November 12, 2020 Newsletter

All Majors

Fall Advising Meetings
November 13, 16, 18-20, 23
Please schedule your fall advising meeting with Professor McMann here.  Be sure your calendar is set to Eastern Time.  You will receive a Zoom link in advance of the meeting.

Courses with International Content
Please consult the attached list when scheduling for the January term and spring semester.

International Studies Capstone Presentations
November 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Virtual
Learn about International Studies seniors’ projects at the International Studies Capstone Presentations. View the list of presentations and obtain the Zoom link here.

Sigma Iota Rho Application
Applications for the International Studies Honor Society, Sigma Iota Rho, are now open! All upper-class students
are eligible to apply. Eligible sophomores may apply for adjunct membership. Apply by December 4.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Internship
U.S. Chamber of Commerce internships offer opportunities in research, writing, and database management, several of which have an international focus. Spring 2021 applications are currently being accepted.

En Voz Alta
Students identifying as Hispanic/Latinx are eligible to apply for this international security and diplomacy mentoring program. Applications for the 2021 cohort are due December 4, 2020.

American Enterprise Institute Internships
AEI provides 10-week internships in various departments to undergraduate students. Spring applications for remote internships are accepted on a rolling basis until December 11, 2020.

USAID LPA Internship
USAID’s Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs offers internships in outreach and communications for USAID’s bureaus. Summer applications are due December 15, 2020.

Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship
This paid fellowship provides recent graduates with the opportunity to work in Cleveland at a public service organization, some of which focus on foreign countries or cultures. Applications for the 2021-2022 fellowship are due January 27, 2020.

Careers in the Foreign Service
November 12, 6:00-7:00 p.m. EST, Virtual
Join International Studies alumna Julie Stufft ’98 and another CWRU alumnus to learn more about careers in the U.S. Department of State. Register in advance.

WACA 2020 National Conference
November 16-20, Virtual
Join the World Affairs Council of America for a week-long conference on diplomacy and national security issues. Student tickets are $25. Register in advance.

International Relations Graduate School Programs
November 17, 9:00-10:30 p.m. EST, Virtual
Connect with alumni and admissions representatives from four of the top international relations graduate programs in the northeast. Register in advance.

Economics in South Africa
November 12, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Virtual
Join Tshilidzi Marwala, Trustee at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, for a discussion on economics and entrepreneurship in South Africa.

Africa and COVID-19 Conference
November 14, 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Virtual
Join CWRU’s African Students’ Union for a conference on COVID-19 and its impact in Africa. Register in advance.

Fellowship for Service in India
The American India Foundation connects service fellows with host organizations in India. Applications for the 2021-2022 fellowship cycle accepted beginning November 2020.

Japan-America Student Conference
US and Japanese students analyze the US-Japan relationship while visiting both countries. Scholarships are available. Deadline for the Summer 2021 Conference is December 11, 2020.

Online screening begins November 13, Cinematheque
A British Vietnamese man returns to his native country for the first time following the Vietnam War to spread his parents’ ashes.

Diwali Dinner
November 14, 6:30 p.m., Virtual and In-Person
The Undergraduate Indian Student Association is offering both virtual and in-person festivities to celebrate Diwali. Pickup an Indian dinner at Thwing, attend a virtual cooking session, and more.

Crisis in the U.S.-China Relationship
November 18, 6:00-7:15 p.m., Virtual
Join retired senior U.S. diplomat Susan Thornton for a discussion on the future of U.S.-China relations. The event is free, but advanced registration is required.

Humanity in Action Fellowship 
College graduates spend a year in the U.S. or Europe examining human rights, democracy, and structural injustice. Applications are due January 5, 2020.

November 12-15, 4:00-10:00 p.m.
Visit the Northeast Ohio Polish Marketplace for a four-day showcase featuring Polish food from multiple vendors. PierogiFest will abide by state and federal COVID-19 restrictions.

Online screening begins November 13, Cinematheque
View one of Portuguese film director Manoel de Oliveira’s greatest works, a story about a destructive love affair.

Latin America
¡Viva Kid Flicks!
Online screening begins November 12, Cinematheque
Enjoy seven Spanish-language classic shorts for children. Screening fees are $10.

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. During the COVID-19 pandemic, follow all government and public health restrictions and advice when taking advantage of these opportunities. CDC information and resources appear here.