Kate Wilkinson

Bridge Award Fellow


Bridge Award Fellow
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)


Kate Wilkinson is a Bridge Award Fellow at NBR.

As a Fellow, Ms. Wilkinson participates in a variety of activities that support research projects and institutional initiatives and outreach efforts.

Ms. Wilkinson is completing her MA in International Affairs at the George Washington University’s Elliott School for International Affairs. Her research focuses on security and development, as well as on issues in Muslim Asia. She recently completed a Boren Fellowship in Tajikistan, where she studied Farsi and Dari and conducted independent research on the role of microfinance institutions in poverty alleviation and their impact on security.

She earned a BA in English, with a minor in Spanish, and a BS in Public Relations from the University of Florida. After her undergraduate studies, Ms. Wilkinson spent a year in Indonesia on a Fulbright Scholarship.

Prior to working at NBR, she was an intern for the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies and the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, as well as a consultant for various organizations. She has also spent time volunteering in India, Bosnia, and the West Bank. Ms. Wilkinson speaks Spanish, Indonesian, Farsi, Dari, and Tajik.

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