Next Generation Grant Recipient Spotlight: Elizabeth McClintock

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Twice-yearly, the Program on Negotiation runs the Next Generation Grant program, which supports research in negotiation and conflict resolution by non-tenured faculty and doctoral students. Recently Elizabeth McClintock, a Ph.D. candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, was awarded a Next Generation Grant.

Ms. McClintock applied for the grant in support of research for her thesis, “Securing the Space for Political Transition: The Evolution of Civil-Military Relations in Burundi.” Through the funding provided by PON, Ms. McClintock was able to conduct interviews in the field with both military and civilian officials in Burundi, as she describes below:

“Working through my network of professional contacts, I conducted 20 semi-­‐structured  interviews with key Burundian decision-­‐makers, facilitated one focus group and conducted three additional, informal interviews during my first month of field research in August 2012. My interviews targeted both military and civilian officials: high-­‐level army officers (Lieutenant Colonels, Colonels and Generals), a former President and Senator, a former Prime Minister, officials from the Ministry of Defense, donor partners, and relevant civil society actors working in the domain of security sector reform and good governance.  I also started archival research at “Le Renouveau” newspaper and collected and reviewed books on the conflict in Burundi from a private library – many of which I’ve been unsuccessful finding either in the US or France.   This visit also set the stage for my subsequent research trip to Burundi, conducted in January 2013.”

For more information on Ms. McClintock’s research, please click here to read her project summary.

If you are interested in contacting Ms. McClintock, she can be reached at

For more information on the Program on Negotiation’s Next Generation Grant program, please click here.

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