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Program in International Studies
Physical Address:
Admin. Bldg. #338
PHONE: (208) 885-6527
FAX: (208) 885-9464

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Program in International Studies
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Moscow, ID 83844-3177


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Martin Journal

The Journal of the Martin Institute | International Studies began in 2009 as a venue to feature top student research within the Martin Institute. Students in the Martin Academy and Martin Scholars programs and the International Studies Capstone Course who produced particularly noteworthy research were invited to submit their papers to a team of student co-editors, Alexis Olson and Chad Mann, who evaluated the submissions and selected the best for publication.

Future volumes will include one to two issues annually, one featuring articles written exclusively by students in International Studies, and the other comprised of articles written by students elsewhere on campus. The Martin Institute | Program in International Studies publishes both a print and on-line version of the journal.

Current Issue

Volume 6, December 2014

Co-editors: Hannah J. Sandoval and Mariela G. Vazquez

Articles in this volume:

  • China’s Silk Road Revival: Managing the Restive West (Ana Read)
  • Global Decriminalization of and Tolerance for Homosexuality (Jim Martinez)
  • Balancing Protected Area Management and Indigenous Rights in Latin America (Jamil Sepulveda)
  • Overcoming Legal and Political Impediments of Freedom of Speech in Europe (Tyler Smotherman)
  • Albinism in East Africa: Ending Discrimination through an Analysis of Traditional Witchcraft Practices (Lindsay Short)
  • The Looming Threat of an Avian Influenza Pandemic from China (Ketura Meyer)
  • Healing Medical Tourism for the Benefit of All between the U.S. and Latin America (Hannah Davis)
  • Making the BRICS Development Bank Functional (Daniel McCarthy)
  • Economic Dependence on Eucalyptus, an Invasive Species in Africa (Molly Orr)