February 7, 2011

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

Letter from the Center

This month we look forward to three signature events. On February 8th, 2011 Professor Michael Sells from the University of Chicago will give a lecture entitled "Holocaust, Armageddon, & the Clash of Civilizations." His lecture explores the role of religious militancy and the clash between the "Judeo- Christian" West and Islam. This lecture is part of the Founders Annual Lecture in Comparative Religion and Contemporary Life sponsored by the comparative Religion Program, and the Center for Global Studies.

On February 9, there will be a the Town Hall Discussion on "China & India: Future Allies or Antagonists?" China and India, neighboring countries that account for almost two-fifths of humanity, could become allies or antagonists in the coming decades as they take center stage in a world dominated by Asia. This panel discussion--featuring former U.S. Ambassador Darryl N. Johnson; UW Jackson School Professors David Bachman and Anand Yang; Kristi Heim of The Seattle Times; and Orlando Ayala, Microsoft corporate vice president and chairman of emerging markets--discusses the countries' relationship with one another and with the U.S.

On February 15, 2011 the Jackson School's National Resource Centers kick off this year's Global Focus Lecture Series. That evening, Devin Joshi, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, will give a talk entitled "Strong on Growth, Weak on Democracy: The Struggle for Human Security and Development in India and China." His talk will focus on the economic growth performance of China and India over the last two decades which has been very impressive, especially in comparison to the West. For more information on these event please go to the Events portions of the newsletter.

It's that time of year when scholarship applications are due. The Washboard is a new, online searchable database with information for scholarship seekers and providers. The scholarship warehouse TheWashBoard.org was launched this fall and provides a searchable database for scholarship seekers and providers. The inspiration of the Washington Scholarship Coalition, and run by the state's Higher Education Coordinating Board, their goal is to "make college possible, one person at a time," and to build an online scholarship marketplace providing a trusted source of scholarships. To register visit the http://www.thewashboard.org/login.aspx.

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 8, 2011
Holocaust, Armageddon, and the Clash of Civilizations
7:30 PM, Kane Hall Room 210
Speaker: Michael Sells, University of Chicago. This talk will focus on forms of religious militancy propelling belief in an inherent and inevitable clash between what is called the "Judeo-Christian" West and Islam. It also shows how debates over the Holocaust, and accusations that Israel, Islam, Arab leaders or peoples are Nazi-like in ideology or in practice has mixed in with religious scenarios regarding the return of the Messiah or Mahdi and a final, cataclysmic war with the Antichrist or Dajjal. The talk pays particular attention to how such themes drive American public opinion as well as anti- American rhetoric. "The Clash of Civilizations," Sells concludes, risks becoming a "self- fulfilling presumption." Its advocates presume to know the nature Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and the civilizations they help shape, to see into the affinity between Judaism and Christianity and reveal the incompatibility between Judeo-Christian and Islamic worlds. Religious themes, symbols, and rituals fuel such rhetoric--even in the case of those who present themselves as secular or as religious skeptics. This is an annual lecture in religion and contemporary life sponsored by the Comparative Religion Program and the Center for Global Studies.

February 15, 2011
Strong on Growth, Weak on Democracy: The Struggle for Human Security and Development in India and China
7:00 PM, Walker Ames Room
Speaker: Devin Joshi, Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. His talk will focus on the economic growth performance of China and India over the last two decades which has been very impressive, especially in comparison to the West. On the other hand, both countries suffer from serious democratic deficits, and most disappointingly, they have failed to protect basic human rights. This talk will try to make sense of these paradoxical dynamics, and assess what they might mean for the future of Asia and our world.

Dr. Devin K. Joshi teaches courses on the politics of development with a focus on Asia. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington. Previously a visiting scholar at Peking University, he has received prestigious fellowship awards from the American Institute of Indian Studies, Council of American Overseas Research Centers, German Academic Exchange Service and Japanese Ministry of Education. His recent articles on development politics and good government have appeared in Economic and Political Weekly, International Studies Review, Socio-Legal Review, and The Human Rights Dictionary. Currently he is near completion on a book manuscript comparing human development in India and China. This event is part of the Global Focus Lecture Series. More information can be found at http://jsis.washington.edu/focus/. Co-sponsors include the Center for Global Studies, the East Asia Center and the South Asia Center.

February 15-16, 2011
2011 INSER Intelligence Community Colloquium--Social Media: Emerging Issues of Open Information and National Security
Tuesday: 9:00AM--4:00PM; Wednesday: 9:00AM--12:00PM, Walker Ames Room, Kane 225
Keynote Address: Pervasive Games as Information Propagators-- Brian Landry, Ph.D. Research Associate, INSER, The Information School.
On Tuesday at 1:30, Daniel Chirot, Job and Gertrude Tamaki Professor of International Studies, will be a part of the panel discussion "Wikileaks, Privacy and National Security." More information about the event and registration can be found at http://world-affairs.org/INSER_Intelligence_Community_Colloquium.htm. Registration is required to attend this event. Please register no later than February 9, 2011.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards Information Session
Date: February 9, 2011
The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will be offering an information session next Wednesday, Feb. 9, 12:30-1:20pm, MGH 258 for students interested in applying for any of these three scholarships that support students studying abroad: Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship, Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA), and Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program (FINIP). The information session will provide students with essential information needed to determine interest, eligibility and suitability for these competitive scholarship programs. (Note: the Gilman & Freeman-ASIA programs require financial need, FINIP does not.) Please RSVP to attend at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/123897. For more information about all three of these opportunities, please scroll down.

August 2011 Japan Travel Program for U.S. Future Leaders
UW Internal Deadline: February 14, 2011
The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), in collaboration with the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), will implement the Japan Travel Program for U.S. Future Leaders in summer 2011 for the third time. The goal of the program is to foster a new generation of future leaders in the United States who are interested in achieving a greater understanding of Japan and its roles in global affairs, and in engaging in dialogue and interchange with their counterparts in Japan. The Program will invite approximately 12 second-year graduate students (must be current students at time of travel)- no more than two from each U.S.-based APSIA school with full membership - to Japan as a group for a period of approximately 10 days in August, 2011. The group will consist of students who currently are or previously have been engaged in Japan studies as well as those who successfully demonstrate a serious interest in Japan but may not have previous exposure to the country. Please contact Kelly Voss for more information about the program and the application process, kvoss@uw.edu.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia
Deadline: February 15, 2011 or April 1, 2011
Freeman-ASIA provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Only these countries are included: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. Summer award applications are due February 15, 2011 (applications are available now). Fall and academic year award applications are due April 1, 2011 (applications will open on Feb. 18, 2011). Complete details and the online application are available at http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Freeman-ASIA.

GO Health Fellowship (Global Opportunities Health Fellowship)
Letter of intent Deadline: February 16, 2011
Application Deadline: March 16, 2011

The GO (Global Opportunities) Health Fellowship provides financial assistance to a graduate student, professional student, or medical resident at the University of Washington so that they may gain valuable international fieldwork experience in global health. The Fellowship of up to $4,000 can be used to support travel costs, including room and board, travel health preparation, travel insurance and/or supplies for a particular global health project. The GO Health Fellowship cannot be used to cover tuition costs, school supplies, conference attendance, or other non-project related expenses. Funds can be used for experiences taking place anytime from summer quarter 2011 up to, and including winter quarter 2012. Complete application information can be found at http://globalhealth.washington.edu/resource_center/go_health.php.

2011-12 International Research or Study Graduate Fellowships
Deadline: February 18, 2011
The Graduate School is now accepting applications for the 2011-12 International Research or Study Graduate Fellowships. [These were formerly known as the Fritz Fellowships.] Graduate students in all tuition-based programs are eligible to apply. Graduate students enrolled in fee-based programs through Educational Outreach are not eligible. For more information please go to http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/fritz/index.shtml.

CSDE Traineeship Fellowships 2011-2012
Deadline: 5:00 PM, February 20, 2011
CSDE is pleased to announce the availability of funded traineeships for students with interests in population issues for the academic year 2011-2012. To be eligible, applicants must be current or prospective graduate students in one of the following departments or schools of the University of Washington: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Social Work, Statistics, Public Affairs. US citizens and Permanent Residents can apply for NICHD Traineeships funded by NIH; traineeships funded by the Shanahan Endowment are open to all students. Students should submit their applications directly to the director/coordinator of graduate studies, or the PhD program director, in their respective departments or schools, by 5:00 PM on Feb. 20, 2011. Questions can be directed to Wolfram Latsch: latsch@uw.edu. More information can be found at http://csde.washington.edu/training/fellowsprog.shtml.

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.

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Other Items of Interest

February 9, 2011
China & India: Future Allies or Antagonists?
7:30 PM, Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.
China and India, neighboring countries that account for almost two-fifths of humanity, could become allies or antagonists in the coming decades as they take center stage in a world dominated by Asia. What is the most likely scenario: China + India, China vs. India, or China or India? This panel discussion--featuring former U.S. Ambassador Darryl N. Johnson; UW Jackson School Professors David Bachman and Anand Yang; Kristi Heim of The Seattle Times; and Orlando Ayala, Microsoft corporate vice president and chairman of emerging markets--discusses the countries' relationship with one another and with the U.S. Presented by The Town Hall Center for Civic Life, with The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Series media sponsorship provided by PubliCola. Series supported by The Boeing Company Charitable Trust and the RealNetworks Foundation. Tickets are $5 at www.brownpapertickets.com or 800/838-3006, and at the door beginning at 6:30 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating. Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.

February 10, 2011
Travel the world in a day at FIUTS CulturalFest!
All day, Meany Hall
FIUTS CulturalFest is a day-long celebration of the diversity and vitality that international students bring to our region. CulturalFest features more than 30 interactive display booths produced by University of Washington students from countries around the world and a special performance night of global music and dance. CulturalFest is produced by the FIUTS Student Board, a student leadership initiative of FIUTS, the Foundation for International Understanding Through Students. The Booth Exhibition is free during the day from 11 am--2 pm, and evening performance tickets are just $15 for adults and $10 for students/youth. A limited number of tickets are also available for a special artist reception and silent auction to raise funds for FIUTS student leadership programs. Don't miss out on this annual event! Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com; More information: www.fiuts.org or (206) 543-0735. CulturalFest is sponsored by Team Diva, Zipcar, STA Travel, and the University of Washington Department of Global Health.

February 20, 2011
USAID Call for Papers: Reducing Urban Poverty
Building on the success of last year's paper competition, USAID's Urban Programs Team, in cooperation with the International Housing Coalition (IHC), The World Bank, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Comparative Urban Studies Project (CUSP), and Cities Alliance, is once again seeking paper submissions for an upcoming policy workshop and paper competition on urban poverty in the developing world. Winning papers will be published and selected authors will present their papers in a policy workshop to be held in Washington, D.C. in October 2011. Papers should be linked to one of the following topic areas: Land Markets and Security of Tenure; Health; and Livelihoods. This call for papers is directed at PhD students and advanced Masters students. To be eligible, applicants should be currently enrolled in a degree or post-doctoral program. For more information please go to http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?topic_id=1410&fuseaction=topics.event_summary&event_id=619644.

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/.

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.

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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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