I am Jonathan Schulman, a rising senior at Ohio State. I am majoring in political science and international studies, with a focus in security and intelligence. I am also minoring in history and Russian. When I am not in the classroom, I am probably somewhere on campus conducting research. Over the last year, I worked with the Ohio State School of Communication on a study exploring the phenomena of echo chambers in both online and print media. We presented this research at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum alongside 650 other undergraduate researchers.
Upon returning from Europe, I will be shifting gears and beginning work on my senior honors thesis, where I will analyze some of the long-term effects of the Vietnam War on the Soviet Union. After graduating in the spring of 2018, I plan to further improve my research skills by attending graduate school, and eventually working in national defense.
I am beyond excited to travel across Europe and visit many important World War II sites. I am also intrigued to study World War II from the British, French, Polish, and German perspectives. I am especially looking forward to exploring the beaches of Normandy. Lastly, I am grateful for the opportunity to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp.
I encourage anyone reading this – family, friends, classmates, or others – to engage with my blog posts. I hope that you follow along with my trip and post any comments and questions that may come to mind. Lastly, I would like to thank the incredibly generous donors who made this study tour possible.
See you in London!