At this time of rapid global change, CSIS provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision-makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society.

On Thursday, April 21, 2016 the 30 students who attended the 2016 CSIS Program, gave policy proposals of their own at the 24th Annual Student Research Conference on the Southeast Campus. These presentations are the product of their semester-long research on campus and in D.C.

The six group presentations are listed below.


• Building a Better Future: Topics in Education and Governance - Zoe Harper, Annie Henning, Emily Koballa, Paige Shoemaker, & D.J. White


• Business and Economic Factors that Shape the Future - Peter Jacobsen, Doug Halim, Kirk Comstock, Justin Robinson, & Kevin Marquez


• A Holistic Overview of Transnational Threats - Lydia Cameron, Tom DePriest, Shannon Kelley, Cassandra Mick, & Alexis Weisbrod


• Human Rights and Socioeconomic Implications in Developing Countries - David Heppe, Shelby Melton, Jennifer Joost, Cassandra Park, & Sean Thomas


• Technology: How Far is 'Too Far'? - Christina Thomas, Haley Bullock, Varun Sadaphal, Xueer Dongfang, & Katie Glover


• Climate Change, Energy, and Resource Scarcity - Megan Chisum, Colten Peterson, Rylyn Small, Kayla Uhles, & Brianna Voelker


The students also displayed poster-board exhibits of their work at the April 2016 Inauguration of President Vargas.


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