The mission of the International Political Economy Program is to prepare students to be global citizens and future leaders in business, public service, and civil society. The IPE Program promotes an interdisciplinary understanding and appreciation of global problems and challenges students to achieve both breadth and depth of understanding about the interdependent world in which they live.

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Theses from 2014

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The persistence of the drug trade in Colombia: The political, social, and economic dimensions of new illicit business paradigms in Colombia, Tess Davis

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Limited Trade and the CITES Ivory Trade Ban: Sustainable Use As a Viable Means of Conservation, Nina Forbes

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Compatibility Between Business and the Environment: Examples from a case study of Patagonia, Ellesha Gasperini

Theses from 2013

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Cause-Related Marketing: A Fantastic Fundraising Tool or a Corrupter of Philanthropy?, Taylor Beard

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Imperfect Yet Indispensible Financial Integration, Jacob R. Snider B.A.

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The Impact of Authoritarian Rule on the Success of Global City Branding Efforts: Dubai, Singapore, and Mumbai, Abigail Struxness

Theses from 2012

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Power in Networks: Considering Castells’ Network Society in Egypt’s January 25th Movement and America’s Occupy Wall Street Movement, Marina Balleria

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Reinterpreting Nuclear Consequences: Realism, Constructivism, and the Iranian Crisis, Harrison Diamond

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Un-Obtainium: The Quest for Rare Earth Elements, Brahm Heyman

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Public and Private Firms in Natural Resource Industry: Comparing the Development of the Lithium Industry in South America, Mike Knape

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Globalization, Health and the Nutrition Transition: How Global TNCs are Changing Local Food Consumption Patterns, Morgan McCloskey

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China to the Rescue? The Implications of China’s Engagement with Resource-Rich Countries, Sean Rice