Nonviolence International would like to congratulate Giselle Lopez and Julius Wani, recipients of the Spring 2014 Randall Research Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded in memory of Dr. Darrell and Mildred Randall to American University graduate students and alumni. Funding from this scholarship supports a thesis or dissertation dedicated to international nonviolent methods, ideas, or movements.
Giselle Lopez is a master’s student at American University’s School of International Service, where she studies International Peace and Conflict Resolution. She plans to conduct research on dispute resolution mechanisms and reform integration in Morocco’s justice system. Her findings will examine the impact that judicial reforms may have on peace and stability in the wider Middle East and North Africa region.
Julius Wani is pursuing a graduate degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at American University’s School of International Service, with a concentration on Governance and Peace-building. His thesis will explore the effects of ancient vs. contemporary nonviolent paradigms in post-conflict societies. He hopes to apply his findings directly to efforts pursuing peace and conflict resolution in South Sudan.