The purpose of the Nelson Student Research Symposia is to recognize and share high-quality undergraduate research related to international and global topics.
The Symposia enabled what previously were stand-alone Nelson Institute Conferences to partner with the Engaged Citizen Experience effort to promote a university wide discourse of global intercultural topics.
As in past years, the Global Citizen Forum will feature the Nelson Student Research Symposium, giving Drake University students the opportunity to share their research. The 2021 Global Citizen Forum will be held March 3-5, fully online. More information about the conference can be found on our webpage.
The 2021 theme is International Perspectives on Racial Justice. While research presentations that support the theme are encouraged, all global topics from any academic discipline are welcome.
All times listed are in Central Standard Time (Des Moines, Iowa)
Professor Senteza is the Director of the Nelson Institute for Diplomacy and International Affairs
The determination of various health care systems during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Want to Save Lives? You Need the Right Style: Political Leader Style and its impact on COVID-19 response.
Una relación construida por conexiones inesperadas.
El silencio de una sociedad: los peligros del estigma en reconocer el trauma de las personas.
El lado oscuro de cuentos para niños.
Avery Van Den Berg
Las diferencias en fecundidad entre mujeres indígenas en México.
La violencia contra las activistas medioambientales indígenas de América Latina.
El medio ambiente y la fuerza de leyendas.
Covid-19 and Specific Vulnerabilities of Indigenous Populations
Nadia R. Treichel
The Right to Health: Inequality within Global Healthcare Systems.
"A vicious cycle of violence and discrimination”: how rioting can be a valid form of political protest against systemic violence.
Avery Grace VanDenBerg
Human Rights vs. Civil Rights: International Perspectives on Racial Justice in the U.S.
Racial Justice and Human Rights.
US Presence in Israel and Palestine.
The United Nations Climate Change Initiative and Race Vulnerability.
Effectiveness of Coronavirus Disease 19 Lockdowns: A Cross-Regional Comparison.
Beatrice I. Kearns
Forced Sterlization and International Human Rights.
Contesting the state through the spatial components of protests: A comparative analysis.
Ella K. Field
Comparing urban planning around stream ecosystems across diverse communities: lessons from Des Moines and Jakarta.
Meredith S. Miklos
Measuring Accessibility of Central Iowa Trial Near Fourmile Creek Community Center