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
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
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John B. Haviland, the Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of California—San Diego, will explore his research on language on Friday, 14 November at 3:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.
Haviland is a linguistic anthropologist who has conducted groundbreaking work on the social life of languages. Having conducted intensive ethnographic research in Mexico, Australia, and Italy, among other places, his research on the relations of language and ritual has been pivotal in the field of linguistic anthropology and in anthropology more broadly. Read More…
James Patton, executive vice president and COO of the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy, will be speaking on campus twice this week. Patton’s first lecture will be at the Wheatley Forum in International Affairs on Wednesday, 5 November at 4:00 p.m. in the HBLL auditorium.
The second lecture will be Thursday, 16 November at 4:00 in 238 HRCB for the Political Affairs Lecture Series on the topic of “Career Reflections: International Strategy and Diplomacy.”
Patton brought management skills and expertise in conducting conflict dynamics analysis, mediation, and conflict transformation programming to the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy (ICRD). He has worked designing, implementing, and monitoring multi-stakeholder programs to promote economic development and mitigate violent conflict since 1994 in nine countries on three continents.
Previous to ICRD, he was assigned to support the work of USAID’s Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation in Washington, having spent seven months in Sudan as a Foreign Affairs officer with the Special Envoy, as one of the first members of the expeditionary diplomacy teams sent to analyze potential conflict and to support stability in southern Sudan. Read More…
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…
John D. Negroponte is a former U.S. deputy secretary of state and currently serves on the Leadership Council of Concordia, a nonpartisan, nonprofit based in New York City. Negroponte will address a guest and campus audience on Thursday, 25 September at 7:30 p.m. in the Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center.
He is also chairman for the Council of the Americas/Americas Society and for Walmart’s International Advisory Council, is vice chairman of McLarty Associates, and serves on the board of the Asia Society. He also holds a part-time position at his alma mater, Yale University.
Negroponte is a former U.S. ambassador to Honduras, Read More…