The G. Matthew Bonham Scholar of the Year Award 2016:
This year’s recipient is Tianshu Chen, who ranks as the top student academically of our 140-member
major graduating class and exhibits intellectual curiosity in every undertaking.
He has combined his major in International Relations with a major in Economics
and a minor in Political Science. His geographic area of concentration is Asia,
and his topic concentration is International Security & Diplomacy. Tianshu studied abroad at our SU Center in London
in Spring 2014, and he is participating in the inaugural class of Distinction
Scholars in International Relations. His
capstone research project titled “Dictators
Make a Difference: Antinuclear Movements in East Asia” compares social
movement activism in Japan and South Korea post-Fukushima. He has been accepted for Fall admission to
the PhD program in political science at Duke University.