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EAP Graduate Student Steering Committee (GSSC)

GSSC meeting

Who we are:

First convened in October 2009, we are a group of graduate students affiliated with the EAP from departments across campus. 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/concerns.

What we do:

Some of the events organized and hosted by the GSSC in the past years (events change annually to meet student interests):

• Brownbag Lunch Faculty Talks

• Graduate Student Conferences

• Invited Guest Speaker Series

• Film Screenings

• Professionalization Workshops

• Dissertation Writing Bootcamps

• Fellowship Information Session

• Writing Groups 

Activity Funds

Any registered Cornell University student organization focused on East Asia is eligible to apply to 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 by November 20 (for fall semester events) and March 1 (for spring semester events).

Contact us:

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, and/or concerns about the events? Then please contact us at You may also join our mailing list via that email address.

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 “What impressed me about EAP-GSSC was the initiative of the students to cross disciplinary and area boundaries. Having studied and taught in programs where boundaries were so strictly maintained—whether it was in Chinese Studies or History—it is good to see the breakthrough in the new generation. Of course, we need the disciplinary and specialized training, but creativity and imagination mostly comes from contact with other realms of knowledge and thought.”

  -Prasenjit Duara, invited speaker, Spring 2011 The publication of Prasenjit Duara's talk, "The Cold War as a historical period: an interpretive essay" can be found at Journal of Global History (2011) 6.


List of GSSC Officers for 2019-2020

Guest speaker Abigail Copllin with GSSC members after the lecture