On Saturday, November 19, 2011, the American Rhodes Scholar Class of 2012 was announced. From a pool of 830 candidates who had been nominated by their colleges and universities, 32 students were selected to commence their studies at Oxford in October 2012.
One familiar name from Foggy Bottom:
Ronan S. Farrow | Washington, DC, graduated with double majors in philosophy and biology from Bard College in 2004. He was the college’s youngest graduate ever, at age 15. He is now its first Rhodes Scholar. He graduated from Yale Law School in 2009, where he edited the Yale Journal of International Affairs. He is currently Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for Global Youth Issues, and before that was Special Advisor for Humanitarian and NGO Affairs. He has been a political commentator on three networks and in many national publications, and is a songwriter and guitarist. He grew up with fourteen adopted siblings from seven countries speaking six languages. At Oxford, Ronan plans to do a D.Phil. in international development.
Read the bios of the American Rhodes Scholars for 2012 | 11/20/2011 here.