[Soasiastudents] NWSA Net Bulletin 01.22.2008
antaara at u.washington.edu
Tue Jan 22 12:25:36 PST 2008
1. Tuesday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Elliott Bay Book Company : 101 S. Main St. Seattle.
Co-presented with the South Asia Center, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
Tahmima Anam presents her book A Golden Age. This first of a projected trilogy is set against the backdrop of Bangladesh's war for independence from Pakistan in 1971, all worked through the story of a family caught up in the upheaval this conflict wrought.
2. January 23 Performing Arts of Asia Educator Workshop. 4:30 - 7:30 PM, Seattle Times Building, 1120 John Street, Seattle, WA 98109.
Speakers: Dr. Laurie Sears, Sarah Lin Bhatia, Simon Shaheen and Sarah Loudon. This evening workshop will feature discussions on modern day puppeteers in Indonesia by UW History Professor Laurie Sears; the Silk Road's influence on China's music and dance by East Asia Resource Center Outreach Coordinator Sarah Lin Bhatia; an introduction and demonstration of the oud by composure and performer Simon Shaheen, and an overview of the Performing Arts of Asia curriculum guide by arts educator Sarah Loudon. The cost of registration is $20, . For more information or to register for the workshop, please visit http://jsis.washington.edu/eacenter/exploringasia/workshops.htm or call the East Asia Center at (206) 543-6938.
This event is sponsored by Seattle Times Newspapers In Education series and the Asia Outreach Centers and the Center for Global Studies of the UW Jackson School.
3. January 23 3:00-4:30pm- Loew Hall 106.
"Pro-human rights but anti-poor?
Rethinking the Indian Supreme Court through a social movement analysis".
This draws on a recently published article by Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA
Associate Professor of Law and Development, Department of Urban Studies and Planning:
4. February 13, 6:30 pm onwards
Former US Ambassador to Pakistan Wendy Chamberlin, in collaboration with the World Affairs Council, presents a talk on Pakistan's present and post-election possibilities, "Pakistan's Best Chance".
Special rates for students and WAC members. For further information and registration call (206) 441-5910.
5. February 29 - March 1. SACPAN 2008 CONFERENCE, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, VANCOUVER, BC
The South Asian Conference of the Pacific Northwest will have its annual 2008 Conference at Vancouver, BC from February 29 - March 1 2008. The Graduate Student Conference will be held on March 29.
1. India Association of Western Washington Fellowships
For the Study of South Asia
for 2008-2009 academic year
The South Asia Center is pleased to announce the sixth annual competition for the awarding of the India Association of Western Washington Scholarships.
This competition is open to all University of Washington students who are South Asia majors or who have demonstrated an interest in South Asia as defined below.
Two awards will be made, each in the amount of $1000, for support of the awardee's studies during the 2008-2009 academic year. For more information visit http://jsis.washington.edu/soasia/IAWWSchol.shtml
2. The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its Summer 2008 and academic year 2008-2009 language programs in India. All academic year applicants should have the equivalent of two years of prior language study.The second-year summer Hindi program will be geared to both undergraduates and graduates, and will be appropriate for students who may not necessarily be interested in an academic career.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2008.
Applications are available at the AIIS office, Foster 412, 1130 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Phone: 773-702-8638.
Email: aiis at uchicago.edu. Applications can also be downloaded from the AIIS web site at http://www.indiastudies.org.
3. American Institute of Pakistant Studies Fellowships 2008-2009
Fellowships are now available.
Application deadline on February 1, 2008.Applications are invited for research fellowships at the pre- or post-doctoral level for projects lasting two to nine months. The amount of the stipends will be comparable to Fulbright Awards and will be determined by the Fellowships Committee based on availability of funds and current rates as defined by the U S State Department.
See http://www.pakistanstudies-aips.org/English/fellowships.htm for more details.
4. The American Institute of Afghanistan Studies
2008 John F. Richards Fellowship Program
The American Institute of Afghanistan Studies (AIAS) invites applications for support of short term research or other scholarly projects that will advance the knowledge of Afghanistan. Applicants should be at the post-doctoral level or have equivalent professional experience. The Fellowship will support work focusing on any aspect of Afghanistan studies, but cannot currently be used within, or for travel to, Afghanistan. The maximum award for each fellowship will be $6500. The application deadline is April 1, 2008 with an anticipated award date of May 1, 2008. The project or research must be completed by October 1, 2008. Eligibility is limited to US citizens and permanent residents.
For application and additional information, please go to http://www.bu.edu/aias/fellowships.html or contact AIAS at aias at bu.edu.
1. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SOUTH ASIA LANGUAGE & AREA CENTER
The University of Chicago is searching for an Associate Director to work with the University's thriving Title VI Center, the South Asia Language and Area Center (SALAC), as well as its Committee for Southern Asian Studies (COSAS). The position would suit someone with a BA/MA background in South Asian studies with at least three years of suitable administrative experience. Full details of the position and information on how to apply are available at https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/ [job requisition # 078263]. We will begin with interviewing candidates soon after January 31, 2008.
2. Research Associate (Program Officer) - South Asia / Southeast Asia.
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent non-partisan institution established by Congress to increase the nation's peacebuilding capacity, seeking a person to serve as a Research Associate (Program Officer) with a specialization in South Asia or Southeast Asia. The incumbent will conceive, design and implement projects relating to the prevention, management, and resolution of conflict in South or Southeast Asia (e.g. India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, the Philippines).
The successful candidate will have either a PhD with some post-doctoral relevant experience or an MA with at least three years of relevant experience. Interested candidates should submit a resume including recent salary history to:
Email to: vacancies+200819 at usip.org
Fax to: 202-833-1019
USIP Vacancy No. 200819
1200 17th Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Visiting Scholar Announcement
Short Term Visiting Scholars for 2008 to UW Invited to Apply. Details at http://jsis.washington.edu/soasia/employ.shtml
1. New Perspectives in South Asian Research
The Fifth Annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference
The University of Chicago
The fifth annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference at the University of Chicago will be held on April 11th and
Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes in length. Please
send abstracts and/or proposals of no longer than 250 words
to Dwaipayan Sen (sen at uchicago.edu) by November 15th, 2007.
2. Digital Asia: Documentary Digital Video Workshop
The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (EAPS), the Asian Educational
Media Service (AEMS), and Applied Technologies for Learning in the Arts &
Sciences (ATLAS) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, invite
applications for a weekend workshop on documentary digital video for
scholars in Asian Studies, May 16-17, 2008, in Urbana, Illinois.
Applications and more information are available at:
Deadline for receipt of applications: February 28, 2008.
The South Asia Center Bulletin is published by the South Asia Center, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.
For more information please write to sascuw at u.washington.edu or Keith Snodgrass at snodgras at u.washington.edu
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