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Dr. Borislava Manojlovic, assistant professor of conflict analysis and resolution at Mason Korea, has been awarded a Fulbright award to conduct research in Serbia.
The prestigious award will allow Dr. Manojlovic to continue her research work in the Balkans with a special focus on southern Serbia. “My experience of wars in the Balkans in the 1990s and my desire to understand the roots of violent conflicts shaped my life trajectory and dedication to conflict prevention and peacemaking,” said Dr. Manojlovic.
From this fall to next summer, Dr. Manojlovic will be working with colleagues at the University of Nis in southern Serbia to conduct research on the best strategies for integrating multiculturalism, tolerance, and inclusivity into the educational programs at higher education institutions in Serbia.
“As a Fulbrighter, I look forward to strengthening connections with local scholars in Serbia to reinforce joint educational programs, and also to publish a volume on the role of higher education in promoting tolerance and peacebuilding,” said Dr. Manojlovic.
Dr. Manojlovic also intends to produce reports and articles containing in-depth recommendations on how to address the challenges of diversity and inclusion of minorities. “My future plan is to grow research initiatives at Mason through faculty and student exchanges, research projects and organizing joint conferences, workshops and guest lectures,” said Dr. Manojlovic.
"I am excited to see that our faculty are being recognized for their expertise by prestigious organizations such as Fulbright," said Dr. Shannon Davis, Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs at Mason Korea. "The award to Serbia is one additional way in which Dr. Manojlovic's scholarship will have worldwide impact on the field and practice of conflict resolution," she added.
Named for US senator William J. Fulbright, the Fulbright program is the US's flagship program to support teachers, students, artists and other professionals in fostering international exchange. It is administered by the US Department of State.