Tag Archives: Think Tanks

Hertog Summer Fellowships – with alumna profile

hertogThe Hertog Foundation has opened applications for some exceptional, paid learning opportunities in Washington, DC for Summer 2018.  Hertog is a political education philanthropy with offices in DC and New York, and is dedicated to the support of programs in American intellectual, civic, and political thought.  All the details in Handshake here:  https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1143377

Sydney Fuqua ’13 talks about her experience as an intern and now a staff member at Hertog

sydneyRoughly four years ago, an older MiddKid and friend recommended I talk to Professor Murray Dry about the Hertog Political Studies Program. It was some of the best advice I’ve ever been given.

For six weeks in Summer 2012, the Hertog Foundation provided me with a full scholarship to live and study in Washington, DC. I joined a group of 51 fellows, living at George Washington University and participating in morning classes on political philosophy and policy. Under the guidance of leading scholars and practitioners, we read classic texts and debated public policy. During afternoons, we heard from guest lecturers such as columnists David Brooks and Charles Krauthammer, scholar William Galston, and political commentator Juan Williams. We even visited the Supreme Court and met with Justice Antonin Scalia.

As an undergraduate Political Science and Economics double major, Hertog helped me connect my study of political philosophy with my interest in contemporary politics. I learned how theory and practice interact, and that policy debates are often informed by the big ideas we explore and debate as undergrads.  Hertog offers a place to discuss these ideas with the people who make and influence policy. They cover living expenses in DC and ask only that you to read and discuss thoughtfully.

Today, I work as a Program Manager with the Hertog Foundation. We are currently recruiting outstanding undergraduates and recent grads to join us next summer for either the full seven-week Hertog Political Studies Fellowship or shorter seminars within the program. All offerings include tuition, housing, course materials, and a stipend. Our courses cover a range of topics, including Literature and Politics, American Political Thought, War Studies, and political philosophy.

Over the next few months, my colleagues and I will be reviewing applications, answering questions, putting together course readers, working with faculty, and scheduling speakers. I would be thrilled to have a contingent of Middlebury applications to read.

US-China Relations: conversation with alumni in DC on Monday (tomorrow!) night

Check out this amazing discussion with several alumni with different vantage points about US-China policy.  The guests will discuss the realities influencing this topic, including security, trade, and international relations among the US and nations in the region.  November 13 at 7 pm in Library 105 AB.

Harvard Kennedy School Public Policy and Leadership Conference



The 18th annual Harvard Kennedy School Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) will take place February 8-11, 2018. The conference aims to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate programs in public policy and international affairs by informing students about opportunities for graduate study and careers in both domestic and international public policy.  Please note only first and second year undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients are eligible to apply.

The conference will take place on the HKS campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. All conference expenses are covered by HKS.  The intensive three days of workshops, panels, and lectures is designed to encourage students who possess a commitment to public service, particularly those from historically underserved communities and people of color.  While on campus, participants will learn about:

  • Careers in public service
  • Domestic and international policy issues
  • Fellowship programs
  • Summer Public Policy and International Affairs Institutes
  • Graduate schools that offer programs in public policy
  • Student life

The online application is available here. The deadline to apply is November 8

Public Policy & International Affairs Program app due Nov 1

ppiaThe Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) is now accepting applications for the 2018 PPIA Fellowship!

The PPIA program prepares undergraduates to be competitive candidates for top degree programs in the fields of public policy, public administration or international affairs through participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI).  JSI is an intensive, 7-week, academic program during the summer at one of these host campuses:

  • The Ford School – University of Michigan
  • The Goldman School – UC Berkeley
  • Heinz College – Carnegie Mellon University
  • Woodrow Wilson School – Princeton University
  • Humphrey School – University of Minnesota

Eligible candidates are current undergrads who will be completing their B.A. between December 2018 and August 2019. The deadline to apply is November 1.

Apply here:  https://www.ppiaprogram.org/ppia/what-we-do/junior-summer-institutes/how-to-apply/


Job at CSIS in DC using Chinese skills

This came across my desk, referred by a Midd faculty member.  Get in touch and I can tell you more if interested.

Program Manager & Research Associate – China Power Project.  The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide substantive, administrative, and logistical support to the Director of the China Power Project. The RA/PC is responsible for taking the lead in all program components, including: managing administrative and logistical tasks; assisting with program development; contributing to the program’s research agenda; and providing budgetary support. The RA/PC serves as the first point of contact for communications outside CSIS and liaises with CSIS operational departments.

More details and application information here:  https://csis-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=225

Information about the China Power Project here:  https://www.csis.org/people/bonnie-s-glaser