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Round Tables
Co-Chair Biographies:  SCUSA 68 Co-Chair Bios.pdfSCUSA 68 Co-Chair Bios.pdf
Student Round Table Papers: To Be Released
 
1.   Economic Development
 
Table Paper: "Does Democracy Matter for Economic Development?" FINAL_GO_Economic Development.pdfFINAL_GO_Economic Development.pdf
Table Questions and Recommended Reading: SCUSA Table Questions Economic Development.pdfSCUSA Table Questions Economic Development.pdf
Co-Chairs:  Prof. Darius Ornston & Mr. Colin Buckley
Table Location: TBD
Table Mentor: Mr. Wade Channell
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2.   Technology
 
Table Paper: "Dangerous Democracy: State Power and Internet Governance" FINAL_GO_Technology.pdfFINAL_GO_Technology.pdf
Table Questions and Recommended Reading: SCUSA Table Questions Technology.pdfSCUSA Table Questions Technology.pdf
Co-Chairs:  Prof. Chris Bronk & Prof. Paul Mihailides
Table Location: TBD
Table Mentor: Prof. Aaron Brantly
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3.   Security
 
Table Paper: "The Last Stage of Perfection: America's Politicized Officer Corps and Its Apolitical Ideal"FINAL_GO_Security.pdfFINAL_GO_Security.pdf
Table Questions and Recommended Reading: SCUSA Table Questions_Democracy_Security.pdfSCUSA Table Questions_Democracy_Security.pdf
Co-Chairs: Prof. Marybeth Ulrich & Prof. Takako Hikotani
Table Location: TBD
Table Mentor: MAJ Lukas Berg
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4.   Political Radicalism
 
Table Paper: "Political Radicalism: A Continuing Challenge to Democracy" FINAL_GO_Political Radicalism.pdfFINAL_GO_Political Radicalism.pdf
Table Questions and Recommended Reading:SCUSA Table Questions Political Radicalism.pdfSCUSA Table Questions Political Radicalism.pdf
Co-Chairs: Prof. Lionel Beehner & MAJ Christina Bembenek
Table Location: TBD
Table Mentor: CPT Liz Verardo
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5.   Ethno-Religious Conflict
 
Table Paper: "Democracy and Religious Conflict: Limits and Opportunities of American Civil Religion" FINAL_GO_EthnoReligious Conflict.pdfFINAL_GO_EthnoReligious Conflict.pdf
Table Questions and Recommended Reading: SCUSA Table Questions Ethno-Religious Conflict.pdfSCUSA Table Questions Ethno-Religious Conflict.pdf
Co-Chairs: Dr. Catherine Kelly & LTC Mark Lehenbauer
Table Location: TBD
Table Mentor: CPT(P) Brandon Colas
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6.   Democracy Promotion
 
Table Paper: "Social Media and Democracy Promotion: A Public Diplomacy Perspective"FINAL_GO_Democracy Promotion.pdfFINAL_GO_Democracy Promotion.pdf
Table Questions and Recommended Reading: SCUSA Table Questions Democracy Promotion.pdfSCUSA Table Questions Democracy Promotion.pdf
Co-Chairs: Dr. Lincoln Mitchell & Mr. Larry Garber
Table Location: TBD
Table Mentor: Mr. Keith Hughes
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7.   Democracy: Not the Only Game in Town
 
Table Paper: "The Authoritarian Comeback" FINAL_GO_Alternatives.pdfFINAL_GO_Alternatives.pdf
Table Questions and Recommended Reading: SCUSA Table Questions Democratic Alternatives.pdfSCUSA Table Questions Democratic Alternatives.pdf
Co-Chairs: Mr. Arch Puddington & Prof. Iona Emy Matesan
Table Location: TBD
Table Mentor: Mr. Arch Puddington
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8.   U.S. & Canada
  
Table Paper: To Be Released
Table Questions and Recommended Reading: SCUSA Table Questions North America.pdfSCUSA Table Questions North America.pdf
Co-Chairs:  Prof. Patrick Campbell & Dr. Jeffrey Sedgwick
Table Location: TBD
Table Mentor: Prof. Patrick Campbell
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9.   Latin America
 
Table Paper: "Challenges to Democracy in Latin America" FINAL_GO_Latin America.pdfFINAL_GO_Latin America.pdf
Table Questions and Recommended Reading: SCUSA Table Questions Latin America.pdfSCUSA Table Questions Latin America.pdf
Co-Chairs: Prof. Rebecca Root & Mr. Neil Levine
Table Location: TBD
Table Mentor: Prof. Rebecca Root
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10.   Europe
 
Table Paper: "Democratic Challenges of the European Union" FINAL_GO_Europe.pdfFINAL_GO_Europe.pdf
Table Questions and Recommended Reading: SCUSA Table Questions Europe.pdfSCUSA Table Questions Europe.pdf
Co-Chairs: Prof. Margaret Crosby-Arnold & Amb. Lawrence Butler
Table Location: TBD
Table Mentor: Dr. Evren Celik Wiltse
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11.   Russia & Post-Soviet Space
 
Table Paper: "Post-Soviet Russia: Democracy Out of Sight?" FINAL_GO_Russia.pdfFINAL_GO_Russia.pdf
Table Questions and Recommended Reading: SCUSA Table Questions Russia.pdfSCUSA Table Questions Russia.pdf
Co-Chairs: Prof. Stacy Closson & BG (Ret.) Peter Zwack
Table Location: TBD
Table Mentor: CPT(P) Isaac Wisniewski
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12.   Middle East
 
Table Paper: "Settling for Stability: America's Middle East Policy after the Arab Spring" FINAL_GO_Middle East.pdfFINAL_GO_Middle East.pdf
Table Questions and Recommended Reading: SCUSA Table Questions Middle East.pdfSCUSA Table Questions Middle East.pdf
Co-Chairs: Dr. Trevor Johnston & Mr. Michael Sims
Table Location: TBD
Table Mentor: MAJ Patrick Bell
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13.   Sub-Saharan Africa
 
Table Paper: "Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities"FINAL_GO_Africa.pdfFINAL_GO_Africa.pdf
Table Questions and Recommended Reading: SCUSA Table Questions Sub Saharan Africa.pdfSCUSA Table Questions Sub Saharan Africa.pdf
Co-Chairs: Prof. Ken Opalo & Prof. Laura Seay 
Table Location: TBD
Table Mentor: MAJ Brandon Parrish
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14.   East Asia
  
Table Paper: To Be Released
Table Questions and Recommended Reading: SCUSA Table Questions China East Asia.pdfSCUSA Table Questions China East Asia.pdf
Co-Chairs: Prof. Qin Gao & Mr. Lonnie Henley
Table Location: TBD
Table Mentor: CPT James Gorby
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15.   Iran, its Neighbors, and the U.S.
 
Table Paper: "Rouhani Might Be A Mullah, But He's Our Mullah: Supporting the Liberalization of Iran Through the Political Economy" FINAL_GO_Iran.pdf
Table Questions and Recommended Reading: SCUSA Table Questions Iran.pdfSCUSA Table Questions Iran.pdf
Co-Chairs: Mr. Matthew McInnis & Prof. Bill Raymond
Table Location: TBD
Table Mentor: CPT(P) Alex Deep
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Round Tables

Topical:

  • Economic Development
  • Technology
  • Security
  • Political Radicalism
  • Ethno-Religious Conflict
  • Democracy Promotion
  • Democracy: Not the Only Game in Town

Regional:

  • U.S. & Canada
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Russia & Post-Soviet Space
  • Middle East
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • East Asia
  •  Iran, its Neighbors, and the U.S.