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From: IPRA Foundation <president@iprafoundation.org>
Subject: Spring 2013 IPRA Foundation Newsletter
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Spring 2013 Newsletter

A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Friend,
Dr. Linda Johnston, President The next IPRA conference will be in Turkey on August 10-14, 2014. We are planning a gathering of and presentation by Senesh Fellows and Peace Research Grant recipients. This will represent the first time we have gotten these scholars together to present the results of their outstanding research in the field.

We have hired another Development Director. We welcome Paul Donahue to our staff. He brings to us years of experience, as well as several areas of expertise which we need in order to move forward with the work of the Foundation. We are in the process of planning a visual presentation highlighting the work we and our scholars do in the field. Paul will have a key role in the development of that project. Of course, we will continue to seek contributions and will focus in the future on possible bequests from IPRA members.

We continue to receive many applications for our Peace Research Grants. It is always exciting to see the breadth and depth of the research in the field. We are different than most funding sources in the peace field, in that we will offer constructive critique of a proposal and then invite the scholar to resubmit the proposal for the next cycle. In this way, we distinguish ourselves from other funders and, at the same time, encourage the work of promising scholars in the field.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, Paul Donahue

The InternatPaulDonahueional Peace Research Association Foundation is very excited to announce a new addition to its team, Paul Donahue. Paul brings to the board over a decade of experience in all areas of fundraising at museums, universities, health organizations and other non-profit organizations in the United States and Europe. In addition, Paul has experience in capital and endowment campaigns, as well as corporate, foundation, government and major gift fundraising. Paul is also a prize winning Filmmaker, Video Journalist, Camera-person and Editor with more than twelve years of video production/post-production experience.Paul Donahue will be leading our outreach and fundraising initiatives.

Paul’s duties and responsibilities include: (a) designing and implementing the annual and long-range fund development; (b) building strong relationships with donors, potential donors, professionals and community foundations in order to extend the base of giving and the recognition of International Peace Research Association Foundation; (c) writing grant proposals and reports to corporates and foundation funders; (d) maintaining offices records, systems, and funding database for tracking gifts, donors, and prospects; (e) developing and implementing individual donor campaigns, including major gifts, planned giving, and fundraising events; and (f) performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the President of the Board.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW PEACE RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENT
W. Timothy Austin, PhD.

Dr. W. TimotTimothyAustinhy Austin was granted this award for his ethno

graphic research project titled “Peacekeeping Models in a Terror-

Prone Land: The Case of Northwestern Mindanao in the Southern Philippines.”

In this project, he specifically explores three critical questions as follows:
  1. How is life in the conflict-ridden land of the research setting described in terms of interpersonal conflict?
  2. How are interpersonal problems and conflicts in the terror-prone land of the research setting depicted by local voices through case-studies?
  3. How have local citizens found ways to cope with life in this longtime terror-prone region?

To address these questions, Dr. Austin expects to use a traditional ethnographic approach that combines daily observations of small-town life with semi-structured and open-ended interviews with locals. He expects to interview about thirty informants including educators, lawyers, retired government workers, physicians, merchants, students, and local farmers in Mindanao where he will conduct his field work this summer 2013.

 

 A LITTLE ABOUT DR. W. TIMOTHY AUSTIN

 

Dr. Austin joined the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Department of Criminology in 1984 after serving on the faculty at the University of Central Florida (previously Florida Technological  University), North Carolina State University, and Montana State University. His academic background is mixed with a BA in Anthropology, an MS  in Criminology, and Ph.D. in Sociology.

 

Beginning in the 1980s with two Senior Fulbright Research Awards, Dr. Austin enjoyed over a dozen research ventures to Southeast Asia. Over the years, he explored informal dispute resolution in Philippine villages, and crime prevention strategies in Singapore, as well as social control on the Crow Indian reservation in Montana. Prior to winning our Peace Research Grant, Dr. Austin received two National Science Foundation awards and two research awards from the United States Institute of Peace.

Dr. Austin wrote several books including;
Banana Justice: Field Notes on Philippine Crime and Custom (1999). Praeger; and Criminological Thought: Pioneers Past and Present (with Robert Mutchnick and Randy Martin), 2009. Prentice-Hall. He authored over thirty articles in the field of Criminology, Human Organization, Social Forces, Deviant Behavior, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Practicing Anthropology, and the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.

 

After three decades in the classroom, Dr. Austin continues to enjoy teaching “comparative justice systems” and “ethnographical criminology” from undergraduate to doctoral levels. This summer (2013), he is looking forward to visiting the Philippines and talk with locals regarding their current thinking about adapting to life in a region known for its Muslim-Christian conflict.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW PEACE SEARCH GRANT RECIPIENT

Christian Pangilinan, PhD.

 

ChristianP.Dr. Christian Pangilinan is awarded the IPRA Foundation Peace Re  search Grant for his research project in Tanzania. The title of his project is “Prospects for Refugee Integration in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.”

In this project, Dr. Pangilinan tries to answer questions, such as:

  1. How do refugees survive in Dar es Salaam?
  2. How do refugees’ lives intersect with those of their Tanzanian hosts?
  3. How do host community members feel about living with urban refugees?
  4. How do refugees feel about living  with host country nationals?
  5. How do refugees successfully integrate into local communities?

His project will lead to valuable conclusions on how refugees survive in Dar es Salaam and how peaceful relationships can be fostered between refugees and members of the host community.

 

In addition, the information collected will be used to provide recommendations on the implementation of programs to peacefully integrate refugees into Tanzania.

 

The dissemination of project findings to stakeholders will also facilitate the development of better strategies for providing assistance to refugees in urban areas as well as support efforts to rehabilitate Tanzania’s flawed refugee protection regime.

A LITTLE ABOUT DR. CHRISTIAN PANGILINAN
Dr. Pangilinan is an incoming C.V. Starr Lecturer at the Peking University School of Transnational Law. He earned his B.A. English Honors from the University of British Columbia, M.A. in English Literary Studies from the University of York, and J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

 

Dr.Pangilinan was formerly the Interim Legal Services Manager and Georgetown Fellow at Asylum Access Tanzania – an organization that provided legal aid to refugees and asylum seekers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. While with Asylum Access, Christian worked primarily with refugees and asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who had “self-settled” in Dar es Salaam instead of remaining in or choosing to go to refugee camps. His research examines the extent to which these largely undocumented refugees have integrated into host communities culturally, economically and legally as well as nationals’ attitudes towards refugees. Through dialogue with both refugees and members of the host community, his project aims to shed light on the particularities of refugee-host relations in Dar es Salaam and provide practical recommendations on peaceful integration. Primary research for this project was completed in April.2013.

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