Carnegie Mellon University

All Accelerated Master of Science in International Relations and Politics (IRP/AMP) students must complete a graduate-level thesis in the fifth year.

M.S. International Relations and Politics

Spring 2019 Graduates

Student Name Thesis Topic Thesis Advisor
Ian Asenjo Reflections of Resistance: A Generational Comparison of the Sikh Diaspora Dan Silverman
Kellen Carleton Private Sector Compliance with Federal Cybersecurity Requirements Molly Dunigan
Michael Gormley Originalism: A Critical Analysis Geoff McGovern
Raaga Kalva Diversionary War by Tweet? An Analysis of Domestic Pressure and Foreign Policy Belligerence in the Trump Era Dan Silverman
Jacqueline Puschmann Like Father, Unlike Son: The Effects of Political Dynasties on Governance Ignacio Arana
Colin Tait The Transnational Diffusion of Peace Ignacio Arana

Spring 2018 Graduates

Student Name Thesis Topic Thesis Advisor
Borge Feliz Consequences of State Support for Non- State Armed Groups (NAGs) in Strategic Rivalries Molly Dunigan
Alex Lin Russia, Cyberspace, and Organized Crime Colin Clarke
Alexandra Pasch U.S. Secret Courts: A Primer on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts Geoff McGovern
Rahmon Ross Effects of Institutional Change on the Prevention of Terrorist Attacks following large scale terror events Colin Clarke
Susanna Seltzer Liberty and Safety: A Quantitative Analysis of Civil Liberties and Terror in the West Gio Altamirano Rayo
Rob Stephens A Loose Pack: Profiles of Lone Wolf Terrorists in the U.S. Daniel Silverman