Public Policy NEWS

Amnesty International Internship

During a summer internship at Amnesty International, Kelly Mauch '17 helped take action against some of today's pressing injustices, ranging from the humanitarian crisis in Syria to inequities in the U.S. justice system. Mauch, who has crafted an individual major - "Public Health: Communities, Policy and Cultural Contexts," and is double-minoring in political science and environmental studies, sa...  More >>

Uwicyeza '16 to Serve in Peace Corps

When her two-year commitment as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia begins in January, Cynthia Uwicyeza '16 will develop public-health projects focused on water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as educational initiatives promoting reproductive health. Uwicyeza, who graduated with a B.A. in public policy with a concentration in healthcare policy and biology, is the fifth HWS graduate to be accepte...  More >>

HWS at National Conventions

As the 2016 election cycle presses on with the national conventions of the Democratic and Republican parties, Hobart and William Smith students and alums are taking active roles in the democratic process -- inside on the convention floors, out in campaign offices and in the field. "It was a very surreal experience to attend the Republican National Convention," says Mark Pitifer '18, who neverthel...  More >>

Chirco '17 Interns at Department of Justice

During her internship this summer at the Consumer Protection Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, Elizabeth "Biz" Chirco '17 is seeing firsthand how the federal government works to protect consumers' health, safety and financial wellbeing. In Washington, D.C., Chirco is learning investigative techniques and trial building tools that will help her to determine whether "to be in a private prac...  More >>

Rimmerman Discusses LGBT Gun Ownership with NBC

In an article on, Professor of Public Policy Craig Rimmerman reflected on the recent massacre at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., and a national LGBT gun club's uptick in membership in the wake of the shooting. In "LGBT Gun Rights Group Sees Membership Spike After Orlando Shooting," Rimmerman explains that even though LGBT rights is a historically liberal issue, and gun rights is positio...  More >>

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