Presenters

Ashlee PowellFollow

Academic department under which the project should be listed

RCHSS - Geography & Anthropology

Faculty Sponsor Name

Dr. Ingram

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Established in 2013 by the US State Department, the Diplomacy Lab is a joint initiative of a public-private partnership between the department and colleges and universities across the country. Their mission is to engage in cooperative research to understand today's foreign policy challenges. This OBO (Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations) project aims to find the best location for a future US embassy site in Chennai, India. Several factors for these potential areas will be considered, such as distance to fellow foreign missions (both friendly and foe), nearby parks/attractions, and surrounding neighborhoods. Land usage, parcel sizes, and weather hazards will also determine all location possibilities. The study will highlight proposed locations where the embassy can be easily accessible, not be within dense or sparse population areas, while also near living accommodations and outdoor activities. Lastly, this will be completed by analyzing local and state-gathered data to create an ideal location for a US-based embassy in Chennai.

Project Type

Oral Presentation (15-min time slots)

How will this be presented?

Yes, synchronously via Teams

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Diplomacy Lab - Chennai Embassy

Established in 2013 by the US State Department, the Diplomacy Lab is a joint initiative of a public-private partnership between the department and colleges and universities across the country. Their mission is to engage in cooperative research to understand today's foreign policy challenges. This OBO (Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations) project aims to find the best location for a future US embassy site in Chennai, India. Several factors for these potential areas will be considered, such as distance to fellow foreign missions (both friendly and foe), nearby parks/attractions, and surrounding neighborhoods. Land usage, parcel sizes, and weather hazards will also determine all location possibilities. The study will highlight proposed locations where the embassy can be easily accessible, not be within dense or sparse population areas, while also near living accommodations and outdoor activities. Lastly, this will be completed by analyzing local and state-gathered data to create an ideal location for a US-based embassy in Chennai.

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