January 24, 2011

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

Letter from the Center

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, http://www.nafsa.org/gslreview. 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 jsis.washington.edu/jackson/chinaforum.shtml.

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 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

Return to Top

Upcoming CGS Events

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.

Distinguished Panel:
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 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 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 Studies.

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 http://jsis.washington.edu/focus/. Co-sponsors include the Center for Global Studies, the East Asia Center and the South Asia Center.

Return to Top

Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

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/

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 ingie@u.washington.edu.

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, kvoss@uw.edu.

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 http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/fritz/index.shtml.

Return to Top

Other Items of Interest

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/.

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: https://www.law.washington.edu/cle/seminars/Global/.

Return to Top

For Faculty

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: http://www.washington.edu/globalaffairs/funding/.
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
Box 351237
340 Gerberding Hall

Return to Top

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.

E-News is published bi-weekly, except during the summer, and distributed to faculty affiliates, students, and the Friends of International Studies and the Center for Global Studies.

For additional information about the Center for Global Studies visit: http://jsis.washington.edu/isp/

To contribute ideas and articles to E-News, please email us at cgsuw@u.washington.edu.

If you have received this message in error or no longer wish to receive communications from the Center for Global Studies, please click "Unsubscribe" below.


Our mailing address is:

Copyright (C) 2009 Center for Global Studies. All rights reserved.