International Relations and Global Studies

IRG Honors Program Past Theses

Students admitted to the IRG Honors Thesis Program meet weekly throughout the year with the IRG director as they refine their proposals, carry out their research agenda, and write outlines and chapter drafts. By the end of the spring semester, participants will have completed a significant (50+ page) thesis on a diverse set of topics related to international and global studies.  Below is a list of the 2019/2020 IRG Honors Theses:   

Christina Bui - Human Rights in Augusto Pinochet's Chile

April Cavin - Euroscepticism and Turkish Public Opinion

Suhina Chopra - Foreign Direct Investment in the Digital Economy

Daniela Cos - The British Auto Industry and National Identity in Brexit

Jada Fraser - Textbook Diplomacy: Japan, Korea, and Historical Memory

Meraal Hakeem - Gendered Impact of Economic Sanctions on Iran

Varun Hukeri - China's Peripheral Diplomacy in the New Silk Road

Kristen Jefferson - Bridging the Religious Divide in Kenya

Kason Kebaso - The UN and Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Cameron McConway - The 2013 Egyptian Military Coup in Context

Cyrus Moghadam - Mosque-State Relations in Post-Saddam Iraq

Taryn Shanes - Implications of Codifying the Human Right to Water

Elqa Siddiqui - India through an Ecofeminist Lens

Megan Soetaert - Regionalizing Security in the East African Community

Carlos Telles-Avela - Bribery and Authoritarian Regimes

Allyson Todd - International Debate over Drug Policy 

Heidi Tran - Assessing Black Markets in North Korea