December 4, 2009

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

Letter from the Center

Welcome back from the holidays! As we begin the new year we wanted to let you know about a wonderful series of events co-sponsored cy the Center for Global Studies and Comparative Religion program at JSIS as part of our Luce Symposium on Religion. Please mark your calendars now for these upcoming events!

**Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - “History of the Great Separation: Church and State” (Luce Lecture) Prof. Mark Lilla, Columbia University, @ 7:30 PM, Kane 210.

**Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - "Christians and Manichaeans on the South China Coast in the Era of Marco Polo" Prof. Samuel N.C. Lieu, Professor of Ancient History and Co-Director Ancient History Documentary Research Centre McQuarie University, Australia, 3:30 - 5 PM. Venue to be confirmed.

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

December 4, 2009
Symposium in Celebration of 30 Years of US-China Relations:

Popular and Cultural Relations between U.S. and China
Odegaard Library Room 220, 7:00 PM--8:30 PM.Panel: Consul General Gao Zhansheng, Consul General of China, San Francisco; David J. Firestein, Director of Track 2 Diplomacy, East West Institute, New York; Ron Chow, Commissioner, Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs; David Bachman, Professor of International Relations, Associate Director of the Jackson School (Moderator). Presentations by the panelists will be followed by a question and answer session. For more information contact the East Asia Center at or 206-543-6938.
Sponsored by East Asia Library of University Libraries, East Asia Center, Center for Global Studies and the China Studies Program.

December 4, 2009
An Eagle’s View of the Bear and the Dragon: An American Perspective on the Socio-Cultural Commonalities and Differences between Contemporary Russia and China
Thomson 317, 10:30 AM--12:00 PM.Speaker: David J. Firestein, Director of Track 2 Diplomacy EastWest Institute (EWI), New York. A veteran of the U.S. embassies in Moscow (four years) and Beijing (five years) and a fluent speaker of Russian and near-native speaker of Chinese, David Firestein will explore Russian and Chinese conceptions of the individual, the individual's relationship to society and polity, social organization, and national identity. For more information contact the East Asia Center at or 206-543-6938.
Sponsored by the China Studies Program, the East Asia Center, and the Center for Global Studies at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.

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.

January 12, 2010
History of the Great Separation: Church and State
Kane 210, 7:30 PM. Presenters: Prof. Mark Lilla, Columbia University. Mark Lilla was trained at the University of Michigan and Harvard University, where he received his PhD in 1990. He has held positions at New York University, Oxford University (visitor), and most recently in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. His work ranges widely in the history of ideas, though his central concerns have been the relation between religion and politics and the legacy of the modern Western enlightenment. His books include G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern (1993), The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics (2001), and, most recently, The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007). His current research focuses on the religious concepts of conversion and innocence. A frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, the New Republic, and the New York Times, he lectures widely and has delivered the Weizmann Memorial Lecture in Israel and the Carlyle Lectures at Oxford University. For more information please go to
Co-Sponsored by the Comparative Religion Program and the Center for Global Studies.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

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

December 15, 2009
WRIHC 2010 Call for Abstracts
8th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference – April 23-25, 2010.
University of Washington Seattle, Husky Union Building
War & Global Health: Transforming our Professions, Changing our World
Students, faculty and professionals of all disciplines are invited to submit abstracts for posters and/or oral presentations on the conference theme of "war and global health." We will accept approximately 50 posters through a competitive process. Posters may address any war-related theme. A very limited number of oral presentations will be accepted through a competitive process. We are looking for oral presentations only within these theme areas:
1. Combatants & military populations
2. Vulnerable populations
3. Policy, human rights & social justice
4. War, society & the environment
5. Health professionals as peace-workers
6. The role of media and information in war & global health
For more information visit

Deadline: January 1, 2010
Syracuse University Student Association on Terrorism and Security Analysis Journal Call for Papers
The Student Association on Terrorism and Security Analysis (SATSA) The Student Association on Terrorism and Security Analysis (SATSA), currently housed at Syracuse University, is the first international, interdisciplinary, graduate student association dedicated to the critical analysis of terrorism, counterterrorism policy, and related national and international security issues. We invite papers and position pieces from all academic disciplines, such as international relations, public administration, anthropology, law, political science, history, sociology, business management, peace studies, economics, geography, and communications. The theme for papers is "A World Insecure." Questions and submissions should be directed to For more information visit

January 29, 2010
The Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage on Trauma
For the first time in their 15-year history, the Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage on Trauma have broadened the competition to include television, video, multimedia, magazine and online journalism, in addition to the signature newspaper and radio categories. The Dart Awards recognize exemplary journalism on the impact of violence, crime, disaster and other traumatic events on individuals, families and communities. Dart Award winners rise above the ordinary in focusing on the experience of victims and survivors, and contributing to pubic understanding on trauma-related issues. The deadline for entries is January 29, 2010. For more information visit

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For Faculty

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

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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