Thursday, September 29, 2016

Spring 2017 House Judiciary Committee Internship Opportunity

The House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill is currently seeking interns for the Majority Staff Office (i.e. the Republican Member supporting staff office).  The Spring Semester (Jan-April 2017) internship application deadline is quickly approaching! Please see the following link for more info: We would love to see all students apply!

Although the internship is unpaid, it allows flexible scheduling for our interns (comfortable with as little as 18 hours/week commitment, and as much as 40 hours/week is welcomed too), and offers invaluable insight to young adults who have an interest in civil service, particularly in relation to judicial matters. A little bit about our Committee’s intern program:

-For undergraduate students – our Committee will staff 2 interns year-round who are in their undergraduates years of study.  The students will work to assist our Full Committee office in duties to include: legislative research, oversight of Committee proceedings, office administration, and special projects as directed by full-time staff.

-For law students – our Committee will staff 5 interns year-round who are In law school.  Each student will be assigned to 1 of 5 subcommittees of our Office, and work to assist said subcommittee in: legal research, bill editing, extensive writing, preparing for and leading legislative meetings/proceedings, and special projects as directed by the small staffs of each subcommittee.

As the link above reflects, internship applications are due by end-of-the-day on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Please email all applications to John C. ManningIf interns make it through an initial review of applications, they will be contacted about setting a time for a phone interview later that week or the following week.  Intern slot selections will be made by the Chairman of the Committee by early November.

For additional information about the internship, please contact John C. Manning at

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Information Session: Princeton in Asia Fellowship Program

Info session on Princeton in Asia (PiA) Fellowship Program
Date: Monday, October 3rd
Time and Place: 4pm in 1310 A Marie Mount Hall 


Interested in teaching on the coast of Thailand, studying environmental conservation in the foothills of the Himalayas, reporting for a leading newspaper in Myanmar, or working on local economic development in Mongolia? Then step out of the country, out of your comfort zone, and out of the cubicle and apply to Princeton in Asia (PiA).

Learn more about PiA from Roya Montazedi, a former PiA fellow in Japan. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear firsthand from a PiA alumna and ask her any questions you may have.

PRINCETON IN ASIA INFORMATION SESISON: Monday, October 3, 4:00-5:00 pm, 1310 A Marie Mount Hall. Please RSVP to

PiA fosters mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives, cultivate long-lasting relationships and benefit local and global communities. Founded in 1898, PiA is one of the oldest not-for-profit organizations of its kind, unique in its scope, size, century-long expertise and emphasis on service. For the 2017-2018 academic year, PiA expects to offer 130 yearlong fellowships in 21 Asian countries in the fields of access to education, environmental sustainability, public health, economic development, social justice and access to information. The program has an active group of fellows and alumni who, inspired by their yearlong PiA experience, maintain a lifetime commitment to Asia and PiA.

PiA is open to graduates of all colleges and universities and requires no prior Asian experience or language skills. 

The application is due November 11th, and can be found here:
Please email with any questions about PiA or the application.  

Roya Motazedi graduated from UMD in 2012 with majors in Japanese and in International Relations & East Asia (through the Individual Studies Program). After graduating as a proud Terp, Roya did a two- year fellowship in Japan with the Princeton in Asia (PiA) fellowship program.  As a PiA fellow, Roya lived in a small, rural town in Japan called Yakage where she spent two years teaching English at eight different kindergarten and nursery schools. Additionally, as a PiA fellow, Roya was employed at the Yakage Town Hall where she helped organize English events for the town, contributed to re-creating the town's bilingual teaching plan, and interacted with her Japanese co-workers on a daily basis (including the Mayor!). Roya concluded her PiA fellowship in 2014 and is currently in her final year of law school at the George Washington University Law School.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Event: Islamophobia and the American Elections

The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development
with the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences  


The Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland
with the School of Public Policy
cordially invite you to

Islamophobia and the American Elections 
How Does It Look in America and The Middle East?
Includes fresh polling results

a panel discussion featuring
Nilsu Goren
Post-doctoral Research Scholar at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland
On Turkish Attitudes

Sahar Khamis
Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland
On Egyptian and Other Arab Attitudes

Fatemeh Keshavarz 
Director of the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies;
Director of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland
On Iranian Attitudes

Shibley Telhami
Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland
On American Attitudes

Thursday, October 20, 2016
3:30-5 p.m.
Prince George’s Room, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

RSVP at your earliest convenience via:

Please direct questions to the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development at 301.405.6734 or

Introduction to the Department of Defense and Presidential Management Fellows Information Session

This event will feature speeches from two Department of Defense (DOD) officials and a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) who currently works in the Department of Defense's Human Resources office.

This is a great event for students who want to learn about professional opportunities within DOD and get tips about the fabulously empowering PMF program.
  • Date: Tuesday, 27 September (12:00p.m. - 1:30p.m.)
  • Location: Federal and Global Fellows Office, 2407 Marie Mount Hall
  • The session will be an hour, with questions and one-on-one time. Lunch with be served.
If you have any questions, please email: Nai ( or Mirish (

ideas42 Information Session

Event Details
Want a career that makes a social impact? Come learn about how we're applying insights from behavioral science to tackle some of the world's most difficult social problems.

ideas42 Information Session
Please join the ideas42 team on Wednesday, October 5th from 5:00-6:30pm in the University Career Center to learn about our full-time Associate and Senior Associate opportunities for upcoming graduates at both the undergrad and graduate levels. All majors are welcome, and light refreshments will be served.

Who We Are
ideas42 is a unique social enterprise bringing together highly creative practitioners, industry leaders, and policy experts with world-renowned economists and psychologists from top-tier universities. Our mission is to apply our expertise in behavioral economics to invent fresh solutions to the world’s toughest social problems with the goal of improving tens of millions of lives.

What We Do
ideas42 is a rapidly growing organization with a team of 60 people working on more than 100 projects in the U.S. and abroad. We apply our expertise to a range of domains, including consumer finance, poverty alleviation and economic opportunity, health, higher education, and environmental conservation. Our work begins with re-conceptualizing problems, designing new solutions and testing them in the field, then finally scaling them up to reach millions of people. We partner with large companies to create products that will do social good. We collaborate with other cutting-edge non-profits to incubate game-changing ideas. We work with governments to re-imagine policy and revamp programs to make them more effective. We also teach practitioners how to use behavioral economics for innovation.

To RSVP for the event, click here

For additional information about the event, contact Michael Maiden at

Friday, September 23, 2016

Dublin Lecture and Free Trip to Israel

Attention students: 
Win a FREE TRIP TO ISRAEL by attending the Dubin Lecture. 
All UMD students present will be entered to win.

Click below for free tickets to the lecture

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Scholar-Teacher Lecture Series

The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture Series

The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Program, established in 1978, honors a small number of faculty members each year who have demonstrated notable success in both scholarship and teaching. By honoring the Distinguished Scholar-Teachers with this prestigious award, we reaffirm our commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship.

The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Program is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and administered by the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs.
Mary Ann Rankin Senior Vice President and Provost invites you to attend the Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture by:

Frances Lee
Department of Government and Politics

Insecure Majorities: Congress and the Perpetual Campaign

Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 4:00-5:00 PM

Special Events Room, 6137 McKeldin Library
Reception to follow