Ph.D. Program

The Bridge Lab

Created with the intent of “bridging the gap” between academic and professional applications, The Bridge Lab was inaugurated by the Jackson School Ph.D. program in spring 2014. Administered as a regular, student-run series of lunchtime workshops, The Bridge Lab aims to train JSIS scholars to make their research relevant to the real world, and to think about ways to get their expertise heard in the policy, business, or non-profit realm. This means learning to communicate in oral and written form, to the world at large, and so develop an important skill set of direct use in the real world.

Students are required to present at least one problem-focused piece of around 500-750 words related to their dissertation research in the Bridge Lab during year 2. This piece should be written so that it generally communicates the importance of their dissertation work to other faculty and students in the Jackson School, as well as to external audiences. Students thus learn to use their knowledge in public ways for the sake of service to their communities. Through this active process of reflection and engagement, students also learn how to use their scholarship to develop a public policy persona.


2019-2020 SCHEDULE

All Bridge Lab talks will be held in Thomson 317. Printable Schedule can be downloaded here.

FALL QUARTER

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Op-Ed Publishing

Scott Radnitz, Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies


Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Student Presentation

Kelsey Gilman, PhD Student, Jackson School of International Studies


Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Writing in and for the International Diplomacy World

Jan Store, Former Ambassador and Head of Mission to the E.U.

 


WINTER QUARTER

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 12:30-1:30 pm | Publishing in Academia

James Lin, Assistant Professor, Jackson School of International Studies

Sabine Lang, Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies


Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 12:30-1:30 pm | Student Presentation

Sauharda Rai, PhD Student, Jackson School of International Studies


Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 12:30-1:30 pm | Student Presentation

Shixin Huang, PhD Student, Jackson School of International Studies

 


SPRING QUARTER

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 12:30-1:30 pm | Work Life Balance

Sara Curran, Professor, Jackson School of International Studies

Jessica Beyer, Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies


Wednesday, April 22, 2020 |12:30-1:30 pm | Student Presentation

Ryan Zielonka, PhD Student, Jackson School of International Studies


Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 12:30-1:30 pm | Student Presentation

Bernard Loesi, PhD Student, Jackson School of International Studies


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