The Program in International and Comparative Studies invites you to the International Studies Honors thesis defense. Our students spent the last year working on a Senior Honors thesis in International Studies and starting on April 15, they will be presenting their work. Writing an Honors Thesis is a huge commitment, and we congratulate all students in the 2016 cohort on their achievements. All sessions are open to the public.


Program in International and Comparative Studies

2016 Student Honors Thesis Defense Schedule


Miranda Veeser

10:30am-12:00pm, Friday, April 15, 2609 SSWB

“International Goals Made Local: A Case Study of HIV Reduction in the Dominican Republic”


Laurel Cerier

3:00-4:30pm, Wednesday, April 20, 2609 SSWB

“A Look at How the Dublin III Regulation has Facilitated the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Greece”


Gabriella Hassan

4:30-6:00pm, Wednesday, April 20, 2609 SSWB

“Revolutionary Effects on Identity: Iran”


Daniel Sack

10:00-11:30am, Thursday, April 21, 2609 SSWB

“Family Planning Messaging Sources at Primary Health Centers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia”


Emma Costello

1:00-2:30pm, Thursday, April 21, 2609 SSWB

"Justice for Whom?: The Gacaca Courts and Restorative Justice for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Rwanda"


Margi Goelz

1:00-2:30pm, Friday, April 22, 2609 SSWB

“Human Security, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, and Vulnerable People:Rhetoric, Solidarity, and Silences in International Human Rights Discourses on Syrian Women Refugees”


Michelle Ng
1:00-2:30pm, Monday, April 25, 2609 SSWB

“The Integration of Western Biomedicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Comparative Analysis of Perceptions in Beijing and Chicago”


Sarah Khan

11:00am -12:30pm, Tuesday, April 26, 2609 SSWB

“The Racialization of Violence: A Study on Imprisonment and Torture Policies in the U.S., and the Impact on the International Discourse of Security”


Nicole Kleiman-Moran

3:00-4:30pm, Wednesday, April 27, 2609 SSWB

“Implementation of the Peace Accords in Guatemala 1990-the Present: Cooperation, Complementarity, and Competition in relation to the government and NGOs”