OUR MISSION

FLIA’s mission includes working together with young people to create a global mindset and foster respect for comparative ideas and legal perspectives. For this purpose, the YPVS provides a series of virtual seminars for international young people to share their educational or work experiences from abroad, present and share their thoughts and questions with their research, learn useful information and skills for international job applications, and enhance their public speaking skills in English. We will invite guests to speak and will also accept applicants to speak.The YPVS also serves as FLIA’s team training sessions.

Recent Events

Computer assisted translation

Dr. Shaoming Zhu gave a presentation on how to do foreign and comparative research, and how to use web scraping to collect data.

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How to make a great conference presentation

Dr. Yuhua Sun gave a presentation on how to collect and summarize public opinions at the intersection of law and international affairs. Dr. Yuhua Sun's has been providing analysis on public opinions to policy makers in China for years. 

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Internship at the UN

On Setpember 23, 2017, Shujun Zhong, who is now an MPA candidate at Cornell University, gave a presentaiton on her experience about working at the UN.

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Computer assisted translation

On July 26, FLIA Scholar, Flora Sapio, presented how to use free online apps and tools to do general and academic translation. 

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How to make a great conference presentation

FLIA Research Fellow, Aisi Zhang, shared how to make a great conference presentation on July 28. Aisi Zhang is an SJD Candidate at University of Illinois College of Law. She has attened and presented at many academic conferences. She also provided useful materials on how to make general presentations. 

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How to develop research-based nonprofit organizations

On August 4, FLIA will hold a brainstorming seminar on how to develop research-based nonprofit organizations. 

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The U.S. foreign policy towards Taiwan issues

 Xiaoran Jiang shared her recent research on the foreign policy of the US towards Taiwan. Historical issues and some recent diplomatic events were addressed in the presentation. 

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Why do we need to equip ourselves as global citizens?

Shaoming Zhu shared her views about the importance of educating ourselves as global citizens and the knowledge and skills one should have to do so. 

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Coping with Cultural Shock When Studying and Working Abroad

Sean Jorgensen first introduced the definition of culture, culture shock, and cultural competence, and then examined the GLOBE Project’s study of national cultures. The presentation provided the audience useful tools and tips for increasing their cultural competence in the professional world.

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How to do research at the intersection of law and international affairs

Shaoming Zhu shared her experience with doing research related to the topics at the intersection of law and international affairs. She introduced the major methods and database to find useful materials and information. 

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Experiences sharing about working in international organizations

Patricia Simone, Flora Sapio, and Antonio Angotti shared their experiences working in international organizations. They also introduced how to find an internship at international organizations. 

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How to operate a successful WeChat account to connect with the global audience

Mr. Chen, who runs a WeChat account with 300,000 followers, shared his experiences with using WeChat to connect with audience and introduced the important principles and methods to operate a succesful WeChat account. 

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