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Is access to health-care key to achieving national stability?

By • Apr 23rd, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello Everyone! My name is Jeff Rohde and I am a rising senior majoring in International Relations and minoring in Public Health. On campus, my life is overwhelmed by my two passions: my daily dose  of international relations (courtesy of the W&M International Relations Club and my required coursework) and public service (courtesy of the…
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What to take away?

By • Sep 28th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Through completing this research process, I not only learned a good deal about the existence of pre-modern Orientalism, but also about the nature of liberal arts research in general. Regarding my academic project, I discovered a lot about the historica…



Books + Animal Crackers with Nutella = Research PART DEUX!

By • Sep 28th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As I mentioned in part one of this post, there were religious and secular factors that contributed to the cultural division between the West and East. Now, I will recount the role that religion played in the separation of Europe from the Middle East. O…



Books + Animal Crackers with Nutella = Research PART DEUX!

By • Sep 28th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As I mentioned in part one of this post, there were religious and secular factors that contributed to the cultural division between the West and East. Now, I will recount the role that religion played in the separation of Europe from the Middle East. O…



Books + Animal Crackers with Nutella = Research…pt. 1

By • Sep 28th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Okay, so this may not be the best logic, but this is how my research was completed this summer. It is odd, however, that I have finally found the time [and the volition] to type my final blog posts after I presented my findings at the research symposiu…



Books + Animal Crackers with Nutella = Research…pt. 1

By • Sep 28th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Okay, so this may not be the best logic, but this is how my research was completed this summer. It is odd, however, that I have finally found the time [and the volition] to type my final blog posts after I presented my findings at the research symposiu…



A Hamster on a Wheel

By • Jul 21st, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

  Hello readers! After nearly three weeks of reading, researching, and much needed relaxing, I finally feel comfortable blogging about the work that I have been doing for my summer Monroe Project. I arrived at W&M early this July with a set to…



The Birth of the Middle East: Cultural Developments and Misperceptions between the European and Islamic Worlds of the 14th Century

By • Apr 27th, 2011 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey everyone! My name is Jeff Rohde and I am originally from just outside of  Baltimore, Maryland. I am in love with everything about William and Mary, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to conduct research here during the summer. I have met …