Meet the 2017 AC4-CMMI Graduate Fellows

Three outstanding graduate students will be attending this year’s Learning Exchange in October as AC4 fellows. The fellows are all currently working on applied research projects that aim to constructively resolve a conflict or address issues of violence and sustainability and are applying CMM to do so. As a group, the three projects bring attention to bridging divides, tying in to the overall theme of this year’s Learning Exchange in London, “Minding the Gap: Creating New Space for Coherence”.

Laura Peters is a doctorate student from University of Oregon and is conducting research on post-conflict transformations in Nepal. Julianne Parayo is a master’s student from Teachers College at Columbia University who is focused on choral music and political reflections in the Philippines. Tahleen Wright, a new master’s student at the University at Buffalo, looks at bridging barriers between interpreter, patient, and physician at end-of-life.

Laura Peters, Julianne Parayo , and Tahleen Wright

Laura Peters, Julianne Parayo , and Tahleen Wright

The AC4 Fellowship Program is housed at Columbia University’s Earth Institute and aims to advance sustainable peace through innovation and integration. This is the 4th cohort of fellowships that AC4 has awarded to select graduate students who are invited to present at the CMM Learning Exchange.
Learn more about the 2017 fellows and the AC4 – CMM LE Fellowship Program here:

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