What are college student’s perceptions of the child-in-cultural-context in Wyoming and Nepal? How do college students understand the young child-in-cultural-context? How can curriculum be developed to help American early childhood college students teach in international contexts?
“To Assert its Identity on the International Scene”: Visibility and the European Union’s Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP)
Politicians have consciously used the CSDP to create “Euro-citizens” because of its consistent high levels of popular support and its high-profile nature. By using the media to draw attention to EU actions overseas, CSDP missions were supposed to heighten public awareness of the EU itself. In a pep-talk to French and German soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan, French Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie told them, "Your presence is proof that Europe exists and is capable of bringing its weight to bear on the great crises shaking our planet." Nevertheless, over the past decade, the CSDP missions have garnered almost no news coverage at all. Why?
Is personality in Asian elephants related to individual problem-solving success on a puzzle box task? Does this have implications for mitigating human-elephant conflict?
Michael C. Brose
This project investigates how and why Chinese Muslim citizens of this unique borderlands province in Southwestern China are thriving in their twin identities as faithful Muslims and good citizens.
“The Time Has Come to Save Our Women”: A Female Religious Leader’s Feminist Politics as Experimental Hinduism in North India
How do female religious leaders who have mobilized religious organizations for female renouncers (sādhus; sannyāsinīs; yoginīs) draw on and reinterpret religious texts, practices, and ideologies to align Hinduism with 21st-century transnational discourses like feminism and gender and human rights, as these notions are conceived in local Indian contexts? How are female renouncers not only working within, but also working beyond the more conventional institutional structures, which often follow male models of leadership, power, and hierarchy, to transform inequitable social structures and practices within the male- dominated religious institution of Hindu renunciation? How are the local householder communities whom female renouncers serve responding to their social activism in renunciation?
How do pollutant emissions from oil and gas with different hydrocarbon profiles and development densities differ?
Andrew Garner and Thomas Seitz
How do citizens differ in their meaning of democracy in Indonesia, and what is the role of government officials and parties in socializing citizens into these attitudes?
When, how, and why do dire warnings by climate scientists on the impending disaster caused by global warming (e.g., climate change) get ignored or acted upon? When, how, and why do crises/problems like climate security and energy security become salient? What is the relationship between energy policy and climate policy? What explains when leaders, stakeholders and publics do (or do not) call for action?
What is the environmental model used by TRAID? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this model? What is the business model used by TRAID? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this model?
Mapping Migration: Contemporary European Policy Debate and the History of Nation-State Interventions in the Movement of Labor
Barbara Logan and Ruth Bjorkenwall
Are contemporary EU debates regarding labor migration correct when they assert that new and unprecedented problems face modern states attempting to regulate migration and labor markets?
The number of human-elephant conflicts are increasing in villages and cities located along the central Western Ghats of southern India. This escalation in conflict is resulting in damage to crops, plantations, and homes. Elephants are injured or killed by electric fences, trenches and other barriers, while human deaths are attributed to encounters with elephants. These circumstances have pitted ecologists and conservationists against farmers, ranchers, and others who are in favor of economic development. Our research was focused on understanding where and how often these conflicts occur based on the incident data collected in Coimbatore, TN, India.
What was the professional impact of participation in Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking (RWCT) for the original teachers who became RWCT certified Trainers? Do classroom teachers who have been educated and or trained by RWCT Trainers implement the principles of RWCT in their everyday teaching? How might the impacts on participants in Latvia and results of RWCT training, as viewed in classrooms, be applied to similar professional development programs in Wyoming?
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