On April 14, 2018, the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics will co-organize a day-long discussion colloquium for selected undergraduate students on the topic “The Economics of Foreign Aid.” The colloquium will explore the questions and challenges raised by a set of readings on the topic of foreign aid that will be provided in advance. The reading list entails work by Nobel Prize Winner Amartya Sen who will be on campus for the PPE Distinguished Public Lecture in the week after the discussion colloquium.
Each academic year, the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics selects several undergraduate students to serve as ambassadors for the program. The PPE Undergraduate Student Ambassadorships offer a unique leadership and network opportunity for undergraduate students at Virginia Tech.
The primary tasks of the ambassadors are to (i) promote the PPE Program at Virginia Tech, (ii) work closely with the PPE Program Director as well as with the program’s faculty and staff, and (iii) serve as a student contact for PPE events, such as the PPE Speaker Series and the PPE Distinguished Public Lecture. For more information about PPE events, please follow this link.
The application process for next year’s PPE Undergraduate Student Ambassadorships is open now. Any student who is enrolled (or will enroll) for the PPE Minor or PPE Major is eligible to apply. Please submit (i) a short personal statement that explains your interest in becoming a PPE Undergraduate Student Ambassador and (ii) your resume. The application materials must be submitted to Professor Moehler (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 12, 2018. We look forward to receiving your application.