International Studies Archive

Il Hyun Cho, Lafayette College – Dispelling Myths about North Korea

North Korea remains a mystery. Il Hyun Cho, assistant professor in the Department of Government and

Neha Vora, Lafayette College – Liberal Education and Nationalism

Can liberal education from U.S. universities thrive under restrictive regimes? Neha Vora, associate professor of anthropology

Ray Raymond, SUNY Ulster – The U.S. and U.K.’s Special Partnership

The U.S. and UK have enjoyed a strong relationship for centuries. Ray Raymond, professor of government

Nathan Kunz, University of North Florida – Fast Disaster Response

Disasters are unpredictable and our response time needs improving. Nathan Kunz, assistant professor of operations management

Lori Poloni-Staudinger, Northern Arizona University – Female Terrorists

Female terrorists are used partly for their shock value. Lori Poloni-Staudinger, professor and department chair in

Devyn Spence Benson, Louisiana State University – Obama, Cuba and Afro-Cubans

Will President Obama’s recent trip to Cuba help Afro-Cubans? Devyn Spence Benson, assistant professor in the

Spike Lee, University of Toronto – A Cultural Look at Moral Purity

The definition of purity doesn’t change across cultures, but ideas about the processes of purification do.

David Hugh-Jones, University of East Anglia – Honesty Across Cultures

If you’re looking for honesty, not all countries are alike. David Hugh-Jones, senior lecturer in economics

Tobin Porterfield, Towson University – Unlocking the Mysterious Isle

Cuba is undergoing changes in the wake of new travel policies by the U.S. Tobin Porterfield,

Maria Aysa-Lastra, Winthrop University – The Great Recession and Latino Immigrants

What do the recessions of Spain and the United States have in common? Maria Aysa-Lastra, assistant