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Student Spotlight: Jade Monk interns for the Project on History and Strategy at CSIS

Aug 02, 2019

The Clements Center's Student Professional Development Fund provides UT undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to intern at some of the top governmental and non-governmental organizations across the world by providing monetary support for unpaid positions.

Jade's experience: "This summer, I am working at the Center for Strategic and International Studies as an intern with the Project on History and Strategy. Our mission is to draw attention to the relevance of history to inform policymakers today and to highlight historical touchstones that can contribute to conversations on topics topping the charts today in Washington. Lately, I have been mapping schools of thought on “great power competition” and tracking the term in U.S. history. I am also contributing research that examines the evolution of Sino-American relations since the George H.W. Bush administration. This work is a fantastic continuation of my research on the Reagan administration at the Clements Center and the Project on History and Strategy shares the values of the Center. It is especially exciting attending events and luncheons where our director, Seth Center, invites historians and policymakers to engage on topics such as the relevance of the Sputnik crisis and the policies that it inspired. 

Before starting at CSIS, I had the opportunity to complete the Summer Honors Program at the American Enterprise Institute on War and Decision-making with Dr. Frederick Kagen. We spent one week discussing and debating established principles of warfare and current and emerging challenges to existing doctrine."