Krogh Honors Seminar
Qualifications: Open to all sophomores with a 3.5 or better GPA
The Krogh Honors Seminar: Institutions in World Politics
The Krogh Honors Seminar, named for Dean Emeritus Peter Krogh, provides the opportunity for 15 students to work with a leading scholar in the area of international affairs. This year, the School of Foreign Service is pleased to announce that Dr. Erik Voeten will lead the seminar entitled, Institutions in World Politics. This seminar will delve into the history, conceptual issues, and contemporary debates surrounding regional and global institutions. Each student will produce an original research paper that investigates how a formal or informal institution does or does not affect outcomes in international affairs. Dr. Voeten is the Peter F. Krogh Associate Professor of Global Justice and Geopolitics. He received his PhD from Princeton. His research on the United Nations, the European Union, the European Court of Human Rights and broader issues of international cooperation has been published in journals such as the American Political Science Review, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Politics, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution.We are very excited that he will be leading the Krogh Honors Seminar for spring 2013.
Becoming a Krogh Scholar:
A high proportion of Krogh Scholars has gone on to graduate school and have fared well in the competition for fellowships such as Rhodes, Marshall, Mellon, Luce and Fulbright. This success reflects the emphasis on critical thinking, close reading, and polished writing that are the hallmarks of the Scholars Seminar. Upon successful completion of this seminar, student will become known as Krogh Scholars. Krogh Scholars will be recognized with a medal at Tropaia during their year of graduation.
How to Apply and Application Deadline:
Applicants should submit a previously written paper which highlights their analytical abilities and writing skills. This paper is due at the SFS Dean’s Office front desk by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14th.
Students who have been selected as one of the 2013 Krogh Scholars will be notified over the semester break. In the meantime, schedule your classes for the spring as though you were not in the seminar, but keep the Krogh Seminar class time in mind when preparing your schedule. The seminar is scheduled for Mondays, 2:00pm - 4:30pm. During add/drop period, the dean’s office will add you into the Krogh’s Seminar and help you drop one of your previously selected courses. If you have any questions, please email Dean Arsenault at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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