Sunday, October 28, 2012

Robert P. Jones Speaks on the Shifting Role of Religion in American Politics

Free! But get tickets. Thurs. Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Fresh after the excitement of the U.S. election on November 6, leading scholar and commentator Robert P. Jones will give a talk offering his views on the role that religion played in the political outcome.

For more information:

Friday, October 26, 2012


P&G students who will be seniors next year might be interested in when senior seminars will be offered in 2013-2014. 

The Comparative Politics Seminar will be offered in FALL, TTh 930-1050 by Professor O’Neil.

The Political Theory Seminar will be offered in FALL, Wednesdays from 4-7 by Professor Kessel.

The US Politics Seminar will be offered in SPRING, on Wednesdays from 4-7 by Professor Sousa.

The International Relations Seminar will be offered in SPRING, Wednesdays from 4-7 by Professor Weinberger.

Monday, October 22, 2012

To all Politics & Government, Economics, and International Political Economy Faculty:

Do students often ask you “What can I do with my degree?” Alumni are a great resource to help students envision a future beyond Puget Sound. Urge your students to use the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Network database to research career paths and attend ASK Night on Thursday, Oct. 25 to meet alumni in person!

Also, we invite you to join us at ASK Night to connect with alumni in attendance. Students tell us they’d like faculty there to facilitate introductions, and we welcome your participation.

Whether you attend or not, do you know alumni who your current students should get to know? Help ensure that students can easily connect with graduates from your department—search the ASK Network for alumni you know and invite them to join if they are not already members! The ASK Network search page is located on your CES Resources Exclusively for Faculty menu in Cascade.

Below is information about ASK Night; please forward it to your students.

Wondering what you can do with your major? Learn about possible career paths and begin building your professional network by attending ASK Night on Thursday, Oct. 25. Connect with alumni from your same major:
Andrea Tull ’02, Government Relations/Public Affairs for MultiCare Health System
T’wina Franklin ’06, Co-Owner of Ladies First, an in-school program dedicated to empowering young women
Fred Hoheim ’58, Insurance Association Executive Director
Ian Shantz ’07, International Programs Coordinator at NorthWest Student Exchange
Nicholas Vasilius ’07, Corporate Finance at PACCAR
Ed Wilder ’86, Financial Advisor
Russell Knight ’05, Attorney
Leslie Brown (Skinner) ’92, Attorney
Dave Wescott ’94, Microsoft Media/Technology attorney
Eric Grouse ’98,—Kindle, Senior Corporate Counsel (Eric previously worked for the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program.)
Erin Carlson ’04, Peace Corps Recruiting

Please join these alumni, and others at:
Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Night 2012
Thursday, Oct. 25: drop by anytime between 7:00 and 8:30 p.m.
Wheelock Marshall Hall

Friday, October 19, 2012

Watch It Live! Romney Vs Obama

Monday, October 22 @ 6 pm
McIntyre 103
Doors open at 5:45


A discussion with the University of Puget Sound Debate Team will follow!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Web chat with State Department UPS alum 10/23/12

Organizing for America Field Organizer position available

Organizing for America (OFA), the Obama Campaign, is looking to bring on some Deputy Field Organizers for the next two and a half weeks.  The DFO will be matched up with a campaign Field Organizer to help coordinate the Get Out the Vote program during the last couple weeks of the campaign.  This is an excellent opportunity to get a lot of experience on a national campaign and with grassroots organizing in a short amount of time.  The available positions will be in King County, and reliable transportation will be essential, however exceptions will be made. There will be a minimum weekly time commitment of 40-50 hours and plenty of opportunity to work more.  The compensation will be work experience, references, and $1,000.  Feel free to pass this along to any interested alumni or students.

Céad Nardie-Warner
Adam Smith for Congress

U.S. Department of State Student Experience Program 11/2/12

We are still accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Student Experience Program (formerly known as the U.S. Department of State Internship Program Spring/Summer/Fall).
Click here ( to go directly to USAJobs to start the Gateway to State online application. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is November 2, 2012.
This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America’s principle foreign affairs agency.
The unpaid internships are available at many of the over 265 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in – and with – Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America’s diplomatic efforts.
As a Student Experience intern, you may have the opportunity to:
  • Participate in meetings with senior level U.S. government or foreign government officials;
  • Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policy makers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives;
  • Help organize and support events, including international and/or multi-lateral meetings and conferences on critical global issues;
  • Contribute to the management and administration of the Department of State and America’s foreign policy; and
  • Engage directly with U.S. or foreign audiences to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society.
So consider spending your summer 2013 with the U.S. Department of State, witnessing and participating in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. You’ll not only have an experience of a lifetime, you may even earn educational credit.*
* Applicants who are selected for a U.S. Department of State Student Experience can contact the selecting bureau, or the central Student Programs office, if they require further details about the program to support their request for academic credit.

Please visit http://careers.state.gove/students/programs for more information about the Student Experience Program, and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is November 2, 2012.

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.
Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Engage on the website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.

Master's Degree in Science & Technology Policy at ASU

Dear Dr. Patrick O'Neil,

I am writing as the Director of an exciting master¹s degree in Science and Technology Policy at Arizona State University (ASU).  The program is set up to be completed in 12 to 16 months as a full time student, or it may also be completed as a part-time student over a longer period of time.

As a benefit to students who are residents of Western States, we can now offer this degree to a limited number of students in Western states at in-state tuition rates through the tuition reciprocity agreement of the WICHE Western Regional Graduate Program (

Now in its forth year, this degree is offered through the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, ranked in 2011 as the #1 university-based science and technology think tank in the US. Students have the opportunity to work with 22 of the field¹s top faculty in a program with a 1-to-1 student-faculty ratio.

Graduates of the program are positioned to work in the private or public sector in many fields: energy, information technology, health and biomedicine, environment, space, research and development, science writing, science communication, and many more. Students in the program have done internships at the White House, some of the world¹s largest technology firms, state public utility commissions, healthcare administration, and more. All students spend two weeks in a special capstone workshop in Washington, DC, learning from and interacting with national leaders in science and technology policy.

Interested students may find out more at: They may also contact Andra Williams ( for further information about the degree or about the Western Regional Graduate Program tuition-reciprocity arrangements. For Fall 2013 admission, applications for the program must be received by March 1, 2013 to allow time for application processing.  Students admitted into the degree program must apply to ASU for the Western Regional Graduate Program tuition reduction plan by June 1, 2013.

I would very much appreciate it if you would be willing to forward this email to students in your program.  Copies of the front and back of our current postcard are included below my signature.


Clark Miller
Associate Director, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes
Arizona State University

ASK Night 10/25/12

Dear Faculty Members,

Alumni from the fields of law, education, health care, science, technology, marketing, music, and more will be at Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Night this Thursday, Oct. 25, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Marshall Hall.

Please encourage your students to attend ASK Night to connect one on one with alumni who want to share advice about life during and beyond Puget Sound. It’s the friendliest night of networking they are likely to encounter, and it only happens once a year!

Thank you for all you do to help connect students to career-related events and resources.

Kim McDowell
Director, Career and Employment Services

Get to know CES people and resources.

Puget Sound students work. Connect with one today!
Alumni-to-student career connections:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Killam Fellowship Study Abroad Scholarships deadline 1/31/13


Study in Canada Scholarships

-$10,000 tuition full year
- $5,000 tuition one semester
-$500 health insurance allowance
-$800 in-country travel allowance
-3 day orientation visit to Ottawa
-3 day spring seminar in Washington DC

-may attend ANY Canadian university and
study in ANY field

Application Deadline 31 January 2013

up to 20 scholarships awarded

2012-13 Killam Fellows

Jenny Miller / University of Washington to Western University
Jay Barlow / Whitman College to University of Alberta
Amanda Elder / Portland State University to University of Alberta

Applications & Information

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Watch It Live in McIntyre 103 (larger venue)! Thursday, Oct 11 at 6p

Vice Presidential Smackdown
Round 2:
Foreign and Domestic Policy

Hosted by the Political Science Student Association
Sponsored by the Department of Politics & Government

Charlie Wilson's War

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Central Intelligence Agency Recruiter at Puget Sound

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
5-6:00 p.m. in Wyatt 109

Interested in a career with the CIA? Lead recruiter Maya H. will be on campus to provide an overview of the application process, talk about what it's like to work for the agency, and answer your questions.

 Career opportunities exist for all majors. The CIA website includes career paths in the following areas:

-          Analysis (Economics, Counterterrorism, Leadership, Intelligence, Political Analysis, etc.)

-          Business, IT & Security

-          Clandestine Service

-          Language

-          Science, Engineering & Technology

Internships are also available in these areas.

Want to prepare for this visit? Spend some quality time researching the<> and<> websites so you'll have good questions for Maya and make the best impression with your knowledge of the application process and available roles.

Any questions? Contact Ben Bradley<>, Manager of Employer Relations and Job Development in Career and Employment Services. He’s happy to help you prepare for the meeting and clarify any points you may have.

CFR Conference Call: The 2012 Elections and Foreign Policy, 10/10/12

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Professor Seth Weinberger invites you to participate in the next session of the Fall 2012 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Wednesday, October 10, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM in the Misner Room of Collins Library. James M. Lindsay, CFR's senior vice president, director of studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg chair, will discuss how foreign policy is playing in the U.S. presidential election.        

Prior to returning to CFR in 2009, Dr. Lindsay was the inaugural director of the University of Texas at Austin's Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, where he held the Tom Slick chair for international affairs at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. From 2003 to 2006, he was vice president, director of studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg chair at CFR. Dr. Lindsay previously served as deputy director and senior fellow in the foreign policy studies program at the Brookings Institution. From 1987 until 1999, he was a professor of political science at the University of Iowa. From 1996 to 1997, Dr. Lindsay was director for global issues and multilateral affairs on the staff of the National Security Council.

As background for the discussion, you may wish to review the following materials:                   

1) James M. Lindsay, "Foreign Policy and the Obama-Romney Race," Interview with Bernard Gwertzman,, September 7, 2012.                              
2) Campaign 2012: The Candidates and the World, Blog, Council on Foreign Relations.            
3) James M. Lindsay, The Water's Edge, Blog, Council on Foreign Relations.                                               

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Professor Weinberger ( as soon as possible.

Hope to see you there…

Sex and Religion in the 2012 Elections

12-1 P.M. - Wyatt 226 - Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Monday, October 08, 2012

On-Campus Screening of Half the Sky on Monday, October 8

Inspired by The New York Times best-selling book by the same name, this documentary follows authors Kristof and Wu Dunn and a number of celebrity activists as they travel through 10 countries struggling with issues of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and high rates of maternal mortality.  Like the book, this film advocates that the best way to tackle global poverty and address these poverty-related problems is to empower women.  

This event is co-sponsored by the P&G department, VAVA, and Amnesty International.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Grad Admissions Forum--International Affairs – Monday, October 29

From: James Donnen
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 8:46 AM

I invite you to circulate the announcement below to your undergraduates or alumni who may be interested in an advanced degree in international affairs.
The Graduate Forum in Seattle, part of a series of admission fairs organized by APSIA each fall (see, should provide a valuable opportunity for prospective students in our region.

A flier for duplication and posting is attached.  If appropriate, I would appreciate your forwarding this message to other campus departments whose students may benefit.  Thanks very much for your help.

                        James Donnen, University of Washington
                        Jackson School of International Studies
                        (Coordinators for 2012 Seattle Fair)

                OCTOBER 29, 2012
                6:00-8:00 PM
                STUDENT CENTER, ROOM 160
                SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

On Monday, October 29, the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) will conduct a campus forum on graduate education in international affairs at Seattle University.

Admissions officers from participating schools will be at the Seattle University Student Center from 6:00 to 8:00 pm to distribute literature on their schools and answer questions from prospective applicants. Many of the top graduate programs in international affairs will be represented; as of today, 15 APSIA schools plan to attend.

There is no admission fee, and reservations are not required.  Attendees are encouraged to register, however, by visiting the APSIA website ( and clicking on the "Details" link by the Seattle listing.

Schools attending (10/1/2012):

         American University
         Columbia University
         Georgetown University
         The George Washington University
         Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
         Harvard University
         The Johns Hopkins University
         Texas A&M University
         University of Denver
         University of Maryland
         University of Michigan
         University of Pittsburgh
         University of Southern California
         Tufts University
         University of Washington

   James Donnen                     |    University of Washington
   Director of Student Services     |    Seattle, WA  98195  USA
   Jackson School of Int'l Studies  |    Ph: (206) 543-6001   Fax: 616-3170
   Box 353650                     |    E-mail:

Council on Hemispheric Affairs Internships

For more than 30 years, the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), a major tax-exempt, nonprofit, and nonpartisan national research and information organization, has offered internships in Washington in the fields of U.S., Latin American, and Canadian relations. These internships provide practical, entry level experience regarding a variety of political, economic, diplomatic, and trade issues. They also provide young scholars with excellent exposure to the policy making process. COHA seeks highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students as well as those who have already earned degrees. During its existence, nearly 1,000 successful candidates have interned in COHA’s Washington office.

COHA internships, which are available throughout the year, are entirely voluntary and are highly competitive (with summer positions being the most sought after). Schedules for the 18-week internships (14 weeks for the summer internships) can be arranged to meet the individual’s needs, although full-time and full-term applicants are given preference in the selection process. Interns play an integral role in COHA’s activities, which include the following: issuing statements and providing commentary to the print and electronic media; submitting articles on hemispheric issues to regional and national media; monitoring human rights and press freedom violations; promoting constructive U.S. policy initiatives; formulating viable alternatives that seek a diplomatic rather than a military solution to disputes; attending briefings by visiting Latin American dignitaries; and surveying legislation focused on social justice and the expansion of authentic democratic institutions.

Intern candidates should have some knowledge and/or interest in U.S.-Latin American affairs or international relations and should display impressive research and writing skills. Proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese is desired, though experience in journalism, English, or one of the social sciences may be substituted for the normal background requirements. Ideal internship candidates should be highly motivated and will be expected to show initiative and a capacity for innovation.

COHA’s downtown Washington office is located in the prestigious Dupont Circle area, a fast-paced and highly professional yet congenial area. Former interns have had their by-lined work published in various COHA publications as well as in the Congressional Record and the opinion pages of newspapers across the world including the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Times, and many others (see our online cite page for examples). COHA internships are highly respected by the Washington policy-making community for their rigor and valuable learning experience. Former COHA interns have gained prominent positions in journalism, the Foreign Service, and congressional offices as well as admittance to some of the most prestigious professional schools in the country.

Application Process
Please send a completed internship application form, along with a resume, cover letter and a brief writing sample (two pages), to COHA. Also arrange for an official transcript (photocopies are acceptable) and two letters of recommendations to be mailed. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but positions tend to be filled quickly; it is advised that you apply several months prior to your desired starting date. Applications may be addressed to our Intern Coordinator and sent via:

Council on Hemispheric Affairs
1250 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 1C
Washington, D.C. 20036
Fax: (202) 223-4979
for more information, go to

National Park Community Outreach Coordinator position

Community Outreach Coordinator 
 DOI, National Park Service, St. Louis
Work for America! Be the first Community Outreach Coordinator for the National Park Service in St. Louis. The position requires experience in researching and developing interpretive and/or education programs related to specified themes and goals. In order to implement programs, experience is required in developing, fostering and maintaining partnerships with other organizations. These partnerships help enhance, fund, promote and implement programming opportunities. This is a term position (1 year, not to exceed 4 years). Annual salary range is $57,408 to $74,628. View the full announcement and application information at

Friday, October 05, 2012

Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellows Program

ANNOUNCEMENT: PhD Fellowships for Underrepresented Minorities Interested in Health Policy and Social Sciences
Vanderbilt University has partnered with Meharry Medical College to establish the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellows Program.  The RWJF Health Policy Fellows Program seeks to increase the participation of underrepresented groups throughout the nation in the development, implementation, and analysis of health policy.  RWJF Health Policy Fellows receive a PhD in social science (Sociology, Economics, or Political Science) from Vanderbilt University and a certificate in Health Policy Studies from Meharry Medical College.  This highly prestigious program offers generous funding packages for graduate students which include a fully paid tuition award for five years of study, a $31,000 per year stipend for five years, and health insurance for five years.

The application deadline for fall semester 2013 admission is January 15, 2013.  For more information, see or contact Cindy D. Kam, Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University at


Monday, October 01, 2012

Watch it Live! Wednesday, October 3 @ 6 pm in Wyatt 313


Free Pizza!!

Hosted by the Political Science Student Association
Sponsored by the Department of Politics and Government

NOTE:    "Charlie Wilson's War" has been cancelled. To be rescheduled ASAP.