Political Science Major Named Fulbright Scholar

Bayly Winder, a senior majoring in political science, received a Fulbright grant to Kuwait to study the diwaniyya, intellectual forums. Through visits to a variety of diwaniyyas and interviews with mostly college-aged Kuwaitis, he will research the ways in which this central sociocultural institution is evolving in light of social media and globalization. Winder, who spent his junior year abroad in Qatar, plans to attend graduate school and study the international relations of the Middle East with a particular emphasis on security studies and the Arabic language. He hopes to join the State Department and work as Foreign Service Officer.