February 28, 2019 Newsletter

All Majors
Improve your LinkedIn Profile
Strengthen your LinkedIn profile over spring break using advice from our February workshop about developing your professional brand.

Social Justice Institute Research Funding
Students with research ideas connected to social justice are invited to apply for fellowships. Applications are due March 1, 2019.

Students conducting research or seeking internships in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences are invited to apply for summer funding. Applications are due March 8, 2019.

Ellen and Matt Feldman Internship Grants
International Studies majors are eligible for funding. Applications are due March 29, 2019.

Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship
This scholarship allows students to study or intern abroad during Summer 2019. Applications are due March 5, 2019.

Volunteer for High School Model UN Conference
March 6-7, 8am-2pm both days
Volunteer at the CWRU Model United Nations high school conference. No experience is required. Sign up here.

Applying to International Affairs Graduate Programs
March 12, 1-2pm, Online
Register for a webinar to learn about applying for graduate programs in international affairs. There will be additional sessions in AprilMayJune, and July.

Volunteer in Refugee Financial Literacy Classes
March 16, 23, 30, 9:30am-2pm
Volunteer to teach refugees basic finances. Volunteers are also needed who speak Swahili, Nepali, Arabic, Kurdish, Ukrainian, or Pashto to act as interpreters/translators.

SIR Student Research Conference
Students are invited to submit papers for the Sigma Iota Rho Student Research Conference in International Relations, which will be held April 26. Submissions are due by March 22, 2019.

Fragmented Nation or The Anglophone/Francophone Problem in Cameroon
March 1, 9am-2:30pm, TVUC, Suite 280
This conference features five guest speakers and will discuss the violence and unrest in Cameroon.

Police Story
March 1, 9:20pm, Cinematheque
March 2, 7:15pm, Cinematheque
A Hong Kong cop captures a drug kingpin and must protect his secretary until the trial. Tickets are $8 for age 25 and under.

Shen Yun
March 2, 2pm & 7pm, State Theater
March 3, 2pm,  State Theater
This show exhibits 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through dance and music. Tickets range from $80-180.

March 3, 6:30pm, Cinematheque
A young, Korean man finds himself in a love triangle with a former female classmate and a new, wealthy man she met. Tickets are $8 for age 25 and under.

Asia Bridge Fellowship
Fellowships at the Asia Society are available to recent college graduates. Applications are due April 1, 2019.


How French are France’s Problems
February 28, 5-6:30pm Mandel Center, Room 115
Join Patrick Chamorel of the Stanford University Center for a discussion of the uniqueness of France’s challenges.

Cleveland Kurentovanje
March 2, 9am-6pm, Slovenian National Home
This festival celebrates the end of winter and beginning of spring with a 5k race, parade, musical and cultural performances, and food. The festival is free and open to the public.

Salvador Dalí: In Search of Immortality
March 3, 1:30pm, Cinematheque

This documentary follows Salvador Dalí from when he first joined the Surrealists to his death. Tickets are $12 for age 25 and under.

At Eternity’s Gate
March 3, 3:45pm, Cinematheque
This film dramatizes the later years of Vincent van Gogh. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.

Conversation about Russian-US Relations
Topic: What Russia Wants (and What It Means for America)
Conversation: March 5, 3-4pm, Clark Hall, Room 206
Lecture: March 5, 6pm, Maltz Performing Arts Center
Students have the opportunity to participate in a conversation with journalist Julia Ioffe–RSVP here. Her evening lecture is free and open to the public, reserve tickets here.

Middle East
The Future of Energy Kingdoms
March 5, 7:30-8:45pm The Happy Dog 
Hear Jim Krane, author of Energy Kingdoms: Oil and Political Survival in the Persian Gulf, speak about oil’s influence on Persian Gulf governance.

International Climate Change Internship
Learning Streams International is hiring juniors and seniors for a 4-week internship to serve as undergraduate mentors to Pakistani and American high school students. The deadline to apply is March 6, 2019.

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.