Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The classes

Last week, we had a wide variety of classes held by leading experts.

Two morning classes (3 hours each) were held by Lonjezo Peter Hamisi on the topics of International Intervantion, Civil wars, Terrorism and Religious fundamentalism. During the classes we had many discussion where we could throw around ideas or ask questions. All of us learned a lot from Peter.

We also had three afternoon lectures from BenoƮt Pelopidas, an expert in Nuclear weapons and Nuclear Non-Proliferation. The topics that were covered by his lectures are : Nuclear Terrorism, Non-Proliferation treaty (NPT) and Nuclear Disarmament. His sense of humour kept his lectures lively and engaging!

Friday morning, we had a class held by Camille Jones, a PhD student at Stanford, on Water - how it is polluted, how it affects us etc. This class was an eye-opener for a lot of us because we don't really spend much time thinking about where our water comes from and what it might contain. We also became more aware of the water-scarcity and water-pollution problems faced by people in Africa and South-East Asia.

Last, but definitely not the least, was the class held by Dr. Arthur Kian (he prefers just Arthur) on International Relations.

Photo creds to Lizzy!

Over and out.

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