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.
Ashley Leeds, professor and department chair of political science, has been elected president of the International Studies Association (ISA) for 2017-2018. She will assume the position in March 2017.