Friday, February 28, 2014

Student Organization: US-China Dialogue

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 Summer Conference in China

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:

US-Pakista​n Program Fellowship Exchange

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

EU Funded Doctoral Fellowship on Rising Powers

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

Chinese Embassy Visit--This Thursday

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:
Password: DawnMurphyclass
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.

Job Opening: Undergraduate Research Assistant, Memory & Reconciliation in Asia Pacific

Position Description:

Memory & Reconciliation in Asia Pacific ( 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

Application Procedures:

  • 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 (Power and Region in a Multipolar Order): PhD Fellowship Program

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

Friday, February 14, 2014

2014 Japan Travel Program for Future U.S. Leaders

First-year graduate students (U.S. citizens) who are or have been engaged in Japan studies - as well as those who have not had previous experience with Japan, but demonstrate a serious interest in engaging with the country in the future - are encouraged to apply for the 2014 Japan Travel Program for Future U.S. Leaders.

Join graduate students from across the United States on a ten day study-tour through Japan, with site visits to Tokyo, Sendai, Hiroshima, and Osaka. Achieve a greater understanding of Japan and its roles in global affairs by engaging in dialogue with academic experts, national- and local-level policymakers, and leaders in the NGO/NPO community.

Features of the Program:
The itinerary enables participants to acquire first-hand knowledge of Japan and incorporate this knowledge into their studies and future careers. The itinerary may include, but is not limited, to the following elements:
  • Meeting experts in the fields of politics, economics, and civil society;
  • Visiting government ministries, think tanks, policy institutes, businesses, and non-profit organizations;
  • Conducting self-organized research day in Tokyo in small groups;
  • Enjoying cultural excursions.

After the study-tour, participants write a policy brief incorporating knowledge gained through the program. CGP provides round-trip economy airfare between the U.S. and Japan, all in-country (Japan) travel expenses, hotel expenses, and meals. Participants are responsible for costs of ground transportation to and from the airport in the U.S., personal shopping, and other incidentals.

Application Process:
Current first-year graduate students at the Elliott School who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Students graduating Spring/Summer 2014 are not eligible. The selection process includes nomination by Angella Griffin, Director, GSCD and a final selection process by APSIA and CGP.

Please check Elliott School Career Connection ( for more information about the application process and eligibility details.

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs: Trans-Pacific Student Contest 2014

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its second Trans-Pacific Student Contest, a pioneering exercise in U.S.-Asia collaboration. The contest is part of Ethics for a Connected World, a three-year global education project to mark the Council's 2014 Centennial.The contest will be conducted via Carnegie Council's online Global Ethics Network, a social media platform for people across the world who are committed to exploring the role of ethics in international affairs through joint projects, ongoing dialogues, and the creation of collaborative multimedia resources.

The contest is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students only, and entries must be in English. Each entry must be a collaboration between a student who is a citizen of the United States and a student who is a citizen of one of the following: Brunei, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, North Korea, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.Contest winners will receive a free trip to New York City in October 2014, to participate in Carnegie Council's 100th Anniversary Celebration and Fourth Global Ethics Network Annual Meeting. 

Essay or Video Topic: What are shared or different values between your and your contest partner’s home country? Please illustrate these values using current or historical developments from each country.

For more information visit the Trans-Pacific Student Contest Homepage
Application deadline is April 30, 2014.

Scholarships for Summer Intensive Chinese and Japanese Study

Scholarships available to study intensive Chinese or Japanese at Washington University in St. Louis this summer with the ALLEX Foundation.

The WUSTL-ALLEX Intensive Chinese and Japanese Institutes will offer intensive beginning level classes in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese, at Washington University in St. Louis, for seven weeks this Summer 2014.

Each class meets for 2 hours per day, 5 days a week, for 7 weeks.
The course is intensive and requires 3-5 hours of mandatory, self-managed, study per day.

This program is designed to train students to speak and listen to Chinese or Japanese, and to introduce students to reading and writing the language. At the end of the course students will be expected to perform in all four skills—speaking, listening, reading and writing—at a basic level of proficiency. Students will not only learn to speak the language; they will also develop an understanding of Chinese or Japanese interpersonal behavior. The ultimate goal is to teach students not just to speak Chinese or Japanese, but to function successfully in Chinese or Japanese culture—to present yourself as an intelligent person in the culture using the language. Students will learn to speak and perform correctly in a variety of social situations.

A limited number of scholarships are available to qualified students.

For more information please visit: or call 607.218.2130.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Foreign Policy Initiative 2014 Summer Internship Program

The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) Internship Program seeks rising college seniors and graduate students of the highest caliber with interest in the fields of, but not limited to, international studies, defense, national security, democracy and human rights, political science, and foreign affairs. FPI interns are given substantial work in current events research, policy communication, and think tank operations. Interns are encouraged to attend stimulating discussions around the local D.C. area and to interact closely with FPI's in-house experts. Though the FPI internship program is unpaid, participants gain valuable skills, a broader understanding of the policy world, invaluable experience, and networking opportunities.

The 2014 Summer Internship Program will run from June until August. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 11th. A writing sample is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

here to apply.
·  Rising college senior or graduate student
·  Understanding of FPI's mission  
·  Foreign policy interests
·  Strong written communication skills
·  Excellent academic and current events research skills
·  Proven work ethic and willingness to take initiative
·  Professional demeanor and positive attitude
·  Ability to take instructions and work with minimal supervision
·  Reliable and able to commit 20 to 40 hours a week
·  Capitol Hill experience is a plus
·  International experience is a plus
·  Second language is a plus

To apply:
·  Visit the application page on our website
·  Submit your resume with GPA
·  Submit a one-page cover letter explaining your passion for foreign policy and how you meet our requirements

For further questions, please e-mail

N.B. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Fellowship Exchange Opportunity: Mosaic Taiwan Summer 2014

Mosaic Taiwan is a fellowship exchange program for emerging US leaders ages 20-35. The essence of this program is to connect US future leaders with their counterparts, cultivate lasting relationships and enhance the comprehensive understanding of Taiwan. This program provides those US elites with interest in global affairs with the opportunity to explore the beauty of Taiwan’s natural environment, and to better understand its culture and society through extensive exchanges with local leaders from various fields.
This program runs from June 15 to July 5, 2014. Fellows will take part in team-building and leadership development exercises, as well as workshops and lectures on topics involving Taiwan. There will also be visits to businesses and museums in various cities, as well as indigenous reserves and sites of outstanding natural beauty around the island. The program is made even more immersive through home stays and community service activities. Fellows will also get to meet government officials and young leaders in Taiwan to discuss issues of common concern, with a focus on fostering cross-cultural connections and friendships. Round-trip tickets, food, and lodging are all covered.
The program is only open to US citizens aged 20-35. The numbers of the participants are limited and the review process will be intensive. Those whose major or expertise are in the fields of political science, law, business and finance, humanities and social science are preferred. Applicants will be selected by Taiwan Economic and Cultural Offices in the U.S. and then reviewed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Application deadline is Feb 21, 2014. For further information and application guidelines visit:

Friday, February 7, 2014

Asia Society Intern Opportunity

The Asia Society’s Washington, D.C. office is seeking an exceptional intern with a demonstrated interest in the social, political, and economic challenges facing the United States and countries in Asia. The selected intern will support the Asia Society’s policy research, outreach and administrative work in Washington. They are currently seeking an intern with strong research/writing skills and interest in the following areas:

1. The dynamics in energy relationships among Asia-Pacific countries and potential changes in next 20 years.

2. International development assistance in Asia.

3. Deepening economic engagement between the United States and countries in Asia.

4. The dynamics in the relationships among the United States, China and India, and the effects of the changes in those relationships on other Asia-Pacific countries.

Tracking and researching current developments in Asia, and on Capitol Hill, related to the issue areas above; assisting with administrative and logistical duties; writing, editing, and proofreading reports, event/meeting summaries, and content for Asia Society's website; providing conference/event coordinating support; and attending and reporting on meetings at embassies, Capitol Hill, and various NGOs in Washington, DC.

Education and Prior Experience Most Suited for this internship:
Previous internship or work experience preferred; familiarity with Capitol Hill, global issues, and/or Asia through academic study and/or work experience; initiative and drive to work independently on research projects; strong research, writing, and editing skills; excellent attention to detail; reliable and able to work under tight deadlines; proficiency with Microsoft Office, and knowledge of MailChimp; and flexibility with handling diverse tasks.

Internships are unpaid positions. Please note that we do not provide visa support. Candidates are required to commit to a minimum of 12 weeks, and at least three days per week, or the equivalent of 24 hours per week. Full-time and longer commitments are generally preferred. Evening availability once or twice a month for events may be requested.

How to apply:
1) a cover letter, indicating your interest in the position and the days and hours you are available to work 
2) a resume
3) a writing sample (2-3 double-spaced pages) in Word or PDF format with the subject line "Global Policy Programs Internship, DC, Winter 2014"
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Due to the large volume of applications, they are only able to contact those candidates selected for an interview. Please regard your resume as having been received unless your email is bounced back. No phone calls, please. Position is open until filled.

Asia Society Washington Office E-mail:

Location: Washington, D.C.
Department: Global Policy Programs
Date Posted: January 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

International Studies Graduate Programs: Master of Arts in International Studies

Master of Arts in International Studies
You're a college graduate compelled by the idea of life and work overseas. China's ingenuity, opportunities, and progress in business and education appeals to you, and you're seeking a Master’s Degree to help you realize your professional aspirations. But your time is limited. You can't afford to be stuck in a classroom in the United States for two years. When you choose an international studies graduate program, it not only needs to be academically rigorous, but it needs to be accelerated and grounded in real world experiences.
You may be the perfect candidate for Concordia University's Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) graduate program.

Founded in 2005, the MAIS program is an extraordinary program that cultivates academic, cultural research and language skills alongside a practical work experience in China. The program encourages students to engage in, and experience, life and work in China. After a summer of intensive courses at the Irvine campus, you head overseas and immediately start living, working, and studying in China, perhaps in some of the ways you've always imagined.

Each year, about sixty-five qualified students are sent to teach in K-12 and university partners.
The deadline to apply for the June, 2014 cohort ends on March 1 (application completion extension will be considered if applications are started before March 1).

Open to students interested in teaching in China with a salary, while living, studying and conducting empirical research for their Master’s degree with a fully accredited US institution.

You can learn more about the program at:
Application instructions and other details can also be located on our website.

You may also contact Dr. Schuler via email at: or call us at: 949-214-3376.