April 4, 2011

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

Letter from the Center

On Wednesday, April 6, Jackson School of International Studies Director, Reşat Kasaba will present at the "Can Turkey's Democracy Serve as a Model for Mideast Countries? Turkey in our World Today" event. During his lecture, Professor Kasaba will focus on how government officials and the "people on the street" are responding to the numerous issues, challenges, and opportunities Turkey faces in the 21st century. What challenges and opportunities lie ahead for this beautiful and historical land where east and west meet geographically and culturally? Details about this event and registration information can be found below.

Fulbright applications will become available May 1. Interested students should plan to attend one of the three information sessions offered during spring quarter. Students interested in studying, conducting research, or teaching English abroad should consider applying for this program. Details about this opportunity and other scholarship, research and fellowship information can can be found below.

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

April 6, 2011
Can Turkey's Democracy Serve as a Model for Mideast Countries?
Turkey in our World Today

5:30 PM, Communications Building 120
With one foot in Asia and the other foot in Europe, Turkey has a unique and fascinating history and culture that 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. Turkey's meshing of these historical qualities with modern goals has contributed to Turkey developing a vibrant democracy while maintaining its strong historical and religious identity. In the midst of pro-democracy protests in Egypt, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, "No government can remain oblivious to the democratic demands of its people." Can Turkey's democracy serve as a model for countries like Egypt in the Middle East undergoing democratic transitions today? Event speaker, Professor Reşat Kasaba, Director of the Jackson School of International Studies, will focus on this question as well as introduce us to life in contemporary Turkey today.

Cost ($30) includes light buffet, presentations, classroom resources, and 3 clock hours. For more information about this event or registration, please go to http://www.world-affairs.org/events/calendar. Sponsored by the World Affairs Council and the Center for Global 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 Center for Global 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.

April 12, 2011
Who Killed Chea Vichea? In Cambodia, if you know things you can die.
Film Screening / Q&A

4:30 - 7:30 pm, Allen Auditorium, UW Libraries, UW Seattle Campus
Please join the UW Libraries, the Southeast Asia Center, the Global Studies Center, the Law and Justice Program, the Jackson School of International Studies and the School of Social Work for a special film screening event: Who Killed Chea Vichea? In Cambodia, if you know things you can die. There will be a question and answer session after the screening with producer Rich Garella, Virak Ou, Director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights and UW Faculty. Admission is Free and Open to the public.

April 14, 2011
The Sky is the Limit: Global Closure, Outer Space Geopolitics, and Planetary Protection
7:00 PM, Communications Building 120
Professor Daniel Deudney of Johns Hopkins University, makes the argument that space can no longer be viewed as a frontier to be conquered or exploited, but presents us with the same challenges of management and stewardship as the Earth itself. The consequences of this lesson for international and environmental politics, Professor Deudney argues, are profound. This event is co-sponsored by the Law School, the Center for Global Studies, the College of the Environment, the Department of Political Science, the Program on Values and Society, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

April 15, 2011
Dynamic Deterrence in Civil War: Evidence from (Simulated) Airstrikes in Afghanistan
12:00-1:20pm, Gowen 1A
Jason Lyall is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale. UWISC is sponsored by UW Institute for National Security Education and Research (INSER), the Center for Global Studies, and the Department of Political Science.

April 18, 2011
Bounding Power: Republican Security Theory from the Polis to the Global Village
12:00pm, Gowen 1A
In his book Bounding Power, Professor Daniel Deudney of Johns Hopkins University develops an account of "republican security theory"--the view that human safety depends on a system of mutually reinforcing restraints at both the domestic and international levels. He calls this system "negarchy," to be understood not as a modification of either hierarchy on the one hand or anarchy on the other, but as a distinct alternative to both. As an argument for the mutual dependence of domestic and transnational constitutionalism, the book bears profound implications for international relations, democratic theory, and the law. He develops his theory through a virtuosic review of the history of Western thought and practice. Though Professor Deudney draws on historical figures to reconstruct the component parts of republican security theory, the formulation and development of the theory is his own achievement. This is a prodigious work of both historical synthesis and constructive theorizing. This event is co-sponsored by the Law School, the Center for Global Studies, the College of the Environment, the Department of Political Science, the Program on Values and Society, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

The Minerva Initiative: Funding for Social Science Research
Deadline: Spring 2011
The Minerva Initiative is a Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored, university-based social science research initiative launched by the Secretary of Defense in 2008 focusing on areas of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy. The goal of the Minerva Initiative is to improve DoD's basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the U.S. Goals for basic research: (1) to define and develop foundational knowledge about sources of present and future conflict with an eye toward better understanding of the political trajectories of key regions of the world, and (2) to improve the ability of DoD to develop cutting-edge social science research, foreign area and interdisciplinary studies, that is developed and vetted by the best scholars in these fields. According to the website of the Minerva Initiative, they will start requesting new proposals in the spring of 2011, pending Congressional appropriations. Hence, if you are interested, please keep an eye on their website and/or contact them directly. An overview of the Minerva Initiative is found here: http://minerva.dtic.mil/overview.html.

AFOSR: Mathematics, Information and Life Sciences
Deadline: Spring 2011
The Directorate is responsible for research activities in mathematics, information and life sciences. A wide range of fundamental mathematics, information and computer science, biological sciences, and human behavioral/performance research is supported to provide the Air Force with novel options to increase performance and operational flexibility. Funding areas that seem most applicable to social scientists are found here: www.wpafb.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=9204. Of particular interest may be:
1. Mathematical Modeling of Cognition and Decision: This program supports research on high-order cognitive processes that are responsible for human performance on complex problem solving and decision making tasks. To learn more, please contact the program officer, Dr. Willard Larkin, listed at the bottom of the following fact sheet: www.wpafb.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=12393.
2. Collective Behavior and Socio-Cultural Modeling: This program seeks fundamental understanding of the interactions between demographic groups both to create understanding for technology developments for enhanced cooperation, such as operational decision making with coalition partners, and to explain and predict outcomes between competing factions within geographic regions. To learn more, please contact the program officer, Dr. Terence Lyons, listed at the bottom of the following fact sheet: http://www.wpafb.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=12394.

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: www.ccolumbusfoundationawards.org
Homeland Security Awards: June 14, 2011 at: www.ccolumbusfoundationawards.org

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: http://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/scholarships/uk.
If you have further questions, please contact Mona Pitre-Collins at mpitre@uw.edu.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Sessions:
Hosted by UW Undergraduate Academic Affairs and the Graduate School

April 12, May 11, and June 24, 2011
Application available May 1, 2011

This meeting for University of Washington undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and alumni will cover the basics of the program and applying for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. This program provides for study, independent research, or English Teaching Assistantship opportunities overseas. Anyone who is considering applying for a Fulbright Fellowship is encouraged to attend an information session. Please register at: http://catalysttools.washington.edu/survey/scholarq/36305.
Information sessions will be held on:
Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 2:30-4:00 pm, Miller Hall room 301
Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 3:30-5:00 pm, Miller Hall room 301
Friday, June 24, 2011, 12 noon-1:30 pm, Paccar Hall room 291
Information about the Fulbright Program can be found at: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/fulbright/index.shtml.

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 www.opusarchives.org.

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: http://guides.lib.washington.edu/researchaward.

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 PATH 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 Smith Richardson Foundation: Junior Faculty Research Grant Program & World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship
Sponsor deadlines are June 15, 2011 and October 17, 2011
The International Security and Foreign Policy Program of the Smith Richardson Foundation will award grants through its annual competitions for junior faculty and doctoral students at U.S. institutions.

The Junior Faculty Research Grant Program is an annual competition that awards at least three research grants of $60,000 to support tenure-track junior faculty engaged in the research and writing of a scholarly book on an issue or topic of interest to the policy community. The deadline for submission is June 15, 2011, and the results will be announced by October 31, 2011.

The World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship is an annual competition to support Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history. The Foundation will award up to twenty grants of $7,500 each. The deadline for submission is October 17, 2011, and the results will be announced by February 1, 2012.

For further information on eligibility and how to apply, please visit the website of the International Security and Foreign Policy Program at the following address: http://www.srf.org/grants/international.php.

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 www.transatlanticacademy.org. 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. Please contact the Career Services office for more information:
Kelly Voss
Director, Career Services & Alumni Relations
Jackson School of International Studies
111 Thomson Hall, Box 353650, Seattle, WA 98195
e-mail: kvoss@u.washington.edu
phone: 206.543.0176
website: jsis.washington.edu/career/

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