[Soasiastudents] NWSA Net Bulletin 03.10.2008
antaara at u.washington.edu
Mon Mar 10 12:27:19 PDT 2008
1. TODAY! March 10, 7:00 PM, University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA
Professor Craig Jeffrey (JSIS and Geography, UW) reads from his book Degrees Without Freedom, on the challenges and limits of education as a development and empowerment tool.
This event is free and open to the public.
2. March 11, 4:00 to 5:00 in Wyckoff Auditorium, Seattle University.
Manisha Gupte and Ramesh Awasthi, are the founders of a non-profit organization, Masum India (see the attachment for more information), which focuses on empowering women and other disadvantaged people who live in rural communities in India to advocate for themselves. Speaking on "Women as Agents of Change in a Rural Community", Gupte and Awasthi will particularly address issues affecting womens' well-being, organizing women at the community level, and the political participation of women in local self-government.
3. March 11, 2008 2:30 - 6:30 pm Thomson 317.
"Tumhara kyaa naam hai, Basanti?" Join us for a screening of G.P. Sippy's SHOLAY (1975), with chai and snacks next Tuesday, March 11.
Watch , Dharmendra,Amjad Khan, Amitabh, Hema Malini and Jaya Bhaduri in this most defining of Bollywood films.
The film will start at 2:30pm and there will be a short intermission.
4. March 12, 3:30 PM. Thomson Hall 317, UW Seattle Campus:
The Barbarians Are Here: How Japanese Institutional Barriers and Immigration Policies Keep Indians Away .
Speaker: Anthony P. D'Costa, Professor, Comparative International Development and South Asian Studies, University of Washington, Tacoma, and Professor of Indian Studies, Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen.
This study addresses as to why Japan is not perceived attractive by foreign technical talent when there is considerable demand for such professionals. It pays particular attention to Asian flows of talent both students and professionals. For more information, contact the South Asia Center at sascuw at u.washington.edu
5. March 13, 3:30 pm, Thomson 317.
Ramya Sreenivasan, SUNY Buffalo, Dept. of History and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Washington, will read from her book The Many Lives of a Rajput Queen (UW Press, 2007).
The medieval Rajput queen Padmini has been the focus of numerous South Asian narratives since the 13th century. Ramya Sreenivasan investigates these legends and uses Padmini as a means of illustrating the power of gender norms in constructing heroic memory.
6. March 29, CHAYA event, Central Cinema, 2-4 pm.
Do you have a story to share about abuse and survival? Interested in speaking out against violence?
Chaya invites South Asian survivors, victims, and their families and friends to participate in a creative community forum to share experiences related to all forms violence (i.e. structural, inter-personal, physical, sexual, emotional, child abuse.). Share your expressions in any form (writing, painting, storytelling, poetry, photography, dance, etc.) at Community Speaks, during Tasveer's Aaina Women's Festival on March 29th, 2008. Last day to RSVP to participate is Friday, March 15th, 2008. Contact community advocates, Neena and Nitika, at 206-568-7576 or via email at: nitika at chayaseattle.org or neena at chayaseattle.org.
1. UW Fellowship to Pembroke College, Cambridge, UK
Students at any level in a graduate degree program in the social sciences or the humanities at the University of Washington
are eligible to apply for the University of Washington Fellowship to Pembroke College, Cambridge (England).
This $20,000 fellowship is designed to permit a student to study at Cambridge in the UK. For further information contact Dianne Zimmer
Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation (GSFEI) Box 353770 206-685-2628
1. Assistant Director for Asian Studies, University at Buffalo, SUNY
The University at Buffalo Asian Studies Program announces a search for an Assistant Director to
work with the faculty Director and interdisciplinary Advisory Council. Responsibilities will
include identifying grant opportunities and helping draft grant proposals to support the Program
and its outreach activities, organizing events and conferences, communicating with core
constituencies, representing the Program at regional meetings, working with local schools on
outreach projects, and assisting with the routine work of the Program.
Applicants must apply on-line at https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/ [Posting #0800076].
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. Texas Asia Conference:
The Texas Asia Conference at the University of Texas at Austin invites students working on original research projects and across disciplines of Asia to present their work. All areas of study are invited: communication, ethnomusicology, history, literature, women's studies, political science, religion, anthorpology, philology and other related fields. Work which crosses disciplinary boundaries is encouraged. The last day for abstract submission is April 3rd.
Please send abstracts to texasasiaconference at gmail.com
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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