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Lewis & Clark History Alumna Wins Pickering Fellowship

April 24, 2012

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Kali Harper (History ‘10) has been awarded a Pickering Fellowship for graduate study in International Affairs.  Kali will use the award to complete a masters degree in International Relations and Security (with a focus on conflict management and democracy building) at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides funding to participants as they prepare academically and professionally to enter the US Department of State as Foreign Service officers. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

The goal of the Fellowship Program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master’s degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages, who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The program develops a source of trained men and women who will represent the skill needs of the Department and who are dedicated to representing America’s interests abroad.  The 2012 Fellowships offer financial support of up to $40,000 annually for actual expenses during the first and second years of graduate school.

This is the second LC alumna to win this prestigious award.  Lila Wade (IA ‘10) received it last year and is using the funds to attend the masters program in International Affairs program at Columbia.

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