Dual BA Student Named James C. Gaither Junior Fellow

Anna Bartoux ‘23GS will work in the Carnegie Endowment’s Nuclear Policy Program through the prestigious fellowship.

April 18, 2023

Anna Bartoux ‘23GS has been awarded a 2023-24 James C. Gaither Junior Fellowship. Each year, through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. offers approximately 14 one-year fellowships to graduating seniors. Gaither Junior Fellows work as research assistants to Carnegie’s senior scholars, supporting the institution’s mission of taking on the most difficult global problems and safeguarding peace. Bartoux will work as a fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program.

Bartoux hails from France and moved to the United States in 2015. Majoring in political science with a particular focus on international and comparative politics, Bartoux is also a Saltzman Student Scholar, a competitive undergraduate mentorship program through the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and works as a columnist and senior editor for the Columbia Political Review. She highlighted Professor Richard K. Betts’ course “War, Peace, and Strategy” as a pivotal opportunity for growth at Columbia. “The class pushed me to think hard about topics that both fascinate and frighten me, and Columbia's intellectual community helped me push my own boundaries and challenge myself on a daily basis,” she said.

As a Gaither Junior Fellow, Bartoux looks forward to working in a think tank environment in Washington, D.C., learning to navigate the policymaking realm. “Carnegie has produced some very impactful research on nuclear topics,” she shared, “and I believe this fellowship will teach me how to best use my knowledge and capabilities to influence nuclear policy in the future.”

To learn more about fellowship opportunities, GS students are encouraged to visit the Fellowships section of the website, and to reach out to the GS Fellowships Office and Undergraduate Research & Fellowships.