Further Undergraduate Research Projects in Government
Professor T. J. Cheng and Daniel Maliniak co-authored a paper on "Resisting U.S. Pressure: Changes and Continuity of China’s Exchange Rate Policy." This paper contends that China’s astute deployment of trade benefits to key players in the US and China’s ability to frame the issue in neo-liberal terms neutralized exchange rate policy hawks in the U.S. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association annual convention in Chicago in April 2007, this paper is currently under revision for possible publication. In Fall, 2007, Melissa Wilkes, Class of 2007, is working with Professor Cheng on a project exploring why some countries protect international property rights and others do not.
Professor George Grayson published "October 15 Tabasco Gubernatorial Race Ripe With National Significance" (PDF) in 2006 with undergraduate Emily Unverzagt. It appeared in a series put out by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.
Professor Christine Nemacheck worked with four undergraduates on a project funded through the Charles Center's Mellon Fellowships--Meghan Shapiro and Craig Maxey, Fall 2005, and James Evans and Adam Reeves, Spring 2007. Each team undertook a semester long examination of topics for her Civil Rights and Civil Liberties courses (Govt. 373). The Mellon Fellows were responsible for leading about 20 students in researching a case then before the US Supreme Court. Afterward, they participated in a simulation, playing the role of attorneys or justices in Supreme Court oral arguments. The Mellon Fellows were responsible for prepping the students for the arguments and assisting in their research. The project culminated in the oral arguments held in the McGlothlin Courtroom in the School of Law.