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Four Maxwell Students Named 2021 Boren Fellows

July 9, 2021


Boren Fellows 2021Four students in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs have been named as recipients of the 2021 Boren Fellowship.

The fellowship, sponsored by the National Security Education Program, funds immersive foreign language study abroad experiences for graduate students who plan to work in the federal national security arena. Through their experiences, the fellows develop critical foreign language and international skills that are important for their chosen careers. All of Syracuse University’s applications to the Boren Fellowship program were funded this year.

The recipients are:

  • Courtney Blankenship, a first-year master’s degree student in international relations (Peace, Security and Conflict track) also pursuing certificates of advanced study in security studies and Middle Eastern affairs, studying Tarifit in Morocco
  • Roger Onofre, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in international relations, studying Arabic in Jordan
  • Ivy Raines, a Ph.D. student in political science, studying Persian in Tajikistan; and
  • Kelli Sunabe, a graduate student pursuing master’s degree in public administration and international relations, studying Mandarin Chinese in Taipei, Taiwan.

Read the full story via the SU News website.

Published in the Winter 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

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