Uganda: Avoiding the Resource Curse

Uganda: Avoiding the Resource Curse

Tomorrow, I’m heading to Uganda for my final semester capstone project as a student at Columbia Universities School of International and Public Affairs – Avoiding the Resource Curse in Uganda. I’ll be posting photos, videos, and more from my time in...
Was Grad School Worth It?

Was Grad School Worth It?

I’m sitting at a cafe at Columbia University. An Ivy League school, though the ivy tower seems far less impressive from the inside than the outside. Part of that is the reality of it not actually being that special, but part of it is also us students taking the...

Life Update – Uganda!

It’s time for one of these. I’m already entering my last semester of school. Soon, I will be an official MIA*. This semester has already proved itself to be the busiest semester ever. There are some good reasons, and a few bad ones, for why this is the...

Exile vs Traveling

I’m just about to finish reading Aminatta Forna’s book, The Devil that Danced on the Water. The book traced the author’s memories and search for truth about her father, who was killed in a shame trial in their homeland of Sierra Leone. For three...