Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Political Science Senior Thesis Presentations

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Session 1: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Session 2: 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

Political Science students present their senior thesis research. Click here for full schedule of presenters and abstracts.

Morning Session
Panel One:
Florene Frenot - Traditional Media, Social Media, and Presidential Campaigns: Evaluating the Agenda-Setting Influence of Mass Media in Politics
Bonnie Henry - "We cannot change the past, but we can...build a future without fear": The Relationship Between Elite Political Rhetoric and Public Opinion in the Case of U.S. Humanitarian Intervention
Alexander Lloyd George - The Tell-Take Heart: Worrying Conclusions About Uncertain Democracies in Central-Eastern Europe
Jana Foxe - A Shock to the System: An Analysis of the Impact of Austerity Measures on Party System Stability in Europe

Panel Two:
Erin Iyigun - United or Divided: An Anaylsis of Political and Religious Authority in Islamic Advice Literature
Stella Kim - Ideology and Hegemony in Communist States: A Comparative Study of Adaptive and Inflexible Regime Resilience
Jesse Weil - Theater of the Oppressed: Political Theater in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Miriam Hinthorn - Power to the Personalist: Identifying Conditions for Takeover by the Most Dangerous Type of Dictator

Afternoon Session
Panel Three:
Jason Ginsberg - Law and War: Armed Non-State Actors and their Engagement with the Norms of International Humanitarian Law
Anna Pierobon - Governing the Crisis: How Divided Governance in the European Union is Worsening the 2010s Refugee Crisis: The Italian Case
Tori Sasaki - Prosecuting Rape: The International Spread of the Sexual Violence Prosecution Norm

Panel Four:
Leah Pierson - Socioeconomic Inequality and the Right to Health
Lyall Stuart - National Fences or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Sovereignty
Lauren Sukin - The Origins of Strategy: Examining the Development of U.S. Nuclear Strategy, 1992-2016
Aine Doyle - Warming to Global Warming: Bold Nebraska, Keystone XL, and the Importance of Issue Frames for Climate Change Mobilization

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