Thursday, April 28, 2011


Professor Share is purging his office of books, and there is a large selection outside his office door, all free for the taking!

Professor Sousa recommends Among the Thugs, an amazing report on British soccer hooligans written by the editor of Granta.

Model UN Interest Meeting TODAY, Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m., Wheelock 101


The Puget Sound Model United Nations Club heartily invites you to an interest meeting for Fall 2011.

** We know this is the last full week of classes. Come de-stress and re-charge your energy at the Model UN interest meeting!
We'll make it short, fun, and delicious. **

Everyone is welcome!

The meeting will take place Thursday at 7 PM in Wheelock 101 (aka the SUB). Come hear firsthand from Model UN Club members about the incredible learning experience Model UN provides. Friendly, informal Q & A session afterwards.

Refreshments gladly provided.


Jinshil Yi
President, Puget Sound Model UN Club
(253) 389-4221

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

European Summer School 2011 in Prague - deadline on May 31

From: ESS 2011
Date: Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 6:10 AM
Subject: European Summer School 2011 in Prague - deadline on May 31
To: Patrick H O'Neil

Dear colleagues,
Let me inform you that the recruitment of students for the 9th year of European Summer School is in process with the deadline on May 31, 2011 (
ESS 2011 is a project organized by the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy - think-tank located in Prague, Czech Republic (
The summer school is suitable for students studying international relations, political science, economics or law but is open for undergraduate students too.
Thank you for further dissemination of this information.

Best regards,
Radomír Špok
Director of ESS 2011

Institute for European Policy
Rytírská 31
CZ-11000 Praha 1

Monday, April 25, 2011

Spanish-Latin American Student Publication Info

Members of the Puget Sound LAS community,

A couple of months ago, you received word through the Listserv of the call for papers for The Hemispheric Review, the international student journal for Latin American affairs and policy. I am writing to give you an update on the publication’s progress and to remind you that the call for papers remains open.

I am pleased to announce that we have begun to post the membership of the editorial board on the website:
. Students whose work is selected for publication will receive feedback from an impressive group of Latin America experts.

HR has received submissions from Georgetown University, the Universidad Nacional Autónomo de México, and Colombia University to name just a few. The quality of submissions has surpassed even my optimistic expectations and I look forward to presenting a wonderful issue of The Hemispheric Review this summer.

As the submission deadline approaches, I’d like to encourage you to remind students of the opportunity to have their work published in this first-of-its-kind refereed journal. I hope that you are as excited by the promise of HR as I am, and I look forward to receiving even more outstanding submissions before May 27 arrives.


Noah Koubenec
President, The Hemispheric Review

Congratulations to Slater Award Recipient Kammi Sheeler

Once again, Kammi Sheeler '11 has been awarded for her hard work. Kammi's passion for research in the Balkan Mountain region of Europe is being further recognized. Receiving the Slater Award will allow Kammi to increase the time and depth of her study in Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia in conjunction with her Fulbright next fall. Congratulations!

Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) Internships

Forwarded from UPS Alum Ned Culhane. For more if interested please contact Ned through his alumni email account:

For more information:

Job Advertisement – PR + Development Intern

Job Advertisement – Program & Events Intern

Dear Friends,

The Armed Forces Foundation is currently searching for 2 DC-based interns for the summertime. **We hold military service in high-regard and like to hire family & friends whenever possible, so If you know anyone who may be interested, please forward the attached advertisements to them.

Although these positions are unpaid, we do provide a modest travel stipend to help offset some costs. Please ask them to reference your name should you recommend anyone for these positions. The deadline for submission is May 6th.

As always, thank you all for your time and support – have a wonderful week!

Kind Regards,


Alex Strand - Program Manager

Teach English in South Korea


From: []
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2011 3:10 PM
To: Career and Employment Services (CES)
Subject: Teach English in South Korea


I’m a former Puget Sound student from the class of 2008. A couple months ago I returned from South Korea after spending 14 months as an English teacher. It was a great opportunity to travel and learn about a foreign culture, while also gaining great employment skills. Since my return, I have been helping my recruiter, Issa Cohen, founder of find new teachers for various positions in Korea. I am not the first Puget Sound alum to make the journey to Korea; while I was over there I met up with several other former UPS students who were teaching at schools all over the country, from Seoul to Pohang, to Busan and Daegu.

I am writing to encourage students to look into teaching ESL in Korea as a great post-collegiate option. This is a wonderful opportunity for any graduating senior or recent graduate who possesses a Bachelor’s degree in any major, a clean criminal background, and speaks English as a native language. The perks include: a great salary, round-trip airfare, a huge severance packages, free accommodation, health insurance, and the ability to travel around Asia. Teaching in Korea is also a great way to weather out the economy, and the skills that people gain from teaching ESL are great assets when it comes to searching for employment in the United States after one finishes a 12-month contract.

Please see the attached flier for more information on teaching in South Korea, and check out the recruiting firm I’m working for, at I encourage you to forward this email to anyone that may be interested.

Thank you,

Liz Donaldson

Thursday, April 21, 2011

“Girl Up” Summer Internship in Washington, DC

Deadline: Tuesday, April 26th !!!

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Girl Up is looking for college students or recent college graduates to work as summer interns. Full details of the program can be found at:

The deadline for applying is April 26th, and those interested should submit a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae to the above website.

The United Nations Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to support the goals of the United Nations. According to their website:

Girl Up is an innovative campaign, created by the United Nations Foundation, to address the needs of adolescent girls in developing countries. This “for girls, by girls” campaign mobilizes American girls to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world’s most vulnerable adolescent girls. Through Girl Up’s support, girls will become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Congrats Isaac Olson: Summer Internship at the National Council on US-Arab Relations

Congratulations to Issac Olson who was accepted for an internship with the National Council on US-Arab Relations. This is a highly competitive internship in DC:

"Professional workplace experience: Interns are placed with one of over a dozen Near East and Arab world related organizations in Washington, D.C., where they are expected to work 35-40 hours/week under the direct supervision of their host organizations.
Academic seminars: Interns take part in twice weekly seminar sessions designed to provide them with greater depth of knowledge about the Arab world, to underscore the cultural, economic, and political diversity of Arab states, and to explore the intricacies of Arab-U.S. relations.
Site visits: Interns are offered a behind-the-scenes look at many of the central institutions of federal government, national security policymaking, international diplomacy, and international business."

This is our second placement with NCUSAR in as many years (Kammi Sheeler '11 also did a summer there), and was first brought to our attention by Linz Heppe Wright '07 who works at the Middle East Policy Council. Alum networks rule--

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Global Studies Conference 2011

Taken from:

Welcome to the website of the 4th Global Studies Conference. The 2011 conference will be held at JW Marriot, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 18-20 July 2011. The 2011 Global Studies Conference will address a range of critically important ideas relating to globalization in the world today, as well as focusing on a special theme – Latin America and Globalisation: Emerging Societies and Emancipation. Plenary speakers will include leading thinkers and practitioners, as well as paper, workshop and colloquium presentations.

We invite prospective participants to submit a presentation proposal for one of the following parallel session options: a 30-minute paper; a 60-minute workshop; a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session; or a virtual session. Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream forms a talking circle, an informal forum for focused discussion of issues and conference themes.

This is a conference for any person with an interest in, and concern for, the question of globalization – including researchers, teachers and graduate students. All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely conference. Accommodation options are also available.

Participants may choose to submit written papers before or after the conference for possible publication in the peer reviewed Global Studies Journal. Virtual participants also have the option to submit papers for consideration by the Journal. All registered conference participants receive a complimentary online subscription to the journal when registration is finalized. This subscription is valid until one year after the conference end-date. Virtual and in-person presenters may upload videos or slideshows with voice annotation to our YouTube channel.

If you would like to know more about this conference and join our online community for discussion of the key issues it addresses, you may subscribe to the Global Studies Conference Email Newsletter or subscribe to the RSS feed of the News Blog of the this online knowledge community. You may also wish to subscribe to our Facebook or Twitter feeds.

For all inquiries, please contact the Conference Secretariat.

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy Summer School

July 9 - July 19, 2011 - Prague, Czech Republic.

Note, that the final application deadline is May 31, 2011.

Let me inform you that EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy - a think-tank that undertakes program, project, publishing and training activities related to the European integration process organizes the 9th year of summer school program for university students in 2011.

The European Summer School 2011 (ESS 2011) "
Europe in 2020 - Ever Closer, Ever Larger?" focuses on perspectives of the European integration in this decade. The courses will emphasize the particular situations of Central European countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia) and try to answer the question to which extent the division of ideas and visions of old and new EU member states remain. Participants of the ESS 2011 will learn and discuss the different issues of individual policies.

You can download the promotion leaflet here.

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy is one of the best Czech think tanks that undertakes programme, project, publishing and training activities related to the European integration matters. It is a non-profit, non-partisan and independent institute which focuses on the issues of European integration and its impact on the transformation of political, economic and legal milieu in the Czech Republic. EUROPEUM strives to contribute to a long-lasting development of democracy, security, stability, freedom and solidarity across Europe. EUROPEUM is member of various international networks of policy and research institutes, for instance EPIN (European Policy Institutes Network, or PASOS (Policy Association for an Open Society,

For more information check out their website here.

Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program

This is interesting to consider if you've got grad school in your future--

Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP) for U.S. Grad Students

The deadline for applications for the 2011-2012 placement cycle is May 27, 2011.

The Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP) is a fellowship program sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and offers students and recent graduates of U.S. Masters programs (i.e. MA, MPA, MPP, MPH, MBA) in International Affairs, Public Health, Economics, Marketing, Engineering, Trade, Education or other Development related programs, the opportunity to gain 10 or 12 months of valuable business experience in an international setting, while receiving a grant to cover working and living expenses abroad, health insurance and round trip airfare.

IIE is seeking students and recent graduates interested in assignments available as of September 2010 worldwide. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, technical and business management assistance in the fields of Economic Development, Education, Environment, Energy, and Public Health.

For more information, please visit:

Friday, April 15, 2011

Position Open: Immigration Casework

Senator Murray’s staff is looking for a new immigration caseworker. Some previous experience working for an elected official is preferred but not a requirement.

Brian L. Kristjansson

State Director
U.S. Senator Patty Murray
Cell: 206.724.6687 |

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Constituent Services Representative/Immigration
Full time

Provide assistance to constituents dealing with the following agencies: Department of Homeland Security (Immigration), Department of State, and other agencies with which issues may arise.

Review and respond to constituent concerns. Investigate constituent concerns by contacting appropriate federal agencies. Advise constituents regarding federal and state agency policies and procedures. Explain options and recommend courses of action to constituents to resolve concerns.

Attend briefings sponsored by relevant agencies to ensure that the Senator’s office is up to date on current procedures, rules, and trends.

Meet with community and issue organizations related to casework areas.

Maintain records related to constituent casework in Quorum.
Prepare weekly activity report and submit as directed by DC and state schedulers.
Assist with front-desk support, as needed.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Want to WWOOF?

"I just returned from two amazing months in South America. I spent a month volunteering on an organic farm/winery in Argentina, and had a blast. The farm owners were amazing, and my Spanish improved a ton. If you ever have any students looking for an inexpensive, but interesting way to spend some time in Latin America wwoofing ( is the way to go. I'd be happy to talk to any one interested:"
- Lacy Peterson '10

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Summer Student Leadership Summit

Incentives: Paid registration, room, board, and up to $200 in travel assistance!

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Sunday, May 1, 2011

Looking for an opportunity to connect with dynamic students from around the world? The Hesselbein Student Leadership Summit is a way to strengthen your leadership skills and apply those to real-world situations.

Join 50 top student leaders from across the world to learn how to be effective, ethical, and innovative leaders. Participants will work alongside distinguished mentors who will share their expertise and provide advanced leadership training. Students will emerge from the academy with the skills and experience to excel as global leaders.

Apply online

Congrats Kammi Sheeler: FULBRIGHT TO BOSNIA!

Congrats to Kammi Sheeler, who was awarded a Fulbright to Bosnia for 2011-2012! To give you some idea of how competitive this is, my recollection is that there are only two awarded for the entire country. Way to go, Kammi!

Monday, April 11, 2011

4/21 Conference Call on Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

Speaker: Dan Caldwell, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Pepperdine University

On Thursday, April 21 from 9:00 – 10:00 in WY 226, Professor Seth Weinberger will host the last Council on Foreign Relations call of the academic year. Dan Caldwell, distinguished professor of political science at Pepperdine University, will discuss the findings of his recent book "Vortex of Conflict: U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq." Prior to joining Pepperdine University, Dr. Caldwell served for three years on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve. During that time, he held positions at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and the executive office of the president in Washington, DC. Dr. Caldwell is the author or editor of nine books, including "American-Soviet Relations: From 1947 to the Nixon-Kissinger Grand Design," "Henry Kissinger: His Personality and Policies," and with Robert E. Williams, "Seeking Security in an Insecure World." He chairs CFR's Academic Initiative Advisory Committee.

Please RSVP to Professor Weinberger ( if you are interested in attending.

SAIS Summer Programs

This year’s application deadline is April 22.

Application information can be found here.

Overview of Summer Courses

May 31 – July 21, 2011

The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is one of the world's leading graduate schools devoted to the study of international relations. Join us this summer and experience international affairs.

Summer Courses
Summer courses provide students with the opportunity to explore the world of international relations and enhance their topical, theoretical and practical knowledge of global issues. Courses are offered in international relations, economics, policy studies, development, conflict management, strategic and regional studies, and more. Structured for the working professional, classes are scheduled two evenings each week. Students can earn four graduate-level credits per course.

Summer Certificates
Summer certificates are designed to help students and professionals gain academic credentials without pursuing a full degree as they advance their careers. The Certificate in International Studies and the Certificate in International Development are offered to candidates who successfully complete a series of four Summer Courses. Students can earn a certificate in as few as two summers by working at a rigorous pace or over an extended period of time.

Summer Language Institute
The Summer Language Institute at SAIS is unique for emphasizing political, economic and international topics. Students may enroll in one intensive evening course in Arabic, Hindi-Urdu, Mandarin Chinese, Persian (Farsi) or Political Russian at the beginning, intermediate and advanced level.

English as a Second Language and International Issues
English as a Second Language and International Issues prepares international students and professionals to communicate effectively in English-speaking academic and business environments. To complement daily morning language instruction, students participate in afternoon seminars and class trips to learn about the diverse political, cultural and social landscape of the United States. Dates: June 6-July 21.

WISH yourself to DC?

For over 20 years, WISH has been housing interns working for the U.S. Congress, the Supreme Court, the White House and all Federal Agencies, as well as the Smithsonian Museums, the Pentagon, newspapers and media networks, law and lobbying firms, embassies, associations, non-profit organizations, university programs and more.

Move in with a suitcase! WISH provides fully furnished intern townhouses and apart-
ments in the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, near all the government buildings,
museums, shops, restaurants, theaters, and easy Metro access.

Hosting students from across the country and around the world, we are the community
behind the internship. You'll stay with other interns who are studying and working in
Washington, exploring the Nation's Capital and furthering their careers.

Come see the view from Capitol Hill!

Friday, April 08, 2011

Congratulations to P&G Majors Elected to Phi Beta Kappa!

The Puget Sound Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society has selected new members from the Puget Sound student body, and it's exciting for us to report that four of those new members are Politics and Government majors. Congratulations to
John Bacon, James Merrill, Daniel Miller, and Kammi Sheeler for their election to Phi Beta Kappa.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Workshop: From the Ground Up

Sunday, April 10 and Monday, April 11

Workshop to focus on ways in which "theory and practice" might come together to make better environmental policy through partnerships between academics and practitioners. In particular, the talk about the US-Mexico border on Monday and the discussion of research opportunities in Central America on Sunday evening might be of interest to some beyond those who are Environmental minors.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

PG 350 Iran/Israel for Fall 2011

We've added PG 350 for this fall: WF 2-320--

Arab Spring: tonight at 5 pm

Greetings everyone!

I would like to heartily invite you to an event celebrating the recent Arab country movements towards political freedom and democracy! Free and delicious food involved.

"The Arab Spring refers to the democratic movements throughout North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.The people have forced dictators in Tunisia and Egypt to step down. Demand for democratic reform is spreading throughout the region. Join us in celebrating the successes of the movements and showing our solidarity with those still fighting for democracy."

Please stop by the Rotunda at 5 PM tomorrow, sample North African food and music, and celebrate the Arab Spring!

Best Regards,
Jinshil Yi
President, Model UN Club of Puget Sound

Monday, April 04, 2011

Alum Book: Raising Cain

C. Mark Smith, Class of '61 and friend of the University (and PG Department!) has released his definitive work on former Tacoma mayor and US Senator Harry Cain. In Spring 2009 Arches published a shorter piece on Cain that Smith wrote for magazine, and now, after several years of work, the book has come to fruition. If you are interested, there are a couple of upcoming events:

First, the dedication of the Harry P. Cain Promenade in downtown Tacoma between the Murano Hotel and the Tacoma Convention Center: Friday, April 15 from 11:00 to 11:45 AM.

Second, the official book release party for this biography of Harry Cain will take place at the Main Branch of the Tacoma Public Library from 2:00 to 3:30 PM on Saturday, April 16.

If you want to know more about the book and Harry Cain the man (a colorful figure if ever there were one), check out the website for the book at From the site:

Senator Harry P. Cain of Washington defied the norm. Once seen as one of his state’s fastest-rising political stars, Cain’s personal convictions never allowed him to be comfortable in either political party for very long. Instead, he remained true to one paramount goal – supporting the rights of the individual.

Only thirty-four in 1940 when he was first elected mayor of Tacoma, Cain’s unpredictable and sometimes contradictory politics followed him to the U.S. Senate, the Subversive Activities Control Board during the Eisenhower Administration, and finally, even to the Miami-Dade County Commission in his adopted Florida.

In Raising Cain: The Life and Politics of Senator Harry P. Cain, C. Mark Smith takes us behind the apparent contradictions to reveal the core of Cain’s conservative-libertarian philosophy and his deeply held view that unless we are willing to fight to protect the rights of each American, the freedoms of all Americans are at risk. Nothing ever swayed Cain from that view. He stood nearly alone in opposing the internment of Japanese American citizens during World War II. He was an early supporter of voting rights for residents of Washington, DC. He worked for civil rights and community diversity in Miami. And in the controversy that ultimately destroyed his public career, Cain defied both his party and his president to fight for the civil liberties of thousands of Americans whose loyalty was questioned during the McCarthy era.

Raising Cain is both inspiring and thought-provoking. At one level, it profiles the life and politics of a fascinating and complicated man during a pivotal period of American history. On another, it raises questions for today’s citizens and policy makers. Despite the passage of years, Cain’s warning rings as true today as it did in 1955: “We can be safe and free at . . . the same time, but it is possible to become so safe that nobody can be free.”

Thanks, too, to Mark Smith for all his support for the Politics and Government Department over the past few years. We have had majors win the Cain Scholarship on campus, which Mark helped establish in the memory of Harry Cain. Politics comes full circle--

Friday, April 01, 2011

Three P&G Students Claim Summer Research Awards

As you may know, the University offers awards to students interested in doing summer research. The competition for the awards is stiff, and we are happy to report that three Politics and Government students have won support for their work!

Amanda Nicol will be working on "A New Approach to the Unitary Executive Theory," supervised by Professor Haltom.

Melanie Rieff will be working on "The Power to Resist: A Study of Dissdence Movements in Eastern Europe," supervised by Professor Kessel.

Peter Russell will be working on "The Tunisian Push for Democracy: How the Young Population Will Institutionalize the Revolution," supervised by Professor O'Neil.

Congratulations to Amanda, Melanie, and Peter!