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Critical Language Scholarship

This year’s Critical Language Scholarship recipients will study Russian, Korean, and Arabic.

Thirteen Students Named Congressional Interns for Summer and Fall 2018

Thirteen students have been named Congressional interns for summer and fall 2018. The Congressional Internship Program allows students to work with Tennessee’s legislators in Washington, DC.

The Center for Career Development administers the program selection and helps prepare students for the experience.

This summer marks the most students who have participated in the program in UT’s history.

These interns will work directly with members of the Tennessee Congressional Delegation to enhance their understanding of public policy and governance procedures and their impact on our state. They will also learn about critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration and leadership, and career management and professionalism.

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has been invited to serve on the board of directors for the Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, also known as C-FARE. The council provides information and expertise to decision makers in Washington and functions as a catalyst for incorporating economic principles into the analysis of agricultural and resource decisions.
C-FARE matches expertise to public needs, serving as a conduit between academic research, extension and national policy makers. Muhammad’s considerable experience includes leadership positions at USDA’s Economic Research Service, where he developed an extensive network of trade policy experts and forged solid working relationships with decision makers in the public and private sectors. His research on global food demand has been widely cited and used in economic and global models used by USDA (the baseline GTAP model) and by the International Food Policy Research Institute (the IMPACT model).
Muhammad’s current research focuses on agricultural trade and trade policy, effects of trade on developing countries, and global food demand.

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