April 5, 2018 Newsletter

All Majors

Congratulations to Geneva Magsino, who received the 2018 Projects for Peace grant, for a group project, Periods of Peace. This project aims to improve sexual health education and menstrual hygiene management for young girls in Cameroon.

Spring Advising Meetings
April 3-April 19
Spring advising meetings are optional. If you would like to schedule a meeting with Professor McMann, you can do so here. Students who are studying abroad should request a Skype meeting, using the same link.

Courses with International Content
Please consult the attached list when scheduling for the fall semester.

International Studies Society Information Session
April 18, 6:30p.m., STJ Multipurpose Room
Learn about the CWRU chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, a national honor society for International Studies students, and how membership can enhance your academic experience.

Defense Intelligence Agency 2019 Summer Internship
Gain experience in research, report writing, briefing, policy writing, and intelligence analysis with this 10-12-week internship program. Applications are due April 13.

Foreign Policy Essay Contest
Undergraduate students are invited to submit foreign policy essays to be published in The National Interest. The winner will be awarded $1000. Submissions are due April 8.

Peace Corps On-Campus Internship
Campus ambassadors develop student outreach on campus to promote the Peace Corps. Students should plan to dedicate 3-5 hours per week from August 2018 to April 2019. Applications are due April 6.

Income Inequality Among Seniors, at Home and Abroad
April 6, 12:30-1:30p.m., KSL Room LL06
Join Emily Campbell, Associate Director of the Center for Community Solutions, and Professor Terry Hokenstad for a conversation on growing income inequality among seniors globally.


Asian Services In Action, Inc. Internship
ASIA is seeking a summer content marketing and social media intern to join their team. To apply, send a resume and letter of recommendation to Kimlee Sureemee.

Holi – The Festival of Colors
April 7, 1:00-4:00p.m., Frieberger Field
This celebration of the traditional Indian festival will feature a colorful dance party, authentic Indian food, and games. This is a free event.

Research Manuscript Submission Calling
The Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs is accepting social science research manuscripts. The submission deadline is April 6.

2018 U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium
May 29-June 1, Washington D.C.
The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations will explore American foreign policy and the U.S.-China relationship through site visits, lectures, and discussions. Registration fee before April 16 is $200.


CNA Research Assistant Position
The Russian division at CNA is accepting applicants for an entry-level position. The research assistant will support both the strategic studies center and the Russia team. Russian fluency preferred, but not required.

Fulbright Opportunities for U.S. Students in Hungary and Central Europe
April 9, 3:30-5:00p.m., Tomlinson Hall 135
Dr. Karoly Jokay, Executive Director of the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission, will discuss the Fulbright Program and application process.

Cleveland Italian Film Festival
April 2-20, CWRU and Tri-C
This festival features eight films in Italian with English subtitles. Admission is free.

The Eurozone Crisis is Over – Now What?
April 13, 12:30-1:45p.m., Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 202
Nicolas Véron, Senior Fellow at the Bruegel and Peterson Institute for International Economics, will discuss lessons learned from the Eurozone crisis and outlook for future reforms.

April 6, 7:30p.m., Cinematheque
April 7, 9:05p.m., Cinematheque
A former British rock star takes in a violent gangster who is on the run from the mob. Age 25 and under tickets are $8.

King of Hearts
April 6, 9:35p.m., Cinematheque
April 7, 7:00p.m., Cinematheque
A WWI Scottish soldier discovers a French village that has been taken over by escaped patients of a local insane asylum and joins their society. Age 25 and under tickets are $7.

Middle East and North Africa

The Judge
April 6, 11:15a.m., Tower City Cinemas
April 7, 4:45p.m., Tower City Cinemas
This Palestinian film documents the first two women appointed to Shari’a court in 2009. Use the $2 discount code “NOCMES” for any film.

An Evening with David Grossman
April 9, 7:00-8:30p.m., Maltz Performing Arts Center
Renowned Israeli author David Grossman will discuss his novel A Horse Walks into a Bar. Free tickets are available for CWRU students.

The Palestinians, Anti-Semitism, and the Culture of Silence
April 10, 7:00-9:00p.m., Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 115
History Professor Ted Steinberg discusses the history of oppression and Edward Said’s thoughts on the Palestinian question and university life.

They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief
April 13, 6:30-8:30p.m., TVUC Ballroom A
This film documents the thousands of Americans who helped orphans and refugees during the Armenian Genocide. History Professor Ken Ledford and the film’s Executive Producer will discuss the film.

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.