FAO Quotables

"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
-Anne Applebaum

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Answering Questions on PhD's from Exum and Blattman

6 NOV 2012 UPDATE from earlier post
I've added the link to a post by Chris Blattman (a professor at Columbia, @cblatts on twitter) in which he answers frequently asked questions about PhD applications.

If you're like me and have no clue what it means to have a Ph. D or how to get one, you should read the below post (and the comments) from Abu Muqawama's blog.  You'll feel smarter just by reading it.  

(Unfortunately, he doesn't cover at how they go about getting those Doctor prescription pads--the sole reason I would like to get a PhD is to officially be a titled "Doctor"--I envision an office crowded with dusty books and papers and a fat square prescription pad on my desk from which I scribble prescriptions for knowledge)

Frequently Asked PhD Questions by Chris Blattman


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