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2004 Recipients

Photo of Chung and Kleinhandler

The 2004 Harrop and Ruth Freeman Prize in Peace Studies was awarded by the Peace Studies Program in April 2004 to Cornell University graduating seniors: Richelle Cristobal Cariño, Jee-Min Chung , and Rebecca M. Kleinhandler.  Each student received $2,500. 

Jee-Min Chung (College of Arts and Sciences, Government) was a volunteer in East Timor while a college student at Ewha Woman’s University in Korea and before transferring to Cornell. Her international experience also included a semester in Indonesia, field research in Iraq, and internships in the Ministry of Gender Equality in Korea and the United Nations Security Council. Following graduation she planned to spend a month visiting Palestine with an NGO group and then to work at the UN Security Council with Korean Missions at the United Nations. In the fall she planned to begin a year of work on the refugee issue in Iraq. Eventually, she hoped to continue her studies in political science.

Rebecca M. Kleinhandler (College of Arts and Sciences, near eastern studies and comparative literature) was involved with the Jewish community (Hillel) at Cornell. In her junior year she became involved with the Hillel-MECA (Muslim Educational and Cultural Association) Mosaic Project. She worked to program and promote events that brought together the Hillel, MECA and the Arab Club communities on campus. She was a Resident Advisor in Language House. After graduation she planned to spend a year in Israel to improve her language skills and to apply her dedication to peace and co-existence. She hoped to eventually get a Ph.D. in modern Middle Eastern literature and art history.

See a photo and information about Cariño here.