David Shimer, of Davenport College, is majoring in history with a focus on Russia and Eastern Europe. He first developed a passion for the region while in high school, where he wrote an original Cold War thesis under Yale history professor John Gaddis that was later published in the West Point Undergraduate Historical Review. At Yale, he is the editor-in-chief of the Yale Daily News, leading a board of 40 and a staff of roughly 200 students. Shimer previously interned for Hillary Clinton’s campaign policy team and then served as the youngest member of her general election debate preparations team. He intends to complete his B.A. and M.A. in history in May 2018, and then to pursue a joint J.D. and M.A. in international affairs.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation was created by Congress in 1975 to be the nation’s living memorial to President Harry S. Truman. The foundation has a mission to select and support the next generation of public service leaders. Since its creation, the Truman award has become one of the most prestigious national scholarships in the United States.
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