Archive for the ‘Elliott School Undergraduate Scholars Program’ Category

Presenting Elliott School Research in South Korea

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

By Thao Anh Tran

Networking with peers at an academic conference in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Thao Anh Tran

Between meeting and discussing with students across the globe my shared interest in East Asian affairs and seeing North Korea from the Peace Observatory in the DMZ, this past week served as an incredible learning opportunity for me.

As a recent graduate of the Elliott School of International Affairs, I am particularly grateful for the financial support I received from the Elliott School Undergraduate Scholars Program. The funding enabled me to participate as a delegate in the Security workshop at the 2009 Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) Academic Conference, which was held in Seoul from August 14th to August 17th. Every year HPAIR brings together hundreds of the brightest minds, both students and experts in the field of international relations for discussion on economic, political, and social issues pertinent to the East Asia-Pacific region.

Originally I was extremely worried that I would appear out of place when engaging in discussion of complex issues with future leaders in the field of international relations. Fortunately, my mind was immediately put to ease when I realized my familiarity with the topics of discussion. Read the rest of this entry ?

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The Elliott School Undergraduate Scholars Program

Friday, February 27th, 2009

By Jenny Schuch

My name is Jenny Schuch and I am a senior majoring in International Affairs with concentrations in Asia and Conflict & Security.  I am also involved with the Elliott School as a Peer Advisor and have worked as a staff assistant in the Office of Academic Advising and Student Services.  This semester I am writing my Elliott School Special Honors thesis through a new program called the Elliott School Undergraduate Scholars.  When the Elliott School announced this new program for student research last fall, I was very excited about the opportunity to conduct my senior thesis through a structured program that offers incentives and advice.  It also adds a little prestige to student work. Read the rest of this entry ?

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