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Fall 2014 Rockefeller Senior Honors Thesis Grant Recipient Sara Kassir '15

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The Rockefeller Center is proud to announce the Fall 2014 recipients of the Senior Honors Thesis Grants. This series highlights each recipient of a Rockefeller Senior Honors Thesis Grant for Fall 2014.

The Rockefeller Senior Honors Thesis Grants program provides grants of up to $1,000 for undergraduate students writing a senior honors thesis in the social sciences. For more information on deadlines and how to apply, see our website here.

Sara Kassir '15

Sara Kassir is a member of the Class of 2015 with a major in Government and minor in Arabic. Born and raised in Canton, OH, Kassir knew she wanted to study international relations in college due to her family’s background in the Middle East. Kassir spent her junior fall on the Government Foreign Study Program in London, followed by spending junior winter in Washington, DC, where she worked for the US State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations. This past summer, Kassir worked at the New York-based think tank Council on Foreign Relations, completing research on global conflicts and intelligence strategy. After graduation, Kassir hopes to eventually attend either law school or graduate school for foreign policy in order to expand on the foundation in political science she has built at Dartmouth. Her advisor is Kyle Dropp.

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