Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN)
Graduate Fellowships and Awards
SCICN Graduate Fellows Program
Each year, SCICN selects approximately fifteen fellows from across the professional schools and graduate programs within the university who work on isses related to international or intergroup conflict processes, conflict resolution or peacebuilding.
Graduate fellows meet regularly with faculty, researchers, and respected practitioners from around the world. A key component of the program is the opportunity to engage real world practitioners in extended conversation and to participate in the theory/practice workshops described here. During the winter and spring quarters, the fellows attend an SCICN speaker series and meet with invited speakers over an informal meal.
SCICN Graduate Student Fellows in 2012-13 (see bios at bottom of this page)
Back row L-R: Kieran O'Connor (SCICN Affiliated Scholar), Caitlin Monroe, Manuela Travaglianti, Itay Ravid, Gilat Bachar, Danny Buerkli, Allen Weiner (SCICN Co-Director)
Front row L-R: Anupma Kulkarni (SCICN Post-Grad Fellow), Adi Greif, Renana Keydar, Neta Konigstein, Lindy Rouillard-Labé, Deirdre Hegarty, Omar Shakir
Applications for the 2013-2014 year are due on October 21, 2013.
For more info download the Grad Fellows Program flyer.
Richard S. Goldsmith Fellows Research Grant
SCICN Fellows are eligible for research grants up to $4000 for projects related to SCICN themes. For the 2013-2014 academic year, applications will be due at a date to be determined in the spring quarter.
Richard S. Goldsmith Prize
For more information, please download the flyer here: 2013 Goldsmith Announcement.pdf
The 2013-2014 deadline for submissions will be announce in the spring of 2014.
The Goldsmith Award for Student Writing in Dispute Resolution is named for Judge Richard S. Goldsmith, former chief magistrate of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Judge Goldsmith was an early and important advocate for alternative methods of solving disputes. The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students university-wide. SCICN faculty review the submissions and select the winning paper, which is awarded a $1000 prize.
SCICN Graduate Fellows, 2012-2013
Mohammad Ali is a JD Candidate at the Stanford Law School.
Gilat Bachar is a J.S.M candidate at Stanford Law School, as part of the Stanford Program in International Legal Studies (SPILS). Gilat is from Tel Aviv, Israel and holds an LL.B. in Law, Summa cum Laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2010), and an M.B.A. in Business Administration, Summa cum Laude, which she earned simultaneously as part of an Interdisciplinary Honors Program. During her studies, Gilat has worked as a research and teaching assistant in constitutional law and as a pre-intern in the criminal department at the State Attorney Office, and was a member of the editorial board of ‘Mishpatim,’ the Hebrew University Faculty of Law’s major law review. Upon graduation, she became a Legal Clerk with the chambers of Justice Dorit Beinisch, the President of the Israeli Supreme Court at the time. Later on, Gilat joined one of the leading law firms in Israel, where she specialized in dispute resolution, with an emphasis on commercial litigation. Throughout this time, Gilat combined her work as a lawyer with a teaching assistance position at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center, presenting weekly lectures on tort law. As an SCICN Fellow, her research concentrates on the role of civil litigation initiated by Palestinians against the State of Israel in national courts within the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Danny Buerkli is a Master's student in the International Policy Studies program at Stanford.
Adi Greif is a Ph.D candidate in Political Science at Yale University and an affiliate at Stanford's CISAC and CDDRL for 2012-2013. She has lived in Egypt, Jordan and Morocco and traveled extensively throughout the region. She holds an M.A. in Political Science from Yale University and a B.A. with honors in Political Science and a minor in Math from Stanford University. Prior to her graduate studies, she worked at the U.S. Institute of Peace through the Tom Ford Fellowship in Philanthropy. Adi's resarch focuses on international alliances, state formation and comparative gender politics in the Middle East. Her dissertation, "The Effects of Great Power Politics on Gender Equality in the Middle East," investigates why gender equality has varied in teh Middle East both cross-nationally and over time from independence to the present. It uses cross-national statistics as well as interviews from Egypt and Jordan.
Deirdre Hegarty is a Master's student in the International Policy Studies program at Stanford.
Micaela Hellman-Tincher is a Master's student in the International Policy Studies program at Stanford.
Renana Keydar is a Ph.D candidate in Comparative Literature at Stanford.
Justin Mankin Ph.D student in Environment & Resources in the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford. Justin characterizes and quantifies the impacts of climate variability and change on people in the developing world. In examining human vulnerability to climate, Justin tests whether and how climate change may influence the likelihood or dynamics of civil conflict. In this research, he draws upon his civil service career in intelligence work, including his various deployments to nations embroiled in the harsh realities of 21st C. development and violent conflict. He holds degrees from Columbia University (BA, MPA) and London School of Economics (MS). Find him at http://goo.gl/GYu7f or http://goo.gl/2lFf8
Neta Konigstein is a JSM candidate at the Stanford Law School, and a Fellow in the Stanford Program in International Legal Studies.
Caitlin Monroe is a Master's student in African Studies at Stanford.
Itay Ravid is a JSM candidate at the Stanford Law School, and a Fellow in the Stanford Program in International Legal Studies.
Lindy Rouillard-Labé is an LL.M. candidate in Law, Science and Technology. Her research focuses on government compensation for victims of natural disasters. Previously, she was an attorney with the Canadian Department of Justice, where she litigated civil cases before various courts and administrative tribunals. Rouillard-Labbé graduated with honors from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (B.A. 2007, LL.B. 2008). During law school, she worked as a research assistant on a reform proposal of the Quebec Consumer Protection Act. After her studies, Rouillard-Labbé served as a law clerk to Canadian Supreme Court Justice Morris J. Fish. She also worked as a lecturer in public international law at UQAM and completed an internship at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.
Omar Shakir is a JD candidate at the Stanford School of Law. A 2007-2008 Fulbright Scholar in Syria, his academic and legal work has centered on issues of human rights and the law in the Muslim world and here in the US. He is co-author of the Stanford/NYU 'Living Under Drones' report, which assessed the civilian consequences of US drone practices in Pakistan, and has written on other topics including the Egyptian opposition movement and economic reform in Syria. Omar completed his MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service (where he held a full departmental scholarship) and his BA with honors in International Relations from Stanford. In law school, he has worked with the Office of the Prosecutor at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Santa County Public Defender’s Office. At Stanford, he has served as president of the International Law Society, co-president of the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Program, co-chair of the campus chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, founding vice president of the Stanford Association for Law in the Middle East, and co-president of Students for Palestinian Equal Rights (a group he founded as an undergrad in 2006).
Manuela Travaglianti is a Ph.D. Candidate in Politics at New York University and a visiting scholar at the Center of African Studies at UC Berkeley. Her research explores the causes of electoral violence within ethnic groups, political accountability and economic voting in developing countries, and the economic causes of civil wars, with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. She spent five months of fieldwork in Burundi, where she was also electoral observer, and collaborated as a policy consultant with the Center on International Cooperation at NYU on international assistance in post-conflict countries.
Nicola Ulibarri is a Ph.D candidate in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources at Stanford, and a David & Lucille Packard Foundation - National Science Foundation Stanford Graduate Fellow in Science & Engineering. She was born and raised in Taos, New Mexico, and has an AB in Social Anthropology from Harvard University and an MSc in Nature, Society, and Environmental Policy from the University of Oxford. Following her masters program, Nicola returned to New Mexico to work with Amigos Bravos, a grassroots river-protection nonprofit. Nicola’s interests focus on finding governance practices and institutions that allow human beings to relate to the natural world in a truly sustainable way. For her dissertation, Nicola is exploring the role of collaboration in historical and ongoing decision-making processes around dam operations and hydropower licensing in the US. Her study combines ethnography, archival research, and hydrological modeling.
Yael Zeira holds a Ph.D in Political Science from New York University, and is a Minerva Postdoctoral Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford.