Lan Truong
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What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Aid, Communication, Conservation, Culture, Democracy, Education, Environment, Ethics, Gender, Globalization, Health, Human Rights, Innovation, Poverty, Science, Technology, Youth
Tell everyone a little about yourself and what you hope to gain from the Global Ethics Network.
I am currently a junior attending the Early College at Guilford. As an Asian-American, I am always surrounded by different cultural environments and I came to develop an interest in international affairs. I hope to express my opinons regarding global issues while further enhancing my knowledge of the world by learning through others' perspectives. I also love to draw, sing, dance, or actively participate in community events in my free time!

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Democracy: An End to Gender Discrimination

Posted on January 2, 2019 at 6:02pm 0 Comments

Lan Truong

The Early College at Guilford

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Democracy: An End to Gender Discrimination

Glued to the television screen, I waited in anticipation for the 2016 U.S. presidential election results between Republican Party representative Donald Trump and Democratic Party representative Hillary Clinton. Deep down, I had the slightest hope that we would have our first female president. Clinton’s nomination as…

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