Research and Collaboration

Graduate Research Conference

The Capstone research project represents one of the most significant portions of the Policy Studies curriculum. The annual Graduate Research Conference is an opportunity for graduating students to present their work.


Friday, May 3, 2013

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

University of Washington Bothell

North Creek Events Center
 

 

Conference Schedule 

 

Welcome and refreshments

9:00 - 9:30 am
 
 

Panel A: Environment

9:30 am – 10:45 am

Discussant and Panel Chair: Nives Dolšak

 

Megan Dunn
Empirical Measurements of Human Well-being to Determine an Environmental Policy Impact
Capstone Advisor: Nives Dolšak
Second Readers: Philip Levin, Senior Scientist, Northwest Fisheries Science Center; and Karma Norman, Social Scientist with NOAA Fisheries

Bob Congleton
The Tribal Energy Program: Wind Power and Human Development within Native American Communities
Capstone Advisor: Gwen Ottinger
Second Reader: Bruce Kochis

Michael K.Y. Ng
An Experimental Study of an Energy Conservation Intervention on Energy Use by UWB Students in Husky Village
Capstone Advisor: Martha Groom
Second Reader: Rob Turner

Rachel Phillips
The Hunt for the Gray Wolf: A Case Study in Top-Predator Management Policy in Washington State
Capstone Advisor: Dave Stokes
Second Reader: Gwen Ottinger
 

Panel B: Education

11:00 – 12:15 pm

Discussant and Panel Chair: Keith Nitta

 

Nathanael Brown
Measuring Educational Resilience in the Era of International Assessment: A case study of U.S. and Taiwan education systems
Capstone Advisor: Andrea Stone
Second Reader: Dan Goldhaber

Shaila Davis
An Evaluation of King County School District’s Wellness Policies
Capstone Advisor: Andrea Stone
Second Reader: Keith Nitta

Alison McNee
The Use of Exclusionary Discipline in Southeast Seattle Public Schools: Challenges and Opportunities for Reducing Exclusion
Capstone Advisor: Gwen Ottinger
Second Reader: Keith Nitta

Andrea Sweerus
Perception of Effective Programing
Capstone Advisor: Keith Nitta
Second Reader: Jason Naranjo

Lunch

12:15 – 1:15 pm 

Catered lunch to be served 

   

Panel C: Human Rights  

1:15 – 2:15 pm

Discussant and Panel Chair: Bruce Kochis

 

Jung Lee
What are the roles of a local human rights agency in incorporating international human rights treaties into local policies?: A Case Study of the Seattle Human Rights Commission
Capstone Advisor: Camille Walsh
Second Reader: Bruce Kochis

Emily A. Olson
Reproductive Rights on Lockdown: A State-by-State Policy Analysis of Reproductive Rights and Access
Capstone Advisor: Camille Walsh
Second Reader: Dan Berger

Meghan Wright
Supply Chain Transparency: Comparative Analysis on Government Policy and NGO Advocacy
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
Second Reader: Bruce Kochis
 

Panel D: Politics and Law  

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Discussant and Panel Chair: Camille Walsh

 

Jason Malinowski
The Impact of City Council Electoral System on Campaign Finance
Capstone Advisor: Keith Nitta
Second Reader: Dan Goldhaber

Michael Irons
Promising Artists In Recovery Program Evaluation: A Study of Pro-social Group Mentoring within Snohomish County’s Juvenile Justice Population
Capstone Advisor: Shauna Carlisle
Second Reader: Andrea Stone

Andrew P. Nguyen
Crime and Privacy in the Age of Drones: Applying the Coase Theorem to Fourth Amendment Case Law
Capstone Advisor: Dan Jacoby
Second Reader: Camille Walsh
 

Panel E: Social Policy 

3:45 – 4:45 pm

Discussant and Panel Chair: Dan Jacoby

 

Jonathan Boyette
The Cost of Coercion: Prospect Theory and Self-Deportation
Capstone Advisor: Bruce Kochis
Second Reader: Camille Walsh

Christophe Jamot
DACA or DREAM Act: Economic Impact for Washington State
Capstone Advisor: Shauna Carlisle
Second Reader: TBD

Isaac Harrison
A Case Study Analysis of the Racial Disparities within Criminal Enforcement and Sentencing
Capstone Advisor: Camille Walsh
Second Reader: Dan Berger
 

Reception

5:00 – 6:00 pm

  

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Abstracts

Download research abstracts here. (.pdf)

  

Register

This conference is free, and all are welcome.  For more information or to register, please contact the IAS graduate office.

  

Past Conferences

Learn about past Graduate Research Conferences.

2012 conference

2011 conference

2010 conference

2009 conference

2008 conference