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Awards

EU Program Best Senior Thesis Award

2013

Winner

Melissa Ding (WWS): "Exploring National Differences in the Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Unions across the European Union"

2012

Co-winners

Jeffrey Cole (Politics): "Pressure to Privatize: An Empirical Analysis into the Political and Economic Drivers of Privatization in Europe"

Angela Wu (WWS): "Ireland and Iceland: Financial Crisis Management In and Out of the European Union"

2011

Winner

Ledina Gocaj (WWS): "Bailing Out Europe: The Creation of the European Financial Stability Facility"

2010

Winner

Andrei Stetsenko (WWS): "Gazprom, the Kremlin, and the EU: Whither the "Energy Weapon"?"

2009

Co-winners

Ashley Alexander: "Bargaining Strength and Ratification Choice in the European Union Constitutional Treaty Process: An Intergovernmentalist Approach"

Alison Laporte-Oshiro: "Promoting Democracy in the Muslim World: The European Union in Turkey and Morocco."

EU Program Exploratory Research Fellowship

2011

Patricia Bandeira Vieira: The EU cohesion policy in Portugal

2010

Amanda Tuninetti: The future of NATO's strategic concept and its relations to ESDP

Ben Weisman:  The EU as a global actor in security and peace

2009

Amanda Tuninetti: The EU expansion in Turkey and the post-Soviet sphere

Joseph Vellone: The EU's Common Market organization for wine

This fellowship is designed for Juniors and Sophomores who are planning to do preliminary research on the European Union for their senior thesis this summer.