International Security & Economic Policy Council

10/03/2017

Hello all! This is a friendly reminder about our White House Tour THIS SATURDAY! Hope to see you all there!

09/17/2017

The Weekly Digest is Back!

08/25/2017
Women In International Security - D.C. Chapter

Women In International Security - D.C. Chapter

Are you looking to elevate your career or expand your network? Join WIIS-DC as we partner with Harvard University's Women in Defense, Diplomacy, and Development (W3D) for a welcome back from summer happy hour!

Whether you are new to Washington or have lived here for years, come meet and mingle with other men and women interested in international security, peace, and development.

We will be gathering at the bar of P.J. Clarke's (1600 K Street NW) on Tuesday, September 5th at 6:00 pm.

Please RSVP to [email protected].

05/04/2017

Project Course 2017 participants: ISEP will be holding a reception at 1:30 pm today, in VMH 1107, to celebrate all your hard work! Please come by and celebrate with your fellow project course participants.

04/05/2017
China: Indispensable Antagonist?

If you are downtown next week, stop by IISS's DC office to hear a discussion on China & Asian security!

This public event, featuring Ambassador of the European Union to the US, will address EU-US relations and the role of the EU.

03/13/2017

Don't forget! ISEP Town Hall meeting today from noon-1:15 in VMH 1207. I hear there is pizza!

American University is hosting a conference this Saturday that may be of interest to many within ISEP. Check it out!
03/01/2017
The Great Divide: Democracy's Future

American University is hosting a conference this Saturday that may be of interest to many within ISEP. Check it out!

Democracy has been designed for incremental change, yet we all desire rapid improvement in some way, from healthcare and education to civil rights abroad. Great Divide: Democracy's Future will look ahead to how policy and government leaders can make a difference in increasingly fractional democracie...

The President's Office, the Journalism Program, and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs will be co...
02/13/2017
Free Speech Legacies: The Pentagon Papers Revisited - Splash

The President's Office, the Journalism Program, and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs will be co-hosting this event at Georgetown this Thursday evening and Friday (all day), looking at the disclosure of the Pentagon Papers, national security, and leaks. RSVP if interested!

Free Speech Legacies: The Pentagon Papers Revisited - Splash - Thursday, February 16, 2017

The 2016 FPI Forum is all day, this Wednesday, November 30th!
11/28/2016
2016 FPI Forum: An Era of Consequences | Foreign Policy Initiative

The 2016 FPI Forum is all day, this Wednesday, November 30th!

The United States remains the world's indispensable nation -- indispensable to international peace, security, and stability, and indispensable to safe-guarding and advancing the ideals and principles we hold dear.

What would happen if Sweden suffered a devastating cyber-attack? Come find out!
11/03/2016
Borderless Wars: A Live Gray Zone Pathgame

What would happen if Sweden suffered a devastating cyber-attack? Come find out!

The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic Community in meeting global challenges. Founded in 1961, the Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic shifts in economic and political influe...

TODAY: Free seminar at NDU
09/21/2016
Advancing Democracy and Human Rights Promotes U.S. National Security Interests

TODAY: Free seminar at NDU

Please join The McCain Institute and National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies for a conference on “Advancing Democracy and Human Rights Promotes U.S. National Security Interests” on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.   The event will feature a number of experts, former seni...

Event of interest: Reading of poetry by the late Czech President Vaclav Havel, a tireless advocate of human rights and d...
09/21/2016
Poetry & Verse at the Václav Havel’s Place

Event of interest: Reading of poetry by the late Czech President Vaclav Havel, a tireless advocate of human rights and democratic principles.

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in collaboration with Georgetown University’s Department of Performing Arts invites you to Poetry & Verse at the Václav Havel’s Place with special guest former First Lady Dagmar Havlová at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Students will interpret and perform po...

Interested in studying critical languages abroad? The UMD National Scholarships Office is holding DAILY info sessions fo...
09/14/2016
National Scholarships Office - University of Maryland

Interested in studying critical languages abroad? The UMD National Scholarships Office is holding DAILY info sessions for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) from TODAY through next Friday. Visit their website to find a time, then RSVP to [email protected]
http://www.scholarships.umd.edu/

National scholarships are highly competitive, prestigious awards that provide opportunities and support for many different experiences, including study abroad, graduate study (and sometimes undergraduate study also), federal employment, teaching, research, and public service.

09/14/2016

The ISEP Student Council is still recruiting for three open council positions for the 2016-2017 academic year: Secretary, Events Chair, and PR Chair. Both first and second years are encouraged to apply. Please prepare a brief statement detailing your interest in ISEP Council, your qualifications, and your preferred position(s). Send your statement to [email protected]

Applicants will be reviewed by the council this week and contacted with a final determination by Monday, September 19.

08/17/2016
edventurepartners.com

U.S. Department of State and Facebook are sponsoring a P2P program to counter extremism on social media. Students receive $2000 to develop and execute a social media campaign against extremism. Top teams compete in Washington D.C. in front of an interagency panel and receive scholarships up to $5000.

Email [email protected] if you are interested!

http://edventurepartners.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/EVP_P2P_Overview.pdf

http://edventurepartners.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P2P_Trifold.pdf

A video highlighting last term’s P2P winning projects
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JilJithBoFU

The UMD School of Public Policy Alumni Chapter Board invites the entire School of Public Policy Community to join them f...
06/29/2016
SPP Baseball Night

The UMD School of Public Policy Alumni Chapter Board invites the entire School of Public Policy Community to join them for a night out to see the Washington Nationals (currently 1st place in the NL East!) take on the San Diego Padres on July 23, 2016.

This will be a great opportunity to network, relax and watch some great baseball. Don't miss out! Tickets and more information can be found at publicpolicynationalsbaseball.eventbrite.com

Join School of Public Policy alumni and current students for a Saturday night out at the ballpark, Nationals vs San Diego Padres. Reserved tickets are available now. Great networking opportunity for all and catch a game! Limit 2 tickets per person

Clara Marina O'Donnell Fellowship: 6 month position (beginning Oct 2016) to do research for the Center for European Refo...
05/18/2016
The Clara Marina O'Donnell fellowship

Clara Marina O'Donnell Fellowship: 6 month position (beginning Oct 2016) to do research for the Center for European Reform (based on-site in London) for a project managed by The Brookings Institution.
http://www.cer.org.uk/clara-marina-odonnell-fellowship

The Clara Marina O’Donnell fellowship has been established in memory of Clara, who died of cancer at the age of 30 in January 2014. She worked as a researcher at the Centre for European Reform, mainly covering foreign and defence policy, for seven years. For some of that period she was based at the…

REMINDER: Today at 12pm at VMH 1203 is the ISEP Town Hall. Come meet faculty, enjoy free pizza, and learn about the futu...
05/04/2016
International Security and Economic Policy Town Hall, Spring 2016

REMINDER: Today at 12pm at VMH 1203 is the ISEP Town Hall. Come meet faculty, enjoy free pizza, and learn about the future of the ISEP specialization here at UMD. RSVP here if you haven't already: http://goo.gl/forms/WsBPdErv0e

The Town Hall is an opportunity for students to learn about ISEP courses, resources, the project course, and to meet other students with similar interests. It is also an opportunity for students to provide feedback and suggest new course topics for the specialization. Professor Mac Destler will faci...

04/13/2016

Save the date! The ISKRAN Happy Hour with visiting Russian students will be 6pm, April 23rd, at the Brixton on U Street. See you then!

03/21/2016
Congressional Partnership Program - PSA

PSA is currently accepting applications for the 14th session of the Congressional Partnership Program (CPP), a competitive, bipartisan professional program for Capitol Hill staff focused on national security and foreign policy. Only available to people on the Hill, but if you're interested check it out. Deadline is March 23:

Partnership for a Secure America promotes bipartisan foreign policy and national security solutions.

The deadline for submitting an abstract for Graduate Research Appreciation Day has been extended to 11:59pm on Friday, M...
03/03/2016
GSG: Graduate Student Government

The deadline for submitting an abstract for Graduate Research Appreciation Day has been extended to 11:59pm on Friday, March 4th. Your brief abstract can be from a paper you've done for class, and the format choices are a brief seminar-style talk, a poster, or a 30-second elevator speech. The event takes place April 6th at the Stamp Student Union. Participating means free lunch, the chance to win one of many travel prizes, and free professional development services. Submit here by 11:59pm March 4: TER.PS/GSGGRAD

The Graduate Student Government (GSG) will be hosting Graduate Research Appreciation Day on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in the Stamp Student Union.

Join Women In International Security for a collaborative networking event to kick off 2016! This is a great opportunity ...
02/24/2016
Network the New Year

Join Women In International Security for a collaborative networking event to kick off 2016! This is a great opportunity to have candid conversations and form both personal and professional relationships with established practitioners in the security and international affairs field. Many prominent government and non government organizations will be attending. Just make sure you RSVP below first:

Join Women In International Security for a collaborative networking event to kick off 2016! This is a great opportunity to have candid conversations and form both personal and professional relationships with established practitioners in the security and international affairs field. Participants are…

02/23/2016

Graduating ISEP students! Don't forget to turn in your graduation application forms TODAY, 2/23/16! Instructions are in the January 21st email entitled "May 2016 Graduation Candidates."

Hello SPP students and staff,ISEP council has organized an opportunity to take a tour of the Department of Defense on Mo...
02/22/2016
ISEP Council DoD Tour and Career Panel

Hello SPP students and staff,

ISEP council has organized an opportunity to take a tour of the Department of Defense on Monday, April 25th (1-2pm) followed by a career panel (2:30pm, also at DoD). We will do our best to accommodate the first 25 students to sign up for the tour. Students beyond the first 25 will be put on a waitlist and contacted with their status. A larger group may be possible for the career panel following the tour. Please indicate if you are interested in one or both of the events.

Please do not sign up unless you are reasonably sure that you will be available that day. When considering your availability, add in travel time to Pentagon and plan to arrive approximately an hour in advance of the tour (noon). Also, do not sign up non-SPP friends or significant others.

We will need to follow up with students to get the necessary information for the background checks required for entry, so it is important to provide us with an accurate email and phone number. Students of all nationalities can sign up, but admittance will depend on the DoD tours background check. Attached is the sheet of requirements provided by the tour office.

All questions are required. We will do our best to accommodate the first 25 students to sign up for the tour. Students beyond the first 25 will be put on a waitlist and contacted with their status. A larger group may be possible for the career panel following the tour. Please indicate if you are int…

Upcoming deadlines for two economics fellowships:  The Adam Smith Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship for g...
02/19/2016
Adam Smith Fellowships | Mercatus

Upcoming deadlines for two economics fellowships:

The Adam Smith Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship for graduate students attending PhD programs at any university, and in any discipline, including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology. Smith Fellows receive a stipend and attend colloquia on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. It is a total award of up to $10,000 for the year. The application deadline is March 15, 2016.
http://grad.mercatus.org/content/adam-smith-fellowships

The Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship is awarded to graduate students attending masters, juris doctoral, and doctoral programs at any university and in a variety of fields including economics, law, political science, and public policy. Bastiat Fellows receive a stipend and attend colloquia on public policy. It is a total award of up to $5,000 for the year. The application deadline is April 1, 2016.
http://grad.mercatus.org/content/frederic-bastiat-fellowships

The Adam Smith Fellowship is a co-sponsored program of the Mercatus Center and Liberty Fund, Inc. Adam Smith Fellowships are awarded to graduate students attending PhD programs in a variety of fields including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology.

02/09/2016
Student Trainee(Foreign Affairs)

PAID summer internship in OSD-Policy, Department of Defense for current students. This announcement closes when they reach 100 applicants:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/428877500?PostingChannelID=RESTAPI

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VETERANS CLAIMING PREFERENCE: PLEASE REFER TO THE OTHER INFORMATION SECTION FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON VETERANS PREFERENCE CRITERIA. MISSION STATEMENT: This position is located in the Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Washington Headquarters S…

Are you interested in attending International Summer Academies and 3 Month CAS-Research Program in Switzerland? Program ...
01/26/2016
www.ipdinstitute.ch - Summer Academy & 3 Month CAS-Research Program 2016

Are you interested in attending International Summer Academies and 3 Month CAS-Research Program in Switzerland? Program topics are Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Security and Intercultural Dialogue. Winter programs are available as well. More details here:

Trust, Act & Achieve

The Congressional Budget Office is now accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Internship Program for graduate studen...
12/15/2015
Overview

The Congressional Budget Office is now accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Internship Program for graduate students. CBO summer internships provide excellent opportunities to experience and observe the budget process and policymaking at the federal level. The internships are located in Washington, D.C. Interns contribute to CBO's work in program areas such as budget and tax policy, health care, national defense, the environment, education, retirement and other income assistance, regulation, and public investment. More details here: http://www.cbo.gov/careers

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Want to work with human rights as related to conflicts around the world in Germany or Israel? "Human Rights under Pressu...
12/14/2015
Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program "Human Rights under Pressure - Ethics, Law, and...

Want to work with human rights as related to conflicts around the world in Germany or Israel? "Human Rights under Pressure - Ethics, Law and Politics" (HR-UP) is a fully-funded 3-year Doctoral Program offered together by the Freie Universitat Berlin and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Einstein Foundation Berlin. HR-UP offers young researchers a unique opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in three sub-fields of the most pressing contemporary challenges for human rights: Human Rights and Crises and Emergencies; Human Rights and Diversity; and Human Rights and Globalisation.

In its upcoming 2016 intake HR-UP will offer 14 Doctoral Fellowships (7 in Berlin and 7 in Jerusalem). Each Doctoral Fellowship includes a monthly stipend of approx. Euro 1,400 and is awarded for a period of maximum 36 months.

More details here: http://www.hr-up.net/

“There are three primary categories of contemporary ‘pressures’ that constitute systematic challenges for human rights, requiring new thinking and interdisciplinary research: first, crises and emergencies; second, the reality of diversity; and finally, intensified global interactions in the process…

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