The Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations and its partner, the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), announce the selection of thirty fellows for Summer 2014.  The Fellowship provides graduate students at APSIA member schools the opportunity to spend a summer working on international relations related issues in the US government Executive Branch or the Congress.

View the list of 2014 fellows and placement offices

Established in 1977 in memory of Harold Rosenthal, a Congressional staffer and victim of international terrorism while on official duty, there have been 227 Fellows to date.  Since the inception of the Rosenthal Fellowship, many Rosenthal Fellows have also participated as EVP Fellows in The European Union Visitors Program (EVP).

In a joint statement, Carmen Mezzera, Executive Director of APSIA, and Rick Gilmore, Chairman of the Rosenthal Fellowship, said, “The program’s success depends first and foremost on the outstanding caliber of our fellows, the extraordinary support we receive from host offices in the Congress and Executive Branch, APSIA member school support, and the generous contributions and support of our Board, donor institutions, and longstanding friends of the program. The Fellowship is living proof that terrorism cannot overwhelm the human spirit.  We’re a program whose purpose is to provide exceptional students with unique government experience. They are our future leaders in new approaches to problem solving in international relations.”  The program is particularly pleased to continue its collaboration with the Robertson Foundation for Government and welcomes its support of four Fellowships. We also take great pride in the Alumni Advisory Council and the Rosenthal Roundtables where recognized experts and practitioners in international relations address Rosenthal and Robertson fellows and alumni.

This year’s Fellows represent 16 APSIA schools and will intern at the Departments of Defense, Labor, State, Treasury, USDA, and in committees and individual offices of Members of Congress.

Run in association with APSIA, the Rosenthal Fellowship receives support from a number of individual donors as well as the Robertson Foundation for Government, the Rotary Foundation and, previously, from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.  Fellows are current graduate students in international affairs nominated by their schools and are both US citizens and foreign nationals.  Former Senator and Vice President, Fritz Mondale, serves as honorary chairman of the Fellowship.

2014 Rosenthal Fellows and Host Offices

Benjamin Briese (University of Denver), U.S. House of Representatives, Office of Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA)

Frank Broomell (Harvard University), APSA/SEA/South Asia Directorate

Clarke Burns (Georgetown University), APSA.AOC/Pakistan/Directorate

Emily Cole (Tufts University), US House of Representatives, Ways and Means Committee

Sean Patrick Comber (Syracuse University), Department of State, Embassy of the United States in Manila, Philippines

Lara Danielle Crouch (Georgetown University), Department of Defense, Strategy, Plans and Force Development

Sam duPont (Princeton University), Office of the US Trade Representative and Rotary-Rosenthal Fellow

Owen Fletcher (Johns Hopkins University), US Department of Defense, Office of Secretary of Defense, China Desk/ APSA/East Asia

Barak Gatenyo (Sciences Po), US House of Representatives, Office of Ami Bera (D-CA)

Tschuna Gibson (American University), US Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Alexandra Hackbarth (Syracuse University), US Department of Defense/Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict

Mark Hoover (Tufts University), US Department of State, Embassy of the United States, Burkina Faso

Brianna January (University of Maryland), US Department of Labor

Joyce Kang (University of California-San Diego), US Department of Labor

Kendrick Kuo (Johns Hopkins University), US Department of Treasury, Office of International Monetary and Financial Policy

Erica Lally (Johns Hopkins University), US Department of State/The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs’ Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan

Rachel Mann (American University), US Department of State,The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

Arthur Paul Massaro III (University of Maryland), US Department of State,The Bureau of Intelligence and Research

Jamie Morgan (Princeton University), US Department of Defense

Rebeca Orrie (Texas A&M), Department of Defense/ Mideast Partnership Program

Kaitlin Oujo (Columbia University), US Department of Defense, International Security Affairs/Middle East 

Sarah Park (Columbia University), US Department of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Andrew Reighart (University of Maryland), US Department of State/Bureau of Energy Resources

Dan Rothstein (University of California-San Diego), US Southern Command, Miami

Jennifer Rowland (Harvard University), US Department of Defense, International Security Affairs, Africa

Jenny Russell (Texas A&M), US Department of State, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs

Amanda Van Dort (University of Michigan), US Department of State, Embassy of the United States, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Diana Won (University of Michigan), US Department of State, Embassy of the United States, Lima, Peru

Satomi Yanagidani (Yale University), Office of Sen. Levin and Office of Cong. Jim McDermott

Olivia Zetter (Harvard University), US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor