opportunity. David Bonderman - the donor - wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight or more months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it. Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2011. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization. http://www.mpifg.de/forschung/postdoc_program_en.asp.

MPIFG Post doctoral Fellowships
Deadline: January 31, 2011
The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies invites suitable candidates to apply for up to four postdoctoral fellowships and one Central and East European postdoctoral fellowship in economic sociology and political economy. Applicants must hold a PhD degree in political science, sociology, organization studies or related fields. Degrees must be received by June 2011 at the latest. Fellowships will usually start on October 1, 2011, and will be awarded for one year. The deadline for application is January 31, 2011. To RSVP for an information session please go to catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/bbkelly/117386. More information about this event can be found at http://depts.washington.edu/uwhonors/scholarships/current/bonderman/

2011 Intensive Summer Language Institutes
Deadline: March 4, 2011
American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce the 2011 Intensive Summer Language Institutes Program taking place next summer in Alexandria, Egypt and Changchun, China. The Intensive Summer Language Institutes provide fully funded fellowships for U.S. classroom teachers to spend six weeks overseas studying intermediate and advanced-level Arabic and Mandarin Chinese. The program targets current K-12 teachers and community college instructors of the target languages, as well as students enrolled in education programs preparing them to teach these languages. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and non-native speakers of Arabic and Chinese in order to qualify. This U.S. Government language program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and administered by American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS.

The program application, benefits, and detailed application instructions are located online at http://apps.americancouncils.org/isli2011. In addition to the online form, applicants are asked to provide official transcripts, two reference letters, and a medical form. All materials are due on March 4, 2011. Please feel free to post this information on your websites and listservs. Due to spam filters, we have purposely not included attachments with this e-mail. However, we would be happy to separately e-mail our promotional materials and flyers for you to share with your community. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions about the application process. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

The WashBoard: Online Database of Scholarships
The scholarship warehouse TheWashBoard.org was launched this fall and provides a searchable database for scholarship seekers and providers. The inspiration of the Washington Scholarship Coalition, and run by the state's Higher Education Coordinating Board, their goal is to "make college possible, one person at a time," and to build an online scholarship marketplace providing a trusted source of scholarships. To register visit the http://www.thewashboard.org/login.aspx.

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Other Items of Interest

Transform Your Life and Theirs: Service Opportunities After College
January 11, 2011
5:00pm-6:30pm, The Career Center Lobby (MGH 134)

Interested in gaining leadership experience, helping others, and having the adventure of a lifetime? Learn about life-defining service opportunities with the following service-oriented organizations:
• Peace Corps
• Teach for America
• AmeriCorps
• Jesuit Volunteer Corps
At the event, panelists from these organizations will share their personal experiences and provide tips on how you can get involved after graduation. Hear from real people who have dedicated their lives to service and see how you can make a difference! Also, don’t miss the Service Opportunities Fair, hosted by the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center just before the panel on January 11th! For more information please visit http://exp.washington.edu/carlson/mlkday/index.html.

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF)
Deadline: January 28, 2011
To enable humanities and social science graduate students to conduct preliminary research and prepare dissertation research and funding proposals, the Social Science Research Council offers Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships. Fellows participate in two proposal preparation workshops and receive up to $5,000 in support of research during the summer of 2011.

The fellowship competition is open to all second and third-year graduate students in any discipline of the social sciences and humanities who are currently enrolled full time in a PhD program at an accredited university in the United States, and whose research projects and dissertation proposals fit within one of the five research fields listed below.

Students awarded fellowships must participate in two four-day workshops led by leading scholars of different disciplinary perspectives in each of the fields. The spring workshop will be held in Monterey, California, from June 2-5, 2011, and the fall workshop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from September 15-18, 2011. The fellowship covers all necessary costs of travel, meals, and lodging for the workshops. More details about the fellowship can be found at http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-fellowship/.

International Service Learning Opportunities for Bilingual (Spanish/English) Graduate Students and Faculty
TeenSmart International seeks volunteers and/or consultants to support its work promoting adolescent health in Central America. We are especially looking for professionals with expertise in the development of adolescent health education methods and materials, grant writing and publication, information technology, and statistics and evaluation. Professionals can work either locally (in Costa Rica or Nicaragua) or virtually from the USA. We encourage interested candidates to seek Fulbright scholarships or other sources of funding to work with us in Central America. For more information please visit www.teensmart.net. Interested persons should send a cover letter and an updated curriculum in English and Spanish to info@teensmart.net For more information call 011 506- 8837 6478 in Costa Rica, Central America.

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For Faculty

Simpson Center Collaboration Studio Grants
Collaboration Studio grants provide focused, quarter-long opportunities for crossdisciplinary and cross-departmental groups of two to four individuals to work together to catalyze, deepen, and/or reconfigure research projects with near- or long-term goals of publication/dissemination, in traditional or diverse formats. While this initiative is primarily intended to advance projects for ladder faculty, teams may, with justification, include graduate students, lecturers, and/or staff members. Studio grants take the form of one course release per collaborator or a summer stipend of $5,250 each, to be taken simultaneously by members in the quarter they designate for their work. (Note: release and compensation plans for full-time staff collaborators should be specified in the budget.) Studio grants may be used to lay the foundations for a long-term research project and collaboration (on the Large-Scale Collaboration model of Modern Girl Around the World, which included a visiting scholar lecture series, curriculum development, and individual and collective publications), or to move an existing collaboration (e.g., a research cluster, or interdisciplinary teaching partnership like the Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities) towards writing, publishing, or a major grant submission. While the studio provides time for intensive collaboration, work is expected to continue throughout (and perhaps beyond) the year-long granting period. For more information please visit the website at http://depts.washington.edu/uwch/apply/2010/collaboration_studio_grants.html.

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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.

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