January 8, 2010

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 the new year we wanted to let you know about a wonderful series of events co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies and our campus partners. Please mark your calendars now for these upcoming events!

January 12, 2010 - "History of the Great Separation: Church and State" Professor Mark Lilla, Columbia University, @ 7:30 PM, Kane 210. Mark Lilla was trained at the University of Michigan and Harvard University, where he received his PhD in 1990. His work ranges widely in the history of ideas, though his central concerns have been the relation between religion and politics and the legacy of the modern Western enlightenment. His books include G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern (1993), The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics (2001), and, most recently, The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007). His current research focuses on the religious concepts of conversion and innocence. Co-sponsored by the Comparative Religion program at JSIS as part of our Luce Symposium on Religions. For more information, please contact lpaxton@u.washington.edu.

January 25, 2010 -- "Beyond Walls and Wounds: A Borderlands Speaker Series" ushers in winter quarter with two talks and a panel discussion. Please join us for "Conceptualizing Transborder Communities" with Lynn Stephens, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon and "Contesting the Burdens of Citizenship: Exclusion and Resistance in Mexico and the U.S." with Neil Harvey, Professor of Government, New Mexico State University. This event will be held in Communications 120 from 4:00-6:00 PM. For more information, please contact cgsuw@u.washington.edu.

Finally, we would like to encourage students to apply for the The Eugene and Marilyn D. Webb Scholarship Fund. This scholarship recognizes academic merit and promise at both the undergraduate and graduate level by awarding grants to students on the basis of their academic record and writing ability. Candidates must be either a major in the Comparative Religion Program or an enrolled student in the Comparative Religion track of the International Studies Master's degree program. Students with at least one quarter's work at the UW are eligible to apply. The application form can be found online at http://jsis.washington.edu/religion/scholarships.shtml.

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 13, 2010
Lessons from a Long War: confrontation and Engagement in the Broader Middle East
Kane 225 (Walker Ames Room), 3:30--5:00 PM.
Presenter: Ambassador Ryan Crocker is a Career Ambassador, recently retired from the U.S. Foreign Service, and a recipient of the Presidential medal of Honor. He was U.S. Ambassador to Iraq from 2007-2009, and previously served as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan from 2004-2007, to Syria from 1998-2001, to Kuwait from 1994-1997, and to Lebanon from 1990-1993. In 2003 he was in Baghdad as the first Director of Governance for the Coalition Provisional Authority, and was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs from 2001-2003. In addition, since joining the Foreign Service in 1971, he has had assignments in Iran, Qatar, and Egypt, as well as Washington. He was assigned to the American Embassy in Beirut during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and the bombings of the Embassy and the Marine barracks in 1983. Amb. Crocker received a B.A. in English in 1971 and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 2001 from Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA. For further information contact: jsis@uw.edu.

January 21, 2010
MOVIE: Like Water for Chocolate [Como Aqua Para Chocolate]
Kane 210, 7:00 PM.
A feast for the senses, this magical romance from director Alfonso Arau tells the story of passionate Tita (Lumi Cavazos) who is in love with Pedro (Marco Leonardi), but her controlling mother (Regina Torne) forbids her from marrying him. When Pedro instead marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking--and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares. Mexico, 1992, 113 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles. This screening is preceded by a brief introduction by MariaElena Garcia, Assistant Professor, Comparative History of Ideas and Jackson School; and Jose Antonio Lucero, Assistant Professor, Jackson School of International Studies. Part of the SMAK 2010 International Film Series (See Movies at Kane) showing every Thursday night January 14 -March 18, 2010. For more information please go to http://jsis.washington.edu/smak/.

January 22, 2010
Authoritarian Regimes, Domestic Politics, and Conflict Outcomes
UWISC Lecture Series

Gowen 1A, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.
Jessica Weeks, Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University;. Discussant: Kendra Dupuy, 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.

January 20-21, 2010
Event Invitation: 2010 Intelligence Community Colloquium
HUB 108, 9:00AM--3:30PM, 9:00--11:45AM.
This years UW Intelligence Community Colloquium: Information and Intelligence in Open Society (INSER) will include keynote presentations, panel discussions, and presentations from UW faculty and industry practitioners. Among those speaking include Jackson School Professor Dan Chirot, Ph.D., Job and Gerturd Tamaki Professor of International Studies. Also featured are professors from the Information School, the Pacific Norhtwest National Laboratory and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. If you wish to attend please RSVP by January 15, 2010. For more information and to register, please visit inser.ischool.washington.edu.

February 4, 2010
MOVIE: Shichinin no samurai (Seven Samurai)
Kane 210, 7:00 PM.
Classic Japanese film co-written, edited and directed by the incomparable Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshio Mifune. (1954) 160 minutes. 16th century Japanese farmers face a band of roving thieves. Their solution is to hire samurai for protection. The farmers are poor and can only offer food and lodging but they soon recruit Kambei Shimada who determines that they will need a total of seven samurai to properly guard the village... This screening is preceded by a brief introduction by Professor Ted Mack of the Department of Asian Languages and Literature. Part of the SMAK 2010 International Film Series (See Movies at Kane) showing every Thursday night: January 14---March 18, 2010. For more information please go to http://jsis.washington.edu/smak/.

February 5, 2010
Authoritarian Regimes, Domestic Politics, and Conflict Outcomes
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.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

Deadline: January 11, 2010
Call for Applications: 2010-2011 Graduate Opportunity Program Research Assistantships
Departments are invited to apply for the Graduate Opportunity Program Award (GOP), a merit-based research assistantship designed to increase the quality of education and research at the University of Washington by assisting departments in recruiting and developing a diverse community of scholars.

Please note that this year’s GOP application process and instructions have changed substantially. Please be sure to read through the procedures carefully and completely before submitting your application. Of particular note is the change that we instituted last year in the application submission process. All GOP application materials are to be submitted electronically in a two-step process, using a combination of MyGrad Program and Catalyst tools. Departmental contact Information and Diversity Plan narratives are to be submitted via My Grad Program; the Departmental GOP Award History is to be completed via Catalyst WebQ. For specific GOP application procedures and guidelines and to submit an application, please go to http://grad.washington.edu/gomap/gop.shtml

Deadline: January 15, 2010
Call for Submissions to The Sigma Iota Rho (SIR) Journal of International Relations
The Sigma Iota Rho (SIR) Journal of International Relations is soliciting submissions from undergraduate students for its annual issue. The Journal aims to publish manuscripts relevant to the theory and practice of international relations including articles related to economics, political science, history, area studies, and topics relevant to current events.

Deadline: January 15, 2010
2010 Summer Academy on Social Vulnerability organised by UNU-EHS and MRF
Munich Re Foundation and United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security proudly announce the fifth annual Summer Academy on Social Vulnerability. The theme of 2010 Summer Academy is "Protecting environmental migrants: creating new policy and institutional frameworks".

We invite qualified Ph.D, LLM and SJD students who have an interdisciplinary focus and are working on research or dissertations related to humanitarian and human rights law, migration studies, economics and labor migration, environmental studies, natural disasters, human security, and public health to apply for the 2010 Summer Academy. Applications are required to be submitted online at www.ehs.unu.edu no later than January 15th.

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 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

GPSS Open Positions
The UW Graduate and Professional Student Senate currently have several open positions for UW students. For more information on each of the positions follow this link
http://www.meme-hazard.org/gpss-staging/content/employment Please note that these jobs are not RA/TA/GA positions with a tuition waiver. They are however incredible opportunities to do good work and get rare experience in policy.

New International M.A. Program in International in Political Science—The Politics of Conflict
This is a new international M.A. program in the Politics of Conflict, which is offered by the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University, Israel. The language of instruction is English. The website of the program is http://www.bgu.ac.il/politics-MA and all the relevant information is available on the site. The one-year M.A. program offers rigorous academic courses that focus on Israel and the Middle East and is suitable both for those who want to pursue an academic career and for people who are interested in working for governmental or non-governmental organizations.

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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 2, 2010
Courage to Teach for Clinician Educators
8:30 am - Noon, UW South Campus
Teaching can be a confounding mixture of demands and delights. The pressure on an educator to keep up-to-date can obscure the importance of attending to the quality of the human interactions that are crucial to good teaching. But even in the midst of the oft-times overwhelming demands placed on instructors, there is also the delight associated with a student's "Aha!" When educators bring their heads, their hands and their hearts to the endeavor of teaching and learning, they will be more effective teachers. Part of bringing all of oneself to the act of teaching involves a willingness to identify and honor one's gifts while at the same time acknowledging one's limits. For more information or to register follow this link: http://www.meded.washington.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4&Itemid=100

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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