Occidental College Graduate Stephane Alrivy Wins Fulbright Scholarship
Stephane Alrivy of Washington, D.C., a 1994 graduate of Occidental College, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to spend a year in Senegal, Africa.
Alrivy will research political party efforts to consolidate democracy, in addition to examining the relationship between democratization and the prospects for conflict resolution in the Casamance province.
A diplomacy and world affairs major at Occidental, Alrivy has served an internship for the past four years at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs. He has traveled to American embassies in Abu Dhabi, Senegal, Bahrain and Togo.
Alrivy is a Los Angeles native and Ph.D. candidate in Howard University’s Political Science Department. In 1996, he earned a master’s degree in international studies from the University of Denver. While in Colorado, Alrivy was associate editor and book review editor for Africa Today Magazine.
Alrivy is the fifth Occidental student since 1992 to receive a Fulbright Scholarship. The award covers the cost of travel, education and living expenses. The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by former Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. About 234,000 scholars, 88,000 of them from the United States, have participated in the program since its inception.