Olivier RTD Lewis

After a fifth year at Lehigh, I graduated with majors in IR, French and Journalism (magna cum laude, IR & French honors). I wrote my honors thesis on globalisation and culture, via a.cas2. study of the "Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie".  My next year was at the University of St. Andrew's for a Masters of Letters in International Political Theory, where we applied political thought to a global context.  We read authors such as Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Aquinas, Grotius, Kant, Nietzsche, but also Rawls, Habermas, Foucault, and Derrida.  I wrote my dissertation on Foucault's theory of knowledge/power, via a.cas2. study of my own thesis.  Currently, I am studying at the College of Europe, in Warsaw, for an M.A. in European Interdisciplinary Studies.  My thesis will attempt an analysis of the new Lisbon Treaty of the European Union via Carl Schmitt's theory of Friendship and Enmity.  My advice: if you want to work after Lehigh, do as many internships as you can.  If you want to study after Lehigh, write (essays, articles,...) as much as you can.