Letter from the Center
Upcoming CGS Events
Scholarship, Research & Travel
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Letter from the
On March 2, 2010, we have two terrific events on campus. At 4:30 PM,
Professor Resat Kasaba will give the lead presentation at "What Makes Turks
Tick," a teacher workshop co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies and
World Affairs Council. How are government officials and the "people on the
street" responding to the numerous issues, challenges, and opportunities,
Turkey faces in the 21st century? Professor Kasaba will look at state-society
relations, the role of religion in society and politics, and the link between
traditional and popular culture. Middle school and high school teachers who
attend this program will have an opportunity to apply for a summer study tour
to Turkey (7/26-8/6), Later that night, please join us for the annual "Veterans
of Intercommunal Violence" lecture. This year's speaker, Max Hunter, will speak
on Gangster Epistemology: Urban Crime and the American Dream. Hunter's personal
narrative, interwoven with Black Nationalism, Rastafarianism, Christian theology
and standpoint theory, will challenge contemporary stereotypes of the urban drug
dealer. For more details about both of these events, please scroll down.
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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March 2, 2010
Gangster Epistemology: Urban Crime and the American Dream
A "Veterans of Intercommunal Violence" lecture with Former Drug Dealer turned Educator
Speaker: Max Hunter, a former drug trafficker, will explain how he came to
accept violence as a legitimate tactic for achieving his ends, and how he has made a transition
to nonviolent action. His talk explores concepts of African American masculinity, violence, neo-
liberalism, and the lure of the streets as a venue for social mobility. Hunter's personal narrative,
interwoven with Black Nationalism, Rastafarianism, Christian theology and standpoint theory, will
challenge contemporary stereotypes of the urban drug dealer. For more information contact Theron Stevenson at
email@example.com or call 206-685-4716.
This event is sponsored by CHID, Washington's Institute for the Study of Race, Ethnicity,
and Sexuality, CGS, LSJ, and Political Science.
March 2, 2010
What Makes Turks Tick
With a special dance performance by the Anadolu Folk Dancers
Communication Building Auditorium 120. Registration: 4:00PM. Event begins at 4:30 PM.
Speaker: Professor Resat Kasaba.
With one foot in Asia and the other foot in Europe, Turkey has a unique and
fascinating history and culture which impacts the way Turks think and act
today. Because of different historical factors that play an important role
in defining the modern Turkish identity, Turkey is a product of efforts to be
"modern" and Western, while maintaining traditional religious and historical
values. Professor Kasaba will focus on what makes Turks tick today. How are
government officials and the "people on the street" responding to the numerous
issues, challenges, and opportunities, Turkey faces in the 21st century? For
more information please go to
This event is $30 to register. Please see the website for more details.
March 5, 2010
Democratic Transitions and Violence
UWISC Lecture Series
Gowen 1A, 12:00 PM--1:30 PM.
Stephan Hamberg, Ph.D. Student, University
of Washington;. Discussant: TBA.
This is part of the UWISC lecture series. For more information please go to
UWISC is sponsored by UW Institute for National Security Education and Research (INSER),
the Center for Global Studies at the Jackson School of International Studies,
and the Department of Political Science.
March 18, 2010
SMAK Movie: Breakfast with Scot
Kane Hall, Rm 210. 7:00 PM.
This Canadian comedy is adapted from the novel by Tufts
University professor Michael Downing. The film stars Tom Cavanagh as Eric McNally, a gay
retired hockey player turned television sportscaster who lives with his partner Sam (Ben
Shenkman), a sports lawyer. When Sam unexpectedly becomes the legal guardian of his brother's
stepson Scot (Noah Bernett), their lives are turned upside down. Eric's unwillingness to
become a parent eventually fades as Scot teaches Eric about accepting and loving your true
self. Part of the SMAK 2010 International Film Series (See Movies at Kane) showing every
Thursday night: January 14---March 18, 2010. For more information, please go to
April 7, 2010 Sponsored by the Comparative Religion Program and the Graduate School.
Christians and Manichaeans on the South China Coast in the Era of Marco Polo
Communications Bldg., Room 120, Simpson Center, 3:30-5:30 PM.
Samuel N.C. Lieu, Professor of Ancient History and Documentary Research Centre.
Prof. Lieu has broad research interest in Ancient and Early Medieval History, especially
in the study of the contacts between Ancient Civilizations across Central Asia. Currently
Co-Director of the UNESCO-sponsored Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum Project, he also has
researched projects on the military and religious history of the Late Roman East. His
current major research project is on the history of Zayton (Quanzhou) in South China - a
key port-city of the Maritime Silk Road at the time of Marco Polo and a UNESCO World
Heritage Site. He also conducts regular field surveys in Syria and S. Turkey. He is a
Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and represent the Australian Academy
at the International Union of Academies. For more information about this event please go to
or call 206-543-4835.
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Scholarship, Research & Travel
Deadline: March 17, 2010
Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowship
The Thomas Francis, Jr., Global Health Fellowship provides financial assistance to graduate or
professional students across disciplines at UW to do problem-solving practice in other cultures,
usually developing countries. The endowment was established in memory of Dr. Thomas Francis, Jr.,
a notable physician, virologist, and epidemiologist. He was instrumental in teaching Jonas Salk the
methodology of vaccine development, which ultimately led to the polio vaccine.
Eligible students may be enrolled in any graduate or professional school at the University of
Washington and must submit a project proposal that addresses a global health issue or problem.
Projects should be one month to three months in length and must be completed by the end of Winter
Quarter 2011. The Fellowship of up to $4,000USD can be used to support student travel costs,
including room and board, travel health preparation, travel insurance, and/or supplies for a
particular global health project. The Fellowship cannot be used to cover tuition costs, school
supplies, conference attendance or other non-project related expenses. For more information visit
Deadline: March 26, 2010
Academic Fellows Terrorism studies program
the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies is accepting applications for its annual Academic
Fellows Terrorism studies program. This unique program which provides university professors with a
detailed understanding of the terror threat that faces our nation and sister democracies is centered
on a 10-day course taught in conjunction with Tel Aviv University. The program takes place entirely
in Israel and runs May 29th to June 9th, 2010 (travel inclusive). Participants interact with academics,
diplomats, military and intelligence officials, and politicians from Israel, Jordan, India, Turkey and
the United States. They also visit military bases, border zones and other security installations to
learn the practical side of deterring terrorist attacks. All expenses are paid by FDD. The final
deadline for applications is March 26, 2010. For more information please go to
Or contact Dana Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: March 26,
LGBT Foreign Affairs Scholarship
The LGBT Foreign Affairs Scholarship Board will award one $2,500 scholarship to a disadvantaged student
who plans to intern in a foreign affairs-related field in the summer of 2010. The LGBT Foreign Affairs
Scholarship serves as need and merit-based financial aid for students pursuing degrees and/or careers
in foreign affairs. The fund helps reduce the personal costs for students in high cost areas such as
Washington, DC or in other world capitals or cities.
The Scholarship partners with the U.S. Department of State’s officially recognized LGBT affinity
group, Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA), to foster knowledge of international
issues and careers for disadvantaged youthFor more information please visit
Deadline: March 26, 2010
Summer DC Internship Opportunity with the Save Darfur Coalition
The Save Darfur Coalition is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated interns for the summer 2010. Interns will work closely
with the Coalition's staff to fulfill both administrative and programmatic duties. Internships will be offered in policy,
government relations, campaigns and media relations. Internships are unpaid, but students may receive college credit, if
applicable. To learn more about Save Darfur Coalition and our work visit us online at
The Save Darfur Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please send resume and cover-letter
(specifying your area of interest) to Rebecca Dennis at email@example.com by March 26th 2010.
Deadline: March 26, 2010
Foundation for the Defense of Democracies Fellowship Program
This unique program which provides university professors with a detailed understanding of the terror threat
that faces our nation and sister democracies is centered on a 10-day course taught in conjunction with Tel Aviv
University. The program takes place entirely in Israel and runs May 29th to June 9th, 2010 (travel inclusive).
Participants interact with academics, diplomats, military and intelligence officials, and politicians from Israel,
Jordan, India, Turkey and the United States. They also visit military bases, border zones and other security
installations to learn the practical side of deterring terrorist attacks. All expenses are paid by FDD. The
final deadline for applications is March 26, 2010. For more information visit
Deadline: April 9, 2010
UW Stroum Jewish Studies 2010-2011 Scholarships in Academic Excellence
The UW Stroum Jewish Studies Program is currently inviting applications for scholarships
for the 2010-2011 academic year. The four (4) merit-based scholarship opportunities in
Jewish Studies ($3,000 each) are intended to encourage and recognize outstanding
undergraduate and graduate students who include coursework or research in Jewish
studies at the University of Washington as a significant part of their academic program.
To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled at the University of Washington
and are expected to pursue such work during the 2010-2011 academic year. Students do
NOT need to be Jewish Studies majors or minors to apply. Scholarship award recipients
are asked to submit a brief report at the end of the academic year to the Jewish Studies
Program and are strongly encouraged to attend the annual Awards and Recognition
Reception in the spring. For more information visit
Deadline: April 9, 2010
UW Stroum Jewish Studies 2010-2011 Travel Grants
The Stroum Jewish Studies Program is pleased to offer
three (3) merit-based Travel Grant opportunities ($1,750
each) to currently enrolled University of Washington
undergraduate and graduate students who plan to study abroad at an institution
of higher learning or approved study-abroad program during summer 2010
and/or the 2010/2011 academic year as part of their coursework or research
in Jewish studies. Students do not need to be Jewish Studies majors or minors
to apply. Travel Grant award recipients are asked to write a brief report to the
Jewish Studies Program about their study abroad experience and are strongly
encouraged to attend the annual Awards and Recognition Reception in the
spring. For more information visit
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Deadline: March 15, 2010
Seattle International Foundation Global Program Grantmaking
The goal of the Global Program is to support and foster local organizations working internationally.
The Foundation is interested in development projects in all regions of the world, although it has a special
interest in Central America. Preference will be given to organizations based in the greater Puget Sound
region and organizations based outside of Washington State are not eligible. The program is open to 501(c)3
organizations, or those with fiscal sponsorship, with an annual organizational or project budget of less than
$2 million. The program seeks to support organizations launching new projects, or working to establish or
expand an international project or program. Organizations may request general operating support or project
support, and generally the maximum grant award is $15,000. If your organization applied previously and was
not awarded a grant, you are eligible to reapply. Organizations may download either a Word or PDF version of
the Seattle International Foundation's Global Program application from our website,
The application deadline is March 15, 2010 and grant recipients will be announced by mid-May 2010. Please contact
Michelle Frix with any questions about the grant at 206.547.9335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The United States Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders
Next USAME Weeklong Seminar will take place in New York City & Washington, 18th - 24th
April 2010 and will focus on the theme: “New Priorities, New Strategies: Soft Power, Cultural
Diplomacy and American Foreign Policy”. In addition to looking in greater detail at the
history and development of cultural diplomacy, the next USAME Weeklong Seminar will look at
how the priorities of U.S. foreign policy have changed since the end of the Cold War and are
continuing to developed. This will provide a framework for discussions on contemporary trans-
Atlantic relations, and for comparing and contrasting foreign policy priorities in the U.S.
and Europe. The program will focus in particular on the following areas:
-The history and development of trans-Atlantic relations since 1945, focusing in particular
on the Marshall Plan, the city of Berlin, and the changing nature of relations since 1989.
-The use of cultural diplomacy and soft power by the U.S. during the Cold War, and the
importance this played in determining its outcome.
-The similarities and differences between the foreign policy drivers and strategies in
the U.S. and Europe, looking in particular at the application of cultural diplomacy.
-The development of U.S. foreign policy priorities over the past two decades, with a particular
focus on the objectives of the new U.S. administration and the strategies employed to pursue these
objectives. For more information please go to
Call For Papers
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complete and reliable source of information on current developments in the field.
Our aim is to publish quality articles rapidly and make them freely available to
researchers worldwide. If you are interested in submitting an article to a
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or refer to the journal Instructions for Authors (the journal website is
stated above) or alternatively contact us by e-mail at
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March 26, 2010
2010 FDD Academic Fellowship Program
This unique program which provides university professors with a detailed understanding
of the terror threat that faces our nation and sister democracies is centered on a 10-day
course taught in conjunction with Tel Aviv University. The program takes place entirely in
Israel and runs May 29th to June 9th, 2010 (travel inclusive). Participants interact with
academics, diplomats, military and intelligence officials, and politicians from Israel,
Jordan, India, Turkey and the United States. They also visit military bases, border zones
and other security installations to learn the practical side of deterring terrorist attacks.
All expenses are paid by FDD. The final deadline for applications is March 26, 2010. For more
information on the program, please go to
Or contact Dana Murphy at email@example.com.
March 29, 2010
Position Available at New Mexico State University:
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Political Science and Public Administration
A Ph.D. or D.P.A. required in Political Science or Public Administration.
Degree must be completed before August 2011 but preference will be given to
those with degree in hand by August 2010. Applicants from other disciplines
will not be considered.
Examples of duties include: Teach a combination of graduate public
administration and undergraduate political science courses, scholarly
research, service and outreach to public agencies; Conduct appropriate
research and engage in public service.
Interested applicants should forward complete credentials- letter of
application, vita, three letters of recommendation, brief writing sample,
evidence of teaching ability (if available) and graduate transcripts. For
more information about the position and to apply please go to
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.