The Center for International Development and Conflict Management welcomes and hosts visiting scholars whose research agenda aligns with CIDCM's areas of research expertise. For more information, please contact us at CIDCMinfo@umd.edu.
The following list includes our current Visiting Scholars and Researchers:
Anca H. Paducel is an advanced doctoral candidate in International Relations and Political Science at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She completed her undergraduate studies in International Development and Globalization at the University of Ottawa and obtained a Master’s degree in International Relations and Political Science from the Graduate Institute.
Ms. Paducel’s work has focused on the challenges of peacebuilding, statebuilding and development in post-war and developing societies. Using mixed data gathered from a randomized control trial carried out in Burundi in April 2015, her PhD research explores whether and how structured intergroup encounters between victims of armed conflict and political violence contribute to a common victimhood identity and reduce competition that one’s group has suffered more than another’s during the civil war (1993 - 2005) and since then due to political violence.
Ms. Paducel was awarded the Swiss National Science Foundation Doc.Mobility Fellowship to join the Center for International Development and Conflict Management as a Visiting Research Fellow for a period of twelve months.