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Dakota Peterson

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Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Bosnia and Herzgovina, 2019-20

BA Political Science '18


Dakota graduated from Drexel in 2018 and is interested in studying U.S. foreign policy in post-conflict settings. Throughout his academic career at Drexel, Dakota has demonstrated a keen interest in research and policy centered around marginalized communities. As a research assistant to Dr. Zoltan Buzas, Dakota explored the intricacies of the World Wars to help contextualize present day marginalization and criminalization of the Roma population in Eastern Europe. He then gained practical experience at the U.S. Department of Labor working to ensure compliance with Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity policies.

With his background in research and passion for policy development, Dakota is seeking to employ his research skills in Bosnia and Herzegovina through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. He looks forward to the opportunity to work with top scholars in the field and formulate new strategies to facilitate peaceful transitions. After gaining more research experience, Dakota plans to pursue a career at the United Nations, concentrating on post-conflict transitions around the globe.

Last updated: April 2019