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  • The Boren Forum Alumni Association would like to invite you to our 11th Annual Spring Career Event, hosted in partnership with the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). The Career Event will take place on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 2:00 to 5:30 pm, starting in the SAIS Kenney Auditorium. This event will be followed by a networking happy hour at a nearby bar (TBD).


    1:30 – 2:00 pm Student Check In / Registration (SAIS Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Mass Ave., NW)

    2:00 – 3:00 pm Career Panel – Pathways to Federal Employment (SAIS Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Mass Ave. NW)

    3:00 – 5:30 pm  Career Fair with Recruiters (Herter Room, adjacent to Kenney Auditorium) 


    The full list of recruiters is being finalized. However, in past years, recuiters have included: 

    - U.S. Department of State

    - National Security Agency

    - Office of the Director of National Intelligence

    - National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

    - Department of Homeland Security

    - RAND Corporation

    - Institute for Defense Analyses

    - NSEP

    - International Republican Institute

    - National Counterterrorism Center

    We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • The Global Taiwan Institute invites you to a public seminar titled “Taiwan’s Role in Global Development Assistance.” Against the backdrop of the People's Republic of China's growing economic and political involvements globally, there are increasing public scrutiny on the impact of Beijing's massive loan and aid programs for regional security and good governance. In part, China is utilizing these loans and aids to isolate Taiwan internationally. In addition to the cross-Strait dimension, more analysts have found that these Chinese loans and aids are means of engaging in "debt-trap" diplomacy that can hold at risk the recipients' sovereignty. What is Taiwan doing with its own official development assistance (ODA) and are there more effective ways for Taiwan to respond to PRC pressure on its international space? More broadly, are there opportunities for more coordinated collaboration among like-minded donors to ensure that aids and loans further good governance and benefits the people of the recipient countries? We will have a panel of experts that will address the topics of Taiwan's ODA and civil society's role, how Taiwan's ODA is applied in Latin American, and the function of ODA in US foreign policy. This event is the 2019 first installment of the Civil Society and Democracy Series, which is partially funded by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy.  

    Doors will open at 11:30. A light lunch will be served, and the event will begin at 12:00. Kindly RSVP by April 2. Please, direct questions or concerns to Program Manager Marzia Borsoi-Kelly at rsvp@globaltaiwan.org.

    **Media: Please contact Program Manager Marzia Borsoi-Kelly at rsvp@globaltaiwan.org if you would like to bring additional crew members or equipment, so that we can be sure to accommodate you.


    Crison Chien is professor in Geography, Environment and Development Studies at National Taiwan University. His research interests include: international development and global south studies, political economy of local/regional development, critical smart/eco cities research, and volume/vertical geography, with empirical focuses on Taiwan, China, Asia countries (for example, Singapore, India and alike), and other global south (like Saint Lucia, Swaziland, Marshall Islands, Jordan and so on). Dr. Chien is also an advisor to Taiwan Alliance of International Development, a civic association advocating concepts of international development and cooperation from a view point of non-government-organizations. His interviews and commentary essays also can be seen in some printed magazines and digital media. Dr. Chien received Da-you Wu Memorial Award and Academia Sinica Young Scholars Award.

    Scott W. Harold is an associate director of the RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy, a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation, and an affiliate faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He specializes in the foreign and defense policies of China, Japan, North and South Korea, and Taiwan. Prior to joining RAND in August 2008, Harold worked at the Brookings Institution's John L. Thornton China Center from 2006 to 2008. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. His doctorate is in political science from Columbia University, where he wrote a thesis on China's foreign policy decision-making with respect to joining the World Trade Organization. He just published a report, co-authored with Lyle J. Morris and Logan Ma, which is titled "Countering China's Efforts to Isolate Taiwan Diplomatically in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Role of Development Assistance and Disaster Relief." 

    Patrick Cronin holds Hudson Institute’s Asia-Pacific Security Chair. He was previously Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), and before that, Senior Director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University, where he simultaneously oversaw the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs. Prior to leading INSS, Dr. Cronin served as the Director of Studies at the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). In 2001, Dr. Cronin was confirmed by the United States Senate to the third-ranking position at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). From 1998 until 2001, Dr. Cronin served as Director of Research at the U.S. Institute of Peace. He read International Relations at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, where he received both his M.Phil. and D.Phil. degrees, and graduated with high honors from the University of Florida.

    The Civil Society and Democracy series will continue throughout the year and focus on various topics relating to Taiwan’s democracy and human rights. The Taiwan Foundation for Democracy is a non-profit, non-partisan organization and is the first national democracy assistance foundation to be established in Asia, and is devoted to strengthening democracy and human rights in Taiwan and abroad.  

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  • Global China Connection at The George Washington University presents the 2019 GCC Global Summit with the theme, "Under Pressure: Sino-US Relations on the Threshold." Under the current political climate, the 2019 GCC Global Summit aspires to facilitate timely discussions on the challenges and prospects of the US-China diplomatic and trade relations, exploring the opportunities in business and entrepreneurship, as well as recognize the social progress of female empowerment. 

    We are honored to feature many distinguished speakers, including:

    (*we will gradually update the speakers' info on our GCC social media platforms, so stay tuned!)

    Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy

    Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy was a former US Ambassador to China (1991-1995), former Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, and the founding director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center. 

    Dr. Lin Jianhai

    Lin Jianhai is the first-ever Secretary-General of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from China. During his IMF career, he has worked across a wide range of country, policy, and administrative issues. 

    Dr. Douglas Paal

    A distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and he served as the Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase International and as the unofficial U.S. representative to Taiwan as director of the American Institute in Taiwan. 

    Robert Sutter 

    Professor and Director of Practice of International Affairs at the George Washington University.

    Kaiser Kuo 

    Chinese American freelance writer and the starter of the Sinica Show, a current affairs podcast based in Beijing that invites prominent China journalists and China-watchers. 

    Ali Wyne

    Washington based policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, and a nonresident fellow at the Modern War Institute.

    Kingsley Lam

    As Assistant Vice President at JPMorgan Chase Foreign Multinational Corporates Group, Kingsley Lam is responsible for Chinese corporate coverage nationally in the US for JPMorganChase Commercial Bank.

    Richard Nash

    Vice President of PayPal, leading the Global Government Relations Group. 

    Olivia Wang

    An investor and Head of US for ZhenFund, a leading Beijing-based seed fund in China.

    Yukon Huang 

    Senior fellow in the Carnegie Asia Program, where his research focuses on China's economy and its regional and global impact. 

    Wayne Morrison

    A specialist in Asian Trade at Congressional Research Service in Washington, DC. 

    Wendy Culter

    Vice President of Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI). 


    For further information on the organization and the summit, please follow Global China Connection | George Washington University on Facebook and GCC's Wechat official account at GWUGCC2018.

    Contact Information: 

    Doris Xu | Global China Connection, Central President: doris.xu@gccglobal.org

    Angela Pei | George Washington University | Global China Connection, Chapter President: gccgwu@gmail.com

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