Thursday, February 27, 2014

Fellowship to Fight Poverty Opportunity: Next Deadline March 21st

The REAL Change Organizing and Advocacy Fellowship to Fight Poverty

Why do 2.4 billion people live on less than $2 per day? Why are 1 in 5 children at risk of going to bed hungry in the richest nation on the plant? RESULTS’ mission is to create the public and political will to end poverty by empowering individuals to exercise their personal and political power for change. Become a REAL Change Fellow learn how to become a change maker who fights poverty at home and abroad.

We are looking for the next generation of young activists and leaders in fighting poverty at home and abroad. RESULTS will train and guide you to create personal relationships with policymakers in Congress and other branches of government. We’ll train and support you to speak powerfully and engage with the media and your community. RESULTS has proven over the past 33 years that when people like you use their voices effectively, we can make progress towards ending poverty.

As A REAL Change Fellow You Will:
  • Receive training and support over 12 months to become a powerful advocate for the end of poverty.
  • Learn how to lobby your member of Congress on everything from appropriations to global health initiatives like GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations).
  • Become a skilled organizer who mobilizes your community to fight poverty.
  • Attend the RESULTS International Conference (IC) featuring speakers like World Bank President Dr. Jim Kim.
  • Write pieces that get published in the media.
  • Start your own RESULTS chapter or help a local RESULTS chapter grow and thrive.

  • Passion for creating change and fighting poverty.
  • Ability to commit an average of 3-6 hours per week.
  • Commitment to join biweekly conference calls on Wednesday nights.
  • Preference given to those with past experience in student or community activism, political  campaigns, or other anti-poverty or social justice focused activities.
  • Be between the ages of 18 - 28 at the start of Fellowship.
  • Attend full RESULTS International Conference June 21 - 24, 2014, in Washington, DC. RESULTS will cover flights, hotels, and some meals. There is a $200 fee to cover certain activities which cannot be waived. RESULTS will provide resources to help Fellows fundraise the $200 fee.

Application Information:
  • Applications are due by 5 pm on Friday, March 21st. Admissions are rolling so applying early is encouraged.
  • Applications are available here:

Hartwig Memorial Internship Award Application - Due March 24, 2014

Dear Representatives of College Career Centers/Student Affairs/Political Science Departments:
I am pleased to announce the 17th annual Hartwig Memorial Internship Award.
Your school is one of the colleges and universities across the country whose students have been selected to participate in this year's essay competition, the winner of which will receive a $1,500 cash award to use during the tenure of an internship in Washington, DC.

Peter Hart, the founder of Hart Research Associates, established this award to honor the memory of Paul Frederick Hartwig, Ph.D. (1941-1997), former Union College professor of political science and senior vice president of Hart Research. Fred Hartwig believed that it was very important for young Americans to be introduced to the nation's capital, the seat of the federal government and democracy.  He believed that seeing and being a part of what goes on in Washington would enhance young people's appreciation for government, engage them in America's ongoing public conversations and debates, and result in their becoming more informed and involved citizens and leaders.  This internship award is designed to promote and support this experience among college students from all liberal arts disciplines.

The award is specifically for students who will intern in or around the nation's capital this summer.  While the student does not necessarily need to work on Capitol Hill or on a political campaign to qualify, the internship must be in the broad field of government, public policy, or politics.
If you know of a student or students who would be appropriate candidates, I encourage you to provide them with a copy of the attached application materials. The deadline for submitting an application is March 24, 2014.

On behalf of the entire selection committee, I look forward to honoring a deserving student this spring with the 17th annual Hartwig Memorial Internship Award.

David Drembus
Frederick Hartwig Memorial Internship

Harry Cain Scholarship: Deadline March 31

The Harry P. Cain Memorial Scholarship was established by friends and family of Harry Cain. A $1,000
scholarship will be awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student who plans to enter the field of
public administration or public service and who demonstrates the following:

 Deep commitment to service in the community, specifically to individuals in need and human rights.
 Proficiency in public speaking.
 Courage to publicly defend personal principles even if opposed by the majority.

Application can be found here:

Harry Cain was born in January 1906 in Nashville, Tennessee, and moved to Tacoma with his parents while very young. His interest in public administration came from his early education. Harry worked for Franklin Roosevelt’s election and become president of the local Young Democrats. He was elected Mayor of Tacoma in 1940, to serve a two-year unexpired term. In 1942 he won reelection by the largest majority ever given a mayoralty candidate in the city’s history. Because of WWII, he took a leave of absence and became a major in the U.S. Army. In 1945, with the war over, Harry won a seat in the U.S. Senate. After losing his Senate seat in 1952, Harry taught political science at Yale University and then moved to Florida to become commissioner for Dade County until losing his bid for reelection in 1976 at the age of 70. Harry continued to believe in and work for civil liberties until his death in 1979.

A major underpinning of his public service was his continual interest in individuals and their rights. He believed in causes, unpopular or not. Harry always said what he felt, whether or not it was in his political best interest. If he believed in something, he supported it without regard to the potential consequences. Because of this interest in helping the “underdog”, this scholarship is awarded to students who have a strong interest in the rights of individuals and a willingness to defend tough positions or causes. 

Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence 2014: Prague

Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence 2014! 
Call for Applications

Charles University in Prague and International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki, supported by the LSEE invite applications for the Second Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence in 2014, which will be organized between June 23 and July 4, 2014 at the Charles University in Prague.
The language of communication during the summer seminar will be English.

The first Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence was organized in Thessaloniki in 2013, with great success (for more information on last year’s program, visit the website). The Summer Seminar in Prague will focus on four distinct but interrelated topics: Violence and Genocide; Nationalism and Religion; Institutions and Politics; as well as Memory from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The seminar can be taken by both undergraduate and (post)graduate students as well as activists. It is led by international researchers from universities with excellent reputation such as Oxford, NYU or LSE targeting students and graduates of Political Science, History, Anthropology, International Relations, International Law, Journalism and other related disciplines. Visits to memorial sites, research centers and international institutions based in Prague will also be included.

Visit the Nationalism, Religion and Violence in Europe 2014 website for detailed information about the program.

Application Procedure:
Short curriculum vitae
Letter of Motivation
Proof of university enrollment or graduation
Proof of English language sufficiency

All applicants will be notified of admission decisions by e-mail, for more information please contact our staff at

Accommodation and fees Participation fees:
The tuition fees cost 750 Euros – due to April 15, 2014. Participants are free to choose accommodation from a variety of options, with prices starting from 370 Euros for the whole 2 weeks. Participants are responsible for their travel expenses and visa if necessary.

Discounts and fellowships:
20%: Charles University and International Hellenic University students and alumni Nationalism, Religion and Violence Summer School 2013 alumni
Additional funding: Merit / Financial Status Fellowship (a number of fellowships for travel, accommodation and the waiving of tuition fees are available based upon merit and financial need)

Participants who will enroll in English programs (PRAREAS) at the Charles University in the following year will receive a major discount in their Summer Course tuition fees or their MA tuition fees respectively. Best regards, Katerina Kralova Vice-Dean for International Relations Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies Institute of International Studies Charles University Prague

Prague Summer Program: Central Europe in the EU

Dear colleagues,

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 12th year of summer school program for university students in July 2014.

In July 12 - 23, 2014 the summer school under a title "Central Europe in the EU - 10 Years After" will take place in Prague.

You can find further details on our homepage or you can see the promotion leaflet at

We would greatly appreciate if you could help us spread this information among your colleagues, students and friends. Thank you in advance for your kind help.

Best regards, Radomir Spok
Director of European Summer School 2014
EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy
 Rytirska 31 CZ-11000 Praha 1

Why do an internship now?

...because you're less likely to wind up having to do one after you graduate.  Fair warning --Prof. O'Neil

"For Interns, All Work and No Payoff"

Intern with the GAO in Seattle and beyond--

GAO does lots of cool stuff.  Great internship.  Find out more here:

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) supports the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities to legislate, appropriate, and oversee the Federal government for the benefit of the American people. The GAO, commonly referred to as the investigative arm of Congress, or the congressional watchdog, is independent and nonpartisan. The GAO assists Congress in making informed decisions by providing information on policy and program issues, as well as by providing recommendations to make government more effective and responsive.
 GAO seeks non-paid student volunteers to encourage interest in public service careers and provide valuable work experience.  As a non-paid volunteer, a student will gain first-hand experience with GAO’s work environment, learn about the federal government and perform a variety of tasks related to supporting GAO activities.
Student volunteers may work during the school year and/or during summer or school vacation periods. The nature of the  volunteer assignment as well as the work schedule will be established once on-board.
Please note that the specific duties and responsibilities associated with this position will vary based on the team or office assignments.  The following list is intended to provide applicants with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities.
  • Plan and complete work assignments on time
  • Collect and analyze relevant information
  • Prepare quality draft documents
  • Communicate relevant and accurate information, clearly and concisely during formal or informal  meetings
  • Collaborate with others to accomplish goals
  • Contribute to team efforts.
  • Use various enterprise tools and technology to prepare and share documents
  • Provide essential support such as arranging meetings, taking notes, responding to routine inquiries

The Fund for American Studies DC Internships

Since 1967, The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) has been a leader in educating young people from around the world in the fundamental principles of American democracy and our free market system. TFAS has been the launching pad for over 13,000 students who have participated in our programs in Washington, DC and around the world in Asia, Europe and South America. Alumni of our program are leaders in government, business, the media and nonprofit sector.

Washington, DC Programs

  • Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems – for students wanting to pursue careers in public policy, economics and government service.
  • Institute on Economics and International Affairs – for students interested in a career in the foreign service, international affairs, or multi-national NGOs.
  • Institute on Political Journalism – for students interested in a career in journalism, communications and public relations.
  • Institute on Business and Government Affairs – for students interested in a career in lobbying, trade associations and government affairs offices.
  • Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service – for students interested in careers in the nonprofit sector, direct service and fundraising.
  • Capital Semester – for students who are interested in a spending a full semester in Washington, DC.
  • Legal Studies Institute – for first and second year law students looking to add a DC experience to their legal portfolio.
While participating in the undergraduate Washington, DC programs, students live in on-campus housing at George Washington University or in furnished apartments in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Each student takes 6-9 credit hours in courses at George Mason University in addition to interning 30-35 hours per week. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in our Mentor Program, attend site briefings, visit D.C. landmarks, sit in on professional development seminars, and meet top experts in their field.

International Programs

  • Asia – Asia Institute for Political Economy (Hong Kong)
  • Europe – American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (Prague)
  • South America – Institute for Leadership in the Americas (Chile)
Our International Programs are cross-cultural academic experiences bringing together students from around the world.  More information can be found on these programs at
While TFAS is headquartered in Washington, DC, additional continuing education programs are available to alumni around the country in addition to regional conferences for donors, professors and other students throughout the year.
For additional information about The Fund for American Studies, please

Hudson Institute, National Bureau of Asian Research, White House: Allen Smith '13

An interesting letter from Allen Smith '13; while he doesn't mention it below, he's parlayed these experiences into a White House internship that he's currently doing.  Questions? Contact Professor Fields for more details. 

Dear Puget Sound students:

My name is Allen Smith. I graduated in May 2013 with a degree in International Relations, and I have been asked to share my some of my post-graduate experience. I have held two part-time research internships with different think tanks simultaneously, as well as a part time job. It was a lot to balance, but I found the experience rewarding and not unlike balancing upper-level classes.

My first internship was with a think tank based in Seattle called the National Bureau of Asian Research. It is much smaller than a normal think tank, and operates on an outsourcing model of scholarship. Rather having a stable group of in-house scholars to publish articles and pieces, the NBR has the bulk of its research done by outside scholars from around the world. This gives its publications a broader and more global perspective, rather than a specific niche in the spectrum of think tanks.

So what was my role? I was a Research and Operations intern, reporting directly to the Vice President of Research and Operations. I did a little bit of everything: I researched potential topics for roundtables and other pieces, found scholars who could contribute to a specific piece, answered phone calls at the front desk, and helped with events held by the NBR. I also generated various ways to visualize data from the NBR's online database of metrics from different states, culminating in some final designs that may be implemented on a permanent basis. Lastly, I provided research and editorial assistance to the Vice President whenever he would write pieces for publication.

Overall, the experience taught me a lot about how a think tank operates on a day-to-day basis, even a slightly unorthodox one. I would recommend this internship for people who want this experience, or who want to see the kind of work required in a serious policy environment.

My second internship was with another policy shop, the Center for Political and Military Analysis at the Hudson Institute. The Hudson is based in D.C., but one of their researchers runs a non-resident research internship. Essentially, you select or are given a topic to research, and then you are responsible for producing a 25-30 page research paper by a deadline. If your work is used by the Hudson, you will be credited accordingly. The topics available for me to choose from were very diverse, and anyone with an interest in security, proliferation, or military issues would have a bevy of topics to choose from.

This internship was great for me because it exposed me to a standard of professional research and writing that is not grade dependent. Either my work was good enough, or it wasn't. My research and writing skills grew a lot through this process, and I received good feedback from my superior.

Balancing both internships was a challenge, and there were times where I thought I would have to sacrifice one or the other. But, as so often happens, when we push our limits, we can discover some surprising results. I made it through both internships with nary a scratch, and I am much the better for it.

If you'd like to learn more about these think tanks or their internships, you can visit their websites here: (Look under "Center for Political-Military Analysis Interns)

Best Wishes and Good Luck,

Allen Smith

A thank you note is not enough

Perhaps a bit intense, but a good piece on how to follow up on an interview.  HT: Chad Harper

"Don’t let anyone convince you that employers don’t care about thank-you notes after job interviews. Good business people value courtesy and follow-up. But you can take a thank-you note a step further: Fill it with help and expertise.

For example: “Thanks for the stimulating discussion. Each time we talk, I’m more intrigued and excited about the prospect of working with you. In the meantime, you might be interested in this article I ran across. It’s on the subject of xyz, and I think some of these ideas might be applied to the challenge you’re facing that we discussed in our meeting. Best regards." more at the link above.

Congrats to Professor Share: New Downtown Mountain Boys CD!

The Downtown Mountain Boys, the hot Seattle-based bluegrass band in which our own Don Share plays guitar and croons about trains, has released a new CD, "Heartland."  The band's first recording, "Big Darlin'" was extremely well-received and it's hard to believe that the band could produce something as good or better, but it has.  This is a truly terrific recording.  Catch the Downtown Mountain Boys at Wintergrass!  

Monday, February 24, 2014

Teach and get a Masters China...

I am not personally familiar with this program so due diligence is necessary.   Prof. O'Neil

This is a Master's degree program that incorporates one-year salaried English teaching positions in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Kunming and their neighboring cities. Compensation details are shown below.

You will have three concentrations to choose from: International Business, International Education and International Development. International Education and International Business students will be placed in Shanghai, Hangzhou and the nearby cities. International Development students will be placed in Kunming, southwest part of China and are expected to participate in local development projects.

Program at a glance:

  • Academic degree program (MA degree) with Concordia University Irvine
  • Concurrent China employment with full benefits (teaching English or teaching a subject of your strength in English)
  • Cities to work at in China: Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Kunming and other cities
  • Three concentrations to choose from: International Business, International Education and International Development
  • Accelerated program: 12-18 months to complete
  • One summer semester on US campus, with the rest of the semesters in China
  • Supervision and support from our representative office in China
  • TESOL certificate awarded before going to China
  • No prior Mandarin language skills required (proficient Mandarin-speaking applicants will benefit by opting out of the Mandarin course, though)
  • Cohort-based program that starts every June
  • Networking opportunities and more
  • Field thesis research in China
  • No GRE/GMAT required

Desired Skills and Experience
Ideal applicants:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree before cohort start in June, 2014;
  • Have a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Are native English speakers or equivalent
  • Background clearance by FBI or equivalent for teaching/ interacting with students
  • Desire to teach in a new cultural settings
  • Are prepared to learn, serve, and lead
  • Possess cultural sensitivity, responsibility, diligence, resilience, independence, and ethical character

How to apply:

  • To apply, please go to:
  • To request additional info, please go to:
  • For more info, visit our website at: or call T: 949 214 3376
  • Application Deadline: March 1st, 2014. Please submit your application and your application materials as soon as possible so when you are accepted you could be ready for job placement starting in March/April.

History Event on Ukraine - Wed 2/26, 12-1 p.m. in WY 307

From: Benjamin Tromly
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2014 12:36 PM
To: David J Sousa
Subject: history event on Ukraine

Dear Prof. Sousa,
This is Ben Tromly in History. On this Wednesday from 12-1, Seth Weinberger and I will be talking about the situation in Ukraine in Wyatt 307. Coffee and  light refreshments will be offered. I thought I should let you know in case you want to inform your majors about this event.
Best wishes,
Ben Tromly

Friday, February 21, 2014

University gets ten Bitcoins...

From Fast Company:

Nicolas Cary, CEO of the Bitcoin wallet Blockchain, has donated 14.5 Bitcoins, worth $10,000, to the University of Puget Sound, the school announced Wednesday. A recipient of scholarships and loans, Cary graduated in 2007 with a bachelor's from Puget Sound's Business Leadership Program, and his donation goes toward the university's campaign to raise $125 million to support financial aid, academic programs, research, facilities, and other initiatives. The school has raised more than $109 million since 2007.

When Cary contacted his alma mater about making a Bitcoin donation, the school wasn't prepared to accept it. Sherry Mondou, vice president for finance and administration, said even donations in foreign currencies were rare for the university...

Read more here.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Career Fair February 20. YOU SHOULD ATTEND...

What do Google, KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle, Peace Corps, and Congressman Denny Heck have in common?
Each of these organizations recruits students from a wide range of majors, and all will be present at the Career Fair next week, along with over 20 others!

Whether students are actively job seeking or just browsing for ideas and practicing their professional demeanor—the Career Fair provides a key career development opportunity.
The Career Fair is Thursday, Feb. 20, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in WSC Marshall Hall.

While most organizations seek staff with excellent critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills, here are a few that may particularly appeal to students with an interest in cultural, political, or international issues:

·         Congressman Denny Heck
·         Northwest Leadership Foundation
·         Peace Corps
·         Rebuilding Together South Sound
·         Seattle City Light
·         Social Security Administration
·         Tacoma Public Utilities
·         University of Puget Sound

How can students make the most of their Fair experience?
·         Familiarize yourself with the organizations that are attending: Career Fair Participant List
·         Use CES’ special all-day Drop-in schedule on Wednesday, Feb. 19 for quick resume reviews and last-minute questions.
·         Sign up for a pre-printed nametag to speed your entry into the Fair.
·         New this year! Visit the CES LinkedIn Photo Booth at the Fair to have a professional-looking headshot taken for your LinkedIn profile.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

2/27: Council on Foreign Relations Conference Call on China and Natural Resources

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you to participate in the next session of the Winter/Spring 2014 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Thursday, February 27, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM in WY 326. Elizabeth C. Economy, CFR's C.V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies, will discuss how China's quest for natural resources is changing the world.

Dr. Economy has published widely on both Chinese domestic and foreign policy. Her most recent book, coauthored with Michael Levi, is "By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World." She is also the author of "The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future," which was named one of the top fifty sustainability books in 2008 by the University of Cambridge, won the 2005 International Convention on Asia Scholars Award for the best social sciences book published on Asia, and was listed as one of the top ten books of 2004 by the Globalist as well as one of the best business books of 2010 by Booz Allen Hamilton's "strategy+business" magazine. Dr. Economy also coedited "China Joins the World: Progress and Prospects and The Internationalization of Environmental Protection." She has testified before Congress on numerous occasions, and regularly consults for U.S. government agencies and companies. Dr. Economy is vice chair of the World Economic Forum's global agenda council on the future of China and serves on the board of the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development. She writes about topics involving China on CFR's Asia Program blog, "Asia Unbound."

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

1) Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi, "By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World," Introduction, Oxford University Press, January 2014 (I will email this to those who RSVP).

2) Elizabeth C. Economy, "China's Environmental Future: The Power of the People," McKinsey Quarterly, June 2013.

3) Elizabeth C. Economy, "Asia Unbound," Blog,

If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP to me at ASAP.
Hope to see you there!
Seth Weinberger

Lecture by Steven Green, Professor at Toyo University, Japan

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wikipedian-in-Residence - Open House TODAY 4-5:30p

Please encourage students to attend this Open House.  It is an excellent opportunity for a professional work experience that will benefit Puget Sound students and faculty and provide valuable skills to a student interested in research, open Internet resources, and our Puget Sound Collections.

This year the fellowship is for a Wikipedian-in-Residence.  This is an exciting opportunity for one of our students to dig through Archives & Special Collections material to write and edit Wikipedia articles about our holdings and link our collections to relevant Wikipedia articles.  Many museums and libraries around the country have explored similar projects with a significant increase in online and physical usage for their archival and special collections material.  We hope that this student will also organize a few public events around using our resources and becoming a Wikipedian.

Below is a flyer about our open house and here is link to the website.  Please feel free to share this with faculty and students.  

Come learn more about this year’s project and
explore the collections at our Open House! 

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Collins Library Room 211

Through Wikipedia's GLAM-Wiki project the Wikipedian in Residence will increase access to
the Archives & Special Collections holdings and services while strengthening the relationship
between the Archives & Special Collections and the Wikipedia community.

March 10, 2014 – Application Due.       April 8, 2014 – Awards announced.
A stipend of $3,250 will be provided, based on 350 hours completed over the course of the summer

For more information contact Katie Henningsen at