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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!

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

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     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
  3:30-4:50 - includes Q&A with UW students who attended TWC in summer 2017

Wednesday, November 15, GWN 1A
  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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  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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Learn how we impact climate change in different perspectives in ARCTIC 391! Also offered in JSISB and HONORS. See below for information. 

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Congresswoman Jayapal is seeking passionate interns to join the resistance as assistants to her district office staff. Interns will gain firsthand experience working with federal agencies and our constituents. Interested applicants should contact Sarah Brady at or apply through the online submission form at

Program Description
Applicants must be undergraduate students who have completed at least one quarter of college. Internships are unpaid but students are eligible to earn academic credit depending on the requirement of the institution....

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