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Hansen Summer Institute: Making a Hopeful Connection

Hope is often hard to come by. Yet over the past few weeks, the fellows attending the Hansen Summer Institute (HSI) at the University of San Diego seem to have found the perfect recipe: Representation of 21 nationalities from around the world, sincere dialogue about difficult geopolitical realities, and a passion that comes from high-achieving young adults — and those are just the main ingredients. Fellows have also sprinkled in late-night talks and spontaneous dance parties.