Congratulations to Nathan Corso (candidate for Master of Public and International Affairs (MPIA)). On May 8, 2018 Nathan passed his master’s thesis proposal defense, titled “Southwest University Students Volunteer Motivations and Views on Volunteering”. The thesis is based on volunteering at Southwest University in Chongqing, China, where Nathan has been serving with the United States Peace Corps for the past two years. He will be returning to Blacksburg from China in July, and he is the last SPIA-UAP Master’s International Peace Corps student to complete their service, as the Peace Corps has ended the long-running program for fiscal reasons.
Nathans's committee includes, chair Dr. Max Stephenson, (Urban Affairs and Planning in SPIA), Tim Luke, (Political Science) and Yang Zhang, (Urban Affairs and Planning in SPIA).