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MAIS Candidate wins Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

May 19, 2015

HannahPlease join the UW South Asia Center in congratulating Hannah Haegeland who has won a prestigious Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship. Fall 2015 Scoville Fellows were chosen from among 164 candidates who attended 113 universities in 33 states. As part of her fellowship, she will be working at the Stimson Center in Washington D.C. Hannah is currently completing her MA in South Asia Studies and expects to graduate in June 2015.

At the Stimson Center, Hannah will work with Michael Krepon and Sameer Lalwani in the South Asia program on crisis management, nuclear security, and the South Asian Voices initiative. Her graduate research at UW has been divided between two projects, one on the Islamicate rhetorical history of nuclear politics spearheaded by Z.A. Bhutto in Pakistan, and the second on politics of rights that NGOs working with people in the sex industry navigate in Pakistan and Nepal. In the fall of 2014 and spring of 2015, Hannah interned at the National Bureau of Asian Research, contributing to the publication of Strategic Asia and Asia Policy, and participated in the Global Leaders Program at the Slade Gorton International Policy Center. During her graduate studies, Hannah spent a year in Nepal as a Fulbright Fellow. She spent an additional year in north India as a Boren Fellow studying Urdu at the American Institute of Indian Studies and researching for a New Delhi-based trust called No Man’s Land on the historical roots of contemporary sociopolitical issues in South Asia. She speaks English, Urdu, Hindi, Nepali, and a little French and grew up in and out of Nepal, India, and Colorado.

The Scoville Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the funding and opportunity to work with senior-level policy experts at one of more than two dozen leading think tanks and advocacy groups in Washington, DC for six to nine months. The fellowship is named for Dr. Herbert (Pete) Scoville, Jr. (1915-1985), a Ph.D. in physical chemistry and a long-time nuclear arms control activist in both government and private life who encouraged young people to become involved in arms control and related topics.