Past Presidential International Scholars

Researching public health, traditional medicine and community empowerment in Ecuador. He will travel to Kenya in January.
Researched the integration of traditional medicine with the biomedical approach to treating mental health in India.
Western aid in Middle Eastern countries.
Traveled throughout Latin America studying the role of art in women’s rights movements.
Investigation into the role of languages in social movements.
2016-17 | PUNAM MULJI ’17
Compared rural women’s access to health care in patriarchal communities with health care access for women in egalitarian societies.
2015-16 | PHIFER NICHOLSON ’16
Inter-faith relationships: seeking peace in difference.
2014-15 | LINDSEY PERRET ’15
Women as agents of change in Latin America.
2013-14 | LAURA KATE GAMBLE ’14
Models of change in the developing world.
2012-13 | DAVID MOORE ’13
Aspects of renewable energy development in South America.
2012-13 | CHRIS BOUREAN ’13
The role of NGOs and delivering sustainable change, particularly in health care settings.
2012-13 | BRIAN MCCRACKEN ’13
Beyond the Ibrahim Index: African political agency at the grassroots.
2011-12 | AMY POWERS ’13
Explored the intersection of art and children’s rights movement.
2010-11 | TYLER SWAIN ’12
Explored people’s values based on how they spend their disposable income.
2009-10 | REGINA FULLER ’11
Explored the African diaspora.
2008-09 | JONATHAN HUFFORD ’10
The confluence of Western biologic medicine with methods used around the world to alleviate suffering (natural medicine, herbalist medicine, faith healing, acupuncture, etc).
2007-08 | VANESSA LAUBER ’09
Community-based initiatives linking environmental conservation and management with cultural preservation.
2006-07 | ELISE BOOS ’08
The correlation of community ownership and project sustainability in matters of medicine and social projects.
2006-07 | IVY FARR ’08
Opinions of the United States and how our government and our people are perceived and portrayed in other countries, focusing on the media portrayal of Americans.
2005-06 | NEILL SANDIFER ’07
Islamic roots of democratic pluralism.
2004-05 | THOMAS PIERCE ’06
Redefining the way we conceive of community.
2003-04 | ALLYN STEELE ’05
Conflict and water resource management.
2002-03 | DAWNA QUICK ’04
Labor, wages and how the concept of “human development” affects opportunities to rise above poverty in developing countries around the world.
2001-02 | ALLYSON GIBSON ’03
Music around the world.
2000-01 | KRISTOFER NEELY ’02
Water and the spirit.
1999-2000 | KATHRYN KANE ’01
The role of women in the economy.
1998-99 | SCOTT NEELY ’00
“Living Virtue,” an experiential study of individuals who have committed their lives in service to others.
1997-98 | SCOTT TALLEY ’99
Comparative study of primary and secondary educational systems.
Volunteerism and human services in the developing world.
Christian missions in lesser-developed nations.
1994-95 | WILLIAM KING JR. ’95
Open markets as self-adapted systems.
1993-94 | DWAIN PRUITT ’95
Historic preservation in the developing world.
1992-93 | ANDREW GREEN ’94
Creativity and cultural change.
1991-92 | DAVID BRESENHAM ’93
Urbanization in the developing world.
1990-91 | ERIC IRELAND ’92
The effect of religion on development in the developing world.
1989-90 | JOSEPH DAVIDSON ’91
Entrepreneurship and economic development in the developing world.
1988-89 | INGRID HUTTO ’90
Comparative student and higher education systems in the developing world.
1987-88 | FURMAN BUCHANAN ’89
Study of wealth distribution in former British colonies.
1986-87 | BENJAMIN HILL ’89
Immunology programs in the developing world.
1985-86 | COLLIER SLADE ’87
Global deforestation.