A recent graduate of Jackson’s MA in global affairs program, William Thornberry, has been selected as a 2018 Boren Fellow.

Thornberry is one of 102 recipients of the fellowship, an initiative of the National Security Education Program which provides unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study.

Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

Thornberry, who graduated from Yale in May 2018, will pursue Persian language studies in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Learn more about the program.