Another international event I attended this semester was paper presentations by IAS graduate students. While I am not likely going to attend graduate school at OU (or in IAS), it was incredibly interesting to talk to these students and hear about their work. One presentation that particularly stuck out was about gender vs sex in education in East Africa. This was a topic that I knew nothing about, so it was incredibly interesting. Another benefit of attending the event was hearing professors’ critiques and questions for the grad students, as it made me think about how I could improve similar problems in papers I was writing. It was also really helpful to talk to the students about life in grad school, as that is (hopefully) where I will be in a few years.