On November 8-10, 2013, Professor Diven attended the Midwest Conference of the International Studies Association in St. Louis, with two senior International Relations majors from GVSU. Karissa Kresge (picture left in the photo), presented a paper entitled, “The Effects of Organized Crime on the Economy in Eastern Europe: Case Studies of Ukraine and Moldova.” Colette Robinson presented her research, “Political Corruption and Its Effect on the Economy: Case Study and Analysis of Nigeria.” Professor Diven participated in a Roundtable on Women’s Professional Development Issues, and gave a research talk on the topic, “Crawling Out of “the Ghetto”: Explaining Continued Underrepresentation of Women in Power.”
Would you like to present a research paper at a conference? Be sure to ask your academic advisor or the professor of the course for which you wrote the research paper. Presenting at conferences, even those at GVSU such as Student Scholars Day, look great on your resume and give you valuable research and presentation experience.