October 2, 2009

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

Letter from the Center

This time of year is particularly special as we welcome students, faculty, staff and friends back to the UW campus and extend a warm welcome to all. Be sure to check out the various activities and events mentioned in E-News as well as those items listed on the JSIS Calendar. In particular, we encourage you to join us on Saturday morning, October 3, for India and the World: Ancient to Modern Times, featuring Dr. Anand Yang, Director of JSIS.

This inaugural lecture series from the Center for Asian Art and Ideas, "Saturday University: Asia in Focus" provides a firm foundation for understanding the rapid rise of India, China and Japan in today's world. This ten-week series of lectures by University of Washington professors provides an overview of each country's rich history, intriguing contemporary politics and society, and distinctive art and culture. Together we will explore an array of issues that confront these multifaceted Asian civilizations and affect out lives.

Admission for this event is $10 for SAM members, and $15 for non-members. Other presentations on Japan and China, respectively, follow later in November and December. Details on those presentations are at http://jsis.washington.edu/eacenter/events.php

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

Tamara Leonard
Associate Director
Center for Global Studies

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Upcoming CGS Events

October 8, 2009
Energy and Global Security
Physics Astronomy Auditorium 118, UW Seattle Campus, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM . Speaker: Carol Kessler, Director, Pacific Northwest Center for Global Security. Contact Jerry Seidler seidler@uw.edufor more information. The Energy Future lecture series at the University of Washington investigates present and future issues in energy production, consumption, policy and their social and environmental impact. These lectures are intended for a general academic or industrial audience.

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

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

Deadline: October 5, 2009
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
 The Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education invites applications for FY10 awards for the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program for graduate study in the social sciences, arts and humanities. Approximately $1.2 million is available and the department expects to award 27 new fellowships at an estimated $43,755. Information is available at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-20177.pdf.

Deadline: October 9, 2009
Pipeline Project -- Teachers Without Borders Internship

Teachers without Borders (TWB) supports teacher leaders, worldwide, with professional development opportunities and tools that connect them with information and each other so that they may play a more vital role in their communities. TWB focuses on teachers with initiative, who are passionate about their subjects and compassionate towards children. For more information visit www.teacherswithoutborders.org or http://www.washington.edu/uwired/pipeline/internships.html To apply, send your resume, cover letter, contact information to pipeline@u.washington.edu by October 9.

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 www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09064 .

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Other Items of Interest

October 5, 2009
Women's Health: What's Security Got To Do With It
Foege Genome Sciences Building Auditorium, Room S-060, 1705 NE Pacific St., 5:30 PM. Kavita Ramdas, President and CEO, Global Fund for Women. She has dedicated herself to empowering women worldwide with the financial resources to increase girls’ access to education, defend women’s right to health and reproductive rights, and prevent violence against women and advance women’s political participation, as well as other vial issues. Kativa has served on the boards of the Women’s Funding Network, the Women’s Rights Prize of the Gruber Foundation and the Ethical Globalization Initiative. She is the recipient of numerous philanthropic and leadership awards, including most recently, the Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Award for Distinguished Service presented by the California Institute of Integrated Studies. She recently joined the Global Development Advisory Panel of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Advisory Panel of the Asian University for Women and the board of trustees of Princeton University. T his is part of the Discovery Lecture Series. For more information visit http://www.globalhealth.washington.edu/resource_center/ghevents_lect_wghads.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.

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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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