Jonah Hirsch '22 receives a DAAD Fellowship for study in Germany

Congratulations are due Jonah Hirsch '22, who graduated with a major in Government, modified with Philosophy. The DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) has awarded him a fellowship to support his pursuit of a master's degree in political theory, jointly offered by the Goethe University Frankfurt and the Technical University of Darmstadt.

   As he told the Dartmouth News Service, "I'll combine philosophy and ethical theory with empirical development study to try to answer questions such as whose responsibility is it to address human rights violations, or what kinds of policies can lead to more religious toleration. I'm very grateful to Dartmouth's government and German faculty for being really supportive. I didn't start learning German until sophomore year, and I took a big interest in language learning in that department."

   The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the world's largest funding organization for the international exchange of students and researchers, and its scholarship benefits are comparable to those of a Fulbright. Since 1970, somewhat over 100 Dartmouth graduates have continued their studies at German Universities with support from either Fulbright or DAAD awards. Still others have done so with Dartmouth's Reynolds Fellowships or Rotary Club funds.