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Congratulations 2020 Luce Scholar From the College of Arts & Sciences
Assist us in congratulating senior Bakari Sibert, one of 18 students to be named a 2020-2021 Luce Scholar. On March 31, 2020, President Frederick shared this great news with the Howard University community and had this to say:
"I am pleased to announce senior Bakari Sibert is one of 18 students to be named a 2020-2021 Luce Scholar. After completing a competitive, three-month long selection process, Mr. Sibert is the first Howard University Luce Scholar in school history.
This prestigious fellowship experience will have a profound impact on his global perspective and propel him toward his career goals of building a more sustainable world. Mr. Sibert was one of 165 candidates nominated by 70 colleges and universities across the country. As a Luce Scholar, he will journey to Asia to study traditional textile creation for 13 months.
The Luce Scholars Program was started by the Henry Luce Foundation to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The upcoming cohort will explore issues related to climate change, an issue the foundation believes is a central concern for the scholars’ generation.
Mr. Sibert is a political science major, philosophy minor born in Atlanta and raised in Washington. He has a strong interest in the philosophical principles of political theory and bioethics. His interest in bioethics led him to become a Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Research Fellow in 2019 where he developed a codebook of ethics for genetics and genomics research for Uganda in partnership with the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) initiative."