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Do US-China educational exchanges serve American interests?

Kurt Dirks, vice chancellor for international affairs and director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy joined an expert panel of policymakers and education administrators to offer perspectives on the current state of U.S.-China educational exchanges and the future direction of such programs. The event was hosted by the John L. Thornton China Center at the […]

Addressing Covid-19 through AI, technology and big data

For a second year, the McDonnellAcademy and the Social Policy Institute partnered to provide seed grants for international research. The previous round supported three international social-policy focused projects. This year’s focus was on addressing the challenges of COVID-19 through artificial intelligence, technology, and big data. Three new projects were selected to receive seed funding of […]

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China Forum presents Professor Wang Gungwu

The China Forum student group highlight event of the semester: From the Qing Empire to the Chinese Nation-State, Legacies, Contradictions and Contemporary Challenges, featuring Professor Wang Gungwu from the National University of Singapore. Professor Wang is a prolific scholar of modern Chinese history and has done several events at the Harvard Fairbank Centre and NUS […]

The Africa Initiative awards pilot grants to launch eight new projects

In its second cycle, The Africa Initiative Pilot Grant Program, in partnership with the Institute for Public Health and the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, has awarded grants of up to $10,000 each to eight research projects. These grants, provided with support from Nestlé Purina, will help initiate new collaborations between Washington University faculty and scholars at institutional […]

The future of asset-building policy ready for expansion in Korea

Korea marked a decade of asset building with a Ceremony Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Self-Sufficiency & Welfare Policy and 10th Anniversary of Asset-Building Policy on November 12, 2020. Hosted by the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare, and organized by the Korea Development Institute for Self-Sufficiency and Welfare, the ceremony featured Michael Sherraden as the keynote speaker. […]

Africa Initiative aims to advance collaborations

Call for Applications: Africa Initiative Pilot Grant Program  Award Amount: Up to $10,000Deadline: December 30, 2020 Overview The Africa Initiative is inviting applications to its pilot grant program, which aims to advance collaborations in research and education between Washington University faculty members from any discipline and scholars at academic or professional partners based in Africa. Funding This application cycle will fund 3-5 research or educational initiatives at up to $10,000 each. Award […]

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Symposium Snapshot

Join us throughout the academic year for virtual events and initiatives featured during the McDonnell International Symposium. Symposium Snapshot will foster and feature international and interdisciplinary collaborations and conversations focused on Hope in a Time of Uncertainty. The first event of the McDonnell International Symposium was the Global Town Hall featuring experts across disciplines and countries as they shared […]

McDonnell Academy Fireside Chat

Join the McDonnell Academy Fireside Chat featuring Victor AI, Olin alumnus and Founder and CEO of Terminus Group, and Kurt Dirks, Director, McDonnell International Scholars Academy, and Vice Chancellor for International Affairs at Washington University in St. Louis for a conversation and Q&A – From St. Louis to Beijing: The Story of How AI is […]

New partnership with Indian Institute of Science

Washington University in St. Louis recently signed off on a new partnership agreement with the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru, India. The agreement includes collaborative research opportunities and mentoring for students on both campuses. Washington University in St. Louis’ commitment to maintaining and strengthening global ties remains strong. That commitment was recently demonstrated during […]

School of Law enters second-year partnership with Fudan University

The Washington University in St. Louis School of Law is entering the second year of its partnership with the Fudan University Law School in China. The program allows a cohort of students from Fudan to study at the School of Law. Through the partnership, students in Fudan University’s Juris Master program study for one year […]

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