Three students in the International Affairs, Science, and Technology doctoral program in The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs have been honored with prestigious opportunities and awards.
Yujia He and Ayodegi Fajebe were selected to participate in the George Washington University Center for International Business and Education Research (CIBER) Summer Doctoral Institute for 2012. Diane Alleva Cáceres has been granted the 2011-2012 Canadian Studies Doctoral Student Research Award (Dissertation Grant).
He obtained a B.S. in chemistry from Peking University in China and was a pre-doctoral fellow in the Sam Nunn Security Program in 2009 - 2010. Her research interests are international political economy, economic development, industrial policies, and technology policies. In particular, she is studying the drivers and the consequences of economic development in China, Japan, and other East Asian economies. She has conducted research and presented papers on municipal solid waste generation and the policies of municipal solid waste management in rapidly developing emerging economies.
Fajebe earned a B.S in Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and Master’s degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and the University of Oklahoma. His research interests are at the intersection of information and communication technologies and international development. He is also interested in the role of other technologies in international security and computational analysis and modeling of social systems.
Alleva Cáceres received her B.A. in Economics and M.A. in Government from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She has twenty years of experience in international trade, investment, and economic development working with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Asia Program, the World Technology Foundation, the Australian Trade Commission, and the U.S. Agency for International Development's Center for Trade and Investment Services covering North Africa and the Middle East. She also established an international trade and investment consulting practice, Market Access International, Inc. Her research focuses on questions of economic development and the role of the state, institutions and the firm in science and technology-driven industries. Specific areas of interest include innovation, international trade, foreign direct investment (FDI), regionalism, comparative political economy, international political economy, technology transfer, globalization, industry studies and strategic management. She is a MacArthur and Sam Nunn Security Fellow and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her recent work examines networked polities at the sub-national level in bioscience.