Announcing the 2017 PON Summer Fellows

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PON offers fellowship grants to students at Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University and other Boston-area schools who are doing internships or undertaking summer research projects in negotiation and dispute resolution in partnership with public, nonprofit or academic organizations. The Summer Fellowship Program’s emphasis is on advancing the links between scholarship and practice in negotiation and dispute resolution by supporting students interested in exploring career paths, either professional or academic, in this field. Through this program, PON hopes to prepare students to assume leadership positions in the field of negotiation and dispute resolution, to forge new links between our academic community and worldwide organizations involved in the practice of negotiation and dispute resolution, and to encourage students to reach for opportunities that would otherwise not be available to them due to financial constraints.

We are excited to announce our five 2017 PON Summer Fellows:

Joseph Crupi
Harvard Law School

Joseph Crupi is a second-year student at Harvard Law School. His professional and academic focus is on peace negotiations and post-conflict development. This summer, he will be working as a Summer Associate at the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG). PILPG is a global pro bono law firm providing free legal assistance to states and governments involved in peace negotiations, drafting post-conflict constitutions, and prosecuting war criminals. To facilitate the utilization of this legal assistance, PILPG also provides policy formulation advice and training on matters related to conflict resolution.

Imani Franklin
Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Law School

Imani Franklin is a second-year student at Harvard Law School. Her academic and professional focus is on human rights violations in Middle East/North Africa, particularly concerning the intersection of refugee rights and gender equity. Before law school, Imani worked with youth and women’s empowerment nonprofits in Jordan and Egypt, and served as a research fellow at the Ford Foundation. Imani holds a B.A. in international relations from Stanford University and is completing a concurrent Master’s degree in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School. This summer, Imani will work at the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), a global pro bono law firm that specializes in peace negotiations, war crimes prosecution, and governance and democracy.

Archibald Henry
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Archibald is a Master’s degree candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, focusing on Conflict Resolution and Human Security. This summer, Archibald will be working with the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies, a French oversees research institute based in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, to examine current trends in peace operations in the Horn and eastern Africa. In particular, he will be researching methods of engagement by peacekeepers with non-state criminal actors and other violent groups, as well as efforts by UN and AU missions to work with host government authorities in tackling crime. This research will be useful in thinking about more holistic conflict resolution approaches for addressing violence. Archibald is from Paris and New York. Before attending the Fletcher School, he worked in Rwanda as a researcher and journalist, focusing on peace and security in Africa’s Great Lakes region.

Ameya Kilara
Harvard Kennedy School

Ameya is a student in the Master in Public Administration program at Harvard Kennedy School and a leadership fellow with the Center for Public Leadership. She is a dual-qualified lawyer (in the UK and India) with extensive experience of working in peacebuilding. This summer, she will be working on a comparative research project focused on two cases of negotiations in long-standing and intractable political conflicts – the Israel-Palestine and the India-Pakistan processes. By focusing on crucial moments in these negotiation processes, the aim is to map common causes of failure to reach agreement in each case as understood by the parties themselves, especially from a leadership perspective. Her prior work includes research on armed insurgencies in South Asia with Jonathan Powell at Inter-Mediate and as projects manager of the South Asia program at Conciliation Resources in London, focused on facilitating dialogue and Track 1.5 diplomacy in the India-Pakistan/Kashmir context.

Brayden Koslowsky
Harvard Law School

Brayden is a first-year J.D. student at Harvard Law School, focusing on issues at the intersection of trade, sustainable development, the rule of law, and international negotiation. This summer, he will be working in Santiago, Chile at the UN Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean, Sustainable Development & Human Settlements Division. He will be researching and writing in support of the region’s Principle 10 negotiations on environmental information rights and justice. As this five-year process should be completed by December 2017, he is excited to contribute to the finalization and implementation of the negotiated treaty text. Prior to coming to HLS, Brayden has lived in his native Vancouver, Canada, as well as in Guatemala, South Korea, and Thailand, where he worked in education, social enterprise management, and community development. At HLS, he is an Article and Executive Editor on the International Law Journal, a member of the Foreign Direct Investment Moot team, and the incoming Client Projects Chair on HLS Negotiators.

Julia Szendro
Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

Julia is a graduate student in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence at the Heller School. She is interested in using the principles and tools of conflict resolution to help shape the culture within jails and prisons and to strengthen communities’ capacity to support successful reentry. This summer, Julia will be aiding the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration in bringing mediation services to state and county corrections. These services will support successful reintegration by helping to mend relationships between individuals and their family and friends before their release from prison. Julia is a former Fulbright scholar, with a background in social work and qualitative research. She holds a B.A. from the CUNY Program for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies, having completed her course work at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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