The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs has selected three students as the 2015 and 2016 Richard H. Ullman Fellows. This fellowship allows recipients to engage in a one-year, career-defining practitioner experience in the field of international affairs.
The Ullman Fellowship is awarded annually to between one and three currently enrolled Woodrow Wilson School students who wish to pursue a significant international project in a full-time assignment for one year. This is done either through a U.S. federal government agency, an international non-governmental organization or a multilateral institution in the United States or overseas.
The Richard H. Ullman Fellowship was established in 2014 by former students, colleagues and family members in honor of the late Richard H. Ullman, the David E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs, Emeritus, at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Ullman published hundreds of academic papers on foreign policy. He served in many governmental, journalistic and academic positions and helped compile the Pentagon Papers. Ullman was a distinguished scholar of international affairs at Princeton University for more than forty years and educated and mentored generations of students – many who have guided U.S. foreign policy for both Democratic and Republican presidents.
Congratulations to the inaugural fellows:
- Elizabeth Garlow MPA ’17 is a graduate of Kalamazoo College, where she studied political science, Spanish and international economics. Garlow began her career researching corporate social responsibility in Brazil and Italy. She then spent four years working in domestic microfinance with ACCION USA, where she focused on public-private partnership development, including the “Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream” microloan program to grow small food and beverage businesses in urban communities nationwide. In 2012, Garlow returned to her hometown of Detroit to build a nonprofit organization called Michigan Corps, designed to leverage social enterprise to support Detroit and Michigan’s economic transformation. She founded the Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, seeding hundreds of social enterprises with resources and attracting nearly $2 million in new entrepreneurial investment from business and philanthropic leaders. Garlow is currently serving as an Ullman Fellow at the White House Community Solutions Team, which is working to advance the Administration's "place-based" portfolio. She is pursuing her Master in Public & International Affairs degree at the Woodrow Wilson School.
- Samantha Adelberg MPA ’17, a Washington, D.C. native, studied geology and was an outstanding intercollegiate track athlete at Brown University. After graduating, Adelberg explored ways to connect her love for research and passion for social justice by traveling across Asia and Latin America. In Panama, she completed a Fulbright research grant where she studied tropical agriculture techniques while coauthoring an oral folklore book. Adelberg then moved to Ethiopia where she worked as a consultant on projects around adolescent empowerment, local capacity development, communications and monitoring and evaluation. Adelberg is pursuing her Master in Public & International Affairs degree at the Woodrow Wilson School and is thrilled to be named an Ullman Fellow.
- Asmod Karki ’16 hails from Kathmandu, Nepal, and is a Woodrow Wilson School major concentrating in development with research interests in poverty, environment, education and migration. Karki conducted a computer education and creative arts project in rural villages in Nepal after his freshman year. He then ventured to Malaysia the following summer where he undertook ethnographic research among Nepali migrants. During that time he also held a broadcasting and marketing internship for an online radio station. He also served as a summer fellow for the Nepali NGO Daatwiya, where he worked with a member of the Nepali Parliament to analyze policy issues related to resettlement and development. Karki is involved in the Religious Life Council (RLC) and the 2-Dickinson Street Co-op on the Princeton campus. He also is a peer health advisor. During the Ullman Fellowship year, Asmod will work with Daayitwa’s Naya Ghar entity to help rural entrepreneurs in Nepal scale up their businesses.
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