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Cargill has launched the 2013-2014 application cycle of the Cargill Global Scholars Program. Current first and second year undergraduates enrolled at the University of Minnesota who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement, leadership potential and are studying in the fields of Political Science, International Relations, and Public Policy are encouraged to apply. In addition to an annual scholarship award of $2,500 for up to three years, the Cargill Global Scholars Program provides leadership development opportunities through seminars, networking events, and a one-on-one mentoring program with executives from Cargill. More information can be found in the pdf below:October 22nd, 2013
Political Science Professor Kathryn Sikkink has been asked by the United States Department of State to submit her ideas to solve problems in Syria. This is a rare occurrence for University Professors, highlighting Professor Sikkink's standing in the fields of International Relations and Human Rights. Professor Sikkink's proposal focuses on creating accountability for war crimes and the treatment of political prisoners.
The full story can be found in the Minnesota Daily: http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2013/10/06/state-department-asked-u-prof-advice-syriaOctober 14th, 2013
Recently Political Science Professors Kathryn Pearson and Christopher Federico were interviewed by CBS Minnesota and Yahoo! News about Congressional pay and the human psychology surrounding the government shutdown. The full news articles are below:
http://news.yahoo.com/govt-shutdown-science-why-human-nature-blame-134218785.htmlOctober 14th, 2013