The Center was very honored to host Jose Maria Aznar as the 2004-2005 Peltason Lecturer and a Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow, April 4, 2004. Prime Minister of Spain Aznar came as CSD's guest thanks to the personal invitation of former Ambassador to Spain, George Argyros.  Proceeds from a dinner for the Prime Minister hosted by the Ambassador provided funding for the Aznar-Argyros Fellowships for the period 2006-2010.

These fellowships provided support for students who entered the Ph.D. program in sociology or political science at UC Irvine.

Aznar-Argyros Fellows:

  • Fall 2009:  Danvy Le, BA, CSU Fresno
  • Fall 2008:  Benjamin Thomas, BA, UC San Diego
  • Fall 2007:  Elizabeth Sowers, BA, UC Santa Barbara
  • Fall 2006:  Kristine Coulter, BA, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Fall 2006:  Jared Olesen, BS, Illinois State University
  • Fall 2006:  Kimberly Shella, BA Oberlin College; MA, Georgetown University

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