The 2016 winner of the Jack D. Fleer Award for Excellence in Honors in Politics and International Affairs is Brian Hart for his paper “Creating the Cult of Xi Jinping: The China Dream as a Leader Symbol”. After graduation, Brian is excited to spend a year serving as the Wake Forest Fellow in the Office of the Dean of the College. Following his year as a fellow, he hopes to attend a masters or doctoral program in International Relations or Political Science.
The 2015 winner of the Jack D. Fleer Award for Excellence in Honors in Politics and International Affairs is Anthony Myers. His thesis was entitled “Uneven Benefits, Uneven Burdens: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of the 1995 School Choice Plan in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.” Next year, he will be serving as a corps member with Teach for America in the North Carolina Piedmont Triad. After this two-year commitment, Anthony hopes to pursue a career in education policy, administration, or consulting.
The 2014 winner of the Jack D. Fleer Award for Excellence in Honors was Kelly Flanigan. Her thesis was entitled: “The Odd One Out. Analysis of the Impact of Campaign- and Electorate-Specific Factors on Non-Major Party Performance in U.S. Elections.” She has accepted a position doing consulting work with non-profit organizations after graduation. Kelly hopes to attend graduate school for a master’s degree related to either Public Policy or International Affairs in the future.
Nick Deuschle was the winner of the Jack D. Fleer Award for Excellence in Honors for his seminar paper “What About the Prosecutor?: Federal Sentencing Practices in a Post-Booker World.” Nick will teach English in China before entering the University of Chicago Law School in 2011.
The winner of the Jack D. Fleer Award for Excellence in Honors was Matthew Triplett for his paper entitled “Anti-Abortion Ballot Initiatives and Evangelical Voters in the 2008 Presidential Election.”