CDDRL Honors Alumna Named Knight-Hennessy Scholar

Carson Smith (honors class of 2018-19) is among 70 scholars in the Knight-Hennessy Scholars' fifth cohort.
Carson Smith Image Courtesy Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Congratulations to Carson Smith, a graduate of CDDRL's 2018-19 Fisher Family Honors Program, on her selection as a 2022 Knight-Hennessy Scholar. Knight-Hennessy Scholars cultivates and supports a multidisciplinary and multicultural community of graduate students from across Stanford University, and delivers engaging experiences that prepare graduates to be visionary, courageous, and collaborative leaders who address complex challenges facing the world.

At CDDRL, Smith wrote her thesis on Conflict Resolution in Tribal Societies: The Community Impact of Non-Indians in Peacemaking Processes. When asked what initially attracted her to the Fisher Family Honors Program, she shared at the time: "I really enjoy the interdisciplinary approach of this program. For example, CDDRL gave me an opportunity to work with professors at the law school, who have the most expertise in my area of research. Additionally, because we all study separate subjects, I have learned about a wide range of methodologies and areas of research from my peers."

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars press release is available here, and the announcement from the Stanford Report is below.