Meet the 2015 Carnegie Junior Fellowship Nominees

The Carnegie Junior Fellows program is a very selective, paid postgraduate internship program for students who have a serious interest in international affairs. Following graduation, fellows spend one year working for a research associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in one of their research divisions including areas such Democracy and Rule of Law, Energy and Climate, International Economics and Nuclear Policy. Find more information about the program here.

Robert J. Anderson (HR & IMJR: International Development ’15) from Cheshire, CT, is an Honors student and New England Scholar majoring in Human Rights with a second individualized major in International Development. A 2013 recipient of a SURF grant, RJ traveled to the League of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, to conduct research on the 1926 Slavery Convention. This investigation provided the foundation for his University Scholar project and, together with funds from an IDEA grant, has furthered field research in California, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C. for the documentary on modern-day slavery he is undertaking with his project partner, David Pereira. He is also the recipient of the Victor Schachter ’64 Rule of Law Award which enabled him to work as an intern at the Bangalore, Delhi High Court and Madras Mediation Centers in India in the summer of 2014. RJ is a member of the 2014 Leadership Legacy cohort and FYE mentor. He serves on the President’s Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility, participates in the Men’s Project, is a member of Humanities House Living/Learning community and is President of Extreme Measures, a co-ed a cappella singing group on campus. In pursuit of his interests in History and Cultural Theory, RJ plans to earn a Ph.D. and teach at the college level.
Linnea Logie (POLS & HIST ’15) is an Honors student and Babbidge Scholar majoring in Political Science with a second major in History. A recipient of the Philip and Barbara Kaplan Scholarship (2014) and the John G. Hill, Jr. & John G. Hill III Political Science Excellence Award, she attended the 66th annual Student Conference on U.S. Affairs at West Point this past November. Linnea has interned with Sen. Christopher Murphy in his Washington, D.C. office and studied abroad at the International Studies Institute at Palazzo Rucellai, Florence, Italy and the University of Hong Kong in China. With her interests in Asian Studies and the geopolitical context of energy issues, she is writing her honors thesis on the geopolitical implications of hydraulic fracturing and preparing to pursue graduate studies in international affairs. Her goal is to become a member of the National Security Council confronting 21st-century policy challenges in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.