Splash Biography

JOSHUA ALTMAN, Yale junior studying EP&E and Russia

Major: Ethics, Politics, & Economics

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2017

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Josh is a junior double majoring in Ethics, Politics, & Economics and Russian & East European Studies. He is interested in issues of free speech, urban economic policy, and foreign affairs. At Yale, Josh is President of the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program, which is dedicated to the promotion of intellectual diversity on Yale's campus. Last summer, Josh interned at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington D.C. and worked on the conversion of public housing projects to private Section 8 housing. He speaks Russian and studies market reforms and democracy’s development (or lack thereof) in the Russian Federation. In his spare time, Josh tries to keep up-to-date with the 2016 Election, and he never misses an episode of Homeland.

Past Classes

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H2065: The Buckley Program: Conservatism, Liberalism, and Progressivism. What do they all mean? in Splash Spring 16 (Apr. 02, 2016)
This election cycle has thrown around the words Conservatism, Liberalism, and Progressivism without much explanation. These philosophies run much deeper than the rhetoric employed by candidates on either side of campaign trail. This course aims to provide a foundation for understanding how these political philosophies diverge and cohere, and it also seeks to frame the 2016 election as something beyond the typical Conservative/Progressive-Liberal matchup we are so accustomed to.