The Walsh Exchange
The Walsh Exchange is an undergraduate research conference dedicated to international relations held in Washington D.C. Hosted by Georgetown University’s esteemed Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, this conference aspires to give undergraduate students an opportunity to showcase their work and to bring together IR enthusiasts for an exciting exchange of ideas. This year’s theme is “Planning for the UnExpected: Crisis and Change in the 21st Century.”
FRIDAY, APRIL 9
OPENING AND FIRST SESSION: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
– Jonathon Marek, Georgetown University: Chinese Coercive Economic Statecraft: Leveraging Irreplaceability in Economic Networks in Pursuit of Discourse Power
– Charlie Wang, Georgetown University: Words Matter: Analyzing Sentiment and Strategic Ambiguity in the World Trade Organization
– Raphael Piliero, Georgetown University: The Atomic Bomb is What States Make of it – A Constructivist Approach to Sanctioning Iran
SATURDAY, APRIL 10
SECOND SESSION: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
– Samantha Kane Jiménez, Colby College: Armed Non-State Actor Power Accrual Mechanisms in Times of Apolitical National Crisis
– Alison Pang, University of Toronto: The Governance of Global Indiscriminate Surveillance
– Robert Alward, Georgetown University: Does Public Opinion Matter?: An Analysis of the Impact of National Public Opinion on Refugee Labor Force Participation