Monthly Archives: January 2012

Week 3: Larry Diamond

One statement from Larry Diamond’s book “The Spirit of Democracy” really stuck out to me: “[In a democracy] citizens see one anther as political equals and believe in equality of opportunity, even though they recognize that perfect equality of outcomes … Continue reading

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Seminar: Larry Diamond’s

It was great to see data how democracy is helping development. But what I found most helpful was his discussion about governance. Which to me is the underlying issue at stake. As we analyze innovative ways to make our projects … Continue reading

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Week 3

Diamond: As a group of engineers that are often exposed to talks on engineering and development, it was good to hear the perspective of someone that studies democracy, because though a separate topic from development, it is very much a … Continue reading

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Professor Larry Diamond reflection

Professor Larry Diamond’s presentation helped me get a better understanding of the relationship between political systems and social development, as well as the current state of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. It was particularly nice to hear some of the steps … Continue reading

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Week 3 Prof. Diamond reflection

I was very interested in the Millennium Challenge, something I hadn’t heard of before. I have been reading “It’s Our Time To Eat, ” by Michela Wrong. It is  about corruption in Kenya and a government whistle blower. Prof. Diamond … Continue reading

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Week 2 Seminar Thoughts

It was encouraging to hear about past projects! It was great to see how the the hard work put into the class produced a real project in the end.  It was also helpful learning about the unforeseen difficulties that each … Continue reading

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Week 2

Panel: It was nice to see the variety of engineering work being done at ESW.  My experience with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) was mostly centered around ME work, building pipes, pumps, whatnot.  With ESW, you had some CEE concepts being … Continue reading

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