2020 APSA RBSI Applications Due January 17th – Meet RBSI Scholar Pyar Seth

Apply for the 2020 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) by January 17th

Pyar Seth is a student at Trinity University with majors in political science and African American Studies and minors in education and history. Mr. Seth research interests include class meaning, citizenship, democracy, liberalism, nationalism, postmodernism, political philosophy, and race. His research agenda more specifically relies on the logic of scholars such as W.E.B DuBois, Malcolm X, and Michel Foucault. Pyar hopes to consider the extent to which these scholars’ various notions of power and freedom come to complicate our understanding of the state and everyday life. He is also currently working on a paper with Dr. Sarah Erickson on democratic enthusiasm and racial attitudes. After graduation, Pyar plans to pursue a doctoral degree in political science with a concentration in political theory.

About the RBSI Program

The 2020 APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) for undergraduate juniors interested in pursuing a graduate degree in political science will be held over five weeks from late-May through late-June 2020 at Duke University. RBSI introduces the world of doctoral study in political science to undergraduate students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups and those interested in broadening participation in political science and pursuing scholarship on issues affecting underrepresented groups or issues of tribal sovereignty and governance.

Program Dates and Eligibility

The 2020 APSA RBSI Program will take place from May 31, 2020 to July 2, 2020 at Duke University. The RBSI Recruitment Fair will be held on June 19, and the RBSI Closing Banquet will be held on July 1, 2020.[1]

[1] Photos taken by Shaun King, Duke Political Science Communications Specialist