Emma DiGiovanni

Emma DiGiovanni

Project title:  Rights, Justice, and How Political Organization Can Impact Welfare 

Project description:  Whether it’s on the news, in social media, discussed in a classroom, or at a social gathering, we constantly learn about injustice, suffering, and violations of rights. Through my College Scholar Project, I will explore how humans organize to deal with situations of injustice. Focusing on political avenues of organization, such as law, policy, activism, and politics, I will study not only how humans organize to end injustice, but why their efforts can be faulty and how they might be improved. My project will allow me to navigate disciplines such as political science, law, psychology, and history.

Reflections on the College Scholar Program:  Being part of the College Scholar Program is one of the most important aspects of my education at Cornell. It allows me to pursue a major in Government, while also delving into more specific topics that I have always wanted to explore but never could in a traditional academic setting. It’s such a privilege to be able to discover exactly what excites me and learn about it in a manner that encourages me to be more curious and independent. An educational experience completely new for me, the College Scholar Program is introducing me to brilliant peers and interesting conversations and is helping me learn to be a more active participant in my own education.

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