Nicholas DiFiore '94
Dimension: Develop a Global Sensibility
August 22, 2012
Assistant Army Attaché, U.S.
Army, Embassy of the United States of America, New Delhi
What I love most about what I do: Living in India and working with soldiers from around the
world. Soldiers share a camaraderie that can transcend national
politics, and it's great to see how much we have in common.
How Dickinson prepared me for
what I do: Dickinson taught me how to listen to other
perspectives, recognize the points of agreement and divergence and develop strategies to bridge the points of divergence.
activity/organization at Dickinson: Outside of the classroom, it
was Army ROTC and theatre/improv. That I could do both is a
testament to the truly liberal-arts nature of Dickinson.
Accomplishment I was most
proud of at Dickinson: Co-founding the comedy improv troupe Run
With It!, which started as a guerrilla organization and has now
become a permanent and recognizable facet of Dickinson life.
Accomplishment I am most
proud of today: Having served in the U.S. Army for over 18 years. I
have been a part of one of the most dedicated organizations on
earth and have served in peacekeeping operations and as an
ambassador for our country around the world.
What "develop a global
sensibility" means to me: Patiently seeking commonality while being comfortable in a
completely foreign environment.
How I chose Dickinson: I wanted
a small school with a sense of community where a single student
wouldn't get lost in the crowd.
Favorite professor: Professor
Fratantuono [International Business & Management]. From my first day in Econ 101, his enthusiasm for the
subject—and more importantly for teaching—had me hooked on economics. Later, during my senior year when he was advising
me on my honors project, he really encouraged me to explore my
interests in game theory and defense economics. He really
knew how to let students explore their interests without losing
sight of the learning objective.
Favorite place on campus: The
Mathers Theatre scene shop.
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