Archive for August, 2012

How Educational Exchange Turns Nations Into People: A VUB Student’s Perspective

How Educational Exchange Turns Nations Into People: A VUB Student’s Perspective

I set sail for Washington DC in the summer of 2009, determined to complement my European perspective on International Relations with an American one and hoping to discover an unbiased truth in the process. As an MA student at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), I [...]

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American Movies in Cinematek and Flagey in September/October

American Movies in Cinematek and Flagey in September/October

Cycle Clint Eastwood: September 2 – October 31, 2012 In almost fifty years of work, Clint Eastwood has been not just in front of the camera but behind the camera as well, becoming one of the most iconic directors of Hollywood and being compared with artists such as Walsh and [...]

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Visit to West-Flanders and WWI Sites

Visit to West-Flanders and WWI Sites

During the American Embassy visit to West Flanders on Friday August 3, 2012, the Embassy delegation toured battle sites, museums, monuments, and cemeteries commemorating the loss of life during the First World War.  The first stop of the visit was in Zonnebeke at the Memorial Museum in Passchendaele.  The delegation [...]

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BFTF Essay Winner Wouter-Jan on his 4-Week Stay in the U.S.

BFTF Essay Winner Wouter-Jan on his 4-Week Stay in the U.S.

The recipe is pretty simple: select sixty eight driven youngsters, coming from every thinkable country between San Francisco and Moscow, all clearly bright, some even brilliant and none of them afraid of certain ambition; put them for a month together in the perfect, paradise-like setting that the Wake Forest University [...]

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