Lischer receives funding from Peace Institute

Sarah Lischer, associate professor of political science, has received funding from the International Peace Research Institute for her proposal, “Going Home to Fight? Explaining Refugee Return and Violence.” One of her current research projects examines the effects of refugee repatriation on political violence in the home country, with particular attention to the case of Rwanda. She is also working on a book about the causes of human rights atrocities, such as genocide, mass killing and ethnic cleansing. She joined the faculty in 2005.