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Sep19, 2017

Deep U.S.-Russia malaise calls for a liaison between Trump and Congress

By Georgia Tech |September 19, 2017

By Sam Nunn and Ernest J. Moniz Sam Nunn, a Democrat from Georgia, was a member of the U.S. Senate from 1972 to 1997. Ernest J. Moniz was U.S. energy secretary from 2013 to 2017. They are co-chairmen of the Nuclear Threat Initiative. As Congress returns from its August recess, U.S.-Russia relations are in a deep ditch. This is a serious challenge for our governments and a danger to the people of both nations and indeed the world. Getting to safer ground requires urgent action to establ...
Sep19, 2017

September Taster Lecture

By Johns Hopkins University |September 19, 2017

For several decades, SAIS students have taken pride in the academic education provided by world-class scholars, practitioners, and experts that provide the skills and knowledge to equip them with economic and cultural expertise for real-world opportunities. To share a taste of these academic opportunities, the SAIS Office of Admission welcomes prospective students to get a first hand experience by joining us in a series of Taster Lectures with an interactive question and answer session once a mo...
Sep19, 2017

Join us in January

By Tufts University |September 19, 2017

Time to take a minute to focus on those folks who will apply by October 15 for January 2018 enrollment.  I fear that this group ends up receiving a little less care from us than they deserve, as October 15 is squooshed in between the rush of the semester’s start and the busy build-up to the following September’s enrollment process. So, my prospective Januarian friends. What does it mean to start your Fletcher degree in January, rather than September?  First, let’s note that o...
Sep19, 2017

Fall 2017 News and Notes – Post #1

By Harvard |September 19, 2017

The planned post written for today is below, but I did want to start by sharing that a last minute trip to Denver came together and there will be an information session tonight - September 19. Any prospective applicants in the area are welcome to attend. Details are here. For updates on our recruitment travels please see our recruitment calendar.* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * This post is the first in a series that will run this fall focused on providing useful information and answers to commo...
Sep18, 2017

Chinese Proficiency (STAMP) Test Update-Virtual Proctoring

By Johns Hopkins University |September 18, 2017

The first step in the HNC application process is taking Avant Assessment’s STAMP Chinese Proficiency Test. The STAMP test is online, multiple-choice, and includes a reading and listening section. Although we see applicants with varied Chinese language experience, applicants have typically completed 3-4 years of college level Chinese and spent time in China.We are pleased to announce that we are now offering two options for completing the STAMP test. This year, you will be able to choose from i...
Sep18, 2017

#WeAreElliott Wednesday Profiles

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |September 18, 2017

School is back in session, our fall travel is in full swing, and students everywhere are preparing their graduate school application! And what better way to learn about why the Elliott School is the place to be than from current students! Every Wednesday, we’ll post profiles provided by current Elliott School students about why they chose Elliott, living in DC, finding jobs and internships and more! Have a question for a current Elliott School student? Send them to esiagrad@gwu.edu with &...
Sep18, 2017

Fall 2017 Previous Application Review Notes – Post #6

By Harvard |September 18, 2017

This post is a continuation of a series focused on my review of applications from the past. When commenting on previous essays, my goal is not to provide a specific template for how to write an effective essay, my hope is that my thoughts will help applicants reflect on ways to highlight their own personal motivations and experiences in unique ways. I will also comment on other parts of the application I am reviewing as I see fit.As stated in the first introductory post, I am not going to adhere...
Sep17, 2017

Maddy Hamlin ’17 MPA/MA (Geog) is fellow at public housing nonprofit

By Syracuse University |September 17, 2017

Maddy Hamlin is the 2017 Polikoff-Gautreaux fellow with Business and Professional People for the Public Interest nonprofit (BPI). BPI advocates on behalf of public housing projects, and works to reform the Chicago public education and criminal justice systems. For more information about the BPI, click here. Maddy recently contributed an article about her work to CityLab, a webmagazine hosted by The Atlantic. To read her article, click here. ...
Sep15, 2017

Will Polis Join the Ranks of Wealthy Governors? Wealthy Running for Governor.

By University of Denver |September 15, 2017

Louis Jacobson, a political writer for Governing Magazine and co-author of the Almanac of American Politics (2018 edition, due out in a few weeks), writes that billionaires and millionaires are winning the nation’s governorships, but are losing on governing.Jacobson counts nine billionaire or millionaire governors and more coming, including Jared Polis.Then there's Colorado, where the race next year to succeed two-term Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper includes at least one deep-pocketed Democ...
Sep15, 2017

The Only People Left

By University of Denver |September 15, 2017

“One by one, our old friends are gone. Death – natural or not – prison-deported.” (Johnny Ola, The Godfather Part II, 1974)The only people left from the team pictured on January 28, 2017 are the two that can’t be fired.Will Mr. Bannon’s removal make much of a difference? It’s better for General Kelly and it lowers internal conflict for the national security and economic and domestic policy teams, but Donald. J. Trump is still the master of provocating and improv. Expect more.See Th...
Sep15, 2017

Impeachment: How It Will Work

By University of Denver |September 15, 2017

Donald Trump likes to live on the edge. He still has his base, but the broad reach of the country’s leadership community, from small towns to the big cities, are beginning to believe that, regardless of their preferences for many of his policies, Trump is not suited to the job. His failure to move the big agenda, combined with the constant controversies, mostly self-created, highlight his greatest weakness – the character issue.As opposed to a parliamentary system where if a leader loses his...
Sep15, 2017

The Western Battleground

By University of Denver |September 15, 2017

Republican control of the U.S. Senate could be up for grabs in the West. Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, the scourge of Donald Trump, and Nevada Senator Dean Heller, the waiving vote on health care (he finally voted yes), are in the two most vulnerable Republican seats in the country. Both Flake and Heller face possible primaries from Trump supporters and very tough re-elections in states Trump just barely won (Arizona) or lost to Hillary Clinton (Nevada).Democrats have vulnerabilities in Montana tr...
Sep15, 2017

Polling Is Doubling Down

By University of Denver |September 15, 2017

The nation’s top media organizations are not pulling back on polling. They are intensifying their efforts with more polling, new methods and more analysis.The Donald Trump presidency, the rise of populism, the surge of nationalism, the realignment of parties and collapse of the political center has increased public interest and viewers and subscribers.Pollsters are making some shifts in vendors and adding new methods. Their general goal is to gather more data with more varied methods – phone...
Sep15, 2017

Trump Works His Base

By University of Denver |September 15, 2017

Both on purpose, but also as a natural product of his viewpoint, Donald Trump works his base in the Republican Party and alt-right using politically incorrect and anti-establishment rhetoric every day. He provides constant fuel for his partisan and populist supporters.On average, Trump is holding about two-fifths of the public’s approval. Triangulating recent polls (Fox, CNN and Gallup), he receives about 85 to 80 percent of Republicans, 35 to 30 percent of self-identified independents and les...
Sep15, 2017

2017 Incoming Class: Madison Nervig

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |September 15, 2017

Meet Madison – Incoming International Affairs student concentrating in International Development and Conflict Resolution! I graduated from Washington & Jefferson College in 2017 with a degree in International Studies and Spanish. I focused on Africa and the Middle East as well as obtaining a concentration in Conflict Resolution Studies. During my time at W&J I studied abroad in Pamplona, Spain for a semester and traveled to Germany and France while abroad. I studied traditional an...
Sep15, 2017

First-year Alumni: Nathalie’s year of consulting on everything from banks to pineapples

By Tufts University |September 15, 2017

I have two more posts to share from the Class of 2016 before I move on to last May’s graduating class.  Today, Nathalie Hudson tells us about her experience since completing the MIB program 15 months ago, much of her time apparently having been spent on an airplane. My year since Fletcher can mostly be described as an international one — I’ve accumulated over 50,000 airmiles (yes, I realize my carbon footprint it terrible…) and visited 16 countries.  The year started with an MI...
Sep15, 2017

2017 Student Life Insight Series – Post #32

By Harvard |September 15, 2017

Sasha Ramani is from Mississauga, ON, Canada and has previously worked as a management consultant for Mars & Co and Casey Quirk by Deloitte. His interests include finance, technology, and social entrepreneurship. He was the VP of Finance for the Kennedy School Student Government from 2016-2017.                                      Sasha is holding the cameraMy Summer internship gave me valuable experience at an impact-oriented fintech start-up. MPOWER Financing supports th...
Sep15, 2017

This could be your Capstone project one day

By Columbia University |September 15, 2017

SIPA's signature Capstone Workshops give students the opportunity to apply the practical skills and analytical knowledge learned at SIPA to a real-world issue for client organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. While students won't complete their MIA/MPA Capstone Workshop until their final semester at SIPA, there are ways to preview what the assignments are like. Here are two Capstone Workshops highlighting some of the compelling work that our Seeples do....
Sep14, 2017

September Admissions Events

By Johns Hopkins University |September 14, 2017

Join us this September for one of our admissions events! For more information, check out our recruiting calendar here.Week of September 11-15 Thursday 9/14/2017 at 12:30 PM -- Masters Programs for Experienced Professionals (Master of Arts in Global Policy and Master of International Public Policy) Virtual SessionFriday 9/15/2017 at 12:30 PM -- Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance Virtual Information SessionWeek of September 18-22Tuesday 9/19/2017 at 5:00 PM --  Ma...
Sep14, 2017

APSIA fair report

By Tufts University |September 14, 2017

Tucked in the corner of a grand room at the Council on Foreign Relations, I enjoyed the APSIA graduate school fair on Tuesday.  With the curtains behind us, we looked pretty fancy.  Most of the evening is a non-stop talk-fest, but there were a few moments when I could chat a little longer with visitors.  I had two alumni with me, Justin, who worked in the Admissions Office for two years, and Atanas, who was a two-year student member of the Admissions Committee and who has sent me occasional u...
Sep14, 2017

Lawrence Levine ’73 BA (Econ) promoted to senior VP at Peapack-Gladstone

By Syracuse University |September 14, 2017

Lawrence Levine was made senior vice president, director of client experience at Peapack-Gladstone Bank. This promotion recognizes Levine for his focus on enhancing the quality of client service and his record of developing “best in class” employee experiences. Previously Levine spent 25 years working for Citibank, J.P. Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank and Natwest Bank. For more information about his recent achievement click here. ...
Sep14, 2017

Fall 2017 Previous Application Review Notes – Post #5

By Harvard |September 14, 2017

This post is a continuation of a series focused on my review of applications from the past. When commenting on previous essays, my goal is not to provide a specific template for how to write an effective essay, my hope is that my thoughts will help applicants reflect on ways to highlight their own personal motivations and experiences in unique ways. I will also comment on other parts of the application I am reviewing as I see fit.As stated in the first introductory post, I am not going to adhere...
Sep14, 2017

Welcome to our Fall 2017 Program Assistants

By Columbia University |September 14, 2017

I’m excited to welcome our new program assistants to the admissions’ team! I’ll be sharing their stories in the coming days, so keep an eye out. In the meantime, they’ll be here in the office to help answer any questions you may have about SIPA in general – our programs, student life, extracurricular activities, etc. They’ve […]...
Sep13, 2017

2018 Application Cycle Fellowship/Scholarship Information – Post #4

By Harvard |September 13, 2017

Student Financial Services Funding Resource DatabaseThis post is a continuation of our series describing the financial aid process and opportunities available to HKS Master’s applicants. Links to entries in the series can be found at the bottom of this entry.It is important to remember that the financial aid application will be accessible to applicants only after submitting an application for admission. The HKS admission application deadline is December 4, 2017 and the deadline to submit the ...
Sep12, 2017

2017 Incoming Class: Yint Hmu

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |September 12, 2017

Meet Yint – Incoming Security Policy Studies student from Burma concentrating in Intelligence! I was born in Yangon, Burma and grew up there until I moved to New York a few months short of my fourteenth birthday. Before I moved to New York, I was a competitive sailor for a few years. I represented Burma on numerous occasions and competed in international regattas. My childhood sports career peaked in 2009 when I ranked number one in Burma and was made the National Team Captain. I recent...
Sep12, 2017

International Affairs Review (IAR) CALL FOR STAFF

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |September 12, 2017

Looking to get more involved at the Elliott School, build your resume, and work with a great staff? Well you’re in luck! The International Affairs Review is still accepting applications for editors for the 2017-2018 academic year. Come be a part of the Elliott School’s prestigious academic journal and contribute to the biannual publications. Please visit http://www.iar-gwu.org for a detailed description of open positions and submit your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to i...
Sep12, 2017

Register Now for an Albany Networking Reception Wednesday, 9/20

By Syracuse University |September 12, 2017

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs invites you to a special networking reception.  Please join us to welcome recent graduates to Albany and reconnect with Maxwell friends. Date & Location Wednesday, 9/20/2017 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Nine Pin Cider Tasting Room 929 Broadway Albany, New York 12207 Other Details This event is open to Maxwell School alumni, students, prospective students, and guests. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided, and cash bar will be availab...
Sep12, 2017

We’re on the road!

By Tufts University |September 12, 2017

We’re kicking off our fall travel schedule this week!  By the end of the weekend, Liz, Dan, Kristen, and I will all have gone somewhere, whether for a day or for a more extended trip.  For an overview, check out our travel calendar. As I write, I’m about to grab my bag and head for the T (subway) to South Station, where I’ll start my trip to the New York APSIA Graduate School Fair.  If you’ll be there, please be sure to say hi.  I have two alumni booked in to help and...
Sep12, 2017

2018 Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) Application Now Available

By Harvard |September 12, 2017

We are happy to announce the 2018 Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) application is now available. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST and the conference will take place from February 8 – 11, 2018.Harvard Kennedy School hosts the PPLC every February to inspire talented and driven first- and second-year undergraduate students to pursue careers in public policy and become future leaders. PPLC offers chosen candidates the chance to experience what it...
Sep11, 2017

Blanks Jones presents at European Conference on Citizenship Education

By University of Minnesota |September 11, 2017

Jasmine Blanks Jones (MPP ’10) presented her ethnographic study, “Civic Efficacy and Strict Disciplinary Practices,” at the European Conference on Citizenship Education in the Netherlands in June. Blanks Jones is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania.Connect with Jasmine on LinkedIn.Originally posted on Global Notes....