Dhrumit Joshi is a student in the School of Arts and Sciences Honors program majoring in economics and philosophy. He is involved in a leadership capacity in the Rutgers University Student Assembly, whose goal is to make the university a better place. He is also interested in helping students with disabilities. He hopes to eventually become an attorney and one day a federal judge. He is very excited to be a part of the Lloyd Gardner Fellowship examining democracy and democratic revolutions. Dhrumit will spend the spring examining the role of affirmative action programs (specifically the Black Economic Empowerment program) in fostering a democratic culture and creating political and economic equality in South Africa. He will be working with Professor Edward Ramsamy of the Africana Studies Department.