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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2019

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Healthcare Decisions in the Arctic, Emma Griffith
Department: Global and International Studies

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Does China’s Involvement in Foreign Aid in Underdeveloped African States Result in Developmental Growth?, Cornelius Gyamfi
Department: Global and International Studies

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The Neutrality Dilemma: The Influence of Humanitarian Neutrality within Médecins Sans Frontières and the International Committee of the Red Cross, Bronwen Kessler
Department: Global and International Studies

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Does Economic Liberalization Lead to Democratization?: A Comparative Case Study of South Korea and China, HaeMin Kwak
Department: Global and International Studies

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Is it still 1991? How the status of contemporary Russian women, in relation to men, has remained unchanged in politics, education, the workforce, health, and the home since the fall of the Soviet Union., Claire Russ
Department: Global and International Studies; Russian Studies

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No Time to Waste: An Examination of the Climate Change Norm and its Role in Increasing Observer Participation in the UNFCCC, Ethan Scully
Department: Political Science; Global and International Studies

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A Formal Analysis of an Informal Settlement: The Case of Joe Slovo, Amy R. Wisseman
Department: Global and International Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2018

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Save the Forest (Dependent Communities): An Analysis of Potential Factors That Help Explain the Inclusion of Forest-Dependent Communities in Redd+ Readiness, Maite A. Knorr-Evans
Department: Global and International Studies

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Making Room for Refugees: Understanding Trends and Valuable Criteria in the Humanization of Refugees through the Analysis of Multimedia, and Oral History, Heather C. Lockhart-Neff
Department: Global and International Studies

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Caste Discrimination in the Indian Labor Market: Examining the Regional Differences in the Effect of Caste Affiliation on Wage Inequality in India’s Labor Market, Komal Mesvani
Department: Global and International Studies

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Who Sets the Agenda: Patterns in Private Donor Funding to the World Health Organization and Donor Influence in Global Health, Hannah Passmore
Department: Global and International Studies

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One God, One Race, One Tongue: A Study of Racial Inequality of Colombia, Dylan P. Pederson
Department: Global and International Studies

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Location Location Gender: How Variables Impact Household Head Financial Decisions in Rural and Urban Regions throughout China, Margaret Sestito
Department: Chinese Studies; Economics; Global and International Studies

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Living Well or Living Better? How a Failure to Implement Changes to Ecuadorian Environmental Policy Hindered the Treatment of the Ecuadorian Indigenous Community, Sarah Vonck
Department: Global and International Studies; Spanish

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2017

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The Femme Fatal: How do Different Gendered Messaging Techniques Impact Public's Attitudes Towards Perceived Threat of a Female Terrorist?, Haley C. Davis
Department: Global and International Studies

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Germany and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: The Complexities of National Identity and the Handling of the Syrian Refugee Crisis, Megan Koeneman
Department: Global and International Studies; History

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To Protect and Serve: Homicide Rates and Policing Policies in Central America, Michaela J. McNaughton
Department: Global and International Studies

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Gods of War: The Impact of Religion on the Human Cost of Civil Wars, Eric Nolin
Department: Global and International Studies

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When it Rains it Pours: A Comparative Case Study of the Relationship between Climate Variability and State Security in the West African Sahel, Aleksi M. Pelkonen
Department: Global and International Studies

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Culture for Culture’s Sake: The Politics and Economics of the UNESCO World Heritage Brand on Tourism, Cara N. Peterson
Department: Global and International Studies

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Running in Place: The United States War on Drugs in Colombia (1960-2003), Aidan N. Prien
Department: History; Global and International Studies

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Gods and Guns: Examining the Effects of Shared Religious Plurality on Military Expinditure, Marco A. Sapien
Department: Political Science; Global and International Studies

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Where are you from and why are you here?: A Study of Negative Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes' Effect on Public Support for Syrian Refugees', Sarah C. Strum
Department: Global and International Studies

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Economics under Fire: Understanding GDP and HDI through Social Capital and its Relationship with Noteworthy Intra-State Conflicts, Samuel T. Waters
Department: Economics; Global and International Studies

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Politics of the Apolitical: A Study of Operational Autonomy and International Non-Governmental Oganizations (INGOs), Rachel Wilson
Department: Global and International Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2016

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Home is Where You are Needed?: The Role of Government-Provided Incentives in Determining the Outcome of International Student Mobility in the Source Country, Elisa Priscilla Toto
Department: Global and International Studies