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24th Annual Illinois State University Conference for Students of Political Science


Bone Student Center
Normal , Illinois
April 22, 2016

2015 Conference Program

 

2016 Conference Program

Registration: 8-11:45am

Circus Room

Guidelines for Chairs, Presenters, and Discussants

Participating Colleges and Universities:

Beloit College, DePaul University, Governors State University, Hamilton College, Illinois State University, Monmouth College, Northwestern University, St. John's University, University of Mississippi, Wartburg College, Western Illinois University, Westminster College

 

Session 1: 8:30-10:00 AM

Panel 1A: International Organizations
1st Floor West Lounge

Chair: Christian Jorgensen, DePaul University
Discussant: Christian Jorgensen, DePaul University

Alexandru Hirsu, Hamilton College
The Impact of the European Union on Corruption in Romania

Jaime Kent, Illinois State University
Geopolitical Implications of the Melting Arctic Ice Cap: Are States Doomed to Conflict or Convinced to Cooperate?

Nothizile Ncube, Wartburg College
The Impact of European Union Membership on the Levels of Economic Development

 

Panel 1B: Group Identity
Spotlight Room

Chair: Frank Cassata, Illinois State University
Discussants: Steven Oaks, Monmouth College, Christopher Brennan, Governors State University

Sydney Alcaraz, Illinois State University
Partisanship and Partner Preference:  The Question of Ethnicity

Nick Canfield, Illinois State University
Talking Over the Wall: A Contact Theory Analysis of Mexicans' Opinions of The U.S.A.

Caleb Griffin, Illinois State University
Helping Strangers:  How Language Acquisition Makes Individuals More Willing to Help Outgroup Members

Chelsea Legay, St. John's University
The Ambiguous Political Identity of Gypsies in the United States

 

Panel 1C: Social Justice
3rd Floor East Lounge

Chair: Fahmida Zaman, Illinois State University
Discussant: Fahmida Zaman, Illinois State University

Tanner Willhelm, Monmouth College
The Leading Causes of the Ongoing Phenomenon of Police Corruption

Ken-Terika Zellner, Northwestern University
Deconstruction on Trial: Jury Nullification as Derridean Justice

 

Session 2: 10:10-11:40 AM

Panel 2A: Political Theory
1st Floor West Lounge

Chair: George Stanton, Illinois State University
Discussants: Cameron Dieter, Beloit College, George Stanton, Illinois State University

Christopher Brennan, Governors State University
Toward Alienation or Integration: The Impact of the Western Weltanschauung on the Modern Middle East

Riley Budke, Beloit College
Creativity and Justice: The Arts in Plato's Republic and Laws

Ryan Hazuka, Beloit College
Hierarchical Structure Within John Locke's Theory of Property

 

Panel 2B: Poverty and Political Development
Spotlight Room

Chair: Kirk Richardson, Illinois State University
Discussants: Dayna Schickedanz, Illinois State University, Kirk Richardson, Illinois State University

Patricia Huete, Illinois State University
Social Capital in Low-Income Communities: Can It Reduce Poverty?

Andrew Kuka, Illinois State University
Community Land Trusts: A Help or Hindrance to Community Development in the United States

Jessica Linder, Illinois State University
Pro-Poor Tourism: Poverty Alleviation Techniques of the 21st Century

Adreina Patilliet, Beloit College
Food Insecurity - An Analysis of Amartya Sen's Entitlement Approach

 

Panel 2C: Political Behavior
3rd Floor East Lounge

Chair: Sydney Alcaraz, Illinois State University
Discussant: Sydney Alcaraz, Illinois State University

Michael Hill, Jason Kokkat, and Eric Hansen, Illinois State University
Sincerity Trumps Strategy: Explaining the Youth Vote in the 2016 Presidential Primary

Hannah Mathes, Illinois State University
In the Shadow of Citizens United:  Economic Interests & Direct Democracy

Kyle Davis, Western Illinois University
The Future Generation: An Examination of College Students Political Activity

 

Luncheon: 11:55-12:30 PM
Circus Room (for participants)

Keynote Speaker: 12:30-1:15 PM
Circus Room (open to the public)

Debra Leiter, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Let's Give Them Something to Talk About: Political Communication and Vote in East and West Germany

 

Session 3: 1:30-3:00 PM

Panel 3A: American Political Thought
1st Floor West Lounge

Chair: Izak Harvey-Wolff, Beloit College
Discussants: Jake Dragonetti, Beloit College, Izak Harvey-Wolff, Beloit College

Cameron Dieter, Beloit College
"A Loathsome Plague Called Reaction": Fear in Prescriptive Conservative Thought

Jonathan Harsh, Beloit College
Faith Versus Politics: Arguing for the Moderate Separation Between Church and State

Stafford Perry, Beloit College
Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Who Was More Successful?

Collin Reid, Beloit College
Populist Divisions: Sources of Popularity and Legitimacy

 

Panel 3B: Human Rights
Spotlight Room

Chair: Ken-Terika Zellner, Northwestern University
Discussants: Chelsea Legay, St. John's University, Connor Somgynari, University of Mississippi

Frank Cassata, Illinois State University
Roma Class Struggle: Domestic Vs. International Law

Christian Jorgensen, DePaul University
Immigration Detention in the United States: Violations of International and Human Rights Law

Allison Maybee, Wartburg College
Human Trafficking in Nations: An Empirical Approach to Examining Causal Factors

Steven Oaks, Monmouth College
The Inhumane Response: Europe's Failure of the Syrian Refugees


Panel 3C: International Relations Theory
3rd Floor East Lounge

Chair: Adam Johnson, Monmouth College
Discussant: Adam Johnson, Monmouth College

Brian Johnson, Western Illinois University
Realism and Constructivism in the Middle East

Trevor Kenahan, Beloit College
The Paradox of War and Politics



Session 4: 3:10-4:40 PM

Panel 4A: Political Institutions
1st Floor West Lounge

Chair: Collin Reid, Beloit College
Discussants: Nick Canfield, Illinois State University, Collin Reid, Beloit College

Jake Dragonetti, Beloit College
Speech Protection and Protection from Speech: Forming Constitutional College Codes Regarding Hateful Expression

Izak Harvey-Wolff, Beloit College
Hateful Speech and the Marketplace of Ideas:
An Alternative Rationale for Speech Codes on College Campuses

Robyn Parkinson, Westminster College
Senators and Supreme Court Nominations: Why Some Senators Deviate

Jacob Tomlinson, Western Illinois University
Is Congress Still Regionally Divided?: An Analysis of Trubowitz's Model

 

Panel 4B: International Relations Conflict
Spotlight Room

Chair: Jaime Kent, Illinois State University
Discussants: Kenneth Kilman, Illinois State University, Ryan Mackie, Illinois State University

Michael Ernst, Monmouth College
Drone Warfare: A Cost Benefit Analysis of the United States' Use of Unmanned Aerial Assault Vehicles

Adam Johnson, Monmouth College
A Lesson of Proxies: Case Studies of Hezbollah and Boko Haram

Kirk Richardson, Illinois State University
Fomenting Rebellion: A Rare Events Analysis of How Access to Power Affects Ethnopolitical Violence

Connor Somgynari, University of Mississippi
Their Brothers' Keepers? : Ethnicity, Rebel Diplomacy, and State Support for Insurgency

 

Panel 4C: State Development and State Failure
3rd Floor East Lounge

Chair: Caleb Griffin, Illinois State University
Discussant: Caleb Griffin, Illinois State University

Abdirizak Diis, Western Illinois University
How Corruption Undermined the Effectiveness of Somali Federal Government

Fahmida Zaman, Illinois State University
State Formation in Bangladesh: An Ongoing Project?


 

This conference is sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, the Undergraduate Political Science Association, The Graduate Student Association, and The Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University.

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