[Soasiastudents] South Asia Center Bulletin 3.11.2009
lizbrady at u.washington.edu
lizbrady at u.washington.edu
Wed Mar 11 15:36:29 PDT 2009
JSIS Alumni Survey : Are you a Jackson School South Asia Alumnus? Please take a few minutes to complete our survey, which you can find on the Center's webpage at http://jsis.washington.edu/soasia/students.shtml
Colloquium:Computer Science Research for Global Development. 3:30 pm in Electrical Engineering Building EEB-105. Kentaro Toyama, Microsoft Research India will discuss technology and India and reflect the young field of "information and communication technology for development" in reference to the expectation that computing and communication technologies can contribute to the socio-economic development of the world's poorest communities. This lecture will be broadcast live via the Internet. http://www.cs.washington.edu/news/colloq.info.html For more information email: talk-info at cs.washington.edu or call (206) 543-1695 web: http://www.cs.washington.edu/
“My Avatar,” 7:30 pm, Town Hall Seattle. The final event of the 2008-2009 Hugo Literary Series, featuring novelist Vikram Chandra, memoirist Jennifer Finney Boylan and performance artist Christa Bell with country rockers The Maldives. The evening commences with two readings from this season’s winners of the New Works Competition. Tickets $15-$25 at brownpapertickets.com. Details at www.hugohouse.org or by calling (206) 322-7030.
Garden and the Cosmos Symposium. Friday, 7pm and Saturday, 10:30 am-3 pm
Seattle Asian Art Museum, Stimson Auditorium
SAAM will host a major symposium that starts with a keynote lecture by His Highness the Maharaja on the history of Jodhpur maharajas. Additional participants include History Professor Purnima Dhavan. For Info call 206.654.3121.
Centennial Reception in Chicago. Saturday, 7:15-9:00 PM, Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, 301 East North Water Street, Chicago, IL 60611 in Ballroom 1, Level 4. The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies cordially invites alumni and friends to our Centennial Reception in Chicago. Please join Anand Yang, Director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, and other UW Professors Marie Anchordoguy, Cabeiri Robinson, Christina Sunardi and others, for a festive and social gathering.
or call Beverly Winner-Coates at 206-543-4372.
“India, Technology and the 21st Century”, Thursday, 7pm at the Museum of History and Industry. Nandan Nilekani, Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Infosys Technologies Limited and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2006 is hosted by the World Affairs Council will be speaking about India’s future in technology. For more information on the event, please call 206-441-5910 or visit http://www.world-affairs.org/calendar.cfm?eventID=1075&action=eventDetails
Books in print talk: The Modern Girl Around the World: Consumption, Modernity, and Globalization. 4 pm, Communications 202. The books collaborators include: Research Alys Weinbaum (English), Lynn Thomas (History), Priti Ramamurthy (Women Studies), Uta Poiger (History), Madeleine Yue Dong (History and International Studies), and Tani Barlow (History, Rice University). Reception to follow. Contact: 206-543-3920.
Off-Ramps on the Superhighway: Labor and Longing in the Indian Tech World. 7pm, Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall. Sareeta Amrute, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, UW will speak. This lecture is part of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Hot Spots in Your World. Sponsors include the South Asia Center, the Center for Global Studies and UW Jackson School of International Studies Outreach Centers. Information: 206-543-4800, sascuw at u.washington.edu.
University of Washington Conference on Metropolis and Micropolitics: South Asia’s Sutured Cities
Employment, Fellowship and Miscellaneous Announcements
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent,
bipartisan, federal advisory body, is accepting applications for a Senior Policy Analyst focusing on religious freedom issues in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. The position requires strong research skills, policy experience, a terminal degree (JD or PhD), and substantive knowledge in the area of foreign affairs and human rights including religious freedom. Knowledge of local languages a plus. Please send resumes to: administration at uscirf.gov.
AIIS Junior Research Fellowships . Available to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities in all fields of study. Junior Research Fellowships are specifically designed to enable doctoral candidates to pursue their dissertation research in India. Junior Research Fellows establish formal affiliation with Indian universities and Indian research supervisors. Contact : aiis at uchicago.edu 773-702-8638 www.indiastudies.org
AIIS Senior Research Fellowships . Available to scholars who hold the Ph.D. or its equivalent. Senior Fellowships are designed to enable scholars in all disciplines who specialize in South Asia to pursue further research in India. Senior Fellows establish formal affiliation with an Indian institution. Short-term awards are available for up to four months. Long-term awards are available for six to nine months. A limited number of humanists will be granted fellowships paid in dollars funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. aiis at uchicago.edu 773-702-8638 www.indiastudies.org
Applications now being accepted: Autumn 2009 Environment and Development in the Indian Himalayas Study Abroad Program
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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