Announcing the 2023-2024 PON Graduate Research Fellows

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The Program on Negotiation’s Graduate Research Fellowships are designed to encourage young scholars from the social sciences and professional disciplines to pursue theoretical, empirical, and/or applied research in negotiation and dispute resolution. Consistent with PON’s goal of fostering the development of the next generation of scholars, this fellowship provides support for one year of dissertation research and writing in negotiation and related topics in dispute resolution, and provides fellows with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the diverse array of resources available at PON.

We are very excited to have the two fellows listed below joining us this fall:

Jared MillerJared Miller
Ph.D. Candidate, International Relations, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Jared Miller is a Ph.D. candidate at The Fletcher School at Tufts University where he focuses on the intersection of peacebuilding, anti-corruption, and accountable governance. His dissertation looks at the impact of local-level peacebuilding processes on accountable governance in Nigeria. Specifically, his dissertation examines how peacebuilding efforts challenge violent, transactional dynamics in Nigeria, the impact they have on political settlements, as well as how elite actors respond. More broadly, he is interested in how to strengthen accountable governance in contexts of systemic corruption.

Outside of his doctoral work, Miller is a researcher with the World Peace Foundation where he is part of the Peace & Conflict Resolution Evidence Platform, a research consortium led by the University of Edinburgh and funded by the UK’s Foreign, Development, and Commonwealth Office (FCDO). Miller has also worked with international and local research-to-practice organizations such as the Corruption, Justice and Legitimacy Program and MyIT Consult Limited on peacebuilding and anti-corruption issues. Previously, he worked as a practitioner in Nigeria with Search for Common Ground on community-based peacebuilding programs. Miller holds an MA from The Fletcher School at Tufts University and a BA in International Relations from the College of William & Mary.


Juan Camilo Rivera RugelesJuan Camilo Rivera Rugeles
S.J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School, Harvard University

Juan is an SJD student at Harvard Law School. His dissertation studies the interplay between anti-impunity and transitional justice discourses. Both offer alternative views to the question of how States should deal with a legacy of atrocities to have successful transitions. In the face of the doctrinal and institutional developments resulting from the anti-impunity discourse, what has happened with transitional justice? To answer this question, his dissertation takes Colombia as a case study, in particular, the peace initiatives related to accountability that the Colombian government undertook with several armed groups between 2003-2016. In his view, while at the beginning of that period (2003-2005), it was unclear what the label “transitional” added to the idea of justice as fighting impunity, the following years show that in Colombia transitional justice had at least two distinctive manifestations: it reacted to a severe version of combating impunity, and it provided a frame of reference for the design and justification of truth and reparation institutions and measures.

Rugeles is a Colombian lawyer who graduated from Universidad del Rosario (Bogota), with an LLM from Universidad de los Andes (Bogota) and another from Harvard University. Prior to joining the SJD program, he worked at the Colombian Commission of Jurists, a Colombian human rights NGO; was a legal advisor to the Colombian Congress; and worked as a law clerk at the Colombian Constitutional Court. He has been a lecturer at both the Universidad del Rosario and Universidad de los Andes in several subjects, especially in Legal Theory. His academic interests revolve around critical legal studies, human rights, transitional justice, and constitutional law.



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