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Byers wins Jack Kent Cooke scholarship for graduate school

J.R. Byers ’14 was awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Continuing Scholar Graduate Award to pursue a master’s degree in Russia.

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Monreal earns Fulbright to South Korea

Tiffany Monreal ’14 will teach English in South Korea as part of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program. She is the ninth Cornellian in nine years to earn a Fulbright.

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Knox pursuing passion at dream school

Jennifer Knox ’14 will fulfill her childhood dream of attending Oxford University, where she’ll study international relations.

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Al-Ansari tackling surveys and research

Mohammad Al-Ansari is going to work as a researcher at Sesri, a public survey project that’s a joint effort of the University of Michigan and Qatar University.

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Two seniors accepted to prestigious U.K. institutions

Léonie De Jonge and Jennifer Knox, two Cornell College seniors, have been accepted to graduate programs in international relations at Cambridge and Oxford universities, respectively.

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Ngirbabul is Rangel Scholar

Michelle Ngirbabul, a sophomore planning to to major in International Relations and Public Health, will take part in the Rangel Summer Enrichment Program at Howard University this summer.

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Foreign policy course features depth and variety

David Yamanishi aimed for depth in his American Policy Course, focusing on a set of interesting case studies. Students also enjoyed a variety of learning opportunities, including three full-length films, a morning with a visiting Supreme Court expert, and a final research paper.

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Boren Scholarship helps Voas study Arabic abroad

Thanks in part to a $20,000 Boren Scholarship, Erinn Voas is spending her junior year studying Arabic at the University of Jordan.

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Peacemaking After Deadly Conflict

David Zarembka will be presenting Peacemaking After Deadly Conflict at Zamora’s Market Friday, Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. He has 49 years of involvement in the Great Lakes region as he first worked in the area in 1964 when he taught Rwandan refugees in now Tanzania. Since 1998, he has been the coordinator of the African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams, a Quaker organization that promotes peacemaking activities with local groups in the region.

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Stadler wins Fulbright award to teach in Germany

Chris Stadler earned a Fulbright grant through the U.S. Department of State to serve as an English teaching assistant in Germany.

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Internships in D.C. and China inspire education reform career

Three significant internships–combined with majors in international relations, women’s studies, and politics–led Lisa Chen to a career in educational policy, beginning with teaching in one of the country’s most challenging schools.

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Mundell’s Vienna semester includes work at U.N.

Nathan Mundell spent two months in the spring semester of his junior year studying German at the Goethe Institut in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. From there, he went directly to Vienna for a semester of study and work through the Central College Vienna Program.

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Wondra awarded Fulbright for Russian studies

MOUNT VERNON – Cornell College senior Nic Wondra of Centennial, Colo. has received a Fulbright Award for 2009-2010 to study the educational system of the Republic of Georgia.

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Wondra completes State Department fellowship in Armenia

As a Cornell Fellow for the U.S. Department of State in Yerevan, Armenia, Nic Wondra experienced many aspects of diplomacy during a period of intense political turmoil and violence. Wondra calls his three-block fellowship “the most rewarding and edifying work experience I have ever had.”

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Angara pursues international relations career after semester in Geneva

Smriti Angara entered Georgetown University’s program in international conflict resolution after graduating from Cornell in 2007. She wants to address conflicts over scarce resources such as oil and fresh water, and hopes to one day do research for a think tank or other non-governmental organization in Europe. 

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