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Graduate Student Steering Committee

East Asia Program graduate students group photo with guest Abigail Coplin

First convened in October 2009, EAP's Graduate Student Steering Committee (EAP-GSSC) comprises a group of graduate students from departments across campus who are affiliated with EAP. Our goal is to facilitate scholarly exchange among EAP graduate students and faculty, as well as to provide networking opportunities and to represent graduate student interests and concerns.

What We Do

Events organized and hosted by the EAP-GSSC change annually to meet student interests, here are the most recent:

  • Brownbag lunch faculty talks
  • Graduate student conferences
  • Invited guest speaker series
  • Film screenings
  • Professionalization workshops
  • Dissertation writing boot camps
  • Fellowship information session
  • Writing groups

Activity Funds

Any registered Cornell student organization focused on East Asia is eligible to apply for funding from the EAP-GSSC. The proposed activity must be campus-wide and meet the goal of enhancing the intellectual life of the Cornell community by promoting the study or celebration of East Asia.

To apply, send a proposal to eap-gssc@cornell.edu by November 20 for fall semester events, and March 1 for spring semester events.

Get Involved

Would you like to become a member of the GSSC? Is there a scholar you would like to invite to Cornell from outside the campus? Any questions, suggestions, or feedback about events? 

2020–21 EAP-GSSC Officers

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Magnus Fiskesjö's research concerns ethnic relations and political anthropology in China and Southeast Asia.

Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies

Peter Katzenstein is the Einaudi Center's Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies in the Department of Government. His research and teaching lie at the intersection of the fields of international relations and comparative politics.