You might have traveled to Chile years ago, but a deceptive Instagram repost never hurt anyone.
Santiago, the vibrant, overwhelmingly modern capital of Chile, is a sprawling metropolis of seven million people. Amidst the sea of contemporary architecture, there are remnants of the city’s dark, not-so-distant past: the years of political oppression, human rights abuses, and socioeconomic inequality the country suffered under the Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship from 1973 to 1990. Underneath it all, however, Santiago lives up to its nickname of "Sanhattan"— a city that's always in motion, that never sleeps, and that’s home to great spots for exploration.
The talk, titled “How and where should you donate?” was sponsored by undergraduate student group Harvard College Effective Altruism.
Harvard’s Graduate School of Design raised just about $7 million in its segment of the University’s ongoing capital campaign in the 13 months following the launch of its public phase in September of last year.
At some point during the 11-hour flight between Miami and Santiago, a realization finally struck me—I was travelling to the Southern Hemisphere.