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Carnegie Corporation of New York awards $498,000 to The Kissinger Center

The Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins SAIS is pleased to announce that Carnegie Corporation of New York has awarded $498,000 to support the International Policy Scholars Consortium and Network (IPSCON). With support from Carnegie Corporation, IPSCON was created in 2013 to support graduate students interested in pursuing policy relevant careers in academia and the world of practice. IPSCON’s mission is to foster multi-disciplinary networks among senior and junior international relations scholars and to develop innovative approaches to teaching and research which can contribute to better policy making in the field of international affairs. The initiative is led by Johns Hopkins SAIS Professor Francis J. Gavin, Giovanni Agnelli Distinguished Professor and director of the Kissinger Center, and Professor James Steinberg, University Professor of Social Science, International Affairs and Law at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. In addition to the Maxwell School and Johns Hopkins SAIS, the initiative includes scholar-practitioners from the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Duke University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, and the University of Virginia (UVA).
The grant, which runs from 2020 through 2022, will enable the program to recruit and engage top Ph.D. students from diverse backgrounds. IPSCON will host mentoring exercises, dissertation and writing workshops, interactions with leading experts and policymakers, and interactive policy exercises, both online and in person. Additional information about IPSCON is available here.


Francis J. Gavin
Giovanni Agnelli Distinguished Professor, Director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, Johns Hopkins SAIS

James Steinberg
Professor, Social Science, International Affairs and Law, Syracuse University

Philip Zelikow
White Burkett Miller Professor of History and J. Wilson Newman Professor of Governance, UVA

Rachel Myrick
Assistant Professor, Duke University

Rebecca Lissner
Assistant Professor, U.S. Naval War College

Lainie Rutkow
Senior Advisor to Johns Hopkins University President for National Capital Academic Strategy, Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Hal Brands
Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Peter Feaver
Professor, Duke University

Lee Feinstein
Dean of the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University 

Margaret Hermann
Professor, Syracuse University

Kathleen Hicks
Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, Director, International Security Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Bruce Jentleson
William Preston Few Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Duke University

Vipin Narang
Associate Professor, MIT

Jeremy Weinstein
Professor, Stanford University

1. Fayaad Allie – Stanford University, Political Science
2. Ala Alrababa’h – Stanford University, Political Science
3. Aaron Bateman – Johns Hopkins, History & Technology 
4. Matthew Edward Nestler – Stanford University, History
5. Eleanor Fruend – MIT, Political Science
6. Simin Kargar – Johns Hopkins SAIS, Political Science
7. Saeed Paracha Sobia – Syracuse University, Political Science
8. Apekshya Prasai – MIT, Political Science
9. Carl Pi-Chen Huang – UVA, Political Science 
10. Bob Qu – UVA, History
11. Katy Robinson – Stanford University, Political Science
12. Lauren Sukin – Stanford University, Political Science
13. Heidi Stellman – Syracuse University, Political Science
14. Chen Wang – UVA, Political Science
15. Marino Auffant – Harvard University, History
16. Augusta Dell-Omo – University of Texas-Austin, History
17. Julie George – Cornell University, Government
18. Andrew Goodhart – Ohio State University, Political Science 
19. Naima Green-Riley – Harvard University, Government
20. Patrick Hulme – UC-San Diego, Political Science
21. Nick Kaderbhai – Kings College, War Studies
22. Theo Milonopoulos – Columbia University, Political Science 
23. Katrina Ponti – University of Rochester, History