International Training Initiatives in Public Policy
The International Studies Program at Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) plans to secure external funding to sustain and expand its successful annual fiscal policy training programs which targets the US government as well as governments of developing and transitional countries. In addition to its Public Policy Summer program, its Summer School in Public Economics and its USAID Fiscal Policy and Management Training programs, ISP is currently focusing on an annual/semi-annual training initiative.
ISI-11-55 (Yr. 2)
Improving Fiscal Policy Governance in Developing Countries- New
This initiative, involving a GSU multidisciplinary team, had as its goal strengthening AYSPS to become as a world-renowned center in fiscal policy studies and design. The team will capitalize on associated technical assistance opportunities in diverse countries representing developing and transitional economies. Building on existing global partnerships, the focus this year will be on Indonesia, Bolivia, Pakistan, Macedonia as well as other identified regional opportunities in Asia including China, India, Vietnam and Laos, and in Africa.
ISI-11-57 (Yr. 2)
Exploring Ancient Egyptian and Chinese Field Sites Using Biotechnological Approaches - New
After a first year of preliminary work and partnership building, funding for this program will enable the development of external fund proposals to support the international research collaboration with Chinese and Egyptian institutions. It will also further the student mentorship program, including on-site research with an international team of researchers in both countries.
Improving Teacher Education in Turkey: Three Projects with Uludag University
This program will extend the partnership between GSU's College of Education and Uludag University's Faculty of Education to seek funding from the Turkish government to strengthen the country's teacher education programs and increase teachers' skills and competencies in early childhood education.
A Strategic Project for Research in China and Japan: Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organization in East Asia
Heying Jenny Zhan
With increasing aging populations in China and Japan, the proposed program seeks to establish research collaboration with identified partner universities in both countries in the area of aging and long-term care. The research will seek external funding to study the non-profit sector's role in managing long term care as well as its actual and potential influence on policy change in elder care.
Expanding Democracy Through Debate and New Media in Iraqi Journalism
The program seeks to build on existing relationships established through GSU's Department of Communication's Center for International Media Education to seek funding to develop appropriate strategies for building effective journalism practice in Iraq.
An Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration to Examine Alcohol Marketing, Alcohol Use, and Risk for HIV/AIDS among Urban Youth in Uganda
Misuse of alcohol is now recognized globally as a major public health issue especially since it is associated with other health risks and concerns. With Uganda representing one of the countries with the highest per capita alcohol consumption worldwide, this program seeks to strengthen an existing research partnership to conduct a pilot study of urban youth and examine the role of alcohol marketing, and use, in the transmission of HIV/AIDS.
Implementation of Child Welfare Programs in Eastern Europe: International Strategic Initiative Proposal
This program will focus on improving child welfare in Eastern Europe by adapting and evaluating the College of Health and Human Sciences' National SafeCare Training and Research Center-developed parent training curriculum for training in that region, and developing a foundation for further training work with Child Fund International (CFI) - Belarus, including joint applications for research funds.
Strategic Efforts to Seek Supplemental Funds for Launch and Operation of the Center for International Business Education and Research (A National Resource Center) at GSU
Funding for this initiative will be used to seek supplemental funds to launch and operate a CIBER, federally designated center of excellence at GSU.