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Carter School researchers receive funding for Research & Evaluation Innovation Fund: Contact Theory In Democracy, Human Rights & Governance Programs

Grant and Award Announcement

George Mason University

Karina V. Korostelina, Professor/Director, Peace Lab on Reconciling Conflicts and Intergroup Divisions, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, and Susan H. Allen, Professor/Director, Center for Peacebuilding Practices, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, received $499,960 from the U.S. Department of State for: "Research & Evaluation Innovation Fund: Contact Theory in Democracy, Human Rights & Governance Programs." 

This funding began in Sept. 2022 and will end in Sept. 2025. 


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