We aim to make USC the key university that produces young scholars with the local area expertise to challenge and enhance debates about American grand strategy. 

  • We look for graduate students across disciplines who are interested in US-Asia relations
  • We welcome those without deep area expertise as well as those who are knowledgeable about the region
  • USC fills a key missing element in the grand strategy debate: training experts to build off their scholarship to effectively influence the policy debates in Washington DC
  • We want to expand the pool of young scholars and enable them to impact the American policy discourse as well as be superb scholars

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We welcome applications from exceptional candidates in all fields who are interested in US-Asia relations of any type. We particularly welcome applications from individuals of backgrounds not widely represented in foreign policy discussions.

For more information, please email ksipredocs@dornsife.usc.edu.

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