<div><span>AN APPRECIATION FOR CHINESE MODERN ART </span></div><div><span>“We hosted Jerome Cohen as a Pacific Leadership fellow in 2008 and his wife Joan, a noted art historian, introduced me to the transformation in Chinese art that happened after Mao’s death until now. China went through the entire 20th century of modern art in the space of about 10 years. When I went to China on sabbatical in 2010, we went to the 798 Art Zone in Beijing where the grittier artists were making art in the 1980s and 1990s.” </span></div><div><br></div> www.flickr.com AN APPRECIATION FOR CHINESE MODERN ART “We hosted Jerome Cohen as a Pacific Leadership fellow in 2008 and his wife Joan, a noted art historian, introduced me to the transformation in Chinese art that happened after Mao’s death until now. China went through the entire 20th century of modern art in the space of about 10 years. When I went to China on sabbatical in 2010, we went to the 798 Art Zone in Beijing where the grittier artists were making art in the 1980s and 1990s.”
<div><span>A SURFING FAMILY </span></div><div><span>“Hmmm, I’m trying to remember which daughter painted this. They didn’t sign it. I would think it was my older daughter Thea, because she made herself much taller than her sister, so that would make sense. For six years, we would go on family vacations to Nosara in Costa Rica, which is a great jungle beach town, and surf for two weeks. And so this was a birthday present to commemorate our trips.”</span></div><div><br></div> www.flickr.com A SURFING FAMILY “Hmmm, I’m trying to remember which daughter painted this. They didn’t sign it. I would think it was my older daughter Thea, because she made herself much taller than her sister, so that would make sense. For six years, we would go on family vacations to Nosara in Costa Rica, which is a great jungle beach town, and surf for two weeks. And so this was a birthday present to commemorate our trips.”
<div><span>ROOTED IN CALIFORNIA </span></div><div><span>“This is a picture of my father and those are the pigs he was raising in high school. He took them down to show in the LA County Fair and it was the money that he raised from those pigs that allowed him to go to college and then medical school, and let me have the life I have.”</span></div><div><br></div> www.flickr.com ROOTED IN CALIFORNIA “This is a picture of my father and those are the pigs he was raising in high school. He took them down to show in the LA County Fair and it was the money that he raised from those pigs that allowed him to go to college and then medical school, and let me have the life I have.”
<div><span>POLLY WANT A CRACKER? </span></div><div><span>“I bought this parrot in Honduras. It was 1987 and I was on a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship and lived in Lima, Peru for half the year and then Honduras for the second half. It was the middle of the U.S.-sponsored contra war. It was a really intense time politically to be there, and I wanted something to bring back.”</span></div><div><br></div> www.flickr.com POLLY WANT A CRACKER? “I bought this parrot in Honduras. It was 1987 and I was on a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship and lived in Lima, Peru for half the year and then Honduras for the second half. It was the middle of the U.S.-sponsored contra war. It was a really intense time politically to be there, and I wanted something to bring back.”
<div><span>A BOOK WITH IMPACT </span></div><div><span>“This book was a gift from a Ph.D. student, Jeffrey Lin, who is at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. It is an original copy of a 1937 publication by Jacob Viner who was one of the great, early trade economists and he developed insights for how to use trade models in ways that were empirically useful. My student knew how much I liked Viner, and he went and found an original edition as a parting gift.”</span></div><div><br></div> www.flickr.com A BOOK WITH IMPACT “This book was a gift from a Ph.D. student, Jeffrey Lin, who is at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. It is an original copy of a 1937 publication by Jacob Viner who was one of the great, early trade economists and he developed insights for how to use trade models in ways that were empirically useful. My student knew how much I liked Viner, and he went and found an original edition as a parting gift.”
<div><span>INSTALLATION ART </span></div><div><span>“Those are all of my notes from my graduate courses that I’ve never opened since graduate school because you find stuff in other places. But I can’t bring myself to throw them out since it was so much work to fill them. They sit there as a reminder of my inability to make a decision about what to do with them.” </span></div><div><br></div> www.flickr.com INSTALLATION ART “Those are all of my notes from my graduate courses that I’ve never opened since graduate school because you find stuff in other places. But I can’t bring myself to throw them out since it was so much work to fill them. They sit there as a reminder of my inability to make a decision about what to do with them.”
<div><span>THE VALUE OF AN INTERNSHIP</span></div><div><span>“I was given this for having served on the board of directors for the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) for six years. They are a group that advocates for stronger protection of human rights in Latin America. I’m an economist, and I don’t really do research on human rights, but my connection comes from being an intern for them when I was in college and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. We’ve sent a number of GPS students to work in WOLA over the years.”</span></div><div><br></div> www.flickr.com THE VALUE OF AN INTERNSHIP “I was given this for having served on the board of directors for the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) for six years. They are a group that advocates for stronger protection of human rights in Latin America. I’m an economist, and I don’t really do research on human rights, but my connection comes from being an intern for them when I was in college and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. We’ve sent a number of GPS students to work in WOLA over the years.”