For information about conferences and call for papers, visit our "Resources" page.
Wednesday December 4, 2013
Time: 2.30 - 3.30
Location: Parrington 313
FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate and professional students in acquiring modern foreign languages and area or international studies competencies. Students from all UW departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply. FLAS Fellowships are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Contingent on funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the eight National Resource Centers of the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies will offer Academic Year 2014-15 and Summer 2014 FLAS Fellowships in these languages.
FLAS Fellowship Information Sessions will cover FLAS benefits and requirements, the application process, and the use of FLAS awards abroad.
For more information, please visit: http://www.jsis.washington.edu/advise/flas/
Thursday December 5, 2013
447 William H. Gates Hall
“Natural Rights, Islam and Constitutionalism: Reflections on the First Ten Years of the Indonesian Constitutional Court”
Stefanus Hendrianto, SJ, PhD, Visiting Lecturer in Law, Santa Clara Law School
We are pleased to welcome back Dr. Hendrianto, a 2008 graduate of UW Law Ph.D. Program. Dr. Hendrianto returns to UW Law to share from his ongoing research on Indonesian Constitutionalism. The lecture will be followed by a discussion with Ph.D. students about the process of developing and executing a doctoral dissertation.
The series of the Constitutional Amendment in Indonesia from 1999 to 2002 have produced a liberal document which arm individuals with a catalogue of formal rights to quash the government interference. Moreover, the establishment of the Constitutional Court has given new impetus to the liberal quest. Nevertheless, the Court under the then Chief Justice Jimly Asshiddiqie and his successor Mohammad Mahfud undertook the project of liberal state without a solid foundation on the notion of rights. For instance, the Court crafted the standing doctrine based upon the notion of communal rights which is more grounded on the natural rights theory instead of liberal theory of rights. The ambiguity as to apply the liberal theory of rights or natural rights can also be explained through the conflicting view between the public interest NGOs who rely on the autonomy based human rights and the Islamic based litigants who rely on the notion of Islamic natural rights that reflect a vision of c!
Dr. Hendrianto currently teaches both at the Law School and the Political Science Department at Santa Clara University, focusing on constitutional law and comparative law. His current research and writing have focused on the intersection of constitutional law and religion, especially on the issues of religion and modernity in the context of international human rights. In addition to his ongoing research in constitutional law and comparative law, he also focuses on the role of law in economic development and legal reforms in transition and developing economies. He holds a LL.B. degree Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, and a LL.M. degree from Utrecht University, Netherlands, as well as spent two years of graduate studies in Philosophy and Theology at Loyola University Chicago. Hendrianto has worked under the auspices of the Legal Advisor of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Jakarta office, and also practiced law with the Indonesian law firm, Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Rekso!
dipuro. In 1999, he served as the youngest Commissioner in the Indonesian General Election Commission that supervised the first free election in Indonesia.
Sunday December 8, 2013
PONCHO Concert Hall
Featuring Seattle’s renowned gamelan ensemble, Gamelan Pacifica, with vocalist Jessika Kenney and four of today’s Baroque music specialists Linda Tsatsanis (voice), Nathan Whittaker (cello), Janet See (flute), and Byron Schenkman (harpsichord), the similarities between music of the European Baroque and Javanese Gamelan are exlored in this concert, part of the Cornish Music Series on Sunday, December 8 at 7 pm at PONCHO Concert Hall, 710 East Roy St., Seattle.
Tickets for this event are $20 general admission, $15 seniors (62+), $10 students and Cornish alumni, and $5 Teen Tix (members only). Tickets are available online at www.cornish.edu/music/series or by phone at Brown Paper Tickets 800.838.3006.
The name Bach is synonymous with Baroque music, while the word “gamel,” which means “to hammer” in Javanese, is the root word for the fascinating orchestral music known as gamelan. There are a number of surprising similarities between Baroque music from Europe and the Southeast Asian tradition of Javanese Gamelan. This concert will juxtapose these two traditions, revealing elements of contact, nearness, similitude, and symmetry, be they of musical features (rhythmic structure, melodic flow, timbral qualities, stylized improvisation) or simply atmospheric feel. In the far background of this, one might sense the elusive “universals” of musical expression.
Tuesday December 10, 2013
7:30 pm - 8:40 pm
Location: Town Hall Seattle | 1119 8th Ave. | Seattle, WA 98101
SAVE THE DATE FOR
"SEATTLE HUMAN RIGHTS DAY"
on December 10th.
This year, we are celebrating International Human Rights Day together with the Seattle Human Rights Commission on December 10th for
Seattle Human Rights Day
A celebration honoring the Seattle Human Rights Commission's 50th Anniversary
Come learn about us and other local human rights organizations. The event will be featuring keynote speaker Therese Caouette and the 2013 Human Rights Awards.
Therese Caouette has worked with refugees, migrants and displaced persons in Southeast Asia for more than 30 years. In 2012 she received the Global Hero Award from Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. Therese is Executive Director of Partners Asia, and is affiliate faculty of Seattle University and the University of Washington's Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Southeast Asian Studies program.
Thursday June 27, 2013 to Thursday December 19, 2013
Time: Always Open
In collaboration with the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY) and Pāññāsastra University of Cambodia, Global Service Corps (GSC) is proud to launch a Service-Learning Semester Study Abroad Program based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia this January.
15 Credit Semester Program: The Role of Civil Society and Buddhism in Post-Conflict Cambodia
Spring: January 7 - April 21, 2013
Fall: September 9 - December 22, 2013 (tentative dates)
Providing an insider’s look into social development in post-conflict societies, the semester course allows students to examine the role that civil society and Buddhism play in rebuilding Cambodian communities following the Khmer Rouge genocide. Incorporating
academic, field work, and group project components, the program is an expansion of Global Service Corps’ community development work in Cambodia and is built on GSC’s successful service-learning study abroad programs in Tanzania. Students attending the 15 week semester program will qualify for 15 transferable semester credits from the University at Albany.
The program consists of three areas of focus: an intensive three-week foundations course, nine weeks of field work with an NGO engaged in development work in Cambodia, and a final Capstone project.
Foundations Course (three weeks):
Students will: review key social sectors in Cambodia with a focus on the needs of poor communities to promote inclusive development; examine the unique challenges faced by post-conflict societies; analyze models of social and community development from Cambodia and other countries; and, study the role of Buddhism in development in Cambodia.
The course will be taught at Pāññāsastra University of Cambodia (PUC) in Phnom Penh under PUC professor Dr. Susan Hagadorn, a six-year resident of Cambodia with over 25 years of experience in the public health, non-profit, and NGO sectors. Dr. Hagadorn has extensive knowledge of social development in Cambodia, and wrote her EdD Dissertation on “Khmer Rouge Survivors Retell Culture for the Children of Cambodia.” Buddhist staff and students at PUC will join Dr. Hagadorn in the classroom to provide a unique cultural exchange experience and an in-depth look at the role of Buddhism in Cambodia.
During the first three weeks students will also have the opportunity to experience Buddhist culture firsthand through a two-night stay at one of the most significant monasteries in Cambodia. Students will engage in meditation, chanting, alms giving, and other rituals
at the wat and may also have the opportunity to teach beginning English to wat residents.
Field Work (nine weeks):
After the foundations course, students will gain hands-on development experience interning with an NGO involved in development work in and around Phnom Penh. Based on the background of the volunteer and the needs of the community at the time, placements may be in the fields of human rights, public health, mental health, education, politics, or cultural renewal.
Capstone Project (three weeks):
The final three weeks of the program will consist of academic classes and group work in which students will integrate their course work and field experiences, culminating in final group presentations on their projects as well as required academic papers.
For more information on this program as well as other opportunities for students, please visit http://globalservicecorps.org/site/for-students/
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is pleased to announce the FY 2013
competition for the Fulbright US.-ASEAN Initiative. The Department of State is piloting a small number of regionally competed new awards for Asian Fulbright Scholars and U.S. Fulbright Specialists that will support ASEAN initiatives.
The Fulbright U.S.–ASEAN Initiative is open to university faculty, government officials, and
professional staff of think tanks and other NGOs. There are two parts to this initiative, one for Asians and the other for Americans.
1. Asian Fulbright Scholars: Provides opportunities for travel to the United States for
scholarly and professional research on issues central to the ASEAN-U.S. relationship.
Award periods are flexible and should be congruent with the needs of the project. The
minimum period for an award is two months, the maximum period six months. Awards
will provide a monthly stipend for grantees, together with round-trip air travel.
2. U.S. Fulbright Specialists: Awards qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select
disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative two to six week projects focusing on the
ASEAN-U.S. relationship at host institutions in ASEAN countries. Awards will provide a
daily stipend for grantees, together with round-trip air travel. Participating host
institutions must cover grantee in-country expenses or provide in-kind services for food
Additional details and instructions for applying to the Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Initiative here.
This message is being sent to all Faculty with approval from the Office of the Provost.
I am writing to invite you to list your undergraduate research opportunities on the Undergraduate Research Program (URP) website and to encourage you to take advantage of our resources for faculty. The opportunity form, where you can post a defined project or indicate your willingness to serve as a mentor to undergraduate researchers, takes only a few moments to complete and is available at:
URP staff assist students in all fields to find research experiences. We maintain a listing of current UW opportunities and local and national programs. We also produce the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, planned this year for May 17, 2013.
For information on incorporating undergraduates into research and scholarship and for funding resources, please visit our Research Mentor information section available at: www.washington.edu/research/urp/faculty. If a student working with you has a presentation accepted to a national conference, please encourage her/him to apply for an Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Award. Further details can be found at:
Finally, I encourage you to utilize URP as a resource for consultation regarding requests for support of undergraduate research as a supplement to faculty research grants or for discipline-based undergraduate research programs.
The URP office is located in 171 Mary Gates Hall. We can be reached by phone
at 206-543-4282 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Interested in taking Online Courses in Khmer (Spring 2013)?
Study Khmer language and Culture in Summer 2013 in Cambodia:
These two programs are for anyone (student or non-student). Register via Outreach College at University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Any questions after viewing these websites, please contact Chhany Sak-humphry - firstname.lastname@example.org
|Southeast Asia Center|
|University of Washington|
|303 Thomson Hall|
|Seattle, WA 98195|
|(206) 543-9606 tel|
|(206) 685-0668 fax|
|Laurie Sears, Director|
|Rick Bonus, Director of Graduate Studies|
|Sara Van Fleet, Associate Director|
|Tikka Sears, Outreach Coordinator|
|Molly Wilskie-Kala, Program Coordinator|
|Chris Grorud, Program Assistant|