Past Fellows

Armenak Tokmajyan

Armenak Tokmajyan holds a Master's degree in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research from the University of Tampere, Finland. He accomplished his Bachelor's degree in Syria, University of Kalamoon. Thereafter he worked at UNHCR Aleppo Field office in the Protection Unit (2012). Before joining the Centre for Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery (CCNR) he worked as a visiting researcher at Åland Islands Peace Research Institute (summer 2014) and Tampere Peace Research Institute (autumn 2014). Armenak Tokmajyan's main research interest includes peace and conflict dynamics in Syria. His Master's thesis, 'Conflict Transformation in Syria,' explains how the Syrian conflict transformed from one type of conflict to another between 2011 and late 2013. In addition to his thesis, He is the author of many papers such as 'Militarization of the Syrian revolution: was this the wrong choice' (2015), Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 'Hezbollah's Military Intervention in Syria: political choice or religious obligation?' (2014) Journal of Approaching Religion. You can find the full list of his publications here. You can contact him at

Meghan Moore

Meghan Moore is a U.S. Foreign Service Officer and has worked for the U.S. Department of State since 2003. Her most recent assignment was to Budapest, Hungary, where she served as Consular Section Chief. Prior to her position in Budapest, Meghan served in Karachi, Pakistan, Washington, D.C., Bogota, Colombia, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and temporarily in Port au Prince, Haiti. Before joining the State Department, Meghan was a community development and regulatory compliance officer at a locally-owned commercial bank in Anchorage, Alaska. Meghan holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Southern California and a M.A. in African Area Studies with a focus on political development from the University of California Los Angeles.

Jay Heung

Jay Heung is a U.S. Foreign Service Officer and has worked for the U.S. Department of State since 2005. His most recent assignment was to Budapest, Hungary, where he served as Economic Section Chief and then Acting Political and Economic Counselor. Prior to his position in Budapest Jay served as a Consular Officer in Bogotá, Colombia, and an Economic Officer in The Hague, The Netherlands. Before joining the State Department, Jay was a management consultant for several Washington D.C.-based companies and also worked in international business development for Rockwell International and Boeing. Jay holds a B.A. in economics and B.S. in international relations from the University of Oregon, and a M.A. in economics and M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Tammy Paltchikov Holbrooke Fellow, Shattuck CCNR

Tammy Paltchikov is a U.S. Foreign Service Officer and has worked for the U.S. Department of State since 2008. Her most recent assignment was to Sofia, Bulgaria, where she served as Educational and Cultural Attache. Before her position in Sofia, Tammy served as a Public Affairs officer in Peshawar, Pakistan, and a Consular officer in Almaty, Kazakhstan and Nassau, Bahamas. Prior to joining the State Department, she worked as the Assistant Director of the Office of International Programs at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). In that capacity, she worked with foreign students and international visitors, arranging their cultural, business, and educational programs in the U.S. She has a bachelor’s degree in Slavic Area Studies and an M.A. in Public Affairs, both from UAH. In 1992-93, she was an exchange student at Belarus State University and she completed a specialized Russian language course at Moscow State University in 1997. Contact her at

Roni Dorot

Roni Dorot is a political sociologist whose work focuses on political violence, revenge and reconciliation. She received her PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute, Florence, and holds a MA in Public Policy from Tel-Aviv University. Her dissertation entitled “Dead End: Israeli Militarism and the Dynamics of State Retribution” examines the history of political revenge and the genealogy of retaliation discourses in the context of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Her previous research analyzed the governmental outcomes of Israeli municipalities from a comparative perspective. She is a recipient of the Sapir Price for municipal studies, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura scholarship and the EUI excellence fellowship. Her research interests include: emotions and the state; political rituals; total institutions; conflict management and resolution; exchange theory; organizational studies and critical military studies. Roni can be contacted at