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2019 International Affairs Students Selected

Congratulations to the 2019 International Affairs Fellows!
The Council of American Ambassadors is delighted to announce the selections for the 2019 Annenberg Fellowship and the 2019 CAA Fellowship. Congratulations Fellows!
International Affairs Fellows
Mashad Badii, University of California, Berkeley
Kendall Gardner, Tulane University
Gwyneth Hochhausler, London School of Economics and Political Science
Jacob Libby, University of Virginia
Elisabeth Miller, Lewis and Clark College
Thomas Naatz, University of Notre Dame
Benjamin Press, Princeton University
Seriana Williams, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
About the CAA Fellowship
The CAA Fellowship program is designed to foster the development of the next generation of American diplomats. Of the CAA Fellows selected each year, six are named Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg Fellows. Since 2004, the annual fellowship program has offered rising seniors selected from among the Department of State’s summer internship class the opportunity to receive mentoring from former United States ambassadors, to enroll in advanced coursework in foreign affairs and economics, and to attend various Council panels and events. These Fellows are “some of the most outstanding young leaders in the United States and have great potential to make important contributions to our country,” stated Ambassador Abelardo L. Valdez, CAA President Emeritus and Fellowship Program Founder.
About the Council of American Ambassadors
The Council of American Ambassadors is the association of non-career United States ambassadors. A nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, the Council aims to enhance America’s conduct of diplomacy. The organization sponsors fellowships to develop young leaders for careers in public diplomacy and international affairs and conducts semiannual conferences. The Council also convenes roundtable member discussions and “Taste of Diplomacy” luncheons with Ambassadors to the United States, organizes overseas fact-finding missions, publishes a bi-annual journal, The Ambassadors REVIEW, administers Ambassadors Perspectives, an online forum for commentary, and hosts the podcast series, CAA Live! The Council maintains a website at, LinkedIn and Facebook pages and a Twitter account (@AmerAmbassadors).

Date Posted

May 30, 2019