2013 Fellow: Kelly Howell (AEPD)
Kelly Howell is serving as an AP Peace Fellow in Dong Hoi, Vietnam during the summer of 2013, where she will be collaborating with the Association for the Empowerment of Peoples with Disabilities to create opportunities for growth and advancement within the communities that AEPD is working. She is very excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the efforts of AEPD while expanding her understanding of advocacy work in the global context.

Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Kelly received her B.A. in International Relations from Grand Valley State University in 2012. She has studied in both Egypt and Ireland, where she developed a special interest in post-conflict community building within the context of the social, economic, and ethical outcomes of war. While at GVSU, she conducted research exploring the economic impact on nation-states of increased military spending during periods of war.

Kelly is currently engaged in graduate study within the field of Conflict and Dispute Resolution at the University of Oregon. Her areas of focus include the rebuilding of police and community relations post-conflict, as well as law and order institution building in the wake of conflict and societal trauma that is oriented within international human rights law and utilizes the principles of alternative dispute resolution. As Stern Fellow for the Genocide Prevention Initiative at UO, she advocates for human rights, performs research on appropriate prevention technology, and is compiling data on contemporary prevention education.
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