Political science majors present, defend senior research projects
The Department of Political Science and International Relations will hold its 53rd annual presentation and defense of senior research Saturday, Feb. 19, and Saturday, Feb. 26, in O’Hare Academic Building, Room 260.
Ten senior political science majors are scheduled to present and defend their research. Staff, faculty and students are welcome to attend, as well as the public. There will also be an opportunity for a Q&A.
The schedule is:
Saturday, Feb. 19
9 a.m. — Maritza F. Conte, “Miranda v. Arizona (1966): The Constitutional Benefits of Retaining the Miranda Warning in American Society”
9:45 a.m. — Alyssa Choquette, “The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA): Peacekeeping Gone Wrong”
10:30 a.m. — Abigail Monroe, “Analyzing Supreme Court Polarization Through the Lens of the Confirmation Process”
11:15 a.m. — Ashley Dwyer, “Return to Sender: The International Refoulement of Refugees”
12 p.m. — Olivia Butler, “Civil Asset Forfeiture: How the War on Drugs Led to the Misuse of Property Seizures”
Saturday, Feb. 26
9 a.m. — Colton Moore, “Rare Earths Are Becoming More Rare: An Analysis of China’s Political Motive in Africa”
9:45 a.m. — Vivien Haley, “Country Roads Take Me to the Polls: Examining the 21st Century Political Shift in West Virginia”
10:30 a.m. — Samuel Kingree, “Strategic Ambiguity: A Reevaluation of the Effectiveness of US Policy Towards Taiwan”
11:15 a.m. — Jamshid Ahmadi, “China’s Plan in Afghanistan: The Belt and Road Initiative Strategy with the Support of Pakistan”
12 p.m. — Celia Palzkill, “Djibouti’s Role in China’s Maritime Strategy: How China is Using Djibouti to Establish a Strong Maritime Economy”
Featured photo is from a past senior thesis presentation.