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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.
During 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.
Thao Anh Tran, MPP’12 was one recipient of the 2011-2012 Sunny Dupree Award. Her project looked at how to develop an effective anti-trafficking campaign to increase public awareness and promote coordination and coalition-building among the major stakeholders in Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. She worked with the Catalyst Foundation in Minnesota as her client, and she assessed and analyzed other successful anti-trafficking campaigns with an emphasis on children and youth to develop her research. In addition, she used key findings from her surveys with at-risk youth and interviews with their parents to inform approaches that the Catalyst Foundation can use to create new partnerships and maximize the impact of their prevention efforts in Kien Giang Province.
Rozanne Larsen, MPP’12, and Alejandra Vargas Garcia, MPP’12, were the second group of students to receive the Sunny Dupree Award during the 2011-2012 academic year. Ms. Larsen and Ms. Garcia aimed to look at individuals working in the anti-human trafficking sector with the concept of knowledge management (KM) and its benefits. Working with their client, UN.GIFT (Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking), they sought to lay groundwork for the
More 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.