The World Is A Dangerous Place

939 Words Aug 18th, 2015 4 Pages
In the words of Albert Einstein “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” The importance of these words and the desire to pursue my Master degree in Science in Global Studies and International Relations came to me as an epiphany, while roaming the streets of Brazil. After a decade of working as a nuclear engineer, at one of the world’s leading nuclear instrumentation companies, I have encountered numerous issues such as nuclear waste disposable, non-proliferation, and energy independence. It is through these efforts that, I have come to realize that the greatest impediment to solving these problems is often the labyrinth of political hurdles and deciphering the technical implications of government standards.
As an engineer, my world has been framed by logical assessments and conclusions. I was brought up and taught to think critically, analyze, and solve problems. I have been living in a microsphere of the nuclear industry and have come to the realization that the true solution to a problem often lies not only in science but in diplomacy. For example, a university in Egypt wanted to buy a monitor. The monitor they wanted to purchase did not contain any nuclear material (but did allow for workers to check if they are contaminated with nuclear material). This simple request became a rather interesting situation not only because my company is 96% owned by the government of France,…
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