Brian Moore graduated with an M.A. in Asian Studies in 2017. He is currently a Sanctions Compliance Officer in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). OFAC is tasked with creating and implementing sanctions programs against those that threaten U.S. national security system, including the U.S. economy and the global financial system.
Asian Studies Program Earns Prestigious Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University is pleased to announce that the Asian Studies Program has been awarded the U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for the third time, securing funding for the 2018-2022 academic years.
Catherine Killough graduated with a M.A. in Asian Studies in 2017 with a concentration in Politics and Security. Currently, she is the Roger Hale Fellow at the Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation dedicated to reducing and eventually eliminating the threats posed by nuclear weapons.
The Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Evan S. Medeiros, former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the White House’s National Security Council (NSC), as the inaugural Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies.
Congratulations to Jason Bartlett, Samuel Frost, and Sonia Su for winning the 2018-2019 Boren Fellowship.
Each academic year, the Asian Studies Program offers a number of merit-based awards and prizes to students. The Program is now accepting applications, which are due by 5:00 PM on Monday, April 23, 2018.
Professor Michelle C. Wang recently published her new book Maṇḍalas in the Making: The Visual Culture of Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuang (Brill 2018). The first scholarly monograph on Buddhist maṇḍalas in China, this book examines the Maṇḍala of Eight Great Bodhisattvas.
2018 marked the first time South Korea hosted the Winter Olympics. Shortly before this historic event, MASIA alumna Crystal Rie discovered her grandfather’s unfinished manuscript and the history of skiing in Korea.
On February 15th, Director of the Asian Studies Program Michael Green led a panel conversation with Joseph Sassoon that included Sinan Ciddi and Dennis Wilder about authoritarianism and authoritarian leaders in the 21st century. Together, the panelists tried to develop a common answer to the question of how authoritarian leaders hold on to power.
The Asian Studies Program is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael J. Green as the new Director of Asian Studies. Green assumes the position of Director as of the Spring 2018 semester.
Anne Sherman (MASIA’18) chose Georgetown because of her interest in government and the opportunity to be on a campus close to the heart of major issues in national security, politics, and diplomacy.
James Austin Lowe, Lily McFeeters, and Andrew Switzer (MASIA ’18) have qualified as finalists for the 2018 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program.