Student Awarded $10,000 by Welden Foundation

Posted: January 19, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Richard C. Welden Foundation has awarded a first prize of $10,000 to Valery Perry, a doctoral candidate in conflict analysis and resolution, for her 114-page proposal for developing a Balkan Stability Pact.

The international competition invited proposals for “A Plan for Reconstruction of the Balkans: A Blueprint for Integrating Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, and the Former Yugoslavia into the European Community–a Mini-Marshall Plan to Ensure the Region’s Stability and Democracy in the New Century.” The only other prize was awarded to the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels.

The competition was initiated in May 1999 during the events in Kosovo. The jury was a distinguished international panel, and copies of the two winning entries were sent to all 15 member states of the European Union. Perry will spend the year 2000 in Sarajevo, engaging in research on the reconstruction of the region.

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