Tina Hu, MIIS Student, Blogs on Nonproliferation Beijing Immersive Module
Almost a dozen MIIS students participated in the Nonproliferation Beijing Immersive Module over spring break 2012 lead by Professor Jinhuei Enya Dai. Dr. Dai describes the Nonproliferation Beijing Immersive Module as “an innovative advanced Chinese language immersion program that provided networking opportunities focused on nonproliferation issues and international relations. Students were committed to [speaking] Chinese and interacting with professionals, scholars and graduate students in Beijing from various institutes of international relations and professional organizations focused on nonproliferation issues. This rare opportunity offered a unique platform for MIIS young scholars to exchange professional ideas and to enhance their potential future collaborative working opportunities…”
The MIIS 2012 Beijing Delegation was invited by CACDA (China Arms Control and Disarmament Association) to conduct a week-long set of exchanges on nonproliferation issues and international relations between China and the U.S in Beijing, China. The delegation was comprised of 8 Chinese-speaking students studying nonproliferation, 1 international relations/MBA major, 2 teaching assistants and 1 instructor.
MIIS scholars who participated in the module reflected positively on the experience as a means of improving their Chinese language skills, their knowledge of Chinese perspectives on arms control issues, as well as a networking opportunity.
Tina Hu, a first year Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies student created a blog to better document the experience. To read her blog, and learn more about this immersive module from a student perspective, please visit: http://nouvellecommencement.blogspot.com/search/label/Beijing