November 13, 2009

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

Letter from the Center

The Center for Global Studies is always interested in encouraging opportunities for dialogue and discussion concerning global issues. Towards this end, the fall issue of the Undergraduate Academic Affairs' alumni e-newsletter asked three UW faculty--Jason De Leon, Kathie Friedman (JSIS), and Alexes Harris--to share what students are talking about, why t hey incorporate service learning into their teaching, and what three books they recommend for people to understand what's going on in the world today. To see this clip please go to

IREX (The International Research & Exchanges Board), in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan Institute (WWC), is hosting the 2010 Regional Policy Symposium, “Regional Security in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.” The research symposium, supported by the United States Department of State (Title VIII Program), will bring American junior and senior scholars and members of the policy community together to study and discuss timely issues concerning regional security in Eastern Europe and Eurasia from multi-disciplinary perspectives. The Symposium is scheduled to take place in early April 2010 in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and will involve two full days of reviews of current research projects, roundtable discussions, and the development of policy recommendations. Application materials are available on the IREX website at: JSIS graduate students, faculty, scholars, and researchers are encouraged to apply.

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

November 18, 2009
World Health Cinema presents "Sweet Crude"
Foege Auditorium (GNOMS060), 5:30 PM--8:00 PM. "Sweet Crude" is a documentary on the Niger Delta and the impact the extraction of oil has on the local population: It is by local filmmaker, Sandy Cioffi. (NPR covered the arrest in Nigeria last year of Sandy and her crew when they were completing this film.) "Sweet Crude" has won several awards recently including 1st Runner-up for Best Documentary at the 2009 Seattle International Film Festival. Sandi Cioffi will introduce her film and answer questions following the screening.

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 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
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 30, 2009
Global Zero World Summit in Paris, February 2010
Global Zero, a new international campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons, is looking for a handful of smart, savvy, and entrepreneurial university students to attend the Global Zero World Summit in Paris this coming February as representatives of a growing youth-led movement for the elimination of nuclear weapons worldwide. Applications are to be submitted online and are due by 11:59PM on Monday, 30 November 2009. English-language application:
Applications will not be considered complete until applicants submit a CV/resume and a short writing sample via email with the following subject line: "Paris Application - Writing Sample" to Claire Morelon

Deadline: December 1, 2009--First Deadline
Northwestern's Global Engagement Summer Institute
The Northwestern University Center for Global Engagement is opening up to non-Northwestern students a unique summer program in Bolivia, Nicaragua, India, and Uganda called the Global Engagement Summer Institute. The program involves a 7-day preparatory institute in Chicago, followed by an 8-week, team-based nonprofit immersion at one of our four sites. The program concludes with a three day summit in Chicago. For more information please visit

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

Deadline: December 15, 2009
Call for Applications--Masters Course in 'Global Studies - A European Perspective'
The application deadline for the international Master's course in 'Global Studies - A European Perspective' and the Erasmus Mundus grant for Non-EU students is approaching. The Master's course is an interdisciplinary, research-based programme offered by a Consortium of five European universities: London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), Roskilde University (Denmark), University of Leipzig (Germany), University of Vienna (Austria), and University of Wroclaw (Poland). It is maintaining a partnership with six further leading non-European universities in the field of Global Studies: Dalhousie University (Canada), Fudan University (China), Jawaharlal Nehru University (India), Macquarie University (Australia), University of California at Santa Barbara (USA), University of Stellenbosch (South Africa). The Master’s course combines approaches from Global History and International Studies. Cultural Studies, Area Studies, Social Sciences and other disciplines contribute to a wide ranging academic programme. The European Commission awards each year Erasmus Mundus scholarships to students of this course. These full-time grants cover for tuition fee and include also a monthly living allowance. Please send your application by 12/15/2009. Further information on the Master's course in Global Studies is also to be found under: Please contact Konstanze Loeke for further information at

Deadline: December 18, 2009
Critical Language Scholarship for Intensive SummerInstitutes application
CLS provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. students. Levels available for each language are:
--Arabic, Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate or advanced level
--Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu: Beginning, intermediate or advanced level
--Chinese, Japanese, Russian: Intermediate or advanced level
Although the CLS Program will work with awarded students to secure a visa for the CLS institute host country, the program cannot be held responsible for other countries’ visa requirements and/or the denial of a student’s application for a visa. CLS awards are contingent upon the participant securing a host-country visa, and all awardees must meet deadlines and host country requirements set for obtaining a visa. More information about the application and eligibility is available on the program's website at

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 no later than January 15th.

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:

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 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 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

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For Faculty

December 1, 2009
RC02 Final Call for Abstracts ISA 2010
This is the final (revised) call for papers for the International Sociological Association Research Committee on Economy and Society RC02 sessions at the ISA conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, 11-17 July 2010.You will find full details of the sessions 19 and 20, which are joint with.RC23 and RC25. In addition, session 13 is different. For information about the conference please go to For information about the grants available please go to

Deadline: December 15, 2009
Hubert H. Humphrey Visiting Chair in International Studies--For September 2010 or January 2011
The International Studies Department at Macalester College seeks to hire a distinguished scholar, writer, artist, or professional, in any discipline or field, broadly engaged in issues of a global or international nature, to hold the Hubert H. Humphrey visiting professorship. The appointment will be for either the fall or spring semester of 2010-2011. The salary for this position will be highly competitive. Compensation will also include, occupancy of a comfortable home near campus and use of a college office for the entire academic year.

We ask candidates to send us a detailed cover letter and a CV. The cover letter should describe the candidate’s past and present transnational experiences, and sketch out two or more courses (or a range of subjects) the candidate would be pleased to teach. The teaching load for this position is two courses in one semester, or, at the chair-holder’s option, one course each semester for the full year. Please send your cover letter and CV to:
Prof. David Chioni Moore, Chair
International Studies Department, Macalester College
1600 Grand Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55105, U.S.A.

You may submit your application electronically by locating the listing of this position at and following the instructions there. Questions of any kind may be emailed to us at We also invite you to visit our departmental website for further perspective

December 31, 2009
Call for Papers: Kasarinlan (Philippine Journal of Third World Studies)
Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies now accepts article submissions for its 2010 issues. Kasarinlan is an internationally refereed journal published twice a year by the Third World Studies Center, University of the Philippines-Diliman. It provides a forum for critical and interdisciplinary perspectives on the Philippines and the Third World with special reference to political economy. The journal is interested in publishing theoretically grounded papers based on original empirical research that is cogent and concise. Interested contributors must submit a draft article (6,000 but not more than 8,000 words) with an abstract (not more than 300 words) and six keywords. The manuscript must strictly follow the Chicago Manual of Style. For full author guidelines please go to For submission information please go to

For Alumni

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