Senior First Duke Recipient of Gaither Fellowship

Political science major will work with senior scholars at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Adam Israelevitz

“I am thrilled that the Duke Nationally Competitive Scholarships office recommended me to be considered for the James C. Gaither Fellowship, and I am incredibly grateful for the invaluable support along the way from Professor Jennifer Siegel and Vice President Chris Simmons,” said Israelevitz. “The Carnegie Endowment is an ideal place for me to jumpstart a career in foreign policy by helping lead briefings on Capitol Hill, engaging with foreign government officials visiting the Endowment, and assisting in timely research projects for senior fellows. Carnegie is known as the global think tank, and I am honored to join an organization that prioritizes a worldwide impact in the foreign affairs space.”

Gwen Volmar, Director of Nationally Competitive Scholarships, added, “We are tremendously proud that Adam Israelevitz will be Duke’s first Gaither Junior Fellow. His longstanding interest in foreign affairs and public policy is a testament to his dedication to serving the world, a commitment that Duke shares. We are confident Adam will find a home at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and we are eager to see the good work he brings to the field.”

The Gaither Fellowships begin on September 1st, and fellows serve full-time positions for one year.

Duke students and alumni can receive support for opportunities like the Gaither Junior Fellowship from the Nationally Competitive Scholarships team at the Office of University Scholars and Fellows.

A complete list of this year’s fellowship winners can be found on the Carnegie Endowment website.