This summer Strauss Center Graduate Senior Student Associate Claire Huitt will be interning for the Department of State at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo with the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Her program addresses U.S. interests in the Asia Pacific, looking at issues such as regional stability, human rights, economic ties, and cooperation.

Sebastian De Beurs, Brumley Scholar and Plan II Honors and Government junior, shared with us recently his experiences interning at the Department of State and what he's gained from the Brumley Scholars program. Read on!

Jennifer McGinty, Strauss Center Brumley Scholar and Plan II senior in International Relations & Global Studies and Middle Eastern Studies, spoke with us recently on the Brumley Scholars' class, her work for the Innovations for Peace and Development program, and more:

Maro Youssef, Strauss Center Brumley Fellow and Doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology, is currently researching civil society, democracy, and women's participation in Tunisia as part of the Brumley program. Over Spring Break, Maro visited the country to perform interviews with leaders of Tunisia's women's movement. She fills us in on her work and more for us here:

In a recent Foreign Policy article, Strauss Distinguished Scholar Dr. Will Inboden responds to the possible replacement of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.