Friday, February 28, 2014
US-China Dialogue, an emerging GWU student initiative for US-China relations, is hosting an info session this Friday. The U.S.-China Dialogue will serve as a model student simulation of bilateral negotiations (such as Strategic and Economic Dialogue), and is open to students from all disciplines.
Please come to the information session today!
When: Friday February 28, 2014— 4:30 p.m. Where: Marvin Center
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
IMUSE (Initiating Mutual Understanding through Student Exchange), founded in 2008, is a collaboration between Harvard University, Peking University, and Tsinghua University. The project’s aims are to foster mutual curiosity, respect, and understanding between people in China, Europe, and the United States. The summer conference provides top college and graduate students with an intimate forum for discussion and personal reflection about key issues affecting China, and the world today. What makes IMUSE different from other conferences is its small size of 30 participants selected through a rigorous application process in which the brightest university students are chosen from the US, China, and around the world.
The IMUSE Beijing-Hong Kong Summer Conference Program will bring the outstanding students from Chinese, American, and European colleges and graduate schools together in late August to share their opinions, experience Chinese culture, and learn from one another. During the fellowship, Chinese and American delegates will participate alongside one another in a variety of activities designed to be both academically and personally enriching. Delegates will participate in panel discussion events with a student audience where they will discuss the pertinent issues facing Chinese-American relations today.
For more information, please visit: http://www.projectimuse.org/
The US-Pakistan Program is a comprehensive approach to US-Pakistan relations, focusing on the key areas of security, economic development, and public policy. An important component of the Program includes a Fellowship Exchange, in which two fellows are selected from both the United States and Pakistan to visit the respective country as a part of improving research exchanges.
The fellowship brings newly established experts in one of the three issue areas of the program to the respective country for an intensive ten day trip. Selected fellows will meet relevant stakeholders, perform on-the-ground research for an issue brief, host a panel discussion to further their work, and also advance thought on the key pillars of our program, as well as US-Pakistan relations more generally. The fellowship serves the greater program goal of combating the transactional mentality in current US-Pakistan relations, and encouraging great mutual understanding to allow for a positive bilateral relationship.
The US-Pakistan Program is looking for individuals who are:
· Newly established expert between 30-45 years of age
· Have a vested interest in improving ties with the United States/Pakistan
· Citizens of, and currently living in, either Pakistan or the United States
· Affiliated with an organization/network of individuals in your home country with whom you can share the knowledge and experience you have gained through the fellowship
· Able to communicate clearly and effectively in English
(Knowledge of Urdu or other Pakistani languages is a plus, but not required)
The deadline for submission is April 1, 2014.
Application and instructions can be found at:
For more information about the US-Pakistan Program or the South Asia Center, please visit http://www.atlanticcouncil.
Applications are invited for 3 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions in the Marie Curie Initial Training Network PRIMO – Power and Region in a Multipolar Order.
PRIMO is a European Commission funded doctoral training network that involves universities in Germany, the UK, Turkey, China, India, Brazil, South Africa, Russia, and Portugal, as well as non-academic institutional participants. It develops innovative research training in the field of International Relations, in particular with respect to the growing importance of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa in international politics and the global economy. The programme combines theoretical approaches, a rigorous mixed research methodology, practical training, and the acquisition of substantial empirical expertise on regional and emerging powers, with career opportunities in academia or the private sector.
3 open PhD positions are soon closing:
German Institute for Global and Area Studies, Hamburg (Deadline: February 28)
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (Deadline: March 11)
University of Hamburg, Hamburg (Deadline: March 11)
All PhD positions include:
· Generous salary (country specific) according to the EU Marie Curie framework for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs)
· Attractive secondment opportunities to other partners in the network
· State of the art training in methods and transferable skills.
For more information & application instructions, please visit:
Monday, February 24, 2014
When: Thursday 2/27 2:30pm-4:00pm
This Thursday, February 27th, 2:30pm-4:00pm, Professor Dawn Murphy has arranged an opportunity for GW students to visit the Chinese Embassy in DC. The visit will last about 90 minutes (30 minute tour of the Embassy, followed by a 60 minute presentation and Q&A focused on China-US relations delivered by the Political section of the Embassy). The Embassy is very close to the Van Ness metro station.
If you are interested in participating, please sign-up online ASAP.
Link to register:
Sign-up for tickets labeled as “Reserved Ticket for Prof. Dawn Murphy's Class.”
There are only 8 tickets left!
Registration must be completed by midnight, Monday 2/24.
Memory & Reconciliation in Asia Pacific (www.gwu.edu/~memory) is a research and policy project located at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies in the Elliott School. Created in 2003, it aims at studying both lingering historical issues and efforts at reconciliation in the Asia Pacific region. The project has sponsored numerous lectures and conferenecs and maintained a online database. We are looking for highly motivated undergraduates to assist faculty members in updating the online database and carrying out relevant research.
Approximate Hours Per Week: up to 20 hours
Hourly Wage: $ 15 /hour
- Interest in/knowledge of East Asian history and politics
- Web development and social media experience
- Minimum 3.25 GPA
- Knowledge fo an East Asian language would be helpful but is not required
- Must be a current GW undergraduate student
- Apply via GWork to position number 792886
- Required documents: Resume, cover letter, transcript
- Specify the number of hours you are available to work in your cover letter
- Due to the high volume of expected applications only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls, please.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
PRIMO is a global PhD programme studying the rise of regional powers and its impact on international politics at large. Funded by the European Commission, the network consists of 11 partner institutions and 3 associated partners from the academic, business and think tank world. PRIMO includes 12 PhD and 2 Post-Doc-Projects.
All PhD positions include a generous salary (country specific) according to the EU Marie Curie framework for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), attractive secondment opportunities to other partners in the network and a state of the art training in methods and transferable skills.
PRIMO studies the actions, relations, processes and mechanisms of BRICS states’ interactions, both in their own regions and with well-established powers, multilateral institutions and non-state actors. PRIMO will account for processes of identity construction, the formation of foreign policy goals, and the strategies of regional powers at the regional and global level. This knowledge is highly relevant for the formulation of European foreign policies and strategies in multilateral institutions. As a network of public and private partners with an ambitious outreach strategy, PRIMO aims to directly infuse this knowledge into the policy process.
The PRIMO PhD programme includes:
• novel theoretical approaches to the study of regional powers,
• an encompassing training in new qualitative methodology,
• practical skills such as academic management, grant applications or the writing of risk assessments for the private sector,
• the acquisition of empirical expertise on regional and emerging powers,
• concrete practical career opportunities in academia or the private sector.
3 open PhD positions closing soon
• German Institute for Global and Area Studies, Hamburg (Feb. 28, 2014)
• Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (Deadline: March 11, 2014)
• University of Hamburg, Hamburg (Deadline: March 11, 2014)
For more information please visit the application website