The Duke AGS Program* is an interdisciplinary program that blends education and scholarship. Our mission is to raise future leaders by having students study past strategists and engage with current leaders. Through workshops, distinguished lectures, and courses, participants in AGS have the opportunity to interact with leaders from the world of policy as well as the best scholars writing on these topics today.
The University/Cultural Fund provides student organizations with financial resources to develop programs that promote any of the following: arts, co-curricular education, health and safety, multiculturalism and diversity, university/community service, and/or cross-cultural collaboration.
The Office of DKU and China Initiatives coordinates the work of the various Duke units and teams involved in the planning and implementation of Duke Kunshan University (DKU), a joint venture university under construction in China that opened in 2014. Nora Bynum, vice provost for Duke Kunshan University and China initiatives, serves as the principal liaison among Duke, DKU, the city of Kunshan and Wuhan University. The DKU/China office supports and coordinates Duke's expanding research, education and outreach programs in China, and implements fundraising strategies for the new ventures.
The John Spencer Bassett Memorial Fund has the broad goal of attempting to ensure student exposure to fine arts, sciences, politics, and any interesting and improving endeavours. It primarily fulfils this mandate by funding public lectures, special projects and/or experimental undertakings in the field of creative writing and communication arts. The purpose of the John Spencer Bassett Memorial Fund is to:
PASS offers new routes to the study of contemporary security issues in East Asia. By drawing together a network of scholars from the U.S., Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan, PASS provides in-depth research on long-term security concerns with a focus on mapping the impact of domestic politics on regional security. PASS organizes conferences and lectures at Duke and around the U.S. that bring together scholars, policy analysts and government officials. Recent programs have been held at the United States Military Academy and the University of South Carolina, in addition to Duke University.
The Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI) is the focal point of research and teaching on the Asian/Pacific region at Duke University. Started in 1981, today APSI has more than 40 core faculty members at Duke and 20 affiliated faculty members from regional universities. It is the largest center for research and teaching on East Asia in the Southeast. The Center sponsors conferences, research, and teaching initiatives, as well as administering various scholarships and fellowships to students, both graduate and undergraduate.
The Student Organization Finance Committee (SOFC) is the primary group on campus responsible for the recognition and funding of student groups. The SOFC is an up to 17-person undergraduate committee elected by the DSG Senate to allocate the student fund to recognized and chartered student groups. The main duties of the SOFC are: overseeing the Programming Fund, which is open to all recognized and chartered groups; running the Annual Budgeting process, through which money is allocated to chartered groups for the upcoming year; reviewing and recommending nascent student groups for recognized and chartered status.
Carolina Asia Center: Founded in 2002 the Carolina Asia Center (CAC) is the University of North Carolina’s flagship organization for Asia-related activities and plays an important role in promoting the university’s global strategy.The mission of the Center is to positively transform the understanding of and relationship with Asia, and to equip students and others with the knowledge of Asia to assume leadership roles. The Center works with the College of Arts and Sciences, professional schools, and various departments, centers and student organizations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and collaborates with other regional and international institutions to develop and implement educational programs on Asia. The Center seeks to increase resources for the study and research of Asia and opportunities to engage with Asia through seminars, language study, outreach, cultural competency, study abroad, and visiting scholars programs.
Phillips Ambassadors: The Phillips Ambassadors is a scholarship program for study abroad in Asia. Students choose from more than 50 UNC-approved study abroad programs in Asia. The program is open to qualified UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduates from all academic majors. Up to two awards are available to Duke undergraduates each summer. The Phillips Ambassadors is a program of the Carolina Asia Center in association with UNC’s study abroad office. Recipients of the award are required to share their experiences abroad in a meaningful way with their campus and/or hometown community. The Phillips Ambassadors Program is made possible through a gift to UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences and Kenan-Flagler Business School from alumnus Earl N. “Phil” Phillips, Jr., an entrepreneur and former U. S. ambassador, and his family.
UNC Student Congress is the legislative branch of UNC Student Government. We handle funding requests for student organizations, maintain the Student Government Code (the rules by which Student Government operates), and respond to requests for help from students in a broad range of issues regarding student life at UNC. Every member of the student body has representation in Student Congress.
The Curriculum in Public Policy Analysis was established in 1979. It was one of the first undergraduate degree programs nationally in public policy and a charter member of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). In 1991, an interdisciplinary Ph.D. Curriculum in Public Policy was added, and in 2002, the two curricula were combined to become the present UNC (Department of) Public Policy.
CapitalNexus is a private investment company that brings together investors and real estate developers in one marketplace, and offers a complete portfolio of investment services, including project financing, private placement, capital formation and asset management in new hotel development and mixed-use commercial real estate development in the State of North Carolina.
Carolinas Chinese Chamber of Commerce, or “CCCC” for short, was established on March 18, 2011 as a non-for-profit organization headquartered in Charlotte, NC. CCCC's vision is to actively bridge cross-border trade and investment activities between the U.S. and China and serve as a platform to promote economic, cultural and educational exchanges. The CCCC is dedicated to provide a forum for American and Chinese governmental, commercial, and educational/cultural organizations to gain better understanding and build mutual trust, thus fostering vigorous partnership and facilitate trade and investment opportunities between the two great nations.
CET Academic Programs is a study abroad organization based in Washington, DC that has been developing and delivering innovative educational programs abroad since 1982. CET is known for high program standards, strong academics, a nimble and collaborative approach to partnerships, and supportive student services. As the only US provider to house students with local roommates in each of its locations, CET integrates students into their overseas communities and facilitates development of lasting relationships with local hosts. As an environmentally conscientious organization, CET seeks to adopt sustainable measures across its operations. And through its commitment to inclusion, CET seeks and encourages the participation of students from diverse backgrounds, ensuring a welcoming, hospitable program environment that promotes student learning.
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