Letter from the Center
Upcoming CGS Events
Scholarship, Research & Travel
Other Items of
Letter from the
We are pleased to announce the publication of the second edition of The Review
of Global Studies Literature, an online compilation of NAFSA's Teaching,
Learning, and Scholarship community, is now available at our home page,
The Review features a collection of book reviews, written by
international educators, covering recent literature at the intersection
of the fields of internationalization and global studies. This compilation
offers examples of best practices in international education and provides
insights on how other fields of study impact international education in
both theoretical and practical ways.
Also, now available online is Jackson School recently co-sponsored
Forum on the U.S.--China Commercial Relationship held in
Washington, D.C. on December 2, 2010. Co-hosting the event was JSIS
Director, Resat Kasaba, and guest speakers included JSIS Professors
Gary Hamilton and Don Hellman. The forum addressed issues related to
China's economy, political landscape, trade networks, science and
innovation policy, and environmental technologies while examining
current challenges in the U.S.-China relationship and policy options
for addressing those challenges. To view a podcast and read a complete
summary of this event, please go to
Finally, please mark your calendar for the February 25, 2011,
international symposium on Global Law and Its Exceptions:
Globalization, Legal Transplants, Local Reception and Resistance.
This symposium considers the emergence of "Global Law," what is
driving it, and how it is transforming legal education, practice
and legal doctrines. In particular, the symposium will ask if
the generation, circulation and entrenchment of global modes of
legal consciousness undergirding global law serve to entrench
and reproduce existing social (and legal) hierarchies or serve
as a potential site for producing greater social and political
participation and equity. For more details, please see
"Other Items of Interest".
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 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
Center for Global Studies
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January 27, 2011
The Politics of Complementarity: The ICC and the Situation in Kenya
4:00-6:00 PM, William H. Gates Hall, Room 133, UW School of Law
On December 15, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued summonses
accusing 6 high‐profile Kenyans including the Deputy Prime Minister, the Cabinet
Secretary and the Minister of Higher Education, of being responsible for 2007
post-election violence that killed 1,200 people. The result: Kenya’s Parliament
voted to withdraw from the ICC.
What are the ramifications for these goings on? What are the lessons for
international justice to be learnt? What are the chances the victims of the violence
will actually obtain justice? Should Kenya substitute peace for justice?
Come hear a distinguished panel discuss these and other interesting questions
about the most compelling case engulfing the International Criminal Court and its
implications for the future of Kenya, the ICC and interna3onal institutions in general.
Professor Max Hilaire, Morgan State University
Professor Rick Lorenz, Jackson School of International Studies, UW
Professor Sylvia Kang'ara, School of Law, UW
Njoroge James Wachai, Kenyan journalist living in Seattle.
Professor Joel Ngugi, School of Law, UW.
This event is sponsored by the African Studies Program, University of Washington
and the International Law Society, University of Washington School of Law.
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
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 Communication 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 the Comparative Religion Program and the Center for Global
February 15, 2011
Strong on Growth, Weak on Democracy: The Struggle for Human Security and Development in India and China
7:00 PM, Walker Ames Room
Speaker: Devin Joshi, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International
Studies, University of Denver. His talk will focus on the economic
growth performance of China and India over the last two decades has been very impressive,
especially in comparison to the West. On the other hand, both countries suffer from serious
democratic deficits, and most disappointingly, they have failed to protect basic human rights.
This talk will try to make sense of these paradoxical dynamics, and assess what they might
mean for the future of Asia and our world.
Dr. Devin K. Joshi teaches courses on the politics
of development with a focus on Asia. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of
Washington. Previously a
visiting scholar at Peking University, he has received prestigious fellowship awards from the
American Institute of Indian Studies, Council of American Overseas Research Centers, German Academic
Exchange Service and Japanese Ministry of Education. His recent articles on development politics and
good government have appeared in Economic and Political Weekly, International Studies Review,
Socio-Legal Review, and The Human Rights Dictionary. Currently he is near completion on a book
manuscript comparing human development in India and China. This event is part of the Global
Focus Lecuture Series. More information can be found at
include the Center for Global Studies, the East Asia Center and the South Asia Center.
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Scholarship, Research & Travel
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 email@example.com.
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:
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:
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
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.
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
More information about this event can be found at
Student Essay Competition: Nobel Peace Prize Symposium, March 4-5, 2011, Luther College
Deadline: February 1, 2011
The Nobel Peace Prize Symposium is an annual student conference featuring a previous year's
winner of the prize (in this case, the 2009 recipient, President Obama), with numerous panels,
films and discussion sessions. Students are invited to write an essay on Norway's global role,
and submit to Professor Ingebritsen, Box 353420, Dept of Scandinavian Studies on or before
February 1, 2011. If the essay is accepted by the committee, the student's travel
expenses to the conference will be provided. This is the first time the UW will send a student
to this event, coordinated each year by the Norwegian colleges in the Midwest.
For more information, please contact Professor Ingebritsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 2011 Japan Travel Program for U.S. Future Leaders
UW Internal Deadline: February 14, 2011
The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), in collaboration
with the Association of Professional Schools of International
Affairs (APSIA), will implement the Japan Travel Program for U.S. Future
Leaders in summer 2011 for the third time. The goal of the program is to
foster a new generation of future leaders in the United States who are
interested in achieving a greater understanding of Japan and its roles in
global affairs, and in engaging in dialogue and interchange with their
counterparts in Japan.
The Program will invite approximately 12 second-year graduate students (must
be current students at time of travel)- no more than two from each
U.S.-based APSIA school with full membership - to Japan as a group for a
period of approximately 10 days in August, 2011. The group will consist of
students who currently are or previously have been engaged in Japan studies
as well as those who successfully demonstrate a serious interest in Japan
but may not have previous exposure to the country. Please contact Kelly Voss
for more information about the program and the application process,
2011-12 International Research or Study Graduate Fellowships
Deadline: February 18, 2011
The Graduate School is now accepting applications for the 2011-12 International
Research or Study Graduate Fellowships. [These were formerly known as the Fritz
Fellowships.] Graduate students in all tuition-based programs are eligible to apply.
Graduate students enrolled in fee-based programs through Educational Outreach are not
eligible. For more information please go to
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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
February 25, 2011
Symposium on Global Law and Its Exceptions: Globalization, Legal Transplants, Local Reception and Resistance
8:30 AM--5:45 PM, William Gates Hall, Rm 138
The symposium explores the idea that there is emerging in almost every field
a core of law which we can call “Global Law.” At the same time, there are areas
of law which have traditionally staved off “global influences” such as family law
which appear to be fair game in this round of “Global Law.” This symposium
considers the emergence of “Global Law," what is driving it, and how it is transforming
legal education, practice and legal doctrines. In particular, the symposium will
ask if the generation, circulation and entrenchment of global modes of legal
consciousness undergirding global law serve to entrench and reproduce existing
social (and legal) hierarchies or serve as a potential site for producing greater
social and political participation and equity.
The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Duncan Kennedy of Harvard Law
School. Other participants include UW Law School Dean Kellye Testy; Professors
Helena Alviar Garcia (Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia), James Gathii (Albany Law
School), Frank Gevurtz (Pacific McGeorge School of Law), Isabel Jaramillo (Universidad
de Los Andes, Colombia), Fernanda Nicola (American University Washington College of
Law) Obiora Okafor (Osgoode Hall School of Law), Robert Percival (University of
Maryland Law School), Alvaro Santos (Georgetown University Law Center), Philomila
Tsoukala, (Georgetown University Law Center); and UW law professors Bill Rogers,
Jonathan Kang, Sylvia Kang'ara, Lisa Kelly, David Law, Joel Ngugi, Kathryn Watts,
and Dongsheng Zang. Those interested in attending part or all of the conference are
asked to register at:
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The Annual Competition for International Provost Grants and Tuition Wavers
Deadline: February 11, 2011
The annual competition for International Provost Grants and Tuition Waivers is
now open. On an annual basis, the Office of the Provost provides funding for
international education opportunities. The Office of the Provost again invites units
across the university to submit applications for support in our 2011-12 academic year.
Awards will be made in the following areas of international activities:
Faculty-led Program Grants
International Faculty Exchange (IFEX) Grants
International Student Tuition Waivers
Continued support for Faculty-led Program and IFEX grants is made available
through the generous donations that established the Herbert H. Gowen
Endowments and the Maurice D. and Lois Schwartz Endowment for International
Education. The Gowen endowments primarily support international educational
opportunities across the globe, while the Schwartz Endowment is dedicated to
international education opportunities with an emphasis on Asian languages
and literature and Near Eastern studies. In addition, the State of Washington
has made 100 tuition waivers (300 quarters) available to support incoming
international students under certain criteria.
Applications and additional information about the criteria for competitive
awards in each program can be found on the OGA webpage at:
Applications are due by Friday, February 11, 2011 and we expect decisions to
be made by March 11, 2011. Please submit completed applications along with
your home department chair's signature to:
Office of the Provost
Attn: International Provost Grant Application
Office of Global Affairs
340 Gerberding Hall
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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.