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Prof. Teh-Kuang Chang has been Selected as Person of the Year by Ball State Daily News

IPSA’s RC18 Asian and Pacific Studies Chair Prof. Teh-Kuang Chang has been selected as Person of the Year by Ball State Daily News:


YEAR IN REVIEW: Teh-Kuang Chang, Person of the Year

The Daily News honors professor for 50 years of service

“I teach my students, and my children, three words: perseverance, creativity and inspiration.”  These are three of the most important words to Teh-Kuang Chang, the 2016 Ball State Person of the Year.

They describe not only the teachings he gives to his students and family, but his own life’s journey. Chang was born in 1925 in Changting, located in the province of Fujian in China.

Though his family lacked wealth and resources growing up, Chang was determined to learn and worked hard at his studies. After getting his bachelor’s degree in China, he came to the United States in 1956 to get his master’s and doctoral degrees. He remembers fondly the phone call he received from Ball State University. He was in Washington, D.C., at the time and flew in to interview with someone from the department.

IPSA RC51 - International Political Economy Launches its Newsletter, Political Economy News (PEN)

RC51 - International Political Economy is proud to announce the launch of the newsletter Political Economy News (PEN).

The chairs of RC51 decided to create an electronic publication to diffuse events in the field of IPE and members' recent works. Occasionally, they also aim to publish theoretically-informed analysis of contemporary issues related to the global political economic arena, with a special focus on Emerging Market Democracies.

Please, if you would like to collaborate with the newsletter, contact the RC secretary, Dr. Vinícius Rodrigues Vieira (rodriguesvieira@gmail.com).

Read the first issue here.

Peer 2 Peer (P2P): Challenging Extremism International Competition for Political Science Students

IPSA is glad to collaborate with P2P: Challenging Extremism announcing an international competition for political science students across the globe!

Learn how a team of students at your university can participate in this opportunity.

P2P: Challenging Extremism is a global university initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and Facebook, and managed by EdVenture Partners. Students from over 95 universities in 30 countries have already participated in P2P: Challenging Extremism. For the fall 2016 semester the program is expanding to 150 universities.

Spots are limited. Make a request for a program to bring the program to your university today: http://edventurepartners.com/request-program/

Important information about P2P: Challenging Extremism:

A hands-on assignment approaching its fourth semester running, P2P: Challenging Extremism challenges student teams to develop and implement tactical social media and digital campaigns in the form of an initiative, product or tool to counter the online presence of extremism. Each team receives and uses a $2,000 USD operational budget, as well as $400 USD in Facebook Ad Credits to implement their campaign. At the completion of the program, we make a $500 USD donation is made to the university or department as a way of expressing appreciation and thanks for participating.  

Students do the work while earning academic credit in various classes ranging from political science, international relations, foreign policy and conflict studies. Student teams are eligible to participate if they are enrolled in an academic organization or as an independent team with a strong faculty advisor.

As P2P: Challenging Extremism is an international competition, the top six teams receive an all expenses paid trip to compete in Washington, DC and compete in a presentation to the U.S. Department of State and industry leaders, as well as compete in the Facebook Global Digital Challenge and win scholarship money ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 USD. Your students get to compete on the world stage.  

Click here to download the P2P Faculty Overview which includes objectives, process, embedded videos of student work, as well as a list of all the universities around the world that have participated in P2P: Challenging Extremism.

Learn more at: http://edventurepartners.com/peer2peer

Thank you for your interest in this exciting and important initiative. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your university.