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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.

Beinecke Scholarship for juniors in arts, humanities & social science fields

 The Beinecke Scholarship seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The scholarship provides $34,000 for graduate study in arts, humanities and social science fields to juniors (based on graduation date) of exceptional ability, achievement, and who have financial need. Students must be nominated to compete for this scholarship, and the UW is able to nominate one student per year to compete for this national award....

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Enroll in Winter Quarter GEN ST 391D: Research Exposed! Population Health (1cr)

Research Exposed is an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines. Through presentations by UW faculty students will learn about the research process, how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process. The course meets once a week for fifty minutes and may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter, 3 quarters max). 

This winter quarter, Research Exposed is teaming up with the UW Population Health Initiative to offer a series of faculty lectures (including one by President Cauce!) focused on human health, environmental resilience, and social and economic equity. For students interested in the intersecting factors that influence the outcomes and quality of human health, Research Exposed will offer insight into and opportunities...

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The Jackson School Journal of International Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to showcasing outstanding research and policy writing related to international studies from undergraduates at the University of Washington in any major, and we are currently looking for peer reviewers!

Being part of the peer review team is an excellent opportunity for individuals to improve their editorial skills and serve a critical role in our publication process. The journal depends on this diverse group of peer reviewers to revise and edit papers for content, flow, and
structure. If you’re interested, please email us at jsjis@uw.edu!

Do you have an exceptional research or policy paper that you would like to take to the next level? We would love to consider your work for publication in our upcoming issues! Papers may focus on any regional or thematic interest, and should be of contemporary relevance to those ...

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B E 210 A Global History of the Built Environment I
SLN 22367
5 credits
VLPA, I&S

MWF 8:30‐9:50am
CMU 120

Instructor: Vikramāditya Prakāsh

How can we understand the built environment ‐ our cities, landscapes, buildings, ancient caves? Using a global perspective, this course critically examines built environments over time beginning with First Societies through the 1st millennium CE. The global perspective encourages thinking about history in a transnational and transgeographical manner. The course is broadly structured around the concept of “time cuts,” that allow for comparison and connections across regions and cultural formations. No prerequisites.

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Here's a link to our FB page and I attached a flyer below https://www.facebook.com/events/144303876300925/     When: Wednesday November 15th at 6pm Where: CMU 126   Description:   In the wake of mass shootings, attacks, protests, and natural disasters, everyone needs to join the conversation of how the media can better cover these topics. This panel features some experienced reporters in the field and will be an interesting conversation for students in all fields, not just journalism. 

Our panelists are: Former podcaster, strategic communications specialist, and aid worker Jefferson Mok, photojournalist Alex Garland, and Capitol Hill blog reporter and former SPJUW president Kelsey Hamlin. We will discuss...

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Are you interested in doing an internship in Washington, D.C. and earning UW credit?

If yes, come to one of the six information sessions for The Washington Center that are scheduled for November 14th and 15th in Gowen Hall, Room 1A (on the ground floor):

Tuesday, November 14, GWN 1A
  10:30-11:20am
  2:30-3:20
  3:30-4:50 - includes Q&A with UW students who attended TWC in summer 2017

Wednesday, November 15, GWN 1A
  12:30-1:20
  1:30-2:20
  3:00-420 - this session includes Q&A with UW students who attended TWC in summer 2017

There will also be drop-in times to meet with the TWC representative in SMI 215 (the Political Science Advising Office) on Tuesday from 1-2:20pm.

The Washington Center (TWC) runs an internship program in Washington, D.C., that is open to all UW undergraduates in all majors and provides comprehensive service, including internship placement and housing. Placements include...

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All offer I&S credit and all but one also cover DIV credit, so students get 2 for the price of 1! There are no set prerequisites for the courses, though 400-level courses are generally recommended for students with at least one previous AIS course. Please share with your students and post as is helpful.

 

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 ROUND-TABLE WITH AN EXPERT: THE STATE OF EU-US RELATIONS

  November 17 | 2:00 - 3:00pm | Gowen 1A

Join Jean Monnet Chair and Professor of Political Science, James Caporaso, as he hosts Mr. Klaus Botzet for this informal discussion on international security and the role of the European Union in global political and military affairs.

Klaus Botzet is Head of the Political, Security and Development Section in the Delegation of the EU to the United States. He joined the Delegation in March 2014, and is an experienced diplomat, having served for more than two decades in the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of
Germany. Mr. Botzet most recently served as Director/Head of Division of the US and Canada office at the Foreign Office in Berlin. He was previously the Legal Adviser and Consul General at the German Embassy in Washington DC, and a senior exchange diplomat at the US Department of
State, where he received a...

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Business Administration 391A/General Studies 301/Engineering 202E

Course name:  Learning Leadership in Theory and Practice

Schedule:  Wednesday, 3:30-5:20 p.m. (combination of large lecture and smaller leadership lab sections)

Instructor:  Dr. Christina Fong, Principal Lecturer, Foster School of Business

Credits: 3 credits (CR/NC)

Size of class:  240 students

Course fee:  $25 (fee for customized leadership assessments)

Have you been thinking about how you can engage at UW and develop your own leadership potential?

We are looking for students—those who would call themselves leaders and those who don’t yet—to enroll in this course that aims to increase their leadership identity and leadership confidence.  This is the only skills-based leadership course that is open to any first year, second year or transfer student in any major at the UW.  Using a combination of large lectures,...

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With winter quarter registration starting, we wanted to again share with you about our resilience skills class, EDUC 200 Resilience Skills for College and Beyond.

In EDUC 200, students learn skills to enhance their wellbeing in college and in their life in general. Particular focus is paid to skills that help students withstand common difficulties in life, like a disagreement with a loved one, tolerating doing work you don't want to do, and
managing negative emotions in a healthy way. Skills will include but will not be limited to mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Students will also learn about research underlying stress, resilience, and related skill areas.

This 3 credit class meets for lectures on Wednesday late afternoons with a one hour lab section on Fridays for small group activities. The class also provides I&S credits.

EDUC 200 Resilience Skills for College and Beyond allows students to...

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