Spring 2017 events

Hong Kong's Future: 20 years since the handover
Thursday, February 16, 2017
| 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Presentation Room, Oxford Road Building, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
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Hong Kong Commissioner to the U.S. Clement Leung will open the event. Panelists include Shirley Lin, Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong; Henry Yu, President of the Hong Kong Association of Atlanta and Executive Director of the Asian Investors Consortium, and Steve Barclay, Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York. 

This event is cosponsored by East Asia Collective, Hong Kong Association of Atlanta, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office New York, Atlanta International Education Group, China Research Center, and US-China Perception Monitor.

PDI-POA Atlanta Workshop
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
| 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Emory Conference Center Hotel, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
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Protocol & Diplomacy International - Protocol Officers Association (PDI-POA) will conduct a full-day regional workshop open to protocol professionals, those interested in the profession, and those in the general public who may be interested in enhancing their skills in protocol and cross-cultural literacy.

India Week
Tuesday, March 14 through Monday, March 20, 2017

SAVE THE DATE for the 2017 Keynote Speaker: Bachi Karkaria, columnist, Times of India
March 16, 2017

Previous events

"Leapfrogging technology: opportunities for India amidst globalization uncertainties," a lecture and Q&A with Ambassador Arun Singh, former Ambassador of India to the United States
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
| 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Presentation Room, Oxford Road Building, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
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India has some unique strengths and challenges. It has sustained high rates of growth over the past decade and more and is today the fastest growing economy in the world, but large numbers still live in poverty, and a fourth of the population does not have access to commercial energy. Still, start-ups in India have attracted large investments over the past two years. India has leapfrogged technology in mobile communication in the last decade and is now striving to do so in financial technology. The bulk of the population comprises people below the age of 35, and this demography is seen as a potential dividend; however, globally, the headwinds are of jobless growth. In this period of backlash to globalization, what is the opportunity for India to meet economic and technological needs differently? What will be the new potential for partnership between India and the U.S., including in third countries?

An Introduction to Fulbright Scholar Grants for US Faculty and Professionals
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
| 12:00 p.m.
Jones Room, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
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The Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives (GSI) and the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE) are partnering to host a day of free Fulbright information sessions on Wednesday, Feb 15, for Emory faculty and professionals interesting in applying for Fulbright grants.

Andrew Reiss, Assistant Director of Outreach at the Institute of International Education, which administers the Fulbright Scholar Program, will be on campus to give a presentation on the grants for U.S. faculty and professionals. A limited number of brief, one-on-one morning meeting slots for faculty who have questions about the process will also be available. Attendees will learn about opportunities to teach and conduct research abroad and get tips on preparing Fulbright grant applications.

Boxed lunches will be served.

Please register to attend by Friday, February 10, 2017.

Please note that these workshops are tailored for faculty and staff, and that workshops for the Fulbright US Student Program are hosted separately. The deadline for applications to the 2017-2018 Fulbright Scholar Program is Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Brief one-on-one meetings with Reiss will run from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the CFDE (216 Woodruff Library). He will review draft proposal summaries before his visit and provide guidance and feedback to strengthen them. To sign up for a time slot, email a short project abstract (and a draft proposal if available) to Allison Adams, associate director of the CFDE, by Monday, Feb 6. The description should be no more than two pages and include a brief bio and contact information.