Jarrell Jun Jie Ng, Ezra Stiles College ’15,
Cambridge University, Shaping the World: Understanding the Past and Predicting the Future, Summer 2014
"It is foolish to think that any single one of us can ‘shape the world’ or ‘predict the future’. The historian in me definitely appreciated the value of ‘understanding the past’, but as somewhat of a cynic, I honestly went into the Cambridge GSP course deeply skeptical of how much it would achieve the lofty aspirations set out in its title. Yet, what I discovered eventually was that when like-minded individuals from diverse countries, cultures and creeds come together as we did in Cambridge, united by the same passion for making a difference, they can collectively take a little step in the right direction."