The Program in International and Comparative Studies invites you to attend the 2022 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 21, 2022, they will be presenting their work. Writing an Honors thesis is a huge commitment, and we congratulate all students in the 2022 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
2022 Student Honors Thesis Defense Schedule

Paulina Buchta
12:00-2:00pm | Thursday, April 21
The Media During Lockdown: A Study of Poland and Czechia during COVID-19 and their Government Communication Strategies

Natalie Gilbert
10:00am-12:00pm | Friday, April 22
China and Taiwan: Understanding the Impact of Political Factors on LGBTQ Progressiveness

Liam Walsh
12:00pm-2:00pm | Friday, April 22
Inglorious Barons: The Inherent Flaws of Nazi Political and Economic Institutions

Armando Otero
2:00pm-4:00pm | Friday, April 22
Feedback Loop Cycles : Puerto Rican Independence and violence in the United State's Forgotten Colony

Kayleigh Crabb
12:00pm-2:00pm | Monday, April 25
Supporting Climate Resilience in Low and Lower-Middle Income Economies Through Effective Global Health and Poverty Alleviation Programs

Noa Sreden
12:00pm-2:00pm | Tuesday, April 26
The Third Pillar of Prosperity: Supporting Poverty Relief Through State-Sponsored Zakāt

Tara Snapper
2:00pm-4:00pm | Tuesday, April 26
Nonprofit Microfinance Organizations’ Ability to Help Borrowers and Financially Succeed in Argentina

Brooke Weichel
2:00pm-4:00pm | Wednesday, April 27
The Rainbow Paradox: Exploring Government's Influence on LGBTQ+ Social Climates in Poland & North Macedonia

Sam Volger
10:00am-12:00pm | Thursday, April 28
Convenient Allies: Why Governments and Organized Crime Cooperate in the Western Balkans