2011 Scholarship Recipients
AC4’s 2011 IACM Scholarship Recipients
Scholarship Recipients from Historically Underrepresented Groups
Christine T. Chung
Teachers College, Columbia University
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.
University of Maryland
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.
Teachers College, Columbia University
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.
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.
Harvard Business School
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
University of Pennsylvania
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.
Arizona State University
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.
Obafemi Awolowo University
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.
Kerim Can Kavakli
University of Rochester
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.
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.