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Endowed Scholarship Created in Name of Ambassador Harsh Bhasin

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Bhasin sqThe family and friends of Ambassador Harsh Bhasin have created an endowed scholarship in his name at Stony Brook University to honor his legacy and help students looking to pursue a career in diplomacy or foreign service.

The Harsh Bhasin Political Science Endowed Scholarship will support undergraduate students in the Department of Political Science interested in international relations. Ambassador Bhasin was a man who dedicated his life to his love of diplomacy and international relations, so it seems only fitting that his legacy will live on in helping students who aspire to work in those fields.

Ambassador Bhasin spent more than 30 years in the Indian Foreign Service, serving as a career diplomat in eight countries. After his retirement, he found a new home at Stony Brook University, where he taught for almost 20 years. In addition to his work as a faculty member in the Department of Political Science, he served as chair of the Department of Asian and Asian-American Studies and supported the establishment of the Center for India Studies. Bhasin also led student groups on study abroad programs in China, sharing his knowledge and expertise in international relations with several generations of students.

“The Bhasin scholarship is a fitting tribute to Ambassador Bhasin, who was a dedicated and popular instructor at Stony Brook University,” said Leonie Huddy, distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Political Science. “His courses on international relations and the modern politics of China and India were always in high demand. I received many glowing letters from alumni who were grateful to Ambassador Bhasin for his rigor, guidance and career assistance. He inspired many students to work in diplomacy and foreign service and to help make the world a better place. I can’t think of a better way to honor his legacy than with a scholarship for future generations of Seawolves to follow in his footsteps. We are deeply grateful to the Bhasin family for their support.”

Read the full story at SB Matters.

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