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International Relations MSPA Student Capstone Presentations

All are welcome to join us on May 13 and 14 from 5–8:30 p.m. as students in the International Relations MSPA Program present their final research projects.  (flyer)

Monday, May 13

Michael Denney     “Is Land-Grabbing Neocolonialism?”

Mark Robertson     “NATO and Russia: Is a True Partnership for Peace Possible?”

Priscilla DeGregory     “Rebuilding Failed States: A Case Study of the DRC.”

Titilope Osunkojo     “Lifting the Veil of Sovereignty to Protect Human Rights: A Comparison of the Application of the Doctrine of Responsibility to Protect in Libya and Syria.”

Tuesday, May 14

Alina Sullivan Myers     “Drone Warfare and Global Security: Establishing the Framework for a U.S.-Initiated Regulatory System”

Jacqueline Millette    “Understanding the Brain Drain: Growth and Development through Reversal?”

Rebecca Schiel     “In the War on Terror, Can the Use of Drones be Consistent with Just War Theory?”

Tara Conklin     “Using Transparency to Combat Resource Curse: A Longitudinal Evaluation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.”



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