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Student Voices: Does Foreign Policy Matter?

A conversation with UCLA political science graduate students contemplating the impact of U.S. foreign policy on the 2024 U.S. Presidential election.

Monday, February 26, 2024 to Monday, February 26, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (Pacific Time)
Bruin Viewpoint Room, Ackerman Union
Los Angeles, CA 90095



As part of the Student Voices series, the Burkle Center will host a conversation with UCLA political science graduate students about the role and importance of foreign policy in the 2024 U.S. Presidential Election. We will discuss how and why the U.S. conducts foreign policy and how it impacts citizens, the importance of foreign policy in 2024, and how the presidential election might affect US foreign policy. The event is targeted toward undergraduate and graduate students.



Vincent Doehr is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at UCLA. He is broadly interested in the impact of discourse on constructing state interests in international relations, the role of international law in settler-colonialism, and the international politics of legitimacy. His field paper examines how states talk about Palestine at the United Nations. Aside from his research, Vincent values his role as an educator and places an emphasis on inclusive and critical pedagogies.

Alfredo Trejo III is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at UCLA. His research and teaching interests are in International Political Economy, exploring the relationship between activists, domestic politics, and international relations. His dissertation seeks to measure the impact of public demonstrations against trade agreements in Latin America. Additionally, Alfredo studies the causes and consequences of migration, and the intersection between law, sexuality, and disease.

Kevin Gatter is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at UCLA. Kevin's research examines the emergence of secessionist movements and why individuals choose to support these movements in regions where secession is a salient issue. His dissertation examins secession at both the macro level of groups and regions and the micro level of the individuals who comprise these unites. As part of his research, Kevin has conducted fieldwork in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Québec, Puerto Rico, Scotland, and Wales.


PIZZA will be served! 



Student Voices is a by-students/for-students discussion series that provides space for students to engage with experts and each other on various issues spanning international relations. Each event is organized by the Burkle Center interns in partnership with an international relations organization on campus.


This event is co-sponsored with The Generation and the Bruin Political Review. 

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Sponsor(s): The Generation, the Bruin Political Review