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Daniel Rubin

Class of 2012-2013

About Daniel

updated 6/2013: Daniel Rubin is a Luce Scholar based at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, India. Previously, Daniel attended Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in political science and history. His primary historical focus was the United States, ranging from the American colonial era to the Vietnam War to the War on Terror. In political science he focused on U.S. politics and international relations, taking classes on such diverse subjects as multinational corporations, the origins of internationalconflict, and the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. Daniel’s passion for politics andpublic service has led him to pursue various internships. With the International Trade Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce, Daniel researched and wrote on the liberalization of the Costa Rican Information and Communications Technology sector. While working for Stewart Jackson, a Member of Parliament in the U.K. House of Commons, he assisted with constituency work and researched the pupil premium, legal aid, sustainable local transport, and the annual budget. Finally, atthe Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, Daniel monitored state-level legislation as part of early-stage preparations for possible litigation related to redistricting and Voter ID laws under the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Daniel’s experience at the Lawyers’Committee confirmed both his desire to work in the political/public policy and legal realms. He plans to attend Stanford Law School beginning in the fall of 2014. As a Luce scholar at the Observer Research Foundation, Daniel has had the opportunity to research and write on a wide variety of topics related to Indian foreign policy. These include defense cooperation, the BRICS Forum, and India’sAfghanistan policy post-2014. During his Luce year, Daniel has been published inThe Hindu, The Diplomat, and The Global Policy Journal. Additionally, Daniel has been fortunate to develop a greater understanding of India through extensive travel. During the upcoming year, Daniel plans to participate in an AmeriCorps program in Boston.

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