I deployed to Fallujah, Iraq in May of 2004. It was my second deployment to the country, and I was looking forward to my tour ending as I was separating from the Marines shortly thereafter. Toward the middle of the month, I was sent to 1st Marine Division's headquarters to work on a vehicle.
The research team of Dotan Haim (Dartmouth), Renard Sexton (Princeton), and Yuhki Tajima (Georgetown) recently received a $300,000 grant from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Philippine National Economic Development Agency (NEDA) to evaluate the government’s flagship program to expand development services to conflict affected areas (PAMANA). The evaluation will be carried out over a 6-month period with the assistance of members of the Political Violence Lab and will be used to instruct future peacebuilding efforts by the Philippine government and the newly reformulated Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.