Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Deric Gruen

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Public Administration


2009 Fellows

Travel Locations: Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America

Gruen plans to visit two or three countries in the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America with a focus on interaction with local communities. He wants to explore countries where he can converse in Portuguese, Spanish or Arabic and will travel by bicycle within and at times between the places he visits. Deric plans to get a full experience by moving slowly, with respect for the people and environments that host him.