Alexander Hunt

Age: 32
Home Town: Fayetteville, AR
Education: BA French/European Studies; BM Piano Performance; MA International Relations and European Studies
Specific Field Interests: Cultural Diplomacy, International Education, Conflict Resolution, Marketing Communications, International Business
Placement: Central Square Foundation, New Delhi
Area of Focus: Education

Highlights: Alexander's interest in international education began in Italy fifteen years ago. While studying classical piano at the Conservatorio Frescobaldi di Musica, he taught English at a bilingual school and worked as a freelance translator‰ÛÓwhich resulted in the translation of a biography. Several years later, supported by an NSA Scholarship and a Fulbright Award, he studied Russian and musicology in St. Petersburg, Russia. Alexander also worked as a bilingual teacher at the American School of Paris, where he developed his own curriculum. After a five-year stint as an importer of French art and antiques, Alexander decided to fully commit to a career in cultural diplomacy. He left the United States in 2012 for an intensive Hindi course in Varanasi, India, followed by a graduate program in International Relations at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. He then returned to India for a position at UNESCO New Delhi, helping develop Punjab's Cultural Heritage Policy in order to empower the Punjabi community on both sides of the border to collaborate in safeguarding their common cultural heritage.