McDonnell Academy and Social Policy Institute award $10,000 in seed grants

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the Social Policy Institute, both at Washington University in St. Louis, have jointly announced the selection of three international policy-focused proposals to receive $10,000 seed grants. The selected proposals will develop research that fosters international collaboration on policy projects and includes faculty from both Washington University and an international […]

Assembly Series Lecture | The Third Pillar

Monday | April 27, 2020 | 4:30 PM Clark-Fox Forum | Hillman Hall, Danforth Campus Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for International Affairs and the Olin Business School, this Assembly Series lecture will feature Raghuram Rajan, the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School. […]

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Africa Initiative Awards Pilot Grants

In its first cycle, The Africa Initiative at Washington University in St. Louis has awarded three pilot grants of $10,000 each to three projects. The purpose of this pilot grant program is to advance collaborative research in the fields of health and human development and to forge meaningful research collaborations between faculty at Washington University […]

Olin Africa Business Forum 2020

Olin Africa Business Forum 2020

This year’s Forum will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020, with the theme “Purpose and Prosperity: Creating Sustainable Impact in Africa.” Our Opening Gala, An Afropolitan Affair, will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the Cortex Innovation Hall. Policymakers, leaders in arts, law, technology, entrepreneurship, development, finance, and more will provide insight into […]

First International Symposium on Finance and Social Development at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China.

Pioneering work at the Center for Social Development influences financial social work in China

In a national effort to alleviate poverty, China has already invested deeply in financial technology (“FinTech”) to achieve financial inclusion. In this context, financial social work (FSW) is a good fit with China’s public priorities and the interests of social workers, researchers, policymakers and educators. Over the course of two decades, Washington University’s Center for […]

Engineering student expands emergency medical services globally

Zach Eisner, a junior in biomedical engineering in the McKelvey School, spent the past summer in Sierra Leone helping to expand emergency medical services (EMS) there. His organization, LFR International, works to provide basic trauma care around the globe. Eisner founded LFR International in 2018 with fellow WashU alumnus, Peter Delaney. Prior to that, he […]

Through financial literacy, empowerment for women

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS, with Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda accounting for 48% of new infections. Women in sex work are at increased risk, and poverty is the most common reason for sex work. Nearly 1,000 women engaged in sex work in Uganda are being provided with savings […]

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Africa Speak: A Series

Join The Africa Initiative and the Institute for Public Health for a conversation on their current work in Africa. This event series fosters learning and offers opportunities for collaboration. 4:30 – 6:00 PMBrown Lounge | Brown Hall, Room 112 For more information and to RSVP, please click button below. Africa Speak Spring 2020 Lineup February […]

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Seminar in China advances research, global partnership

Recently in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, more than 150 social work faculty, graduate students and practitioners participated in a first-of-its-kind intensive summer seminar at Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU). The seminar focused on advanced research methods for practitioners and researchers working abroad. Students from six different universities in the UK and the US took part in the advanced […]

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Assembly Series: S.T. Lee Endowed Lecture

Has China Won? Kishore Mahbubani Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore Registration is advised. The S.T. Lee Endowed Lecture Series is sponsored by the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for International Affairs Monday, October 7, 4:30 PM Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall Danforth Campus | Washington University […]

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