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Ua12/2/24 International Club, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua12/2/24 International Club, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the International Club.


Ua35/4 Provost's Office International Programs, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua35/4 Provost's Office International Programs, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about International Programs.


Ua35/11/1 Chinese Flagship & Confucius Institute, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua35/11/1 Chinese Flagship & Confucius Institute, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Chinese Flagship program and Confucius Institute.


Ua12/2/29 Iranian Student Association, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua12/2/29 Iranian Student Association, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Iranian Student Association.


Ua12/2/30 Saudi Students Club, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua12/2/30 Saudi Students Club, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Saudi Student Club.


Taiwanese Perceptions Of Refugees: Results Of An Experimental Survey, Stella Treumann Jun 2017

Taiwanese Perceptions Of Refugees: Results Of An Experimental Survey, Stella Treumann

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This research paper deals with perceptions of refugees, with the intent to demonstrate what factors influence perceptions of refugees in general, and specifically in the context of Taiwan. The paper is divided into two larger sections. The first section functions as a literature review with the aim of providing the reader with existing background information on the topic of perceptions of refugees. The second section contains an experimental study on perceptions of refugees in Taiwan. While the effects of individual-level factors on perceptions of refugees have been examined by many studies and in different countries, their effects have never been ...


Invisible Children: The Effectiveness Of Non-Governmental Organizations (Ngos) In Primary Education In Central America, Megan Skaggs Sep 2016

Invisible Children: The Effectiveness Of Non-Governmental Organizations (Ngos) In Primary Education In Central America, Megan Skaggs

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

what extent are non-governmental organizations (NGOs) an effective tool in primary educational development in Central America? To address this concern, this project addressed the results of several months of research in Nicaragua, Guatemala, and at the U.S. NGO headquarters, where interviews with educators, NGO workers, and citizens were conducted regarding the role of NGOs in addressing educational concerns effectively. Interviewees included: Pueblo a Pueblo, Serving Orphans Worldwide, U.S. Agency for International Development, Let Girl’s Learn Program, and varied individuals connected with education or non-profit work in that region. My research analyzed the historical and social structures of ...


A Targeted Approach? A Study Of Ngo Roles And Practices In Promoting Economic Development, Emma Shoaf Sep 2016

A Targeted Approach? A Study Of Ngo Roles And Practices In Promoting Economic Development, Emma Shoaf

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

In recent years, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have become key actors promoting economic development. Despite their rapid rise, there are still significant gaps in the development sphere regarding what NGOs do in specific contexts. This research evaluates how NGOs promote economic development among Palestinian refugees in Lebanon to give context to general trends within development literature. Through an in-depth case study of the NGO Cives Mundi and their recent development project Tatreez–focused on promoting economic empowerment among Palestinian refugee women through the formation of a weaving co-op–this study seeks to evaluate key advantages and disadvantages to NGO work in ...


Isis & Eschatology: Apocalyptic Motivations Behind The Formation And Development Of The Islamic State, Matthew Henry Musselwhite Apr 2016

Isis & Eschatology: Apocalyptic Motivations Behind The Formation And Development Of The Islamic State, Matthew Henry Musselwhite

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The goal of this thesis was to analysis the Islamic State’s apocalyptic nature by studying both classic Islamic eschatology and the Islamic State’s online magazine Dabiq. In order to conduct this research, I separated my thesis into two separate angles of approach. The first angle (chapters one & two) exclusively looked at Islamic eschatology, classic apocalyptic texts, shifts in how literature was written over time, and on examples of modern messianic revolutions occurring. In this way, I attempted to emphasize how extra-Qur’anic texts have played a large part in providing details for what Islamic eschatology entails. I also ...


The Prospect Of Democracy: China’S Possibility Of Political Reform, Chase Thomas Jan 2016

The Prospect Of Democracy: China’S Possibility Of Political Reform, Chase Thomas

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

What factors help or hinder democratization in China? Democracy in China is not an unknown term, but the difficulty of making “democratic” reforms in China has raised the question of if China will democratize. This literature review and analysis will examine the factors, which help or hinder democratization in China through economic and cultural means. By using a literature review as well as reviewing the concepts of democracy and prerequisites thereof, three scenarios for democratization will be determined. Through the use of the information provided in the latter, I predict that while democracy is possible in China, the state will ...


Transatlantic Cooperation On Cyber Security: Data Privacy And Cybercrime, Allison Feikes May 2014

Transatlantic Cooperation On Cyber Security: Data Privacy And Cybercrime, Allison Feikes

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The Internet is a vital part of the global economy considering an estimated 8 trillion United States dollars flow through global e-commerce each year. However, this new, innovative tool is not only used to benefit the people; the Internet has become a place for criminal activity as well. With over one million victims of crimes globally every day, the United States works closely with the EU to ally against this Lernaean Hydra. This thesis explores how Transatlantic cooperation can be improved through formalized regulation especially in regards to organized research in tracking child exploitation, Safe Harbor Privacy Principles, and reducing ...


World War I, 1914-1918 - Patriotic Speech (Sc 2745), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2013

World War I, 1914-1918 - Patriotic Speech (Sc 2745), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2745. Patriotic speech by an unknown writer titled “Why We Are at War with Germany” in which he explains the reasons for the United States’ entry in the war and why it must be a leader in the settlement after the war is over. He makes illusions to the planned League of Nations.


Ua35/4 2012-2013 Annual Report, Wku International Programs Jan 2013

Ua35/4 2012-2013 Annual Report, Wku International Programs

WKU Archives Records

2012-2013 report of WKU International Programs & Study Abroad & Global Learning.


Could Us-Syrian Strategies Lead To Genocide?, David J. Keeling Oct 2012

Could Us-Syrian Strategies Lead To Genocide?, David J. Keeling

Geography/Geology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Whose Islands Are These Anyway?, David J. Keeling Sep 2012

Whose Islands Are These Anyway?, David J. Keeling

Geography/Geology Faculty Publications

This opinion piece addresses Argentina's growing political rhetoric about its claims to the Malvians/Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.


Ua1b1/3 University Lecture Series, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua1b1/3 University Lecture Series, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by the University Lecture Series committee which invites distinguished and prominent individuals to lecture at the university. The records include correspondence with potential speakers and programs, posters and recordings of lectures.


Ua1b Wku University Wide Committees/Events, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua1b Wku University Wide Committees/Events, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records regarding university wide events such as lecture and concert series. See individual departments for smaller co-sponsored events.


Ua1b1/4 Nobel Laureate Lecture Series, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua1b1/4 Nobel Laureate Lecture Series, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records regarding the Nobel Laureate Lecture Series


Ua12/2/5 Student Affairs - Wku Amateur Radio Club, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua12/2/5 Student Affairs - Wku Amateur Radio Club, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about WKU Amateur Radio Club and WB4DQM. The collection consists of certificates, QSL cards received from other clubs around the world and a brief run of Radio Watch.


The Topper (February 2010), Veterans Upward Bound Project, Western Kentucky University Feb 2010

The Topper (February 2010), Veterans Upward Bound Project, Western Kentucky University

Veterans Upward Bound Publications

No abstract provided.


Why Has The United States Never Ratified The Un Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women?, Hannah Elizabeth Kington Jan 2009

Why Has The United States Never Ratified The Un Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women?, Hannah Elizabeth Kington

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted by the United Nations in 1979, has now been ratified by 185 countries, consisting of more than ninety percent of all UN members. The United States, however, has never ratified the Convention. The history of the Convention provides evidence of global support for women’s rights. While there are complex reasons behind the United States’ failure to ratify CEDAW, the United States’ commitment to unilateralism, an attitude of “American exceptionalism” and the long-term inequality and discrimination against women in the U.S. all contribute to the ...


Thugs And Drugs: The Terrorists And Drug Networks Of The Islamic Movement Of Uzbekistan, Ian Nash Oct 2007

Thugs And Drugs: The Terrorists And Drug Networks Of The Islamic Movement Of Uzbekistan, Ian Nash

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Recent analyses of terrorist groups reveal their dependency on complex logistical, financial, and operational relationships with other groups. Advantaged by the technological advancements of the last two decades, many terrorist and criminal organizations are now linked through complicated networks. Therefore, experts dedicated to uncovering and unraveling terrorist strategy, can easily get lost in the scattered patterns of today’s terrorism. A web-like structure allows for flexible, though well-connected leadership, and widespread recruitment opportunity. One recent terrorist group that has benefited from network organization is the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU). The IMU was a formidable group because of its experienced ...


"When The President Says 'Democracy'": Examining The Relationship Between Presidential Discourse And Democritizatsiia In Kazakhstan, Elena Pak May 2005

"When The President Says 'Democracy'": Examining The Relationship Between Presidential Discourse And Democritizatsiia In Kazakhstan, Elena Pak

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Many expected that the fall of Soviet communism would result in the democratization of its successor states. The majority of the post-Soviet republics announced democracy as their new way of development; however, very few have evolved into democratization processes. Kazakhstan's democratization has resulted in the formation of authoritative presidentialism, though with limited liberalization (Cummings, 2002, p. 9). Kazakhstan has neither established the anomalous democracy as its most influential neighbor in Eastern Europe, Russia, nor has become the extreme sultanism like its Central Asian fellow, Turkmenistan. According to Cummings (2002), Kazakhstan has shaped "a hybrid, transitional regime of part-authoritarianism" (p ...


The Office Of The United States Trade Representative, Phillip J. Winniger Jan 2002

The Office Of The United States Trade Representative, Phillip J. Winniger

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Since its creation through the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has helped liberalize economies, negotiate trade agreements, and coordinate U.S. trade policy. Although situated within the Executive Office of the President, the USTR is best seen through the lens of legislative action. Congress has used successive trade acts to both expand and constrain the Office, while forcing it to reconcile multilateral goals with unilateral domestic objectives. An examination of the USTR's developmental stages identifies the congressional impact upon the Office and the resulting political balance.


Ua68/2/1 Intercambio Internacional, Vol. Xv, No. 1, Wku Latin American Studies Jun 1998

Ua68/2/1 Intercambio Internacional, Vol. Xv, No. 1, Wku Latin American Studies

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by WKU Latin American Studies committee regarding science, politics and economic advances in Latin America as well as cooperative projects between WKU and universities across Latin America. The newsletter is written in both English and Spanish.


Ua68/2/1 Intercambio Internacional, Vol. Xiv, No. 2, Wku Latin American Studies May 1997

Ua68/2/1 Intercambio Internacional, Vol. Xiv, No. 2, Wku Latin American Studies

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by WKU Latin American Studies program regarding science, politics and economic advances in Latin America as well as cooperative projects between WKU and universities across Latin America. The newsletter is written in both English and Spanish.


Ua68/2/1 Intercambio Internacional, Vol. Xiv, No. 1, Wku Latin American Studies Mar 1996

Ua68/2/1 Intercambio Internacional, Vol. Xiv, No. 1, Wku Latin American Studies

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by WKU Latin American Studies program regarding science, politics and economic advances in Latin America as well as cooperative projects between WKU and universities across Latin America. The newsletter is written in both English and Spanish.


Ua68/2/1 Intercambio Internacional, Vol. Xiii, No. 2, Wku Latin American Studies May 1995

Ua68/2/1 Intercambio Internacional, Vol. Xiii, No. 2, Wku Latin American Studies

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by WKU Latin American Studies program regarding science, politics and economic advances in Latin America as well as cooperative projects between WKU and universities across Latin America. The newsletter is written in both English and Spanish.


Ua68/2/1 Intercambio Internacional, Vol. Xiii, No. 1, Wku Latin American Studies Dec 1994

Ua68/2/1 Intercambio Internacional, Vol. Xiii, No. 1, Wku Latin American Studies

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by WKU Latin American Studies program regarding science, politics and economic advances in Latin America as well as cooperative projects between WKU and universities across Latin America. The newsletter is written in both English and Spanish.


Ua68/2/1 Intercambio Internacional, Vol. Xii, No. 2, Wku Latin American Studies May 1994

Ua68/2/1 Intercambio Internacional, Vol. Xii, No. 2, Wku Latin American Studies

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by WKU Latin American Studies program regarding science, politics and economic advances in Latin America as well as cooperative projects between WKU and universities across Latin America. The newsletter is written in both English and Spanish.