Professor Smith in Tajikistan
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Dr. Smith recently returned from the Republic of Tajikistan in Central Asia. Smith received a U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist fellowship from the U.S. Department of State. While there, he was charged with providing the embassy with information regarding the possibility of conflict over water resources in the region, which is his specialty.
Despite his numerous adventures in trying to reach the country, which included dealing with canceled flights, and having to be routed through Riga, Latvia, Smith reported that he enjoyed very much his time in the country. Already a trained Russian linguist, he will continue his language study, and would like to go back again in the future should the opportunity present itself.
To read more about Dr. Smith's adventures, you can read his travel blog here.