The Program in International and Comparative Studies invites you to attend the 2018 International Studies Honors thesis defense week. PICS students spent the last year in the Honors Plan working on a Senior Honors thesis in International Studies and starting on April 18, 2018, they will be presenting their work. Writing an Honors thesis is a huge commitment, and we congratulate all students in the 2018 cohort on their achievements. All sessions are open to the public and are held in Room 355 Weiser Hall - 500 Church Street. Students who are considering the International Studies Honors Plan are strongly encouraged to attend a thesis defense.


Program in International and Comparative Studies
2018 Student Honors Thesis Defense Schedule


Haley Dow
10:00-11:30 am | Wednesday, April 18
Learning from the Past: An Examination of Discrimination & Progression in Italian and Syrian Immigration Narratives in the American Media 

Julia Sofo
2:00-3:30 pm | Wednesday, April 18
Perpetuating Inefficacy: Comparing Counterterrorism Policies in the Bush, Obama, and Trump Administrations

Zoe Lauricella
10:00-11:30 am | Thursday, April 19
The Concretization of "Autonomy" and "Dignity": the Zapatista Uprising, the Nation, and Communal Organization

Cheryl Gordon
12:00-1:30 pm | Thursday, April 19
Cubs of the Caliphate: The Indoctrination of Child Soldiers and the Perpetuation of the Islamic State

Casey Chmura
10:00-11:30 am | Friday, April 20
The Case of Pohm Sammnang: Gastrointestinal Health in Rural Cambodia

Sarah Fisher
10:00-11:30 am | Monday, April 23
America's Europe: Examining the Impact of American Involvement in European Integration

Mira Ruder-Hook 
10:00-11:30 am | Tuesday, April 24
Organizational Adoption of AI Through A Sociocultural Lens

Jacob Bailey
10:00-11:30 am | Wednesday, April 25
Green Gold? An Analysis of Saudi Renewable Energy Policy from 1960 to 2010

Merin McDivitt
1:00-2:30 pm | Wednesday, April 25
La Tierra Más Hermosa, La Provincia Más Fiel- Land Most Lovely, Province Most Faithful: Tourism, Sustainability, and Revolution in Holguín, Cuba