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French Professor Kanaté Dahouda examines how the politics of ethnic identities led to a Civil War in the Ivory Coast in 2010. Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies Kanaté Dahouda has published a political essay on the Ivory Coast in “Le Patriote” and “Lebanco.net,” daily newspapers covering news and analysis on politics, business, culture and

Charlotte Peterson ’22 looks at global politics through two lenses during internships with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Nobel-nominated human rights group Mwatana. Last spring, amid the ongoing crisis in Yemen, Charlotte Peterson ’22 was helping document human rights conditions from behind her computer screen in Geneva, N.Y. Peterson first began researching the

Launching a career in diplomatic relations, Denzel Degollado’19 has been awarded a Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship that provides $90,000 in benefits, two internships and employment in the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer. Following a highly competitive national contest, Denzel Degollado ’19 has been selected as a 2022 Charles B. Rangel

The Gilman International Scholar program, facilitated by the U.S. State Department, recognized HWS among the top producing institutions of the past 20 years. This month, Hobart and William Smith were recognized as a “Small Institution, 20-year Gilman Top Producer.” During the past two decades, dozens of HWS students have earned the Benjamin A. Gilman International

Diplomacy is only as productive as each party’s capacity to listen. This principle, which Mustafa Sayed ’11 absorbed from mentors around the globe, serves as a model for his work as executive director of the Pakistan-China Institute. Based in Islamabad, Sayed heads the think tank’s efforts to promote dialogue among Pakistan, China and neighboring countries. By informing

“Your mentor only has one hour for you. What are you going to use it for?” Ruiwan Xu ’11 likes to ask young professionals. Her advice? Touch base with them during life’s big moments. And leave the conversation having added value. Xu is the founder and CEO of CareerTu, an online school in digital marketing, data analysis

The annual award recognizes academic achievement and commitment to international understanding. Carly Shiever ’21 and Adam Tusin ’21 are the recipients of the 2021 Technos International Prize, awarded by Technos College and the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust of Tokyo. Presented to outstanding HWS graduates since 1993, the prize recognizes one Hobart senior and one William

Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress and the first woman and the first African American to hold the position, will be the 2021 Commencement speaker, and receive an honorary degree and the Elizabeth Blackwell Award. On Sunday, May 16, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden will deliver the keynote address during the exercises for the 196th

Brandi Taylor ’19, MAT ’21 is the recipient of a 2021 U.S. Student Fulbright Award to Kenya, following a 2020 award cut short due to COVID-19. With the support of a Fulbright Award, Brandi Taylor ’19, MAT ’21 will serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Kenya beginning in January 2022. Taylor, who earned a

Associate Professor of Media and Society Lisa Patti, this year’s Kinghorn Global Fellow, discusses the technological innovations that make global media distribution possible. In “Listening to Global Cinema,” Associate Professor of Media and Society Lisa Patti will share the research she conducted on international filmmaking as the recipient of the 2020-21 John R. and Florence