My name is Philmon. I’m a second-year Master in Public Affairs student at the Woodrow Wilson School. I concentrate in international development with regional foci in the Middle East, East Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. I am particularly interested in the intersection of diplomacy, development and security studies. I’ve worked and studied in China for about two years. I’ve also served about five years in the Middle East working with different humanitarian assistance and development organizations.