2013 Scholarship Recipients

AC4’s 2013 IACM Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Recipients from Historically Underrepresented Groups

RKishi_AC4Roudabeh Kishi
University of Maryland, College Park, United States
Government and Politics

Roudabeh Kishi is a doctoral candidate in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland – College Park, and will be a fellow at the United States Institute of Peace during the 2013-2014 academic year.  Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the effect of foreign aid dependency and ethnic exclusion on the onset of armed civil conflict, specifically in Africa.  She is currently a research assistant at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management, where she is part of a multi-university, multi-disciplinary initiative, funded by the Department of Defense, addressing mediation in the intrastate context, which has led to her current AC4 project.

Scholarship Recipients from Developing Countries

AliyaAliya Tskhay
Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
Global Studies

Aliya Tskhay is a PhD student at Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. Her research is focusing on foreign investor’s role in promotion of transparency in extractive industries in Caspian Sea region. Aliya is a research fellow at the Organization for Intra-Cultural Development (OICD) an NPO seeking to apply research on identity to policymaking, conflict transformation and cohesion-building projects.

MURILLO_2 copyMurillo Dias
ESC Rennes School of Business, France

Business Administration

Murillo’s paper presents the preliminary findings of a survey carried out among Brazilians (N=700) about conflict management in business negotiations. The survey consisted of sending an electronic questionnaire to 1800 people (39 per cent response rate). The survey investigated responses’ frequency distributionin order to understand the success or failure of manipulation in business negotiations at the bargaining table in future researches. The outcome reported self-interest and retaliative unilateral actions as primary outcomes. Full details of the questionnaire and results are given in this work.

huojun sunHuojun Sun
People’s Republic of China
University of Bologna, Italy
Law and Economics

As an IACM Scholarship Recipient, Huojun’s main research interest focuses on interpersonal trust, social norms and social conflicts using experimental economics methods. And his paper presented in the 2013 IACM investigates the relationship between the individuals’ generalized trust and their abilities of predicting trustworthiness, finding that high trustors are significantly better than low trustors at predicting others’ trustworthiness only because they are less betrayal averse and have a higher willingness to acquire others’ information.

FengFeng Bai
People’s Republic of China
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada
Organizational Psychology

Feng Bai is from Nantong, Jiangsu Province, China, and now a 3rd year PhD student in organizational behavior and human resource management at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is interested in understanding how social hierarchy functions. More specifically, he studies whether and how a motive for high social rank leads to conflict, and the role of morality in this relationship.

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