April 13, 2023 Newsletter

All Majors
Phi Alpha Delta Annual Law Gala
Saturday, April 15, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., Thwing Ballroom
All proceeds will go to the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. Student tickets are $10.

Nonprofit and Public Interest Policy Training Fellowship
Full-time, 3-week, in-person fellowship with an optional final project to support public interest organizations in achieving policy impact. Apply by April 18.

Aspen Tech Policy Hub Paid Fellowship
This paid three week bootcamp will train nonprofits and public interest organizations focused on tech, science and cybersecurity on how to have a policy impact. Apply by April 18.

Graduate School-to-Career Seminar
Learn how to take your undergraduate major and combine with a graduate business degree to launch a fulfilling career
Tuesday, April 25, 6:00 p.m. Mather House 100
Plan to attend this seminar where you will be introduced to career options using occupation forecasting data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dr. Brock Schroeder, Senior Director of Recruitment at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University hosts this seminar to explore employment projections for various career types. Additionally, he will share how a professional graduate degree coupled with internship experiences leads to high levels of job placement upon graduation in various industries in Ohio and throughout the USA. Alumni from Weatherhead graduate programs are in high demand with nearly 100% job placement rates and starting salaries approaching $100,000.

Anti-Racism, Anti-Colonialism, & Climate Change: Malcolm Ferdinand
Thursday, April 29, 6:30 p.m., online
Online talk with equal time for Q&A. All are welcome.

One-Year MA in International Relations at UChicago
University of Chicago’s Committee on International Relations is now offering a spring round of rolling admissions for its one-year Master’s program. Applications due May 2.

Young Professionals Networking Event
Thursday, May 11, 5:30 p.m., Collision Bend Brewing Company
Connect with other globally-minded young professionals.

Pogue Fellowship
CCWA’s Richard W. Pogue Fellowship will cultivate the next generation of globally-minded leaders in Cleveland through engagement in world affairs and participation in the Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations. Apply by May 19.

ICPSR Summer Program
Founded in 1963, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program offers rigorous, hands-on training in statistics, quantitative methods, and data analysis for students, faculty, and researchers of all skill levels and backgrounds.


Friday, April 28, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., dual delivery
Attend the Friday Public Affairs Discussion with Paul E. Schroeder, Ph.D., longtime Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Dampeer Room of the Kelvin Smith Library.

The Rise of China: Understanding its Current Quest for Global Power with Susan Shirk
Tuesday, May 9, 5:30 p.m.
Susan Shirk, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, will explore how China’s foreign and domestic policies have diminishing returns in a faltering global economy.


Russia’s War on Ukraine: Where is it Headed?
Friday, April 14, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., dual delivery
Attend the Friday Public Affairs Discussion with Stephen Crowley, Professor of Politics, Oberlin College in the Dampeer Room of the Kelvin Smith Library. Register here to attend online.

Lessons from the Edge: Ukraine in Crisis
Wednesday, April 26, 11:30 – 1:30, The Union Club
Reflecting on the events that led to her removal as U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine in 2019, Marie “Masha” Yovanovitch has a stark but hopeful story to tell of the dedication of foreign service officers and her own career.


Presidential Associates Program
Established in 1981, the Presidential Associates Program (PAP) at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates, who are US citizens or permanent residents, the opportunity to work at the highest levels of an international university, learn Arabic, and experience life in Cairo. Apply by April 29.
World Languages

Amistad (Spanish Conversation Hour)
Every Friday, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., Guilford Lounge 223.
Join Amistad Group and share Spanish talks with friends and classmates.  All levels are welcome, from beginners to natives.

Korean Speaking Skills
The Korean American Student Association (KASA) is continuing Korean classes this year. Classes are on Zoom, taught by fellow students, and personalized to the participants. All levels are welcome.