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Mula Mustafa Barzani (3/14/03 - 3/1/79) was a visionary leader in the struggle for Kurdish rights and identity. In loving memory of his leadership in this important area, the American University Center for Global Peace has been given generous funding to establish two endowed fellowships for graduate students at the University. The Center for Peacebuilding and Development is committed to innovative and interdisciplinary teaching, substantive research, the attainment of new knowledge, and preparing future world leaders on issues of critical importance to a just and sustainable peace in the emerging global society.
We are faced with a compelling need for a more expansive vision of what stability and peace in the Middle East could mean, and for a deeper historical and cultural understanding of the dynamic role of the Kurdish people. Research in this area will contribute to a larger vision for global cooperation which is a prerequisite to building a world community that demonstrates respect for all cultures and encourages the participation of all peoples. The Barzani Graduate Peace Fellow will participate in this research.
This is a renewable fellowship which provides tuition (up to 9 credits per semester) for graduate study in any field at American University. Recipients will be required to take courses in Kurdish Studies in addition to the course requirements in their chosen field of study. Applicants must apply to a particular School within the University and indicate their major field of study (e.g. School of International Service, International Peace and Conflict Resolution). Online applications are available through the various Schools at our website: www.american.edu. Applicants must meet application deadlines which are set by the individual Schools. Recipients of the fellowship will be asked to provide research and office support for the Mustafa Barzani Scholar of Global Kurdish Studies and the Center for Global Peace.
Please submit the following items to the Center for Peacebuilding and Development by e-mail at email@example.com:
NOTE: Fellowship awards are contingent on availability of funds. Non US citizens must apply early in order for the University to process I-20 forms. Non-US citizens must provide proof of financial ability to cover living expenses for the year. Please visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services in this regard e-mail them at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For the complete application form, please click here.