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Yan Xu Initiates Partnership Promoting East Asian Studies Among Minority Students

October 2019

Yan Xu, Ph.D., assistant professor and chair of history, initiated a partnership between Spelman College and the East Asia National Resource Center at the George Washington University promoting East Asian Studies among minority students. This partnership is designed to impact the professional and academic trajectory of future policymakers, scholars and educators. The annual program will provide Spelman College students the opportunity to engage in professional development and learning opportunities about East Asia in Washington D.C. at the George Washington University.

During this recent fall break, October 7-8, Dr. Xu led five Spelman students to D.C. for the inaugural workshop, where they visited foreign embassies, attended lectures by GW faculty, and met with GW graduate students and alumni. All the student participants received a certificate after their completion of the workshop.