Outstanding Student Work

Students at PSIA are given the opportunity to write a Master's thesis during their third semester, in lieu of an internship. This is a selective track, with only the strongest students with clear research proposals approved. Every year, a selection of the most outstanding Master's theses are published here in order to showcase these bright and promising students.

For current students interested in pursuing the Master's thesis track, please see here for further details on the process. 

 

Selected Master's Thesis

Sarah VOSE, Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, concentrations "Emerging Economies" and "Middle Eastern Studies". Supervised by Stéphane Lacroix. Grade: 18/20.

(En)gendering the Church of Isam: Gender, Citizenship and Religiosity in the Post-revolutionary Egyptian State

 

Alexander STEPANOV, Master in Interntional Economic Policy, concentrations "Emerging Economies" and "Russian Studies". Supervised by Jérôme Sgard. Grade: 18/20.

"R&D system, the Exporting Sector and Economic Catch-Up"

 

Kathinka EVERTSEN , Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, concentrations"Environment" and "South and Central Asian Studies". Supervised by François Gemenne. Grade: 18/20.

"I lifted an anchor by coming here" - An analysis of how gender influences perceived options for
adaptive migration in a Bangladeshi community

 

Fabian WEBER , Master in International Energy, concentrations "Environment" and "International Energy". Supervised by Giacomo Luciani. Grade: 17/20.

"Rethinking the Asian Marker Debate"

 

Maurice DUNAISKI , Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, concentrations “African Studies” and “Methods”. Supervised by Bruno Cautres. Grade: 19/20.

"Institutions and Electoral Violence"

 

Mariam ABAZERI, Master in Environmental Policy, concentrations "Global Health" and "South and Central Asian Studies". Supervised by Charlotte Halpern. Grade: 16/20.

"Rethinking Waste in India, Innovative Initiatives in Waste Management"

 

Roxana BALDRICH, Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, concentration "Latin American Studies". Supervised by Hélène Combes. Grade: 18/20.

"Taking the Law Into Our Own Hands - Female Vigilantism in India & Mexico"

 

Tore HAMMING, Master in International Security, concentrations "African Studies" and "Middle East Studies". Supervised by Stéphane Lacroix. Grade : 19/20.

"Diffusion of Islamic Discourse : Saudi and Iranian Influence in Lagos and Cape Town"

 

Bethany KIRKPATRICK, Master in Interntional Economic Policy, concentrations "Global Economic Policy" and "International Energy". Supervised by Emeric Henry. Grade: 18/20.

"The Impact of Legal Mechanisms on Cooperation in Infinitely Repeated Games: an Experimental Approach"

 

Marina LOU, Master in Environmental Policy, concentrations "International Energy" and "Chinese & East Asia Studies". Supervised by Stéphanie Balme. Grade: 16/20.

"Is the North-South Diversion Project Justified? An investigation into the limitations and possibilities for water management in Northern China"

 

Ingrid MURO, Master in International Security, concentrations "Methods" and "Latin American Studies". Supervised by David Recondo. Grade: 18/20.

"The Community Police and the Community Guards in Mexico. A study of the emergence of the community police, the self-defense squads and the community guards in the states of Michoacan and Guerrero"

 

Elisabetta PIETROSTEFANI, Master in International Development, concentrations "Project Managment" and "Middle East Studies". Supervised by Vincent Geronimi. Grade : 19/20.

"Valuating Urban Heritage in a Development Perspective. The Roles of Designation and Appropriate for Heritage Policy Design in Lebanon"

 

Benedetta ROMAGNOLI, Master in International Public Managment, concentrations "International Energy" and "European Studies. Supervised by Richard Balme. Grade: 18/20.

"European External Audiovisual Policy 2005-2013 - Explaining Interaction Dynamics Between the Commission and Member States"

 

Kai Simon YUEN, Master in International Energy, concentrations "Environment" and "China & East Asia Studies". Supervised by Giacomo Luciani. Grade : 18/20.

"An Analysis of Renewable Energy Prices in the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program"


Daniel ZAVALA, Master in Interntional Economic Policy, concentrations "Emerging Economies" and "Latin American Studies". Supervised by Jérôme Sgard. Grade: 19/20.

"Economie politique de la réforme du secteur de la santé au Costa Rica"

 

Other examples of excellent work, produced in the context of courses taught at PSIA

Christelle COMAIR, Marie GABET, Pauline VIDAL, "L'Union Méditerranée et la question de l'eau". Travail collaboratif rendu dans le cadre du cours d'Alredo BENITES: Management d'un projet de coopération internationale.

Katerina MANSOUR and Laura RICHES, "Peace versus Justice: A False Dichotomy" in the course given by Alvaro de Soto on Contemporary Issues in Conflict Resolution (Spring 2017)