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2017-18 Europeans in the USA

Brief Reflections on my Fulbright-Schuman Fellowship at Yale University

From September 2016 to April 2017, thanks to the Fulbright Schuman grant, I spent eight months at Yale University as a pre-doctoral research fellow. During this time, I had the chance to finalize my PhD project ‘The business of state-building: How business associations shaped the performance of local governments in Bosnia and Herzegovina’. Having recently […]

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2017-18 Europeans in the USA

Five of my favorite “American moments”

During the past five-and-a-half months, thanks to the Fulbright Schuman grant, I have been conducting my research at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. It has been a fantastic time, which allowed me not only to delve into my project on “Forms of Foreign Policy Cooperation in the Unraveled Transatlantic […]

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2016-17 Americans in the EU

A Brief Reflection on my Fulbright-Schuman Experience

My Fulbright-Schuman research project examines the labor market integration of refugees in select EU Member States. Broadly, my study looks at how private enterprise works with government agencies in facilitating refugees’ job readiness and labor market integration, whether through the direct hiring of refugees or through policy development (e.g., through influencing the development of vocational […]

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2015-16 Americans in the EU

From 19 Hours of Darkness to 22 Hours of Light: A Fulbright-Schuman’s stay in Finland and Sweden

On January 9, I left a very sunny Jamaica to voluntarily fly to Helsinki, Finland. I arrived in Helsinki at -20 degrees Celsius (-4 degrees Fahrenheit), just in time for two feet of fresh snow to be dumped on my doorstep that night. Hailing from Philadelphia, I can manage snow, but -20 degrees and only […]

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2015-16 2016 Europeans in the USA

Bringing a family on the Fulbright Schuman Program

Coming across the Atlantic with a family requires creativity, the endurance to fill out a big pile of forms, and a truckload of patience. But based on my so-far very short experience in the States, it is definitely worth it. In this blog post, I want to share a few things that our family has […]

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2015-16 Europeans in the USA

Fulbright-Schuman Experience at UT Austin

Let me start by saying that Austin is considered the world capital of Live Music… So, there is no night at beautiful Austin downtown without high quality blues, jazz, rock, etc… Just choose your preferred rhythm and you will find a pleasant bar with your type of music. You can enhance the experience by combining […]