Category: Global Fellowship Program

The Undermining of Peru’s Democracy by the Shining Path Insurgency, from 1980 to 2000 (Part 5)

This is a paper I wrote for one of the two courses taken during the Journey to Peru program of summer 2016.   The Undermining of Peru’s Democracy by the Shining Path Insurgency, from 1980 to 2000 (Part 5)   In response to much of the Shining Path’s destruction, the president of Peru at the time, Alberto Fujimori, created a… Read more →

The Undermining of Peru’s Democracy by the Shining Path Insurgency, from 1980 to 2000 (Part 4)

This is a paper I wrote for one of the two courses taken during the Journey to Peru program of summer 2016.   The Undermining of Peru’s Democracy by the Shining Path Insurgency, from 1980 to 2000 (Part 4)   As time passed, the ideology of the Shining Path changed a bit under the control of Guzmán, and it continued… Read more →

The Undermining of Peru’s Democracy by the Shining Path Insurgency, from 1980 to 2000 (Part 3)

This is a paper I wrote for one of the two courses taken during the Journey to Peru program of summer 2016.   The Undermining of Peru’s Democracy by the Shining Path Insurgency, from 1980 to 2000 (Part 3)   The Peruvian government underestimated the power and influence of the Shining Path. The Path did not seem to have the… Read more →

The Undermining of Peru’s Democracy by the Shining Path Insurgency, from 1980 to 2000 (Part 2)

This is a paper I wrote for one of the two courses taken during the Journey to Peru program of summer 2016.   The Undermining of Peru’s Democracy by the Shining Path Insurgency, from 1980 to 2000 (Part 2)   After several years, the Shining Path’s ideologies lost popularity with university students, so its leadership decided to move on to… Read more →

The Undermining of Peru’s Democracy by the Shining Path Insurgency, from 1980 to 2000 (Part 1)

This is a paper I wrote for one of the two courses taken during the Journey to Peru program of summer 2016.   The Undermining of Peru’s Democracy by the Shining Path Insurgency, from 1980 to 2000 (Part 1)   According to government professor Ami Pedahzur and attorney Leonard Weinberg, “there are a number of different circumstances which may lead… Read more →

Spanish Club

This semester has been an exciting one, partly in thanks to Spanish Club. Our group stayed small from the beginning, and this allowed us to get to know one another well. Meetings consisted mostly of practicing Spanish, getting homework help, and discussing study abroad plans. It’s exciting for me to have been a member of the club as a freshman,… Read more →

Model UN

Two Mondays ago I went to a Model UN meeting in Farzaneh Hall. The other participants, all committed members, were preparing for a conference in Missouri. I’d been invited by a work colleague to test the waters and see if I was interested. We were divided into two countries, Japan and Iraq, and then into governmental departments like security, economics, social welfare,… Read more →

The European Union’s Digital Market

A few weeks ago I attended a lecture by European Union diplomat Andrea Glorioso. Glorioso specializes in the EU’s online market. When he began explaining EU member states’ fears about the security of online purchasing, my ears perked up. Glorioso said that somewhere around 70% of the European Union’s commercial transactions are now online. Three problems have arisen from this, each… Read more →

Carta de sentimientos

This is a short writing assignment from my escritura (writing) course in Ecuador.   Para mí, es un placer conocer a tantos estudiantes de intercambio aquí en el Ecuador. Mis compañeros de la USFQ son de muchos estados diferentes, y todos tienen perspectivas y experiencias intrigantes. Son interesantes, amables, y aventureros, y por eso me importa un bledo que no… Read more →

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