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May 2: “It’s All About Political Incentives: Democracy, Distributive Politics, and the Renewable Feed-In Tariff”

Please join us for a talk with Johannes Urpelainen, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia University.

Friday, May 2 at 12:30 p.m. Lillis 112

Professor Urpelainen’s research focuses on environmental policy, with a particular emphasis on climate change and sustainable energy. This should be an engaging discussion that is free and open to the public.

“It’s All About Political Incentives: Democracy, Distributive Politics, and the Renewable Feed-In Tariff”

Demand for renewable energy is booming. Scholars often attribute this success to feed-in tariffs (FITs),




Congratulations Andrew! Andrew Lubash wins prestigious Truman Scholarship award!

Andrew Lubash, a Clark Honors College student double majoring in Political Science and Economics, is now the first UO student to win the Truman Scholarship in 22 years!

Andrew received the news in a surprise class visit from President Gottfredson. “Getting a Truman Scholarship is life-changing,” Lubash said. “That’s the only way to describe it.”

Andrew is part of the inaugural class of Wayne Morse Scholars and has always known he wanted a career in public service, but he didn’t expect to get this much help along the way. You can view Andrew’s interview here.

Lubash is



Evelyn and Erin at Namaste, 2013

Development or Debt? Research Presentation with Professor Beck, TODAY, 4/17, 3:30-5 in the Walnut Room

Please join us for a presentation, “Development or Debt?” by Assistant Professor Erin Beck on her research in Guatemala. The presentation is today, April 17th, from 3:30-5:00 in the Walnut Room of the EMU. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Professor Beck recently traveled to Guatemala where she researched the long-term effects of microcredit on Guatemalan women. Click here to read about her trip. The presentation will be a discussion on her findings.

Since its introduction in Latin America in the 1970s, microcredit quickly became a powerful force across the region.