MAILED: April 19, 2000
The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies awarded a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student "Best Research Paper" at its annual student conference April 7.
Senior James Hanke, Cadott, won the award for his paper titled "The Russian Media and the Transition to Democracy."
Senior Zarko Arsov, Israel, presented his paper titled "Kosovo's Final Status: Framework for Regional Stability or Chaos" at the conference.
Wisconsin students from other member campuses entered in the competition approximately 30 research papers, speeches and creative art pieces. The theme of this year's conference was "Creating a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence."
Students interested in attending the conference next spring may use a paper developed for one of their classes as the foundation of the entered paper. Students may earn one credit through the political science "Directed Studies" by presenting a paper at the conference. Cash prizes are awarded to winners in all categories.
Contact political science department chair Dr. Leonard Gambrell, (715) 836-2092, for more information on the conference and paper development.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 1, 2000