SGS Awards Grants for Summer Research

 A generous gift from the Friends of Stanford University Foundation in Taiwan enables the Stanford Global Studies Division to award “Global Perspectives” grants to help fund SGS graduate student research each summer. The following students were awarded grants for summer 2015:

Srihari Seshasayee (CLAS) - Research at the Center of Studies on India and South Asia at Colombia’s Universidad Externado, and Peru’s Universidad del Pacífico and the Pontifical Catholic University

Liu Yang (CEAS) - Support for thesis writing on Christie’s auction in 2009 of two zodiac bronze heads looted from the Summer Palace, Beijing, in 1890  

Jon Derman Harris (CEAS) - Research into the “avant-garde” artists of the 1980’s China

Michael Goldfein and Michael Woolslayer (IPS) - Travel to Israel and Palestine researching current initiatives aimed at improving governance in the Palestinian Territories

Kona Shen (IPS) - Travel to Mexico to meet with city leaders, business owners, and college graduates for project on "Social Innovation Around the World"

Leah Nosal (IPS) - Research under Professor Frank Fukuyama on behalf of the Leadership Academy for Development (LAD)

Gabrielle Fulco (CLAS) - Attending summer school course on "Decolonizing Knowledge and Power: Postcolonial Studies, Decolonial Horizon" in Barcelona, Spain

Lucie Zikova (IPS) - Travel to the Czech Republic to continue research on governance impact of regional trade agreements (RTAs) forged by the European Union

Shivshankar Vadivelalagan (IPS) - Summer internship with UN Capital Development Fund in Suva, Fiji

Nika Soon-Shiong (CAS) - Attend a photovoice project at Action in Africa, a nonprofit organization in the village of Nakuwadde, in the Wakiso district, that explores how international development interventions employ visual data to assess community needs

Maria Garcia Leucona (IPS) - Internship in Washington, DC with the World Bank

Emma Kelsey (IPS) - Training in Boston prior to internship with Accion, a nonprofit focusing on financial inclusion, in Bogotá, Colombia

Mian Luo (CEA) - Travel to Beijing, China to conduct one-on-one interviews on policy-making with think-tank researchers and government officials