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Soham Basu '20 and Ameena Razzaque '21 Win Pickering Fellowships

Original article can be found here.

January 25, 2021 by Hannah Silverstein

Soham Basu '20 and Ameena Razzaque '21 have been awarded Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships. The fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University's Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center, pays for a two-year master's degree program in a foreign policy-related field and provides internship, mentorship, and other opportunities designed to prepare students for careers in the U.S. Foreign Service. For information about applying for Pickering Fellowships and other programs, visit Dartmouth's Fellowship Advising Office.

Rocky and Me: Soham Basu '20 Senior Reflection

In the Rocky & Me series, Seniors reflect on their experiences during their time at Dartmouth.

My time at Dartmouth has flown by, and it is surreal to be approaching my last few weeks as a Dartmouth undergraduate (albeit via zoom!). A constant throughout my journey these past four years has been the programs, staff, and professors of Rocky. Stepping onto campus in the fall of 2016, my most vivid memory is being greeted by the smiling faces of Rocky staff at the events booth for freshman during orientation. I immediately felt welcomed and part of the Dartmouth community. My family was also set at ease seeing me interact with the Rocky staff. 

Leadership in a Global Society

This week’s RGLP session proved a fitting follow-up to the individualized IDI feedback sessions of the prior week. Our facilitator, Gama Perucci, taught us about the three distinct phases of globalization that have spanned the past few centuries – one phase dominated by the nation-state, one by the multinational corporation, and the modern phase by the individual. This chronological framework neatly illustrates the evolution of global citizenship across time and where geographical boundaries have failed to define cultures and peoples. I especially appreciated the introduction of variables like religious agendas and capitalist endeavors into the exercise, which lent a uniquely human element to the fictional kingdoms and corporations that Perucci had us develop.

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