Northwestern student attends international conference in Croatia

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Northwestern student attends international conference in Croatia

August 13, 2015

Sarah Hardaway Pictured at a tourist attraction in Split, Croatia, is Sarah Hardaway and two Roman Empire guards. She attended the “Tenth International Conference on Social Sciences” at the University of Split in Split in Croatia from June 11-14. Hardaway will receive her Master of Arts degree in American Studies in December.

A Northwestern Oklahoma State University graduate student recently presented a paper at an international academic conference in Europe.

Sarah Hardaway, who will receive her Master of Arts degree in American Studies in December, attended the “Tenth International Conference on Social Sciences” at the University of Split in Split, Croatia, June 11-14.

Hardaway, who is a museum assistant at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid, presented “The Filibuster in the United States Senate.” Her paper evolved from research she conducted in a political science class taught by Northwestern’s Associate Professor Aaron Mason.

Hardaway said she enjoyed the opportunity to attend her first international conference and interact with scholars from all over the world.

“Academics attending the conference came from 47 different countries,” Hardaway said.

In addition, Hardaway noted that the experience of traveling to an eastern European country made the experience even more rewarding.

“Visiting Croatia was an incomparable cultural experience,” she said. “Reading every book written about the country couldn’t teach me what I learned from seeing it with my own eyes.”

One of the scholars that Hardaway met at the conference was Ivo Josipovic, a professor of law at the University of Zagreb who served as president of Croatia from February 2010 to February 2015.

“Meeting President Josipovic, who is an eminent scholar as well as a dynamic political leader, was definitely the highlight of the conference,” Hardaway said.

Hardaway also said that she hopes to present additional research papers at other academic conferences in the future.
For more information on graduate programs at Northwestern please contact the Coordinator of Graduate Studies Rebekah Wagenbach at (580) 327-8410 or by email at rmwagenbach@nwosu.edu.

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