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Farquhar Awarded Academic Year FLAS for French and Canadian studies

Samantha Farquhar has been studying Canada’s national and international marine conservation commitments with the help of the FLAS. Her work has been focused on Canada’s promise to protect 10 percent of its marine and coastal areas by 2020 through the designation of “other effective area-based conservation measures” or OECMs. These areas differ from traditional MPAs, but to what extent they differ is debated, as has the meanings of “conservation” and “protected” areas. Farquhar has become comfortable with the French language through her FLAS, allowing her to work with the Government of Canada and other intergovernmental organizations.

Photos taken by Sam Farquhar

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Bassett Receives FLAS Fellowships to Study Tagalog

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Bassett Receives FLAS Fellowships to Study Tagalog

Thanks to two generous awards, first-year Masters student, Hannah Bassett, will have the opportunity to study Tagalog as well Philippine and Southeast Asia area studies over the next year. The two Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships will support both an intensive summer program and Bassett's second year of school.  Supported by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Affair's Southeast Asia Center, Bassett will participate in an intensive two-month immersion in Tagalog and Philippine culture this summer through the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) at University of Wisconsin-Madison. "SEASSI fits an entire year of material into the span of two months," Bassett says, "It's very rigorous! I look forward to building a strong foundation of knowledge around not only Filipino language, but the region's culture and history. The insights I gain will provide critical context for my research into fisheries in the Philippines". 

Following the summer program, Bassett will continue her studies of the Philippines and Southeast Asia through a year-long FLAS Fellowship supported by the Jackson School's Center for Global Studies.

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