Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2008
Gregory Freeman '02 has been accepted to the Monterey Institute of International Studies, an affiliate of Middlebury College, where he will be attending this fall. The Monterey Institute is widely recognized as one of the most academically prestigious international policy and language schools in the nation. Graduates of the Institute have been prominent leaders in the U.S. Foreign Service, in language teaching, and in the international business community.
In conjunction with his graduate studies at the Monterey Institute, Freeman was also awarded the Kathryn Davis Fellowship for International Peace, which covers all expenses to attend Middlebury College's Intensive Summer Language program for Chinese. As a member of the class of 2010, he will earn his master’s degree by concentrating on China's energy security and continuing his studies in Chinese. He looks forward to refining this focus over the course of the next year.
Freeman, an international relations major and French minor while at HWS, credits his interest in international affairs to the liberal arts education he received at the Colleges.
“While at HWS, I studied abroad in Dakar, Senegal and Geneva, Switzerland. These experiences provided me with global perspectives that are hard to replicate in the classroom. My flexible major in international relations allowed me to take courses in U.S. foreign policy, economics, and courses of regional interest including Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. I owe many thanks to Professors Beckman, Drennen, Dunn, Tilley and Zhou who have all had an impact on my chosen path.”
Freeman hopes to work with a specialized international organization in the future. He is particularly interested in fostering collaboration between governments, businesses and society to improve trade relations, while also accounting for the realities of both developed and developing economies.