I am the absolute worst at making decisions. I can never decide what to eat for dinner or what movie to watch. So choosing an internship for my fall semester was quite the challenge. Three days before school started, I had two offers on the table, and no decision. Then my phone rang. It was CNN.
In its latest Political Communication Report, the American Political Science Association featured research done by Professor Catie Bailard on the use of the Internet and citizens' evaluation of and participation in government. Her work has been featured here alongside several other top scholars in the political science and political communication fields.
On behalf of the U.S. government, Professor Steven Livingston has spent the last few years researching the effects of information and communication technology (ICT) in Africa. He published a report in October titled Africa's Information Revolution: Implications on Crime, Policing, and Citizen Security that has garnered much attention from embassies, governments and NGOs around the world.
Recently returned from a trip to Bali, Professor Janet Steele once again participated in the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. The festival began as a means of helping the island rebuild after the 2002 Bali bombings, and this year marked the event's 10th anniversary. The festival is now Southeast Asia's most renowned literary event.
Interning on Capitol Hill in Senator Patrick Leahy's office was one of the most valuable experiences I've had at GW. Not only did I learn how to work in what is considerably the most professional environment in DC, but I also formed personal ties with a place that at first glance is intimidating.