Harjaap Singh, a sophomore at the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations was named to the 17th cohort of the UNCF International Public Policy Fellowship program. Harjaap, one of 24 students selected from a competitive national pool, is a triple major in Diplomacy and International Relations, Asian Studies, and History. The Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) enhances U.S. national security and global competitiveness by promoting excellence, international service, and awareness among a broader, more representative cross-section of the American citizenry. Fellowships are offered to well-trained, language proficient minority young people to prepare them for competition in the global marketplace. Harjaap is the fourth Whitehead School student in five years to be awarded this Fellowship.
“To have had the opportunity to be accepted to IIPP would have never happened if it were not for the environment the Whitehead School created,” stated Harjaap. “I feel that my professor’s were supportive and provided many chances for growth.”
The IIPP offers Fellows a sequenced six-component program consisting of a Sophomore Summer Policy Institute, junior year study aboard, a Junior Summer Policy Institute, a Summer Language Institute, internships, and an internationally-focused advanced degree. Harjaap will spend this summer at his first sequence, the Sophomore Summer Policy Institute at Howard University. At the Institute, he will examine international policy development, foreign affairs, cultural competence, and careers in these fields. Study abroad will follow this fall in China, and Harjaap plans to pursue graduate study in International Law.
Harjaap was born and raised in Austin, Texas but now calls the northwest suburbs of Illinois home. He is active in the Seton Hall United Nation’s Association, the Whitehead Envoy, and the Undergraduate Diplomacy Student Association. Off-campus, he remains engaged in the Chicago International Model United Nations.
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