March 21, 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 week and next we have several exciting events. First, on March 23, UW professor Phillip Howard will be speaking at Protest and Participation in the Middle East: Exploring News Media Stereotypes and Bias. This event will bring participants together to discuss how to navigate the digitally connected world, how protests were organized in the Middle East through social media outlets, and how students are involved in the new media landscape.

Second, on April 7, are you wondering if "you've got it covered"? Then please join us for Got It Covered? Meet Seattle's NewWave of International Journalism. International reporting is a challenge in today's scaled-back media climate. But as an international city known for innovation, Seattle is taking new approaches to global coverage. Local journalists will share their experiences in bringing international news coverage home. Details and registration information for both events may be found below.

Please make sure to view the new Scholarship, Research and Travel Opportunities below. There are several deadlines quickly approaching for undergraduates, graduates and faculty.

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

March 23, 2011
Protest and Participation in the Middle East: Exploring News Media Stereotypes and Bias
Speaker: Professor Philip Howard, University of Washington. How did the act of a single fruit seller in Tunisia, who lit himself on fire to protest his government, inspire protests across the Middle East? In our increasingly interconnected and digitized world, video of his suicidal protest was immediately up on YouTube. Posts appeared on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media inspiring and organizing anti-government protests in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and elsewhere. Days later, the Tunisian dictatorship collapsed, Jordan reorganized its government, and the 30-year-reign of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt splintered. Please join us as we share thoughts on navigating a digitally connected world and discuss the media landscape your students are inheriting. A Global Classroom resource packet, three clock hours, a light buffet, and a free UW parking voucher for 5:00-8:30 pm will be provided. Sponsored by The World Affairs Council, Seattle Digital Literacy Initiative, The Common Language Project, the Department of Communication, and the Center for Global Studies.

March 28, 2011
Chernobyl 25 Years Later: Lessons Learned? Networking Reception & Discussion
6:00 PM, Kane Hall Walker-Ames Room 225
Speaker: Dr. Alexey Yablokov, Councilor of the Russian Academy of Science, Nuclear and Radiation Safety Program Chair for the International Socio-Ecological Union, and Author of "Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and Nature". Twenty five years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, what do we know about the real environmental, health, and economic impact(s)? With the nuclear energy industry again on the rise globally as an "alternative" to fossil fuel energy, what lessons have we learned from the Chernobyl disaster and how have these lessons affected nuclear energy policy and practice today? Finally, is nuclear energy today a safe alternative energy supply?

The World Affairs Council and Hanford Challenge present Dr. Alexey Yablokov, who will address the real consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe including poor public health, elevated mortality rates, and new and unusual illnesses. Dr. Yablokov will also discuss why the true impact of Chernobyl has been silenced and why the World Health Organization has not spoken out. To register for this event, please click here. This event is Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies and the Ellison Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies.

April 7, 2011
Got It Covered? Meet Seattle's New Wave of International Journalism
6:00--8:00 PM, Communications Building 120
International reporting is a challenge in today's scaled-back media climate. But as an international city known for innovation, Seattle is taking new approaches to global coverage. Speakers include: Amanda Koster, founder of SalaamGarage; Ethan Casey, author of "Alive and Well in Pakistan"; Jim Simon, assistant managing editor of The Seattle Times; and Jessica Partnow, executive director of the Common Language Project. If you're interested in how Seattle-based media outlets cover international stories in this new media climate and want to know what makes our region such a unique base for new models for global reporting, you won't want to miss this event! Join the Jackson School of International Studies, the University of Washington's Department of Communication, the Common Language Project, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities as we invite local journalists, media-makers and news outlets to share the new ways they are bringing international stories home.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

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:
Life Sciences Awards: April 5, 2011 at:
Homeland Security Awards: June 14, 2011 at:

Funding for Students' Human Rights Work
Deadline: 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.

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program
Deadline: April 1, 2011 by 5:00 PM
The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program prepares undergraduates for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities (This includes minimum $2,800 research stipend). To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:
-must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-must be a low-income student who is also a first-generation college student (for detailed descriptions, click on the links); or must be a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander)
-must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a degree program at the UW
-must have completed 36 credits by the time of initial entry into the program
-must have at least one year remaining before graduation (i.e., if you are graduating within the year, you are not eligible for the program)
-must have a minimum cumulative GPA of: 2.8 (sophomores), 3.0 (juniors), 3.2 (seniors)
-must express STRONG desire to attain a Ph.D
For more information please go to:

Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes: Scholarships for Graduate Study in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Campus Deadline: April 12, 2011
Campus deadline for the Churchill, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes is coming up Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Although time is tight, there is still time for students to apply and be considered for these prestigious national scholarships. Although the national deadline is in October 2011, we nominate students early to give them time to develop competitive applications. The Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell and Rhodes Scholarships all provide funding for students interested in attending graduate school in the UK. Information for these awards is as follows:
*Winston Churchill Scholarship:
The Churchill supports one year of study in mathematics, science and engineering at Churchill College at Cambridge University.
*Gates Cambridge:
The Gates Cambridge supports two to three years of study in any discipline at Cambridge University. Students must apply directly and be accepted to the University before consideration.
*Marshall Scholarship:
The Marshall provides two years of support to fund study at an institution of higher education in England, Scotland, Whales or Northern Ireland.
*Mitchell Scholarship:
The Mitchell provides funding for one year of study at any institution of higher education in Ireland.
*Rhodes American Scholarship and the Rhodes Canadian Scholarship:
The Rhodes Scholarship supports funding for two to three years of study at Oxford University in England.

For more information regarding any of the listed scholarships, please see the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards website:
Upcoming informations sessions will be held:
Wednesday March 30, 3:30-4:30 PM in Mary Gates Hall, room 120, and
Monday, April4, 1:00-2:00 PM in Mary Gates Hall, room 120.
If you have further questions, please contact Mona Pitre-Collins at

Christine Downing Dissertation Fellowship
Deadline: May 15, 2011
The Downing Fellowship will be awarded to one student a year from any accredited graduate level institution who is entering the second year of her or his dissertation in the fields of depth psychology and mythology. Once awarded, the winning student must use the collections at OPUS for a significant amount of her or his dissertation research. The archival collections available for research at OPUS include Joseph Campbell, Marija Gimbutas, James Hillman, Jane and Joseph Wheelwright, Christine Downing, Marion Woodman, Adolf Guggenbühl-Craig, and Katie Sanford. Visit the website for more information at

The 8th Annual Library Research Award for Undergraduates Program
Deadline: May 16, 2011
The Research Award recognizes undergraduate students for excellent research and scholarship that demonstrates creative use of scholarly materials. Students may submit any research project they've completed between Spring 2010 and Spring 2011. In addition, students are asked to submit a short reflective essay about the research process. Winners receive $1,000. Categories for submission: Senior Thesis/Honors Thesis, Senior Non-Thesis, and Non-Senior. Any media (project format) accepted. Application information, previous winners, FAQ, and selection criteria are available at:

PATH: Graduate-level Internship, Reproductive Health
Deadline: Until position is filled
Applications for this internship will be accepted until an intern has been chosen. We encourage students who are interested in this opportunity to submit an application as soon as possible. This internship will be for three months and will offer a monthly stipend of USD 1,250/month. The start date of the internship is anticipated to be in May or June. Additionally, please note internships with P ATH are contingent upon the Intern providing documented proof of identity and eligibility to participate in a paid or unpaid practical training program in the United States, in accordance with federal immigration law. Please include a cover letter with your application. Specific information about this position is available on PATH's website.

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Other Items of Interest

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For Faculty

The Transatlantic Academy Call for Fellowship Applications: The Future of the Western Liberal Order
Review Begins: May 1, 2011
The Transatlantic Academy is seeking candidates to serve as resident Fellows for nine months for the fellowship year beginning September 2012. A joint project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Transatlantic Academy is located at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington DC. The academy brings together scholars from Europe and North America to work on a single set of issues facing the transatlantic community. The academy is an interdisciplinary institution which is open to all social science disciplines, the humanities and the natural sciences. For more information on the Academy please visit our website at The academy welcomes applications from scholars working on the theme of The Future of the Western Liberal Order. To be eligible applicants for senior fellowships must have a PhD and have professional experience equivalent to that of an Associate Professor.

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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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