Quick Links



Lynne Rudasill 
Global Studies Librarian 
303 International Studies Building MC-402 
910 South Fifth Street 
Champaign, Illinois, 61820, USA 
(217) 265-6879

Office Hours

Tues. 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Friday 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Center for Global Studies,

910 South Fifth Street,

Champaign, IL  

Other times by appointment

Global Currents Blog

Upcoming Events

Case Study Rubric


Your group will be preparing a brief (15 to 20 minute) PowerPoint presentation about your assigned case.  Every member of your group should contribute to the content and everyone needs to actively participate in your presentation.  The purpose of this exercise is to introduce research resources available here on campus, introduce you to each other in a work environment, and lay groundwork for your research efforts on your assigned roles in the capstone exercise.  Dr. Wedig will be presenting a sample case Monday in class to use as a model before you begin your preparation.

The points listed below should guide your presentation, but feel free to add additional, relevant information that you may uncover.  We will discuss sources and formatting in our class sessions.

PowerPoint suggestions:



  1. Introduce your case
    1. Map
    2. Relevant background information such as population, racial/ethnic or political breakdown (in %) as relevant to your case, GDP/capita, economy (exports, main economic activities, etc.), other information that helps us understand your case.


  1. Actors involved in the conflict – (do not include all actors if there are many small groups, look for main parties)
    1. Who? – describe groups.
    2. Why? –factors that led to the conflict.
    3. Estimated numbers, regional affiliations (if applicable), relevant characteristics or ideologies of groups, other useful information.


  1. Background on the conflict
    1. When – start and stop date.
    2. Where – was it nationwide, only a specific region, or did it cross borders?
    3. Costs – include casualties as well as economic, political and other costs to those involved.
    4. Human rights violations – by any and all sides, be specific about who committed which acts.
    5. Additional helpful information.


  1. Resolution of the conflict
    1. How was it resolved? – negotiation, mediated by outside party, clear winner, other?
    2. What did the end of the conflict look like? (was there distribution of territory, division of political power, one side surrendering or fleeing, etc.)


  1. Human rights prosecutions
    1. Who was prosecuted – what level of participation (committing violations, ordering violations, other categories?)
    2. What sorts of violations were covered in these prosecutions?
    3. Venues used for prosecutions – national, local, international
    4. Penalties enforced – range of penalties


  1. Legacy
    1. What is the current status of your case?
    2. What is the consensus on effectiveness of justice and reconciliation?
    3. Remaining issues to be resolved?


  1. Source list
    1. List all sources and discuss them – what you found in each, ease of finding info, other interesting info in that particular source