2018 Boren Fellows

Name Institution Field of Study Country Language Project Title
Maria Adamowsky Tufts University International Affairs Japan Japanese Advanced Japanese Language
Sarah Alam The New School International Affairs India Bengali Mastering Bengali
Jacqueline Allee Salve Regina University International Affairs Oman Arabic Center for International Learning Year Abroad in Oman
Daniel Alles Johns Hopkins University International Affairs Jordan Arabic Arabic Language Study and Internship in Jordan
Bryce Aspelund Georgetown University International Affairs Belarus Russian Russian Study and Regional Analysis in Belarus
Wiam Ayachi Texas A&M University, College Station International Affairs Jordan Arabic Women's Empowerment and National Security
Lauren Baker University of Chicago International Affairs Mozambique Portuguese AFLI Portuguese Study in Mozambique
Carter Banker Tufts University International Affairs Indonesia Indonesian Indonesian Flagship Language Initiative
Jason Bartlett Georgetown University Area Studies South Korea Korean The Role of Substitutive Identity in Refugee Resettlement and its Impacts on North Korean Children Residing in Seoul
Sara Baumann University of Pittsburgh Public Health Nepal Nepalese Public Health is Vital to Maintaining Stability and Peace in Nepal
Katherine Beiter Columbia University International Affairs Jordan Arabic Arabic Study and Civil Society Engagement in Amman
Lauren Billet University of North Georgia International Affairs Jordan Arabic Immersive Language and Culture Study in Jordan
Darius Bittle-Dockery University of Pittsburgh Anthropology Jordan Arabic Refugee Chronicity in Informal Jordanian Networks of Care
Boryana Borisova Indiana University, Bloomington Computer and Info Sciences Kazakhstan Russian Engaging Kazakhstan through University and Community
Paul Bork Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies International Affairs China Mandarin Johns Hopkins-Nanjing Center Master's Program
Jordan Brasher University of Tennessee, Knoxville Geography Brazil Portuguese From South of the Mason-Dixon Line to South of the Equator: The Politics of Memory and the Ontological Security of the State
Bryce Bray Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Environmental Studies Mozambique Portuguese Long-term Security via Stable Communities
Jodi Brignola Georgetown University International Affairs Jordan Arabic Advanced Arabic Study and Counterterrorism Research
Geoffrey Brown Georgia Institute of Technology International Affairs India Hindi SAFLI Hindi Study in India
Caitlin Browne George Washington University International Affairs Tanzania Swahili The U.S. Pivot to East Africa: Strengthening Political and Economic Partnerships in Tanzania
Sally Bucey New York University Public Administration Jordan Arabic Foreign Emergency Response as a Counterterrorism Measure
David Buchanan American University International Affairs Mozambique Portuguese AFLI Portuguese Study in Mozambique
Megan Burnham Indiana University, Bloomington Area Studies Estonia Russian Russian Language Study and Media Research in Narva
Marielle Butters University of Colorado, Boulder Linguistics Indonesia Indonesian Indonesian Flagship Language Initiative
Kathryn Butterworth University of Massachusetts, Boston International Affairs Georgia Georgian Georgian Language Study and Internship
Flora Campbell Georgetown University International Affairs Jordan Arabic Intensive Arabic Study in Jordan
Erica Carlson George Washington University Public Administration South Korea Korean Korean Language and Culture Study at Sogang University, Seoul
Jessica Casimir University of Florida Social Sciences South Africa Zulu The Proliferation of Chronic Disease through the Social Burden of HIV/AIDS: An Examination of Chronically-Diseased Caregivers in South Africa
Naomi Chang University of Colorado, Boulder Engineering Tanzania Swahili AFLI Swahili Study in Tanzania
Irene Cheng Clemson University Biology China Mandarin China and the United States: Healthcare Crisis
Edward Cho Hawaii Pacific University International Affairs Belarus Russian The Importance of Russia and Russian Language Study in Belarus
Elizabeth Christenson University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Public Health Jordan Arabic Community-Based Solutions for Public Health in the Middle East
Keita DeCarlo Princeton University Environmental Studies Senegal French Applied Agroforestry in Senegal to Combat Rural Poverty
Alexander Decina Georgetown University International Affairs Jordan Arabic Enhancing U.S.-Jordanian Cooperation on Cross-Border Assistance into Syria
Christopher Di Trolio University of Chicago International Affairs Brazil Portuguese Brazil: Strategy, Security, and Stability
James Do Tufts University International Affairs South Korea Korean Intensive Korean Language Study
Ryan Doud Rowan University Communications and Journalism India Urdu SAFLI Urdu Study in India
Paul Eigenberger University of Colorado, Denver Medical Sciences Argentina Spanish Expanding Access to Culturally Competent Bilingual Mental Health Care in the U.S. Correctional Care System
Heidi Foon Pennsylvania State University International Affairs Senegal Wolof AFLI Wolof Study in Senegal
Tristan Ford Johns Hopkins University Engineering Brazil Portuguese Portuguese and Preventing Mosquito-Borne Diseases in Brazil
Samuel Frost Georgetown University Area Studies Taiwan Mandarin Intensive Language Study in Taipei
Patrick Galt Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies International Affairs Ukraine Russian Ukrainian Energy and the Future of European Energy Security
Siobhan Gibbons Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Environmental Studies Japan Japanese Mastering Japanese
Ryan Gibson American University International Affairs Bosnia & Herzegovina Bosnian Looming Instability in Post-Conflict Bosnia
Patrick Goodridge Stanford University Area Studies Kazakhstan Russian Intensive Russian Study
Kara Griffin Southern Methodist University Anthropology Japan Japanese Intensive Language Study and Public Safety Research in Japan
Elise Guarna Columbia University International Affairs Oman Arabic Language and Cultural Immersion in Muscat
Nathan Gwira Georgetown University International Affairs China Mandarin Johns Hopkins-Nanjing Center Master's Program
Alisa Hartsell Texas State University, San Marcos Geography China Mandarin Intensive Language Study in Shanghai
Emma Heidorn University of Chicago Social Work Jordan Arabic Intensive Arabic and Refugee Assistance in Jordan
Alicia Hernandez Tufts University International Affairs Jordan Arabic Intensive Arabic Study in Jordan
Victoria Holden University of California, San Diego International Affairs Senegal French AFLI French Study in Senegal
Nahima Hoque State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center Public Health Jordan Arabic Arabic Language Study and Internship in Jordan
Alicia Houser University of Pittsburgh International Affairs Tanzania Swahili AFLI Swahili Study in Tanzania
Mary Ivancic George Washington University International Affairs Jordan Arabic Jordanian Dialect and Modern Standard Arabic Study with Local Internship
Michael Johnson Fordham University Economics Mozambique Portuguese AFLI Portuguese Study in Mozambique
James Kane University of Denver International Affairs Indonesia Indonesian Indonesian Flagship Language Initiative
Benjamin Kantner University of Washington International Affairs Brazil Portuguese Infrastructure Development Conflict Resolution on the Tapajós River
Erin Kelly American University International Affairs Kazakhstan Russian Central Asian Peace Building and Russian Language in Kazakhstan
Ingrid Korsgard American University International Development Ukraine Russian Economic Diplomacy and National Defense in Ukraine
Sarah LaMorey Brandeis University International Development Tanzania Swahili AFLI Swahili Study in Tanzania
Marylin Longley   Political Science India Hindi SAFLI Hindi Study in India
Carly LoVullo George Washington University Public Health Tanzania Swahili Swahili Study and Understanding Community-Based Disease Surveillance
David Ly American University International Affairs Japan Japanese Understanding the Importance of the U.S.-Japan Strategic Alliance to U.S. National Security
Jessica Mahlbacher The Graduate Center, The City University of New York Political Science China Cantonese Grassroots Mobilization and International Linkages in Hong Kong: Cantonese Study and Research
Devyani Mehta American University International Affairs India Urdu SAFLI Urdu Study in India
Sedrick Miles Tulane University Area Studies Brazil Portuguese Brazilian Portuguese for Transnational Engagement
Kiran Misra University of Chicago Public Administration India Hindi Combating Domestic Terror Threats in South Asia
Marko Mocevic University of Denver International Affairs Serbia Serbian At a Crossroads: Serbia and the Western Balkans between the West and Russia
Austin Mudd University of California, Berkeley Biology Japan Japanese Japanese Language and Cultural Study and Frog Research in Okinawa
Ohvia Muraleetharan Yale University Public Health Tanzania Swahili Immersive Swahili and Health Security Internship with Project Shikamana Research Team: Improving HIV Outcomes Among Female Sex Workers in Iringa, Tanzania
Robyn Murray Fordham University Social Sciences China Mandarin The Idea of the Nation in Contemporary China: A Study of Popular Culture
Emily O'Connell Georgia State University Biology Israel Arabic Public Health Studies in Global Health Leadership and Administration
Dylan O'Donoghue Drexel University Law Taiwan Mandarin Understanding the Implementation of Taiwan's Human Trafficking Regulations
Christopher Orr Florida State University Anthropology Algeria Arabic Algerian Arabic Language Study and Music Research
Emily Pingel Emory University Sociology Brazil Portuguese Community Health Workers and Neighborhood Chronic Disease Prevention Efforts in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Lindsey Posmanick University of Denver International Affairs South Korea Korean South Korea: New Front In U.S. Counter-Trafficking in Persons Policy
Taylor Redick Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies International Affairs Mozambique Portuguese AFLI Portuguese Study in Mozambique
Natalie Reyes University of Arizona Education India Hindi SAFLI Hindi Study in India
Katie Rosser American University International Development Oman Arabic Food Security in Oman: A Key Ingredient in Stability
Rachael Rothstein-Safra University of Central Florida History China Mandarin Intensive Chinese Language Study at Tsinghua University
Rosalie Rubio George Washington University Political Science Jordan Arabic The Domestic Politics of Counterterrorism Policy in Jordan
Brennan Ryan George Washington University International Affairs Jordan Arabic Intensive Arabic Study in Jordan
Fatima Salman Georgetown University International Affairs India Urdu SAFLI Urdu Study in India
Maira Seeley Princeton University International Affairs Oman Arabic Arabic Language Study and Research on Nabati Poetry as Social Commentary in Oman
Grayson Shor George Washington University International Affairs China Mandarin Intensive Mandarin Language Study and Cultural Immersion in China
Tovah Siegel George Mason University Environmental Studies Brazil Portuguese Forest Fragmentation in the Brazilian Amazon
Jared Skidmore Texas A&M University, College Station International Affairs Georgia Russian Russian Language and Internship in Tbilisi, Georgia
Andrew Sobotka Georgetown University International Affairs Poland Polish The View from Warsaw
Ashira Solomon California State University, Chico Public Administration Israel Hebrew Intensive Hebrew and Cultural Immersion
Waleska Solorzano George Mason University Philosophy Indonesia Indonesian Indonesian Flagship Language Initiative
Christian Spivey Carnegie Mellon University Public Administration Mozambique Portuguese AFLI Portuguese Study in Mozambique
Sonia Su Georgetown University Area Studies Taiwan Mandarin Investigating the Taiwanese Media Landscape
Jonathan Sullivan University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Environmental Studies Tanzania Swahili Food Security and Agricultural Investment in Tanzania
William Thornberry Yale University International Affairs Tajikistan Persian Persian Language Study
Pablo Tutillo University of Washington Area Studies Morocco Arabic From Refugees to Activists: Gay Rights in the Middle East
Mark Tyson Indiana University, Bloomington Area Studies Georgia Chechen Chechen Study in Georgia
Margarita Valkovskaya Baruch College, The City University of New York International Affairs Tajikistan Persian Security in Central Asia
Michael Verrier San Diego State University Political Science Indonesia Indonesian Indonesian Flagship Language Initiative
Molly Wise Texas A&M University, College Station International Affairs Kyrgyzstan Russian The Future of U.S.-Russian Arms Control
Shane Woods Duke University Theology and Religious Studies Jordan Arabic Migration and Global Health: Issues of National Security
Suzanna Zambrano California State University, San Bernardino Political Science Jordan Arabic Intensive Arabic Study in Jordan

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