Thirteen students and a faculty member received awards and grants through the Center for International Studies. The students and their project titles are as follows:
Bela Prasad, a graduate student in political science from Noida, India, received a summer 1999 Ford Development Summer Fellowship ("Impact of Microfinance on Poverty").
Six students received summer 1999 grants from the MacArthur Program on Transnational Security. They are political science graduate students Kelly Greenhill of Lincoln, MA ("The Politics of Repatriation: Resistance to Minority Returns in Bosnia-Herzegovina"); Yinan He of Quincy, MA ("Overcoming Shadows of the Past: Interstate Reconciliation in the Wake of Traumatic Conflict"); Alica Lejlic of Skokie, IL ("Bosnian Nationalism"); Sarah Lischer of Somerville, MA ("Political Violence Involving Refugees: Measuring the Dependent Variable"); Jeremy Pressman of Somerville, MA ("The Road to Madrid: What Motivates States to Negotiate?"); and urban studies and planning graduate student Janet Martinez of Belmont, MA ("International Dispute Settlement System Design: Analyzing the Experience of the World Trade Organization").
Political science graduate students Alan Kuperman of Washington, DC ("Can Military Intervention Stop Genocide?") and Jennifer Lind of Aptos, CA ("Testing Reputation Theory in Alliance Decisions and International Finance") received MacArthur Program grants for 1999-2000.
Kelly Greenhill, Sarah Lischer and Jessica Wattman, a graduate student in political science from London ("War Economies and the Persistence of Violence") received grants from the Mellon-MIT Inter-University Program on NGOs and Forced Migration.
Prabal Chakrabarti, a graduate student in the Technology and Policy Program from Plainfield, IL, received a grant from the Luce Scholars Program for travel to Southeast Asia.
Three International Energy and Environmental Policy research grants were awarded: Professor Karen Polenske of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning ("Trade-Off Between Environment and Employment in China"); Amy Salzhauer, a Technology and Policy Program graduate student from Port Washington, NY ("Credibility of Science and the Media"); and Inger Weibust, a graduate student in political science from Gloucester, Ontario ("Environmental Cooperation in Federal Systems: Lessons for International Cooperation").
A version of this article appeared in the June 2, 1999 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 43, Number 32).