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Rosenthal Fellowship Announces 2015 Fellowship Class

 

The Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations and its partner, the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), announce the selection of twenty five fellows for summer 2015. The Fellowship provides graduate students at APSIA member schools the opportunity to spend a summer working on international relations related issues in the US government Executive Branch or the Congress.

Established in 1977 in memory of Harold Rosenthal, a Congressional staffer and victim of international terrorism while on official duty, there have been over 200 Fellows to date. Since the inception of the Rosenthal Fellowship, many Rosenthal Fellows have also participated as EVP Fellows in The European Union Visitors Program (EVP). Beginning in 2015, Fellows will also have the opportunity to extend their placements through the 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, APSIA member school support, 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 problem solving in international relations.

The Rosenthal Fellowship now offers a series of Roundtable presentations and discussions with experts from institutions including Brookings, CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies), Johns Hopkins SAIS (School of Advanced International Studies) Georgetown, and government agencies. The Robertson Foundation for Government provides funding for several Rosenthal-Robertson fellows and hosts events for fellows from the two respective fellowship organizations. This year will also be the first year of collaboration with the VSFS (Virtual Student Foreign Service) Program in the eDiplomacy office of the US Department of State. Rosenthal Fellows will be eligible to continue their internship project work under VSFS mentorship guidance during the academic year.

This year’s Fellows represent 14 APSIA schools and will intern at offices, including the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, and State; the US Trade Representative, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and Congressional offices.

Run in association with APSIA, the Rosenthal Fellowship receives financial support from Board members, individual donors, the Robertson Foundation for Government, and the Rotary Foundation and previously. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund which was instrumental in funding the start-up phase of the program. Fellows are current graduate students in international affairs nominated by their schools and can be US citizens or foreign nationals. Former Senator and Vice President, Walter Mondale, serves as honorary chairman of the Fellowship.

2015 Rosenthal Fellows and Host Offices

Peter Bacon, Harvard Kennedy School

Department of Defense, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Katie Burkhart, Harvard Kennedy School

Department of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

Allison Carter Olsen, Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs

Millennium Challenge Corporation; Dakar, Senegal

Tara Chandra, Yale University, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs

Department of Defense, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia Office

Liam Connolly, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy

Department of Defense, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, South and Southeast Asia

Christopher Cote, Harvard Kennedy School

Department of State, Office of Energy Diplomacy

Adam Deutsch, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies

Department of State, Office of the Chief Economist

Jessica Gottesman, University of Maryland, School of Public Policy

Department of Defense, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict

Nathaniel Haight, Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government & Public Service

USAID, Education Office

Maureen Hartney, Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy

Office of Representative John Conyers

Jack Hoskins, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Department of State, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, Policy Office

Carol Huang, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Defense, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Krista Jorstad, Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs

USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Charlotte Karrlsson-Willis, Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government & Public Service

Leigh Ann Killian, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Department of Defense, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict

Andrew Koch, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy

Department of Defense, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Brittney Lenard, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service

Department of State, Office of Russian Affairs

Robert Matsick, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

U.S. Embassy, Moscow; Economic Affairs Section

Elizabeth Parker-Magyar, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies

U.S. Trade Representative, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement

Adriana Popa, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

Office of Representative Jim McDermott

Alex Rued, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service

Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Andrew Scott, University of Denver, Korbel School of International Studies

U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Program Evaluation Office

Engda Wubneh, University of Maryland, School of Public Policy

Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement

J9 Directorate, U.S. Southern Command

Channa Yu, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies

Department of State, Intelligence and Research Bureau

Edith Yuh, University of California-San Diego, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies

Government Accountability Office


 

 

 

 

 

 

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