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2022 Capstone Presentations

2022 Middle East Studies Capstone Presentations


Join the second-year Middle East Studies M.A. students as they present their capstone research projects. This event will be held in-person at the Elliott School of International Affairs (1957 E ST NW, Washington, D.C. 20052) in Room 505.

10:00am – 11:00am

Edward Pechet: “The Wealth of Arab Nations.”

Adviser: Donald Losman

11:00am – 12:00pm

Thomas Cagle and Kimberly Dodt: “Out of the Oil and Into the Sun: Saudi Arabia, Economic Power, Religious Legitimacy, and how Saudi Vision 2030 Might Change Them All.”

Adviser: Emma Soubrier

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Emma Cahoon and Rachel Shafer: “Life Satisfaction Among Syrian Refugees in Jordan.”

Adviser: Fatima Haddji

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Christopher Aboukhaled: “The Issue of the Lebanese Identity: The Inability of the Lebanese People to Unite in the Face of Catastrophe and Instability.”

Adviser: Firas Maksad

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Shannon Brophy and Jillian McKissic: “Looking East: Likelihood of Iranian Proxy Strategy Employed in Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan.”

Adviser: Sina Azodi