Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

DS and IR Seniors to Present Theses on International Problems and Solutions

April 29, 2011

On Monday and Tuesday, May 2-3, Development Studies Program seniors will present theses on topics ranging from "Practicing Good Medicine: A Community-based Diagnosis and Prognosis for Promoting Obstetric Care Access and Use in Rural Nepal," "The Nationalist Neoliberalism of Your Desires: The Case of Egypt,” and "The Power and Legitimacy Game: A Case Study on the Government and NGOs in South Korea’s Refugee Protection Regime." Presentations begin each day at 10am and run through much of the day.

On Wednesday, May 4, from 4-7pm, honors candidates in the International Relations Program will present their research findings. Students are organized into three panels, each followed by Q & A. Topics include education and terrorism production (Egypt), counternarratives in the War on Terror (Jihadi and Western media), migrant transnationalism (Vietnam and Algeria in France), determinants of "energy regimes" (Europe and Latin America), explaining and predicting statehood (associated microstates, Kosovo, Palestine), counter-hegemonic globalization and water activism (India), the persistence and decline of separatist movements (India), media framing and political decision-making (US media, Israeli-Palestinian conflict), and cooperation in EU security missions and operations. Research methods range from econometric modeling to discourse analysis. Full program and thesis abstracts available here.

All presentations will be in the Watson Institute’s Joukowsky, with open attendance.


Below, a presentation from last year's Development Studies session.