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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.

Examples of Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines: (find more in our database)

-- UW Women’s Center Meena Vashee Scholarship is awarded to one individual each year who is a survivor of domestic violence or the child of a survivor. You must be a UW undergraduate student to apply. The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $2000. The 2018/2019 scholarship application is now available ...

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Public Space, Public Life

UrbDP 498A / 598A

Summer full-term, 3 credits, T/Th, 10-11:50a   Open to all students Instructor: Peter Dunn (   This class introduces students to the concept of public space, its role in the city’s social and political relations, and the tools for intervening in public spaces. How are public spaces democratic? How do people present themselves, view others, and interact in these spaces? What are the rules of behavior, and how are they enforced? Who belongs there? Is a mall or a coffee shop a public space? Does it matter if everyone is looking down at their screens? How can physical design or programmed activities change the character of public spaces? This class will explore these issues in two ways. First, we will use foundational readings and exemplary case studies as a basis for class discussions on how public spaces have been theorized, created, and studied. Second, we will use... Read more
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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s office is currently accepting applications for summer internships in the Washington D.C. office. This is a great opportunity for college students, recent graduates, military veterans and others who are interested in an insider’s view of the legislative process and the daily operations of a congressional office.

Typical intern responsibilities in the D.C. office include: leading tours of the U.S. Capital, fielding calls from constituents, administrative tasks, attending congressional hearings and briefings, and assisting staff in a variety of projects including research, writing and editing.

All candidates should possess great oral and written communication skills, be highly motivated, demonstrate knowledge of computer applications, maintain a positive attitude and show initiative.

Applicants must be able to make a commitment of at least 10 weeks. Those with Washington state or Pacific Northwest ties are preferred, but all...

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Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib | Washington as a Global Actor

Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

CMU 202

Washington's Chief Opportunity Officer, Lieutenant Governor Habib, will talk about global opportunities for Washington, from trade to foreign relations, and the role of the Lieutenant Governor's Office in creating a more prosperous Washington for all.

About the speaker
Before being elected as Washington state’s 16th Lieutenant Governor in 2016, Cyrus Habib represented east King County in the Washington state Senate and earlier as a member of the state House of Representatives.  A graduate of Yale Law School, Habib has practiced law at Perkins Coie, the region’s largest law firm, where he helped startup technology companies raise venture capital funds and license their software. As Lieutenant Governor, he presides over the State...

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Mindfulness for Daily Living with Ron Ma, 2-2:45pm (NEW TIME) on Thursdays (through the last week of class) in 401 Schmitz Hall

  • Mindfulness meditation is a practice that helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression by cultivating greater self-awareness and a sense of inner peace.


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Join the ASUW Student Safety and Speech Task Force:

Be a part of the conversation. Discuss police procedure, UW administrative action, and university policy. Contribute to a student-centric dialogue surrounding safety and speech with ASUW Director of Diversity Efforts, ASUW Director of Campus Partnerships, ASUW Local Legislative Liaison, and other student leaders. Application closes  April 16th at 5PM. Meetings will be held on Thursdays from 4PM-5PM during Spring Quarter.

If you have any questions feel free to contact:

Anna Johnson, ASUW Director of Campus Partnerships,



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Marketing and Communications Job & Internship Fair

Thursday, April 26th

2-5pm, Mary Gates Hall Commons

View attending employers and tips on how to prepare at

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Dear Students,

  Italian Studies (Seattle Campus)  is offering a program in Rome in winter 2019! Take Italian 101 & 102 and a content course (DIV cr) and return to Seattle's UW campus in spring to take Ital 103(VLPA)!  

To make an appointment with me (PDL C-252) please visit


Sabrina Tatta

Lecturer, Undergraduate Advisor, and GPA

French and Italian Studies

Box 354361

PDL C-252

(206) 616 5366

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    COMING UW Women's Center Gender-Based Violence Events
    #MeToo and Beyond: Round Table Discussion   In partnership with SARVA, the Women's Center is hosting a panel & roundtable discussion highlighting diverse perspectives of and experiences with #metoo. Panelists and guests are invited to engage in conversation on how to create a more inclusive #metoo movement.     Location UW Seattle Campus Husky Union Building Room 332   Date & Time Tuesday April 24th, 2018 3:30 - 5:00PM     Event is free and space but limited: please RSVP ASAP  ... Read more
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Have you made a positive impact in your community? Apply for the
Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award!

The UW’s Carlson Center is currently accepting applications for the
Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award.  Named for one of
Seattle’s foremost civic leaders, the Edward E. Carlson Student
Leadership Award recognizes individual students who have demonstrated
a strong commitment to public service, provided outstanding leadership
in the community, and who are committed to continued creative civic

The Carlson Student Leadership Award recipient will receive $2500 and
be honored at the Spring Celebration of Service & Leadership on May

Eligibility and Selection Criteria
In order to be eligible for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership
Award, candidates must be enrolled as a junior or senior at the
University of Washington during the current academic year and working...

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