February 5, 2010
HENRY M. JACKSON SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

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

Letter from the Center

We are delighted let UW undergraduate students interested in summer 2010 intensive language study know about the NEW funding opportunity offered by JSIS! The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program is now available to undergraduate students from any discipline interested in specific summer language programs in the U.S.!

The FLAS mission is to meet the national needs for expertise and competence in foreign language and area or international studies. The UW Winter Quarter 2010 FLAS Undergraduate Fellowship application is for funding for summer intensive language study at specific U.S. locations only.

Application deadline: Feb. 22, 2010, 12:00pm (noon) sharp. For more details and to apply online visit https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/92429. If you have questions about the application or program, please contact scholarq@uw.edu.

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
http://csde.washington.edu/~scurran

Tamara Leonard

Tamara Leonard
Associate Director
Center for Global Studies
http://jsis.washington.edu/isp/

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Upcoming CGS Events

February 11, 2010
Film Screening of "BESHKEMPIR", Kyrgyzstan, 1998, 78 minutes
Kane 210, 7:00 PM.
Introduced by Scott Radnitz, Assistant Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. "Beshkempir" is a coming-of-age film, which resonates with the clash between modernity and Kyrgyzstan's traditional culture. Five old women perform an adoption ritual for an orphan taken in by a childless family; they name him Beshkempir (Five Old Women) to protect him from the evil eye. The boy matures, carefree and full of energy under his grandmother's loving and affectionate attention. Filmed in black-and-white with occasional explosions of color, the film's documentary style mirrors the aesthetics of the traditional Kyrgyz patch-work felt rug, the tekemet. Kyrgyz and Russian with English subtitles. All films will be screened in Kane Hall, Room 210, at 7:00 pm on Thursday nights during Winter Quarter 2010. Film screenings are free and open to the public and no tickets are required. Co-sponsored by the Outreach Centers of JSIS. For more information go to: http://jsis.washington.edu/events/search.php?d[start]=&d[end]=¢er=&searchtext=&id=2077.

February 23, 2010
Human Rights and Historical Memory
UW Law School, Room 138, 6:00 PM.
Baltasar Garzón, the esteemed Spanish judge and human rights advocate, will deliver a major public lecture at the University of Washington. He is coming from Spain to speak on our campus on the topic of "Human Rights and Historical Memory." His lecture is linked to a film and lecture series, "Lives, History, Memory: The Spanish Civil War Seventy Years After" that is sponsored by the Department of History's Hanauer Outreach Fund and other units on campus. For more information, contact Prof. Tony Geist at tgeist@uw.edu or 206-543-2022.

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 http://www.polisci.washington.edu/Conferences/UWISC.html.
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.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

Deadline: February 15, 2010
Athens Summer Program
Students stay at the beautiful Norwegian Institute Guesthouse just below the Acropolis in central Athens and will be led in several Socratic-method seminars exploring empire in history and in its present form. Is Europe an empire? What constitute modern imperialism? Students also participate in an ethnographic study that involves interviewing local Athenian residents about “imperialism”, the results of which will be analyzed and turned into a completed paper to be submitted to a refereed academic journal. The closing event is the specially-created “Metamorphosis Conference” where students present the results of their ethnographic findings as if they are at an actual academic conference. Application forms and information are available at http://depts.washington.edu/athprog or contact Dr. Taso Lagos, Director, Athens Program, (206) 351-7495 or taso@uw.edu

Deadline: February 22, 2010
Undergraduate Research Symposium
The 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be on Friday, May 21, 2010. The Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative expression in all academic disciplines. Students may present their research either in a poster session or an oral presentation session. We will also have a dedicated (small) performance space in nearby Meany Hall for performing arts presentations. This year, we are reaching out to our Academic Learning Link colleagues to make a special appeal to social science, humanities, and performing arts students to increase their level of participation. Last year, nearly 700 students participated in this exciting event. For more information please visit http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/symp/index.html

Deadline: February 27, 2010
Dissertation Fellowships in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development
The Institute of International Education and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation are pleased to announce they are accepting applications for Dissertation Fellowships in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development. The two-year fellowships of $20,000 per year are open to students enrolled in Ph.D. programs in the United States, Canada, and sub-Saharan Africa. The goal of this fellowship program is to produce sound evidence on the role of population and reproductive health in economic development that could be incorporated into national and international economic planning and decision-making. For more information please visit http://www.iie.org/Template.cfm?Section=Programs_Portal&Template=/Activity/ActivityDisplay.cfm&activityid=526

Deadline: March 1, 2010
Bergen Summer Research School on Global Development Challenges (BSRS)
the third edition of the Bergen Summer Research School on Global Development Challenges (BSRS) is now under way. We are looking very much forward to organising BSRS 2010, from 21 June - 2 July 2010, under the theme of "Global Health in Bio-Medical, Social and Cultural Perspectives". This year we offer 8 interdisciplinary PhD courses, with the following titles:
-Research Methods in Climate Change and Health
-Severe HIV Epidemics and Multidisciplinary Research Challenges in Prevention
-Global Challenges in Reproductive Health
-Electronic Mobile Data in Global Health Research: A Hands-on Course\
-Researching Children's Well-being in the Context of Global Inequity
-Globalization and Health
-The Rights to Health in Resource Constrained Settings: Right, Litigation and Social Justice
-Health and Recovery in Time of Disruption: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives
For more information please visit http://bsrs.no

Deadline: March 3, 2010
Northwestern University's Global Engagement Summer Institute
The Northwestern University Center for Global Engagement is excited to announce that applications are now available for the Global Engagement Summer Institute, a unique summer program in Bolivia, Nicaragua, India, and Uganda. The program involves a 7-day preparatory institute in Chicago, followed by an 8-week, team-based internship at a host nonprofit. For more information please visit http://www.mycge.org or email the Global Engagement Summer Institute at gesi@northwestern.edu

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 http://depts.washington.edu/deptgh/resource_center/stu_ghfp.php.

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 http://defenddemocracy.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1350&Itemid=220 Or contact Dana Murphy at dana@defenddemocracy.org

Deadline: March 26, 2010
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 http://www.glifaa.org/documents/LGBT_Scholarship_FAQ.pdf

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 www.savedarfur.org.

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 internships@savedarfur.org 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 http://defenddemocracy.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1350&Itemid=220.

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 http://jsis.washington.edu/jewish/scholarships.shtml.

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 http://jsis.washington.edu/jewish/scholarships.shtml.

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Other Items of Interest

February 12, 2010
The Global Movement for LGBT Rights: IGLHRC's Approach
UW Law School, Room 138, 12:30 PM
Cary Alan Johnson, IGLHRC's Executive Director, is an author and activist with more than twenty years of experience in the LGBT movement and in African social and economic development. He has worked in management positions for Amnesty International-USA, Africare (Rwanda and Zimbabwe), UNHRC (Democratic Republic of Congo), and Planned Parenthood (Southern Africa).
IGLHRC's mission is to advance human rights for everyone, everywhere to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Since 1990, IGLHRC has been working on four fronts:
1) Advocating the elimination of discriminatory laws, policies and practices.
2) Supporting the enactment and implementation of anti-discrimination laws, policies and practices.
3) Striving to reduce family, community and state-sanctioned violence.
4) Promoting economic, social and cultural rights.
Sponsored by the UW Law School and the Center for Human Rights

February 17, 2010
Amnesty International Presents THE RESPONSE: Screening and Discussion
Johnson Hall Room 102, 6:30-8:30 PM

The Response is an award-winning courtroom drama exploring the trial of a suspected enemy combatant, based on actual transcripts of the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals. This powerful film has not yet been released to the general public. See http://www.theresponsemovie.com for more details

Following the 30-minute film screening, a panel of speakers will discuss the issues. Confirmed speakers include Arsalan Bukhari, the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Washington, and Joseph McMillan, from the Perkins Coie legal defense team for Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's personal driver.

The event is sponsored by Amnesty International, in collaboration with the Arab American Community Coalition, CAIR-WA, Veterans for Peace Chapter 92 - Greater Seattle and Chapter 134 - Tacoma, the Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture, and the Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation.

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For Faculty

February 12, 2010
Hanauer Honors Professor: call for nominations
We write to seek nominations of tenured faculty members at the Associate or Full Professor level to serve a two‐year term as the Joff Hanauer Honors Professor in Western Civilization, beginning September 1, 2010. The holder of this professorship will teach one course per year in the University Honors Program, ideally in fall quarter 2010; serve on the Honors Council and occasional associated sub‐committees; hold regular office hours for Honors students; and participate in student activities in the Honors Program. S/he will also be expected to participate with Professor Jane Brown, the Joff Hanuaer Distinguished Professor in Western Civilization, in some of the events sponsored by the Graduate Fellows Program of the Joff Hanauer Endowment for Excellence in Western Civilization. The Hanauer Honors Professorship carries an annual stipend of $15,000.

Candidates for this professorship should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and scholarship pertaining to western civilization. To apply, candidates should submit a copy of their most recent CV together with a letter of application describing an Honors course the candidate would like to teach and ideas the candidate might have for Honors student activities outside the classroom. We also ask that Chairs submit a short letter endorsing the applicant’s candidacy.

Nominations, applications and inquiries should be sent to James Clauss jjc@uw.edu, Director, University Honors Program, Box 352800, by February 12, 2010.

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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