The World Peace Foundation Program at The Fletcher School will provide Fellowships on an ad hoc basis to students and individuals who are working on research of interest to the WPF and is relevant to the foundation’s research programs. WPF is a non-grant giving foundation and does not solicit grants or fellowship applications.

Academic Year 2022-2023

Headshot Dr. Willow Berridge

Dr. Willow Berridge (July 2020-June 2022) is a Lecturer at Newcastle University, UK, and Research Fellow at the World Peace Foundation. She is a specialist in 20th century Sudanese history and her books include  Khartoum Springs: Civil Uprisings in Modern Sudan (London: Bloomsbury 2015) and Hasan al-Turabi: Islamist Politics and Democracy in Sudan (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)

Dr. Samuel Perlo-Freeman (January 2020-December 2022) is a Research Coordinator at Campaign Against Arms Trade in the UK, focusing on UK military spending and arms procurement. While working at WPF between 2016 and 2018, he led the project to create the WPF Compendium of Arms Trade Corruption. Previously, he was a Senior Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) from 2007 to 2016, working on issues of military expenditure, arms industry, and arms trade. As head of the SIPRI Military Expenditure project, he completed a project in 2016 to extend SIPRI’s unique military expenditure database backwards in time from 1988 to the 1950s. He holds PhDs in Mathematics and Economics, and is the author of numerous publications on military expenditure, the arms industry and trade, defence and peace economics, development economics, and mathematics.  Publications by Sam Perlo-Freeman as part of the Global ArmsBusiness and Corruption program can be found here.

Aditya Sarkar (January 2021-January 2023) is an independent researcher, and has been a fellow at World Peace Foundation since 2017. His research focuses on the political economy of transactional political systems, labour, and migration/displacement. He is currently advising the Government of Sudan on developing a National Employment Policy, and has advised the Federal Government of Somalia, as well as the Job Creation Commission in Ethiopia on similar issues. He has worked with the World Bank, the International Labour Organization, and the Open Society Foundations, and is qualified as a lawyer in India and in England and Wales. He previously worked with Linklaters LLP (a global law firm) in London as well as the Ministry of Commerce in India. He holds a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and is a graduate of the National Law School of India University in Bangalore, India.