February 23, 2011

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

Letter from the Center

Mark your calendars for 2 exciting events. First, on February 28, The War of Words: The Question(s) of Tibet, a Global Classroom event for educators, will cover some of the complicated questions and current issues facing Tibet today. Gary Wintz, Tibet tour leader and lecturer, will present on his experience residing in Tibet and participate in conversations with educators throughout the evening.

On March 1, Sara Curran, Director of the Center for Global Studies, will give a lecture entitled Sex on the Move. This lecture will discuss what we now know about past and contemporary female migration and discuss how immigration policies around the world are variously cognizant of this change in female spatial mobility. For more information and to register for both or either of these events, please see below.

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

February 28, 2011
Global Classroom: The War of Words: The Question(s) of Tibet
5:15 PM, Allan Auditorium
Join us on February 28, 2011, as we grapple with many of the complicated questions and the current issues facing Tibet today. First, educators will enjoy an intimate conversation with Gary Wintz, Tibet tour leader and lecturer. Gary was one of the first Westerners to actually reside in Tibet since the communist occupation. For more than 29 years, he has continued his involvement with Tibet and the whole of the Himalaya, visiting there frequently, including Bhutan, Nepal, India, and Burma. Gary has contributed chapters for books such as White Lotus: An Introduction to Tibetan Culture, and articles for magazines. When he is not in Asia leading educational tours he is traveling state-side giving talks on Tibet and other areas of Asia. Pre-egister online. before February 25. IMPORTANT: When registering, choose the GC Educator Program (which includes Gary Wintz lecture, resources, food, and clock hours). This event is sponsored by the World Affairs Council and the center for Global Studies.

March 1, 2011
Sex on the Move
7:00 PM, UW Club Lecture Room
Speaker: Professor Sara Curran, Director of the Center for Global Studies. With newly available census files from around the globe we can observe historic and contemporary migration of men and women as never before. What we've learned is that by 2000 women are migrating in unprecedented proportions and numbers! These census-documented moves likely undercount the amount of female migration that results via informal and nefarious human trafficking networks. This lecture will discuss what we now know about past and contemporary female migration and discuss how immigration policies around the world are variously cognizant of this change in female spatial mobility. Registration for this free public lecture is requested at www.soc.washington.edu/RSVP using the word "March2011". This event is sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Center for Global Studies. For more information please email socpr@uw.edu or call 206.543.1665

March 4, 2011
World Languages Day
8:00am--2:00pm, University of Washington, Seattle Campus
Teachers, bring your students to UW to explore world diversity in a fun and informal way. This is a unique opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to experience the value of world languages and cultures. Your students will enjoy opening their minds to distinctive communities from all parts of the globe. Choose from over 150 sessions ranging from mini language workshops to world music, dance, storytelling and more.
$20 per person + $35 nonrefundable registration fee per school
* Individuals attending without school sponsorship also pay the $35 nonrefundable registration fee.
* Chaperones (other than teachers) may attend at no charge, and do not need to register
We make every effort to keep the costs related to this event as low as possible. This fee includes all sessions, labs, materials as well as the complimentary lunch for teachers. Students and chaperones provide their own lunch. More information can be found online at http://www.pce.uw.edu/course.aspx?id=3895.

March 9, 2011
Containing and Consuming Rats: Rodents, Pestilence and Politics in Southeast Asia--Global Focus Lecture Series
7:00 PM, Walker Ames Room
Speaker: Patricio N. Abinales, Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. This event is sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies National Resource Centers. For more information please go to the 2011 Global Focus web page.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

Global Youth Connect: Rwanda Human Rights Programs for Summer 2011
Deadline: February 28, 2011
Global Youth Connect, an international human rights organization that facilitates cross-cultural human rights programming for youth, is pleased to announce that it is still accepting applications from young leaders (ages 18-35) for the Summer 2011 international human rights delegations to Rwanda. Each GYC human rights delegation is a unique, first-hand opportunity to cross cultural boundaries, learn about the daily reality of human rights as experienced in a complex and increasingly globalized world, and to contribute to progressive action. Detailed application information is available online at: www.globalyouthconnect.org/participate.html.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2011
The Gilman Scholarship Program provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Applications for scholarships supporting summer, fall, and full academic year study abroad programs are now available. Deadline for submission is March 1, 2011. Complete details and the online application are available at http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program.

Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program
Deadline: March 1, 2011
FINIP provides an opportunity for American and Indonesian students pursuing U.S. undergraduate degrees to intern together in an Indonesian nonprofit organization. It aims to develop student leaders and strengthen the nonprofit sector in Indonesia. IIE will select and pair 10 Indonesian students pursuing U.S. degrees with 10 U.S. undergraduates and arrange internships for them to work together in an Indonesian nonprofit organization. Complete details and the online application are available at http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/FINIP.

Funding for Students' Human Rights Work
Deadline Scholarships: March 25, 2011
The UW Jackson School Center for Human Rights has two annual funds that offer financial support to students doing hands-on human rights projects in the United States or abroad. These fellowships are great opportunities for students to put their academic work into action. They could also support students with existing or upcoming projects to increase the direct impact of their human rights work, or enable students with study abroad plans to incorporate innovative service projects into their study abroad experience.

The Jen Caldwell fund encourages students to apply their commitments to human rights, women's rights, fair trade, and global justice to hands-on work abroad. The Osheroff & Clark fund emphasizes holding U.S. actors accountable to the human rights ramifications of their policies. Applications for both the Jennifer Caldwell Fund in Human Rights and the Abe Osheroff and Gunnel Clark Endowed Human Rights Fund for Students are now available online.

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Other Items of Interest

February 25, 2011
Symposium on Global Law and Its Exceptions: Globalization, Legal Transplants, Local Reception and Resistance
8:30 AM--5:45 PM, William Gates Hall, Rm 138
The symposium explores the idea that there is emerging in almost every field a core of law which we can call "Global Law." At the same time, there are areas of law which have traditionally staved off "global influences" such as family law which appear to be fair game in this round of "Global Law." This symposium considers the emergence of "Global Law," what is driving it, and how it is transforming legal education, practice and legal doctrines. In particular, the symposium will ask if the generation, circulation and entrenchment of global modes of legal consciousness undergirding global law serve to entrench and reproduce existing social (and legal) hierarchies or serve as a potential site for producing greater social and political participation and equity. The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Duncan Kennedy of Harvard Law School. Those interested in attending part or all of the conference are asked to register at: https://www.law.washington.edu/cle/seminars/Global/.

March 1, 2011
Global Health Week's Trivia Night
5:00-7:00 PM, Vista Café, Foege Building South
Ever think you knew more than the faculty? Join the Department of Global Health for an afternoon of trivia after the DGH faculty meeting with emcee Stephen Gloyd, MD, MPH! We'll have categories from germs and worms to pop culture. Students and faculty can choose to duke it out, or join forces and take home the grand prize--a goodie basket with more than $100 worth of prizes and giveaways. This is one of the exciting events that is taking place during Global Health Week here at the University of Washington.

We'd like to have teams of up to six people. Please sign up ahead of time to reserve your spot although it's not a requirement to do so. To sign up your team, contact nicole66@uw.edu Space is limited! We would like to thank the following sponsors for the Department of Global Health's Global Health Trivia Night: Department of Global Health: Global Health Resource Center, UW School of Medicine, UW School of Public Health, Ten Thousand Villages, University Bookstore, QFC, and PATH. Our planning committee for Global Health Trivia Night included Bobbi Nodell, Nicole Dankerlui, Neil Varada and Daren Wade or a detailed schedule for Global Health Week, (February 28-March 4, 2011): http://globalhealth.washington.edu/resource_center/globalhealthweek2011.php.

Deadline: March 14, 2011
The Program for Education and Research in Latin American (PERLA): Call for Abstracts!
The Program for Education and Research in Latin American (PERLA), in the Department of Global Health, is pleased to announce a call for abstracts regarding health-related research, service, and training projects and programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. Selected abstracts will be invited to deliver oral presentations at a half-day symposium in April. All abstracts will be eligible for placement in a web-based directory of PERLA members that will serve as a resource for networking as well as for presentation at future symposiums. Faculty, students and professionals involved in research, training or service activities aimed at improving the health and well-being of people living in Latin America and the Caribbean should submit an abstract. Abstracts may discuss completed work, work-in-progress, or planned projects.

The goal of this half-day symposium is to provide a forum for UW faculty and students, as well as health professionals, to discuss health-related research, service and training projects in Latin America and foster multidisciplinary, interdepartmental and international collaboration. The symposium will be held on April 29, 2011 in the Health Sciences Building of the University of Washington, Seattle. For more information contact Carolina Mejia at perla@uw.edu.

March 12-20, 2011
2011 AJC Seattle Jewish Film Festival
The 2011 AJC Seattle Jewish Film Festival is taking place at the AMC Pacific Place 11 and SIFF Cinema and will feature a "Sweet 16" theme featuring sweet treats at selected films. The Launch party will be held at the Tom Douglas Palace Ballroom on March 3, 2011 and will showcase exclusive short films, hors d'oevres, music and best schmoozing in Seattle. SJFF creates the opportunity for the community to view and discuss independent Jewish-themed and award-winning Israeli films to connect and gain a greater global Jewish experience. New this year is the AJC Bridge series showcasing four bridge-building films that will be followed by vibrant discussions.

For more information about AJC, the film festival, the films or to purchase tickets, please go to: www.seattlejewishfilmfestival.org or call 206-324-9996.

The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation
Call for nominations
The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, a Federal government agency, is now accepting Nominations for eight Agriscience Awards, seven Life Sciences Awards and four Homeland Security Awards. A copy of each Award's Call for Nominations follows. The Agriscience Awards and Life Sciences Awards competitions each have components for scientists, with an additional $25,000 in funds for research; three high school educators; and three high school students. Nominations are accepted online only. Deadlines and websites are as follows:
Agriscience Awards: March 15, 2011 at: www.agriscienceawards.com
Life Sciences Awards: April 5, 2011 at: wwww.ccolumbusfoundationawards.org
Homeland Security Awards: June 14, 2011 at: wwww.ccolumbusfoundationawards.org

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For Faculty

Call for Papers: Varieties of capitalism in crisis? Critical Political Economy sessions at 10th ESA Conference Geneva, 7-10 September 2011
Deadline: February 25, 2011
Conference theme: "Social relations in turbulent times". Critical Political Economy sessions theme: "Varieties of capitalism in crisis?" In the field of political economy, a much-discussed approach has been the varieties of capitalism literature. Conceived here as wider than just the paradigmatic Varieties of Capitalism framework and inclusive of a general institutionalist orientation when studying national political economies, a weakness in this work has been the low priority placed on the wider social relations which institutions are inevitably part of. Therefore, although much progress has been made in the past 15 years, the ability of the varieties of capitalism literature to account for the developments of the past few years -- and thus its more general explanatory capacity -- is open to question. The CPE RN is interested in receiving abstracts which consider the evolution of empirical capitalisms -- we expect our sessions to focus on but not be exclusively concerned with Europe, be it at the national, regional or supranational level -- and/or conceptual issues related to the study of capitalist diversity. We seek contributions from scholars with an interest in political economy research, whatever their disciplinary affiliation (sociology, political science, economics, geography, anthropology, ethnology, development studies, area studies, history, etc.). Hence we aim to attract a diverse range of junior and senior researchers, from postgraduate students to professors. Paper proposals can be submitted through the abstract submission platform on the ESA website: http://www.esa10thconference.com/submission.php. For more information please go to The Critical Political Economy Research Network's website.

March 3, 2011
2nd Annual Jackson School Career Night & Alumni Networking Reception
6:30 - 8:00 pm, Parrington Hall Commons (3rd Floor)
The second annual Jackson School Alumni Career Night & Networking Reception is an informational social event that brings together alumni and current students. Jackson School alumni from the fields of non-profit, government, and private-sector business will share advice on career paths, resumes, and life. This will be a great opportunity to mingle with alumni from the Jackson School!
6:30 p.m. Event begins with beverages and hors d'oeuvres in Parrington Commons
6:45 p.m. Introductory remarks from JSIS Director, Dr. Resat Kasaba, and alumni self-introductions
7 - 8 p.m. Network with alumni and ask for advice on academic, career, and vocational pursuits
Registration is required, so RSVP online by February 25 at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/jsisjobs/124457.

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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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