October 16, 2009

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

Letter from the Center

On October 26, 2009, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, in association with the World Affairs Council, is honored to present a conversation with the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he discusses some of the world's most pressing issues. For instance, how is the UN leading the process to prepare for the viable climate treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol? What is the role of the UN in leading human rights and international aid policy? What role can the UN play in mitigating nuclear and overall security threats on a global level? UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has over 37 years of service both in Government and on the global stage and we expect his comments to be interesting and enlightening. To register for this events, please contact the World Affairs Council at 206 441-5910 or log on to http://www.world-affairs.org/Ban_Ki_Moon.htm

The Secretary-General's visit coincides with his receipt of an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Washington.

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

October 19, 2009
Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Collapse of the Communist Establishment
Thomson 317, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM. Speaker: Stephen Kotkin. Stephen Kotkin (Ph.D. UC Berkeley, 1988) is Rosengarten Professor of Modern and Contemporary History Professor of International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, at Princeton University. His publications include Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization (California, 1995); Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse 1970-2000 (Oxford, 2001; revised edition 2008); and Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment, with a contribution by Jan Gross (Random House, October 2009). He is the lead strategist in emerging markets for the World Pension Forum, an umbrella group for institutional investors, and a consultant to foundations (such as the Open Society Institute) in post-Communist higher education.
Sponsored by Center for West European Studies, The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, European Union Center of Excellence, and Center for Global Studies.
For more information, contact The Ellison Center - reecas@u.washington.edu - 206.543.4852

October 24, 2009
United Nations Day Public Forum
Food Security and Climate Change: The Agenda at Copenhagen
Town Hall (Downstairs), 8th Ave. & Seneca Street, Seattle

An expert panel will discuss how future food insecurity and sustainable development will be exacerbated by unprecedented seasonal heat without investments in adaptation, innovations to improve the heat resistance of crops and agricultural productivity, and the political challenges confronting a new climate change agreement to be negotiated at Copenhagen in December that includes technical and financial aid to developing nations.
Panelists: Prof. David Battisti, UW Dept. Atmospheric Sciences; Dr. Monika B. Zurek, Program officer, Agricultural Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Dick Nelson, Coordinator, Puget Sound Millennium Goals Project and board member, United Nations Association of Greater Seattle.
Moderator: Sarah van Gelder, Executive Editor of Yes! Magazine
Sponsors: United Nations Association of Greater Seattle, Puget Sound Millennium Goals Project, Global Washington, World Affairs Council, the Center for Global Studies
Cost: Free
Information: UNA at 206-568-1959 and info at info@unaseattle.org

October 30, 2009
Fractured Militaries: The Armed Forces and Transitions from Authoritarian Rule in Asia
Gowen 1A, UW Seattle Campus, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM . Speaker: Terence Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore and Discussant John Buchanan, Ph.D. Student, University of Washington.   This event is part of the UWISC lecture series.  Co-sponsored by Comparative Religion Program and the Center for Global Studies

November 12, 2009
China in America and America in China: A Symposium Celebrating 30 Years of US-China Relations
Odegaard Library Room 220, 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Speaker: Rick Larsen, Congressman; Gao Zhansheng, Consul General of China in San Francisco; David J. Firestein, Deputy Executive Director and Senior Advisor: “popular and cultural relations between U.S. and China" Sponsors include: East Asia Library, Center for Global Studies, China Studies Program, East Asia Center. For more information, please contact Kristi Roundtree, East Asia Center,barnesk@uw.edu

November 12, 2009
Why Accountability for Torture is Crucial for Human rights, Our Security, and Our Souls
Kane Hall, 7:00 PM. Speaker: Ray McGovern. McGovern is a retired CIA analyst turned CIA critic. He was an early critic of the Iraq War, founding “Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity” in January 2003 to expose the administration’s manipulation of intelligence in the build-up to the war. He has been a strong critic of the Bush administration’s torture program. He has appeared frequently on radio and TV, including the New Hour with Jim Lehrer and the Charlie Rose Show. His chapter “A Compromised Central Intelligence Agency: What Can Be Done?” is published in Patriotism, Democracy, and Common Sense: Restoring America’s Promise at Home and Abroad, Rowman & Littlefield, 2004. For more information go to http://jsis.washington.edu/isp/events.php

November 13, 2009
Grass-roots Jihadist Networks, Political Entrepreneurs, and Terrorist Violence: Dynamic Networks and the 11-M Madrid Train Bombings
Gowen 1A, UW Seattle Campus, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM . Speaker: Steve Zech, Ph.D. Student, University of Washington and Discussant TBA.   For more information please contact Kristan Seibel at kseibel@u.washington.edu This event is part of the UWISC lecture series.   Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

Deadline: October 26, 2009
Washington State Legislative Internship Program, Winter Quarter 2010
Interns spend Winter Quarter working in Olympia as staff for members of Washington State House of Representatives or Senate. In addition to their office work, interns participate in weekly seminars and workshops. The seminars include meeting with state officials, as well as panel discussions. In the workshops, interns take part in a budget exercise, mock hearing, and mock floor debate. They learn parliamentary procedure and how to write for the Legislature. Additionally, interns have the opportunity to shadow an elected official or administrator of a state agency and learn about his or her job. Interns receive monthly compensation to offset the expenses associated with the internship and academic credit from the UW. During their internship, UW students will be enrolled in POL S 497 for 15 credits and will attend a seminar course taught by a UW faculty member. For more information see http://www.leg.wa.gov/Internships/Pages/default.aspx.

Deadline: December 5, 2009
NSF – Supplemental Award for Graduate Research Fellows
NSF also announced that a Supplemental Award is available for Graduate Research Fellows (GRFs) to enable them to travel to Norway, Finland or Denmark for up to 12 months for research opportunities. Awardees will receive $5,000 to support travel and costs, in addition to funds provided for living costs by the Nordic countries’ partner agencies. Research stays overseas could begin as early as June 1, 2010. More information is available at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09011/nsf09011.jsp?org=NSF .

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.

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Other Items of Interest

October 16-18, 2009
Stand Up Against Global Poverty--Numerous Events in the Puget Sound Region
For the fourth year in a row, millions of people around the world will "Stand up and Take Action" to demand that world leaders end poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Last year, a record breaking 116 million people stood up and took action to achieve the MDGs that offer a roadmap to end global poverty and its root causes. In September 2000, 189 world leaders adopted the MDGs as part of the Millennium Declaration, agreed to at the United Nations Millennium Summit. The global financial crisis is having a devastating impact on the world's poorest and most vulnerable. And the climate crisis threatens to undo the gains that have been made towards achieving the MDGs. With just six years left to the 2015 deadline, no region is on track to achieve their goals. By making the MDGs an urgent priority, 'Stand Up, Take Action' is a vital opportunity to send a clear message to US leaders to deliver on the promise we made to the world's people to end poverty and usher in a new era of equality, health, and prosperity.

To find a Stand Up event near you, or to register a new event, go to: http://www.standagainstpoverty.org

October 26, 2009
Amnesty International's Irene Khan: Global Poverty
Town Hall (Downstairs), 8th Ave. & Seneca Street, Seattle

Economic insecurity is relative: as we in the Northwest worry about layoffs and financial security, more than 1 billion people worldwide are living on less than a dollar a day. Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International (and the first woman, the first Asian, and the first Muslim to lead the influential human-rights organization), believes such poverty is not just an economic problem, but also a global human-rights violation. Khan's latest book, The Unheard Truth: Poverty and Human Rights, is the centerpiece of Amnesty International's three-year human-rights campaign to end world poverty, and asserts that the best strategy is to empower the poor to take control of their own lives, enabling them to build a sustainable and dignified future for themselves. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life, with University Book Store. Tickets: $5 at
http://www.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006, and at the door beginning at 6:30.

Change for GoodŽ--Partnership between UNICEF and the International Airline Industry
Change for good is an innovative partnership between UNICEF and the international airline industry. Established in 1987, the program is one of UNICEF's best-known and longest-running partnerships. The alliance is designed to collect unused currency from passengers and convert their spare coins and notes into life-saving materials and services for vulnerable children around the world. Since its launch in 1987, the Change for GoodŽ program has generated over US$70 million. Change for GoodŽ provides UNICEF and the international airline industry with a unique partnership opportunity. It enables UNICEF to deliver its message to a captive global audience, and benefits the airlines by showcasing commitment to social responsibility and increasing customer loyalty. In addition, Change for GoodŽ gives airline staff an opportunity to give back while traveling internationally. Currently, 10 major airline carriers run Change for Good collections on their international, some domestic flights, and some airport lounges. These are Aer Lingus, Alitalia, All Nippon Airways (ANA), American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, JAL and QANTAS.
For more information: http://www.unicef.org/corporate_partners/index_25030.html

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    For Faculty

    Call For Papers -- Global Studies Conference
    Pusan National University, Busan, North Korea. June 21-23, 2010
    Next June will hold the third Global Studies Conference in Busan, South Korea. Busan is the second largest North Korean city and one of the busiest world ports. It is significantly involved in globalizing processes and its growing financial services sector promises to increase its involvement in globalization. The Global Studies Conference and Global Studies Journal are devoted to mapping and interpreting new trends and patterns in globalization. The Conference and Journal attempt to do this from many points of view, from many locations in the world, and in a wide-angle kaleidoscopic fashion. Speakers at this conference may choose to submit written papers for publication in the Global Studies Journal. Deadlines for papers (a title and short abstract) can be found at the Conference website at http://www.GlobalStudiesConference.com

    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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