Announcing the 2013-2014 PON Graduate Research Fellows

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The Program on Negotiation 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 the PON goal of fostering the development of the next generation of scholars, this program provides support for one year of dissertation research and writing in negotiation and related topics in alternative dispute resolution, as well as giving fellows an opportunity to immerse themselves in the diverse array of resources available at PON.

We are excited to have two new fellows join us this fall:

Alexandros Sarris
PhD Candidate, Public International Law, University of Leiden

Alexandros is a PhD student in Public International Law at the University of Leiden. His research is on whether the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is a reasonable framework for international disputes regarding fuel resources in the Polar regions, and if a new treaty will appropriately resolve some of the current arguments. During his time at PON, Alexandros will write on the topic of grey zones in negotiations among parties that have international legal and political ramifications. He holds an LL.B. and LL.M. from the Democritus University of Thrace, and was a coach for the Greek Team in the International Law Moot Court Competition from 2007-2009.

Sarah Woodside
PhD Candidate, Sociology, Boston College

Sarah is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Boston College. Her research is on how individuals in social ventures navigate complex and competing logics, both inside and outside of their organization. While at PON, Sarah will conduct an empirical, qualitative study of eight companies to identify how employees within these companies negotiate among themselves, with their beneficiaries, and with their stakeholders. She has identified these negotiations as key components of their success in creating social transformation and social justice. Sarah is a 2012 Babson College Teaching Innovation Fund Grant recipient, and has been published in Sociology Speaks, Journal of International Negotiation, and Theory in Practice. She holds an M.A. in Dispute Resolution from the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

Click here for additional information about our Graduate Research Fellowship program.

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