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November Event Highlights

This November, The Asian Studies Program hosted a full program of events featuring notable Asia experts and highlighting The Asian Studies Program’s continued commitment to researching and teaching the field of Asian Studies. Please click the article to learn more about November’s events.

Jennifer Mayer

Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Mayer (MASIA ’17)

Jennifer Mayer graduated with an M.A. in Asian Studies in 2017, concentrating in politics and security with a focus on China. She is currently a Senior Associate at Dataminr in Seattle, Washington where she is responsible for informing clients in news, government, and business of major national and international developments in real-time. Her work combines cutting-edge technologies with Asia expertise so clients can know first and act faster.

Brian Moore

Alumni Spotlight: Brian Moore (MASIA ’17)

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.

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Alumni Spotlight: Catherine Killough (MASIA ’17)

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.

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Evan S. Medeiros Named Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies

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.

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Apply for the 2017-2018 Asian Studies Awards

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.

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Professor Michelle C. Wang Publishes New Book

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.

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Event Highlight: Authoritarian Leaders of Asia and The Middle East

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.