Octavio Dinampo awarded The William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution

Program Year: 2009

Professor Dinampo of Sulu, Mindanao, the fourth recipient of the William P. Fuller Fellowship in Conflict Resolution, teaches political science and history at Mindanao State University – Sulu. He has been an active participant in peace building, conflict resolution and community development activities in association with various local and international organizations. Professor Dinampo has played a key role in resolving a number of rido (clan conflicts) in Mindanao and was a 2008 recipient of the “Peace Weaver Award.” Under Asia Foundation auspices, Professor Dinampo was a Visiting Scholar at American University’s School for International Service, where he conducted research on the topic of “Conflict and Peace Building in Mindanao.” Following the research affiliation, the Foundation arranged for Mr. Dinampo to meet with scholars and practitioners in conflict resolution on the West Coast and in Thailand.

This tribute reflects the organization’s long-standing interest in the field and Dr. Fuller’s personal concern for furthering the professional development of a cadre of young Asians with leadership potential and a commitment to advancing knowledge and experience regarding the management of sub-national conflicts.The fellowship award supports a six-month professional affiliation with a relevant institution in the U.S. arranged by The Asia Foundation. The program may also include visits to selected cities in the US and in some cases, Asia, for additional meetings with specialists.