Rosenthal Fellowship Announces 2012 Fellowship Class
May 11, 2012 News
The Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations and its partner, the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), announce the selection of twenty-three fellows for Summer 2012, our largest group to date. 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.
Established in 1977 in memory of Harold Rosenthal, a Congressional staffer and victim of international terrorism while on official duty, the Program has hosted 181 Fellows to date. The European Union Visitors Program (EVP) previously sponsored and now selects a minimum of one Rosenthal Fellow every year as an EVP Fellow since the inception of the program.
In a joint statement, Leigh Morris Sloane and Rick Gilmore said, “the program’s success depends on our sponsors from Congress and Executive Branch agencies, the high caliber of our fellows, APSIA member school support, and the generous contributions of our loyal donors. The Fellowship is living proof that terrorism cannot overwhelm the human spirit. We’re a program whose purpose is to provide exceptional students with uniquegovernment experience. They are our future leaders in the advance of peace.” The program is particularly pleased to announce its new collaboration with the Robertson Foundation for Government which supports two Fellowships. We also take great pride in announcing the establishment of 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 13 APSIA schools and will intern at the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, State, Homeland Security, Treasury, the US Trade Representative’s Office, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and in the 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 bothUScitizens and foreign nationals. Former Senator and Vice President, Fritz Mondale, serves as honorary chairman of the Fellowship.
2012 Rosenthal Fellows and Host Offices
Laura Alexander, Department of State, Bureau of International Law & Narcotics
Laura is a student of public administration and international relations at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University where she is a Robertson Fellow. Her interests include: foreign policy, conflict resolution, democratization, and human rights. Laura earned a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications from the University of Florida in 2005.
Grace Carroll, Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs-Europe & NATO
Grace is earning an M.A. in security policy studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Prior to graduate school, Grace worked at the Atlantic Council and the U.S.-China Policy Foundation. She graduated from the University of Washington in 2007 with a dual degree in political science and international studies.
Alexander Ely, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict, Front Office
Alex is a master’s candidate in Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, focusing on International Negotiation & Conflict Resolution, and International Security Studies. He graduated from the Collegeof William & Mary in 2009 with a B.A. in Government.
Ashley M. Faddis, Defense Intelligence Agency
Ashley is pursuing her master’s degree in International Affairs at the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University. Focusing on National Security, Ashley hopes to pursue a career in intelligence and defense policy. She graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University in August 2010 with a B.A. in International Studies and French.
Rebecca Farmer, Department of Defense
Rebecca is a student in Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service program, concentrating in International Relations and Security with a certificate in Arab Studies. Prior to attending Georgetown, Rebecca worked at Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division, and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. She received her B.A. in International Relations and French fromCarleton College.
Jane Farrington, Office of the United States Trade Representative
Jane, the 2012 Rotary Rosenthal Fellow, is earning a joint M.P.A. and J.D. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and Stanford Law School, respectively. Prior to graduate school, Jane studied journalism as a Rotary Scholar in Morocco, and interned at the U.S. Embassy Rabat. Jane graduated from Emory University in 2007 with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, and minors in Arabic and French.
Leah Greenberg, Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict, Stability Operations
Leah, one of two 2012 Robertson Rosenthal Fellows, is an M.A. candidate specializing in security studies and public policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Before beginning her graduate studies, she worked as a public affairs specialist at the U.S. Department of State, a staff assistant for Congressman Tom Perriello, and a policy associate at Humanity United, a grant-making organization.
Karen Hirko, Department of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
Karen is a Master’s candidate in international relations and international economics at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), with a focus on energy, resources, and the environment. Karen received her bachelor’s degree, with a concentration in finance and information management systems, from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.
Ghazan Jamal, Office of Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio
Ghazan is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the University of Minnesota, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Policy, concentrating on Crisis and Disaster Management and a minor in Human Rights. Prior to graduate school, he studied Mandarin for two semesters at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Ghazan received his undergraduate degree in Economics, with a minor in Social Science and Mathematics, from LUMS University in Pakistan.
Koichiro Kawaguchi, Offices of Senator Carl Levin of Michigan and Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut
Koichiro is an M.A. candidate in International Relations at Yale University, and a graduate of the University of Tokyo. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in 2009, and worked in the Northeast Asia Division.
Susanna Kim, Department of the Treasury, Multilateral Development Banks
Susanna is an M.P.A. candidate at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). She is concentrating in international economic policy, with a specialization in advanced policy and economic analysis. She graduated from Harvard Universityin 2007 with a B.A. in English and Government.
Tinuviel Lathrop, Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict, Stability Operations
Tinuviel is pursuing a Master’s in International Security at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and is a Commonwealth Honors graduate of the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Tinuviel is currently a research assistant at the Sie Cheou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy.
Julian Lopez, Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Julian is a public policy student at Harvard Kennedy School, and graduated from Tufts University in 2008. Prior to pursing his master’s degree, he worked at Harvard Business School as a faculty assistant.
Benjamin Luehrs, Department of State, Department of Bilateral Trade
Ben is a dual-degree master’s candidate at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in São Paulo, Brazil. His studies focus on the role of government in fostering economic innovation and development. Ben graduated with honors in 2010 from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. in religious studies and Spanish.
David MacDonald, Department of State, Bureau of East Asian & Pacific Affairs
David is a Master’s student at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C., where he is specializing in China Studies, International Economics and Korean. David received his bachelor’s in International Studies and East Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago in 2009.
Hunter Marston, Embassy of the United States; Rangoon, Burma
Hunter is a concurrent M.A. and M.P.A. student at the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, and Evans School of Public Affairs, respectively. Originally from Boston, he received his bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College in Classics and Religious Studies, with a minor in Asian Studies. His focus remains on politics, and US foreign policy in Southeast Asia.
Rebecca Bell Martin, Department of Defense, Office of Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs
Rebecca Bell Martin is an M.A. candidate at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, studying political violence and Latin American regional studies. Before attending the Josef Korbel School, Rebecca graduated with honors from Whittier College where she triple majored.
David Park, Department of State, Office of the Special Representative for North Korea Policy
David is an M.A. candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. His areas of focus are the United States and Pacific Asia. Prior to Fletcher, David served as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Air Force. He has had postings in the U.S., Asia, and Europe.
Reid Porter, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Reid, one of two 2012 Robertson Rosenthal Fellows, is currently a Master of Public Affairs student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include international development, foreign aid, and poverty alleviation. After graduating in 2013, Reid intends to pursue a career dedicated to reducing the incidence and severity of global poverty by improving the effectiveness of bilateral and multilateral development aid.
Joseph Rozenshtein, Department of the Treasury, East Asia Office
Joseph is a senior at Columbia University majoring in East Asian Studies. Next year he will complete a Master of International Affairs degree at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), focusing on international energy management policy.
Jan Saxhaug, Office of Senator Mark Udall of Colorado
Jan is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, specializing in global policy with a minor in population studies. Prior to graduate school, he spent six years in the U.S. Army. Jan received his B.A. in history from Luther College in Decorah, IA.
David Sokolow, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Partnership Strategy, Plans, & Forces
David is a Master of Global Policies Studies Candidate at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds an A.B. cum laude with honors in history from Bowdoin College.
David Taylor, Department of Homeland Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement
David is a Master’s Candidate in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies at the Monterey Institute for International Studies. Prior to graduate school, he earned his Bachelor’s from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he became interested in public service and U.S. foreign policy with an emphasis on the Middle East and South Asia.
The fellows and their sponsor offices will be honored at a summer reception at the home of Rick (Fellowship Chair) and Judy Gilmore in Chevy Chase, Maryland.