Summer of Research

This summer has been jam-packed with research. I have been working full-time as a research assistant at The Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations since June. Our research team has been preparing to implement a survey on successful reform incentives in 120 developing countries. It will eventually be sent out to about 20,000 senior government officials, U.S. government officials in those countries, international organization representatives, NGO and civil society representatives, and anyone else who is relevant. And of course, I started my Charles Center research on the development of Chinese energy policy in May.

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Wrapping Up Phase One

My stay in Paris is rapidly coming to a close. Tomorrow is Bastille Day and just five days after that I’ll be getting on a plane out of here. While there’s too much to read on Haussmannization for there to be a finish line to look to in only two months, I am content with how much I’ve gotten done here.

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