The idea of establishing a DGA blog emerged from the discussion about the need for a platform where our students and faculty can share their thoughts about issues the closest to their hearts. Since the Division of Global Affairs is a multidisciplinary program, we encourage contributors to write about topics related to politics, economics, human security, law, society, environment, culture, etc. Contributors, especially students, can also share what personal stories and passions brought them to DGA. Our students are unique in the sense that they come from very different corners of the world with incredible linguistic, social and cultural backgrounds and experiences. They are an asset for all of us, and we want to make the best of it during their years at the Division.