We are pleased to present the International Affairs Journal, a compilation of some of the best research papers from our undergraduate senior seminars, selected by our faculty. You will find an impressive range of topics that our students work on, and even more, a standard of excellence in research, interpretation, and writing that we’ve come to expect in the International Affairs Program. So please, read one, and be in touch with us if you’d like more information on these topics or their authors.
The IAJ publishes high-level research papers from International Affairs Program (IAFS) majors in the College of Arts and Science at CU Boulder. Our goal is to promote and encourage interdisciplinary undergraduate research in the program and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Submission and Review process
Published research papers are nominated by the faculty of IAFS 4500 senior seminars each semester. If a student would like to have their paper considered, they should reach out to their professor. Selections are reviewed by a representative from the IAFS faculty and when possible, a representative from our students. The current editor is Dr. Tom Zeiler, IAFS Director and Professor of History.
Considine, Katie. Philanthrocapitalism in Africa: Green Revolution for Africa or a Money-making Scheme in an Untapped Market? 2022
Cooper, Peri. The Far Right: Only a Swipe Away. 2022
Davis, Alia. Migrant Storytelling in the 21st Century: Creating Understanding, Empathy, Community and Perspective for Migrants and Audiences Alike. 2022
Duggan, Carlie. Women’s Healthcare in Ethiopia. 2022
Quinn, Grace. Causes of Internal Displacement and Forced Migration in Burkina Faso. 2022
Trapp, Aliya. Women and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. 2022
Bisantz, Lillian. The Religious Underpinnings of Russia’s Invasion in Ukraine: The Orthodox Russian State, US Evangelicals, and the Global Culture Wars. 2022
Decint, Sedona. The US and Iran: A New Strategy for Middle East Diplomacy. 2022
Kasim, Rana. Nuclear Balance for Rival Neighbors: Achieving Stability for Pakistan and India. 2022
Landmark, Johanna. Human Consequences of Climate Change: Sea-Level Rise and Small Islands. 2022
Mather, Elizabeth. Sanitation Rights and Menstrual Health in Kibera, Kenya. 2022
Nadas, Andrew. There and Back Again…and Again? A Realist Comparison and Analysis of Key Elements of the Wars in Vietnam and Afghanistan. 2022
Sullivan, Benjamin. When Did America Stop Caring About the Bomb? 2022
Woldemichael, Ruth. Lo peor del extractivismo que no se puede ver: Oil Extraction, Land Rights, and Environmental Racism in Afro-Ecuadorian Communities. 2022
Clagett, Carly. An Examination of the Contemporary Rohingya Refugee Crisis: The Culmination of Ethnic Discrimination, a Mass Exodus, Unequipped Refugee Settlements, and the Absence of Effective Solutions. 2021
Spencer, John. The Impact of American Environmentalism and Nuclear Accidents on the Nuclear Taboo. 2021
Swan, Kathryn. A Nuanced Threat Perception: Evaluating Bioterrorism and Islamophobia in the 2001 Anthrax Attacks. 2021
Wilcox, Kylie. Education and Conflict In Yemen: An Examination of the Effects of Humanitarian Aid and Education on Conflict. 2021
Yates, Iona. Miracle Foods: Quinoa and the Effects of Western Food Politics on the Global South. 2021
Dykstra, Ciera. Child's Play: Insight into the Similarities and Differences Between COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS in the LBGTQ+ Community. 2021.
Huey, Maxwell. Propelling the Tiger Onwards: Satanism, Traditionalism, & Paganism as Anti-Liberal Strategy in the Black Order. 2021.
Hughes, Cameron. Policy Proposal: A Gender Based Framework to Peace Negotiations Between the Afghan Government and the Taliban. 2021.
Kannan, Kavya. Disintegrating Democracies: An Analysis of the United States & India. 2021.
Meeks, McKenzie. North Pacific Plastic Agreement: A Policy Recommendation on Plastic Regulation within the United States and China. 2021.
Petre, Romy. The Xinjiang Problem: What Can American Policy Do? 2021.