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He earned his MBA at the University of California, Berkeley.
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People Who Studied Abroad #433:
G.D. Agrawal, environmental scientist
He received his PhD from the University of California Berkeley (United States).
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People Who Studied Abroad #360:
Hiram Bingham III, explorer and U.S. Senator
Kingdom of Hawai’i
In his teens, he was sent to the United States to study at Phillips Academy. He also received his B.A. from Yale University in 1898, another degree at University of California, Berkeley in 1900, and a PhD at Harvard University in 1905.
He is recognized as one of the people who brought the Incan city of Machu Picchu to the world’s attention, although it is also recognized that his “archaeology” could also be interpreted as looting. He may have been an inspiration for the character of Indiana Jones.
Graduated from Sophia University (Japan) and attended the University of California Berkeley’s (United States) graduate program in journalism.
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People Who Studied Abroad #245:
Bhagat Singh Thind, religious philosopher
He came to the United States in 1913 to seek a university education. He was studying for a degree at the University of California Berkeley when the U.S. entered WWI. He joined the U.S. Army and completed his PhD after the war.
Bhagat Singh Thind is also notable for his involvement in United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind. He applied for and was granted U.S. citizenship in 1920, but the Bureau of Naturalization appealed the case and it went all the way to the Supreme Court. This appeal was based on a Naturalization Act that stated that the provisions of citizenship “shall apply to aliens, being free white persons, and to aliens of African nativity and to persons of African descent.” In a previous decision, the Supreme Court had ruled that Caucasians were eligible for citizenship. In his case, the Supreme Court ruled against Bhagat Singh Thind and defined Indians as neither white nor caucasian, which resulted in his citizenship and the citizenship of about 50 naturalized Americans of Indian origin being revoked. The Luce-Celler Act, which reversed this decision, was not signed until 1946. Dr Thind did, however, become an American citizen in 1935 when Congress passed a law allowing citizenship to U.S. veterans of World War I, even those from barred zones such as India.
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Haakon completed his bachelor’s degree in political science at University of California, Berkeley (United States) and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics (United Kingdom) in development studies, specializing in international trade and Africa.
Mette-Marit spent six months in Australia as a high school exchange student with Youth For Understanding.
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