Building Leaders for the World
Congratulations to our 2019-20 Boren Winners: Anne Armstrong, (MA, Security Policy Studies) Arabic, Jordan; James Gannon, (MA, Security Policy Studies) Chinese (Mandarin), China; Matthew Lauderback, (MA, International Affairs) Russian, Latvia; and Michael Letkewicz, (MA, Security Policy Studies) Arabic, Jordan.
The “Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics & Technology” is endowed by
the Munich-based Friedrich Schiedel Stiftung, a foundation in the name of entrepreneur and philanthropist Friedrich Schiedel.
The foundation supports both social and scientific causes. The “Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics & Technology” was established in 2018 and is awarded to outstanding
individuals from science, politics, economics and other public spheres who actively and innovatively contribute to inter- and transdisciplinary projects linking politics and technology.
Hugh Gusterson has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete a book tentatively titled "Tinkering with Armageddon: Nuclear Weapons Science After the Cold War."
Based on many years of fieldwork, the book reconstructs the U.S. decision to give up nuclear testing after the cold war and analyzes the ways in which the community of nuclear weapons scientists has reinvented itself in the absence of its core practice for the production of nuclear knowledge.
BA Candidate, International Affairs
"My research has focused on the social effects of desertification and drought. Through conversations with local professors, livestock famers, and government officials my hope is to propose policy solutions to desertification in the Sahel, a region in Africa."