Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Dean Chahim

Dean Chahim 2011

Civil Engineering with Departmental Honors

Development Studies


2011 Fellows

Hometown:  Seattle, WA

Travel Locations: Nicaragua, Boliva, Brazil, South Africa, Mozambique, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Turkey, Tajikistan, India, Israel, Tunisia

Chahim’s itinerary takes him to countries that have historically experimented with a variety of development paths different from the West. He hopes to appreciate one of the greatest modern ironies: ignorance in the global North of alternative definitions of development that transcend economics. He wants to challenge himself to begin to see the world in the multitude of ways people in the “developing” world do – and understand the world as they imagine it could be.