Ph.D. alumnus Jamie Van Leeuwen ’07 and Agnes Igoye of the Harvard University School of Government teamed up to publish the op-ed “How Trump’s effort to divide inspired friends from Colorado and Uganda” in the Denver Post on Jan. 22, 2018.
“We write this together as friends from Uganda and America and we write this as global citizens of two continents with a message of extraordinary hope. Words intended to divide seem to have united us instead. They created a palpable buzz and undeniable excitement about Africa and Haiti that did not exist last night or last week or last month. The world is tweeting about an Africa and a Haiti where people are going back to work and innovating change and forging academic and industrial partnerships with enormous potential. If you have not yet visited, you should go and see for yourself.”