Awards & Honors

Academic

  • Council on Foreign Relations – International Affairs Fellowship, 2016.
  • Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government – Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs International Security Program Post-doctoral Fellowship, 2015.
  • Council on Foreign Relations – International Affairs Fellowship, 2015. Declined (to accept Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Fellowship).
  • Dartmouth College – John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Post-doctoral Fellowship, 2015. Declined (to accept Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Fellowship).
  • U.S. Supreme Court – Fellowship, 2014.
  • Yale Law School – Olin Fellow, John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy, 2006-09.
  • Yale Law School – Two-time recipient of Streiker Funds Grant, 2006-09.
  • Stanford University – Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDR) Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, 2005.
  • International Criminal Justice Resource Center – Grant for “recognition of your efforts in international justice,” 2003.
  • International Studies Award from the Gilbert Murray Trust of the United Kingdom, 2003.
  • Marshall Scholarship, 2001.
  • Finalist, Rhodes Scholarship, 2001.
  • George Mitchell Scholarship, 2001. Declined (to accept Marshall Scholarship).
  • Yale Law School – Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights Summer Fellowship, 2000.
  • W. Saxe Memorial Fund – J.W. Saxe Memorial Prize , 2000.
  • Yale University – Distinction in the Major for highest honors in the political science major, 2000.
  • Yale University Department of Political Science – Nominated, Best Thesis in American Government, 2000.
  • Pi Sigma Alpha: National Political Science Honors Society, 2000.
  • Yale University – Beta Rho: Yale University Political Science Honors Society, 2000.
  • Yale University – John M. Brodie Prize to “an athlete with high academic standing” for postgraduate study, 2000. Declined (to accept Marshall Scholarship).
  • Yale University – Saybrook College Fellows’ Prize for “distinguished intellectual achievement as well as to recognize accomplishments of unusual enterprise and imagination in fields of endeavor,” 2000.
  • Yale University – F. Wilder Bellamy, Jr., Memorial Award for strength of character, academics, athletics, and community service, 1999.
  • Yale University – Frank M. Patterson Prize in Political Science , 1999.
  • Humanity-in-Action – Fellowship for study of human rights and cultural history in Denmark and The Netherlands, Summer 1999.
  • Yale UniversityPhi Alpha Theta: Yale University History Honors Society, 1997.
  • Yale University – Association of Yale Alumni Fellowship Award, Spring 1997.

Leadership and Service

  • One of the “Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders” from The Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy to recognize “the extraordinary accomplishments of a diverse cross section of rising foreign policy leaders from across the public and private sectors, civil society, academia, media, and beyond,” 2011.
  • Humanity in Action – Dr. Louis Rabineau Award to “recognize outstanding leadership” in human rights, Berlin, Germany, 2011.
  • International Achievement Summit – Invited delegate to summit hosted by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, Los Angeles, CA, 2006.
  • Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business – “A Leader of Our Generation” recognition and subject of case study in course on “Leadership Out of the Box” taught by Professor Ella Bell, 2006.
  • International Criminal Court (ICC) – Certificate of Commendation from ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo “acknowledging his close support of the work of the Immediate Office of the Prosecutor in its first major activities; and noting, in particular, his highly competent and incisive policy research and analysis relevant to war crimes prosecutions, State sovereignty, the relationship of the Office to external institutions and other key issues of concern to the Immediate Office,” 2003.
  • United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and for Rwanda (ICTR) – Award and plaque from ICTY / ICTR Chief Prosecutor Carla del Ponte for “your outstanding contributions to international criminal justice,” 2002.

Athletic

  • Yale University – James R. Gets Trophy for “Most Valuable Wrestler of the Year,” 2000.
  • National Collegiate Wrestling Association – All American, 1998.
  • National Collegiate Wrestling Association – Runner-up National Champion, 1998.
  • National Collegiate Wrestling Association – National Team Champion, 1998.
  • Yale University – Varsity Letter Award (wrestling), 1998.
  • Yale University – John O’Donnell Trophy for “Most Outstanding Sophomore of the Year” in wrestling, 1998.
  • Yale University – Gill Kinney Trophy for “Outstanding Freshman of the Year Award” in wrestling, 1997.