UMW senior Corey Bolyard won a prestigious award for her research paper presented at the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference this month in Annapolis, Maryland.
Titled “Rising in the Storm: India’s Bid for Global Power in a Multipolar System During Development,” the paper was presented during the “Crouching Tiger, Rising Power” roundtable on India.
The Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference (NAFAC ) annually brings together many of the “best and brightest university students from around the world” for a week of discussions and lectures from prominent political and military leaders on issues of current international relations, according to Jack Kramer, chair and distinguished professor of the UMW Department of Political Science and International Affairs.
This recognition represents the ninth time that a political science or international affairs major from UMW has won the competition, which is more than any other university or college represented at NAFAC, according to Kramer. The essay competition “is a core element of the NAFAC experience,” Kramer said. “Corey’s winning essay reflects very well both on her and the caliber of student that UMW sends to NAFAC.”
A native of Sterling, Virginia, Bolyard is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. She plans a career in either intelligence or national security analysis.
To read Bolyard’s winning essay, visit http://cimsec.org/32185-2/32185