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In the fall of 2013, I had the opportunity to intern with the United States Mission to the United Nations. During my time there, I worked in the executive office of the current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power. I was able to witness the first ever U.N. Security Council agreement on Syria, I attended U.N. negotiations on Women’s rights, volunteered at White House and United Nations General Assembly events, interacted with Ambassadors and Heads of State from all over the world, and had firsthand exposure to high level diplomacy meetings. The internship provided me the opportunity of a life time and for that I am thankful for all the faculty and staff of the International Studies and History department of Texas State University, who without their help would have not been possible.
You can find the original news article here under the title "Bobcats Gleam at Bilateral Model Arab League"
William McWhorter, the Texas Historical Commission's (THC) Military Sites Program coordinator and History Department Alumni, was a featured guest speaker in Frankfurt, Germany. In an article published in The Medallion, he discusses the history of German civilian interns in Texas and other U.S. locations during WWII.
You can find the full article here.
Rebecca Kosary, now teaching at TLU, published "'To Punish and Humiliate the Entire Community': White Violence Perpetrated Against African-American Women in Texas, 1865-1868" in Kenneth W. Howell, ed., Still the Arena of Civil War: Violence and Turmoil in Reconstruction Texas, 1865-1874 (UNT Press, 2012), 327-31.