SIS 495 Task Force

 

Recent Submissions

  • Anderson, Libby; Auster, Michelle; Caster, Tessa; Charoni, Jennifer; Clinkenbeard, Peter; Fitzpatrick, Marina; Larsen, Erin; MacKenzie, Colin; Mayer, Megan; Phan, Linda; Regan, Maeve; Schroeder, Katherine; Theisen, Tarra; Yoshioka, Natsuki; Young, William (2014)
    While a focus on pandemic preparedness is important, it does not address long term solutions to outbreak. In our highly globalized world, massive inequalities shape an environment in which preparedness benefits those of ...
  • Beeders, Jacob; Ceballos, Rutger; Cooper, Magdalena; Heckert, Benjamin; Keeble, Camian; Maniraho, Karen; McLeod, Bevin; Meharry, Adriana; Minkina, Yelizaveta; Qudsi, Jwanah; Jwanah, Zachary; Sidlinger, Gregory; Sirikupt, Chonlawit; Valencia, Fabian; Walker, Simon; Wickstrom, Claire (2014)
    The United States is currently engaged in one the longest and costliest wars in its history. In the thirteen years since the devastating attacks on 9/11, the United States has waged war against al Qaeda and ideology of ...
  • Anderson, Lily; Bar-Sela, Gil; Bertram, Wanda; Brauer, Kell; Chouery, Alexis; Donato, Rebecca; Eng, Melanie; Gallagher, Patrick; Holmberg, Trenton; Hubbard, Winthrop; Jimenez, Veronica; Lam, Bryan; Maggioncalda, Daniel; Ramshaw, Amanda; Rumpf, Anna; Wang, Annie (2014)
    Though no complex framework is needed to gauge the grave human costs brought about by three years of conflict in Syria, the crisis itself has been driven by a complex of motivations and interests across multiple systemic ...
  • Hernan, Quincy; Johnson, Louisa; Langevin, Clara; Greenberg, Adrienne; Kane, Ann; Bark, Da Som; Charamand, Natalia; DeRitis, Nick; Hur, Jinhee; Jacob, Fatihah; Karstetter, Andrea; Nicolaisen, Fanny; Oppelt, Hailey; Snyder, Martha; Yousuf, Aya (2014)
    This report focuses on three primary themes within the international refugee regime and identifies gaps in protection for Convention as well as non-Convention forced migrants. The first, solidarity, refers to the uneven ...
  • Coney, Sarah; Stoykova, Nikolina; Swarthout, Kailyn; Ashmore, Allison; Barker-Aderem, Zoe; Gould, Kelly; Gurian, Davita; Kamdani, Syailendra; Nguyen, Khiem; Ouyang, Mengqin; Reeder, Monica; Snyder, Rebecca; Tam, Stephanie; Vyhnanek, Emily; Wang, Chieh-Hsi; Wietecha, Ola (2014)
    The shale oil revolution of the early twenty-first century has placed the United States at one of its most pivotal points in recent history with regards to energy policy. The production boom in 2008 led to an increase ...
  • Aflalo, Vanessa; Altamirano, Yolanda; Backman, Carly; Barbour, Amy Marie; Bazemore, Cole; Campbell, Grace; Capeloto, Sam; Cizek, Blake; Clark, Kelli; Elgabalaway, Nora; Gonzales, Emily; Hamp, Lea; Healow, Stephanie; Novatcheva, Elli; Mwendar, Annah; Smith, Caleb; Warner, Harrison (2014)
    This Task Force report will tackle the immense, but clearly attainable goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030, addressing the ways in which USAID is working to end extreme poverty around the world. Through research ...
  • Galloway, Travis; Garbe, Katherine; Gregory, Joshua; Hoffman, Tucker; Loustau, Justin; Rutherford, Mark; Stack, Daniel; Stevens, Jared; Sun, Wenze; Wambold, Adam; Zollars, Riley (2014)
    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being negotiated between the United States and the European Union stands to be the largest free trade agreement ever created. The comprehensive trade and ...
  • Eissinger, Naomi; Enos, Philippe; Fenno, Gregory; Firoozi, Yasamine; Golomb, Michael; Guillory, Daniel; Harsch, Rina; Hubbell, Sophie; Klein, Joelle; Muilenburg, Cassandra; Nolan, Shannon; Speckhardt, Anja; Turin Sanchez, Fernando; Yoo, Ji Soo (2014)
    The European Union is at a turning point in its approach vis-à-vis security and international relations. The 2003 European Security Strategy (ESS) laid out a vision for the EU as an important player on the global stage, ...
  • Beck, Rachel; Coppernoll-Houston, Carl; Csibrány, Miklós; Hoang, Kimberly; Kuehl, Alexander Leo; Duggan, Orláith; Khusainov, Danel; Kim, Su Min (Alana); MacDonald, Katherine; Mullen, Patrick; Passmore, Taylor; Robbins, Claire; Roberts, Conor; Wight, Richard (Dusty) (2013)
    Displayed on roadside billboards and monuments across Central Asia are the words “white road” (ақ жол), wishing countrymen and travelers a safe journey as they traverse the vast, harsh terrain. Pronounced “Aq Jol” in Kazakh ...
  • Alstrom, Sara; Butterfield, Elise; Chun, Calla; Dow, Bill; Flott, Grace; Gommeaux, Camille; Hansen, Tjos; Hickner, Nate; Kachscovsky, Chloe; Kaui, Kika; Lee, Kevin; O'Meara, John B. F.; Ragueneau, Marine; Reyes, Ramiro; Sarosa, Adi; Hallie, Scott (2013)
    Rio de Janeiro is infamous for violence. In many of the city’s large, informal settlements known as favelas, violent drug gangs have ruled with impunity while corrupt police officers contribute to distrust of formal ...
  • Barrett, Hunter; Brenton, Tyler; Dadlani, Rebecca; Dedo, Daniel; Donovan-Smith, Orion; Ernst, Sarah; Jackson, Kirk; Keith, Shannon; Louie, Mariah; Parker, Eric; Patel, Sukhie; Ray, Kellen; Sarkis, Jared; Strader, Madison; Stauch, Sarah; Weaver, Emily (2013)
    The eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been the site of cyclical violence for years and, as a result, the country has failed to become a developed member of the international community. The International Rescue ...
  • Brown, Michael; Cosford, Zoe; Dolph, Hannah; Dubiel, Charlotte; Guard, Charlotte; Ngoc, Ho; Moore, Steven; Shaw, Kevin; Sugarman, Max; Tam, Rachel; VanTulder, Nicolas; Vong, Binh (2013)
    As Canada prepares to chair the Arctic Council (2013-2015) now is both a strategic and essential time to reassess political, economic and social matters pertaining to the Arctic region. Frequently considered a barometer ...
  • Al-Fatatry, Eslam; Bray, Ally; Butters, Julie; Cho, Eunbi; Ferguson, Allie; Gilchrist, Ryan; Henshaw, Katie; Lee, Rebecca; Lin, Lummy; Marriott, Thea; Madison, Miller; Murdoch, Erika; Nunan, Heather; Nyland, Emma; Shay, Lily; Widjaya, Regina (2013)
    Since the Rome Statute entered into force in 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court) has encountered many challenges, undermining its legitimacy and credibility in the international community. This report ...
  • Davis, Emily; Fish, Ariella; Jones, Brennan; Kawatani, Matthew; Kennel, Rebekah; Kronebusch, L.L.; Lee, Benjamin C.; Lee, Stephen; Peterson, Carl; Ridley, Devon; Siegel, David; Smith, Trevor; Taylor, Carl (2013)
    Burma will define the Obama Administration’s foreign policy legacy. Political change in Burma, once unimaginable, is now a bright reality with burgeoning prospects for the future. The ongoing rapprochement between Washington ...
  • Baunach, Leo; Campbell, Madison; Cohen, Mariella; Day, Erik; Deeny, Patrick; Erickson, Alexa; Fearey, Luke; Freedman, Samuel; Khalturina, Ksenia; MacDonald, Anna; Petrov, Konstantin; Price, Lauren; Rayl, Erin; Tyne, Dylan; Warden, Emily (2013)
    In the past decade the U.S. has seen its relationship with Russia slowly build and quickly deteriorate a number of times. A number of recent events exemplify this trend - Obama’s work with Medvedev building trust and ...
  • Albert, John; Bomber, Benjamin; Cohenca, Yair; Erickson, Nancy; Ghoreishi, Shahed; Ma, Emily; Metcalf, Ashley; Morrow-Okon, Meredith; Paukstis, Hannah; Peña, Erin; Schaumberg, Maya; Seabrook, Dena; Vazquez, Edgar; Yang, Austin; Zhu, Crystal (2013)
    In order to highlight the necessity of promoting First Amendment rights guaranteed in the United States Constitution as part of foreign policy committed to democratic advancement abroad, our Task Force has created the ...
  • Bauer, Kaitlyn; Carrizosa Peralta, Michelle; Edmiston, Paige; Faoro, Kate; Gyatso, Pema; Kantonen, Sarah; Kean, Annie; Klein, Janina; Lee, Josh; Loh, Stephanie; Lui, Peony; McKee, Lea; Merrick, Delaney; Smith, Lee; Talant, Dana; Walker, Alex; Wright, Stephanie (2013)
    The European Union makes frequent international headlines: the Eurozone crisis, environmental progress, and accession negotiations with Turkey are just some recent topics. However, what rarely makes headline news is the ...
  • Alongi, Talia; Campbell, Heather; DeVaux, Dominique; Kauffman, Charles; Lönnberg-Hickling, Lea; MacKenzie, Madison; Moulton, Lindsey; Nguyen, Grant; Osegueda, Caitlin; Pollack, Alex; Sepler, Robert; Thapa, Raksha; Vrooman, Robert; Zemanek, Jillian; Zieske, Jillian (2012)
    Global food security today is on uncertain ground, with countries, organizations, and individuals still scrambling to respond to the 2007-08 food crisis. Global attention has been fixed on looming structural challenges ...
  • Anderson, Nathan; Apfel, Henry; Boone, Sarah; Halimuddin, Sandi; Hartato, Emir; Kristanti, Yeni; Lissandhi, Ayu Nova; Moore, Jared; Piskorskaya, Nataliya; Ratri, Sari Damar; Sari, Nety Riana; Utama, Rahardhika Arista; Simons, Lucas; Young, Kristi (2012)
    Indonesia is the third largest green house gas emitter in the world with much of these emissions attributed to large scale deforestation. The government has recognized the role that deforestation is playing in contributing ...
  • Beckett, Mike; Beers, Jessica; Emsky, Tyler; Hollenbeck, Dan; Johnsen, Gregory; Kaehler, Stefan; Kang, Jennifer; Laramie, Jordan; Nicks, Erika; Quint, Mark; Sweetser, Marcus; Thomas, Zhenni; White, Andrew; Winnie, Meagan (2012)
    America’s economic strength and military might go hand in hand. Each is indispensable to the other. Thus, in times such as the present when America’s deteriorating fiscal position requires swift and reasoned attention, it ...

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