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9th Annual DCC Undergraduate Research Conference

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk, Room 108

AS THE CULMINATION of a year of meetings to refine their research projects, the DCC undergraduate research fellows present their projects in a one-day conference, with topics that include school violence against Southeast Asians in Philadelphia, moral education in West Virginia, civil unions in Peru, migrant workers in Singapore, the treatment of the irreligious in Egypt, and early American foreign policy.

PANEL 1 / 9:30-10:45 am / Education, Politics, and Cultural Conflicts

Grace CHOI (Philosophy & Political Science)
“School Violence and Political Efficacy: Understanding the Political Identity of Southeast Asian High School Students in Philadelphia”

Sarah ENGELL (History)
“Replacing Periods with Question Marks: A Study of the Role of Public Education in Kanawha County, West Virginia”

Discussant: Sigal BEN-PORATH (Penn GSE)

PANEL 2 / 11 am-12:30 pm / Minorities and Morality in Changing Societies

Nicolas GARCIA (Political Science)
"The Impact of the Changing Faith of Latinos on American National Politics"

Marco HERNDON (Urban Studies)
"Soy Moderno y No Quiero Locas: Civil Unions and Transnationalism in Lima, Perú"

Discussant: Emilio PARRADO (Sociology and LALS)

PANEL 3 / 1:15-2:30 pm / Orthodoxies and Political Transformations

Ethan LAFRANCE (Political Science & MMES)
“Ghosts of Generals Past: Turkish Constitutional Reform and Regime Dynamics in the Post-Kemalist Era”

Arjun MALIK (Political Science & Economics) and Hani WARITH (Political Science & Philosophy)
“The Post-Arab Spring Socio-Political Experience of Egypt’s Irreligious”

Discussant: Heather SHARKEY (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations)

PANEL 4 / 2:45-4:00 pm / Foreign Policy and Politics in the Early American Republic

Varun MENON (History & Premed)
“One Nation Overseas: The Statecraft of the United States Congress in the Age of Democratic Revolutions”

Aaron SENIOR (History & Political Science)
“The Fallacy of the Ideological Press: How American National Newspapers Reacted to the French Revolution from 1789 to 1793”

Discussant: John J. DiIulio (Political Science)