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2018 Undergraduate Thesis Conference

Thursday, May 3 –
Friday, May 4, 2018

Joukowsky Forum

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Graduating concentrators from Watson's three concentrations (International Relations, Public Policy, and Development Studies) will present their theses.


Student Events

Thursday, May 3 

12 p.m. – Welcome remarks by Director Ed Steinfeld
12:15 p.m. – Servicing Families: Local and Global Perspectives, moderated by Tony Levitas 
Presentations by Leah Hardenbergh (Development Studies), Marjorie Pang Si En (Public Policy), Abigale Sanft (Public Policy), Zachary Witkin (Development Studies)
1:45 p.m. – Reconciliation and Nation-Building: Language, Art, and Memory, moderated by Patsy Lewis
Presentations by Liliana Hertling (Development Studies), Ilgin Korugan (Development Studies), Arundhati A. Ponnapa (International Relations)
3:15 p.m. – Women, Politics, and the State: Cases from Latin America, moderated by Claudia Elliott
Presentations by Margot Cohen (International Relations), Tamara Upfal (International Relations)
4:15 p.m. – Closing Remarks by Associate Director Steve Bloomfield

Friday, May 4

12 p.m. – Making Hard Choices in Fast-Changing Economies, moderated by Ed Steinfeld
Presentations by Paul Butler (Public Policy), Vaughn Campbell (International Relations), Helen Gerstenfeld Abreu (International Relations)
1:15 p.m. – Justice, Violence, and Rights, moderated by Nina Tannenwald
Presentations by Sarah Cronin (Public Policy), Mili Mitra (Public Policy), Ginevra Maria Sole Bruno (International Relations), Erin West (Development Studies)
2:45 p.m. – Closing Remarks by Steve Bloomfield
3 p.m. – Closing Reception, 2nd Floor Landing