The contemporary world presents us with longstanding and novel challenges. Political Scientists understand that solving our energy, environmental, health, conflict, economic, education, and community problems requires not only technical but also political solutions. The Department of Political Science at the University of Rhode Island seeks students interested in understanding the domestic and international political environment in which these challenges reside.
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Bikes not Bombs
A class of URI Poltical Science students were able to organize, recruit, and ultimately obtain 80 bikes that will be sent to support development projects (access to health care) in Uganda and (a bicycle cooperative for the physically disabled) in Ghana. This was a huge organizational effort, executed under the leadership of Associate Professor Kristin Johnson and MA student Lizzie Dore.
Below is the URI news release about the effort.
Meet Sarah De La Cerda