The Julian R. Friedman Award for Internationalism 2017: 
Frederick Cieri III

 Frederick Cieri 2017


This year’s recipient is Frederick “Rick” Cierii III. Rick is currently completing an academic year abroad in Brazil funded by the US National Security Education Program’s Boren Undergraduate Scholarship to study Portuguese.  He previously studied abroad in Strasbourg, France (Spring 2015) and Madrid, Spain (Summer 2015). He is combining his major in International Relations with a major in Modern Foreign Languages for which he has completed advanced language study in French, Spanish, and Italian.  Rick’s geographic region concentration is Europe and his topic concentration is International Law and Organizations. His IR Distinction thesis titled “Taking the ‘Burden’ Out of Burden-Sharing: Shifting European Discourse in International Law on Refugees” uses the Constructivist research method of discourse analysis to examine the language used by European leaders and policymakers in public statements to present and justify their refugee policies.