Thursday, March 2, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017
In the fictional world of Game of Thrones, diplomacy plays a vital role within the major plotlines as rival families strive to control the Iron Throne and humans must face the reality of sharing their world with other sentient races. In our everyday lives, we most often hear about diplomacy in the news media as it is practiced on a global stage among various nation-states.
On an individual scale, however, diplomacy is the toolbox that we all use for conducting negotiations in both professional or casual situations. When practiced between individuals, diplomacy means using “tact and subtle skill in dealing with people so as to avoid or settle hostility” (Wiktionary). Here are some key points to ponder as you advance your own career through the practice of diplomacy.
· Treat others as you would wish to be treated, with honesty, tact, and sincerity.
· Give others the benefit of the doubt, and listen carefully to what they are saying, both with and without words.
· Speaking of words: Choose your own words carefully. For good or ill, they will come back to haunt you later!
· When you’re negotiating, remember that neither party will get everything that they want in the end. Be willing to give and take, and accept the final outcome graciously.
· Don’t try to box someone else into a corner – but don’t let someone else box you into a corner, either. Try to meet somewhere in the middle, emphasizing common ground and focusing on shared goals.
Monday, February 20, 2017
DATE: Monday, February 20, 2017
TO: All Junior & Senior ACES James Scholars
All Departmental Honors Coordinators
FROM: Dr. Soo Lee, ACES Honors Dean
Rob Chappell, M.A., Assistant to the Honors Dean
RE: Global Health Fellows Program Internship
Global Health Fellows Program II
United States Agency for International Development
Compensated 3 - 6 month internships
Location: Washington, DC/Arlington, VA
Open Summer Internship Position:
Saving Lives at Birth, Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development
Anticipated timeframe: May 2017 – October 2017: Compensated 6 month internship
Location: Washington, DC/Arlington, VA
Innovation Intern (Bachelor level opportunity): Deadline March 2, 2017
The Innovation Intern (Intern) will support the work of Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development that is housed within CII. Saving Lives at Birth - a partnership among USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, Department for International Development (DFID), and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) - calls on the brightest minds across the globe to develop groundbreaking prevention and approaches for pregnant women, mothers, and newborns during the vulnerable hours surrounding birth. In total, the ten-year $100 million program supports transformational ideas with potential for game-changing, sustainable, long-lasting health impact. After six rounds of awards, the Saving Lives of Birth portfolio supports the development of 106 novel science and technology, service delivery, and demand-stimulation solutions in low-resource settings. The Innovation Intern will help in the organization and support of the USAID-managed Saving Lives at Birth grants and with both internal and external communications. S/he will provide support to technical staff, performing a variety of both complex and routine administrative and analytical duties. Finally, the Intern will play a major role in pulling together the annual Saving Lives at Birth event, the “”, the associated Pitch Competition, meetings, sessions, and activities.
S/he will work closely with the Senior Innovation Advisor as his/her onsite manager.
Detailed information, including an online application and instructions, is available on our website at www.ghfp.net. All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm eastern time on the closing date stated next to each position.
If you need assistance with your application, please contact:
Jeff Yockey Ph.D.
National and International Scholarships Program
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017