Current Students

2019-2020 Year:

Nicholas Albano – Second Year

Education:

B.A. BYU-Idaho

Interests:

Languages:

English

Alexander Baker – Second Year

Education:

B.A. Political Science & International Studies, University of Kentucky

Interests:

Democracy Assistance, Populism in Europe, and Media Development

Languages:

English, Spanish, German

Maeve Edwards – Second Year

Education:

B.A. Political Science, Minor in Economics, Mary Baldwin University

Interests:

Authority, Government, and Political Economy

Languages:

English

Marianna Jardim – Second Year

Education:

Interests:

B.A. Social Communications — Journalism and Minor in International Politics, PUC-Rio

Electoral Systems, Democratization, Comparative Politics

Languages:

English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, German

Augusto Ceasar Pedro Jo – Second Year

Education:

B.A. Philosophy at Arrupe Jesuit School of Philosophy and Humanities – Harare
B.A. Theology at Institut de Théologie de la Compagnie de Jésus ITCJ – Abidjan

Interests:

African Politics and Governance

Languages:

Portuguese, French, English

Ruby Karki – Second Year

Education:

B.A. Farleigh Dickinson University

Interests:

Civil Society engagement, Political Theory, Development, and the Philosophy of Classical Antiquity. 

Languages:

English, Nepali, Hindi

Joe Laposata – Second Year

Education:

B.A. Government, Minors in Theology and Performing Arts, Georgetown University

Interests:

Electoral Fairness, Voting Systems, Democratic Backsliding

Languages:

English, Latin

Bowen Qi – Second Year 

Education:

B.A. Political Science, University of California Irvine

Interests:

State Failure, Post conflict peace building, Rise of Populism & Populist constitutional reform

Languages:

English, Chinese

Michael Bongani Reinders- Second Year

Education:

B.A. Law, University of Pretoria, L.L.B. Honours in Political Science, University of Pretoria

L.L.M., University of Pretoria

Interests:

Southern African politics, Education policy Reformation, Social justice advocacy, Decolonization

Languages:

English, Afrikaans

William Ritchey – Second Year

Education:

B.A. Political Science & International Affairs, Minor in History, Certificate in LGBT and Gender Studies, Northern Illinois University

Interests:

Conflict and Democracy Relationship, Ethnic Conflict and Peace, Democratic Backsliding, Nonviolent Movements, Peacebuilding

Languages:

English, German

Isabella Wilkinson – Second Year

Education:

BSc International Relations & History with Mandarin Chinese, London School of Economics

Interests:

Local Governance, Political Development & State-Building

Languages:

English, French, Mandarin Chinese

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