January 25, 2010

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

Letter from the Center

Last Thursday over 180 people attended "Like Water for Chocolate", the second movie in the SMAK: See Movies at Kane winter quarter film series. The evening began with a short introduction to the feature film with JSIS and CHID faculty Tony Lucero and Maria Elena Garcia providing a lively introduction to Mexico and the issues facing the protagonists. Fore more SMAK details please visit http://jsis.washington.edu/smak for synopses of movies, location of venue, and parking details.

We also encourage you to join us for H2ASIA: Asia's Water Crisis on February 3, 2010 in Kane 225 at 7:00 PM where we will hear from a variety of speakers, including Brett Walton from Circle of Blue and Steven Harrell and Patrick Christie of UW. This event is free and open to the public.

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

February 5, 2010
Securitization, or Threat Perception? Competing Visions of Security and Security Threats
UWISC Lecture Series

Gowen 1A, 12:00 PM--1:30 PM.
David Welch, CIGI Chair of Global Security, Balsillie School of International Affairs, and Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo;. Discussant: Kristan Seibel, Ph.D. Student, University of Washington. This is part of the UWISC lecture series. For more information please go to http://www.polisci.washington.edu/Conferences/UWISC.html.
UWISC is sponsored by UW Institute for National Security Education and Research (INSER), the Center for Global Studies at the Jackson School of International Studies, and the Department of Political Science.

March 5, 2010
Democratic Transitions and Violence
UWISC Lecture Series

Gowen 1A, 12:00 PM--1:30 PM.
Stephan Hamberg, Ph.D. Student, University of Washington;. Discussant: TBA. This is part of the UWISC lecture series. For more information please go to http://www.polisci.washington.edu/Conferences/UWISC.html.
UWISC is sponsored by UW Institute for National Security Education and Research (INSER), the Center for Global Studies at the Jackson School of International Studies, and the Department of Political Science.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

Deadline: February 1, 2010
2010-11 Bonderman Travel Fellowship
Selected Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel 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. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization. Up to seven graduate (and seven undergraduate) Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2010. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended international travel. Fellows should plan to begin their travel between May 2010 and June 30, 2011. Students who propose to travel beginning later than June 2011 should apply in the next round.

The Graduate School and UW Honors Program will be hosting information sessions for interested applicants. They will be held on:
Thurs. Jan. 7, 2010, 12:30-2:30 pm, Mary Gates Hall 206 and
Mon. Jan. 11, 2010, 4:30-6:30 pm, Mary Gates Hall 206.
More information on the information sessions, the application process, etc. is here: http://grad.washington.edu/students/fa/bonderman/index.shtml

Deadline: February 2, 2010
2010-2011 Fellowship Opportunity: Short Term Travel Grant Program
IREX is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2010-2011 Short-Term Travel Grants (STG) Program. STG provides fellowships to US scholars and professionals to engage in up to eight weeks of overseas research on contemporary political, economic, historical, or cultural developments relevant to US foreign policy. The STG application is now available online at: http://www.irex.org/programs/us_scholars/uss_info.asp. Completed applications are due no later than 5 pm EST on February 2, 2010. Postdoctoral Scholars and Professionals with advanced degrees are eligible to apply for the STG Program. In addition to the pre-departure logistic support provided by IREX staff, the Short-Term Travel Grant also provides:
--International coach class roundtrip transportation
--A monthly allowance for housing and living expenses
--Travel visas
--Emergency evaculation insurance
--Field office Support
Questions may be addressed to the STG Program Staff at stg@irex.org or by telephone at 202-628-8188.

Deadline: February 5, 2010
2010-2011 UW-Sichuan University Undergraduate Exchange Program
The UW-Sichuan University Undergraduate Exchange Program is a unique chance for UW students to not only live and study in China but to engage in a hands-on, self-directed research project overseas. The two or three quarter program offers intensive Chinese language training, additional classes offered in English and an amazing chance for students to research a topic of their own choosing. Sichuan University's location in western China means that students have the opportunity to travel and do research in places such as a national park in the eastern Himalayas or remote minority villages in southern Sichuan. The program is open to all majors and is a great opportunity to make huge gains in Chinese language skills and to really engage with China.

There will be an open information session with the Program Coordinator and the 2008-09 program alum on November 18, 7:00 pm in HUB 209B. For more information please visit: http://depts.washington.edu/uwww/UEP/overview.php

Deadline: February 22, 2010
Undergraduate Research Symposium
The 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be on Friday, May 21, 2010. The Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative expression in all academic disciplines. Students may present their research either in a poster session or an oral presentation session. We will also have a dedicated (small) performance space in nearby Meany Hall for performing arts presentations. This year, we are reaching out to our Academic Learning Link colleagues to make a special appeal to social science, humanities, and performing arts students to increase their level of participation. Last year, nearly 700 students participated in this exciting event. For more information please visit http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/symp/index.html

Deadline: March 26, 2010
LGBT Foreign Affairs Scholarship
The LGBT Foreign Affairs Scholarship Board will award one $2,500 scholarship to a disadvantaged student who plans to intern in a foreign affairs-related field in the summer of 2010. The LGBT Foreign Affairs Scholarship serves as need and merit-based financial aid for students pursuing degrees and/or careers in foreign affairs. The fund helps reduce the personal costs for students in high cost areas such as Washington, DC or in other world capitals or cities.

The Scholarship partners with the U.S. Department of State’s officially recognized LGBT affinity group, Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA), to foster knowledge of international issues and careers for disadvantaged youthFor more information please visit http://www.glifaa.org/documents/LGBT_Scholarship_FAQ.pdf

March 26, 2010
Summer DC Internship Opportunity with the Save Darfur Coalition
The Save Darfur Coalition is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated interns for the summer 2010. Interns will work closely with the Coalition's staff to fulfill both administrative and programmatic duties. Internships will be offered in policy, government relations, campaigns and media relations. Internships are unpaid, but students may receive college credit, if applicable. To learn more about Save Darfur Coalition and our work visit us online at www.savedarfur.org.

The Save Darfur Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please send resume and cover-letter (specifying your area of interest) to Rebecca Dennis at internships@savedarfur.org by March 26th 2010.

March 26, 2010
Foundation for the Defense of Democracies Fellowship Program
This unique program which provides university professors with a detailed understanding of the terror threat that faces our nation and sister democracies is centered on a 10-day course taught in conjunction with Tel Aviv University. The program takes place entirely in Israel and runs May 29th to June 9th, 2010 (travel inclusive). Participants interact with academics, diplomats, military and intelligence officials, and politicians from Israel, Jordan, India, Turkey and the United States. They also visit military bases, border zones and other security installations to learn the practical side of deterring terrorist attacks. All expenses are paid by FDD. The final deadline for applications is March 26, 2010. For more information visit http://defenddemocracy.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1350&Itemid=220.

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Other Items of Interest

January 29, 2010
The Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage on Trauma
For the first time in their 15-year history, the Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage on Trauma have broadened the competition to include television, video, multimedia, magazine and online journalism, in addition to the signature newspaper and radio categories. The Dart Awards recognize exemplary journalism on the impact of violence, crime, disaster and other traumatic events on individuals, families and communities. Dart Award winners rise above the ordinary in focusing on the experience of victims and survivors, and contributing to pubic understanding on trauma-related issues. The deadline for entries is January 29, 2010. For more information visit http://dartcenter.org/dart-award-guidelines.

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For Faculty

February 12, 2010
Hanauer Honors Professor: call for nominations
We write to seek nominations of tenured faculty members at the Associate or Full Professor level to serve a two‐year term as the Joff Hanauer Honors Professor in Western Civilization, beginning September 1, 2010. The holder of this professorship will teach one course per year in the University Honors Program, ideally in fall quarter 2010; serve on the Honors Council and occasional associated sub‐committees; hold regular office hours for Honors students; and participate in student activities in the Honors Program. S/he will also be expected to participate with Professor Jane Brown, the Joff Hanuaer Distinguished Professor in Western Civilization, in some of the events sponsored by the Graduate Fellows Program of the Joff Hanauer Endowment for Excellence in Western Civilization. The Hanauer Honors Professorship carries an annual stipend of $15,000.

Candidates for this professorship should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and scholarship pertaining to western civilization. To apply, candidates should submit a copy of their most recent CV together with a letter of application describing an Honors course the candidate would like to teach and ideas the candidate might have for Honors student activities outside the classroom. We also ask that Chairs submit a short letter endorsing the applicant’s candidacy.

Nominations, applications and inquiries should be sent to James Clauss jjc@uw.edu, Director, University Honors Program, Box 352800, by February 12, 2010.

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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