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Submissions from 2016

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A Dollar a Day: Child Sponsorship and the Marketization of Human Development, Taylor Hallett

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Solar Urban Planning: Addressing barriers and conflicts specific to Renewable Energy Policy and the current field and practice of Urban Planning within the context of a changing Climate, Toryl P. Hanna

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The Refugee Mentoring Network: Program Design, Danielle Elaine Hard

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How to Decolonize a Classroom, Celeste C. Hayes

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Mandating International Experience: A Policy Analysis of The State University of New York (SUNY) At Geneseo Requirement for all International Relations Degree Seeking Students to Study Abroad, Leiah Heckathorn

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Learning to Know, Do and Be: Curriculum for Self-Reflection and Intercultural Consciousness for the SENA Volunteacher Program, Claire H. Hero

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Explore Ecuador: A Road Scholar Intergenerational Program Proposal, Sarah Hilton

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Cultural Communities among African Students at Yale College, Laura Hoffsis

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Stamp of Approval: The Influence of Parents in the Decision to Study Abroad, Anna Hurd

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How did cross-cultural dynamics impact decision-making during the revision, endorsement, and implementation of the United Nation’s International Search and Rescue Guidelines? And how was cross-cultural bias overcome?, Melanie Jennings

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Building Hope: An Experiential, Interfaith and Peacebuilding Leadership Curriculum Design for American, Israeli and Palestinian Teenagers, Jack M. Karn

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My Neighborhood Is Changing: Positive Youth Development in the Historic Near East Side, Fevean N. Keflom

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Traditions and Proficiency Abroad - Spain (TAPAS) Program: A High School Study Abroad Program for District 128, Michaela Kendzior

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Confidence Through Consultation: Lessons from Northern Ireland's DPP/PCSP Model, Kyle F. Kennedy

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Youth media and social change: Using digital storytelling as a tool that engages youth to become change agents, Soufiane Khebbaz

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Program Evaluation Frameowrk for Enhancing Performnce and Quality, Abu B. Koroma

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Finding Balance: A Qualitative Approach Student Assessment at the University of Otago, Benjamin Koziol

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Internationalization in American Legal Education: A Short-term Embedded Study Abroad program for University of Connecticut Law Students, Yana Kraychinskaya

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An Acculturation Program for Foreign-Born Workers at Multinational Companies Transferred to Offices in the United States, Eric Krieger

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Organizing for Women and Children: Advocating for the ‘Reach Every Mother and Child’ Campaign, Laura E. Leslie

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Reflect, React, Exchange: A Cultural Competency Co-Curriculum, Derrick Lewis

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Organizational Analysis: Union Kitchen, Davita Louie

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Backpacking Brothers: An Experiential, Adventure Education Program to Transform Rape Culture and Prevent Sexual Violence, Matthew Lynn

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Relationship Between Preponderance of ADHD in the African American Community and How Teachers are Trained to Type Students as ADHD, E Madison

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Queering Colombia's Peace Process: A case study of LGBTI inclusion, Nicole Maier

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Peer Advising 101: A Training Workshop For Peer Advisors In Study Abroad, Anna Marter

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Mandate in Conflict: UNRWA’s Role within Identity, the West Bank, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Chris Mattera

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Preparing Franklin Academy's Students' in Becoming Interculturally Competent, Shannon McCann

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University of Hawaii at Hilo: International Female Student Diversity and Inclusion Workshop, Leslie Lehuanani McClung

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Global Citizenship Certificate Program, Alison C. Meighan

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Returning From Abroad: A Comparative Review, Denver W. Miller

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A Personalized Approach to International Student Orientation at Saginaw Valley State University, Kendra Morehead

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Motives and Methods of Social Mobilization in Rural Senegal, Antonia Morzenti

Monitoring and Evaluation for Humanitarian & Emergency Aid M&E Framework for SHIFA’A Program – SAMS Foundation, Ahmed Mostafa

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The Role of Liberian Community Organizations in the Integration of Liberian Immigrants: A Case Study of Immigrants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Solomon M. Muin

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TripL - Living, Learning, Leading: A Program for Ongoing Cultural Training for House Leaders at Mossgate Preparatory School, Stephanie Munson

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An Introductory Online Interactive Training to Disability Etiquette and Protocol to Promote Inclusion, David Murcko

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Learning by Osmosis or Intervention? Preparing Faculty to Lead Short-Term Programs Abroad, Alexandra P. Nesbeda

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Leadership and Corruption in Governance: A Case Study of Liberia, Theresa Okpokwu

The Impact of Lack of Mother Tongue - Based Schooling on Kurds in Turkey, Ceto Ozel

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Semester at Sea IMPACT Service-Learning Scholarship Program, Lindsay B. Parise

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Communalism and Its Impact on Human Development Future Civil Society Initiatives for Inter-Communal Peace in Gujarat, Atiya Pathan

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Incorporating Experiential Theory into Virtual Strategic Planning Processes, Chris Perkins

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Exploring Partnerships Between Embedded Providers and Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Directors, Angelo D. Pisano

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Across Systems: Preventing, Countering, and Defusing Violent Extremism—a Discussion of Strategy, Policy, Practice, and Theory, Keenan powers

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Connecting Through Communication - Incorporating Intercultural Competency During International Student Orientations, Keith A. Quatraro

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An exploration of a culture of inclusivity and community development within a special education learning environment., Farid Quraishi

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Beyond the Three Delays: A Case Study of Haiti's Maternal Health Sector, Stephanie Rapp

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Student Participation in Coil Programs and its Impact on Study Abroad Enrollment, Ashley E. Reed

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The Influence of Social Media in Egypt during The Arab Spring, Nicole Reed

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Community Viability and Marine Conservation: Hybrid Resource Management and the Role of the Coral Triangle Center on Pulau Ay, Indonesia, Jerica Rossi

Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) for Sudden onset Humanitarian Emergencies (Eops), Rebecca Rushford

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BiblioWorks: Advocating For The Creation Of Libraries For Children In Chuquisaca, Bolivia, Jhasmany Saavedra

Vasudhara Lodge: A Social Venture Plan for Women’s Empowerment Through Community Based Eco-Tourism, Sonya Salanti

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Promoting U.S. Community Colleges in Sweden: From the Perspective of Swedish Education Agents, Ashley M. Sansotta

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Argument for Internationally-Focused Curricula in US Primary Education Reform, Hector Santiago

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A Systems Approach to Evaluation Metrics: A Case Study of Salvation Farms, Julia D. Scheier

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International Student Orientation: The Needs And Challenges Students Face Upon Arrival, Holly Schneidmiller

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Dynamic Media: A need for the dynamic use of media to meet organizational goals, Alexander J. Scott

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The University of Hawaii at Hilo: National Student Exchange Four-Part Workshop for the Outgoing Students at The University of Hawaii at Hilo, Kadian Shaw

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Student Perspectives on Proficiency-Based Learning in Vermont's High School Completion Program, Hayley J. Shriner

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The 2015 al-Shabaab's attack in Garissa, Kenya. An immersion into the structural, socio-political and psychological roots of violence, Mathilde Simon

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ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE: Third Cultured Kids and Their ‘Stabilizing Factors’, Aman D. Singh Mr.

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Are They Matching Up? An Analysis of Study Abroad Outcomes and the Vocational Needs of a Southern Appalachian Area, Brynn A. Smith

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Destination Choice in Study Abroad, Courtney Smith

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Producing Knowledge: The Social Made Visible in the Division of Environmental Biology of the National Science Foundation, Patrick Southern

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Effective General Entrepreneurial Learning Programs for SME Development, Paul Kenneth Steele

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The Amandla Project, Alexander Stone

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A Comprehensive Internationalization Analysis of Marlboro College, Margaret Strassman

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A Sustainable Approach to Health Systems Strengthening in Developing Countries: Lessons from the Ebola Crisis, Prince Tarnah

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Movements, Moments, and Movement-Moments: Generational Approaches to Organizing for Social Change, Carissa Tinker

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Law and Order: Lawsuit, Regulations and Implementation of S.T.E.M. O.P.T. at The University Of Arkansas, Alexandra M. Wallace

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Fortaleza's Immigrant Song: Portrait-Narratives and an Identity Needs Analysis of Recent Immigrants' Lived Experiences, Carl Weitz-Santiago

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Got Inclusion? How Inclusive is your Organization? Assessing Inclusion through the iCAT: Inclusion Capacity Assessment Tool for Organizational Capacity, Charlotte Taylor Westfall

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International Education Consultants: An Examination of their Role in Admission and Enrollment of International Students at Private Secondary Institutions in the United States, Sarah Wiggins

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Moving within the Military: Intercultural Communication Training program for Youth, Olivia Williams

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Black Gentrification Twice Removed: A Study of Migration and Community Involvement in Washington, DC, Janwin A. Zeegar-Holman

Submissions from 2015

From Financial Vulnerability to Financial Capability: How Can Decision Making Be Improved? A Case Study, Hye M. Ahn

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An Organizational Development Assessment Tool for the Jordanian Civil Society Context, Murad H. Al-Quraan

Microfinance and Poverty Reduction: An Empirical Study On Sub-Saharan Africa, Pa Modou Baldeh Mr

Research Analysis from a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer: How U.S. Foreign Policy Decisions Impact Agroforestry Sustainable Development Projects Implemented in a Rural West African Village, Katerina A. Barnes

Leadership and Community Development Initiatives of the Agency for Refugee Education, Skills Training and Advocacy’s (ARESTA) Community Education Campaign: A Leadership, Coalition and Community Building Course Linked Capstone, Nicole M. Baynard

GLOW: Planning An Azerbaijani Girls' Leadership Camp, Jessica Beck

Historic Lessons: Gender Inequity in Middle and High School, Kathryn Behan-Homer

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Decentralization in Violent Conflict Zones: Views from the Periphery, Emmi Bevensee

An assessment of the needs of Palestinian Elderly in the West Bank: A Snap Shot of Service Delivery Provision to Older Palestine Refugees in Four Camps, Jennifer Natasha Bido

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Advocating for Sustainability at The City of Beaverton, Oregon: An Advocacy Initiative and Sustainability Strategy using the STAR Communities (Sustainability Tools for Assessing and Rating Communities) Framework and Rating System, Rachel Bigby

Risk Management Strategies of Diversified Organic Farmers to Adverse Weather Events. A Case Study in Central and Central East Texas, Chiara Boin

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Effects of the Omrit Project on Student and Alumni Participants from Macalester College, Nancy Bostrom

Alternate Approach: Community Based Mental Health Services and Implications for Peacebuilding in Myanmar, Christopher Bridges

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Social Identity-Based Threats to Human Security: Gender Practice in Sustainable Development and Conflict Transformation, Emma W. Buck

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Giving a Voice to the Powerless: Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation as a Tool for Inclusive Development through Microfinance, Evan T. Burke

Voluntary Refugee Registration and Gender Development in the West Bank: the Polarization of Modern and Traditional Values, Charla M. Burnett

The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities: An analysis of the effectiveness of advocacy methods for achieving policy goals, Danielle R. Caron

Lessons From Star Flower Center- How to Overcome Cultural Barriers and Enhance Community Inclusion of People with Disabilities, Victoria Castro

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Redesigning the Harlaxton College Resident Assistant Training Program, Whitney Cohen

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Utopian Visions in Radical Communities: Burning Man, Anthony J. Colella Sir

Monitoring and Evaluation in the developing world: Finding alternative data gathering methods that work, Elizabeth J. Coppola

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Protecting Ecosystems, Culture, and Human Rights in Chile Through Indigenous and Community-Conserved Territories and Areas, William G. Crowley

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Protecting Ecosystems, Culture, and Human Rights in Chile Through Indigenous and Community-Conserved Territories and Areas, William G. Crowley