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Rosenthal Fellowship Announces 2016 Fellowship Class

 

The Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations and the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) announced today the selection of thirty fellows for summer 2016.  The Fellowship provides graduate students at APSIA member schools the opportunity to spend a summer working on international relations in the US Government Executive Branch or the US Congress.

This year’s Fellows represent 19 APSIA schools. They will intern at a variety of US agencies, including the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the Departments of Treasury, Defense, and State, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, US Embassies, and Congressional offices.

Established in 1977 in memory of Harold Rosenthal, a Congressional staffer and victim of international terrorism while on official duty, there have been 288 Fellows to date.  Since the inception of the Rosenthal Fellowship, many Rosenthal Fellows have also participated in The European Union Visitors Program (EVP). Fellows also have the opportunity to extend their summer internship project under a mentoring program—VSFS (Virtual Student Foreign Service) Program at the Department of State.

In a joint statement, Carmen Mezzera, Executive Director of APSIA, and Rick Gilmore, Chairman of the Rosenthal Fellowship, said, “The program’s success depends first and foremost on the outstanding caliber of our fellows, the extraordinary support we receive from host offices in the Congress and Executive Branch and APSIA member schools, and the generous contributions and support of our Board, donor institutions, and longstanding friends of the program. The Fellowship is living proof that terrorism cannot overwhelm the human spirit.  We’re a program whose purpose is to provide exceptional students with unique government experience. They are our future leaders in new approaches to peaceful problem solving in international relations.”

The Rosenthal Fellowship includes a series of roundtable discussions with experts from DC research organizations and universities, career planning sessions, and Congressional briefings. The Robertson Foundation for Government co-hosts a number of events for fellows throughout the summer. Judy and Rick Gilmore, Chairman of the Fellowship, host an annual summer reception for fellows, hosts, and supporters.

In association with APSIA, the Rosenthal Fellowship receives financial support from a number of individual donors, as well as the Robertson Foundation for Government, the Rotary Foundation and previously from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.  Former Senator and Vice President Walter F. Mondale serves as honorary chairman of the Fellowship.

 

2016 Rosenthal Fellows and Host Offices

Jessica Anderson, George Washington University, Elliot School of International Affairs Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Near East Affairs

Albert Atkinson, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tyler Bender, University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies Department of Labor, Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking

Diogo Cruz, Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy Office of Congressman Jim McDermott

Madalyn Erickson, University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies Intelligence Community

Faisal Hamid, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies Department of the Treasury

Kelley Hanks, Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government & Public Service Department of Defense, Prisoners of War/ Missing in Action Accounting Agency

Trevis Harrold, University of Michigan, Gerald Ford School of Public Policy Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Mexico City

Kathleen Hurt, Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Benjamin Linden, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service Office of Senator Durbin

Michael Mitrani, Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government & Public Service, SOUTHCOM, J7 Theatre Engagement Directorate

Ana Monzon, Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Millennium Challenge Corporation, Jakarta, Indonesia

Meredith Moon, University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies Department of State

Brittany Parker, Tufts University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Department of Defense, International Security Affairs, Middle East

Daniel Paul-Schultz, Harvard University, Harvard Kennedy School Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Samantha Powell, Johns Hopkins, School of Advanced International Studies Department of Defense, International Security Affairs, Africa

 Isidoro Ramirez, Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Navy Criminal Investigation Services

Jason Russell, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs Department of Defense, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, East Asia

Emily Sandys, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service Department of State, Democracy Human Rights and Labor, Near East Affairs

Michael Schwab-Holler, University of California-San Diego, School of Global Policy and Strategy U.S. Trade & Development Agency

Alicia Seagraves, American University, School of International Service Office of Representative John Conyers

Gregory Shtraks, University of Washington, Henry M Jackson School of International Studies Department of State, Russia Desk                                                                                  

Samantha Stein, University of Maryland, School of Public Policy Department of Defense, International Security Affairs, Western Hemisphere Affairs

 Adriel Taslim, University of California San Diego, School of Global Policy Studies U.S. Embassy in Bangkok

Melia Ungson, University of California San Diego, School of Global Policy and Strategy Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Hanoi

Zach Uram, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs U.S. Trade Representative, Western Hemisphere Office

Olivia Volkoff, Harvard University, Harvard Kennedy School Department of State, U.S. Mission to North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Wenchen Wang, University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs The Newseum

Andrew Watrous, Yale University, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs Department of the Treasury

Taylor Wettach, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service Department of Defense, International Security Affairs, Europe

Natasha Wheatley, American University, School of International Service Department of Defense, Special Operations/Low- Intensity Conflict, Southern Hemisphere Affairs


 

 

 

 

 

 

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