Karell Travel Lecture

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, LC 110

"Conflict Early Warning and Response: Practice and Progress in the Horn of Africa" By, Laurel Burchfield, Recipient of the 2011 Karell Travel Grant

Laurel Burchfield, recipient of the 2010 AADS Karell Travel Grant, recently returned from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where she conducted early research for her Ph.D. Between the months of May-July, Burchfield interned with CEWARN, part of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

Burchfield spent her time as an intern meeting with relevant staff to understand the data collection process, analysis and resources available to CEWARN in the hopes of designing a proposal for future research. Her specific interest involves the ways in which CEWARN and other early warning systems in Africa utilize indigenous or informal methods of conflict prevention, management and resolution. She hopes to return to Addis for further field research next summer to conduct interviews with community leaders, women and youth on this issue.

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