MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A West Virginia University professor is researching conflict management methods of countries engaged in civil wars.
Political science professor Cyanne E. Loyle recently returned from a six-week trip to Uganda made possible by a more than $109,000 grant from the U.S. Institute of Peace.
While she was there, she interviewed military and government personnel and members of the militant movement the Lord's Resistance Army.
The grant supports Loyle's research on the justice processes used by governments during civil wars. She tallies the various solutions, including amnesty offers and reparations made to victims' families.
Officials say that Loyle is creating a global, cross-national database on transitional justice, which includes the processes that happen during war and after. The database will be shared with policymakers and practitioners.