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Politics and IR students present research at CoSA 2018

Over twenty students majoring in Politics and International Relations delivered talks and poster presentations featuring their research and co-curricular work.

Each year, Ursinus College reserves one day for students to present their research and creative projects to the wider campus community. At the 2018 Celebration of Student Achievement event on April 19, over twenty students majoring in Politics and International Relations delivered talks and poster presentations featuring their research and co-curricular work in the fields of Politics and International Relations:

  • Mary Atta-Dakwa ’18 presented and successfully defended her Honors project Aiding to Repair: An Analysis of the Impact of Foreign Aid in Rwanda After the 1994 Genocide. Mary’s project is interdisciplinary Honors research in International Relations and Applied Economics; Dr. Annie Karreth and Dr. Olga Nicoara (Economics) served as co-chairs.
  • Hannah Engber ’18 delivered a talk summarizing over two years of research spanning multiple courses and Summer Fellows on Terrorism and Counterterrorism.
  • Roseangela Hartford ’18 presented and successfully defended her Honors project Los matices varios del feminismo en las comunidades indígenas de América Latina: Yorkín, Costa Rica y Santa Anita, Guatemala [The Different Nuances of Feminism in Indigenous Communities in Latin America]. Rosie’s project is interdisciplinary Honors research in International Relations and Modern Languages; Dr. Rebecca Evans and Dr. José Cornelio (Spanish) served as co-chairs.
  • Clara Kiss ’18 delivered a talk on her independent research on Sovereignty in the Congo: From Economic Insinuation to Economic Dependence (and Everything in Between) as well as a poster on her work on British Colonial Legacy and State Terror. Clara also presented about her internship experience working with immigrants in Brussels, Belgium, during her junior year.
  • Lily Talerman ’18 presented her Honors project, *From Democrats to Deplorables: The Trumpization of the Republican Party*, after successfully defending her thesis earlier this week. Dr. Gerard Fitzpatrick served as chair.
  • Callie Terris ’18 presented and successfully defended her Honors project, Rethinking Privacy: An Examination of the Fourth Amendment and Communications Technology, after successfully defending her thesis earlier this week. Dr. Gerard Fitzpatrick served as chair.
  • Paul Cottam ’19 presented a poster on his research investigating: Does terrorism sway elections to the right?
  • Charlotte Rohrer ’19 presented a poster on her research project: How and Why Does Counterterrorism Legislation Differ Country from Country: An Analysis of the USA PATRIOT Act and France’s state of emergency laws.
  • Rosina Shipman ’19 showcased her work on affordable housing in a poster. Rosina served as an intern with a housing non-profit organization in Bremerton, WA; researched housing policies during her independent learning experience; and will conduct research on public transport and housing prices as part of her Summer Fellows research.
  • Roumaissaa Tailassane ’19 presented her Honors project Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey: The Role of Education, Economic and Political Factors. Rose will continue with her research in the fall as a Distinguished Honors project in International Relations; her committee members are Dr. Rebecca Evans, Dr. Annie Karreth, and Dr. Danielle Widmann-Abraham (Religious Studies).
  • Cole Wood ’20 presented a poster summarizing his research on Terrorism and Immigration: Evidence from France, Great Britain, and the United States.
  • The members of the Ursinus College delegation to the 2018 National Model United Nations conference shared their conference experience and negotiation outcomes in a poster session. The following delegates are majoring in Politics and International Relations: Mary Atta-Dakwa (head delegate), Garrett Bullock, Paul Cottam, Anna Crowder, Jake Detweiler, Hannah Engber, Jacob Kang, Clara Kiss, Charlotte Rohrer, Rosina Shipman, Daan Slaats, Roumaissaa Tailassane, Christopher Tan, Chelsey Thomas, Nadia Tsao, Brendan Werner and Justin Zheng.

Congratulations to our students on their successful projects! Honors theses and Summer Fellows projects can be accessed via the UC Digital Commons platform.