Professor Matthew Erie, the Faculty's Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Studies, named a Public Intellectual Fellow by the National Committee on US-China Relations (NCUSCR).
The Public Intellectuals Programme (PIP), launched by the National Committee in 2005, is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of China specialists who, in the tradition of earlier China hands, have the interest and potential to venture outside of academia to engage with the public and policy community.
Through a varied set of activities spread out over two years, the programme helps twenty young American scholars and specialists working in various disciplines to expand their knowledge of China beyond their own interests by introducing them to each other as well as to specialists outside their fields. By requiring each of the fellows to organize a public outreach programme, PIP also encourages them to actively use their knowledge to inform policy and public opinion.
The Oxford Nizami Ganjavi Centre (ONGC) is pleased to offer small grants of up to £500 for projects related to research into the history, languages and cultures of Azerbaijan, the Caucasus and Central Asia.