Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Daniel Stofleth

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2013 Fellows

Travel Locations: Nepal, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, UAE, Jordan, Turkey, Israel, West Bank

Stofleth is interested in understanding how people resolve conflicts, not only between themselves and others, but also within themselves. He will start by experiencing Eastern forms of mindfulness practice (i.e. meditation) by staying in Buddhist monasteries in Southeast Asia, to give him a greater understanding of internal conflict. He will also visit places with pronounced external conflict, such as Egypt and Israel. From his journey he hopes to be able to better understand the relationships between internal and external conflict by approaching it from these two angles.  The Bonderman also offers unseen possibilities, as Danny expressed in his application, “This is what excites me most about the potential the Bonderman offers.  I imagine that the more I travel and the more I learn, the more opportunities will present themselves that I never could have envisioned…”

Alumni Reflections

How did the Bonderman Fellowship impact your life?

“The Bonderman gave me the courage to take on adventures and challenges I never would have considered, otherwise. It helped me expand outside my comfort zone and become more comfortable with discomfort.”

What are you doing now?

“I’m learning a new instrument, learning new dances through a local studio, and learning to sing for the first time in my life. I work at a local research institute and conduct research on topics continued from my PhD work.”Danny Stofleth on Bonderman.

Danny Stofleth during the Bonderman Fellowship.