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[Repost]: Video Inspiration - Patrick Awuah & Ashesi University

“Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe When ever I get to talking about Ghana and why there’s still hope for our continent and motherland,Ashesi eventually comes up. Why? It’s the epitome of what Ghana is, could become and will become — if more of us follow that strong conviction to do something more than live our lives; even if it means leaving a US job with Microsoft on nothing but that conviction.
I got introduced to Ashesi University during its early days and while I was in high school. My father was a computer science lecturer at the university and during vacation I’d usually tag along with him to “do research”. When I started applying to universities, Ashesi was my top Ghanaian school – even though they didn’t have an IR or economics program. Why? The liberal arts curriculum, the questioning, the critical thinking, the novelty of it all.
The Ashesi  students I knew then had at least two years on me at the time, but it was great i…

Sino-Africa, Twitter Connections & Azonto Love (Mini-Update)

Hi everyone!

I haven't posted since Circumspecte won the BlogCamp Award; first because I was too jittery with excitement to really function or write anything comprehensive, and secondly because life events - aka school, spring allergies - took over. Maintenant, I'm still in school mode and inshAllah, will be wrapping up my graduate degree program at SAIS in less than a month! Sadly,  that means I probably won't be blogging till that degree is signed, sealed and delivered. But then we have the whole summer to catch up! That said, I created the official Circumspecte Twitter page :)

Right now it's all papers a-flurry and non-stop multitasking tryna get all my assignments done, but I did go to a Sino-Africa happy hour this evening and got to talk to a bunch of interesting people, including Winslow who reached out to me on Twitter about the event after I tweeted a bunch of insights on China-Africa relations during my Trade and African Development class last week. Turns out…