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Archive for November 2013

We are now accepting nominations for the summer 2014 semester!  The deadline to apply is March 15th. Students can apply online at www.internshipsdc.com.
How Students Benefit from WISH Internships:
  • Obtain a premier internship placement in your field of study
  • Work with a developed professional network
  • Internship/Housing package price of $7,180
  • Earn credit for your internship and augment with Portfolio Presentations, Site Visits and Seminars
  • Oversight throughout the semester to ensure your internship is substantive and rewarding
  • Strengthen verbal and written communication skills through portfolio presentations/briefings
  • Learn from a seasoned professional and enhance your internship experience through WI’s social and networking opportunities
  • Be a part of our residential life services program: welcome receptions, social mixers, career night, and policy salons
  • Fully-furnished, intern-only housing on Capitol Hill available through WISH Housing.
Find out what former WISH Interns are saying about WISH Internships HERE.
We look forward to working with you and your students this year!  Don't hesitate to contact Sara McGregor or Lauren Korolevich for further information.
Lauren Korolevich

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Chris Johnson, senior adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discussed US-China relations in a talk with MASIA students. 

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The Georgetown University International Travel Policy was instituted by President DeGioia's Executive Committee in the Fall of 2012 and can be reviewed here

This policy is intended to address the risks of international travel in a comprehensive and consistent manner and to make members of the University community aware of resources available to them while undertaking international travel.

All GU students, faculty, and staff participating in international travel supported by or related to the University are required, at minimum, to register with the University before traveling overseas using theInternational SOS Personal Travel Locator tool.

Certain student travel may also require specific approval, so for a step-by-step checklist that will guide you through the policy requirements, go tooip.georgetown.edu/policies-and-resources/#Checklists.

Questions?  Please contact Catey Williams (cah46) or Liz Greenfeld (eae6).

NOTE:  The GU International Travel Policy does not apply to students, faculty, and staff traveling internationally for personal reasons or on non-university-sponsored trips. 

If you are a student studying abroad through the Office of International Programs, the approval requirements of this policy have been incorporated into the OIP study abroad process, but you must still individually register your travel prior to departure. Please contact your Overseas Studies Advisor with questions or concerns.

If you are an international student or scholar and would like further information about your immigration requirements for travel outside of the United States and reentry to the U.S., please contact your IS advisor.

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Dr. Victor Cha shares his impressions of National Security Advisor Susan Rice's speech at Georgetown University, "America's Future in Asia."

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Pre-registration results will be available on December 5th.

Pre-registration completion will take place December 7-10.

For more information, please visit the Registrar's website.

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Final Exam Schedule

To view the schedule, please visit the Registrar's website.

This examination schedule applies to all evening classes and to daytime classes with their first meeting of the week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Examination times for daytime classes which meet only on Friday will be included in the supplementary room schedule which will be published in November.

To determine the time at which an examination is scheduled, locate in the left-hand column of the table below the first day and hour of the week at which the class meets. Opposite this in the right-hand column you will find the examination time. For example, if a class meets on Monday or Wednesday at 2:00PM, look in the left column for MW at 2:00PM. To the right, you will see that the examination will be on Wednesday, December 11 from 4:00-6:00 pm.

In a few instances, all sections of a course are examined at the same time, e.g., all Math 001 on Monday, December 16 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

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Sophomores, juniors and seniors who have fulfilled the requirement for Map of the Modern World may apply for the position of Teaching Assistant for Spring 2014, by sending an email with attached c.v. to Dean James Reardon-Anderson at reardonj@georgetown.edu.  Application deadline is Monday, December 9th.

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November 14, 2013. Progressive interpretations of Islam are often talked about as if they are a pie-in-the sky, an ideal that is not attainable. Ani Zonneveld spoke about real lived out examples of what it means to be a progressive Muslim in America, in the 21st century, and the religious and cultural form that is taking root here in America, Canada and elsewhere. She weaved her presentation with spiritual Islamic songs that she herself has composed.

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Authors, Damien Ma and Bill Adams, will discuss their new book over lunch. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. Both authors will also be available to sign any purchased books after the event.

In Line Behind a Billion People: How Scarcity Will Define China's Ascent in the Next Decade 

Nearly everything you know about China is wrong! Yes, within a decade, China will have the world’s largest economy. But that is the least important thing to know about China. In this enlightening book, two of the world’s leading China experts turn the conventional wisdom on its head, showing why China’s economic growth will constrain rather than empower it. Pioneering political analyst Damien Ma and global economist Bill Adams reveal why, having 35 years of ferocious economic growth, China’s future will be shaped by the same fundamental reality that has shaped it for millennia: scarcity. Ma and Adams drill deep into Chinese society, illuminating all the scarcities that will limit its power and progress. Beyond scarcities of natural resources and public goods, they illuminate China’s persistent poverties of individual freedoms, cultural appeal, and ideological legitimacy — and the corrosive loss of values and beliefs amongst a growing middle class shackled by a parochial and inflexible political system. Everyone knows “the 21st century is China’s to lose” — but, as with so many things that “everyone knows,” that’s just wrong. Ma and Adams get beyond cheerleading and fearmongering to tell the complex truth about China today. This is a truth you need to hear — whether you’re an investor, business decision-maker, policymaker, or citizen.

This event is sponsored by the SFS Asian Studies ProgramMortara Center for International Studies, and the SFS Science, Technology, and International Affairs Program.

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