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POSTCARD: The Social Network

As a norteamericana, I sometimes find it difficult to comprehend how much value Chilean place on building community and strong social ties—the right social ties, that is.

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POSTCARD: China, #1 in Clean Energy

In a surprising development for a young economy, China is on its way to becoming a global environmental leader.

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POSTCARD: Sustainability’s Dirty Work

Mumbai is simultaneously one of the greenest and least green cities in the world.

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POSTCARD: Do the Damascus Limbo

Ultimately, the only people who suffer are the individual tourists denied at its airport and borders—and we heard there were many others.

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POSTCARD: Overcoming the Intern Rat Race

While some regard summer internships as an extended interview, to treat them purely as an opportunity for networking forgoes the otherwise valuable opportunity they provide to gain insight into a company’s inner workings and culture.

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POSTCARD: Beijing, Off the Hook

Welcome to the imperial city of Beijing—I’m 9,727 miles away from home but it feels like I’ve never left.

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POSTCARD: Hi, I'm Ursula

Nothing rides on these interactions. They are friendships of convenience, maybe necessity.

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POSTCARD: The New Harvard: Wall Street

No wonder Harvard likes Wall Street so much when Harvard is so much like Wall Street.

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POSTCARD: Bombay Dreams

In a fortuitous paradox, it just might be that the very backwardness of the country provides the perfect backdrop for India’s entrepreneurship, demographics, and free market to come together and bring prosperity to a billion people.

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POSTCARD: Old News?

And therein lies what is perhaps the most unsettling aspect of this entire affair, no matter how small or local an issue it may seem—the prolonged insistence to interpret art solely through the lens of the national context in which it was born.

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POSTCARD: City Fears

The constant paranoia would be comical, except that unlike the fears that drive my day-to-day actions during the rest of the year, many of my present fears could never be perceived as trivial.

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POSTCARD: The Chinese Worker, On the Rise

If workers are not empowered through fair wages and representation, discontent with the government and social instability may ensue—posing a major threat to economic growth.

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POSTCARD: Paris-First Impressions and Generalizations

What's so special about Paris?

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POSTCARD: A Crossroad from Cairo

The protection of Egypt’s antiquities at Saqqara may be improving on the macro level, but no one has bothered to tell the guards.

Commencement

Graduating into the First Decade

If there is a consistent theme to the past 10 years, it is that we have consistently underestimated the likelihood and impact of negative, high-consequence events.