Global Studies Program Presented in Sheridan

Three students from the University of Wyoming's Department of Global and Area Studies Program will present results of their fieldwork next month in Sheridan.

The presentation will be given on the night of Thursday, May 15, at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. The program will begin at 5:30, and is free and open to the public.

The information's coming from the university. Promoters of the program say the students will be discussing their independent research conducted abroad last summer as part of the “What in the World?” program. The program highlights the varied fieldwork that university master’s degree students from the Department of Global and Area Studies Program completed for their master's thesis projects.

Jean Garrison is the program director. She says the projects highlight the type of “exciting and innovative” projects the international studies students complete for their degrees. She called the program “cutting-edge work” that shapes their education.

Topics to be covered will be: the background reasons and incentives that contributed to the 2008 Russian-Georgian War in Tbilisa, Georgia; the growing oil industry in Ghana; and the commercialization of home-stays in the Himalayan Region of Nepal.

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