Tuesday, August 28, 2012

NBR Information Session

Information Session 

with representatives from the 
National Bureau of Asian Research 
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
3:30 - 5:00pm
Elliott School Room 505 
Please RSVP for this event to:
Daniela, Graduate Student Career Development (drei@gwu.edu)

About NBR
NBR conducts advanced independent research on strategic, political, economic, globalization, health, and energy issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia. Drawing upon an extensive network of the world’s leading specialists and leveraging the latest technology, NBR bridges the academic, business, and policy arenas.  Learn more: http://www.nbr.org/default.aspx
Public Affairs and Communications Internship
Are you interested in U.S. relations with Asia? Do you want to learn how to effectively communicate research on Asian politics to U.S. policymakers, the media, and the corporate community? The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is recruiting an intern for its Washington, D.C. office to support its activities that reach out to Congress, the media, and industry, and engage the presidential campaigns.  Read more: http://www.nbr.org/About/openings.aspx#PublicAffairsInternship

NBR Staff Presenters
Clara Gillispie, Project Manager
As a Project Manager, Ms. Gillispie manages and supports NBR projects and initiatives for Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs. In this capacity, she coordinates research, publications, and logistics for a range of projects, including Chinese innovation policies and energy security in the Asia-Pacific.
Ms. Gillispie graduated from the London School of Economics and Peking University with a dual MSc in International Affairs. Her academic and research interests focus on technology and security in East Asia, including Sino-U.S. technology transfer policies and the behavior of Chinese netizens. Prior to her graduate studies, Ms. Gillispie received her BS from Georgetown University and attended Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, for language training.

Sonia Luthra, Assistant Director, National Asia Research Program (NARP) and Outreach
As Assistant Director for the National Asia Research Program (NARP) and Outreach, Ms. Luthra leads NBR’s outreach to Congress, engagement with the corporate community, and activities based in Washington, D.C., for the NARP.
Ms. Luthra joined NBR in 2007 as a Project Associate in the Office of the President and Institutional Development in Seattle. She took a hiatus to earn an MA in International Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. There she focused on international security policy and South Asia and held a fellowship in the International Fellows Program.
Ms. Luthra also holds a BA in International Studies with a minor in Hindi, from the University of Washington. In addition to her work at NBR, she has spent time with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Henry L. Stimson Center, and Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.

Travis Tanner, Senior Project Director and Director of the Pyle Center for Northeast Asian Studies
As a Senior Project Director and the Director of the Pyle Center, Mr. Tanner creates and pursues business opportunities for NBR, determines significant and emerging issues in the field, manages project teams, and is responsible for the success of research projects.
Prior to joining NBR, he was deputy director and assistant director of the Chinese Studies Program at the Nixon Center. He also worked as a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C. Mr. Tanner’s interests and expertise include Northeast Asian regional security, China’s economy and foreign affairs, and Taiwanese politics.
Mr. Tanner graduated from both the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China, where he earned an MA in International Relations. He received his BA from the University of Utah in Chinese Language and Literature.

For questions please contact Daniela at the Elliott School Graduate Student Career Development: drei@gwu.edu

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