Several bloggers are also Crook Fellowship recipients, a fellowship program of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law that awards fellowships to talented students working with innovative nonprofit organizations to make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged throughout the world. The William H. Crook Program is dedicated to promoting global economic development and fighting poverty. It sponsors innovative research on global poverty with the specific aim of generating concrete, practical recommendations that policymakers and the public can embrace. The Program also develops imaginative undergraduate and graduate programs that will give students the opportunity to tackle development issues on their own.
The Program annually presents the Crook Fellowships, which support LBJ graduate students working in the developing world for nonprofit organizations, and assist the students in covering travel and living expenses while abroad. Now in its fifth year, the Crook Fellowship program has funded 42 international projects ranging from microfinance assessments in Jordan and Ethiopia to environmental protection in South China to computer literacy and environmental performance standards in Latin America.
For more information, visit: http://strausscenter.org/william-h-crook-program-in-international-affairs
Ahmed Bilal Hakeem