ward provides stipend for his summer internship with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
Policy Studies major Christopher Haight ’09 (Rochester, N.Y.) is the first recipient of the Caine Scholars Award in Global Leadership, Business, and Policy.
The award, which is the first specifically created for Policy Studies majors, provides a $5,000 stipend for a summer internship experience. Haight will use the award to serve an internship with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. He will be performing research and political analysis for the center’s Next America project.
The award was established by Christopher G. Caine ’78, vice president for governmental programs at the IBM Corporation. Caine serves on the Policy Studies Alumni Steering Committee, as well as on the Lafayette Leadership Council.
He noted that in establishing this scholarship he is “honoring my father, Anthony Caine ’38, as well as doing what I can to develop the next generation of global U.S. leaders who have an appreciation for public policy and business in a global environment. What better way to achieve these two goals than creating an award at Lafayette that benefits a student majoring in Policy Studies?”
“We are thrilled with the creation of this award” says Mark Crain, Simon Professor of Political Economy and chair of Policy Studies. “Chris’ pivotal role in the creation of the Policy Studies program cannot be overstated. He has given his time and talent selflessly from the very beginning. We sincerely appreciate this additional generosity and show of confidence in the Policy Studies program.”
Haight has been heavily involved with student activism concerning the genocide in Darfur. He helped produce and film the video “Darfur: the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis.” He is an active member in Lafayette’s chapter of Amnesty International, which has been at the forefront of the Darfur issue on campus with rallies, discussions, and fundraisers. He also founded the Policy in Action club and is a member of the McKelvy House Scholars living community.