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06th June 2016

Exonian to publish Diplomas and Diplomacy: The History of the Marshall Scholarship

Exonian Aroop Mukharji (2007, Williams) will publish Diplomas and Diplomacy: The History of the Marshall Scholarship later this month with Palgrave Macmillan.

The first published work to chart the history of the Marshall Scholarship, this book details the origins of the Scholarship in the British Foreign Office and subsequently traces the award’s evolution through the careers and narratives of a range of Scholars. It further explores the complex and dynamic interaction between education and diplomacy through the broader lens of Anglo-American relations by way of extensive primary-source document research, interviews, and statistical analysis. It includes a foreword from the Foreign Secretary, Sir Philip Hammond.

The Marshall Scholarship is a postgraduate scholarship available to American students for study at any university in the United Kingdom. It is the most selective graduate fellowship available to American undergraduates, with 3.2% of 970 university-endorsed applicants ultimately securing the scholarship in 2015, and along with the Fulbright Scholarship it is the only broadly available scholarship available to Americans to study at any University in the United Kingdom. It is widely considered one of the most prestigious scholarships for US citizens. The Scholarship aims to increase the understanding and bonds between America and the UK.

Aroop Mukharji studied at Exeter College for a year during his undergraduate degree at Williams College, Massachusetts as part of the Williams at Exeter Programme in Oxford. He is the third member of his family to study at Exeter College, following in the footsteps of his grandfather and his great-grandfather who studied here as undergraduates from 1946-49 and from 1922-23 respectively.

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