Letter from the Center
Upcoming CGS Events
Scholarship, Research & Travel
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Letter from the
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:
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 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
Center for Global Studies
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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
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
Deadline: November 30,
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: http://www.globalzero.org/en/world-summit-students
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,
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 http://mycge.org/
Deadline: December 5,
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
Deadline: December 15,
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,
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
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 5,
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 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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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
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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 http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2010/index.htm.
For information about the grants available please go to
Deadline: December 15,
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
www.academicjobsonline.org and following
the instructions there. Questions of any kind may be emailed to us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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with professors and friends from JSIS and to
contact our Career Services Office regarding
socials, job leads, and other opportunities.