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Julio Videras
Videras Assumes Levitt Center Directorship

Associate Professor of Economics Julio Videras became the new director of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center on July 1. He replaces Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, who served a two-year term as the center’s director and oversaw a reorganization of the center’s programming and the initiation of several new projects.  More ...

Caroline Novas '13
Novas '13 Helps Bring Family Health Issues to Forefront

Women and families have unique health and safety issues, yet sometimes the policymaking process can overlook these concerns. The National Research Center (NRC) for Women and Families helps address various topics in women’s and children’s health and safety by providing information to the media, policymakers and the public. Caroline Novas ’13 is spending the summer as an intern with the Center, doing research for some of the nonprofit organization’s projects.  More ...

Catherine Ferrara
Levitt Center Publishes 2011 Edition of Insights

The Levitt Center has recently published the spring 2011 edition of Insights, the academic journal that features the best undergraduate social science research papers written by Hamilton students.  More ...

Elly Field '13, Kathryn Steck '12, Amy Dow '12 and David Schwartz '13.
The Economic Impact of Utica's Refugee Population

Utica’s refugee population has often provided unique opportunities for Hamilton students interested in urban community research and outreach. This summer, Elly Field '13, Ryn Steck '12, Dave Schwartz '13 and Amy Dow '12 will be working with Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology George Hobor on a research project examining local alternative economic development strategies (LEADS) in Utica.  More ...

Susannah Spero
Spero ’13 Supports Refugees and Organic Farming Through Levitt Internship

Refugees and recent immigrants to the United States often face an uncertain future. In a new culture, many must confront the daunting challenge of learning new skills and a new way of life. Fortunately, there are organizations that help new residents adjust to United States culture, some of which rely on caring interns to continue their nonprofit work.  Susannah Spero ’13, a recipient of a 2011 Levitt Public Service Internship Grant, will work with Vermont newcomers to help them establish their independence in organic farming.  More ...

Dylan Wulderk '13
Wulderk ’13 Responds to N.J. Public’s Voice in Sen. Lautenberg’s Office

From healthcare to education to immigration, every citizen has concerns related to the government. In a large constituency, such as that of a Senate member, a single politician could not possibly respond to all these voices alone. For this reason, local Senate offices play a critical role in making citizens’ opinions heard. Dylan Wulderk ’13 is spending the summer in just this position, interning for Senator Frank Lautenberg’s office in Camden, N. J.  More ...

Elizabeth Bilharz '12
Elizabeth Bilharz ’12 is Intern at N.H.Think Tank

For students interested in public policy, a think tank offers an ideal environment to begin exploring a range of policies, methods of research, and potential solutions to current issues. Elizabeth “Betsy” Bilharz ’12, an economics major with a public policy minor, plans to take full advantage of a think-tank environment; she will spend her summer as an intern for the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies in Concord, N. H.  More ...

Tory Grieves '12
Victoria Grieves ’12 Interning at Environmental Law Institute

Climate change is a major topic of discussion among economists, lawmakers, businesses and the general public. As climate change becomes an increasingly pressing issue, environmental law gains importance for society. Victoria Grieves ’12 will spend the summer contributing to environmental efforts by serving as an intern at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C.  Her internship is funded by the Levitt Center through its new Leadership Program.  More ...

Roxanne Makoff '14
Roxanne Makoff '12 Serves as Intern with Amnesty International

The availability of basic human rights concerns everybody on the planet, and human rights violations are not only pertinent to the area where they take place, but to the global community. For this reason, human rights organizations garner great benefits from supporters around the world, and anybody who spends time with such an organization has the potential to provide critical aid. Roxanne Makoff ’12 will spend her summer as an intern with Amnesty International in New York City in support of the organization's goal of rectifying bhuman rights violations .  More ...

Fertaa Yieleh-Chireh '12
Yieleh-Chireh '12 to Begin Public Service Internship in D.C.

For students interested in public policy, the chance to spend a summer in Washington, D.C., means an opportunity to be involved in policy making and to observe government officials at work.  Fertaa Yieleh-Chireh ’12 sees the value in this opportunity, and will be traveling to the nation’s capital for a summer 2011 Public Service Internship at the Public Forum Institute.  More ...

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