Half of Georgetown University Boren Fellowship Recipients from Conflict Resolution Program
Eight Georgetown University students have received Boren Fellowships this year from the State Department, four of whom are from the M.A. in Conflict Resolution program. Georgetown University holds the distinctions of having the highest percentage of successful applicants and for being one of top two universities with the highest number of awardees this year. We congratulate all our students and you can learn a little bit more about who CR recipients are below:
Sarah Arkin '11 - International Language Institute, Cairo
Sarah will be pursuing intermediate Arabic study in Egypt from January until June 2012. She will also be researching the role of press freedom and new media consumption among youth in shaping perceptions of the ongoing revolution, political development and democracy. Sarah currently works at the State Department as the acting Global Affairs Program Officer in the Bureau of Near East Affairs covering human rights, religious freedom and women's issues in the Middle East and North Africa. She graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in international relations and Spanish.
Christopher Bassett '12 - Dushanbe
Christopher will travel to Tajikistan, for six months in the fall 2011 semester. He will spend two months studying intensive advanced Persian and four months interning in conflict-sensitive program implementation. Chris holds a BA in history and government from the College of William and Mary.
Keavy Nahan '12 - Nairobi and Zanzibar
Keavy will intern for two months with the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights in Nairobi during the summer of 2011 followed by four months of a Swahili immersion program in Zanzibar. Keavy's Swahili study will be part of the African Languages Initiative in the fall of 2011. Keavy's internship was organized in part by the Georgetown University Office of the President. Keavy, a native of Australia, earned a BA in communications and history from the University of Melbourne.
Valerie Oliphant '12 - University of Ibadan, Ibadan
Valerie plans to study Yoruba and research the involvement of women in peace processes in Nigeria. For the duration of the fellowship, she will be based at the University of Ibadan in southern Nigeria. Valerie earned a BA in international studies from the University of Arizona.
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