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HopkinsBenjamin Hopkins, Director
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503M
Tel: (202) 994-2822
Email:bhopkins@gwu.edu

 

ollapallyDeepa Ollapally, Associate Director
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503I
Tel: (202) 994-8854
E-mail:deepao@gwu.edu

 

teitelbaumEmmanuel Teitelbaum, Director, Asian Studies Program
Monroe Hall
2115 G Street, N.W., Room 411
Phone: (202) 994-9125
Fax: (202) 994-7743
E-mail: ejt@gwu.edu

GrinbergMiriam Grinberg, Program Associate
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503P
Tel: (202) 994-4360
E-mail: mgrinberg@gwu.edu

 

GrinbergRichard Haddock, Program Coordinator
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503N
Tel: (202) 994-5874
E-mail: rhaddock@gwu.edu

 

YarrLinda Yarr, Director
Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA)
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503S
Tel: (202) 994-4313
E-mail: lyarr@gwu.edu

 

NelsenMaggie Nelsen, Program Assistant
Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA), Asian Studies Program
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503
Tel: (202) 994-2694
E-mail: mnelsen@gwu.edu

Nadine Burgos, Management Staff Assistant
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503
Tel: (202) 994-5886


Janet Lee, Events Staff Assistant
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503
Tel: (202) 994-5886

 

 


Eugene Liu, Communications Staff Assistant
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503
Tel: (202) 994-5886


 

 

Miriam Grinberg is the Program Associate for the Sigur Center for Asian Studies. Since graduating with a BA in Political Science from Gettysburg College in 2011, she has gone on to complete an MA in International Politics and East Asia and a PhD in Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. Prior to joining the Sigur Center, she worked as a communications assistant for the Politics, Sociology and Philosophy departments at Warwick, and has held visiting research fellow positions at American University, Waseda University in Tokyo, and the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa.

Richard Haddock is currently the Program Coordinator with the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He holds an M.A. in Asian Studies from the Elliott School, with a concentration on domestic politics and foreign policy of East Asia. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in May of 2015 with a B.A. in Political Science and minors in Asian Studies and Diplomacy. Previously, he was a Project Assistant with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs working primarily on democracy and governance programs in East and Southeast Asia. He also worked with the American Institute in Taiwan as a Public Diplomacy intern, and with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs in the Office of Taiwan Coordination and in the Office Public Diplomacy. Mr. Haddock studies Mandarin Chinese language and participated in intensive language and culture immersion programs in Soochow University in Suzhou, China (Critical Language Scholarship) and National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan (Taiwan-U.S. Sister Relations Alliance Summer Ambassadorship program).

Maggie Nelsen is the Program Assistant at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies for Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA) and the Asian Studies Program. After earning her BA in Government/International Relations from Connecticut College in 2014, Maggie served as a Fulbright Grantee in Malaysia for two years. Prior to living in Malaysia, Maggie conducted international development research at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She interned for Senator Mark R. Warner, and in the Asian Division of The Library of Congress.

Nadine Burgos is a sophomore in the Elliott School of International Affairs, double majoring in International Affairs and Economics, with a minor in Business Administration. She is currently the Supervisor of the Staff Assistants for the Sigur Center of Asian Studies. Nadine is interested in East Asia and her language of study is Mandarin Chinese. During her time at GW, she has interned at a Democratic Committee and a research institute in the areas of budgeting, campaigning, and archiving. She hopes to utilize her study of Asia in a future career at either a international corporation or a bank.

Janet Lee is currently a junior at the Elliott School double majoring in International Affairs and Economics, and is working as the events coordinator staff assistant. She is interested in the socioeconomic development of countries, and how education and culture play a role and are affected by this. Janet recently came back from her study aboard experience in Morocco, where she studied economics and religion and climbed Mt. Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa. Her other academic interests include East Asia, specifically Taiwan, and API issues in America.

Eugene Liu is a first year undergraduate in the Elliott School of International Affairs, double majoring in international affairs and history. He plans to concentrate in international economics and international politics. Eugene is particularly interested in U.S-China relations and plans to study abroad at the London School of Economics his junior year.



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