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Graduate Assistantships: Conflict Resolution Program

The graduate assistant will work with the Conflict Resolution Program and the Guinea Worm Eradication Program on a project that explores the intersection of conflict resolution and public health, with the aim of developing one or more publishable manuscripts. The graduate assistant will use the 1995 Guinea Worm ceasefire in Sudan and other selected case studies for their research and to assist with the project’s four main initiatives:

  • Collecting and cataloguing documentary records and conducting structured interviews with key sources regarding the 1995 “Guinea Worm ceasefire” in Sudan negotiated by President Carter and The Carter Center
  • Drafting an account of the “Guinea Worm ceasefire,” including lessons learned that will support future activities of the Center and others in the conflict resolution field working at the nexus of peace and public health
  • Developing case studies of international or domestic efforts wherein conflict resolution and public health were pursued in coordination. This effort will include background research to identify the best cases for study and may include liaising and/or conducting interviews with relevant actors involved in the cases identified.
  • Potentially developing a comprehensive account that weaves the “Guinea Worm ceasefire” narrative with the comparative case studies, in order to build knowledge within the conflict resolution field, including at the Center itself, on lessons learned and best practices in jointly promoting peace and public health.


  • Currently enrolled graduate or doctoral student who has completed at least two semesters of academic coursework in a master’s or post-master’s level program 
  • A 20 hour per week commitment for a period of 9-12 months
  • Academic background in history, political science, international relations, peace studies/conflict resolution, public health, sociology, regional studies (Africa, Middle East, Asia, South America, Europe), or other applicable field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Sudan
  • Arabic or other relevant language skills
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized, with strong writing and research skills
  • A high level of personal energy, positive attitude, curiosity, and autonomy

 Compensation: $14/hour

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Graduate Assistantships

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Application Open: Feb. 1-March 30

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