Monthly Archives: August 2017

What Was I Doing in Lebanon?

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USAID and the US State Department fund a number of programs around the world that are focused on financial development. The administration of these programs is farmed out to a number of organizations, both for- and not-for-profit, who in turn … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Been to Israel?

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Lebanese Border Police: “Have you ever been to Israel?”

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The Business School Paradox

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For some among us August 21 is the long-awaited day of the total solar eclipse. For those of us in the Kenan-Flagler Class of 2018, today is the first day of our second school year of classes. I have a … Continue reading

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Last Day in Lebanon

Apologies that it’s topsy-turvy More Lebanon posts to come

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Lebanon: Day 3

Monday was our first work day, and things were challenging. We are working with far fewer people from the finance organization than we thought we would be. As a result, this feels a lot less like a workshop and a … Continue reading

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My flights went well and I arrived on schedule. Walked around a bit, ate, and prepared for tomorrow. Very tired now.

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One day you think you’ll have a free week between your internship and the start of your second and last year of grad school, and the next day you find out that you’re going to Lebanon. I’m going to Lebanon. … Continue reading

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My Summer Internship

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After a long and arduous internship search, I wound up receiving and accepting an offer to work at a company that was near the top of my list the entire time: United Parcel Service. UPS. I was invited to work … Continue reading

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Grandparents in China, 1988

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You may have just noticed a series of typewritten travelogues with dates from June, 1988, approximately six months before I was born: Florida-San Francisco-Shanghai Beijing Xi’an Canton Bangkok Singapore Hong Kong-Vancouver-San Francisco-Florida They were written by my grandfather upon returning … Continue reading

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Hong Kong-Vancouver-San Francisco-Florida

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