Thursday, June 18, 2015

Apply for Fall 2015 Research Assistant Internships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars!

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWICS) announces its Fall 2015 Research Assistant internship openings.  

The priority deadline to apply is July 5, 2015.  The internship application form and detailed instructions can be found at:

We will start matching scholars and interns, but will accept intern applications after this date. Internship positions are open until filled so applying early is strongly recommended.

Margarita Balmaceda, Professor, Seton Hall University. “Chains of Value, Chains of Power: Russian Energy, Value Chains and the Remaking of Social Relations from Vladivostok to Brussels.” (Russian, Polish, or Ukrainian)

Thomas Berger, Associate Professor, Boston University. “A Sea of Troubles: US Grand Strategy in East Asia and Japan's Disputes over History and Territory.” (Japanese)

Alan Cullison, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal. “Rational Roots of Extremism.” (Russian or Arabic)

Zdenek David, Former Librarian, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC. . “The Philosophical and Religious Background of T.G. Masaryk’s Politics.” (German or Czech)

Kent Eaton, Professor of Politics, University of California, Santa Cruz. “Right Reactions to the Left Turn in Latin America.” (Spanish)

Michelle Egan, Associate Professor, American University. “TTIP as Transatlantic Pivot: Strategic and Domestic sources of Legitimacy, Credibility, and Compliance.”

Renaud Egreteau, Visiting Fellow, Institute of South East Asian Studies of Singapore. “Legislatures and Political Change: The Case of Myanmar (Burma) A Study in the Resurgence of Parliament and its Role in Democratization in a Post-junta Era (2010-2015).”

Igor Fedyukin, Director, Center for History Sources, Higher School of Economics. “Technocrats and the "Vertical of Power": Reforming Education and science in Russia in 2000-2014.” (Chinese)

Nancy Gertner, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Law School. “Judging in a Complex World.”

Robert Hathaway. Former Director, Asia Program. “Leverage: Turning Power into Clout.”

Farhat Haq, Professor, Monmouth College. “Sacralizing the State: Islam and Democracy in Pakistan.” (Urdu)

James Hollifield, Professor of Political Science and Director of Tower Center of Political Studies, Southern Methodist University. “The Political Economy of International Migration.” (any European language).

Jamie Horsley, Executive Director, Senior Research Scholar, China Law Center, Yale Law School. “Rule of Law and Open Governance Reforms in China: Implications for China, U.S.-China Relations and International Relations.” (Mandarin Chinese)

Kent Hughes, Former Director, Program on America and the Global Economy. “Economic Statecraft in the 21st Century.”

Jan Kalicki, Counselor for International Strategy, Chevron; Chairman, Eurasia Foundation. “Global and Regional Energy Security.”

Michael Kofman, Program Manager and Research Fellow, Center for Strategic Research, Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS), National Defense University. “Russian Foreign Policy: The New Normal in Russian-Western Relations.” (Russian)

William Krist, Former Senior Vice- President, American Electronics Association, Washington, DC. “Globalization and America's Trade Agreements.”

Mark Landler, White House Correspondent for the New York Times. Working on a book project on the Foreign Policies of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Steve Lagerfeld, Former Editor, The Wilson Quarterly. “The Contrarian’s Art.”

Adrienne LeBas, Professor, American University. “The Organizational Roots of Electoral Violence in Africa.” (French)

Kristie Macrakis, Professor, Georgia Tech/School of History. “Technology and the Rise of the U. S. Global Security State: How Can History Inform Policy?”

Abdelfattah Mady, Associate Professor, Alexandria University. “Strategies of Civilian Control of the Armed Forces: A Comparative Study.”

Richard McGregor, Former Beijing and Washington Bureau Chief, Financial Times. “Three Tigers, One Mountain: China, Japan and America in the Asian Century.” (Mandarin Chinese or Japanese)

Dinny McMahon, Banking & Finance Correspondent, Beijing, The Wall Street Journal. “Cracks in the Facade – the Mounting Risk and Complexity of China's Financial System.” (Mandarin Chinese)

William B. Milam, Former Senior US Diplomat and US Ambassador in both West Africa and South Asia. “Liberia: Back from Failure—Justice vs. Reconciliation.” Second research topic on “Post-Musharraf Pakistan; Back to Square One in Bangladesh.” (French)

Daniel Neep, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University. “Transformations of Space and State: The Making of Modern Syria.” (Arabic or French)

Diana Negroponte, Non-resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution. “Reviewing the History of the End of the Cold War.” (German or Russian)

David Ottaway, Former Washington Post Correspondent. “A Reporter’s Rediscovery of Stories Covered and Countries Lived in Over a 35 Year Career at the Washington Post.” (Arabic)

Marina Ottaway, Carnegie Foundation. “Arab Countries in Transition.” (Arabic or French)

Marvin Ott, Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University. “Malaysian Foreign and Security Policy” and “Issues in Southeast Asian Security.”

Viridiana Rios, Senior Security Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Mexico. “Economic Policy for Crime Deterrence in Mexico.” (Spanish)

Elisabeth Röhrlich, Researcher and Lecturer, University of Vienna. “Global Nuclear Governance: Perspectives from the pre-NPT History of the IAEA.”

Fatima Sadiqi, Senior Professor of Linguistics & Gender Studies, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco. “Jihadism and the Escalation of Violence Against Women and Girls. Towards a Formulation of Policies Combating Gender-based Violence in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region.”

Edward Schumacher-Matos, Ombudsman, NPR. “From Ellis Island to Silicon Valley: The Impact of Mass Migration on Entrepreneurialism, Innovation, Inequality, and American Economic Power.”

John W. Sewell, Former President of the Overseas Development Council (ODC). Working on a policy paper, “Development Without Aid.”

Philippa Strum, Former Director, Division of United States Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC. “Why Americans Get to Talk so Much: Speech Jurisprudence in the United States.”
Elizabeth Thompson, Professor of History, University of Virginia. “After Lawrence: Woodrow Wilson and the Broken Promise of Arab Liberalism after World War I.” (Arabic, German, or French)

Samuel Wells, Former Associate Director, Woodrow Wilson Center; Former Director, West European Studies Program, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. “The Worst Case: Korea and U.S. Escalation of the Cold War.” (Russian, Mandarin Chinese, or Korean)

Robin Wright, Former Washington Post Journalist. "The Middle East at a Crossroads—from North Africa to the Persian Gulf.” (Persian or Arabic)

Yue Zhang, Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago. “Informal Urbanization: The
Making and Governance of Megacities in China, India, and Brazil.” (Portuguese or Chinese)

Vladislav Zubok, Professor of International History, London School of Economics. “1991, Russia destroys the Soviet Union.” (Russian)

The following reading and writing foreign language skills are useful and applicants should indicate their level of proficiency on the application form: Arabic, Czech, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, or Urdu