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Study Abroad Funding Sources

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Study Abroad Funding Sources

Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Alfred Russell Wallace Grants
Operation Wallacea (a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes)
U.S. undergraduate students looking to join one of the Operation Wallacea biodiversity teams
1 grant of $1500, 1 grant of $750, and 3 grants of $500
February 27, 2015 for summer 2015
http://opwall.com/about-us/alfred-russel-wallace-grants/

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Applicants must be Pell Grant recipients and are encouraged to select underrepresented destinations and study critical-need languages
up to $5,000; Critical Need Language Awards up to $8,000
October 7 for spring and summer (early application)
March 3 for summer (regular application), fall semester, and academic year
http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program Read More…

An Indispensable Nation: U.S. in Asia

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An Indispensable Nation: U.S. in Asia

His Excellency Ahn Ho-young, South Korean ambassador to the U.S., will speak on Thursday, 20 November at 11:00 a.m. in 238 HRCB.

Ahn was appointed South Korean ambassador to the U.S. in 2013. He previously served as first vice minister of foreign affairs and trade (2012–13), ambassador to Belgium and head of the Korean Mission to the European Union (2011–12), and deputy minister for trade at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT; 2008–11), during which time he was the president’s sherpa for the G-20 and G8 outreach meetings. Other postings in MOFAT include director-general of the Multilateral Trade Bureau (2003–04) and director of the International Trade Law Division in the Office of the Minister for Trade (2002–03). Read More…

Evolution of ISIS: The Islamic State 2007–14

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Evolution of ISIS: The Islamic State 2007–14

Documentary film producer and director Dodge Billingsley will share his insights on  Wednesday, 5 November at noon in 238 HRCB. Billingsley, a fellow at the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at BYU, is the founder of Combat Films and Research and a senior faculty member at the Naval Post Graduate School’s Center for Civil Military Relations.

He has been a long-time observer of many wars and contested regions and has spent considerable time with U.S. and foreign militaries worldwide, including Chechen insurgent forces, Turkish Special Forces, and Republic of Korea Marines and has has embedded with U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. From his field work, he has produced a wide variety of media, Read More…

ISIS, Ebola, and Bodies that Fell from the Sky: A View of Global Crises from the UN

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ISIS, Ebola, and Bodies that Fell from the Sky: A View of Global Crises from the UN

Somini Sengupta is the New York Times bureau chief for the United Nations and will present a lecture on Thursday, 30 October at noon in 238 HRCB.

In her current position, she covers stories on diplomats, warlords, and assorted mayhem. Sengupta’s previous assignments for the NYT include technology correspondent and bureau chief in both New Delhi and West Africa.

Her most recent article, “Venezuela Gets U.N. Seat; Turkey Is Denied,” Read More…

India’s Global Future

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India’s Global Future

Richard Fontaine, president of the Center for a New American Security, will address India’s future at a lecture on  Wednesday, 29 October at noon in 238 HRCB.

Fontaine also is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He previously served as a senior advisor and senior fellow at CNAS (2009–12), was foreign policy advisor to the McCain 2008 presidential campaign and, following the election, the minority deputy staff director on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Prior to this, he served as associate director for Near Eastern Affairs Read More…