May 14, 2010

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

Letter from the Center

It's never too early to register for two upcoming teacher education summer workshops!

On June 28 and 29th, please join us for A World of Food: Growing it, Shipping It and Selling It. This year's seminar will focus on the international history and economics of food. Issues to be explored include the ethics of food production, food supply, food as a commodity and more. This two-day seminar is designed for middle school, high school and community college educators.

From July 15-17, we will host our annual Community College Master Teacher Institute, co-sponsored by the Northwest International Education Association. Faculty from the University of Washington, local practitioners, graduate students, and security experts will facilitate this three-day workshop on a variety of international topics related to global human security. Topics may include but are not limited to the seven dimensions of security: food, economic, health, environmental, personal, community, and political. For more information or to receive an application, please contact Tamara Leonard

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

May 17, 2010
The Changing Media: What Gets Covered Around the World and Why?
Registration 6:30 PM, Lecture 7:00 PM, Kane Hall Rm 210
Speaker: Michael D. Mosettig, Foreign Editor for PBS NewsHour and the Online NewsHour, who will explore the changing media landscape and its effect on foreign affairs coverage. His work at the NewsHour won a National Emmy in 1997 and Emmy nominations in 1986 and 1994. Despite the world growing flatter or smaller, many news organizations in recent years have had to cut their foreign correspondent staff. In this new media climate, what international issues receive coverage from the U.S. media and why? How is the U.S. adapting to a new age of global informational and social media? What implications does the change in foreign correspondence have for American perspectives on international issues? More information for the event and pre-registration for this lecture can be found at

K-16 educators may also be interested in the "Global Classroom Celebration & 2010 World Citizen Essay Contest Awards" as well as a pre-lecture reception with Michael D. Mosettig, "Global Classroom: What Gets Covered Around the World and Why?" The events for K-16 educators will begin at 5:30 in the Kane Hall Walker-Ames Room 225. Pre-registration for educators can be completed online at These events are sponsored by the World Affairs Council and the Center for Global Studies.

May 18, 2010
Challenges and Opportunities for Human Rights in Russia
7:00 PM, Kane Hall Walker-Ames Room 225
Speaker: Lara Iglitzin, executive director of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation since 1995. She began developing the Foundation's human rights program in Russia in 1992. Iglitzin received her B.A. from UW in Russian and East European studies, and master's degrees in Russian history and Russian studies from the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University, where she specialized in U.S.-Soviet relations and early 20th century political history. Her master's thesis was dedicated to the impact of the Jackson-Vanik Amendment on Soviet foreign policy. Iglitzin has published a dozen articles in national and regional publications on Russian politics and human rights. More information can be found at Sponsored by the Ellison Center and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies National Resource Centers.

May 25, 2010
History on Display: Context, Controversy, and Picasso's "Guernica"
7:00 PM, Gowan 201
Speaker: Jordana Mendelson, NYU. This is part of Lives, History, Memory: The Spanish Civil War 70 Years After Lecture Series. For more information please go to This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of History, the Division of Spanish and Portuguese, Comparative History of Ideas, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, the Center for West European Studies, the Samuel and Althea Stroum Jewish Studies Program, the Center for Global Studies, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, the School or Drama, the School of Art, the Cervantes Institute, and the Center for Spanish Studies UW, and the Honorary Consulate of Spain.

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Scholarship, Research & Travel Opportunities

Round Table Discussion with Fulbright Alumni
May 18, 2010; 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 258
An upcoming Fulbright U.S. Student discussion session has been scheduled for potential applicants to connect with current UW students and staff who are either Fulbright alums (already returned from their time abroad) or recently selected Fulbright scholars (planning to begin their trips abroad this fall). This session is a chance for applicants to ask questions of these students who have been through the application process, share ideas about potential projects, brainstorm ways to find affiliations, find out how they made use of their faculty and mentors, etc. To attend the session, please register at You can find more information about the program on the Fulbright website at

Luce Scholars Program Information Session
Information Session: May 19, 2010
Juniors, graduating seniors, recent alums, graduate and professional students at UW are encouraged to apply for the Luce Scholars Program ( for 2011-2012. The UW is able to nominate 3 students per year to compete for the opportunity to spend 12 months in Asia. The program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year. Please RSVP to attend one of these sessions (or to let us know you cannot attend but would like further information) at

Fellowship at the Pew Charitable Trust
Deadline: May 24, 2010
The Pew Leadership Year offers hands-on experience in public policy advocacy, research and communications to individuals who are dedicated to building a leadership career in the public or nonprofit sectors and have recently completed an undergraduate or advanced degree. The first Pew Leadership Year will begin in September 2010 and conclude in August 2011. These year-long, paid positions all based in the Washington, DC, office will provide 22 exceptionally talented students the chance to work alongside Pew professionals, gaining valuable skills while making contributions to the organization's work. Additional information is provided at

Ozyegin Summer Program in Turkey
Deadline: May 31, 2010
Ozyegin University -- a private university in Istanbul with an emphasis on liberal arts and business -- has recently put together a 4-week summer program that explores Istanbul's pivotal role through the age of empires. The program has a strong cultural component and offers Turkish language classes. You can access the application page via our website at Eligible students who are accepted into Ozyegin may also receive a $1,000 scholarship from TCA.

Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle: Japanese Gov. Scholarships
Deadline for Research Student Scholarship: June 1, 2010
Deadline for Undergraduate Student Scholarship: July 15, 2010
Deadline for Specialized Training College Student Scholarship: July 15, 2010

The Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle is now accepting applications for the following 2011 Japanese Government Scholarships for studying in Japan. U.S. citizens living in the states of Washington, Montana, and Northern Idaho are eligible to apply at our office. The application forms are available on our website at:

The Research Student Scholarship covers a one-and-a-half-year to two-year period of graduate research at Japanese universities. The study area must be the same field as the applicant studied or is now studying. Term of scholarship: April 2011 to March 2013 or October 2011 to March 2013. Includes a half-year of Japanese language training for those who need Japanese language training. Applicants need to be less than 35 years of age as of April 1, 2011 and must be university graduates. Those who will be graduating from a university by March or September 2011 may apply.

The Undergraduate Student Scholarship is a four to seven year scholarship is available to high school graduates who are between 17 to 21 years of age as of April 1, 2011. Includes a one-year Japanese language program at a Japanese language school prior to attending a Japanese university as an undergraduate student. Term of scholarship: April 2011-March 2015. For scholarship grantees majoring in a six-year course in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or pharmacy, the term of the scholarship will be seven years until March 2018.

The Specialized Training College Student Scholarship covers a three-year period of vocational studies in the following areas: (1) Technology (Civil Engineering, Architecture, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Wireless Communication, Computer, Information Processing, Other Subjects), (2) Personal Care and Nutrition (Nourishment, Cooking, Other Subjects), (3) Education and Welfare (Nursery Teacher Training, Nursing Welfare, Social Welfare, Other Subjects), (4) Business (Management, Travel, Business, Other Subjects), (5) Fashion and Home Economics (Harmony Dressmaking, Other Subjects), (6) Culture and General Education (Music, Art, Design, Photograph, Other Subjects). Includes a one-year Japanese language program at a Japanese language school prior to attending a Specialized Training College. Term of scholarship: April 2011-March 2014. Available to high school graduates who are between 17 to 21 years of age as of April 1, 2011.

University of Pittsburgh: New Post Doctoral Fellowship Position
Deadline: June 1, 2010
For the first time, the University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences is offering up to eight postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and social sciences to begin in January 2011. These inaugural fellowships are designed to attract excellent scholars from outside the University of Pittsburgh and to offer junior scholars the time, space, and financial support necessary to produce significant scholarship early in their careers. For information about the application process please visit All application materials--including letters of recommendation--must be submitted electronically before June 1, 2010. Only fully completed formal applications will be considered. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documentation is complete and that referees submit their letters of recommendation to by the closing date. Awards will be announced in July 2010.

German Chancellor Fellowship 2011-2012
Deadline: October 15, 2010
The German Chancellor Fellowship provides for a stay of one year in Germany for profes­sional development, study, or research. Applicants design individual projects and decide at which institutions or organizations to pursue them. A bachelor's degree is required and candidates must have received their degree after September 1, 1998. Successful candidates have come from such fields as government, social and policy sciences, law, journalism, communications, management, finance, economics, architecture, public service, the humanities, the arts, and environmental affairs. The program begins September 1, 2011 and lasts twelve months. It is preceded by language classes in Germany. Monthly stipends range from 2,000 to 3,000 EUR, and allow­ances are available for accompanying family members, travel expenses, and introductory German lan­guage instruction in the United States. Applications and additional information are available on the Alexander von Humboldt webpage:

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Other Items of Interest

Submissions for Foreign Affairs Essay Contest
Deadline: June 1, 2010
The June 1st deadline for the Foreign Affairs inaugural student writing contest is quickly approaching. The contest is open to undergraduate and all equivalent first degree students across the globe. Qualifying essays must answer the following question in English:
"What is likely to be the most interesting development in international politics over the next decade?"

A panel from the Foreign Affairs editorial staff will select one student's essay to be published on the Foreign Affairs Web site. In addition, the winner will receive a prize of $500. Five honorable mentions will receive a free year-long subscription to Foreign Affairs magazine. To read more about the contest requirements and find out how students can enter, visit

Jackson School Student Association (JSSA)
Keep informed during the school year and summer
To stay posted on the most current JSSA events be sure to visit & join:
1. Our Facebook group: search JSSA or find it through my page
2. Visit our website:
3. Sign-up on our listserve: on our website it's under "Links" on the right hand side under "Contact Info" in fairly small text or visit:

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For Faculty

Course Development Grants for Faculty
Deadline: May 20, 2010
The Center for Global Studies (CGS) at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies is offering course development grants to faculty through our Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant. The Center’s activities are organized around the twin themes of Global Security and Global Religions. As part of this effort we will support developing new courses and altering existing ones which incorporate one of these themes. The Center will offer grants of $2,000 - $5,000 each to support course development in these two areas.

1. Global Security: CGS has developed and is expanding the Global Human Security Initiative, a tightly focused program that integrates our existing academic strength in traditional international security studies with a renewed emphasis on broader issues such as food security, international health, public affairs, migration, human trafficking, and environmental change.

2. Global Religions: CGS is leading a series of programs to transform the study of religions and belief systems by focusing on the dynamism of religions as they interact with contemporary culture, politics, and everyday life.

Applications are due on May 20, 2010, and should be submitted to Tamara Leonard, Center for Global Studies/JSIS, Box 353650, Seattle, WA 98195. To request an application, please email

Manuscript Solicitation for a Special Issue of the Comparative Education Review
Deadline June 30, 2011
This special issue of the Comparative Education Review will bring together scholarship that examines how and why teacher education reform ideas circulate globally, how and why they inform policy, and how and why they influence practice. Of particular interest are multi-country comparative studies, which analyze how ideas regarding policy and practice flow (and/or are filtered) between these countries or from another source, and how those ideas are shaped to fit the unique contexts into which they are introduced.

Manuscripts (prepared according to CER guidelines) should be submitted to the CER Editorial Manager system ( for consideration by June 30, 2011. Prior submission or communication with the Guest Editors (Lynn Paine (Michigan State University) and Ken Zeichner (University of Washington)) is strongly encouraged. The Guest Editors will assume first-cut responsibility for deciding whether a submitted manuscript fits the theme of the special issue and is sufficiently developed to warrant double-blind external review.

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For Alumni

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