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Women in Tunisia During the Arab Spring: A Case Study for Inclusive Peacebuilding and Gender Reform

Author: Nicole Smith, 2019.

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“This research aims to uncover insights into how women’s roles within the peacebuilding process in Tunisia enabled continued participation and positive change, so that future conflict-impacted areas can use the country as a case study when implementing their peacebuilding frameworks.”

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No Paradise for Refugees in the Caribbean: The Challenges Faced by Venezuelan Refugees in Trinidad and Tobago

Author: Milene Carvalho, 2019.


“Trinidad and Tobago, located by just 6.8 miles (11km) from the Venezuelan coast, has received the highest number of refugees in the region, with approximately 60,000 Venezuelans reaching the country of 1.3 million people (Otis). Despite the high number of arrivals, Trinidad and Tobago has been failing to provide legal protection to Venezuelans, leaving them in a legal limbo and vulnerable to exploitation and abuse…”
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Is Populism a Threat to Security?

Author: Kaitlyn Read, 2019.


“…it is clear that currently, populism is on the rise while the liberal world order is in retreat (“Liberal World Order” 2). In places like Hungary, France, Poland, the Czech Republic, and the US, populist movements are garnering significant support, leading to the election of populist leaders whose platforms espouse the dismantlement of liberal institutions and the disenfranchisement of minorities.”
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How Local Responses to Humanitarian Emergencies Can Save Lives: Local CSOs and NGOs Step in to Fill Critical Humanitarian Response Gaps Left by the Greek Government

Author: Julie Meier, 2019.

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“When the rapid influx of over 800,000 refugees to Greece occurred in 2015 (“UNHCR Greece Portal”), the Greek government was unable to respond appropriately to the unfolding humanitarian crisis that is still prevalent today. A governmental, or comprehensive formal international humanitarian response was completely absent at the beginning and height of the refugee emergency…”
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Cell Phone Use and Women’s Financial Inclusion: A Statistical Analysis

Author: Dillan Jacobson, 2019.

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“This study examines the relationship between women’s use of cellphones and the level of financial inclusion of women in a country; specifically, whether the level of financial inclusion of women in a country is affected by women’s use of cellphones.”
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Sex Education as a Human Right and How United States Law Is Denying its Citizens

Author: Caro Confort, 2019.


“Currently in the United States, legislation concerning sex education in schools is created at the state level, rather than federal. This means that there are no laws creating a nation-wide standard with which all sex education curricula must be held. As a result, sex education in the US is incredibly problematic and must be critically evaluated.”
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Gender Inclusivity & DDR in Colombia: Recommendations for Achieving Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Peace

Author: Michelle Dolinar, 2019.

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“In the context of Colombia, many child soldiers of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC) rebel group were processed through DDR facilities. Despite a concerted effort to disarm and demobilize child soldiers from the FARC and other armed opposition groups, the current failure of the DDR programs to reintegrate children is having lasting effects on peace building
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One Percent 2.0

Author: Brendan Chrzanowski, 2019.


“Save for the occasional discussion regarding the abuses of the GWOT, such as torture, invasion of privacy, and extraordinary rendition, there is little substantive dialogue concerning the Doctrine (Herman). Nevertheless, it appears as though the “1%” policy, or something similar, retains relevance when considering the present national security environment…”
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