Apr 2 Event: Shirley Martey Hargis ’14 Speaks on China’s Foreign Affairs and Taiwan

On Tuesday, April 2nd at 5:00 PM in Lee 411, we will have an alumna giving a talk on "China's Bromances and What They Mean for Taiwan." … [Read more...]

Tess Darroch ’20 in Taiwan with Dr. Larus

UMW International Affairs Alum Tess Darroch ’20 is a Fulbright ETA in Penghu Islands of Taiwan. While in Taiwan, she met with Professor Emerita Dr. Larus in Taipei as pictured in March 2023 and spent the afternoon sightseeing together. It’s always wonderful to hear back from our former students! … [Read more...]

Is China a threat or an opportunity? Depends which Americans you ask (KLCC; NPR; WAMU)

Elizabeth Larus, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs, says any economic “de-coupling” between the U.S. and China will be very difficult. “You can’t just say you’re going to pick up your factory and move all your resources and have a consistent, reliable energy source and the shipping port to get your stuff out at a decent price, and the logistics. China has nailed that down,” said Larus, the author of Politics and Society in Contemporary China. Check out her appearances on KLCC, NPR, and WAMU below! Professor Larus on KLCC!  Professor Larus On NPR!  Professor Larus on WAMU!  … [Read more...]

Project 2049 Internship

The Project 2049 Institute is accepting applications for Spring 2022 internship positions for current students and recent graduates. RESEARCH INTERN INFO … [Read more...]

Professor Larus Shares Insights on China’s Politics and Relations

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs, discussed her book Politics & Society in Contemporary China (2020) on Ryan Ray’s Inside the War Room podcast. Professor Larus shared her insight on pressing issues in China’s politics, economy, foreign relations, and China-US-Taiwan relations. Check out Professor Larus on Ryan Ray’s Podcast! … [Read more...]

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

Live, work, and discover in Japan! The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program offers young professionals the opportunity to work in Japan as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) or Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs). Since 1987, more than 70,000 JET Program participants from 75 countries have lived and worked in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Join JET and become part of this exclusive network of likeminded international enthusiasts! To learn more, come and speak to a JET Program representative at our virtual information session! UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON DATE: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 TIME: 4:00pm LOCATION: VIRTUAL (ONLINE) REGISTRATION: Pre-Registration Form Check out the JET Event Flyer to learn more. … [Read more...]

Positions with CRDF Global

Alumna Shirley Hargis has a position open at CRDF Global: “Here is a list of open positions, including the 'Project Lead, Countering People’s Republic of China (PRC) Acquisition and Misuse of Weaponizable Technologies and Talent.' If you have any questions about this role, please reach out to me, and I am happy to share insight and ensure that your app gets in front of the right folks.” Check out the listings on CRDF Global's website. On Facebook, you can reach out to alumna Shirley regarding the positions. … [Read more...]

Rachel McVicker ’21 lands job as Research Assistant at CNA Corporation

Rachel McVicker ’21 has landed a job as Research Assistant in the China Indo-Pacific Division at CNA Corporation. Congrats Rachel! … [Read more...]

Professor Larus on Biden-Suga Summit

PSIA Chair Elizabeth Freund Larus was quoted in the April 14 Financial Times article “US pushes Japan to back Taiwan at Biden-Suga summit.” Professor Larus stated that it was critical to show a “united front” over Taiwan. “Not only will China be listening to hear any such statement, but so will US allies in the Asia-Pacific who need to be reassured of US commitment to the region,” she said. Check out the relevant article on the Biden-Suga Summit! … [Read more...]

Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship

The National Bureau of Asian Research is Extending educational, professional, and mentorship opportunities to students of color who are interested in pursuing a career in international affairs and Asia policy. Check out the Fellowship Application to apply or read below to learn more! … [Read more...]