Live Q&A Career Counseling Session with the University of Texas at Austin
If you are interested in studying Business, Government, International Relations, and Literature in the USA or if you’d like to get career advice from successful American professors, the American Center in Moscow invites you to a unique live Q&A session with a panel of university professors, administrators, and students live from the University of Texas in Austin (UT Austin) on November 8 at 6:00-7:00 pm at the American Center in Moscow. Every participant will receive a free lapel pin from Austin, Texas!
Panelists: Live from Austin, Texas — fantastic and inspiring graduate program administrators and university professors and students of Business, Government, International Relations, and Literature at UT Austin. Full bios of the panelists are at the end of this announcement.
Agenda: The faculty and students live from UT Austin will:
- talk about their academic trajectory and how they came to focus on the areas they did;
- speak about how they were able to determine their academic and research interests and what factors influenced their decisions;
- give career counseling tips to those who are planning to embark on an academic career in the USA;
- answer questions from the audience at the American Center about pursuing degrees in Business, Government, International Relations, and Literature in the US and at UT Austin.
Why you should join: Join this live Q&A session on November 8 at 6:00 pm to get a unique opportunity to talk to professors and students from a Public Ivy university and receive their advice on studying or working in the US. You can also submit your question prior to the event through this form. Every participant will receive a free lapel pin from Austin, Texas!
1) Professor Rachel Wellhausen is an Associate Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Wellhausen is also Associate Professor of Business, Government, and Society (by courtesy) in the McCombs School of Business, as well as an affiliate of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Previously she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. She received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She holds a M.Sc. with Distinction in European Political Economy: Transition from the London School of Economics. She is a graduate of the Honors College at the University of Arizona and earned a B.A. in Economics, a B.A. in English with Honors, and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Russian Studies, German Studies, and Political Science). Her book, The Shield of Nationality (Cambridge University Press 2015) won the Best Book Award (2015-2017) from the International Political Economy Society. The dissertation on which the book is based won the Mancur Olson Award from the American Political Science Association for the best dissertation in political economy (2011-2012). She is also co-editor of Production in the Innovation Economy (MIT Press 2014, with Richard M. Locke). Rachel has published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, Journal of Politics, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and other outlets. She received the Michael Wallerstein Award from the American Political Science Association for the best paper published in political economy in 2016, with Leslie Johns. Professor Rachel Wellhausen’s website.
2) Michael R. Anderson is Director of the International Relations and Global Studies (IRG) major at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also serves as Lecturer in the College of Liberal Arts and the faculty director of the UT in Paris study-abroad program. His research interests include trans-Pacific intellectual networks and unofficial diplomacy in the twentieth century. The recipient of fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Dr. Anderson earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. His dissertation is entitled «Pacific Dreams: The Institute of Pacific Relations and the Struggle for the Mind of Asia, 1925-1960.» Dr. Anderson is currently under contract with M.E. Sharpe as a co-author of a textbook provisionally titled The Political and Economic Foundations of Global Studies. Here’s a great article from 2011 about Dr. Anderson and how he got his PhD at UT but experienced uncertainty as an undergraduate student: https://www.hercampus.com/school/texas/dr-michael-anderson-0
3) Oksana Lutsyshyna is a Ukrainian writer and poet. She is the author of four books of fiction and four books of poetry, all published in Ukraine. She is currently working as a Lecturer in Ukrainian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches Ukrainian language and literature, as well as other Eastern European literatures. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Georgia. She also translates Ukrainian poetry into English in collaboration with the New York-based poet and writer Olena Jennings. https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/slavic/faculty/ol2759
4) Annie Maxfield is the Director of Graduate Career and Professional Development Services at the University of Texas at Austin.
5) Lauren Nyquist (graduating senior) — Lauren is a fourth-year International Relations and Geography double major minoring in Russian Language and African Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Currently, Lauren works as a TA and research assistant in the History Department, focusing on areas within Sub-Saharan Africa. Outside of work and class, Lauren works on environmental management and sustainability initiatives in central and southern Texas, and on public education policy in Houston, where she grew up. This past summer she was in both Ukraine and Kazakhstan working on a university project and language study.
Partners: The University of Texas in Austin (with the support of the College of Liberal Arts, especially the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Liberal Arts Information Technology Services (LAITS), and the International Office)
Interesting facts about UT Austin:
- UT Austin is a Public Ivy, providing an Ivy League collegiate experience at a public university price
- Founded in 1883, UT Austin has had the fifth largest single-campus enrollment in the nation as of Fall 2006, with over 51,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 3,000 teaching faculty, including over 5,600 international students and 1,200 international scholars who come from 140 countries
- The list of University of Texas at Austin notable alumni includes such graduates and students as actors Mathew McConahey, Owen Wilson, Renée Zellweger, and Jon Hamm, film directors Wes Anderson and Robert Rodríguez, musician Janis Joplin, writer John Maxwell Coetzee, basketball player Kevin Durant, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, founder of Dell Computers Michael Dell, and many others. Over 30 UT Austin undergraduates have served in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Among university faculty are recipients of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, the Wolf Prize, the Primetime Emmy Award, the Turing Award, and the National Medal of Science, as well as many other awards. As of October 2018, 11 Nobel Prize winners, two Turing Award winners and two Fields medalists have been affiliated with the school as alumni, faculty members or researchers.
- The university is ranked one of the top 15 public universities according to U.S. News & World Report and one of the top 31 universities internationally according to the Center for World University Rankings. The UT Austin has 18 research disciplines ranked in the top 10 worldwide, including the No. 1 program in interdisciplinary mathematics, according to subject rankings from the Center for World University Rankings, and top 10 programs in multiple colleges and schools including business, communications, education, engineering, geological sciences, humanities, information, natural sciences, social work and the social sciences.
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