Honor Students Thesis Presentations

Thesis presentations by the Government Department Honors Students of the Class of 2018 will take place in 215 Silsby Hall. All are welcome to come!

The schedule for presentations is as follows:


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

1:00PM-2:00PM: Alyssa Heinze, “Is gender all that matters? The impact of women leaders' intersectional identities on political performance in India”


Friday, May 18, 2018

11:30AM-12:30PM: Katherine Clayton, “The Moderating Influence of Social Contact on Perceptions of Immigrants in France.”


Monday, May 21, 2018

8:00AM-9:00AM: Ryan Divers, “China, the United States, and the Impact of Competition in Foreign Aid Markets”

3:00PM-4:00PM: Charlotte Blatt, “Why We Can’t Seem to Get It Right: US Pre-War Assessments of Conflict from Truman to Obama”


Wednesday, May 23, 20183

8:00AM-9:00AM: Chiemeka Njoku, “Democracy and Universal Education: On the Road to Reduced Ethnic Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa”

1:00PM-2:00PM: Rachel Scholz-Bright, “Science Fact and Political Fiction: Why Climate Change is Particularly Vulnerable to Political Polarization”

3:00PM-4:00PM: Jase Davis, “Looking Up to Crowded Skies: Measuring American Opinions on International Military Drone Use”


Thursday, May 24, 2018

12:00PM-1:00PM: Jessica Lu, “Dissonance Among Democrats: Understanding Why Partisans Defect on Voter Fraud and Voter ID”

2:00PM-3:00PM: Kelsey Flower, “Preceding the Collapse: Identifying Triggers of Major Human Rights Crises”

4:00PM-5:00PM: Milan Chuttani, “Identity and Resettlement: Evaluating Ethnic Associations among Maryland's Congolese Refugees”


Friday, May 25, 2018

8:00AM-9:00AM: Rachael Jones, “The Lessons of History: Bush, Truman, and the Use of Historical Analogies in Decisions for War”