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Student & Alumni Achievements

Texas A&M: Doctoral Student Selected for 2019 Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp

Mr. Nima Khodakarami, a doctoral student in health services research at the Texas A&M School of Public Health, has been chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants to participate in the 2019 Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp (HISPBC). Free to all accepted applicants, the HISPBC is an intensive, one-week residential immersion program in the essentials of today’s national and international United States policy. The program is intended to instruct college students and recent graduates on the economic, political and social aspects of United States public policy. The goal is to teach students how to think critically about public policy formulation and its results.

Designed to foster fact-based critical thinking on the most important policy issues, students will have a unique chance to interact directly with the faculty of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, comprised of scholars in economics, government, political science, and related fields. Session topics are selected because of their immediate relevance to today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. Participants will collaborate through class discussions and study groups that encourage diverse perspectives. Enrollment is limited, in order to facilitate maximum interaction with the faculty and other participants.