Kat in India

A graduate student at SMU’s Temerlin Advertising Institute, Kat is participating in SMU-in-India during summer 2010, doing in-class coursework in Ahmedabad, as well as two weeks taking field trips.

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Meeting the former ambassador

Kat-ambassador.jpg We got to meet former ambassador Swashpawan Singh while we were in Delhi. He came to SMU about a year ago and spoke as a guest lecturer for the Tate Lecture Series. It was such a wonderful experience to sit down with him at the hotel and talk to him about the culture of India.

He was really inspiring to us about making the best of all of our travel experiences. The one thing I really wanted to share with you all is what he said about our generation.

“The greatest gift ‘your’ generation has is the gift of mobility.” – Swashpawan Singh

I really wish we were to have had more time with him, but it was a lovely hour to spend with him hearing about his insights and interpretations about India. He served as the former ambassador and permanent representative of India to the United Nations, Geneva.

Well, on a side note … we have one final day of class tomorrow, so we are in the last leg of our project. Hopefully we won’t be staying up too late this evening working on the project. We’ve been invited to a dinner with the director of the university tonight, so I’ll fill you in on that later!

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