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.
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.
A new dataset from researchers at Rice University and the University of California-Berkeley will allow international relations scholars to study the extent to which different types of foreign-policy change are associated with different types of leader transitions within countries.
Rice University senior Isabel Scher is among the 111 students chosen for the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars. She will receive a fully funded scholarship for postgraduate study at the new Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing.