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Honors student receives fellowship

Peter Courtney, a senior Honors student from Alpharetta, has been awarded a 2005 Foreign Policy and National Security Fellowship.

Courtney is working in Sen. Saxby ­Chambliss’s (R-Ga.) Washington, D.C., office during spring semester. The senator’s office and UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs awarded the fellowship.

Courtney, who will receive a bachelor’s degree in international affairs in May 2005, is working with Sen. Chambliss’s senior policy advisers for national security affairs. His responsibilities include assisting with the development of background papers, attending meetings, analyzing major ongoing world events, conducting research and coordinating with the executive branch on international affairs, security policy and intelligence issues.

He will receive academic credit for the ­additional academic projects (papers, essays, readings) he completes while in Washington. Gary K. Bertsch, a UGA professor and ­director of the Center for International Trade and ­Security, will supervise his academic work.

The Foreign Policy and National ­Security Fellowship is a paid staff position in Sen. Chambliss’s office.