Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Our first student from Afghanistan

Afghanistan is never far from the newspaper headlines these days... first Gen. McChrystal got himself fired as head of the US combat mission there, then there is a major attack on NATO airfields. No good news from the Hindukush? Not quite. We just got confirmation that the first student from Afghanistan is going to join the ITFD program this fall. Ms Palwasha Mirbacha did her undergraduate degree in the US, and then worked for the UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan as well as the Office of the Chief Economic Advisor to the President. She received a full scholarship, sponsored by La Caixa.

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