Paul Nguyen Cong Duc

Paul Nguyen Cong Duc

Political Sciences '19

Human Rights Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies 


Hi. My name is Paul and I'm an exchange student from Strasbourg, France studying Political Sciences. While participating in the Spring 2018 Maxwell-in-Washington Program, I completed an independent research project with the Human Rights Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

I found that this program was the best opportunity I have had to gain first-hand experiences from highly skilled individuals. I was thrilled to take part in a meeting with the program’s director. I enjoyed working on projects with people who are passionate about their work. I realized that my colleagues are very interested in my career and listen to my opinions and aspirations. I would like to work in a strategic research organization.

My favorite part about Washington is the busy schedule the city has to offer - whether it be social events to workplace environment - there is always something interesting to see or do. My advice to incoming students is to stay open minded and try new things.