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