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Apr16, 2018

Johnson Center conference addresses cyberwarfare and artificial intelligence

By Yale University |April 16, 2018

Most companies are not very well prepared for the weaponizing of cyberspace by foreign governments. That was part of an assessment of the current state of cyberspace by Eric Schmidt, former chairman of Alphabet, Inc. and CEO of Google. Schmidt gave the remarks during his keynote address at the two-day annual conference of the Yale Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy, which kicked off on April 6. This year’s conference, “Understanding Cyberwarfare and Artificial Intelligence...
Apr16, 2018

A View from the Class: Matthew Hinson

By Columbia University |April 16, 2018

The SIPA Office of Alumni and Development is pleased to share another installment of A View from the Class, a SIPA stories series featuring current SIPA students, recently graduated alumni, and SIPA faculty. In this issue, we feature current SIPA student Matthew Hinson MPA ’19. A first year Master of Public Administration candidate, Matthew is […]...
Apr16, 2018

The Buzz Predicted Ryan Quits

By University of Denver |April 16, 2018

In a Colorado Politics article concerning the Republican loss of the Alabama senate race last December, I speculated “Paul Ryan Quits.”The election has significant impact for Republicans as the 2018 contests begin. The first casualty of the Alabama result may be Paul Ryan. He sees the election, as do most political observers, as a mirror image of the 63-seat disaster for Democrats in 2010. Ryan does not intend on being the minority leader, defending the ever embattled and seldom grateful Don...
Apr16, 2018

Brailsford moves to World Affairs Councils of America

By University of Minnesota |April 16, 2018

Liz Brailsford (MPA ’16) recently joined the World Affairs Councils of America as COO, where she is responsible for all internal office functions and external programs. Most recently, Liz served as a full-time consultant for Panagora, a DC-based implementing partner for USAID. Previously, she led the international department at Relocation Today, where she headed operations, management, business development, and client relations of the department. Connect with Liz on LinkedIn....
Apr16, 2018

American Foreign Policy Study Trip: Exploring Modern Warfare in the Ukraine

By Johns Hopkins University |April 16, 2018

SAIS Europe has many extracurricular activities that I have been eager to take advantage of. One of these opportunities was the American Foreign Policy study trip to Ukraine. It is a country that has particularly interested me, as a nation that is torn between western integration and separatists fueled by Russian support. While a trip to Ukraine was not already organized, I knew past SAISers had done it. I proposed the idea to my fellow AFP classmates and Professor Harper, the AFP advisor. ...
Apr16, 2018

What Can You Do With A Policy School Degree? Post #14

By Harvard |April 16, 2018

Prospective applicants will sometimes ask what kinds of employment opportunities and/or initiatives are pursued by those who earn a policy school degree, and in this series we are highlighting some of our alumni.What can you do with a policy school degree? You can speak to an audience measuring in the tens of millions. Before Aarti Shahani MPP 2011 came to Harvard Kennedy School, she was a community organizer, standing on street corners with a bullhorn defending the rights of immigrants by sho...
Apr13, 2018

Kennedy and Stapleton Frontrunners in Early Race

By University of Denver |April 13, 2018

A couple of recent polls show Cary Kennedy, former State Treasurer and Denver chief financial officer, and Walker Stapleton, Bush scion and current State Treasurer, the frontrunners for governor leading their respective parties, with a third or more of voters undecided.The early polls measure name identification and media covered events. Among the Democrats, Kennedy surged from the pack and caught up to the earlier frontrunner, Congressman Jared Polis, due to winning decisively the party caucus ...
Apr13, 2018

Kelly Gone?

By University of Denver |April 13, 2018

The Buzz asked “Tillerson Gone?” on December 5, 2017. He was fired by a tweet on March 13, 2018. The speculation has now shifted to General John Kelly as it is now clear he has a reduced role in President Trump’s current White House operation.Trump’s “throw away the script” moment in West Virginia is a part of announcing his new comfort with the job of president after the first year. He’s going now with more gut instincts. The removal of National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is a...
Apr13, 2018

Denver Press Club Hosts Panel on Trauma of 1968 – Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Assassinated April 4, 1968

By University of Denver |April 13, 2018

The Denver Press Club hosts a presentation and panel on the turmoil and trauma of 1968 on the year’s 50th anniversary. One of the most shocking events was the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Lorraine Motel, April 4, 1968Photo: afrikanblackcoalition.orgOn April 4, King was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee at about 6:00 pm in front of his fellow civil rights colleagues, Ralph Abernathy, Jesse Jackson and Andy Young. King’s death sparked days of riots ...
Apr13, 2018

9News: Will Unaffiliated Voters Affect the Governor’s Race?

By University of Denver |April 13, 2018

Brandon Rittiman of 9KUSA and I did an interview and analysis of the potential impact of unaffiliated voters on the 2018 governor’s primary on June 26.One Republican candidate, Vic Mitchell, already has an advertisement on air that points out his lack of name identity and extols it as reflecting his “non-politician” status in the race. It is an effort to appeal to Republican partisans who would like a political outsider as their nominee, but also be attractive to the thousands of unaffilia...
Apr13, 2018

1968: Year of Turmoil and Transition. Where Were You?

By University of Denver |April 13, 2018

The Denver Press Club is hosting a presentation and panel titled, “1968, A Year of Turmoil and Transition,” on May 8. Nineteen sixty-eight was the year the Baby Boomers came of age. The oldest members of the cohort were 22, four years out of high school, four years into the draft, the music, the drugs, the Pill, the attitude about authority.What were you doing? It’s time to remember what you were doing when you heard the big events and what did it mean to you. Leave a comment below or #196...
Apr13, 2018

Five-Year Update: Manjula and Educate Lanka

By Tufts University |April 13, 2018

Today’s Five-Year Update will be different from the usual because I’ve written it, with details and fact-checking provided by its subject, Manjula Dissanayake, F12.  Back in the spring of 2012, I had long heard about Manjula but I hadn’t actually met him until Kristen and I were staked out in the Hall of Flags one day, snagging students as they went by.  After that, Manjula and I chatted about putting together a post about his path through Fletcher.  Inspired by that experie...
Apr13, 2018

Panel Selected for National Polling Conference on Marijuana

By University of Denver |April 13, 2018

The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) will hold its national conference for the first time in its 71-year history in Denver this May. Its opening panel on the legalization of marijuana is co-sponsored with the University of Denver-based Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research at the Korbel School. The panel for AAPOR members is open to the public and will be held May 15 at 5:00 pm at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.The panelists include the director of the Quinnipia...
Apr12, 2018

Denver Press Club Hosts 1968: A Year of Turmoil and Transition

By University of Denver |April 12, 2018

People say that 2018 is a year of such extraordinary political chaos and disruption that it must be unique in American history. Only the Civil War seems to compare. But, 1968 saw even more violence, turmoil and disruption.War: 500,000 troops in Vietnam, anti-draft riots, closing down campuses, peace with honorRace: MLK assassinated, urban riots, Black Panthers Politics: Democratic Party in disarray, “The whole world is watching,” Southern strategy, George Wallace, Richard NixonPolarizat...
Apr12, 2018

Republicans Riding Tandem With Trump

By University of Denver |April 12, 2018

Presidential approval eight months out from the President’s first midterm election is an instructive, if not predictive, indicator of the election results in the House of Representatives. President Trump is at the low among presidents since Harry Truman and appears unable to stay on a message of accomplishment. The White House’s constant controversies and chaos are making recovery very difficult. And although eight months is a long time in the politics of the digital age, Trump and Republica...
Apr12, 2018

New White House Casting Call – Sound Bites, Conflict and Strong Views

By University of Denver |April 12, 2018

The new White House team being assembled by an energized Donald Trump (more comfortable after a year into his presidency) looks like a Fox News casting call. If you like conflict as the President obviously does, this is your crew. The new members – Bolton and Kudlow – have an advantage no members of the first White House staff enjoyed – Trump sees them regularly on Fox News and CNBC. He recognizes them and hears their voices defending his policies and his behavior. Another Fox News contrib...
Apr12, 2018

Colorado Politics: Will a Wave From D.C. Wash Over Colorado?

By University of Denver |April 12, 2018

The recruiting is mostly done, the fundraising is well underway and the campaigning, especially in competitive districts, has started. The table is set for the fight for the U.S. House of Representatives.History of midterms for a new president is not good, and the early indicators for Donald Trump are not good. In a commentary for Colorado Politics, the state’s leading political website, I examine the possibility of a wave coming out of Washington in favor of the Democrats that could roll over...
Apr12, 2018

Hickenlooper and Ciruli Talk Water

By University of Denver |April 12, 2018

At the January Colorado Water Congress (CWC) statewide conference, Governor John Hickenlooper and Floyd Ciruli talked water politics in 2018. The conversation called for bipartisan leadership to secure Colorado’s water future – in what will be a political transition from Hickenlooper’s eight year of leadership.Hickenlooper and Ciruli Call forBipartisan Leadership on Water SolutionsPhoto: CWCColorado’s water leaders are contacting candidates for governor, legislature and county commission...
Apr12, 2018

Public Opinion and Sanctuary Cities

By University of Denver |April 12, 2018

Many large U.S. cities and some states, such as California, have adopted versions of “sanctuary” policies that protect immigrants that the U.S. immigration authorities believe should be deported.Recently, President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and conservative media have been excoriating California in general and the mayor of Oakland in particular for sanctuary city policies.Although the public is very skeptical of Trump’s wall (60% oppose, CBS poll, 3-2018), generally favorable t...
Apr12, 2018

The Public is Down on the NRA and Up for Gun Restrictions

By University of Denver |April 12, 2018

Since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, polls appear to reflect a decline in support for the National Rifle Association (NRA) and an increase in support for more restrictive gun laws.The Gallup poll has queried public favorably toward the NRA since 2000. In fact, during the Obama administration years, the NRA’s reputation improved, with more than half the public giving it a favorable rating, But, a few polls during the last few months show a decline.In a national Marist poll in early M...
Apr12, 2018

#ElliottProud: Isabel Berdeja

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |April 12, 2018

Isabel Berdeja, Mexican- born and raised, graduated with a Masters in International Development Studies in May 2016 and has been MICI’s Civil Society Liaison since May 2017. Prior to her work at the Inter-American Development Bank, Isabel worked on program management at the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) where she focused on capacity-strengthening projects for Civil Society, as well as human rights in Nicaragua and Ecuador and in the energy sector with General Electric Mexico. Du...
Apr12, 2018

One more ICYMI post: Faculty Spotlight

By Tufts University |April 12, 2018

While I’m thinking (as I did yesterday) of posts I might like new readers to comb through, I should point you back toward the many Faculty Spotlight posts that have run over the years.  While this spring’s Faculty Facts capture the most recent research or other professional work of the faculty, the Spotlight posts allowed professors to write in greater detail about their work and their connection to Fletcher.  Here’s an index (though I realize that the professors are listed i...
Apr12, 2018

Virtual Session Recordings

By Harvard |April 12, 2018

We understand that not everyone is able to visit HKS, and even for those who are able to visit, it is difficult to learn about all of the varied processes and opportunities available in a short period of time. We host a variety of virtual information sessions and below you will find a list for easy access. Taking in the sessions is a great way to help prepare for the application process.Recordings of Previous Virtual Information SessionsDigital at HKS (February 22, 2018)Ash Center for Democratic...
Apr11, 2018

Bringing APSIA to the Bay Area

By APSIA |April 11, 2018

From April 4-9, 2018, APSIA Executive Director Carmen Mezzera traveled throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to build up the APSIA community - and to talk with new communities about why studying international affairs is important.   On Wednesday, April 4, she visited the University of San Francisco (USF), where 35% of undergraduates are the first in their families to attend a university. Professor Lindsay Gifford welcomed her to an International Research Methods class, where Carmen sp...
Apr11, 2018

#WeAreElliott: Christina Manzanares

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |April 11, 2018

Christina Manzanares is from Waco, Texas. Christina is a first-year, part-time graduate student in the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies program at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Christina graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southwestern University where she studied abroad four times (Spain, Argentina, France, and England), started an Alpha Lambda Delta chapter, was on the dean’s list 5 times, pledged a sorority and was inducted into 5 honor societies (Alpha Lambd...
Apr11, 2018

Summer Internship in DC

By Johns Hopkins University |April 11, 2018

 Amanda Bogan, MAIS '18, shares her experience of interning in D.C. at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China during her summer between her first and second year in Nanjing.   While studying for my Master’s degree at the HNC, I have access to a wide range of professional development and internship experiences. As a member of the HNC community, I am regularly learning about new work and internship opportunities through the Career Services Center, the HNC alumni network, and c...
Apr11, 2018

Employment Data

By Harvard |April 11, 2018

One common line of questioning applicants have relates to both internship and employment opportunities for students and alumni. Employment data is public on our site and for easy reference, links to reports from the past few years are below. 2017 data is being formatted and will be available in the near future. I will make sure to post the data to this blog when the report is ready. 2016 Data2015 Data2014 Data2013 Data2012 Data And here are some other helpful posts on the subject -A post on su...
Apr11, 2018

ICYMI: Fletcher Couples

By Tufts University |April 11, 2018

I know that Admissions Blog readers tune in at different points in the cycle — from the fall for application tips to the spring after decisions are released, and all points in between — and there’s limited time to sift through the archives.  One of my personal favorite features is Fletcher Couples.  If you have a spare minute, I hope you’ll enjoy reading about these folks who discovered their true loves at Fletcher.  ♥ ♥ ♥ ...
Apr10, 2018

Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

By Tufts University |April 10, 2018

I continue to welcome blog topic suggestions via the two-question survey, and even as I do, I’m working on writing posts in response.  Recently a reader asked about post-Fletcher jobs.  The question was specifically about the LLM program, but I want to point out a few resources that would be useful for anyone. First, there are reports on both full-time employment and summer internships on the website of the Office of Career Services (OCS).  When you’re on the employment report pag...
Apr10, 2018

Apply Now For Our MAAIS Program

By University of Washington |April 10, 2018

"The thing I love the most are my peers here," says U.S. Army Captain Tom Lorenson, who is part of the M.A. in Applied International Studies program. "I am in awe of what the guy from Boeing or someone who used to work at Microsoft brings to the classroom." Lorenson, who is undertaking the 10-month option of our executive education degree in international affairs and will graduate in 2018, hopes to work at the strategic planning level. "I think you get a deeper level of education here [...