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Ridgway Announces Spring Fellowships

12/15/2008

12/15/2009

GSPIA’s Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies is pleased to announce that Toby Taylor and Daniel Blomquist have been selected as recipients of the Ridgway Fellowship for the spring 2010 semester. Dr. Phil Williams awarded the fellowships to the students for their outstanding contributions to the Center. This fellowship is funded by the University Center for International Studies (UCIS). 
 

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