2017 Conference Session Schedule & Papers

Session 1 · Thursday · 7:15 – 8:45 PM

Nationalism, Radicalism, and Populism
Humanities 121
Discussant: Hans Rindisbacher, Pomona College

Right-Wing Populist Parties in Europe: The Rise of Alternative für Deutschland and its Relations to Front National in France, Claire Larkin, University of Arizona

Rise of the Far Right-Wing Parties in the European Union, Ashleen Martinez, University of San Francisco

United In Populism; The European Union, Sarah Tadlock, Scripps College

Populism Across the Atlantic: The Popular Retort to Globalism and Modernization in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany?, Timothy DesJarlais, University of Arizona


Migration and the Refugee Crisis
Humanities 105
Discussant: Joshua Goode, Claremont Graduate University

The EU’s Internal & External Responses Surrounding the European Immigration Crisis, Joshua Salazar, University of California, Santa Barbara

Assimilation Through Work: Creating an Accessible Labor Market for Refugees, Gabriel Davis, Brigham Young University

Syrian Refugee Crisis in Germany: The Good and Bad, Joshua Glueck, Pitzer College

The Evolution of the European Union’s Asylum Policy Through the 2015 Migrant Crisis, Roshni Sopariwalla, University of California, Santa Barbara



Session 2 · Friday · 8:30 – 10:00 AM

 Minority and Human Rights
Humanities 105
Discussant: Maja Stroinska

Romani Women: Helping the European Union’s Most Vulnerable Minority, Sandrine Bartos, University of California, Los Angeles

Italy, Human Trafficking, and the Refugee Crisis: Problems and Solutions to Consider in Combatting Abuse of Displaced Persons, Corey Cherrington, Brigham Young University

Evaluating the Treatment of the Roma Population Within the EU, Rachel Ng, University of California, Santa Barbara


EU Economics and Labor Issues
Humanities 120
Discussant: Cristina Nicolescu-Waggonner, Pomona College

Trade Union Trade-Offs: Unions, Voters, and the Rise of Right-Wing Populism, Kim Gabbitas, University of Utah

The Effects of Paternity Leave on Fertility Rates, Taylor Demons , Baylor University

Hidden Fences: Economic Barriers to Integration of Refugees within Europe and Policy Reform, Spencer Stucki, Brigham Young University and Elsa Rebentisch, Brigham Young University

How has the EU had an economic influence on new members’ economies?, Jesse Sandoval, University of California, Santa Barbara



Session 3 · Friday · 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

 The EU and the Iberian Peninsula
Humanities 105
Discussant: Juli Minoves-Triquell, University of La Verne

Political Deadlock in Spain, Justin Hess, Pitzer College

Portuñol: Why do we still have a King, and they don’t?, Diego Parada, Berkeley City College

Europe’s Declining Fertility: An Examination of Shifting Fertility Trends in Italy, Spain, and Sweden, Alicia Carducci, University of California, Santa Barbara


EU Policies and Regulation
Humanities 120
Discussant: Travis Nelson, University of Washington, Seattle

Regulatory Protection Does Not Always Help: The Problems of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012, Wesley Ng, University of California, Santa Barbara

The Third Law of UK Nuclear Policy: for Every Protestation There Is an Equal and Opposite Affirmation, Lauren Vidler, Brigham Young University and Hannah Pugh, Brigham Young University

Global Action to Address Climate Change: The Successes and Failures of the European Union as a Climate Action Leader, Steven Andrew Rolon, University of California, Santa Barbara


Integration, Identity, and Culture
Humanities 121
Discussant: Nicholas Mason, Brigham Young University

The International Cultural Politics of Eurovision, Jordana Cashman, Brigham Young University

Muslim Integration in France: A Multilevel Analysis, Arthur Kaufman, George Washington University

Joining Whose Team? Policy and Practice of Integration for the Russian Speaking Community in Estonia Silviu Kondan, University of Toronto and Mridvika Sahajpal, University of Toronto


Session 4 · Friday · 2:00 – 3:30 PM

The Future of the European Project
Humanities 121
Discussant: Tobias Hofmann, University of Utah

The Inevitable Dissolution of the European Union, Marianne Hughes, University of Denver

European Migration, Immigration, and Cultural Identity: A Case Study on the Schengen Agreement, Kevin Mahoney, University of California, Berkeley

The root of evil in the European Union, Filippos Tamvakakis, Pitzer College


Security and Defense
Humanities 105
Discussant: Eva-Maria Maggi, University of Arizona

Brexit Means Brexit…Until it Doesn’t: Examining the United Kingdom’s Decision to Remain within Europol and Future Internal EU Security Copperation, Jobel Kyle Vecino, University of California, Berkeley

Democracy on Hold: Finding the Limits of France’s Perpetual State of Emergency, Filip Bozinovic, University of California, Berkeley

The 2016 “White Paper on German Security Policy and the Future of the Bundeswehr”: An Analysis of its Positioning, Reception, and Conditions of Implementation, Hunter Ashburn, Claremont McKenna College

Too different for cooperation? Comparing cyber security policy in Sweden and the United States, Tim Wilhelmi, University of Arizona

International Relations and Cooperation
Humanities 120
Discussant: Jeffrey Pennington, University of California, Berkeley

The Asia-Pacific’s Role and Influence on the European Union, Heather Stone, University of California, Berkeley

Leaning Toward Turkey, Mahali Mackintosh, University of California, Santa Barbara

Dividing Germany, Accepting an Invitation to Empire: The Life, Death, and Historical Significance of George Kennan’s “Program A”, John Gleb, University of California, Berkeley

Western Democratic Leverage in Semi Authoritarian Hybrid Regimes: A Comparative Analysis of Democracy Promotion in Romania, Slovakia and Egypt, Adam Revello, Pomona College