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International Studies Symposium

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Carole Weinstein International Center, International Commons
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Four International Studies majors present their senior research projects on topics from migrant labor rights to healthcare aid in Central America. A brief Q&A period will follow each presentation and refreshments will be provided throughout.

Please join as your schedule permits.


Welcome and Introductions (4:35 p.m.)
Dr. Martha Merritt and Dr. Sheila Carapico

We Are Not Slaves: Campaigning for Migrant Labor
Rights in the Age of the Internet
(4:40 p.m.)
Olivia Gustafson, ‘18

Healthcare Aid in Guatemala: How a State’s
Overreliance on Non-governmental Organizations
Results in Poor Health Outcomes
(4:55 p.m.)
Sara Minnich, ‘18

I am Change: Muslim Girls’ Agency
in the Fight for Education
(5:10 p.m.)
Kristen Ciapciak, ‘18

Women’s Representation in Sub-Saharan Africa:
Gender Quotas and Anti-GBV Policies in Rwanda
(5:25 p.m.)
Naomi Allen, ‘18