Ivy Raines

Political Science / Ph.D. Student

Ivy Raines

Contact Information

iaraines@syr.edu

Biography

Ivy received her undergraduate degree in government with minors in peace studies and Arabic from St. Lawrence University. During her undergraduate career, Ivy founded the St. Lawrence Chapter of the Euphrates Institute, an international non- profit dedicated to promoting U.S relations with the developing world. Previously, Ivy worked with international exchange programs sponsored by the U.S Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, all of which influenced her interest in international relations and comparative politics.

Ivy’s academic interests center on post conflict nation building with a focus on identity politics and political institutions. With her primary regional focus on the Arab World, Ivy’s other areas of interest include Post-Soviet politics, China/Hong Kong/Taiwan Relations, and Cyprus.