September 28, 2017 Newsletter

All Majors

International Studies Career Workshop
October 74:00-6:00p.m., Mather House 100
Please confirm that you will be able to attend the International Studies Career Workshop.  Also, would you like to attend the dinner at Professor McMann’s house afterwards?  Dinner RSVPs will be recorded until all spaces are taken. Co-sponsored by the International Studies Student Group.  RSVP to Anna Conboy.

Contact Your Mentor
Have you spoken to your alumni mentor recently?  Now is a good time to check in for advice about summer internships and post-graduate plans.  Majors who do not yet have a mentor will have an opportunity to match with one later this year.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
September 29, 1:00-2:00p.m., Sears 354
A Fulbright representative will be on campus to offer advice and information about the Fulbright program.

Volunteer with the Cleveland Council on World Affairs
CCWA is currently seeking volunteers to assist with their Model UN program for middle and high school students. Please contact for more information.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
This U.S. Department of State program provides funding for students studying or interning abroad. Applications for Spring 2018 are due October 3.

PPIA International Affairs Fellowship
This summer program is designed to prepare students for graduate studies in international affairs and public policy. Applications are due November 1.

Career Fair Workshop
September 29, 12:30p.m., Clark Hall 206
Tom Matthews of the CWRU Career Center will provide resume tips and career advice in preparation for the October 5th Career Fair.

What Can the U.S. Learn from Healthcare Models around the World
October 3, 7:30-9:00p.m., The Happy Dog (West Side Location)
This panel, featuring Political Science Professor Joe White, will examine what the U.S. can learn from international healthcare models. This is a free event.

All About Research Abroad
October 5, 4:00p.m., Tomlinson 135
SOURCE and the Office of Education Abroad will present information and tips about conducting research abroad. A Q&A session will follow.

Undergraduate Journal of Politics Call for Submissions
Pi Sigma Alpha is looking for papers related to any area of political science and government to be published in their upcoming journal. The deadline is October 1.



European Studies Undergraduate Project Prize
This prize is awarded for original research papers on any subject in European Studies. Nominations will be accepted from October 1February 1.

La Chinoise
September 30, 5:00p.m., Cinematheque
October 1, 8:20p.m., Cinematheque
A young French couple under the influence of Maoist ideology try to force his ideals onto their community.  Age 25 and under tickets are $7.


The Wound
October 1, 6:30p.m., Cinematheque
This South African film tells the story of a young, gay teenager as he goes through a painful initiation into manhood. Age 25 and under tickets are $7.


JET Program
The Japanese Exchange and Teaching program is currently accepting 2018 applications to work in schools and government offices in Japan.

Night Market
September 29, 5:00-11:00p.m., Asiatown
Channeling traditional Asian markets, local vendors supply a wide array of food, music, and entertainment.

China and America in an Age of Turmoil
October 4, 4:45-6:15p.m., Clark Hall 309
Johns Hopkins Professor David M. Lampton will discuss the current political relationship between China and the U.S. This is a free event.

Asian Mid-Autumn Festival
October 4, 7:00-9:00p.m., Thwing Center
Participate in this traditional Asian celebration with authentic food, traditions, and activities.

Latin America

Green Business in Latin America
October 5, 9:00a.m., Peter B. Lewis Building Room 220
Sustainability consultant Giovanni Ginatta will discuss opportunities for developing green business in Ecuador and Latin America. This is a free event.

Middle East and North Africa

Six Years Later: An Exploration into the Syrian Civil War
October 2, 5:30-7:30p.m., Oswald Conference Center
Learn about the current situation in Syria, U.S. foreign policy on Syria, and the future of the country and region. Student tickets are $5.

The International Studies Program does not endorse or sponsor the fellowships, internships, jobs, and other opportunities listed in the newsletter.  Students are encouraged to evaluate them.