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Boren Awards Award Announcements will be made in May
Mar 25, 2009

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the tremendous response to the recent competition for the National Security Education Program David L. Boren Fellowships and Scholarships.  This year, there were 499 applications for the Boren Fellowships and 896 applications for the Boren Scholarships. Both programs saw applications increase nearly 30 percent compared to last year’s figures.  All Boren a...
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Human Trafficking in Thailand
Mar 12, 2009

American University's Office of Merit Awards published this article about Jennryn Wetzler, a 2007 Boren Fellow.  While serving in the Peace Corps in Niger, Jennryn Wetzler '08 watched as a local friend was forced into prostitution by her family. This experience made human-trafficking a focal point for her activism, graduate studies, and future career.  "I felt helpless in that situation," she recalls, "and studying global migra...
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