Kinzer Iran Lecture

When I walked into Mr. Kinzer’s lecture, I knew very little about Iran. I was slightly familiar with the culture, but had absolutely no knowledge of the country’s history. He stated that prior to his first Iran assignment, he was in the same situation. As…

Secretary Gates Dinner

When Secretary Gates began speaking, I was struck by how open and honest his manner was. Along with his wonderful sense of humor, his blunt and obviously caring demeanor was clearly visible, unlike the personalities of many others in the political field, who rely on…

Turkish Class: Part 2

I loved my first Turkish class, so I went back. Turns out, learning a language is much more than attending a few classes. I am now able to hold an incredibly basic conversation in Turkish, but I think I will put learning this particular language…