Hydrometric and Hydrochemical Runoff Characterization and Modeling across Multiple Land Covers in Panama
Panama Canal operations depend entirely on secure freshwater supplies to its reservoirs, however this critical natural resource's flow is sensitive to land management decisions. To better manage water resources, hydrological investigations are needed to quantify how runoff and groundwater supplies differ between different tropical land covers.
Peace Corps Volunteers serve in countries all over the world, in a variety of environments both familiar and strange. They must adapt to local cultural norms in order to be an effective volunteer. How do Peace Corps Volunteers in Ethiopia perceive, use, orient, and generate stories about their local landscape in relation to the host culture they are in?
This project seeks to investigate Asian elephant problem-solving behavior and how it relates to crop-raiding (a form of human-elephant conflict) and personality. Barrett expects to gain knowledge about which individual elephants are more likely to engage in risky crop-raiding behavior by conducting research with both captive and wild elephants.
A Comparative Analysis between the EU and the United States of the Feasibility of Co-Firing Woody Biomass in Existing Coal Fired Power Plants from a Technical, Economic and Policy Perspective
Pine and woody biomass is a vast resource available around the world that, if managed sustainably and responsibly, has the potential to serve as a fuel for energy applications. Various species of bark beetle, including the European spruce bark beetle and the North American mountain pine beetle, have devastated forests worldwide, leading to significant amounts of dead standing woody biomass that is a potential fuel. Burning biomass with coal in existing plants is attractive because it reduces greenhouse gas emissions, utilizes existing infrastructure and is a well-developed technology. The economic and political climates around the world greatly influence the likelihood of using biomass for electricity generation. What policies are in place in the EU and the United States that potentially encourage the use of biomass for co-firing applications? Have these policies been effective? What can the United States learn from the countries in Europe that have a significant number of co-firing plants already in place to increase the use of this technology and biomass resource here?
Berman, the 2014-15 Center for Global Studies Nielson Scholarship Recipient, co-authored a paper titled Evolving Natural Resource Insecurities: Evaluating the Energy-Climate Nexus with Dr. Jean Garrison for the Western Political Science Association Conference in April 2015. This paper examines the politics of scarcity in key natural resources as a starting point to analyze the politics surrounding how environmental security challenges, from local to global contexts, are addressed. This paper situates energy and environmental security within the classic security debate to see how different problems are defined and framed and how this influences policy choices.
Linked to a family business development course, provides a course of study focusing on business operations and dynamics, and European, Italian, and Sicilian business laws and regulations.
Cleveland will be serving as an intern for the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Do rodents remove Opuntia stricta seeds from olive baboon feces and act as secondary seed dispersers, transporting seeds to sites that improve seedling recruitment?
Kyrgyzstan’s Emerging Community Based Tourism Industry: A Model Method for Achieving Sustainable Development and Environmental Conservation?
Community based ecotourism has been suggested as a means to achieve environmental conservation and sustainable development. Kyrgyzstan’s recently introduced National Sustainable Development Strategy and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals agenda indicate a national and international policy drive towards sustainable development. How does Kyrgyzstan’s community based ecotourism industry succeed in fulfilling national and international environmental conservation and sustainable development policy goals?
What specific roles did women play in Ireland’s Easter Rising of 1916?
European Union Common Security and Defense Policy Missions and Identity-Building: Case of EUFOR Althea.
What are the communication goals of the EU regarding CSDP? Are they consistent on different levels? Are these goals reflected in the actual communication of the EU? If not, what other messages are communicated? How effective is EU communication towards CSDP, after all? Is it efficient in terms of the time and money spent on it?
Hypothesis: Inconsistency in CSDP communication limits the ability of the missions as an identity-building tool.
Help-Seeking Pathways in Health Care: The Quest for Medical Service for the Maya Population in Guatemala
Ana Vides Porras
The goal of this project is to understand the help-seeking pathways sought by Maya patients with chronic diseases, particularly cancer. The proposed research will focus on trends affecting Maya patients' help-seeking processes, interactions between the public health and traditional indigenous healing systems, and the structural risk factors for this population that may delay obtaining a diagnosis and treatment.
Raja interned with Turkish Petroleum in the summer, with Turkey being a vital transportation center for oil that eventually reaches European and American markets.
This research analyses US foreign policy decision making while mediating between India and Pakistan in a conflict over Kashmir in 1999, which had nuclear overtones.
How does English-language pedagogy shape political discourse in the Republic of Latvia?
White examined the business and donor outreach practices of NGOs seeking funding through the tourist industry.