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Two Pepperdine Professors Receive Fulbright Research Grants

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Two Pepperdine University faculty members have received research grants through the core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, which offers teaching and research awards to U.S. faculty and professionals in over 125 countries.

Robert Lloyd, Pepperdine’s Blanche E. Seaver Professor of International Studies and Languages, will teach international relations at a university in New Delhi, India, and conduct research on “formulas and processes related to democracy, security, and terrorism.”

Lloyd is an Academic Fellow with Brandeis University Schusterman Center’s Summer Institute for Israel Studies and the Foundation for

Defense of Democracies. Through the International Republican Institute, Lloyd has observed presidential elections in Nigeria and Liberia, and for the U.S. Department of State and the United Nations during Mozambique’s first multiparty elections following its civil war. He consults with Freedom House on democratization and good governance, and contributes to its “Countries at the Crossroads” project.

Eric Hamilton, professor of education at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, will conduct research in learning sciences in Kenya and possibly Uganda. He will colead workshops in media and model-making for teachers and students. Supported by the African Regional Program, these workshops contribute to mathematics and science learning, complex reasoning development, intergenerational and international computer- supported collaboration, and the formation of curriculum.

Hamilton conducts research through support from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education’s research arm, the Institute of Education Sciences.
Learn more about the new Fulbright research grants.