Erin Chapman


Wells Senior Recognition Award (2011)
Indiana University Bloomington


Erin Chapman (peace and conflict resolution studies '11) was awarded both the IMP's Richard D. Young Award and the University's Herman B Wells Senior Recognition Award.

In May 2009 she spent ten days in Seoul, South Korea, studying globalization and economic development through SPEA's Scholars in Global Citizenship Program. She then spent the rest of the summer studying Spanish and transitional justice in Lima and Ayacucho, Peru, where she also worked for the human rights and legal advocacy NGO Paz y Esperanza (Peace and Hope). During the spring of 2010 she worked as a research assistant at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C. through SPEA's Washington Leadership Program. Her interest in international conflict resolution took her to Geneva and London in the summer of 2010 where she studied international organizations and the role they play in conflict resolution.

Erin served as the president of Board of Aeons and was also an IDS opinion columnist, a Student Body Supreme Court associate justice, and an active member of the Student Foreign Policy Initiative and the Collins Living-Learning Center community.

After graduation, Erin will join the Teach for America-Colorado corps as a secondary English teacher. She eventually hopes to pursue a doctorate and teach at the university level.