Year At Princeton

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Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

During their year at Princeton, all Fellows will attend the weekly international relations colloquium, and will be encouraged to participate in other research-related events to interact with the broader research community of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior and senior faculty. In addition, Fellows will meet weekly as a group, often with an invited faculty member, to discuss research or works in progress. Fellows will become part of a research community by learning from and contributing to other active members of this community. They will also have opportunities to interact with other graduate students at Princeton, and in some cases with undergraduates.

Particular attention will be devoted to improving the methodological skills of the Fellows, so that their research will yield better inferences about processes of globalization. The Niehaus Center will organize a series of workshops led by individual faculty members, at which Fellows and faculty will become acquainted with one another. This process will ensure that Fellows and faculty members have opportunities to meet and work together on issues of shared interest. In addition, each Fellow will enroll in two seminars at Princeton, at least one of them methodologically oriented.

At the end of the year, Fellows will be expected not only to have increased the sophistication of and made substantial progress on their research projects but also to have built ties with faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students that will serve them well in the future. Beyond the immediately obvious fields of activity connected to the Niehaus Center and the Woodrow Wilson School, Fellows will also be able to take advantage of other strengths of the University in fields such as science and technology, engineering and ethics.

The GLF program enables talented and ambitious individuals from developing countries not only to become better scholars but to think hard about how to find ways - as scholars, policy-makers, or social entrepreneurs - to make a positive difference in the lives of people in their regions of origin.
Professor Robert O. Keohane