Thursday, January 7, 2016

JHU SAIS Latin American Studies Program (LASP) News

Today, we have a guest post from the Johns Hopkins SAIS Latin American Studies Program (LASP). Enjoy!

LASP India Trip:  With the aim of staying at the forefront of academic research examining Latin American relations within a global framework, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Latin American Studies Professor Francisco E. González will lead a group of ten graduate students to Delhi and Mumbai in January 2016.  In conjunction with the LASP forthcoming edited volume Latin America and the Asian Giants: Evolving Ties with China and India, the goal of the trip is to examine the growing economic, diplomatic, and political links between India and the countries of Latin America.

John S. Goldthwait LASP Tuition Fellowship:  With the goal of attracting and recruiting top-tier applicants, we look to award the John S. Goldthwait LASP Tuition Fellowship to a Latin American Studies concentrator admitted to SAIS for academic year 2016-17. Through a competitive process, based on merit , the recipient will be awarded a $10,000 fellowship toward the cost of SAIS tuition to be disbursed at equal $2,500 installments over the four semesters of the two-year program.  Students awarded fellowship funds must maintain full-time status and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4.

In fall 2015, the program named its inaugural John S. Goldthwait fellow—Ms. Cailey Stevens. Cailey, a 2012 alumna of Wellesley College as well as a 2014 Fulbright in Mexico, worked in the Money Market Analysis group of the Federal Reserve Board prior to SAIS.  Cailey was recently selected for a State Department summer internship in Lima, Peru where she plans to complete her SAIS LASP Capstone internship.

It sounds like there is some exciting stuff happening in the LASP program right now!  Opportunities like those listed above are important to consider when choosing where to attend graduate school and which area of study to focus on.  Thanks for reading!