The Political Science Department at UW Seattle sent two undergraduates to a conference on EU politics at Scripps College - Claremont last month. One of them, Austin Hudgens, was given special recognition for his research paper and will be published in their annual journal. From Austin,
In early April of this year I attended the 16th annual Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union, to present my paper, The Quiet Rise of the Far-Left. My research focused on the rise of far left parties across the EU and the decline of Social Democratic parties and its implications. During the conference I sat on a three-person panel which discussed populism and extremism across Europe. We spent an hour and a half discussing our papers and fielding questions from the audience as well as our moderator, Professor Hans Rindisbacher, who had read and reviewed our papers prior to the conference. The conference was not only a great opportunity to hone my public speaking skills, it also provided an amazing opportunity to network with fellow students across the US who are interested in European affairs. Upon completion of the conference, my paper was selected to be a part of this year’s Claremont Conference Research Journal, and will be published along with 9 other papers in September 2018. I am very thankful to the Political Science Department at UW for awarding me the funds to travel to this conference, as well as the staff and faculty at the Claremont Colleges for putting on an amazing conference.
Please click here for Austin's paper, The Quiet Rise of the Far-Left
and here for the Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union