Student Foreign Policy Essay Contest – John Quincy Adams Society/The National Interest

Looking for a chance to get published in one of Washington’s most influential foreign policy publications? Have your voice heard where it matters and establish credibility as and independent, trustworthy voice in foreign policy. The John Quincy Adams Society has partnered with The National Interest, a highly regarded outlet famous for publishing essays like Francis Fukuyama’s “The End of History?”

Winners get published in TNI and get a significant cash prize; additionally, the first twenty entrants get a free subscription to TNI. More information, rules, and instructions for participation are available on the website at jqas.org/essay-contest. It’s a great chance for students to raise their profiles!

IC3 Academy Meaningful Summer Program

IC3 Academy Meaningful Summer Program
Meaningful Summer is run through the IC3 Academy, a program to introduce participants to ideas, opportunities and resources to foster personal growth, community development
and ultimately global change. The Meaningful Summer Program is specifically targeted to
undergraduate students looking for opportunities to expand their skillset, gain international
work experience and make a meaningful contribution to the world. The IC3 Academy is looking
for individuals with exceptional leadership qualities from diverse backgrounds.
Prior to internship placement, participants are expected to attend a 7-day intensive course in San Jose, Costa Rica. The week is carefully designed to encourage participants to address their “why”: what are they hoping to gain from the experience and for what purpose? Facilitators are experts in the fields of international development, social entrepreneurship and non-profit management.
After workshops that address personal growth (values, vision, the power of personal narrative),
participants begin to address their professional and educational goals with topics including:
– fundraising
– vehicles of social change
– grant/proposal writing
– logic models and theories of change
– social media for social innovation
By the end of the week, participants will have a clear outline of their expectations for the
summer, as well as a deeper understanding of professional opportunities in the fields of social
entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and international business and development.
Internships are varied and with the exception of one location, involve grassroot organizations
in low income countries. Opportunities and structure vary but all locations require a full-time
commitment for a minimum of 2 months. Locations include:
– Phillippines: Media and marketing internship
– Guatemala, Peru and Costa Rica: opportunities in special education, education,
microbusiness and tourism
– Uganda: microbusiness, community development and education
– Nepal: community development, journalism/marketing and education
– New Zealand: non-profit management, fundraising and event planning and grant
distribution
For further questions or inquiries on how to apply for the IC3 Meaningful Summer Program,
please contact Caitie Goddard at caitie@ic3academy.org

One-Year MA Program_Yenching Academy, Peking University

The Yenching Academy offers a 1-year Master of China Studies program (in English) designed to prepare an elite class of future leaders to meet the challenges of the 21st century global landscape.
The Academy is launching the program with the first class of students arriving September 2015, and they are now actively recruiting candidates from the best universities around the world.

The excerpted message below, sent to the UM Lieberthal Rogel Center for Chinese Studies from the Associate Dean of Yenching Academy, John Holden, highlights the salient points of the program.  The Yenching Academy would very much like to include a UMich graduate in their first cohort.

Since our degree can be completed with work in English, we’re open to students with no background in China studies, but we also offer courses in Chinese for those with a stronger China background. Perhaps one of your students would be interested?  Here’s a bit more background about the program:
 
We are aiming for a student body with broad geographic representation. Of the approximately one hundred students in our inaugural class, we expect about thirty-five to be from mainland China, and the remaining sixty-five to be divided approximately as follows: twenty from North America, twenty from Europe and twenty-five from the rest of the world.

The international students will not only be geographically diverse, but their backgrounds and level of knowledge of China will vary considerably as well.  For example, a Yenching Scholar may be an engineering graduate who knows little about China but wants international experience to add to his/her resume, and would take all courses at the Academy in English. Another may be someone who has majored in Chinese history or language and is able to attend courses in Chinese.  Other Yenching Scholars may have some Chinese language skills but will still need to do their coursework in English.

The subjects that can be studied at the Academy will range across the humanities and social sciences as they pertain to China, and will fall roughly into the following categories:  Literature and Culture; History and Archaeology; Philosophy and Religion; Public Policy and International Relations; Economics and Management; and Law and Society  

A thesis will be required of students, but I do want to emphasize that the program is intended to be broad rather than deep.  We want students to explore as many aspects of Chinese history, culture and contemporary affairs as possible.  Should a student wish to pursue advanced research, they may wish to pursue a Ph.D. in a particular Peking University department after completing their degree at the Academy.

More information about the Yenching Academy can be found on our website www.yenchingacademy.org.

Call for Papers

Undergraduate students, graduate students, professional, experts, and scholars are invited to submit abstracts for the upcoming Provost’s Global Forum at the University of Iowa, “The Arab Spring in a Global Context,” to be held in Iowa City, Iowa, April 30 to May 1, 2015.

 

The wave of uprisings known as the Arab Spring may have changed or at least challenged the relationship between the governed and governing actors not only in Arab countries but in other societies with Muslim people around the world. Emerging issues and changing circumstances are providing scholars from all academic disciplines with opportunities to apply and/or revise old theories, and this conference will facilitate an exchange and sharing of new ideas. Activities will include presentations of research papers and reports, roundtable conversations, panel discussions, musical performances, book exhibits, film and documentary screenings, and more.

 

Financial support is available to subsidize travel cost for qualified presenters who submit paper abstracts before October 15, 2014. Otherwise, the deadline for submitting paper abstracts is November 30. Competitive prizes will be awarded to exceptional undergraduate and graduate student papers.

 

For more information about the conference and to submit abstracts, visit http://international.uiowa.edu/arab-spring-global-context.

 

Questions? Contact:

 

Sarolta Petersen
Events and Project Specialist
International Programs
319-335-3862
sarolta-petersen@uiowa.edu

APPLY NOW – Design for Maternal Health, Summer 2015

Real health challenges. Real communities. Real impact.

The Design for Maternal Health program is now accepting applications. This program consists of a summer fieldwork experience in Ethiopia or Ghana to inform a novel design project to be completed during Fall 2015. Participants will gain extensive design experience and exposure to health care practices in a low-income setting.

There will be an information session for this program on November 3rd 4:00-5:00pm located in the Chrysler Center room 265 on North Campus.

Apply online and see more information at: https://mcompass.umich.edu/?go=IPEd4mhafrica

This opportunity is open to engineering and non-engineering students with senior level standing as of Fall 2015.

Application Deadline: November 21st, 2014

Questions? For more information email design4maternalhealth@umich.edu

Young Writers Award 2015

Registration for the Young Writers Award 2015 is now open. Please see below for instructions on how to apply. For further information or questions about the Young Writers Award, please submit an email to ytn@gmfus.org.

http://brussels.gmfus.org/brussels-forum-young-writers-award-call-for-applications/