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Dr. Wiegand awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Philippines to Research South China Sea Territorial Dispute

Dr. Krista Wiegand, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director, Conflict Processes-Global Security Program at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research in the Philippines during the spring 2017 semester. Dr. Wiegand, who specializes in international relations and conflict management, will be hosted in the Department of International Studies at De La Salle University in Manila, and will work with Dr. Renato Cruz de Castro, a specialist in U.S.-Philippine security relations and the South China Sea dispute. While there, she will be conducting interviews with government officials and experts about the Philippine role in a maritime dispute over the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea and a recent international arbitration case against China, researching, and writing several papers and part of a book on the peaceful resolution of international territorial and maritime disputes.

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