2011 Scholarship Recipients

AC4’s 2011 IACM Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Recipients from Historically Underrepresented Groups

Picture of Christine Chung - IACM Recipient 2011Christine T. Chung
Teachers College, Columbia University
Social-Organizational Psychology

As an IACM Scholarship Recipient, Christine worked on programs exploring how culture impacts conflicts over time and what approaches practitioners may employ to overcome cultural gaps and bring about collaborative resolutions. She shared two of these projects—a dynamical systems study of cultural norms in negotiations and a cross-cultural comparison of conflict attractor landscapes—with the conflict research and practice community at the 2011 IACM Annual Conference in Istanbul, Turkey.

Picture of Ashley Fulmer - IACM Scholarship Recipient 2011Ashley Fulmer
University of Maryland
Organizational Psychology

As an IACM Scholarship Recipient, Ashley’s research presentation focused on how divergent trust profiles arise from the key processes entailed in trust decisions during the phases of trust formation, dissolution, and restoration, and their individual and social contextual determinants. This novel theoretical framework highlighted the different ways trust evolves in social relationships and offers testable hypotheses to generate future research.

Picture of Regina Kim - IACM Scholarship Recipient 2011Regina Kim
Teachers College, Columbia University
Social-Organizational Psychology

As an IACM Scholarship Recipient, Regina’s research project examined cross-cultural differences in value orientations for power distribution and type and degree of interdependence on managing conflict at work. In addition, her research explored the effect of adaptivity (ability to be flexible and respond or behave in ways that fit the situation) on conflict processes and job-related outcomes in the workplace.

Picture of Roudabeh Kishi - IACM Scholarship Recipient 2011Roudabeh Kishi
University of Maryland, College Park
Government and Politics

As an IACM Scholarship Recipient, Roudabeh’s research was part of a multi-university, multi-disciplinary initiative, funded by the Department of Defense, addressing the role of culture in the mediation process of international crises and conflicts.

Picture of Patricia Satterstrom - IACM Scholarship Recipient 2011Patricia Satterstrom
Harvard Business School
Management

As an IACM Scholarship Recipient, Pat presented her work on collaborative potential—the cues that people use to determine that two or more individuals will work well together.

Scholarship Recipients from Developing Countries

Picture of Pavel Atanasov - IACM Scholarship Recipient 2011Pavel Atanasov
Bulgaria
University of Pennsylvania
Psychology

As an IACM Scholarship Recipient, Pavel’s paper presentation focused on bribery, modeling the interaction as a negotiation with negative externalities incurred by society. Most research on ethics in negotiation focuses on the interaction between the negotiating parties (e.g. sellers deceiving buyers). In contrast, bribery is an example of a negotiation, in which bribe-givers and bribe-takers are mostly honest to each other, but act dishonestly toward a passive third party – society (e.g. issuing fake driver’s licenses endangers everyone on the road). The paper argues that moral considerations play an important role in bribery interactions and discusses the ways in which boundedly ethical negotiating parties diffuse or outsource the blame for their own dishonest actions.

Picture of Nurhayat Bilge - IACM Scholarship Recipient 2011Nurhayat Bilge
Turkey
Arizona State University
Psychology

As an IACM Scholarship Recipient, Nurhayat’s dissertation focused on the cultural identity of a refugee group from Russia, called Meskhetian Turks. This project was an exploration of Meskhetian Turks’ ethnic identity through in-depth interviews aiming to understand how Meskhetians perceive their own cultural identity, their connection to Turks and Turkey, and their place in the American society. By exploring these three areas, Nurhayat revealed how these three aspects connect together to form the Meskhetian cultural identity and provideed an understanding of the strong connection between intercultural conflicts and cultural identity.

Picture of Akin Iwilade - IACM Scholarship Recipient 2011Akin Iwilade
Nigeria
Obafemi Awolowo University
International Relations

As an IACM Scholarship Recipient, Akin presented findings on a research project focused on the exclusion of women from post conflict peace negotiations in Africa.

Picture of Kerim Can Kavakli - IACM Scholarship Recipient 2011Kerim Can Kavakli
Turkey
University of Rochester
Political Science

As an IACM Scholarship Recipient, Kerim Can wrote the following paper, “Determinants of Contributions to Peacekeeping Operations”, in which he examined states’ decisions to send troops to peacekeeping operations. The main contribution of this paper is to emphasize the role of the institutional venue of cooperation. Kerim Can argued that major powers prefer to participate in non-UN led operations because they can afford to forgo UN members’ military and financial assistance in order to retain operational autonomy. He determined other states participate more in UN operations because their need for burden-sharing trumps their desire for autonomy.

Picture of Andres Macias - IACM Scholarship Recipient 2011Andres Macias
Colombia
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan
Peace and Conflict Studies

As an IACM Scholarship Recipient, Andres presented his empirical research on the DDR process in Colombia, focusing on the advantages of a community reintegration approach regarding the economic reintegration of the households of former combatants and the creation and reconstruction of new social capital.