2016 Boren Fellows

Name
Institution
Academic Discipline

Language, Proposed Country
Title of Proposed Project

Khalid Abdulqaad
Webster University
International Affairs, MA

Russian, Kazakhstan
International Regional Studies

Hilary Adams
Tufts University 
International Affairs, MA

Russian, Georgia
Russian Language and Frozen Conflicts in the Caucasus

Jake Adler
The New School
Creative Writing, MFA

Bengali, India
Bengal is Blooming: The Poetics of a Divided Homeland

Eric Anderson
University of California, San Diego
International Affairs, MA

Korean, South Korea
South Korea's North Korea Policy on US interests

Lukas Anderson
George Washington University 
Area Studies, MA

Persian, Tajikistan
Persian Study and Thesis Research

Kelly Anderson
University of Maryland 
Geography, PhD

Portuguese, Mozambique
Contextualizing Drivers & Outcomes of Rural-Urban Migration

Margaret Ariotti
Pennsylvania State University 
Political Science, PhD

Wolof, Senegal
Local Governance and Regime Stability in Senegal

Amber Atteridge
Tufts University
International Affairs, MA

Arabic, Jordan
Integrated Arabic Study Plan

Kathleen (Casey)  Bahr
Georgetown University 
Area Studies, MA

Arabic, Jordan
Arabic Acquisition & Refugee Interactions

Jonathan Barsness
University of Tennessee, Knoxville 
Political Science, PhD

Arabic, Jordan
Roots of Defection in Arab Civil-Military Relations

Elisheva Bellin
Long Island University, Brooklyn 
Psychology, PhD

Hebrew, Israel
Unmasking Posttraumatic Growth: Pathogenic and Salutogenic Sequelae of Growth after Trauma

Stephanie Berger
Georgia State University 
Business, MS

Russian, Belarus
The Role of Information Systems in Belarusian Customs

Suham Borjas
University of Maryland
International Affairs, MA

Arabic, Jordan
Amman, Jordan- Qasid Arabic Institute

Alexander Borowski
American University 
International Affairs, MA

Korean, South Korea
The Dilemma of South Korea's National Security Law

Nathan Bradley
Johns Hopkins Unviersity, SAIS
International Affairs, MA

Mandarin, China
Conceptualizing Sino-U.S Relations

Brian Bumpas
Georgetown University 
Area Studies, MA

Mandarin, China
Nationalism and the Chinese Space Program

Christian Burstall
Johns Hopkins University, SAIS
International Affairs, MA

Mandarin, China
Advanced Mandarin and Economic Security Studies

Christopher Carson
George Washington University 
International Affairs, MA

Russian, Kyrgyzstan
Economic Policy and Trade Relations in Kyrgyzstan

Leo Carter
University of Texas
International Affairs, MA

Mandarin, China
Chinese Language and the Environment and Security Nexus

Jeanne Choi
Johns Hopkins University, SAIS 
International Affairs, PhD

Japanese, Japan
A Plan for a Career to Promote Energy Security in East Asia

Michael Corcoran
Columbia University 
International Affairs, MA

Mandarin, China
Mandarin Study and Understanding Chinese-African Relations

Bradford Coyle
University of Illinois 
Economics, MS

Korean, South Korea
Intensive Korean Language and Culture Program

Adam Craig
Drexel University 
Engineering, PhD

Hebrew, Israel
Research at Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Taylor Cullinan
New York University
International Affairs, MA

South Korea, Korean
Korean Language Study and Thesis Research

Hannah Dannenfeldt
George Washington University
International Affairs, MA

Swahili, Tanzania
African Flagship Languages Initiative: Swahili

Katherine Delavan
Johns Hopkins University, SAIS 
International Development, MA

Serbian, Serbia
Serbian Intensive Language & Cultural Immersion

Kaia DeMatteo
University of Massachusetts, Boston 
Social Sciences, PhD

Swahili, Tanzania
Advanced Swahili Study and Community Engagement in Tanzania

Benjamen, DoVale
Johns Hopkins University, SAIS
International Development, MA

Swahili, Tanzania
African Flagship Languages Initiative: Swahili

Mark Duerksen
Harvard University 
Area Studies, PhD

Yoruba, Benin
Mapping Routes to Urban Accommodation and Security in Cotonou

Nicole Easley
Hood College
Biology, MS

Brazil, Portuguese
Portuguese Language Study and Mosquito-borne Flavivirus Research in Brazil

John Ellington
Georgetown University 
International Affairs, PhD

Persian, Tajikistan
Persian Language Study in Dushanbe

Alexander Erdmann
Ohio State University 
Linguistics, PhD

Arabic, United Arab Emirates
Processing Arabic: Generating Intelligent Representations of Messy Data

Christian Flores
Johns Hopkins University, SAIS 
International Affairs, MA

Mandarin, China
Hopkins-Nanjing Center Study

Meghan Gable
George Washington University 
International Development, MA

Hindi, India
Indian Climate Change Response and Domestic Reform

Amy Garcia
Texas A&M University 
International Affairs, MA

Mandarin, China
Mandarin Language, Cultural Immersion, and HSK Preparation

Allison Goforth
Brandeis University 
International Development, MA

Swahili, Tanzania
Addressing Human Trafficking in Tanzania

Erin Greenwalt
American University 
International Affairs, MA

Swahili, Tanzania
Women Preventing Violent Extremism in Africa

Melodie Ha
Georgetown University
International Affairs, MA

Mandarin, China
Mandarin Intensive Language Study and Cultural Immersion

Ryan Hammond
University of Notre Dame 
Philosophy, PhD

Hindi, India
Living Without "Desire": Indian Philosophical Approaches

Sara Hedlund
University of Denver 
International Affairs, MA

Bosnian, Bosnia Herzegovina
Finding a Way Forward?: Social Distance in Post-War Bosnia

Ariel Hermitt
Carnegie Mellon University 
Public Administration, MS

Portuguese, Mozambique
Portuguese Language and Mozambican Culture Immersion

Melissa Honey
George Washington University 
International Affairs, MA

Arabic, Jordan
Intensive Arabic Language towards Greater Security

Justine Jacob
New York University 
Public Administration, MA

Arabic, Jordan
Intensive Arabic Study & Livelihoods for Refugees in Camps

Mpaza Kapembwa
Georgia Institute of Technology 
International Affairs, MS

Mandarin, China
Language Study and Guided Research at ACC

Shaki Kar
Georgetown University
International Affairs, MA

Hindi, India
South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative

Miriam Keep
University of Illinois 
Urban Planning, MA

Arabic, Morocco
Arabic Study and Urban Development Research in Morocco

Brian Kim
University of Hawaii, Manoa 
Languages, MA

Korean, South Korea
Nationalism of North Korean Defectors

Christine Kim
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Public Health, PhD

Swahili, Uganda
Quality Improvement for Community-based Family Planning

Janice Kim
University of Pennsylvania 
International Development, MS

Korean, South Korea
Building Peace on the Korean Peninsula

David King
Johns Hopkins University SAIS
International Affairs, MA

China, Mandrain
Hopkins-Nanjing Center

Lambrini Kolios
Johns Hopkins University, SAIS 
International Affairs, MA

Portuguese, Brazil
Portuguese Language Study and Cultural Immersion in Brazil

Katie Larson
Indiana University 
Public Administration, MA

Arabic, Jordan
The Impact of Water Policy on Income Mobility in Jordan

Emily Legutko
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York 
Criminal Justice, MA

Portuguese, Brazil
Portuguese and U.S.-Brazil Bilateral Relations

Samuel Lind
University of California, San Diego 
Mathematics, PhD

Portuguese, Brazil
Intensive Mathematics and Portuguese in Rio de Janeiro

Kyle Long
Columbia University 
Education, PhD

Arabic, United Arab Emirates
The Public Diplomacy Role of American Universities Abroad

Tara MacKinnon
Syracuse University 
International Affairs, MA

Portuguese, Brazil
Portuguese Proficiency & Perspective on Economic Development

Jeffrey Marhall
Syracuse University
Communications and Journalism, MA

Urdu, India
Intensive Urdu Language Study

Chelsea Matson
University of Minnesotta, Twin Cities
International Affairs, MA

Arabic, Isreal
Language Immersion and Internship in Israel

Matthew Matsuyama
University of California, San Diego 
International Affairs, MA

Japanese, Japan
Advanced Japanese Language Study at Hitotubashi University

Kelly McEtchin
San Diego State University 
International Affairs, MS

Bahasa Indonesian, Indonesia
The Significance of Studying Abroad in Indonesia

Charles McGrath
San Diego State University 
International Affairs, MS

Russian, Kazakhstan
Intensive Language Study

Brooke McManigal
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
Public Administration, MA

Arabic, Morocco
Intensive Arabic Langauge Study in Morocco

Angel Mills
University of Pennsylvania 
Education, MS

Portuguese, Brazil
Language Study and Internship

Ruth Moon
University of Washington 
Communications and Journalism, PhD

Rwanda, Rwanda
Journalism for Democracy in Rwanda

Sarah Moore
Georgetown University
Area Studies, MA 

Mandarin, China
Mandarin Study and Research on Innovation in China

Natalie Muganda
Texas A&M University 
Public Administration, MS

Swahili, Tanzania
Advanced Swahili Immersion Program in Tanzania

Laura Mulvey
Tufts University
International Affairs, MA

Bahasa Indonesian, Indonesia
Indonesian Environmental & Climate Security

Jordan Napier
Northern Kentucky University
Computer and Info Sciences, MS

Poland, Polish
Security and Society

Carey Neill
University of Denver 
International Affairs, PhD

Russian, Latvia
Advanced Russian Immersion and Doctoral Research

Gabriella Neusner
American University 
International Affairs, MA

Bahasa Indonesian, Indonesia
Deforestation and Forest Governance in Indonesia

Noella Niati
University of South Carolina 
Education, PhD

French, Senegal
Girls' Education in Senegal

Sabrina Papazian
Stanford University 
Anthropology, PhD

Armenian,
Armenia Analyzing Armenian Heritage as a Tool of Diplomacy

Brian Papke
Georgetown University 
International Affairs, MA

Arabic, Jordan
An Investment in Understanding

Diana Partridge
University of Maryland College Park
Political Science, PhD

Morocco, Arabic
The Role of Moroccan Labor in Civil Unrest

Drew Pederson
University of Denver 
International Affairs, MA

Arabic, Morocco Democratization in the Maghreb: Why Morocco Wasn't Tunisia

Nicholas Pehlman
City University of New York 
Political Science, PhD

Russian, Ukraine
Democratic Police Reform in Ukraine and Georgia

Amanda Pentecost
Drexel University 
Engineering, PhD

Korean, South Korea
Understanding Nanoparticle-Immune System Interactions

David Peyton
Northwestern University 
Political Science, PhD

Rwanda, Rwanda
Urban Security Dynamics in Africa’s Great Lakes Region

Maya Ramaswamy
University of Iowa 
Public Health, PhD

Tamil, India
Preserving the Indian Agricultural Workforce

Amanda Rauh
George Mason University 
International Affairs, MS

Arabic, Jordan
One Year at Qasid Arabic Institute & Generations for Peace

Clinton Reiswig
Arizona State University 
Public Administration, MS

Arabic, Jordan
Arabic Language and Refugee Security Policy Analysis

Giovanni Ricci
University of Chicago
Anthropology, PhD

Czech, Czech Republic
Engineering Contemporary Politics: tech work and the PPCZ

Monica Ruiz
Tufts University 
International Affairs, MA

Russian, Estonia
A Blend of 21st Century Warfare: Hybrid Approaches in Estonia

Nathaniel Samuelson
University of Michigan 
Area Studies, MA

Tagalog, Philippines Capacity Building for the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Phoebe Shelor
University of Illinois 
Languages, MA

French, Senegal
Intensive French and Wolof Language Study

Joseph Shepard
Indiana University 
Area Studies, MA

Kyrgyz, Kyrgyzstan
Democracy in Kyrgyzstan: Understanding Corruption

Mariah Shuler
Texas A&M University
International Affairs, MA

Arabic, Oman
Geospatial Arabic in Oman

Courtney Silver
University of Colorado at Boulder 
Languages, MA

Russian, Kazakhstan
Russian Language Study in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Latasha Solomon
George Mason University 
Area Studies, MA

Arabic, Jordan
Qasid Training and Center for Strategic Studies Internship

Joseph Suszczynski
Ohio Northern University 
Law, JD

Albanian, Kosovo
Border Security in Kosovo and the Balkans

Marjorie Tanner
John Hopkins University, SAIS
International Affairs, MA

Mandarin, China
MAIS at The Johns Hopkins Nanjing Center

Adriel Taslim
University of California, San Diego 
International Affairs, MA

Thai, Thailand
Language and Culture: Enhancing International Dialogue

Julia Tenyotkin
Monterey Institute of International Studies 
International Affairs, MA

Mandarin, China Understanding the Nuances of the South China Sea Dispute

Colin Thompson
Tufts University
International Affairs, MA

Korean, South Korea
Korean Study Plan at Sogang University

Anastasia Tkach
Columbia University
Area Studies, MA

Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bosnian
Bosnian Language Study, Democracy and Protest in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Zachary Uram
University of Pittsburgh 
Law, JD

Portuguese, Brazil
Bilateral Trade Relations with Brazil

Tahina Vatel
American University 
International Affairs, MA

Haitian, Haiti
Integrating U.S. Foreign Assistance Projects in Haiti

Kelly Vorndran
George Washington University 
Area Studies, MA

Mandarin, Taiwan
Intensive Mandarin Language Study in Strategic Taiwan

Ian Wallace
Tufts University 
International Affairs, MA

Mandarin, China
Monitoring Chinese Economic Leadership: Intensive Mandarin Language Study and Culture Immersion In China

Patricia Weng
University of California, San Diego 
International Affairs, MA

Korean, South Korea
Advanced Korean at Hanyang & Demographic Crisis Research

Chandra Whalen
City University of New York—Lehman College
Political Science, MA

Oman, Arabic
Intensive Study of Advanced Arabic and Law Internship

Christine Wright
University of Missouri, Columbia
Education, PhD

Arabic, Morocco
Education NGOs, Youth Development and Democratic Outcomes

Caroline Yarber
Johns Hopkins University, SAIS 
International Affairs, MA

Mandarin, China
International Studies in Mandarin at Hopkins Nanjing Center

Sean Yu
Georgetown University 
International Affairs, MA

Mandarin, China
Sean Yu Boren Fellowship- IUP Academic Year Program

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