Class 2 (2003-2005)

Susan Stigant, Canada

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Department of Political Science

Susan received her Master’s in Political Science at UNC as a Rotary World Peace Scholar. Her areas of interest include ethnic conflict, constitutional design and peace building, with a special interest in Sudan. In summer 2004, she participated in the Program on Global Policy and Governance in Geneva, where she worked with the International Committee for the Red Cross on the women in war project. Prior to embarking on the Rotary program, Susan earned her bachelor’s degree with honors in international relations and French from the University of British Columbia. Susan worked at the Forum of Federations coordinating both an international youth internship program and a program with the Philippines. Previously, Susan had worked as a researcher at the Western Cape Provincial Parliament. She has volunteered with the Canadian High Commission as a parliamentary monitor and analyst and with a community-based organization that focused on conflict resolution and women’s issues.