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Zilong Wang Joins 2011 Student Freedom Ride

Submitted by on April 26, 2011 – 10:19 amNo Comment

“I have had the privilege to see the world; now it is my responsibility to change it,” wrote Zilong Wang F09 in his application to join the 2011 Student Freedom Ride.

Wang, now in his second year at Hampshire College, is one of 40 students selected from nearly 1,000 applicants as Student Freedom Riders, PBS’s American Experience announced April 7. The May 6 – 16 experiential learning opportunity occurs in conjunction with the May 16 PBS broadcast of Freedom Riders and the 50th anniversary of the original May 1961 Freedom Rides.

Wang is from Inner Mongolia, China, and completed his primary and secondary education in Shanghai, with a year as a high school exchange student in Germany.

At Hampshire College, he studies history and philosophy, with a concentration on the Future of World Energy. His academic advisor is Professor of Peace and World Security Studies Michael Klare.


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