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OPSVAW Supports Five Students

One of the top priorities of the OPSVAW is the support of students, and the 2014-2015 academic year will see the program support five students through graduate fellowships and research assistantships.

Chellgren Center Names 37 New Fellows: 20 in A&S

The Chellgren Fellows Program is for students with exceptional academic potential and aspirations, who are eager to participate in a special learning community designed to cultivate extraordinary achievement.

Five UK Graduate Students Share Research at Shanghai University

The conference aimed to promote an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural dialogue about Asia’s past and present. The UK graduate students presented papers that explored specific interrelationships between Asia and the United States.

UK Prepares Students with 'China Literacy' for 21st Century World

As the University of Kentucky prepares its students to compete in a globalized world, it's crucial to provide students with what associate provost for international programs Susan Carvalho calls "China literacy."

Immigration Research on Display: Wired Students at the Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars

At the end of each academic year, the Society for the Promotion of Undergraduate Research hosts the Showcase of Undergraduate ScholarsCristina Alcalde, one of three faculty co-directors at A&S Wired and a professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, mentored three Wired students during the past academic year. 

All three students conducted focus-group research. Elizabeth Kunnecke studied differences between perceptions of first and second generation immigrants. Tyler Davoren looked at geographic influences on perceptions of immigrants. Emily VanMeter examined how people’s religious attitudes influenced the way they interacted with immigrants. Their posters were on display on April 25, 2012, in the Ballroom at the Student Center. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Drugs, Money, and Sex: Trafficking Research with Horace Bartilow

Since 2002, Horace Bartilow has been studying various types of illicit transactions: the drug trade, human trafficking, and money laundering, among others. This research will be compiled in a book, "Drugs, Guns, Money and Sex: The Limits of Prohibitive Cooperation in the International Political Economy." Bartilow is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the International Studies Program. In this podcast, Bartilow describes some of his findings, including potential solutions to these sociopolitical issues.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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"How International Relations Affect Civil Conflict" Clayton Thyne Discusses Theories Surrounding Civil War

Given the appalling consequences of civil wars, why are the competing actors within a state unable to come to a settlement to avoid the costs of conflict? How might external parties affect the likelihood that a civil war begins? How do their actions affect the duration and outcome of civil conflicts that are already underway? How International Relations Affect Civil Conflict draws on three main approaches—bargaining theory, signaling theory, and rational expectations—to examine how external actors might affect the onset, duration and outcome of civil wars.

Ramesh Sharma

Ph.D. Student

by Stephanie Lang

Paul Brewer

Madison Young

Political Science Senior

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