Gwenyth Szabo, Olson Scholar

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Portfolio Post #4: Abstract

The international community struggles to find a solution for Syrian refugee sharing. European leaders and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are using burden-sharing discourse to address the situation, and while they appear to be characterizing Syrian refugees, they, in reality, are constructing… Continue Reading →

Mentorship Post #5

On February 16, 2018, I met with the International Studies research librarian Clement Ho for thirty minutes, seeking guidance on how I can maximize my database searches. I explained how I was researching burden-sharing discourse among European Union countries, surrounding… Continue Reading →

Mentorship Post #4

I had a biweekly meeting with my mentor on February 14, 2018 for thirty minutes, and we discussed the approaches for starting the methodology section of my research. Dr. Shinko’s first recommendation was to research discourse analyses to understand various… Continue Reading →

Portfolio Post #3

Gorski introduces the idea of ethical naturalism, that human beings flourish under certain conditions. (1). Science can help humans live well but not without the helps of morals, and there are some political and moral questions that cannot be answered… Continue Reading →

Portfolio Post #2

Plato argues that, in a democracy, both good and bad pleasures are equal and therefore indulged equally. There is an “absence of compulsion to rule the city,” and it is considered the “fairest regime” (1). Because everyone in the democratic… Continue Reading →

Mentorship Post #3

I met with my mentor on February 1, 2018 for thirty minutes to discuss the feedback I received during a collective advising session in class. A panel of professors from the School of International Service heard me present my research… Continue Reading →

Portfolio Post #1

A wide variety of experiences and travelling have motivated me to pursue my research on the Refugee Crisis. Last summer, because of my interest in immigration affairs, I travelled to the USA-Mexico border to study the Trump administration’s effect on… Continue Reading →

Mentorship Post #2

On January 19, 2018, I met with Professor Fields to discuss my course of action for this semester. I spoke with her about my confusion with my Literature Review, and she helped me understand that not only do I have… Continue Reading →

Mentorship Post #1

I met with my mentor on January 17, 2018 for thirty minutes to discuss the research I conducted over break and how to proceed for this semester. Over Winter Break, I did research to add to my literature review, but… Continue Reading →

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