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Jul19, 2019

A View from the Class: Divyam Nandrajog MIA ’19

By Columbia University |July 19, 2019

The SIPA Office of Alumni and Development is pleased to share A View from the Class, a series featuring current SIPA students, recently graduated alumni, and faculty. In this issue, we feature newly graduated SIPA alumnus Divyam Nandrajog MIA ’19. Divyam graduated in May with a Master of International Affairs (MIA), concentrating in International Security Policy (ISP) and specializing in […]...
Jul19, 2019

Career Spotlight: Anneliese Gegenheimer, HNC Certificate ’18/MA ’19 Energy, Resources & Environment

By Johns Hopkins University |July 19, 2019

Where are you currently working? I’m currently doing a fellowship through the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) with AT&T’s Corporate Social Responsibility, Internet of Things (IoT), and Smart Cities teams in Atlanta. I’m helping AT&T identify environmental benefits of using drones and build a business case for specific drone-related use cases. I’m really excited to learn more about the impact of drone technology on the environment. What was your background before coming to J...
Jul18, 2019

#ElliottProud: Ashley Friedman

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |July 18, 2019

Ashley Friedman is the senior director of policy at Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) leading their engagement in Latin America and working globally on issues related to digital trade, online platforms, and telecommunications. Prior to ITI, she served as the policy advisor for International Trade and Investment to the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce. During this time, Ashley helped to support key priorities and initiatives in areas such as foreign policy, digita...
Jul18, 2019

First-year Alumni: Chris dives into international market research

By Tufts University |July 18, 2019

It was a pleasant surprise to have our old friend Chris stop by the Admissions office just before graduation. Chris was a member of our Admissions Committee for two years during his time at Fletcher, and it was great to hear what he’s been up to over the past year (and to learn that we’ve added a great alumnus in the Chicago area). I naturally pounced on the opportunity to solicit an alumni blog post: My Fletcher journey began at a pub in Prishtina, where Fletcher alumni encouraged ...
Jul18, 2019

Hopkins-Nanjing Center Alumni Profile: Brian Linden

By Johns Hopkins University |July 18, 2019

Brian Linden, Certificate ’88, is the co-founder of the Linden Centre in Dali, Yunnan province, China. He and his wife Jeanee restored and repurposed a national heritage site into the Linden Centre, which they operate as both a hotel and a venue for community development. He is also currently developing other projects based on the same values of sustainability and cultural heritage preservation that he draws on at the Linden Centre.Can you talk a little bit about what you’re doing now? What ...
Jul18, 2019

2020 Application Long-Term Planning Series – Post #10

By Harvard |July 18, 2019

We have set the 2020 Master’s programs admission application deadline. Those interested in applying for admission into an HKS Master’s program starting in 2020 will have to submit their online admission application and all other required documents by Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST.If you visit the blog page directly there is now a countdown timer widget in the right hand menu. The online application will not be available until September, however we will use this blog series to sha...
Jul18, 2019

Finding Community at SIPA

By Columbia University |July 18, 2019

Thanks to a former Admissions program assistant and SIPA ’18 graduate for this post! One of the reasons why I chose to attend SIPA was because I wanted to engage with and learn from the large and diverse student body. That being said, I was also concerned about getting lost in a larger program – […]...
Jul17, 2019

2019 Diversity Forum Grows in Size and Scope

By APSIA |July 17, 2019

On Saturday, July 13, 2019, 96 multicultural students and young professionals from across the United States joined APSIA for a workshop to inspire and prepare them to seek out the field of international affairs. Uzra Zeya, President and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding and Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Georgetown University Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, opened the day with a keynote address that was moderated by Toni Cross, APSIA’s Diversity and Inclusion Fellow. To thos...
Jul17, 2019

#IncomingElliott: Paula Allecia Jones

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |July 17, 2019

Paula “Allecia” Jones will be a first-year masters candidate in the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies program at the Elliott School, with specializations in Economic Development and Security. She received her bachelor’s degree in International Area Studies with two minors in Spanish and Latin American studies from the University of Oklahoma in 2019. She studied in Puebla, Mexico, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil while there she interned with local non-profits. In the summer of ...
Jul17, 2019

Akshobh reflects on his Fletcher career

By Tufts University |July 17, 2019

Today we bid farewell to Akshobh, our final just-graduated student blogger. As with all of our departing friends, we’re confident we’ll see Akshobh in the future both out on the road and back at Fletcher. I found myself writing this as I was on the road traveling to Los Angeles, diagonally opposite to Boston (more accurately Medford) in a map of North America, and thought this literal distance also translates into a perfect metaphor. After all, if one were to reflect on such an exper...
Jul16, 2019

#TuesdayTips: Immunization Forms

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |July 16, 2019

For anyone under the age of 26, GWU Immunization forms are due via the online portal by August 15! If they aren’t submitted by this date, a hold will be placed on your account, preventing you from changing or adding any other classes on GWeb. However, it will not drop any classes you’ve already registered for. So if for whatever reason it’s November and it’s still not submitted, you will be prevented from registering for classes in spring 2020. The Colonial Health C...
Jul16, 2019

2019 Student Life Insight Series – Post #37

By Harvard |July 16, 2019

Originally from sweet home Alabama (Huntsville, AL), Caleb Bradford is a joint MPP/MBA student at HKS and Harvard Business School. He is also a Fellowship for Serving African American Communities fellow at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership. He received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University. While still an undergraduate, Caleb gained experience working at NASA. Since graduating, he has worked professionally for thre...
Jul15, 2019

Summer outreach

By Tufts University |July 15, 2019

I get asked a lot if summertime in admissions is a slow season, with most students and faculty spending the summer months away from Fletcher. It’s certainly much quieter around the place, but overall it’s just as busy for us as the academic year, just differently busy. We’ve always done the odd recruitment event in the summer, but in recent years it’s really picked up, and I can usually count on attending at least three or four significant events per summer. To wit: I hea...
Jul15, 2019

Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Woo

By Princeton University |July 15, 2019

Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the WooJul 15, 2019Building on an earlier blog post on Urban Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School, this blog post will focus on the second of our optional certificates, the Certificate in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy.  We have four fields of concentration in our two Master’s degrees—the two-year MPA for those individuals earlier in their professional careers, and the one-year MPP for mid-career policy professionals. All st...
Jul15, 2019

Opportunities for SIPA students’ writing to be published!

By Columbia University |July 15, 2019

Besides the student trips, speaker panels, and networking events, there are also many opportunities for SIPA students to publish their work. Here is a list of a few student-led initiatives: Picture taken by Shalaka Joshi at the launch of the most recent journal “The Fourth Industrial Revolution.”  Journal of International Affairs Founded in 1947, the […]...
Jul15, 2019

HKS Recruitment Travel and Virtual Sessions

By Harvard |July 15, 2019

Representatives of HKS often travel to meet with prospective applicants and this post continues our regular updates on our planned travels for this year. Many of our students travel during the summer and will lead sharing sessions and alumni also kindly assist us in our outreach efforts. Last year we organized or participated in over 50 domestic events and close to 100 international events. To stay up-to-date regarding opportunities to learn more about HKS, please follow this blog. If you have n...
Jul12, 2019

MIT D-Lab: Summer Fellows will support D-Lab’s efforts to measure the impact of its work around the world.

By Columbia University |July 12, 2019

From MIT D-Lab: Three summer monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) fellows from SIPA – Fatema Alhashemi MPA-DP ’20, Iris Lau Castro MPA-DP ‘20, and Taylor Light MPA-DP ’20 – will support MIT D-Lab’s efforts to measure the impact of its work around the world. In addition to conducting evaluations of D-Lab’s programs, the MEL Fellows will […]...
Jul12, 2019

Internship Spotlight: Joe Twinem, MA ’20 American Foreign Policy

By Johns Hopkins University |July 12, 2019

Where are you currently interning?I currently work at the U.S. Department of State in the Office of Monetary Affairs. My work at State focusses on tracking and reporting on Iranian financial and banking sectors and the impact of oil prices on the economic and fiscal stability of oil exporting nations. My office is considered a functional office, so it is a mix of civil servants and economic coned Foreign Service Officers. Since being at State, I have written many briefings, sat in on meetings wi...
Jul12, 2019

Virtual Student Federal Service Application is Live Through July 31

By Harvard |July 12, 2019

Back in April we blogged about an exciting opportunity for qualified applicants to consider, and now that the application for the program is live we are posting again. U.S. citizens enrolled in either undergraduate or graduate studies who are looking for an opportunity to both serve the country and bolster your resume might want to consider an eItnernship with the Federal Government. Without leaving your campus you can make a real difference in the work of the U.S. government through the Virtual...
Jul11, 2019

#ElliottProud: Jarek Buss

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |July 11, 2019

Jarek Buss is a Foreign Service Officer with the United States Department of State, currently serving in Guangzhou, China. He completed a bachelors in political science from Brigham Young University – Hawaii and a masters in Security Policy Studies from the Elliott School at George Washington University. As a Wolcott Fellow and a Pickering Fellow, he completed internships with the Department of State in Chengdu, China and in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs in Washington, D.C. Prio...
Jul11, 2019

Alumni update: Sofija in UN negotiations

By Tufts University |July 11, 2019

Sofija and Ambassador Chalet I had the good fortune to hear recently from Sofija Korac (F10), an alumna doing exciting work as a Senior Human Rights Advisor at the United States Mission to the UN in New York City. UN watchers may have noted the recent passage of the UN Security Council Resolution on Persons with Disabilities in Armed Conflict. What particularly interests us here, though, is Sofija’s role as the lead US negotiator for the resolution, and the associated remarks she wrote tha...
Jul11, 2019

Math Camp 101

By Columbia University |July 11, 2019

I’m sure by now you’ve heard that economics and other quantitative coursework are key components of international and public affairs. One of the ways SIPA tries to prepare incoming students for the quantitative courses they’ll be taking is Math Camp. But, what is Math Camp? Do students go camping in the woods and recite the […]...
Jul11, 2019

2019 Student Life Insight Series – Post #36

By Harvard |July 11, 2019

Student Public Service Collaborative - HKS Serves and Veterans Impact DayThe Student Public Service Collaborative (SPSC) at HKS helps organize and support HKS Serves, an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to volunteer on behalf of local organizations in Cambridge and the Greater Boston area. This past spring, SPSC had the unique opportunity to partner with the HKS Center for Public Leadership to combine HKS Serves with Veterans Impact Day, an opportunity to serve and connect with vete...
Jul10, 2019

Student Activities at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center

By Johns Hopkins University |July 10, 2019

Cady Deck, Certificate ’19, reflects back on some of the activities she has been involved in at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center this past semester. These past few weeks at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center have been super busy, both in terms of academic events and extracurricular activities. Below is an overview of what’s been going on recently. Last semester, the banwei (student committee) organized a ping pong tournament. This semester they hosted a giant badminton tournament. The top four teams advan...
Jul10, 2019

#IncomingElliott: Michael Choi

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |July 10, 2019

Michael Choi will be a first-year Masters candidate in the Asian Studies program at the Elliott School this fall, concentrating in politics & policy and international security. He received his bachelor’s degree in history at St. John’s University in 2011. His interests are intra-Asian relationships between Northeast and Southeast Asian countries as well as security cooperation and alliance management within the region. Michael is returning to school after serving eight years in the mili...
Jul10, 2019

Manaved looks back at year one at Fletcher

By Tufts University |July 10, 2019

Continuing with our student blogger reflections on year one of the MALD, Manaved shares his thoughts on the past year, and provides a few details on his summer: Well begun is half done, they say. Being half done with my time in Medford, I can safely admit that I am nowhere near finished with my appetite for all the brilliance offered at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The first year taught me many things, skipped readings notwithstanding. Indeed, I can safely say that the most abundant...
Jul09, 2019

#TuesdayTips: Comprehensive Action Plans (CAP)

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |July 9, 2019

The Elliott School Comprehensive Action Plans (CAP) outlines the courses you will take as part of your MA program. Depending on the program, you will have different requirements and options for concentrations. To see what your required courses are and concentrations available within your program, visit your program page and click on “Program of Study” near the top.You do not need to complete this now and please do not send us your CAPs. You will be contacted by your Program Direct...
Jul09, 2019

2020 Application Long-Term Planning Series – Post #9

By Harvard |July 9, 2019

This post continues our series on long-term application advice and is the second entry on the topic of letters of recommendation. Previous posts in this series can be accessed via the links at the bottom of this entry. There is no specific requirement as far as who should write recommendation letters, but we do have general guidance applicants should consider. Letters generally come from either academic or professional sources. There is only one combination of letters that should be avoided and...
Jul08, 2019

Being a First-Generation Latina at Columbia SIPA

By Columbia University |July 8, 2019

Thanks to Karla Henriquez MPA ’19 for this post, in response to a topic submitted by Adam B. Submit your idea for a blog post here. “I got into Columbia!” I told my mom. She did not quite know what that meant. “Obama graduated from there.” “Ah que bueno,” she said to me. But she […]...
Jul08, 2019

Lisa reflects on her first year at Fletcher

By Tufts University |July 8, 2019

Our first-year student bloggers are now spread throughout the world, pursuing a variety of summer activities. Before we know it, they’ll be back to begin their second year of MALD studies, with the confidence that comes from being a veteran Fletcher student. Lisa provides our first wrap-up of year one of the MALD: Now that my first year at The Fletcher School is in the books, I would like to briefly reflect on it. It is quite difficult to do it justice, especially in a blog post, since it ...