Culture Shock: An American in Madagascar

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor Over this past summer, Alex Marino (MA 17’), Melissa Gaylord (MA 17’), and myself all went to Madagascar for an internship. For Melissa, she was returning home. For Alex and myself, the experience was entirely new and was destined to change the way we would come to look at the world. During […]

The Duty of Our Generation: A Dialogue of Civilizations

By Julio Espinoza, Staff Writer On Wednesday, August 31, U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump traveled to Mexico City to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico in a move that analysts are still trying to decipher.  Perhaps both Peña Nieto and Trump were trying to scratch each others’ backs, with the former trying to […]

Gobble Mindset vs. Global Mindset

By Aaron Rockwell, Staff Writer Gobble Mindset Global Mindset Turkey: “With extra bacon and with lettuce please!” Winter is coming: “That’s a Harry Potter reference right?” Passport: “Do I need that for my south of the border tummy tuck?” Turkey: “Where’s the country headed now that Erdogan is in power?” Winter is coming: “Depends on […]

War Dogs and the Anti-Global Mindset

By Jake Strickler, Editor-in-Chief Director and screenwriter Todd Phillips has built a career – along with something of a cottage industry – at the furthest extremes of debauchery and depravity. Mr. Phillips’ first film, made while he was still a student at NYU, is a documentary about a now-deceased punk rock singer known for physically […]

Brand Experience: More Than a Marketing Buzzword

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief One of the reasons I came to Thunderbird is because I haven’t yet discovered what my niche interest is. My background is in English and Hispanic Studies, so I initially thought that my extensive experience with writing, research, and communications would be a natural fit for a public relations-type role. To […]

2016 Net Impact Conference

By Alex Marino, Staff Writer For those interested in careers in the non-profit or NGO sectors, development projects through global organizations such as the World Bank (WB) or International Monetary Fund (IMF) provide an interesting track to getting involved and gaining experience. These globally-oriented organizations effectively organize subsidiary branches and projects all over the world, […]

The Gastronomy Boom of Peru

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer There is a one-week food fair that brings together more than 450,000 people from different parts of the world to taste the traditional dishes from every region. At the fair is a farmer that sowed and harvested potatoes, corn, and yucca and who now can export his produce to different […]

Foreign Perspectives on American Politics

By Chris Barton, Staff Writer “I have to say this. People outside of the United States do not understand what’s going on in this election. They really don’t,” claimed President Obama during his speech at the Democratic National Convention. In an election that has seemed at times more like the last season of a badly-written […]