Rebecca Manseau, C’15, has received a Fulbright Study/Research Grant for the 2015-16 academic year. She will be doing research under the guidance of Dr. Sabine Kropp, who is a professor of German domestic politics at the Otto-Suhr-Institut of Political Science at the Freie Universität in Berlin. Her research focuses on the concept of "compassion fatigue" in Germany's asylum politics and uses archival research as well as interviews with members of the Bundestag. Manseau, a Politics and German major, is applying for admission to the Masters of International Relations program that coordinates between FU Berlin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin), and Potsdam Universität. She is looking forward to working with local NGOs that focus on women's asylum rights. After the grant and upon completion of her master's degree, Manseau plans to apply to Ph.D. programs for political science in the U.S. and in Germany.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.