2015 Scholarship Recipients

AC4‘s 2015 IACM Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Recipients from Historically Underrepresented Groups

April Bang photoApril Hyoeun Bang
Teachers College, United States
Adult Learning and Leadership

April Bang is a doctoral student in the Adult Learning and Leadership program of the Organization and Leadership Department at Teachers College, Columbia University.  Prior to her doctoral studies, she has taught “Leadership: Becoming an Agent of Change” to undergraduate students at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea and has worked in various positions across the fields of social entrepreneurship, human rights, criminal justice reform, international rule of law development, economic policy, and finance.  Her current research interests include leadership and adaptivity in complex systems, arts-based approaches to conflict resolution, and the interaction between transformative learning and systemic change.


ChicvakCourtney Chicvak
Columbia University, United States
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Courtney Chicvak is currently enrolled in the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NeCR) Masters program at Columbia University. As an IACM scholar, her research focuses on conflict resolution in the workplace with an emphasis on labor-management relations.

Scholarship Recipients from Developing Countries

alineAline Mugisho, Democratic Republic of Congo
University of Erfurt, Germany
Public Policy

Mugisho M’Mishugi Aline is a doctorate student at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt in Germany. As an IACM scholar, her research focuses on Protection through Social Resilience: An analysis of Women’s Strategies for Protection in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.


Braga photoCamila Braga, Brazil
University of São Paulo, Brazil
Political Science

Camila Braga is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at University of São Paulo (USP) and has a MPhil in International Relations, with emphasis in Peace, Defense and International Security at San Tiago Dantas Graduate Program (UNESP, UNICAMP and PUC-SP). Currently, she works as a researcher for the International Relations Research Center (IRRS/NUPRI) at USP and as a collaborative researcher for the Defense and Security Work Group (GEDES) at San Tiago Dantas Graduate Program (UNESP, UNICAMP and PUC-SP).


Agbiboa, Daniel_20130219_Sociology (1) (1)Daniel E. Agbiboa, Nigeria
University of Oxford, England
International Development

Daniel E. Agbiboa is currently at an advanced stage of his doctoral candidature in International Development at the University of Oxford, England. He holds an M.Phil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, England, and an MA in International Relations (summa cum laude) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. His research includes conflict transformation, everyday corruption, and spatial urban dynamics. He is the author of over 40 peer-reviewed articles in international refereed journals, including Third World Quarterly, Journal of Asia and African Studies, Australian Journal of International Affairs, and African Security. As an IACM Scholarship Recipient, Daniel’s research applies the social identity theory to understanding the dynamics of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria.


Hong Zhang

Hong Zhang, China
Free University, Germany

Hong Zhang is currently a PhD student at Free University of Berlin, Germany. Hong’s research concentrates on issue management and agenda setting in negotiation. At the 2015 IACM, Hong will present her study on issue packages in negotiation. She systematically tests whether the strong recommendations from negotiation theory of choosing a simultaneous agenda in multi-issue negotiation does in fact generate more favorable outcomes as compared to negotiating them as packages. She hopes her research could inspire business leaders and drive positive impacts in the real world.


Wen_photoShan Wen (Vivien), Singapore
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Strategy, Management and Organization

Shan Wen is a PhD student in the Division of Strategy, Management, and Organization in the Nanyang Business School (NBS) at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Her main research interest is the interactive role of culture and gender in negotiations. Before joining NBS, she received a Bachelor degree in psychology and a Master degree in applied psychology at Beijing Normal University.


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Muhammad Riaz Khan, Pakistan
Institute of Management Sciences, Pakistan
Organizational Psychology

Muhammad Riaz Khan belongs to the war-on-terror hit remote area of Pakistan (i.e. FATA) and is currently doing PhD in Organizational Psychology from Institute of Management Sciences (IMSciences), Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. His PhD topic is related with Breach and Violation of Psychological Contract and Workplace Conflict in the third sector (Non-profit/ social sector). He earned a M.S. with Gold Medal for his thesis on “Individualism- collectivism and conflict management styles: Sub-cultural level analysis” and a M.B.A. (HRM) with scholastic distinction from the same institute.


GhaiSakshi Ghai, India
Ashoka University, India
Conflict Studies and Identity

Sakshi Ghai is currently pursuing the Young India Fellowship from Ashoka University in India, a unique multi-disciplinary intellectual exposure in liberal arts education. As an IACM recipient, her research delves in understanding the world of deception and how through reorienting our moral virtues one can help change the degree of deception in human behavior. Her focal point of the research is to bridge the gap between the world of deception and truthfulness by building trust and mutual reliance. Going forward, she intends to explore and continue research in emotions, understand its connection with language, morality and decision making across cultures.

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