If alum, what year did you (would you have) graduate(d)?
I study world politics, in particular what facilitates and discourages international cooperation, with particular attention to the role of international institutions such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Shimer taught me to think for myself, reflectively, after reading thoughtful works that have remained relevant over generations and centuries.
Why I Give
Because I want the Shimer emphasis on reading works of enduring value, and thinking about them critically, to endure; and because I want current students to have the opportunities that I had.
Why I Serve
Because Shimer needs engaged and thoughtful Board members who have some expertise in higher education.
Best Shimer Memory
Founding and editing the student newspaper, then called QUEST.
Shimer and My Career
Thinking independently, listening to others, discussing issues frankly, and writing analytically are all central to my career; I first learned how to do these things well at Shimer.