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Presented By: International Institute

Globally Engaged Career Panel

International Institute Virtual Conversation

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An open Q&A will follow! Registration is required:

Join the International Institute for a virtual conversation with a panel of distinguished professionals, all graduates of U-M area studies programs, who have pursued career paths with a global reach. Our panelists will share their stories and experiences, based on questions prepared in advance by U-M Masters in International and Regional Studies (MIRS) students. This event is open to anyone seeking new perspectives on globally engaged career paths and job search insights.

This event is funded in part by five (5) Title VI National Resource Center grants from the US Department of Education.

About the Panelists:
Emily Etue received an M.S. in Natural Resources and Environment and a Graduate Certificate in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Michigan and spent almost a decade working throughout Asia, mainly in the Asia-Pacific Region. Now based in Texas, her private sector and international non-profit experience opened a network of connections that she actively works to maintain. Emily strongly believes in the power of networking and feels it is the key ingredient to finding a fulfilling career.

Frank Hennick is a Grants Manager at CAPI USA, a nonprofit that provides basic needs, jobs skills, and civic engagement services to immigrant and refugee communities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro. Before joining CAPI, he worked with the Karen Organization of Minnesota (KOM), a nonprofit that provides human services to St. Paul’s growing community of Karen refugees from Burma and their children. He completed his M.A. in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies in 2013 and his research focused on tensions between nationalism and the process of European integration, and how these tensions play out in education policy, public art and monuments, music, and journalism. He lives in St. Paul, where he remains involved with the Center for Victims of Torture and counts down days until the Brewers’ baseball season.

Evan Hoye works in Academic Services at the University of Michigan International Institute. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan in 2015, double majoring in International Studies (Norms, Security, and Cooperation) and German, with a minor in Translation Studies. Prior to joining the International Institute, Evan served in a number of student services administration roles at the University of Michigan, including project management at the School of Information, stewarding the release and promotion of an educational app commemorating the University of Michigan’s 2017 Bicentennial Celebration.

Lydia McMullen-Laird is a journalist for WNYC radio in New York covering climate change and the environment. Previously, she lived in China and conducted research on a Fulbright Fellowship, worked in environmental law for the Natural Resources Defense Council and began her journalism career producing environmental videos. While studying at the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, she interned at the American Embassy in Moscow. McMullen-Laird is also passionate about sustainable living and is the co-founder of the NGO Live Zero Waste.]


Sam Breazeale, MA Candidate in International and Regional Studies, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Katherine Downs, MA Candidate in International and Regional Studies, Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies; MSW Candidate in School of Social Work

African Studies Center, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for Japanese Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, International Institute, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Global Islamic Studies Center, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, Nam Center for Korean Studies, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Center for South Asian Studies, Program in International and Comparative Studies, Residential College

Livestream Information

April 9, 2021 (Friday) 12:00pm

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