Past Scholars and Research Topics

1971
Gregory Rider, Georgetown
Image of America

1972
Bruce Magid, Georgetown
Cultures of Nations and Its Effect on International Relations

1973
Joanne Munisteri , Georgetown
Women’s Rights

1973
Rick Stephan , Georgetown
Influence of Youth in Foreign Countries

1974
Brian V. Evans, Georgetown
The Grassroots of Nationalism

1974
Janet Barsy, Georgetown
Indentifcating Foreign Policy Problems: Nationalism in Eastern Europe

1974
Stephen F. Duffy, Georgetown
Investigate US Defense Security Agreements

1975
John Leslie, Jr., Georgetown
Law of the Sea

1976
Eleanore Hamric, AGSIM
Role of Women in the World Today

1976
Thomas Mittnacht, Georgetown
Urbanization in Third World Countries

1977
Hank Shea III, Georgetown
A Study of Expropriation and Its Effects

1977
Kyra Kreshik, Georgetown
Human Rights in the World Arena

1978
John Grover, AGSIM
Value Differences Around the World

1978
Ruth T. Barnhouse-Story, Georgetown
A Study of Volunteer Agencies Fighting World Hunger

1979
Jeffrey Kelly, Georgetown
Is the Dollar Becoming Obsolete?

1980
Janet Strube, Georgetown
How Countries are Meeting OPEC Created Energy Crisis?

1981
Manuel Miranda, Georgetown
Can the World Solve the Crushing Refugee Problem?

1981
Mary Lou Masko, University of Michigan
Mass Transit Systems of the World

1981
Joseph Middleton, Georgetown
Scientific Efforts to Improve Food Supply in a Hungry World

1982
Mary Ann Jirasek, AGSIM
Better Methods of Communicating in a World of Many Languages

1983
Mark Zamorski, University of Michigan
Healthcare

1983
Sherry Howarth, Georgetown
Population Planning

1984
David Lopez, Georgetown
Entrepreneurship in Less Developed Countries

1984
Michael M. Hethmon, AGSIM
Global Villages and the Olympic City

1985
Glenn R. Leong, Georgetown
Challenges and Power of the Media Worldwide: the Fight for the News!

1985
Julie Ann Wyoral Buser, University of Michigan
International Refugee Crises

1985
Melisa Rodriguez, University of Miami
Managerial Philosophies Used in Foreign Countries to Promote Quality and Productivity

1986
Diane M. Carter-Veiller, AGSIM
Entrepreneurial Environment

1986
Judy Ann Pojda, San Diego State University
Food Politics: Analysis of Mechanics of World Food Distribution Policies

1986
Whitney G. Rupprecht, Georgetown
Big Solutions to Big Problems: A Study of Regional Strategies for Infrastructure Development

1987
Brian Scarry, University of Miami
Survey of World Aquaculture and Fisheries Management

1987
C. Scott Fedewa, University of Michigan
Cross-Cultural Conflicts and American Business Customs

1987

Kip Knudson, Georgetown
International Standards for Refugee Protection: Official And Actual Compliance

1988
Chris Rossomondo, Georgetown
Chinese Immigration to the West

1988
Kay Marie King, AGSIM
Economic Development and Conservation of Natural Resources

1988
Martha Gibboney, San Diego State University
The Role of Traditional Cultures in the Environmental Movement in Lesser Developed Nations

1989
Chuan C. Teo, AGSIM (Singapore)
Study Grant

1989
Erin (O’Connor) Somers, Michigan State University
U.S. Correspondents Coping in Developing Countries

1989
Sharon E. Hudson-Dean, Georgetown
The Politics of Language in Forging National Unity and Identity

1989
Troy A. Trujillo, University of Miami
How Government Affects Housing Around the World

1990
Donny Howell , AGSIM
Americanization and Political Change: An investigation of our rapidly changing political environment

1990
Karen M. Jacobs-Sulec , Georgetown
Promotion of Sustainable Development in the Tropics

1990
Linda Murray Ndlebe, University of San Diego
Environmental Issues on the Global Front

1991
Hemant Nayak, Georgetown
Exploring the Use of Community Health Workers by Thirld World Governments

1991
Lisa Horuczi, Michigan State University
The Dev. Of Democratic Press and Press Freedoms in the World Today

1992
Annmarie Gallione Jensen, University of Miami
The Politics of Education

1992
Virginia Cheng, Georgetown
Efficacy of Refugee Transit Programs

1993
Lucinda Wold, Arizona State
On Hands Report on the Efficiency and Quality of Airports Worldwide

1993
Mara Vorhees, Georgetown
Divergent Paths to Progress: Responses by the Agency for International Development and the Peace Corps to Disparate Social Development

1993
Sarah E. Endline, University of Michigan
Research of Organizational Culture and Managerial Styles

1994
Karen Margaret Giummo-Hutzel, Florida State
Comparison of Economic Systems

1994
Melissa E. Christoffel-Jacob, Georgetown
Patterns of Liberalization and Economic Development

1994
Robert Scott Harris, Arizona State
Investigation of Volcanic Regions/Lava Flow

1995
Jeremy Herliczek, Michigan State University
A Comparative Study of the Impacts of Tourism on Natural Conservation Areas Around the World

1995
Mark Burnett, Georgetown
Culture and the International System: The Influence of the Arts and Culture on Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Beyond the Cold War

1995
Wynn Shawver, Northwestern
Social Service Agencies: Children in Crises Around the World

1996
Elise Gresch, Georgetown
Irrigation and Its Role in the World Competition for Water

1996
Terena Nicole Cardwell, Arizona State
Global Study of Primate Care and Research Facilities

1997
Gregory Lucas, Georgetown
A Comparison Study of Aboriginal Rights Movements in Democratic Nation/States

1997
Isabel Dominicis Dewey, Florida State
Political Party Influence on Social Issues

1998
Brent W. Maddin, Arizona State (Robert I. Williams Scholar)
World Fire: the competition between natural, anthropogenic, and industrial fires

1998
Clinton S. Brown, Georgetown
Study of Effects that US Military Installations Have on Local Populations Around the World

1999
Karim Sadjadpour, University of Michigan (William T. Archibald Scholar)
The Internet and Its Impact on Global Communication

1999
Matthew Reilein, Georgetown
The Effects of Hosting Olympic Games

1999
Shani Ospina, University of Miami
The Spread of Cellular Telephony in Rural Areas in Developing Countries

2000
Alex Ortolani, Northwestern
Beyond the Classroom: a look at technology-based education on the global scale

2000
Laura E. Calandrella, Arizona State
Investigating How Conservation Efforts are Integrated in Local Communities Around the World

2000
Ramya Sivasubramanian, Georgetown
Assessing Alternative Energy Sources in Rural Electrification

2001
Ariana Lazar, University of Miami
The Emergence of Unified Currencies Around the World

2001
Elizabeth Balkan, Georgetown
Study of the socioeconomic impact of supermarkets vs. traditional markets in developing countries.

2001
Mark A. Rosier, University of Michigan
A Study of UNESCO’S Heritage Program

2002
Aalap Shah, Georgetown
A Comparative Collegiate Perspective: An Analysis of the Views of Young Elites on American Foreign Policy

2002
Adam Frankel, Princeton University
To Study Community Responses to AIDS in Cambodia, China, Russia, Zimbabwe, India

2002
Dan Hoyle, Northwestern
The US Factory in the Third World

2002
Michael Coccaro, Arizona State
An International Comparison of Living Costs and Subsidies for Senior Citizens

2003
Cameron Ross Browne, University of Miami
The Psychosocial Impact of Armed Conflict on Children in Peru, East Timor, Sri Lanka, Mozambique & Croatia

2003
Joshua Laurito, Columbia University
Little World: the influence of the introduction of Nanotechnolgoies in Sustainable Development

2003
Matthew Scholder, Georgetown
Converging Import and Export Strategies: the future global energy cooperation

2003
Michael Ducato, Wayne State University
International Pharmaceutical Drug Trends from modernized to third world countries

2004
Courtney Barker, Georgetown
Investigate the perception, reception and potential of GMOs (genetically modified organisms)

2004
Damian Stamer, Arizona State
To investigate the general cultural problem through a study focusing on museum volunteers

2004
Nouvelle L. Stubbs, New York University
Multicultural approaches to conflict resolution and ways to sustain the peace process at the grass roots level

2004
Sarah Rose Graber, Northwestern
How Theater is Used as a Communication tool in Communities around the world to Create Social Change

2005
Daniel Dozier, Georgetown
Sustainable Solutions: A comparative Study of Six Cities Confronting Challenges of Urganization, Globalization, and Development through Tourism.

2005
Douglas Gibbons, Michigan State University
The Role of Nutritional Education in the Advancement of Health: Laudable Legumes

2005
Susannah Cunningham, Northwestern
NGOs Working to Formalize Informal Markets in Developing Countries?

2006
Alex Robins, Northwestern
Political Cartoons and Their Influence on International Political Culture

2006
Megan McGinnity, Arizona State
Economic Approaches to Combating Human Trafficking

2006
Nicholas Miede, Georgetown
Microfinance, Women and Social Capital

2006
Nicholas Moss, University of Miami
Investigating Long-Term Rehabilitation of Poor Communities from Natural Disasters

2007
Christopher Ahern, Northwestern
Analyzing the Status of Language Education in former Portuguese Colonies

2007
Elspeth C. Williams, Georgetown
Care of our Next Generation: investigating orphanages and community-based programs for AIDS orphans.

2007

Molly Jamieson, Princeton University
A Comparative Evaluation of Microcredit Programs Around the World: poverty alleviation in rural and urgan areas

2007
Nicholas Micinski, Michigan State University
A Survey of the Muslim Diaspora and Minority Communities Around the World

2008
Grayson Badgley, Georgetown
Small Scale Wind Energy Production: toward the sustainable development of island nations

2008
Harris Sockel, Northwestern
American Literature’s Global Circulation – how is originally American literature translated, re-published, marketed and interpreted across the world? What do these processes reveal about America’s image abroad?

2008
Katherine F. Fallon, Princeton University
The Myth of the Uran Advantage and the Crisis of Urban Slums: an exploration of land tenure reform programs and the relationship between NGOs and government

2008
Ke Wu, Arizona State
Pedagogical Approach Towards Economically and Socially Disadvantaged Children

2009
Sabala Baskar, Georgetown
Forgive and Forget? A Comparative Study of Post-Conflict Reconciliation

2009
Sam Mcaleese, Northwestern
Preserving Nature: Local engagement in national parks around the world

2009
Jefferson (Mac) Steele, Princeton University
A Race to the Top or Bottom? An exploration of the Economic and Political Consequences of Manufacturing and Service Offshoring in Emerging Markets

2009
Gabrielle Kleber, Michigan State University
Our Oceans as a Dumping Ground

2010
Hilary Nakasone, Georgetown University
Enhanced Geothermal Systems: Understanding the Factors Affecting Energy Policy

2010
Meixi Ng, Northwestern University
Education at Transformation – Multi-Continent Survey of Successful Educational Approaches to Integrating Marginalized Groups into the Mainstream

2010
Grant Blumberg, University of Miami
Waiting for the Doctor: A Comparative Study of Worldwide Access to Healthcare – a study of healthcare access of underserved groups

2010
Cole Wirpel, Arizona State University
Identifying International Aid Agencies’ Best Practices in Implementing Community-Driven Development

2011
Steven Limpert,  Arizona State
University Solar Energy Technology: A comparative study of commercial applications and government policies

2011
Alex Bozzette, Georgetown University
Overcoming Challenges to Diagnosing Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Low-Income Settings

2011
Ben Shorofsky, Northwestern University
Global Applications of Sustainable Development and the Effect on the Community

2011
Robert Simpson, University of Liverpool
Decisions and Freedoms; Literacy and Democracy in Developing Countries

2012
Leah Luben, Arizona State University
Economic Incentives for Investment in Children’s Education

2012
Thomas Larson, Georgetown University
Outrunning the Grid: Incentivizing Local Investment in Rural Electrification Projects with Revenue-Generating Utilization of Small Solar Systems

2012
Kevin Short, Northwestern University
The Digital Citizen:  A global investigation of how Information and Communication Technology fosters civic engagement and government accountability

2012
Harry Boulding, University of Liverpool
Innovations in response to Climate Change: A global comparison

2013
Caroline Palmer, Georgetown University
Evaluation of Driving Factors Behind Renewable Energy Subsidies: Feed-in-Tariffs in Developed and Developing Countries

2013
Katherine Girow, University of Liverpool
Tourism’s Role in the Environmentally Sustainable Development of Megadiversity Countries

2013
Catherine Althaus, Northwestern University
The Treatment of Human Remains in Museums: Scientific Specimens or Human Beings?

2013
Julia Anglin, Arizona State University
Successful and Innovative Mathematics Strategies Used by Schools in High Achieving Countries

2014
Madeline List, Brandeis University
The Global State of Disability and Cost Effective Methods for Improving Welfare for People with Disabilities

2014
Melia Coury, Arizona State University
Dance Around The Globe: Kinesthetic Education & Cultural Understanding

2014
Harmonie Kobanghe, Georgetown University
A Global Study of the Gendered Impacts of Land Tenure on Food Security

2014
Elizabeth Larsen, Northwestern University
Tackling Childhood Malnutrition: A global study of scaling up grassroots approaches to catalyze world progress

2014
Jack McCarthy, University of Liverpool
Micro-Loans: A Global Look at the Impact on Individuals and Communities

2015
Kevin Dupont, Brandeis University
140 Characters

2015
Anna Carson, Arizona State University
Midwifery Around the World

2015
Hannah Gerdes, Georgetown University
Different Contexts, Different Priorities: Depression and Diabetes During Pregnancy

2015
Jonathon McBride, Northwestern University
The American Sexual Assault Crisis in a Global Context: Policies, Resources, and Student Engagement

2015
Gareth Evans, University of Liverpool
Peace Processes and their Impact on Communities and Young People

2016
Carlyn Harris, Arizona State University
Sociocultural influences on antibiotic consumption and resistance

2016
Ryan Sudo, Georgetown University
Challenges and Triumphs in Indigenous Education: A Cross-­Cultural Comparative Study

2016
Tara Mittelberg, Northwestern University
GMOs: Progressing the Conversation

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