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May07, 2021

Upcoming Deadlines: External Fellowships and Funding Sources

By Columbia University |May 7, 2021

The SIPA Financial Aid Office maintains a database of external funding opportunities, and we wanted to alert students to some… Read More Upcoming Deadlines: External Fellowships and Funding Sources...
May06, 2021

APSIA Welcomes More than 100 New PISA Members

By APSIA |May 6, 2021

From May 3-7, 2021, APSIA hosted the fifth Public and International Service Advisor (PISA) Training, welcoming more than 100 advisors from 64 institutions. The PISA Network brings together undergraduate and community college advisors across the United States to advance understanding of the professions of international affairs, public policy, and public administration on their campuses. Recordings from the May 2021 PISA Trainings can be found online. On Monday, May 3, Amy Kennedy, a PISA...
May06, 2021

#ElliottProud: Andy Burnett

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |May 6, 2021

Andy Burnett, MA International Affairs, Class of 2007, #ElliottProud Alumni Andy Burnett is currently the Deputy Director of the Office of Sudan and South Sudan in the Africa Bureau at the U.S. Department of State. He has been with that office since 2012 working on issues related to U.S. relations with Sudan and South Sudan and efforts to resolve conflicts, address humanitarian crises and promote human rights in governance in the region. Prior to that he served as the Lebanon Desk Officer ...
May06, 2021

Gearing up for Commencement 2021

By Tufts University |May 6, 2021

Commencement likely still feels a ways off for students who are wrapping up classes and prepping for finals, but the three weeks between now and then will go quickly. The virtual festivities – hopefully the last virtual Commencement – will take place on May 23, and will feature United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi as the keynote speaker. The run-up to this year’s ceremony shows some signs of the gradual return to campus that’s expected to be well-e...
May05, 2021

#WeAreElliott: Anna Agnes

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |May 5, 2021

Anna Agnes, Security Policy Studies, Class of 2021, #WeAreElliott Current Student Anna Agnes is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Security Policy Studies with a concentration in science and technology at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Anna is a recipient of the DoD Cybersecurity Scholarship Program (CySP), so she is focused on cybersecurity and cyber policy in her studies. Presently, Anna works for Zeichner Risk Analytics, a boutique consulting firm in Arlington, Virgin...
May03, 2021

Public Policy Leadership Conference (PPLC)

By Harvard |May 3, 2021

Harvard Kennedy School is thrilled to announce the 21st Annual Public Policy Leadership Conference (PPLC) application is now live! The conference will be held October 8-10, 2021. Although it will be entirely virtual this year due to the pandemic, participants can still expect to have a life-changing experience.  The PPLC mission is to inspire student leaders—particularly those from historically underrepresented and underserved communities—to pursue careers in public service. Participants w...
May03, 2021

Fletcher Live Short Courses

By Tufts University |May 3, 2021

As the spring semester approaches its finale and we enter something of a seasonal transition period, I thought I’d quickly highlight one of the ways in which Fletcher remains very much in session. “Fletcher Live” will return for its second summer session this year. This slate of online “short courses” is a great way to experience some of the best of Fletcher in a capsule format. Offered in a condensed 5-week session, Fletcher Live is a great fit for continuing learn...
May03, 2021

Ben Jurney MPA ’21 is “on a mission” to transform education in America

By Columbia University |May 3, 2021

Ben Jurney MPA ’21 concentrates in Urban and Social Policy with a specialization in Management. He recently spoke with Ahmad… Read More Ben Jurney MPA ’21 is “on a mission” to transform education in America...
May03, 2021

Call for Nominations_Inaugural APSIA Awards

By APSIA |May 3, 2021

APSIA is launching a recognition program for members and affiliates to celebrate the hard work of the APSIA community and hold up innovative ideas. All APSIA members and affiliates in good standing are eligible. Nominations should be made using the following links by May 21, 2021. A small committee will be brought together to evaluate the submissions based on set criteria. Innovation Award for Professional Development Programming will celebrate new or innovative programming to help gradu...
Apr30, 2021

What is it like to graduate this year?

By Columbia University |April 30, 2021

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Columbia University and SIPA held a combination of in-person and virtual commencements this week,… Read More What is it like to graduate this year?...
Apr30, 2021

The Applied Field Lab Experience

By Harvard |April 30, 2021

For more than 15 years, Professor Linda Bilmes has led the Harvard Kennedy School Applied Field Lab, a course in which Harvard graduate students partner with cities and local governments to tackle some of their most complex financial and operational challenges. Funded through the generous support of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, and the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, this program has introduced hundreds of Harvard st...
Apr29, 2021

Victoria’s annotated curriculum

By Tufts University |April 29, 2021

2nd-year MALD student Victoria is rapidly approaching graduation, which means it’s time to look back on her academic journey through Fletcher with an annotated curriculum: Dear Fletcher and friends, Welcome to Spring! It’s been a long year for many of us but there is hope on the horizon with the vaccine rollout here in Massachusetts and longer and warmer days. Over Spring Break, I celebrated a second pandemic birthday and while we can’t really go anywhere, it was still a good time. I a...
Apr29, 2021

Jenna Hussein MPP 2022

By Harvard |April 29, 2021

Jenna Hussein is an MPP candidate at Harvard Kennedy School and is pursuing a concurrent MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She spent her first of two summer internships working on an early-stage product at Loon, a Google X startup with the mission of expanding Internet access to rural and remote communities worldwide with a network of balloons in the stratosphere. Prior to attending graduate school, Jenna worked as an Economic Consultant in Los Angeles for three years and as the C...
Apr28, 2021

Colorado Political Experts Assess the First 100 Days

By University of Denver |April 28, 2021

The first 100 days has been a noted presidential milestone since FDR took office in 1933. It has become an historical standard in assessing new presidents’ accomplishments against their campaign promises and the public’s and Washington’s early expectations.The Crossley Center, with the Korbel School and the Center on American Politics, presents a panel moderated by University of Denver Chancellor Jeremy Haefner on “President Biden’s First 100 Days.” I will join the Chancellor and not...
Apr27, 2021

Almarie’s spring update

By Tufts University |April 27, 2021

Continuing with our updates from student bloggers, today we’ll check in with Almarie, approaching the finish line of her first year at Fletcher: While writing this blog I find myself wondering how everyone is doing mentally while also checking myself. Like many, this is my third-semester taking classes over zoom. It has been rewarding but also quite tiring. This semester has been one of a few too many surprises. I was told, during Black History Month, that I am the first black Puerto Rican...
Apr26, 2021

[email protected]

By Harvard |April 26, 2021

Climate change destabilizes ecosystems, accelerates biodiversity loss, causes human deaths, and damages economies. Responsive leadership is more important than ever. Harvard Kennedy School is committed to helping make human activities sustainable—through its operational practices on campus and through its research, teaching, and engagement with the world. As the digital hub for HKS’s research, teaching, and engagement related to climate change, [email protected] captures a range of the school...
Apr26, 2021

Exploring International Affairs Careers with Korean Alumnae

By APSIA |April 26, 2021

On April 23, APSIA collaborated with Korea University’s Graduate School of International Studies (KU GSIS) and the Seoul National University Graduate School of International Studies (SNU GSIS) to host Exploring Careers in International Affairs, as part of the 2021 Diversity Forum. Fifteen Korean students and young professionals joined KU GSIS Alumna Monica Jeong, Professor of International Relations at Handong Global University, and SNU GSIS alumna Sewon Kim, Researcher for the Korea Instit...
Apr26, 2021

A View from the Class: Pekun Bakare MIA/MPA ’22

By Columbia University |April 26, 2021

The SIPA Office of Alumni and Development is pleased to share A View from the Class, a SIPA stories series featuring current SIPA… Read More A View from the Class: Pekun Bakare MIA/MPA ’22...
Apr23, 2021

President Biden’s First 100 Days

By University of Denver |April 23, 2021

The first 100 days of a new presidency is an historical standard established during President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s rush to meet the crisis of the Great Depression in 1933. The number of days is arbitrary and the standard subjective, but it has been used by presidents, politicians, the media and historians as an early indicator of leadership style and policy ever since. In 2021, what are the expectations? What were Biden’s early wins and misses, and what’s next?Join University of Denver ...
Apr22, 2021

Difficult Midterm Election Shapes Biden’s 100-Day Strategy

By University of Denver |April 22, 2021

Joe Biden understands he has little time to accomplish the legislative agenda he believes his election provided him. He has wisely focused on the public’s highest priorities of pandemic management and COVID-19 financial relief. Infrastructure, his next big item, is a lower public priority, but has powerful constituencies. It will be a longer project, but doable in the first year.Biden’s main hazard to passing legislation is the well-established history of a new president’s first midterm el...
Apr22, 2021

#ElliottProud: Nishant Dahiya

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |April 22, 2021

Nishant Dahiya, MA International Affairs, Class of 2007, #ElliottProud Alumni Nishant Dahiya is NPR’s Asia Editor. He earned his M.A in International Affairs. He interned with CSIS’ South Asia program and started working with NPR while at The Elliott School. He helped cover the 2008 U.S. elections, worked in NPR’s Baghdad bureau from 2008-2010, covered the conflicts in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, earthquakes in Haiti, and elections in Iran, among other assignments. Since 2014, he’s be...
Apr21, 2021

Guiding Principles of the New China

By University of Denver |April 21, 2021

China after 2012 and the ascension of Xi Jinping to his presidency is dramatically different than pre-2012 China. It is guided by a series of principles that are repeated by leadership in their domestic statements and documents, used by the foreign ministry and published by sanctioned media. The first principle, “a century of humiliation,” refers to the period from 1839 to 1949 when Western and foreign powers intervened and dominated the Chinese Empire. It is a nationalist argument for China...
Apr21, 2021

Free and Open Indo-Pacific: The Quad

By University of Denver |April 21, 2021

Can the Quad shift from a concept to reality?President Joe Biden’s first multilateral meeting was to host the Quad (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) in its first meeting of heads of government since it was conceived more than a decade ago. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan described the summit of Australia, India, Japan and the U.S. as a “critical part of the architecture of the Indo-Pacific.”The Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research, with the University of Denver’s Josef Kor...
Apr21, 2021

Xi Era

By University of Denver |April 21, 2021

Delegates applauded Chinese President Xi Jinping as he arrived for openingsession of China's National People's Congress, March 2021 | Andy Wong/APXi Jinping became president of China in 2013, launching what will be seen as a new era in the nation’s steady climb to first rank of nations and securing himself a near-cult status frequently compared to that of the founder of the People’s Republic of China, Mao Zedong.Most of Xi’s work has been within his country. The West finally took noti...
Apr21, 2021

Video Now Available on Sports and International Politics – Olympics and Tokyo

By University of Denver |April 21, 2021

Nations fight to host an Olympics and Japan’s intent on its delayed event being a success. Hear a presentation from Professor Koji Murata of Kyoto, Japan, and Professor Tim Sisk from the Korbel School discuss what the Olympic Games mean for countries, athletes and the world.Tokyo, Japan | Getty ImagesThe March 23, 2021 program was supported by the Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research, the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver.WATCH VID...
Apr21, 2021

Japan Becomes Critical Ally

By University of Denver |April 21, 2021

At the beginning of the Donald Trump presidency, Japanese Prime Minister Abe worked quickly and energetically to befriend him. He helped provide stability for Japan in a highly disruptive presidency. Even more importantly for Japan’s position in the Biden presidency, Abe became the advocate and architect for liberal internationalism in Asia. From helping construct a successor to the abandoned TPP, to describing a free and open Indo-Pacific as an aspiration, Abe and Japan were filling in for an...
Apr21, 2021

#WeAreElliott: Nora Wheelehan

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |April 21, 2021

Nora Wheelehan, MA International Affairs, Class of 2021, #WeAreElliott Current Student Nora Wheelehan is a second-year Masters candidate in the International Affairs program at the Elliott School, with concentrations in International Affairs and Development and International Security Studies. She received her bachelor’s degree in international studies at Fordham University in 2019, grew up in the Foreign Service, and lived in six countries prior to coming to the Elliott School, shaping her...
Apr21, 2021

A spring break update from Princess

By Tufts University |April 21, 2021

Our next current student update comes from Princess, making the best of studying remotely, and enjoying a few well-deserved moments of down time over spring break: I am so happy to be writing this from a place of peace and contentment because I would be lying if I said that this semester has been without its challenges. The fall semester was a huge learning experience for me. I met amazing people I am grateful to call my friends and acquainted myself with what school looks like over Zoom. Going ...
Apr20, 2021

Furthering Educational Diplomacy at International School Manila, Philippines

By Johns Hopkins University |April 20, 2021

As an international education and educational diplomacy professional, Stephanie Tao, Certificate '13, currently serves as a high school counselor at the International School Manila in the Philippines. How did you become interested in China and end up at the HNC?  I moved to China after my undergraduate studies in anthropology because of inspiration from a course I took on urban ethnography. In this course, I read a study on the rapid urbanization of Beijing and what it w...
Apr20, 2021

Sports and International Politics – The Olympics in Tokyo

By University of Denver |April 20, 2021

The 2020 Olympics and Paralympic games were postponed for the first time in history due to the coronavirus. But, Japan is committed to the games in the summer of 2021. It is a powerful reminder of the importance countries attach to hosting and participating in international sporting events. The Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research and the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies presented a conversation on value, importance and impact of the Olympics and ...