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Jan27, 2020

Japan-China-U.S. and Japan’s Vision for the Indo-Pacific

By University of Denver |January 27, 2020

The Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research, The Center for China-US Cooperation & The Office of Global Engagement Presents:Noriyuki ShikataFormer Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in BeijingWith Director Floyd Ciruli and Professor Suisheng ZhaoTuesday, February 4, 202011:45 am to 1:30 pmUniversity of DenverSIE Complex (The Forum), 1st Floor, Room 1020Noriyuki Shikata was the Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in China. Mr....
Jan27, 2020

Life beyond the classroom with Mohit

By Tufts University |January 27, 2020

Today we’ll turn to our first-year student bloggers, who are busily diving into their second Fletcher semesters after surviving (and thriving during!) the fall. Mohit has gotten involved in a lot of annual Fletcher events, and has found a number of outlets for his entrepreneurial interests: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that not...
Jan27, 2020

2020 Application Cycle Fellowship/Scholarship Information – Post #24

By Harvard |January 27, 2020

This blog entry is part of the ongoing Student Financial Services (SFS) Financial Aid series where resources from different parts of the world are highlighted. Below are several examples of resources for applicants from the Middle East. You can research additional resources in our funding resource database . As a reminder, the HKS financial aid application is due on February 3, 2020.  All pictures in this entry feature the various country flags or country maps affiliated with the fellowships...
Jan24, 2020

A View from the Class: James Courtright MIA ’20

By Columbia University |January 24, 2020

The SIPA Office of Alumni and Development is pleased to share A View from the Class, a SIPA stories series featuring current SIPA students, recently graduated alumni, and faculty. In this issue, we feature James Courtright MIA’20, concentrated in Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy with a regional specialization in Africa. What were you doing prior […]...
Jan24, 2020

2020 Application Cycle Fellowship/Scholarship Information – Post #23

By Harvard |January 24, 2020

This post is part of the ongoing Student Financial Services (SFS) financial aid series where resources from different parts of the world are highlighted. Below are several examples of resources for applicants from Europe and the surrounding region. You can research other resources in our funding resource database . As a reminder, for those who submit the 2020-2021 admission application, the HKS financial aid application is due on February 3, 2020.  All pictures in this entry feature the va...
Jan23, 2020

A gathering of the Fletcher Korea Club

By Tufts University |January 23, 2020

Today, a fun update from Fletcher alumnus and friend of the blog Han Kim. During his student days, Han was an Admissions Interviewer, and also shared his experience training for the Boston Marathon in this space. Happily for me – and for you, readers – he’s still in touch with my friend, colleague, and former blog steward Jessica, through whom I got wind of this recent Fletcher Korea Club event: The Fletcher Club Korea had a small gathering at the residence of the Colombian Amb...
Jan23, 2020

2020 Application Cycle Fellowship/Scholarship Information – Post #22

By Harvard |January 23, 2020

This entry continues our series on providing information about HKS fellowships applicants may wish to consider. The deadline to submit the HKS financial aid application is February 3, 2020. Applicants interested in education policy should definitely consider applying for funding through the HKS Program on Education Policy and Governance. Details are below, and we are happy to note that there will be an upcoming webinar regarding this fellowship opportunity. The webinar will take place on Tuesday...
Jan22, 2020

Student Groups: Volunteer English Teaching

By Johns Hopkins University |January 22, 2020

Student blogger Amanda Walencewicz (Certificate '20) writes about the volunteer teaching group at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center.  HNC Volunteer teacher Jose Gonzalez leads his class in a game to learn directions.Every Friday, a group of Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC) students travels to a nearby elementary school to spend the afternoon teaching English to third grade classes. Splitting into groups, these HNC volunteer teachers work with three classes of 30 students each, teaching for 45 minutes....
Jan22, 2020

Japan, the US and China in the Indo-Pacific

By University of Denver |January 22, 2020

The Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research, the Center for China-US Cooperation and the Office of Global Engagement Presents:Minister Noriyuki ShikataThe strategic challenge for the United States and Japan in Asia is to engage a rising China, while maintaining a favorable balance of power for the United States, Japan and its allies. A robust U.S.-Japan alliance is critical to the effort and necessitates sustained dialogue on how the alliance can shape the regional order. Achieving that...
Jan22, 2020

Manaved heads to NYC

By Tufts University |January 22, 2020

Wrapping up our first-year student updates is Manaved, who recaps his experience on the recent New York City career trip, one of the major annual events sponsored by the Office of Career Services. Reflections on the NYC Career Trek The New York Career Trip has long been considered a Fletcher staple, and every year scores of Fletcher students flock to the streets of the Big Apple, hoping to come back to Boston with a job in hand, or at the very least a deep appreciation of dollar pizza. The 2020 ...
Jan22, 2020

2020 Application Cycle Fellowship/Scholarship Information – Post #21

By Harvard |January 22, 2020

This blog entry is part of the ongoing Student Financial Services (SFS) financial aid series highlighting varied fellowship opportunities. Several posts in the series will highlight fellowships associated with regions and this post provides information on resources for applicants from Latin America or who are of Latin American background.  You can research other resources in our funding resource database. As a reminder, the application for 2020 financial aid consideration is February 3rd, 20...
Jan21, 2020

A View from the Class: Theotis Sharpe MPA ’20 and International Dual Degree student

By Columbia University |January 21, 2020

The SIPA Office of Alumni and Development is pleased to share A View from the Class, a SIPA stories series featuring current SIPA students, recently graduated alumni, and faculty. In this issue, we feature Theotis Sharpe MPA ’20, who is also an international dual degree student at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. You […]...
Jan21, 2020

2020 Application Cycle Fellowship/Scholarship Information – Post #20

By Harvard |January 21, 2020

This post is part of the ongoing Student Financial Services (SFS) Financial Aid series where resources from different parts of the world are highlighted. Below are several examples of resources for applicants from Africa. You can research other resources in our funding resource database . As a reminder, for those who submit the 2020 admission application, the HKS financial aid application is due on February 3, 2020. All pictures in this entry feature the various country flags affiliated with...
Jan20, 2020

Deans Celebrate Annual Meeting in Paris

By APSIA |January 20, 2020

On January 9-10, 2020, 57 representatives from 47 schools in 15 countries gathered in Paris for the annual APSIA deans/directors meeting, hosted by the Paris School of International Affairs. The interactive meeting included discussions of innovation, bridging the hard and social sciences, and workforce skills for the future, as well as a conversation with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe. On Thursday, January 9, APSIA members gathered for their portion of the event. During introductions...
Jan20, 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2020

By Harvard |January 20, 2020

This is a notice that Harvard University will close on Monday, January 20 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  As noted in a Harvard Gazette article, Dr. King was no stranger to Harvard. The full article can be accessed here and credit for the following photo goes to the Harvard University Archives....
Jan17, 2020

DU Event with Minister Noriyuki Shikata

By University of Denver |January 17, 2020

The Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research, The Center for China-US Cooperation & The Office of Global Engagement Presents:Japan, the US and China in the Indo-PacificNoriyuki ShikataFormer Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in BeijingWith Director Floyd Ciruli and Professor Suisheng ZhaoTuesday, February 4, 202011:45 am to 1:30 pmUniversity of DenverSIE Complex (The Forum), 1st Floor, Room 1020Noriyuki Shikata was the Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Chief...
Jan17, 2020

Pompeo Surprised Europe is Not Backing Iran Hardline

By University of Denver |January 17, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the chief architect of President Trump’s confrontation with Iran and primary advocate of the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, claimed surprise and dismay when France, Germany and Britain didn’t immediately support the killing of Soleimani. Europe also disappointed him when they didn’t welcome the request to terminate the Iran Nuclear agreement as the U.S. has.He was possibly the only person surprised since the allies have been opposed to th...
Jan17, 2020

Trump Losing Respect With the Brass

By University of Denver |January 17, 2020

In spite of a record defense budget ($740 billion), President Trump is losing respect from the Pentagon leaders that he directly commands. One can see the discomfort in military commanders standing behind him in his recent Soleimani press conference. The stress reflects his activities against advice, such as his impulsive withdrawal from Syria, which cost him a Secretary of Defense; clemency for accused military war criminals, which lost a Navy Secretary; his threats to seize Syrian oil and bomb...
Jan17, 2020

Can Colorado Republicans Win a Statewide Election in 2020? If Not, When?

By University of Denver |January 17, 2020

The surge of young unaffiliated voters and Donald Trump as the Republican Party’s national leader has raised the question: Will Republicans continue as a viable party and alternative to Democrats? It should be first pointed out that neither the Democrats nor Republicans are in a strong position in Colorado. During the last decade, while Republicans lost 6 percentage points in registration, Democrats gained zero. The big advance was among unaffiliated voters who mostly disdain the two parties.I...
Jan17, 2020

Gardner and Impeachment. Will it Matter?

By University of Denver |January 17, 2020

Nicholas Riccardi with the AP (Jan. 8, 2010) describes the difficulty Cory Gardner faces navigating impeachment. Gardner’s position has been to align with the President and argue that the House process was partisan and unfair.Sen. Cory Gardner | Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty ImagesI point out: “There’s a lot of factors that are going to make things very difficult for Cory. Impeachment just puts another issue out there.” Democrats, of course, want to get Gardner on the record in co...
Jan17, 2020

Does Census Help Republicans or Democrats in 2020?

By University of Denver |January 17, 2020

Lou Jacobson, one of the country’s premier political analysts, described the impact of the 2020 U.S. Census on the states, which could win seats (8) and those that could lose seats. As expected, the impact will depend on circumstances in 2020 because many of the seats that could shift are in battleground states, such as Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania. Jacobson has been a senior write for Roll Call, the National Journal, Governing and the Almanac of Ameri...
Jan17, 2020

The Party is Over. Unaffiliated Voters Dominate.

By University of Denver |January 17, 2020

As the election of the century approaches, more than two-fifths of Colorado voters chose no party affiliation. And, for a variety of factors, that number is expected to grow.Unaffiliated voters have been voting on the left in the last couple of elections, but Democrats will have to be careful. These new non-party participants – and they participate at historical rates – don’t like parties or the party establishments and can be quickly attracted by new candidates, issues and looks, much lik...
Jan17, 2020

2020 Application Reading and Decision Process – Post #6

By Harvard |January 17, 2020

Today my commute was only a few feet. On a typical day my commute is about a 30 minute bike ride to HKS, but occasionally during this time of year I will take a “reading day” at home. I have consumed a homemade vanilla latte and am settled in. Depending on how things go, I might treat myself to another cup later.Over the past couple of weeks readers have been reviewing files, and we have had several Admissions Committee meetings, giving readers the opportunity to discuss files in a group s...
Jan16, 2020

Catching up with Gioia

By Tufts University |January 16, 2020

Today we check in with Gioia, now entering her final (!) Fletcher semester. She had a typically jam-packed fall, with lots of updates for blog readers: With the beginning of a new year (and decade!), it feels like even longer since the last time that I checked in with you all! The fall semester passed by in a bit of a blur, between the typical intense workload for classes and managing my work study and part-time job. I also had the chance to work on a local political campaign; although we lost b...
Jan16, 2020

New Year, New Students / Cohort / PAs!

By Columbia University |January 16, 2020

January always feels like the longest month, and I’m sure many of you feel that way! We’re catching up from the holidays, application deadlines keep coming, and work is picking back up. Here at Columbia, the incoming Spring cohort is on campus for SIPA orientation. The Admissions and Financial Aid office will be closed on […]...
Jan16, 2020

2020 Application Cycle Fellowship/Scholarship Information – Post #19

By Harvard |January 16, 2020

This post is part of the ongoing Student Financial Services (SFS) financial aid series highlighting varied resources for applicants to consider. Applicants can research other resources in our funding resource database. In this entry, we highlight several examples of resources for applicants from Asia. As a reminder, for those who submitted the 2020 admission application, the HKS financial aid application is due on February 3, 2020. All pictures in this entry feature the various country flags a...
Jan15, 2020

Hopkins-Nanjing Center CHINA Town Hall

By Johns Hopkins University |January 15, 2020

Student blogger Amanda Walencewicz (Certificate '20) describes the Hopkins-Nanjing Center’s CHINA Town Hall event, which she helped organize in October in conjunction with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.  The audience in Kuang Yaming Auditorium watches the CHINA Town Hall national webcast.In October, the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC) hosted its first iteration of CHINA Town Hall, a program run by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. The Nation...
Jan15, 2020

#IncomingElliott: Laurie Williams

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |January 15, 2020

Laurie Williams graduated from Rhodes College in 2018 and moved to DC to work for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She’s beginning the MA International Affairs program in January, intending to focus on conflict and conflict resolution and the role of women in both. Continuing to work full-time in the Senate while studying full-time, Laurie is pursuing a career in the foreign policy space. In her free time, Laurie enjoys reading, running, and coming up with punny names for her trivia te...
Jan15, 2020

Lisa enters her final semester!

By Tufts University |January 15, 2020

It’s time to check in with our group of student bloggers, starting today with 2nd-year MALD Lisa. As is usually the case with 2nd-year students, it feels like she just got here yesterday, and it’s hard to imagine she’s now entering her final Fletcher semester. As you’ll see, she remains busy as ever: Remember when in my previous blog posts I wrote that my first two semesters at Fletcher went by extremely fast? Well, it does not really slow down. Somehow the third semester...
Jan15, 2020

Student Life at HKS – Situation Room

By Harvard |January 15, 2020

One benefit of attending HKS is access to a broad range of learning activities that take place outside of the traditional classroom environment. One such example took place in November when HKS students associated with the Economic Diplomacy Initiative, in partnership with HKS faculty, recreated a Situation Room meeting in front of a live audience. Members of the faculty and experts from the world of public policy, including Professors Ash Carter (former Secretary of Defense), Lawrence Summers (...