Engaged Students

Following are recent news stories and accomplishments by students in our graduate programs.

International Relations Students Parfait and Wade:


Meet our Global Governance and Human Security PhD Students. 

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PhD student Sudeshna Chatterjee received a competitive scholarship to participate in the second Bologna-Duke Summer School on Global Studies & Critical Theory at the University of Bologna Summer 2015. Congratulations! Read More.

Our doctoral student from Ethiopia, Wondwossen S. Wondemagegnehu, received a very prestigious and generous dissertation research fellowship from the International Livestock Research Institute to work on climate change adaptation in Ethiopia. The fellowship will cover a stipend as well as travel and research expenses for 3 years. Read More.


International Relations students Parfait Gasana and Wade Cedar have won a 2014 Diversity and Inclusion (DANDI) Award. Nominated in the education category for their work to establish the Kigali Reading Center, the first English language children's library and literacy program in Rwanda. Read More.

Huseyin Sari, graduate student in the International Relations program attended the Geneva Peace Conference. Read More

African Successes: Reasons for Hope in Peace and Development. Watch this Talk by CPDD Executive Director Darren Kew and MSPA International Relations Student Parfait Gasana! Watch You Tube Video
Students Present at Conflict Studies and Global Governance Conference 
Conflict Resolution Students present Master's Projects Read More
Global Governance and Human Security PhD Student,  Natalia Escobar-Pemberthy, attends UN Climate Summit with Faculty Mentor Read More
Modupe Oshikoya, GGHS PhD Student Works toward Peace in Nigeria Read More 
Global Governance and Human Security PhD Student Charlie Bracket works on Boston's Ex-Offender Policies Read More
Kylie Milburn, Conflict Resolution student,spent the summer  in the Middle East with Ultimate Peace summer camp. Read More about Ultimate Peace
Global Governance and Human Security PhD Student Jamie Hagen attended The Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence conference in Istanbul. Read More.
Michael Denney as an International Relations student joined Provost Langley and Ivanova to travel to Ethiopia to sign a memorandum of understanding between Addis Ababa University and UMass Boston. Denney graduated from the IR Program and is now a Global Governance and Human Security PhD Student.Read More




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Students Say

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African Successes: Reasons for Hope in Peace and Development.

Watch talk by International Relations Student Parfait Gasana! Features Professor Darren Kew. Read More 

Conflict Resolution Alumnus Colin Rule

How the Internet Is Changing the Way Disputes Are Resolved Read More 

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