Casey Donahue has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Edwin J. Beinecke, Jr. Scholarship for International Studies. This scholarship, supported by The Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation and Graduate School matching funds, consists of a $10,000 award for graduate study or research abroad during the 2021-22 academic year.
Casey is a dual master’s candidate in History and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. His project will examine youth history education in Liberia, Northern Ireland, and the United States. His research focuses on curricular and narrative techniques that educators use to teach children about their nations’ civil conflicts. With this comparative study, Casey hopes to identify cross-cultural patterns in how children learn about painful historical events, as well as investigate new modes of international dialogue and resource sharing among youth history educators.
In response to his award, Casey shared, “I am so fortunate and humbled to receive the Edwin J. Beinecke Scholarship. As I prepare for my final year of graduate school and a future in youth education, I see this project as a meaningful utilization of my most important skill sets and experiences. I hope I can use this research to give something back to the communities I’ve worked and lived in.”