About Study Groups
Senior Fellow study groups provide an opportunity for students to delve deeply into policy and international affairs topics and apply theory and research to real world challenges.
They are open to undergraduates and graduate students from all concentrations. The study groups are designed be accessible to students across different fields and to avoid infringing on students’ coursework. Fellows often invite guest speakers to address specific topics. Background reading is usually assigned for each session but is kept to a minimum. Group size is kept small to promote student participation and conversation, and participating students are expected to attend all five meetings.
Current Study Groups
Girls’ Education and Gender Equality
Led by: Kakenya Ntaiya
This study group will explore how progress toward gender equality has been undermined further by the Covid-19 pandemic and how small non-governmental organizations tackle gender inequality to create a better world for women and girls in East Africa.
Promoting Human Rights in an Increasingly Challenging and Autocratic World
Led by: Keith Harper
This study group will evaluate the means by which the United States - as a core part of its foreign policy - promotes the observance of human rights.
Leadership and Governance in Challenging Times
Led by: Tom Perez
This study group aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice and give you a front row seat to problem solving in and around a government setting.
Learn more about this semester's study groups