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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Nadia Sariahmed-Belhadj

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The 2019 class of Fellows includes Nadia Sariahmed-Belhadj, a doctoral candidate in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African studies at Columbia University. Nadia shares […]

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James Peebles wins Nobel Prize in Physics

James Peebles WF ‘58 has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics. Dr. Peebles shares the award with Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz “for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos.” Cited by the Nobel Committee “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology,” Dr. Peebles has been […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Leslie Sabiston

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The 2019 class of Fellows includes Leslie Sabiston, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at Columbia University. Les traces the origin of his topic: The […]

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‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Sequel by Margaret Atwood WF ’61

It has been 34 years since readers were introduced to the dystopian world of The Handmaid’s Tale, but the stories, characters, and themes of the novel feel more relevant than ever. Margaret Atwood WF ‘61, recently told the New York Times she hadn’t been sure she had more of that story in her. Then, after […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Women’s Studies Fellow Hannah Frydman

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies is the only national dissertation award for doctoral work on issues of women and gender. The 2019 Fellows include Hannah Frydman, is a doctoral candidate in history at Rutgers University whose dissertation uses Parisian women’s classified ads to question traditional economic, political, and social historical narratives. The […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Malay Firoz

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The 2019 class of Fellows includes Malay Firoz, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at Brown University. Malay recalls the field work experiences that influenced […]

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Book Spotlight: The Mechanics of Claims and Permissible Killing in War

The Mechanics of Claims and Permissible Killing in War By Alec Douglas Walen MN ‘87 During the course of modern war, when is killing justified? In The Mechanics of Claims and Permissible Killing in War, Alec D. Walen provides his and others’ perspectives on the question. Through a new theory of moral rights, Dr. Walen […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Women’s Studies Fellow Lizbett Benge

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies is the only national dissertation award for doctoral work on issues of women and gender. The 2019 Fellows include Lizbett Benge, a doctoral candidate in gender studies at Arizona State University whose dissertation highlights the strategies for survival that foster care alumni create and employ to survive […]

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Meet the Fellows: 2019 Newcombe Fellow Jeffrey Dyer

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The 2019 class of Fellows includes Jeffrey Dyer, a doctoral candidate in musicology and ethnomusicology at Boston University. Jeffrey shares some of the personal […]

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WW Teaching Fellows Committed to Making a Difference

 The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows come from many different backgrounds but are united by a single goal: to teach science, technology, engineering, and math (the STEM fields) in some of the nation’s highest-need schools. The WW Teaching Fellows are committed to the school communities in which they teach and to making a difference in […]

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