The Program in International and Comparative Studies invites you to attend the 2024 International Studies Honors thesis defense week. PICS students spent the last year in the Honors Plan working on a Senior Honors thesis in International Studies and starting on April 24, 2024, they will be presenting their work. Writing an Honors thesis is a huge commitment, and we congratulate all students in the 2024 cohort on their achievements. All sessions are open to the public and are held in Room 355 Weiser Hall - 500 Church Street. Students who are considering the International Studies Honors Plan are strongly encouraged to attend a thesis defense.

Program in International and Comparative Studies
2024 Student Honors Thesis Defense Schedule

Dora Usdan
1:00-3:00pm | Wednesday, April 24
Choreographing National Identity: The Role of Movement and Biopower in Countries of Real Socialism

Siena van der Steen Mizel
10:00am-12:00pm | Thursday, April 25
Cartel Capitalism: Assessing the Economic Effects of Cartel Influence on Mexico's Agricultural Industry Performance

Cameron Hempton
1:00-3:00pm | Thursday, April 25
The Provision of Humanitarian Aid by Médecins Sans Frontières and Government-NGO Relationships in Sudan

Elizabeth Newman-Corre
10:00am-12:00pm | Friday, April 26
New World, New Rules: Exploring the Impact of differing COVID-19 Responses in Sweden and Denmark

Sophia Grant
10:00am-12:00pm | Monday, April 29
Imprisonment as a Means of State Repression: Recent Carceral Approaches to Gang Violence in Central America

Bilal Irfan
10:00am-12:00pm | Tuesday, April 30
From Mecca to New York: Mapping the Origins and Practices of Islamic Medicine & Ethical Integration into Contemporary Healthcare

Nadia Sharapova
1:00-3:00pm | Tuesday, April 30
Neoliberal Pathologies and African Development: The Case of the Ugandan Healthcare System  

Dana Marion
1:00-2:00pm | Wednesday, May 1
Living in Liminality: An Analysis of the Role of NGOs Aiding Eritrean Asylum-Seekers in Israel from 2007-2018

Nina Naffziger
2:00-3:00pm | Wednesday, May 1
Bahrain Beyond the Pearl: Political Prisoners and Gender-Based Violence in the Gulf's Forgotten Uprising