Ivan Allen College Graduate Student Paper Conference, in association with CRIDC

Graduate students in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech will present papers based on their research. The conference is open to the campus community and the public.

Tentative schedule IAC Graduate Conference

8:30-9:00 am: Breakfast

9:00 -9:50am:  Urban and Rural Infrastructure

Revathi Roopini Veriah (Public Policy), “The Ery System: Conflict & Management of Common Property Resources in Tamil Nadu, India”

Chris Blackburn (Economics), “Organizational Learning and Experimentation: Evidence from Green Building Pilot Projects”

Xincheng Shen (History and Sociology), “Meandering Shortcut: Shanghai's Slow Adoption of Water Closet in the 20th century”

10:00 - 10:40am: Organizations, Communities, and Social Change

Rebecca Watts Hull (History and Sociology), “When one size does not fit all: Lessons from a comparative study of ‘Real Food’ campus campaigns”

Supraja Sudharsan (Nunn School of International Affairs), “Transnational networks and urban climate governance”

10:45-11:35am: Energy Technology and Policy

Ross Beppler (Public Policy), “Identifying Barriers to the Deployment of Widespread Dynamic Electricity Pricing”

Jenna McGrath (Public Policy), “How Do Disruptions on the U.S. Electric Grid Influence Federal Funding?”

Anthony Harding (Economics), “Coordination through Cooperation: Climate Clubs with Solar Geoengineering”

11:35am-12:20 pm: Lunch served

12:20 pm-1:05: Transnational Cooperation and Conflict

Suon Choi (Nunn School of International Affairs), “North Korea’s Perceptions of US-ROK Extended Deterrence”

Plamen Mavrov (Nunn School of International Affairs), “A Survey of Past Challenges to the Transatlantic Partnership”

Christopher Long (History and Sociology), “Mirror over the Horizon: Hexagon and Institutional Realignment in Early US Space Espionage”

1:10-2:10pm--Technology and Culture

Renee Shelby (History and Sociology), “Biocitizenship, Race, and the Rape Kit”

Garrett Bunyak (History and Sociology), “Fat Cats and Porky Pooches: ‘Pet Obesity,’ Moral Panic, and Multi-species Possibilities”

Amanda Domingues (History and Sociology), “Gender, race and science: the unsinkable drownproofed bodies”

Alice Hong (History and Sociology), “A Grave Danger: Sanitary Arguments for Cremation in the United States at the Turn of the 20th Century”

2:15- 3:15 pm: Research and Data

Elie Sung (Public Policy), “Complementarity between open innovation and public support on SME innovation”

Alaina Totten (Economics), “The Impact of Displaced Persons on International Relations”

Adriana Alvarado Garcia (Digital Media/LMC), “The Lack of Data on Human Rights Violations in Mexico”

Firaz Peer (Digital Media/LMC), “Whose Context is it anyway? How Zillow’s algorithmic system conflicts with other operational contexts in the housing market”

Afternoon Break

3:30-4:30 Innovation

Jon Schmid (Nunn School of International Affairs), “Do External Threats Drive Military Technology Innovation? Empirical Evidence in the Affirmative"

Seok Beom Kwon (Public Policy), “Impact of patent ownership transfer patent holdup risk and innovation of firms”

Seokkyun Woo (Public Policy), “The Role of Curiosity in Science: Evidences from Ig Nobel Prizes”

Alice Clifton (Public Policy), “Front-Line Fowl: Messenger Pigeons as Communications Technology in the U.S. Army”

4:30-5:30pm—Reception in Old CE Graduate Student Lounge

Event Details


  • Friday, January 26, 2018
Location: Room 102, Stephen C. Hall Building, 215 Bobby Dodd Way, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

For More Information Contact

RSVP to Adriana Alvarado Garcia <adriana.ag@gatech.edu>

For more information, contact Carol Colatrella <carol.colatrella@lmc.gatech.edu>