Master's Student Wins Award

December 5, 2008

Diler Erdengiz, a current student in the Master of Arts in Coexistence and Conflict Program, has been named a winner of the Maurice J. and Fay B. Karpf Peace Awards. The awards are given annually to people who wish to work toward coexistence and peaceful ways of addressing and resolving conflicts. She plans to use the $1,000 award to attend a UN practicum in women's rights advocacy in February.

In 2007, Erdengiz served as the assistant to the ambassador for the Observer Mission of the Organization of the Islamic Conference to the UN, and prior to that, as a research assistant for the Committee on Missing Persons in her native Cyprus. She is a recent graduate of Tufts University.