Ra'phael Receives Research Funding
Ra'phael received research funding from the Mershon Center for International Security, The OSU Department of Political Science, and the West African Research Association fellowship. He has spent the summer in Nigeria interviewing people working to counter violent extremism and build peace in the country. During his travels, he learned about the central role in peacebuilding marginalized communities, faith leaders, and international nonprofit organizations have played and how they cooperate. His research has implications for peacebuilding and diplomatic programs about interfaith dialogue and countering violent extremism.