I completed a Master’s degree in International Affairs from American University’s School of International Service in August of 2017. My focus was on Sub-Saharan Africa through the Comparative and Regional Studies program.

While the program ended in the summer of 2017, my desire to learn more about the world and look into some of its deepest challenges has continued. This blog is my attempt to continue my education while hopefully writing something truthful and of value. Many local and global issues are extremely complex, and truth – or at least our attempt at understanding the way the world works – is not something we stumble upon or uncover, but something that we must rigorously pursue and strive for.

I welcome feedback and criticism. Anything statistics and methods related is especially open to criticism!

Overall though, the underlying impetus for writing, is that I think some of these issues are just plain fun to explore!

Academic Interests:

  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • International Relations
  • Access to Finance
  • Business Environment
  • Refugees/Mass Immigration
  • Political Economy
  • New Institutional Economics
  • International Development