Announcing the 2015 PON Summer Fellows

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About the PON Summer Fellowship Program:

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, non-profit 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.

 

PON 2015 Summer Fellows

Federica du Pasquier
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Federica is a Master’s student at the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies, where she focuses on contemporary Islamism, Conflict Resolution and International Humanitarian Law. This summer, she will intern with the ICRC’s President Office in Geneva, supporting its Negotiation Practice and Network Platform (PNP). This project aims at collecting and systematizing negotiators’ experiences to create a platform that will support a dialog around and learning from humanitarian negotiations. She will also conduct research on humanitarian negotiations with Islamist non-state armed groups for her Master’s thesis. As a research assistant at the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (PILAC), she supports the Counterterrorism and Humanitarian Engagement Project with a focus on humanitarian action in relation to designated non-state armed groups. Federica holds degrees in Law and in International Relations, both from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, where she graduated summa cum laude. She speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish, German and Arabic.

 

Andrew Dusek
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Andrew is a graduate student at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where he focuses on international negotiation and conflict resolution, and human security. This summer, Andrew will serve as the peacebuilding intern with Search for Common Ground (SFCG) in Yangon, Myanmar. He will work on projects that use dialogue and media to aid conflict prevention, identity formation, and reconciliation in Myanmar. Prior to attending Fletcher, Andrew served as senior fellow at The Nexus Fund, an organization dedicated to growing the international network to end mass atrocities, and as a researcher at the Genocide Prevention Program at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Andrew is from Havre, Montana, and holds undergraduate degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Montana.

 

Narine Karapetyan
Suffolk University Law School

Narine is a rising third-year student at Suffolk University Law School.  Her professional and academic focus is in negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. This summer, Narine will be working at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris, France, where she is assigned to the ICC International Court of Arbitration. She is also a court-appointed mediator with the Harvard Mediation Program and has served as a Course Coordinator for a number of Harvard Negotiation Institute summer courses. Narine graduated from the University of South Alabama in International Relations and German, and she speaks four languages.

 

Farzana-Fayeq Mussa
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

Farzana is a Master Candidate of Arts in Conflict and Coexistence Program at Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. This summer, she will travel to Washington D.C. to conduct her internship program with American Enterprise Institute as research assistant on US foreign policy in the Middle East, with a particular focus on Iranian Studies. She will analyze the possible negotiation track for solving the current crises in the Middle East, especially in Iran, Syria and Iraq. Farzana’s research will form the basis of her master’s thesis at the Heller School, in which she seeks to build a negotiation framework for mitigating conflict between Iran over the Syria and Iraq crises. Prior to attending the Heller School, she worked as political analyst for the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. Farzana is originally from Afghanistan, holds a B.A. in Political Science with a focus on International Relations from Kateb University in Afghanistan.

 

Ameya Naik
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Ameya is a dual degree candidate in international relations and international law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, focusing on peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and rule of law in post-conflict states. Prior to attending Fletcher, Ameya served as speechwriter to the Minister of State for Human Resource Development of India, and conducted research on energy policy for the Takshashila Institution, an independent public policy think-tank. This summer, Ameya will intern with the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations at the United Nations in New York. This internship will inform his Masters’ thesis, which examines how international law shapes and is shaped by negotiations between international organizations and non-state actors. Ameya is from Mumbai, India; he holds a BA in Psychology and an LLB from Mumbai University, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Humanitarian Law from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.

 

Ben Naimark-Rowse
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Ben is a Ph.D. student at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a Truman National Security Fellow. His research and teaching focuses on nonviolent resistance. Prior to attending Fletcher, Ben earned a M.P.A. from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School and a B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago. He has managed criminal justice reform programming for the Open Society Justice Initiative, monitored elections with The Carter Center, and served as an expert review group member for the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. He also co-directed Darfurian Voices, the first public opinion survey of refugees from Darfur on issues of peace, justice and reconciliation. The project entailed leading a 30-person team in interviewing 2,152 refugees along the Chad/Sudan border and briefing findings to key stakeholders around the world. This summer Ben will conduct archival research in the U.K. and South Africa as part of a project titled, “Dear Friend: Correspondence Across Enemy Lines.” Dear Friend seeks to document and analyze private correspondence between the leaders of nonviolent resistance movements and the leaders of their target regimes starting with South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Movement.

 

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