2017 Honors Colloquium

Seven political science majors participated in this year’s honors program and presented their yearlong research projects at the annual Honors Colloquium on June 16. Students who participate in the honors program, spend their senior year engaging in independent research, culminating in a written honors thesis and participation in the honors colloquium. Students are advised by Professor Lorraine McDonnell (Director of the Honors Program) and another faculty member of each student’s choosing.

This year’s students included:

Peter Crump - Analogical Reasoning in Grand Strategy Formulation

Belinda Gaspar - "The Most Consistently Pro-Immigrant Caucus in Congress:" The Congressional Black Caucus and Immigration Policy

Cole Hoyt - Media, Mass Shootings, and Gun Control Legislation

Kevin Leddy - Legislative Success: Presidential Advocacy and Policy Change

Jessica Norris - Emissions Trading with Chinese Characteristics: How China Became Home to the World's Largest Carbon Market

Ryan Pike - Oil Shocks and Nuclear Proliferation Dilemmas

Chloe Siegel - Exploring Pathways from Climate Change to Civil Conflict: A Look into sub-Saharan Africa