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College of Arts and Sciences

Peter Glass

Class of 2020

 Peter Glass

Hometown: Mercer Island, WA

What is your College Scholar project? 
Simply put, I am studying the roots and implications of nationalism. I want to learn about how nationalism relates to other social-grouping sentiments like cosmopolitanism and parochialism, and if nationalism is a natural progression of human tendencies to identify groups or if it is artificial. I am also trying to determine the best courses of action for a state to deal with nationalism. Since its inception nationalism has been a potent political force, thus I think it is important to study as a subject in itself.

What are your most important extra-curricular activities?
I enjoy intramural sports and I have a passion for nature preservation and enjoying the outdoors. I am also a member of Cornell International Affairs Society because I enjoy Model United Nations Conferences.

Have you attended any interesting summer internships or programs? 
Last summer I interned with an environmental advocacy organization learning about outreach. For this summer, I have recently accepted an offer to intern at the U.S. Embassy in Cyprus. 

What do you dream of doing after graduation?
I hope to live abroad sometime after I graduate and pursue a career relating to public policy in some capacity.