Alum Ben Press '20 Awarded Gaither Fellowship
Benjamin Press '20 received the Gaither Junior Fellowship, which gives graduating seniors an opportunity to work as research assistants to scholars at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, in 2020. He worked at the Carnegie Endowment’s Democracy, Conflict and Governance program this past year.
“Our approach to democracy promotion is not working, and I am committed to doing something about it,” he wrote in his application. “I’ve come to realize that the prevailing model is divorced from broader strategic aims and has often prioritized short-term successes over long-term institutional change.”