#22: Afghanistan and the Taliban with Ethan Sandweiss ’19, History

Our host, Amelie Andreas ’24, speaks with Ethan Sandweiss ’19 about his thesis on Afghanistan entitled “Highway to Hell: Afghanistan, America, and the Fragmented State.” Since this episode concerned recent events, this interview focuses a little more on the content of the thesis, and a little less on the experience of writing the thesis, than our interviews usually do. It is also a little bit longer than most episodes.

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#11: Microfinance in Mexico with Alyse Cronk ’20, Economics

Alyse entered Reed with an interest in microfinance and connections in Mexico, so spending a year examining microloans and their outcomes for people in Mexico made sense for her. Listen to Alyse as she talks about the thesis she wrote as part of her bachelor’s degree in Economics.

Reed community members can read Alyse’s thesis online in the Electronic Theses Archive.

#4: China’s New Silk Road with Soha Ahmed ’20, Economics

Is history repeating itself? Today we will hear from Soha on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (which is often described as the 21st century silk road), and its effect on foreign investment in sub-saharan Africa.

Reed community members can read Soha’s thesis online in the Electronic Theses Archive.

#1: Land Pricing in Portland with Ryan Kobler ’20, Econ/Math

You don’t have to look beyond Portland to see the topic of this thesis. Today we will be hearing from Economics/Mathematics Reed graduate, Ryan Kobler ’20, about her thesis on land pricing in Portland.

Reed community members can read Ryan’s thesis online in the Electronic Theses Archive.