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Miami senior awarded Carnegie Junior Fellowship

03/22/2011

Joseph Harrison King (Harrison), a senior at Miami University, has been selected for the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, one of the world's leading think tanks specializing in international affairs. He is one of about 10 students nationwide offered the fellowship from among 225 institutionally endorsed candidates.

The Carnegie Junior Fellows Program is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Junior Fellows are hired to work at the Carnegie Endowment on a full-time basis for one year, with a $35,000 salary. They provide research assistance to the endowment’s senior associates.

King, a double major in international studies and in Russian, East European and Eurasian studies and a minor in Middle East and Islamic studies, would work in Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia program.

“We are lucky at Miami to have the opportunity to teach wonderful students, and Harrison is absolutely one of the very best,” said Karen Dawisha, director of the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at Miami. “He has done everything right: excelled at Russian language, double majored in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and international studies, taken advantage of the honors program, and done extensive study abroad in multiple settings. He is the complete package.”

King has studied abroad through the Miami programs, Novgorod Intensive Summer Language Program, the Havighurst Summer Workshop in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and the geography workshop, Sustainable Development and Ecotourism in the Eastern Caribbean. He spent his junior year at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey, through the Council on International Education Exchange.

He is advised by faculty mentors Dawisha, Ben Sutcliffe, associate professor of German, Russian and East Asian languages, and Stephen Norris, associate professor of history.

More information about the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program, is available online.

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