The Center for Southeast Asian Studies organizes and sponsors a number of events such as lectures, film screening, workshops, symposia, conferences, exhibits, and performances throughout the year. Several of these events are in collaboration with other U-M units, and are often free and open to the public. To see what we have planned for this semester, please visit our 2020 Lecture Series page.
Career Talk: A Discussion with Dr. A. Michael Stern on career building in Asian Studies
12:00-1:00 PM EST: CSEAS Lecture: How Governments Declare Disasters: Thoughts from Southeast Asia
In Person and Virtual - see listing on our events page
Aaron "Michael" Stern (PhD, University of Michigan), current Foreign Service Officer with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will share his career path, the pros and cons of working in international development, and options for careers in international development. Students and participants are welcome to raise questions and exchange ideas about how to apply Asian and International studies knowledge in career building.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Aaron "Michael" Stern (PhD, University of Michigan) is currently a foreign service officer with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He joined USAID in 2007 and has served in Washington, the Philippines, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Frankfurt (supporting Iraq), and Madagascar. He is currently the deputy country representative for USAID in Laos. He received his BA from Columbia University (Economics), his masters from the University of Washington in Seattle (public administration and international relations), and his doctorate from the University of Michigan (political science, comparative politics). He is a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship alumnus and also received a fellowship from the Ford Foundation for area studies work while at the University of Michigan. Before joining USAID, he worked at the US Department of Energy, the University of Michigan, and the US Government Accountability Office (GAO). He also worked as a Researcher at Chulalongkorn University’s Institute of Asian Studies in Bangkok, Thailand.
|Event Type:||Workshop / Seminar|
|Tags:||Career, center for southeast asian studies, Southeast Asia, Talk|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Center for Southeast Asian Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures|