Brexit Update

 

Saturday morning, I awoke to thousands of pro-EU “remain” protesters demonstrating in the plaza outside my dorm. As a history lover, living on Trafalgar Square while the Brexit drama unfolds has been an unparalleled experience. It feels like I’ve fallen into a BBC documentary.

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Summer 2016 at LSE: Abstract

This summer, between June 20th and July 29th I will study negotiation at the London School of Economics on the Charles Center’s Kraemer Scholarship.

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An Update from the Dreaming Spires: Adjustments and Expansions in Oxford

It’s been a while since my last blog post, and in that time, a lot has changed about my work environment and my research goals. Term has been over for only a few weeks here in Oxford, and it’s been bittersweet to watch everything I’ve worked on during term wind down and most of my friends go home, wherever that is for them. I’ve been trying to use this time to reflect on what I want to gain from being here in England more generally, beyond the time I’ve been logging in the Bodleian and what I’ve managed to do so far. I’ve also broadened my research focus to examine more instances of late-Tokugawa Japanese diplomacy and travel, beginning a few years after the arrival of Commodore Perry in 1854 until the official beginning of the Meiji period in 1868.

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