Tiglay named Peace Scholar Fellow by the United States Institute of Peace

September 14, 2022

Tiglay named Peace Scholar Fellow by the United States Institute of Peace

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Awarded (in red text) United States Institute of Peace Peace Scholar Fellow with a photo of leyla tiglay
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2020-21 Mershon Graduate Fellow Leyla Tiglay (Ph.D. Candidate, History) was awarded a Peace Scholarship by the United States Insitute of Peace (USIP). Her dissertation examines the nexus of nuclear history and decolonization, exploring how major crises of decolonization affected nuclear decision-making during the Cold War. This project looks more specifically at decolonization in Africa, anti-nuclear movements, and France's nuclear tests in the Sahara. Broadly, it aims to merge bottom-up and top-down politics of disarmament and nuclear decision-making to offer fresh insights into the formation of the international nuclear regime.

USIP's Peace Scholar Fellowship program awards non-residential fellowships to Ph.D. candidates enrolled in U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics broadly related to conflict management, peacebuilding, and relevant security studies. To learn more about USIP's Fellowship program visit here.