Emma Borden ‘15, whose thesis focused on the role of neighboring countries in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, reflects on her time at Cornell.
Who or what influenced your Cornell education the most? How or why?
I deeply appreciate the opportunity to have worked so closely with Professor Ross Brann, and I will always be grateful for his constant encouragement. I took a course with him freshman year which confirmed my decision to study the Middle East at Cornell. In my senior year, Professor Brann was both my advisor and the chair of my thesis committee, and we met every other week throughout the year. He is a steady source of advice and inspiration, and he has been crucial to the success of my time at Cornell.
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