The ISP, or Independent Study Project, is written by students from the undergraduate programs of SIT Study Abroad and relates to a program theme. Using primary sources students choose topics with a manageable focus that can be carried out in a variety of settings, such as schools, nongovernmental organizations or field research stations. During the independent study period students work closely with a project advisor and other key contacts in the field. The ISP is typically a 20- to 40-page paper presented to student colleagues, the academic director and, often, the advisor and other interested host-country individuals.

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Submissions from 2020

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La integración de las necesidades especiales educativas en aulas convencionales chilenos: investigación y experiencias vividas, Julia Alfiere, Smith College

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El valor de la creatividad: Acceso, sentido, y potencial de las artes visuales en el sistema educativo en Valparaíso, Chile., Bianca Allende Boyd, Bowdoin College

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Found in the World: An Autoethnographic Exploration of how Place Influences the Growing Formation of One’s Identity, Sydney Atkins, Tulane University

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La importancia de los espacios: conociendo los espacios en línea creado por los haitianos y organizaciones haitianas en Chile, Juan Avilez, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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The Current State of Migrant Health in Morocco: Pre-and Peri-COVID-19 Pandemic, Layla Babahaji, Tulane University

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Trace Metals and the Environment: Studying the Behaviour of Iceland’s Glacially Sourced Trace Metals, Owen Bailey, Bates College

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The Political Development of Capital Punishment in the Modern Moroccan State, Mia Barr, Skidmore College

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Changing Water Resources’ Effect on Livelihoods and Socio-Ecological Relationships in Himalayan Communities of Nepal, Luke Bazemore, Middlebury College

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The Public Secret and Private Pain of Wartime Sexual Violence: Comparing the Heroinat Memorial and the 2020 Newborn Monument from the Perspective of NGOs in Kosovo, Martha Beliveau, Grinell College

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Non-state Actors’ COVID-19 Response in Nepal, Jenna Mae Biedscheid, Colorado State University

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Shifting Landscapes: The Effects of Male Out-Migration on Food Security and Food Sovereignty in Rural Nepal, Emma Brown, Middlebury College

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The Increased Role of Pesantrens in Indonesia’s Modern-Day Approach to Deradicalization, Helen Bruckner, Bates College

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Alimentando a México: Los Movimientos Indígenas y Agrícolas Contra las Políticas Neoliberales, Sofia Buchler, Occidental College

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Macroinvertebrate Community and Temperature Changes in a Michigan Stream, Nyika Campbell, University of Colorado Boulder

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Indigenous Communities Versus Oil Companies: Identifying Trends in Tactics and Success of Indigenous-Led Anti-Petroleum Movements in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Ella V. H. Carlson, Smith College

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Catalonia: Independence in History, Rhetoric, and Symbolism, Natalie J. Cestone, Colgate University

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La inclusión de la mujer indígena y el conocimiento en la conservación biológica en el Perú, Ivyanna Colon-Greider, Temple University

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La Discapacidad en Valparaíso: La existencia de un (¿nuevo?) movimiento social, Julia Conti, Carnegie Mellon University

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Facebook’s Façade: Understanding The Disillusionment of Tunisian Youth, Adam Cooper, University of Virginia

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¿“La Familia Diversa”?: Una Investigación en Constructos de Familias en Ecuador en el Siglo XXI, Julia Cornick, Smith College

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Room to Grow: A Comparative Analysis of Cannabis Regulation Models in Europe, Amanda H. Cronin, Cornell University

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The current state of research on the global amphibian epidemic, chytridiomycosis: A systematic literature review and view into the future of the field, Emily DeAlto, Lehigh University

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If Watersheds Spoke: A condition analysis of the Rio Tomebamba watershed in southern Ecuador using GIS analysis, Lenka G. Doskocil, Colorado State University

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NGOs as Learning Organizations: Evaluating Female Sports Development in Jordan Through the Lens of Women’s Soccer, Saede Eifrig, Haverford College

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Finding A “True Morocco:” How Tourists Change Moroccan Economies, Infrastructure and Cultures, Emily Federico, Skidmore College

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Medical Trust in Pediatric Care in the United States, Talia Feldscher, Wesleyan University

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Los comedores populares argentinos en tiempos del COVID-19: El rol de los comedores durante la pandemia: el sistema alimentario y la acción del gobierno argentino, Katrina Frei-Herrmann, Claremont McKenna College

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An overview of supply-chain logistics in international humanitarian aid: finding challenges and solutions, Arjun Ganga, Brown University

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Ecological and Economic Benefits and Risks of Using Botanical Insecticides in Tanzanian Farms, Lilia Garcia, Illinois Wesleyan University

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El artista está en línea: E-performance en el tiempo de COVID-19, Ezequiel N. González, Columbia University

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Morocco’s Leadership: Assessing the Relationship Between the State and Non-Governmental Organizations Working on Migration Affairs, Adriana Nadyieli González Ortiz, Whitman College

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Gen Z Perspectives on Climate Change and the Future: Having the courage to imagine and fight for a better world, Isabelle Graj, Brandeis University

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The Motif of Children in War in Memorialization Practices in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ana Gvozdić, Macalester College

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United or Divided? The Politics of Euro-Mediterranean Regional Identity and Migration Governance, Sarah Hall, Brown University

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Conservation efforts concerning native bee species of Michigan, Thomas Hellman, Denison University

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Internship Paper: Completed at the Humanitarian Law Center Kosovo, Julia Herzfeld, Smith College

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Un análisis histórico de la respuesta de organizaciones sindicales a la pandemia de COVID-19, Rachel Hodes, Wellesley College

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Las perspectivas y experiencias de los profesionales del campo de la reproducción asistida en la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires y Bahía Blanca en el año 2020. / The perspectives and experiences of the professionals in the field of assisted reproduction in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and Bahía Blanca in 2020., Calder Hollond, Pomona College

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El cuerpo en la poesía de mujeres ecuatorianas, Chloe Hood, Whitman College

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(Des)cuidando a quienes nos crían: Una exploración cualitativa del abordaje para el diagnóstico, la prevención y el tratamiento de la depresión posparto en la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (2020) / (In)adequate care for those who raise us: A qualitative exploration of the approach to diagnosis, prevention and treatment of postpartum depression in the City of Buenos Aires (2020), April Hopcroft, Smith College

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Tramitación social después del trauma colectivo: Un análisis de las respuestas colectivas en torno el trabajo de las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo de Argentina después de la última dictadura cívico-militar / Social processing after collective trauma: An analysis of the collective responses around the work of Argentina’s Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo after the most recent civic-military dictatorship, Sarah Horwitz, Washington University in St. Louis

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La Relación entre Cambio Climático y Migración en los Andes de Perú: Los Q’ero, Taquile y la Cordillera Blanca, Sam Hosmer-Quint, Kenyon College

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Colonial Patronage: Evolutions in the Critique of Sartre’s “Orphée noir”, Gus Huiskamp, Hamilton College

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Una evaluación de la evolución y el futuro de la vigilancia de la pesca ilegal en Antártida bajo la CCRVMA, Courtney Jacobs, Barnard College

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The Opportunity for Legal Pluralism in Jordan, Riya Jain, Johns Hopkins University

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Empty Streets, Active Feeds: Moroccan Youth Activism in the Age of Social Media, Samantha Jaloza, Emory University

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North Korean Refugees Along the Route to Freedom: Challenges of Geopolitics, Deborah Da Sol Jeong, University of California San Diego

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Good Intentions, Mixed Results: Why Aid in Uganda Is Fragmented and What Can Be Done About It, Samuel D. Johnston, Willamette University

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Two (or more) viruses in one bat: a systematic quantitative literature review of viral coinfection in bats, Eli J. Kaufman, Vassar College

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“Gender and Sexual Minorities Identity Terms” Academic Discourse in Nepal Over Time, Carolyn Kelly, Barnard College

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A Comparison of Entrepreneurship: Uganda and the United States of America, Jordan Killen, The University of Vermont

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“El fútbol no tiene género”: confrontar, desafiar y cambiar la narrativa sexista del fútbol femenino en Argentina / “Soccer has no gender”: confronting, challenging, and changing the sexist narrative of women’s soccer in Argentina, Adia Klein, Yale University

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Gender-based Violence During the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic: New Challenges and Adaptations at Haguruka, Asia Korkmaz, Wellesley College

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The Indigenous as Orthodox: Religious Evolution in Tana Toraja, Charles Perry Lange, Whitman College

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Understandings of Sexual Consent Among Male and Female Zulu South Africans in Masxha, KwaZulu-Natal, Larkin Levine, Washington University in St. Louis

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Linguistic Differences in Swiss cantons and its role on the national identity, Karen Lin, Hamilton College

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La construcción del imaginario de una ciudad multicultural: el Barrio Chino de Buenos Aires como exhibición pública de cultura, Yiran Lin, Columbia University

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Encuadrar el aborto: Un estudio de caso de dos medios impresos porteños durante el debate en el Congreso Nacional de Argentina en 2018 / Framing Abortion: A Case Study of Two Buenos Aires Print Media during the Debate in the Argentina National Congress in 2018, Emma Lohman, Gustavus Adolphus College

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Casablanca Bombings, Preventing Violent Extremism, Imam Training Program, Commander of the Faithful, Religious Pluralism, Rachel Macnow, Emory University

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“En defensa por la salud”: Los actores sociales en la construcción del movimiento social en Chile, Karina Martinez, Washington University in St. Louis

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Parásitos gastrointestinales de Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, Sarah Martínez, Brown University

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Surviving Under the Reign of El Niño Southern Oscillation: An analysis of the effects of extreme El Niño events on the oceanographic and biological environment of the Galápagos Islands, Ava McIlvaine, Scripps College

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Examining “Empowerment”: Insights into the Murshidat Program in Morocco, Hannah McKenzie, Bates College

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El Ingreso Familiar de Emergencia en Argentina: una exploración cualitativa preliminar de la suficiencia relativa y el acceso / Emergency Family Income in Argentina: a qualitative and preliminary exploration of relative sufficiency and access, Seamus McWilliams, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Impactos en la salud pública y desigualdades frente al cambio climático en América Latina: Una aproximación hacia las consecuencias diferenciales de las inundaciones y olas de calor en la Cuenca Matanza Riachuelo. / Public health impacts and inequalities in the face of climate change in Latin America: an approach towards the differential consequences of floods and heat waves in the Matanza Riachuelo watershed., Julia Mettler-Grove, Smith College

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El proceso de decolonialidad en las escuelas chilenas: Desde la educación popular y la pedagogía crítica hasta las prácticas educativas regulares, Georgia Moses, Bates College

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Climate Change and Migration in Madagascar: Investigating the impacts on people, ecosystems, and natural resources, Eloise Parish Mueller, University of Oregon

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EL COVID-19 Y EL DERECHO A LA INFORMACIÓN DE LOS PUEBLOS INDÍGENAS EN LA REGIÓN DE ARICA Y PARINACOTA / COVID-19 and the Right to Information of Indigenous Peoples in the Region of Arica and Parinacota, Finn Odum, Macalester College

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From the Ulama to the Legislature: Hermeneutics & Morocco’s Family Code, Rachel Olick-Gibson, Washington University in St. Louis

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Innovative Protection and Conservation of Coral Reefs in Madagascar, Meghan Parker, Colby College

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NGOs, Religious Diversity, and Displacement in Morocco: How NGOs in Morocco navigate religious diversity when working with displaced populations from other countries, Anjali Patel, The George Washington University

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Sin acceso a alimentos seguros, saludables y económicos: el modelo agroindustrial dominante y sus efectos en los consumidores en Salta, Argentina / Without access to safe, healthy, and affordable food: the dominant agroindustrial model and its effects on consumers in Salta, Argentina, Sara Paulsen, Williams College

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La minería del litio en Salinas Grandes: Un análisis de diferentes narrativas en torno a la extracción de litio desde 2010 hasta el presente / Lithium mining in the Salinas Grandes: An analysis of different narratives surrounding the extraction of lithium from 2010 until the present, Sofia Perrotto, Smith College

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Migración y salud en Chile: el impacto del coronavirus en la vida de los migrantes, Summer Reyes, Washington University in St. Louis

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El rol del gobierno en las campañas sanitarias de VIH, COVID-19 e Influenza, Sydney Reyes, Washington University in St. Louis

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Prescribing Public-Private Partnerships to Global Health Initiatives, Elizabeth Rhoads, The George Washington University

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Encuentros intergeneracionales: Continuidades y reformulaciones en las prácticas militantes de las jóvenes integrantes de espacios de acompañamiento de aborto en la AMBA / Intergenerational encounters: Continuities and reformulations in the activist practices of the young members of abortion accompaniment spaces in the AMBA, Hannah Robinson, University of Maryland

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COVID 19 in U.S. Migrant Detention Centers: The Call for Freedom in the Face of a Global Pandemic, Salma Rojas, Occidental College

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Climate Change Effects on Volcanoes in the Tropics: A review of the deglaciation of Antisana and its effects on subsequent water streams and rivers over 20 years, Callie C. Rominger, Whitman College

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¿ES SUFICIENTE LA LEY DE PARTO RESPETADO? Una investigación sobre el parto respetado y la intervención médica, a partir de las opiniones de los profesionales de la salud y una organizacion de la sociedad civil en la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina / IS THE RESPECTED BIRTH LAW ENOUGH? An investigation on the respected birth and medical interventions through the opinions of health professionals and a civil society organization in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jennifer Rufino, Pomona College

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La justicia medioambiental y la minería aurífera: Las implicaciones de la deforestación y la contaminación de metales pesados en Madre de Dios, Perú, Madison Scully, Georgetown University

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The Cultural and Systemic Influence on Substance Use Disorder, Christina Seery, Franklin & Marshall College

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Why is Las Vegas busy everyday? A behavioural analysis of impact investors’ attitude and decision-making process, Isha Shah, Bennington College

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The Social Dimensions of Reproductive Health: Analyzing Disparities in Morocco through Health Indicators and Social Determinants, Mila Sicorsky, Vanderbilt University

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The End of Postcolonialism? Postcolonial Critiques seen through the Political Imaginary of Sub-Groups in Jordan: Identity, Colonial Legacies, and Constructs for a Peaceful, Postcolonial Future, Marcus N. Slonaker, Austin College

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Constructions of Democratic Citizenship and Civic Education in Tunisia, Abigail Smith, Barnard College

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Rastreo de la agencia de los Uchurracaínos: Yuxtaposicionando la CVLL y la CVR para analizar la representación de la gente indígena durante la Violencia Política Peruana, Emma Smith, Macalester College

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Mysticism and Syncretism on the Island of Java, Ryan Smith, Whittier College

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A Look into the Varying Usage Patterns of Traditional and Western Medicine Within Senegal’s Urban Centers, Sarah Smith, Swarthmore College

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Non-Conventional Vehicles as a Way Towards Carbon Neutrality in Iceland, Julia Sokolowska, Wellesley College

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The Right to Housing in Spain: Community Action and Alternative Housing Models, Georgia Sparks, Barnard College

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Connections With(in): Exploring the Intangibles of Public Transit in Prague, Sarah Stapleton, Smith College

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Crude Intentions: Evaluating the Growing Risks of Arctic Alaskan Oil Production, Eliot Stein, Tufts University

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Analyzing the Social Impact of Gacaca Courts in the Reconciliation Process in Rwanda, Mary Thibodeau, Elon University

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¿Buscando estabilidad y encontrando crisis? jóvenes venezolanos en el estallido social chileno, Carmen Rio Vescia, Washington University in St. Louis

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The Key Factors Driving CCP Opposition to Taiwanese Independence, Connor Warshauer, Washington University in St. Louis

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Iskay Simipi Yachay: El papel de la educación intercultural bilingüe en la preservación y valoración de la lengua quechua en Perú, Tori Wiese, Albion College

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Ensuring Accountability to Affected Populations in Humanitarian Settings: "Holding humanitarian organizations accountable to people.", Jazmin Williamson, Schreiner University

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Geopolitics and the Digital Domain: How Cyberspace is Impacting International Security, Georgia Wood, University of Michigan

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An Apex Predator in Peril in the Western Lowlands of Ecuador: Mapping the Population Distribution of Harpy Eagles (Harpia harpyja) in a Highly Deforested Region, Samuel Zhang, Amherst College