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  1. Will definitely keep this in mind. Now planning to approach a scholar that I know personally and have worked with previously.
  2. Hi - I'm not in school currently. I've been out of undergrad for three years and work in the field. But I do have professors and scholars at former think tanks that I've worked with. I have an editor and a scholar in mind to help me review my piece once I draft it. No data in mind - just analysis and rule of law projection. I've found a new journal that accepts pieces on comparative democracy so I'll be reviewing their recent articles.
  3. Hi Dal PhDer, The Journal that I'm interested in publishing in, the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, requires submission from faculty or ABD students. I assume that many other academic journals have similar requirements for submission. I have a general topic in mind focusing on rule of law in South Sudan. I'll look around to see if I can find journals that I can publish in solo but I'd also like the guidance of a scholar to direct my research and writing style for an academic audience.
  4. I should mention that many of the journals I'm interested in have a 750 - 1,000 word limit per article, so it's not too strenuous a commitment for the scholar or myself.
  5. Hello, Not sure if this is the right place...but any advice on approaching a scholar to co-write a journal or publication article? I'm an aid worker in East Africa with previous foreign policy publications but nothing academic outside of undergraduate. During my time abroad I'd like to co-write a piece with a scholar to boost my resume. I can't approach anyone at my undergraduate institution because none of the professors write on topics in my field. So this will be a blind email to scholars I'm familiar w/ from think tanks or someone I've met on-site. Would I be better off trying to work w
  6. Hi taylox - congrats! Did your admittance letter mention the possibility of financial aid or grants?
  7. No grants from Uzbekistan this year.
  8. I'm familiar with someone who did the GPPN Dual Degree program with LSE and Columbia SIPA. She started at LSE and this year is at SIPA. You can read it here: http://www.asianpoly...ry/grad-school/ I’ve been receiving emails regarding the GPPN Dual Degree program between the LSE and Columbia SIPA that I am pursuing. In the interest of sharing information, here’s some key items: If you are at LSE and looking to apply to do your 2nd year at Columbia: Application is generally due during early February and you hear back in early March. The process is simple – just four short essays. Th
  9. I'm posting this question on behalf of a friend. She received a FLAS to study Russian (MA) at UW-Madison. She was also admitted into the Russian and Eurasian Studies program at SAIS with 60k+ in loans. And she's a Fulbright finalist. A - Can she defer a FLAS scholarship for one year? Will she loose that funding if she takes the year as a Fulbright scholar? B - Can she leverage the FLAS funding at UW for more aid at SAIS? C - Is full funding at UW better than the opportunity to attend SAIS with little to no funding?
  10. Thanks @bgreenster and @piquant - that was very helpful.
  11. Congrats @bgreenster - that's amazing! If you don't mind me asking - how many years of experience do you have? I'm considering the GHD & DG programs at Gtown.
  12. @bgreenster My friend was notified by Georgetown GHD today by email that she's on the priority wait list:"we have recommended you for a place on our Priority Wait List, a list reserved for our top Wait List applicants...We remain very interested in your application." Apparently they only accepted 20 candidates?
  13. Hi Hanson's Fan - it was a question and an attempt at starting a discussion. Thanks! I've been working in DC for 2 years so hopefully it'll help with post-grad job prospects.
  14. There's a GHD acceptance on the results board and it looks like piquant777 got in.
  15. I'm not sure I would characterize it as a sociological - more of an international security focus with a cultural viewpoint - but Project 2049 focuses exclusively on East Asia. http://project2049.net/
  16. An interesting profile from the Washington Post on a USAID officer who went back for his MPA prompted the question. -------------------- Graduate degrees: Are they worth it? http://www.washingto..._washingtonpost In early 2011, Ramsey Day was completing his 21 / 2-year tour as head of USAID’s Montenegro office and evaluating his next job offer. The 36-year-old’s political career trajectory had been steep and fast. Starting in 2003, he had: served as an advance representative for Vice President Dick Cheney; worked on George Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign; won a political appointme
  17. Would someone like to exchange SOP drafts with me? I'm in international development. Let me know.
  18. BUMP I'd be interested in responses to this. I'm considering applying to the Democracy and Governance program. joelpolisci did you receive a funding offer from them? Did you decide to accept their offer?
  19. You might not have been competing against those professors at all. There are separate Fulbright grants which are specifically designated for scholars, professors and educators. http://fulbright.state.gov/grants/scholar-program/us-citizen.html They're designed to let them teach university level courses while conducting research on their specific topics.
  20. I would agree with this. I'm in the Gap Year (or two) between undergrad & grad. I was lucky to find some paid internships but it's definitely true that the more plum positions go to students with graduate studies & more experience under their belt.
  21. None of those internships were connected to my college. I also didn't get academic credit for them. I sought them out on my own through networking and idealist.org.
  22. Most internships in DC are unpaid unless you're lucky enough to find one that specifies a stipend or salary. I've had four DC internships. Internship A at non-profit: Unpaid, Internship B at govt contractor: Stipend of $750 a month (impossible to live on), Internship C at international dev firm: $8.25 an hour (ridiculous), Internship D: $11 an hour (international consulting firm). None of these internships came with a housing allowance but one did give me a mass transit subsidy. Good luck.
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