Thursday, November 16, 2017

Spotlight Program: Marlee Grant

This past July, GWU student Marlee Grant traveled to Taipei, Taiwan with Giselle Ruzany, a professor in the dance program at GWU, and one other dance major, Hana Springer. Thanks to a grant that funded an ESIA-TRDA crossover and collaboration, they participated in the World Stage Design Festival and worked closely with Anarchy Dance Theater and choreographer I-Fen Tung, who then came to DC on an exchange to choreograph a work with our dancers here at GWU. (Read more her experience here)

Now, Marlee is a Marketing Strategy and Content Intern at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Kennedy Center recently published an article on Marlee's internship experience, which can be viewed here.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Asian Studies Fellowship 2018 at the EWCW

This fellowship supports scholars and analysts who wish to undertake research and writing on topics of relevance to contemporary US-Asia policy; in particular, proposals regarding key challenges in U.S.-Asia relations and possible responses and approaches to addressing those challenges.

The fellowship finances residencies for a period of three months in Washington, D.C. at the East-West Center in Washington. Residencies may begin as early as March 2018 and extend through September 2018.

The fellowship includes a monthly stipend, round trip economy airfare to Washington, D.C. Fellows will complete articles or a monograph and must give a seminar on their research topic..

The deadline for applications is January 2, 2018

For detailed information and how to apply, please click HERE to visit out Visiting Fellows webpage. For additional questions, please email:  

Friday, November 10, 2017

Full -Time Job Opportunity

 Associate/Senior Associate  

 The Asia Group

Full-Time Job 
Management Consulting 
 Washington, D.C. 

DEADLINE: December 30th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The Asia Group, LLC (TAG) is accepting applications for an associate/senior associate at our Washington, DC office. TAG is a strategic and business advisory firm that supports Fortune 500 corporations with market entry and expansion strategies and political risk analysis in the Asia-Pacific. TAG clients cover a broad range of industries including: aerospace and defense, autos, civil aviation, energy/extractives, financial services, ICT, pharmaceuticals, transportation, entertainment, and hospitality.

TAG is looking for highly motivated candidates with a significant experience and strong understanding of political dynamics, economic trends, and international relations across Asian markets. The associate/senior associate will report directly to the Director of Research, working to provide regular updates to clients and will be responsible for sourcing relevant research, providing analysis, and editing written products for content and style. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated professional experience on Asia and a proven track record as a writer.

Responsibilities include:

·   Draft daily updates for clients
·   Track emerging developments across Asia impacting client equities
·   Manage distribution of content to clients
·   Design information graphics

Required qualifications:

·   Outstanding writing and editing skills
·   Strong attention to detail and excel under tight deadlines
·   Two to five years professional experience with Asia – preferably in journalism or research
·   Proficiency in digital communication – including social media campaigns
·   Self-starter and ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
·   Team player with eagerness for professional development

Desired focus and expertise:

·   Demonstrated analytical economic and political expertise in several Asia-Pacific markets
·   Graphic design experience is a plus 

The position is full-time. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a two-page analytical writing sample. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. 

For more information and to APPLY, click here

Contact Information

Nadia Bulkin

About The Asia Group

The Asia Group (“TAG”) is a strategy and capital advisory firm to innovative startups and the Fortune 500, as well as to entrepreneurial investors and mature businesses throughout the dynamic trans-Pacific region. We help clients identify, navigate, connect, and capture new opportunities in both established and emerging markets throughout the world.

Spring 2018 Internship for Southeast Asia Practice

 Intern Southeast Asia Practice

McLarty Associates

Seasonal Part-Time Internship (1/3/18-5/31/18)
International Affairs
 Washington, D.C. 

DEADLINE: December 31st, 2017 at 12:00 am

McLarty Associates is seeking a graduate student or undergraduate senior for a paid semester internship focusing on Southeast Asia. Applicants for the position should meet the following criteria: 
The ideal candidate is an accomplished researcher, an excellent writer and is exceptionally organized, with an understanding of international politics, economics, business and culture. He or she should have a strong background, demonstrated interest, and experience living or studying in Southeast Asia. Fluency in a regional language, particularly in Indonesian or Vietnamese, is preferred but not required.  
Responsibilities of the internship include extensive research of public policy and business issues; attending and reporting on speeches, panel discussions and policy forums of interest to the firm and clients; assisting professional staff with general office and administrative support; and a commitment to work a minimum of 20 hours per week from early-January through the end of May.  

For more information, visit here: 
About McLarty Associates
McLarty Associates is an international strategic advisory firm. Our work lies at the nexus of business and diplomacy. We understand the complexities of international markets and help our clients navigate the strategic and operational challenges they face around the globe.

We counsel corporations and non-profits on strategic planning, government issues and advocacy, market access, mergers and acquisitions, corporate communication, and political and economic risk issues worldwide. We also assist with high-level commercial and political negotiations. McLarty Associates has built a global team of seasoned specialists with expertise in all the major markets of the world. Our team members have served nearly 300 clients in every region. Our professionals are former diplomats, trade negotiators, intelligence officers, journalists, and business people.

Our clients include some of the best-known global names, as well as select emerging companies. Our clients are generally Fortune 200 companies with substantial global footprints, but we also advise emerging companies venturing abroad for the first time. We have been delivering measurable results for our clients for over fifteen years, and many of our clients have been with us for nearly that long.

In addition to our diversified corporate clients, we have several specialized practice areas. Our financial markets practice, based in New York, advises financial institutions on politico-economic risk issues that affect their investment and risk management strategies. Our film and entertainment practice advises major Hollywood studios and filmmakers on internationally-themed media projects, from story generation through scriptwriting to physical production challenges overseas. Our food and agriculture practice advises investors, corporations, and non-profits on their overseas work in the industry.


On Monday: Don't Miss Out on Japanese Domestic Politics and US-Japan Relations!!

Japanese Domestic Politics and U.S.-Japan Relations

Monday, November 13, 2017

4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Room 505
Washington, DC 20052


2017 has been a complicated year for Japanese politics. Alleged scandals involving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his party the LDP (Liberal Democratic Party) has negatively affected their popularity among the Japanese public, ultimately threating their position as a ruling party. However, North Korea’s missile launches over Japan has subsequently helped Abe retain his position. After calling for a snap election, Abe regained popularity and retained his office. What could Mr. Abe’s new plans for Japan’s constitution regarding Japan’s military policy mean for U.S.-Japan relations? How will President Donald Trump’s meeting with Prime Minister Abe be beneficial to the future U.S.-Japan alliance? Join the Organization of Asian Studies as we discuss contemporary Japanese politics in lieu of North Korea and its relation to the U.S.-Japan Alliance with an esteemed panel of experts.

Register: Link

For more information about the event, visit here

Organized by the Organization of Asian Studies (OAS)

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Asia Events Weekly Roundup: November 12 - November 18

Every week, Asia on E Street compiles a list of upcoming free Asia-related think tank talks, panel discussions, and other such events in Washington DC.

Our Asia Events Weekly Roundup for November 5 - November 11:

Japanese Domestic Politics and U.S.-Japan Relations
Monday, November 13, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Organization of Asian Studies

China's Power: Up for Debate
Tuesday, November 14, 8:15am-5:00pm

My Enemy’s Enemy: India in Afghanistan
Tuesday, November 14, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Afghanistan 2017: A Survey of Public Perceptions
Tuesday, November 14, 10:00am-11:30am
United States Institute of Peace

Religion and Democracy Formation in Taiwan
Tuesday, November 14, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Global Taiwan Institute

North Korea’s External Relations under “Maximum Pressure”
Tuesday, November 14, 12:30pm-2:00pm
East-West Center

India and China after the Doklam Standoff
Thursday, November 16, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Hudson Institute

The Afghan Shi'i Movement:  Revolutionary Politics and Global Islam
Friday, November 17, 1:45pm-3:00pm
Sigur Center for Asian Studies

Friday, November 3, 2017

U.S.-China Youth Forum on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Opportunities

U.S.-China Youth Forum on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Opportunities


Location: Shenzhen, China
Dates: December 5-8, 2017

 The application is for dynamic start-ups interested in China and want to participate in this forum. The forum is co-hosted by Arizona State University, the Department of State and All China Youth Federation.

If you are a GW entrepreneur interested in participating, please apply by November 8, 2017 by emailing Dr. William Brashears, Director of Global Initiatives at the College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Arizona State University at

For the application, e-mail your Bio/CV, along with a brief statement describing your interest in the forum. 

To learn more about the forum, please view the flyer attached. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Asia Events Weekly Roundup: November 5 - November 11

Every week, Asia on E Street compiles a list of upcoming free Asia-related think tank talks, panel discussions, and other such events in Washington DC.

Our Asia Events Weekly Roundup for November 5 - November 11:

Allies Under the Shadow: Thailand, the Philippines, and the State of U.S. Alliances in Southeast Asia
Monday, November 6, 11:00am-12:00pm

India’s Responses to the Complex Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar
Monday, November 6, 12:00pm-1:30pm
East-West Center

How Do You Solve a Problem Like North Korea?
Monday, November 6, 9:00am-12:00pm
Cato Institute

Brazil and China: A Developing Partnership?
Monday, November 6, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Sigur Center for Asian Studies

Does conflict threaten Myanmar's political transition?
Tuesday, November 7, 10:30am-11:30am

Holding Cambodia Accountable after Backslides in Democracy
Tuesday, November 7, 10:00am-11:00am
The Heritage Foundation

The Civilian Elements of the New U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan
Wednesday, November 8, 3:00pm
Atlantic Council

Non-nuclear Weapons and the Risk of Nuclear War: A Chinese Perspective
Wednesday, November 8, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

America's Forgotten Allies: The Soldiers of the Republic of Vietnam
Wednesday, November 8, 4:00pm-5:30pm

The Trump Administration and the Future of the ROK-U.S. Alliance
Wednesday, November 8, 9:30am-4:15pm
The Heritage Foundation

Women and Leadership in Taiwan
Wednesday, November 8, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Global Taiwan Institute

Great Powers in Asia
Thursday, November 9, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Japanese internationalism in an era of upheaval
Thursday, November 9, 2:00pm-3:00pm
American Enterprise Institute

Book Launch: Energy Security in Asia and Eurasia
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Sigur Center for Asian Studies

Taiwan: 30 Years After the Lifting of Martial Law
Friday, November 10, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Organization of Asian Studies