Pickering Fellows, exam passers, and honor students
pose with Secretary Colin Powell following the announcement ceremony
at the State Department. DIR June Carter Perry is on the left.
Fellows Competition Will Be Announced Soon
Competition will begin soon
in the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowships
Program, according to Bunche Center officials.
The Center will be seeking to identify the first cohort of
outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who have an
interest in pursuing Foreign Service careers in the U.S. Department
of State. Competition will be open to students in their sophomore
year and to those who are seniors at the time of application.
Those selected are expected to begin their studies as juniors
and as graduate students in the 2003-2004 academic year, Bunche
Center officials said.
The Rangel Fellowships will include tuition, room, board,
and mandatory fees, reimbursement
for books, and travel. The
two year experience will include internships abroad as well
as in the US.
Each successful candidate is obligated to a minimum of four
and one half years in an appointment as a Foreign Service
U.S. citizenship is an eligibility requirement. Applicants
also must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or
higher on a 4.0 scale, which is the minimum level that must
be maintained in order to keep the Rangel award.
The announcement of this competition will be made during
the fall, according to the Bunce Center, with the expectation
of an application deadline in early January 2003.
HU Students with Spanish specialties may be interested in
internship opportunities in Toledo, Spain.
The Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad Program
is offering internships in Toledo for individuals wishing
to combine a Spanish work environment with study.
The internship is worth 3 academic credits with cooperating
institutions and comprised 1 1/2 hours per week of in-class
instruction and 7 hours per week at the internship site.
Students supplement their internship with regular course
work at the Fundacion Jose Oretega y Gassett.
They may live
at the Fundacion or engage in homestays.
In order to qualify, students must be fluent in Spanish and
have prior work experience or related coursework in the field
into which they wish placement. They must be accepted into
the program in Toledo.
Professors and student interested in this opportunity should
contact Kristen E. Haase, MidAtlantic Program Representative,
The Center for Education Abroad at Arcadia University, Grayling
Avenue, Narberth, PA. 19072; or e-mail address: Kristenhasse@yahoo.com.
Special State Tour
Political science professor Dr. Michael Frazier has returned to
campus from a year's leave on special assignment in the U.S. Department
Formerly director of graduate studies in political science, Dr.
Frazier spent the 2001-02 academic year as Foreign Affairs Officer/Visiting
Scholar in the Office of European Security and Political Affairs;
the Office of Nordic and Baltic Affairs; and the Office of North
Central European Affairs in the State Department.
During an intensive period of work, he served as an acting desk
officer, a panel member of the Defense Trade Security Initiative;
did critiques of proposed NATO expansion and an assessment study
of the Northern European Initiative; and produced policy papers
on presidential decrees.
In connection with these various assignments and other activities,
Dr. Frazier traveled during the year to Norway, Canada, Belgium,
Latvia, Sweden, and Slovenia.
"This was a very demanding but satisfying experience,"
Dr. Frazier said. "It put this political scientist in the thick
of things as opposed to the theoretical side." The "enrichment,"
he said will no doubt redound to the benefit of students in his
HU classrooms where he resumes teaching in the fall.
A product of Virginia State University, the University of Cincinnati,
and the University of Maryland, where he earned his doctorate in
government and politics, Dr. Frazier has served as an advisor at
the Pentagon and, on his previous leave from Howard, was a member
of the faculty at the National Defense University.