Past recipients of the Sunny Dupree PAE (Policy Analysis Exercise) Award
Previous recipients of the Sunny Dupree PAE (Policy Analysis Exercise) Award include
Isabelle Chan, MPP'10, and Joshua Archambault and Brigit Waidmann, both MPP'10.
The first student grantee, Isabelle Chan, MPP'10, focused her PAE on
commercial sex in
Cambodia. Ms. Chan's client was ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Abuse, and Trafficking), a
Cambodian network of national and international organizations dedicated to terminating the
sexual exploitation of children. Ms. Chan's research focused on the question, “What should
be ECPAT- Cambodia's strategy for engaging stakeholders in addressing and tackling local
demand for commercial sexual services in Cambodia.” Recently, Ms. Chan learned
will be moving forward in implementing her recommendations. ECPAT is currently setting up a
working group with other NGOs to begin addressing the issue of local demand. Ms. Chan was the
recipient of the 2010 Class Day Prize for Outstanding PAE.
The second student group, Joshua Archambault and Birgit Waidmann,
both MPP'10, strived to
refine domestic policy regarding sex trafficking and labor trafficking, paying special
attention to the nexus of sex and labor trafficking. Their client was the U.S. State Department's
Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, led by Ambassador Luis Cdebaca. Mr.
Archambault and Ms. Waidmann were the recipients of the 2010 Class Day Carr Center Prize for
outstanding PAEs in the field of human rights.
Both Waidmann and Achambault presented their findings in a seminar in the fall of 2010 at the
In its third year, the 2010-2011 academic year, Taylor Chapman, MPP '11 worked
with International Justice Mission-Chennai, India, an organization that rescues and
rehabilitates bonded laborers in the Chennai area. Mr. Chapman focused on developing a
framework to collect and evaluate data in order to streamline the organization's efforts. He
created the design for a Universal Victim Data Tool (UVDT) to synthesize and collate data
into one master database. This database would further data collection and management to
assist in the fight against modern-day slavery.
In May of 2011, Mr. Chapman reported on his work during at presentation
at the Carr Center, attended by students, staff, and donors.
About the Sunny Dupree PAE Award
The Sunny Dupree PAE (Policy Analysis Exercise) Award was established
by Kathryn Wasserman Davis and Sunny Dupree, in the fall of 2008, in
an effort to support global peace through combating human trafficking.
In order to create an impact through future student anti-trafficking
activists and policymakers, Mrs. Davis and Ms. Dupree established this
generous student award for Masters in Public Policy (MPP) students
who focused their PAEs on human trafficking.
The PAE is a “thesis-like” project that is a mandatory requirement for
all MPP students at HKS. The PAE allows students to analyze real world
problems for actual clients under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
Each of the awards will be named in honor of Sunny Dupree, whose concern
for human trafficking triggered this project support.
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