Djibril Cherif wins Best Outstanding Student Delegate Award
Djibril Cherif wins Best Outstanding Student Delegate Award of the Executive Council of the 18th Session of The Annual International Model African Union Conference, held at Howard University, Washington, DC, February 20-23
My name is Djibril Cherif and I am a senior double majoring in International Politics and African Studies. Through a joint undergraduate-graduate program, I am concurrently pursuing a Masters in International Affairs with a concentration in Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at the Penn State School of International Affairs (SIA). My international experience includes a study abroad program to Switzerland in Spring 2017 where we analyzed the role of the United Nations and its agencies in Geneva. Furthermore, in the summer of 2017, I interned at the Guinean Embassy to Nigeria. Shortly after in Nigeria, I also had the opportunity to work with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the Directorate of Political Affairs on conflict prevention matters. During the Summer of 2018, I interned with the State Department working in the Political Section of the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. This past summer, I worked with the United Nations in New York at the Permanent Observer Mission of the OIC. At Penn State, my activities include leading the school’s delegation to the annual International Model African Union Conference. In February of 2020, during this year’s conference, I had the privilege to earn two distinctions notably the Michelle Tooley Outstanding Delegation in Committee Award recognizing exceptional leadership and performance in diplomacy and negotiation. Finally, at Penn State, I am also a Teaching Assistant for the Africa in Cinema course offered by Dr.Makoni.