The G. Matthew Bonham Scholar of the Year Award 2012:
Robert Douglas Solonick
This year’s recipient of the Bonham Scholar of the Year Award has combined his major in International Relations with a major in Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture and as well as a minor in History. His geographic area of concentration is Latin America & the Caribbean, and his topic concentration is International Security & Diplomacy. He studied abroad through our SU center at the Universidad de Santiago, Chile, and at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Rob has contributed to our campus community as a member of student finance board, a treasurer for the Syracuse University Volunteer Organization, and a representative and cabinet member in our student government association. He has been a research assistant for Professor Gladys McCormick in the History Department and for Dr. Corinne Zoli in SU’s Institute for National Security & Counter-Terrorism. His own research project for the Renee Crown University Honors program is a comparative study of the political violence of “dirty war” in Chile, Argentina, and Chechnya. He will be attending Cambridge University in the fall for a master’s degree in international affairs.