Research and Publications

Ford Institute faculty, students and affiliates are actively engaged in research on enduring problems of political violence, economic development and their effects on people and communities.  Our goal is to inform and influence debates among a diverse audience of academics, analysts and policy makers.

Simon Reich Human Security Writing Award

Named in honor of the founding director, Dr. Simon Reich, the Ford Institute initiated the Simon Reich Human Security Writing Award in April 2016. The award is intended to promote high-quality research and writing among GSPIA students in the field of human security. The best student paper on a human security topic was awarded to: 

2016        Tara Devezin (MID '16) for her paper, "Improving Women’s Health in East Africa by Expanding Services and Access."

2017        Cynthia Caul (MID '16) for her paper, "Improving and Diversifying Water Access to Mitigate the Disproportionate Impacts of Climate Change on Women in Northern Ghana."



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