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Moira MacKinnon awarded postdoc position at Tulane University

Congratulations to Moira MacKinnon who has been awarded a postdoc at CIPR, a center of research on Latin America, at Tulane University to work on turning her dissertation into a book. Great news Moira!

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) represents a cooperative effort of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies of Tulane University and the Centro de Investigación y Adiestramiento Político Administrativo (CIAPA) in San José, Costa Rica. CIPR is devoted to inter-hemispheric exchanges that will advance the production and dissemination of knowledge about critical policy issues facing the Americas as well as the deepening of academic research in these areas. Its aim is to stimulate contact between scholars and decision-makers working on the region at different locations and in different languages, enriching their production by enabling the confluence of multiple perspectives.

Prof. David FitzGerald appointed Gildred Endowed Chair for U.S.-Mexican Relations

Professor FitzGerald has been appointed to be holder of the Theodore E. Gildred Endowed Chair for United States-Mexican Relations. This distinguished appointment is a direct reflection of the high regard in which he is held by the UCSD academic community. Congratulations Prof. FitzGerald!

Stephen Meyers receives several research grants and fellowships

Grad student Stephen Meyers has received FOUR grants/fellowships for his dissertation research on disability rights in Nicaragua.  They are:
• the UC Human Rights Fellowship
• a George Washington University Institutions and Development Institute fellowship
• a travel grant from IICAS
• a travel grant from CILAS
Congratulations Stephen!

Alexandra Vinson awarded a 3-year pre-doctoral NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Grad student Alexandra Vinson has been awarded a 3-year pre-doctoral Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This is a great achievement and we are very happy for Alexandra.
The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 1,654 graduate fellowships. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) invests in graduate education for a cadre of diverse individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation.