McDonnell Academy Welcomes 2017 Cohort of Scholars

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy will welcome 20 new Scholars as part of its incoming 2017-18 cohort, including its first Scholar from Tecnologico de Monterrey, in Mexico, the newest McDonnell Academy Partner. The cohort includes Scholars from eight countries, pursuing degrees in all seven academic divisions at Washington University in St. Louis.  The McDonnell Academy will have 87 Scholars in residence at […]

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Scholar vs Scholar, McDonnell Academy PhD-in-3D Competition Results

The McDonnell Academy hosted its PhD-in-3D Competition on Thursday, April 6 in Whitaker Auditorium.  There were 11 Scholars participating in the competition, all in their fourth or fifth year of their PhD degree program.  The presentations were varied, and ranged in topics including Turkish men’s moral worth, nitrogen fixing genes, cookstove imperialism,  building trust in international development […]

I-CARES 10th Year Anniversary Celebration

I-CARES invites you to join Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton, campus leaders, and the university community to celebrate their 10 year anniversary of the institutional hub for energy, environment and sustainability related research and educational innovations at Washington University in St. Louis. Peter Wyse Jackson, President of the Missouri Botanical Garden and George Engelmann Professor of Botany, […]

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McDonnell Academy 2017 Recognition Ceremony

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy will host its Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2017. There will be a wide range of careers paths represented during the ceremony, and some Scholars will have the opportunity to share their experience as a McDonnell Scholar while attending Washington University. In addition to academic talent, the Academy looks for […]

McDonnell Academy’s Cabot-Zhang Lecture | Feb 23

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy hosted the Cabot Corporation-Xinsheng Zhang Endowed Lecture on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 4:30pm in Steinberg Auditorium in Steinberg Hall. The featured guest speaker was Consul General Lei Hong, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago. He spoke about U.S. – China Relations.  Hong is former Attache for the Information […]

Albright-Hadley Conversation: View the Tape

A discussion with former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley, moderated by Jon Sawyer, Executive Director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting took place on February 8 in Graham Chapel on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis. Secretary Albright and Stephen Hadley were co-chairs […]

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McDonnell Academy’s ST Lee Lecture | Feb 16

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy hosted the Seng Teng Lee Endowed Lecture on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 4pm in Steinberg Auditorium in Steinberg Hall.  The featured guest speaker was Dr. Atsushi Seike, President of Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Seike is also Professor of Labor Economics, and has produced numerous publications, including ten authored or co-authored books, with a […]

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Washington University’s First Forum for Greater China

Forum for Greater China: An Aging Population Over the past two decades, Washington University has developed close partnerships with China Agricultural University, Fudan University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Xi’an Jiaotong University through its McDonnell International Scholars Academy. Today, the university is positioned to have an even greater presence and impact in China with the […]

Report on IIT Bombay Faculty Alumni Network (FAN) Meeting

Washington University in St. Louis was honored to host this meeting of distinguished leaders from India and the United States. A report on the FAN Meeting can be found on the IITB Alumni Newsletter at While we cannot know the challenges the world will be facing in the years to come, we do know for sure that […]

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Results! McDonnell Academy 6th International Symposium

Join 30 premier partner universities united in addressing the world’s most critical problems of the 21st century. The Symposium will feature discussions on research in particular themes and discussions of how research universities can foster the collaborative efforts required to address complex global challenges.

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