Political Science Doctoral Student Burak Tan receives 2024 Davis Projects for Peace Grant

April 14, 2024

University of Chicago’s International House

International House of Chicago Graduate Fellows Burak Tan, PhD’26 has been awarded Davis Projects for Peace Grants for the summer of 2024. This year’s awardees also Lina Gonzalez, MPP’24, Pedro Huet, MPP’24, and Jane Kim, MPP’24.

Davis Projects for Peace is the vision of International House New York alumna Kathryn Wasserman Davis who, on her 100th birthday in 2007, launched this program at over 90 college campuses in the United States to inspire young people to create initiatives which would bring new energy and ideas to the prospects of peace in the world. In 2008, Mrs. Davis extended the funding of this program to the group of International Houses Worldwide in addition to the schools associated with the Davis United World College (UWC) Scholars Program. Learn more about Kathryn Davis and the Davis Projects for Peace grant program.

Burak Tan, PhD’26 will use his grant for the project Community Networks Against Gender Discrimination in Southeast Turkey to address the situation of the LGBTQ+ community in southeastern Turkey which has been impacted by the Kurdish ethnic conflict. This project will be completed in Diyarbakir, Turkey.

These projects are among the twenty projects from members of the International Houses Worldwide community funded at $10,000 each for implementation during the summer of 2024. Follow the progress of all the Davis Projects for Peace through online journals.

Learn more on the International House website.

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