It’s All About Where You Stand

Through extensive national and international research, I can conclude with near certainty that the phenomenon of being awkward in the elevator is not only a US trait but an internationally shared custom. Tight spaces and close quarters is not something that is an isolated social situation for most, it is relatively common in communities nowadays. … Continue reading It’s All About Where You Stand

Vienna: The City of knock-off Razor Scooters

They are everywhere. I didn’t notice it at first, but after a particularly memorable scooter themed dream I couldn’t stop seeing them everywhere I went. Now I haven’t used a scooter for transportation since middle school (it fit perfectly in my locker when folded), but it seems that Austrians have carried on the trend. Now … Continue reading Vienna: The City of knock-off Razor Scooters

The NPT’s Broken Record

Recently I was able to attend a panel discussion at the VCDNP on the prospects of this year’s Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Commission meeting that will begin in May here in Vienna. One of my professors was actually moderating the panel and opened the discussions with some interesting albeit sobering questions. In many cases, he highlighted … Continue reading The NPT’s Broken Record

The Nonpro Student and the plague of Imposter Syndrome

Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome) is a concept describing high-achieving individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a "fraud". (provided to you by the ever-credible source of Wikipedia) My graduate school is populated by a large variety of … Continue reading The Nonpro Student and the plague of Imposter Syndrome