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ItemFor The Hearts And Minds Of Suomi: Usia Museum Exhibitions In Finland 1955-1970(2017) Seppala, Ian K.; Terry, David T.; History and Geography; Master of ArtsThis Thesis is a history of exhibitions sent to Finland by the United States Government (more specifically the United States Information Agency) as a program of public diplomacy from 1950 to 1970. Historical context will be provided along with an introduction to the USIA. A definition of Public Diplomacy will also be provided. This paper will not include World Fairs, as a great deal of scholarship has been done on that subject and is fundamentally different than exhibitions sent to one nation. Exhibition theory will be used to study individual exhibitions that went to Finland. This Thesis is unique in its subject along with its lens that combines history, political science, and exhibition theory. It is also important due to the current heightened focus in public diplomacy scholarship, and can also be considered in that broad category. This Thesis uses primary sources from the USIA found at the National Archives, College Park Maryland. The secondary sources are books and articles from academic journals, mostly from the fields of History, Political Science, and Museum Studies. USIA sponsored museum exhibitions (1955-1970) were able to use museum theory to influence the opinion of the Finnish public without drawing negative Soviet action. ItemGoucher College Journal of International Relations, Vol 1(2022-05) Garrett, Hannah; Howard, Jibril; Nguyen, Uyen; Sam, Nadean; Smith, Chad; Suarez, Sal; Singer, Eric; International Relations; Bachelor's DegreeThe following collection of op-eds is a production of the Spring 2022 Capstone Class in International Relations. The collection is subdivided into three sections: The Scope International Institutions: Progressive or Problematic?, The Nationalist Problematique, and Great Powers, World Order, and the Future of Liberal Internationalism, which address pressing topics about the future of global conflict and prospects for peace. All essays were written under supervision from Dr. Eric Singer, Professor of Political Science and International Relations. We hope you enjoy our work. ItemHIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: A human rights perspective.(2005-08-09) Shabiolegbe, Olubunmi; Master of Arts Item"I Loved War Too Much": The Peace of Westphalia's Attempt at Pragmatic International Relations(2018) Morton, George; HistoryIn 1648, the Thirty Years War ended and brought about multiple treaties that culminated in the Peace of Westphalia. The Peace of Westphalia ended war with religious intent, and solidified the Germanic Estates pursuit of sovereignty in Europe. The overarching themes of the Treaty held significance but the Treaty itself held more significance than grandiose ideals. The Articles and the precedent set by the plenipotentiaries of the Peace described international relations for Europe. The leaders of the Peace talks understood the conditions of European politics and the war that ravaged the continent. Europe, created in 1648, aspired not only to function under war, but also to prosper in these conditions. The Treaty of Westphalia reconstructed European relations economically and politically. The Peace affected Europe drastically and set precedent for future peace agreements. Following the Treaty of Westphalia, Europe designed to handle war, a Europe designed to function in war, a Europe designed for war. The Peace of Westphalia finally ended religious control over international relations and created a new diplomatic framework for Europe. ItemNAFTA: An analysis of North America's Free Trade accord and its impact on illicit border activities.(2006-09-28) Munroe, Alison Leona; Kwarteng, Charles; Master of Arts ItemNorth–South relations and human rights(2015) Keethaponcalan, Soosaipillai IThere are apparent differences between the developed North and the economically weak South. The relations between the North and South are marked by dichotomies and in order to deal with the challenges posed by the South, the North choses control and cooperation. The North uses several instruments including economic assistance to achieve its objectives. One of the new tools that is increasingly taken advantage of is human rights. Although there exists a genuine concern about human rights standards in the South, action on these issues almost always depends on national interest of the states in the North. This paradigm is proved true by the present human rights campaign the United States is undertaking against Sri Lanka in the United Nations Human Rights Council. The US and its Western allies believe that serious human rights violations have been committed during the last phase of the war in Sri Lanka. Promoting accountability and insisting on an international investigation, the US has successfully presented three resolutions on Sri Lanka since 2012. This paper argues that the US action is motivated primarily by its national interest. At the secondary level the US is interested in curtailing what is called the Sri Lanka model of conflict resolution and promoting reconciliation. ItemThe Past and Present Friends of the United States in the Middle East: Iran and Saudi Arabia(2018) Bierly, Katherine; International StudiesDifferent events, such as the Oil Crisis and the Iranian Revolution in the 1970s, influence the economic policy of the United States in the Middle East. As a result, Saudi Arabia has gained an advantage of having a closer relationship with the United States, and Iran's relationship with the United States deteriorated. The military policy is also more favorable toward Saudi Arabia than Iran. The last forty years changed the United States' interests in Iran and Saudi Arabia. The United States interest in the Middle East is as relevant today as it was at the beginning of the relationship with the two countries. Maintaining stability in the region has been a constant desire for the United States throughout the centuries. Maintaining stability in the region has been a constant desire for the United States throughout the decades. There are concerns the United States has with each country. With Iran the United States is concerned with their nuclear capabilities and with Saudi Arabia their oil. This thesis will demonstrate the different foreign policies the United States has with Iran and Saudi Arabia and how the policies influence the favoring of Saudi Arabia instead of Iran. ItemRussia and NATO expansion: An analysis of Russia's threat perceptions of NATO expansion.(2007-08-09) Afedo, Collins Rawlings; Metaferia, Getachew; Master of Arts ItemThe role of an American nongovernmental organization (NGO) in promoting democracy in Ghana: 1992-2000.(2005-04-06) Ibrahim, Abdallah; Hilaire, Max; Master of Arts ItemThe Western Hemisphere's Pandora's Box: How Race, Communism, And The Roman Catholic Church Influenced U.S. Foreign Diplomacy With Duvalier's Haiti, 1969-1971(2011) Williams, Wanda Tenise; Phillips, Glenn O.; History and Geography; Master of Arts