Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Intern in Beijing at Golden Bridges Foundation

Highly Desired: 
Strong writer, especially for online content
Avid social media user
A natural sense of how to deliver a fun, smooth user experience online
Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Photoshop / Adobe Illustrator
Video/Film editing skills


(Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Intern positions are unpaid. We provide the required invitation letter to assist interns in obtaining their visa.)

Sept 20 Chuck Edward, Microsoft's Head of Global Talent Acquisition speaking

Global Matters - Microsoft's Global Transformation: Empowering Every Person and Organization to Achieve More

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
3:30-5:00 p.m. Remarks and Q & A
5:00-6:00 p.m. Reception

3M Auditorium
Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota
321 - 19th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2581203 Tickets are $30 (Includes parking in the University of Minnesota's 19th Avenue and 21st Avenue Ramps.)

Featuring remarks from Chuck Edward, Microsoft's Head of Global Talent Acquisition

Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation Microsoft is driving across its businesses is designed to enable everyone to thrive in this world. Operating on a global scale brings a unique challenge and now more than ever, talent acquisition is at the forefront for Microsoft.

Chuck Edward has been with Microsoft since 2004 working in various leadership roles within HR. Mr. Edward will help break down the implications of Microsoft's global transformation and the significance of competing for talent around the world.

Sept 19 Open House--learn about Acara Challenge at UMN

The Institute on the Environment is delighted to invite you and a guest to attend the Acara Open House 2016. The event is Monday, Sept 19, at IonE on the St. Paul Campus.

Acara prepares young leaders to take on the greatest environmental challenges through coursework, training and guidance, fellowships and internships throughout the world. Many of you have participated in Acara programs during the year (as students, coaches, judges, guest instructors, supporters and volunteers), we would love to see you and share a number of new changes happening at Acara as well as hear stories from recent Acara Fellows and Interns.

5:00 – 5:15 Arrival (Room R380)
5:15 – 5:30 Welcome from Fred Rose, Acara Director
5:30-6:15 Stories from Acara Fellows and Interns
6:15 Refreshments and Networking (Atrium)

Date: Monday, September 19, 2016
Time: 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Location: University of Minnesota - St. Paul Campus
Institute on the Environment
Learning and Environmental Sciences Building
1954 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Directions and Transportation Information


Please direct any questions to:

Kim Long
Events Coordinator & Program Associate
Institute on the Environment (IonE)
University of Minnesota

Princeton programs for Africa, Asia & Latin Am--deadlines Oct

The deadlines are end of October 2016 Princeton in Africa) and early November 2016 for Princeton in Latin America and Asia. Please see Sherry Gray if interested, want connections with alums.

Below are the links:

Princeton in Africa: http://www.princetoninafrica.org/applicants/for-our-applicants/ (Two MDP alums can answer any questions regarding the application process)

Princeton in Latin America: https://pila-princeton.org/applicants (We have MDP alum who can answer questions for Princeton in Latin America fellowship)

Princeton in Asia: http://piaweb.princeton.edu/for-applicants

sent by MDP alum:  Randika De Mel
Princeton in Africa Fellow, Sustainable Health Financing Team
Clinton Health Access Initiative, South Africa

World Car-Free Day Sept 22



Make the pledge to be car-free for one day! 

Monday, August 29, 2016

PA 5813 US Foreign Policy course--space available

There is still space available for any graduate student for PA 5813 U.S. Foreign Policy: The Institutional Basis, which meets Tuesday and Thursday, from 11:15-12:30. The course is a great way for students interested in a foreign policy career or who just want to understand how foreign policy is made to learn about key institutions and the debates over their changing roles. This year we will focus in particular on the impact of elections and how the institutions manage the transition from one administration to another. More information is available at ClassInfo.

The course is open to all graduate students.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Mary T. Curtin, Ph.D.

Diplomat in Residence/Global Policy Area Coordinator
143 Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota

301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
email: mtcurtin@umn.edu
phone: 612-624-1065

MINN awards Humanitarian Crisis Simulation Scholarship

MINN would like to congratulate Shane Dill for being selected to receive MINN's Humanitarian Crisis Simulation Scholarship! Shane will attend the University of Minnesota three day event in September.   http://minnesotangos.org/
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