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Video: MSFS Student Sarah Moran on Georgetown’s Generations for Peace Fellows

Haysel Hernandez-Holzhsu, (MSFS ’13) writes:

Georgetown’s Generations for Peace Fellows shared the experiences of their summer research during a brown bag lunch with Master of Science in Foreign Service staff, students and practitioners in the field on October 19. Under the guidance of Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Sarah Hillyer, Sarah Moran (MSFS ’12), Meeghan Zahorsky (MA in Conflict Resolution ’12) and Amanda Munroe (MA in Conflict Resolution ’12), spent three months over the summer in the field studying sport, development and peace building in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

The fellows, who are part of Georgetown’s Sport and Peace Research Team, traveled the globe experiencing the use of sport as a means to break down boundaries. Their research followed established organizations in sports and peacebuilding, specifically Generations for Peace and Peace Players International, to examine their monitoring and evaluation techniques. They also observed grassroots organizations in rural Africa and Europe to determine the effectiveness of their outreach programs.

MSFS’s Sarah Moran was based in South Africa for the summer where she researched the use of sport for development in local communities. “While there I discovered the importance of local ownership. For these organizations to succeed, it’s important to adapt international mechanisms that are proven to work at a local level. You have to be locally respected for the programs to take off,” Moran explained.

The fellows will be publishing the results of their research this coming November.

For more information on the fellows and their continued work in the field please visit: http://sportandpeace.wordpress.com/

The members of Generations For Peace present at the event also announced that they are accepting applications for their Research Fellowships. The Fellowships include King Abdullah II of Jordan Generations For Peace Research Fellowship, the Generations For Peace Scholarship for Graduate Studies, and two summer field research grants — the Generations For Peace Field Research Awards. For more information visit their website, www.generationsforpeace.com

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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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