2021–2022 Kenneth I. Juster Fellows
The Weatherhead Center is pleased to announce its 2021–2022 class of Juster Fellows. Now in its eleventh year, this grant initiative is made possible by the generosity of the Honorable Kenneth I. Juster, member of the Center’s Advisory Committee (as of January 2022), and former United States Ambassador to India. Ambassador Juster has devoted much of his education, professional activities, public service, and nonprofit endeavors to international affairs and is deeply engaged in promoting international understanding and advancing international relations. The Center’s Juster grants support undergraduates whose projects may be related to thesis research but may have broader experiential components as well. The newly named Juster Fellows are:
Roshni Chakraborty ‘22 (Social Studies, Global Health & Health Policy) is studying the drivers of child labor in India and reframes child labor migration as consequences of socioeconomic inequalities.
Michael Cheng ‘22 (History, Mathematics) is conducting research in the United Kingdom on Thomas Hobbes’s theories of international relations.
Corbin Duncan ’24 (Government, History) is conducting research in the United Kingdom to interview political and policy making elites about considerations of public opinion when setting aid policy.
George Kent ’23 (Social Studies, Slavic Literatures & Cultures) is studying the political and social mobilization of the Crimean Tatar community and Russia’s illegal annexation of the Crimea in Ukraine.
Sama Kubba ‘24 (Government) is conducting research within the United States to study how content curation can influence the Iraqi public to support repatriation.
Juan Molina ’22 (Government) is studying the effects of media coverage and foreign policy instruments on Vietnamese public opinion on the United States.
Waseem Nabulsi ’22 (Anthropology, History) is traveling to Palestine to study the international identity of Samaritans, who have Palestinian, Israeli, and Jordanian citizenship.
Sung Kwang Oh ’23 (Government, Computer Science) is conducting research on what drives military, diplomatic, and economic cooperation between Japan and South Korea in the modern era.
Daniella Saforo ’22 (Government) is investigating the impact of COVID-19 on equity and inclusion in Ghana's rural and urban secondary educational institutions.
Undergraduate Update from Student Conference at the United States Military Academy at West Point (SCUSA)
by Brandon Chen
SCUSA was a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded policy-focused undergraduates and to discuss pertinent issues facing the US. We heard from a number of high-profile policy makers like General Paul Nakasone, and got to intimately discuss policy with countless more. A central focus of the conference was civil-military relations, and our cadet hosts at West Point were instrumental in educating us on the day-to-day workings of the military and its instrumental role in US public policy. The culmination of the conference was a strategic options memo produced by each of the seven discussion roundtables, and a final presentation by each group. Overall, my time at SCUSA was extremely educational for both substantive concepts and the policy process itself, and it was an incredibly valuable experience meeting and learning from so many talented individuals.
Brandon Chen received a Weatherhead Center grant to attend the SCUSA conference in November 2021.
- Portrait of Kenneth Juster. Credit: Courtesy of Kenneth Juster
- Harvard students Michael Zhu, Abby LaBreck, and Undergraduate Associate Brandon Chen attend the Student Conference at the United States Military Academy at West Point (SCUSA) during the first week of November 2021. Credit: Courtesy of Brandon Chen