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HopkinsBenjamin Hopkins, Director
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503M
Tel: (202) 994-2822


ollapallyDeepa Ollapally, Associate Director
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503I
Tel: (202) 994-8854


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


GrinbergMiriam Grinberg, Program Associate
1957 E Street, NW Suite 503P
Tel: (202) 994-4360


BouffardMike Bouffard, Program Coordinator
1957 E Street, NW Suite 503N
Tel: (202) 994-5874



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


NelsenMaggie Nelsen, Program Assistant
Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA)
1957 E Street, NW Suite 503
Tel: (202) 994-2694





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.

Mike Bouffard holds a MA in Security Policy Studies from GW and a BA in International Studies from American University. His research has been published by the National Defense University in Washington, DC. Before joining the Sigur Center in 2012, Michael worked on public diplomacy issues for the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP). He has spent time living in Beijing, China where he studied at Peking University. He has also interned for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations as well as the U.S. Campaign for Burma.

Maggie Nelsen is the Program Assistant at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies. 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.



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