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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),

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News

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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

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Research

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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.

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