Below is a list of graduate courses taken at American University SIS and their final projects. Selected works are featured here.
- Venezuela: What’s Next and What to Do?
- Worked with a team to produce a policy book for a Washington client.
- Recommended best practices for civil society to sustain and expand operating space in the foreseeable political context.
- International Affairs Statistics & Methods (SIS-600)
- Statistical analysis of factors to predict party fragmentation in democracies.
- Political Risk Analysis (SIS-750)
- Analysis of political risks to a defense-sector investment in Ukraine and risk mitigation recommendations.
Europe & Eurasia
- State Building (SIS-619)
- Comparison of independent state development of Romania and Ukraine as derived from their relative levels of autonomy in the Soviet Union.
- Empire Past and Present (SIS-619)
- Separate analyses of: Austria-Hungary organizational structure; Understanding of disease and climate in the British Empire; Understanding of imperial competition in 20th century fascism.
- Challenges to European Governance and Politics (SIS-676)
- Analysis of conflict between EU green energy initiatives and policy goals in Germany, Poland, and Hungary.
- U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America (SIS-653)
- Policy Memo for U.S.-Peru cooperation against Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Nationalism, Identity, and Ideology
- Frameworks of Comparative Politics (SIS-672)
- Comparative case analysis of media freedom in Czechia, Poland, and Hungary.
- Comparative Political Economy (SIS-673)
- Study of the uneven socioeconomic results of globalization in Bolivia to explain the re-nationalization of hydrocarbons.
- Democratic Decay and Authoritarianism (SIS-696)
- Case study on the quality of Lithuanian democracy and trends in civil society.
- Transforming Cultures of Conflict (SIS-619)
- Narrative analysis of the development of Venezuela‘s political crisis.
- Post-colonialism, Race, and International Relations (SIS-628)
- Assessment of continuous relocation of the Frontier in American mythology to sustain expansion through ideology.
Skills Institute Workshops
- Honing Analytical Writing Skills
- Acquiring/Managing Consulting Projects
- Project Management with Agile