October 30, 2009

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

Letter from the Center

We wanted to bring your attention to two exciting events focused on diplomacy and international careers!

On Tuesday, November 10th, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and The Evans School of Public Affairs, in partnership with The Humpty Dumpty Institute, will host the UN Across America Trip featuring Ambassador Zachary D. Muburi Muita, Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations; Ambassador Steve D. Matenje, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Malawi to the United Nations; Ambassador Eugene-Richard Gasana, Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations; Ambassador Mr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations; Ambassador Gerald Scott, Africa Area Advisor for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, and Mr. Guillame Niagri Bailly, First Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Côte d’Ivoire to the United Nations.

Our guests will be speaking about issues important to their countries in Africa including health issues, education, and aid to Africa, especially in regards to allocation and effectiveness. There will also be time for a question and answer session in addition to tips on how to work for international organizations in Africa. This event will be held in Mary Gates Hall, Room 389 from 3:30 PM-5:30 PM. For more information, please contact cgsuw@u.washington.edu

On Wednesday, November 18th, Dean Olsen a Washington native and UW alumnus who recently earned a Master’s Degree in Policy Studies from UW-Bothell and now works as a Social Science Analyst for the State Department's Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, will be visiting with UW students as part of the Hometown Diplomat Program. Dean will speak about his experiences and answer questions about the State Department as a potential career path. Students of all degree levels and academic disciplines are welcome to attend. This event will be held in Thomson 125 from 4:30 PM-5:50 PM.

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 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
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.

December 4, 2009
Targeted Killings: The Decline of the Norm Against Assassination?
Gowen 1A, UW Seattle Campus, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM . Speaker: Nina Tannenwald, Associate Professor of International Relations, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University; Discussant: William d’Ambruoso, Ph.D. Student, University of Washington   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.

December 8, 2009
Three Cups of Tea: Islam and Schooling in Asia: Islam, Asia, Modernity Professional Development for Educators Workshop
Thomson 317, 5:00 PM--8:00 PM.Presenters: Ethan Casey, Dr. Talant Mawkanul. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time, featuring Greg Mortenson with follow up materials from IAM. For more information contact the South Asia Center at seac@u.washington.edu.
Sponsored by South Asia Center, Ellison Center, East Asia Center, Southeast Asia Center, and Center for Global Studies of the Jackson School.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

Deadline: November 3, 2009
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. The awards will be distributed on the basis of merit. The University of Washington is eligible to nominate up to four outstanding candidates who are of sophomore or junior standing during the 2010-2011 academic year. Applications for this years' campus nominations are available online via the Goldwater Website. Students must submit the completed application, including essay and list of three to five faculty who are familiar with your work and you prospects and would be willing to write a letter of recommendation if you are selected. A faculty committee reviews application materials and four finalist are nominated for the national competition. The Berry Goldwater application can be found at http://www.act.org/goldwater/apply/index.html NOTE: Do not complete the recommenders section in that it will prompt each name listed to write a letter.Using the Catalyst "Collect It' tool, please upload the following materials (Research Essay, Unofficial Transcript, List of Recomenders) labeling each using your first name, last name, item name, https://catalysttools.washington.edu/sollectit/dropbox/summary/scholarq/6683. More information can be found at the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards webpage: https://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/scholarships/s/goldwater

Deadline: November 3, 2009
The Morris K Udall Scholarship
Seeking future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The scholarship application form can be found in the UW Catalyst Program at the following URL: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/83784. Applicants will also complete the following information for the University of Washington campus nomination application process and upload them into the drop box labeling each using your first name, last name, item name: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/collectit/dropbox/scholarq/6743. For more information see the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards webpage: https://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/scholarships/s/morrisundergraduate

Deadline: November 3, 2009
The Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship
Recognizing outstanding leadership potential, academic achievement, and the desire to pursue a career in public service. The mission of the Truman Scholarship Foundation is: (1)to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the non-profit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and (2) to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service. The scholarship application form can be found in the UW Catalyst Program at the following URL: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/83616. Applicants will also complete the following information for the University of Washington campus nomination application process and upload them into the drop box labeling each using your first name, last name, item name: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/collectit/dropbox/scholarq/6689. For more information see the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards webpage: https://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/scholarships/s/truman.

Deadline: November 13, 2009
The Washington Center's U.S.-China Bilateral Trade Internship Program
The University of Washington is one of three U.S. programs to participate in The Washington Center's U.S.-China Bilateral Trade Internship Program for students who have strong interests in issues of bilateral trade, business practices in the United States and China, and cross-cultural collaboration. This Washington, D.C., program brings together 20 students, 10 from the United States and 10 from China, to work in internships in governmental, international, business and nonprofit organizations in their areas of interest, take a class that focuses on both cross-cultural awareness and U.S.-China trade issues, and participate in other events such as a speaker series and simulated negotiations. It is a competitive scholarship program sponsored by Boeing (students are named Boeing Fellows) that covers TWC fees, housing fees, airfare, and provides a monthly stipend. Participating students register at UW and receive 15 credits of Pol S 498. For the application form and program details, including a listing of possible placement sites, go to http://www.twc.edu/students/uschina.shtml. If you have questions about the program or would like to apply, please contact Meera Roy, a UW adviser and the liaison for The Washington Center, at meroy@u.washington.edu or 206-543-9456 for an appointment.

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/nsf.09011.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.

New International M.A. Program in International in Political Science—The Political 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

December 7, 2009
Global Washington Conference: A Blueprint for Action
Microsoft Campus, Redmond; All Day. Global Washington Conference: A Blueprint for Action brings together the private, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors jointly to build the next chapter of our common future. Join us as we explore leading trends and opportunities in global development, share best practices, develop cross-sector strategies, inspire and share innovations. Get connected and help us build a shared strategy for Washington to enhance global development leadership. For more information visit www.globalwa.org.

Change for Good®--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 Good® program has generated over US$70 million. Change for Good® 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 Good® 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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