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November 10, 2014



Political science faculty, students present at national conference

By Krista Bohnenblust

Political Science faculty and graduate students participated in the annual meeting of the International Studies-Midwest meeting Nov. 7-9 in St. Louis.

Sam Bell and Carla Martinez Machain, assistant professors, presented the paper "The Effect of U.S. Troop Deployments on Host States' Human Rights."

Bell presented a second paper "Deadly Triangles: The Implications of Regional Competition on Demands between Asymmetric States," chaired a professional development roundtable on publishing in political science, and served as discussant on the panel "The Justice Cascade."

Martinez Machain and political science master's degree students Leo Rosenberg and Rachel James presented the paper "The Choice between Domestic and External Diversion."

Machain also chaired a professional development panel on "Challenges that Women Face in the Profession."

Craig S. Stapley, assistant professor, presented "The Irony of Action: Terrorism and Small Arms."

David Mitchell, security studies doctoral student, presented the paper "Blurred Lines?: A Quantitative Assessment of the PRT-NGO Proximity Debate in Afghanistan."

Muhammad Nawaz, security studies doctoral student, presented the paper "How Terrorism Ends: Impact of Group's Lethality on its Survival."

Jared Oestman, security studies master's degree student, presented the paper "The Effect of Security Assistance on Terrorism."

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