Alumni Spotlight: Chris Linnan

Name: Chris Linnan, but you can call me Rocket. Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina. School: Emory University. ETA Placement and Year: I was placed in Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan during 2014-5 and in Medan in North Sumatra during 2015-6. Current City and Job: I work as a pirate in Mogadishu, Somalia.* Life After Fulbright: I will…

American Soft Power: Thoughts From Indonesia

— By Christopher Linnan — For those readers who took political science courses in college, you have probably been introduced to the concept of “soft power” in the abstract sense. If you did, then you (much like me not so long ago), probably sat in a classroom and had a professor(s) who tried to communicate…

Monthly Highlights: November-December 2015

As the 2015-2016 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grantees continue to teach, learn, and live across Indonesia, they are still finding new ways to engage with their communities in and out of the classroom. Below are monthly highlights from November and December 2015 about these engagement efforts from ETAs placed in Sumatra and Central Java. Magelang, Central…