2012-2013 Luce Scholar

Daniel Rubin is a graduate of 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 international conflict, and the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. Daniel’s passion for politics and public 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, at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights this past summer, Daniel monitored state-level legislation as part of early stage preparation 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 law school in the near future. Outside of the classroom, Daniel has tutored at a local middle school since his freshman year of college and contributes political editorials to the Washington University Political Review.