International Studies Program: Poster Presentations

December 1, 2011

This event will take place on the following two days:

  • Tuesday, December 6th, from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM, and
  • Wednesday, December 7th, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

The senior International Studies students (I/ST 490) will give poster presentations of their final research papers next week and want to share their insights. The papers are the result of a semester-long research seminar that facilitated students’ independent research on topics of their choice, based on their study abroad and coursework experiences.

Topics include: the sexual and reproductive rights and health in contemporary Nicaragua, China, and Haiti; the education of migrant women in France and the effects of the “burqa ban”; food, environmental and nationalist movements in Italy; ecotourism and economic development in Costa Rica; indigenous leadership in the Americas; the Arab Spring and the Egyptian revolution; the impacts of drug cartels on legitimate authority in Mexico; sex trafficking from North Africa to Italy; South Korean nationalism and digital technologies; the potential of US-Columbia trade agreements to transform Medellin into a world city; humanitarian and cultural reasons for the reunification of the Koreas; ‘gay’ language and gay rights in the Philippines; Euro-skepticism in Britain; economic development in the Philippines; a case for Uyghur independence from China; inflation and the cost of living in Argentina; and the strategic wisdom of peaceful relations between the US and China, as well as between the US and Iran.

Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.