Carrie Reiling, political science graduate student, has been awarded a competitive Fulbright grant to study abroad in the Ivory Coast next year. The award will support her research on how non-governmental organizations work to assure security for women in the West African country while navigating the region’s tumultuous political landscape and priorities.  

Reiling received her bachelor’s in peace studies and English from Gustavus Adolphus College and her master’s in gender and international relations from the University of Bristol. She has conducted field work in Senegal and at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and her research has been supported by the UC Irvine Department of Political Science, Center for Global Peace & Conflict Studies, Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality, and Center for Law, Society and Culture.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, sponsored by the U.S. State Department, is the largest international exchange program in the U.S. The program annually funds 1,900 scholars pursuing research in 140 countries worldwide.

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