Spring 2021
Issue 38
CPS Leads - A Quarterly Digest
GW Kicks off Bicentennial with Virtual Celebration February 9
GW Bicentennial 1821-2021
Happy birthday GW! GW’s Bicentennial Celebration kicked off on February 9 and will continue through October 3, 2021. 

Courageous Leadership: PEMM Students & Alumni Defend U.S. Capitol
mob with police in gear and barriers visible
Three current members of our Program for Excellence in Municipal Management (PEMM) were on the front lines on January 6, risking their lives to protect members of Congress and our democracy from violent mobs of insurrectionists. Seven PEMM alumni also risked their lives to protect our freedoms.

Professor Warren Plays Key Role in Post-COVID Academic Innovation Task Force
John Warren
John Warren, program director and associate professor for CPS' master’s degree in publishing program, will play a key leadership role in GW’s Post-COVID Academic Innovation Task Force.

Warren will lead the working group for Graduate and Professional Students. 

Diana Paulraj
Welcoming Managing Director of Finance Diana Paulraj

Diana Paulraj, the newest member of our senior leadership team, joined CPS in mid-February as the Managing Director of Finance. 

GW Professors Gate in words on the arch between buildings on campus and fall leaves, trees
CPS Career Services Launches Newsletter

Sign up today for “Career Connections,” a newly launched CPS Career Services newsletter. The bimonthly newsletter features a variety of content for students and alumni, such as job postings, internship opportunities, career tips, networking resources, industry news and upcoming events. 

NAPLP Scholars Address United Nations on Indigenous Education
Samantha Harrison with a hood and blue background
Three Indigenous students enrolled in the spring 2021 session of the Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP), and the director of The AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy, participated in the webinar “The United Nations and Indigenous Peoples: Advocating for Education.” They shared their educational journeys and experiences with the UN and listeners around the world.

Sustainable Urban Planning Program Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
Sustainable Urban Planning Program, Reimagine GW Sustainable Urban Planning Master's Program logo Celebrating 10 Years with a circle and stars and building illustration in gold
In celebration of our alumni community of change agents, we have launched an anniversary website commemorating 10 years of program excellence.

Fjolle Caka
SUP Alumna Selected as 2021 Climate Ambassador

Congratulations to Fjollë Caka ‘18, a Sustainable Urban Planning (SUP) alumna in GW’s College of Professional Studies, on her selection as a 2021 Climate Ambassador of the Global Youth Climate Network (GYCN). She will raise awareness about climate change as part of an initiative of young professionals in her home country of Kosovo. 

NVC New Venture Competition Semifinalists
CPS Students Selected as 2021 NVC Semifinalists

Congratulations to two CPS students for their teams making it to the semifinalist round in the 2021 GW New Venture Competition (NVC). These teams made it through the most competitive field to date. 

Gender Pro The George Washington University logo
GenderPro Credential Now Available

The GenderPro Credential is a free, online credential exam offered to gender and international development professionals from around the world. The GenderPro Credential seeks to build a global network of gender and development professionals through the establishment of field-wide competencies and standards in the field of gender and international development. 

GW Digital Health Summit:
Free for GW Affiliates

GW is hosting its inaugural Digital Health Summit focused on the rapid acceleration of digital technologies in healthcare and the implications for healthcare and academic environments alike. Taking place virtually on the afternoons of April 14-16, 2021, presentations and discussions will focus on the state of the science, innovation and development with digital health technologies and the gaps and opportunities that exist. 

The event is free for GW affiliates. Enter discount code at checkout: 2021GWSUMMIT
Celebrating 200 Years: GSPM MasterClass with President of EMILY's List
Master Class series with red elephant and blue donkey
In celebration of the George Washington University's bicentennial, the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) welcomed Stephanie Schriock, MA '97, president of Emily's List, to the virtual MasterClass stage.

Lori Sosa
GW Publishing Students Awarded ACES Scholarships

ACES: The Society for Editing announced that Lori Sosa, a student in Cohort 16 of the MPS in Publishing program at the George Washington University is the top winner in their annual scholarship competition. 

GW Giving Day 4/7/21
GW Giving Day

On April 7, 2021, the George Washington University will host a university-wide day of giving. Coinciding with the bicentennial, this is an opportunity for the community to come together and drive philanthropic support to lead GW into the future.

In the Media

  • Matt Dallek, Ph.D., professor, GSPM, cover story in Washington Post outlook section examining institutional efforts to check the right-wing fringe in the '50s and '60s and how they compare to our own era. “Forcing out the fringe, Washington Post (01/29/2021).
Upcoming Virtual Events
All of these virtual events are free and open to the GW community & the public, unless otherwise noted. Additional upcoming events can be found on the CPSGSPM and CEPL event calendars.
Career Builder Series: Alternative Careers in Publishing, March 25, 2021, 7-8 PM

One of the lesser-known aspects of publishing is the vast diversity of career alternatives available to publishing professionals. In this edition of our monthly publishing career builder series, we'll hear from GW MPS in Publishing alumni and professionals on their experience in "alternative" careers in publishing, careers outside of trade or scholarly publishing companies and presses.

Alternative careers, broadly speaking, can include opportunities in audio publishing; publishing services; education or library publishing; research, corporate, military, and government, and much more.

GW Career Connect: For Students & Alumni, March 30, 2021, 12-12:30 PM

Advance your networking abilities through GW Career Connect, GW's premier online networking platform. Join this webinar to learn how you can connect with other graduate students and alumni to expand your network and advance your job search!

In this webinar, you will learn how to expand your network, connect with alumni & GW graduate students in your city or industry of interest, establish short-term or long-term mentors, as well as access educational / career resources and discussions.
Quarterly Legal Brief, Paralegal Studies,
April 20, 2021, 12-1 PM

Join GW Paralegal Studies program director Professor Toni Marsh, JD, for a look at the hottest legal issues. Every quarter GW Paralegal Studies presents this Legal Brief on whatever is at the top of the news at that time. In order to insure we address the most current issues, we will announce the topic about two weeks before the session.

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