Four Maxwell Students Named as 2021-2022 Boren Fellows

four headshots in a row of SU's 2021 Boren Fellows

Four 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.

Blankenship and Onofre are also recipients of the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS).

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