March 17, 2022 Newsletter

All Majors

Russia’s War in Ukraine 
Thursday, March 24th, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., TVUC, Ballroom A 
Join International Studies Director Kelly McMann and Professors David Clingingsmith, Ken Ledford, and Roman Sheremeta to learn about pressures on Putin to end the war in Ukraine, including economic sanctions and Ukrainian resistance. Free.

Optional Spring Advising Meetings
April 4, 6, 11  
Spring advising meetings are optional. If you would like to schedule a meeting with Professor McMann, you can do so here.  Be sure your calendar is set to Eastern Daylight Time.  Meetings will be by Zoom.

Climate Action Week 
March 18 – 25 
Check out the events, many foreign-focused, during CWRU’s inaugural Climate Action Week.

La Alianza and Black Student Alliance Mixer
Friday, March 18, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Student Organization Center 
Dance and learn more about African American and Latin cultures.

Art and International Cooperation
Wednesday, March 23, 5:30 -7:30 p.m., The Music Settlement, University Circle 
A panel discussion and a special performance by the Israeli-Palestinian duo Amal. Student admission is $5.

Institute for Policy Studies Internship
The deadline to apply is March 27.

Cleveland Humanities Festival
During March and April, the festival will probe the idea of “discourse” through art, literature, and music; some events are foreign-focused.

Cleveland International Film Festival
March 30 – April 9, Playhouse Square  
Watch documentaries on humanitarian issues, hilarious 10-minute shorts, foreign flicks, and films screened in virtual reality. Admission ranges from $0-$25.

Mayor Bibb’s International Meet & Greet
Wednesday, March 30, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Cleveland Public Library 
Meet Mayor Justin Bibb and hear how Cleveland is connecting with the international community.

UN Leaders Program
Apply to the United Nations Young Leaders for Sustainable Development Goals Program, an advocacy and advisory group.  Apply by March 31.

International Relations Research Conference 
Students are encouraged to submit research papers, including capstones, to present at this April 22, 2022 student conference in Philadelphia. Apply by March 31.

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Internship
CCWA is looking for two Model UN interns and an international exchange intern, among other summer interns. Apply by April 1.

Future Global Leaders Scholarship 
Junior and senior women pursuing careers in international trade are encouraged to apply for this scholarship, which includes mentorship. Applications are due April 1.

How to Prepare for Climate Change
Wednesday, April 6, 5:30 p.m., The Union Club 
Join bestselling author David Pogue for an uplifting discussion. Student admission is $5.

Governance and Local Development Internship
Work with a research team on questions of human welfare globally. Applications are due April 10.

APSIA Internships 
The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs is seeking summer interns in international communication and marketing. Summer application deadline is April 16.

Best Practices in Applying to Graduate School
Tuesday, April 19 
Attend this free webinar on best practices in applying to international affairs graduate programs.

Wright-Plaisance Fellowship for Study Abroad 
A fellowship for scholars interested in pursuing post-baccalaureate study at a university in Europe or South America. Applications are due April 29.

Rocks Funds
This grant funds summer experiences, including INTL 399 practicums. International Studies majors are eligible. Applications are due April 29.

Medwish Internships 
This global health organization is currently accepting applications for internships in its Cleveland office.

American Enterprise Institute Internships 
This Washington, DC think tank offers foreign policy and regionally-focused internships.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Project Coordinator at Harvard University
The Arctic Initiative at Harvard’s Belfer Center is hiring a project coordinator to work on climate policy and arctic community resilience. CWRU alumna Brittany is happy to answer questions.

Truman Center for National Policy Fellowship
Fellowships are virtual and will support work in national security and foreign policy.

Center for a New American Security Internship
A six-month internship involving policy research and writing and exposure to national policy debates and decision-makers.

Tips on Building a Federal Resume 
Federal employment resumes differ from traditional resumes in several ways. View these tips. Some agencies prefer that you use their resume builder.

Tips to Prepare for a Security Clearance 
View these five tips for preparing for a security clearance in advance.


Naach Di Cleveland Dance Competition
Saturday, March 19, 5:00 p.m., Cleveland Public Auditorium 
Enjoy this national, inter-collegiate dance competition, featuring eight Bollywood fusion and eight Bhangra dance teams. Student tickets are $12.

Holi Celebration
Friday, April 1, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Freiberger Field 
Join the Center for International Affairs for a Holi celebration.

The Power and Poetry of Music
In this free exhibition, contemporary Chinese artist Peng Wei addresses the vital role of music and the arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Service Fellowship in India
The American India Foundation provides service opportunities through host organizations in India.  Applications for the 2022-2023 fellowship cycle accepted beginning April 2022.

National Bureau of Asian Research Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship
First-years, sophomores, and juniors from certain minority groups are eligible for this foreign policy summer program. The deadline to apply is March 27.

USIP Russia and Europe Center Job
International Studies alumnus John Drennan is new to the United States Institute of Peace team on which the successful applicant will work.  He encourages International Studies seniors to apply and can try to answer questions,

Great Freedom
Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19, Cinematheque 
A man in post-WWII Germany is imprisoned for violating a law criminalizing homosexuality.

Kaffeestunde 3
Sunday, March 20, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Guilford Hall Raum 223 
Talk with friends in German. Coffee and German cookies will be provided.

Middle East

Environmental History in Afghanistan
Thursday, March 24, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., online 
A talk by Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, Professor of History, James Madison University.