Splash Biography

SHILOH TILLEMANN-DICK, Senior, studying politics, water, and all the rest

Major: Environmental Studies

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2014

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm from the great state of Colorado, I've done political work in DC, earthquake relief in Haiti, and tsunami relief work in Japan. I've been lucky enough to see some of the darkest corners of the world and try to make things a bit brighter.

Past Classes

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H1060: I, We, Us, and Them: Power, Identity, and Subversion Through History in Splash Spring 14 (Mar. 29, 2014)
Throughout history there have been people who have excelled a the acquisition and utilization of power. Some of these people used mass movements and popular will to achieve their goals, others used cunning and subterfuge to make it to the top.This class will look at attempts (both successful and unsuccessful throughout history) to gain and exercise power. Case studies will include the Byzantine Empire, the Civil Rights Movement, and others.

T886: Life Lessons In International Relations in Sprout Spring 14 (Feb. 15 - Mar. 01, 2014)
Everyone learned certain lessons about how to deal with others when they were growing up: Share, play nice, be a good sport, listen to others, etc. Those bits of received wisdom aren't just useful on the playground though. They are timeless concepts which lend themselves just as well to the arts of diplomacy and statecraft as they do anywhere else. The class will cover case studies from diplomatic history every week and discuss how they are relevant to today and how they might be relevant in the future.

H635: What's going on? A very brief look at America's place in the world in Splash Fall 13 (Nov. 09, 2013)
Over the past century the United States has gone through several distinct phases in its role as a member of the international community. First it was an unwilling participant in a conflict it had no interest in; most recently it has become the unwilling behemoth entrusted with maintaining the system it created. The course will be a fast moving look at the evolution of America's role in the world and some of the touchstone events which took place along that road.