Ivan Allen College Graduate Conference

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Ivan Allen College Graduate Conference  (open to the Georgia Tech community and the public)
Friday, 1/26/18
Room 102, Stephen C. Hall Building, 215 Bobby Dodd Way, Georgia Tech
More details here: IAC CRIDC Program Brochure

8:30 am: Breakfast
8:55am: Welcome: Christopher Zakroff, HSOC
9:00 – 9:50 am: Urban and Rural Infrastructure
Session Chair: Aditya Bhatambrekar (ECON)
Revathi Roopini Veriah (SPP): The Ery System: Conflict & Management of Common Property Resources in Tamil Nadu, India
Xincheng Shen (HSOC): Meandering Shortcut: Shanghai’s Slow Adoption of Water Closet in the 20th Century
10:00 – 10:40 am: Organizations, Communities, and Social Change
Session Chair:
Rebecca Watts Hull (HSOC): When one size does not fit all: Lessons from a comparative study of ‘Real Food’ campus campaigns
Supraja Sudharsan (Nunn): Transnational networks and urban climate governance
10:40 -11:35 am: Energy Technology and Policy
Session Chair: Rebecca Watts Hull (HSOC)
Ross Beppler (SPP): Identifying Barriers to the Deployment of Widespread Dynamic Electricity Pricing
Jenna McGrath (SPP): How Do Disruptions on the U.S. Electric Grid Influence Federal Funding?
Anthony Harding (ECON): Coordination through Cooperation: Climate Clubs with Solar Geoengineering
11:35 am – 12:20 pm: Lunch
12:20-1:05 pm: Transnational Cooperation and Conflict
Session Chair: Christopher Zakroff, HSOC
Suon Choi (Nunn): Mining Rhetoric of North Korea: Its Perception of the U.S.-R.O.K.
        Extended Deterrence
Plamen Mavrov (Nunn): A Survey of Past Challenges to the Transatlantic Partnership
Christopher Long (HSOC): Mirror over the Horizon: Hexagon and Institutional Realignment in Early US Space Espionage
1:10 – 2:10 pm: Technology and Culture
Session Chair: Brooke Bosley (DM/LMC)
Garrett Bunyak (HSOC): Fat Cats and Porky Pooches: ‘Pet Obesity,’ Moral Panic, and Multi-species Possibilities
Amanda Domingues (HSOC): Gender, race and science: the unsinkable drown proofed bodies
Alice Hong (HSOC): 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
Session Chair: TBA
Alaina Totten (ECON): The Impact of Displaced Persons on International Relations
Adriana Alvarado Garcia (DM/LMC): The Lack of Data on Human Rights Violations in Mexico
Firaz Peer (DM/LMC): Whose Context is it anyway? How Zillow’s algorithmic system conflicts with other operational contexts in the housing market
3:15 – 3:30 pm: Afternoon Break
3:30 – 4:40 pm: Innovation
Session Chair: Josh Fisher (DM/LMC)
Jon Schmid (Nunn): Do External Threats Drive Military Technology Innovation? Empirical Evidence in the Affirmative
Seok Beom Kwon (SPP): Impact of patent ownership transfer patent holdup risk and innovation of firms
Seokkyun Woo (SPP): The Role of Curiosity in Science: Evidences from Ig Nobel Prizes
Alice Clifton (HSOC): Front-Line Fowl: Messenger Pigeons as Communications Technology in the U.S. Army
4:40 – 5:30pm: Reception in Old CE Graduate Student Lounge