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The nature and purpose of this website is to assist students interested in the study of political science by helping them find resources provided by the University of Washington and outside providers. This information is forwarded to this blog as a courtesy and an illustration of possible resources. The Political Science department does not endorse or promote any specific products, services, or vendors.

Monday, September 30th 2019

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Lobby - Career & Internship Center [134 Mary Gates Hall]


Join meet Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm, the U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence for the Northwest, to learn about careers with the U.S. Department of State and how you can serve your country by working in any one of more than 270 U.S. embassies, consulates or missions overseas, or in Washington, D.C. Career paths include Foreign Service Officers, Foreign Service Specialists, Civil Service professionals and interns. All U.S. Department of State careers require U.S. citizenship. The U.S. Department of State is an equal opportunity employer.


RSVP through Handshake: ...

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Are you unsure if you want to attend graduate school?
Do you know for certain that you want to attend graduate school, but are not sure how to write a quality personal statement?
Not sure what program or school you want to attend?

We can help!

This 2 Credit, ten-week course is for juniors and seniors who know they want to pursue, or are considering the possibility of graduate education. During the quarter, students will learn first-hand from faculty and staff involved in graduate admissions how to find programs that fit their interests, and how to prepare application materials.

Course information:
GRDSCH 200: Preparing for Graduate Education
Autumn Quarter 2019: Fridays, 1:30-3:20pm
Gould Hall (GLD), Room 322
SLN 15801

Course Website: ...

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The Journal of Sino-American Affairs (JOSA) is an intercollegiate, student-led, student-run publication dedicated to providing a forum for young leaders to publish on and discuss political, economic, and cultural topics relevant to the U.S.-China relationship, and by extension, global prosperity and security. Our inaugural publication will be coming out in December 2019. We are currently calling for submissions. 

Write for the Journal of Sino-American Affairs, a student-led, student-run publication that seeks to provide a forum for young leaders to publish and discuss political, economic, and cultural topics relevant to U.S.-China relations. See the attached flyer for more information. Please review our ...

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Several Stanford law professors are seeking full-time Research Fellows to begin work in the spring/summer of 2020. This is a unique opportunity for graduating seniors and recent college graduates to participate in groundbreaking empirical legal and social science research. Past fellows have found the experience to be valuable preparation for graduate school and have matriculated to a number of prestigious graduate, law, and business programs. We would greatly appreciate it if you could pass along the attached job posting (also copied below) to your students at your convenience.

Stanford Law School Research Fellow Program

RESEARCH FELLOW, STANFORD LAW SCHOOL (Fixed term) *multi-job posting

Commitment: Full-time, starting Summer 2020. Some applicants available to start earlier will also be considered. Fellowships last for one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow.


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WHEN: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM

WHERE: Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

3931 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, Washington 98105


This event will feature current student/alumni poets, open mic performers, and free food! All are welcome to perform during open mic (on a space available first-come, first-serve basis).

Performers are asked to focus on issues including but not limited to: community, identity, equity, social justice and social change. This year's theme is community and we encourage performers to share what community means to them. We welcome all, and will strive to make this a safe, inclusive space.

Racquel West - Geography
Jorge Cuellar Islas – American Indian Studies
Troy Osaki – American Ethnic...

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Mark Weitzenkamp has been a popular undergraduate adviser in our department since 2013. However, few of his students know that he holds a Ph.D. in Drama and is one of the world’s foremost experts on acting editions (inexpensive versions of plays printed mostly for use in theatres).

This past spring Mark wrapped up an ambitious ten-year project.  Starting in the 1930s, the UW Drama Department’s first director, Glenn Hughes (famous for popularizing modern theatre in the round), acquired about 3,000 acting editions from the 19th century, but they had never been accurately and fully catalogued. Mark volunteered his time to write the finding aid for this archive for Special Collections in the UW Library, allowing it to be used by researchers from around the world.

Acting editions provide a window on popular culture because they are what local theatre groups use to stage plays in their communities. Shakespeare is well represented in the archive, as one might expect, but the...

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Seattle Audubon scholarship for an expense paid birding trip to Costa Rica! Each year Seattle Audubon organizes an international birding trip to find these and other birds at destinations along our ‘Pacific Flyway.’ These trips combine the spirit of conservation with tropical birding, through visiting protected areas, engaging local guides, and observing on-the-ground conservation efforts. College/university student or early-career professionals between the ages of 18 and 35 at the time of travel with a demonstrated commitment to the environmental field are... Read more
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HSTLAC 185: Race, Gender, & Class in Latin America and The Caribbean (SLN: 16193)

T/Th 1:30 – 3:20

5 credits

I&S, DIV (Please note that this course satisfies the Foundations category for the Diversity Minor)

The anti-immigration, racist violence(s) of today are one expression of the 500-year ongoing forms of conquest, colonization, and resistance in the Americas. This course explores both the logics that produced and sustains such structures of dominations, and the multiple alternative imaginations, challenges, and resistances to them.

For more information about this course, please see the course page here: ...

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CHID 496D (SLN 23763):  As the climate crisis gains more and more attention from the media and the general public, feelings of eco-grief, anxiety, and helplessness abound. This focus group is formed in the hopes of inspiring and empowering its participants to take action on climate change, whether that be going to protests, calling politicians, reducing one’s personal carbon footprint, or one of the many other ways to get involved. We will brush up on the basic science of climate change and its solutions, discuss ways to control the stress associated with the crisis, and of course, the different ways individuals and communities can act to mitigate it. Several guest speakers, including climate scientists and activists, will provide facts and perspectives to improve students’ understanding. No prior knowledge of climate science or activism is required.   
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The Political Science Department is pleased to announce an Assistant Professor position in Political Theory and a Lecturer position, open now.

For more details please link here.

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