Miss Evelyn Boettcher (2013)
Hometown & State: Tulsa, OK
Universities attended: Harvard University, Inner Mongolia University, University of Pennsylvania, Wellesley College
Degree & Subject at Cambridge: PhD Politics and International Studies
New scholar profile:
Originally from Oklahoma, I spent last year studying advanced Mandarin in Inner Mongolia, China as a recipient of a David L. Boren Fellowship. My Harvard master’s degree examined the concept of “Military Operations Other Than War,” focusing on its evolution in U.S. and Chinese security fields, and the relationship between non-traditional security and security cooperation in the Asia-Pacific. My PhD will focus on security cooperation/engagement platforms in the Euro-American experience and in the Asia-Pacific region. My UPenn Honors paper examined challenges of balancing embassy security with the local outreach efforts of diplomacy. I served internships at the U.S. State Department, U.S. Embassy Beijing, and U.S. Pacific Command, the latter of which was supported by a Harvard Presidential Public Service Fellowship. Listening to Cambridge's choirs on public radio helped me through the long, cold winter of Inner Mongolia. I cannot believe I will listen to them "in person" this winter!