2017 Boren Fellows

NAME INSTITUTION ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE COUNTRY LANGUAGE PROJECT TITLE
Kimberly Agarth Georgetown University - DC Area Studies China Mandarin Understanding China's Economic Statecraft
Stephen Allen Tufts University - MA International Affairs South Africa Zulu Zulu Language Study and Academic Internship
Robert Allison Jr Texas A&M University - TX International Affairs China Mandarin Intensive Mandarin
Bryce Barros Texas A&M University - TX International Affairs China Mandarin Chinese & American Oil Investment in Angola and Mozambique
Sarah Barth Georgetown University - DC International Affairs Latvia Russian Baltics on the Brink: Russian & Regional Studies in Latvia
Maeve Bartlett American University - DC International Development Mozambique Portuguese African Flagship Languages Initiative: Portuguese
Michael Bentley George Washington University - DC International Affairs Brazil Portuguese Portuguese Language Study and Research
Alexandra Blaha Indiana University - IN Area Studies Moldova Russian Russian Language in Moldova
Curtis Blaine Johns Hopkins University, SAIS - DC International Affairs Jordan Arabic Arabic Study and Study of Water Security Issues
Tyler Borgwardt South Dakota School of Mines and Technology - SD Physics South Korea Korean Korean Immersion and Nuclear Weapons Policy
David Bradshaw American University - DC International Affairs Taiwan Mandarin Intensive Language Study and Policy Internship
Ross Bryan Chadron State College - NE Business Jordan Arabic Building Bridges: My Plan for Changing the World
Kayden Bui Harvard University - MA International Affairs Thailand Thai Intensive Thai Program in Bangkok with Policy and Health Focus
Kevin Burke American University - DC International Affairs Kazakhstan Russian Energy Development and Russian Language in Kazakhstan
Kathryn Burns Texas State University, San Marcos - TX International Affairs Jordan Arabic Arabic Language for Diplomacy
William Calhoun University of Denver - CO International Affairs Tajikistan Persian Ethno-Political Identity and Extremism in Tajikistan
Starling Carter George Washington University - DC International Affairs Jordan Arabic Arabic Language Study and Environmental Internship in Amman
Polly Cegielski University of Massachusetts, Boston - MA Social Sciences Tajikistan Pashto Pashto Study
Philip Cerepak University of Wisconsin, Madison - WI History Philippines Tagalog A Commodity History of Coconut Oil and Insurgency
Chelsea Cervantes De Blois University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - MN Geography Azerbaijan Turkish The Rise of a Unified Turkic Identity Ignites New Challenges
Kylie Clay University of Washington - WA Political Science Tanzania Swahili Swahili and the Institutions Shaping Land and Forest Use
Samuel Cleaves Johns Hopkins University, SAIS - DC International Affairs Jordan Arabic Intensive Arabic Language Study in Jordan
Catherine Cohen American University - DC International Affairs Azerbaijan Azerbaijani Azerbaijani Study
Daniel Combs Columbia University - NY International Affairs Burma (Myanmar) Burmese Burmese Language and Human Security Dynamics in Burma
Kirsten Cooper University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - NC History South Korea Korean Understanding South Korea's New Nationalism
Christian Crews University of Chicago - IL International Affairs Kazakhstan Russian Comparative Analysis of Geoeconomic Strategies in Kazakhstan
Cherese Dafney Georgia State University - GA Public Health Tanzania Swahili African Flagship Languages Initiative: Swahili
Benjamin Ditter University of Washington - WA Area Studies China Mandarin From Porcelain to Petroleum: China and the Middle East
Anna Drabek University of Pennsylvania - PA International Development Benin Bariba Bariba Language and Women's Rights for West African Security
Timothy Durham Pennsylvania State University World Campus - PA Public Administration China Mandarin Intensive Mandarin Study and Research in Northwestern China
Breeanna Elliott   History Tanzania Swahili African Flagship Languages Initiative: Swahili
Joseph Fahimi Georgetown University - DC International Affairs India Urdu South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative: Urdu
Martin Fankhanel Minnesota State University - MN Education India Urdu Education in Development: Muslim Integration and Inclusion
Samuel Farris University of Michigan - MI Area Studies Thailand Thai Ensuring Healthy Relations as Thailand Enters a New Era
Yasmin Faruki Georgetown University - DC International Affairs Jordan Arabic Qasid Language Study & UNDP Internship
Danielle Feinstein Harvard University - MA Public Administration Jordan Arabic Intensive Advanced Arabic Study
Juan Pablo Feregrino University of California, San Diego - CA International Affairs Japan Japanese Intensive Japanese Language and Cultural Immersion
James Fromson Princeton University - NJ Public Administration Oman Arabic Foreign Policy and Domestic Stability in Oman
James Gaddis Saint John's University (Jamaica, NY) - NY Political Science Serbia Serbian Intensive Serbian Language Study
Brian Gillikin Carnegie Mellon University - PA Public Administration Estonia Russian Russian Language and Digital Strategy in Estonia
Jeremy Goldsmith University of Wyoming - WY International Development Senegal Wolof Learning Wolof in Dakar, Senegal
Taylor Green Boston College - MA Law Japan Japanese US National Security & Japan
Kevin Green Texas A&M University - TX International Affairs Morocco Arabic Arabic Immersion and the Kingdom's Role in Shaping Religion
Alex Green Wayne State University - MI Medical Sciences Jordan Arabic Levantine Arabic and Antimicrobial Resistance
Samuel Gruber   International Affairs China Mandarin Sino-American Relations at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center
Bethany Grupp School for International Training - VT International Development Senegal Wolof Wolof Language Study and Education Development
Jason Ha Tufts University - MA Business Japan Japanese Intensive Japanese Language Study in Keio University
Joslyn Hirose New York University - NY Public Administration Japan Japanese Japanese Language and Energy Policy
Linda Holcombe University of Massachusetts, Boston - MA International Affairs Uganda Swahili Swahili Study and Illicit Wildlife Trade Research in Uganda
Corey Holmes Howard University - DC Social Sciences South Africa Zulu Intensive Zulu Study
Whitney Howell University of Michigan - MI Public Health Brazil Portuguese The Common Fight: US and Brazil Tackle Zika
Samuel Huang University of California, San Diego - CA International Affairs Japan Japanese Japanese Language and East Asian Energy Security
Lauren Jackson American University - DC Education Jordan Arabic Refugee Youth Education and Radicalization in Jordan
Brian Kerr Georgetown University - DC International Affairs Ukraine Russian Immersive Russian Study in Ukraine
Aysha Khan University of Texas, Dallas - TX Public Administration Jordan Arabic Exploring Jordanian Women's Involvement in Public Affairs
Ryan Knight Georgetown University - DC International Affairs Ukraine Ukrainian Language Study and Internship in L'viv
Monica Krause American University - DC International Affairs Senegal French Religion and Security in Senegal
Jacob Kursinskis Ohio State University - OH Languages China Mandarin Chinese Language Study and Research on Chinese Media
Matthew La Lime Georgetown University - DC History Guinea Fula Studying Fula and Researching Fulbe Resistance in Guinea
Samantha Lakin Clark University - MA History Rwanda Rwanda An Analysis of Transitional Justice and Memorialization
Nora Lamm University of New Mexico - NM Area Studies Brazil Portuguese Portuguese Proficiency and Climate Change Cooperation
Chelsea Lavallee Monterey Institute of International Studies - CA International Development Senegal French Strengthening Senegal's Growing Youth Population
Amanda Lloyd American University - DC Philosophy India Hindi Countering Violent Extremism and Communal Violence in India
Elizabeth Louis University of Georgia - GA Psychology Haiti Haitian Disaster Prevention and Mental Health
Zachary Lubelfeld Syracuse University - NY Public Administration Mozambique Portuguese Advanced Portuguese Immersion and Internship in Maputo
Jordan Marks University of California, San Diego - CA International Affairs South Korea Korean Linguistic Tools to Enhance Empirical Energy Analysis
Samuel Mazur Texas A&M University - TX International Affairs China Mandarin Mandarin Study in Guilin, China
John McGreevy University of Georgia - GA Anthropology Haiti Haitian Modeling Hurricane Vulnerability in Haiti and the U.S.
Andrew Meador Monterey Institute of International Studies - CA International Affairs China Mandarin Sino-American Politics and Future Security Challenges
Catriona Miller University of Wisconsin, Madison - WI History Cambodia Khmer Historicizing Gender and Development
Haleigh Morgus Johns Hopkins University, SAIS - DC International Affairs China Mandarin China & Global Responsibility
Kristina Nazimova Temple University - PA Anthropology Angola Portuguese Ethnographic Research and Language Immersion in Angola
Joshua Nezam American University - DC International Affairs South Korea Korean Progressive South Korean Politics & the US-ROK Alliance
Marian Okpali George Washington University - DC International Affairs Morocco Arabic Arabic Study in Morocco 
Hayley Pangle Indiana University - IN Area Studies Tajikistan Persian Tajikistan: Persian Language and Information Center Research
Brittany Parker Tufts University - MA International Affairs Jordan Arabic Integrated Arabic Study in Jordan
Malena Price Duke University - NC Public Health Jordan Arabic Refugee Reproductive Health in Amman, Jordan
Brooke Provinchain University of Chicago - IL Area Studies Jordan Arabic Arabic Study in Jordan
Muthanna Rahman University of Maryland - MD International Affairs Morocco Arabic Study of Arabic and the Western Sahara in Morcco
Alfredo Ramirez IV Texas State University, San Marcos - TX International Affairs Brazil Portuguese Portuguese Domestic & Brazil Overseas Study Plan
Siddarth Ravishankar Johns Hopkins University, SAIS - DC International Affairs India Urdu Practical Study of Urdu and Hindi
Kirsten Ray University of Oregon - OR International Development India Urdu The Impacts of Road Development on Women in Pakistan
Jennifer Robards Columbia University - NY International Affairs Azerbaijan Turkish Turkish Language and Culture Training
Kris Rodulfo Johns Hopkins University, SAIS - DC International Affairs China Mandarin Research in China
Edmund Ruge Johns Hopkins University, SAIS - DC International Affairs Brazil Portuguese Advanced Portuguese for Diplomatic Work
Gayatri Sanku University of Illinois, Chicago - IL Public Health Brazil Portuguese Immersion in Brazil: A Biological Venture
Steven Schaaf George Washington University - DC Political Science Jordan Arabic Contentious Politics in Jordan: Language Study and Research
Ann Scheunemann North Carolina State University - NC Psychology South Africa Xhosa South Africa, National Security, and Career Goals
Daniel Schnur George Washington University - DC International Affairs Tajikistan Persian Persian Language Study
Michael Schwab-Holler University of California, San Diego - CA International Affairs China Mandarin Fostering U.S.-China Relations
Sarah Simpkins University of Maryland - MD International Development Senegal French African Flagship Languages Initiative: French
Kathleen Sly University of Michigan - MI Public Administration Sri Lanka Sinhala Language Unification and Economic Development in Sri Lanka
James Smith Monterey Institute of International Studies - CA International Affairs Jordan Arabic Arabic Study in Jordan
Gwendolyn Snider University of Oregon - OR International Affairs China Mandarin Hopkins-Nanjing Center SAIS
Elizabeth Solem George Washington University - DC Education Jordan Arabic Refugee Education and Arabic Study in Jordan
Tiffany Talbert   Languages China Uighur Documenting Xinjiang
Nicholas Teale University of Texas - TX Area Studies Azerbaijan Turkish Turkish-Russian Relations after the July 15 Coup
Peter Telaroli University of California, San Diego - CA International Development Thailand Thai Advanced Thai and Transboundary Issues in Southeast Asia
Eli Tirk Johns Hopkins University, SAIS - DC International Affairs China Mandarin A Study of Chinese Economic and Defense Strategy in SE Asia
Meaghan Tobin Tufts University - MA International Affairs China Mandarin Mandarin Immersion, Study of Local Political Participation
Maya Vemuri University of Maryland - MD International Development Senegal French Study of French & Wolof Languages and Senegalese Culture
Warren Vierheller American University - DC Economics South Korea Korean The US-South Korea Alliance and Service Sector Trade
Margaret Walrod University of Washington - WA International Affairs India Urdu Urdu Language Study & International Development in Pakistan
Jessica Walton American University - DC International Affairs Brazil Portuguese Democracy in Latin America: Brazil's Important Role
Emily Walton Georgetown University - DC Area Studies Latvia Russian Russian and Research in Riga
Jazmin Webb American University - DC International Affairs South Korea Korean The US, Japan and South Korea: A Critical Alliance
Alexander Webb University of California, San Diego - CA International Affairs Taiwan Mandarin Advanced Mandarin Study and Contemporary Taiwanese Society
Gretchen Wesche Syracuse University - NY Education India Hindi Hindi Study & Community-Based Education Internship in India
Gabriel White American University - DC International Affairs Estonia Russian Estonia - Russian Hybrid Threats to the Baltic Region
Cynthia Wright Texas A&M University - TX Environmental Studies Brazil Portuguese Hydrology of the Brazilian Caatinga
Nicholas Zeller University of Wisconsin, Madison - WI History China Mandarin National Liberation, Global Revolution: CCP & Int'l Maoism

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