Student Projects

Student Projects

The Hart Leadership Program has a long history of exemplary student work, and we are proud to showcase here a selection of student research projects, internships, and honors theses dating back to 2011. Below, you can explore nearly 400 student projects, filtering by project type, Hart program affiliated with the project, thematic topics, project locations, and project years. The database does not provide the full text of students' projects, but it does provide abstracts of student work wherever available, as well as more information including students' class year and, when applicable, the name of the community partner organization a student worked with to conduct their internship or research. We will continue to expand the database as our students continue conducting phenomenal projects. In the meantime, use the search function below to explore our incredible students' work, and get inspired!

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Project Year: 2014

Addressing Energy Poverty in Rural, Low-Income Bulgarian Households

Problem Statement: Bulgaria is considered to be one of the most energy poor Eastern European countries. Bulgaria is not only located in one of Europe’s poorest regions, but is also in an area with very cold winters. The transition from a command economy to a market-based system resulted in an …

Supporting Caretakers of the Elderly in Japan

Policy Problem Statement Although Marubeni currently employs one of the most developed elder care support programs in Japan, current elder care initiatives must be enhanced to provide adequate support to the growing population of care giving employees. Marubeni currently hosts caregiving workshops in major metropolitan areas, provides a handbook to …

Cross-Border Conflict Education in the Israel-Palestinian Conflict

From June 5th to July 31st, I worked with Seeds of Peace Educator Programs and regional offices in Ramallah and Tel Aviv as an independent researcher as well as a Communications Office intern. My main research explores why and to what extent Seeds of Peace (SOP) international camp is viewed …

Cultural Identity of Japanese Americans in Hawai’i

Folk Toys and Games From Japan “Today no other country in the world equals Japan in the variety, number, and production of folk toys” – THE FOLK ARTS OF JAPAN by Hugo Munsterberg During the Edo period of the Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1867) there were no less than one hundred centers …

Organic Farming in a Modernized World

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Final Report to Tsukaisute Jidai wo Kangaeru Kai

My research was a program analysis for Tsukaisute Jidai wo Kangaeru Kai, a community discussion space questioning the modern values. Founded in 1973 by Tsuchida Takeshi, the organization mainly attracts those drawn by his ideas of building a more sustainable world. This manifests in the organization’s many programs, ranging from …