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Boren Fellow celebrates Nowruz in Tajikistan
Apr 21, 2014

Ibraam Nashed, a 2013 Boren Fellow currently in Tajikistan, was interviewed in Persian by BBC News as part of a story on celebrations for Nowruz, the Persian New Year. The news story shows Ibraam and students from American Councils participating in traditional Nowruz customs with Ibraam’s interview at 1.57 in the video. Ibraam is a current M.A. candidate studying International Affairs at American University
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Historical Research and Language in Russia
Apr 17, 2014

Tony Demchak, a Ph.D. candidate from Kansas State University, is currently studying Russian at Herzen State Pedagogical University in Saint Petersburg and conducting research on the use of foreign technology in the Russian Navy from 1905-1940. In an interview by Chase Stoudenmire, Tony shares his opinion on how international exchange programs benefit national security needs.  He concludes that “if policymakers are to make informed ...
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Post-War Challenges in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Apr 16, 2014

Jessica Kuntz, an MPA student at the University of Pittsburgh, is currently in Bosnia and Herzegovina on a Boren Fellowship. While in country, Jessica’s primary focus has been learning Bosnian, which she started studying when she was a Fulbright recipient in Zagreb. In addition to enhancing her language, Jessica has interned with the local United Nations Development Programme office, gaining valuable insight into the post-war chall...
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Fellowship Leads to Fluency
Apr 11, 2014

Ryan Donaghy, a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Los Angeles and former Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, received a Boren Fellowship to Turkey.  Ryan’s primary goal has been to achieve fluency in Turkish and, according to Ryan, “As a result of the Boren Fellowship, I can confidently say that I have reached full professional proficiency in Turkish; I can read the newspaper, I can watch TV and listen to the radi...
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Fellow Advances in Farsi, Russian, and Tajik
Apr 8, 2014

Tye Sundlee, a 2013 Boren Fellow and current MBA student at Georgetown University, is studying Farsi and Tajik in Dushanbe, Tajikistan while also researching issues related to small businesses in Central Asia.  During the fall, he volunteered at FINCA, a leading international microfinance organization. In an interview by Chase Stoudenmire, Tye shares that “Relationships, language skills, and cultural awareness are undoubtedly my ...
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