International advisory council for Asia

Washington University’s International Advisory Council for Asia works to expand the university’s global presence. It met in New Delhi in 2012.

Insights from India

While in India with the McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environmental Partnership, Chancellor Wrighton shared his experiences of visiting India.

WUSTL reaches list of top Fulbright producers

Fulbright applications from Washington University in St. Louis hit a record high in 2011, and WUSTL had a total of 17 recipients for the 2010-11 year.

Cabot-Zhang Lecture Explores Leadership in China

Organized by the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, the inaugural Cabot Corporation-Xinsheng Zhang Lecture was held in Steinberg Auditorium on Oct. 9, 2012. This year’s lecture was given by Cheng Li, director of research and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s John L. Thornton China Center, and was titled, “China’s Leadership Succession and Political Transformation.” The […]

Director James V. Wertsch Visits State University of Campinas

Director James V. Wertsch visited McDonnell Academy partner the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) in September 2012. There he met with university leadership, faculty and students to discuss future collaboration and exchange. He also met with the leadership of Boeing Brazil in Sao Paolo. Boeing is an active academy sponsor and helps arrange meetings around the world. View a report […]

Scholars’ Stories Published Abroad

Three McDonnell International Scholars Academy students’ stories were introduced by their home university newsletters. Yunzi (Melody) Li’s story was featured by the University of Hong Kong’s Graduate School Newsletter in April 2012. The Fudan University Newsletter’s E-Journal introduced the stories of Weijie (Jeffrey) Li and Liu (Jo) Zhang in December 2011.

We’ve Moved!

The International and Area Studies office and staff, as well as the Overseas Programs office and staff, moved to the Academy Building on Monday, July 30, 2012.  Staff will be located on the second floor of the building.  Reach us by the foot bridge over Forest Park Parkway, and down the left staircase.  Enter the […]

McDonnell Academy Welcomes 2012-13 Cohort

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy welcomes 16 new students as part of its incoming 2012-13 cohort, including its first U.S. scholars. The 2012-13 cohort includes scholars from eight countries, pursuing degrees in six of our seven academic divisions. U.S. scholars are expected to participate in all the activities organized by the academy in St. Louis […]

New Opportunities for PhD Students from Taiwan

Washington University in St. Louis and the Taiwan Ministry of Education (MOE) will be continuing their partnership to attract and educate highly talented students for their PhD. Up to five PhD students from Taiwan per year will receive full-tuition and living stipend scholarships to attend Washington University in St. Louis because of an agreement signed […]