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Taneja '16 Wins Davis Fellowship

Prashansa Taneja '16 has been named a 2016 Davis Peace Fellow by Middlebury Language Schools. The fellowship will allow Prashansa to spend seven weeks this summer studying Italian at Mills College in Oakland, CA.

The Davis Fellows for Peace awards aim to fulfill the intention of the late philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis. As development of intercultural understanding is essential to reducing conflict, the study of languages has become increasingly important. Mrs. Davis challenged us to "bring about a mindset of preparing for peace instead of preparing for war."

The 100 annual fellowships are intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution.