Ideating my Thesis

May 23rd, 2017 David Berger 3 min read

I’m in the last phases of my thesis, working on finishing my final draft, and I realize I haven’t really talked about it that much here on the blog!  My Master’s thesis is the capstone component of my studies here with the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies program, and I’ve been working on narrowing in it’s focus. Over the last year and a half I’ve looked…

Six months in Copenhagen

Dec 9th, 2016 David Berger 3 min read

I arrived in Copenhagen in June of 2016, in the height of summer, with an amazing trip to Myanmar planned in July and the start of studies at the middle of August. Now that those fantastic trips have come to a close, I’m reflecting on an amazing and blessed life.  My studies have started at Roskilde, beginning my second year in the Erasmus Mundus Global…

Into Copenhagen!

Jul 1st, 2016 David Berger 2 min read

It was four am, then it was five, and then six. The sun rolled across the horizon and began to climb into the sky. By seven, the bus rolled into the station, and a few minutes later, after a torrent of hot, exhausted bodies purged themselves from the tube of metal, rubber, and plastic, it was time to board. Seven thirty, the bus starts up,…

The move: Wroclaw to Copenhagen

Jun 20th, 2016 David Berger 3 min read

It was early, or maybe it was late. I guess it’s all a matter of perspective. I’d already packed, I’d been packed for a few days. Just the last essentials sitting on my desk. My laptop out, my notebook and kindle on the charger, my travel adapter and wall to USB adapter plugged in. My orange Escape Osprey pack, a 2001 original, made in Dolores…

Sustainable Development and Community Mobilization: Presenting research at the Sixteenth International Conference on Current Issues in Sustainable Development

May 18th, 2016 David Berger 4 min read

I was drawn to the conference due to its synergy with Amaterra’s mission of promoting sustainability and conservation, and the focus on generational responsibility for the protection, and maintenance of the environment. A major issue that I faced during my time with the Peace Corps was how to encourage behavior change across generations, and especially how to encourage and promote discourse and collaboration which would enhance responsibility and accountability in sustainability initiatives.

EMGS: Two Months in

Dec 8th, 2015 David Berger 2 min read

Hello! It’s about time to check in for an update. If you’ll remember from my last post, talking about the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies program, each of the primary universities has a focus: Leipzig, London, Roskilde, Vienna, Wroclaw (Our big 5): at the University of Leipzig on comparative analysis of global entanglements both historically and for the present times, focusing on Eastern Europe, Western Europe,…