Senior Mishi Jain earns prestigious Truman Scholarship

Political Science and policy studies major Mishi Jain is among the 62 college students from 54 U.S. colleges and universities who have been selected as 2017 Truman Scholars. The Truman Scholarship is the premier graduate scholarship for aspiring public service leaders in the United States.

Rice political scientist examines political corruption in new book

Corruption plagues countries throughout the world, and even the most democratic countries constantly face threats of corruption and its consequences at the polls. But why are some governments more corrupt than others?

Shaming a country for human rights abuse can have varying results

Whether foreign-aid donors are willing to help states that abuse human rights may depend on how much the donor stands to gain, according to new research from Rice University and the University of North Texas.

19 political science students inducted into national honor society

Rice’s Political Science Department inducted 19 students into Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. The induction ceremony featured a keynote address by former U.S. Sen. and Saudi Arabia Ambassador Wyche Fowler, who teaches a course at Rice on the U.S. Congress.