Susannah Dibble is the recipient of a 9 month Fulbright-Schuman research grant, which is administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Belgium and is jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. Her research focuses on the European Union’s response to peace processes within its own borders, in particular, a comparison of conflicts involving the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in Northern Ireland and Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) in Basque Country. Susannah is interested in questions of sovereignty, political separatism, and the efficacy of third-party involvement in conflict resolution. At UNU-CRIS, she is conducting research on the European Union’s framework for responding to internal conflicts, under the supervision of Luk Soete and Andrew Dunn. After conducting field work in Belfast and Bilbao she will return to UNU-CRIS in 2020 to finalize the project.
Susannah received a B.S in International Politics from Georgetown University where she wrote a thesis on factors affecting the successful transition of rebel groups to political parties in Colombia. She also studied at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid. Upon return to the United States, she will pursue a Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University.