Congratulations to Khaoula Morchid ('17), a Nanovic grant recipient and senior majoring in civil engineering, who has been accepted to take part in the European Horizons Student Conference 2017 at Yale University.
The purpose of that conference, which will include distinguished professors and former decision-makers from Europe, is to formulate and debate new policies in areas that prove challenging to Europe and the European Union: migration, legitimacy, productivity, security, and identity.
Morchid's Institute-funded comparative research in Arab entrepreneurship in the Netherlands, Sweden, and Germany over the course of multiple spring breaks during her undergraduate career led her to write a senior thesis informed by this first-hand research. That kind of independent research experience proved to be transformational because it made her application to European Horizons stand out from the rest. Morchid writes:
"I just confirmed my attendance to the European Student Conference 2017 at Yale University so I wanted to thank you so much for sharing information about the conference and forwarding the email to all Nanovic scholars. I am thankful for the research opportunities that were made possible thanks to the Nanovic Institute of European Studies and I am excited to bring it all together while working on policy papers prior to and during the conference. Thank you once again for shaping my Notre Dame journey in so many ways."