Two of the first Kennesaw State University Ph.D. students to participate in a new international conflict management program have been awarded prestigious scholarships in Scotland and Germany.
Egypt native Samy Gerges was awarded a Chevening Scholarship by the government of the United Kingdom to study conflict resolution in international commercial law, Islamic financial law and transitional justice at Edinburgh University, the university announced Aug. 14.
Eliza Markley, a native of Romania, will research the effects of social capital in the global security community at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, and will travel to other countries like Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, and Romania during her studies.
The scholarships Mr. Gerges and Ms. Markley received shed positive light on Kennesaw State’s nascient Ph.D. program in international conflict management, which began in 2010 and has admitted 35 students from nearly 25 countries, said Volker Franke, the program’s director.
Mr. Gerges and Ms. Markley will return to Kennesaw State in 2013 to resume their doctoral studies.
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