The Eastern Scholar

Honors Thesis
May 9, 2009, 12:02 am
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I will be writing a senior honors thesis this upcoming year and Professor Paula Pickering will be my advisor.  I will be researching the effect of power-sharing agreements, implemented by international actors in the post-conflict countries of Lebanon and Bosnia-Herzegovina, on reconciling ethnic and religious differences, in comparison to those suggested, or implemented, by domestic actors.

I traveled to Alexandria, Egypt this past winter to gather governmental and historical documents from the UN Depository Collection in the Alexandria Library about Lebanon’s political evolution.  This summer I traveled to Zagreb, Croatia and Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina to do similar document gathering regarding Bosnia-Herzegovina, in addition to conducting interviews with governmental and aid agencies, both domestic and international, regarding the political reform process.

I will be using this page to post “additional information” (i.e. to post helpful background informational links or relevant current events/news article).

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  1. This is the link for the donation website for my honors thesis. Additionally, it has the title and abstract of my thesis, for more information.
  2. Here is a link to an article from The Kosovo Times about Kosovo’s role in the Muslim world.
  3. This is the link to the International Crisis Group’s report on the situation in Mostar, BiH.  One of the most “divided” cities, between Croats and Bosniaks, in BiH, this report doesn’t hide its attempt at constructive criticism.
  4. Here is my Honors Colloquium Presentation.  Useful resource regarding explaining what consociationalism is, and my approach and methodology in pursuing my hypothesis.

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