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Spring '16 in DC: Private Tours and Foreign Policy

On Thursday, our international development professor, Josh Blumenfeld, brought us on an amazing field trip to the State Department. We had the chance to take a private tour of the State reception rooms! This is us next to a desk worth nearly $5 million because of its significance as the desk where the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783, ending the Revolutionary War.

Afterwards, we had lunch with Anne Richard, the Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration. We learned so much and had an incredible inside look at the Department of State. We look forward to more exciting opportunities as we round out our final two weeks in DC.