March 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 week on March 9, CGS is sponsoring two events. First, Dr. Shahira Fahmy, Associate Professor, University of Arizona, will be presenting her research on the subjectivity of news photography in an extensive frame analysis of war and terrorism images in two Arabic and English language newspapers. Her talk is from 4-5:30pm in Communications 120 on the UW campus.

Second, Patricio N. Abinales, Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, will give a lecture on "Containing and Consuming Rats: Rodents, Pestilence and Politics in Southeast Asia". This is part of the Jackson School of International Studies' Global Focus Lecture series. For more information about either of these events please see below. His talk begins at 7pm in the Walker-Ames room in Kane Hall.

Please take a look at the "Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities" section. There are several upcoming deadlines for student fellowships this week.

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 9, 2011
Contrasting Visual Frames Of Our Times: A Framing Analysis of English-and Arabic-language Press Coverage of War & Terrorism
4:00-5:30PM, Communications 120
Speaker: Dr. Shahira Fahmy, Associate Professor, University of Arizona. Dr. Fahmy uncovers the subjectivity of news photography in this extensive frame analysis of war and terrorism images in two newspapers. By operationalizing visual frames in terms of the human-interest versus technical frame and the anti-war versus the pro-war frame, this study of 1,387 photographs examined contrasting visual narratives employed by English- and Arabic-language transnational press in covering the 9/11 attack and the Afghan War. For the English-language newspaper, the International Herald Tribune, the frames emphasized the human suffering of 9/11 and de-emphasized the civilian casualties and moral guilt of implementing military force in Afghanistan. For the Arabic-language newspaper, Al-Hayat, the frames emphasized the material destruction of 9/11 and humanized the victims of the Afghan War. Co-sponsored by Dart West (Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma)and the Center for Global Studies.

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.

March 23, 2011
Global Classroom: 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 appears to be coming to an end. 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. Please pre-register by February 25 at Sponsored by The World Affairs Council, Seattle Digital Literacy Initiative, The Common Language Project, the Department of Communication, and the Center for Global Studies.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowship now accepting applications
Deadline: March 10, 2011
The Thomas Francis, Jr., Global Health Fellowship provides financial assistance to graduate or professional students across disciplines at the University of Washington 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. 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 2012. The Fellowship of up to $4,000 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. D. Submit via e-mail, a completed Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowship application WITH supporting documentation by 12:00 p.m., Thursday, March 10, 2011 to Complete application information can be found at

Framing the Global Research and Publication Fellowships
Deadline: March 10, 2011
Scholars pursuing research in global studies are invited to apply for participation as Fellows in the Framing the Global working group. Framing t he Global is a 5-year project at Indiana University, Bloomington, that will develop new interdisciplinary knowledge, approaches, and methods in the field of global research and apply them to the study of global processes. The project is a joint initiative of Indiana University Press and the Center for the Study of Global Change. During the project period, each fellow will be expected to participate in working group meetings; reconsider approaches to global studies; prepare a theoretical working paper, to be published in print and electronically by IUP; and to develop a book manuscript, also to be published by IUP. Submission deadline for complete applications is March 10, 2011. For more information and to access online application visit

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

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

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

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: or call 206-324-9996.

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For Alumni

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