The Julian R. Friedman Award for Internationalism 2012:
Jonathan Chukwuemeka Nwosu
This year’s recipient has combined a major in International Relations with a minor in Geography. He has completed a topic concentration in International Security and Diplomacy and a geographic area of concentration in the Middle East. He has studied beginning Italian and Turkish and intermediate Arabic, and he studied abroad at both the SU Center in Florence, Italy, and at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul, Turkey, where he interned at the Turkish Coalition of America. He has been an active member of the SU community, participating in the African Student Union, serving as treasurer of the Phi Sigma Pi honors fraternity, and volunteering at the Hillside Center and with the “Say ‘Yes’ to Education program. He is a Ronald McNair Scholar, a Winston-Fisher Seminar Scholar, and a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow. His research project for the Renee Crown University Honors program examines Turkey’s emergence as a regional power and a US strategic partner. He has won a Fulbright fellowship to study in Korea. Finally, he was recently honored with a Chancellor’s Citation for Public Engagement and Scholarship.