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(Washington, October 6) – The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) today announced the names of the eight Jennings Randolph Senior Fellows who began a 10-month residency at the Institute on October 1. The Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship program is a highly competitive international program that provides scholars, policy analysts, policymakers, and other experts with opportunities to spend time in residence at the Institute, reflecting and writing on pressing international peace and security challenges. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country.

Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, USIP’s associate vice president of the Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program, said, “Over the years, Jennings Randolph fellows’ research and publications have made tremendous contributions to our understanding of the causes of conflict and the paths to peace. The JR program allows international experts to interact on a daily basis with scholars, policy experts, and policymakers in Washington, D.C. Now more than ever, it is vitally important for international experts to understand American perspectives on international peace and security issues, and for Americans, in turn, to fully appreciate international views.”

USIP’s Jennings Randolph Senior Fellows for 2008–2009 and their project titles are as follows:

  • Tani Adams, President of the International Institute of Learning for Social Reconciliation (Guatemala City)
    San Martin Jilotepeque: Life and Reconstruction of Community 25 Years after Atrocity
  • Charles T. Call, Assistant Professor in the Program on Peace & Conflict Resolution, American University School of International Service
    Making Peace ‘Stick’: Civil War Recurrence and How to Prevent It
  • Michael Gordon, Chief Military Correspondent, The New York Times
    American Military, Diplomatic and Political Efforts to Stabilize Iraq, 2006–2009
  • Robert Maguire, Director of Programs in International Affairs at Trinity College (Washington, D.C.)
    Resource Allocation for Stability and Development in Transitional Societies: Strategic Decision-Making in the Case of Haiti
  • Asieh Mir, Independent Consultant, Teheran
    Mapping the Minds, Charting the Course: A Qualitative Approach to the Democratic Movement in Iran
  • Leonard S. Rubenstein, President, Physicians for Human Rights
    Toward a New Human Rights/Humanitarian Law Framework on Health in Conflict
  • David Tolbert, former prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia
    Can International Tribunals Make a Difference on the Ground? Lessons from the ICTY
  • Keith David Watenpaugh, Associate Professor of Modern Islam, Human Rights and Peace at the University of California, Davis
    The Middle East and Human Rights: Mass Violence, Refugees, and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism

The USIP JR program also has a number of shorter-term fellowship programs for U.S. and foreign academics.

For more information on USIP’s JR fellowship programs, please visit The application deadline for 2009-2010 fellowships is September 8, 2009.

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