Ben Rimland CC'15 – Global Scholar'13
Ben is a rising junior at Columbia College and is majoring in political science with a concentration in art history. Within his major, Ben’s specialization is international relations, with a focus on East Asia and security studies. Ben has traveled extensively throughout China and Japan, and has studied Spanish for the past eight years. He hopes that his research this summer will shed light on the intersection between economic development and regional security issues, as well as the difficulties faced in transnational economic and trade agreements. Having explored several of these issues as a Model UN delegate, Ben is eager to gain real world exposure to the themes addressed by the Global Scholars Program. Outside of class, Ben enjoys listening to music, reading, and visiting art museums.