The Chaos and Richness of India: On Assignment with USAID

by Al Hirshen It is a testament to the unique visual and emotional richness of India that twenty-nine years after working there, everything is … [Read More...]

Working in the Land of Brown and Dank: An American USAID Consultant in Ukraine

by Al Hirshen In December 1995, when the Dayton Accord ended the war in the former Yugoslavia (Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia), USAID was instructed by … [Read More...]

Richard’s Picks: Best Hotels in the World, Fall 2017

Peer-to peer-hotel evaluations do a great service, but they also come up short in a number of ways. The first is that studies suggest most people who … [Read More...]