In the weeks ahead of the historical summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, Asian Studies Program faculty were hard at work assessing, analyzing, and predicting the implications of the summit for the United States and U.S. allies in the region. Click to read more.
Dr. Michael Green, Director of the Asian Studies Program, was recently awarded the Silver Medal for his book By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783 (Columbia University Press).
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 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 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.