Governmental Studies Student Micah Spangler Awarded Scholarship to Study in Taiwan

Micah Spangler, a Johns Hopkins Governmental Studies graduate student, was recently awarded a Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) by the Taiwan Ministry of Education. The HES was established by the Republic of China in 2005 to encourage international students to undertake Mandarin Chinese language study in Taiwan. The scholarship awards each recipient a monthly stipend of $25,000 NTD to subsidize tuition and housing. 

Micah is finishing up his  thesis and will be studying Mandarin at the prestigious National Taiwan University beginning this summer. For students interested in studying Mandarin, more information about the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship can be found here: . 

Congratulations, Micah!      


Career Service Webinar for Finding a Job in the Federal Government Wed. 2/16

Alumni and StudentsLooking for a jobCome to the CAREER SERVICE WEBINAR!  2/16 

We will be hosting a Career Service Webinar that will be broadcasted from the Partnership for Public Service for students and alumni who are interested in applying for full-time jobs within the federal government.  The session will highlight a number of agencies and positions across government, and show students how to research, find and apply for an opening that is right for them.  So please come and learn about strategies for how to pursue a federal job opening.  And have some pizza as well! 

Career Service/Federal Jobs Webinar (with pizza!)

Wednesday, February 16

5:00 to 6:00 pm (Please arrive on time!)

Executive Conference Room, Room 204

1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Please RSVP to Nicole Cosey at by Tuesday, February 15.



Book Review of Governmental Studies Center Chair Dr. Ginsberg's Moses of South Carolina

Dr. Benjamin Ginsberg’s book, Moses of South Carolina: A Jewish Scalawag during Radical Reconstruction (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010) was featured in the Arts Section of the most recent Washington Jewish Week.  Read about Dr. Ginsberg’s fascinating study of Franklin Moses, who served as governor of South Carolina during Reconstruction.

Benjamin Ginsberg
Benjamin Ginsberg


Governmental Studies student's exceptional life story is told in The Washington Post

Many of us have been following the civil war in Sudan with great interest.  The long-promised referendum in Southern Sudan finally took place last month, and 98% of the population voted in favor of independence.  Former JHU MA in Government/ MBA student Abraham Akoi returned home to Sudan to participate in this historic vote.  His exceptional life story is the subject of this recent feature story in The Washington Post.  

Former JHU student Abraham Akoi


Governmental Studies Alum Sarah Lovenheim's article on Washington Post blog

Sarah Lovenheim, a Spring 2010 graduate of the MA in Government Program, published a recent blog in the Washington Post's Post Partisan site, on the crisis in Egypt.  The blog is based on research derived from her masters thesis.